Friday, July 25, 2008

Fins UP

I am really bummed that I missed the Buffett concert in PA Tuesday night. A friend of mine posted a bunch of pics from the parking lot :(

Maybe later in the year? Who knows.
I have seen him in concert MANY times, but it's always a great time -

Saturday, July 19, 2008


I am right in the middle of watching "Akeelah and the Bee", and I am sure this is one of the BEST movies I have ever seen. (Well, aside from Billy Elliot - which is also on Showtime right now.)

Watch it!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

my scarves.

This is the first scarf I made, for WVU football, none the less....I wore it to the world of tailgating, and sold 2 of them!! No pattern, just held three strands of yarn together and dc 6, turn,etc.etc.

This I made for my Roo, and again, WVU blue and gold. It's nothing more than a really long granny pattern, changing colors for each round.

This one is MY granny scarf (just like above), but made for Lakers atire. I know, I know. When I found the purple angora yarn for about $2 at AC Moore. (I always check the clearance bins!) I knew it was destined for greatness.....too bad the Lakers went home without the big trophy!

And finally (but not the final one, oh, there are so many more....) You guessed it, for St. Paddy's Day, I threw this together (in like 20 minutes!) to wear to our local hangout for the evening.

So why talk about scarves when it's the middle of July? I don't know, it just seemed like something to do.

And I just found out that my Roo boy went underwater at his swim lessons! That is VERY cool!
I beleive the ability to swim is an invaluable skill that all children should have. There's still time, enroll your child in swin lessons - it could save their life!

Bad, Bad Photoshop

Here is photo number 1, number 1, number is photo number 1, where's number 2?

Oh, and a little Robbie Williams just to break up the monotony.....YEAH!!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Fox News makes it Funny.

I don't care who you are voting for, this is funny!

We've already been "scolded" for making fun of his ears, and actually ENJOYING the candid interview with his family! What now? This is what's now, and I laughed my arse off!

As for that Access Hollywood interview, I thought they were a charming every-day family. The little one, Sasha, wanted ice cream and the older one, Malia, didn't want to be embarrassed by "DAD", and is excited about possibly getting to decorate her own room in the White House!
(That DOESN'T mean I'll vote for them!)

How much more American can one family get?

The candidates want to be seen as "real-life", "down to earth", "true-blue", but can't get the humor that keep we mere underling voters sane. I think it's worth watching how McCain and Obama deal with the jabs they both receive.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

More on the Rod

Just a few of my fave quotes....and a few explanations

"have agreed to pay a $4 million buyout and settle a lawsuit that WVU filed after he broke his contract in December." (signature=contract)

"To help Rich focus on the challenges ahead" (LOTS of U-M losses)

"Rodriguez quit the Mountaineers" (what a coward)

"WVU also recently got an Ohio court to issue a subpoena for testimony and records from Mike Wilcox, Rodriguez's financial adviser." (afraid???????)

"The $4 million liquidated damages clause was suggested by an attorney on the WVU Board of Governors in December 2006, after Rodriguez turned down an offer from Alabama." (but he did visit....already turning his back!)

"He resigned Dec. 16, taking recruits and assistant coaches with him, and leaving the Mountaineers just before the Fiesta Bowl" (yellow)


" Bill Stewart replaced Rodriguez after a 48-28 victory over the Sooners."

the third one???? We didn't even need you, Rod.

On a lighter note, I have the whole gamut of photo sittings today.

1-year old twins

Engagement photos

Babe Ruth Baseball...... 16 & 17 year-olds

The Roo has also been going to Vacation Bible School this week. This years' theme is "Power Lab" - meaning they are making all kinds of goopy, slimy, well, just plain icky crafts. But, he's a boy and LOVES it!! (I have to admit the music is much better than last year's "Avalanche Ranch". ) They will finish on Friday with a pool party and a program Sunday morning.

Yeaterday we spent an hour putting together a LEGO Spongebob kit. It is called "Rocket Ride", featuring Sandy's spaceship, ATV and elevator "thingy". Needless to say, after about an hour, it was destroyed.....all the parts are spread all over the place, and Roo is putting together all sorts of mis-matched, unrecognizable "things".

It used to look like this:

I also got an email from a friend of mine about "Cocoa Mulch"....I don't know what it's all about, but it's supposed to keep cats from doing their "business" in your flower beds. Instead it's killing dogs. It's been researched here:

I don't have a dog anymore, :( but, thought it might be worth mentioning.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

$4 MILLION, Baby!!!!

Pay up, Richie Rich!!!!

"gonna' have to sell some gold....

and blue, and gold...and....."

"Now listen here, son......"

If Thuggy Bowden has to give you pointers and scoldings, you are in some serious freaking trouble.....

Windmills, PLEASE!!!!

First of all - let me say that I don't want to promote any political views on my blog - under normal circumstances, Americans can't debate without being offended or leaving the table angry. With that being said, I DO want to promote WINDMILLS!!!

I live in WV, just over the mountain from a set of these giant machines. They are quiet, elegant and in NO WAY take away from the landscape. We usually stop to gaze at them every time we cross that mountain.

If we could harness this wind power (same as we harnessed water and solar), we could dramatically reduce our dependence on oil by switching our focus from foreign oil to our own spoils of natural gas.

We do have the technology to run our vehicles on NG, and it is much cleaner and safer, and best of all WE HAVE IT!!!!!!!

But the opposition is more worried about bats and birds of prey than they are the citizens of the US. Check the arguments.....
Does that mean I don't feel strongly about the environment???? NO WAY - BUT, we have got to make some sacrifices to save ourselves. This is where Americans are divided.......we would rather save the world than save our America. Have you ever heard the phrase "take care of things at home, first"? Why can't we live by our own rules? Are we worried about what the rest of the world will think? Who cares, we need to help ourselves.