Wednesday, May 31, 2006
I always start my morning out with my cup of coffee at my desk clicking away on the computer. Mouse of course joins me, finding whatever space she can in the middle of my desk directly in front of the window. But now we have a new morning friend. It’s this totally cheeky blue jay, who I like to call Stan. Stan has visited the last few days and has taken to tormenting Mouse. He sits on the branch of the pine tree just a few feet from the window and caws at her. If she doesn’t react enough he flies straight at the window (straight at her head) and then veers off at the last second. He keeps this up for over a half a hour each morning. Its great fun for him (and me) but I think she’s pissed.
As for Simba well all you can say about his highness is spoiled, spoiled, spoiled…. I haven’t had the heart to discourage him from invading the guest bedroom yet, hence the absolute carpet of cat hair on the bedspread, Ugh. Glad I have a new washing machine…
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Get out of that car!!” She yelled. The little boy gets out & is covering his face at this point. She follows with
“You play outside or come in the house, but don’t sit it that car, ok?” She is a bit calmer now.
“Why?” the little one asks.
“Because your ass will die!”
Went to a great BBQ at Rich & Laci’s house for Memorial Day, got to hang out with some new friends. Not a big volleyball fan myself, but it was pretty amusing to watch the game between bubble blowing and one-on-one baseball with Kendra. Discovered that the dog, Orco, likes to eat watermelon. He even daintily nibbles it off the rind with his front teeth, I’ll post the picture later. Who would have thought it? I’m sure he would have preferred my burger.
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Things are a bit slow around here. Maybe we can just break it up with a quick trip to Walmart. I need to go but I just can’t face it. As if any trip to the superstore wasn’t trying enough, all the choices, the crazy people, now if you are living in the Midwest you also have to “watch your back,” why you might ask? Well, perhaps it’s better put as watch where you sit or you might fall victim to the serial toilet seat super-gluer and find yourself banging on a wall trying to get help. There but for the grace of god go I…. oh boy am I going to examine every seat in the public restrooms I go to from now on. Can you imagine (you’d probably rather not!)? I was dutifully working out on the elliptical trainer at the gym when I heard this little gem & I had to take care not to fall off I was laughing so hard. I just had to share.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
At least the highlight of the day was sushi, mmmm sushi.
So, most of you already know that Dan and I are engaged. Well it seems the eternal engagement may actually come to an end in the foreseeable future! We have settled on a date, 16 June 2007. So were putting it off at least another year, but we’re getting there. Seems there are some of you who I haven’t seen in so long, you’ve never even seen the ring. So here it is.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Well, seeing as how I love to procrastinate on the computer and everyone is always mad at me that I don’t stay in touch, perhaps I should give this bogging thing a go….
So here it is, I’m gonna give it a shot, but I’m not really going to tell anyone yet, until I see if I can actually keep it up.
Kudos to my old friend Mary for the idea (even if she doesn’t know it).
So what’s been going on with me for the last month?
Well I enjoyed a conference in scenic Puerto Rico. Scenic and WARM!!!! It was awesome if not hugely expensive 8 F**** bucks for a beer you’ve got to be kidding me. But at least when the conference to too much to bear (or you couldn’t feel your feet anymore from the out of control air conditioning. Why do they do that?) you could walk out the door and sit on the beach. Now that’s my idea of paradise (just make sure the pina coladas cost less).
Dan graduated from NE Tech, Whoo Hoo!!!! Who’s the man! He even got to wear the hat! We had a great party, barbeque and beers. Got to hang out with family and friends. Pretty cool even if we didn’t have enough chairs….. oops.
Dan & I took Kenneth to get his latest tattoo, while waiting I got inspired (to do more then just e-mail his mom a picture of him getting it done). Thought I would get it somewhere not so painful, but of course Dan thought that was wussing out. Suns look better on the ankle bone. He of course is right, so I took the challenge... Holy crap that hurt, getting better now, at least my ankle isn’t puffed up to twice the size anymore.
Spent the last two weeks frantically preparing to teach a course on human forensic osteology. Despite the workload it was awesome to teach. I got to teach people how to identify sex, age, ancestry of skeletons and look at trauma. It was a blast, especially the last laboratory, we got to look at the gruesome stuff – so I got the usual “oh, gross!” but really it was fascinated revulsion. For once it was really nice to actually teach something that holds people’s attention (instead of hearing the usual snores….).