12.14.2006

Things...

33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names

  1. AGLET - The plain or ornamental covering on the end of a shoelace.
  2. ARMSAYE - The armhole in clothing.
  3. CHANKING - Spat-out food, such as rinds or pits.
  4. COLUMELLA NASI - The bottom part of the nose between the nostrils.
  5. DRAG√ČES - Small beadlike pieces of candy, usually silver-coloured, used for decorating cookies, cakes and sundaes.
  6. FEAT - A dangling curl of hair.
  7. FERRULE - The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place.
  8. HARP - The small metal hoop that supports a lampshade.
  9. HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER - A 64th note. (A 32nd is a demisemiquaver, and a 16th note is a semiquaver.)
  10. JARNS,
  11. NITTLES,
  12. GRAWLIX,
  13. and QUIMP - Various squiggles used to denote cussing in comic books.
  14. KEEPER - The loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.
  15. KICK or PUNT - The indentation at the bottom of some wine bottles. It gives added strength to the bottle but lessens its holding capacity.
  16. LIRIPIPE - The long tail on a graduate's academic hood.
  17. MINIMUS - The little finger or toe.
  18. NEF - An ornamental stand in the shape of a ship.
  19. OBDORMITION - The numbness caused by pressure on a nerve; when a limb is `asleep'.
  20. OCTOTHORPE - The symbol `#' on a telephone handset. Bell Labs' engineer Don Macpherson created the word in the 1960s by combining octo-, as in eight, with the name of one of his favourite athletes, 1912 Olympic decathlon champion Jim Thorpe.
  21. OPHRYON - The space between the eyebrows on a line with the top of the eye sockets.
  22. PEEN - The end of a hammer head opposite the striking face.
  23. PHOSPHENES - The lights you see when you close your eyes hard. Technically the luminous impressions are due to the excitation of the retina caused by pressure on the eyeball.
  24. PURLICUE - The space between the thumb and extended forefinger.
  25. RASCETA - Creases on the inside of the wrist.
  26. ROWEL - The revolving star on the back of a cowboy's spurs.
  27. SADDLE - The rounded part on the top of a matchbook.
  28. SCROOP - The rustle of silk.
  29. SNORKEL BOX - A mailbox with a protruding receiver to allow people to deposit mail without leaving their cars.
  30. SPRAINTS - Otter dung.
  31. TANG - The projecting prong on a tool or instrument.
  32. WAMBLE - Stomach rumbling.
  33. ZARF - A holder for a handleless coffee cup.

12.06.2006

New Hobby

I saw this picture and thought it was awesome. I think I found a new hobby….
Guru has always said that I need a hobby besides watching TV…I’m still not sure what’s wrong with watching TV…Anyway, this is something that I can do that doesn’t cost a lot of money an d could possibly bring us closer together, at least physically, I can be doing something w/ her in the basement while she’s crapbooking, oops SCRAPBOOKING.
I’ll let you know how it’s going…..
http://petegoldlust.com/carvedcrayons.html#
http://www.notcot.com/archives/2006/10/carved_crayons.html


PS....The below video makes me want to be a Hog Fan......Those who know me, know what I'm talking about!!

11.29.2006

Anything but Music....

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Thanks to all that contributed to my November blog. I have to admit I set it up to take a break, collect my thoughts so I could blog w/ fury and have alot to talk about. BUT, it back fired; I have no idea of what to say. Well, I can I write about the schnee that has covered our city, or is it a town...city, I think. A town is smaller, yea we live in a city.....anyway, the schnee, it's nice, it brought w/it frigid temps, the high today was 30, the low tonight is to be around -2…ouch!! Anyway the house in the pic is ours, all decorated for Christmas. It doesn’t blink or flash like the one in the video, but it’s homey. I’m sure that you all have seen this video from last year, but I thought that I would feature it to get us all into the Christmas spirit.

10.31.2006

November thoughts - SONGS THAT MOVE YOU!

On the radio this morning I hear a conversation that sparked a new blog topic. This is going to be an ongoing blog, for the month of November I’m going to keep this post up, with modifications along the way. Just reply and I’ll add your reply to the post along w/ the songs…if I can find them.

The Topic: SONGS THAT MOVE YOU!

They can be inspirational, sad, happy, etc.

