Saturday, December 29, 2007


Well, gang, its the end of the year and I've only made a handful of posts. My life has just gotten rather chaotic in the last year and I don't have time to post. Too busy living life to post about it.

I'm going to shut the site down. However, I'm leaving you with a link to a VERY hunky angel to watch over you. I actually got this in an email, but didn't have the time or energy to figure out how to make it work on Smiling Dynamite. So I'm sending you the link.

I may open the site again in the future if I ever regain the 'sizzle' in my dynamite.


Friday, June 29, 2007


This is hilarious!

(Totally reminds me of something that might happen to Tammi of Tammi's World) :)

Monday, February 12, 2007


When the meddling relatives ask, "So....when are you two going to have kids?"

Direct them here.

They'll shut up real quick!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


...Contagion! That's right! Contagion of Miasmatic Review is a good buddy of Greg Williams AKA 'Greg Brady' of the "Brady Bunch".

At our New Year's Eve get-together, Contagion entertained us with a picture of himself (a long time ago) sporting a great mohawk. On this same page in the album, there was also a picture of him, quite inebriated, with his arm slung over the shoulders of Greg Williams!

He also showed us a SIGNED, framed picture of Barry hanging on his wall. Pocketed in the corner of the frame is an old driver's license of Contagion, which is also signed by Barry saying "keep on giving"!

Naturally, all of his guests inquired how/where in the world Contagion had met Barry Williams. For some reason, he refused to tell any of us. He would only tell us he had hung out with Barry and was still friends with him. He invited Barry to his wedding, but he couldn't make it.

I, being the ever stubborn one, went on the Internet and looked up Barry Williams. It turns out there is a "Barry Williams Official Homepage". Here you can learn all about Barry. There is also a place where you can "Ask Barry". So I immediately latched onto that and sent Barry an email asking him where he had met Contagion. I haven't heard back yet, but I'm still hopeful. However, I think if EVERYONE emailed Barry and asked him as to the history between Barry and Contagion, the odds of us getting a response would be even better! And trust me, Contagion would have a coronary - that would highly amusing! Also, if enough people asked Barry the same question, we might get featured in his "Frequently Asked Questions" section.

What do you say? Anyone up to the challenge?

Monday, January 01, 2007


Had a great get together at Contagion's (Miasmatic Review) and Ktreva's (The Reality Ranch) house last night. The gods are not working with me to tell you all about it. First my wireless keyboard decided not to work and took about an hour to fix. Meanwhile, I had almost an entire post completed on my husband's computer and it didn't like a link I was researching and crashed on me. So here is the short version. I had a great time, only a "1" on the hangover scale according to Reality Ranch.

I DO have some great stories, one in particular, to share. Hopefully, I will get to that tomorrow. Meanwhile, go here and here to read all about it!

Sunday, December 10, 2006


Does anyone else think it quite ironic that "Blogger" spell check doesn't recognize the word "blog"??!!


Despite Contagion's best attempt at annexation, I'm still alive and kicking. Just had a lot going on.

BEWARE! Contagion is on a quest for blogs he can annex. Apparently, his mouth is too big to limit to just his tiny blog so he is trying to Darth Vader us smaller blogs. I shall not be conquered!

Thursday, December 07, 2006


One smart-mouthed deer has a lot to say in this clip from the "Man Show". It's one of the funniest video clips I have ever seen.


Thursday, September 14, 2006

OH! OH! THE BIG "40"

A little birdie is spreading the word that on Sept 14, 40 YEARS AGO, Mr. Bad Example, himself, was born! That's right he's two whole centuries old! Feel free to drop him a line of cheer or commiseration - your choice!

A current picture of what his crack computer addiction has done to the man...

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I'm sure his haggard look has nothing, whatsoever, to do with me....

Sunday, August 06, 2006


All I can say is "Hallelujah!" Football is back. Okay, its only preseason. But its football, and its televised, and its tough, hot guys in tight pants...Life is again complete.

Next Friday the Packers...YEAHHHHHHHHH!

Thursday, June 22, 2006


To the guy at the health club who was pumping iron in jeans...."Thank-you". I just got to say that was one nice view. I see plenty of guys working out in shorts and sweats, but blue jeans...OOOHHHHH!!! VERY sexy!

Excuse me...I need to go clean the drool off my keyboard.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Words of Wisdom

Very funny post of life's top 10 lessons over at "Grouchy Old Cripple". Go there and enjoy life...or a sandwich!

