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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Interesting Observation

I had to page one of the relatively newer manufacturing engineers back here for clarification on a customer document. He's an older man, probably in his 50's or so, white hair..... etc.

So, while he was writing down the info I was requesting, I happen to glance down at the pen he was writing with. I couldn't believe my eyes. In great big huge silver writing:

For when the time is right

Um, ok, maybe he ended up with the pen on accident?? Perhaps he walked away from a doctors office with it?? LOL

You could use a Tic Tac!

OMG! The Pinky Ring guy is in house this week. He was just back here to take a look at the solder mask thickness of the first article sample on a RoHS bd that's been giving them problems and he REEKED of alcohol! Literally, I stepped back to get away from the smell! Holy Cow!

Fresh alcohol too, not stale old puke encrusted drunk breath. Yikes!

Discovered in the production managers meeting

  • Sherri was not a 'gear head' in high school. This interesting little tidbit of information revealed when she asked "Where is the twirly thing?" as she viewed Ed's military pictures of the crashed helicopter.
  • Ed consistently drove 110 mph when he was stationed in Germany. Today he produced a button that was a BMW insignia. I inquired if that was what was left of the car.
  • Joe wore a Nova t-shirt to school almost every other day. The days he didn't wear the Nova t-shirt, he wore a Cutlass t-shirt.
  • Keith frequented the gas station where the young girl was assaulted last week. We are all fairly certain it was his face in the security camera. LOL (just kidding!)
  • Jim doesn't know what Blue Moon Beer is. At the risk of sounding uncool, neither do I, but I didn't own up to that to him.
  • Carrie can separate a mans brain from his brainstem, and tell you how to do it.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Look into my mind........

I've been sucked into a black hole and I can't get back out! (my silent thoughts as I stand and chat with the health and safety rep. He is such a nerdy loser!)

You can't be for real?! (my silent thoughts as I listened to the insurance reps lay out the new benefits package. For a single person, it's $2100 out of pocket deductible and 70-30 coverage. Most of the physicians in this area do not accept our new insurance.)

AAAAAAAAGH!!!! (my silent scream as I realized my windshield wiper snapped off in mid wipe and scared the heck out of me.)

What in the heck is on your forehead? (my silent thought as I was talking to Bill. He was bleeding from a tiny little spot above his right eyebrow.)

Ew! (my silent thought when I seen the truck driver picking his butt while dropping off a skid of packaging material.)

Bored with the old profile picture

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Words can not describe....

how mad and upset I am right now. If I stop blogging unsuspectingly, you'll know it is because I've been thrown in prison for killing my husband.

I hop in the jeep to drop my kids off and go to work. No big deal, I do it everyday. I get half way to daycare and it hits me. My ass is becoming increasingly moist. And cold. And itchy.

My husband left the window open in my jeep last night and it rained in it all night!! So, I'm assuming, seeing what he has done this morning, he shuts the window in hopes that I won't discover the crime! Like I'm not going to notice a wet ass????

So, here I am, at work with a cold, wet ass that I'm positive everyone can probably see. Maybe I'll be able to just sit here for a while, nobody may notice a thing.

Monday, November 28, 2005

The Wisdom of Yoda

Dave just pointed out the most bizarre thing I've ever seen on a circuit board! I laughed out loud, honestly.

On one of the Source NDP boards, directly in the center, in white silkscreen, the words:

Do or do not.... (topside)
there is no try. Yoda 1980 (bottom side)

I did see something one time about how the techies would encode certain things in IC's and such as a signature, but I never thought I would ever see something like this first hand! (Granted, tiny white silk screen on a green hassle finish is not the same, but, it's still cool!)

*I've asked Dave to send me pictures!

