March 31, 2008

What a debate!

Okay, so I was on the MSN home page getting ready to log on and check Blogs, MySpace, Facebook, E-Mail etc when this article caught my eye: Top 10 Useless Body Parts. It was interesting that as I was reading, it was plain to see this article was clearly written from the science/evolution point of view. I was frustrated that an article I thought would be lighthearted turned out to spark such a debate on the MSN Coffee Break message board. This is a site I'd never visited before but given the topic and my realization that there would most certainly be a debate on it, I decided to take a gander.

WHOA! There are some really opinionated people out there. It made me sad to read the comments. Christians arguing their belief in God and others talking about their belief in evolution and opinions on what they refer to as "the 'theory' of Biblical Wacky-Doodieness" ... what? Really rude comments, from both sides.

Anyway, I was just hoping to find some funny anecdotes about which body parts serve no obvious purpose or seem to annoy us, but instead stumbled upon what turned into a debate about creation vs. evolution.


March 29, 2008

Get to know me...

Since I'm looking for things to Blog about...I found this on Joanne's blog so figured I do it too!

What time did you get up this morning? 7:15 (Way too early for me on a I napped for another hour with my daughter on my chest- just terrible huh?) :)
Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds!! We call them BSO's in my family - Bright Shiny Objects
Last movie you saw in the theater? Definitely, Maybe
What is your favorite TV show? Law and Order SVU, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives
What did you eat for Breakfast? Nothing...I'm horrible at remembering to eat something!
What is your middle name? Patricia - that makes my initials spell "APE"
What food do you dislike? Nothing I can think of.
What is your favorite CD at the moment? Not really a CD...just the mix I play on my iPod
What kind of car do you drive? Toyota Camry
Favorite sandwich? Chicken Walnut Sandwich from Paradise Bakery OR Chicken Salad Sandwich from Panera
What characteristics do you despise? Lying, Laziness, Selfishness
Favorite item of clothing? Jeans
If you could go anywhere in the world for a vacation, where would you go? Back to Kauai!! Or Australia since I've never been there
What color is your bathroom? Blue with tan towels
Favorite brand of clothing? Old Navy or Gap
Where would you retire? Kauai
Most memorable birthday? not sure...probably a surprise party when I was 12, 16 or 20. I've had several surprises!
Favorite sport to watch? Football, mostly just when the Broncos are playing
When is your birthday? November 8th
Are you a morning or a night person? night owl! But I wish I were a morning person- I love morning, it's so peaceful!
What is your shoe size? 7-7 1/2
What did you want to be when you were little? Well, I told my parents I wanted to be a bum...then later I wanted to be a gymnast, dancer, or a teacher
What are you today? Wife, mom, customer service rep at an insurance company
What is your favorite candy? Take 5 candy bar
Your favorite flower? I've always loved Roses but they don't last very I also love Gerber Daisies.
What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? April 3rd...Kenzie's Doctor check-up, we get to see if she weighs enough to ride in a forward facing car seat!!
What are you listening to right now? A movie on TV
What was the last thing you ate? Chick-Fil-A my hubby brought me for lunch.
Do you wish on stars? Nope, I Pray!
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Pink
What is your pet peeve? People who chew with their mouth open.
Last person you spoke to on the phone? Angie, my sister
Favorite soft drink? Wild Cherry Pepsi
Favorite restaurant? I really like Red Robin...or Cold Stone!
Hair Color? Dark Brown...with highlights (auburn & caramel)
Favorite day of the year? Easter or Christmas
What was your favorite toy as a child? Baby dolls/Barbies
Summer or winter? Summer
Hugs or kisses? Hugs from anyone...kisses from my hubby!
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate (especially Dark Chocolate)
When was the last time you cried? Last Sunday...Easter
What is under your bed? Storage- we are running out of room in our little condo!
Who is the friend you’ve had the longest? Jen or Heidi...friends from college that I keep in touch with
What did you do last night? Had dinner with my daughter & hubby @ Red Robin, then played Scrabble with my hubby after Kenzie went to sleep
Favorite smell? A rainy day
What are you afraid of? something terrible happening to my loved ones/being alone
How many keys on your key ring? 2
Favorite day of the week? Friday...our family dinner nights!
How many states have you lived in? One! COLORADO!
Do you make friends easily? Fairly easily
How many words did spell check have to correct? 4

Happy Saturday!

March 28, 2008

Excuses For Not Updating My Blog...

In no particular order...

I have this frustrating need to have accurate timelines. Of course I do many things during the day/weeks worthy of blogging about but by the time I sit down to do it...too much time has passed. BUT...I found a solution! I can change the date of my posts! So, from time to time I may be tricky and enter a back-post...check out my Valentine's Day post created after Kenzie's B-day and inserted before. This is a great way for me to look like I'm on task, keep my timelines accurate and sneak in a few more posts than you may think!

I love entering photos in my posts...this means I feel like I need to hire the paparazzi to follow me around and document EVERYTHING I do! (Wouldn't that be kind of fun!? People would think I'm famous!) So, I have many Blogging ideas...I just find them much more interesting if they have photos to go along with them.

I love to read Blogs!! This is a problem for me because as many as I read, I run out of time/desire to update my own. I LOVE what others have to say and when I get done reading theirs I feel like I have NOTHING to say! I feel like my life, wisdom, thoughts, etc are so lame. I'm satisfied to just read others, comment on others and update mine when something significant happens.

The last excuse I will bore you with (if you're still reading that is....) is the lack of avid readers/visitors to my blog. I thank those of you who have stopped by, left a comment or two and let me know you're out there! I owe apologies to Angie, my sister, who checks my blog daily...about 5 times a day! And to Joanne, who has asked for updates - I hope you haven't given up on me!! :) Thank you to others who have dropped by from time-to-time as well. If you're just a lurker, come on out from behind that computer of yours and say "Hi!"...I'd love to know you're there!

So, stay tuned...I do have more posts coming!! Promise!!