Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy (almost) New Year!

Things I'm Loving

It's college football bowl season ladies and gentlemen. And I have one thing to say.....GO PENN STATE!!

I love my new Calvin Klein gray knit winter hat. So warm and comfy.

I recently rented "500 Days of Summer" and was pleasantly surprised. It isn't your typical love story and it's definitely not filmed in the typical manner. At first it was a little hard to keep up but once you get used to the format it's genius.

I love, love this song by Carrie Underwood from her new album by the same name as the song; "Play On". Beautiful.

Self Diagnosis

I'm not allowed on WebMD anymore. After the millionth time I came home to tell Steve I had a brain tumor/flesh eating bacteria/whooping cough/anthrax, my husband said "no more of the self-diagnosing symptoms you develop while bored at work."

This new diagnosis, however, is different. This disease is rare, not understood by everyone...and completely made up. It's called Movie-Line Tourettes. I realized I had it while talking to my Dad, which is fitting because it's his fault I have it.

So my Dad starts telling me a story and he says "sounds like a piece of cake, right?" My movie-line tourettes kicks in and I automatically blurt out, "piece of cake! Piece of cake! She spoke it!" with no regard for the rest of the story my Dad was telling. *Bonus points if you know what movie that's from w/o Googling it. Anyone? Anyone?*

This diagnosis is a little scary for me because not only can I not help it or control it, but not everyone understands or sympathizes with my affliction. It's beyond my comprehension but not everyone runs movie lines through every day conversations. I know...crazy, right? This realization has come from countless awkward moments when I string a movie line in and all I get in return is a blank stare and a long pause before the person says "um....what?"

My condition comes from a quarter of a century of running movie lines with my Dad and now my husband as well. My Dad will stick something sly into the conversation and then say "what movie?" and whoever gets it right first wins.

I hate to say it but I fear there is no cure. To me, the world will always be diveded into people with MLT (movie-line tourettes) and people without it.

The outhers with never understand our plight.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I Thought I Still Lived in Colorado

My sister lives in Maine and I'm in Colorado. Please enlighten me as to how I am the one with a high of 14 tomorrow for the 4th day in a row and my sister is the one with the "warmer" temperatures? I had a cup of water in my car freeze solid in 8 hours while I was parked in the PARKING GARAGE at work....seriously?

When my sister lived in Florida, I was the one in the cold weather. Now she lives in Maine and somehow I'm still the one with the cold weather. Figures. :)

Love you boffy :)

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Hello Strangers!

Hello my blogger friends! It's been way too long and for all three of you that follow me, a thousand apologies my friends! I haven't blogged since I changed jobs almost four months ago. I can't believe it's been four months already but alas, it has been.

In the past four months I've had some good times and some very bad times. In the words of Bananarama, it's a cruel, cruel summer. I'll spare you the details but it was not a good summer for me. I'm definitely glad that season is over and, so far, as the warm weather gives way to the cold, it seems the trials that came with the warm weather are giving way to brighter days for me.

There are also some big things on the horizon for the Hubs and I. I won't go into detail until we know more but things are going to get exciting for us in the next few months...and no, I'm not pregnant so don't ask; you might as well just call me fat.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Right and Wrong

If I had a dime for every time I uttered the phrase "I'm not your mother/wife" at work, I wouldn't need to work here. I was in to the kitchen every...dang...day and find the cabinets left opened, the drawers with creamer left opened and things in general disarray. We're not 14 years old here. If you open something, close it please.

For the record:

This is how I found it today. THIS is the WRONG way.

THIS is the way it SHOULD look when you're done.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Phoenix Photos

The Hubs and I went to Phoenix last month and I'm just getting around to putting up some photos. We had so much fun! We absolutely adore Phoenix and already want to go back.

We drove there; a harrowing 14 hour drive. We got through it by watching seasons of "Friends" on the laptop and spending quality time together. We went hiking, went to a Diamondbacks game on Memorial Day, ate great food, drove around the different suburbs. It was wonderful.

Entering New Mexico!

The landscape along the way was breathtaking. This one is in New Mexico.

We drove through a wicked nasty storm in Flagstaff on the way to Phoenix. It was hailing and pouring and lightening bolts were everywhere. It was insane how different the mountains of Flagstaff are compared to the desert heat just two hours away in Phoenix.

