It's finally vacation time!
Over the course of planning, I believe I changed our destination 4 times. Up until a week ago we were going to Branson, but then I am like dang, that's an 8 hour drive one way. So, we ended up in Biloxi.
And I got to see the beach.
Riding together is not Scott and I's strong suit. He doesn't like riding with me, I am not a very good parking lot driver. Putting around here and there, I don't like it. Now get me on the interstate and I know how to drive. He does not. He almost killed us in Covington by changing lanes with a car CLEARLY right there! I screamed at him, and he, "well I thought I looked".
But we made it.
So, so many bridges.
As soon as we crossed into Mississippi we stopped at a rest stop. Right next to a NASA center.
I am sorry, I don't think "Mississippi" and "NASA" in the same sentence.
I stand corrected.
And then we arrived....and it was raining
We got checked into the hotel....
And then went out to dinner.
No surprise we found Greek food.
We went back to the hotel to chill and watch educational programs.
JK, we watched WWE.
I didn't sleep well, but I was sleeping good at 3:00am when the fire alarm went off.
I feel back asleep around daylight.
There were super attractive firefighters right below my window for a good hot minute.
I drug outta bed the next morning, ate breakfast, then off we went.
I decided to stop by the beach first and stick my toes in the sand.
Me, being a beach newbie, walked out there in my Tom's.
There is still sand in my shoes, the car, and pretty much everywhere we went all day.
After a day of shopping and literally driving around in circles, we be howngrie.
Slap Ya' Mama BBQ was amazing. And I am not a BBQ person.
I'd like to say we tore up the town and soaked in some sun, but you know we went back to the room and took a nap.
For dinner we went to Snapper's. It had horrible reviews online, but it was amazing!
The service was great, she sat down and talked with us, recommended what to eat. It was delish, we had a great view, and it was fast and prompt.
Afterwards we stopped by Sharkheads and went back to the beach.
I'd say we're taking a nice after dinner stroll, but it's more like I'm 15 feet ahead of him tromping in the sand complaining that it's cutting my feet and stating how hot my dress is. He said "this is very relaxing, I love it here!" Yin and Yang, it's how we roll.
After a semi decent night's sleep, we woke up early and headed to Mobile.
We arrived at the USS Alabama!!!!
Now...I took over 300 pictures. I have the entire album here. <<<<<<<
We then went inside the USS Drum. I have never been inside a submarine. I didn't know how claustrophobic that I would be, but it was alright! So much climbing and ducking.
And the we were on the Battleship!! The pictures do not do it justice. It was SO huge! I want to share everything I took, but I won't.
But seriously, check it out if you ever get the chance.
It was absolutely amazeballs.
Being a history nut, this was a dream come true. I can't begin to describe the smell of the ship. Old, oil, metal. I had to touch everything.
Scott was so proud, he knew that I would have a good time.
However, I think I was conned.
I know why he wanted to go back into Alabama.....
I know where my happiness stands. Right behind Krystal's Chili Cheese Fries.
We made it back to Biloxi and took the best nap in the history of naps.
We then ventured out and found dinner.
I tried raw oysters.
I have never felt such like a bouncing kid as when I saw this:
I have an uncanny love for lighthouses.
I had to take just one more beach picture.
The next morning we got up early and headed home. I felt like absolute poo. Like way worse than usual.
We made it home, and was for certain my lungs were going to stop working.
Most people would go to the doctor.
I slept for 12 hours.
Friday was the first day that I have slept past 7:30am. I didn't do much, just getting up to switch clothes from the washer to the dryer wore me out.
I just laid around, watched movies and applied a lot of Vicks Vapor Rub.
I did make a quick trip to see Lily. I gave her a foot long sucker.
And then I left.
Saturday I considered the possibility that I may not die.
I am still not convinced, though.
We all piled in the car and took Lily to the Riverbank to take pictures for Fall.
It as a good idea in theory.
This is pretty much how the day turned out.
I managed to get a couple of good ones.
