Saturday, July 30, 2011

Trader Joe's

I adventured out today with a friend to Trader Joe's. It's just a grocery store. So, I don't see what the big deal is about Trader Joe's. Besides being a haven for those who are looking for gluten free items.

Put your money where your mouth is Kevin Yoder!

$15,000.00 in Debt
(As reported by CNN)

Kansas Representative Kevin Yoder (R) said "Washington needs to cut up the credit cards and stop spending money we don't have." Really Mr Yoder? Really???? How can you be serious when you can't manage your own debt? Really!

Friday, July 22, 2011


I have been craving watermelon lately! I have not given into the urge yet but I just may. This hot weather really makes me want some! This little guy at the zoo has the right idea!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Take the bus in Johnson County?

From FOX 4 Kansas City:

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Got Milk?

Women shoots her breast milk at Police!

(Newser) – An Ohio woman warned police that she was a breastfeeding mom—and then she opened fire with her right breast, NBC4i reports. Drunk at a wedding reception, Stephanie Robinette got into an argument with her husband, who told police that she repeatedly hit him. She locked herself in her car before someone contacted police. When they arrived, she shouted profanities and wouldn’t exit the vehicle.
She "proceeded to remove her right breast from her dress and began spraying deputies and the vehicle with her breast milk," the sheriff said. "This is a prime example of how alcohol can make individuals do things they would not normally do." Her charges include domestic violence and disorderly conduct, the New York Daily News reports.

Who knew that breast milk could be used a lethal weapon?

Enough said!

An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Friday. Nighttime heat indices only fall to the upper 70s to middle 80s with the warmest readings in urban areas. * Impacts... this prolonged heat wave is expected to last a week... and will have potentially life-threatening impacts. During the early to mid afternoon... the dangerously high heat and humidity... combined with full sunshine and light winds... will lead to a high potential for heat exhaustion or heat stroke for persons without adequate cooling and shelter. Longer- term cumulative effects are also expected for those most susceptible to the heat... especially the elderly. In addition... higher concentrations of ozone will further increase the potential for respiratory illness for some people.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Foundry rocks!

The Wallet Pop reports that JCPenney has rolled out a chain of menswear stores, catering to the growing plus-size market. Called The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. (I had the opportunity to experience this awesome store this past weekend! I got a free beer to drink while I shopped! It gets my A+ rating!)"With big and tall customers making up over 50% of the male population and spending nearly $6 billion on apparel, footwear and accessories, we saw an opportunity to serve the fashionable and professional big and tall customer who is often frustrated by the lack of sizes and fits, availability of brands and the overall lack of customer service in their category," said Mike Ullman, JCPenney's chairman and CEO, in a statement. The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. will offer "an upscale environment and extensive assortments of apparel, footwear and furnishings created with them in mind."
Kansas City Area Metro Stores

Overland Park, KS
Oak Park Mall
11745 W. 95th St.
Overland Park, KS, 66214

South Overland Park
W. 119th St
Overland Park, KS 66202

Kansas City, Mo
Tiffany Springs Market Center
8922 NW. Skyview Ave.
Kansas City, MO, 64154

Independence, MO
Independence Center
18801 E. 39th St. S.
Independence, MO, 64057

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The new kitty!

Here is Ms. Betty Rose Pennington-Arnold. She is a big girl now at almost 4 months old. She is all black with some light stripes on the bottom half. She enjoys long days hanging out in her own kitty yard with such amenities as food, water, litter box, a cozy bed and all the kitty toys that an active kitty could have. Ms Arnold has figured out how to enjoy a long nap in the sun of the big sliding glass door. When she is not basking in the sun, she also enjoys biting her owners toes. Dam, they are sharp! Ms. Betty Rose Pennington-Arnold has a sister that is looking for a wonderful home too. Her name is Ms. Ruby Pennington.  

Friday, July 1, 2011

Don't drink the water

The Golden Ghetto's WaterOne's entire service area (Including Mission, KS where I reside) is under a boil water advisory due to a water main break that caused a significant drop in pressure.  Rumor has it that it was a raccoon! What? A raccoon? Get the gun pa! A boil water advisory was issued as a "precautionary" measure for all homes and businesses within WaterOne's service area. Just what we need when the temp is over 100!

Because of the extended loss of pressure, WaterOne cannot assure the safety of water until testing is completed, which takes a minimum of....well uh hmmm...18 hours! All residential and commercial establishments were advised to boil water for a minimum of two minutes before consuming, or use bottled water for drinking until the advisory is lifted. However, the water is safe for bathing. The boil advisory is in effect until at least....5 p.m. Saturday, July 2nd! Oh the joy!

Bachman and Palin throwing off the curve again...

{From Gothamist} On Monday America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks and barbecues and beer, but according to a new Marist Poll one in four Americans don't even know what country America declared its independence from. And only 58 percent of residents know that the U.S. broke off in 1776. U.S.A.!

The survey of 1,003 adults was taken earlier this month and found that younger Americans were the least likely to know when America broke away from Great Britain. Only 31 percent of adults younger than 30 said 1776 when asked while 59 percent of residents between 30 and 44 got the question right. Americans 45 to 59 were most likely to know the year, with 75 percent getting it right. 65 percent of men got the answer right while only 52 percent of women did.

Meanwhile somehow the fact that nine percent of college graduates were not sure what country America declared independence from while two percent mentioned countries other than Great Britain is what disturbed us the most. You can see a full breakdown of the survey here [PDF].


Why is a birthday cake the only food
you can blow on and spit on
and everybody rushes to get a piece?

I value our friendship, your honesty and humor.
Your are awesome!
Happy Birthday Brian!