Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wandering Walking Words

I always wanted to be a spy.

No, I take that back. I always wanted to be James Bond. I mean he got the cool gadgets, could shoot anybody that pissed him off, oh and he always got the girl.

Well, that didn't happen. Not even close.

Instead I have these visions, while walking, which has me pitted against evil agents from the planet Balombo, or maybe just from some compound deep in the Rocky Mountains. You know the ones of which I speak - the people that want to run the world for their evil intentions.

Or something like that.

So, I am walking in the cold, with the wind pushing me along - scratch that, I was walking into the wind the whole time, I'm pretty sure. Anyway, I am walking along in my shorts, trying not to not think about the fact that it is probably below freezing, and I become that spy once again.

I am doing battle with the evil emperor Zurg, but quickly realize that this is not where I am supposed to be, so I head off after SPECTRE. Alone. Without nary a weapon.

Did I just use nary in a sentence? Did I use it properly? Should I even be concerned about that when I have six agents of SPECTRE on my tail, and I have no weapon and it's cold outside.

I need a digital voice recorder, to better keep track of this stuff I think.

Plus the fact that I don't believe that I actually was thinking myself as James Bond, rather instead I was dodging all the crazy kids driving around, trying to shoot out there tires, or something much worse - call their moms.

As I turned the corner, I found that I was no longer walking along the neighborhood, rather I was flying - pretty cool, no? Yes, I was actually flying, and it felt pretty cool, once I figured out what was going on. I mean where does one learn how to just suddenly fly? I felt like "The Greatest American Hero" when he found out that he had super powers.

I wasn't really flying, by the way, just imagining it. Still pretty cool though. I figure that must have been when I lost the feeling in my legs, due to frostbite.

Did I mention that it was cold?

Stargate SG-1 the early years, was so freaking awesome. I'm currently reliving season three - way cool. Fun stuff, and I highly recommend them to anyone that will listen, or read.

Okay, the show just got way interesting, so I must go now.


Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Jenni!

Happy Birthday Sweetie!

You are the Best, no, make that THE BEST!

Hope you enjoy your gifts, better yet, I hope you let me use it. :)

I Love You!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sad But True

It's late and I want a giggle, so I present the following (apologies if any are repeats)...

NEW YORK - Idaho resident Kathy Evans brought humiliation to her friends and family Tuesday when she set a new standard for stupidity with her appearance on the popular TV show, 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.'

It seems that Evans, a 32-year-old wife and mother of two, got stuck on the first question, and proceeded to make what fans of the show are dubbing 'the absolute worst use of lifelines ever.'After being introduced to the show's host Meredith Vieira, Evans assured her that she was ready to play, whereupon she was posed with an extremely easy $100 question.

The question was: 'Which of the following is the largest?'A) A Peanut B) An Elephant C) The Moon D) Hey, who you calling large?

Immediately Mrs. Evans was struck with an all consuming panic as she realized that this was a question to which she did not readily know the answer.'Hmm, oh boy, that's a toughie,' said Evans, as Vieira did her level best to hide her disbelief and disgust. 'I mean, I'm sure I've heard of some of these things before, but I have no idea how large they would be.'

Evans made the decision to use the first of her three lifelines, the 50/50.

Answers A and D were removed, leaving her to decide which was bigger, an elephant or the moon.

However, faced with an incredibly easy question, Evans still remained unsure.'Oh! It removed the two I was leaning towards!' exclaimed Evans. 'Darn. I think I better phone a friend.'Using the second of her two lifelines on the first question,

Mrs. Evans asked to be connected with her friend Betsy, who is an office assistant.'Hi Betsy! How are you? This is Kathy! I'm on TV!' said Evans, wasting the first seven seconds of her call. 'Ok, I got an important question. Which of the following is the largest? B, an elephant, or C, the moon. 15 seconds hun.'

Betsy quickly replied that the answer was C, the moon.

Evans proceeded to argue with her friend for the remaining ten seconds.'Come on Betsy, are you sure?' said Evans. 'How sure are you? Duh, that can't be it.'

