Wednesday, August 26, 2009

UGH! Why does the season have to end???

SOOOOoooooooo looking forward to next year/season. What a great show - great acting - great writing - great creators!!!

Great musicians - shout out to Wendy and Lisa! There are some slivers of watchable tv left...teeny tiny slivers...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Waiting on a meeting...

and because I have time to kill...

1. What time did you get up this morning? 5:22 AM
2. How do you like your steak? Just rare of medium rare
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The Hangover
4. What is your favorite TV show? ...of all time... Moonlighting, lately Nurse Jackie
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Amsterdam
6. What did you have for breakfast? bacon cheese egg burrito
7. What is your favorite cuisine? Mediterranean
8. What foods do you dislike? liver, lima beans, brussel sprouts, condiments in general, and combined foods like mashed potatoes and corn...shudder!
9. Favorite Place to Eat? Melting Pot
10. Favorite dressing? Used sparingly I prefer a walnut raspberry vinaigrette or caeser
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? 2003 Saab or 2008 Town n Country
12. What are your favorite clothes? Jeans and polo shirt
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Greece, Spain, India
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? ½ full,
15. Where would you want to retire? at a lakehouse - on GOLDEN POND
16. Favorite time of day? Working in the yard.
17. Where were you born? NY, NY
18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Tennis - but I seldom care to watch any sport
19. Who do you think will not tag you back? irrelevant
20. Person you expect to tag you back first? equally irrelevant
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? still irrelevant
22. Bird watcher? I duck when they near my car...!
23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night. I tend not to "wake up" til at least 10am regardless of what time I physically left my bed. But by 2pm I'm alive!!!
24. Do you have any pets? LOTS
25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share? Got the yard done in time for bulk trash?!?!
26. What did you want to be when you were little? vet, meterologist, writer, professor...
27. What is your best childhood memory? Going to see a movie with my mom - just us
28. Are you a cat or dog person? Dog
29. Are you married? pretty much
30. Always wear your seat belt? Yes.
31. Been in a car accident? Yes.
32. Any pet peeves? Not enough time
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Cheese, pepperoni, peppers, onions, olives(all kinds)
34. Favorite Flower? Tulip
35. Favorite ice cream? Ben & Jerry’s NY Super Chunk Fudge
36. Favorite fast food restaurant? El Pollo Loco - lovin' their bbq cxn sliders!
37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test? None
38. From whom did you get your last email? Hon's mom
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Physically - DSW Online - Amazon
40. Do anything spontaneous lately? I need to think about the answer to answer...answer your question...?
41. Like your job? Been much better lately
42. Broccoli? Just don't overcook it
43. What was your favorite vacation? Really enjoyed the train last year - and the quickie Vegas jaunt earlier this year...really desperate for ANY kind of vacation.
44. Last person you went out to dinner with? Don't even recall going OUT!
45. What are you listening to right now? Toni Braxton
46. What is your favorite color? Green
47. How many tattoos do you have? None.
48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? None
49. What time did you finish this quiz? 05:37
50. Coffee Drinker? Not since I stoppped being the Barista.

Still have 20 min til mtg time-DRATS!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pic Post

My goodness they are growing so fast. I was cataloging pics to print off to send to my mom. This was several going out. Going back through the past few months it is remarkable how much has changed for them. They walk - RUN - now; vocabulary is growing and they are off formula and bottles and eat dinner with us and love to read (be read to) all the time! It's been an amazing adventure...

Wrigleys Night Out

SWAY held a fund-raiser last night for Phoenix Pride and we attended with some friends to support the community.

Hon was going to be DD; since the boys are 6+ feet tall, the back of the SAAB wasn't happening so we took Patrick's ride. He plugged in the address, started his IPOD video, and we cruised down SR-51 to the Wrigley Mansion. I learned watching TV while riding in the truck was equal to trying to read while riding in a vehicle. Instant nausea...I do not understand how kids watch DVDs in the cars??? Oh, btw, I did manage to "suffer" my way through the Beyonce "Sweet Dreams" video - OMG she is looking stellar! Can I just say that? Hm, guess so...

After entering the mansion, we looked over the silent auction, lost at the raffle, grabbed a couple round of drinks and passed on the flying sushi that was walked by via platters. Geordie's had a limited menu but we chilled for some grub and met up with another couple of friends who had arrived earlier.

It was really nice to get out of the house for a few hours. Grandma and Grandpa came over to watch the babes at home. Taking advantage of the time, we headed to a club afterwards for a few more drinks and some music. DJ was a disapointment. Do they even have to have a mixing talent any longer?? The man was just throwing sshhhtuff out there...but it was still nice having some grown up time.

Getting in the door about 2am - thankfully I had the foresight to take the following day (today) off. After getting the babes breakfast, we laid down with them at nap time. THAT was really nice! Just having that time; nice night-leisure morning. Been a long time coming.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Another sad day...

My uncle passed last week and his services were today. It was very well done, the family, once again, all gathered and ate and chatted and shared stories. Then on the ride home, the radio played a montage to John Hughes, who, at 59, passed today. This man was my entire teenage years - as I'm sure I share with a major group of people. Seems there's been SO much death lately - for me both personal as well as in the celebrity-dom. WTH!!

So - as a little tribute to my youth whom I shared during my summer vacation when I visited with my uncle I roll my favorite Hughes flicks:

Some Kind of Wonderful
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Pretty in Pink
Sixteen Candles
Plane, Trains, and Automobiles
Breakfast Club