Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wacky Wednesday- Neighbors

It's been a while since I really wrote anything. Let alone wrote something with a deadline in mind. I cannot have Wacky Wednesday if I post this on Thursday or Friday. Wacky Wednesday is a spin-off of my college newspaper article, World Bizarre. I was not the first writer of World Bizarre but once it was first assigned to me I fell in love. There have been some greats; the guy who used his own fat to make meatballs and then serve them to his friends at a dinner party. I really hope that I can never top that article. There have also been some ironic stories that gave me a chuckle. For my first Wacky Wednesday post I'm going to touch on neighbors, something that most of have. Some of our neighbors are wonderful people and some of us have no desire to get to know our neighbors because of what we might find.

Parking Problems?
When someone steels my parking spot I get angry. I admit that I have a bit of a mean streak but there is only so much I would actually do in retaliation. Biting off some one's ear is not one of them. In Milwaukee, Oregon two roommates got into a fight over the “preferred” parking spot. By the end of the conflict, the parking spot stealer was being treated at the local hospital with an ear injury. Doctor's were unable to reattach his right ear lobe and his former roommate is now sitting in jail with a $250,000 bail. –AP

Good intentions or bad?
Craigslist is great. I have recently discovered the joys of buying great used stuff and now know another amazing use for Craigslist. You can sell your neighbor's pets! If they're keeping you up too late, there's an easy fix. A Pennsylvania woman listed her neighbor's terriers on Craigslist for $150. She found the purebred dogs without any tags and decided to sell them on Craigslist to give them a good home. She seems like a humanitarian but in the back of my mind I cannot think but wonder if they were just too loud next door and this was the perfect way to dispose of the little critters. –AP

Looking for a new pet?
I’m not a pet person; actually I cannot really stand them at all. The two dogs from the above mentioned story would have been enough to drive me crazy. Imagine seeing three vans arrive to remove more than 100 chickens, rabbits, rodents, iguanas, and tarantulas from a two-bedroom apartment. That was recently the scene in Buffalo, NY. Sometimes it feels a little crowded in my two-bedroom apartment with only three people let alone having old McDonald’s farm living with you. If you are a humanitarian and are thinking of these poor mistreated animals, the animals have all been removed from the home and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is looking for many good homes. –AP

Thursday, February 12, 2009

25 Random Things

  1. I have a hard time holding on to people.  I don’t like that about myself.
  2. I’ve worked with some really amazing people who I miss a lot, but because of number #1 I don’t talk to them near enough.
  3. I miss volleyball, and I didn’t think I would this soon.
  4. I really like sad songs; they’re my favorite. 
  5. I only wear my high healed shoes when I’m mad and I want to be intimidating.
  6. When I was in high school my best friend and I would get together and bake I don't even know how many cookies, just to give them away to our friends at church.   One time there was a fire in the oven.  Those are some of my favorite memories.
  7. It drives me nuts when people don’t use the right their/they’re/there.  Seriously...8thgrade English.
  8. Sometimes I talk too much in the conversation. 
  9. I really hate losing and being wrong more that I let on.  But I’m working on it.
  10. I could and probably still can play Back in Black on my flute.
  11. My mom is one of my best friends.  One summer when I had to get to work extremely early she would get up with me just because.  It meant the world to me.
  12. I hate debt and the faster Justin and I can pay off our college loans the better.
  13. Last spring God tugged on my heart that I should be more persistent with my prayers.  He then provided two amazing blessings.
  14. I love to read and sometimes wish I could be a librarian.  Reading, shelving books, I really like the Dewey decimal system.  That makes me a dork.
  15. I was on the math team in 7th and 8th grade.  In 7th grade I was selected for it because of my grades and in 8th grade I actually “tried out” for the team.  Again, dork!
  16. I really like to write.
  17. I want to get my masters in non-profit communication.
  18. Someday I would like to teach.
  19. Someday I would like to own a bakery.  But that probably won’t happen because I cannot see myself getting up at 4am to bake the bread.
  20. I’m slowly losing my ambitions, which I think is a good thing.
  21. I was once scared of midgets but now I just find them to be a strange phenomenon.  But I’m still not going to sit down and watch Little People, Big World.
  22. My husband is amazing and I know that he’ll always take care of me.
  23. I want to change somebody’s life.
  24. I have a deep desire to see something beautiful; I mean stunningly beautiful.
  25. I really want to have my own blog.  My blogging idol is Brandy Campbell, one of my college professors.  
Stay tuned, I may actually post more than one blog.