Saturday, November 19, 2005

The Prodical Husband

We went shopping today to get peanut oil for the Turkey fryer. We came home with this:

It was my way to get Mr. Chep from begging for an I-pod. We do travel a lot and this will come in quite handy on the road. Mr. Chep has spent the evening attempting to install this little devise. That's OK - it has allowed me to play here and watch Harry Potter! The things we put up with when married to geeks!!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Google your what??

OK - Cheryl has some cool stuff on her site.

I am stealing this from her (which she stole from someone else - but whatever - still cool)

This is how you play.

Do a Google image search of the following and post the first (or favorite if you want to cheat, but fess up if you do) result for each:

  • The name of the town where you were born
  • The name of the town where you live now
  • Your name
  • Your grandmother's name (just pick one)
  • Your favorite food
  • Your favorite drink
  • Your favorite song
  • Your favorite smell

So here are all mine I used the first photo I found.

Lowell, Indiana

This is Main Street in Lowell. Growing up if you'd blink you'd miss our town. It's growing. We have an Aldi. So we're big enough to have bargain shoppers. Neat.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

This is aerial shot of Cedar Rapids. If you look closely you will notice there is an island in the middle of the river. This is May's Island and it holds our City Hall. We are one of three cities in the world that have their municipal buildings on an island (the other 2 are Paris, France and Osaka, Japan.) Nifty - I know.


Nope. This is not my ass. I wish it was. I did however haul a lot of wood in one of my former jobs. This is Colleen from Survivor. Maybe if I watched that show I would recognize this ass.


No my grandmother is not a body builder or a lesbian talk show host. She does however make a damn good banana cream pie.

Giordano's Chicago Style Pizza

No. Not Pizza. Chicago style pizza. Preferrably Giordano's. Did I mention I am a pizza snob? Cedar Rapids has no great pizza. Just decent - and that place JUST opened. Verdict's still out.

Tom Collins

Made with Beefeater's Gin. It was a toss up - I also really like Diet Coke.

Safety Dance - Men Without Hats

It is not music genius - but it makes me happy every time I hear it. The Barenaked Ladies have WAY too many songs I liked to choose just one. It's a good thing it wasn't your favorite musical group....I would have had to weed through a lot of porn.

Morning Dew

I didn't know how else to put it. When Mr. Chep and I go fishing early in the morning - it's the smell of the lake, the wet grass, maybe it's just morning. It's the best place on earth.

If you decide to do this - let me know so I can check on your site as well!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Our little secrets....

Writermom posted her fetish....I am posting - a weakness. This is a window into my soul. I am unsure why I am sharing this with all of you - maybe in a hopes that if I realize there's a problem...nah - it's just funny and I recognize that!

I have discussed before that my mother is a packrat. Growing up we had a lot of friends that came to the house. They would have plenty to drink - but the rest of the fridge was full of condiments.

They say - like mother/like daughter. I didn't get all of my mother's habits - but as far as the fridge goes....I am most definately my mother's daughter.

This is a full view of my fridge. Most areas of my house are tidy. This however is the exception. I am my mother. I am a collector of condiments.

Let's take a closer look at the contents shall we?

If you look closely at the first photo you will notice that my doors of my fridge have no real organization. Ice cream syrup is hanging out with some BBQ sauce, salad dressing, A-1 (which neither of us even use!) a bottle of wine that some guy at Brad's work made (which sucked BTW) and some lime juice. The photo on the right has a little more I have 2 (yeah 2) bottles of ketchup, mustard, mayo, miracle whip, tartar sauce, louisiana hot sauce, soy sauce, worsteshire sauce and caramel.

Ah yes - the shelves. There are tons of leftovers. But we are not here to discuss those. It's the condiment issue I am here to address. The photo on the left is almost ALL condiments. Jellies, more BBQ sauce, more mayo, sour cream, horseradish, salad dressing, pickles....the list goes on and on.

OK. Now that I have shared I have to make a vow to clean out. Reorganize. No harm no foul. Well the foul has been witnessed and I need to remedy the issue. Hopefully before the end of the year I can share with you my clean and totally reorganized fridge.

Anyone else got any dirty little secrets???

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Self portrait Tuesday....

Inspired by: Writermom and FineArtist.

**It was Writermom that thought I should do it upside down this week - read the previous post you'll understand!

What the.......???

Sorry it has been so long - I have been fighting with Adobe to get this posted.

Some of you may be looking at the photo and thinking...WTH?

It all started on Sunday morning.

10:30AM. Phone rings. It's my mother.

Chep's Mom: I waited as long as I could to call. Is everything alright????

Chep: Yes - why??

Chep's Mom: The tornados in Iowa - we were so worried about you out there!

**WTH? The tornado hit like 1.5 hours from our home but she is not from Iowa - so I let it go**

Chep: Thanks - mom - but we are fine - the tornado was like 1.5 hrs away. So what's new?

Chep's Mom: Well your father - he's at mass performing again (my dad plays the harmonica with the choir....don't ask)

Chep: That's nice - so what else?

Chep's Mom: OH! I have decided that I am going to hang Virgin Mary upside down in the window.

**WTH??** This obviously requires a follow-up - so I bite:

Chep: OK.....WHY?

Chep's Mom: Well I heard that if you hang the Virgin Mary upside down in your window then the person you pray for will become pregnant!

**Oh yeah - I am 31 with no children - and my mother desperately wants grandchildren**

Chep: So is this a proven thing? Have you heard others speak of this?

Chep's Mom: Oh yeah - there were a couple of ladies that said they heard that too.

Chep: will it work if you do it?

Chep's Mom: YEAH! OH and now I am counting on you to screw your brains out OK?

Chep: I am aware of how it works *change subject VERY QUICKLY*


You notice I didn't totally freak out and make a big deal about my mother's statement. This is because this is the same woman that shortly after our honeymoon we went to her house to swim. She announced very loudly that she and dad were leaving for awhile and that they would turn off the light outside if we wanted to "swim" *WINK*


Anyway - I am fully expecting to arrive at my mom's on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to see Virgin Mary upside down in the window and for my mother to explain it to all that ask.

And you all wonder why I am the way I am.

Cat's outta the bag!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

My Transgender Choice: Inspired by Cheryl

I was brought to Cheryl's site by her Which B-movie BadAss are you on Writer Mom's site.

I was intrigued by her most recent post which asked the question "If you could wake up tomorrow as a character of the opposite sex, who would you want to be?"

WOW. I never knew I could have this much trouble picking a male character I would want to be.

Now if you asked me who my favorites were - that would be a little easier: Jake or Charlie Harper on "Two and a Half Men". The more I thought about it I decided that waking up with an STD (Charlie) or with the hormones of an 11 year old boy (Jake) would not be fun. However; I must admit their antics are extremely entertaining.

OK - Neil Patrick Harris has had an array of interesting characters which is why his most recent character Barney on "How I Met Your Mother" crossed my mind (NO not Doogie Houser MD). He's funny, loud, and always trying to rope Ted (his best friend) into crazy little adventures. After a little thought I decided the point was NOT to select someone like yourself. Not to mention he's a man-whore (are you seeing a pattern here?)

So who did I decide on? Well Greg Sanders from CSI. He's witty, smart and let's face it down right sexy (plus he's got the best hair of the bunch too!) Anyone who has the ability to be a geek and get the ladies is worthy of waking up with (oh I mean as!)

So how about you? Who did you choose? Oh and don't forget to visit Cheryl's site and tell her too!

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