Monday, June 29, 2009

The Welt Under My Eye

Is from a damn Japanese beetle (the potato beetle things) that decided to fly into my. Directly into my eye. At the time, I had a gallon of water in one hand and a bag of groceries in the other. My gut reaction was to get said beetle out of my eye ASAP so I literally punched myself in the face to get the little effer out.

Now I have a wonderful welt under my left eye that may turn into a glorious black eye. I cannot wait. Let me tell you how great that will look for my presentation tomorrow and Wednesday. Oh boy, oh boy!!

I really wonder if the world is against me sometimes. I mean, who has a huge ass beetle fly INTO their eye?! I could feel his legs scraping against my contact lens. I think that was the only thing keeping me from a scratched cornea.

I'm off to ice it and pray that there's no bruising.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

When Can We Get a Real House?

This is the question that Mr. B asked me at 9:30 last night while we were laying in bed. No wonder I didn't sleep a wink last night. Thanks, babe...

I would love, love, love to have a real house right now. I'm tired of hearing my neighbors and wondering if I'll have a parking space close to the house when I get home late. I'm tired of lugging groceries up a flight of stairs and then having to walk back down to get the mail. I'm tired.

I know that getting a house will be more work, but I think, to us, it'll be alot more rewarding. It will be the first place we've decided on together and it will be "ours".

I suggested that we sell our place first before we even start looking. Which made me start to think about all of the little projects that are still lurking around every corner. Hence the reason I didn't sleep well.

This is the list I came up with:
To Do:
1. Finishing trim
2. Touch up paint
3. Massive cleaning
4. Clean windows
5. Declutter
6. Steam clean carpets
7. Fix bathroom mirror/wall
8. Paint laundry room

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Finished 2nd Baby Blanket

I just finished my second baby blanket and I love it! I still have to weave in the ends, but that shouldn't take long. I'll post pics when I'm done.

Mr. B had a good idea last night. He said that I should have a mix and match baby blanket website where you pick your pattern, color combo, length and edging. I think that's a great idea, but the only thing is time--it took me 2 weeks to get this one done and different patterns take different amounts of time. We'll see. I'm going to keep making blankets to stockpile.

My grandmom showed me a new patter that's really easy and comes out super cute. I'll experiment with that one after I make my granny square blanket.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Wedding Video

We have yet to receive our wedding video, but this weekend we got a letter from our videographer responding to my lawyer's letter. He said that he will have it to us by June 30th, which is in a week.
He claims that he was sick in the Spring and Fall of last year and then his editting equipment broke/needed updating. Hmm...if you can update that other website you run, why couldn't you shoot me a quick email and let me know that you're sick and your equipment is effed? Why couldn't you respond to the NUMEROUS emails I sent you? Or respond to a phone call??
I am so fed up with this that I don't even want to see the video. Really. It's going to be horrible and it's probably going to make me a bad way, not an "I'm so happy" way.

Lesson to any brides out there: get all deadlines and due dates in writing...whether you know the person or not.

Rain, Rain Go Away

Seriously. Can it rain any more? When did Philly/South Jersey become Seattle, OR?? I'm sick of getting my pants wet on the way into the building and I'm sick of my hair freaking and frizzing out.

Please give me my summer back! I need sun!

Tag, You're it!

Natalie from Proud to be a New Jersey Wife tagged me for the Honest Scrap Award. The rules for this award are to tell your readers 10 things about you that are true, that they might not know. Then you have to tag 10 other bloggers to do the same. So here goes nothing....

  1. I've traveled more in the last year than I have in the past 10 years.
  2. I would move to Sevilla, Spain in a heartbeat.
  3. Mr. B's birthday is exactly 3 weeks after mine, but he's a different sign.
  4. I'm a huge sap for animals.
  5. I love to bake and do crafty things.
  6. My middle name is Anne; after my mom's great Aunt.
  7. I don't eat red meat.
  8. I'm very impatient and stubborn.
  9. I talk to myself quite often.
  10. I live at Target.

As for the 10 bloggers, I'll have to work on that...

