Sunday, April 30, 2006


The Armstrongs participated in their 2nd Cherry Creek Sneak this morning. The weather was much nicer this year than last year. We actually got sun today.

Here is Elijah and Mommy about to cross the finish line. Our stats for the race (5K/3.1 Miles):
Time- 46:31 Pace: 15 min.
#142 for my division (Women aged 25-29)

Here is Geoff about to cross the finish line (green hat). His stats for the race (5 Miles):
Time- 40:30 Pace: 8.06 min.
#62 for his division (Men aged 25-29)

They have professionals taking pictures at the race, but those won't be up for a few days. I'll post them when they are available.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Which House Character Are You?

Which House MD character are you?

You are Dr. Robert Chase. You repress your emotions and almost always present a calm front. You punish yourself unnecessarily. You seem to be charming and friendly, yet you can be dishonest and selfish at times.
Take this quiz!

Quote For The Day

Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always.
-Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Thursday Thursday

One more day until we become a normal family again. :)

Tuesday night, I watched House (AWESOME!). Lisa watched it too, and interpreted something different than I did, so it wasn't a big shock to her to learn Wilson's secret (I gasped). Wednesday morning I watched Scrubs, which I had sort of taped, and nearly cried. It was a combination of them picking the right song for the scene, it was so well done. It also helps that it's my current favorite song. But then Scrubs is always good about picking great music.

Wednesday night's tv was Top Chef and....dun dun dun! Stephen got the boot!

Today I had my last Mom To Mom. It was our farewell brunch, I brought devil cookies.

After much thought, I think I will return to MTM next year. I do value the friendships I made there, and I hope to continue them over the summer. I already have one coffee date scheduled for tomorrow, and another one will be in May. here's a picture of my group, minus Temple (on vacation) and Denise (just had a baby).

Tonight, I was able to have a long phone call with Athena. Yay! It was just like old times (B.S. - Before Stephanie). I hope we can do it again really soon. There is always so much to talk about, and now we get to add Mom stuff to it. After I got off the phone, Elijah and I crashed the Building Brothers meeting. I told them I would, but I don't think they believed me. It wasn't quite what I thought it would be, and Geoff, I don't think I'll do it again. It was too manly for me. (I'll tell you about it tomorrow)

Tomorrow, I'm going to go for a walk. Having the car this week spoiled me, and I didn't get out much. I need the fresh air, and it's so nice here. I think it's going to rain tonight, which would be nice, I was too hot last night.

I think I'll leave the tv off for the night and just lie on the couch and read. As soon as I finish my current book (which I should do tonight), I'm going to read a book Kelly recommended. It's called The Portrait, by Iain Pears. The premise sounded interesting, and it is a short book.

Speaking of books, Kelly, roman and I brainstormed a book idea while they were here. I keep thinking about it, and it might make a good short story. I may end up jotting some ideas around, but since Kelly clearly has the writing skills, I'll leave it in her busy hands to polish. :) I'm not going to reveal the idea, because you all might steal it! And I could use the money.

I'll close with a quote from this week's episode of House.

House: He is not a saint. He figures out what's going on in people's lives by watching, listening, deducing...
Dr. Wilson: And you're worried about trademark infringement?

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


It took me a while to do this, I had to give it some thought. I'm not even sure if I answered them right. It would be interesting to go over it again in ten years.

The Proust Questions

What is your most marked characteristic?
My sense of humor/quick wit

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

When and where were you happiest?
I've had a lot of great moments,and I know it's cliche, but Elijah's birth and our wedding day.

What is your greatest regret?
There are a few moments I wish I'd made more of.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being at peace with God.

What is your most treasured possession?
My yellow blankie

Where would you like to live?
If money were no object... SoCal, near Kroliks. :)

What is your greatest fear?
Being a bad mom and wife.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I have to pick just one? My struggle with loving my enemies.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
open-mindedness. I don't think it's a virtue at all.

What is your greatest extravagance?
My stain glass window.

What is your favorite journey?

What is it that you most dislike?
bad drivers.

What is the quality you most like in a man?
respecting others

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

What do you most value in your friends?

