Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Memoirs of Thanksgivings Past

I have Thanksgiving on the brain.

Is it possible to not completely LOVE this holiday? Granted there was the Thanksgiving when I was 4 and was relegated to Grandma Billie's to spend the holiday by myself (with no shirt on as I recall) while everyone else partied next door at Grandma & Grandpa Hancey's. Oh no, I wasn't bitter; granted this banishment was due to no wrongdoing on my part but rather a consequence of contracting Chicken Pox. In my parents' defense (so as not to paint my childhood as one of neglect and them as the guilty offenders), two babies under the ripe 'ol age of 4 months were present.

Other Thanksgiving memories:

  • Hoping one of my cousins drew my name for the family Christmas gift exchange so I knew I would get something cute. Don't get me wrong, I love my brothers BUT I found out quickly that other girls knew what you would want better than boys.
  • Wondering what they talked about at the "adult table" in the other room.
  • Laughing at my Dad for spending more than one feast at the kid's table.
  • Winning the family challenge by gaining 7.5 lbs. (All weigh-ins are monitored by another participant to ensure adherence to the rules.)
  • Dominating the "Rootbeer Float Pie Contest" of '07. Ok, so "dominating" is up for debate but those pies certainly were tasty.
  • Writing what I'm thankful for each year in the gratitude notebooks.
  • Loving being with family.

What will tomorrow (my first Thanksgiving as a married woman) bring?

Friday, November 21, 2008


I'm playing around with the formatting. No need for alarm :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Kendra Lynn Wilson
Born November 18, 2008
to Andy and Carrie Wilson
6lbs. 15oz. * 20 in long

Four Generations
Great-Grandma Diane, Grandma Michele, Kendra and Daddy
*She is soooooooo cute :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Adendum to Wendy's Post

Here is the next question: What is it called when a proper name becomes the common term for something?

Maybe you should google it?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

7 months

I love you my Greg.

Something New

You should learn something new everyday, right? How about this.......

I think we're all aware we use trademarked words instead of their generic equivalents on a frequent basis (Kleenex anyone?). I credit this to good marketing; not just because I work in marketing....... BUT, did you know that Dumpster is a trademarked word?

Other trademarked words I often use:

  • Jell-O
  • La-Z-Boy
  • Silly Putty
  • Q-Tips
  • Xerox
  • Band-Aid
  • Crock-Pot
  • Google
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Hula-Hoop
  • Jacuzzi

Does anyone really say "cotton swabs" instead of Q-Tips these days? My point exactly. Don't even get me started on Crock-Pot.

Everybody was kung fu fighting...

If you haven't seen Kung Fu Panda, you must go to Redbox today. (And get it, of course.)

#1: Jack Black is.....well, Jack Black. How DO you describe Jack Black? He's some kind of mix between a child playing with LEGOs for the first time and a drunk.

#2: There are such amazing quotes as:

Monkey: We should hang out.
Po: Agreed.
Narrator: But hanging out would have to wait...


Po: There is no charge for awesomeness.....or attractiveness.

#3: It's just plain funny.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Tale of a New Hat

This is my new hat.
It's a lovely new hat.

One more reason I love Target.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Wikipedia is frying my brain. I have been in the process of creating THIS PAGE for a little while now and it's what I would call "reasonably complicated." It's a good thing you can look at the formatting for other pages; otherwise I never would have figured out how to format the columns. It's definitely been a good brain stretching exercise.

On an unrelated note, I had a Reese's Crispy Crunchy Bar today. Kind of weird.

A Taste of Halloween

Here's my Work Crew on Halloween

L-R: Elsa (Yoda), Wendy (Princess Leia), Rory (Jedi), Andy (Darth Vader)

We threw a pretty kickin' Halloween Costume Contest.
Between intergalactic travel and the occasional battle
with a Sith Lord or two, of course.