Monday, July 31, 2006

Finally...Jared Padalecki Picture!

Okay..the resolution on Missies camera wasn't great...but here's the picture we snapped of Jared a little while after meeting him.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Oh Happy Day!

Okay...let me put this in perspective for you.

I woke up this morning with CRIPPLING cramps.

And....after all my crazy traveling the past few months...surprise surprise...I started developing a cold (come on Zicam!).

But I'm having a GREAT day!

Wanna know why??? I stopped this morning at my new STARBUCKS! Which is on my way to work!!!!!!! No more gas station lattes for me! You are all probably thinking I'm crazy...or finally started smoking the wacky weed..... But Harrisburg is SOOOOOOO not what I'm used to and this is HUGE!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says:
"and caught in a garage door mechanism, and I've also lost kittens"

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. what is the first thing you touch?

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?:
the morning news

4. Without looking at the clock, what time do you think it is?:

5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?:

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?:
The guys installing my ceiling fan right next to me

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?:
getting out of the car and walking into my house around 1:30.

8. Before you came to this website, what did you look at?:
The Purse Forum

9. What are you wearing right now?:
Black dress slacks, multicolor striped button down shirt, purple ugg slippers

10. Did you dream last night?:
not that I recall

11. When did you last laugh?:
hm...not sure..that's kind of sad!

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?:
blue and green paint...a few prints of windows/doorways with flowers.

13. Seen anything weird lately?:

14: What is the word most often used in your vocabulary?:
Words.. "that's okay"

15. What is the last film you saw?:
in a theater....superman returns...for the second time

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?:
a puppy...well I would adopt her...but it would definitely be my first spending...then maybe a big huge house with a nice big yard!

17. Tell me some things about you that I don't know:
I used to sing/act in school

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?:
no poverty

19. Do you like to dance?:

20. George Bush:
F'in retard!

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
If I decided I actually wanted to HAVE one...Lucy..after my grandma

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?:

23. Would you ever consider living in another country?
yup...kinda job requirement eventually

9 lasts...
9. last place you were: my car
8. last cigarette: probably senior year of college...that's when I would have had my only cigarette
7. last beverage: diet coke
6. last kind of candy: ??
5. last phone call: 10 minutes ago from a customer
4. last cd played: what is a CD??? Ipod baby!
3. last bubble bath: too long
2. last time you cried: probably in the last couple months before I moved
1. last alcoholic drink: Smirnoff Ice last week on Wednesday

8 have you evers...
8. have you ever dated someone twice: Yes - more than twice!
7. have you ever been cheated on: I think so...details are sketchy
6. have you ever cheated on someone: Not that I was in a committed exclusive relationship with....have had little things here and there when I was just seeing someone
5. have you ever kissed somebody and regretted it: God yes
4. have you ever fallen in love: Yes
3. have you ever lost someone: Yes
2. have you ever been depressed: yes
1. have you ever dumped someone: yup

7 states you've been to.
7. Illinois
6. Wisconsin
5. Missouri
4. Kansas
3. California
2. Washington
1. Pennsylvania

6 things you've done today.
6. Woke Up
5. Go to Starbucks
4. Have a few meetings
3. Drive home from Baltimore
2. Stop at McD's
1. Clean the litter box

5 people you can tell pretty much anything to.
5. Michelle
4. Mandy
3. Beverly
2. Pam (Mrs. Nelson!)
1. Mom

4 places you want to go.
4. Europe
3. California
2. Mexico
1. Australia

3 favorite colors.
3. Green
2. Green
1. Green

1 thing you wish you could change.
Regret is pointless

Sunday, July 23, 2006


So...from the minute I brought home my sweet kitties everyone remarked that Joey looked like Hitler due to his unfortunate little black nose and mustasche. I was just thankful that it was Joey with the mustasche and not my sweet Zella. I'd never seen what is now being refered to as "kitlers" before...but assumed that with black and white cats it must be fairly common. Then yesterday I'm reading my Entertainment Weekly and it mentions the below web site.

And there are LOTS of cats like my I posted his pic...he's showing under "latest kitlers" and is ranked 40 out of 219 for Best Kitler.

Disclaimer: I don't mean any offense by this....Hitler was a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE person...just thought it was funny there's a whole web page devoted to this since I have one!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Blog things...

Orange County

You're rich, pretty, and living a charmed life. (Or you seriously wish you were.)
From Disneyland to Laguna Beach, you're all about living the California dream life.
Just make sure to marry rich - so you don't have to work for it!

You Belong in London

You belong in London, but you belong in many cities... Hong Kong, San Francisco, Sidney. You fit in almost anywhere.
And London is diverse and international enough to satisfy many of your tastes. From curry to Shakespeare, London (almost) has it all!

Your Blogging Type is Unique and Avant Garde

You're a bit ... unusual. And so is your blog.
You're impulsive, and you'll often post the first thing that pops in your head.
Completely uncensored, you blog tends to shock... even though that's not your intent.
You tend to change your blog often, experimenting with new designs and content.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Kinda surprised my percentage is this low.... HMMMMM...

