Sunday, December 20, 2009


i wore socks with a hole in them. I can't seem to throw them away.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Oh that was your girl? I thought I recognized her

There's a song that's been on the radio a bit lately that I'm loving.  It's actually ridiculous, the chorus goes like this:
Oh Baby,
I Be Stuck To You,
Like Glue Baby,
Wanna Spend It All On You,
My Room Is The G Spot,
Call Me Mr. Flintstone,
I Can Make Your Bed Rock
I-I-I I Can Make Your Bed Rock
I-I-I I Can Make Your Bed Rock Girl
I-I-I I Can Make Your Bed Rock
I-I-I I Can Make Your Bed Rock

Silly, right? But the thing is, I love it.  It's pop-rap (or what I call pop-rap), and I cannot get enough of it.  And really, it's full of pick-up lines, ones that are just plain funny (and brilliant):

I Like The Way You Walk, And If You Walking My Way,
I'm That Red Bull, Now Let's Fly Away,
Let's Buy A Place, With All Kind Of Space,
I Let You Be The Judge, And I’m The Case,

or here:

I Love Ya Sushi Roll, Hotter Than Wasabi,
I Race For Your Love,
Shake And Bake Ricky Bobby

I mean, Ricky Bobby?? That's CLASSIC!

Also, the title of the post is my favorite part of the song, it's about half way through, if you wanted to know.  Here's a youtube of it (warning: Explicit Lyrics...)

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

New York

Georgia loves the song Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, and here's a clip of her singing it in the car this morning. The hand up by her mouth is her microphone (where on Earth did she learn that?).

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cookies for a soccer game tomorrow

I also made chocolate chip ones and peanut butter ones...

Bubbly Monday

I'm having one of those days at work where there's a lot to do, but not a lot of important things to do, so I'm (obviously) not doing the lesser-importance stuff, and instead listening to music, looking at jewelry online, and blogging.  Here is a list for you:

1. I am having quite the love for a song called "Hold my Hand" by Sean Paul featuring Keri Hilson.  It's quite reggae-esque, and while I am not a fan of the ganja (that means marajuana folks, I'm learning vocab today), I do enjoy reggae, and this song is a perfect mix of that and pop.  I can't seem to stop listening to it long enough to hear the complete:

2. Norah Jones album.  I bought it on itunes and haven't listened to the whole thing yet.  It is on my list of things to do today though, so I'm sure I'll get to it.

3. I've been Etsy-ing a lot today, and having a blast doing so.  I've fallen in love with quite a few things, most of them being necklaces made of leather and some form of jewel (I know you aren't surprised seeing as how I've blogged about leather and pearl jewelry before), and like always, have been Sundance Catalog looking, too.  Actually, there's some cool stuff in the Sundance catalog (like always) most of it involving the myriad colors that sapphires can come in, and they're beautiful.

4. I talked to Georgia about Christmas and all the gifts she's going to be getting from people, and told her that we, as a family, could get gifts for kids that don't have any, or buy grain and chickens for kids in other countries instead of giving gifts to each other.  She liked the idea, and said that instead of mommy and daddy giving her toys that she wanted to go pick out toys for the other kids.  So, that's kinda cool...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I'm not alone.

More Secrets Here

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanks, Dad

My dad bought the Starbuck’s Christmas cd for me; I’ve been listening to it all weekend and all morning. The very first song it Baby it’s Cold Outside, sung by Norah Jones and Willie Nelson (who is that, you ask? Click here, he’s been around a while). Yesterday he (my dad, not WIllie Nelson) went to the Fresno State girls basketball game with me and a bunch of church people and was telling me that he wiki-ed Baby it’s Cold Outside, and it turns out it has quite an interesting story, not to mention its an awesome song. Norah and Willie do quite a good job, and I find myself wanting to get my hands on some Willy Nelson music.

The cd has really great songs, and one of them is Little Saint Nick by the Beach Boys. My dad has a friend, Wil, with whom he has been friends for YEARS, he goes to our church, and I have these memories of Wil who LOVES the beach boys. Anyway, when I was little he drove this yellow little car (I think it was a corolla), and he would let me ride in front and shift the gears for him when we went somewhere together. Every Friday night there was a group of people that would get together at the church I grew up at and play volleyball until late, and afterwards we would go out and get iced tea and fried food at Carls Jr. or A&W, and I would ride with Wil, and undoubtedly there was a Beach Boys tape playing in his car. I still remember the way the car smelled, and I loved shifting gears when I rode in it. I’m fairly certain that I thought I was actually driving.

