Thursday, February 08, 2007

Blog notice!!!!!

As of midnight tonight, this blog is officially closed. Please visit us at http://iknowitjenn3.blogspot.com.

This is due to the new blogger, and if you don't know what that is, it's ok. Just go to the address posted above. See ya there.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


i REALLY want the Stephen King comic that is going on sale tonight at 12 at Top Shelf comics in Bangor....I really want 3 copies--isn't there anyone who would stand outside in sub zero temps for me tonight???

Wednesday, January 31, 2007



I hate student loans.

HI GG!!!


Here's one for Leigh, this guy is a good singer but I think he could use a bit of help with the lyrics...still...it's just a tiny little more football...and I'll take it wherever I can get it.


ha! Nice pics btw!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I was also skeptical about the fish, but trust me--if you get something VERY mild then you actually get a meal that has protein and keeps you full for a while--unlike simple risotto. It was so good.

That sounds sketchy to me too, but only after you add the fish. I'd make the rice thing and, in fact, i may tomorrow.


On my windows is a combination of some kind of film which I presume is either left by windex or paper towels, oil from my boy's face (he must put his face on every window at least once per month) and moisture from my cats noses who sit in all the windows watching for dinner outsied.

Monday, January 29, 2007

one pot meal--DELISH

Mila's pretty fussy lately about what she can and cannot eat. She either doesn't like it or can't have it, etc. We managed to find 3 or 4 things that she can tolerate and this is what we came up with:

put 2 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet. add 1/4 cup shitake mushrooms and cook until they are nice and soft. add 1 c of arborrio rice.....make risotto in the normal fashion...add 3/4 C blanched broccoli and 1/2 lb baked, flaked white fish (we used hallibut), and 1/2 c Parmesan cheese.

before execution, it sounded a little sketchy to me..but it was really really good. i mean, really much better than you would think. everything was cut small..nothing overpowered anything. and i used organic chicken broth, which tastes SO much better than swanson. make this dinner!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Dare I ask why your windows have slime smudges to begin with?

OH i forgot to report on the most thrilling part of my week so far!!!

I finally was able to get my windows clean!!!! I bought glass plus and windex has these new wipey clothes that are lint free and don't have anything in them to streak the windows, they're reuseable too! So, I'm washing windows today. I'm so excited. i just wish I could wash the outside too. I'm pretty happy there isn't a giant smudge of slime all over the inside now, though. You should be too.

There are about 30 people on my "team" and I hate that word by the way. There are gearing up to 150 in the next two months so I don't know what my "team" will look like day to day. I am definitely not irreplaceable and I doubt they give raises where I work. I guess we'll see....

well there are 3 people on my team too and one has about 4 loans and one has 2 and guess which one of the three of us had 14 as of yesterday? I hate my job but I don't hate the company. I'm not indispensable so I don't get good raises!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

So there are 3 people on my team right--well, me, two other people, and my boss. Well this guy came in today with a document and said "I want someone to take control of the documentation on this project, and it's not going to be S and it's not going to be A".....but he used their names, obviously. It is all part of my plot to make myself indispensable so they will eventually let me work from home. Oh, and I'm getting my 3rd raise in 2 years next month. Go me. Too bad I absolutely hate it here.


Well, it goes without saying that I was pretty disappointed with the game on Sunday. I did get over it tolerably well by Monday morning however,and was very surprised that I didn't wake up HATING Payton. Whatever, I suppose he has to win one sometime. Let it be known that I will be rooting for the Bears in SB XLI. Why? Because one of my customer's asked me to, so I said I would. I have to admit I care nothing about it though.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Style of the Union

Thank goodness Nancy didn't wear red. Why does every political woman think she needs to wear red??? I blame Nancy.

And good for you Jim Webb--you give off a wicked creepy vibe, but if you can get past that, you say good things.

Tootsie Roll Industries - Recipes

Tootsie Roll Industries - Recipes

Sunday, January 21, 2007

First Snow

I made the tragic mistake of going to Wegman's the day of the first snow in the DC area. WHAT a mob scene--Ellen and RK, the saturday before Thanksgiving had NOTHIN on this day.

I came back to a little 5 or 6 year old girl screaming in my parking lot to the other kids "I'm gonna die because it's TOO COLD!!" and stomp her way back toward the building. By the way, light snow and 25 degrees, 19 with wind chill. Cold? Yes. Deadly to a 5 year old? I'm not so sure...she looked bundled to me.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Happy Birthday to Unk....hope you've had a good one.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Isn't the net fun?

Amy: At age 88 a statue will fall over and crush you while giving your acceptance speech for the position of Governor.

Wow--Candy's going to die in the same way!

