Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rants and Raves

Rants and Raves is a weekly meme hosted by the charming Little Ms. Blogger.

Rave...Kyle got accepted to the University of Minnesota-St. Paul last week! (Still says he's sticking with U.W. Green Bay, but regardless...pretty cool!)

Rant...The musical, Footloose, was very nice, but we could barely see Kendall in the chorus and certainly couldn't hear her, so that was kind of a bummer.

Rave...Trader Joe's. In case that's not enough to get my point across, I'll add organic blue corn tortilla chips and guacamole with pico de gallo. Mmmmm

Rave...GLEE is starting up again soon :)

Rave...The middle school is currently holding auditions for Willy Wonka, the musical. We do some kick-butt musicals, so I'm really looking forward to the show!

Rave...Got my hair highlighted tonight, and it looks fantastic! I might let it go to hell more often; seeing the incredible transformation was fun! And, to put this in perspective; the last time I saw my "hair stylist," she was 50 pounds heavier! I hardly recognized her! Congratulations, Krista, on your new size 2!!

Rant or Rave... (depending on who you are, I guess) view from a stop sign after work today at 3:30pm....I actually loved it. (It is February, after all, and if it's going to be cold, we might as well have snow, in my opinion.)

Rave...Thank you so much for all the well-wishes you've left here for Mom. She is going to feel so special when I show them to her :) Rant...Can't get those comments to show up in Disqus, now that I've made the switch. I do still have them in Blogger and will print them out for her. (Don't worry; I'll figure it out soon...)

Rave...I love you guys. Truly. Your friendships are treasures to me. Thank you for stopping by.


  1. what's wrong wtih blogger? why do you keep searching elsewhere for comment keepers??

  2. Either way, Kyle can't lose. It's nice for him to have options.

    Love me some Trader Joe's. They have some real neat stuff.

    We're due for more snow tonight and tomorrow. I'm soooo ready for summer.

    And last but certainly not least, I hope Grandma C is doing well. Wish her the best from me.

  3. Congrats to Kyle on the acceptance! And here's hoping your Mom does well after the surgery and all -gets back to normal life quickly.

  4. MM-I have been getting SPAM comments like crazy on my blogs that have Blogger comments. It's a pain in the butt!

  5. I just trash the spam, don't like it, not gonna eat it, wouldn't be prudent! Heeeeheeehe!!!!

    Congrats on Kyle's acceptance on anyway he chooses.

    I'm holding you sweet Mama up in prayer, keep us updated on her progress....please!

    Ya'll keep the snow. We have more predicted Friday and our temps are runnin' waaaay below normal. Thirteen here in the hollers this morn' and this is southern Missouri??? Go figure!

    God bless and have a wonderful day!!!

  6. great rants and raves! I gotta get to watching that glee show!


  7. Trader Joe's, GLEE, NAD highlights? Sheesh. I am jealous!

  8. We had a gorgeous hoarfrost last night. The beauty of it was absolutely lost in lieu of the name-- according to my son.

    Congratulations to that outstanding son of yours.

    Our Seussical the Musical experience was quite similar to your Footloose experience :(

    I am still laughing at your hair going to hell sentence. Not that I can relate or anything.

    I'll be praying and waiting for updates on your mom.

  9. Yeah for your raves!! I love good news!

    Enjoy the snow!


  10. My older daughter just finished a run of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". It's amazing how having a child involved in theatre just enhances your own experiences : )

    My thoughts and prayers are with your mother.

  11. Love Rants and Raves! I might have to start a RANT or just a BITCH BLOG, because it seems like sometimes all I have are gripes, but I like this form, a nice balance!

    My husband and I are going to watch Glee when it starts up, we see the commercials and just crack up! :)

  12. Congrats to Kyle how your post is mostly raves how fun and positive for the week

  13. Oh, Trader Joe's. They have this ham/carmelized onion pizza that is killer.

    I agree with you about snow; if it has to be cold I want snow.

    Good luck to your mom tomorrow. She'll do great!

  14. I am happy that you love your hair. I too love my new do. Now I just need to get decent photo!
    I can't help it: I have to brag about Anchorage's 40 degrees and melting snow lately. :0

  15. Lots to rave about! Congrats on Kyle's new acceptance: those are always great. :)

    And I looooove Trader Joe's (and Glee!)

  16. Congrats to Kyle!
    Glad your Mom is doing well.
    LOVE Trader Joe's...seriously missing Trader Joe's, there is not one here. Try their coffee if you haven't already.
    We got a snowstorm Tuesday, several inches. That is crazy for central Texas!

  17. Congrats to Kyle! And I am counting down the days til the return of Glee!

  18. I am a total Trader Joe's addict. I love pretty much everything they sell.

  19. I completely agree - if it's going to be cold, there might as well be snow. I live in Traverse City, MI and we get a lot of snow too. Congrats Kyle!


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