Sunday, November 30, 2008

What and Where?

Wine Tasting Extravaganza

KFuj and I are going wine tasting in Temecula today. Through our expert planning (aided by Google Maps), we have determined that there are 5 wineries within a mile of each other. The husbands are going golfing while we taste and then they are picking us up for dinner, as we plan to be in no position to drive.

Would anyone like to place their bets for how much wine is tasted and how many bottles are purchased between the two of us?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

My Uncle Made Me Do This

1. What is your occupation right now? Baby-sitter/Office Supply Crisis Counselor
2. What color are your socks right now? I rarely ever wear socks
3. What are you listening to right now? TV...need to go put on Christmas music
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Corn dogs at 10:00 AM
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Maybe? My uncle taught me how when I was 16 but I haven't since
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My mom
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Duh? He's my uncle
8. How old are you today? 27, I will be tomorrow too :)
9.What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? Baseball, hockey is WAY better in person.
10. What is your favorite drink? Water (does that count?)
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes, but not in years.
12. Favorite food? Italian
13. What is the last movie you watched? Twilight, twice!
14.What is your favorite day of the year? Christmas!
15. How do you vent anger? Alone time
16. What was your favorite toy as a child? books (yes, I am proud of my geekishness)
17. What is your favorite season? Christmas
18. Cherries or Blueberries? blueberries
19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? sure
20. Who is the most likely to respond? several of the HCBC members
21. Who is least likely to respond? My mom
22. When was the last time you cried? don't ask
23. What is on the floor of your closet? A bunch of random things...notice cleaning and organizing my closet is still on my to do list.
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to? If KFuj shows this to Mr. KFuj, then him :)
26. What did you do last night? Ate too much, car napped on the way home, then went to bed...STILL have a headache!
27. What are you most afraid of? lots of things
28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? Cheeseburger
29. Favorite dog breed? Dachshunds...if only they weren't so stubborn!
30. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
31. How many states have you lived in? 1
32. Diamonds or pearls? diamonds
33. What is your favorite flower? Roses

How much do I love that this is a list of 33?!

Congrats to my Mom!

She got a Royal in Reno! Too bad it was only nickels, but still not bad! Double bonus to Lil Dahl for taking a discrete photo in a casino - I'm pretty sure that's major rule breaking!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for...
The hubby
The Furries
A cozy home
Mostly good health
Jobs that make most of the following possible...
Lots of books to read
Mr Pearl and BBM
Rain in Chino
The official start of the Christmas season
Driving opposite traffic on the 91 on Thanksgiving
Personalized license plates
Random and discrete photography
Strength and perseverance
Lists of 22 :)

Gobble Gobble!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Confessions of a Starbucks Addict

Ever since I discovered that I could buy $100 of Starbucks gift cards for only $80 at Costco, I've pretty much been going to Starbucks every morning on my way to hell...I The Christmas cups make me happy and a little caffeine never hurts anyone!

Disclaimer to the hubby: please stop reading here. Don't say I didn't warn you.

For the last few weeks, my early morning BBM buddies have heard me talk about my HSB sightings/encounters. What is HSB? HSB is my Hot Starbucks Boy. He works the drive-thru and just adds a little bit extra happiness to my morning. Not only is he HOT, but he's super nice and happy at such an early and unpleasant time of day. He strikes up short conversations that aren't the canned questions all of the baristas ask.

About a week ago, I decided that HSB was going to marry my sistor. I began to stalk him - oops, I mean gather details about him. He works irregular morning shifts and appears to be of college age. His name is Adam. When he's not in his Starbucks attire I imagine he's surfer/clean cut based on the haircut and leather bracelet he wears every day. Today he had on a wristband indicating that he had a fun night out last night and is of legal drinking age. I'm working up to the actual important stuff like are you single and would you like to marry my sistor?. :)

As previously mentioned, KFuj and I visit the same Starbucks. Until this morning, she had not had the pleasure of seeing HSB. I'll let her recap her first meeting with HSB in her comment (which she's just itching to write!).

The best part about HSB? He properly aligns your cup for you!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Circle of Thanksgiving Dinner

This is how my sister prepared her Thanksgiving plate. Are you as amused as I am?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Coincidence? I Think Not!

Is it a coincidence that the day after my Steak Fries post the hubby finds out that his triglyceride levels are borderline high despite his daily dose of Caduet? What does this mean? Well, he's getting retested in a few months (since he thinks it's coincidental that he had dinner at Outback a day and a half prior and missed a few doses of Caduet in the weeks leading up to the test). The Wife thinks he should join her in moderating the amount of carbs, alcohol, and fats that he eats. I will be posting a poll for you to agree with me - I mean vote on the best course of action. :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Steak Fries

After dipping his fries in A-1 this weekend, Striker said, "this brings a whole new meaning to steak fries".

Sunday, November 16, 2008

FIRE! We are fine!

