Friday, February 29, 2008

Bunny Jim

QUESTION: How do you get a nickname that sticks?
ANSWER: You get lots of friends and co-workers to commit to sharing and using often

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Good bye Alaina Whitaker

I am not an American Idol fan, in fact the whole sport of watching American Idol is like watching the World Series for me. You watch the first game to know who the players are and then you watch the last 5 minutes of the final game so you can speak to it at the water cooler.
Tonight I got the official intro to watching the 3 tivo'ed days at light speed in my brother's living room. He had already watched it so fast forwarded through the mediocre then watched the good in awe and laughed over the top with the bad.
And then the elimination. Who knew it was so emotional. Poor Alaina, Ryan Seacrest did no favors in announcing her departure. She reacted exactly as I would, tears. And sitting there in Joe's living room all I could do is laugh as we paused at the reactions of others.

Secret to My Success

Short or long hair I am a hot rollers girl. My poor children suffer the embarrassment of their mother's heavy head when I drop them off to school in the morning.

Commuters love the look on the freeway.

It has been brought to my attention that I am one of only 5 people left in the country that use them.

So to the other 4 of you out there: here's to great volume and well kept hair!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies are in! The result is downing at least one box with a loved one. I picked milk (its just a little glass) he picked sprite.

Battle of the Bugs

Lil Lady Bug Sydney will be here soon. Both baby showers brought the lady bug to life :)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

What is the name of this post?

1. Like Mother like Daughter
2. Yes Ruth is pregnant, though tired she is hot
3. Jane loves the Skinners
4. Ruth serves as a fashion mecca and once again Jane follows suit
5. Black and White Saturday
6. Ruth (and Danya) I finally tried Bare Minerals!
7. "Cute picture except that girls arm in it"
8. Announcing Jane's new do
9. Sophia wins, audience cheers
10. 14 inches lighter

Thursday, February 21, 2008

School Lunch

There is nothing good about lunch at the school cafeteria (ok mom's salad on the right may look good, however it was ham lunch meat cut into squares with no dressing. AND the orange juice in a carton was frozen).
The poor children. What are those choices?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I love a man with dishpan hands

Brought to you from Ann. Posted for my mentors (Nancy and Mom) who hold men to this standard.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Treasure Hunting

This weekend at the park we met a new friend. Jessica asked where her mommy was. She said she was there with her grandma who was "treasure hunting".

This brought me back to my childhood when I would watch people at the park across from my house use a metal detector for hours coming up with nothing.

Brittney asked our new friend if her grandma had found anything. The response was, "Two pennies yesterday". As we were leaving we asked what her loot was today. "$.15 cents".

Hmm $.17 in two days. I wonder how long it will take to pay off the metal detector. I also wonder if somewhere beside the Elementary School Park might be more lucrative.

Happy President's Day

Jessica comes home with this artwork from school last week. She informs me that it is Presidents Day on Monday and she made the profile of the President's whose birthdays were are celebrating. She informs me that February 18 is neither George Washington nor Abraham Lincoln's birthday and in fact it lands in the middle of both of their birthday.

She then asks me if I know who is who on the profiles. I pointed to the black one and said thats Abraham Lincoln. She takes them back and says, "Oh dear. Neither one looks like Abraham Lincoln or George Washington." After further investigation with a dismayed voice she says, "my teacher said I did a good job but I dont think even their mommies would recognize them."

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Dont believe what you see

Yesterday while Goodwill hopping I found this sign (if it would have been less than $7.99 I would have bought it). I take a picture and tell Kim that I found our scripture. When I sent her the photo she finds at obvious error.

Questioning the artwork but second guessing herself she goes home to reference Proverbs 22:6. She is right. this scripture above should be Proverbs 17:17.

Three thoughts:
1. One more time the Universe has put 22 in my world.
2. Who knew that Kim knew the bible that well.
3. Maybe it really was worth $7.99.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Elementary Swingset Rules Rules

The Right Way

Against the Rules

No Jumping

No Swinging on the Belly

No Standing

No Twisting

No Swinging Upside down

Where is the playground aide? Oh none needed, mom is watching the monkeys.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Four Eyes

Plan A: Growing up I was just vain enough that I would sit on the front row in class so that I wouldnt have to wear glasses. It wasnt until I was 16 when I started to drive that I had to wear them.

