Sunday, March 30, 2008

New Musical

My friend Karen had this over on her blog and I just had to share it with all of you...especially is made by the same people who did that improv in Central Station.

Look at the faces on the bystanders...WOW!!!

There website is and I have provided a link on my sidebar for future references and those moments when you need a little pick me up!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Fortune Cookies

Last night Maddy, Mason and I went out to dinner so their Mom and Dad could have some time together. We went to a Chinese restaurant where Mason pretty much had a plate of fruit (he cracks me up...he gets fruit and not much else every time we go out!) and Maddy had some noodles and a few other bites and then was asking me for ice cream.

At the end of our dinner we got fortune cookies of course, and I was reading Masons to him and Maddy was reading hers. I told Mason that his fortune said "You are the handsomest boy around." and he said, "No, I'm the bestest boy you know!" I agreed wholeheartedly.

Then Maddy was reading hers and we got to talking about fortunes that she got when she was younger (Interpretation: fortunes Auntie Rachel read to her before she could read). Her comment on Mason's fortune was, "I just to get fortunes like that ALL the time!" Meaning that her fortunes (every time Auntie read them) said, "You are the most beautiful Princess around!" She said it like her fortune should be that, and I don't think she has caught on yet that I made up her fortune every time! I love her innocence and belief in herself, that YES she is the most beautiful Princess around!

My fortune last night? "You are pretty" In my opinion....a lame fortune!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

PBR Pics

Here a few pictures from my weekend fun of PBR at the Tacoma Dome! Here I am in my cowboy hat and brand new BOOTS...although I forgot to take a picture of those brand new BOOTS for you to see! But trust me, they are nice. I ended up having to buy a pair of ankle high zip up boots in mens, because my FLAT FAT FEET just don't work in normal cowboy boots! Oh well, you only see the tips of them anyways and these look just like regular boots!

These are my friends Brittany and Jessica Reich. Brittany (She is on the right in the cowboy hat) and I are PBR buddies...we've been to the Ellensburg Rodeo, and to a few PBR events together. What am I going to do once she moves away for school?

This was Jessie's first PBR event. We assured her that she looked "normal"--lol--no purple bedazzled jacket, no bright pink boots to match the shirt, no holes along the side of her fancy pants (yes, these are all observable outfits at the PBR...sheesh...whatever happened to a simple pair of jeans and a shirt!). She said she had a lot of fun and would go again...I think I might have a possible new PBR buddy!

This picture is all the PBR "official" type people getting ready to open the chute for the next bull and rider to come out and see if they can make it 8 seconds. 8 seconds doesn't seem like a long time, but when you are on the back of a massively huge bull who may have massively huge horns it can be an eternity!

And this final pic is of one of the riders doin' his thang! Yeah, I don't think this particular cowboy made it 8 seconds.


If you aren't in to PBR action then check out the video above of J.B. Mauney who rode for 8 seconds at the Tacoma Dome! This kind of bull riding is why I go to watch the original extreme sport!

Monday, March 24, 2008


Wanna hear a little frustration? I'm sure you don't, but you are ever so gracious to listen any ways!

I fell through the loop!

What does that mean?

Well, my school transferred links to our Pre-Clinical Experiences from one website to another. I never saw the first one, and when they transferred they didn't put me into the new one. Why is this such a big deal. Well, these are things that I should have been working on and finished oh let's just say 8 months ago....YES, 8 months ago!!!! So now, I'm scurrying around like a mouse trying to get the initial stuff done so I can get the application part and work on that.

