Friday, September 2, 2011

In-vain in the Membrane

I like word games, spelling games, and the whatnot. I'm also a reasonably good speller. Yeah... I'm that nerdy. Text Twist on MSN Games? Have you ever played it? I can play it for a very long time. Word Mole? I had a freakishly high score on that game.

You may not be as nerdy as I am, but there's a word game nearly all of us play. It's called "figure out what the vanity plate on the car in front of you says". Yes, it needs a shorter name. But, you know you do it. I do it. I even turn it into a competition to see who can figure it out first when I'm with another person in the car. I'm a nerd, and I'm also pretty competitive. Even over something as trivial as figuring out what a vanity plate says.

Some vanity plates are pretty humorous. Some are pretty creative. Some, like the one in the picture below, make me giggle. It could go two ways. Are you a fan of hockey? Or, are you a fan of hickeys? Maybe it's both, and you went for the ambiguity on purpose.

I was driving to work today and saw a vanity plate. I spent a second trying to figure it out. I could only give it so much attention as I was trying to maintain my 5-7 miles over the speed limit, put on my lipstick, and make sure I was properly groomed before getting to work. My distractions made me forget what it was. But, I had an ingenious thought. I want a vanity plate. I want one with random letters and numbers that make no sense. Just to confuse people. Make them spend time looking at it. Sounding it out in their heads. Trying to figure out just what in the H that license plate says.

That would make me laugh. Did I mention I'm a nerd?

And of course... There's a Seinfeld for that.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

special sauce

I had my first Big Mac experience today. I've made it to this point in my life without ever tasting one. I decided earlier in the year that I would make it a goal to taste a Big Mac by the end of the year. Lofty goals. I know.

I had it in my mind that today would be the day. Well, today had to be the day. I'm running out of days in 2010. No more putting it off.

My train of thought throughout the day leading up to the Big Mac experience:

Big Mac
Mac daddy
Mac daddy make you wanna jump, jump
Kris Kross backwards day in school
I wore my Girbauds and my Gimmie shirt backwards
Could I get my jeans on backwards now?
Probably not after eating a Big Mac

It all came full circle.

Back to my Big Mac. It tasted about like I thought it would. It was kind of squishy. The middle bun piece slides out. I was pretty underwhelmed with my Big Mac. BUT I can put a big, fat checkmark next to my goal for 2010. DONE!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

broken promises

Skinny jeans came back in style. I absolutely refused to own or wear a pair. Ever. For many good reasons. The 80's, and my short and unshapely legs are just a couple of them. Well, I own a pair. Okay, maybe more than a pair. I own a few, or four, or whatever.

Leggings came back in style. I absolutely refused to own or wear a pair. Ever. Again, for many good reasons. I wore leggings like crazy at one point in my life. I stopped wearing them when I was 10. And the people that wear them that just shouldn't be wearing them (shudder)... Anyway, after some persuasion from my dear Jess, I own a pair.

Now we have jeggings. The lovechild that resulted from skinny jeans and leggings getting together and...ya know... I swore these off for a while, but I wasn't as quick to judge as I'd already given in to both skinny jeans and leggings. I'm writing this post in the comfort of my jeggings.

Things have gone one step further, my friends. These have been introduced to the world. A line has been crossed. I absolutely refuse to own or wear a pair of these. Ever. This is a promise I intend to keep.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

soccer mom

I have officially become a "soccer mom". Well, kind of. Tyce had his first soccer game yesterday. It was so fun to watch. He even scored a goal. He felt like such a champ!

And in case you're wondering... I haven't traded in my beautiful, gas-guzzling, giant carbon footprint leaving, full-size SUV for a Subaru or a mini van. Perhaps my transformation to "soccer mom" isn't complete.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

the devil in disguise

Yes, it is that time again! I almost forgot about Girl Scout cookies this year. I wish I would have. These two little boxes are some of my biggest enemies. Girl Scout cookies are expensive for what you get. But some of them are just so yummy! I also try to justify buying Girl Scout cookies because they're for a "good cause". I did show some restraint this year and only bought 3 boxes.

Word of caution: Don't waste your money on the new Berry Munch cookies. BLEH!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

drowsy dining

I guess she can get away with not finishing her dinner this time...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

oh so shelvish!

Aren't they just beautiful??? I am so excited to finally have shelves in my fruit room/storage room! The food storage hasn't been put back yet. But, some of the beverage storage from the garage has already migrated to its new home.

What makes them even better? I helped! One of the few opportunities to put my awesome jigsaw skills to use!