Monday, October 31, 2011

Sounds I Don't Like And A Winner

We have a winner of the Caption This Photo contest.

Congrats to Renee, at Renee's Ramblings.  Her caption was the top vote getter.  Be expecting a little something in your mailbox soon.

Oh, and yes, this photo with the caption will be hanging on the wall of shame at work.


Now, onto to something I have stolen yet again.  

LL Cool Joe at Joey's Pad did this on his blog the other day.   He had a list of sounds that he didn't like.  What a cool thing.  I have some of those, so lucky you, as you about to enter,
 sounds that are like nails on a chalkboard to me.

People Clipping Their Nails 
Not like in the privacy of their own home.  Like at church, or at work.  Drives.....Me......Nuts.........
Gives me that whole ick feeling.   Not to mention, it makes my stomach roll if I see a clipped nail on the floor.  (covers mouth to keep in barf)

The Yapping Dog That Lives At Least 2 Blocks Away From Me
This dog lives a good two blocks north, across a busy street, from the park that I took photos of for my playground post.  I can hear him from my front yard.  Not to mention, whenever a new car goes to the park, yappity-yap-yap.  He's about to get his yapper fixed, and not necessarily in a good way.

The Pitch Of The Sound A Floor Heater Makes
There is a certain pitch of sound that sends me over the edge.  Floor heaters are not the only thing that make this sound.  I start grinding my teeth, and get all antsy.  Yeah, wouldn't take much to make me tell all if I was being interrogated.

Heavy Metal Noise Music
You might as well just hit me over the head with a bat, because whomever decided this was "music" is having a really bad day.  

Train Whistles, Horns, Or Whatever They Are Called
I work by a switching station.  Lucky me.  Some days I'm about to shoot a train or two.  
Toooooooooot, Tooooooooot, Toot, Toooooooooot.  
In train language that means, I'm coming to an intersection, be warned.  I tell you who needs to be warned.  Some of those engineers that have a fetish for tooting their horns.  Yeah, I got that you are getting the the intersection, 5 FREAKING REPETITIONS ago.  

I think I better stop now.  Just thinking about some of these are making me need a really nice cup of coffee, and good book, and seclusion.  AAHH, I love the sound of that.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Her Haunted Past - Chapter 3

Oh goodie.  A whole 25 words for our Saturday Centus post today from Jenny the trouble maker,  Off On Her Tangent. 

She has also provided us with a picture to use.  Yeah, she's just amazing like that. *evil grin*

I have decided to carry on with the story that I started.  If you want to be reminded, or you are a new follower, you might want to read the first two chapters before continuing.    They are short reads so I'll just be waiting.

I see you are back.  Lets continue

Chapter Three

Lily headed towards her bedroom, heart pounding wildly.  As she entered, she saw him, grinning and holding something in his hand.  Too late,  total blackness.

(hey, it's her fault, she only gave us 25 words to use)

Jenny Matlock

Friday, October 28, 2011

It's A Fracking Public Service Announcement!

What a wonderful day.  Friday, the last day of my work week, and the day I let the fracks rip.  Thanks again to Christy and Boobies for hosting FUF for me to get my weekly frustrations out.

Today, is a very special frack day.  I have done a vlog.  Yes, I know, scary, but lucky for you, my face isn't in it much.  

Please enjoy

I think that says it all for the week.  

Have a good one.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I Spy - Just Like Halloween

Once upon a time, there was a little photo meme called I Spy, that thought it was just like "The Little Engine That Could".  Week after week, I Spy would say, I know more people will link up, I know more people will link up.  So far, not so much, but as in that little engine, we are not giving up.  We know that you want to, you just get busy, or don't think you are good enough.  You know what, you are good enough.  Heck, if I can do it, you certainly can.

Anyphoto, join in with my friend Christy and I, in showing off your photos.  Doesn't matter what kind of camera you use, or how many photos of the topic you use.   All we ask is that they are photos that you yourself took.  Grab the little I Spy frog over there to the right, and then come on back and link up.  You will be happy that you did.

Just Like Halloween
I have 3 photo's today of this one.  

This is the porch next door to my youngest sons house.  I thought it really showed well how you can take a little area and make it fun.

This guy was just hanging out at the restaurant me and my little brother went to Tuesday night.    There again, something simple, yet it caught my eye, and put a smile on my face.

This is a cute candy bracelet that my daughter made for me.  That is her lovely arm that is being the model.  It is made with those pumpkin shaped candies, and black and orange ribbon.  Just roll it on your wrist and you are stylin.  Not to mention, it is so freaking cute.  It is going to be part of my Halloween Day ensemble.  

