Monday, May 24, 2004

The Forgetful Husband.

I've had bronchitis for a week now. Not fun. I told Jeremy he needed to take care of me, so when he got home on Thursday night, it went like this.

Hubby: Hi Honey! How are you feeling?

Me: Still sick.

Hubby: Awww... poor thing. *hug* Can I get you anything?

Me: That would be great! I would love some burritos.

Hubby: Burritos! Yum! I'll be back.

... goes down to kitchen, and I hear some cooking going on...

Five minutes later...

He's back upstairs holding a cheese omelet in his hands.

Me: Is that for you?

Hubby: Yeah! It's a cheese, turkey and tomato omelet! Doesn't it look tasty?

Me: Ummm... yeah, it does. But... ummm... where are my burritos?

Hubby: Burritos? What burritos?

Me: My burritos. Remember? You went downstairs to make them.

Hubby: Oh... you said you'd really love some, but I didn't think you actually wanted some. Or maybe I did. Sorry... I forget. Uhh... do you still want burritos?

Me: Ummm... yeah. I do. Please could you make me some?

Hubby: Well, I don't know how.

Me: Honey, you worked at *Taco Bell* for a year in high school... I think you can manage.

Hubby: Okay! I'll be right back! Love you! (jumps, skips and does a little dance while going downstairs)

Me: Thank you! I love you too! (I shout down the stairs)

... he goes down to the kitchen, and I hear some cooking going on...

Two minutes later...

He's back upstairs holding a plate with two burritos in his hands.

Me: Oh, Honey! Thank you! You're the best!

Hubby: Oh, you're welcome! I LOVE YOU! *kiss*

Yeah, sure my hubby is forgetful... but he still is cute and wonderful. :)

*emmett* ~ who thinks this is a very funny story :)

Friday, May 21, 2004

Christmas in the Backyard!

Living between two families who have children is quite amusing. I mean, how cool is it to wake up every morning and find new stuff in your backyard? I mean, it's like every day is Christmas! So far I've found a glow-in-the-dark bouncy ball that looks like an eyeball, a baby doll, a blanket, a headband, a rubber ducky, a tennis ball... and today? An army man! It's so cool!

The funny thing is... they've only asked for one thing back: the tennis ball. They were throwing it on my roof one day and letting it roll back down to them. I was sick in bed so it was really getting on my nerves hearing this THUD... roll, roll, roll... THUD... roll, roll, roll.

Just as I was about to go downstairs and politely ask them to go play with the damn ball on somebody else's roof, I hear the ball rolling in the distance then I hear them all say, "Oh no!" A minute later... my doorbell rang. HA! I figured the ball went into *my* backyard, and they were asking for it back. No such luck, kiddos! Do you think I'm going to give you your ball back so you can keep me from napping? Pshaw! In your next life! So... I smiled and went to sleep... and got them their ball when I woke up. Awww... the power. :)

*emmett* ~ who yes, gives the children back all their toys once she finds them. Okay, not the eyeball bouncy ball because my hubby REALLY liked that. LOL.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Swim Naked! Dad's Visiting! (but not at the same time!)

Yesterday I saw a personalized license plate that said "SWM NKD"... I'm guessing that to be "Swim Naked," so I laughed. Tee hee.

*sigh* Yeah... that's funny. They must *really* like to swim naked. Well, they like it enough to share it with every car/person that drives/parks/walks behind them. That probably means they like swimming naked. :-)

Anyhoo... today I'm VERY excited because my dad just called to let me know that he's driving here tomorrow! Yay! From Colorado to California... to see me! His daughter! His *favorite* daughter! No, really... I am. :-) I take great pride in that fact. ;-)

He's driving here to bring me my *stuff*. My sister says that I don't need 80% of it. She said it's childhood toys, clothes from the 80s, and a bunch of old school projects. That should be fun to go through. LOL.

He *is* bringing my collector's dolls though, and I'm happy about that. I miss them. :) Jeremy's not looking forward to that. He thinks they look like dead babies. Well, he can just deal. Yes, deal! I bought them before we were married so there! Nothing he can do. :)

I'm pretty sure that's all I have to report. My two anthropology classes are now over, and I have nothing to do. I will miss anthro. *sigh* I love to learn.

*emmett* ~ who just remembered something else she wanted to tell you... but will wait until tomorrow...

