I quit smoking on March 22, 2011 with Electronic Cigarettes

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Got an enemy? and lots of useless info

before I start.
WIll you PLEASE take the time to vote for our field? PLEASE. its awful. the bathrooms are nasty, the field is a hazard (if you slid into 2nd base just right, you can take it with you half way to 3rd and the mound has a hole big enough to break a horses leg if they step down wrong.) plus a thousand other things. so please vote.


Okay, do you have someone that you want to drive stark raving mad? I mean to the point of them finding a cliff to throw themselves off of?
I have a solution. And no, it doesnt involve a gun. Unless they are a collector and have been able to stock up on amunition, then you might want to rethink your plan...

Follow these instructions to the letter:*

Go to their house, open their dishwasher, now, there are 8 screws that hold the cover on the door on the inside. Take those out. You can keep them or hide them, they will never use them again. Matter of fact, throw them all over the living room carpet. This way they might step on them, and wonder where they came from while rubbing the now oozing wound in their foot, or it will scare the crap out of them when they are minding their own buisiness vaccuming one day.

Pull the two sections apart and pull out the mechanism that locks it in place.

Dont hide the mechanism, set it right there, on the counter. Leave them a note that says "I was thinking of you" and leave.

If you are brave and have no fear for your life being ended in a hail of gunfire or being beaten to death by a small latching mechanism and possibly stabbed by the screwdriver they will inevitably use trying to get it back in there, you can even sign the note, or call them later and ask how things are going.

I promise you they cant get this sucker back in here. you can get it back in the door, but not in the cover. OR you can get it back in the cover, but not the door. I know, I tried for over an hour. this is the most irritating peice of pretend metal I have ever had the misfortune to come in contact with in all my 33 years.

And dont even ask what I was looking for when I got in there. I guess a big blinking light that said "I am a bad part, please replace me" There was no burned wires, no fuses broken, no various blinking lights. Just wires all going in differnt directions.

OH and when I got in there, I had to get like 7 gallons of water out of the bottom. nasty stinky water. I think I also need to clean out the trap.

this is not an easy task.

SO, after I tore apart the door, I decided to get on the phone with my dad, who unfortunatly when asked if he knows anything about dishwashers said "just that I divorce them", but we decided my best course of action was to trouble shoot it on the net..

We think it might be a froze up motor. I thought it might be a module in the dial, at first, which is why I tore into the dishwasher front, but since there were no blinking lights and the trouble shooting FAQ's said no, we deduced it wasnt.

I am currently awaiting my dremel to charge up, so I can cut a metal band that is holding this sucker in place. They put this metal band on there, so it wouldnt shift during moving. UNFORTUNATLY they did it when it wasnt accessable AFTER the fact. I cant get to the screw head. not that its a normal screw head. its one of those octagon things that was invented just to send someone that is very close to the edge, smooth over it. I have beat it, and tried to pry it, and hammered on it. I have jerked and pulled and pushed, cussed and hollered.

But its staying put reguardless of what I do.

Oh and speaking of screwdrivers.. I told y'all about how I sent Hoover in one day to get me a phillips screwdriver. He came back out about 20 minutes later. By then I was highly upset. my screwdrivers hang on the wall in the laundry room, they are EASY to find. PLUS I told him where to go.

"Mom, I looked and looked, all I could find was this one that said "stanley" will it work?"

I have to admit, I laughed till I cried. So, thats what we call phillips screwdrivers in my house now. "Stanleys"

anyway, If I get in there after I grind the thing off, and can fix it I will update you.
But I will leave you with these 'surveys' that I have filled out on facebook. They are kinda neat.

30 things you dont know about me:

Answer these 30 Things You Wouldn't Think To Ask. Then tag me so I can come and have a look. After that, tag 25 friends who you'd like to answer these questions.

1. Have you ever been searched by the cops?
Nope. Amazingly enough.. knock on wood.

2. Do you close your eyes on roller coasters?
Never been on a roller coaster. But I close my eyes when I jump stuff on a horse.

3. When's the last time you've been sledding?
1995 (?) There was an ice storm in Jasper, I got stuck at work at the Ramada Inn and used a fed ex box to slide down the driveway all night.

4. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone?
Do you think I am stupid enough to answer this any way except one? I am blonde, not a moron.

5. Do you believe in ghosts?
Yep. and Santa Clause-- the easter bunny is a crock though.

6. Do you consider yourself creative?
Nope, unless you count the kids I created. Then yes. I can create destruction with no problem. Its a talent.

