Monday, December 29, 2008

On the First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me...

"4 days of nausea
3 days of bedrest
2 days of wretching
and 1 case of the decade's worst flu"

Of course, the above little ditty is set to the tune of "12 Days of Christmas". Unfortunately for my lovely huband, his Christmas involved a Phillies World Series ornament, the "Rocky" series on DVD, a history channel documentary, and his wife getting the stomach flu and giving it to him. I know, I know. I did well this year.

I was expecting a great Christmas. Hubs and I didn't have to leave the house as everyone was coming to us this year. I was going to take cute Christmas pictures and watch movies and enjoy family time. Instead I spent my 4-day weekend having massive stomach cramps and puking up everything I've eaten since I was 12. Guess I don't have to worry about putting on holiday weight. See...silver lining.

Then my poor husband caught it. Luckily for him he has a better immune system so it didn't sideline him for days and days.

But Christams was fun. I got a new Giants hoodie (yay!), a few new movies and the 4th season of "The Office". I also got some new tools from my cats. That's right, from the cats. Steve has one rule: never buy a woman tools or appliances for special occasions like Christmas, birthday's or anniversaries. So I say, "Babe, what if I want a hand sander for Christmas?" And he replies, "Then you're a weirdo." Ah, love!

Plus I got to see my parents and my in-laws and, of course, spend some quality time with Steve. We just never seem to get enough of that.

Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm Sick to My Stomach

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/12/19/caylee.anthony/index.html

Most of you are probably familiar with the case of Caylee and Casey Anthony. If not, here's a quick run-down. Casey, 22, is the mother of a missing 3 year old girl, Caylee. Caylee's grandparents reported back in June they hadn't seen or heard from their 3-year-old grandchild in almost two months. Casey's reaction to all this was to say that Caylee had been abducted 5 WEEKS earlier by a babysitter but she didn't tell anyone because the babysitter said she's kill Caylee if the mom told.

After searches and investigations, it came out that there was no babysitter or anyone living at the address Casey gave them to the "babysitter's" house. Pictures also surfaced of Casey partying and clubbing mere days after her daughter was allegedly abducted.

The trunk of Casey's car also smelled like rotten flesh according to her own parents. Casey has been arrested on charges of murder but no one could ever find Caylee.

Unfortunately, a small child's body was found in a plastic bag 1/2 a mile from little Caylee's grandparent's house.

The medical examiner just announced that the bones are indeed Caylee.

I absolutely feel sick to my stomach and it makes me want to cry. She was so little and helpless against whatever happened to her. I hate living in a world where stuff like this seems to be happening more and more.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Can you tell I'm busy at work??



This is our company mascot all Christmased out to look like Rudolph.

Good thing I'm working hard at work today, eh? Don't worry, I've had help "working".

Little Things Make Me Happy

Even though "it's the most wonderful time of the year" according to the Christmas carol, things this year have been tough. How do I bring some cheer to myself at the office??

With a new Christmas mug!!

O Christmas Tree! O CHRISTMAS TREE!



Brian, Anne and I put the Christmas tree up at work today. I think it looks lovely and makes the office feel more cheery.

And if you didn't help put it up, don't walk into the lobby and comment on what you think is wrong with it. No one wants your input :)

Monday, December 01, 2008

Black Friday

After working so many Black Friday's at places like Blockbuster and the dreaded Best Buy (have you SEEN that place on Black Friday??), I had decided that the deals you may get simply aren't worth the effort, aggravation and possible bail.

However, I spotted some wicked awesome deals at Target and decided to brave the crowds. This is what I picked up for $40 TOTAL:








The Office seasons are usually $30-$40 each and Sex and the City: The Movie is usually $20. I got $90 worth of stuff for $40. Can I get a woot woot?!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Is it just me??

I don't listen to the Jonas Brothers. I don't know if I've even heard two bars of their music, to be honest. However, their pictures are all over the magazines I read and the websites I frequent. I understand that girls thing these boys are heart throbs, but am I the only one that thinks the oldest Jonas brother looks like a total tool-bag?


The first picture, he's on the right. The second picture he's on the left.



