Friday, January 30, 2009

Warm Thoughts

It's suppose to get up to 32' tomorrow.
So in honor of this event, I give you happy warm thoughts!!

Go say hi and take a look at all of her blogger's crazy fun foto's!!
- Jennifer

Thursday, January 29, 2009

First Snowmobile Double Backflip

Lands the world's FIRST double backflip on a snowmobile Sunday at the XGames.

Who is Levi LaVallee you ask?

Levi LaVallee is the biggest thing to come out of Minnesota since anyone can remember. Not that he’s big physically: at 5’6”, he’s nowhere near the size of the Paul Bunyan statues that dot his state. It was bound to happen: LaVallee was named the World Snowmobiling Association’s Pro Rising Star in his rookie season, 2002/03. Although his wide-open style can get him into trouble – as when he missed the 2004/05 season after blowing his ACL – it also makes him one of the most exciting athletes in action sports today.

“I come from a small town,” LaVallee says, describing Minnesota’s Longville. “The population is only about 180.” Born in 1982, LaVallee seemed to be in motion almost from day one. He first got to drive a sled at age 7, and he hasn’t stopped since.

Watch the video below to see the first ever double back flip!!!
The flip is at 1.31 sec. so you don't have to watch the entire 5 minute clip!

The cool part of this post is I know met him.
Hey he added me (along with 800 other people) on Facebook so I guess we're friends??
My boyfriends, mothers, brothers, cousins, neighbors aunt .... kidding
Try to follow along.. My boyfriend works with Levi's uncle. I met Levi last year when he raced at Canterbury Park. We got to sit with Levi's mom, dad and the rest of the family so that was really awesome. I never heard of snocross until that day and now I'm hooked! These guys are something else to watch.

That's all I've got today!

Hope you enjoyed the video!

Happy Thursday!
- Jennifer

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Art of Tunneling

We were out of town this weekend and came home to this at the end of my street. A snow boulder. There are pro's and con's of living at the end of a street. Pro' traffic and a nice large yard. Con's .... Mr. snow plow dumps all the snow there. This snow bank is approximately 10 feet high. Give or take a few feet. I see it's a play haven for the kids. Or adults? I haven't seen anyone use said tunnel, so I don't know who the owner of it is yet. There is a large ski/sliding hill 400 feet at the other end of the street, so I don't know why someone chose this for an entertainment spot. Hell, maybe I'll let "Luna" run in and out of it this weekend.
Either way, it's pretty darn funny!!

Happy Wednesday!
- Jennifer

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Even old dogs can learn new tricks

Even old dogs can learn new tricks on this TV show
Zak George is a big dog among dog trainers. And he could soon get even bigger, thanks to a TV series that Animal Planet plans to introduce in July.
Tentatively titled "Fetch Me a Beer," it will invite dog owners to propose a trick that George can help them teach their pooch. The show has begun casting calls in Boston and Miami.
George, a 30-year-old Atlantan with a multitalented border collie named Venus, has made numerous TV guest appearances and has a popular YouTube site.
Should be a cool show! Stay Tuned!
- Jennifer

Monday, January 26, 2009

Getting rich off the "Tooth Fairy"

What do you think the going rate for a tooth is?
My girlfriend's boy just had the "Tooth Fairy" visit and left him a Ten Dollar Bill.
What the...........
I think I use to get .25.
Times sure have changed!!
Happy Monday!
- Jennifer

Friday, January 23, 2009

My Name is Sandi and I'm a Craftaholic.......

Yes, it's true. I am a craftaholic. I love drinking crafting, and I mean ALL types of crafting. I paint, I scrap, I solder, I stamp, I knit, I crochet, I bead, I sew, I fight fires, fly airplanes and race cars (oh, yeah, I don't do those things anymore), I needle punch........I'm a craft addict, oh yes, and I like to quilt too. If you mention anyone of the above crafts to my husband he starts rolling his eye's and goes into a tirade about I N V E N T O R Y. Yes, I have inventory, but how the heck can I do any or all of this without inventory???? HELLO!!! You have to have inventory..........and lots of it. As a matter of fact, I think I WIN!!! I have the most inventory!!! Here are some of pictures of my "inventory". Take pity on me. At least I don't collect cows..............

There's Beading and Jewelry Making

There's Quilting

There's Soldering

There's Painting

There's the 40 - 2' tall Christmas Tree's

Finally, there's Cross Stitch

That my friends is my story. My name is Sandi and I am a craftaholic!

Jennifer: "Yep, she is a craftaholic. I am part of her Crafta-Al-Anon support group. I've witnessed her high points and her low points. She's fallen off the craft wagon several times so we all need to be supportive! We are here for you Sandi! Now get back to your craft room and CRAFT CRAFT CRAFT!"

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Do you think it's okay to blow your nose in the shower?
We'd like to know how many people actually do!
Is it proper etiquette?
Do Sandi and I?? Not saying, it's our blog!
Just asking!
Happy Thursday!
~ Jennifer and Sandi ~

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The HAT!!

Enough talk about Michelle Obama's Lemongrass dress.

Let's talk about the "HAT". What was Aretha thinking???
The cloche, decorated with a Swarovski crystal encrusted bow, cost $179 and came from Mr Song Millinery in Detroit, where Luke Song has been making hats for 25 years.

This hat is horrible!

Just my opinion!

Here's what some are saying on Facebook:

Sarah is mortified that Aretha and I wore the same hat today. at 11:03am - January 20

Jennifer at 11:58am January 20
You have got to be kidding??? Please tell me your kidding!!!!

Judie at 12:14pm January 20
"Does this bow make my head look fat???"

