Thursday, August 28, 2008

Stay Tuned for the Commercial Break....

OK....I think that the Olympics have exposed me to commercials again. What? You ask. Well...I dvr almost everything I watch on television, and most often ff right through the commercials. While I was watching dear Michael and the Olympics I was able to catch all sorts of commercials that I really enjoyed. Now I have some favorites that I often slow down to watch. I want to share some of my favorites (to you they might be old, but they are all brand new to me:))

Forgive me for having links instead of embedded players...but my laptop is conspiring against me:)

1. The Manning brother vs Williams sister oreo commercial:

2. The Manning brother NFL "anything you can do I can do better commercial"

and to show I like other commercials besides those that feature the Manning brothers..check out this one by Visa

This last one I feel obligated to comment on the nimbleness of the NBC traffic department. It rain RIGHT after the Michael Phelps 8th gold race...and was obviously designed in the event that he won. Which he did. The slotted it in ASAP, and from my perspective that's a job well done by the behind the scenes crew:)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Jen is my HERO, second only to Michael

So Jen Mowrer is my new hero. She was able to find/ create a picture of Michael with some interesting new ink. In case you cant read it..its says "Carrie C 4 EVA" right above his swimsuit. I mean I knew if he met me he would heart me. And obviously he is reading my blog, and knows how I love his tattoos? I wish he would comment.

Thanks Jen for making my millennium.

And Michael-call me-seriously;)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Rain Delay

It appears that planning to have my roof replaced is a modern version of the Native American rain dances.

I have been saving up for a new roof for the past few years. I decided to take the plunge a few weeks ago when I realized the price of shingles is going up proportionate to the price of gas. Did anyone else not know that shingles were effected by oil costs?? I did not know until I started getting quotes this summer. Anywho. Today was my new roof day.

We have not had rain in East TN in the last month. This is, literally, the driest August on record for the past 60 years. But today...I wake up (at 6:30am when the roofers are scheduled to arrive) to gray skies and ominous clouds. yes folks, the precursors of rain. And rain tomorrow, and rain on Wednesday.

To make everything more fun...they have dropped off loads of shingles in front of my garage, so my car is stuck outside until they can re-roof the house. Of course I spent hours this weekend cleaning said car....even waxing it. I should have anticipated three days of thunderstorms:)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Greatest American Dog

Is anyone watching Greatest American Dog on CBS?? It comes on Wednesdays at 8pm. If you are a dog person, or even a pet person, you have to watch this show. Its normal people, with normal pets (albeit very well behaved pets,) competing in challenges as they vie for the title of Greatest American Dog. I love a few teams- Bill and Star, this guy is like everyones favorite grandpa and his dog Star is great. You can tell they love each other allot. I like Laura and Preston, she is adorable and she cuts Preston's hair to make him look like a lion. Usually weirdo hair cuts on dogs are annoying-but Preston carries it off. Last I like Travis and Presley, mostly because Travis is cute and Presley is barely a year old and so fun to watch. Here is a link so you can catch up:

If you are watching, comment and tell me who your favorites are:)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The elusive Rachael EMMERGES

I just want to give a shout out to baby Rachael. At almost 6 months old, I finally got to see her in person. I had seen photos (although not as many as I would have liked.) I have been hounding her dad, Ron since she was born, to bring her into work. This is very customary where I work, puppies and babies both are completely welcome. But alas..Ron (I refuse to let his wife Melissa share in the blame) has kept his wee one as hidden as Shiloh Pitt. Maybe they were holding out for a spread in the local Knoxville magazine...and thought premiering her early would undercut the price for the pics??

I can now say for certain that she is real-and ADORABLE. Here is a picture of her smiling. This is fairly rare-since she most often looks serious, like a little professor.