7. Do you think O.J. killed his wife?
DUH. who doesnt?

8. Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie?
Jennifer Angelina is a crack pot

9. Can you honestly say you know ANYTHING about politics?
Damn Skippy I do. Wha'cha wana know?

10. Do you know how to play poker?
Nope. But my kids do. Well not Bow. But the rest of them do.

11. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?
Havent we established already I have kids?

12. What's your favorite commercial?
Geiko. or that baby with the blackberry. cant remember what he is selling, but he is hillarious.

13. Who was your first love?
Please see #4....

Honestly, My first love. It was BR. I mean it IS BR. :)

14. If you're driving in the middle of the night, and no one is around you, do you run a red light?
Stop and Roll Baby. Stop and Roll.. Unless I need a cigerette, then I take the time to find them.

15. Do you have a secret that no one knows but you?
Well, if i told you then it wouldnt be such a great secret now would it??

16. Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees?
Astros? Rangers? Uhhh HELLLO... Alright, gotta pick a Northern Team? yankees. The curse of the Bambino

17. Have you ever been ice skating?
Yep 1978 In Dallas Texas at some ice rink..

Come on. I live in Texas. Okay, we have had a few ice storms. and I accidentally skated across the patches.

18. How often do you remember your dreams?
Like sleep dreams? You'd have to sleep to have them.
or dreams like "when I grow up dreams"? Those I dont have anymore. well, except to get sleep.

19. What's the one thing on your mind?
Politics, the awful state our country is in, and needing a fresh glass of tea. and the stupid bulb in my TV. with out it how am I going to watch the news for my politics??

20. Do you always wear your seat belt?
Yes, and I hate that thing with a passion. stupid law.

21. What talent do you wish you had?
shoot, I am such a multifacited person that I dont need any more amazing abilities.
Okay, cutting hair. THen I could cut the boys ... Or at least fixing hair. Then I could fix my own.

22. Do you like sushi?
It makes a damn good crappie bait.

23. What do you wear to bed?
work out pants and a T shirt, socks, and all the underlying nessecities. I was the only one to come out of a housefire at 4am fully dressed.

24. Do you truly hate anyone?
Yep. I honestly do.

25. If you could sleep with one famous person, who would it be?
Seriously? Why would I want to? I am not being facetious. I am in love with my husband, and they are all fluff. Heck, most of them look like girls anyway.

26. Do you know anyone in jail?
Not at this moment. I dont think... Hey wait... where is.. oh nevermind.

27. What food do you find disgusting?
liver and onions. or just liver. but especially onions.

28. Have you ever made fun of your friends behind their back?
Nope. Its more fun to make them look like an idiot to their faces. But if I do, I try to remember to write it down, so I can tell them the next time I see them.

29. Have you ever been punched in the face?
punched, kicked, headbutted,
again, I have 4 kids. plus I have horses, goats, pigs, dogs. I get a busted lip at least once a week.
By another adult? no. noone is that dumb.

30. Do you believe in angels and demons?
Again. I have KIDS. I definatly belive in demons.
Angels? I aint so sure about. Unless you count the baseball team. But last I heard, they were pretty bad too.

ABC's of me:
A - Age: How rude.... Okay since most folks on here graduated with me..... 33

B - Bed size: Queen. But I would swear its a twin with all the kids that end up in it, and BR..

C-Chore you hate: Everything. I am L-A-Z-Y. I hate cleaning the kitchen to cook, cooking the food, cleaning AFTER I cook, washing clothes, cleaning the house, dusting. I REALLY hate dusting. folding clothes, putting them up.... But matching socks is my worstest one... GGGGGGGGGRRRRR

D - Dog's name: Duke and Darla.

E - Essential start your day item: getting up, getting the kids gone and taking a nap till the others wake up. But I dont usually get to do that, so a 'souped up coffee' (4 expresso's 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup steamed milk)

F - Favorite color: used to be red, but I reckon Pink now....

G - Gold or Silver: Gold. may as well shoot for the stars...

H - Height: 5' 2 1/2 with my boots on....

I - Instruments you play: on purpose? none. I cant carry a tune in a bucket. Tone deaf. waaay tone deaf...

J - Job title(s): neatness engineer, travel plan coordinator and executionist, nutrition specialist, stain eliminator, nonprofit paladin, farmer, rancher, laymen nurse, accounts payable, stockboy, supply acquisition specialist,interior decorator, common laborer, organizational specialist, psychologist, bookkeeper, hacky, , referee, fashion advisor and buyer,toxic waste cleanup and disposal, carpenter,event planner, photographer, plumber, laundress,, HVAC tech, disciplinarian, and occasionally a correctional officer.

K - Kid(s): this should be under H for heathens, - but since its here. Brett 10, Matt 9, Rayley 4 and Bowdrie 17 months.

