*These areÂ someÂ of theÂ seven lettered plates that
will be up for grabs in theÂ "Great Plate Auction"
starting at 7pm tonight(gates open at 5:30)Â @ Cowboys Stadium
in the BIG D!!!!Â Click here !!Â The final lot of the night will allow
the bidder to pick their own 7# combo!! *Bidders will have free access to the stadium, the field, the Dallas Cowboys locker room. *Could be worth a road trip to the Big D today! Drive Carefully!!
Over the weekend,Â I got a trim and some color
from my girl Alex @ the Beauty Store/West Lake.
Yes,the same place Sandra Bullock was seenÂ over the holidays!
Alex met her &Â said she hadÂ 'INCREDIBLE SKIN'!Â
Her secret-NO sun and genetics.Â Â No...she didn't pop in when
I was there over the weekend. :(Â Â Â Anyway.... *My Facebook friend Jeff said I look
like I'm on a spaceship ready to take off!
...What we do for Beauty huh!!? LOL
What I did do besides trying to contact aliens
was ask the folks @ the Beauty Store a question
to help me on my quest!
Can you figure out what I asked them?
Ted Williams 'Kraft Debut' *Word is he got $10,000 for doing 4 of these spots.. YOU GO BOY!! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/Dy85lAKLasw" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
"This morning, WNCI's DAVE KAELIN & JIMMY JAM interviewed TED, along with all three local network affiliates as well as INSIDE EDITION, CNN, and the TODAY SHOW, and the floodgates of opportunity opened wide.
Among the offers TED has:
- Arena announcer for THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS -- including a salary and they will buy him a house
- OHIO CREDIT UNION LEAGUE gave him $10,000 cash and a retainer deal for voicework
- ESPN is reportedly offering him a job
- MTV reportedly wants to discuss a reality series
- A free vacation trip to HILO, HI to voice a commercial ... and the list goes on!"
The color you are wearing says a lot about you.
I'm wearing Green which means this: "Darker greens can connote power, class, strength and conservatism. Brighter greens tell people you're sporty, more casual and often cheerful."
*( Man I need my Hair Done! Saturday afternoon with Alex
at the Beauty Store!Â I'M READY!!)
Click to find out what color is
the best to wear during a job interview!!
"For the second year in a row, "whatever" was crowned the most annoying word in the English language. Thirty-nine percent of the Americans polled would like to rip "whatever" out of the dictionary, set it on fire, and give that most dismissive and juvenile word a proper burial."
Top 5 most annoying words:
3.) "You know what I mean"(no we don't know.. the annoying follow up answer to it-my add ) 4.) "to tell you the truth"
*Are you guilty of using any of these a lot? Mine are 'Like' & 'Actually'!!
That's whatÂ this new dating website has set up! CanDoBetter.com- I have their cheesy
song stuck in my head... Check it out
could be Fun!
This kind ofÂ reminds me of an updated version
of 'Love Connection'Â with out 'Chuck's 2 an 2'.. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/OUnRIzwbgkA" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
...I kinda had that feeling this morning, just had a blah morning.
'Til I checked out this video! Makes you remember how 'PRECIOUS LIFE IS',
and how we shouldn't take things for granted. You never know what could
Not one of my Favs, since I'm not good at pulling
pranks/jokes on peeps, but WAY 'Gullible' enough
to receive them.Â
My Momma Betty...
Â SHE LOVED 'APRIL FOOLS DAY'...
Whether she wasÂ setting off Fire
Alarms to wake my Daddy from a Nap,
or telling me a Big Spider was
coming my way... She Loved to Pull a Good Prank!!
It was impossible to pull one on her, she always seemed
to figure it out..
She would have appreciated a few of these ideas...
*This was one of my favs..
"Forgetful" -Tape magnets to the bottom of an empty coffee cup, and attach it to the top of your car. Laugh at all the people who frantically try to get your attention as you drive by.
*Sad thing is I already pulled this one on myself last week.. Wearing a long flowing camoÂ skirt.. On my way home from work, cruising down 360 & these guys in a pick up truck pulled up beside me... Smiling/Laughing.. I thought it was because I was Rock'n to my tunes. I get rather animated when I'm doing this while I drive.Â They kept it up. I just ignored them. Finally, the took off & an SUV w/ a Mom & her daughter pulled up next to me.Â I looked over at them, the young girl was waving her hands & mouthing...'YOUR SKIRT IS CAUGHT IN THE DOOR!"... I looked down..Yep, myÂ Skirt was 'BIG TIME CAUGHT' &Â Flagging traffic Down!!Â I was able to get it out & move along!Â Told you I was bad at Jokes...It's really bad when you pull them on yourself, & don't even realize it... :)Â Good Luck to all the 'Jokesters' &Â Â Extra Good Luck to the 'Gullibles' like me... If you didn't have us, then it just wouldn't be 'THAT FUNNY!'Â
Here's a Prank from My Niece Kaiti's Future Hubby..
Â Update 3/3/10:
Nissan's Turn.. "... has asked customers to bring in 539,864 cars for fuel gauge and brake-pin problems. Most of the cars were sold in North America and the models with brake problems include the Nissan Titan, Armada, Quest and Infiniti QX56 from model years 2008 to 2010. Those with fuel gauge trouble include the the 2005 to 2008 Nissan Titan, Armada, Quest and Infiniti QX56, as well as all Nissan Frontiers, Pathfinders and Xterras produced between January and March 2006 and between October 2007 and January 2008. " *Contact your nearest Dealership!!
"Ram trucks are included in a new recall of 24,177 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep products. The problem involves a clip that secures the brake pedal rod to the truck's brake booster. The clip might be either improperly formed or missing altogether, and either scenario can lead to total brake failure. The problem was discovered during post-assembly testing, and affects an estimated 16,872 2009 and 2010 Dodge Ram trucks built between August 17 and December 10, 2009. Owners will be notified by mail to bring their trucks in for an inspection.
Other vehicles included in the recall: Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger and Nitro, Jeep Commander, Grand Cherokee and Liberty.
3-Day weekend was Enjoyable...
-Great dinnerÂ @Â Carinos (2 can Dine for $19.99)... -Fantastic show w/ Autumn @ One World Theatre..
