Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts!

It's Tuesday! Are you feeling Random?! I sure am! If you are feeling Random and you want to play along OR if you just want to read about other people feeling Random then you should totally grab the Random box below and pop over to Keely's blog!


1. I wandered over to The Lakeside Collection yesterday and found all kinds of stuff I want. I also found some stuff I don't want.

2. The Toilet Mug. A coffee mug shaped like a toilet. Um, ewwww.

3. A book: Porn for Women. Seriously, just the cover of this book is a complete turn on!!!

4. Missed Comic Con this year but we really are trying to get everything together so we can go next year. *Fingers Crossed* Funny thing? I've never read a comic book in my life.

5. Washed the sheets last night. I LOVE crispy clean sheets. (Hey, you said "Random.")

6. Had a conversation on Twitter last night with Cate from Show My Face and Beth from C. Beth Blog regarding a music group that I haven't thought of in ages . . . Roxette. After it was over I had a bunch of songs stuck in my head. It was nice, like an CD on shuffle. Hehe *Sings* C'mon, join the joyride . . ."

7. When I go grocery shopping I'm totally getting stuff to make big juicy bacon cheeseburgers with all the extras, lettuce, tomato, all that! Also, sausage, eggs and English muffins for a nice big breakfast. And I may possibly be a bit hungry right now

Well, I think that's about it. Have a great Tuesday!!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Paypal Limits?!

I've discovered eBay.

Well, I discovered eBay a long time ago but mostly I just used eBay's affiliate Half. com. Recently though I've been keeping track of eBay's Daily Deals which has led to a bit more eBay surfing. Also, maybe some purchases.

I love eBay. I may be just a tad addicted.

Anyway, I've purchased a couple things using Paypal and twice now I've received an email telling me that I need to get my Paypal account verified before I hit my limit.

When I received this e-mail for the second time yesterday I panicked a bit. I thought "Oh no! What if my payment doesn't go through because I reached my limit!?"

So, I ran clicked over to Paypal's website to check my limit.

$10,000.00 limit . . .

Uh, yea! I think I'll be okay for at least a few more purchases!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Silly - What Did the Chicken Do?

I read this ages ago and you might have seen it too but it not I hope you enjoy it! Actually, even if you have seen it, it is possible to enjoy it again!

A young man received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a horrible attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of this bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.

The young man tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by constantly saying polite words, playing soft music, and doing anything he could think of to set a good example but nothing worked.

Finally, the young man got fed up and he yelled at the parrot and, the bird yelled back. He shook the parrot, and the bird got angrier and ruder. Eventually, in a moment of desperation, the young man put the bird in the refrigerator freezer.

For a few minutes, the young man heard the bird squawking and kicking and screaming . . . then suddenly there was quiet. Not a peep for over a minute. Fearing that he'd hurt the bird, the young man quickly opened the door to the freezer.

The parrot calmly stepped out onto the young man's outstretched arm and said, "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I am truly sorry, and I will do everything to correct my poor behavior."

The young man was astonished at the bird's change of attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued, "May I ask what the chicken did?"

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Six Word Saturday!

It's time for Six Word Saturday! Can you describe your life in Six words? If you want to play along clicky the little box here and head over to Cate's blog!

Why aren't I at Comic Con?!

Seriously, we're saving up for next year. No joke! See how serious I am? I said "Seriously" AND "No joke." *Shakes head* Oh brother.

Friday, July 23, 2010


I ran across this a few days ago and thought it would be fun to share. Do with it what you will. ;)

Also . . . Proceed with caution . . . Hehehe

         You know that ringing sound that you perceive when you are in a very quiet area? Some people say this is an auditory illusion brought about by the ear's inability to detect frequencies below the threshold of the human senses.
         This is completely wrong. That ringing covers up something else altogether.
         If you are Patient and maybe a little lucky you will be able to hear past the ringing. What you will hear are voices whispering to each other. They will silence themselves quickly but with practice you will become more adept at catching and interpreting what they are saying.
          You will hear things of the past, the present and even the future.
          However, you must be careful because there is no such thing as a voice without a body.

          And, when you start noticing them, they will start noticing you.

*Insert creepy music here*

Have a nice day!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer, How do I Loathe Thee?

Summer, listen up, I hate you. Loathe

I hate the little black beetle bugs.

I hate the mosquitoes.

I hate the flies, big and small.

I hate the HEAT.