If you were to come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
I dunno, I would probably come back as someone similar to myself, to learn what I didn't.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
I'd like to be a jazz singer, or a cat.

How would you like to die?
I'd like to not die, but to be raptured.

The James Lipton Questions

What is your favorite word?

What is your least favorite
so many to choose from...patience

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
a perfect moment

What turns you off?

What is your favorite curse word?
I guess the one I say the most is the S -word. (no not sword)

What sound or noise do you love?
Elijah laughing.

What sound or noise do you hate?
nails on a file.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
given that I don't really have a profession, I'd love to be a singer.

What profession would you not like to do?
anything with math.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"well done my good and faithful servant"-Matthew 25:21

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Quote For The Day

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
-Abraham Lincoln


Happy Happy Joy Joy!
Doug, Kirsty & Lillian welcomed Noah James to their family on Saturday. Everyone is healthy and doing great. We're so happy for you, and we can't wait to meet the little man. He's so cute!

Noah James Herbert
Born: April 22, 1 am
Weight: 7 lbs, 1 oz
Length: 20 in

Monday, April 24, 2006


Since I'm playing single mom this week, I'm filling my evenings with reading some books and watching Soap. It's so funny!

I have been trying to find the right words to share with an anonymous reader, who apparently visits here to get info on someone other than me. Cyber-stalker, get over yourself. She's not coming back, she's in love with a wonderful man, and doing creepy things... doesn't win a woman back. Trust me!

I won't say the internet isn't good for finding people, but it shouldn't be used for evil. I have found and reconnected with a few old friends. If nothing else, I've been able to get a recap on their lives, and that's where it ends. If you read this blog, and you want to say hi, by all means do so. I won't promise we'll be tight friends, but I will respond to your email. :)

I had a great weekend, despite having to say goodbye to Geoff. Kelly & Roman were so much fun to hang with. We played Clue Museum Caper and Trivial Pursuit (Canadian Edition), and we ate tasty food. Did you know there are only two Earl's in the U.S.? One happens to be beside Park Meadows mall.

It was a hot weekend, and today it snowed. We are suppose to get back to warm weather by Thursday.

I'll close with a quote from Soap.

Mary Gatling Dallas Campbell: I have one son who's about to become my daughter, another son whom people are trying to kill, I have a lunatic stepson and a dummy living in my home and a husband who won't make love to me. That's not life, that's something by Tennessee Williams!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Why I Love Geoff

Driving to the airport early this morning, I looked out on the open space.

Melissa: Hey, I just 4 baby deer. 4 fawns.
Geoff: aaaaay.

(if you don't get it, then that's why you aren't married to Geoff and I am. It was hilarious to me)

Friday, April 21, 2006


Congratulations to Amy & Brody on their engagement. Isn't love grand?

Thursday, April 20, 2006

What's Goin' On

Just a few little things to share:

Glen- I thought of you Tuesday night. The patient on House had the plague! I know how fond you are of that disease. It's was gross!

On Top Chef this week- Miguel is gone. He wasn't being assertive enough. Frankly after last week's mix up of salt & sugar, I wasn't surprised he got the boot. But it was almost Stephen! oooh, missed it by that much.

Mom To Mom wraps up next week with a brunch. I had a long talk today with Myrna (who is tight with leadership), and she asked me to give MTM another chance next year. She admitted this year was a lot of fluff, but that next year would be better. She also said she was planning on suggesting me to join the leadership team next year. I'm gonna pray about it. It meant a lot to me that Myrna thought I'd be a good addition to the leadership team. :)

My friend Kirsten (from MTM) wants to get together next week for coffee/lunch/whatever, since her mother-in-law will be in town and she needs to get away. Tomorrow, I'm meeting Temple at Peet's (she's also in my MTM group). She's never been to Peet's, and she likely won't go much after that since she's moving out to Evergreen (that's 30-60 min outside of Denver, towards the mountains).

Kelly & Roman arrive tomorrow evening. They are staying at the Doubletree in Aurora. We are early risers (7am every day) and they aren't so it'll be more comfortable for them. But we're going to get in good cousin bonding time.

I plowed through my first season of Ned & Stacey, and now I'm suffering because they haven't released season 2 (there are only 2 seasons). Sigh. Well, I'm gonna close with a quote from it.

