Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Birthday Calendar

This is a pretty nifty little tool. It tells you all kinds of useless little details, like how many hours, minutes, and seconds you are old and when you were probably conceived.

Birthday Calculator

Here are some interesting little things I learned:
  • I was concieved on or about February 8, 1982 (which is the same day my sister was born in 1986)
  • My "life path" number is 5. I am most compatible with peoples whose "life path" numbers are 1, 5 and 7. (Tom's "life path" number is 6...)
  • I am 209,556 hours old (as of right now...11:53 am on September 27, 2006)
  • Lyle Lovett has the same birthday as me.
  • One of the top songs of 1982 was "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. No wonder I'm best at that song in Guitar Hero.
  • My age is the equivalent of a dog that is 3.41722 years old.
  • There was a full moon on the day I was born.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Do you love to travel?

Below I've marked an "x" in front of each state (plus Washington DC) that I've been to. I've been to 22 and have 29 left.

[ ] Alabama
[ ] Alaska
[x] Arizona (flagstaff, phoenix, gila bend - ha)
[ ] Arkansas
[x] California (san diego)
[x] Colorado (grand junction in the most crappy motel ever)
[ ] Connecticut
[ ] Delaware
[x] Florida (disney world!)
[x] Georgia (atlanta for the 2004 golden key conference)
[ ] Hawaii
[ ] Idaho
[x] Illinois (mostly chicago and peoria where my family is from)
[x] Indiana (drove thru it on the way to naz farm)
[ ] Iowa
[x] Kansas (drove across it)
[x] Kentucky (drove thru it)
[ ] Louisiana
[ ] Maine
[x] Maryland (when i went to Washington DC)
[ ] Massachusetts
[ ] Michigan
[ ] Minnesota
[ ] Mississippi
[x] Missouri (duh)
[ ] Montana
[x] Nebraska (region 8 APO conference)
[x] Nevada (Los Vegas)
[ ] New Hampshire
[ ] New Jersey
[x] New Mexico (Albuquerque and Tucumcari - a modern day ghost town!)
[ ] New York
[ ] North Carolina
[ ] North Dakota
[x] Ohio (drove thru it)
[x] Oklahoma (Oklahoma City)
[ ] Oregon
[ ] Pennsylvania
[ ] Rhode Island
[ ] South Carolina
[ ] South Dakota
[x] Tennesee (drove thru it)
[x] Texas (Amarillo)
[x] Utah (the only place i've ever seen a sign reading "no services 108 miles")
[ ] Vermont
[x] Virginia (DC trip)
[ ] Washington
[x] Washington DC (4-H trip in 10th grade)
[x] West Virginia (naz farm!)
[ ] Wisconsin
[ ] Wyoming

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Monday, September 25, 2006

You know you're from Missouri when.......

I've seen this list before...but I still have to laugh every time. Some are just a little too far...but see how many you nod your head to as you read the list!


You know you're from Missouri when...
  1. You've never met any celebrities.
  2. Everyone you know has been on a "Float Trip."
  3. "Vacation" means driving to Silver Dollar City, Worlds of Fun or Six Flags.
  4. You've see all the biggest bands ten years AFTER they were popular.
  5. You measure distance in minutes rather than miles. For example, "Well, Sikeston only 30 minutes away."
  6. Down south to you means Arkansas.
  7. The phrase "I'm going to the Lake this weekend" only means one thing.
  8. You know several people who have hit a deer.
  9. You think Missouri is spelled with an"ah" at the end. (I personally hate this drives me NUTS when people say "Missourah" - and this seems to be said by people NOT from Missouri usually.)
  10. Your school classes were canceled because of cold.
  11. You know what "Party Cove" is.
  12. Your school classes were canceled because of heat.
  13. You instinctively ask someone you've just met, "What High School did you go to?" (St. Louis only - people in Columbia aren't so concerned - after all, we only have 3 high schools)
  14. You've had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
  15. You think ethanol makes your truck "run a lot better."
  16. You know what's knee-high by the Fourth of July.
  17. You see people wear bib overalls at funerals.
  18. You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it, no matter what time of day.
  19. You know in your heart that Mizzou can beat Nebraska in football.
  20. You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition Example: "Where's my coat at?"
  21. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, or grain.
  22. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
  23. You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, beer, and Jell-O salad with marshmallows.
  24. You carry jumper cables in your car and know that everyone else should.
  25. You went to skating parties as a kid.
  26. You only own three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.
  27. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
  28. You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightie.
  29. The local paper covers national and international headlines on one page, but requires six pages for sports.
  30. You think I-44 is spelled and pronounced "farty-far." (St. Louis only.)
  31. You'll pay for your kids to go to college unless they want to go to KU.
  32. You think that "deer season" is a National Holiday.
  33. You know that Concordia is halfway between Kansas City and Columbia, and Columbia is halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City, and the Warrenton Outlet Mall is halfway between Columbia and St. Louis.
  34. You can't think of anything better than sitting on the porch in the middle of the summer during a thunderstorm.
  35. You know which leaves make good toilet paper. (I think this is a little exaggeration...)
  36. You've said, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity."
  37. You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, summer, Still Summer and Football.
  38. You know if another Missourian is from the Boot-heel, Ozarks, Eastern, Middle or Western Missouri soon as they open their mouth.
  39. You know that Harry S Truman, Walt Disney and Mark Twain are all from Missouri.
  40. You failed World Geography in school because you thought Cuba, Versailles, California, Nevada, Houston, Cabool, Louisiana, Springfield, and Mexico were cities in Missouri. (And they are!)
  41. You think a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
  42. You know what "HOME OF THE THROWED ROLL" means.
  43. You actually get this and forward it to all your Missouri friends.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

News of the Weird!

