Monday, May 26, 2008
The best part of the day for me? It's not at my house, and it's a potluck. I LOVE potlucks. Wanna know why? Because I get to seriously eat. And not only eat, but I get to eat other people's food. And let me tell ya- my girls can cook. I think I require my friends to be good cooks- that way I don't have to. Pretty smart, right? If you cook for me I'll bring the booz. I am a professional, after all.
For drinks I was thinking something pink, since that's the whole theme of this movie. I know we'll be having Cosmopolitan's, which are very yummy, but I need a little variety, you know? I also thought maybe instead of something pink that I'd bring a couple of bottles of Asti Spumante. It's cheap, sweet, and bubbly. Perfect for a lady's lunch. Not that we will be acting like "ladies"....hee hee....but that will just makes things that much more interesting. I'm sure the party will be a lot of yummy food face-stuffing, swearing, boob shakin, and belly laughing.
So here's my problem. It's a potluck. Which means I need to bring something food related. I'm at a loss. I don't know what to make! I need something that's fairly easy (which means a few hours making it at most), and most importantly... yummy. Nothing too over the top. I don't need to be the expert, but I need to at least fit in with the experts, know what I mean?
Here's your assignment:
Find me something to bring to the Lady's Lunch! Any ideas would be appreciated. And if I pick your idea, I promise I'll come over and clean your house. Okay, not really, but we can pretend.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Since we don't have any family in Las Vegas (sniff), we took advantage of the amazing, glorious Las Vegas weather and went to the new outdoor mall down by the strip. Seriously, the temperature right now in the desert should be in the 100s and unbearable, but for some godly reason, it's been in the 70s for the HIGH. Hallelujah. We're extremely grateful.
We went out to lunch, and I was coaching my husband on how to take a good picture. He just laughed at me, and when he laughed, I snapped the pic. Cute, eh? I could eat him up.
.......mostly Memorial Day for me is about BBQing and friends and beer, but in my quiet moments I remember the people that I've lost in my life.
This is my grandmother. She was 'Miss Tulsa' (OK) in the late 30s, early 40s. I'm not sure when. I'm just guessing the year since she was born in 1920. She passed away early last year (2007). She was my last living (and closest) grandparent- my father's mother. Her name was Dorothy Sullivan then...wasn't she a gem? Look at her hair, and her clothes! She was the most kind and gracious person I've ever known. She was a "lady" in the true sense of the word. I feel so lucky to have come from such good genetics. I have this picture hanging on my wall- I miss her a lot!
I was lucky enough to have been at her bedside when she passed away. I believe seeing someone on the verge of death is as life-altering as seeing a baby's birth. It's the most intimate human experience a person can share with you. It's all part of the cycle of life, and I'm very grateful to have been a part of her life, and her passing.
The only thing I regret is- my grandmother was only able to meet Ava- her only great granddaughter- days before she died. But... Ava was able to hold her hand, and speak to her in her baby language.....and I know my grandmother was able to hear her, even when she was sick. My mom once told me "the soul hears what the ears cannot", and I hold that close to my heart every day of my life. I pray that all the people I've lost are in safe, warm places. I want them to know that they wont be forgotten, and that I love them very much. I want them to know that I will tell my children about them, and I will hold them close to my soul forever.
Happy Memorial Day!
Why does my daughter wake up at 6am EVERY day? I agreed to give birth to her only if she slept until at least 7am. She's not holding up her end of the deal.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
But seriously, who the hell thought of this name? I'm imagining there were two pervert doctor dudes sitting around, and one day and said "hey, I wonder what herpes and vagina would sound like if you put them into ONE word!?" It was then that Herpangina was born.
The actual definition is this:
Herpangina is caused by a virus known as the "Coxsackie virus", because it was first found in patients in the town of Coxsackie in eastern New York.
Typically a person with herpangina has a fever and a very sore throat, and possibly a sore mouth as well. If you look inside the mouth, you will most likely see a very red throat at the back and a very red area at the back of the roof of the mouth, with several small (1-2 mm in diameter) blisters that look just like canker sores. These are caused by the virus, unlike true canker sores. However they behave just like canker sores: they hurt a great deal.
Unfortunately, since it is caused by a virus, there is no medicine that will make the infection itself go away -- you have to wait for your body's immune system to get rid of the virus.
Let's start with the first sentence in the definition. "Herpangina is caused by a virus known as the "Coxsackie virus", because it was first found in patients in the town of Coxsackie in eastern New York."
