Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Fragments!!

Friday Fragments?
Yay! It's Friday!!!! Which means Friday Fragments time. I need it, apparently my laziness does not allow me to post during the week unless it's Friday Fragments. Head over to Mrs. 4444's (the creator/mastermind behind FF) page to check out her Friday Fragments and the Frags of other fine fine bloggers!

~I love fall. Of course, the leaves changing is awesome and beautiful but one of my most favorite things is when I'm driving and seeing the leaves fly up behind my car. It makes me happy just thinking about it!

~Big game this weekend!! The Vikings will play the Packers at Lambeau and I will be wearing my AJ Hawk jersey and pink converse (so far they've been lucky) nervously watching the game on Sunday. Go Pack Go!!!!!

~So Taco Bell is GIVING away the Black Jack Taco everyday from 6pm to midnight. Hmm, I wonder why?! Oh maybe it's because everyone is too scared of the amount of food coloring that must have been used to color that taco shell black. YUCK!

~Skip on over this one Kori :) It's another Project Runway frag! Carol Hannah, I still love you and I want you to win and by no means do I think you're a one trick pony. Althea, must you wear your hear like a Charlie's Angel? Irena, you suck. Christopher, you're a sweetheart but for the life of me I cannot figure out how you have made it this far. Gordana, please try not to use gray in your next outfit...it's so boring! Logan, we will all miss gazing at your beautiful face.

~I went to my doctor's appointment on Wednesday for the follow up testing to the bad results. I absolutely LOVED the doctor and his nurse. They were awesome and both comforted me as I sat in the examination room in a puddle of my own tears. They did a biopsy and a cutterage, it wasn't as painful as I expected it to be. But I don't think that the experience would have turned out the way it did had I not had such a great doctor and nurse! God bless them! I will get the results back next week so I'm trying to stay positive and not freak out over the possible negative outcomes. Mr. Ski has been awesome regarding all this, not that I didn't think he would be but it just caught me off guard how encouraging and supportive he's been. He's been ensuring me that he will be by my side for the bad and the good. As well as telling me that he just has "a really good feeling" about it all. We definitely have had our moments where outcomes have seemed bleak but man, he has ALWAYS come through just when I need him the most. I love him.

~Speaking of Mr. Ski, he got his disability rating last week. Which means we'll be out of the Army by February (once terminal leave is over). While that's scary, there are also positives like: we can travel whenever, wherever we want without getting permission from the Army first and Mr. Ski won't have to get up at 4am on the weekdays anymore. I'm sure there are more but those two stick out the most!

~The neighbor's inflatables haven't slumped over yet. I did get encouraged last week when I came out of the house and all three were completely deflated!! But it was just because they'd briefly turned off the fans...bummer! Mr. Ski and I have a bet as to how soon they will take down their Halloween inflatables and blow up the Thanksgiving ones. I'm predicting they'll have the turkey/pilgrim combo in their yard by Sunday morning.

~And now for your Mitch Hedberg quote for the week: "I'm lactose intolerant, I have to eat my cereal with a fork."

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Updates

Well, I've been a slacker. BIG TIME. So I thought I'd do an update post. Not that you care but you know so I don't feel like such a slacker.

*I'm sick AGAIN! And this time I can't sleep. I woke up every hour and a half or so last night and let me tell you that sucks. I never have trouble sleeping so a nap during my lunch break today was necessary.

**There's been a lot of drama going on over the last 2 weekends, thankfully only 2% involved me. And that's always a good feeling. Drama is terrible but when it's not yours it's somewhat tolerable.

***Paranormal Activity. OH. MY. GOSH. SCARIEST. MOVIE. I. HAVE. EVER. SEEN. There were some of the scenes that stuck in my head so when I laid my blonde head down to sleep I would see those scenes and I'd have to sing the "Favorite Things" song from the Sound of Music to try and forget about it. I had chill bumps for a solid 30 minutes after we saw the movie. It was so disturbing and left me quite unsettled. (Needless to say this wasn't why I couldn't sleep last night). After doing some research yesterday about the movie I started to think it wasn't as scary as I originally thought. But still it's pretty damn freaky.

