Monday, December 29, 2008

Who Rambles?

Everyone and their brothers, apparently.

I decided to Yahoo! search "The Ramblings" this morning (I would have googled it, but I'm using the hubby's laptop, and he's a Yahoo! man). It gave m 2.5 million sites. My site was NOT in the top 10...I don't even think it was in the top 20. I gave up.

It's not fair. My blog is called The Ramblings...I should be in there, shouldn't I? How come some stupid comment made on ESPN about someone 'rambling' to a finish came up as #2, but I didn't even break the top twenty?? [UPDATE: I searched the top 100...no Karin!]

I did find 4WheelBob, and Jen (who is surprisingly similar to my sister). But I also found a Crazy Man. And I found a Republican. Oh, and a band.

I suppose I can't hold it against these people that they, too, ramble, but I want to. I shouldn't blame them. It's not their fault. But I should blame SOMEONE, right?

It's Michelle's fault.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Marching Band!

video

The Many Faces of Bo

Sleepy Santa Bo
Mr. Bo Rogers


Side-burns Bo

Sith Lord Bo

Cutie-Pie Bo

Everyone loves a bunk bed


One night in Vegas, Michelle and I went shopping. When we got home at 9pm, Ella was still awake - because Daddy was putting up bunk beds! But the kidlet was tired, so before Daddy could finish, she crawled right into bed.


It was quite the exciting ordeal! But it was hard work, too...


Daddy was tired! So Ella rubbed his back until he fell asleep (shhh!).


Even the cats couldn't wait for their turns to snuggle!! Felix is a foot man, but BJ...


...he just stole the pillow.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow day!

But not for me...

My poor family moved out to the blazing hot desert of Nevada to get away from the arctic chill on wintertime Michigan...and they got snow!! Hee, hee. What a nice pre-Christmas present. While they only got 3 inches in some areas, they haven't had accumulated snow in 30years, so it's been rough. Luckily, Aunt Karin dropped off snow pants for my niece while I was there. Whew!

Now, about those pictures...they're coming, I promise. I'm still getting caught up on laundry and dishes, but I should have time tonight (this weekend at the latest).

Happy snow day, you desert babies, you!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Seriously? These are the only movies you can come up with??

So, I copied this from a note on Facebook - the "movie freak" quiz, I guess. Seriously? I can think of a GADZILLION movies that I've seen that AREN'T on this list. Ask anyone in my family and they'll tell you - I watch too much TV and too many movies. This is a dorky list, but I did it anyway.
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SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own facebook account, paste this as a note. Then, put x's next to the films you've seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom. Have fun.

( ) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
Total: 6

(x) The Princess Bride
( ) Anchorman
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
() Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
(x) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 12

(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
() American Pie 2
() American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
Total so far: 16

(x ) Harry Potter 1
(x ) Harry Potter 2
(x ) Harry Potter 3
(x ) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
() Little Black Book
( ) The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 22

(x) Finding Nemo
(x ) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
() Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
(x ) I, Robot
( ) Robots
Total so far: 28

( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
(x) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
( ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
(x) Joe Dirt
( ) KING KONG
Total so far: 32

( ) A Cinderella Story
(x ) The Terminal
(x) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
( ) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
(x) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
(x ) Flubber
Total so far: 36


() Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( x) Practical Magic
( x) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
(x ) The Whole Nine Yards
(x ) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far:40

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
(x ) Child's Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
(x ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
(x) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x ) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
Total so far: 49

() Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( x) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Slevin
(x ) Ocean's Eleven
(x ) Ocean's Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
(x ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
(x ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
Total so far: 55

(x) Independence Day
() Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
() Christine
(x) ET
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
( x) Rush Hour
( x) Rush Hour 2
Total so far: 59

( ) Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She's All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(x ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(x ) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
( ) The Terminator
( ) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 65

(x) X-Men
(x) X-2
(x ) X-3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
(x) Sky High
() Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x ) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
(x) Freaky Friday
( x) Reign of Fire
( x) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x ) Shrek 2
Total so far:79

( ) Swimfan
(x ) Miracle on 34th street
( x) Old School
() The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf's Tribe
(x) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
() The 40-year-old Virgin
Total so far: 82

(x ) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(x ) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(x ) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(x ) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x ) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 88

() Baseketball
( ) Hostel
(x ) Waiting for Guffman
() House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
(x ) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
Total so Far: 91

( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc.
(x) Titanic
(x ) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 94

( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
(x ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x ) Hook
(x) Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
(x) 28 days
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
( x) Waterworld
Total so far: 99

() Kill Bill vol 1
() Kill Bill vol 2
(x) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 100

( x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(x )Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(x ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x ) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x ) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x ) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
(x ) Ewoks The Battle For Endor
Total so far: 107

(x ) The Matrix
(x ) The Matrix Reloaded
(x ) The Matrix Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
() Hannibal
Total so far: 111

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I'm a great aunt...

While visiting my 2 1/2 yr. old niece I've taught her some fabulous things.

1st: She likes to hit. Instead of telling her not to hit me, I introduced her to the "Hurtz Donut" (If you are unfamiliar - ask someone if they want a Hurtz Donut. Punch them. Ask, "Hurts, don't it?"). Her parents weren't thrilled.

2nd: Today I taught her how to pull a finger. Yep, I did it. I had to "poof", so I asked her to pull (she squeezes). I did this a few times. Later in the night I poofed, but forgot to ask. No need to worry. She reached for my hand and grabbed my finger. She's a smarty. [I can just imagine my old roomie, Erica, reading this with horror :)].

I wonder what else I can teach my little cutie...

The photos will come up when I get home. I have LOTS of fun ones!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hey, Honey

I've heard of kids who start swearing because their parents swear...therefore, we adults have to watch what we say around tots. Well, since I've been in Vegas helping with 2.5 year old Ella and 2.5 week old Miles "Bo", I've discovered that I apparently have favorite word.

Yesterday morning Ella and I got up and were playing in the living room. I heard, "Come on, honey." I thought it was a mistake. Nope. Throughout the day it was, "Hi, honey," this and "No, honey," that. Where was she getting this?? As soon as she opened my mascara I heard myself say, "No, no, honey, not that." Aha.

She still doesn't say Karin, but that's okay. I'm now Aunt Honey.