Tuesday, June 30, 2009

You Might Be A Redneck If....

This is you:

I was behind him one day and just had to take that photo! Click on it, sooo much better larger. You get the full effect of the hair, the jean shorts, etc.

Monday, June 29, 2009

What Is In Your Happy Place?

This past weekend I was out with a dear friend of mine I we were discussing vodka. If you know me, you know I adore vodka. I told her vodka is like bacon, you pair bacon with anything and it makes it better. You put vodka in almost anything drink and it makes it better. :) Yes, I love it that much. Vodka and the following:

red bull
sprite (personal fav at sporting events)
bloody mary mix
frozen lemonade (super yummy)
moutain dew
cranberry juice
orange juice

I could go on and on about what I can combine vodka with on any given day. If you have some new ones that I should try out please feel free to share.

But on goes the story. What is in your happy place? To me there is bacon, vodka and Dave Matthews. What can I say, I am a simple girl. :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Top Ten...

If you know me, than you know I don't want children...EVER! No, I won't change my mind when I get older. I am a couple months away from 30 and I think my maternal instincts would have kicked in by now. A good friend of mine sent me this cute link she found and it is the TOP TEN REASONS NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN! Holla!!!

Are you ready???

1. If you were up last night at 3 a.m., it’s your own damn fault.
2. Nothing in your closet has someone else’s barf on it. Or someone else’s poop.
3. You don’t want to keep a spare, clean diaper or a baggie of Cheerios in your purse.
4. You still want to wear a push-up bra—not a nursing bra.
5. You can’t have that second mojito if you’re breast feeding.
6. It’s probably a health hazard to carry around a 10lb baby in four-inch heels.
7. You want to spend all morning in bed having sex...and all afternoon, too.
8. You are the only one you want your guy calling a “baby.”
9. You can blast Amy Winehouse or Lil’ Kim as loud as you want as you want, whenever you want.
10. If something strange is leaking out of your vagina, it’s probably just because of your period.

My personal fav is #1 of course. Granted, it has been awhile since I have pulled a 3amer, but a 1 amer can be common a few times a month and it is usually on a weekday.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


50 (yes fifty!!) things you've never been asked....copy/paste & share!!

Once you've been tagged, you have to answer this and tag 15 people, including the person who tagged you.

(im too lazy to tag 15--everyone is tagged, fill it out!)

1. What color is your toothbrush?
Pink & White [and vibrates!]

2. Name one person who made you smile today:

3. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
Well, I will be working.

4. What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
Waking up

5. What is your favorite candy bar?
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, yes, not really a candy bar but you are just going to have to deal with that.

6. Have you ever been to a strip club?
One in Las Vegas...if you are going to do it may as well do it right.

7. What is the last thing you said aloud?
Make you lose your mind, I am singing! :)

8. What is your favorite ice cream?
soft serve twist with sprinkles

9. What was the last thing you had to drink?

10. Do you like your wallet?
Sure do, it is a black Coach check book wallet.

11. What was the last thing you ate?
what was for dinner last nite, I do believe chicken!

12. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
No but the week has just begun and I have some coupons from The Limited that I need to take care of.

13. The last sporting event you watched?
Baseball...had to be the Cardinals playing.

14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?
LOTS of butter...yes, it is bad for me but oh so good!

15. Who is the last person you sent a text message to?

16. Ever go camping?
Yep and I actually like camping.

17. Do you take vitamins daily?
Nope, I don't like the way that zinc reacts with me.

18. Do you go to church every Sunday?
Not for years

19. Do you have a tan?
Oh now that is just funny isn't it?

20. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
Depends on my mood but usually unless the pizza is from Pi or Papa John's

21. Do you drink your soda with a straw?
prefer to

22. What did your last text message say?
Her hand got better than her port got badly infected and that is what they are doing surgery on. (Hey , you asked.)

23. What are you doing tomorrow?
Work, than the gym and possibly some photo editing.

25. Look to your left, what do you see?

26. What color is your watch?
stainless steel with a silver face, and glow in the dark hands and numbers (it is my SCUBA watch)

27. What do you think of when you hear Australia?
Great Barrier Reef

29. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
drive thru, I hate going in

30. What is your favorite number?
13 and 36

31. Who's the last person you talked to on the phone?
wow no clue, maybe someone from work or a client

32. Any plans today?
work and than going to the gym and that is probably it, I am exciting aren't I?

33. How many states have you lived in?
Only 2, hopefully cali will be on that list sometime in my life.

34. Biggest annoyance right now?
Not enough time in the day, I feel like I am running around with my head cut off.

35. Last song listened to?
Funny the Way It Is by Dave Matthews

36. Can you say the alphabet backwards?
hell no

37. Do you have a maid service clean your house?
Oh I use to when I lived in St. Louis and plan on having one next year.

38. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
Oh my blue high heels! They are amazing.

