Lights, lights, lights!

I enjoying looking at tacky Christmas yards. I even hope to have one someday.

Great blog:



Greatest website ever!


... well, maybe not the greatest ever, but it's super cool!

I think I need to ask for a Orlancago t-shirt for Christmas.


How Soon We Forget

4 weeks ago ... I found the very last gas station selling gas under $3/gallon.

2 weeks ago ... Gas prices are disturbing me, as I pay $3.03 to fill up - my first time EVER paying over $3/gallon.

Today ... I got a little giddy as I saw the local place lower prices all the way down to $2.98. How exciting is that?!? How soon we forget ...


Happy Black Friday!!!

I went to Super Wal-mart around 9am (somebody offered to take me at 3:45am, but that was a little nuts even for me) this morning. They had some stuff that I wanted for myself on sale. And since I'm on "vacation" (in Missour-A) visiting Jonathan's parents, for some reason it's ok to splurge.

In their ad I had made a list of things (none of which I needed): $4 crock pot, $4 chopper, $60 sewing machine, $50 pots and pans set and $159 digital camera.

They still had the 2 expensive things: sewing machine & digital camera.

I hee-haw'ed back and forth, and decided to purchase the sewing machine. I don't have a sewing machine (not that I sew much), so that was my reasoning. I already have a digital camera - so I'll wait until mine is broken to buy a new one.

Luckily for me, we stopped at ANOTHER Wal-mart on the way home (not a "Super" Wal-mart). They still had the $4 kitchen appliances. I decided that I didn't really need a $4 chopper, and the crock pot was really tiny. Although the pot would've been really sweet for chips & dip or something small.

However, I did see a large crock pot for only $15! Bingo!

So now I have 2 giant boxes to take home with me from Missour-A.

Happy (official start to the) Holidays!!!


The ultimate insult!

So yesterday I went with Jonathan to his hockey game.

If you are unfamiliar with hockey, each player has an enoumous amount of equipment. Any body reading this blog could EASILY fit into a hockey players duffle bag. They are enoumous.

Anyways, he asks me to watch his enoumous bag of stuff while he goes to the bathroom. So I'm standing in the hallway, right next to a huge bag.

A kid (although he looked about 35) who was there for the "open skate (aka: jr. high/high school hot spot)" asks me, "are you a hockey mom?"

(in my mind) "What?!? Do I look old enough to have a hockey playing child?!?"

In my defence, I was looking pretty crappy ... but still ... OUCH!


It's only 11/11, but . . .

. . . I have my Christmas stuff out.

Well, not really "out", but I did get it out of the garage. I unpacked everything, and it's laying on the floor in the spare bedroom.

Next weekend I'll be busy (working OT), and the weekend of Thanksgiving I'll be in Missouri. That's normally the week I would put everything up.

So this week was really just "prep" for when ever I put it up for real.

I just feel like it's too soon ... but I'm excited!


Happy Halloween!

That's all I have!



Friday: slept until 10am

Saturday: slept until 10am

Sunday: slept until 11am

Life is good!


Drive Safely!

Yesterday at work I had to drive over to the Wedding Pavilion and drop off some paperwork.

Exiting off the highway, I see a bunch of cars pulled over and people running around.

I thought about it for 2 seconds, and then pulled over myself. I thought maybe something cool was going on, and I didn't want to miss that!

Unfortunatly, it was not something cool at all. It was a white car, in a deep ditch full of water, 80% submurged. There were 5 guys in the water, splashing around.

I just stood there stairing for a second, then I figured all I could do was call 911. They already knew about the accident.

I stood there for another 2 minutes, listening to a woman screaming, and watching the 5 guys splashing around. Just then I realized that somebody must still be in the water.

I'm literally watching somebody die right now.

I couldn't stand there any longer. I had to get in my car and leave. It was a very creepy feeling.

It was all over the news that night. Luckily, I didn't watch anybody die, but 2 kids are in critical condition in the hospital.

Follow the speed limit everybody! Especially on exit ramps. Be safe.


Baltimore Blog – part 9

Lucky number 8!

