Wednesday, January 31, 2007

TV Show Review

A guy I work with is from Nova Scotia. Frank is a great guy with a very warped sense of humor. He recently turned me on to a Canadian TV series that is now on DVD. I have rented the first two season so far and I have to say it is hilarious.

Trailer Park Boys. Shot documentary style. It chronicles the lives of Julian and Randy, who live in the Sunnyvale trailer park. They are a couple of not too smart guys who drink so much, swear WAY too much (this show could never make it on US TV), and do a bit too much dope.

The humor is not for everyone. This is definitely rated R. There is a bit of over the top gun violence and Ricky and Julian end up in prison three times in the first two seasons. But with episode titles like "Fuck Community College, Let's Get Drunk and Eat Chicken Fingers", "I'm Not Gay, I Love Lucy... Wait a Second, Maybe I Am Gay" and "A Dope Trailer Is No Place for a Kitty" how can you go wrong by renting it. They make great episodes to watch while working out.

The characters are great. Bubbles, Mr Lahey, Randy, J-Roc, Trevor and Corey. Each one of them sorta remind you of someone you may already know.

Some of the things to take note of are... You never see Julian without a drink in his hand, even when driving, Ricky wears the same track pants every episode and how Bubbles got his name.

You can rent the first four seasons from Netflix.

If you rent it or have already seen it let me know what you think.

Note to self....

Remember to move the Clorox Clean-Up bottle away from the Spray -n- Wash bottle in laundry room.

I accidentally 'clean-up'ed a colored shirt. Now it is ruined..... DAMN!!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Drunk Munchies and Ramblings

I went out for a few drinks after work and got a pretty good buzz going. Now I am home and am hungry. I already ate dinner and and craving something sweet. So I decide to play some poker. That usually takes my mind off of eating. I have been packing on some pounds lately. I am usually good during the week but the weekends suck. I drink and then get the munchies. I could so easily make that box of pudding that is in the cupboard and it the whole thing. I won't but I could.
Back to my story.... I powered up the laptop and logged in to the poker room and find a table to play. I get about 20 hands in and the site goes down. Damn. I was doing really good too. Now I am thinking about eating... grrrr..
So I will type.
Hubby went to the Bucks game tonite with some people from work. I told him that if he wanted to play poker tomorrow that he needed to be home earlier than 3 am. Last time he went out after work it was almost 3am before he got home. I hate it cuz then he ends up not doing anything the next day except sleep.
Work sucks. I am so looking for another job after we get our bonuses in March. My co-worker, L, is on vacation today and all of next week and already it a nightmare. I literally spent most of the day working on two pagers than were not getting a signal from the network. The vendor has no idea why this is happening and have already shipped them new devices. Monday is already shaping up to be a crappy day. I hope that L is having fun on his cruise in the Caribbean. It is a gay and lesbian cruise. Charo is one of the feature entertainers on the cruise. These should be some very interesting pictures. He better bring me back a bottle of rum!!
The poker site is still down. It has been almost an hour now. Maybe I should take a nap. That will cure my munchies. That sounds like an idea.... sorry for the ramblings... and see ya when I wake up!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Because I have Nothing Better...

.... to Write About. You get a little thing about how to tell if you are from Wisconsin. I will add my own stupid comments.

  • You know how to polka, but never tried it sober. What else do you do at weddings other than polka... wait see the one a few down.
  • You know what knee-high by the Fourth of July means. I won't tell you the answer to this one
  • You know it is traditional for the bride and groom to go bar hopping between the reception and wedding dance. This depends if you live in the southern or northern half of the state. In the southern half, you go after church and pictures but before the dinner. Up north, you go after dinner and make your grand entrance at the bridal dance about 9:30pm.
  • You know the difference between "Green" and "Red" farm machinery, and would fight with your friends on the playground over which was better! Do you know which is red and green? It is kinda like a red or blue state....
  • You buy Christmas presents at Fleet Farm. We have Farm & Fleets around here. Where else can you buy a saddle for your horse, a 6lb bag of cashews, oil for your tractor, paint and a dress??
  • You spent more on beer & liquor than you did on food at your wedding. uhhhh yeah!!!
  • You hear someone use the word "oof-dah" and you don't break into uncontrollable laughter. My aunt still uses that word to this day... same thing with the word "dupa"
  • You or someone you know was a "Dairy Princess" at the county fair. I was too busy showing horses to be a princess.
  • You know that "combine" is a noun. Think wheat
  • You let your older siblings talk you into putting your tongue on a steel post in the middle of winter. I was the older sibling...
  • You think Lutheran and Catholic are THE major religions.
  • You know that "creek" rhymes with "pick". My parents have one of those in their backyard.
  • Football schedules, hunting season and harvest are all taken into consideration before wedding dates are set. This is more true up north than around here.
  • A Friday night date is getting a six-pack and taking your girlfriend shining for deer. Ditto above
  • Saturday you go to your local bowling alley.
  • There was at least one kid in your class who had to help milk cows in the morning...phew!
  • You have driven your car on the lake. How else do you get to your fishing shanty??
  • You can make sense of "upnort" and "batree".
  • Every wedding dance you have ever been to has the hokey pokey and the chicken dance. That is a given.
  • Your definition of a small town is one that only has one bar. Think Husher Pub
  • The local gas station sells live bait. Don't forget your cheese whiz and lottery tickets
  • At least twice a year some part of your home doubles as a meat processing plant. We had to be twelve to be able to use a knife when we would butcher the chickens... We still got to use the ax to chop their heads off tho'. The worst job was stripping out the gizzards... YUCK!!
  • You think that the start of deer season is a national holiday. There is more vacation time taken during this time than any other time of the year!!