10 Things that made me laugh today

  1. The email Sandy sent that I opened in front of a million people. It was a picture of a guy sitting on a bike, wearing a helmet, with a funnel sticking out of his ass. (complete with fart sounds on the speaker)
  2. The look on Helen's face when we all realized the true nature of this email.
  3. Dave telling me how boring his vacation was, and how happy he was to be back at work.
  4. The cricket that jumped on my pant leg causing me to shriek in horror.
  5. Helen's face, once again, as she watched me freak out because of the cricket.
  6. Recounting the tale of how I drank too much rum and coke on Friday.
  7. Mr. Brownstar recounting his holiday weekend for us all. Long story short, he ended up in the ditch twice, his father's wheel chair froze to the ground, the turkey was partially eaten by the dog, his son became engaged, and he burned his comb over on a lit candle.
  8. Discovering leaves in the bathtub as I hopped in to take a shower. Leaves??
  9. Zach trying to get a brush through his hair. He's becoming a bush baby.
  10. Watching the hot shot guy in the vehicle next to me spill coffee all over in his lap at the gas station. Ha!! (sadistic, I know. But, he was a jerk to the cashier.)

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Who would have thought?

You Are a Martini

There's no other way to say it: you're a total lush.
You hold your liquor well, and you hold a lot of it!

What do instant coffee, a half eaten hard candy, and black pepper have in common?

I'll bet you can't guess. Give up?

I awoke this morning to find all three in bed with me, along with a very mischievous Thomas, complete with coffee grounds crusted around his mouth.

I'll bet that tasted yummy! LOL

Saturday, November 26, 2005

If this is any indication what the winter will be like.......

Only 2 weeks after our first snow fall, we already have about 10 inches accumulated. I don't even want to think about how much more snow we'll be getting.

I do have to say, though, the one redeeming quality snow has is the picturesque views it creates. Posted by Picasa

Because I'm feeling a little black and white

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Not Feeling Well

My bad, I had no appetite all day yesterday so I really didn't eat a whole lot. I ended up drinking a million rum and cokes last night. If I can just make it through the day......

Note to self: always eat before you consume so much rum and coke. Ugh!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Beautiful Morning

I opened my eyes to the most beautiful sight. I just had to share. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 24, 2005

I did it myself!

I am thankful that I was able to cook this bad boy all by myself! (With the exception of cleaning out the nasty stuff. Ew.)

I am thankful that everything turned out so good! I'm not the best cook in the world, this was a real treat.

I am thankful that I didn't have to spend the day with my in-laws. I have a blond siter-in-law who has had a boob job and continuously talks about hiring a nanny. Her husband, my husband's brother, is totally wrapped up material items. I have a brunette sister-in-law who is forever on the quest to be perfect. Ever since she has had her braces removed, her teeth just look plain weird. Her husband, my husband's other brother, is kind of sullen and angry. I have a brother-in-law who is an absolute low life. He was once arrested for embezzling money from Toys for Tots. I might add, these charges were later dropped. His wife, my husband's sister, always asks me about my family, knowing full well that I have nothing to do with them. Last year she compared my family to a circus. I have a brother-in-law that I really get along with. He is NEVER at these functions. I can't imagine why?? His wife, my husband's other sister, is a control freak. She always asks me how things are going at work. By the way, I happen to be the only female in his family who does work full time outside the house.

I am thankful that my kids are healthy, and happy, and make me smile. (I could, however, do without the holy terror portion.)

I am thankful to be away from work on this much needed 4 day weekend.

Today's Menu:

Pumpkin Tortes - these were absolutely scrumptious!
Taco Salad - What could go better with a turkey with all the fixings?? LOL
Tuna fish casserole - Zach's favorite.
Dinner Rolls - Pillsbury heat and serve. Yummy!
Turkey/Dressing - made the dressing from scratch, thank you very much! :)
Turkey Gravy - also made from scratch.
Baked Potato - Charlie's idea.

Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday! Posted by Picasa

Turkey Day

Hope everyone has a happy Turkey Day!!

Wish me luck.... I've decided to cook my own Thanksgiving meal today. (Totally a last minute decision. After commenting in seahag's blog, I realized just how much I hate getting together with my husband's family.)

