My Life is a Cartoon

Maybe my life is not a cartoon, but I do like to draw little cartoons about some of the things going on in my life.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Almost Half Way

If your looking forward to the weekend it's getting closer. I'm hoping to get my truck back Friday. I haven't heard anything from the repair place and I guess I'm going to have to call them.

I did get the accident report and I am hoping that the other car's insurance will pay for mine.

Quote:Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs. - Rudyard Kipling

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


I do have another blog

Shameless self promotion of my other blog ;-)

Monday, February 26, 2007


I missed the Oscars

So now I'm looking on line at the best and worst dressed. I guess you have to be somebody before you would even be picked worst dressed, so I'm probably safe. But if I ever become someone, I am so going to be on the worst dressed list ;-)

Quote: The first thing that your should do when you win an Oscar is thank God. The second thing you should do is forget it. The third thing you should do is call your agent and tell him you need a job. - Rod Steiger

Sunday, February 25, 2007


I think things will get better

For some reason I'm a little depressed today. Maybe it's just that I had such a busy week. With the wreck last week and trying to get my truck fixed and a lot going on at work.

I've had a headache some this weekend which is not like me, but I will hopefully pull out of it and not be whiny all week on my blog.

It's my belief we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain - Lily Tomlin

Saturday, February 24, 2007


SAP - Saturday Action Plan

I'm going to try to map out my day a little better today and really get some stuff done. If I don't I'm sure that nothing will get done.

Hopefully with a plan I will be able to accomplish a lot.

Quote: Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. - Thomas Alva Edison

I never knew that Thomas Edison's middle name was Alva ;-)

Friday, February 23, 2007


Were still having meetings

I think that I asked more questions than anyone and I was the first one of my group to the meeting this time. I went in fairly early.

Quote: He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever - Chinese Proverb

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Where is the meeting?

I went in to work not as early as I would like, but I was there on time and everyone was ready to go to a meeting. I heard someone say let's go and I grabbed my stuff, but by the time I got out of my cube, they were gone.

I thought we were meeting in a room not to far away, but no, I had read the email wrong and I couldn't figure out where they were.

My boss called and left a "where are you" message on my phone when I was looking for them and when I went back to my desk, I had to call her to see where to go. She said I need to read my email better and she is right. There was some earlier mix up about what room we would be in, but I thought I knew ;-(

Quote: There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential. - Rusty Berkus

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Yeah!!! I have a rental

I will be glad to get my truck back, but for now I'm enjoying driving around something that looks a little more sporty.

When I was at the rental place the guy told me he thought the last person said they had trouble with the key, but the other guy said no it was fine.

I should have tried to take the key out there, but I didn't. Then I had to call them back to tell them I couldn't get it out. But just when he answered the phone I did get the key out. It has a special way to get it out and I just did it accidentally, so it's a good thing I called. He told me how to get the key out and so now I'm pretty happy with the car.

Quote: Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. --Albert Schweitzer [I know this was a stretch, but it has the word key in it twice ;-)]

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Still not sure when my truck will be fixed

I'm not looking forward to driving a rental car. I have before and it was fine, but I was so comfortable in my truck.

I called about my police report yesterday, and I would be having a lot less trouble if I had gotten the other persons insurance information, but I'm just not skilled in accident protocol.

Quote: The only real security is not insurance or money or a job, not a house and furniture paid for, or a retirement fund, and never is it another person. It is the skill and humor and courage within, the ability to build your own fires and find your own peace. - Audrey Sutherland

Monday, February 19, 2007


Sunday School and walking

Until I can get my car fixed I have to borrow "The Girls" car. It used to be my car and I really loved it, but after driving the truck for a while, it seems really small.

Hopefully I can get the police report tomorrow and start to get my truck fixed. I also need to clean it out tomorrow. I had about four of my paintings in the back when I had the accident. They didn't get hurt.

Quote:Home, nowadays, is a place where part of the family waits till the rest of the family brings the car back - Earl Wilson

Sunday, February 18, 2007



After lunch some of us met at the park and went for a long walk. I have not walked in a while, so I wasn't sure if I would make it, but I did.

Quote:As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. - Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, February 17, 2007


My truck got hit by a car ;-(

I was driving down a three lane road this morning and a lady two lanes over got hit and knocked into me. My headlight got busted out, my hood bent and the bumper bent in so that the tire could not turn very far right.

The person who hit her (I am assuming it was a man) kept going, but two different men stopped to see if we were okay.

She pushed me off of the road and down the embankment and onto the service road. We ended up with the front of her car against my drivers door and my drivers front tire. I had to climb out the other side of my truck to get out. She was in the embankment.

One of the men who stopped said to me "you must be an angel" he said that if I had not been there, for her car to hit, she would have probably been killed, because she was headed for a concrete wall and my truck stopped her. After that I didn't feel so bad about my truck being dented. He also said that it wasn't anyones day to die that day. I didn't see him after the firemen got there, so maybe he was an Angel.

Two firetrucks, an ambulance and two police cars came. We were both able to drive away, but I didn't go too far and then my Dad came and pulled my bumper out enough so I could turn the wheel.

I still have to get the truck fixed, but I feel good to be alive.


Going out of town for the day

I'm not going to post a lot, because I'm taking off early.

Click here to check out my other blog if you like.

Friday, February 16, 2007


It's Friday - Wear your jeans day

For some reason Jeans still make me think of that old song "I love my shirt" by Donovan Leitch. I actually can still remember the first time I heard him sing on TV.


