Friday, September 30, 2011

House Guest

Granny is finally here!
We have been waiting for my grandma to fly out for months. I am so glad. We haven't seen her in 3 years. Hopefully I will have lots of fun pictures to post in the next few weeks. Tonight we are having a big bbq with all our friends. My family doesn't get to meet my friends very often so we are having everyone over :)

Right now I think I need to visit my medicine cabinet and the coffee maker to help get rid of this headache.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone

Monday, September 26, 2011

Funny story

My friend posted this to facebook and I thought it was hilarious, so I thought I would share it with everyone.

Pocket Tazer Stun Gun, a great gift for the wife. ... A guy who purchased his lovely wife a pocket Tazer for their anniversary submitted this:

Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest.. The occasion was our 15th anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my wife Julie. What I came across was a 100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized Tazer. The effects of the Tazer were supposed to be short lived, with no long term adverse affect on your assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety...?? WAY TOO COOL! Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home... I loaded two AAA batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I was disappointed. I learned, however, that if I pushed the button and pressed it against a metal surface at the same time, I'd get the blue arc of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs. AWESOME!!! Unfortunately, I have yet to explain to Julie what that burn spot is on the face of her microwave. Okay, so I was home alone with this new toy, thinking to myself that it couldn't be all that bad with only two AAA batteries, right? There I sat in my recliner, my cat Gracie looking on intently (trusting little soul) while I was reading the directions and thinking that I really needed to try this thing out on a flesh & blood moving target. I must admit I thought about zapping Gracie (for a fraction of a second) and then thought better of it. She is such a sweet cat. But, if I was going to give this thing to my wife to protect herself against a mugger, I did want some assurance that it would work as advertised. Am I wrong? So, there I sat in a pair of shorts and a tank top with my reading glasses perched delicately on the bridge of my nose, directions in one hand, and Tazer in another. The directions said that: a one-second burst would shock and disorient your assailant; a two-second burst was supposed to cause muscle spasms and a major loss of bodily control; and a three-second burst would purportedly make your assailant flop on the ground like a fish out of water. Any burst longer than three seconds would be wasting the batteries. All the while I'm looking at this little device measuring about 5" long, less than 3/4 inch in circumference (loaded with two itsy, bitsy AAA batteries); pretty cute really, and thinking to myself, 'no possible way!' What happened next is almost beyond description, but I'll do my best. I'm sitting there alone, Gracie looking on with her head cocked to one side so as to say, 'Don't do it stupid,' reasoning that a one second burst from such a tiny lil ole thing couldn't hurt all that bad.. I decided to give myself a one second burst just for heck of it. I touched the prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button, and... HOLY MOTHER OF GOD. WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. WHAT THE... !!! I'm pretty sure Hulk Hogan ran in through the side door, picked me up in the recliner, then body slammed us both on the carpet, over and over and over again. I vaguely recall waking up on my side in the fetal position, with tears in my eyes, body soaking wet, both nipples on fire, testicles nowhere to be found, with my left arm tucked under my body in the oddest position, and tingling in my legs! The cat was making meowing sounds I had never heard before, clinging to a picture frame hanging above the fireplace, obviously in an attempt to avoid getting slammed by my body flopping all over the living room. Note: If you ever feel compelled to 'mug' yourself with a Tazer, one note of caution: There is NO such thing as a one second burst when you zap yourself! You will not let go of that thing until it is dislodged from your hand by a violent thrashing about on the floor! A three second burst would be considered conservative! A minute or so later (I can't be sure, as time was a relative thing at that point), I collected my wits (what little I had left), sat up and surveyed the landscape. My bent reading glasses were on the mantel of the fireplace. The recliner was upside down and about 8 feet or so from where it originally was. My triceps, right thigh and both nipples were still twitching. My face felt like it had been shot up with Novocain, and my bottom lip weighed 88 lbs. I had no control over the drooling. Apparently I had crapped in my shorts, but was too numb to know for sure, and my sense of smell was gone. I saw a faint smoke cloud above my head, which I believe came from my hair. I'm still looking for my testicles and I'm offering a significant reward for their safe return! PS: My wife can't stop laughing about my experience, loved the gift and now regularly threatens me with it

Sunday, September 11, 2011

1st time for everything

This last week we have had several "1st times" for Acacia.

She started preschool last week. She cried, I cried, but after all was said and done she loved it. (I am a little bit nervous about tomorrow, her second day, but hopefully she will remember how much she loved it)

Right now Acacia is at her first sleepover with sissy. Hannah was going to sleepover with some friends and Acacia was heart broken when I told her she was coming home with us. She wanted to stay so bad. Amber (the friends mom, and my friend) told her she could stay too. It was so cute how excited they all were. I hope they behaved themselves.

My little, shy, Acacia is starting to come out of her shell.
I love her so much.
They really do grow up so fast.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Magid Lens Cleaner Review
I will be honest, when I signed up to received this product I apparently didn't read the email thoroughly. I thought I was getting gloves. Ha ha. So I was surprised when I opened the package and it was lens cleaners. I don't wear eyeglasses, but I do wear sun glasses. So, I grabbed a few packets and threw them in my car to use next time I needed to clean my sunglasses. When I used it to clean my glasses, which always have fingerprints on them, it was amazing how clean they came. I decided that if it could clean my glasses so well, I was going to try it on the screen of my phone. It was like when I first opened my phone. I could literally see my reflection in it.
I love this product. It cleans without streaks and comes in handy little packets I can store in my purse or glove box. I am so excited about this product that I handed some out to my friends at a bar-b-que we attended.  I know they will love it just as much as I do.

** I was provided with this product at no charge in order to give my opinions and views of this company and their materials. I was not compensated by any monetary means.**