Monday, February 26, 2007


I felt like sharing some random stuff.

  1. This weekend I watched that Biography show called Final 24. It gives you a glimpse into the final 24 hours of someone's life. I watched the Hunter S. Thompson episode. Did you know that the S stands for Stockton? It makes me sad that he got in a big fight with his wife the night before he killed himself. It seemed like they had pretty much made up, but not fully. That would be a hard thing to live with.
  2. As you may know I tiled DK's bathroom this weekend. I am COVERED in bruises. I counted 6 last night and that wasn't even a thorough check. I also gave myself a fat lip. I was trying to see if I had shaved enough off the bottom of the door for it to fit back on and I smacked myself right in the face with the door when I lost my grip on it. Luckily the fat lip went down pretty fast and now you can't really tell.
  3. I am happy to report that my nose is getting better. I've had this thing in my right nostril for a few years now. It never bothered me but it seemed like it was a little bit of cartilage coming out of my nose! I told this to DK and Bri one day a couple of years ago and they were like "That's not possible!" and "Are you sure it isn't a booger?" So a few weeks ago it started to hurt and I was getting a lot of nose bleeds. So I was at the doctor for a routine checkup and I mentioned it to her and she was like "Oh - interesting. You have a small piece of cartilage protruding from the whatchamacallit and it seems to be slightly infected." First of all - YUCK! Second of all - Ha ha haaaaa DK and Bri - I TOLD you it was cartilage - it is possible and it is NOT a booger! So the doc wrote me a prescription for some cream to apply to the affected area 3 times daily. That little tube of cream was $50 and that was after my insurance paid for part of it! Son of a bitch that's expensive. But my nose is healing and that is a good thing.
  4. The Wii is really fun. I made a little Mii and it looks just like me! I like playing Duck Hunt, Bowling and Tennis. I want to get Tetris but I am not sure how that would work with the Wii controller. Also it's nice that the Wii makes you active. It's more fun than sitting on the couch and you get a little exercise too. DK is in LOVE with the Wii. I think he is starting to get tennis elbow. I really don't want him to have tennis elbow because it is really painful but it would be funny if he went to the doctor with tennis elbow and he had to tell the doc that he doesn't play tennis - he has been playing tennis on the Wii!
  5. As some of you may know DK's car Kit is at the plastic surgeon's getting a nose job, eye job, and face lift. You can read about that here. I am glad that we have an extra car because then we don't have to rent one. Even at the insurance company’s rate of $22 per day - it adds up fast. We think the car will be in the shop for about a month. They said 3.5 weeks but you know they always run late. At that rate a rental car would cost $682.00! To make matters worse I am sure it would be a Dodge Neon or something like that. Can you imagine paying almost $700 a month for a Neon? On Friday night we met some friends at a bar and when we got home we noticed that someone had hit my Pathfinder (Shadrac) and broken one of the light lenses. Not a big deal, it's going to cost $50 max to fix it but it pisses me off that whoever hit my car didn't come in and say something! I would have probably just asked them for $20 bucks for the part and called it good. Why are the car gods punishing us?

Gym update - 2/26/07

Well, I only went to the gym once last week... BUT... The weekend before last I painted DK's bathroom. It's not a big room, but I did two coats and that requires a lot of squats, etc. Then this last weekend I tore out the toilet, sink, old floor and baseboard. I put down concrete board which is a workout in itself and cut and laid the tile. That took me about 6 hours. 6 hours of hard physical labor. The next day I grouted the tile and replaced the sink and toilet. I also had to hand cut all of the new baseboard and shave down the bottom of the door which is pretty hard work.

So I didn't do so well on the gym but I didn't just sit around on my lazy ass - I worked my ass off around the house and we now have a beautifully updated bathroom to show for it.

This week my plan is to go to the gym 3 times.

