Wednesday, April 30, 2008

24 hours and counting

I have less than 24 hours until my Biostats final which I take tomorrow night at 6pm. I am really looking forward to have this class over. My anxiety is off the charts right now.

Wish me luck. I'm off to get in a few last hours of studying.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Free Rice

Check out this website. One of my classmates sent it to me the other day. It seemed to good to be true at first, but I checked it out on snopes, it appears to be legit. Give it a try. Every little bit helps. Please you get to see how big your vocab is.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Backyard Tree

Does anyone have any idea what kind of tree this is? It's in my backyard and I just think it's so pretty.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Time to Get Political

"For the record: yes, I am a card-carrying member of the ACLU. But the more important question is why aren't you, Bob?" No not really but if anyone can guess what movie that is from without searching the web I'll be impressed.

I say it's time to get political because on a night when Hilary Clinton is projected to win Pennsylvania, I add my name to the list of people requesting she drop out. The 53% margin of victory is not at all enough to put her ahead in delegate counts, and only ensures that on the democratic side we are sure to draw the life's blood out of this primary season until no one cares anymore.

In a year when the current Republican Presidents numbers are so low, and a nation unhappy with a war, and economy, it looked like all the nation needed to do was put a democrats name on the ballot and we'd win this election. Who knew that would be so tough for us.

I have never been much of a Hilary Clinton fan. I do not believe she did the right thing to stay with her cheating husband. I don't think it had anything to do with her feelings toward him, and everything to do with her desire to one day run for office. I don't know if she had president in mind at that time, but I am certain she had Senator in mind.

I also am not a big fan of the fact that she spent 6 years on the Board of Directors for Wal-Mart. But Wal-Mart is a whole other post.

Ok rant over, you can go back to what you were doing now!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Hooked on the Biggest Loser

I don't really like reality TV that much, but there is one show that has totally caught my attention.

The biggest loser is a show that I started watching pretty regularly about a year ago. Although sometimes the game aspect of the show turns me off, I am so impressed with the changes these people make in their lives. I think it take so much courage and strength to make that kind of change.

I was rooting for Kelly Marks, but am still glad that Ali Vincent was able to become the first women to win the biggest loser competition.

Check it out this link. If nothing else look at the likes to the before and after pictures. One man has lost 211 pounds. Even if one does not have a significant amount of weight too lose, these people inspire me to make those big changes I sometimes do not believe are possible.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Must stop ____otherwise____

I think it is safe to say I am my own worst critic and care WAY too much about what people think.

must stop being so pessimistic or Jake will stop loving me.

Must stop writing negative blog post or my readers will stop reading.

must not be too whiny at work or boss will not like me.

must not act to smart or people will think I'm a know it all.

Must not ask to stupid or people will think you are dumb.

Must stop talking about X because people will get tired of hearing it.

I could go on and on. I think it is safe to say that I am a likable person with friends, and a family that think I'm alright gal.

However, when I am struggling with something, as I am right now, these thoughts make it that much more difficult to come to any resolution because I fear what people will think, about my struggles, the resolution, or lack of one.

Today I wish I could just stop worrying so much about what people think.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Road Rage

I experienced road rage today. It's not the first time ever, but it's probably the worst case. I was driving in one of those area where two lanes merge into one, and this women, we'll call her Aggie Mom in her giant SUV decided she's not going to follow the rules of the road, you know the one that says car in the right lane goes, car in the left lane goes, car in the right lane goes..... oh no, she's not going to follow that rule. She's way to important and I am in too small of a car and she MUST go in front of me. Now I drive this stretch of road every day, and it is not the first time I've seen this little game played out. One time, it was between two SUV's and neither are giving in, and both have their windows down and are yelling at each other. Thankfully I did not resort to such crazy tactics.

Oh no, I caved, and let Aggie Mom go through. But then I kept my eye on her. Now this is the part after calming down I am not overly proud of. I kept on driving until I got to a spot where the road was much clearing and I had room to move around. And yep, you guessed it, I pulled right up to her and I cut her off. And of course, she showed me that one finger that means I really hate you right now. Good thing I didn't resort to such crazy tactics as just yelling at her through my window.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


So I like to make lists. It sounds so silly, but the truth is, I do. It helps me stay organized, which in turn helps me stay sane.

My friend Mary, who used to be my roommate also likes to make lists. We had an unwritten rule in our house that went something like this.... NEVER under any circumstance throw away a scrape of paper that did not belong to you.

She sent me this in an e-mail the other day.

"Do you ever feel like your life gets consumed with lists, errands and more lists? Do we really look back and life and be thankful that we made so many lists and were so "productive"? Anyway, just something I was thinking about today."

Then, when I asked her if I could blog about our list making, she said this.