-Made some new friends @ The Home Consignment Center
in Bee Caves... (Hey Alli, Sally, Christy & Jen)...
-Found Great Deals @ New York & Company @ Hill Country
Galleris.., This Store location is closing :(..
Everything is $3.99 'Til Friday... -Rented Julie & Julia (Great Movie)
-Got my Betty Crocker on again (inspiration from my niece Kaiti)
*Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls..
-1 Pk of Oreo CookiesÂ (Regular, Double Stuff, Reduce fat
which ever is your fav) -1 PK of Mini Morsel chocolate chips
-1 8oz Pkg of Cream Cheese(Reg, Reduced Fat, or Fat Free
which ever is your fav)
- 3 tsps Vanilla
-3ish TBs of Creamer (I used Irish Sweet Creamer)
-Small slab of butter or Margarine.. 1/4 tsp
-Skim Milk.. have about 1/4 is cup handy
-Crush oreos in food processor to the consistancy of ground Â coffee
Add 2 tsps of vanilla... Mix/Fold in Room Temperature Cream Cheese til it's completey mixed in the cookie mixture..
-Make about 1 inch sized balls & roll them in aÂ Reg Cocoa Powder & Dark Cocoa Powder mixture.. Set the 'C Balls' on a cookie pan
that is lined w/ wax paper...Let them set about 15 minutes in the refrigerator..
-On VERY LOW heat melt the Min Chocolate chips with the small slab of butter.. do the chips about a 1/3 of a bag atÂ a time.. add the creamer & milk as needed so it's not to thick.. Just a nice thickness where you can cover the balls.. Once chocolate is ready.. take off heat.. Drop balls in the chocolateÂ completely cover them.. Set them on the Cookie sheet...Place theÂ 'C Balls' in the refrigeratorÂ to set.. THEN ENJOY...Makes about 2 Dozen depending on the size of the balls!! Great Idea fo V-DAY!
-Here's my impulse buyÂ of the weekend:
*.99 CentÂ IkeaÂ Â kitchen brush w/ suction
cup... IT ROCKS!!! :)
Your Google Search may give more away about you
then you might think..
Especially what we want & think about our significant others..
Professor Dan from Duke University did a search study on what Guys & Girls are looking for??? You might be surprised what other items drop down
from a Google Search when you type in
"How Can I get my Boyfriend Â to ...
1.) ProposeÂ 2.) spend more Time w/ me 3.) Love me More
"How Can I get my Girlfriend Â to...
1.)Give me Pleasure (Censored) 2.)Sleep w/ me 3.)Lose Weight
*I'm getting my 'Winter Hair Color' on in time for the Holidays
w/ my girl Alex @ Salon Di Essenza in WestLake on Saturday.. *Click her pix to check out their 'Holiday Fun' they are having.. :)
Hey.. got the Heads up from Britney:
*Bring the whole family out to Lakeline Mall this weekend
and join in on the holiday cheerÂ :) : *Saturday, December 5,Â at 8:30 a.m.
kids and their families are invited to Breakfast with Santa at Lakeline Mall. Â *Sunday, December 6 from 5â 8 p.m. Pets are invited to have their own turn on Santaâs lapÂ
Capture memories with your favorite furry friends this holiday season.Â
*Look out for Alex @ Southpark Meadows collecting money for Bike's For Kids!!
Getting closer to our Goal of 800 Bikes!! :)
*'BIG 12 BATTLE'Â @ 7pmÂ ...ABC...Â 12/5/ ...
*Since I was raised in Nebraska... but Love living in Austin now..
All I can say isÂ may the 'BEST TEAMÂ WIN'... GO BIG RED!!!
HOOK 'EM HORNS!!! I will have trouble watching the Game..
BIG LOVEÂ 4 BOTH TEAMS!!!!Â Â GUESS THERE CAN'T BE A TIE HUH!!??
Okay.. Here's one that 's new ...
well maybe for thoseÂ out of college & older..
I noticed the reference on a recent Tweet of Sara's...
So of courseÂ I had to investigate...
Don't want to try to do something or starting using a word your not
Really Sure about the Wrong way? RIGHT?
Only 'Meep' that comes to my mind when I first heard this was... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/VnT7pT6zCcA" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
..Or... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/KJJW7EF5aVk" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
... From what I've read about 'Meep' & 'Meeping'Â it gets its inspiration
from Road Runner & Beaker... OKAY???
So what is meeping? Well.. here's a version..
"For largely random reasons, âmeepâ has become a standard filler word for situations
where you want to make a noise but not really say anything."
*I've heard you ask the Kiddos who do/use it.. theyÂ say it can mean
'ANYTHING'?Â Which has caused problemsÂ in some schools..
So I text my 15 year oldÂ Niece Kaiti? 'Meeping???"
..HerÂ response..'What's that?'
Really...that wasn't what I expected...
Guess the 'Meep' bug hasn't worked its
way to Omaha, NE yet...so I explain whatÂ
I know to her as I did above to you..
She's like 'Gotcha.. Meep! :)Â Â My response..
'Cool..Meep! :)' .. I think we justÂ did our
1stÂ 'Meeping'.. I'M SUCH A PROUD AUNT!
MEEP! MEEP! MEEP! ...okay I might have
overdone the Meeps this time..Â It's still veryÂ new...
Shane, my office Bud sent this to me for a M-DAY LOL.. I think 'Freddie/Queen' would dig it... Gotten a LOL... Thought I would share.. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/tgbNymZ7vqY" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*It's weird my Momma always said when I was
growing up I acted a bit like 'Kelly Bundy'Â (Married
w/ Children)... When I did something a bit ditsy
she'd say I pulled a 'Kelly Bundy'...Interesting I share
the same Birthdate as Christina Applegate...
Other Celebs share my BDay year ..
Tina Fey, Naomi Campbell & Kelly Ripa
...How old Am I? Of course a woman doesn't
like to tell her age... but I'm a sport if you are??
*I WAS BORN TODAY THE SAMEYEAR AS...