  1. Spearmint Baby
  2. The Good Life
  3. The Fourth Door
  4. Westwind Days
  5. From Sparkly to Single

Monday, June 15, 2009

Things that must get done in the next month

1. Go out for Spanish food in the city
2. Get my ring cleaned at the jeweller's
3. Get some sun--I'm super pale!!!
4. Have one day where nothing gets done--just pure laziness
5. Fix trim--so driving me crazy right now
6. Finish the blanket I'm working on
7. Learn how to make infant baby booties
8. Get to a Phils game

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I split my pants

Yet again my fat @ss ripped another pair of my favorite cargo capris :( I think the universe is trying to tell me something.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lauren Rose Blanket

Here's a new blanket that I just made for our friends that are having a little girl in July. The shower is this weekend and I can't wait for them to see it :) I'll post a picture with Lauren Rose after she's born. I'm also working on some matching booties and a hat.


We made it! Back and fourth in a little over 24 hours, which makes Mrs. B a very cranky girl. We arrived at the Cincinatti airport, which is actually in Kentucky, at about 11:30am yesterday. Mr. B's dad's friend (Mike), who organized the party, picked us up and we went to a brunch place called First Watch. I was a little leery because it looked like Denny's, but the food was excellent. I got an extremely fresh glass of grapefruit juice and I ordered a Key West Crepe. The crepe came with bacon (yum!), smoked turkey, avocados, and some kind of cheese. It was really good!

After that we went on the never ending cake search. Mike hadn't gotten a cake yet and we ended up going to 5!!! different places. He took us on a tour of downtown Newport, KY, which was really nice and reminded me of Olde City. We checked out a super famous ice cream shop, Graeters, and the nice girl at the counter gave us some free samples. I loved their Black Raspberry Chip. It was to die for! It made me want to franchise a Graeters in SJ--any backers?? LOL

We didn't find a cake, but we decided to go to a huge Krogers on the way to the party. Mike took us back to his house and we met his doggie, Thunder. Thunder is super old, but really cute. He was also very well endowed for a little Yorkie--it was very strange. We got changed and headed over to the Krogers. I've never been in a Krogers, but it seemed nice. They were having a wine tasting--I love grocery stores that sell liquor! :)

We got to the party and were introduced to everyone. Mr. B's dad came about an hour later and had absolutely no clue about the party, let alone us flying in. He walked in and you could tell just by the look on his face that we duped him! We were hiding around the corner behind the fridge, so he didn't see us until he walked in and talked to a few people. I thought he was going to have a heart attack! The party was nice and I've deducted that people from Ohio are really nice!

This morning we went to The Original Pancake House. I had chocolate chip pancakes and they were good, but a little too sweet :( Overall, the trip was pretty good. I'm glad we went. It was nice to see Mr. B's dad and meet my step mother-in-law and their 6 crazy dogs. I have to say that I am pooped and desperately want to take a day off tomorrow!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Stomach virus, you suck!

Believe me, you don't want what I have :(

PSA: Free Donuts!

Today is National Donut Day and Dunkin Donuts is giving out a free donut with purchase of a coffee.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Exploding Chicken Pot Pie

I just got burned by my chicken pot pie. I put it in the microwave for 1 minute and it started to pop, so I opened the door to get it to stop and chicken pot pie FLEW out at me and landed on my arm. I now have a red mark. WTF?! I cried. It hurt and it scared me. Why does insane ish like this always happen to me?!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Intern of the Year

Today was my first day back to work after my vacation (boo!) and my intern's first day (meh.). I knew it was going to be a rough day, but I really had no clue. My intern had several infarctions throughout the day. Let's just say that if he was given 3 strikes, he would have been out by 10am...and he started at 8am.

  1. Wearing shorts--it's your first day working in a government office. Who wears shorts and sneakers?? What is wrong with you?
  2. Asking if we're going to hire you to work hourly after your 10 weeks are up--We barely know you and who the eff do you think you are???
  3. Assuming that you can use our fridge--Again, who do you think you are?
  4. Calling us racist because we say we don't want to get lost in Camden--Fact: Camden is one of the, statistically, most dangerous cities in the nation. My great-grandmother got beat up, robbed and pushed down a flight of stairs in Camden. You.know.nothing.
  5. Saying,"You already know what you want so why don't you just tell me so I don't have to pull it out of you."--Once again, who do you think you are??? You are in college. You obviously have no real world experience. You know nothing. You should be happy to have a summer job--at all. Shape up or shut up :P
This was the extent of my day. No wonder I have a massive headache.


