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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Monday Crazy Questions - #1

This weeks meme: Hodge podge

1. MEN- Boxers, briefs or commando?LADIES-Hipsters, thongs or granny panties? Not granny panties, but Hanes makes these great underwear that stretch and any style of those are great!!!

2. Have you ever had an infatuation with someone on the internet? Back when I was like 12...but definitely not since then.

3. a 20 dollar bill is laying on the door step of a store as you are leaving. Half the bill sits outside the door..half in. do you turn it in or pocket it?If you were coming INTO the store when you saw it, would it make any difference in your decision? If I don't see anyone near it, it's mine, because a $20 is not something that can be identified.

4. You just won the lottery....your family will be all over it as soon as they find out. Do you try to keep from telling them about it? I only have one family member who would be rude about it and well, I would have no problem being rude back :) I would want to spoil the rest of my family!!!!

5. Did you ever play ' I'll show you mine, if you show me yours', when you were a child? Can't say that I did.

6. Do you remember a huge crush you had on someone while in high school?Did the crush turn into more? I'm only 26, so of course I remember. It turned into something more for a while but wasn't meant to be. We're definitely still friends though!!


7. Have you ever had a full body massage?Were you comfortable or uneasy about being touched all over? I have had 2, and I am always so stiff that it's a bit awkward for both of us. I think if I went for massages more often I might loosen up lol


8. What do you think of wet tshirt contests? Dumb!

Your turn!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Quotable Sunday - #5



Toni at A Daily Dose of Toni hosts Quotable Sunday each Sunday.

Since I am having an amazing time with my family and in honor of Father's Day, I thought I would post a few quotes about family.

Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts. -Author Unknown

Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad. -Author Unknown

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. -George Burns

It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping. -John Sinor

Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie - not perfect but who's complaining? -Robert Brault

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. -Mark Twain

The family is one of nature's masterpieces. -George Santayana

Sunday Stealing 6/21


Sunday Stealing: The Finish The Sentence Meme

1. I've come to realize that my last kiss was with a loser.
2. I am listening to silence, I love it.
3. I talk way less than I listen.
4. I love animals. They are completely loving and non-judgmental.
5. My best friend/s don't exist.
6. My first real kiss was in 8th grade with a boy who married my best friend from high school.
7. Love is something I look forward to experiencing again one day.
8. Marriage is something I would like to do sooner rather than later.
9. Somewhere, someone is thinking it's cold.
10. I'll always be short. Under 5 feet tall. Disgusting!
11. The last time I really cried was because I had to kick a friend out of my house. It was/is hard!
12. My cell phone needs to be replaced but the dumb girl at the Verizon store would basically not upgrade me.
13. When I wake up in the morning I am usually still tired, regardless of how long I slept.
14. Before I go to bed I relax by doing word puzzles or reading.
15. Right now I am thinking about reading my book, Sail by James Patterson.
16. Babies are really cute and I want many of them.
17. I get on Myspace never because I canceled my account.
18. Today I went to the Eagle Outdoor Market, Old Navy and Marshall's.
19. Tomorrow I will be trying to make sure my dad has a good Father's Day.
20. I really want to be happy at work, since I spend so much time there.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Saturday 9 - #3



Saturday 9 blog posts 9 questions each week, sometimes with a theme and sometimes without.

Saturday 9: Never Say Never Again

1. Do you like James Bond films? If yes, what’s your favorite? I've only seen Casino Royale, and I liked it a lot!

2. Are you daring enough to go snorkeling in the water fountain at the mall? No way, that is way too dirty for me!!

3. Do you sometimes hate everything and everyone around you? It happens on occasion, but I try to only hate one person at a time hehehe

4. Do you secretly or openly believe the world revolves around you? Not in the slightest, I am probably the opposite!!

5. Would you rather buy a moped or a Harley Davidson? Definitely a moped, they are slightly less scary than motorcycles!

6. Do you water ski or ice ski? I rode on a jetski once, that's it!

7. Tell us about the last time that you tailgated. Everyone gets mad if I tailgate so I try not to. Sometimes people even yell at me for doing it when I don't think I am.

8. What was the last concert that you attended? I went to / worked at a Debbie Friedman concert at my synagogue, she is so amazing!!!

9. What’s the most exotic food that you’ve ate? If exotic just means different, probably haggis in Scotland.

Six Word Saturday - #3



Show my Face blog hosts Six Word Saturday each week.

Here's what you do
: Describe your life (or something) in just six words.

I love my amazing Idaho family!

