Monday, December 1, 2008

The Parrot

A young man named John received a parrot as an early Christmas gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back.

John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. John, in desperation, threw up his hands, grabbed the bird and shoved him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said 'I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.' John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued....

........"May I inquire as to what the turkey did?'

~ Happy Thanksgiving to all ~

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cutest Picture Ever

So I am in the midst of putting up some pictures from seeing Trans Siberian Orchestra when Paula sent me a picture of Kumen and their dog Lotti sleeping. I stopped what I was doing to post this picture, it is so cute

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Time at HWT

Well it's Halloween time again and I have to say I was quite impressed with the turn out of costumes this year where I work compared to last year. There were only 3-4 people dressed up last year.

Here are a few selections of what costume designs people came up with:

One of those picture frames at a beach you put your head and arms in

We even had Santa come a little early this year. You've gotta love your job when the Head Honcho Boss shows up as Santa Clause :)

Yes we had a guest visitor as well. Who knew that Sara Palin would stop by and visit us non Mavericks. Of course she had to take her picture with the King. I nominate the King for King of HWT at least for a day, maybe a week.

It might just be me but I don't think I have ever seen a better looking Medusa, then again if I had ever seen a real Medusa before I guess I would be all stone right now.

The wonderful thing about tiggers, Is tiggers are wonderful things, Their tops are made out of rubber, Their bottoms are made out of springs, They're bouncy,trouncy,flouncy,POUNCY, Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is I'm the only one!!

Now don't get alarmed this is a wig, but I think she could pull this off on a daily occurrence, what do you think?

Some of the products we sell can be assembled to make what we call Mat Man. We had a book come out this year called Mat Man Hats so we decided to not only be Mat Man but all different Hats from the book.

Then of course we have to do an individual shot of the Cold Stone Mat Man. It didn't make it into this book, but I'm pushing to get it into the next book.

Last but not least I want to thank Julie for the cute picture this year for my Birthday Email to the company. I also wanted to bring out last years picture as well. I love them both. Thanks Julie for a great job on both. The Dancing Elephant was this years, and the Mat Man riding the Elephant was last years. I look forward to these every year :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Men are such Hypocrits

I just got this e-mail and it made me laugh so I just wanted to share it :)

This morning on the Interstate, I looked over to my left and there was a
Woman in a brand new Cadillac doing 75 mph with her face, up next to her
rear view mirror putting on her eyeliner.

I looked away for a couple seconds. When I looked back she was halfway
over in my lane, still working on that makeup. As a man, I don't scare
easily but she scared me so much I dropped my electric shaver which
knocked the doughnut I was eating out of my other hand.

In all the confusion of trying to straighten out the car using my knees
against the steering wheel, it knocked my cell phone away from my ear.
It fell into the coffee which was between my legs. The coffee splashed
and burned Big Jim and the Twins, ruined the damn phone, soaked my
trousers, and disconnected an important call.

Damn women drivers!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Graduation Party

My mom was finally finished her classes for her bachelors. All though she still needs to take the classes for her Teaching Certificate, the long hard part is over. To celebrate this accomplishment my dad and I threw her a surprise party. There was alot of fun going on that I was only able to take a few pictures.

I set up mostly everything the night before as I knew my time would be limited Saturday to get the food, set it up all before she got there. Since my mom really likes Popeyes, we opted for that.

For her gift, a few days ago she mentioned that one of her brothers stopped by her moms house and gave her mom some Saskatoon Berries. My grandma then made a Saskatoon pie. Apparently one of my moms favorites. Well I think I was able to top that. . . The card reads as follows. . .

Did you know. . .

