The Rest Stop

When traveling, you will probably have to visit a Rest Area one time or another!
When traveling, you will probably have to visit a Rest Area one time or another! | Source

Good Old Fashioned Road Trip

My family is no stranger to a good old fashioned road trip. Since December, my family and I have traveled about 6,500 miles! We drove from the Green Bay area to Southern California when we moved mid-December. Then recently, we went from Southern California back to Wisconsin roundtrip for spring break. We have put on a few miles over the past couple months, and let’s just say with traveling comes the occasional visit to the dreaded Rest Stop.

We left the house at 4:30 p.m. We were heading in the direction of Las Vegas. That wasn’t the final destination, but it was the first point we were looking toward. What can I say, when you break down the destinations when you have 2,100 miles to go, it makes the trip go much faster. Going 300 miles is a lot easier to swallow at a time then the whole 2100.

By about 10 p.m., my husband was starting to yawn… by about 11 p.m., I finally convinced him to let me drive so he could take a nap. Usually when we go on road trips, we drive straight through until we get to our destination. Rarely do we get a hotel room, only if the weather starts to get bad or we are driving separately. It makes the price of the entire trip drop significantly. You also get much better driving in at night when all the children are sleeping and not asking every couple hours, “Are we there yet?” or “Can we stop? I have to use the bathroom!”

With a big cup of good coffee, a bigger jug of water, and a handful of licorice, I was in the driver’s seat. The music was blasting and the rest of the passengers were snoring to the beat. That left just me and the road. An hour later I had to stop. It was bathroom break time.

An hour after that, I had to stop again. What can I say, with the combination of coffee and water, I had the smallest bladder in the world. But, I was very much wide awake!

An hour later… you guessed it… I needed to stop again.

By the time it was about 4 a.m. and we were well into Utah. We had tackled about a third of the drive and once again, I needed another bathroom break. I pulled into another rest stop area, bouncing in my seat. My husband barely opened an eye to ask, “Are you still okay!”

“Yes, I am fine!” I shouted as I opened the car door and ran up the hill to the bathrooms.

I did a quick survey around me. There were several truckers with their trucks running, obviously taking a break from the road. There were a couple of cars, passengers slumped over the driving wheel too tired to continue driving. Overall, the parking lot was pretty much empty. It was slightly lit in a spooky kind of way, and my mind started running in its own direction. I am a writer after all, so thoughts are always running through my head.

I walked into the bathroom and headed for the first stall. Nasty.

I peaked into the second one. Nasty. I guess it has been awhile since they had cleaned up.

Third stall was finally in decent enough condition. (If you haven’t figured this out by now, I have an issue with public bathrooms!)

As I was doing my business, the movie Rest Stop and The Hills Have Eyes came to mind. Don’t ask why. I really don’t have a good answer. Then I realized I also didn’t have my cell phone on me. These thoughts were starting to give me the creeps. If someone were to come in to the rest stop and try to kidnap me, I would have no way of calling for help. Suddenly I heard a loud noise.

“Bang!”

Seconds later…

“Bang!”

Oh my God, someone was coming after me! And I was without my phone!

A moment later and a few deep breaths, I realized I was going crazy. Maybe it was the lack of sleep. Maybe it was radiation from using my cell phone too much while driving. Maybe it is my creative mind going into overdrive. Maybe it is the excessive amount of scary movies my husband forces me to watch at bedtime. There is obviously way to many maybes in this story and only one real answer!

The movie was running through my head...
The movie was running through my head... | Source

Creeping out!

After calming myself down a little bit, I realized my overactive imagination made me think someone was trying to get me in the rest stop. But the likelihood of that happening was probably pretty slim. After all, this wasn’t some B-rated scary movie.

The noises I heard were actually caused by me. Since I had checked the previous two stalls before settling on the third, the big bangs I heard were the doors slamming shut… after I had opened them!

With my imagination finally under control, I quickly washed my hands and ran out of the bathroom and straight to the car. I opened the door and locked myself in. While I know there was no one chasing me at the Rest Stop, I was also not taking any chances.

Thankfully, the next Rest Stop would be in the sunlight.

Happy Travels!

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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Stacy,

Grafitti? What kind of grafitti? Never mind. I hate public rest rooms too. Especially since that thing with that old senator a while back. Was that freakin creepy or what?

Road trips are fun, but it seems I'm usually alone. It's a lot cheaper for me to fly, because I stop at every trucker's stop I see. You know, the ones with the little general store inside. By the time I get to my destination at day's end, I've bought four stupid looking cowboy hats which I'll never wear, ten post cards, various souvenirs, two radar detectors, a hand full of poor quality bootleg C.D.'s and ten pounds of the most unhealthy food there is. When I get tired of my new music, I tell myself I'm tired and it's not safe to go any further, so I get a motel. After a good night's rest, I set out on the next forty miles.

Good hub girl!

jim


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McGilwriter 5 years ago from Florida

When I was a kid I used to love rest stops. I thought they were so cool, and there is a huge one in north FL I always enjoyed stopping at. Not so much now as an adult :p Nice hub!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I got freaked out at a rest stop once. I still believe someone was there with evil intentions! When I traveled a lot, I knew every rest stop between Florida and Ohio. Some are really nasty and I would rather pee in the woods, lol


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

So funny BBG - and rest stops can be dangerous! You could end up meeting George Michael or something in there! I hate them too and the scariest bathroom I've ever been to was at Venice Beach:) the lights didn't even work.

I like to drive when everyone else is asleep too. A few years ago we left town to go to Memphis and I told Dave I would wake him up when I was tired. He was so happy when I woke him up and said, "We're here!" he slept the entire 4 hours!

