Thursday, March 29, 2007

Things on My Mind

This is the new Maroon 5 video. I was just talking to Mircea about how I didn't understand how they could still be riding the wave of a 4 year old cd, but I guess if they can they will. I can't stop staring at Adam Levine even though I think he is a total loser, but I just want to stare into his eyes all day long. I wish I didn't suffer from that affliction.

So we got the cats together last night. Let's just say it went a bazillion times worse than either of us ever expected. We both thought that the girls would be upset and that Fernie would be the ring leader of the fighting. Ha! We let Lily out of the cage and Stinky immediatly attacked her, chasing her behind the couch where she peed in fear. I hadn't even let Fern out of her cage yet when we were breaking up the fight (which you aren't supposed to do, but I was not about to let Lily get beat up by the Stinks). So the rest of the night we consoled Lily, who would hiss at Fernie as if it was her fault, and talked about what our options are if they don't get along. We really want to have a nice little cat family, and we're taking them all to the vet on Saturday so maybe they'll have some more insight. There are a ton of suggestions that we've read on the internet, and if anyone has other thoughts please let us know. I just hate seeing Stinky badger my sweet girls. Oh and Fernie-the one we thought would be the ringleader of all the fighting? She's been the sweetest little girl. She snuggles up next to us and tries to be nice to both Lily and Stinky, who are having none of it.

Ok, if anyone is still reading after all this cat talk, I have a question. I think I want to get rid of some of my (mother's) books, and I'm wondering how I should go about this. I was thinking of making a list of the books I'm really to get rid of, send it out to my friends and let them choose. For those that live far away, I'd give the books for free but charge for the shipping cost I have to pay. I could probably make some money at a garage sale, but I'd rather share with others. Thoughts?

Sunday, March 25, 2007

I'm Home

I'll make this quick, but I wanted to let everyone know I made it back safe and sound. I got in so late on Thursday, it kind of sucked, but I had the best going away party EVER from my buddies at work. It was a mad rush, which I will describe later.

My phone doesn't work at Mircea's house nor mine, so that should be interesting. My new phone (only two more weeks!) should work at both houses, but Lord knows. The best part is it will have a screen so I can call people and know who the hell is calling me. That phone has been broken since I went to San Diego and you'd be surprised how much of a pain it is to not be able to screen calls or call people whose phone numbers you haven't memorized.

Ok, so I'm back and I'm in training all week so I won't have a bunch of email access or time to blog, but I hope everyone is doing well and I am SOOOOOO happy to be home.

And thank you to Marc for taking wonderful care of those beautiful kitties. I picked them up today and they were so sad to leave their Papa, but they are happy at my house and snuggled like crazy!!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

It Worked?

There is a question mark after that. I am getting on the flight at 12 today and will get home around 8 as long as there isn't crazy weather (which there is). The big problem is that they were having a going away thingie for me today that doesn't start until 10, which is when I have to be at the airport. Oopsie!! I don't know how to remedy this and everyone is a little peeved but this goes back to why surprises aren't good. Bad bad surprises.

But I get to go home early, see my sweetie, see the puffy kitties, and that makes me happy. I had to do it. I just had to get home. (And I have a B ticket with Southwest which means I'll have to sit in the middle seat, but I'll deal!)

Talk to you all soon!!!

I'm Trying

I'm currently on hold with SATO to make changes to my travel plans. I'm trying to get home tomorrow so I can surprise Mircea. He'll already be asleep when I get there, but I don't care. This is turning into a huge pain in the ass to get home, but I think it's what I should do. That way he can be surprised when I sneak into the house and then although he has to go to work on Friday it's only for a few hours and then he won't have to drive all the way up to the airport for little old me.

I have a feeling this isn't going to work, but it's worth a try. The funniest part of this is that I was so excited that he'd be around to help me carry the ridiculously heavy suitcases out of the airport...but I would rather hear the surprise and happiness in his voice that I'll be next to him one more night.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Get Out of My Head

I assume we all have songs that we just can't get out of our heads. I have a couple of culprits that haunt me all the time. These are the ones I can think of. Feel free to add your own in the comments section (or on your page!)

