Archive for January, 2009

A blog in YouTubeeeze

Counting down the hours now instead of the days.


I’ve had this link open on my laptop all day just watching the city and giggling in anticipation.  If you look at it in 8 hours you will see me!  I’ll wave.   Be patient it scrolls through three or four locations every ten seconds or so.


8 Rules for small Businesses in 2009 (aka A Small Rant)

  1. If you own a business, you must have a website.
  2. If you have a website, you must pay attention to your website.  If you take care of it, it will take care of you.
  3. If your business involves any kind of creativity of any kind, you must NOT have a template website.  (I know a good web designer if you need help!)
  4. Your website must never ever have misspellings.  This tells people you do not pay attention to details.  No one wants to do business with someone who doesn’t pay attention to details.
  5. Your website must tell people something about you, and offer them options.  "We Cut Hair!, Click HERE to make an Appointment"
  6. If your website hasn’t been updated in a year, people will assume you are;
         a) technologically inferior**
         b) out of business
  7. Invest the $10.00 a month in your OWN domain! Using @GMAIL, @Yahoo or @MSN on your email is unprofessional.  Using @AOL again says "I am Technologically inferior"**.
  8. Answer any Emails promptly!


  **If you think it’s cute to be technologically inferior, (Hah Hah -I don’t know even know how to work these dang computers, I’m old fashioned and use paper!)  Grow up, people don’t want to give their credit card information to someone who uses a piece of carbon paper and a rock.

The family that pierces together….

I went into my phone to grab pictures off of it to show you what I did today at lunch.



If you’re going to get a piercing of any kind done, I suggest a piercing parlor rather than one of those places at the mall!  My daughter told me this, and she was right.  Much better.

Though of course after that first rush of pain as the needle when through my ear the woman did say, “Uh-Oh, are you taking any blood thinners?  You’re a Bleeder!”  I got third holes put in each ear.  My daughter got a forth hole put in.  You know, the higher you go, the more it hurts.

While going through my camera I found this picture taken a couple of weeks ago while my Kates and I were at lunch.  It was a very nice restaurant.



I also found this picture.  Now if only I knew what it was.


Just kidding, I know what it is.

Today was amazing. 

I just want to say….



If you are lucky you have a daughter.  If you are very very lucky you have a daughter who as she gets older also turns into your friend.  I am very very very lucky.

I love my Kates.



P.S.  Totally stolen graphic and if I knew where I stole it from I would give credit, because I think it’s really cute!

Cleaning off the Camera (you know, getting ready)


I just like the texture of the snow.  I think it looks like mountains.  Of course these particular mountains are made by my dogs running through the yard.



This one I like the mountain in front too.  That’s the snow on top of one of my solar lights.

The difference between me and you….

Is that I make this look good…..


Wearing my mens Black and White checked  fleece pants, my florescent gold sweatshirt and my brand new teal hoodie. With the classy earpiece cord as my accessory.  Class personified.  Also I was on a 90 minute phone call before I had a chance to dry my hair so it’s showing some distinct Stevie Nicks’ness. 

I know, you don’t have to say it.  The men all want me, and the women all want to be me.

In case you are interested;


Toledo = -19 C , -2 F

Las Vegas = 9 C, 48 F

Stockholm Sweden = -5 C, 23 F

South Africa = 24 C, 75 F

My boss is on her way from Sweden to South Africa  for vacation, and in a week and a half I’ll be heading from Toledo to Vegas.  She wins.

Back to writing documentation!

Fly By Blogging…


HA! I remembered I had a YouTube Account set up! Did I mention I shot like 11 videos of the dogs in the snow. Busy busy work the last couple of days. Doctors appointments today. Dentist appointment as well. Did I mention my tooth fell out? Anywhooo someday I’ll talk to people again.



Stolen Quiz…

I took the 43 Things Personality Quiz and found out I’m a
Self-Improving Healthy Reinventer


It wasn’t that result that I found startling, it was this one:

You are a Self-Improving Healthy Reinventer

0% of the 56333 people who have taken this quiz are like you


Zero Percent?  Really?  Am I that odd?



Saturday Snow Escapades

We have five new inches of snow with another five or so in process. 

If I had been just a little more awake this would have been a good video.  My husband said he will take the dogs out later to play again so if I get enough warning I’ll try again.  I love the doggies playing.  The beagle was out there too but she was too busy digging in the snow looking for something to snack on.


Oops, I uploaded the wrong video!  I told you I had another headache right? (Yes, Darrianne there must be a snow storm still overhead.  Stupid barometer!)  Let’s try this one.

DARNIT! Xanga not letting me upload it!  I’m going to go try facebook!

EDIT AGAIN!  My videos are just not working correctly on Xanga, and to slow to upload on facebook, but AHAA!  Edit #17 did the trick!

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