Amanda: "So, uh, what about you, you have a girlfriend?"
Bobby Van Lowe: "Oh--no. You try having a personal life working thirty hours a week, twenty-two weeks out of the year."

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Blah Blah Blah

Thought I'd do a real post.

Had a lovely Easter weekend. Geoff made turkey Saturday night. Sunday we went to church and Pastor Jim gave a super sermon. The music was so-so, I cried when we sang The Wondrous Cross, because I couldn't help but think that Jesus died for all sin. He paid the penalty for my sin, and the sins of the world. And I cry for those I love who either walked away from God, or have never opened their heart to him. All I can do is pray for them.

I can hardly believe April is nearly gone. Geoff is gone next week, and two days after he gets back, we have the Cherry Creek Sneak. Then the following weekend he's gone to a men's retreat. Then it will be Mother's Day. I feel like I'm losing all my weekends! :) It'll be okay, busy weekends can be good.

I have been having problems sleeping through the night. I wake up at midnight, and my mind is racing, and I can't fall back asleep. I don't even know why, it's not even keeping me up with important stuff, just trivial crap. Last week I was up at 5:30am one morning, I couldn't sleep, I felt sick to my stomach and annoyed at the same time. I had to type Geoff an email to get my thoughts out, since he was sleeping. I didn't really get to resolve that issue, but we were able to talk about it, sort of. It was eerily like an episode of Friends.

"did you read my email?"
(long pause)
"So...what did you think?"
"I agree."
(long pause)
"That's it?"

I guess it's true, there wasn't much more to say, but I was glad he felt the way I did. But I hate not resolving things, I hate leaving them out there.

In tv land, I have 2 episodes of Scrubs on tape I still haven't watched. Frankly, I enjoy watching House more. If I had a DVR, it would be different, but since the episodes are on VHS (ugh), I have to go up and watch it on the small tv, and rewind the tape (double ugh). I'm such a snob eh? I'm still watching Top Chef (on Bravo). I think in the end I hope Lee Anne wins. I just can't wait for Stephen to "pack up his knives and go". It's a shame I know no one else watching it, so I have to discuss it with you guys, and you don't know what I'm talking about. :)

I'm gonna close with a quote from Best In Show.

Sherri Ann Cabot: We have so much in common, we both love soup and snow peas, we love the outdoors, and talking and not talking. We could not talk or talk forever and still find things to not talk about.

Monday, April 17, 2006

iTunes Survey

Thanks Roland

How many songs? 5,582

Sort by song title (list first and last):

-II. Adagio Ma Non Tanto - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (For Thy Pleasure)

Zombie Zoo - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Full Moon Fever)

Sort by time (first and last):

Interlude: Let's Dance - Janet Jackson (Rhythm Nation 1814) 4 seconds

Blind Frail - Jars Of Clay (Jars Of Clay) 27:15

Top Twenty Most Played Songs:

1. The Real Sin Savior - ApologetiX (Keep The Change) (13)
2. Smile Like You Mean It - The Killers (Hot Fuss) (12)
3. (What A) Wonderful World - Sam Cooke (National Lampoon's Animal House Soundtrack) (12)
4. Change Your Mind - Sister Hazel (Fortress) (12)
5. Light & Day/Reach For The Sun - The Polyphonic Spree (The Beginning Stages Of...) (11)
6. Trash Day - Weird Al Yankovic (Poodle Hat) (11)
7. Does Your Mother Know - ABBA (Gold) (10)
8. Thunderstruck - AC/DC (The Razors Edge) (10)
9. Everlong - Foo Fighters (The Colour And The Shape) (10)
10. Stacy's Mom - Fountains Of Wayne (Welcome Interstate Managers) (10)
11. When You Say You Love Me - Josh Groban (Closer) (10)
12. Collide - Howie Day (Stop All The World Now) (10)
13. Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang (The Best Of Kool & The Gang) (10)
14. She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5 (Songs About Jane) (10)
15. The Way You Move - Outkast (Speakerboxx) (10)
16. Soul To Squeeze - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Greatest Hits) (10)
17. Banditos - Refreshments (Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy) (10)
18. At Long Last Love - Frank Sinatra (A Swingin' Affair) (10)
19. Faded - SoulDecision (No One Does It Better) (10)
20. Mustang Sally - Los Lobos (Miss Congeniality Soundtrack) (9)

First song that comes up on shuffle?
Answer The Phone - Sugar Ray

Find "sex", How many songs come up?: 15

Find "death", How many songs come up?: 5

find "love", How many songs come up?: 381

Go to your media player and put it on shuffle. Use the first 3 song titles that best answers the question:

What do you think of me?

