Life is Grand!!!

Monday, February 28, 2005

More Searches

I was found in yahoo by the following searches:

- grilled chicken flatbread sandwich smokey bones (#1 on the list!)

- opinions on smartware bakeware (#2)

- "cinnamon pancakes" restaurant columbus ohio

And on google:

- "the wedding date" "never met you"


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Crazy Meijer Guy

I ran into the crazy Meijer guy again tonight. I have written about this guy before here. He loves to follow me around the produce section.

Tonight I was looking for bananas when I spotted him coming around the corner. He did the head nod hello as I hurried past him. I then continued my shopping a few aisles down. As I was looking at an item on the shelf, he comes down the same aisle I was shopping in! I could be wrong, but it looked like that he was looking for me. He walked past me starring at me the entire time! What is up with this guy? I know I am a hot mommy, but come on guy...quit stalking me.

I made sure this guy didn't try to follow me out to my car. That's all I need...him knowing where I live. Maybe I can hook him up with my sister. She's into crazy guys!

Life is grand with the crazy Meijer guy!


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Monday Weigh In

Well, again I didn't lose much at all this week. I am eating well and exercising every morning, but I just can't seem to drop the pounds. I am thinking about discontinuing my workouts so that I can eat less. Maybe that way I can lose some of this weight.

After saying that, I don't know if that would even be worth it. I feel healthier and my arms and legs are no longer as flabby. Maybe I should just continue what I am doing...but I want results!

Life is grand when your weight loss has plateaued.


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Sunday, February 27, 2005


I am so glad that Columbus has recently passed the smoking ban. I love being able to walk into a restaurant without being asked, "Smoking or non?". I also love being able to sit anywhere in the restaurant without having breathe in smoke. But, I guess not all people are aware of this new ban.

My sis and I went to a non-smoking restaurant the other night. It was really busy so we sat at a booth across from the bar. We were having a great time when my sis and I smelled smoke. We looked around and saw a woman across from us just puffing away at a cigarette! The woman didn't hear my sis yelling at her to put it out, but she heard the bar tender.

Here's the thing. There was not an ash tray in sight. Some restaurants even have signs on the door saying that it is non-smoking. This ban has been in affect for a few weeks where has this woman been? I hope she was just from out of town.

Life is grand people!

Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

When I quit smoking almost 23 yrs ago, I was smoking almost 3 packs a day. I quit when I was pregnant with my youngest and never started back up. My husband quit when he had his first heart attack at 38 in 1996. You never realize how much it really stinks until you both quit.

February 27, 2005 8:59 PM


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My Name

Stolen from Ordinary Dad. Thanks!

What Does Your Name Mean?


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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Bratz Babyz

Before the Bratz were everybody's favorite fashion friends, they were the baby girls with a passion for fashion! This is where it all began - the funky fashions, the sizzlin' accessories and the far-out friendship. Look out, these Babyz already know how to flaunt it, and they're keepin' it real in the crib.

I saw a commercial for these new little dolls yesterday. I can't believe the things people make up to sell. All the little 4.5 in babyz show their little belly button while wearing things like you see below. What baby is allowed to wears this stuff? Come on now! They even carry around their bottles on chains while doing their makeup! Good God, what is up with this doll?

Here is a pool table to for the babyz. A pool table!!!

What is this world coming to?


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Dinner With The Grandparents

As some of you remember, there was a lot of family stress involving my grandparents around the holidays. There have been some events in the past that have caused hurt feelings for everyone involved. Instead of my grandparents being neutral concerning their two sons, they have chosen one over the other. They even moved two blocks away from their favorite son and his family. Also, my grandma daily watches the two girls from this family. She has pushed the rest of us out of her life, but then gives guilt trips when we don't come over to see her and grandpa.

Well, last night we had dinner with them to celebrate a few b-days and anniversaries. The fav son and his family said they were going to be there, but didn't show(they have only known about this for a month). We brought their C-mas gifts for them to open since they refused to celebrate the holiday at my sister's house. (Read more about it here and here.) While my grandparents opened their gifts, they went on and on about us coming over to their house to get our C-mas presents. Even though we got together(and met half way) to do a present exchange, she told us that our C-mas gifts were just too much for her to bring. All the while I was thinking...likely story. They actually wanted us to come over that night! We were already downtown, but they are still a good 25 min away...and it was after 9pm. Riiiiiight grandma, keep dreaming.

Don't get me wrong, I love my grandma. She just drives me insane with her crazy ways and guilt trips. She loves to guilt trip me about not bringing my son over to her house so she can see him. If she is so concerned about seeing him, why doesn't she just hop in her car and come to my house to visit with him? Why does she give me a hard time about coming half way to meet for lunch? She refuses to do this. It's usually her house or nothing.

She also loves to bring up how sick my grandpa is even though he had to get a job after his retirement. For some reason they decided to sell a home that they had paid off to build themselves a house. So because of this new monthly payment, my g-pa(in his condition) had to get a job while she stays home and watches her favorite grandkids all week. Crazy!

I just don't know what to do with her. My fear is that I will be like her when I am her age. I am a very stubborn woman, but she takes it to the next level. But, I guess she would rather have something to complain about then to met anyone half way.

Life is grand with crazy grandparents!


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Friday, February 25, 2005

Napoleon Dynamite

I had a chance to watch this movie the other day. I have heard a lot of great things about it and I wanted to see if it was all true.

Plot summary: From Preston, Idaho comes Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder), a new kind of hero complete with a tight red 'fro, some choice moon boots, and skills that can't be topped. Napoleon spends his days drawing mythical beasts, duking it out with his 32-year-old brother Kip (Aaron Ruell) and avoiding his Uncle Rico (Jon Gries), a door-to-door salesman who's mentally stuck in 1982 -- the year his football team "almost won state." But when two new friends are brought into his life -- Deb (Tina Majorino), the artisan behind the "boondoggle key chain," and Pedro (Efren Ramirez) with his sweet bike and talent with the chicks -- Napoleon finds goals outside of being a star milk-tasting judge. Together the trio launches a campaign to elect Pedro for class president and make the student body's wildest dreams come true. But if Pedro is to beat stuck-up Summer (Haylie Duff), Napoleon will have to unleash his secret weapon...

I actually liked the movie. There were quite a few laugh out loud parts. I thought that it was especially funny when Napoleon's brother and uncle bought themselves a time machine through ebay. How classic is that?

Here are some quotes about time machines...enjoy:

Uncle Rico: Kip, I reckon... you know a lot about... cyberspace? You ever come across anything... like time travel?
Kip: Easy, I've already looked into it for myself.
Uncle Rico: Right on... right on.

[Napoleon Dynamite straps himself into the time machine]
Kip: So are you ready?
Napoleon Dynamite: Yeah, hold on... I forgot to put in the crystals.

I think I actually like Napolean's brother the best. He had some of the funniest lines along with being really funny looking! He is a 32 year old who lives with his grandma. He loves to spend his time online in chat rooms talking to chicks. We eventually get to see his online girlfriend later in the movie. Wow!

Life is grand with sideways ponytails and moon boots!


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Quiz Time

It 's comforting to say that 'practice makes perfect'....
You are 'Gregg shorthand'. Originally designed to
enable people to write faster, it is also very
useful for writing things which one does not
want other people to read, inasmuch as almost
no one knows shorthand any more.

You know how important it is to do things
efficiently and on time. You also value your
privacy, and (unlike some people) you do not
pretend to be friends with just everyone; that
would be ridiculous. When you do make friends,
you take them seriously, and faithfully keep
what they confide in you to yourself.
Unfortunately, the work which you do (which is
very important, of course) sometimes keeps you
away from social activities, and you are often
lonely. Your problem is that Gregg shorthand
has been obsolete for a long time.

What obsolete skill are you?
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Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

I AM ......

You are 'regularly metric verse'. This can take many forms, including heroic couplets, blank verse, and other iambic pentameters, for example. It has not been used much since the nineteenth century; modern poets tend to prefer rhyme without meter, or even poetry with neither rhyme nor meter. You appreciate the beautiful things in life--the joy of music, the color of leaves falling, the rhythm of a heartbeat. You see life itself as a series of little poems. The result (or is it the cause?) is that you are pensive and often melancholy. You enjoy the company of other people, but they find you unexcitable and depressing. Your problem is that regularly metric verse has been obsolete for a long time.

February 26, 2005 3:01 PM


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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Another Lazy Post

A minister dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates.

Ahead of him is a guy who’s dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans.

Saint Peter addresses the man wearing somewhat sloppy clothes, “Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?”

The guy replies, “I’m Jack Thomas Jr., taxi-driver, of Noo Yawk City.”

Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the taxi-driver, “Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”

The taxi-driver goes into Heaven with his robe and staff. Then it’s the minister’s turn. He stands up tall and booms out, “I am Joseph Snow, pastor of Saint Mary’s Church, for the last forty-three years.”

Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the minister, “Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”

“Just a minute,” says the minister. “That man before me was a taxi-driver, and he gets a silken robe and golden staff. Why, How can this be?”

Saint Peter, looks to the preacher and says,

“Up here, we work by results,”

“While you preached, people slept. While Jack drove, people prayed.”

Blogger Elson - son of El (El means God in hebrew) said...

hey, nice joke here.......i had a good laugh...HAHA....anyway, thanks for lifting up my spirit! Amen.....oh, well i would love u to drop by my blog. it's ok if u choose otherwise.. =) God bless us all greatly in Jesus name AMen!~

February 25, 2005 12:05 AM


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Working Girl

A young family lived in a house next door to a vacant lot, and one day a construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot. The young family’s 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and started talking with the workers.

