Monday, November 30, 2009

Longest work week EVER!

I work in the medical field and I have a fantastic schedule. I work 7 days on (10 hour shifts) 7 days off, and I get paid for 80 hours. It's great! Some people hear about that kind of schedule and don't think they could do 7 days on, but it's not bad since we finish early on the weekends. When we finish early we go to the cafeteria to watch movies, play games, take a nap, etc. So it's almos like having a mini weekend even though I'm at work.

This week was a little much though. We finished 7 hours early on Thanksgiving, and continued to finish early for the rest of the week. So normally we have our really slow Sunday, or last shift on Monday, and then it's our off week but this felt like a week of Sundays.

Today is the last on day (THANK GOODNESS) and I'm looking forward to a week off.




Sunday, November 29, 2009

Secret Sunday

Thank goodness it's finally Sunday!!! Here is my weekly choice from Post Secret.




Twilight Moms

Another gem from Geekologie




Saturday, November 28, 2009

Food Flow Chart

This is another amazing gem from Geekologie. Can't decide what to eat? Then you should consult the food flow chart. (Updated so you can actually read the picture)



PhotoHunt - Technology

This weeks theme for PhotoHunt is Technology, and this is the first thing that popped into my mind. Since I am addicted to the internet, Facebook, my blog, etc, my iPhone is so awesome!!!




Friday, November 27, 2009

Doctors and Guns

Something to think about.

Doctors:

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. Is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 17.1%. Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.

Now think about this - Guns:

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. Is 80,000,000. (Yes, that's 80 million)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.00188%.
Statistics courtesy of FBI

So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'

FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand


55 Flash Fiction - Thankful

He knows he is a lucky man, with a wonderful wife, beautiful children (even if they are dogs and cats), a comfy home, a great job, and a family who loves him. Mr. O couldn’t be happier, and there are barely words to express how great he feels. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone near and far.

This post is brought to you by G-Man and 55 Flash Fiction.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Christma-Hauna-Kwanzika








Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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Picture taken by "The little woman" on November 22nd

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Grandparents away!

We just wished farewell to my grandparents after a short visit. It was fun.

Since my one aunt has most of her kids living here in Utah they decided to come here from California for thanksgiving. My grandparents thought they would take the short drive (well shorter then a drive to California) and come an join them. They decided to come a day sooner then planned so they could stop and stay with us for a night. We visited late into the night, had breakfast and they were off to have fun in Salt Lake.

I don't get to see family often since they all live far away, so it was fun to visit even if it was only for a little bit.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Preemptive Stirke

Normally I'm come late to the snow shoveling and salting parties on my drive way but I was luck enough yesterday to be early. Woooooooooooot!!! I saw that it was getting nasty outside with the wind and clouds rolling in, so I went to work. I salted the huge driveway, sidewalk, steps, and just as I finished it started to snow. *does a happy dance* Lots of the snow is just melting instead of sticking and when I got to shovel the little that is there it should come up without grief.

I hate snow, so I am always happy to make the snow related chores easier.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

An addition to my family

Most people who know us well could tell you that the little woman and I are crazy animal lovers. Well I'm sure that people who don't know us well would quickly tell you that we are animal people. Until recently we had 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 snakes, mice, rats, and fish. We decided that we needed to downsize so we found a new home for the snakes, and consolidated the mice into one larger tank.We also had to put down our oldest Shelly, who was my first dog and she was getting very old. It was heart wrenching decision but I knew it was the right thing to do. At this point we were left with the two dogs that were the perfect age to live out their lives together as best buds. Bo and Gus love each other. However something was brewing inside of us. Maybe we did what we did because we were sad to have lost one of our kids (Yes our animals are our children) or maybe it's because of the cute face of this rescue dog.

One day at work the little woman called me over and pointed out an ad on KSL.COM and I immediately said, "NO WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER DOG!!!" Walking back to my desk I had already started thinking how the little pug (pictured above) would be such a cut addition to our little family, especially since we have wanted to get another pug ever since we got Gus (our other pug).

Over the next day or so I found myself looking at the ad and trying to talk myself out of getting another dog, but I failed. We contacted to current owners and my wife set up some plans to meet to dog, have some play dates, and a sleepover. Since the play date was a week or so away the little woman emailed the family back and forth about a million times and we really had a good feeling about the situation. So we were super excited to go and meet "Charity" on Saturday.

We ourselves and the dogs ready and drove to the park where the meeting was planned. I fell in love almost immediately when the little lady was taken out of the car. Charity is the cutest little pug with some nice spunk/attitude. After chatting and interacting I was ready to get back in the warm car and head home, while waiting for about a week for the sleepover. Well something unexpected happened. The lady said that after emailing my wife back and forth, and meeting us she knew this was a perfect match. So it wouldn't put any additional stress on her family with a long drawn out process they offered to give Charity to us that day, since they had already decided. I WAS SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!

