Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bye Bye Bye

No, I am not talking about the song I am saying I gave my resignation at work!!!! It was time to rip the bandaid off and not look back. I accepted a great Director position and even get one week off between jobs. That is the best vacation right there. Wish me luck!!


So I forgot to mention that over the weekend I had some friends over and urban dictionary came to the rescue yet again. One of my friends, Vix, teaches middle school and her kids have been saying "superman that hoe" and she wanted to know what it means.


We were shocked at what it means .... and who the hell comes up with crap like that.

The best is that Vix decided she would be Wonder Woman for Halloween and her husband would help her with the cape. Too Funny!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008


I am loving this song right now ... "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz.

"Scooch closer dear
and i will nibble your ear ....

I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
My breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and laughed
I guess what i be saying is there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours"

Game Night

Game Night is always such a good night with Cranium, Apples to Apples, Dirty Minds, Battle of the Sexes, etc etc. It is amazing how we get our team to guess the answer. A few examples:

Cameo - me acting out "Twin Peaks" .. I keep focusing on my chest and bring my hands out to a point. The guesses are Boobs, Chest, Madonna, etc etc and finally one of my friends says point which gets them thinking the other direction and finally K yells "Twin Peaks" Yayay!!! Score points for us!!

Cloodle - BK drawing out Mr. T .. mind you he injured his right hand in softball so he has to use his left hand to draw and some how the boys get it ... oh hell ... they pulled that out of their asses.

Scuplting - Vixs tells us " No, milking the sculpture". Apparently she once got the slogan "got milk" so she scuplted breasts and began to milk them ... in front of her father in law .. god I love that girl.

The best part of game night is hanging out with some of my favorite people!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Card

I love cards and was especially touched by the card that Ed got me this year on my birthday. Usually, no offense hun, but he kinda grabs something that looks sweet but basic. This year he put some thought into it and it really meant a lot to me. A few days before we were talking about how we don't really feel like newlyweds .... life is so hectic right now and lately we are kinda on 2 different schedules plus still trying to maintain the house. And for all you 1st time homebuyers out there you know its overwhelming ... and thus this card really hit home.

The card
"Once there was this guy. A nice guy really. And he met this girl. An incredible girl-truly amazing. So naturally the guy falls head over heels in love with her, and pretty soon they're picking out china patterns and rings and there's a wedding and the starry-eyed couple rides off into what will surely be a rosy future.

Okay, so now some time has passed and the guy is living in that future. He's still married to this girl, but now their life includes a lot of stuff - appliances and bills and loads of laundry and home repair projects. But between all the to-dos and have-tos, there are these moments when the guy stops for a minute and looks around him.

He looks at his wife, who is still truly amazing, he looks at their life together, all the ways and different directions its grown, he looks at the the responsibilites he's got, and he thinks to himself, so, this is my life.

And then he thinks, I am one helluva lucky guy!"

It was sweet to see what the guy's perspective is in all this ... and apparently its still great ... which is always nice to hear.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy 28th Birthday!

Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday sexy lady! Happy Birthday to me!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pesky's Pole

I was just talking about him. Eeekkk!!

Last Night

So last nights game was great, they loss which sucked but other then that I had a wonderful evening. My dad, mom and hubby picked me up and we began the trek home. They were already in the area because hubby had a double header softball game. Anyway, my dad has this tickle as he calls it in his throat and he keeps clearing his throat every 2 mins. Over and over all the way home .. very annoying!!!

Me: Dad, do you want a cough drop?

Dad: No, its just a tickle.

(10 minutes pass of this clearing of the throat/annoying tickle)

Me: Dad, do you want a cough drop?

Dad: Is it sugar-free?

Me: No, but its a Halls.

Dad: Oh ... well I don't need one.

Seriously?!?!? You are not going to take a cough drop because it has like 1g of sugar ... I don't understand.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

House that Ruth Built

I am a Red Sox fan but I watched the last game at Yankee Stadium last night with hubby, who is a big Yankee's fan. It was an emotional game. The beginning ceremonies were sentimental as we saw the best of the best that had played for the Yankee's years ago. Everytime I see Yogi Berra I get a little chill, its like when I see Johnny Pesky. The moment when Babe Ruth's daughter threw out the first pitch I could not help but tear up. It was such a surreal moment. To think that Yankee Stadium, the House that Ruth built, is over is sad.

Ok, enough feeling bad for the freaking Yankee's ... let's go Red Sox. Tonight KO and I are going to the game. It will be chilly but it should be awesome!!

Double Standards

Sometimes it is nice to have double standards. For instance, Ed and I were out shopping the other day because we are on the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans for him (which we found). He use to have a fitted jean that was great for when we went out but sadly little rips in the knee turned into huge holes and thus we had to throw the jeans out.

