Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Weather alert!

You'll have to pardon my Disney-related frenzy that is about to ensue over the next week. It's 4 days until big D and I depart for Orlando. The one thing I hate about our Disney trips is the weather. I'm anti hot and humid weather, but check out this forecast:







Yeah, this is day one.

And this is day two.

And this is day three.


And this day I come home.




Yeah, I'm thinking this is going to be one great trip.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Happy Mothers Day

Yesterday Michelle and I went to see Meet the Robinsons. I liked it better than I thought I would. Michelle thought it was funny, and it was, but it was a little bit confusing, too. The whole time travel thing complicated the plot, but not nearly as much as the cast of characters. The only problem I had with the movie was when Louis goes into the future, he meets about his future family (though he doesn't know that's who they are). But that's a heck of a lot of characters, I had trouble figuring out who they all were. But I guess it's not that important, they didn't do much keep the plot "moving forward".

I say that in quotes as that is the Robinson family motto, as well as the motto of another great man.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Yahooooooo

Don't be fooled by the above title. I'm not yelling "yahoo!" as in "Yahoo! I'm going to Disneyworld in 9 days!" (True statement, btw.) I'm singing the jingle from the ads on TV because those bastards over at Yahoo stole my thunder!

Well, sort of. Yahoo is running a commercial where two guys are hiking and they find a plant that starts eating the one guy. Then they start over, but this time the one guy uses his mobile device to search Yahoo to find out that the plant is deadly, so they steer clear of it. (I don't know if they commercial is for Yahoo the search engine, or SBC Yahoo the ISP, or the mobile device itself. It doesn't matter.

Libraries, take note! This was my marketing plan all along! We're running a word of mouth marketing campaign encouraging library users to have the library's phone number in their cell phone. That way you can call us from anywhere, any time you need information. For example, when you are out hiking and don't know if a plant is deadly or not.

Imagine instead the same commerical but this time instead of looking up Yahoo on the mobile device, the person just called the library. (Note to self: maybe we should start doing some videos on Youtube. Maybe I can get the summer teen volunteers to do it.....)

Friday, May 04, 2007

Today no one can touch me

After a day like yesterday, I encourage anyone to try to ruin my good mood.

I played the flute for my church's National Day of Prayer Service last night. After the service, I was chatting with a couple of friends when another woman approached us.

She said "Oh, you were the flute player tonight. It was so nice. Now, are you in high school or college?" Right as she was saying that, Big D and the girls came walking up, but the damage was done.

I just smiled and said she was my new best friend. I introduced my husband and kids (aged 12 and 9) and told her I had been out of college for a little while. Heh, heh.

I love to joke with the girls that they should say I'm their sister. It's nice to know that once in a great while I could actually get away with it.