Sunday, July 29, 2007

Week 4 Weather Quiz

The correct answer for last week's question is 3.....the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 (which killed 6,000 in Galveston), 1921, and Hurricane Carla in 1961. Brooke is closest with her guess of 6, and Derek wins most creative by default. John gets a point for hyping my bowling skills on his blog, and Katherine Hiegl gets two points for being hot. Here are the standings:

Katherine Hiegl .............2

Our next question is short and sweet.......In number of months or years and months, what is the longest period of time that OKC has gone without a tornado within the city limits?

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I know the secret... being the BEST Aunt in the whole-wide-world...
I also know the secret to being the worst Aunt E-V-E-R!
- socks and tennis shoes!!
Who Knew?!

Hairy UP!


Joshua: "I'm gonna wear my hat today!"

Me: "No, bring me your hair stuff and I'll fix it real fast."

Me: "Is this how your Dad does Josh's hair?"

Jacob: "Yeah."

Me: (hmm...looks pretty good!)

10 minutes later...

Daycare Guy: "Joshua! I'm likin' the spiked hair!"

Me: (hmmm...maybe I went a little over-board for day 1)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Weather Quiz: Week 3

Hello Everyone! The correct answer to last week's question was 52.40 inches that fell back in 1908. Liz's answer of 1908 was correct and 54 inches was closest to correct, and since she answered BOTH parts of the question she will get a point. Crystal will get half a point for 1908 and Derek also gets half a point for a very cool useless fact that I didn't know. I found John's answer of "1969" very entertaining....he gets a point for most creative.

Here is how everyone stands:


Now that we are entering hurricane season (the peak is during August and September), I thought a hurricane question tied to Oklahoma would be appropriate.....and yes, that is actually possible. No system has ever retained hurricane strength while crossing from Texas into Oklahoma, but....

Question: Since 1900, how many systems have retained tropical storm strength (40-74MPH) while crossing into Oklahoma?

Thursday, July 19, 2007

It's The End Of The World As We Know It

Well, I've spent most of this week trying to figure out how to break the news to all of you. And since I can't figure out any creative way to do it, I'll just tell you. Nathan and I are going to be parents! Yep, that's right. We will not only have one child, but two of them...temporarily.

Starting next Tuesday, we will be the guardians of an eight year-old and a six year-old for nine days. Yes, NINE! We decided breaking in slowly is overrated. We're taking the "jump-in and possibly drown" approach. Nathan's not so fond of water so don't tell him. Just kidding. He knows my nephews are coming. He, however, doesn't know that he may have to watch them by himself for awhile if my book club decides to ACTUALLY GET TOGETHER! Knowing my book club though, Nathan will have no "boy time" to worry about.

This week I have also spent a lot of time trying to think about fun things to do to entertain these temporary children so that they go home thinking that Aunt E's house is the coolest place they've ever been; at least just as cool as where their parents are going, Hawaii. Seeing as they both lived in my house before I did, I'm thinking they won't be that impressed. We'll see.

So here is my plea. If you know of any hip, absolutely knock-your-socks-off fun things to do as a young boy, fill me in. The most fun things I've come up with so far is swimming and frozen custard. Maybe, if I allow them to swim IN frozen custard, I will reach Aunt-stardom. Other ideas I have thus far are:

1. Dump the two off at Nana's and go to Hawaii with my sister and bro-in-law
2. Going to a Redhawks game (or a great substitute consisting of McDonald's and going to watch Nathan and Derek lose, cough...pardon me... win their softball games)
3. Invest every cent I have into buying the biggest vat of mud and letting them take turns rolling around in it. (Let's be honest, THIS would be way more fun than Frontier City or White Water)

All kidding aside, Nathan and I are really excited about the boys staying over. It should be full of lots of laughs and lots of laundry. Be sure to let me know of any other fun things to do and check back for interesting "kid stories" in the next week or so. Hey, now I will have one of those blogs about the AMAZING things that kids say and do; at least temporarily. My sister has already been threatened with her life that she WILL return topick them back up.

Monday, July 16, 2007

OUR! Lists

One of my dear, highly influential friends keeps hounding me to post more often on my blog. In an attempt to not ramble about the exciting times of my cat or the latest recap of my new addiction, Big Brother 8, I decided to just steal her blog entry idea and post one just like it. Shameful! I know. But, here it is none the less.