After lunch and a grocery run, I was back on the couch with Mucinex, Vick's Vapor Rub, and Alabama football.
Don't waste your time watching The Mummy Resurrected (not a part of the Brendan Fraser saga), or Gods of Egypt.
Egypt has failed me twice in a row.
So today, Sunday, is my last day of vacation.
I still think I am going to succumb to my sickness.
I went to church, went to eat, and made a Dollar General stop.
I don't see myself doing anything but folding laundry for the rest of this day.
My NASCAR boo Brad Keselowski blew an engine, so his (our) Cup dreams are shot for this season.
I have been waiting 9 months I believe, to see who Negan kills on The Walking Dead.
Guess I will have to wait 2 more hours to find out!
Back to work tomorrow!
If you're a hardcore R.M.S. Titanic freak like me, this is nothing new to you.
I always see articles labeled "This many things about Titanic you never knew" or "999 SHOCKING Titanic facts!".
Bish, please there is nothing new to me. I have first edition copies of books by Ken Marschall and Don Lynch. I have books with copies of original blueprints, menus, pictures, drawings, and passenger lists. I have watched every documentary and DVD that has been made.
Please, I would love to learn new facts.
This article was nothing too new, but I thought well, maybe there are people out there that only know Titanic from the James Cameron film.
Let me shed some light for you.
When it entered service in 1912, the R.M.S. Titanic was the largest passenger ship in the history of the world. It measured 883 feet long and was the largest man-made moving object on Earth.
(Image: Titanic prepares to launch, courtesy of Belfast Telegraph)
The numbers of those who did not survive the sinking of Titanic are staggering:
Onboard: 2,224 total, 710 survived, 1514 lost (32% survived, 68% lost)
Crew: 908 total, 212 survived, 696 lost (23% survived, 77% lost)
Passengers: 1,316 total, 498 survived, 818 lost (38% survived, 62% lost)
The numbers by passage class (remember that First Class cabins were higher up and Third Class cabins were near the bottom of the ship):
First Class: 325 total, 202 survived, 123 lost (62% survived, 38% lost)
Second Class: 285 total, 118 survived, 167 lost (41% survived, 59% lost)
Third Class: 706 total, 178 survived, 528 lost (25% survived, 75% lost)
There were 109 children onboard Titanic. 56 of them survived and 53 lost (51% survived, 49% lost).
The price of a ticket on Titanic in 1912:
First Class: $4,350
Second Class: $1,750
Third Class: $30
Take this fact for what it’s worth: In 1898, 14 years prior to Titanic, author Morgan Robertson wrote a novel called Futility: The Wreck of the Titan.
His story was about the largest ship ever built hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic ocean on a cold night in April. The fictional ship was named Titan, and his description of the ship and its circumstances were incredibly close to the real-life Titanic. Both ships were called “unsinkable”.
R.M.S. stands for both “Royal Merchant Ship” and “Royal Mail Steamer”. At that time, all ships that sailed under the British flag, both military and civilian, carried the letters “R.M.S.”
Of the 885 officers and crew on board, just 23 were female.
The wealthiest passenger onboard was John Jacob Astor IV, whose net worth was estimated at $85 million (approximately $2 billion today). Astor was traveling with his pregnant wife, who he helped onto a lifeboat but did not board himself. He died when the ship sank.
Numerous people purchased tickets for the journey but did not actually sail. These included Hershey’s chocolate founder Milton S. Hershey; Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of the telegraph; J.P. Morgan, the American banking and steel magnate; and Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, one of the richest men in America.
Titanic’s massive engines were powered by burning over 600 tons of coal per day. The ship left Southampton with more than 6,000 tons of coal on board.
The coal was shoveled by hand into massive boilers, each containing 3 furnaces. These 159 total furnaces were filled by hand, 24 hours a day, by 176 “stokers” or “firemen”. Each fireman was assigned one boiler and three furnaces. Coal was deposited next to the boiler via a shoot, and the fireman would constantly shovel that coal into the furnace.
