Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Line Dancing Anyone?

I seriously need to get some more hobbies. I need to spice up my life with something different and fun. The only thing I can think of doing is COUNTRY LINE DANCING! Yea... I said it. I love country music so this is perfect.

I was totally perusing youtube the other morning at work looking for little instruction videos. I found a couple and I think I actually might try to learn some of these! If the mister can learn a few tricks on the guitar from youtube, I can definitely learn how to do a few line dances, right? Maybe? Anyone?

There are a few bars around town that have country nights with line dancing. I've been a few times, but the only one I know is the electric slide. haha. How great will it be when I know more!?!? :) :) :)

Okay, new goal: Learn to line dance.

Monday, December 7, 2009

CIM - December 6th 2009

I did it. I'm still alive. I didn't break anything.

Sunday was amazing! I woke up at 5am, left the house a little before 6am, and got stuck in traffic by the runner drop off point at 6:20am. The mister dropped me off and had to turn around because they weren't letting people be dropped off too close to the starting line. We then had to pile into buses and be shuttled the rest of the way. By the time we were let off the bus, I had about 15 minutes until the race started. I was soooo nervous and I had to pee like a race horse! I stood in line FOREVER for a portapotty and then finally made it to the starting lines with about 4 minutes to spare. When I say I made it to the starting lines, I mean that I was jammed like sardines next to other excited/nervous runners and I could see the starting line waaaaaaaay up there. Haha!

Then the gun went off and I started my watch. Then I just stood there. Yea.... I didn't end up moving for a while and I didn't even cross the stating lines until 4 minutes after the gun went off. Haha! It was so crazy! There were over 8000 runners there! I was closer to the back of course, but it was so much fun! Maybe I was drunk on the excitement. Lol.

Then we hit Mile marker 1. They have a huge banner up that says Mile 1. It was so cool. I didn't know they would do that. I loved it because I could keep track of my progress better. I made pretty good time for the first 5 miles. Then I came to the 1st relay exchange. It was so crowded. I had to fight my way through. Once I made it I could feel my body start to slow down. Haha. The wind picked up and blew against me which didn't help either. And did I mention there were some CRAZY hills I had to conquer? It was out of control! I didn't realize it would be soooo hilly.

The next however many miles I ran were not pleasant. I had a goal to not stop or walk at all so I had to keep jogging. It was not easy. Those hills were killer. Guaranteed that I could have walked faster than I was "jogging" but I was determined to accomplish my goal.

I didn't see anyone I knew the whole race until I was just finishing up. One of my coworkers was helping to scout us out as we came in to exchange at the relay. He was so happy and energized and ran with me to meet my relay partner. I was on the verge of tears. It wasn't just because I saw someone; I was just so happy to be done. Lol. When running I could see the Mile 13 marker then I had to run a little father because a half marathon is 13.1 miles. I crossed over the half marathon split chip timer thingy and almost cried because I realized I had to go FURTHER to reach the relay exchange point. :( My half was technically 13.5 miles. Then right as I was getting there, I saw my coworker. He was the first familiar face I saw all day, and he'll hold a special place in my heart because of it.

I finished 13.5 hilly miles in 2 hours and 39 minutes. I was expecting 3 hours so this was awesome!

Anyways, I finished. I'm proud. I got a medal. I can now mark this off my bucket list. :)

By the way, check out the awesome arm warmer thingies I made out of knee high socks. :) I love them.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sentry Pro XFC Flea Medicine

Never use this product on your dog. Seriously.

We used this on Bear Sunday because the vet was closed and we needed some sort of flea medicine for him asap. We were already at Petsmart so we figured we'll just pick something up to tie him down for a while.

NEVER doing that again! This medicine has seriously awful side effects. Foaming, spasms, etc.We had to check it out online and we read that TONS of other dogs had similar reactions. It was terrible. :(

Just FYI.

3 Days and Counting

Someone hit me with their car. Quick!

Just kidding (sorta). The CIM is Sunday. THIS Sunday... like 3 days from now. Ugh.

I'm NOT ready for this. I haven't prepared enough. I will probably pass out. Ok... that's a little dramatic, but you know what I mean. This is my first race and will probably be my last. Haha. I'm such a baby.

