Thursday, November 15, 2007

Toilet Paper

When I was a freshman in college, my roommate and I were bored. So, to add a little excitement to our floor we decided to TP our our wing. We got all the extra rolls of toilet paper out of the stalls and found a stash in the janitor's closet. We were insomniacs and in the middle of the night we snuck quietly into everybody's rooms(only doors that were unlocked) and had a toilet paper party. I remember Kristy and I almost losing it with laughter. We had to rush out into the hallway and try not to wake anyone up. We didn't want to get caught in the act! We did the entire hall and the bathroom. We even did the head RA's room! Uhm, I wouldn't recommend messing with the head RA! We only woke up one person and she thought the whole thing was hilarious and even helped a "little bit". The next morning, there were murmurings, mutterings, and laughter up and down the hall. Who did this? How'd they do this? Well, of course, the truth got out!

Later in the afternoon, We got a call from the Dorm Directer! The message said that she heard of our late night shenanigans and she and the Head RA needed to speak with us. Tonight! Gulp!!! We were freaked out for the entire day. What was going to happen to us? Why did we do it? Ugh! It got to be time for our big meeting and we waited in our room. And waited...and waited...and waited. "Hey, play the message again. She did say we meet here, right?" One more time, "what did it say?" Finally, am hour and a half hour later the head RA showed up. She said the dorm directer never planned on coming. They thought the entire thing was so funny. She said, "what freshman would have the nerve to toilet paper the head RA's room?" She, the dorm directer and our RA had laughed about it for so long and they decided they needed to get us back! Hhmm, our RA was in on it too? Guess it served us right!

Well, after that we were never safe. Even if we locked our door, "somehow" people on our floor could get in and wreak havoc in our room. Not that it was all that clean, but they would hide stuff amidst the junk. One time someone hid an old fashioned alarm clock in our room. We didn't discover it until bedtime and all you could here was tick, TICK, TICK, TICK of the clock. It took us so long to find it. The person who hid it had set to wake us up in the the middle of the night. People would rearrange, hide, and "thieve" things for a very long time! We didn't mind. It was all good natured and we were all enjoying ourselves.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Muscle Woman

Ouch!! I was goofing off at walmart today and totally pulled a chunk of skin off my finger! We were walking down the clearance aisle when I saw a humongous weight and being me....I wanted to see if I could lift it! I could, but not before pinching my hand between the weight and the shelf. Ouch!! I walked over to the pharmacy and asked for a band aid. Don't worry, I'm not going to get too graphic about how much I was bleeding! I'm doing fine now, but just felt like sharing about my smooth moves :)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Geocaching Pictures

An afternoon of geocaching and fun

Karen, Sarah, and I spent our saturday afternoon hiking on civil war trails in one of the many state parks Missouri has to offer. It was a beautiful day and we really enjoyed ourselves. We found all the caches we set out to find which is always a plus. We worked up an appetite, so after a quick change we headed out to the Fox and Hound Resturaunt. That was our first time to go there and we loved it. It had great food and a fun atmosphere. Since we were in the shopping area we decided to go shopping, too!


Well, today we plan on geochaching! It is suppose to be a gorgeous day, too. So, we will have a ton of fun tramping through the woods looking for hidden treasure boxes. For those of you who don't know what in the world geocaching is sort of like a high tech treasure hunt. First, you log on to geocaching. com, then you find the coordinates of the little treasure box that somebody hid, then you take your GPS device and hunt until you come near the coordinates. After that, it is up to you and your group look around and find the cache. Usually, it is just a bunch of worthless junk inside the cache, like MacDonald's toys, key chains, cheap dollar store stuff, but the point is to find the cache. Occasionally, there are geocoins in a cache. These are pretty cool and whoever put them there had to spend a little more money than the dollar store for these coins. The rules are that you take something and then put something of your own back. There is also a logbook that you sign for your group and you tell how hard, easy, or fun the cache was. Each cache is labeled for ease or difficulty. If it is an incredibly hard cache the prizes get better. We don't have many of those around here. These are the one that you have to scuba dive, rock climb, solve mysteries and clues that lead you to the next set of clues until finally you get the real coordinates for the cache. So, this game is a lot of fun and I hope we find something today!

Monday, October 29, 2007


Well, I have been neglecting my blog again. I'm trying to get my shop in tip top shape and it is a lot of work. Feel free to check out my online gallery. If you click on the icon in the top right hand corner of my blog it will take you there. Mom really wants me to get it finished so she can be on the computer more. I'm nearly there!

I worked all day on Saturday and then went to the costume party with my sister and niece. We all had a lot of fun.

My cat, Zeke, has been biting and chewing at his skin so much that he was looking pretty bad. So, we took him to the vet last week and his coat is already looking nice again. They gave him a bunch of shots and sent me home with a bottle of liquid antibiotics to give him. That started out rough, but now it's not so bad. He will let me stick the syringe into his mouth now. We think he has a flea allergy. With just one bite he goes crazy and nearly tears himself up. Hopefully, by Christmas his coat will be full and beautiful like the picture to the right.

Nancy is still really excited about Halloween! We only have a couple more day, now. Yesterday we opened all the candy (YUMMY!) and made little bag fulls of candy for the neighbors and family. She took over the candy for the neighbors and had so much fun doing it. I sat at home and ate candy! Then Karen came over and we went for a country drive to go see all the fall foliage. We all had a wonderful time.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mom's Pin Oak!

Hi guys! I just read mom's posts. I haven't been on in a while and I really enjoyed reading everything she had to say. Mom's sunday blog, was so good. I remember that stick in the ground! And she did pray over the thing and it did come back to life! What a great role model I have.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Caution, snake!

Yesterday, after Nancy's doctor's appointment we went out to eat at Culvers. To make it special, we only go every three months. Well, mainly we go because the restaurant is next door to that doctor's office. We devoured a butterburger snack pack and then we each got an ice cream desert. Nancy and I chose the pumpkin pecan concrete mixer. It was delicious! It was a gorgeous day. So, I took the back roads and we enjoyed the color tinged trees and cooler air.

Once we got home, I mowed the lawn. Then I took off to take pictures. I was enjoying a short nature hike when I nearly stepped on this guy! Watch where your going, girl! I snapped a few photos of it and it spooked. It slithered off in the opposite direction. When I got home and showed everybody what I had seen, they told me not to play with snakes. I'm not really sure what kind of snake this is, but the consensus is that it's not poisonous. Mom is scared silly of snakes and I'm sure she will have a conniption when she discovers that I posted a picture of one on my blog.

Today has been a very stormy blustery day! Definitely, a good day to curl up with a good book. We are suppose to have thunderstorms for the rest of the night, too.