Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Happy Birthday Jude!

Wishing my dear friend in Edmonton a very

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Hope you have a great one Miss Jude!!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Greetings from Topsail Island

I finally uploaded my pics from Topsail Beach. We had a great time. Here are some of my pics from the trip:

Will and Steph on the beach.

Kim and her friend Kristi on the beach at night.

This was the bridge that took us to the island. It's called a swing bridge, because it swings out once an hour to let bigger boats through.

This is a pic of the bridge as it swings out to let a boat through.

We visited the U.S.S. North Carolina in Wilmington on our last day. Here is a pic of Steph and Will in front of the 16 inch guns (the "big" ones on the ship)

Kim manning the 40mm guns

Stephanie taking aim with the 20mm gun at some helicopters that you can't see in the pic

Stephanie made a turtle out of the sand.

Kim and Kristi playing around.

Kim and Kristi at the playground.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


I know it's been a while. I have some pics from the beach trip I need to get off my camera then I will post them. I have something for all my fellow Def Leppard fans and only they will get it. A big thank you to Connie for posting it as a bulletin on MySpace. I read it out to hubby and he said that 99% applied to me if I ever bought DL toilet paper he was divorcing me, lol!

You MIGHT be a Def Leppard fan if.....

1. You bought the Def Leppard DVD's even though you don't own a DVD player.

2. You know the difference between Phil Collen and Phil Collins, and hate when people *don't*.

3. You're tempted to shred your jeans just so you can look like Joe Elliott.

4. You get up during the night every couple hours to see if has been updated at all.

5. When listening to them, you often perform mini concerts in your shower or living room and pretend a brush, or broom handle is your microphone or guitar. (Admit it!)

6. You never expect an album to be out when they say.

7. You go to the CD section of a store and arrange the Def Leppard CD's so that their facing out, and in perfect order. From On Through The Night to Euphoria.

8. You look for the slightest reason to *re-buy* a Def Leppard cd, and use the excuse..."My other one skips" and then proudly put them in the check out and grin.

9. When at a party, Def Leppard comes on the radio and people begin shouting your name. (And yes, this has happened to me on a few occasions)

10. When at a CD store, you take Def Leppard albums and strategically place them in front of other bands/artists as a promotional strategy.

11. You can understand what I mean by : PSSOM, GOW, WDLGWID, HYENSSB, MYIAHB, BOTH, or KOO.

12. You actually know the words to the verse of Armageddon It.

13. You buy European/Japanese versions just for the song that isnt on the American version.

14. Your friends browse through you CD collection and say: "I'm worried about you"...or "Are you sure this obsession is healthy?"

14. You only know the song "Action" because of Def Leppard.

15. You've gained a sudden interest in some David Bowie music thanks to Cybernauts.

16. People know you as "The one who's obsessed with Def Leppard" (THATS ME!!!)

18. You're actually aware of the fact that "Satellite of love" are lyrics that actually exist in the song "Rocket". Rather than 'sadeleaaadellaaaaa'. (

19. When you help your brother with something and ask him "are you getting it?" he replies "Yes I'ma geddon it" just to get a reaction out of you.

20. When you tell your kid to take out the crash he reply's with "NO WAY!" , so you tell him to tidy his room and he says "C'mon get real....sorry mom gotta dissapear, lets get the rock out of here!".

21. You refuse to throw away a shirt from the Hysteria tour even though you can see through it because its so worn.

22. You hate the blood hound gang for their Def Leppard drummer mockery in the song "Why Is Everybody Always Picking On Me".

23. You own the infamous Def Leppard toilet paper.

24. You can tell a *real* band member sig from a fake one.

25. You keep your Def Leppard collection and CD's apart from your 'average' music stuff.

26. You recieve 90 emails a day from different forums, lists, and Def Leppard fans sites.

27. Your sitting in church and hear a song mention "Rock Of Ages" and you picture Def Leppard.

28. Write the band big messages on and then are too afraid to actually hit the *send* button.

29. Complain about them not playing enough off of Slang and Euphoria in concert and get the responce from your friends "I've never even heard of those!".