Isn't it funny how we talk ourselves into being scared and think about the creepers movies ever when alone? Nothing like freaking your own self out!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Jim - I would have to agree with you... if you are buying out each and every truckers stop... flying is far more cheaper. I like flying but there is so many people in my family that to buy tickets, plus a rental vehicle while we are there, you are looking at just about $2000 - without doing anything fun! ;) However, I do like to explore... so I don't mind a good drive if there is time!

@McGilwriter - there are so many different types of rest stops out there. Some aren't bad... some just give me the creeps. It really depends on where you are at. Iowa doesn't have bad ones... Wisconsin on the other hand... doesn't really have any at all. I guess in an emergency, it is a necessity! LOL

@hyphenbird - During one of my husband and my roadtrips, we had a deep conversation on how unfair it was to be a woman.... after all, guys can pee standing up and really not expose themselves. I swore I was going to make an invention to resolve that problem... but a funnel works pretty good! You know... in case the bathrooms are really bad! LOL

@Realhousewife - Meeting George Michael would be creepy... meeting Michael Jackson there would be even creepier... lol I have yet to go to a rest stop that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Funny because most rest stops have a tendency, especially in the Utah, Arizona type areas to make me think of the Hills Have Eyes... lol... Not to mention I have an overactive imagination!


marellen 5 years ago

Way too funny. I never liked marathon driving, never have. The last one I took was a 13 hour trip from Sacto to Wyoming.Couldn't of made it without rest stops. I know that some rest stops along the way were closed...I felt a dread feeling in the pit of my stomach. I love rest stops, especially the older I get. I will say...some of them were awfully dirty...


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I can creep myself out in my own garage BBG!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

LOL@RH! Yer silly! :) lol!

I don't remember if you guys read my hub or if I ever even wrote it about my long hauls to Michigan from NC. After my mom died :( I took two trips a year up there to be with dad. I ended up having my very own "landmarks" (for lack of a better word) for stopping. But I always felt safest at truckstops. After all I was never wearing a mini skirt so I was good to go. lol. But usually I'm that driver that make sure my dog had water/food but if I was doing a straight through, I had ONE drink it had to last the 20 hour straight through. Sips that's it. I RARELY stopped at actual rest stops, but used either a trucker stop, because they're more apt to help you if need be than hurt you (after all, they bring us our stuff!!):) but I would pull between them, and put up the window with something to block outside. I had my dog and the alarm would go off if anyone tried to enter, plus I never travel without my handy dandy fishing knife and menacing rottweiler. (right menacing.. she'd let ya empty my house as long as you don't hurt mommie) but once I did get tired, and knowing what you mean, I looked for those short miles the ones that were my mile markers! Knoxville, Lexington, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo.. seeing Toledo said 3 hours if I pick it up and drive like a Detroiter! lol. Which I did. But I'd gotten tired and HAD to sleep.. with no place but a wal-mart, I knew I couldn't go farther, it just wasn't safe. So, I parked out under a light, kept my cell phone ready with 911 named as 0friend, it kept it at the top of the list, dial tone on silent, and snoozing rottweiler in back, but I slept about 3-4 hours, enough that said I could make it and hit the road. I too am not real happy with highway bathrooms, so for me it was always, as TY says, a unhealthy truck stop, but I felt safer, and always came out with some trinket I didn't need lol, (I sooo know that feeling) or a fast food place. (I have the Jack in the Box places marked actually)lol! Love them grody taco's for some reason. But I NEVER felt unsafe as I did with that weird bug that I found.. can't remember which hub that is I'll have to look it up. I swear it was alien LOL. As I pumped gas that triangle head watched me! It was the weirdest bug I've ever seen. I seen a lot of bugs too lol. But BBG, please, PLEASE don't ever go w/o your cell! Keep it open to your hubby # if he's with you, it can't hurt! I was lucky to have my rottie, and some places said "no dogs beyond this point." Once my son was with me, and I took her anyway, and the guard followed me, I said, "Look my dog is a trained service dog, you better back off" not mentioning my son of 6'3" /300lbs was there, and armed! (legally) but this guy followed me to my car when my son came up behind him and said "WHY ARE YOU FOLLOWING MY MOTHER" the guy darn near crapped his pants and said "no dogs allowed in bathrooms".. he says "HER'S IS" LOL! But he took off rather quick, then so did we. I'm that person though that hears a sound and goes to look for it. Like I'm in a B-flick LOL maybe I think I am. But girl keep that cell with you at all cost! Hubby might not just wake up in time, besides if you ever have to travel on April Fools day, it'd be a good trick hehehe... I mean if he's up for those! Maybe that's why I'm divorced. LOL!

Need details? Have I rambled long enough? Ok I know you want to know so maybe I'll just make a hub about the best April Fools tricks I played on him. heh.. I'm good I tell ya.

Glad you made it home safe anyway! I can relate so well to the short mile markers!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Marellen - I can tell that I am definatley getting a little older for these car trips. In fact, we used to pick up and drive for 16 hours straight without a blink of an eye in a 4 day weekend when we were in the Army. Let's just say this... 32 hours of driving, my butt was sleeping, my legs were cramping, my shoulders were sore, my teeth hurt... lol... I can totally tell the difference in my age! Not to mention it cracks me on my butt for days afterwards. We got back last week and I am still recovering. Oh to be 20 again! LOL

@Realhousewife - that reminds me of a story... I was getting home from work when I was 16. My parents had a bit of a creepy house. Let's just say, it wasn't well lit and every time I walked outside, even if it was just from my car to my door I always thought someone was hiding in the shadows. Booo... lol

