Friday, July 29, 2011

A Belated Birthday Post

First off, I LOVE WATCHING ELLEN! She is so fun and she dances and I just love her.

OK, next topic.

I have turned another year older and I'm going to rock the shit out of 32!

See? This was the night we celebrated. I had just had an hour long massage and an hour long facial, thanks to the best boyfriend ever. And that necklace was my gift.

It's the prettiest necklace I've ever seen! I love it and opening it and reading the card got me all teary-eyed. He did good. :) I wear it all the time and still look down at it and get filled with butterflies.

To celebrate we went to dinner at Loring Pasta Bar, I love that place.

The decor is just awesome and there was live music and really yummy food.

This was dessert. De-lish!

I was very close to actually licking the plate. Needless to say we had no leftovers.

And then over to The Kitty Cat Klub for drinks and live music. It was a wonderful day filled with laughter and love. I also had a big shopping spree for myself at my favorite store, New York and Co. A girl can treat herself every now and then!

Bring it on 32, I'm gonna smoke you!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


I have so much good to write about! But right now I'm busy eating popcorn, drinking beer and taking it easy after work with my honey! Hope your life is as fab as mine feels these days!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Tonight was the stuff of "I wishes." It was the stuff of unplanned wonderfulness and the stuff of childhood memories you hold dear in your heart as you grow old. We had no plans, it took us longer to get home than planned thanks to a little stop at Target. One, cause we needed sandals and two cause we needed a break from the no air-conditioned car, (cause we couldn't wait another block and a half to our apartment.)

We had nothing on the agenda; maybe swimming, maybe a dance party, maybe dinner and a movie at home. Turns out we did none of those things, but the evening was fab nonetheless. I read on the porch with wine and my sunglasses, and actually took a little 5 mintue snooze. Little One watched all of 15 minutes of Shrek 2 and then was over it. Special K attempted to lock herself in her room so she could jam out to some Katy Perry and Lady Gaga on KDWB. My sweet partner wasted some time playing Angry Burds, which I have been known to do from time to time.

But the best part was when everyone joined me on the porch. The movie was off, the solo dance party was through, Angry Birds were tired, and I got company. And it just got better from there.

Little One wasn't allowed out on the patio unless she put on her Tinker Bell nightgown. Special K asked our opinions on the last 7 and upcoming latest Harry Potter movies. Chuck and I giggled at the girls, at us, at little jokes that sprang up that only somone who has the dirty knowledge that college can bring you will understand. We snuck each others seats as the other person left to grab something from inside. We watched the sunset from our 12th story highrise. We got all glisteny from the wonderful humid evening.

The night was perfection. With it's comments of "no you can't have a popsicle" and questions of "who's a better professor Lupin or Madeye?" (If you don't know who I'm referrring to, look here) and sang songs like Down By the Bay..." I wouldn't trade tonight for anything. Flowing conversation, goofy music, and good company.

Bliss, I tell you.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Fun, I just realized that on July 4th I had written my 400th blog post. That's a lot of opinions, words, happy thoughts, life changing moments, rants and raves over the last 3 some years.

In spirit of what has been much of this blog, today's 3 Good Things.
1. I have a new bathroom shower curtain, rug and matching towels! I love a clean, well-organized, matching bathroom. Now I just need some art on the walls, and no shells, fish or beach anything. Too cliche for my liking. But art is needed.
2. My new computer is the best thing I've bought myself in a long time. My old one couldn't play videos (even youtube was too far advanced for it) and it kept freezing on me. So I ditched the trendy Mac for a good ol' yet brand new pc! I have my right click back! And I can use picasa to edit my photos and I can watch Netflix on my new lap top!
3. My birthday is in less the 2 weeks! I love birthdays! No plans yet but I'm sure karoke will be involved!

Monday, July 4, 2011


I just stumbled upon the most awesome site!

Seriously, click the link before you go further.

Don't you want one of those near your house?! I do! It's like a public bucket list, you can share your dreams and hopes and read others and know you're not alone.

Off the top of my head, my first 3 Before I Dies are
1. Travel to Italy
2. Take a pottery class
3. Drive highway 1 in California

Before you die, what do you want?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I hope...

So there is a blog I follow that I'm know I have referenced here before and she posed a question yesterday. Where do you hope to be in 5 years? The following was my comment.

"5 years? It seems so far away but here it is already half way through 2011 and I have no idea what I'm doing for the 4th, let alone 5 years from now. I can only hope I'm still with the man I adore (who at the moment is taking a quick disco nap in his skivvies), loving his children more than I do today, in a job that enjoy 9 days out of 10. But mostly I hope I still love the fact that I am growing and changing every day. I'm not afraid of the woman I am continuously morphing into with my loved ones by my side. And I hope I have a more advanced camera strapped to me and more people reading my words."

Yep, still happy about that. Where do you hope to be in 5 years?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Caution: I Have an Opinion

First my state wants to make it illegal for gays to marry and now the government is shutting down because they can't agree on a budget. I remember when I used to like being from Minnesota. It was nice and peaceful and full of people who cared for others.

Now it's got Tim Pawlenty, the right winged dick who left us in this mess in the first place. Michelle Bachman who couldn't tell you anything about civil rights let alone what hole she shits out of. And a group of people who are choosing to put their own opinions and beliefs above the people they work for. Nice going, Jackasses.

I wonder if any of them remember why they went into politics in the first place? Was it to be a rich, powerful asshat, or because they wanted to better their land and their fellow people? Because from what I understand the government is supposed to help the people it represents, not shut down and leave the state abandoned. People are loosing their jobs, parts of the state will no longer be running, and both sides are looking like egomaniacal, self-righteous, money-hungry morons who don't really care about who this really effects.

I could never be in politics. I'm too brass, crass, honest and loud. They'd kick me out quicker than they'll decide on a budget, that is for sure!