Find the Fun?

September 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm

It’s Tuesday morning and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. Our weekends have been JAM-PACKED since the end of August, and I’m just now starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel! We only have one commitment this weekend and I’m so glad for that. Since we went away on a whirlwind vacation this weekend (details on that later), I’m finding myself trying to catch up on chores and other to-dos when what […]

Sometimes, there are no words

August 5, 2011 at 9:49 pm

The other day Mike and I stepped out of the house to take Gabriel for a little walk around the block. When we returned, this was on our answering machine… The first time we heard it, we were speechless… We listened to it about 10 times before deleting it. And as far as I can tell, this is what is said. “Hello. I’m for Napoleon McFadden Adams, Tawinagina? McFadden. Um, I’m havin’ a git… Um […]

Card Bashing

July 1, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Once upon a time, in my teenage years, I would spend ages scanning the Hallmark store for the “perfect” card that conveyed just the right sentiment. Especially when it came to my friends. The ideal card was one that had some long and drawn out joke on the front and a side-splitting punch line on the inside. Also, the ones featuring chimpanzees dressed like people were a popular favorite. Hoo boy, those were the best! […]

Because I'm So Original

March 25, 2009 at 2:48 pm

I saw Kris’s recent post and thought I would copy her because, like my work-in-progress portfolio, I find myself dry of good/original ideas right now. :) According to Typealyzer, my blogging persona is: ESFP – The Performers The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan […]

Me Dot Com

March 23, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Occasionally, I check up on and see what atrocious site graces the domain name. The roster of past sites is pretty much all over the board: it’s been a porn site, an obscure musician’s webpage, on sale for some ungodly amount, and now it’s a pathetic portal of nothingness. Grr. So I’m considering registering a new domain or two. Not to get rid of oxygenvalve, but to supplement it — a space where I […]


March 13, 2009 at 12:55 pm

I know that this has been done before and it’s nothing new. I just thougt I got some funny results. The rules? Go to Google and type in “unfortunately (insert your name here)” and see what comes up. These were my favorites: Unfortunately, Vanessa’s can’t satisfy late night urges, they close at 10PM. Unfortunately Vanessa dropped in to use the bathroom too and during all the excitement the pregnancy tests got mixed up. Unfortunately Vanessa’s […]

Copy Cat

February 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm

I saw that Kris posted her 25 things on her blog, and I felt compelled to do the same… Sorry for being unoriginal. I am a Jersey Girl: born and raised. Sometimes I miss living there for the shopping, no tax on clothes, and of course the fact that my parents still live there… but then I think about all the other things I don’t miss… While I may not seem like the religious type, […]

The frames: I found them

January 26, 2009 at 11:04 am

I did a little more sleuthing and found a picture of the exact frames I’m getting, so I’m pretty psyched! Now that I have the knowledge that my close-range vision is screwed up, I’m definitely taking notice of the problem more. This morning I had trouble seeing my eyes well enough to put on makeup. Yesterday, I had a little trouble reading the music for church. I guess I was just playing ignorant up until […]

Four Eyes

January 25, 2009 at 1:07 am

Last Saturday my right eye started twitching like crazy and it didn’t really subside until Thursday when I started getting headaches. On Thursday my work had a health fair and they were giving free vision screenings. The twitching could have been caused by eye strain or simply the sinus cold I felt was coming on. Nevertheless, the optician told me I should probably have a standard eye exam since the last time I had one […]


January 16, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Mike purchased Rockband 2 sometime before the New Year, and we formed a band called Linoleum Knife (Aqua Teen Hunger Force reference). Usually, I sing and Mike plays drums. But sometimes Mike wants to sing, so I have to play drums, because I’m terrible on the guitar. Then we got to a point in the local tour where I could no longer select Easy difficulty for the drums. So I decided to go back to […]


August 18, 2008 at 10:35 pm

If you’re anything like me, you’ve collected, gathered and stashed a lot of stuff in your life. I’ve mentioned it before on this site, but since I started trying to purge some of the miscellaneous junk from my office in preparation for moving to a smaller room, I’m more painfully obvious of the problem. The new space really requires a lot less volume since it’s quite a bit smaller and I’m still having trouble getting […]


July 7, 2008 at 3:36 pm

The gentleman who loads the work vending machine with m&m’s needs a serious lesson on the proper way to load the vending coil. Three times I have purchased chocolatey m&m morsels, and three times I have watched in horror as the bag fails to drop. Once I had to buy another bag just to get mine out. And most recently, I summoned help from a friend who violently shook the machine for over a minute […]