Tricia at 1:09pm January 20

Shelly at 1:21pm January 20

What's your opinion? Did you like the hat?

Have a super Wednesday

- Jennifer

Monday, January 19, 2009

Meet a Bratz... My name is "Cloe"

I posted awhile back about Bratz dolls vs Barbie. I love Barbie (who doesn't) and I actually like the Bratz Doll Line. I bought a Bratz doll yesterday for my boyfriends daughter. Here is "Cloe". She's pretty cute. As I took her out of the package I noticed her entire back side is exposed. However, she is wearing underwear and a camisole. I also bought a "Wedding Barbie" on Saturday and once again she didn't have any underwear on. I still don't get that. "Cloe" came with 3 interchangeable outfits. 1 dress, skirt and top, pair of jeans and a top.

There was a lawsuit against the creator of Bratz dolls because Bratz are owned by Mattel and he was making them outside of the company, so they sued them then went as far as making it so they aren't allowed to be made anymore. They are now going to be discontinued as of February 11th.

Hey who knows, maybe "Cloe" will be a collectors item once they come off the shelves permanently. Just like those collectable McDonalds "Beanie Babies. You know the ones. Mine.... I kept in a box and moved them all over the world and never looked at them once. Currently, EBay is selling the whole set for a whopping $ 0.99 - $14.95. I think "Cloe" is destine to be played with until she breaks.

Happy a Wonderful Monday!
- Jennifer

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sarah's Smash Shack

Have you ever wanted to just smash something?
Because just need to break.

Sarah's Menu
(Click on image to launch the PDF)

Shop dog, Eheyeh ("Hey Hey")

Have you ever SMASHED anything? Tell us!

(Thoughts of In-Laws Do Not Count)

Have a Super Weekend

- Jennifer

Friday, January 16, 2009

Thinking Warm!

I've had it with the cold weather so onto warm weather thoughts. Have you ever been to the British Virgin Islands? I have and I understand why Kenny Chesney practically lives there full time. That's because it's warm and beautiful! Here are some picture's I'd like to share!

Map of the area!
But you can see that it's a map. Was just making a heading!

Tortola Area. "Road Town" is the point of entry for the airplanes.

The Willy T Floating Bar!
(Geraldo Rivera frequently anchors his sailboat in this cove)

The Baths (Virgin Gorda area)
The hundreds of huge boulders and rock formations are worn smooth by rain and sea water and form a maze that leads to Devil's Bay beach. The Baths are a popular anchorage for visiting yachts and also a memorable day trip where you can snorkel in the clear blue water around the boulders or just chill out on the beautiful beaches.

This place brings out the kid in you! It's a place where you can play "pirates" or just be a Tomboy climbing rocks. Fun place to run around!

Happy Friday!
- Jennifer

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hey It's Minus 24 and SUNNY!

Well we got it again this morning. I was going to snap another picture of my dash displaying the -24 as I drove in to work today but didn't dare take my hands off the wheel because:

#1. Black ice on the road everywhere. For those of you that don't know what black ice is:

Black ice is frozen without many air bubbles trapped inside, making it transparent. This type of ice takes the color of the material it lies on top of, often wet asphalt or a darkened pond. Its difficult-to-detect nature makes it a significant hazard to drivers, pedestrians, and sailors. At low temperatures (below 0°F), black ice can form on roadways when the moisture in automobile exhaust condenses.

Huh? Sailors? I'll be sure to watch out for the sailors on the road.

#2. I could barely see the cars in front of me due to all the exhaust coming from the cars.

I decided to launch my on my desktop and grab this screen shot for you all to see. It's -24 and Sunny?? Lucky us!

Have a super warm day!
- Jennifer

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's Just Not Right!

Yes you are reading my dashboard correctly!
Minus 22 degrees outside yesterday morning

Happy Hump Day!
- Jennifer

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It Will Happen to You!!!

I came out of the shower Saturday morning and discovered that my Pain In The Ass darling pup "Luna" had made a NEW discovery!!!!!

That we own goose down pillows. I was too embarrassed to take a picture of my bedroom with the feathers all over the place that I thought I would depict it with this one. You get the idea!!!

Is she TWO yet?
Happy Tuesday!
- Jennifer

Monday, January 12, 2009

Ice Fishing

Has anyone ever gone Ice Fishing? Me neither. But I'd like to!!

If I DID decide to go, this is the fish house I'd like to sit in!
Yep. Looks like a nice comfy way to go Ice Fishing. Sign me up!!

P.S. Gran Torino was excellent. Highly recommend it!
Have a Super Monday!
- Jennifer

Friday, January 9, 2009

And The Oscars Go To!

We are going to see Gran Torino tonight. I can't wait! Written by Minnesota native Nick Schenk and one of the 17 year old actors Thao (Bee Vang) is from Robbinsdale-Armstrong High School with no stage experience. Bee won the part at a May casting call at a Hmong community center. I know the high school well. My brother and sister went to Armstrong so that's kind of cool. I don't like that the movie's original setting was Minneapolis, but shifted to Detroit when Michigan offered Warner Bros. a 42 percent production rebate. But what can you do?
Are any of you going to go see this movie? Let us know what you think.
Have a super Friday!
- Jennifer

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Beware of Identity Theft

We got a bill in the mail the other day from a Dr's. office in Sugar Land, TX for almost $1,000.00 and we've NEVER heard of this doctor before. He's not an M.D., but an O.D. I've never heard of someone stealing your identity for medical care. said they had already filed a claim with my health care insurance company. YIKES!!!!!!


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Corporate Logo's

Due to the economic crisis, some larger corporations have seen fit to change their logo's. Here's a sample of some of the new logo's...........

Have a Great Day!