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Lisa’s Scrapping MI-5

“I know. I know. Just what you wanted. An MI-5 about scrapbooking! As you all know, I am a scrapbook consultant for Close To My Heart. Our summer catalog features five new paper collections. I will give you a brief description of each collection, and you tell us a story, a thought, a song, or whatever else you can think of that somehow ties in with the collection (title, theme or color).”

1) “Route 66”. Travel themed paper with plaids and polka dots. Colors include Clover Meadow, Cranberry, Moonstruck, and Sunflower.

I love to drive. I haven’t gone on many road trips lately because well…the Rav is still acting up on me and frankly I don’t trust her. I have a road trip in approximately 3.5 weeks….it has been planned several months in advance and tickets to certain events correlating with said road trip have been purchased…so what am I gonna do? Well…BFM totally found me an awesome rate on a rental car. So good infact I upgraded myself to a FULL SIZE! I really want to get an IMPALA but I bet I end up with something much more hideous. I just pray it isn’t red. I hate red cars.

2) “Majestic Blue”. Nautical themed paper with sailboats and compasses. Colors include Bamboo, Crystal Blue, Desert Sand, and Outdoor Denim.

I love to take pictures at the ocean on foggy days…which are plenty around here. I haven’t done it lately though…I think I will have to try for some new pictures. You can check out my last photography session at the beach on a foggy day here on flickr though if you want to.

3) “Expedition”. Safari themed paper with leopard print and leaves. Colors include Autumn Terracotta, Bamboo, Olive, and Sunflower.

Bill said a Ford product…which is what I thought initially too. Then that got me thinking about the time that BFM and I decided to rent a Ford Mustang Convertible and cruise down to Santa Barbara (3 -4 hours away) with the wind in our hair. Well the rental place ran out of the convertible mustangs…and we ended up with a Ford Escape (a small SUV) not quite what we had in mind. It was blue. We did go to Santa Barbara…but no wind blowing in our hair. We had an expedition at the zoo there…and visited the beach and the wharf…and downtown and then drove home. Fun times.

4) “Let’s Get Together”. Picnic themed paper with flowers, stripes, and dots. Colors include Breeze, Buttercup, Cranberry, and Garden Green.

Weirdly enough…this makes me think of AEROSMITH and the song Come Together which makes absolutely NO sense to me at all lyrically but I still like the song…(how odd huh?). I mean…what the hell does this mean:

He wear no shoeshine

He got toejam football

He got monkey finger

He say I know you, you know me

One thing I can tell you

Is you got to be free

Anyone? Maybe it’s just better that I don’t know what it means.

5) “Floral Tapestry”. Very feminine floral theme with flowers, stripes, and dots. Colors include Garden Green, Orchid Bouquet, Twilight, and Vanilla Cream.

The first thing I think of is the Rick Nelson song Garden Party…probably because of the whole Garden Green. I love that song– my favorite lines:

But it’s all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can’t please everyone, so ya got to please yourself

The second thing it makes me think about is the band Cream which makes me think of the movie Almost Famous, one of my favorite movies.

He has his best qualifying effort today discounted because rain stopped qualifying and they were not able to fit in all 53 qualifying runs.  Apparently when that happens- those who qualified don’t get counted and the race grid is the points grid. That has got to hurt– all that effort and you don’t get into the race.

Tony may be the driver I call mine…but…that just sucks because Michael has been having a not-so-good year.

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(The MI-5 seems to be MIA…but as soon as I have it I will do both this weeks and last weeks)

1. On a hot summer’s day iced tea is my favorite thing!
2. When I think of summertime fun, I think of the boardwalk.
3. Rocky Road is my favorite flavor of ice cream.
4. My new favorite drink is Peach Iced Tea.
5. One of my happiest summertime memories is sitting in a boat out on a lake fishing with my grandpa…just him and me…the summer of 1986. It was one of the few times we spent time like that where it was just the two of us.
6. The best place to watch fireworks (or submarine races) is from the beach!
7. What are you doing this weekend? Tonight I’m looking forward to fajitas, tomorrow my plans include laundry and watching the race and Sunday, I want to relax!