What do you want to say?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Aloha Friday #7



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 time does it get dark in the summer where you live?
At home, it is dark by about 8:30-9 at the latest. Here in Idaho, it is 9:30 and dusk is just beginning, it won't be dark for a while still!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Two Things

1) Today is my 26th birthday!!!!! Yay :)

2) I don't really have internet from Idaho so I don't think I will be updating much :(

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Contest Winner



Congrats to GabbyLowe (Laura) for being the winner. You have been emailed and have 72 hours to contact me back.

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Quotable Sunday - #4



Toni at A Daily Dose of Toni hosts Quotable Sunday each Sunday. I am leaving on a road trip tomorrow (Sunday) night. We will drive straight through to Idaho and get there mid-morning. Then I will be there until for just under 2 weeks until I fly to Colorado. I will spend a long weekend in Colorado and then fly to Los Angeles, go see my grandma for a day and then pick up my sister who is flying home from England and then home! In honor of all that, I am doing quotes on traveling.

Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.
-The Dhammapada

The saying "Getting there is half the fun" became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines.
-Henry J. Tillman

I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
-Mark Twain

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
-Lao Tzu

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
-St. Augustine

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.
-Susan Heller

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sunday Stealing 6/14



Sunday Stealing: The Blue Rene Meme

1. What thing is nearest to you ? Besides my laptop? My water bottle.

2. What is your ringtone ? Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait.

3. What was the last message in your inbox ? An entry into my contest that ends at noon.

4. Who is your best friend ? If I had to pick, Danny.

5. What is the brand of your TV ? RCA? It's cheap!

6. What schools did you attend? Montemalaga (K-4), Foothill (5), Kellogg (6), Goleta Valley Junior High (7-8), Dos Pueblos High School (9-12), Santa Barbara City College, California State University Long Beach

7. Do you own a MP4 ? I own an Ipod but no MP4s

8. What song are you listening to now ? It's silent, no songs.

9. Did you kiss anybody in the past 2 days ? Nope!!!!

10. Have you ever kissed someone you met in the blogosphere? Never met anyone I blog with.

11. What would you want to call if you weren't your current name ? I've never thought about that. Rachel?

12. Would you be happy if you had everything ? I don't see why not.

13. Are you always thinking of someone special? No one special to really think about, but I am always thinking LOL

14. Tell us of your most desperate dream? I keep dreaming about a friend I am no longer friends with and it is starting to bug me.

15. When did you last laugh till you cried? That hasn't happened in way too long!

16. If you had a crush, would you tell them you love him/her now ? No way!

17. If you could be anywhere in the world now, where would you want to be ? Already in Idaho, not looking forward to that long drive!

18. When was your heart last broken? Probably by the friend I'm not friends with anymore. It is so hard when you give someone everything you can and they don't care enough about themselves to appreciate it.

19. Whose birthday(s) is/are coming up? Mine is on Wednesday, woohoo!!!

20. How many email accounts do you have? That I check, 2. Total, 6.

Traveling and Petsitting

Well I am leaving for Idaho tomorrow in the early evening. We should get there on Monday morning. I have absolutely no idea if my aunt and uncle have better internet access than when I was there 2 years ago so I am bringing my laptop and hoping for the best.

My mom is wanting to go to LA while I am gone to be with my grandma (who is still in the hospital) but we don't always have someone to petsit. We don't want to be mean to the dog by making him get in and out of the car. Have any of you ever used a service or someone off of craigslist to petsit? How do you know if the person is trustworthy or not? I don't want my mom to miss out on going to LA but I don't want to be mean to my dog.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)

Tupperware FreezeSmart Containers Giveaway


Audrey at Recipe Tips and Hints and I are giving away a 3 piece Tupperware FreezeSmart Containers set.


For your first (and mandatory) entry into this contest, tell me what I would see if I opened your freezer right now. 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):

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3) Blog about this contest (and comment with the url)
4) Follow me on twitter and tweet about the contest (comment with your twitter name and the url of your tweet)
5) 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, June 14th at noon pacific time. Winner will be picked and notified by email shortly after.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Six Word Saturday - #2



Show my Face blog hosts Six Word Saturday each week.

Here's what you do
: Describe your life (or something) in just six words.

Driving to Idaho on Sunday night.

What do you want to say?

Saturday 9 - #2



Saturday 9 blog posts 9 questions each week, sometimes with a theme and sometimes without.

Saturday 9: Games People Play

1. What was your favorite active game as a child? Red Rover?

2. What was your favorite board game as a child? Life

3. Tell us about a friend you played these games with in your youth. There were 5 kids on my street and we used to play together all the time.

4. What is your favorite card game? Skip Bo

5. What board games do you enjoy now? Clue, Sorry

6. Do you play video games? Which ones? I love Mario Party

7. Tell us about the friends you play games with now. I play games with my high school friends actually.

8. Do you play any sports now? Does occasional bowling count?

9. What’s your favorite sport to watch? I like watching football in person, not on tv tho.

Four Foods on Friday #1

Fun, Crafts and Recipes

Fun Crafts and Recipes blog does this each week...this is my first time playing along!

