Friday, November 21

Enjoy The Show

This song "The Show" by Lenka was stuck in my head ALL DAY yesterday. I had to look it up because I could not remember who sang it. I usually have to listen to an entire song to get the small portion out of my head.

Anyway, here's the video of this great new song, if you haven't heard it...

Now you'll have it stuck in your head too! *Insert evil laugh here* :op

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Monday, November 17

Address not found

Has anyone tried mapping an address that isn't found by Mapquest, Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, or the like? Our entire subdivision is nothing but dirt on Google Earth and our address does not exist with any map I have used in the last three years. It's frustrating when you're trying to give out directions and you can't pull up a map without finding the spot yourself.

Here's a map of our subdivision ye old dirt... lol

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It's frustrating because we have lived there for nearly four years! We have grass now, I swear!

Well, I decided to do a little research on how to add our address to these maps - particularly Google Maps, because I use them all the time. I found two useful sites and added our address to each of them. I would imagine it will take some time for the maps to be updated, and then they are merely available for sale to map sites like those mentioned earlier. It could still take years for them to be added! LOL But, at least I'm being somewhat proactive about it. I can't stand that we're not on these maps. It's like we don't even exist! hehe

Anyway, the first site is: NAVTEQ Map Reporter™
"Travelers, businesses and leading device manufacturers choose NAVTEQ maps for their accuracy and reliability. You can help us maintain and improve that accuracy by reporting changes whenever you see them."

The second major source of maps is Map Insight by TeleAtlas.

So, if you run across any addresses that do not exist, no longer exist, or are in need of an update - you know where to go too! *smile*

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Friday, November 14

College Math I

I have officially finished my first full year of college courses! Yay ME! hehe

My College Math I class began last night. Would you believe I'm actually looking forward to taking this class!? Especially after my last two utterly boring classes: Concept Development and Analysis & History of Design *yawn*.

Did I lose you too?

I am actually quite fond of algebra and am anxious to begin. We'll see how much I remember though, since I haven't really applied any math directly since I graduated from high school in '97. I'm anxious to get a head start before my Anthony's math homework reaches beyond what I currently remember! ;o}

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Thursday, November 13

Gift Ideas for Joel:

Joel's gift ideas:

Well, a few family members have been asking what to get Joel for his birthday, so I decided to dedicate a post to what Joel likes and what he would enjoy.

Joel hasn't really found his favorite subject like a particular movie, animals, or cars/trucks so finding suggestions for him can be tricky. However, finding something he will love is simple. He loves almost any toys and games like Elefun, which we have and he plays several times a day (YES - a DAY!). Any games directed to the toddler age would be perfect.

One I know he wants is a game called "What's in Ned's Head?" The link says it's out of stock, so it may be hard to find.

There is the old cash register that we had as kids. Mom has one at her house and Joel LOVES that thing. I know he wouldn't mind having one of his very own. ;o}

There's the "Little Tikes Pop Tunes Big Rocker Guitar" so he will quit fighting for Nathan's guitar. Ha!

A bathtime toy: "Wonderpets Fly Boat."

Those are just a few that I can think of right now. I'll ask him at home tonight and see if he has anything he'd like to add to the list.

Love you all and see you on Sunday!

P.S. (If anyone is in need of directions, just let me know!)
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Monday, November 10

Joel is THREE!

I've sent out an Evite for our birthday party -slash- candle party this Sunday:

Follow this LINK and let me know if you can attend!



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Wednesday, November 5

Painting with lipstick:

Wow, you have to watch this painting of Angelina Jolie created with LIPSTICK! It's fascinating... I would have never thought to use lipstick to draw, but I bet it would blend great. Though, I'm not sure where the artist gets all these obscure colors. Quite an expensive hobby! Let me know what you think...

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Tuesday, November 4

Election Day 2008

Matt and I voted today shortly before the polls were closed. Luckily, there was not a line because the boys were sitting quietly in the hall just outside the room. We accepted some bumper stickers and what-not from a woman outside the church on our way in, but when we entered the room to vote a woman took them from us and when we were finished voting Matt asked to have them back and the woman acted like she didn't know what he was talking about. "Stickers for what?" When he explained that he was looking for the bumper stickers that she had taken from us she had to retrieve them from the trash! I didn't mind that they had taken them away from us, but did she really have to throw them away? Geez, what would they have done if I had worn a campaign t-shirt? Ha! Really though, I w as a bit perturbed by that. I'm not even sure I understand why they had to take them. I had them where you couldn't even see the name on them and we weren't flaunting them to persuade the zero other voters in the room. Oh well, I know there were much worse circumstances today and we did get our votes in. That's the most important thing. Anyone else have any interesting instances while voting today?

Edit: Oh I forgot to mention... Did anyone see the adorable Google logo for today's election? I just love how they change them for different seasons, holidays, and what-not. Here was today's version:

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