Thursday, January 31, 2008


I HATE the people that only do things for a resume and not what they want. I think it's great that people volunteer, but if they do it because it looks good on their resume, well than that defeats the purpose of volunteering. I am in very close proximity to a resume stacker. Everything she does is becasuse it looks good on a resume. Do people like this have a heart or mind of their own??? Or are they mindless beings that float through life that has no real meaning because they have no soul?? WTF!!!! STOP and smell the may look good on the resume!!! Ha!!!


Hmmm.... Interesting observation, Katie. It was usually my experience running ambulance that there was ALWAYS corn when someone vomited - no matter what time of day. Yes, that patch of puke will be there for quite some time. On the up side, at least it's frozen so you can't smell it! It's just a form of urban art...

Eat Up!

I don't know about you, but when it's cold out, I walk with my head down to help block the cold (I don't know if it works?). The other day, as I was doing this, I began to notice the lovely sidewalk and then I came upon something different. A lovely splash of vomit...yes, lovely is a nice word. It was right in the middle of the sidewalk making it hard to avoid. I fear that it will be there for awhile because it is frozen. Let's just say that I will be avoiding that side of the road. To top things off, my roommate said that you can see Cap'n Cruncberries in it. up!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Only in Minnesota is it common to warm the car up for 20 minutes in order to make a 5 minute commute! I decided to bring the car to work this afternoon in order to hit the grocery store right after I leave the bank. When it gets this cold, even if the temperature gage starts climbing into the normal range, it never seems to make a difference on the inside of the car. When I went out this morning, all I could hear was the screaming belts of cars that were not sufficiently warm. I wonder... do any other states cancel school because of the cold, or is it just Minnesota? And if so, do they wait until it is 50 degrees below zero or much less? We are a tough bunch!


I was so tired last night that I attempted to go to bed at 10. I am lame. I don't know what time I actually fell asleep (Yay! I didn't look at the clock) but I think it took me awhile. I tried to visualize things, but I fail at that. I think I am a little ADD because I would visualize something and then think of somthing else to visualize. Anyways...I must have fallen asleep because I woke up at midnight to go to the bathroom. It took me awhile to fall back asleep because Jess was still up, but I slept until 6! What an accomplishment on my part!

Monday, January 28, 2008


I got it all done! All the carpets that I had planned on doing, cleaning out the closet, laundry, etc.! Sadly, I also managed to fill the entire dumpster with odds and ends from my bedroom closet, so now things are on hold until after tomorrow when the garbage man comes... Strangely, for all the work I had planned, the weekend seemed to be incredibly long, but in a good way! Guess I'll have to plan on working that hard every weekend (NOT!)

Other than that, it's a typical Monday. The bank's email system somehow blew up over the weekend and we are at the mercy of the IT guy's schedule, just waiting around for him to show up. I feel like I have been cut off from Katie and I don't like it! Hopefully he will show up soon...

Friday, January 25, 2008

List Makers, Unite!

I have plenty to do at work (as usual), but all I can think about is everything that I want to get done this weekend. Closets, carpets, laundry, etc. Sadly, I am also thinking about how tired I seem to feel today. Which one is going to win out? As of right now, I am planning on jumping into carpet cleaning the minute I get home, and not eating supper until I am done. I fear that if I don't, I will not do it at all. I'll lay money that some cat is going to puke tonight, just because the carpets will be done. Story of my life....


Oh, the Free Press.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

It's Deja Vu All Over Again!

Oh, Polar Bear Katie, I feel so bad for you! No, really! I am freezing here at work and we have heat. I can't imagine what it would be like to be without it today! I decided to forego warming up the car and driving around to get the fluids thawed and flowing this morning - it's just not worth the time. Instead, I walked to work. I was relatively warm, although my eyes wouldn't stop tearing up. Also, the tops of my feet (I wasn't wearing boots - they are in the back seat of the car) were freezing by the time I got to the bank.

Oh - and this is so not the way to start the morning: I sat down to read the paper, and got to the second page (News of the Weird, article about Brittany Spears and her family being mad at Dr. Phil, etc.). "Wow", I said to myself. "Katie is really right about the Free Press having the same articles over and over". Then I realized that what I was reading really was old news - they delivered to my front porch a Free Press from Thursday, January 10th. Can you f*&^cking believe that?

Polar Bear Katie

This is Katie, coming to you live from the frozen depths of Frontier. It is officially 61 degrees in our room and that is not even by the drafty window. There is no heat in the lovely basement, which is a freezer anyways. The boat motor sounding heater only blew cold air, but now blows nothing. I just love the direction this is all going. Last night I thought I was going to freeze and get hypothermia. I seriously thought that I had the chance of my roommate finding in my bed unresponsive, due to the lack of heat. The worrier in me then put on double of everything. Yes, I now resemble a polar bear, abominable snowman, or a woman in PMS that is bloating too much. I have on 2 sweatshirts, two pairs of sweatpants, and two pairs of thick socks. WTF! I think that we should all get compensation for this because we are paying A LOT to freeze down here. What a craptastic situation.

P.S. The blue font is intentional to match the color of my fingers.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Two words that made my day and my vocabulary:

Peeped and craptastic

I think I may use the latter one from now on.
Hmmm yourself. I have a feeling that the toilet paper comment was directed at me!!