#1. What is your favorite memory associated with the smell of a certain food?
I love the smell of popcorn, as it reminds me of my mom :)

#2. Name something red that is in your cabinets.
Ketchup, but I won't eat it!!

#3. Ice. Do you have an ice maker, use ice cube trays or buy by the bag?
My family uses ice cubes from a tray but I am not a huge fan of ice!

#4. Pepper. What kind do you use most often? Is it in a grinder or a shaker?
I just use the cheap-o preloaded pepper shakers.

Friday Fill-Ins #1



This is my first time trying this I think...

And...here we go!

1. I grew up thinking I would be a teacher.

2. Online Sweepstakes was the last website I was at before coming here.

3. Why don't you leave me a comment?

4. Doing crossword puzzles helps me relax.

5. Thanks for the prayers and thoughts for my grandma, she needs them.

6. The way the useless people seem to make more than the people running the business is very off-putting.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to being done with my laundry, tomorrow my plans include hosting at eliters.com and Sunday, I want to leave on my road trip early to Idaho early enough to eat dinner somewhere fun!

Your turn!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Aloha Friday #6



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 pets do you have? If you don't have any pets, do you want them?

Right now I just have 1 dog, his name is Argus. He is a Husky / Golden Retriever mix. When I get back from my vacation in 2 weeks, I am going to look into getting new lizards.

This is a really old pic of Argus from 5.5 years ago:


Cats


I have never been much of a cat person. I like other people's cats but have never had any desire for one of my own.

So, as I am pet-sitting, I have a few questions about cats.

1) Do all cats go on the furniture, tables, counters, lizard cages, etc?
2) Do all cats leave scratches all over you?
3) Do all cats try to eat out of your bowl, off of your plate, etc while you are eating?

I think those are all of the questions I have. I like the cat I am watching okay, I am just definitely not used to it.

(I took the picture with my phone so it's not great!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Blog content

I need advice on what to post about. I feel like my life isn't interesting enough to post about it every day. I do have 1 product review at home but since I'm not home (I'm petsitting) I will probably do it soon-ish.

So, what do people enjoy reading about?

Thanks!!! :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

10 On Tuesday


10 Favorite Things to do During Me Time

1. Read books
2. Listen to music
3. Do crossword puzzles
4. Watch movies
5. Read blogs
6. Play dominoes
7. Bake yummy sweets
8. Play with my dog
9. Sleep
10. Go on facebook

Your turn!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Flying


As many of you know, my grandparents have both been in the hospital lately and my grandma is still there. We were waiting to book our flights to Denver until we knew my grandma would be okay without us. The only problem is that they are now very expensive. Does anyone have any advice of where to go to get tickets for cheap? We need to be in Denver the last weekend in June. Thanks!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Quotable Sunday - #3



Toni at A Daily Dose of Toni hosts Quotable Sunday each Sunday. I am currently petsitting a dog and a cat so I decided to do quotes about animals today.

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
-Ann Landers

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
-Gandhi

"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
―Andrew A. Rooney

"Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives."
-Sue Murphy

"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
―Groucho Marx

"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshiped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this."
-Anonymous

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man."
-Mark Twain

"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves."
-August Strindberg

Now it's your turn :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sunday Stealing 6/7



Sunday Stealing: The Hate Meme

1. Most hated food: Cucumbers. The smell makes me ill.

2. Most hated person: Right now, no one.

3. Most hated job: Hallmark. The married people who owned it fought all the time and always told everyone to do different things.

4. Most hated city: Watts? I am always petrified driving through there.

5. Most hated band: Three Doors Down. They just don't do anything for me.

6. Most hated (non-blog) website: www.newspress.com Every time there is a fire in Santa Barbara, they only allow access to information to their paid subscribers. No other news source does that to the best of my knowledge.

7. Most hated TV program: Real World Road Rules challenge. I don't understand this show and hate when it's on.

8. Most hated politician: I'm not a big fan of any politician. They're just the people rich enough to get elected.

9. Most hated artist: I hate Van Gogh as a person but love his artwork.

10. Most hated book: I love all books, I cannot answer this.

11. Most hated shop or store: The Green and Yellow Basket in Santa Barbara. I once knocked a few things over there (nothing broke) and they were so rude to me (as I was cleaning it up).

12. Most hated organization: Jewish World Watch. They spend way too much money on mailings that should be going to what their organization supports.