@Katherella - I remember you talking about that. I don't think it was in an actual hub though... I think it was in one of your comments. Although, I am not really sure if there is a difference since your comments are almost as long as my hubs are sometimes... LMAO!!! Ha ha - couldn't resist. And a good Jack in the Box - yummy. I also like Del Taco. I was rather irritated when I found out that Colorado Springs has a Del Taco now and they didn't when we lived there. So we always had to wait til we visited California to get a good old Double Del. OMG - thanks, now you have made me hungry... lol

Oh yeah - and I will be sure to always have my cell phone in my pocket from now on. Funny that you mentioned April Fools - because that was when this happened. That would have been a great prank to play. You should have thought of that earlier ;)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

No fair! I wasn't aware of the date you'd be traveling lol! But there's always next April! *evil snicker*


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You guys I'm serious - even my walk in closer creeps me out if I'm alone! I also think of that song, "somebody's watching me'" when I'm in the shower! I will swear I heard a noise and wonder if the robber would run away if he saw me naked in the shower! Lol! It never enters my mind at these moments that nit one of the three dogs is barking!


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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

you know what- car trips are actually more fun.when we take a train or a flight the holiday starts when we reach the destination but in a car trip it starts the moment we step into the car.we just love car trips in my family but unlike you like to stop whereever we can good stuff to eat.

and yes spooking oneself is really so easy. fear feeds on itself like it did for you. but yess its important to take a cellphone with you and particularly in places like this at night. be careful next time friend, wouldn't want anything happening to you.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Katherella - I thought you were soppossed to know these things... lol

@RealHousewife - I don't know why, but when I read your comment this is what came to mind... lol... enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swQi4CAzmrA

@Neeleshkulkarni - we like to do both. On our way back we left Sunday night and didn't get in until Wednesday morning. We detoured in Colorado Springs, ate at Gunther Toody's (I wrote a review on it - it is an awesome place) and then we took a detour to the path through time... oh yeah... and we can't forget the 30 miles one way, out of our way to go see the Arches National Park. It was a great time. I guess we weren't in such a hurry to get home. Although the kids missed another day of school... opps.

And don't worry my friend... from now on I will always keep my cellphone on me! ;)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Haha! I listened to the entire thing - it was great BBB. I love the saxophone! I really thought it was going to be the shower song:)

Off topic but did you know that the glue in a hot glue gun is like - super hot? I found out how hot by burning my fingertips:) I have already said, I know I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed:) don't use one ever! And don't use the bathroom without your cell phone ever! Especially at a rest stop!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - I couldn't resist the song... I was just dying of laughter.

I did know a hot glue guns glue is hot. I have burnt myself before, but not on the glue. I burnt myself on the metal type. I wanted to see if it was hot. Dumb - I know. Maybe I was lacking nutrients that day! LOL

Oh yeah, and never use your cellphone around a toilet. I dropped mine in once! Not good - needed a new phone! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I'm way dumber than you - I actually decided to spread the glue because it just wasn't perfect enough, with my fingers! Omg! Then I realized it was burning! Then I had to hurry and peel it off and when it came off - it burned worse! Ha! I've had the dumb thing for a long time and I never used it. Surprise! Hot glue is hot!

Didn't you try to dry it out in a bag ice of rice? LOL!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Who would have thought... hot glue is hot! LMAO

And I didnt' try the bag of rice. I heard of that, but when your adrenaline is rushing that somehow goes to the backburner. I used my hair dryer and than I was concerned I was going to fry the circuits. Cause that would have really mattered. The phone was garbage anyway. LOL


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

BG ~ this was such a fun read and the comments were fun as well!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Well stih BBG how many products do you get that cheap that really work? I was expecting luke warm! I kinda forgot all about the hot! warning:)! Too funny! I was making a dream catcher and Maddy asked me to finish it before I went to bed so it could go to 4th grade camp with her. I was up really late!

I also glued an ink pen to the fringe and glued a bead to the counter. Damn good looking dream catcher:)!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sharyn - Thanks - I am glad you liked it. Sometimes the comment section is a world all in its own. You can never underestimate what you will find in there. :)

@RealHousewife - I have to say this... I just can't resist. I am really surprised you didn't end up with a dreamcatcher hot glued to your countertop... lol!!!! I am sure it is beautiful!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh I did that too:) haha! I just hand to cut the small end off and replace the bead! Lol! I'm not the craftiest girl:)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - I thought it was a possiblity. I love doing crafts. For awhile I was into jewlery making... more specifically, earings. I thought it was fun. Now I have so many handmade earings and nothing really to do with them. I don't really go out so when am I going to wear them. Besides, I don't need them ripped out of my ears by young children. But, I did get a soldering tool so I could melt medal. That was a disaster! LOL - haven't figured that out yet! Ha ha


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I love making crafts too I am not very good at them:) lol

I don't wear jewelry that often - except my wedding ring - I've caused scratches with it on the kids so unless I'm going out I don't bother.

I want to play with a soldering tool! Fun! I'd burn the house down!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

If I said everything I thought here, the comment would be like 10 times longer than the hub AND other comments!

Um, yeah I like crafts.

I don't advise either of you to get a wood burner! LOL! They are HOT. I don't mean hot, I mean if we could put color on our text, I would say HOT in red. I've got 4-5 scrapbooks going. I have about 60,000 beads and can't stop making bracelets. I'm ADDICTED. But I still keep making them especially since I got my eyesight back. I have this make up caddy that's like a mini suitcase, and it's full of bracelets. I have a friend who is horrible at being too encouraging.. I LOVE jewelry. I think I'm too old for BIG GIANT TO MY SHOULDERS hoops.. and she's going NO NO YOU'RE NOT!!! lol.. Um, we do video vlogs about our make up and jewelry. LOL! It's fun tho.