Firemen worked in 4-hour shifts in incredibly hot, dirty conditions. They would get an 8-hour break between shifts. Because it was so hot (120 °F or 49 °C), most would work in undershirts and shorts. The few that made it off the ship had to brave the 28 °F (−2 °C) weather in just those scanty clothes.
Titanic boasted four massive funnels or stacks from which the engines expelled smoke. Only three of these funnels were operations–the fourth only operated as an air vent and was added to a few ocean liners to make them look more powerful.
421 men and women were employed as stewards in the Victualling Department on the Titanic. These stewards are what today we would refer to as waiters, waitresses and maids. Of the 421, only about 60 survived.
Bellboys on the ship helped carry passenger luggage and perform various other functions. Most were teenage boys, some as young as 14. Figures vary, but there were as many as 50 bellboys aboard Titanic. Not one of them tried to enter a lifeboat–many survivors gave accounts of the bellboys smoking and joking with passengers. None survived.
On the B Deck of the ship, Italian businessman Luigi Gatti owned the à la Carte Restaurant which catered to Titanic’s first class passengers. Gatti also owned the same restaurant on Olympic, sister ship to the Titanic, as well as two other restaurants in London. He was aboard Titanic for its maiden voyage.
Of his full staff of 66 people, only one male clerk and two female cashiers survived. Gatti himself was among those who were lost.
According to some reports, employees of the restaurant had been locked in their quarters by the ship’s stewards to prevent them from rushing to the lifeboats. However, this has never been confirmed.
The Ritz hotel in London is thought to be the inspiration for Titanic’s interior, which included a Turkish bath, gym, pool, squash court, and kennel for first class dogs.
The ship’s two grand staircases were some of its most prominent features and were only accessible to first class passengers. These gorgeous staircases descended an incredible five levels into the ship, plus two more as regular staircases.
Much of the loss of life resulted from the fact that Titanic only carried enough lifeboats for 1,178 people, less than half the number of people onboard. However, that was more lifeboats than were legally required at the time.
The ship made two stops after leaving Southampton: at Cherbourg in northern France, and Cobh (then Queenstown) in Ireland.
The ship’s captain, Edward J. Smith, had captained several other White Star Line ships and was supposed to retire after this voyage. He went down with the ship. His last words to the crew were reportedly, “Well boys, do your best for the women and children, and look out for yourselves.”
In the four days after the ship left its final port of call, Titanic received multiple warnings about icebergs and sea ice in the north Atlantic.
The lookouts in the crow’s nest did not have binoculars with them–they had inadvertently been locked away and no key was onboard the ship. Some speculate binoculars would have helped avert the disaster, others say weather and temperature conditions would have rendered binoculars useless on the night Titanic sank.
This photo was taken on April 16, 1912, the day after Titanic sunk. It was shot by the chief steward of the Prinz Adalbert. The photo was accompanied by a written statement claiming there was red paint on the side of the iceberg.
The infamous iceberg was estimated to be 100 feet tall and probably originated from a glacier in Greenland and then floated south through the frigid Atlantic waters.
When the iceberg was spotted, First Officer William McMaster Murdoch ordered the ship to make an emergency turn, but the ship was too large and its momentum too great to turn in such a short time. Many experts speculate that if Titanic had hit the iceberg head-on, the ship would have survived the collision.
Just 30 seconds elapsed between the time the iceberg was first spotted and the moment the ship made contact with it.
The Titanic sank 2 hours and 40 minutes after hitting the iceberg.
The ship had an eight-man orchestra, which consisted of two separate ensembles: a quintet that played at mealtimes and other occasions, and a trio that played at the A La Carte and Cafe Parisian restaurants.
After Titanic struck the iceberg, the band members gathered and played music to help keep the passengers calm as they were loaded into the lifeboats. They played for more than two hours. Many survivors said the band continued to play until the very end.
According the account of one second-class passenger:
“Many brave things were done that night, but none were more brave than those done by men playing minute after minute as the ship settled quietly lower and lower in the sea. The music they played served alike as their own immortal requiem and their right to be recalled on the scrolls of undying fame.”
