Monday, October 25, 2010

Truths and Trees and Trinkets

Never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics. ~ Author Unknown

So ... we took down three more trees yesterday -- all oaks. Two were fairly small, but one was huge and it was oh-so much fun moving brush and piling logs. I just kept saying, "I'm going to be so glad in the winter when I'm toasty warm." over and over. I wasn't entirely convinced of that, though, when it started to rain on us while we worked. *sigh*

DD has decided she wants her own laptop. So, that's her next "I'm saving for" item. The computer she uses now is my old, old desktop (from six or seven years ago). It's functional but incredibly slow. I've told her that just because she *might* get a laptop, she doesn't get to have it in her room. We'll see. She keeps getting tempted by other things (most recently, she stumbled on last year's Holiday Barbie on sale for only $15 and bought it), so the laptop may not happen for awhile.

I did put up a pile of new jewelry on her ArtFire site last week. For some reason, I really like these earrings:

DD's favorites from what I uploaded were these:

She's busily at work making Christmas earrings. I bought her a bunch of red and green Swarovski Crystal beads as well as small white ones. They're SO pretty and sparkly... I can't wait to see what she does with them.

And now, without further ado I give you for your daily giggle ...


1. A best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. Map Quest really needs to start directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I
know how to get out of my neighborhood.

6. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

7. Bad decisions make good stories.

8. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

9. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

10. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

11. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

12. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

13. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

14. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

15. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

16. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch three consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

17. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys
in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey -but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away,in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

18. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

Have a great Monday!


You Are the Left Side of the Brain

You are a logical and orderly person. You have a system for almost everything in your life.

You like to stay busy, and it's important that you stay on task. You prefer to do one thing at a time.

You are rational and detail oriented. You love to analyze, and you have a head for numbers.

You are also good with words. You love to read, and you've been known to write well.

Yep. That one is right on...



Maria Zannini said...

I love that truth list, especially the one about taking naps when I was younger. :)

MomJane said...

Thanks for the chuckle this am. I really needed it to start my day.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Yeah, right. How do pants stay so clean? LOL!!

My DD wants a laptop too. She uses my old computer too--which takes her about 10 minutes to have a screen pop up. So now she rarely uses it. I'll probably get her one for Christmas and just have it stationed where the old PC is.

Dru said...

I love the truth list. It is very accurate.

re quiz: I'm the Left Side of the Brain as well and it is very accurate.

I have to stop by DD's site and see what new things I like. I do love the earrings though, but I'm not a dangling earring wearer.

Have a great Monday.

groovyoldlady said...

The quote at the top of your post is PERFECT. ;-)

You Are the Right Side of the Brain
You are a naturally creative and imaginative person. You have the mind of an artist.
You are inspired by the whole world around you, and you never hesitate to act on your inspirations. You are very spontaneous.

You are a true multitakser. You are always scanning and processing the world around you while you get other things done.
You see the big picture like no one else. You have spot on intuition and a good memory.

Except for the part about having "good memory", that is ME!

Brandy said...

I don't know about your router, but with ours we can control if the kids get online or not, even the days or hours we allow them to get on. And most computers these days also come with parental controls where you can keep her off certain sites OR only allow her on certain sites. And, um, yeah, we are a bit strict when it comes to computers for our kids. *g*
m quiz results were the same as groovyoldlady. *g* And only about half right. *g*

Hope you're having a good day!

Tori Lennox said...

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

Yes, yes, and yes! LOL!

Joanna St. James said...

I could have sworn I was following your blog, I have been here a couple of times right? Anyways i have fixed that and thank you for putting up with me.

Marianne Arkins said...

Maria -- no kidding about the naps! Though I have to admit mine fave is the need for a sarcasm font (I have a friend who IM's me regularly who uses ~ ~ around her words to indicate sarcasm, lol).

Mom, glad I could make you smile.

Jennifer, behold the amazing dirt repelling pants! *snort*

Marianne Arkins said...

Dru, I don't usually share those lists but this one cracked me up.

Groovy, I don't know that the quote had much to do with my post, but it cracked me up!

Marianne Arkins said...

Brandy, I'm uber-strick with DD, too -- you HAVE to be anymore, so I'll look into all that stuff. Even so, she's not allowed a TV in her room, and she won't be allowed a computer. I'm a mean mom. And proud of it.

Marianne Arkins said...

Tori, the sarcasm font was my fave, too! LOL...

Joanna, yep you've been here before but no worries. I don't usually beat up on folks if they don't follow me right away (see note on sarcasm font above *G*). Thanks!