****I found out that my parent's had to put my childhood dog to sleep. I won't tell you how long I cried. She was a chihuahua and she was 11 and she was mine first. I got her when I was a junior in high school and when I went to college she lived with my parents, and then my grandfather got attached to her so by the time I could have her in an apartment I didn't feel right taking her away from him and then my grandfather died and my mom became very attached to her so I couldn't take her away then either. So, I did the logical thing and drew up adoption papers and legally made her their dog. (seriously) I just hate that she got that sick and that my mom had to make the decision to put her down, I know that was really hard on her. It was a sad day.

*****I have to have a biopsy done tomorrow. You know, those bad tests results I got. Well, this is the second step and I am SCARED. It couldn't come at a worse time either. Mr. Ski got his disability rating from the Army so we should done...really done by the end of January. So that means no more insurance. Which only raises my scared level from a 10 to a 20. Please don't let it be what they think it is.

That's all the updates I can think of. Hopefully, I'll be back on the blogging train more regularly soon.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Fragments!

Friday Fragments?
Welcome to that time of the week that not only signals the coming of the weekend (yay!) but also the day we are given the opportunity to purge our brains of all those little items that may not qualify for a whole post. So be sure to head to Mrs. Fours blog and Ordinary and Awesome's blog, the creators of Friday Fragments and Friday's Freewrite, to read their posts and link yours up while your at it! Happy Friday!

>Visitors: I had to dress up today because of you. Isn't Friday supposed to be a jeans day/casual wear? Well, I guess I really shouldn't complain considering I am able to dress casually just about every day of the week. So I hope you appreciate my attempt to look professional.

>Balloon Boy: I heard this morning that when you were asked "Why didn't you respond when you heard people calling your name?" you said "...um, you guys said that, hrm, we did this for a show." Out of the mouths of babes. Sweet child, you didn't climb in that balloon instead you climbed in a cardboard box to take a nap "for a show." So, essentially you did nothing wrong, you were only doing what you were told to do by your weather seeking, publicity hungry parents. Maybe if they have to pay for the fuel used in the helicopters and vehicles that were canvassing the area for you as well as pay the daily wages for all of those who took part in your search you won't ever have to sleep in a cardboard box again "for a show."

>Buzzards: I saw you all. Lined up 3 to a light pole and wondered what the heck you were doing. And then I saw it...a dead deer on the bridge. Bingo! Please tell me, what business does a deer have on a bridge?

>Project Runway: (I know Kori has officially stopped reading! haha! :) But I can't resist.) This message goes out to Irina. You suck! You are mean, judgmental, and quite frankly a bitch who thinks you know everything. I loved how you mocked Carol Hannah's dress when, O.M.G., in the end her outfit won! You are not a famous model, fashion director or world renowned designer so get off your high horse and keep your mouth shut. Plus, just so you know...your outfit looked like it belonged on a figure skater. You should have gotten an "Auf Wiedersehen!"

>NPR: I love you. You are awesome and the equivalent to my cup of coffee each morning. Thanks for always being there to talk to me during my commute. I don't think I could live without you.

>Neighbor's Inflatables: The watch is on! The first one of you to slump over get's your picture taken!!! Get excited! Frankenstein, I think you may be first! It will only be a matter of time before you're engaged in an inappropriate act with Snoopy.

>Mitch Hedberg: You never have failed to make me laugh. So, I feel it is my duty to share your one-liners with others in order to spread the laughter. Thanks for the smiles! "They say Sprite is made out of lemon and lime. I tried to make it at home, there's more to it than that."

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Confusion.

I feel like I'm at a crossroads in more than one area of my life. And let me tell you my friends, that feeling sucks. I'm just so confused about everything. I really hate this feeling of not knowing what the right path is for me. I just wish someone would give me the answers and let me be on my happy way in that particular direction. But alas, no. There is no fairy godmother coming down to choose the path for me, I'm stuck deciding all by myself and that is not good because one of my most pronounced qualities is indecisiveness. Great.


**SIGH**

Monday, October 12, 2009

Over the Top!


