Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday Favorites

I missed her the last 6 days. It was nice to be on vacation and not have to worry about the dog staying in the motel room all day and not having to walk her and what not. But as she lays sleeping next to me right now I realized how much I missed this. Just sitting somewhere with her right next to me under a blanket.

Today my favorite thing is my dog. She makes me happy.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Random Wendnesday

My Random Thoughts...

~ $3.00 cupcakes are pretty... and taste good. But shouldn't cost $3.00.

~ Petco Park is a pretty field. All green and striped and yeah. Really had a nice time at the game with my Dad. Even if the Padres sucked and the cubs hit like 3 home runs.

~ There is a player on the cubs team named Milton Bradley. He's a right fielder... COME ON! please people. Think about the teasing your child will have to go thru in school.

~ If your not feeling sick to your stomach a ride on the San Diego "trolley" will get you there fast.

~ Even Cubs fans don't like their own players... (the fans in right field where we were sitting were raggin' on Milton Bradley)

~Indian food is yum!

Thank you for reading my random thoughts.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday Tune...

This week's Tuesday Tune come to us via my dad's iPod

He told me that he had a song. Turned on his iPod (named big dawg by the way) and started playing this song.

So today's Tuesday Tunes is Smash Mouth's All Star.. Hope you all enjoy!

All Star
Smash Mouth (1999)

Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me
I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed
She was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb
In the shape of an "L" on her forehead

Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming
Back to the rule and I hit the ground running
Didn't make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb

So much to do so much to see
So what's wrong with taking the back streets
You'll never know if you don't go
You'll never shine if you don't glow

Hey now you're an All Star get your game on, go play
Hey now you're a Rock Star get the show on get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

It's a cool place and they say it gets colder
You're bundled up now but wait 'til you get older
But the meteor men beg to differ
Judging by the hole in the satellite picture

The ice we skate is getting pretty thin
The waters getting warm so you might as well swim
My world's on fire how about yours
That's the way I like it and I never get bored

[Repeat Chorus 2x]

Somebody once asked could I spare some change for gas
I need to get myself away from this place
I said yep what a concept
I could use a little fuel myself
And we could all use a little change
Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming
Back to the rule and I hit the ground running
Didn't make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb
So much to do so much to see
So what's wrong with taking the back streets
You'll never know if you don't go
You'll never shine if you don't glow

[Repeat Chorus]

Monday, August 17, 2009

Manic Monday....

We've had a busy weekend, and a busy Monday, and we'll have a busy Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday as well. If you didn't know i'm on holiday right now in San Diego, and I'm exhausted. I can't seem to keep my eyes open. But I'm having so much fun. We're doing things I have never done before.

Saturday we went to the San Diego Maritime Museum
Sunday we went to tour the USS Midway
Today we went to the Air/Space Museum, the Aquarium in La Jolla, and then a beach in La Jolla.

Don't worry, full details and pictures will follow. Tomorrow we plan on going to Sea World, so I want to get lots of rest.

Wednesday evening Dad and I are going to a Padres game. I intend to be in full Raptor Gear. *grins* jersey, hat and all... I'm excited to go to my 4th major league stadium. Thursday we head home.

Home will be good. I am missing my dog who is on her own holiday at the Kimbur Pet Wash & Suites.

Hope all is well in blog world. I'm going to bed.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


"My night has become a sunny dawn because of you."
--Ibn Abbad

"Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me."
--Sarah Bernhardt

"Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life."
--Aphra Behn

"But to see her was to love her, love but her, and love her forever."
--Robert Burns

"I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you."
--Roy Croft

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday Sweets...

Okay... so i'm cheating... but today's Saturday Sweets is going to be a post of something sweet, and spicy, that I'm addicted to at the moment.

Cinnamon Altoids... The kids haven't been around since I bought them, but I'm sure they would ask for the "spicy" candies. At least that is what they call my cinnamon flavored gum.

I can't stop munching on them. they make my breath smell yummy and I yeah... yummy...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Follow Friday

Okay... so this friday I'm going to share with you guys an obsession of mine.

I'm in love with Otters... Yes you heard me right... Otters.

they are adorable and cute and just... awwwwwww...

for my Follow Friday I think you all should follow The Daily Otter.

A blog of picture and videos full of otters.

they are soooo adorable and cute and I just love them!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday Favorites

For Thursday Favorites it's a YouTube vid... This is actually one of Erin's favorites, and I've been thinking of her all day. So I thought I'd do this for her. I hope you all enjoy!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Random Wednesday...


Harvey has a new home, and Lyle is my new best friend. He's pretty and sleek and beautiful and Lils is so jealous.


Okay... I thought that Kendel was in prison for life for killing Stewart... Missing a week of All My Children has totally got me lost.


