Monday, April 12, 2010

Speaking of Random...

Random Monday stuff.

Yah, that's the stuff. 

I went to the freezer last night to get a popsicle (mmm...grape bars!) and when I reached in for one I noticed a box of frozen pre-cooked bacon. I thought,"Mmm, bacon..." and had a split-second debate before deciding to stick with the grape bar. 

Speaking of "pre-cooked", what the heck is it with "pre" stuff? "Pre-cooked" bacon. It's not! It's just "cooked"! Pre-mixed, pre-cut, pre-chewed! Whatever. It sounds really stupid when you think about it enough.

Books on my Kindle that I am simultaneously reading:
"Fragile Things" -Neil Gaiman
"The Heart Is Not a Size" -Beth Kephart
"A Wind In the Door" -Madeleine L'Engle
"The Painter of Battles: A Novel" -Arturo Perez-Reverte
"Frankenstein" -Dean Koontz
"Alice In Wonderland" -Lewis Carroll 

Speaking of Alice, a little late to the game, but Secret Agent Man and I went to see Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland in 3D the other night. If you haven't taken the time to go see it yet, you should, before it's out of the theater. Way cool. 

Speaking of Secret Agent Man, later this month S.A.M. and I will have been married 7 years. We have lived in this house the exact same length of time. We had this kind of weekend 7 years ago:  Wednesday - the house was done being built. I went by on my way home from work and peeked in the windows. Friday we both had the day off, went and signed off on the house and got the keys. Saturday we got married. Sunday I had to go back to work. Sunday and Monday  S.A.M. and his parents moved my apartment-worth of stuff into the new house. I vowed, even though I did not have to move the majority of it, that I would never - ever - move again unless I absolutely had no choice. 

Speaking of moving, my parents are looking at moving back over here. They have been looking at houses when they come over and have been sending me listings to check out. I love looking at houses. Now I want to move again. 

I think I must be a gypsy. I have moved 32 times. Seriously. I'm 45 years old and I have moved 32 times. All but 2 have been since I turned 18. What the heck? (The sad thing is, I just counted them again, and I feel like I'm missing a couple...)

This is my new favorite thing this week.
This is my other new favorite thing. It made me laugh and cry at the same time. I don't know why. It just did.

And last, but not least, I really appreciate you all for stopping by and checking out my silly blog and my art stuff! I guess that makes you my other-other favorite thing this week! :)


  1. I, too, am a simultaneous reader. Here's my list:

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    Dave Barry is Not Taking This Sitting Down
    In the King's Service - Katherine Kurtz
    The Grand Alliance - Winston Churchill
    and sometimes I opt for NY Times Sunday Crossword puzzles or 12 X 12 Sudoku!

  2. I just laughed and laughed over what you wrote. You are sheer genius! (guffaw) Thanks, I needed that!

  3. Love this post,, 32 times?! That is a ton of moving!
    I just wanted to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the sweet, awesome cupcake print. It is just wonderful and Sierra loves, loves loves it. Thank you again! And I see that they've made it onto those baby onesies...super cute. I'm sure they will sell a lot of those. Continued success to you, Tera!

  4. How do you have a difficult decision between Grape and bacon? lol

    You moved quite a bit. I hate the moving process.

    I would see Alice In Wonderland, but I am so not impressed by Tim Burton. He is VERY over rated.

  5. Eric the Red's DNA kept him on the move as did Lief Erickson. Well,their strong will and control of their men in the long boats did. And, you contain some of that DNA. Just think how many more times you would have moved if you had used an oar.

  6. Oh, Tera. You are such an inspiration! ((hugs)) I love your posts, and I thank you for your encouraging words. I think you are just amazing.

  7. I love Neil Gaiman and Arturo Perez-Reverte. And Bella Sinclair's header? OMG, I love it.

  8. Hahahahaha! Captain Dumbass camee from you? Hahaa! You are too awesome. No, really. You are AWESOME!

    Bacon flavored popsicles. Imagine it.

    So much for the vow never to move again. Holy CRUD, 32 times. And counting! Datsa lotta boxes. You might as well have never unpacked them.


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