Blogger Choice
Last week one of my sister M called to see if I would like to go to lunch with her.  (remember, me and never saying no to food) 
She took me to a place called the Pho Green Papaya.  Another place I haven't been, but I guarantee you I will be going again.  This was the cute plate they served lunch on.  Starting from the top left.  Rice, shrimp, eggroll, pad thai and salad.  I usually can not stand eggrolls.  But I have to say, that eggroll was the best I have EVER had.  I'm looking forward to going there again.

That was fun.  Now remember.  Link on up.  I really want to see what ya got.

Next weeks prompts


Yup, Weirdness Runs In The Family

When I was a senior in high school, my brover was born.   Yeah, I know, get up off the floor and read on.  And yes, we have the same parents with only one mother.  There are nine of us kids in the fam damily.  I am the second oldest, and he is the baby.  When he tries to give me crap, I ever so nicely remind him that I used to change his diapers.  Works every time.

He lives in Texas, so seeing him is a rarity.  He came into town yesterday for business.  Asked me to go to dinner with him.  I of course will never turn down food.  

I shot this photo after we got into the car.  He had to email his boss so I grabbed my camera, pointed it at him and this is the face he pulled.  Have I mentioned, I love this guy!!!!!

We went to a place in downtown Salt Lake that I have never been.  
The Copper Onion.   The sweet potato tart was to die for.  We both gave the whole experience a thumbs up.

As you can see in the next photo, I tried to burn the menu.  They had little candles on the tables, and silly me, sat it right down on top of it.  Good thing little brover smelled it.  Could have been an exciting time.  But hey, maybe some really hot firemen would have rescued us.  :)
I know you are thinking to yourself, "how did he smell that it was burning", (or not)  Well, apparently, when he was a kid, he would roll up toilet paper, then wrap it with paper and "smoke" it.  It brought back fond memories for him.  Ok, maybe not fond, but he smelled it before me.  And isn't it funny what you learn about your siblings and own kids when they are adults.  

After dinner and chatting, we found our way to the parking garage elevator.  Good times.  Neither of us could remember what level we had parked on.  There were so many "reserved" parking spots on each level that we had to keep going and going.
He pushes the button for level 4.  Door opens, we look out because the one thing we could remember was that we could see the car from the elevator.  Nope, not that level.  I said, "I think it's level 5".  So we head on up to 5.  I get out to look.  No car again.  What the?  We actually had parked on level 3.  We were giggling by the time we got out of the elevator.  

I miss that kid.  I think I must plan a trip to Texas.  
(and no Mr. Dazee, you didn't just read that, it's a figment of your imagination)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Field Trip - Salt & Pepper Shakers

It has been a long time since we have been on a field trip.  Please forgive me.  I hope you all have your permission slips to go along.  

The holidays are fast approaching, so I thought today we would head to the salt and pepper shaker store.  We need to liven up our dinner tables.  Ok, maybe it's just me that needs to, but hey, I'm looking out for all of us.

First off, why are these ghosts crying?  Poor little fella's.
Hey, leave her pants alone!!!!

Now I'm tired.

Might as well invite them.  They are going to be there anyway.

So cute, and I'm usually not into western stuff. 

Not just for after dinner anymore.

Say it with me, aaaaahhhh
 Honestly, you love this one, don't you?

 For the added energy

For those times you are having seafood
Breakfast anyone?

You were all very good today on our field trip.  Except for Timmy, I saw him pulling Jenny's hair.

Monday, October 24, 2011

I'm Pretty Sure A UFO Went By This Morning

Disclaimer:  This post is all over the place.  You've been warned.

Have you ever been getting ready early in the morning and the quiet of the street is interrupted by the sound of a UFO?   What?  You think I'm delusional?  Ok, I really know it is just a noisy car that needs some power steering fluid of something.  (oh, come on, you didn't think I was smart enough to know that a car needs that and it makes noise if it's low)  But I still like to pretend that it's a UFO because, well, that would be all sorts of exciting.  

I've been having strange dreams lately.  Last night was one of those times.  I was at work.  But in dreamland it's always my old job.  Decided to start making my turkey for Thanksgiving, IN THEIR STUPID BREAK ROOM.  Thought for sure that I could get the thing going, and then transfer it home.  Yeah, ummm, ok.

Then it went to I was trying to help a little boy.  I know who the boy is in my dream.  It is one of my friend's grandsons.  He wrote a scary story that I read and so I was trying to help him find the source of his anger.  Because I'm wonderwoman.  

One of my friends texted me last night asking if I knew what it meant when you dream that all your teeth are falling out.  Because I graduated in dream interpretation, (not), the only thing I could come up with is that he doesn't feel like he has a say in anything.  (I know, you are so ready to hire me, aren't you).

And now going straight from making turkey for Thanksgiving to Christmas, I filled out my Christmas list this weekend
Mr. Dazee needs to get his thinking cap on.

