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So Lauren posted about a game called Typeracer and I am totally and completely addicted. I can't stop playing! Last night when I started...I could only type 64 WPM. I'm up to 86 as my high with an average of 70 WPM! I know that this game is just completely good for skill-building so it's not a waste of time, right?



Thanks to all for the birthday wishes.




Southern signs

What Southern sign are you?

OKRA (Dec 22 - Jan 20) Are tough on the outside but tender on the inside. Okras have tremendous influence. An older Okra can look back over his life and see the seeds of his influence everywhere. You can do something good each day if you try.
CHITLIN (Jan 21 - Feb 19) Chitlins come from humble backgrounds. A Chitlin, however, will make something of himself if he is motivated and has lots of seasoning. In dealing with Chitlins, be careful they may surprise you. They can erupt like Vesuvius. Chitlins are best with Catfish and Okra.
BOLL WEEVIL (Feb 20 - March 20) You have an overwhelming curiosity. You're unsatisfied with the surface of things, and you feel the need to bore deep into the interior of everything. Needless to say, you are very intense and driven as if you had some inner hunger. You love to stay busy and tend to work too much. Nobody in their right mind is going to marry you, so don't worry about it.
MOON PIE (March 21 - April 20) You're the type that spends a lot of time on the front porch. A cinch to recognize the physical appearance of Moon Pies. Big and round are the key words here. You should marry anybody who you can get remotely interested in the idea. It's not going to be easy. You always have a big smile and are happy. This might be the year to think about aerobics. Maybe not.
POSSUM (April 21 - May 21) When confronted with life's difficulties, possums have a marked tendency to withdraw and develop a don't-bother-me-about-it attitude. Sometimes you become so withdrawn, people actually think you're dead. This strategy is probably not psychologically healthy but seems to work for you. You are a rare breed. Most folks love to watch you work and play. You are a night person and mind your own business.
CRAWFISH (May 22 - June 21) Crawfish is a water sign. If you work in an office, you're hanging around the water cooler. Crawfish prefer the beach to the mountains, the pool to the golf course, and the bathtub to the living room. You tend not to be particularly attractive physically, but you have very, very good heads.
COLLARDS (June 22 - July 23) Collards have a genius for> communication. They love to get in "the melting pot" of life and share their essence with the essence of those around them. Collards make good social workers, psychologists, and baseball managers. As far as your personal life goes, if you are Collards, stay away from Crawfish. It just won't work. Save yourself a lot of heartache.
CATFISH (July 24 - Aug 23) Catfish are traditionalists in matters of the heart, although one's whiskers may cause problems for loved ones. You Catfish are never easy people to understand. You run fast. You work and play hard. Even though you prefer the muddy bottoms to the clear surface of life, you are liked by most. Above all else, Catfish should stay away from Moon Pies.
GRITS (Aug 24 - Sept 23) Your highest aim is to be with others like yourself. You like to huddle together with a big crowd of other Grits. You love to travel though, so maybe you should think about joining a club. Where do you like to go? Anywhere they have cheese, gravy, bacon, butter, or eggs and a good time. If you can go somewhere where they have all these things, that serves you well. You are pure in heart.
BOILED PEANUTS (Sept 24 - Oct 23) You have a passionate desire to help your fellow man. Unfortunately, those who know you best, your friends and loved ones, may find that your personality is much too salty, and their criticism will affect you deeply because you are really much softer than you appear. You should go right ahead and marry anybody you want to because in a certain way, yours is a charmed life. On the road of life, you can be sure that people will always pull over and stop for you.
BUTTER BEAN (Oct 24 - Nov 22) Always invite a Butter Bean to a party because Butter Beans get along well with everybody. You, as a Butter Bean, should be proud. You've grown on the vine of life, and you feel at home no matter what the setting. You can sit next to anybody. However, you, too, shouldn't have anything to do with Moon Pies.
ARMADILLO (Nov 23 - Dec 21) You have a tendency to develop a tough exterior, but you are actually quite gentle and kind inside. A good evening for you? Old friends, a fire, some roots, fruit, worms, and insects. You are a throwback. You're not concerned with today's fashions and trends. You're not concerned with anything about today. You're almost prehistoric in your interests and behavior patterns. You probably want to marry another Armadillo, but a Possum is another somewhat kinky mating possibility.

