Showing posts from October, 2007

My girls

Now if they always got along this well, things would be swell. But as it is in all families, the siblins often fight. -- Joy thinks of Zoe as her little sister. The problem these days is that Zoe can jump over Joy's head, and often jumps on her, causing much consternation and woe.

My Little Gymnast

She's getting really good at headstands. her next goal is to be able to walk on her hands.

Looking at the recently employed

So last night I got a call that I wouldn't have to work for the rest of the week because the team I was on finished enough work for almost 2 weeks. What can I say? We rock :)  I got a call today ... they want me to come in tomorrow to get trained on Vignette! And the kicker ... to come in as a temp-to-hire!!! WOOT!!!! OK, so I don't get an extra long weekend as hoped (what can I say, I like sleeping in) but I now have a job for at least 3-6 months and possibly longer. I am one happy camper, who has to go to bed early. Now I should be able to afford to go see Wicked , even without a date ;)

Missing Oregon

I miss Oregon, and my friends there so much that I watched Little People, big World just to see some familiar faces and things. How sad is that?

Did you hear the pin drop?

Subject: The French When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire building' by George Bush. He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return." It became very quiet in the room. Then there was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break one of the French engineers came back into the room saying "Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intended to do, bomb them?" A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: "Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can

When Traffic Gets “Wicked,” Go Metro … and Save On Tickets to the Smash Hit Broadway Musical

Metro riders can get 20 percent off tickets to any Tuesday performance of the smash hit musical 'Wicked,' now playing at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. It is the first time the Broadway production of 'Wicked' has partnered with a government entity. To get your discount, present your valid Metro Pass or Metro Rail ticket at the Pantages box office, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., directly across from the Metro Red Line’s Hollywood/Vine Station. Or call (213) 365-3500 to order tickets or go online to Remember to show proof of valid Metro tickets or passes and to mention the promotional code 'METRO'." I am SO doing this, especially since my temp job is in downtown. I'll be taking the Gold Line and then one of the express busses to where I need to get.

Photos from Roadtrip

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I am so screwed

All this week I have been trying to get up early in preparation for work on Monday. It ain' happening. My body refuses to get up before 8, though today it was 9. It's like my brain can't function with less than 8 hours, so I guess the first thing is to make sure that I get 8 hours. I am sooo screwed.

Getting up in the morning

Paul returned from a doctor's visit one day and told his wife Alma that the doctor said he only had 24 hours to live. Wiping away her tears, he asked her to make love with him. Of course she agreed and they made passionate love. Six hours later, Paul went to her again, and said: "Honey, now I only have 18 hours left to live. Maybe we could make love again?" Alma agrees and again they make love. Later, Paul is getting into bed when he realized he now had only eight hours of life left. He touched Alma 's shoulder and said: "Honey? Please? Just one more time before I die." She agreed, than afterward she rolled over and fell asleep. Paul, however, heard the clock ticking in his head, and he tossed and turned until he was down to only four more hours. He tapped his wife on the shoulder to wake her up. "Honey, I only have four hours left! Could we....?" His wife sat up abruptly, turned to him and said: "Listen Paul,


I just got my CA DL and had to do a double-take. I look just like my grandmother as I remember her, if a few years younger. It's kinda freaky.

back home

safe and sound if sore and tired. Got back in at 5AM. 5 states in 2 days. California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. And the scenery was so awesome I want to do some parts of it again.

fall in Grand Junction, CO

'Nette reminds me a lot of fall in Oregon right now. Though oddly enough the air smells and feels different. Must be the 6000 ft. elevation. I'm ready to hit the road since I didn't plan on more than dropping my brother and his stuff off.

and then there were the pygmies

'Nette and no, i didn't catch their names

my new friend

'Nette this one liked me, the other one didn't (BTW, this is Hobie, a mini shar-pei)


'Nette for some reason this is my favorite road sign. i bet a smile starts when you try to say it out loud. ;)

desert rain

There is nothing in the world like the clean smell of the world after it rains in the desert. the temp is barely 60 in the sun, the elevation between 3000-4000 feet, and the sky a particular shade of blue that I have only seen in the desert .... my soul is being refreshed. i love this smell . 30 minutes to Barstow.


Josh either has strep or tonsillitis. He's on antibiotics and actually started acting more like himself while we were at the doctor's. Ah well. Let's hope he doesn't relapse.

On the Road, Again

The roadtrip is on, catch me on my cell. You should know how. But I'll only be able to respond half the time. Willie Nelson - Forrest Gump [Original Soundtrack] Disc 2 - On the Road Again


It's raining!!! It was clear today, not a cloud in the sky and not humid and now it's pouring. I must have brought it with me from OR.

Persistently ...

Josh has been persistently sick since Tuesday morning. I had to pick him up from school. Headache that borders on migraine (but goes away a lot faster than mine, then again it comes back a little later), sore throat, and fatigue. For those of you who know my son, imagine him wrapped up in a blanket just sitting and vegging for most of the day. And not talking. Barely talking. Barely eating (remember, he's also a teenage boy). So I'm taking him to the doctor today. He hasn't had a fever or anything, otherwise he would have been there on Wednesday, and only one day where his nodes seemed a tiny bit swollen ... but .. days of rest and he's not getting better. This is Josh, he doesn't stay sick for days, ok, actually, when he gets really sick he does, but he's REALLY sick, like a fever that doesn't break for 4 days and etc. Technorati Tags: Josh

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Another Roadtrip?