Can't Stand Losing You - The Police (aw that's sweet)

You Got It - Roy Orbison (oh thank you)

You Make Loving fun - Fleetwood Mac (really?)

Do I have a happy life?

No More Sad Songs - Clay Aiken (yay!)

Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Harry Connick Jr (shucks)

No Diggity - Blackstreet & Dr. Dre (no doubt)

What do my friends really think of me?

You're The Inspiration- Chicago (wow)

Let Down - Radiohead (I hope not)

Hold Her Down - Toad The Wet Sprocket (yikes)

Do people secretly lust after me?

Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown (ok)

Love Me, Love Me - Dean Martin (eep)

Thought I Died And Gone To Heaven - Bryan Adams (ha ha, I knew it!)

How can I make myself happy?

Staring At The Sun - U2 (doesn't that hurt your eyes?)

Empty Me - Jeremy Camp (uh....)

Frozen Puck To The Head - Captain Tractor (ouch)

What should I do with my life?

Sinking Ships - Sloan (does that make me a pirate?)

Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh (guess I'm in the right place)

Breathe - Collective Soul (can do)

Why must life be so full of pain?

Lost Puppies - Veggie Tales :(

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka (tell me about it)

Fire - Pointer Sisters

Will I ever have children?

Call Me - Blondie (what's that supposed to mean?!)

Bodies - Smashing Pumpkins (I think we're heading in the right direction)

Straight Up - Brian Setzer Orchestra

Will I die happy?

King Of Glory - Third Day (sweet!)

The First Cut Is The Deepest - Rod Stewart (the first? How many will there be?)

If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot ;)

Can you give me some advice?

Shake A Toe - Raffi (ok)

Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Smile, Smile, Smile) - Dean Martin (I'll try it)

Feed The Birds (Tuppence A Bag) - Julie Andrews (got it)

What do you think happiness is?

Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones (uh...ok)

Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies (he's a pretty good songwriter)

Flying - Chris Isaak (I'm not keen on flying, but it's faster than driving)

What's your favorite fetish?

John In His Earth Suit - Feeding Like Butterflies :)

The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats (ha ha)

Next To You, Next To Me - Shenandoah :)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

He Is Risen!

Hope everyone is enjoying Easter Sunday!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Melissa's World

I am always amazed at how quickly a week can go by. I blinked and it was suddenly Thursday. Yesterday Nana and I took Elijah to the pool and had fun splashing around. It's been wonderfully warm here, so everyone is getting out on the patio to soak up some rays (except Honey). While at Cherry Creek Mall this week, I thought I'd give Sam Goody (going out of business) one last look. Totally worth it! I was able to buy 2 DVDs, originally priced at $40/ea, for $25. What did I get? Newsradio Seasons 1 & 2, and Ned & Stacey Season 1. Whoo hoo!

Thursday night, Geoff and I finally watched The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. FANTASTIC! It was so captivating, I can't wait to watch it again! Geoff thought it was apropos that we saw it before Easter. I just loved how the Christian themes were not lost in the mix. But it did make me sad for the lost ones in my life.

Not much else to say. Glen & Diane depart Sunday, and then on Friday I'll get to see Kelly. The following Sunday Geoff leaves for the week to Monterey.

Oh yeah, we made a small change to the CA trip, we decided to fly instead of making the drive. Now that the dates are carved in stone, some of you will be getting an email with that info.

I guess I'll close now with a quote from The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe.

