Video Of The Week

Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings


Question Of The Week

Question of the week: Do you say “I love you” to your family?


I say “I Love You” all the time to everyone in my family. Whenever someone in my family goes somewhere or if I am ending a phone call they always get an “I Love Ya” from me. I have done this ever since I was I kid, I guess it is how I was raised. My kids, no matter how old they are, get an “I Love Ya” every time I drop them off at school and to be honest I think they like it when I do.

What brought this to my attention was the other day my husband was talking to his mom on the phone and he said goodbye to her and then hung up. I don’t think I have ever heard his side of the family say “I Love You” to each other. He has no problem saying it to me or our kids but I have never heard him say it to his parents or sisters.

I know for a fact that the last thing I told my mom when she passed away was “I Love Ya” and I feel better for knowing that.

Where Do I Even Start?!

Dear Mrs. ~,

Hi, my name is Thomas and I’ve gone out wit ur daughter many times and when when we break up its because really what she has told me is that you dont really approve of me dating your daughter . I jus wanted to let u know that I love your daughter with all my heart and I care about her so much and I would do anything to be with her. She stole my heart the first time her and me met and I really want to be with her. She is the first person I have ever fell in love with. The first person to ever make me feel whole and without I’m a half im nothing without ur daughter and I want to be the one to make her happy and I love her so much and as much as I care about her is as much as I care about you approving of her and me being together. Well hope you have a wonderful and a great.


The above is an actual e-mail I received from one of my oldest daughter’s ex-boyfriends. For the record, my daughter dated him twice and she wants nothing to do with him. I told her when I first met him that I did not really like him that much but I never told my daughter that she could not date him. She told the boy that I did not approve of him so that he would go away! I have trained her well!

I have not yet replied to Thomas,  quite frankly I don’t know where to start! I think this just might work:

Dear Thomas,

Thank you very much for your e-mail regarding your feelings for my daughter. I would really like to know who your English teacher is because I want to make sure my daughter never gets him or her.

I have talked to my daughter and she really does not want to go out with you again. Since you claim my daughter has stolen your heart I have asked her to return it immediately.

If you continue to bother my daughter I will have to hand matters over to her father. Mr. ~ is very busy doing his Spring Cleaning right now which mainly consists of cleaning his guns. I must forewarn you that Mr. ~ gets really upset when we interrupt his Spring Cleaning.


Mrs. ~

Search Terms

Javajunkee egged me on to write the post The Day After Easter to see what kind of search terms I could get. As of this morning I have had 20 hits to this post. Here is how that compares to some of my other posts:

Title Views  
Where In The World…Ruidoso 578
6 Word Meme 226
About Me 151
Where In The World…Mesa Verde National 114
My Stupid Songs 87
Question Of The Week 83
What To Do When You Don’t Like The New B 82
Beef Barley Mushroom Soup 76
Question Of The Week 64
Where In The World…Palo Duro Canyon 61
Where In The World…Kennesaw Mountain N 59
Where In The World…The Balinese Room 54
Happy Birthday Barbie! 53
Where In The World…San Antonio 50

As for search terms, here is what people used to find me in the past 7 days:

Search Views
palo duro canyon 12
baseball 7
shark pool 7
new mexico mountains 6
ruidoso new mexico 5
ruidoso nm 5
playdate rules 3
easter eggs 3
kennesaw mountain park 3
barbie 50th birthday funny 3
palo duro canyon state park 3
easter egg 2
paloduro canyon 2
snap +rice krispies 2
the masters 2
palo-duro canyon 2
funny golf happy birthday 2
love baseball 2
easter eggs clipart 1
stupid barbie 1
kennesaw mountain 1
poprice 1
pictures of easter eggs 1
stupid made up songs 1
snow in new mexico 1
funny just wondering 1
sweet 16 never been kissed 1
rice krispies humor 1
easter egg basket clipart 1
barbie da mc donalds 1
songs with life in them 1
kid finds out there is no santa claus 1
“i kissed a” “i liked it” lol 1
nh video canterbury shaker village 1
ruidoso, new mexico photos 1
happy bday gansta 1
riiudoso 1
funny barbie 50years old 1
snap crackle pop 1
funny plays about teenage life 1
song i kissed a squirrel 1
barbie gangster 1
new mexico snow 1
snap rice krispies 1
how to pop rice 1
children’s barbie glasses 1
scattered t storms 1
mountain snow 1
storm purple glasses 1
new mexico snow mountains 1


Here are some of the top used search terms in the past year:

