Friday, May 29, 2009

Sugar Scrub, incomprehensible Mandarin Chinese, and Artemis Fowl

Today was very busy. Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, laundry (which isn't done yet), Dr. appointment, getting (old) new computer set up...
I thought, I need a break!

My beautiful sister Jen gave me a gift card to a nail salon for my birthday so today I went and got a


It was mah-velous. My feet and calves got sugar-scrubbed, de-calused, oiled, and even hot-rock massaged. I had to put my book down (currently reading the 2nd book in the amazing Artemis Fowl series), so I could sit back, close my eyes, and just soak in the blissful pampering. Then my toes got treated to some serious beautification.

Cute, or what?? I don't usually get flowers (or sparkly little gemstones! which you probably can't see very well, but I have them!) when I get pedicures. It was so much fun! A much needed little bit of TLC for me!

Thanks so much for the gift card Jen!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lake Trip and my attempts at Wakeboarding

Me and the in-laws went to Roosevelt lake this Memorial Day weekend. It was so lovely! The weather was GORGEOUS, the lake was calm, and my loving hubby and our dear brother-in-law saved us all from the wrath of the humongous wolf spider. (okay, i know those things aren't dangerous, but seriously, the thing was nasty).
Here are some pictures from the trip

My hubby
what a stud. woo!

SIL Miss B doing a cannon ball

My niece little A "driving" the boat. (It's actually being towed behind the truck. We were heading back to the cabin and most of us rode in the boat)

My husband giving me some wakeboarding pointers.
And here is one of my attempts at wakeboarding.
This is the closest I have ever gotten in my entire life. If you look carefully, you can see the look of glee on my face because I actually got up for about a milisecond.

And this.... I'm so sorry, I just HAVE to brag.... this is my incredibly talented husband showing us how it's done.

Yeah, baby!

Thanks again to the S-fam for a fun weekend!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I no longer have hair

I have pulled it all out.
because of two words:
I spent two days and a ridiculous number of hours and gas mileage shoveling through piles of utterly revolting crap.
Like this:

And this:

I'd like to get a tankini, but because of the shape of my voluptuous body, if I ever bend over it's "HEY! CRACK KILLS!" plus the fact that I'm a little, er, well endowed up top, so those cute little halter-tops everyone wants nowadays (and they're on EVERY tankini known to womankind) leaves me spilling out.

So I figure, okay, how about a nice one-piece, right?


Apparently this is a "one-kini"
BARF!What is this world coming to???

I'm sick to death of horrible swimsuits! It's either string bikini, "crack kills," abomination number three, or this:

Um, excuse me, I'm not eighty.
I apologize if um, ahem, you have this swimsuit are are, in fact, not eighty either.

Top it all off with the fact that I'm trying to match a swimsuit to swimshorts I spent a fortune on last summer and I've got a really, really good reason to check myself into a loony bin with the self-diagnosis of mad cow disease.

So with a deep breath, a prayer, and sore feet, I finally went online at and chose this little number. (Not without further online searching of course.)

In my opinion, it's very cute, I won't be spilling out the top, and they're supposed to be extra long to keep the plumber butt to a minimum.
And..... da da da DA! It matches my board shorts. Pretty much. Close enough. I'm done. Done DONE DONE!
All I have to worry about now is a weird tan line but at this point, I don't care if I have "vote Obama" sunburned into my skin. Okay, that might be going a little far. shudder.

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Reasons I am a Geek

Reason number 1:

Show Low, May 2002, I attended the midnight premiere of Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clones.

There was a Star Wars trivia contest.

And I won.

Reason Number 2:

I place Aztec gold from Pirates of the Caribbean on my nose and take a picture of it... (again at a midnight premiere. Note how most oddities of geekiness occur at late hours and when with hyper friends who also happen to be geeks)... and I think it's cool.

Reason Number 3:

At Disneyland, when I get to meet a Princess, I'm more excited than a five-year-old. (Snow White is SUPER nice and so pretty in real life!)

And Reason Number 5:

I spent forever making this.
Nuff said.

These are but few of the many things that make me a proud geek.

HOO-HA for all the geeks out there!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

On this day in history....

In 1940: John Steinbeck wins Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath

In 1955: Grace Kelly meets Prince Rainier

In 1994: The English Channel tunnel opens

AAAAND.... in 1982,

This wittle baby girl was born!


(I'm the blond in the middle)


In 1986, this wittle baby girl was born! One of my best friends, Roguie. (Doesn't she look fantastic in leather?)


By the way, Happy St. George's Day to one and all!!!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009


The Best British Food this side of the Atlantic

Rogue and I went to Shakespeare's British Pub and Restaurant on Saturday and I enjoyed every minute of it. The Pub is located at Dana Park in Mesa, on Val Vista and baseline (where Molly Brannigan's used to be).

The interior is just the Irish pub it used to be, but with British Flags decorating the place. A real Brit pub is a little smaller, more cramped, dimmer inside, but the dark wood paneling, the cozy tables and tall windows made me feel like I should be seeing the streets of London outside instead of Arizona palm trees!

And the food was simply scrumptious!

Highly recommended. Jolly Good.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Saturday again

Ooooohh.... I quiver with excitement at this perfectly MAH-velous simple joy.
I'll give you a hint:

Bangers and Mash, Bubble and Squeak, Cornish Pasties, Fish and Chips, 'Allo, Love...


A British Pub FINALLY comes to Mesa!

I'm so going to go eat there today with my dear friend Rogue. I'll leave a review on my next post...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Flair Friday again...

So sorry I haven't been posting much. I really should do it more. I know how much my audiences are awaiting my every word with nail-biting anticipation.

Oh well. You people are just going to have to put up with me.

Here's our Flair of the Week:

Oh, I'll do it.... believe me I will.... MWA HA HA HA HA!

Here's another one. I'm going to include it in today's Friday Flair because it has to do with the first one and because I find it so funny.

Ain't that the friggin truth??

:) Writing is so fun. I like it.