Sunday, February 25, 2007

February High Five

Beach by Bobbi Brown
If you want to have a flashback to your childhood, spritz on a shot of this fragrance and you will be channeling your teens. It smells like Coppertone suntan lotion with a hint of citrus and vanilla notes. It's my favorite spring/summer scent.

Ahhhhhh.....PF Changs Lettuce Wraps, one of my favorite-est things on earth.

Arbonne NutriMinC® RE9 REpair, Corrective Eye Crème. Just started using this skincare line and I LOVE this eye cream. I have used eye creams in the past and they we so-so, but this stuff rocks out the fine lines and dark circles.

I need to make a shout out to the dude (I didn't get his name) that helped me today at Ikea. I am ordering my kitchen cabinets and he was very, very helpful and answered my stupid questions while trying to work the auto cad kitchen designer computer thing. I was totally clueless and he never once yelled at me (unlike the stupid guy from Norton/Symantec that yelled at me and then hung up because I could not understand his accent, JERK!).

OPI Kangarooby, a deep ruby red that looks fabulous on my freshly pedicured toes.

Friday, February 16, 2007


Oh yeah baby! We are Hawaii bound..........................! Well, not until November, Thanksgiving week to be exact but still. I have something beside China to look forward to!!! Booked our trip today. We are going with my sister-in-law and her family plus Grandma Gold and Grandpa Talkslikeaduck. It's going to be a blast. We will spend 9 days in Oahu on the North Shore surfing, hiking, biking, surfing, kayaking, eating, surfing and deep sea fishing. Mahalo!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Greetings from Typhiod Island

It's sucky here on my island. While visiting here you will experience:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Coughing
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing attacks

So far only three have come down with it and the fourth is hanging in there. I am feeling a bit better and have been going into work despite hacking up a lung to all of my fellow officemates dismay. The show must go on.

Yesterday I got flipped off. It was great. I was taking the boys to school, quite early and yeah, I was driving half asleep, and my 'game' was a little off. I switch lanes and I accidentally cut off some guy in a cheesed out BMW. If I cut me off I'd be pissed to, but not to the extent of this guy. He flips me off. Not just flipping the bird, but a biting the lower lip, furrowed brow, evil in his eye flip off. He pulls up next to me yelling. I didn't look at him so that pissed him off even more. Geez, SOMEBODY was having a crappy morning. This got me thinking, what is it with the flip off? It's a finger, a middle one. What gives? I know there is a history behind the middle finger that I was told once but can't remember. How can one finger pack such a statement? I mean what was better that flipping your parent off behind their back when they said No You Can't Go To The Movies With Amy. (Darcy, our Social Worker, if you are reading this I REALLY did have a normal, great childhood). It just made you feel sooooo good! I can't remember the last time I flipped someone off. I'm sure it was Mark.

Whens the last time you flipped someone the bird?

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Lame ass question of the week

I ran into a friend of a friend and we were exchanging some idle chit chat when she said "I heard you are rescuing a little girl from China" Wow, last time I looked I didn't realize I was a firefighter. I told her "No, but we are adopting a baby from China" Some more chit chat and she says "I have always wanted to adopt but I would be afraid I wouldn't love it as much as my own children". First of all it's not a stapler, it's a BABY! I know crap goes with the territory, but it still chaps my bum. ARGH!

The flu has nade it's way through myhousehold. Three out of four of us have come down with the creeping crud. Conner is the only one not to get it and I'm just waiting for him to walk in the door with the glassy eyes and a body that is on fire.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Gag Master Flash

Monday I got my braces off after a year and a half of having these dental torture devices put on. I am so happy to have them off. I can now eat without stratigically placing a napkin over my mouth, bite into an apple, and talk to someone without offering them a rain slicker and umbrella. Its great, however, NOW I have a retainer or the 'gagger' which I have decided to call it. UGGGHHHH. Why was I born with the gag reflex of a heroin addict going through withdrawl. Right after my ortho appointment, I had to stop by the market (o.k. AND the drugstore to pick up some Crest White Strips), to pick up some things. When I was checking out the checker struck up a conversation about the sourdough bread I was buying. When I tried to speak I would muster up 3 words and then "HHHOOOORRRKKKK". Luckily my trusty companion Reed had my back and told her I just got my braces off and was not used to my retainer yet. Cut to 4 days later and I'm getting used to having this thing in my mouth without gagging. If this is what morning sickness is all about all I have to say is NO THANK YOU and Thank God we adopt.