So - here's one funny thing that happened during my otherwise craptastic night at the Community Center. While the Hispanic soccer players were in the gym, a bunch of their little girls were watching TV in the lobby. There were five of them, ranging in age from two to probably five. One little girl came up to me, pointed to her shirt and was trying to tell me something in Spanish. Of course, I had no clue. The oldest one came to her rescue and told me that she had left some clothes in the library. I figured it was probably her coat. Well, naturally it was after the library had closed, so I had to find the right key to get in there. Three little girls came with me and the one who spoke English said the clothes were in the bathroom. (She was really quite pleased that she could interpret, and actually, so was I, since last year she didn't speak English at all). They made a beeline to the bathroom, went behind the door, and the little girl who left her clothes picked up a pair of pants, some underwear and some socks. Of course I wondered, but I didn't say anything. I didn't have to - the "interpreter" filled me in as we were walking out. All she said was "She peeped". Aw - so close!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I am pretty sure that Mollie is depressed, even though I tell her to go away all the's attention. I am having heater problems, too. The boat motor sounding vent only blows cold air. Are thermometer that Jess has on a picture frame (weird location, I know) says it's 73 degrees, but that is because a light is two inches away from it.

A general wonderment:
Why do dryer sheets magically appear? I swear they multiply in the dryer because I end up with a crap load in the dryer even though I swear I didn't put that many in! I think that I should be a magician because I can pull dryer sheets out of my clothes. Yes, I know you are jealous. I just pulled one out of my pajama sleeve, which must have been in there last night, too, without me knowing...hmmm?? The worst was the time I pulled on out of my pant leg AT SCHOOL!! Yes, Mr. Person sitting next to me in class, that is a dryer sheet coming out of my pants. At least it's better than toilet paper tucked in my pants.


Gray Skies Are Gonna Clear Up!

See this girl over here? I think she is depressed. She would like nothing better than to curl up on my bed for the day. Doesn't ask to go out much at all (maybe the cold has something to do with that?). I don't know... I was feeling the same way. The house feels empty now that Katie is back at school and I think about her all the time. The adjustment period is hard on everybody, but I know we will all be fine. Only eight days and she will be back at home for a long weekend. Can't believe Big Bro agreed to go get her - although it was not posed to him as a question, but rather, a statement. Sometimes you have to give no options, that's all I'm sayin'.... Anyway, little things keep happening that make me think of Katie. Especially at lunch time today. The little cat was sitting on the couch, chewing away at her toenails with such force that it could be heard in any room of the first floor. I smile when I think of how Katie would have freaked! The Minnesgasco repairman came today and cleaned the burner on the furnace - how can it get dirty in two months? Something is amiss, I fear. Anyway, I got home for lunch and the thermostat was set at 68 degrees. How toasty! Katie would have loved it. I freaked out and the frugal being in me turned it right back down to 64. I hate to admit it, but I really like it. Hey look over there - something shiny!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Well, it MUST be Monday! I woke up for some reason about 4:00 AM, and do you think I could go back to sleep? Of course not - there were too many house noises going on (and also a cat skirmish, but that's a whole 'nother story). The furnace was kicking on and the water softener was doing its thing. Well, the furnace kept kicking on and kicking on, which is not a good sign. Nothing but cold air was coming out of the vents. I got up and turned the furnace off - that seems to do the trick. Crawled back in bed and tried to sleep, but it wasn't happening. Do you know what it's like to almost be drifting off and having a cat right in your face, sniffing your nose? So - I get up, turn the furnace back on - it is now 60 degrees in the house. Run the shower while I feed cats, and jump in. Why does it feel so cold? Man - that was the fastest shower ever! At least the car started this morning. I will need to clean the litterbox before I call for service on the furnace, so I guess that it part of my lunch plans. Hope the day improves. I am sure I will come home to a very cold house on my coffee break. If I knew how to insert a happy face here, I would so totally do so.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

What a steal!

Hello web people...I am making my blog debut. I am unfortunately back at the U of M to get an education. I already learned something new when I got to school and classes haven't even started yet. I learned that college students waste no time in being douchebags. time at all. Let me set the scene a to what I mean, even though I bet there are a lot of reasons why college students are douchebags.

Driving to my dorm room we all began to realize that unloading a month's worth of crap (luggage) will not go as smoothly as we thought. There are no parking places because there aren't many on a good day. We pull in and wait for a spot when one opens. There was a line for the spot, but apparently college students don't have to wait in line. Hmm...who would have thought...not me. Anyways...just as the rightful owner of the spot was backing into it, a student makes a speedy and bitchy move by pulling into the spot. HELLO!!!!??? Can't you see that people are waiting!!! DUH!!!! The guy made it even worse because he pulled in really shitty and had to back out to pull in straight. HELLO...if you are going to steal a spot, do it in style and correctly the first time. Yep, what a learning experience...and no tuition required.


Friday, January 18, 2008

Well, she who shall be called "queen" has decided that actually having a blog to share thoughts and stories could actually be a cool thing, so we have retired the journal that we had been sharing back and forth and will start blogging. Are we cool or what?

So - just to catch everyone up, the first half of the first year of college is now over and done with and Katie did very well. I dread taking her back this Sunday - after such a long, extended holiday break, it may be hard for her to get back in the swing of things. However, as she pointed out, the first semester was the longest one (without breaks) so this one should be better. Plus, I think Katie plans on being home every other weekend or so. I don't know - I just wait until someone tells me what's going on.

And... the big story in Minnesota is the arctic cold that blew in today. The weather powers-that-be expect us to be sub-zero for the next 45 hours. Good Morning America flew their weather crew up here to cover it. I think - what's the big damn deal? It's MINNESOTA, for God's sake! This is really not news to us...