Friday, April 27, 2007

Brain Exercises

Take the Impossible Quiz! (Link thanks to cousin #49)

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Are you sure that's our baby?

Imagine that you and your spouse were utilizing the services of a fertility clinic. What would you do if you found out that the clinic used someone else's sperm instead of yours (or your husband's)?

It actually happened to a couple in New York - they knew something strange had happened when the baby was darker than they expected.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Mmmm...Ice Cream!

Baskin Robbins is inviting everyone to join them for a 31-cent scoop event!

Date: May 2, 2007
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Location: Your nearest participating Baskin Robbins
Cause: National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

If you need a little convincing, their flavors of the months are...(drumroll please)...
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and Heath Bar Crunch!

More information here. Don't miss it! :)

Monday, April 23, 2007

Holey Shirt!

Nope, no typos in that title. Just wanted to let y'all know that I came to work today wearing a shirt with a hole on the sleeve! No, it's not the hole that you're supposed to put your arm through. I have no idea where it came from! It's like someone took some scissors and just put a little slice in my shirt.

Anyway, so I tried to see if my hair was long enough to cover it up most of the time - it's not. Then I tried to see if I could roll up my sleeve to hide it. The hole is too high - doesn't work.

I guess I'll just have to wear my jacket for the rest of the day.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Noah and his Animals nephew Noah was walking out of church holding a little animal contraption that he made in Sabbath School (it was a lion's head on a popsicle stick).

Me: What's that, Noah?
Noah: A lion. I made it Sabbath School.
Me: Ahh...that's really cool. Hey, Noah, what does a lion say?
Noah: (pauses, then gives me an annoyed look) Lions don't talk.
Me: (thinking, 'Wow, what a smart kid! Dang, what a dumb question!')
Oh, you're right. I'm sorry. What does a lion sound like?
Noah: (probably thinking, 'Finally! An intelligent question!') GRRRRRR....

Oh man. I was corrected by a 4 year old. I should really review the capabilities of humans and animals.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Protection from the Clones

It's in the works! California State Senator Carole Midgen is working to make it a requirement to label food that comes from cloned animals!

Read more here...and even if you don't want to read the whole thing, click to see the Senator's picture.

Did you see it? I'll be honest...when I saw it for the first time, I didn't know if it was a real picture. But hey, who am I to judge? She's fighting for the separation of cloned and natural-bred food! She's awesome :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Haha...sounds very Canadian. And no, that's not a typo.

Yesterday, I bought 7 (seven) boxes of Quaker Toasted Crunch Snack Bars - which are awesome not only because they have no peanuts, but because there is no peanut flour in them.

Seven boxes x 6 packs/box x 2 bars/pack = 84 bars! I was in granola heaven! However, my time in granola heaven was cut short. While putting the boxes away, I saw that one of them was past the expiration date...and not by just a couple of was back on January 30, 2007. Yes, today is April 10, 2007.

Being the wonderful consumer that I am, I decided to give the Quaker folks a friendly call to explain my situation. The lady listened to my short story, and quickly offered to send me a full value coupon to make up for the inconvenience. The most wonderful part of the story is what she said after I gave her all of my information:

"If you still want to eat them, there's no harm in doing that. They'll still be crispy! We just give you the guaranteed freshness date, but they should still be good now."

Awesome, huh? I wonder if I should still eat them...

Friday, April 06, 2007

Dental Hygiene

A dentist has been found guilty of unhygienic practices, including:

- Not wearing gloves when treating patients
- Urinating in the surgery sink
- Not washing his hands before treating patients
- Using dental tools to clean his fingernails and ears

He's been doing this for over 28 years and just now has been banned from practicing dentistry.
How much do you trust YOUR dentist?

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


...somatic. That is what I am today. Because I've decided to go back to school, I've had to get those pesky shots again. Yes, it's been 10 years since I've had them done...except for the TB test...which was 3 1/2 years ago...grrr...

So this is what they did to me today:

Left arm: Tetanus shot and TB test
Right arm: Hep B sequence, #1 of 3. (Yep...that's right. I got two more coming to the right arm.)

Right now, my right arm hurts. That crazy needle went so deep into my arm that I think it came out the other side of my arm!!! I think the jaundice is kicking in, but that might just be the color of my skin since I desperately need some sun! In addition to that, the left side of my jaw is kinda tight. I'm guessing that it's the lock jaw kicking in.

Does anyone have a cure for the psychosomatic effects of shots? A placebo of some sort, perhaps?