Friday, January 30, 2009

Whatever You Do Don't Press THAT Button

At least not in 20 degree weather at 6:30am. Why is that you ask, because your moon roof that you just had installed may not close back up.

Yep, that is exactly what happened to me this morning. I should have known with the way my morning started out. I forgot to set my alarm and woke up 10 minutes later than what I normally do. So after taking the quickest shower known to man and buzzing around the house like a chicken with my head cut off I get in my car and off to work I go.

I just got my car back from the dealer yesterday. I had leather, heated seats (thank God for today) and a moon roof installed. So there is brand me button that is screaming PUSH ME! So guess what, I did!

It opened wonderfully. I just smiled. And than that is when it happened. I pushed the close button and a little click and nothing. Huh, I pushed it again and held it down to override the system. Again the click and nothing. Sigh. I am almost in tears at this point because I have 15 miles left on my commute to work.

I get to work and park my car in our warehouse (again thankful that it is not out in the elements right now). I call the dealer's personal cell phone and he was probably still in bed. So I have to wait until 8am when the custom instaall place opens. I call them and they run me through some things to try and get it to close before I have to drive the 20 some miles to their store. Guess what, still can't get it to close!

So at 11am, I get to drive to Creve Coeur from downtown with my moon roof open all the way. Thankfully they say it will only take about an hour to fix and I should be on my erry little way, hopefully never to return.

So if you see a red Altima cruising along 70 today with the moon roof open just smile and wave as you know it will be me.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wouldn't Expect Anything Less

Living in St. Louis there is one thing that makes this city have a heart beat...Cardinals baseball. That is right, we love our Cardinals.

So it didn't surprise me at all when I got an email from a friend that had these photos attached.

Yes, that is correct, CUBS SUCK!! :) See what happens when you leave Ballpark Village vacant for too long and the city gets six inches of snow dumped on it.

Now my little Cubbie fans, don't get offended. We know we all have a love/hate relationship with one another and we will never forget the amazing respect that the Cubs showed during the tragic event of Darryl Kile passing. But yes, a Cardinals fan thought of it first and you can do nothing but chuckle when you look at it.

Don't you just love Busch Stadium in the background.

Can't Shut It Off

Have you ever had your mind race and there is nothing that you can do to shut it off?

I hate when that happens to me and I am going through that right now. It is like my mind hopped into a Lamborghini Murcielago and took off on the autobahn only to gain speed the further it goes never stopping to refuel.

Now since you have the entire jist of can only imagine how horrible it is to have my mind racing in one direction. Oh yeah, did I fail to mention that there are no brakes. :) Damn the luck.

It isn't that it is a horrible thought that my mind is racing with, it is the mere fact that I can become obessed with it. I have that problem. Some may call it needy, I call it screwed up. But than again, aren't we all?!?

There has to be an end to the road somewhere ahead and I am so looking for an exit coming up at anytime because it just isn't fun anymore.

Monday, January 26, 2009

100 Things About Me

So here is my 100 things about me:

1. I am not naturally a red head (shocking I know). I have very dark hair naturally.
2. I am double jointed in my hands and can hyper extend my knees and elbows.
3. I love particapting in extreme sports. I SCUBA dive, have been sky diving and have rode shot gun in a NASCAR with average speeds around 200mph.
4. I am addicted to tattoos. I have 7 in total (at the moment) and will hopefully get a back piece in the net 1-2 years.
5. I pride myself in working in a "man's" field.
6. I love photography, but no matter how much I love it and am successful at it, I don't ever want to make it my full time gig.
7. I love to compliment strangers. I hope that I brighten up their day when I do it.
8. I am a "car" kind of girl. I love them, the meaner the better.
9. I still cry over my dog Yoda passing away (Oct. 26, 2008).
10. I let too many "what ifs" run through my mind a lot.
11. I hope that I can fix the damage that I have done to my hips through years of sports (they are uneven).
12. I adore penguins. They are the cutest animal.
13. I am a travel junkie. I would rather travel than buy a nice piece of jewelry.
14. I don't want all. Don't try to tell me that I will later in life, I am 29, I think it would have kicked on by now.
15. My mom is my rock. She is the one that I turn to for advice and when she is gone, there will be a big part of me missing.
16. I want to experience New York City in all of the seasons. Summer is already done, just three more to go!
17. I truly believe in healthy relationships. I have no problem walking away from a friendship, etc. if the situation is not healthy and it can't be resolved.
18. Some may think I am cold hearted because of that, but I honestly don't care.
19. I try not to worry about things I can't control. I am getting better at that.
20. I have loved three men in my lifetime. Two of them broke my heart, the third one had to fight to get my heart.
21. I have a large insurance policy on my husband (he knows about it) because I fear he will die young.
22. I hate cleaning house. I am not sure if hate is the right wor,d it is more like despise.
23. I can bake up a storm like no one's business. You need to try my made from scratch brownies.
24. I can be a very emoitional person and act out on those emoitions in a spilt second.
25. I want to live in Maui at some point in my life.
26. When my husband or mom needs to be a bitch to someone or need to tell them like it is, they call me. They say I have a knack for it. I just think it is because I don't take no for an answer.
27. I have my fair share of celeb crushes and I do have a Top 10 list with Kelly Slater being number 1!
28. I truly enjoy anything that gets me outdoors. Bring on the camping, hiking, biking, etc.
29. My favorite flower is the sunflower. My wedding bouquet was nothing but.
30. I have very fair skin and like it that way. I don't want skin cancer so I am not going to a tanning bed and I use SPF 55. I glow, big deal! :)
31. I love sterling silver rings. I have a nice collection of them and usually wear two on my right hand.
32. I have a short attention span so I usually have more than one thing going on at once.
33. I tell it like it is. A lot of people get really offended by it if they don't know me. But I rather deal with reality.
34. By the end of 2008 I hope to have all my bills 100% paid off but my house and car payment.
35. I love the ocean. So much that I have a tattoo of a rip curl.
36. My star sign is a Leo. I love everything about being a Leo and some people can tell it right off the bat.
37. I don't think there is anything wrong with marijuana and the only reason it is illegal is that the government can't figure out a way to tax it.
38. I don't have a tolerance for people that don't take responsibility for the lives that they are leading. Quit making excuses.
39. If I could choose my engagement ring all over again it would be something more like this. I have a thing for blue diamonds. But yet, I would never want my husband to buy that for me as I would rather take a trip someplace.
40. My favorite season is Summer because it is the only season that I don't have a chill.
41. I am confrontational and I am not sure if that is a good thing.
42. I think I have come to the age that I can no longer look cute wearing my tiger ears and tail to Mizzou games anymore and that kind of stings.
43. I have not spoken to my sister in almost 10 years. There is good reason behind that.
44. My favorite colour is red. I associate passion with it.
45. I want to start making my own greeting cards. At first I thought I wanted to do it to save money on my Hallmark trips, but I don't know how much money it will really save.
46. I like to make plans in advance. I don't know why, but I am not good at last minute things.
47. I love "chick" anything, be it chick lit or chick flicks. What can I say, I am a chick.
48. I truly enjoy mellow music such as Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, and Colbie Caillat. I find it makes me feel good and I can sit back and just nod my head with it.
49. I enjoy a good, white, sweet wine. I am trying to appreicate a good red, but haven't found any I like...yet.
50. Sushi is good, but I can't eat it with the seaweed on it. Maybe I spend too much time in the ocean and on beaches to bring myself to eat that.
51. Even though I don't want children, I already have names picked out for a boy and girl. I know, silly, but hey, I like them.
52. I believe if you don't question authority than you are giving up your rights.
53. I have two cats, neither of them are lap cats and all I ever wanted as a lap cat. That's just life though isn't it?
54. I would like to run a marathon but probably never will beause my doctor keeps telling me how horrible it is. I truly believe him, but still wouldn't it be cool?
