Friday, October 31, 2008


So I've had such a crazy week that I didn't even get to do a very important birthday post. Yesterday was my dad's birthday. And I have zero time to even begin writing about him right now. So look for it this weekend.

(And no, I didn't forget his birthday, I just forgot to blog it.)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Friday Photo and Happy Halloween!

It's finally here!!! Happy Halloween friends!

I have a special photo for you today. Tim and I carved most of our pumpkins this week. Some were just too darn difficult so they stayed alive. But here's our result of a LOT of work...

Up top we have a giant pumpkin eating a little guy. The little guy to his left is screaming and the little guy to the right is just plain shocked. Second row we have Frankenstein, a random cute guy, and Jack Skellington. And the bottom row is Domo (!!!!), Tad's idea, and another random cute guy.

And because not everyone knows just how much I love Domo...

That's me and my Domo pumpkin. Tim carved it for me. Cuz he loves me. <3

Happy Halloween all! Have fun tonight, be safe, and if you're bummin' around my town gimme a call. I'll be at Club Fred's.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

*sigh* There are no words

Yup. No words for this week. I'm so tired.

My poor master teacher... Sunday night I get a voicemail that she threw her back out and got a sub for Monday. I've been there long enough that I pretty much could run the class though so things weren't horrible. She was out Monday and Tuesday. BUT this week was parent-teacher conferences, so she was coming in a few minutes after dismissal so she could get the conferences done. Today she came back for the whole day, but everyone knew she still wasn't doing good. Luckily, our late conference today came in yesterday so we were done by three and she had time to go to the doctor.

I get a text from Lori tonight... her doctor put her on bedrest the rest of the week.

So the class is mine tomorrow (the sub gets to sit and be a helper basically). Not bad, I can handle it. There is the writing sample to think about... I haven't had to give one before, but it'll be manageable.

Then there's the conferences themselves. We had twelve on Monday. I got home at six. Eight yesterday. I got home at six. Today we were done early, but I had class so there was really no rest for me. There's only supposed to be one tomorrow but I'm guessing Lori will reschedule or do a phone conference. Those are going well. I've had a couple parents mention that their kids have talked about me and like me. That's always nice.

Then there's all the little things here and there this week. I had a doctor's appointment today, first thing. Tad was with us Monday and Tuesday (Tim had the days off). I feel like a slacker because I haven't been able to bake. I'm trying to get school work done. I have to get my science unit planned which is proving more difficult than I thought. And Friday I have seminar.

Yes, I have class on Halloween. From 8:30 to 2:30. Laaaame. And on top of that, it's interview techniques and such and there will be HR from several school districts there. Which means no festive Halloween t-shirt. Nope. Nice interview attire. Super lame!

Then there's no rest because we're taking the kids out that night. Plus Beth wants to go out. Plus I have a baby shower the next day. Oh, and tomorrow is my dad's birthday.

Throw in the fact that my allergies have been making me feel like crap every morning and I'm completely out of ways to describe my week.

So sorry if I'm slacking here. I will try to keep up, but as of right now - no promises.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Random Survey

A lame-o myspace survey. But I'm pretty tired and it's been quite a week. I'll fill you in and make the post tomorrow a bit better.

What type of day are you having?

A busy, tired one. I can't wait for the weekend. Even though that'll probably be busy too.

Was there anyone who "made your day"?

Not really. Although Tad's cuteness always makes me smile.

Are you liking how you look today?

Meh. I got to wear sweats to school today so at least I was super comfy!

Do you have anyone crushing on you?

It's not likely.

Have you ever eaten a bug?

I may have on accident. But why on earth would I ever do that on purpose???

Are you vegeterian?

Heck no. Sometimes a good hamburger is perfect.

When was the last time you kissed someone?


Have you ever had something stuck between your teeth, but no one decided to tell you?

I don't think so. My friends and family are nicer than that.

Are you a mother or a father?

Neither at the moment. And I'll never be a daddy. I have the painful task of being a mommy one day.

When was your last paycheck?

Uhhh... last week.

How many pets do you have?

