Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thanks To The Prezzzz

I only got about 2 hours of sleep last night because tomorrow is a VERY big day. Tomorrow my husband and I will enter a whole new realm of life called home ownership (mainly thanks to the first time home owner's credit from the stimilus plan). And, as soon as we finish closing on our house we are going straight to the Nissan dealership and picking up our brand new Nissan Cube and giving them our "Clunker".

So, I just wanted to take a moment and say:

Thanks Obama for the $4500 for the new car and $8000 towards the new house. You're the best.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Celine Dion and Same Sex Marriage

I don't listen to Celine Dion, but I would never hate on anyone for listening to her. I mean, she's got a good voice. It's just not for me. But I would never yell at you if it made you happyl

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Here is probably the best line that my husband has ever uttered to me:

"I would say that you should go to therapy... but they would just tell you to leave me."


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Tale of Two Birds

Last weekend we went to Vegas. Normally I love Vegas - sunshine, great shopping, great food, etc. Chris plays a little blackjack. We're both happy. Well, this trip was not even close to fantastic. The weather in Vegas was incredibly miserable - 40 mph wind gusts that prevented you from walking outside and if you did go out, you'd get dirt blowing in your face and feel like hotel signs were going to collapse on you. Mix this with 55 degree weather and we were better off staying home. Plus, I just wasn't in the mood to shop (blast this darn economy) and Chris didn't come home a big winner in blackjack. What a stinky trip. Needless to say, it left a bad taste in my mouth and I AM DONE with Vegas for a long time. To confirm the fact that I am done with Vegas for a really long time, when we got home there was a dead bird once again on our front steps after it flew directly into our big "picture" window. I say "once again" because the last time that we got home from Vegas we had a bird on our front steps as well. It's like we have so much debauchery in Vegas that we cause nature to die. So, yeah, I'm done with Vegas.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Like Me

I want a goldendoodle. One of the many reasons I want this specific type of dog is because I think owners and their special little guys should look just a tad alike. These women take it to the extreme... (it's quite possibly one of the best photos ever:)...
As soon as I get my pup, I hope to have a picture to rival this one.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Last Friday I was getting my husband ready for work and he was complaining how his dress shirts are getting so tight. "All of my clothes are shrinking." Needless to say, it's winter in MN and we are not as active as in the summer. Anyways, he came up with a fantastic solution which would allow him to breathe but still appear that he was wearing a collared shirt under his sweater... a dickie! As soon as he said that word, I cracked up. I hadn't thought of dickies in forever, let alone a homemade dickie. I wish I still had one, I'd rock it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I have been sick since Super Bowl Sunday (I mean really sick - stomach flu/fever/aches, etc.) and hence have missed worked the past two days. These are the first two sick days that I have ever taken in my whole adult working life. I have discovered a whole new MAGICAL daytime world...

-My neighbor's kids go to Blake School (bus just dropped them off) which is a really expensive and exclusive Minneapolis school. My level of respect for them just grew a bit.

-The mailman delivers weekday mail at around 1pm. It's a man, not a mail lady.

-CSI is a really really bad show and no where near the quality (or believability) of Law & Order.

-My neighbor across the street (the wine dealer), has a whole array of really cool bags that he uses to carry his wine in.

-I love that Bravo plays marathons of their shows ALL of the time. Today I caught my first ever Work Out and I have to say that I got pulled into it.

-I love pampering myself with facials, super long showers, and then sitting around with my bangs bobby pinned straight back (normally I never show my widow's peak but no one is here to see it)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Crazies

Every once in awhile, I will be in a meeting and the neon lights start making me a little crazy and I will start to drift off on this funny train of thought that's like, "What if I just started screaming at the top of my lungs right now. What would happen?" There have been a few times where I have been sooooooo close to actually doing it. It's a great fear of mine that someday I will snap and actually do it. Does anyone else have these urges? I know my husband does too and we talk about it at home often... for example one day someone had brought a baby into his office and everyone was standing around looking at the baby and all he wanted to do was take the glass of water he had in his hand and pour some water right on the baby. What would everyone do? It's hilarious to think about how close we ride the edge between sane and insane-- kind of like how just a tiny pane of glass separates you from the tigers at the zoo. Whenever, I have one of these urges, I always just say to myself... "This is what separates me from a crazy person. I will not scream in my coworker's face." It has worked up until this point :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Games Part Deux

It's been awhile since I've updated the game list, so let's let 'em fly.

1) Saw Game - This one came out of the blue while Chris and I were riding in the car a few weeks back. Usually while Chris is driving, he extends his arm and gives me a shelf to rest my chin on (which is another game entirely)... anyways... on this particular day Chris did not give me a shelf, but instead he pretended his hand was a saw and then began "sawing my neck off!" This got such a reaction from me that it has naturally continued and has even evolved into sawing other body parts off like my hands, legs, etc.

2) The Do Something Cute Game - This just simply involves Chris telling me to do something cute and then I do a silly face and a high-pitched "la-ayalllallll".

3) Baby Games - These are probably the weirdest of the games we play. Either of us will scrunch our faces up and stick out our tongues just a little bit while at the same time curling our hand into a fist (with pinky stuck out) and bringing it up to our face. There are many baby faces and actions that have come out of this one, like... baby pooping (angry, cranky face), baby spitting up, baby unable to hold it's own head up, baby needing to be picked up, big baby, etc.

4) You Are So Short - Usually after I get home from work and am hanging out in the kitchen, Chris will come and stand right in front of me and tell me, "You are so short." And then I will reply back, "I am so short." We repeat it a few times back and forth before moving on.

5) Horses - Chris has taken on the imaginery name Admiral Bigsley. And, of course the Admiral needs fine mares... so... I am one of his mares and my name is Stormy. And, my sister is his 2nd fine mare, Shadow. Chris will feed us carrots by patting our noses first and then holding out the carrot out flat on his hand. If he doesn't hold it out flat, then we will nip his hand because that's what horses do. I think this one originated when Chris photo-shopped his head on to a picture of an admiral and called his myspace page name "Admiral Bigsley".

More later...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Let The Games Begin

Sooo... since the only people who really read my blog are myself and my husband, I've decided to start a new thing where I google about the games that my husband and I play. The games change quite frequently, so there is a lot to blog about and this way we can remember and go back to all of our old games. Games to us aren't really what you would think of as traditional winner-take-all games, they are more like phrases and impersonations that we do over and over again until they are boring. You'll get the picture after you see some of the examples. Here are the latest:

1) Minnie Driver in Good Will Hunting (which was on twice in a row last night on TBS - jackpot!!): Has anyone noticed what a ridiculously funny laugh Minnie has as Skylar? "Bring me another Mhai Thai... mwha ha ha ha." or "I was really hoping for a good night lay. Mwha ha ha ah". Chris and I have been doing this one over and over lately.

2) Puzzles. So, we're both into either crosswords or traditional puzzles lately. Chris is currently working on a giant Las Vegas strip puzzle (next best thing to going there). Whenever we talk about the puzzles we say, "Puzzles, bleeeah." (in kind of a baby lamb voice).

3) Carpooling. Last week my sister had my car so she could drive down to my parents while she was in town. So, Chris and I had to carpool for the 3 day week. Whenever Chris picked me up he would ask me about what I learned at school that day and then ask me about "how many horns does a triceratops have?"

4) Cat game. Anytime something is really funny or good we do this deep meeeeeeeoooow thing.

More to come...