Monday, May 28, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Conversations with my Coworker

Please keep in mind this particular coworker has English as his second language. This has led to some hilarious conversations in which I am notorious for "egging" on.....

H: People from Belize speaks Spanish with an English accent
Me: How does that sound? [ I was just thinking that he would mimic it]
H: Like Reggae to my ears. 

This was said in all seriousness and with that, he just continued working as if nothing out of the ordinary was stated.....

Well, I wasn't satisfied in letting him stop talking.....Reason: this person will go all day....seriously, ALL DAY long without saying one word to ANYONE...but then, sometimes he'll start spouting things left and right......Soooooo...I continued with the banter (?). This then somehow led the conversation to people from Malaysia....

H: And everywhere you go in Malaysia there are Robber trees.
Me: ROBBER trees?
H: Yes! Robber Trees.
Me: Is that where are the Robber's hide??
H: Nooooo! That is what everything is made of there.....Robber!

Apparently....RUBBER trees grow in Malaysia...and Rubber items are in abundance.

Something interesting I learned (Whether it's true or not, I can't say), but items such as cookies and crackers that are made in China are dipped in plastic to get that nice shiny layer....because apparently, dipping food in plastic is cheaper that basting them in sugar or I said, I don't know if that's true or not but that is a little tidbit that came from my coworker.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Science lab?

There's a horrible high pitched sound in my ears.... People keep coming and going..... There's a bright lighting shining hotly on my face.... Pain.... Pain in my jaw... Why must you probe so?... Have you discovered the secrets that has you invading my space?... Have the tears stopped flowing from my eyes in an attempt to be brave and just "hang on for one second more"? ... Why must I sign so many things? Am I giving away my unborn child?..... Why am in declined at such an unnatural angle?WHO DECIDED THAT GOING TO THE DENTIST WAS FOR OUR OWN GOOD?!? Feel my wrath!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

DIY: Dino Spines

So, Since my friend's little girl loves dino's...and her birthday was on Saturday, I decided to try to be crafty and make something for the girlie....So I searched high and low on the internet looking desperately for something that an amateur like myself can recreate....And I came across these awesome looking Dino Hoodies that look semi- easy to do...and since I already have a lot of felt (from various other 'projects') all I needed was a sewing machine and a hoodie....

After asking my wonderful cube-mate if she knew of anyone that had one (she was herself), I was off to the stores to find a hoodie....which I did in short time...I also found a little jean skirt which I bought with little leggings....this whole outfit comes from the fact that I am always threatening to turn the little girl into a mini-Diana hahahaha! (minus the dino hoodie...I think i would draw the line there....possibly....ok...maybe not).

Below is a step by step on how I accomplished the project:

1) Cut the felt into diamond shapes...or if you want to make life difficult, two triangles that you will have to sew the bases together.

2) Sew the diamonds in a straight line down the back of the hoodie. You will get something like this:

3) I then folded the diamonds in half and just hand-stitched them shut.

 4) And that was it! It took maybe an hour/ hour and half, but I'm sure if you were sewing the diamonds shut with a sewing machine, it could possible go faster.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Seeing Big Dinos… least it's not Pink Elephants

The other day I had a dream about dinosaurs. In this dream, myself and a friend or two were being chased by a T-Rex or some sort of big, carnivorous Dino. 
For some reason, I got it into my head that we should take refuge in this huge skeleton exhibit of a T-Rex that happened to be along the edge of a river. "Surely the Dino won't chase us if we are in the bones of his kind" was my thinking. So…. with much scrambling and haste we started climbing on the inside of the bones.

Well, the huge Dino continued to try to come at us. This led to my next great idea…."We need to cause this skeleton exhibit to tip over into the river so that we can get away by hiding our scent!". So we started provoking the huge Dino and were successful in tipping the exhibit over (with us inside of the ribcage), and we started swimming away.

We swam for as long as we could, because we knew that if we went up for air, our cover would be blown since the huge Dino would pick up our scent. And right before our air was gone from our lungs, scuba divers met us underwater and started putting goggles and breathing tubes on us. And then we continued swimming on and at that point I woke up. So I'm assuming I got away from the Huge Dino that was chasing me.

Well, I like to look up the meanings of dreams when they are vivid to me like this, so I Goggled it. Most of the meanings were pretty weird of course, like:

"To dream that you are being chased by a dinosaur indicates your fears of no longer being needed or useful. Alternatively, being chased by a dinosaur, may reflect old issues that are still coming back to haunt you"

"To see a dinosaur in your dream symbolizes an outdated attitude. You may need to discard your old ways of thinking and habits."

And of course, anytime you look up something, you are either already dying (according to the internet) or extremely psychosis ridden (again, according to the internet).

Or…….the Dino dream MAY be attributed to the fact that you had spent the whole previous day looking up dinosaur crafts and gift ideas for someone…..phooeey on Dream interpretations!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Buying a Bible

Have any of you tried buying a Bible lately?

Let me just say that it's probably one of the most frustrating things that I've done for awhile....

I have a really nice study Bible that I enjoy the feel of, but I just don't like whipping it out at work when I'm on break or what-not since I feel like it's obviously a BIBLE...not that I'm against reading the Bible in public or anything...I just want to read in peace without people asking "Is that a Bible??" in a shocked tone. With my study Bible, it's pretty's big, with gilt, and indent tabs separating the books of the Bible.

So, today, I decided to buy a small Bible that I can carry around in my purse, and kinda not have to treat it with kid gloves.

I went to Barnes and Nobles and they had nothing that looked appealing...Then I drove to the Christian bookstore we have here in town....and they had so many to choose from. The selection was almost ridiculous...a skateboarders Bible, Girls Bible, Appearance Bible, Boys Amour of God Bible, Comicbook Bible, Manga Bible, Princess Bible.....I promise, I'm not making these titles up!! And on top of all the different types of Bibles, you have to chose the Version Bible that you even want....and THAT was a pain...I would see a Bible that I thought looked and felt nice just to discover that it was the New America Language Bible, or some other version that when I read the verses I knew by heart, the verses didn't even sound close to the verses that I knew!

And let me just say this, Mr. Manufacturer-of-KJV-Bible's, that you really should come up with nicer Bibles than what you have already. Sure, the KJV's were nice Table Bibles....but Bibles with nice designs or colors other than Black or Brown were practically nonexistent!

I just felt the difference in KJV Bible versus the other versions of the Bible....and since I couldn't decide which I wanted, I got BOTH! One KJV, and one (discounted) ESV.....The ESV is the pink one and the KJV is the Green one....and let me just say, the green one is only the New Testament...would it have killed the manufacturers to have included the Old Testament with the Color cover??? I guess so....

Anyways, I can't wait to read and mark up my new Bibles....I haven't had a new Bible since 2001 so this is going to be fun!