Archive for April 4th, 2005

meet the diz

April 4, 2005

dizzy is joe’s cat. he’s four and he’s got more energy than both my cats combined. he’s into everything . . . knocks drinks off the counter, tries to climb up the wall . . . there’s nothing we don’t put past him. dizzy’s favorite pasttime is playing in the toilet. yep. you just jiggle the handle and he comes running and looks up at you as if he’s thinking, “did i miss it? did i miss it?” when you flush the toilet, diz first looks over the edge and then jumps on the seat and looks at the water, sticking his hand in to play with it. after playing, he’ll jump up on us with his arms wet up to the elbow. we also tend to forget how wet the toilet seat gets from his antics. but he sure is cute.


loving the open windows

April 4, 2005

well, after taking stacey’s suggestion (which i should have been smart enough to think of on my own!), i opened up the windows in my office and bedroom to alleviate some of the intense heat in the house. the boys love open windows because they can hear everything outside. julius had no problem jumping up on the windowsill. aj tried to join him, but julius quickly put a stop to that!

btw…i now have air. yay!

only at walmart

April 4, 2005

joe and i trekked to the cartersville walmart last night to inquire about ear piercing. yep, at 25, i am finally thinking about getting it done. i asked the girl working in jewelry how long you have to keep the initial studs in and how to prevent infection. she told me about her ear piercing, then said, “i had this done three days ago and look how infected it is,” as she, who was not the most fit person i’ve ever seen, pulled up her shirt and showed us her pierced belly button, which was red and purple. “i’m not supposed to take the ring out, but i’ve already changed it three times.” that could be why it’s infected, dear…needless to say, we were pretty disgusted.

but wait. my story gets better. joe bought a second alarm clock to make sure he got up on time today for his first day at his new job. she rang his purchase up, took his money, got his change and shut her drawer — slamming the corner of her jacket in the drawer as she closed it. she freaked out and started calling everyone and their mother trying to find someone to open her drawer. joe’s response? “why doesn’t she just take her jacket off?”
only at walmart.

it’s time for . . . (drum roll please) . . . monday madness!

April 4, 2005

the following questions all begin with where you live…

1. …did you have to turn your clocks forward one hour this weekend?
2. …what is the price of gasoline?
$2.09-$2.20 for regular
3. …which natural disasters, if any, do you have to worry about?
4. …do you have a local newspaper, and if so, do you subscribe to it?
we have two. i work for one and subscribe to it.
5. …do you subscribe to a local cable company for television viewing?
6. …what is the speed limit on your road/street?
30 mph i think
7. …how far do you have to drive to the nearest post office?
about 1 mile
8. …what is the average temperature in April?
9. …what is the average temperature in December?
10. …are your four seasons drastically different from one another?