Saturday, June 03, 2006


Everyone needs a Tammi of Tammi's World "CUZ". She was truly amazing! She must have about 10 years on me, but you would never know it. She must be an "Energizer" cuz. She never slowed down, but just kept going. She packs and moves like noone's business. And throughout her entire stay up here with Tammi during this chaotic period, she remained constantly upbeat and optimistic.

All I can say, is I wish I had a "cuz" when I was growing up. Heck, maybe she'll let me adopt her now. After all, we've shared so much together after spending 15 hours straight with each other!


Move over "Two Men and a Truck" there's "Three Dolls and a Dolly".

That's right. We did it.

Tammi, Tammi's "Cuz", and I got Tammi of Tammi's World moved. Now, you have really got to see Tammi's furniture to appreciate this statement.

Tammi is a tall girl who likes quality furniture that is meant to last until the end of time. She has got a huge, well cushioned sofa. An equally immense and matching love seat and a 'golden throne' chair. She has an over 6 foot by 4 foot solid oak, with glass, entertainment center. She has a huge kitchen table that I nearly need a step stool to get into the matching chairs. She has a solid, cherry wood, executive desk. Did I mention the queen size bed? How about the TV and the full sized air conditioner?

My day started yesterday, in my vast under-estimation of the work coming later, with a weights workout at the gym at 6:00am. I then packed a few items and got to Tammi's by 10:00am. In between manning the rummage sale, we loaded the U-Haul.

We finally got it all packed up with no room to spare around 2:00pm. At this point, we realized it was going to take two trips. We took the truck to the storage unit (luckily not TOO far away) and finished emptying the truck around 4 - 4:30pm. Back to the house for more work.

Now, we had to box up tons of books and miscellaneous items from the rummage sale to go to a local shelter. We then took a brief break to stave off some of the hunger and started packing the truck again.

We got the cherry executive desk on the truck by ourselves and the dolly. Quite impressive.

The neighbor lady came over and asked if we needed help, as her husband (let's call him "John") would be home soon. Her eyes nearly popped out when she saw us moving the desk on our own! We said we had the desk moving under control, but would gladly accept a little help with the tallest part of the wall unit.

So, as darkness was upon us, Tammi and Cuz got the gigantic wall unit doors taped up and ready to go, and John and I loaded the truck with the wall unit. First of all, John brought over plywood to put over the steps. Oh, could we have used that earlier!!!

John also had a furniture dolly, and knew how to use it, so the moving of the entertainment center went very smoothly. He even let us use his dolly later at the warehouse. This was very lucky for us as the middle unit is to big to stand up on the truck. We couldn't have gotten that on or off the truck without it.

Last trip over to the unit around 1:00am. We got everything unloaded, dumped the truck back off, and returned to Tammi's by 3:30am.

We had moved furniture and boxes with very little time off to rest for 15 hours straight!

I then had my hour drive home. Amazingly, I wasn't even tired on the way home! I'm usually conked out around 11:00pm so this was weird! The only thing I can figure is my arm, leg, shoulder muscles were so tired that my mind couldn't even think about my eyes being tired. In comparison my eye muscles must have been fresh and energenic!

I finally got to bed around 4:30am!

Today, everything is sore. I have area specific sore muscles before, but I don't think my entire body has ever ached like this before. Thankfully, I don't bruise easily so I didn't suffer any damage that way.

I am surprised we didn't have any major injuries at Tammi and "Cuz" both insisted on moving all this heavy furniture in BARE FEET! Yes, that's what I said bare feet!!!

Tammi just refuses to have anything on her feet, pretty much ever. Cuz said she was just too hot. Cuz at least put some flip flops on when the sun went down and we moved the heaviest items. I can't tell you how sure I was going to be rushing someone to the emergency room with a broken toe or foot!

Well, I guess that about covers it. I'm going to hobble back to the couch and take another nap now to nurse my aching body. I wonder if the front yard can stand one more day without being mowed....

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Okay, okay, I'm still alive and I'm posting. Good 'ole Redneck left me a comment saying I needed to post something even if it was just, "FY 'Neck" so here's my post. According to him I need to put a 'smile' back into the Smiling Dynamite.

How could I turn such a handsome offer down? :)

F***K Redneck!!! (And I mean that in the nicest possibly way!) (Look, I'm smiling!)

Anyways, spring hits and I get busy. I even thought of shutting down the blogspot temporarily 'til winter in the midwest hits again; however, with such warm wishes from Redneck, I will strive to get some items posted more regularly again.

