Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Little Slice of Heaven

I have found a little slice of heaven and it is called Forever Cool from Walgreens.  Forever Cool is a pad that you can slip under your sheet or in your pillow case depending on what size you buy.  The pad stays cool and helps cool your body down so you can sleep comfortably.  Hubby bought me the one for the pillow first and it was fantastic.  The he bought me the one for the body that goes under the sheet.  I can't even describe how nice that feels.  Ever since I had my hystorectomy, my body temperature had been impossible to regulate and nights were the worst.  Now, instead of dreading going to bed, I look forward to a good nights sleep.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Michael Vick - Subway Sportsman of the Year

I heard today that Michael Vick was voted as the Subway Sportsman of the Year.  They should have voted someone who could be a true role model for people and not someone like Michael Vick who tortured innocent animals for the entertainment of him and his friends.  I hear that many people are boycotting Subway because of this.  I realize they were just the sponsor of the award and they are not the ones who selected him, but I suspect they will be catching a lot of heat for this one from all of the animal lovers in the world.  As far as I am concerned, the 18 months that Vick spent is prison was not nearly enough.  He should have spent 18 months for each dog that he hurt or killed.

What do you think about Michael Vick winning the Subway Sportsman of the Year?

Monday, June 27, 2011

AT&T Spider Commercial

Have you seen the AT&T commercial where the guy puts his cell phone on the table and his screen saver is a very realistic spider and the lady jumps up screaming while the other guy whacks the phone with his shoe.  The commercial was kind of funny at first, but now they play it so frequently that it is becoming annoying.  During a one hour show, the commercial came on 4 times.  It is to the point now that we mute the TV when that commercial comes on.  What commercials do you like or dislike?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Salt Pork

Hubby really likes having salt pork with his breakfast on Sunday's.  We found some in the beginning that was really salty and had a great flavor, but lately we haven't been able to find any that is actually salty.  We have tried a couple of different brands, but have been disappointed.  We will have to keep looking to find some salt pork that is actually salty.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dog Sitting

This weekend I have been watching my neighbors dog while they went out of town.  He is a yellow lab named Max and is such a good dog.  I have been going over to her house every few hours and letting him outside and playing with him.  He has an ear infection, so I have been making sure he gets his medication as well.  Since I have 3 dogs of my own, taking care of him is no problem at all.  I have been working on teaching him a new trick while they are gone - giving a high five.  Since he was already good at shaking hands, I figured a high five would be easy.  He is doing good.  He consistently does it when you give him a treat, and will occasionally do it without a treat.  They come home some time tomorrow, so hopefully he will have the trick down by the time they come home.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Birthday

Tomorrow is my Dad's birthday.  It is hard to imagine, but he will be 62.  I sent him a card and I have to remember to give him a call.  I was really bad and forgot to call him for Father's Day.  I never forgot to call and feel really bad that I forgot on Father's Day.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

101 Ways To Leave A Game Show

I watched this show last night and it was hilarious.  It reminded me a little bit of Fear Factor without all of the creepy crawlies or nasty stuff to eat.  The players are removed from the game in unique ways when they answer a questions incorrectly.  Last night people left by being strapped to a bi-plane, dropped off of the side of a moving 18-wheeler, flipped over in a fiery car crash, shot up in the air from an explosion (that one blew her shoes off), and being dropped from a 10 story building.  I laughed so hard I was crying.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Laser Pointer

Our lab mix, Riley, goes crazy over the laser pointer.  She loves chasing it across the floor or around the yard.  It is so bad that you can't even pull out a flashlight with her thinking she is going to play.  Last night hubby was playing laser with her when we noticed she acted differently depending on how close the laser dot was to her.  When it was a foot or more from her, she wagged her tail and was watching the laser, but wasn't extremely focused.  When the laser got less than a foot from her, her whole body would become extremely still and you could not break her focus on the laser.  Occasionally she would try to bite at it, but she still hasn't caught on to the fact that she can't catch the laser.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all of the father's out there.  The father's don't always get the praise they deserve.  At time they gently guide us, at other times they push us kicking and screaming, but they always have our best interests at heart even if we don't see it at the time.  This holds true whether your child is human or animal and regardless of their age.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Small World

I grew up in the small town of Stephenville and moved away shortly after graduating high school.  The town is a great little town, but economically it struggles.  The only career opportunities are either working for one of the schools or being a dairy farmer.  Neither of which fit my career choice.  Every now and then I will bump in to someone here in Austin who was from Stephenville and today we bumped in to another person from Stephenville.  Every person I bump in to from there says the same thing....great community, but no job.  It would be great to be able to move back to the community some day, but unless I hit the lottery, I don't see that happening.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Crazy Week

Wow, I didn't realize I hadn't posted anything all week.  The week has been busy and just seemed to fly by, but sadly I didn't do anything exciting.  It was mostly just work and home.  The temperatures here have been so hot lately, so I really haven't felt like doing anything after work other than just stay in the house. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011


I like shopping at Walmart because they typically have what I am looking for at a reasonable price.  However.... I have an issue with the temperature they keep their stores.  We are in Texas and the temperature here at 9pm is still in the 90's; so, just imagine what the temperature is outside at the hottest part of the day.  When you go in to Walmart, or any store for that matter, you want to be cool so you can enjoy your shopping trip.  Well, that doesn't seem to be the case at the Walmart's in our area.  We have two of them near us and they are both the same way - hot inside.  Today when I was there it was so warm inside the store that I was sweating.  All I wanted to do was pick up my critical items and get out.  If they would keep the temperatures cooler, I would have casually walked the store and probably spent more money.  I wasn't the only one who was uncomfortable; I saw several people wiping their temples and glistening from sweat.  It is a shame they aren't more considerate of their customer's comfort.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Science has never really been my forte, but hubby is brilliant when it comes to science.  Anything science related just makes sense to him, but is like a foreign language to me.  Usually when hubby tries to explain something science related to me, it ends with him being extremely frustrated and me still not understanding.  Today he explained the difference between the weather phenomenon el nino and la nina.  I understood that when we are in a la nina pattern, it is hot and dry and when we are in an el nino pattern the weather is milder and wetter. Other than that, I'm not sure I really understand the how's and why's.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

10 Year Old Issued Traffic Ticket

This story ran in our local paper on Monday.  The 10 year old was not wearing a seat belt and instead of issuing the ticket to the adult in the car, the officer issued the ticket to the child.  Oops.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse is a movie theater here in Austin where you can get dinner and drinks while you watch your movie.  I have always liked it because it caters to more of an adult atmosphere and you don't have to contend with crying or screaming kids.  They have always had a policy, similar to most theaters, where you are not allowed to talk on your phone while in the theater (they also consider texting a no no).  The difference is that Alamo actually enforces their no talking or texting policy, while others don't.  One the radio today, they played an audio clip of a voice mail left by an angry ex-customer who was asked to leave the theater for texting during the movie.  The audio was hilarious.  Instead of brushing the incident under the rug, Alamo released her voice mail (no names mentioned of course).  This audio clip has apparently gone viral on You Tube now.  I love the fact that they actually kicked her out.  I wish more theaters would enforce their policies. 

Friday, June 3, 2011


This has been a really busy and somewhat crazy week.  I am so glad it is over and am looking forward to a relaxing weekend.