She hung around and eventually the construction crew, all of them gems-in-the-rough, more or less adopted her as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with her and let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important. At the end of the first week they even presented her with a pay envelope containing a dollar.

The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested they take the dollar pay she had received to the bank the next day to start a savings account. When they got to the bank, the teller asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at such a young age.

The little girl proudly replied, “I worked all last week with a crew building a house.”

“My goodness gracious,” said the teller, “and will you be working on the house again this week, too?”

The little girl replied, “I will if those useless bastards at Home Depot ever bring us the frigging drywall.”


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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Loved This Show!

You scored as Zack Morris. You are zack morris. You are popular, cocky, and can talk your way out of anything.

Zack Morris


Screech Powers


Lisa Turtle


Kelly Kapowski


A.C. Slater


jessie spano


which saved by the bell charachter are you
created with

I stole this from Cindy. Thanks girl!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved this show too. Wow, that brings back memories of saturday mornings for me....

February 24, 2005 9:25 AM


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B.O. Juice

Why does my deodorant always fail by the end of the day...but just in my right pit? No one else can smell it failing, but I always do. It is quite annoying! I am all fresh and clean smelling in on my left side, but the right is constantly giving me problems. I have to change the bo juice monthly. It's like my body gets used to one kind and then it stops working. I have yet to find a deodorant that actually lasts the whole day, every day of the year.

Sometimes, when I get really, really nervous, I stick my hand under my armpits and SNIFF 'EM! But, that's bad, that's bad.

Life is grand when running out of post ideas.

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Well it's about midnight and my right side bo juice has stopped working. I think it quit around 8. How's that for a good time?

Could life be any grander?

February 23, 2005 11:58 PM


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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

A Day Off

Yesterday was wonderful. I only had my son in my care. It was great to stay in bed till 10:30 on a weekday! The boy and I did nothing all day. We lounged around the house, went shopping with my sis, and then lounged some more.

Today I was back to being busy with three boys, all with runny noses. I got caught up on the weekend laundry and even had time to re-organize all my dresser drawers. It's great to be able to just shut the drawer without having to push any of the clothes down in the process. It just slides the moment. Who knows how long it will last. Probably till I find another clothing sale. Good times!

Life if grand with a four day work week!


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High School Jeans

Yesterday I was actually able to fight into some jeans that I have not worn since high school. I have lost enough belly weight that I could actually button and zip them up comfortably. It was a great feeling to wear those pants for a day! The only problem with them is that they are tapered. I hate the way they feel around my ankle, so I might give them away. I have a few more pairs that are even tighter on my leg. I also wore them in high school (and now fit again)but, now someone else can wear them since they are going bye-bye. I don't even think these pants from the 80's will ever be back in style again.

Life is grand with high school jeans that fit again!

Blogger loelsh said...

That's funny, I just went through my closet and am getting rid of a bunch of jeans that I used to wear when I was first married. They, also were tapered legged so I will be getting rid of them, though they are all really nice jeans, Levi's, and still in good condition. I cannot fit them though, cause they are all size 12. I already got rid of all my old high school jeans as I will most likely never fit into any sizes 5-10 ever again anyway after having 3 kids (plus the tapered leg thing). Life IS grand when you're getting rid of old clothes.

February 22, 2005 9:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh..high school jeans, enough said, right? Well, I am gald to see that I am not the only married, mother of a toddler, who is going throught this. And I was just complaining about my tight jeans this morning...

February 24, 2005 9:27 AM


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In Honor Of Drifter

We miss ya man!

Blogger Pete said...


February 22, 2005 9:36 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

That's soooo drifter!!

February 22, 2005 9:24 PM

Blogger l.a.h. said...

What happened to Drifter??? I've been too busy to check other blogs very often lately, and now I see he's gone! Tell him he's missed!

February 26, 2005 4:20 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Drifter ran into some problems while surfing the net at work. Guru has a nice goodbye for him here.

February 26, 2005 4:32 PM


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Monday, February 21, 2005

Funny, But True

No ifs, ands or butts about it, Jonathan Fish learned an expensive lesson today about the dangers of littering.

The 20-year-old San Francisco resident was rolling across the upper deck of the Bay Bridge at 10:40 a.m., smoking a cigarette. When he got to Harrison Street, he rolled down the window of his white 2004 Ford Expedition SUV and tossed out the butt.

Instead of bounding along the pavement, however, the still-lit cigarette blew back in and set the interior of his $30,000 SUV ablaze.

Black smoke filled the vehicle. Fish pulled over to the far left-hand lane about 100 feet from the Harrison Street exit and leaped from the Expedition, but instead of putting the SUV in park, he left it in neutral.

The flaming Expedition rolled driverless into a guard rail by the exit, where it crashed to a stop and burned to the frame.

California Highway Patrol officers and fire crews arrived and closed the off-ramp until 11:45 a.m., tying up traffic all the way back to the toll plaza. Fish had his hair singed but was otherwise unharmed.

Tossing a burning cigarette onto the road is a misdemeanor, and even though this particular cigarette never actually hit the road, Fish will probably be cited all the same, the CHP said. The citation can be up to $1,000.

"Obviously, this guy is fortunate that he wasn’t a fatality and that he did not receive any more serious injuries than singed hair," said Officer Shawn Chase of the California Highway Patrol.

Written by:
Jaxon Van Derbeken


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Weigh In

I didn't do so well this week. I am only down a pound. But, I am not sure if I am gained muscle weight or not. I know that my arms are becoming more defined and my legs have turned from flabby to hard and muscular. So, I think I am gaining muscle and that is why I am not down more this week. It's still a bummer though to only see the scale go down only one pound. But, at least it moved down and not up. I guess life is grand that way.

Blogger Pete said...

The Guru-ific weigh-in is here.

February 21, 2005 11:30 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

I was down 3 pounds for the week. I'm at 210. 20 pounds total loss so far.

February 21, 2005 5:33 PM


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1 box spice or German chocolate cake mix
1 box of white cake mix
1 package white sandwich cookies
1 large package vanilla instant pudding mix
A few drops green food coloring
12 small Tootsie Rolls or equivalent


1 NEW cat-litter box
1 NEW cat-litter box liner
1 NEW pooper scooper

Prepare and bake cake mixes, according to directions, in any size pan. Prepare pudding and chill. Crumble cookies in small batches in blender or food processor. Add a few drops of green food coloring to 1 cup of cookie crumbs. Mix with a fork or shake in a jar. Set aside.

When cakes are at room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with half of the remaining cookie crumbs and enough pudding to make the mixture moist but not soggy. Place liner in litter box and pour in mixture.

Blogger Pete said...

Um..... YUCK! :P

February 21, 2005 8:15 AM


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Quiz Time

Your Seduction Style: The Coquette

You are a pro at playing the age old game of hard to get.
Your flirting style runs hot and cold, giving just enough to keep them chasing you.
Independent and self-sufficient, you don't need any one person to make you complete.
And that independence is exactly what makes people pursue you.

Blogger Pete said...

My Seduction Style is: The Charmer

You're a master at intimate conversation and verbal enticement.
You seduce with words, by getting people to open up to you.
By establishing this deep connection quickly, people feel under your power.
And then you've got them exactly where you want them!

February 21, 2005 8:17 AM


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Sunday, February 20, 2005

Girl Time!

My nieces got to come over last night. We had soooo much fun together. They wanted me to cook something instead of going out and getting fast food. So, I made/heated up a fish dinner for the oldest and a corn dog meal for her sister. Then we went to see a cheap movie at a second run theater. The girls decided upon Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. I am pretty sure they enjoyed it as they ate the candy we smuggled in.

They we went back to my house to have some popcorn as we watched The Little Mermaid on dvd. They both fell asleep on the couch but woke up around 2-3am to join me in bed. We girls ended up kicking my hubby out and he sleep the rest of the night on the couch. So, from now on I think that he should just sleep on the couch and the girls in the bed when they come over. That way they don't have to switch places in the middle of the night!

All in all, I probably had a better time together than they did. It is so much fun to hang out with the girls and do girlie things. I don't get to see them as much as I would like to, so it was nice to have this time with them.

Life is grand with girlie slumber parties!

Blogger Pete said...

I'm glad that you had a good time. We had a good time leaving them there. (Does that sound bad?)

We haven't had many opportunities to be kidless for an evening in the last year, and we appreciate your willingness to be overrun with kids for a day.

You definitely are better off starting with them in your bed, because here is the rule: "If my children fall asleep (and are left asleep) anywhere other than their bed, there is a 94.8% certainty that they will try to enter your bed upon waking instead of their own."

February 21, 2005 8:21 AM


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Funny Site

I found a great site the other day. It has tons of funny pictures, some real, some not. Here are a few of the made up billboards that I found on the site.

If you would like to visit, click here. Good times!


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Saturday, February 19, 2005


I think this is a first for me. I have actually seen three movies this week. And, all three movies just came to the theater within the past two weeks.

My sis and I went out again tonight and we saw Constantine. Over all, the movie was enjoyable and had some awesome special effects. The story has a lot of information and you have to keep up with it. My sister had a lot of questions after the movie was over. She was getting confused because of all the religious fact and fiction throughout the movie. She wanted to make sure that there was no son of the devil and that there is no devil's Bible. I reassured her that there isn't after talking about one of the movie characters-Gabriel. My sis recognized the name, but was not sure where in the Bible this angel is mentioned. I just so happened to have a Bible in the car and was able to show her some verses. I guess she is just to easily swayed by the writers in Hollywood.