Plan B: I would wear them but take them off for pictures. Up until this year I cant point out even one photo of me that existed with glasses.

Plan C: I finally gave in and got contacts.

Plan D: Since I quit wearing contacts on May 15 (even National Vanity Day didnt bring them back) I somehow started allowing pictures with my glasses. Even the HCBC pic has Jane in it with glasses.

Please tell me I dont look as awkward as Sophia Loren in her four eyes. I made need a contact intervention.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

VIRUS ALERT: Valentine's Day Virus

I love Valentine's Day. Even if it is a bit commercialized. I had great plans of doing a I love you post (goo goo goo). However this email came out from corporate today. Much more becoming for the blog and my way of I saying I love all of you.
Holidays and special calendar events are often targeted by viruses. It is a good rule of thumb to be aware during these times.

As a case in point, the FBI is reporting that a Valentine’s Day email containing a ‘bot’ will be distributed on Thursday, February 14th. We request that you do the following:

1.) Be extremely careful with ‘email’ Valentine’s Day messages. Don’t open anything that is from somebody you don’t recognize, but understand that even if you do recognize them, there is no guarantee that what they sent to you won’t be something malicious.

2.) If there is a link in the email, check the link by right-clicking the properties. If the link is not something very well known (like Blue Mountain Cards) it is best not to left-click the link.

For more information on the Valentine’s Day virus please visit

Thank you (I think he should say I love you),
Jim Motes

How much did McDonalds pay for that?

What the GPS Says:What the corner really looks like:Geez, McDonalds gets credit twice. Taco Bell just gets represented as a hamburger. And Jack in the Box gets a gas station.

Good thing I'm not picky.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

An email from an old friend

From: Adkins, Kelly
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 2:28 PM
To: Jane Smith

Subject: hello

I saw your doppleganger at Centura corp today.
How are things at PSC? Hope all is well.

Kelly Adkins
(sent from mobile device)

I didnt know either

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Where in the World? #2. Jane's backyard: Mesa, AZ

It's a happy place citrus filled. A heavenly was bright and peaceful and filled with many many balls of orange well actually tangerines. Where in the World is Jane?

Save these Instructions

For Christmas I got a new waffle maker with removal plates (for ease of wash). This morning I finally opened it. While the unit was warming up I read the IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS and SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
My favorite is as follows:

A. A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risks presented by a long cords such as entanglement and tripping.

Damn how would you like to have been the lawyer in that case?

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008

Franzella Faye

When I was pregnant with Melody I wanted to name her after my great grandma: Franzella Faye (then call her Ze'ly). While no one liked the name it was a go until I was 6 months along and it was discovered that she never liked her name (which is why she went by Faye).

I have convinced Melody that this is a great name and she has even committed at age 10 to name her first daughter this.

It has been brought to my attention by those closest to me that this is a terrible name. I still love the name and would appreciate continued affirmation so that some day my grand daughter can carry the name.

Thank you in advance :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Cops love Cafe Rio

Dont know if its they get free food or the taste reminds them of back home. Regardless, every visit we see a police frequenting Cafe Rio and yes that is a nice gun Alice.

New Member of My Family!

As many of you know Jessica turned 5 this year. If you didnt know better you would think she is as old as her sisters. As such, gifts and purchased items are usually along the lines of make up or Hannah Montana CD's. This year her aunt bought her very first doll.

"Brittney Mackenzie" now goes everywhere. Saturday at Melody's basketball game she gets her photo taken with her mommy and great grandma.

Shortly thereafter Jessica has grandma (me) hold the baby while she takes a picture. Hmmmmm looks like BM made the second pic too.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

If you hate feet dont look

Barney Rubble ................................Fred Flintstone
In the course of a normal conversation one BFF says to the other, I really need to get a pedicure, the other says, "mine are pretty bad, I'll show you" (for those of you non-blackberry users this is reason #290 that I love my blackberry).
So ugly feet aside, who needs it more?

Monday, February 4, 2008

No its not Jane and Paula

I love watching Raea and Jessica interact, Reminds me of playing with my cousins growing up :)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Only Reason I am watching the SuperBowl

No, not the commercials!
Tami is dancing (pictured here with Cheryl).
Oh yeah, and Tom Petty is singing.

BTW, the building still reminds me of Little Mermaid.