Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Seriously someone needs to educate me on how to make my blog look all fancy.  I can't figure it out - it cant be that hard because some of my very tech-challenged friends have super cute blogs, but I have been trying to figure this out for the past hour or so and have only managed to mess up my colors.

Someone help?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

here jacob...

Alex and I went and saw Eclipse last night (amazing movie by the way). Upon returning home, Louis (my puppy) greeted me at the door as he usually does. I would be a complete and total liar if I told you that I didn’t secretly pretended that Louis was Jacob in wolf form waiting to morph back into a human. I even went as far to ask him a couple of times if he was in fact was Jacob. Seriously…how old am I?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Herniated discs and why they suck

Mainly because I feel like all I do is complain about how bad it hurts all the time now.
Also, without surgery it will remain herniated with possible further herniation as I get older, and might lose the use of my left arm (which sucks because I'm left handed).
With it being the second vertebrae (2nd disc) in my neck (referred to as the 'cervical area') its pretty close to my brain so that sucks.
BUT I had my uncle give me a blessing last week and I'm pretty confident that with physical therapy I should be A-OK.  I start this on Monday.  Wish me luck

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Giving Tree

I used to love reading ANYTHING by Shel Silverstein. My 5th grade teacher introduced me to the author, and I quickly became a huge fan. I have so many favorite poems, quotes, and thoughts from Shel Silverstein's, its hard to just pick one!!
(A popular one...that I also like, "Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.")

After I found my new found love for the author, my mom got me the book The Giving Tree...

Does anyone remember this book? What are your thoughts on it? I loved it and its still one of my favorites. To me its about good ol Christian giving. To give without expecting anything in return, much like a parent to a child. And what I love most is how the boy returned in the end when the tree had nothing else to give, and ended up giving the boy exactly what he needed when he needed it the most.....

If you haven't read it, or its been a while since you have, go read it. There's a lot of controversy about the book, and a lot of different perspectives that can be taken on it, but I'll always look at it exactly the same as I always have.

Its so inspiring. I'd love to get the words "and the tree was happy..." tattooed somewhere. Such a great story.
Go read it. And read it to your kids/neices/nephews/husbands/wives...ect.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Shoulder Butt

Walking through Win-Co the other day getting some groceries with my Alex, right? We are headed down the dressing isle to get some chipotle stuff and although I don't remember word for word what was said or even what the conversation was, all I remember is that I was literally mid sentence and Alex got this crazy look in his eye and just rammed his head into my shoulder as hard as he could!
I was so shocked. I quickly reacted by picking up a box of spaghetti and stabbed him in the stomach. But seriously, who head butts someones shoulder? And who would have thought that it would hurt ME more than HIM??

Alex your so random, one of the many things I missed in my life so terribly :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

How Do I Know It's You???

Funniest thing happened today. My mom and brother Christopher sort of share a cell phone, and so I needed to text Christopher in regards to mothers day seeing as how its coming up soon. This is a run down of how the text-versation went...

Me: Christopher?
Mom: No its Mom, sorry about that hehe
Me: I need to talk to him, top secret
Mom: Ok
keep in mind the same cell phone)
Christopher: hey its critter
Me: prove it how do i know

.....(three or four minutes later)........

Christopher: Boba Fetts armor in Empire Strikes Back is called Mandalorian Battle Armor.

Me: LOL!!

to me this was a legit LAUGH OUT LOUD moment. I just had to share it. Thanks for making me laugh Christopher.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I am a social jerk

Does this happen to anyone else? I go to the convenient store (usually 7-11), and when I am paying for my goods (usually a slurpee) the checker tries to make small talk with me and most the time its someone ethnic (usually an Arabic or whatever). OKAY...nine times out of ten I cannot understand a WORD they are saying! And I usually just sort of improvise and laugh a little and nod my head in agree-ance with whatever they say. (Bad move but I wont go into how that could lead to destruction quickly..."you be my wife?"...."uh huh"...)
This is how the conversation went down this morning at 7:45 AM when I get to the checker and pay for my slurpee....

Aladdin: Ello ow are ou?
Me: I'm good thanks.
Aladdin: blahblahchant WORK blahblahchuckle
(all I got out of that was "work")
Me: (shake my head assuming he said something about how its time for work?)
Aladdin: Right?
Me: (sarcastically) yeaaah right.
Aladdin: Come on it is like 30 degrees outside!
(thinking he said something about me buying a slurpee..... I replied)
Me: Well I have kind of a sore throat so this out to help right?
Aladdin: chucklejibberjabber WORK ello i not feel good chucklejibberjabber HOME.
(I try to just laugh and swipe my debit card)
Aladdin: O oki blahblahjibberjabber WORK laughchuckleblahblah.
Me: *chuckle* I do what I gotta do....Have a good day...?
(I dont lie either...I said it as a question).

I got in my car and started it and I could see him talking to the guy that was behind me in line and they pointed at me and laughed and shook their heads...all I could think of was how I probably looked like the biggest jerk.

It's times like that, that I wish I could turn on like closed captioning in my head or sub-titles maybe? But what do I do? Are you supposed to say "look I cant understand you".
My mom is the nicest person ever and makes ethnic people feel like the reason she cant understand them is because they have such a beautiful accent. I dont feel like I could lie, I dont think their accent is beautiful its a challenge and I am frustrated! I'm not racist or discriminating. I just wish I had the ability to understand without going "huh? what was that?" and STILL not being able to understand.

I want subtitles...
Closed Captioning...

Something please.