Friday, March 12, 2010

“Tribute to the 80’s, well 1983 the year I graced this world!!”

Come play along at Amber and Meg’s B-day Celebration Blog!!!!


The challenge was to make a tribute to the 80’s, because that’s when they were born. Well me too!! So I decided I’m going to make it as personal as I can since I was sooo young and make it all about the year that I graced this world which was 1983.

So I've highlighted several big things that happened in that year and in various categories. Some are in chronological order, and others are just in there.

First my absolute Favorite!!!! My obsession as a kid, so the biggest thing for me was that Cabbage Patch kids were released!!! Hence the fact they are top of the list in their absolute own category. Only because if I hadn’t said it yet I LOVE Cabbage patches. I have an original that I got when I was born and I drug that thing everywhere. Her name was Dana and she is beyond filthy loved. I even have a 10th anniversary one still in the package, as well as a 25th anniversary one that both I received on my corresponding birthdays. I have various others too that i received over the years.The girls have even gotten them too. A set of Cabbage Patch twins to boot. I also have a pillow that has the Copyright year of 1983 on it. Whether it was company made or homemade I don’t really know.


( I would have had pics of Dana too but when I checked the Link up tonight it said it was over in 6 hrs not on Friday at 5 :( so here is my 25th one )

So I will move on to other nifty or interesting things that came out, happened, or just caught my eye.

On TV we had:

January 15: Tom Brokaw becomes the host of NBC Nightly News.

Seems like he did that a lot longer.

January 23 : "A-Team" with Mr. T premieres on NBC

March 2 : Final episode of M*A*S*H; 125,000,000 viewers. Advertising cost more than during the Super Bowl that year, and surpassing the record Dallas set for most viewers.

I remember watching this with my grandma every afternoon. I loved that show.


May 10 : "Laverne and Shirley," last airs on ABC-TV

December 25 : 1st live telecast of Christmas Parade

Film and Entertainment:

January 2 : "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 2,377 performances.

I watched this movie as a kid over and over and over.

February 26 : Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 37 weeks

You can watch the whole video here.

May 25 : "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars 3) released

I have never, and many find that odd, never sat down and watched these movies.

September 16 : Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a U.S. citizen

And he is a governor???


March 2 : Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips and Sony introduced

And now are almost obsolete. What are 45’s again??

Microsoft Windows was announced November

Now we have version 7, after how many in-between?

Camcorders are introduced

And once again are basically unheard of.

Hackers invade sensitive military computers such as Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Ha Ha, and I bet it still happens.

In sports we had:

January 3 : Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota

January 4 : U.S. Football League holds its 1st player draft

January 22 : Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 and win 113-96

February 8 : Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period

April 27 : Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson

I at one point had a baseball card of him funny how we lose things.

May 13 : Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times

Oh that had to suck!! Wall of shame:


May 26 : Los Angeles Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws

December 13 : 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)

Wooot wooot Detroit!!! Yeah I live in Michigan!!

Misc things I found interesting were:

January 3 : The Time magazine nominates the personal computer as the "machine of the year", the first non-human ever nominated. In the current issue, Time Magazine names "The Computer" as the 1982 Man of the Year. In their corresponding issue, Business Week also covers personal computers, proclaiming IBM the winner.

I’d say definitely a change in times where they couldn’t find someone to write on rather something.

February 11 : 4th largest snowfall in New York City history (18"(46 cm))

I bet that was more than doubled even tripled this year alone.

April 1st : The first Hooter's opened in Clearwater, Florida by six fun-loving businessmen with no experience in the restaurant industry. Their company Hooters Inc. was based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The casual beach-theme establishments feature "50s & '60s jukebox music, sports on television, and a menu that includes seafood, sandwiches, salads and spicy chicken wings. Hooters is mainly famous for their waitresses who wear orange shorts and T-shirts with the Hooters Logo.

What food do they serve again??

April 7 : Oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years, discovered in Egypt.

Was it under a pyramid? Guess they couldn’t move that rock alone.

June 18th : Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space on the Challenger.

No longer does NASA have Gender Boundaries on their tiny space shuttles, why do the much bigger submarines???

October 11 : Last hand-cranked telephones U.S. went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial.

Which I find amusing only because I grew up with, and it still is hanging in my parents house. See an old crank phone.


"Just Say No" is the new tool to combat growing drug use in the US.

Didn’t work did it??

Last DeLoreans produced

The awesome back to the future car.

delorean1 delorean2

Fake Hitler diaries surface.