Steve and I in front of the fountains in Glendale. The Jobing.Com Arena (catchy little name, right?) and University of Phoenix Stadium have this little oasis surrounding it with shops, restaurants, movie theatre, outdoor fun, etc. We spent several hours there just enjoying.

We ate at the Glendale oasis at a Japanese place called Kabuki. This is our calamari and edamame appetizer. Both very good!

This is our sushi: California Rolls, Phildelphia Rolls and Spicy Tuna Rolls. YUM!!

We drove up to Surprise for a little house hunting (wishful thinking). After several occasions of seeing people tooling around in golf carts, I just had to take a picture. This bad-boy was parked in front of Fry's (king soopers, basically). If you look closely, it even has a license plate.

Part of the Glendale oasis area.

Chase Field on Memorial Day

Chase Field sells sliced caramel apples. I get one every time we're there.

My hubby and I with the field.

Happy Memorial Day!

Military troops holding the flag while the National Anthem is played.

Us at the field again.

Steve is obsessed with college baseball. ASU has one of the best college baseball teams in the country and they just happened to be playing while we were there. The stadium is gorgeous and we sat in the general admission area. It's all grass and families come with coolers and blankets and chairs and just picnic while watching the game. It was so much fun.

On the way home, we had to drive over this huge pass because we skipped New Mexico and came home through the Four Corners. It was 97 degrees when we left Phoenix and when we got to the pass about seven hours later it was a blizzard!

Beautiful Arizona Landscape

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


"Well that's why babies are cute...so you don't kill them."

A friend telling another friend that kids are cute when they're little because if you knew what they grew into, you'd kill them.

Monday, June 15, 2009


One of my best friends is pregnant. Kelcy, this one's for you :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

You Down with G.O.D.?

I had lunch plans with my friend Christine today at 12:30. I put it on my Outlook calendar because, let's face it, I'm a busy girl. If you have Outlook you know that the boxes can be small and cut off letters on the main calendar. When I glanced at it, I noticed something.

Quite the conversation starter, right? "I had lunch with Christ today. What did you do?"

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

FYI, I'm Not Stupid

I understand that Steve and I have been married over three years. I also understand that, according to most people, that means we need to hop on the baby train.

But you need to understand that I'm not an idiot. When I say I haven't been feeling well and my stomach has been upset, don't look at me with raised eyebrows and ask if I'm pregnant. I think I would know if my queasiness had anything to do with pregnancy and you can bet that if there's even a remote possibility that it could be, I probably wouldn't be just casually throwing it out there.

You can count on two things:
1) If I were pregnant I wouldn't coyly say "oh gee, my stomach hurts and my period is late. Hmm, wonder why? (pause for dramatic effect)"

2) When I do get pregnant, I'll be smart enough to keep the pregnancy symptoms out of regular conversation until we plan on telling people.

And this blog post does not include my mother. Since she is the woman that went through 23+ hours of labor with me, she reserves the right to ask if I'm pregnant any time she wants.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Weird Habit

Lately I've noticed that if I get someone's voicemail my automatic urge is to just slide my phone closed and hang up. I'm not sure if it's because I'm impatient and don't want to sit through the greeting or maybe it's just that it wasn't that important and I'll try them later.

Or just maybe it's because every time I leave a message the person calls me back and says "what's up?" and I ask if they got my message and they say "I haven't checked it yet."

Hmmm, how do ya like that?

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Caged Bird

Right now I feel like a bird
Caged without a key
Everyone comes to stare at me
So much joy and revelry
They dont know how I feel inside
Through my smile I cry
They dont know what theyre doing to me
Keeping me from flying
Thats why I say that I know why the caged bird sings
Only joy comes from song
Shes so rare and beautiful to others
But I just set her free so she can fly, fly, fly
Spreading her wings and her song
Let her fly, fly, fly, the whole world to see
Hmmm hey ooh shes like a caged bird
Fly, fly, ooh, just let her fly, just let her fly, just let her fly
Spread wings
Spread beauty

This song by Alicia Keys is beautiful. It came up on my mp3 player today and I had an emotional moment. Though I joke around and smile and act happy, underneath I'm torn up. Like the song says, "Through my smile I cry."

At this point in my life I feel like the caged bird. I can't go forward yet I can't go back. This is not a new feeling to me since I wrote about it here in February. There's just no end in sight to these things that are causing this situation and it's hard to remain positive all the time.

