Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Brain Hurts...

So I work with several managers in my office... I work with one more than most - going back and forth editing documents for different things going on... I gave him a copy of a document to check out to see if there were any changes or additions that needed to be made.  What I got back was a very interesting take on "cut and paste" in order to show me the changes he wanted made.

He cut the page and taped what he wanted there in the place of what I had written then put it all back together.

Yeah........  Just......  There are no words.

My brain hurts.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Random Photos...

Here's a bunch of my randomness through photos :-)


My boy, Fred, he lays in funny poses on the bed...  All day.

My girl, Emily... For once not being squished by Fred while laying on the bed... He seems to think that he has to lay RIGHT where she is...

Parachuter at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

My favorite store... Had to take a picture... We always watch the race from on top of the aquarium parking structure... Josh never brings the nice camera anymore, but I always have my free one :-)

More racing :-)

There weren't many crashes this year, but they have to bring the smashed up cars right under us...

We always stay for the drifting... Most of the cars weren't doing much around the corner we were watching, but this guy didn't disappoint...

My pretty, pretty car fresh and clean back from getting it's 5k service... My rims were so immaculate, I could have licked them... But I didn't. ;-) haha
 This button taunts me...  It's my Safety Connect button - it's like the Toyota/Lexus version of OnStar... I got to push it once when I first got the car in order to make sure it was set up properly... I spoke with Dylan.  I want to push it again!

 Some of my favorite things in my favorite car... My gorgeous beloved Lola Harvey's Seatbelt Bag, my new dark blue Coach sunglasses (Josh teases me because they match my car - I swear I didn't do it on purpose...), and a diet coke (at least the top of the bottle...)

 It trips me out that my rear tires are wider than Josh's truck tires...  He laughs at me and says it's a normal thing for a sporty car to have really wide tires...  Even though I know he's right, it's still weird to me...

 Hidden happiness in my garage... I once told Josh that I would have dated him just because of his cars...  Now we just need to actually get the transmission back in the Mustang so that we can take it out for a spin... It's been WAY too long... And we need to get someone to figure out which stinking carburetor goes in the Vette...  We can't get a straight answer from anyone...  It drives, but it needs a new one...  And they both need to be washed REALLY badly...  So dusty right now.....

And finally.... (if I can get it to work...) A video showing what we were listening to all day at the Grand Prix... :-)
video

So there you have it....  My randomness through photos.......  Enjoy :-)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lazy Sick Day...

After dealing with my neighbor at work coming in sick and coughing all over the place, my body has finally given in...  Whatever illness had been trying to catch me the past week or so has finally caught up.  I went home early from work yesterday... Stayed home today... I really don't have time for this, but who am I to be too upset about lounging on the couch watching movies?  It's actually kind of a good thing that I was home today because Josh called about an hour after he left for work because he forgot his laptop and needed me to bring it to him. Unfortunately that meant that I didn't get to sleep in as much as I would have liked...  But the rest of my day has been spent laying on the couch, playing my DS, and scanning through movies in the On Demand menu.

I already watched Julie and Julia and now I am getting into Meet Joe Black.  I may turn it off before the end though because the part when Anthony Hopkins is saying goodbye to his daughter makes me cry every time.... haha

Anywho...........  Laying back down now.....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Best. Story. Ever.

So today at work I was out in the field helping with something at one of the Dealerships and we were all talking while we were working... Well, I heard the best story ever from one of the guys...  He was home visiting family when his aunt told them a story about her friend...

Apparently her friend's son is mentally handicapped and one day he kept calling her at work over and over again really excited to tell her, "I caught a troll!!! I caught a troll!!!" 

So she finally gets home from work and he meets her at the door... "I caught a troll!!!!" 

She still doesn't know what to think until she hears a pounding sound coming from inside the house...

Apparently a census worker that happens to be a "little person" had stopped by the house earlier in the day....

And he "caught" him and trapped him in the bathroom.

All day.

He caught a troll.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

So Excited...

I get really excited over the little things....  Here is what I am excited about right now:

1. GLEE!!!!!!!!! FINALLY.  It has been way too long and I have been counting down the days until it would be back!!  I love this show so much.