*Lithium is Approved by the FDA (WWWEEEE)
*ABC Kicks off MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (GO DA BEARS)
*NEW YORK has it's FIRST MARATHON(Still not a Runner)
**Floppy Disc was invented(Man I sound like a Dinosaur huh)
Â *Music World losesÂ Jimi Hendrix & Janis Joplin to Drugs!!(Airguitars & Hairbrushes Always Ready)
*Weekend was cool w/ My Honey Ted.
Did a bit of shopping...Watched some Great Football..
Hook'em Horns... GO BIG RED..
Rented 'Adventureland' w/
Kristin Stewart (AKA..Bella-Twilight/New Moon) It was a Dark Romantic Comedy that took place in '80s...
At the end of the movie... I had a Fantastic
Tune Flashback.... Brought back some Good Times
it made me smile :) ... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/9Sx-CAsiw8c" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] *Lov'n the Mullet -hawks....
*Huey's reminding you...
*Bring the Whole Family for the Big
'Howl'O Ween' @ Hill Country Galleria
on Sunday Afternoon from 12-6pm..
I'll be emceeing the 'Pet Costume Contest'
Thanks to Dogadillo to help out
Several Animal Rescue Services...
Registration starts @ 2pm...
-Tonight..FREE CONCERT FEATURING 'JET'
Benefiting the Health Alliance for Musicians (HAAM)
@ 4th & Colorado...Gates @ 6pm/Show 7-9pm!
Ted & I have a date night for dinner tonight....
OMG.. check out their menu.. I can't wait? Gonna
have to try to save room for Dessert too.. YUMMY!
Why tonight/Tuesday night?Â Well, if I have
to come up w/ a reason.. How About.. HHHHMMM.. Celebrate Snoop Dogg's 38th B-Day... or Kevin Durant Day...
or 72 more Days 'til 2010...Is that enough reasons to Celebrate??
If not... How about 'MY MAN TED ROCKS'...Â
HEÂ DESERVES A DATE NIGHT W /ME... *We promise to have our 'Big Girl & 'Big Boy'
manners going...LOL :)
PlusÂ Shoreline Grill is ourÂ 1/2 off Austin Deal,
so a $50 Gift Card for $25... Another Reason
You Can Celebrate 'ANYTIME' even on a TUESDAY!!! :)
Here's a Tibit of Oct 20, 2009 Trivia: "Mayor Lee Leffingwell has proclaimed that October 20 is “Kevin Durant Day”
for the City of Austin and Senator Royce West has also proclaimed that October 20
is “Kevin Durant Day” for the State of Texas. "
WTF... Some guy just punched her in the side of
the head...NO REASON??? JUST TO DO IT???
....Of course that's nothing new..unfortunately...
in Austin... 'Punch -n-Runs' on 6th Street,,
People/suspected gangs just walking up &
clockingÂ total strangers.. knocking out teeth,
breaking Jaws..even death... (FOX) Nickolas Evans was also sucker punched outside Coyote Ugly. Evans fell to the ground hard, hitting his head. Days later, he died at the hospital... *I'm sure you have run across a person/stranger Â from time to time that you just want to punch, because they get you so MAD... but you DON'T... because 'Self Control'Â is a great trait that 'Humans' should have to separate us from the animals... No matter how tempting it can be at times... It's always best to
step away & get CONTROL... But to just walk up to someone & 'PUNCH' them..just because 'YOU FELT LIKED IT'...
THAT'S SICK!!Â Â Â It's also SIck that when you see or hear about something like thisÂ & the person comes out okay...one of the thoughts that pop in your Head.. well at least they didn't shoot
them...which that is a whole other area, that is scary & uncomprehendable...MASS SHOOTINGS that occur...
I suppose if you let these things 'GET TO YOU', it would be to Scary
to walk out theÂ door of your home each day...
But wouldn't it be 'NICE' if w e didn't have to put any thoughts towards peeps whoÂ do things like this..
especially 'JUST BECAUSE'... What about 'JUST BECAUSE HUGS'...
...probably wouldn't work out, but
would be a nice thought.. a lot less
painful..Start w/ somoene you know..
HUG SOMEBODY TODAY...
Make them feel better & You Too..
ALWAYS MAKE ME 'FEEL BETTERÂ ",which issomething I could use right about now...BIG HUGS TO YOU FROMÂ ME!!!
*ACL Factoid: Lots of different ways to get around Town this weekend.. Bus,Cabs, Bikes..Â Word isÂ Pedi Cab Drivers
can rake in about $1,000 a Night during ACL Fest
BIG CASH & SEXY BUTT & LEG MUSCLES...BONUS!!! :)
*Free Shuttle 411:
"Capital Metro - special event - The Austin City Limits Music Festival arrives in Zilker Park Oct. 2-4, and Capital Metro will provide a free shuttle to and from the event. Pick up the shuttle at Republic Square Park at 5th and Guadalupe. The shuttles will begin at 10 a.m. each day and the last departure from Republic Square to Zilker Park is at 8 p.m. The last shuttle will return passengers after the festival around 11 p.m. "
*411 onÂ "LIVE @ Seaholm Afterfest"Â ... :Quickie 411... *FREE Event Friday (10/2) Â & Saturday (10/3)...
-First come first serve 1st 4,000 Peeps
-Wristband holders first dibs in...
*Just because you have a wristband doesn't
guarantee entry....Doors open @ 8pm... (Show around 10pm) -No parking on site!!!
-Must enter the gate @ 214 West Ave which is at 3rd St!
AGAIN FIRST COME FIRST SERVE 1st 4,000!!! (w/ wristbands)
*For Your Loved Ones, Family, Friends... Celebrate that they are
here w/ you... You never know when that can be taken away.
We realized that on a 'HUGE SCALE' on Sept 11, 2001....
After the terrible 'TRAGEDY', I thought Â it was amazing 'THE UNITY"
Americans had for each other. For a brief period, we all pulled
together...Flew our American FlagsÂ w/ Pride...Trying to help
each other through Â a 'Devistating Loss'....It Would be nice
to have that "UNITY" all the time...
*I found this poem that was written by
a 4th Grader (10-11 /years old)Â named ChristineÂ shortly after the 'Disaster'.
She went into her room after seeing it on TV and started writing...
