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Sunday, May 31, 2009

MTV Movie Awards

The performances are always amazing, so I decided to blog about them.

Eminem - He is so talented. It's a shame he gives off such a bad impression. I love his music and performances! Based off of tonight, I might buy his new cd.

Side note of Bruno...why in the world would he land on Eminem? You know who is more offensive than Eminem could ever be? Sacha Baron Cohen.

Chris Isaak and LeAnn Rimes and Forest Whitaker - A cute performance. I have always loved LeAnn Rimes. Hearing Forest Whitaker sing "D-ck in a Box" along with LeAnn and Forest was just strange lol.

Zac Efron, Triumph and Kiefer Sutherland - They did a really cute tribute to Ben Stiller. Ben Stiller movies crack me up, but I definitely have to be in the mood for them.

Kings of Leon - I have to admit I don't really like them and worked on commenting on blogs during their performance.

Awwww kinda stinks that there weren't more performances.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Quotable Sunday - #2



Toni at A Daily Dose of Toni hosts Quotable Sunday each Sunday. I decided to do quotes about kids today.

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
~Franklin P. Jones

The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant -- and let the air out of the tires.
~Dorothy Parker

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
~Harold Hulbert

Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
~Author Unknown

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
~Phyllis Diller

Sunday Stealing 5/31



Sunday Stealing: The Monkey's Meme

1. Name one person who made you smile today: Elana, my fellow youth group advisor tonight

2. What were you doing at 8am this morning? sleeping

3. What were you doing 45 minutes ago? eating yummy smores, baked in the oven

4. What is your favorite candy bar? milky way midnight

5. Have you ever been to a strip club? just once, it was pretty funny

6. What was the last thing you had to drink? water

7. What was the last thing you ate? sour cream and cheddar potato chip

8. The last sporting event you watched? One of the Lakers v Nuggets games

9. Do you go to church every Sunday? I go to temple many Shabbat's

10. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza? I love them equally

11. What are you doing tomorrow? Work, then who knows what

12. What do you think of when you hear Australia? Bryan...I really miss him

13. Biggest annoyance right now? Not knowing what's going on with my grandma

14. Last song listened to? I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

15. Do you have a maid service clean your house? We have a girl who comes every few weeks

16. Are you jealous of anyone? Not that I know of

17. Is anyone jealous of you? Don't think so

18. What do you usually do during the day? Work and host

19. Do you hate anyone that you know right now? I can only focus on being mad at one person at a time...there's usually someone lol

20. Are you thinking about someone right now? My poor grandma in the hospital

Friday, May 29, 2009

Small Talk Six - 6 Things That Make You Sick but You Eat Them Anyways




MomDot hosts Small Talk Six each Saturday, with a new topic weekly. You have to respond to each topic with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, or 6 photos.

This week it is: 6 Things That Make You Sick but You Eat Them Anyways

1) Broccoli


2) Smores
3) Mint


4) Butterscotch


5) Caramel


6) Hot fudge

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Aloha Friday #4



Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog . Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.



My question is:

When you work for someone, when do you keep your mouth shut and at what point do you finally stand up for yourself?

My boss crossed the line last night and I emailed her a letter with my needs with a copy to her supervisor. We shall see what happens.


The ABC's of Me

So I snagged this from Jennifer :) Feel free to snag it too!

The ABC's of me!

A - Age: 25

B - Bed size: I have had the same double bed my whole life

C - Chore you hate: Cleaning the bathroom

D - Dogs' names: Argus

E. Essential start to your day: Shower

F - Favorite color: Turquoise

G - Gold or Silver: Silver or white gold (they look the same to me)

H – Height: 4'10

I - Instruments you play: I played flute and clarinet in high school

J - Job title: Religious School Secretary, Administrative Assistant, Hebrew Tutor

K - Kid(s): Just my doggy (see above)

L - Living arrangements: House with mom

N – Nicknames: Becca

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: I have only been for the day for dehydration as a kid

P - Pet Peeve: I have too many to list so I will keep it brief. I hate being lied to, you're going to get caught so just don't. People who drive slowly in the fast lane. When people make clicking noises

Q - Quote from a movie: I don't do movie quotes. My friends make fun of me all the time because right after a movie, I don't know anything from it

"R - Right or left handed: Right

S - Siblings: One sister who is 19. We newly get along

T - Time you wake up: Normally 7 am or so

U- Underwear: Every day???

