Friday, December 28, 2007

ah, family

one of the best sounds ever is a belly laugh from one of my nieces or nephews.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

happy holidays!

i'm off to minnesota tomorrow...and i can't wait! i'm gonna try to take a break from the iphone and laptop, but i'm sure i'll be around. i'm addicted, afterall.  no less, it's gonna be great to have some time with the fam and i'm gonna do my best to focus on them.

have a very merry christmas... and start 2008 with a bang!

(tucker says "Merry Christmas!")

Thursday, December 20, 2007

humph. she beat me to it.

i got gifts for my bosses last night and decided to wait until friday to bring them in...'cause i spent more than i usually do on a boss and didn't want either of them to feel like they should go out tonight to get me something big(ger).  ridiculous, but this is the way my mind works.

boss 1 dropped off her gift this morning.  blew my whole plan...and i felt a little silly for not having anything to give to her (my own issue; i realize it's not a big deal).  guess she just has to wait until tomorrow to get her very cool gift...and i guess i should take the time to actually wrap it.

Monday, December 17, 2007



i thought she said "friend's color," but really she said, "french color." and then i didn't pay attention until she had done a whole hand...and then i ended up with this.

i'm sure it's going to be the new trend.

skol vikings!

i'm officially back on the bandwagon.  it was scary, it was ugly...but we beat the Bears!

and that was a pretty interception at the end.  i admit, i whooped and hollered when i saw it.

cut & paste from Karin’s blog:

seriously, i'm stealing this from The Talking Muffin...but she summarized it so well that i can't even attempt to rewrite it from my perspective.  oh, what a day:

Damn. Saturday was a blast. I got to hang out with my awesome friend, Kristie. We were going to have a mellow shopping/drinking day at Union Square, but boy did it turn into an amusing party.

I'm at work and therefore can't post a long blog, but here are some of the highlights:

1) Watching a procession of drunk santas bar hopping down the street at Union Square.

2) Drunk santas humping leg...or at least attempting to.

3) Observing old, drunk santas hitting on much younger, somewhat slutty "Mrs. Claus" wannabes. Train wrecks waiting to happen...

4) Trying to save 23 year old Ohio boys from getting themselves killed. 23 year old boys not listening. Watching fights break out. 23 year old boys getting kicked out of bar, getting chased by the cops and losing shoes while running down the street.

5) Trying to make friends at some tiki bar but without much success. A nice girl gave me an octopus pin that was really cute. (See pin on sweater lapel on main profile pic.) I was in "make friends" mode and said, "Oh you're really cool! We should exchange contact info." Her response: "Uhhhh. No that's okay." She apparently thought I was a lesbian hitting on her! Yeah...even if I was a lesbian...she's not really my type.

6) Kristie's name that night = Ronnie. Love it!

7) And then Kristie's friend, Brian, dropped us off at our parking lot but it was the wrong one. We had to hop back into the car to find the correct one.

8) Once we found the parking lot and paid, I remarked, "Oh there's my car." Then I second guessed myself, which Kristie validated. We agreed it wasn't my car even though the license plate had a "4" and an "H" in it, which mine does. Besides, I said, "My car is the more square version. This one's rounder." The attendant spent several minutes frantically searching for my car. Another attendant even said, "It's coming. Don't worry. And by the way, how old are you and where do you live?" ACK! I'm married for God's sake! Stop hitting on me! Anyway, they finally said, "Hey! Your car's right here on the 1st floor. Why didn't you say anything?" My response, "Hey Kristie agreed with  me, and I thought I had the more square version!" Anyway, this fiasco epitomized the Kristie/Karin adventure. We'll laugh about it for years.

9) We stopped at Denny's on the way home. It ain't as tasty as it used to be...Although the grease hit the spot.

That pretty much sums up our day. Can't wait until next year...rather, next spring! we come!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


every time i hang at the laundromat, i dream that josh hartnett will come in to wash his clothes, too. (think 40 days, 40 nights)

also, i completely appreciate the fact that i can get four loads of laundry done in two hours.  dang, i have a lot of clothes.