After the movie talk, we were able to just sit and actually have a long conversation with each other. We talked about everything...from boobs to adoption to the holes in her jeans. I had a great time with her and ended up getting home two hours after the movie had ended.

What a wonderful night!

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that we got to see the preview for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It looks amazing!

I saw the preview earlier today on, but there is nothing like seeing it on the big screen!

February 19, 2005 2:08 AM

Blogger Pete said...

Well, there is something called The Devil's Bible. There is also a Satanic Bible.

I'm not sure what they were referring to in the movie (if either of the two, probably the latter).

February 19, 2005 9:06 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Sorry, I guess I wrote that wrong. I know there is a Devil's Bible, but I had to explain why the extra verses were wrong and untruthful.

In the movie, the characters had to look up a verse in the 17th chapter of 2 Corinthians.(This book of the Bible only goes up to chapter 13.) My sis and I talked about where these verses came from and why they were included in The Devil's Bible and not in The Holy Bible.

February 19, 2005 2:52 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

Ok, so everyone else is commenting on philosophical stuff, but what I'm stuck on is...What was included in the conversations about boobs and adoption?

February 19, 2005 3:18 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

The sis and I talked about how we both have one boob bigger than the other(most of the talk was about our own boobs and not other peoples).

We also talked about how we both want to adopt one day. We would love to foster children just as our parents did. Then, adopt one if we could.

February 20, 2005 9:43 AM


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A-Z Quiz

This was stolen from jootastic who stole it from someone else, who stole it from someone else.

Accent: I don't have one...I'm from Ohio!
Bra size(or bro for the men): 36D
Chore I hate: Loading the dishwasher
Dad's name: The Grandfather(that's what my son calls him)
Essential make-up/skin care products: Mary Kay lip balm and lip gloss
Favorite perfume/cologne: Don't wear perfume...I wear apple body splash
Gold or silver?: Has to be gold!
Hometown: Where I live now
Interesting fact: I can burp the alphabet
Job title: Home Relations Supervisor
Kids: One little boy
Living arrangements: 1 hubby, 1 son, 1 cat, 1 story home
Mom's birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Number of apples or bananas eaten in the last week: I have had at least 7 bananas
Overnight hospital stays: 3 days because of having a C-sec
Phobia: I am afraid of falling
Question you ask yourself a lot: When can I eat next?
Religious affiliation: Southern Baptist
Siblings: 1 younger sis, 1 younger bro
Time I wake up: Most mornings...7 am
Unnatural hair color: Purple(I have actually had purple hair when my new red coloring was too dark)
Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Cooked broccoli
Worst habit: Eating to much
X-rays?: Besides dental, my leg/ankle to see if it was was not
Yummy food I make: No-bakes!
Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Blogger Pete said...

Accent: I would have given Trin's answer of none, but people down South would say that we have a 'Midwestern Accent' or 'Northern Accent', so that is me.
Bra size(or bro for the men): I'm not sure what this is asking me. Does it want to know the size of my man meat? I don't even know this quiz well enough to be that intimate.
Chore I hate: Shoveling Snow
Dad's name: Phil
Essential make-up/skin care products: Soap, occasionally some lotion, especially in winter. The brand of either doesn't matter, just the smell.
Favorite perfume/cologne: Cool Water
Gold or silver?: Gold, it is worth more.
Hometown: Depends. If you mean where I was born, then Jeanette, PA. If you mean where I have spent the most years, then Columbus, baby.
Interesting fact: It involves the subject from letter B, and I still don't know this quiz well enough to tell.
Job title: Sr. Operations Analyst, but my boss said we can call ourselves anything we want since the job title doesn't match what we do. We have chosen: Code Monkey, Code Guru, Inventor of Code of the Elegant Variety, and other such nonsensical things.
Kids: 3, 2 girls and 1 boy
Living arrangements: Me, wife, said kids, in a 3 br, 2.5 bath house
Mom's birthplace: Irwin, PA
Number of apples or bananas eaten in the last week: 2 or 3 bananas and like 5 apples
Overnight hospital stays: Plenty. 4 just for my arm, which was compound fractured with a heaping help of nerve damage (one stay was over a month). I have also stayed overnight just recently for my kidney stone.
Phobia: Albuminurophobia would be a good choice for me. But, how about Phobophobia?
Question you ask yourself a lot: How did I get so darn good looking? (Just kidding) Probably a food related question like Trin.
Religious affiliation: Southern Baptist
Siblings: one brother (younger)
Time I wake up: 5:40 am
Unnatural hair color: I have never dyed my hair, though I used Sun-in once
Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Broccoli of any manner or preparation.
Worst habit: There are too many, I don't know if I can define worst.
X-rays?: 20 million on said arm. Loelsh did one on my ankle when it was sprained. I have also gotten 6 on my kidney thus far and will be getting more this Thursday.
Yummy food I make: Everything I make is yummy.
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Don't mind the crab, but being associated with Cancer SUCKS!)

February 21, 2005 8:38 AM


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Friday, February 18, 2005

IQ Test

I have recently taken an IQ test that I found on another blog. I think I did pretty well with a score of 145. I think I could have done better, but since the test was being timed, I did it very quickly. You get bonus points for taking the test fast, but I am kind of curious to see what my scores would have been if I would have taken my time with each question.

We are confirming that your IQ Test score was: 145

Intelligence Interval Cognitive Designation

40 - 55 Severely challenged (Less than 1% of test takers)
55 - 70 Challenged (2.3% of test takers)
70 - 85 Below average
85 - 115 Average (68% of test takers)
115 - 130 Above average
130 - 145 Gifted (2.3% of test takers)
145 - 160 Genius (Less than 1% of test takers)

160+ Extraordinary genius (Guru!)

What is your IQ test score? Use the link here to take the test.

Blogger G said...

My score was 154. Nothing extraordinary.

February 19, 2005 1:06 PM

Blogger Pete said...

I got 193, but it could have been a fluke. That is a little higher than I've typically gotten on these badboys.

February 19, 2005 3:16 PM

Blogger G said...

That's just not right. It makes we regular geniuses seem sub-par - hmmmph!

February 20, 2005 12:07 AM


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Thursday, February 17, 2005

Dogs Vs. Cats

What is a CAT?

1. Cats do what they want.
2. They rarely listen to you.
3. They're totally unpredictable.
4. When you want to play, they want to be alone.
5. When you want to be alone, they want to play.
6. They expect you to cater to their every whim.
7. They're moody.
8. They leave hair everywhere.

CONCLUSION: They're tiny women in little fur coats.

What is a DOG?

1. Dogs spend all day sprawled on the most comfortable piece of furniture in the house.
2. They can hear a package of food opening half a block away, but don't hear you when you're in the same room.
3. They can look dumb and lovable all at the same time.
4. They growl when they are not happy.
5. When you want to play, they want to play.
6. When you want to be alone, they want to play.
7. They leave their toys everywhere.
8. They do disgusting things with their mouths and then try to give you a kiss!

CONCLUSION: They're tiny men in little fur coats.

Blogger G said...

Woof woof.

February 17, 2005 2:55 PM


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Well, the hubby and I finally saw Hitch last night. We both really enjoyed it. It felt really good to actually laugh while watching a comedy. I can't tell you how many times I have come out of a theater from watching a so called comedy and only remembering one good laugh. With Hitch, I was cracking up during every other scene. It was well worth the money to go see it and I plan on buying it as soon as it is released on dvd.

Life is grand when you are laughing during a comedy.


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Wednesday, February 16, 2005


And one more quickie just for the ladies. I hope you enjoy!

I did. Twice.

"Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft, reclines on his desk in his office soon after the release of Windows 1.0. 1985 Bellevue, Washington, USA." (He was 30 in these pics)

Blogger Pete said...

That is the second time in recent memory that you have posted something that I had on my computer for a 'rainy day' post before I had the chance to use it. (The first was 'Which Website are You')

It's funny, Lo even came across the pictures on the puter and was like, "Who is THIS?"

Maybe I shouldn't hold on to stuff for so long.

February 17, 2005 7:14 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I actually have had the pictures for a while. It was also for a 'rainy day' post. Funny, huh?

February 17, 2005 8:38 AM

Blogger AJ said...

Two words....

Bedroom eyes.


Oh and my attorney will be contacting you regarding the improper use of my likeness in your profile.

February 18, 2005 4:48 PM


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He Looks Like...

Sorry, don't have much time for a post tonight. I have been busy all day! So, I will just leave a quickie(Hey, who doesn't love a quickie?).

This site had me laughing my butt off today:

You should definitely check it out if you can.


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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Just Like His Mommy

I love my son. He is sooooo very cute! I recently found out that he has another thing in common with me. We both love(and I mean LOVE!) to dip our fries in our ketchup and then in our frosty. It is so good! I love the combination of sweetness of the dessert with the sourness of the condiment.

I even have been known to mix my buttered baked potato with a frosty. I have been doing this since I was prego with my son. For those of you who think this is weird, then try sprinkling salt on the dessert. Yum, yum!

Life is grand with ketchup and frosty covered fries!(It's just too bad I can't have it on my diet)

Blogger G said...

