I’ll bid $1 Bob The other day Jon and I caugh…

I’ll bid $1 Bob

The other day Jon and I caught The Price is Right for the first time in a long time, and let me tell you I’m upset that I’ve missed out on so much entertainment for so long! I used to watch it religiously during the summers when I’d visit my Nanny (it was one of her faves), but it’s been a while since I’ve seen it. I love how the games are still so old fashioned. No touch screen computers here. Still using the sliding placards. I love that. The games you saw as a kid are still being played. I only wish they had played Kerplinko, or Plachinko, whatever it’s called. We were laughing so hard the whole hour. So fun.

First of all I’m convinced if you want to be a contestant you must wear a homemade tshirt like the ones we saw: Barker’s Breathing Buddies, or Bob’s Bigger Than Texas! None of which made much sense. You have to jump around like a madman most of the time, and when it’s time to bid you yell out in earnest “That will be $1 Bob!”. You’ll win every time.

See, these people have no idea how much things cost. Apparently they don’t do their own shopping. How else do you explain that one lady swore that a can of soup would cost more than specialized eye drops for contact lenses? And why would one lady bid $28,000 on her showcase when all it featured was a Dell computer (maybe $1500), a cellphone (usually less than $100) and a Pontiac Grand Prix (maybe $18k on a good day)?

And don’t get me started on the cross merchandising! We were hysterical over the products they were putting together as prize packages. “The highest bidder will win….cookware and Polident!”. I loved the bedroom suite and hemorroid pad package! Oh, and the water pik and beaded lamp with a ceramic woman gazing at herself in a mirror as a base. What a combo!

Hands down the most fun I’ve seen in an hour on TV all week.

One last thing… It’s 2003. Can someone please get Bob Barker a cordless mic??

Swap Box is Here! I received my swap box yesterda…

Swap Box is Here!

I received my swap box yesterday and it is so cool!! I love everything in it! Thanks so much Sheena!

Sheena sent me lots of great Hello Kitty things, tons of gorgeous stationary, a beautiful votive holder that I’m guessing she made- it matches our spare bathroom perfectly!, a lunch bento box with adorable little bottles, fun pens & pencils, a stamp, stickers etc. And most everything is from Japan with all the Japanese writing. It’s so cool to get things I know aren’t available to me normally (unless I went to Japan!)

So thanks again Sheena! I can’t wait to use everything!

An Evening with Tammy Faye We pulled in t…

An Evening with Tammy Faye

We pulled in to the lovely Vanlandingham Estate and Mom parked right up front next to Tammy Faye’s caddy. We were ushered into the room where the reception was in full swing. It was dark, pink, and loud. We found a seat and found ourselves in the middle of a concert from an amazing choir singing to Ms. Tammy Faye herself who was front and center in a grand, pink chair. Once the choir was finished Daisy (Tammy’s PA) introduced Tammy and Tammy welcomed us all. Then we enjoyed the delicious, catered, buffet while seated next to Mr. Tammy- Roe (spelling?) Messner. Daisy came and got me (we had met the day before when she invited me to the shindig) and took Mom and I by the hand to meet Tammy. Tammy is this tiny little thing with seriously teased up hair and she’s still caking on the make up pretty darn thick. She wears huge diamond rings and an even larger cross on a silver chain around her neck. She was really sweet and personable while Daisy took our photos with her. Our polaroid is up at the top of this entry. That’s my Mom on the left, Tammy in the middle and me on the right. Tammy held on tight to my Mom’s hand the whole time. Mom thinks it’s to keep people from getting too close to her. Tammy then signed them for us and chatted a minute then was on to the next people in line for a photo. It was a relatively small affair- I’d say about 75 people. The whole place was decorated with pink feathers and boas. She cut the cake a little later (a cake with her picture on it set in pink icing) and that’s when we headed home. It was very interesting in a bizarre sort of way. I loved how she wore a minister-esque scarf draped around her neck. And I was especially interested in all of her hair clips. Amazing. I must go rent the dvd of “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”. Now all I have to do is find and hook up the dvd player and I’ll be all set! You can see pictures from the whole evening here.

sick. Jon gave me his cold, his sore throat, his …

sick. Jon gave me his cold, his sore throat, his fever. I promise I’ll spill it about Tammy’s gala in a little while. I just need to lay down first and take some medicine. Let me just say though- it was quite an experience. We ate dinner next to Roe (her husband) and had pictures with her and she’s so tiny with those big black eyes and she cried a lot and wore at least 4 silver butterfly clips in the back of her hair.