39. Are you jealous of anyone?
Nope, why waste the energy

40. Is anyone jealous of you?
I sure hope not

41. Do you love anyone?
MANY people

42. Do any of your friends have children?
A few but not many

43. What do you usually do during the day?

44. Do you hate anyone that you know right now?
no i don't hate anyone, such a waste. there are people i strongly dislike but i just don't hang out around them or get involved with them and it makes life easier

45. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?

46. What color is your car?
a dark red or as Nissan would say "Sonoma Sunset"

47. Do you like cats?
I have 2 of them

48. Are you thinking about someone right now?

49. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Just went for the first time in YEARS this past year. Had a blast, I forgot how much I LOVE roller coasters.

50. How did you get your worst scar?
I was attacked by a dog when I was 10 and took 60 stitches in my face.

Monday, June 22, 2009

I Would Like The Entire Family There...

So why didn't you tell me that so and so wanted your entire family there for an upcoming holiday? That was my question posed to my husband J. His response, because family means exactly that, just the family, so and so could really care less if any of the spouses showed up.

Riddle me this Batman, why would I even want to put in the time and effort to go out of my way to go to another family gathering after that comment??

I was having a discussion about this and someone actually told me that this group of people are so arrogant you could easily mistake them for the Kennedys. I about fell over because it is true. But the thing is, they are not even close to being on the Kennedy radar. It cracks me up really.

As I stated, I am making more of an effort to be nice to people, but I think this situation I am going to avoid all together and let people that actually have to deal with these people deal with them. I am in no way obligated to have these people in my life and it drives me up the wall to be around people that think they are better than someone else. Oh and what makes me even crazier is that they won't say anything to your face...no. It is all behind the back bullshit. This is from women in their 50's and 70's...I kid you not!

So is it okay that I forgo the gathering???

Thursday, June 18, 2009

You Have Inspired Me...

Last nite I went to see Dave Matthews in concert, real shock there isn't it? I love his music, his band, his passion, his humor and of course, his dancing! When Dave dances, it always makes me smile. Call me smitten or just a woman that knows what she likes.

Other than that though, I always come away inspired by this man. I come away from his concerts moved, full of energy and of course wanting to change a little something about myself.

While watching Dave and his band jame out for 2.5 hours I am full of emoitions and love. His shows make me want to be a better person. Will I be better the next day for going to his show the nite before, most likely no. Change takes time, sometimes a long time. Hopefully not too long though.

Does this mean that I am going to be less of a bitch? Maybe but probably not...HA! I have a friend that thinks that I am a total sweetheart. Why do they see me like that I wonder, what do I show them that I don't show a lot of people or maybe why do I just show them that part of me and not the cold hearted part that I can be?

"LOVE" a sign that was talked about last nite. How a person just had the word "LOVE" written. Dave was touched that all this person offered was love, a powerful emoition. One that can make you blissfully happy and at the same time bring sorrow in your life.

Coming away from that, it is more love that I will try to show and give. We shall see how it goes.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Two Years...Still Maui'd

It has been two years since J and I said our "I Dos" on the island of Maui. Granted, with two years of marriages, there will be some up and downs, and we had a lot of other things thrown in there as well that made it even more stressful, but we are still here bumping it out along the way.

I thought I would post some of our wedding photos to help everyone remember our wedding day.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Time To Get Up Off My Fat Ass...

Am I what you would call a fat person? Not in the least, but I am what you would call inactive at the moment and that has to change.

So what am I going to do about this? I joined a gym! There is a new gym that just opened up about 5 blocks from my house that is a 24 hour gym. No there is no excuse.

I am going to start my work out with mainly cardio just to build my stamina up again. Goodness, I can remember when I could do 90 minutes on a stairmaster at level 8 and the sad thing is it wasn't that long ago. So I am going to do 3 days a week starting out with a half hour of cardio. That way my system is able to ease into everything and I don't shock the hell out of my body and I want to avoid injury as well. My hips have a way of rebelling.