To everyone's astonishment, the moronic Evans declined to take her friend's advice and pick 'The Moon.'

'I just don't know if I can trust Betsy. She's not all that bright. So I think I'd like to ask the audience,' said Evans.

Asked to vote on the correct answer, the audience returned 98% in favor of answer C, 'The Moon.'

Having used up all her lifelines, Evans then made the dumbest choice of her life.'Wow, seems like everybody is against what I'm thinking,' said the too-stupid-to-live Evans. 'But you know, sometimes you just got to go with your gut. So, let's see. For which is larger, an elephant or the moon, I'm going to have to go with B, an elephant. Final answer.'

Evans sat before the dumbfounded audience, the only one waiting with bated breath, and was told that she was wrong, and that the answer was in fact, C, 'The Moon.'

Caution...they walk among us!


Some guy bought a new fridge for his house. To get rid of his old fridge, he put it in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying: 'Free to good home. You want it, you take it.'

For three days the fridge sat there without even one person looking twice at it.

He eventually decided that people were too untrusting of this deal. It looked too good to be true, so he changed the sign to read: 'Fridge for sale $50.'

The next day someone stole it!

***They walk amongst us! ***


One day I was walking down the beach with some friends when someone shouted....'Look at that dead bird!' Someone looked up at the sky and said...'where?'

***They walk among us!!***


While looking at a house, my brother asked the estate agent which direction was north because, he explained, he didn't want the sun waking him up every morning. She asked, 'Does the sun rise in the north?' When my brother explained that the sun rises in the east, and has for some time, she shook her head and said, 'Oh, I don't keep up with that stuff'

***They Walk Among Us!!***


My colleague and I were eating our lunch in our cafeteria, when we overheard one of the administrative assistants talking about the sunburn she got on her weekend drive to the beach. She drove down in a convertible, but 'didn't think she'd get sunburned because the car was moving'.

***They Walk Among Us!!!!***


My sister has a lifesaving tool in her car it's designed to cut through a seat belt if she gets trapped. She keeps it in the trunk.

***They Walk Among Us!!!!!***


I was hanging out with a friend when we saw a woman with a nose ring attached to an earring by a chain. My friend said, 'Wouldn't the chain rip out every time she turned her head?' I had to explain that a person's nose and ear remain the same distance apart no matter which way the head is turned...

***They Walk Among Us!!!!!!! ***


I couldn't find my luggage at the airport baggage area. So I went to the lost luggage office and told the woman there that my bags never showed up. She smiled and told me not to worry because she was a trained professional and I was in good hands. 'Now,' she asked me, 'Has your plane arrived yet?'... (I work with professionals like this.)

***They Walk Among Us!!!!!!!!***


While working at a pizza parlor I observed a man ordering a small pizza to go. He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6. He thought about it for some time before responding. 'Just cut it into 4 pieces; I don't think I'm hungry enough to eat 6 pieces.

***Yep, They Walk Among Us, too!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

What The Chucky?

That was one seriously whacked out movie, which reminds me that Jenni has a friend that is so terrified of that doll... I have to find one to send her for her birthday.

or do you think that would be too much?

'night all and God Bless!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Dead Horse

"The Dead Horse"

Young Chuck in Montana bought a horse from a farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day.The next day the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news... the horse died."

Chuck replied, "Well, then just give me my money back."

The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."

Chuck said, "Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse."

The farmer said, "What are you going to do with a dead horse?"

Chuck said, "I'm going to raffle him off."

The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead horse!"

Chuck said, "Sure I can, Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead."

A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, "What happened with that dead horse?"

Chuck said, "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars apiece and made a profit of $998."

The farmer said, "Didn't anyone complain?"

Chuck said, "Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back."

Chuck grew up and now works for the government. He's the one who figured out how this "bail-out" is going to work.


26 Things

Because I cheated my faithful followers yesterday, I thought that I would have a weekend chock-full-of-posts.

Can hardly wait, no doubt.

