Sunday, February 28, 2010

252 minutes wasted

Over the course of the day there were several events that were a monumental waste of time. I decided to calculate all of the unexpected unproductive hours today

17 minutes Previews prior to the movie Dear John
46 minutes Sitting on the runway in Phoenix after we had already moved away from the gate
55 minutes Waiting for a checked bag in Atantla
14 minutes The journey to the rental car lot
120 minutes Time change from MST to EST

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hair Salon

Its been a while since i played hair salon with a small child. I forget how fun it is to have each small piece of hair pulled in an ow wow short of way.


My arent we cute?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Unique Identifier

The other day at the hospital I was entertained by the word "dispensary" (almost as funny as the word "Bulb").
The security guard curious as to why I am taking pictures of the transporting devices and not understanding my humor asked if I wanted their serial numbers too.
No, I dont really care for serial numbers

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The other end of the lens

I am the self proclaimed queen of discrete photography. This is probably why I am so amused that my nephew Dallin (who captured me in this semi-compromising position fixing my phone in December 2007 at a mall piano recital) still carries this photo on his phone and laughs upon demand when it is mentioned.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Nascar Weekend

I didnt spend even 5 second watching Nascar in Fontana this weekend. I did however share a hotel with many who did. A local artist created this bouquet that deserved air time after my significant amusement.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Brooke Elaine Thomas

She's here! Beach 6 months away!

PG (or not) Hot IT Chick

This may be the last pg shot. Not sure if that is cool or a travesty. Wish I could say it was walking, rebar, revamping the HCBC list or Fry's that caused labor. In fact I fear it will have to be the topic that got the most air time yesterday - which will be solved this week (or not). circa 2-20-10, 1:12 PM

Friday, February 19, 2010

Work Games

The goal behind this team building exercise was to build the tower as high as you could with paper (no glue, no tearing).
My team lost.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

IT Definitions (AKA: Kim Missed One)

Wall to Wall Inventory (As defined by Integrated Publishing, the most informative site on the internet)

A wall-to-wall inventory is a scheduled inventory of all material in a storage area ashore. This type of inventory is recommended only at those activities where the range and depth of stock is small and a complete inventory can be easily performed. A wall-to-wall inventory may also be required when sample inventories are less than established goals.

Like mother like daughter

Tonight REM printed out a picture online of how she wants her hair to look tomorrow. While tucking her she was confirming that I could do her hair "exactly like the picture". I told her yes stating the best way to do it would be to use hot rollers. Clearly she was concerned. When probing her why. "Well last time you used hot rollers I umm looked like you"

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

When I was a kid

This post has less to do with "having to walk to school with no shoes in the snow" and more to do with "I remember when we got a microwave"
The microwave was this big mammoth electronic device on the counter. It had all of these cool buttons and lit up when dad put things inside. The first item I remember watching transform was a cube of butter. Dad toasted some white wonder bread and melted a whole cube of butter in the microwave. We then sat together dipping the toast in the butter. The second item that transformed was bologna. He made what the family fondly called bologna bowls. He would place them in the microwave and we would all watch as it hit the 20 second mark as it would curve up into these beautifully shaped works of art. On days that we were lucky he would shred cheese and the bowls would magically turned into holders of the melted goo.
Ahhhh back in the day.
And to seal the memory yesterday dad sends me a picture (As Im in a meeting trying to decipher what the heck it is) of "two perfect balony bowls"

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Starbucks Cat

Starbucks at 19th Ave and Northern
Recently while relaxing at Starbucks I had the great opportunity to see all the regulars come visit the cat. 8 people greeted to him (in that baby voice), 3 petted him, 2 feed him and one cross dressed wierdo talked to him and read the newspaper to him for 30 minutes

Mesa Tribune - Happiest Newspaper on Earth

I dont know that I ever noticed the selection of sports pictures in the newspaper prior until now. This was all before I watched the effort David Thomas takes in picking out just the right picture to submit to the newspaper.
Now that I now the effort and to look for the newspaper editor's style. I am convinced that the Mesa Tribune likes the hug the colleague (all pictures are from today's paper) and chooses the happy theme.
PS I love David's pictures :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Rating Phone Holders

B-: If the phone is not perfectly situated it will fall to the ground

A+: Flat surface big enough for any phone

A-: Flat and long, but if phone vibrates it makes an awful noise on plastic

F: no phone can be held her. Must pee one handed

C: Works for a smaller phone (like a pearl)

B+: If you use the flat surface

I used to rule the world, blah blah blah la la

When I moved to Arizona in 1989 I suddenly had incredibly dry lips. For the first two weeks I blamed it on being in the desert and the "Dry heat". When I borrowed chapstick from my mother shortly thereafter I had the epiphany. I always had dry lips however, Amy always had chapstick in her front pocket and it was there for my use. This was a huge transition to get used to having the dry lips because I refused to carry chapstick. To this day every time I lick my lips or use chapstick I miss Amy.

Fast Forward 24 years. I do a simple post on Facebook.

"Hey soul sister"

Amy's response??

"Aint that mister, mister
on the radio, stereo"

And the ephiphany for 2010 is, for years I have had songs stuck in my head without knowing the full lyrics (hey soul sister, replay, viva la vida. I used to rule the world......................). I know all the lyrics to songs in the 80's. I know many from the Disney channel in recent years due to my children helping. However I didnt realize this was a flaw in my brain until that innocent post.

Damn, I miss you Amy

"I dont know what color your eyes are baby but your hair is long and brown"

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My name is not Lola

Me: Your name is Lola?
Lola: Yes, dont you love that name?
Me: I have a friend named Lois who often goes by Lola
Lola: Oh I like the name Lois, my real name is Laura is that just wierd?
Laura: Ummmmm OK

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Danger Danger red hot

This is Jane's version of stump the blogger. It is more along the lines of what occupation do you think the owner of this cord does?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

I luv Southwest

I forget how much material there is when you travel. Today I am sitting on a Southwest flight and just before we land I notice the "graffiti" on the plane.

I too love children. However would encourage them to color on the side of a wall or overhead baggage bin. A little disappointed in this bad influence (and how in the heck did I miss this for the first 92 minutes of the flight).

Southwest however did have a great sign getting off the plane that said, "If you want to sock the bad economy in the nose, travel more". They redeemed themselves. And geez I cant stay annoyed for long. They did send me a birthday card.

What the song isnt.........................

The song is not Say Ash. Though both REM and I were convinced it was