29 September 2006

"Roll out the barrel...

...we'll have a barrel of fun!" *cheers* Every year at this time, I make the trek back to good ol' La Crosse (WI) to participate in the annual "Oktoberfest USA" celebration. It's always a fun time! Not only do I get to visit my old stomping grounds, but dozens of people that I spent the days with in college come back for the event - it's like a college reunion every year! We're in the Marching Chiefs Alumni Band and close the parade playing crowd favorites, doing goofy antics and of course - drinking lots of beer!

24 September 2006

Interestingly Enough...

I cleaned the filters on my vaccuum cleaner today. You'd be surprised at just how many microscopic particles can fit into a small piece of foam! *yikes* I think the neighbors were wondering if I was crazy as they walked by...

19 September 2006

International "Talk Like a Pirate Day"

Just in case you ever wanted to learn, here's an instructional video - complete with annoying narrator and cheesy soundtrack! Arrrr!

14 September 2006


Now, play a little...and show those poofy-green-haired creatures who's boss!

11 September 2006

A Moment of Silence

Just once, take a moment of silence today to remember the events of 9/11/2001.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...

06 September 2006

A Weekend at the Lake

There is definitely something to be said about going to the cabin (or cottage, as some of my in-laws call it) for the weekend. I grew up in the middle of nowhere and life is much different in rural areas than it is in the city. The rustle and bustle of getting somewhere as fast as possible doesn't really happen - everything is more laid back and relaxed.

I miss that relaxed nature quite often - and it's great to be able to have the opportunity to enjoy it every once in a while.