Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas to All!

I hope that everyone had a Christmas filled with laughter, joy and tons-o-love... I know I sure did! Chrismas is always such a chaotic time of the year-loads of people in town, year end at work, shopping for gifts- that at times it feels like the crazy will never end, but as the festivities slow down and people start to go back home, it's bittersweet. You shed tears as loved ones get back on the jet plane and just wish for a few more days. So...........
I bought myself some new boots!!!
These warm, waterproof, 20-below-proof boots will be keeping me warm through the snowiest December on MN record and what is sure to be an even snowier rest of the winter season.

Christmas is the season of giving, right? No one's ever said the giver can't also be the getter...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Deep Breath... Ahhhhhh

I have been gone for a long time- an unacceptably long time and I'm sorry. I've just been crazed and stressed and blah! I'm trying to make myself accept personal responsibility in EVERY aspect of my life (for instance~ it's not Ben & Jerry's fault for creating such a delicious variety of ice creams, therefore making me fat- but it is me who decides to eat 5 of those containers...for breakfat, I mean breakfast that has added two full sized watermelons to my chest, 7 lbs of ricotta to my thighs, and stuck a midget's ass on my stomash)... BUT... year end at work sucks, I turned 26 this past Friday, it's Christmas in 2 days (what?!?!) and I'm still presentless for my 3 main squeezes, and the original Grinch is on right now.
I do love this time of the year though. As hectic as my schedule is going to be for the next three days, I am going to suck up every last minute that I get with my family and friends. With everything that we have gone through in the past year, you really learn to take what life gives you, love every minute of it and share that love with everyone who is there to experience it with you.

My Christmas wish is this: Dale Nelson is one of the most intelligent, inspirational men on this little planet of ours and I am honored to have been able to grow up with him as a role model next door for the passed 25 years. Dale has a chemo resistant cancer that he has been bravely fighting for the better part of a year and after 7 separate, unfortunate chemo trials, he has moved onto radiation. This is where YOU come in... Please send all of the prayers, meditations, good juju, anything that you can muster to the care of Dale Nelson and if possible, please pass this message to anyone... everyone that you know that would like to send a piece of themselves to help this amazing man. All that I can give you in return is gratitude, from the bottom of my heart.

I leave everyone with this lovely little quote:

Welcome Christmas, bring your cheer. Cheer to all those far and near. Christmas Day is in our grasp, so long as we have hands to clasp. Christmas Day will always be, just as long as we have we. Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart and hand to hand.

**Please feel free to post my Christmas wish for Dale on your wall. The more readers, the more thoughts of him, the better. Merry Christmas!**

Monday, December 6, 2010


Urga-la-shmurga-la... I have a secret... a really big secret... and for anyone who knows me... they know that I'm not good with secrets... I promised Roo I wouldn't tell it... but it's just SO big...

Ahhhhhh... That feels much better : D

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gimme! Gimme!! Gimme!!!


Since we've moved, I haven't done a lick of grocery shopping = I haven't had this delicious delicacy in fooooorever. Every little bit of this beautiful little package knocks me off my socks. My mouth is honestly watering right now... ewww... I just drooled on myself.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

In need of good Juju.

Roo and I need lots of help from the big guy and any prayers or good juju is welcome from you out there too. Our dream house, which once seemed to be in the palm of our hands feels to be floating farther away right now. The bank is being difficult (imagine that...), but as I said before, Roo and I know that good things come to those who wait and if this house doesn't go through, another will come our way.

We went on a date last night, which only reaffirmed my undying love for that man. The way that we can freely talk about our hopes, fears, loves, stresses, future and of course... Ancient Aliens (only the best series on the History Channel... dorks unite!) is invaluable. I was talking to my mom and it almost feels that this time we've had apart has really made us appreciate one another in a whole different way. We're dating again, but in a new way. He's truly, completely my best friend and I can't imagine a day without him.

mush, mush, mush! I'm a total nutterbutter, aren't I?!! One day I'm planning a murder, the next I'm gushing over my ooey-gooey love for Roo--- does this make me crazy?