Zero. Although I do still claim the dog at my mom's.

What kind of toothpaste do you use?

Whatever happens to be on sale when I need it.

Are you closer to being rich or poor?

We're probably closer to poor. But not too close.

Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?

No. Tim's furry, but I wouldn't call him a stuffed animal. haha...

What was the last gift someone gave you?

Tad gave me a sticker when I came home today. Does that count?

Do you appreciate that person?

I love that kid more than anything!

Are you on any type of drugs?

Just my allergy medicine. I'd be miserable without it.

Are you in love?

I think that's safe to say.

Have you ever been in love?

Yup. Currently in fact.

Do you even believe in love?

Dude, that's a stupid question. How could I be in love if I didn't believe in it?

How many things are you really thinking about right now?

A couple. I'm watching 90210, thinking about class tomorrow night, and wishing I had more time for sleep

Did you talk to anyone you didn't like today?


Do you like picnics?

Sometimes. I haven't had a real one in a while. It would be pretty fun right now actually.

Have you finished school yet?

Ugh, almost. Only about six or seven weeks left!

What is/was your worst subject?

I didn't get horrible grades in high school, but I never really liked history. Or government. Or econ.

What's your father's middle name?

He doesn't have one. His parents were too poor to afford one. Or at least that's what he told me growing up.

Are you American?

Well, seeing as how I was born and raised here...

Who are you voting for?

Not gonna go into that here. I try to keep that outta this blog.

Do you like Bush?

Well, I'm going to choose to talk about the band here. *sigh* Gavin Rossdale. Did any girl NOT love him when that band was big?

What kind of mood are you in?

Can super tired be a mood? Cuz sign me up under that column.

Are you waiting for anything?

Well, actually waiting for Tim to get home. He took the kid home.

Are you going to bed after this?

I wish I could. I have some stuff to do still.

Have you ever watched fahrenheit 9/11?


McCain or Obama?


Where were you september 11 2001?

At home. Then at school. And I think that was it.

What book are you currently reading?

I kind of skip around because of the amount of work I have.

What song did you last listen to?

I dunno. Probably the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack in my car.

What movie is in your DVD player?

I think nothing. We usually take them out when we're done watching them.

How many windows are open in your computer?


Are you a very stressed out person?

I tend to be. And I break out and get exhausted when that happens. Why can't I just drop some serious weight like some girls do when they get stressed?

How old is your mom?

I don't think she wants me telling you. And she's a regular reader.

Has your mom ever been on television or in the paper?

I don't know. Possibly? You tell me mom.

Are you single?

Surely not.

Do you have a beach house?

That would be nice.

Where do you live?

In an apartment. In the valley. Where allergies suck and it's boring.

Did you honestly miss Melrose place?

I watched maybe a couple episodes of it. So no.

Do you ever watch Bold and the beautiful?

Sure don't. I like my ABC soaps.

Do you sometimes watch the news?

Only sometimes.

Have you ever seen a UFO?

I don't think so.

Do you believe in aliens?

Sure, why not?

Do you like Jerry Springer?

He's a'ight.

Have you ever been to world trade center?

Nope, never been to New York. So want to go though!

What is your favorite magazine?

Maybe Glamour. And wedding magazines. Even though I'm already married. They just make me smile. So many shiny, pretty things!

How many times have you gone to a foreign country?

Twice. Mexico both times.

When will you next go on a plane?

Don't know. If we ever get a good vacation maybe then. Or maybe we'll fly to Vegas next year instead of driving.

When did you last go on a plane?

Last summer. To good ol' Alabama.

Do you watch football sundays?

Nah. I just haven't been into it lately.

Do you read Perez Hilton?

Daily. And I have apparently turned a few people onto it. *maniacal laughter*

What are your thoughts on Disney Channel?

Hate the shows with actors. But I looooove Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Tad and I watch it together.

Have you taken all the cool quizzes on ?

Nope. I don't spend my time on quizzes very often.

Do you like Techno?

"What do we say to techno?" "Heck no." haha...

Do you like Dr.Phil?

Ugh, no. I have to wonder about people who honestly do.