Mmmmmm, (Insert drool here.) Frosties!

February 16, 2005 10:53 AM


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The Movie Date

My hubby and I have to wait till Wednesday to celebrate Valentine's Day. That way we will be kidless since my mom watches the boy that evening. So, I still got to have my mommy's night last night. I had no shopping that needed to be done, so I called up my sis. She and I decided to go see a movie together. Since G and I are seeing Hitch on Wed, the sis and I choose to go see The Wedding Date.

Plot Outline: Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis (Messing) to hire a male escort (Mulroney) to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing.

I loved this movie. It was definitely a chick flick and it even had Dermot Mulroney's naked arse in it. (Which btw, is so yummy you could just bite it!) My favorite line in the movie is also in the trailer-"I think I would miss you even if I never met you." Bring on the water works!

I thought the movie was a good combination of Pretty Woman and My Best Friend's Wedding. The Wedding Date has a hooker, a beautiful red-head, and a wedding all included in it.

So there you go...for Valentine's Day, I went out to see a movie with my sis. How romantic was that?!


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Monday, February 14, 2005

Tastes Like Chicken...I Mean Chalk

I love this! I found the link through Cate and her wonderful snozzberries blog. You should check her out if you have not already. Her blog is a daily must read! Thanks Cate!

I know, I know...I went a little overboard with all the hearts. But, I wanted one of each color. It was too much fun creating these chalky candies. Make your own here!


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Weather Pixie

I must say that my weather pixie is looking hot today!!! She is showing off her belly button along with wearing some sexy heels. Her umbrella is also very cute! And, did anyone else notice the little hearts in the corner for Valentine's Day? Too cute!

Is it so wrong to have the hots for my weather pixie? I think not.

Life is grand with a hot weather pixie!

Blogger loelsh said...

She kinda looks like she's standin' on the corner of Main street looking for a little "fun". Why is it that society puts so much emphasis on women needing to expose their bodies to be sexy? I think there's a difference between being sexy and being, well, whoreish. But that's just my opinion, NOT starting a debate.

February 14, 2005 4:25 PM

Blogger Pete said...

What's funny was that I was just about to post and comment that she DID look kind of hot today. I like when she shows her tummy.

Though, to be standing out there all alone like that with no purse...

Let's just say that loelsh has enlightened me to the fact that Weather Pixie might need a financial transaction in order to take part in a date.

No wonder she is alone on Valentine's day.

February 14, 2005 4:38 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I tell you what...if I had a body like the pixie's, I would be showing it off to. I would love to have a flat stomach with no strecth marks. Although, if I had a belly like that, I would have pierce my belly button.

Btw, you don't see the wheather-women on tv with a purse as they talk about the forecast...but I guess they also don't show their bellys. Oh well, heehee!

February 14, 2005 6:17 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

I'll tell you what, if I had a flat tummy with no stretchmarks, I would still not dress like a slut. Besides, my body isn't for just anyone to see. (though I would prob get a belly ring...for my hubby). I can't stand women who flaunt their bodies. It just seems like they have no self respect so they thrive on attention from other people, mostly men, to make themselves feel good. But, I am married, so I don't need to do that. So I would not be one of those women. I have been thin with a flat tummy and no stretch marks, and I didn't flaunt my body then either. Just me.

February 14, 2005 6:34 PM

Blogger G said...

I'll tell you what, if I had a flat tummy with no stretchmarks, I wouldn't pierce my belly button, but I would show it off. I hope that doesn't make me a slut.

I would definitely flaunt my body to get attention from other people, all women, to make myself feel good. I am married, so I'd need to do that.

February 14, 2005 8:19 PM

Blogger Pete said...

It's probably because I am a guy and not a girl that I say this, but if I was a girl with a nice tummy, I would show it off.

I would have a sexy belly button piercing and wear belly shirts, or at least shirts that were "just" long enough so that when I moved, I gave sneak peeks of my back or tummy.

I'd be HOT!

February 15, 2005 12:15 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

You know what? After I finished working out to my Tae Bo tape, I realized that I would love to be one of the ladies on there who wear just a sport bra and not a t-shirt. I can't even wear just a sport bra(with no t-shirt) when working out at home.

I don't think the ladies on the tape are flaunting themselves(or look like sluts). Then again, maybe they are flaunting themselves. They have worked hard to have a great stomach and they have enough confidence in themselves to show it to the world. I would love to be the same be proud of my body and not care if people see my stomach. For me, it wouldn't be about the attention I got. It would be the confidence in myself to leave the house knowing that my belly might/will be exposed. If that makes me a slut, so be it.

February 15, 2005 8:59 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

My main problem with these women is more WHERE they wear their belly shirts. For example, when they wear tight, low cut halter tops and short, tight skirts to church, that's inappropriate in my eyes. If they wear that same outfit to a nightclub or bar to pick up guys, that's a different story. While I still kinda think they're sending the wrong message to guys by wearing those things to attract them (or maybe that's the message they are trying for) or they wear a bikini on the beach, that is MUCH different. It's one thing to be confident in yourself but to wear provocative clothing at inappropriate times is another.

February 15, 2005 11:25 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

Disclaimer: This is all just my personal opinion. It is not meant to be taken as offensive. I'm just stating my christian morals and opinions. If yours differ, that doesnt make either one of us wrong, only different.

February 15, 2005 11:26 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yeah ahhhhh, ditto on the disclaimer as well.

February 15, 2005 1:57 PM


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Weekly Weigh In

Well after a few days of sickness, I was at 189. That was when my stomach was completely empty and I was not feeling well. After a little re-coup, I am now at 190 for the week. It bummed me out a little with the one pound gain after my stomach flu, but "that's how the cookie crumbles". At least I am up a pound from my normal weekly average. That's something, right? Sure!

How did everyone else's week go?

Blogger Pete said...

Here is my weigh-in.

February 14, 2005 4:36 PM

Blogger G said...

My weigh in is here.

February 14, 2005 8:58 PM


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Sunday, February 13, 2005

Thong By Mail

My brother recently got an unusual piece of mail the other day. He opened up the envelope and found a very sexy, very red thong. The thing is that it was the only thing in the envelope and their was no return address. He has no clue from where or from who it came from. He thinks that it might have been one of the other Seniors on his football team, but he can't be sure.

Here's the real kicker. He has been trying to give the thong away. I told him that he should wear it to school on the outside of his clothes one day. He didn't agree and tried to give it to the b-day girl today. My sis refused since she wouldn't be caught dead wearing a thong. So, the sexy underware went home with me. I happen to be the only woman in my family to wear them(I even wore one today) so I guess that's why I got stuck with it. All I have to do is to wash it a few times before I wear it. Like I said, who knows where the thong came from!

Life is grand with a free(hopefully unused) thong!

Blogger loelsh said...

You certainly have come a long way in fashion since I met you. When I first met you, you were a jeans and christian themed t-shirt (or ankle length khaki skirt and t-shirt) kinda girl who, I'm sure, would also not be caught dead in a thong!

February 14, 2005 4:21 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

While a teenager, I actually handmade a thong for myself. I never wore it out of the house though. I was just too embarassed to shop for one or to ask my mom to buy me some, so I made my own.

Crazy, huh.

February 14, 2005 6:00 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

You're too funny. Did your mom ever find it?

February 14, 2005 6:35 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

No, my mom never found it. I had a great hiding place!

February 15, 2005 8:26 AM


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Happy B-Day!

Today is my sister's birthday!!! She just turned the big 2...2! Happy Birthday girl!

Okay, my problem with my beautiful sis is that at 22 she is desperate for a man. She wants to be married right now! She thinks that she is getting to old to find anyone. Is she crazy? She is still so young. I just wish she would enjoy her single life and make the most out of it. Why rush?

Life is grand with a naive sister.


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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Let's Get It On

"What do you love about making love?"

You are in it for the Lust. Its all about the passion and how good they are in bed. Though you aren't necessarily a woman/man whore, you know your way around the bedroom, be proud of that accomplisment! Godspeed!

Blogger Pete said...

I was all over the map. I scored Lust on my first try, then I changed one answer and I scored Love, which says:

You are a lover of love. You love to love and be loved. You are perhaps a hopeless romantic but those are rare nowadays. Think of it as a gift. Whether you are saving yourself for that special someone or you have already found him or her. You are part of an almost extinct species of human. The kind that believe in true love... Because love is truly beautiful!

So, I don't know. That's a weird combo. Lust and Love. Maybe not so weird, I don't know.

February 13, 2005 11:11 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I don't think it's weird. I also went back and changed an answer or two and also got love.

So, just like you I scored lust on my first try and love on the second.

February 13, 2005 11:29 PM


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Good grief, I have not been doing okay on my diet today. All I want to do is eat, eat, eat! I don't know what my problem is. I have been succeeding on my diet and losing weight, but I want more. Why can't I eat whatever I want and still lose weight?

I want food! I need food! I am obsessed with food! But, I can't have it on this diet of mine. Why can't I cheat and not pay the consequences? Why can't I have a huge PB & J sandwich with a side of fries to dip in a large frosty?

I thought my body was getting used to being on a being used to foods that are healthy for me. The problem is that healthy foods don't bring me fulfillment and happiness. Ultimately, I guess, eating healthy and losing weight will make me happy in the end, won't it? But if I have to sacrifice all the foods I am craving, will it be worth it?

Life is grand with cravings!

Blogger Pete said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean on the cravings.