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Tom Turkey

Thomas and the gang from daycare just 'being turkeys'.

I had this wonderful surprise sitting in my email when I got to work today. Posted by Picasa


Bill and Joe have totally gone crazy with the paperball war! It has become a fiasco! Joe threw a paperball at me, hit me in the eye. Bill retaliates with my bottle of water. Spicegirl shows up at the moment Joe was tossing over a box full of styrofoam peanuts.

Note to everyone: Spicegirl is my Boss!

I can't imagine what she was thinking.

Spicegirl outfit of the day - black mesh hockey jersey, black sequined tank top, and skin tight black jeans. (So tight the material is literally creased into her skin where there should normally be a wrinkle.) It should be against the law for a person to wear jeans this tight. On top of the fact that creating the illusion of being harnessed into your clothing is not attractive, I can't imagine it is healthy for you either. Ugh!! Hello UTI!

Where was it made?

For some reason this morning, I decided to keep track of everything on my body today. You'd be surprised what you find out if you did this yourself!

  • Levi's 515 red tab boot cut jeans - Guatemala
  • Croft and Barrow brown turtleneck sweater - Venezuela
  • 'Intimates Collection' black bra - China
  • 'Intimates Collection' matching black panties - Mexico
  • Brown leather belt - China
  • Brown leather tall heeled boots - China
  • Colombia winter jacket - this one's a tricky one, you would think Colombia, but it's made in China

The only thing about me that was made in America is me. LOL

I think tonight I'm going to search my closet to see if I actually have anything that was made in America.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Secret Confession

Helen wore boots to work today because of the snow. Those boots were so smelly I couldn't stand to have them next to my desk!!!

I moved them to the farthest corner I could find. She has spent the last half hour looking for her boots. OOPS! (I've been in a meeting for the past hour.)

The 10 Most Irritating Things a Person Can Say to Me

  1. You look like you're having a bad day. (If it's that obvious, why in the hell are you bringing it up??)
  2. Smile! (If I felt like smiling, I would be.)
  3. Can I steal a second of your time? (Do I have a choice? Probably not, so, why are you asking?)
  4. Can you take a look at this [work] for me Sherri? (Translation, I'm too lazy/busy to do my own work, so, I need you to do it for me.)
  5. Would you like fries with that? (I would have ordered fries if I wanted them.)
  6. I'll be there in 10 minutes. (Translation, I have no idea when I'll be able to be there, hopefully I can make it in 10 minutes.)
  7. Do you know what time it is? (I don't wear a watch, what makes you think I know the time?)
  8. Don't look at me. (Never an appropriate answer to a question. 'Just say I don't know.')
  9. What did you do to your hair? (Instant panic. Do I look bad? I didn't do anything differently then I normally do.)
  10. How was your day? (If you aren't expecting an answer, don't ask. I will tell you how my day was whether you want to hear or not.)

Monday, November 21, 2005

Jeff Foxworthy on Michigan

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in Michigan.

If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because Pelston is the coldest spot in the nation, you might livein Michigan.

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March, you might live in Michigan

If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the year, you might live in Michigan.

If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there, you might live in Michigan.

If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead, you might live in Michigan.

If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you might live in Michigan.

If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, you might live in Michigan.

If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you might live in Michigan.


1. "Vacation" means going up north past US-75 for the weekend.
2. You measure distance in hours.
3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
4. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.
5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.
6. You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings).
7. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
8. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.
9. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
10. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
11. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.
12. You can identify a southern or eastern accent.
13. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue spruce.
14. You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.
15. Down South to you means Indiana.
16. A brat is something you eat.
17. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole shed.
18. You go out to fish fry every Friday.
19. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.
20. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
21. You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."
22. You actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all your Michigan friends.

Just a little funny to start the week! Hope you enjoyed...... (sad but true, I have participated in many of these items! LOL)

Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Results are In

What color are your eyes?

