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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chillaxing weekend ahead!!!!

I bitch a lot about my job and the company I work for but for the 4th of July weekend, not only do we get Monday the 4th off, I also get this coming Friday the 1st off making it a 4 DAY WEEKEND!!!

Holy long weekend Batman!!!!!  Normally I would have lots of stuff to do around the house during a weekend like this, but we did a lot of cleaning last weekend because my niece and her boyfriend came over to swim at our house.

Soooooo.......

Although I do have a few projects and housework to do around here, it looks like it's pretty much gonna be all
HAPPY FUN SUNSHINE SWIMMY POOL TIME FOR KAREN this weekend!
I've already gotten some sun from being in the pool, but Yay!!!!!!  Alan has to work all day Friday, which sucks, but I'll be out there by myself anyway relaxin and chillaxin. 

What are your plans for the long weekend?  Beach plans?  Pool fun time?  Fill me in!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

There is always time for kindness

I found myself in a strange mood today, I'm not sure what came over me.  I normally don't write about subjects like this because I don't want people to feel like I'm preaching at them, but just stick with me will ya?

 The last couple of days, I've kinda felt like crap...had a migraine and just felt yucky.  Today I had to run an errand for Alan, he wanted me to pick up a cheesecake for someone's birthday at his work and bring it up there during my lunch hour.  Now I didn't have much time, so I had to haul ass.  I went to the Harris Teeter near my work, they did not have shit, so I had to go to another Harris Teeter which put me even further behind on my time.  I was hurrying into the store, starting to walk past this car that was parked in front of the door when I saw this old lady trying to get out of the passenger side.  She was having some difficulty getting out of the car, although she was trying her best.  Something in me made me stop.  I walked over to her and offered my hand and helped her get out of the car.  She looked up at me surprised, but just smiled from ear to ear and thanked me for helping her.  The driver had gotten out of the car to assist her also and she thanked me also, I told them both "You're welcome" and went on about my way into the store to do what I needed to do.

Now, I'm not telling you this story so you can tell me how sweet that was or how kind I am - please don't.  It was a random act of kindness, and normally I wouldn't tell anyone I even did it.  I tell you this to demonstrate that it only takes a moment of your time, even when you're in a rush, pushed for time, stressed out, pissed off, sick, whatever....to do someone else in this world a kindness.  So many of us have tunnel-vision (myself included) that we don't always see or want to see when someone might need our help.  

So many of us have become so jaded, thinking "well nobody ever helps me, why should I reach out and help anybody else?"  That's not the point!  You don't give to get something back.  That is being selfish.  We're not in this world to live in our own separate bubbles.  We interact with each other, why should we not help each other up when one of us falls? 

Anyway, that is my two cents.  Sorry if this is too soap boxy for ya, it's my blog...I can write what I want so there!  HAHA!  (LOL!)  In all seriousness, I just felt like I needed to get this out, it's just something I needed to write about today.  Thanks for humoring me.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mushroom Club

You guys, I am SO excited!  I have been published on another blog!  My first one!!!  YAY ME!  Mushrooom Printing has published my submission, so I am now a proud member of the Mushroom Club. 

Today's post is for you to take your little bootys over there and check it out!

Mushroom Printing: Dear Hotel Patrons - One car, One space

Monday, June 13, 2011

On the Road again.....

Just wanted to share with you some pictures I took while I was travelling over the weekend in the mountains!

I was behind this car as I got on I-40 in Greensboro.  Petty-1...Could I have been behind Richard Petty, The King?

Check out my bad self!  Like the shades?

Sign for my alma mater, Lenoir Rhyne College!

First sign of the mountains!

/Did u know Batman advertised?  Well he does!  Here u go, we know where the Bat Cave is!!! (U might have to enlarge the pic, I couldn't do much with it to help you read the sign better)


Driving into evil stormclouds....uh oh!

Me and my neck pillow, a life saver on that long drive!!

