December 20, 2009


I'd just like to let you know I made blanket tents last night with my sister's kids. Pretty awesome fun that I haven't participated in in years!!!!

December 19, 2009

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Look!!! I'm up at 6:39 AM on a Saturday morning!!! 

This happens sometimes. Sigh. Oh well, I'll get a lot accomplished. Or a lot of Internet surfing done!!

Yesterday I went out to eat 3 times in 1 day. Yes, crazy!!!

December 16, 2009


Does anyone know what molasses is made of, before I go and check? I know it has a good amount of magnesium and iron in it. Go figure. But what does it come from? A tree, like syrup (excuse me, like REAL syrup)? Sugar and corn syrup blended together? WHAT?

Drum roll....

Oh, it's a byproduct of turning sugar cane into sugar. Oh.

Sorry for not knowing that.

December 9, 2009

Three Things

My kids notice my shoes, how bizarre! Here are what they've said to me this year so far:
  • Where do you get all those flat shoes? ~ cause I wear mostly flats?
  • MRS. JARVIS, YOUR SHOES ARE PURPLE!!! ~ apparently purple shoes are very rare?
  • Are you going to take those boots off today? ~ adults can't wear cute boots to work?
  • YOU ARE WEARING HIGH HEELED SHOES! ~ THIS is what they pay attention to...

And since you sat through the boring stuff, here's cute/cool movies!!!

December 8, 2009

The World's Vices

I went to dinner with my friend Janet and after talking about books, we strayed to the topic of What Is Wrong With the World. Here are my top 10:
  1. Lobbyists
  2. Republicans
  3. Democrats
  4. Religion
  5. Credit card companies
  6. Parents whose children do no wrong
  7. People who love their guns a lot
  8. Children who do no wrong
  9. Haters
  10. Husbands who tell wives what to do while wielding large red pots that they pretend to be drying, fresh from the sink
Number 10 is courtesy my my sweet hubby who asked me what I was doing and if he had allowed me Internet access for this post. He suggests Dick Chaney for number 10 but I'll leave it as is until he can come up with a good vice. HAHA.

December 7, 2009


09 August 2005 @ 03:48 pm
How long does it take a bug trapped under a cup to die? Just wondering cuase I've had one on my kitchen counter for a few days now. This bug is the size of I'm-not-going-to-be-able-to-kill-anything-that-large.

02 July 2005 @ 12:14 pm
I fled my apartment yesterday because it smelled of Chaquita bananas and Raycalla Mccintosh apples. Boxes everywhere and now Meijer people recognize me and ask when I go for more boxes "You're still packing?" My head seemed like it would explode.....

I found my old Live Journal account and cannot stop laughing. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

01 June 2005 @ 06:51 pm
So I took 4 students out to dinner tonight (they bought me at a class auction). While eating I was regaled with a story of a TV show where a girl kissed her boyfriend. "He French kissed her (at which all the girls giggled, blushed and turned away) you know, that close smoochy kind (more giggling and quick glances at me to ensure I wasn't shocked. No, I wasn't, hard to believe, I know)." CHILDREN ARE SO FUNNY!!! Especially when you get a bunch of little girls together. Often I like to catch up on the 4th grade gossip and discover who likes who in the 4th grade. It's quite entertaining. So Aaron likes Arianna and because Aaron likes her, so does Mark and to follow the crowd, Will decided to fall for her as well. Hideous thought, Mark and Arianna marrying one day. I shudder in a convulsing ball on the floor ~their children~ PLEASE, NO!!!!! Jared likes Kiera and when he told Marissa (who ate with me tonight), she looked at him in surprise, which wounded his fragile heart. "I like her and there's nothing you can do about it! She's wonderful and I love her! I love her!” he yells, to Marissa's shock. I was laughing very hard upon hearing this because Jared is a timid, quiet little guy.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I am so entirely amused I cannot stop! Nothing better than reading yourself droning on and on and on and on.....

31 May 2004 @ 04:58 pm
To add to my list of things my husband must be able to do:
1. Dance. 2. Fix cars. 3. Cook. 4. Smile at me like he wants to fly away in the clouds with me. 5. Sing to me at night.
Of course, there is a lot more but I am hungry and to me, food always comes first. DINNER, yum!!

03 June 2004 @ 04:32 pm
ps. I had a job interview yesterday! Yay!! Lets all go help me by killing off the compitition!

05 June 2004 @ 10:21 pm
I took a nap today, my second for year 2004!! Go me! And I dreamed I was trying to drive to my grandma's house in Italy but the highway signs were going by way too fast for me to read. Then I realized: hey, I'm in a video game, thats why I can't read the signs. SO, I turned into Mario and leaned back and drove with my bare toes.