Have a good weekend all!!


Would you rather....

Have a lisp


pronounce all of your Rs as Ws?

Is there a difference??

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Time To Get Off My Ass

I have been lazy the last few weeks. I just have not felt like posting anything.

It has been a busy couple of weeks. Two weeks ago, hubby's sister calls me up and asks for hubby. He went to go get bagels and was not home. Sis-in-law (SIL) had been pretty sick the week before and today she thought she needed to go to the hospital as when she woke up she had this HUGE lump in the middle of her chest. It was about the size of a softball (I am not kidding) and sat right in the middle of her breastbone. I call hubby and tell him to forget the bagels and go over there. He spends the next 9 1/2 hrs with her at two hospitals before he gets home. Turns out that she has some sort of infection and when it settled in her body it attached itself to the wires in her chest from her open heart surgery 4 years ago. She spent over a week in the hospital before they decided to lance it so it could drain. She came home the following Saturday. Hubby went to pick her up and take her home.

She lives alone and has three dogs. Two basset hounds and a golden retriever/lab mix. Other brother, T, was going over there every day to take the dogs out and stuff. The next day, she calls hubby up and says that she cannot take care of the dogs, will he take them to the humane society so she can surrender them. Hubby convinces her not to give them up just yet. We have three dogs so we really cannot take another one. We end up taking one of the dogs to my parents, who had recently had their dog die. T also has a dog and two young kids. so he took the other dog. The last dog stayed home with SIL. Well, by Tuesday, SIL, calls up and says that she is back in the hospital, she has kidney stones. Just fucking great. Hubby has been going up to the hospital every nite and was tired of not getting home and eating dinner until 8pm. Thursday, SIL comes home. She calls hubby at 6pm to pick her up. I was just starting dinner. He is pissed. Other brother, T, was off that day from work and had called her 4 times to find out when she was getting out so he could pick her up. I swear that she does that to him just to push his buttons.

During this time, my dad was in the hospital for a few days as well. He has struggled his whole life with alcoholism and fell off the wagon. He is doing much better not and is back in a rehab program.

To make things even more exciting, my mom, who when she was about nine was punched in the stomach by one of my uncles. It was not until years later did they find out that when that happened it was not her stomach but her diaphragm that was hit and part of it has been paralyzed (kinda nerve dead) ever since. She always had problems breathing but had attributed that to years of smoking. Now what is happening is that her stomach is moving up to where her diaphragm should be and is pressing against her heart. So when she eats anything she gets this really uncomfortable feeling. The doctor said that potentially if she eats too much at once it could put enough pressure on her heart to cause a heart attack. She has been going in for a bunch of test and should find out in the next few days when they will be doing surgery on it to move everything back to where it should be.

My cousin, who I have written about in the last few weeks, is also not doing very well. They think that if he does the chemo and radiation, that his heart will not be strong enough to take it. He said that he is not giving up but is starting to prepare for the worst. Getting his affairs in order and such. My aunt (his mom) has lived with them for many years and my cousin's wife said that she could stay with them as long as she wanted to or needed to. That she was always welcome to live with her. That was really great thing.

On Friday, we went to a neighborhood, wine tasting party. Every couple brought a bottle of wine, wrapped up so you could not see the bottle. We then sampled and rated each bottle. The highest and lowest rated bottles got a prize. We had the lowest rated one. It was a bottle we had gotten as a gift a couple of years ago. It was a Merlot that was BAD!! There were a couple of really good ones. The best part was the 'wine trivia'. We took turns answering questions. One neighbor, Sue (who by this time had 2 glasses of wine), was trying to say the word vineyards. She said it like vine (rhymes with line) yards. Not vin (rhymes with tin). Then about 10 minutes later, Jim, was having problems with the word acidic. It came out sounding like ass-a-dick. By the end of the nite everyone was pretty drunk. I don't think I have ever heard Kevin talk that much. It was a great time and are looking for do this again in a month or so. We are lucky to have some really great neighbors who like to party. The best part is that it was only two houses away. Easy walk home!

