Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Blog Challenge post... um... today! lol

Fell off the blogging wagon last week.... in my defense, it got a bit busy, I started writing a story and I forgot. so here we are... today's post is...

Post 3 pictures of yourself that you normally would NOT share

and here they are...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Blog challenge post 3 & 4

Oops, blowing this challenge, aren't I?

Catching up a bit today with post 3:  A picture you Took... and post 4: a picture of yourself taken over 10 years ago...

so... here they are...

This was taken in 2011 in Calgary up in the tower... beautiful day... darn good selfie if I do say so myself. :)


This was taken in my parent's front yard in June of 1993 ...oh, the day after Graduation or maybe the Sunday after graduation.  It makes me laugh because I think I still use that same expression on my face when they are both going to kiss me at the same time.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Blog challenge... post 2

Back again... lol

So today's topic is....

First 5 things you do every morning

okay.... so..... here it goes...

1. turn off snooze alarm on cell phone... repeat 3 times.

2. turn off snooze alarm on alarm clock... repeat as needed until the getting up and turning off is annoying and then turn it off completely.

3. Turn on tv... news mostly... right now, canadian olympic coverage as it's 'real time'... lol

4. start the coffee...

5 go to the bathroom.

After that it's a free for all.... drink coffee and reply to emails... dilly dally around, doing things and end up getting dressed and throwing lunch together in a rush.   during week days.

weekends mean the dilly dallying is warrented and allowed. LOL

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Blog Challenge... post 1...

I'm not sure if I am supposed to be blogging every day to complete this or not. LOL ... so I 'm going to set a goal of blogging it twice a week... hopefully more but sometimes I get a bit busy and forget about the blogs.

So what I've chosen for my first post topic is....

A Vacation You would Like To Take


I do tend to vacation exactly where I want to... Disneyland... Oregon... Edmonton...

But I do have 3 spots on my list of places I'd like to spend a week.

1. Hawaii ... c'mon... tropical... fresh pineapple... beaches .... the possibility of running into the cast of Hawaii 5-0... ? :)

2.  Jamaica.  have you seen how blue the water is?  It's so pretty and I'd love to visit.


3. Greece. I fell in love with what they showed during the Athen's Summer Olympics. Beautiful water and beaches and a wonderful culture that is so old and worth exploring.

and because a blog isn't a blog without a picture.... :) A picture from my last Disney Vacation...  Carsland...

Monday, March 4, 2013


I love movies.

I have always liked movies, and that was before I spent 4 years of my life smelling like popcorn and watching every single movie that came out.

Sometimes I think back on those years and think, wow, it's a good thing those movies were free because they would have cost an hour of my time to pay for them.  And then I look at prices now and go, wow, the only thing close to that price is matinee shows on weekends and holidays at the AMC theater. I'm so much more picky now that I am paying for movies. LOL

But I still can't really enjoy eating popcorn with my movies. Unless of course, it's super buttery... well, butter flavored topping-ery... salted beyond belief and has a package of hot tamales inside. shaken well and downed with a huge... and I mean, you could bathe a baby in that it's so huge... drink. (which is by some strange coincidence, roughly the size of what a small popcorn used to be.)

Something about smelling like a concession stand all the time, even if you didn't work concessions that day just has killed my popcorn appetite. But I'm still a sucker for a really overly done way over cooked hot dog... they taste like pepperoni! serious. and usually are an all beef hot dog.

Anyway, back on track. Movies.

Love them or hate them, I still can't resist getting sucked in to a really good, catchy movie. Which right now, my kryptonite movie is ....

Pitch Perfect.

Now... I don't have all the dialogue memorized yet but I've got the music down and working on the choreography! ROFL

This is not anything new. Previous movies to gain such prestigous heights as this movie are Speed, White Christmas and That Thing You Do.

Speed- Not sure if it was Keanu Reeves or the emerging grace of Sandra Bullock but I watched it ALL the time over Christmas break my freshman year in college and came back, able to quote everything... speak the movie with it, much to the annoyance of everyone around me.

White Christmas- it was one of two movies we had for a while the first summer I cooked down at WiNeMa... the other one... um... Speed. So we watched White Christmas a lot at least until I had a car and could go to town every week or weekend and rent movies.

That Thing You Do... this movie still has the highest and loftiest position of all movies... I saw it in the theatre 16 times. I have lost count of how many times I watched it on video once I got it but this one also... can quote most of the movie... sing ALL of the songs and wished for a really super long time that I could be as good and cute and perfect as Liv Tyler was because I needed to find a guy like Tom Everett Scott.

Which brings us to Pitch Perfect.  I'll admit a problem. I've watched it 6 times in the last 2 weeks. wait... 7... watched it tonight. I listen to the soundtrack all the time and have started to obsess about the songs that aren't in my ipod yet. note to self, fix that problem pronto! It's just good fun. great music...

Hmm, which reminds ... I really do need to get those other three movies on dvd still... hmm.... I wonder how much of the speed dialogue I still know....

(it sort of matters... in a way... cuz i is quirky and funny like that...)

Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 in review and pictures... in no particular order.

January.... snow. 12 hour days... more snow...
February... giant gummy worms and gummy bears, nuff said...
Will have to add pictures later, I want to get this done before the year is up... lol
March: Blake Shelton AND Lady Antebellum (And Hunger Games!)
April: Pretty Sunset... good times at Easter in Oregon
May: VEGAS baby, with my best gal pal, Treeeeeee-na
June: Father's Day in Oregon
July: Hall of Fame day for the Mariners: Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson
August: Edmonton!
September: Puyallup Fair- Tim McGraw & annual local favorites: The Konzelman Family Band! (and announcing my new niece: Carleen Isabel Yolanda Minker, so grateful for sister friends that don't mind if you adopt their baby for your own... lol)
October: Successfully managed to avoid soda for the month.
November: Successfully completed my first NaNoWriMo... 3rd attempt...
December: Disneyland! & Pentatonix concert!!
Also... managed to not spend money at work in machines or snack room... but had to use the savings in July ... so did not manage to actually hold on to that $10 a month. Lost 15 pounds this year and currently sit at 220 for the first time in a long time... that's 10 pounds less than my weight watchers adventure several years ago. 2012 was great, I have no regrets at all.