Do you like Oprah?

Meh. I don't watch her.

Do you ever want to get married?

I already did. And I'm pretty happy with it.

What is your favorite country?

Well, I've really only visited two. But I'd love to go to Spain.

Do you like animals?

Some of them. Sometimes.

Do you like High school musical?

EEEE!!!! Yes!!!!

Are the Jonas brothers cute?

Nope. I think they're kind of odd looking.

Do you have an ipod?

Nope. Some off-brand MP3 player.

Do you watch TV a lot?

More than I should.

Are you afraid of the dark?

Only if I'm by myself.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday Confession

Ladies and gents...

I read comic books. On a regular basis.

I have friends who would argue this is not geeky or something worthy of a confession. But they're comic books. You all know the stereotypes. And I don't fit it. Therefore this is so worthy of a confession.

Now, in my defense the comics I buy every month are based on literature. I'm currently keeping up with the Dark Tower series, The Stand, and Ender's Game. All of which I'm loving. And if you haven't read the books themselves, do yourselves a favor and pick them up. All of them are in my favorites.

Regardless, I read comic books. Making me a geek.

That is all. I'm going to go push up my glasses and take my inhaler now.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Why is it Sunday already???

So all day I kept thinking it was Saturday. Wishful thinking? Maybe...

And now I sit here waiting for tomorrow. Needing to take a shower, thinking about how my day will go... *sigh*

I got a call from my master teacher tonight, she messed up her back and won't be there tomorrow. Well, not for the teaching part anyway. She has to come in the afternoon for conferences. So there will be a sub, but the class is pretty much all mine. I had a two-second freak out until I realized I can so handle that class. Plus tomorrow is a short day (because of the aforementioned conferences) so there's a whole hour less that I have to teach. I can handle it.

I got my laundry done this weekend. Well, the important stuff. I can now get dressed for work this week. That's always a good thing. Now there's just some stuff waiting to be hung up, but I'm too lazy to do it tonight. I think I'll take my shower, read ahead in the book that I'm reading to my students, then go to bed.

Busy week. I just have that feeling. But Friday and Saturday will hopefully make it go fast. Totally ready to take the kids to have their pics taken on Friday. Then trick or treating. Then maybe me and Beth will go out. Then PARTY on Saturday!

Sleep tight everyone.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My Day

I kept pretty busy today. The breast cancer walk was this morning. I went with my mom and some of her coworkers. It was easy, it's a slow pace. We all chatted the whole time and laughed at some of the team shirts.

See, the groups that get together to do it will make shirts a lot of the time and give their "team" a name. There was the "SMG" shirts (Save My Girls). And the "Second Base Savers." Get it? Cuz second base is copping a feel. I laughed pretty hard at that one.

So that got done, and my mom and I went to get lunch. We ate at my apartment and watched some TV. Talked about what we're going to do to get ready for Radiology week (it's this medical thing, similar to homecoming week in high school). She told me the themes for the days and we talked about what to do for each day.

Finished eating, got changed and headed out to our favorite home store, Home Goods. Ahhhh I love that place. Found plenty we would have loved to buy, especially if I had the room for it here. Did find something that she bought and is saving for my birthday. Then we headed out to a friend's house for a jewelry and home stuff party. Good times. We mostly hung out and looked at catalogs. Mom ordered some earrings (also for my birthday). Now I'm home and trying to motivate myself to get off my butt and go to Beth's.


Another pretty busy day tomorrow. Going to grandma's so she can hem some pants for me. Then to mom's so we can run more errands and stuff.

Hope everyone else had a good Saturday!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Photo

Yay!!! It's Friday! And I have my computer! Meaning I can give you a photo!!! I was a little worried for a while there...

Obviously I'm going to stick with my Halloween theme right now and give you another Halloween picture.

This is actually from two years ago (if you couldn't tell from the lack of our youngest nephew and my lack of a ring). We bought Halloween shirts for the kids at Target and went over to take some pictures of all of us in our shirts. I think it's funny that the kids could easily pass for ours.

