aisforamy: (a is for amy)
Just got home from a four day vacation to Disneyland and California, and I am utterly exhausted. I have not had time to check out the goings on in the bar, though I have seen there is a summary. With any luck, I will be able to post my pups in after the dust has settled somewhat and have had them miss the entire thing (just like I did!) and HOPEFULLY resume play of some sort in the next couple of weeks. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

How's everyone else?
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My and my sister and kids went to downtown Mesa for their second Friday street festival event (they have a different themed event on the second Friday of every month) for the Steampunk event last night! There were great vendors, and fun, steamy band, and a fashion show that Robert (my older son) participated in at the last moment, just for kicks. Yes, my son is six inches taller than me.

Me and Robert, just before the event. Cut for huge pic that I was too lazy to crop )

There is also a little video snippet of the fashion show here: http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n144/aisforamy2006/2011%20Steampunk%20Street/?action=view¤t=100_0312.mp4

About eighty percent of our outfits came from Goodwill!
aisforamy: december 2011 (Cheese)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] brendanm720


1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result!

I did two, cause it was fun! )
aisforamy: december 2011 (flammable zombies)
I really haven't been updating much, other than silly memes or links. I have been busy now that the school year has started (I think I said this before), and will probably BE busy for the foreseeable future.

Today, I went to the school and sent out two separate flyers to parents about an upcoming PTO meeting and a Pizza Hut fund raising night, when we encourage everyone to clog their arteries in the name of better educational tools. I also went and visited one of the ladies from church I was supposed to, and mailed a shipment of cell phones to the recycling place for a fund raiser from last year. I set up four more fund raising events with restaurants for the next couple of months, as we try to have two per month...one pizza, and one actual go-to-a-place-and-sit-down with a waitress and stuff kind of place. It's served us well in the past.

Tonight was Curriculum Night at the school, where parents came without their children to see the classrooms, and to get a good idea of what their children would be learning. It was nice to get the info and meet the teachers and stuff, even though I already know most of them. I signed up two new families for the PTO, and sold a couple of t-shirts, so that was nice, too!

Tomorrow is another insanely busy day, where I am going to go visit a woman from church, pick up Lai and do some running around, pick up the kids, take the turtle to the vet, hang out at home for a bit with Lai and maybe watch a movie, and at some point, go grocery shopping. Also? My tweezers have gone mysteriously missing, and I need to get another pair.

Robert also has his first cello lesson tomorrow, and he's really excited about it. The cello was delivered yesterday, and he just sat and admired it for a while. I hope he takes to it, because sometimes I worry that the poor boy takes after my father, who was tone deaf.

I also have about a bazillion loads of laundry to catch up on, but that is nothing new.

Not getting enough sleep, but have been having a great time with my RP, both at Milliways and at my new game over on GJ. PSSSST--why haven't you all joined yet? It's awesome!

And tonight me and Lai did the happydance, because I figured out how to put tags in the sidebar at the new game's main page, and Lai figured out how to make them show up in indiviual posts. Now all we have to do is find out why we can't edit entries at all, and we will be GOLDEN.

Other than that, life continues apace...things are good, if a little hectic. Hope everyone out there is doing well!

Link of the day: http://algebraoflife.blogspot.com/2007/02/unlocks-your-car-using-tennis-ball.html

I don't know if this really works, but if it does? Sweeeet.

Pimp!

Jul. 29th, 2007 12:21 pm
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Once you solve the puzzle, you will find yourself unexpectedly transported to a new place (along with anything and anyone touching you or the cube at the time).

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In heart of Here, there is The Residence. A lavish apartment building with hotel-style living and amenities; each resident is given a luxurious room with a bedroom, living space, fully stocked kitchen and bathroom . Each room is a little bit different from the next, and many rooms have a balcony or deck with a table and chairs for enjoying the fresh air.

You don’t need money here! Planes don’t fly overhead, phones don’t ring, the stars are different from what one might be used to. It is peaceful and calm here…most of the time. For the intrepid explorer, there might be discoveries to be made; secret passages found, adventures to be had, mysteries to be solved… what more could you want?

You want to be able to leave, you say? Well, that is something you will have to take up with The Manager. Just fill out any questions or requests on the paper provided by the brass tube at the reception desk, put it in the capsule, and put the capsule in the tube. Your missive will be whisked away, and an answer returned to you in no time at all! Isn’t that easy?

Try leaving without permission, though, and you will find that all roads lead back to Here, and the Residence. Enjoy your stay!

wow.

Jul. 21st, 2007 08:28 pm
aisforamy: december 2011 (happy monkey)
Finished the book. **Squee!**

All in all? I really really enjoyed it. I have some issues with it, but will not discuss them here, because I am not a spoiling meanie.











((**Squee!**))
aisforamy: december 2011 (Default)
Well, I got about an hour an a half of sleep last night...and it wasn't enough. Ever have a headache so bad that you felt sick from it, and couldn't even sleep to escape that pain? Yeah. it's like that.

So far, have gotten 42 RSVPs for our Harry Potter party on the 16th. Anyone on my flist that is going to be in AZ then is welcome to come. Prizes, food, games...all catered at an Irish Pub in their party room. It should be awesome!

I have plans today to make sugar skulls, green suckers that look like the dark mark, and assorted other hard candies...if I am not asleep.

When hubby gets home from work, I shall brave the extreme heat and go stand in line for the midnight showing of the Harry Potter movie. Should I be a total geek and wear my cloak and hat?

