“I’ve got keys to crap I’ve never owned!”

This week was blah. Not terrible, but not glorious, either. But it is time for the fun game called Saturday Scavenger Shots! The lovely Laura B. over at “What Fresh Hell is This?” served up the word “key”. As Antonio Banderas’s character calmly said in “Desperado”, “Let’s play.”

I’m sure that each key on both keychains has a purpose. The one on the left with all of the keys and cards is the group I usually search for, but the smaller group is work-related. Sometimes I tend to leave those at work, but then I’m locked out. I’m not helpful to anyone in the morning if I am not the keymaster. Know what I mean?

Here’s a giant key that helps me keep track of my keys! I had a wooden sign at the other apartment, but it actually spelled out “keys”. This one just says, “Hey, I’m a giant key.” I painted it myself. Aren’t I the crafty one?

Okay, so next week’s word will be “COMPLICATED”. I have a story for that one, and hopefully my story will be in the past rather than present and ongoing.

Saturday Scavenger Shots: Fun!

It’s Saturday and time to have fun! The Saturday Scavenger Shots word of the week is “fun”. Oh, the options. I decided to go through some old photos I had, and that in itself is a fun thing to do!

Pillow fights are fun! I was in the middle of one with one of my brothers while we all stayed in a hotel during a vacation.

Merry-Go-Rounds are usually very fun to ride on, but for some reason I didn’t look very happy in this photo. I don’t remember why, but yeah, I definitely didn’t look like I was having fun. Or maybe my dad caught a photo of me when I was in the middle of a deep thought.

Dressing up in costume for Halloween is always fun. I was Marge Simpson one year, and we carved pumpkins that were supposed to look like a few other members of the Simpson family. My dad had mad pumpkin-carving skills!

This was our family pup, Precious, in her play pose. She was fun to play with when she was up for it! That toy she was protecting used to be a rubber hamburger that squeaked. It was looking a little mangled in that shot.

Friends and/or classmates can be fun, too! This was taken around Christmas one year, during Spanish class in high school. I hope we weren’t missing anything important – our teacher in the background didn’t seem to mind!

Finally, here’s a photo from about 4 or 5 years ago. My friend and I went to Arizona and stayed at my brother’s place. The family broke out the mini karaoke machine and the party started. It was so fun to sing 80s songs with my brothers.

Well that’s about it for this week’s edition of Saturday Scavenger Shots! Looking forward to seeing what our mission will be for next week!

Songs and Pigtails

Here are two, random childhood memories that resurfaced just a few moments ago. I shared one story with a coworker who then asked, “Have you had a liquid lunch today?”

Anyway, when I was a little kid, my family used to sing the song, “Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-de-ay”, mainly because my name was in the song. Well, I didn’t like it. I think I even told them that I didn’t like the song. Thinking about it now, I don’t know what caused me to dislike it so much, so it got me laughing. This was the story that concerned my coworker. She asked if I had just had a “liquid lunch”.

Story two was a memory that followed the flashback of my reaction to the previously mentioned song. I was a quiet, happy kid and rarely complained, but if I really didn’t like something, I let my parents know. Again, this was back when I was a little kid; back when my mom would do-up my hair each day. She decided one day to give me pigtails. Fine! When she was finished, she picked me up and showed off my new do in the mirror. I shouted, “No!” She put me down fast and the pigtails were removed. I have nothing against pigtails now, though. Go figure.

“Rollin’ Like Thunduh…”


You Are Thunder


You are slow paced and steady. You don’t rush to be the first to get anything done.
You have your own method of doing things, and it has worked pretty well for you. You are a systemizer.

You are hard working. You are industrious with an amazing work ethic.
You don’t often make a big bang, but when you do, everyone pays attention.

Saturday Scavenger Shots: Quiet

Welcome to another installment of Saturday Scavenger Shots!!!..Oo, wait, I should whisper that line…”Psst…welcome to another installment of saturday scavenger shots”…Was that nice and quiet?

Today’s magic word is “quiet”. Let’s tip-toe through the blog tulips avec moi, shall we?

This is a photo of my mini cassette recorder. It’s one of my favorite toys, but this afternoon it decided to go all quiet on me when I pressed the “play” button. Apparently the speaker part isn’t working. However, it works when I attach the headphones. I don’t know. It’s being quiet when I don’t want it to be quiet. I’ve had that particular toy for several years now, so maybe it is time to get a new one. Phooey.

“Shhh! Be vewy quiet! I’m hunting wabbits!”…Oh no, not you, Silly Wabbit…er…Rabbit!

Finally, here is a clip from the movie “What About Bob?” that I thought of when I saw our Saturday Scavenger Shots word. I love this movie, it is so funny.

Evidentiary Support

Well I didn’t think I’d be up for the Friday 5 this week, but Laura B. inspired me! Here are my answers:

What could serve as physical evidence that you sometimes lose focus?
– The unfinished, latch-hook rug I have in my closet. I was so determined to get un-hooked from Facebook and start a new project, but I lost focus…and interest.

What could serve as physical evidence that you are loved?
– Well me, I guess! My parents loved me (still do) and raised me and here I am today! I also have saved many of the greeting cards I received from my family and friends.

What could serve as physical evidence that you’re from wherever you’re from?
– My Northern Inland accent, I suppose. I didn’t even realize I had an accent until one of my sisters-in-law noticed that we (the good people of Cleveland, Ohio) have a nasaly accent. Hmmph.

What could serve as physical evidence that you went anywhere this past week?
– A receipt from the car dealership saying that my car is in tip top shape after an oil change, car wash and an inspection! Oh and the leftover scars on my feet from last weekend.

What could serve as physical evidence that you recently caved in to temptation?
– The empty container of Pringles and the wrappings from a candybar. Oops! Tee hee. Yeah, I don’t feel guilty.