I'm scared to death. How lame is that? I'm so nervous I'll probably be sick. It wouldn't be so bad if I was just doing this race myself, but my whole office will be there to "support" me (when I say support, I mean judge... lol). I should have trained harder.... but running is boring to me. Oh well. Three more days and then I can breath again.

Let's hope I make it until then.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas is fast approaching...

I'm sooooooo excited!!!! I'm sure you all are as well; you just don't want to admit it. The day after Thanksgiving (after I got home from shopping like a crazed person with my mother; don't judge me), I started putting up the few Christmas decorations I had. Luckily, my mother gave me a few things to make our place look a little more festive. I might have slightly freaked out my father in law when he came over later that day and I was wrapping Christmas gifts. I had a ton of gifts to wrap too. Luckily all the little things are taken care of now. I just need to finish shopping for the big things now.

Omg. I'm turning into my mother.

On a positive note, the mister and I got our very first Christmas tree this weekend. :) :) :) We went to Apple Hill and cut it down ourselves (actually that's a lie; I supervised while the hubs did it). Then we went home and I decorated it.

And here is the final product (this is a crappy picture.... I never have my camera around so I use my phone):

Anyone else excited about Christmas!?!?!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Morning Rituals

We all have morning rituals that must be done daily. My morning ritual happens when I get to work. I usually arrive about 45 minutes early (I need time to myself to drink my coffee and wake up a little more before I start answering the phones here). I update calendars for our meeting rooms and  hang them up for the day. While walking around the office, I have my ipod on since there are usually only 1 or 2 others here and I'm blasting country music. The country music gets me really pumped and I end up singing (not very well) and dancing while making my way around the office. I love it. This totally gets me ready for the day.

Maybe I need to rethink this ritual. After I made it back to my desk I was bombarded with emails and instant messages from my coworkers who were making fun of me. I guess I didn't hear them earlier because my ipod was turned up really loud. Now they continue to tease me. Since when did these people start getting here so early?!

I feel dumb.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I had a breakthrough on Sunday. My half marathon is in a couple of weeks (yea, that makes me want to cry too), and I'm totally unprepared. Training for this marathon has made me realize that I hate running. I never want to do this again. It's not fun for me. It's boring and exhausting. Boo.

But anyways, back to what I was saying in the beginning. I needed to up my mileage drastically. I mean my long runs were coming to be about 6 miles-ish because I would be so bored to continue. This Sunday the mister and I took ourselves out to Lake Natoma and I ran it! Yea... well, I ran on one side and back. It came up to be about 10 miles! That's a huge accomplishment for me! I hadn't run in over a week before that either.

So this Sunday I plan on making one lap around. I'm told it's supposed to be 11.4 miles. I can do it. The first 4 miles are the worst, but after that I'll push through.

I rock.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mean People Suck

So after thinking long and hard about how I was going to word this without specifics, I decided that there was no real way to do it. Of course, that doesn't mean I'm gonna give specifics either.
I just want you all to know that mean people suck. Mean people suck so bad that after dealing with them I had to go home and finish off half a bottle of champagne by myself. That's huge for me! I don't really drink anymore so having one drink would have been crazy.... half a bottle of champagne is ridiculous.
Why are people so mean? Why are people so mean to people they don't even know? And I don't mean in a non-specific way.... why do they target you and get all personal with you when they don't know you?
I guess I'm still surprised that someone who I have never met can single me out and be so cruel. I've never been anything but pleasant to this person and I have witnesses to the fact that the little interaction we have had has been nothing but pleasant.
Jeez... I wish I could just say it, but I can't. I recently found out that there are people out there who keep tabs on me. They want to know what is going on in my life so they can bring me down. Why, you ask? The only answer I could come up with is because I friggin rock. Duh.


I ran yesterday.... the first time in forever. My half marathon is in about 1 month. I need to get it in gear. I'm actually starting to get a little scared. It's gonna hurt like no other. I'm gonna hate everyone that day. haha.

Anyways.... that's all  have to say about that (in my Forrest Gump voice).

Friday, October 23, 2009

Busy Busy Bee

I haven't been around lately, but I am here!

