Monday, January 31, 2011


No need to send any of those nice people out after me, I'm alive and well

Although, if you did want to send ME to meet the NCIS team, I would totally be okay with that

Just so you know :)

I've started quite a few posts since last Wednesday, but I never had the time to finish I'll get to working on that :)

For today's video, I've got a special treat for you

Mr. Boss Man introduced me to this guy who takes popular music on the radio and remakes them into pure A Capella (that sentence came out all awkward and unstructured...but because it's Monday I'm going to leave it :)

So, without further ado, I leave you the first video out of many that I will show you from Mr. A Capella man :)

He amazes me...he's so talented!! 

Click here if you can't see it

*sigh* I think he's my new crush

(I have to make sure Boyfriend doesn't read this...)

Tonight I'm going out to go shopping for V-Day for Boyfriend...I'm so excited!! I have a really good idea and I think it's going to turn out really cute :D

I'll be sure to show you eventually...but I can't until I give them to Boyfriend because he reads my blog on occasion...

I hope you're all having a GREAT Monday!! Boyfriend got an extra day off of work, so mine's not bad :)


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The did you knows with a twist

I've made an executive decision

Don't look at me like that, it's my blog, I can do what I want!!

I've been seeing lots of friends lately who run out of space on their blog...and since the little post-it note thingies count as pictures, I'm hesitant to use them because I don't want to have to start a new blog, or delete them, or pay, or yada yada yada

So, I will still do "Did You Know"...just not with post-its :)

Did you know...

That tomorrow is my day off????????? I'm not excited at all... :D

My quiet world at work is about to end....this winter it's just been me, Mr. Boss Man, and Mama Smurf sometimes and it's been soooo nice. However, I was informed today that today was the last day of my I'm glad I get a day to mentally prepare myself...

In honor of the upcoming Chinese New Year, I figured I'd do some facts on that :)

*The Chinese people age a year together. Tradition holds that on the seventh day of the new year, all people in China become a year older

So...what about birthdays? Do they age two years altogether?? I don't think I would approve of that...

*On the fifteenth and final day of the Chinese N.Y. celebrations, the Chinese Lantern Festival is observed. Almost all members of Chinese families walk the streets with lanterns, marking the end of festivities and gorge on traditional dishes

I'm all for 15 day long celebrations and food!!

*The "tsujiura senbei" is a kind of fortune cookie associated with New Year festivities at Shinto Shrines. It's unique name comes from the fact that it contains a tsujiura (I dare you to say that 5 times fast...) (a writing that tells one's fortunes) inside a senbei (Japanese crackers). This Japanese food is centures old.

If it's that old....maybe people shouldn't eat might make them sick

*During the C.N.Y festival only married couples give "Ang Pow"s, red envelopes containing money to buy holiday treats, to their kids or relatives of their younger generations instead of giving presents. Following a popular superstition, the money in the red packets always totals up to an even numbered amount and never an odd numbered amount because the latter is usually associated with funeral money. Also, the money should never add up to anything with the number 4 in it, because 4 in Chinese sounds like the word 'death'.

Ummmm....I approve of the money...and I approve of the even amounts of money...but not adding up to anything with 4? That's kind of weird

*During the Xia Dynasty, the C.N.Y was traditionally said to have begun with month 1. In 221 BC, the first emperor of China Qin Shi Huang changed the beginning of the year to month 10. But in 104 BC, Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty again established month 1 as the beginning of the year.

Too many changes...I'm getting dizzy...

*In ancient China, bamboo stems filled with gunpowder were burnt to create small explosions in the belief that the loud sound drove away evil spirits. The burning of firecrackers in modern-day China still maintains this age-old custom.

Forget evil spirits, that would just be fun!!

*Most people take at least a week off from work and visit their home towns or villages. Everything is closed for at least three days (New Year's Day and the two days afterwards) - even stores that normally stay open for 24 hours. Before and afterwards the roads, trains, and airports are packed with people trying to get home and back. 

I'm not a big fan of holiday traffic, but I would love a random week off!!

And, last but not least...

*You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television

Sounds like a perfectly good reason for me to sleep more!! :D


p.s. facts found here and here

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dear letters...