Search Views
the godfather 806
ruidoso nm 86
ruidoso new mexico 86
godfather 78
ruidoso, nm 72
santa claus tombstone 57
shark pool 55
shark in pool 54
new mexico mountains 45
easter 42
easter eggs 40
ruidoso 34
mesa verde 30
santa clause tombstone 29
easter egg 28
board games 24
palo duro canyon 23
god father 22
mountain snow 18
godfather 3 18
beef barley mushroom soup 18
funny question of the week 17
mesa verde national park 17
the god father 16
ruidoso, new mexico 16
basil chicken recipe 15
the godfather 3 15
kennesaw mountain 15
“the godfather” 15
funny tombstones 14
funny tombstone 14
mesa verde cliff dwellings 14
brothers and sisters 13
music notes 12
ribbon fish 12
thumper 11
basil chicken 10
the goodfather 10
baseball 10
mystic seaport 10
funny homework responses 10
cajun baked catfish 10
snow in new mexico 10
shark in a pool 9
funny farewells 9
the good father 9
palo duro canyon state park 8
scampi 8
pictures of ruidoso new mexico 8
new mexico snow 8


It looks like the most popular posts were the ones I did on different places. Hmm, maybe I will have to start doing that again!

I hope that having all this useless information about my site will somehow make you sleep better at night! If nothing else it will bore you to sleep!

The Day After Easter

Now that Easter has come and gone I bet you are wondering what the good old Easter Bunny is up to aren’t you? Well, the Easter Bunny, also known as Peter Cottontail, is hard at work back in Bunny Town. Peter is in charge of a billion dollar company named Eggcetera, that designs colored Easter eggs and a fine line of Easter candy.


Hoppy works in the egg dying room at Eggcetera. He is head engineer of dye mixing. He has been Bunny of the Month several times and his work has always been eggcellent. Peter was even going to promote him to Senior Vice President in charge of Color until the dreaded Day After Easter came.


Peter received a ton of phone calls the day after Easter complaining about the Easter eggs that he had delivered around the world. Apparently, not only were the outside of the Easter eggs colored but the inside of the eggs were as well! Peter had to issue a worldwide recall on all of the eggs and he set-up a special task force to find out what went wrong.


The task force spent weeks trying to find out what went wrong in the egg dying room. The task force thought it would be a good idea to have everyone that worked in the egg dying room tested for drug use.


Hoppy arrived to work and he was very nervous when he heard about the mandatory drug test that was to happen that day. He knew there was no way he would pass! Hoppy had been using Happy Bunny Meth ever since they went to “All Natural” dye in the egg dying room.


Knowing that he was going to have to be tested, Hoppy went to his locker and grabbed his lunch. In his lunch he had a pickle and he always packed his pickles in pickle juice! Instead of peeing in the cup he would put the pickle juice in it and nobody would ever know that he was using Happy Bunny Meth. Hoppy put the bag of pickle juice in his pocket and was ready to be called in for his test.


Hoppy thought he had come up with a fail proof plan, that was until he was given the cup and told to go pee in it! When he went into the pee room he noticed that his pants had a huge wet mark on them. Yep, the pickle juice had leaked all down his leg! With no pickle juice to put in the cup, he had to pee!


Upon learning that Hoppy had failed his drug test due to using Happy Bunny Meth, Peter had no choice but to fire him. They never did learn who caused the great egg recall but Eggcetera now has a drug testing policy in place for all employees.


Hoppy is still addicted to Happy Bunny Meth and you can find him on the streets yelling, “Why did my pickle juice have to leak?!”



You can blame Javajunkee for this post!

Video Of The Week

The Muppet Show

Loretta Lynn – Ones On The Way

Question Of The Week

Question of the week: What was your favorite class when you were in school? (P.E., Recess and Lunch don’t count!)


I loved Math until I got into high school then it just went in one ear and out the other. I would say in high school I loved History the most.

What I Learned This Weekend…

I happened to have a birthday party to go to this Saturday, by myself! A group of us ladies who used to work in the same office building have remained friends over the last 15 years and one of them was turning 60 so we had a brunch planned at my ex-boss’s house. Well my ex-boss had the power go out at her house for 2 hours due to the rain we got on. So the brunch turned into a lunch. While we were eating lunch her refrigerator water line burst and there was water running all over the place. I went to turn the water off at the wall and the knob broke off in my hand. My ex-boss had no clue where her main water shut-off was, so 3 of the ladies went outside, remember it’s raining, and were lucky enough to find it and turn it off.