L - Living arrangements: just barely.. oh you mean where?? with my 4 loving and adorable children and my wonderful and attentive spouse in Ebenezer I am also a satireist, maybe I should add that under J
* Edited to add, after my latest phone call from the school, I might be down by 2 of the residents They seem better suited for military school, or Gitmo. .

M - Mom's name: The name she was given or what I call her? we'll go with Mary Leann

N - Nicknames: Missy, Sunshine (Honest, I swear! .... ), Chelle and Hey you,

O - Overnight stay at hospital: yuck... yep. 4 kids, (2 by C section dang it.. ), gall bladder removal

P - Pet Peeve: people who act like I have all the time in the world because I am a stay at home mom... See J... Oh and polititians and liberals. Maybe my biggest is liberal politians...

Q - Quote from a movie: " We're burnin' daylight" (John Wayne in the Cowboys) "We dont rent pigs" (Robert Duvall in Lonesome Dove) "aint got no gas in it" ( Billy Bob Thornton in Slingblade) and "what we have here is failure to communicate" (Strother Martin)

R - Right or left hand: Right handed

S - Siblings: Biological? none that I know of --but.......

T - Time you wake up: The time I get out of bed? or actualy wake up? 5:30. but I dont function well until noonish...

U- Underwear: T shirt! oh I thought we were doing word association... Most of the time..

V - Vegetable you dislike: just about any veggie that isnt fried. one I hate the worst? Stewed Okra and Maters... Fry them and I cant get enough. Make them slimey and I will puke...

W - Ways/Reasons you run late: see K, and J. Oh and BR. I swear I hate being late...

X - X-rays you've had: Feet, pelvic,

Y - Yummy food you make: I dont know... everything I cook gets ate.. but that might be from lack of choices... I guess biscuts and cornbread, although my family loves my cakes.

Z - Zoo favorite: The exit. You try dealing with 4 kids in a zoo....
Okay... uhhhmmmm..... I like all animals.. mostly. But I have a dang zoo at home. Horses, pigs, dogs, cats, chickens, kids, fishes, underwater snakes, snails, shrimps, crawfish, and usually a wild animal that my kids found and I am 'helping'.

More useless trivia about ME:

1. First thing you wash in the shower?
Shower? whats that? alright, I do get them, and usually the first thing I wash is Bow.. Cause I very seldom get one that he is not involoved in... But the first thing I wash on me?? I reckon my hair.

2. What color is your favorite hoodie?
Dark Blue with grey. Its my Cowboys hoodie.

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
of course. Why would you kiss someone that you would never kiss again?
Thats how you get cooties..

4. Do you plan outfits?
I plan on them being clean--not that it always works... . But color corrdinate? HA!

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?
Tired and agervated. I want to sleep. But I aint near as upset as the cat. Bow has her in a deathgrip...

6. What’s the closest thing to you that's red?
The light on the end of the USB cord that goes to my printer. Oh wait as I look around, there in the middle of my living room floor is my silicone hot pad.. I dont know why or how its in here. But it is.

7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having.
I am not allowed to dream. You have to get into different sleep stages to dream. I am the mother of 4 with 3 inside animals and BR and I have seperate alarms his starts at 4:30, mine at 5:15, I never get past the cat nap stage all night. Speaking of cats. I will kill her if she wakes me up again tonight. at least 12 times she woke me up last night. 12 freakin times.

8. Did you meet anybody new today?
no, but its early yet- I also have not offended anyone. The good news is, I have also not been given any wild animals today.

9. What are you craving right now?
sleep, caffene, nicotine. Ohhhhh how I want a cigerette.

10. Do you floss daily?
truthfully? yes. but only the teeth that have something stuck in them....

11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
Honestly? the joke about low riding trucks...
MONEY! then sausage, then farts...

12. Are you emotional?
How many times do we have to go over this? I am a woman, who is trying to quit smoking, with 4 kids. my harmones are more erratic than a mexican jumpin bean. I also dont get my way very often, so I am whiney about that too.

13. Have you ever counted to 1,000?
Yep. I worked as a cashier for many years.

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
lick. I got sensitive teeth.....

15. Do you like your hair?
Nope. Only certain people are able to cut it, and last time I didnt get someone who could. Plus, its baby fine, although there is alot, and 25 different colors, and wont hold a curl, and I have a cowlick in the back on the nape of my neck... (yes, you did hit a sensitive spot... thank you for reminding me how bad it looks...)

16. Do you like yourself?
In what capacity? Am I a good person? I would like to think so.
Am I always right? perfect? nice? calm and nonjudgemental? NOPE.

