Wednesday, August 29, 2007

In looking through a book I hadn't picked up in quite some time, (thank you Jean for reminding me) I found a great little poem that I had forgotten all about.

I've found a little remedy
To ease the life we live
And make each day a happier one---
It is the word 'forgive'.

So often little things come up
That leave a pain and sting,
That covered up at once would not
Amount to anything.

'Tis when we hold them up to view,
And brood and sulk and fret,
They greater grow before our eyes;
'Twere better to forget.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Wanna know who's gonna be on Dancin' With the Stars this Fall? Here's a spoiler, thanks to

OH and Jenny, don't get your tu-tu in a wad.......MY boyfriend Helio is gonna mambo his way right into my life!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The full moon is at it again. Shining big and bright in the sky. I took these pics as the sun was setting and the moon was rising.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Introducing Miss Elizabeth Grace (Ellie) Wooden!
Look at those fat cheekies!!!!

Kellie and Brian had a 3D Ultrasound done last week. This is one of the best pictures they got of Ellie. The little bunny didn't want to have her picture taken that day, she has her hands in front of her face in alot of the pictures.

Friday, August 17, 2007

10. Establish an electronic connection to home
9. Constant and sometimes instant communication with the fam
8. Post pictures of beautiful & picturesque Tampa enticing us to visit
7. Update us on new recipes he's tried lately
6. Gives us all another blog to view and leave comical comments on
5. A consummate musical buff, he could suggest great music to us
4. Peer Pressure - Everyone else has a blog, why not John?
3. Show us fun videos on YouTube
2. Blogging is cool
1. Keep us up to date on his life & stuff because we miss him!!!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Heinz Commercial Outtakes and Gag Reel

There's nothing better than free stuff!!!!

Folgers Gourmet Selections. Get A Free Sample

Friday, August 10, 2007

Meteor Shower This Weekend!
This info courtesy of Sky & Telescope Magazine
August is the best month overall to view meteors from the Northern Hemisphere, according to Robert Lunsford, operations manager of the American Meteor Society. And conditions are ideal this year because the Perseid meteor shower peaks on the new-Moon night of Sunday–Monday, August 12–13.

The Perseids are one of the two strongest and most reliable annual meteor showers. (The other is December's Geminids.) And while some showers produce brief bursts lasting just a few hours, the Perseids have a broad peak. So don't despair if clouds are forecast for Sunday night — or if work obligations prevent you from staying up until dawn on Monday.

Even now, a week before the peak, you can see up to a dozen Perseids per hour if conditions are perfect. That's stronger than some meteor showers at their best! The meteor rate increases to roughly 30 per hour in the predawn hours on Saturday, 45 per hour on Sunday morning, and 80 per hour before the sky starts to get light on Monday morning.
So stay up late or get up early this weekend, take a gander in the northern sky and watch the heavens come to life!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

1970's Blast from the Past
Who remembers this stuff???

I loved my Gillette Supermax hair dryer
with the comb and brush attachments!

How about Blue Jeans Cologne?
(lovin' the 70's disco clothes!!)
I remember taking "Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific" Shampoo to camp with me!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


The Indiana State Fair runs August 8th through 19th

Sunday, August 05, 2007

The Evolution of a Sunset

Saturday, August 04, 2007

I bought my sweetheart some "healthy" orange juice the other day. You say, why are you calling it "healthy" orange juice, Andrea?
Isn't all orange juice healthy?

Well, I thought so!!! But recently I've been noticing some "even better for you" orange juice in the store labeled "LIGHT AND HEALTHY!!!" So, I decided to get it for us, since we deserve to be light and healthy, right?
Tell me if you see anything wrong with this carton?????

Let's look a bit closer, shall we?

Can anyone tell me what the heck ORANGE JUICE BEVERAGE is?

Let me tell you what it isn't.


It might be made from oranges because clearly there were a few "pulp-esque" strands floating in this "beverage".

The carton says it's 100% pasteurized orange juice, but I'm not sure I believe it! Tropicana goes on to note, vitamin D3 is in this wonderfully watered down drinkable liquid. They make themselves especially clear by saying vitamin D3 is NOT found in any other orange juice. I'll tell you what vitamin D3 is.............IT'S GOT TO BE WATER, FOLKS.

Heck Orange Julius from the mall food court contains more JUICE than this "beverage".

Beware of labeling!!!

Tonight's science lesson is brought to you by:
Have you ever wondered what the phases of the moon are called? Well wonder no more. The 14 days leading up to a full moon are referred to as the WAXING phase. When the Moon is a Waxing Crescent, the dark side is to your left and the bright side is to your right. Easy enough, right?

After 14 days of waxing, you're graced with a wonderous full moon (as we saw earlier this week). Then, the whole process is reversed and the Moon appears to decrease in size.
After about 3 days of vivid fullness and glory, the moon slowly begins to go dark on the right side, while the left side stays just about as bright as it was when it was full. This is the known as the WANING phase.

So, it's midnight and I remember I left my camera in the car. I head out the door to get it. I look up in the sky to check out the moon (as I always do) and there in all it's glory is a beautiful, deep RED waning moon. I was able to get a few good pictures of it. Here they are:

If you're not paying attention to the moon and all of it's glorious phases, you're really missing out on some cool stuff! Check it out when you're out on a crystal clear night.'s a beauty!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007