Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: Vicky Templeton <>
Date: July 17, 2013, 2:03:45 PM CDT
To: Tara Hamilton <>, Russell Max <>, Tandy Diamond <>, Rizzi <>, George Tyler <>, Jaxon Zissa <>
Cc: Josh Schilling <>
Reply-To: Vicky Templeton <>

Welcome to HEROES Summer Camp 2013! Attached you will find several documents that provide information for you and your camper during the week of July 22-26. The Welcome to HEROES document provides detailed information including registration, required forms, schedules, etc.
Your camper has been assigned to the YELLOW GROUP.
Camp forms are only required once for summer camp.
On Thursday (7/13), next week's camp schedule will be posted on our website at 
Vicky Templeton
HEROES Assistant Director

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Summer Reading Programs

It's that time again! Bribery? Maybe. But my kids love filling out their forms and redeeming them for valuable prizes! (usually, more books)

Barnes & Noble

Pizza Hut

Half Price Books

Borders -

Scholastic Summer Challenge -

Also be sure to check with your local library for both children and adult reading programs this summer. But you knew that. Right?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Letting the iPod make the decisions

This morning I needed music, but didn't know what. So I put the iPod on shuffle all, and did not allow myself any skipping as I went about whatever domestic drudgery was going on today. This is what happened.

  1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 6-9 - Pink Floyd: A little much playing this long version early in the morning. But it's Pink Floyd, so it's all good.
  2. Rehab - Amy Winehouse: Always good.
  3. Let's Get High - Lords of Acid: Had forgotten all about this song. There was dancing. The children were alarmed.
  4. Come Sail Away - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes: I love this song in any form. Shut up.
  5. Ball and Chain - Social Distortion: Never not in the mood for this one.
  6. Suspicious Minds - Dwight Yoakam: Country? Now? Ok, at least it's fast and it's Dwight. Mmmm Dwight.
  7. Blue (Da Ba Dee) [Extended Mix] - Eiffel 65: More dancing!
  8. Memories of East Texas - Michelle Shocked: Love her, didn't know this song. Very pretty, really liked it.
  9. Stickshifts And Safetybelts - Cake: Cake is awesome. This song is one of the least awesome. Bad luck.
  10. Somebody - Depeche Mode: Like Pink Floyd, hard to go wrong. High school memory inducing tune. Just sayin.
  11. My Name Is Prince - Prince & the New Power Generation: Now that's some morning cleaning music I can get behind.
  12. Walking Towards Paradise [*]  - Robert Plant: meh
  13. Wind Below - Rage Against The Machine: Good song, but not in the mood.
  14. Dress You Up - Madonna: At first I was like cool, old Madonna. Then it was more of a yuck, this song is annoying.
  15. Mendocino County Line - Willie Nelson & Lee Ann Womack: Reminded me of my dad, in sad/happy ways.
  16. Is It Still Over? - Randy Travis: Blech. Romance. Sappiness. Gag.
  17. Judas - Depeche Mode: We know about DM by now yes?
  18. Slice of Your Pie - Mötley Crüe: A little jarring in the middle of the rest, but ok.
  19. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles: Beautiful song I don't really hear much, which is odd.
  20. Policy Of Truth Depeche Mode: DM
  21. Down In Flames (- LP Version) - The Uninvited: Bought this cd for a different song, turns out most of it is pretty good. Like this.
  22. Ya' Keep On - Kid Rock: Another cd loaded for an entirely different song(s). Kid, not today. Go away.
  23. Carrie - Europe: Hair bands, how I miss you.
  24. Down Rodeo - Rage Against The Machine: This was ok, I was about done with the music for a while though. Besides...

And then something from Metallica's Load came on, and I had to give up the game. I don't even remember what it was, but it wasn't good.

So that was fun. It could have been better. It could have been a lot worse, too.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Finally, 12 of 12

Every month I enjoy looking at my friend Brian's 12 of 12 posts. Self, I say, you should do that. Then I forget. But not this month. Set a thingy in the Blackberry, and managed to take 12 pictures, every hour(ish) today starting at around 8:30. Want to see them? Ok bye. The rest of you, let's go.

I give up. I can't figure out how to do the pictures like he does. But I did this, dammit.

Click HERE to go see the set on flickr.

Goodnight. Gah.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Don't call me Lady

Seriously. It's a direct route to my facepunching nerve. LADY. Nothing good ever comes from conversations that start with someone calling me Lady.