13. Most hated historical event: The holocaust!

14. Most hated sport: I get pretty bored watching golf.

15. Most hated technology: I hate cell phones when they are misused. You don't need to scream into your cell phone while on the bus, in line at a store, etc.

16. Most hated annual event: The first day of school where I work. It's a supplemental school so people "forget" to register their kids and then get mad when we don't know they're coming and don't have their names on class lists.

17. Most hated daily task: Dishes. They dry out my hands while the rest of me is drenched!

18. Most hated comedian: Anthony Anderson

19. Most hated blog: That's just mean and I would never answer.

20. Most hated song: I pretty much can't stand anything by DMB.

Now it's your turn to hate lol

My Very First Blog Award

6/7/09 - I just want to update to say I have received this award again from Chrissy at A Lil' Dash of Diva and Cathy at Psycho Mama * Indigo Child.

5/25/09 - My new friend Kelly at Parenting Princesses gave me my very first blog award today. There are no words for how exciting this is. My dad said, "What do you get?" And I said, "I don't get anything...when have you ever seen me so excited to not get anything?"


The rules for accepting the award are as follows:
1. Accept the award and post it on your blog, along with the name and link of the person who sent it to you.
2. Pass the award to 15 other bloggers that you have newly discovered, then contact them to let them know you have passed it along.

Jennifer at Rundpinne
Anissa at Our Chaotic Life
Sarah at I Blame My Mother
Dee at Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House
Jennifer at J. Leigh Designz
Rob at Peanut Butter and Smelly's Dad
Shannon at The Mommy-Files
Tara at Not So Perfect
Amy at Coffee With The Mrs.
Stacy at Stacy's Random Thoughts
Amy at Keeping up with the Schultz Family
Toni at A Daily Does of Toni
Liz at Lizzy Dear's Life Reviews
Jennifer at Eighty MPH Mom
Annette at Fairy Blog Mother

Six Word Saturday



Show my Face blog hosts Six Word Saturday each week.

Here's what you do
: Describe your life (or something) in just six words.

I wish my grandma good health.

What do you want to say???

Friday, June 5, 2009

Saturday 9 - #1



Saturday 9 blog posts 9 questions each week, sometimes with a theme and sometimes without.

Saturday 9: It's My Party

1. Do you prefer to host or be a guest at a party? I don't really have a preference. I think I like a combination of both. I definitely don't always want to be the host but I don't want to be the guest who never reciprocates either.

2. Would you rather go to a large party or a small dinner party? I prefer smaller parties. I think I get lost in the crowd at big parties.

3. What is you worst flaw? The worst thing I do that I can't seem to not do is gossiping. But I also tend to say most of what's on my mind, not just gossip.

4. What is you best character trait? I really don't like. Sometimes I twist words or avoid answering questions but I always tell some form of the truth (and if I ever lie and say something like "Oh I can't come, I will be out of town", I find somewhere to go out of town)

5. What habit in others annoys you? I can't stand when people shake. It makes me nauseous!

6. What qualities in others do you admire? I admire people who can speak in front of crowds, it freaks me out!

7. If you could change something about yourself, what would it be? I would love to be taller. I know that's superficial, but I am under 5 feet tall and some things really are more difficult for me!

8. Do you tend to be shy with strangers? I am really shy when I first meet people but then I don't have a problem opening up once I get to know them.

9. Do you prefer to lead or follow in a group of people? I tend to follow if I don't know the people well and lead if I do. That probably plays into the whole shy thing.

Now it's your turn to answer and let us get to know you better :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Aloha Friday #5



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 dessert?

I love cream cheese brownies and also Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Therapy ice cream.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Update on the boss situation

My boss said she wanted to meet with me this week, but we barely saw each other and she leaves tomorrow on vacation. Then when she gets back I leave for 2 weeks. Then she leaves for a month. Looks like we're not meeting. Hopefully when we are both back at the same time things will improve :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays - #1

Blessed with Grace

Lisa at Blessed With Grace and her sister Lana at Right Here...Right Now host Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays. It is basically a time to share anything food related. I chose to do a local restaurant review for my first attempt.

My dad and I went to Petrini's Restaurant in Santa Barbara last Friday night for his birthday. I normally don't like that restaurant but it's one of my dad's favorites so I just agreed to go.

Well let me say, I was pleasantly surprised. I tried something new and I guess it paid off. I ordered Spinach and Cheese Tortellini in an Alfredo sauce. It was delicious! And of course the garlic bread was good, it's always good.

So, I now would go to Petrini's any time someone wanted to go. I newly like it and I'm glad!!!!

Contest Winner


Congrats to Jinxy and Me for being the winner. You have been emailed and have 72 hours to contact me back.

Jinxy and Me said... 169

Baked Ziti and Chili both freeze great.

 
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