It's Tuesday again, which means I'm linking up with Dazee for her Dear... letters

Dear Friends,

This is my 200th post!! I should buying something new!! :) When I do, I will be sure to share pictures :)

Dear Friends part 2, 

Can you, by chance, see the new fonts I have? Like my pages? They're supposed to be written in a kind of cursive. Or my blog archives? They're new fonts blogger has as options in the editing part...and Peach can't see it in her browser, but I can see in on mine and another one at work...


(that being said, Boyfriend thinks it's because Peach has an older version of IE...she has IE 6, according to if you have another browser, maybe try it in that? I'm just really curious now is all...thanks!!) 

Dear Mr Boss Man,

Remember how you thought today was my day off and not Thursday? Can we rewind to where you still thought it was and send me home and give me two days off?? Please??

Dear Mother Nature, 

Thank you so much for your gift of snow today!! I loved it, it was beautiful!!

Dear Puzzle, 

I have been staring at your pieces for I don't know how long and I've decided your bottom half is going to take me a LOT longer than the top half...

Dear Economy, 

I hate you. I hate that you are making life difficult for millions of people in the world. But when you mess around with the one of my best friends...we are truly on the war path now!!

Dear Accounting Jobs in Utah County,

One of you needs to have a position open up so that said best friend's husband can get another job

Dear Not-Paid-Bill Fairy,

Do you think you could wave your pretty wand and make the bill that Boyfriend's dad put in Boyfriend's name that he supposedly never paid go away? Cause it's making Boyfriend look not so great and he can't get a loan...

Dear iPod touch,

Thank you for not really being missing...and for not being hurt or damaged or lost or stolen...I promise I will not accidentally forget where I set you down ever again!!

Dear Friends part 3, 

Okay, it's my new bed time so I need to go sleep :)



Here is the video from Boyfriend and I 

We had lots of fun making it, so you better have lots of fun watching it!! ;)

This one's for you Dazee

Click here if you can't see it and want to

Yes, I know I look like a freak and am really weird...I'm used to it, so you need to be as well

Happy Morning!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bad YouTube!!

Boyfriend and I had a special video to post for you today...but YouTube is maintenancing (yes, it's a word) its site, so a. it's taking forever and b. it's in read-only mode, so it won't be viewable

Of course they had to do maintenance the one night I want to upload a video...

Anywho, I'm going to share some spam I've received recently that I found entertaining and I'll share the video tomorrow :)

Numero Uno:


Am sorry i did not inform you about my trip to the UK for a programme.
I really hate to ask, I need a favour from you and its really urgent. I misplaced m
y wallet were I kept both money and other valuable items on my way to the hotel I lodged,
 I should have called you to explain better, but as it is right now I am strapped , I don’t  even 
have a phone or  means to place a long distance call right now. Can you please kindly urgently
 assist me with a soft loan, to enable me sought out my bills and get myself back home will be 
needing about $1900,but I would really  appreciate whatever you can afford. I know I can 
confide in you and you have my word; I will refund you as soon as I return I promise. 
Please let me know If you can be of assistance,so that i can send you details on how to send 
the money directly to me.


I'm sorry you didn't inform me either and I really wish you would have called me so that I could have laughed in your face instead of doing in over the internet. Besides, I would need more than a days notice to scrounge up $200 for myself, let alone $1900 for a complete stranger. Did you misplace your grammar as well as your wallet?? Cause you seem to be struggling with that as well...

Number Dos:

The Problem Is Finally Fixed

Dear amanda We are so sorry for the inconvenience but it has come to our attention that you have signed up for one of our free giveaway sites and through no fault of your own the information you had submitted to us has not been getting back to us correctly. The reason for this is that nowadays there are so many versions of Windows, not to mention MAC and
Linux operating system, and each one of them has Internet Explorer, Firefox, Flock and so many other browsers it's hard to keep track of them. We see that your name has been on our list to be shipped out for sometime now, but we have not been successful at shipping them out. We have recently contracted with Microsoft to resolve these compatibility issues. as an apology for taking so long to get these out to you we will be adding a substantial upgrade to your package. We know some of you are receiving tickets and some of you are receiving vacation packages. This is strictly for the sole purpose of getting your shipping information correct so you will receive the package you signed up for. As an additional courtesy and not to disappoint our customers we will have a representative call you, not to sell you anything, just to confirm you will be getting the correct package or tickets you signed up for. As a bonus all packages will include an extra day at Disney for the wait you had to endure. You will also receive confirmation email with our new website information and toll free telephone number should you have any questions about your vacation.