Nathan and I and all of our friends discuss this very topic in detail quite often. While my list tends to remain constant, my husband's list tends to vary upon what he's actually watching on tv at the time. His opinions have also been known to be swayed by a few of his buddies' prime choices. All I know, if the opportunity ever strikes there is no looking back. This list is proof that I am loyal to MY man!...unnn-less the opportunity ever presents itself.

1. Tim McGraw(with the hat): I touched him once - it was AWESOME!
2. Will Smith: He can save me from aliens and psycho robots any day.
3. Aaron Tuttle: He can forecast a 100% of hot-ness EVERYDAY!
4. Stephen Colbert: It's the selfish plugs for himself. I fall for them all.
5. Justin Timberlake: Enough said, really.

And for good measure,a couple of runner ups: Paul Rudd, Ed Robertson from BNL, and Adam Sandler. All worthy opponents should one of the others fail in their duty of being my eye candy.

1. Katherine Hiegl
2. Mandy Moore
3. Jessica Alba
4. Kirsten Dunst
5. Maria Sharapova

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Weekly Weather Quiz

It's the moment everyone has been waiting for....the results for week one! The correct answer is Mesoscale Convective System. Unfortunately someone has tested positive for Googling the answer, and it happens to be Barry Bonds....oops, I mean John Anderson. He will be penalized for cheating. Brooke is closest to correct with "Multicell Cluster Storms." Jessica wins most creative with "Mars Climate Sounder." My wife's answer of "MesoCyclones Suck" is creative, but unfortunately is a slander towards a very cool weather phenomenon. Therefore, no point can be awarded to her. Here are the standings:


On to week two!

OKC is well on pace to have the wettest year on record. If we get no rain from now until August 31st we will still be the wettest January-August ever. All we need to do is have average rainfall for the rest of the year to break the record.

Question: What is OKC's wettest year on record, and how much rain fell during that year?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I Know What We're Doing This Weekend...

Everyone that knows us, knows our cat. Everyone that knows our cat, knows how much she likes to talk. Now, she will have a new talent. By the end of this week, Enid will be trained to do this.

"This is the way we wash our paws!" Don't you?!

Enid told Nathan that she wants to meet Katherine Heigl and Mandy Moore. Enid told me she wants to meet Stephen Colbert and Will Smith. I raised her to have good taste. Nathan raised her to be a little hoochie-mama.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Weekly Weather Quiz

Yes, it's true! Now you will be able to understand what the geeky weather guy is talking about on TV! Impress your friends, family, and co-workers with your newfound wealth of meteorological knowledge! Just post your answers in a comment to the post, and winners will be announced in the post the following week. Points will be awarded for most correct answer and most entertaining answer.......all judgements are final. Here goes.....enjoy!

After a couple of nice and dry weekend days, it looks like we are going back to a stormy pattern this coming Monday through Friday or Saturday. Most of the storms will probably come while you are sleeping, the kind that wake you up around 2 or 3 in the morning. Hopefully the storms won't be severe, but we could get a couple of MCS's come through with damaging winds and a quick 2-3 inches of rain in an hour. An MCS is a long line of thunderstorms that can stretch almost 300 miles long and can contain high winds and very heavy rain. They usually start as a few stray storms in Colorado and western Kansas on a hot summer afternoon, then merge into a solid line of storms and move southeastward. They are at their peak during the nighttime hours.

Question.......what does MCS stand for?

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Shoe-Lovers Unite!!

I didn't think my favorite corner in OKC could get any better, but I was W-R-O-N-G! Not only can I visit my Super Target, Pier 1, PF Changs, and Maggie Moos all at the same intersection, but now I can visit a shoe-lover's oasis too. That's right folks! DSW Shoes has been given to us by the Shoe-Gods, right in our own backyard; or at least within 30 minutes of everyone I know. We no longer have to drive 2 hours to Tulsa to get a quick fix of those super chic Anne Klein pumps or the always fabulous Steve Madden slides.

Although my first trip ended with me coming home empty-handed, it won't be for long. I will be back! And it may not be pretty. My bank statement that is. My feet will look amazing.

And if anyone is a DSW virgin, I will be happy to give you a tour.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

An UN-Smooth Criminal

For you - our good friend to be un-named. A list of Notes-To-Self:

1. Do not go to get fireworks 3 hours before a wedding.
2. Do not speed in Forest Park.
3. Do not NOT know your license is revoked.
4. Do not EVER tell your friends if you get arrested.