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Halloween

How many of you know that when the porch light is out that means that the person(s) is not home or not participating in Halloween? Well, a bunch of people in our neighborhood apparently have forgotten or choose to ignore this little bit of etiquette.

Both Tim and I had the idea to make a sign for our front door. Here's his:
For those of you who are visually impaired, or just plain (insert expletive) stupid, our porch light is OUT - this means we are NOT participating in Halloween. The next idiot who can't figure this simple thing out will receive one hollow-point 9mm to their (apparently) already empty head!



Here's mine:
WE HAVE
NO MORE CANDY
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guess which one got put on the door.

FLASH TRAFFIC - UCO SIGHTING - IMMEDIATE:)

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Sargent
Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2005 4:36 PM
To: 'Annette Sargent'
Subject: FLASH TRAFFIC - UCO SIGHTING - IMMEDIATE:)

FLASH FLASH FLASH23OCT050025ZSUBJ:  UCO SIGHTINGCONFIRMED UCO (UNIDENTIFIED CLEANING OBJECT) SIGHTING AT PRIMARY RESIDENCE.INITIAL REPORTS INDICATE UCO RESPONDS TO IDENTIFIER “JOY”.WHEN QUERIED AS TO THE UCO’S ACTIVITIES, RESPONDED “I’M CLEANING MY ROOM”.CINCHOUSE SENDS. Translation:  Your daughter was putting her books away all by herself and told me she was cleaning her room JOf course, now she’s back in our room wanting to know if I can help her….oh well…the illusion was nice while it lasted.I’ve got the paper of the floor and my desk, and the dresser almost cleaned off….hoping for fridge and hopechest and my pile of paper in the right corner of my desk by evening’s end, plus Joy’s room.I’m on disc 4 of B5 season 3 – when is it due back?  Monday?And YDD wants Mickel Donalds – Regular Fries….Ti…

Five Days with Katrina

My hubby came across this from a friend at work and sent it to me.
PROLOGUE: On Sunday August 28 I woke up at 5 in the morning to go to my morning job at the Chateau Sonesta Hotel. The night before, we had been warned that Hurricane Katrina was preying her eyes upon us. In the modern history of New Orleans, there has NEVER been a direct hit by a hurricane. In everyone's mind, this hurricane would follow the same path that hundreds of past storms had done before. However, because of the size of the storm and ferocity which it tore through South Florida, the citizens of The Big Easy prepared themselves as best they could... this is MY tale of the events...

London Symphony does Super Mario Brothers

Word of the day

"loquacious: very talkative."

yup, that's me, especially after a Code Red, if I'm not bouncing off the walls ...boingy boingy boingy It's sunny outside!!!!!

Oh hey!!!!

Oddly Enough News Article | Reuters.com: "Inventions: Sex drive patch to sideways bike
Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:10 AM ET

By Jeremy Lovell
LONDON (Reuters) - From a scented patch to boost a woman's sex drive to a bicycle that travels sideways, the weird, wonderful and wacky were out in force at the British Invention Show on Saturday.

Inventor Liz Paul claims that her Scentuelle -- a tiny transparent patch that exudes dopamines and is worn by a woman on her wrist to recharge her sexual battery -- is just what today's stressed and multi-tasking females need.

'Men have Viagra, now we women have this,' she told Reuters at the show in north London's Alexandra Palace. 'Research has shown that 35 percent of women have problems with their libido.'

At the other end of the scale she also has a patch that might not be quite so welcomed by women as it blocks cravings for chocolate -- regarded by many women to be as good as sex."


[snip] more odd things in the articl…

WHAT A MORNING!

My daughter woke up early, poked her head out of her room and stated "I'm getting dressed for school!" -- She was dressed before I was and has done nothing but exclaim vociferously about getting on the bus and going to school. She had me make her a lunch (peanut butter and jelly) cookies, and chips, and a Capri Sun. THe girl knows how to make a sack lunch.

Then REI calls to let me know that my son's new sleeping bag is in. And I have a few other errands to run, but I am waiting on another dck to arrive. (dck=daycare kid).