Anyone else ever wonder why those black boxes on planes are indestructible, but the planes aren't... Why don't they make an airplane out of the same material?


I've started drinking Diet Pepsi.... I think i might be going to H - E - double hockey sticks for being a traitor.


Random Song: "Do you hear me?
Talking to you
Across the water
Across the deep blue ocean
Under the open sky
Oh my, baby I'm trying

Boy I hear you in my dreams
I feel your whisper across the sea
I keep you with me in my heart
You make it easier when life gets harder" ~ Jason Mraz Lucky

This song has been going thru my head all morning... I think it's Becky's fault cause it's part of her message status on gTalk.


Lils decided to be cute today and spoke to mom to ask her to let her out. We were ignoring her cause she just wanted to go out to chase lizards. But she does this little ar, ar, ar thing when you ask her to speak to get a treat... and she did that... and it was so cute and yeah. I love my lils.


I get to go to a Padres game with my Dad. WOOHOOO!!! SOOOO excited to get to go to another major league game.

I think that's all in my head today...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday Tunes: I Just Love You

Five for Fighting is the stage name for American Singer-Songwriter Jon Ondrasik. This is something that I actually never knew. I've listened to his music before and Love the song's Superman and 100 years but i never really paid attention to the artist.

It wasn't until just a few weeks ago when I downloaded a bunch of Adam Lambert songs and I found a cover song that he did. A song called I Just Love You that I really fell in love. I listened to his version over, and over, and over again. Then I finally looked up who the actual singer of the song was, and found out that it was Five for Fighting and that the song was released on his 2007 album Two Lights. I never knew that. Well I went right out and downloaded the album, and now I've listened to it over, and over, and over again. The whole album is great, but this is still one of my favorite songs.

I hope you enjoy it!

I Just Love You

Five For Fighting (2007)

Lonely, yeah that's the word
I leave my heart when I leave her
The days go on forever and the nights do too

One evening out on the road
A half a world away from home
I thought she was sleeping
When the call came through

I said, Darling, it's late, is everything ok
Silence took over the room
Til she said

I... I just Love You
I Don't Know Why, I Just Do
When are you coming home
I'm coming home soon
And I just love you too

Lonely lets me be
For a while she sets me free
I close my eyes and I dream of her

She's lost in my arms
Her head on my heart
And softly she whispers the words

I...I just Love You
I Don't Know Why, I Just Do
When are you coming home
I'm coming home soon
And I just love you too

I'll never stop being amazed
How my 4-year old girl knows exactly what to say

I, I just Love You
I Don't Know Why, I Just Do
When are you coming home
I'm coming home soon
Cause I just love you too

Monday, August 10, 2009


I'm so happy. After nearly a week of not so patiently waiting Lyle is here.

After opening the box up and holding him in my hands I knew I had chosen the right name for him.

Lyle is a BEAUTIFUL new 13 inch MacBook Pro. He has a 2.53 gig hrtz processor, 4 gb of memory, and a 250 gb hard drive.

I'm very happy. I've got everything I want on it and still have plenty of room for anything else I may want to put on him and not have to worry about not having any space.

Isn't it funny that I worry about hard drive space now when our first computers were like 20 mb.

Lils seems to have a problem with him. She's jealous of my spending so much time on him I guess. Not surprising if she is. LOL.

There are a few new things on this computer that I need to get used to, such as the touch pad. There is not button like on a regular touchpad. The whole touchpad is the button. And you can do different things with it like moving things around with your fingers like you do on an iTouch. It's awsome!

So now my lovely lyle just needs a new case/skin to protect him and he's getting a new computer bag. I've already looked and know what I'm getting. I'll let you know about that later.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
~ J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saying Goodbye...

Tonight was Erin's last night at our house. She has to return to Ft. Mohave tomorrow and start school next week. I've had so much fun having her here the last 2 weeks. After spending so much time apart it was so great being with her again. It will be quiet and lonely in the house with just being me and mom during the day, but it will also be nice to have the house be just us again after the last 6 weeks.

It turned into such a great night. The day was pretty quiet, but this evening Jeremy, Jenn and the kids came over and hung out. Lils ate another lizard (or at least made him lose his tail). The kids and Jeremy played in the pool, we had pizza and hot wings and soda, and talked and listened to music all night.
Erin pulled out the boondoggle and jeremy taught her how to do some new designs. Not really bracelets like she's been doing, but something different.
It was like old times again. Just laughing and having fun. They left after 10.30 to take the kids home and get them to bed.
I love it when the kids don't want to leave. Ashley said, "but when we go home that means we have to go to bed." How cute is that?

