Monday, July 31, 2006

Monday's random stuff

**Thursday, I was in class ALL day. It was one of my Continuing Education classes for my insurance producer's licenses.
The instructor was a guy from FEMA talking about flood insurance.

**Friday, I took the day off and played ;)

**Do you remember a couple of weeks ago me telling you about the advertisement truck that was parked on the side of the highway? Well, I was behind it on Saturday so I took a picture of it.

The advertisements continually roll and are on both sides and the back of the truck. This time, the truck was going up and down the highway, it was not parked.

**I saw Lady in the Water on Saturday night. It wasn't bad, in fact it was better than I expected it to be.

**Sunday was my Dad's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! We had brunch and cake at the country club.

**There was a very strange storm on Sunday afternoon. It did not rain very hard, but the lightning was striking all around, creating enormous thunder.
I tried to get a picture of the lightning, but it would have been pure luck to click that quickly.

The sky looked so cool, don't you think?

Have a great week!


Friday, July 28, 2006

Want to go to work with me?

The first stretch of the 3.9 mile drive to work.
HealthSouth helicopter pad is up the hill to the left.

I am about 3/4 of a mile from the highway.

Cahaba River...I go over this river everyday on my way to work.

The intersection of the highway. The end of the serene suburbia.

The highway gets backed up terribly about 30 minutes from now.
Only 1 and 1/2 miles to go!

I have turned off the highway and now am on the road that leads to my office.

I am now on the driveway going to my office building.

Still on the driveway.

Arrive at office. My office/desk is on the second floor directly behind that pinkish tree.

The view from my desk. Each season brings the perfect scenery to look at.

The day is over. Now, I am on my way home...well to the gym. This is the driveway from my office building.

Still the driveway from my office building.

The end of the driveway. This is the intersection before the highway.

Arrive at the gym. My Castle is just on the otherside of those hills with the red roof buildings, which is where I will be going after a good workout.

Just a peek at some male testosterone!

Ah, this is my favorite place in the gym. The movie theatre. There are tiered rows of treadmills, steppers, then ellipticals and bikes. They play a new movie each day, all day long.

Another shot from the treadmill I was on. Today was The Last Samuri.

Now, I am on my way home. I am just a few blocks away now.

Whew...long day!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, July 27, 2006

The highlights of my day!

I have noticed that highlighters are becoming more modern.
I have some fairly interesting highlighters at work.

This first one is three in one. It is a triangle of highlights!



Hot pink.

This second one is my favorite.

It clicks like a ballpoint pen.

This third one has a chamber on the end that rotates to uncover...

little post it tags.

Now, this is not considered a highlighter, but it is a sharpie marker. Not only one, but...

Fine point on one end and extra fine point on the other end!

Very clever, don't you think?
Anyone else have a cool highlighter?

Now, was I the highlight of your day! ;)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Sipping Vodka

I got this email the other day. It was a chain know, send to 5 people and your biggest and best wish will come true. Send it to 3 people only half of your wish will come true. Send it to one person, no point in wishing...and if you don't send it to anyone, that means you have no friends....("something like that")


A new priest at his first mass was so nervous he could hardly speak.

After mass he asked the monsignor how he had done.

The monsignor replied, " When I am worried about getting nervous on the pulpit, I put a glass of vodka next to the water glass. If I start to get nervous, I take a sip."

So next Sunday he took the monsignor's advice.

At the beginning of the sermon, he got nervous and took a drink.

He proceeded to talk up a storm.

Upon his return to his office after the mass, he found the following note on the door:

1) Sip the vodka, don't gulp.

2) There are 10 commandments, not 12.

3) There are 12 disciples, not 10.

4) Jesus was consecrated, not constipated.

5) Jacob wagered his donkey, he did not bet his ass.

6) We do not refer to Jesus Christ as the late J.C.

7) The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are not referred to as Daddy, Junior and the spook.

8) David slew Goliath, he did not kick the sh*t out of him.

9) When David was hit by a rock and was knocked off his donkey, don't say he was stoned off his ass.

10) We do not refer to the cross as the "Big T."