I hate the Spiders.

I hate the lack of a/c in my car.

I hate the sky high electric bills.

I hate that I can't fix my hair pretty for church because it's so hot that by the time I get there nothing I did matters anymore.

I hate Summer.

I'm ready for Autumn. Yes, yes, I am!

This ranting post has been brought to you by Summer. Don't worry, I really am usually pretty sweet (the mosquito's think so, anyway) but I'm just tired of this season and I'm ready to move on.

I'm thinking HGotW may be back tomorrow. Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Booster Band

We have this thing at our church called Booster Band (I'm really not sure why it's called this).

It's a time during church on Sunday morning when all the Kiddo's get up in front and have fun singing some Kiddo songs. They love it! It's really cute too.

The first song they always sing includes the words "Bring someone with you."

This past Sunday our Pastor had the brilliant idea to ask the Kiddos if they wanted to bring someone. Of course they all said yes so she told them to go get someone to bring with them.

 . . .

Right about that time is when I started hyperventilating. Okay, no, not really but I wasn't very comfortable.

I do NOT do well in front of people. I do even worse when I'm supposed to be singing in front of people. However, I don't think the Kiddo knows or cares about that. And as I sat there and shook (Ok, I wasn't REALLY shaking) I saw the Kiddo come walking up the aisle towards me.

He stopped a row away and started waving me towards him with his hand.

What was going through my head? "I'm going to have to have a conversation with this Pastor of ours. And then of course tell her that we'll be finding another church!"

Alright, I'm just kidding. Also, I didn't have any breakdowns or anything and I lived through it.

But, I never want to do it again!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts!!

Happy Random Tuesday! My blog is late today but at least it's here! If you want to play along with Random Tuesday Thoughts then clicky the little box below and join the fun over at Keely's blog!!


1. Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law are here until Wednesday, just visiting. We've been having fun.

2. One day the Kiddo was talking and started using a word. He used it as an adjective. I'm not sure where he heard this word (I don't say it) but he uses it all the time. He's used it for ages. It's just stuck with him. Often when he's being silly he uses this word to describe something. The word? "Doinky" You're welcome.

3. I may be in love with the person who discovered/invented coffee.

4. I want to see Inception!! Now!

5. I think we're going for Chinese food tonight. MMMmmm.

6. Had an awesome dream last night. (Don't tell J. I wasn't married in the dream.) But I met a prince and was going to marry him. He said "We're getting married, Princess." and I smiled like goof. :) Not sure where this dream came from but I may possibly have to turn it into a short story!

7. I really don't have a lot of random today. I think I'll end it here. Have a great day everyone!!! Happy Tuesday!

Monday, July 19, 2010

I LOVE The Internet!

I love my mp3 player. I love plugging it into the cassette (yes I said cassette because our car is from the stone age) adapter and blasting it when I'm alone in my car. I love my cassette adapter.

My cassette adapter broke.

My cassette adapter broke during a THREE HOUR TRIP. Actually at the beginning of the three hour trip!

 I couldn't handle it, so we stopped at a Walmart and I grabbed a new one. (well, I paid for it, I didn't just grab it and leave.)

Ran back to the car, plugged it in, plugged in the mp3 player and . . .

Two seconds of Music . . . cassette flips to the other side . . . music for 2 seconds . . . cassette flips to the other side . . . 2 seconds of music . . . cassette flips to the other side. You get the picture?

I was not happy! Waste of money and NO music!

That thing sat in our car for weeks, doing no good. Then, I had a thought! Google!

I googled: "How do I make my mp3 cassette adapter play without auto reversing?" I honestly wasn't expecting much. But then I found this link: How to cure car cassette adapter "auto-reverse flip-flop"


I followed the very good, very easy instructions and now I have mp3 music in my car again!!

I LOVE the Internet!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday Silly - Speeding

As he sat along the side of the highway, waiting to catch speeding drivers, a Police officer sees a car puttering along at 33 MPH. He says to himself. "This driver is just as dangerous as someone who's speeding."

So, he turned on his lights and pulled the driver over. As he approached the car he noticed that there were five old ladies, two in the front and three in the back. The ladies looked terrified. Everyone one of them were wide eyed and as white as ghosts.

The driver, obviously confused, said to him "Officer, I don't understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?"

"Ma'am," the officer replied, "You weren't speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers."

