Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Just wanted to say...

Merry Christmas to everyone. I'll think of you all when I'm sitting on the beach and swimming on Christmas day. No, that's a lie, I won't think of anything but getting a nice tan!


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday Movie Date night aka He's 'says' She 'says' Nachos!

So Larry and I had a date night tonight, we watched...::asks for movie title again::, Forbidden Kingdom. We also had dinner "together". Which means we made the same thing and ate it (some of us ate more than others...) together while watching the movie.

He 'says' Nachos:

Ground Turkey, grated cheddar cheese, a dab of sour cream and some tomatoes.

She 'says' Nachos:

Ground Turkey, grated cheese, a few dabs of sour cream, diced jalapenos, salsa, tomatoes and Franks hot sauce.

It was a good movie, at first, I won't lie, I thought it was going to be stupid and was counting how many other movies I'd have to watch before it was my turn to pick again. But I liked the movie. The best part was adding our own ad libs though admittedly.

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I'm Canadian EH!

This is for Cake and Mr. Rantz.
I have a long sheet of Canadian Facts to educate my coworkers whenever I can wrangle them in.

And here is a post it note from Canada Thanking me!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Best thing Ever! (For the moment!)

I decided it would be a great idea to burn some of Ava's greatest moments onto a DVD for friends and family this year for Christmas.

Well...I was right. I have Windows DVD maker...let me tell you it's probably the coolest thing since sliced bread. It let's you decorate your menu screen and everything! I have one that looks like photographs shifting across the screen and you have the option to press play or look at the 10 different scenes I have compiled.

Seriously! I am burning my DVD right now and barring that it for some reason doesn't work/play this will be the best thing since sliced bread!

Get ready for some amazing Ava DVD's fam!

Monday, December 15, 2008

sigh...yeah yeah what next?

Tried to move my car last night to abide by the crazy street parking rules...but my car wouldn't start. Adam came over to try and give me a jump but alas it would not take. I have no idea what the problem is...a starter or something that my brilliant boyfriend figured out.

Anyways so now I am stuck at home working, with my laptop hooked up to the smallest Ethernet cord in history. She's watching Wow Wow Wubzy on the home laptop. And being generally adorable today. Don't ask me what happens the other 6 days out of the week. Kidding, kidding.

sort of

So to sum up I had to move my interview and want to beat my car into oblivion.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Breathe in Breathe out Breathe in Breathe out


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Spoiler if you're expecting a present from me...

So a little spoiler/teaser for anyone who works with me...or knows me...I'm a little insane.
I made three different kinds of Chocolate Truffles and my now famous Mint Chocolate Caramel candy.
I bought these cute boxes online:

And wrapped them all with a ribbon! I made 33 boxes in total. I'm officially exhausted! Enjoy!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ava+Christmas tree=cuteness

Ava came into the house and said "WOW TREE!" she was so excited to see a tree in our house!

For those of you who don't know, which is all of you, Ava calles Larry teekle because when they first met he chased her around the house saying teekle teekle! And she would giggle like crazy. So now Larry is teekle.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

My weekend so far

Well I had to get up early this morning so I could run to Walmart to have new tires put on the Durango. Ava apparently knew this so she woke us both up at 6am....

After showering quickly and dressing Ava and myself we ran to Walmart and turned the Durango in to have the tires put on. After browsing various aisle's and pressing all of the dancing snowmen/reindeer/santa's I could find we did some grocery shopping and I get a call from the Auto department...

Man: We need your special wrench thingy because we can't get your locking bolts off.
Me: My what?
Man: Repeats himself
Me: I have no idea what you're talking about (Ava interrupting saying she has had enough of sitting and would like to get down to cause who knows what kind of trouble) I'm coming back there.

Lady: Do you have the Durango?
Me: Yes, but I don't know what you're asking me for. I've never heard of what you're talking about or seen it.
Lady: (with attitude) Well we can't take the tires off without it.
Me: (with even more attitude) Well how do I know where you've checked let me check my car.

They let me go back to car...

Mechanic Man: I checked the glove box and the center console.
Me: Well why would it be in there? Did you check the back of the hatch where the spare tire is?
Mechanic Man: ::Pondering:: ::Opens up back and produces mysterious tire lug nut thing::
Me: ::fuming, lifts eyebrows::
Mechanic Man: Should be about 20 minutes ma'am


Drive 15 or so miles out to cut your own tree farm. Park, retrieve saw. Realized at home that only boots I have are high heeled swede boots...not ideal for tree cutting. Decide 'okay in and out just find a cute small one and lets go'. Get lost in need to find perfectly proportionate tree...start internal war...brain against body.

Brain: Hush now you won't be saying that when we find the perfect tree
Body: ::grumbles:: Here this one is fine
Brain: No no it's much too gap-py on the bottom. Ohh look at this one!
Body: Fine sure whatever I don't care the feet are freezing, let's get the h out of here.
Brain: No no, look at this one side it's all open
Body: Chanting: It's not cool to saw off your own head, it's not cool to saw off your own head
Body: Eureka! I'll cut it down.

Feel good about myself for cutting down tree completely before stronger man beside me gets his down. Swagger a bit, being smug and all and almost fall into snow.

Drag tree 1/2 mile back to car decide Brain is a loser while wind is whipping face and feet are almost frozen to death. Look down at the sweet straight cutting job only to realize there are tons of small branches that need to be trimmed in order for it to fit nicely in base. Swear slightly then begin sawing. Get tree netted, pay and drive home.

At home takes about 10 minutes to put tree up, let it loosen up a bit while making hot chocolate and taking pictures for Cake. Dress tree, take more pictures of favorite ornaments, turn lights off and relax.


Friday, December 5, 2008

Darn it!

You know...there are some downsides to hosting a blog with your sig other.
For instance:
I bought Larry a GREAT gift for Christmas! I mean it's awesome I am so happy with my purchase and it's something I think he is really going to love. I ordered it, and it arrived today and I opened it up to make sure it was complete, and it was just perfect! I'm so excited about it, but I can't tell anyone about it.


This may or may not have been to slightly torment you.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Another bad day

Dear Parking Enforcement dude out at 3am,

I am sorry I parked on the wrong side of the street, how could anyone possibly remember your crazy rules. Take your $20 and buy some gloves.




Dear Coworker who emails me about everything,

I do not care if you are taking lunch at 11. Your cubicle is directly across from mine. Please stop emailing me something that would take you less time to tell me directly.


P.S. Please take out "Thank you in advance" out of your signature since it rarely makes sense to your actual message.

Dear Whiny San Jose Branch,

Please stop complaining about everything. I really am very tired of having to deal with every runny nose. It is -13 degrees Celsius up here, we have enough runny noses to last us a while.




Dear Blemishes,

In case you didn't receive the notice, I'm not 14 anymore. Please vacate my face and find a small teenage boy to torment.




Dear Thoughtful coworker who found Canadian Smarties in America,

Thank you.




Dear Stomach,

Please decide what you would like to consume for dinner before 5pm so that brain can plan. Thank you.



Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Coworker: So what needs to be created a new campaign?
Me: No a new Campaign Element.
Coworker: But the Campaign needs to be changed?
Me: No...You just need to create a new Element under the new Group Plan. (My Boss's name) sent out a
Coworker: I know but I didn't pay attention.
Me: Oh...well (His Boss's name) sent out a
Coworker: Yeah I didn't look at that either
Me: Well all that
Coworker: Well I'll just go to the Campaign Manager and make them do it (walking away)
Me: ...Okay...

This pretty much sums up my day! Thank goodness I'm getting free dinner. I hope there's cake.