19% of you have Blue eyes
52% of you have Brown eyes
14% of you have Green eyes
14% of you have Hazel eyes

Thanks to everyone who participated in last weeks on line poll! It looks as though brown eyes have taken an overwhelming majority. Don't forget to check out this weeks question.

*In case you are wondering, I have blue eyes. And yes, the offical birthday boy weekend has come to a close.

Birthday Cake (Before)

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Birthday Cake (Somewhere in the middle)

Is it me? Or, do I seem to be missing something?? Posted by Picasa

Birthday Cake (After)

Mmmmmmm......... Posted by Picasa

Looks good Momma.....

(Do you think she'll notice I took a taste?) Posted by Picasa

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Just light the candles already!

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Here I go!

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Thomas Story #3

It was a long time after I had Zach before I even considered the thought of having another baby. The second time around I was going to make sure I did things right. Nice house, financial stability, marriage.

Finally at the ripe old age of 28 I had my second child. It had been 8 years since Zachary had been a baby, and let me tell you, it was an eye opening experience all over again. How soon you forget about sleepless nights and dirty diapers and being covered in spit up.

Because of my c-section I hadn't done much outside the house so Charlie decided it would be nice for us to all go out for breakfast. Thomas was about 5 weeks old, and I was getting stir crazy from being cooped up.

We arrive at the restaurant and in an excited hurry head up to the door. Charlie is asking me what I wanted for breakfast, I'm telling him I don't know yet, he's talking about getting the 'Hearty Breakfast', and poor little Zach is standing in the middle of the parking lot. I look back and urge Zach to hurry up, we were almost at the door. In a worried little voice he asks if we are leaving Thomas out in the car.

We forgot to grab Thomas!! The poor little guy was still sleeping away in his carseat.

Happy Birthday Thomas!

If you look carefully you can see where he has decided to give himself a haircut. such a thoughtful little guy!! LOL

Sneaky too. He has already discovered his big birthday present, one of those little tykes cars. He's been playing in it all morning. I'll be sure to snap a picture. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Thomas story #2

From the minute Thomas was born he has had a thing with hair. He loves to play with it, and rub it between his fingers.

It was a particularly long day and I just didn't have the energy to sit up with Thomas. Our routine had been to rock him in the chair until he was nearly asleep and then place him in his crib. On this particular night I just took Thomas to bed with me hoping and praying he would just drift off to sleep along with me.

Sometime during the night I had started dreaming about a huge bright green tomato worm in my hair, each of it's legs grasped onto a different section of hair. I was standing next to a fence freaking out. I awoke to discover that Thomas was scrunching my hair with his tiny little baby hands in his sleep. The fence? I was grasping for dear life on to the headboard of my bed.

I'm laughing even now as I'm typing about this. This is one of my absolute favorite memories.

Look! It's a bird.... It's a plane..... it's Super Thomas!!!

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Beware evil do-er!

For wherever you decide to congregate, I will be there! Posted by Picasa

The official start of the birthday boy weekend.


My little guy turns 3 years old tommorrow. I can't believe how fast the time has gone by. It seems like just the other day I was cruising around the house at 2:30 in the morning because the little bugger wouldn't sleep.

In honor of Thomas, I've decided to pass along some of the best stories and experiences I've had with him.

I think it's only fitting that I start with the day he was brought into this world.

Thomas was a huge baby. He weighed 10lbs 1oz at birth and was breech throughout the entire pregnancy. He was a bugger even before he was born!

So the time came for me to go in for delivery. (Because of health concerns, it was scheduled way in advance that I would have a c-section.) There I lay with 20 people huddled around me, an anesthesiologist mere inches from my face, and Charlie giving me the play by play as the doctor cut through my skin. Suddenly the doctor starts to laugh, and he's telling a few of the other people in the room to take a look, my baby was biting his thumb.

It was that moment in time that I knew without a shadow of a doubt, he was going to take the world by storm. Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 18, 2005

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow......

I hate snow! We've only had snow for 2 days and I'm already sick of it! LOL Posted by Picasa

Do you think I could be a snow bunny??

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