Random Tuesday Thoughts – Heat, Dork Dogs, Trekkies and a Tiny Pteranodon

Why must time fly by so fast?  We’ve been from vacation for exactly one week, and I still haven’t made a dent in catching up on things.   Part of the delay is some things that are unbloggable, so bear with me as I muddle through trying to deal with that, and get everything else done in a timely manner.  Where’s my ‘pause’ button?

Luckily today’s the day I get to be totally random.  Lucky for you, too.  Thanks to Keely over at The Un-Mom…  At least I hope she’s still hosting Ultra Randomness, er, um, I mean Random Tuesday Thoughts.  I feel like I’ve been out of the loop for so long!  Guess I’ll find out soon enough!

Is it just me, or has it been hotter than the hinges of hell all over?  I don’t like to sweat unless there’s a really good reason to do so.  Ahem. At least we missed the extreme heat-wave that happened here while in Iowa – and even though it was hot there, too, my sister’s house as central air.  Oh central air, how I thee!  Our next house will definitely have central air – it’s going to be a deal breaker for sure.  I’ve mentioned before that our current house doesn’t, so the window unit in the living room and the upstairs bedrooms have to work overtime.  It’s just too bad I have to spend any time in the kitchen, dining room, upstairs hallway or upstairs bathroom.  Sweat City.  Not fun.

On the road trip home, the dogs did really well.  doggy barf this time.  Instead, Rolex kept wedging his way up from the third row seats to the second row seats – I guess he was jealous of Travis getting all of Princess Nagger’s attention.  At one point he was literally laying on top of Travis:

Travis didn’t seem to mind for once:

On our halfway stop in Ohio on the way home, I thought it was pretty funny Princess Nagger hung her clothes up when she got ready for bed.  Usually she tosses them randomly, so this was cause for a double-take:

On one of the many stretches of freeway driving home on our road trip, this truck passed us with a limp hand hanging out the window.  It looked like someone had a dead body in the seat of the truck but neglected to make sure the hand was inside the window:

I know, you had to be there.

I forgot to mention in yesterday’s post that one of our side-trips on our many excursions whilst in Iowa, we stopped in Riverside where they had the Trekfest the previous weekend.  My sister and brother-in-law are huge Trekkies, so they were hoping to see the nine-foot statue of the Star Trek Enterprise that was the main attraction.  Unfortunately it was gone, and the only thing left was this:

Not quite as exciting.  Princess Nagger observed that it was constructed of cardboard, and fiberglass.  She wasn’t buying that it was a real shuttle.  Hopefully she doesn’t get a close up look at a fake Santa anytime soon.

Speaking of which, since my nephews are much older (18 and 20), I had to squelch a conversation that one of my nephews started with my sister about the whole conspiracy theory of Santa.  Luckily I was able to stop them before Princess Nagger caught on.  Santa is safe.  For now.

Princess Nagger is fairly easy to please.  She can be all girl at times, like when there’s jewelry involved.  A sparkly necklace, earrings or bracelets, and she melts like ice cream on a hot day.  Combine jewelry into her of Dinosaurs, and the exclamation “Best Mom in the Universe” can be heard…throughout the universe.  So in case you heard that exclamation a couple of weeks ago, this is why:

You’re wishing you had one of those, aren’t you?

That’s all I’ve got for this week.  Now would be a good time to head on over to check out Keely The Un-Mom for some randomness.   Be daring and get your own Random on!


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About Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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23 thoughts on “Random Tuesday Thoughts – Heat, Dork Dogs, Trekkies and a Tiny Pteranodon

  1. I thought I was going to have to reveal the Santa secret today! My oldest had her bff over and asked if Santa was real and I thought oh crap I dont want to do this with her friend over and ruin it for her. Luckily when I said yes they bought it…for now anyway!

  2. Trekkies! What an interesting group.
    Don’t feel bad about having vacay brain. We’ve been back for almost 2 months and I’m still not over mine.
    Princess Nagger is my kind of girl. I like her style.

  3. Oh I have to have one of those rings for sure!!! It would look great with my Trekkie outfit; don’t you think?
    There is a Santa conspiracy?? Do tell??!!
    The pictures of the dogs is priceless. Nothing like having a hairy butt in your face on a long road trip!!
    Thanks for you visit!!

  4. That’s just about the most perfect ring she could have ever found!

    Sorry to hear about the unbloggable. I hope that all works itself out for the best.

  5. The picture of PN infront of the Shuttle is FREAKING AWESOME!!!! 😀 And the ring is awesome aswell! You are an awesome mom! and PN is such a cutie pie of a daughter!

    I always like to stick my hand out of the car like if it were dead! hahaha Yeah that is weird! xD

  6. Oh man, that ring is just PERFECT! Look how happy she is! And of course you are the best mom in the whole universe, I had no doubt about that!

    (The pics of the dogs made me laugh!!! Oh how I miss mine!)

  7. Yes, air conditioning helps so much. We didn’t need it in southern CA, so close to ocean and breezes and moderate temps. But we are so happy this house has A/C. Our next door neighbors have one window air conditioner in their bedroom. I know that is not enough right now. They leave their house in the morning and don’t come back till evening. Probably go stay with one of their grown kids.

  8. Hi Stacy.
    Love the ring.
    I was just looking at your vaca pics. Iowa City is a pretty town.
    Looks like you had a great time too 🙂

  9. We grew up in a house with no a/c, no window units either, all we had to keep us cool during the summer months were floor fans. In Miami. It. Was. Dreadful. I love my central air conditioning, seriously. I would marry it if I could.

  10. It has been hotter than hell everywhere! At least it is here in Indiana, too…and you’re right…that limp hand does look like a dead body. Kind of reminds me of National Lampoons except, didn’t they put her on a rocker strapped to the top of the car? So it’d be more like Weekend at Bernie’s if anything…

  11. We have central air and I love it it will be a deal breaker for every time. I have a Sheltie as well and Alas I admit I have her cut very short for the summer, as you probably know they are so high strung and she is miserable with all the hair in the heat and when she blows her coat we are miserable too!

  12. I do wish I had a ring like that, I would make people kiss it when they approached me. Very Godfather.

    Your dogs are gorgeous. I’m sure they’re looking forward to that central air.

  13. I went to visit my grandma last week and it was unbelievably hot. Easily over 100. I guess you got lucky to miss it!

  14. It sounds like you really enjoyed your vacation. PN sounds like she was one happy Vacationer. The poor doggies look hot!

  15. I’d been hooot here as well. I’m a total air baby. I wish we had central air, but our air conditioners are working overtime as well. So is our electric bill.