AND I am still burning DVDs for my trip

I feel frazzled already!

WHAT A MORNING!

My daughter woke up early, poked her head out of her room and stated "I'm getting dressed for school!" -- She was dressed before I was and has done nothing but exclaim vociferously about getting on the bus and going to school. She had me make her a lunch (peanut butter and jelly) cookies, and chips, and a Capri Sun. THe girl knows how to make a sack lunch.

Then REI calls to let me know that my son's new sleeping bag is in. And I have a few other errands to run, but I am waiting on another dck to arrive. (dck=daycare kid).

AND I am still burning DVDs for my trip

I feel frazzled already!

burn, baby, burn

Burning dvd's, eating pb&j's and watching ER. I think my hubby is getting hooked. He's the one always reminding me that it's on. If you are chatting with me when it comes on, wait till a commercial break :)

John Leguizamo (did I spell that right?) debuts tonight as the attending doctor, and man has he got ATTITUDE. I'm used to him doing comedy, so this will be different.

Farscape : Uncharted Territories

Farscape Wallpapers. Pretty awesome designs on some of them

NarniaWeb - Your Source For Narnia Movie News

NARNIA WALLPAPER!!!!

I think I am just link happy today.

ThinkGeek :: PlusDeck

OH MY GOSH! A casette deck for your PC. And there's someone who stuffed it into a Dell tower (check out the customer action shot). Wow.

ThinkGeek :: Stuff for Smart Masses

ThinkGeek :: Stuff for Smart Masses

joss whedon is my master now .... wonder if they make a babydoll t-shirt with that

The Christian Paradox (Harpers.org)

The Christian Paradox (Harpers.org): "And therein is the paradox. America is simultaneously the most professedly Christian of the developed nations and the least Christian in its behavior. That paradox -- more important, perhaps, than the much touted ability of French women to stay thin on a diet of chocolate and cheese -- illuminates the hollow at the core of our boastful, careening culture. " [snip]...

I confess, even as I write these words, to a feeling close to embarrassment. Because in public we tend not to talk about such things—my theory of what Jesus mostly meant seems like it should be left in church, or confined to some religious publication. But remember the overwhelming connection between America and Christianity; what Jesus meant is the most deeply potent political, cultural, social question. To ignore it, or leave it to the bullies and the salesmen of the televangelist sects, means to walk away from a central battle over American identity. At the moment, the ide…

NetMonkey

Here on the Internet, our modus operandi is to educate in a fun and interesting way, the virtues of Cyber Ethics. Relying on the experiences of former software pirates and hackers, Net Monkey attempts to spread the ethical ideals of what is right and wrong, the consequences of our actions, and how to legally enjoying the vast wealth of distributed content on the Internet (while staying out of prison).

Lose weight, enjoy a better sex life: study

PROOF! Too bad more men didn't do the study.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Obese women who start to lose weight will also see an improvement in the quality of their sex lives, according to a U.S. study released Monday.

Even a moderate weight loss reduced complaints of feeling sexually unattractive and led to improved desire, according to the study presented at the annual meeting of The North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) in Vancouver.

"If people experience benefits and rewards from their weight loss and health efforts, it may motivate them to continue a healthy lifestyle," said Martin Binks, director of behavioral health at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Researchers who tracked 161 obese women participating in a prescription weight loss program in Minnesota found almost two-thirds reported problems with aspects of their sex life when the study began.

Within the first year, the percentage of women who sai…

And now, a finishing school for men

"By Paul Majendie
LONDON (Reuters) - At what is being billed as the world's first finishing school for gentlemen, learning how to set the cutlery can be just as tricky as the fly fishing.
But after three days in a Scottish castle, the students emerge from a minefield of etiquette knowing everything from how much to tip the gamekeeper to how to walk with a book balanced on their heads.

'We have opened the floodgates of politeness around the world,' said Diana Mather whose Finishing Academy has now attracted would-be candidates from as far afield as Canada, Pakistan and Japan.

'We are teaching British manners, which are the gold standard and the benchmark for the world,' said Mather, a former actress and BBC presenter who truly believes the old adage 'Manners Makyth Man.'