I also need to brave Wal Mart today...though I am having trouble remembering why. It seemed vitally important to me to go there when I thought of it at two this morning. I'm sure I'll remember sooner or later.

Take care, all!
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My Harry Potter Spoiler of Doom is:
Sirius Black is arrested for selling Ritalin to the younger pupils during the Triwizard Tournament
Get your Harry Potter Spoiler of Doom


More spoilers behind the cut... )
aisforamy: december 2011 (yip yip yip)
Caught the last of the wild cats living in our back yard. You may recall that the mother cat chased my dog around the yard one night, and so my husband flushed the cats out with the garden hose? Well, hey came back, and moved under the kids' playhouse. My husband borrowed a small animal trap, and lured a kitten out with some tuna, and took it out to farmer's field and let it go.

The mother was caught a few hours later, perhaps looking for her baby. She was taken (with much howling, hissing and growling) to another field and let go. The three remaining kittens disappeared for a couple of days, before showing up back in the original hole under the shed. I took them out some water, but didn't feed them--they were SO thirsty, the poor things. My husband set the trap again, and caught one within two minutes, and the remaining two in one shot about twenty minutes later. They were released together at a corporate park that has a little pond and lots of little bushes and trees in clusters where they can chase bugs and lizards and mice for food.

The reason (in case you are wondering) we didn't take them to the Humane Society is because they were feral cats, and therefore, unadoptable. We thought it preferable to let them go, than to have them put to sleep. Also, the shelters are so overrun, that most are not accepting new animals right now. Sad, but true.

Anyway, not much new has happened to me in the past few days. I took the kids to the zoo yesterday to play in the water playground there, and did some yardwork this morning. Tonight will be spent cleaning the turtle tank, which gets dirty a lot faster with a third turtle added to the mix. Still haven't taken pics, but will get around to it, soon.

If any of you are interested in reading the newest issue of the Fables comic (which I always recommend, because it's fabulous), drop me a comment here, and I will send you the links to the scans I made of it.

And, because I haven't had one for quite a while, I give you a LINK OF THE DAY! (Gasp!)

http://www.geekarmy.com/political/What-Middle-Class.html
aisforamy: december 2011 (beaker is watching you)
SO!

Yesterday, my kids’ school had a book fair, which was buy one, get one free! Oh, my God, you guys! I spent early a hundred dollars!! They had software, too, so I got TWO of the SIMS complete collection, a CIV CITY Rome (You can build Rome and protect, beautify, farm, and fill it with people and culture! It looks awesome!!), and a collection of games with Boggle, Hangman, Upwords, etc. I also got a few books. *sheepish*

My son’s little play went well…well, it was adorable, at least. They all forgot their lines at least once, the props were a little wobbly, and the music cues were off. It was very entertaining, and the kids put a lot of work into it. I am going to buy the DVD they’re making from it, so I can burn copies for my family.

Last night (early this morning) at 1:30, my dog needed to go out, so I let her out back, and waited by the door for her to do her business, so I could lock the back door and go back to bed. Well, on the way back into the house, she decided to stop and investigate the hole beneath our shed where a stray cat had had kittens. Oy. The mother cat attacked Sadie and chased her all over the yard. She wouldn’t back off until I came and scared her off, and took the dog inside.

The commotion woke my husband (and probably a couple of neighbors), and he went to investigate, and the mama cat came after him, too. My husband doesn’t put up with that crap, and stuck the hose in the hole they’ve been living in, and turned it on. His reasoning is that the cat could have rabies, or something, and if it will attack the dog and a full grown adult, it could seriously hurt one of our kids.

Evidently the rabbit we used to have living under there dug a hell of a burrow, because it took over an hour to fill it up. My husband said that the mother came bolting out and took off running at one point, and he saw at least one kitten after he’d blocked up the main entrance hole, so there must be a back way out of there. I hope the kittens didn’t drown, and that the mother came and took them away somewhere else, but they are wild cats, so they likely wouldn’t have been able to be anyone’s pets. If I thought that the kittens could have been salvaged, I might have made an attempt to nurse them myself until they were old enough for homes, but I don’t think the mother would have allowed it.

My father in law brought by a cat trap this morning, and we are going to try to catch the mother and her mate (who also hangs around, I guess). We can take them to the city dump/landfill and let them loose there, to live happily on mice, roaches, lizards and the like. I don’t know if they still do, but the landfill workers used to encourage this, when people would call to ask if they needed cats down there.

School is out after next Thursday. I am going to be the room mother for the last day of school party in my son’s first grade class. It is going to have a pirate theme, so I am going to be busy making eye patches out of fun foam or felt, or whatever, and finding fun little trinkets for “booty” and getting games ready. I also promised snow cones, so it should be a lot of fun.
That’s pretty much all the rambling I have for now. Hope everyone is doing well!
aisforamy: december 2011 (independent thought alarm)
So! I am starting to get psyched about my upcoming Harry Potter party in July. For those of you who live in, or will be visiting AZ at that time (Though why you would come here in July is beyond me), you are most certainly welcome to come. I will be choosing a date soon, and making arrangements with the Pub for the party room and such very soon, I think.

I placed an order the other night from this site:

https://www.candymoldcentral.com/scripts/default.asp

I went nuts with candy molds and candy flavoring oils. I am going to make a lot of candies for Honeydukes- some hard candies, and some chocolate, and maybe (if I can figure out how) some gummies. It will be interesting to see how everything turns out...I will start experimenting once my order arrives. I guess I should buy a candy thermometer, huh?

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