Thursday, July 23, 2009

pet peeves were never meant to be pets.

my scribbles

peeve (pv)
peeved, peev·ing, peeves
To cause to be annoyed or resentful. See Synonyms at annoy.

1. A vexation; a grievance.

2. A resentful mood: in a peeve about the delays.

to irritate or annoy: the way he looked at her peeved her

Today i am realizing a new peeve of mine... the miss-use of simple words online. i would never pass myself off as an English scholar or someone who has perfect spelling and grammar. i do not like to capitalize my "i" when i type, so i should really be the last person to have such a complaint... but here it is just the same.


i like to write. it is not right, nor is it wright.


i like this too! it is not to, nor is it two.


They're sitting over by me. it is not there, nor is it their.

Do you see the pattern?

Yes, it is easy to mistake some uses of words. to be perfectly honest, "who or whom" has always confused me just a bit.

So please, i implore you to take a second when you are typing up your tweets, your status updates, and your messages to me... take this moment to reflect on your spelling of words. After all, we are only our words online. What you see is what you get in this world of first impressions.

thank you in advance!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

something found

i simply adore when places get creative! Not only is this a great way to recycle paper, but it is so cute!

Monday, July 13, 2009

returning to the new home again.

along the way we saw a Dinosaur.

And Mount Rushmore.

Each time i travel across this great country of ours i am humbled by just how majestic it truly is and how different each state can be. The trip home i made mental notes along the way of things i wanted to share. Some are good, some are bad, and some are funny. You be the judge of the country yourself... i implore you to all go on a road trip. Go out there and see just how amazing each state really and truly is on the open road. Anyway, here are just a few observations...
1. Music stations on I-80 are old school. and i am thankful for any music!
2. People who look like they'd clog a toilet, are the ones who
do clog it!
3. No matter how much you try to convince yourself that you are on a new time, the old original time wins out.
4. America really is beautiful and more people should trek out to see it.
5. There are actually towns, with signs and everything, that are
population 1.
6. Mt. Rushmore seems like it might be "lame" and just faces on rocks, but it truely is majestic and a must see!
7. Not all places need 101 billboards leading up to their exit, let's think or re-think our signage overload America!
8. When you really need to pee, I mean really bad, you still should never under any circumstances stop in Sinclair Wyoming.
9. VW Jetta. What can I say? You are not a great car.
10. America is "under construction".... Everywhere!
11. I am thankful for the speed limit of 75 mph. More states should have this!
12. I like having a bed to sleep in, although the car does save us money, nothing beats a bed and FREE breakfast!
13. Did I mention how beautiful America is? yes, well go see more of it!
14. Who pays $3.89 for a 12oz pop? Oh that would be me at several gas stations. Because they can charge that much and we will all pay it!
15. I am thankful for healthy ears in all menbers of my family thus trip. No ear infections, yes!
16. People should be more aware that they are in the passing lane.
17. There are no words to describe the horrible road conditions in the California Mountains. You know that noise you can make with your voice when you're on something bumpy? yeah, that gets annoying and old after about 1 mile... but the bad road continues on for the entire mountain journey!
18. Immediately after exiting the California mountains... it's 4 lanes of traffic that never, ever end.
19. i have car control issues. its a work in progress... either that or hubby really can not drive well.
20. Wherever home is... there is no place like it!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

saying Goodbye.

July 2, 1927 - July 2, 2009

There comes a point in time when a loved one dies and we just do not know what to do with the information. We all have a birth, we all have a death. No matter how much we fight death, no matter how much we prolong life with drugs and plastic surgeries, in the end... we are all faced with the same end, we die. My Grandfathers end came today. And although we expected it would come eventually because he had been in the hospital since last September, we did not realize it was coming today.

10 Things i remember about my grandfather:
1. he threw me into the pool at 6 weeks old and i learned to swim!
2. i wrecked his garage with a car when i was only 6 months old.
3. he loved mushroom hunting!
4. he came around with bushels of veggies and my mom would can them.
5. he was a really hard worker.
6. he loved the Cubs!
7. when i was really little, i always had "dirty" ears, with money behind them!
8. he loved that the family got together every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
9. he was very good to my mom.
10. he will be very missed.

I love you Grandpa, i will miss seeing you at the holidays. i hope that wherever you are, you have amazing seats to every Cubs game!