It sucks how quickly I can get in to the state that I am in, but how slow and difficult that it is to get out.

February 13, 2005 11:05 PM


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I'm Done

Today my hubby and I tried to potty train our son again. It was going pretty well till my hubby had to leave to go to work. Apparently all his co-workers are complete morons who can't get anything accomplished without my husband's assistance. He left around 1 and I haven't seen him since.

So, I was stuck all by myself trying to keep a constant eye my two year old. The boy thought it would be best to pee on the kitchen floor and on the couch. He also pooped in his big boy pants right after he had been sitting on the potty. He is such a sneak! I then decided to quit for the night and put a diaper on him. 5 minutes later, as I was about to change his newly soiled diaper, he throws up not once, but twice! It splashed all over him, me, his toys, his bed, the floor, and the rug. I clean up the floor and start up a bath for him. As I am cleaning his toys in the bathroom sink while he is bathing, he poops in the tub!!! How great is my day going?!!!

You know what? I am tired of trying to potty train him before he is ready. I would love to have him trained by three and to not have to buy any more diapers, but he is just not ready. I am tired attempting to fill the expectations of other people. I know what the experts say. All I am saying is that I tried, and my almost three year old is just not ready. The experts do say that boys take longer then girls-a lot of boys are not trained till 4.

Maybe I would feel differently about the whole potty training thing if my hubby was here to help...maybe not.

To sum it up:
-My 35 mon old will prob not be trained by three
-I don't give a rat's you know what
-He is not ready
-I am okay with this
-Everyone else can screw themselves
-Have a nice day!

Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...


Society puts way too much emphasis on potty training by a certain age. They will let you know when they are ready, and when they are not.

February 13, 2005 1:09 PM

Blogger Pete said...

Don't worry about it. Obviously, it takes more than a day or two to get it down. At some point, he'll start going in el juan.

As long as you get it done afore he is 18, I don't think it's a problem :-)

February 13, 2005 11:04 PM


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Friday, February 11, 2005

Stolen Quiz

Stolen from Lucky Spinster. Thanks honey!

You are You are a know-it-all.  You are trustworthy, most of the time.  You are  versatile and useful.  You like volunteering.  You are free.

Which Website are You?


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Trin's Trivia

Okay, I am getting a little tired of my movie trivia. I am thinking about changing categories again since I have to guess my way through the questions. Here is the list of question pools that I can choose from:

General Knowledge Trivia: Easy/Intermediate
General Knowledge Trivia: Intermediate/Difficult
Music Trivia Mix
History & Geography
Mixed Sports Trivia
Bible Trivia
Movie Trivia
Science & Technology

Does anyone who plays my trivia have a pool preference and if so, what is it? Should I even change up? What are your thoughts blogworld.

Do you even care?

Blogger Pete said...

How about General Knowledge Trivia: Intermediate/Difficult?

I the easy/intermediate one was too easy. We have already done movie and bible. History, science, and sports wouldn't be fair to all people.

I suggest the Intermediate/Difficult General Knowledge or Music. But, for music, some of our regulars aren't very acquainted with a very wide range of music.

But, ultimately, it is up to you since it is Trin's Trivia. You will do what is right.

February 11, 2005 9:45 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I think I might change it this weekend. I have to change it before anyone has taken the quiz to make it fair for everyone.

Thanks for the input.

February 11, 2005 9:53 AM


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Thursday, February 10, 2005

New And Improved

I've got to tell ya...I love how blogger has updated the comments section. It's great seeing all the other comments left while I leave my own two cents worth. Why didn't they think of this before?

Now, if only they would update my user stats. I would love to see an accurate amount of how many posts I have published. According to them, I have had only 126 posts for 3 months now. Please update this blogger!

Life is grand!

Blogger Pete said...

That is so funny. When I saw it, I was thinking about blogging about how much I liked the new comments, as well.

And for the real kicker...

As soon as I saw this change, I went and checked to see if they had updated blog stats or not, so that I could see an accurate count of how often I blog.

Are we a couple of blognerds, or what?

February 10, 2005 11:47 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Hello, my name is Trinity... and I am a blognerd.

February 11, 2005 8:24 AM


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Teen Titans

Yes, I will be the first 25 year old woman to admit that I still love cartoons. The kid in me could watch them all day. I especially love to watch Teen Titans. I don't purposefully try to watch the show. I don't even know when it's supposed to be on everyday. It's just that if I am channel surfing and come across the show, I will stop and watch it. I happen to love one of the titans-Robin. As a kid I collected Robin comic books. I was(and still am) a geek at heart. I guess I was attracted to the hand drawn Robin in his tight tights. Yummy!

For all you cartoon geeks out there, here is a quiz for you. Enjoy!

You are most like Raven. Quiet and usually soft
spoken, you don't like crowds and can be
slightly gothic. You try to repress your
emotions for one reason or another but one of
your most powerful emotions is your anger. Your
temper sometimes gets the best of you and when
that happens those in your way would wish they
weren't. You seem somewhat creepy to others and
you earn a few odd stares but who cares? You
aren't an outdoors person and avoid venturing
outside when you can. You are generally the
smart one and maybe not by trying to, the most
cynical and sarcastic of the bunch which can be
good or bad. You don't like anyone invading
your privacy and you don't seem to be all that
social. But for what it's worth you can be
quite handy in a tough situation. You are drawn
to the darkness or night most of the time. You
appear mysterious and/or potentially dangerous
at times and not everyone trusts you right

Which Teen Titans Character Are You?
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Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired

Warning: This post may contain TMI.

For the past two days, my family and I have not been feeling well. When my hubby was not sleeping yesterday, he was throwing up. I also tossed my cookies right before the parents of the two boys I watch also canceled for the day because they all were getting sick. After the phone calls, I checked on my son and found him sleeping in his own throw up. It looked like he got sick some time in the night and was to tired to get up to let me know. Poor baby.

So, the family and I stayed home and rested for the day. My hubby didn't eat anything and what my son and I ate, we ended up tasting again. Good stuff, huh?

Sorry for being so disgusting, but I just don't feel well enough to care. I hate being hungry and nauseous at the same time. Do you know how annoying that is? The good thing is that I don't have any extra boys again today so that I am able to relax. And by relaxing I mean folding and putting away all the clothes and blankets I had to clean yesterday. I did a load every time someone around here got sick.

Okay, I am starting to get dizzy right now. It's time to lay down. Just remember that life is grand when you're sick!

Blogger Pete said...

I'm glad that you are getting to feeling better.

No fair, though, getting to not eat for a day. That's unfair for the weight loss contest.

February 10, 2005 10:41 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I can't eat and all you care about is the weight loss challenge. I see how it is.

February 10, 2005 10:54 PM

Blogger Pete said...

I hope that you know that I was making light of your situation. I am certainly sorry that you guys were under the weather for 2 days, with no real concern for its impact on the WLC.

February 10, 2005 11:28 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I know you were just being funny, as was I.

But out of curiousity, I weighed myself this morning. I am down 4 pounds since Monday. I should get sick more often!

February 10, 2005 11:48 PM


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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Oh, To Be 6 Again!

A man asked his wife what she'd like for Mother's Day. His wife replied, "I'd love to be six again. So, on Mother's Day morning, the husband got up early, made his wife a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms cereal, and then drove her to the local theme park. What a day! The husband had his wife ride the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Monster Roller Coaster, and just about every other ride in the park. Five hours later, the wife staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling, and her stomach felt upside down. Then, the husband took his wife to McDonald's. Her loving husband ordered his wife a Happy Meal with extra fries, and a chocolate shake. After McDonald's, it was off to the latest Disney animation movie, where the husband treated his wife to a hot dog, soda pop, popcorn, and her favorite M& M's candy. What a fabulous adventure! At last, the husband and wife headed for home. Wobbling from the car, and up the stairs to their bedroom, the exhausted wife collapsed on their bed. Leaning over his precious wife with a big smile on his face, the husband lovingly asked, "Well Dear, what was it like being six again?" The wife's eyes slowly opened, her expression suddenly changed, and she said, "I meant my dress size, you jerk!" And the moral of the story is, "Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong."

Thanks PJ for the funny!

Blogger Pete said...

Not to cause an argument, but...

And the moral of the story is, "Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong."

... makes for a funny story, but a great commentary on how women often don't CLEARY communicate what is on their minds.

It also shows that men aren't as obsessed with their dress size as they are because that wasn't his first thought.

Just a quick commentary and rebuttal from a male point of view.

February 09, 2005 12:53 PM

Blogger Pete said...

I messed up.

By "their dress size" I of course meant that men aren't as obsessed with their women's dress size as the women are.

Stupid keyboard.

February 09, 2005 12:54 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Right. Did you check out G's recent post about guy's rules?

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!

I do agree with this. I guess we women want to think that the men will use common sense in deciding what we want. All you have to do is read our minds. Duh !

February 09, 2005 12:59 PM

Blogger Joe said...

LOL that is a good joke. Even though i am a man (or at least i hope i am) it is still pretty funny. I have a good joke too- come to
and enjoy!

February 09, 2005 1:24 PM


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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Slacking Off

I know, I know I am getting behind on blogging. I am just so wiped out today. Actually, I have been tired for a few days now. I just don't have any energy this week and blogging is the last thing on my mind.

