Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Well, on this day, there were some people there to talk to us. Looking back, I believe they were some sort of therapy group or something, checking out our Psyche. Well, the main guy told us to think up a question, any question we would like to know. Well, my mind went right to work. I was going to think up a question that would just stun them. One they would never be able to answer, one that would make the whole 6th grade ponder and think "that Laura Leigh sure is smart to think up something like that."
So, after a few minutes the guy started asking people what their question was. There was one like "Why does it rain?" and "How long to red lights stay red?" and stupid stuff like that. Then, finally he called on me. Boy was I going to stun them!
Guy -And what is your question?
LL - How come when you run over the lines in the road on highway 67 that are warning you of the upcoming stoplight at Country Club do you only hear them when your front tires hit, not your back tires? (Boy did I show them)
Guy - I don't know, next.
No "good question," no "Boy are you a bright child for the 6th grade," - NOTHING.
Then, to top it all off, Jennifer Reeves went next and her question was "Why do people have to die?" Please, I think she even had a tear in one eye. How long did it take her to prepare that?
Give me a freaking break!
Monday, January 26, 2009
The purple building above is Tootsie's Purple Orchid Lounge. It is always our first stop when we go out. Love walking down Broadway and stopping for beers in all the cute little bars. We always end up at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar in Printer's Alley to finish the night! Party On!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Hum....I could only think of three...Lois Lane, Lex Luther, and Laura Leigh (haha).
So, I had to Wikipedia it and find the others. It appears that you probably had not heard of them unless you read the actual comic book. They are: Linda Lee, Lana Lang, Lori Lemaris, and Lucy Lane.
Now we can rest easy.....LOL.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Can't wait to come to work tomorrow and discuss it with Jamie, Lisa M. and Angela. We all really get into it. My phone will be off from 7 to 10 (not really Rachel).
PS I have a confession to make. In the first paragraph when I said I was excited, I was going to use the word syked or siked or psyched, but I couldn't figure out how to spell it.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
While I was waiting for my camera to charge last week so I could take a picture of the puzzle, i noticed that Rachel's Dali painting (that has been sitting in the living room since we had it framed) looked weird. It didn't take about two seconds for me to realize that it was upside down. I am not sure if it slipped of the desk it is on and Martha (my cleaning lady) set it back up and didn't realize that it was upside down. Or it could have been my brother Larry playing a trick on us at Christmas.
Dali had a wierd since of art. I think he must have been on LSD a lot when he painted. This picture dipicts clocks kind of melting into a pond of water with building like structures under the water....nice huh?
Friday, January 16, 2009
I had worked on this puzzle all last weekend. The cat didn't have a need to touch it until I went to work on Wednesday. This is what she did! I had not totally finished it, but all the pieces turned upside down were in place, and of course the whole left hand upper corner was done. Tell me again why I love that cat? I guess maybe the love of mischief.
Have a good weekend.
PS - I have since finished the puzzle and it is out of her reach!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Let's get together and party like we used to, "Spaghetti Gang!"
PS - Look at the Kitchen Witches my mom used to have hanging above the sink. I loved those. Do y'all remember Kitchen Witches?
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Polly always says "If you have candles in your home, even if they are just for looks, always light them and blow them out at least once. It is tacky to have decorative candles that you can tell have never been burned." She didn't use the word tacky, but something of that nature. There is a candle in the bathroom at work that I need to remember to light and blow out. That white wick is haunting me now.
I went to Princeton's years ago to have drinks with Tim, Carl, Jan and some of their friends. It was right before we went to DHS for them to dedicate the workout building to Tim's Uncle Earl. He was a great football coach for Decatur. Anyway, Rachel and her friend Kristen met us at Princetons. They were at the other end of the table from me sitting by Tim and Carl. All of a sudden I heard Tim and Carl laughing their heads off. Somehow they had been talking about Polly and Kristen informed them that she had taught her something very important. "Most musuems and good hair salons are closed on Mondays."
We must not ever forget.
Love to Polly.