Well, enough to talk about for today. I will try to be more diligent about writing more often. I am surprised that anyone even bothers to check back on my site to see if I am still alive.

Have a good week, everyone!


Would you rather...

Have a bird that says "Fuck you" every time someone walks into the room


have a dog that humps all of your guests' legs?

hmmmm.... I have a parrot and we have been very careful to make sure that he does not know any swear words. He does like to call people dorks and whistle the Jeopardy theme. Hubby did teach him to make farting noises...but no swear words. The dogs are all males but do not hump anyone's legs. They do go after each other alot tho'... is that the same thing?

Friday, January 12, 2007


New ones in red....

#12 - If all else fails, hit the ground and start flailing.
#41 - Why don't fortune cookies give actual fortunes anymore
#70 - Whenever someone says "Fire at Will", does Will get a royalty check??
#91 - Beware of anyone who overuses the word "paradigm"
#95 - Picking a scab early may leave a scar, but it sure is fun.
#96 - Making the bed: Not fun. Messing it up again: Fun
#101 - Why do all unusual meats taste like chicken?
#113 - Thre's no monster under the bed. He's in your closet tonight.
#116 - Replacing someone's parachute with a bag of canned goods is not funny. Ok, it is.
#117 - A first date is not the place to mention you've done time.
#127 - Happiness is a brand new pack of Dentyne Fire
#131 - Why is it that the more you spend of dinner, the hungrier you are when you leave the restaurant?
#132 - Making faces in the mirror is one of life's great secret pleasures.
#136 - Much worse than tennis elbow is video game butt.
#147 - Everyone practices one-upmanship. But I am better at it than you.
#156 - You can't really call TV characters at phone numbers that begin with "555"
#158 - Surfing used to be done in the water. Now it's done mostly at work.
#159 - Open your eyes when you kiss - if you get caught, what can they say?
#162 - Try this: To get someone to keep talking - nod your head and say "Really?" a lot.
#163 - If a candy bar says "Now with real chocolate" what were you eating before?
#168 - Sticks and stones may break my bones, but rug burn really hurts.
#169 - The muumuu has yet to realize its full potential as a fashion trend

#171 - My vacuum cleaner is dusty - what should I do?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

I think I've Been Constanza'd

This year for Christmas a co-worker, who is in St. Paul, sent the rest of the team a Christmas card with a note in it saying that a 'gift of love has been given in your name'. Apparently she donated money to a organization called

What did she donate in our name, you may ask.... a gaggle of geese. Yes, geese. Why can't they just catch the ones that are swimming in our pond and ship them off to some third world country. At least then I don't have to walk in all the poop.

Now, while it is a worthwhile organization and provides a valuable service. I am seriously doubting that she gave the donation. She is like this. I would not put it past her to say that she made the donation and never really did.

For Christmas last year, she wanted to divide the cost of a gift for our boss down to the penny and then only wanted to donate 5 bucks towards the gift. There are only 4 people in our group... that would look really stupid if we gave our wonderfull boss a gift card for 20 bucks for the entire team. The rest of us just contributed more and never really said anything more about it to her.

This is also the woman who, for being in her 50's, is about as flighty as a schoolgirl. She was on vacation for 10 days about 6 weeks ago. On the first day of her vacation, she fell off a ladder and hurt her foot. She waited to go to the doctor until the day she went back to work. That is when she found out her foot was broken. She missed more time due to doctor and therapy visits. Why she did not go to the doctor right after it happened, I'll never know. She is like that.


Would you rather....

As a woman and in front of a crowd of friends, have to crush ten empty beer cans against your forehead


mud wrestle a friend while you both are in bikinis?

hmmmm... ok, not a hard choice... I would do both. I am pretty sure I have crushed empty beer cans on my head (and between my boobs) while camping. Mud wrestling... I would choose to wrestle with Mary Lynn or Lisa.... Both have great bodies and nice boobs... plus I'm sure we could make a ton of cash selling tickets.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Geography Quiz

I was reading an article on and was amazed at how many people could not answer some basic geography questions. Here is the quiz. I will post the answers in the comments.