2. Harvey's Seatbelt Bags having a booth at the Long Beach Grand Prix this weekend!  Even though the store is about 5 minutes from my friend's house, I am ridiculously excited...  Like so excited I could barely type the e-mail telling her that they were gonna be there...

3. Weddings - another round of my friends are at the "get married" stage now!  There are two weddings this month and one in June.  The two weddings this month are kind of crazy because two of our friends that do not know each other are getting married at the exact same place two weeks apart... So weird!

4. The Long Beach Grand Prix - we go every year... And I am usually lucky enough to score two extra tickets for my best friend and her husband. (I still don't have the two extras in my hands, which makes me nervous, but I am promised that I will have them...)  We watch it from on top of the Aquarium Parking structure instead of in the Grand Stand.  But this year, my friend and I will be hiking over to the other end of the place to see the Harvey's display at some point!

That's it for now :-)

Hopefully this week goes quickly so that I can get to the fun stuff!

Friday, April 9, 2010

5th Wedding Anniversary

In honor of our 5th Wedding Anniversary - please enjoy "our song"

Friday, April 2, 2010

Things I Love...

Ok.... I have done posts kind of like this before, so some of these may be repeats, but that’s all right, right? Because they are still things that I love...



Obvious ones...

- My husband – Our 5th anniversary is coming up next week! Where has the time gone?!?! We met right before my 19th birthday through friends, but didn’t start dating until about 3½ years later... We find a way to make each other laugh until our stomachs hurt pretty much constantly... Every day may not have been the same level of bright, sun-shiny happiness, but we just get each other and at the end of the day there is nowhere I would rather be than in his arms. And this year we have better plans than settling for Denny’s for dinner because it was quick and easy and we had had long weeks at work... Although it did make for a lot of fun telling people that that is what we did for our anniversary...

- My family – I have a BIG family and they are all awesome. My parents are such a great example of people who are just perfect for each other... I heard them bicker (I had to use “bicker” because “fight” or “argument” are way too strong for how silly it was) ONCE in my life and that was while they were working on a home improvement project and it had been a very long day and they disagreed on how best to start the next phase of putting in the wood floor... haha My siblings are all such strong people and are all incredible in their own way... We all may have had our differences when we were younger, but the older we get, the closer we all are. And my nieces and nephews are the smartest, funniest, more adorable group of kids you could ever find... If they are sad, it makes my heart hurt and when they are happy, you can’t help but be happy with them.

- My friends – They are like my family away from family... And since most of my family is not close by, some of their families have “adopted” me and treat me like their own kid... Especially my best friend, Kat, and her husband and family... We spend a lot of the holidays with them and spend pretty much every weekend with them. Plus, because of my friends, I get to go shopping to buy dresses for three weddings coming up... Two of them this month!

- My cats – they may drive me crazy sometimes and I may kind of a little bit sometimes wish in the back of my mind that they were the malamutes that we are going to get when they are no longer with us, but they are really cute and lovey... Especially my boy cat who greets us at the door and would let us kiss the fur right off of his face... Emily may meow a bit too much (understatement) and get in the way when we try to walk, but she still just loves to snuggle up on my lap and purr constantly...

- Jobs – Now, don’t get me wrong... If I didn’t have to work – I wouldn’t. But as it is, I am grateful that J and I both have jobs at a time when you hear every day about people getting laid off... And at a time when the company I work for is being dragged through the mud constantly... Even if his taking a job with a different company recently means that he doesn’t have any vacation time for six months, making it so we can really go anywhere and will miss out on family stuff...


Ok... enough seriousness......


Less obvious ones....

- Jammies – before I started working out every night, the first thing I would do when I got home from work was change into my jammies and relax. Now, I still get to them, it just takes a little longer...

- Harvey’s Seatbelt Bags – no surprise here... They are my favorite purses ever. I am still madly in love with my Lola and I get more compliments on it than any of my others... I call it my “Tomboy Bag” because it is so like me... Girly, but tough.

- Frozen Yogurt – my weakness has always been anything cold and sweet... Lately, though, it has zeroed in on Plain Tart Frozen Yogurt from Cherry On Top or Yogurtland. They have the best...

