Saturday, February 28, 2009

Thank you, thank you

Thank you, thank you, please, please hold the applause.

Oh, I'm just so happy. A moment like this only happens once in a lifetime.

I have done it. It is finished.

I'd like to thank my mother and father for always believing in me.

My sisters for toughing me up even when screamed in their ears "SSSSTTTTTOOOOOPPPPP!!!!!!!"

My dogs for being annoying.

My coaches for never letting me stop to cough on the side of the pool during an asthma attack.

My music teachers, for teaching me music.

My aunts and uncles for making me laugh when I'm being an Emo Elmo.

And last but not least, all my friends for being friendly when I'm being a nasty.

Thank you, thank you.


Thank you!!!!!!


Friday, February 27, 2009

Good job, Einstien.

Ever had those dumb moments?

Ya know those moments where you're thinking, "What in the world was going through my head?"

I do. In fact, I have them regularly. Here's a scene that would happen in my attempts at a normal human life.

Write this down Tia.
The 500 free is the longest event in High School Swimming.


Panic goes through my head as I realize something never meant to be realized by a girl over the age of 5.


I didn't know how to spell "is".

I stop after "free", dread running through my every vein as I try to locate the correct spelling of the simplest word in the English language.


Are you done with that?

What do I do?
What do I say?

I can't ask for the spelling of "is" I'm not that stupid.

Finally it comes to me. I finish scrambling the rest of the words onto the page and continue on with the rest of my day. Embarrassed?
Yes.


Am I the only one? Do I really experience these things alone?

Am I really... the freak???

Mr. Reynolds sent me this video... it's pretty funny :) Thanks Mr. Reyonlds!



Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cuzinz sweeet blog

Hey peeps....

you have you to go to http://the-only-blog-frog.blogspot.com/ cause it rocks.

Cause all Grahams rock. Right Christie? lol, please check it out!


TAGGED .. o yeah B)

I have been chosen. I have been deemed worthy.

I, Tia, feel special.
B-)

Along with the many other people awarded by the wonderful Marissa

The award

I tag,
1. The Gorecki Bunch
2. Danielle
3. Aunt Laura
3. Uncle Matt
5. Christie
6. M. Elin N.

Ok, so from what I've been told the "suggestions" (which are really the rules, but I always call rules suggestions :D) are...
1. Post the award on blog.
2. Pass it on to some friends, up to 15 peeps
3. Spoil the fun and let them know they've received the award :)

Along with the award I have a little list-ish thingy I was tagged for... here it is :)

the rules: erase my answers and put yours in. Use the first letter of your name to answer ALL of the following questions. If the person before you has the same 1st letter pick a new one. You CAN NOT use anything twice, and you CAN NOT use your own name for the boy/girl question. After you are done, tag 5 people

1. What is your name?: Tia
2. A 4 letter word: Type
3. A boy's name: Timothy
4. A girl's name: Tina
5. An occupation: Toilet cleaner
6. A color: Teal
7. Something you wear: Toe nail polish
8. A Food:
9. Something found in the bathroom: Toilet paper
10. A place: The girls bathroom
11. A reason for being late: Toe injury
12. Something you shout: THAT'S MINE lol
13. A movie title: The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
14. Something you drink: Tea
15. An animal: Tigger (yes, I do mean Tigger)
16. A song title: Thnks Fr Th Mmrs
17. A verb: a verb. honestly? very oringinal, and also very weird.

I tag Sara and Christie


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Stomach flu

When you live in a house of 6 people.
And one person has the stomach flu.
You are bound to get it.



Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tia...

Tia wake up

No movement.

Exactly 30 minutes later

Tia, I woke you up 30 minutes ago!

At this point, all I can say is, "Oh..."

Ever had those days where your body just doesn't want to get up? I certainly do, happens every time I hear that phrase.
I'm just a tired person.
Plus, I talk in my sleep. I don't know what I say, but I sit up and start talking. More like mush then actual words, but still making sounds come out of my mouth.

Now I have to go do school... :(


Monday, February 23, 2009

Sorry

I always seem to post at night nowadays...
Oh well, I really don't know what to write about so I'll leave you people be...


Just wanted to let you know I live, for now.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Small things

If you can't enjoy the small things in life, what can you enjoy?