Making Love Out of Nothing at All- Air Supply
I'm in Love With a Stripper- T-Pain
Baby Beluga - Raffi (the strange music this site plays makes me wonder if they've ever heard baby beluga)
Just a Little Bit - 50 Cent

Well heck, I started writing this and I'm plumb out...maybe I'll update later. I know you're all dying to know.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Best of Ollie Williams

Ollie Williams is one of my favorite characters on Family Guy. Although the jokes are stereotypical humor, I can't help but laugh at the one-line rants that make up his weather report (or his punishment forcast) Hope it brings you a laugh.

Monday, March 19, 2007

I'm Not Even Irish

Here's a post of confessions. My goodness I enjoyed myself for St. Patrick's Day. I'd been telling my friends that I'd never celebrated St. Patty's, and I think I made up for 26 years of non-celebrations. Let's just say I still feel a little funny in my tummy and my tongue is still green from the food coloring we added to everything.

My day started with a 2 mile run in Mission Bay. I actually didn't do too badly on it and it was nice to be out there again. After the run I collected some free stuff and had a beer. (Mind you, it is 8:30 in the a.m., but come on, it was free!) Then I went home and showered to get ready for the rest of my day, which was a trip up to Temecula with my friends Rebecca, George, and Frederic. Enjoying some green wine
We drank WAY too much (except for Frederic, who was driving us) and took lots of pictures, most of which can't be shared. We had the best lunch I've eaten in a long time (and man oh man it was pricey) and between the four of us we had 3 bottles of wine. We went back to George and Frederic's house and lazied around for a little while. So much drinky
The night was far from over. We decided to go to the Irish Pub on Coronado, and there we danced and drank and sang. And that is also when things took a turn for the worst. Too much drinkie. I did my favorite thing which is "shotgunning beers" so although I only had 3 (or 4) I drank them in such rapid succession that I was toasted. I don't remember much of the evening, but I do remember the two mile walk back to John and Allison's (who I don't really know very well, I work with John) and they put me to bed while I was sobbing uncontrollably that I only love Romanians. Funny thing about that was that I wasn't saying "I love Mircea, where is he?" I just kept asking for the Romanian people to save me from my drunkedness. Ridiculous!The Lovely Drunks
Allison took such good care of me and Rebecca. I'll forever be indebted to her for getting me into bed and making sure I was ok. She gave me this stuff called Graval, which is like Dramamine (they're Canadian) and I kept crying that I didn't want to eat the "little rocks" because they would make my throat hurt.

Needless to say I am so ashamed of that evening. I like to be tipsy, I hate being rip-roaring confused drunk. It's so embarassing, it's so shameful, and if you do the math, I did a lot of drinking. So immature. So like most people that drink too much I'm feeling like hell. It was good getting stories straight at work this morning because Rebecca, George, and I all had very different thoughts about all that happened.

So Happy St. Patty's Day and thank you especially to Allison and Mircea who explained to me that although I drank WAY too much, it doesn't make me a bad person. Just a smelly one.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Photo Excursion Day One

I'm on the prowl for photos of San Diego. Well, I'm on the prowl around San Diego taking photos. I don't consider myself a very good photographer (frame it, frame it!) but I like to play around and I intend on taking a class after I finally get done with grad school. Today after work I went with my friend George to Balboa Park to get more photos. We wanted to go to the Japanese Friendship Garden that was closed when Mircea and I went, but guess what? It was closed. It closes at 4 so I'm going to go tomorrow after work and then make it back in time for my PT session with Fred at 5:30. (and damnit if I can't figure out how to make them big when you click them. It's totally hit or miss. I want you guys to see how purty these are up close)

george et kate

George and I being silly

Huge Horse Pee Pee

The Horsey Sculpture (I like the use of foreground in this one)

Pretty Balboa Park
I think this one is my favorite

So Pretty Coronado

I like the shadow of the palm tree on the steeple

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Things Aren't Always As They Seem

I think everyone knows how much I love TiVo. Well, I also like things for free and there is HBO in my hotel. The only channel that TiVo's correctly is HBO Signature, which I think their slogan should be "Movies I guess you could watch if you were really bored." Well I got a couple of movies off there a few weeks ago because of what I thought they were-and then I watched them and things aren't always as they seem.