I must say, I haven't been this entertained by my trivial ramblings for a while. Oh the thinks I think!


Apparently it snowed last night and that makes me happy:) I love snow! I love driving in snow! I love looking at snow! I love walking in snow! I don't love playing in snow because I hate being cold.

When I left for work at 7:25, my 7 minute commute was ruined. Not by snow, but by ice. Well, not ruined but really SLOWED. Took me over 30 minutes so I got to listen to to NPR longer!

Kids are supposed to be at school at 9:00 but the last of them didn't get in until 11:00!! HAH, they shoulda called a 2 hour delay!!!! It was an odd day but it worked...

Did You Know: Eugene Hutz's (of Gogol Borello) dad was arrested for listening to the BBC in Russia? NEITHER DID I. Jo alerted me that Hutz was interviewed on Fresh Air Friday night. When I grow up, I want to be in Gogol Bordello.


December 6, 2009

White Christmas

Last night we watched White Christmas, just like we do every year. And every year I am fascinated by the same things:
  1. Judy's horrifically thin legs. And shocking waistline. Did you know she was anorexic? I do now. Can you say Valley of the Dolls?
  2. Sisters, sisters. When I was a kid, I loved this song:)
  3. Snow, snow, snow, snow. J and I will sing this occasionally because what else can you sing when you want snow? Only 4 easy notes!!!
  4. I now realize that Betty (Rosemary Clooney) was there to sing and Judy (Vera-Ellen) was there to dance.
  5. Bing Crosby says "sexy" to Rosemary Clooney to describe the women sandwiches make him dream about. I didn't know they were allowed to say that word in movies in the fifties.
  6. Rosemary Clooney was George Clooney's aunt! This morning I told my mom to go to George Clooney's mansion when she goes to Lake Garda in Italy! I don't think she'll take my advice though. Dang moms.....they never listen.
So, I think that's it. Colts are ahead by 10, 1:05 left in the 4th. I'm not terribly nervous.

We've had a lovely, lazy, relaxing day!

December 5, 2009

SMRT, I Am So Smrt

One of my friends is in grad school for Library and Information Science, and Archive Management. Now I don't know about you but I'm pretty jealous of her career. Not that I could ever do it because I couldn't sit still that long all day, but WOW. Books all day. WOW.

ANYWAY. Here's an article she found about choosing how to preserve books simply by smelling them. Smell the VOCs in a book and know how to save it. It is very thrilling to me to read terms like "material degradomics". WOWOW. On a side note, as a freakish environmentalist, I tend to avoid VOCs. NOT ANYMORE. Not anymore. As Neko Case sings, never turn your back on Mother Earth.

Sigh. I love the smell of old books.

On another side note, I love smart speak. When J talks programing/computer speak, I like it (hehe). When he gets together with my bros, it's hard to understand anything they say. When my sis and bros talk photography, I am in awe. Yesterday I had coffee with my other sis and her guy/boy/friend/datee and they talked physics and astronomy. SO COOL. I think my education lingo is a bit sad and pathetic. Perhaps that's because I know it all. DIBELs, IEPS, 504s, and NWEA are everyday to me. I WISH I COULD SMART SPEAK. My goal in life. Say things no one else can understand.

And: TODAY I BOUGHT EGGNOG. From Trader's Point Creamery. From my meat shop. Moody's Meats.

December 3, 2009


This is how big our house is.

This is how big our new TV is.

I keep having to look at the Christmas tree to make the TV seem smaller. Sure, it'll look nice in our next house. BUT NOW IT IS SO BIG!!

Hehe, just a good excuse to look at cute animals and giant photoshopped rabbits.

December 1, 2009

Yes, It's Important

You ever notice how men have the ability/need to close things really tightly? Like jelly jars? And sunflower oil? And the hose on the vacuum? Any lid/slot/thing AT ALL. I don't know why.

When I was a kid, we always knew my dad had closed the coke bottles when we couldn't get them opened. Maybe he did it for a reason? Little chillens getting hyped up on coke? Nah!

Now whenever I have trouble opening things, I know it's due to J. He loves closing things nice and securely. The jelly jar and the sunflower oil lids cause me to say bad words sometimes:) I'm so glad nothing will be escaping those jars though. It sure helps me sleep at night. Whew.