Friday, September 29, 2006


- I'm addicted to Sour Punch Straws. That's right, the yummy sweet yet very potently sour candy straws. Mmm Mmm MMMMmmm they are yummy. And oh so sour. How I love them.

- Michelle's blog hates me.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine

Hilarious!! I was cracking up almost the whole movie. Abigail Breslin (whom you may recognize as a little older Bo from Signs) plays Olive Hoover, who is entered in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant and her family travels with her cross country to support her in her endeavor. That's as much of a synopsis as I'm providing, you can read more about it here. But I will comment on the actors. I absolutely loved Paul Dano as Olive's brother who has taken a vow of silence until he is accepted into the Air Force as a pilot. He was cracking me up. As was Steve Carell. He is just funny. Especially with the running. I was cracking up when he was running into the hotel.

Anyway, it was an all around a good time at the movies. Definitely worth the $4 I spent :)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Something stinks

Someone at work microwaved something so nasty, so stinky and so horrific that I might just have to leave and work from home the rest of the day. It straight up REEKS in here! I haven't eaten lunch yet, and it makes me seriously wonder if I should eat here. I don't want the nastiness that was in the microwave to taint my yummy chicken nuggets and rice.

I honestly think I might have to switch offices!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Milk in a bag???

I guess we're a couple of true Minnesotans, because my boo and I bought milk in a bag today. Have you ever heard of milk in a bag?? I hadn't until today when we stopped at a gas station to pick up a gallon of milk. Dave had been telling me about this milk in a bag, but I had never noticed it...until we were picking up milk today. People in MN buy milk in 1/2 gallon bags for .89 and put it into plastic pitchers (which are free and right there by the milk). We learned this from randomly polling 2 women who happened to be buying said bags of milk. Turns out it's a pretty common thing, you don't have to deal with the plastic gallon container recycling, it's cheaper, and apparently people here love it. So we bought a gallon. We must be true blood Minnesotans, because we bought milk in a bag.

Monday, September 18, 2006

I appear to be unsmoted!

Even Stevphen - Islam vs. Christianity

Maybe the Jew is right! :)

Some random pics from the drive

and finally some good use for the rain!!

And this made it worth it, too:

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I am so good at saving money

when I don't have any! This week has been a brownbagging kind of week and I'm pretty proud of myself for it. I've either brought my lunch to work every day this week or gone home and eaten lunch at home with what was already there. I'm so good at this saving money thing. It helps that we blew all our money on groceries so that I could actually make things for dinner and then those things could then become lunch the next day. Clever how that works.

I figure I've not spent $24 so far this week at least on lunch by brownbagging it. And not to mention we've only spent $6 total on eating out for dinner this week. So of course we're going to celebrate all our money saving by eating at Ruby Tuesday's tonight :)

Friday, September 08, 2006

I'm here! I made it!

Yay I made it!! By my calculations we spent a total of 32 hours in the car and/or getting gas. Kristen and I left Phoenix at 3:30 am Friday morning, to Flagstaff in about 2 hours 20 minutes - that's right, I'm a speed-demon. As evidenced by the fact that I was pulled over just outside of Flagstaff and got a freaking ticket. Apparently my tires are just so big they add 5-8 mph or something like turns out I really am a speed-demon. Anyway, it was a pretty uneventful drive up through Albuquerque and then it started raining and never stopped. Actually it might have stopped once or twice in the rest of the drive from NM to MN, but not for very long. We stayed overnight in some little town in CO, as it turns out we were about 1 mile away from a correctional facility. Nothing makes you feel safe like a correctional facility... all those guards and all... yeah...

Anyway, we got a pretty early start Sat morning and made it to Des Moines by about 6 and onto Woodbury by about 9:30. It was overall not a bad trip. A lot of time in the car but we had 2 iPods to rock out to so it was all good.

So the move in wasn't the best, but out of 4 moves cross country, I guess I can expect 1 to be bad. The apartment complex did not replace the carpet like they told me they would. They also did not replace all the appliances like I was told would happen. But they did give me a brand new washer and dryer and a new fridge, so that was good. The apartment itself is good. It just stunk when we walked in due to the fact that the former tenant was a smoker with pets. So it stunk. But they replaced the carpet on Tues and it has smelled much better ever since. I'm still not fully unpacked, or even close to it really. I couldn't unpack much before Tues because all the boxes were in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and the big apartment items were hanging out in the garage or the kitchen. So finally on Tues I got to unpack more than just the kitchen stuff.

This weekend Dave and I are going to really get into the unpacking and arranging and just getting it into a livable stage. Then it's errands, errands, errands, movie, movie, errands. This weekend I'll be able to get a new cell phone hopefully, get some apartment stuff I need cause I had to leave it in Phoenix, and we'll get some groceries to start making meals for dinner and having some to take for lunch. I have to start saving some money, so if I can scrimp on eating out that will be good.

Well that's about that. I'm doing good, happy to finally be here, and I've had a great time hanging out with my baby daddy.

Thanks again to Michele and Kristen and Damon for helping me and Dave get my stuff moved in!!