1. What is the largest state east of the Mississippi River?
  • Pennsylvania
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Massachusetts

2. In which continent is Angola located?

  • Asia
  • Antarctica
  • Europe
  • Africa

3. What is the state capital of Kentucky?

  • Louisville
  • Frankfort
  • Lexington
  • Richmond

4. In which continent is the world's highest mountain located?

  • Asia
  • Antarctica
  • Africa
  • Europe

5. What is the world's largest river by volume?

  • Amazon
  • Nile
  • Mississippi
  • Danube

6. The deadly 12/26/04, tsunami that killed more than 180,000 people originated in what body of water?

  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Red Sea

7. In which ocean are the Solomon Islands located?

  • Indian
  • Arctic
  • South Pacific
  • South Atlantic

8. Where does the Mississippi River begin?

  • Mississippi
  • Minnesota
  • Colorado
  • Wisconsin

9. Java, a term used for 'coffee', is also an island in which of the following?

  • Indonesia
  • Indiana
  • Seattle
  • Madagascar

10. The Gold Rush that began in 1848 occurred in what state?

  • Colorado
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Washington

Good Luck!

Monday, January 01, 2007

New Version of Blogger

Has anyone switched over to the new version of Blogger? If so, I am interested in your comments. I have not made the switch and want to know if I should. Thanks!

Back Among the Living

Happy New Year!! Hope you have a wonderful year!

Well, I am finally feeling better. I have been down and out with another cold. Thanks goes in part to my sister, who rugrats are always sick and have infected me. I found an amusing post about sick kids from Reener. Go check it out. Anyway... it seems like my nieces are always sick with something. I suppose that is part of being a kid and all but, I know that my sister's lifestyle does not help. The kids have very poor nutrition and do not eat very healthy. Hence they are sick all the time. I will be downing the Airborne from now on before I visit them.

So being sick has over a holiday weekend has been a bummer. I have pretty much done nothing but sleep for the last 3 days. I did take a shower and head out to the grocery store this morning. It sounds like I missed out on a great party at P&K's. I was fast asleep by midnite... or was until the neighbors started shooting off fireworks and that set the dogs off into a barking fit.

Christmas was ok. Got some gifts that I have yet to return. A Christmas floor mat (why would I like that?? it is blue and matches not a thing in my house), gloves (I only have like 10 pairs of gloves) and a pair of lounge pants that don't fit (mom, I am not an xl but a M). Every year, I tell them to not get me clothes. Gift cards. I even gave my mom the info for some new cages for my bike. They are pink and match my bike perfectly. Did I get those?? noooo... So I will be returning stuff sometime this week. when I feel up to it.

I have been selling some stuff on ebay over the last few months. It has been a good way to get rid of some stuff I no longer have a need for and make a few bucks. I have this tote bag that I got from Victoria's Secret last year. It is a silvery pleather and is ugly. It was free that is why I have it. Anyway, I put it out on ebay for 15 bucks, another 12 for shipping. Someone bought it like a month and a half ago. Three weeks after I shipped it out, she comes back and says that there is a scratch/cut on it and wants to return it. So I send her a label for return shipping, (5 bucks). I get it back and there is no way that it left my house looking like that. If I did not know better, I would say that when she opened the package she cut it with the knife. But the bad thing is that I cannot go back and prove that. I cannot argue about it and don't want a bad mark against me. The fact that she had it for more than three weeks (said that she had not opened it until then) leads me to believe that this is a bit fishy. I send her, her money backl via PayPal and this is the email that I get in response from her today.

Thank you for your prompt action. However, I wonder if this was processed a refund, vs you made a payment. In the past when this happened and the seller refunded my money, I never had to accept or deny it. It just got deposited into my PayPal account. When I visited this site, it told me that I'll have a service charge of $1.11. Now, that's a negligible amount, however, it also goes onto tell me that I can have 4 more such transactions up to Aug next year unless I upgrade my PayPal account. Doesn't sound normal to me.

Can you process this as a pure refund? Sorry, I'm not familiar with PayPal processes, but I've never had to worry before.

WTF?!?! She is not familiar with the PayPal process?? and in the past, when this has happened.... How many people are refunding her money?? And why?? She has 1881 other feedbacks left by buyers and sellers for her. This tells me that she must be doing some buying and selling to have that many feedbacks. Me, I have 42 feedbacks left about me. I had to pay the 1.11 charge from PayPal and will not get that back. That is built into my shipping charges. I now have to go back out to PayPal and figure out how to cancel the transaction that I already sent her the 27.99 and figure out how to do a refund. This woman has really soured me on selling anything else. BITCH!!

So back to work tomorrow... Should be an interesting time. Since we lost a team member who quit at the end of last year. He found out last Thursday that since his last day was 12/29, he lost out on his 401k match by the company. You have to be employed on 1/1 to get the match for the previous year. That probably cost him 3-4 grand. Not a smart move and one I would have looked into before giving my notice.


Would you rather....

Talk like you have walnuts in your mouth


walk like you have a walnut up your butt?

Hmmm... tough choice. I guess I would go with walnuts in the mouth. The butt is an exit only.

Have a good week all!