Anyway, he was trying on some jeans and he lifted his shirt up to show me the waist and see if I approved the fit. When he lifted his shirt up I saw his gut, which has become a little larger over the past few months. Me, being me, said "Um hun, we really need to do something about that gut. It's getting bigger". He just shrugged it off.

Then I thought if he ever said anything like that to me I would punch him in the nuts and he would be sleeping in the shed forever. Needless to say he never says anything like that when I try on clothes. Instead he says "Hun, you look great. How did I get such a sexy wife?" Oh ya, he is good!


So I started back with Weight Watchers in the middle of July and I am proud to say I have loss 15 pounds!!! Woo Hoo!!! It is still a long journey but I am excited about my progress. Seeing results motivates me to keep going.

Flat stomach here I come!
Yes, this is a picture of a guy, I think, but DAMN, look at that flat stomach!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Boys Are Gross

So last night hubby was tucking me into bed like he does most nights and we started talking .. somehow we started talking about our bathroom which is just a regular size but to be funny Ed said we could fit 15 people in it and then I was like oh ya the toilet is so big we could have 5 people use it at the same time. Then Ed says well ya but some would need to "upper deck". I was like what?!?!? He then went on to explain what "upper decking" is and it COMPLETELY grossed me out. If you want to find out all about it check this out http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=upper+deck

Eeeewwww, boys are gross.


Love this one!!! I really like this site. I could look at it for hours .. probably not a good thing.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I forgot that I love cappuccino's. Plus I can get a grande nonfat cappuccino for only 2 pts. So worth it!! Today is a good day!

College Student

Last night I started my GRE prep class. Fun times. So I already have my Master's but when I chose to do that I had the option of taking the MAT's (Miller Analogies Test) or the GRE and silly me chose the MAT's. I thought it might be easier and I could get to it faster so I opted for that one. I got my Master's but now I want to go further and of course all the programs I am looking at don't want the MAT's but instead the GRE so here I am in a prep class.

It wasn't horrible. The time went by fast and the professor was great. The bad part was that I realized I have a lot to learn. It was very overwhelming. I need to study, study, study!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Monday Night Football was great! It never disappoints. The Cowboys and Eagles went back and forth for a while but in the end the Cowboys won.

PS TO is a jerk but he is amazing at football. He just runs so smoothly and glides along. Just watching him run makes me tired.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Feeling Old

This weekend I went out for a friend's b-day party to The Place. It was great because she had gotten a private room with our own waitstaff which was key since the bar was super full. It was fun and I got to see my coworkers who I hadn't seen all week but then it hit me. I am old.

How to tell your old while at bar:
1. I complained about all the girls in their skimpy outfits, I mean I would never wear that.
2. The music was SO loud that we couldn't talk. Thus I had to read lips and I can't. It's like someone says "How are you" and I think they say "Tacos and chips". Makes conversations interesting.
3. I cannot dance in a crowded area. I stand there and nod my head as I am body checked around the room.
4. Getting into the car to head home makes me super happy but yet I can't sleep late the next day - wahh.

When did I get old?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Jet Lag

It sucks. Plus it wasn't too smart when planning on having the in-laws come up first thing Sat morning. W & E came up to help us put a new back door in. It quickly became a very long day but I was able to sneak a nap in.

The end product was great. Here is our new back door. It has the blind on the inside and I love it. The glass/screen door comes in two weeks so next weekend we will paint this door and hopefully within 3 weeks we will have this project finished.

PS It is hard to take a nap when the guys are hammering and yelling at each other but I was so exhausted it didn't even matter.

Week of Sun

Hello everyone,

Hope you have all been well. I had a fabulous week in San Diego. The flight was VERY long but once we stepped out into the sun everything became better. There was a nice warm breeze, the blue sky, palm trees all around and the warm sun. It was wonderful.

Things I like:
1. The weather. It was beautiful. Watching the weather on TV I almost took a picture. It said 7 days of sun. Just sun. No slight chance of showers, no partly cloudy, nothing but sun.
2. The hotel. I had a suite just for me and the bed was very comfortable. I was able to sprawl out with no husband or cat hogging the bed. Plus I love having a maid - it is the BEST thing ever.
3. The navy boys. So much military right there - who knew?
4. The workshops that I went to were interesting and I learned a lot.
5. Watching the Padres play the Dodgers. Petco Park stadium was really nice and much more modern then Fenway.

