Monday, September 29, 2008


Happy Monday---Blerg!

No Chanda yet. *sniffle*

She comes in the mail (hopefully) by Wednesday. Yay! :D

Nuthin much new happenin' of late.

MiniWarrior's frog Jason I took him out to Petsmart and he got himself a new one. A Dumpy Tree Frog. It's HUGE! MiniWarrior named him in Jabba-the-hut *snort*

I took pics--I'll post some when I can get access to them at home ;)

Jabba is quite amusing to watch lunge after crickets. He landed in his little pond during one particular healthy lunge and did a massive belly flop--knocking half the water out!!



Little things like this amuse me.

MiniWarrior also found a preying mantis. He named her Dixie but then later changed it to Jessica the 2nd, as Jessica was his favorite Mantis from last year.

Remember her?

Freaky ass egg foam laying winged alien lookin monster...

May she rest in peace.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Retail Therapy

I went a little crazy yesterday and gave into a yearning of mine that has been festering for a few years.

I grabbed my bank card, entered the information, closed my eyes and committed to the purchase of a shiny new gadget!

Canon Digital Rebel XSi 12MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

Isn't she pretty?!

I shall call her: Chanda--for she is my passion.

Next purchase?


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Palputations and Enamel Grinding

Peeps, I apologize for my lack luster blogging of late.

I've been overwhelmed with work issues.

Being's that they are "work issues" I cannot blog about them.


Wish me well, Peeps. It's a dark path I am traveling right now and I am really wishing I had some kind of light at the end of this rocky path to help guide my way.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Desperate HouseDoggie Pics

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Desperate HouseDog

We strolled through the town of Seaside our second day of camping. I love Seaside. It has many fun and colorful shops--which is great as it gives you something to do when the Oregon Coast gathers its clouds and has a rain party on you.

MiniWarrior and I were sitting outside a shop while Lord V was inside perusing the goods, when a lady walked by with a tiny little Chihuahua dressed in a ridiculous outfit.

MiniWarrior asked if he could pet the dog and we laughed when the shaking little beast leaped into his lap.

It was then I noticed there was something written on the dog outfit and cracked up when I read:

Desperate Housedog!

I have pics of her and will post them when I am home for you.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Masked Bandits

We went out for pizza our second night cuz that's how we roll when we go campin'.

Try as we might--we could not finish the large half taco half combination pizza so we boxed up the rest and dragged it back with us to the campsite.

We set the pizza box on top of the cooler, then sat around the fire cooking marshmallows to a slow grisly smore death.

Suddenly, we heard a skitter and a clunk.

"Hey! A raccoon is stealin' our pizza!" MiniWarrior bellowed.

MiniWarrior ran after them.

Lord V hung on to his dog.

And I ran for my camera.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

We're Ba~aaack (thank the gods)

We are back from the cold, dirty great outdoors!

We were up early and made it out the door by the crack of 9AM (Thursday). Excited to begin our camping adventure.

We arrived by Noon and were informed that we could not check into our cabin until 2PM by a sour faced teen who grumped at us when we went to check our reservation at the KOA office.

Undaunted, we headed out through Fort Stevens State Park to the beach and enjoyed our first ocean experience of the Summer.

Lord V drew love notes in the sand

while MiniWarrior clambered over a shipwreck that jutted out from the sand like a giant iron ribcage.

Afterwards we headed to the KOA Den of Chaos internet Cafe for a bite of lunch (as we still had a half hour to while away before check-in).

Lordie lord lord. We ordered 2 clam chowders and one chicken noodle. She got it wrong. I guess its understandable as she spent the entire half hour we were there talking to the welfare people on her phone about finageling a larger voucher for a house she had her eye on while her boyfriend constantly interupted her with demands for "Money. I gots to have the money for the dude cuz I just sold the bike."

Hmm. If you just "sold" the bike--why do you need money?

We finally made our way back to the register office where we snagged up our arm bands and map and cabin key and headed to the cabin.

Remember last year when my girlfriend and her son, MiniWarrior and I stayed at a KOA campground cabin? The cabin which had a bathroom, cable TV, BBQ grill and a pancake breakfast in the morning?