After putzing around the convention, we headed back to the waterfront for some lunch. We’re in Baltimore – home of crab cakes and seafood … so I ate a huge slice of pizza and Jonathan got Subway.

We had 1pm Camden Yards tour tickets (I should’ve tried to sneak in!). It was Jonathan (Cardinal’s fan), me (Cubs’ fan) and 23 Boston Red Sox fans. And our poor tour guide – the only Baltimore Orioles fan on a Baltimore Orioles ballpark tour.

We saw the dugout (we got to sit in it - AWESOME!), the press box and the announcer’s area, the luxury boxes (which we had already seen at the game) and a party box that you can rent out.

As we were in a luxury box, Terry Fancona (Red Sox manager) was hitting some balls to some players. It was a casual batting practice 5 hours before the game. All 23 Red Sox fans started yelling, “HEY TERRY, HIT IT UP HERE!!!”

To my surprise, Terry Fancona actually acknowledged their cries, and started swinging right in our direction. Unfortunatly, it’s nearly impossible to hit a ball in the luxury box. He came close twice – the balls went in the section below the luxury box.

Our tour guide went to go find the balls. He came back with 1. Now was the hard part – which one of us would get the ball. There are 23 hungry Red Sox fans foaming at the mouth! One girl whipped out her driver’s license to prove it was her birthday, but the tour guide ignored it. He decided to write a number on the ball, and the first person to guess it would win.

Luckily he started asking numbers near me. Some bonehead in front of me picked #20. WRONG. I was next!!!! Now, any baseball fan who grew up in the 80’s, and is in Orioles territory knows what number to pick. This is Cal Ripken country baby!

I proudly guessed, “8?!?!?”, and he handed me the ball. SCORE!!! I think I even let out an embarrassing victory “yipee!”, and hid my ball in my purse.

I am now the owner of 2 Major League Baseballs!!! And I didn’t have to go thru any bodily harm to get this one. (the 1st ball hit me on 1 knee, and bounced over to my other knee).

Up next – This is the longest trip report ever!!!


Baltimore Blog - part 8.5

In the Baltimore Oriole's dugout.

More on this later . . .

I thought their Oriole bird mascot (who's name is "bird") was a cutie.

View from the pressbox.

Fight! Fight!

View from when you first walk into the stadium


Baltimore Blog - part 8

"It's Don Rosa Day!"

Jonathan woke up very excited! It was actually quite adorable. He was finally going to meet Don Rosa!

If you’ve never heard of Don Rosa – he is the author and artist behind the Scrooge McDuck comic books. I believe he took over in the 80’s? The Scrooge McDuck comic have only had 2 men behind them – Carl Barks, who created Uncle Scrooge and all the duck characters (except for Donald, and maybe the nephews???). When Carl Barks passed away, Don Rosa took over. I’m sure that little autobiography is way off. If you’re really interested (actually, it is quite interesting), just wikipedia Carl Barks and Don Rosa.

After taking the slow train to the Baltimore Convention Center (which is right across the street from Camden Yards – that was awesome), we walked into NERDS-VILLE, population: A TON OF PEOPLE! The line to get tickets was huge (we already had them), and the line to enter the convention was huge!

I stood in line while Jonathan went off to see why everybody had a wristband. My line started to move. As I wound my way up and down the convention center hallway, Jonathan wasn’t back yet. He still wasn’t back. Where is he? By now I’ve almost wound my way into the convention. I don’t have a ticket or wrist band. My line gets to the door of the convention . . . and I walk right in . . . no ticket checker, no wrist band checker. I’m in – for free!!!

(not really, because we pre-purchased tickets)

Man – I rule at sneaking into places.

I finally found Jonathan (who got 2 wristbands), and we ran to Don Rosa’s table. I was expecting mayhem, because there were thousands of people at this convention, and I’ve been to Star Wars weekends. It’s a lot of line waiting.

DON ROSA WAS SITTING BY HIMSELF! Score!!! I couldn’t believe it! So Jonathan got him to sign a bunch of comics he brought. He had Don Rosa sketch old man Beagle Boy. He chit chatted with him. He bought some prints.

