Saturday, May 02, 2009

REMINDER !!! New Blog Link !!

Today's the day ! Happy 3 year anniversary to me blogging.

A little later this afternoon/evening the new blog will be on-line. PLEASE change your bookmark to this address so you don't miss out. No more new posts here, ever !

See ya over there.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Attention avid readers, stalkers, family and friends.....

So clearly, I haven't been blogging. What have I been doing ? A lot really.

Since vacation in February, I have been fishing several times, gone to Mega Con in Orlando, been to IKEA and the MOSI museum. I've been side-swiped by a 76-year-old man who took my driver's side mirror with him when he drove off. I've worked some Saturdays and had long weekends that followed.

But, I haven't blogged.

I think I am bored with THIS blog. It has served its purpose, Blogger was a good choice at the time. But, the templates and formatting are limited and I feel like it hasn't and maybe can't evolve.

So, for the 3rd anniversary of my blog....which will be May 2nd, there will be a re-vamp. So, what does this mean for you, dear reader. Well, it means you need to change your bookmark for this blog and if I were you, I would do it now.

The new blog [and permanent] blog address for me will be :

Catchy, huh ?

Go ahead, try it now.


You come right here. Right where you were. BUT, when the new blog, goes live May 2nd, this same link will send you there. And, in the future, when I go all blog crazy again, and change, you won't even notice because this new link will ALWAYS go where I am.

Neat, huh ?

Well, that's it. New blog, May 2nd .... update your bookmarks, your delicious, whatever it is you use....and stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Blog Update

Long time no talk....well, no write. I'm still here. I am leaving Friday to go to Texas for a little vacation. When I get back, I will get this thing back on track.

I did do a little re-decorating today.

See you then.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It was [THIS] big !!

Ha. I suppose a fishing update is in order. First of all, as Joey and I have learned, all the real fisherman use a really cool fishing cart. So, of course, after eyeballing the competition for the best fishing cart - we managed to put together this little beauty :

It can hold up to 10 fishing poles and/or nets and quite easily carries our cooler, our bait bucket, our chairs to sit on [when we sit], our tackle box and pretty much anything else we want to bring with us. It has pneumatic tires, which make it roll with ease from the truck to the fishing pier.

Last weekend was our first to roll out the new cart, and we got several admiring stares on our way down the pier and even one or two comments. Of course, Joey and I were just laughing because trust me when I say - the elaborateness of our cart, in no way reflects our fishing abilities - we're just there to have fun.

So, what do we catch, you ask ? Well, I have prepared a little picture-rama for your review.

These are listed in no particular order but I would say we mainly catch the mangrove snapper and the gag grouper. This last weekend, we caught almost all sheepshead, although we were on a new pier. And, Joey caught one random Spanish mackerel one weekend. We never keep anything. We know we have caught some mangrove snappers and sheepshead that were keepers but at this point we have just been tossing everything back.

We did buy a stringer line this last weekend so the next time we go, we are going to try and keep some sheepshead. We hear they are really good to eat so we decided we wanted to check it out. I'll keep you posted.

So, that's it - my fishing update. Come on down to Florida and you can fish with us. We see dolphins almost every weekend and we've even seen a manatee once when fishing. It's fun.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Tag

I've been tagged ! No one ever tags me. Thank you Season !
  1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper
  2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial
  3. When do you put up the tree? Usually Thanksgiving weekend, this year we were a little late
  4. When do you take the tree down? The weekend after New Year’s
  5. Do you like eggnog? Yes, but it’s not really in my menu plan these days
  6. Favorite gift received as a child? Canopy bed
  7. Hardest person to buy for? Dad
  8. Easiest person to buy for? Mason and Morgan
  9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, but it’s not up this year.
  10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail
  11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I really can’t think of anything.
  12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Year Without a Santa Claus, because I love the Snow Miser and the Heat Miser

  13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually not until November, unless I just see something specific before then
  14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? I don’t think so, I think if I got something I didn’t like or need, I might have given it to someone but not as if it was from me.
  15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Lemon Bars, but I don’t think those are on my menu this year either.
  16. Lights on the tree? Multi-colored all the way
  17. Favorite Christmas song? Silent Night
  18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? This year, staying at home. Usually travel to my sister’s.
  19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Of course.
  20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Nothing this year because our tree is in a place where we can’t fit anything on the top, but I prefer an Angel.
  21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? We used to open one present from our grandparents on Christmas Eve, but now it is just everything on Christmas morning
  22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Parking lots
  23. Favorite ornament theme or color? ABSOLUTELY NO BLUE !!! Blue is not a color of Christmas. Otherwise, I say anything goes.
  24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Turkey/Ham and the fixin’s
  25. What do you want for Christmas? A bedazzler [you know it’s true] and a few other little things, nothing big.
Okay - so now I tag : Mandy, Courtney and JoLynn - either update your own blog with these questions and answers or add them to the comments of this post.
And anyone else that wants to answer, please do !!
Merry Christmas !!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Creative Genius

Yay ! I'm back. And, let's get back on track with something fun that my friend Wendy in the UK emailed me yesterday......

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are this year's winners. Read them carefully. Each is an artificial word with only one letter altered to form a real word. Some are terrifically innovative:

Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating the bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's, like, a serious bummer.

Glibido: All talk and no action.

Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

Ha...more updates tomorrow.

Sunday, December 07, 2008


Monday, December 01, 2008

Don't fret.....

....I am still here and I have a Disney camping update coming [trying to get some pics downloaded first], a Thanksgiving update, a fishing update, etc. I'm just busy with after Thanksgiving stuff and work, so stay tuned....more in the next day or two.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Spontaneous Me

You might have noticed a couple of weeks ago I added a little section in the top right of my blog called 'Spontaneous Me'. Basically this is a feed from my Twitter page. What is Twitter, you ask ?? Well, it is kinda like a blog but it was intended for short spontaneous updates from your life as they happen; maybe one or two sentences, at most. You can also text your updates from your phone.

So, the reason I am bringing this up is because I am going camping to Disney World with mom and dad this weekend - we leave on Friday morning. I may or may not take my laptop with me, but regardless I will be able to update my twitter from my cell phone. My blog will resume on Monday, November 24th but from now until then you can still see what I am up to by looking in the upper right corner of my blog under Spontaneous Me.

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to Disney I go.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday, Morgan !!!

It's hard to believe that my little Morggie is 10 years old today - but she is. I am missing my sister and her family very much while I am living in Florida and it is especially hard to be away for birthdays and other events.

Morgan, I hope you have a perfect day and enjoy all your gifts !!!

Here are some fun pics of Morgan thru the years :

[Morgan - 2 years old / Mason - 4 years old]

[Morgan - 4 years old]

[Morgan - 7 years old]

[Morgan - 9 years old]