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?