As fake as the mustache??

French scientist Dr. Luc Montagnier discovered HIV.

Another WTF moment, I don’t want to know how.

So now that I have been shorted a day to work on this in my busy schedule because of the Linky on the site (I’m not complaining, just pointing out I needed to travel for more pictures) This is all you will get from me. Hope it gave you some insight in what the year I was born in 1983 brought to our life today. Plus what we lost as well. Looking forward to next weeks challenge.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thusday 13 -- Vegas Baby (Lot's of Pic's)

So not to sure I’m doing this right but here goes nothing.

Come on over and play in all the wild and crazy games at Meg and Amber’s B-Day blog.

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So this weeks Thursday 13 is I get to go to Vegas too!!!!

I have only my ticket there and back, I have to plan everything else.

So reservations would include all of the following:

1. First we will stay at the Bellagio hotel. I’ve always wanted to see these fountains in real life.

2. We will go to dinner Friday night at Todd English’s Olives. Meat, seafood, and pasta you can’t go wrong.

3. Transportation will be a limo of course if we need to go anywhere that we can’t walk to (ie: #13).

4. Gotta gamble gamble gamble. Can’t go to Vegas and not lose money.

5. Have to go to Coyote Ugly, why wouldn’t you.

6. Have to have girl fun and see the Chippendales. DUH!!

7. Wouldn’t be a trip in Vegas with out some shows. So of course Blue Man Group.

8. Penn and Teller magic show and comedy.

9. Have to catch a Cirque du Soleil show.

10. Jean Philippe Pastry in the Bellagio only because I’m a chocoholic!!

11. Find the biggest buffet there is for dinner on Saturday. We will be starving. I love me some crab legs!!!

12. Of course by now we will definitely need to visit the spa.

13. Just before a big day of non stop SHOPPING!!!

Sounds like a never ending blast to me!!!! (hope I did it right)

Kid’s amaze me!! Do your kids know who to call?

I find it so awesome what kids can learn these days. Especially when they are so young. Being in the healthcare field myself, growing up in a family who was, and now that my hubby and I are both active in EMS it has always been teach the kids 911. We have been teaching it to the girls since they were probably three. They love going to the station and seeing the ambulances and fire trucks. So why not teach them why its important to call 911 when someone needs help.


So when you ask my girls what number do you call when someone needs help. They will reply 911. Ask them who comes when you call 911. They will reply fire, ambulance, and the cops. They know all of this and they are only 4. How awesome is that?


So the other day on the news i see this story about a 7 year old boy declared a hero when he not only grabs his sister and locks him and her in the bathroom but calls 911. His parents were being held at gunpoint in their own home. He says his mom taught him everyday what to do. Good for them!!

Here’s the story. If you want to check it out.

Then again a while back a three year old, yes only three, saves his grandma when she was sick by calling 911. He even locked their dog in the back bedroom so it wouldn’t get out, and let the police and paramedics in when they got there.

Here’s that story.

Or how about this bilingual 11 year old who translated for rescuers in a bus crash where most of the injured only spoke Spanish. They said he stayed calm through the whole thing.

Here’s that story.

I’m more than excited that for well over a year when you ask the girls what they want to be the story hasn’t changed.

Toughie wants to be a firefighter, just like daddy, which doesn’t surprise me one bit. She’s always been rough and tough and daddy’s little girl.



On the other hand Queen B wants to be a cop. In a way not to surprising either since she is such a hellion troublemaker   stickler for breaking the rules. Not a day goes by that she isn’t getting corrected for something. She may be the queen but certainly no princess.

police badge 


They even have rain jackets already for their future professions. Which once it’s warm enough there will be pictures of those later, I’ll make sure of it.  All in all I am more than happy about what they have chosen to do and especially if they stick with it. Takes real heart to become a cop, firefighter, EMS personnel, even service members. Who else do you know that willingly puts their lives in danger or on hold to help others when they need it. I certainly know first hand what it’s like being a wife of one, and now becoming one myself. Now if they choose other professions I wouldn’t love or support them any less. Then again they are only 4 so time will tell.



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Another edition to the WIMTS!

Come join and play at Chief’s for “What I meant to say” on Wednesday’s!!!


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This one is more of a what I meant to do rather than meant to say so here goes nothing.


What I did over the last week was a whole lot of nothing.


