Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Weight Watcher's Tuesday

I have been soooo good all week, yay me!! I walked a mile every day, come rain or freezing wind! Drum roll please.....

This week I lost__3___lbs!
for a total of ____6.5___lbs!!!

In other news, my Kindle arrived today, and I'm in love. I bought two books for myself, got a free sample for Laurel, and a book of kid's poetry for Miah. This thing is incredible!! Check out the specs here : http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Amazons-Wireless-Reading-Device/dp/B000FI73MA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1225236828&sr=8-1

Also, if you go here: http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/oprahshow/20081024_tows_kindle
you will see a special code that will allow you to get $50.00 off your purchase, which is of course what I did!!

I got a special treat when I noticed on the back, there is an imprint of one of my tattoos (the Eye of Horus) too cool!! Let me know if you decide to pick one up and we can compare notes. I'm off to finish making dinner!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Decorating day at the Troop!

When boredom strikes...

I redid my dining room this evening with less than $100.00. I've been seriously bored with what was going on there before, so out of sheer boredom the girls and I ran to Tuesday Morning, and Target and di di deee.....

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Just for funsies

I nabbed this from a pal on myspace. This is so funny, and strikes me as something I'd think about doing.

When you occasionally have a really bad day, and you just need to take it out on someone, don't take it out on someone you know, take it out on someone you don't knowI was sitting at my desk when I remembered a phone call I'd forgotten to make. I found the number and dialed it. A man answered, saying ''Hello"I politely said, ''This is Chris, May I please speak with Robyn Carter?'' Suddenly a manic voice yelled out in my ear ''Get the right f*** ing number!'' and the phone was slammed down on me. I couldn't believe that anyone could be so rude. When I tracked down Robyn's correct number to call her, I found that I had accidentally transposed two digitsAfter hanging up with her, I decided to call the 'wrong' number again. When the same guy answered the phone, I yelled 'You're an asshole!' and hung up. I wrote the number down with the word 'asshole' next to it, and put it in my desk drawer.Every couple of weeks, when I was paying bills or had a really bad day, I'd call him and yell, 'You're an asshole!' It always cheered meWhen caller ID was introduced, I thought my therapeutic asshole calling would have to stop. So I called hi humber and said, 'Hi, this in John Smith from the telephone company.I'm calling to see if you're familiar with our Caller ID Program?' He yelled 'NO!' and slammed down the phone.I quickly called him back and said, 'That's because you're an asshole!' and hung up. One day I was at the store, getting ready to pull into a parking spot. Some guy in a black BMW cut me off and pulled into the spot I had patiently waited for. I hit the horn and yelled that I'd been waiting for that spot, but The idiot ignored me. I noticed a 'For Sale ' sign in his back window, so I wrote down his number.A couple of days later, right after calling the first asshole (I had his number on speed dial), I thought that I'd better, call the BMW asshole, too.
I said, ''Is this the man with the black BMW for sale?'' He said, ''Yes, it is...''I asked, ''Can you tell me where I can see it?'' He said, ''Yes, I live at 34 Oaktree Blvd, in Fairfax. It's a yellow house, and the car's parked right out in front.' I asked, 'What's your name?''
He said, ''My name is Don Hansen."
I asked, ''When's a good time to catch you Don?'' He said, ''I'm home every evening after five."I said, ''Listen, Don, can I tell you something?''
''Don, you're an asshole!'' I hung up, and added his number to my speed dial, too. Now, when I had a problem, I had two assholes to call. Then I came up with an idea... I called Asshole 1. When he answered I said, ''You're an asshole!'' (But, I didn't hand up)
He asked, ''Are you still there?'' I said , "Yeah"He screamed, ''STOP CALLING ME!'' I said, ''Make me"He asked, ''Who are you?''"I said, 'My name is Don Hansen"''Yeah, where do you live?'' I said, ''Asshole, I live at 34 Oaktree Blvd, in Fairfax, a yellow rambler, I have a black Beamer parked in front."He said, ''I'm coming over right now, Don. And you had better start saying your prayers." I said, ''Yeah, like I'm really scared, asshole,'' and hung up.Then I called Asshole No. 2.He said, ''Hello?'' I said, ''Hello, asshole'' He yelled, ''If I ever find out who you are...''I said, ''You'll what?'' He exclaimed, ''I'll kick your ass,'' I answered, 'Well, asshole, here's your chance. I'm coming over right now."Then I hung up and immediately called the police, saying that I lived at 34 Oaktree Blvd, in Fairfax, and that my gay lover was on his way over to kill me.Then I called Channel 9 News about the gang war going down in Oaktree Blvd. In Fairfax.I quickly got into my car and headed over to Fairfax. I got there just in time to watch two assholes beating the crap out of each other in front of six cop cars, an overhead news helicopter and surrounded by a news crew. NOW I feel much better.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I AM ....overwhelmed
I WANT....to get motivated to do the things on my to do list.
I HAVE ...too much to do.
I WISH I COULD ... take a week to go somewhere far away.
I HATE ... people who think they know how it is for me...
I FEAR ...a never ending occupation of Iraq.
I HEAR ... Danny's song playing on my Pandora Radio station/
I SEARCH ... the internet for things to keep my mind off of the last month of this deployment.
I DON'T THINK ...I can ever do this again!
I REGRET ... nothing. I am what I am.
I LOVE ...a lot of things, but first and formost my Jeremiah.
I ACHE FOR ...the feeling of being in his arms.
I ALWAYS CRY ... at something other than what I am upset about.
I AM NOT ...a patient person.
I DANCE ... when no one is looking.
I SING ... at the top of my lungs until I fall over in fits of laughter.
I NEVER ... care about the idiots opinions.
I RARELY ... feel relaxed.
I CRY WHEN I WATCH ... men cry. It kills me.
I AM NOT ALWAYS ....myself. Sometimes I freeze up, and act like a dork. There is a huge group of people I work with all the time who have no clue who I am.
I HATE THAT ...sometimes I have to hold myself back.
I'M CONFUSED ABOUT ... who voted for bush the SECOND time!
I NEED ... for this Fort Campbell experiment to be over.
I SHOULD ... really be cleaning my house instead of posting on my blog every five minutes.

