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Have you ever…

* gone to a library book sale even though you havent finished all the books from the previous sale?

*told yourself while at that library book sale that you are only going to allow yourself one book and it has to be on the list of things you want to read?

*only to buy four, three of which are not on the list…

*had a dream where someone close to you did something horrendous, woken up pissed at that person, and only realized after about a half of a day that it was all a dream?

*not paid attention to the mundane things of everyday like making the bed enough to notice the bed made and not remember whether or not you made it?

*then spend the next fifteen minutes debating with yourself whether or not you made it and if you hadn’t made it, did you thank whomever did?

*been so stinking excited for something you cannot exhibit that excitement adequately?

*truly appreciated the bathroom right after it is clean and has all the lights working?

*cleaned the bathroom with so much bleach, that you scorched your nasal cavities and feel the effects even 24 hours later?

*cursed mold?

*driven faster when a favorite song, with beat and a catchy refrain comes on?

because I have.

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I saw this over at Erins, and she borrowed it from someone else. I thought it was brillant! So would you still be my friend if I admitted…

*that I blare Brittney Spears music on my way home, follwed by Korn and Limp Biskit?

*that I cannot stand spaghetti?

*that I have never seen Friday Night Lights, or Gilmore Girls (well maybe an episode of the last one)

*that I have no desire to read the Twilight series

*that I cry when I read about horses being hurt/put down/mistreated like a baby

*that I used to always want a “my dog is smarter than your honor roll student” bumper sticker, until Nick became an honor roll student and that I now have an honor roll student bumper sticker

*that I would rather stay home and shop online then go to the stores

*that it drives me nuts when I see high school girls all wearing the exact. same. thing.

*that I love my knee high socks with crazy patterns and colors, but have no real style to speak of

How about you? Anything out there that seems like everyone raves about but you feel more “meh” about?

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photographic proof…

or what it looked like after the snow of October 29th…This is why Halloween was cancelled and this was not the worst hit area…

we drove around and took pictures like we have never seen snow before…

I have to admit I am a bit nervous about what else Mother Nature has in store for us this year…

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thursday thoughts…

a few days ago the windshield of my car had an unfortunate run in with a baseball. a quick call and a quick thanks to the all glass option on car insurance polices had me set up with an appointment for a brand spanking new windshield. the window of time was 12-5pm, he was here at 11:45am. but no harm no foul. less than an hour later he had me sign the receipt and i had a brand spanking new windshield. (with instructions not to drive for two hours…) two hours up, had some errands to run, climbed into the car, started her up and looked to the right. but it didn’t look right. the trees were…wavy? kinda like a magnifying glass, but bigger. initially i told myself i was just imagining it, then i doubted myself saying it’s always been like that, then i drove on the road and realized this is so not right…so now i wait, for a replacement, and its raining…

this whole experience has opened my eyes to the wonder that is twitter. after the first experience i tweeted that i needed a new windshield but they wouldn’t replace it until four days had gone by in order to let the adhesive set, i found that odd. i got a response from @quenchmarks about windshield adhesives, in fact the avatar used says “auto glass update”. how is that possible?

i also had one tweet about my upstairs neighbor snoring and got a response from @snoringbuster suggesting i buy him the snoring buster…www.snoringbuster.com. i don’t like my neighbor, he is not getting a snoring buster from me!

i am equal parts impressed and freaked out by this recent twitter activity

but i do enjoy that the escaped cobra is still tweeting…

 

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well…

it snowed…

 

in fact, it is still snowing…

 

in the seven plus years of living in connecticut, i have finally been impressed with a nor’easter!