It all started on Sunday when the hubby and I cleaned house for the super bowl party. I really got into getting everything clean, even my large crystal display. I took every piece down, washed it, wiped down the cabinet, and placed everything back in it's proper stop. It was a lot of work, but it looks great! I also did so much extra detail cleaning(that I don't do that often) while getting ready to have company over. It was just the mood I was in. But, now I am suffering. I am so tired after all the cleaning and hosting a party this weekend, that I couldn't get through the day without resting.

I am also trying to take it easy so that I don't get frustrated with watching all three boys this week(and the next two weeks). I really want to be relaxed and ready for anything with the crazy boys. I am resting every moment I get which is making me drowsy all day.

Life is grand when you are exhausted!


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Princess J

PJ and I finally got to go out last night. I haven't got to send time with my good friend in quite some time now. It was nice to get away with a female adult my age. We had some great conversations!

She picked me up at 6:30 and we headed over to Applebees. She gave me a wonderful handmade journal on the way to the restaurant. I love the very thoughtful gift! It has a beautiful cover that has all my favorite colors on it.

After a delicious dinner, we headed back to my place. We got into the drive way about 10 till 9 and then we talked till 11:15! I guess we lost track of time.

Around midnight I left the house again. I wanted to go and buy The Notebook for my mom before anyone else did. It's really nice that I can get it at the 24 hour Meijer 5 min from my home. They allow you to buy any new release at 12 am on Tuesdays. I also bought a card to go with the movie. I then headed over to my mom's hair salon to drop off the gifts so that she would have a surprise gift in the morning.

I have been wanting to do something like this for a while now. She does so much for me and I really appreciate her. I wanted to show her how much she means to me.

Life is grand with a mom who is grand!


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Monday, February 07, 2005

Monday's Weigh In

I weighed myself this morning not expecting to have lost even one pound. I didn't think that I had a very good week. That's because at the beginning of last week I hurt my back while exercising. I guess I got too carried away with my punching and my back wasn't happy with it. I was trying to continue with my workouts throughout the week, but I had to be careful how I moved. One wrong move and my back would scream out in pain. Not good times.

My back is much better this week and I am now working out to a Tae Bo tape that doesn't require me to use much of my back muscles. Instead it works out my leg and butt muscles. I didn't even know I had butt muscles! It would be great to loss a little arse.

Anyway, I ended up losing 2 pounds! I know it's not much, but since I wasn't expected any weight loss, I'm a happy girl. How did everyone else do?

Make your own at here.

Blogger Pete said...

My weigh-in is here.

February 07, 2005 2:57 PM


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Sunday, February 06, 2005

I'm Spent

I am so tired right now. I don't really have any energy left in me to blog. I used it all up by cleaning my home and hosting a super bowl party. All I want to do right now is go to bed. I'm exhausted, but I thought that I had better post something for today.

Good God, am I boring.

Life is grand.

Blogger Pete said...

Thank you for your efforts on the party. My family and I had a very good time. The food was very good (as always), even though the game didn't turn out as I had hoped that it would.

You're not boring, just tired.

February 07, 2005 1:42 AM


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Saturday, February 05, 2005

150 Questions

I found this on another blog today. I know this is a little long, but I actually cut out 50. I have done the ones in bold(of course).

01. Dyed your hair
02. Been a DJ
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Been arrested
05. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
06. Held a tarantula.
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said "I love you" and meant it
09. Taught yourself an art from scratch
10. Done a striptease

11. Bungee jumped
12. Had a booth at a street fair
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long, and watched the sun rise

15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
18. Grown and eaten my own vegetables
19. Touched an iceberg
20. Slept under the stars
21. Changed a baby's diaper

22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. Watched a meteor shower
24. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
25. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
26. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
28. Had a food fight
29. Built your own PC from parts
30. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
31. Asked out a stranger
32. Had a snowball fight
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
35. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
38. Taken an ice cold bath
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
40. Seen a total eclipse
41. Rode on a roller coaster
42. Hit a home run
43. Rode on a motorcycle
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
47. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
48. Rode a horse
49. Had major surgery

50. Loved your job for all accounts
51. Taken care of someone who was sh*t faced
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
53. Had amazing friends
54. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
55. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
56. Stolen a sign
57. Backpacked in Europe
58. Taken a road-trip

59. Rock climbing
60. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
61. Midnight walk on the beach
62. Sky diving
63. Changed your name
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love

65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
66. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
67. Benchpressed your own weight
68. Milked a cow
69. Alphabetized your records
70. Pretended to be a superhero

71. Sung karaoke
72. Lounged around in bed all day
73. Posed nude in front of strangers
74. Scuba diving
75. Got it on to Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
76. Kissed in the rain
77. Played in the mud
78. Played in the rain
79. Gone to a drive-in theater
80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret it.

81. Parasailed
82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog
83. Skipped all your school reunions
84. Started a business
85. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them
86. ...and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
87. Taken a martial arts class
88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman
89. Written your own computer language
90. Gotten married
91. Been in a movie
92. Crashed a party
93. Loved someone you shouldn't have (Ahhh, Wesley Crusher)
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy (well, I was dizzy anyway)
95. Gotten divorced
96. Had sex at the office
97. Gone without food for 5 days
98. Made cookies from scratch
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
(I was the Pillsbury Doughboy)
100. Rode a gondola
101. Gotten a tattoo
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Rafted the Snake River
104. Found out someone was going to dump you via Blogger
105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place
107. Got so drunk you don't remember anything
108. Gone back to school
109. Performed on stage
110. Been to Las Vegas
111. Recorded music
112. Eaten shark
113. Had a one-night stand
114. Gotten someone fired for their actions
115. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone
118. Buried one/both of your parents
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
120. Been on a cruise ship
121. Spoken more than one language fluently
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone

123. Bounced a check
124. Had your picture in the newspaper
125. Read - and understood - your credit report
126. Raised children

127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
128. Eaten kangaroo meat
129. Been a sperm or egg donor
130. Eaten sushi
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
132. Called or written your Congress person
133. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
134. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours

135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
140. Wrote articles for a large publication
141. Lost over 100 pounds at one time
142. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
143. Piloted an airplane
144. Petted a stingray
145. Broken someone's heart
146. Helped an animal give birth
147. Been fired or laid off from a job

148. Won money on a T.V. game show
149. Broken a bone
150. Had sex on a moving train


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Simply Irresistible!

I found an ice cream flavor that I could not pass up. I had to buy some especially since it has 30% fewer calories than regular ice creams(or so the container says) and it was on sale. It has a mix of vanilla and caramel ice cream with Girl Scouts samoas cookie pieces. OHHHH MYYYY GOSH! It tastes soooo good! I had just a few bites of it as soon as I got home from the store with it. I was in heaven. First off, samoas are my all time favorite scout cookie. I just love the toasted cocoanut and chocolate. And then to mix it with ice cream...genius! I just hope this stuff doesn't ruin my diet.

Life is grand with samoas in my reduced cal ice cream!

Blogger loelsh said...

Mmmmm! Those are my fav. too. The problem is I can never stop with one! I always have to have samoa. (I know).

February 05, 2005 9:38 AM


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Friday, February 04, 2005

Color Quiz

Make sure you read the directions before you start. The same goes for all you men reading this! I personally think my results are quite accurate. It gave me goose bumps just reading it.
Here are my results:

Your Existing Situation
The fear of rebuff and the extreme caution of her approach make it difficult for her to achieve the degree of intimacy and identification she desires.

Your Stress Sources
Eager to make a good impression, but worried and doubtful about the likelihood of succeeding. Feels that she has a right to anything she might hope for, and becomes helpless and distressed when circumstances go against her. Finds the mere possibility of failure most upsetting and this can even lead to nervous prostration. Sees herself as a 'victim' who has been misled and abused, mistakes this dramatization for reality and tries to convince herself that her failure to achieve standing and recognition is the fault of others.

Your Restrained Characteristics
Circumstances force her to compromise and to forgo some pleasures for the time being. Capable of achieving physical satisfaction through sexual activity.

Your Desired Objective
Needs a peaceful environment. Wants release from stress, and freedom from conflicts or disagreement. Takes pains to control the situation and its problems by proceeding cautiously. Has sensitivity of feeling and a fine eye for detail.

Your Actual Problem
Disappointment at the non-fulfillment of her hopes and the fear that to formulate fresh goals will only lead to further setbacks have resulted in considerable anxiety. She is trying to escape from this into a peaceful and harmonious relationship, protecting her from dissatisfaction and lack of appreciation.

Your Actual Problem #2
Depleted vitality has created an intolerance for any further stimulation, or demands on her resources. A feeling of powerlessness subjects her to agitation and acute distress. Tries to escape from this by relinquishing the struggle, and by finding peaceful and restful conditions in which to recuperate in an atmosphere of affection and security.

Take the quiz here at I would love to see everyone else's results.

Blogger Pete said...

Your Existing SituationNot only considers his demands minimal, but also regards them as imperative. Sticks to them stubbornly and will concede nothing.

Your Stress SourcesThe existing situation is disagreeable. Feels lonely and uncertain as he has an unsatisfied need to ally himself with others whose standards are as high as his own, and wants to stand out from the rank and file. This sense of isolation magnifies the need into a compelling urge, all the more upsetting to his self-sufficiency because of the restraint he normally imposes on himself. Since he wants to demonstrate the unique quality of his own character, he tries to suppress this need for others and affects an attitude of unconcerned self-reliance to conceal his fear of inadequacy, treating those who criticize his behavior with contempt. However, beneath this assumption of indifference he really longs for the approval and esteem of others.