Anyway, I saw this somewhere, sometime (It was in what you could consider my draft file) but I don't know where. So if I fail to give one of you credit, I apologize:

A - Age: 41
B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: What are chores?
D - Dad's Name: Roger
E- Essential start to your day item: Waking up
F - Favorite actor(s): Richard Dean Anderson/Nathan Fillion
G - Gold or Silver: Gold
H - Height: 5' 10"
I - Instruments you play(ed): Trumpet, mainly, but pretty much any brass instrument
J- Occupation: Lab Manager (Metrologist)
K- Kid(s): Andy, Benjy, Jessie, Katie, Maggie, Danny, TBNL
L - Living arrangements: Wife, six kids, one dog, one cat (just recently lost second dog RIP)
M - Mom's name: Alicemarie
N- Nicknames: None really
O - Overnight hospital stay other than giving birth: when I was born, maybe
P - Pet Peeve: improper use of English words, popping gum, noisy eating/drinking
Q - Quotes you like: I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. – Thomas Jefferson
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. – Benjamin Franklin
R - Right or left handed: Right
S - Siblings: Michael and Jeffrey
T - Time you wake up: When Jenni kicks me out of bed
U- Underwear: Yes
V - Vegetable you dislike: Eggplant
W - Ways you run late: When Jenni falls asleep before successfully kicking me out of bed.
X - X-rays you've had: some – pinky fingers, both of them, different times for different dislocations
Y - Yummy food you make: creative salads
Z - Zodiac: Libra

Your turn.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ah, Technology

It's what does the body, mind and spirit good.


Computer is on the fritz, so this is all I have for you tonight. Hopefully I'll remember the great stories that I was going to share with you, tomorrow. If not, you can always go dancing. 

God Bless!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


You may or may not know that I am very large (man) fan of Walt Disney, movies, shows, cable channel (even though I don't get it), and of course the Happiest Place on Earth, Walt Disney World.
So guess where I will be on May 29?

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

"Better hurry up Russell, or time will heal this wound." (HA!)

Finally Exhibit C:

So, will I see you there? Looks like a great time, let me tell ya!

God Bless!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Zoe Miller April 14, 1997 - March 24, 2009

Zoe had her spleen removed last week, because of several growths that were on it/in it. They were sent out for a biopsy, which confirmed what our Vet suspected, Cancer. Not just any Cancer, but a blood borne Cancer that spreads through the body quickly, and he thought she might get three to six more months.

That was not to be. Zoe laid down and was being pet by Maggie, when she urinated all over the floor and Maggie. She could not get up. When Jenni got home from work, she found Zoe resting in our room, exhausted and not looking good - kind of zoning out a bit. Jenni got her up and she moved a few more feet. She couldn't put any weight on he
r hind legs. Jenni called me in tears, she called her parents, and she got a hold of Dr. Otto. 

I got home and she looked very tired, almost resigned to the fact that the end was near. She did not look uncomfortable at all. Dr. Otto showed up and confirmed our fears. Zoe was dying, and there really was nothing that could be done. She must have had another growth in her heart that burst, and she was bleeding into her heart. She wasn't going to make it through the night. A decision was made to let her go, at home, instead of in some strange location or even just outside - it's raining anyway. Everyone was here, except for Andy, who could not get away from his Religious Ed class. I told him what was about to happen, and he was as shocked as the rest of us that it had come to this, so fast. Yesterday was sucha great day for her, after all.

I came home from work and after the usual welcome homes from the kids, I got a great welcome from Zoe. She tried to climb into my lap, like she used to do when she was lots younger. We had taken her off of the pain pills, because she was doing so well, plus she seemed to be back to normal.

Dr. Otto was very compassionate, as was his daughter. They both knew Zoe very well, and I could tell that it was affecting them both. It was over in less than two minutes, and it looked like Zoe just went to sleep. Rest in Peace sweet pup. We'll miss you.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Chunky Walks Briskly Bringing Weight Change

So this dude that weighs in at a whole lot more than he should decided it was time to lose the chunk. 

Little did he know that his lovely bride was thinking that he should do the same, because she likes to wrap her arms around him, and currently cannot. 

His children are also on the "lose the chunk" bandwagon, because they want him to keep buying them cool stuff. 

