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Monday, August 30, 2010

Too Cool for School

Where does the time go?? I feel like it was just yesterday that my Baby Boy was off to pre-school.

Now he is a 5th Grader!! Soon to be, already begun, know it all teenager. Oye Vey!!!

We've already started discussing college's. He is voting for Western Career College, you can do it! Because we drive by it all the time and he really wants to go to college. It's pretty much all he knows at this time.

Ummmm Me.......I'm thinking more along the lines of MIT. I mean he did score a 600 out of 600 on the Math section of the State's STARS exam. Which is AHHHMAZZING. Now if he can just learn to turn in his homework that he actually did complete, we might be on our way!

I guess he can go where ever he wishes, I'm just hoping I'll be able to afford it!

This Mom's already on the hunt for Scholarships. You can never be too prepared for this sort of thing! You have to mold them young, give them something to push towards!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dear BOY.......

If I can teach you only one thing in this short life, it would simply be, to remember this........

My mama told me when I was young
Said sit beside me my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it'll help you some sunny day

Take your time, don't live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
You'll find a woman and you'll find love
And don't forget that there is a someone up above

And be a simple kind of man
And be something you'll love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me son if you can?
Then you can

Don't get your lust for the rich man's gold
All that you need now is in your soul
And you can do this, oh baby if you try
All that I want from you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
And be something you'll love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me son if you can?
If you can

Oh, don't you worry, you'll find yourself
Follow your heart and nothing else
And you can do this, oh baby if you try
All that I want from you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you'll love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me son if you can?
So baby be a simple, be a simple man
Oh, won't you do this for me son if you can?

Lynard Skynard, couldn't have sung it any better!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Intense Concentration

I think I'm starting to see peach fuzz there on The Boy's upper lip. I hope he doesn't start shaving, he's only 10.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Just call me INDECISIVE!

It wasn't too long ago that I swore I was going to take it back, the 80's that is. Well nothing came of that. Then I was sick of the light ugly brown with red and made the bold decision to go jet black. It was cool, for a minute. 4 days ago I was contemplating a Brazilian Blowout, keep your mind clean people, but the thought of $300 every 3 months made my stomach turn.

So I did the unthinkable, for someone who also swore they were going to let it grow! I convinced myself that I needed to do this. I had to do this, even if the girl in the tampon commercial inspired it. I mean, I totally needed to even it out all the way around. Seriously a grown out A line, doesn't look very hot, when it's past the shoulders.

So I took the plunge and chopped a good 3 to 4 inches off. I thought I was going to cry as I saw how LONG the pieces were on the floor.

Then it was over, and grabbed the tiny mirror as I was spun around. Ahhhhhhh, it was like the sun had shone behind me, illuminating my entire upper half.

I'm in LOVE!! This week anyway. It's totally healthier and SHINY and SUPER SOFT. Like Silk. Yeah like the silkiest silk ever created. The best part, cause I'm lazy, I just let it air dry for like 10 minutes, 3 minutes of blow drying and maybe 2 minutes of flat iron and I'm done.


It's SOOOO Short, but looks amazing. I can even rock the Snookie Poof. YUP!! Who would have thunk.

Until next week. Who knows maybe I'll be blond, it won't be the first time.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Eight Plus Some Stain

Eight more pieces of wood and some stain and OUR deck is completed. OMG it looks absolutely amazing!! I love it!! The BF did an amazing job designing and building this beautiful deck. I'm already envisioning some chairs, me tanning in the 100 degree weather reading my book while the BF and Boy swim.

Ahhhhhhh Summer. I can't wait to put in grass next!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Once you go BLACK you NEVER go BACK....

Yes I dyed my hair black! Not Dark Brown, the box said BLACK. In this photo it kinds of looks brown, bad cell phone photo, it's really BLACK. I mean like witch wig looking black. Yeah, so black to me it almost looks blue when the sun hits it properly.

