Thursday, March 6, 2008

Because today is so crappy…

It has just been one of those days so instead of angst filled writing (which I absolutely despise), I’ve decided to share a few more photos from this weekend.

Before we took the top photo, the Seaworld staff member had accused Mike and I of fighting. What she didn’t understand is that when we, for example, say the following:

'Oh my gosh, look at you. Anyone else hurt in the accident?'

'Calling you stupid would be an insult to stupid people.'

'Do you love 'NATURE' - In spite of what it did to you?'


'Do you want people to accept you as you are or do you want them to like you?'...

We actually mean, ‘I love you’

I think there was a manatee behind my head in the bottom photo. As if my day wasn’t bad enough, now I have to come to the realization that my head is so big it blocked out the animal also known as the ‘Sea Cow’.

I’m going to go cry now.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Hello? HSN?...

For the last few months, I’ve been attempting to eat somewhat healthy. I figure, as I’m inching toward 30, I’d better start preparing this aging body by caring – at least a little – for it. That, and eventually, I’d like to have children and I’d rather they not pop out with an addiction to the convenience of 7-11 processed foods and beverages.

* Though I do wonder, if I polished off a Razzmatazz Lime Slurpee while in labor, would I have a kid with a green umbilical cord? Because that’d be cool and it’s worth trying. *

Poor Taco Bell has suffered a considerable slump in sales since I backed off those cheddar potatoes.


Things have been going great, except for this silly culinary program I’m in. Recently, we made buttermilk cheddar cheese and chive biscuits accompanied by bacon gravy (as if the buttermilk or the cheddar part of the biscuit wasn’t bad enough, we opted for an ultra flaky texture only created by mass amounts of butter) and we finished the class with a citrus chiffon cake layered and topped with sugared whipping cream. Last night we made pizzas – loaded with toppings of course.

Just thinking about the fat content of those recipes makes my butt bigger.

Unfortunately I’m left with 2 options to keep this figure looking good:

1) Eat less of this fantastic food I’m learning to make


2) Work out more

* And by ‘more’ I mean more than the 14 steps I take from the house to my car that I currently consider ‘working out’.

As I sit here nibbling on the most amazing left over pizza and a warm buttered roll, I can’t help but add option C…

3.) Purchase industrial strength body slimmers from the Home Shopping Network.

No worries. I have them on speed dial.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Wordless Monday?!?!?

I've been really busy lately and haven't had time to update. Today is no exception. Sooo...

Here are pictures of my weekend.

Friday I spent time out on the jobsites which was actually pretty fun...

Don't be jealous. Hard hat hair is so cute.

And Chris was working Saturday so I went to Seaworld with some uber cool people...

And saying, 'Casey, you have a big trunk!' may lead to Beth saying, 'I bet I can fit!'

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Photo facts...

I’ve been tagged by Ashmystir to post 5 facts about myself to be illustrated by photos. Thanks for the tag!

Eek. The trouble was deciding which facts would be the least embarrassing.

1.) I am a card carrying member of the geek club. Sadly, yes, that is one of the less embarrassing facts.

I was probably the only person crying at my college graduation because I was done with school rather than the fact I was scared of the ‘real’ world.

And, I ‘read’ books on CD.

A lot.

But what else am I going to do while: cleaning, feeding the dogs, cooking, walking, shopping at Target…?

So. I took a picture of my rented library books for this week…

(P.S. Oprah, your book club sucks. I’ve never read a more depressing collection of literature in my life. If I feel like becoming suicidal, I’ll check into your recommendations)

2.) I’m frugal. Hubby darling likes to call me… cheap.


Our heater doesn’t kick on until the temp hits 53.

I’m just hoping leg warmers will come back into style when we have kids. Then maybe I could dip it down to 48.

3.) I LOVE to travel. OK, so most of my traveling is to and from Hilberto’s Mexican Food Restaurant but I like to travel further on occasion.

4.) Most of my friends are blonde. I didn’t realize this until I was flipping through my pictures. BUT, I do live in California and rumor has it... we're all mostly blonde.

Let’s overlook the fact that two of my friends are by force – I mean – by obligation. One by marriage and the other because she’s dating my brother. I think the others stick around out of morbid curiosity. Never the less, they are a great group of girls and I love them.

5.) I have a totally awesome family. Sure sometimes I walk around with them pretending to be the person employed for the crazy home they hail from and I’m just taking them for some exercise but there are times when I almost want to claim I’m related to them. Few. But some times.

And to pass this on, I am tagging Lizard Breath at Cherishing the Little Hands because she’s got nothing better to do with her time. 3 toddlers with a baby almost here? She’s probably watching Oprah right now. I'm tagging Colegate of One Mom’s Dreams because I’m sure she actually is watching Oprah. Tallon told me she was. I’m tagging Cousin Lisa of Life the Great Adventure because I don’t see enough of her. I’m tagging Cousin Megan from I am the Turtle because she just had a kidlet and I haven’t seen it. And last, I'm tagging my new sister in law, Lindsey, who doesn’t have a BLOG but needs one. How else are we supposed to talk about her behind her back unless she gives us some good gossip?

The rules for this meme are as follows:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Paula!

Ready to head to Ireland again?!?!?!

To my favorite foreign travel buddy:

I know it will be difficult to have a good birthday since I'm not there, but try your best.


Monday, February 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Rev!


Hope you have an awesome birthday! Remember, out of all the aunties, you love me most ... right?!?!?
Love you!

What a weekend…

Chris and John surprised Lindsey and I with a trip to Temecula to go wine tasting. We took a half day at work on Friday and enjoyed a rare traffic-free trip up North. We spent Friday and Saturday enjoying the scenery and the beautiful wineries.

Our hotel room:

Chris looking at the floor above trying to figure out who was stomping. John was the guilty party.

Cocktail hour at the hotel:

When they said, 'All you can eat', John-E took them seriously...


John and his sippy cup...

South Coast...

Dude, can you hand me my sunglasses? Or not...

Saturday night, we rushed up to mom and dad’s to visit with James, Stef, and the girls who had flown down from Sacramento. It was good to see all of them, we don’t see quite enough of their beautiful faces.

Sunday, Chris’ family came over for dinner. Mike, Stacy, Steven, Jeremy, Josh, Tim, and Heather all came by for a couple hours to play video games on the new TV and visit. Chris made his smoked chicken while I made focaccia bread and chocolate chip cookies. I accidentally over kneaded the bread and made it a little too solid but hey, at least no one could doubt it was home-made!