26 October 2008


We have some construction going on at our workplace. On Friday the crew was cutting down some unwanted trees. As I walked out of work that night I saw some of the trunk pieces laying around near the parking lot. And if this is what you would've started singing in your head as you walked by...

then I think that you're awesome.
Don't worry, I did tromp through the muddy work zone in my nice work shoes and grabbed a log. Whose birthday is next?

He Was Injured. Injured Bad.

Would you please find this kid and drop him on my doorstep. We could have alot of fun together.

While you're at it, I want this guy too.

19 October 2008

Steeped In Fall Fun

I don't do a very good job of utilizing the weekend for recovery from the previous week. But I like it that way. I'd rather be out and doing something than staying at home.

On Friday a few friends from work went with me to the Pumpkin Festival down at Thanksgiving Point. I will recommend it to you. It was a wicked fun time. There were hayrides, a corn maze, a pumpkin princess playland, a balloon animal maker, a tower of pumpkins, a hot black guy that we were all drooling over and a pig wrangler. I was under orders from Kyle to give my number to two different dudes this weekend and I thought of flirting with the pig wrangler but then chickened out. I was intimidated by a pig wrangler! What the...! He was very cute and good with children. And I bet that we all can agree that a man who is good with children is massivly attractive.

Get ready for a slew of pictures.

Jessica, Adrianne, Ashley and I entered by way of the adult maze, which I gather is more elaborate and takes superior navigational skills to maneuver around.

We wandered around the maze for about an hour and started patting each other on the back for a job well done as we approached the exit. We walked through, turned around and saw that we had exited the entrance to the kiddie maze. I do not take responsibility for that. I was voted out as the leader only 10 minutes into the whole endeavor for trailblazing my own path. What they didn't realize is that I'm part bloodhound. This wouldn't have happened under my direction.

Ashley is sporting the incredible balloon hat that was made especially for me. This is an original. The balloon animal maker said that he had visions of making this hat but never made it a reality. And then I came along and inspired him. I was getting some pretty intense stares as I walked around the rest of the festival with this amazing couture piece. I took it apart the next day so as to try my hand at balloon bending. I ended up with 4 popped balloons out of the 5 original balloons. I don't think that I'll be moonlighting at birthday parties anytime soon.

The tower o' pumpkins. It was very impressive. It was even more impressive when we thought they were real. They were plastic. Sorry to ruin in for you too.

After we arrived back home I got call from Camrann and Ben saying that they were going to the Nickelcade. I met them there and spend over an hour on this fantastic Star Wars game. I'm not as good of a Jedi as I thought I was. I had the spend about $2 in nickles to keep myself alive in order to complete all the missions. And sadly, I must admit that I was defeated by Darth Vader. I also did not deposit the missiles into the main reactor and the Death Star was not destroyed. But looking on the bright side, I was not swayed by all my failures to joining up with the dark side.

And if you ever wondered what 700 tickets can get you, wonder no more.

It can get you a pirate flag.
That you can wear as a cape.
And pretend that you're something awesome!

The Biggest Winner!

I have finally chosen a winner. Actually a name was pulled randomly from a magical Red Sox hat. This is what the hat came up with...

And because my hair looked really cute today I'm going to throw in a mix of great running music for your new athletic endeavor.

Thanks to everyone for participating! I really enjoyed reading your comments. I'm surprised that not one of you have slept naked on a hammock. What's that all about? It's delightful. I need to spread more awareness of naked hammock sleeping. That's my next goal. Also, some have wondered why I asked about celebrity political influence. I have heard many say that they don't appreciate when celebrities push their political agenda. But I think that if you have a voice and an audience you should use it. Anyway, I mainly asked to see what your creative minds would come up with. It seems that Chuck Norris would make this election a whole lot easier for all of us if he just ran for President.
I've decided that giveaways are super fun (even though I did this initial one as a total mockery of all other giveaways) and will now inform you that I perhaps will do others in the future. So don't stop reading this blog! That would be bad for your health...and your chances at winning.

Please excuse me as I go and watch some more baseball. Game 7 tonight people!

16 October 2008

Watching The Red Sox Is Like Indulging In Crack

Cheering on the Red Sox is going to be the death of me. I've never experienced such fluctuations in my heart rate as I did tonight watching game 5 of the ALCS.