Oh great. My mind is already in the gutter, and then they tell me the name of the virus came from a town called Coxsackie? Cocks-sack-ie? A town with penis in its name. Sweet. I can just see it...."Yes, I'm a doctor and I live in Penis Town. I've come up with the perfect name for this virus and it's called Herpangina". I know, I'm sick...sick sick sick. But what do you expect when you tell me my kids have Herpangina? Eww.
That last sentence is the best part. It's a virus, which means you can t do anything about it except try to stay comfortable and let it run its course. So I have to continue to allow Herpangina in my home. In my kids' mouths.
Did you read the part about the blisters? Yea, those are pretty. I was going to post a picture of them on my blog, but just googling the images makes me want to throw up. Gross. I tried to take my own pictures but my kids wont let me near their mouths. I walked over to my 4-year-old with a flashlight today, and asked him if I could take a look in his mouth, and he ran away screaming.....like I told him I was going to cut off his arm or something. Okay, whatevs! I wont look, then!
My mommy instinct tells me to read read read about this virus and learn as much as I can, mostly just for the human education. I'm one of those people who will dive into particular subject if it's relatively interesting- which this is- but I seriously cant get past the name or the gross pictures and descriptions that come with it.
"Sorry Jack, mommy doesn't know how to make you feel better because she'll barf if she reads the directions...".
The good news is (the information that I was able to read) that it says once caught by someone, they are generally immune afterward. Not always, but generally.
And then it's on to the next disgusting virus...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Check it out for yourself. Her name's Sara and her blog is called Diva Diaries. She's intelligent and witty and kind of a smart ass....so she should be the perfect blogger, right? I say that all with love, Sara!
You'll see what I mean when you see that she claims to manage a restaurant called Fook Yue. Just let that set in. It took me a minute to get it, too. Haha. And NO, Diva and Restaurant Manager aren't oxymorons....you can CERTAINLY be both! I just hope you're a nicer boss than your brother was. Matt made me cry at work, bribed me to work his shifts for him (and I agreed to do it- duh), and sent me out to wrap Misty's (his girlfriend at the time) anniversary present. Ugh! WHAT was I thinking? I guess I loved him even then....when we were just friends....and he was mean to me. *sniff*
Okay, I didn't want to make this post about me. It's about my SIL and her new blog! Yay! Go and check it out! Give the girl some traffic!
Peace love and hair grease!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Favorite person (outside family)? My girlfriends- I have a lot of them and I'm very grateful for that. I dont know what I'd do without them.
Favorite food? Asian
Quirks about you? I think I'm all over quirky.
How would the person who loves you most describe you in ten words or less? I'll have to get my husband to blog that.....
Any regrets in life? Yes, a few. Mostly I regret how I've treated people in the past that I cared about. Now days, I try really hard to be good to people that are good to me, and I wasn't always like that.
Favorite Charity/ Cause? Right now it's Neurofibromatosis.
Favorite Blog recently? Cheaper Than Therapy.
Something you can’t get enough of? Dessert.
Worst job you’ve ever had? I bartended at this dive bar called BC's Sports Pub and it was awful. I was left alone in the bar (no manager, no other employees) all night- from 10pm to 3am. Also, the owner's wife was very jealous and made my life miserable. I loved bartending but I hated that job.
What job would you pay NOT to have? Hairdresser. Eww.
If you could be a fly on the wall, where? My husband's office. His co-workers are straight out of a soap opera. I live for that work drama, especially since it's not mine.
Favorite Bible verse right now?
Guilty Pleasure? Dessert. Sleeping in.
Got any confessions? I have SO many things going on this summer, I'm worried I wont be able to keep up with all of them!
If you HAD to spend $1,000 on YOURSELF, how would you spend it? I'd probably go to the spa. Birthday present, Matthew- hint hint.
Favorite thing about your house? I LOVE my bedroom.
Least favorite thing about your house? Where it is.
One thing you are bad at? Singing.
One thing you’re good at? Writing. Giving birth (haha)
If you could change something about your circumstances, what? Move out of LV.
Who would you like to meet someday?
What makes you feel sexy? My husband does.
Who is your real life hero? All the good mothers out there.
What is the hardest part of your job? Being the good influence, keeping the patience
When are you most relaxed? When drinking
What stresses you out? A dirty house
What can you not live without? My husband
Do you agree or disagree with the recent article that reported that blogs are authored by narcissists? ITA (I totally agree). I think narcissism is a huge part of blogging, but I also think there's a lot of fun elements to it, too.
Why do you blog? Why not? It's fun.
Who are you tagging?