Her teacher sent a copy to President Bush and she did receive a letter
of thanks.Â Every year since, I have shared this poem on Sept 11th...
I wanted to share it w/ you:
'The Dust of September'
By Christine Morrison, Grade 4 (9,11 2001)
The dust, the smoke, the clouds
from the dust of September.
The sadness, the sorrow, the darkness
from the dust of September.
The pretty sites are gone, the love, the death
from the dust of September.
The families, the lives taken away
by the dust of September.
Our country is sad, but our country still stands
in the dust of September.
Our flag still waves
through the dust of September.
We will never break, we will stand together
through the dust of September.
People hurt, hearts broken, BUT WE SURVIVE
in the DUST OF SEPTEMBER!!
"*The 9/11 monument is dedicated to all Texans who died during
the September 11 terrorist attacks and during Operation Enduring Freedom
in Afghanistan and was commissioned by Governor Rick Perry in 2002 on
the first anniversary of the attacks..."
@ The Texas State Cemetery
909 Navasota St
Austin, TX United States 78702
*YOUR LOVED ONES, FAMILY & FRIENDS WHO ARE W/ YOU
TODAY...GIVE THEMÂ BIG HUGS!! Â KEEP THE MEMORIES CLOSE
IN YOUR HEARTS & THOUGHTS Â OF THOSE WHO ARE NOT!!!
... Could be the best $20 Bucks I would spend in awhile...
..I don't understand peeps speeding through Â public parkingÂ lots...
This week alone, I've had at least 4Â chances to play 'CHICKEN' w/ a car, of course I wouldÂ have been at the majorÂ disadvantage
of not being in my car....
... Yesterday... walking Â w/ Ted in my complex, I even
got a smile fromÂ a 'Chicken Contender' for not playing.
I understand we have places to be, people to see.. But,
you will be a whole lot later if your potential 'Chicken Challenge'
Â faces up against a Child orÂ A Pet or anthing else that can't
stand up to metal/plastic ramming head on into them.....
Since I don't have one of these... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/HIIMyLyozDc" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] ...maybe wearing a sign while walking.. or better yet...
Please Stop playing 'Chicken' in Parking lots...
Most of us don't want to play!!! ...Have to work on
Huey's 'Super Powers'... :)
-This video is making the rounds around the office this morning... Thanks for passing it to me Lisa.... :) When you have a bit of time...Check out 5th Grader Dalton Sherman... "Future Prez " in the making...
*Yesterday had the PLEASURE Â of being a part of a
Private Performance for some of our MIX Friends w/ Benies
w/ Diane Birch...Grab her new album 'Bible Belt'
YOU NEED TO KEEP AN EYE & EAR OUT FOR THIS
GIRL..SHE ROCKS!!! *Check out Diane's 'Cool Remake' &Â her 'Celeb Crush'... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/Az2LVRMfrU4" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
...Don't worry I won't throw Bobby McFerrinÂ at ya unless you really want a dose...
...Been a little stressed the past few days w/ vehicle issues...repairs...
creating a 'Smok'n Credit Card'... Last week had to get a new phone, cause it died....
Gearing up for allegy testing, which means you can't take a thing for 5 days...
Didn't realize how hard that is...Seems to be a pill or tablet for everything that hurts,
but when you can't take it.. WOW...
So I was driving in this morning...thinking"... man a massage would ROCK"...
but w/ my Â 'Smok'n' credit card Â thanks to a vehicle break down...
That's out for a long while...
I did the next best thing... THE MAGIC OF GREAT TUNES... THIS ONE MADE ME FEEL MUCH BETTER... :)
GIVE IT A TRY.. MIGHT CURE WHAT AILS YA FOR A BIT...
ESPECIALLY IF YOU CAN'T TAKE ANYTHING FOR IT... *JustinÂ was inspired byÂ his Daughter 'Blue'...
Words to live by... 'Life's like a Jump Rope'....
Thanks to Sara's excitement about her 'Boy Band/Weekend'...
This popped in my head..which I found a Live performance on a Show
I haven't thought about in a while either.. "LIVING COLOR' LOVED THAT SHOW..
Young Jim Carey... See if you can locate 'Fly Girl J-LO'... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/O13INpojQ78" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
Okay..They're not a band.. but I did Enjoy these guys...THEY WERE
HOTTIE LIP SYNC-ERS!!! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/2rH80nNixmE" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*Of course most of my Favorite 'Boy Bands' were more along these lines... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/2zHNcSwx71w" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*Emmy Nods came out today....
30 Rock got the most nods..22 .. GO TINA!!! (I still have not watched an entire episode) *One of JB's FavsÂ 'Mad Men' got 16 Nods.. (I haven't seen an episode of this either) *American Idol got 8 Nods.. (Whew... Okay...seen plenty of AI) *Here's a quick click/search to see if your Favs
have been CHOSEN...
Ivonne from Austin sent me video she took of her man 'DAVID COOK' during a
show she caught recently in MI...IT ROCKS!!!
*Ivonne's Heads Up: When you get a chance, go and see my video of David,
it was hilarious at the end =) I sat on the first row! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/q5zyIzU_LUs" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
is a 'Video Stud'...
POD's 'Going in Blind'..Shanes the dude yelling
at the Girl in the car.... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/b3_fTdcgzVo" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
...Also look out for the reruns of 'NCIS'... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/wKYT9v6pvLk" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*I caught this story...made me think???
WOULD YOU (I) Â CONSIDER DOING THIS?? ...You & Your Sweetie grow old together...
You've lived a 'Happy Life' together, but as age
sets in your Health deteriorates to the point
where you cannot 'Enjoy Life' together?
-So you decide to end it 'Together'!!
Some say 'Suicide Pact'.. Others think
putting each other out ofÂ Misery.. 'Eternal True Love'..
I was raised a Baptist, so of course in the back of my mind
I have the 'Fire & Brim Stone' teachings in the back of my mind.
...There have been many stories in the past years, of 'Loved Ones'
ending other lives so they can go peacefully & without pain... Is that SO
WRONG... Is it Better to have themÂ in 'PAIN' for the remainder of their existence
or even on 'Life Support' for who knows how long it will take for the 'Disease' to finally
breakdown their Body.. Okay, I know this is not a Happy Subject...but something
that has made me think???
