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Thursday, June 27, 2002

Kelly comes home tonight! Yay

Kelly comes home tonight! Yay :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Oliver's Twist

It's going to seem that I'm addicted to FoodTV, but I am.

Oliver's Twist is one of my favorites, it features Jamie Oliver, a fine British chef who keeps it real. Smart British phrases always bring a smile to my face.

Anyway, last night's episode included a Basil & Lime Sorbet I thought might be fun to try. After all I'm continuously searching for uses for the basil *bush* growing on our balcony. Once I found the recipe I was stunned to notice I was reading the recipe in a thick British accent. Next thing you know I'll be saying things like "knackered"

Hotel Thievery

Last night on FoodTV, there was a special on where else but Indianapolis. One of the restaurants they showcased was Everyday Joe's famous for their chicken wings. Kelly loves chicken wings. And so when I spoke to him last night, I suggested he check it out. We're about to hang up when he says,
"What was the name of that place again?"
"Everyday Joe's... why don't you write it down?" I ask.
"My planner is out in the car"
"How about one of the hotel notepads & pens?"
"They're in the car too"
"You already stole the hotel notepads & pens?!?"

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

The Places We Go

Kelly & I went to Milwaukee this weekend for his cousin Lisa's housewarming party. It was a great time and their house is beautiful. Thank you aunt Bell and uncle Leonard for putting us up for the weekend! (or putting up with us, however you you want to look at it!). Figures that my friends from Milwaukee were in Minneapolis this weekend. We probably passed each other on 94. Kelly's parents were in town and are now in New York at Wayne's Mom's as is Kelly's brother Frank. Kelly's other brother Chris was in NY this weekend. Kelly is in Indianapolis interviewing new drivers hoping to get Indy going and should be home Thursday or Friday depending on the schedule. My Mom is in Kansas City helping her friend Kathy settle (Kathy moved there from Maple Grove a little over a week ago). She'll be back tonight.

So as you can see, we're all over the place right now polluting the roadways.

Other than that, it's hot and humid and stormy. The air conditioner went out this weekend (of course) and so it's about 90 degrees. I had to move the "kids" into the spare bedroom to keep them cool. They're happy now.

Let's do the un-rain dance. Dad & I have a 12:44 tee time.

Friday, June 21, 2002

New Albums

Check out the new albums on the photos page!

You can monitor the progress of my garden

See pictures from Jill's birthday Jenga game

And see the latest Jazmine and Asti pictures!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Kari has a sister!!

Kari has a sister!!

Thing 1 and Thing 2

A card was anxiously waiting for Kelly in his truck this morning. It pictured Thing 1 and Thing 2 and was completely blank inside except for a little poem I wrote him. I thought maybe someday we might want to look back on it so here it is to share with the world...

There's something funny about Thing 1 and Thing 2
It's always been there, I just never knew
Thing 1 makes Thing 2, makes me and makes you
Thing 1 started small, but it grew and it grew

Sometimes Thing 2 can become such a zoo
that it's easy to forget what Thing 1 can do
So I'm writing you now to remind only you
That I give you Thing 1 every day in Thing 2

So you might be wondering what are these Things?
What could it be to my life that you bring?
Thing 1 is my love and it's all through my heart
Thing 2 is this life that we've just begun to start

Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Went to NY & Co

Went to NY & Co again today. They have the jeans I like on sale for $7.50. I stocked up. If you like that store, go there - just about everything is 50% off and then some on clearance items. I got a pair of pants, 5 pairs of jeans, 7 shirts and 2 pair of sunglasses for $120.

Suburbanites Invade the Target Center

There were splashes of green, orange and bright pink spikes in every direction. Army pants, too tight t-shirts, rings in faces. We were in the epicenter of teendom. We got an idea of what we were in for on the way to the bar. The curbsides were crowded with mothers dropping their teens at the Target Center. We met Jill, Mandy, Matt and Cassy at Champps. We enjoyed citron lemonades until showtime. Once at the Target Center, the cocktails continued to flow. We rocked out to Green Day while the teenies sat idle unsure of who was playing. Blink 182 put on a great show although it was hard to determine which song they were actually singing. I think I sang what's my age again 3 times, but who's counting? Jill, Kelly and I went to O'Donnovans for water afterwards and then headed down to Pizza Luce. Somehow we all made it home and into work today. I felt fine until 11:30 today. Then my tummy started doing backflips but they've since ceased. I guess the moral of the story is that it's unwise to party like a rock star during the week. :)

Monday, June 17, 2002

Pampered Chef

You know you want to order something or what the heck, have a party!

Let me know. I'm closing my party next week.

Happy Father's Day!

