Saturday, October 25, 2008

Who is running this Blog anyway?

So... I realized I have become the slackingest blogger ever. Well, ok, not ever, but still. I just noticed the last update was October 6th. So... I am going to start some short and sweet type posts... in any given week we will have:
Made up Quote Monday - Yes, I will make up thought provoking, inspired, and truly forgettable quotes for you. (no, forgettable was not a typo, hang with the sarcasm folks.)
Treat Yourself Tuesday - Ideas for how to give your self a little boost by doing something fun for you. Ideas have been pouring in, so as soon as I narrow it down between "Digging out Your Own Hang Nails" and "Making the Most of Laundry Time". I will be sharing these amazing ideas for stealing some fun alone time. I know, it seems selfish, but hey...
We are too busy to ever blog on Wednesdays - So yeah, Wednesdays, not a good day for blogging, hence, there is basically just no Wednesday in this blog's world. End of story. So long hump day, "pjs are clothes" will miss you.
Statistical Thursday - Need a number? We will have them. I plan on making up all manner of important statistics for the general public's use. For example, did you know that 20% of blog readers never make it past the first paragraph of a photoless blog? I guess you are in the 80% side huh? Stay tuned, I plan on reporting the exact number of mother's with screaming babies in public who really do lose their minds, and the huge spike in migraine medicine sales based on the number of political debates on TV.
Flaunt a new Word Friday - Yep, I will randomly post a new word for you, with a definition. It is like a word a day calendar, only these are made up words, and they are not posted daily. Other than that, totally the same.
Air it out Saturday - one line, short list style, of things that made me annoyed this week... wait did I just say short list? For real? hahahahaha...

So, hang in there blogadopes (definition for that Friday!! ) I will try and be better based on the above choices. Mind you, this does NOT mean I plan on posting these daily. It means that if I wake up at 2:15am on a Thursday night, and have nothing worthwhile to share, I can access the Statistical Thursday option and be done... nice..
But here is a photo and a LO to keep you around just in case.
This was taken at the park when we went hiking with some friends this week. I totally had a mosquito on my nose in the original. I used that cloning tool thingy in photoshop to fix it. Can you see how proud I am of myself? I still have no clue how to get pictures on a "blank canvas" as all you photoshop experts call it, but by george, I CAN get a mosquito off my nose.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Alert! Alert! Alert!

Ladies, who are reading this, (apologies to any of the few men who might be) this is an important public service message!
DO NOT, and I mean...
leave your husband at home alone when the DISH satellite service man comes to install your new cable lines.
Now, let me explain first that, I am now, and remain solidly opposed to the "dish on the house." In fact, I loathe it. Out here in Po-Dunk Hollar' we cannot get nary a channel, even with rabbit ears. So, being the football loving, America's Next Top Model Watching, girl that I am, we have had the minimal cable package available, for quite some time. The problem is, again, out here in the hollar' we have to pay $15 a month for what I call "clear up the channel cable". It makes the local channels clear, and we get a bizarre assortment of odd channels,(really, there is a 24 hour infomercial type channel...who buys flat irons and rug cleaner at 4am anyway?) and the WE channel is a bonus fuzzy one. I was fine with this, despite the fact that city residents pay only $6 a month for the same service, really Ted Turner, we country folk don't mind at all...

So, my phone company has let me know, via a huge new bill, that the internet deal we currently have is gone, done, never again to be... great. So, in a nutshell, we could get a "package" deal from them for less than the new phone bill and cable were... and we would get more channels... wowee, more tv to tell my kids they are not allowed to watch, I cannot tell you the excitement it gives me.
Now,a lovely young gentleman, by the name of Kyle, comes to install our satellite. Micah comes in to help since I have no clue about cable lines and such. Of course, I am hoping the little dish can be hidden behind some tree limbs on the roof. Apparently, that gives you a problem with reception. Whatever. Well, before I can blink, I see that there is a nice new black cable coming down the side of my home, and a little dish will be greeting me if I look up and right when I enter and exit the home. Sweet. I am beginning to regret this decision already.

Well, we have a second TV that was only hooked up to play DVDs occasionally for the boys. This was moved into my home while I was gone one day, I am opposed to the second Tv's very existence.

Kyle came in and asked about cable in the little room where Tv #2, aka demonTV is. There IS cable in there, but it is on the OPPOSITE side of the room, and being that our house is creeping up on the 100 year old mark, the crawl space is really more of a "shimmy through spiders" space. So Micah and Kyle are discussing our options. This is where the ALERT comes in...
They were going to run a NEW cable along the side of the house, to the room. As in, a thick black, cable over my cute little windows, above the door, and down the other side to get to the TV.
WHOA!!! I came outside just in the nick of time...
I made sure they left the cable as IS because I cannot imagine that cables down the side and door are a good option for any home. Really. I have never seen this on a Martha Stewart segment, in Better Homes and Garden, or anywhere else that decorating advice is given.

This is where Kyle and Micah both stop and look at me funny, like what is the big deal with the cable running there. Here is where I should mention the mullet that Kyle is sporting. And honestly... it is true that, yes, yes you can cut a mullet incorrectly, and folks, Kyle has been done wrong at the Cuttin' Corral.

I suggest leaving the cable where it is and moving the TV for now, despite the fact that the easy chair in that room does not fit in the other corner properly. I did this because in my head, I know I am planning on getting rid if the Demon Tv. I am plotting the coup as I type.

So ladies, really... this is why you should never leave your husband and the DISH man at home alone. They love cable, and have no fear of running mass amounts of it across ceilings, door frames, and other areas cable should not be!

Be on alert.
Stay the course.
Hold your ground.
Down with the dish.
Here are some new scrappies...

And here is the fat dog, "skypeing" with Beth and Chrissy... too cute!