"Slower than the speed limit? The driver questioned. No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly. Thirty-three Miles an hour!" the old woman said a bit proudly..

The Police officer, trying to contain a chuckle, explained to her that 33 was the highway number, not the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error..

"But before I let you go, Ma'am, I have to ask. Is everyone in this car OK? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven't made a sound this whole time." the officer asked.

"Oh, they'll be all right in a minute officer. We just got off Highway 189."

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Six Word Saturday!

Welcome to Six Word Saturday! If you want to play you should grab the box below and zap over to Cate's blog!

I am so ready for September!

Hubby's Birthday. Kiddo's Birthday, FOOTBALL, AUTUMN!

Have a great Saturday!!

Friday, July 16, 2010


A couple weeks ago on a Sunday morning the Kiddo and I had to get up early and take J to work so we could have the car to go to church.

We drove J to work and when we came home we crawled back into bed. We didn't have to be up yet, so why not? I let the Kiddo hop in bed with me.

We lay there for a while and I though the Kiddo had fallen asleep until I heard his little voice next to me.


I said "What, Baby?"

"Would you snuggle me?"


I love my Kiddo! I sure am going to miss it when he stops saying stuff like that.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

HGotW: Bradley James

It's Thursday! Do you know what that means?? (Well, it didn't mean the same thing last week since we did this on Friday but still . . . ) That's right! It's time for HGotW!!!!

The guy I've chosen for this week may possibly be the youngest Guy I've featured here. Born in 1983 he's almost 27. I can't remember featuring anyone younger than that.

Anyway, I started watching Merlin (because of Anthony Head) and discovered this weeks Hot Guy. He's adorable. He's a good actor and he does commentary videos for the "Merlin fans" and they are great! He's a very entertaining young man. I hope to see him around much more in the future!

So, I give you a young man to watch . . .

Bradley James
(I'd also like to mention that I thought Misha Collins had the bluest eyes I'd ever seen but this guy blows him out of the water by about a hundred times!)

(As Arthur in Merlin)


(The last two are my favorites. I always save my favorites for last.)

I chose this particular young lady for today because A. I think she's beautiful. B. She's part of the Merlin cast and I thought that would fit nicely and C. Her character and Bradley James' character will end up together some day and I just LOVE them together. They make a beautiful couple.

Today's featured female is . . .

Angel Coulby

(As Gwen/Guinevere in Merlin. SO Pretty.)

And once again, ALL the pretty in ONE picture! (Although I have to take issue with his t-shirt. Dolphins?!)

This concludes this weeks edition of HGotW. (Another of my favorites) I hope to see you back next week. (Well, tomorrow really but no more HG until next week!)

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rants and Raves

I mentioned in yesterday's Random Tuesday Thoughts blog that I've launched another blog. I thought I would introduce it properly today.

Rants and Raves is a place for me to "geek out" and "fangirl" over my favorite TV shows, Movies, or actors.

When I watch a show I tend to get pretty involved. Then I end up with all these thoughts and often no one to share them with because rarely do I know anyone as involved as I am! Hence my creation.

Now I have a place to go and spill all my thoughts on the latest episode (or the latest episode that I watched on Netflix)!

So, if you're interested in TV you might want to check it out.

Now, I don't watch EVERY show on TV and my taste may differ from yours so it may not be the place for you (but I hope you visit anyway).

Some of the shows that I think will have a spot may include (but are certainly NOT limited to):

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Mentalist

And actually the list goes on but I'm not going to type out every show I've ever had a thought about!

Anyway, stop by if you like! Thanks!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts!

Happy Random Tuesday! Do you have Random Thoughts? Would you like to share them? Or maybe you just want to read about other's Random Thoughts? Well, grab the Random box and head over to Keely's blog!


1. Is it time for Summer to go away yet? I'm tired of the HEAT and the bugs! My house has been invaded by spiders. Those creepy wolf looking spiders.

2.  A trip? To see the best friend? This Summer? Sounds like a good idea! I sure hope it actually gets to happen!

3. I've launched a new blog. I plan to write a full post about it but I figured I'd drop a sneak peak here. Do you like TV? That's what it's all about! Rants and Raves.

4. Anyone live in Colorado? Hear the news about the guy struck by lightning there on Saturday? That's my cousin, SPC Michael Montanari. . He's recovering but still in pretty bad shape. It's so crazy! We'd love any prayers you could spare!

