Barnmouse Blitherings

I’m Back!
February 3, 2008, 8:22 pm
Filed under: random thoughts, whineyness

I’m back.  And I’m beat.

And I have a headache.

And I’m watching a Closer mini marathon.

So I’m going to keep this short.

Don’t you just love it when you come home, after even a day or so being gone, and you walk in the door and it just smells like home?  Your first thought is “man it’s good to be home!” and your second thought is “hey, it smells pretty good in here….thank goodness it doesn’t stink!”.

There’s nothing worse than forgetting to take the trash out before you leave for a week-long vacation.  Then you come home and “that smell” hits you as soon as you walk through the door.  Blech.

Clearly, I have experienced this first hand.

And now that I’ve made myself queasy, I’m going to go back to watching my marathon.


Just a quickie

I’m writing this from my parent’s house on an unfamiliar keyboard in the dark and I’m not doin’ so good on it.  So I’ll make this quick.

Pie Update:  It was EXCELLENT!!!  Everyone said so, so it wasn’t just me.  Hee.  And “everyone” includes my parents, Rat, and two other friends (and of course, me!).  So it’s confirmed.  Pie = Good

We celebrated my mom’s birthday today by dinner at the Outback, which was great (I can’t get enough of those damn onions!!!) except that they sat us in this booth/table that was up against a wall and so I had a wall two inches from my right and Rat two inches from my left, which made it damn near impossible for me to cut my steak!  Next time I’m sitting on the outside! 😛

Well, I’m going to cut this short since I keep having to go back and correct my spelling and then accidentally hitting the enter key or the / key and then having to fix that.  It’s getting late anyway and the “early bird” (my dad) has already gone to bed.  The office is right beside my parent’s bedroom (it actually used to be my old room) and I’m pretty sure he can hear my typing and cussing as I hit the wrong key!

February 1, 2008, 6:11 pm
Filed under: drop the cupcake and no one gets hurt


Turned out pretty good, no?  (except that weird little tear in the top line….but I’m picky about these things)

Things on the Road Thursday! Mission:Participation!
January 31, 2008, 5:29 pm
Filed under: Weekly-ish Things

Hi there!  It’s been awhile for my poor little Things on the Road Thursday.  But now that I’m trying to blog every day in 2008, I’m thinking it’s going to make a comeback!  (I’m running out of things to write about….quickly)

*side note*  I totally just sat on my cat.  Oops.  Sorry Neezy!

Anyway.  For those of you not familiar with my little weekly  monthly  semi-annually thing, it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like.  When I see something interesting or funny or just plain weird on the road or side of the road, I take a picture of it and post it here on Thursdays.

I’ve been thinking about it and I think that it would be a great day to meet some new people and find some great new blogs and just generally have fun!  And for others also doing Blog 365, it’s a post for Thursdays!

So I’m hoping for some participation!  Every Thursday, starting today, I’ll post my picture (or pictures!) from the previous week’s subject (except this week, because HELLO this is the first week!) and then tell y’all what next week’s subject will be.  I’m aiming to making the “subjects” as broad as possible to give y’all your creative licenses, because who wants to go look at the same picture on a bunch of different blogs?!

Hopefully, I’ll get some participation on this, as I think it will be pretty darn fun!  If you play, just don’t forget to leave a comment with a link to your blog where you played so others who played can visit!

For this week’s Things on the Road Thursday, I’m digging waaaay back to my very first TRT!  It’s still my very favorite and possibly the strangest thing I’ve seen around here.


Is it just me or is this the creepiest Santa you’ve ever seen?  I took the picture parked directly in front of it and yet…the eyes….they intrigue me.  Hee.  I mean really.  What. The. Hell.  Who made this?!  And who BOUGHT IT?!  This was supposed to entice people into buying a Christmas tree.  Now there are tons of other Christmas tree lots all around here.  In all honesty, there’s no way I’m going to this lot to buy a Christmas tree.  Something tells me I’d probably never be heard from again.  Oh, and they left it up WELL into January.  Like, several weeks.  Again, I say “creepy”.

