Country Murder

Saturday, November 26, 2011

County Murder Play staring Juliette Morales, Banyan Williams, Kim Williams, Chris Williams, Morgan Williams and Eric Williams, Written and directed by Juliette Morales

Dancing in Kimonos

Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday!!

We had a great Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping.  We had an excellent meal with Hiram, Bonnie and family.  Juliette, Eric and I went shopping at 10pm.  We started at Walmart and got some fun stuff.  Eric was our "stand in liner."  That line took about 45 minutes.  Than we stood in line for 40 minutes to get into Kohl's so I could get mom's heating mattress pad.  Score us.  That line wasn't too bad.  The last stop of the night was Target. I wanted the I Pod Nano but they were cleared out. We got some dvds and stood in line for over an hour snaking around the floor.  When we got close the registers we realized that it was a waste of our time to standing line, oh well.  We got home by 2:30.  Juliette and I went back to Target later on Friday and they had a ton of the I Pod Nanos.  So I got a green one...woo hoo!!!   We made another trip to Target later to get an IPod Nano for Leilani.  It was a good shopping day.

Today Bonnie, Juliette and I went shopping again. I got 2 pairs of boots. LOVE THEM! After that we had dinner at Chris and Leilani.  Banyan convinced Juliette and I to create a dance. Click the video to be entertained...haha. I'm not sure why the music disappears and why it is sideways. It sounds just fine on the phone.

It was a great weekend.  Tomorrow we get to drive home :-(

Just call me a Book Worm

Monday, November 21, 2011

I'll admitted when I start something I go all out.  Well lately it has been reading.  I bought a Nook about 6 months ago and haven't really used it until about a month ago.  Wow do I LOVE IT.  It came with 100 classics and I have also been checking out eBooks from the library. I think Eric is starting to miss me as I constantly have my nose in a book (or I guess my nook).  In the past couple of weeks I have read the following books (with my comments):

George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I
 - Another piece of history but it was a 600 page whopper.  I learned a lot but it was very dry at times.  Thankfully I mixed in some fun stuff between chapters.  The benefit of having a Nook eReaders is having 100 books at my disposal at any time.

Bad Dog: A Love Story
 -  Interesting story, kind of corny.

The Dirty Parts of the Bible - It is not what you think but very funny, it was a 300 page book I finished in one day.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - A classic but I don't get the point.

Great Expectations - Another classic but OMG it was bbbboooorrriingg and looonnng...that was the first book I tackled on the Nook....boy was that mistake it seriously took me weeks to finish.

Sh*t My Dad Says - I laughed my ass off.  It was so funny but very profane!

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin - A very interesting true the Ambassador's daughter was a Nazi slut!

The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Medicine, Madness & the Murder of a President - Probably the best book I have read in a really long time.  It is ironic that this book is about President Garfield and the Garfield dollar coin was just released by the U.S. Mint on Nov. 17th.  I have a funny story about that...check it out below.

Decision Points - I'm not that big of a George Bush fan but this book really changed my opinion of him and his presidency.  People blamed him for a lot things that were out his control.  Blame for the Katrina debacle is on the Louisiana Governor's head not Bushes.

Answering 911 - A book of short stories from a 911 operator and her experiences.  It was a lot sadder than I expected.

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - LOVED THIS BOOK!  But it made me cry in the end.  Of course I knew Dewey was going to die but it was stills sad.

Beware of Cat: And Other Encounters of a Letter Carrier - A good book for short stories.  It was really short and I read it a few hours.

I currently at reading:
A Christmas Carol
Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House
Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

Good thing after tomorrow I don't have to go back to work for 5 days so I can finish these books. :-)

Garfield Coin Story
Setting: TCF Bank counter and my conversation with the teller:

Kim:  Hey do you have the new dollar coin?
Teller: (blank stare, no response)
Kim: It was released yesterday, its Garfield
Teller:  The cat?
Kim:  No the President, on the new dollar coin...
Teller:  There was a president named Garfield.
Kim:  Um, yes.  He was assassinated 1881. (I assume people would at least know all the presidents who have been assassinated ...there have only been 4)
Teller:  Huh, nope don't have any of those.

Leaning Silo of Arcadia

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

We had a great weekend in Wisconsin. We drove down Friday with Danielle in tow. On Saturday, Mike had his semi-annual Chicken Q at George's Lounge. We helped serving up the food. The half chickens were huge, weighing in at 3 lbs.

We took back roads to the Chicken Q. On the way we saw the "Leaning Silo of Arcadia." LOL!

After the Chicken Q we went to church and then played cards and games all night. We played 21 questions and Eric won every game of course.

Sunday we had a grill out at Mike's house with Nancy and Greg. It was good, as always.

Overall it was a great weekend and we ate a lot of food. The scale didn't like me this morning.

A Boring Life We Lead

Friday, November 11, 2011

Ok I know it has been a while so I have blogged but life hasn’t been that interesting. The corn maze weekend was awesome. We had a great time with the family. The lasagna was good and the Badgers lost on the last second Hail Mary pass to Michigan State and Dylan threw his phone at the wall.

Since then our life has been sort of mundane. I have volleyball on Tuesdays and band on Thursdays. The weekends have been uneventful too. Eric and I have gone on a lot of Sunday drives. I feel like such an old couple.

Halloween was cool. We had 42 kids come to our door for candy. That was the most we have ever had. Last year we had around 30. That just means less candy for Eric :-(

Speaking of Eric…Good news he was accepted into the Masters of Organizational Leadership at St. Mary’s University. He starts in January. That means 15 months of continuous school and no social life.

This weekend we are going to Wisconsin for the semi-annual Chicken Q. It is a fun weekend with good food and family. Danielle is riding with us so that is cool. I get to help out again scooping chickens. Fun times but hopefully I won’t hurt my finger this time. Maybe I need different tongs.

Well that’s about it.