They all conspired together, even the 'Chunky Monkey,' to get his act together. Because even though he can be a pain in the butt at times, they still love him and want him to stick around for a lot longer. They don't even need the cool stuff, just their daddy and husband.

This is his story. It will be updated occasionally, with information like what he ate, how far he walked/ran, if he had any Moose Tracks ice cream. In fact, one of his children even volunteered to eat all of the ice cream in the house, to keep his Dad from being tempted. What a good boy.

Anyway, today was day one and he went for a mile and a half, or maybe it was a two mile, walk at a brisk pace. So stay tuned for future updates from Chunky, and maybe he'll even throw his weight in here for those of you charting at home.

God Bless!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Boltin' To The Dark Knight

It's Sunday folks, which of course means, movie review time!

What's that you say, you didn't know that it was movie review time on the blog? Don't worry, neither did I.


A charming little tale about a dog that thinks that he is something that he really isn't, and along the way, he finds out who he really is. Typical Disney, and I loved it. Best of all, my kids love it as well.

The Dark Knight

The reason I can't finish my Bolt review. Wow!

Now, it's bedtime.

** Sorry for the psych job, I'll post real reviews, later.

Friday, March 20, 2009

As My Head Rolls Off My Neck

I need some sleep, so here are a few quizes, just for you and me, and Aunt Martha, Uncle Joe, Grandpa Linus, Grandma Edith, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, etc.

You Communicate Passionately

You speak from the heart. You can't separate your feelings from what you're saying, even in a professional context.

You tend to speak dramatically, with lots of passion and emotion. It's easy for you to get swept up in what you're saying.

You like to connect with people early on so that you can personalize what you are saying to them.

When you converse, you try to find common ground and harmony. Even if you disagree with someone, you try to emphasize where you agree.

Here's another one...

You Are Mind

If you dream it, then you can do it. You are very mentally sharp and strong.

You enjoy challenging yourself both at work and with studies. You love mastering difficult tasks.

You thrive in new environments, even stressful ones. You are able to study everything objectively.

You have a upbeat attitude, and won't be deterred easily. You are open minded and optimistic about the future.

And finally, in honor of the first day of Spring...

You Are Spring Break

You are fun loving and celebratory. You live for good times with friends and strangers.

You like meeting and mingling. You are a social person by nature.

You like to "play hard"... even if you don't work hard.

You are able to let go of your worries and truly enjoy life.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Zoe Has A Lot Less Spleening To Do

Our twelve-year old Golden Retriever no longer has a spleen.

This is a good thing. You see, her spleen had some growths on it, and apparently one had burst; which was the cause of Zoey having a few seizures and getting a bit on the lethargic side. Not good.

One good thing though, is having a friend that is a veterinarian (Now, if I could only meet a dentist). He diagnosed Zoey with the tumor, by taking a few quick x-rays. They showed what appeared to be a huge growth on her spleen. So after some quick counseling, and a check into the bank account, we decided to go for the surgery.

She had it today, and did great! 

Her spleen however... no looky so good. What should have been a relatively smooth surface, looked the the great sand dunes, with one really large dune - the one we saw on the x-ray. Now, I know that you are wanting some pictures, and we have them, but they aren't very pretty. 




Would be coming, but I don't have them just yet. (whew! right?)

I may or may not show them, it depends on how numb my brain is.

Oh and if I get permission from the patient, of course.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I got home just in time to watch LOST tonight, when I was told that I had to go and pick up Benjy's friend. Argh!

Hopefully work will be slow tomorrow (because I have been under a lot of stress, jeez, what did you think?) *cough LOST on ABC.com *cough.

Now, I just have to keep from reading certain articles, and blogs...

Ideas From Anonymous

Wow, talk about your - well I can't really call it divine intervention, but why not? I mean, maybe God wants to know these things. Okay, scratch that He already does, doesn't He.