Monday, January 12, 2009
We used to play Risk for hours out at Btree. Most of the time the games would actually go over a period of days. Yeah, those were the days....drinking beer, eating hot pork rinds, watching wrestling and playing Risk. I always tried to get Australia. I would hunker down there, just taking 1 random country each turn so I could get a card, and then transferring my men back to the mouth to Australia. I would wait for all the other players to beat up on each other and then I would come out from Down Under with a kick ass army and, well, kick ass. I would normally be Pink (Commie, pinko facists pigs). Yeah, those were the days.
(We used to always try to get Bob out first because he was annoying and didn't really know how to play well.)
I can't even get anyone to play with me anymore. My brothers Larry and David would play for a while at thanksgiving, but you need at least 4 players to have real excitement.
I am always up for a challange! Love.
Tami hated that haircut. A few years later her mom heard her tell some kid that was looking at a picture of her with this haircut, "That's not me, that's my twin brother who died." Tami was crazy! Love her.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Oh - Useless Info - No US President has been an only child. I am sure a situation will come up when that will be useful.
I have a FACEBook account, but have really never used it.....until now. My friend Ellen started a page called "Growing up in Burningtree." I have had a blast reading what everyone is posting...It is really fun. I just found a picture of me and some of the girls with my brother Billy at my 7 year old birthday party. I can't wait to post it here and there. I have to get a good scan of the picture. Y'all are going to die!
Have a great weekend.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
First, the head of the "Organized Crime Unit" (that reminds me of my brother Billy - "don't say the M word") set up his office to make it appear that he had been kidnapped or something. I mean, this made national news. They were searching all over for him, in woods, in bodies of water. The next day he was found in Vegas with $2500 stolen dollars and maybe a stripper too? What is up with that. What did he think he was going to do, go to Vegas and win back money he stole or something. What a dumb ass.
Then last night the Sherrif was arrested by the FBI! National news again! Why, you ask? Obviously he was starving the inmates in the jail. Come to find out, any money saved by him from the food budgeted to feed the inmates goes into his pocket. And over 3 years he has made like $212,000! Can you believe that? What was he serving them a hershey kiss and a piece of dental floss? How rediculus. He should have to pay all of that money back and work in a soup kitchen every weekend for the rest of his life.
What has our little town become. Full of Crooks and Liars and Scum? Next thing you know, we will find out that Osama Bin Laden has been running the Chruch's Chicken on Memorial Drive for the past two years! Lord help us!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
My friend Lisa said if it didn't stop raining soon we would all get moldy!
I tried to upload a picture of the sun, but Blogger is having problems. Jsut close your eyes and imagine!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I was going shopping the Saturday morning before Christmas. Mom wanted to go with me. I said "OK, but here is where I am going and I have to look for whatever, and I don't want you rushing me." She assures me that she is at my disposal and will in no way interfere with my ability to shop peacefully. (Remember the Great Shopping Fiasco November 2008?)
On the way to bank street she asks what all am I looking for. Without thinking, I share with her that I still need to get the babies more stuff, get Rachel's picture framed, get Jimmy's sister and her family something, etc. She picks up on Jimmy's sister (she has met Jodie before as a visiting artist to the school where mom taught) and asks what I plan to get them. Remeber y'all, Jodie and her husband and son are blind. I told her that Jodie wanted cooking stuff. "What kind of cooking stuff?" she asks. "I don't know, but I will know when I see it," was my response.
Well, we went to Behind the Glass and all went well. (I won't get into the change story) Then on to Wykers for some toys. Next, we went to the candy shop because I was where they had Decatur High School ornaments. That's where it all started.
Mom - (to the sales clerk) - "I am looking for a cooking ornament"
Clerk - Hum, a cooking ornament, I am not sure we have an ornament about cooking.
Mom - It is for a friend of mine.
Clerk - oh
Now, I am thinking, who in the hell is she getting a cooking ornament for? She didn't mention that she was looking for a cooking ornament when we were in the car.....surely to goodness she is not thinking about Jodie. I didn't mention an ornament at all.
Mom - Yeah, just a little something about cooking, oh, and they are blind too
OK, I lost it.
LL - "You do not need a cooking ornament for a blind person....I never mentioned an ornament, it is not even your gift to by, I told you I would know it when I saw it, are you ready to go home already?!!!!!!?????!!!"
Mom to the clerk - "Well, it is really for a friend of my daughters, haha."
As Charlie Brown would say "AARRRRRGGGHHHH"
Say prayers for me.