Well, Beav and I were not overly impressed with Philly...now granted, we only saw a tiny, tiny piece of it, but the streets are very narrow which made the place feel claustrophobic to me. But the party was a LOT of fun. I had a GREAT fillet mignon and a lot of gin and tonic...I mean a LOT.

Leigh Thurlow: At age 76 you will be hit by a train while napping on the railroad tracks.

I forgot dishes.... and beds.

my list for today...

finish the laundry
shovel some driveway
change my windshield wipers
clean my car
go to basketball
go to piano
go to bridge

'Rachael: At age 92 you will be trampled by a mob of rabid people at the opening of X-Men 17. '

The Amazing Death Predictor!

The Amazing Death Predictor!

Not my day--

jennifer: At age 70 after your spouse leaves you and your children disown you, you will go to work to find that you have been fired. This all proves too much to take. You decide to take a walk in the park but are robbed and murdered before you get there.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Happy Birthday!

yep :)

Did you have your whole choir sing "Happy Birthday" to me?

my goals

I am dropping white flour! If I don't eat a lot of flour then I won't eat a lot of sugar, either. I think I have only had stuff made out of white flour once or twice this year. I have switched to wheat bread, but I don't eat much bread anyway. And probably no more pasta.

We are doing a pedometer contest at work. I did my "baseline" last week, which was 16.8 miles of walking. I'm going to try to increase it by 10% this week. We are on teams at work so it should be easier with motivation and competition. There will be a prize, and rumor has it it will be a trip to Toronto! probably 2 nights, which is fine because it will be free!

this weekend

I want New England to win the game. I know I said the Colts were my team but I've fallen in love with the Pats again this year, and how can you not? they're awesome!

I was so tired after the game on sunday night that I slept until 10:00. And that was from all of the tension, yelling and jumping up and down I did during the game!

Blog damn! It's cold!

I'm thinkin maybe pot roast and beer for sunday, maybe pot roast roasted in beer, i feel that i must summon all new england mojo for this game. Maybe i'm going to have to go back and find out what Abigail Adams used to feed Sam Adams. If you have suggestions on appropriate New England fare for football, I welcome them. Sam Adams beer is definitely on the menu, however.

behind the times

I haven't even TRIED to log on to the new blogger except once because none of my blogs showed up. Isn't snoop fancy with the layered pics...

Anyway, go Pat's, boo to all those doubters out there. I think I've convinced Leigh to be on our side now that finally all her teams are out. It's ok if you root for NO though Snoop, they ARE the Cinderella of this year after all.

A-Lo where does your loyalty lie this week? hmmm? I have a feeling you don't really care who wins with the poutin' guy playin....

Monday, January 15, 2007


Sunday, January 14, 2007


I loved Maddy's essay. Hopefully some action will come from it, otherwise, she will learn that it makes no difference wheter you voice your opinions or not!

I'm excited about football. Yesterday was a hard day since the games didn't start until 4:00. I had so much nervous energy that I cleaned all day long! Today would be just as hard except that the game starts earlier so I won't have to clean as much. The cleaning has been going on for a few hours though.

Did I tell you that Jason is coming home? This makes a few changes in my life: he is moving in with me, that's a big change. I have to clean out his room; I won't be going to Phoenix this march which means I need to pick a different destination spot; My house will be cleaner because I'm making him do the housework!

What else.... oh i hate the new blogger because it's like breaking into queen's castle to log on because i don't know what i'm doing.

and finally.....GO PATRIOTS!!!!! I'm feeling good about this one!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Well, I haven't been sleeping much lately (about 6 hours) so I've taken to watching movies in bed at night. The last few nights I've watched "Ordinary People," which is based on a book I used to teach--it IS ordinary, but it is beautiful and Mary Tyler Moore plays the biggest biatch ever. If you like slow 80s movies that are ALMOST after school specials but really much more heartbreaking, get it.

The wife of the guy who bought my ipod offered to replace my serpentine belt...so she did. My car is STILL squealing, however...I discovered this upon starting my car after she brought it back to me. It doesn't squeal as much, it definitely running better, but it still squeals when I start it. Quite sad.

Beavis is coming tomorrow for the weekend. We are going to Philly to celebrate Andrea's nuptials. Our first stop after he lands? Red Robin, of course. You haven't been to the one in Augusta yet? Shame on you! Get the Banzai--it's my fave.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

at least she picked the right team.

Give me DirectV or Give me Boredom!

an essay by Maddy

I need Direct Tv! If we don't get it soon, I will die of boredom. I believe I have strong reasons. For one, there are more channels. If nothing's on one channel, then you don't have a limited selection. Well, you do, but it's better than only four channels. Another reason is that it will help me with current events and science homework. My final reason is that Mom can lay on the couch all day watching the Steelers. It would really be good if Dad took the car to a meeting and the Jeep had a flat tire or couldn't start. Then Mom wouldn't have to worry about missing the game. Mom, Dad, think about installing Direct TV, please?

back to Rk...
now how do you like that? I don't really care for being portrayed as sitting on my ass watching football all the time, but I guess if the shoe fits......