Next week is the big week! I'll try to get a costume photo up if possible.

Quick note

I've been trying not to dive into politics on this blog because it's just a tough subject once you jump in. But I would like to clear something up for some of my local readers.

Prop 8 is on the ballot next month. It's the one about gay marriage. The controversy is that there are groups saying we will have to teach gay marriage in schools. A yes vote means you oppose gay marriage. Obviously the language it's written in is complicated, but that's the gist of it.

My husband asked me last night about the commercials we've been seeing. Mainly why a couple seem to be opposing each other. One suggests that teachers are NOT supporting prop 8. But there is another that states pro 8 is backed by the California Teachers' Association. So obviously, if my husband is wondering what the teachers actually support, a lot of other people probably are too.

The interesting thing I found out yesterday... apparently the head of the CTA has a verrry good reason for supporting prop 8. And he's really the reason it's being supported by the CTA. Conflict of interest much? If you don't get what I'm saying I'm not going to spell it out for you. Sorry. Just wanted to throw in that the CTA does NOT actually represent most of our local teachers accurately. And I'm actually pretty irritated that so much of their money went into supporting this proposition. We're talking a large amount that really could have been better spent elsewhere.

Vote what you want, I just wanted to let you know CTA is not actually the opinion of most teachers. It's pretty much the opinion of the head of it... and he's seriously biased.

I'm just sayin'.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I love movies. I'm pretty sure most of you know that. And my husband watching some of the crappiest excuses for horror movies known to man yesterday got me thinking?

What are some of the good ones?

Well, instead of all out horror, I threw in some movies that are a must around Halloween too. So here it is, my very first list on this blog...

1. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - how can you NOT watch this one? It's a classic. Poor Charlie Brown and his bag of rocks...

2. Saw - okay, call the movie and it's sequels lame, but they're a semi-tradition with my husband and I. Our dating anniversary is actually on Halloween. (go ahead and groan) We saw the first one in the theater on Halloween. It was kind of our date. And we did that every year. Except last year when we spent it with Beth and the kids. So those movies are just on my list. Deal with it.

3. Hocus Pocus - you know, the one with Bette Midler. It's funny. And you could actually watch it with kids. It's just a cute movie for Halloween.

4. Cloverfield - can I count this? It's technically a monster movie. And monsters go hand in hand with horror. This movie still gets me at the end. I wanted to throw up and cry simultaneously in the theater (at the ending, not the camera work). The idea was original, and all the people who poo on it are just no fun.

5. The Mist - I loved the story by Stephen King. LOVED it. I was pretty stoked when the movie came out. And once I saw it I was enamored. Excellent job on not making it something completely different than the story. Some people didn't like the ending. I loved it. In a way that made me sick. Once again, didn't know whether or not I should throw up. I cried. That's for sure. I can't even begin to describe how I felt. You need to see it if you haven't already. NEED to see it.

I'll leave the list at five movies for today. Partly because I'm lazy. Partly because I need to finish correcting papers. Ahhh the life of a teacher...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Today wasn't too bad. Pretty decent actually. I got a donut this morning. Donuts make me happy. And we watched It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown at lunch. Because as a reward for our winning groups last week they got to eat lunch in the classroom and watch a movie. I got my mid-term evaluation. Top marks all the way across. The principal even happened to stop by during the evaluation and basically told my mentor I rock.

Then I come home and Tim has been watching SciFi all day. What was on? The Leprechaun movies. Top quality stuff. I had to laugh at that. I couldn't even attempt to sit through all of them. Especially some of the more recent ones. Apparently the Leprechaun went to space for a movie??? Wow... I can't even string together a sentence that appropriately describes my feelings on that.

So that was my day. I'm still pretty tired, but at least I feel like my brain is working again.

Fresh out

My brain is done right now. I'm tired. And not too creative. So sorry. I'm fresh out of hilarity for the day.

Wish me luck for tomorrow... ugh.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


So I apparently have a small fan base. Which is exciting to me. What's funny is that my mom has given me at least three readers excluding herself.