I'm not unhappy all the time but I have a lot of time on my hands to think. I have a great support team in my husband, friends and family but when it comes down to it, it's my and Steve's life that is getting put on hold.

I want to spread my wings and fly. I want to feel that I'm living my life and not just existing, because that's what I feel like right now; I feel like I'm merely existing because everything else needed to be put on hold. Yes we've taken a few vacations and done stuff to our house (yay!) but in the grand scheme of things it's just fun stuff holding us over until we can continue down our path.

Monday, June 01, 2009


"So I had Botox before I was 40. So what? Does that make me a bad person?"

A man at a Chili's in Scottsdale telling his male companion over four glasses of white wine. Let me repeat, this was at a Chili's, in the middle of the day, on a weekday.


I'm so excited for the new fall series "Glee". This show completely brings out my inner band/performing arts geek-ness and the pilot episode has me hooked!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Movie Night?

Thank God I'm not the only one that thought "Night at the Museum" was horrible!


Here's a little tip, straight from me to you. If you come up to my desk one more time and ask me to make one black and white copy of whatever it is you hand me, I may throw something at you.

Do you realize it would've been faster to just make the copy yourself rather than walk past the copier to come and ask me to do it?

That's all.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Green-with-envy is not a great color on me. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful for all the wonderful things I have; an amazing husband, a beautiful house, a job that is not only still around but pays me well, people who love me, my health (most of the time).

But sometimes I just want to be 6 years old, sit cross-legged on the floor with my arms folded and whine "but it's not fair"! Sometimes life's not fair, yea I got the memo. But it doesn't mean I have to be happy about it.

People have things I want, things I've been working very hard for and it seems like they get it easier and for less. How is it fair that someone gets what I want when they don't go about it the right way?

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Shout Out

I'd just like to give a big "What's Up" to the Discount Tires in FoCo we went to this weekend. Thank you for not calling us back when the car was ready, making me almost miss my cousins graduation party AND scratching the front of the car.

It's okay, I know it was you. Even though you gave me the whole "oh, that was already there" speech, I know that scratch/dent wasn't there previously. But that's okay. As you so eloquently and politely told me, I can't prove it. :)

On a Serious Note..

It's been a rough few weeks for me; mentally, emotionally, physically, health-wise. Some people know, but my company filed bankruptcy in November which we knew was a definite possibility since about September of 2008. The workload has dwindled to basically nothing except maintaining what we have. I've been eternally grateful that month after month we defy the odds and are still around. I'm grateful that unlike so many millions of Americans, I'm lucky enough to keep my job for right now, god willing.

Although it's hard to continue to be utterly grateful day after day, month after month and it's starting to ware on me. I'm exhausted mentally. For 8+ months I've been living in a state of limbo; not knowing what's coming, not knowing what's going to happen two weeks from now. It's hard.

The Hubs and I can't plan things like vacations or days off until two weeks before we plan on going just to make sure I have a job to finance the vacation.

It's even harder because we want a family sometime. We want to start a family together. Everyone always tells us "If you wait until the 'right' time or until you have 'x' amount of money, you'll never have a child. There is no 'right' time." And while I appreciate loved ones input and fully agree there's never a "right" time, Steve and I agree there is definitely a "wrong" time.

In an economy where millions of people honestly CAN'T find jobs and me not knowing how long mine will be around, it seems to be a bad time to bring a child into the financial mix. How can I throw caution to the wind and say "what the hell, let's have a kid" if I don't know if I'll be employed in 3 months and very well may not be able to find another job to support said-Child?

Steve and I may have an exciting opportunity in the next three months that could change the need to rely on my job and could possibly be the answer we need.

Please pray that we get to take advantage of this new opportunity. Please pray hard.

Friday, May 15, 2009


"I don't swear around my kids. The worst I say is bitch and shit."

Overheard on my van/carpool. Um, those are swear words. If you don't think so, I don't even want to know what you consider swearing.

Thursday, May 07, 2009


"Woman, don't be such a biatch!"

While shopping at Ross downtown on my lunch break, there was a man on his cell phone.
I don't know who he's talking to but that's never a safe sentence.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Teacher Appreciation

I love my relatives and friends that are teachers, I really do. ;)

Monday, May 04, 2009


I had a few shopping successes over the weekend and one of those successes is a new slouchy, faux-leather, turquoise bag from Kohl's. I LOVE this bag and it only helps that it was 80% off!! I couldn't believe my lucky stars; I could hear it calling my name from across the store.