17)Kalyon Ka Chamon - UMI 10....james

16)Jennifer Knapp - Faithful to Me....ali kat

15)Jaci Velasquez - On My Knees....ali kat

14)Gershwin - Someone to Watch Over Me....ali kat

13)Lonestar - Amazed...logziella
12)Martina McBride - Anyway...amos
11)(depends on how I need to be moved).....amekuser
* Toward God: - Marcos Witt - Santo, Santo, Santo
* Romantic: - Eva Cassidy - Song Bird
* Sentimental: - Don Henley - End of the Innocence
* Make me laugh: - Blondie - Maria (...you gotta see her)
* Make me want to drop everything and become a musician: - John Mayer - Clarity
* Make me want to drive fast: - Tiziano Ferro - Stop! Dimentica
* Make me miss my friend Cha-rizz like nobody's business: - Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town

10)Sheryl Crow & Sting - Always by my side....amazingbrenda

9)Don Henley - The Heart of the Matter....amazingbrenda

8)Bob Carlisle - Butterfly Kisses....somebody's nobody

7)Barry White - Can't get enough of your love....scrapbookigguru

6)Body Rockers - I like the way you move...scrapbookigguru

5)Any Josh Groban Song - The Prayer....amos

4)Eugene Gregory - You are my Everything....amos

3)Gary Allan - Life Ain't Always Beautiful....alyssa

2)Tom Jones - Sex Bomb....Mr Zig

1)Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance



10.30.2006

October



I got to thinking this morning, I just recently had my 36th birthday, & was think of every ones age in my family. My brothers are 8 & 10 years older than me, my kids, my wife, my mom & dad. It dawned on me that I am the same age as my dad was when I was when I was born, he was 36. I don’t know if this means anything or not. Just interesting I guess. I still feel young, well not at this moment at 6:20AM on a Monday morning, but overall I still feel young. I guess I am! They say that you are as old as you feel. I feel like I am……….27, tired, but 27.

I was talking to someone the other day about skiing, I mentioned that I am going to have to wear some type of knee brace because a few years back I tweaked my knee skiing and every once in awhile I can feel a strain. So ask me at the end of the winter how old I fell then. This Christmas we have plans to go skiing or at least do some serious schnee playin’ while my oldest brother & his family along with our mom come to visit.

Facts for 10/21/1970:

October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining.
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
- In the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel 30 years into the future from 1985 to October 21, 2015.

October 1970:
- Jethro Tull was a band on the cusp of international stardom when it played Great Britain's epochal Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.
- October 1: Jimi Hendrix' funeral.
- October 3: Janis Joplin dies.

The October Crisis was a series of dramatic events triggered by two terrorist kidnappings in the province of Quebec, Canada, in October 1970, which ultimately resulted in a brief invocation of the War Measures Act by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

See upcoming mini series: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485766/

10.24.2006

I’m bringing home a baby Bumble Bee…(Update)


I recently shared w/ you my disappointment about only receiving 5 crackers in my Bumble Bee Ready to Eat Chicken Salad. But how Bumble Bee stepped up and righted the situation w/ some coupons. So now I must update you on the next round in this apparently ongoing saga….

Last week I was digging into my Bumble Bee Ready to Tuna Salad. (I assume that they get the Chicken Salad crackers from the same bin that they get the Tuna Salad crackers.) I wasn’t really paying attention to what I was doing, talking to a co-worker. I opened the cracker package and was elated to see that the prodigal cracker had returned. I stopped and showed everyone the missing cracker. I didn’t have my camera and was disappointed that I wouldn’t be able to share w/ ya’ll (Okie talk) my surprise & joy. I had to resort to my cell camera, not the best pic, but you can see it….

10.20.2006

Hearing vs Listening

On the way to work this morning, I heard a song on the radio, it’s not a very up lifting song, and in fact it’s down right depressing. And in worldly fashion, it’s one of those songs that they play over & over & over until you find yourself singing to it. Being a new song that I’ve heard only about 3 times, I was listening closely to hear the words, again, it’s a very depressing song, but 1 line I caught was “…You made me compliment myself when it was way too hard to take…” That got me thinking of my lovely wife. Now your thinking “....Where is he going with this....?” Hang w/ me because it was an illumination to me and my life.

Last night I was talking to our Pastors wife, who is in charge of worship in our church. I was talking w/ her about joining the orchestra and get back into playing (Yes, Amos). We were talking for about 10 minutes & I was explaining to her how long it’s been since I’ve played (Alto Sax by the way) and that I can read music, but I should be able to play by chord charts the way the church does. I wasn’t down playing my abilities; I thought I was just being honest, in my way of thinking. Just about then my wife comes storming in the room and says “Stop that!! You need to sell yourself!!” It kind of threw me off a little. Now she has always said this to me, not in away that is deceptive by any means, but in a way that is positive and encouraging. You see, my way of thinking is that I need to be honest w/ people about everything. Sometimes I have the tendency to downplay my abilities. I don’t like to brag on my self & I feel uncomfortable doing that. However I know the word says that “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” (Phil 4:13)

Now back to song, in this “thought-rabbit trail”, I heard my fathers voice say “I am proud of you and I don’t like it when you down play the gifts that I have blessed you with.” It was as clear as day that it was His voice. I was just thinking along and clearly and lovingly He said this. Now in true fatherly fashion I was quickly convicted and at that moment, I decided to change my way of thinking. I was reminded again that I am the righteousness of Christ and that the Lord has created me for such a time as this to shine for His glory. We all have been given talents and gifts to use. We are to use them for gain, gain for ourselves of gain for the Kingdom of God. Just a worldly father enjoys and receives pleasure from his children doing good and taking advantage of his blessings and place in the family; God enjoys and receives glory by use using what He gave to us.

