Friday, September 21, 2012

Awesome, lame, PICKLES!

I don't really have anything to say this week...

Which is why I didn't post on Monday or Tuesday

Wednesday I didn't have time

Thursday I was sick on my couch most of the day with a migraine and nausea

Today I'm still a little bleh...but at least I'm at work instead of half sitting/half sprawling on the couch at home...

So, today is just going to be full of random ramblings...

Like how I wish the people that I work with aka my family would be OCD in ways that I am OCD...

Take the light switches, for example

I feel like the main light switches should be down when the lights are off and up when the lights are on

And I'm sure to them it's just a convenience thing and they flip the switch where they are

But it really bugs me when the switches are the wrong way...especially when it's a whole row of switches and only one of them is off

Sometimes I'm in a big hurry so I just let it slide

Other times I'll take my time and fix them

I know, I'm pretty sad

And I'm pretty sure my family will now think I'm even more pathetic than they already do

Oh well

The truth was bound to come out sooner or later

Remember how I said we sell fish?

Well I open the store every morning (except my day off, of course) and part of my job assignments is to feed the fish

Is it sad that feeding them reminds me of spicing a dish?

Sometimes I have an out of body moment and pretend I'm a famous chef in a 6-star restaurant (yes, that is how awesome I am)

And I'm throwing in some thyme and oregano and basil...

And then I get splashed by one of the fishes with their dirty water and the wet, nasty reality comes back full force

I am so far from being a 6-star chef it's not even funny

The other day I was on Facebook...or Pinterest, one of the two, and saw an image that was being passed around that had a quote from one of the actors on One Tree Hill and it made me wonder if the screenwriters ever feel slightly jaded and unrecognized

I'm sure there are some that don't, but there might be a few out there that do

And it made me wonder how it would be if we had their names by the quotes instead of the actor/actress who said them

"First you were all like "woah", and we were like "woah!!" and you were like "woah..."

What are you talking about?

You, mini-man, taking on the jellies. You've got some serious thrill issues dude!!"

...I was going to say instead of Albert Brooks and Andrew Stanton (aka Marlin and Crush) it would say Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, and David Reynolds


Looks like I picked a poor example


Oh well, you get my point

One last thing

I got an email telling me that today is the 25th anniversary of Where's Waldo and to celebrate the Empire State Building is going to light up in red, white, and blue

And my first thought was: "Seriously?? I'm older than Waldo?? How is that even possible??"

I seriously thought Waldo had been around longer than that

Apparently not

In honor of Waldo's birthday, I was going to do another Where's Waldo, but....

I don't have any that I haven't already done

Guess that means I'll have to order a new book

One more one last thing

I have to change the name of my blog

Now that I'm becoming Mrs. Fiance, it's not just my little corner of the blog world

It's our little corner

Also? Fiance doesn't speak Spanish

So I should probably come up with something in English

I know, incredibly boring

But it's not just about me anymore

Which means I need to change my design again

A new chapter of my life is beginning soon, so I think it's only fair for the blog to have a new look and a new name

Lots of changes coming up

I don't want to leave you without any pictures...

That would just break all of the rules of the blog that is mine

Not speaking of which, I don't think Fiance has written on the blog since he has become Fiance....I'll have to work on that

Okay, I'm off in search of a picture to post on this here post...

Ask and I shall receive!! :)

My niece was drawing something that she told me was a surprise

And that surprise was for me

A few minutes later she told me she was writing me a note and that it was in Spanish


Who knew I had such a talented niece!!

I'd say she was a prodigy

So, here's this note:

She's just amazing :)

I get to go to a bachelorette party for one of my very good friends tonight who is getting married 2 months and 2 days before me


So, I have to go get all prettied up and girled up

So, I'm going to let Fiance end this post.

