Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Okay, I need help from all of you who seem to be much more seasoned travelers than I am...

I am trying to find a cheap one way airfare ticket from anywhere in the WI/IL area to Knoxville, TN. I do not NEED a round-trip ticket. However, as I kept getting such high prices back for a one way ticket, I started searching for round-trip tickets to do a comparison. To my surprise, I find that the cost is about the same, and occasionally MORE expensive, to fly one-way than it is to do a round-trip ticket!


Does anyone have an explanation? Does anyone have any tips for a cheap one-way airfare ticket? I've tried Orbitz, etc. and some of the national chains - like Northwest and Southwest.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Well, Teresa of Technicalities has moved out of her house in IL to move in with her husband in MA. Imagine that - wanting to actually live with your spouse?!!

MEANWHILE, she will not have access to her blog until FRIDAY! This definitely calls for a blog party/welcome to your new house party at her domain.

I've started it out with a case of tequila and bikini...I'm counting on y'all to crank it up another notch in true 'Bad Example' family style!


I happened to tape a new CBS sitcom Monday evening called "How I Met Your Mother". I've just watched bits and pieces so far, but it sounds slightly promising. What really shocked me was a scene where one of the characters says, and I quote (approximately), "I'm so gonna put that on my blog!"

Yep, folks, it is now quite apparently 'trendy' to blog. Y'all may no longer consider yourselves antisocial outcast geeks. Bloggers you are hip and happenin'!

(Too bad my spell check isn't hip and trendy - I'm hoping it will soon learn that blog, blogging and bloggers are not errors!)


I read this article in the "Out There" news on Fox News and I had to laugh outloud. This sounds SO like my beloved husband, Mr. Bad Example! (My husband weekly asks if we can just asphalt the lawn.)

Apparently, a "Mr. Miller" from Omaha, NE is not a fan of mowing his lawn. His nosy neighbors did not like the jungle growing amidst their well trimmed neighborhood landscapes and so enlisted the help of the city, who ticketed the man. Well, Mr. Miller exacted his revenge!

He mowed his lawn....well, at least he mowed some of it. He mowed a 30 foot long, 7 letter expletive of "FU" across his lawn. Maybe his neighbors will leave him alone next time?

Sunday, September 18, 2005



Here's your funny joke for the week...

One saggy boob said to the other saggy boob: 
"If we don't
get some support soon, people will think we're nuts."

Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Guess who's birthday it is????

That's right, the Grand Pooh-Bah , himself, Mr. Bad Example!

Head on over to his site and give him some shit or gifts, I suppose, if you really want to be nice.

I have to be nice - since I'm married to him.

Here's what I got for him...

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and he can pin this on it...

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Saturday, September 10, 2005


Yesterday a friend and I went to a corn maze. She had been to one before, but this was my first time. It was a hot day so I decided to wear some fairly durable, comfortable sandals. (Note, I almost always wear tennis shoes, but I figured it was hot, we'ld be walking for maybe an hour (probably on straw), what the heck?).

My mistake.

After traversing the three mile maze that stretched across 10 acres of farm land for 3.5 hours on hard, dirt paths, I learned the golden lesson of "Don't wear sandals to a corn maze." I had a great time, but ended up with 6 blisters and I STILL had to get my weights done at the health club that night!

Here is a picture of the very cool, big, nursery rhyme corn maze.

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When I got home, my husband thought I had morphed into a hobbit. He ran screaming from the house. Just because my feet were solid black except for a couple strips of white where my sandal straps had been...I don't get it!

So I bathed my feet and started to bandage up the blisters. Unfortunately, two of the blisters were big water blisters that needed to be popped. My husband was still missing and he is the one that has the sewing kit with needles in it. (Yeah, he does the laundry, too, and reaches high places. He really is useful for many things.)

Being the stubborn wench that I am, I went hobbling around in search of a substitute for a needle. AHA!! The kitchen butcher knife!

You know if you have a big enough water blister, squeeze it, and puncture with a knife, the knife really doesn't hurt at all. And the stream of water that squirts out is pretty cool! (Anyone grossed out yet? My husband was when he finally returned.)

End of story is I made it to the athletic club. Finished my weights in about an hour. At the end of my work-out, I am totally sweaty and very tired from working out and the tromp through the cornfield. Hair is pulled back in a harsh ponytail, and I feel like I could crawl under a rock and the rock would be offended, a lady working out comes up to me and asks if I would model for her!

"You have such a beautiful face. I need models for Mary Kay..."

WTF!!! Life is VERY strange!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


A local radio station is having a golf outing to raise money for a charity = good

The charity will benefit breast and gynecologic cancer research = still good

Thus, this golf outing (benefit) will be for women only participants = Okay, I guess, but I would think you would want as many participants as possible (male or female) to raise the most money

What should we call this? The Estrogen Open! = are you insane???

Never in a million years, even if I liked golf, even if I really wanted to support that charity, would I get involved in something named the "Estrogen Open"! Good God, women of the world unite to stop the insanity!


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I'm quivering in anxious anticipation!!!

Are you ready to 'rumble'? How are you spending that first magical Sunday of the season?

Beloved Husband and I are headed over to see Tammi of Tammi's World on Sunday. She's the only other complete football freak I've had the pleasure to know. I can't wait. And she's an awesome cook so I know its going to be fun, food, and football all afternoon!

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