I've been swamped with work, school. mean people, etc. I'll be back soon though.

P.S. Look for a post coming up regarding how much mean people do suck. I can't give specifics in the post obviously, but I'll do my best to portray how this ill spirited person is trying to run me down. Boo to mean people!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Click This.

Enough said.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pumpkin Carving

Ok.... whoever decided that this should be something for children was dead wrong. For one thing, there are sharp tools involved. Multiple sharp tools. Secondly, it takes patience.... almost too much patience. What child really has the patience to follow through to the finish? I don't know any. Did I mention there are sharp tools involved?

Here is my first pumpkin in years. I followed a stencil and it still ended up warped. I'd like to see a kid do this. Actually I'm lying.... that would just piss me off because theirs would be better. And this took me almost 45 minutes. Ugh. I'm not sure I have to stamina to do another....

Not bad though, right? Anyone?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Lack of Motivation?

I feel like I am constantly surrounded by people who have big goals and dreams for the future. They always want to finish school as fast as they can so they can move on to a different school. They want to work crazy hours to get promoted and work the corporate ladder of success. I am not one of those people. Does that make me less of a person?

I think I am finally tired of everyone judging me because I'm not their idea of "ambitious." I'm not in a hurry to finish school and that's okay. It doesn't mean that I don't have goals in life. It doesn't mean that I'm not smart. It doesn't mean that I will never finish. I am making a choice. MY choice. And yes, I have reasons for the choices I am making. As a matter of fact, these decisions are what are best for my family.

Let me lay it out: Right now my goal is get my family financially stable and secure. This requires me to devote my time to working and saving. In a few years, we'll be completely out of debt except for our mortgage. We'll also have a substantial emergency fund unlike many families today. In about 5-6 years, we plan on having children. My biggest request in this endeavor was that I don't want to work full time after we start having kids (another reason why we need to be financially secure). Of course, I will work part time to save my sanity and give us a little extra income. I want to be the one raising my kids though... not leaving them in a daycare (that ends up taking all my money anyways). That works for some families, but that is not what I have in mind for mine. I'm not judging; I'm just stating what I feel. I also plan on finishing up my degree when the kids get a little older and start school themselves. There's no real reason for me to rush through it when I don't even plan on using it! It's for my benefit only. I don't need it to validate myself or feel accomplished. I just want it. :)

So tell me: am I less of a person because I'm not as "ambitious" as you?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Huh? Training for what? OOOHHHHHHHH!!!! Riiiiiiiiiight.

Um.... so I am still training for the CIM Half Marathon. Sorta.

I've lost all focus and motivation for running. The runs are getting sooooo long. I can't seem to fit an hour and a half 3 times a week into my schedule. It's crazy to me. I don't understand how mothers can do so much. I feel like I can't focus on more than 2 things at a time. I have work (which is pretty crazy right now), school (ugh. don't ask), training for the half marathon, cooking meals, budgeting for the future, being a wife, being a daughter, being a friend, being myself. It's too much for me to handle. People keep saying  to take it one thing at a time, but I can't do that. I need to do all of these... but I can't at the same time.

I just want to curl up in bed and read... is that too much to ask?!


We all make them..... sometimes.

Well, I have decided to make the biggest sacrifice for my husband. You all ready to hear this?

I've decided to give up lattes to save money for the mister's new motor in the Mustang. He needs it by December.

This is a huge sacrifice for me! Haven't you read the post a few weeks ago about my obsessive love for lattes? It's quite sickening to be honest.

I know I know....I'm such a good wife.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Thoughts: Dark Cloister

Eh, this book was

If you're into the whole "innocent girl who leaves her friends and family to serve God only to be caught in the middle of an island ghost mystery and love triangle which of course ends happily with a perfect marriage" then this book is for you.

I need more suspense, drama, temptations, etc. I'm not gonna lie.