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Rscheearch at Cmabrgde Uinervtisy.

Okay... so this is my 2nd post for today, but I had to share this. I saw this on a message board I post at...

"Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrgde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprometnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."

This is the coolest thing ever! Sure... yeah... I'm easily amused, but I didn't read that any slower than I normally read. I thought that was just too cool.

*emmett* ~ who hoped you enjoyed her 2nd post of the day :)

Advice From Toddlers and the Joys of Being an Adult.

Have I ever told you that my two-year-old twin nieces (the Twinkies) are geniuses? Well, they are. Sure they've eaten mealworms in the past, but still... they're brilliant!

The other day, I was talking to my sister about whether or not I should have children, and she turns to Alaura (aka Twinkie #1) and asks her, "Should Ani have children?" And Alaura answers, "No... just dogs!"

See what'd I tell ya! Genius! Pure Genius. LOL.

Some days I have a hard time deciding whether or not I *like* being an adult. Then I think back to when I was a child...

I remember that I wanted to wash my hair with Pantene, and I wanted to use Caress body soap. My parents always said no though. They would never buy me Pantene *or* Caress. They said, "When you are an adult, you can buy the expensive soaps, but when you live in this house, you wash your hair with Suave and your body with Safeguard."

So now? Now that I'm an adult? Guess what I have in my shower? YES! Pantene and Caress. Awww... and it's so so nice. Well, actually, now I'm switching *off* Pantene and *on* to Neutrogena because I'm starting to like that better. But guess what? I can do that now! And do you know why? Because I'm an adult.

And that is one reason why I like being an adult. :)

*emmett* ~ who will let you know when she thinks of other reasons... it may take a while though... ;)

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Thirsty? Have Some Hydrogen Peroxide!

Did you know that if you have a sore throat, gargling hydrogen peroxide *really* helps? Granted, this is only if you can get past the taste and feeling of having rotten food in the back of your throat and you don't mind that gag reflex kicking in, but if you can get past those, you're on your way to a healthy throat! Not to mention, at least you know your gag reflex *works*!.

But... a little advice for you: Water it down just a tad and put a *small* amount in your mouth at a time. And *if* you just *happen* to swallow a big gulp of it... let me save you a call to poison control...

"It may make you throw up, but this is okay. Drink lots of fluids, and try to relax. It may burn for a few hours, but just remember... *some* doctors are prescribing swallowing hydrogen peroxide for emphysema patients these days so it may actually *help* you even though it feels like it's burning a hole right through your esophagus."

At least this is what poison control told my husband last night when he called after I took a huge gulp of hydrogen peroxide... stupid. Stupid. STUPID! And might a I add... it was an... A-C-C-I-D-E-N-T! Really! Who would drink that crap *willingly*? Not I. Definitely not I.

*emmett* ~ whose mouth now tastes like hydrogen peroxide every time she coughs. eww. Eww. EWW!

Friday, May 14, 2004

Where's A New Motorized Wheelchair When You Need One?

The other day as I was driving home, I saw a homeless man in a motorized wheelchair. It was so old and torn up that he had a black trash bag covering his seat! And all his belongings were in grocery bags on the sides and on his lap. I started to cry.

And it was right then and there that I wished I had a brand new motorized wheelchair in the back of my car. If I had, I would have given it to him without a thought. Instead, I had to keep on driving home. This world makes me sad sometimes.

*emmett* ~ who really didn't have anything *witty* to say, but thought she'd share this. :)

Monday, May 3, 2004

Red with Hawaiian Flowers.

I'm almost positive that I had something witty to say about my puppies, but it has slipped my mind. Oh well.

I went to Target today. Woohoo! I got some conditioner, body wash, carpet cleaner, throat drops and a new alarm clock for Jeremy (my hubby for those of you who don't know). Okay, yeah... telling you that... that was boring. Anywho...

While I was in the Target parking lot, I saw this lady driving a little red car.

Her license plate frame was red with Hawaiian flowers.

Her seat covers? red with Hawaiian flowers.

And her little antenna ornament thingie? I'll give you one guess! ... YEAH! You're right! Red with Hawaiian flowers. (Man, you're good!)

So yeah, after seeing that lady, I came up with two conclusions about her. She likes red, and she likes Hawaiian flowers. That is all. :)

*emmett* ~ who yes, has no life... go ahead, rub it in, whydon'tya! tee hee...