You Are 48% Bitchy

Generally, you're an average woman, with average moods. But sometimes... well, watch out!
Sometimes, you let your mean side get the better of you. And you enjoy every minute of it.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Survey stolen from Krissy

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Open..the cats will just pry them open and wake me up if they aren't already open.

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
Depends on the hotel / shampoo conditoner brand..I do take the soap usually if there's one still wrapped up.

3. Have you ever 'done it' in a hotel room?

4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

5. Do you like to use post-it notes?

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
Used I stopped cutting them.

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
What the hell kind of question is that?


9. Do you always smile for pictures?
Usually. Even though it shows my fat lip...

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?

11. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
Don't sleep with a top sheet...just the fitted sheet and the comforter.

12. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

13. Have you ever peed in the woods?

14. Do you ever dance even if there's no music ?
Not to my recollection.....

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
No...but I used to chew pencils...

16. How many people have you slept with this week?
None :(

17. Do you like popcorn from those big tins?
Love popcorn...but HATE it from those big tins!

18. What is your "Song of the week"?
The whole soundtrack to Wicked....course thats been my song of the YEAR.

19. Is it ok for guys to wear pink?
Guys in pink are is the song Geek in the Pink

20. Do you still watch cartoons?
If they are Disney!

21. Whats your favorite scary movie?
Not really a scary movie fan.

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
Bury it...that baby would be in a safe deposit box!

23. What do you drink with dinner?
Usually milk or crystal lite...sometimes wine.

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
BBQ sauce.

25. What is your favorite food/ cuisine?
Too many choices!

26. What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
The Little Mermaid

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
I got a kiss on the cheek last week from a guy I went on a date with.

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
oh yeah

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
HM...probably about 18 months ago....I got a letter from an old boyfriend kinda rehashing some of our history. Sent him a handwritten response. We always did communicate best on paper....and in bed!

31. Can you change the oil on a car?

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
heheheh...I lost count years ago!

33. Ran out of gas?
No...but I've been close!

34. Favorite kind of sandwich?:
Roast Beef from Jimmy Johns

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?

36. What is your usual bedtime?
Depends on what time I have to wake up!

37. Are you lazy?

38. When you were a kid what did you dress up as for halloween?
My mom was the BEST costume maker.... Crayola Crayon, Rainbow Bright, Minnie Mouse, Harem Girl.....


40. How many languages can you speak?

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
LOTS...cheaper than buying them in airports!

42. Which are better legos or lincoln logs?

43. Are you stubborn?
Oh Yeah...

44. Who is better...Leno or Letterman?

45. Ever watch soap operas?

46. Afraid of heights?
Not afraid of heights exactly...afraid of FALLING!!!! Most of you know why!

47. Sing in the car?
As loud as I can

48. Dance in the shower?

49. Dance in the car?
HEHE yeah

50. Ever used a gun?

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
Senior year of high school?

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
LOVE them

53. Is christmas stressful?

54. Ever eat a pierogie?
Don't think so?

55. Favorite type of fruit pie?

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
Nurse, Accountant

57. Do you believe in ghosts?

58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
All the time

59. Take a vitamin daily?
I should....

60. Wear slippers?
Ugg slippers rule!

61. Wear a bath robe?

62. What do you wear to bed?
Cute PJs...I really like Hue PJs

63. First concert?

64. Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart?

65. Nike or Adidas?

66.Cheetos Or Fritos?

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

68. Ever hear of, "gorp"?

69. Ever take dance lessons?
Does dance in high school gym count?

70.Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
Anything that means he makes plenty of money and doesn't need mine!

71. Can you curl your tongue?

72. Ever won a spelling bee?

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
Don't think so

74. Own any record albums?
Several 45s made their way to my dad's house when I was in college...not sure if they still are sitting in storage there or not.

75. Own a record player?
Its with the records wherever they are....

76. Regularly burn incense?
Nope..prefer yankee candles

77.Ever been in love?

78. Who would you like to see in concert?
Madonna most...but lots of others too

79. What was your last concert you saw?
Chicago and Earth Wind and Fire

80.Hot tea or cold tea?

81.Tea or coffee?
vanilla or cinnamon non fat latte

82.Favorite kind of cookie?
Chocolate Chip

83.Can you swim well?

84.Can you hold your breath w/o manually holding your nose?

85. Are you patient?
God no!

86. DJ or band, at a wedding?

87.Ever won a contest?

88. Ever have plastic surgery?

89. Which are better black or green olives?
Ick again

90.Can you knit or crochet?

91. Best room for a fireplace?
Bathroom..right next to a big jacuzzi

92. Do you want to get married?

93. If married, how long have you been married?

94. Who was your HS crush? kind of continued over from jr high....Nathan...but he was into someone else by the time we made it to high school...despite crazy major flirting through most of jr high.

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?

96. Do you have kids?

97. Do you want kids?
Don't think so...but reserving judgement

98. Whats your favorite color?

99. Do you miss anyone right now?
Lots of people...but probably my mom most right now..she's on vacation and her cell doesn't work!