'Good manners are ageless, priceless and classless,' said Mather who charges 650 pounds for a three-day course.

'We think it is the world's first finishing school for men,'…

Oddly Enough News Article | Reuters.com

"VALLETTA (Reuters) - Two hooded gunmen who robbed a pharmacy returned an elderly woman's purse after she told them it contained the only money she had to buy medicine, Maltese newspapers reported Tuesday.
The two men barged into a pharmacy at Marsascala, a seaside village in the south of the island, Monday and took 600 Malta liri from the till after threatening the pharmacist with their guns.
One of them grabbed the purse held by the elderly woman who was waiting to be served, then handed it back after her pleading and rushed out to a waiting motorcycle."

Memorable Quotes from "Farscape"

And this is why Farscape is one of my fave shows. The dialogue!!!!

Check out these lines that some lovely people have posted at IMDB

My new fave hangout

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deviantART: The Dwellers of the Red Forest by *kerembeyit

This is my latest piece that I've made for The Catalogue Of Fantastic Literature by Phoenix Publishing.
There's a short story in the it which is written by S. Erdem Türközü. The illustration is about that story.

The story is about a clumsy dragon who likes to read a lot but always gets so excited in the end of the stories and accidently burns the books. "What on earth a dragon likes to read about?" you may ask..Well, he usually reads about his profession which are:
"A Guide to Avoid Stubborn Knights", "Princesses Kidnapping" and stuff like that

Anyhow, he finds the solution in the town nearby by kidnapping a girl and making her read the stories for himself.
Then, they become friends.. Then.. Well, I probably shouldn't tell the rest of the story.

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I agree with the comment about the girl, but the dragon is worth printing. And the story does seem interesting, wonder if my library has the publication ...

New Bond 'speechless' as he makes his debut - By Jenny Booth

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The name is Craig. Daniel Craig. The 37-year-old actor was finally unveiled as the sixth James Bond today - although the news came as little surprise, after being leaked early by his excited mum.

Craig arrived in true 007 style on a speedboat up the Thames, to be introduced to the world's media at a press conference aboard HMS President.

Flanked by Royal Marines and smartly dressed in a suit and sunglasses, he leaped aboard a rigid raider craft at HMS Belfast and sped under Tower Bridge on his way to the rendezvous. His boat was flanked by four other Royal Marine craft. His super-smooth image was only slightly spoiled by the fact that he was wearing a lifejacket.

As he walked up the gangplank he was ambushed by a barrage of questions. Asked how he was feeling about his new role, a beaming Craig replied: "I’m speechless at the moment."

Then he obligingly posed for photographers on deck, with his arms around Bond producer Barbara Broccoli.

His first mission will be to star in…

Broadband

Just call me broadband. That's my new nickname. From my hubby :) For those of you who know me and know broadband's motto, you'll probably get it. For those of you who don't ... get broadband :)

ER

BLAME IT ON THE RAIN
9:59pm 2005-10-13 ALL NEW!
A PATIENT WAKES UP FROM A NINE YEAR COMA - A patient who has been in a coma for nine years suddenly awakens in the ER and Kovac (Goran Visnjic) struggles with whether he should reveal her the truth about her past. Abby (Maura Tierney) comforts Dr. Dubenko (Leland Orser) after he finds out some troubling news. New Nurse Manager Eve (Kristen Johnston '3rd Rock from the Sun') makes waves in the ER as she implements her strict methods. Also starring Laura Innes, Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer, Laura Cardellini, Shane West, Parminder Nagra and Scott Grimes. TV-14"
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I wanted to know who the new doc is. He looks a little like Richard Gere and apparently has the early stage of prostate cancer. He's cute and geeky. And looking at losing the opportunity to get erect or have kids, essentially never have sex again. And Abby is .... well, watch the episode.

I gotta get this series on DVD! I watc…

One Word about ME

ONE WORD



Describe me in ONE WORD...just one word! Send it to me
only, then send this message to your friends and see
how many strange things people say about U!
=============================== Annette Sargent "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."  -Robert A. Heinlein

Word of the Day

conurbation: an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities.