If you can't enjoy making a new sled record down a hill, what can you enjoy?

If you can't enjoy the new flavor of Capri-sun, what can you enjoy?

If you can't enjoy mastering a new muscle reflex (like raising one eyebrow, moving your ears), what can you enjoy?

If you can't enjoy a toy that says "For ages 2-4", what can you enjoy?

If you can't go into K.B. Toys and have a blast, what can you enjoy?

If you can't enjoy getting that impossible math problem down, what can you enjoy?

If you can't enjoy the company of friends, even ones you don't know very well, what can you enjoy?

If you can't enjoy indoor plumbing, what can you enjoy?

If you can't enjoy the sales rack, what can you enjoy?

If you can't enjoy different color fonts, what can you enjoy?

If you can't enjoy family, what can you enjoy?

If you can't enjoy people 9 or 10 years younger than you, who can you enjoy?


What can you enjoy? Tell me below :)


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Update

So, I did ok last night in the 1,000.
It was as horrible as I thought, but I got through it.
Then today I had the same meet but different events. I had the 100 backstroke and dropped a second.
Then I swam the 200 Butterfly and dropped a second and qualified for finals... so when I swam at finals I had dropped a total of 5 seconds in my 200 Butterfly.

Yes. This does mean I dropped 4 seconds from my time this morning at finals =D

I was sooo happy!!!

Then we went out to eat at Eat 'n park and I had a burger.

And it was good.



Well, that's it for today... I'll try to have a more entertaining post up tomorrow


Friday, February 20, 2009

1000 yards to go...


So today, I am swimming the 1,000 at C.V.

Yes, you read that correctly.

1,000 yards.

40 lengths.

Please do not get the notion that I will be enjoying any part of this.

Cause I won't.

For those of you who nothing about swimming, there are many types of swimmers.
There are the sprinters(50 yards, 100 yards, sometimes 200 yards)
There are the mid-distance strokers(200 yards stroke*, 400 yard I.M.)
There are the mid-distance sprinters (200 yard free, 500 yard free)
Then there's distance swimmers(500, 1,000, 1,650)


I am a sprinter.

I sprint.

I do not swim long distances, nor do I have any warm feelings toward continual pain. My coaches say I need to work hard during it.

Nope.

Nu-huh.

Not gunna.

I'm planning on just keeping my stroke long and steady the whole time. And that be it.

And yet... I'm still nervously freaking out about it.
=O shocker.


And I must say, contrary to popular belief, 1,000 yards in the water and 1,000 yards on land are soooooo much different.

Because of the water being much denser than air, it take much longer to trudge through it. Even though the swimmer is using both hands and feet.
A normal 1,000 takes around 12 minutes for distance swimmers.

For me?
Ha. I don't expect to even see a 12 even near my lane.
I'm thinking more 14 or 15. =D

And even if I do get a 12-something, it doesn't mean I'm a distance swimmer. It only means I went through the pain.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hard stuff


How does one make a good decision?
Is it the most likable thing to do?
Is it what will make the most people happy?
Is it what you want?

It is what God wants.

But what if you don't know what God wants?????

What if, let's just say, someone has a class every week.
They've missed 2 days already because the first time no one could take them, and the second time they were sick.
Then their band instructor says that he needs everyone to come on the day you have class. During the hours you have class.
But he doesn't know you have class.
And what if this meeting could determine the outcome of the next 4 years of your life?
What if this meeting was so important to this person, they didn't want to miss it for anything??

BUT THEN...

What about the commitment to the class?
Should this person miss another class for this meeting?
Or should this person go to class and miss this meeting?
And what if your band teacher can't meet with you any other time?

Now, saying this person was you, what would you do? How would handle it?

Let me know with a comment below....

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

So funny

So I know I already posted, but this was just too funny.





All credit goes to Brian Regan.