I'm tagging whoever wants to play, too! :)
Okay - rules:
1. Answer the questions (Did I really have to include this as a rule? Duh!)
2. Link back to whoever tagged you
3. Tag eight bloggers to do the same, 2 from each category.
New/ newer bloggers (since we want to share the love and send them traffic)
Bloggers you’d like to get to know better
Bloggers you don’t think will respond, but you hope will.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Yet another new blog I've stumbled across. I want to write for this blog, don't you? Think about it. It's all anonymous, so you can just let it go. I'm imagining all the crap I could come up with.....
What I really think of my neighbors.
Did she really just say that to me?
My husband does a good job at faking his OCD (okay, not really).
Every one's family has the "crazy one". My family has like 4 of them.
I live in a very cool town and I cant stop thinking about getting the hell out of it.
Sounds juicy, right? What's your secret juicy story?
I know, I know. I've been a slacker, haven't I? I guess I've just been caught up in life, kids, husband....all that jazz. So here's a couple of thoughts that have been wandering around in my brain lately.
I was reading a new blog yesterday, and she posted a list of all the shows that have been recently cancelled. I'm in mourning this morning! Hey I just made a rhyme. I'm a poet and I didn't know it!
What the hell? Why do the networks torture me like this? They must have known I was watching. Why would they give me these great shows and then selfishly take them away so quickly? They didn't even tell me they were taking them off the air. At least tell me before you do it, network. Give me some closure for Pete's sake. Ugh. If you want to see the list for yourself, go here. *Sniff*
So, rest in peace Journeyman, 4400, The Dead Zone, and New Amsterdam. You will be sorely missed.
Some other shows that I'm enjoying that are still on (and I'm praying to God they don't get yanked, too) are
Man VS Wild on Discovery Channel. They stick an Aussie into crazy, hard to survive places all over the world, where you get to see him romp around, sometimes half naked, and eat bugs and spiders and sometimes drink his own pee. YES! My husband even likes watching this one. It's all about surviving on what you have, and where to look for things to help you stay alive. Now, although I doubt I will ever be stranded in the Namibia desert, it wouldn't hurt to know what's good to eat there, right? From the most recent episode, I hear it's scorpions and snakes. Mmmmmm. And the 'Man' host- Bear Grylls- is extremely easy on the eyes.
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel. Are you seeing any similarities to my shows yet? Ha. This is another show where a guy (who is a chef and food critic) travels all around the world and eats the strangest, most disgusting things you've ever (and never) heard of. Pure queasy-to-your-stomach entertainment. His motto is: If it looks good, EAT it!". See if you can get through a whole episode without barfing. And if you really like Andrew Zimmern, he even has his own food blog. He does an excellent job at food descriptions, and is a very appealing writer to say the least!
Medium. This is probably one of my all time favorites. It stars Patricia Arquette and the show's writers just get better and better. This season just ended and I pray to the network gods that I'll get to see more new episodes before I die. We'll see.
CSI. Did you see the most recent episode? They brought in the writers from Two and a half Men for this particular episode. It was brilliant- so funny and fresh. Next week Warrick gets in some major hot water. Should be interesting. I hear this is the beginning of the actor's exit from the show. I'm worried that, with all the main actors stepping out, they'll end this amazing show this or next season. *sniff*
The Hills. Okay, I am seriously embarrassed about this one, but I watch every week. Spencer is a tool, Heidi had too much plastic surgery, Lo is turning into a bitch, and Lauren needs to make amends with Audrina! Okay, enough said! I'm going to go blush (puke) in the bathroom now!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
I know lots of moms out there don't wear makeup at all, but I am definitely not one of those moms. I was blessed with really big bags under my eyes- I can thank my mom for that- and I refuse to go out in public without at least trying to hide them. Parenting, lack of sleep, age, and stress (geez I could go on...) have only encouraged those darn eye bags. I also have the blondest of blond eyelashes, so going without mascara makes me look funny. Not that I care if I look "funny" most of the time at home, but if I leave the house people start to stare.....
Kidding. But seriously, I'm very self conscious without some sort of "face" on if I leave the house. I'd really prefer if people wouldn't run away screaming in terror when I walk into a room.
Anyway, back to my question. Do you ever go for days without makeup on? I do.
Apparently I get used to looking at my face that way, because these days when I actually put on a face, it's like a revelation. It's like "So that's what I look like...!" kind of feeling. I guess forget that I can look better than I do at home in my sweats- with food and boogers on my shirt and no makeup on. I can actually take a shower, put on some reasonable clothes, and put on a face and voila! I look like a person again! Who knew!?
Friday, May 2, 2008
I'm just sayin.
Click HERE to read about how the rest of my night went!