I have been fighting a cold and it’s been driving me nuts. I have been trying to rest in between doing all my extra crap for class, trying to keep up with my work, and homework, and of course then being sidetracked by blogging, facebook, myspace, (yes I still have a myspace shocker I know) and of course the girls. So when I looked at my to do list for last week and nothing was marked off I sat there and just stared. 


What I meant to do last week was,

  1. Be totally caught up on work.
  2. Have all my homework caught up.
  3. Organize my desk. ( the whole thing including paperwork somehow that always gets left out )


Catch the reoccurring theme here?!?!?

Now that another week has gone by. Not only am I still behind on all that but now add the housework on top of that!


So now what I’m going to say is,



Get up off your butt and get away from the computer.  It is an evil vortex sucking you in to the inevitable black hole!!! Run from the facebook notifications. Who cares who poked you, commented, wrote, tagged, just run I tell ya, RUN!!

(wait I do care…)

Hey PAY attention!!! You have cleaning to do, homework your neglecting,

(oh crap one more week 20 chapters of homework to catch up *gulp*)

FOCUS!! You have work to do, those bills don’t pay themselves ya know. Now let’s move, move, MOVE!!!


Your Inner Major Payne!!


So with that said it’s off to class for me only one more week left. Can someone do my homework please??



Post it Note Tuesday – Better late than never!

Come join us for fun with Supah for Post-it Note Tuesday!!

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Oh and I can’t forget……


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Monday, March 8, 2010

The girls lovely artwork… on their headboards.

So the other day it was to be nap time. Now my 4 year olds usually lay down still for at least 45 minutes, I know lucky me, usually. Well the other day it wasn’t lucky me. I really do love the fact they are learning to write however this is not the place to be writing with markers. View exhibits A and B.


A is Toughie’s bed before.


B is Queenie’s bed before.



Now they thought that it was so awesome. “See my name.” they both exclaimed, with the biggest grins on their faces. Oh I soooo wasn’t happy. All over their headboards, pillow cases, sheets, yeah everywhere. I strip the bed’s and throw them in the washer and of course I go to the bathroom and get some wash cloths and get my cleaner. Which I totally love all of them, even my laundry soap. They are all chemical free, so guess what the girls can clean up their artwork!! After many gripes and groans, and a lecture from me that you don’t write on the walls, the furniture, or anything that is not paper for that matter they finally got them clean. If I was thinking I would have taken pic’s of the before on the sheets too but didn’t think that fast. Anyway check it out!! Exhibits C and D.


C is Toughie’s.



D is Queenie’s.



All clean and back to normal. With two excited kids too!! Only because the beds went back to the way they should be. So lesson learned right? Well yeah only because the next day I go to my desk to catch them now writing on my work papers.

So I guess I didn’t need this one.



All in all it was a glorious weekend. I’m more than happy they are learning to write, just wish they would do it on the papers and notebooks we had bought for THEM. My walls and desk need a break.



Friday, March 5, 2010

E-Mail I received and totally can relate to, so I thought I’d share.

The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.


Dear Dogs and Cats:

The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however... Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:


(1) They live here. You don't.

(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.(That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.)

(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.

(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:

(1) eat less,

(2) don't ask for money all the time,

(3) are easier to train,

(4) normally come when called,

(5) never ask to drive the car,

(6) don't smoke or drink,

(7) don't want to wear your clothes,

(8) don't have to buy the latest fashions,

(9) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and

(10) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children!!!!

my muts dutchess


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thursday Thirteen!

Amber and Meg are having a big BIG party all month long for their birthday. Come join in the fun!!!

Here's this weeks: Thursday Thirteen

Happy Birthday to you! Today is your birthday (maybe not really, but we’re pretending here!!) All of your friends & family have pitched in to throw you a birthday party.

What are Thirteen Gifts you wish you would receive on your birthday?

They can be for others or yourself – and they can have whatever value (money, sentimental, etc) that you wish. They can be within reasonable reach or they can be completely out of this world – the decision is yours, as it is your birthday!

So here's my 13 wishes:

  1. To be able to provide all my family wants.

  2. A miracle to get pregnant

  3. To see every country in the world.

  4. To have a new vehicle.

  5. To see there be a cure for pancreatic cancer.

  6. To live a long happy life.

  7. To be able to provide and take care of my parents when the time comes.

  8. A vacation ASAP

  9. A full time live in Maid

  10. A professional chef.

  11. To get in shape.

  12. To always have the feeling of first falling in love with my hubby.

  13. To be able to help anyone who needs it.

If ya haven't yet come play along!!!

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