Things I didn't like:
1. The long ass flight. I wish first class wasn't so expensive. I have long legs and need more room. First flight was 5 1/2 hours and then the second flight was almost 2 hours.
2. Sitting in a windowless conference room with the sun shining outside.
3. Being so busy. From getting up early, to sit in the workshops, so hitting the streets to sight see.
4. Not having my husband there. It would have been really romantic to go to the ocean at night with him.
5. Listen to stupid people who ask stupid questions over and over during a workshop. Those people should be shot, hmmm did I say that, aren't I suppose to be helping people??

Here are a couple things I found out in San Diego.
1. People in CA wear scrunchies. Holy shit. FYI she is not a tourist but lives near SD.

2. The bakeries give large portions for low prices. This treat is 5 x 5 = LOVE

3. Lots of Navy.

Over all it was a really nice week but I am SO glad to be back!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

This Week

Hey everyone,

Just want to remind you that I will be out in San Diego this week so I probably won't get a chance to blog. See you when I get back.

Love, A

Weekend of Drinking

Friday night I went out with some of my coworkers to Boston Beer Works for dinner and drinks. We had a few pitchers of blueberry beer. It was SO good. I drank more then I planned on but it was worth it. From dinner we went to Sully's for more drinking and found out that I am a bad ass when it comes to playing pool. Who knew? E and I kicked ass and won both games. We might have bent the rules slightly but we still played really well and our opponents didn't notice so all was good.

Saturday during the day we met up with some of Ed's friends and drank our asses off at Ocktoberfest. It was awesome. Sam Adam's had all sorts of draft & bottled beers for you to enjoy. The group got there early so they we able to snag a table and Ed and I showed up a little after them. It was great. We drank and played UNO but with drinking game rules. Damn, haven't done that in what feels like years.

We then stumbled out of beerfest and headed to grab some food but when we got outside it was POURING out. Damn. We waited it out a little under the tiny tent but the tent was leaking and I was hungry. We ended up making a run for it and went to the first place we saw. The food was good but then again when you are drunk ANY food is good.

Friday, September 5, 2008

My husband

Why I love this man ...

When I am a huge bitch he brings me flowers.
When I am angry he will buy me a tea kettle for me to smash .. long story for another time on how that came to be.
When I go into a rage, wave my arms around and go insane he makes me feel like it is ok.
When I get cold feet about being married he makes me laugh and understands.

The best thing was this morning when I woke up I saw that he did ALL the dishes. Even the pans ... he usually forgets the pans. Happy day!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Kiss

Hee Hee, just got a friends request on Facebook from the first boy I ever kissed. Ah young love.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Weirdest place I ever .....

Today I presented to some advocates about the program that I work for, outside on a roof/lounge area. It was crazy. Normally, we sit in a conference room with a powerpoint and go through our amazing presentationn (yes I said amazing). Instead today people were sitting in deck chairs and benches, half in the sun and half in the shade. I had to take my shoes off and walk barefoot because the rubber roofish material was gonna make me fall. Side note, thank goodness I got that pedicure over the weekend because I would not have been able to my show my feet before. So here E and I are presenting and we have to yell so people hear us and then our voices echo around the open building. It was the strangest place I have ever done a presentation in. If you ever have presented you understand what I am talking about.

Come on, how can you concentrate in an environment like this?

Hate people

I hate when people push pass you to be first on the train. There are tons of seats so please slow down.

I hate when you hold the door for someone and then they let the next door ram in your face.

I hate when people talk on their cell phones while on the train. No one cares what you have to say so shut up.

The one thing that keeps me sane in the morning is my cup of coffee and luckily today Liz had Snickeroo. It's my favorite. It is like a snickers bar but in coffee. I love it so much and its no points which is even better, well until I add my equal and milk.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Baby

So most of you have met my cat, The Baby, or at least have seen pictures of her, like every Christmas card photo. One thing you all know about her is how she is anti-social and whenever people come over she usually hides under our bed.

Well back story is I got her from the animal rescue league and they thought she might have been abused while out on the streets (if I ever met the son of a bitch that hurt her I would slice him from his knads to his neck) but anyway I digress.

She comes out to greet us when we get home, we play with her until she says stop (well tries to bite us) and then she lies on her little belly while we watch TV. She is a cutie although she has this annoying habit of sitting on my lap while I am on my laptop. She NEVER sits on my lap but get me typing on the computer and its like giving her a yummie (what we call her treats) wrapped with catnip. Her butt ends up on my hands and her paws step all over the keys and I some how delete whatever I was working on but then she leans into me and nuzzles into me and I melt.

Next Tuesday

I will be in San Diego, CA watching the Padres crush the Dodgers. It will be cool to see Manny in the outfield again but more importantly it will be nice to see someone crush Joe Torre. He may techincally be gone from the Yankees but I still think he had Yankee blood in his veins. I don't want to take any chances.