Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Blog for the Artistic Types

I am working on creating a new blog for the biz:

Not much to it right now but working on changing that. Wish me luck in keeping both updated :o)

I would like to go out for a hike but I need to get Mike moving...


Saturday, January 30, 2010

I Am A Free Horse - Really!

I just posted the following on Craigslist to find a new home for Lady:

Hello! My name is Royal Dublin; you can call me Lady for short. I currently live in Cameron, Missouri and would love to stay close to this area. However, I am willing to move if you come pick me up. My parents moved out of state and had to rent a house so they cannot keep me, besides I like being around other horses and they are no where near others. I'm very easy to keep (just give me grass or hay and I'm good) and I shed out to be a beautiful black quarter-horse. Before moving to Cameron, I spent my days training little ones to ride. I also love being out on the trail and very little freaks me out (other than rattle snakes and rabid dogs). I don't mind the saddle and bit and a good brush after a hard ride is one of my favorites!! You may think that my 26-year-old stature is a bit out-dated, but I assure you, I have plenty of life left in these old bones!

If you feel you can handle my low-maintenance nature, then please contact my owner to arrange a time to meet me. I do ask that you give me 24 hours to prepare as I want to look my best when you arrive.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my listing to check on me. I can't wait to find a new home and face new adventures!

If you know of anyone and can help her find a new home, please let me know!!


Friday, January 29, 2010

To All My Friends!!

1. When you are sad,
I will jump on the person
who made you sad
like a spider monkey
jacked up on Mountain Dew!!!

2. When you are blue,
I will try to dislodge
whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile,
I will know you are
plotting something
that I must be involved in.

4. When you're scared,
we will high tail it out of here.

5. When you are worried,
I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse
it could be until you
quit whining, ya big baby!!!!

6. When you are confused,
I will use little words.

7. When you are sick,
Stay away from me
until you are well again.
I don't want whatever you have....

8. When you fall,
I'll pick you up
and dust you off--
After I laugh my rear off!!

9. This is my oath....
I pledge it to the end.
'Why?' you may ask;
-- because you are my FRIEND!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Things to do before you quit your job: The office bucket list

This is really funny! If you are in the hunt for a new job and manage to actually find one, you really should do this and let me know how it goes!!

You just landed a new job and gave your two weeks notice to your current employer -- welcome to the lame duck club. The finest moments in every career occur between the moment you accept a new job and start a new job. A consequence-free environment where you can do what you want when you want. So what should you do before you quit your job? Here are 13 ideas for your workplace bucket list:

1. Slowly transition the dress code
Over the course of 2 weeks, slowly transition from wearing a dress shirt, dress pants and tie to a point where on the last day, you are wearing jogging shorts (super short) with a wife beater. But, the transition is so slow that people don't really notice.

2. Tuxedo Dude
On the last day, show up in a tuxedo and top hat. Get to work early and greet everyone at the door. Tell them how beautiful they look today. If you haven't been escorted out of the office, start interrupting meetings taking place in conference rooms. Ask them if they've seen a woman in a bridal gown running through the hallways crying. Keep repeating this process until everyone at the office is aware of some crazy dude with a tuxedo on.

3. Tie Guy
Buy 10 of the weirdest ties money can buy at Ralph Marlin. While wearing the ties, act incredibly professional but make sure to flaunt your ties. If people comment on your quirky ties, defend yourself by letting them know they look like f#%king idiots as well.

4. Leave random notes
On your last day, place random notes around the office in public areas that humiliate the people you despise. Make sure to place them in areas that won't be seen until after you are gone. For instance, if you have a colleague that takes notes in a notebook, place a post-it note 15 pages past their current page that reads, "Buy a toothbrush. Your breath smells like a coffee pot that someone shat in."