Your Restrained CharacteristicsFeels listless, hemmed in, and anxious; considers that circumstances and forcing him to restrain his desires. Wants to avoid open conflict with others and to have peace and quiet.

Insists that his hopes and ideas are realistic, but need reassurance and encouragement. Egocentric and therefore quick to take offense.

Your Desired ObjectiveUrgently in need of rest, relaxation, peace, and affectionate understanding. Feels he has been treated with a lack of consideration and is upset and agitated as a result. Regards his situation as intolerable as long as his requirements are not complied with.

Your Actual ProblemWants to be valued and respected, and seeks this from a close and peaceful association of mutual esteem.

Your Actual Problem #2Disappointment at the non-fulfillment of his hopes and the fear that to formulate fresh goals will only lead to further setbacks have resulted in considerable anxiety. He is trying to escape from this into a peaceful and harmonious relationship, protecting him from dissatisfaction and lack of appreciation.

February 05, 2005 9:21 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

Your Existing Situation
Easily affected by her environment and readily moved by the emotions of others. Seeks congenial relationships and an occupation which will promote them.

Your Stress Sources
Resists any form of pressure from others and insists on her independence as an individual. Wants to make up her own mind without interference, to draw her own conclusions and arrive at her own decisions. Detests uniformity and mediocrity. As she wants to be regarded as one who gives authoritative opinions, she find it difficult to admit to being wrong, while at times she is reluctant to accept or understand another's point of view.

Your Restrained Characteristics
Circumstances are such that she feels forced to compromise for the time being if she is to avoid being cut off from affection or from full participation.
The situation is preventing her from establishing herself, but she feels she must make the best of things as they are.

Your Desired Objective
Takes easily and quickly to anything which provides stimulation. Preoccupied with things of an intensely exciting nature, whether erotically stimulating or otherwise. Wants to be regarded as an exciting and interesting personality with an altogether charming and impressive influence on others. Uses tactics cleverly so as to avoid endangering her chances of success or undermined others' confidence in herself.

Your Actual Problem
Greatly impressed by the unique, by originality, and by individuals of outstanding characteristics. Tries to emulate the characteristics she admires and to display originality in her own personality.

Your Actual Problem #2
Seeks to avoid criticism and to prevent restriction of her freedom to act, and to decide for herself by the exercise of great personal charm in her dealings with others.

February 05, 2005 1:03 PM

Blogger G said...

Your Existing SituationActive, outgoing, and restless. Feels frustrated by the slowness with which events develop along the desired lines. This leads to irritability, changeability, and lack of persistence when pursuing a given objective.

Your Stress SourcesHas an unsatisfied need to ally himself with others whose standards are as high as his own, and to stand out from the rank and file. This subjects him to considerable stress, but he sticks to his attitudes despite lack of appreciation. Finds the situation uncomfortable and would like to break away from it, but refuses to compromise with his opinions. Unable to resolve the situation because he continually postpones making the necessary decision as he doubts his ability to withstand the opposition which would result. Needs the esteem of others, compliance with his wishes, and respect for his opinions before he can feel at ease and secure.

Your Restrained CharacteristicsFeels he is receiving less than his share, but that he will have to conform and make the best of his situation.
Becomes distressed when his needs or desires are misunderstood and feels that he has no one to turn to or rely on. Egocentric and therefore quick to take offense.

Feels that things stand in his way, that circumstances are forcing him to compromise and forgo some pleasures for the time being.

Your Desired ObjectiveDesires a tranquil, peaceful state of harmony offering quiet contentment and a sense of belonging.

Your Actual ProblemWants to be valued and respected, and seeks this from a close and peaceful association of mutual esteem.

Your Actual Problem #2Tensions and stresses induced by trying to cope with conditions which are really beyond his capabilities or reserves of strength have led to considerable anxiety, and a sense of personal (but admitted) inadequacy. He seeks to escape into a more peaceful and problem-free situation, in which he will no longer have to assert himself or contend with so much pressure.

February 08, 2005 1:57 PM


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Jeff Foxworthy On Ohio

You may be from Ohio (pronounced ah-hi-uh) if:

-You think all Pro football teams are supposed to wear orange.

-You know the 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and construction.
-You live less than 30 miles from some college or university.
-You know what a buckeye really is, and have a recipe for candy ones.
-"Toward the lake" means "north" and "toward the river" means south."
-You know if other Ohioans are from southern or northern Ohio as soon as they open their mouths.
-You can spell words like Cuyahoga, Olentangy, Bellefontaine, Tuscarawas, Wapakoneta and you know which letter is doubled in Cincinnati!
-"Vacation" means spending a day at Cedar Point in the summer and deer hunting in the fall.
-You measure distance in minutes.
-Your school classes were canceled because of cold.
-Your school classes were canceled because of heat.
-You've had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
-You know what should be knee-high by the Fourth of July.
-You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example: "Where's my coat at?"
-You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
-You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, beer, and Jell-O salad with marshmallows.
-You carry jumper cables in your car.
-You know what 'pop' is.
-You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
-Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
-You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightgown.
-The local paper covers national and international headlines on one page but requires 6 pages for sports.

From PJ. Thanks girl!


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Three Weeks Of Misery

I have all three boys today. Usually I only have the one year old Mon-Wed and his grandma keeps him the rest of the week. She likes her personal, private, me time, so that is why I am watching the boy three days out the week for her. She was not able to today, so I am stuck with the cubby bundle of joy.

Here's the problem. She and her husband are going out of town for 3 weeks! This means that I have the privilege of watching the holy terror. He makes me so crazy sometimes. The boy doesn't play with toys, but drags them all throughout the house and leaves them. He also fusses constantly and cries when the other two boys are playing to loudly. He doesn't like to eat for me and what he does get in his mouth has to be packed away in his cheeks. This way he can spit it out as soon as he notices his bottle.

Btw, I think he is too old for a bottle, but that is how his mommy's wants him to take his milk. My son took his last bottle at 3 months old. I either breast fed him or gave him a straw cup instead of the bottle. Not that there is anything wrong with bottle feeding, but I just think that this particular one year old is too old for his bottle(in other words, his pacifier).

Please, please pray for me. I needed an abundant amount of patience to get through the next 3 weeks with the one year old. I just have to keep reminding myself that it is more money...more money...more money. I guess I could use the extra money, but not at the cost of me going insane. So, please pray for me!

Life is grand watching three boys under three for three weeks!

Blogger loelsh said...

Hey, now. My 9 month old son still takes a bottle. Not because I wouldn't prefer to give him the boo all the time, I just cannot make enough milk, so he has to take formula too. And I have tried giving him straw cups, he hasn't quite gotten the hang of it yet. Although you can rest assured that once he is a year old, he will no longer be taking a bottle. The same thing happened with my girls. At a year they were off the bottle, and by the day of their 3rd birthdays, they were both completely potty trained (Angie). I may not be the best mother in the world, but I must be doing SOMEthing right.

February 04, 2005 1:47 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Lo, if I have insulted you in any way with the whole bottle thing, I'm sorry. All I said was that the one year old I watch is too old for it. He has been ready for a sippy/straw cup for some time now, but his mom likes to use the bottle as a pacifier. She wants me to continue with the bottle even though I disagree, but she is the boss.

Speaking of potty training, G and I thought about trying Dr Phil's method(again) tomrorrow with the boy. I would love to have him trained at three just like the girls. It would be great not to buy any more diapers!

February 04, 2005 10:10 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

Don't fret it. Good luck with the training, I hope it goes well.

February 04, 2005 10:39 PM


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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Good Deal!

The hubby and I recently went shopping at JCPenney's outlet store. Wow, did we find some bargains! My hubby found a long sleeve blue polo for $2.99. I found three sweaters for $1.99 apiece, really cute brown coords for $4.99 and a green corduroy jacket also for $4.99. Then I quickly looked in the children's section. I found two pairs of pants and an adorable shirt all for $1 apiece! I love deals like that. By the time we left the store, we had spent $23 on a bag full of clothes.

Life is grand with sales!

Blogger loelsh said...

Why can I never find deals like that? I go to the same stores you go to and NEVER find anything I like for that cheap! Burlington, JC penny outlet, whatever, no deals when Lo shops! Maybe they don't discount fat womens' clothing? O well.

February 04, 2005 10:41 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Okay first off, you are not fat.

Although they had a lot of smalls and mediums, I was successful in finding my xl clothing. I found most of it in the petite(because of my shortness) section, but I am sure they have larges in the tall section as well. I thought about going back and getting a better look through the kids clothing to find more deals.

You should definitely go and check out the deals before the sale ends this weekend.

February 04, 2005 11:22 AM


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Not Much Goin On

That's right, I'm have nothing going on today. Well, besides watching the red-head, but he is easy. He just does his own thing and I just supervise. Then he took a three hour nap and I had some me time. It was weird having nothing to do for 3 hours. I ended up taking a loooooong, hot shower. It was wonderful!

I guess I had better post something worth reading...if you're really bored. Check this out.

Well, I'm off to do some more nothing. Life is grand that way!

Blogger Drifter said...

Something worth reading....are you kidding me?????