5. I want this. And as soon as I get extra money I plan to have it. :)


6.  Yesterday I posted a recipe for Mini Caramel Cinnamon Rolls. They are so yummy and really easy to make. Check them out!

7. I Can't Stand Sid the Science Kid!! SOOOO Annoying! (Informative for Kidd's but REALLY annoying!) You have no idea, oh my word.

8. I may be repeating myself, but . . . Go Away, Summer!

Have a wonderful Random Tuesday everyone!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

When I was younger my Aunt used to make some amazing little cinnamon rolls. They were so yummy. It had been a long time since I had them so one day I went on an internet search and found the recipe. I've made them ever since. SO GOOD!

They are Mini Caramel Cinnamon Rolls. They're really easy to make and the taste is amazing.

1/4 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Margarine
2 Tablespoons Light Corn syrup
1 8 oz. Can of Crescent Dinner Rolls
2 Tablespoons of Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

Heat your oven to 375.

In s small bowl mix the brown sugar, margarine and corn syrup. Spread in the bottom of a round cake pan. (I actually just mix it all up in the cake pan.)

Pop open the crescent rolls and unroll them. Separate them into four rectangles and pinch together the perforations.

In a small bowl combine the cinnamon and sugar. (I Never measure out my cinnamon and sugar because I like a bit more and definitely more cinnamon.)

Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the four rectangle. (You can add some pecans to this too if you want. I never do.)

Start at the short side and roll up the dough. Pinch the edges to seal them. Cut each roll into four pieces and place them in the cake pan.

Bake 20 to 27 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool for a minute or two and invert them onto a platter.

Enjoy! They're good warm or cold!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Silly - You've Got Male

I received this in an e-mail (a couple times actually). You've probably seen it but if not, check it out. It's cute!

Daddy, how was I born?

A little boy goes to his father and asks 'Daddy, how was I born ?'

The father answers, "Well, son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway! Your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on Yahoo. Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met at a cyber-cafe. We sneaked into a secluded room, and googled each other. There your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall, and since it was too late to hit the delete button , nine months later a little Pop-Up appeared that said:
"You've got Male!"

It was too good not to share. Have a great day!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Six Word Saturday!

Happy Saturday! It's time for some Six Word Saturday! If you want to play grab the box and pop over to Cate's blog! She'll let you in. :)

"Money, money, money by the pound!"

Have a great saturday!

Friday, July 9, 2010

HGotW: Anthony Head

I missed it yesterday but I'm going to make up for it today! . . .

(New Bannerish kind of thing. I don't have any special programs. Hehe. Also, the guys on this banner are in no particular order. Except for Sean Bean. He's ALWAYS first.)

I discovered this weeks guy many years ago on a little show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Perhaps you've heard of it?

Sure Buffy had a number of guys that could be considered hot. As a matter of fact I've already featured on of them here (David Boreanaz). But while everyone was so busy swooning over Angel and Spike and even Xander I was in love with the librarian. 

Anthony Stewart Head. I don't know what it is about him. I can't blame it on the accent (although that doesn't hurt) because James Marsters (Spike) had an accent, even if it was fake, too. (Not saying I don't think James Marsters is attractive. He is but he's not Anthony Head.) He's just awesome.

Since Buffy I've seen him around here and there (although not as often as I would like). Recently I've been happy to see him on my TV weekly once again. He stars in the BBC's version of Merlin that airs on the Syfy network. It's not a show I would have turned on without some help. However, since Tony Head was in it I decided to check it out and discovered that it's actually a pretty good show.

Anyway, I could go on and on but that's not why you're here. You've come for the good stuff! So, without any further ado, I give you . . .

Anthony Head
(It's BLUE! - Tony Head)


The girl I've chosen for today I saw for the first time on Merlin. She's a beautiful Irish actress . . .

Katie McGrath

(As Morgana in Merlin. Such pretty costumes.)

And I leave you with all the pretty in one picutre.

Have a great day!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Coffee Creamer

I ran out of coffee creamer yesterday.

I was sad. However, when J said he was going to Walmart I realized it wasn't so bad. I asked him if he would, please, pick me up some creamer.

I gave him very specific instructions on the kind I wanted. I was actually afraid I confused him.

Please get me INTERNATIONAL DELIGHT Hazelnut. DON'T get me Coffee Mate, the last time I had it made me sick. Make sure it's International Delight and please make sure it's not the sugar free stuff. Ok, so I need International Delight, Hazelnut, but NOT sugar free.