So we ended up leaving with a new 14.5 lb, 2 1/2 year old addition to the family. Charity, who has been renamed Charity's Hunny (we call her Hunny) is fitting in great!!! She loves to rough house with the boys, chase the cats, and she has found her favorite person already. The current situation is Gus following my wife around and Bo (the Boxer) follows Gus around... So my wife has two little shadows, and we wanted Hunny to bond with me which wasn't a problem. She follows me around, cuddles in my lap while I watch TV, and she loves to play tug o war.

The only problems so far was her escape out the front door today, which was thwarted when she wandered into the neighbors yard. I closed the sliding chain link gate that covers the entire driveway, and she was easy to grab after that. Also she didn't like the idea of kennel training, but as we speak she is sleeping in the kennel new to me. *Side Note: Bo's audible gas is noxious... If I don't post again you will know it's because I died from the fumes*

We got Hunny a collar, name tags, kennel, and a split lead thing so we can walk the pugs with one leash. So neat!!! I LOVE MY LITTLE GIRL! I've got some pics here so everyone can see how cute she is:



Sunday Secret

This is my weekly choice from Post Secret. I always felt like the awkward one and I'm glad people tried so hard to be my friend.








Saturday, November 21, 2009

Bad Romance

My new favorite Lady GaGa song... I can't get it out of my head!

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-roma-mamaa!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-roma-mamaa!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

I want your ugly
I want your disease
I want your everything
As long as it’s free
I want your love
(Love-love-love I want your love)

I want your drama
The touch of your hand
I want your leather-studded kiss in the sand
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love
(Love-love-love I want your love)

You know that I want you
And you know that I need you
I want it bad, your bad romance

I want your love and
I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
(Oh-oh-oh--oh-oooh!)
I want your love and
All your lovers' revenge
You and me could write a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-roma-mamaa!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

I want your horror
I want your design
‘Cause you’re a criminal
As long as your mine
I want your love
(Love-love-love I want your love-uuhh)

I want your psycho
Your vertigo stick
Want you in my rear window
Baby you're sick
I want your love
Love-love-love
I want your love
(Love-love-love I want your love)

You know that I want you
('Cause I'm a freak bitch baby!)
And you know that I need you
I want a bad, bad romance

I want your love and
I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
(Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!)
I want your love and
All your lovers' revenge
You and me could write a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
Caught in a bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-roma-mamaa!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-roma-mamaa!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance

Walk, walk fashion baby
Work it
Move that bitch crazy

Walk, walk fashion baby
Work it
Move that bitch crazy

Walk, walk fashion baby
Work it
Move that bitch crazy

Walk, walk fashion baby
Work it
I'm a freak bitch, baby

I want your love and
I want your revenge
I want your love
I don’t wanna be friends

Je veux ton amour
Et je veux ta revanche
Je veux ton amour
I don’t wanna be friends
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
I don’t wanna be friends
(Caught in a bad romance)
I don’t wanna be friends
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
Want your bad romance
(Caught in a bad romance)
Want your bad romance!

I want your love and
I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!
I want your love and
All your lovers' revenge
You and me could write a bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
Want your bad romance
(Caught in a bad romance)
Want your bad romance

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
Want your bad romance
(Caught in a bad romance)

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah-ah!
Roma-roma-mamaa!
Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!
Want your bad romance



Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon

We Just got home from the midnight showing of New Moon and besides the screaming teenagers it was good. Weeeeee

Now I want to read the book again.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

55 Flash Fiction - Celebrities

Chelsey broke down after months of begging, and brought her daughter to the movie premier.

Chelsey laughed as her daughter squealed with excitement watching the stars on the red carpet. She didn't understand what the fuss was about, but as the actor approached Chelsey's inner child squealed. She asked "Will you bite me?" He laughed.





Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Happy Wordless Wednesday everybody!








Monday, November 16, 2009

Cold Turkey

My employer is very concerned about the health of their employees. The cafeteria has disgusting healthy choices which have a discount; also a free onsite fitness center, physical trainers, employee and health clinic… Discounted massages, etc, etc. They also have a smoking cessation program which pays the person $300 when they quit. It makes sense financially, because healthier employees cost them less money in insurance and less sick days. Well in the holiday spirit they are trying to help people “Quit Smoking Cold Turkey” and your reward is a free turkey.

Maybe I’ll take up smoking so I can quit and get a free turkey!!! Oh wait… Smoking is bad for you and causes cancer, and I think that starting my addiction would cost more then a turkey. I will stick to my non-lethal addictions of blogging and Facebook.




Disturbing Bumper Sticker

I like to collect bumper stickers and licence plate surronds on my blog, but I haven't seen anything good in a while. Today I say a few nice and disturbing ones.

