Friday, January 26, 2007

Lagoons & Galoons

Mom & I stopped off at Emporia on the way up to the farm with Bobo. We were in this fun little shop (which is apparently closing soon) when Bobo started doing the potty dance. So we made the trek to the restroom where, upon finishing his business, we had a 5-minute long discussion over washing his hands. It seems that Sage & Citrus soap "smells bad."

We finally got the hands washed & headed for the toys again. And once again, the potty dance made an appearance, this time accompanied by some rather noxious gas.

Back to the bathroom (skip to the loo, my darling...) where we had another, longer discussion, this time over what all the pipes on the walls & ceiling were for & where they all went. I was informed that when the toilet was flushed, "it would go to the galoon!"

The galoon, huh?

Keep in mind, Bobo lives on a farm, where there is no sewage system like all the city folk have. So everything flushed goes to the lagoon, or as it is now dubbed - the galoon.

I also heard an interesting story about how Grammie (The Mothership) came to visit Bobo & entourage & stopped in the driveway. According to the little hobbit, "she got a cup & fiwled it up in da galoon & den she dwank it!" (This was followed by laughter.) I'm assuming this was either an odd dream or some really gross whopper. Can't really see Mom doing anything of the sort.

There was probably more funny & outrageous stuff that went on but I'm very sleepy & cain't remember a durn thing. Hope all y'all have a lovely weekend.

Movie Time, Baby!

Tomorrow, the college outreach group at church is hosting a Lord of the Rings movie marathon. We'll be seeing all three extended versions back to back.

So, tonight I'm making four batches each of the Kitchen Sink Cookies & Strawberry Dessert Cake.

This is gonna be so very, very shiny...

(Although I guess "shiny" doesn't really go with LOTR. Oh well, it's all good...)

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Chillens

The Mothership & I went up yonder to the farm last weekend to return Bobo to his rightful owners & see the other short ones - Little Man & Sugar Plum.

Auntie LG, of course, had to teach the kiddos some new words & phrases that have absolutely no purpose.

Like "Shiny - Let's be bad guys." Although that one came out as "Siny - Yet's be bad guys" with an adorable laugh. Little Man was even saying his version of "Shiny!" by the time we left.

We watched the hobbits Friday evening while Flanders & Belle went to Topeka for a night out. Sugar Plum isn't used to a bottle, so we were warned she probably wouldn't eat. She didn't but there wasn't any fussing as she was apparently immersed in the movie Mom & I were watching - Return to Me. Even after Momma got home & feeding commenced, she still turned around to watch the computer screen.

I took some toy horses I have (I won't mention just how many of these things I have...) & they were a big hit with the boys. It's been decided that the Mothership will get cats & dogs for the boys, Auntie LG will provide the horses (of course) & F&B will focus on the rest of the farm animals.

There was more funny stuff that happened, but Mom just called & we're going to a tea room in Lindsborg for a late birthday lunch, so I gotta get. I'll try to remember it all & tell ya later.


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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Phone Menu

An oldie but goodie passed on from a friend at work...


Hello and thank you for calling The State Mental Hospital

Please select from the following options menu:

If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly.

If you are codependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you.

If you have multiple personalities, press 3, 4, 5 and 6.

If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want.
Stay on the line so we can trace your call.

If you are delusional, press 7 and your call will be forwarded to the Mother Ship.

If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press.

If you are manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press, nothing will make you happy anyway.

If you are dyslexic, press 9696969696969696.

If you are bipolar, please leave a message after the beep or before the beep or after the beep.
Please wait for the beep.

If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.

If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.

If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.

If you have low self-esteem, please hang up.
Our operators are too busy to talk with you.

If you are menopausal, put the gun down, hang up, turn on the fan, lie down and cry.
You won't be crazy forever.

If you are blonde, don't press any buttons, you'll just mess it up.

Some days when my shift is over, I want to be admitted to the local mental hospital.

Welcome to the Funny Farm.