I want to lost some weight (not much dropping 15-20 pounds would put be at my perfect, ideal weight), tone up (therefore my weight will never be my perfect, ideal weight because muscle weighs more than fat) and get my stamina back.

So I will update my readers on how I am doing. Right now I stand 5'10 and weigh 165.7 pounds. I will not weigh myself until late June and let's see how I am doing than.

Monday, June 8, 2009

What Did You Learn From Your Ex...Part 4

We come to the conclusion of this series. For shits and grins let's just call this ex Mr. Big. There is a little SATC action for ya ladies! HA!

Mr. Big and I had a long drawn out relationship over several years, both as a couple, as a non-couple, as friends, as enemies, even range of emoition you could think of, he and I have had it towards one another. At times way too many miles seperated us and mos of the time, it was a good thing that it did.

1. That I needed more than to be just a wife to somebody, I needed to be somebody to me in order to be happy.
2. That no matter how hard you want to hold onto something, someone can always push you away from it.
3. Some people will surprise the hell out of you. Don't ever think someone is going to do something because they could turn around and do the total opposite.
4. Timing is EVERYTHING.
5. There comes a time when every chapter in your life has to end in order for the new one to begin.
6. That certain people will always have a piece of your heart where ever they may go in life. That piece is very scared and willingly given to that person, but that is all you can give them is that small piece and let them go on their way.
7. I don't like to have someone confuse me...be honest with me and don't tell me things I want to hear, tell me the truth.
8. To expect nothing, that way I am not disappointed.

You Want Your Team To LOSE??

As the Stanley Cup Finals continue, Penguins and Red Wings fans alike are urging their teams to spare their beleaguered cities the expense of a championship victory.

"We are extremely proud of our Red Wings, and we know they could certainly come through for us, but we beg them: Please don't make us throw an expensive and wasteful championship parade," said Detroit mayor and former NBA great Dave Bing, who wore a Penguins jersey as he spoke to reporters Wednesday of how he had done his civic duty in the turbulent 1960s and '70s by not winning an NBA championship with the Pistons. "The Western Conference championship is all our city can afford at this time."

Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl also spoke on Wednesday, telling the media that his city was "devastated" Tuesday when the Penguins won Game 3 of the finals after a financially promising 0-2 start.

"The Steelers' championship parade cost us roughly $6.5 million in street closures, float rental, security expenditures, and sanitation overtime—not to mention the incalculable loss of man-hours for our struggling local businesses," Ravenstahl said. "Pittsburgh can't afford to forget how the four Super Bowl parades we had in the 1970s were followed by mill closures, layoffs, and a decade-long recession. Let's go Wings!"

The first two games, both played in Detroit's aging, dilapidated Joe Louis Arena, went poorly for the home team as the Wings were unable to keep themselves from scoring. After the stalemate of the opening faceoff, which saw both teams remaining absolutely motionless for several minutes and refusing to touch the dropped puck until referees threatened to declare a double-forfeit, the players struggled valiantly to score on themselves and defend the opposing net in a contest that ended in triumph for the Penguins, who lost 1-3.

Game 2 was a virtual repeat, with the added ignominy of former hometown favorite and Michigan native Justin Abdelkader scoring the second of his first two NHL goals, putting the game away for the Red Wings and inching Detroit closer to Stanley Cup victory and economic collapse.

"I did everything I could, but Sidney Crosby just refuses to not lay down and die," said Detroit netminder Chris Osgood, who allowed only one goal in each of the first two games and took personal responsibility for the victories. "I tried scooping the puck in, I tried gloving it past myself, I used the stick, but it kept going off the post. The fans gave me hell, and they're right—I'll never forgive myself if we win the Cup and they have to close a bunch of schools."

Game 3 is being called a possible turning point, a dominant performance by the Penguins that has left a once-hopeful Pittsburgh staring at the dreaded prospect of not only a monstrously expensive come-from-behind victory in the series, but also the cost of hosting yet more games if the Cup Finals drag on.

Analysts were quick to dissect the sudden change in momentum. "They did everything they could, really—no real forechecking, Fleury went down on his back a lot, and they dressed defenseman Hall Gill. Hal Gill sucks. At one point they even tried to draw a penalty by putting six guys on the ice for 20 seconds, but the refs were letting them play, and the Wings just underwhelmed them," said Bloomberg financial analyst Hamilton Kublin. "Pittsburgh has to do a better job of neutralizing Crosby, Malkin, and Gonchar, or they'll win the championship and the city won't be able to keep the lights on."

