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Sunday, December 19, 2010


So really no new babble since last week.  My sister is coming into town today for Christmas.  She has three weeks of vacation.  Lucky b*tch.  Since she is coming, I spent yesterday getting ready for her arrival. I had to wrap gifts.  I even wrapped a bunch of cheesy USF Holland stuff that I bought at the big sale on Friday at work.  Then I stepped into my stamp room to get some stuff under control in there so we can put her dog in there when we let my girls out.  Oh yeah, we have to keep the battling bitches  separated since Polly and Stitch agree to disagree and we can't afford too many more $100 vet bills when they do get together.   Even though I had all damn day to get into my stamp room, I finally stumbled in there about 8 pm.  I got sucked into Pawn Stars on TV.  Oh yeah then Brad Metzer's Decoded came on so I had to watch that.  Then Funniest Commercials 2010 was on.  How could I not watch that?

After I did get into my stamp room, I pretty much embraced it and got into the swing of putting stuff away and piling up stuff I want my sister to look at to see about donating or selling.  Polly came and checked on me a couple of times and I had to take her out but after I got done piling up crap, I sat down at my desk and worked on organizing the stamps that I took off of the wood and put on cling foam.  I also worked on my "stamp catalog".  I am working on my own catalog that I'll  be able to look through so  I can see what stamps I have for whatever project I want do.  Hopefully, some stamps sets won't be forgotten or over looked any longer.  It's a big endeavor but I know if I work at it a little at a time, I can get it done.  Or if Deb comes over she can tweak her nose and it will be done even quicker.  LOL.  Last night I got six stamp sets done in about a 1/2 hour.  The hard part for me is walking away from the TV and getting to it.

Well enough babble for now. Again I have to walk away from the TV.  CBS Sunday Morning (my favorite Sunday TV show) is over so I can go take a shower.  TTYS.

Monday, December 13, 2010


Yes once again, it's a new edition of "WTH"!!!  So today is Monday, the day after the massive snow storm we were supposed to get this past weekend.  Well it only turned out to be a fart in a windstorm for Michigan.  Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, and just about every place else got wicked bad weather but we got nothing.  Oh sure, Saturday it rained all day and was probably close to 40 degrees.  So it became a sloppy mess on the roads in the apartment complex.  Melted a lot of the snow that we got last week.  Saturday night is spit a little snow at us but the TV news guys were still forecasting blizzard like conditions.  Didn't get the snow so much here in Holland, but the temperature dropped quite a bit in a few hours.  Got down in the teens and very windy for a time.  So all the slush on the roads turned to solid crappy ice.  Luckily there are some clear spots so I can take the dogs to the dog walk area.

Because of the impending blizzard my plans were called off.  My stamping girls were going to get together for Christmas but we called it.  So I planned on getting some stuff done but I made the mistake of sitting in front of the boob tube.  Mythbusters was on and they were busting a myth about a blind guy driving a car and got arrested for drunk driving because the guy telling how to drive was drunk.  It was hilarious.  After that was done I turned the channel and Untold Stories of the ER was on.  So I got sucked into a spell and watched it for three hours.  Great stories.  I think the best was the guy that was brought into the ER because he had taken "performance enhancing" drugs and was "saluting"  for five hours.  He was in great pain and had his woman at his side.  Well that is until his wife showed up.  Pretty funny stuff!!!  It was kind of like a train wreck and I couldn't look away.

Minnesota had record snow fall. So much so that the Metrodome's roof (something like that where the Vikings play football) collapsed.  They had to reschedule the game for today in Detroit where the Lions play.  So about 4:30 or so this afternoon, my boss comes running into our office to tell us that we got a pickup called in at the Pontiac Silverdome to pick up a piece of roofing for the Metrodome.  Woo-hoo!!!  HOLLAND swoops in to save the day!!!

So that's my first installment of  "WTH...New Week!!!"  Stay tuned.  Maybe I can delight you with more babble later.  Bye.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bentley's Tails!!!

Hey Everyone...I received an email from my friend Debbie in Denver about her darling little bundle of fur, Bentley.  This is too hiliarous not to post.  Keep in mind that Bentley loves to sleep.  As a matter of fact that's all he would do when we were hanging out at their house.  I am just copying and pasting this from Debbie's email to me.   I hope you enjoy it!!!