This time? We had a two room cabin that had no bathroom, no table. No TV. No chairs. No Grill and looked suspiciously like Ted Kaczynski's initials might have been carved behind one of the bunkbeds.


Later that night I called out goodnight to MiniWarrior from my tiny room to his bunkbed room and had a total Waltons flashback.

"Goodnight MiniWarrior"

"Goodnight Mom"

"Goodnight Lord V"

"Goodnight MiniWarrior"

Cue the music

Ding Dong Ding!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Goin' Campin'

Thursday Lord V, MiniWarrior and I are heading out to camp--in a cabin--at a camping site by the beach.

Since MiniWarrior didn't get much of an activity filled Summer vacation cuz of his broken foot--I'm yankin' him outta school for two days and heading out to enjoy what he missed out on.

Here's the description:

Nearby are the charms of the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean: fishing, beachcombing, whale watching, sandcastle building and clam digging. You'll find all the necessary equipment in the campground store. While in the store, you can sample homemade fudge, sip an espresso and browse for gifts and souvenirs. We offer an ocean of activities and special events as well as an indoor pool, hot tub, Jumping Pillow, outdoor theater, mini golf, giant chess set, bike rentals, internet cafe, and daily pancakes in season.

Annnnnnnnd here's some pics of where we are goin':

A cabin--cuz I don't do tents...

A Pool for MiniWarrior to flop around in

Putt Putt for me to humiliate engage in loving competition with Lord V and MiniWarrior (smirk--I'm so gonna kick ass--suckahs!)

They have an internet cafe and expresso! WOO! *Pumps a fist!!*

It's gonna be grand, Peeps. GRAND!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Fall Goodness

*sniffs the air*

Ahhhh. Nothing beats the smell of Fall time, Peeps.

The crisp morning air. The dewdrops on the grass. The tangy smell of freshly fallen leaves. The wisp of wood smoke trickling from a neighbors fireplace.

I love it.

Nothing makes me feel more alive then September in Washington.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

MiniWarrior: Larry The Mantis

MiniWarrior captured a Mantis yesterday.

Click HERE to meet Larry and MiniWarrior!

Sausage Festival!

Lord V and I are headed HERE to the Sausage Festival today.

Much feasting shall be done.


Friday, September 05, 2008

Sheeeeeeeeeeee's GAH~AHN!

*shoop shoops* around my living room floor.


EWO is on the plane heading back to her Mexico lair.


I need a drink.

maybe two...


Oh hell--just give me the bottle.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

MiniWarrior Takes On 5th Grade

Today began MiniWarriors first day of 5th grade.

*sniffs a Momma tear*

Where have the years flown to that my baby faces his last year of grade school?

He didn't want Summer to end and was a bit sulky about heading back to the confinement of school.

I told him that as his school only goes up to 5th grade, that makes him Top Dog of the school grades and that cheered him considerably.

This morning when I dropped him off at his Dads to catch the school bus, he pumped a fist and made barking noises, grinning happily.

Woof woof, big dawg. Woof woof.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Clickity Clack--EWO Is Back

She followed the bread crumbs back to our house.

Dang birds not doin' their jobs...

Last evening she asked me if she could have some of her clothes washed--then huddled by me while I emptied the washing machine and placed things into the dryer. Her beady eyes flickered while watching me hang Lord V's shirts on hangers, placing them in the drying closet:

"Oh I would love to iron those" she crooned.

I don't iron.

"Yes. I've noticed. Poor man walks around with wrinkled shirts" She added with a hiss of disapproval.

Maybe if I was a house Frau and didn't have anything else to do, I would iron them.

"Humph. I doubt that. You'd find something else do sit on the couch and read books."

The fact that she still breathes to hiss another day? Should be documented in my Karma good book.

Just sayin...

Mmm Hmmm.

*Z snaps*

Monday, September 01, 2008

EWO Missing In Action

I received no phone call from EWO last evening to inform me she had successfully hijacked a victim to drive her to Vancouver.

I also received no phone call this morning with her begging me to pick her up.


I'll give her another hour then I'll don my hunt-EWO-down gear and find out where she is.

Tranquilizer gun


Perfect daughter camouflage


Flask of Tequila