Fiance random ending: So this is my two cents. 
I would like to point out that I hate the heck out of politics and would like to never hear another word about any piece of government. There's not many things in this world that I don't like but this happens to be a subject that I cannot stand. When baby sister talks to me about politics I can only nod and say, "Whatever you say dear." I could not possibly care any less about it to be honest. 
The only thing I hate more than politics is the complete MORONS that want to talk about it all the time and bash each other. As if there wasn't enough hate in this world, OH wait lets add more by making everyone despise each other by the fact that they like something about a portion in politics. I would rather die than argue over the things that some politician says they stand for. We all should know by now that they never have and never will live up to what they promise. If they get anywhere close to what they say it was by some major fluke.
This brings us to the current situation where we vote for a good guy that has made mistakes or we vote for an idiot that we have hated the entire time that he's been in office. I'm one that will always believe that voting for a president is like choosing between getting a root canal on every tooth in your mouth with no sedative or having screws drilled in each and ever bone in your body and being forced to endure the pain. It's up to each and every one of us to determine which of these would be the less painful but we have to choose one or the other there is no other options available to us. 

Did you know that I like pickles? They're amazing. I do really like the ones that are super sour. You can feel your mouth pucker just thinking about them. I know you just felt it. Amazing right? I totally agree. ^-^

Always end on a good note and not a hateful or spiteful message. 

Fiance out.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sometimes I hate coming up with a title....

I have already cried today


The first time was when I turned on my computer monitors to check something and noticed that there was a TeamViewer window open, which was weird because I hadn't used it recently

(If you don't know what TeamViewer is, it's a program that lets you connect to other computers as long as they have an internet connection and the program installed. I use it to connect to my computer at home sometimes to look for something when I'm at work....or when I'm at home on my laptop and I'm too lazy tired to get up and look on my desktop)

So I closed it and that's when I saw my whole monitor was taken over by this

It was so random and such a surprise that it made me a little teary eyed

He's so adorable...


Alright, I'll turn down the mush

The other time I cried was when I logged onto Facebook and saw all of the posts for 9/11

Especially this picture

There's just something about seeing the faces...

It makes the victims more real in my mind

Not like they weren't real before, but I'm a very visual person and so being able to see their faces just impacts me that much more

It makes me wonder what their story was and how their families are doing after all these years

Perhaps I'm a little too detail orientated, but I really love learning about people and their lives

I've been trying to avoid Facebook since then, or at least looking at my news feed, because I'm at work and I don't think it would be so great to have the customers walk in and see mascara running all over my cheeks....

They might think I have a black eye and that I'm being abused and that would just create a big huge bundle of confusion I'm sure

All in all I'm just one big bundle of emotion

I got an email last Friday reminding me that there were only 3 months left till my wedding day


That's only 3 months!! 

What I once thought was so much time is quickly disappearing through my fingers

If I was more prepared my fingers would be closed and it wouldn't slip through so fast, but my fingers don't want to close

I know, I know - 3 months is still quite a bit of time

But it's really not for my little OCD brain that likes to have everything organized before the last week

I know, I'm nuts 

You can go ahead and submit my name to an insane asylum

At least I'll be among friends who will plan events a year in advance with me

Because in all reality I would love that much time to be able to plan all of the big happenings that might happen in my life

At least when I get pregnant I'll have 9 months to plan (assuming all goes well)

Think about it though, wouldn't it be awful to find out your pregnant and go to full term and have the baby within 2-3 months?

Most people would probably never get past the morning sickness until they had to give birth

Fast forward a few hours...

I have something else to share with you, but I have to figure out how to get it on here first

And since I've lost my train of thought....

I'll leave you with a picture I took of my nephew today that stole my heart

But of course Instagram hates me and my picture, so I must find a different way to get it on this computer...

Ha!! I knew threats would make it rethink its stubbornness...