Weekend at Manny's

Praticing daddy's wrestling moves
Miah, do you remember what to do?
Go, Miah, Go!
Now what Laurel?
Holding on for dear life!
This is why I call her my monkey...
Miah loves her Dobby Doo
Hugs for Laurel
My mom (Manny)
The Girls goofin' off

Miah's field day...

life experience

I forgot to post yesterday, in case anyone was wondering...After a whole week of being soooo good, except I didn't drink enough water....I GAINED 2/10ths of a pound! I vow to walk to Miah's school every afternoon, and DRINK my WATER!!!!

Everything in RED is something I've done.

01. Dyed your hair

02. Been a DJ

03. Climbed a mountain

04. Been arrested

05. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol

06. Held a tarantula

07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone

08. Said "I love you" and meant it

09. Taught yourself an art form

10. Done a striptease

11. Bungee jumped

12. Had a booth at a street fair

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Stayed up all night long, and watched the sun rise

15. Seen the Northern Lights

16. Gone to a huge sports game

17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

18. Grown and eaten my own vegetables

19. Touched an iceberg

20. Slept under the stars

21. Changed a baby's diaper

22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

23. Watched a meteor shower

24. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

25. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced

26. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph

27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

28. Had a food fight

29. Built your own PC from parts

30. Taken a sick day when you're not ill

31. Asked out a stranger

32. Had a snowball fight

33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier

34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

35. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over

36. Enacted a favorite fantasy

37. Taken a midnight skinny dip

38. Taken an ice cold bath

39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar

40. Seen a total eclipse

41. Rode on a roller coaster

42. Hit a home run

43. Rode on a motorcycle

44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking

45. Adopted an accent for an entire day

46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

47. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

48. Rode a horse

49. Had major surgery

50. Loved your job for all accounts

51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced

52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

53. Had amazing friends

54. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

55. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt

56. Stolen a sign

57. Backpacked in Europe

58. Taken a road-trip

59. Rock climbing

60. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read (nope, read them all)

61. Midnight walk on the beach

62. Sky diving

63. Changed your name

64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love

65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them

66. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

67. Benchpressed your own weight

68. Milked a cow

69. Alphabetized your records

70. Pretended to be a superhero

71. Sung karaoke

72. Lounged around in bed all day

73. Posed nude in front of strangers

74. Scuba diving

75. Got it on to Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye

76. Kissed in the rain

77. Played in the mud

78. Played in the rain

79. Gone to a drive-in theater

80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret it.

81. Parasailed

82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog

83. Skipped all your school reunions

84. Started a business

85. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them

86. ...and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you

87. Taken a martial arts class

88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman

89. Written your own computer language

90. Gotten married

91. Been in a movie

92. Crashed a party

93. Loved someone you shouldn't have

94. Kissed someone so passionately it made you dizzy

95. Gotten divorced

96. Had sex at the office

97. Gone without food for 5 days

98. Made cookies from scratch

99. Won first prize in a costume contest

100. Rode a gondola

101. Gotten a tattoo

102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on

103. Rafted the Snake River

104. Found out someone was going to dump you via Blogger

105. Got flowers for no reason

106. Masturbated in a public place

107. Got so drunk you don't remember anything

108. Gone back to school

109. Performed on stage

110. Been to Las Vegas

111. Recorded music

112. Eaten shark

113. Had a one-night stand

114. Gotten someone fired for their actions

115. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about

116. Bought a house

117. Been in a combat zone

118. Buried one/both of your parents

119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off

120. Been on a cruise ship

121. Spoken more than one language fluently

122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone

123. Bounced a check

124. Had your picture in the newspaper

125. Read - and understood - your credit report

126. Raised children (raising, close enough)

127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy

128. Eaten kangaroo meat

129. Been a sperm or egg donor

130. Eaten sushi

131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did

132. Called or written your Congress person,( called the white house too.)

133. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing

134. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours

135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking

137. Told someone what you really thought, when you should have told a white lie.

138. Had plastic surgery

139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived

140. Wrote articles for a large publication

141. Lost 100 pounds at one time

142. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

143. Piloted an airplane

144. Petted a stingray

145. Broken someone's heart

146. Helped an animal give birth

147. Been fired or laid off from a job

148. Won money on a T.V. game show

149. Broken a bone

150. Had sex on a moving train

Friday, October 17, 2008

Artist of the Week

I am Laurel. Since my mom invited me to edit this blog, I have decided to add a little "me" in it and do random weekly things. This week, it is Artist of the Week. I decided to have:
Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios
Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso as the artist of the week.
Most of you have probebly heard of Picasso. He is a very famous artist, and as well as paintings he also makes sculptures. He goes through phases. Some of them are called the blue period, rose period, and African-influenced period.
I decided to do Picasso because I did a report in my Spanish class about him, not that long ago. Here are some of his paintings:

I have NO idea what this is actually called, but I call it "Nake-ey Lady"

This is from the blue period. I call it "Sad Guitarist."

This is weirdly cool. It looks like a 5 year old painting, and yet, it is beautiful art. I just simply call this one "Colorful One"

That is it for now, I hope this insipires you to look up Pablo Pacasso, and look at his paintings.