- Converse All Stars – I have been wearing these since I was 11. There is something sublime about how perfectly stiff the canvas is and how white the white parts are when they are brand new... The only annoying thing is that I have to order them from zappos or from the Converse website now because NO STORES carry half sizes... Ugh.

- Working out – I bet no one who knows me would ever expect to see this on here... And it’s not that I love working out really... It’s more that I love the weight I have lost, the extra confidence, and the beginnings of muscle tone that it has given me already... haha

- Massages – why, oh why did I wait so long to get a professional massage?? It was incredible. I will be getting many more...

- My IS 250 – Such a fun car. I had a plan to be really good about washing this one because it’s such a pretty color and you can’t really see that when it’s dirty... But rain and pollen have already made me want to throw up my hands and give up... As I said to Josh the day after I last washed it and came out to find it filthy already, “THIS is why I barely ever wash my cars!! It’s an exercise in futility!!!!!”

- Books – I love love love love love love love books. I always have. My bookshelves at home are once again loaded to what looks like their breaking point... I really need to replace my two 3-foot ones with two 6-foot ones... (To go with the two 6-foot ones that I already have...) I read and re-read over and over and over again... I just love curling up with a good book. I could spend hours in book stores looking through the stacks, discovering new books or authors... It’s the best.

- My DVR – I have said many times how happy I am to have a dvr. I no longer have to watch the filler on shows like American Idol... I can just get to the singing without having to listen to Randy say “Dawg” a million times... Or Kara ramble on and on... Or listen to the entire song if the person singing it is just seriously terrible and really shouldn’t have made it this far in the competition... It seriously only takes about 20 minutes to watch a 2-hour episode.

- My hair – It is really thick and shiny and soft and pretty... And it is my natural color (eep!) for the first time in YEARS. I miss the red sometimes, but I am getting more and more okay with my natural color as the sun adds back in my natural highlights...

- Music – I like pretty much anything if it’s good... Rock, Rap, Classical, Jazz, Pop... It’s all good... (I even like a teeny tiny bit of country.... Sometimes.)

- Target – I have been trying to be good about not spending so much time there... The cashiers at the one by my office used to know me by name. That’s when I knew I had a problem... But I still love that store. I love to just wander and look at everything...

- Video Games – I can’t help it... I love them. I always have my Nintendo DSi with me... And we have the Wii and the PS3 at home... It’s just a nice way to disconnect and give my brain a much-needed vacation... haha

- Bare Minerals make-up – This stuff is seriously awesome... So glad my “sister-from-another-mister”, Hazel, introduced me to it...

- Laughing – Totally and completely. Nothing is better than laughing so hard you cry and your stomach feels like it’s going to burst... Especially when it is about something so completely stupid that not every is laughing as hard as you... There are so many times that Kat and I are laughing uncontrollably and our husbands are staring at us like we are crazy, while trying to reign us in to finish whatever it was we were doing...

- Reeses’s Mini Peanut Butter Eggs – Seriously, YUM

- Johnson’s Lavender and Chamomile lotion... Smells SO good and makes my hands ridiculously soft. Even if it does have a stupid little blurb on the back instead of the usual description you would expect to find... “She approaches life with a quiet sense of calm. You instantly feel at peace in her presence. She loves this relaxing lavender and chamomile lotion because it does more than just moisturize.” It keeps going, but you get the picture.... So lame. Hahahaha

- Asian food – Chinese, Thai, Japanese... I love it.

- Dark Chocolate – Really good dark chocolate... So delicious.

- Orbit Sweet Mint Gum – this stuff is awesome. It tastes like those yummy after dinner mints... Mmm......

- Diet Coke – Yum. Just yum.

- Early Close Days – We don’t get these very often and lately it seems like we are too busy to even entertain the thought of leaving a second early, but when they happen, they are wonderful... I’ve always said the two easiest ways to boost morale around here is more jeans days and let people go home early once in a while...

- Sleeping in – I can’t help it... Some weekends I just love to see how long I can sleep... It’s so nice. And I know some day down the line when we have kids I will have to give it up... So I am enjoying the crap out of it while I can...

- When people I dislike get in trouble – ‘Nuff said.

Ok... I’m starting to stretch here... I mean, I had a run going there about food! I think this list is done for the time being....

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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