V - Vegetable you dislike: Cucumbers are #1. I also don't eat tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, brussel sprouts, green beans, peas, carrots or cauliflower.

W - Ways you run late: Sometimes I am a few minutes late because I am glued to my computer or trying to finish a TV show or movie on the DVR

X - X-rays: Just once when I had esophagitis. The dumb girl made me wear a mask forever (esophagitis isn't contagious!!!!!!

Y - Yummy food you make: Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and rice krispie treats

Z - Zoo animals: Hippos all the way!!!!!

Feel free to join in!

Tupperware Magic Bakeware Fluted Round Pan Giveaway

Audrey at Recipe Tips and Hints and I are giving away a Magic Bakeware Fluted Round Pan from Tupperware. It has a retail value of $22.50.

For your first (and mandatory) entry into this contest, suggest two different easy dishes I can make to freeze for my grandparents. They are both sick at the same time and just don't have the energy to do more than reheat. Please make sure to leave your email address in your comments.

To earn extra entries you can (please leave a comment for each additional entry):

1) I would love to convince my grandparents to move to my town so I could help them more. Suggest a way I could push them toward moving up here
2) Become a follower of my blog (please don't do anonymous, i have to be able to see you)
3) Become an email subscriber of my blog
4) Blog about this contest (and comment with the url)
5) Follow me on twitter and tweet about the contest (comment with your twitter name and the url of your tweet)
6) Make a purchase from Audrey's site (not mandatory but worth 5 extra entries so leave 5 comments!)

This contest is open to anyone with a US mailing address that is 18+. Contest ends Sunday, May 31st at 11:59 pm pacific time. Winner will be picked and notified by email on Monday, June 1st.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hmmm

I don't have the creativity right now to come up with anything to blog about. My grandma is having another test today but her appointment was at 9:30 or something and she hasn't even seen the doctor yet. Today is going to be a long day!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Recipe Swap Monday - Puppy Chow for Humans

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A few years ago a friend brought a dessert called "puppy chow" to work. It is amazing and addicting!!!!! If you love chocolate and/or peanut butter, you HAVE to try this.

CHEX MIX PUPPY CHOW

9 cups Chex
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Put cereal in large bowl. Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over Chex cereal, put into a large plastic bag with powdered sugar and shake well to coat. Spread mixture evenly on wax paper and allow to cool.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday Stealing 5/24



Sunday Stealing: The A-Z Meme

A
• Are you available? Unfortunately
• What is your age? 25
• What annoys you? Little kids throwing balls in the aisles at Target

B
• Do you know anyone named Billy? I did in high school
• When is your birthday? June 17
• Who is your best friend? I don't like labels but probably my friend Danny

C
• What's your favorite candy? Milky Way Midnight
• Crush? Adam Brody
• When was the last time you cried? This morning when I read a poem about veterans

D
• Do you daydream?: Not usually
• What's your favorite kind of dog? I am obsessed with Maltie-Poos right now
• What day of the week is it? Sunday

E
• How do you like your eggs? Scrambled
• Have you ever been in the emergency room? I've been there with others, never been admitted.
• Ever pet an elephant? As a little kid

F
• Do you use fly swatters? I do but I make others clean up the mess
• Have you ever used a foghorn? NO
• Is there a fan in your room? Not currently

G
• Do you chew gum? Chewing some right now, I love this Mentos gum!
• Do you like gummy candies? Yup, especially sours
• Do you like gory movies? I don't go out of my way to watch them

H
• How are you? I'm fine
• What's your height? 4'10....don't make fun!
• What color is your hair? Dark brown

I
• What's your favorite ice cream? Marbled fudge
• Have you ever ice skated? Lots
• Ever been in an igloo? Nope but would love to

J
• What's your favorite Jelly Bean? Cherry
• Have you ever heard a really hilarious joke? Yes
• Do you wear jewelry? I always have at least 2 earrings in each ear and a necklace

K
• Who do you want to kill? No one...I just want those I don't like to leave me alone
• Have you ever flown a kite? Yes but not for a long time
• Do you think kangaroos are cute? They look cute in pictures but I have never seen one for real

L
• Are you laidback? Usually
• Lions or Tigers? Tigers
• Do you like black licorice? NO

M
• Favorite movie as a kid? Mary Poppins
• Ever shopped at Moosejaw? Never even heard of it
• Favorite store at the mall? Aeropostale