Anyway, what to my wondering eyes did appear, but several questions in need of some answering. Just think, my brain was numb a few minutes ago, but now it has been shot up with adrenaline, (at least for one or two questions) so let's go:

1) Do you enjoy home improvement projects? You do an often lot of them. Short answer, No. Long answer; no not really. The reason I do a lot of them, is because I kind of need to. Money does not grow on trees. Trust me, I used to think it did as well. Sheesh! Well, at least there is still a Santa Claus, right? Seriously though, there is a part of it that I like, that would be the part where I can look back on my completed projects with a feeling of pride at a job well done. Now, if I could just complete some of these projects.

2) Coke or Pepsi? Fries or chips? Neither, because I'm a total Diet Coke fan addict. No other soda will do, well, except maybe an occasional Dr. Pepper. Are we talking American fries or English chips? Not really the same thing, except that we Americans call them all french fries, right? This question, like all questions, should be answered on several different levels (stall much?) because I am quite the connoisseur of fine foods, such as fries and chips. Of the major fast food joints, I still prefer McDonald's fries over all others. It's the sugar that they are soaked in, no doubt. However the best fries I ever had were actually called chips, from a little fish-n-chips stand in Feltwell England, surprisingly, since I'm not a big fan of fish I actually tried them. Not bad, then when you add some vinegar - yum!

Are Cheez-its considered a chip? If so, then they would be the ones that rock the world of my chip eating. If not, I'll go with Pringles, especially the salt and vinegar kind, I guess that English taste stuck with me, although the Pringles are a little more tart, or is it bitter? Hmm. I think my mind is going numb again.

Okay that's it for tonight. I have to think about what I'm going to say for the next three questions - I had to get the hard ones out of the way first. Plus, maybe I can get Mr/Miss Anonymous to come back for at least one more visit.

Night all!

Monday, March 16, 2009

I Know I Promised, But...

I'm having a hard time thinking straight lately. I think I need to take some time off, but we're getting into a crazy time of year with soccer and softball - for two daughters. Which means the earliest we can take off and go somewhere would be mid-June. Oh wait, then there are various summer camps for the kids. That takes us to July, and well I'm pretty sure that we aren't going anywhere that month, except maybe the hospital. Which means that we won't be travelling for, probably another month, or three. Then it's school time, and birthdays and Christmas. Before you know it, I'll be taking the last two weeks of the year off, because I never found any other time to take it.

Maybe I'll just call in sick.

*This has been stream-of-consciousness theater*

Sunday, March 15, 2009

How To Have Fun With Teens (in 22 words)

Go shopping with your significant other, purchase bookshelves, give to teen to put together. Sit back, relax and giggle. Thank you IKEA!

** Weekend is over, back to "normal" tomorrow. Maybe.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saturday In A Nutshell

Finishing off the basement project, phase three, makes Roger tired and short winded, so this will do, it is the weekend anyway.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Answers Keep Coming (whether you want them, or not)

Because I promised some answers, yesterday, I must keep it, right? Plus a couple of cell phone pictures of the blinding sun just isn't as exciting as I thought it would be.

1. What did you want to be as a child "when you grow up?" What is your dream job now? When I grow up, I'll let you know. I wanted to be an astronaut at one time, and then I also thought being an adventurer that saw the world, I also imagined that being some rich girl's "boy toy" would be fun, then there was the job of king (a good king, not one of them evil kings), and a great basketball player. So what do all these things have in common - why being a writer of course! Because they were all in my imagination. Corny, but true. Of course, I have never really put forth the proper amount of effort towards it, so I wonder if it would be my dream job, probably. Or maybe Supreme Court Justice, same thing right?

2. I'm itching for summer, so what is your favorite summertime activity? Going to Disney World, then again, that's also my favorite winter, spring and fall activities. Truth be told, summer is my least favorite time of the year, but if I had to choose one thing it would be... reading a book during a tornado warning, on the deck, while marveling at how quiet it gets right before the funnel cloud forms, and the antagonist of the story had just set up a trap for the protagonist and it looks like a doozy. Yeah, that's it.
3. And here's a deeper question for ya...Your family is one of the most faith-filled family I have ever known, what do you do to keep your faith so strong? I follow Jenni's lead. She's the saint that is working on getting me into heaven. Let's see, we also go to church every Sunday, and sit up front (not sure if that helps or not, but I think that they might behave better, plus they are always available), we pray before all our meals and before bedtime. Then Jenni does a lot more with them, from religious education to adoration, she really is a saint. We make believing in God a good thing, not some sort of social disease that a lot of people try to make it. But most of all, it's Jenni.