Funny Words

Say the color of the word but not the word itself

So we have a pretty huge amount of words in our English language, right? Right. So the possibility that a pretty large group of that language are funny words, that actually mean something.
Funny words rock my socks.
They should rock your socks too. I'm gunna see how many funny words I can put on here in 10 minutes.
Ready?
Set?
Go!
1. Doppelganger- Twin, look-a-like
2. Fribble- A frivolous person
3. Zymyrgy- The chemistry of the fermentation process
4. Turophile- Someone who really fancies cheese
5. Bovicide- To kill a cow
6. Prestigiator- A fancy word for a juggler
7. Mollycoddle- To be overprotective of
8. Nipperkin- An old unit of measurement that is equal to exactly 1/8 of a pint
9. Tittle- The dot above the letter i
10. Flibbertigibbet- A silly, flighty or scatterbrained person

Sweeeeet.
Ok so those are my words, how about you? You got any cool words to tell me? Please do!!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Technology


Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Ben Franklin got into a Time Machine and came to the present day? He'd probably think we were all abducted by aliens and brought back with all of this technology.
I was talking to my aunt recently-ish and she was saying how she never could've imagined the world today when she was a kid.
Think about it.
Plush toys that come to life on the computer? Computer screens were only blue and white then! By what stretch of the imagination is this world we live in?
Do you know, if you search "mouse" on Google images, the first page is all computer mouses????? Isn't that just sad???
Don't get me wrong, I love computers and the things they can do. It just boggles my mind that just 30 some years ago, none of these things we use without a second thought didn't exist! It's amazing the progress we have made and the things we can now do!
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Someone from the 60's might have said these things about certain modern techonology.


The iPod.

You're telling me you're going to fit over 1,000 songs on a piece of metal smaller than my hand? Yeah right.


The internet.

Universally share information with people from all countries. Great, next you're going to tell me I can talk with people in Japan from my bedroom.


Well... there's

Video/voice chat.

What is this "future" ? Some kind of lala land??


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What's your opinion? Am I completely wrong to think that we live in a modern-day Jetsons episode?
Tell me what you think, and we'll see what you guys come up with.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Presidents day?



Presidents Day
The day we all gather and celebrate presidents.

Actually, that's a lie.
I've never gathered with anyone specially for presidents day... have you?

Are we supposed too?

Is this Christmas for the big boys up in the not-round office?

Should I be spending all my money to buy things for our deceased leaders?

Would they even be able to enjoy them?

Do we give them all to Obama?

Or should we just wait for him to tax them away?

Do we give some to the past-but-still-alive presidents?

Like, Bill Clinton, George Bush, George W. Bush and many more?

What is the purpose for presidents day?

Is it so the kids can have a day off of school?

What about the homeschoolers?

We don't have school off...

No one even thinks about the presidents on presidents day.

Unless you are a president...

But no presidents read this thing so my question won't be asked.......


What is presidents day about??

You tell me, right down there on the little comment button.
(that's how you tell me)
(Just thought I'd say...)



Sunday, February 15, 2009

Late post

Alright so I'm sorry this is a late post, but I was determined to post today.



I just got back from my (almost) 10 year old cousin's birthday party and I learned some interesting things.
My uncles were mean!
I learned that they chased my mom around with hatchets and shovels giving her permanent marks on her ankle and in between her thumb and pointer finger.


More tomorrow... and I'll actually write a post this time...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!!!




Friday, February 13, 2009

Swimming



Swimming messes up almost every part of a persons body!

So, we've been in intense training for about 4 months now.

Intense training is just doing extremely hard sets once or twice a night, and the rest are just hard.

But of course, Coach Nick is my coach this week.

Coach Nick is a bandanna-wearing skater-dude type of guy.

All the officials at meets hate him.

His sets are beyond painful. They are the kind of thing where you look up and say "Lord, just take me now."

They've been tearing our muscles down for months, and now I learn we aren't going to taper!!!!!

This ticks me off cause I need taper. He says that since we are young (13 and 14) our bodies aren't ready for that kind of thing. Taper only works on fully developed bodies. But, never once has he stopped to think that maybe some people's bodies are differently built.

One girl in my lane is like 5'9" she's very athletic, as opposed to me who is 5'2" and just has some muscle. Another girl is 4'10" and muscular.

Some bodies need taper, it always works for me! I always go faster when I'm tapering.

And now during the hardest part of the season, I'm getting the Swimmers Shoulder.

This really stinks.

I know heat won't do any good because it will sooth it right away, but tomorrow I will be in extreme pain. I know I have to ice it, and I am.