55. Certain songs can totally remind me of someone. I can become obessed with these songs and never get sick of them.
56. I bought my beloved Yoda a memorial stone to go where we buried him. It is truly beautiful. Some find it silly, but it wasn't your dog.
57. My aunt passed away on New Years Eve 2007. That day will never truly have the joy it once had for me. She doesn't have a memorial stone yet. Her cremated remains are in the basement of her house.
58. I enjoy riding horses. It has always been a dream of mine to own a horse rescue ranch. I don't think I will ever be able to do it.
59. If I didn't have my life here, I would have no problem packing a bag and taking my camera to travel the world for a year or two.
60. I am debating on getting involved in my church once again.
61. I can't whistle or wink, but I can do this one thing with my eyebrow that is kind of cute, but I can't control when I do it.
62. I don't know what colour my eyes are! Are they blue or are they green?
63. I really don't like tomatoes. But I love bloody maryes, red sauce and ketchup.
64. I try and volunteer at the Humane Society once a week. I feel that those animals need love even if they don't have a home. I have to take summer off though because it can get a little depressing.
65. I would never want someone to provide for me. I wouldn't have as much self worth as I do now.
66. I am a die hard Mizzou fan even though I didn't go to school there and am from Illinois.
67. I am a big flirt. I am very lucky that my husband is not a jealous man.
68. I am still friends with an ex of mine. And I must admit, we really have to work at our friendship at times.
69. I have a nose ring and adore it. It will be a long time before I get rid of it.
70. I have benign tumors on my body that will get take off February 13, 2009. I can't tell you where they are though. ;)
71. I have learned that if you don't make time for yourself that your life will pass you by without you getting any enjoyment out of it.
72. I own maybe two pairs of dress slacks. My career allows me to wear jeans to work as often as I please and I take full advantage of that.
73. I have apologized to an ex before. It was after I got my heart broken and finally knew what I put him through.
74. I like googling people. I just find it very interesting what the web has to offer about someone.
75. I would like to get down to 145 with my weight, even though at my thinnest I weighed 175 due to all the muscle that I had.
76. I know I should drink more water but can't tear myself away form the Pepsi.
77. I am one of those people that has a large container (it's actually a plastic bucket that you get from the Mizzou football games when you order popcorn) that I put all my spare change into and refuse to take it to the bank until it is full.
78. I seriously don't like it when people that live north of me speak with more of a southern accent than people that live in Kentucky!
79. I am proud that I can pull of a city girl and a country girl without missing a beat at all. You get the best of both worlds.
80. I will always have room in my heart for one special person and they know who they are.
81. I usually laugh when I am in pain. That is the way I was raised though, laugh at it not cry.
82. I can be a little obessive. Mostly with people, it is really strange and I know it isn't healthy.
83. I am actually making an effort to limit my drinking when I am out for the evening and have to drive. There is a first time for everything. :) If I get too tipsy, I will stay somewhere before getting in my car now.
84. For some odd reason I have always liked men that are a decent amount older than me...think 5 - 10 years older.
85. If a man wears a uniform (military, police..basically you have to be able to carry a gun), plays a guitar or is an had me at hello! :)
86. I honestly think if you don't like me, than that is your loss. Take me or leave me just the way I am. I have tried the whole molding into someone a person wants me to be and it doesn't work well.
87. I like shoes...a lot. I have a closet full of amazing heels and boots. I think they can truly make an outfit and no matter if you have gained 5 pounds or lost 10, they always fit.
88. I own over 30 baseball hats. A lot of them are St. Louis Cardinals and Mizzou but I have quite a few that are just random. And yes, I have worn everyone of them more than once.
89. I own and wear cowboy boots. I don't care how country you think they are. Have you ever been working with a horse and been stepped on, you well be thankful that you are wearing them than. Plus when you shine them all up, they look damn nice.
90. I have a hard time trying to relax. It doesn't come easy for me at all.
91. I don't like math one bit. It never really clicked with me. I am more of an english girl.
92. When I was 19 I had a very tough choice to make. I do believe I made the right choice and I don't regret one minute of it.
93. A friend of mine told me that there is no hell and I believe her.
94. I own two pairs of footed pajamas and yes I do wear them because I get cold darn it.
95. I will never own a car that doesn't have heated seats in it.
96. I have a stripper pole in my house. No, I am not kidding! I got it for Christmas from my mom. Hey, you never know in this economy.
97. I am Irish and very proud of it. How proud...check it out yourself.
98. I believe in holding out for better and practice it often.
99. I am one of those people that shop for Christmas year around. If I find something and think you will like it, I will buy it, even if it is March and won't give it to you until Christmas. I have a pile in my closet of presents year round. Yes, it is a sickness.
100. I truly feel that I am a very lucky woman and very blessed to have the people in my life that I do and each role that the play. I am very spoiled because of them.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