4. Last question, if you could visit your favorite S&BIL, where would you go? MN? Ooh, sneaky. However, since I grew up in Colorado, and I think you know how much I love visiting the state. But I can't say that Ben and Dana are my favorite S&BIL, because that would be wrong (and I don't know if they read the blog or not). I also enjoy me some Minnesota visiting, however I can't say that Geoff & Jenni are my favorite S&BIL, because that too, would be wrong. So, if I were to visit with my favorite S&BIL, I would go to DISNEY WORLD!!  

Let's Go!!

Driving Into the Fire

Okay,maybe it's not THAT extreme! Here are a couple shots I took while driving into work this morning, with both hands on the wheel and my eyes on the road. Well, at least one of each. I mean look at the safe distance between me and the guy in front of me, and the yellow line on my left. See, I'm a good driver.

Your eyes aren't deceiving you either, the pictures aren't in order ~ Blogger won't let me change them.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

More Answers

Because the demand I have some more answers for you! Thanks to Colleen over at Mommy Always Wins, you will soon find out the following:

Did you & (or) your wife ever think you'd have seven kids? Roger's answer: I always wanted to have six children, all girls. I even had them named: Samantha, Tabitha, Jessica, Rebecca, Veronica and Jennifer. One out of six ain't too bad as we do have a Jessica, and thought about naming one of our daughters Rebecca. Jenni put the nix completely on Samantha and Tabitha, saying something about "Bewitched." Veronica was never a big favorite of hers either, and we couldn't very well have a Jennifer Jr. - too weird.

But seven? Nope, can't honestly say that I ever thought that we would have that many kids, because Jenni was strictly a four blessings and under kind of girl.

Actually, we both agreed to being open to whatever blessings that God decided that we could handle, and we are thankful for every single one. Of course, Jenni has mentioned that she thinks this future child might just be our last blessing. There is always that saying that goes something like this "Wanna make God laugh, tell Him your plans."

Plus, we only have three girls.

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones

*More tomorrow; answers for my Sister In-Law.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

22 Words, Again!

Because my brain is mush, I have to resort to cheap parlor tricks like writing a blog post in twenty two words.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Best Pig Commercial EVER!!

I had never seen this before, but I am so glad that I did, because now I can share it with you all. :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Something To Smile About

Seeing the kids all huddled around the computer, bonding, laughing and enjoying each other's company, while watching Hannah Montana, yes the boys were there as well. - I wish I had my camera!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Answer Time

Okay, it's been a long and productive Sunday, which means I have nothing. Lucky for me, I ask for some questions to help me along.
Thanks Jeff!
1) Do you live/work right in Chicago? If not, how far away are you? We do not live nor work within the city of Chicago (too crowded, too expensive, too taxed). We live in a small town (about 25,000) called Batavia, that is about 40 miles due west of Chicago. It's a nice little town that has grown quite a bit since we moved here, about 15 years ago. Makes me want to move further west, where you get more house for your money, but the job is in Carol Stream, which is roughly twelve miles east of us, and a twenty minute commute. So unless I no longer need my current job, we probably will be staying put for a while. Which is why we are working on updating the house, well that and the fact that we have number seven on the way.
2) How bad has the parking violations and towing gotten since it was privatized in Chicago? Can people waiting behind you at a red light in downtown Chicago wait more than 5 milliseconds before honking the horn after it turns green? Thankfully I do not need to park in Chicago, we always take the train, it's so much easier, and cheaper. For example, I can park at the Forest Park train station for $3 and that's for 15 hours, then I can ride the train anywhere, on any line for less than $3. As opposed to driving down to, let's say Wrigley Field, and trying to find a parking spot for less than $25. Which would you choose? Granted the public transportation way takes a little longer, but I prefer going to Cubs games that way. Plus, even a parking meter costs you $3.50 for, I think, two hours and you can only use quarters, so imagine lugging all that change around, just to park. No thank you.
As for the horn honking, I don't even think the cabs wait that long. We like to occasionally walk along Michigan Avenue (okay we've only done it a handful of times), and you always hear a horn being honked. It goes so well with the Christmas decorations, and holiday spirit, don't you think?
3) Have you seen that commercial where the guy gets on a plane in Mpls and flies to Chicago to get his pregnant wife a pizza for lunch? Is that a true story? I haven't seen it, but I'm sure that it's true, after all it is on television and they wouldn't try to mislead us, right? Although I could see someone trying it, it's only a 55 minute flight I think, but don't forget to add two hours on both sides for security. Then there is the ordering, and do you have it delivered or do you do a pick up? I mean if the husband left by 6AM, he might have it back in time for lunch, I guess.
See how much fun that was? I mean I had absolutely nothing tonight, and Jeff saved me. Thanks again Jeff. Hope you don't mind my combining the questions, they seemed to naturally go together.
Now, if you want to have some fun, like Jeff did, send me your questions.