So, I guess I am recommending the cd to everyone. It’s quite cheery.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Every year its the same thing

I know that I post about Christmas music every year around this time, but I just have to reiterate: I LOVE CHRISTMAS MUSIC.

There's an new christmas album at Starbucks (as well as the new Norah Jones album) and it looks awesome.

Here are this year's favorites (um, not from the Starbuck's album, just in general):
1. O holy night (will always be the best. Christmas. song. ever.
2. All I want for Christmas is you (Mariah Carey)
3. Baby, it's cold outside (any version is good, but I love the girl in Elf singing it the best)
4. God rest ye merry gentlemen
5. What child is this
6. Carol of the bells

I'm sure I'm missing some...

But, if you need a pick-me-up, please click the link of the Elf girl singing Baby its cold outside.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Just in case you're bored today...

I don't have much going on this morning at work, so I'm catching up on a few Amnesty International letters that need to be written.  If you would like to be a part of the Global Write-a-Thon click the link.  It is helpful, and you don't have to be an AI member (but you can be, if you'd like) to take part.  The postage isn't that much, nor is the paper and envelope, and there are people that could really use your help all around our Earth.  There are examples of letters on the site, so if you don't know what to say you can check them out.  People are being mistreated, guys, like super-bad, and they need your help.  Please.

P.S. Need Christmas gifts? Shop Amnesty International

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New Favorite Song

Rihanna - Russian Roulette

Take a breath, take it deep
Calm yourself, he says to me
If you play, you play for keeps
Take a gun, and count to three
I’m sweating now, moving slow
No time to think, my turn to go

[Chorus ]
And you can see my heart beating
You can see it through my chest
And I’m terrified but I’m not leaving
Know that I must must pass this test
So just pull the trigger

Say a prayer to yourself
He says close your eyes
Sometimes it helps
And then I get a scary thought
That he’s here means he’s never lost


As my life flashes before my eyes
I’m wondering will I ever see another sunrise?
So many won’t get the chance to say goodbye
But it’s too late too pick up the value of my life


Thursday, November 12, 2009

I love lists

1. Have you ever thought something about yourself only to realize that it totally is not true? Example: I always thought I was fairly patient (not super-patient, but more so that others I guess), and it turns out I'm totally not.

2. I've been reading FML all day, which is fun, but I keep laughing out loud, and have to cover it up since I'm at work.

3. I have a funeral director's meeting tonight.  Not thrilled about it, but wev, Woody, Jaime and Barbara will be there.

4. I need a nap.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I forgot how great she is!

Brandi Carlile, singing "Dreams"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Boot Barn

On Saturday we were in Bakersfield visiting family and Woody's parent's wanted to have Georgia pick out her birthday present, so we went to Boot Barn. Now, I know it might seem like a poor choice for a place to find a three-year-old a gift, but it isn't. Last year they bought G a pair of pink cowboy boots, a pink suede cowgirl outfit, a pink cowboy hat, and a rocking horse that sings, and she loved it. The shoes she has now grown out of, so it was time for another pair of cowboy boots, and we went to Boot Barn to let her pick the new ones out herself. She decided on a pair of boots that are brown and dark blue, with a cowboy riding a horse on them and blue flashing lights in the heel that light up every time she steps. Very cute, even if I have the slight sensation of a seizure when I watch them flash. She also picked out a pink dress with an attached tutu and a rhinestone (I really want to type rhinestone cowboy, but it's not one) horse's head. Nice.

Anyway, what I want to discuss is Boot Barn. That place is awesome. I cannot tell you how many different pairs of boots I tried on, but it was a lot. Like, I'm fairly certain that Boot Barn gift certificates will be on my Christmas list. And not only do I lovelovelove the boots, there are some super cute shirts, as well as hats and jeans and EVERYTHING. I kinda wish I had cows and sheep and stuff, just to justify having a work wardrobe full of plaid, snap-up shirts and stamped leather belts and stuff. But, really, I just want the clothes, I can't stand horses and cows are boring. And guess what? THERE'S A FRACKING BOOT BARN IN CLOVIS! How have I never been there???

Monday, November 09, 2009

Monday, blah

I had a long day. I had a service this morning, it was huge, and sad, and long, but it was really a good service.

Georgia's birthday was fun. We went to John's Incredible and even though it turns out there are TONS of kids there, it wasn't that bad. Georgia got some good presents (um, thanks, Courtney and Bo, for the gifts with the smallest "I'm gonna step on those pieces and they're gonna hurt my feets" parts), and we played some games after cupcakes (thanks, Jill). Anyhoo, it was nice.