I think it's my natural hair color though to be honest. I mean, now, the carpet does match the drapes. Is it sad I don't even remember my natural color? I've been dying my hair since I think middle school.


Everyone says they love it! I mean they like were touching it and ahhhing at it and poking and pulling as if it were fake. But it's not, it's real people. They were being a little overboard, which makes me wonder if they think I look like a clown (or a witch) and they are just being nice!

As for me, I'm still undecided, yet deep down I think I love it. I think I want to cut my hair again. Another A-line, but the BF he likes it long, and so I don't know. I'm not sure about the perm anymore either, sheesh that was so yesterday.

When it comes to my hair I just can't decide. I mean seriously, does it matter, it's just going up into a pony tail anyway.

Okay seriously, does anyone else think my nose looks EXTREMELY BIG in this picture? I thought so.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hobby of the Month....Or permanent Fixture?

Finally! After years and years of yearning, I broke down and purchased a REAL camera.

The Canon Rebel. Best Buy had the perfect package, Camera, Bag and extra telephoto Lens for $150 less then what you would pay if bought them separately. I can't wait to purchase filters, as I don't have an editor program such as photo shop at this time.


I was actually able to take a picture of Emmitt without him looking like a black blur of nothing. I can actually feel the silkiness of his fur just from looking at the photo.

Check out all of the other photos I have taken. Remember I'm still learning how to use the camera and I don't have an editing program to correct brightness, shadows etc. I have to say I'm so impressed with the quality. Then again I'm use to crappy cameras.

I can't wait for The Boy to get back from Disneyland so I can take some photos of him, especially in the pool. I hope to go to The Oakland or Sacramento zoo very soon. I can't wait to take some jungle photos. Maybe even print and frame one of a Giraffe.

Friday, July 16, 2010

I'm taking it BACK.....The 80's that is.

No I'm not talking about sporting pegged pants with big bright puffy colored socks.

No I'm not talking about sporting wide legged MC Hammer pants.

Not I'm certainly not talking about bringing back the style of wearing BLUE and PINK together at the same time.

I'm talking about this!


While most people these days are trying out the Japanese Hair Straightening, me, I want a perm.

IS that considered to be a SPIRAL perm?

I'm nervous though as my hair is thin already, that my hairs going to just fall out. I had my hair permed once, in my younger High school days. I really loved it.

So I want it back!!!

Do I have what it takes to bring the 80's/90's Perm back to life?

Do I have the guts to actually get it done?


Hopefully my hair won't fall out and I'll be able to find someone who actually still knows how to perm hair!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I wanted to FEEL SOMETHING, Anything

I wanted to laugh, to cry, to grieve. But there was nothing. I felt empty and disappointed. Cheated, to say the least!

The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud, disappointed ME! Where was the connection between Charlie and Sam? The force that draws them together (as portrayed in the trailer), was practically non-existant in the book. Where was this bond, this tight pact that kept Charlie from living a life for over 13 years? It wasn't about a promise, it was about guilt. Charlie and his guilt for what he had done.

I picked up this book after seeing the previews while watching the movie Eclipse in the theater. This could possibly be the first time I think a MOVIE is going to be better than the book.

There was NO "why'd you bring her!" in the book. There was no deep connection between a Man and his young dead brother. It was totally PREDICTABLE, which for mean can ruin an entire book. It was too sci-fi, and I kinda fell off course, SPOILER HERE, when a character makes love to a ghost. SERIOUSLY!!

Don't get me wrong it was a nice read. It had it's moments, for sure. It just didn't MOVE ME. It did make me think, about whether or not there is an in between. That when the leaves blow, or we get chills up our entire body, if it's because our loved one is present. That's about as deep as it got for me.


This trailer...MOVED ME!


Does it make you want to read the book? It's 213 pages, a quick read. I suggest you read it before seeing the movie on the 30th.

