Friday, November 28, 2008

Were home!

Yahoooo! I'm flying. Thats why I'm so blury.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Space needle & hot chocolate. Well Scarlet is having steamed milk.

I made it to the top!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Just waiting to go.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Liz asked where this phrase came form so I looked it up.

Olly olly oxen free

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For the 1978 black comedy film, see Olly Olly Oxen Free (film).

Olly olly oxen free is a phrase used in children's games, which is generally used to indicate that people who are hiding (in a game of hide and seek, for example) can safely come out into the open.



[edit] Origin

The exact origin of the phrase is unknown, but etymologists suspect it is a childish corruption of the German "Alle, alle auch sind frei!", (literally, "Everyone, everyone also is free!"), which is purported to have been a cruel joke often played upon Holocaust victims by their jailers. At any particular time, a prisoner might be released, immediately upon which the phrase would be shouted. Any other prisoners who also left would be killed further down the road by Nazi soldiers.[citation needed]

Gordon Leeman. WWII: The True Story. 1987.

William Cartel. History of Germany. Revised and Expanded. 1815-1990.

The etymology above is highly suspect, though ingenious, as the phrase was almost certainly in use long before WWII.[citation needed] The phrase referred to is also not proper German. That would be "Alle, alle sind auch frei!" or better "Alle anderen sind auch frei!" (Everyone else is also free).

Another theory is that it is a corruption of the phrase, "calling all the outs in free".

[edit] Use

The phrase can also be used to coordinate hidden players in the game "kick the can", where a group of children hide within a given radius and a "seeker" is left to guard a can filled with rocks. The seeker has to try to find the "hiders" without allowing them to sneak in and kick the can. In many areas the phrase used is "Ally Ally In Come Free" which is a way to tell all hidden that is time to start the game of trying to get in to the can without being caught. Another phrase that has a similar meaning and possibly similar root is "come out, come out, wherever you are."

Saturday, November 8, 2008

One of those weeks

Hi everybody. OK, i had this awesome blog thing I was going to do for Guy Fox day. (Yes I know I spelled it wrong.) Anyway, Then I had a crap day at work that day. I really don't remember everything that ruined it. I do remember that things didn't work out for me again at work; when it came to getting a better job. It was a long shot I know, but this time I fooled myself into thinking this time things would be different. Well, I am still a valued employee. I still have a great boss that thinks I am great. (Four bosses really.) Anyway, I just couldn't take it any more. So I had a ton of time off saved up, and took the last two days of the week off. I know that is so adult of me. It just makes me sick to get passed up again. Now I know it was a stupid self pitty party, but sometimes -not being perfect- means that you have to take a break. While it was nice to relax. It really didn't help me feel all that much better. Then today changed that. I saw an old friend from high school. Now I mean I "saw" them, not that I talk to them. I wish I would of. My bad mood had me coward out, but It still brought back the good memories. So Stacy if you are out there "Call me." I lost your number. I am going to call 4-1-1 I think. Then, at IHOP as well was my cousin Jen and her wonderful family. I only got to talk to Jen for a sec. But she is just one of the best people in the world. "She is also the funniest Jennifer's I know." I was going to talk to her, but I was tyring to herd the family. Which leads again to why things are going better. Andrea and Mike came down with baby for there Anniversary. Raymond is down too. He is great I just don't know Ray am Kim that well, because I have only been with them on a handful of occasions. We all went out for breakfast this morning. Most everyone was there. That was great. It is great to spend time with family. If you can't say that about your family then I really do feel sorry for whom ever you are.
Well, this is a lot for me. I am done.