N
• Do you have a nickname? Becca
• Whats your favorite number? 42
• Do you prefer night or day? Night

O
• What's your one wish? To visit Japan
• Are you an only child? No
• Do you like the color orange? Not really

P
• What are you most paranoid about? People pretending to be my friend
• Piercings? 3 in each ear
• Do you know anyone named Penelope? No

Q
• Are you quick to judge people? I try not to be
• Do you like Quaker Oats? Not in the oatmeal sense
• Know anyone that makes quilts? I know many people who make quilts

R
• Do you think you're always right? I never assert myself unless I know I'm right.
• Do you watch reality TV? I love most of it!
• Reason to cry? I cry over lots of stuff

S
• Do you prefer sun or rain? Rain
• Do you like snow? I love it
• What's your favorite season? Anything but summer

T
• What time is it? 4:12 pm
• What time did you wake up? 8:00 am

U
• Can you ride a unicycle? No
• Do you know anyone with a unibrow? No
• Uncles do you have? 4?

V
• What’s the worst vegetable? Alfalfa sprouts
• Did you ever watch Veggie Tales? No
• Ever considered being vegan? No

W
• What's your worst habit? Biting my nails
• Do you like water rides? No
• Ever been inside a windmill? No

X
• Have you ever had an x-ray? Yes and the crazy lady made me wear a mask forever!
• Ever used a Xerox machine? Often

Y
• Do you like the color yellow? It's ok
• What year were you born in?: 1983
• Do you yell when you're angry? I prefer yellers to whiners so yes, I yell

Z
• Do you believe in the zodiac? Not much
• What's your zodiac sign? Gemini
• When was the last time you went to the zoo? I got invited to an amazing party at the zoo a few weeks ago

Quotable Sunday - #1


Toni at A Daily Dose of Toni hosts Quotable Sunday each Sunday. Although a lot of people are doing Memorial Day quotes today, I would like to share some quotes by Mark Twain.

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the difference between a dog and a man.

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. (This is one of my all-time favorites.)

When in doubt, tell the truth.

Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Pet Treats

My dad called tonight, and somehow ended up telling me he had given the dog 3 treats today. He is watching the dog while my mom and I are in Los Angeles taking care of my grandparents. I commented that I think 3 is a bit too many. We try to buy Argus really good treats, but I personally try to make sure he has 1-2 per day at most.


He is pretty old so we only give him soft treats. Some of our favorite treats to give him are Snausages SnawSomes, Canine Carry Outs chicken grillers and Jerky Treats.


So because I'm curious now, do you give your pets treats and if you do, how many do you give?

$1 Old Navy Flip Flops


For the past few days, everyone had been blogging about $1 flip flops at Old Navy. So I asked my mom to go with me this morning to Old Navy. I figured out they opened at 10 am and we decided to leave the house at 9:30. We didn't leave til almost 9:40 and she didn't understand what my rush was.

When we got to Old Navy a few minutes before 10:00, there were at least 200 people waiting to be let in. The people I was most surprised to see were moms with strollers. These sales always turn into mob scenes and seem unsafe for little kids. I mean, people had their hands on the mall door (that metal grate thing) and were shaking it, while chanting "open the store".

My mom and I knew we had to separate so when the door opened I followed the crowd back to the huge display of flip flops. I stood there for a while, unable to push my way up. After a while tho, I got to the front and grabbed many pairs in my size and color. During this time tho, flip flops were thrown and hit my head, I was elbowed all over, I was stepped on and I was almost shoved into the racks that hold the flip flops. My mom had gone to the kids and grabbed the bigger kids sizes in a variety of colors. We met with our finds and figured out which colors we wanted and then got in the LONG line.

In the end, we came home with 9 cute pairs and a cute tote bag. What an experience!!!

Small Talk Six - 6 Things You Love or Hate About the Ocean




MomDot hosts Small Talk Six each Saturday, with a new topic weekly. You have to respond to each topic with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, or 6 photos.

Since I unfortunately hate the beach....I will list 6 things I hate:

1) Dirty
2) Sand
3) Salt
4) Sunburns
5) Tar
6) Seaweed

Normally I'm not so negative....but the only thing I like about the beach are the shells and that just doesn't make for a very interesting post lol

Friday, May 22, 2009

Fairytale Brownies

I recently won an awesome prize from 1HappyCorner.com. I was so happy when Betty emailed me to tell me I won. I won the Mother's Day Surprise from Fairytale Brownies.