But does anyone know of anything else that may help? I can't even lift it with out grimacing....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Things

Alright so I was editing this and accidentally deleted everything... and the undo wouldn't work.
It's ok though, I have a back-up post ready.
I know I already posted something like this recently... but this is the only back-up post I have...

Some of this stuff is true... some of it is based on theory's from a while ago...


THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BUT PROBABLY DON'T


1. Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of
cotton..

2. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp
(marijuana) paper.

3. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a
'tittle'.

4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will
bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass
to the top.

5. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller..

6. 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of
Happy Meals.

7. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were
misspelled.

8. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor, who
had red eyes. He was albino.

9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong
parents, daily.

10. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and
sister.

11. Chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system;
a few ounces will kill a small sized dog.

12. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into
the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark
to explode.

13. Most lipstick contains fish scales (eeww).

14. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he
doesn't wear pants.

15. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.

16. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper'
and 'lower' because in the time when all original
print had to be set in individual letters, the upper
case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case
that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.

17.. Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw
with the other at the same time, hence, multi-tasking was
invented.

18. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during
World War II were made of wood.

19. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

20. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan;
there was never a recorded Wendy before!

21. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with:
orange, purple, and silver!

22. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him
10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

23. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it
instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

24. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original
'Halloween' was a Captain Kirk's mask painted
white.

25. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four
pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of
money in coins without being able to make change for a
dollar (good to know.)

26. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you
can't sink in quicksand (and you thought this list was
completely useless.)

27. The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from an
old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat
your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

28. The first product Motorola started to develop was a
record player for automobiles At that time, the most known
player on the market was the Victrola, so they called
themselves Motorola.

29. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to
eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin
with. It's the same with apples

30. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from
crying!

31. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified
kosher..

32. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the
book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

33. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go
into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it.
I NEED TO REMEMBER THIS.

34. George Carlin said it best about Martha Stewart.
'Boy, I feel a lot safer now that she's behind bars.
O. J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant are still walking around; Osama Bin Laden
too, but they take the ONE woman in America willing to cook, clean, and
work in the yard , and they haul her fanny off to jail.'





Twilight


I'm sure I'm going to here a lot of grief for this, but... here goes

I don't get Twilight, I honestly don't. I'm sure it's written in a way that draws the readers in to the point of them not being able to get up to go to the bathroom. Even when they really, really have to.
But seriously, if you can read a book that size in two days, what are you getting out of it?
You might as well read The Cat in The Hat, at least that's a classic ;)

From what my sister and mother(yes, my mom is reading them) have told me about the books, they are classic love stories.

Boy meets girl.
Boy falls in love with girl.
Girl meets boy.
Girl falls in love with boy.
But boy and girl cannot have each other.
They get together anyway.

Now, mind you, I haven't read the books or seen the movie. So all of this is from an ignorant childlike point of view.
But, if an author is using two to four letter words throughout the entire book, then who couldn't read it?
Even my 3 year old cousin could probably make it through most of the book.
From what I've heard, people are saying these books are the new Harry Potter. But, if I'm not mistaken, didn't J.K. Rowling actually have a vocabulary?
I have nothing against anyone that reads the books. I have nothing against the books. I have nothing against the author. I just won't read the books.
I'm planning on becoming the world's only person that hasn't read one word of any of those books.

{Edited out for purposes not known to anyone outside of me}

Thoughts? Comments? Right down there, just click the little "0 comments" button and off you go...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

TB


Today I'm going in to the doctors office.
I have to get my 7th shot in 3 months.
Noooo, I'm not a sicko.
I have to get my tuberculosis shot so I can start my job.

YES
I'm getting a job. It pays a bunch of money, and the boss likes me :)
Can you guess what I'm going to do?
Take a wild shot at it...
Yes, it does have something to do with water...
Yes, it does involve swimming...
Yes, It involves little people...
Yes, it is a job where I teach little people how to swim in the water...
No, I will not be doing that the first day...
I'll probably be guarding the first day, but hey! Getting paid for standing around watching cute little people annoy my sister isn't exactly a horrible.
=D

But yeah, back to the TB.
Here are some facts about the actual disease that might surprise you...

alright so I spent 10 minutes looking for TB facts and the only semi-interesting one I found was that Edgar Allan Poe died from it.

I have no clue what's interesting about TB.
Do any of you know any interesting facts? About any fatal disease?

