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Best Late Excuse…EVER

I have heard a lot of good late excuses in my day, but this is my favorite. Brian also did a great job of describing it!

Bobby M. was 3 hours late today, his story is below.

His story: He was due in at 8:45am. Bobby had trouble sleeping last night,he ate a sandwich that upset his stomach. Because he had trouble falling asleep, he didn’t get to sleep until late in the evening, meaning he was dependent on his alarm clock to wake him up. He uses the alarm on his cell phone as his alarm clock to wake himself. It turns out, Bobby’s dog Eli, a 90 pound labrador, chewed up Bobby’s cell phone over the course of the night, and hid it. So, with no working alarm, Bobby woke up late. When he woke up and realized he was late, he couldn’t call, since the dog ate & hid
his phone. So, he rushed to his local convenience store, to use a pay
phone, to let us know about the situation. But at the store, a person was on the pay phone for 40 minutes, before Bobby realized/decided this person was just not going to stop talking. So now, Bobby was really late, and he did not know where else he could go to get to a phone – he managed to find a pay phone at a coffee shop, and called me then (almost 2 hours after his shift began), to explain what had happened thus far. Bobby them cleaned himself up and made sure to be in by noon.

Something we did discuss was that it might be smart for him to buy a
reliable alarm clock.


It takes “the dog ate my homework” to a whole new level! Thanks to Brian and Bobby for letting me post this!



Harry Potter All Grown Up


I’m Going To Name Mine

Creepy Crawlies in your eyes! I just took down some stupid photo of bugs in your eyelashes because of this-“It is sites like this which are undermining our livelihood. You have two of our specialist scanning electron micrographs on this page with no credit and no payment of a licence fee. The copied images above enable everyone and anyone to download our micrographs and use them for anything they want. Our business is suffering and is likely to go down because of you and sites like yours. The micrographs are of demodex folliculorum or eyelash mites. They take expertise, experience and some exceptionally expensive hardware to produce. You can see them on our site. Please remove them immediately.” Yes, Dude. Your business is failing because my tiny ass little blog post from 2007.

It’s a little horrifying to see them close up. I surfed into Oprah the other day and the show was about the germs and mites and such that live in your house. I don’t even want to know what’s in my pillows. After watching that show I did start vacuuming my mattress though. With my Dyson. I never posted that I finally got my dream vacuum, the Dyson Animal. Probably because I felt like a dirty little consumer buying such an expensive item but it really does work on the animal hair in this house. I have had it a few months and still haven’t figured out all the attachments.

Speaking of naming things-I have added two new members to the household. Two Siamese Fighting Fish or Bettas. I use to always have at least 7 or 8, (maybe more) at a time when I was in college. I had them for quite a few years in Chicago as well but when we moved into the house Shaylah accidently offed the last two. It truly was an accident. Shaylah likes moving water and pushes her water bowls to make the water ripple or something and she pushed the last two bowls off the kitchen counter where I hidden them “out of her reach”. SO far I have these two in a safe zone. I decided to name them Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burroughs-the brothers in Prison Break! Lincoln is the more feisty of the the two and Michael actually did try to escape! I bought them during work so they were sitting on my desk for the rest of the day. I had Michael on top of an unlit Yankee Candle and he got all crazy and rocked the bowl right off! Crazy fish!

ps-Wentworth Miller aka Michael Scofield is my current imaginary boyfriend. I like his pretty eyes. Remember him as the “devil” in the last two episodes of Joan of Arcadia? (moment of silence for Joan of Arcadia). And he was on Popular. (moment of silence for Popular).

pss-Prison Break Season 1, Joan of Arcadia and Popular all make great Netflix rentals!


My Native American Zodiac sign is Beaver; my plant is Wild Clover.

Birthday Calculator

This is very informative. And fun!

You were born on a Friday
under the astrological sign Taurus.
Your Life path number is 6.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 6 & 9.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.

How compatible are we? John and I “get along well” Chris and I are “most compatible”. These are the only birthdays I knew by heart. It would be fun to know others. Except you 1, 5 & 7’s. I don’t care about you “least compatible” people. Ahahahahahaha. Just kidding.

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.9679060665362 years old. (You’re still chasing cats!)-

This means I am about the same age as Lilo!


Oh Mr Colbert…


Oh Kele De…

nice tongue


After Ish…

After Ish we took a walk through Millenium Park.

John walking…

Tasha doing a cartwheel-Look you can see through her!

John and I then went to dinner. At Bennigans. I am mentioning this mainly because John Henning HATES Bennigans so it’s fun to bug him with this knowledge. He is such a loyal reader. (Special note for John Henning-AND I drank Killians Irish Red which you hate too! But the waiter must have also hated it because he questioned my order. “You know we have other beer, right? It’s just the one pictured. You don’t have to order it.” But I like Killian’s. It reminds me of Karin Killian AND RT Quinlan’s. )
Now full of tasty faux-Irish food and cheap beer we enjoyed the scenic walk back to the underground garage. We were stopped in our tracks by this view-it looked like a scene from Batman-The Dark Knight

Then we tried to bail our car out of the very expensive parking ramp and the machine took our parking ticket, ate our credit card and shut down!

It was kind of funny but we had to wait down there for security to come and release us. I thought they should have let us park for free since we had to wait but no such luck. Not even a discount for our time. We should have at least got the pleasant/polite/patient people discount.



Tonight we went to see 4-Ish down at the Harris Theatre in Millenium Park.

Chris Jones in the Trib did a good job of describing the show.

“4-Ish”–the non-stop, break-dancing, hip-hop, extreme-sports, in-line skating extravaganza now at the Harris Theatre….
Because the name of the group, ISH, reveals, like, nothing, know that the 70-minute show you’re buying here is probably best described as a combination of “Stomp,” “Noise/Funk,” “The Def Poetry Jam” and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus — with the mostly American street-culture influences leavened with a touch of that trendy Euro-aesthetic (i.e. everything is performed with a just a little ironic distance).


I wanted to see the show for several reasons.
1. I like seeing alternative forms of theater. Maybe it’s the Blue Man Group in me, but its exciting to see different forms of live entertainment.
2. They have been working with one of my favorite charities-Awassa Children’s Project
3. It will inspire me in my Hip Hop Dance Class.

John slept through most of it but I had a good time. John sleeps through ALL theatre. During some of the really wild skating stuff I was all like, “whoo!” and “ah!” It was neat. And the dancing was fun. And there was a roller disco number-big afro wigs and dancing on roller skates! Awesome!

The cast is coming to Blue Man on Sunday. I think they are going to love it.