This is Lake Junaluska, location of the conference I went to this weekend.  Beautiful isn't it?



Beautiful place huh?  It is gorgeous there. 


I've been coming to this conference for 4 years now.  2,000 people lining up for lunch at once, lining up for potty breaks all at once.  This year, the last year I go to conference, I find out about a secret bathroom.  Thanks for the heads up guys!  GEEZ


Feathered friends

Gooses!  Geeses!

That's all for now guys!  Hope you enjoyed the pics.  I have a special post planned for Friday, plan to introduce you to a very special friend of mine so be sure and come back and check it out! 

Until next time!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

SPIDERS!!!!! EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

We all have our phobias of creepy crawly critters.  Some  ppl can't stand snakes, or mice, or other equally creepy things.

My biggest creepy crawly thing that I can't stand are.....

SPIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!


I just can't stand them!  I have a whole host of reasons as to why I hate spiders

  •  The webs....ever walked into one by accident?  EW!  Gets all in your hair, and then there's a chance of getting a spider on you!  Double EWWW!!
  •  All of the legs - they have too damn many! It's just unnatural!  They are made for crawling on you creepily with all those damn legs!
  • I see them crawling around and I'm all like.....THEY'RE OUT TO GET ME!!!!!!!!!!!
  • The jumping - did you know some of them JUMP?  Holy shit! Those are creepy as hell! I hate those fuckers!
Now a story for ya.  I was at work one day, just doing my job and turned around to get something and I saw the biggest spider I have ever seen.  I think he looked a little like this:




This picture I borrowed for illustration purposes from Hyperbole and a Half, Ally has a similar irrational fear of spiders.

My spider looked a lot like this except mine had hairy long legs.  I learned later it was probably a wolf spider. 

I completely FREAKED THE FUCK OUT at work.  I screamed, jumped up and ran away from my office.  Someone, I don't know who, came over and killed the Mutant Killer Ninja Terminator Spider so that I could get back to work, but I looked over my shoulder for a month at least to make sure he didn't come back to life or that his ghose didn't come back to get me.

I don't fuck around with spider's y'all. 


Now that I'm done writing this post, I'll have nightmares tonight I'm sure.  Great...........


Saturday, June 4, 2011

National Donut Day June 3rd (and yes I know I'm late)

Yesterday was National Donut Day, and I must say that it is now my favorite holiday. 

Why, you ask?

Well, let me tell you the back story here.  Last night, I got off work and met my hubby and another couple for dinner. We went to this restaurant, The Mason Jar for dinner.  It was okay, kinda home cooking kinda food.  My bladder is still being a bitch and I was in pain so I had to eat pretty plainly.  I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and hot chips for my dinner.  Yeah, I know....YAWN!  Boring dinner, right?

After dinner, we decided to swing by Krispy Kreme.  They were offering free donuts for this holiest of days, so we swung by for our free tasty treat.  I chose their newest donut, the cookies and creme donut.  It has crumbled oreo cookies on the top and is filled with cookies and creme filling.  I decided to bring it home and have it with some milk.  It was FABULOUS AWESOMESAUCE!  I had dreams about that donut last night.

That is why, National Donut Day is now my favorite holiday.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Baby Food Diet? What the hell!

Okay, I know I write about Lady Gaga but she just offers up too many good topics sometimes.
The latest I found was an article on Fox News, where they reported that she is living on a baby food diet.

She is supposedly on the "goo diet" in which she eats only infant puree instead of grown-up, adult meals.  I'm not going to ask the obvious..."Is this chick insane?"  We pretty much know the answer to that question, but baby food?  Really? 

Can we start calling her Lady Goo Goo???

Even crazier, the story goes on to say that baby food sales are going up because women are buying baby food to TRY this stupid-ass diet!  I say to those stupid bitches....ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR FUCKING MIND?  I mean really! Come on ladies, use your head for God's sake!

Stay out of the Goo Goo, and get your mind out of the Poo Poo!