P.S. I will post photos of the updated bathroom soon.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


We usually play poker on Tuesday nights. Last night I was the first one knocked out and ON THE FIRST HAND! :( I had a good hand and went all in against someone who I had overheard saying that he was going to go all in no matter what on the first hand so he could double up and stay or bust out and go to another bar in time to get into their tournament. I was hoping to help him bust out but instead I doubled him up. Booooo!

Normally I like this guy - he's pretty nice, but last night he and his friends were being total jerks.

After more people busted out they started up a table to play for fun - no prizes. Mister Meanie was at that table with me. Here's a step by step of what happened. (P.S. the dollar amounts in this story are just chip values and not real dollars.)

  • I was dealt Ace 2 suited.
  • I called the big blind.

  • The flop came 2 2 Jack. So now I have triple 2's!

  • I made an average bet into him - enough that he had to call me but not so much to scare him away.

  • The turn was a 3 - no help to me but I still have a great hand with my trip 2's.

  • He bets $300 or so and I raise him to $600. He calls.

  • The river is a 2!!!!! I now have QUAD 2's!!!

  • He bets a couple hundred more dollars and I push all in.

  • He sits there and thinks about it forever while I egg him on - which is something that I never do but I couldn't help myself since he was being such a jerk and had made a pretty rude comment when I got knocked out of the first game. I'm saying things like: Come on [his name] you know I don't have it - you know you want to call it! Why not knock me out one more time tonight!

  • So with a smirk on his face he says "I am going to fold but I really think I have you beat" and he tosses away his cards but shows a 3. He has a full house - 2's over 3's. There are three 2's and one 3 on the board and he has a 3 in his hand.

  • So I took the chips and said "I think you are wrong [his name]" and flipped my 2 over. Now he sees that I had quad 2's and had him beat from the very beginning.

Oh lord the look on his face! He went from that irritating smirk to totally shocked in a split second. Oh I wish I had a camera or at least a photographic memory!

Someone STOLE Glen, my office plant!

I hope I get him back! I hope the cleaning lady didn't throw him away!

I posted this flyer in the kitchen - his last known location.

Glen has been returned safely! A kind plant lover adopted him because I left him in the kitchen for so long. I am a bad plant mommy. I am going to buy that guy a plant for his desk too so he doesn't feel so sad about having to give Glen back.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Gym update - 2/16/07

I went to the gym on my lunch break and got weighed and measured. I have been to the gym 3 times this week. Since 1/15 I have been to the gym 3 times every week except the week I was sick and I only went once. I haven't gone on any walks like I was planning and I have been following my normal diet of nachos, pizza, pasta and chocolate but I have cut my portion sizes by about 1/3 - 1/2. Just think of how well I could do if I ate better food!

Drum roll please....

Since 1/15 I have lost:

4 pounds
4 inches total off my arms, waist, hips and thighs
1.6% body fat

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Anthony Kiedis Déjà Vu

Yesterday I was driving home from work listening to an old mix tape that I made in 1991 or 1992. Under the Bridge from Red Hot Chili Peppers came on.

I am not sure if you remember that video but in it Anthony Kiedis is running down the street (shirtless I think) with his long man-hair flowing behind him.

I catch some movement out of the corner of my eye and I look over to see a guy with long dark hair (not as long as Anthony's was) running down the sidewalk. It was so funny!

Gym Update - 2/13/07

Damn! I keep forgetting to post the update on Monday. As promised I went to the gym 3 times last week!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Abe & Uno have a baby girl named Onueba!

More Sock Critters

This is another sock critter that I made. I named him Ari Mangold.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Gym Update - 2/5/07

I only went to the gym once last week. I was really sick on Monday and Tuesday. This week I am going to go three times!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Sock Critters

I have been making sock critters in my spare time. I have made about 6 of them. If I know you in real life and you want one let me know.

This is the one I made for Bri. It was the second one that I made. I used those socks with the glove like toes for it.

I am getting better at them and now I even put a little plastic heart inside each one! I also name them all. I'll post pictures soon of some of the other ones that I have made.

February Announcements

Happy Birthday to DR on 2/8!