Friday, February 29, 2008

welcome to the world

my sister, anna, and her husband, ken, had a baby today. her name is eden hope, and she was 19.5 inches long, and weighed 7 lbs 10 oz. annas water broke at 2am today (leap day, fyi) and had her at like 12:30 or 1 or so this afternoon (i dont remember). anyway, georgia now has a new cousin. maybe ill post more photos later this weekend.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

its my birthday, fyi

Well, I'm 28 today, so if you don't have my phone number to text me with a 'happy birthday' get it from someone, or leave me a comment.

My dad was the first to text me with birthday wishes, Courtney was the first to offer me a Piemonte's sandwich (she said she'd mail it but didn't want me to die of food poisioning (totally worth it though, in my opinion)), and my neighbor's children were the first to sing to me. So, think of something original.

I'd really like a lemon pie, but would feel too guilty about eating such sludge.

on monday i told the gal that works in the flower shop that we use that my birthday was thursday and told her that i wanted a boquet of bells of ireland, my favorite flower (im really not much of a fresh flower person, its always depressing when they die, but bells of ireland are soooo pretty). she laughed and said that woody should order them, which made me laugh. anyway, woody actually called her today about getting me flowers, and she said that it was good i told her on monday so that she would actually have the flowers in for my birthday.

Monday, February 25, 2008

so funny, not to mention cute

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have you ever seen something so beautiful?

i came across this necklace on the clickyweb today, and am stunned by how pretty it is. all i can seem to find out is that its by leon hatot, and maybe not even by him. i looked up leon hatot, and it seems he was a jewelry guy back in the early 1900s (no wonder i like it), and now its the name of a jewelry company. the page i found that this photo came from is not in english. anyway, its so pretty, i thought id share it.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

weekend cleaning

adam and mike are over, and mike went with woody to do a pick-up for work this afternoon. i was instructed to get the house clean as they left, and adam helped. heres the evidence:

ed, i bet now youre really bummed you didnt come visit.

Friday, February 22, 2008

stop signs, again

when i exit the freeway to come to shafter from bakersfield (every morning) there is a stop sign at the end of the off ramp. depending on what time i get there, there are varying numbers of cars waiting to turn left there, as i do. today the line was long, maybe seven cars ahead of me. well, there was a long break in the cars travelling the highway that intersects the off ramp, and it always makes me crazy, the cars waiting to turn left just act like there is no stop sign at all. they take this opportunity to ride through it, hardly even slowing down. whats even worse, i get yelled at by the car behind me for stopping, at a freaking stop sign. i mean, come on, its the law. anyway, it just bothers me.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

earrings for my birthday

as woody and i were leaving for work this morning we noticed a fedex envelope on the porch. it must have been delivered yesterday, but i didnt notice it last night when i came home. i panicked a little, thinking 'what did i order? i hope it wasnt something expensive or im in trouble', also, i knew it wasnt from qvc, as their packaging is different. then i saw the return address, from utah (the company name was absent), and i thought, 'oh crap. its from sundance' (my equivilant to tiffany and co). well, it turns out that it was, indeed, from sundance, but was a gift from sam, my college roomate. its my birthday presant from her. anyhoo, this is what was in the package:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

this weekend and other things

so woody says hes not spinning this weekend. something about the girl booking the show forgot who she booked. we would love it though if people still came over. we were thinking about going out for drinks or something, but if you would rather not, thats okay. but let me say again, we would love the company.

also, i found a cool artist on etsy. really love this stuff for some reason. the portraits are awesome.

and my mom bought me this nice tea press (like a coffee press, but for tea). had some earl grey tonight, as it is raining a little and tea goes nicely with all types of weather.

Monday, February 18, 2008

fruit flies like a banana

reading carlys blog made me wonder about groucho marx, and i found some of his quotes. just fun to read, so i thought id share.

gross food

i heart hostess lemon fruit pies. i dont eat them often, they are super sweet and i dont tend to crave sweet foods, but i had one today. the last time i had one i read the nutrition facts (see bottom picture) and it turns out they have 22 grams of fat (which means i should have had a salami sandwich for breakfast instead).

also, here are the ingredients (taken from
INGREDIENTS: Wheat Flour Enriched [ Flour, Barley Malt, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid], Water, Vegetable Shortening and/or, Animal Shortening [ Soybean(s) Oil Partially Hydrogenated, Cottonseed Oil Partially Hydrogenated, Beef Fat], Corn Syrup High Fructose, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Cornstarch Modified, Corn Starch Contains 2% or less of the Following: (, Salt, Egg(s) Whole, Lemon(s) Puree, Soy Flour, Butter, Agar, Locust Bean Gum, Natural and Artificial Flavor(s), Citric Acid, Whey, Baking Soda, Corn Flour, Corn Dextrins, Calcium Carbonate, Soy Lecithin, Mono and Diglycerides, Dextrose, Lemon(s) Juice Solids, Lemon(s) Oil, Calcium Sulphate (Sulfate), Soy Protein Isolate, Sodium Caseinate, Sodium Phosphate, Preservative [ Sodium Propionate, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate], Color Added [ Yellow 5, Yellow 6]
notice that beef fat is one of them. i wonder if thats in the filling, or in the crust. either way, pretty gross.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

my commute in pictures

here is what my drive to work looks like. from bakersfield to shafter its about 20 minutes, and from shafter to wasco is another 10 minutes.