1. North Country is not Monster (no matter how many times you will it to be.)

Pretty but Boring
I watched this movie for a full 30 minutes before I started asking questions and pressing the INFO button on my remote. Although North Country is boring as it could possibly be, it is well done and a semi-interesting story. It is, however, not about serial-killer women, which is way more interesting than a movie about women working in a mine. Seriously, although it was a decent movie, the best part was the end because it meant that I had accomplished something and I saw it through to the last boring frame.

2. Match Point is not the 'light romantic comedy' that Wimbledon may or may not be (if only I'd seen the latter)

I started this movie on Tuesday and it was just so intense that I had to wait to finiThis Movie is Not Funnysh it last night. I'm still sort of reeling about it and it is the reason for my post. This movie is far from what I thought it was, a movie about love and tennis. Hells no. This movie is kind of intense and is about deceit, broken promises and getting away with murder. It was rough and although I was highly disappointed in it's lack of "romantic comedy" qualities, it was pretty decent and had I not gone into it with the totally wrong expectations it might actually have been entertaining for me (as opposed to completely confusing for the first few minutes because no one was laughing or flirting) This movie did feature Jonathan Rhys Meyers, whose acting actually confused me at some points. He so flat in his delivery, but maybe that is just how the Brits are, you know? He is somewhat handsome, but I kept wanting him to be Wentworth Miller, which is just ridiculous. The movie also featured Scarlett Johansson. I don't want to sound catty, but I just plain don't like her. I don't trust her. She's a very sexy woman (girl?) but I just don't like her all that much. (I didn't realize she was the girl from the Horse Whisperer, which I watched one morning 5 years ago and sobbed for the better part of the day for no apparent reason) Maybe it is because I think she is smug. Or maybe I'm just jealous because she's a hottie. You choose.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Countdown

Just 9 days until I'm home. I'm actually feeling a little guilty for wanting to get back to Maryland because it is so beautiful here and everyone has been so nice, but man, I want to sleep in my own bed and hug those kitties! Traveling for three months has taught me what I really appreciate in life.

  • The front desk at the hotel doesn't need to know who is calling you and when or put your loved ones on hold.
  • I'm sick of feeling guilty for being messy because the maids have to clean it. And I haven't been tipping the maids because it's a different lady every time. I am missing pair of workout pants-maybe one of them tipped themselves.
  • I am sick of not having any "goods" out of the oven. Microwave food is good, but I want to eat some bread or something.
  • Four walls + 3 months = stir crazy
  • Restaurant food is great...every once and awhile. All the time, not so much!
  • Free laundry is a wonderful thing. Well, at least not having to get quarters every time you do a wash is a beautiful thing.

This place is great but I can't wait to be back in MD. I am sure the kitties have forgotten me and have turned all their allegiance to their daddy, but I can't wait to hug those little furballs and kiss their furry little faces! (I'm such a cat lady!)

Hope everyone is having a good week!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Lack of Motivation

Ugh. I don't want to do anything today. I have a TON of homework due for Wednesday but I can't really get into it. That's just lovely. I'll keep attempting it, but it isn't going well. In fact, I've wasted most of the morning trying to help Mircea with some of his homework (even though it isn't due for awhile) because I simply don't care about math. That's sad!

I'm so ready to go home. Only 10 more days here in sunny San Diego. I love it here, but I am ready to be back in Maryland with my friends, those purrfect kitties, and Mircea. I look forward to seeing how our relationship will go when it's not a vacation, you know? I'm sure it will be wonderful, but it will definitely be very different than our last three months.

Man, I really need to work on this homework. Why oh why can't I concentrate?

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Another Fun Weekend With My Love

Once again I had a blast with Mircea this weekend. He got here early on Friday and we walked on the beach and collected shells before going out to Cabrillo National Monument to take these pictures. The monument was closing so we didn't get to see the sunset, nor did we really get to see the monument, but these are some pictures from the light house and Pt. Loma.

This light house was pretty cool. I wish we could have gone in but it was closed (of course) This picture was taken right before I practically died trying to take a picture of the city and I fell in a little ditch-thank goodness Mircea was there to save me!