So all that's left for you to do now is to go to our Official Winner's Site, fill out a small form notifying you that you have received this official notification email.
Congratulations, Winner's Site
Terry Alexander
Official Disney Host 
Getaways Tour & Travel, Inc

You have received this message in response to your prior sign up at one of our sister sites.
To cease future mailings and you would like to be removed from our database 
Other you can write us at: Unsubscribe PO Box 522144 Longwood, FL 32752

Oh wow....I am SO glad the problem is finally fixed!! Now the only thing we need to fix is your head.... While I would LOVE a trip to Disneyland, I would never accept it from the likes of you. And I use a different browser than ANY of those you listed, so you fail. Just so you know

And, I saved the best for last:

Hello honey!! I am for a good mature man.

As for myself, 
I am a pretty Ukrainian lady.

Are you fond of Ukrainian ladies??

We are not just pretty and clever, but very tolerant as well..

Ukrainian ladies? esteem family and tend to be with their beloved ones a great
deal of right time..

It's right time
to meet each other!

I'll be waiting for you on international marriage site. Bye dear!!

International Marriage Agency

First off, who told you I was a man? I know sometimes I sound like one, but come on...

I did meet some very nice Ukrainian ladies in Spain once...does that count as being fond of them?

I'm glad you tend to be with your beloved ones a great deal of right time, I'll be glad to point some out to you when I find them

I think you're wrong, I think it's wrong time to meet each other...I'll let you know when I think it's right time

Bye dear!!

These people make me laugh...they do get very creative with what they send!!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday words

I feel like it's been ages since I've posted here we go :)

"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it."

- Mary Wilson Little

"I only know two pieces; one is 'Clair de Lune' and the other one isn't."

- Victor Borge

"Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing."

- John Erskine

And the word of the day is: homograph

A word of the same written form as anther but of different meaning, whether pronounced the same way or not.

"She would pronounce the English word with a real fear, and found its close French homograph absurd, stupidly naval and military." has such interesting sentences with their words...

I hope you all had a fabulous Sunday!!


Friday, January 21, 2011

When I ruled the world...

I was able to drink hot chocolate all the time and have a money tree growing in my yard and own all the slippers and sweatpants I wanted

Oh wait, that didn't happen...

Anyway, I got my first award of the year the other day!! 

My friend Powdered Toast Man over at 'Just the Cheese' must think I have worthwhile things to say on occasion and gave me this wonderful award

Thank you PTM!!

So, the award comes with some questions, and here I go answering them:

Question #1: If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you aren't anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously, so that you could be anonymous now?

No, I don't blog anonymously...some days I wish I had, but most days I'm happy with the fact that people know me

Option B: Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side:

Well...mine isn't really's very much outer. But, an example could be from my post yesterday about the dude....Boyfriend considers it stubborn that I wanted my food even though they closed and the guy was mentally handicapped...


But seriously, come on!! It was ridiculous!!

Okay, sorry, moving on...

Numbero tres: What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?

Bushy eyebrows that REALLY need a waxing...

Section 4: What is your favorite summer cold drink?

Water or apple juice...I know, I'm boring, but you should have all accepted this by now

Choice 5: When you take time for yourself, what do you do?

Depends on the a book, work on my puzzle or cross-stich, read some blogs, take a nap...

Option 6: Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life?

A lot of the world, build an amazing library, get married one day, go to Hawaii, buy an actual desk for my computer...

Thing 7: When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?

Ummmm...well I would consider myself...I loved most of my teachers, so maybe that would make me a teacher's pet? I was kinda shy though too....I don't know. People that knew me in HS? What do you think??

Coisa 8: If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see?

