Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What recession?

As the media is busy sending the general population into a panic about impending crisis of the certain looming recession, I thought I would give a big ol' EFF YOU to the effing media. Screw you guys - I'm gonna go spend some money. And I haven't even received our "economic stimulus" check. But I'm not going to save any of that either - no way, Jose, baby needs a brand new PC (and when I say baby, I'm referring to my crankier 1/2, the husband).

You see, since the US is going to hell in a handbasket, and I had the misfortune of losing my camera in drunken haze, I couldn't stand the thought of not being able to take pictures of the impending doom. Newegg has pretty good deals on more camera than I could ever need, so of course I had to splurge. New Shiney:


One of my major issues with my last camera is that I never bothered to purchase a larger memory card. Well - I guess that had nothing to do with the camera, but other issues included lots of blurred photos, taking forever to power on and take a picture - other various things. Anyway, I went ahead and ordered a 2GB SD Sandisk card, so I should have a pretty enjoyable experience with this camera.

But wait, there is more! I've been searching the internet high and low for things that I really want, most of them pertaining to motherhood. I'm sure this list will keep growing, but here is a small start:

1. The most awesome organizer of all time - someone remind me to buy this after I have a kid!

ultimate organizer

2. Someday, when I'm pregnant again, and I go into labor, this better be by the front door ready to come with me! The ultimate in luxuries for the women about to go through the most excruciating experience of her life (although I'm not sure the organic candy is really going to help me, unless it's organic crack). For the low low price of somewhere between $80-$314

due for indulgence

3. And when I do finally have that baby of mine, he/she is so coming home in this!

vans infant

So, I guess that is all for now, and hopefully if my baby karma is good, it won't be all that long before I am once again with child!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Big Purge...

I have finally got the ball rolling on this whole home renovation thing. The number one thing that needs to be done to prepare us for all that we need to do is to PURGE! That is right. Our home is bulging at the seams with the junk we have accumulated over the years. This strange pack rat behavior includes damaged clothes (hey, you never know when you are going to need a ripped shirt) to half full bottles of shampoo. I don't throw away makeup. I've actually got tubes of mascara that are 3 years old. A flip with no matching flop? Got plenty of those. Come to think of it, I've got sneakers from high school - something like 8 pairs of Adidas tennis shoes. Ludicrous!

Anyway, I seem to have caught a bug that causes me to want to throw EVERYTHING away. This evening I started in the Master Bathroom and Master Closet. I filled up 3 garbage bags full of shoes, makeup, and random "beauty products." Then I proceeded to organize what was left. I even divided up the remaining makeup in to a "morning routine" box, and a "night time routine" case. All the shoes are on the shoe rack (imagine that).

So, even though I have given up for the night, there are still other things that need to be purged. Tonight I mostly worked on things I could just throw away. Tomorrow I'm going to fill bags with shoes, clothes and handbags to donate to goodwill. After that is done, I'm going to move on to the Kitchen and put all the pots/pans/containers/appliances I no longer need in a box to also give away.

The largest pain in the ass for us will be our office and second bedroom. The office has a closet full of random computer junk. While I accumulate shoes and makeup, Josh collects computer components. Some of this crap is from the late 90's, no joke! And can we even just throw that stuff away? Does it have to be properly disposed of, like prescription drugs? Should I just flush the component cables down the toilet?

Oh, christ. I forgot about the garage. Shit. See, here is the thing - most of the junk in there has been sitting in boxes since we moved in. I'm of the opinion that we should be able to just get rid of most of that stuff - obviously we haven't needed it in some time now.

I'm tired of the random junk filling up my home. I'm desperate for some organization, and it looks like the only way I'm going to get to de-clutter my life is by completing this purge!

With that said, I'm setting a VERY aggressive goal of having the purge completed before May. That leaves... lets see... 4 days? Oh, and we are going to be at the D-backs game on Tuesday? Shoot - it's gonna be a busy month end, tater.