Sunday, January 07, 2007

A_lo's whatever chili:

So you have a bunch of stuff in your pantry and you need to use it. I suggest trying my "whatever chili": You know you have a package of chili seasoning in there, you just have to find it. Fry up equal amounts of hamburg and turkey. Saute an onion that hasn't gone bad and add whatever is in the cupboard to make a yummy meal. For example, if you don't have kidney beans use the black eyed peas that have been sitting around for a few years. Also, use up all of the tomato product except for the soup. This includes paste, diced, sauce and maybe the burrito seasoning packet too, if you think there's enough meat. Then add just about anything else that you think might be good in chili, like corn. I didn't dare to use the beets though, I'm thinking about making a new version of shepard's pie with those. Also use any left over tomatoes that you might have in the fridge and use the carrots that are going to spoil if you don't eat them. Now you have about 5 meals made out of the stuff you would have thrown away. I expect that that will save you about $30! and that doesn't include the original price of all of that would be garbage!

Yay pats!
my life was laundry, dishes, chili and football this weekend.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

YouTube - SCRUBS -- "Everything Comes Down to Poo" music video

YouTube - SCRUBS -- "Everything Comes Down to Poo" music video

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I actually think the worst mom ever would not even care if their kids had dinner, because their kids would be in a dumpster somewhere...

just a thought.

going down in history as....

perhaps the worst mom ever.

Let's review what my children have eaten for dinner the past two nights.

Last night:

Isaiah: left over pasta/w grampa's sauce
mad: toast, banana


Isaiah: cereal
maddy: toast, cereal

she wants chicken, but the chicken doesn't seem to want to get done before bedtime. I hate chicken legs, what posesses me to cook them, they always take so long.

This planning a schedule is going to take some getting used to. I was all set to make my family this healthy tasty dinner, but i got discombobulated with the bball game and screwed up all my timing. ARG!!!

saving silverman

i've always found jonathan silverman hot. i thought i was the only one. go figure. i also was convinced he and sarah silverman were brother and sister, but turns out, they're not!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Jonathan Silverman (I)

Yes, JK, he's back on TV, and he's still hot (to me).

I like you

My new year's eve was not half bad. We sang and ate and sang and ate. I only had one drink. I know snoop is just upset because it was another night at shooters without an invitation to deer camp. Snoop, it really has to be hunting season to get that invite but just think, it's only about 11 months away.

As for the book, I loved it. I already made a faux pas though. Amy said in the book to bring a practical hostess gift like light bulbs. I opted for a note pad because I know how obsessed we all are about lists. RK did like the note pad but wouldn't you know it? I blew a light bulb in the middle of the night!

so 2006 was no banner year for me either. I could have taken it or left it. I guess now I have to leave it and so good riddance to it! I did so much in 06 it's hard to pick a fav but Madonna was definitely in the top 3. I also got to drive cross country, which is trip I've always wanted to make, but that was stifled a little by the whiny-ness of the boy I went with. Do you remember the time the three of us went to Florida? It was all fun, no stress and no whining! I wish my vacations were like that all of the time.

so here are a few resolutions: I don't have to be nicer, i'm too much that way already. Resolve: keep my car cleaner. Resolve: sell my damned house. Resolve: eat better, exercise more. Resolve: go somewhere new. That's about it.

Meet My New Neighbors

Yeas and Nays: Wednesday, Oct. 4 - Examiner.com

Snoop my NYE blew too, but I see it as just the nail on the coffin of a corpse of a year....'07 is new and young...full of hope and promise. at least, let's fool ourselves into thinking that until March or April.

2006 a review/2007 a preview

2006 was filled of highlights and lowlifes for me. biggest highlight was going to the madonna concert. thanks to everyone who made that possible.

my resolution for new year's was to be more outgoing and pleasant but since my new year's eve went down as one of the worst ever recorded, then i consider my resolution null and void. get ready for "leigh version 2007"-filled with crabbiness and resentment.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Book Review: I Like You

The most fun part of this book is figuring out what she is saying in jest and what she really means. The recipes are for the most part, basic 50s housewife cookbook recipes--she does mention ambrosia salad but has no idea what it is called or how to make it.

EVERYONE in our family would benefit from this book--particularly the information/tips about BEING a guest. I love you all, but some of you are not very polite guests, I'll admit it. I'm not saying I'm an angel either, but I will say that this book has opened my eyes to being a better guest. I'm going to try to be more polite in '07. Though, being polite without being phoney is tough. You'll still know it if I don't like you, sorry.

I agree with you Jen. 2006 is the suckiest on record so far. Here's to '07!!!