This post was originally posted June 28th, but I am bumping it back towards the top in case someone missed it and has a comment to make. Thanks. AMY

I know I have been alluding to it, but I have pretty much decided that “some day” is next year. I have always said that I want to see a nascar race live and in person…”some day.” I kept hoping that they would just magically show up at Laguna Seca, I think. And while I am only about two and a half hours from Infineon…I want my first Nascar race to be a oval not a road course.

I have narrowed it down to Las Vegas Motor Speedway and California Speedway…(although I really want to go to Bristol -it is my favorite track to watch)…both are very road-trip distance from me. Right now I am leaning towards LV. If you have been to either (or BOTH!) lay your suggestions on me.

When rereading my last post to make sure it made sense (of course I only do this after I post it…why don’t I proof them before I post them?) I realized that I said:

 I accidently squirted moisturizer on my shirt- necessitating an unscheduled shirt change

Yeah…like that wording doesn’t SCREAM nascar fan.

Two mondays in one week? That sucks. Today seems like a Monday since I had yesterday off and all. I SHOULD have taken today off….hindsight is always 20/20.

First off…I need to say…to whomever in my neighborhood decided last night that it would be great fun to set of M80s or whatever the hell those were…thanks. One was so loud it caused me to jump and spill water down the front of myself whilst yelling profanities because I then looked like I was in a wet tshirt contest. The rest? Caused my poor dog to pace around the house and pant and whine and hide and do what nervous scared dogs do…Roxy may be a beagle (which are bred for hunting) but she doesn’t like loud noises…whisly noises…or pretty much any noise so thanks…it was a real fun night trying to console my dog.

Of course my morning couldn’t go smoothly…I accidently squirted moisturizer on my shirt- necessitating an unscheduled shirt change, my contacts were being difficult and not sitting on my eye properly in the morning- plus I just don’t see clearly with this trial pair which SUCK, I get in the car and notice I am nearly out of gas- so whilst I had enough to get to work this means I am going to Chevron during lunch which means I will need to scale back my effort to find the new Velvet Revolver CD (which is a whole other story) because I will also have to find time to visit a starbucks because I NEED MY BLACK TEA LEMONADE….ITS MONDAY DAMNIT!.

I get to work and someone is parked in my favorite and second favorite parking spots…which during the summer is weird! Then…I came in this morning to 35 workorders…assigned to me alone. I have, in the last two and a half hours, whittled that number down to 11 (those 11 can not be done because they are missing important information or just aren’t ready to be completed yet) because even when I am in a bad mood…I am awesome. For those not in the know…35 workorders on a summer day? That is a heck of a lot of workorders. ALOT. During the time I was working said workorders, I got not one…not two…but THREE evil customer calls. Of course I also got a lot of non-evil customer calls…and had other work to do (print reports).

Two mondays in one week? Two to many.

In case you didn’t catch the “Nextel’s Prelude to the Dream” race at Eldora Speedway that was a pay-per-view event on tv (or if you lived nearby or could travel that far…you know you could actually attend the race), Speed will be showing the race on July 8th, 2007 (and some other days there after in July).  The line-up of drivers is impressive and includes nextel cup drivers, nhra drivers and others.  Proceeds of the race went to charity…namely The Victory Junction Gang and the Tony Stewart Foundation.

Now I was at the airport by the time The Prelude came on pay-per-view…(only to be stuck there for HOURS because my damn plane was late but that is another story)…so I bought it right before I left and dvr’d (is that a word? No? It is now) it for my return from Vegas (along with all my other shows).  I have limited experience watching dirt track racing of any form (these happen to be late model stock cars)…I think in my entire life I have watched maybe three dirt races (all on TV) mostly those little winged cars)…but let me tell you that this race was well worth the ppv fee.  It was exciting and fun…so if you have a few hours and want to watch some excitement be sure to tune into Speed on July 8th. 

Then if so inclined…donate to the Victory Junction Gang…it is a great cause….check out their website for great ways you can help (not just monitarily).

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I hope that you are having a great holiday. So far I have:

  • Given Roxy a bath
  • cleaned the bathroom
  • washed roxy’s bedding..and she has a lot of it…a bed in the kitchen, the living room and three blankets…and I haven’t even started the outside stuff.

However you decide to celebrate…have fun and be safe.