Friday, November 06, 2009

All Day I Dream About Sara

1. I hate that when I remember that the 's' in adidas stands for Sara I then get the song by Korn stuck in my brain for like a day and a half.

2. Today is Georgia's third birthday.

3. I had an awesome dinner last night at Veni Vidi Vici with Woody. I had a tomato cilantro bisque (isn't it strange that I love tomato soups, but I hate tomatoes?) and an awesome salad with spinach and carrots and pickled onions and some other stuff. Very yums.

4. This week has been stressful at work. I am very busy and very tired.

5. I needed to get some gel for work and had my co-worker get a tub of this stuff for me, it is the BEST. HAIR. PRODUCT. EVER. It's called "Moco de Gorila" (Gorilla Boogers) and it rocks.

6. After dinner last night we had drinks at Landmark, and that chick that plays the Mandolin is awesome. Like crazy awesome.

7. We're going to Bakos this weekend, and might come back Saturday, or maybe Sunday, and on Sunday night are going to John's Incredible Pizza for GG's birthday.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Anna had a baby and my socks broke

My mom called this morning right when I left home to take Georgia to her house (she watches gg on Mondays) to tell me that Anna thought she might be having the baby today but not to tell anyone just in case it was a false alarm, and that Bek would watch gg and Eden for the day.  So I called Anna and she confirmed that she was heading to the hospital (this was 7:30 am) as soon as mom got to her house to get Eden (Kaiser won't allow any children in the hospital).  Anyhoo, Bek texted me at 9:00 am to let me know that Anna was already at 9 centimeters, and said that the baby was 9 pounds at 9:45 am.  So, it was quick.  I went to the hospital at lunch and here are some photos:

So, that's my newest niece.

About the socks:
I got some socks, probably like 7 years ago (I think I was in mortuary school because I'm sure I bought them in Disneyland), one pair with Jack Skellington and one pair with Sally.  They're the best socks.  They really are.  So, a couple of years back the Jack socks got a hole in the heel, and I stopped (for the most part, but not totally) wearing them (but kept them).  Well, yesterday I wore the Sally ones and guess what?  Yep, i now have a hole in the toe of one of those.  But they're the best. socks. ever.  So, my question is this*: Can't I just wear one of each?

*yes, I have already decided that I can, even before I ask the question.

Friday, October 30, 2009


So, this morning at work the office manager (who is in a really good mood today because it's "Frito boat day" and she brought what is supposed to me the best chili ever) asked me and Barbara what PBR means. I kinda looked at her puzzle-faced, and said that I had no idea, so she tried to clarify. Apparently there is a song (country) that says something about having toes in the water and an ass in the sand (very strange to hear the office manager say ass), so I google those words and come up with a song called "toes" by the Zac Brown Band (for the record, Zack should be spelled with a k, it just looks better that way). I read the lyrics (thinking maybe office manager got them wrong), and PBR was there in the song, and I had no clue what that was. So then I googled "what does PBR mean" and this is what it told me:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

If I could marry an object

So, every now and then Woody will have me check out something on the clickyweb that he thinks I might like, and usually he's right.  Most of the time it's a random failblog photo, but every once in a while it isn't, which was the case today.

Okay, so before I get to the part where I show you what he showed me, I'm going to tell you what I thought when I saw it:

1. I havehavehave to get that tattooed somewhere on my person
2. Wow, I thought I was pretty.
3. How long did it take to decide on that photo for the final?
4. I wish I worked at MAC
5. Skin is never that flawless... I wonder if I could learn to use photoshop.
6. The music just has to be good.
7. Okay, how do I get woody to dress up like that for Halloween?
8. I still want a tattoo of that portrait
9. Why do I not own a nice pair of gloves?
10. I hope I have time to buy that tomorrow.

So, some of you probably figured out what I'm talking about, but if not here it is:

I have never wanted a cd so bad in my life.  I'm going to make it my background on my work computer, and my phone.

Coolest necklace ever

And it's gonna be worn by someone other than me.

I found this beauty on etsy, and I love it SOOOOO BAD, but I didn't buy it and now it's sold. Is it the coolest piece of owl jewelry you have ever seen?  Yes, actually, it is.

Also, as a side note, my favorite jewelry designer is having a holiday sale. Check it out.

