Barnmouse Blitherings


Three Word Wednesday – I’m Trying It Out.
February 28, 2007, 6:20 pm
Filed under: Weekly-ish Things

I saw this on another blog and thought I’d give it a shot. Bone lists three words and then you write a sentence, story, poem, etc containing those three words. Luckily enough, we redid the kitchen when we bought our house, so I’ve got it down to a sentence!

The three words are:

Tile
Scarce
Lieu

Here’s my first “Three Word Wednesday”:

After buying our house, money was scarce, so in lieu of real tile, we bought laminate.

This was fun (true and kinda sad) but fun! I think I shall continue! Hopefully next weeks words will be “replace, flooring, and lottery”. Hee!

did you play?

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To Continue the "List" Theme…
February 27, 2007, 8:01 pm
Filed under: general wonderment

1.) What is your middle name? ooooh….almost got me on that one…sneaky sneaky *tsk tsk*
2.) What color is your mailbox? basic black
3.) Are you available? nope…I’ve been snatched up! 😉 hee!
4.) Have you ever hit a deer? No, but because of where I grew up, almost everyone I know has!
5.) Do you have to drive over a bridge to get home? From where?
6.) Do you get the paper delivered to your house in the morning? We get the local paper free every Wednesday. I have no idea why. So I guess, yes.
7.) Who checks the mail in your house? normally me.
8.) Do you have a small driveway? No, but it is incredibly slopped.
9.) Do you know anyone with the same ringtone as you? Nope, and I doubt anyone has it as my hubby had to break out his mad computer skillz to make it for me!
10.) What do you do first in the morning? Feed the cats so they shut up.
11.) What brand is your printer? Epson. I got it for free when I bought my laptop. I love it.
12.) Do you enjoy fighting with people? nope. I’m very non-confrontational. Social anxiety will do that to ya’.
13.) Is your hair naturally straight or curly? Yuck. My hair. *sigh* It’s naturally wavey and thick. Pain in my butt!
14.) Who was your kindergarten teacher? Mrs. Wiley
15.) Are you taller than your mother? Yep! HAHAHAHAAAA! 😉 Okay…actually, just barely.
16.) Do you have a favorite word? it changes almost daily, so I’m not sure. I can tell you my least favorite word today is “laundry”.
17.) Are you God? Err….no… ?
18.) What do you do to get over a broken heart? cook, write, exercise, sleep, and anything else that might work.
19.) Do you have a deep dark secret? not really
20.) Do you enjoy writing in colored pens? Oh yes, very much. To me office supplies=crack
21.) Does anything hurt on your body right now? *blah* yeah.
22.) Do you often cry during a movie? nope, I actually can’t remember ever doing that.
23.) Do you hate your life? Umm…no….what odd questions.
24.) Do you get mad easily? I shouldn’t, but probably…yes…
25.) What is your biggest pet peeve? People who pull out in front of you in traffic like there’s no time to lose and then go 10 miles under the speed limit. Grr….stupid drivers.
26.) What is your away message? huh?
27.) Do any of your friends have kids? Not that I can think of right now.
28.) Who should pay on the first date? Whoever asks the other person out.
29.) How many years older than you are you willing to date? Well…my hubby is 7-8 years older than me (depending on the time of year), so I guess that, although I’m not willing to date anymore LOL!
30.) Do you have any friends? Yes.
31.) Do you have any mean friends? No, I’m an excellent picker-outer of friends 😉
32.) What is the ugliest color in your opinion? Orange. I can’t stand it. No reason why.
33.) Have you ever liked someone who all your friends couldn’t stand? No, see #31
34.) Have you ever felt like driving off a cliff? nope
35.) Do you scratch your ears? huh? Like with my foot? Huh?
36.) What brand are the pant/jeans you are wearing right now? LLBean
37.) Do you like your dad? No, I LOVE my Daddy.
38.) Do you have any TV shows on DVD? CSI (the original one), and…*sigh*…I’m ashamed to say “Battlestar Gallactica”
39.) Are you wearing makeup? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..no.
40.) Do you have a tattoo? No, but I really want one. I’m just not sure where I’m going to put it yet.
41.) Do you know how to draw? Oh my Lord, no. And I need some serious help. I’ve got to draw a cute little doggy to use on the packaging of my dog treats. Can anyone out there draw a cute little doggy? Help me? Please? 🙂
42.) Who is your hero? My parents
43.) Who did you last IM? My hubby
44.) What do you do when you are stressed out? Ugh. Nothing productive.
45.) Who was the last person to call you? Hubby.
46.) Is there anything you regret? There are a few things, but not many.
47.) Do you know where your family name originated from? Uh…no idea.
48.) Is there an animal that creeps you out? Yuck. Spiders. I hate spiders. Also the octopus and squid creep me the hell out. Icky.
49.) What was the last thing you did for fun? Went out to lunch.
50.) Last time you cried? Can’t really remember.

