Sunday, July 22, 2007

I'm Grinning from Ear to Ear!

I can't help it!

I just saw a stage production of this...If you have an opportunity, I highly recommend watching the movie on the Disney channel. (Its on as I type.)

I have to say, the movie Hairspray is also a must see.

Singing and dancing and so many cute people. It just makes you smile! : .) Wheee!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


You say it's your birthday
It's my birthday too--yeah (Karen sings here : .)
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party.

I would like you to dance--Birthday
Take a cha-cha-cha-chance-Birthday
I would like you to dance--Birthday

You say it's your birthday
Well it's my birthday too--yeah
You say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

(I wish I knew how to insert music!)

Its my "SoulSista's" birthday today! Send her some mad love!!!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

The Longest Weekend Yet!!!

(Updated below.)

I took the vacation, I've been hangin' for 4.5 days now with nary a care. A lotta lounging, aqua jogging, and creating been goin' on.

(Why I'm writing like this, I have no idea, channeling someone maybe. Oh wait, maybe its because I finally fell asleep at 4:41 am this morning, only to wake up at 7:56 am, just in time for step class, YIKES!!!)

I have like a ton (well, not really a ton) of stuff to post, but I'm too lazy at the moment to walk 4 feet to plug into my scanner, so I'll leave you with a bit of eye candy. This is the ohsohot Dr. Steve. I think you can guess why I like going to my physical therapy/cracker appointments. Better yet, he's not only nice, but sensitive too. Oh, annnnd he plays HOCKEY!!! sigh.

"Meeting the man of my dreams and then meeting his beautiful wife. Isn't it ironic, doncha think?"

Go to Nudge-Nudge for a looksee at the weekend art.

Monday, July 02, 2007

“They tried to make me go to rehab, I said no, no, no…”

Actually, I said, “yes, yes, yes,” but it sounds much more soulful and rebellious the way Amy Winehouse sings it.

I’ve been lax in my blogging again lately, so you’re gonna get a long one. You don’t need to admit that you only read thru the 5th sentence : .)

I Hope the Magic Doesn't Wear Off Anytime Soon

Today I did my 2nd aqua jogging session. “Aqua jogging” you say? More therapy/rehabilitation as prescribed by the hot Dr. Steve. I recruited a coach in the form of MadRetz, who after witnessing the clipping on of the dorky-looking aqua jogger belt (yes, I had to buy more equipment), directed me thru correct form, body angle, arm & leg action for aqua jogging. Leg action described as “stomping on grapes.” I think I like that analogy, I can fantasize about drinking wine instead of the pain in my butt and the fact that I still can’t run.

Aqua jogging aka grape stomping, supposedly burns 3.5 more calories per minute (for a total of 11) than running on land, because of the flailing, um, I mean water resistance. And its non-impact too. The perfect exercise. Terrell Owens used aqua jogging therapy to maintain his fitness and heal his broken ankle and he was ready to run to the end zone in SuperBowl XLI in 6 weeks. (I’m a sucker for a good story, obviously.)

Coach Mad cracked the whip, uh, encouraged me thru my first 25 minute session. She’s a great coach! In my never ending quest to find a physical activity that Mad & I can share, I kept mentioning how great this exercise was, how easy, and suggested she get an aqua jogging belt and join me in the pool. (I promise to never tease you for looking like a dork while wearing the belt!) At least this didn’t get me "that look"

Weekend Art

Go to Nudge-Nudge to see Skully Love and my Ode to Starbucks collage. I also worked on an acrylic paint collage, but I made that into cards and they’ve all been sent, so you can’t see that. Skully Love was inspired by the set design in Avril Lavigne’s song/video Girlfriend on YouTube. If you wanna, you can see it here. Warning: Explicit lyrics!

A Bug Only a Mother Can Love

My work related trip to Chicago went well. Can you believe that I actually volunteered to manage someone else’s meeting, especially since I hate to fly and since I have to go back there in September? Crazy-ness. Fringe benefit of the trip was the cicada experience. The local cicadas (Magicicada septendecim, Magicicada cassini, and Magicicada septendecula) are on a 17 year cycle and they were emerging from hibernation while I was there. They make this insane noise, 'cause there's like 5 million of them alive at once. There was a park across from my hotel and I went over there to photograph the bugs and all the hairs on my body were standing on end from the sound they make. I had the heebie jeebies soooo bad, but it was a totally cool experience. They come out of the ground as nymphs and shed their exoskeletons, so there are all these adult cicadas and the exoskeletons are attached where ever they emerged, like on a tree trunk or a plant. The exoskeletons don't fall off. It was really creepy/eerie.

The End - Finally

Last of all, leaving you with a picture of Alex, Sis’s older bro, in his first San Jose Junior Taiko performance. He’s so serious : .) I got the best grin when I complimented him on his form and told him how cool he was because he pounds on drums, even if he's sportin' that funky headband, but I think that's a taiko thang.

Infected by the Meme Vector - Again

I'll play, I'll play!!!

Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone else up one place. Then, add you name to the bottom spot, like so:

1.Mike's Homefront
2. What I Know for Sure
3. green butterfly
4. Willow Grace
5.Trying to Grab Some Happy

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Probably being miserable in my marriage, working three jobs to keep us afloat. Honestly, I don't remember. I think I blocked it all out!!!

What were you doing one year ago?
This week one year ago I was doing art (hummm, how predictible), building a fence, trying on wetsuits in 90 degree weather, training for my first triathlon (sniff).

5 snacks you enjoy:
1. ice cream
2. pear flavored jelly bellies
3. popcorn with tons of real butter
4. toast with butter and current jelly
5. white cake with butter cream frosting (I see a "butter" theme developing)

5 songs you know all the lyrics to:
1. Its a Small World the Disney version : .)
2. Bring Me to Life by Evanescence
3. You're the One That I Want from the Grease Soundtrack
4. Don't Stop the Rock by Freestyle
5. Spring Love by Stevie B

5 things you would do if you were a millionaire:
Am I a multi-millionaire? These are not in any particular order...
1. donate to multiple charities
2. buy a house (in Colorado)
3. travel around the world
4. adopt some kids
5. start a socially redeeming/environmental business/service organization

5 bad habits:
1. spelling words incorrectly (its almost as bad as writing in text message lingo)
2. beating myself up incessantly
3. obsessive scrapbook material hording
4. eating when I'm not hungry
5. being a perfectionist

5 things you like doing:
1. finding adventures
2. playing with kids
3. running
4. running
5. working out

5 things you would never wear again:
1. wallabies
2. polo shirts (because of working at Home Depot)
3. nylons
4. mini skirts
5. those blouses that make you look pregnant, unless I get pregnant.

5 Favorite toys:
1. laptop
2. digital camera
3. iPod shuffle
4. the internet
5. dental floss (its very versatile)

Tag, you’re it! You wanna play, you know you do!!!

A Dark Day

My favorite San Jose Sharks player signed with Colorado this weekend.
I'm going to Denver to become an Avalanche fan.