Friday, January 30, 2009

Friend Request

Being on Facebook and Myspace has been wonderful for catching up with old friends and keeping in better touch with current friends. What happens though when someone friend requests you and you don't really want to be there friend online even though you kinda are their friend in real life?

My dilemma:

I went to high school with this girl, lets call her Terri. Terri and I were really good friends till we roomed for one week together on our school trip to Paris. I am a morning person and she is SO not. Basically after that trip we really drifted. I no longer spend any one on one time with this person; however, one of my best friends is still really close with her so there have been times that we all get together.

For instance, when my best friend got married we were both in the wedding party. Since I was the maid of honor I got the privilege of pulling the bridal shower, bachelorette party and a few wedding details together. I say privilege because it really was - being asked to stand by the side of my friend as she got married was one of the most amazing moments of my life. I have had that privelege twice.

Ok so I digress, Terri wasn't much help with the planning and to top it all off she didn't pay me till a few weeks after everything was said and done and then her check bounced. It bounced!!! My bank charged me a $20 fee on top of the money that I was already out from her ... grrrrrrr! To this day she has not paid me and I know she never will. Although in her defense she was going through a pretty rough financial patch but she never even said sorry.

Ok, ok I am working it out but I still don't have to say yes to her request.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Liquor Store

I always feel weird when I go to a liquor store to buy alcohol. I am 28 years old and hardly ever get carded anymore but yet I get so nervous when I am inside. I feel like everyone is staring at me and that the camera's zoom in me. I am just waiting for a cop to pull me over on the way out ... think it is repressed feelings from my college days of trying to sneak alcohol?!?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wanna Get a Drink

The thoughts that run through our head when we get asked out for a drink .... thanks Maria

Monday, January 26, 2009


Our trip last weekend to Minnesota last weekend was good. Here are some of the highlights ...

Meeting Mr. Jake

I get to feed Jake ... the boppy helps keep him close to me ... he is so precious!!

Hubby training to hold babies .. he did a good job!

Iggy, the cat, who has Feline Herpes .. who knew?

Us at the Mall of America ... I could have stayed there for a whole week and still not see everything .. plus they have an amusement park in the middle of it.

Legoland ... the boys were SO excited to see this.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Do you meet up with an ex?

For me the answer is no. It is never good. Most of the time in my previous, ie before married life, if I met up with an ex we would end up getting into midnight dates that always took place in the bedroom. As I have grown I have learned that for me seeing and ex after the fact is not a good thing.

One of my good friends is dating a great guy and out of the blue his ex shows up ... hmmmm. What does she want?? She apparently wants to meet up with him for dinner to "catch up". So does the great boyfriend meet up with his ex or not? What do you say as a new girlfriend? You can't tell him no but you can certainly tell him about your feelings. I guess this is a good test of the relationship but why do you need to test it?

I hope he makes a good decision .. like meet her at McDonald's at 8am in the morning or tell his ex no and buy his new lady friend some beautiful roses.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Dentist Is In

Today was a crummy day. I was just in a funk all day, didn't sleep well last night and couldn't get warm at all. To top it off I had to go to the dentist. Grrr. I had been to this dentist before to get a check up and they had found 2 cavities - one was very small and the other had a filling in it but it was cracking - thus I don't like this dentist because they found the cavities. Maybe if I had gone else where, my teeth would have been fine .. now I will never know.

The good news is that I was pretty impressed by the doctor. He was AMAZING with the needle to numb me up. I barely felt the needle and I was very numb very quick. In fact as I sit here I hope the drool from my mouth doesn't hit the keyboard .. thank goodness for tissues.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Who sells "real" rice anymore? I always buy instant and figured the whole world would, it is not like we have 45 mins to actually cook it on the stove top. Tonight I went out to buy some whole wheat rice so I could make a very easy chicken dish. You mix a few ingredients together and then bake. It is super easy and very yummy. I will post the recipe sometime but right now I am pissed off. I apparently didn't buy the instant rice and picked up the old fashion style. I pulled our dinner out of the oven, put it on our plates and took a little bite off the spoon only to find the rice hard as a rock and it tasted like pine needles. GRRRRRRR!!! Pine needles!!! Why do they still make old fashion?!?!??!?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This Past Weekend

Saturday night hubby and I went to the Gold Wing Riders After Holiday Party. We don't ride motorcylces so why did we go? Well we went because they raise a lot of money for the non-profit agency that I work for and had invited us. The people were really nice although they were much older and riders. They kept asking my husband if he rides and sadly he would respond no I don't.

They got a kick out of the fact that we are newlyweds ... it was pretty funny. They asked about babies and I told them we are thinking this year, probably mid summer although we will see. It was precious how these women, who I hadn't met before, got so excited at the thought of our future babies.

Thanks to them for making us feel so welcomed!