Now I'm off to read EAT LOVE PRAY. Yeah I saw this preview as well during the movie Eclipse. What? Everyone who has read it has told me that it's changed their life.

Maybe it will change mine. Maybe I'll feel something and have a relationship with my pizza!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It's like our own personal brand of Heroin!

It's addicting like a drug! We can't stay away from it, even late at night we find ourselves being drawn to it. I swear I hear it calling my name.

Screw rehab, two days come and gone and we are HOOKED!

No turning back now!

Lindsey Lohan eat your heart out. I know you're feigning too!

What the heck were we waiting for these past 2 years? You have to try it! You know you want to, everyone is doing it!


The Boy leaves for Disneyland tomorrow with his Dad.


DROOLING just thinking about it!

Total relaxation!

The best part! No more squealing screeches. Sometimes I really think The Boy is a girl. No more water being splashed in my face. NO MORE little hands swatting at my rings! I have to get more then 5 points at the water ring toss game.

On a side note, The Boy's taking my Sony Webbie Digital Camera/Video Camera to Disneyland. I can't wait to see all the pictures and videos he takes. I'm just hoping it's not a bunch of pictures of toilet seats, rocks and garbage cans. Yeah I have, THAT KID!

Monday, July 12, 2010

If you're looking for me, I'll be here............

Relaxing in this......

While playing with this....

While floating on this..........

Because it's all about this.......

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Old Woman!

Chloe, AKA MAMA, turned 1 years old on Saturday July 3rd. I can't believe how quickly our cute little baby grew up.

Wasn't she just the cutest little thing? In this picture she is, I believe, 4 months old and weighing about 2lbs tops. She was the tiniest, daintiest little kitten ever.

I remember praying for her to keep her beautiful blue eyes!

Yes, at 1 years old her eyes are still as blue as ever.

Chloe was a mischievous little bugger. Always wanting to play and get into everything. I couldn't understand how something so tiny, she fit in my palm, could be so feisty.

Still at 1years old, this beautiful cat is as curious as ever and still getting into EVERYTHING!

Chloe is best described as, Ms. Priss, a snobby stuck up cat, however she can melt you with her eyes and when you cuddle with her she can put you to sleep with her soothing purr.

Happy Birthday, Old Woman!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Rockin out while at work! Hello 3, day weekend!

I tried to move with a cool hand,it didn't go as I planned.
I'm full of rookie maneuvers,and gestures meant to be grand.

I've pulled a bag of tricks one after the other, I asked if you heard of my band.
So misguided! The sincere approach never tried it once.
You said to just drop the game flat.
Why didn't i think of that

My daisy you make me go crazy, forever amaze me, now let's let the day go lazy.
My daisy you know what I'm after, your musical laughter a more beautiful disaster

I cant believe what you create, when you let your heart detonate.
You let your mind go with one blast in another, and what comes next I will await.

Tell me again the one about the time, we first got together and you blew my mind.
I find my mind in the gutter, when I think of my daisy cutter.

My daisy you make me go crazy, forever amaze me, now let's let the day go lazy
My daisy you know what I'm after, your musical laughter a more beautiful disaster

It's four months now since you crashed into my life (to my life)!
You leave a path of delightful destruction, your quite the throng, my daisy!

Just clap your hands
Get down to the beat
Just clap your hands
Just clap your hands to the beat

Monday, June 28, 2010

Was that an earthquake? What a 3.5?? More like 5.5? So it felt

We just had an EARTHQUAKE. I'm sitting at my desk, alone in a building in San Francisco and the whole building just dropped (yeah like a free fall) and then jolted back up again.

I pushed my laptop onto the ground as I tried to get up and exit. Mind you I torn the ligaments in my ankle and am supposed to be on crutches. I'm still in a lot of pain so to just get up and go is not that easy for me.

Then I stopped and was like, was that an earthquake or a muni bus?

Sure enough, it was a 3.5 earthquake centered at the San Francisco zoo. Only this 3.5 felt like a 5.5. The news describes it as "violent!"

