Thursday, April 30, 2009

Just so you know, Aimee, this post is for you :)
To defend myself briefly, I've been researching a few links online and bookmarking them in preparation for blogging.  I just haven't gotten around to it until now.  

Frickin bugs...
I have decided that my only complaint about living in the south, so far, is the bugs.  They are much more abundant and significantly larger down here.  Let me list my grievances:

Fire ants: I woke up this morning with a toe that was burning and itching.  As of this afternoon, we've moved into the blistery, leaky, itching, burning phase.  That's all from one ant bite.  Imagine if I'd stepped onto the ant hill, (which is right under our table and chairs out back, by the way).  Actually, I read about the little turds earlier, and it turns out that they are in the same family of insects as the WASP.  wtf?  They anchor themselves onto a person or animal and then sting 7-8 times.  That's just one!  No wonder fire-ant-killer is a common staple in stores here.

Spiders: I kill (on average) 1-2 spiders in the house per week.  Big ones.  We're not talking little guys.  Although, as of yet, I've not encountered any so-big-you-pee-a-little sized arachnids.  I still shudder when I think of that one you encountered, Danielle.  UGH.

Moths: And speaking of you, Danielle, I seem to remember you having a fear of moths and such?  I wonder how large they get in Australia, because down here in the bayou, they are crazy big.  A few weeks back, Jim and I heard something hitting the window that we thought was rain, and it was this guy.  He's just part of a whole strain of giant moths that hang out down here.  He was the size of a small bat.  No. Freaking. Kidding.  Appropriately, we dubbed him Mothra.

Dragonflies: These guys really don't bother me much, surprisingly.  They're pretty harmless, and if they come at me, I just swipe them away.  They don't sting or bite, that I know of.  There's just a bunch of them around.

Lovebugs: There are a ton of these everywhere.  I'm not sure why.  They look a little like fire-flies, but they fly around in pairs, literally attached to each other.  They are really dumb and slow and fly right into my face a lot.

Wicki PAY de uh
I have become an avid user of Wikipedia as of late.  Since Jim is gone a lot for work and travel, and Eli cannot really have deep conversation yet, I find myself looking up anything and everything online.  Books, tv shows, characters from tv shows, actors, religions, movies, bugs, plants, symptoms to strange diseases... I'm basically stimulating my brain with miscellaneous stuff.  But you never know, it could come in handy.  I might go on Jeopardy someday.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Nola Auto Show
I totally forgot, until today, that I took pics with my phone at the auto show a couple weeks ago.  

Here is my dream car-the Saturn Sky Red Line:

And me in it:

The sexy new Dodge Challenger:

And Jim in it:

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bottle talk
Me: "OK, if you're making a six ounce bottle, you measure it in the bottle and then pour it into the glass and heat it for 27 seconds.  If you're heating eight ounces, it's 30 seconds, unless the bottle was in the refrigerator, and then you add one second for six ounces and two for eight to make up for the cooling effect the bottle will have on the warm milk when it's poured into it."
Jim: (looking at me mockingly)
Me: "Sheldon would understand."

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

My 30th
I've had a pretty good birthday today. Jim is out of town on business, but right around noon, my doorbell rang and I was given these:

The note read, "Happy Birthday!!! Sorry I couldn't be there with you today. Love, Meme". That was definitely the highlight of my day. I also went on a little shopping spree at Old Navy this morning, courtesy of my mom and mama Martz. I combined their gifts and got some great new tanks and tees. I heart clearance! Then I treated myself to some Chick-fil-a. Yumminess. As a final little treat, I cashed in my points on my credit card for a $200 Spa gift card. It should arrive within a couple weeks. Yay!!