Saturday, March 31, 2007

Bad + Bad = Bad

I have heard Ace of Base and New Kids on the Block, all within the past 24 hours.

I think my brain is going to explode.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


I remember being so excited about my 6th birthday. I had asked for a Sesame Street Honker horn for my bike, and was quite the happy 6-year-old when I opened the package. It was green and blue, with pink horns. And when you squeezed the nose, it (obviously) honked!

We went on a birthday family bike ride that afternoon to the lake-park (I'm sure it had a real name, but that's how I remember it. Basically a park with a lake, and a trail you could ride around. Heaven for a young 'un like me!)

I was so proud of my new honker. It looked really cute on my blue-banana-seat bike handles. About 10 minutes into the ride, I was honk-honking along, and my tires went off the paved path just a bit. When I tried to get back on, my tire didn't agree, and I, well, crashed. Fell over. And broke my honker. To pieces.


It still hurts.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

End of Our Weekend

Time sitting in plane on tarmac in Amarillo after being diverted due to weather: 1 1/2 hours
Amount spent on rental car after flight was cancelled: $80
Time spent waiting for luggage: 45 minutes
Time spent waiting in line to fill out lost luggage report: 30 minutes
Amount spent on dinner in Amarillo, seeing as it was 11:30 pm, and we hadn't eaten since lunch: $22, plus tip
Amount spent on refilling rental car before returning it: $12.78
Time spent waiting for luggage to be delivered to house the next day: 10 hours

Sleeping in my own bed, even if it wasn't until 4:00 am: priceless

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Later, Gator

Out of town. Avoiding computer. Later.


Wednesday, March 21, 2007


I don't just have a Ragdoll, I have a Ragdoll Retriever.

I'm not kidding. Maggie will bring her toy to me, put it in my hand and then sit there looking at me, saying "Hello! I'm waiting, mom!" I'll throw the toy across the room, she'll run like crazy to get it, then bring it right back to me, put it in my hand and wait for me to toss it again. She'll do this until one or both of us gets tired (usually she outplays me. Hey, she's younger and has more stamina, what can I say...)

It's just crazy, man. And makes for quite a good 'ol time playin' fetch!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Crazy Jack-you-know-whats

Here's a fun little fact I heard on the news this morning...

"More people die annually by donkeys than do in airplane crashes."

I tell you, you gotta watch out for those donkeys. They're sneaky little suckers.

Friday, March 16, 2007

I Nearly Swooned (but I didn't)

When we bought our house, it came with dry erase board walls in our laundry room. Cool, huh? Well, just last week I took advantage of them and wrote mushy little love notes to the husband.

For instance:

"I love you, turkey!" (inside joke)

"Jonathan + Melissa = luv"

"Jonathan and Melissa, sittin' in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g. First came love, then came marriage, and heaven forbid that next comes baby in the baby carriage!"

Sweet, right? Well, a few evenings later, I see the husband in the laundry room, writing on the walls (and for a long time!) I smiled really big, wondering what lovey-dovey things he's dreamed up...So I walk in there, and, well, yeah. He sure had written down the chemical formula for energy.

I must have had a weird look on my face because he looked at me, looked at the wall, back at me, and quickly wrote down "I love you, too!"

What a romantic. Sheesh.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Favorite Things

I went by Starbucks this morning, and the manager was saying how her whole weekend was so exciting because her little baby learned how to turn over.

My first thought was, dang, I had a blast sitting on the couch watching tv at one in the morning, eating cookies and drinking beer.

I think she and I are at different points in our lives.

Friday, March 09, 2007


Observation: Men with little heads do not need to drive big trucks. It makes them look littler.

And the trees are blooming!

What a Friday

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Never, Ever, No Way

Walmart = Melissa will never, ever, no way have kids.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

UCLA STUDY (very interesting and short)

I found this online and thought that it was very interesting and wanted to share.

A study conducted by UCLA's Department of Psychiatry has revealed that the kind of face a woman finds attractive on a man can differ depending on where she is in her menstrual cycle.

For example: If she is ovulating, she is attracted to men with rugged and masculine features.

However, if she is menstruating, or menopausal, she tends to be more attracted to a man with duct tape over his mouth and a spear lodged in his chest while he is on fire.

No further studies are expected.