"Sure, blog away! I'm sure we've had some interesting discussions that are blog-worthy. We are pretty cool woman after all ;-)"

We are pretty cool women, and we may not look back and think.....I'm so glad I made all of those lists, but we probably got to enjoy some pretty good times because we'd gotten all of those busy little thoughts out on paper. Some of the most fun things I've ever done started with a list.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Things I like

I think it is safe to say I didn't have a good week last week. It was a week that started and ended with a traffic jam, had a tenants bounced rent check in between, add in 62 hours without power and you've got yourself a tough week.

But, I'm not going to focus on that. Maybe it's because I got so much sleep over the weekend, when it gets dark at 8:30pm and you don't have power it's pretty easy to just go to bed, or maybe it's something else, but I'm over last week.

So for todays post, I've decided to point out one of my new favorite things.

I like it when Lucy steals things and runs out to the back yard looking so proud of herself. I think it's so cute. I'm certain if we found her stash, we'd find all of the missing socks, chew toys, raw hide bones and maybe even my pair of shoes, that have mysteriously disappeared. And we'll add a picture of the cute monster because who can get enough puppy!

Friday, April 11, 2008

In The Dark

There were some storms that came through Wednesday night, and we have been without power at our house since. Right now it doesn't look to be returned until possibly Saturday evening.

I will post more when I can.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Bread Winner and Homemaker

I made a pot roast last night, and it turned out. By I made it, I really mean, I picked out the recipe, bought the ingredients, and Jake put everything together. He is quickly becoming both the bread winner and the homemaker of this relationship. What do I bring to this relationship? The jury is still out on that.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Yes! All of my pre-teen prayers have Finally been answered.

I will absolute spend the rest of the day trying to decided which boy is cutier.

Monday, April 7, 2008


I recently read the following quote, "buying second hand helps the economy twice and affects the environment once". This can be for everything from choosing to buy a used car to getting clothes at second hand stores. I thought that was an interesting phrase and am going to test this out a bit over the next month seeing as Earth Day falls in April.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Don't come to the dog park still dressed in your church clothes, sit on the grass and give me a nasty look when my dog jumps on you three times.....It's a dog park! There are dogs there.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Keeping it together.

today I had to leave Lucy outside all day because I had foolishly made a doctors appointment during the time that Jake was going to be out of time. So from my previous post you can image the guilt I was already feeling about feeding Lucy in the morning, and leaving for the next 10 hours in the backyard by herself. The fenced in backyard, with her toys and sticks she can play with, and places to poop, and soft grassy patches for her to take naps, and a huge bowl filled with water. Oh the horror.

I digress, I wasn't going to be able to make it home for lunch because I had a doctors appointment scheduled for 2pm today. The office was less than 5 minutes drive from my work, so I foolishly thought I'd be able to get in and out in an hour, hour 15 max. So, I show up at the doctors office at 5 to 2 and check in. The receptionist says it'll be a few minutes the doctors don't get back from lunch until 2. Uh oh, not what I like to hear, I am not the best at waiting. But I sit down and start to read a magazine. I check my watch at one point. 2:20, ok not terrible. I go to look at my watch again and they call my name. Whew I'm on my way, so the nurse brings me back,weighs me, and asks me the exact same questions I was asked to fill out on the form they mailed me.

Next she gives me the lovely paper napkin and says put this on, and the doctor will be right in. So I sit and wait for a few more minutes, and I think... I better call my boss and let her know I'll be late.

So I pull out my cell phone and holy crap it's 2:50 already....and I haven't even seen the doctor. So I tell my boss I'll be late, and go sit back down. By now I'm totally anxious so the paper napkin wrapped around me that is keeping me from exposing my backside.. is starting to get sweaty and stick to me.

Finally, at 3:20, an hour and 20 minutes after my schedule appointment, I got up, got dressed. Told the receptionist in my nicest voice that I must go at the risk of loosing my shit right there in the doctors office. And Yes, I realize that now I have to start the process all over again, but not with that doctor.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Green With Anxiety

It has taken me a long time to admit, and feel comfortable with it, but I am a high strung person. I tend to over think things and stress out about little stuff. I've had a hard time coming to terms with being an anxious person, because I also am a guilty person who feels that others handle more than me on a regular basis and therefore I don't have a right to get anxious.

So when Jake left yesterday for a week trip to the Vail/Beaver Creek CO for a work. I was not only green with envy, I was extremely anxious at the thought of taking care of Lucy all by myself, and trying to get most of my final project for class done this weekend.

Jake works from home, so it is rare that we have to leave Lucy for very in her crate. But with him being gone, I was freaking out about having to have her in her crate for.....gasp 5 hours at once.

She made it through today just fine, so I am calming done some. I still have homework to do tonight, and class to get though tomorrow night so we'll see how those go. The we tackle the project this weekend.

Wish me luck Internet!