Thursday, May 31, 2007

Pizza Logic

Some one explain this to yes that means I would love comments you silent mass of peepers! (hehehe...I accidently put peppers first instead of peepers.)

I went to a national known pizza chain (I will not name it, because, well basically, because I can never spell it correctly) yesterday to pick up a pizza. They have ones they keep in a warmer for just a quick pick up and go, but they only choice they have is pepperoni.

I, being thoughtful of calories no matter how slight it may actually be, would have preferred a pizza with only cheese. So, I asked them if they had any in the pick up and go warmer. They said no and wrote up my order for one cheese pizza. The price was $5.99...ok fine....but then I asked what the price was of one of the pick up and go pepperoni pizzas. The price was 50 cents less than just a plain cheese. I asked why the difference and was told that it cost more because they had to make the cheese one and it would take 15 minutes.

So here are my questions....

Did they not make the pepperoni pizzas there since making a cheese one there for some reason cost more? And if they don't make them there, where do they come from??


Was I having to pay for them to remove the pepperoni from one of the pick up and go pizzas and that was what would actually take 15 minutes??


Is the value of pepperoni so low that it actually decreases the value of an entire pizza?

I simply don't know and would like some explainations.

Stand In Your Underwear?

Mom and Dad and their 14-year-old daughter are finishing dinner at the kitchen table. Their daughter has been quiet. When the meal is over she asks her parents if she can buy a bikini, now that summer is almost here. She has never had a bikini, but she feels like she is ready. Mom and Dad look at each other and ask why she wants one. She pours out her rehearsed reasons for why she should be allowed to have her way.

Her Dad says, "OK, if you want a bikini, stand up and take off your pants and shirt right where you are standing." Her eyes grow large and her face turns red. She sputters, "What? Here?" Mom says that he is serious. If she wants a bikini she must take off her pants and shirt in front of her parents. The daughter refuses and is told she cannot have one.

They explain that a bikini is smaller than most bras and panties and if she cannot stand in public in her underwear, then how could she do so in a bikini? They ask her if she could walk around the house or in front of the neighbors and her friends in her bra and panties. The daughter didn't ask again.

-Richard Mansel

Monday, May 28, 2007

State Capitol - Austin, Texas

My husband and I went to the Texas State Capitol on Sunday. We don't live very far from Austin (the capital of Texas) and we were just driving down I-35 when I saw it so we took a detour.

Now this is just sad to say, I have lived in Texas all my life and I have never been to the Capitol. In fact, I have been to the Capitol of Connecticut, but not my own state!

We were surprised that it was open, was free, and we could go anywhere we wanted in the whole building without anyone batting an eye! There were DPS troopers around, but later we found out that wasn't even normal.

The first thing we were greeting with was the fence surrounding the grounds.

Next, the main attraction is the dome, It is beautiful on the inside. I don't think you can tell from this picture, but around the star is the word TEXAS. I couldn't keep looking up at it because I would get dizzy. It was so high!

Below is two of Texas' heroes.

I really loved all the hardware and decorations in the building. It is so detailed. Here are some examples:

We were in luck this Sunday the Texas Representatives were in session. They were meeting to try to get everything done before their year was up. Someone told us that they would probably have to have three more sessions, and each session lasted about a month. We were allowed to go in and listen, we could take pictures as long as there were no flash. So I of course, took a picture.

After a prayer and the saying of the Pledge of Alligence and the Texas Pledge, the first topic that came up was why they were meeting at 2 PM instead of 10 AM or earlier. The Speaker stated that it was out of respect for those who went to church. The notes for Sunday that were posted on the Texas Legislature Online stated: "Once again, some members chose to divert the House away from important matters ..."That was very obvious as they continued on with the session. We left after a little while and it seems we didn't miss a thing. Still, getting to see that in person was very interesting. If you get a chance you should definately take a trip to your state's capitol....or just come to Texas' is very cool!

Texas Pride - Only in Texas: A Photo Blog

Friday, May 25, 2007

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Subject Posted Date: May 25, 2007 - Friday - 4:20 AM



My husband and I sell things online and recently we sold a movie to someone. It was paid for (including postage), we mailed it, and all in all it was a smooth transaction. We got home Thursday and there was a message on the machine.

This is more or less what the older lady said, but try to hear this being said with a Texas twangy twang (worse than mine if you know me) "This is so and so, and I opened my mail today and just got the nicest surprise of my life! There in the package was my favorite movie! I just love this movie. Thank you so much for sending it to me, you are so precious. I want to know how much I owe you for the postage. I was just so happy to get this in the mail! I will be away this weekend and can't watch it, but I am looking forward to seeing it. When I am done with it do you want me to mail it back or can you tell me a way to copy it or maybe I can just buy it from you. I really love this movie! Well, you call me back and let me know, my number is...."