Top 10 reasons to hate the Yankees

10. They interfere with Glee.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Maybe being not high maintenence is okay

I saw this today on graph jam and it made me smile, so here you go:


Playing pretend, or, In which I feel awkward

I went to church last night to trade cars with my dad (he had the Belvedere).  I got there at about 5:30 and my dad wasn't supposed to get there until 6:15 or so for a prayer meeting, but I wasn't going to drive all the way to Calwa to trade, so I figured I'd wait at church.  A friend of mine was there with her daughter (i think she's 4 years old) and she and I talked for a bit.  So, this kid came up to me and wanted to play pretend, and I didn't want to tell her no, so we pretended.  Now, I am not really a pretend-y type of person (I mean, you can't possibly be shocked) and I was sort of at a loss for what to with her.  Luckily (or unluckily depending on how you look at it) she told me what we would pretend.  I think she was the mom for a while, but when it was time for a meal (how awkward is it to cook spaghetti using the air as the utensils, food, pot, and dishes?) I was the one doing the cooking.  I did, however, make her wash the (non-existent) dishes.  Then we would go to sleep and not wake up until the rooster said cock-a-doodle-doo.  It was the STRANGEST thing I have ever taken part in.

It also got me thinking (and I was even thinking about it this morning still), the kids I babysat for YEARS didn't do that stuff.  I mean, I'm sure they pretended, but never with me, or any other adult that I can think of, and honestly, I don't really remember them doing it amongst themselves.  Was I not paying attention? I don't think so, I think they just didn't pretend like this four-year-old does.  Is Georgia going to do that?  Is she supposed to?  What if she doesn't?  What if she does and I go crazy making fake meals?

Anyway, it was very odd.  The child seemed thrilled though, and either she didn't notice that I was not at all comfortable or she didn't care, so I guess it was all fine.  They are strange creatures though, children.  Very strange.

Monday, October 26, 2009

all about me

1. What is the color of your toothbrush? yellow, blue, white

2. Name one person who made you smile today. Barbara.

3. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? sitting at my desk at work.

4. What were you doing 45 minutes ago? typing

5. What is your favorite candy bar? really? gross. candy bars are for losers

6. Have you ever been to a strip club? Yes

7. What is the last thing you said aloud? lets do this

8. What is your favorite ice cream? i don't do ice cream

9. What was the last thing you had to drink? diet coke

10. Do you like your wallet? yes.  Bekah bought it for me

11. What was the last thing you ate? lunch

12. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? yes. for halloween

13. The last sporting event you watched? football, yesterday

14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn? buttery

15. Who is the last person you sent a text message to?: carrie

16. Ever go camping? YES!!!

17. Do you take vitamins daily? nope

18. Do you go to church every Sunday? Almost.

19. Do you have a tan? maybe a little.

20. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza? I think that depends.

21. Do you drink your soda with a straw? yes .

22. What did your last text message say? the last one i sent said "your welcome" the last one i recieved said "Lol"

23. What are you doing tomorrow? working

24. Favorite color? orange.  maybe pink and red too, but mostly orange

25. Look to your left; what do see? cubicle wall and the menu for "tower dogs"

26. What color is your watch? I don't wear a watch.

27. What do you think of when you hear “Australia”? Sia

28. Would you strip for money? even if i would I doubt I'd make much money. lol

29. Do you go in a fast food place or just hit the drive thru? whatever

30. What is your favorite number? 13.

31. Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone? some lady that called about death certificates

32. Any plans today? nope, just getting through the day

33. In how many states have you lived? one.

34. Biggest annoyance right now? toilet seats that wont stay down

35. Last song listened to? a lot of songs by Sia.

36. Can you say the alphabet backwards? thats just a dumb question. why I would waste brain power knowing the alphabet backwards is beyond me

37. Do you have a maid service clean your house? um, just me

38. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? mostly i prefer barfootedness

39. Are you jealous of anyone? definitely.

40. Is anyone jealous of you? i suppose they could be, but not that i know of.

41. Do you love anyone? yes

42. Do any of your friends have children? a few.

43. What do you usually do during the day? pretend to work

44. Do you hate anyone that you know right now? nope

45. Do you use the word hello daily? i dont think i do

46. What color is your car? jetta, grey. belvedere, brown.

47. What size wedding ring do you wear? 7.25

48. Are you thinking about someone right now? does myself count?

49. Have you ever been to Six Flags? yes

50. How did you get your worst scar? thats a good question.  i guess its the scar from my c-section, and the how to that one should be pretty obvious...

