Monday, May 28, 2007

More plates pt2

And then I found THIS plate in the parking lot at the golf course...

I thought it was nice that we could present a balanced view of Lansing-area music lovers here on CTS.

Also, couldn't these plates be found on cars at one home in St. Johns??


More plates pt1

I saw this plate on my way home from work on Thursday. Being a vanity plate fan, I can't help but always try to figure them out. I want to take this opportunity to thank our favorite fan for letting me "get" this one.

The lucky thing about this plate is that this picture came from when I spotted it with kat the next day!! Can you believe it? Two times in less than 24 hours...Destiny!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Buster's Yearly Shaving - are we bad cat parents?


Monday, May 21, 2007

More Automotive Lunacy

So, since we all seem to like a good bumper sticker/license plate story:

On the highway today I was passed by a Saturn (the car, not the planet, idiots!) with a HUGE window sticker. Seriously. This FILLED the entire rear window of his car. And it read:

Brought to you by the
same people who brought you

Honestly. WTF?? How come you never see that shit with OTHER ethnicities?

Brought to you by the
same people who brought you

Or how about this?

Brought to you by the
same people who brought you

Sometimes I think people (read: stupid people) get a bug up their ass about some single issue, without ever thinking about how silly it looks to other people (read: almost everyone else). Do you suppose the guy driving that Saturn cared that his shirt & pants were made in Taiwan or Sri Lanka, that his shoes came from China, that the veggies in his fridge come from Mexico (or China, or wherever). I suppose he watches TV on a 40-year-old model, since that's about the last time THAT was made in the U.S. And on & on, ad infinitum. I'm just venting. Comment away!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Comin' Down To It

This is more for Ange, since those of us who STAYED here in Michigan (hmph!) see her all the time...but, this is Tess at 31 weeks. Woooo-hoooo!

Comin' down to the wire! We finished our last preggo class last night, and we're getting Roz's room all set. It already has a cradle and a couple of Kiss onesies, so I guess we're technically ready for her...although we'd like her to cook for the next 8 weeks to make sure she's nice & done.

Ange? Any good photos lately??

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bumper Stickers

This made me laugh....when passing a car yesterday I saw three stickers lined up on its bumper. The first said "NIN", the one next to it said "Tool". I immdiately assumed it was some tough guy driving the car until I saw the next sticker which said "I heart cats".

Thursday, May 10, 2007

I remember that smell

I was mopping the kitchen floor today and instantly it brought back memories of working one summer at an MSU dorm cleaning dorm rooms. The smell of the cleaner was exactly the same as the cleaner we used in the dorm rooms. As you can imagine it brought back good (hanging out with Tess, playing Hearts on breaks, nap time when our supervisor was hung over from the night before) and bad memories (obviously dirty stinky dorm rooms).

We have all heard that smells are excellent at bringing back memories, and I started thinking about what smells always bring back memories for me. There are the obvious examples, baked foods at the holidays; flowers that are planted at your grandparent’s house....But I have two unusual ones, the smell of strawberry shortcake dolls and the liquid medicine for strep throat. Every now and then I will smell something that immediately reminds me of the strawberry shortcake dolls from my childhood. I can't describe the smell, maybe it was the plastic, the clothes, special marketing ploy, I don't know. I don’t remember smells from my cabbage patch kid dolls or transformers, just strawberry shortcake dolls.

The second is the smell of strep throat medicine, specifically the pink liquid. I had strep throat A LOT as a kid and took this medicine all the time. I immediately recognize the smell even though I haven't had the medicine in 20 years.

I'm sure you guys have similar experiences of the strange memories smells bring back.......

Monday, May 07, 2007

The Graduate

Congratulations, Master Thompson!

(Matrix? Mistress? Ahhh, fergit it!)

Sunday, May 06, 2007

"Helicopter" parents

When society comes up with new labels for people by describing their behavior, it's sometimes not clever at all. I really like this one though, referring to parents who "hover" over their children. And I am not talking about 3 year olds...or even 16 year olds. I am talking about going out into the big bad world 20-somethings. This has been a subject at MND. Here are the links:

Are Parents Killing Their Kids' Careers?

‘Helicopter parents’ hover over kids’ job search

What kind of parents will we be?

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

How did I not know about this??

I love it!!

But, as much as I love it, I think I'll subject it to the eternal question:
Darth Vader Potato Head...classy, tacky, or stupid?