But the absolute worst one is here: http://x17online.com/celebrities/jonas_brothers/men_in_suits-11242008.php#more

The tool is on the right, giving half of the Fonz's "Heeeey" hand gesture. Give me a break!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Gotta Love Colorado


If you don't live in Colorado then you have no idea how unpredictable the weather can get. We have a saying in the Mile High State: "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes."

Tuesday and Wednesday of this week were beautiful! I got to go on my daily lunch walks and one day I even got harassed by the "Save the Children" guy. Great day! Tuesday it even got into the low '80s...and it's almost Thanksgiving! Then yesterday was a high of mid '30s and today is back to the mid '50s.

However, on the way down I-25 towards work this morning it snowed for a quarter mile. That's right! A WHOLE quarter mile :) Then it stopped and I was sad.

What I'm Loving Right Now



"Secret Crowds" by Angels and Airwaves. I've been a big fan of Tom DeLonge's since his Blink days. I think his voice is so unique. I'm digging this particular song right now.

Please to enjoy :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Guilty Pleasure

I must admit it, I watch and love One Tree Hill. I started watching it with my old roommate, Adam, in college and have watched it ever since. Some people may think it's silly but the writing is just the right amount of seriousness and hilarity.

One of the characters is Haley played by Bethany Joy Galeotti. She's a used-to-be-singer on the show and she's got such a unique and amazing voice. She releases songs on the cd's the show makes. The video below is her most recent track and I love it!

Just thought I'd share :)

Driving

I discovered today, yet again, how big of a nerd I am and how much little things excite me. I got to drive to work today. That's right; that's why I'm excited.

If I drove to work every day it would cost me almost $400 in gas, plus an oil change every month PLUS 120 miles on my car a day. So I do this cool little thing we call Vanpooling. Transfort, the public transportation system in my city, put together a nonprofit group called VanGo. They have 95 vans that go from Northern Colorado to various parts of Denver every single day. You get assigned to a van that fits your work schedule and you along with 5-6 other people drive the van to and from work every day. The company gives us a brand new mini-van and the 6-7 of us meet at a park-and-ride and drive to work.

I've been doing this for two years. Wow, two years!! Sometimes it's nice because we all get along and joke around and talk and socialize.

Sometimes it's not nice because, as somewhat of an introvert, I cherish my alone time. I like being able to gear myself up for the day by listening to BJ & Howie in the morning and drinking my coffee. I like being able to decompress from my day on the way home listening to Slacker & Steve and just being alone. You are definitely not alone on the van and the days that all 7 of us ride, not only are you not alone but you have no personal space because 3 of us have to jam into the middle seat instead of the normal 2 of us. (Personal bubble. You're in my personal bubble!!)

This makes me cherish the days I have to leave work early because I get to drive myself! I miss driving myself to work every day. I miss parking in the garage and walking across the street to work instead of getting dropped off 6 blocks away and having to walk in the cold to my building because my building isn't really "on the way". I miss not having to inform someone else if I'm running a few minutes late. I miss not getting home my 6:00 because the lady "forgot" the speed limit was 75 and not 65 (despite these pesky little things I like to call speed limit signs).

Oh well. It saves me tons of money on gas and car maintenance so it's worth it...most of the time.

BUT, today is a driving day!! I love seeing my car in the parking garage and knowing I get 1 hour of blissfully uninterrupted alone time all the way to work and all the way back!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Tempting

I'm a big reader. Plain and Simple. My local library and I have a very close relationship :) I heard about the book series Twilight quite awhile ago and never got around to reading them. However, now that there's so much hype for the upcoming movie, I'm tempted to start reading them. It's about teenage love and technically a young adult book. Oh yea, and one of the main characters is a vampire. Ya know, the usual. :) But I hear so many people raving about it I have to admit I'm very tempted to pick it up.

Although knowing a smaller-town library they probably only have two copies: one of which has 87 holds on it and one of which is lost.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Bad day


Today was a hard, hard day. I'm not going to go into it but it was emotional and hard. Tomorrow will be hard too, but maybe the day after will be a little better. And maybe the day after that will be a little better than the day before. Pretty soon, it'll be fun and happy again. I know I'll think about it, but it'll get easier.