On top of all of this fun, my oldest daughter was trying to plan to go to one of her friend’s house on Saturday as well. If you have ever seen two teens try to make plans you know this is a comedy of errors all in itself but my daughter had to throw in her dad which made it just that more complicated! After several phone calls to me, I guess Dad couldn’t figure it out either, they went over to her friend’s house. They only stayed there for about an hour when the girl’s mother drove them over to another girl’s house. I did not know this second girl or her parents but I was assured by the first girl’s mother that she knew them and they were fine.

Remember I am still at the birthday party helping with a now flooded kitchen trying to sort out the whereabouts of my 16 year old daughter and it’s raining outside!

We finished up our lunch and had coffee and cake at the party. It was about 3 in the afternoon when I decided to go ahead and leave. I was going to go pick-up my daughter at girl number 2’s house and then go home.

Well that was the original plan! Remember I said it was raining? Well it was now pouring rain! I have this rule that if while I’m driving it’s raining to hard for me to see I pull over. Well, I got about halfway home and I had to pull over in a drugstore parking lot! Within 15 minutes of me sitting in the parking lot the street was totally flooded! We got 10 inches of rain  about an hour and a half!

I called my husband and he told me to just stay put until the water went down. He was stranded along with my youngest daughter at a local Mexican restaurant. Poor things!

I called my oldest daughter to let her know that I was stranded and to find out where girl number 2 lived. Girl number 2 lives right next to a main creek which was now over it’s banks. Her subdivision was totally flooded and there was a big tree down blocking the main road. My oldest daughter ended up spending the night at girl number 2’s house. Remember, I have never met her or her parents!

At 7 o’clock that night I finally made it home! What should have been a 30 minute trip turned into 4 hours!

So, what did I learn this weekend? It all pretty much boils down to one thing:  “If Mom tries to do anything by herself for once, the Flood Gates will open up and try to drown her!”


A Chance Of Scattered T-Storms

This was an actual conversation I had yesterday with my 16 year old daughter while we were watching the news:

16 year old Daughter:Mom, what’s a T-Storm?”
Me: “You’re kidding right?”
16 year old Daughter: “No, seriously what is a T-Storm?”
9 year old Daughter (who is laughing): “It’s a storm that comes after the S-Storm!”
16 year old Daughter: “You’re not funny!”
Me (now laughing): “I’m sorry, but that was funny!” 

Video Of The Week

Winston Cigarettes


The Flintstones

Question Of The Week

Question of the week: Did you already file your taxes or did you wait until today?

We filed our taxes early only because we actually got a refund for a change. If we owe money we always wait until April 15th to put it in the mail.

Easter Mass

This past Easter Sunday we went to church up at my in-laws church. Due to all the CEOs , Christmas and Easter Only people, and the fact that we only got there 15 minutes early, we ended up standing in the back the entire mass.

During part of the mass they did a baptism renewal and the priest came around and blessed us with Holy Water. When the priest walked by us and sprinkled us with Holy Water I turned to my oldest daughter and said “Let me know if it starts to burn?” Apparently the priest heard me and without missing a beat he turned to us and said, “Actually, it would be better if you let me know!”

They just can’t take me anywhere, not even to church!

Old Time Rock And Roll

Bruce Springsteen Concert - Houston, TX 4-8-09

Bruce Springsteen Concert - Houston, TX 4-8-09


Last week I was lucky enough to go see Bruce Springsteen in concert! Let me tell you the guy is just plain awesome as is the rest of his band. They played 25 songs in 2 hours and 40 minutes!

Remember when you were a kid and all you heard was “You’re not old enough!”? Well, I realized the other night that sometimes you are just getting too old for certain things and going to concerts is one of them!

You might be getting too old to go to concerts if:

  • You spend more time in the bathroom instead of the beer line.
  • You hear a young person comment on how he remembers hearing this song on the Classic Rock station.
  • The person sitting next to you takes out his hearing aids.
  • You see a guy leaving the concert by an Ambulance Stretcher, not a Stretch Limo!

Video Of The Week

Question Of The Week

Question of the week: Are you a baseball fan? Which team is your favorite?


Springtime, that can only mean one thing, it’s Baseball Season! I love baseball! We are of course Houston Astros fans at my house. I am also a huge Boston Red Sox fan! I have been since I was just a little kid!

Busy, Busy, Busy

This week seems like it is going to be another busy week! It’s all good stuff, but it is keeping me way too busy!