 

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thursday thoughts…

  • we watched ‘The Book of Eli’ last night. i didn’t like  it, in fact i hated most of the movie. there were times when i would have to leave the room, take the dog out, pluck my eyebrows, or find any other mindless activity to take my thoughts away from the disturbing things that were happening on the screen. the last five minutes were the only five minutes i enjoyed and even then i had HUGE problems with the ending, like why did that girl leave the island? i think the best part of the whole movie was the credits when nick turned to us and said “that movie had NO point…”
  • when i was younger i used to take everything very literally and my view on life was very literal. for example pickles came out of the ground pickled, there was no process involved, that is how they grew. you couldn’t argue with me any differently. since i have grown wiser over the years,  *cough cough*  i now accept the fact that there are steps involved for things like pickles to actually become pickles. i only bring this up because i am beginning to question it again, i am sure everyone is aware of the cucumber melon flavors/scents, well if my younger literal self were to look at my garden right now and see the cucumber plants combining with the melon plants that would just support the theory that things came out of the ground like that…this picture is from last week, the cucumber plant in the right hand corner has now combined with this melon plant, so much so that it takes a good ten minutes or so to de-tangle them, perhaps i could be on to something?
  • my office has a chemical dependency on twizzlers. we went through a dry spell there for a while but the twizzlers have made a return with a vengeance, everyone here knows we have them, sometimes we don’t want to share…
  • this past weekend, we made a trek to buttonwood we had amazing ice cream and were able to see the sunflowers, nick and i bought a bunch a piece to support the Make a Wish Foundation. it was such a gorgeous day and the sunflowers are amazing, unfortunately this morning i had to retire the sunflowers to the garbage, they were really really droopy and pollinating everything in the kitchen…i took this picture with my phone to send to my sister, it has cows (her favorite) and the sunflowers…
  • did you know my sister can identify the 32 (?) different types of cows that are in the united states?
  • because i planted the garden a wee bit late, we still haven’t harvested many things, we have tons of green tomatoes and we have been getting a few ripe cherry tomatoes everyday. i am hoping that next week sometime everything will just GROW and i wont miss out on the growth while on vacation for a week…far far far away from the garden…oh and everything else!!

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a meme…

what a great way to start a wednesday! i have been tagged by brandi to answer a few questions…

so here we go…

1. If you could spend the rest of your life doing only one thing, what would it be?– Thats easy, i would be working in a historical museum surrounded by old things. i would spend my days figuring out what the artifacts mean and how they affected the everyday life of the owners, then i would share what i had learned with anyone who would listen…

2. What’s the best thing you can bake/cook?– Chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips, my all time favorite growing up and a popular dessert with the boys now, although really? any type of desert is popular in my house and i am getting pretty good about following recipes, my one fail is oreo truffles, is it the fact we dont have microwave and had to resort to trying to melt the chocolate on the stove the reason for the epic fail? we just dont know yet…

3.What household chore is your LEAST favorite?– dusting hands down. i will wait until i just cannot stand being able to see a thick layer of dust before i do anything about it, vacuuming? no problem! dishes? sure! laundry? bring it on! but dusting is for the birds! that and trying to clean the shower that has no ventelation…but thats a beast unto itself…

4.If you could bring three things to a deserted island, what would they be?– that is a tough one…if i had to bring three things to survive on a deserted island it would be a water purifier, a never ending flame producer, and my husband (he can bring three things too!) but if it were a deserted island getaway…i would bring a swimsuit (duh), my ipod and my husband…

5.What’s the next big thing that you are thinking about splurging on?– well we are going on vacation in a few weeks, but that is already paid for, i would love to splurge on a macbook for the thesis, but that will totally not happen, so i am going to go with school clothes for the newly minted freshman, boy needs to look good on his first day of highschool!

6.What would you do if you won the lottery and you only had one day to spend your winnings?-only one day? no problem…pay off school debts, put money in an account for nicks college/future, pay off cars, buy new cars, buy a house that has land and a barn, buy a horse or two, new baseball gloves for nick and kevin, nokana brand of course, buy my parents a sail boat, buy my sister a dog, a new collar for hobbes, and finish off the day with an insane surf and turf meal on the beach, with fireworks, and sparklers…

7.Post a current photo. If you wish to remain elusive, an abstract or close up will do just fine.

i hate snakes, but i was volunteering at a community even for the museum i work for and decided to get over myself and handle a snake, this is a corn snake and the photographic proof that i, in fact, held one…

8.If you could have ANY pet EVER, what/who would it be?-i love my golden retriever and couldnt imagine any other pet. i mean really…Look at that FACE!!

those were some great questions and now i am tagging Mandy cuz i love her!!

and Nora because she makes me laugh!


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