...If TedÂ or I or both of us wanted to end our 'Lives' because
'Quality of Life' was so poor, we couldn't really function as ourselves... Would we be able
to do that For/To each other? Death has always been a subject that hasÂ SCARED Â me since I
was a Little Girl...So I do not have a Definite Â Answer to this Question...Do You???
* I DO KNOW IT'S IMPORTANT TO ENJOY EACH PRECIOUS MOMENT
W/ YOUR SWEETIE, FRIENDS, FAMILY
& TREASURE WHAT YOU HAVE!!! :)
*YES, HE CAN!!! It was time for Huey to get 'PRETTY'
& 'SUMMER TIME COOL'...He was going 'Somewhere', but
his Groomer Nedda decided to do her own thing.
For the same price of taking HueyÂ to 'THE PLACE',
waiting 'til it's his time to get groomed, and then waiting
in a kennel for pick up... Nedda came to our place
Washed & Groomed Huey within an Hour...
Huey is VERY HAPPY!!:)
Scruffy CuteÂ (Before)Â :
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Summertime 'CUTIE' (After):
*Eye color change no extra charge...LOL! HUEY THINKS NEDDA ROCKS!!
@ Doggie Detail "Complete Grooming Services'
Here's another reason Why My 'JOB'Â "ROCKS"...
*Get to Make New Friends...
*MIX FriendsÂ getting the Benies...
Private Performance from Colbie Caillat... Colbie Rocks!!!....A 'True Beauty' Inside & Out!!
Look Out for her New Album...
'Breakthrough' coming out Aug 25th!!! ...
*Catch Colbie's Confession...
*Every Sunday Evening this summer
Austin Symphony Orchestra is putting
onÂ 'Concerts in the Park' @ the Harman Concert
Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace.. This Sunday 6/14-Brass Ensemble.. IT'S FREE!! GREAT DATE NIGHT..
GRAB A BLANKET & PICNIC DINNER!! :)
* I was a bit more at ease this morning after going to the Doc yesterday...
*Dr. Scott Gaertner from Westlake Family Practice ROCKS!!! I had some weird bumps where my head/neck meets, and I was a bit freaked out.
The past month I have had pressure problems in my ears, kinda like you're in an airplane feeling.
I don't have very good sinuses, so just figured it was that. Well yesterday, I found out my sinuses were
really messed up due to allergies, and that was what was causing my lymphnodes to bust out. There are 'LNs' in places I never knew existed. I have always fought allergy/sinus issues.. but never had a "BUMP BREAK OUT".. So now trying to get them down & the pressure away w/ Zyrtec D.. hopefully it will work..Or a Steroid Shot in the Hip is the next step... OUCH!!! GO AUSTIN ALLERGIES!!!
Anyway... I was very relieved to know it was Allergies.. :)
So this morning, this song popped in my head..
...maybe it's the new Meds.. LOL...
Crank it up.. ENJOY FRIDAY!!! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/ubZjbmA1Id0" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*Driving into work this morning... A tune popped into my head...
Song by 'Ratt'... remembering I happened to have the 'Ratt 'N Roll' CD
in my car (originally onÂ '85 Invasion of Your Privacy)...
IT REALLY IS AÂ GREAT BACK IN THE DAY ROCKER!!! LOVE THE GUITAR.. THE
BASS.. IT ROCKS!!!
I cranked it up & didÂ some 'Jam Driving'...It reminded me when I was a
Teen..I would crank up this song on my Mom's stereo in the living room, when
my parents would go out. It was so 'Cool' having the house to myself for a bit
I would take advantage of it w/ my tunes. Didn't have to hear myÂ Mom or Dad yelling
at me to turn 'THAT CRAP' down...It's amazing how a house canÂ 'ROCK' to 'RATT'...
Everytime I hear this song, I think of when "I'd Shake the house & Dance around" with out a care in the World...I believeÂ that's something we all need to do from time to time to RELIEVE STRESS..
CRANK UP YOUR FAVORITE TUNE.. & JUST LET LOOSE!!! FEELS GOOD! :) [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/TUok1etjvwg" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*According to Chris's tweet...
New Album 'Leave this Town' out July 14th..
*'No Surprise' the 1st single... (written w/ Chad Kroeger from Nickelback) Hit iTunes early.. Daughtry performs
"No Surprise' tonight on A.I..
If you can't wait.. Perez has got
it for ya!! I couldn't wait..
I LOVE IT!!! :)
*No matter what your feelings are about the "Dancing' profession..
This is way more than the typical 'Shake Your Booty'...
...WATCH THE ENTIRE VID...THERE ARE MOVES I WOULDN'T
THINK THE BODY COULD DO... AMAZING!!! CIRQUE DU SOLEIL FUTURE
PLAYERS... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/j52GmtDly40" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
Need a smile... this has been around for awhile, but first I've seen it...
My Bro-In-Law Jamie sent it, and it made me smile..thought I would
share the 'Happy'.. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/sx8_5sSbKYc"width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*I'm back home after an 18ish hour 'Road Trip'...
You can see who was the most comfortable...
No major problems, other than bad Chinese Food in
Lafeyette, LA, but I should have known...That's 'Cajun Country'...
...Thought I'd share a few more Florida Pix...
One ofÂ my most Favorites Bridges...
..It connects St. Pete to Brandenton/Sarasota...
Here's my 'Trick Shot'...
..This 'Oil Looking Drum' is the
'Almost World Series Champs-Rays'
Nothing 'Tropic' looking about it...
...Here's aÂ Tropic Shot' w/ a Classic...
..'Classic Kiss Scene' replica in Longboat
Key ...Took us 3 times driving around itÂ & a Few Honks
& Fingers from the 65 & over crowd around town to
get this shot... ...How about a few 'Shots of the Weird' from the Road...
Not everyday I see this on I-10...or anywhere.... ...well might have seen a different theme in DTÂ Austin
not to long ago... :) ...
.. I call this the 'J-Mobile'...
A closer look... 'WWJD'??
...Here's a load you don't see
coming down the highway everyday..
Not my 'Load' since I didn't hit the Lottery...
