Friday, September 25, 2009

i've got a snake in my boots

So, of the many common traits that my mom and Indiana Jones share...there is one that stands out. The fear of snakes. For as long as I can remember my mom has been petrified of snakes.

Last night I get home and I hear my neighbor say, "Emily, it's Steve, your neighbor, don't be scared," as he is coming up from our basement. Rosie had started barking and mom went to go see what all the fuss was about and saw a snake coiled up at the bottom of the stairs trying to strike at the dogs. So she called Steve and he went down to try and find it...only he couldn't.

So Rosie had all her dreams come true last night and got to sleep upstairs because mom was afriad it would bite her. However, with Rosie being the outside dog that she is, we couldn't keep her inside all day. So this morning I went to the basement one more time to try and find it. There is was, on the wall. (which all night I told my self I was safe b/c snakes couldn't climb stairs...apparently they climb walls, so turns out...wasn't so safe). Mom and I both took our turn hacking it with a hoe. It's dead now. Still a bit nervous though...are there more?

I think it was a common king snake which is not venimous and actually kills other snakes. Either way...I will always kill all snakes.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

wizard of oz

I was joking with Josh the other day that my heart was made of stone.

Josh: Oh...maybe you should be like the wait...who needed the heart?
Emily: Really? (we just saw WICKED)
Josh: Oh wait...I know this. You know how I know this? It's in a Kenny Chesney song.

One of my other favorite things about Josh is how without fail, he will bring song lyrics into EVERY conversation. It's quite a talent. more than likely it's a country song, and most of the time it's a Chesney song. Don't worry...I don't think he has any concert t-shirts, but maybe I'll get him one for Christmas.

Josh: It's the Tin Man (insert singing of country song here) he needed a heart.
Emily: yes.
Josh: The lion had no courage. I don't know what body part that is.
Emily: What about the scarecrow?
Josh: The scarecrow had no skin.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


6 weeks ago I went on a date with this boy. His name is Josh and I think he's pretty great. One of the things I think is pretty great about him is his honesty. No matter who you are or how long you have known Josh, he is going to tell you exactly what he is thinking...regardless of its relevance, correctness, or seriousness.

On our second date one of the first things I heard Josh say as he was looking at the pictures on my mantle was: "Oh, your grandparents look nice!" My response: "Those are my parents."

Let's move onto to dinner, on the same date. He proceeds to tell me that the song goes, "Just a spoon full of cinnamon helps the medicine go done..." Really Josh?! Really? A. have you ever seen the movie (which happens to be #1 of all time)? B. have you ever tried to eat a spoonful of cinnamon? b/c it's impossible...ask sarabeth!

How about after dinner when he argued with me that Noah Wylie was in the Notebook. Really Josh?! Like, ER Noah Wylie...he finally admitted his mistake.

A week later he tells me I'm at child bearing age. Really Josh?

Skip ahead a few weeks where I meet his entire family (he is the oldest of 5 it was quite overwhelming). His dad tells me my clocks ticking. score.

so...stay tuned. I have a hunch there will be more to come.