My Sammy has a baby

I forgot that Sam has a blog for her baby, Penny.  I'll link to it in my sidebar.

Hopefully on Halloween

Anna's having a baby.  It's a female and going to be named Elly Kirsten.  I am putting a link up to the baby's blog.

Monday, October 19, 2009

What I need

One of those black, knitted, robber's masks, the kind with one big eye hole, not two separate ones.


Please advise

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


We are in the process of finding a new company to make those funeral photo videos at work.  The guy that was doing them for us has moved, and I suggested the company I used when I worked in Bakersfield, and the boss decided to try them out.  The company is somewhere out of state so I scanned in the photos on Monday and sent them over the interwebs to them and they made the video and sent the file to me yesterday.  So today I had to get the video onto a dvd, which was not nearly as easy as I remember.  The first attempt failed, my manager took it into the chapel to play on the flat screen and came back a minute later and told me that it hadn't played.  Me, thinking that he just is old and didnt know what he was doing, took the dvd and tried it myself.  Yeah, it didn't work for me either.  So then I call the company and get an new dvd-r and they walk me through it like I'm an idiot (yes, the evidence supporting that theory is astounding).  I then take the dvd into the chapel (myself so that if it doenst work again I can hopefully hide it) and find myself standing in front of the dvd player with my fingers crossed.  Who does that?  What am I, 4 years old?  But it worked, right??

Monday, October 12, 2009


Anna (my sister) is having a baby.  It's going to be a girl (of course), and she has no name.  Last night at my parent's house we were working on a name, and she has had a ton of good suggentions, but nothing has stuck yet.  I went through trying to find a good Bible name, my aunt Heather has emailed some awesome ones (Emerald and Blossom are two of my faves), and I'd like any input you have.  And let's work quickly, she will arrive any day now.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Weekend in a nutshell

Went to mom and dad's tonight for dinner and a game of dominoes.
1. I never win.  When they change the rules so that the highest points wins, I'm all over it.  Don't get me wrong, its totally fun, but I just don't win.  Also, I have to count the dots when I lose.  Totally can't add (we play with double fifteens though, so in my defense those are a bit harder than double sixes).
2. We had soup, salad, tuna, crackers, salami, and... wait for it... garlic bread (the Rutherfords don't have a meal without garlic bread, it's like water to us).
3. I dont really have anything to put in the #3 spot, but a list of just two is lame.

Tomorrow I have to work.  It's Columbus day, and Woody has the day off, but my funeral home os open, so I'll be there, and wish I was having a day off too.  What a bummer to start the day off already feeling like I'd rather be hanging out wherever gg and Woody end up.

My weekend on call was okay, not too busy. Worked Saturday a bit, and ended up having a family to meet today, but they were really nice, and wanted to know about me and why I liked working in the funeral home and gae me a hug when they left.  Very nice people.

Thanks everyone

So, this morning at 6:30 this blog got its 30,000th visit.  Thats a ton!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I'm funny

So, I'm at work right now, waiting for noon so that I can see if the Picture Fresno posts appear properly, and I was reading through my blog, and I thought I'd re-post some of my funnier moments.  Hey, it's my blog, I can do what I want.

I was just behind a large red truck (in clovis) that had a large red calvin peeing on the word "liberals" sticker. Funny.
1. Is that type of thing really necessary? I mean, you're in clovis, and you drive a ford. I think it goes without saying.
2. Where can I get one of those for my car?

I'm a hipster. Deal. (this one is really only funny because while I'm a bit fuzzy on what a hipster is, I'm fairly certain that I am not even close to one)

ive been in OSHA training for 2.5 hours now. i could die!

Happy Halloween
its my favorite non-present getting holiday!!!

quick question for guys:
do you get as pissed when girls leave the toilet seat down as i do when you leave the toilet seat up? cuz im pissed.

i think i want to play roller derby

 and here is a list i made and posted once of my favorite things.  very odd, but still true, and a little funny:

  • geocaching

  • honey

  • san francisco giants

  • not working

  • make-up (the glitterier the better)

  • lemon flavored anything

  • henri matisse

  • when people remember that i hate chocolate

  • clavicles

  • weak coffee with way too much cream

  • rosary beads

  • unnecessary accessories

  • run lola run

  • richard feynman

  • mont blancs

  • not watching ufc

  • the central valley

  • mr. harmon

  • volkswagens

  • potters wheels

  • patchouli (how i miss thee...)