I have to remember to wake up and try to be positive because dwelling and negativity will make it worse.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

It's bittersweet



I just have some things going through my head and this song makes perfect sense. Life is bittersweet sometimes. It's hard but for the better.

Am I Old?



Supposedly there's this rapper named Ne-Yo. He has at least 5 songs in which the titles have the work "Ain't" in them.

Then there's Chingy who has words in his song titles that are spelled wrong but apparently that's cool now? It's Mad, not Madd. FYI, bag has only one g, not two.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day


I can't believe it's actually election day today. Is it weird I'm excited?

On my mail-in ballot, there are two candidates running for senate in my district. Get this: one person's last name is "Fries", the other candidate's last name is "Bacon". Fries and Bacon...nice.

I told my father this. He laughed and asked me who I voted for. I told him I voted for the candidate whose name I was craving the most: Fries.

Again, he laughed and asked if Fries is a Democrat. I said, "Dad, I don't even know if they're men."

Ah, it feels nice to exercise my civic duty.

You may not find that funny, but we did. And that's why my Dad is awesome. :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Daily Card

Life As A Homeowner

As Meggie June is getting ready to leave her first home she and Brandon have owned, it makes me thankful that I have experienced owning a home too. Meggie, people just don't know what it's like!

I love my two-story, red-doored house. I love the lillies that come up in the front in the spring and the red mulch around the back lawn. I love sitting on the back porch watching the sunset over the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I love getting cozy on my sofa on a gloomy Colorado day watching television with my hubby. I love painting rooms or changing something if i want to.

Of all the things I love, there are drawbacks as well. When my 6-year-old fridge broke, I couldn't just call the super...no, no. I had to shell out the big bucks for a new one and quick so $200 worth of meat, milk and veggies didn't go to waste.

When the shower in the master bathroom kept dripping and dripping to the point it was a steady stream even when turned off, I had two options: Pay a plumber an insane amount of money or google the problem and fix it myself. I chose option number 2. Six hours and $57 dollars later, the hubby and I had fixed it. In the meantime we also switched out the ugly, clear, plastic ball handle with a more modern metal streamlined handle. Sassy, eh?

And finally, I wake up one morning, go to the bathroom and realize there's barely any water in the toilet bowl. Since I get up at 5:00 in the morning to get to work by 8:00, I figured I'd deal with it later. For the next two weeks, the water in the bowl is barely there at all. It took Google and incredible powers of observation to figure out the problem.

(And by powers of observation, I mean flushing the master bath toilet and watching what happens in the tank. Then I run to the guest bath, take the top off, flush it, and watch what happens in the tank. "What is different?" I say to myself.) Of course the whole time I'm running back and forth my cats think I'm playing a game and my husband thinks I'm crazy.

But never fear dear friends, as of last night, the problem is fixed! All it took was a $6 plastic washer to block the water from coming out the top of the ballcock. And no, I didn't make that up. It's called a ballcock and it regulates the water coming into the tank.

Maybe I should become a plumber or a carpenter. I seem to be quite handy :) All I need is a pink toolbelt!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I ate what?

So I decided to try this Kashi cereal since the commercials say it's supposed to be really, really good for you. Steve and I go to the store and browse the Kashi cereals. I try the regular, original...whatever with blueberries on the box.

Next morning I pour myself a bowl of Kashi while I'm getting ready for work, eat a spoonful, start chewing and think to myself, "wow, i must really be sleepy. i just ate part of the cardboard box." Not so, my friends, not so. I WAS eating the cereal except it tasted like the box it came in.

Oh and FYI, there are no damn blueberries in it. They just put that on the cover to show you that you CAN put blueberries in it. Isn't that nice of them?

Politics



After such a string of crummy weeks, this is the only thing (besides my hubby) that can consistently cheer me up. Please to enjoy!

Things I'm Definitely Sick of:

1) The back and forth of the bailout voting. Make a decision. Either spend $700 billion to bail out businesses that worked themselves into the ground or not, but make a freakin' decision so we can move on with our lives.

2) People who are lazy and apparently get rewarded for that.

