Monday, October 22, 2007

Useless Fluffiness

I got an email from Belle & figured I'd answer it on here. So, enjoy this dose of useless fluff. :-)

1. What time did you get up this morning? 10:15 - I didn't work last night & stayed up late in attempt to halfway keep my schedule

2. How do you like your steak? Medium - some red but still dead
3. What was the last film you saw at the movie theater? Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
4. What is your favorite TV show? Doctor Who, Firefly & Alias
5. What is your middle name? Joy
6. What is your favorite cuisine? Chinese
7. What foods do you dislike? Cauliflower - ick!
8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Come Undone by Jackson Waters - The dude with the long red curls is the youngest son of one of our pastors at church
9. Who is your favorite singer? Ella Fitzgerald - I really need to get my CDs unpacked now...

10. What is your favorite song at the moment? I Need You & Life After Death & Taxes, both by Reliant K and Come Undone by Jackson Waters

11. What characteristics do you despise? Lying, manipulating, whining - the same as Belle's answer
12. What are your favorite clothes? For regular wear, long boot-cut jeans & a funny T-shirt. If I were skinny & had somewhere I could wear them, 40's & 50's style skirts & blouses
13. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Scotland & Israel
14. Where would you want to retire? I wanna travel everywhere but based near family
15. Favorite time of day? Whenever I'm allowed to sleep while it's dark outside!
16. Where were you born? Topeka, KS
17. What is your favorite sport to watch? Anything horse related (esp. this video - I get the chills!) & hockey
18. Who do you think will not send this back? Hbda-hbda-hbda
19. Person you expect to send it back first? See above
21. Beavers or Ducks? I don't understand this question, who wrote this? I'd choose Monkeys anyday!! (This was Belle's answer & I'm gonna leave it!)
20. Pepsi or Coke? Cherry Vanilla Diet Dr. Pepper
22. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Neither now but used to be a night owl
23. Pedicure or manicure? Pedicure - I love having my feet massaged
24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? I have video of demons disco dancing in strobe lights! Will post at a later date ;-)
25. What did you want to be when you were little? A horse trainer & showman
26. What is your best childhood memory? My horses
27. Piercings? Ears - 5 altogether
28. Ever been to Africa ? No, but would love to go someday
29. Ever been toilet papering? Kinda sorta - helped fork the pastor's yard once
30. Been in a car accident? A car rolled into me & hurt my knee once but it wasn't bad at all
31. Favorite day of the week? Sundays - lots of little kids & I got to sleep a night both times!
32. Favorite restaurant? Olive Garden, Montana Mikes - love the sweet potatoes
33. Favorite flower? Poppies
34. Favorite ice cream? Chocolate, filled with chocolate, topped with chocolate & maybe a bit of caramel
35. Favorite fast food restaurant? Subway & Quiznos
36. How many times did you fail your driver's test? I have never failed a driving test

37. From whom did you get your last email? Belle
38. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? This place, so long as I didn't have to pay for it ;-)
39. Bedtime? ASAP
40. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? See 18
41. Last person you went out to dinner with? The Mothership, Peanut, Kat & Nameless, probably 3-4 weeks ago
42. What are you listening to right now? The opening song to Beauty & The Beast - Jay's hobbits are here
43. What is your favorite color? Purple or red
44. How many tattoos do you have? None... yet!
45. How many people are you sending this email to? See 18
46. Favorite magazine? Guns & Ammo
47. What time did you finish this email? Noon

Saturday, October 20, 2007

:rolls eyes:

Ahhh, what a world, what a world...

The other morning we ended up secluding a girl after she was sent back from the school for refusing to take off her coat. She has readily admitted that the reason she acts up is for the attention, so while I was monitoring her thru the little window in the locked door, I refused to look directly at her & just kept track of her in my peripheral vision. Another staff came along & started laughing. I guess the girl was trying to stare me down & my ignoring her was driving her nuts. She pulled a 6-inch piece of denim from the cuff of her pants & faked strangling herself. I just raised my eyebrows & shook my head. After all, what damage could she possibly do to herself with that. She kept banging on the window & would occasionally yell "HA-HA!" thru the intercom. I wanted to get on the intercom & ask her what she thought was so funny, since she was secluded & we as staff were the ones who were foot loose & fancy free. I was even getting paid time & a half to be there. But we mustn't instigate the precious little kiddos.

