Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dear Cute Young Married Couple That Sat On The Couch In The Waiting Room At My Work Today,

you are an adorable couple.
Really cute together.
I am so glad that you found each other
and that you got married less than 3 months ago.
But, that does not make it okay
to sit on the waiting room couch and make out
for 30 minutes
in front of the children,
and in front of my fish.

No one wants to see that.

Please don't do it again when you come back next week.

Thank you.

Yesterday's Revelation ...

Yesterday was a rainy day,
and so, as I always do on rainy days,

I listened to them.
I just feel like it is the right thing to do.

As I was listening to the song
"I Want You Back In My Life Again"
I sang along ...
and sang this.

"I want you back in my life again,
I don't want to be your emmanuel"

Wait ... What?
Why would you be emmanuel?
Who is he and why don't you want to be him?

Obviously those are lyrics I made up when I learned the song at age 4.

So when I got home I Googled the lyrics ...
the real lyrics go
"I don't want to be your remember when."

How did I get emmanuel?
Pretty sure it was the time of my life when I had a crush on him.

The one and only Emmanuel Lewis.

It is the only explanation I have.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Today Was A Good Day ...

because he showed up.

Not this one ... because he bugs.

I am so much happier when the sky looks like this.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Living in Reality ...

Thank you America for getting rid of her!

WHAT?!? How is it possible that he didn't make it through?
He better be a wild card.

Love him!

PS ... Dear Jason Mraz, I am sorry that the Idols ruined your song. I am sure you winced as much as I did as I listened to that HORRIBLE arrangement! That was not OK!

I am LOVING the deaf guy on The Amazing Race!
(I dated a deaf guy once ... maybe that is why.)

These two make me cry every week.

And I cannot stop watching them.
I just don't get it.

My Train of Thought ...

Whenever I bake a potato I always make sure I poke A LOT of holes in it,
because ever since my mother read the Little House series to me when I was young
and I heard the story of Almonzo getting a face full of searing hot baked potato ...
I have been afraid of exploding potatoes.
True Story.
There has never been a time that I have cooked a potato
and not thought about poor Manly's burned face.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Word of the Year ...

Over Christmas break the women in my family spent some time crafting
and making banners displaying our word of choice for the year.
Since organizing the basement, I just got around to hanging mine
in my scrapbook area.

It is fun to have it hanging there to inspire me.

This word is creeping into all aspects of my life
challenging me to stretch and grow.
2009 is my year to create.

Won't My Mommy Be So Proud Of Me?

This weekend I finished one of my 2009 goals
that I know my mother will be proud of.

I went through all my storage boxes

numbered them,

and organized them.
I made a list of everything in them.
And now I can find anything I may possibly need at a moments notice.

Looking for the talking Rosie O'Donnell doll? 
Check box #7.

Wondering where I keep a shoe box of folded notes from 8th grade math class?
Pry into #23.
(and find out who I was crushing on that year!)

Need a Wal-mart bag full of raffia?
Box #3 has you covered.

It is nice to finally have it done.
I purged a bunch of stuff I didn't need,
and I love knowing where everything is.

See Mom ... I did learn something about cleaning and organizing. 
All those days of contact papering shoe boxes paid off!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I Have Been Having A Reccuring Dream ...

That this guy kidnaps me ...
in one of these
with Jesse K., my first grade crush.

He takes me to this place 
(that's right, the Wilkinson Center Ballroom)

and forces me to babysit these two girls.

After that the dream changes everytime. 
One time we went tap dancing,
another time he dropped me off at the mall.

What does this mean?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Who Lied ...

about Tatiana on American Idol?

I cannot handle her!

Very annoying!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Good or Bad, Happy or Sad ...

Next to Jennifer Hudson ... who was AMAZING ... this was my fav part of the Grammys. Love this song and still carry that little torch for Justin T. (it's been that way since MMC )

enjoy ...

(skip to 1:33 for the music...)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Fishs Eddy ...

I bought these off a site
that I love.

They are so cute and have a 
fun vintage feel.
Plus, they don't stain like Tupperware ...
and they're prettier.

I think I will buy this next ...
especially since I have decided to start collecting 
cake stands.

And I need to buy this ...
I can already see it filled with flowers
sitting on my table.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Holy Cute!

I love this new site!
So much cute stuff ...

I just bought myself one of these.
How cute are they?!? 
I can't stand it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Apology to Dustin the Target Check Out Guy ...

Today was a hard day.
By the time I left work I was feeling VERY overwhelmed with many circumstances in my life ...
and started sobbing uncontrollably.

I had to run to Target before heading home.

I sat in the parking lot for a few minutes trying to control the tears and to get a grip on my life.
Surely I could control the tears and frustration long enough to run into Target for toothpaste and shaving cream.

I made it through the store and into the line...

Only to meet Dustin ...

the nice, sweet check out kid.
(who looked a lot like the above photo)

Dustin asked me how my day was ...
and I lost it.
Yep, that is right.
I started sobbing right there in the express lane.
Poor Dustin didn't know what to do with himself.

I mumbled out an apology as I quickly signed my credit card slip.

Poor kid, 
I'm pretty sure I cured him of ever asking anyone about their day ever again.

I apologize for blubbering in your lane.

I hope you had a better day than I.

Who Lied?

This is the dialogue from a phone call I received at work last week.

Me: How can I help you?

Caller: Um ... my boyfriend has a really bad toothache and wants to have his tooth pulled. How much will it cost?

Me: It will be about X amount of dollars.

Caller: WHAT?!? We can't afford that ... what should we do? 

Me: You can try the Medicaid office and see if they can help you.

Caller: We can't wait for that. I have been trying to pull out the tooth with a pair of pliers for the last 2 hours, but I can't get a good enough grip. Should I do something different?

Me: (shocked silence) ....  Um, maybe you should stop trying to pull it out and seek some professional help.

Caller: Whatever. I'm going to keep trying. 

Then she hung up on me. 

Why would you try to pull out your boyfriends tooth? 

Who lied?!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Butterfly In The Sky ...

Another one of my goals for 2009 is to make more time for reading.
I LOVE to read, but have not had as much time lately, and I realize that I have missed it.
So, I decided to read a few of my old favs to get myself going.
Oddly, enough many of them are books I read back in high school. 
I had some amazing English teachers in high school, and because of that I grew to love many of the books that I read while in their classes.

Last week I finished my first "old classic" for 2009.
(Don't worry that I am in the middle of 3 other books right now as well. I like to read a bunch at once.)
Ethan Frome.
I love it. 
Such a tragic and haunting story.
I also love the movie with Liam Neeson.
I am waiting for Netflix to deliver it.