Friday, January 30, 2009


I've been Dog Whispering to Kimmy's crazy mutt River.

Kimmy and her boys are in Texas and I've been checking in on River and Bobo. So River and I have been going for walks. She's amazing. Really smart. Only needs correcting once or twice before she get it.

This morning, when I went over to let her out for a while, when I let her out of her kennel...she ran to the front door instead of the back.

I think she's diggin the walks.

Me too.

Monday, January 26, 2009

One Reason A Day Off Is Good

I had the day off yesterday...and today...and the day before yesterday when this fun little job began. I took my camera down this afternoon and took some pictures. There's not much interior work being done due to the dangerous conditions. Lots of standing around watching hose lines and freezing.
The guys are watching the bulldozer turn some of the still burning building over onto itself.
It's crazy cold out there!
There are master streams set up to continually put water on the fire.
And I've been home...nice and warm.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Shhhhhh...sleepy here.

1 car fire
1 four hour barn fire.
3 medical calls
1 midnight, "hey, go take a look at this abandoned car and see if we need to do anything..."


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Be Afraid

After I listened to our new president give his speech I spent the rest of the afternoon with this crazy lady.

We used some power tools and then we had a beer.

Be very afraid.

Good Luck President Obama.
I think you're gonna need it.
I know we need it.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Oh my....I thought I gave up hangovers. Apparently not.
Remind me that the 1st espresso martini is a very good thing. The second should be politely declined and NEVER let them pour that lemony stuff in your glass. It will not end well.
We gathered with our Foodies last night for 4 solid hours of raucous (Donna's word to describe us...inappropriate is...well more appropriate) laughter, yummy, yummy food (can we talk about the twinky surprise) and more alcohol than we needed.
So. Much. Fun.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Dog Crazy

Have I mentioned that I love (LOVEEEEE) the Dog Whisperer?

Oh, right. I have.

So my days at the station have become Dog Whisperer marathons. You see, he's on from 1-2pm and 2-3pm AND on Fridays he's on from 6-7pm and 7-8pm.

And then I get to watch Dog Town.

Where I'd like to live.

Gotta go...commercial's over...

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Dogs are absolutely not allowed on the furniture.

Ummm, yeah, right.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Mardi Gras Here We Come

So...I'm going to Mardi Gras.

My sister Gina and I are going to ride on a a parade.

The float has a theme.

Yeah, this dress and some yellow go go boots.

Oh. My. God.

I can eat nothing and must run millions of miles in the next 5 weeks. (like that would actually happen)

This will not be pretty

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tag, You're It

"Let's play tag," I said as we drove to the park.

"Do you know how to play tag?" He asked sounding both unsure and superior.

"Um...Yeah." I replied sarcastically. Like...I was playing tag before your mom was even born.

"Okay, well I'm just gonna go over the rules for you..." He replied.

Little darling...he is so gonna be 'it'.

So...I Got A Life

Okay, maybe it was just for a little while but for the last few days I was kinda busy and some of it was stuff for me.

Yep...that's what I said.

Stuff. For. Me.

Wednesday was a busy day at work and I went to bed early...or...I fell asleep in my uniform, laptop on my lap, TV on. 3 hours later I woke up, brushed my teeth, got a drink, put on my PJ's and laid in bed...unable to sleep. Yeah, like that.

Thursday Andrew and I ran some errands after school, went to the park, hung out a little at his house and then I came home and fed my house wench some dinner. She really likes my mashed potatoes and she'd been up all night with my sick dog so she earned some.

Friday I got up, made some coffee and a list.

And I did everything on the list.

Including a 16 mile bike ride in some unbelievable January weather.

Yesterday was all for someone else but I'll help every time.

And today. Today I went to church and went with my friends Dave and Donna to practice my sad bowling. It's better. But that's not saying much.

Have a good week.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Below Average

My thoughts on bowling.
  1. I really suck.
  2. It's great fun.
  3. I will need to get my own shoes...the whole 'other people have had their feet in these shoes..." eewww.
  4. I really suck.
  5. We have 14 weeks to improve.
  6. Oh yeah...I am not so good.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Me reaching for my glass of wine does not mean that I'm about to get up, let you out/in and get you both a treat...

It just means I'm reaching for my glass of wine.

I really need to get a life.

Is it April yet?


Four cats...two litter boxes.

Good times.


"Rescue, are you leaking propane out yo arse?"

I Did NOT...

...just get up and get another blanket so as not to disturb the cat who was laying on the blanket on the back of the couch..

...okay, I did but he looked really comfy...and I was cold.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

A Brother

I just found out that one of the guys I work with gave a kidney to his sister for Christmas.

How freaking cool is that.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

This Post Doesn't Count

I just realized that I'd posted four times today....must be January.

I need to get a life.

Remind me of this in April.

Smells Like....

I read on the internet that you could get rid of onion smell in your house by boiling vinegar for a few minutes.

You know worked.

Now my house smells like vinegar.

Something Dead

I just gave Maggie a bath. In my bathtub.

I haven't bathed the dogs inside in...gosh, several years. In the summer they get bathed outside with the garden hose and in the winter I PAY SOMEONE. Worth every penny.

But she smelled sooo bad. It had to be done.

The weather was beautiful today and they spent most of the day outside. Maggie spent at least some of the day rolling in something very dead.

It's okay, though, I'm pretty sure the 'something dead' would be the same 'something dead' I saw Rescue eating this afternoon.

I do have the paper towels and floor cleaner on my dresser for middle of the night 'something dead' upchucking.

Just a precautionary measure.

Oh no...the Dog Wisperer marathon appears to be over.

Whatever will I do??

And one of my dogs smells really, really horrid.

It's January and it's 61 degrees outside.

Kansas is so weird.

(And...Janet and Sue...I can now see the floor in the office and I have one bookshelf almost cleaned)

Friday, January 02, 2009

I want to BE the dog wisperer.

(maybe I should watch something else)



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