"A Red Wings victory would be a big boost to civic pride, but the resulting celebrations would be a fatal blow to the city budget," Detroit City Council president Ken Cockerel, Jr. said. "I intend to ask Washington for a bailout in which they send Alexander Ovechkin to Pittsburgh for the length of the series. Whatever happens, I know Detroit will be rooting for the Penguins from here on out."
Mayors Bing and Ravenstahl have met publicly to discuss the series and wish each other luck, though neither seems willing to budge on the terms of the traditional mayor's bet they agreed to before Game 1, which states that the winning city will grant the losing city 5,000 full-time jobs in the manufacturing and technology sectors.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

What Did You Learn From Your Ex...Part 3

The next ex I have is Junior. junior taught me a few things a long the way, although we didn't even make it past the 6 month mark, I learned a lot og things about relationships and me during the process.

1. I can't be a trophy wife/girlfriend. I have opinions and I like (alright I love) to voice them.
2. That in my mid 20's I needed to be around people that acted like they were in their mid 20's, not late teens. This is more of a reflection on Junior's friend, not him.
3. That no matter how hot and well built someone is, there is always a flaw hiding somewhere. Usually with men like that it is thier personality.
4. A Cards/Cubs relationshiop is doomed from the word go with me. I just have that competitive streak about me.
5. If you use more product in your hiar that than I do that is a sign for me to run away...fast.
6. Bigger isn't always better, if it is too big it does hurt!
7. Just because I know more about cars than you do shouldn't make one feel insecure.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Can We...

be friends?

Can a man and woman just be friends?? So many people have so many different opinions on this topic I don't even know where to begin. I believe there are two sides to every story. And for a man and woman to be friends both have to want the friendhsip.

I have male friends that are just that, male friends. There is no chemistry there and therefore the topic has never even come up of being more than just friends. They are people I hang out with, know through playing sports and from my industry (I work in a man's world). I don't even think twice about them at all.

Than I have a a couple male friends where we have to work in order to be friends because there is that chemistry between us and we are both very aware of it. It can keep the friendship going, knowing we are connected in a way that others are not, throughout the years. But I do have to admit that it is a lot of work to keep friendships like these just friendships. Simply neither of us want to harm the other or other people in our lives. So the friendship is something that both parties must really want and work to achieve. Once one person doesn't want the friendship anymore, it is simply over, no going back.

So there are two kinds of male and female friendships. Ones where there is nothing different than any other kind of friendship with a woman. There doesn't need to be boundaries set because there is simply no real chemistry there. You are just simply friends. Than there are the friendship that both parties truly have to want and work at. They are harder yes, but I truly believe the reward is much greater. There is more of a bond in those.

It all comes down to how bad both people ant the friendship.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

What Did Your Learn From Your Ex...Part 2

The next ex that I have is Joe. Joe was the first man that I really lived and traveled with. A lot was learned in this relationship.

1. That I love to travel. He gave me the travel bug and I am forever thankful for that.
2. That there is only so much that a person can give of themselves in a relationship. It isn't good to turn oneself inside out for another person and in the end will destroy everything.
3. That money can't buy happiness!
4. Blood truly is thicker than water.
5. That religion can get in the middle of a relationship, even if it isn't truly important to the two people in the relationship.
6. That there is only so much that I can take and cheating isn't something that I can live with.
7. That no matter what happened in my life I needed to be in a relationship that I was happy in.
8. That I can truly be hurt.

Monday, June 1, 2009

What Did You Learn From Your Ex...Part 1

Yesterday on the ride home from The Loop I had the bright idea to post a series of what I learned about myself and what I wanted from life from certain ex-boyfriends that I have had over the years. I think it is going to be a fun little series. I am going to make this "relationships" only, meaning I was exclusive and it was decently serious and the timeline is going to be from my early 20's going forward.

Scott. What did I learn from Scott?

1. That I had to be more than content to be in a relationship with someone.
2. That I didn't want a man that was a push over.
3. That sometimes people can go to desperate measures for what they think love is.
4. That I needed to experience the world before geeting into a serious relationship in my very early 20's.
5. That I was capable of truly hurting someone.

What did you learn from your first serious relationship??