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Joe Made a Funny

October 18th, 2014 Comments off

Joe says a lot of things that make me laugh, but I thought I’d share this incident with everyone.

We’re driving down a two-lane road (one lane in each direction) and he’s messing with some food we had picked up for breakfast when I glance over and notice that he has no hands on the steering wheel. Of course, this made me very nervous, so I mention it and add, “what if you hit a rock and lose control?” to which he replies, “this isn’t Mario Kart, Nicole”. LMAO!

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Survey Says

October 18th, 2013 Comments off

Last week I got a call from a woman who used to send me on market research focus groups back when I was in college. I’m not even sure how the company obtained my current contact info, but she was working in the suburban office and came across my name and asked whether I was interested in doing a music survey on October 17th in Schaumburg. When I heard it paid $70 for about 2 hours I was on board. Plus she said if I arrived at least 15 minutes early I’d be entered into an early bird drawing to win an additional $100.

As the day approached I started feeling apprehensive about going since it was after work and we wouldn’t be getting done until 8 pm, but I kept thinking how that $70 would cover Winston’s vet bill.

When I got to the hotel where the survey was being held I was surprised to see a lot of people there, all women. It turns out the survey was a big group, approximately 60 women in total. I was bummed because the odds of winning that extra $100 was now 1 in 60.

We used wireless keypads to record our answers to questions and rate music they played for us. Other than the ridiculously cold room we were in (luckily I anticipated this and was wearing layers), I enjoyed the survey and the time passed quickly.

Right at the end before they released us they held the early bird drawing and they called my name! I couldn’t believe it because I never win stuff. In the end I made $170 for two hours of my time. Too bad that doesn’t happen every day!

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Silly Rabbit, Tricks Are For Kids

February 27th, 2011 1 comment

Remember the gift basket my mom made me for Valentine’s Day? Included in that basket were a pair of gloves. I put them in my purse and a few days later went to put them on when I became baffled. You see, one side has rubber balls on it for gripping, and it turns out my mom had accidentally given me two right-handed gloves. I called her and we laughed about it. The gloves were sold separately, and she had bought two pair, so she had two left-handed gloves at home. She mailed them to me and I received them yesterday along with this note (click to see a bigger version).

Another amusing thing that happened recently was what Joe did at Petco yesterday. We were checking out the ferrets nearby a guy who was buying a rat to feed his snake. Except Joe didn’t put two and two together (he didn’t notice the guy was holding a big bag of snake bedding), and assumed he was buying the rat as a pet. Joe asked the guy if it was his first rat and then went on to explain how we have one at home. Obviously the guy wouldn’t care since he viewed the rat as food, but I’m not sure he was really understanding what Joe was getting at anyway judging by his response which was that his snake was getting so big he’d soon be feeding it chickens.

I’ve been totally giving Joe shit about his observation skills since, quoting him, “Is that your first rat?” while he rolls his eyes at me. Luckily he’s a good sport and was ok with me posting this entry because I found the whole thing highly amusing.

When we got home I promised Templeton I’d never feed him to a snake. I don’t know if I could ever own a snake (they are boring anyway) because of that. It doesn’t bother me feeding crickets to my toad because they are nasty insects, but a cute little furry rat? Don’t think so.

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July 19th, 2009 Comments off

So I’m happy to report that all five butterflies have emerged from their cocoons and all but one were released today. The one just wouldn’t leave. Maybe he enjoyed being on camera or something.

We’ll hang onto him until Tuesday. Maybe he’s the one who came out two days after the others and isn’t quite ready yet.

* It’s interesting that of all the stills for YouTube to choose, it’s the one where the butterfly is on my boob. Pervs. I’ve selected a different still but it might not update for up to six hours according to their site. How convenient. Hmpf.

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Tuesday Tidbits

June 9th, 2009 2 comments

We were standing in line at the dollar store today when I noticed they sell pregnancy tests. At the dollar store. For a dollar! Wait, how much was that again? As Joe kept saying over and over after picking up every damn item in the damn store just to annoy me – “a dollar!” I don’t know, but I wouldn’t trust a pregnancy test from the dollar store. I bet it’s like an eight ball. You just hold it up and ask, “Am I pregnant?” The answer? “All signs point to yes”. Because if you’re buying a pregnancy test from the dollar store, chances are you didn’t purchase birth control.

Holy crap, I just read about the new iPhone 3GS that comes out later this month. I guess being forced to wait for my T-Mobile contract to expire has been a blessing in disguise. The 16GB 3GS is going to cost as much as what I would have paid for the 8GB 3G. Sure, I could still get the 8GB 3G since they are lowering the price, but where is the fun in that? Just a little under a month and the new iPhone will be mine.

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