All in all – we spent hundreds of dollar to vacation to Baltimore to meet Don Rosa for 15 minutes. Doh! But it was totally worth it!

Up next – lucky number 8!


Baltimore Blog – part 7

“Take me out to the ball game!”

It was finally game time, and I was relieved. My feet were killing me, and I was exhausted. I felt like a pansy, but I just had no energy. I couldn’t wait to sit down for hours at a time.

Of course, we got to Camden Yards at 5pm, and they don’t let you in until 5:30pm. So that was another ½ hour of standing that nearly killed me. Jonathan foolishly wore a t-shirt with Orioles colors, so he wouldn’t stand out. What he should’ve done it wear Boston colors, b/c 75% of the fans were wearing red!

All trip I was excited to buy my 1 souvenir – ice cream in a mini baseball helmet. I buy one at ever game I go to. AND THEY DIDN’T SELL THEM! I couldn’t believe it. Even spring training stadiums sell ice cream in a helmet. I was so bummed.

I drowned my sorrows by signing up to be a designated driver (we were taking the train, so we weren’t driving anyway), which got me not 1, but 2 free sodas! That’s a $7 value at baseball games.

We had seats on the ‘club level’. It was the level where all the luxury boxes were. Of course, our seats were outside the luxury boxes, but we still walked down a long, fancy, air conditioned hallway to find our seats. It was pretty swanky. There were big screen TVs and leather couches in this hallway, along with super nice, clean bathrooms! That club level was where it was at! (still, no ice cream in a mini helmet!!!)

Red Sox 4 – Orioles 0.

Wait at the light rail to get back to the hotel = 45 minute of torture!

Up next – “It’s Don Rosa day!!!”


Baltimore Blog – part 6

“Dive, dive, dive!”

Next on the “things to tour” was a submarine called the Torsk. I believe this was built in the 1930’s or 1940’s. It sunk some Japanese subs in WWII.

The sub was a luxury cruiser compared to the Constellation ship. The guys got to sleep in beds, instead of hammocks. They had cushioned chairs in the cafeteria.

It made me laugh to read that they sometimes showered with condensation off some of the pipes. Each day on the trip, we always had condensation on our water bottles, and we giggled about taking a shower with it.

The only annoying part about being in a sub (besides not seeing the sun for months at a time) was the walk ways between each compartment. They were 1’ off the ground (so you had to step way up) and they were only 4 feet tall. Even I had to duck down, and worry about smashing my shins against the metal.

Next up was a lighthouse. It was a weirdly shaped lighthouse. It wasn’t very tall, and it was very round. We learned that the keepers of the lighthouse had to live on it (this lighthouse was far off shore), all by themselves. That a crappy job!

Last was a US Coast Guard Ship called the Taney. This boat saw action at Pearl Harbor. This ship was pretty sweet! There was a huge cafeteria, plenty of room to move, etc. It convinced me to join the coast guard!

On all the ships, they have an option to eat dinner and sleep on the ship! I think the Taney only cost $35 to sleep on it. We should’ve stayed on the Taney for 2 nights, instead of a hotel. It was right downtown and only 1/3 of the price! Not much privacy, since the Coast Guard-ians slept on bunk beds in a common room – but still! I am pretty frugal.

Up next - “Take me out to the ball game!”


Baltimore Blog - part 5.5

I forgot what photos I already posted, but here are a bunch more. (sure, I could go back and look . . .)

Listening to the audio on the Constellation

Don Rosa & Jonathan

Captain's "luxury" bathroom on the Constallation

Submarine Torsk

Baltimore Blog - part 5

“You take a pee where?!?”

After a delicious lunch of Chinese food, we still had 4-5 hours to kill. We purchase tickets to tour 4 old timey boats and a lighthouse that are docked at the inner harbor.

Up first, the oldest boat of the bunch, the Constellation. I think it was in the Civil War? I know it made a couple slave runs as well. Either way, it was from 1850 or something?

