Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Past Halloweens

2007 - Back View

2008 - Front View

This is me and my Mom in 2007, but it's actually my costume from 2006. When I get the scanner working, I want to post it again because Willie was a tourist Grandpa and we rocked! We even won the neighborhood award, which is a hugely coveted and very competitive contest. By the way, "me and my Mom" is proper grammar, even though it doesn't sound like it. If you are a regular reader, you know I am a freak about good grammar.


Garth & Wayne 2006
I almost didn't post this one because of my double chin, but what the heck...I have no shame!

She's back...


I promised my sister I would blog about our night out on the town during my visit to Phoenix so check back tomorrow evening and I'll try to have the pix downloaded and everything ready. Meanwhile, I thought this cartoon was pretty funny, especially in light of the fact that last year, I dressed up as a large bag of trash (Willie was the garbage man), the year prior, I was Garth (Willie was Wayne - Wayne's World, get it?) and the year before that, I was a tourist Grandma....not very bimbo-ish, huh? If I can ever get my scanner working, I need to post those pix. Oh wait, I think I have a digital copy of the garbage costume. I'll check on that later this evening.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Priorities

I like blogging. I really like blogging. In fact, I like blogging so much that I occasionally, well actually I often read blogs and write my own blog when I should be doing other stuff, important stuff like taking care of my family. So, I am imposing a temporary moratorium on all blogging activity. I don't know how long I'll be gone, as long as it takes to get my priorities back in order, I guess.

I really stink at managing my time. Anybody want to share their tips for success?

On a lighter note, if you look closely, you'll notice that in the picture above, the closed sign is posted on a Taco Bell menu. How appropriate is that for me?!!


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Exploding Twinkie

Ever wonder what would happen if you stuck a firecracker in a Twinkie? Adam and I came up with this idea a couple weeks ago, but have been unable to enlist Willie in our twisted plot. So, last night while he was gone, we recruited a young neighbor to help us with this explosive experiment (with his parents' permission, of course).



Pre-explosion



video


Post-explosion




video


One more time....let's finish this thing!




It wasn't pretty, but it was fun!



While I was working on this post, Olivia Newton-John appeared on the Early Show and it got me reminiscing about one of my all-time favorite singers, thus the Olivia Newton-John tunes you are being treated to if the volume on your computer isn't turned down.

Friday, October 3, 2008

International Walk to School Day (Are you kidding me?)


This morning on the way to school (driving by the way, because we live almost 2 miles away)...

Me: "Boys, next Wednesday is Walk to School Day, but I have to work so we won't be able to participate."

Boys: "OK."

A few seconds pass...

Jacob: "Can't you walk to school whenever you want?"

Me: "Yes."

Jacob: "Then why do they have a special day for it?"

Me: "To make the Mommies who can't do it feel guilty."





GUILT and parenting go hand in hand. I like guilt. It's something I'm good at.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

We've Got a Winner...or Two...or Three!


Two really cool things just happened. First, tonight I decided that I was going to choose 3 WINNERS and give away all three books. But in order to do so, if the random number generator chose three winners who picked the same book, I would have to take the first one it picked and try again until it picked a person who wanted a different book and so on and so forth. Did that make any sense at all or was it as clear as mud? Doesn't really matter, the point is that there are 3 WINNERS!!!
Here are the first three numbers chosen by the RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR:

Here are your random numbers: 5

Timestamp: 2008-10-02 03:39:55 UTC


Here are your random numbers:2

Timestamp: 2008-10-02 03:43:16 UTC


Here are your random numbers:1

Timestamp: 2008-10-02 03:43:38 UTC


The 5th comment was left by Shellie who wanted, "Before You Know Kindness".

The 2nd comment was left by Jen S. who wanted, "The Kite Runner". She also won my last contest, the lucky dog! I swear the contests aren't rigged. If they were, my sister would be a winner.

And last but not least, the 1st comment, yes it REALLY picked #1, much to my surprise and hers, was left by Megan who wanted, "Letters From a Skeptic".

I thought it might get complicated trying to give away three books when several people wanted the same ones, but the stars were aligned in my favor tonight. Good thing too because I'm TIRED! Megan and Shellie, I'll need your addresses. Email me at kcaimee (at) gmail (dot) com. Jen, I'm good with yours and by the way, mark your calendar for Saturday, 10/25, because I'll be in town and we're going to get crazy that night!

Hey look, I just finished a whole post and never once mentioned deceased pets...oh wait, I just did. Oops! Maybe next time.