Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Trivia and Brainteasers

1. Why are manholes covers round?

2. You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position do you finish?

3. If you overtake the last person, then you finish in what place?

4. A man builds a house rectangular in shape. All sides have a southern exposure. A big bear walks by. What color is the bear? Why?

5. If you have only one match, and you walked into a dark room where there was an oil burner, a kerosene lamp, and a wood burning stove, which one would you light first?

6. How many animals of each set did Moses take on the ark?

7. Name the only sport traditionally played in America which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?

8. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the "Los Angeles Lakers"?

10. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?
11. There's one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?

12. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

My cousin, Mark, brought these home from his class. Some of these were pretty obvious to me, but some I TOTALLY didn't get! Take a few days to think about them...

What happens when you miss poker night... and other ramblings

I have to say that I have very creative friends! Sarah and Maggie threatened to roll my yard if I didn't show up for poker night, but since I have two very small trees in my yard, that wouldn't be very fun. So they "forked" my yard with an added! As I was cleaning them up this morning, I thought that this was a new take on "52 card pick-up" that my dad was always pulling on us!!!

Not too much has been going on these last couple of weeks. I'm not used to being bored since this is the first summer in several years that I haven't at least worked part-time. I've read probably 15 or 16 books so far (some of those I bought for the family beach trip but just couldn't wait!), and I went to The Bookshelf the other day and bought 8 more. I had to make sure I had plenty for the beach.

We're leaving on Friday for Destin, and I am SO excited! I haven't been down there since I was about 14 or so. Michael and I are going to reread the 6th Harry Potter book while we're down there in preparation for the 7th book coming out in a few weeks. He better be prepared to read fast, because I've been known to read those in a weekend. My students are always amazed by that. I think that with book #5 (or maybe it was 4), I started it around 9am and stayed up until 4am to finish it one Saturday. I just get so involved, that I have to know what's going to happen. Yes, I can hear Rebecca right now calling me a nerd, but I just can't help it. I've also been furiously watching the 2nd season of 24. Everyone else has already seen season 2, so we are planning to watch season 3 while we're there. I don't think that I'm going to finish...I'm only on hour 16 I think! I may have to watch the last few on the way down there, but then I might get carsick, which I tend to do easily(especially with Daddy driving!). Well, I have plenty of Dramamine, so I might take my chances.

Hopefully we'll get some good pictures while we're down there (probably ALL of Anderson!!). I think that we'll have internet in the condo. It's supposed to have wireless, but not everything is finished, so that's probably not priority. We were afraid that we weren't going to get to go at all, so we'll deal with the fact that all of the amenities aren't up and going (including the spa :( !). I'm sure we can find some ways to keep ourselves busy while the boys play golf! Anybody know of a nice place down there to get a manicure? or any other fun shops for that matter? We are definitely going to the scrapbook store down there! I think that Amanda is a little jealous about that, but I guess she has a little bit more on her mind.

I'm sure that it will rain some down there so we'll have time to post some pictures.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

John Parker at the Pool

Some others that I haven't posted yet...

Amanda's Shower

John Parker helped us decorate!

We had lots of yummy food!

Amanda & Hollie made the cake...too cute!

Amanda's already contemplating what she's going to buy...

Didn't John Parker do an excellent job decorating?

John Parker and his future girlfriend, Sara Beth (who were born the same day!)

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

I just can't stop taking pictures of her!

John Parker came to visit Anderson again yesterday, but we didn't manage to get any pictures of them together. I guess we have plenty of time! I'm headed to WalMart to finally print some of the 500 pics of Anderson that we've already taken. We haven't printed any of John Parker in the last couple of months, so we have to catch up on that, too! They're going to hate to see us coming...

These are from Anderson's photo session yesterday!

Saturday, June 2, 2007