Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Craig Parr is Dead

Man, that sounds so cold to refer to this wonderful person like that. But it's the truth. He was so happy, full of engery, funny and great to be around. I'm told the cancer got him. He is missed!

Calling all Units

I need to get some pictures up on this thing! I haven't figured that part out yet and really haven't had much time to investigate. HELP!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Is it that bad?

Yes - it must be - when your Alma Mater is advertising locally on "Comedy Central" and the ads don't mention anything about the school except meeting new people and how friendly everyone is and all the fun you'll have. Great what does that say about me?

And next time they call begging for donations - that poor poor telemarketer is gonna get an ear full.

Comedy Central for crying out loud!! opps sounding a bit like my dad right now.

Only in East Texas

East Texas house stolen brick by brick

Associated Press

LINDALE, TX — When Smith County Constable Dennis Taylor got a call reporting a stolen house, his first question was, "Is it a trailer house, ma'am?"

"No, it's a brick house," the real estate company representative replied.
Board by board, shingle by shingle, for nearly three months, thieves dismantled a three-bedroom brick house in this East Texas town and carted it away until only a pile of rubble was left.
Authorities allege Brandon Ray Parmer, 29, and Darrell Patrick Maxfield, 44, both of Tyler, took the house apart and sold it for drugs, in plain view of everyone cruising by on U.S. Highway 69, Lindale's main street. Both men were arrested this week.
Taylor said the men worked slowly and haphazardly in daylight, with no one questioning their work, because everyone assumed it was the work of Wal-Mart or Lowe's, the two large retail stores laying new foundations nearby.
"It's the strangest case I've ever worked in my life," Taylor said. "Everybody drove by and waved at them."
But the home actually belonged to Dallas-based St. Ives Realty.
Authorities also arrested Jesse Gino Vega after executing a search warrant at his Lindale home Tuesday. Vega, 36, is accused of giving cash and methamphetamine to the other two men in exchange for the materials from the home.
All three suspects were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, a second-degree felony, and released from Smith County Jail after posting $10,000 bond.
Authorities recovered lumber worth about $25,000 from Vegas' house. They also found plumbing, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, fence materials, doors and windows.
Officers got "about five trailer loads of property that came out of that house," Taylor said, then paused. "Well, it didn't come out of the house. It was the house."
The investigation is continuing, and at least three other people may have been involved in the crime, Taylor said.

Friday, March 18, 2005


Work, work, work.

Post, post, post.

Yep the time is just a flying by. Tick - a - tock.

Look ma I got colors

almost like look ma no hands . . . . CRASH

You Can Tell it's Friday Afternoon

The office is quiet and Spring is in the air. We've got 2 sales reps, 2 development engineers, 2 telemarketers, 1 sales engineer, 1 receptionist (well we only have one), 1 accounting and me still in the office at 4:22pm out of 35 people. I guess that's pretty good 10 out of 35. A whopping 28.5% still dedicated and working.
At 4:45pm the number will be less. Are we just working for the weekend or what?


My husband came up with the name for this blog. We were at Tobin's (a local bar) and I was telling him about the blog that I was obsessed with - "Write On, Megs" - and finally he said, after I had gone on and on, you should get your own.

Me? No not me?
Yes you.
What do I call it? What do I do? How do I do it?

Well, we had just gotten a puppy a few weeks before and with puppies there tends to be some mess ups with the potty training. We at the time were feeling like that was the only reason we were on this Earth.

The puppy, Abby Normal Wigglebutt, is doing much better now with less and less accidents. And if you've ever had a boxer you will know where the Wigglebutt part comes from. They don't have a tail so their whole bodies wiggle when other dogs wag. It's cute in a kinda sic way.

I expected to have some photos of the kids (we have two boxers) up here by now. Oh well. Forgive me.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

KUNG FU - ah Grasshopper

The first meeting between the young Caine and Master Po contains the following:

"Of all things, to live in darkness must be the worst." -young Caine
"Fear is the only darkness." -Master Po
"Never assume that because a man has no eyes, he cannot see." -Po
'Close your eyes. What do you hear?' -Po

'I hear the water. I hear the birds.' -young Caine
'Do you hear your own heartbeat?'
'Do you hear the grasshopper which at your feet?'
Caine opens his eyes and looks down at his feet to see a grasshopper there. 'Old Man, how is it that you hear these things?'
'Young Man, how is it that you do not?'"

Friday, March 11, 2005


My friend moved to Utah in less than a months notice. I was suppose to go see her before she moved from Austin, Texas. A little less than a 2 hour drive for me. She was suppose to stay behind and sell the house so I figured I had at least six weeks to get there.

Nope. I called her the Tuesday before the weekend to tell her I'm coming to visit and as it turns out she was 2 hours away from Salt Lake City. Her husband felt that if he didn't take her out of town with him when he left that he would never get her to move there. Good thinking on his part....but damn. Now I got almost a 4 hour plane ride to take and no money honey here. Guess I better start saving those pennies.

I'm missing her already.

Cheesy Pickup Line #3

(grab target's bottom, and ask) "Is this seat taken?"

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Can I get Further South?

Monday night I could not sleep. I was freezing!!!! I hate being cold. Did I get up and get another blanket? Nope not me, that would be too easy.

Every time my husband, Dear Lovable Geno, turned over he took more and more of the covers. I even had a dream that I was curled up huddling in at the bottom of another bed trying to get warm in some place far, far away.

So last night I told him that I dreamt that I was in another bed trying to obtain the ultimate warmth. Did I mention in my dream I was alone - nope - let him sweat it.

This morning I awoke bundled under 1 sheet, 4 heavy blankets and a boxer puppy in that exact order. I awoke toasty and man was I happy.