Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sucked In

Do you ever have those days when you have every full intention of tackling the "to do" list, or just making it a productive day and then you do something like turn the TV on to check the weather or the morning news while you eat your breakfast, or cleaning up the room of pillows and blankets from the night before. Unfortunately you get bored with the fluff and you start to flip channels and then you hit TBS and they are showing You've Got Mail.  So now...instead of being productive I have to finish watching the movie.

Think about it. Everyone has at least one movie that if they come across it while flipping channels on television, they have no choice but to watch it. You are unwillfully bound to that channel and that movie - all physical ability to change channels is lost and no matter how far along the movie is when you join it, that remote is for all intents and purposes useless until the credits run. I happen to have a robust list of these movies. Some I can explain. Some I cannot.

I will preface this list by saying that if Ralph is in the room or has the remote...the channel ususally gets changed  His least favorite movie is anything with Meg Ryan or Sandra Bullock.
With no further ado, and in no particular order.....

1.  You've Got Mail
I never tire of this movie.  Love it
2.  Harry Potter MoviesSmiley from millan.net
I never seem to set aside the time to sit and watch the whole movie, so it is a good excuse to watch it if it is already on.  Plus  ABC Family shows the extended versions which you cannot purchase yet.

3.  Lord of the Ring Movies
Huge time consumers but so worth it.  "I will take the Ring," he said, "though I do not know the way."

4.  The Wedding Date
I don't know what it is about Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney and Michael Buble Songs.  They just get me.

5.  Steel Magnolias
Why do I want to watch a movie that makes me cry my own tears? Only eight reasons: Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacClaine, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah, Tom Skerritt, and Dylan McDermot

6.  Fried Green Tomatoes

7.  The Cutting Edge
I can feel you judging me, you know.

8.  Footloose
No explanation needed, am I right?

9.  Grease
Don't act like you didn't see this one coming.

10. A River Runs Through It
You wouldn't understand.

11.  Practical Magic
Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and a happy ending.

What makes this list so dysfunctional is that I own most of these movies. I can literally watch them whenever I want to, commercial free. And yet, I cannot bring myself to change the channel when they are on television. And these are just the movies I can confess to off the top of my head. There's no telling what I will or will not be able to do when I come across any given movie.

Moral of the story...If you have a lot to do, don't turn the TV on or.....do Smiley from millan.net

I will leave you with another picture of Sadie Belle and Riley.

Ta Ta for now

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Funny for the day

If you can't think of any good Rapture jokes, don't worry...its not the end of the World
Smiley from millan.net

Friday, May 20, 2011

And the rain rain rain

came down down down
 in rushing rising rivlets.

That brings back all kinds of memories.
Boo! to all this rain.  I don't think anyone will be camping in the Uintahs next weekend.  Too much snow, the road isn't even open.  I was invited to a barbecue on Saturday that has now been canceled due to the back yard being a bit soggy.  I was so looking forward to a good juicy home made burger on the grill with all the yummy fixings.  Now it will have to wait until a later date.

I will admit, there have been times in my life that I have thought about how much fun it would be to live in Seattle.  After these last two weeks of rain, I say "No Thanks"  I love to eat the fresh crab and oysters, shop the markets and enjoy the ocean, But I don't think I would want to make it a permanent place of residence.  Too wet, I would end up with webbed feet and hands.
Smiley from millan.net
Maybe all this rain is a precurser to judgement day and the apocolypse that officially starts tomorrow.  What??? you didn't know?  Well...this gentleman is convinced we need to be ready.  As are several others.  In fact there is a billboard on the interstate through town with a similar warning.
Image: A volunteer from the U.S. religious group Family Radio hands out pamphlets
If this were the case - indeed I think we should throw a party.  Anyone want to come?

UnFortunately, I think I will find myself awakened at an unearthly hour on Saturday to make sure a little puppy gets to piddle.  I think the tasks for the day will be cleaning house and maybe taking it a bit easy as we all try to dry ourselves out before the next storm. 
Smiley from millan.net
Happy Apocolypse to you!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Puppy licks, puppy poops, puppy sighs, puppy loves, puppy tinkles, potty pads, puppy cries...
We have a little puppy at our house named Sadie.  Ralph calls her Nakich, I call her Sadie Belle.   No, we did not add another dog to our collection, we are just puppy sitting until she gets delivered to her new mommy.  Which happens to be my Mom.
This little girl is full of personality. She is constantly on the go, or curled up next to a warm body for her naps.

 Here are a few shots.

She is hard to get a picture of, but I was visiting a friend last night, and her daughter got Sadie to sit still for a picture.

 Here is her cute pink puppy belly.  She is even smiling for this shot.
 Here she is tugging on Riley's leash.  She did this both with Sam Sam and Riley.
Resting time.  She loves to snuggle against someone warm.  Riley seemed to be the perfect option.Photobucket

Friday, May 6, 2011

Time Relativity

The clock is telling me I have 2.5 more hours of work.  My brain tells me that it has put in 8+ hours already and that I need to go home.  It doesn't help matters that I have a date tonight with my sweetheart (yes, he actually made plans) and I get to be outside most of the day on Saturday.  It may be working in the garden, but I just tell myself it is the best way to start my summer tan. Ralph and I are hosting Mothers Day dinner for some of the family on Sunday.  Which by the way I love to do...no really...I do.  I am looking forward to my time away from my desk and I have spring fevah!

So to all...have a good weekend and I will check back in with reports on how things went with a few pictures.

Ta Ta for now

Thursday, May 5, 2011


My Mom's little Millie Pup was hit by a car this morning and is no longer with us.  We will miss your zoom zooms, your licka licks, your teethy grins and your cuddles.   I wish I had better pictures, but here are a couple, courtesy of my SIL Mar.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Answers to Greek Mythology

If anyone is interested...here are the answers to the Greek Mythology questions posed in a previous post. (say that three times fast)

Our dinner group failed miserably.  I got the best score and I know nothing about Greek mythology save a few movies and books I have seen.
1.  Zeus
2. Hera
3. The Sea
4.  Ares - Zeus & Hera
5.  Aphrodite & Hephaistos
6. Athena - Athens
7. Sun/Moon
8.  Hades - River Styx
9.  Prometheus
10. Delphi the Oracle
11. Blind
12. Posieden
13. Paris
14. Hercules
15. Alpha and Omega
16.  Moses
17.  I will leave that to your imagination :)


I am sitting here feeling sorry for myself as I realized I...
  • Didn't save my list of files I needed fixed with all the details
  • Saved them but don't know where I saved them to
  • Realizing I have to start over.   Grrr FACE!
With that said...instead of starting over I thought I would spout off some sort of nonsense going on in my head.

Someone has popped a bag of popcorn here in the office and immediately I want to sit down with a bowl of butter smothered popcorn, my favorite drink and watch a movie.  Or popcorn not smothered in butter drinking a favorite drink and working on paper crafting hobbies (butter would ruin the projects)  What is it about the smell of popcorn or french fries that makes you want some? (unless of course someone has burned it)   Conditioning.

Kind of like Pavlov and his drooling dog, or Riley when he comes back in the house from doing his "business" he gets a treat. 

Are we just drones responding to things based on stimulus or are we in better control than that?  Don't know, but something to think about. 

Have a happy Tuesday evening