Monday, April 5, 2010

April 5, 2010

Hello! I hope you all had an egg-cellent Easter. Isn't it beautiful outside? Just….wow. I wish we could open the windows. I love spring time in Central Texas. Just beautiful.

Today In History


1614 - Pocahontas, daughter of the leader of the Powhatan tribe, married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia.

1887 - British historian Lord Acton wrote in a letter, "All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

1997 - Beat poet Allen Ginsberg died at age 70.



See the Today in History section for a quote that has gone down in history, which was written on this very day in 1887.

"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness." ~Allen Ginsberg

"Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does." ~Allen Ginsberg

Word of the Day


grok - to understand

My Life is Average


Today after changing my FaceBook language to pirate I noticed that instead of ''logout'' it says ''abandon ship'' I'll never logout from FaceBook again. MLIA

Today I got a care package from my mom. It was a bag of Nerds and Smarties. I think she's trying to tell me something. MLIA

Today, my friend couldn't find his wallet in his basement. I asked him if he had tried to call it. His response? "Are you stupid? You know there is no signal in my basement!" I don't think he was joking. MLIA

Yesterday I was walking around in a mall when I saw someone wearing a shirt that said, "Come to the dark side. We have cookies." At the same time someone walked passed him wearing a shirt that said, "Welcome to the dark side. Are you surprised we lied about having cookies?" Their looks were priceless. MLIA


I walked out of my house this morning and was about to pour some Kibbles N Bits into Mimzy's bowl, when something caught my eye. It was HUGE. At first I screamed, then I realized what it was and spent a good five minutes "ooohing" and "ahhhhing" over it. The pictures follow.

I kid you not, that butterfly was bigger than my hand. It was just….amazing. I don't think I can find the right words to describe the feeling of seeing that butterfly outside my house this morning. Just wow.

My own funny story. Saturday night I tried to watch Zombieland….four times. I don't understand how the entire movie played four times, and all I remember about it was that there were four rules. Right? Four? Okay. So it's not funny, but it is still puzzling me. I was on the phone, but still. Four times? Really? And I can't remember anything about it?

I have an apple on my desk. Nice. I would trade it for a Nutrigrain bar. LOL

Top Ten List


Drink too much coffee
You're Drinking Too Much Coffee When . . .

Juan Valdez named his donkey after you.

You ski uphill.

You get a speeding ticket even when you're parked.

You speed walk in your sleep.

You answer the door before people knock.

You haven't blinked since the last lunar eclipse.

You just completed another sweater and you don't know how to knit.

You grind your coffee beans in your mouth.

You sleep with your eyes open.

You have to watch videos in fast-forward.

The only time you're standing still is during an earthquake.

You can take a picture of yourself from ten feet away without using the timer.

You lick your coffeepot clean.

You spend every vacation visiting "Maxwell House."

You're the employee of the month at the local coffeehouse and you don't even work there.

You've worn out your third pair of tennis shoes this week.

Your eyes stay open when you sneeze.

You chew on other people's fingernails.

The nurse needs a scientific calculator to take your pulse.

Your T-shirt says, "Decaffeinated coffee is the devil's coffee."

Your so jittery that people use your hands to blend their margaritas.

You can type sixty words per minute with your feet.

You can jump-start your car without cables.

All your kids are named "Joe."

You don't need a hammer to pound in nails.

Your only source of nutrition comes from "Sweet & Low."

You don't sweat, you percolate.

You buy milk by the barrel.

You've worn out the handle on your favorite mug.

You go to AA meetings just for the free coffee.

You walk twenty miles on your treadmill before you realize it's not plugged in.

You forget to unwrap candy bars before eating them.

Charles Manson thinks you need to calm down.

You've built a miniature city out of little plastic stirrers.

People get dizzy just watching you.

When you find a penny, you say, "Find a penny, pick it up. Sixty-three more, I'll have a cup."

You've worn the finish off your coffee table.

The Taster's Choice couple wants to adopt you.

Starbucks owns the mortgage on your house.

Your taste buds are so numb you could drink your lava lamp.

You're so wired, you pick up AM radio.

People can test their batteries in your ears.

Your life's goal is to amount to a hill of beans.

Instant coffee takes too long.

You channel surf faster without a remote.

When someone says. "How are you?", you say, "Good to the last drop."

You want to be cremated just so you can spend the rest of eternity in a coffee can

You want to come back as a coffee mug in your next life.

Your birthday is a national holiday in Brazil

You'd be willing to spend time in a Turkish prison.

You go to sleep just so you can wake up and smell the coffee.

You're offended when people use the word "brew" to mean beer.

You name your cats "Cream" and "Sugar."

You speak perfect Arabic without ever taking a lesson.

Your Thermos is on wheels.

Your lips are permanently stuck in the sipping position.

You have a picture of your coffee mug on your coffee mug.

You can outlast the Energizer bunny.

You short out motion detectors.

You have a conniption over spilled milk.

You don't even wait for the water to boil anymore.

Your nervous twitch registers on the Richter scale.

You think being called a "drip" is a compliment.

You don't tan, you roast.

You don't get mad, you get steamed.

You can't even remember your second cup.

You help your dog chase its tail.

You soak your dentures in coffee overnight.

Your coffee mug is insured by Lloyds of London.

You introduce your spouse as your coffeemate.

You think CPR stands for "Coffee Provides Resuscitation."

Your first-aid kit contains two pints of coffee with an I.V. hookup.

Alrighty. Have a mahhhhvelous Monday, darlings!