Wednesday, November 29, 2006
This guy, this politician, this guy, and this new member are among them. The list goes on and on.
The greatest is this guy who not only claims "highest honors in International Business Management from University of Wexford, Zurich, Switzerland" which is a fraudulent degree, but he is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA.
Now that's irony.
Last night I attended our HOA's monthly board meeting to find out some details. There were some real characters in attendance. Here are some highlights:
"What's your supervisor's name? Does he speak English?"
"Are you going to gouge us with this assessment right when we're paying Christmas bills?!"
"Shut up, Mona."
"Everyone should dig up their patios! I found this diamond necklace buried in mine. I warshed it up and it looks real nice."
"Can't we just get rid of all the grass and put in rocks and cactus?"
"Shut up, Betty."
"If we wanted to do it ourselves, we'd buy a house!"
The best moment came when one particularly outspoken woman yelled, "If I can't complain here, who can I complain to?!" and one of the board members responded, "Maybe a therapist?"
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
This picture was taken in Calgary, Canada, by a girl whose blog I read. This is one grate I wouldn't mind walking on. I think they should all be like this. And so, I will now be sending a petition around to all of you that we will forward on to the President's office. That should get results.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
This is yet another reason we feed her naked whenever possible. You try feeding someone seated in this position.
Yesterday Col and I went to pick up my dad's SUV to deliver a couple of paintings. It wasn't there, for it had been stolen. We called the police to report it and they asked me about all of this. Layer #1 we had covered. We did all of that right. Layer #2 not so much. Layers #3 and #4, not at all. And to top it all off, we only had liability insurance which of course doesn't cover theft.
The girl at the police station pretty much said "Yeah, it's probably in Mexico by now. You better find yourself a new car." Thanks for the encouragement.
So the next time any of you head to Rocky Point, if you see a white Chevy Blazer with Idaho plates rolling around, let me know.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Right back to where we started.
Imagine my shock when the minute the very loud previews started, she zonked right out. She then slept through the entire movie (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest). Good thing, too. I don't think she'd have liked that Cracken fellow.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
pelted with BBs
a dislocated jaw
and THEN spend $600... by all means, knock yourself out.
Or you could save yourself the hospital bills and spend $15,000 to buy one on e-bay. Even better, you can get John Edwards to use his connections to get one for you.
So... I thought $15,000 was a lot until someone spent $44,000 for one. I'm in shock. You can buy a summer home in Idaho for that.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
And everything she says about it is true.
Looks like I can only link to her myspace page, and not the actual post, so I will also post what she said about it here. You can read it on her blog of Thursday, Oct. 19.
"In other news… a new prop appeared on my desk the other day and it is REALLY AWESOME! What is it? The PaperPro One Finger stapler. You can staple a stack of up to 15 papers with just one finger! Now, I'm kind of a stapler snob. Having been a real secretary for many years I've done my share of stapling. There is nothing more frustrating than having a stapler jam when you are in the middle of a big collating project. I only like Swingline metal desk staplers. I HATE plastic staplers. I also hate hand-held staplers. So when I saw this little PaperPro number on my desk I was skeptical. I thought, "Whoa! I don't do plastic. I want my big fellow back." (That's what she said.) I think it was Brian who got me to try it. We spent 20 minutes stapling various stacks of paper. That may not seem like very long but try staying entertained for 20 minutes using the stapler on your desk. It's not easy. Anyway, this little number makes stapling fun. All hail the PaperPro!"
Well said, Pam. It will actually staple through 30 sheets if you use 2 fingers. It's fabulous.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Merry Christmas! It's November 14.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
When I uploaded this picture, they said I look like these celebrities:
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Be careful which photo you choose, though, or you may have the fun experience I had. When I uploaded this photo, they told me I look like these celebrities:
Chester A. Arthur
I think they threw Chester A. Arthur in there JUST to hurt my feelings.
It's not working. Someone is still snatching it, either under the cover of darkness when the papers are still outside before the building is unlocked, or in broad daylight after they are brought inside. The management company refuses to deliver them to our actual front door, or to install any high security night vision infrared security cameras. (I don't know why - I thought it was a great idea.)
So I may have to take matters into my own hands. Maybe I'll watch this movie tonight.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Now, clearly the POoSA appreciate any monetary donations. My question: Do they take it into consideration when they pull someone over and then notice this sticker on their back window? I guess we'll find out. This is the sticker on my car:
It will probably be removed as soon as Col drives it. He doesn't believe in sticking things to your car. Or in taking credit for something you didn't actually do. I really just put the sticker on so I could blog about it. Is that obsessive that sometimes I do things just so I can write about it on my blog?
Friday, November 10, 2006
As I was forming it I began to realize it was looking somewhat like the Willow Creek figurines, only not very accurate and much less well-formed. Regardless, if anyone wants this to be the Mary & baby Jesus of their Nativity scene, I would have no problem with that.
I wish I had a picture of the man-eating alligator David sculpted. Alas.
"I will put them on your desk - distribute any way you want to - drawing, your favorite, etc."
A friend here at work said she would like them, so it was pretty cut and dry what I'd do. However, I then discovered that an email had been sent to all employees telling them to let me know if they're interested in the tickets. I have since received about 20 emails, one of which is from another good friend here at the office.
What to do, what to do....
The way I see it, I have 3 choices:
1. Use them myself
2. Have a drawing
3. Have an auction and give them to the highest bidder
*You really don't have reason to worry about my eternal salvation - #1 is a joke and #3 is at least 75% in jest
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
This morning a friend here at work told me she went to see it last night. Her review: it is by far the worst, most crude, most disgusting, and most immoral film she has ever seen. It is incredibly derogatory and disrespectful of all things American. She has never felt more uncomfortable at a movie. She said a large part of the audience walked out after 20 minutes, and that was before it got really bad.
I had thought Col and I would wait until we could see it edited on our Clearplay. She said if they try to edit it, it will end up being 2 minutes long.
If I hadn't already been convinced, this would've done the trick.
Needless to say, I'm suggesting you don't go see it.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I give credit to 2 people. First, Col - for playing chess with me in Mexico, and providing me with the experience necessary to realize this dream. Second, Troy, for his hours of dedicated tutelage and studied patience. I guess I should also recognize and thank the chess game on Troy's Blackberry (may it rest in peace) for the hours of training it provided.
Monday, November 06, 2006
"I swear I know you from somewhere. How do I know you?"
He looked at her a moment, and then answered:
"I'm Charles Barkley."
Today I realized that not everyone in Arizona is as inundated with this campaign as I am. Not everyone has seen Jon Kyl's name all about town. Some Arizonans may not have ever heard the name at all. This is the bill we received from the courier:
Ah, sweet ignorance.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
The many generations of Idaho children that follow me will have no such luck. They will still have to wake up while it's still dark to go work in the garden, but they will not have The Price is Right to look forward to. At least not The Price is Right that I knew. Bob Barker is throwing in the proverbial towel.
Not long ago, Col and I were actually wondering about the future of The Price is Right - would Bob be the host clear up until he died? If he retired, would the show end or would someone replace him?
This little Top Ten Things We'll Miss About Bob is a good little tribute.
From all of us Idaho bean snappers: We'll miss ya, Bob.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Though it does fizz quite a bit, it doesn't have the same effect as dropping a mint Mentos into a bottle of Coca Cola. However, I will tell you that if you drop an Airborne tablet into a nearly empty bottle of water and then replace the cap while it dissolves, when you open it, it will pop really loud and scare the crap out of me. I mean you. Hypothetically.