While talking last week she told me that the woman who shares her office reads it and loves it. (Hi Claudia!) Then there's our friend Bon who I pretty much assumed would enjoy it. And mom and Bon went to dinner with our friend Carol last week (remember my birthday post for Marcos? his mom) and told her about it so apparently she was going to go home and start reading.

I wonder how many people read that don't comment, but I'm tech-challenged and haven't put a counter on here. Maybe I can get my brother-in-law to help me. He's good at that stuff...

So if you've been lurking, make your presence known. I like knowing who's around.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday Confession

Some would argue that this week's confession isn't something I have to be ashamed about. I'm on the fence.

I have watched All My Children for over ten years now. And One Life to Live for at least five. There are times when I stopped watching for a bit. The days before DVR were a pain in the rump. But now that I have a DVR, I end up with ten hours of TV to sit through every week.

Slightly ridiculous? Yes. But I love me some soaps.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Well, I got an update on my computer.

It definitely has a virus. And when Eric ran all the scans he needed to it hid itself. So now the hard drive has to be scrubbed.


So tomorrow night he's coming over with an external hard drive for me and we're going to take off everything I want. Then he can clear my computer. Don't know how long this process will take, but it's looking like I'll be without a computer for at least a couple more days. Thankfully hubby does a great job sharing. :)

So I'll try to come up with some blog posts ahead of time. Yay for scheduled posting! In the mean time, hope that everything comes out okay for me. I'm mostly worried about my pics. There are a few that didn't get burned to a CD yet.

Have a great rest of the weekend people.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Yay for cupcakes!

So I decided to hop onto hubby's computer while he's in the shower and get a quick post in.

I got some cake mix on sale the other day and bought some. When I put it away after getting home I realized that I have like, eight boxes or something. So I decided it was time to make some cupcakes. I made chocolate/chocolate because that sounded good. But then to mix things up a bit, I did half the batch with a mini Reese's cup tossed in the middle. I haven't eaten one yet, but I'm pretty stoked to.

Sadly, me having no computer of my own = no pictures for everyone to drool over. But I will say, I tried to spookify them. All of them are frosted then covered in chocolate graham cracker crumbs for dirt. Some are pumpkin patches, some have black cats, and some are little graveyards complete with tombstone and bones. I made the bones and cats with candy melts and did that part by hand and not with a mold. Wow. Pain. In. The. Arse. Srsly. And the cats weren't really worth it because most of them broke. But the bones are super cute! And I love how everything turned out!

I did take pictures, but they won't be up until I get my computer back which should be tomorrow. I told Eric I needed it for homework and such. So cross your fingers. And wait for pictures of my outstanding cupcakes.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Problem readers...

So I have a slight problem going over here people. My computer is sick. :( It freaked out on me last night so there won't be posts this weekend. My brother-in-law is working on it at the moment (thanks Eric!) and he rocks so I'm pretty sure he'll fix it. Monday's blog is all ready to go, but frankly I'm too lazy to come up with a couple posts for the weekend. So take the weekend off. Or read some old blogs of mine that you missed.

Keep your fingers crossed that things will be all better come Monday!

Friday Photo

Ahhh Friday photos... do you love them as much as I do? I thought I'd bust out with a haiku today in honor of my multiple photos. Yes, I said multiple. I'm going to show off my Halloween stuff that's going on here.

I heart Halloween
Spooky, creepy, much fun stuff
Makes me a big kid

Now on with the show. Here's my front porch...

Here are some of my kitchen towels...

Some wines that we managed to pick up. I love these bottles. There's Trick (red), Treat (white), Zombie Zin (red) and something that I can't remember it's name, but it's red and the bottle is a freakin' black cat. How cool is that???

Here's our dining room table. No place mats at the moment. Most of them are too kitschy for me. I'd love some black on black damask. Or something similar.

Better view of our candles and their holders. Courtesy of Target.

Here's a close-up of the taper holders. I love that they've got a Dia de los Muertos feel to them.

Here's our bathroom. Tad loves my shower curtain, he says the skeletons are dancing.

My bath mat. Love it! Also courtesy of Target.

And don't forget to wash up and use my cute hand towel!