Kara over at His, Hers, and Ours gave me this award on my Birthday...she's such a sweetie. And I'm such a slacker that I'm just now getting around to doing it! OOPS! Better late than never I suppose plus I was drawing a serious blank on what to blog about today so this was perfect.

Here are the rules for the Over the Top Award: USE ONLY ONE WORD! It’s not as easy as you might think. Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It’s quite tricky to use only one-word answers! Once you have filled it out, be sure to pass it on to 6 of your favorite bloggers and alert them that they have been awarded! Have fun!

1. Where is your cell phone? Desk

2. Your hair? Up
3. Your mother? Listener
4. Your father? Hero
5. Your favorite food? Sweet
6. Your dream last night? Weird
7. Your favorite drink? Tea
8. Your dream/goal? Happiness
9. What room are you in? Office
10. Your hobby? Photography
11. Your fear? Loneliness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Counselor
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Awake
15. Muffins? Blueberry
16. Wish list item? Mark II
17. Where did you grow up? Tennessee
18. Last thing you did? Lunch
19. What are you wearing? Khakis
20. Your TV? Flat
21. Your pets? Chihuahua
22. Friends? Awesome
23. Your life? Moments
24. Your mood? Content
25. Missing someone? Bister
26. Vehicle? Altima
27. Something you’re not wearing? Socks
28. Your favorite store? Express
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? Yesterday
31. Last time you cried? Saturday
32. Your best friend? Mr. Ski
33. One place that I go to over and over? Work
34. One person who emails me regularly? Boss
35. Favorite place to eat? Home


My 6 Bloggers:

The Future Mrs. Stilts
Stuck in the Sticks
Half Past Kissing Time
Daisy's Progeny
Living our Love Song
One Day at a Time...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Ridayfay Ragmentsfay

Friday Fragments?

Finally, Friday is here. It's been a long week especially since I only worked two days last week (Monday and Friday) because I was sick. The work week seems so much longer when you have to work all five days. Please head over to Mrs. Fours page to read her Friday Fragments and link up with other bloggers who participate in this fine event!

| I titled this edition of FF the way I did because I like pig latin. I remember in high school a friend wrote me a note in all pig latin. It was awesome. Plus, there was just something about getting a note in class or passed to me in the hall way...even if none of the information was important which in high school that information was ALWAYS important! :)

| When I was sick last week, I went to the doctor and they told me I had all the beginning stages/symptoms of H1N1 but luckily we were able to get a handle on it before it went full blown. I like to think that I had piglet flu...the baby version of swine flu.

| I really like listening to Pandora while I'm at work. It makes my monotonous day a little more interesting. Especially since I am apparently not good at grouping together appropriate music...for instance I have a Dave Matthews channel and while you are supposed to put "like" musicians in the station mine consists of everyone from Jack Johnson to Enya to the Dixie Chicks. And since the Dixie Chicks are thrown into that mix it means that other country music besides the DC's filters through my station. Which causes me to have to give out several thumbs downs! I like country music but I can only tolerate so much at a time.

| I recently was at the video store and when I walked up to the counter this conversation was occuring between two employees:

Female Employee: What do you mean it's not in American?!

Male Employee: It is in another language but the words on the screen are in American.

Female Employee: Well, I was about to say we have no need carrying movies that aren't in American.
I mean why wouldn't a movie be in American????? And it's just weird that someone would want to read words on the screen during a movie, what's the point in that?!

I stood at that counter screaming in my head....DON'T YOU MEAN ENGLISH NOT AMERICAN?! AND THOSE WORDS ON THE SCREEN ARE CALLED SUBTITLES! Everytime she said American I think my eye twitched.

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I have to go get fitted for a bridesmaid's dress on Sunday. I am not looking forward to it. I can't wait to see the bride but I am not ready to have to try on a dress and see what size I am now...it was hard enough last May but I'm fairly certain I've gained more weight since then. Dread....completely and utterly dreading squeezing my fat butt in a dress. Especially when her other bridesmaids are skinny.... This would motivate most but if anything it makes me want to eat more ice cream.

