Monday, June 30, 2008
Since the last post we have...
-seen the Love Guru, loved it, it was stupidly funny, rated PG, but definitely not appropriate, in my opinion for under 14. Lots of male anatomy jokes and visuals.
-swam everyday for 3 days. The pool was a whopping 27 degrees today. Got some body boards to float on.
-went to the Greek House for a very good dinner, too bad Tara's tummy decided there wasn't any vacancy for Greek food.
-realized the chlorine is way to high in the pool, burned Kerry's eyes out.
-made a very yummy Sesame Pasta Salad, ate it outside in the heat.
-took pictures of icky butterfly on weird flowers. Ran when it dive bombed me. Dislike butterflies.
-went to the dog/nudist beach. Stayed at the dog end, saw some nudists, had nightmares.
- realized the circle punch I bought at Michaels last week is a dud, have receipt, just not packaging, hate HATE taking things back to Michaels. They always harass you until you think you just might be better off keeping the broken item.
-got lots of sun. It's hot, 38 in the shade of the deck. Thank goodness for a/c and the pool.
- tried 4 times to upload pictures for die hard blog readers, but alas, blogger hates me and my pictures.
-going to a BBQ. Will eat my miseries away.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I got an old filling replaced in my mouth today, replaced with a nice shiny white substance. My jaw's sore, my gums are sore, but I have one less silver filling leaking toxins. Whatever...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
It might have been something she ate or her usual car sick self, but Emily didn't have a good time, she learned about the science of vomitting out the side of a van. A few very old Gravols later and a short nap and she was better than new! We picked up some Copics at the scrapbook store in Vernon, hit the store in Winfield and came home very tired.
We didn't get to spend much time doing the tours of the center, but I did take a few pictures of the creepy crawlies.
Caymans...disgusting mini gators. Turtle looking at his reflection, not bad, kind of swampy smelling.
Gross and hairy tarantulas.
Very sticky polka-dotted lizard.
And the weirdest 'toys' on the market...Germs...this is Emily with Rabies. They even had herpes, the gift that keeps on giving...who comes up with these things?
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
And then we came inside for some air conditioned nap time.
In B&W, because no one wants to see the Lil' Tykes car, or the car washing bucket and sponge. Seriously, who has time to move these things when 4 of the most unphotogenic people decide to pose for a photo op?
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
It's like Twilight Zone meets Tales from the Crypt. Remember the Crypt Keeper? So this is what we discussed just before turning out the light to go to sleep. I thought for sure I would have nightmares. I can freak myself out pretty easily all by myself. If someone (Kerry) turns the lights out and I'm not in front of him, I can usually be found flat on the floor or against a wall when the light is turned back on. And don't jump out of a closet and try to scare me, I will punch you, in the solar plexis because you might be a zombie (true story) and don't pretend you are getting attacked by a werewolf, I will push you out of the car and drive away.
So anyway, I liked the show, it was scary in the good sense, not the super gross, unrealistic way. By the way, we gave up scary movies years ago, right after watching The Ring (the scariest movie I have ever seen). I have seen all the Scream movies, but will never ever see The Saw. Oh, I have seen M. Night Shyamalan's movies, good scary, but his new one...The Happening, it's rated R. I don't think I can see an R rated movie.
Speaking of movies, I want to see Kung Fu Panda. Maybe for Father's Day.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Oh, whoops, that's a Grande Chocolate Mint Frapaccino that the best son brought home for me today! Notice the camera shake...that's me jonesing for the caffeine...Did I mention I went 2 days without diet Coke and almost died from the Ice Pick Behind the Eye withdrawl headache? And those few pounds I said I lost, I just gained them back, they came in the form of CHOCOLATE WHIPPED CREAM!!! sigh.
Friday, June 06, 2008
This lady in her van was looking the other way, I kept my eye on her, and then as we were right behind her, she just starts reversing and didn't stop, so I hit the back of her van, her bumper was almost touching my leg, and scared the shit out of her, and us. A landscaper was just across the road and saw what happened and was shocked that the woman didn't see us, and commented on it. J. told him the driver was too busy looking at him because he was cute and couldn't be bothered with us.
We had a little laugh, but my heart was racing and then I got mad. What if I was a 3 ft. tall kid? There's no way she would have noticed that. And it was just after the kids had walked to school, so it could have happened. I hope she sat in her van for a few minutes and thought to herself about how lazy she was to not look both ways, or in her mirrors.
On another note, Shaun's grad is tonight, he graduates from the Culinary Arts Cooks program. He says graduation ceremonies start at 6pm and end at 11pm, it's grad for all OC students. He says he's not going because he has to be up at 4 am tomorrow. Oh, well, the lighting would have been poor and my pictures would have sucked.
And...I still love getting my veggies on Thursday! We all love it, even the non-veggie eaters. Tangelos are our new favourite orange. I might take a break when the garden starts producing something edible, not my garden but a garden somewhere.
We are trying to find something to do with Emily, we were discussing her amazing drawing skills with Shaun and it was decided she needs a better outlet. Although all the classes we have checked into are for 15 years and up. Shaun says she does better artwork than some of the manga books that they read. I'm taking them to the Anime Convention in Aug. and the Van. Art Gal. has a comic/manga exhibit that we will check out while we are there. Kind of scary, I can drive to Vancouver, but haven't ever driven in Vancouver. So look out!!!
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Here is the front of the magazine just in case you want to run out and buy it, Zellers only had 2 left when I was done. And here is the fattest, busiest bumble bee ever. He was in every flower on my wegilia, and as he flew away gobs of pollen were falling off of him. Definitely an over achiever.Today, I plan on being half as busy as that fat bee. I have become a terrible procrastinator and now have 2 weeks of photo home work and 5 classes to prep for. But I only have myself and Zuma to blame for it.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
The following was said through clenched teeth...
What do I love about owning a Retriever? Not much right now.
I love the fact there's no tail to knock things over, and that Linus has the softest baby fur ever, and can have the sweetest dumb dog face.
But I detest the hair, the block headedness, the always having to chew factor, the way he is so jealous of Sally, and his soft belly that results in heinous gas (loud farts and burps), his selective hearing, and his never ending need to eat things. And add the built in alarm clock he has recently installed, goes off 4 minutes before my real alarm does.
As you can see, the cons out weigh the pros. But along with chanting "I love my puppy" we also find ourselves saying "When he grows up, he's going to be a good dog". Why would he? Because he has lots of good dog traits buried under that baby fur and brick hard head and super sized incisors. We do a lot of self talking when it comes to Linus.
I wonder what Dr. Phil would say.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
And this baby...I borrowed the picture off Etsy, but it's the exact same fabric my mom picked out for me and made a camera strap with. I love it, now more sweaty, hair pulling Canon strap for me. It's long too, fits diagonally across my body. Which brings me to an interesting comment made by Kerry...In one of the Harry Potter movies, the Weasley's and Harry are travelling by the flue network to Diagon Alley. When Harry does it, he says "Diagonally" and ends up somewhere bad...Kerry just got it when I was showing him my strap and how it fit me "diagonally". Poor guy, we're talking years about not getting a major part of a movie!
And Mom's taking orders for straps.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
You can see the airport, a couple of lakes, like Duck and Woods. This was taken with my 50mm and my new polarizer.
This is Caninious Escapius in his unnatural habitat trying his skills at being an alligator. Not one of his strong points.The cute couple. 50mm and me, I mean, Shawn and Tara.