And Pali is a big fan of the bag as well, as evidenced here by her enthusiasm.

I bought another bag on Ebay. It's a studded faux-leather shoulder bag that's so flippin' cute. However, it smelled so badly of cigarette smoke so I'm currently airing it out and trying to get the stink out of it. I'll post pictures once I'm able to go near it :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


"Oh my god, I might have swine flu. I just had pork for lunch yesterday!" - Girl talking to lord knows who on a cell phone.

Um, it's not like mad-cow. You can't get it by EATING the pig.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Gross, I Know

Gross to everyone, but only one person understands why I posted this. Please to enjoy!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


While stopped at a light in Downtown Denver yesterday: "All my grandparents were dead by the time I was five."

Well Happy Wednesday to you too.

A Lovely Side Effect

I picked up the sport of running about five months ago. I wish it was as easy as it sounds, but alas, it's not. I unfortunately decided to start running in the winter so it's been hit and miss until the last few months. I'm semi-following a program called Couch 2 5K. It takes people like me who used to only run when chased and turns them into runners. You start out by running for a minute, walking for a minute and a half on and off for 30 minutes.

Slowly, I've worked my way up to running for a solid 2 1/2 minutes; emphasis on slowly. I'm pretty sure an old lady was laughing at me yesterday for how slow I go. But right now it's not about speed, it's about endurance so I think I'm doing pretty well. If you think jogging for 2 1/2 minutes w/o stopping sounds easy, try it.

A wonderful side effect from running so much is I'm constantly starving. Not just starving; famished! I was so hungry on my way home from work yesterday I could've pulled my arm off an eaten it. Lovely, I know.

But a fun side note about running, i get to buy a bunch of stuff! For instance, my Saucony Grid Ignition running shoes. Not only are they stylin', they're so comfortable it's like running on green and white clouds :)

Loves them!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


As I was exiting the elevator in my building, I heard one man say to another, "She was, hands down, the hottest shoe-shine girl in Manhattan."


Friday, April 17, 2009

Ah, Colorado

Glorious Colorado. If you live here, you know how abruptly the weather can change. I needed the following items in the last three days: shorts, tank top, flip-flops, sunglasses, rain coat, rain boots, gloves, winter jacket, hat, snow boots.

Three days ago it was beautiful, hot and 70. Yesterday it poured rain and today it's a blizzard dumping a possible 6-16 inches.

Ah, Colorado.

Book Love

I fell in love last night...with a library. That's right! Fort Collins opened a brand new library and it's beautiful. It has large, plastic letters kids can sit and play on, fireplaces, comfy chairs and sofas, study rooms, tons of windows, and the smell of new books!

Plus it's closer to my house so what's not to love? They have a smaller selection than the other libraries but I can still have my books sent to that one. Part of me wishes I had some homework so I could take it there and study; but then I realize that I have a full-time job and money to pay for things so that feeling goes away rather quickly :)

Friday, April 03, 2009

We're Going To......

Kansas City! Wa, wa, wa...I know; not exactly the most exciting place on Earth but it was good enough for Dorothy!

The hubs and I are going to Phoenix at the end of May but decided we needed a quick get-a-way to tide us over for two more grueling months. Kansas City is only 8 hours away and it just happens to be Opening Weekend for the Royals. Coincidence? I think not.

So we're taking a four-day weekend over Easter and driving our butts to Kansas City. But first, we are going to Opening Day at Coors Field. I'm a little torn about this for several reasons:

1) I'm so happy it's finally baseball season again!
2) I've never been to Opening Day and it's something every baseball fan should do.
3) Opening Day is chocked FULL of non-baseball fans. Opening Day is ripe for bandwagon fans and people just looking for the thrill of saying they went to Opening Day; this is the reason why tickets for Friday are basically sold out but Saturday is wide opened. Oh well :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

It Takes Me Back

Today I was instantly transported to my old best friend's basement when we were 13. I heard a song I haven't heard in years and it splashed me back down to 1997. The song is highly embarrassing but it's "Invisible Man" by 98 Degrees. Yes, my friend and I liked them and loved that cheesy song. We even tried to get to the Barnes and Noble when they were in Denver but alas, we couldn't rollerblade that far.