The weekend was fairly uneventful, mostly being lazy at the beach and then we also walked around Balboa Park. All of those photos are on Mircea's camera, so I'll update those soon. Not much else to report. The weather here was 80-something today so I spent a little time on the beach and then just holed up in my room to nap. I hate taking Mircea to the airport, but I get to be home with him in 11 days. I love that man!!!"><

As close to the sunset as we could get. I'll take more pictures before I leave, hell I should be doing that right now instead of watching Law and Order in my room while the weather is so beautiful outside!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Woo-Hoo It's Friday!

I woke up on the right side of the bed this morning! I'm in such a good mood and although my body aches like heck from the past two days with my PT Fred, I am feeling good and strong and invigorated. Mircea will be here in 6 short hours and we'll have a fun weekend. Next week marks the beginning of my office revamp, which is where myself and three others are on a weight loss regime and another guy is quitting smoking, so it will surely be bitchy in here. Looking forward to it though as I've been unsuccessful with weightloss since I got here, though I'm definitely stronger and more muscular, I'm still a fatty and I gained weight since I've been here. Whatever, one day at a time, you know?

No big plans for the weekend. We want to go see the sunset at Point Loma (the damn cliff blocks my sunset view from my room) and then finally trek around Balboa Park. It should be a good time.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend and that the weather is great for every body!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Little Miss Smarty Pants

I'm going to toot my own horn for a second. I got an A on both of my midterms, the one that I worked with Mircea and Lainie (and Marc) was a 94 and the one I did by my lonesome was a 93. Woot!!!

I'm just so excited. We're stepping into some harder stuff for math this next week and the 30 page final for the other class will be a pain, but at least I've got a fighting chance.


Ok, sorry, I'm just so excited so I'm seeking virtual high fives!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Dull Dull Life

Nothing new to report. I've been in boring meetings the last few days. I'm back in the office tomorrow, which should be fun since the boss moved my desk so he could spy on me. He's so weird. I'm a temporary employee at his office and he's so suspicious of me, always asking me if I have security, etc. It's really funny too since I've been with the Gov't for 3 years and have more security than he does and up until he got this promotion we were the same rank (and the guy's been here 20 years) He's super frustrating and I want to poke him in his bald head.

Ok, that's it. I have an appointment with my trainer today and I am not looking forward to it. I think I look pregnant. Actually, it's kind of "funny" as I've been doing the buns and abs exercises the muscles under my belly fat are getting bigger and sticking out my tire...and my bum is moving up and pushing up a tire, so I have this great little life raft around my belly-LOVELY!!

Hope everyone is having a good week!!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Weekend Recap

I went to see Lindsay this weekend. We had a really good time. Saturday was a Party Lite get together, with yummy treats to eat and then we went and saw 300 at a free sneak preview. It was fun fun. On Sunday we went to Palm Springs and had a yummy lunch at Red Robin and then went on a window shopping spree. We didn't buy much but we had a good time looking at decors, clothes, and wine. I bought some yummy wine at World Market for Mircea's visit. You heard me, he's coming to visit. That little sneakster had been planning this surprise and told me that he'll be here on Friday at noon for another little vacation. I'm so pumped! We'll have nothing official planned, but it should be a blast!!!

Oh, back to this weekend. On the way back I saw a wildfire that closed the freeway.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Ladies and Gentleman: Prepare Your TiVo

I got the best news today about my most favoritest "celebrity" ever: Mr. Peyton Manning (anyone who said "ick" is no longer my friend...PATTY!)

Manning to host 'Saturday Night Live'
INDIANAPOLIS - Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning's acting credits will move beyond his numerous commercials in a few weeks as he'll be hosting NBC's "Saturday Night Live."The Colts quarterback said he would appear on the show on March 24, which happens to be his 31st birthday."I figure this is my one shot to be asked," Manning said. "I'm sort of looking forward to it, but I am a little bit nervous."Manning has most famously poked fun of himself in an ad for cell-phone company Sprint Nextel Corp., where he dons a fake mustache and toupee to "disguise" himself while rooting for the Colts. In a MasterCard commercial, Manning posed as a "fan of the fan," cheering on workers at a grocery store and coffee shop.

I'm so excited. I didn't dress up for Halloween this year, but I had intended on being Peyton Manning wearing the fake mustache from the Sprint commercial. I might even do it this year, but we'll see.

Ok, enough excitement. Back to my stupid midterm. I'm totally half-assing this thing and I'm sure I'll get a B or C in this class (the horrors) but I've really stopped caring.