Category Archives: Useless Information

Pinterest Inspired

Pinterest has inspired me to do things that I otherwise would never have attempted.
Today I, or rather Noah and I, re-covered a couple of chairs that were looking pretty shabby. It took a little bit longer than we expected but they came out great!






Good for a small chuckle…

 1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer email history when you die.

2. Nothing stinks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to take a nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.

13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. “Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this — ever. Probably shouldn’t buy it.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Dangit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What did you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know NOT to answer when they call.

18. My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day “Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?” How the heck do I respond to that?

Feel free to add your own by leaving a comment…

Tag, I was it!

Marilee tagged me. I suspect that it was in an attempt to rescue my pathetic blog which has sat dormat for almost 2 months now. I have to respond to each question with one word (if possible) that comes to mind. Then I tag 4 people to do the same. Here goes…

1. Where is your cell phone? Nightstand.
2. Your significant other? Comfortable.
3. Your hair? Ponytail.
4. Your mother? Reconciliation.
5. Your father? Loving.
6. Your favorite thing(s)? Jesus and my camera.
7. Your dream last night? Strange.
8. Your favorite drink? OJ.
9. Your dream/goal? That my kids feel loved. 
10. The room you’re in? Bedroom.
11. Your fear? Rejection.
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home.
13. Where were you last night? Home.
14. What you’re not? Skinny.
15. Muffins/donuts? Muffins (hence my previous answer!).
16. One of your wish list items? Burke Williams GC (got it!). 
17. Where you grew up? Simi Valley.
18. The last thing you did? Folded laundry. 
19. What are you wearing? Sweats.
20. Your TV? On – Noah’s awake
21. Your pet? 1 fish, just died.
22. Your computer? An addiction. 
23. Your life? Redeemed.
24. Your mood? Weary.
25. Missing someone? My dad.
26. Favorite pastime? Scrapbooking. 
27. Something you’re not wearing? Jewelry.
28. Favorite Store? Brighton. 
29. Your summer? Busy. 
30. Your favorite color? Blue.
31. When is the last time you laughed? 30 minutes ago.
32. Last time you cried? This afternoon.
33. Who will re-post this? Jennie.
34. Four places I go over and over? Calvary, Albertson’s, soccer and wherever my 16-year-old needs to be 
35. Four people who e-mail me? Cyndee, Liz, Traci and Tracy
36. Four of my favorite foods? Pizza, Steak, Tabulleh, Bureg. 
37. Four places I would like to be right now? In the sun, in the snow, Burke Williams, on a cruise. 
38. Four people I tag? Jennie W, Cheri, Tracy T and Catie

Quirky Things

ugh… I pretended not to be tagged even after reading the quirks first of Cheri and then of Jennie but agree that there is strength in numbers so here goes. Just like my friends, I’ll ask you not to judge me too harshly.

  1. I don’t usually drink soda from a fountain and definitely not with ice. I can always sense a weird after-taste in the soda. Also, I have heard of studies that show more bacteria in fast-food ice than in the bathrooms of those same establishments. I prefer to either smuggle in my own can from home or pay more for a bottle.
  2. I have a fear of touching door knobs/handles, especially those in public restrooms (this would be in the same category as Jennie’s movie theatre seat phobia).
  3. I refuse to wash any of my laundry with that of my sons (10 & 16), especially their socks. I believe that it will only make my clothes less clean, not to mention the crazy things that show up in their pockets.
  4. I have really high expectations for how I should be treated as a customer. I have been known to drive further and maybe even pay more if an establishment goes out of it’s way to make me feel welcomed and appreciated as a customer. Along the same lines I will permanently boycott any establishment that I feel has consistently poor service. They’ll get 2-3 chances and then that’s it.
  5. I am a scrap booking snob. I have been scrap booking since my oldest son was a year old and I will use only Creative Memories products in my albums.
  6. I am also a gummy bear snob. I believe the only true gummy bears are the German made Haribo Gold-bears. Anything else is just a poor imitation. My favorite colors are white, yellow and orange. Oh, and I never read the Nutrition Facts on this particular label.