Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thursday's Thirteen: Men

My family and I worked in the yard today. I got some weeding done in the garden, but not enough.

I'm pooped so I'm posting another quick and dirty Thursday's Thirteen, this one for the men. I got it off of Merle's blog.

Top Twenty International Rules of Manhood. From an Australian newspaper.

1. Under no circumstances may 2 men share an umbrella.

2. Any man who brings a camera to a bachelor party may be legally killed and eaten.

3. Unless he murdered someone in your family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 12 hours.

4. If you've known a guy for more than 24 hours, his sister is off limits forever unless you actually marry her.

5. Moaning about the brand of free beer in a buddy's fridge is forbidden, however complain at will if the temperature is unsuitable.

6. No man shall ever be required to buy a birthday present for another man. In fact, even remembering your buddy's birthday is entirely optional.

7. On a road trip, the strongest bladder determines pit stops, not the weakest.

8. When stumbling upon other guys watching a sporting event, you may ask the score
but you may never ask who's playing.

9. It is permissible to drink a fruity alcohol drink only when you're sunning on a tropical beach... and it's delivered by a topless model and only when it's free.

10. If a man's fly is down, that's his problem, you didn't see anything.

11. Friends don't let friends wear Speedos. Ever. Issue closed.

12. Women who claim they "love to watch sports" must be treated as spies until they demonstrate knowledge of the game and the ability to drink as much as the other sports watchers.

13. A man in the company of a hot suggestively dressed woman must remain sober enough to fight.

And here's the bonus, the rest of the list, enjoy.

14. Never hesitate to reach for the last beer or the last piece if pizza, but not both, that's just greedy.

15. Unless you're in prison, never fight naked.

16. If you compliment a guy on his six-pack, you'd better be talking about his choice of beer.

17. Never talk to a man in a bathroom unless you are on an equal footing, ie., both urinating, both waiting in line etc. For all other situations, an almost imperceptible nod is all the conversation you need.

18. It is acceptable for you to drive her car, but it is not acceptable for her to drive yours.

19. Thou should not buy a car in the colors of brown, pink, lime green, orange or sky blue

20. The girl who replies to the question "What do you want for Christmas?" with "If you loved me, you would know what" gets an Xbox. End of story.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday's Thirteen: Women

I'm not feeling too well, my daughter has a virus and her tonsil are infected and I think I maybe coming down with it too.

Well, the virus not the tonsil infection, lol, I haven't had tonsils since I was three.

SO here is a quick and dirty Thursdays thirteen.

1. A friend of mine confused her Valium with her birth control pills ...
she has 14 kids but doesn't really care

2. One of life's mysteries is how a 2-pound box of chocolates can make a
woman gain 5 lbs.

3. My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely.

4. The best way to forget your troubles is to wear tight shoes.

5. The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don't know
what you are doing, someone else does.

6. The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then,
your body and your fat are really good friends.

7. Just when I was getting used to yesterday, along came today.

8. Sometimes I think I understand everything, and then I regain

9. I gave up jogging for my health when my thighs kept rubbing together
and setting fire to my knickers.

10. Amazing! You hang something in your closet for a while and it shrinks
2 sizes!

11. Skinny people irritate me! Especially when they say things like
...'You know sometimes I forget to eat!' Now I've forgotten my address, my
mother's maiden name and my keys, but I have never forgotten to eat. You have to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat!

12. The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing
and then they marry him.

13. I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are
eating too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast. Are they kidding? That's my idea of a perfect day!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Thursday's Thirteen: Flowers

It's spring and if my damn allergies would just leave me along for a while, I'd be working in my garden.

So here are thirteen flowers that I'd like to plant in my flower beds.

1. Sunflower
2. Minature Rose
3. Easter Lilly
4. Sweet Alyssum
5. Sweet Pea
6. Daffodils
7. Love in a Puff
8. Bleeding Hearts
9. Pansies
10. Morning glories
11. Snap dragon
12. Day lilies
13. California Poppy

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Good news

My daughter's cat Suzu came back!
The darn cat went missing when we found our kitty Ji Ji
dead out front of our house.
My daughter was so worried that this one was dead too.
But she's not!
Also my hubby called the warranty people about our washer.
They are in negotiations with the owners of the store where we bought the machine, and their trying to get us another one.
The only problem I can fore see is that they aren't the original owners of the store.
We'll see.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

RIP its been a very bad week

This is a very bad week for my family.

First my washing machine, after being practically overhauled by the mechanic was pronounced dead and unfix-able. It was only 3 and a half, and new when we got it.

The warrenty people are suppose to give us a call and give us a buy out amount. I hope it's enough for a new washer.


Then my husband comes home and give me a notice he had torn out of the newspaper.

A friend of ours had passed away. Arthur Lewis was fifty and graduated high school a couple of years before I did, in 1977. He left a wife Toni of 26 years, a son and a daughter, both grown. And one grandchild who isn't yet. He worked with the developmentally disabled and troubled youth. And was a long time member of the Church of Christ.

He was an overall good guy.

Some of my memories of Arthur:

I went to church with him and still remember him being tall and thin with an Afro (then). On a youth rally he flirted with all pretty girls he met.

He had a pet lizard that he won at the Madera fair. Back then you could win more than just a gold fish. He would place it on his shirt, give it a tap and it would freeze in place. The girls at school would say, "That's not real is it?" And when it moved they'd scream.

I think he got a kick out of that.

He let it run loose on the walls of his bedroom, where it would find small bugs to eat.

One morning over breakfast his mom leaned forward looking suspiciously at his lizard. Then it moved it's head. He said "[his] mom let out a shriek that about woke the dead."

His Mom, "Get it out, get it out. I don't want no lizards in my house!"

Nothing he said could say appeased her and he had to let it go outside. He said it was his favorite pet.


Speaking of pets:

Sadly we lost one of ours. I thought we'd lose Pookey who has been ill, but she is still with us.

I don't know how it happened but Ji Ji, our one year old kitty passed away.

My hubby went outside to mow the lawn, and by my big pots that I have lined up by the fence Ji Ji lay unmoving.

There was no marks on her and she had shown no symptoms of a cold or disease. The only thing I can think of is maybe she had eaten a rodent that had consumed some poison.

My hubby burried her inbetween the almond trees.

My daughter is in mourning now, and worried about her black and white cat Susu that she can't find.

I told her she'll probably will show up in a day or two.



Ji Ji

One year old

Runt of litter, rescued kitty

Found in cat food bag along side of road with litter mates

Last one left when we adopted her

Small in size with soft fur like a baby rabbit

I will miss you greeting me in the morning,

running down the fence for a pet and a hug.