Wednesday night we are going to see Bruce Springsteen in concert! We bought tickets the minute they went on sale. This will be my 5th time to see him. His concerts are always great! I just hope we don’t get told to sit down like we did last year when we went!

My youngest daughter is actually supposed to be in a program at our church/school the same night as the concert. She will of course have to miss it but they are doing the program again Thursday morning which I will get up bright and early to go see! I felt so bad telling her teacher, “Sorry, but we are going to see Bruce that night so she is going to have to miss doing the Way of the Cross.”

This week is also Master’s Week! In my house this week is totaly dedicated to golf. We were lucky enough to het to go to the Master’s in 2000 and I would love to go again! I will even make Egg Salad Sandwhiches for when we watch it this weekend. It won’t be like walking the course with one in your hand, but it’s as close as we will get.

Par 3 Course at the Masters

This weekend is of course Easter so we will be coloring eggs and going up to my in-laws. The Easter Bunny will also have to appear which means I need to get off my lazy butt and go shopping for goodies to put in the baskets. Also with Easter being this Sunday, Lent is over which means I get to eat chocolate again!

Life will be good come Sunday!


I never thought I would ever say this in my entire life but, Thank Goodness It’s Monday!

This past weekend had me going crazy! I had to taxi around 2 kids to several different events at over lapping times of course! My youngest daughter was in her school’s drama production of The Wizard of Oz. They performed it for 3 nights! If I hear “We’re off the see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz” one more time I am going to have a total break down!

My oldest daughter had a journalism competition over the weekend and then decided it would be fun to volunteer at our church this weekend! She is getting very close to me teaching her how to drive! Life is getting to the point where it would be so much easier if she could drive!

On top of all this my in-laws came down Saturday and spent the night. I am lucky I get along great with them but it is still very stressful having people stay overnight!

So: T.G.I.M!

Snap, Crackle, Pop! Rice Krispies

The dialogue below is from the Clint Eastwood movie Million Dollar Baby. Clint Eastwood plays boxing trainer Frankie Dunn and in this scene he is talking to a Catholic Priest. 

Father Horvak: What’s confusing you this week?
Frankie Dunn: Oh, it’s the same old “one God-three God” thing.
Father Horvak: Frankie, most people figure out by kindergarten it’s about faith.
Frankie Dunn: Is it sort of like Snap Crackle and Pop, all rolled into one big box?
Father Horvak:You’re standing outside my church, comparing God to Rice Krispies?

We love this movie and we just happened to watch it over the weekend. My youngest daughter laughs like crazy every time we see the above scene.

Wednesday, yes April 1st, I went to pick up my youngest daughter at school. Now remember she goes to a Catholic school. I was greeted at the front doors by the principal who pointed at me and gave me the come here sign with her finger.

Oh great! Now what!

I walked into the office and the 2 secretaries burst out laughing when they saw me. I walked into the principals office and sat down just waiting to see what had happened!

This was the conversation we had:

Principal: Your daughter is quite a character!
Me: What did she do now?
Principal: She has great organizational skills and is quite the leader as well!
Me: Please just tell me what she did.
Principal: Before her class went to lunch they were all saying their prayers and at the end of the prayer the entire class blessed themselves by saying “In the name of Snap, Crackle and Pop. Rice Krispies!”
Me: (laughing my ass off) I am sooo sorry!
Principal: In all my years at this school this has got to be the funniest thing that has happened! 

Apparently my daughter got all of the kids in her class to do this as an April Fool’s Day prank! My little imp is very lucky that her teacher and her principal found it funny! She got off with no punishment and was told by her religion teacher that it would probably be a good idea to go to Confession for what she did. I just hope our priest doesn’t laugh too hard!

snap.jpg image by quirkyjessi


Video Of The Week


Question Of The Week

Question of the week: What is the best April Fools’ Day prank you have either pulled on someone or had pulled on you?

I do not fall for pranks that often but I am a master at pulling them off! One year when I wrote down the kids school schedule in our family calendar I put down that they had April 1st off due to a teacher in-service. They were a little ticked off when I woke them up at 6 in the morning!

This morning I told my oldest daughter, who is helping out with one of our churches’ religious classes tonight, that the teacher is going to have her dress up as the Easter Bunny! My daughter said “nice try on the prank mom” so I doctored an e-mail saying that she would be dressing like the bunny and forwarded it to her. Now she is freaking out and does not want to go help out! I told the teacher what I was doing and when my daughter gets to the church tonight she is going to make her wear Bunny Ears!