History is definitely not my thing, so luckily this boat had an audio option. We had to carry around these huge devices, and press a number when you wanted to hear something. There was an adult tour and a kids tour. I was all over the kids tour – it was actually quite interesting.

The sailors showered ONCE A WEEK. And they went to the bathroom up on the top deck of the ship – right in front of everybody. That ship must have smelled awful. We were sweating just walking around it. I can’t imagine wearing a uniform, working hard all day, then not showering. And don’t get me started about having to drink sauerkraut juice to ward off scurvy! They also only got to sleep 4 hours a night.

It was surprisingly fun!

Up next – “Dive, dive, dive!”


Baltimore Blog - part 4

“Did we fly into the wrong city?”

I think the light rail was more like a time portal, because we were instantly transformed to Boston, MA, where we continued to stay for the rest of the trip. Since the Orioles were playing the Red Sox for a 3 day series, the entire New England area purchased Boston Red Sox t-shirts, hats and jerseys and flew into to Baltimore.

I mean no disrespect to the people of Boston, but a lot of the Boston men were quite short. (Which I think it cute!)

After a 15 minute train ride, we arrived at Camden Yards (home of the Orioles). We had game tickets for 7pm, and it was only noon. Since we had no clue where we were going, we started walking in search of a fast food joint. After 4 blocks of nothingness, we realized that the Inner Harbor (a place we knew was a hot tourist spot), was in the opposite direction. Back track 4 blocks, walk another 5 blocks and we could see it. A huge, old civil war (I think?) ship in the distance. We had found the inner harbor!!!

The inner harbor was a neat little spot. We ended up hanging out here each day for lunch. Baltimore is known for it’s sea food, so what did I have for lunch. Chinese food! Yum!

Up next – “You take a pee where?!?”


Baltimore Blog - part 3.5

More random photos:

Did you know I know how to drive a submarine?

Look how tiny this ship from the 1800's is! (no accessability kit needed here)Programs! Get your programs here! (and I think the little Oriole bird is just too darn cute!)
Fight, fight, fight!Don Rosa drawing a sketch for Jonathan. It's the old man Beagle Boy. (I don't remember his name).


Baltimore Blog - part 3

“Time keeps on slippin’ …”

We foolishly purchased tickets for the light rail. Not once in 3 days did anybody ever ask for a ticket of proof of payment. There goes $21 down the drain. Although if we were caught WITHOUT a ticket, it would’ve been $500, so I guess it was money well spent.

I calculated that we spend approximately 46.28% of the trip just waiting. Most of that was waiting for the light rail. The only public transportation I am used to is the Walt Disney World monorail, and that does arrives more than once every 25 minutes. It was kind-of frustrating. Although it’s all we knew, so we dealt with it. The train itself was fairly clean, and it was only crowded 1 trip.

Up next – “Did we fly into the wrong city?”


Baltimore Blog - part 2

“Where’s the rest of the room?”

We arrived at our hotel (Microtel Inn & Suites) around 11am. Of course, check in was not until 3pm, but thankfully there was a room available. And it was really close to the lobby (where the free breakfast would be served). Score! This trip was starting out great – a short, sick-free flight and early check in.

You might be thinking to yourself, “I’ve never heard of the Microtel Inn, why did you stay there?” Well, I had never heard of them either, until we saw the hotel chain featured on the TV show Little People, Big World. Matt Roloff sold them his ‘little people accessibility kits’. Neither of us needed a kit, but when we saw that this place had a good rate, we figured, “what the heck!”

When we opened the door to our room, I understood the name MICROtel. The room was tiny! It was a queen (?) bed with about 2 feet around the front and 2 sides. No matter – we were never in the room except to sleep. And the bed was really cozy, and it seemed pretty clean (except for the 18 layers of caulk all around the bathtub).

After changing into a t-shirt (I made the horrible decision to wear pants and not shorts), we headed down to the MTA – Maryland Transit Authority. The locals call it the ‘light rail’.

