Sunday, December 31, 2006

2007 Goals

1. Wear pink more often.

2. Eat brussel sprouts more often.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Arbor Day

When I lived in Canada, a friend of mine was under the assumption that Arbor Day was a much bigger deal in the United States than I thought it was. Caroline thought that it was a Day that everyone in the States had as a no-work holiday.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Cell Phone Messages

Just where do cell phone messages "go?" Last night my job's answering service called three times and left three messages. My cell phone did not ring at all. The messages arrived about 12 hours later!

Technology is great.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Signs of God

I had to spend today in the small town of Versailles, Missouri. (Note that they pronounce it VER-sales.) I didn't have anything to do for 8 hours, so I drove around. I spotted this sign as I was approaching the town:

Now the American Standard version of this quote (Rev. 3:11) is
I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown.

The King James version is
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

I think that whoever paid for this sign should have sprung for a few extra words.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Vacuums Are Following Me

I noticed in my rear view mirror as I was driving home today this Missouri license plate:

I think my Dyson's friend Vrooomy is following me!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Mr America 1945

My paternal grandparents owned a lodge/resort in Nevada in the 1940's. In the collection of photographs I found these pictures of Clarence Ross, who was Mr American in 1945. I think that he lived at my grandparents place while he was living in Nevada. Unfortunately my paternal grandparents are no longer with us.

Mr America 1945
Originally uploaded by JSF539.

Originally uploaded by JSF539.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Bad Boss, March 2004

Lots of rain caused lots of water on the ground.

My driveway should have been in the front of this picture.

My driveway washed away and I was trapped at home. My manager told me that I had to come in to work because she needed a vacation day. She had worked 2 weeks with out a day off (other than the weekends). I built a bridge to drive across, but it collapsed. I had to get towed out of my driveway. I made it to work at 4pm (we closed our office at 5:30pm). My manager left at 11am, so our office was closed for 5 1/2 hours. All wasn't lost, however. She did get her vacation day.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Update & Bad Evening

I got my new manager on Monday. So far I'm glad he's there.


I didn't have the best of evenings last night.

First, I discovered that my laptop won't power up. Fortunately it's under waranty, so I won't have to pay to have it fixed.

Second, I slipped on the wet kitchen floor. My back hurts!

Third, I dropped my cell phone into the dogs' waterbowl. But it's hot enough out there that it dried out and seems to be fully functional again.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Most Frequently Viewed Photo

Pioneer School-Chadron, NE
Originally uploaded by JSF539.

This is the most frequently viewed photo on my Flickr account.

My text reads, "From the collection of my paternal grandmother. Unknown person labeled the photo 'Pioneer School Chadron, Nebr. Mother the girl in white.' "

I don't get it.

Friday, July 14, 2006


For the record, I don't think that it is stupid that I'll be having a new manager starting Monday. I've had lots and lots of different managers in my life and I'm used to it. Blah blah blah...

Thursday, July 13, 2006


This week I have to be at my office at 5:30am. I've set the alarm to go off at 4:15am. Today I slept through the alarm and didn't wake up until 5:22am. You would think that in a house with 6 huskies that one of them would have gotten tired of the beeping and woken me sooner. I guess it's a good thing they aren't assistance dogs!

Thank you, Fargo, for waking me.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Pie Eater Explanation

My nephew came up with this joke when he was around 5 years old. It proves that he's related to my brother and me.

What is George Washington's favorite type of pie?

None. 'Cause he's dead.

My brother refers to dead people as "former pie eaters of the world."