It’s estimated that once Titanic dropped beneath the water’s surface, it probably took about 15 minutes for her to sink to her final resting place at the bottom of the ocean.
There were 8 ships that assisted in gathering more than 300 of Titanic’s dead from the icy Atlantic waters:CS Mackay-Bennett (307 dead)
CS Minia (17)
CGS Montmagny (4)
RMS Oceanic (3)
SS Algerine (1)
SS Ilford (1)
SS Ottowa (1)
Upon recovery, the bodies of 209 identified and unidentified victims of the sinking were brought back to Halifax, Nova Scotia. 59 were returned to their countries of origin, 121 were buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery; 19 in the Roman Catholic Mount Olivet Cemetery; and 10 in the Jewish Baron de Hirsch Cemetery. The remaining bodies were either picked up by family members or buried at sea.
Titanic’s last living survivor died in 2009. Elizabeth Gladys Millvina Dean two months old when Titanic set sail and was the ship’s youngest passenger.
Millvina Dean was on the Titanic with her father, mother and brother. They traveled as third-class passengers and were emigrating to Kansas, where her father was to going to be co-owner of a tobacco shop with his cousin. Dean, her mother, and her brother were among the first third-class passengers to escape. Her father did not survive.
Dean’s brother died on April 14, 1992, the 80th anniversary of Titanic’s sinking. Millvina Dean died in 2009 at the age of 97. She was cremated and her ashes were scattered from a launch at the docks in Southampton where the Titanic set sail.
After an extensive search, the wreck of the Titanic was finally discovered in 1985 by Robert Ballard and his crew. The ship lies 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, under more than 12,000 feet of water. That’s more than 2 miles below the surface.
A private dive company, Deep Ocean Expeditions (DOE), used a Russian-built Mir submersible to take paying tourists down to see the wreck of the Titanic.
The company conducted more than 200 tours between between 1998 and 2012. The total trip took 12 days, and each dive lasted between 10 and 12 hours. That’s 2 hours to descend, 6-8 hours to tour the wreck, and 2 hours to return to the surface from the bottom of the ocean.
The price tag for this incredible journey? $59,000 per person.
An Australian billionaire named Clive Palmer has plans to build an exact replica of Titanic. The new ship will be slightly wider, have some modern technological updates–and obviously carry more lifeboats–but is otherwise planned to be identical to the original.
Titanic II is supposed to make its maiden voyage from China to Dubai in 2018.
So I actually learned a few things reading this one!!!
Scott and I have been to the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN. It was very surreal, I got to see so many actual artifacts, and it has many replica rooms. Sadly, you cannot take any pictures, so I am hoping when we go in a couple of weeks to the one in Branson, MO, that they have changed that rule. Probably not.
Now I want to break out all of my books and DVD's!!!!
Original Source: HistoryFreaks.com
So against my good senses, we decided to do a couples survey. We did our answers separately, so one's answers wouldn't influence the other.
Obligatory couples selfie. What we really look like. No makeup, no hair, no bra.
What was your first impression of me?
Lisa- Who wears velvet in the Summer? Or even at all?
How accurate do you now think it was? On which counts do you think you were totally wrong and on which were you right?
Lisa- He still dresses ghastly.
Scott- Spot on.
What is your idea of a truly romantic evening?
Lisa- I don't have a romantic bone in my body.
Scott- Cuddled on the couch watching a good movie. Quality time.
If I promise not to get upset, can you tell me something that you’d like to change in me but don’t have the nerve to tell me?
Lisa- I tell him all the time the things I wish he would change. 12 years, zero results.
Scott- No, I would tell you. *He mentioned my short temper and easily annoyed. Procrastination.*
If you weren’t in the profession you are, what would be your other dream profession and why?
Lisa- I'd like to write.
Scott- Owning my own business of some sort. Making my own hours.
Apart from the most obvious one, which other two areas of your body are the most sensitive and responsive?
Lisa- My neck.
Scott- Feet and legs.
