Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving


Miscellaneous Stuff

~ My mom told me this morning she is going to try and kennel train her dog - he is 13 years old.

~ Jenfer colored her hair a dark brown/auburn. She said people like it, but it is very different. I asked her if we were going to have to start making up names for her like the Cracker Barrel lady. I suggested Heinz 57 #2.

~ Watched The Exorcist again last night with Rachel and her peeps. We fast forwarded to the good parts.

~ Why are there no turkey breasts with pop up thermometers this year?

~ I heard I have a new blog reader. Shout out to Amy Sweep-hay. You know who she is. She owns a flower shop in Decatur. (Changing her name to protect the innocent)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


~ Lobsters, like grasshoppers, feel no pain. They have a decentralized nervous system with no cerebral cortex, which in humans is where a reaction to painful stimuli occurs.

~ Before 1859, baseball umpires sat in rocking chairs behind home plate.

~ About 200 babies are born worldwide every minute.

~ Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.

~ Las Vegas has more chapels per capita than any other city.

Friday, November 20, 2009



(this is how my blog feels when no one comments)


The B___h is gone! Yea! Laura was voted off! I picked this picture because it was so unflattering! Good Riddance!
This has been the best Survivor season ever! Russel has found the hidden immunity idol for the 3rd time! The first two times he found it without any clues! And he has played it spectacularly! The last 3 Tribal Councils have been thrilling to watch! Everybody getting blindsided by Russel and his group!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


...Rachel made a 93 on the hardest test she has ever taken. It was for Chemistry. She was hoping she made at least a C on it. Go Baby!

...Rachel tried Catfish last night at McCullums and she liked it. We went to celebrate her 93 and to get my catfish fix. She told me not to tell Tim, and the next time we all went she was going to order it and watch him flip out.

...I just ate a turkey sandwich with turkey meat that said "Sell by Nov 14th." If you know anything about me, you would realize what a big step that was for me! I am a stickler for expiration, sell buy dates! Hope I don't get sick.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Useless Info Tuesday

~ Some dinosaurs were as small as hens.

~ Debra Winger was the voice of ET.

~ During World War I, almost 14 million people died in battle.

~ Boxing rings are so called because they used to be round.

~ According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 16, 2009



I have been uninspired lately. From my blog, to everything. Not really much to blog about because I really haven't done anything fun, funny or exciting. Really, no one around me has either.

I spent my weekend with my dog on the couch, either cross-stitching or watching TV or napping. That is it.

The most energy I spent was going to the cross-stitch store on Saturday, then going to eat at Cracker Barrel with TCW yesterday. (and no, Strawberry Shortcake Heaven #92 was not there! - hope she didn't read my blog then quit! - yeah, right).

I should have made myself shower and gone to Andy's Birthday celebration at the Brick on Saturday...I am sure I would have had a lot to blog about then!

Oh, TCW did tell me a funny story about Btut. He was sitting at the bar during Andy's party, watching the football game, and the guys next to him were paying their tab and leaving. So, he called Btut over to sit there when they got up. Well, Btut started talking to them, finding out all about them, just gabbing away for about 10 minutes. Then, all of a sudden, she was like "Ok, it is time for ya'll to leave so I can sit down." Totally Btut! Love.

Friday, November 13, 2009



Paraskevidekatriaphobia, or an irrational fear of Friday the 13th,

Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of good or bad luck. In the Gregorian calendar, this day occurs at least once, but at most three times a year. Any month's 13th day will fall on a Friday if the month starts on a Sunday. In 2009 this applies to the months of February, March, and November. The next year to have three Friday the 13th dates will be 2015.[1]

One theory states that it is a modern amalgamation of two older superstitions: that thirteen is an unlucky number and that Friday is an unlucky day.

In numerology, the number twelve is considered the number of completeness, as reflected in the twelve months of the year, twelve signs of the zodiac, twelve hours of the clock, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve Apostles of Jesus, twelve gods of Olympus, etc., whereas the number thirteen was considered irregular, transgressing this completeness. There is also a superstition, thought by some to derive from the Last Supper or a Norse myth, that having thirteen people seated at a table will result in the death of one of the diners.

Friday has been considered an unlucky day at least since the 14th century's The Canterbury Tales[4], and many other professions have regarded Friday as an unlucky day to undertake journeys or begin new projects. Black Friday has been associated with stock market crashes and other disasters since the 1800s.[7][10] It has also been suggested that Friday has been considered an unlucky day because, according to Christian scripture and tradition, Jesus was crucified on a Friday.[11]

This has always been a luck day for me!