Crazy in Love! hit it B!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dear Daytime Annoyance;

You don't need to stand up everytime you talk.
When you say something you think is "smart" or "bitchy", please stopy saying "UMMM" with a giggle right after.
Standing next to my cube or anyone elses' cube for that matter for such lenghty periods of time is going to get you hurt---- by my two fists.
Laughing at everything I say is much more annoying than it is enduring- I am not that funny.
Your laughs and gasps at everything said in the office are... uuuurrrrgh.


I need to find a better mood and stop hating on you. You are super nice and only mean the best, but for the past two weeks I have been mean mugging you so hard everytime you turn around. I am sorry and will try to turn my frown upside down.

your voice sucks
**update: I have a total case of crabs today... not the kind you get off of a Mexican toilet you perv... but a serious case of the "get the F away from me or I might bite off your ear and then tell you to F off," crabs. I think my period might be coming... look out.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Father-Daughter Date!

We're gonna eat this:

(We're not actually eating the wall... I couldn't find a picture of the restaurant silly!)

and watch something on here:

(any good suggestions?)

Here's to a great evening with the man that gave me life! sappy? yes... but I love 'im!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

ch ch ch ha ha ha

Do you ever feel like this at work? Like everyone (well a choice few) should step the F back or you just might go all Jason on them and cut them to pieces? If so- you are not alone. We can secretly hate on people together. I told my mom that when I hear their voice(s) I try to think of rainbows and butterflies and fairies! BUT... nails on a chalkboard is all that comes to mind.

Good thing I'm not a better person or I might feel bad about having feelings of capitol murder... Just kidding!

maybe... ch ch ch ha ha ha ch ch ch ha ha ha

Monday, November 8, 2010

Back at Home

Though I honestly can't thank my parents enough for letting my pesky animal-children and I come back home to live in their cozy basement bedroom with no windows and daylight only seeping in through 6 random vents (my old bedroom is now my mom's "painting room", my older bedroom is my mom's office...yes, my mother rules the roost), I sure do miss this guy:

With this whole crazy buying a house thing we decided to do, Roo and I both knew that the smartest thing was to move back in with our respective parents and save some money. I didn't realize just how much I would miss laying in his arms every night, making him dinner when I was dead tired, or even our ridiculous fights and the best part---making up! The stresses of waiting and waiting and waiting for this house are mounting, but when I think about building our forever within those walls, my heart swells and I remind myself that good things come to those who wait. I am willing to wait forever and a day as long as I'm with my Roo... even if he does do this while wearing his sister's halloween sweater (I personally lurve it!):
Sexxxy, right??

PS... if anyone knows how to post pictures side by side, will you PLEASE help me!!! As I've stated a million and one times, I am so techno-inept it's not even funny and trying to get two pictures to post side by side is proving impossible... Thanks in advance!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

He loves me for me... and the dead mouse in my bed

Nightmare on 52nd Street:
Friday October 22nd started as any other morning. My alarm went off at 6, 6:10, 6:20, and finally at 6:30 I rolled over and turned on the news. A little while later I got up, stumbled into the shower then threw on jeans (I luuurve Fridays) and whatever looked decent. Thank GOD Roo has been out of work with a bad back because what transpired next was horrifying. As I said before, I was unsurprisingly running late and when I ran into the bedroom to grab my phone off the charger, I saw it...asdhifa;sjdgha;lsdhgaoisd A dead frickin mouse laying on the floor right next to my bed RIGHT next to where my head would be. I screamed loud and long until Roo came running in laughing, thinking that it was just a centipede (I probably would have reacted the same way had it been a centipeded... actually I have and I'm not proud of it). When he realized what it was, he grabbed some kleenex and I ran, ran to the opposite end of the house until that dead thing was gone. To make matters worse, Roo called me at work to let me know that he had found blood in the bed... MY SIDE OF THE BED! So sick. Puck was just trying to show me his love and all that bullshit, I know but that does not make up for how ungodly disgusting it was. sdghask;gh;asdhg;asdjghas... I can still see it's nasty work tail and stiff little body laying there.
Roo, you are my knight in shining armor. Thank you for not laughing at me when I freak out at little dead things and also for saving my life.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Can Someone Pinch Me?