And, no, Redneck, I wasn't planning for St. Patty's Day next year!

Friday, March 17, 2006


I'm ready for St. Patty's Day, are you?

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That's right...big party tomorrow night. And I've got my personal shot glass necklace ready to go. When everyone else is too drunk to find their glasses or all the clean shot glasses have been used up, I'll still be ready to go!

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Sorry the posting has been so...well...nonexistent!

I've been busy busting balls, pinching balls, killing balls. Yes, I LOVE to play with balls!!!

Now before you get thinking all dirty...OOPS, wasn't fast enough apparently...

Its the height of racquetball season. And, I'm a BIG racquetball player. Between practice, leagues, and racquetball tournys, I haven't had time for much else.

Very funny that my husband introduced me RB before we got married. NOW, I'm the one who plays all the time, while he has basically retired. (Actually, he's just tired, but don't let him know!)

Well, just want to let y'all know I'm still alive, just been busy bouncing balls!

Saturday, February 18, 2006


Going to play with some animals this weekend...some 4 legged and some 2 legged!

Yes, that's right, I'm headed down to Wolf Park in IN to meet up with some foxy bloggers and some, well, foxes (and other animals). Its going to be a freezing blast!

If you've never been to Wolf Park, you need to go. It is a truly awesome adventure and very educational. Blake of Laughing Wolf does a lot of good work out there and often has wonderful pictures of the wolves at his site. Visit Wolf Park, visit Laughing Wolf. This is my second trip and I'm just as excited as the first time!

AWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (That's a wolf howl for 'see ya')(and half of a 'Woo Hoo')!!!

Thursday, February 09, 2006


Wake up with a smile! SMILE!

Monday, February 06, 2006


How cool was it when they introduced the MVP's from all the previous Superbowls?

Who disagreed with Hines Ward being named this year's MVP? I really think Ben Roethlisberger
or even
Willie Parker deserved it a lot more. Hines Ward did a lot, but Ben ran in a touchdown, and took on a linesman before going out of bounds on one play. I think Willie Parker really turned the tide when he made his long run back for a touchdown.

And what's with all this voting for the MVP so early before the game is over? Once the game was over, it seemed like just minutes before the MVP was declared. Shouldn't people have a chance to look over the stats to determine who the MVP really should be before casting their votes?

Who would you have named MVP?


Okay, the officiating was something awful, but I do believe the WORST thing about the Superbowl was the rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by Aretha Franklin and Aaron Neville. I was watching the game with four other people and most thought it would go down in history as the WORST ever, most hideous, national anthem sung at a Superbowl.

What did you think?

Monday, January 30, 2006


Just a thank-you to all who made my birthday special. Thanks for the greetings, the many presents, and even an "Ode to an Aunt". It really made my day. I'm just now recovering; that's my excuse for taking so long to thank-you all!


I just hate it when I hang around someone so much (or read their writings), that I start talking like them. I tend to pick up individual nuances and start using them myself. My most recent verbal acquisition has been "flippin'".

I bet y'all can never guess who I picked that up from??!!

It wasn't so bad when I just had the word in my head. Someone would piss me off at work and I would think, "That flippin' SOB...". However the other day I actually spoke it outloud! This is not my vocabulary! It doesn't even make sense! What, I now want to flip someone off, but instead of doing that I say "flippin"??!!

Do you ever find yourself picking up idioms from other people?

Sunday, January 15, 2006


Yeah! Panthers beat the Bears 29-21. I'm so happy. I was really rooting for the Bears to lose.


1. I really thought the Bears pulled some cheap shots during the last Packers vs Bears game. They were beating us handily and still put a hard hit on Favre and laid out Driver. Driver's was close to a head to head. There was no reason for it. We weren't threatening to win; they just had to prove their domination

2. I think the Bears have treated their former QB Orton really poorly. Once QB Rex Grossman was healthy enough to come back and play, they promptly forgot all about Orton. Well, I shouldn't say forgot, they actually dissed him. All I head was about the Golden Boy Grossman. About how he could throw the ball and now the Bears would have an offense (unlike with Orton). You know, Orton was only a manager. ..

Well, guess what? That manager did a whole lot better than the Golden Boy did. Golden Boy may be able to throw the ball deep, but you have to have some degree of accuracy and good decision making ability. Neither one of which he exhibited today. Orton was at least accurate for short throws and did what was needed to win and get them to the play offs.