5. Call in sick on your last day of work
What's the worst that could happen?

6. Let your boss know who's the boss
Schedule a meeting with your boss that begins 1 hour before you depart on your last day. Have someone from your work posse place a note on the table just before the meeting starts that reads "I proactively scheduled this meeting so you wouldn't be concerned if I left really early on my last day. As you may have figured out by now, I actually left 4 hours ago. Better luck next time."

7. Set an out of office message on your last day
Based on the current speed at which your IT department works, it's likely that your email isn't going to turn off for at least 4 weeks. Keep things in limbo by letting emailers know that you're out of the office but you will be returning in one week to respond to their emails.

8. Print the Bristol Stool Chart and glue it to every bathroom stall
Print off the Bristol Stool Chart (available here) from Wikipedia and heavily glue it to the inside of every bathroom stall in your office. Your work posse will thank you later. Make sure to leave a comment that makes note of how the company is much like Type 1 in the Bristol Scale.

9. Start scheduling recurring meetings
Before word of your departure starts to spread through the office, start scheduling weekly recurring meetings that extend out through the end of the year. The earlier or later in the day, the better.

10. Time delayed emails
Confuse everyone at the office by sending out time delayed emails that are sent long after you've left the company. In those emails, ask vague questions like "Hey there - Did all of you receive that attachment? I know several of you have been complaining that I didn't transition my work very well, but that attachment I just sent should have all of the information you're looking for. I'm back at work, so just stop by my cubicle if you have any questions."

11. Plant evidence
Inconspicuously take small personal items from the desks of people you don't particularly care for and on your last day plant them in the work areas and desks of the colleagues you truly despise.

12. Do nothing
This may not differ from what you've done for years, but doing nothing can be quite rewarding. You'll be amazed by how much it doesn't matter.

13. Empty the Health Flex Spending Account
Many people are unaware of this, but the Health Flex Spending Account (FSA) is one of the few ways you can seriously bend over your employer before you leave. If you have money in your FSA, empty the account by buying anything that is FSA-eligible (OTC drugs, condoms at Wal-Mart, etc). You may have 5k in your FSA, but you pay that 5k stretched out over 12 months as it is automatically deducted from your paycheck. If it's early in the year, you've probably only paid in less than 20% of that total. You can stock a closet full of medical supplies (or a boob job if you're of the female persuasion) at almost no cost.

I however, want to keep mine so back to it I go...


Friday, January 22, 2010

I'm Going to Minnesota!!

I wish you all could join me there!! I can't wait to see some aunts, uncles, cousins, and anyone else that I know that I haven't seen for a while!

Until tonight...


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Are you girly??

You need to check out the following site then and sign up for their contest:

Sisters Stuff

It will take you to the girly site:

I really like C14 myself but check them out and pick your own favorite!


Sunday, January 17, 2010

As if Reading Wasn't Hard Enough...

From a Facebook Wall Post:

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Good thing I could read it, huh?!?


Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Burnt Biscuit

By: Leisa Piper

When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work.

On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits."

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides - a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!"

Life is full of imperfect things.....and imperfect people. I'm not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each others faults - and choosing to celebrate each others differences - is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or siblings or friendship!

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep it in your own."

God Bless You..... Now, and Always....
So Please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burnt one will do just fine.!.!.!.! And PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your life... I just did!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Where NFL Coaches go to Retire...

DENVER, Colo. - Former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan was introduced as the new head coach of the Washington Redskins at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

The exact terms of the agreement were not released. However it's believed to be a five-year contract worth approximately $7 million a year.

The Broncos fired Shanahan following the 2008 season in which the team failed to make the playoffs for the third straight year. He had three years remaining on his deal at the time of his firing.

According to the Denver Post, the Broncos will pay Shanahan, 57, approximately $3.5 million in 2010 and 2011.

The Washington Redskins dismissed Jim Zorn as head coach a day after the team finished the season with a 4-12 record.

Shanahan has a 154-103 career head coaching record with two Super Bowl victories.

One name - Marty Schottenheimer...