Thursday, December 28, 2006

My husband bought me...

A STEAMER FOR MY BIRTHDAY!! This may not be super exciting to some of you, and i know it's a little early, but it thrilled me to death!
It's so cute! A commercial grade Rowenta brand steamer. I have been happily steaming clothes this afternoon, then had to stop and play Zelda from 3 til now, 7:45! Addicted much? Ok, well, thanks to my family for sending bday presents, at least I'll still have something to open on the big day. Wow, 28. Already.
Christmas was wonderful, I got so many great things. I'm reading the books from my mom right now, really good series, and wearing the slippers from Jere's mom :). They're pretty similar to this, but with chocolate brown soles and blue butterflies instead of whatever these are.
I got really nice silver hoops and beautiful oriental bowls and calendar from Jessegirl and cool wooden earrings from my love and his mom, and a new yoga bag, and a beautiful brown sweater and the list goes on... So spoiled! We were gonna do dinner alone, but then my big-hearted husband invited our friend Terri over and her son to share our bounty :) Turned out really well, and I'm glad they came; made it seem like Christmas, with people around.
Other than that, I am taking a less hard class next semester (well i still have 5 classes but this one is easier than what i was gonna do) so I can get better grades and hopefully have a job part time. My schedule isn't very easy to work around but i have weekends and mondays after 12, so something should work out. Jeremiah got into school again, so that's really great, we'll be riding the bus together still. AND when he gets out, it's a huge raise, b/c he gets 2 raises for going to school twice. Of course, that means I'll lose him to the soul sucking money maker of the fort in march. *sniff*.
Ok, well, going to go now, read some more of that great book... Love you all, peace in the coming year(s)


Monday, December 18, 2006

As I sink into relaxation...

and breathe, because finally, finals are over, all the fun Christmas presents are bought, wrapped and shipped and life can slow down again. After crying for hours at the marks I got this semester, I solemnly vowed to do better next semester; to actually do lots of homework instead of floating through from one test to the other. All I can say is my freakin' GPA dropped from 3.95 to 3.77. But enough about that, it's too depressing to analyze further and gives me a big stress headache.

I miss everyone so much, I wish I could somehow get everyone from all the different families together in one place for cmas this year. I miss my beautiful niece who makes me smile so much. I miss my mom.

Well, i think i need to stop now before I become totally depressed in this very HAPPY season...tomorrow, I'll be better. Love you all,


Wednesday, December 13, 2006


For all of us who are married, were married, wish you were married or wish you weren't married, this is something to smile about the next time you see a bottle of wine:
Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride. With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car. Resuming the journey, Sally tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo woman. The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Sally. "What in bag?" asked the old woman. Sally looked down at the brown bag and said, "It's a bottle of wine. I got it for my husband." The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two. Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said: "Good trade....."

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Ahhh, computers...

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics
(and I just love this part):
1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.
2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.
3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the
road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.
4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.
5. Macintosh! would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive -- but would run on only five percent of the roads.
6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.
7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.
8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
9. Every time a new car
was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.
10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.

Monday, December 4, 2006

You gotta love the Canadian sense of humour.

West Jet is an Airline with head office situated in Calgary, Alberta.West Jet airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:
On a West Jet flight (There is no assigned seating, you just sit where you want)passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing, when a flight attendant announced, "People, people we're not picking out furniture here, find a seat and get in it!"
On another West Jet Flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew,the pilot said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants."
On landing, the stewardess said, "Please be sure to take all of your belongings. If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it's something we'd like to have."
"There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane."
Thank you for flying West Jet Express. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."
As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at the Vancouver Airport,a lone voice came over the loudspeaker: "Whoa, big fella. WHOA!"
After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in Ontario, a flight attendant on a West Jet flight announced, "Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted."
From a West Jet Airlines employee: "Welcome aboard West Jet Flight 245to Calgary. To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised."
"In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with more than one small child, pick your favorite."
"Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember,nobody loves you, or your money, more than West Jet Airlines."
Your seat cushions can be used for flotation; and in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."
"As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings.Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants.. Please do not leave children or spouses."
And from the pilot during his welcome message: " West Jet Airlines is pleased to announce that we have some of the best flight attendants in the industry. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!"
Heard on West Jet Airlines just after a very hard landing in Edmonton :The flight attendant came on the intercom and said, "That was quite a bump, and I know what y'all are thinking. I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight attendant's fault, it was the asphalt."
Overheard on an West Jet Airlines flight into Regina, on a particularly windy and bumpy day: During the final approach, the Captain was really having to fight it. After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Regina. Please remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while the Captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the gate!"
Another flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing: "We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."
An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered his ship into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy which required the first officer to stand at the door while the Passengers exited, smile, and give them a "Thanks for flying our airline."He said that, in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment.Finally everyone had gotten off except for a little old lady walking with a cane. She said, "Sir, do you mind if I ask you a question?" "Why, no, Ma'am," said the pilot. "What is it?" The little old lady said, "Did we land, or were we shot down?"
After a real crusher of a landing in Halifax, the attendant came on with, "Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Captain Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt against the gate. And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we will open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal."
Part of a flight attendant's arrival announcement: "We'd like to thank you folks for flying with us today. And, the next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you'll think of West Jet Airways."
Heard on a West Jet Airline flight. "Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing. If you can light 'em, you can smoke 'em."
A plane was taking off from the Winnipeg Airport.. After it reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an announcement over the intercom, "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight Number 293, nonstop from Winnipeg to Montreal. The weather ahead is good and, therefore, we should have a smooth and uneventful flight. Now sit back and relax... OH, MY GOD!"Silence followed, and after a few minutes, the captain came back on the intercom and said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you earlier. While I was talking to you, the flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!" A passenger in Coach yelled, "That's nothing. You should see the back of mine!"

Saturday, December 2, 2006