17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?
Hell Yeah. altough he is a little liberal for my tastes, I think he is a good man. An honorable man.

18. What are you listening to right now?
Megyn Kelly on Fox News

19. Are your parents strict?
see-ins how I am married, and have been for 14 years, plus I have lived on my own for 16, I gotta say: it dont matter...
But WAS she? depended... If she wasnt busy with new friends, or great parties, then yes. She would pretend to parent --otherwise, she didnt care, till she sobered up and couldnt remember where she allowed me to go...

20. Would you go sky diving?
Hmmmm... ya know.. I dont know. I reckon if the commercial jet I was riding in gave me enough warning, then yes, I would gladly jump out. But to jump out of a perfectly good plane? kinda seems self destructive to me.. Plus, the older I get, the worse my landings are. I'd probably break something.

21. Do you like cottage cheese?
yep. Nothing like curdled milk... LOL yes I do. although I dont know why...

22. Have you ever met a celebrity?
yeah. I worked at Ramada Inn for years, thats where most of the 'talent' for the Rodeo stayed. Jerry Clower was the best. He was a nut. Coming down for coffee in his jammies.

23. Do you rent movies often?
no... I suck at remembering to bring them back.... which means I own alot of rented movies...

24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in?
uhhhhhhh.... water in the fish tanks?? spit on the windows where Bow was banging and trying to get to the boys when they left, then when BR left.. Maybe a few other things, but I am under NO illusion that it might be me....

25. How many countries have you visited?
one. Mexico. MANY YEARS ago. when all you had to worry about was TB and dysentary.

26. Have you made a prank phone call?
DUH, I grew up before caller ID and *69.....
I actually remember buying my first cordless phone. Speaking of which. my kid told me the other day "they should invent a phone with a cord on it, that way you dont loose them as badly"

27. Ever been on a train?
I think as a kid I rode the zoo trains...

28. Brown or white eggs?
green! LOL some of my chickens lay blue/green eggs, the rest lay brown ones. I dont care about the color, I want FRESH eggs.

29.Do you have a cell-phone?
Nope, I have a SMART phone.. damn thing can do more crap than I can... I bet it could turn on the washing machine if I was smart enough to tell it to.... But I do LOVE my blackberry. :)

30. Do you use chap stick?
sometimes. Usually I find the tube and its empty.. stupid kids..

31. Do you own a gun?
Is this a serious question? I am on the Friends of the NRA banquet committee. Sorry, the absurdity of the question startled me. Yes, I do indeed own a gun, and I hope to win a few more on Saturday. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

32. Can you use chop sticks?
Nope. and as long as I own a gun, I will never be forced to.....

33. Who are you going to be with tonight?
well it depends... what time?? I will be with the baseball team, then my heathens, and eventually BR. or maybe he will be with me at the ballpark.... I dont know.. But I can assure you that I will be with the heathens at the ballpark..

34. Are you too forgiving?
hmmmm I'd say no... I tend to hold a grudge. badly..

35. Ever been in love?
Yep, have been for 16 years , 6 months and 8 days -- or at least thats the only reason that I can think for never having killed him....

36. What is your best friend(s) doing tomorrow?
working I hope. He needs to make money to spend at the banquet...
The other is working too.

37. Ever have cream puffs?
Not on purpose.. I dont even know what one is...

38. Last time you cried?
probably yesterday. and if not, I can promise it was at some point in the last week..

39. What was the last question you asked?
"well it depends.... what time?" that was the answer to # 33.
Okay, not counting this? ahhh what serendepity... I was JUST interupted by a phone call..... so the last question I asked.... "do you listen to anything? or do you just wait for the noise to stop before you start talking again?" a question posed to my mother because she was again telling me how to raise my children and to be careful with them around the pigs.. They are actually SAFER if I keep them in the hog pen all day instead of letting them go to school or walmart. DUH.

40. Favorite time of the year?
Spring, its baseball and new life. and hunting season...

41. Do you have any tattoos?
Unfortunatly no... But I plan on it soon.

42. Are you sarcastic?
I am not sarcastic, I speak the truth in a way that at times makes people pause, and occasionally laugh. And hopefully in my bluntness/humor someone will start to think JUST a little before they open their mouths next time...

43. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect?
I have seen the effect a butterfly has on flowers, and plants.. but from the previous answer I am guessing this is a movie, so no.. I dont reckon I was blessed with the cinematic veiwing of this particular

44. Ever walked into a wall?
yep. and occasionally I will argue with one..

45. Favorite color?
well, it was red. but since every color has a 'cause' associated with it now, I am leaning towards pink.. at least until they make a ribbon and stick a color on HIA syndrome. then I will champion the cause to find a cure.