Which three parts of my body are your personal favorites?
Lisa- Your heart, your eyes, your hands.
Scott- Your eyes. Your booty. He declined to answer the third.
Can you name three qualities that attracted you when you met me/got to know me?
Lisa- You are funny, you make me feel loved, your loyalty for your brother.
Scott- Loyalty to your family, how close you are to your family, quirky sense of humor.
Which is your dream destination and why?
Lisa- I am pretty easy, I want to go to the Smithsonian, the Met, Museum of American History, pretty much any major museum.
Scott- Ireland, because it is beautiful.
Which is your movie of all time and scene in it? (If the other hasn’t seen it, narrate in detail.
Lisa- My favorite movie is A Christmas Story, but my favorite scene from a movie is in Pearl Harbor, when Cuba Gooding Jr's character Dorie Miller, during the attack grabs a 50 cal gun and shoots down aircraft. Just the emotion with all of what is going on, that one scene makes me cry out loud.
Well. I didn't think ya had it in you. (Johnny)
I'm your huckleberry.
Why, Johnny Ringo, you look like somebody just walked over your grave. (Doc)
Fight's not with you, Holliday. (Johnny)
I'll beg to differ, sir. We started a game we never got to finish.
Play for blood, remember? (Doc)
I was just foolin' about. (Johnny)
And this time... it's legal. (Doc)
All right, lunger. Let's do it. (Johnny)
Come on. Come on! Oh, Johnny. Come on!
You're no daisy. You're no daisy at all!
Poor soul. You were just too high-strung. (Doc)
*This happens to be my #2 favorite movie scene of all time*
Which fruit/vegetable do you think I resemble and why?
Lisa- He's a pumpkin. Obvi.
Scott- He said a peach, and I am not putting the non-PG answer that he said, but it is a line from "Face Off" and Nicolas Cage said it.
Can you remember your earliest childhood memory of happiness and that of fear?
Lisa- Fear, I remember being in Kindergarten and I was afraid that I got in trouble; happiness I remember my daddy coming home from work, laying in his lap and putting my feet in his beard.
Scott- Happiness, Christmas morning, fear, when Mama had a nervous breakdown.
Your favorite aunt/uncle/cousin and why?
Lisa- No way I can choose, I am close to them in my own way. When I read this, Casey came to mind first.
Scott- Well ****. I gotta think......Ronnie. Because he's the only one I can stand.
What are the qualities that draw you to people that you can base a friendship on?
Lisa- The ability to understand my humor and my hatred for talking on the phone.
Scott- Loyalty, honesty, and a sense of humor, Having stuff in common.
Can you give me a mock session of how you would discuss sex education when you have a child?
Lisa- This is how my mother did it for me. We are in a doctor's office waiting room. I am about 9 years old. There was a poster on the wall advertising safe sex. I ask her what a condom was. Her words I will never forget. "When a man is having sex sex sex (using air quotes) with a girl, it's what he puts on his *kind of taps my vagina* to keep a woman from getting pregnant". So yeah. Mine will be the opposite. I will have a book handy.
Scott- If it were a daughter there would be no talk, no sex, you're going to a convent. If it were a son, "if you get her pregnant Imma beat your ass".
*In hindsight, we would make the worst parents*
Your first crush – what drew you to her/him?
Lisa- He had a crush on me first.
Scott- Her personality.
Your first date – where did you go, what did you do and how long did the relationship last?
Lisa- It was a church event, and just a couple of months.
Scott- With our parents, in a Chinese restaurant. We had a long distance relationship for a while.
How have you coped with break-ups in the past?
Lisa- Not in a very PG manner.
Scott- Put it in the past, move on.
What has been your scariest dream? Which has been your most frequently recurring one?
Lisa- Watching members of my family die. The dream I have the most is I am at my house and there is a fire, and somehow I have time to think about what I need to save.
Scott- Losing someone I care about. Drowning.
Which has been the best decision you ever made?
Lisa- For once, putting what I want first instead of what was right, or what I was expected to do.