When I lived in Spain...that was definitely one of them

Cosa 9: Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people and events?

I'm comfortable writing about everything and anything...I do try to keep it light and always be happy, but that doesn't mean that some days I won't be...I am very much myself in what I write

The Big Daddy 10: If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk to someone on the phone, which would you do and why?

No offense to anyone out there, but I would definitely choose the book. I'm such a book worm and I don't make enough time to read as it is, so any extra reading time is great!!

Now, to give it to three blogs I love...

The first one is Julie over at Engine3

She is always so happy and sweet...I just love her blog!!

Next is Robyn over at Life By Chocolate

A girl after my own heart, a chocolate lover who is just fabulous!!

And, last but not least, jayaycee over at jayaycee blog

This woman is amazingly talented and she loves Gilmore Girls as much as I do. What more can a girl ask for? :)

Now, the pictures of my computer are right...


I had blue fans, but Boyfriend was looking for parts for his new computer and found me some purple ones!! :D The pictures don't really do them justice, just trust me when I say they're very purple and very pretty :)

Alright, it's late and I have to get up early

I hope you all had a good Friday and enjoy your weekend!!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sure you'll help me, right over a cliff you'll help me...

I have some Mike and Ikes, a bottle of water, and a blanket to help me tell this story

I switched my day off this week from Thursday to Tuesday so that Boyfriend and I could take a road trip up to the North Country, which in my dictionary is northern Utah...way northern Utah...closer to Idaho than anything else (in my oh so very humble opinion)

The year after I graduated High School, I made the very exciting decision to move away from home and go to Utah State University. Two of my sisters had gone there and I was very excited as they both loved the college immensely 

It didn't end up being my best all...but that's a different story for a different day

It was, however, a VERY good year to discover the bookstore and the fact that USU sells THE best sweatpants AND sweatshirts...I mean seriously!!

And, please note, by sweatpants I do NOT mean the kind with elastics around the ankles...I'm not that kind of girl. I mean this kind:

Well, more or less anyway...the looseness around the ankles is pretty close

Anyway, USU makes the best sweat material because it's in the North Country (that means it gets really cold)

I don't remember when it started, but the 2 sisters and I started making yearly trips to check out the bookstore and see if we could find something new that we liked

Another big part of the trip, for me anyway, was this food called Marv 'n Joe

It's just a piece of homemade bread with cheese, tomatoes, oil...and I don't remember what else

I know, I know...I can just make it at home...but it is not the same thing at all 

Just trust me on that one

Anyway, after the last trip with the sisters, they said (from what I remember) that they didn't want to go again

Soooo instead of being a mean sister and making them go with my anyway, I became a desperate, pleading girlfriend and tempted asked very nicely got down on my hands and knees and begged and he, being the amazing boyfriend that he is, and fearing for his life taking the duct tape off his mouth and trying to untie his hands smiling he said yes

Now, when Boyfriend and I go on a road trip we do it right!! Snacks, drinks, the whole works

This story has become a lot longer than I expected...I'm working on it....

SO!! Where was I? Oh yeah, I was rambling...

Moving on from the rambling....Boyfriend and I got to the bookstore and did some shopping...I found a very nice, very warm, very thick zip up jacket/hoody type thing, a very cool, very pretty, purple I <3 USU cup, AND a travel size Where's Waldo collection book

I <3 Amazon for having this pic for me

The trip to the bookstore was fantabulous and I was very happy with the success that I had there, and I was really looking forward to having the same type of success at the food court area

We ran to the restroom on the way and then headed straight for the food court 

We got in line and there was one girl ahead of us who was waiting for her food

This is what happened next:

Girl: "You can order, my food is just cooking"

I look ahead to see the dude who worked there as he looked back and saw us and then turned his back to us

Me to the girl: "No, it's okay, we can wait"

The guy turns around and I notice that he's slightly handicapped (not a bad thing, just saying)

He said something to me and then pointed to the pastries, but I couldn't understand what he said so I said "Oh, we just want two Marv 'n Joes"

gyj,gkhgjhyttiluiohemdghjdetyu7 jeh n (that was Boyfriend interrupting...)

