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Chippy

July 13, 2012

This little guy amused us for some time. Plus he got peanuts to last the season!

Slideshow

July 13, 2012

You know how I always take a billion pictures, right? Sometimes, I just can't bring myself to delete them even though they're redundant. Sometimes as I'm looking through them, they look like they ought be in a slideshow. So I fiddled around with that and, well, let's see how it works. This was the kids trekking back from the Ice Caves.

Trek from the Ice Caves (click here).

 

Friday the 13th

July 13, 2012

Oh, by the way, Happy Friday the 13th!

Ollie the 13th

Love, Ollie the Thirteenth.

Framed

July 9, 2012

My framed state of mind.

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Free At Last, Free At Last

July 3, 2012

Free at last, free at last! Thank Dr. Reichhold almighty, I'm free at last!

A little dramatic, eh? But really, it feels SO good to have those braces off! You must have known I would blog this, right? Oh, yeah, and I gotta get Shelly to take another picture of me to replace the one above. Shell?

In the meantime, here are some pictures I took today. I start out this morning knowing this will be the last picture I ever take of my braces:

Braces

I have always felt like this in them:

Braces

They snip, snip them off and I take a picture of me lying in the chair. I also notice my wrinkles aren't as noticeable lying down. Hmmmm. Face lift. Hmmmmm.

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I don't realize they're going to drill off all the glue and it's just like being in the dentist's office with all the drilling and white knuckling. Yuck! When it's over, the staff sings me a little song, and sends me on my way with some popcorn and a bottle of Champagne.

I can't stop looking at them! Here I am in the car taking pictures with my phone.

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Hmmm....this looks familiar.

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It reminds me of this:

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Holy Crud! I am Mick! No, actually, he's much prettier.

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Then I proceed to take pictures of myself because Nat isn't home and Nic and my Little Honey Bunch have never picked up a camera in their lives.

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Then Ollie decides to help.

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Ooooh. I get a kind of clear one. Too bad all those wrinkles are there. I should lie down. Oh, and look at the grays. Patty? Is it time to see you?

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How about another setting using the remote. No good. Can't get a good focus. Shell? Help!

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I sit at my desk and take more pictures with the web cam.

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I see this picture from 2009 in the WebCam picture folder. This was before I had the braces on. I look exactly the same. Did I just waste thousands of dollars?

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Then I wonder what I will look like laughing.

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OK, it looks like I have to stay like this so you can see that I didn't actually waste thousands of dollars and there is a difference.

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Otherwise, I'd still look like this. This picture was taken on February 18, 2010, the day I got the braces on.

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OK, I'm off in search of a crispy apple, maybe some corn on the cob, a nice red, juicy steak, some White Strips, and maybe some salt water taffy!

Nuisance

July 1, 2012

So, for the last few years, my neighbor has had this dog who barks constantly. One day, I finally couldn't take it any more and I emailed her to for the love of God, please do something about her barking dog. She thought it was a harsh first email. Then they got it a bark collar. Then, I would hear the poor thing whimpering while trying to bark. Then, the dog tore up their yard so they put it in a cyclone cage. Then, I thought (many times) I should kidnap the dog, take it to a dog rescue and perhaps it would get adopted by someone who would play with it and not keep it in a cyclone cage. Then, the dog kept barking.

Many days I would just sit there and pray (yes this made me religious) that it would shut the f*ck up. Then, I would send an email and say, "You must not be home or you would know your dog is barking. If there's anything I can do, please let me know."

Then, they got another f*cking dog. Then the dogs both figured out that if they jumped in the pool, it would short out the dog collars.

Then a couple of weeks ago, I called the Police Department to report nuisance barking as none of my emails seemed to make a difference. Plus, if I sent an email every time they barked, it would pretty much be a daily occurrence. Then, I started a spreadsheet documenting the barking.

Then today, I taped them and sent it to her in an email titled HOURS. Then she said, they were home all day but just left for a little while AND told me not to send her anymore emails unless they were constructive.

WTF? Then, I replied, "No problem. I will no longer send you emails." Thanks to my CPD friend, I now have the Animal Control number. Then she sent ANOTHER email and said they had bark collars but they just jump in the pool and short them out (um yeah, you might want to try to figure out how to outsmart them). Then, she proceeded to tell me that what I should have said was "the dogs are/were barking". That would have sufficed and that a "barking message" is unnecessary. REALLY? REALLY? WHY? Because it bugs the fuck out of you, too?

Am I wrong here people?

Imagine the worst possible thing that bugs you. To me it's like someone has taken a hatchet to my head for every, piercing bark. OH MY FUCKING GOD! Must go calm down. Getting wine. Maybe intravenously. Good fucking night.

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All Things July

July 1, 2012

Got up today about 1:00 p.m. That's pretty Julyish, don't you think? Well maybe for a teenager. Or a 53 year old retard who doesn't know when to shut up. My friend accused me of 'VagueBooking" over on Facebook. I'm doing just a little VagueBlogging today about being a retard. Aside from that, I realized late in the afternoon that it was July 1st and I thought I'd better hurry up and change my Home Page for those of you (OK, all one of you) waiting with great anticipation for my new monthly look. TADA!

As I was lying in bed, I was thinking of what a busy month July is going to be. First, I'll get my braces off in a couple of days! WOOHOO! I'm going to get a nice juicy hunk of red meat, a lovely crisp apple and some saltwater taffy to bite into with gusto once these things are off! Hmmmm. I'm going to get fat.

Anyway, on to more July stuff. We'll have a nice quiet little BBQ here and then watch the 4 or 5 different fireworks shows you can see from our porch. Then comes my M-I-L and F-I-L's wedding anniversary. Their 54th! Also, we can't forget Mick's birthday on the 26th. He will be 69. Wowza! Waiting for my invite, Mick!

Mick Jagger

And I'll leave you with a last June picture. We celebrated Zumbini Tammy's 51st yesterday. I'll load the rest of the photos on my Phanfare Site. AGAIN, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TAMMY! (Hey, Tammy and Mick have the same pose...LOL!)

Tammy

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My name is Rosy, Chacha, Meez, Mama, Mother...take your pick.

My loves are my Honey Bunch, my children, my family, friends and Zumba. My Zumba site:

Zumba Con Sabor


One of my favorite sites and one I'll be stealing...um...borrowing ideas from. (Hmmm. I already see my Nerd font is similar to hers. Hers is Edwardian Script and Mine is Beautiful ES.)

The Pioneer Woman


This blogger introduced me to the above blogger and to the blogging bug in general. Love her!

That Girl Blogs

The website of a very talented artist who happens to be my son.

Bounce


This is my nieces blog. She's cute: http://temptationofliving.tumblr.com/rosystraka.com needs a facelift and makeover. I'll be working on that, too.


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