Friday, February 20, 2009

Funny Signs and Stories

First of all, a big thank you to two ladies for giving me a wonderful award.

Kebi and Running in Stilettos both gave me the Love Ya award. Thank you ladies both so much!

I think it's been passed around to most people I read, so anyone who hasn't been tagged for it, consider this my gift to you. Because I enjoy reading every single blog that's on my massive list.

I'm on post for just a couple of hours today while Sean finishes his last exam for his EMT class. He did do well on his practical the other day, in fact he aced it. Now he had to take an online final and he'll be EMT certified.

I need to go to housing, but I doubt I'll do that until Monday. Our water problem has been solved. (Thank God) But we have two weeks worth of trash in our garage because our landlord hasn't given us our recycling containers yet. Recycling over here is a beast! I don't mind doing it, but the rules of things that go where is insane. I seriously have to consult the list they gave us before I throw anything in the trash, it's that confusing!

Here's another random Europe question for you guys. Does anyone know why there are cords in the showers and bathtubs that if you pull them they sound a buzzer that is out in the living room? I'm not sure if it's supposed to be some kind of distress signal or what. I'm still trying to figure that one out. Any help on that topic would be appreciated!

While at the PX parking lot the other day I noticed the most hilarious sign for parking. It has a stick figure with a walking stick, a little man hunched over and a pregnant stick figure showing who can park in the places closest to the entrance. Next time I have my camera with me I'll be sure to take a pic so you guys can see it. I laughed for about five minutes when I first saw it. I mean...who makes a stick figure pregnant? It's just funny!

Speaking of funny, I was getting ready for bed last night and Sean was still in the living room studying. I walked back into the living room and spied Boomer coming from over by the trash with a pudding cup in his mouth. He saw me...stared at me, then slowly dropped the container on the ground and acted if he had no idea how it got there. It was hilarious! I told Sean if we'd videotaped it I was sure it would win $10,000 on America's Funniest Home Videos....that's still a show right?

I haven't watched TV in so long, although we've been watching a ton of TV series on our laptop. Entourage, Six Feet Under, Californication, Brothers and Sisters....the list is endless! I can't believe I'm actually saying this, but I actually long for AFN right now. Even the horrible PSA's don't seem to bad when you've been faced with no TV for several weeks.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend! I think Sean and I are just planning another low-key weekend. We have a neighborhood butcher shop down the road and I know he's eager to go there and maybe I can actually brave the stares and go into the cute little bakery.



Allison said...

Girl, I know what you mean about the recycling! I agree that it is good - I don't mind it...but it is kind of a hassle sometimes to separate your garbage into like 8 different categories!!

Our actual TRASH is only picked up every other week and our garbage can for the curb is about the size of a standard kitchen trash can. Makes it rather difficult sometimes :)

Sara said...

Wow, I knew they were big on recycling but seriously?

I could totally see boomer doing exactly what you said. Many congrats to sean for aceing his tests, smarty pants.

Lauren said...

yep that funny buzzer is a 'help I've fallen and I cant get up' buzzer!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Way to go, Sean!

A pregnant stick figure, huh. That's an oxymoron, wouldn't you say :)


Miss Adventure said...

I find the recycling very interesting. I know it may sound crazy, but I've been DYING to recycle ever since I moved to ND. They do some recycling but its very limited and my apartment doesn't do it at all. Sounds like yours is alot more complicated then anything I've ever done before though!

Mrs. Nurse said...

Aww I love how Boomer tried to play not guilty. I tried to google the shower thing for you but didn't have much luck. Maybe you are right and its a safety cord :)

Dana said...

Congrats to Sean!

Yep, it's an emergency cord. When we first got to Italy we stayed at the Ederle Inn main bldg in a handicapped room, and I pulled the cord not knowing what it was. In about 5 seconds someone from the front desk was knocking on the door, asking if I was ok! In our apt, not only do our showers have them but there is one in each bedroom as well. Cool, but a tad weird.

THEhooahwife said...

I want to see that sign, haha!