Wednesday, August 27, 2008

August Kansas City Blogger Gathering Recap

Here is the list of people who showed up last night:

Average Jane & hubby Alex
Banky For President
Bea's Weblog
Fat City (Owen Morris) new to the Gatherings
Fate's Thoughts
Frighteningly Uncommon Sense & hubby Leo
General Blather
Gone Mild
Hip Suburban White Guy
Kansas City Daily Photo
Kansas City Kitty
Kansas City With The Russian Accent
Logtar's Blog
M.Toast Hivemind
PlazaJen: Passion Knit & hubby James new to the Gatherings
Ramblings, Rants, and Mommyhood Journal
Rolet Aunesty Janssen & Evan Emerson new to the Gatherings
So Many books, So Little Time
Three O'Clock In The Morning & his supermodel wife & future supermodel daughter
Well Hell Michelle

There was great conversations going on at different tables. I table hopped so I know! A few things that were discussed were politics, home repair, dildos & other "toys" & decorative aaaa well, you get the picture. We ate, we drank, we laughed,we saw men in spandex. The last ones to leave were myself, Bea & Logtar, Average Jane & hubby, and a Librarian ( So Many Books...). There was talk of having a sleepover party where people can REALLY drink. I mentioned my place. But that there would have to be camping out in tents as we have a small house with 4 acres of trees & grass. We had this vision of XO getting wasted & running naked through the trees. Guess I should warn him about the poison ivy. Hmmm Halloween is on a Friday......

It was a great time. Sorry you missed it.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

August reminder!!!

Count yourself reminded !

Let me know if you are coming by comment or email.


Seen over at XO's place. What I find interesting is that of all the Fonts out there he & I are the same on! WTF! Usually, I prefer to use Arial as much as possible.

You Are Comic Sans

You are a nothing but a big goofball. You're quite playful and fun!

You're widely known for your zany personality and your vivacious attitude.

To say that you stand out in a crowd would be a definite understatement.

Remember that you are overwhelming at times and that people appreciate you best in small doses.

Friday, August 22, 2008

The newfie hooker

A Newfoundlander was walking home late at night and sees a woman in the Shadows
'Twenty dollars...' she whispers
Perry had never been with a hooker before , but decides what the hell, it's only twenty bucks. So they hide in the bushes. They're going 'at it' for a minute when all of a sudden a light flashes on them.
It's a police officer.
'What's going on here, people?' asks the officer.
'I'm making love to me wife!,' the Newfoundlander answers sounding annoyed.
'Oh, I'm sorry,' says the cop, 'I didn't know.'
'Well, neidder did I, til ya shined that light in her face!

Another joke from Canada!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

That's right I'm back

My trip up to Canada was just over 1300 miles one way. I did it in 2 days. That's including the 1+ hours I spent lost in Detroit. Luckily it was during the day even tho it was in bad areas of town that I had to stop & ask for directions. Hwy 75 was closed just outside Detroit. Not having the hubby, Kanga, there to copilot me was not good. Coming back I decided to avoid that whole area & came across at Sarnia/Port Huron. Plus I decided to take 3 days to drive back & Sunday to recuperate before starting work on Monday. Thank God for audio books. I did listen to some good one: The Dirty Girls Social Club, James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories, Girls In Trucks, Criss Cross, I'm Proud of You(my friendship with Fred Rogers).

It rained quite a bit while I was there. Maybe a couple days of great weather, a couple days of all day rain & the rest was partial days of rain. On one of those all day rain days my nephew told me that I had a flat. I didn't believe him at first thinking he was pulling my leg. Lo & behold my front left tire was flat. Bless my brother in laws soul. He took the wheel/tire off, put a plug in it, and moved it to the right rear. That's right! How's that for self-sufficient? My BIL did suggest that I did drive the car back to town & have a shop look at it. They said that it was good.

I did get a nice boat ride on the lake while there. We saw loons, even a family of mom, dad & baby loon. I didn't see any moose this year, but I did see a scrawny fox.

I ate fresh potatoes, cucumbers, and baby carrots from Dad's garden. I had poutine (see photo of heart clogging goodness) 5 times (in addition twice I ate leftover poutine). I did cook a Mexican feast for the whole fandamaly.

It was a good vacation but it would have been great vacation if Kanga had been with me. I called him once a day at night so that I could share what was happening. My family loves him & really missed having him there.

I have over 689 bogs to catch up on. Having only dial-up at the cottage really sucked. So there was no reading blogs, there was only checking emails as best as I could. I'm swamped at work & have a mountain of laundry at home. But I'm glad to be home with the hubby.

New joke from Mom

A young guy from Newfoundland moves to Vancouver and goes to a big 'everything under one roof' department store looking for a job.

The Manager says, 'Do you have any sales experience?'
The kid says 'Yeah. I was a salesman back in Little Hearts Ease.'
Well, the boss liked the kid and gave him the job. 'You start tomorrow. I'll come down after we close and see how you did.'
His first day on the job was rough, but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the boss came down.
How many customers bought something from you today?
The kid says 'one'.
The boss says 'Just one? Our salespeople average 20 to 30 customers a day. How much was the sale for?'
The kid says $101,237.65'.
The boss says '$101,237.65? What the heck did you sell?'
The kid says, 'First, I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium fish hook. Then I sold him a larger fish hook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down the coast, so I told him he was
going to need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him a twin engine Chris Craft. Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4x4 Expedition.'
The boss said 'A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a BOAT and a TRUCK?'
The kid said 'No, the guy came in here to buy Tampons for his wife', and I said, 'Dude, your weekend's shot. You should go fishing.'

Friday, August 01, 2008

While on vacation...

I leave for Canada tomorrow. I still have shit load of stuff to get done. Kanga will help me load the car tonight. I really wish he was coming with me. This has been the strangest summer for us with me gone quite a bit. I hope that I may be able to catch up on my Google Reader. 545!!!! WTF! Don't you guys have lives? Bunch of wordy so & so's. I know that I won't be able to follow Twitter as closely so Direct Message me or email me. I'll be at the lake with a dial up connection. Win some lose some. I'll try using Jott while on the trip up & back so who ever is interested can follow. But once I hit the Canadian border using my cell phone will only be for emergencies that "I have". Meaning I will be turning it off. If you see Kanga be nice to him. Poor guy is home with the big dogs & cats & stuck watering all our flowers. I'll be back maybe on the 15th or 16th.

August Kansas City Bloggers Gathering

Tuesday August 26th
520 W 75th St
Kansas City, MO 64114

Be there or be talked about...

NOTE: We will be in the North East corner of the Bar ( at the end of the bar).