Look, we play the Star Spangled Banner before every game. You want us to pay income taxes, too? - Bill Veeck, Chicago White Sox

Let's play two - Ernie Banks, Chicago Cubs

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Angles, Stain, Basketball and Rain

It's Saturday, so it must mean that your lovable little Roger is going to talk about all the projects he worked on today, right?


Yay, it's always fun to talk about projects Roger. What did you do today?

Well kids, today Roger worked on trying not to bang his head over the fact that he has no clue how to use a miter saw - in fact, he's not even sure if that is the correct terminology. (You know I prefer to work on reading and writing, right?) Anyway, I didn't bang my head on anything, nor did I cut off any fingers - can't imagine what my hunt-n-peck typing would be like without one of my chubby little stubs. Needless to say, cutting molding into proper angles so that they fit and look nice, is not my forte.

Maybe I should work on patience this Lenten season.

Oh, I almost forgot. I had to rebuild one of the walls for Jessie's room, apparently I took a shortcut that I shouldn't have, which made the wall a little unstable when my neighbor leaned against it. At least we hadn't painted it yet. So the wall is now much sturdier, although not nearly as sturdy as it would be if I used regular studs, instead of the ones that came with the kit.

I think the idea came to me as I was typing that last sentence as well. Forget about it. I am not tearing down that wall again just to replace the studs from the kit with regular studs. No. I. Am. Not. By the way, that was not a stereotypical sitcom no either. Just so you know.

So, with the wall secured I could finally work on finishing up the doorway and went out and bought my 1x6, and some stain. Oh, and some mouse traps, pesky little creatures have decided to move in, just because my house is warmer than outside, such logic. Anyway, my cat loves to play with them, Jenni does not. Back to the stain, I must say that I found a pretty good match for the rest of the woodwork in the room, and I also found some pre-cut frames for her doorway. Cool, too bad that they can't do that for the rest of the room.

If you go here, I believe that you can join my group for some college basketball March Madness fun. So come on down, it won't cost you a penny, and it can be a lot of fun. Especially if your teams win. So what are you waiting for. Go. Now. Please.

The best part about rain? You don't have to shovel it. :)

God Bless and good night!

"If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day." ~~ Alex Noble

Friday, March 6, 2009

Look Who's Three!!

A pictorial, well, with some words. I can't help myself.

Your first picture...
Welcome to the world! Don't worry, those tubes will be gone soon enough.

Basking in the Sun...Hello handsome!Look at those cheeks!Happy Halloween!
Just a pinch will do. :)
It's a Small World (your favorite that trip)
I think that you were pleased with your dinner at Le Cellier in Canada (EPCOT)
Happy Birthday USA!!
Zoo day!
Still have those adorable cheeks.
Relaxing at the Zoo.
Best friends at Disney last year.
You and Mommy!

Happy Birthday Danny! I love you very much, and look forward to many years of fun with you and watching you grow.
All my love,