Chinese surgeons report penis transplant

Yup...the article title says it all...very interesting...

Spreading the Word: Priestie Boyz

The press release below is for a friends band which just released their first album:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (download in PDF format)

Jeff Geerling
5200 Glennon Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119

"Priestie Boyz" release alternative CD

SAINT LOUIS, MO — September 19, 2006.

A group of local Catholic seminarians (and former seminarians) has released a CD of "inspirational Catholic alternative music." Priestie Boyz, a group of Roman Catholic seminarians studying for the priesthood at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, are selling the album Lost in Ecstasy on their website,

Founded in 2004, the Priestie Boyz describe their music as embodying "love for the Church and Jesus Christ and a joyous attitude," according to spokesman and sound engineer Jeff Geerling, who is also a seminarian.

"We strive to return our talents to the One who gave them to us. We believe our music is a prayer, and we hope it is a prayer for those who hear it," Geerling said.

After production began, band members Mike Bauer and Anthony Podesta left the seminary, but continue to work alongside the remaining seminarian band members.

Lost in Ecstasy can be purchased online at, as well as in some St. Louis stores and at music events (details on the band's website).


For more information, email the Priestie Boyz at or call Jeff Geerling at 314-792-6340.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Coming soon to a TV near you...

For those of you who don't know, I'm obsessed with 7th Heaven and Gilmore Girls. Both premiere next week for their 10th and 7th seasons. Here is a sneak peak directly from the CW website of what this fall has in store in the tv much for not giving much details on the Gilmore Girls front...

7th Heaven
(premieres Monday, September 25 at 7 pm):
This season, Eric and Annie’s family issues are pushed to the wayside when Eric is diagnosed with a fatal heart condition and told he only has six months to live. Of course, as you would expect, the news will drastically alter the way they view life and how they interact with the community around them. Eric will make each decision as if it might be his last which will prove heartbreaking and even humorous at times, and Annie will attempt to fight fate by seeking guidance from psychics, healers and therapy groups.

Additionally, at the end of last season, Matt, Mary and Lucy all announced that their respective families were expecting twins, following in the footsteps of Eric and Annie. Sadly, the season opener reveals that Lucy has lost the twins over the summer, leaving her to reevaluate what’s next for her and her family. Kevin is a good husband and wants to help his wife during this difficult time, but, unfortunately, his efforts at making Lucy feel better only result in pushing her further away. In addition to being a stay-at-home father, this season Kevin will take a troubled young boy -- the boy who accidentally shot him last season -- under his wing in an effort to change the course of his life.

Martin returns to Glenoak after realizing that he misses his son and wants to become more active in his life. His son’s mother, Sandy, is in love with Simon, but finally comes to terms with the fact that she has to move on with her life after Simon returns to school. She decides to attend seminary school and become a minister, creating an unspoken rivalry with Lucy who is also a minister and feels like Sandy is on her turf. It also doesn’t sit well with Lucy that the troubled teens from church, who had previously come to her for advice, now flock to Sandy who has a dark past that is more relatable.

Gilmore Girls (premieres Tuesday, September 26 at 7 pm):
As season seven unfolds, Lorelai and Rory will turn to one another to get through the complications in their respective romances. It may be that Lorelai's relationship with Luke has been irretrievably marred now that she has once again let Christopher come between them. Even so, she and Luke still have to co-exist in tiny, close-knit Stars Hollow with the town's watchful eyes on them and all their charged history. Meanwhile, Rory will attempt to keep her long-distance romance with Logan alive, even though communication has never been their strong suit, and London is far away.

Monday, September 11, 2006

New Website!

Our website,, has gotten a facelift. Instead of giving info about our wedding (that has been over for 3 months), the website now focuses on our life together. All the wedding info has been condensed into one page. The photo album now features slide shows actually within the site instead of linking out to facebook photo albums, and there's some fun new features, like "choose your color" where you can choose one of four background colors for the site to be displayed in.

Web geeks please note - I have not gone over the site in internet explorer on a PC so there could potentially be some bugs. Let me know if you find any and I'll get them fixed ASAP.

Glass in the Garden

Gimlet and I checked out the Chihuly: Glass in the Garden exhibit this weekend at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. All I have to say is AWESOME. The exhibit is there through October 31, 2006. Check it out before it's gone! However, I don't think that I'll be able to go back to the gardens after the exhibit is gone and not miss it and wish that it was still there.

The glass work is just beautiful. It's organic and goes so well with the nature surrounding it. Some of the pieces even feel like they just grew from the ground alongside the trees and plants. We took a ton of pictures. You can check them out here, but they really don't do justice to seeing it in person!

no internet...

Gimlet and I have had no internet for several days now. We canceled with SBC/ATT because they suck (they wouldn't give us a new dsl modem - the one we had died and they claimed that it was "out of warrenty" and told us we'd have to purchase a new one from them). We signed up with Earthlink DSL on Saturday, but have to wait for them to send us a modem to begin using it. At least we can use Earthlink dial-up until the modem's better than nothing.

On another note...the power supply cord for my laptop died this weekend as well, so I cannot use my laptop until I get a new cord...why does everything always happen at once?

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Daisy has arrived! Gimlet and I went over to see her last night. She is so tiny, but she loves her tbonz dog treats. We brought her a welcome home basket complete with Tiny Tbonz treats, Beggin' Strips, Chew-eez Rolls, a doggie bandanna, some toys, and a doggie picture frame for her human mommy and daddy. All the presents were given to her in a basket which she immediately claimed as her own.