Yeah, don't get a wood burner. I've made some COOL boxes lol and will wood burn scenes, faces, flowers etc. into anything that can possibly be burned. I just never seem to get them photographed and put up on etsy.

BBG you could sell your earrings you don't want there.

Um, I have a BOX full of rings.. like all sizes shapes colors, real, fake.. I have a whole desk full of make up. LOL, and like not cheap make up cos it makes my eyes water. I think I had to blog when I freaked out cos I couldn't find the ones I don't use. Cos they look cheap even though they're Estee Lauder lol.

But about the scary thing, yeah, no.. we have no duty to retreat law here like I said, so I go seek out whatever is making a sound. If it's human, inside without an invite, it's leavin' via body bag. I do have a cute Rottenwilder. (she's spoiled rotten, and wild) but we have a code word that means attack that isn't attack lol! If you guys ever get to come over (right please call)LOL.. don't even pretend like you're going to hit each other like not even a tap. She shows teeffs. grrrr! And DO NOT say "hurt and mama" in the same sentence! Those are words I can say with my new stalker, but we have code word for KILL THE ATTACKER and that's not it. lol. Plus, buckshot works good too.

But yeah the crafty thing, I love crafts! I like to make greeting cards, like I do my own photography and stuff. I have a Sympathy card I need two of right now. It's an Angel superimposed over a sunset so it looks like she's holding the sun like a lantern. It tends to do well. Luckily I got the dead tree in the field before they chopped it down. I put a blue hue over it and a cemetery look around the edges so it says "missing you" (like the person is dead) so it's kinda like an inside joke thing. SHIT I just remembered I needed two Sympathy cards made grrrrrrr!!!! My friend's husband kacked in his sleep this week and the funeral was today. Plus I need to finish her bracelet.. we're doing a round robin but we could only get 3 of us to do it lol.

I'd like to play with the soldering tool, I have some glass I'd like to make one of those Tiffany kind of lamps with! or a two sided glass frame. I have been awake for 2 days, and I'm starting to go on tangents, I have house stuff to do and you guys got me wanting to drag my craft stuff out LOL!! Stop it!

BBG do you think those lips that are following me are weird too?


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

It is irony how a hub on bathrooms turns into a rant on crafts... lol... must me we think about crafts even when we are in the bathroom.

I like crafts too... anybody want to buy some earings. I would sell them but I didn't have a good way to store them so they end up getting all tangled. Now they are packed away in storage and I have no idea where they are. I guess I will have to wait until we unpack all our stuff. I might be able to sell them in like 6 years giver or take... lol... seriously though... crying a little. Depressing thought...

Back on crafts. I was camping once and I saw this lady using a magnifying glass to burn wood. That is super cool. I would really like to try that. Now that I am thinking about it, I might just have to go ahead and invest in a magnifying glass. Not sure if I would use it in the right way, I might just start a fire and burn the house down. That would probably not be a good idea. I also once wanted to do pottery - you know - like the way it was done in ghost. I am not talking all the sexy parts with Swayze - I am just talking making the pot from the very raw state. Thought that would be fun. I also thought about being an artist, but the best I can come up with is stick people. I did stamping once... I stamped out all of my wedding cards. That was crazy. Man - I should just write a hub about that... lol

Katherella - BTW - what are these lips your are talking about - I got a message from Realhousewife (which I haven't responded to yet because I got it on my phone) But I am a little lost here. I don't know where I missed this whole lip thing. I don't have lips following me... or cartoon characters. I am so confused. Fill me in!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Remember when you commented you were stalking me because you can? lol, the person above you, their avi was just lips! Now they're following me! lol it was a joke, it's just someone who said they'd follow anyone who put a follow on them so I did. It was just a funny statement, remember from my sleep deprivation.. about lips following me too now! Ok, sound even more dumb..

Oh gosh I have a whole small suitcase of rubber stamps and the coolest pop out cards ever! I love rubber stamped cards. What are your stick people? I'm interested in those, I have a box of craft sticks I wood burned into little people, they'd make cute cake toppers or anything, like an idiot I gave the coolest two I made to someone who either lost them or threw them out or I could have put them up on etsy! I do still have a few newer ones though.. I thought, if I could get good enough, I'd like them to look like famous characters, like "the Brady Bunch cycles sticks" lol or hey Superhero stick people.. I tossed around a few idea's, but I never heard of doing wood burning with a magnifying glass although I know you can start a fire with one.. survival 101 lol you should know all that already though with Military training. I got a wood burning kit with different shaped ends at a craft store for like around $15. but like anything you have to use the right wood and try to keep a steady hand. Soft wood burns deep too fast and if it's grainy it's hard to make a good line. So I got a bunch of those little .99 boxes from the craft store cos they're smooth and sanded. so they burn pretty even. I'll should have pictures of them up and selling them, I see other people do. I did make a couple of cool wood burned picture frames, then painted glittery paint stuff over them and one I did actually turned out pretty cool if I do say so myself lol.

Oh oh, yeah.. the "cartoon" face is one of those blank icon's nobody put an avi to. Has NO hubs, NO followers except me, and their name is kkoo (rearranged could be kook lol) so I posted the question "who are you, and why are you following me." and the lips avi posted "sometimes people just follow you like that," as if it were normal, but I haven't encountered just a plan avi with NO HUBS or followers following any one I know, so it kinda is weird like.. either she can forward you my email or I can email it to you I just didn't think it was a good idea to put who it could be in the open.


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

An interesting tale of everyday necessities, we all get spooked at times. The scariest thing at those truck stops is certainly not Sally, but the horrible inedible food. It would scare most people into watching a cooking show. Cheers


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Katherella - stick people are easily made. Grab a piece of paper... draw random straight lines until they look like a person... lmao - sorry couldn't resist... LOL

By the way, Realhousewife - sent me an email and got me somewhat in the loop.