11) When Jesus broke the bread at the last supper he said, "take this and eat it for it is my body." He did not say " Eat me" .

12) The Virgin Mary is not called " Mary with the Cherry.

13) The recommended grace before a meal is not: Rub-A-Dub-Dub thanks for the grub, Yea God.

14) Next Sunday there will be a taffy pulling contest at ST.Peter's, not a peter pulling contest at St. Taffy's.

Ok, now I have sent this out to all of you....which is more than 5 people.
My wish did not come true!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Is there one that fits your mood?

1. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
2. A day without sunshine is like, night
3. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
4. I just got lost in thought. It wasn't familiar territory.
5. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
7. I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
8. Honk if you love peace and quiet.
9. Remember, half the people you know are below average
10. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
11. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
12. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap.
13. I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
14. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.
15. Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7 of your week.
16. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
17. Save the whales. Collect the whole set.
18. Get a new car for your spouse. It'll be a great trade!
19. Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
20. Always try to be modest, and be proud of it!
21. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
22. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand...
23. OK, so what's the speed of dark?
24. How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
25. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
26. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
27. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
28. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
29. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
30. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
31. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
32. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
33. I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
34. I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
35. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
36. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
37. Just remember - if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.
38. Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Random stuff

~*~People have found my blog after searching the web for these topics:

*Calling in sick to work makes me uncomfortable. no matter h
*princess castle graphics
*see through t-shirt
*a monkey and lizard got high
*angelina jolie adjustable strap wife beater

*why can't doctor see a four chambered heart

~*~While I was driving, a landscaping truck dropped a bundle of cut bushes on the road, right in front of me.

~*~I was on the highway behind a car with no driver. There was no head in the driver's seat. I was amazed. Finally the car pulled into the next lane so I rushed up next to it to discover a guy had reclined and pushed his seat back so far, he was almost sitting in the back seat. This caused him to sit so low, his head barely cleared the steering wheel. How the hell could he even see to drive?

~*~I went to the movie ~ The Devil Wears Prada

(for the second time!)

~*~ There is a little lizard (you know the kind that can blow their neck up like a red balloon...or maybe Jams would say a red bouncy ball ;) that came to visit me (the lizard, not Jams!) this weekend. He comes around every so often. I saw him (well I assume it's a him...because,'s a lizard) anyway, on my terrace. He made a brief appearance before he ran off to visit someone else.

~*~Someone apparently threw a cigarette out of the car window on Friday and it caught the grass on the side of the interstate on fire. It caused traffic to STOP....on the interstate...on a Friday afternoon!

~*~You guys wanted more pictures. Here are a few photos of the view from my terrace.

Hope everyone's week is starting off good!

Friday, July 21, 2006

So, what does your Castle look like?

Your House As Seen By:


Your Lender...

Your Buyer...

Your Appraiser...

Your Tax Assessor...

Hey, wait a minute...this IS my house! ;)

Please come by the Castle anytime, and have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 20, 2006


"Always there will be, along the sidelines of life, inferior souls who throw mud at those whose attainments they do not quite understand. The man who really accomplishes, doesn't pay attention to such detractors. If he did, he'd be on their level. He keeps an eye singled on the higher goal--and the mud never touches him."

--Jerome P. Fleishman

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

All in how you say it!

Dictionary for Decoding Women's Personal Ads

Adventurous.................................Slept with everyone.
Athletic.......................................No breasts
Average looking............................Mooooooo.
Beautiful.....................................Pathological liar.
Emotionally Secure........................On medication.
Free Spirit....................................Junkie.
Friendship first...............................Former Sl*t.
New-Age.......................................Body hair in wrong places.
Old-fashioned................................No BJ's.
Outgoing.......................................Loud and Embarrassing.
Voluptuous....................................Very Fat.
Large frame...................................Hugely Fat.
Wants Soul mate...........................Stalker.


1. Yes = No
2. No = Yes
3. Maybe = No
4. We need = I want
5. I am sorry = You'll be sorry
6. We need to talk = You're in trouble
7. Sure, go ahead = You better not
8. Do what you want = You will pay for this later
9. I am not upset = Of course, I am upset, you moron!
10. You're certainly attentive tonight = Is sex all you think about?