I was SURE I covered all my bases when explaining the kind of creamer I needed. So, off he went.

He returned home with creamer. International Delight, Hazelnut, Non-sugar free creamer . . . .

 . . . in single serve pouches.

I neglected to mention that he could find my creamer in the refrigerated section.

I don't use a little coffee cup for my iced coffee I use a large cup so this morning I filled up my Large cup and I think I added about four or five of those little pouches.

 Oh well, at least I have creamer! Hehe. :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Trek Expo - Part 3 William Shatner

Continuing my Trek Expo posts, I want to share some stories from those that spoke during the day.

William Shatner
It seemed that I heard things about him that implied he was stuck up or full of himself and such. So, while I thought it was neat that I was going to get to hear William Shatner I wasn't on the edge of my seat about it.

Now that I have heard him my opinion of him is totally changed. He seemed like a great guy and I didn't catch the stuck up/full of himself vibe at all. He even added an extra photo op and autograph session to his time so that everyone could get their pic and autograph. I thought that was nice of him. Especially since it must be strange putting your arm around strangers for pictures all day long. Weird.

When he got on stage he talked about how nice it was to be there and how it was even more nice because his Son-in-Law (Joel Gretsch, V) was also there and it was nice to spend some time with him, just the two of them.

He talked about how he was in Canada for the Olympics and someone came up to him and told him they had four tickets to the Canada/USA hockey match. These tickets were valued at $40,000 A PIECE! This guy was offering him $160,000 worth of tickets. He was very excited. The next day he was at dinner with his wife and daughters and Sons-in-law and grand kids (13 people total). He said he had to make an executive decision and decided that he and his wife and two sons-in-law would take the four tickets and go to the Hockey game.

Later his daughter pulled him aside and mentioned that his two grandsons would really love to go to the hockey game and shouldn't they get the chance. So, he changed his mind and instead of the two sons-in-law he gave the tickets to the grandsons. Also, his wife decided that she really didn't need to go and thought that Joel (son-in-law) would enjoy the ticket more. So now it was Bill, Joel and two Grandsons going to the game.

The next day they were rehearsing his part in the closing ceremony and the man with the tickets came up to him. "I have bad news." he said. "The tickets have been sold. We don't have them anymore."

He said to the man with(out) the tickets. "Look, I already told everyone about these tickets and I don't want to do the actor thing and say 'I'm not going on unless . . .' but I Need Four tickets to this game and I REALLY need Six!"

The guy told him he would see what he could do and later came and said that he could get him three tickets. He said he really didn't want to do the actor thing and say 'I'm not going on unless . . .' but I Need Four tickets to this game and I REALLY need Six!"

Although at $40,000 per ticket it was lucky he was getting three tickets so now  the two grandsons and Bill were going to the game. But he decided that if his wife could be so sweet he would be too and once again Joel was given a ticket. So, Joel and the two grandsons going to the game.

Anyway, to make a LONG story just a tad bit less long. They finally ended up with SIX tickets to the game. So the two grandsons, two sons-in-law and Bill and his wife got to go.

At this point Joel Gretsch joined him on stage to add his own little tidbit about the hockey tickets. When Joel first discovered he was going to receive a ticket he said he sent out about 100 text messages telling everyone he was going to the game. Then, of course, he had to send them all messages telling them that he wasn't really going because the tickets were going to the grandsons. But then Bill's wife offered him her ticket so he sent the message that said he was going again. However, then there were only three tickets and he wasn't going. But then Bill gave up his ticket and he was going. He got very tired of sending messages.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Trek Expo - Part 2

Yesterday I posted the first part of my Trek Expo experience. Today, part two.

So I walked up to his table and blew him away with my ridiculously impressive oppening line . . . A TWO Sylable "Hi." Yup, I'm smooth!

He said "Hi" and the proceeded to read my t-shirt. It said "Everybody Loves an Irish Girl." He said "Yup, it's true!" I smiled (dorkish, I'm SURE). I then proceeded to explain that I was there to see him and he wasn't even on the schedule. *Insert pouty face* I said you're not on stage today . . . and right here is where Mark Sheppard (and his "handler" woman) lied to me. "Oh yes I am!" he said "Yes, he is!" she said. "Oh really? You're not on the schedule." I said. "They printed those out wrong." She said, all bright and smiley (she really was sweet.) "Great!" I said.