I just started the 2nd book in a series by Laurell Hamilton. I already finished the first book, but I haven't been updating my blog as frequently. The first book was called A Kiss of Shadows. The one I'm reading now is called A Caress of Twilight. It's kinda magical, but set in everyday life to make it seem a bit more believable. If any of you have read the Sookie Stackhouse books, you'll know what I mean (speaking of which, I love those books!). Anyways, I won't be doing a 'My Thoughts' on every book in the series mostly because I'll be so boring, but I'll let you all know towards the end of the series how things are going with them.

Guilty Pleasures...

We all have them.

I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours.... Don't worry, I'll go first:

Fanny packs. I seriously <3 these.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Am I the only one who is totally excited about the fact that it is OCTOBER?! The leaves should be changing colors soon; I get to wear scarves again; it's time to go to the pumpkin patch!!! I'm not normally this excited about Fall, but this is my first year of being married and I want to celebrate everything with the mister. Yes... he thinks I'm nuts (just wait until we have kids!) :) We plan on getting 3 pumpkins: one for me, one for the husband, and one for the doglet. SOOOOOO excited!!! I even got the pumpkin carving kit already. :)

I plan on decorating for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (even though that's a little while off). I'm just really excited about it all. I want to stay home on Halloween and hand out candy. I NEVER want to do that. LOL. I figure that if we decorate the outside with Halloween decorations, then we might actually get trick'o'treaters... or just robbed. LOL. I hope not though....

I bought the first few decorations a week ago. I got our pumpkin shaped candy bowl to put the candy in for the trick'o'treaters, I got a pumpkin shaped harvest decoration that says "Welcome Friends" and I got a little pumpkin shaped candle holder. I figure the pumpkins work for both Halloween and Thanksgiving because they are harvest-y.

Anyways, can you tell I'm super excited?! What are you guys doing to celebrate?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

THAT Person

I can't stand THAT person.

I hate that THAT person felt they needed to add something to a conversation about having/raising children when they don't have any of their own. What can THAT person honestly offer that particular conversation? Nothing of value that is for sure... so why does THAT person feel the need to say something? I have no clue.

What makes matters worse is that THAT person related having/raising a dog to having/raising a child!! Seriously?! Those are two very different things! Did THAT person expect to be taken seriously?

Dear friend,
I'm so sorry. I'm an idiot. I obviously wasn't thinking. I just wanted to relate to your life, but I had nothing to offer. I can't believe that I'm THAT person. Please forgive me.

I suck.

Monday, September 21, 2009

My Thoughts: Twice the Temptation

This was one of those "2 books in 1" things. There were 2 stories within the actual book, but they both centered around each other and this "cursed" diamond.

Overall I liked this book. It was an easy read and I dig England in the 1800s. I'm definitely into the whole chivalry, young ladies needing chaperons, etc. People treated honor and respect completely different then than they do now. It's sad really. Oh well. Off my mini rant...

I wouldn't recommend this book if you were going for intellectual reading, but it was fun. And I think the author and I could make the best of friends. I tend to read to back biography section of authors a little too often, but I adore this lady. Finally there is a biography that is more real and funny versus the whole "she lives in Kentucky with her husband and 2 dogs." The biography had me cracking up! She seems like someones I would totally have coffee with on a consistent basis (and I can't say that about a lot of people).

The Watermelon Crawl

Saturday night was a true testament to the comedy routine "You might be a redneck if..." The hubs and I went to the "NEW" Stockton 99 Speedway for some good 'ol oval track racing. I've never been to a race like this... though I've seen a little on television. I'm usually surrounded by drag racing. This was a welcomed change of scenery.

Now let me tell you... this was a blast! There were a bunch of cars on a 1/4 mile oval track racing around a circle. That doesn't sound that great, but when you have tons of cars and a small track it gets interesting. People are bumping up against each other and crashing. It's amazing.
Speaking of crashes, during one of the main events on Saturday night, there was a pretty big crash. One of the leaders was clipped in the back and turned to the side. Well, that was definitely bad since there were tons of cars right on his back bumper. Almost everyone crashed. There was some definite carnage. (I totally loved it!) After a huge cleanup, there were 6 less cars.
To top the evening off, we had a 299 lap watermelon Enduro!!! What is that, you ask? Oh, ya know... pure awesome-ness. The crowd went down and smashed watermelons all over the track, then we wet the track with soap and water. The drivers had to do 299 laps on THAT! LOL. It was so fun. They were sliding and smashing and spinning. Totally safe, right?

