Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Random Stuff From This Week....And It's Only Wednesday

Where to I begin?

When all else fails, go with chronological order. I also like to go with alphabetical, but that seems too complicated for this situation. How would I label the conversations? Weird thing my student said would be in the W section, but Goofy thing my student said would be in the G's. So, let's go with chronological.

Yesterday was my parents' 53rd wedding anniversary. (yay!) Chris and I took them out for dinner. If you were eavesdropping from the table next door, you might have heard something like this.

Chris: "Wow, little pancakes." (I ordered mu shu)
Me: "Yep. I think every culture has a food that gets wrapped up."
Chris: "I don't remember ever seeing anything about tacos during the revolutionary war."
My mother: "They had hoe cakes."
Chris: "I didn't think you were able to eat those outside." [you might have needed to be there for this one, but it was funny]

I also learned that my cousin sent my mom a photo from the wedding of my cousin's daughter. Seems harmless. Turns out that my cousin photo shopped a picture of my deceased aunt (her mother/bride's grandmother) so that my aunt is part of a stained glass window in the church looking down on the bride. EEEEwwwww. Is there anyone (other than my cousin) who thinks that's a good idea?

Also from dinner with my parents:
Me: So where did you guys go on your honeymoon?
Dad: Somewhere near the shore in Maryland.
Me: Is that all you remember?
Mom: I also left my nightgown at the hotel we stayed in the first night.
Chris: How many days did it take you to notice?

I'm teaching a public speaking class this summer. My students were asked to watch video tapes of themselves giving speeches and then write a review of themselves. In response to "what will you do differently next time?" one student said "I didn't take my anti-anxiety medicine. I'll do that for sure next time."

Another student said that she'd "use her arms to make more jesters".

Tomorrow I'm going to make Caprese Baked Eggs (recipe at How Sweet Treats, see our favorite blogs over there ----->
The only thing I don't have for the recipe is cream so I headed out for some half and half. Being lazy, I went to the drive thru.

Me: You wouldn't happen to have half and half, would you?
Drive Thru Guy: We do. But I just noticed that it's expired.
He pulls a pint and a quart from the cooler. "It's dated the 27th so I guess I'll just throw it away."
Me: Today's the 27th (I was considering offering to buy them for half price because I didn't want to go to another store).
Drive Thru Guy: Here, you can just have them.
Me: Thanks. I guess I'm a garbage eater. If you don't see me for a couple days, it's because I shouldn't have been drinking this stuff.
Drive Thru Guy gives me the thumbs up and says "Remember, only at The Four Seasons."

Am I the only one, or have you had some random things happen too?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

So I Went a Little Nuts...

Cinnamon almonds with cocoa almonds?! Hello!! For .99 (and not stale). How could I not buy 10? I heart Stites.

I also bought frozen chocolate covered bananas - one milk and one dark chocolate.

So I guess I also went a little bananas.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bob is Awesome

This is Bob.
Bob is the rather peculiar umbrella top handle belonging to Robin. Bob is over 20 years old. Robin got Bob sometime in college. It seems like Bob has been around forever.

Bob's showing a little age, but today Robin found him in the garage. Bob's sort of eternal. It's good to have him back.

Bob is awesome.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Who Says My Life Isn't Working Out?

One of my favorite sayings is "It's good to have a goal." Sometimes I use it sarcastically, like when a student promises to be on time to class, but mostly, I think that having goals is important. They don't have to be life changing goals like running a marathon or curing cancer. I just think that it's important to have something to look forward to. Something that catches your attention and gives you something to think about during television commercials. Or while other people are talking and you aren't really listening. Some might say that I should have a goal of writing in complete sentences.

Some goals are short term: can I get through church without giving the evil eye to the people with the crying baby? Others are longer term: will I ever have a tenth wedding anniversary?
Recently I achieved a more mid-range goal---It's taken about two weeks, which is sort of embarrassing to admit but it's not like I skipped work or sleep to achieve it.

Yes, that's over ONE MILLION Points.

My fingers are a little cramped up, but no pain, no gain.