Yeah, I know some people are having a real problem with Tattoo Barbie, but I totally want her.  I was never in to Barbie Dolls as a kid.  She needs to come to work with me.  Sit on my computer and keep me company.  

Yeah, I'm a kid at heart, what of it?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Vote For Your Favorite Caption This Photo

Time for the big vote.  

These two guys were such good sports.  I told them, when we decided on a winner, I was going to put the saying on the photo, print it out, and hang it on the wall of shame at work.   

Vote For Your Favorite.
 1. Wait, timeout. The baby just kicked
 2.Easy Fella. I know you are in to bondage, but we have to work first, play later. See ya tonight.
 3. Explaining the birds and bees is always uncomfortable no matter what their age.
 4. You're never to old to sit on daddy's lap, son
 5. Breathe in, breathe out, cough. There's no doubt about it, you're about 8 weeks pregnant hun.
 6. Santa all I really wanted was some panty hose, a knife, a tarp and some black plastic trash bags.
 7. Trust me, I am the Real Santa. Now just tell me what you want.
 8. Ventriloquist in Training
 9. That's the worst Santa outfit I've ever seen
 10. Hi Boss. I've been a good boy this year so I'm hoping for a bonus check for Christmas. free polls 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Stealth Ninja

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your eyes.  Nooo, stop, don't be popping them out of their sockets.  Yesh.  First of all, I must thank Christy and Boobies for this wonderful Friday rant session.  Thanks ladies.

Today, we have a special Frack You.  Yes, I'm talking about controlling spouses yet again.  And notice I didn't say men, I said spouses, because I'm not calling any gender out, EVEN THO, the gender I will be speaking of today is the male.  Just know, there are women out there that are just as bad as men.  Just sayin.

Dear Controlling Male Spouses of my friends.
STOP IT.  Who spit in your cheerios while you were growing up to cause you to be such control freaks?  I get so sad and mad when I hear about how your wife is so upset that they they have reached the bottom of the pile.  You think they can not do anything?  You think they are not smart?  Well, guess what?  You had better watch out.  What goes around, comes around.  When you least expect it.  

Now, to a very specific Ex-Husband of my friend.

Dear Shit For Brains,
Your wife divorced you for a reason.  You and I both know what that reason is.  You don't even live in the same State anymore.  You could give a rats ass about your kids.  Oh, but find out that your ex is now engaged, you are going to try to make her life hell.  You can't even afford to live anywhere because your family won't let you live with them, and you spend your money on your addiction.  You want to show up to the wedding.  Ha, I hope you do.  You want to know why?  Because, I have picked out my bridesmaid dress.  
Oh yeah.  Wonderwoman.  I have made a pact with your ex.  You show up, I'm going to go all psycho, crazy stealth ninja, on you.  You won't know what hit you.  

Nobody, I repeat, Nobody does anything to my friends, husband, kids, or grandkids, that makes them hurt.  I may come off as a nice ole grandma, but get me mad, you better get out of my way.  

This is your warning.  

Oh and have a nice day.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I Spy - Playgrounds


I am so excited for today's prompts.  Ok, I'm excited every week.  Who am I trying to fool.

I Spy, a fun photo meme hosted by Christy at My Mad Mind and myself.  We are normal everyday women that just love to take photo's and share them with you.  We hope every week that more and more of your will join up.  My faith is working overtime.  So please, grab the code over there on the right side, post your photo prompts, and link on up.  We want to see what you got.  Remember, it can be from any type of camera, all we want is for you to have taken the photo.  Easy peasy.  

This weeks prompts are:

I couldn't just post one photo today of parks.  There are so many types of different parks.

This is the exercise park at my doctors medical building. 

The city where I live has a plethora of parks.  We pay a monthly fee to the city for the upkeep, but it is quite cool to just be able to go a few blocks and find a different one.
This is the splash park.  My grandkids and cousins kids had a fun time here.  There is also a regular playground there too, but most the kids love to play in the water.

This park is actually really close to my house.  I can see it from my front porch.  

Right up the slope to the above playground is a fishing pond.  They stock it up and you can fish year round.  My son in law said there is catfish and trout in there.   My grandson has picked up the love of fishing from his dad so they go there often.  

Now for my choice. 
 Couldn't just post one of this prompt either.  
Last Saturday my daughters family went to a nearby pumpkin patch to pick out their pumpkins.  They had a face painter there.
Miss L.  She loves the color blue and went with a blue butterfly

Miss A.  I love this giraffe.  So Freaking Cute.  

There you go.  My week of photos.

Next weeks prompts


Looking forward to seeing what you got

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Caption This Photo

My good friend A Daft Scots Lass does a CAPTION THIS PHOTO every week.  If you click on her link, you can see this weeks selection.  Of course, she has little rub on tattoos of her site that she gives the winner.  I'm not awesome like her, but aspire to be.