@Attempted humor - oh yes, I did forget about the food. And don't forget the coffee. You think they would make a good cup since it is so important, but I got one and something was floating in it. Unfortunately, I didn't notice that until the last gulp. I think I swallowed a bit of plastic... gross! Thanks for the comment!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

I'm going to have to really show you my woodburning stick people LOL! They have... personality!

Maybe I should make some new ones, Superhero ones! lol :) My hand drawn stick people are never as fun! They always have big heads and FAR too skinny! lol


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

The question then comes - have you ever really seen a fat stick person! LOL


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Rose Kolowinski 5 years ago

Rest stops are extremely creepy at night. I travel alone and try to stop before it gets dark so I don't have to deal with stopping at one at night. Nice hub - anyone who travels can ralate to your story! : )


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Thanks - I can totally relate. Unfortunately it is usually at night that I find I can't control my bladder! LOL Stupid coffee that I need for trying to stay up later and drive. ;)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Night is my "drive straight without stopping unless for gas" time!!! There's NO traffic, NO big trucks, NO construction, just no reason to stop if you're at all a night person! There is a gas station at the end of where my dad lived. I stopped in at 11pm. I said I'd make it through BEFORE Cincinnati morning traffic! He said, nope! I was a trucker, you'll never make it. I'm like, Uh.. 1. I grew up here, have been to GA twice a year my whole life, I'm 50! 2. For the past 6 years I've driven it on purpose at night to make it BEFORE morning rush hour. 3. I think I know what I'm talking about thats why I'm leaving at 11PM. "You'll never make it".. SO on my second trip back down there lol, I stopped in, 11pm, said OH HI, it's YOu the trucker! He said "bet ya didn't make it did ya".. As a matter of fact yeah, perfectly that's WHY I'm filling up and leaving now! DUH lol. I still think he thinks I was lying, but why would I do the same thing EVERY year if I know the route! Who wants to be in rush hour traffic! No coffee, no caffeine tabs, no energy drink.. in fact I got one drink, when I'm on a mission.. I get to point a to b without stopping for anything but gas. When dad was still alive I've done it straight through, getting gas and NOT anything else. Just one sip of water for thirst, that's it! Yeah people pretty much don't like to travel with me if I'm in a hurry LOL! Now if I'm not, that's different. Then I'll stop to photograph a tree stump lol


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dearabbysmom 5 years ago from Indiana

Loved this...I have definitely learned to take the cell with at a rest stop--some random weirdness over the years. I also "drive on through" if there is just one other car...


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Katherella - You are just too funny. You would hate driving with me. After all, I have to stop alot because I have the world's smallest bladder. The only way we make good timing is if I am asleep and someone else is driving. Otherwise it is like clockwork... I need to stop ever couple hours. I have found I have to use the rest stops. I also get nervous driving through Wisconsin because the route we take never has any rest stops and gas stations never seem to be open in the middle of the night. I am happy and relieve ;) when I finally get to an area that consistently has rest stops.

@Dearabbys mom - I think after this last time I will definately be taking my cell with me every time. I freaked myself out a bit with my overreactive imagination. No going solo for this girl! LOL


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

When you realize that you'd be asleep, and you'd only get 1 bottle of water per 1,000 miles, you would either never let me drive again LOL (most likely) or, you would wake up and go "we're here already!!?" And the world will make sense again! lol. ha!!! Aw, I'm not that mean to passengers. Once out of the blue my dog jumped up and ONE BIG BARK came out! I said, "you need mommie to stop huh girl", "BARK" ooook... I pulled off an exit that had NOTHING. I hooked her leash on, she hopped out poo'ed and jumped back in! Hey, she learned how mommie rolls! She's no whiner, it's STOP NOW! for her lol!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I just stopped in for a rest! Whew I need it:)

I can't help thinkingnabout that astronaut lady who drove a billion miles in depends to confront her lovers lover;)! Hint hint BBG:)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

LOL I totally forgot about that!!! lol.. yeah now, that's desperation, and kinda dumb!! lol I can see BBG chugging down coffee to stay awake and needing to stop that's like more NORMAL than the woman in depends lol! hahaaa.. that is kinda sick actually!!! what happened with that, did they hospitalize her? (I mean for mental problem?) lol


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I'm not sure what they did with her - Im pretty sure she's not an astronaut anymore! Im not trying to make fun of mental illness it's just funny! Lol! Im nuts but even I wouldn't do that!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Katherella - ok, so if I need to really go, all I have to do is Bark and you will pull over and let me go... lol! Ha ha couldn't resist.

@RealHousewife - is the hint hint that I should wear depends or I am soppossed to comfort a lovers lover... lol I am not sure if I am willing to wear depends - yet...

@Katherella - I do chug coffee - but now I am seriously considering the whole depends thing. Although I just dont know if I could do it. I have trained myself to only use toilets. Once I had to go so bad that I tried to aim in a bottle. Definately not successful... I will end the story there... lol

@RealHousewife - I don't even know if I have ever heard of that story before - maybe I should pay more attention to the news.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh google it! It's a pretty gritty story! I love the news - it could inspire a jillion hub topics! Lol!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - I am going to have to do that... lol... especially now that my curiousity has been peaked!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I can't remember her name but if you use key words "astronaut" "depends" I'll bet it pops up!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

I will check it out after I get my daughter from the bus stop.... I can't wait! LOL


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

OMG - that story is sad and funny all at the same time... definately easy to find on Google. It is just plain crazy!!!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Talk about letting your emotions drive you! It's hard to imagine how a person could get to that place and while I really am sorry for her - I don't know her so its easy for me to make a joke out of it. I know - I'm terrible:)!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Emotions can create crazy situations.... ha ha - but emotions or not - I definately wouldn't pee in Depends. Sick... lol... see I am just as terrible! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Dirty little rule breaker:) haha! The 7 year old next door wants to stay over night - she warned me, "but I still wear a pull-up" and I said, "so what me too!" I told her I have my name painted on my butt too:)

What? I was trying to make her feel better! Haha!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha ha - that is too cute... now if only they made depends in the fun colors like they do for Big Kids... cause I am a big kid now! LOL

It was so nice of you to try and make her feel better. LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

We should market those:) that's a great idea I mean think of all the older folks who would like some fashionable depends! Haha!