Sounds like LA.
"Where are you from?"
"L.A."
"Where in L.A.?" ..... and so forth until you get to the neighborhood if not the cross-streets. I had that conversation last night. More *employed*good-looking Black men in *one* place than I have seen in years! Not quite Heaven, but my goodness, for once I didn't feel out of place.

Relaxed dinner is the point of getting together

This is sooooo me (us)!!! Though I don't know what I do with a house that I could *fit* a 9-foot dining room table in. Definitely have more people over, I mean, that is the point of entertaining and hospitality. I like this one because I spent most of the day cleaning. Not that you can tell after my kids have "relaxed", but at least I'm not the only one!

The day before Pam was to arrive, I realized what I'd done: invited a nationally recognized entertaining expert to my house on a crazy work day that allowed no time to prep ahead and, more significantly, no time to clean up the house.

Many people assume that if you're good at one domestic art, you're good at all of them, especially if your name is Martha and you're from Connecticut. But in my case, all the chips seem to have landed in the 'she cooks!' basket and none in the basket marked 'she cleans!' (Don't even peer into the empty void marked 'she folds laundry!')

I am an …

Just call Him up, and tell Him what you want

annettesargent: your daughter has been talking for at least 5 minutes to Jesus on the phone
[Wednesday;04:30 PM] annettesargent: the play phone
[Wednesday;04:30 PM] annettesargent: while watching TV
[Wednesday;04:31 PM] annettesargent: she's having a very detailed conversation....
[Wednesday;04:31 PM] annettesargent: now she's asking him where he lives
[Wednesday;04:31 PM] annettesargent: lots of "yeahs"
[Wednesday;04:32 PM] annettesargent: and she just hung up to tell me that she was talking to Him

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

another hottie to make me drool

Neil Gaiman

more depressing news

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Depression (malaise, ennui, whatever) is not good...

i gotta go, my daughter has been waiting patiently for me for like 2 hours
[Tuesday;11:31 AM] annettesargent: and now she's running around the kitchen naked and making juice and formula for her baby dolls
[Tuesday;11:31 AM] annettesargent: and drinking out a of a bottle. she hasn't used a bottle in 2 years!
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Either I am sick, exhausted, or depressed, or a little of all three It's just past 9AM on a beautiful sunny morning and my daughter had to get me up. She had already made her way downstairs, gotten herself a bowl of Cheerios and poured the milk on them (from a full gallon no less!) before she decided that she wanted my company. And she's been talking nonstop since. Oh yeah, a full gallon of milk "is not so heavy, see Mommy" -- as she takes it off the table and puts it back in the fridge.

Oh goodness ... "Mom, I'm ready to get dressed. After I get dressed can we go to the park, the one in our neighborhood?" -- Yes, she has to differentiate because there are about 3 different parks that we go to. I really should get dressed and take things to Before and After, a local consignment store. I want to ask the lady if I can display my Discovery Toys catalog and a few cards. Not to mention get store credit for some of Joy and Josh's clothes. I need a JOB!!!! …
Either I am sick, exhausted, or depressed, or a little of all three It's just past 9AM on a beautiful sunny morning and my daughter had to get me up. She had already made her way downstairs, gotten herself a bowl of Cheerios and poured the milk on them (from a full gallon no less!) before she decided that she wanted my company. And she's been talking nonstop since. Oh yeah, a full gallon of milk "is not so heavy, see Mommy" -- as she takes it off the table and puts it back in the fridge.