30. You find yourself calling them "the lepps".


1. PVC pants and a Union Jack shirt are on your list of "must have" for your wardrobe.

2. You were homicidal when Walmart told you the 'signed' CD would not be arriving because they were sold out hours before they stopped advertising.

3. You think a lot more of Creed since they were at the Irving Plaza show singing along.

4. You hold a grudge against the Red Hot Chilli Peppers for their hatred toward Def Leppard.

5. You wanted to 'bludgeon riffola' that "Bush" guy with the Kerrang! award after his snide remark about Def Leppard. (whats his name again? )

7. You almost get 'jealous' when someone you know says they like them...and you KNOW your a bigger fan.

8. You've ever broken a household appliance by jumping around and acting like it was a guitar.

9. Your automatically on the defensive and ready to attack when talking with Bon Jovi fans.

10. You write your name in the Def Leppard font on the back of your notebooks.

11. You wish your band would make a frikkin live CD already.

12. You're on the computer until 2:30 AM posting on the Satellite Of Love Forum.

13. You (as an AOL user) bash your head off the computer when you (as an AOL user) are always last to see the frikkin updates on

14. Your cell phone has the "Promises" ringtone.

15. You backtrack on the solo of "Day After Day" and "Scar" 7 times or more just to picture yourself playing it on stage.

16. You have took it upon yourself to promote the band by linking emails to radio networks and asking to request Now.

17. When online local radio polls for 'best new single' appear, and Now is winning by hundreds of votes thanks to your post on your favorite Leppard forum.

18. You want your bands name to be the title of a Def Leppard song or album.

19. You own the "Joey Bear".

20. You refuse to burn your friends a Def Leppard CD. You tell them to buy it. They don't and never will. So you buy it for them.

21. You will buy the "Hysteria" Classic Albums DVD even though you *still* haven't purchased the DVD player you needed when the OTHER dvd's came out.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Beach bound again

Well, I forgot my camera AGAIN last night for the softball game. I know, I'm an idiot. I just have too much going on right now and to top it all off, Kim broke her pinky finger on her right hand at the game last night so no softball for a while. Poor kid has to spend her Spring Break with a splint.

We are heading back to the beach tomorrow for 4 days, this time I get to relax and enjoy it and not be stuck in a conference room all day. YEAH! I will definitely bring my camera so don't worry, more pics will be coming your way!

I will be glad for 4:00 to come today so I can leave work and get packed up to leave. I still have to hit the grocery store as well, GEESH! I am procrastinating so bad lately.

My kids got their report cards yesterday and they did well as always, but I must brag on Stephanie. I can't remember if I have told you this already, so forgive me if this is a repeat, but, she is taking an AP Psychology class and is the only sophomore in it, the rest are seniors, and she is the only one that got an A in the class! I am soooo proud of her.

Well, I better go, my patient has arrived, (Late, as usual, but whatever). Have a great weekend everyone!


Sunday, April 02, 2006

Fun Times at the Beach

We got back from Myrtle Beach today and the weather was great. They were calling for thunderstorms yesterday, but they never came, so my girls and hubby got to enjoy some beach time while I was in my ultrasound conference learning new things. We went to Broadway at the Beach last night which was this really neat place that had several stores, restaurants, and family activities. We played putt putt at The Dragon's Lair and ate at Johnny Rockets which was neat. It's like a 50's diner where the waiters and waitresses sing and dance to entertain you. I was done with my conference today at 12:00 so we took the girls to some outlet stores and Stephanie got her softball helmet spray painted. All the kids do it around here, it's a pretty big deal apparantly. I like the way they put the fast-pitch softballs on either side:

The girls had a great time at the beach frollicking:

This is my favorite though since they don't "get along" as well now that they are getting older, so whenever they have a sister bonding moment, I treasure it:

Hope everyone had a great weekend!