Let me break it down for you:

Red Sox are behind in the series 1-3. Tampa Bay only needs to win this game to get into the World Series. It's tied 7-7 in the bottom of the ninth. Two outs and no one on base. Youkalis hits and gets to second. J.D. Drew comes up to bat and ends up with a full count. I'm going to pee my pants at this point. He hits to centerfield and brings Youk home. My heart goes wild! I want to pee my pants in excitement now, rather than in anxiety.

Now I realize that they're not in the clear yet and that they still needs to win two more games, but nothing is impossible for the Sox. They kept it alive. More baseball tomorrow!

Recipe Time!

I brought some lemon bars to Absolute (just where they belong) tonight and both Cam and Miyo requested the recipe. I will warn you that the caloric content of this is through the damn roof. You perhaps will purge the ones you ate after reading this.


2 cups sifted flour
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup butter
4 beaten eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Sift together flour and confectioners sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender. Press into a 13x9" baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 23 minutes or until lightly browned. Beat together eggs, sugar and lemon juice. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Stir into egg mixture. Pour over baked crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes longer. Cool. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

13 October 2008

12 October 2008

VTD's First Giveaway!

It seems that there is something in common with those super popular blogs that everybody reads (Seriously So Blessed, The Pioneer Woman, Word To Your Mother, etc...) and that something is...a fabulous GIVEAWAY! So to rocket myself to blog superstardom I'm going to do the same.

In honor of the first snow of the year, the prize is going to be a pair of these ultra warm, extra comfortable, massively reinforced Snap-On Tools socks. Now you may think that you don't need another pair of socks and therefore not enter this contest, but I'm here to tell you that these socks are unlike any that you've ever owned before. So don't miss out on this rare opportunity.

All that you have to do is answer these simple questions in the comments section:
  1. Have you ever slept naked on a hammock?
  2. If a celebrity were to influence your political decisions, who would it be?
  3. Which post on this blog has led you to greater enlightenment and therefore a grander and more fulfilling life?

The person with the most correct answers will receive this coveted prize. Anonymous comments welcome. I could arrange a drop off at a local Cafe Rio or Arby's or something. But if you are to go that route I must warn you that I am a ninja and your identity will be discovered.

08 October 2008

The Burger King or Garth?

Jenny posted a fantastic Halloween piece which featured some excellent homemade costumes from yesteryear. I enjoyed it more than I can express.

Well, with Halloween approaching, I need to start putting together a costume and I need your help in deciding.

A few years ago I wanted to be The Burger King but couldn't find a costume to make that idea a reality. The idea was resurrected in my mind and I went online to find a King mask. I found a whole pile of The Burger King costumes on various sites. What do you think? He's so creepy that he's incredibly hilarious? Yep, that's what I thought too.But my dilemma is that I wanted to be Garth Algar this year because I have the perfect haircut for it. And I love him. Love him. Also, a pal at work said that he would dress up as Wayne if I wanted to be Garth. He has longish dark hair and would be perfect as Wayne. Are you as conflicted as I am?

Can I tell you one thing that I won't be this Halloween?Don't even ask. I just won't do it.

In my searching I found the funniest couples costume of all time. Highly inappropriate but you can't deny the comedy in such a display.

(picture removed due to friend request)

It was just too funny not to post. (Brenna, don't blush. You're the one that told me about that French commercial where the young boy was given consent for every bad thing that he did. I swear that I messed up our testing because I was laughing soooo hard and for soooo long!)

Back to the matter at hand...who should I be for Halloween '08? The King or Garth? The pilgrim still isn't an option.

Garth it is! Thanks for the input. Anyone have a flannel shirt I could borrow?

I might have influenced someone else at work to be The King. I can't wait to see if she really does it.

01 October 2008

Jessi Farted

Fakeout! She didn't toot.
Here's the picture of us lovely ladies from tonights dinner. Posting it saves me the time of actually sending it to all of you.
Ok ladies, let's not wait until another birthday to get together. I'm proposing an Oktoberfest, excluding the flowing beer. Maybe we could combine it with Beau's brilliant Turkey in October idea? Maybe carve a pumpkin or two? Watch High School Musical? No, wait...not that.
How about the 17th or 18th?