WHAT!??? My husband and I looked at each other, and then just busted out laughing. We didn't give out our phone number, so this person had looked it up, which really isn't that hard, but still strange. We looked online to make sure it had been paid for and that it got sent to the right address. Everything looked right so I called her back. She thanked me again and asked how much she owed me. I told her that it had already been paid for including the postage. She didn't know how that happened and then thought that maybe it was her daughter who had bought it for her. Luckily the daughter used her initials in her screen name and sure enough that is who it looks like bought it. Then she started asking me if I could get other movies for her! YIKES! What did I stumble into?

But what I am really wondering is....does anyone in that family talk to each other?


It has been raining so long and so hard today that for the first time in my life I saw frog road kill. I am not talking about a little bitty frog either...this thing was in competition with the rabbits in the size category! It could have put a dent in your bumper!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I Was Shocked That Bass Pro Shop Sold Such Things!

Although, that is an AWESOME price!

Finger Length Predicts SAT Performance

For full article go to:

A quick look at the lengths of children's index and ring fingers can be used to predict how well students will perform on SATs, new research claims. Kids with longer ring fingers compared to index fingers are likely to have higher math scores than literacy or verbal scores on the college entrance exam, while children with the reverse finger-length ratio are likely to have higher reading and writing, or verbal, scores versus math scores.

Guess which finger (index or ring) is longer on my hand (I have a BS in Mathematics).

Saturday, May 19, 2007

I Can Now Add Goat Herding To My Resume

Notice this little guy and position of the fence. It is behind him...this means one of two things...1) I crossed the street, (we live in the country, so yes there are goats across the street) jumped the fence and trespassed to get this picture or 2) he got out. Now, as much as I love goats (especially baby goats), I wouldn't cross over a fence onto someone property to get a picture of one!

That little goat somehow got through the fence and then proceeded to cry and cry to get back in with the other goats. Do you think the other goats, hearing his cries, stayed with him?? Not hardly, not even his own momma stayed nearby! There is no sympathy among goats I have found.

My husband and I went out there while it was still daylight to help the goat (like we knew what we were doing) and at first we thought he had his head stuck in the fence (wouldn't be the first time!) but to our surprise he was outside the fence. The grass across the street is probably a good 3 to 4 feet high, he was staying right along the fence line and was hard to see let alone get. My husband went on one side of the goat up aganist the fence and I went on the other.

We each started slowly walking toward him as he tried to find an escape, both of us hoping he wouldn't run into the road. That is exactly what he tried to do, of course! Luckily the side of the road is wide and he went around one of us to back along the fence line.

It didn't take much for us to give up, after all we had no clue what we were doing or what we would do IF we had caught him. We hopped in the car and headed over to the man's house who owns the goats, but he wasn't home, so we left him a note and just let it go.

As darkness fell all we could hear was this baby goat crying and crying to be with the others. Then our neighbor (who DOES knows what he is doing) went out there and we saw him so when to help. It is pitch black, we are chasing a goat down with flashlights and our neighbor has a lasso. So now my husband is on one side and our neighbor is on the other up along the fence. I am in the road to create a triangle to catch this goat. Our neighbor throws his lasso, the goat takes off toward my husband, and then right through my husband's legs. I am trying to get the light on the goat and not get hit by the 100 cars that, I swear, came out of nowhere!

We all got into position again and our neighbor threw the lasso, got it around the goat, the goat moved fast, and the lasso slipped right off him. UGH! The goat decides to run towards the road, sees me, runs back towards my husband who practically dive bombed the poor thing to tackle it to the ground.

If you have never heard a goat scream, it is an awful noise. It sounds like a child crying hard. Very eerie. When my husband caught that goat he screamed that horrible scream, but between our neighbor and my husband the goat was picked up and put back over the fence. He ran off bleating into the night.

During the two goat herdings I managed to cut my hand on the barbed wire and my husband managed to rip his shirt on it. Of course, that goat showed no appreciation, but I didn't expect much seeing how I now know about goats and their sympathies!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Oh Those Crazy Nuns

Nothing really to say, just thought the barstools in the picture were fun. :) Have a great day!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Why Don't We Do It In Our Sleeves?

This is what you start to worry/think about when you get put on the Pandemic Flu Readiness Planning Team.....

Sorry I couldn't embed it on here. It has licenses and such.


Additional info (added 1/14/2008) : I have been practicing this method and I find it works so much better than sneezing into my hands. The only draw back I have found is when you are done sneezing you will have a slightly wet spot on your sleeve. One, day I was drinking a red drink and I sneezed into my blue sleeve. Yes, I had a nice purple spot on my shirt. It did dry and go away so that was good. But, I did find it pretty funny! :)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

From The Mouths Of Co-workers

The secretary in the office was on the phone with someone requesting a transcript who had been here in the 80's and she told them to put down all possible names she could have been here under to help us find the file.

Then she said...and I quote, "Back then we use to alphabetize the files."

Ummm.....and I guess in today's day and age we just throw them in a heap and dig every time we want one.

Sorry P.B. you had it coming.