So he said, much clearer this time, "We actually close at 2:00, but you can have one of these" (this is where he pointed at the pastries again)

I said no and back away very slowly, trying not to seem too disappointed

As I turned around I pulled out my phone from my pocket to see what time it was cause I hadn't realized it was so late

You know what time it said, friends? 2:01

Yes, that's right, one minute after 2:00 and the dude STILL wouldn't help me out

Now, I don't know about the rest of you, but that just doesn't seem right to me

I was raised working in a family business, and our rule was that if we were still there, we served the customers that came through the doors...that's just how it is in my family

So, being raised like that, and then being turned away 1 minute after closing hour? SO not cool

It completely destroyed the rest of the trip for me and we didn't even stop to get Aggie ice cream (the mascot is an Aggie) which is some of the BEST ice cream ever!!

Boyfriend kept trying to console me, telling me that maybe as part of his handicap he had to do things a certain way

I just kept thinking about the Marv 'n Joe that I did NOT get, and the dude turning his back on us and NOT helping us before and turning us away one minute after closing time

Maybe I'm the only one like that...but hopefully some of you feel my pain...'s not even like the rest of the food court was closing down. It wasn't!! He was the only one, he could have easily stayed open for a few more minutes


I'm over it now...slightly...

Boyfriend and I are going to go back in the Fall to get some sweatpants this time and try again...but this time we'll be sure to go before 2:00, no worries

Hence the title of the post. While I was at work that line came into my head, and I could very easily imagine the dude just pushing me right off the edge of a cliff into a barren wasteland of rotting and molding bread, tomatoes, and cheese

I was so so soooo not happy with the situation

However, it was a good day still. Boyfriend and I got to spend the day together, we got to take a road trip which both of us like doing, and we got to listen to Eclipse on CD (we're listening to them so he can know the story line...isn't he a good Boyfriend??)

So there you have it. Next time you own/run a business and someone comes 1 minute after you close, please let them in?? It's more money for you, so what's the real harm??

Okay, I have to go to bed...I know I was going to tell you about my pretty computer, but it will have to wait till tomorrow...I have to edit the picture a little first

The past two mornings I have been so tired I snoozed my alarm for an hour...and this morning it took me minutes to hear it every time it went off, and even when I got up to snooze it I was still mostly I told Boyfriend we had to actually follow through with our plan to go our separate ways much earlier

Which means he is itching to go to bed...which means I need to get off

Prepare yourselves for another scintillating tale...this time it's about teaching technology to the older's great fun :)

I hope you all had a fabulous day!!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Well, I am linking up again with Dazee for her Dear.... letters

So, let's get this party started!!

Dear Mother Nature, 

If you're going to be cold, snow!! None of this pretend flakes every few minutes please...

Dear Dude at the Shop, 

Please learn some true customer service...

Dear Readers, 

I will tell you that story's great fun

Dear Carrots,

I love you. Thank you for being nummy

Dear Body, 

Please don't hate me for eating a red vine after eating carrots...

Dear Puzzle, 

I finished the really pretty, easier part of you the other night/early morning...

shhhh...don't tell...I wasn't up until 1:00 on a work night...I don't know what you're talking about....

It's the rest of you that I'm TRULY afraid of...trees and flowers anyone?

Dear Black Team on The Biggest Loser, 

+9 pounds each???? What?!?!

Dear Fellow Family Members/Coworkers, 

I appreciate the fact that I have the knowledge that I can bring treats to work that I don't want in my apartment anymore, and you will eat them all for me. Like when Boyfriend and I go on a road trip and have too many road trip snack leftovers and I bring a bag of Red Vines to work, I know that you will the whole bag for me and I don't have to worry about them adding to my hips :)

Dear Friends,

The fact that I ate some of those Red Vines doesn't have anything to do with anything

Dear Computer,

You look so much more beautiful now than you ever did before!! I heart you even more than I did before...if that's even possible

Dear Friends Part 2,

I'll share that with you tomorrow as well

Dear Boyfriend,

I promise as soon as I'm done with this post, you can go home and go to bed...I know you're am I...