Yea... I wasn't joking. Watermelons. Crates and crates full of them. I know you're jealous.

You might be a redneck if... you smash watermelons on a track and then proceed to have a 299 enduro on that same track.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My Thoughts: Daughter of the Stars

This book was very G/PG rated compared to most books I read (don't judge me). It was an easy read, but there wasn't much happening. It was about a woman who knew nothing of her family or past because her mother moved when she was very young away from everything and refused to tell her anything. Now that woman is at least 30 and she still doesn't know anything - even her father's name! That seemed a little ridiculous to me, but that's because I would have done some research if I felt like a part of me was missing by not knowing (which she did).

Anyways, this book revolved around the girl finally meeting some of her long lost family and trying to piece together the scandal that frightened her mother away so many years before. It, honestly, wasn't all that interesting of a scandal. I felt like there needed to be more, but, hey, to each their own. I guess I'm just used to more action/adventure.

And yes, there was some ridiculous love interest. I hate when they barely know eachother to "omg! we're in love!" That just makes me sick because that's not life.

I think I need to read more believable stories to make sure my connection to the real world doesn't diminish, but I want to finish off this bag of books that my mother-in-law let me borrow.

(Yes... I secretly do love the ridiculous-ness of these stories. Don't judge me)


This word makes me so happy. I don't think I can explain the joy it brings to me.
I have this incredible addiction to lattes. Not just plain lattes though... my drink is a nonfat extra caramel caramel macchiato. It's basically a caramel latte if you get it from SB. I just can't help myself. I could seriously drink one of these every 3 hours. And right now I'm loving the weather change (sorta - it's coming soon). I can get these hot! Steamed milk is another thing that makes me so happy. no wonder I'm addicted to lattes. Don't even try to get me on regular drip coffee. I've tried it. It's a no bueno. I need the steamed milk.
I wish the mister would allow a twice daily SB budget for me. I NEED it!
Anyone else crazy addicted to something?
By the way... wanna be my best friend? If so, just start buying me coffee....

Friday, September 11, 2009



I'm totally obsessed with this blog. It's kinda freaking me out a little. I'm using a blog template that Leelou designed (check it out) and I'm crazy about it. I think it's because the colors are almost exactly like my wedding colors (chocolate brown, olive green, ivory, with pops of pink). My wedding had more brown and less pink, but this template is so fun! I fins that I like pulling it up online just so I can stare at it.

How lame am I?

On second thought... don't answer that question.

Sad Day


Jefe died.

Jefe was one of my little fancy mice that the mister and I adopted a little while ago. We're not sure what happened, but we came home after dinner and he was lying underneath his food dish. It was awkward and very sad.

Anyways, the hubs will be burying him today in our garden.


My Thoughts: Lord of Legends

So.... this book was interesting. Eh, it wasn't too bad. You have to like the fantasy aspect in order to enjoy this book though.

It takes place in the 1800s (I think) so it still has that regency feel to it. I love that! I did feel that nothing really happened until the last couple of chapters. That kinda irked me. And if you're expecting tons of fantasy included throughout, you'll be disappointed. There was just a tad of fantasy concentrated at the end, but it wasn't enough. Of course, there is supposed to be this "other world," but we're only given a tiny glimpse of it. I happen to really enjoy the supernatural part in books, but this one let me down. I felt like I was being teased.

Anyways, the beginning and middle really seemed to be leading up to the last couple of chapters. It took me longer to finish it because I felt like there wasn't anything going on. LOL.