View Larger Map So my brother has asked to use my van to move from Vegas to Grand Junction, CO , which may just have a population smaller than that of Salem, OR (I've had my fill of small towns in the middle of nowhere, thank-you-very-much), but according to his MySpace blog, he needs this move. Problem, ... well, let's just say that big sis is a sap and a Good Samaritan at heart ... usually. He asked to use my van carte blanche, but I don't think I want to do that. Hence, the road trip. Ah well, the last one did me good. At least it wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. Time to get another load of laundry started and then I am walking Zoe to Joy's school and back.

Please help Joy's fundraiser

It's that time of year again, fundraising. There are some VERY cute and useful items in this catalog, along with the usual gift wrap and food items. Please help Joy's class and school out by ordering something. Thank you so much. Please forward this email if you think someone else might be interested. Get your Christmas shopping out of the way early! Annette ***************** IMPERIAL PTA is having a fundraiser. You can shop online at The group receives profit from the sale and the seller will receive prize credits. Enter the seller ID below to begin. Seller: Joy Sargent Seller ID: MPE6746 Thank you for your support. If the link above does not work, please use the following link and enter the seller ID:

and we need an idiot's guide why?

and why is even this dumbed down these days? to go along with it, though the text is compelling ... funny and etc, i guess not too dumbed down, but St. Augustine it's not.

Cell phone numbers going public. - Register them on the government Do Not Call list.

I'm fairly sure this is true as I got a telemarketing call today, or it could just be a very weird coincidence. Either way, can't hurt to have your cell on the DO NOT CALL list.   Annette ---------- Forwarded message ---------- I thought I would pass this info on.  Cell phone numbers going public tomorrow REMINDER....all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies tomorrow and you will start to receive sale calls. .....YOU WOULD BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone - You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked.  You cannot call from a different phone number.     You can also register on-line at                                        888-382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. After 30 days if you get calls, you can file a complaint. It blocks your number for five (5) years.   -- Annette Sargent "Women an

my own little monkey

while Zoe was playing, Joy was climbing :-)

my own little monkey

while Zoe was playing, Joy was climbing :-)

Josh wants to cremate me and Tim

"The LifeGem ® is a certified, high-quality diamond created from the carbon of your loved one as a memorial to their unique life." Out of nowhere Josh says "When you guys are dead, I'm going to creamate you and have you turned into diamonds that I'll wear as a necklace." Tim's response: "That's oddly comforting" My response: "That's kinda creepy" But then I said he could wear us as eaarings "This is my mom (touch an ear) this is my dad (other ear)" We went downhill from there. But then I started looking it up online to see if it were a true process. Sigh, at least he thinks I'm valuable ... right?

CheesecakeGASM!!!! OMG

Welcome to Trader Joe's - Your Neighborhood Grocery Store - Products Peppermint Joe Joe Cheesecake Last holiday season, our Candy Cane Joe Joe Cookies were a big hit. Huge. (They are coming back, but not just yet…) Your fervent interest in these treats inspired the creation of something awesome and brand new, our Peppermint Joe Joe Cheesecake ! We've taken a traditional cheesecake and added natural mint extract and pieces of our Peppermint Joe Joe's to the filling. Then (as if it needs more goodness) we put it in a crust made of crushed, crunchy Candy Cane Joe Joe's. Oh, yes we did. We're selling each 18 oz. box of this creamy, minty, delightful Peppermint Joe Joe Cheesecake in our freezer case for only $5.99 . It serves eight. Or one, if you're not of the mind to share. And who could blame you? (Not us…not us).


OK, so I logged into MySpace real quick (what else do I have now that I am unemployed) and lo and behold the Jars are coming to town!!! (figuratively) *insert gasm of choice* :) . They are going to be in Anaheim at the House of Blues on the 10th. And in Bakersfield (affectionately called the armpit of CA) on Oct 7th. I wanna go!!! (yes, I love the Jars). I love them so much that even though I would GLADLY drag all of my dearest friends to the concert just so they could experience it ... I don't mind going alone either. Just so that I am there!!!! OK, bedtime for me. *sigh* If I didn't have kids I would sooooo be a groupie. (side note, due to 'puter problems this short notice took almost AN HOUR to write. Tim is my witness)

one fine day

I will be glad in that day when my body is no longer in pain. I will wonder and rejoice at a pain free existence ... because I am beginning to forget what it is like to live without pain. There is an existence without pain, isn't there? I am so very tired of being in pain

I Miss My Backyard

ok, not exactly my backyard, but the trails in our old neighborhood. getting out for a decent walk is not easy, and I truly miss the solitude and peace from walking a few trails. OK, maybe SoCal is not where I need to be ... can I live in the Angeles National Forest ?

Heroes - S2E2

Did you see what Claire did? I crossed my fingers toes, and almost closed my eyes. Gotta finish watching last season and get caught up. Missed most of last week's because of the kids, but I downloaded it as a torrent . Maybe I'll watch it tomorrow between Josh going to school and having to take Joy.

Dusty underwear (Hilarious!)

One evening a husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife "Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in Slim Fast. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!!" His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded. The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. "What the heck is this??" he said to himself as a little "dust" cloud appeared when he shook them out. "April," he hollered into the bathroom, "Why did you put talcum powder in my underwear?" She replied with a snicker... "It's not talcum powder....... It's 'Miracle Grow'." -- Annette Sargent "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." -R

Last Week in OR

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