Saturday, January 31, 2009

Will the '80s Die Already?

I know I don't get out much. Between work, kids and a hour and a half commute every day,I don't see much of the world outside of my own little bubble. So, can somebody tell me when hideous '80s fashion snuck its way back into this world? I thought all that crap was dead and buried. Gone in a freak fire caused from all the hairspray used for that big '80s hair.

I went to the mall today and actually thought for a moment that I walked into a terrible '80s time warp. In every store I went in there were bright fluorescent green, pink, yellow and blue shirts. Those terrible jeans. You know, the ones you had to jump off your bed to get into because they were so tight. If they weren't the freakishly tight jeans, they were the even more hideous jeans in any shade you can imagine.

I saw teen after teen picking this stuff (or should I say crap) up off the rack and buying it. I wanted to pull them aside and tell them they would live to regret this fashion choice one day.

I'll admit I'm not the most fashionable person in the world. Give me a comfortable pair of jeans, a tank top and flip flops and I'm all set. But seriously what was so great about the '80s that somebody felt they had to bring this fashion back from the dead? If you want to bring something back from the '80s it should be the music!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

100 Things

I just got done reading a post from my lovely friend Jess called "100 Things" and I just can't resist doing it for myself. You are supposed to put in bold the things you've done, but I'm just have to add a little narrative to a few of the things:

Put the ones you've done in bold.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped ~NEVER!
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty ~On my list of things to do, I've wanted to do this since I was a kid.
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill ~I know I'm such a goodie goodie
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice ~Bolded half because I have ridden a gondola, just not in Venice.
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person ~On my list
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David ~At Cesar's palace (hey it doesn't say the actual David!)
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted ~By a caricature artist
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching ~While I was a Girl Scout
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving ~Never and you couldn't pay me to do it
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square Sadly no, but it's on my list of things to do.
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House Does standing outside on the sidewalk count?
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake ~I've visited the Great Salt Lake and if you want to come away with your health I wouldn't recommend swimming in it!
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee ~Sat on the bastard!
100. Read an entire book in one day

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Wise Beyond Her Years

I wasn't actually present for this conversation, but I sure wish I was.

My dad is staying at our house for the next few weeks while his semi is in the shop. Turns out that an elk can do some serious damage to a semi.

Anyway he was watching cartoons with Dylan this morning, George of the Jungle to be exact. He asked Dylan if she knew what the monkeys name was, and she replied:
"George W. Bush."

Oh, how I love this wise child of mine :)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mission Completion!

Sorry...guess we watch a little too much Little Einsteins in this household.

Last week I pleaded for help with a little decorating problem Bryan and I were having. I am happy to report that thanks to all of my incredibly wise friends, my problem is solved!


And after:

I'm so happy, finally our living room seems complete! Thanks to everyone for all of your help! You guys are awesome!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Decorating HELP!

I'm totally stumped. I'm calling on my fellow blogging friends to help me out and give me some ideas on what to do with this:

We've been living in our house for eight months now and I can't figure out what to do with this shelf. At first we had nothing there, but over Christmas we had decorations up there and we really liked it. Now that we've taken all of the decorations down we feel like there is something missing. The problem is we just can't figure out what to put up on that shelf. The only thing I know I don't want to put up there is fake plants. I'm not one for fake plants, plus I'm not exactly excited about having to climb up there and clean the plants when they get all dusty.

So I'm open to any ideas you have. We don't really have a decorating theme going on in our house. It's mostly full of pictures of the kids. However we do have a wine theme in our kitchen. Here are some pictures of my kitchen and living room if that helps conjure up any ideas. THANKS!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

This Year I Will

The list of things I plan to do this year:

~First up: I vow to not be so short tempered with my children. It's not their fault that I work with kids all day and have zero patience for their attitudes when we get home. I will take a deep breath, try and talk to them in a calm voice. Then if that doesn't work, I'll resort to yelling and screaming like a mad woman.

~Second: I won't talk shit or gossip about people anymore. Oh who the hell am I kidding, I wouldn't last a day. I won't talk as much shit or gossip about people as much as I did in 2008.

~Third: I'm going to write more on my blog. I love writing and writing on my blog is a good outlet for me. I love sharing stories about my crazy family and venting if I've had a bad day. I tend to get busy with life and neglect my writing. This year however I won't let that happen.

~Fourth: I'm going to get Bryan to take me on vacation somewhere other than Vegas. I love Vegas, but really I need to go somewhere else to get away and relax and forget about it all.

~Fifth: The last thing on my to do list for 2009 is to be happy. I tend to let little things bother me and get me all bent out of shape. I'm going to take things slow. Enjoy my family, my kids and my life.

Happy New Year!