April 15, 2008

it's more than just tax day . . .

April 15,1865 President Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater
April 15, 1912 Titanic sank
April 15, 1913 Date implemented as the day income taxes were due.
April 15, 1955 Ray Kroc starts McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants
April 15, 1983 Tokyo Disneyland opens
April 15, 2005 Mike & Sara showed up at the front door of our church building on a Friday afternoon for their interview.
See. . . and you thought this was just "tax day"!
... . . . . . . . . . . (Click on the picture to appreciate the close-up version!)

What the french, toast?
Kacey was home this weekend. Kevin got up early on Sunday morning and made his sister french toast.
I would just like to point out that he has never made me toast of any nationality.

How about Chinese gymnasts as bridesmaids?
Kacey's wedding is the night of the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. She has decided to walk down the aisle to the official Olympic theme music while carrying a torch. (Of course, she is already carrying a torch for Nathan, so I guess there is double symbolism there.)

Pass the Purina - Have you noticed the latest trend in pet food for dogs and cats? Veggies. Yep. All the best brands are advertising "healthy ingredients" for Fido and Fluffy. That's good I think, because I worry our cat is getting too much protein. I always feel sorry that once she has slaughtered a big fat mouse for her entree it always takes her so long to put together a good salad to go with it. SHEESH!
540 Seconds
I don't use my snooze alarm for four reasons:
1) It's rude to the other person/persons sleeping in your room who may not feel the need to awaken at the same designated time as you.
2) My internal clock is frighteningly accurate.
3) I really don't sleep after 5:45 anymore anyway (I'm not happy about it, but apparently it's my 40-something-year-old body's way of telling me my time is limited and I better make the most of the days I have left.)
4) I think the snooze alarm is the ultimate sign of procrastination. "Nope, not yet. I'll get up later." If you can afford to get up later, why not just set your alarm for the later time to begin with???? However, I went back to sleep this morning for a little nap and set my alarm. When the church bells began to sound (yes, that's the sound of my alarm clock), I hit the snooze.

All that to ask this: Why is my snooze alarm time only nine minutes?


janjanmom said...

Because ten minutes is too long??

Kacey Leigh said...

Mine is eight minutes.

I'll give you a good reason for snooze buttons...

It's wake up time! If I have to get up when my alarm goes off the first time, I'm grouchy for the rest of the day. If I give myself a snooze time, it allows another eight minutes of REM sleep, rather than the deep sleep I was probably in before. I wake up feeling much more refreshed and frankly, in a much better mood. That's why they invented a snooze button.

You should stop blogging my ideas. I was gonna blog about the Olympics, but you stole it. :)

I feel slightly scared for Mikey and Sara dearest. I mean, I know it's a significant day, but it's slightly stalkerish that you remember that... ;)


~ Stephanie. said...

STALKERISH? For someone who's about to graduate college you should seriously attempt to use real words when you write.

Besides, if you think THAT'S stalkerish, you should ask Sara what your brother did to her Sunday night!!! Let's just say Mike called him a pervert!

thruchildeyes said...

Haha! I love this post. Great Darling photos, too.

MichaelPolutta said...

Every snooze button I have ever had was 9 minutes. (including this morning...)