46. Have you ever slapped someone?
yep. and the adjustment in attitude was amazing..
"I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. " Woodrow Call

47. Is your hair curly?
nope. and no matter how hard I try, it wont do it. Except for a few locks that resist ALL strait ironing if I get a bad cut... but they are more wavy...

48. What was the last CD you bought?
I am not sure... A comedy one I fiqure... I think Jerry Clower, I was trying to introduce my children to true comedy...

49. Do looks matter?
of course they do. Ever seen an ugly Miss America? Yes I think they do to a point, although you dont have to look like a barbie doll to be successful, you do have to be clean cut and wear attractive clothing.

50. Could you ever forgive a cheater?
no, nor a lier or a theif. I have standards.

51. Is your phone bill sky high?
I personally think so. 80.00 for a home phone and 160.00 for 5 cell phones (BR has a blackberry plan)- I have my mother and inlaws on my plan. Although I dont know why, none of them are smart enough to fiqure out how to use one...

52. Do you like your life right now?
Well, concedering the alternative, I reckon so.....

53. Do you sleep with the TV on?
Yes. I go to sleep everynight watching Antiques Roadshow. The last 3 nights I havent made it past the 1st appraisel...

54. Can you handle the truth?
Yes. Its the only way to live. The only thing that thrives living under BS is mushrooms, and most of them are poisonious.

55. Do you have good vision?
sure do. If I have on my glasses.. If I dont have them on, then I honestly DIDNT see you wave at me, or at the end of the isle at walmart. I wasnt being rude. I swear.

56. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people?
Oh yeah...

57. How often do you talk on the phone?
a day or an hour? I'd say.... 15 or more times a day.

58. The last person you held hands with?
hmmm.... BR I reckon... But it was more of me HOLDING his hands.... Bow or Rayley if it was mutual..

59. What are you wearing?
work out pants (yes, that is an oxymoron) and a T shirt that says "I'll try to be nicer if you'll try to be smarter" So far I havent had to be nice at all today....

60.What is your favorite animal?
One that I dont have to clean up after.. right now, none... Especially not this freakin cat who wont get away from me..

61. Where was your default picture taken?
In my bathroom... thats where I make all my cakes... see... stupid question, faceious answer...

62. Can you hula hoop?
well, I COULD, at one point in my life.. havent tried in years, but since I have bigger hips now I am bettin I could rock a hula hoop....

63. Do you have a job?
ahhhh my favorite question and one that starts many a debate around here.... Lets see.. according to BR: No.
But I like to think I do a little something... so lets see what you think....
neatness engineer, travel plan coordinator and executionist, nutrition specialist, stain eliminator, nonprofit paladin, farmer, rancher, laymen nurse, accounts payable, stockboy, supply acquisition specialist,interior decorator, common laborer, organizational specialist, psychologist, bookkeeper, hacky, , referee, fashion advisor and buyer,toxic waste cleanup and disposal, carpenter,event planner, photographer, plumber, laundress,, HVAC tech, disciplinarian, and occasionally a correctional officer.

64. What was the most recent thing you bought?
Tickets for the FNRA banquet. You should come. Call me and I will give you a great deal on tickets.

65. Have you ever crawled through a window?
yep. more than once. Although the last time was to escape a housefire, so I dont want to repeat it..

Oh wait, the actual last time was when I was working at the Rayburn Superette, I had forgotten my keys to the store at home, so I crawled through the window to get the store ready to open while someone brought me some keys to open the door from the inside. Either way I am getting too old and fat to do it again..

Odd things about me

1. Do you like blue cheese? Nope. Cheese has gotta be an orangish/yellow. Blue is moldy. And I was raised not to eat mold. plus I am alergic to pennicilian.

2. Have you ever smoked a cigar? Yep

3 . Do you own a gun? Is this a serious question? Yes I do, Doesnt everybody?

4. What flavor Kool Aid was your favorite? was?? IS.. GRAPE!

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Only if the stick turned blue....

6. What do you think of hot dogs? Great with Ketchup adn dill Relish, just dont tell BR. Then I will hear "nobody, and I mean NOBODY, puts ketchup on a hotdog"

7. Favorite Christmas movie? Rudolph the claymation one with Burl Ives

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee, but I am too lazy, so Dr Pepper

9. Can you do push-ups? On purpose? why?

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? Its a toss up between my grandmothers wedding ring and mine.

11. Favorite hobby? I'll get back to you on that when my kids are grown. I dont have one right now, I have kids. OH wait. Volunteering. Yep. its a hobby. or an obsession...