Friday, December 14, 2007

props to the roommate!

for the past couple weeks i've been pretty focused on school (or talked about it a lot)...spare time is not easy to find.  to help, roommate baked at least three dozen cookies for the work cookie exchange that is this morning, and she picked up two toys for the Giving Tree.  she's good people.

thanks, roommie!

last fall semester EVER

i'm done with my last fall semester of school EVER!!! the test was rough, i'm hoping (once again) that i passed...but it's over. i'm homework-free for over a month!

You Are Somewhat Mature

You definitely act like an adult sometimes, but a big part of you is still a kid at heart.

While your immature side is definitely fun, you're going to have to grow up sooner or later.

Are You Immature?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

in case you haven’t heard…

...i'm a quitter.

youtube video here

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

study music

iTunes, "Alternative Genre" smart playlist.

it's easy listening and not distracting.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

sore loser

i don't wanna talk about, or hear about, the game that happened tonight.  i'm a bad loser.

i'll pay up on my bets, but i don't wanna talk about why i'm doing it.  grrr.

Thursday, December 13

...the end of the six months of training...the 911 challenge ...and willlo celebrates a birthday...

the first prediction i've received:
ghouly: Serge will finish, or get really really close....
ghouly: Yak will probably get about 7 down maybe...
ghouly: and you will be right there with him...perhaps 6.....
ghouly: soooo, that's the spread....
me: what kind of money is in on this?
me: if there's money, it's extra encouragement
me: and, to be honest, i'm scared sh*tless
me: no pun intended

(sorry i swore, but the youtube videos)

any other predictions?


i don't generally bet a whole lot...i'm not that fun at casinos...but when my MN teams come to town, it seems i earn all sorts of things.

so far i've got an indian buffet coming my way from yasuda, serg has to wear a football shirt to the game tonight with a fun sign...and i'm sure the Wild will earn me a few more things tonight.  go MN!

(bethel lost pretty miserably last saturday...that's all i have to say about that)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Go Vikes!


yup, i completely jumped back on the Vikings' bandwagon today...but we had second row seats at the endline, saw a touchdown within the first couple minutes, had to have been on tv and got this great pic with the mascot (who tried to run away from me). what an awesome, awesome day!

i was told the Vikes have a chance at playoffs. huh. go figure.

roommate's mom (my CA mom) hooked us up with the tickets. we had free tailgating prior to the game, too...

Tuesday the Wild come to town and i can't wait for another CA obliteration by MN teams.

Saturday, December 8, 2007


i really do want to be healthier.  mainly, i need to eat better 'cause i'm fairly active (though i'll start running more now, too).

anyway, it's really hard to find time to eat right.  i'm already late and i haven't eaten lunch, yet, so i'll probably hit a fast food joint.  it's just the easiest way to eat.  and fairly cheap.  ugh.

sorry, heart.  i'll get better at this.

Friday, December 7, 2007

man, i’m not very smart

Your IQ Is 115

Your Logical Intelligence is Below AverageYour Verbal Intelligence is Genius

Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius

Your General Knowledge is Above Average

A Quick and Dirty IQ Test

i never claimed to be logical...and i can claim that work is distracting me...but i feel like i should retake this to get a higher score...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

matching vs clashing

this morning roommate helped me choose my socks, as she happened to be in my doorway as i was looking.  i'm wearin' a pink sweater and brown pants.  i had the choice of maroon socks, or some maroon/pink argyle ones.  she, of course, wanted the argyle...but i put the maroon ones on and made a comment about having to "sorta match."

this bugged me all day.  i've been saying i want to wear socks that don't match...then i came out with this comment.

tonight at church i realized that it was because the argyle socks seriously clashed with my sweater.  i can't handle clashing.  it's very different from not matching.

phew.  i feel better now.

gooooooooo Bethel!

apparently my alma mater's football team is rockin' D3...nicely done.  if you're in alliance, oh, you should go to the game on saturday and wear blue.

i should probably admit that i only went to half a football game while i attended Bethel...and haven't really been back was that whole transferring in sophomore year, spending a semester abroad junior year, that did me in.  i didn't get the true Bethel experience (maybe that's ok?).  :-)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Saturday, December 1, 2007

funny at the dr


this sign is up in my dr's office. my favorite part is,

"if you're on the phone during a medical visit, it's difficult to listen to and communicate with your physician..."