We went out on the Riva with my Dad yesterday. It was a beautiful day! We got out at about 11:30 and went down to the locks and beached. About 2 minutes after we left the beach, it started to sprinkle. 15 seconds later it was pelting and 45 seconds later it was pouring. We put up the top in a hurry and drove on. 5 minute later it was sunny again. Nothing like keeping it exciting! Then we brought some tenderloin to Dad's and he grilled it up for us. Mmmm... tenderloin. Dad went away with a Norelco shaver, a silver picture frame and a golf bag can/water holder. I think we left him happy.

Golf Cart Acrobatics

I think golf carts should come with the optional seat belt for those of us who have a hard time sitting still. Kelly and I went golfing on Saturday after the Pampered Chef party (thank you to everyone who came and to Linda for running the show!). I was driving the golf cart down the fairway naturally at top speed. It got a little bumpy and I braced myself for the cart to go right, and it went left. I fell out and literally bounced and rolled back towards the tee box where there were 4 guys waiting to tee off. After I collected myself and my internal organs, I brushed myself off and went on. I halfway believed that nobody saw... until the 4 guys come down to the 17th tee box and say to Kelly, what did you push her out?

Friday, June 14, 2002

Legal to Drive

Renewed my DL today. The nice people at the Roseville DMV took very good care of me. I smiled in my picture. It's obnoxious but aren't DL pictures supposed to be?

Thursday, June 13, 2002

Blackberry Pie

Here's the blackberry pie I made on Saturday...

It was tasty.

In the Nick of Time

Seems I switched to MT in the nick of time! Blogger's been blocked by the infamous firewall. Literally within the past couple of days. Not that I can't access it from home, but then the lunchtime posts would disappear! Funny how all of a sudden I feel like I'm doing something wrong. My defense would be, "but they don't know how fast I type!"

Wednesday, June 12, 2002


Thank you to everyone who helped me with this title/body alignment issue. I'm not fond of the ugly space when there's no title but I can live with it.

What would the world come to if this Internet communtity weren't so willing to help each other?

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

Movable Type is Here!!

Well well... I've conquered MT!

So far I really like it. I still have some tweaking to do but for the most part, what you see is what you'll get. You'll notice the comments interface is a bit different. Also the archives are ordered intelligently - newest first. Each archive includes a link to the previous and next archive if applicable too which is nice if you just feel like browsing without having to snap back to the main archive list page. MT automatically makes the first 5 words the entry title if you don't specify a title and I don't like that on some posts so I'm working on correcting that now but WALA!! I'm so glad. Pphhhlllbbb to you blogger.

Monday, June 10, 2002


Have been extremely busy planning party. I can't believe it is in 4 days. I have so much to do! Took Asti to vet today for distemper booster (was supposed to cost $18). Found out he has ear mites. Had to have culture and a shot to kill mites. Paid vet $78. Their vet is great, don't get me wrong but these little guys are getting very expensive. Also must now clean everything in their cages... again. I've been up to my neck at work, am sunburned and didn't get any sleep because other ferret decided to wake up at 5:40am. She will be moving back into the living room starting tonight. Oh and the movable type migration is just where I left it on Friday. Haven't had time to work with it since so bear with me please. So wish me luck. I almost ran into a garbage truck this afternoon. Things aren't looking good.

Thursday, June 06, 2002

Transferring to Movable Type

Well, at least I'm trying... So I've downloaded Movable Type version 2.11. I've loaded all of the scripts and perl modules. "It" is working. My template is not. I want this page to look the same after moving to MT but I can't get it to work. I've tried modifying the default template they give you, I've tried re-writing the code. I was actually getting somewhere with rewriting the code until all of a sudden it wasn't recognizing my css style sheets anymore. UGH. I've decided to put it away for today to avoid my throwing my monitor out the window. Dang it Blogger, see what you do to me???? Blogger has been having problem after problem with just about everything lately and the updates of late have me thinking the CEO has been taking vacations instead of being concerned about his "shareholders" and how they might feel about the service. I paid my 35 bucks and I suppose I've gotten my use out of it in the past 5 months. It's time to move on. Just too bad MT is so over my head. I want to ask Phil more questions but I can't bring myself to. Oh give me the courage...

Tuesday, June 04, 2002


He escaped from his cage last night. From the top door which is roughly 5 feet up. Yes, this is akin to jumping off of my head. He's 2" tall. This did not phase him. He came out to the living room all hunky-dory like, "Hey Mom, what's shakin'?" Amazingly, he didn't eat anything which would have resulted in a vet visit. He also did not mistake the carpet for a large plush lavatory. He still hasn't missed the potty. What a good little boy Houdini we have on our hands.

Asti's a Big Boy!

I've had Asti for 4 weeks. He's 13 weeks old today. He's grown 6 inches - he's exactly the same size as Jazmine already! I bought a Ferret magazine at Petsmart (not knowing it was $7.99 until I got home youch). It's filled with lots of good tidbits of information such as, females are 1-2 lbs. while males grow to a whopping 3-6 lbs. There is a picture of a huge male that seriously resembles a small bear cub. I think Asti is turning into a bear cub. Help.

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