Can't remember exactly what was said next but then I said "I love your work." He nodded and said "Thanks." Then I told him that Sterling is my favorite and asked if he would be back. He very enthusastically responded that oh yes, Sterling would be back. Then I said "But not this season?" No, not this season. *Sadness* Then "It was nice to meet you" and I ran away to hide walked away.

Later, I went back to the very nice lady at the info. booth to find out about the pictures. She sent me to the registration table. There I asked for a refund for my photo ticket since I was pretty sure I wasn't getting that picture. She felt awful and wanted to make sure I got my picture so she said "Come with me." I followed her back to Mark Sheppard's table where we talked to his "handler" (I keep calling her that, she was like his coordinator/liason kind of person). She said they were trying to work the ticket thing out. There was another lady there who also had a ticket for a photo with him. (Only two of us? Seriously? Do people not know who this guy is?)

Anyway, they discussed and decided that he could squeeze pictures with the two of us in at 6 PM, right when the place was shutting down.

So at six I went to stand "in line" (it was really just me and that other lady) for a photo. He finally showed up. (I got the impression through out the day that he has problems being where he is supposed to be on time. Hehe.) I walked into the little photo place and he was standing there waiting. He pointed to a mark on the floor and said "Stand right there, my darling." so I did. (Duh.) He put his arm around me, they snapped the pic and that was it. I said "Thanks so much for coming back here for us." He said "Sure." and that was it. It happened SO fast that I can hardly remember it at all! (This kind of makes me sad.)

Also, since it was so late I had to leave my name and information and they'll send me my picture. So, I haven't seen it yet. I hope it turned out well.

Thanks for reading. There will probably be one more part to the Trek Expo series. Since William Shatner and a few of the others told some fun stories that I'd like to remember here.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Trek Expo Trip - Part 1

Last Saturday J and I went to Tulsa for Trek Expo.

When I was younger I was a Massive Star Trek fan. I mean, I loved it! (I still like it and see it occasionally but nothing like when I was younger.) Something I Always wanted to do was go to a Star Trek Convention. They sounded like so very much fun. I never actually got to go to one though because of the cost (too much) and location (too far).

 A couple months ago I found out that an actor that I'm a fan of, Mark Sheppard, was going to be in Tulsa at Trek Expo. I was immediately on a mission to get there. I went searching to see who else was going to be guests there. I needed someone to entice J to go. He's not a Trek fan like I am. I discovered that Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V) was going to be there. J watches Both of her shows. Perfect! So I pitched him the idea and he was all for it.

First step was to purchase tickets to get in. Then with the next paycheck we purchased photo op tickets. One for him and Ms. Vandervoort and one for myself and Mr. Sheppard. I was excited. (And scared to death as well, I'm not very good at meeting people.)

Finally the day came. We woke up way too early and headed out. (the plus side of this early thing was a yummy McDonald's breakfast. Fast food breakfasts are sooo good!) When we arrived I took a look at the schedule (one more time, I'd looked online) and Mark Sheppard (the guy I had originally planned to see) was not on it at all. He wasn't scheduled to speak on stage and answer any questions and he was scheduled for photos either. This made me unhappy.

I went to the information desk to find out if I was going to be able to use the photo ticket (That I'd Paid for) that day since he wasn't on the schedule. She told me she had no idea and was having problems getting a hold of anyone who could tell her.

So, Hubby and I decided to go in and walk around. We walked through the door way and guess who I saw? Mark Sheppard. He was sitting ten feet away from me and talking to a bunch of people. Very cool. You would think I would have run over there and got in line. I mean, this is the guy I had come to meet. No way! Are you kidding?! I'm a wimp! I wandered around for a bit. Went back to the info. lady, she still didn't know anything. Finally I decided to just go straight to the source. I was standing there with J and I looked over and he was alone, no one else at his table so over I walked. Scared. To. Death.

This has turned into a rather long post and I think I shall continue on to part two tomorrow.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!!!

Happy Fourth of July!!!

Have a safe and Wonderful weekend!!!

The Star Spangled Banner
by Francis Scott Key
September 20, 1814

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! O long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wiped out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner forever shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Six Word Saturday!

Time for some Six Word Saturday, compliments of Cate over at Show My Face. If you want to play along just grab the little box below and get to it!

July Fourth plans? We'll be home.

Have a great weekend!! Be safe!!