Peter Pevensie: He said he knows the faun.
Susan Pevensie: He's a beaver, he shouldn't be saying anything!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Rocky Mountain High

Yesterday we drove up to Estes Park with Glen & Diane. It's a lovely town that merits another exploration. We parked at the Visitor Center, and then headed towards Estes Lake. We saw the lake, took some pics, and then back down the trail to head into town. There is a riverwalk that allows you to view the shops from behind and see fish and chipmunks. We were recommended by some locals to eat lunch at Poppy's, where we had a nice lunch. Following lunch we did some shopping, and headed back to the car. We drove up the road to the Stanley Hotel.

I've been wanting to see the Stanley Hotel ever since I saw The Shining. It's a gorgeous, charming hotel that I hope to save enough pennies to stay at sometime. We grabbed some coffee drinks in the cafe there, and then drove home.

We're having a wonderful visit, Elijah loves having Nana & Grampy to play with.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Happy Birthday Geoffrey!

To my sweetheart, my best friend, a fantastic husband, and a wonderful father. I love you! Welcome to 29!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Miss Me?

Sorry I've been quiet on the blogging front, I've been hanging with my in-laws. Saturday they arrived, and we were off and running with Daddy & Elijah's swim class, and grocery shopping. We spent some time out on our patio with our new patio furniture (I'll try to post a pic soon). Sunday Geoff did his run, and the rest of us did an hour walk in Cherry Creek State Park. Today we went to Peet's and Cherry Creek Mall. Tomorrow is Geoff's birthday so we'll go out to dinner. Wednesday we hope to take the trip to Estes Park.

Busy busy. I got my Mulan DVD in the mail today so we watched that tonight. So I'll close with a quote from that.

Shang: I don't need anyone causing trouble in my camp.
Mulan: Sorry...
Mulan: [in her 'man' voice] Uhh... I mean, uh, sorry you had to see that, but you know how it is when you get those, uh, manly urges, and you just gotta kill somethin'... fix things, uh, cook outdoors...

Sunday, April 09, 2006

36% Girly

Take this quiz and find out how girly you are. (GUYS TOO) Put x's beside each thing that's true. Each x that you put is one percent. Have fun!!

[ ] my fingernails/toenails are almost always painted
[1] during the summer pretty much the only shoes i wear are flip flops
[ ] my favorite toys as a child were Barbies
[ ] my favorite color is pink or purple
[2] i did gymnastics
[3] i love skirts!
[ ] hollister is one of my favorite places to shop
[ ] tight jeans are the only jeans i'll wear
[4] i love chocolate
[ ] i've never had a real job
[ ] my hair is straightened
[ ] i have at least 8 myspace pictures
[ ] i usually go shopping once a week
[5] i love to hang out at the mall with friends
[6] i have a real diamond ring or diamond necklace
[7] i've had at least 5 boyfriends/girfriends
[ ] i've gone to a tanning salon
[ ] i go to the beach to tan
[ ] i have at least 10 pairs of shoes
[ ] i watch either the OC or Laguna Beach
[ ] i change my icon weekly
[ ] i would NEVER step foot into Hot Topic
[ ] my cell phone might as well become a part of me
[ ] i wear eye shadow, *mascara*, or cover up everyday
[ ] i've been or am on a diet
[ ] bathing suits are adorable!
[ ] i dont know the difference between a sheep and a goat.
[ ] big sunglasses are hott
[8] i have gotten my nails done
[ ] i own over 10 purses
[ ] MTV is my one of my favorite channels
[ ] all i want to do at sleepovers is talk about boys/girls
[9] i love to have other girls do my hair
[ ] i give and receive hugs from all my friends
[10] i hate bugs, snakes, lizards, spiders
[11] carnivals are so fun!!
[ ] summer is THE best season
[12] my swimsuit has 2 pieces
[ ] im waiting for my knight in shining armor
[13] musicians are so hot
[14] if you write me a poem or tell me i'm beautiful, i'm all yours
[15] i am self-conscious.
[ ] i cry often
[ ] my car smells like vanilla
[16] my dishes get washed more then once a week
[ ] i dont do sports
[ ] i HATE to run
[ ] i squeal when i am surprised or angry
[ ] i eat dried fruit as a snack
[ ] i love romance novels
[17] Drew Barrymore is so cute
[18] i dance a lot.
[ ] i usually spend over an hour to get ready to leave my house
[ ] i only have like 5 billion hair products
[19] i love to get dressed up.
[ ] every part of my outfit needs to match-for the most part
[20] i talk on the phone at least once a day to my friends
[21]i would love to have a photo shoot of myself
[ ] i apply lip gloss 200 times a day
[ ] i wish i were a model...if i had the right type of body
[ ] i wish i could meet Paris Hilton
[ ]i have been something that was semi slutty on halloween
[ ] i own Uggs
[ ] Hip Hop is the best music
[ ] i pop my collar
[ ] i like to be the center of attention
[22] guys with Mohawks are crazy
[ ] horses are beautiful but i would never ride one
[23] i'd rather not pay attention in school
[24] cats are adorable
[25] i write/have written poems or my own music
[26] i love it when a guy/girl wears good smelling cologne/perfume
[27] i can get very jealous
[28] i would love to visit Hawaii
[ ] Valentine's day is so cute!
[ ] white is better then black
[ ] i wouldn't be caught dead in all black
[ ] my closet is STOCKED FULL of clothes
[29] hate the grunge look of a beard
[ ] i love to read gossip magazines
[ ] i love to gossip
[ ] I had Lisa Frank folders, posters as a kid
[ ] i love Celine dion...
[ ] My bubble baths are 3 hr long
[ ] my wedding only needs a groom it's already planned
[ ] my friends and i are in a strict group. we mostly only hang out with each other
[30] i like kids
[ ] Diet drinks are the best
[ ] i'm all about being vegetarian
[ ] refuse to eat at McDonalds
[31] i check my myspace everyday.
[32] i LOVE life!
[33] i have a lot of jewlery!
[34] claires has cheap jewlery
[ ] my screen names have x's in them
[ ] either one of my my space names has <3's in them
[35] i would never want to be the opposite sex
[36] it's not what he/she said it's the way he/she said it
[ ]i have more than 3 pillows on my bed