But, of course, I want to read the next book in this series.... I get attached quite easily. :D

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Family Drives

So, my doglet loves going for car rides. He relishes any chance to go somewhere new. All he wants to do is stick his head out the window and let the wind blow in his face. What is it about dogs that makes them want to do that? Do they all like that or is it just some of them? Bear even learned how to roll down the windows in the truck (which is really bad by the way). Of course when it's hot outside, we have the air conditioner on which Bear doesn't like because the windows are up. Now the pup has learned a new favorite trick in the car for hot days:
He puts his face up to the vent and lets it hit him like the wind. He likes it better when the air conditioner is turned up high though so the air so flowing out faster. What a little goob.
But seriously... who can say no to this little face?
It's impossible when he looks at me this way. What a little love bug. :D

Bodega Bay Weekend

This Sunday, the mister and I took our doglet to Bodega Bay. My parentals were camping out for the weekend so we thought we would drive up there for the day and hang out. Mostly, the hubs just wanted to fish. :D He thinks he's sneaky. He wakes me up at 6:15am (on my 3 day weekend!) so we can get there super early.... and this is how we spend our first 4.5 hours:
The munchkin and I spent all 4.5 hours climbing through rocks while the hubs fished. He caught some though! My little man is very courageous! He just jumped from one rock to the next without a care in the world. I totally had him on a harness and leash though just to keep him close and safe. He's a jumping jelly bean!
And this is how we spent the next hour or so... Bear was asleep between us while we sat and flipped through a Summit magazine. Charming family picture, no? :D
Well at least the mister and I got to go to the Tides restaurant and gift shop. It was fun to rummage around the silly shop and share some clam chowder. Then we took a few pictures of the bay view:
Good times.
What did you guys do this weekend?

Friday, September 4, 2009

Toilet Rings

I hate them.

I live in an older duplex with older fixtures and such so I need really good cleaners. I've been obsessed with 409 for a while, but I really need something extremely powerful to clean the rings off our toilets. It's awful. When we first moved in, I scrubbed with all my might. It didn't do much. And now it seems that the day after I clean the toilets, the rings magically reappear. They're starting to really piss me off. LOL.
What are you guys using? I need something powerful and effective. I don't want to have to clean them everyday either. Ideas, people.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


So this year to support the Lionakis Foundation, I've decided to take part in the CIM Marathon! Don't freak out... I'm not running a full marathon. But I am running a half! Woo hoo!! For those of you who don't know, a half marathon is 13.1 miles and I'm a lazy bum. Ugh. I really want to do this for me though. I need to lose weight and get healthy anyways. This is my chance! We have a trainer who is helping us out with our training schedules and questions. Luckily, she is telling me what to run or I would totally slack off! The marathon is December 6th. Thank goodness too. I need all the time I can get. I'm so out of shape. I'm blogging about this to help keep me accountable. Now you all know... all 5 of you who follow this blog. Haha.

So make sure to ask me how training is going. I might grunt at first, but that is just expected. :D

I'm just an 8 year old stuck in this twenty-something body...

Little things make me happy: steamed milk, ice in the freezer, walking, etc. I don't need much to be satisfied. Lately, the mister and I have spending quite a lot of time at Petsmart. I'm so addicted to that store. Walking around and looking at everything gives me such a thrill! We're huge animal lovers. I wish I lived on a farm with tons of property. I would just fill it up with animals and trees (I love trees too!). Petsmart is dangerously close to our house now so we end up taking a drive there when we feel the need (at least twice a week). Plus, this is one of those places where the doglet is encouraged to come. Love it!
Here's the problem.... every time we go there, the hubs and I end up wanting to adopt some sort of animal. At first it was fish.... check. We already have a dog... check. Well, now it is mice. We love them. They are so cute! Yes, I understand that this is a pet for an 8 year old, but I don't care. Every time I go in there and see them running around on their wheel or sleeping, the need to adopt just grows bigger and bigger. Well, we finally adopted 2 fancy mice! Woo hoo!!!! This makes me soooo happy. They are the cutest things EVER (after my doglet, of course).
Now this is obviously a terrible picture, but seriously.... how cute is it? The doglet is so intrigued by them! He has already claimed them as his pets. Is it weird for my pet to have a pet? I think not. These are more his size too. Every morning he runs to the door of the room we keep their cage in and just waits for us to open it so he can greet them. He is like a little kid! Adorable!
I'll eventually get pictures of the actual mice, but the doglet has taken all of their time and attention lately. :D
Now.... what kinda animal should we get next? I've been working on getting a cat for a while now.... we'll see. :D

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


So.... did I mention that my husband and I drag race? Yea... drag race. I know, I know... we're friggin awesome. :D
Here I am staging to race with the hubs on the side coaching me through it for my first time.