So much has changed in the 12-13 years since then. I'm not even friends with her anymore which in some ways makes my heart a little sad. We both had our reasons for going our separate ways and maybe in a way it's a good thing. I still miss her and think of her and worry for her though.

But for four minutes and 41 seconds, I was transport back to that basement, to a time and place that was much simpler.

Thanks Cheesy Radio Station for playing that song during a day I needed a little break from reality.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm On the Hunt

I need a new mp3 player. The hubs got me one about 4 1/2 years ago when I was flying to Florida to help move my sister out there. He knows how nervous I am when I fly and he wanted to get me something that would help me take my mind off being 30,000 feet in the air in a tin can that can be taken down by a flock of friggin' geese.

Color me surprised that 4 1/2 years later it actually still works. Almost no piece of technology I've ever owned still worked correctly even 2 years after I bought it. However, in the past few months I've taken up running. Yes, I know. I used to only run when chased; now I actually do it for fun. It's freeing and I love being outside with the wind in my hair, trying not to die as I round the corner and stumble over my own two feet.

The mp3 player I have now doesn't have an armband and I'm sick of having to carry it in one hand. I want something that will either fit in an armband or clip on to me. I think I've narrowed it down to a SanDisk Sansa Clip. All together..."say what now?"

This little beauty, in blue :) It's smaller than the palm of your hand, has a clip on the back for..well..clipping to things, and it's 2GB.

One might ask, "But why didn't you just get an ipod shuffle?" *Ahem* Brian. I refuse to conform to the man! Apple has gone quite far to intice people like me to buy an ipod shuffle. It's small, it comes in fun colors, it clips to your clothing, blah blah blah. To me, it's overpriced and Apple only let's you downloan specific things to it. I want an mp3 player that doesn't dictate where I can and can't get my music from.

Good try Apple. I refuse to be swayed by your fancy colors and cuteness!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The Evil Tax Man

I hate...let me repeat that...HATE tax season. I'm married with a home, a little retirement, no dependents. Basically, I should just about break even every year. However, I'm also a freelance writer and make some money doing that. It's not really enough to blip Uncle Sam's radar if I don't declare it but I'm an honest person so I do.

So apparently being honest really screws you. My hubby and I ended up paying the federal government $300 this year. Yes, I know that's better than thousands, but are you flippin' kidding me? I bust my ass all year with an hour and a half commute to a job so I can pay mortgage on my house and bills and a few luxuries I afford myself; we're already paying more in taxes for the SECOND $700 billion "stimulus"; Colorado just passed a law to add MORE taxes onto car registration; And you're telling me I owe the government MORE money??

I'm glad my $300 will go towards individuals who made bad decisions by buying a home when they couldn't afford it. I'm glad my $300 will go towards teaching kids how to live green in the midst of people losing their jobs by the tens of thousands, but at least we'll be green. I'm glad my $300 will go towards buying OTHER people out of their own greedy mistakes.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Who Turned on the Light?

I leave my house at 6:30 in the morning so I can make it to work by 8:00. Usually it's pitch-black and I have to turn my headlights on so I can take the trash to the curb and don't run over anything.

This morning, it was so light outside I almost didn't even need my headlights to drive to the park-and-ride. Here comes Spring!

Here's the thing about Colorado: It's supposed to be cold and snowy in the winter, right? Wrong, apparently. If it's supposed to snow in the winter, then it needs to snow and be cold. If it's not supposed to snow in the winter then it's fine to be warm and sunny. It basically needs to either be Buffalo or Phoenix, but Colorado really needs to pick one!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Uh oh!!

Oh man, I'm in trouble. I just spotted Reese's eggs on the Easter asile at Target. I'm ADDICTED to these! MMMMMMM....yummy!

It's a Great Day to Be Alive

I love this song by Travis Tritt. I haven't heard it in a little while but it was on the radio this morning while I was driving to the park-and-ride. I started singing and got goosebumps because this song is so relevant right now.

The chorus is:
It's a great day to be alive
I know the sun's still shining when I close my eyes
There's some hard time in the neighborhood
But why can't every day be just this good?