12. Do you have A.D.D.? Nope, I am completely together... oh look a kitty.... Just kidding. No, I have blonde. Or HIA, if you ask BR....

13. What's one trait you hate about yourself? Just one? physical? mental? I'd say my inability to keep a clean house. Or my stomache. you wernt specific.

14. Middle name? Lee

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? I am tired and my body hurts, Rayley is annoying me, and my head hurts.

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Dr Pepper, Tea, Dr Pepper,

17. Current worry? Money... that sounds good.

18. Currently hate right now? The road our country is headed down.

19. Favorite place to be? Home. on my couch. or the ballpark. watching my kids play.

20. How did you bring in the New Year? BBQing here at the house, hosting a party- actually by midnight everyone had left and I was cleaning.

21. Where would you like to go? Now? or for eternity? I'd like to go back to Vegas, or DC. But I do plan on getting to Heaven eventually. And yes, I know they are polar opposits..

22. Name three people who will complete this: is this supposed to be 3 of my wierdest friends or what? Sneaking these questions in to make it to 44 is not nice.

23. Do you own slippers? Yes. But I can only find one.

24. What shirt are you wearing right now? My Buckwear Tshirt that I won at the NRA banquet a few years ago, It says "vegitarian-- Old Indian Word for Bad Hunter"

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? HECK NO! Its like ....... YUCK!

26. Can you whistle? If I suck in, so honestly, no.

27. Favorite color? It used to be red... I am leaning kinda towards Pink now.

28. Red or white wine? Strawberry Hill.. I dont do wine..

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? LEAVE ME ALONE! GIVE ME 5 MINUTES! GO AWAY! I JUST WANT TO BATHE IN PEACE!!! oh... thats not a song?? well it should be...

30. Favorite Girl's name? Scarlett

31 Favorite Boy's name? Landry

32 What's in your pocket right now? Aint got one. Wearin work out pants. Yes, its an oxymoron for ME to wear workout pants.

33. Last thing that made you laugh? I dont know. Something Holly said during our marathon brisket cooking today- But I cant remember what...

34. Worst injury you ever had? accidental? or on purpose? When I had my feet broke and reset was pretty painful. But.... accidental... I dont know. I am a klutz, so I have a new bobo every day. Maybe when I superglued my eyes shut..

35. Do you love where you live? Mostly, but its becoming too crowded. OH you meant the town. Same answer.

36. How many TVs do you have in your house? 5, but only 2 are hooked up.

37. Who is your loudest friend? ... uhhhh..... Holly. It would have to be her.

38. Do you have any pets? Yes

39. Does someone have a crush on you? God I hope not. Unless its BR. If someone does, he is an idiot.

40. Your favorite book(s): Tom Clancy. or John Sanford

41. Favorite sports team? Dallas Cowboys. DUH

42. Who is your least favorite sports team? New Orleans Saints, or Washington Redskins, or who ever beat us last week. But the saints and skins are at the top!

43. How many cell phones do you carry? just one. I cant even keep up with it.

44. What's your favorite casual place to eat? a GOOD mexican food resturant.

okay, thats enough for now. I'll do the rest later.
Wish me luck with the evil dishwasher. I did the math today, and I should be thankful for as long as its lasted. 3 years is 1095 days so, if you take away the days that I screwed around and didnt wash dishes, (although why would you? it would just double up the next day so lets dont. anyway, double that. cause even if there was a day that I DIDNT wash dishes and we DIDNT have any, there are lots of days that I ended up with more than my 2 loads.. lots more than I skipped, so lets say we add another 300, cause in 1100 days I bet that 300 of them I did an extra load. so, say 2190 plus 300, you have roughly 2500 loads that have went through that dishwasher.

I guess it deserves to die. Its not right. Its only 3 years old, but it did a lot of work. I just cant let it go quietly. I have to perform an autopsy.. or a mechropsy...

I dont reccomend that you actualy do this to someone, unless they have a wonderful sense of humor, because they very well might end up loosing their grip on reality and you will see them on the 6 oclock news trying to get to the CEO of GE. or at the very least breaking onto the set of 30 rock and trying to strangle that Baldwin brother.

and dont forget to vote. PLEASE!!!
we made it to the top 100. get us to the top 30!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

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Well, we have had a very full week. Friday I was bound and determined to get my hair cut. So, I called, yes, at 10am. I had to get groceries and pay a few bills anyway.
Since I didnt have a babysitter, off Rayley, Bow adn I headed to town. I ended up holding Bow while I got my hair cut, and when we left, we looked like a sasquatch had been shaved beside us. I had worn a fleece jacket thing with work out pants. So, we were going STRAIT home. I was MOTIFIED that someone would see us. Bow literly had handfulls of 3 inch long blonde hairs ALL over him. and I had clumps of them ALL over me.