Calls into the KTVU news room reported that the quake was short in duration, but “violent” in nature, swaying pictures, light fixtures and TV sets.

So yeah, now we have the aftershocks and since I'm alone at work, I'm having flashbacks of the 1989 earthquake.

What a way to start my Monday morning!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Shutter Island

I finished reading Shutter Island this past weekend. Finally, since I had to start it over twice. It actually turned out to be a decent book. It reminded me of the movie, Fight Club, in a way.

It's actually kinda scary. Schizophrenia, that is. How the mind can perceive the world to be one way, only that way might not be the actual way and who's to say one way or the other.

It's like your most trusted friends and family, placing a piece of fruit in front of you. They ask you, "What is that?" You easily reply with, "an apple." They give you a long hard stare and your Mother, sighs. No Hun, it's an "orange." You turn and insist, "No it's an apple!" As anger and confusion begins to set in you start to question yourself for these are your most trust friends and family, why would they lie? How long before you too believe that the piece of fruit is an orange and not an apple? If you don't agree, even though you disagree will they deem you crazy? Will you deem yourself insane?

The book really gets you thinking and wondering, is this life I'm living real or fantasy?

"Teddy felt her in him, pressed at the base of his throat. He could see her sitting in the early July haze, in that dark orange light a city gets on summer nights just after sundown, looking up as he pulled to the curb and the kids returned to their stick ball game in the middle of the street, and the laundry flapped overhead, and she watched him approach with her chin propped on the heel of her hand the cigarette held up by her ear, and he'd brought flowers for once, and she was so simply his love, his girl, watching him approach as if she were memorizing him and his walk and those flowers and this moment, and he wanted to ask her what sound a heart made when it broke from pleasure, when just the sight of someone filled you the way food, blood, and air never could, when you felt as if you'd been born for only one moment, and this, for whatever reason, was it."

Right after I finished the book, I HAD to see the movie. Overall it was a pretty good book to movie interpretation. Only a few things were left out, however you got the gist of what was going on. I strongly suggest you read the book before you see the movie. As it is with any book, it just makes the movie that much better.

I won't give any details on the book, because I don't want to spoil it. I find that reading books blindly without knowing what it's truly about makes it that much better!

Up next, is The Friday Night Knitting Club. I'm about 50 pages into it and it seems to be a decent book. I'm more excited to start reading The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud. The movie comes out on July 30th. From what I've read, and I think I've read too much, to be honest, it's going to be a tear jerker and really good!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Slowly Coming Along!

Check out these updated pictures on the deck. It's going slowly but surely. The BF is doing a wonderful job.

There will be two sets of stairs. A longer set will go to the left of the stairs that you see here in the picture. You can kinda see the cut out behind our refurbished gazebo, where the 2nd set will go.

I love how there is deck space to the left and right of the stairs. It's going to look so good!! NO MORE WEEDS!!! Well for half the backyard! The big empty square in the back left is where the pool is going to go!! Whoot Whoot!!

As you can see there still is a lot of backyard to landscape. In due time, In due time!

I'm hoping to put some grass in this open area eventually. I'm not sure what we are going to do about the hill though. Maybe extend the deck up? Who knows.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

You were BORN WHEN????? **GASP**

Today is The BF's 30th BIRTHDAY. Old timer, timer!


Yeah he was born in 1980! I don't know, for me, someone born in 1980 seems so young which pisses me off, because it makes me FEEL SO OLD!

You see, I was born in 1978! What? Even though it's only two years prior to his birth I was still born in the 70's! Just thinking about someone born in the 80's makes me squint my facial features at the fact.

I don't know, is it just me? Am I truly crazy?