Well, really, the mister is the one who is the pro at it, but I'm learning. I got my first car and already took it out for some base runs. I get pretty decent lights for a newbie. Well the hubs has 3 race cars: Mustang, Duster, and a LeMans. The Mustang is his winner/consistent car, the Duster is his fun/project car, and the LeMans is his street/show car (and the only street legal one). I have a Chevy Vega! I know... Vegas have a bad rep.  Well they suck as everyday street cars, but they make pretty decent drag cars  if you put the parts and work into them (which we haven't really done at this point- it can be expensive!).
Anyways, I thought I would share our cool hobby with you all and mention that the hubs finished in 2nd place overall this season! Woo Hoo! I sure did marry a stud. He is now qualified and entered in the Race of Champions next month in Arizona. Go, Honey!
The mister getting a congrats kiss after winning in his Mustang. :D

Lord of Legends

Anyone read this book by Susan Krinard? My friend let me borrow it and it has definitely peaked my interest. Supposedly it's about the King of the Unicorns (yea... I said it - unicorns) and how he was cursed to live as a man. Of course he is supposed to be completely irresistible (why would I bother with this if he wasn't?). Reading the back cover of this book has led me to realize that this book is going to be so amazing cheesy and ridiculous. I think I love it already. The author uses the word "consummate" on the back! I mean seriously.... who uses that word anyways let alone as part of the description?! Ahhh..... looking forward to this fun fest. Don't judge me. I know you all watch those Lifetime/Hallmark movies like I do. I can appreciate good literature, but I can also savor the funny cheesy stuff. I always know I'll be in a lighter mood after laughing at the ridiculous-ness.

Good times.

What are you guys reading? I think I've been reading a little too much cheesiness and need to get back into the good stuff. My problem is that I LOVE buying my books at thrift stores for less than a quarter each! It's slim pickins there.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Our First Fish Tank

This weekend, the mister and I finally got fish for our fish tank. We set it up about two weeks ago, but needed to make sure the water was ready for fish. We took our water sample in to Petsmart, and they were impressed with how perfect it was. (Good job, Husband!) So we got fish!!! We only have a ten gallon tank so we are only allowed ten inches of fish. The mister picked them out: 1 Black Molly (the only actual name I know), 1 fast striper looking fish, and 2 of those little sucker fishes (my favs!). I can't wait to get a few more, but the mister says we should wait a little while to make sure these ones live (not sure if that was a crack at my care taking abilities or not).

The best thing about these fish is that my little love muffin doglet likes them too.

Yes.... he sits there on our bed and actively watches them. It's the most adorable thing ever!! How could I not take a picture?! Sorry it's not a good picture though... my phone can be lame.


I've finally figured out why everyone thinks I'm a good receptionist. You guys ready for this?

I give off good vibes.

WTH. Yea, I said the same thing. What is that supposed to mean? It's not because I make sure I'm early everyday, I work hard, I make relationships with the staff and clients, I ask to serve more.....??? My "vibes" are really the reason. Well, just kick me in the face next time. If this is supposed to make me feel good, it sucks. Try again. I suppose I shouldn't be offended. I like to serve people and build relationships... it just comes natural to me.

But this makes me ponder.... how are vibes established? Are we all programmed with a certain set of vibes or do they change depending on our mood? I've definitely had good days and bad days up here... do my vibes change? What if I want to change my vibes? What if I don't like every delivery person coming in and telling me random life stories when all I said was "Good morning." Is that possible? Ideas, people.

And We're Off!


So this was not the best start to a blog. Oh well. Let me tell you.... writing consistently in a blog is tough work! You have to come up with interesting topics to talk about on a continuous basis. If that doesn't stress you out, then kudos to you. I, on the other hand, freak out over this kinda thing. Why am I writing in a blog, you ask? Well, now that's a loaded question. I could simplify it by saying that I'm bored, but that wouldn't be the complete truth. I always have something to do. Let me just say that I'm trying to expand my horizons and try new things. I'm not getting any younger, so I'm trying to experience as much as I can while I can.

Anyone else feel this way?