I felt bad for the kid - it was pretty courageous of her to be able to admit that. This kid is so cute and smart! She informed my kids that when Dave said he was going to throw something once - he didn't mean it literally:) haha! She's 7! Dave was being over zealous and she understood the humor of what he was saying! Hilarious!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Hmmmm... I wonder if it is cost effective to buy a package of depends... decorate them... and write about it! LOL If I am thinking correctly, they are pretty costly. Maybe I should contact the astronaut and see if she has any left. I guess it depends on how many trips she has taken lately.

You got a smart kid on your hands there... lol... she must be hanging out with you too much ;)


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hanwillingham 5 years ago

Great Hub, where motorists can pause to relax. Also called rest stop. Thanks.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh no BBG - I'm smarter for hanging out with her:)!

Hey - if you'll do the depends article - I spring for a whole box:) it could be fun for the whole family - they can decorate your a@@:)! Lol!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - I am so on the depends article... lol... my husband is shaking his head... I don't understand why he doesn't want me to use him as a guinia pig in this one... lol


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Omg! I'm choking on a cookie! Please tell him to do it for the sake of god and all that is good!

Please! I bet he is as abused as my husband! I wish I lived next door to you!

I bought Dave a shirt with the pillsbury dough boy on it last night - it says "Go ahead and poke me". Lolololol! And another one that says:

Y U AR

AN IDI T

Would you like to buy a vowel?

Haha! I bet he will not wear the doughboy one:)!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

That is it... I am moving to St. Louis! Just for the pure fact that it would be so much fun to torture our husbands in Doughboy T-shirts. My husband would so wear it. I think I actually almost bought it a few times for him. Instead, he ended up with a shirt with a monkey and a huge banana. It says "Life is good when you have a big banana!" He wears that in Public.

I will try to convince him for the good of all things good to wear the decorated depends... after I convince him to buy some...lol


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I'll make it a mission to find them....lmao! Your husband must be totally cool because he wears those shirts in public!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

OMG - I could probably do a hub on all the bad shirts my husband has. We went to a comedy show. It was a little lewd. My husband could leave without the matching shirts... mine says "I ain't no ho! I am a cocksmith!" His says, "My girl ain't no ho! She's a cocksmith!" I couldn't believe he had to buy those. Funny, but I can't wear mine in public! LOL He however has used his as an undershirt!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I love the graphic t-shirts (I told you I was a dignified lady)! That's just about all Syd will wear. All the kids love them in her class. You should do a hub on that! That would be great!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

I should - that would be a great hub! LOL and I could get my camera skills going! ha ha ha


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You could even just go into Wal-Mart or Target and take photos and not buy them:)! LOL! If you do remember to take snap shots of the fools watching you! LOL


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Good point - and all the money I would save - and all the lack of satisfaction for not having my husband running around wearing them... lol

And great idea - take a picture of the fools watching me... I could even post it on PeopleofWalmart.com... lol Maybe I would even win an award! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh or have your husband go into the dressing room to "try" the shirt on - then have him come out and pose for snap shots! Omg! That would have tongues wagging! Have him walk down the aisle as if it were a catwalk! LOL poor Eli:)!!!!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Not sure if he would go for that... he won't even model the Depends. Damn guy! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Get him drunk and play dress up:)! It could be a scene right out of weekend at Bernie's except you can let him live, I guess.

Haha!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

We once got him drunk and put makeup on him... then a friend of ours got his phone out and video taped him singing "I feel pretty... oh so pretty!" LOL Then the guy lost his phone! Damn - that was funny!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Aww! Damn - I'm sorry he lost it too! That would have been great!

I video taped Dave's best friend waking him up with a kiss when we visited him in Georgia:) hilarious! His buddy was pretty brave too - I was afraid Dave might feel his whiskers and lunch him in the face and ask questions later! Haha!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ok - where is that video - I kissed a boy and I liked it... lol! Glad his friend didn't get clocked - but that would have made for a better video! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Right! It tastes like Harry crapstick! Haha! My kids have that song on their iTunes - which means it loads into my account!

That video was so funny - I stood there with the camera and Mikey and I could be heard whispering while we set Dave up and you get one good look at Mikes blue eyed wicked smiling grin before he plants "the" kiss! Lmao!

Then you can hear David calling him a mother $&@:34! haha!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

I'M SO LATE ON THIS ONE!!!! OMG....

1. Yeah, after my dad died we gave all the extra depends to a church! Had I known you guys I would of been um, no, this one pack is a keeper! (then gave the rest to the church) My dad had a good since of humor BEFORE he got to the depends era of his life. But it also took all the funny out of that internet saying "I hope you live long enough to shit yourself." Cos I totally DON'T want to live that long. Not knowing what I know.

2. I think I may have mentioned my tshirts? Can't remember. Went to a Psy. Dr. office with my dark glasses on and my shirt read "I hear voices and they don't like you" when some guy smiled and said "uh, yeah yer shirt, funny" .. I was just silent and didn't laugh. LOL! It's my fav shirt I love it.

