The Mundling Zone

Thoughts, rants, and raves from the desk of Michelle Mundling

Friday, February 28, 2003

Thoughtful Friend Ann/Fred Rogers/War Protesters

I got a major surprise yesterday! My friend Ann sent me half a dozen PINK roses as a belated birthday gift. They were so pretty! I must get my camera and take pictures of them so I can make stationery and cards from them. She really made my day!

Was saddened to read about the passing of Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood). I enjoyed watching his show when I was a child. He will be missed.

The more I see these Hollywood stars speak out against the impending war, the more anti-Hollywood I get. I rarely watch television these days (lost interest when Xena: Warrior Princess went off the air); I could live without it ... honestly. I'm still waiting for the likes of Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin to leave the country (I'll gladly help them pack and drive them to the airport). As far as I'm concerned, anyone who goes overseas to speak anti-American rhetoric should have their citizenship revoked ... celebrities included. As for the "human shields" that are going to Iraq, if they are so stupid as to go over to that country to prevent our troops from attacking, then they deserve to be removed from the gene pool.

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Good Friends Make a Great Time

Had a fantastic dinner with my friend Kathy this evening. We went to Applebees, where she had the mushroom steak and I had the riblet special. We talked, joked, laughed, ate ... had a great time. I learned a long time ago: it's not where you go, it's who you're with that makes for good times and lasting memories. Kathy is one of those friends that are there when times are bad as well. Others are Lisa, Teresa, Wanda, Woody, Ann, Pam, Linda, Michele, Lori, Dan, Barry ... a few others. I have great friends!

You should have seen the belated-birthday present she got me! It's an electronic duck puppet that quacks! It's a riot! I've named him Quackers. Mom and Dad thinks he's cool, but Munchkin will have nothing to do with him.

Monday, February 24, 2003

I Have a Bone to Pick With KFC

Why is it when you go to KFC and your order needs more cooking time, the cashier always says, "Your (insert order here) will be ready in about 4 minutes?" It is NEVER ready in 4 minutes. Try 8 to 10 minutes. I would rather they be truthful and tell me how long my order will REALLY be ready than for them to lie to me. It's not the wait that I'm complaining about; it's being mislead and/or deceived.

Sunday, February 23, 2003

Birthday Weekend

Got my driver's license and ID card renewed Saturday morning. I am glad I got there early; it was getting crowded when I left. I'm also glad to see that examiners are telling family and/or friends of examinees to wait outside instead of letting them crowd up the room. In the past, I've seen some examinees show up with an entourage. That wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the fact that the room can only accomodate a few examinees at a time. Now, the last time I went to get my license renewed, I had fixed my hair, put on makeup ... and then they regenerated the photo already stored in their computer. This time, I didn't put on make up ... and they decide to take my picture. One of life's little ironies :-P

Went to Ol' Times Country Buffet to meet the family for our monthly outing in which we celebrate those whose birthday is that month. That included my dad as well as me. The regular attendees usually are: Mom, Dad, Aunt Mavis, Uncle Billy, Aunt Martha, Uncle Stan, Aunt Vertie Lee, Uncle Edmond, Lou, Wayne, and me. Family friend Jann was able to join us today; it was good to see her. Ol' Times is okay, but I wanted to eat at the Hong Kong restaurant (chinese buffet) for my birthday. Mom and Dad decided that the three of us could go there one week, and then we'd meet the family at Ol' Times the next week. My parents were even generous enough to allow me to invite a couple of friends. Linda couldn't make it, but I was sure glad Pam did.

What did I get for my birthday? A popcorn popper, a digital blood-pressure wrist cuff, and a book. A co-worker gave me a trinket box with a rose on it (good choice), and another co-worker bought and brought lunch for me.

Been surfing The Green Screen most of the day. Many of the posters wished me a happy birthday. That really made me feel good. It's nice to be remembered. Heck of a debate going on tonight about religion: Christianity, Wicca, and paganism. At least it's not about the flag tonight. I'll be glad when we get to vote on it so that it will be settled once and for all. There should not be this much turmoil about our state flag. I can see both sides of the issue, but I'm too tired to try to explain it tonight. I will in a future entry.

Speaking of The Green Screen, it's about time for another bingo get-together with some of the greenies. This time, we may try the Elk's Club since they are smoke-free. I like the VFW bingo, but I was really concerned about the smoke level in the room, not for myself, but the other three ladies who went with me on my recommendation.