Come on,

enlighten me :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Skating



I have no desire to skate.

There is no part of me that would like to be on the ice.

I never skate. Therefore, I don't really know how to skate.

I am that girl you see hanging onto the wall for dear life the entire time. Except this time, the girl
is 14, instead of 4.

BUT OF COURSE

My Youth Group is going skating.

I don't skate.

I have no desire to skate.

Last time I skated, let's just say this.

It was NOT a good experience.

I don't wanna go back there.

Not cause it was embarrassing, if you've met my parents you know I'm used to that.

It's because I have no feeling of any liking towards my skating.

I love watching people skate, I just don't wanna do it.

Don't make me skate. Don't make me get on that ice, and you'll still be on my "good" list.

HOWEVER,

If you come up to me and try to convince me to skate to the point of dragging me onto the ice... I will scream like a little girl. And throw one of my "fits"

Oh yeah. I'll go there.

So don't you dare...

I know of only one thing that will make me skate. And that is a chocolaty treat.

And even that is if-y.

The Ages of Math

Found this online...


Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this?


Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:

1. Teaching Math In 1950s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100 . His cost of production is
4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

2. Teaching Math In 1960s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100 His cost of production is
4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

3. Teaching Math In 1970s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Math In 1980s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Math In 1990s

A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it's ok. )


Or at least, this is how the "real" school people have learned math :)

"Fake" school kids like myself knew from the first question the profit was $20.
And it's not because we sorta could see a number 20 through our peripheral vision... if that's what your thinking...

You have any funny stories of a question you were asked? Not limited to math... post a comment and let me know :)


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Random Sunday

Today I'm starting...
RaNdOm SuNdAy
On Random Sunday I'll be posting something totally random, ex. a random poem in the form of who-knows-what, a little movie clip, a song, anything really...
This week, Mark Altrogge will be entertaining us with his announcements from WorshipGod06. You'd be surprised how funny it is...

Blog work

So I've been told my blog is a little difficult to read with the old background... I'm gunna see if I can dig up a few backgrounds that might be easier to look at.

Later-
Alrighty, so I've vamped up the blog a lil bit, I think it looks kinda cool...

BTW- the pink panther is totally random, but he's playing a saxophone which automatically makes him awesome. Therefore, worthy of the top spot of my blog... :)

Let me know if you like/hate it by leaving a comment! Feedback rocks =D



Saturday, February 7, 2009

Facts about the 1500s

Most of you people probably know this stuff, but I thought it was interesting... so... here goes...

Facts about the 1500s:

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May,
and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they

were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.


Baths consisted of a big
tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the
privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons
and men, then the women and finally the children, last of all
the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water..


Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying It's raining cats and dogs.


There was nothing to stop things from f
alling into the
house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some
protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.



The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something

other than dirt. Hence the saying, Dirt poor. The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance way. Hence the
saying a thresh hold.


(Getting quite an education,
aren't you?)

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.
Eve
ry day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They
ate mo
stly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get
cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes
stew h
ad food in it that had been there for quite a while.
Hence the rhyme,
Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas
porridge in the pot nine days old..


Sometimes they
could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When
visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show
off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could bring home the
bacon. They would cut off a little to share with guests and
would all sit around and chew the fat..


Those with money had plate s made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so

for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered
poisonous.


Bread was divided according to status.
Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the
middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would sometimes knock a person out for a couple of
days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.
Hence the custom of holding a wake.

England is old and
small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the
bones to a bone-house, an d reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered ... a dead ringer..

Did you guys know this stuff? Leave a comment and let me know!


Do you know any cool facts about this time era? Leave a comment and let me know!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ah-mazing

Ok, so being bored as I was, I went on YouTube to look up some guitar playing. I came across this 11 year old boy who is amazing. You have to watch him!!!!


THIS GUY IS A BEAST
Alright, so Marissa was kind enough to show me how to create a signiture and I felt like she should be noticed =D
Thanks Marissa!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

If you live in Pittsburgh


If your Dairy Queen is closed from September through May,
you live in Pittsburgh.