Life is hard right now. My company may close in about 6 weeks, people are getting laid off, losing their homes, and it's just a really trying time for American's right now. But this song reminds me I need to focus on the good things that make me lucky to be alive:

My amazing husband who is everything to me.
My home in Ft. Collins that I just love so much.
My two crazy cats that never cease to entertain me.
My family who would do anything for me.
Friends like fertile Merkl :)
My education that was fun to get and I'm proud of.
The fact that I'm healthy and able.
Friends that get me through the work day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Shame, Shame

JUST when baseball fans were thinking we could finally start putting the steroid era behind us, A-Rod tested positive for anabolic steroids while he was a Texas Ranger and now all his records are in question. Are you kidding me??

It's not just that he was on steroids, it's that he lied about it...through his teeth...on national television. when the Mitchell Report came out in 2006, he volunteered to go on the record about never using or even being tempted to use. Why on earth would you volunteer to be interviewed about a lie?

Granted, the tests in question were supposed to be anonymous and then destroyed. The players union totally screwed the pooch on not following up on destroying them, but still.

Damn you A-Rod, no wonder Madonna dumped you!

Yummy Dinner

The hubs and I have been very bored with our dinner menu. We have some staples on there like stir-fry and pasta and what not, but we've been in a bit of a "food funk", if you will.

Last night was a nice departure from the funk. We had salmon on the menu which is usually pretty ho-hum, but last night I kicked it up a notch! We ended up having cajun salmon, broccoli and pasta roni and let me tell you...it was GOOD! I think it was a might on the spicy side and overpowered the flavor of the salmon but it was my first try and dang tasty.

I put cajun seasoning, crushed red pepper (note: do NOT get it near your eyes...trust me!), and salt in a bowl then poured it over the salmon fillet and spread it around. I put two teaspoons of the red pepper but I think maybe 1 1/2 would've been better.

Never-the-less, it was tasty and I was quite impressed with myself :) I'm trying to do more of the cooking lately since I love to cook.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Long Overdue Update

Wow, I can't believe it's February 6th already. Before you know it it'll be my birthday, then my 3rd wedding anniversary (yay!) and before you can says "summer weather" one of my best friends will be giving birth! The next six months are going to be crazy.

I've been a little bit of a recluse lately, online and in real life. Things have come up lately that have me questioning my path in life and what actually makes me happy. My company is not doing well and there's a very strong possibility I could be laid off come April. I have very mixed emotions about it ranging from glad to sad to scared. It starts me thinking whether I want to take another admin job because it pays the bills or if I want to start down a different path.

Steve's job is going well and he really likes it. There's a possibility of a great promotion in about a year and that would most likely mean a move out of Colorado. Again, mixed emotions. I would be sad to leave family and a few close friends but I'm really restless in this state. I'm definitely more of a northeast girl but most anywhere but here would be fine with me. I just feel like Steve and I can spread our wings a little more if we left and there would be more opportunities for Steve to advance his career. If I'm just stuck in an admin position, I can do that anywhere.

There are other things going around in my head but those are the biggest. Because of the problems at my current company I feel I'm in a constant state of limbo. I can't go back but I'm not allowed to go forward yet. I can't make plans and, if you know me, not being able to plan for anything makes me feel completely out of control.

I just have to remember I can't worry about things I can't control and I need to do the best with what I have; a loving, wonderful, supportive husband, a strong family and a hell of a resume! ;)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I'm not sure why but today I just have this overwhelming feeling of thanks for my friends; those friends who enrich my life and I'm a better person because of; those friends that have known me through good and bad; the friends who are happy and sad with me; those friends who are like my family; the family members who are also great friends.

Thank you for being in my life.

Definition For The Day

Snatchy (adjective): A term used to describe someone being a crabby-no-fun-pants

Example: 1) Fine snatchy, have it your way.
2) Why do you have to be so snatchy, Snatchy McSnatcherson?

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Produce Heaven

Over Christmas, my father-in-law told me about Sunflower Market. It's a smaller version of Whole Foods but has amazing produce prices and selection. Steve and I decided to go check it out this past weekend just to see if they really are cheaper and better than King Soopers.

Oh. My. Gosh.

I was in produce heaven. I got 5 large grapefruits, three roma tomatos, 4 huge potatoes, 5 apples, 5 bananas, and a carton of sliced mushrooms for (drum roll, please) eight dollars!! At King Soopers, grapefruits are 3 for $5 so right there would've been about $8. Plus, the quality is awesome. The produce is larger and fresher and tastes amazing.