Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Queen's hat box

This is sad to say, but I have a slight fasination with the British royal family. I guess it is just because we (Americans) don't have one. They are rich and beautiful, but mostly whether they realize it or not regular people with the same issues that normal people have - maybe except for the money part.

They don't have to use the envelope method taught by Dave Ramsey to budget their money each month. I do use the envelopes and they work wonders - thanks Dave!

More of the fascination with the royal family are the clothes - in particular the hats and purses. There has just got to be some royal decree out there about hats. No one really buys hats anymore. I think some of the last famous American women who wore hats were: Mamie Eisenhower, Jackie Kennedy, and possibly Lady Bird Johnson. Anyway where can you buy hats? I know where some "other" people buy hats that are cheap looking, but I am talking about the good hats.

What brings you this blog can also find you a hat at the touch of a button. check this out they can customize any hat in the catelog. I found a cute straw beach hat that is $120. I would hate to know the price to add on a flower. It can get pricier though. Try this link . There is one in there for $1150. Most of these hats have lots of plummage. They all look a little Vitorian too. Not my style. So far the best one is . This one offers the big hats, some feathers, but they are pretty neat.

Anyway, I will probably never wear a hat like the ones above reason #1 is I have a big head and #2 is I don't have a hat envelope.

Next topic - purses of the Queen.

Friday, May 29, 2009

A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter: The grocery list

If you know what my title is alluding too, then you have to have been a child in the 70's. The comment comes from the wonderful show - Sesame Street. There was a little cartoon of a girl who was sent to the store to get those 3 items. She forgets and has to think back about her conversation with her mother and eventually remembers. I think of her on Fridays when I make my grocery list.

Being a little OCD and on a family budget, a little planning is involved with the grocery list. Before the list is compiled I have to make a menu. Before the menu we have to see what night-time activities are taking place for the week (Friday through Thursday). Luckily for me it is summer and there is not much to do. the menu was planned and the list made. To even be more weird about the list - it has 3 columns. One for things we get every week - milk, bread etc. The 2nd one is for new things that we need to make specific dishes and the 3rd is non grocery items. On the top of that list today is sunscreen.

My grocery list gives me a sense of accomplishment as a stroll up and down the frigid rows of goods. I go to Wal Mart. It is just too convenient to pass up, but I do have a beef with most all grocery stores. Why do they want to waste so much electricity? The open refridgerator bins just really get to me. It is very convenient to just walk over and select you eggs and biscuits without having to fool with the door (like when I buy milk or ice cream.)

What sort of ploy did the marketing team come up with that there are no doors on all of the refridgerated items? I took some of these classes in college. I did not do very well in them, but none the less I passed. I really can't see the benefits of the no door theory. I think it is to possibly just make it convenient for the shoppers to just reach over and get the cheese and not have to block open the door with their cart. But what if ..... they were more enviromentally friendly?

Our town is moving rapidly in that direction so let's explore. Do you think Wal- Mart could afford some doors? Yep. Would those doors save on the over-head cost of doing business? Yep. Could that savings lead to lower prices throughout the store on most all goods? Yep. Would my grocery bill go down? Yep. That extra money could buy me some high dollar gas for the car!

If I am doing my part to save electricity, why can't they?

From grocery lists to saving the planet - all in one little blog. I love it.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blogging - It's like Drano for my brain!

This was not supposed to be my first topic. I have lots of other topics that I thought would be better, but this just popped in so I am going for it.

Like I have posted in my welcome speech, I have lots of things stuck in my brain. Some good and some terribly bad and ugly. I am not using my blog for ugliness - only for beautification purposes. So, I will clean out my brain when I feel full and log it here on the worldwide web for all to see. Like in the title up there it is like Drano for the brain.

Before you question me, Drano is spelled correctly. I am a little OCD and I really like to get most things correct - except for puncuation and capitalization (but that is another story.) so I went to wikipedia and checked it out.

Drano is a wonder product that was invented in 1923. It cleans out the gunk in your drain by a complex chemical formula. FYI, the "power crystals" are just colored salt. Blogging is also a technicalogical wonder invented in 1999. It cleans the gunk out of your brain with a complex electrical and computer engineering formula. I like to think that my "power crystals" are somehow produced by caffienated drinks.

So, let's everybody raise a glass of sweet tea ( or your caffienated beverage or choice) and wish blogging a happy 10th birthday!

Happy Birthday Brain-o! How did I get this far without you.


Hi, this is a blog about nothing and everything. I actually decided to do it last night. I have had fun in the past posting anonymous replies to online articles and message boards. Now I have decided to have a forum of my own.

What will this blog really be about? The answer is whatever I am in the mood for, anything that I find interesting or bizarre, and recollections of days past. My mind tends to wander from topic to topic very fast some days. I thought that a blog might help me keep track of the randomness.

If you happen to find me and actually want to read this crazy stuff, please leave a comment if you are so moved. If not, that is ok too. Since we are all anonymous here, we can't really hold grudges now can we.