Must be pretty special...It had it's own
A site I wished hadn't happened, but
was 'Painfully Breath Taking'...
...Forrest Fire outside of Smithville... *I heard from a downed Power line...
No thanks to the High winds..hundreds of
acres scorched & many homes burned to the
ground.. My thoughts are w/ the families
who have lost & Big You Rocks... To Those
who are helping to put the fires out & the families
who are in Great Need!!....
............................................... ...Ted & I had fun on our 'Florida Road Trip'
which included over '36-hours of in-car time together'...
We're still smiling....
..of courseÂ Sangrias & The Beach don't hurt either! :)
John's Pass-Treasure Island area...
Great place to shop, eat & people watch...
Even though it got a bit chilly on St. Pete
Beach...Didn't stop... 'THE GIRLS'...
Lara, meÂ & Jen from having fun...
...I also met my myspace bud Aaron for the first time
in person...He was Rock'n 'Sloppy Pelicans'...
...FYI...Yummy place for 'Tasty Seafood'
on the pricer side, but worth the $$... "Snappers"...Kick'n Blackened Shrimp
& the Crab Cakes ROCKED TOO!!! :) ...Won't be long before the Big 2 Day Car Trip
Back Home!!!Â You know it's 'True Love' when
you can travel in a car over 8 hours a day for 2 days in a
row & still come out smil'n.... :)
*I've been having fun hanging out w/ Friends in Tampa/St.Pete
Florida this week.... :)
*My picture taking skills don't do this justice, but
one of the Bridges connecting Tampa & ST. Pete
is the 'Howard Franklin Bridge' w/ signs reminding you
to Gas up before you head on..It's a long one..
Here's a view of Tampa in the Distance from the Bridge...
*A few 'Discoveries':
...Heart of Tampa, look what's next to the 'Sonic'...
You can grab a 'Burger' & 'A SHOW'...
...That the 'Scientologists' aren't having a problem
w/ the 'Economy'..they are building on to their 'Plush' Headquaters
...This was only a portion of the 'HUB' that IÂ caught
driving by... ...
...For some reason when I look at this
picture...a song runs in my head...
...1 of the Best 'Sangria's on Clearwater Beach @ ...
...Cheese fries & Grilled Grouper 'ROCKS' TOO!
...The 'View'sÂ pretty 'D' Good too!!!
..Of course you have to hit the 'FUN SHOPS'
for things you just can't live without
after having a 'Couple of Pitchers' of
Sangrias...Hula Dancing Bear...T-Shirts
that say 'WTF' ...
...or perhaps 'Freaky Tiki' Hats....
...Say hey to 'Irvi' if you make it into
the 'Freaky Tiki' on Clearwater Beach..
'Very Cool' stop to make for 'Fun Stuff'.. ..Warning don't take any pictures in a place
called 'Surf Style' on Clearwater beach, unless
you want a 16 year old to chew you out... ...After a couple of pitchers of Sangria's &
power 'FUN STUFF' shopping...
Â Starbuck's Stop works out well...
Don't forget the SHADES!!! ... ...Ready to take on St. Pete Beach
before we head home!!! :)...
*Oh...I found that 'Clearwater Beach' even has more
... ...1 of the pix I took at the 'Surf Style'
before I was chewed out...Guess they
don't want their 'Girls' getting around!!!
*Friday the 13th Marathon might due the trick tonight..
Get your Sweetie cuddling up to you early....
...Start w/ the Original.... (I totally forgot Kevin Bacon was in this...Camp Counselor 'Jack') [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/uEgahzAwOy8" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*New issue of Marie Claire..
promoting movie 'He's not the into you'...
Look What Drew is sporting on the tongue... .
Do you think tongue piercings are SEXY???
*I have run across a few peeps w/ them & they have a bad habit of
playing with it constantly while they are talking or just hanging out... it's pretty annoying..some have lisps from it...NOT A BIG FAN...
OF course IÂ neverÂ dated a guy with one either,which I have heard stories from friends on that end too...But I will pass...
TED IS SAFE FROM A TONGUE HOLE TOO!Â :)
Guess 'WHO' has over 87,000 Friends...
..Not Aretha.. but 'The Hat' she wore for Inauguration Day..
It's a hit....LUKE SONG is the designer...
*I've been a 'Myspace Gal' for a while & have had many
peeps in the past week asking me why I'm not on 'Facebook'..
Okay...caved in the 'Peer Pressure' & started up a page...
Still in the works....I have '2' friends right now... Got
a lot to go to catch up w/ 'The Hat'...Look me up Heather Rivera
...Some of the 'HOTTEST' Searchs in 2008....
#3....'Fred Goes Swimming'..(REALLY??) [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/-7PSXAKoUno" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
#1....'YES WE CAN... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/1yq0tMYPDJQ" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
*'HOT' Searched Celebs in '08....
..Paris may have been #2 in 'Vids', but only #4
w/ general 'Celeb Stuff'...
#3 Kim Kardashian
#2 Miley Cyrus
*'HOT' 3 Weddings...
#3 Howard Sten & Beth
#2 Beyonce & Jay Z...GOT BEAT OUT BY... #1... ..
Â *'HOT' Celebrity Babies
...Knox & Viv Jolie-Pitt came in 5th(SHOCKED ME TOO)... #3 Max Bratman....#2 Nahla Aubry..
Â *'HOT' Musicians... ..#3 Chris Brown.. #2..[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/XeznD89WXgE" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
...Â Couldn't beat the 'J-BROS'...
...'HOT TALK SHOW'...
*BIG O' lost out too...
#1...'Mid Morn'n LADIES'...
...Â *'HOT' 'TV SHOW'...
#2..Dancing w/ the Stars (Did you hear Steve-O-'JackA## might be a Â next season's
contestant..that should make '09's search GO UP!!) #1... A BABY of one of the 'SmartestÂ Peeps on TV'..
According to 'Entertainment Weekly'... [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/KB7OiW-yqBw" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
... Â Â Judy,Â Cathy, Me, Jen & Tracy...Â *Got this from myÂ GF Tracy (Far Right)... Good Times
w/ my GFs in Tampa, Florida...Can't remember why we had
name tags on, but they were 'Extremely Helpful' as the night went on
& the drinks continued to flow...My Man Ted has always said it would be cool
if everyone wore a name tag, then you could say.. Hey (Fill in Name)...