What's even worse? Well, I am supposed to complete 80 hours of observation in a classroom....these are hours I could have done while I lived in CA and actually had one or two weekdays off and it could have been spread out over a longer period of time. Now? Now I have to cram a ton of hours in in a very short time....which means I have to take time off of work! Luckily I have a sister who is very understanding and will cover for me; however, it is a BIT FRUSTRATING!!!!! UGH! To make matters even more complicated is that by the time school has processed everything appropriately school will be almost over.....ughaljfasdklfj! (Yes, that was me typing in a fit of anger/pity)

So, pray for my sanity! Because on top of all this I have to begin preparing for my state content exam in July!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Starbursts and Popcorn

We went to see Horton Hears a Who last night. It was a cute movie. The only part I thought was really cheesy was when they did this whole cartoon (not Pixar type animation, but old school cartoon) portion when Horton was imagining a fight. That was the only part that drew a groan out of me...otherwise...not bad.

However, the greatest part of going to the movies? Well, the kids bought starbursts as their snack and of course we bought popcorn because everyone knows you can't watch a movie in the theater without your hand in a popcorn bag. But have you ever tried the two of them together? Oh, it's like heaven in your mouth!!! First you chew a bit of the starburst (that's the sweet) and then you throw some popcorn in your mouth (that's the salty) and you chew them together!! Oh-la-la!!!

I think I like it so much because it reminded me of eating my Grandma's popcorn balls. Which she makes from a marshmellow creme and jello mix along with the popcorn!

Go on, you know you want to try it! I bet it would work with Skittles too!

Friday, March 21, 2008


No sillies, I don't have amnesia!!!

But there is a new game show called Amnesia. It airs Friday nights at 8pm on NBC! Why do I tell you this?

Good Question!

Tonight's contestant is Shannon Kapp, my pastor from Oceanside, CA! He filmed the show while I was still down in Cali, so we've known about it for months, but they haven't been able to give us too many details! I do know that he won some cash, but don't know how much!

He is one of those people you will actually like to watch. Cuz he is stinkin' funny and has a great personality. Plus, come on...he is a PASTOR on TV and ACTS like one without being "religious"!!!

So go don't have anything better to do on a Friday night (well, ok you might...but do it tomorrow night!)
PS...I was trying to find a picture without Dennis Miller (the host) because I'm not a big fan of his; however, I couldn't find one. So I "borrowed" this picture from NBC!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Strawberry Sundaes at McDonald's

Our work is busy, busy, busy!!! Usually, my sister Shannon will work late and I'll swing by and pick Mason up from daycare on my way home...then she'll pick him up on her way home.

He is generally not a happy camper when he sees me walk through the front door of fact, he's yelled at me quite a few times that he wants his Momma and only his Momma to pick him up from school!

So in order to not hear the crying, screaming and yelling I bribe him. Yep, I'm not afraid to admit that I resort to bribing my nieces and nephews! LOL. Yesterday, I once again picked him up and the bribe was a toy from the dollar store (he decided to buy two nice stick ponies) and a "snack" from McDonalds. A cheeseburger and a strawberry sundae!!

This last picture is my favorite, as it shows his HAMMY side of life. I ask him to smile and he always gives me the cheesiest grins! LOL.

Quick Observation

Why is it that this morning, the FIRST day of SPRING, Sadie (my car) had ice all over the windows? I haven't had to scrap my windows for weeks, and then Spring comes along and here I am scraping my windows again. Doesn't the weather know that it is supposed to be getting nicer and warmer now that Spring has Sprung!!!!???!!!
Anyways...Happy First Day of Spring. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wanted: Rodeo Buddy

I was looking at the Puyallup Fair's website today (you do realize that the Spring Fair is coming next month: April 17-20!!)...anywho...back to the original fair....

I was looking through the rodeo events and noticed that you can buy a season's pass to all five rounds of the rodeo, PLUS entrance to the two country concerts. Chris Cagle will be playing after the rodeo on Friday Sept 5th and Bucky Covington will be playing Sat Sept 6th. The cost for all five rounds and two concerts is only $95! Personally, I think this is a great deal!

However, I need someone who wants to go with me!!! My normal Rodeo/PBR friend Brittany is heading off to college in August. My friend Barbara who sometimes goes with me to events like this will be taking care of her daughter (my friend Holly) who will be having her baby right around there sometime!

