Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Why I love my job....

It's snuggling with little ones like this that makes my day worth while!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Fine Art of Pooper Scooping!



What a lovely day outside! It's warm and sunny. The birds are out, cars are being washed, and what's this???...... There's a fresh layer of toxic doggy poop on the lawn?? Gotta love melting snow!

*Picture courtesy of Harmony pet care in Waukesha


1.) Never attempt a scoop without the proper equipment, this includes a heavy duty garbage bag for all the little presents left behind over winter. I cannot stress this enough! Do not think that your small little kitchen garbage bag, or your plastic baggy, will be strong enough.
Everything will be going along just fine...until you pick the bag up. Then Poof...use your imagination!

2.) Check your scooper BEFORE you begin the procedure. You don't want any accidents!

3.) If you have neglected scooping over the winter (like I did), set aside at least 2 hours of your time.

4.) Never, and I mean NEVER, look up at your neighbor while continuing to walk through your lawn. Again, we don't want any accidents here.

5.) Make sure you wear some heavy duty boots while scooping. Oh, and make sure they are boots you don't care about.

6.) Don't ever walk through your kitchen, with said boots on, in search of more garbage bags. You'll just end up with another mess to clean up.

7.) Always scoop with a smile on your face. Keep thinking, could be worse. I could be Vicky right now.

8.) And if all else fails, remember my final words of wisdom:

- Keep your head down at all times
- Watch out for the hidden piles of joy
- And above all else....KEEP YOUR MOUTH CLOSED!

Have a great sunny day all! I know I will! *Heavy Sarcasm*

Monday, February 2, 2009

The 3D Superbowl!

There is never a dull moment when my family gets together. Yesterday, during the Superbowl, was no exception. We watched the first half over at my parents house last night, and had quite the interesting time. My mom had bought everyone a pair of 3D glasses to watch some sort of movie trailer that was going to be on at half time. It was the trailer for the movie "Monsters vs Aliens", and also for the company promoting the movie, SoBee drinks.

My sister insisted that everyone keep their glasses on their heads at all times. So as soon as the commercials came on...we all quick popped them on. Even though we knew none of them would be in 3D, we still snapped them on. This went on every single time the commercials happened, all the way up to the half time show.

"My glasses are defective" My mom kept saying.

We all giggled at that because we knew that none of them were in 3D.

We were all eager to see the trailer now that we had done nothing but wait and wait and wait...and wait some more, and more and more. We never stopped laughing though. It seems that my Dad looked a lot like Robin from the Batman series with his glasses on. LOL

Then, the moment came. We were all highly anticipating the arrival of the trailer, after having our glasses on and off...then on and off...then on and off again. We all snapped on our glasses...the trailer started....BAM! We all got hit in the face by a bouncy ball. (And all of us "oooohed" at the same time lol) Then....nothing. The trailer ended, the SoBee 3D commercial started....nothing.

"My glasses are defective" My mom says again. "Am I doing this wrong"

"Try closing one eye" A little voice squeaked.

The commercial starts for "Chuck" in 3D....still nothing.

2 hours of anticipation, and all we got was a bouncy ball. One lousy bouncy ball.

"My glasses are defective too" My Dad said.

YET...we all continued to wear them...throughout the whole experience, and even after the 3D commercials ended. I have never seen so much dissapointment after so much anticipation. It was really a funny moment though.

"That's it? All this hype for one bouncy ball?" I say.

So tonight I will give it another go by watching the "Chuck" show in 3D. Perhaps my glasses really ARE defective LOL