Now onto the living room and my mantle...

Those empty jars are a work in progress. Tim's going to fill and label them.

And last but not least, our bleeding skull candle. We won't be lighting him and letting him bleed. He's too pretty.

So that's what's up in my apartment. Quite a photo post isn't it? Next week... well, I'll probably try to keep with the Halloween theme. We'll see...

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I just have to say something.

It sucks being short.

Every pair of pants I buy need to be hemmed. So I call mom. Petite sizes aren't even the right length sometimes. And not nearly enough stores carry "short" lengths. Old Navy is a great place for me to buy jeans because they carry short lengths. But do they carry short lengths in work pants?


Jerks. So if any of you readers are affiliated with Old Navy, bring it up to your managers and bosses. I would proclaim my undying love if they would make their work pants in short lengths. Please.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Okay, wanna laugh? Take a nice picture of your face, no hair in the way or anything. Straight on, good light.

Done it yet? Now go to and upload it. And laugh. Here's some of my favorites of myself...

This is me in 1960... I totally look like my grandma. Mom, please comment and agree with me here.

Here's me in 1968, the flip kills me.

Here's me circa 1976. Hey mom, doesn't it look like you?!

This hair is just awful. So glad I missed the hair of 1986.

1994 and I look like an extra from Full House.

Totally grunge. Gotta love 1996. I remember when this look was cool.

Ahhhh... 2000. Yup, I look like a Bullard girl.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mmmm... soup

So to prove I can cook, I'm posting my first ever recipe on this blog. I cooked dinner Monday night and had been wanting soup since it cooled down recently. I got the recipe from my grandma, who apparently pulled it from a magazine within the last month. I couldn't begin to tell you which magazine though, so if you happen to know, feel free to leave me a comment so I can give credit where it's due.

According to the mag, it's called Southwestern Chicken Soup. But to me it tastes like chicken enchiladas with green sauce. So I'll change it's name. Let's just call it Green Enchilada Soup. Although I'm sure the "green" part would dissuade some people... Here's the recipe as I copied it, my adjustments are in parentheses.

For soup:
1 12-oz. jar salsa verde (I used a full 16-oz. jar)
3 cups cooked chicken pieces (I probably used 4 cups, about a whole roasted chicken from the store)
1 15-oz. cannellini beans, drained (WTF are those? I used a can of pintos)
3 cups chicken broth (I put four bouillon cubes in 3.5 cups of water)
1 tsp. ground cumin
(I also added some minced onion and green onion)

For garnish:
chopped green onions
sour cream
tortilla chips, broken up
mozzarella cheese

Empty the salsa into a large saucepan. Cook for 2 minutes over medium-high heat. Add chicken, beans, broth, and cumin (and onions for my adaptation). Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve it up and garnish.

It smells AWESOME while cooking. Tim walked up to the door and could smell it. And now, as promised, some pictures...

The finished soup and the garnishes...

And here's Tim's with sour cream and mine without...

Looks pretty awesome huh? It was. I may change it a little more next time. Add a second kind of bean. It's seriously good. And it's not some weak, thin soup. It'll totally fill you up. Give it a try.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Look for my first ever recipe post coming tomorrow. It's miiiighty tasty. And pics will be included.

Monday Confession

Happy Monday friends. Or not so happy Monday. I guess it depends on how yours is going. New week, new confession.

I can go a couple weeks without shaving during the winter. It gets pretty bad. But I hate shaving, so what's the point of smooth legs if they're covered by jeans when it's cold?

Sunday, October 12, 2008


... is overrated. And I only say that because I've done pretty much nothing today.

Woke up late, which is funny because I've been having trouble sleeping in past 8:30 since school started. Arranged my cute little pumpkin patch on the front porch (I'm feeling a Friday photo there!). Read the paper. Been watching stupid SciFi all day. I did manage to shower and get dressed though. But besides that I've just been reading cooking blogs all day. And cursing the person who beat me to opening a cupcake bakery here in Fresno.

Oh, did I forget to mention that?