(P.S. - I would have taken a "before" and "after" picture of the closet and bathroom, but I lost my digital camera in a drunk haze a week ago... *sigh*)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Baby Karma...

I am working on my baby karma. I firmly believe that subjecting yourself to other pregnant women and attending copious amounts of baby showers will somehow increase my odds of conceiving. We shall see - after 4 baby showers in the last month, and spending PLENTY of time with lots of pregnant ladies, I'm feeling pretty good about my odds. I mean my karma. My baby karma. Don't roll your eyes at me!

In the meantime, I'm trying to get a head start on all that pregnancy and motherhood entails. I feel like I'm a freshman entering a graduate level seminar, and I didn't read the assigned chapters for the first week of class. Kinda like Elle in Legally Blond when she shows up to her first class at Harvard Law not realizing that she should have shown up to class ready to PRACTICE law. That is what this is like. I don't feel that the moment when my first born is handed to me is the moment that I should begin learning about raising offspring. There are books to be read and products to be reviewed!!

Other things I ought to be doing? Why, getting ready for May House Madness, of course! I'm fairly certain that I have husband's buy in to finally begin demolition on our home. I wish it was that easy. Step 1, buy dynamite. Step 2, light dynamite. Step 3, push away rubble and start over from scratch. Our home is in desperate need of a thorough spring cleaning, and only then can we begin the projects we have in store. And after the house is sparkling, the new floors installed and the backyard completely landscaped, how do we go about keeping it magnificent? I need a plan. A good plan. A plan that I can actually STICK to. I actually purchased a book titled "The House That Cleans Itself." It was an interesting read, with good ideas. My main problems in life stem from my indifference towards clutter/garbage, and also the ridiculous quantity of pet hair floating around in my house. Don't get me wrong - we own THE purple pet hair Dyson. It just isn't enough. Am I going to have to resort to sheering off all the fur of my four legged friends? Is there some awesome way to get pet hair off a couch that someone can fill me in on?

Finally, I don't want a home that is merely clean. I want a home that is stylish, well decorated, comfortable. When we moved into our home, I had some vague idea of what I wanted, and unfortunately I never really expanded on that. And of course, now, several years later, I want something completely different. My tastes have evolved (or maybe they have devolved, lol). I no longer wish to have the home that matches all the other cookie cutter desert subdivision homes in AZ. I want modern, crisp, clean and somehow inviting. A place that won't seem like a museum to our children, and is still enjoyable and suitable for entertaining friends and family. Does such a place exist? I guess we are going to find out!

Internet, consider me to be a blank slate... an empty canvas. I'm ready to learn!! I'm ready to accomplish! Send me your hot tips, suggestions, ideas!

Here we grow again...

Note: This will be the first of many blog posts I write and save as a "draft" before publishing to my blog. I want to keep this bean under wraps until after the first ultrasound...


I am not even 4 weeks pregnant yet. Bless these wonderful sticks that allow me to urinate a full 5 days before the first day of an expected menstrual cycle and possibly know if I am with child. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. It says right on the box that only 53% of women can detect their pregnancy that early, but apparently I fall into that 53%. On Wednesday, April 23rd, I was delighted to find that I am again with child. I shouldn't say excited. Happy, yet calm. Glad. Grateful. Glowing. Yes, the line was faint (as it should be at this stage) but the line was there. Unmistakable. Hi there, baby. Welcome to uterus land. I hope it is comfortable in there. Please feel free to make yourself at home.

And you already are making yourself at home!! You wasted no time in remodeling your ovarian bungalow. You are knocking down walls, and putting in an eat-in breakfast nook. The familiar sensation of a stretching uterus is a welcome feeling, one that I missed. I don't mind. Not one bit.

According to my daily pregnancy journal, your amniotic sac, amniotic cavity, umbilical stalk, and yolk sac have all completed their development. Very impressive, wee one. Keep up the good work!

Love Me Dead...