3) The Chinese businesses messing up and killing people. First it's lead in toys. Now it's some chemical in dry milk and other milk-related products that gives people kidney stones and kidney diseases. I won't even jump onto my soapbox for this one, it'll take too long.

No wonder...

That's all I have to say. No f***ing wonder.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm voting for...

McCain.

Want to know why? Because McCain supporters don't continue to harrass me over and over and over again; on the cell phone, at my house, on my home phone. Yesterday I got three calls from "The Obama Campaign" between 7 and 8pm. A few nights ago someone called my cell phone, MY cell phone, at 7:30pm and asked for my husband... Say what? How the freakin' hell did you get MY cell phone number and attach my husbands name to it?

A few weekends ago Hubby and I were setting up some new living room furniture (pics coming soon) and my drill ran out of batteries. I go to the car to get Hubby's drill he uses for work (and no, he's not a construction worker). On my way back inside these two people walk up to me and say "Hi, are you Katy?" I start looking around like I've just been Punk'd and say, "Uh.......yes?" Low and behold, they were campainging for Obama. They start asking me questions like Who are you voting for, what are your hot-button issues and what will you be naming your first child?

My answers were "I don't know who I'm voting for, my hot-button issues are soliciting and political ambushes and I'm NOT naming my first child Barack."

Give it a rest people!! I don't know who I'm voting for. I'm a fence rider and agree a little on both sides. But I will tell you one thing: calling me and coming by my house will NOT help me vote for your candidate. In fact, it's actually just pissing me off.

And by the way, how did you get all my information???!

Sick Today

I don't know if it's allergies or a cold or both, but I'm not feeling well today. Between it being insanely quiet around here and lord knows what's going on with the company, I just want to go home. I have stuff to do I just have no motivation to do it :)

It probably doesn't help that I didn't get to bed until 11:30ish last night due to an Avalanche game. But it was the first preseason game of the year and it was fun!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Economy in the crapper



So let me start off by talking about the crap hole this country is in right now and the fact the government is bailing companies out of the hole they've worked themselves into.

I understand that if the government doesn't help bail out Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Bear Sterns, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch to the tune of $700,000,000,000 then our country could go into a tail spin and end up in another Great Depression. I get that. What I don't get is how two of these companies (Merrill Lynch and Lehman) survived the depression in the 1920's but somehow are in trouble NOW.

I'm sorry you ran your multi-billion dollar companies into the ground but tell me again why that's the citizen of America's problem? CNN said that if the government gets this money by tax payers dollars then every man, woman and child would owe the government $3,200....each.

Gee, I'm glad we got that $600 stimulus check a few months ago...

I'm a Bad Blogger

I've been a bad blogger lately. Things have been crazy busy since early August with my sister getting married, my company has been in chaos and Steve and I have been doing more things to the house.

Beth's wedding on September 6th went pretty well. Besides dodging hurricanes, her photographer quitting two days before the wedding and a potential speeding ticket, things went relatively well. Beth and Erick got married around sunset on Fort Myers Beach. It was beautiful, minus the fire ants :) I kept my composure during the actual wedding but turned into Mrs. WaterWorks during my toast. What can I say? I'm a sap.



This is the view from the gazebo the reception was held at. They got married right in front of it. It was gorgeous and very relaxing.



My beautiful sister and her husband after the wedding at sunset.



This cake held up like a champ. We picked it up at 10am and realized it wouldn't fit in the fridge in our hotel room. We placed it in front of the ac and cranked it up. Then at 4:00 we had to bring it to the wedding site and the poor thing sat in the 95 degree humid Florida weather until 8:00 when Beth and Erick cut it. It fell apart shortly after their ceremonial cake cutting.



This is my new brother-in-law (left) and his best man Wilson. Wilson was teaching Erick how to dip Beth the night before the wedding on the beach.



It's a crab!! I know, it's lame to get so excited but come on; I like in Colorado, I don't get to see little crabs running around on the beach!