Tonight is also the last night with my precious Harvey. Tomorrow he goes with Erin to his new home. I've had Harvey for 2 years now. He got me thru lots of testing, a hospital stay, 6 months of chemo, a move, and much, much more. He will be missed muchly. My computer is basically my life. So this is a huge thing for me. I know I'm probably just totally insane and all, but I will really miss my cute little Harvey.

I am getting my new laptop on Monday. I'm truely excited about it. I thought that I already had him named (Lyle), but after playing with Dad's new iTouch i may have to change his name. I'm not for positive on that yet. I'll let you know on Monday after I've played with it.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tuesday Tunes on Friday...

Yes, I know... It's Friday and I should be doing Follow Friday, but I've been listening to this song over, and over, and over again and I just had to post the lyrics. Oh, and being my 150th post I wanted it to be a little special.

Erin Jean at Tales From The Armpit is my adorable 16 year old cousin, who is more like my niece than anything. I feel like we've grown up together, even tho there is a 16 year age difference between the two of us. She is one of my very best friends. Her favorite band is Blue October. Because of her obsessiveness over the years I've started listening to them myself. I recently downloaded their newest album Approaching Normal, released march of 2009, and fell in love with this song.

I'm bad. I play it on repeat all the time. I swear in the last 2 days it has like 20 plays on it on my iPod... I can't even tell you the number of times I've listened to it on my computer. So now I'm making you all listen to it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Picking Up Pieces
Blue October (2009)

I really need to talk with you
I keep stepping on the vein
That keeps my lifeline flowing thru
I wanna be your perfect stick of glue
But I don’t feel perfect at all
Sad and insecure flaw

I find it hard to hold conversations
I get sweaty sick and I wanna walk away
Its not you its strictly me in this situation
But, I’m wondering will it ever go away…
just go away, still...

Sometimes I feel like weeping
awake and when I’m sleeping
perfecting how to put a game face on

This puzzle I’ve been keepinghas been in hiding creeping out the closet door
spilling out onto the floor

How long will I be picking up pieces?
How long will I be picking up my heart?

Listen, I’ll be as honest as I feel
I feel like I’m getting more paranoid cause I’m hearing things
And they never turn out real
It feels like my heart is made of pure steel
It’s just so heavy all the time

I’m scared of death
And I’m scared of living
I gave up on the past cause it’s unforgiving
I misplaced my trust
I watched my word begin to rust
I’m a balloon about to bust
I need a place for reliving. Still...

Sometimes I feel like weeping
awake and when I’m sleeping
perfecting how to put a game face on
this puzzle I’ve been keeping
has been in hiding creeping out the closet door
spilling out onto the floor

How long will I be picking up pieces?
How long will I be picking up my heart?
be picking up my heart?
be picking up my heart?
picking up my heart?
picking up my heart?
picking up my heart?
Keep picking up my heart...

How long (in another space and time)
Keep picking up pieces in the corner of my mind
How long (its getting oh so hard to find)
Keep picking up pieces in the corner of my mind

But I still walk on

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I'm in love...

The other day a new computer was ordered for me. As a free gift with purchase from the online Apple store we got an 8 gb iTouch. I told dad that I didn't want it, and he could have it.

The iTouch arrived today. After playing with it I want one.

It's so pretty, and fun and pretty and there is so much to do on it and it's so much like an iPhone and yeah. I want one. I now want a 32 gb iTouch. I no longer care that it is only 32 gb. I no longer want more room on an iPod. I no longer care.

The thing is just too damn sexy!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Erin Jean...

One of my very favorite people in the world.

She makes me laugh...

Isn't she pretty? No... not just pretty.

She's beautiful.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


happy birthday

To my wonderful, creative, funny, loving sister!

I hope you have a great day!


Monday, August 3, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I've seen it 3 times now. Yes.... You heard me right, 3 times.

The first time was the Midnight Showing last month. Then just this past week Erin, Jenn and I went together for a girls night. Erin asked me last night if we could go see it again. I said yes.

I love it. I think it's the best one so far. There are little things that bother me, but the more I see it the more they just blend and I love it.

There is this one part near the end that makes me jump. I've seen the damn movie 3 times and I KNOW that it is coming, yet I still jumped.

Severus and Draco have been two of my favorite characters from the very beginning of this series. After watching this movie it just cemented that decision.


I hope those of you who have seen liked it also. If not... go see it again. Erin said it's even better the second time!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Yes... I'm trying again this month. But this time I've really got to try. I have a goal to do 4 of these this year. and so far I've only got 2 done, and 5 months left of the year. The faster I can get it done, the easier things will be for me come the holiday season.

This month's theme is Tomorrow.

My Dad says there is no such thing as tomorrow.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Ride To Mesa...

Today we took a drive out to Mesa so that Erin could see the Temple...

It was a nice afternoon.