But I was happy with my haircut. Then my grandfather called. Could I pick up some fetlizer?
ACK! so I drug the kids into the feedstore. with hair falling all over the place. I appologized to the lady for bringing in a kid with no shirt on, and for me looking like I had gotten attacked by a weedeater and had the evidence all over me. We got our fertlizer and headed home.

I changed clothes, sat around for a few minutes, did a load of laundry and went back to town to get the boys. I still hadnt got groceries or ran any erronds. I took the boys strait to the barber shop. They looked like they hadnt had a hair cut in months.
I bet there was 5 people in front of us, and only 2 barbers. But we waited. Bow was sitting in my lap and kept doing his 'gimme' hand at those getting hair cuts, patting his head and grunting. When he would get restless I would tell him to sit still, he would be next. This would calm him down and he would sit still for another 15 minutes. FINALLY, it came our turn. He sat in my lap, and we got his hair cut. He never said a word. He just would turn his head, look down, look sideways. what ever we wanted. He was soo good. Brett and Matt arent this good when they get their hair cut! And this time I didnt have as much hair on me. or him.

Finally the boys got done, And we left, we had been there for almost 2 hours. Which meant no grocery run. we had to be at the banquet hall for set up at 6. I grabbed them some food, (they got McDonalds adn were THRILLED!!) and we headed to where I had to help set up. I turned on the DVD player in the truck, gave them a movie they hadnt seen in months. and told them to BE GOOD.
we were out in the country, and they were 5 feet from the door. I wasnt worried about anything happening. Other than them arguing over the movie.

Then I went in to set up.. We had dozens of tables and hundreds of chairs to set up. Eventually the kids got bored, and I let them out to play on the playground behind the center. Brett opted to help us. And he did help.

We finally got home around 8. I had to be back by 10am. And we went to bed so we could start all over.
At 9 my sister in law came and got Bow adn Rayley. I was so thankful that she did this for me.
I took Brett and Matt back with me, and they helped to set up all the merchandise. They really did work. When they had nothing left to do, they got their DVD player, set it up in a corner and watched Quigly down under.

We got done around 1, ran a few of those erronds, came home and BR was already here. He had worked that morning so couldnt help. We all got dressed and headed back at 3:30. The doors opened at 5:30 and we had a little more to get done.

The banquet was a Friends of the NRA banquet. Its a dinner and auction, with raffles and games. All the money raised is put back into the communities. Its given for shooting sports, training and education. Very seldom can I afford anything on auction, maybe a print, And this year there wasnt any prints I liked, we always do the raffle.

But I was happy with the raffles. there were 10 guns on the general raffle tables, and another 5 guns that we qualified for with the smallest raffle package that we bought.

I was working the event, so I didnt get to visit and BS with many people, but I still had a blast. I did get my grandfather to come too. he didnt stay long, but he did come.

BR helped me by running one of the games at one point. But it was the boys that I was very proud of. Our representative, he was so nice to the boys. He had gotten Brett to help him the night before, and Brett became his follower. well, at the actual banquet, Brett and Matt were his shadows. He even gave them NRA hats. They had a blast. I lost them a few times.

The first time I left the cashiers desk and asked BR where they were. He pointed them out to me. They were on stage, Brett had a rifle and Matt had a Redhawk pistol. They would have made Vanna White proud. And the feild rep intoduced them over his microphone. Said "if you have any questions, grab one of my assistants, this is Brett with the rifle, and Hoover with the pistol, and they will help you out".

A little while later BR asked me if I had seen the boys, I said No. He said they are over there. Well, they were walking around the room. Showing off guns. Matt had an AR-15 and Brett had a limited edition shotgun. They were in hog heaven. All I could do was pray they didnt drop them. (and before anyone freaks out, there were NO bullets, and its only a .223. plus, they dont shoot any faster than an expert with a pump shotgun can shoot They just look ugly.)

The boys worked the room all night, when they wernt busy showing off stuff, they were working the tables. We had football type grids- where you could win a gun, raffle drawings, and various other things. They would sit and take money, they would sell tickets, and bring me credit cards to run.

Someone came and got me when they went on stage for the check presentation. The 4-H shooting sports was given 11,060.00 from last years FNRA banquet. Not bad for a little club with less than 15 members.

I was very proud of them. And got quite a few compliments on their behaviour adn how nice and polite they were.

