Friday, July 29, 2005

Friday Five 7/29

So it's another Friday..and it's been a long ass week. So for your enjoyment:

5 things I'd like to learn:

1. Play the guitar. And actually, come Sunday I'll have one to use. My daughter and I will be learning together.

2. Italian. Just so I can swear at people and rant and have no one know what the heck I'm saying. (not really.. I want to travel there someday)

3. How to ski. But this is not a big enough desire that I'm actually going to do it.. well..maybe some day

4. The art of throwing food stuff together and creating a fabulous dish. I'd love to not rely on recipes all the time.

5. How not to get upset when people really piss me off.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Friday Fiver-oo 7/22

found this on the web..thought it was post worthy:

From your vantage point in front of the computer, you spy, with your little eye...

1. Something that is red: I have a hedgehog, little stuffed thing, that my dh gave me when we were first married that holds a red heart that says I love you. He was in the doghouse over something, and picked it up on his way home from work.

2. Something that is shiny:I keep a galvanized metal tub (smallish, and oval) on the corner of my desk that has my papers etc. in it.

3: Something that is ugly: My desk sits next to the stairway to go upstairs. The paint color on the side of the stairs is a horrible baby-puke mustard color.

4. Something that is made of wood: The walnut tree outside the window.

5. Something that is sharp: I keep a pair of sciccors in my desk basket.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

And God told Noah...

Why would anyone put a table in a swamp you might be wondering. Well, that isn't a swamp..that is my back yard! This will go down in the books as the summer we got a lot of rain. Not so much that it's rained a lot, because it rained a lot last summer too..but this year, we got a LOT of rain when it rained.. which was a lot. Following me here?

The last week of June, we got 11 and a half inches of rain in 4 days. Think about that a minute. That's almost a whole foot. Get out your trusty ruler, hold it up and contemplate that much rain. Then think about this. Every inch of rain is equal to one foot of snow.

Every week since, we've got considerable rainfall. Early this week, we had steamy tropical air, with warm temperatures, and when you add that all up you get severe thunderstorms. The kind that shake the roof, and have the dog cowering behind my legs with her tail tucked between hers. Who says animals are brave? Mine wouldn't know brave if it bit her in the a$$.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Friday Five - 7/15

Ok, it's more than 5..these tidbits are from Muggle Net

Random facts about the book

* We will learn a lot more about Voldemort in this book.

* HBP will be an intense book, but with light-hearted moments.

* Harry will leave Privet Drive early again, for a "much pleasanter" reason than in book 5.

* The opening chapter of book 6 was originally planned for the early parts of book 1, perhaps we get a more in-depth story of what happened the night Harry's parents died.

Thursday, July 14, 2005


"What's comin' will come, an' we'll meet it when it does."

What I most like about Hagrid, is that he is a sort of "father figure" to Harry. And gee.. who could ask for better than Hagrid? He doesn't ask for much, and he's not too smart.. but his heart is bigger than Hogwarts. And you can just tell that he loves Harry.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

You've got a friend in me

"What's up with you, Hermione?"
She was gazing out the window, but not as though she really saw it. Her eyes were unfocused and there was a frown on her face.
"Just thinking..." she said, still frowning.
"About Siri -- Snuffles?" said Harry.
"No...not exactly..." said Hermione slowly. "More...wondering...I suppose we're doing the right thing...I think....aren't we?"
Harry and Ron looked at each other.
"Well, that clears that up," said Ron. "It would have been really annoying if you hadn't explained yourself properly."

We should all be blessed with such great friends.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


"There you are, then! They see the Grim and die of fright. The Grim's not an omen, it's a cause of death! And Harry's still with us because he's not stupid enough to see one and think, right, well, I'd better pop my clogs then!"

Hermione is one of my favorite Harry Potter characters and not because she's a girl. Her wry wit makes me laugh right out loud when I'm reading the books, and I like that she is smart and moody.

I kind of had hoped that J.K. Rowlings would've developed a relationship between Harry and Hermione, but that was early on, and I've decided I like the Ron/Hermione thing. I'd rather have Harry just be the best friend.

Monday, July 11, 2005

I'll huff..and I'll puff...

So, the newest Harry Potter books comes out Friday at midnight and I am a big fan.

So I hit several (ok, it was a LOT) of those quiz sites that sort you into a hogwarts house based on questions. Some were absurd, and some were geared more towards kids, and some were more psychological...

and while a few times I came up with Gryfindor, mostly I came up as a Hufflepuff.

Head: Professor Sprout
Founder: Helga Hufflepuff
Color: Yellow and Black
Animal: Badger
Ghost: The Fat Friar
Common Room Location: Exact location unknown, but it's a cellar down a staircase off the main hall

Sorting Hat's Description:
These belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal.
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil.

Hufflepuff Quidditch Team:
Cedric Diggory, captain and seeker (1993-95), Zacharias Smith, Chaser (1995-6)

Friday, July 08, 2005

My little boyfriend

I just discovered the add photos option. This might be trouble! Anyhow, this is my newest love, he's just a little over one month old. Ain't he just too stinking adoreable?

Tag I'm It

So, I guess I've been tagged (thanks Carly!) and now I'm it. I hate being it. too much stress. So, ok, anyhow here goes:

The questions is; Name 5 things you miss from your childhood

Remove the blog at #1 from the following list
Bump every one up one place
Add your blog's name in the #5 spot
Link to each of the other blogs for the desired cross pollination effect.


Ok, it's that time of week again:

in light of all the recent sadness, 5 things that make me happy during the summer:

1. Buying fresh produce, and flowers

2. Watching children build sandcastles on the beach

3. going barefoot in the grass after it's been mowed

4. swinging on my tree swing while watching my DH grill dinner

5. hanging the wash out to dry on the line

Thursday, July 07, 2005

God Bless America

Check this out:
The coolest Damn rock

some letters

Dear Roof Guys,
You rock my world. Only crazy dedicated people stay up on a roof working during thunder and rain. My roof is coming along great. I know that every day you come it rains.. but thanks for showing up anyhow. And thanks for talking to me like I'm one of the guys, not some dumb broad who doesn't have half a clue of what you're talking about. I appreciate it. Smooches.

Dear Rain,
Go away. Wasn't 11 and a half inches last week enough for you? Can't you move on out to the west where they are being plauged with fires? Must you continue to ruin our summer vacation? No, it's ok.. our camping trip can wait until AUGUST, which is when we'll have another free weekend to go. No biggie really. But on the upside, my grass is a lovely shade of green and my flowers are thriving. So thanks...but no thanks!

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Friday, July 01, 2005

Friday Five 7/1

The Fourth of July Rocks because:

1. It's America's birthday, and America kicks a#$$.

2. Cook-outs and fireworks with neighbor's and friends.

3. Any excuse to drink beer on a Monday.

4. There is nothing cuter than seeing small children waving flags.

5. 4th of July kicks off the dog days of summer.