Thursday, January 17, 2008

Guest blogger Cher

Cher's post is up on Tena's blog!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cher's post on Tena's Blog Coming Soon!

You are invited to my blog for a special post written by our friend Cher. It will post tomorrow.

You probably know about Cher's contest to see who could write the best suck-up poem about her. I was the lucky winner! As my prize, I chose to have her as my guest blogger. (Sorry Phats.)

To know Cher is to love her. And don't we all?

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

70 Pound Challenge

I was lying in bed a few nights ago, trying to decompress from the stress of the day so I could go to sleep. Random, strange thoughts coming in and out of my head. And this was one. Flat rate USPS boxes. They have a 70 pound weight limit. Basically, they are a rather smallish box that for one flat rate, you can ship. Up to 70 pounds (domestically). So, I was thinking, WHAT could you ship that would weigh 70 pounds and still actually fit IN the flat rate mailer.

My challenge to you is to see who can come up with the highest weight possible that will still fit in the box. And note, the post office will not let you ship a box that is not closed in the regular, ol' correct way (ie. you can't tape the flaps together over a bulge of something that just doesn't quite fit but almost does with lots and lots of tape). Ha, I just noticed they say that.

• Flat Rate Boxes can be used for both domestic and international shipping:

• The inside dimensions for the two boxes available are 11" x 8.5" x 5.5" and 13.625" x 11.875" x 3.375". The two boxes are different shapes to accomodate a variety of contents.
• The contents of the flat rate box must be neatly contained inside the box with adhesive packaging tape.
• The box must close securely and retain its shape when taped with adhesive.
• The shape of the box may not be changed or enlarged to fit its contents.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Viva Elvis!

Happy Birthday, King!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Guess it's time for the once a year clean...

Well, at this point anyway, it's been once a year. (Once last year, after we moved in, and today.) This was my office, since about Thanksgiving:

And this is it now! -- There is room for my computer :)

After 3-18 gal. tubs and 16 boxes of books (not counting the other 4 tubs and about 6-8 boxes - I lost count - of other "things for the office") I finally have a place to work! Yippee!

Whoops! Naughty closet... good thing I left enough room to shut the door! OK -- guess I didn't get to everything I wanted to sort out (My books are so out of order, but I think they are at least happy to be back home on a bookshelf, or 13)

It may be a few days late, but I'm starting the new year with a clean office! (the closet doesn't count!)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

Just popping in to wish everyone in the Amalgamation a wonderful, happy, and healthy 2008!

I can tell you that I am probably the ONLY person to keep my resolution each and every year! Here's my resolution: I resolve to NOT make a resolution!

See? Now, wasn't that easy?!?!

So....what's yours?

toothpaste for dinner

Amalgamation - The merging of many things to form one.

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