Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Is the baby here yet?

I previously announced that I am going to be an aunt. My little sister is 11 weeks pregnant and let me tell you, I cannot wait until that baby gets here.

I've already been...window shopping.
Hatchling Turtle- Cuddle Critter Cape Set  - Newborn Photography Prop
Think I'll save this for when I have a baby:)
Etsy Shop
Super Mario Brothers Three Pack - Baby Shower Gift or Triplet Set
Etsy Shop
Baby Button Boots CROCHET PATTERN (4 sizes included: newborn-24 months) Permission to sell finished items
Etsy Shop
Little Giraffe Hat Crochet Photography Prop Ready Item
Etsy Shop

Made to Order Baby Bear Beanie Newborn or 1-3mo. size
Etsy Shop
Bunny Ear Beanie CROCHET PATTERN (4 sizes included: newborn-3 years) Permission to sell finished items

Etsy Shop

baby super mario onesie
Etsy Shop
I will probably have the cutest niece or nephew in the whole entire world.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thoughts and Prayers

I'm sure most of you have heard about what happened in Norway.

I was going to talk about it, but then I read what The Bloggess had to say and I couldn't have said it any better. So I'll let her do the talking. Click here to read her post.

My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every person affected by the tragedy.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Alice:Madness Returns

I have finally done it. After squeezing in 30 minutes here and 15 minutes there, I have finally beat Alice:Madness Returns.

Now, Fiance is entirely too touchy about how I played the 2nd game before beating the 1st one, but I think he's just mad that I beat Madness Returns before he did.

I very rarely do video game reviews, but this game was so absolutely fantastic that I felt compelled to share it with you all.

Of course, most of you know that I love love love Alice in Wonderland. Pretty much everything about it. The old cartoon movie. The new movie with Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter. And if I remember correctly there was a TV series back in the day. Anyways, I love it all. Before Madness Returns came out, I didn't know that there was a part 1 to the game. But part 2 looked so amazing, I skipped part 1.

This game is dark. Alice is dark. The story is dark. I love it. I mean, look at her.
She's freakin' creepy.

It was actually pretty easy too, but Fiance and I believe that I have a depth perception problem, and this game involves a lot of jumping onto platforms and such that I think are right in front of Alice when they are actually like 10 feet away. I fell....a lot. But other than that, not too bad. She carries around a knife for slicing, a hobbit horse for smashing, a pepper sprayer thingy for shooting and a tea pot for throwing hot bombs at her opponents.

I would get so angry when I had to put the game down. It pretty much hooked me from the beginning. If I had had the time, I would have probably played for hours.

I highly recommend the game to anyone...except maybe children. It is a little...bloody. And when Alice is almost dead, she goes into Hysteria mode and she cannot be hurt, but she looks like this...


Have a great weekend everyone! Stay inside, play some Alice and beat the heat! :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Don't mess with me Mr. Painter Dude

I was sitting in my office today when the receptionist called to tell me that someone was there to see me.

I walked out to the lobby to see an older gentleman standing there. I shook his hand, introduced myself and he did the same. He was a painter that I had called to give me an estimate on some office renovations, because yeah, apparently I'm on the office renovation committee now. Seriously guys, we are still going through a merger and my new boss thinks that painting the office and shit is top priority. How do people get in these high positions?

Anyways, the guy then looks at me and says, "You're the person I need to talk to?"

Confused, I nodded. I waved for him to follow me to the foyer where the renovations would start. I explained to him that wall coverings had to come off and then painted. He smiled and started doing some calculations in his head and walking around the foyer.

Now, its pretty common knowledge, even in 2011, a woman should always take a man with her to a car dealership or a mechanic as to avoid being screwed over. Well apparently, the same goes for painters.

Am I an experience painter? By no means. Did I do my research? You bet. Did I already have two other painters quote the same area, the same walls? Damn right I did.

The guy looks at me and says, "I'll send you a typed up estimate on our letterhead, but you're looking at about 8,000 for the whole thing."

I kinda stared at him for a minute.

He continued with, "Well we not only have to strip the wall covering but we'll have to plaster the walls and then do a coat of primer."

Which I actually knew, because the previous two paint companies told me the same exact thing.

I smiled, stuck out my hand to shake his and said, "I appreciate you taking the time to come out here for me, but don't bother writing that estimate up. We're not interested."

His jaw kind of dropped a little and then he said, "Lady, that's a good price."

"Not for me it isn't. I had two companies come out here and quote it for half the price."

Then he did the shameful head shake and frown. "Ok, I'll estimate it at $4,000."

"That's quite alright, Sir. Thank you again for your time." I turned around and walked back to my office.

He could have probably went to $2,000 and I would have still said no.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Super Duper Excited!

I know every blogger says that they have the best readers, but I'm pretty sure mine are the best. When I got home today, there was a package waiting for me. I opened it up and saw this beauty.

It's a journal! And inside was a wonderful note that says,

Best Wishes for a Wonderful Life Together

Thank you so much to Teresa from The Middle Side of Life. You have no idea how happy this gift made me, especially after the Monday I had!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Tips for a fun weekend.

Jumble Mashers! Oh how I have missed you!!!

Sorry for leaving you guys hanging. I could give you a TON of excuses like my new boss is a psycho maniac and I am either going to take up drinking or beg a mental institute to find me a room with padded walls because of him. But no, I'm going to give you a list of things you absolutely should not do while drinking. Fiance and I had a little get together over July 4th weekend and for the first time in probably a year, we got a little too intoxicated. (I'll blame that on my psycho boss) The acts in blue were Fiance, the ones in green were the both of us and of course, the pink ones are all me.

1. Do not under any circumstances think that it's a good idea to vomit into a mesh clothes hamper. Trust me, the vomit will go all the way through and soak your floor along with all the clothes. 

2. Do not start playing a drinking game right after you just finished beer pong and lost. Getting really drunk on top of being really drunk will result in act #1.

3. Do not try to pee outside after act #2. There is a good chance that while you are trying to squat, you will fall. Walk your drunk ass the twenty yards to the house.

4. Don't tell one of your drunken guests that just two days prior to the outside party you are hosting, you saw a black bear near your house. They will either A) Freak out or B) Go looking for it.

5. Do not climb a tree with no shoes on....or with shoes on for that matter. Just don't do it.

6. Do not update your Facebook status. Especially if you are going to complain that all of your friends that didn't come to your party suck.

7. When your Fiance is "dropping it likes its hott" do not laugh at her when she falls and say, "It must not be that hott."

8. Do not "drop it like its hott."

9. Do not lean back in plastic chairs. Actually don't do this sober either.  The chair will either break causing you to tumble backwards or in your drunken state, you will just fall backwards on your own.

10. Do not walk around half naked in the wee hours of the morning after you've invited your guests to sleep over.

Now, with these tips, go enjoy your weekend!