Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

It's strange how some people can be so consumed with going green yet others spend $100,000 on a hummer that eats diesel and just makes you look like you're overcompensating for "other areas". Happy recycling!!

You've Been Rick Rolled



If you have no idea what I'm talking about, just google Rick Roll. :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Day of Your Wedding Three Years Ago!


I just want to say Happy Anniversary to Miss Megan June and Brandon. Today is their three-year anniversary and are happy as ever. Three down, a lifetime to go. Love you and miss you Meggie!

It's Tax Day. Are You Ready??

Monday, April 14, 2008

If You Don't Like It, Don't Watch It


I get that people think baseball is boring, I do. There's not constant stimulation for your eyes for 9 innings. Guys aren't clotheslining each other, laying on top of each other, checking each other into the boards, slam-dunking, grunting, and yelling. It's a thinking man's game. What pitch to throw next, whether or not to throw the double play. It's tactical.

If you don't like baseball that's your prerogative. But I do. I love it. You might even say it's my favorite sport. But just because YOU don't like it doesn't mean you can trash it all the time in front of me. I understand you don't like baseball but respect the fact that I do.

You say "It's not a sport if you can stand around eating sunflower seeds while participating."

Well, you have a ball be hurled at you going 95 miles an hour, swing with a bat and see if you can even come close to not only hitting the ball, but even try to catch-up with it and not swing yourself into the ground. Try throwing a baseball from deep right field to third base with no hop. Actually, just try getting it halfway to the infield!

Maybe I should start slower. This is a baseball. This is a bat. Right field is the right-hand side of the field when looking out from home plate.

Don't be a jerk. You don't like it, I do. End of story and shut it!

Are you telling me Babe Ruth wasn't an athlete? Are you telling me Joe DiMaggio just "sat around eating sunflower seeds?" Yea, okay.

Yup, Pretty Much!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Say What, Now?




STOP! Grammar Time!

I understand that not everyone can be a word-nazi like I am. I understand that not everyone has taken writing classes or majored in journalism. What I do not understand is people who have graduated high school who still do not know the difference between there, their and they're.

There's also a difference between your and you're. One is YOUR bike the other is YOU ARE going to ride the bike. YOU ARE going to ride YOUR bike.

Here is not prounounced HER and not spelled "herr". It's especially not spelled like that if you're not 50 Cent and you're from Wheat Ridge.

There's also this lovely new invention out there. Maybe you've heard of it; it's called spell-check. Look into it.

There's a difference between affect and effect and no, they aren't used interchangeably. There's no such word as "oblivital". It's oblivious and apparently you are.

If I hear the phrase "He don't work here" one more time I'm going to cringe myself to death.

Don't end every sentence with "..." in a blog, on myspace or anywhere. Every so often is fine if the sentence merits the three dots, but how annoying is this to read?... I mean seriously... It gets annoying, right... Because I'm pretty damn annoyed... Wow...

Don't use a "z" where an "s" should be. It's words not wordz or plez or waz. K?

ETC. is said "et cetera" not eccetera.
It's nu-clee-er, NOT nu-Q-ler.
It's voila, not walla.
There is no "T" at the end of across. It's not acrosst.
It's not pronouned "excaped" or "expecially".

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Long Time, No Write

So I admit, it's been a little while since I've written. What can I say? I'm a busy girl!

Blast on Friday was really fun. The show was a tad different because the stage at the Cheyenne Civic center is about the size of my desk at work, but they worked it out. It was a little distracting, however, that pretty much everyone at the theatre seemed to
1) Know each other. "Tell your wife I'll see her at knitting on Tuesday." Mind you, these are like 35 year old women.
2) Be about 2 decades behind the Colorado. I saw more florals, shoulder pads and Farrah Fawcett hair than I knew what to do with. It was like going over the border and back in time.

Now that the writers strike is over it's back to new episodes of everything. CSI started up again last week and The Office is starting back on Thursday!!! Woohoo for Dunder Mifflin!






It's finally baseball season again and tonight will be my and Steve's second game. We went last night and the Rocks beat the Braves. It was finally a good game to make up for the 5 in a row they'd lost previously. Way to find your bats, guys.

The weather is looking particularly nasty for tonights game so hopefully I won't freeze my patootie off or won't get rained out. Cross your fingers!

No Whammy, no whammy, STOP!



Come on tax rebate! (NOT refund, I already got that!) Mama needs a new pair of shoes!......and to pay off debt :) Ya know, details, details.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Blast!

I posted on March 4th that Steve got me tickets to a show called "Blast!". It's hard to explain what it is. Basically it's indoor marching band but with a theatrical/stage flare. It's dorky, yes I know. But you must understand something, I'm a little dorky :) I've been playing instruments since i was in 4th grade and I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty good. I've done marching band, symphonic band, concert band, played with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, marched in parades, played in college. You name it, I've probably done it. And yes, I've been to numerous band camps. But get your mind out of the gutter!!

SO, I went to "Blast!" my senior year of high school and was absolutely mesmerized. I'm not sure if everyone who sees it is as enthralled as I was, but I was in love with that show! Sadly, it hasn't been back through colorado in 7 years. But can you believe my fortune that tonight, not only is it in Colorado but in NORTHERN Colorado!! I don't even have to drive to Denver.

Steve and I are going tonight. Bless his heart, he's excited to go as well even though it's not something he'd EVER go to on his own. He said he wouldn't pass it up because he's never seen anyone so excited about INDOOR marching band, let alone marching band in general.

I don't think people realize how hard marching band really is. People don't just march around aimlessly, playing memorized music. No, No. It's much harder than that. Not only do you have to memorize (and play PERFECTLY) 15 minutes worth of music but the places you march to, from above, make shapes that correspond to what's going on in the music. And the entire time you have to look at the drum major (not down at your feet or at the people marching just inches from you), you can't run into anyone, half the time your feet are going one direction while you have to keep your upper body towards the front of the field, AND you're playing the whole time while roll-stepping so the crowd can't hear your footsteps in your sound. It's extremely hard!!! When I was in high school, we would practice every day after school until 5:30 and ALL day on Saturdays, every Saturday for 4 months. We had a band camp every year during the last week or two of summer and an overnight stay sometime during the season and do nothing but practice for 48 hours.

Rent Drumline and you'll get a glimpse of what it's really like to be in marching band.

ANYWHO!! Watch the videos below. They're just a minor glimpse into the awesomeness that is "Blast!".



Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Earth Has a Fever



I'm not saying I don't agree with Al Gore. I'm not saying I do. But the following video was made by my favorite morning show "BJ Howie And Jennifer" on Alice 105.9 in Denver. It's HIGH-larious. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Can You Hear Me Now??



Why don't you answer your phone or call back?!