Oh goodness ... "Mom, I'm ready to get dressed. After I get dressed can we go to the park, the one in our neighborhood?" -- Yes, she has to differentiate because there are about 3 different parks that we go to. I really should get dressed and take things to Before and After, a local consignment store. I want to ask the lady if I can display my Discovery Toys catalog and a few cards. Not to mention get store credit for some of Joy and Josh's clothes. I need a JOB!!!! …

Personalize Google

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I don't know how old this function is, but it's cool. I wanted to make Google my home page since Comcast is giving me trouble. All that flash takes freaking forever to load. And the drag-n-drop rearranging of the Google page is just freaking cool. Hopefully some of the content that I added will show. Like the weather, and comics, and one blog about crocheting. But it's *my* Google :) If you need a gmail account, email me. I still have 100 to give away. tymberwoulffe @ gmail.com

Brobdingnagian Bards - Band page with free MP3 music downloads on SoundClick

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE listen to "If I Had a Million Ducats", especially if you need cheering up. I think I am gonna buy their albums. And definitely the song about "The Paperbag Princess". That is one of my all-time *fave* stories, from the time I was like 6.

We won!!

Well, actually, we only won one game out of three. Most of the team members didn't realize that we had a game tonight. Some people just don't read their email =).

At 8:30pm we had to decide if we were going to forfeit or not since at least 3 people didn't show. But according to the new rules, so long as we had 2 girls, we could play with four people. So we played half a game with just 4 girls and held our own. As soon as one of the guys showed up it was easier. Just for the fact that it's easier with five people against six than four against six. We lost that game.

The second game was much better.


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Brobdingnagian Bards - Celtic Folk Music at Renaissance Faires

"Over Six Million Celtic Music MP3s Served!

Scottish and Irish folk songs combined with the Lord of the Rings music and a wee bit o'Celtic fun. The Brobdingnagian Bards (pronounced brAHb'ding-n?g-EE-en) are The Original Celtic Renaissance music duo from Austin, Texas. Their unique brand of folk music on the autoharp, recorder, and mandolin has made them one of the most-popular Celtic music groups online where they give away thousands of free Celtic MP3 downloads daily.

The Brobdingnagian Bards perform coast-to-coast, and in a given month might be at a Lord of the Rings Oscar Party, a Celtic festival, or a Science Fiction Convention. However, they are an absolute favorite at Renaissance Faires where they add high-energy and wit to make every show a memorable experience. "

So I'm listening to their Memories of Middle Earth Album on Rhapsody and liking it a lot. I just might download a bunch of their free stuff. I love Ren Faires and I can get into Celtic music. I l…

WOOHOO! It works

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Well, if you ever wanted to know what I sound like ... now to set it up on Baby Blues (soon to be renamed Joy is seeing Red) and maybe SargentCentral. Hope I can set it up on multiple accounts.
yup, I am defiitaly feeling shrewish today. Nearly bit of my son's head multiple times and definitely having shorter temper today. Midol should kick in soon, once I realized that I probably needed it. WOuldn't you it, finally start getting some regular excercise and Aunt Flo decides to show up.

Mood: Cranky and Bi@tchy

Right on my arse

Last night was my first volleyball game of the season. I don't think I've played since HS P.E. (around 10th grade, about 15 years ago). Though the memory that kept coming back was *elementary* school when I first learned how to play. And setting was never stressed in those times. Just hitting the ball and getting it over the net in 3 hits or less. So, needless to say, this year I am the worst player on the team. Though there is one *super* competitive gal that instead of directing me would get in my way the few times I was able to get to the ball. And I avoid crashes more than diving (knee pads should be required!)

At the end I told our coach (who happens to be one of my daycare moms who convinced me to play) that I need work. Her words of encouragement, "Don't worry about it. Last year we had a girl who started out way worse than you and by the end of the season was better than the rest of us". The tone was was made it seem like encouragement :) I asked why she …

Oo de laley!

Or however you spell it. Watching Disney's Robin Hood.

WHAT A MORNING!!!! It's been busy, hectic, and time has raced by. And wouldn't you know it, both kidlets that I have today fell asleep ten minutes before lunch was ready. Ah well, blessed are the flexible. We'll just have it after they wake up. Gave me a chance to properly clean the table. I really want to vacuum, but one of the babes is a light sleeper. The other sleeps like the dead, just like her father.

the quiet is blissful. I'm only giving myself a 15-minute break before I go back to cleaning. These two can wreck a house before you can spell "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" (gee, I hope I spelled THAT right).

Off to check email and take a few more deep breaths.

Ten Symptoms Of A Preadultery Condition

eerily familiar...