Okay, so you know our sweet little Bentley hates to be left home alone.  Every time we return home Bentley spends a minimum of 5 minutes whining, crying, jumping up and down and licking our faces because he is so happy to have us home.  He makes us feel so guilty we hate to leave. 
We have been wondering exactly what he does while we are gone?  Does he sit by the door crying?  Does he take a nap?  Last night we decided to set up the video camera so we could see and hear what he does in our absence.  We were gone for about 3 hours and when we got home Bentley went through his routine of jumping up and down, licking our faces, whining and crying.  We walked into the kitchen and I noticed the camera had tipped over.  I didn't think anything of it and started to watch the video.  I was relieved to see that he does not whine or cry when we are gone, and I could hear that he was walking around the kitchen and occasionally playing with his ball that makes noises.  The video is pretty boring and I was thinking about shutting it off when all of a sudden I see these black legs walking in front of the camera!   Did I mention that we set the camera up on the kitchen counter?  Bentley had somehow managed to jump up on the counter and he was checking it out!  I couldn't believe my eyes!  I had 4 or 5 animal crackers in a small bowl and he enjoyed snacking on them.  He walked back and forth across the counter several times and even got down and back up on the counter a couple of times.  We were so shocked that our "little angel" was having so much fun in our absence! 
On his 3rd trip on the counter he tipped the camera over so were were not able to see how many times he was up there throughout the evening, but we laughed all evening over the "little darling's" antics.  When the cat's away the mouse will play. So now we are on to his little games and he won't be able to make us feel quite so bad when we have t leave him at home.  We have also learned that we need to make sure the bar stools are pushed in so he won't be able to get on the counter quite so easily.
We can't believe he had us so convinced that he grieves all the while we are gone.  Quite the contrary, he has a pretty good time checking out things he would never do when we are home.
Thought you would get a laugh out of this!

Thanks for the update on your little darlin', Deb.  I really enjoyed it.  I hope the rest of you do too.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


So today was just another crappy day at work.  I think I woke up sad and work did not make it any better.  Maybe it was having to clean the snow off my car again.  Maybe it's still post vacation funk.  I don't know...I just know that I was not looking forward to today.  Luckily, my friend and co-worker, Pam and I had made plans to go to Crazy Horse for ribeye tonight.  So I had that to look forward too.  I think part of my funk is that as much as I don't mind living by myself, I guess I feel a little lonely since coming home from vacation.  As much as my sister drives me crazy sometimes, I think in a way, I am looking forward to moving in with her when she retires and we move to Colorado.  I hope I don't live to regret these words.  Time will tell. 

At least I am not as screwed up as Sharon on Y&R.  Thank goodness for that.

Thanks for reading and letting me rant a little.

Monday, December 6, 2010


So I think I have settled into some post vacation funk.  Not really feeling terribly happy lately.  It snowed all damn day yesterday.  I think we got about a foot of snow and it snowed all damn day today too.  Supposed to snow all damn night tonight with another 4-8 inches by morning.  WTH???  Then I get an email from my friend in Denver telling me that it is going to be sunny and 60 there today.  PMORDTMT!!!  Oh yeah, have I told you about how Denver gets 300 days of sunshine a year.  Today was the first day I saw a good portion of blue sky since I have been back from vacation.  It was beautiful but oh so brief because I had to go back to work.  Then I get out and even if the sun had come out, it had already set at 5:08.  Ridiculous!!!  Brushed about 4 more inches off my car since lunch and then hunkered over the steering wheel for 35 minutes to go 5 frickin' miles.  PMORDTMT again!!!  Okay.  So I'll stop ranting and raving for now.  Just feeling kind of blue and wanted to vent.


Friday, December 3, 2010


Well I'm back from vacation.  It's funny how much more I liked my job before I went on vacation.  Today was the day from hell at work.  There was some kind of problem with AT&T this morning, too many people off in customer service, and phone calls up the wazoo.  Crazy, insane, NUTS.  I also had to go to physical therapy today so that I can learn some exercises to strengthen my core that will not kill me.  I was achy all morning.  That's the other thing I don't like about not being on vacation.  I realized that I did not have the aches and pains I have in Michigan when I was out in Colorado.  I'm sure some of it has to do with the climate.  Here's the other thing...Colorado gets about 300 days of sunshine.  I've been back since Monday and have not seen sun since I've been back. Talk about depressing.  Anyway that is my beef today.  Thanks for letting me bitch a little.