When it came time for the raffle drawings, I was worried about BR paying attention. I was really busy checking out people, but decided to take the tickets from him. I had his package, mine that came with my ticket, and my grandfathers and uncles. (since they had left).
BR and Matt were drawing the numbers, and since they had tickets I was worried about them not checking to make sure THEY didnt win. I went and checked, they were making sure it wasnt them! They had it together.

they went through almost all the buckets. I hadnt won crap. I had 4 sets of numbers in my hand. FOUR SETS. and they danced all around my numbers. The one that ended in a 4. They called out the 3 twice, and the 5 once. It was the same for a few of the others.

They got down to three items, and I went to stand by BR. So I could bitch about my kids not drawing my ticket. I was tapping my toes (I was wearinng my lucky boots after all) and quietly chanting my numbers-- There wasnt many buckets left,and I really didnt know what they were calling for.
Then Tony started calling. 52012.....7!

yes, I jumped up adn down, and yes I screamed. Then Tony said "committee members cant win." I cant remember what I said- as I was running from the very back to the front of the place.. I am quite sure it started with BULL...
He told Brett to check my ticket to make sure the numbers matched... I told Brett to show me his first... We matched!

It was a joke anyway. Why would I buy tickets if I couldnt win?

It was a .22/410 combo. Its a little single shot youth rifle. I had put in tickets and so had BR. We used to have 2 of these, But one of them was in the house when it burned down. The other was in my truck. So we only had one.

I went and was giving the guy my name who was writing on the guns. We dont get to take them home, you have to go through the check at a licenced firearm dealer same as if you went to a store and bought it. As I was standing there they did the next to the last bucket. I cant remember what it was. But it wasnt my number.

THEN, it was the last gun on the general raffle table.


I was standing RIGHT beside Tony, who had the microphone. and still went to hollerin. See we have a rule, he calls out the number ONCE. Then he says "going once, going twice, calls out the number and then GONE!" he drops it and draws the next one. I wanted to make sure he didnt drop MY winning number!!

This time it was an 870 Remington 20 Gauge pump shotgun.

Then they went to the red and yellow tables. Depending on the size of package you buy, you get put on these tables. We were on the cheap table. I had 999994.
They called 999995 adn 999993, but never 999994. Oh well. I had gotten 2 guns. and that was better than nothing! :) My prizes exceeded my out of pocket.

The event was over a little after 10, but we had to clean up, count up and get everything settled. We left there at 1am.

BR was starving, so I drove to wataburger. Two other committee members that had left about 10 minutes before me, were in line in front of me. That was NOT a good omen.
I called Amanda, telling her that I was on my way soon. She said Bow and Rayley were asleep and had been NO problem.

I got to the window to pay 43 minutes after I pulled into line. I kid you not.
Then I was blessed with them standing around arguing about who was not doing their work. They hadnt even STARTED my food yet.

It was another 15 minutes before I got it. I was so mad. But everyone was starving, we had ate a VERY rushed meal at 4:30. People were already lined up to get in and staring at us as we ate, so we took about 10 minutes to scarf down some food (the committee members have to eat beforehand, otherwise you will never SEE food. ) and then opened the doors.

Yesterday I spent cleaning house. and washing dishes. Because my dishwasher decided that after 2 to 3 loads a day for 3 years, it was time to die. I kid you not. We moved into this house in April or May. I think we bought it in April and got moved in the first of May. THREE years ago. Everything that breaks, breaks in these months, because thats when the warrenties are up on it. SO now I get to wash dishes by hand. I dont like washing dishes by hand. I like to put my dishes, scraped, into the dishwasher and turn it on.

but such is life. I dont like making beds, folding laundry or vacumming either. (which by the way, BR and the boys broke the belt on my vacuum again..... on monday- since I havent made it to the grocery store all week, I am swimming in dog hair and small peices of paper.. why do small peices of paper end up on my floor you ask? well so do I.. I dont know why they are there. My kids just manage to produce them. ALOT of them..)

They broke the belt cleaning up my incubator. I have had this thing for years. Since before the house burned, but never had the chance to use it. So, they cleaned it up, in the middle of the living room floor, its a cabinet one, about 3 1/2 feet tall, almost 3 feet long and about 18 inches wide, and they left it in the middle of the living room floor, until yesterday. I got BR to help me get the brooder out, it will go down to the coop, and get this in that corner.
I put my first ever eggs in it last night. 23 various chicken eggs, I hope some of them hatch. We shall see in 21 days.

OH and now that the FNRA banquet is over, I get to start on the NWTF banquet. The first meeting is Thursday. SInce Baseball is winding down, (7 games left) and School is almost out (if they dont close us down for H1N1- I refuse to call it swine flu, and I wont even get started on THAT vent... yet... ) I will have some time on my hands for more projects!