Do you have some jeans that you really love
Ones that you feel so groovy in ?
You don't even mind if they start to fray
That only makes them nicer still
I love my jeans, I love my jeans
My jeans are so comfortably lovely

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Me and my shadow

I was standing there about to leave for work, and I could feel "The Cat" touching both of my feet. I looked down and he had both of his back feet on my feet. It was so cute, because he looked like he was trying to be my shadow.

Quote: Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see - Martin Luther King Jr

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Happy Valentines Day

Hope everyone has a wonderful day. Remember that God loves you.

Quote: Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. - Franklin P. Jones

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


It was a long day

I also got the rest of my stuff out of storage, now I have a lot of work to do in the garage getting it all settled back in.

I couldn't get the light to turn off inside the cab of my truck, so I tried taking out some of the fuses and that didn't fix it. Then I tried to pry off the cover so I could take out the bulbs. I didn't get the cover off, but I pried on it enough that the light went out.

I just hope it stays that way.

Quote: We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.--Ben Sweetland

Monday, February 12, 2007


It's raining

I still have some stuff to get out of my storage unit. I probably would have finished yesterday, but there was a car with people in it sitting near the place where you put your code in to get into the gate and I decided to just come home and finish today.

Sunday, February 11, 2007


How soon we forget

The only difference is this time I got cherry coke without the vanilla. blaaaaaaa I wish they would make the bottle a different color or something that stands out more.

---this is my post from Oct 25th just 3 1/2 months ago ------
I got what I thought was a regular coke out of the vending machine, but one taste told me it wasn't a regular coke.

I read on it and saw that it was a Black Cherry Vanilla Coke.

I don't really know what they put in it, but my guess is it's something like Syrup of Black Draught, Cherry Cough Medicine and Vanilla Extract.

I guess I don't have to tell you that I will not be buying this again on purpose.

I guess there are people who like this taste, but I am not one of them.

Saturday, February 10, 2007


Cleaning out the Garage

Today's biggest chore is cleaning the garage and making room for the stuff out of my storage unit.

I will also have to go and get the stuff once I make room for it, but it's something that I need to do.

Some charity called and wants donations left out for them next week, so it's the perfect time to get rid of some old clothes and other junk if I can get it done.

Your mission is proving that a love for the earth, and for the things of the earth, is possible without materialism, a love without greed... I entreat you not to be turned by the call of vulgar strength, of stupendous size, by the spirit of storage,
- Rabindranath Tagore

Friday, February 09, 2007


Birthday Celebration Today

Not mine, but a couple of other people's. Anyway I'm not going to write too long this morning. I have a meeting with my boss first thing and want to get to work a little early.

Quote: Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had, and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.” - not sure of author

Thursday, February 08, 2007


Gotta Run

<- My alarm clock didn't work this morning.

I had trouble sleeping and when I did I overdid it a little. I have an important meeting today and I've got to head to work soon.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


At least it's Wednesday

This has been a busy week, I did find a dress that I am going to wear to the 1980's party Saturday. I could probably have just worn something that I already have and I probably will not look like I'm really in style for the 1980's, but I doubt that I was in style back then. Talking about getting dressed up, I better get ready for work, or I'm going to be late.

I read that the best place to look for a way to dress was to look at old Designing Women shows, or if you wanted to be really styling you might want to dress like Madonna did in the 80's

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Big meeting today

I'm going to try to get there early to prepare before the meeting.

I hope it all goes well, I have so much going on right now that I'm having trouble finding time for my fun stuff - like blogging ;-(

Quote:I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting. - Ronald Reagan

Monday, February 05, 2007


Hilbert's Hotel

Hilbert’s Hotel is a (hypothetical) hotel with an infinite number of rooms, each one of which is occupied. The hotel gives rise to a paradox: the hotel is full, and yet it has vacancies.

Suppose that a new visitor arrives; can he be accommodated? At first it seems that he cannot, but then the hotel clerk has an idea: He moves the guest in Room 1 to Room 2, and the guest in Room 2 to Room 3, and so on. Every guest is moved to the next room along.

For every guest, in every room, there is another room into which they can be moved. This leaves Room 1 vacant for the new visitor. Although the hotel is full, then, the new guest can be accommodated in Room 1.

By moving every guest to the room the number of which is double the number of their current room, all of the odd numbered rooms can be vacated for new guests. There are, of course, an infinite number of odd numbered rooms, and so an infinite number of new guests can be accommodated.

Quote: I've always thought a hotel ought to offer optional small animals. I mean a cat to sleep on your bed at night, or a dog of some kind to act pleased when you come in. You ever notice how a hotel room feels so lifeless?” - Anne Tyler

Sunday, February 04, 2007


Doctors Orders

I have a list of things that my Doctor wants me to do to lower my cholesterol and I think I could do two of them at once.

It says to avoid coconuts and to get more exercise.

Quote: In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday. - Edward Albert

Saturday, February 03, 2007


I may regret this

I picked up a home perm today and "The Girl" is going to help me roll my hair up and we'll just see how it turns out.

I just wanted a change, I've had straight hair for a while.

Quote: There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place. ~Washington Irving

Friday, February 02, 2007


I was cold last night

I thought I was going to be cold and dressed way too warm to sleep. Now I don't feel like I will ever be cold again. I'm sure once I step out the front door that will be the end of that feeling. I'm glad it's friday, but I already know I will be bringing work home with me.

Quote: The cat is a dilettante in fur. - Theophile Gautier

Thursday, February 01, 2007


It's February

This is the month with Valentines Day in it ;-)