Me & Tammy Faye So the neighborhood we moved i…

Me & Tammy Faye

So the neighborhood we moved in to is the old stomping grounds of Jim & Tammy Faye. Yeah that’s right, PTL. It’s pretty funky to drive the mile or so between my house and the abandoned kingdom of J & TF. You can see the hotel, the ballrooms, retail plaza, water park, everything. Very strange and spooky in a Bizarro Christian Disney sort of way. A developer purchased most of the land after the PTL downfall and developed the golf course & neighborhood as it is today. You’d never know the whole thing was there while visiting us unless we told you.

Last night as I got home from work and was checking the mail I hear a woman call to me in a British accent “Yoohoo! Hello!”. She introduces herself and hands me an invitation and explains that we are invited to Tammy’s new book launch tonight at 8. She’s releasing a bible for women entitled “I Will Survive and You Will Too!”. She’ll be signing Polaroids and according to the invite the dress code is: “Think Pink! Elegant Casual”. I’m hoping I can go. How could I miss this?? I’m hoping Rachel will hop in her car and make the trip. I know she’d love to go! Oh! And after the lady explained about the party she asked if it were ok if they aired our conversation on British TV- that they’d been filming the whole time. So fun!

Freaky Friday Friday Shannon H. at work had Lasi…

Freaky Friday

Friday Shannon H. at work had Lasik surgery and I was her designated driver. They prepped her and took her into the operating room and sat me down in the room next to her’s with a monitor where they taped the procedure. It was like a car wreck! I couldn’t look away! It was, without a doubt, the most horrifying thing I’ve ever witnessed and it was all I could do not to run in there and push the doctor away from her. And the worst part- after they finished the first eye I had to sit through the whole thing again on the second eye! I was so skeeved out that the nurses were telling Shannon I was freaking out and that I may need Valium!

Here’s Shannon H. getting ready to go under the laser!

Here’s the first image that popped up onto the screen in the room I was in:

This is the clamp they put down on her eyeball: You can see the metal thing that keeps her eyelids open in the corner! ew! close up! Then the white thingy spun around and cut a circular flap in her cornea!

Then they used this metal stick thingy to flip the flap back: This is where I was writhing in my seat. “>close up!

Here’s where I almost passed out: then they took a metal scrapey thing and scraped her eye meat under the flap! I was too traumatized to take pictures. That’s when the laser went off. You can see the laser pattern in the next picture if you look really close.

Then they flipped the flap back, squirted a bunch of stuff in her eye then took this sponge on a stick and smoothed it all out. eeeeiiaiiaiiee!

close up!

After I witnessed the horror all over again with the 2nd eye she came into the room where I was waiting like she didn’t just have her eyes lasered and butchered while I watched. It really is a miracle though- in just 15 minutes or so she went from glasses dependent-blind-without-them to seeing pretty darn clearly. And she’s back at work today reading things all over the place. The nurse said I may be a good candidate. No thank you ma’am. I think I’d rather just poke my eyes out with a hot, rusty fork instead!

Hooray! Internet at home again! Email at home! …

Hooray! Internet at home again! Email at home!

You guys, I witnessed the most horrifying thing today. I’ll tell you about it later once I can upload pictures. Let me tell you, I was so skeeved out it wasn’t even funny.

I’m off to try and find my soc. security card so I can get my driver’s license since I’m a new resident to this state and all. This DMV wants so much documentation I’m going to need help carrying it all in! =)