Plans for tonight, NOTHING! I haven't even gotten him a card yet, though The Boy gave him his present last week. Some memory stick for the Xbox. The BF just wants to work on the deck tonight. I don't think he's to enthused about turning 30. I don't blame him. Seriously, I cried when I turned 30 and then again when I turned 31. I didn't embrace my 30's till this past year when I turned 32. Figured if you can't beat em, join em.

I suggested that we maybe go to the Aquarium here in San Francisco on Saturday, since we have to go to dinner for his Brother's Birthday at the House of Prime Rib. YUM! He said, "We will see!"

So we will see! I have no idea what to get him! I wanted to get him that craftsman electric hammer, but he said "NO."

The Boy said, "Mommy if he uses that then his arms will get all flabby. Yours too!"

Apparently using a real hammer keeps your arms tone, duely noted!

Any suggestions?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer MUST have

Check out The Boy's new flippy flops. We got them for $14.99 at Target. They are super soft and squishy and he's been living in them since the start of Summer last week. This coming from a Boy who'd never wear flippy flops. I guess his Momma's obsession with them is finally wearing off!

Happy Summer!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'm Just Saying...........

Yesterday's post was my 200th!

No glitz and glam here. I can't believe I wasn't more prepared for something special. It's crazy how time goes by so quickly.

I'll leave you with this little ditty, as it's kinda been my theme song lately.

I know way too many people here right now
That I didn’t know last year, who the f**K are y’all?
I swear it feels like the last few nights
We been everywhere and back
But I just can’t remember it all

What am I doin'? What am I doin'?
Oh, yeah, that’s right, I’m doin’ me
I’m doin me
I’m livin’ life right now, mayne

And this what I’ma do ’til it’s over
‘Til it’s over
But it’s far from over

Monday, June 14, 2010

It's what happens when I'm bored and it's 100 degrees outside....


I was inspired the other day, as I always am, by a post Valerie from Frugal Family Fun Blog. I have not crafted in minute and recently had been contemplating another textured art painting. It wasn't until I saw Valerie's donut post, that I knew I had to make my own!

So here it is in all it's Fake Yummy, real looking glory.


Okay, so don't they totally look real? I think so! 1 Maple Bar, I chocolate old fashion and you can't forget the sprinkled pink donut!

These were super simple to make and super cheap too. The felt was just $.29 cents per color square. I made them Saturday evening while the guys watched UFC.

I was so impressed with my felt donut making skills that I just wanted to make more food.


A true breakfast is not completed without 2 pieces of bacon, 2 fried eggs and yes that sad looking cigar/poop thing, it's a sausage! I made a pancake Sunday morning, however it didn't come out too well.

I want to make hamburgers, as I think they'd be fun. We will see. I gave all my felt food to my nephew "Papa" since he has a play kitchen to which he uses. I'm just glad someone can benefit from my crafting skills.


Friday, June 11, 2010

Grow your own BOOBS!!

Literally! Yeah no I'm totally serious. You can grow your own BOOBS, and by that I don't mean you need to stuff your face and gain a lot of weight or take to the knife.

Do you remember those capsules as a kid that you place in a cup of water and after a few days a sponge looking dinosaur or what have you appears?

Well, these days, it's all about growing your own Boobs.

So the other day I was walking around the office and spotted a large metal bowl sitting on a desk. Naturally, being the curious, nosey person that I am, peaked in. At first glance I was like, "What the!!" So I turned and asked my co-worker, "What is that?" He laughed and said, "Well what does it look like?"


So this morning when I came into work, the BOOBS were gone! For a minute I was like, "Well where did they go?" You see in the past two day's I had grown fond of the Boobs, I was missing them already and they weren't even mine to begin with.

Then as I turned around, I spotted them. For how could have missed them. In plain sight for all to see.

Yes that's a drummer statue that sits on a file cabinet in our office. Such creative co-workers! Yeah, that's a box of Jello under the drum stick. Ummm, I don't get it either.

I'm a tad bit disappointed, as they looked a lot bigger in the bowl of water. Still, NICE RACK!!