Saturday, August 19, 2006

A New Blog

My blog has moved to Yahoo! 360. Chiefly due to convenience. No offense to the blogspot people, it's just easier for me to use Yahoo!

You can look me up at

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Nuclear Power

I forgot to mention the real-life nuclear power plant that's in a neighboring town of Portage-I forgot the name of the town, but there is this giant pear-sized nuclear power thingy. Think "The Simpsons," seriously. The only thing it's missing is the little symbols that are on the one in "The Simpsons."

This thing is like the background for every setting in this town. I swear, everywhere you go, this thing looms in the background. I tried to take pictures of some of the little shops, and of Lake Michigan, and that's all you see in the background-The Nuclear Power Plant. It's off in the distance, it's close-up, it's everywhere!!!!!!! I have just learned via my boyfriend that the name of the town is called Michigan City.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

It's been a ridiculously long time

I haven't blogged since May 19th, the day of the new hood installation. June was uneventful, all I really did was work and go to the Tav-the Tav is never boring, but you know. Not alot of good drama to blog about.

On June 30th, and July 1st and 2nd, Ron, CJ, Bob, Tim, Bear, Jerry, CoCo, and I went to a little town called Algona, IA for the Freedom Rally put on by A.B.A.T.E., a brotherhood of motorcycle riders. Memberships are like $20.00 per year, so it's cheap. Anyway, A.B.A.T.E. owns this campground in Algona, and they throw this big rally every year. So we went this year. Talk about fun and craziness. I don't think I've ever seen so much ugly flesh in my life as I did on this particular weekend. I mean, people walking around naked and getting ridicuously drunk-and then dancing naked on tables, passing out in other people's camps, not knowing where they were camped to begin with. There were bands, and a mechanical bull and a beer garden. Not to mention food and souvenirs, tattoo buses and piercing buses. I discovered that I enjoy camping. In a tent. On the ground. My best purchase of the weekend was a pair of leather chaps.

Over the weekend this past weekend, Ron and I went to Portage, IN to visit his brother and sister-in-law. We had alot of fun. The best thing about Portage is that it's only like 20 mins from everywhere-Lake Michigan, Chicago, other little towns surrounding it. We got to feed alligators, ride go-karts, and play mini-golf. We got to go to the beach at Lake Michigan, too. The shopping was great, there are a ton of outlet stores, everything from Old Navy to J. Crew to Aeropostale. Little Ronny did really good all weekend, even in the car-which is awesome, considering that it's a 9-hr. car ride. Now it's back to the grind at work this week. Oh well.
Yesterday I became the proud mom of a white boxer puppy with a brown patch over his left eye. His name is Rocky. I didn't name him, but I'm going to keep it anyhow. He's pretty cute.

Friday, May 19, 2006

A New Hood

I am deliriously happy to report that Ron has now installed a new hood above the stove-so no more squirrels!! Yaayyyy!!!!!

I will be moving shortly-I'm betting within the month. Aviry Renae has got herself a house (my apologies for the poor grammar), and I am happy to report that I will be moving in with her. Hardwood floors, all new electricity/insulation/etc. I am going to buy a futon, which I am also happy about-my very own first piece of furniture that will be all mine.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

A Testicle Festival

So this past Saturday, I had quite the experience, one I hope to never have again.

I went to a Testicle Festival in Waterbury, NE. This bar called The Buzz Saw has this big event every year, it's commonly called a Nut Fry. I was not even aware that beef and pork testicles were even edible. Apparently I was wrong. There were also these things called Sweet Bread-these are some type of nodes from the neck of the animal or something. They also had these little kidney-shaped things, I have no idea WHAT those were.

So what they do is bread them and fry them up, and eat them. My dad thinks that I had some pork, b/c the pork ones are smaller, a little larger than a quarter and about 3 times the thickness of a quarter. They taste a little like chicken nuggets from Tyson. I tried to eat a Sweet Bread and the little kidney-shaped thing, but I was unable to chew either one, so I wound up spitting them out in my napkin.

I made a very important discovery Saturday: I like fish! Granted, I had to coat it with copious amouns of tartar sauce, but I still liked it. And I ate it.

There you have it, folks. My Animal Testicle Experience. I hope to God that you never have to have one.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Giant Wind Thingys

So I would call this Easter weekend one ginormous success.
Saturday was the Sac City day with Ron's fam. On the way there, we passed these huge windmill-type things. I call them giant wind thingys. They're these huge white 3-propeller windmills that are in these huge fields, I mean there's got to be 50 of these wind thingys, spread over I'd guess 75 or 80 acres. They seem to go on forever. Of course, me, being who I am, am completely infatuated with these wind thingys-I'd never seen that many of them at once, and I was completely fascinated by them. Anyhow.
I decided that I completely heart Ron's whole family, and it made me realize that big family stuff can be ok, b/c for the longest time I was sooo not into the whole big-family-get-together thing. I had the best time ever swimming, and Aves if you read this, your swimsuit was a big hit.
I'm pretty sure that my family likes Ron, as well. I know that my stepdad loves him to death. So we'll see.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Bet

Apparently, my roommate Aviry and my friend CJ think that Ron and I will be either engaged (Aviry), or married (CJ) by April 3, 2007. If we're engaged, then CJ has to buy Aviry a beer. If we're married, then Aviry has to buy CJ a beer.

Now those of you that know me well know that the idea of marriage absolutely terrifies me. I'd be perfectly happy to settle with someone and have kids and all that, just as long as there's no marriage license involved. So, in light of this, my part in this bet is that if I'm neither engaged nor married, then each of them has to buy me a beer. This should be comical. I don't even know what's going to happen tomorrow, let alone a full year from now. it should be interesting to see how it all pans out.