Scott- Marrying my wife.
Which is the decision you regret the most?
Lisa- Not moving home sooner to spend time with my Daddy. Being afraid to stand up to Scott and tell him how miserable I was, even though he knew it, and leave Alabama. I will never get that time back that I lost missing out on my sister's growing up and my Daddy's last good years.
Scott- Not going to college.
Can you narrate to me your proudest moment?
Lisa- Seeing my Daddy walk Rebecca down the aisle. Seeing Bailey on the stage at her graduation. When I saw Lily for the first time.
Scott- I just remember it was my mother, and I remember feeling so proud for her.
If you won the lottery, what are the first three things you would do and which are the five things you’ve been most longing for, that you would buy?
Lisa-I would thank God. I would cry. I would call my Mama. A house and safe car for my mama and Bailey, a house for Rebecca and Steven, a truck for Scott, a new place for us, and liposuction. For real.
Scott- Cut my cell phone off. Call my brother. Plan us a nice trip. A nice vehicle, a nice house, some nice comfy shoes, new glasses, my own business.
*I asked him how he was going to call his brother with his cell phone off....*
If your house was on fire and you had a chance to grab only five things before leaving, they would be…
Lisa- I would grab my teddy bear from my uncle, my cup from my daddy, my dog, my purse, and yes I am superficial and would grab my phone.
Scott- This has happened to me before and then I could only grab my shoes. But, the animals, I would take photos (I asked him why, all of our stuff is online), my mother's jewelry box, my wife. But this is hypothetical, because when your house is on fire, you just get out.
If you were asked whom you would like to be born again as, the answer would be…
Lisa- Myself. I'd like to do it again.
Scott- I want to be myself so I could go it right this time.
Which is your favorite flavor of ice cream, your favorite junk food and your favorite dessert?
Lisa- Chocolate, ice cream, chips (particularly Cheese Puffs from Brookshires), and that Moulton lava cake from Chili's.
Scott- Vanilla, chips, cheesecake.
Whose wardrobe would you most like to possess and why?
Lisa- I would just prefer someone with style to dress me. Tracy does a good job, but I don't have that touch.
Scott- My own. I have good taste.
*OMG refer to my answer to Question 1 & 2, yo.*
The most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you was…
Lisa- Meeting Scott's family for the first time, I fell through a bad board in the porch. Fat girl hit the ground. Scott tried to catch me.
Scott- Embarrassment is a state of mind.
If our relationship doesn’t work out, do you think we can remain friends? If no, why not?
Lisa- Absolutely. If we can't be husband and wife, he will always be my best friend. That is inspiration for me to fight hard and make our marriage work. I don't know if I could live my life without him in it in some way. I don't think that if I did something bad enough for us to divorce that he would want me in his life.
Scott- I am not giving up, so I don't have an answer to this question.
Who are you closer to – your mom/dad - and why?
Lisa- My mother, she put forth the effort to have a close relationship with me.
Scott- My mother, we just had that bond.
Your favorite song of all times and why – is it because of the lyrics, because of the memories associated with it or just the whole package?
Lisa- "Fix You" by Coldplay. It came to me in a special time in my life.
Scott- "Seven Spanish Angels", Ray Charles and Willie Nelson. The whole package.
If somebody handed you a magic lamp and gave you three wishes, what would they be?
Lisa- I want my Daddy back for one day to let him know that one day he will have a granddaughter and be able to spend time with her. I want my loved ones to have wealth and health. I want to undo some decisions that I made a long time ago.
Scott- Everybody I love to be happy. Also healthy. Just one more day with my mother.
What upsets you most in a relationship and what makes you the happiest?
Lisa- I am tired of being the only grown up. Knowing that whatever I do, he'll be there.
Scott- Dishonesty. The good times and feelings, the little things.
What is your perception of how people see you?
Lisa- Way more funny and stable than I actually am.
Scott- Some see me as funny.
If someone told you they saw me with another guy/girl, what would your first reaction be – he/she’s cheating on me, she/he’s probably an old friend, or I need to get to the bottom of this?
