10 March 2008

Add another to the GEEK list


I've been wanting a Wii for awhile. They've been tough to find. Jason has been keeping an eye out for the gaming system on Amazon.com with no luck. Amazon would have some once or twice a week at a predetermined time and would sell out within 10 minutes. Jason, being the geek that he is, would investigate what store was going to have some of the systems and when. He even found a website that would send out an alarm when more Wiis went on sale!

Due to Jason's diligence, he found out the Sam's Club was going to have Wiis on sale at Midnight this past Saturday. He went and sat in the parking lot at 9:3o pm to wait. Niki (there's a pic here) joined him at about 11pm (since I wasn't feeling 100%) and about 12:15 am they came home with a Wii in hand! Jason set it up on my TV and we played baseball, bowling, tennis and boxing (the games that came with the system).

I tested my abilities again yesterday. I'm pretty good at bowling and pitching in baseball, but all the others are pretty tough. I guess I'll just have to practice some more! (I might have to give my arm a rest though...it's a bit sore this morning!)

03 March 2008

Signs of Spring

The weather is lovely but surely won't last. I'll take the bright, warm sunshine after all the gray that we've had this winter (not snow, of course).

I came home to find this in my garden:

02 March 2008

New Form of Mail in Rebate?

This has become one of my new favorite snacks. These are snap peas that have been baked and are super crispy. They have the consistency of cheese curls without the cheese. Who knew veggies could taste so good?

Yesterday, I had an all day class for Grad school. I always pack my lunch when I have to go to McDaniel because if I leave, I will lose my parking space. Even on a Saturday! (There was a lacrosse tournament going on yesterday.) Anyway, I've packed most of my lunch and decide to put the rest of the snapea crisps into a baggie. I noticed something a bit different coming out of the bag of crisps. It was this:

A DIME! I guess this gives new meaning to mail in rebate. Or are they just paying me for using their product? This has never happened to me before, but I think I'll be buying more of this product...who knows? Maybe there will be dollar bills in the next bag!?!

01 March 2008


I have been remiss about posting the latest YP Booty Club shipment. The February yarn was shipped early because the Yarn Pirate was due to give birth around the usual shipping date. She had a healthy baby boy-10lbs. 10oz. She had a home birth. OUCH!

Here's what the skein looks like:

It's called "I want candy." Very apropos for us '80s music lovers.