I just love that picture

It melts my heart

And now I must go continue my quest to find music for the reception playlist

If any of you have any suggestions, I am open to all of them

Except for maybe rap music

That I'm pretty much closed against

Monday, September 3, 2012

Does meeting someone famous make me famous by proxy??

ps I just met Anita Stansfield!! She came into my work specifically to meet me. Certainly made me feel special!! If you don't know who she is, she is an LDS author that I on her name if you want to learn more about her

Did you know that my last post was my 300th post?? That is just nuts!!

The clock in my bathroom has been on the outs for awhile

(the clock on it's death bed)

I thought it was the battery, so I replaced it awhile ago, but then it stopped working again shortly after

I tried fixing the time and giving it a jump start, but that only worked for so long

Finally I just gave up and left it on the wall and let it die a very slow death

I decided that I didn't need a clock in my bathroom, and didn't worry about

But every day when I got out of the shower it drove me crazy to look at my clock and see it said 5:00 in the afternoon (or whatever it choose for the day) and know that it was 7:00 in the morning

All that would do is make me really sad because then I would want it to be 5:00 in the afternoon so that I could be done with work already....

Anyway, so I went on the hunt for a wall clock

Do you know that's a difficult task?

Nowadays the clocks are all either humongous or really ugly or really expensive

Plus I'm just going to be moving out in a couple of months, so I don't want to get something super nice, just in case we decide we want something else for the bathroom in his apartment

So I was kind of trying to find something cheap that wasn't going to break after 2 seconds, but I had a slight aversion of buying it at Wallie World, and Amazon didn't have anything as cheap as I was hoping they least, within the first 5 pages...after that I decided I didn't want to search the rest of the 5 bajillion pages

Well, a couple of weeks later Boyfriend Fiance and I were at Ikea looking for some lanterns and picture frames, and stumbled upon this

No, it's not the prettiest clock in the world, but it was only $1.99!!

So, I bought it and when we got home I was all ready to get it fired up when I noticed the battery slot didn't look like the right size for a AA battery

And then, I'm afraid to admit, I had a little bit of a blonde moment

I saw that it said it required a 1.5 v battery

And my tired little brain didn't register that that was a AA battery

All it could think of were the lamps that Ikea sells that require Ikea light bulbs, and I was sure this clock was the same

And so it sat on my living room floor, completely discarded until I remembered about it and told Fiance I was going to throw it away

I would have given it to DI (aka goodwill) but I didn't want someone else to have the same problem that I did

So, into the garbage it was going to go

Unfortunately Fiance stopped me and told me to test it out first

After a few attempts I smugly told him I couldn't get a battery in there and I was throwing it away

(I love being right)

That's when he took the clock from me and told me he was going to try

And what do you know, 15 seconds later he had the battery in the clock and it was working just fine

(I hate when he's right)

That's when I picked up the package the clock was in so I could at least throw something away

I turned it over to take off the plastic and saw, typed in bold letters:

requires 1 AA battery


I guess that's what happens when you don't really pay attention and jump to conclusions

One more quick story

There is a lady that I work with that is super healthy, and has a lot of health problems, one of those being acid reflux

Needless to say that are a lot of things she can't eat, and also a lot of things she won't eat

So I always make this really nummy chocolate cake for the birthdays of my fellow coworkers, and since I knew she wouldn't eat it, I just didn't worry about making her anything

(click on above words to be directed to said cake)

And then one day she challenged me to make something that she could eat

And if you know me at all you know I have a really hard time saying no to a challenge

My first idea was to just make a layer "cake" of basic veggies, as there are a lot of veggies she can't eat because of her acid refulx

And then the hype started to build up about said cake, so I decided I couldn't really do that cake because it needed to be more exciting

So I went searching and found this

A cake made out of fruit!!

Whoever came up with this idea is pretty much a genius

I didn't go to the extreme that they did, but I made something similar

Of course I didn't take a picture until after we cut into it, but I think it looked pretty good for it being a last minute rush to get it done

And let me tell you, the watermelon and cantaloupe were probably the best tasting fruit I've had in a long time

And everyone loved the idea

I'm just grateful it didn't involve any batteries!!