This was the same kid who took a good 45-minutes to come out of her room for lab draws several weeks ago & was wearing a leather jacket when she knew full well she would have to remove it for the nurse. She just stood there, looking down her nose at me with this smug little smirk on her face. I told her she wouldn't get anything at all, bathroom door open included, until she redirected & followed instructions. It took her another 45 minutes, but she eventually let the nurses get their vials of blood.

Did I mention she broke her glasses (either 2nd or 3rd pair since she's been here) & then broke a lense & started scratching on her wrist. She put it up to the window & said "See - I'm bleeding." There was a spot of blood maybe as big as the tip of a pin, but she kept going on it, so we had to go take it before secluding her again for pushing staff.

At least the physically violent one who was refusing her meds for the last week & a half is gone to the psych hospital.

Videos of the Hobbitses

First up, we have Bobo & Little Man wrestling with Flanders, with Sugar Plum in a cameo appearance toward the end...

And, now Sugar Plum (who had just finished saying "A-dba-dba-dba" to me & then laughing uproariously - I can only assume it was the world's 2nd funniest joke, as there are no remaining copies of the #1 joke per Monty Python), Nameless (who really, really needs a name), Little Man, Ramone (:rolls eyes & shrugs:) & Flanders, who doesn't bend that way.

Why yes, I have been spending too much time on YouTube - there are even science videos on there that have come in handy during Microbiology.

Hope this works - I'm at :cough:work:cough: where there is a severe lack of Javascript & all other things that make the intertubes so much more fun...

Monday, October 08, 2007

New House...

A few pictures of the new house. All off-white walls - which I personally think is unacceptable, but that's just me. :-(
The entryway, view from the front door - the floors are laminate. The piano is now against the wall on the lower right side. The two bedrooms are off to the right side, the living is to the left, the kitchen is down the hallway around the corner & the bathroom is at 12 o'clock.The kitchen - the fridge is a commercial one! The island with the stove is topped by black marble. The flooring is linoleum.
The kitchen from another angle. The built-in BBQ grill is original & the stone is all the backside of the fireplace in the living room. There is a circle all the way around the fireplace that gets used as a racetrack when Bobo & Little Man are here. Boo also walks it, making sure all is as it should be in her house.
The living room - the fireplace is on the left side. There are now blue sheers up on the window.
The dining room, from by the fireplace in the living room. We have Heritage Lace curtains up on the window now & a curio cabinet in the corner. We are loving the laminate flooring, especially when the kids are here - no more peeling gooey food out of the carpet after meals.

We're still in the process of moving, but we've had the whole family out several times. Dad bought a go-cart "for the grandkids" (yeah, right, whatever you say...) & it has gotten lots of use. I got to go to East Lake yesterday evening with Flanders, Ramone, Jer & Jay to play with Jay's new jetski. That was so. much. fun! Jay managed to throw Ramone off once when practicing tight doughnuts at top speed. Ramone & Jer both tried (a bit) to toss me off, but I managed to stay on, thanks to years of horseback riding. Jer & I didn't get to stay completely dry though, as we flipped it over whilst trying to load it onto the trailer. Always glad to give the guys a reason to laugh...

The Firing Range...

Since the hobbits are here & it's slightly impossible to study, I'll post a few pictures from an afternoon at the range. As you can see, we kinda need to hit the whole area with a bush cutter. I think Viking Dad is planning on burning it all off once the majority of the weeds are dead.
Flanders, Ramone & Jer...
Ramone's turn - the backstop-thingie also needs to be replaced. And they used metal posts to support it!
My cousin Jay, Beetlebomb, Elf & Lil'Un's dad...
Flanders firing...
Jer's turn...

I got to play some too, but as it's my camera there are no pics of me. (Count your blessings... :grin:)