Up next – “time keeps on slippin’ …”


Baltimore Blog - part 1.5

Some photos to hold you over:Don Rosa - the reason we went to Baltimore
See the green purse I had to buy?
Camden Yards - home of the Orioles
Don Rosa drew the 'blue' nephew for me (Huey?)
The Power Plant - a converted actual power plant!


Baltimore Blog - part 1

Friday, 9/7

“Oh crap – I forgot my _________!”

We left the house at 6:45am for our 8:50am flight. As we arrived at the airport, I realized and said out loud, “Oh crap – I forgot my purse!”

Now, in my mind all I meant to say was, “oh darn – I put my cloth purse in the washing machine last night, and I left it in the dryer. Now I don’t have a purse to carry around all my stuff, and my carryon bag is way to big to be lugging around a city.”

But what Jonathan heard was, “I left my driver’s license at home!” And he knew we had no time to run back home to get it.

When I assured him that I did indeed have my driver’s license and wallet, I just didn’t have anything to carry it around with me; he breathed a sigh of relief. Although I was a little annoyed, because now I was forced by buy a purse or bag somewhere either in the airport or in Baltimore.

Normally it would be fun to buy a new purse, but not when I was under pressure to buy an inexpensive but cute bag. Luckily the Baltimore airport had a store with a fancy French sounding name. I think the name translated to “everything in the store is $10!”. So I bought a pea-green messenger bag made of a strange straw like material. I think this bag will disintegrate if it get’s wet, but it did just fine walking around Baltimore.

I also realized I had failed to pack my glasses. Now, this wasn’t a “I forgot to pack my glasses”, because it never really dawned on me to pack them. I only wear glasses to drive, and I wasn’t planning on doing any driving. But I also wear glasses to see distances – and they would’ve come in handy at the Oriole’s game we were planning to go to. Oh well.

Tune in soon for more Baltimore Blog … up next – checking into the hotel and “where’s the rest?!?”



Facebook - I highly recommend it!


It's like myspace.com, but for adults. And it's not flashing in-your-face pictures and loud music like myspace.

There are also pointless groups you can join. So far I'm a member of "And on the 8th day, God created the Chicago Bears", "When I was your age Pluto was a planet", "OHS alumni" and more!

It's fun to find friends from high school and current friends on facebook - come find me!


7 Dwarfs

Photos from Epcot (from back during the Flower and Garden festival).

Jonathan says that these should be on our Christmas card. "Merry Christmas from Happy (him) and Grumpy (me)."


Has anybody seen that commercial ...

... where that guy is talking sports out of his "you know what?"
"Sure Kobe scored 50+, but can he do that every night? What the Red Sox need is a quality starter!"

Anyways . . . I was in Missouri in June (visiting Jonathan's parents). We went to Grant's Farm, where the Budweiser clydsdales (sp?) live and saw a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium.


Greatest Day Ever!

That would've been Monday, 7/30/07.

Was it because I went to All Star Cafe with Terry and Kerri? Even thought that was very, very enjoyable ... no, that's not why.

It's because, driving home on Rt. 27, I FINALLY made it thru all 3 stop lights while they were green. There is a harmless 3 mile stretch down Rt. 27 with 3 stop lights. Ever since I moved in (Jan '07) I have NEVER MADE IT DOWN 27 with out stopping at least once.

Monday, 7/30/07 I finally made it!!!


S-Z of randomness

• Do you prefer sun or rain?: Currently the rain - anything to save money on the bills. Rain waters my yard!
• Do you like snow?: ROFL!
• What’s your favorite season?: Summer/fall - they are both pretty much the same (Oct - March)

• What time is it?: 8:32pm
• What time did you wake up?: 9:15am - but I went to bed at 1am!
• Who did you last text?: I don't do texting

• Can you ride a unicycle?: I'm going to be cocky and guess "yes"
• Do you know anyone with a unibrow?: LOL - yes! A friend's husband! Why doesn't she say anything to him?!?
• How many uncles do you have?: 6

• What's the worst vegetable?: can I say "all"? No - it's asparagus!
• Did you ever watch Veggie Tales?: Once while subbing for a grade school music teacher. I had to watch an episode 6 times in one day!!!
• Ever considered being vegan?: LOL - this survey is freaking hilarious!