So anyone out there want to do this with me? Or do you know any SINGLE, 30 something guys who want to go? :)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Erin Go Bragh!

Happy St. Paddy's Day to all of you who are of Irish descent and to all of you who just like another reason to have green beer today!!! I hope that you are all wearing your green, have found your lucky four-leaf clover as well as that elusive leprechaun at the end of the rainbow. Remember, it is ok to pinch people today (even strangers) if they don't fall in line with the traditional St. Patrick's Day folklore.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

PBR Baby!

Lyrics to Toby Keith's "Gimme 8 Seconds"

I got a good bull roped, I got a brand new bell
I got a hot rod pick up truck she can really set sail
Pushing that red line gotta make that show
Gonna meet my buddies at the rodeo

Just drew myself a mean old bull
We're all smellin' money 'cause the jackpot's full
He's got the fire in his belly and he turns back quick
Son this big devil's got a bag of tricks

Gimme 8 seconds, gimme one more shot
Gimme hell below, gimme strength on top
You gotta be crazy, gotta be insane
To hitch your wagon to a hurricane

Gonna wrap my rope around my gloves real tight
I'm droppin' my hooks down and I'm ready to ride
Say a little pray give a nod and go, stay clean in the middle
'Till I hear that whistle blow

Gimmie 8 more seconds, gimmie one more shot
Gimmie hell below, gimmie strength on top
You gotta be crazy, gotta be insane
To hitch your wagon to a hurricane
Yeah hitch your wagon to a hurricane

Can you tell by the song where I might be going this weekend? That's right, me and my PBR buddy Brittany Reich are headed to the Tacoma Dome on Saturday and Sunday to watch the boys get down and dirty with the bulls of PBR!!! Oh yeah!!! This is one event I go to every year, and I rarely miss it!

To be honest....Brittany actually goes for the sport of it...she is way on top of the standings and money placements. ME??? um, yeah I go for the sport too! The sport of watching so many hunky, hunky cowboys in WRANGLERS!!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Please Pray

Please pray for my family. I'm sorry that I can't go into detail about the circumstances; however, I do know that you can still go before the Lord on our behalf. I can tell you it isn't about me personally but about one of my siblings...which in turn does affect me. I know that I have some fantastic prayer warriors as friends, and appreciate all the prayers that you can lift up for this situation. I can tell you that peace and forgiveness are much needed prayers.

Thank you and Blessings to you and yours!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Fierce...the word of the day!

A big congratulations to Christian Siriano winner of the latest season of Project Runway. This annoying little twit actually pulled it off and won the whole cotton pickin' thing.

Actually, I do think he is a great designer, a bit over the top at times, but innovative and not afraid to take a challenge and go for it! Plus he is ballsy....he said all season long that he was going to win this and watch out anyone who would get in his way. He won a good number of challenges throughout the show, and proved to everyone that this 21 year old (the youngest ever Project Runway winner) that he can get it done!

Now for those of you who don't watch this show! Fierce is Christian's way OVERUSED word...from clothes, to hair to attitude to how you simple look at him....most everything is FIERCE!!!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sun, Glorious Sun

Oh what a wonderful day to walk out of your house and see the SUN shining bright and warm on your face. It makes me feel as if winter really is coming to an end, and that Spring and Summer are on their way! I have to tell you that I really, really, really dislike the cold weather...the wet snow and the fact that I HAVE to wear socks and shoes most of the time. UGH!!! Give me the beach! Give me warm weather! Give me flip flops all year long!!

It truly is a gorgeous day here in Moses Lake. I haven't had to put my jacket on to go to work all week long...granted I'm still doubling up on undershirt and one t-shirt over it, but hey....we are making progress on the weather!!!

Just a reminder: Next weekend is daily light savings...remember to turn your clocks forward one hour before going to be next Saturday or you will be late, late, late for church on Sunday (I'm a dork and have been late before because of this stupid daylight savings thing!....which ranks right up with Leap Year...I DON'T GET IT!!!!).

Have a marvelous week!