Oh my gosh!

I have the most incompetent dr's office EVER! I just called in to get a prescription called in (it should have already been done a month ago but they chose the no refills option!) and the woman needed to know the name of the Rx and the pharmacy. I told her the name but kindly (or not so kindly) explained I didn't have the pharmacy number before but it was the same one I gave them the last 3 times I called in and gave her the name and location of the pharmacy. She has the nerve to get a big ol' attitude with me and say "You didn't tell me the number so I don't know it"...argh! NEVER! NEVER going back there again!


I absolutely, positively LOVE Target!!

So I spent an exciting Saturday night at Target...and I love that place! It starts out with me trying to return a Swiffer that I bought about 9 months ago. Of course, I don't have the reciept and so they try to look it up with my credit card...no luck there. They move onto my driver's license. Again, no luck. So the guy takes pity and gives me store credit! Sweet deal! I did try to convince him that it was the worst product ever made and he didn't think it could possibly be that bad...the one time I tried to use it, my roommate had to walk in front of me spraying cleaner because the pads for the Swiffer didn't work. Whole house that way! Worst product ever! But...I got my money back so it was all good!
THEN! Target is having sales...yippee! I love sales. I got 3 tubes of toothpaste for only $5!! I won't have to buy toothpaste for at least another year! And Kraft Mac & Cheese? 3 boxes for $2! Ziploc bags...3 boxes for $5!! How exciting is that?!?!?!


My trip to St. Louis

I had a great time out in St. Louis...I can't wait to go back! Where to start...
We went to a tapas bar down the street from Ed's when I got in. Ed had read great things about the place, Mozaic, so we thought we'd give it a try. Oh my gosh, horrible! The food itself was not SO bad, just overpriced by about $3 on each item. Then there was the techno music that was almost vibrating the seat. It was only 7 pm...not quite appropriate.
The next day, good ol' July 4th, we woke up early and got to see the parade being set up! We were just looking out the window when all of a sudden a huge dog float was rolling down the road...weird. So anyways, we get to the parade which is supposed to be one of the largest in the US. Here's why: It seemed like every high school marching band was there, including the Marching Bronchos (yes...Broncho's. That's not MY Spelling mistake). Every branch of the police/fire/EMS/bomb squad got to march thru. The MIB (Men in Black...yeah, that movie from 1997) float went by with guys in suits. There was a giant hula girl that appeared to be scratching herself down there. Ms. Senior Missouri America of 2007 (2008 was not available, darn!). Every other Ms. Missouri one could imagine(teen, Mo. U, disabled). Towards the end there was even a Harry Potter float. (that prompted a frantic phone call to let Heather know about the Potter spotting) Oh...and you can't forget the MAJOR celebrity that made an appearance. Drake Bell!!! Of Josh and Drake...oh wait, no one knows that show??? But a parade is a parade and so it was lots of fun!
That night we watched fireworks from a former NFL player's house (Terry Stieve...nice guy, no idea who he was). I think I'm spoiled from the Ft. Bragg fireworks though. The ones this year could be seen almost all the way around, but you couldn't lay down on a blanket and feel them go off.
Afterwards we went over to a martini bar where I didn't like the first drink I tried so I had 3 more ordered for me...I liked all 3 of them! Double dark Chocolate Raspberry...mmmm! Blueberry...yummm!! Passionfruit...delicious!!
The next day...felt like butt. I did make some deviled eggs that ALMOST made it to a cookout in decent condition. It was very sad when I had to leave...but I will be back out there in a month.


Yippee! Woohoo! Yay!

I am leaving for the airport to go to St. Louis in 1 hour! If only I were there now...