3. I heard the Bears were dissing the Panthers earlier in the week. There was a quote reference the Panthers not deserving to be in the play offs. Don't piss off players you are going to face ahead of time. They already know how important the game is; it only gives them added incentive when you insult them.


So it starts...excuses for why the evil empire ('poor Patriots') crumbled. Want to play??

So far I've heard..."Everything just went wrong for the Patriots.. the ball was accidentally fumbled...", etc.

"I wonder if the ball travels faster here (Denver-Mile High)...I don't remember from when I used to play..." (As an excuse for Brady's poor passing ability towards the end of the game.)


Ding Dong the Dynasty's Dead, the Dynasty's Dead...Ding Dong the Evil Dynasty's Dead!

Oh, yeah! Best game ever. Best sign seen ever..."Beat the Brady Bunch!"

Its just too bad they let the Patriots score that touchdown at the end. It would have been awfully cool to see Brady go touchdownless.

Sunday, December 25, 2005


I was doing a lot of thinking during my little Christmas vacation about what I like/dislike about myself. Quickly finding there was little I disliked about myself, I moved on to what I liked best about myself.

Upon great instrospection, I decided my very best trait is my ability to make people laugh. I think I have a fairly quick wit and try to use it whenever I can. If I can make someone laugh, it takes them away from any problems or cares they might have at least for a few minutes. I don't care if they are laughing at me, with me, near me...just so I can see that delightful smile on their faces.

I've also found it to be a great asset, when I am sad, hurt, or just plain want to change the subject. Laughter, indeed, is the very best medicine.

So take a personal inventory and see what your best asset is. You'll probably find there are a lot of remarkable things about yourself. Its a great morale booster. Share if you like or just plant a delightful smile on your face for the wonderful person you are!


Well, apparently, I have at least three of them. I've known about them for awhile, but I've been a tad bit busy with the holiday season and all. However, people seem to be aggressively asserting their will that I produce on these memes, so here goes.

Just so y'all know (and you know who you are), there will be coal in your stockings...even if it is late coal. Look for it!


1. I am constantly doing stuff with my hands. Usually, I am picking at my face or at my nails. Otherwise, I am playing games I have made up with my fingers...sounds strange, but it keeps me occupied. I think I always need to be doing at least two things at once.

2. I always pick apart my food. It makes it seem like there is more food and makes it last longer. A long-time dieter trick.

3. I'm a very fussy eater. Even at a party with lots of food, if there isn't something that fits in with what I consider "healthy" (or if I haven't enough calories left for that day to splurge), I will just go hungry. I don't expect anyone to cater to me so it really doesn't bother me. I also almost always arrive somewhere with a Diet Pepsi or two on hand, just in case there's no diet pop. I try to be prepared. Yes, I am a dietaholic.

4. I pretty much hate ice. I get cold very easily. I would rather drink semi-warm liquids than get cold by drinking something with ice in it.

5. I say "Meem". I don't care if the "proper" pronunciation is "mem" (like m'aam with an 'e'), I prefer Meeem!

Thanks so much to Sissy of "What Next" for tagging with that one!


1. Without a doubt #1 is Miracle on 34th St (original version)

After that, they are all pretty close...

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon)
3. Santa Clause is Comin' to Town (cartoon)
4. The Santa Clause
5. Jingle All the Way

Thanks to Lee Ann of Le Ann's View (and I am NOT a trouble maker) for that one.


Oh yeah, hurray, Oddybobo of Oddybobo 2.0 (huh, didn't you used to be Boboblogger??) tagged me with the same meme as Lee Ann. Yeah, I'm done! You both shall have coal dumped unceremoniously on your houses!

And, no, I'm a rebel (according to this underwear quiz I found at Lee Ann's), so I am NOT going to pass either of these delightful meme on!

Thursday, December 22, 2005


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Yeah, its been a LOOOOOONG week! TGIT...(I don't work on Fridays!)

Thursday, December 15, 2005


So Tammi of Tammi's World is on the move to a new place again. And she will be incommunicado with her computer/blog/internet for a few days. Maybe we should give her a big welcome?

I'm thinking one of her last blogs was about the "cravings" she frequently has. She only talked about food cravings, but I know the woman has plenty of carnal cravings. I think we should bless her new abode with some answers to her prayers. Contagion of Miasmatic Review and the rest of the crew helping her move will bring the bar first so there will be plenty of liquor.

So how about it? Care to quench Tammi's cravings? Come on over and join the party...

Here's what I'm dropping off first...

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