Sunday, May 18, 2008

Lambson Family in ???

Okay, I've learned over the last 15 years that nothing is done until it is confirmed in writing and signed by everyone above you in the company. This process can take 4-18 months depending on the decision being made.

As you may know, there has been a rumor now for some time (maybe 6 months) that we will be moving. It sounds like now the rumor is becoming more real. There are no dates yet, but hopefully we have more to share this week. So, where are we going? Some hints for you to try and figure it out (if you already know, no guessing) ...

Weather (city):
Average Temperature in January 27.5 F
Average Temperature in July 65.3 F
Parcipitation in June 2.8 in

Population (city):
City 370,000
Metro Area 730,000

City Elevation 778 ft

LDS Stuff:
Members in country 1,981
Active members in country 495

Major Religions:
Atheist 39.8%
Catholic 39.2%
Protestant 4.6%
LDS 0.0193%

Other Country Facts:
  • Country borders 4 other countries
  • Fresh Water Withdrawl - 1.91 cu km/yr
  • Natural Hazard - flooding
  • Population Growth - (0.082%)
  • Fertility Rate - 1.23 children born/woman
  • Government Type - parliamentary democracy
  • GDP - $249.1 billion
  • Unemployment Rate - 6.6%
  • Agricultural Products - wheat, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit; pigs, poultry
  • Telephone Lines - 2.9 mil
  • Cellular Phones - 12.4 mi (note: total population is 10.2 mil)
  • Airports - 122 (with paved runways - 45)
  • Illicit Drugs - transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin and minor transit point for Latin American cocaine to Western Europe; producer of synthetic drugs for local and regional markets; susceptible to money laundering related to drug trafficking, organized crime; significant consumer of ecstasy

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

This Just In...

I got some new info on the hair-do front. Appearently, after the first version (kevin cut just the sides and back leaving the top 'longer') Bremen went to school and told everybody to touch his head. I'm talking EVERYBODY in the school (preschool-high school). Anyone who would walk by him he would say "Touch my head!"...And they did. I guess he repeated it the next day with the total skinhead look. Yesterday one of the teachers came up to Bremen and lifted up the hat he was wearing. The mom we carpool with was picking him up. He told her he was checking to make sure it wasn't blue or anything.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

A Grand Production

Bremen's class had a production at the last assembly of the year for his school. It happened to be the day The Siblings and I left for Italy, so of course, we made a stop to watch. These first pics are of Anastazie (of Czech origin) and Eric (of the Netherlands) with B-Man.

First they sand 'Happy Birthday' to all kids who would have b-days in April, May, and June, so Bremen got to go up on stage.

Then his class performed a skit based on a book that had something to do with "I couldn't get my turtle to wake up." or something like that. I feel horrible for forgetting the name of the book. I guess I'll chalk that one up for one more reason I'm a bad mother.
Bremen played one of two goldfish swimming in a fishbowl (appropriate that Bremen and Will (USA)-the kid that takes swimming lessons with B every week- are the fishes).

Swimming over to the turtle that won't get up.

Now all the characters are surrounding the lazy turtle...

And he finally wakes up!

Next they did a song about a hole in the ground-again bad mother for not remembering the song title. Bremen was singing this song to us at home for weeks and we had no clue what he was singing. He played the hole. I believe we've found his calling.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

New Hair Cut - yet again

While Marcy toured around Europe last week with her brother and sister, I got to spend the week at home with Bremen. Even though it was only a week, the kid wore me out.

Bremen decided one evening that we should surprise mom with new haircuts when she came back. Sounds good to me. He fetched the clippers. I was expeting him to ask for a mohawk again, but no ... "I can't have a mohawk at school. I want to be bald."

Scouts honor ... I tried to protest but Bremen insisted that, "mom will really, really like it." So I started to cut. I must of looked worried because he tried to reassure me while I was cutting his hair, "don't worry daddy, momma won't kill you."

Anyway, here are the pics ...

To borrow from Sheri's 'Max Quotes', Bremen had a few funny ones today:
  • "I was born funny."
  • "The world must never know." (in response to Marcy asking why he was holding onto his foot and hiding)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Deep Thoughts

If you don't know to the second when a drunk's gonna vomit on you, you don't survive as a strip club bouncer.
Veronica Pare and Ferrett Steinmetz, Home on the Strange, 10-02-07

The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore never scrutinize or question.
Stephen Jay GouldUS author, naturalist, paleontologist, & popularizer of science (1941 - 2002)

I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.
Groucho MarxUS comedian with Marx Brothers (1890 - 1977)

There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
Salvador DaliSpanish Catalan Surrealist painter (1904 - 1989)

I think the world is run by 'C' students.
Al McGuire

I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
Mark TwainUS humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)