Monday, April 28, 2008

Engineer's Guide to Cats

Uh, this is too funny. If you don't think it is, then I have to wonder why we are friends. I already forwarded it to some of you. But then I thought it was too good not to mention. If you are, or know an engineer, or own cats, you can appreciate this.
Engineer's Guide to Cats

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

.org vs. .com

Who thought that I would post again so quickly? Certainly not me. But a funny thing happened. People actually read my blog. And my father, of all people, had to point out to me that maybe my link to La Posada was not right. I thought he was kidding, but then thought again. Why not double check before I send back a smart ass response? And low and behold. We did not stay at the La Posada in Palm Springs, Florida, which happens to be closed. It also happened to be a gay men's resort, with a very revealing picture on the front webpage. Oops. So I left the original link, for your entertainment. And will let you all know that we stayed at La Posada in Winslow, AZ, and their correct webpage is , not .com. And next time I hook up a link, I will make sure and check that I am properly representing myself, and my family. Not that there is anything wrong with the previously mentioned, it just doesn't seem like the kind of place where I could get much action on a romantic weekend, and I don't think my husband would be all that interested either.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Virgin Blogger

Finally. I have been meaning to do this for long time. I always had an excuse. Kind of like teaching. Now that that is happening, I don't have much of an excuse not to also blog. Many times I told friends that the blog would get started and that I was going to dedicate my first one to _____ or ______ or ______or, well you get it. Now that all those big events or moments have passed, I figure they can be future flashbacks on a slow day. So I will start with this:
I had the most wonderful weekend with my husband. When I first quit my job last June, I was really nervous about spending time at home with him. He is always here, and I wasn't sure we could tolerate seeing each other so much all of a sudden. Having worked only on and off since June (mostly off, let's be honest), we got kind of used to having each other around. Since I started steady work in March, I have been putting in long hours, and we haven't seen nearly as much of each other. Thank goodness for a school schedule- we had a 3 day weekend (yes, Spring Holiday, don't you have one of those?). Jon and I decided to head up to Prescott, Flagstaff and Winslow for some quality time together. It was great. We started having lunch Friday in Prescott, and then continued on for a night at a historic hotel (Hotel Monte Vista) in downtown Flagstaff. I think our favorite part was a brewery with college priced pints within walking distance of bed. Why is it I have to pay $7 for a pint at home? Oh, that's right. Because I choose to live in Suburbia, USA and I am surrounded by horrible chain restaurants who have forgotten what it is like to simply supply a good product for a decent price. But that is a little off subject. We then proceeded to Winslow to spend the night in another interesting hotel called the La Posada. If you have ever been to Winslow, maybe you can answer this question for me: What were the Eagles thinking when they wrote about Winslow (I'm standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see......)? There is absolutely nothing there. And I'm not kidding. It's a good thing this hotel had a restaurant or we would have starved. Random. It was romantic, casual, and relaxing all in one trip. I missed Jon, and am glad I finally have a grip on lesson plans so I can spend a little more time with him.