Besides all that, it was nice to see my sister and get to hang out with her and Erick for awhile. I made friends with some of her bridesmaids and I think the best time I had the whole vacation (besides seeing my one and only sister get married) was the night before everyone left to go home. Brandon, Heather, Andrea, Dustin, and I sitting on the beach behind my hotel. It was really dark at the water line and the only light was the moon and stars. We all dragged pool chairs out to the water and sat right at the line so our feet got wet. We talked and talked until around 2:00 am. It was lovely :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

O-Ba-Ma, O-Ba-Ma

I really hate politics sometimes. All I ever see if John McCain adds slamming Obama. Obama adds slamming McCain. Enough already, fellas. Has anyone ever thought of trying to promote themselves instead of slamming the other guy?

Why not say "This is why you should vote for me" instead of "This is why you SHOULDN'T vote for him"? I want to know what makes you better, not what makes the other guy worse.

And to top it off, the mother of all conventions is going to be in Denver the last week in August. My office is going to be right in the thick-of-it and I will be at work that week. Protestors are allowed to be behind our building and I can't even get NEAR my building without my id card.

If I see anything nifty, I'll let you know ;)

Some Politics



Nice, eh? News broke in the last few days that John Edwards actually DID cheat on his wife with the lady everyone has been saying he did. I am just appauled. I was rooting for Edwards. I liked him more than the other two Dem's that were running for the nomination. I like Edwards' stance on a lot of things. He's not TOO left or right winged.

But now I'm dissapointed and feel let down. He cheated on his wife, the one who has had life threatening cancer, numerous times. He may or may NOT be the father of this woman's months old daughter. What a sleaze bag. Is EVERYONE sleeping with someone that isn't their spouse?!?!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Guilty Pleasure

I can't believe I'm going to admit this. Hell, I can't believe I can even think this. I've been hooked on.......Tori and Dean, Home Sweet Hollywood. YES, it's true. Let me hang my head in shame...

A Realization...

People have told me recently, "you need to relax and look for the positive." I realize sometimes people THINK I'm negative. I look at it as being a realist. :) It's true.

I was watching Sex and the City last night with Hubby. Anthony says to Charlotte, "I'll give you $100 if you say something bitchy about someone we know," and Charlotte declines. I turned to Hubby and said, "hell, I'd do it for free!"

That's just me :) Love me or hate me.

See, I'm not as sweet as I look.

I'm Feeling Very Olympic Today


Today is 8-8-08. It's also the start of the summer Olympics! Can I get a "woot-woot"?! I love the Olympics :) U-S-A, U-S-A!

I am also feeling very 21st Century today. Hubby and I are going to the Rockies game with my company tonight so I Tivo'd the opening ceremonies. Hopefully Comcast doesn't suck tonight so it can actually tape! I'm getting very fed up with the cable company. Our digital cable keeps freezing and then the whole system resets itself and I just want to chuck it through the window. Luckily Hubby doesn't think that's a very good idea so it's still intact :) If our HOA didn't pay for some of our cable we SO would've switched by now. (did you like my valley-girl "so"? Huh? Huh?)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

You Don't Know Hot!



In case you haven't noticed, it's been unseasonably hot for Colorado. Today it should get pretty friggin' close to 100 degrees even though the average high is 88. Nice, eh?

Hubby and I don't have airconditioning; I know, it sucks. What we do have is 17 different fans blowing around any given room we happen to be in. This only helps when the air the fans are blowing around is cold. It's not. So basically it feels like we're in a sauna...with fans.

We can't get a window ac unit because our HOA won't allow them. They think the units are ugly. So apparently it's much better to have homeowners in the neighborhood die of heatstroke than have to see those grotesque ac units in the window.

I'll tell you what's grotesque. The fact that it's so hot in the house my neighbors think it's acceptable to parade around outside in next to nothing is grotesque. Let's take a vote:
Who wants to look at overweight, middle-aged married couples parade around in nothing more than boxers and a sports bra?
Who wants to look at an ac unit while basking in 75 degree air from inside?

That's what I thought.....

You Can Call me Moneybags

I paid off my student loan today! Can I get a "whoop whoop"?! Thank you college for making me poor but the jokes on you, I win!

Monday, July 14, 2008

I'm Diggin'

I'm totally digging Duffy right now. She has such an original voice and doesn't sound like the stupid crap out there right now. No rap, no super synthesized bullcrap that makes the singer sound good when they're not, no actors pretending they're singers too.

