Wednesday, July 7, 2010


A headline from a nearby paper that I read on occasion; I have kept saved for weeks in my RSS feeds because it makes me laugh EVERY time I see it:
Woman falls out third-story window, found on neighbor's couch
She was fine when found. Just drunk. Surprise, surprise.

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Speaking of which, Sparky informed us there was a WHOLE LOT of drinkin' going on in Germany, among both the American and the German teens. He is appalled. APPALLED! His appalledness makes me roll my eyes and snort.

Wait till college, hon, just wait!

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Pics from our vacation:
Because one really has to stop here when you see this sign, no? I didn't go in; Beast did. I stayed outside and took pictures, because I just oculdn't handle the schlock value. Beast was impressed. I'll bet they have good bathrooms.

Windmill farms have sprung up all across the plains, which is wonderful. However, you can't deny how spooky they are on the horizon.

This is scenery I grew up seeing as a child as we meandered around Wyoming and Colorado. This donkey is in Kansas, but otherwise it looks completely the same as the hundreds of others I've seen.

This is the view driving from Kansas to Colorado Springs. The road waaaaaay off in the distance is about 20 miles away, and still another 20 miles from the Spgs. Bor.Ring.Dri.Ving.

The Beaumont (duh) in Ouray. Our room was the third window from the left, where the curtain is open a bit. I can't imagine there's a boring or bad room in this place. And yes, the street is that steep. lol

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I played hooky from work today, staying home to cull through the pages of "Cookery" changes that need to be made in our catalog while watching NCIS reruns on the USA Network. I made it halfway through in checking (not fixing) four hours. I may dream about "Cookery (Tofu)" and "Cookery, Acadian" tonight. Gibbs as a gourmet cook? Ducky making foie gras?

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Germany is out of the Cup race, but I'm kind of secretly glad that Spain is in. I don't know why, and don't tell Sparky; he's bummed that Germany lost.

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And I'm going to bed.

5 thing(s) to say:

molly said...

I love that highway picture, almost as much as I loved seeing it in my real life. America is so amazing.
Come on, parents, be PROUD your son is appalled, and also that he tells you stuff. And once in a while, tell him how pleased you are that he is not drinking himself stupid or dead. He knows you approve of him, but he needs to hear it. At least that's what I think.

Cat. said...

I am quite proud of him. He did try beer, decided he liked it ok, but he just doesn't 'get' why people want to act stupid. He knows we think he made a good choice about drinking. The best choice was really that he hung out with another non-drinker who ended up being shunned by the group because of some comments she made about drinking. So then he felt like the group was mad at him for talking to her...

You couldn't PAY me to go back to adolescence!!

Anyway, he still talked to her even though it made people mad for a few days. And he told his best friend, RK, on the trip that RK was 'an idiot' because he was drinking so much, which of course didn't go over well. So there's some tension there too.

But thanks for the validation. It's good to hear from someone who's been through it that he's ok. ;-)

amy said...

I couldn't pronounce "appalled" when I was his age, much less use it properly. Must've been all the drinking.... No, but seriously: I haven't been there, but I've met him, and he's just fine. Acts like he's been dropped on his head now and then, but who doesn't? And more often than not, when it matters, he picks the right door number.

Fabu pictures. Don't want to visit, but I'm glad I got to see it through your eyes.

Cat. said...

"Don't want to visit..." shows that you definitely, OBviously have ruined your brain with the drinking.

He's got my family's tact (as in, lack of) genes....

amy said...

Your feelings about water = my feelings about mountains.

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