Let's hear MORE about the shower!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 04, 2005 7:45 AM


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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

And One More Thing

I forgot to mention that I got to eat a piece of cake yesterday for my b-day. Well actually, it was only half a piece since the hubby and I shared it. We went to Applebees for dinner to try out some of their new Weight Watchers items. We had about 270 calories apiece for dinner, so we decided to get some dessert. The chocolate raspberry layer cake was our dessert of choice. It only had 230 calories which was cut in half since it was shared. It was pretty tasty, but I didn't care for the icing. I think there was cream cheese(Yuck!) in it so, my hubby took it upon himself to eat it for me. How thoughtful!

Btw, here are a few more new searches that brought up my wonderful blog:

Google- I See Love(I am the only site listed!)
AltaVista- long wongs wing sauce recipe(#4)
Google- girl in white bra and pannies

Life is grand when you can have a low cal piece of cake on your birthday!

Blogger Pete said...

The reason that your site was the only one that came up on that "I see love" search was because that search was limited to your site. In the URL for it, it has the argument or something like that. That is what happens if you search from the Blogger toolbar at the top of someone's page.

I wanted to search and see when you had mentioned that song. The reference that I found was when you were filling out that quiz and it was done after I had made the CD. But, no worries, I've downloaded the song and will issue you a proper replacement. Sorry for my ineptitude.

Life is grand when people are searching for your site!

February 02, 2005 2:36 PM


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Not Too Bad

Well yesterday wasn't too bad of a day. It was better than expected. I want to thank AWFI for posting a comment that summed up exactly how I was feeling. She said, "... At times, we all miss the security, simpleness, calmness and quiet life of yesteryear." She hit the nail right on the head with that one. Thanks girl!

Anyway, I got a few more wonderful gifts. Guru and Lo stopped by with two presents just for me! The first was a Mac Powell song collection that Guru made for me. I love it! The second was a Tae Bo kit that includes two DVD's and a punching bag called a Billy Bag. I have already set it up and used it this morning. It feels good to punch it and get out some aggression. It's a good way to start the day! Thanks guys!

Later that evening, I opened my gifts from the boy and my hubby. My hubby got me the latest Third Day(my all time fav band) album called Live Wire. It includes their most popular songs while performed in concert. I hope I will enjoy it since I don't like listening to live songs.

My son got me the Superman movie collection on DVD. I have wanted this for a while and it was very thoughtful of my 2 year old to go out and buy it for me. He even had to search for it all over town. I guess this is a very popular item right now.

So to recap my birthday gifts that I have received, I have gotten 4 CD's, 12 DVD's(includes all the ones in my two new collections), exercise equipment, and jewelry. All in all, a pretty good haul with a lot of plastic! I just love plastic!

Oh, here is a pic of my favorite band, Third Day. Mr. Mac Powell(the lead singer) himself is in the back. I actually have one of these pictures signed by the band.

Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

I have a Bally Boxer, which looks the same, but is red. I love it and it helps to relieve tension. And I have lots of that lately. I just returned from my lawyer on this notary deal. I am probably looking at criminal charges of a Class A misdemeanor and bankruptcy or pay the bank $20,000.00.

That's Life! Such as it is!!

February 02, 2005 12:52 PM


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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

And The Survey Says...

The high school years...

What year was it?

What was your favorite outfit?
Black jeans, colored t-shirt, and a vest.

What was up with your hair?
I had major bangs in high school. I went through a permed hair phase then a red-head phase.

Who were your best friends?
Princess J, Caren, Nancy

What did you do after school?
Listen to music in my car with my friend Caren or involved in school play rehearsals.

Where did you work?
I worked in a second run movie theater for $5.75 an hour. I learned how to do just about every job in the theater. I quit right before they asked me to manage at a different location.

Did you take the bus?
I never took the bus since I went to private schools.

Who did you have a crush on?
The better question to ask is who didn't I have a crush on. I crushed on a guy from school, a hottie at work, and a cutie from church to name a few.

Did you fight with your parents?
Not a lot. I went thought a rebellious stage around 11, but had mellowed out by high school.

Who did you have a CELEBRITY crush on?
Wil Wheaton(Wesley on Star Trek, TNG), Brad Pitt(still do!), and too many more to count.

Did you lug all of your books around in your backpack all day because you were too nervous to find your locker?
I made three trips to my locker a day. One in the morning to get all my books for the morning classes. One during lunch to get my food and exchange morning books for afternoon books. And, one after school to only take home the books needed for homework(usually all of them!)

Did you have a 'clique'?
In a senior class of 8, it's would have been hard to form a clique. The class did kind of split in two and I also paired up with the same person(PJ every time!) with partner assignments.

Did you have "The Max" like Zach Kelly and Slater?
We had the Dairy Hut, which we called the Dairy Slut and Wendy's. Caren and I would go there at least once a week to share a frosty and some fries(which we dunked in our frosty).

Admit it, were you popular?
Ummm, by the time I was a Senior, yes. Everyone in our 8 person class were great friends and we all loved each other. The other grades made us popular.

Who did you want to be just like?
I wanted to just be me(only thinner).

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I could never choose. I wanted to be an artist, a teacher, a missionary, a pastor's wife, an engineer, a police officer... I could go on and on.

Where did you think you'd be at the age you are now?
I thought I would have 4 years of college under me, married, and having babies(Well, I have no college, but I am married with a 2 year old).

Blogger Trinity13 said...

This are PJ's answers to the survey:

What year was it?
What was your favorite outfit?
-Jeans and a t shirt with maybe a flannel shirt from my dad's closet
What was up with your hair?
-I had bangs at one point, then grew them out. I had ton's of different hair colors. I finally got it my senior year!
Who were your best friends?
-Trinity13, Kenny, Michelle, Darcey, Andy
What did you do after school?
-Homework, talked on the phone for hours
Where did you work?
-Cracker Barrel - which Kenny and I lovingly referred to it as the "Crack House"
Did you take the bus?
-For 2 years
Who did you have a crush on?
-Everyone! And they so had one on me! Dreaming!
Did you fight with your parents?
-Not a lot. only when I did something wrong
Who did you have a CELEBRITY crush on?
-Leo Dicaprio, Johnny Depp.
Did you lug all of your books around in your backpack all day because you were too nervous to find your locker?
-No, I made frequent trips to the locker. That is where all the gossip happened.
Did you have a 'clique'?
-In a senior class of 8, it's would have been hard to form a clique.
Did you have "The Max" like Zach Kelly and Slater?
-No not that I can remember
Admit it, were you popular?
-Popular with my friends, yes!
Who did you want to be just like?
-My friend Michelle. She was super skinny and got EVERY guy!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
-A therapist, a singer an artist
Where did you think you'd be at the age you are now?
-Some where wonderful! I made it!

February 01, 2005 1:06 PM


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More Searches

I love this first one. I wonder if the person googling found what they were looking for. My blog definitely isn't it!

Google- funeral poem lady grandma classy kind thoughtful smart

Yahoo- family guy quiz

Google- insults and jokes toward dodge trucks (I'm #1 on the list!)

Yahoo- max & erma's calories


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My B-day

Well, today is the "big" day. I am now 25. Whoop-de-freakn-da.

I wished I liked my b-day, but I don't. I haven't since I was little. I have accepted the fact that I will never have any more fulfilling birthdays. Know why? Because I am an adult. I am a woman. I am married. I am a mother. I have no one to take care of me the way my parents did. I am now the parent, the care provider. I take care of my family and my home.

When the hubby gets sick, I take care of him. But who takes care of me when I am sick? NO ONE! I have to take care of myself and continue on with my responsibilities. SAHM don't get sick days or time off.

I guess I am really just missing my mom right now. She would know exactly what to say to me to make me feel better. I miss that daily comfort...but I am an adult now. It's my turn to give the comforting.

All of this has made me come to realize how much my parents really mean to me. I miss being a kid and running to them with all my problems. I miss the late night talks I had with them. I miss having my mom sing Happy Birthday to me as I wake up from sleep. I miss thinking that everything is all right because mom and dad are here.

Am I a sap? Maybe. I just wish that I was not so quick to grow up. Don't get me wrong, I love being an adult. But, I miss the comfort I had while a child in my parents home.

I hope this brings a little insight into why I hate celebrating my birthday. I hate being disappointed and vulnerable. But all this comes because I am an adult. I shouldn't expect to be taken care of anymore because it's now my job to do the caring. It's my turn to make sure that everyone around me is happy. I have to give everything of myself and expect nothing in return. It's fine if I do get a return, but like I said, I am not expecting it anymore.

Happy(not really) B-day to me..........or whatever.

Blogger l.a.h. said...

Hey! I get to be the first to wish you a happy birthday. : ) It is tough getting older and realizing that there's no one to make a fuss over you anymore. I hope your hubby does something nice for you today ... you deserve it!

February 01, 2005 2:22 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

Happy pityparty,uh, I mean birthday to you, lol. I know what you mean about never having a day off. It's all part of the wife/mommy job! And as for missing your mom, well, I know what that's like. At least yours is still here for you to go to if you wanted to. My mom and I got a lot closer AFTER I became an adult, and she was always the person I went to with my problems and for comfort up until she died. She always knew how to make me feel better. I no longer have that in my life and never will again for as long as I'm on this earth. Well, hey, thought I'd join in the "p-party". Hope somehow you are able to count your blessings and enjoy your day:)

February 01, 2005 7:39 AM

Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

Happy Birthday Trinity,

I think what you are feeling is perfectly normal. At times, we all miss the security, simpleness, calmness and quiet life of yesteryear.

February 01, 2005 1:47 PM

Blogger G said...

Wow, I wish I said cool stuff like WFIL. That was great!

February 01, 2005 2:54 PM


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