Dear Internet,

I am searching for something...and I need you to find it for the next time I type it in, could you have it magically show up in the results? Kay, thanks

Dear Friends Part 3,

I need to be done brain is slowly shutting I hope you had a great day!!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Movie Monday returns

For today anyway, who knows what next week will bring 

There is this video that my nieces LOVED and made us watch over and over again...especially little Sami. They would sing it and ask for it every time they were at Mama Smurf's house

So that, my friends, is what has been going over and over in my mind and what I am posting tonight

For those who can't see it Or there? Or you could click all the way over here...either way, it'll all take you to the same place

I hope you all had a good day


Friday, January 14, 2011

Little black rain cloud

I am just sitting here drinking some Alka-Seltzer Plus, waiting for it to click in a little so that maybe when I go to bed I can actually breathe normally and I've come to a decision...

Well, a couple of them actually...first one being that it's cold, so if you'll excuse me I'm going to go get a sweatshirt

Okay, anyway, back to my decision...I've decided that I am no longer a cold girl

You know, the kind that attacks you and makes it hard to breathe? Yeah, I'm not that type of girl anymore

I've decided that I don't like the fact that everything that I eat/drink tastes disgusting and makes me not want to eat anything ever again

I don't like not being able to smell, and when I can smell all I can smell is cold

Example #1: The other at work I was trying to smell a flower that was pretty and blooming, and I couldn't smell it because my nose has stopped working

Exhibit B: As Boyfriend was leaving he asked me if it smelt funny outside...I tried to smell, because that's what my instinct would have me do. But my cold tricked me and made it so I  couldn't answer Boyfriend.

I don't like it that when I lay down at night to go to sleep, my nose all of the sudden plugs up. But when I stand up it's completely clear. Nope, not cool. 

So, Chief Cold Man Wherever You Are, you are no longer welcome at my house. When you come and knock at the door, there will be no one home. And if we are...well we won't answer to you

I will no longer be accepting dinner invitations, party invitations, swimming invitations, or anything else you will be sending my way

So next time you think of visiting, just don't. Do us all a favor and don't go through the effort, because it will not do you any good

I don't like the fact that you make me sound like a man, and that my voice cracks, and that I have to blow my nose every 3 seconds

I don't like the fact that you cloud my head so that I have infinitely many more blonde moments than I normally do

So, with that, I bid you farewell. May you never appear on my doorstep unwanted ever again

I know I shall not miss you. You, of course, will miss me. It's in your nature, you can't help it. Plus, I am such a fun girl that you would have to miss me's unhelpable (yep, it's a word, I said)

I've heard there are meetings you can go to for these kind of addictions, so good luck with that

Farewell evil cold, may I never see your ugly face again

Now I just need this letter to work and to not have a cold when I wake up in the morning...I'll let you know how that goes


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Paul Anka

The title of this post has really nothing to do with anything...besides the fact that I'm watching Gilmore Girls again

I have spent all afternoon downloading fonts for my computer just cause I was bored with what I had

I found all of these free font websites...and an adobe program that I want...unfortunately it's out of my price range at the moment...

$2,000 out of my price range...bleh

I took some Advil Cold & Sinus too...I'm a big fan of that stuff

I wrote my first HTML document today as well, which was very exciting

AND!! My computer has 2 blue LED fans in the front, and Boyfriend found purple ones!! So I ordered those today as well :D :D

I also went and ordered new checks, which is always exciting

I went to the mall and bought birthday presents for 2 of my nieces...and they were on sale for $10 each!! Score!!

All in all, it wasn't a bad day off

Last night I hung out with some friends and we ate at Panda Express and made sugar cookies and iced them

We got a little crazy, but it was tons of fun and just the pick-me-up I needed

I went a little crazy with my new camera at work the other day

boyfriend wasn't having a great day...

these flowers are not from my work...I just happened to be at work when I took them

doesn't that look so cool?? I thought so

You might be seeing lots more pictures lately now that I have a real camera... :D

Okay folks, I'm off to bed

I hope you had a good day!!


p.s. let's say that the title is there to warn you that this post was full of random nothings that weren't important in any way, shape, or form...i like that idea