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Concession Stand

Posted by hrgarippa on 31 January, 2006

I was just reminded at our staff meeting that I volunteered to run the concession stand for the West Dallas Little League…Yeah! That means we will have lots of hot dogs (with sauerkraut and spicy mustard), nachos, definitely must have root beer and of course sunflower seeds. But what else is a must have at a little league concession stand???

The games begin April 22.


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Lice number three

Posted by hrgarippa on 31 January, 2006

Last night I did the mayonnaise test, you put mayo in your hair and comb through it with a fine tooth comb. This is suppose to catch the little guys so you can see if you actually have lice or not, (it is a handy trick for someone who doesn’t live with a nit-picker.) Anyway, I do not think I have lice…but I am still not 100% sure. I have in the process learned a great deal about this awful plague. Here is some info for you:

Nits (the eggs of the head louse) are small yellowish-white, oval-shaped eggs that are “to the side of a hair shaft glued” at an angle
Nits must be laid by live lice. You cannot “catch nits.”
Once laid, it takes 7-10 days for a nit to hatch, and another 7-10 days for the female to mature and begin laying her own eggs.
Head lice are clear in color when hatched, then quickly develop a reddish-brown color after feeding.
Head lice are about the size of sesame seeds.
Head lice have six legs equipped with claws to grasp the hair.
Head lice are crawling insects. They cannot hop, jump, or fly.
Head lice do not thrive on pets.
Head lice are small, wingless insects which feed on human blood. They need human blood in order to survive.
Head lice live for approximately 30 days on a host and a female louse may lay up to 100 nits (eggs).
Head lice off of their human hosts will starve. The NPA suggests that, in most cases, a head louse will not survive for more than 24 hours off of its human host.

There is a wealth of information at

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Lice, Continued

Posted by hrgarippa on 31 January, 2006

I thought maybe after my last little post about lice I should maybe say that getting lice around here is pretty common. I am not saying that is true because of the living conditions in fact lice does not like an environment that is dirty they prefer to live where it is clean. Greasy/Oily hair actually repeals them. The reason that it is so common for the little buggers is because once they are contracted most people don’t go through the necessary measures to completely rid themselves of the pests. It is a long tedious process to purify yourself of all louses and so on they live in the hearts of stuffed animals and in the mattress and the sofa.

In another story, a story that is not for the faint of heart Neighborhood Ministries, where my brother works when he is in Phoenix has a ministry to young mother and their children. John’s girlfriends mother is in charge of this particular area of ministry and one time she was caring for a new child that had just come to the ministry and she realized that the child had cockroach eggs in her hair…

So in light of that, lice isn’t so bad.

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Posted by hrgarippa on 31 January, 2006

So I think I might have lice. I’m not entirely sure since just the thought of the louses make me want to scratch and last time I thought I had lice I scratch my scalp so bad that I caused all kind so scalp issues which made me even more paranoid and further increased the scratching and on and on it went.

Anyway I may need a nit-picker, any volunteers?

And speaking of nit-pickers I heard on NPR that there are professional nit-pickers who make obscene amounts of money picking the nits out of little rich kids hair. In fact I discovered this website, I guess you can do just about anything.

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Theraputic Day

Posted by hrgarippa on 28 January, 2006

Today is a wonderful day. It is raining, something it hasn’t been doing much of here in Texas, George Winston is playing, I’m making bread, drinking coffee, and blogging. What more could I ask for.

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More Pictures

Posted by hrgarippa on 28 January, 2006

A couple of years ago all the girls in my fam took our first annual “Garippa Girls Trip.” We went to Seattle, which we loved. We haven’t made it an annual thing unfortunately, maybe every five years. I found some of my favorite pics from that trip. Seattle is great, very peaceful.

Laughing at the photographer…

Not laughing…

Aren’t these women beautiful. I am so blessed to have such great Garippa Girls in my life.

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My Niece, Rachel

Posted by hrgarippa on 28 January, 2006

I’ve been going through some pictures that I have on my computer and found this great one of my precious niece Rachel.

She is becoming quite the young lady…five years old, and so smart.

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You are the Sun

Posted by hrgarippa on 25 January, 2006

You are the sun shining down on everyone
Light of the world giving light to everything I see
Beauty so brilliant I can hardly take it in
And everywhere you are is warmth and light

And I am the moon with no light of my own
Still you have made me to shine
And as I glow in this cold dark nightI know
I can’t be a light unless I turn my face to you

This is from the latest CD from Sara Groves, a great Christian artist.

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Little League

Posted by hrgarippa on 24 January, 2006

West Dallas Little League is getting ready to start and I am excited. The teams will begin practicing in March and the first pitch is sometime in April. We’ll have around 12 teams and the league will include tee-ball and softball. We are currently recruiting players, coaches, team-moms, concession stand workers, and people to cheer these kids on.

I never played sports as a kid but my brothers did and I loved going to the games. I loved when I was able to work at the concession stand. There is just something fun and simple about little league. I am also so excited about what this is going to teach the kids, they are really going to be a part of a positive organization and that excites me.

Hip Hip Hooray for Baseball!

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I’ve been tagged, I’ve never been tagged before…

Posted by hrgarippa on 16 January, 2006

Sweetpea tagged me so here goes…

Four jobs I’ve had:

1) I worked at Baskin Robbins in High School with three of my closest friends. It was the best job because we had no supervisor and our location was never very busy. So it was mostly a hang out for our friends, a place to do homework and lots of free ice cream. I quit after three months when I realized I was gaining weight at an extremely fast rate. Free ice cream is not always a good thing.

2) I became a nanny after High School and moved to New York

3) Then moved to Dallas were I worked at PCPC for Skip Ryan

4) Now I work at Mercy Street in West Dallas.

4 movies I could watch over and over:

Roman Holiday, I want to take a Roman Holiday
Return to Me, i cry every time I watch this movie
Garden State, I completely identify with a girl in a helmet with a seizure disorder among other things in the movie.
Once it is available on DVD, Pride and Prejudice, no comment necessary.

places I’ve lived:

Phoenix, AZ
Scarsdale, NY
New York City, NY
Dallas, TX

tv shows I like to watch:

Will and Grace…It just makes me laugh
Scrubs…even more funny
anything crime scene/fighting related

website you visit daily:

The Daily Life of Sweetpea(s)
My blog

Places You’ve been on Vacation:

San Carlos, Mexico – As a kid my family would go every summer
Pretty much everywhere in the United States
The Bahamas

Notice that the only places I’ve been are places that allow you to travel without a passport. It is seriously sad that I do not have a passport. Something i hope to change this year, even if I never use it.

Favorite Foods:

Dark Chocolate
Love anything asian
Love the Indian
I am learning to appreciate Soul food and Mexican food (real authentic mexican food)

Where would I rather be right now:

I would rather be in the middle of nowhere in a cabin (that is fully functioning…bathroom, kitchen, etc.) that is surrounded by mountains and on a lake.

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