If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there,
you live in Pittsburgh


If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time,
you live in Pittsburgh


If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone
who dialed a wrong number,
you live in Pittsburgh


If 'Vacation' means going anywhere south of the Mason Dixon line for the weekend,
you live in Pittsburgh

If you measure distance in hours,
you live in Pittsburgh


If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day and back again,
you live in Pittsburgh


If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow
during a raging blizzard without flinching,

you live in Pittsburgh

If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them,
you live in Pittsburgh

If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit,
you live in Pittsburgh

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph --
you're going 80 and everybody is passing you,
you live in Pittsburgh


If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow,
you live in Pittsburgh


If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter,
still winter and road construction,

you live in Pittsburgh


If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car
you live in Pittsburgh


If you find 10 degrees 'a little chilly',
you live in Pittsburgh



I know a bunch of you won't get these, but for everyone that lives in Pittsburgh... you know it's true =)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Texting- The good, the bad, and the ugly


Alright, so before last week, I had no texting. One could call me a texting-less person. Then, for a reason completely unknown to me, we bought texting on our plan(which includes Mom, Tori, and me)and got unlimited for only $30 more per month. Quite the little bargan there, huh? Oh yeah, if you're a Graham, you don't settle for anything that isn't a discount. Sales racks are Graham's best friends.
At least, in this neck of the Graham family tree.

Anyway, back to the point. I've realized texting isn't all it's cooked up to be, but does have some very nice attributes.

THE GOOD-

1. If you're somewhere where you can't talk, texting is a wonderful communication tool.
ex. You're in a meeting that is "important" yet you've been to the same one a millon times. You realize you won't be home in time to cook dinner for the hubby and don't know what to do. (you're hubby gets cranky when dinner is late) Conveniently, you have you're phone nearby and can text your man telling him to meet you at the fancy restaurant downtown. Everything is cool again.

2. If you are in a group of people you don't particularly like, but don't want to just leave cause it'd be rude, you can text a friend across the room with the very simple pharse "SOS"
If your friend has any brains whatsoever, he or she will realize your situation and come to your aid.

3. If you are bored to the 1oth degree, texting can aid to your bordem if you're not comfortable talking on the phone. (I know a bunch of you people will probably be like " How could someone not feel comfortable talking on the phone?" Well, lemme just tell you, I feel uncomfortable talking on the phone most of the time. Unless I know you very personally. I don't know why, that's just the way I am)

THE BAD-

1. While you are talking to someone you get a text. The urge to look at the text is overwhelming. However, you know this particular person would feel offended if you took out your phone to answer the text. You decided to leave it. 5 minuets later you get another text, you cave. You look at your phone and quickly reply to the text. You then realize the person you were talking to stopped speaking and was staring at your phone. Appauled that you would do a thing like that.
Can you say embaressing?

2. When you get 5 texts while trying to write a reply, all you can think is "WHAT THE HECK?!?!?!" Everyone turns and stares at you.
You realize you said that outloud.

3. It's obbessing.

THE UGLY-

1. Some people are extremely against texting, and hate when they see people text in front of other people. They walk over and lecture you about the evils of texting.
Great. First a comma lecture, now this.
(Mrs. Calano, if you read this... just know I love your comma lectures =D )

2. It can become disrepectful if you let it go to far.

3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is becoming allot more common

SINNER

Ok, so I lied. I said I'd come back later to put more pictures on... but, alas, laziness prevailed.

Oh well. I am what some would classify as a

SINNER

Uh-oh....

In other news...


MICHAEL PHELPS IS DOING DRUGS!

I can't believe it.

I'm soooooo ticked off.

But, everyone is saying it.

Even Coach Matteo (Matt)

Michael Phelps, the BEST swimmer in the WORLD, is on marijuana.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I hope you see the disappointment running through my every vein.
It's sad, but probably true.

:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Honestly Michael, get a grip of your life. You're a role model for BILLIONS of people in the world, and now you're doing illegal drugs??? Right after getting a DUI? (driving under the influence)
Grrrr.


And another thing... what do labels even do? I don't get it. What good do they provide? Do they make posts look longer or something? If ya wanna make a post look longer just double space the typing in some spots... that's what I do =D

I honestly don't know... and don't understand why they matter.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Guess what....

Pittsburgh won the Superbowl!
If I could put that in bigger font I would... but.... I can't...
I'll be back later to post more pictures....