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Geeking out with technology, coffee talk, rain on the beach, and rock on!

Sunday I have this habit of checking my email often. It's like opening the mailbox on a Sunday hoping fun mail will magically appear or opening the fridge to see if food mysteriously presents itself. I do have a mysterious science experiment or two growing in the back corner of the fridge, but other than that, nothing new or exciting. Time to do a little fridge cleaning. Anyhoo, after geeking out on the email (no messages!) and e-news, it's time to get ready and dressed for a fun excursion with Mom and Dad Sigety. (We're celebrating my father-in-law's birthday.) Steve and Kumi chauffeur us to St. Joe, Michigan, to this Big Boy restaurant that has fabulous dessert. I was worried that I didn't see the Big Boy statue right away, but I was not to be disappointed to see him lurking by the front door, donned in red- and -white checkered outfit, Elvis-style hair, and burger raised over his head. I wonder if his arm ever got tired? Darn, I forgot my camera! Big Boy bri…

Geeking out with technology, coffee talk, and ending the evening with chocolate fondue and garden musings! Part One

Hello! This is the first of two posts...otherwise you will be reading forever! Saturday I am so fortunate to be surrounded by inspiring friends and family. I started the morning by going to technology training. It's amazing to be PAID for training,as many folks are begging for computer classes or paying to take them. Unfortunately, I hadn't had my first full bottle of caffeinated diet coke, so it was hard to absorb anything. My cohort,Thelma,kept me focused. At least I wasn't coherent enough to cause any trouble (lucky for Frances AKA technology goddess extraordinaire). Afterwards, Thelma and I basically invited ourselves to lunch with Frances, the technology goddess extraordinaire! We had a blast at the restaurant. It was coffee talk that evolved into a full-blown lunch excursion! I had a carb attack and ordered two of the corn muffins to accompany my chicken soup. Mmmm.Cluck.Slurp. I may have unhinged my jaws to eat the corn muffins whole. I also eyed Thelma's…

Random Friday Musings

TGIF! It's been a good week, but a long one. I've been busy getting my checking account and credit card account straightened out. Stupid Phishers! Well, I learned that a reliable website will not email you an obnoxious email that requires you to put in information... there's a nasty EBay phishing scam going around... so please be careful online. I've taken my fifth class in Tae Kwon Do and I love it! I'm preparing for the next level, which is a yellow belt. (Right now I'm a white belt.) I've been listening to the new Muppet Movie Soundtrack(with Ashanti)and there's nothing that is more soothing than singing the Rainbow Connection with Kermit the Frog while driving among silly drivers. Here's some books I've been reading: Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas and Micha Sparks. It's a grand autobiography about the travels and lives of two brothers growing up in a poor family.It's sad but inspiring at the same time. I did not know N…

Adventures with Greenie and Kumi!

It's been a fun weekend. On Friday, we hosted story hour at the North Liberty Branch! We had a lot of silly fun! I also went to Tae Kwon Do and officially signed up. I'm a white belt now with three notches. (That means I've had three classes.) It's really cool. The philosophy lesson was on reliability. Hmmm. Something to think about. I think I'm reliable, but can always do better. On Saturday, we had twelve people make leaf t-shirts. Thank you, Patrice!Afterwards, Steve and I visited Mom and Dad and Anne and helped with house painting. My brother-in-law, Drfi, was away visiting friends in Michigan. It's a good thing too,because I think there would have been a serious painting fight! (We were really awful with whipped cream one year at a holiday dinner.)I didn't wear too much primer... Steve and I also went to a party on Saturday night. It was a great time. I drove Kumi because Steve was tipping just a bit. It was the second time I ever drove Kumi, but she…

Blogs blogs, they're better than bad, they're good!

Here's my silly little song of the day: "Blogs, blogs, they're better than pencil and wood! Blogs, blogs, they're better than bad, they're GOOD!" (By Blammo... Ren and Stimpy fans will understand.) I still write with pencil and wood, mind you... It's been a ditzy day in the neighborhood... Early this a.m. I was sleeping with my geek chics (glasses) in my hand and my husband, Steve asked me why I had my glasses in my hand. I guess I mumbled that my glasses were emailed to me. I guess I need to step away from the cowbox (Gateway computer) every once in awhile. I worked at the north (North Liberty Branch)today and then left for ArtBeat in Metropolis (South Bend.) On my lunch hour, while I shopped at the Dollar General and loaded the goodies into the truck, I glanced at my artsy fartsy license plate and my plates and registration expire. TODAY. I email Steve and inform him that I have a date with a certain machine at the DMV. After I pass out fliers a…

Hello!

Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy reading my entries. I am very excited to share my words with you. I wasn't sure what to name my blog, so I took this title from a collection of poetry I composed a few years ago. It was either that or zen blog. I thought Marimba and Ice was a little more original, so here it is! I attended my second Tae Kwon Do class tonight. It was tough but I am enjoying the challenge. Now if I can remember my left foot from my right... Good night!