Leaving work I saw "I might dance like a hoe but I'm a lady" and "I'm not aggressive, I'm assertive"... Nothing prepared me for the car below:


Looking at this cute Toyota Matrix you would think this person likes bike riding, but that's not all. The bumper on this car is home to a sticker that says "Caution: Driver Masterbating". To make things worse, we pulled next to the car later to see it was piloted by a 50ish year old Asian woman. Very disturbing. HAPPY MONDAY!



Edited on 03/07/2010 to add - Ok the amount of spam comments on this post were driving me insane so I have disabled comments. Dear Anonymous, Please die!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mass Emails

I'm sure many people agree with me when I say MASS FORWARDED EMAILS ARE ANNOYING. You know the ones I mean... "FWD:" in the subject and you have to scroll through a page or two of the to and from email information before you get to the actual email.

I frequently get these emails from people who never talk to or email me, and they are deleted unread. I also get them from people I know and interact with and those bother me less.

Today at work I realized I get annoyed by them, but on the rare occasion that everybody BUT me gets them I'm sad. If they annoy me so much, why do I care when I'm left out? I guess I just like the fact that someone thought of me when sending out the mass email.

Thanks for the spam guys... I love you too!




Weekly Secret

This is my weekly choice from Post Secret. It made me think of how I smile when I see my wife wearing my socks, or other clothes for that matter.








Saturday, November 14, 2009

Dirty Candy

Someone at work shared his candy with everyone I'm hoping that I'm not the only one whose mind goes to the dirty place when looking at these candies. Are those mushroom or penis shapes?




PhotoHunt - Music

This weeks PhotoHunt theme is music. I know you wouldn't see this photo and think about music but I will explain. This is the Olympic fountain at The Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City Utah. It has an amazing water, light, and music presentaion. I took this picture for a class assignment on Street Photography. I used 35mm black and white film and I got to develop it all myself. It was so much fun.











Friday, November 13, 2009

Meeeeeep

Principal bans four-letter word — ‘meep!’

Utterance from ‘The Muppet Show’ was used repeatedly to interrupt school
DANVERS, Mass. - Who knew "meep!" was a four-letter word?The utterance favored by bungling lab assistant Beaker of "The Muppet Show" has been banned at Danvers High School in Massachusetts after students said it to repeatedly interrupt school. Principal Thomas Murray says the word was part of a disruption planned using Facebook.

The Salem News reports that parents recently got an automated call about "meep!" from Murray. He warned them that students who said or displayed the word at school could be suspended. Murray says the warning was needed because students didn't heed his "reasonable request" to stop the meeping. Danvers High sophomore Melanie Crane says it doesn't mean anything in particular.

Source: MSNBC


55 Flash Fiction - Dance

Her head bopped to the beat of the music. She looked to see if anybody was there before she started dancing, but on some level she didn't care who saw.

It was a great feeling to let go and embrace the rhythm. She wasn't trained in dancing but her movement was beautiful.

She was happy.



Thursday, November 12, 2009

Albino Moose

Now I thought that the Albino Squirrel was the coolest animal ever, but I was wrong. Now is the era of the Albino Moose.








Court Room Shananagans

Someone at work sent this to me. Very funny.
These are from a book called 'Disorder in the American Courts' and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.
________
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
________

ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

________

ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He's twenty, much like your IQ.
________

ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you kidding me?
_______

ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
WITNESS: Yes.
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
WITNESS: None.
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS : Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
_______

ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.
______

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.
______

ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
________

ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
________

ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral.
______

ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 pm.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished with him.
_______

ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?
_______

And the best for last:

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
WITNESS: No..
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.




Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Praying at work

*takes a deep breath*

God grant me the serenity
to accept the MORONS I cannot change;
courage to change the MORONS I can;
and wisdom to know the difference

Wordless Wednesday





Picture Source: Driven Show



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Doggy Park Fun

Yesterday was the last full day of our off week and after errands I thought we should go to the off leash park. Since it was Bo's first time I was very excited.

As we went to enter the dog park we were greeted by an aggressive barking pit bull mix, and a little min pin. Well I guess the pit was a little worked up because he grabbed the little dog by the head and started shaking it. The little dogs owner was screaming and hysterical while the aggressive dog's owner did little. When he finally pulled the dog away the little dog was hanging from his mouth. After the incident the little dog was whisked away by the upset owner. You would think that the aggressive dogs owner would also have left, but apparently the dogs owner was an idiot.

To avoid having our dogs attacked we decided to walk around the fenced off leash area until the moron left. While doing this we saw the aggressive dog attack two more dogs, so we walked back towards the park as I started to call Animal Control. Luckily one of the other dog owners had words with the idiot so he left.

After we thought the off leash area was safe we went in for some off leash doggy fun. Bo and Gus had lots of fun, and met a bunch of fun dogs. The little woman and I also met some really nice people.







On the way home the boys were sure tuckered out.