• What's your worst habit?: I'm a pessamist
• Ever been inside a windmill?: No?
• Ever been whale watching?: No.

• Have you ever had an x-ray?: Just on my teeth
• Ever used a Xerox machine?: duh!
• Play the xylophone?: No

Y• Do you like the color yellow?: Yes - I wanted a yellow car when I was in high school.
• What year were you born in?: 1975
• Do you yell when you're angry?: @$#% yeah!

• Do you believe in the zodiac? I like to pretend to
• What's your zodiac sign?: Sagitarius
• When was the last time you went to the zoo?: I was at Animal Kingdom 2 days ago.

A-J of randomness


• Are you available?: No - what a sad statement for single men everywhere (not!)

• What is your age?: 31

• What annoys you?: When people don't return shopping carts.


• Do you know anyone named Billy?: I used to work with a Billy - Hello Billy Miller in Plano, IL!

• When is your birthday?: 12/15

• Who is your best friend?: I guess I "have" to say Jonathan huh? ;0)


• What's your favorite candy?: Man - that's too hard to choose! Skittles, gummy bears, Dots, Mike & Ikes - basically anything fruity. Oh yeah - what are those purple and white things called that taste like licorice? Love those!

• Crush?: Dave Grohl (from Foo Fighters)

• When was the last time you cried?: Watching Kathy Griffin's show (her father just died)


• Do you daydream?: Not too much

• What's your favorite kind of dog?: Pug

• What day of the week is it?: Wednesday


• How do you like your eggs?: not on my plate - gross!

• Have you ever been in the emergency room?: yes

• Have you ever pet an elephant? I don't think so ...


• Do you use fly swatters?: it's called a rolled up magazine

• Have you ever used a foghorn?: no

• Is there a fan in your room?: ceiling fan

G• Do you chew gum?: love gum!

• Do you like gory movies?: love gory movies!

• Favorite board game?: Has anybody ever heard of Picture Picture? It's a classic!


• How are you?: hot and dirty (ok - that sounds sexy, but in actuality, I've been cleaning and doing yard work all day)

• What's your height?: 5'

• What color is your hair?: brown


• What’s your favorite ice cream? butter pecan

• Have you ever ice skated?: I suck at it!

• Ever been in an igloo?: Yes - it's called an Illinois winter when your car door is frozen shut


• What's your favorite Jelly Bean?: BLACK!!!

• Have you ever heard a really hilarious joke?: lamest question ever! Of course!

• Do you wear jewelry?: Just my wedding set. I want to wear jewelry, but I just feel silly for some reason.

K-R of randomness

• Ever been kayaking?: Super fun! But no kayaking in the gator infested waters of Florida!
• Have you ever flown a kite? Who hasn't?!?
• Do you think kangaroos are cute?: Kind-of

• Lions or tigers?: Lions
• Do you like black licorice?: MY FAVORITE!!!
• What are you listening to right now?: Cardinals vs. Padres

• Favorite movie as a kid?: Pee-Wee's Big Adventures
• Ever shopped at Moosejaw?: Never heard of it
• Favorite store at the mall?: Old Navy

• Do you have a nickname?: Nicknames from my past: Am, Ambie, Ambo, Sis, Bee, Beaner, Lovey Howell, Skinny Minnie, Slackender, Ambros E. Burnside
• What’s your favorite number?: 2
• Do you prefer night or day?: day

• What's your one wish?: Not have to work
• Only child?: no
• Do you like the color orange?: yes

What are you most paranoid about?: ???
• Piercing?: 5
• You know anyone named Penelope?: I used to work with a Penelope

• Are you quick to judge people?: yes
• Do you like Quaker Oats? Love oatmeal!
• Know anyone that makes quilts?: Go Terry!

• Do you think you're always right?: yes
• Do you watch reality TV?: TV rules!
• Reason to cry?: Movies involving old people

More Florida ghetto-ness

Driving home today, I pass 2 college kids, hanging out on the side of the road -- underneath a highway underpass.

