Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Red and Yellow!!! RED AND YELLOW!!!!!!!!!!

So, this weekend we had some really bad thunderstorms which managed to knockout out our Cable Internet service. (I know, this is a TRUE EMERGENCY!!!!)

I went outside to see if the cable was down or what. It looked ok, so while I was out there I decided to feed the three outside kittehs and check my garden. I wandered around, did not see the smallest kitteh, Skippy Jon, and decided to head back in. As I am passing the front of our truck, I see SJ's tail wiggling underneath it. I walk over in my flip-flops, peek under the truck and SJ's is playing with something...

I step closer to get a better look and YIKES!!!

it is a SNAKE!!!

with STRIPES!!!!!


My brain is saying RUN!!!!

my heart is saying KITTEH!!!!

my feet are saying I AM WEARING FLIP FLOPS!!!!!! AAACCCCKKKKK!!!!!!!

So I run the back door, which is locked because OF COURSE!!! I came out the FRONT door, and start banging like a mad woman. The phone picks this instant to start ringing and I hear my middle son say "I can't open the door! I don't know who it is!" (what a good boy! except now...LOL) Hubby comes to the door, evidently I had interrupted him boxing on the Wii Fit, and I manage to tell him, "SNAKE, CORAL SNAKE, CAT, TRUCK!!!" He says, "are you sure?" to which I reply,


like a lunatic!

Being the rational person that he is, he stops to put on shoes while I, still in my flip flops, completely ignore the rain boots standing right next to me! (Aren't they FABULOUS?)

He gets the garden hoe and pulls the snake out from under the truck. It was at least 2 feet long! Skippy Jon, now affectionately called "SNAKE KILLAH!" is still trying to play with it!

Hubby kills it with the hoe and we put it on the burn pile.

end of drama.

How was your weekend?


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Look! What is that in the sky?....

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its....oh wait....what is that thing?!?!?!?!

Ok, so I driving home from Houston last week. I had to go for a couple of days of training for my job. Those couple of days only reinforced my happiness over NOT having to move back to Houston!!
The traffic was horrendous!

Anyway so, getting off of Beltway 8 onto Hwy 90, I look up and see what I first think must be a UFO!

I looked again and now it looks more like a big, silver whale....but whales cannot fly.

(Except this one! LOL) 
Now I am craning my neck and blocking the traffic to see this incredibly cool THING!

I look it up on Google (of course, don't we all?) and it turns out to be a NASA plane that is used to shuttle around spacecraft parts and parts for the International Space Station. This sucker is HUGE!!!! It is called the Super Guppy Turbine, or the B-377SGT, and it is made by Aero Spacelines Inc. There were 5 of these, beginning in the 1960's and the first four have been either dismantled or taken out of service. The last one, seen below, has been used by NASA since the late 1970's to move rockets, parts and other stuff around.

If you are wondering why the weird shape, take a look at how the cargo is loaded and unloaded.

Just to give you some perspective on how BIG this thing is....

All I can say is....




Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Out of the Mouths of Babes...

So, someone I know told me a very funny story this week and I just had to share...

When her son was little (2 or so), he was sitting in his Aunt's lap, facing her. He was patting her on the chest in a very off-hand kind of way, you know how little kids like to do this. Anyway, so he looks at her with a quizzical look on his face and says,

"My G'amma gots BIG boobies, and my Mommy gots LITTLE boobies, but you gots NO boobies!"  (picture him with head tilted and hands up as if to say "where are they?")

I just about died laughing! Can you imagine? I thought my youngest was bad, going around asking ladies why they had a big belly and if there was a baby in there....

If you have a cute story like this, please leave a comment and share with everyone! I will post them on my blog later in the week!

Happy Tuesday!