100. Who do you wanna see right now?
Anyone from IL or CA!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I ain't saying she's a gold digger....

You Are Not a Gold Digger

You go out of your way to take care of everything in your life.
Including money - which you've got plenty of, thank you very much.
And you have no intentions of being a trophy girlfriend for some bald guy.
Just make sure that hottie you met isn't scheming to be your boy toy!
As a successful woman like you knows, gold digging goes both ways these days.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Weekend in LA....Part 2 the wedding...I won't bore you with the details (they aren't that exciting anyway). I will say...Mandy looked BEAUTIFUL! Michelle and I were SO happy she went with the dress we'd picked out for was definitely perfect for her. And I got to meet Mandy's mom finally...hard to believe after 10 years that was the first time...but that's what happens with us crazy girls from all over the country!

We got off the yacht at 11pm and headed back to the hotel to crash. We slept in a little Sunday morning...and then we were Hollywood this time.

We somehow found free street parking like 1 block off Hollywood Blvd..and at the end of the street so I didn't have to risk getting boxed in! We wandered the Walk of Fame until we came upon Graumans Chinese Theater. While we were browsing the tour opportunties a woman from the tour company came up to us...pointed out 3 tours..and said forget about the while we were deciding she grabbed my arm..dragged me up to the ticket booth...and gave us a discounted price. 10 minutes later we took off for our Celebrity Homes Tour.

I was skeptical at first..thinking they'd take us to a bunch of HAS beens...or point out where people USED to live. But it was actually a great tour. I was surprised ... a lot of the houses aren't nearly as large as you would think they would be. At least...what we could see. Most of the big time celebs have their properties so you can barely get a peak of the houses. We were stunned by the amount of paparazzi outside the Cruise/Holmes mansion waiting to get pics of baby Suri. There were probably 20 cars. We saw a few paparazzi at a few other places...but that seemed to be the big one. Two hours later we finished our tour. Got a picture of the Hollywood sign..and were back in the car.

We decided to head over to the Grove to grab a bite and kill some time before heading to LAX. Our options were limited with Michelle with we opted for Cheesecake Factory..since we know she'll eat there. While we were waiting downstairs for a table..I heard some rumblings about folks from American Idol....while I probably wouldn't have known that's who they were if someone hadn't said something...I did recognize them when pointed out (probably from all the entertainment magazines I read!). was Buckey and Elliot. And people were going crazy. We got seated and then saw that we were like 15 feet away from them....and got to watch everyone (wait staff, managers, and fans) going CRAZY over them. After a while Chris from American Idol joined them. Then people REALLY started going crazy! We hurridly finished our dinner (we weren't that impressed and it was starting to get annoying) so we could take off.

Now this my FAVORITE part of the weekend.....

We walk over to Bath and Body Works...and I realize right way its the time of year when they bring back old canceled scents. I'm a HUGE fan of flowering herb. In fact...that shower gel is all I used for like 5 years. And when I heard it was being cancelled I TOTALLY stocked up on it...I swear I still had some 3 years after they stopped selling. Now in past years they've brought back the LOTION during the sale...but never the shower gel...UNTIL now! So I grabbed like 6 bottles of shower gel. As I was walking up to the counter I hear someone say to me:

"You know, you should just buy some stock in the store!"

I immediately recognize the voice...and cannot believe it. I look up and there's Jared Padalecki looking down at me....I mean WAY down...he's HUGE! I calmly respond:

"No you don't understand...I LOVE this stuff! And its been gone for years".

He just chuckles at me. Then as I'm putting all the bottles down on the counter to pay he says to the girl behind the counter:

"Because she's buying so much of that you're going to through in one of the big pails for free right?"

We all laugh. The teasing continues for a few more minutes..and he wanders away following his mom who he was out shopping with. Missie comes over to check out and I point in out...and she also freaks. Then while she's checking out the girl behind the counter tells us that the sale goes until like July 9 so we can come back and they'll have more in. Suddenly I hear from you know who:

"Wow...If you use up all that shower gel by July 9 I'm gonna be SO impressed!"

More laughing ensues. Then Jareds mom puts some stuff down on the counter...and while she's checking out a few more things....Jared opens up a zippered case and asks his mom what was inside it. She responds that its a manicure set. Jared says:

" don't want to just use my stuff?"

How cute right? Missie and I chuckle and I throw out there:

"No...she wants her OWN manicure set silly!".

Then we say our goodbyes...and walk out of the store KICKING ourselves for not asking for autographs or pictures...but we were having so much fun with him...we didn't want to risk spoiling it.

Now later on that evening we did spot him again walking around the shopping we did snap a picture from further away...our thought was...even if folks didn't believe we TALKED to him...they won't be able to deny we SAW him. I don't have a copy yet from Missie because she was only in Peoria a couple of hours before heading off to Miami...but I will post it when I get it!

After that .... it was back to LAX for the girls...and the hotel for me so I could rest up for my early flight.

And that was my weekend in LA!