So I'm driving in this suburb today. It's out in the country. The roads aren't paved yet. They are gravel and dirt, and with all of the snow and rain we have had, they are really horrible.

The speed limit is 20 mph. This is hardly a problem, as when it is wet, anything over 10 will send you into someone's front yard, and when it is dry, you throw up enough gravel and crap from the tires to shatter every piece of glass in your car.

Anyway. I drive to where I'm going and do what I have to do (nothing interesting, honest). I head back out of the neighborhood.

Cue Crazy Old Man. He stands out in the middle of the street. I slow down and try to go around him. He holds up his hand moves in front of the car. Wait, what? He's holding a jar of something in his hand. He wants me to roll down my window.

And conversation. I am not using some dialect thing to try and make him sound like an uneducated country bumpkin. I'm just writing it how he said it.

COM: Hey, Lady, are you aware the speed limit here is 20 miles an hour?

Well, yes.

COM: Well, you wasn't doin no 20 when you came thataway! You stayed down there for a while then you came back this way.

Yes, I did that. But I wasn't speeding.

COM: Yes you was! Lady you got kids you (mutter mutter)

I see. Can I see your radar machine?

COM: I just count from pole to pole, them telephone poles!

Well, that's a fucking magic trick, congratulations.

Then I rolled up my window and left. Didn't even try to squish his foot.

I will now work on overcoming my childish urge to drive past his house really, really slowly. A lot.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A list of 50 random things I stole from Popping Bubbles

Popping Bubbles » Blog Archive » More incredibly boring crap about me than you ever wanted to know, but feel free to read it anyway

Because without her, what would I ever post? She actually writes on her blog more than every few months, check it out. Anyway.

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
I haven't looked in the mirror yet this morning. It is way too early for that.

2. How much cash do you have on you?

3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?

4. Favorite planet?
Uranus. Because I'm 12.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
Unknown Caller - I never take those

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
Cartman singing Come Sail Away.

7. What shirt are you wearing?
Black tshirt, with pocket. Need ipod pocket you know.

8. Do you label yourself?
No, I gave the label maker to Venus for christmas.

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing?
Barefoot. Please, I don’t wear shoes unless I have to.*

10. Bright or Dark Room?
Turn down the lights, mummy has a headache.

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
She is my long lost twin or something. I adore her. But not in a creepy way.

12. What does your watch look like?
A blackberry. Who wears a watch?

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Watching an old western on TV. I know. It did suck.

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
It says "yep, lol"

15. Where is your nearest 7-11?
Around the corner that way -->

16. What’s a word that you say a lot?

17. Who told you he/she loved you last?
My dog stuck his tongue up my nose. I think that is what he meant.

18. Last furry thing you touched?
Elmo the dog with the crazy tongue.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?
Look, a baby wolf!

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed?
“Rolls of film” Who the hell uses film anymore?*

21. Favorite age you have been so far?
42! It is the answer!

22. Your worst enemy?
Could be reading this.

23. What is your current desktop picture?
Levitating, meditating robots.

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?
Wiggles or Laurie Berkner?

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?
Money. The sky is full of evil birds.

26. Do you like someone?
I like some people.

27. The last song you listened to?
Itunes says...Brickhouse by the Commodores. Mighty mighty, y'all.

28. What time of day were you born?
11:15 am

29. What’s your favorite number?

30. Where did you live in 1987?
Salt Lake City, UT

31. Are you jealous of anyone?

32. Is anyone jealous of you?
I highly doubt it.*

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?
At home on Long Island, staring at the TV in shock. Later, I got to breathe in the smoke/fumes/etc. Ugh.

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?

35. Do you consider yourself kind?
I don't go out of my way to be mean. Usually.

36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be?
Another one...down the foot I suppose.

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?

38. Would you move for the person you loved?
What is this love.

39. Are you touchy feely?
With my kids.

40. What’s your life motto?
Wait, what?

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times?
blackberry, lip balm, ipod

42. What’s your favourite town/city?
I can't think of just one.

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
Dr. Pepper

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
Last week. I'm old school like that.

45. Can you change the oil on a car?
Yes, and the tire, and several other things.

46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?
Way far. I come from the mormon peoples.

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?
My black dress to my cousin's funeral.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now?
My back, my head, my joints - I'm old.

50. Have you been burned by love?
More of a burner than a burnee. Sorry.

*Questions I didn't change her answers to, because they were perfect.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

This cupcake layout is so cute

I really should just freaking blog more. What is wrong with me?


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