I am in love. Infatuated. Enamored. J'adore Ludo! I was rockin' out on my way home from work earlier this week, and the beautiful sounds of a hot new releases were fillling my ears. I was thinking to myself "Wow, this new My Chemical Romance sound is magnificent!" Not quite the same as Welcome to the Black Parade... a little more in line with Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, in fact. I should let you all know of my 13 year old emo crush on My Chemical Romance. It is ridiculous. Silly. I should be ashamed, but I love them nonetheless.

Well, surprise! It wasn't My Chemical Romance. It was Ludo! And they are truly superb. I only tumbled more deeply in love when I watched the music video. Check em' out folks!

Other things you should know about?? How about hilarious movies! Baby Mama came out today, and I'm begging husband to take me :) Watch the preview!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Thrash Unreal...

I have to admit, after rereading what I wrote yesterday, I have been tempted 1/2 a dozen times to delete the post. How embarrassing! How immature. Seriously. I think I have a problem - I overdo EVERYTHING! From drinking to eating, I'm not all about taking it easy. *sigh*

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Wife drowns in toilet while husband falls asleep watching porn...

Don't you just love a good wedding? Specifically a wedding with an open bar? My tailgating posse was quite pleased to find out that we were all sitting at table 4 - the table closest to the bar. And when a little birdy whispered in our ears that the bar was no longer hosted after 10:30 pm, we started brining multiple full drinks back to the table until we had a lovely stockpile going. I drank wine. Lots of delicious red wine. So did my good pal, Schmee. We ate, drank and danced merrily about the room for several hours. We drank, we drank, we drank. And then we smoked. Big flavored cigars. People that I never see smoking were in on the action. Husband decided early on that he would get a room at the Embassy Suites (where the wedding/reception were held) so that neither one of us had to drive home. Oh, and I promised him some action, so he was all for dropping $136 on the room (thank you, GE corporate rate).

Well, after hours of drinking and drinking and drinking, wrapped up with some cigar smoking, we decided to head to our room. I barely made it in the door when I went all exorcist on poor drunk husband. I was drunk, and through my drunken haze I vaguely recall seeing the spewed red wine ALL OVER THE BATHROOM! I hit the floor, the counter, the sink the shower curtain, the walls. Red wine puke EVERYWHERE! And then I crumpled onto the bed (fully clothed) and passed out.

My headline is misleading. Husband does not fall asleep watching porn. Husband stays up til 2am cleaning up my mess. Is that love, or what? And obviously, I did not drown in the toilet, but I did wake up with puke in my hair, on my dress and under my toenails.

My pal Schmee apparently suffered a fate identical to mine - hooray for red wine and cigars!!

I would upload pictures of the wedding, however, I left my camera somewhere. In the room? Perhaps. At the reception? Maybe. The hotel will call me if it turns up. Something tells me that room service will be taking my camera as a tip for having to pick up the red wine soaked puke towels, lol.

Remind me to never ever drink, EVER, again.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Kitty for sale...

She has a delicate meow, and in the middle of the night will come poke her snout under the door crack to serenade you with said delicate meow. She really is this bad, all the time, but sometimes I like to humor her and engage in a little conversation.

As it turns out, she was trying to let me know that her food dish was only 3/4 full, and she needed to be topped of.

Feed Me!!!

At least she doesn't shred my sweet shoes with her sharp claws...

To Our Children's Children's Children

I decided it would be appropriate to dedicate a song to my future offspring. I love the band, I love the video, I love the words. Please enjoy "Invincible" by Muse.

Follow through
Make your dreams come true
Don't give up the fight
You will be alright
Cause there's no one like you in the universe

Don't be afraid
What your mind consumes
You should make a stand
Stand up for what you believe
And tonight
We can truly say
Together we're invincible

During the struggle
They will pull us down
But please, please
Lets use this chance
To turn things around
And tonight
We can truly say
Together we're invincible

Do it on your own
It makes no difference to me
What you leave behind
What you choose to be
And whatever they say
Your souls unbreakable

During the struggle
They will pull us down
But please, please
Lets use this chance
To turn things around
And tonight
We can truly say
Together we're invincible
Together we're invincible

