Sunday, January 29, 2006

Funny, funny, funny!

This is an email that my mom sent Colin. I was trying to read it out loud to Adam but was seriously laughing to hard to read it properly. Colin kept telling me to stop laughing and read it properly.


Here then, are the glorious Darwin Award Winners for

1. When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at his
intended victim during a holdup in Long Beach,
California, would-be robber James Elliot did something
that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the
barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it

And now, the honorable mentions:

2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in
a meat cutting machine and, after a little hopping
around, submitted a claim to his insurance company.
The company expecting negligence, sent out one of its
men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine
and lost a finger. The chef's claim was approved.

3. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a
space for his car during a blizzard in Chicago
returned with his Vehicle to find a woman had taken
the space. Understandably, he shot her.

4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a
Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental
patients he was supposed to be transporting from
Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit
his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop
and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He
then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital,
telling the staff that the patients were very
excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The
deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.

5. An American teenager was in the hospital recovering
from serious head wounds received from an oncoming
train. When asked how he received the injuries, the
lad told police that he was simply trying to see how
close he could get his head to a moving train before
he was hit.

6. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20
bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the
clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and
asked for all the cash in the register, which the
clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from
the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the
counter. The total amount of cash he got from the
drawer...$15. (If someone points a gun at you and
gives you money, is a crime committed?)

7. Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty
badly. He decided that he'd just throw a cinder block
through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and
run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over
his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back
and hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him
unconscious. The liquor store window was made of
Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.

8. As a female shopper exited a New York convenience
store, man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk
called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give
them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within
minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put
him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief
was then taken out of the car and told to stand there
for a positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes,
officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse
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9. The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man
walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at 5
a.m., flashed a gun, and demanded cash. The clerk
turned him down because he said he couldn't open the
cash register without a food order. When the man
ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't
available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked


10. When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a
motor home parked on a Seattle street, he got much
more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene
to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home
near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the
man admitted to trying to steal gasoline and plugged
his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by
mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press
charges, saying that it was
the best laugh he'd ever had.


Isn't it hard to believe that any of this could be true?

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Tagged by Rhonda...

I saw this on her blog a couple of days ago, but I've just been a little too busy to post. So here goes. I'm going to cut and paste a little of it so I don't have to go back and forth between the blogs to type it out.

The rules for this particular tagging are as follows:
Remove the blog name in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place.
Then add yourself to the bottom slot.


Then you get to select five people to pass the love on to.
Here you go ladies!!! (I don't know if five people read this, but I'll list five names anyway)

Mel G
Okay, that's only four, but that's all I can think of right now.

Here are the questions.

What were you doing 10 years ago?

Hmmm...I was almost 22 and had a two year old. I was going to school to be an office assistant, but that was SO not me! I make a MUCH better letter carrier! I was almost divorced and just hanging out with some really good friends!

What were you doing 1 year ago?

Pretty much the same thing as now, but not working at the scrapbook store. So not much. Scrapbooking less I think.

Five snacks you enjoy (in no particular order, as all snacks are created equal):

Only five???
1. Lays Salt and Pepper chips
2. Twix
3. Cinnamon bagels with cinnamon spread...yum, yum, yum!
4. Raw mushrooms with dill dip.
5. Gummy bears

Five songs to which you KNOW all the lyrics:

Tomorrow - Annie
If I Had a Million Dollars - BNL
Wide Opem Spaces - Dixie Chicks
Before You - Chantal Kreviazuk
Buffalo Soldies - Bob Marley

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

1. Quit my job and open a dog store.
2. Buy a brand new convertible.
3. Pay off all my debts and buy a house.
4. Go to Paris!!!
5. Travel, travel, travel!

Five bad habits:

2. Talking too much.
3. Spending too much money.
4. Being impatient.
5. Lately I'm REALLY forgetful.

Five things you like doing:

1. Playing games with Colin
2. Cuddling with Adam
3. knitting
4. scrapbooking
5. Laying on a beach

Five things you would never wear, buy, or get again:

1. Jeans that aren't low rise.
2. Heidi Swapp rub-ons!!!!
3. A Jack Russell...just kidding (most of the time)!!!!!
4. Anything polyester!
5. Bread that's not made THAT day (I have a thing with bread...Adam will take advantage of it to take half of my Panini's too! :) )

Five favorite toys:

1. My car...especially in the summer when the top is down!
2. My camera.
3. My computer.
4. Chloe (is she a toy?)
5. My stove from parents for Christmas. It makes my house SO warma dn I'm so in love with it!