Lisa- An old friend.
Scott- I have to get to the bottom of this.
Can you think of something you craved for when you were young and were denied?
Lisa- Not really. I didn't ask for much, and I knew what were within our limits.
Scott- A motorcycle mini bike type thing.
Have you ever found yourself attracted to someone of the same sex?
Lisa- Yes, but not in a sexual way
Scott- Not really. *brings up his man-crush Jason Statham, LOL*
So there you go.
Take it with your boo.
This is my absolute favorite month of the year!!!!!!
To make it even more special, today the temps are amazing! I am going to stay outside all day, and open the windows and doors in the house!
Just kidding, I have to work.
It's a doozy too, we have a school checking out, a school checking in, and every one and their Granny trying to check in 4 hours early.
Last night Lily went to the Natchitoches Fair. I hated to miss it, but I went to a wake, and then to hear Bailey play at the Robeline Heritage Festival.
I took one picture....
Rebecca took a bunch of Lily at the Fair. I snagged a couple.
After church this morning, we went to eat at Chili's.
Lily was most behaved and well mannered.
JK, she danced in a chair and rolled around on the floor.
I finished a book:
Miss Priss had a birthday!!
Most of our attempted pictures turned out like this. Someone's eyes were closed, someone's head stuck out too far, Lily had her finger in her eye, you could see a hair bubble, they were blurry......
So we are now a cat-free home. I feel really bad about it, I slightly miss her, but I have had enough.
I am also the proud new owner of an iPhone 6. Because I no longer have an iPod.
I never went into the room that we kept her in during the day. When I would get home from work I would pour food and water in her kitchen bowl, crack open the door, and she would come running out. I never looked in the room, I knew it probably smelled like her litter box, so I entrusted Scott to take care of the room.
I will spare you the disgusting details, but I threw away so many litter jugs, tubs, boards, an old dresser, and swept and swept, and vacuumed, and mopped, and spot mopped.
I sprayed the walls. I primed the walls. I PAINTED the walls. Minus 2 walls, Rebecca helped me there.
So I am now the proud owner of "the middle room". Everything is mismatched, but the room is all mine. I can see outside and open the window!! The complete opposite of how Scott would have it, covered with black plastic and welded shut. His daddy would hang quilts over the windows, so he gets it honest.
Lily "helped" get the room ready.
We went on vacation!!!! Read about it here <<<<<
We took Lily to the Riverbank to take Fall pictures.
How about no.....
She wasn't feeling it.
A few turned out okay.
In NASCAR news, my driver Brad Keselowski blew an engine today, so any hopes of winning the Cup this season are zero.
And how about the Cubs going to the World Series?
A billionaire bad guy running for President and the Cubs a World Series contender?
What realm am I in?
Let's call this the "and everything else" section:
This story cracked me up:
Couple Encounters a Black Metal Band during Engagement Photo Shoot
This guy made me LOL. ^^^^^^^^^^^^
And then I read this article. This is it. This is how I go:
Patient's fart causes fire in Japanese operating theatre
International Business Times October 29, 2016
A patient breaking wind during a surgical procedure sparked a fire that caused her to be seriously burnt, according to Japanese media reports.
The fire occurred at Tokyo Medical University Hospital in Shinjuku Ward on 15 April, reported the Asia News Network.
The patient, in her 30s, was undergoing an operation that involved applying a laser to her cervix, the lower part of the uterus.
The laser was reportedly ignited by the gas she passed and she suffered burns to her waist and legs, said a report by a committee of external experts who examined the case.
It found no fault with the equipment used in the surgery.
"When the patient's intestinal gas leaked into the space of the operation [room], it ignited with the irradiation of the laser, and the burning spread, eventually reaching the surgical drape and causing the fire," the report said.
We had a good amount of trick or treaters. I only took pics of two, so I had to steal some :)
So ends my favorite month!!!
It was a good one!
I enjoy sports, binge watching TV, food, reading, and slightly bearded men.