Friday, May 1, 2009

The Good Napkins

My mother taught me to read when I was four years old (her first mistake).

One day, I was in the bathroom and noticed one of the cabinet doors was ajar. I read the box in the cabinet. I then asked my mother why she was keeping ''napkins' in the bathroom. Didn't they belong in the kitchen? Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary facts, she told me that those were for 'special occasions' (her second mistake).

Now fast forward a few months.... It's Thanksgiving Day, and my folks are leaving to pick up my uncle and his wife. We were all given assignments while they were gone. Mine was to set the table. When they returned, my uncle came in first and immediately burst into laughter.

Next came his wife who gasped, then began giggling. Next came my father, who roared with laughter. Then came Mom, who almost died of embarrassment when she saw each place setting on the table with a 'special occasion' Kotex napkin at each plate, with the fork carefully arranged on top. I had even tucked the little tail in so they didn't hang off the edge.

My mother asked me why I used these and, of course, my response sent the other adults into further fits of laughter. "But, Mom, you said they were for special occasions!"

Life is too short for drama and petty things, so kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly, and forgive quickly. . . and for Heaven's sake, use the good napkins whenever you can!

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I thought this story was cute. Having little girls, I can totally relate. I vividly recall the night my (then) three year old came downstairs while I was entertaining neighbors and asked me if she could have the "candy" she'd found in my bathroom drawer. Leave it up to a child to find something appetizing about a Playtex tampon.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Broken Wings

I can't get enough of these commercials. Love this little baby!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Wanna Feel Old?

How about the realization that Rudy Huxtable from The Cosby Show is turning 30 in April of this year.

If that doesn't do it, I don't know what will.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Why Spelling is Important

This letter was supposedly written by a third grader. Gotta love it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bored in the Board Room?

This is what happens during our Lead meetings when one person, who shall remain nameless (cough. . Grant), sits within reach of the dry erase marker.

This picture was drawn over the course of an hour. . . one small section at a time.

Friday, January 16, 2009

How hard is it . . . ?

... to change a freakin' paper towel roll??

Of course, it has given me great blogging material. Especially the latest note, posted by one hilarious colleague. So apparently, I'm not the only one who has this little pet peeve.


Man, talk about getting the morning off on the wrong foot!

This is what April (not her real name) gets for letting her kid run inside last minute to grab her shoes. And because we all leave work before the sun comes up, "April" didn't notice this little faux pas until she got inside the building. Nice.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


It's amazing the creativity that's displayed when you finally turn off the TV. Maya and her friend constructed a life-sized robot out of my spare Christmas boxes. I was really quite impressed.

Everything's better with bacon