Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Here is my little spitfire, Annabelle Clementine...

This is how I feel some days...

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Oh, The Joys of Last-Minute-Late-Night-Weekend-Travel

The plan was for us to drive home from Fredericksburg late last night, and for me to sleep the whole way (as I had to be at work this morning at 8 am.) So much for our crazy plans, man.

We encountered the worst lightening/torrential downpour of a storm we have ever seen. I have never been around such awful lightening, and you couldn't even see three feet in front of the car because of the rain. It was like having a strobe light in the car with us - rather disorienting. And I've driven in some bad weather, believe you me.

So. No sleep in the car. And as tired as I was, no sleep when my head hit the pillow. Hello, 3:45 am. How nice to see you (again.)


Friday, May 26, 2006

Question of the Day

Could lack of sleep be considered a medical condition?
Then can I go home?

Thursday, May 25, 2006


Will someone please take out my stomach, fix it, and then put it back in, good as new?
One request, though - can I have some of those heavy narcotics they give you first?

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The New Texas Slogan

Buckle your truck.

Does this mean if I don't drive a truck, I don't have to buckle up?

Just because it rhymes, doesn't mean you have to use it as a state slogan.

Friday, May 19, 2006


They say it's supposed to be 101 degrees today. WTF, mate?

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Monday, May 15, 2006

A New Addition

I got a 6-week old kitten on Friday (thanks, Daily Kitten, for the peer pressure!)
Her name is Anabelle Clementine Dalzell, orange and fuzzy and LOUD! If I leave her alone in the room, she starts meowing like a siren, louder and louder, and won't stop until she finds me or I go get her. Kind of annoying, but pretty cute. I think she's a keeper.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Who Wants a Jelly Bean!

I came to work today to find a WHOLE BAG of Jelly Belly jelly beans in my mailbox! What a treaty!

Monday, May 08, 2006

This Little Piggy...

Today is National No Sock Day.

So free those little tootsies!
A breath of fresh air will do 'em good.

One of my favorite quotes, in honor of this blessed holiday:

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Bad Melissa!

I feel awful - I haven't posted since Monday! So here's a big long post for ya':



Monday, May 01, 2006

Simple Life Lessons

Alright, everyone, let's get started. Today we're going to review those tricky little Common Courtesy phrases "some people" seemed to have forgotten.

Ready? Repeat after me:

"Good morning to you, too."

"See you after lunch."

"Thank you."

"I'm sorry - I was wrong."

"You have a good weekend as well."

And the most basic of all:



And there, folks, is our Common Courtesy lesson of the day.