Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Last night I stopped by my mom's house to see my little furry friend, Mag pie. She's nearly 16 years old and I guess she's getting sicker as every day now. My mom thinks it's her time so I wanted to stop by and play with her a little and tell her I love her. I knew I was going to get sick but I didn't really care.....

While driving home later on, I could feel my face start to burn. As soon as I got home, I threw my jacket in the wash and rushed upstairs to wash my hands and face. When I looked in the mirror, I was only about half-surprised. People, this never happened when I lived with Maggie. This started happening to me while I was living with the three cats in college but for some reason, it was never to this extent.

My face swelled up to the point where I could barely open my right eye last night. Look at this photo dude - -------- DUDE this is more than 12 hours later, after tylenol and allergy medicine and it still looks like I got punched in the face. WHat is HappenING to ME?!?!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

I'm totally obsessed with craigslist. I love that I can find treasures that could be right around the corner from my house. Yea for knick knacks!

I miss the days that I could just pick up and go to Kzoo and Chi Town. I hate that I have to plan it. I would really see Kzoo people. I haven't seen them in extra forever.

Ok I know how dumb this is but I'm hooked on Bad Company "If you need somebody". It's my new favorite rock ballad.

My dog is strange. She never barks.....ever...unless she's standing at a window and she sees another dog walk by. She growls and almost coughs a bark out. If it's a small puff dog, she's all out. Then, right after she does it, she runs back over to me like "oh, sorry mom but I had to, he was walking on my sidewalk!"

I love beer. Beer, beer, beer.

Friday, January 25, 2008

I changed my was time.
I hope you like my photo! I took this one at 6:15am one day before a meeting. It's one of my personal favorites..

Snarf. :-)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Paul took my b girl to camp bow wow yesterday and I got to watch her play on the camper cam. It was positively the most adorable thing in the world! I know it sounds cheesy but we're going to Vegas in a month and we wanted to try out a nice place. She came home happy and tired --- I was pleased. I didn't get to see the building first hand but Paul tells me that it looks very well kept and the people seem really nice. After a few hours, Paul picked her up and they handed him a Certificate of Achievement with her photo on the front - it was cute! She looks like a skinny mini too - which is fantastic because we've been trying to get her to shed some weight.

Speaking of weight, yeah. I've jumped back on that treadmill three days a week. The last time I took Ruby to the vet, the guy was like "well, she'd be happier and probably less likely to hit any hip problems if she was about 10-12lbs lighter. Course, we could all use a little less weight huh?" The guy pat his stomach like a happy Santa (although this guy isn't nearly Santa size). It kinda hit me right between the eyes though. I've lost quite a bit of weight since my wedding but I'm totally on a kick now to lose more. I gotta do it dude. I gotta at least be a bikini body once before I have kids!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

So after pulling into my driveway, parking, and re-securing the material in the back of my truck, I skipped up the steps and stood at the back door of my house. I peered into the window and my dog was no where to be seen! Normally she does a full body wiggle as she waits to hear the key open the lock but not yesterday!

I walked around the house calling her name and I didn't hear a sound. I ran upstairs and she wasn't there either. WHAT THE HELL. I walked back to the door, checked the coat rack, and noticed that her leash was still hanging there. Paul would've taken her leash if he took her somewhere. WHERE THE HELL IS SHE??

I dialed Discount, hoping to find out info from Paul. WAIT the basement! I walked downstairs, on the celly, and over to the closed bathroom door. I open it and here comes this 85lbs. black hairball darting out of the room like a bat out of hell. AH HA!

what a dummy.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Did I tell you that Linds is getting married??!! I am so stupid happy for her it's not even funny. She's going to be such a gorgeous bride, let me tell ya! She's having a fall wedding, which will be absolutely stunning. I'm thrilled! I love weddings. Weddings are fun-riffic.

You know what else is great? When people make up words and pretend like they're real. THAT is fun-tastic. For example, if someone said to you "you're geniusity is out of control!", would you laugh? I wouldn't laugh out loud because if the person was serious, I wouldn't want to insult them........but I would certainly grin about it later. It's funny when people make up words. People are just funny in general. Ha!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I'm turning into a hermit. I like the word "hermit"......"hermy"....."hermoo"....."hermayo"..... "hermitity". Anyway, I'm not really turning into one. I'm not even sure why I thought of that. Although I would prefer "hermitness" if some people don't stop bothering me with questions. Generally people bother me with all sort of things but this is one of those situations where if I could pretend that I wasn't here, I would.

Say you're back in college and you're taking Hermito 101. For the most part, something about the subject matter doesn't quite click in your brain but you still want to get an A. You decide that you're going to make yourself understand the information no matter how long it takes, so you spend uber amounts of time in the LiBary until you're a Hermito genius. FINALLY the final exam comes and you ace it and you're proud of your 50 hours worth of studying. horray!

Imagine some guy who takes the same class after you. His name could be like Bob or Tom or Joe....... anyhoo, so 'Dougie' knows that you've taken the class and he's having trouble understanding it too. SO he's discovering what a fantastic resource you are and how much easier it is to understand the class when he can pester you every now and then for help. At first, you're thinking "ok, I didn't get this right away, I'll just help him get on the right track." Then, after the 78th question, smoke is starting to billow out of your ears. You explode at this guy like "dude, I can't keep helping you man, at some point you have to read the book!"

The guy stares at you in shock. Here you are, with 90 hours of the most grueling and arduous of all studying under your belt and this guy looks at you like you're some kind of snob for refusing to continue to help him. He even has the nerve to argue with you over whether or not the book is even important! Then, as you drill and drill and drill on the point that reading the book is going to help him more than merely skating by on someone elses understanding ----- he finally confesses that he doesn't like to read books because he doesn't have the self-discipline to read it from start to finish.

"Fry Scuzz!" you scream at him. "I didn't get this! I had to read mindnumbing crap for hours on end just so I could pass that class! Did I like it? No but I did what I had to do!"

He looks at you and while understanding your point, he groans realizing he's either going to have to crack open a book .. or find a new, Hermito knowing friend.

Would that make you want to pretend you're not here too?

Monday, January 07, 2008

my new years res:

1. the old cliche -- lose a few pounds
2. either take a new class or join a new organization
3. donate 5 big things (e.g money, clothes, furniture, etc)
4. read at least 3 fictional books (I read too many work-related books)
5. eat better, excercise more, drink less, just improve overall health

I really want 2008 to be a healthy, productive, and an enjoyable year for not only me but for everyone! That would be super nice!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

happy 2008!