I'm SO excited!!!!!!!

Jenn and I have been trying to register for Elsie Flannigan's classes in Bellingham on March 17-18. Luckily she's persistant because it still wasn't posted on the site but she called the store (how many times??) and they are taking registrations!!!! So we are registered to take THREE classes and go to the crop from 7-midnight on the 18th!!!!!! How totally cool is that!?!?!?! I can't even tell you how excited I am!!!!! I REALLY want it to be March 17th right now so I can catch the ferry to Vancouver! Then we'll be heading down to Bellingham the next morning! Woo, hoo!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

I'm going to Vancouver!!!!

I was just looking through some photos for one for a circle journal and found this one of Chloe in her Gap sweater. When I'm at work at Memory Lane and Colin is alone with her I often come home to find her clothes (she has two coats, two sweaters and a poncho) thrown on the back of the living room chair. He loves to dress her up. Luckily she doesn't seem to mind!

I'm going to Vancouver tomorrow! I'm so excited! I get to see Tammy and Carmen when I drop off a cj for Carmen at Tammy's house, and I get to go scrap with Jenn at Clipper Street with my friend Tracey (who I haven't seen in a year so I'm SO excited!!!!). And Colin turns 12!!! He's a teenager now! I'm so lucky to say that he is a nice teenager though (so far , anyway)!

Oh, and Elsie Flannigan, who's stuff I just LOVE is coming to Washington State, and it looks like I'll be going (once i know for sure I'll be jumping all over the place. I already have the time off work too!!!). Trudy, who I work with at the scrapbook store, has threatened to "warn her about me" if she sees her at CHA next week. And to tell Ali Edwards that she's not my favourite anymore. A girl can have more than one favourite!!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!! Hugs!

Sunday, January 15, 2006


Adam just taught me to add links! He's so smart!

I've been tagged!

Jenn and Rhonda tagged me!!! I'd post links to their blogs, but I'm kind of useless at all this stuff. I will learn how to do it though! And anyone who reads this probably knows who they are anyway! :)

So here goes...

Four jobs you have had in your life...
worked in two bookstores (Coles and Bolen Books...a local Victoria book store...loved it so much!
- night worker at Montreux (an eating disorder clininc that had to close because of controversy over the methods of treatment. VERY well known in the news and on Dateline and 20/20)
- letter carrier (love it when it's not raining or too cold)
- Memory Lane (lss) BEST job EVER! Never want to stop working there!

Four movies you would watch over and over...
Blue Crush (surprised?)
- Step into Liquid (a surf documentary)
- Stepmom
- Legally Blonde (I have to buy this one!)

Four places you have lived...
- Germany (I was born there)
- Fredricton, New Brunswick
- Yellowknife, NWT
- Lethbridge Alberta

Four tv shows you love to watch...
Gilmore Girls
- The OC
- ER
- Desperate Housewives

Four places you have been on vacation...

- Washington, DC (when I was 12)
- Hawaii
- Disneyland
- Las Vegas

Four of my favourite foods...
- tacos (I could eat 8 in one sitting...LOVE them!!!)
- Mickey Mouse waffles with whipped cream and strawberries (I always eat his ears first!)
- pink grapefruit
- Salt and Pepper chips

Four websites I visit daily...
- The Weather Network (goes with the job)
- Elsie Flannigan's blog
- Ali Edwards blog

Four places I would rather be right now...
- Hawaii
- CKU (any of them)
- scrapping with my S! friends :)

Four bloggers I'm tagging...
I think everyone who reads this is already tagged. So if you haven't been tagged and you are reading this then you're it!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Blue Crush...

is on tv tonight. I love this movie! I saw it in the theatre three times and have watched it on dvd probably 200 times more. I can't get enough if it!! Plus, with all the skinny girls in bikinis, it makes me want to work out more so I'll look like that in a bathing suit (yeah, right!). :)

Monday, January 09, 2006

Here's the photo...

I guess there'll be some growing pains thrying to learn this! Here she is! :)


Tee, hee! Apparently I am TOTALLY blonde! My friend Jenn sent me her blog address and I tried to post on it and couldn't so I had to sign up to have a blog. Every name I tried wouldn't work, even my "secret" one, so I went to her blog and tried to post with my "secret" name and it worked. I guess I signed up for a blog and then totally forgot! So now I'm on the blog bandwagon too! Happy reading!

And this is a cute pic of Chloe getting dirty yesterday. Colin thought she looked like a zombie. :)