Enjoy :) This isn't the song she's "known" for but it's one of my favorites.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game



That's right folks, today starts the 2008 All-Star game! It's being held at Yankee Stadium because the bastards are tearing it down to build a new, fancy stadium that looks old. Makes sense, right?

They're tearing down the house Ruth built for god sakes so let's all say goodbye watching a bunch of all-stars who (hopefully) aren't doped up play each other in a game that doesn't matter.

The Rockies have friggin' sucked lately so hopefully this break will help and our two all-stars don't get hurt because god forbig someone ELSE end up on the DL, sheesh!

Sprained Paw?



So my little baby Pali has a sprained paw. You may wonder, how does one sprain their paw? Well, my cat will find a way. The poor girl's paw swelled up to three times the size of her normal paw. In hindsight, it looked hilarious! But she couldn't really walk very well and just kept laying down because her little paw hurt.

BUT! Her paw isn't swollen anymore and hopefully whatever she did to sprain it won't happen again :)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thank God!



This has been the strangest, longest, weirdest week. Thank god for weekends.

Pregnant Man?

So about 6 months ago, news broke of "The Pregnant Man" who is really a woman...sort of. This woman became a man. I am all for this, nothing against it what-so-ever. If you think you were born into the wrong body then do whatever you can to feel comfortable. I think it's great this man could physically change his body into what he feels is the correct gender. He was able to legally change his gender to male and legally marry a woman who accepts his for who he is. That's wonderful.

The couple then wants to have a child but the wife couldn't conceive for whatever reason. This is where I start do disagree. The couple then decides since the husband still technically has a uterus, they would inseminate him and he can carry the baby for the couple instead of paying a surrogate.

Excuse me?? How is it okay to use the lady parts when it's convenient? You became a man, period. You can't become a woman again when it's convenient. If you're living as a man then be a man and all that entails. If you don't feel you're a woman then you shouldn't take advantage of the female parts.

THEN, on top of that he and his wife are whoring out their story, going on Oprah and now a company has just bought the rights to a documentary on the family. Give me a break. You're not a pregnant man. It's not a biological man becoming pregnant. It's a transgendered man using the convenience of a uterus he otherwise didn't want or need.

Are you a man or women? You need to choose one and stick with it. Period.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Movies Movies


Hubby and I went to see the "Sex and the City" movie last weekend. Yes, my husband rocks. He went to the ultimate chick-film with me and didn't complain once.

I'm obsessed with the show. I love it, own the complete series and watch it all the time (thank you terrible summer television!). As any other woman, I was psyched when I found out a movie was coming out. Unfortunately, I didn't like it at all. It was too damn long (2 1/2 hours for god's sake!), the writers tried to cram too much into it and I didn't think the characters in the movie were true to the characters on the small screen.

If I ever see Sarah Jessica Parker I'm going to ask for my $9 back. Oh yea, and 2 1/2 hours of my life. I think a pair of Jimmy Choo's will suffice, thanks. ;)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Phoenix AKA Paradise

Hubby and I took a vacation a few weeks ago to Phoenix. We went to a Rockies game (they lost), another Diamondbacks game, went hiking, ate lots of food, drove around and generally had a friggin' kick-ass time. I decided I love Phoenix and the surrounding areas, especially Tempe and Glendale. I've pretty much decided we need to move there...now what to do with that pesky little thing called a mortgage...hmmm.

Anywho, for those of you who have been asking, here are some pictures :)





Welcome to Chase Field! Woohoo!







This is a picture of the World Series trophy the Diamondbacks won in 2001. So THAT'S what it looks like. Living in Colorado means I wouldn't know except if I caught a glimpse of when the Red Sox won it on our home field. But I'm not bitter :)







This is the score board with the roof closed. Yes. There is an open and closed position and it's the coolest thing I've witnessed. Seriously.







These are pictures of the roof in various stages of opening. It only takes about two minutes and they play music you'd expect in "2001: A Space Odyssey". It's amazing. Even the walls/bilboards fold open to expose the sky and the downtown skyline like in the last picture.