Maybe peeps would be "Nicer" to each other, if you knew their name...
Well it's aÂ thought...
*Beth from 'Quick Gifts' shot me an email today to say hey
& of course I had to shoot one back asking.. What's 'QGs'?
Come to find out it's a website where you can buy
All different kind of Gift Cards... Perfect Gift IdeaÂ for someone
who is impossible to buy for...or that someone who says
they have 'Everything' & give you no ideas on what to get them...
or you're just to 'Lazy' to go get it yourself..
Let them do it for you via email or mail... Â
Weezer's 'Troublemaker' music video has broken five world records.
The band and those starring in the film now hold the records for The Largest Air Guitar Ensemble, The Largest Game Of Dodgeball, The Longest Guitar Hero World Tour Marathon, The Most People In A Custard Pie Fight and The Most People Riding On A Skateboard.
The multi record-breaking video went live online at Yahoo Music last night. A Guinness World Records official was present while the various attempts were made, reports Wired News.
*Interesting Name.... *When I saw the girl's name in the group.. Hope Paltrow.. ... I believe I saw her in Memphis, TN a couple years ago, doing more 'Pop Country' (more emphasis on Country). I was thinking she's 'Cute' & 'Talented' but her singing voice sounds more 'Pop'...
1.)DA BEARS CAN BEAT THE COLTS... (29-13)GO BEARS..
BIG LOVE TO ROOKIE RB MATT FORTE...
His SECRET WEAPON... DOES THE BODY GOOD!!! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/xnnSpuZUqIU" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Â 2.) I checked out the Shopping in the '2nd Street District' on Saturday.
...Lots of really cool stores are popping up. Although there was one store, I will just say it's a place where you can getÂ 'Decorating accessoriesÂ & Home items', the name has 'Home" in it. When I went in there, it was kinda like a "Pretty Woman" experience(you know the movie)..Julia Roberts "Viv" gets snub by the Sales Girls.Â IÂ wasÂ "Viv"...The couple in front of me, 'they said hi to. Asked if they needed anything. They said no, just looking.'Â Me, they just walked away. Not a word..not even hi(even when I smiled).Â My Hubby Ted, said hey. They said hi reluctantly, and quickly walked away.Â Guess, we lookedÂ 'FUNNY'& our 'Money must too'.Â Oh well, I walked outÂ feeling 'LIKE CRAP'.Â They need to learn to be nice to everyone who walks thru the door. Doesn't matter who it is.Â SHAME ON YOU!!!
...But a 'REALLY COOL' store on 2nd made up for it.Â The 'Lofty Dog'. Saturday, they were celebrating their "1st Anniversary". They were Very helpful and EXTREMELY NICE. They had Cute pet gear, toys & treats I don't always see around. Prices were GOOD TOO! :) Plus they have FABULOUS EVENTS FOR OWNERS & THEIR PETS....
Huey MADE OUT BIG TIME!!!... *I wishÂ theÂ 'LOFTY DOGÂ ' GREAT SUCCESS' during YEAR #2.Â May they have A TON MORE HAPPY YEARS in the '2nd Street District!'
3.)I also DISCOVERED...I'm a "P.A.N.K".Â It's a 'NEW DEMO' that retailers/advertisers/stores are targeting!!! P-Professional
K-Kids....Â 'The Aunt' who spoils the crap out of her nieces/nephews, because she has no kids!!
-I proved that this weekend again..
MY NIECE KAITI...I got a text earlier in the week, that she's looking for a pair of 'Tennis Shoes' that had many types of colors to them, "Nike' types..
Okay after trying to figure out what she meant, because my idea of something is 'WAY DIFFERENT' from a 14 year old...
I ran across the "OH THEY ARE SO CUTE" shoes at 'Nike Store'Â @ the Round Rock Outlets...
... & yes,Â they're onÂ their wayÂ to Kaiti in Omaha, NE!
Okay, I admit it, I'm a P.A.N.K...
Of course if you're a Dude, who does this...
It Makes you a P.U.N.K! I LOVE MY P.U.N.KÂ TED TO PIECES!!!:)
Well, Ted & I didn't make it to Galveston for L-DayÂ weekend fun. We weren't sure where 'Gustav' may hitÂ & didn't want to spend our time worrying about where he was & what may happen next. So,Â we'll have to hit Galveston for the "1st" time another time.Â So we decided to hit the road & take some day trips & ENJOY!!!...
*WHERE WERE WE???? *Hint... German town starts with "F" has a wonderful mainstreet with shopping & fabulous "Sweet Pretzels"... You must eat at the "Friedhelm's Bavarian Inn" there's a reason they have been around for 30 years.. Yummy German Food..Schnitzel & the Swiss Chicken Rocked!!!..
...Make sure you say hey to our friend "Otfrid"
..We even ran across a 'New Friend in West Lake' over the weekend
who was rather chatty... (Above our heads..in the distance) ...
...A bit further South did some
'Rock'n w/ 'The Bones'... ...
...Had a blast w/ my Honey on
..we walked, ate, shopped &
captured our day w/ Humor.. .. *Who does this look like? US??? ...I had a GREAT TIME w/ MY Honey on
our 'Mini Adventures'. It's nice spending time
w/ your sweetieÂ with no worries about where you need
Â to be & where you need to go.Â I HIGHLY recommend it!!!
Take some FREE TIME FOR YOU (You & your Honey) & JUST GO HAVE FUN!!!
*Okay I love that it's not 100 plus degrees, and when I get in my car today, I won't burn any body parts because it's been preheating for me during the day. But 'Grey & Dreary' skies, kinda get me down.Â I know we need the Rain, but Rain w/ Sunshine would be cool. (I know asking for to much.)
Well, I thought if you are feeling the same way, & need a pick me up...Thought this might help... Looks like we may have a few more days of 'Grey & Dreary' to get thru....
*Plus gotta "LOVE THE CHUCKS"...