Sorry not much content this week on the blog....not feeling very inspired.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Funny Thing Happened to Rayray....

...Monday night in her Literature class.
She was sitting at her desk listening to the professor lecture, you know, usual class stuff. Then she said he just walked up to her desk (during the middle of lecture) and asked her if she wanted to go outside and smoke. He was like "Rachel, you want to go smoke?" Of course, after sitting n class for over an hour she said yes.

I thought how odd. I asked her if he invited anyone else to smoke with them, and she said yea. He told the class, "If anyone else wants to smoke with us you can." Rachel explained that he had not had time to smoke in between her class and the class before, so he really wanted a cigarette. And they are usually both outside smoking before class.

Crazy stuff always happens to her

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


~ The Chinese ideogram for "trouble" depicts two women living under one roof.

~ Paul McCartney's mother was a midwife.

~ There are no words int he English language that rhyme with the words month, orange, silver, or purple.

~ The only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.

~ The 3 best-known Western names in China are Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

Friday, November 6, 2009


What does Rachel want for Christmas this year? She wants.... go see them (Widespread Panic).... in Atlanta (Phillips Arena - Dec. 30 and 31)....

...and stay here (the Westin Peachtree Plaza).
She doesn't ask for much!
Anyway. I got the tickets for New Years Eve. (Josh won tickets for the show on the 30th when he was in Atlanta a few weeks ago at a wedding! Yea!) Then I went on Priceline to look at the rates for the hotel. They had a room available for both nights @ $191.25 a night. I figured this was good because it was New Years. Then I noticed that you had to be 21 to make the reservation, and you had to show valid ID at check in. Well, as you may know, Rachel nor Josh is 21.
I then went to the Westin web site and saw the same rate of $191.25 a night. I decided to call and make sure there would not be a problem with Rachel not being 21. This kind lady assured me that it would be fine, and she could reserve me a room for $230 a night! I was like "Hold UP." On the web site it says $191.25. She told me that was prepaid rooms with no cancellation available. I said I was willing to go ahead and buy the rooms today. She started looking at what was available. She then said, "Well, if that is the case, and you want to purchase them now with no cancellation available, then I can offer you the rate of $140 a night."
I said, "Hallelujah, and book 'em!" I am glad I picked up the phone.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


...(Decatur) who dyes here hair about the color of this tree. When I saw this tree it reminded me of her. You know who I am talking about. She usually shows you to your table.

Anyway, whenever we go to Cracker Barrel, I have to assign her hair color a new nickname. I have been doing this for years, just ask Tim and Rayray.

Some more memorable dye names:

Harem Crimson #24
African Desert Sunset #7
Cherry on Top #2

You get the picture. The next time you are in Cracker Barrel and see her, think of your own nickname for her hair color. Let's keep the tradition alive!

I apologize if she, "Blazin' Raven #11" (that was a good one!) is anyone's Nana.

P.S. This is my 350th post! Yea!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Conversations with Rayray

Saturday night, Rachel, Tim and I were sitting in the smoking lounge (carport) waiting on Jenfer to get back from here sisters. (Her sister rents the house right next to me. It is great not having crazy neighbors!) Anyway, Rachel was telling us she might go to her friend Forrest's river cabin. This is how it went....

Tim: Where is the cabin?
RR: I don't really know.
Tim: Have you been there?
RR: Yea, once but Christina drove so I did not pay much attention.
Tim: Is it East of here, like near Cow Ford (sp)? or West like you are going to Joe Wheeler?
RR: I don't even know. If I have to drive I will take Mom's GPS.

(so this is where I just had to say a little something...)

LL: Well, what the hell are you going to type in "River Cabin?"

I love you Rayray!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


~ There are more than thirty-three thousand radio stations around the world.

~The abbreviation ORD for Chicago's O'Hare Airport comes from the old name Orchard Field.

~The longest inaugural address by a U.S. president was given by William Henry Harrison. It was one hour, forty-five minutes long during an intense snowstorm. One month later, he died of pneumonia.

~ Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

~ Vampire bats don't suck blood; they drink it. They make small cuts in the skin of a sleeping animal and lap up the blood. Vampire bats need about two tablespoons of blood each day and are able to extract their dinner in approximately twenty minutes.

~ Eating chocolate was once considered a temptation of the devil.

Monday, November 2, 2009


...made me happy this morning.

I love the colors of Fall. I have been enjoying my drive to work, noticing all of the beautiful shades of the leaves. I also love the time change!