Monday, March 31, 2008


when i say I need a new vehicle...I mean a car.

I need something with better gas mileage than my van. I'd like a small to mid-size car. doesn't matter if it has 2 or 4 doors. In discussions with the hubby we are miles apart on our preferences. He wants another sports car (he really wants a firehawk) I like our Grand AM but it's his car.

I did more surfin' and found that the Ford Focus offered to give me an internet price. NOT. They offer to call me within 48 hours with a price. I emailed them back today & said just give me an idea of what I'm looking at & I'll call you. I doubt they will answer me. LOL

I guess it's back to the search.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tough decisions

I am starting to look for a new(er) vehicle. My trusty van is getting old, tired & expensive. I also feel i no longer need to drive a van- i have only one child at home and we have no plans for more. LOL

I looked at a MINI is $24,000 used is about $15,000. A little more than I really want to spend. Now I need to decide on my other options. My other fantasy car is the Chrysler 300 but that runs about the same in price.

I'm not looking for high-end (obviously) but I'm not interested in a POS either.

Any suggestions?

We are also considering a dog. So far the vote is for a Chow Chow.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Elephants rock!

Dr. Pepper!

The manufacturers of Dr Pepper soda have offered to give every single American citizen a free soft drink if the long-delayed Guns-N-Roses album "Chinese Democracy" comes out any time in 2008.

I'm excited.


Friday, March 28, 2008

OK there is hope

I guess good can come from depression

More about Mr. Bourdain

Yup.... I am fascinated by Anthony Bourdain.

I found out he is not gay...just married. Bummer. He is originally from New Jersey (which I care for less than New York) but I can over look that.

The Travel channel
recently ran a contest to win a trip with Mr. Bourdain. I contemplated entering but my videography skills are not great and I don't think i can say "I'm in love with you" on national TV. ROFL

I Don't think the hubby would appreciate that either.

Really I'm happy where I am but a girl can dream...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Yup- It's Spring

I have had a line of people in my office now for two days.


I did get to do a lot of waymarking this last couple days which I guess evens it all out.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hoppy Easter!

Hoppy Easter!, originally uploaded by ZhenPanda.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Just an average Montanan...

Well, I'm not sure he is a Montana native but he is a student at MSU!

Monday, March 17, 2008

If only I had stayed single....

I could take this job!

But as it is I would end up with a very ugly divorce...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Weird feelings

I get the feeling that someone is getting into my email & tracking which websites I visit on line.

Is that possible?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I am so fed up with people.....

I'm moving to a deserted island.

My quick vacation

California, originally uploaded by ZhenPanda.

OK- it was really a break from reality and I only went for a drive.


I managed to find 4 license plates so I was happy!

It's tough being short.

It's tough being short. , originally uploaded by fishlady_Montana.

I can relate!

Monday, March 10, 2008

A funny thing about love

I love my husband. I really do. Sometimes I have to try to remember that. I know he feels the same. It is days like today where we are trying to figure something out and just can't get on the same page that tests it that much more.

Today- money is our issue.

Not lack of but what to do with: which bills to pay first? pay off or just pay down? How much to start saving for a rainy day? How much needs to be set aside for Property taxes and such?

To make it worse for me he decided to start this conversation in the middle of a show I have waited a week to watch.


I know I am in love with Anthony Bourdain. He is just the sexiest man on the Travel channel. I love to listen to him talk, see him make an ass of himself and even watch him smoke. I'm baffled since I don't care for smokers or New York. LOL He is just sexy.

So now I have missed the majority of my show and we still can't figure out what our financial goal is!

I need some chocolate...

Or alcohol.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Writer's block

What do you call not being able to take a photo? I can't seem to find anything interesting to photograph. I wrote off ducks, squirrels & deer months ago.

I need inspiration.

I also feel totally overwhelmed by the wordpress thingy. I downloaded & unzipped it but it looks just like my Adobe program. So how is it different than just writing the whole thing myself?


I'm clueless.


Friday, March 7, 2008

License Plate Roundup

Big Fork, originally uploaded by ZhenPanda.

So I have been working on this challenge for about a year now. Not really hard-core but off & on.

I am happy to say I only have 24 more to go! (as long as they do not add anymore!)

Of those 24 -6 are military & 3 are NOT school-related plates! Weird.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

The big office moving day

Today I moved the office.

OK, I had help from the Hubby, Son#2, Bossman Mike, Jason H, and 4 airmen I recruited with the help of the Hubby. It took 3 1/2 hours, 5 truck loads, 2 van loads & 2 suburban loads to empty the main office area and conference room of 14 years worth of stuff. I arranged with the landlord to leave 2 large metal desks and a file cabinet.

Now, I have a spiffy new computer to set up Monday! Then I have to find all my files and sort the storage mess but the best part is I have a room that I can depend on a constant temperature, working lights and working phone! I even have a fax machine!

I'm very thankful to the guys who pitched in! Thanks a ton, Leo, "E", Nicky, & Ski!

I'm actually excited to go to work this week. exclaim