Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Generator

As part of the Ben and Jerry's website you can create and submit your own flavor creation to the flavor Gurus. Well, since I eat my share of Ben and Jerry's I decided to try my hand at creating my own flavor - I think it sounds amazing and here's hoping that The Gurus think so too. If you want to create you own simply click here.

Enjoy ~SJ

Saturday, April 25, 2009

SJ's ABC's

Thanks Facebook for this one....

A - Age: 28

B - Bed size: Queen

C - Chore you hate: Folding laundry, but I have gotten much better over the years

D - Dog's name: Figment - since she is a figment of my imagination

E - Essential start to your day: shower and coffee

F - Favorite color: red

G - Gold or Silver: silver

H - Height: 5'4"

I - Instruments you play: viola, bass

J- Job: Teacher

K – Kids: nope

L - Living arrangements: A great house on a lake

M - Mom's name: Andrea

N - Nicknames:Sarah Jane, SJ

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: none

P - Pet Peeve: Getting things done late

Q - Quote from a movie:

R – Robot or Human? A robot would be cool to have fold my laundry

S - Siblings: none

T - Time you wake up: 6:10 on school days

U- Underwear: cotton

V - Vegetable you dislike: olives, mushrooms

W - Ways you run late: Don't factor in the travel time correctly

X - X-rays you've had:Teeth and nose

Y - Yummy food you make: Cookies, and bread

Z - Zoo favorite: Camel

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Great Vacation

Vacation Accomplishments
Got the motorcycle out
Worked on homework
Errands in Portland
Free cone day at Ben & Jerry's
Learned how to change the oil in the motorcycle
Went to the Apple Store
Free cone day at Ben & Jerry's (yes, I had two)

So far it has been a great vacation and it is only Tuesday!

Enjoy ~SJ

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Skywatch Friday!

The ice is out, the ducks and loons are coming back, so that must mean that spring is here! Happy skywatch!

Enjoy ~SJ

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Where's SJ Answer, or American Folktale & Skywatch

The two winners of the Guess Where SJ Is contest are Rach, and Uncommonly Common. Both will be winning the Dixfield University (Corner Store) gift card prize! Thank you for all participating.

Now onto the answer. Yes, I was standing at the foot of the Paul Bunyan statue in Rumford at the Information Center. While visiting the Information Center I learned why we have a Paul Bunyon statue, and how he grow up here in Maine. What follows is the Paul Bunyon story according to the Information Center.

"As the legend goes, Paul Bunyon was born in Bangor, Maine. At the time of his birth, not only one stork brought Paul to his parents but also it took five very large storks. He did not have a normal size crable because he was so large, his first bed happened to be a lumber wagon that was pulled by a team of horses. To rock Paul to sleep, his father would drive the wagon up to the top of Maine and back home again.

When he was just a few days old, he could cry loud, so loud that he scared all of the fish out of the rivers and streams in the entire agea. The frogs that lived in the ponds nearby began wearing earmuffs in the morning when Paul would scream so loudly for his breakfast afraid they might go deaf. The cows had a large order to fill as it took the milk from 24 cows to keep his bottle filled and his mother had to give him ten barrels of porridge every two hours to keep his stomach from growling and knocking the house down.

When he was only a week old, he could wear his father's clothing. When he was three weeks old, he rolled around during his nap and tore down the timeber on four square miles of timberland. His parents could not handle all the destruction that their young Paul was causing, so they built a raft and floated it just off the coast of Maine. However, this was not a great idea. He rolled over on the raft and caused a 75-foot tidal wave in the Bay of Fundy. The British Navy had to come to the resuce to awaken Paul from hi nap. It took every cannon on the entire fleet and seven hours of firing their cannons to awaken him. Paul woke up and stepped off his raft but accidently sank four war ships.

After this, his parents decided that Maine and the entire easter coast were just too small for Paul, so they moved to Minnesote."

So that is the tall tale about the childhood of Paul Bunyan growing up in Maine. This last picture is my Skywatch Friday picture.

Enjoy ~SJ

Marketing Overload Take 2

Around this time last year I blogged extensively about the ridiculous variety of Peeps available on the market. They seem to come in every shape and size for all holidays. What ever happened to Peeps being available for only Easter as yellow chicks? I mean, isn't the word peep simply a synonym for chick? During a recent trip to Rite Aid I noticed another new Peep color, orange. Now as odd as it was to see orange Peeps I have to admit that it seems like the most logical color besides yellow since it closely resembles to color of a bird. At least it is a closer color choice than say electric blue or hot pink, right?

Happy Easter, enjoy ~SJ

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Where's SJ?

As the title suggests, this is a little like Waldo, only you have to guess where SJ was when she took the picture. I will give you a hint, I was in the Greater River Valley area. The winner gets a prize, click here for a hint at what the prize is.

Enjoy ~SJ

Monday, April 6, 2009

Swimming Anyone?

The ice is starting to go out and it looks like the public beach is welcoming swimmers. Glad that I took this picture when I did because a few hours later when I drove by again the little green frog float toy was gone. Wonder where he hopped off to?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Skywatch Friday Guest Host

I was selected to be the Guest Host on the Skywatch Friday site. To be a host you simply have to send an email to the site moderator and wait your turn. I sent my request in late last week and got the good news a few days ago. You can click here to read more about how you too can be a Guest Host.

Enjoy ~SJ

Kermit at the Fort Worth Stockyards

April Fools Day

Ok, I know that I am a day late posting about April Fools Day, but it took me 24 hours to recover. You have to understand that for middle school students April Fools Day is a national holiday, bigger than Christmas and Halloween combined. Since this year the first of April fell on a school day it was pure crazy in my school yesterday! We had students leave rocks that looked like feces in classrooms, hide on teachers, and bark like dogs whenever teachers said a predetermined word. I think that I will have to do some researching and planning before next years day of pranks comes around.

Enjoy ~SJ