FYI, I'm in absolute awe of this ball park. Let me give you a comparison. At Chase Field the ushers welcome you in, there are food vendors and apparel vendors and people giving stuff away in raffles and all sorts of things all over the place. At Coors Field there are a few food vendors and one or two apparel stores.

At Chase Field they want you to have a genuinely great baseball experience. At Coors Field they basically dont care if you show up just as long as your ticket got paid for.

At Chase Field fans cheer and shout and yell for their favorite players. At Coors Field drunk women whistle at the good looking baseball playesr (their words, not mine), no one pays attention and Hubby and I end up being the only ones cheering....at our own stadium!

Chase Field is awesome and you feel the pulse of baseball fans. Coors Field has the aura of "sit down, shut up and buy something".



They also have a live organist. How freakin' cool is that?!



This is me and a lifesize cutout of "The Big Unit" AKA Randy Johnson. And yes, that's really how tall he is and how small I am.





Hi From Chase Field!!








Anywhere with palm trees and cactus (is it cacti?) is fine with me!!










We hiked Camelback Mountain. Here's a few of us on the mountain, a view from the top and then a view of the actual, whole, mountain. And us being lame with a cactus :)

Well that's it for now. There's a ton more but I really don't have the patience for that ;)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Prayers

I'll update on our trip to Phoenix soon, I promise. But right now I need people's prayers. Although I work in Downtown Denver, I live in northern Colorado. This afternoon northern Colorado was devastated by at least 8 small tornados and one F4 tornado that was at least a mile wide. It devastated Windsor which is only a few miles away from where I live. Some people's houses just have wind damage, some have been completely destroyed. Homes right next to each other, one was untouched the other is gone.

Please keep northern Colorado in your prayers. I'm still in Denver for another 30 minutes and then me and my carpool head up to northern Colorado to lord knows what.

My home is, as far as I know, fine. There was some minor flooding in our yard, a lot of hail and wind damage but considering it's still standing, that's great.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Stranger....

So, it's obviously been a little while since I wrote last. What can I say...it's been a busy few weeks. I PROMISE I will update everyone when I get back. Yes that's right, back. Steve and I are going on a trip...to Phoenix! We are so very excited. We haven't been on a vacation in so long!

And in true Gaffney fashion we are going to a Rockies game while we are out there. It's an away game for them (obviously) and we're also going to a Detroit Lions game as well.

Updates and pictures to follow when I get back :)

xoxo

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

It's strange how some people can be so consumed with going green yet others spend $100,000 on a hummer that eats diesel and just makes you look like you're overcompensating for "other areas". Happy recycling!!

You've Been Rick Rolled



If you have no idea what I'm talking about, just google Rick Roll. :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Day of Your Wedding Three Years Ago!


I just want to say Happy Anniversary to Miss Megan June and Brandon. Today is their three-year anniversary and are happy as ever. Three down, a lifetime to go. Love you and miss you Meggie!

It's Tax Day. Are You Ready??

Monday, April 14, 2008

If You Don't Like It, Don't Watch It


I get that people think baseball is boring, I do. There's not constant stimulation for your eyes for 9 innings. Guys aren't clotheslining each other, laying on top of each other, checking each other into the boards, slam-dunking, grunting, and yelling. It's a thinking man's game. What pitch to throw next, whether or not to throw the double play. It's tactical.

If you don't like baseball that's your prerogative. But I do. I love it. You might even say it's my favorite sport. But just because YOU don't like it doesn't mean you can trash it all the time in front of me. I understand you don't like baseball but respect the fact that I do.

You say "It's not a sport if you can stand around eating sunflower seeds while participating."

Well, you have a ball be hurled at you going 95 miles an hour, swing with a bat and see if you can even come close to not only hitting the ball, but even try to catch-up with it and not swing yourself into the ground. Try throwing a baseball from deep right field to third base with no hop. Actually, just try getting it halfway to the infield!

Maybe I should start slower. This is a baseball. This is a bat. Right field is the right-hand side of the field when looking out from home plate.

Don't be a jerk. You don't like it, I do. End of story and shut it!

Are you telling me Babe Ruth wasn't an athlete? Are you telling me Joe DiMaggio just "sat around eating sunflower seeds?" Yea, okay.