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Oooh, a Sever Weather Alert!

I have to admit, my heart beats a little faster when I see a red asterisk next to my city’s name on my Yahoo page. It means something’s happening…something…just a little out of the ordinary. Xtreme Weather! Okay, so the link will maybe show you nothing, if you aren’t reading this today. So I’ll cut and paste for you slackers.

" The remnants of Isidore...Over Ohio late this morning...Will move
across southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire tonight.

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31
to 39 mph...Or gusts will Range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds of
these magnitudes May cause Minor property damage without extra
precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use caution
until the winds subside.

I don’t know if I have a high profile vehicle or not. I think maybe I do, because I used my inkjet printer to create a bumper sticker (removable) and I’m kind of pleased with how it raises the profile of my 10-year-old car. I am noticable, baby.

On the other hand, I’m glad I saw this because I shouldn’t leave the umbrella in the stand. And I should give a Flintstone’s Chewable to my lawn pinwheel, cause he’s gonna be busy tonight.

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I was going to put Junior in his new boots today (light up construction vehicles on the side…he’s just about too old/bigfoot-y for these light-up shoes so we’re enjoying this last pair. But I realized I hadn’t waterproofed them yet, and she is mighty rainy out there today. Good think he didn’t see the boots before I remembered, or I would have had a wrestling match on my hands.

We got the new 3-2-1 Penguins video yesterday, and I was a little disappointed. I do love the series, but this one just wasn’t as good as the last one. It also seemed REALLY short. I will have to go back and look at the running time of the others, but I guess I just wanted more for my money, when you figure you can buy a full length movie like Monster, Inc. for the same price. I understand Big Idea isn’t Disney, but from where I sit, my wallet is looking for relief. Oh, and we also got a Larry Boy videotape for only $9. I actually think this one is better than the last one, but I might need to watch it again. As if there were any question about it.

So now I’m all pumped to see Jonah in two weeks. Junior doesn’t understand why I’m so excited but I find their movies really funny, plus after owning them all for the past 3 or 4 years, I’m psyched to to see a full-length feature at the movies. So there!

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Pre-Season Christmas Shopping

I’m calling it that, anyway. I was just poking around on Amazon, trying to decide which game system would be the best one to get for a 5 year old (cause Junior turns 5 two weeks after Chrismtas). I narrowed it down to a GameCube or a PS2. I know Mr. Dump things the PS2 is the way to go, because it will play all the old games and DVDs, but looking at the available games for kids Junior’s age, I am leaning toward the GameCube. The other systems seems to be overflowing with sports and racing games. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But of all the games we have for the current Playstation, the sports games are his least favorite. He does have a few racing games he likes, but he isn’t in it for the RACE part of the race. With Lego Racers, he likes to build his car and pick out his little Lego guy.

So I decided on a gamecube, because there were a LOT of other action and adventure games that are “safe” for younger kids. I piled up my Amazon wishlist with all the games that looked the most like stuff he (and I) would like. Now I just have to wait for a regular paycheck. Or lottery winnings. Except I haven’t played the lottery in quite some time, so I’d better not count those chickens.

p.s. Is it cold in here or is it just me?