Hey…are those 2 more new windows in your house or are you just happy to see me…

July 11, 2009 at 4:54 pm (Day to Day, Home Improvement, Pictures, Windows) (, , , )

…through those 2 new windows that are in your house….?? Too much??

That is really stretching the “joke”, but what the hell! New windows! Three purchased, three installed! Really, really nice! John Smith! Rocked In!  Even if I told you that was his real name you wouldn’t believe it! He did an awesome job! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

My only sadness is that it is 90 again here in Chicago and I had to close them for the air. Boohoo. I’m willing to sweat it out for the sake of just having windows that open, that I want to look at…but the kids don’t like to be too sweaty. Spoiled!

We have their room and the bathroom done now. I am especially pleased with the bathroom. It looks way better than what I figured it would. With these types of houses, only so much is possible. Above and beyond!

Anyway…this is the first…

These are the rest:





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It’s a Mike Rowe kind of day…and that ain’t bad!

July 11, 2009 at 4:10 pm (Pictures) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Mike Rowe cropped

I’ve been so busy with my own life, I almost forgot about my future husband. Silly! The boy was watching the “Dirty Jobs” and I am hooked again! I already have Mike and his show on my I-Pod for totally mobile viewing; you know, for those times I get the urge to get a little “dirty”. Ha.

And for awhile there I was watching his show and visiting his site every day. I mean every, single, day. I was obsessed! That’s how I discovered that I am not the only one. Apparently Mike has A LOT of fans. They write to him and send him stuff and devote their Internet musings to him….I love him, but we hardly know each other! And I’m not very “crafty”. I’d like to make him a collage of all his greatest moments and put it in a frame box with memento’s and video and endless devotional messages to his outstanding hotness, and then send it to him…but sadly, I am not too creative with that kind of stuff. Maybe I’ll write him a love blog. Hee hee hee, just writing that makes me giggle. I guess I’ll just love him from afar! If the universe deems it so…then it shall be…

Anyhoo, he’s been off the market for awhile on the Ford front, but I recently saw a new commercial. Not bad, but nothing can really top the truck ones. How can you beat Mike walking and talking and driving around in those big F150’s and going on about power trains, bed lengths, boxed frames, tow capacities; hauling and suspension; strength and being Ford tough…whatever…I can barely listen to the pitch without having to excuse myself.

But enough about that. He’s narrating a new show, “Wild Pacific” on Discovery. We will be watching. Nature and Mike. Good enough for me!

Click it here for more on the man and what he’s doing.

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July 11, 2009 at 3:30 pm (Pictures) (, , , , , , )

This is just a still from my favorite episode! “Dirty Jobs: Billboard Installer”. You can really get a feel for Mike Rowe and his complete “man-ness”. If that is a word. I need an expression to say how manly he is or seems to be. It’s very male, but still relatable to having a love affair with. He seems like he could fix anything that is wrong with you, whether you knew it was broke or not. He is the total package. If you do not want to have a man exactly like this—whoever you are—than you just don’t know.

Sorry I couldn’t find any clips of the actual episode, but seek it out…true love takes a little work! Come On!


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Cool Word of the Day!

July 11, 2009 at 3:25 pm (Cool Words) (, , , , , , )

Pliant (adjective)

Definition: Flexible: pliable;  Suitable for varied uses;  Readily adaptable to change;  Easily influenced by others.

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Can you say…loser?!?

July 11, 2009 at 1:59 pm (Pictures, Pocket Poker) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Or winner?!? Hmmm…Despite the fact that I have no time to post anything that my loyal fans want to read…Sorry people…school HAS to come first. I need a job with a good future and a good paycheck and that gives me the feeling that I am actually making a difference in the world!

Beyond the new windows—pictures in a few!!!!!—and the laundry and the kids coming home, then leaving, then coming home again, then babysitting nieces and nephews, then cleaning up the window mess and re-painting…I still had time for some POCKET POKER!

Oh yeah. I am the queen of the hand-held video gamer. I pretend I am in Vegas, and I just go for broke!

Broke for me at the moment is 600 points! Please refer back to the previous post, weeks ago when I broke 500. I achieved this chance success with a few Four-of-a-Kinds and one Straight Flush.

I am on the trail of the elusive Royal Flush. 3000 points!

I have only gotten it one time in the history of my playing. Before the long break when I lost it.

I have to go take a shower now because we have to re-caulk the tub and it will be unavailable for 24 hours.

Enjoy the picture below and stay tuned for more later! I’m halfway done with the studying…reading a butt load of chapters is next but I can squeeze in computer time!


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