Yeah. Y'all know I love baking. And Friday morning at my grandma's I read that some lady is opening up a cupcake bakery here in MY town. Grrr... At least it's on the other end of town. And just so you know, if you're reading this and you live in Fresno, I will disown you and never acknowledge your existence again if you buy cupcakes there.


Marriage Counseling

Following a conversation about pre-marital counseling...

"But we don't need actual marriage counseling."

"Hell no. Is there anything a bottle of wine and some sex can't fix?"

I totally earned a high-five for that one.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I'm ready

So totally ready for winter. I do love me some summer. Because what's not to love about beach, flip flops and painted toenails? But winter is awesome. I love having to pile blankets on my bed. I love my fake uggs (you think I'm payin' for real ones?). I love hot chocolate and a movie on my couch. And I love not sweating!

Now I know it's not actually time for winter yet, but the temperature has dropped here for the weekend and it's making me want my boots and extra blankets.


Friday, October 10, 2008


I got my Halloween costumes in the mail. I bought a couple because they were on sale and I knew I could use them later. The other ones were also a good price and I have the option of wearing them this year.


The Indiana Jane idea is cute, but I don't have brown boots. I need to call my mom. I got a hat, and that's super cute! Then there's the knight costume. Love it. I even have the boots for it. But we'd have to come up with Tim's costume quick. On the plus side, my mom sounds like she's willing to help there.

The costumes that aren't in the running? The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. I am in love with the costume. So freakin' cute! Then there's the pirate costume I got for pretty cheap. Love that one too! It fits perfect which is surprising when you buy a costume. But that's for Tim's pirate party in March for his birthday. Yeah, we're totally gonna have a pirate party. Be jealous.

So now I'm faced with a choice. Knight, Indy, or Little Red Riding Hood. I honestly don't know. I may ask my sissy tomorrow, she's coming over. But do any of you have an opinion for me? The good thing is that nothing else is needed for the knight or Red. Indy still needs some boots.

I love Halloween, but the decisions! Agh!

Friday Photo

Yay!!! It's Friday! Time for a picture...

This is last year at Disneyland. I got a couple one-day passes for my graduation so we saved them for Halloween. Then there was this random little photo setup that I had to take a picture in front of.

Disneyland was way cute for Halloween. Everyone should go.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Identity crisis

Okay, maybe not really an identity crisis. But I don't know what to be for Halloween. Tim and I thought we'd match/coordinate this year since it's our first married Halloween. So there is the problem that whatever I choose we need to be able to find something that he can be too. But I have options...

1. Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf: classic, but somehow in six years of dating we haven't done this one before.

2. Knight and Dragon: I found a super cute knight costume so Tim would be my dragon. But he's going to be a cheesy looking dragon. Like make a poncho and attach a hood and tail. We thought it was funny.

3. Indiana Jane and Indiana Jones: I found the costume online and Tim already has the stuff for Indiana Jones. I need a hat though. And it can't be ugly.

So those are our options for this year. I had other ideas, but they would take more preparation than we have time for. So what do you guys think?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I'm freakin' twenty six years old and breakin' out like a thirteen year old with raging hormones. Ugh. I just wanted to share that I'm annoyed at my gross face right now. This SUCKS! And nothing is working to make it go away. I just want to vacuum out my pores right now.

I'm going to go be angry now.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Random observation

So Tim and I went to the fair on Sunday night. We go every year. We have since we started dating. Now there are hundreds of things I can say about the fair and the people watching and the whole idea that people suffer a drop in IQ as soon as they are part of such a setting. But that isn't what this is about.

What I want to know is, why is fair food so phallic?

People go for the corn dogs. Which are freakin' huge. And seriously suggestive. Same goes for the frozen bananas. It's just funny. Everywhere you look you could just laugh.

Anyway, just wanted to share the observation with y'all. And no, I didn't have a corn dog.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Monday Confession

This is getting harder. I feel like I don't have much to confess. Most of the crap I do everyone knows about. But I'll try and keep it up. So today...

I am twenty-six years old and I can count the number of times I have voted on one hand. I just don't do it every time.