Despite news reports, we are at least 5 miles away from any of the fires. Our house is pretty much in the middle of the nice flat Chino Basin. However, 2 people on my team at work have been evacuated - one in Chino Hills and another in Anaheim Hills. Pictures do not do justice for what we have witnessed. Last night we could see flames all along the ridges. I took some pictures with my fancy camera and telephoto lens which I will post later. Most of the freeways are open this morning so we are no longer shut off from the southeast.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Random Things Found in my Mom's Backyard

There is a water cooler sitting on the (dirty) patio table, but no chairs...standing room only?
For some unknown reason, the gardners zip-tied the hose...

Anyone want to caption this one?
He couldn't resist...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Carrie Underwood Concert

Sunday night I went with my mom and sister to the Carrie Underwood Concert at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. It's a brand spanking new arena and parking was (gasp) FREE! Great concert too! Yes, we are actually you see any resemblance?

Any guesses at how many times we had to retake this picture?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Why We Needed a Cal King

This is Oskar's favorite sleeping position. We call it "The H". He might only weigh 12 pounds, but he takes up a lot of room!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm Procrastinating...

I received this via email from both Queen B and Agent Dragonfly today, so I thought I'd just post mine :)

1. What time did you get up this morning? 5:45 am
2. Diamonds or pearls? diamonds

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? wow, this is a great
question - I can't remember! I think it was something with Pickle...
4. What is your favorite TV show? Grey's Anatomy

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? banana chocolate Vivanno or a Breakfast Jack (both drive thrus are on my way to the freeway)
6. What is your middle name? Ann

7. What food do you dislike? most green vegetables and fish
8. What is your favorite CD at moment? Getting ready to bust out Mariah Carey Merry Christmas...I play it non-stop between Thanksgiving and Christmas

9. What kind of car do you drive? Pilot
10. Favorite sandwich? Grilled Cheese...yes, I am aware that I have the palate of a 5 year old

11. What characteristics do you despise? meanness, perpetual laziness
12. Favorite item of clothing? jammies!

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you
go? the beach... any beach
14. Favorite brand of clothing? doesn't really matter

15. Where would you retire to? a house that's paid off...good answer QB!
16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? My 25th...and not for good reasons

17. Favorite sport to watch? hockey or baseball

18. Furthest place you are sending this? around the world?

19. Person you expect to send it back first? Don't care

20. When is your birthday? March 3rd
21. Are you a morning person or a night person? I'm more of an early
afternoon person :) This is why the Queen and I get along so well!

22. What is your shoe size? 8.5
23. Pets? Oskar (miniature long haired dachshund), Felix (black cat), and C. Monkey (gray and white cat - Felix's litter mate, but we just got him in June - C. is for his given name by his previous owner)

24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? Not really.

25. What did you want to be when you were little? definitely not what I am doing now!

26. How are you today? swamped and tired
27. What is your favorite candy? don't really eat it anymore...

28. What is your favorite flower? roses
29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? Christmas!

30. What is your full name? Jenn Ann :)
31. What are you listening to right now? the fan in my office that keeps me from roasting - it's also putting me to sleep

32. What was the last thing you ate? apple slices
33. Do you wish on stars? not so much
34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? blue...what's wrong with laying around and making stuff pretty? ;)

35. How is the weather right now? not sure...haven't been outside and I don't have a window
36. The first person you spoke to on the phone today? hmmmm someone at work...?

37. Favorite soft drink? Dr. Pepper

38. Favorite restaurant? Olive Garden
39. Real hair color? brown
40. What was your favorite toy as a child? probably Barbie
41. Summer or winter? Summer
42. Hugs or kisses? both... depends on the mood

43. Chocolate or Vanilla? vanilla
44. Coffee or tea? iced tea
45. Do you want your friends to email you back? I prefer BBMs :)

46. When was the last time you cried? last month
47. What is under your bed? usually one of the cats when we're trying to shoo them out of the bedroom

48. What did you do last night? went to KFuj's Partylite party
49. What are you afraid of? the dark, spiders
50. Salty or sweet? both!

51. How many keys on your key ring? 4

52. How many years at your current job? 3 years at current job, 9+ years
at current company
53. Favorite day of the week? Saturday

54. How many towns have you lived in? 5
55. Do you make friends easily? not so much...I usually hang out with the same ones...I like them :)

56. How many people will you send this to? however many read my blog

57. How many will respond? a few :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

In case you were wondering...

I did get a bread bowl on Tuesday (it WAS raining!)...

I wasn't going to have one until Rachel asked if I wanted to go get soup at Claim Jumper. It's not like I ever pass up lunch with Rach!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's Raining in Chino!

Unfortunately it's during the morning commute! The question is: bread bowl for lunch?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bad Picture...

...but it seems fitting for a fall back Monday! I know KT will agree with me. Why does AZ have to rebel against changing their time? Even worse will be that I will no longer leave work during daylight. Sigh.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

All in the Family

Do you think we're related? These purses belong to: my aunt, mom, me, and my sister.