FTSF: An Island Life For Me!

Swiss Family Robinson

As a kid, this was one of my favorite movies… I’ve studied up a bit on remote island living.

If I were stuck on a desert island I would like to have… several very important items.

First off, thanks for the advance notice.  I am so psyched to be able to go to a desert island!  This is because although it is May 3rd, it looks like this here in Iowa:

IMG_1813IMG_1814This morning we have a two hour delay because of SNOW.  The kids have fought, whined, and cried nonstop since they got up.

So if I go to the desert island, do I have to bring the kids?  I assume that if I didn’t, I would get rescued more quickly because I would get hunted down so that they can be handed off to me.  So I guess they can come too.  Can they have their own island?  Just wondering.

Reg can't come either, that would be just like having children there...

Reg can’t come either, that would be just like having children there…

I would need a refrigerator.  It could be some Swiss Family Robinson type deal, it wouldn’t have to be fancy.  I would need some place to keep my Diet Sunkist Lemonade and my Sutter Home White Zinfandel cold.  I only drink vino on the weekends, but since I’ll be on a desert island I might just forget to bring a watch or a calendar, so I’d have no idea what day it actually was.  Oh darn…

I’d have to have sunscreen.  I’m very pale and freckled and use sunscreen pretty religiously because I’m scared of burning and cancer.  I had better make sure I have my big gardening hat.

This hat.  The hat rocks.  Maybe I'll make a tire swing too.

This hat. The hat rocks. Maybe I’ll make a tire swing too.

I’d probably need to have my laptop, because who wouldn’t like regular blogging updates from a desert island?  Or I’d at least like to have my phone, so I could keep the world informed of what I do via Twitter.  Important stuff, like this:

Made fire. I feel all neanderthal woman right now. #fire

These leaves really taste like butt.  Oh dammit…

I believe I would also have to figure out how to power all of this stuff too, huh?  I suppose I can also bring a solar powered generator along… or I suppose I’d have to bring Evil Genius with me so he can figure all of that stuff out for me!

So there you have it.  Desert island here I come!


I know this isn’t a desert island picture, but it still makes me laugh…

This post is part of FTSF:  Finish the Sentence Friday.  Go check out what other people would want to have on their desert islands by following the link!

Finish the Sentence Friday

Spring: A Performance Review

From: The Management
To:  Spring
CC:  Mother Nature, Winter, Summer, Autumn

Dear Spring:

I would like to take some time to discuss your job performance beginning May 1st, 2013.

I woke up this morning, May 2nd, to this:

IMG_1809 I did some checking, and I was dismayed to see this:

Stupid weatherUpon further review, I then found this:

stupid weather 2Last year at this time your performance was much better.  As a matter of fact, you exceeded expectations.  You were superior in almost every way.  Here are two examples of things that we were doing last year at this time.



Picking weeds, um, flowers.

Picking weeds, um, flowers.

Your performance the last couple of days is simply unacceptable and fails to meet the minimum standards that we strive for. After much consideration, I’m putting you on probation for the remainder of your contract.  If you fail to meet expectations, I have no choice but to let you go.

So if I were you, I’d get to work…


The Management

Now that I’ve got you all worried about what poor Spring’s fate will be, hop on over to Theme Thursday at Something Clever 2.0 and see what’s going on over there this week.  I am not participating today, but there are some other great bloggers who are!  Now I’m going to hide under my blankets all day as the snow shows no signs of letting up…


It’s March Which Means It’s Close To Spring End of the Week Roundup!

I'm so sick of Winter, but I'd love to have these kitties to block the drafts until Spring!

I’m so sick of Winter, but I’d love to have these kitties to block the drafts until Spring!

Yay it’s March!  Does that mean Spring is really going to come soon?  Not much to report this week, other than I have a cold so bad that I lost my voice.  It’s awfully hard to yell when you have no voice to yell with.  Oh, and I got a gym membership through work!  It’s only for a month, but it will give me something to do on my lunch breaks.

Monday  We Can’t Just Shop Like Normal People Because we aren’t normal…

Tuesday  I was working on the award post… would I lie to you?

Wednesday  Wordless Wednesday: Ice Ice Baby  and It’s Gonna Be EPIC!  Not only did I upload a fabulous icicle picture for Wordless Wednesday, I finally finished that award post!

Thursday  Theme Thursday:  Kids (Mine, Yours, Theirs)  The theme was Other People’s Kids, and I just couldn’t write it.  So I put a twist on it.

Friday  Winter Driving In Iowa:  I Need A Drink and a Clean Pair of Underwear  I lived to tell the tale, and now you can read about it!  I never got the drink, by the way.

Funny and Disturbing Search Engine Terms This Week
Miralax puns  Someone actually searched for this???

How to make a pregnant snowman  At least it wasn’t “How to get a snowman pregnant”.

Insane body  Yes, it is.

People who make boob cakes and their addresses  Ummmm…

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Enjoy your weekend, I’m outta here.  Gotta get groceries and all of that fun stuff!

Yay for March!  Yes I am well aware that leprechaun is spelled incorrectly.

Yay for March! Yes I am well aware that leprechaun is spelled incorrectly.