I shot this photo from my phone yesterday as these 2 knuckleheads sat in my office.  I'm giving you all a chance to tell me what you think the caption should be.  

Just put in your comments what you come up with.   I can't wait to see what you unbelievably smart people will come up with.  

I'm thinking after I get all your answers we can put it up for a vote.  The winner could win, ummmm, something.  Might not be really super cool, but I'll think of something.

I'll give you till Friday.  That should give you time to think.

Good Luck

Monday, October 17, 2011

Oh Yeah, Now I Remember

Yet another fast moving weekend.   Makes me remember that I told Mr. Dazee last weekend that I just didn't like weekends anymore.  They always go too fast.  

Do you want to know some other things I remembered this weekend.?

I was reminded of my hatred total dislike of doing dishes.  Yeah, growing up with that huge family and no dishwasher will do that to a person.

I remember now that I really want a maid.  One that loves to do laundry.  And the folding.  And the hanging up.  Just Ick

My son came over the other day to help lay sod.  He is growing a beard.  I was totally reminded harshly asked by my son nicely to please stop saying he looked like a hunk.  What?  Can't a mom say that to her grown son.  Maybe I just like beards.  It also reminds me that you don't ask you teenage son if he is going to go play with his friends.  Oh no, you are supposed to say, hang with them.  Heck.  Note to brain.  Remember this.

I totally remembered my never ending eternal love for McDonalds Carmel Frappe's.  I also learned a new thing to remember.  When sitting next to Mr. Dazee to eat your hamburger, DO NOT put your frappe within arms length of said drink.  He remembered how much he loved them as he was stealing asking for swigs of it.   Strawberry Lemonade or a frappe for him.  Guess what, he drank both.  Because I'm a nice wife and because he was putting grass in our backyard.  

Now, really, go out and remember to have a great Monday.  It might be hard, but you can do it.  Yes you can.  

Don't fight it.  

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Her Haunted Past - Chapter Two

Jenny Matlock

It's time for this weeks Saturday Centus.  At first I was all, that darn Jenny, what is she trying to do to me.  But the more I thought about it, the more excited I got.

I decided to carry on the story that I started a couple of Saturdays ago.  It was titled Her Haunted Past, that you should probably read here before going any further.

Oh good, looks like you are back.

This week Jenny wants us to use sensory details, perception, hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste.  We have 100 words max, and it has to be written to the picture she has supplied.  In other, wish me luck.

Chapter Two

Lily looked up at the house.  She drew in a deep breath that took her back in time.   As she approached the stairs she heard her stepfather screaming at her as he raped her, and smelled the whiskey he had thrown against the wall in his fit of rage.

She walked into the front room being drawn to the couch, begging her to draw her hand along the top.  It had some wonderful memories of times spent with her mother, but it also held the memory of the taste of blood on her lips as that monster hit her.

to be continued............

Friday, October 14, 2011

Some Off The Wall Thinking And Shoegasms

A Daft Scots Lass

You know, when you get into your moments, of thinking.  What?  Quit laughing.  I have those moments ok.  Geez.  Two things before I show you this weeks shoes.  

I really do not feel old most of the time.  I think of myself as in the late 20's.  I act like I'm that age too.  But lately, when I answer questions on behalf of Mr. Dazee, I feel super old when the question is asked, age of spouse.  When I enter 54, it just makes me feel like my mother.  Which in of itself is a scary thing.  

Yesterday, I needed to make a call to my good blogging pals Noelle and Baby Sister.  Remember when I went to their place of business to look at playground bark, and met them, and was a goon ball and cried.  Well, it is finally time to have the bark bought and delivered.  Mr. Dazee asked me to call because, well, they are my friends.  I make the call and when the phone is answered, I ask for Noelle or Baby Sister (but I used her real name).  

Do you know how odd it felt to not ask for her by the name Baby Sister, and even odder when she answer and I said, "Hi her real name Baby Sister, this is my real name Dazee?  She even had to stop and think for a minute.  Too funny.  

But you didn't stop in for my weird thoughts, you came here to see shoes.  And shoes I have for you this week.  I'm sure a lot of you have seen the following shoes, but heck.  Tis the season to be freaky, am I right, or am I right?

Do you think you would "slip" alot in this pair?

How about feeling like you needed to get your laundry done?

Ummm, ouch 


A couple of dogs

I like this pair better


Wouldn't you be constantly hungry?

There are some of you I could totally see in this next pair.  And you all know who you are.

You could wear these with your "Joker" costume

But I totally saved the best for last.  I freaking love this pair.

There ya go.  Some weird thoughts and weird shoes.  
Because that's the way I roll