So there you go. Feel free to steal this. Just leave a comment here! 🙂



Tag!! Apparently, I’m It!
February 26, 2007, 5:27 am
Filed under: general wonderment, I totally have real life friends too

Alright, I’ve been tagged by Arlene so here goes!!

Rules: Each player of this game starts off with ten weird things, habits or little known facts about themselves. People who get tagged must write in a blog of their own ten weird things, habits or little known facts, as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you must choose six people to be tagged and list their names.

1. I can make my eyes vibrate.

2. I do not like ice cream.

3. When I was little, I thought the colors red and orange were evil. I have no idea why.

4. Even though I hate them, sometimes I eat the black jellybeans because they remind me of my granddad because he loved them and anytime I got jellybeans I’d always save the black ones and give them to him.

5. I HATE talking on the phone.

6. I can crack my neck really loud just by turning my head (no hands!), and most people think it’s disgusting (but I secretly like that they think that).

7. I could eat an entire bag of goldfish crackers by myself and not be full (but I really try not to).

8. I really hate some of the “classic” books that, as an aspiring writer, I should really like and honestly don’t get why they’re such a big deal.

9. I’m an expert “hider”. I was always the one who was never found during a game of “hide and seek” and I have hidden things so well that they weren’t found for years (and no, no puppies!!!).

10. I hate to be touched by anyone I don’t know. This old woman at the grocery store patted my arm once and the friend I was with said that it looked like all the blood drained out of my face. I have no idea what I thought she would do to me, but it freaked me out.

So there you have it. Hopefully that was interesting and hopefully the people I tag won’t go “who are you?”! 😉

That’s right! I’m taggin’ you! Jamie (Hyman), Beth, Shell, Susan, and everyone else I can think of has already played. So there ya’ go! Hopefully y’all will participate. This was fun! 🙂 Thanks Arlene!



Why Is This So Funny To Me?
February 24, 2007, 2:30 am
Filed under: I totally have real life friends too


This is what happens to my parent’s dock every time the water level rises more than usual and then goes back down. It just stays. This is hilarious to me.

I’m pretty sure my dad has fixed this since I took the picture (I took it over Thanksgiving). But until he got around to actually fixing it, he made himself a little tool to temporarily fix it. How “Dad” is that?

Okay Dad! Quit reading this and get back to work on my spice rack! Hee hee!



Things on the Road Thursday (a little late, but hey, at least it’s still Thursday)
February 22, 2007, 11:39 pm
Filed under: Weekly-ish Things

Welcome back Things on the Road Thursday! There was really nothing of interest that I found on the road last week, so I decided to skip it. This week, however, I found tons of stuff. So let’s jump right in, shall we?

Okay….it’s not really clear from the picture, but these are a pair of pants. On the road. Huh? Pants. On the road. In the middle of a very busy intersection, actually. I really have no other words for this, just a lot of giggles.

I saw this outside of a fast food restaurant while waiting for Rat to get the fries and come on dammit! The funniest thing to me about this (no, it’s not the “dork factor”) is that someone thought “Hey, I’d better tie this up! Someone may steal it!” Yeah, um…no. I just have this vision of some thug-type guy trying to steal this bike (these bikes???) and jumping on the front part and pedaling off as fast as he can, while the little back one fishtailing like crazy behind him. This makes me laugh hysterically. Which I like. So I thought I’d pass it along to you, so hopefully you’ll get to laugh hysterically too.


I saw this on the way to the post office and I just couldn’t believe it. I don’t even know what they sell, or deliver, or whatever. But “BIMBO”????? OMG!!! Who would name their company that? What’s their tag line? “We’ll only get it there 2 days late, unless we run out of gas or something.”???

So there you have it. This weeks Things on the Road Thursday cracked me up. I hope it made you laugh too.



Just a Quickie
February 21, 2007, 6:04 pm
Filed under: my dog ate the obedience instructor

I’m getting ready to go on my walk/jog/pant pant pant/wheeze and remembered that I took these yesterday.

These are the “Dogzilla” sized Fancy Schmancy bones.

And these are the “regular” sized Fancy Schmancies. I did the carob different on the different sizes, but the “drizzle” can be done on the “Dogzilla” ones and vice versa.

Shadow says “Tastey!”

Enjoy! 🙂

Hopefully I won’t fall down dead on my walk! hee

**Updated to add tomorrow is definitely a t-shirt day!!! OMG It’s HOT!!!



God Help You All…I Just Got Photoshop!
February 21, 2007, 1:15 am
Filed under: my dog ate the obedience instructor

WOOOOHOOOO!!! This thing is fantastic! Rat was worried since it can be kind of complicated (I guess), but apparently he didn’t have enough faith in me ’cause this is great!

And be prepared to be subjected to many more of these….

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!