Okay!  So!  Next week!  The very first assignment for the participation version of Things on the Road Thursday!!!  I’m going to make this very easy since it’s the first one.  But really, they’re not going to get too in-depth or anything.

SUBJECT #1:  TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR CAR/TRUCK/SUV/WHATEVER.   It can be anything.  If your favorite part of your car is your sun visor, go for it!  Tires, seats, CD player, undercarriage!  Whatever tickles your fancy!  I already know what my favorite part of my Jeep is and it is ODD.  And remember, it’s “due” next Thursday!  (February 7th)

So c’mon!  Join the fun!!!

Birthdays are like Opinions, and Opinions are like…well…You Get Where I’m Going With This…
January 30, 2008, 11:28 pm
Filed under: I totally have real life friends too

And today, (for the next 20 whole minutes) it’s my MOM’S birthday!!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!

Again, I had a whole post worked up in my head all during the day today while I was doing “stuff” and now I can’t really remember any of it!

Anyway, Mom, I hope you had a Fabulous birthday today!

We’ll be down there on Saturday to take you out to dinner!  Hopefully the blueberry pie I’m going to attempt to make will turn out great.  *fingers crossed*  Otherwise, I hope the cake we will surely pick up from the grocery store will be edible.  Hee.  Hey, it’s better than picking up some ice cream sandwiches from the gas station down the street!  Ha!

Love you Mom.

Bloggers A-Z
January 29, 2008, 10:43 am
Filed under: Weekly-ish Things

I’ve been tagged!  Yay!

Rule #1: Copy all the links below and replace the link that starts with the same letter as your blog. If your domain name, or title of your blog, starts with an “A,” you’d replace the link under that letter and put the replaced link at the bottom. Link to the person that tagged you so they get more hits as well!


Replaced link:
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Rule #2: “tag” 5 people. (I’m only tagging 4)

I’m really not that angry
Onward Hoe!
Shell’s Thoughts

Note To Self
January 28, 2008, 11:09 pm
Filed under: Weekly-ish Things

Dammit, stop using the #4 treadmill.  It’s wobbly.

Other than that revelation, the day has been pretty non-eventful.

Looks like a good time to check in on New Year’s Resolutions!

Mine have been going pretty well.  I’m up to jogging for 15 minutes on the treadmill at 4.3 mph.  Yesterday, I did 5 minutes at 4.4, but then had to turn it back down to 4.3 for the remaining 10 minutes.

(I have no idea why, but for some reason tonight, every time I try to type “minutes” I type “mintues”.  That’s very annoying considering my level of spelling-OCD.  If something is underlined with the little red squiggle, then I have to go back and try and figure out how I spelled it wrong.  Grr.)

Back to the resolutions.  I’ve really been slacking off on my back and neck exercises and stretches.  Rat keeps asking if I’ve done them, and I finally had to fib (hee hee…I said “fib”) and say that yes, I did them so he wouldn’t guilt me!

Other resolutions….I haven’t tried any new dog treats.  Bleh.  I honestly haven’t felt like it.  I’ve had this cold on and off and it’s really taken a toll on my mood.  When I don’t have the energy to do anything other than sit down, it’s kind of hard to work myself up to doing even MORE baking than I have been doing.

I haven’t worked on the baby blanket ONCE since writing that it was one of my resolutions.  SLACKER!!!  Yeah.  I know.  *sigh*  And I just found out that the baby shower is going to be on Feb 23rd.  I’m not even halfway done with it.  *bigger sigh*  And now that I know how to make Granny squares, that’s all I want to do!  AH!  Someone send me magic fingers that crochet really fast!  They make those, right?

On the other hand, I HAVE blogged every day (the my computer has allowed!) in 2008!  Yay me!

So how are y’all doing with your resolutions?