They were shirtless, sitting on some lawn chairs with refreshments, just waiving at people. I didn't see any cars parked on the side of the road, so I really wonder how they got there.

*cheers* to the weird-os!


Happy Anniversary

Saturday and Sunday was our 6 month anniversary! Where does the time go?




"Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart ...

... I dooooooo!"

We are so freaking lucky that one of the 11 7-11s around the country that have turned into Kwik-E-Marts is near Disney World!

If you know what episode this quote is from, then you are a true Simpson's fan.

We bought 2 boxes of Krusty O's, a 6-pack of Buzz cola, some Radioactive Man comic books and a Squishee!

To quote Comic Book Guy, "Greatest day ever!"


You know your drive home from work is ghetto when . . .

. . . you aren't phased to see:

1. A boat selling fresh shrimp.

2. 5 cars for sale

3. People fishing in a 5" lake

4. A bright orange stalker van selling turtles

5. $10 orchids

6. DVDs $3 each!

7. Tourists peeing (hide your shame!)


House Tour - master bathroom

Aloha again!

Here is a continuation of the bathroom tour.

I painted 2 walls this crazy green color. I'm not super fond of it, but it's growing on me.

I have a little bamboo / pewter thing going on.

I cut some big pieces of bamboo and tied them with raffia to make the frame around the medicine cabinet mirror. And I bought a live bamboo plant that I haven't killed yet!

This shower curtain is from Port Orleans Riverside (a Disney resort). I love it!


This is too darn long ...

... so I'm shortening the heck out of it!

1. When’s the last time you ran? 1 week ago. My stupid left hip is killing me!

2. Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them? In 7th grade they did.

6. Favorite ice cream? Butter pecan

7. When was your last doctor’s visit? LOL! When I got my physical to become a teacher. I'll let people who know me do the math on that one!

8. Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night? 11pm - 7:45am every night!

12. If anyone came to your house on your “lazy days” what would they find you wearing? Not a whole heck of a lot!

15. Do you own a pair of Converse? They look horrendous on me, since I have cankles.

17. Do you eat raw cookie dough? Heck yes!

24. Are you cocky? In my mind I am.

30. Could you live without a computer? I could live without pretty much anything, but that would probably be pretty boring.

34. How many phones, house phones and cell phones are in your house? 2 cell phones

37. Last time you saw your best friends? 10 months ago

50. How do most people spell your name? Howard. The captain who married me even said HOWARD.

51. Would you wear a boy/girlfriends clothes? As PJs I do.

58. Favorite name for a girl? Katie

59. Favorite name for a boy? Scott

67. Do you return your cart? Hell yes! That is one of my biggest pet peeves!

77. Do you know anyone with the same name as you? Every white trash female on TV!

103. Do you go online everyday? Yes


Jonathan and I attended a mini Ratatouie (sp?) party at the Boardwalk a couple weekends ago.

Our goal was to get some free stuff (of course!). Jonathan won a movie poster!

I think this will be the next big summer movie on our roster.

The King!

Richard Petty, aka: The King, threw out the first pitch at a Devil Rays game a couple weeks ago. Luckly Jonathan found out about it ahead of time, so we were armed and ready for autograph hunting.

Easily enough, he hosted an autograph session before the game. Richard had colorful 8X11 photos of him and his car that I got signed.

Jonathan had him sign his little Pixar car of The King.

Althogh I still think Nascar is super lame. Take that mom!


Bling, bling!

Could my face be any redder? (is 'redder' a word?

On a totally different note: I am officially the biggest nerd on myspace: www.myspace.com/acavender308

I need friends!

Old School

Here is a classic photo of my brother and I. I'm guessing this was taken in 1982.

Check out my stylish plastic snow boots, and his rockin' belted snowsuit.

Mmmmmmm ... movie

Jonathan and I enjoy walking around inside the AMC 24 at Downtown Disney looking at all the movie posters. Since it's a huge theater, they always have big cardboard popups of movies.

I was pleasantly surprized to find this display!

It's huge!