10.17.2006

SCHNEE!!!!!!





I was sitting here at my desk at work, minding my own business, answering phone calls from helpless 'users' and glanced out the window. First I thought, 'that's alot of bugs'. Then I got up and looked closer.......SCHNEE!!! Yea!!! But wait....I ran back to my computer, sure enough, it's not cold enough for schnee, but, it's...schnee, how can it be?!?!?! (JJ would say 'that rhymes'). I can hardly wait, real schnee, mountain schnee....YEA!!!! I want to going schnee skiing right now!!! Oh what fun it will be.

10.10.2006

Let's get back to the basics..pt 2


...continued

with new music!!!!


GOOD WIFE'S GUIDE

The Good Wife's Guide Housekeeping Monthly

-Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious
meal ready on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that
you have be thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men
are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially
his favourite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.

-Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he
arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be
fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.

-Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may
need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.

-Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the
house just before your husband arrives. Run a dustcloth over the tables.

-Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for
him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and
order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comfort
will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.

-Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the
washer, dryer or vacuum. Encourage the children to be quiet.

-Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.

-Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the
moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his
topics of conversation are more important than yours.

-Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to
dinner or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to
understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at
home and relax.

-Your goal: To try and make sure your home is a place of peace, order, and
tranquillity where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
Don't greet him with complaints and problems.

-Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him
lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing
and pleasant voice.

-Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or
integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always
exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to
question him.

A good wife always knows her place.

10.05.2006

Help Desk

I have been accused of being an blogger tease, I guess that means that I don't post enough. I don't want to disappoint any loyal fans by not posting enough, how dare I!!? Some people post about daily events in their life. Others post about special things that happen to them or significant strides they have made regarding a certain topic. Well, either I'm not that interesting or not that much stuff happens to me in one day. My day consists of loving on my family and working. Loving on my family is great and I guess I could share of all the cute little things that my kids say, but that's not me. My work, is just that.....WORK. So I have to post things that are funny and make me laugh at life.
So, I found this clip awhile back and thought that I would share this.....Enjoy!!

10.04.2006

A night at the movies

The other day at work we got into a discusion about favorite movies. Everyone had their favs. I was rackin' my brains to remember mine. I know, I know...remember??! "Everyone knows their favorite movie". I just couldn't remember mine. The reason being is that mine is a foreign film, every time I watch it, I just have to smile. Here's the link to a small clip....I hope you like it too(click on picture below)......amazingbrenda, this is for you!!!

9.25.2006

Jo Jack Potato Sack


Sunday afternoon was absolutely gorgeous. Big blue sky, snow on the mountain peaks, bright sun. Perfect day to go for a bike ride!! We saddled up and headed for the trail. I was on my trusty Schwinn, L was pullin Pocky & Si was on his hotrod. After a 'once-around' the block we stopped at the school/local park. Feeling good, I comendered Si's hotrod and took it for a spin. First spin was great, felling cocky, I took it around for some more. I found the goal of everyboy who has mastered the hum-drum pedeling process.....a jump! That's right a bon-a-fide jump. Not just any jump, but a natural jump, made from the hills we road on. With glee and excitement, I approached. "Yes, success, I made it" Next time.....FASTER!!! I swung that iron peddling machine arround and set my gaze. "Faster, Higher, Better" I let loose and peddled, aiming for the best spot, there it is!!! Up, up & Down, and down hard, right on my left knee and arm. AAAAGGHHHHH that hurt. Don't let the boys see the pain. Yes pain, road rash pain. This is a learning experience, "For who?" you may ask, well the boys of course. Don't ever let them see you cry, suck it up & act like nothing happened.
Some other kids were in the park that day, the wanted to know what Si's name was, in his hesitation they said "Hey what's your name?.......Is it Jo Jack Potato sack?"
What does that have to do w/ my stunt.....nothing just thought it was funny.

9.19.2006

I'm bringing home a baby Bumble Bee



This being my first blog in the Blogger world I feel I must start w/ the most recent happening in My life....Last week was getting ready to tear into some lucious Bumble Bee Ready to Eat Chicken Salad. It makes a wonderful snack ( 6 crackers w/ evenly spread Chicken Salad atop of them. Well, I was meticulously setting up for the spread and noticed that I only had 5 crackers, yep, 5, count them....count them I did!!! Where was the sixth one? Still in the package? Nope, empty. With a very disappointed look on my face & an empty space in my stomach. I stepped up, went to BumbleBee.com and let my feelings be known. Feeling alittle contentment w/ my situation I proceeded to enjoy my 5 fully loaded Chicken Salad crackers. I forgot all about my little rant and last week I received in the mail, 2 coupons, 1 for .25 off Any Variety, Any Size Bumble Bee Product & 1 for One FREE Any Variety.....Mission Accomplilshed....I love Bumble Bee!!! This just makes me want to sing "....I'm bringing home a baby Bumble Bee, won't my mommy be so proud of me..."

Bon Appetit