  • granola

  • tattoos

  • asparagus

  • trees (the tall ones)

  • jokes

  • bones (the show)

  • yiddish

  • dresses

  • photographs

  • lucky charms (the cereal)

  • fountains

  • Friday, October 09, 2009

    Thoughts on a Friday afternoon

    It's strange how you can think you're a good person and not actually be one, and visa versa. Anna texted me this afternoon asking if I had time to run by Marie Calendar's and get a pie for a dinner they are hosting tonight, and since I was out running errands with Bek I said that we'd do it. I bought the pie (berry, $6.99) and as I was leaving I held the door for an elderly (or at least 65) man who commented to me that it was nice to see that kindness hadn't gone out of style. It got me thinking about things. What is it about that that was bothering me? Maybe it was that I know I'm not that good of a person. Maybe it was that he was defining kindness in a way that I consider common, not like a concious act of kindness. Maybe I'm crazy (I said maybe). But anyway, I just was thinking, you can do all these things to be a good person, recycle, say please and thank you, treat those serving you with respect, remember people's birthdays, notice when someone looks nice, buy a coffee for a homeless guy, whatever, and you might not actually be a good person.  You might, like me, just do that kind of stuff because you were taught to, or because you know it's socially the better thing to do.

    I'm not sure where I was going with this, and I suppose it doesn't really matter, but they were just thoughts.

    Music mood: mellow with a kick

    I am having a Regina Spektor week. Luckily she’s gonna be on SNL this weekend, and while I know that I like her better than Lady Gaga, she might not be able to out perform LG’s performance on SNL last week. (That link probably won't work for long, I'm sure youtube will shut it down)  She really rocked my socks off. (That one, too)

    On the subject of music: Is anyone going to the Jay-Z concert in November? Just curious…

    I have to work tomorrow, it’s my weekend on call and Ben, (the Fay Wrays) who usually works Saturdays is out of town. Normally we would just not have anyone in the office, but we’re pretty busy right now and I can use the time to work on Pic. Fres. anyway if there’s nothing else to do. I also am going to end up coming in on Sunday, but it shouldn’t be for too long. Also, since I’m coming in on Saturday they’re letting me go at noon today so as to avoid paying me overtime, which I’m totally down for. Not sure what I’m gonna do this afternoon, but wev, I could use some down time.

    Anyhoo, that’s what’s up.

    Maybe I'll go home and see if I can find one of my Doris Day cds, she really is my favorite singer of all time, and for some reason she isn't on my itunes at work...

    Thursday, October 08, 2009

    I think i'm back

    Now with punctuatuion!!

    1. I have not been a good blogger lately
    2. I have missed everyone
    3. Sorry *wink*

    Picture Fresno starts on Saturday.  I am stressed, but excited.  Check out me on a podcast, and in this month's Undercurrent.

    I also have another sappy article in the Undercurrent as well, and you can read it here.

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    Look, they proved it with math!!

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    Monday, June 08, 2009


    I have a very good friend who is a bit older than I am, and her two daughters are 14 and 12. The 14 year old is a fairly avid reader, as is her mom, and was the one to introduce me to the Twilight books. Now, when I was younger the books I read were mostly fantasy/sci fi, with a little of historical fiction in for good measure, and I thoroughly enjoyed the Twilight series. I mean, it was a bit heavy on the gushy love part but the characters were very well developed and the vampire/werewolf storyline was very enveloping. Anyhoo, being a member of, I have been able to find other fantasy books that I might like, and the daughter of my friend also has made some recommendations that I decided to order at the children’s bookstore that employed me all through college (actually, when I ordered the few books last week they also sent me with some other fantasy titles that they wanted reviewed, which I’m all for). So, I decided to read one of the 14-year-old’s recommendations, Wicked Lovely, which is about Faeries. Now, I’ve never been that into Faeries and had a hard time following this book at places. I mean, it wasn’t impossible, and it’s written for high schoolers so it’s not like it had tons of long annoying words that I had to look up, and it did end up being very entertaining, but it puts me in a funny place: do I read the sequel? I don’t really think I want to, but at the same time I want to know what happens…

    Sunday, April 19, 2009

    Why is it

    That some songs are ALWAYS good?

    Example: Rocket Man

    And I think its gonna be a long long time...

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    Friday, April 10, 2009

    Can you help my friend amber, please!

