Sunday, August 31, 2008

By Popular Demand

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Word got around that I made a JibJab cartoon of my sister Laura, to help cheer her up since the Olympics have ended. If you don't know, she is an Olympics nut, I expect her to have a countdown clock on her blog showing how long till the Winter Olympics 2 years from now. So everyone enjoy, and Laura, the Olympics will be here again before you know it. In the mean time, get some sleep.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Too Much Time on My Hands

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Ok, I couldn't help myself Mom and Dad. Computers are way too much fun.

Politics - The Fun Way

I was reminded why I love the Daily Show so much when I caught a repeat of last nights show this afternoon. This video about Barack Obama is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while. I can't wait till next week and the Republican Convention. Stuff like this makes the upcoming election tolerable.

On a side note, I watched Sarah Palin introduced as McCain's running mate. I'm confused but at the same time intrigued. I mean, I am happy that a women is on a ticket. Confused that he chose someone with so little experience and from such a small population center. I wonder if some of the die-hard Hillary supporters will now want to vote for the ticket with the women. Either McCain is really brilliant, or he just made a terrible mistake.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

They Line Up and Take Aim?

Opening the National Hurricane Center's web site can give one pause. There are storms and potential storms all over the place. Every time I look, it seems like there's another. First Gustav, then Hanna and the three other systems that could very well become Ike, Josephine and/or Kyle. Makes me not want to look any more.

Right now thinking about Gustav leaves a pit in my stomach. Where ever this storm goes, destruction will follow and I only wish something miraculous would happen and it would disapate. I only hope everyone on the Gulf Coast takes this seriously. Whew, storm season and can't end soon enough.

Saturday, August 23, 2008




Our newest members of the family: Abigail and Chloe. They were born Monday in the early evening. Mom and Dad braved T.S. Faye and an evening and morning of power outages to see the new additions. Both are doing well and just need to gain some weight before they can go home. I'm sure we'll get up there sooner than later, just need to make sure that we don't overwhelm the new parents since there will be a parade of guests.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Jumping for Gold??

Watching the Olympics every now and then I find a sport that I had no idea was in the Olympics or why it's there. My sister talked about race walking (most people might think of this as exercise). And then there's now BMX (are the Olympics taking items from the X-games now?). Finally, Olympic trampolining.

Is this sport really for gymnists that couldn't tumble on the ground? How is this an Olympic sport? What's next? Olympic kick-ball? Olympic skipping? When does the maddness stop?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Welcome Babies

So my sister beat me to the punch in announcing the births of my two nieces yesterday evening. All the particulars are over on the World According to the K_C's blog.

But I wanted to congratulate my baby sister Karen and her husband Joe as they welcomed Abigail and Chloe yesterday in the 5 p.m. hour in Jacksonville. Both are in good shape, as my sister said "they just need to fatten up so we can take them home." We don't have any pictures yet, but we hope to have them towards the end of the week as Joe has been living at the hospital with Karen and the babies.

Congrats - love Aunt Sarah and Uncle Laszlo - the favorite aunt and uncle.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Storm Watching Makes Me Almost Ill

Tropical Storm Faye is out there churning just south of Cuba now and the forecasters are telling us that it may be setting its sights on the West coast of Florida. You think that you would get used to it, but you don't. The nerves from not knowing what is going to happen. And I kind of think it is worse that I have to be at work because you are leaving your home and love ones behind. And hoping that you come home to an intact place.

So its on to make those preparations that in case Faye decides to pay us a call, we'll be ready as we can. But I do keep hoping it will sputter and fall apart - but I doubt that will happen.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


There's something about little note cards. I have the hardest time not buying them, especially when they are on sale. Like today in Hallmark. There they were, boxes of cute note cards, all 75% off! Thank you cards, cards with little champagne flutes, lacy cards, modern ones and little pastel ones. I only bought one box, but I did have the hardest time saying no to more. And it's not that I don't have other note cards, I have boxes of them.

My little addiction. Note cards.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Dog Days of Summer

Whew, it's hot out there! Well, and wet. In Central Florida we've had our share of rain in the past few week.s It rains in the morning, the afternoon and in the evenings, heck even over night. I can't complain. We went through summers where the rain was sparse. In Florida it is supposed to rain in the summer.

Downside? Weeds. I can't pull them fast enough. They are growing in hyper speed. And the grass, whew, it's ready to be cut five days after it was cut last.

But that's OK. I'm happy to see the water pour from the sky. I'm one who likes to open the blinds and sit on the couch and watch the rain. Something fascinating about it.