Friday, April 07, 2006

Friday's Random Ten

Thanks to Chris and Roland, I've been inspired to post something other than ten random songs. I'm gonna post the ten best concerts I've been to. (Not that I've been to a ton of concerts.) In no order of favorites or dates (since I wouldn't remember dates. Actually I found a stash of ticket stubs in a box in my closet. But I can't be bothered to put them in order).

Tragically Hip - House Of Blues Sunset Blvd (with Geoff)
Smashing Pumpkins - Edmonton Coliseum (with Geoff, Barry & Doug)
Barenaked Ladies/The Waltons - Jubilee Auditorium (with James Harrison)
Rolling Stones/Blues Traveller - Commonwealth Stadium (with Doug)
Collective Soul - Shaw Conference Centre (with Heather & Barry)
Blue Rodeo - Jubilee Auditorium (with Barry)
Our Lady Peace - Dinwoodie Lounge (with Geoff, Barry & Doug)
Captain Tractor - Churchill Square (with Susie, Meghan, Doug & Kirsty) (really I could have picked any time that I've seen CT)
Spirit Of The West - Winspear Centre (with Geoff)
Wide Mouth Mason/Matthew Good Band - Reds (with Geoff, Barry, Doug & Karen)

Honorable mentions go to... Whitney Houston (with my mom), and The Beach Boys (with my dad).

As you can see, I haven't gone to many concerts since I left Edmonton. Mostly due to 2 factors:
1. money and
2. someone to go with.

Reservoir Bunnies

Of course there is cursing. That's your warning. But come on, it's bunnies with guns. It's funny.

Yes, it's true. I am not a big fan of Tarantino. I think he's overrated. But I have seen some of his movies (three to be precise). I don't really care to see any more of his flicks. I won't be swayed.

Life In CO

I don't really feel like there is much going on right now. But someone out there may be interested in something I might say.

The weather has been weird. Some days it's beautiful, most days it's windy (if you read Geoff's blog you know this). I want our grass to be green. The yellow makes me sad. Today it's snowing. Not enough to accumulate, just enough to cover the grass a little. The roads will probably be fine. It's supposed to be back up to 70 and sunny on Sunday.

