Wednesday, May 27, 2009

International Woman of Mystery!

I love MapLoco. It’s so fun to see all those different places pop up. Yesterday, there was a lot of international flavor. I’m not sure what exactly brought all these people yesterday - I know there’s a way to check what search words bring people to your blog, but I have no clue how to do it. Besides, I’d rather delude myself into believing that people are somehow gravitating to my blog because I’m such a worldly woman. So, here’s my shout-out to my visitors from across the globe.

Amman, Jordan - Ahlan wa sahlan!
Tokyo, Japan – Konnichi wa!
Makati, Phillipines - Magandang hapon po
Australia – G-day, mate!
London, England – Hi!
**I actually wanted to say “Cheerio!” to the Brit, but that might actually mean goodbye…
Bloody ‘ell, why is it one of the English ones was the hardest?!?! Maybe I should just stick with my own version… Hey, y’all!!!! **

Disclaimer: It is not my intention in anyway to inadvertently offend anyone in any of the languages above. I looked this stuff up on the internet, which could actually be someone’s idea of a very cruel international joke.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My 100th Post!

Wish I was cool enough to do some fun giveaway. But I'm not.

I'd rather talk entertainment....

So, I can definitely see how the producers of The Hills are beginning to manipulate us already. Over the course of the last few episodes, I have come to hate Spencer less. Shocking, I know. And the real proof that the producers are pulling my strings? Last night when “Spencie” called LC to apologize, I actually thought he handled it better than she did. At the end of the conversation, she could have at least been all, “Listen, I know it took a lot to make this call, so thanks…”

In other entertainment news, the new Harrison Ford movie is filming today a few blocks away, so I’ll have to use some break time to go check that out. Han Solo won’t be there, they said on the news it’ll just be Brendan Fraser. I’m hoping that Felicity will be there, too. If I could pick a celebrity best friend, it would be Keri Russell. And Jennifer Garner. We’d all be BFFs. They also said on the news that they are looking for extras for next Tuesday when the film at Oaks Park, but I don’t want to use a vacation day for that, and it would be really awkward if I called in sick and then got spotted on film. Because, you know, if they picked me to be an extra, they would be knocked out by my charm, charisma and raw talent and immediately fire Felicity and give me her role. How would I explain that to my boss?

And besides, I just couldn’t do that to my BFF.

Got another short week… Only working Tues/Wed and then going up to Seattle. I haven’t been there in a year, so it should be fun. Hope everyone had a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thank Goodness That's Over for a Year.

Just got back from my visit to the doctor. That was fun. (By the way, while I was waiting, I think I figured out which beeyotch laughed at me on the phone.) You know, the only thing worse than having the gyno chatting away when they are taking care of business like they aren’t actually doing what they’re doing, is peeing or farting while they are doing said business. I have severe anxiety about this happening to me someday.

The only thing I took away from that odyssey is the fact that I’m not 5’3”. Actually, I always thought I was somewhere between 5’2 ½” and 5’3”, so I've always rounded up. Apparently, I’m actually 5’2 ¼”. (I think that tall nurse enjoyed rubbing in the 1/4 inch.) But seriously, people, at this point, aren't we just splitting hairs? Especially considering I wear four inch heels most days. My actual height may be 5’2” (and a quarter), but my Fashion Height is 5’7”.

Fashion Height Formula: Height of Shoes + Height (always use actual height and round up for this equation) = Fashion Height

(HS + H = FH)

HS: 4
H: 5’2 ¼” = 5’3” rounded

4” + 5’3” = 5’7”

I feel so tall. It also helps with BMI calculations.

Monday, May 18, 2009

So many blogs, so little time.

Man, I'm not doing a very good job of keeping up on my blog-reading! This is shameful! I have no idea what's going on in the lives of people here in the blogiverse.

My buddy is coming to visit this weekend, so I spent some time cleaning over the weekend. My bathroom (with the exception of the floor - that'll be next) is probably the cleanest it's been in months. And you should see the closet downstairs! Wowza! I'm telling you, that closet has somehow become the center of my universe. Seriously, if the closet is a disorganized mess, I feel like the whole house is a disaster. If it's clean, the whole house feels sparkly and, by extension, I also feel shiny and new (...and now I have the lyrics to Like a Virgin stuck in my head). I have similar feelings about the Snow Beast. When it's (relatively) clean, it feels like it runs better and I feel less anxious when riding in it.

Hubby is very excited today... It's a big day. The 3rd generation Prius goes on sale. I'm guessing that sometime in the next year, we will be the proud (?) owners of a fuel-efficient and practical hatchback. Have I mentioned that I'm not a hatchback kind of girl??? But, considering gas prices seem to be on the rise and will probably be back around $3.50 or $4 again by the end of summer, it may not be the worst thing that could happen. Maybe we can get one that's completely pimped out. Something like this:

Yes, that IS a Prius. And yes, I AM kidding. I may not be a hatchback girl, but I'm even more NOT a 2 Fast 2 Furious girl.

Speaking of green, I was out and about with my boss last week. He has a Smart Car. It's a convertible. Surprisingly roomy, but no place to legally place a carseat, so this will not be an option for us. It is also not an option because I felt like I was in Cousin It's car from the Adam's Family.

Well. I think that is all for now.

Monday, May 11, 2009

It's Been Forever! (Only 6 Days)

I can't believe it's been almost a week since the last time I wrote... Geez.

So, I'll just jump right in...

...What a great weekend! Hope you all had a Mother’s Day that was as wonderful as mine was. We had a fantastic dinner with my MIL, SIL and nephews. It was a collaborative effort. MIL brought the side dish and the bread, SIL brought her to-die-for salad and Hubby cooked the salmon. The younger kiddos played in the yard and the older nephew kept the fire stoked in the chimenea. BIL was able to come over later after having dinner with his mother. We all had a fantastic time. I’m obviously very far away from my own family, so I definitely feel blessed to get to spend a special day with such fun and wonderful people.

My bosom buddy is coming to visit in less than 2 weeks! I’m super pumped about it! It’s going to be a blast.

I’m working hard on continuing with diet and exercise to get beach ready for Maui in September. It’s coming up quickly, so I have to be DEDICATED!!!!!

I am pretty behind on my blog-reading, so I’ve got some catching up to do. I can’t wait to read what you all have been up to!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Time Management, Part Two

I think I was right after all about the promotion getting in the way of my blogging career. So many things I'd like to write about, but to be perfectly honest...

My brain is about to explode.

Too much input is blocking any and all possible output.

It'll get better.