1. I am hungry = I am hungry
2. I am sleepy = I am sleepy
3. I am tired = I am tired
4. Nice dress = Nice cleavage!
5. I love you = Let’s have sex now
6. I am bored = Do you want to have sex?
7. May I have this dance? = I'd like to have sex with you.
8. Can I call you sometime? = I'd like to have sex with you.
9. Do you want to go to a movie? = I'd like to have sex with you.
10. Can I take you out to dinner? = I'd like to have sex with you.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

It's a hot one out there!

It is really hot out there.
Do you guys miss this cold stuff?
I have to be honest, we don't really get it that cold here during the winter....sorry for those of you who do!
Are we glad it is summer time?

I think I enjoy autumn the most. The beautiful colors, cool breezes and brisk mornings.
What is your favorite season?

Try to grab some shade.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Weekend happenings

This is the beautiful sunset I saw while driving home the other night. I wish I would have had my good camera because it was amazing. I took the picture with my phone.

Here are some random things I saw this past weekend.

1. The car being towed from the fatal crash right in front of my apartments.

2. A truck with rolling sign advertisements parked on the side of the road instead of driving up and down the highway. (I guess gas prices...)

3. Two teenage boys (with direction from their mom) got their eyebrows waxed. (At my nail place)

4. A van pulled up in the middle of the restaurant parking lot to load their group. I waited 10 minutes, with cars backing up behind me before they moved. (They were getting in, walking around to the other side, looking in as if they were looking at something on the seat, but not actually getting into the van, then finally, they were all inside the van....but not moving). I was patient for about the first 8 minutes, then I tapped the horn to let them know, we were still behind them and still waiting for their rude behinds to move!

5. A beautiful sunset on the way home.

6. A butterfly on a dog's leg.

Happy Monday! Have a great week everyone.


Friday, July 14, 2006

Look for the Good! It is there!

Here is some advice I have heard. Some of it is really good. Some of it is easy to live by. Some of it may not seem probable. Some of it is my own advice to myself that I wanted to share….I don’t think it ever hurts to look for the good in someone!

Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.It will be a truly rewarding experience. A note on expectations…. my Priest told me once, and I will never forget, “Do not have expectations of people and you won’t ever be disappointed”. Do you know how hard that is? I have tried. Just think of something, say for instance your birthday. Don’t you at least expect those that know it is your birthday to at least say “Happy Birthday”? That is some advice that is really hard to live by.

Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.Communication is key in a relationship. It doesn’t hurt to love the other stuff too :)

Look for the good in someone.When you are in a relationship, the longer you are with that person, the easier it is to see their faults. Always look for the good in someone, because it is there and that is what keeps a relationship going.

Don't believe all you hear.The media has been a good example of this. That might be one of my biggest problems, I have been told I am too trusting, however, I believe that is better than being one of those people that don’t believe anything.

When you say, "I love you," mean it.Those words should not be taken lightly…and I tell him EVERY DAY.

When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.It is important to say it when appropriate. Do not let pride stand in the way. No one is perfect.

Believe in love at first sight.I do! :)

Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it is the only way to live life completely.You will never have it if you do not try. Give it everything you have.

In disagreements, fight fairly. No name-calling.It is easy to say things in anger that you do not truly mean. It makes a cut deeper.

Don't judge people by their relatives!I know from my own family, that I am different from my brother and sister.

Talk slowly but think quickly.There is less chance you will say something you don’t mean.

When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?”Hahaha! Just a polite way of saying, “None of your business”.

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.If you want it, you have to go for it.

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.We can learn from every situation.

Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.If you don’t respect yourself, no one else will. If you don’t have respect for others, don’t expect it from others. If you do it, own it.

Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.Pride, don’t let it stand in the way of a friendship or a relationship. We all have pride, but if you cherish your friends/relationship, it is not worth losing them over a dispute.

When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.It is better to reconcile a mistake than to let it go. People will have more admiration towards you.

Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.Sounds silly, but it is true. Just try it.

Spend some time alone.It is important to take care of yourself too.

Have a wonderful weekend.
I love you all.

Thursday, July 13, 2006