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I need to learn to keep my mouth shut. A friend of mine hasn't returned my calls the majority of the week because of a comment I made that I now wish I hadn't. All I said was, I don't see why he(her fiancee) pursued the issue if what W(her son) was doing wasn't against the rules in the first place. It was like he was setting him up to do something wrong and get in trouble. I should have just kept my opinions to myself about the issue. Or at least I think that's why she hasn't called me back.

| I have been hungry ALL. THE. TIME. lately. It's annoying.

| Thanks to everyone who wished me well on my test results. I had to reschedule my follow up test because of female issues that can't be present during said test. So now I have to wait until November, which I'm ok with. Avoidance of bad news is ok with me plus this will give me ample more time to think positively about a better outcome than is predicted. Regardless, your well wishes and thoughts mean a lot to me.

| And because I love you guys I'm doing TWO Mitch Hedberg quotes this week!
  • "See, I write jokes for a living, man. I sit in my hotel at night and think of something that's funny and then I go get a pen and write 'em down. Or if the pen's too far away, I have to convince myself that what I thought of ain't funny."
  • "I wrote a letter to my dad. I was gonna write, "I really enjoy being here," but I accidentally wrote "rarely" instead of "really". But I wanted to use it, I didn't want to cross it out, so I wrote, "I rarely drive steamboats, Dad -- there's a lot of shit you don't know about me. Quit trying to act like I'm a steamboat operator. I know this letter took a harsh turn right away...Hello Dad." "

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thousand Words Thursday!

Cheaper Than Therapy


Head over to Cheaper Than Therapy to see submit your Thousand Words Thursday photo and view the photos of others.


A modified Favre jersey we saw at the Packers vs. Rams game! HILARIOUS! Mr. Ski wants to make a Favre jersey with a Jets sleeve, Vikings sleeve, and Green Bay in the center.

One last note: GO PACK GO!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday's Pet Peeves

Well, I was going to do a little blog topic by Little Ms Blogger about Rants and Raves but realized I didn't have any raves so I decided to do pet peeves instead. Maybe next week I'll have something to rave about...is it bad that nothing in my life right now is rave-able?! Probably. This post may offend some but everyone has pet peeves and these are mine. I haven't shunned any of my friends who participate in the following, but I just feel the need to vent.

1. Inflatables: Not the fun, bouncy kind but the kind that neighbors put in their yards during the various seasons. Inflatables are a waste of time, money, and energy. Most of the time they only stay inflated for a week maybe two and then they slump over in inappropriate positions. Plus, inflatables make Mr. Ski want to be all festive solely for the purpose of "out doing" our neighbors yard decorations. I don't decorate. Maybe I will when we have kids but right now, what the heck is the point?!

2. Military Time: Unless your in the military, a doctor, or a nurse at work please do not use military time. It's just annoying. I can figure out what time your talking about but really is it necessary when you're telling me what time you'll expect us over for dinner. "Come over around 1830 and dinner should be ready in 0030." GRR! I have found that most people who use military time outside of work are simply show-offs who think by using military time it makes them cool or something. Trust me, it's not cool.

3. Leg Shakers: Thinking about leg shakers gives me the heeby geebies. Don't worry I'll still be your friend if you constantly shake/bounce/vibrate your legs but don't expect me to ever sit next to you. At my sister's graduation my ex-BIL (a leg shaker) was sitting three seats down from me, well you know stadium seats are usually connected in fours, he was shaking his legs so much and so hard that all FOUR of the seats were moving. I almost had a panic attack.

4. Tracy on Biggest Loser: I liked you at first, but now you just get on my nerves. And I hate that you're paired with Coach Mo because it will really suck that he has to go home when you are the reason everyone hates the purple team.

5. Short cars in parking spaces: Damn you for leading me to believe that there is no car in the spot and just when I begin to turn in I see you sitting there all tiny and small in the space.

