Monday, August 30, 2010

So the Wicked Witch Wasn't Really Wicked...

I laughed
I cried
I marveled.
It's about time.

Favorite part?
Mine is Defying Gravity. Cliche I know.
And the comedic genius of Glinda,
played by Natalie Daradich.
How about you?
And where have you seen it?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

GiveAway, Get Your Giveaway!

It's state fair time people.  Be prepared to eat many things on a stick. "Get your hot fresh corn, hot corn!"...actually I don't think anyone has had to say that before because people don't need to be talked into that kind of a purchase.  Now that I think about it, there aren't very many food booths that need to advertise!  People line up for miles and miles to eat the cookies, the corn dogs, the chocolate milk, the cheese curds, the corn and on and on and on. 

So, in the spirit of the Great Minnesota Get Together, I offer you a Giveaway (minus the stick-you can get one at the state fair and please make sure there is something very unhealthy on the other end of it, k?)

This Giveaway is sponsored by CSN stores.  Are you in need of a modern chair?  Or how about something Minnesotan?  Like some Minnetonka Moccasins for your little ones?  Funny, I grew up in Minnetonka and never owned a pair.  Oh wait, I know why because they are tragically ugly.  Into sports?  Try this lovely Vikings facemask.  Guaranteed to get you noticed at the game.

Actually, I don't care what you choose.  It's your 40 dollars.  Enter your name by Wednesday, September 1 and you just might be a winner.  In your comment, include your favorite MN State fair pastime.  Huzzah!

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Best Cube Neighbor Ever

Ok, so what is all this you ask? 
It's my cube neighbor.  Joyce.  I've told everyone that if
they move her, I will quit.  Immediately (ok Mom, no
freaking out, I'm kidding).
Anyway, Ms. Joyce went on a road trip
for a wedding and in her hotel room was a
note from the wedding party with this princess rubber ducky
to keep for her very own.
Before she gave me the ducky, she took her on a little
photo tour, including the McDonald's in a random suburb
in Iowa, with a McMommy in front of her.
Do you understand why I won't allow
her to move away from me now?
I hope you do.  It's rare to have a friend like her.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pretty Deep, Huh.

"From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other - above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received."
- Albert Einstein
Looks like E=MC squared just got trumped. 
I love it!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Jake: One Tough Boy

Humor helps us to think out of the box. The average child laughs about 400 times per day, the average adult laughs only 15 times per day. What happened to the other 385 laughs?


Jacob Russell, Age 6
You want some laughs? Talk to this kid. He's got tons.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

My Vacation Summed Up In One Picture

A vacation
is having nothing to do
and all day to do it in.
~Robert Orben

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Rocks & Water

Does anyone else (besides me) 
breathe easier
when they are
Ok then,
more MN fresh air
for me.
MN is the best kept secret.
Californians got nothing on us.
Except maybe during the winter.

Your diamonds are not
in far distant mountains
or in yonder seas;
they are in your own backyard,
if you but dig for them.
~Russell H. Conwell

Friday, August 6, 2010

Blonde Fuzzy Head = Eva

Dear Eva,
When I pick you up tonight,
I will try not to
SQUEEEEEZE** you too tight.
Love, Aunty Marla
PS I'm pretty sure that
was an empty promise...
because I am already
PS ** My mom told me a story that Virginia Slipka used to tell (quirky & beautiful lady in the Minnetonka ward) about her grandson who was playing with his hamster.  He came to her and showed him the little guy and Virigina noticed he wasn't moving so she asked him what happened.  
He said "Look Grandma, I SQUEEEZED him".   

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cool Rider

Love you Jakey.  You are the coolest of cool. 
xooox, Marla

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Zac Attack

A serious letter, written about a serious issue:  My dear friend Jenny was shopping at Target for the new Charlie St. Cloud book and lo and behold, the sticker was right over our darling's face!  Imagine her shock!  Imagine my outrage!  May you find comfort in her letter.  I encourage you to write your own letters as well... so that this travesty may never occur again.

Dear Target Management,
I was appalled to see the neglect by your “team members” in maliciously covering the beautiful face of Zac Efron on every paperback copy of “Charlie St. Cloud” at your Sandy, UT location with a “25% off” sticker. I almost missed that you carried the book, as Zac’s face wasn’t exposed to show me the way like a beacon in the night. Apparently some of your male employees feel intimated by Zac’s beauty, and rightly so as they will never measure up to his physical perfection, however that should not be the cause of maliciously stifling his presence from your large amount of female shoppers. I hope that for future restocking of the book, that you ensure your staff takes careful consideration of sticker placement.
Thanks for your attentiveness on this issue.

Your most faithful customer,

Jenny Sass


PS I am NOT a cougar! His spiritual age is like 37.  Plus his favorite movie is Goonies.  Soulmates!
PPS He was on George Lopez last week and he ate bugs.  Scorpions, crickets and worms. 
PPPS  I don't like him anymore.  Strip club news came out.  :(  It was a sad day.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ta-dah! Winner!

Congrats! to Dan who said:

Picked up a hitch hiker who was 200 miles from home and had just left prison for drunk driving!

Thanks to for your randomness.

*If anyone would like lessons from me on how to edit a photo in such a detailed and professional manner, please contact me.  My fee is $50/per hour.  Thank you.