After Betty emailed me, I hurriedly emailed her back my shipping address. After only a few days, I received my prize. It was packed in a plain box but inside it was beautifully wrapped.

It contained:
  • 9 Magic Morsels (small square brownies)
  • 6 Fairytale Sprites (slightly bigger rectangular brownies)
  • Fairytale Endings chocolate sauce
  • Jumbo Cashews

I haven't had a chance to try everything yet, but my favorite by far has been the caramel brownies. My mom and dad have also tried them and agree!

They have great gifts for all occasions. Don't hesitate to go to Fairytale Brownies the next time you need a great gift!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Aloha Friday #3



Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog . Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.

My question is:

Who are your favorite movie stars?

My favorite girl is definitely Scarlett Johansson


My two favorite boys are Adam Brody and Shia LaBeouf

A bit busy

I left work last night to head down to Los Angeles to take care of my grandparents. My grandma is so sick, it's so hard to see. She doesn't even care about going to the Beauty Shop (and this is the lady who won't come to visit me before going). We are hopefully getting test results tomorrow and will know what's going on and how to treat it!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

St. Ives Elements Warming Scrub


I just bought this product because I found myself out of town without any face wash. St. Ives Elements Warming Scrub was half off so it ended up costing less than $4 for the bottle.

I forgot to smell it when I bought it so I was relieved that it smelled good when I opened it. But unfortunately, I only showered a few hours ago and my face already feels oily. I have oily skin to begin with, but this scrub didn't do anything to help.

I would have to advise buying against this product, and I know I won't be buying it again.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Game Show Network

I am watching Game Show Network right now. I love all of the old TV shows. On Wheel of Fortune, Vanna was showing off her 10 month old baby (I looked him up on Wikipedia and he was born like 17 years ago). Now I am watching old $100,000 Pyramid. It's nice to remember Dick Clark like that.

I love the new show Lingo but it seems to only be on at night.

They just don't really make many good game shows like they used to. What are your favorites?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Happy to be at Home - Recipe Swap

Happy to be at Home blog does a recipe swap every Sunday. Go check it out and post a recipe! :)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Weddings

I was recently invited to a wedding in July. There are people I have known forever but haven't really kept in touch with lately. I am definitely going because they are great people and we only haven't kept in touch because they moved out of town.

So, how much do you think I should spend on a gift? I knew them both separately long before they even know each other, so I would say I consider both of them my friends.

Friday, May 15, 2009

So excited

OMG. I finally figured out how to enable subscriptions via email on my blog. It took me 15 minutes (and for anyone who knows me I am really impatient so this is a long time!) So please, subscribe to my blog via email :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Aloha Friday #2


Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog . Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.

My question is:

What is your favorite animal?????

For whatever reason, mine is a hippopotamus. I think they are just amazing, and love collecting figurines / stuffed animals of them!

Six Unimportant Things That Make Me Happy

Maria from Maria's Space tagged me!

I have to list 6 unimportant things that make me happy. The simple things in life, those are what truly brings us happiness right? But we really never stop to pay attention to them.

The rules for this tag:
Mention the person who tagged you.
List 6 Unimportant Things that Make You Happy
Tag 6 More Blogs

I've never been tagged before so this is kind of exciting.


1) Eliters - I spend a lot of my time playing dominoes and gin there and always have something to do.

2) Chocolate milk. If I could never drink anything else again, that would be my choice.

3) DVR - I don't even know when any shows are on.

4) Blog hits - Don't want to write for no one.

5) Woot offs - I WILL get a bag of crap one day!

6) Office supplies - I just like them...no reason!

I am tagging the following folks:

Audrey
Erin
Kathy
Ron
Khadra
Lori

You Don't Mess With the Zohan

A few weekends ago Starz did a free preview weekend, and I taped a ton of movies. One of them was "You Don't Mess With the Zohan". I heard it was not great but I love Adam Sandler so I decided to tape it anyway.

The movie was indeed silly, but typical of Adam Sandler comedies. It did have many Jewish and Arab references, music and language, so I could see where the average American might not enjoy it so much. Part of what I enjoyed was the great Israeli music, it's hard to find in America.

I would love to know what everyone who did see it thought of it.

If you are into Middle Eastern culture and comedy, I think you will enjoy this movie. If not, it's kind of up in the air.