3. OMG I can totally do the "people of walmart" photos! I like the hat section myself. The kind with feathers sticking out.

You guys woulda liked my kid back when he was fun and had a since of humor, now he's a total, well, nevermind, but he would pretend like he was "tarded" and with a straight face walk in places and act all distorted, and say crazy stuff like he'd totally do "Maaaaa I WANT BOOTY POP NOW IZ THRISTY NOW MAAAA" And drive thru.. we would laugh so hard! Ever hear of The Jerky Boys? He'd say "I want da boot wit da foot in it" like in a drive thru!!! He's totally no fun anymore. He got up with some girl who HAS NO HUMOR and is bland as dirt. We had great times before she ruined our lives.

Anyway, I think it'd be funny to either get depends and draw a booty pop on them, or draw grown up stuff on them! LOL I would totally put on a pair with Hello Kitty on them! LOL.

Or.. they could have "LOL" or "BRB" "AFK" Made by BBG lol or a upc code on the back lol.. Oh that list could go on n' on!

OH the video thing I got down! I think I mentioned the "Red & Black" one I did and put up on youtube???? Can't remember! It's freakin' funny, but I think people took it too serious! lol


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Realhousewife - just one question... where is the video? I wanna see it... lol

@Katherella - I can't believe you couldn't predict that in the future you would have come across some crazy people that would be in need of depends... Now I might just have to go out and buy a package and decorate them. My husband has a job interview tomorrow so my fingers are crossed. If he gets it finances won't be as tight so I can probably splurge on a small pack... and then I am all set for Depends - in case you didn't want anyone else to know! LOL I wonder if I can write them off on my taxes since I am using them for my "Writing Business!" LOL

I like that shirt - I have seen it a couple of times. I might have even had a shirt like that at one point in time... lol

Oh yeah - and I would definately make one that says "Hot" On the depends butt! LOL Too bad your son has lost his sense of humor... then he could have been our model... lol! Just too much fun!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

So I had to stop in at the rest stop - before bed! Haha! I love the depends ideas! Hot! Or how about kiss me? Lol!

I went to one of those parties that makes the rub off words you put on your walls or doors - I can't remember the name of it. There were some really stuffy people there - snotty. They showed that one saying that you put over your marital bed - it said in script, "don't forget to kiss me goodnight!" ugh! I'd had a beer or three by now so I shouted out, "if you can make it say - Don't forget to kiss my ass tonight! - I'll take it! Haha!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - the new and improved Vinly cling ons.... lol! I would have gotten that too. But I think a lot of people that are into that stuff are a little stuffy! Ha ha - that is why you need the beer. I would have needed a keg. Although that is probably why in all the years I have been on my own... my house has looked like a bachelor pad... Hey I like posters! What's the big deal. Ok - don't ever hire me as a interior designer! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I am not a decorator either! I have outside help:) I resorted to using animal print in every room - it's mix and match and just don't matter! Haha! My mother is a big enough perfectionist for both of us - she does the decorating for me and we stay all neutral.

I just don't have time to stage the home every day - I have kids so that crap isn't important. I go for the "lived in" look! Its working too cuz you can tell people definitely live here!


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StephenSMcmillan 5 years ago

Sounds good. Nice one.


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

LOL my house has the "lived in" look too.. The "I live here alone don't touch my shit or die" look. Or.. maybe that's the look I give them not quite sure lol!

RH: OMG I HATE a "party" like that! It's more like "WHAT PARTY." I went to a Bachelorette party once, and the girl unwrapping got all the normal lingerie etc. then one she opened was fluffy handcuffs, and she looked at them like WTF lol, I said "I didn't know you were the S&M type" with a big grin, laughing, and EVERYONE STOPPED LAUGHING and I said "I'm kidding, they ARE handcuffs".. then she goes "what's S&M" I said something stupid like stuffy & mud! LOL which was my sarcasm to YOU GUYS SUCK! Then I went to another one, with the ONE girl who got my joke, and I went to the fridge to mix my drink, some other girl comes over, spills EVERYTHING, even knocks stuff out of the fridge she was so drunk, then WALKED AWAY! So, I grabbed a towel and started to clean up a little bit of what was on the floor so nobody would fall and the stupid girl I went with looked at me like I was DIRT. I'm like "what?" She said, "nothing, just rude to spill your drink that's all"... Uh, yeah.. ok, OBVIOUSLY you weren't paying attention, I DIDN'T SPILL IT! lol.. so when the nude dancer came in and holding a towel around him to show off at each girl, when he got by us, I yanked the towel down and pissed EVERYBODY (especially him) off! LOL!! Now that's a party I had fun at, SNOBS UNITE! lol. They deserved it, they sucked! I think us 3 would have a hell of a time at a party, RH you & BBG would loved my friend Sheri's parties! She's AWESOME at putting on a good party! I went early a few times to help her decorate n' hang out. There's only one guy I can't stand at them, they are close, but he's like a wet mop! lol!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

OMG another 00 hubber lol! No approved comments, must be someone BBG knows LOL Who is it BBG.. or do you have a stalker too? lol (my stalker still has not even tried to reply, it just stalks me) LOL!

I need a tshirt that says "THE VOICES ARE STALKING ME SILENTLY"


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Realhousewife - We should go into business together... The Interior Designers lived in look. I will do research on posters - especially ones of like Justin Bieber and other creepy things. You find stuff on animal prints. Then we will spread peanut butter and jelly on the walls for the ultimate I have kids look. We could make millions! LOL You in! ha ha ha!

