Tuesday, January 31, 2006

So, you think you know everything?

Here is a fun list I received via email:

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Fall s froze completely solid.

The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."

There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.


There is an eerie quiet in my house this morning. Sigma is off at the Kitty Dentist having his teeth cleaned today. There are no cats fighting, no whining from him wanting his food bowl filled (he will only eat out of it if it is completely filled). No following me around the house, tripping over him....It's kinda nice. Here is a pic of him the other day sitting on the couch, totally unposed, we came home and found him like this....I swear.

Monday, January 30, 2006

I Won.......

Yesterday was a pretty boring day in our house. Mike was in class until around 1pm and I was lazing around the house attempting to get some housework done. After he got home we went for some lunch, walked around the mall and Home Depot for awhile and came back home to relax. Around 7pm Mike says, "Lets go to the boat." So off we went, $40 each in our pockets and a hope in our eye. We weren't doing so well and both of us lost our first 20 bucks pretty quick. We walked around and saw some slots that looked fun and took our places. My second time betting and wouldn't you know I had hit something big. That little counter kept going and going and going. Mike and I got excited, the little old man next to me and his wife were watching and getting excited. Eventually it stopped and it said I had won 2100..........................

Pennies! Yes folks we were playing the penny slots and I had just won $21 bucks. For only playing 90 cents so far, I thought that was pretty good. I kept playing and hit another 1100 ($11.00), so now I was up $32.00. In the end I ended up walking out with $33.00. Not bad for playing penny slots with $40.00

Saturday, January 21, 2006

A Request....

As requested by Miss Emily....Here she is with her Pineapple Upside Down Cake

The reviews are coming in...."Moist and Delicious", The Best I've ever tasted", "Stupendous", "All time best cake maker I've ever seen", "MMMMMM, I love your cherries" (quoted from Bill).

Friday, January 20, 2006

New Years Eve 2001....

Here are two funny pics I came across from a couple of New Years Ago...

My Brother Bill...AKA Party Animal

My Hubby
and Sister-In-Law, Doing the Urkel

Bosom Buddies.....

My Aunt has been throwing a fit about her 50th birthday. Trying to convince all of us that she is only going to be 49, doesn't want a party, ect. Is basically being a big baby about turning 50. Today is the big day and last night, my Mom, Sister-In-Law and a friend of the soon to be "ELDER" decorated her yard. My Mom has been planning this for awhile. Late last night, they crept into her yard with a huge sign that read "Happy 50th from your bosom buddies", and a bunch of bras that we had all signed.

This morning when they went to check it out, they caught her taking it all down. After she left for work, my grandpa says, "I have a key!". They promptly went back to the house and proceeded to redecorate the yard. They didn't get it all back up but here are a few of the pics that I just went and took.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Dis n Dat....

Why do people have to type in slang? It's bad enough when they talk in it but type it? Heres a classic example from a message board I'm on:

"aww he is excited lol..das soo cute..but yeah this is my first baby and alls ..im due july 6th but i really dont like da deal dat ima be missin out on summer..lol..but i say some cute summer wear i could wear..i never wear shorts or skirts lol..but i know this summer ima hafta ima be soo freakin hot and stuff..so im jus gonna get a lot of cute maternity clothes fo summer..i even saw a cute two piece swimsuit..lol..well n e ways..congrats on ur baby..and happy new years..."

Why does this bother me so much? Oh Wait, I know....Pregnancy Hormones.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Yesterday was our 12 week checkup and so far everythings going great. The baby was hiding and we couldn't find the heartbeat so they did a quick ultrasound. YEAH!! We got to see little Tator. Baby is starting to look like something...

I've finally had to break down and buy maternity clothes. They are not comfortable at all. The jeans dig into your hips and the shirts tend to ride up on me. I think part of the problem is that I'm not quite big enough yet for them, but big enough that my regular clothes are pissing me off.

Why is it that when you are pregnant the "pregnancy police" come out? If I wanted your opinion I would have freaking asked. Strangers coming up to me and saying things like, " You know you are pregnant ( really?), why are you drinking soda?", " you shouldn't eat that, its loaded with nitrates.". I've talked to my doctor and a soda a day is okay, eating at Subway is not going to cause my unborn child to have some strange disease. Eating Peanut butter is not going to cause my child to be born with an allergic reaction. ( Okay, this could happen but the odds are about as good as Paris Hilton winning an Oscar.)

Thursday, January 12, 2006

What is MLK (pronounced milk) Day?

So Tuesday night we are sitting around my brothers house watching House MD when during a commercial my brother asks, "So, Whats with this MLK (pronounced MILK) day?" We all look at him and start cracking up. Apparently my niece told him right before she went to bed that she didn't have school on Friday or Monday for MILK (MLK) day.

I'm a Stripper....

So stealing from Emilys blog, here are my results:

Your Stipper Song Is

I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred

"And I'm too sexy for your party
Too sexy for your party
No way I'm disco dancing"

Yes, you're super sexy. But you never yourself too seriously!

(being 3 months pregnant, nobody is gonna wanna see that for awhile)