But I Don't Want to Be Broken...

And we all know what people want and what people get are two different things.

While in Mexico last year, I threw out my back while picking up my SCUBA gear. This was on the second day of a 8 day trip. I was in pain the entire time we were down there. I would take 2 baths a day in order to get things loose so I could go out and enjoy the day. It didn't hurt once I got going, but if I sat too long, I locked up.

I had hurt my back before, but never like this. Usually after a couple days, the pain went away and I was back to my old self again. Well, in mid December I was speaking to a friend of mine who gave me the name of a chriopracter who is more like a physical therapist for sprts medicine. I made the appointment for early January, while suffering through an entire month of pain.

The day I went to see this doctor changed my life, no seriously it did. I am not calling him a miracle worker by any means, he just knows what he is doing and is damn good at it. He pinpointed my problems not to my back at all, but to my hips. My hips are not working properly which in turns makes my back work overtime which is also casuing pain in my shoulder. That is how much I am straining my body through everyday use by not using my hips!! Insane.

He worked out my back, gave me a few exercises and off I went on my merry little way with an appointment to see him the week after. I went home that evening and had no pain at all. What he did in his office combined with my exercises worked that well immediately. I was highly impressed and now I am hooked.

He has to work to get my hips straight again (I have now been seeing him once a week for three weeks). And we are making progress. I also need to strengthen muscles in my ab region as well as my shoulder region with simple basic exercises.

I am a trainwreck and hopefully in three months I will no longer have my hip problems, retrain my diaphragm, reduce my rib flare and fix my shoulder. And i truly think that he and I working together can accomplish that.

I am very thankful for my friend that recommended him. After years of wear and tear I did on my body with sports, I have found someone that can put me back together again!

If anyone would like my doctor's information, please message me or leave a comment. He is amazing!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Winters in the Midwest are Chilly

but this Christmas I was very lucky to get something I have had on my Christmas list for the past couple of years...a heating blanket.

I know, kind of silly, but at nite when I am chilly, all I want is to wrap myself in toasty goodness.

This Christmas, I was a little spoiled but this was one of my favorite gifts:

She is a Therapedic™ Egyptian Cotton Heated Blanket! How can you not love a heated blanket that is eqyptian cotton? She has twenty different settings, even one that I can turn on to pre-heat the bed!

My husband is very warm all the time. I swear he never gets cold. So he bought the twin size to it stays on my side of the bed. It works like a charm. Last nite I actually kicked the rest of the blankets off of me in my sleep because I was too warm! How can one not love that.

So, even though we can bicker at one another, thank you Jeramy!!! You have made winter nites a lot more bearable!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Wheels

So for awhile I always told myself that for my 30th birthday I was always going to buy myself a new car.

Well, my 30th is in August but I came across this car and I had to go look at her. She is beautiful. The test drive was exactly what I was looking for, comfortable, smooth, and quiet.

I too my mom and my husband with me along on the test drive to make sure that this car could fit all three of us comfortably. Plus, my mom had never been on a test drive before and I thought that everyone needs to do that at least once in their life. They all really enjoyed the car as well.

I did test drive an Infiniti G35 (I have had a love affair with this car for a LONG time) as well. My husband was too tall and his head rubbed againist the roof so she was out of the question. But wow, was she fun to drive! You put your foot into her and she put you back in the seat. Plus, I wanted the coupe, which of course, you can't fit three people in there very comfortably.

So meet Chick-A-Boom:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Do You Feel Like Grooving?

So I am wondering, when you visit a blog page, do you like hearing the music on that page?

I am throwing this question out to you because I could go either way. Do you want to listen to the music that enjoy while reading?

Just let me know in the comments section.

Hello Again

Awhile back, I took down my blog.

Well, I realized that I have missed blogging about my life. I can't really put my finger on why I miss it, but I do. So, I am back.

I am pretty sure that I will be an active blogger due to my previous statement. So it should be fun to start all over again.

Enjoy the ride!!