I am looking forward to my in-laws coming to visit. I feel like I've been in a rut, and a visit will either break me out of it, or make me appreciate the rut. :) I don't mean it in a bad way. I guess I just enjoy having visitors, and miss the company. I am looking forward to going to Estes Park, and having lunch at the Stanley. That is the one thing I want to do.

Geoff's birthday is next week (Tuesday). Since we already had cake, maybe we'll pick up some devil cookies.

House this week was hilarious! I laughed out loud so many times. And big ups to Fox for renewing it for a third season.

I watched Oscar's Best Picture winner Crash last night. It was good. It definitely was an ensemble picture, you couldn't pick out one actor above another. But if you had to, I would have to say Terrence Howard was the strongest. Ludacris was really good in it, that surprised me. I'm gonna close with a quote from it.

Anthony: It's just black people demeaning other black people, using that word over and over. You ever hear white people callin' each other "honky" all the time? "Hey, honky, how's work?" "Not bad, cracker, we're diversifying!"

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 far

do I even need to tell you who I stole this from? Thanks R.

Since the beginning of this year... 2006

1. Have you had a gf/bf?: technically, no.
2. Have you had your birthday?: yes
3. Gotten drunk?: yeah right! no
5. Smoked a cig?: eww
6. Cried?: yes, but it wasn't a big cry.
7. Had someone close to you pass away?: thankfully no
8. Pulled an all nighter?: ha ha ha, no
9. Drank starbucks?: yes
10. Went shopping?: are you kidding? yes of course
11. Been camping?: not yet
12. Been to the beach?: not yet
13. Bought something for over $200? no
14. Met someone new?: yes
15. Been out of state?: yes, went to CA
16. Visited a family member?: I saw Kroliks, and I count them as family so yes
17. Gone snowboarding?: no

In the past month.....

1. Have you had sex?: yes.
2. Kissed someone?: yep
3. Slept in a friends bed?: no
4. Snuck someone over?: no
5. Snuck out of your house?: no
6. Been drunk?: no
7. Lied?: yes
8. Gotten a car?: no
9. Went over your cell phone bill?: no
10. Been called a whore?: heck no
11. drove somewhere?: You mean somewhere out of the ordinary? sure, I drove to Littleton
12. Been away from home for over 2 nights?: nope
13. Seen an old friend?: no

In the past week...

1. Bought something?: bought Mulan on DVD
2. Choked?: no
3.Watched t.v for over 3 hours straight?: yes
4. Been to the movie theatre?: no
5. Been to a party?: yes, we hosted a party
6. Gone skydiving?: yeah right, no
7. Been to the beach?: no
8. Smoked?: no
9. Done drugs?: no
10. Gotten a gift from someone?: my mom brought me chocolate
13. Made a c.d?: yeah, something to listen to in the car
14. Called someone?: I call Lisa several times a week
15. Had someone tell you they like you?: sure


1. Thing you bought?: groceries.
2. Person you hugged?: Elijah
3. Person you talked to?: Geoff
4. Person to call you?: Geoff
5. what does the last text message on your phone say?: I don't get text on my phone
6. last person you saw?: Elijah
7. Last thing you said to someone?: bye
8. Last time you brushed your teeth: last night before bed, I haven't eaten breakfast yet
9. Last time you took a bath?: a week or so ago
10. When was the last time you cried?: a few weeks ago, but it wasn't a big cry.
11. Last time you felt stupid? last week. I can't remember what it was I did.
12. Last time you walked over 1 mile?: Friday

Monday, April 03, 2006

For You Kelly

I am Frylock from Aqua Teen Hunger Force!!
You're the true leader of the Aqua Teens. You are wise and powerful, unlike your teamates, who are always getting into trouble. You keep everyone in line without pushing people around.

Which Aqua Teen Hunger Force character are you??


Sigh. Daylight Savings sucks. I hate missing an hour of sleep. :) But it is nice to have it still be light outside at 6pm.

I had a good weekend. Saturday the boys had swimming, and I was able to do some shopping. Bought the other part of Geoff's gift from Elijah and some Rubbermaid bins to store the clothes Elijah has outgrown. Then we had our bbq Saturday night. The house seemed full with 3 girls running around, and Elijah following them. The ice cream cake was excellent, I forgot how much I love Dairy Queen's cakes. Sunday I worked in the nursery at church, and afterwards Chad & Khara came over and we got chinese takeout. Now that we've tried someplace (it was okay) we should try a different place.