these trees are on lerdo highway, which connects the 99 to the 43 (the road that takes you between shafter and wasco). there is a whole like of them, and i dont know what kind of tree they are, and they look really sad to me. their trunks split almost where they meet the ground so it looks like they all have multiple trunks (does that make sense?)
the trees above are almond trees. there are tons of almond fields in shafter.
here is the sign to our funeral home in shafter. i stop there on some days to say hi to lisa, the office manager (and nice lady that likes to go get beers and dance).
here is a photo of one of the best delis in the world. shafter train station (that is now a museum or something). amtrak does not stop here.
a photo of me and georgia in the rear-view.
the road from shafter to wasco. almond trees to the left.
and this field is also between shafter and wasco, and it was just eaten by a bunch of sheep last week. the sheep are gone now.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

6 words

adam has sent a meme rippling across the clickyweb (sorry carly, i had to steal the word, its too cute).

Write a story in 6 words.

Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

"Everyone has a story. Can you tell yours in six words?"

So, here's mine:

its never enough. then you die.

your turn, ed, dad and kasey (who i forgot to put on my sidebar)

Monday, February 11, 2008

today sucks

today pretty much sucked, except for a few things. one thing, our rep from pierce chemicals (they sell embalming supplies) came by this afternoon. hes a really nice guy and is always fun to chat with. i took a picture of his license plate because its cute:
my shirts came today in the mail, which is the other non-sucky thing about the day. here is me and georgia:

and if you imagine that the guy at the bar is me, and that yellow tail is really a beer, this is how i feel:
also, that came from married to the sea, and i edited the original version (which is probably not legal).

below is a logo i designed:
not that great, but completely follows the specifications i was given.

also, this evening georgia and i went to trader joes and there was an unavoidable sign-my-petition guy there. well, he asked me if i was registered to vote in kern county (yes) and asked how i felt about gay marriage (does he really care?). so i sign the petition and he says, now if youll look at this one, to which i say 'oh, ive already signed that one' (a lie, but he was annoying and kept telling me that my son (with earrings and mullet-tails) was so cute). so then he says that i can sign it again. now this is not legal, i am certain, and i tell him that. and really, i am sure i was taking my day out on this poor guy, because i then say 'who is having you do this? its not okay to tell me that i can sign the same petition twice. dont you feel bad at all???' so yeah, i lied to the guy in the first place, then i get furious with him. so, if hes reading this, i apologize.

UPDATE: i was doing dishes tonight and woody came into the kitchen and asked what was wrong. i start to bawl and tell him that my house is a mess and im so tired and i want to be able to keep my own house clean (and a bit about being a failure wife, whatever). i was really feeling sorry for myself and he says 'so why dont i cancel our valentines plans and we can get a housecleaning instead'. so, i said that would be great, which it is, but now i feel a little crappy because he really thought about what id like to do, and rented a limo and got reservations at tam-o-shanter, this old irish spot that he doesnt like but that i LOVE, and then drinks downtown. and really, i think its just my bad day, and i will be super excited about my house being clean when im in a better mood.

Friday, February 08, 2008


have a cd with a song on it that you wish was a ringtone? well, i have been using to make my own ringtones and its great. you can make up to a 30 second ringtone amd it sends it to your phone like a message. its free also, as long as messages are free (or included in your phones plan)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

anna and ken

need your help picking a middle name for their daughter. my suggestion, noel, did not make the running. click the link to vote. also, her first name is to be eden, like the garden.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

sick still

im sitting here, with a fever of 101, drinking some snowbud and heating honey out of a spoon (i wish i had one of those honey wand things), and surfing the internet. i cam across this gem:
that is available if one pre-orders the new jack johnson album that hits stores today, so i doubt i could still get it, and woody said 'how many jack johnson t shirts do you need' (i only have 1), so thats out. i sort of thought maybe id get the cd today from him, as an early birthday gift, but i didnt. i think ill get it on itunes tomorrow.

thats all for now.

home sick

not really sure who got me sick, but last night i knew i was going to feel like crap today. i woke up stuffy, with a sore throat, and a pounding headache. woody was nice and offered to take georgia to work with him, so i got up and got her ready, and packed food and a list of what to feed her and when, and they left at about 810 this morning. he already sent me a picture of georgia at work eating:
so, i went to the store to get some airborne for my cold, and as i was leaving i saw this cafe and decided to have breakfast. i had pancakes, bacon, egg whites and coffee, and read up on brangelinas twins, and fount out gwen stefani is pregnant. now im home, and have qvc on, although its nothing worth watching today (except for an hour of aquamarine jewelry at 10am, which isnt even close to a gem i wear), so i'll probably nap then.

ive been wondow shopping on etsy a lot lately, ever since i discovered it (thanks to leah) last november. i ended up ordering some stuff from moth designs, and am excited to get it in the mail soon. i really like her stuff and ordered 2 shirts for georgia and two for me.

also, i have a facebook account now. im tired of myspace. so, add me if you want.

Monday, February 04, 2008

for impatient adam

Sunday, February 03, 2008

i was going to post something brilliant

but im tired. georgia was up at 5 this morning, and i didnt nap today, and now its 10:20 and im going to bed. turns out though that the 7:40 pm train from fresno to bakersfield on sundays is the best train to take. few people, and quiet employees.