Roo and I have been flirting with the idea of buying a house for months and decided to actively search a few weeks ago. Little did we know that we would find the house of our dreams, the house we can raise a family in, right away, but we did! 2 days after seeing it for the first time, we knew that it was ours and the rest is history. Now, we're at the mercy of the bank (short sales suck) and have no definite closing date as of yet... and our lease is up.


Yeay for impulsivity!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Oh Me-Oh My!!!

They're at it again!!! My boys of summer are taking on the Yankees for the second game of the ALDS and I couldn't be more excited and positive about our post season outlook. I am a baseball fan through and through. It runs through my body, my veins, my blood. My dad comes from a small town in SouthWestern Minnesota (big ups Milroy!) where baseball is the way of life. Naturally, that way moved to the cities with my dad and into our home. I've played softball from the time is was 7 years old and count those memories on the field as some of the best.

With that being said... I am shitting my pants right now as the bases are loaded in the bottom of the second with Thome coming up to the plate... dare I even call it???

Tony O.

I had the luxury of sitting in the champions club seats on opening day of Target Field. What an unbelievable experience, one that I will never forget and will always be indebted to my dad for.

I love you, Dad!

just a few thoughts for tonight...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Welcome October!

Today means another fresh start in one of the best months to be a Minnesotant. I think that anyone who lives here, even those just visiting can agree that October in Minnesota has the best weather, the most beauty that could rival any other month in any other state in the US. Right now, I'm looking out my window and I see a bright, cloudless blue sky, all shades of green, red, orange and yellow that you can imagine and the clean, crisp autumn air is so refreshing, I just love it!

Welcome October! Please stay a while...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Britney S. Pierce


Well... I'm dying both inside and out. Glee has done it again. B-Spears episode with B S. Pierce rocking it out? Done...

Also- I've been puking almost nonstop (other than the random 4 hour nap I took) since 1:15 this afternoon. My stomach feels like curdled milk hence the dying on the inside... blargh.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Reckin' it's time for a change

Sooooo... I've decided to take a new approach to conquering the eternal struggle that is losing weight. With our impedning departure to European shores coming up in just 232 days, I've got to... just got to... snap into it, show some willpower and shed those lbs!

My new approach may seem elementary to most, but the concept has eluded me for many a year. To shed the 100+ I want gone, I am going to... gasp!! ... keep track of what I eat, exercise and drink more water. Who woulda thunk it?!

The list that you see above is going to be an everyday thing (all though I may not post every one). I think that by writing down my progress and what I can do to attain my goals, I'll really be able to see what I am and am not accomplishing. I'm going to be as honest as I can (short of actually revealing my GIIIIIIIIIIIInormous weight... a lady never tells her weight) and really try to get down to the nitty gritty and push myself, which is something that I have never been to good at.

I thank you in advance for any and all encouragement!

Well... here goes nothing! Wish me luck!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

State Fair-a-licious


yes... fried SPAM curds

no words.
dump truuuuuuck!
so cute, so young, so brave. Thank you is not enough.
fried cheese. is there anything better??

Roo said he was buying one of these mini donut fryers... i'm a little afraid he was serious

mashed potatoes on a stick with gravy and chive-sour cream
literally hanging upside down. freaking out with my two feet on the ground.
where's pinky's head??

Roo with his deep fried Snickers

the biggest pig in the land!
deep fried cheeseburger


sveeedish meatballs.
corn dog pizza... yeah... that's what i said.

my car from high school... yaaaaa maaaaaaaan


State Fair... I love your hot, greasy, overcrowded beauty.

till next year...