Saturday, April 12, 2008

1 Pregnant Blogger

There is a woman (from a blog that I love to read) that recently went through an experience very similar to mine (in terms of the whole unexpectedly getting pregnant, and then going through an early miscarriage). She seems like a terrific lady, and I was very sympathetic to her situation. I even could relate to the cycle disaster one goes through after a miscarriage. Your ovaries really don't know if they are coming or going, and everything is all out of whack. Anyway, she had her miscarriage just a few weeks before mine, and we've been going through similar experiences since that point. It even seems that things have finally become normal again for me just shortly after things became normal again for her. She recently discovered that she is pregnant again! I'm very excited for her, and hopeful for me. I have to admit that after going through that experience, I didn't think anything would be normal again.

Now, in my experience, I thought that if I were ever to become pregnant again I wouldn't tell a living soul until that magical 13th week when all would be well and it was "safe." I figured this blogger would do the same thing, but she surprised me when she announced that she was only 4 weeks and 5 days pregnant. But, she makes a valid point. Last time the internet didn't find out she was pregnant until the miscarriage had already started --- so she received a whole lot of "woah, bummer, I'm sorry's" for the last pregnancy, and hardly any "Congrats on being knocked up!", and I think this time she just wants to experience the joy of it all and be excited for every part of it. I'm not sure I'm convinced that I will follow in her footsteps, but I may have to due to the lack of alcohol in my life. The friends are probably going to catch on pretty quickly, lol. But it is something to consider :) To keep a secret, or to let the baby out of the bag... hmmm...

Read more about Leah's exciting news at

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Nevermind. I fell in love with a template. Isn't it great???

So, here I am, staying here, not going anywhere.

Let me know what you think? I hope you all like it, too, because I'm planning on sticking with this template until I retire, lol.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Future @ Blogger

Lately I've been having that urge again... all of the different CMS (content management systems) and other blog/website publishing applications have been calling out to me. I know that a lot of people write just for the sake of writing. They enjoy writing, they write well, they write for an audience. That really isn't my purpose here. I do not write well (in my opinion) and my purposes revolve more around keeping my family and friends in the loop with what is happening in my life, and also a general desire to SHARE! I love sharing! Wanna hear my new favorite band/song? See, see, look at all my pictures!!!

I recently went through a phase where I was feeling lazy and just didn't give two craps about what I was using, I just wanted to keep sharing, and blogger is super duper easy. Well, like I said earlier, the bug is back, and I'm paying for, and I've decided to begin using it again with a CMS known as Joomla. Still trying to figure it out, of course. Still trying to learn how to design a template. Lots of learning left to do, but I want to do it!

Anyway, I just wanted to give the heads up that you may need to change your URL back to soon. I'll let you know when :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Veep Veep!!

Ok, I haven't mused over political stuff in awhile, but I thought I would mention that McCain has mentioned he is putting together a list of potential candidates for Vice President. This selection process has my interest, because there are so many schools of thought on who and why McCain should select. What does he need? I certainly don't feel that he needs to draw in moderates or jaded democrats --- he has those by the bucketfull. But what about the rest of us? I like to think he is going to pick someone ultraconservative to make peace with those of us who were championing nearly ANYONE else but McCain during the last year. I loved Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo, and I adored Fred Thompson. I was a bit indignant after Fred dropped out - I refused to take my "I'm with Fred" sticker down for several weeks. Anyway, even though there were plenty of wonderful candidates in the last year running for the republican nomination, there is one particular individual who was not running who I have my eyeballs on. Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska. This lady is one kickass conservative who is photogenic to boot.

Anyway, I'm not sure who John McCain is going to select as his running mate - but he definitely has my interest at the moment.

In Loving Memory...

I don't know if I will ever be able to fill the emptiness left in my heart by the space you took up. You were always so much fun to be with, and provided endless hours of entertainment. You were the life of the party. You flung your poo from your cage with remarkable accuracy. Yes, we will miss you dear Hamtaro. I hope that you are at peace in Hamster Heaven.