American Idol

I'm sad Danny went home but I think people like him enough that he will be okay. He has a certain charm to him, beyond the other 2.

Between Kris and Adam, I have to assume Adam will win. But again, they are both so amazing I think they will both do really well. Kris is so gorgeous I am rooting for him, but I know Adam is the amazing talent between the two of them.

Either way, the finale next week will be great. And I am soooo excited for "So You Think You Can Dance" and I heard "Glee" is already getting rave reviews as well.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Product Reviews

I am slowly trying to start getting into doing product reviews. A number of blogs that I go to say that companies contacted them about doing a review. Right now I have only done reviews of random products I own and 1 that my mom got. I have another one coming that I solicited. Does anyone have any advice on how to solicit more but even better, how to get companies to contact me?

Thanks for any and all advice!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Life Update

My grandpa seems to be on the mend but is still at the hospital.

My grandma finally went to the doctor, they drew blood, her white blood cells are way over what they should be, and they are going to go from there.

On Sunday I had to ask the friend that was living with me to leave. That was really hard. Now today we got the garage door fixed so you can't just open it from the outside. And a locksmith is here changing the locks...because the friend lost our key and never bothered to tell us.

The evacuated reptiles I was pet-sitting got picked up yesterday. I miss the geckos and really think I am going to buy some after all my summer trips.

Things have to improve from here on out. :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Grrrr

So I'm at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. As promised, they have internet. Unfortunately, no good sites load. I can't use Pogo, Neopets, Facebook, Myspace, Eliters, Zone, Online Sweepstakes or Yahoo Games. My mom thought it was gaming sites, and I went on to say it was all sites that use a lot of bandwidth! Ugh!!!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Jesusita Fire Update

Ugh...the name Jesusita bugs me to begin with....

As of the last news update...the fire is 30% contained. So far, I haven't heard of anyone I know losing a house...but tons of people's neighbors lost theirs. The weather has way cooled off and the winds have died down so hopefully all will be better now.

We still have 5 torahs and 4 reptiles in our house. I actually took out the smaller snake tonight....it wasn't so bad!

On a completely different note...my grandfather was admitted to the hospital last night. They think it is the same thing he had in October...an intestinal blockage. We are going to Los Angeles tomorrow to be with him but more so to keep my grandma company. She refuses to leave the hospital whenever he is admitted and I don't blame her...it seems to be the only way to guarantee he receives the best care.

Continue to keep my family and Santa Barbara in your thoughts (and prayers if you pray).

Friday, May 8, 2009

Aloha Friday

Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.

I live in Santa Barbara and our whole town is basically on fire. I can't help but base my question off of that....

If you had to evacuate immediately, what would you take with you?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mrs. Prindable's Homemade Confections




My mom was lucky enough to receive a delicious triple chocolate caramel covered apple from Mrs. Prindable's Homemade Confections. OMG

It arrived in a huge box. Inside the box, the apple was in a beautiful purple box wrapped in a bubble-wrap type refrigerated wrap and had multiple cold packs covering it. The wrapping worked really well. The chocolate/caramel weren't melted at all and no pieces of chocolate had broken off.

We brought it to work to try out and shared it with multiple co-workers. Everyone loved it! The caramel and chocolate both taste like they are a high quality. The apple was crisp and sweet. And we even had a little bit to bring home for later.

Mrs. Prindable's will ship to anywhere in the United States. These apples are amazing and would make a great gift for yourself or a loved one! :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fire in Santa Barbara

If anyone doesn't know, I am from Santa Barbara.

And we are on fire....again. This is third big fire in less than 12 months. This is becoming ridiculous. Especially when you consider how many of the fires have been "accidents" as opposed to like...nature caused.

Thankfully we are not in the danger zone, but my workplace kind of is.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Comments

I see people reading....where are the commentors?

Maybe if I ask a vague question.....how is everyone doing? Is there anything you would like to see from me on my blog?

Or...just say hi :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spiders

Okay....I am going to start right off admitting I do NOT like bugs, spiders, etc.

But in the last week...I have caught 3 spiders crawling on me, 2 of them in the last few hours, all while sitting in the same place.

You know how everyone has their favorite spot to sit in the tv room? Yeah, this keeps happening right there, so I have no desire to move. But...why in the world are there so many spiders, and why are they crawling on me?????

Oh and...the first time I didn't realize and totally squished it all over...ewwwww

Any ideas to prevent this from happening again????
 
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