Vegas was a blast!!! We had so much fun! I ended up winning quite a bit at the roulette tables. :) I knew it was going to be a good trip when I won $62 at my first slot machine. We can't wait to go back.

We stayed at the Mandalay Bay and the pool was really nice, but filled up quickly. We had to get to the pool by 8am to get a seat--kind of a pain, but we were up anyway. We usually left the pool in the early afternoon, got lunch and then went sight-seeing/gambling/trouble-making until it was time to get ready for dinner.

The second day we were there, we got massages at the Spa. I absolutely loved my massage!!! Although, the guy kind of weirded me out by asking if I played sports because I had really tight legs. I saw Mr. B after his massage and I knew something happened just by the look on his face.

He didn't come clean until we were back in the hotel room. His lady told him to get undressed and get on the bed....and he did just that. He completely ignored the fact that there was a sheet on the bed. Wonderful. Ok, so now the woman comes back into the room and she must have thought, " Oh, God...not another perv." So he's on his stomach with his ass all out in plain view and she starts to lift up the sheets for him so he can 'shimmy' under them. Now, if that were me, and I was the one giving the massage, I would have said something like, "Oh, I must not have been clear....I'll step out so you can get under the sheet." So he says that he had to kind of caterpiller up (ass in the air) to get under the sheet, which means he was definitely all out. How freakin awkward???!!! I don't know how he was able to relax after that...ha ha ha!!

We saw "O" at the Bellagio and it was amazing!!! I don't know how those people do those things with their bodies; it's just crazy. I'm kind of jealous :P We had dinner at Olives and it was just ok...not great, just good.

I don't know what is wrong with people when they walk. They seem to take the path of most resistance. I mean, honestly, you cannot miss me!! Even if you're short you have to see my humongous feet all the way down there. I had so many people walk right into me and I'm standing there like, "Hello?! WTF is wrong with you people?! Did I magically transport back to Europe where that's the norm?!" Mr. B and I were joking that if I ever had the gall to be a stand-up comedian that The Path of Most Resistance would be the name of my schtick and it would be all about how annoying people are and how it seems like it's some people's jobs just to annoy others. I think it's promising, but I'd never go through with it. Maybe if I write a book I'll use that--no stealing my phrase! (unless I'm properly given credit, of course)

The plane ride home was HORRIBLE. We flew US Air and the have to be the most terrible airline ever. Not only do they charge you $15 for your first checked bag, but they only gave us one drink during our 4.5 hour flight AND there was no movie. CHEAP!!! The guy next to me was quiet and polite the entire 4 hours until the pilot said we were ready to land. We didn't land for another 30 minutes and the guy next to me was freaking the eff out. I thought I was going to have to stop him from taking the plane down. He was a raving lunatic--talking about how the Philly airport sucks, how the pilot doesn't know what he's doing, blah blah blah. When we finally landed he immediately took out his cell and started calling everyone he knew to talk about how horrible the Philly airport is and how he went to Vegas for a 15 minute interview. Whoop-dee-doo Mr. I'msoeffingimportant; who gives a flying eff?

Other than those few mishaps, the trip was great and very relaxing. Unfortunately, today was my first day back to work and it was drama-filled. Yay for welcoming Mrs. B back with open arms and rainbows :(....

Quick Updates

This weekend we're heading to Ohio to see Mr. B's dad. His friends are throwing him a surprise 60th birthday party and we're the big surprise :D It'll be a quick trip though; almost less than 24 hours. Kind of stinks, but we both have to get back to work Monday.

The rest of the summer is pretty much planned out, which stinks because it makes it seem so short. Next weekend we have a baby shower/55th birthday party. I'm excited to go because I can't wait to give the mommy to be the blanket I made for her little girl. I'm secretly hoping she cries and makes a big deal about it :P The birthday party is the father to be's dad. It's going to be an ish-fest and I might have to call out sick that Monday---yes, it will be THAT bad. LOL

The weekend after that we're doing a yard sale with my parents and then the next weekend we have my cousins HS graduation party to attend. After that, it's already 4th of July and then we have a free weekend followed by the chaos surrounding a party we're throwing. The next weekend it's my mom's birthday and then who knows...