Â [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/eONhto0x_nI" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] ...BTW way I found a 'CUTE FIND THIS WEEKEND' @ "Journeys" (of course they didn't have my SIZE 11...no shocker there..hard to find but I can order them online :)Cute Shoes always help with the BLAHS)*Come in a few different Colors...
*MTV VMA'S coming up...Vote for 'Your Favs'.... (WHEW...Â thank goodness for Youtube, Myspace... orÂ voting for 'Fav Vids' could have been TOUGH.. :) )
*Click to vote...heck it's great PRACTICE FOR THE "BIG VOTE!!!
*Drivingis one of the "Most Dangerous" activities people do on a 'Daily Basis'...Here's a Brand New website that debuted today to find out more:(Yahoo)...Â researchers at the University of Minnesota's Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS) have mapped out every fatality in the nation at www.saferoadmaps.org.
...As promised "Some Family VK Pix"...(Hey it's better than a Slide show)...Â
-Spent the 4th Holiday in Omaha, Nebraska visiting family & friends...
Yep, same place the "Olympic Swimming Tryouts" were @ The Quest Center FirstÂ Stop....
*Austin would beÂ 'Perfect' w/ a "Runza"... :) ...GoodÂ Times w/Â Friends...
...'Pretzel's w/ Beer Cheese Rocks @ Quaker Steak & Lube...
...I seem to have a 'Food' theme going (gonna have to hit the exercise DVD's harder this week)
*Got in...what is it '18 holes'....
..Well, actually that's whatÂ you can do at the Country Club my M-In Law BarbÂ does the books for...
I actually took the pix, then did my Favorite thing... 'WENT SHOPPING!!"... :)
...It Wrapped upÂ @ The Country Club w/ an awesome 'Buffet & Fireworks Show'...
M-In Law BarbÂ Rocks...Â My Daddy Rocks...
..Of course my 'Almost 14 year old 'Niece Kaiti (AKA my Shopp'n Buddy) ROCKS!!!
...Trip can't be complete w/out the 'Fuzzy Family Pix"...
*Oh yeah...Another "STELLAR'Â reason for 'Fireworks'... Â
... My Man Ted & I Celebrated our 'BIG 7th ANNIVERSARY'
with another 9 before that... WOW..16 years & still going STRONG! :)THAT ROCKS!!!
(AP)The international space station's lone toilet is broken, leaving the crew with almost nowhere to go. So NASA may order an in-orbit plumbing service call when space shuttle Discovery visits next week.
Until then, the three-man crew will have to make do with a jury-rigged system when they need to urinate.While one of the crew was using the Russian-made toilet last week, the toilet motor fan stopped working, according to NASA. Since then, the liquid waste gathering part of the toilet has been working on-and-off. Fortunately, the solid waste collecting part is functioning normally. Russian officials don't know the cause of the problem and the crew has been unable to fix it.
The crew has used the toilet on the Soyuz return capsule, but it has a limited capacity. They are now are using a back-up bag-like collection system that can be connected to the broken toilet, according to NASA public affairs officials.
"Like any home anywhere the importance of having a working bathroom is obvious," NASA spokesman Allard Beutel said.
The 7-year-old toilet has broken once before but not for as long a time, said Johnson Space Center spokeswoman Nicole Cloutier in Houston.
Discovery is already set for launch Saturday with a planned docking with the space station on Monday. Cloutier said NASA officials are considering having some parts flown to Cape Canaveral and placed in the shuttle during its countdown, an unusual and delicate situation. Because the shuttle's payload weight is limited and balance carefully calculated, it will be tricky to try to figure out where the parts can go, said Kennedy Space Center spokesman Bill Johnson
Discovery's main payload, a 32,000-pound Japanese laboratory addition, is so big that the shuttle's boom sensor system had to be removed to make room for the lab.
Guitar Hero Will Add Mic, Bass Guitar, Drumset (w/elevated symbols)Â ... Guitar Hero World Tour,â set for release in September, will also allow two bands of four to compete online, as well as let players compose and play their own music, Activision said Thursday.The game will feature the hit songs from well-known bands, such as Van Halen, the Eagles, Linkin Park and Sublime, with every song being a master track (directly from the CD) and not a cover version (with the band uninvolved).Â (www.celebritycafe.com)
Teen Sells 17,328 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies Jennifer Sharpe is believed to have set a national record
DETROIT - A Girl Scout has financed her trip to Europe with Thin Mints, Samoas and Do-Si-Dos, possibly breaking a national record in the process.
Jennifer Sharpe, a 15-year-old from Dearborn, sold 17,328 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year, which shatters her troop's old record and is believed to be a national record, though Girl Scouts of the USA doesn't track individual sales.
"It's always been one of those goals I wanted to accomplish," Sharpe said Wednesday.
Michelle Tompkins, spokeswoman for New York-based Girl Scouts of the USA, called the feat "amazing" but said there's no national record on the books.
"We're thrilled for the girls who take it to such a great level, but so far, we don't track it at the national level," she said.
The two bakeries that make the cookies sold by Girl Scouts said Sharpe sold more than anyone this year, according to Dianne Thomas, spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts of Metro Detroit.
"They are aware when a council has a super seller," Thomas said.
Every day on a street corner Sharpe sold cookies every day on a street corner with help from her mother and troop leader, Pam Sharpe.
"We were always there, we never closed," Pam Sharpe said. "At one point, Jenny got really sick and we did shut down early, and we heard about it the next day."
Jennifer Sharpe's Troop 813 raised about $21,000 in cookie sales that will pay for its 10-day trip to Europe this winter.
It isn't the first time the troop has traveled using cookie money. A couple of years ago, the Scouts decided they wanted to take a Caribbean cruise.
"They sold enough to be able to swim with the dolphins," Thomas said. "So after that, what do you do? Well, they said, 'Let's go to Europe.'"
'Made her really confident' In addition to vacation destinations, the cookie program also has helped push Jennifer out of her shell, Pam Sharpe said.
"It's made her really confident," she said. "I remember when she first started selling, she was very shy and quiet and you had to push her out to talk to customers, but now she's right out there, first to the door."
One thing that hasn't changed, despite selling thousands of boxes for the past few years, is Jennifer Sharpe's feelings about the cookies.