    Hello Everyone,
    I am currently a graduate student at Fresno State conducting a research project for a class paper and I need to get as many people as I can to complete the survey on the link below.  I have kept it as short as I could collecting a little demographic info and then a few questions to compare for my study.  Your help would be greatly appreciated.  If you know anyone else (spouse, friends, siblings) that would be willing to help me out please feel free to forward it to them as well.
    Thank you so much for all your help.  I don't know what I would do without my friends.

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    Sunday, March 22, 2009

    For the record

    I only watched the twilight movie three times this weekend.

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    Thursday, March 12, 2009


    What did jesus say after the last supper was over?

    "Okay, everyone that wants to be in a picture come stand on this side of the table"
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    Thursday, March 05, 2009

    Rogue on a Thursday

    It's funny what you can learn from old people. Not only are there words that we just don't use any more (dope, foundry (uh, am I spelling that right?)...), but there is history that you can't find in the history books.

    Charlie (charlie and the chocolate porno factory) is a guy that gets coffee at Revue in the mornings, that I've come to know just a little. His rogue performance was one I went to tonight and he grew up in fresno. He talked about things like avocado lake (it really is a place) and vietnam, and washington jr high, that are unknown to us semi-olds that have grown up here.

    Now, I've always been a bit vain (I know, hard to believe) about my hometown, and the area surrounding the eden that is Fresno, and have been to a lot of the places that make this place great, but I never noticed that fresno isn't just what I've experienced, its a lot more.

    I texted my dad (born in Fresno, raised in Chowchilla, then back to fresno again) about avocado lake, which is unknown to me. This was his respose "It's on the Kings River out Belmont to Piedra Road then south a little. People drown there a couple times each summer. It's east of town." Dude, I'd never even heard of it. So, there's one thing I learned.

    Another thing: Lsd is still lsd. Strange, yes, but true.

    So, I know that a bunch, if not all of you, didn't see Charlie's show, but it was great. And maybe, if were lucky, he will be there again next year.
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    Friday, February 27, 2009

    You know you're getting old when...

    You get wrinkle cream for your birthday. (Although, for the record, I did ask for it)
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    Wednesday, February 25, 2009


    Somebody keyed my car while I was getting my license renewed at the clovis dmv.
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    Tuesday, February 24, 2009


    I wore a blue dress today and a co-worker was wearing this necklace. She said how pretty the dress was and took off the necklace and put it on me. How nice, right?
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    Thursday, February 19, 2009

    Titled: don't leave your phone on your desk at work

    Unless you want photos of your co-workers.
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    Saturday, February 07, 2009

    okay, this is rocking my world...

    Thursday, February 05, 2009


    my neighbor sent me this article. wow. thats alabama, right?

    Sunday, February 01, 2009


    1. I don't really like football

    2. Monsters vs aliens looks awesome

    3. Lizard swan lake was hi-flippin-larious

    4. The star trek movie looks great.

    5. 100 yards run by a defensive guy? Best. Super bowl. Ever.
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    Thursday, January 29, 2009

    Google guy

    Hey, I saw a google maps guy. Look to the far right of the photo
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    Trying again

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    Wednesday, January 28, 2009

    New work pencils

    A co-worker's hubby brought these to taco tuesday last night for me and his wife to use. Glitter pencils with fuzzies on them and hats, now that's professional.

    Also, the boss and everyone went to el torito across the street and bought 99 cent tacos for us all. Fun times. And georgia was a hit.

    Tuesday, January 20, 2009

    Yay america!

    We have an amazing country

    And I am awed at my americans and my leader.

    This is an important time and I am honored and blessed to be included

    And jay-z is great. Beyonce too. And sting *sigh*.

    Ray ramano (or wev his name is) I could do without.
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    Sunday, January 18, 2009

    One more

    For cuteness
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    Big girl bed

    I can't mobile update g's blog. Actually, I can, but I can't remember how, so here is a photo of the bed we got her on craigslist. Cute, huh?
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    Tuesday, January 13, 2009

    It's official

    I am now using face products designed to fight wrinkles. I'll let you know how it goes.
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    Monday, January 12, 2009


    I was just behind a large red truck (in clovis) that had a large red calvin peeing on the word "liberals" sticker. Funny.

    1. Is that type of thing really necessary? I mean, you're in clovis, and you drive a ford. I think it goes without saying.