So there. Now before you ask: yes, I am voting this year.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I love the rain

We had our first rain of the season Friday night and yesterday.

Is there anything better than the smell after it rains? Waking up to a cool breeze on Saturday was awesome. I actually had to wear sleeves when I went to run errands. But now that it's rained once I want more. A lot more. I love the rain. But it's the best on lazy Saturdays or Sundays. Then I can just sit on my couch and enjoy it.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Today is October 4th. No biggie for most of you, right?

Six years ago Tim and I went on our first date.

Not that we're dorks who are going to buy each other presents or anything, but we take note of it. The six years have gone flying by. When I met him I gained one nephew and a newborn niece. Now I have four nephews and two nieces. When we met I was slacking off at City College and he didn't know what exactly he wanted to do. Now I'm in my last semester of school and he has his radiologic tech license.

We actually met online. He was looking to start dating again after staying single because of a few ridiculous relationships (haha, now I can laugh at those stupid cheating brats because I got him!). I didn't even want a boyfriend, I just wanted to find some new people to hang out with. I had almost zero friends my age that lived in town. Plus I was kind of newly single so I just wanted to go out and have fun (my previous ex had been a whiny GIRL). I had even told my mom I wanted to go a whole semester without dating. Then about Labor Day weekend we started talking via email. That went for a while before he asked for my number. We talked once or twice then went to lunch. Wanna know exactly when he fell in love with me?

I opened the front door when he picked me up and he said, "There's spiderwebs on that wreath." (My mom had a twig wreath on the door.) Not missing a beat I told him, "Yeah, Halloween decorations."

Okay, maybe he didn't fall head over heels, but my quickness impressed him. Just ask him. He still loves it.

I'll cut this short because I really doubt all of you want to read a novel about our dating. But lunch was fun. We went to Friday's and Oakland happened to be in the playoffs so I gladly sat and watched baseball. Amazingly I wasn't freaking out nervous. I was instantly comfortable with Tim.

A few more dates (one near disastrous one at the fair that most of my friends have probably heard) and then on Halloween we decided to make it exclusive.

And even though there were ups and downs, I wouldn't change a thing about the last six years.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Photo

It's Friday again!!! Happy dance!

Seeing as how it's October now, I thought I would give you a Halloween picture...

This is from a couple years ago. Tim was my mental patient. And since my girlfriends were joking about me looking like a stripper, Tim took a dollar and put it in my stocking.

No, I didn't leave it there all night.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's October!

And you know what that means...

Halloween is just around the corner.

Yippeeee! I'm still not sure of my costume, or even my plans for the night. The apartment is begging to be decorated. I can't wait. We may stick around for some trick or treaters, or we may go to my sister's. Only time will tell. I definitely want to be a part of taking the little ones trick or treating. My Tad has his costume. He's a Transformer, Bumblebee to be exact. And I'm pretty sure he's stoked.

We're heading to something haunted this month with Tim's coworkers. Because we do every year. And it's fun. I wish we could hit Magic Mountain or something, but not this year. Too much going on.

I'll probably be posting lots of my Halloween stuff this month. From recipes, to pics of my apartment. So keep me bookmarked, you don't want to miss it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


So, there are common misconceptions about guns that I find severely annoying. Like the idea that guns themselves are evil. Or only fat, angry white or gang members have guns.

Wrong people.

I'm not going to turn this into a long, drawn out defense of guns because my husband is really better suited to write such a thing (and I tell him constantly that he needs to start a blog). I will say that ownership of guns is a right we have as Americans.

Yes, gang members have guns. But they don't acquire those guns legally. Those guns are usually stolen. Yes, hunters tend to be white males and sometimes have beer guts. But are they aware of gun safety? Yup. You aren't just handed your hunting license or a gun because you have two hands to hold said gun.

I find it ridiculous that so many people blame crime on guns. You know what would happen if there were no guns? Criminals would use knives. Would we then cry and moan about how knives should be controlled or even taken away?

Get a clue people. It's the bad people who abuse gun rights. And normal, sane gun owners get a bad name because of it. So just shut up now.