Blasted Snow

Well, I was going to take a stab at actually having a social life tonight, but the durn weather decided to be difficult. Snow, snow & more snow.

Crap in a flippin' hat.

The Mothership, Peanut, Kat, several friends & I had plans to go down yonder to Wichita for dinner & to see Night at the Museum for my birthday. Unfortunately, we're getting 4-6 inches today, so no can do. The roads on the way back from the farm were wretched. (Mom & I had been up to see Flanders, Belle & their little hobbits.)

Note to self: Start wearing shoes that have backs & don't just slip on. Snow is very, very cold on sock-clad feet.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

G-Rated Vocabulary

Your Mind is G Rated

Your mind is cleaner than a nun's. You're totally pure.
In fact, you often don't catch on to how dirty the world really is.

This one is so true - I got more an education than I ever wanted when I worked on the shop floor at Cessna. I'm still learning stuff I don't wanna know courtesy of the teenagers at work.

Your Vocabulary Score: A

Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary!
You must be quite an erudite person.
How's Your Vocabulary?

The main additions to my vocabulary lately have been Shiny* & Frak**. Yeah - too much dvd time.

With a curtsey to Leslie...

* from Serenity/Firefly
** from Battlestar Galactica


You scored as Capt. Lee Adama (Apollo). You have spent your life trying to live up to and impress your Dad, shame he never seemed to notice. You are a stickler for the rules. But in matters of loyalty and honour you know when they have to be broken.

Capt. Lee Adama (Apollo)


CPO Galen Tyrol


President Laura Roslin


Lt. Kara Thrace (Starbuck)


Number 6


Commander William Adama


Tom Zarek


Col. Saul Tigh


Dr Gaius Baltar


Lt. Sharon Valerii (Boomer)


What New Battlestar Galactica character are you?
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See - I said he was cute! And his British accent in the extra features of the dvds are just icing.

I just watched the cliff-hanger ending of season 1. Season 2 better get here quick!

(I won't mention that I went on IMDb & read the summaries of all the season 2 & 3 episodes. I also won't mention that I used to have a habit of reading the last 2 or 3 pages of a book before starting at the beginning.)

Saturday, January 13, 2007

My New Addiction

I just watched the first three discs of Battlestar Galactica, season 1 of the new series. I'm officially hooked.

It took me a little while to get into it & I finally figured out why after looking on Netflix. There was a four hour miniseries that preceded it. No wonder I was confused. So that is now at the top of my Netflix list, right before season 2.

I also have to add that the fella that plays Lee Adama is pretty stinkin' cute.


I was playing Civ3 the other day as the French. (I'm usually American or English, but I wanted to hear the little musketeers do the goofy "Ohohoho" thing they do when they fortify.) My opponents were the Germans, Japanese & Italians. Well, Rome, but same thing. Anyway, my civilization was rather large & the others, with the exception of the Japanese, just weren't expanding very quickly. They also kept declaring war on me even though I had over a 100 little soldier dudes & they (the Romans, for example) only had 3 cities & an equally small number of soldiers. Germany, at one point, had one city & 4-5 soldiers & the boy still declared war on me. After I'd taken his other cities in a previous little war, also started by him. What was I do besides annihilate him & take his one little city? Yeah, baby, Hamburg was all mine. As was the rest of the map.

Weird, but I think was a freakish little retribution for WWII. Of course, the French were headed by an American this time, so that might've been the difference. ;D

Friday, January 05, 2007

A New Toy

Sydney has discovered a new toy.

The toilet paper.

Yup. She managed to shut herself in the bathroom this morning & when I opened the door, most of the new roll was in a pile on the ground.

She, of course, looked completely innocent. Uh-huh, like I'm really gonna buy that.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


I do believe I need to brush on my courtly protocol.

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Duchess Ladygunn the Weary of Goosnargh Leering
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

As my friends, you may refer to me informally as Your Grace. That will be all.

(How did they know I'm always tired? Freaky.)

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