PS If I ever do ride I would love to have something like Batman used in the Dark Knight.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Long Weekend

I cannot wait for the long weekend. What am I doing you ask? I am going away ... maybe a nice warm beach to lie out on, maybe frozen drinks by my side to drink, maybe have the hubby rub my shoulders with suntan lotion ... or maybe not. We are going away; however, we are not going some place warm, in fact we are going to a VERY cold place. We are heading to Minnetonka, Minnesota. Hubby's best man and wife live out there and this past August they had a beautiful little boy name Jake. We haven't been out to meet Jake in person so this will be the first official meeting. I am SO excited. He is just about 5 months and I cannot wait to hold that little bundle of joy in my arms.

The toss up: precious baby or the cold cold weather, precious baby or the cold cold weather. Yikes, I just looked at the weather and it apparently feels like -10 there now .. .what was I thinking?

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Loved: Getting to leave work early on Friday because I had worked a 10 hour day before.
Hated: Having to work a 10 hour day and the fact that people need to work on Fridays. Working on Fridays should be against the law.

Loved: When I pulled into the gas station to fill up my tank they asked if I could wait a moment so they could lower the price for me. Yes, they lowered from $1.71 to $1.61.
Hated: After I left the gas station I got stuck behind a student driver all the way to the highway.

Loved: I was able to squeeze in a manicure before my doctor's appointment.
Hated: I got the slowest nail tech in the world so I barely made it to my doct's appt and couldn't relax during the mani.

Loved: Meeting my husband for dinner. He had called ahead and was just getting seated as I walked in the door. No hour wait for us.
Hated: The fact that our waiter sucked! He forgot to bring us bread, forgot to have crumbled blue cheese on my steak, he forgot to get my husband's side dish, not to mention him forgetting to refill our drinks.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Favorite Song

If you need a good jam and like a good beat then this song is for you.

"Heartless Woman" by Kanye West

In the night I hear him talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul
To a woman so heartless (heartless)
How you be so heartless Oh
How could you be so heartless

[Verse 1:]
How you be so cold
As the winter wind when it breeze yo
Just remember that you talkin to me yo
You need to watch the way you talkin to me yo
I mean after all the things that we been thru
I mean after all the things we got into
Ayo I know it's some thangs that you ain't told me
Ayo I did some things but that's the old me
And now you wanna get me back and you gon show me
So you walkin round like you don't know me
You gotta a new friend, well I got homies
But in the end it's still so lonely

In the night I hear him talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul
To a woman so heartless (heartless)
How you be so heartless? Oh
How could you be so heartless

[Verse 2:]
How could you be so doctor evil
You bringin out a side of me that I don't know
I decided we wasn't gon speak so
Why we up 3 AM on the phone
Why do she be so mad at me fo
Homie I don't know
Shes hot and cold
I won't stop won't mess my groove up
Cause I already know how this thang go
Ya wanna tell ya friends that ya leavin me
They say that they don't see what ya see in me
You wait a couple months then you gon see
You'll never find nobody better than me

In the night I hear him talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul
To a woman so heartless (heartless)
How you be so heartless? Oh
How could you be so heartless

[Verse 3:]
Talk and Talk and Talk and Talk
Baby let's just knock it off
They don't know what we been thru
They don't know bout me and you
So I got somethin new to see
And you just gon keep hatin me
And we just gon be enemies
I know you can't believe
I could just leave it wrong
And you can't make it right
I'm gon take off tonight into the night

In the night I hear him talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul
To a woman so heartless (heartless)
How you be so heartless? Oh
How could you be so heartless

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Snuggie

Every commercial I see is for the Snuggie and I am seriously thinking of ordering one. Just today I was sitting on the couch with my blanket and our cat, Baby, jumped up on me and wanted some love. I had to take my hand out to pet her and thought to myself "If I had a "snuggie" then my arm would still be warm". I know, I know, it's SO bad!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Down with Orbitz sucks!! Hubby and I are heading out Martin Luther King weekend to visit his best man in Minnesota. We have been checking flight prices for the past few weeks and finally booked the trip today.

First, we looked at Airtran and they had the best prices however I really don't feel like leaving Boston at 6:30 am and arriving in Minnesota at 11pm. Something just doesn't feel right with that. Next, we looked at Cheaptickets and they were not cheap so I quickly moved on to Expedia. Expedia was still high and only had flights with "one ticket left". I don't get this. I put in that 2 people are flying so why would you show me "one ticket left" flights?!?!? Grrr. Thus, we moved on to Orbitz.

Their prices were more then Airtran but not terrible and we found good flight times and the lay over wasn't to bad. I went to book it and it states "This flight is not available. Message 101" Ok?!?! Why have a flight up that I cannot book. I then proceed to try booking the next flight and I get the same thing. Come to find out all 7 flights on the page were not available. I was so pissed so hubby took over. He called Orbitz in the hopes of booking the flight we wanted. Sadly, they were not helpful either. Their customer service is as great as their website. The woman couldn't give us the flight we wanted and if we did book with them we would have to pay an additional booking fee of $25 per person?!?! Seriously!! We only called cause your website sucks. Why should I pay extra for that?

Finally, we decided to go right to the US Airways website and booked that way. The price was right on target, the flight times were awesome and we were able to get a direct flight on the way there. I am super excited that it is done but seriously annoyed that it took so long. Isn't the internet suppose to help not hinder?