Serviceberry - Also known as shadebush because they bloom when the shade are running in the spring. The name serviceberry has kind of an interesting etymology, too, that I learned about in college while studying the cemetery in Old Jaffrey Center. Before we has backhoes, graves were obviously dug by hand. So when the serviceberry bloomed, it indicated that the ground had thawed enough to bury the winter's dead. It is also called Juneberry for obvious reasons, as well as Saskatoon which is the Cree word for the plant. The fruit is not actually a berry but a pome, which is the same type of fruit as an apple. The pomes are really vaulable to wildlife, and they're pretty tasty. I had my first one of these this morning, too, although I had some difficulty finding a ripe one. The dark pink in the picture is as ripe as they get, but the birds usually devour them before people get a chance.

Now you are probably thinking to yourself ok, yeah I know this so what's the point. WELL the point is that with all your hard work with great grandma, being a full time teacher, taking classes full time and being a wonderful mother I decided to get you your very own Saskaton (or for the states Serviceberry) tree. It will be here Monday and we can decide wehre to plant it then. Thanks for everything you do mom. I Love You :) Ok yeah I said it :)

I will be taking Saskies (the tree) first picture later this week and continually post pictures as she grows :)

Once the cards were give we all sat down for some good food. Please enjoy the random pictures below to capture the lunch.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Silly Iris

So I am sitting here (1120pm) finishing up some work and I look over at Iris and she has jumped up on a little desk I have and there is an empty paper box she wanted to sit in. She is so cute. . . just wanted to share :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Random Pictures

I was cleaning out my computer of old files and came across some oldie but goodie pictures, I wanted to take a few minutes and share with everyone.

I don't know what the alligator was doing with those two turtles but it looked funny enough to me to take a picture.

The Sushi is from last year at work, we had a sushi party, it was really good.

The golf picture is proof that I at least know how to put the golf ball on the peg and hold the club right. Now how far the ball goes, well that depends if I am using my dads clubs or my moms :)

The picture of the clouds is curtosy of my cell phone, one day I was driving home and I looked up and the clouds seemed to look like a bird (the clouds towards the top of the picture, the thinner ones).

The Salt and Pepper, well I was just trying out a new camera, question is can anyone tell me where I was at the time? the table is very distinctive for this restaurant.

Lastly the Canadian Flag and US Flag. . if I have to explain the meaning then obviously you are not aware that my mom is Canadian and my dad is US.

Updated Office

So a few posts ago I put pictures up of the office in progress. Well after I posted those I was informed that a desk would be up for grabs at work, and I asked if my name could be put on the list. Well I was the one that got it :) So here are the most recent pictures of the office update. Looking good so far I have to say.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sprained Ankle

So as some of you may have heard, I have sprained, thankfully my left ankle. I would be so bummed if it were my right, then I couldn't drive and we can't have that.

After a few requests I have decided to share my pain. . . please do not continue if you can't stomach bruises.

With each day it seems to be more bruised then before.

Day 1 (first picture) a little bruising along the base of my foot and some above my ankle.
Day 2 (second picture) a little thicker line of bruising below my ankle.
Day 3 (third picture) starting to bruise along the top of my foot toward my toes.
Day 4 (fourth picture) more bruising and going down on my foot more towards my toes
Day 5 (fifth picture) EWWW bruising is official down at my toes and look how swollen it still is.
1 Week Later and the inside of my ankle is really starting to bruise. I hope it is getting better.

It's amazing that the bruising looks worse every day but it feels a little better each day. These pictures don't completely capture the purple and green.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

New Web Cam

So a few months ago where I work gave every employee a gift card. I have been holding onto mine for a while, and finally decided that I wanted to buy a Web Cam to talk to all my friends with. Well I got it and I LOVE IT!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wedding Pictures - McKall (my cousin) and Tyson Scott

The Engagement Pictures

McKall and Tyson Scott

The Wedding - At the Temple
Pictures of the wedding Courtesy of Paula's Pictures

The Wedding - The Reception
Pictures of the wedding reception Courtesy of Paula's Pictures

Of course my dad did the music - which is why he is not in any pictures. I do have to say I love the pink shoes and pink socks. My relationship with McKall is her mother is one of my mothers younger sisters - thus cousins :)