@Katherella - Ha ha - I would touch your stuff and then you would give me the your gonna die look and I would give you the look of "I practice Taboo with Billy Blanks... lol... and then we could all go to a party and really liven things up. I love house parties. I had a jewlery party for Lia Sophia once. A few people came... it was boring. But after the party... I remember DDR and some random pictures of wrestling followed by Eli and his friend staring at the leaves on a tree... lol... we had some great parties!

@Stephen - thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed it!

@Katherella - Did you notice my score... hells ya! I have yet to reach a 100 and now I am there. Let us see how long this lasts! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

BBG and Kat - someimtes I have lots of typos because I don't wear my reading glasses while typing - when I'm finished with a comment - it will look perfect to my unperfect eyes:) I was reading your comment BBG - about us being Interior Designers - I swear I had to look 3 times because I thought it said "Inferior Designers" lol! That might even be more like it! Omg!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Sometimes I have typos just because I think faster than I type or maybe I think slower than I type so therefore my hands end up running too fast and they trip up a little bit. However, I do think that Inferior Designers would be great... lol So I guess you unperfect eyes came to the rescue! LOL


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

I think I only give people that "yer gonna die" look if they touch my make up, or shoes, or clothes.. or purses.. or dvd's.. or.. well, I get over it at some point I'm sure, but ANYWAYYYYYYY did I tell you guys about ppl I knew that actually thought "inferior" meant THE GREATEST!!! I said, what does "Superior" mean, and they said "some lake up north".. ya think I bout fell over laughing! Like duh I'm FROM Michigan 1. 2, you're IDIOTS? lol I mean they SERIOUSLY thought it meant "I'M INFERIOR, LIKE SUPERMAN".. 3 people thought that!

and HEY I want in on the "lived in look" I'm good at leaving soda bottles places then blaming it on the dog.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

What - inferior doesn't mean that I am better! Damn dictionary. Never really on the stupid thing... lol... actually, I think I actually had a bit of a speech thing... you know... brain working faster than my mouth. I sometimes said inferior by accident. I sometimes said look at the pretty clowns in the sky... or my favorite. My parents smoked and I always called it an asstray instead of ashtray! LOL I got good speech! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Well I am an Inferior Designer! Lol! I'm sure it will be no problem for you to get into the KLUB Kat:) you just have to not keep everything perfect! Perfect is overrated - and totally why I am the REAL housewife not the Perfect one!

BBG - my best friends son is dating a girl named Ashley - my friend can't stand her - we call her Asstray:) I do wish she would do a magic trick and disappear. For the mental health of my friend.

I have friends who say crazy stuff - but it's because they lack a vocabulary:)! Haha! Dave's friend called and I asked what he was doing - he said just Neanderthalling around! Huh? Dumb hsit!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Sometimes I have an overextensive vocabulary... but that is only because I am known for making up words! :) I can't think of any on the spot... I know cause I tried writing a personal dictionary, but I never write down the made up words when I say them so I often forget. My dictionary would be the biggest book in the world! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Omg! I do that too! Maybe it's a writers trait - IDK? At the lab they called them "Kellyisms"! Like

CPAP is C-CRAP, a water column manometer - became a MAN O METER. A titration was a TIT - RATION:) I get the dictionary word of the day - all writers should subscribe to that email.

Oh a subscription to a magazine - I tell Dave they are prescriptions (I'm sure the doctor would want me to read psychology today and Real Living:) PEE NIS - should be PEN US. Sounds better. Dontcha think?


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

You guys have been in my world all this time and never been around.. oh we would of died laughing just at a glance to each other! Yeah cRAP is that music that rattles the windows of the idiot driving the car. Doesn't deserve a drivers license.

Oh, and RH, yeah I had the SUBscriptions down because you always have to make another appointment. And a PERscription is from the magazine company because you're going to need more money PER scription. I think we got it down ladies.

And my dog, she farrorkus's. That's when she lays on her back and wiggles around to scratch her back or whatever it is she's going. It looks dorky, and frorky. It got drawn out to the dog went out farrorkusing again! She has grass on her back.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Oh - I should look into that. I always tell my husband to dumb it down to me because I don't have a big vocabulary. I speak simple but it is only because I never read the dictionary. Those big words hurt my brain... or maybe it is from me slamming my head against the big book. It is almost like wordjuries... you know - injuries from words! LOL

And Pen Us - I like that better. As a writer I would much rather be hit with one of those... lol

Katherella - those are so funny. My problem with my made up words is I can't spell them. And since they aren't in the dictionary, it is pretty hard to look up! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

We could collaborate and make a new dictionary. Kat you take a- h, BBG - you take H - R and I'll have S - Z!

The Major always used to say that between my mom, sister and I - we were an entire set of encyclopedias! Then he would assign our letters of knowledge:) He would whine (he lost every argument) and say, "you three know everything! Every g-d thing between the 3 of you!" it was like a recording:)


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - great idea - then we can publish this big dictionary and start people talking the way we talk so maybe the can understand all of us! LOL


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@hanwillingham - Thanks for commenting. I apoligize for getting back to you so late as in the comment got stuck in the spam folder. I appreciate your feedback! :)


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Rest stops can be nasty sometimes but they are necessities. On more than one occasion it was just TOO nasty and I went on. Fortunately my bladder did not explode. I must say...the best ones on average that I have ever seen are in Iowa. Even wrote a hub about them!

I'll never forget one time I was in a rest stop waiting my turn when a woman came in...took a look at the closed doors and the line of women waiting...hopped up on one of the sinks and relieved herself in front of all of us. Talk about gross! I think if I was that desperate, I would have found a bush outside. Interesting comments you have gotten! :)


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Peggy W - I am pretty picky about my rest stops. In fact we just got back from a nice long vacation back in Wisconsin. There are some places you just don't stop if you are looking for a bathroom. Luckily I travel enough to know the difference!

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