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Dear Farmer whose field is a block from my house-

While I appreciate your need to make a living…can you please not use your tractor and dusting helicopter at 2:00 am. At least use some WD40 on that tractor so it doesn’t make those horrid squeaky noises that keep my lying in bed cursing the fact that I have to get up in three and a half hours and go to work.

Thanks, AMY

Dear Fellow Morning Commuters-

You know that heavy gray, wet hazy stuff that inhibited your ability to see for miles? It is called fog. You will see much more of it this year. Please don’t drive like a crazy person…or like a grandma…just drive.  Don’t make me come over there and introduce you to your accelerator personally.

Thanks, AMY

Dear Fellow Commuters (yes its me again)-

You know that part of our morning commute that we share? The part where the two lanes narrow down into one lane and it backs up clear to the intersection? I know you know the part I am talking about. Anyway I have some suggestions that will make both our days a little nicer. Mergers- don’t be a dick and force the issue. Start looking early and a hole will open up. Mergees- don’t be a dick and ride up on the bumper in front of you so that no one can merge in. Traffic will be less likely to back up if you let a car or two in. Remember…some days you are the merger…some days the mergee.

Thanks, AMY

Dear Parking Lot Gods-

Why must you smite me by having all my favorite places filled by the time I get to work, thus forcing me to park under the evil Eucalyptus trees? Don’t you love me any more?

Thanks, AMY

Getting a flu shot.  Not sure though…probably won’t be sure til I decide whether or not to walk over to the school my mom works at and get one.  Will let you know my big decision tonight!!

Ok…so I hate doing laundry. Who doesn’t…but Tide is really starting to piss me off. Let me tell you my story:

I have shirts that I wear to work and shirts that I wear on days I don’t work. The shirts that I wear on the days I don’t work are by and large tshirts that are black brown or blue and tend to be Harley Davidson shirts (not all…but most). The shirts that I wear to work…probably in most circles would also be considered tshirts…but I don’t consider them tshirts. They are v necked and ribbed. These mostly consist of light colors no graphics. Like today for instance I am wearing a light teal one. Anyway…these shirts do NOT get along with TIDE for some reason. Now I will be the first to admit that I tend to drip stuff on my shirts when I eat. I should get in the habit of changing out of these when I get home…but occasionally I drop, dribble, spill, or douse myself in food products. I am pretty good at getting these food stains out. However I have had my two FAVORITE SHIRTS (one a peachy sherberty color that makes me look really tan!, and the other an orange short sleeve number) come OUT of the wash with a blue stain on it. That is right BLUE. As in the color of the Tide I use. I am very careful. This is not ink…I KNOW these shirts did not have mysterious blue stain on them before laundering….and they happened on very different loads months apart. Does this happen to anyone else??? It angers me because that damn blue stain??? Will NOT come out. Thing is? I tend do this: Dump liquid (Blue!) tide in washer. Turn on water to fill tub….and then add my shirts after there is water in there. Is this wrong? Why are my shirts coming out all stained? Has this been happening to my harley shirts too but because they are darker or thicker or something that I don’t see it??

This tide is used because of a mild skin allergy to some detergents that makes me a little itchy. I am going to try that new tide lilac with baking soda in hopes that it is not BLUE or STAINING….but should I just switch over to woolite or something?

Ahhh Martinsville. In general? I am a fan of short tracks. But today? 20 cautions? Come on! Seriously!

Tony started 34th…and was up as high as 2nd. Ended up 14th because of a pitstop and a caution filled last 60 laps. Second to last caution? Or maybe it was the third to last? Tony was trying to run up through the pack as fast as he could make his way through and when the caution flag got thrown? He just shook his head. Funny thing is I was shaking my head too….too many cautions…not enough laps….He knew it and I knew it.

For those of you without the benefit of DirecTv hotpass and being able to watch the Tony Stewart channel…his spotter Mark Robertson was earning his money today. He saved Tony several times from getting collected in accidents.  He was awesome.  Of course I have always been fascinated by spotters (and pit crews in general).  Then again my dad would tell you that I would not make a good spotter because I wouldn’t be able to stand way up there on those platforms being as petrified of heights as I am).

I don’t think Tony has been mathematically eliminated from winning the cup…but it would take a lot. A whole lot. And some major Hendricks failures for him to win.

Adelle had a contest for people who donated to help her raise money for the Heart Walk. I donated…(I am pretty sure I donated last year too…it is a great charity). I won the Sock Yarn. Isn’t it pretty??? I love the colors!! And she even threw in a sock pattern for crocheters (thank goodness since I don’t knit). I can’t wait to play :D

Well there were just two books to give away…but only three entries…so…some mathematically inclined person could probably tell you the odds of winning…but they were pretty good.

Three Entries

I folded them into same size squares…and placed them in a baggie:

Then I drew two winners:

Winner number one:

Bill who chose: Wisconsin Death Trip. His book is on the way to him.

And Winner Number 2:

Elyse who wants The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. E- I emailed you for your address to send your book too.

Friday Fill-in has a new home. Thanks to Janet for setting this up…and thanks to Heather the great design (of course I am partial to GoofyGirl designs…because she made this design!). Now on to FILL-IN 42

1. October is my favorite month.

2. Ghosts don’t scare me! (I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!)

3. Haunted houses are another thing…they scare me.

4. My favorite scary movie is The Hitcher (the original) because it scared me.

5. Write to me.

6. It was a dark and stormy night so I stayed home and drank tea while a beagle slept on my feet.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to going home, tomorrow my plans include shopping for Grandma and Sunday, I want to watch Tony Stewart WIN Martinsville!

As always Janet….thanks for the Friday Fill-in!

Mel’s MI-5

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1. What story are you writing with your life right now?

The story of a girl trying to become happy with her self- which is no easy task.

2. If you could ask God for one thing, what would it be?

Good, robust health for myself and everyone I know and love.

3. What does your heart long to be involved in?

My heart longs to write more, create more.

4. It is said you learn something new everyday. What are some things you’d like to learn to enrich your life?

Proper time management.

5. Everyone has a mantra even if they don’t outwardly express it – time to make yours public.

I share my mantra with The Little Engine Who Could: I think I can, I think I can