Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sadie's Happy Place her backyard with her tennis ball.


This photo sums up Sadie's personality perfectly.

Waiting for the ball to be thrown.

Watching where it will land...

Will do just about anything for a taste of that ball.

Happily retrieved.

PS.  A picture of the garden (kale and lettuces) that she has yet to
break into this season...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"Commuter Idle"

I drive very, very, very far to and from work.

I start bright and early from my small town, drive through 4 counties, 15 towns/cities, several police jurisdictions.  64.7 miles later, I arrive at destination: cubicle.

The first half of my trip into work, I weave in and out of farm vehicle traffic.  The second half is trying my hardest to avoid crazy drivers doing things like jumping on cars

Grand total Monday-Friday, I drive 647 miles.  Weekly.

Oh, but that is only my full time job!  Add my part-time job,  792.8 miles weekly.  13 hours of commute time.

So boy did I get excited when I heard of a new radio contest!  "Commuter Idle", also known as "who has the worst commute in the washington dc area", sponsored by the all-news DC station.  Winner receives $1,000 towards gas money, as well as a limo ride to/from work!!!!!  Didn't have to tell me twice!

I entered immediately.  This was yesterday, so the results aren't back for a few weeks.  However, I did receive a call from the radio station today, it went a little something like this:

"Dayum gurl!!!!  You sure do have a crazy commute!  If you are a finalist, would you mind being interviewed about your commute?"

(me): " kind of interview?"  (Please don't be on Fox 5 News at 11)

"Ya know, about your commute!  I'm reading that you commute nearly 800 miles weekly!  Can we interview you if you're a finalist?"

(me again, picturing the horrors that could come by having to break out of my shell for a measely grand.  and limo ride.): "Absolutely!"

So there you have it.  Stay tuned....if I win, maybe they'll send a limo from a certain state west of virginia!

Here I am

I have a lot to say about April, the busiest month of my life thus far, but until that blog is written, here are a few recent Jim-quotes:

(regarding the busy month):  "Elizabeth's (friend from college) wedding (cinco de mayo) is my reward for April."


Jim graciously offered to do a load of laundry and as I removed the never-ending-pile of cleanliness from the dryer at the end of the day, I asked:

"How on earth did you fit all of these clothes into the washing machine?"

"I do not divulge my secrets." -J 


As we drove by the town's "lingerie" "store" last night (conveniently next door to a tattoo parlor, both located in warehouse-style storage units (shudder) BEHIND the supermarket, Jim asked:

"Do you want me to drop you off at 'Unmentionables'?"

(Recalling my tetonis shot is not quite up to date) "Um, no.  I don't want to be seen walking in there."

"I don't think anyone is going to see you back there."  (Cue disease-ridden tumble weed blowing by.)  Funnier with a picture, will try to snap a G-rated one shortly.  But for now, don't stretch your imagination much farther than this: