Sunday, September 30, 2007

Random Photo in CO

We were walking to the Rockies Game last night, the hubby looks over and sees this and says, "we need to take a picture for your blog, for Kim."

Kim, here you go!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Random Items Found in Cars & Trunks

Biscuits in tupperware and various shopping bags and articles of clothing

DVD, No Rinse Shampoo (difficult to test it if it never leaves your trunk EHW!), can of pineapple, Bible, Nordstrom bag

Numerous pairs of shoes, EASY buttons, various bags, DVD player(?)

Soccer balls and flat iron

Too Much TV?

Shows that I have a Season Pass to on TiVo (in no particular order):
Desperate Housewives
Dancing with the Stars
Private Practice - I'm hoping that this is good
Grey's Anatomy
The Office
How I Met Your Mother
Jon & Kate Plus 8
The Big Bang Theory - I forgot to record this yesterday so I'm going to try it next week

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Rachel's "unofficial" blog

Rachel refuses to "blog", yet I beg to differ. My evidence can be found here.


I love carrot cake, Hostess cupcakes, and 100 calorie packs, so I figured these were worth a try.

I give them 4 out of 5 stars. They were tasty, moist, flavorful, and satisfying.

However, they are smaller than they look on the box. They are literally bite size, but I was able to resist the urge to open up a second pack, so I suppose they did their job.

They are also "lighter" than traditional carrot cake and cream cheese frosting which I liked.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Frozen Fury 10

Guess where the hubby and I went this weekend? VEGAS!!! It was an excellent pre-season game between the Kings and the Avalanche - even better that the Kings won in a shoot out!!! GO KINGS!!


My camera phone is no longer working!! I will be calling at&t tomorrow. GRRRRR!!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Cupcake dilemma

The cupcakes were a hit...some suggested that I start baking like Jan...NO!

There were just 2 problems:
1) I specifically made lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for Misty and Jorri - yet Jorri went home early on Friday and didn't get a cupcake.

2) Rachel was not at work on Friday (hope the anniversary/birthday weekend in Seattle was a blast!) so she did not get to have cupcakes for her birthday month.

I suppose this means that I will be baking cupcakes again this week!

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Proof that I can bake...68 I just have to frost them...oh boy...

The people at work better appreciate this!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Cool Product!!

In less then 2 weeks, I will be unable to wash my hair for a minimum of 7 days. For someone that washes her hair daily, I was grossed out just thinking of what my hair would look like after just 2 days, much less 7!

Having been hospitalized before, I had heard of using baby powder or cornstarch to soak up the greasy oil. Not really effective, but this method is better than nothing in a pinch.

I searched Google and initially found no rinse "shampoo" that was powdery. Since that sounded about as effective as baby powder I kept searching. Eventually I would find what I was looking for on a medical supply website.

It was NOT easy to find. I had to go to several medical supply sites before I found it. I searched Google using keywords like "no-rinse", "without water", "no water", "NASA" (I figured astronauts would probably need something like this and the NASA folks seem to be on top of technological advances :)), etc. NADA!!!

When I received my 4 bottles today (that was the minimum order amount, but again I was verging on desperate!), I chuckled when I read the bottle:
No-Rinse Shampoo
Ready to Use
Absolutely No Water Necessary
Soft, Clean, Manageable Hair Without Water
Just Apply, Lather, and Towel Dry
Hospital Tested and Approved
Leaves Hair Fresh, Clean and Odor-Free
Used by NASA
Their phone number and website
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

It smells nice, so I'm hoping it does the trick. If it works well, I'm going to volunteer to head up their marketing department...obviously they don't have one! The product is reasonably priced so perhaps their lack of marketing is what keeps their costs down?

Also available in a package deal on but it's more pricey. To search for it on Target's website you have to only use "no rinse" not shampoo. SERIOUSLY?!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Final BB8B!

Interesting fact the hubby told me - Julie Chen is married to the President of CBS!

How funny was it when Dustin realized they'd have to pick between the Donatos? Talk about his worst nightmare!

Jen made a good point - "We're all pretty much stupid for not voting them out the three times they were up." Brilliant move house guests!

I enjoy that Amber got on Jen for calling a truce with Dick after he was TERRIBLE to her. Shocker, Amber was actually making sense!!

Loved that Eric asked Dick to say nice things about everyone on the Jury. Of course, he didn't really, except for Eric. Can't really argue with his assessment though.

How bratty is Danielle? She is pissed that Dick wasn't a jerk to the jury and actually provided valid arguments for voting for him.

Amber looked like she was wearing a muumuu...moooooooooo! Jessica is cute but her top is not flattering. Vincent looked surprisingly normal.

LOVED the America's Player segment!!!! BRILLIANT!!!

Conclusion: Being blond and winning 5 POVs does not get you $500,000. Being smart and honest will (even if you are a complete jerk).

Monday, September 17, 2007

You know you're old when...

I will now copy and paste an email I received from the dear hubby today:

Okay, so on my lunch break today, I was feeling a little nostalgic, so I looked up my old schools. These are definitely signs of getting old…

High School: I recognized some of the teachers’ names, but I only saw one or two that I had.
Middle School: There is ONE of my teachers remaining, and she looked old when I had her in 8th grade
Elementary School: I did not recognize one member of the faculty! No teachers, no administrative staff, nothing! The only person that remains is the crossing guard, and she has to be pushing 90 at this point!

Do you realize it has been 16 years since I was in elementary school?

I think that I am better off than the hubby on this one. I know for certain that there are at least a few teachers still teaching at the schools I went to. HOWEVER, it does make me feel old when people that I went to school with are TEACHING at those same schools.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


This is my 100th blog and there are 100 days until Christmas...coincidence?

Saturday, September 15, 2007


Bloggers beware!!! REQUIRED reading can be found here. Note to the evil virus makers...DO NOT MESS WITH MY ABILITY TO READ AND WRITE BLOGS. I think the HCBC will agree!

Special thanks to Bianka for the info!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Rachel is a TRAITOR!!!

How long have I been blogging now? MONTHS! How long have Kim and I been trying to get Rachel to blog? MONTHS!

Imagine my shock and HORROR to find out this morning that RACHEL IS A TRAITOR!!!

My proof? Here

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Internet Crisis - Part 2

My Internet was down AGAIN last night!!! We're averaging one full day per month. (You can read about my last Internet Crisis here.)

My Internet was intermittently down all weekend. This meant that I didn't dare start the tests
for any of my online classes as you only get one try to complete them. Last night the connection wasn't even intermittent. Thankfully it was back up this morning before work...cross your fingers that it stays up. I'm taking no chances and will be completing my assignments/exams at alternate locations today. So annoyed!!!

The hubby when to our HOA meeting last night and learned that our fiber optic connection receives the signal via Verizon satellite. VERIZON INTERNET SUCKS!!!! At least this has been my experience...that is why we got DSL Extreme in Moreno Valley (LOVE THEM!). I told the hubby I wanted to pay additional for DSL Extreme so that I can have reliable connectivity, but he doesn't think we can with the stupid fiber optic wiring. GRRR!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2007


My wonderful new house is being invaded by ants. They have managed to attack EVERY single room. I've spent a fortune in Raid and bait traps that aren't working. One of my friends suggested that I use baby powder to try and get rid of the little suckers. I did, and IT WORKS!!! I'd much rather use something that is safe for humans and pets than stinky chemicals. And the only side effect (other than having "snow" along your baseboards) is the lovely scent of baby powder. Windex works wonderfully on glass (yes I had a trail across my bathroom mirror), as it doubles as cleaning :)

For more info:
How to get rid of ants

How happy am I?

I decided to go on a hunt for my MIA Burke Williams gift certificates that I received for my birthday 6 months and one move ago. I knew for certain that they were in one of maybe 5 boxes labeled "B.O.C." - the acronym for Box of Crap.

Imagine my extreme surprise and happiness when I went to put something away in a closet containing 2 of the BOCs, and found that in the one that was opened, the BW GCs were sitting right on top!! O happy day!

Friday, September 7, 2007

11 Reasons Why I Love My Wife...

Obviously this is a guest blog...JennAnn does not have a wife (at least, I don't think she does...I don't think she swings that way...hmm...). Well, anyway, the reason I pick 11 is because, contrary to popular belief, I am not that creative and 11 is my number (just as 33 is Jenn's number). So, here we go:

1) She let's me refer to her as "the wife"
2) She refers to herself as "the wife"
3) She lets me bowl and play softball
4) She comes and watches my softball games (she is my team's cheerleader...they are very disappointed when she doesn't come)
5) She cleans and does laundry and cooks even though it hurts her physically to do so
6) She calls our dog "the Booger" and our cat "Puddy"...even when she is mad at them
7) She mimics the children of her friends (using words like toot [cute], roni & cheese [macaroni & cheese], etc.)
8) She has actually got me to do numbers 6 & 7
9) She is the most intelligent person I know
10) She understands that I am not exactly Mr. Handy Man when it comes to the house or to cars
11) She fell in love with me because (only because, in my opinion) of my smarts.

I know I could come up with more than this, but Jenn knows more than anyone that I am not really a gushy type of person. Besides, I don't want to my sista-in-law upchuck again.

Love you, babe!!

Congratulations to the hubby!!

The hubby bowled another 300 game last night!!!! YAY!!!!! Don't quote me on this, but I think it's his 7th sanctioned and 12th total 300 game. Apparently I will need to write another 33 reasons why I love him next week so that he bowls another 300 game. Good job Bunny!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

BBB # 23

Double eviction week = CRAZY!!!

I'm sad that both Jessica and Eric got the boot. I am happy that they really do love each other and we didn't have to watch one of them separate from the other for long. Eric's good-bye message to Jess was sweet.

I no longer have any desire to watch After Dark because the final four (Dick, Daniele, Zach, and Jameka) are kinda boring.

If Daniele doesn't win I will be thoroughly disappointed.

Jameka is apparently trying to fill the role of Wah-mber. STOP CRYING!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Reasons Why I Love My Husband

1) He loves me (sometimes I make that difficult-at least I admit it).
2) He brings things to me from up/downstairs when I am down/upstairs.
3) He lets me call him "Bunny".
4) He kills bugs that dare enter our house, no matter what size they are.
5) He cleans the cat's litter box and cleans up after the dog.
6) He lifts/carries everything that I cannot (and these days that list is getting pretty long).
7) He puts my car in the garage every night after securing "the furries" and brings my belongings into the house.
8) He gets my car washed and oil changed.
9) He allows me to be addicted to blogging and shows interest (or at least pretends to).
10) He supports me even if he doesn't always agree with me.
11) He tolerates my weird control freak tendencies.
12) He tolerates my messiness. (I know, I know, how can a control freak be messy?!).
13) He loves my insane family and gets along well with them.
14) He challenges me and loves playing devil's advocate.
15) He accepts the fact that he only gets a quarter of the space in our walk in closet.
16) He will gladly let me do whatever I want, as long as I let him play video games whenever he wants.
17) He has probably done the laundry more times than I have since we've lived together.
18) He has probably cooked dinner more times than I have since we've lived together.
19) He has been known to run out and pick up food far too many times to count, while I sit at home.
20) He is amused by the fact that I require constant challenges and need to continually learn something new to be happy.
21) He will fetch Motrin and water whenever I need it.
22) He takes out the trash.
23) He is a good bowler which allows me "proud wife bragging rights".
24) He runs much faster than you'd expect (again allowing me proud wife bragging rights).
25) He gets along with everyone!
26) He doesn't watch football other than the Super Bowl.
27) He doesn't watch basketball...ever?
28) He loves baseball.
29) He loves hockey.
30) His family is GREAT!
31) He's an only child of an only child - that means we get all of the attention at family functions!
32) German Dance Group!
33) He's possibly a bigger geek that I am!

I love you Bunny!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

BBB #22

This is Will subbing in for Jenn tonight. Here are my thoughts on tonight's show:

- Eric mimicking Dick was great. Only an ego maniac like Dick would actually find humor in it. But, from a viewer's prospective, it was very entertaining.

- Note to Dick...have you looked in the mirror lately? Come on, with your looks combined with your attitude, Janelle is WAY out of your league, dude!

- Daniele really pisses me off sometimes, but she is one hell of a competitor. If there is ever a BB All-Stars 2, and she is in it, she could challenge Janelle for the veto record. She already has 4, and there is still one more left (since this week is a double eviction, there will most likely be no veto comp for the second eviction).

- As much as I hate to say it, it looks like Jessica will indeed be going home, at which point they better go on suicide watch for Eric. He is already devastated about her being on the block and now he is telling her that she is safe...which, she is far from. He will almost certainly think that Jessica views him as a total liar, and I think that may push him over the edge. Another thought on that is that since the HOH and subsequent eviction will be so close together, Eric may not be far behind Jessica because he will be in no condition to compete.

Weekend Travel

The hubby and I traveled from LAX to Columbus, Ohio this weekend. At one point we actually called home to leave a message to remind me of the five things I needed to blog about. Unfortunately, I was not able to take any discreet photos.

1) Transportation - No joke, we're sitting at the gate in Columbus on our way home and I overhear this from the couple next to me (Asian businessman to his Eastern European wife): "Have you arranged for transportation when we arrive in Los Angeles?" I found the use of the word "transportation" odd. Could just be me. I began referring to the wife as a mail order bride. I'm terrible, I know.

2) Angry Passenger - We flew Southwest, so when we stopped in Phoenix we were lucky enough to score the 2 seats in the emergency exit row. YAY! When the rest of the people began to board a guy was waiting to take the middle seat in the exit row behind us. The following ensued:
Flight Attendant: Sir, would you like me to hold your bag while you wait to take your seat?
Angry Man: Well, I am just waiting for this guy to move!
Flight Attendant: Sir, I was just trying to help you out. There's no need to get angry.
Angry Man: Hey, calm down, okay?
Flight Attendant: Sir, if you are going to have that attitude, you should not be sitting in an exit row.
At this point, angry man doesn't say anymore. Then, when the flight attendant is giving our exit row instructions, she makes extra sure to see that he understands, and makes sure that he responds to every question, which just makes him even more angry. Finally, what do you think angry man orders for his drink? Beer, of course.

3) Stupid Travelers - We arrived early at LAX and we sat on the taxi way for what seemed like hours. We sat in one spot for about 10 minutes, then we moved about 20 feet and stopped again. It was obvious that we were still in no man's land. Someone in the back decided they did not want to be patient, so they hit the little service button, which causes a ding...similar to the one when the pilot turns off the seat belt sign. So, after repeatedly being told to stay in our seats with our seat belts securely fastened due to being on an active taxi way, what do people do when they hear the ding? They stand up and start unpacking their stuff of course. If I were the flight attendant, I would have said, "for those of you who stood up, you are free to exit the plane. If you can survive the 30 foot fall, police shooting at you and dogs chasing you, you deserve to get off the plane early. For the rest of you, thank you for being patient while we wait for our gate to be freed up."

4) Ontario vs. LAX - Note to self: Don't be cheap and pay the extra money to fly out of Ontario. You will be MUCH happier and will better be able to resist the urge to strangle those described in #3. If you haven't flown through Ontario, you should. It is far less crowded and a lot more clean than LAX.

5) British lady at LAX?! - Why is the recorded greeting/advisory at the baggage claim at LAX a British woman? Might this confuse those who may be visiting from another country? Then again, it could be in Spanish...

Monday, September 3, 2007