Friday, March 20, 2009

7 Quick Takes Friday

Here are my Quick Takes for this week, since technically, it is still Friday.


I apologize for weird spacing issues in my posts.  I've discovered that I can get online using my dad's (PC) laptop, and I swore I would not write another blog post from this @#$%* Mac, but alas, I got in late tonight, and the laptop has been shut down already.  And, if you know me at all, you know I'm pretty easily deterred . . . if something seems like a lot of trouble, I  usually don't bother.  


I know what you're thinking.  "You got in late? From whence?" (You're welcome.  I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt that you are quite an eloquent thinker.)

So, yeah, I went on a double date of sorts.  Joshua and I went with my brother and his daughter (and a girl he's dating) to see Big River at the Springer.  It was excellent.   It ended way past my bedtime.


I decided that I didn't feel like getting really dressed up for it (shaving my legs seemed like a lot of trouble . . . see #1), so I just wore my nicest pair of skinny jeans and a dressy black shirt.

The outfit would have been a lot less trouble if I wasn't deodorantly challenged.  I spent at least as long getting deodorant spots off my black shirt as I would have shaving my legs.  Seriously, if there's a "Dressing for Dummies" course out there somewhere, let me know.  I think I dress without getting deodorant on my shirt about twice a month.  (And, no, putting the shirt on first won't help . . . it's a lot of trouble to lift up the shirt carefully and put the deodorant on afterward . . . again, see #1.)


I got hit by a deer Wednesday night.  Yes, that's right.  I got hit BY a deer.  

I was driving home from small group - in quite a bit of an anxious funk, though I'm pretty sure that had nothing to do with it - when suddenly there was a deer what seemed like 3 inches in front of my at-the-time-being-driven-60 mph van.  I slammed on my breaks and missed him by about  a millimeter then suddenly felt this huge thud against the rear side of the van.  Apparently, Bambi had a friend.  Or an offspring.  Or, as Joshua is convinced, there was something chasing it to eat it . . . most likely a cheetah.

Since I was less than a mile from home, am a huge coward, and was on a dark and desolate road, I decided not to get out and survey the damage at the scene.  Even when I got home, I couldn't tell much in the dark.  Yesterday morning, however, I discovered a giant deer-head shaped dent right above the rear wheel-well.  Or maybe it was shoulder shaped, I don't know.  I'll have to study some deer (and possibly cheetah) anatomy and get back to you.

I'm just glad no one was hurt as I had all three kids in the van with me.  Josh screamed, "Mom, watch out!" at the precise moment I saw deer #1, and tonight as we were driving down the same road, he reminded me to watch out for deer.  Trust me, the reminder was unnecessary; I was going about 35.


It bugs me that when I was creating labels for my post, I used the phrase "spiritual insight."  EVERY time I use that label, I wish that I could change it to "spiritual reflections."  I don't mean be so presumptuous as to think that anyone would find my ramblings "insightful," but it's not possible (as far as I can tell) to change a label without going in and re-labeling each post.

And, again . . . see #1.


Lauren's newest phrase: "Whatever."  She loves it.

She said it the other day when she lost her train of thought, and my parents and I cracked up.  It was hilarious.  Now she knows people find it hilarious, so she says it to get a laugh.  She actually told me that she kept saying it at small group the other night "so Sarah and Laura would laugh again." 

I foresee a class clown.


You should know that it took quite a bit of dedication for me to get this post in tonight.  I had to pry myself away from "I Was Bitten" on the  Discovery Channel.  Or maybe it's Animal Planet.  I don't know; I'm new to this whole cable thing.  All I know is I am addicted to this show.

It's about people who've been bitten by various deadly animals.  Tonight's episode included a grizzly bear attack and an attack by a great white shark.  (Lucky for you, I've seen a shark one before.)  Other episodes have featured attacks by various types of rattlesnakes, cobras, alligators, mountain lions, venomous spiders . . . all the things I'm sure you want to be thinking about if you read this right before you go to bed.

I seriously love this show, though.  If someone created a channel that was nothing but infomercials and near-fatal animal attacks, I'd watch it almost exclusively.


beckygiggles said...

I like the Bitten show too! I caught it last night where they showed the guy who got bitten by a stiletto? snake and his thumb was totally digested by the venom. Cringe inducing! Luckily my husband wasn't home, he can't take it. He couldn't even watch a show about conjoined twins.

Jaime (ChaseNKids) said... are HILARIOUS...a blogger after my own heart. I could totally relate to the deodorant issues...let me know if you ever get that resolved.

Your blog is being added to my blogroll! Can't wait to read more!

Christi said...

I was just reading some of your older posts.

#5 Make the new label and then when you are in the "edit post" section (you know the one with the long list of your posts.) Click on the old label, and that will pull up all your posts with that label. You can then put a check mark in the box next to each post. Then at the top of the list will be a box "label actions," you choose the new label and voila they all have the new label. Then you do the same thing except you chose "remove label" (at the bottom of the label action list) and then the label is gone.

I hope that made sense.