Last night we watched a special on one of the HD channels, it was Jeremy Piven's Journey Of A Lifetime. He traveled to India, because he loves their culture and had never been. It was cool, and part two airs next week. It's premiering tonight on the Travel Channel (in case you don't get DHDTV). Geoff says he'll watch almost anything if it airs in HD.

I ordered Mulan with my amazon gift certificate. I've been wanting to get it on DVD for a few years, and finally decided to do it. It's probably my favorite non-Pixar Disney flick. I hope it's a movie Elijah will enjoy when he's older.

Went to Peet's today for free coffee. They are actually offering free coffee or tea every day this month between 1-3pm. Get yourselves to a Peet's! (note to my CA friends, Peet's is in Newport Beach, across from the big library and Fashion Island)

I'll close now with a quote from Serendipity.

Dean: Yet even in certain defeat, the courageous Trager secretly clung to the belief that life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. Uh-uh. But rather it's a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Happy April Fools Day!

Got this email today, and it made me smile.

April 1, 2006

All of us at HarperCollins Children’s Books would like to extend our sincere apologies for yesterday’s surprising public announcement by Lemony Snicket. We discourage our authors from disclosing the contents of a book so far in advance of its publication -- especially a book as highly anticipated as Book the Thirteenth, The End, which will not be released until October 13, 2006.

As a courtesy to dedicated fans, we thought it only fair to share Mr. Snicket’s revelations in an open forum. Below is the key information revealed by Mr. Snicket regarding the upcoming final installment of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Yes, the Baudelaire siblings’ difficult journey comes to a triumphant end.
Yes, their parents are very happy with their new home.
Yes, Klaus Baudelaire does skip a grade and win a spelling bee.
Yes, Count Olaf gives each of the children a pony.
Yes, Beatrice is actually the hook-handed man.
Yes, they all live happily ever after, a phrase which here means “plus eternity times infinity!!”
Mr. Snicket also revealed that The Beatrice Letters, a collection of personal letters which will be published in September, is full of funny poems and doodles of unicorns.

We hope that none of this information will lessen your interest in Mr. Snicket’s research. Just because everything turns out perfectly in The End certainly does not justify the terrible things that have befallen the Baudelaires over the course of the last twelve books.

Thank you for your support.

Happy April Fool’s Day,

Another Quiz?

What can I say, I steal a lot from Roland. Thanks.

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
"I wonder if I should get a hair cut"

2. When is the next time you will have sex?

3. What's a word that rhymes with "DOOR"

4. Favorite planet?

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your mobile?

6. What is your favorite ring on your phone?
The Mozart ring (my phone is old)

7. What shirt are you wearing?
Billy Joel

8. Do you "label" yourself?

9. Name the brand of shoes you're currently wearing
no shoes

10. Bright or Dark Room?

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey:
Roland is cool, and I wish we could hang.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
trying to fall asleep

14. What did your last text message you received on your mobile say?
I don't get text messages. (old phone)

15. Where is your letter box?
around the corner

16. What's a word that you say a lot?

17.Who told you he/she loved you last?

18. Last furry thing you touched?
Honey cat

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?
I'm too cool for drugs.

20. How many rolls of film do you need to get developed?
I think none, but there might be one from years and years ago lying around.

21. Favorite age you have been so far?
28 was good

22. Your worst enemy?
the devil

23. What is your current desktop picture?
Elijah on a swing

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?
"Elijah is awake"

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly, which would you do?
money. I have a fear of falling

26. Do you like someone?
you bet

27. The last song you listened to?
Just Came Back - Colin James (that was last night)

28. If the last person you spoke to was getting shot at, would you jump in front of the bullet?
I dunno. It's too horrible to think about

29. If you could punch 1 person in the face who's in your life right now, who would it be?
uhhh, I don't wanna say. Actually I don't think I'm angry enough to punch anyone in the face. Maybe in the arm.

30. What is the closest object to your left foot?