    2. Where can I get one of those for my car?
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    Saturday, January 10, 2009

    This place is great

    Found a great shop at blackstone and sierra. Filo dough for 2.29. And the largest selection of honey I've seen in a long time. And some tasty manaish, too!
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    Friday, January 09, 2009


    I'm a hipster. Deal.
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    Wednesday, January 07, 2009


    theres this actress (who was also in a strange film that i liked) in elf that i adore (and shes the sister of the girl on bones, whom i also adore), and she sings one of my favorite songs in the shower in the store that she and buddy the elf work. well, i was youtubing today and found her singing it with some guy with an absolutely scrumptious voice. here you go:

    He's taller than he looks in paintings

    So, I met a man today whose mother died. He was making arrangements for her and is one of those easily distracted types (I know, you have got to imagine the turns our chat took with my awesome ability to not stay to the point). Anyhoo, he was telling me about being in a coma after getting legionnaire's disease (along with his wife on their honeymoon) and how he met Jesus in this coma. Jesus turned him around by the shoulder (which still hurts, to remind him that Jesus is real) and when he got a look at him he said Jesus was 6'3" and 250 pounds "which is quite a bit bigger than he is in paintings". So, yeah, he was a fracking kick in the pants. His name was Edward. And I can't wait to chat with him again!!!
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    Tuesday, January 06, 2009

    I'll follow you into the dark

    Its strange how strange it is to think about things. I mean, you think about things, and then you think about thinking about things, until you forget what you were thinking about that was so strange in the first place, you know?

    So, I know that people die. And not just people, but everyone. And I know that sometimes its painful, and sometimes its not, and sometimes you get to say goodbye and sometimes you don't, and that sometimes you're old and sometimes you aren't, but you will die. Even if you don't have a heaven or hell, a purgatory, or a next level, or next life, or whatever to go to, your life will end. But its so strange, you see? You just are there and then you're not. And what are the others to do, the ones still living? I don't really get it, how, even with the belief that there is heaven, we are supposed to function after someone dies. I mean, they're dead, and we aren't, and its just crazy, to think about that kind of unfathomable separation. Its strange, and a bit funny I guess, to think about how hard it is to imagine something infinite, like space, or time, or god, and then also be stunned by the finite as well. Its like a joke even.

    And I am finding myself rethinking all the things I've told families that are grieving, not thinking I was ever not genuine, but just trying to comfort myself, to see if what I say to people really helps. And maybe it doesn't, and maybe all I can do is just function at a level that their sorrow-stricken selves cannot, and that's okay.

    But I do know that I'd like old rugged cross sung when I die.
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    If you aren't watching scrubs tonight you are missing the. best. episode. EVER.

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    Monday, January 05, 2009

    Car trouble

    So, I went to my mom's church today on my lunch break to drop off some things for a funeral that they're having this week and I went to start the belvedere, which went fine, and I was driving out of the driveway of the church as it started making a weird noise. So, I stop and turn off the engine and sit there for a minute before I turn it on again. Well, its a bit blurry as to what happened next, but I know I turned the key and it kept trying to turn over (that's sight, right? turn over=try to start?) and a few seconds later brownish grey smoke is POURING out from the bottom of the steering column and sparks are shooting out of the key hole. So, I got out of the car and start running (what a sight, me in a skirt and heels, hauling ass across a parking lot, trying to get far enough away so that I don't get burned by flying hot debris as the car explodes) as fast as I can to get back to the church office. I almost fail to notice the pastor that flew past me with a fire extinguisher, as I'm dialing 911 ("um, yeah, can you connect me with the fire department?" "Do you have and emergency?" "Well, my car is on fire, I'm just not sure what to do, but pastor mejia has an extinguisher..." "Are you in the car???") By this time my mom is outside too, and I reek of burned plastic (yes, plastic. No, I don't know why), and I'm not worried that debris will hit me. So, the fire guys show up, and woody came to take me back to work, and hopefully the belve will be good as old someday soon.
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    Saturday, January 03, 2009

    Snow chains

    Yeah, so it turns out snow chains are helpful, but if they're broken they can really mess up your car, as seen here on my sister's ride.
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    Friday, January 02, 2009

    Character flaws

    The past few months I've realized a few things. I'm not sure if its because I'm so self-centered, or just terribly unobservant, but I've never noticed before how manipulative I am. Isn't that strange? And, even more, I'm not sure that it bothers me much. I think I've always assumed that I was just charming, which, in my mind, is like being manipulative, except that in the case of being charming people don't do things they wouldn't normally do, or something. But anyhoo, back to being manipulative. So, I think that's what I am, although I'm not really thinking of specific examples (and I'm not asking for any from you all). And also, my self-centered ness I have been much more aware of, and am deciding if I'd like to change it, or if its one of my core flaws that if I changed it I'd be too different...
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