Well, I feel better. Maybe now that I've expressed my pet peeves they will not bother me...as much. And to all my readers who use inflatables, military time and are leg shakers with short cars. Your tactics may drive me nuts but no worries I still love you. :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits

  • I think I am getting a stye. Grr.
  • I think round-a-bouts are stupid. I mean why not just put in a four way stop sign in and save some confusion.
  • I was saddened by the Packer's lost last night. They played great but really need to do some work on their offensive line. Poor Aaron got sacked A LOT!
  • I hate purple lettuce. Yes, I know that it is red cabbage and not purple lettuce but I've always called it purple lettuce and you know habits.
  • I have a new favorite salad dressing. It's one of those salad spritzers but it's Caesar dressing and it's delicious!
  • The grocery store I go to has a salad bar. They charge by the pound and it really ticks me off that they slice their cucumbers so thick...you know they only do that to make your salad weigh more. So I go through and pick out (with tongs, of course) the skinniest cucumbers they have.
  • I know I've talked a lot about salads in this post. Can you tell I'm starting a diet?! I've got to get some of this weight off...and soon.

Monday, October 5, 2009

To be a voice...

I was informed this weekend that I was Mr. Ski's voice when it came to all things military. Not in the technical sense but more so in the way I speak of him and his service. I am very proud of my husband as many of you know. And I was unaware that he struggled when it came down to speaking of his accomplishments. It is very hard for him to talk about where he's been and what he's done because he feels he is boasting about his job. To him it is just that...a job. So, you can imagine my surprise when he thanked me this weekend for being his voice, for always expressing to others how proud of him I am, and for not letting him forget that what he did was more than just a job. The Army will be leaving our lives soon, but I will forever lift him and the rest of the service men and women up for their service to this country because what they do is truly extraordinary. I guess once an Army wife, always an Army wife. And with that I just have one thing left to say...HOOAH!

*And to think...I vowed to never be in a relationship with someone in the military. Wow, how things change.

Friday, October 2, 2009

It's been a minute! But here they are...

Friday Fragments?

Friday Fragments! This little blog fragmenter is apparently one of my favorite things to do since I can't manage to post anything other than this little Friday post. Maybe next week I'll be able to crank out more than one post! Head on over to Mrs. Fours blog to check out her Friday Fragments and the Fragments of other lovely bloggers who link up. You won't be disappointed....I swear!

-I have been sick this week. I missed 3 days of work! I had all the flu symptoms but luckily I didn't have the flu! SHEW! It stinks being sick but only working on Monday and Friday is something I could really get used to.

-We had a great time in St. Louis. Our hotel was about 9-10 blocks from the dome so we just walked over instead of having to re-park our car. I debated for a good 30 minutes over whether or not to bring my camera (it's rather large and I didn't feel like lugging it around) and after debating decided not to bring it. Well, we get to the dome and OMG our seats are AWESOME! I was so pissed that I had left my camera that I walked quite quickly back to the parking garage, grabbed my camera, and walked/ran back to the dome and I made it in time for kick off! SCORE! I got some great shots and I'm very glad I decided to go back and get it. Plus, I got in my exercise for the day! I'll have to post pictures soon!

-A grasshopper hitched a ride on my car today. I thought for sure he would hop off when I stopped to get lunch but lo and behold he rode on my side mirror back to my office. He must be one strong grasshopper to be able to hold on at over 70 mph!

-While in St. Louis we went to one of the casinos there mainly because Mr. Ski had never been to a casino. We had a plan to only take $100 and when that was gone we were done. Mr. Ski proved to be much luckier than I was...he won $150 off of a PENNY slot machine! Woohoo! We made our money back plus $50!

-Special thanks goes out to the Illinois sheriff who only gave us a warning instead of a very expensive ticket on our way home Sunday night! Cops make me nervous and I'm not sure why. I shook for a solid 45 minutes after we were pulled over.

-I got bad test results. I'm not ready to dive into details but I will say that I am scared. Which is odd for me, usually I don't get scared over health stuff...having to have open heart surgery at 17 will do that to you...but this is different and I'm hoping, praying, and thinking positively that things are not as they appear.

-I hate it when truckers honk at me. I mean it didn't used to worry me because I thought they were just being dirty and honking at a young, cute girl but now I'm not so young or cute for that matter and it makes me paranoid that something is wrong with my car.

Finally, a little Mitch to start off the weekend:
"A waffle is a pancake with a syrup trap!" -Mitch Hedberg