Friday, February 26, 2010


Hey Everybody! This marks my 400th post! Can you believe it? I wish I had waited to post something spectacular. I am in Boston today on business - flying home shortly. Hope you missed me!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010


~ New Jersey's quarter issued in 1999 has George Washington on both sides. Washington's profile is shown on one side, the same as all the others. On the reverse side, the first president is shown crossing the Delaware River with members of the Colonial army.

~ The sea otter, the smallest of the marine mammals, is the mammal with the densest fur - having up to a million hairs per square inch on its back.

~ Ty Cobb, baseball Hall of Fame Slugger, won the home run league title in 1909 with only nine (all in the park) home runs.

~ The origin of the name Lent, the 40-day Christian observance, is derived from the Old English word lencten, for "spring."

~ In diner slang of yore, if you ordered blowout patches you got pancakes, Zeppelins in a for were sausages and mashed potatoes, and a First Lady was an order of spareribs.

Monday, February 22, 2010


My favorite groups of writers in English Lit were the Romantics: Wordsworth, Keats, Coleridge, Lord Byron, P.B Shelley, etc. I wrote my junior year term paper on Wordsworth. This is one of my favorite poems by him. I think of it when I am feeling overwhelmed - like now - and it sooths me.

"The World is Too Much With Us"

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not.--Great God! I'd rather be
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea, (2)
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus (3) rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton (4) blow his wreathed horn.

Friday, February 19, 2010


This post has nothing to do with the picture below....I just think it is cool. Jamie got me started calling this church the egg-beater Jesus church. If you have seen it you will know why. In the mural, under Jesus after the clouds, it looks like an egg-beater!
Hope you all have a good weekend. I have our after the Holidays party tomorrow night for work at the Westin. I am looking forward wo having a good time and winning the Ipod Touch! Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


What do you consider the "Deep South?" I have my own definition. I consider it the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina (sometimes).

Here are some interesting definitions from Wikipedia, but my own personal definition has not changed....

"The Deep South is a descriptive category of the cultural and geographic sub regions in the American South. Historically, it is differentiated from the "Upper South" as being the states which were most dependent on plantation type agriculture during the antebellum period. The Deep South was also commonly referred to as the Lower South or the "Cotton States".

Today, the Deep South is usually delineated as being those states and areas where things most often thought of as "Southern" exist in their most concentrated form."
"The term "Deep South" is defined in a variety of ways:
The first definition most closely relates to mine with the exclusion of Tennessee.

Thank you for being Southern... and God Bless You if you aren't.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


~ The Indianapolis Children's museum named a 66 million year old dragon like dinosaur fossil in honor of "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling. It's name is Dracorex Hogwartsia.

~ According to the U.S. Constitution a natural-born U.S. citizen must have lived in the United States 14 years to be eligible to serve as president.

~ Hotel owner Morris Wilkins introduced the heart-shaped tub at the "Honeymooners Only" resort he opened in the Pocono Mountains in 1958.

~ Theodore Roosevelt wore a ring at this inauguration in 1905 that contained some of Abraham Lincoln's hair.

~ Oprah Winfrey's head was superimposed on a photo of Ann-Margret in a revealing gown for the cover of a 1989 issue of "TV Guide." The unauthorized composite was discovered by Ann-Margret's fashion designer, who recognized the glittery gown from a 1979 publicity shot.

Monday, February 15, 2010


I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day. My Love sent me roses to work on Friday! They were absolutely beautiful!

I did a very brave thing this weekend...I went to WALMART. Yes I did. I went to Walmart on SATURDAY! Even the Saturday before VALENTINES! I have never seen so many people carrying bunches of flowers, candy, Horny little I love you Devils, and my favorite item of choice this year....a stuffed animal sitting inside a blown up balloon! I mean, how do they even do that? Should I be envious? I have never received something like that...No, I think I will just appreciate my roses! (They even came in a vase! I know, I am going to hell)

Here is Mickey and her hoard of groceries. She will be out of commission for a few days and had to keep her boys feed. It was quite a fun trip I must say. Mickey warned me not to get grouchy, and she got grouchy at every corner! Shame!!!! Not even the balloon covered stuffed animals could cheer her up!

Friday, February 12, 2010


The 20th season of Survivor started last night, and boy did it start with a bang!
Within the first thirty minutes we had a broken toe, and dislocated shoulder that was then relocated, and boobies! Yep, Sandra (one of the villains) undid Sugar's bra thinking she would try to cover herself up, therefore forgetting about the big bean bag she was trying to get across the finish line. But to Sandra's (and everyone else's) surprise Sugar just ran that bean bag across and then celebrated willy nilly without her top. She could have cared less.

Alas, Sugar's time on the island did not last long. After chasing Colby all over the campsite and then not being able to complete a jigsaw puzzle and crying about it, Sugar was the first Survivor to be sent home.

Notable quotes from last night:

"This is my mountain and I am still King of the hill." - Russell

"I am glad I am on the villains team so I don't have to deal with the egos." - Boston Rob (owner of the biggest ego ever witnessed)

"I'm a gangster in an Oprah suit." - Cirie

"These are all stars and I am the best - like Michael Jordon of basketball." - Russell (gosh he loves to hear himself talk)

Have a good Valentiny weekend!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


"It is time to eat. Here is supper. Black-eyed peas with ham hock...fried cornbread...sweet potato talk of supping with the Gods...who but a God could have come up with the Divine fact of okra?" - James Dickey

"Hell, yes, we eat dirt! And if you haven't ever tried blackened red dirt, you don't know what's good."- James Blount (Humorist)

"...a customer can order them (chitlins) by shouting into a drive-up microphone, just as if ordering a burger and fries, and come away with some seasoned, aromatic, honest-to-God genuine chitlins - fried pork entrails - while hardly even slowing down." - Shelley Anthony (Georgian, drive-up chitlin magnate)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


You should all be proud of me. Remember when I promised to read four (maybe two) grown up books before I looked for another Vampire series to read? Well, I have finished book 1! Yea! I read the book "The Lovely Bones." The movie is premiering soon. The book was "OK," I mean some parts I was glued to it and others I was like "why is she even putting this in there?" Also, there was not a lot of closure, and I am ALL ABOUT SOME CLOSURE! The ending of "Gone With The Wind" just about killed me!
Next I am moving on to "My Life in France" by Julia about a grown up book!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


~ Five volcanoes formed Hawaii, the Big Island of the Hawaiian chain - Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Kilauea, Hualalai, and Kohala.

~ The average adult human inhales on average 3000 gallons of air daily.

~ What Batman villain was named Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot at birth? The Penguin
~ Gangster Al Capone offered a $10,000 reward (from jail) for information leading to the safe recovery of aviator Charles Lindbergh's kidnapped son. Charles Jr. was 20 months old when he was kidnapped in March 1932. His body was found 10 weeks later.

~ In the world of Medicine, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is an ailment whose sufferers have a distorted sense of time and space and believe their body, or parts of their body, have changed in size or shape.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Hey - boy has it been a hectic end-of-January beginning-of-February. Most of you know that my Mom was in the hospital with a mini stroke Jan 29-Feb 1. She is fine now, but that wore me out. I was so busy last week and it was BIRTHDAY week! I just could not find the time or energy to blog....but that is over now! Getting back on the right track!

So the big questions today is....What is for dinner? I think I will have the big, furry grey turkey in my cupboard....oh no, wait....

...that isn't a TURKEY! It is the one and only Sally May Jefferson Johnson Jackson Washington, aka Salomie, Wombat, Wombaticus, Evil Zlid, Salibu....and the list goes on!
Happy Monday. It is good to be back.