Discovery STS128

Discovery STS128

SOOooooooo…I woke up at 2:30 pm today. Want to know why? I didn’t get home until 5 am last night because we had causeway tickets to the launch!!

Whoo-hoo! It really was amazing! Except for the part where they tell you about, ohhhh I don’t know, 10 minutes, before the shuttle is set to launch that if the shuttle explodes a cloud of hydrochloric acid will make its way towards us and we will need to seek the closest shelter immediately.

Oh, wait! There is no shelter. Which means thousands of people will have to make a mad dash to the buses or jump into the alligator infested waters. Don’t you think we should be warned about that before we get on the bus all the way to the “point-of-no-return-until-the-shuttle-launches” causeway??

Yep. Needless to say I had already staked out an escape route and had my personal items ready for a grab-n-go sprint emergency exit. I’m not even kidding or trying to be funny. I really was nervous. Once you see the video, that I still need to figure out how to upload on here because it is kind of long, you will see what I mean. I am shaking like C-R-A-Z-Y during the whole thing.

But I digress…

Let’s take a look at some of the pics I took before the big launch:

A Space Armadillo in front of the Kennedy Space Center

Astronaut Statue hovering over the Space Center (too high up to take pic with, otherwise I would have- but you already knew that)

Space Rainbow

Me and Matt on the Space Bus to the point of no return.

The Space TV on the Space Bus.

Matt standing “next” to the shuttle. (It’s the white blob).

The closest and clearest pic I could take of the shuttle from the causeway of death.

Matt’s reaction after the big LAUNCH!

PS- Did I tell you that I got a shirt at the gift shop that says “Does this shirt make me look weightless?” LOVE IT!

Bad math

Bad math

Summer math:

3 cocktails + running down 1 flight of stairs to get 1 frozen pizza out of the oven = 1 sprained foot.


Since school started today, I guess I won’t be getting my “summer projects” completed. I was in the middle of finishing the upstairs when I got the cankle.


The good news is that the limp is finally gone and I got some Vicoprofens out of the deal.

On a totally unrelated note, I wanted to mention that I have figured out where all the “old” people hang out in the Tampa Bay area (by old, I mean 75 +). I went to one of Allstate’s financial seminars at Sam Seltzer’s to represent the Tow Agency and noticed an alarmingly large population of elderly persons. I sat out on the bench waiting for some friends and witnessed more than a handful of people walking (or rolling) through the door with oxygen tanks and walkers/wheel chairs. I actually thought for a minute I was at the wrong place. Like maybe I went to a nursing home on accident. Trust me. If you know me, you know it wouldn’t be so strange for me to accidentally go to a nursing home rather than a steakhouse. But, no! I was at the right place…

More interestingly (I know that is not grammatically correct, but I like it) were the cow statues in the front. At one point a little girl and her mom came out and actually posed for a picture with them. Well, “on them” is more appropriate as the little girl hopped on for a ride. But it kind of made me think about how we, Americans, have this thing posing with statues.

Don’t act like you haven’t done it before, either….

We’ve all been there. I have pics from New Orleans, Las Vegas, Chicago, and beyond of me and friends with random statues/wax figures.

I can even prove it. *smirk*



Ok, part of the reason I haven’t been blogging (besides all my house projects) is because I basically watch Big Brother 24 hours a day via the nets.

Anyone else love Jeff as much as I do?? Remember when I said I was going to name my first son Tim Tebow? Well, my second son is going to be named Jeff.

I heart Jeff.

I really do.

(Matt, don’t be jealous…it’s just one of those things that can’t be helped.)

PS- Go Gators!

Pet Owner Announcement

Pet Owner Announcement

Ever wonder what to do about all the excess pet hair in your house caused by the shedding of your beloved 4-legged friend?

Never fear! The answer is FINALLY here….


Save up all those annoying little hairs and turn this:

Into this:

In case you are wondering, this works for cat hair, too. I’m thinking of making a Boo scarf and some Lily mittens for when I visit Illinois in the cold season…..

PS- I know I’m loser for not updating my blog for a month and then posting this, but I couldn’t help it! I really have been a Busy Bee this summer. I’ll post pics of my hard work in the next week or so. And, sorry still no bump-it pics. I still haven’t figured it out. Bummer!!!