Sunday, March 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Denise

We all love you very much

The concert and such

Bruce Springsteen was awesome and the E Street Band just rocked. His voice sounds the same and he just completely worked the stage. Our Precor group was in the executive suite and let me tell you that I am spoiled now and can't imagine seeing a concert any other way..ha ha The suite was close to the floor and behind the stage but you could see everything very close up and of course their were screens as well and they played towards us back and forth. The suite had three or four sections of two rows of seats. The back had two bars, two refrigerators filled with pop and an awsome buffet of dinner set up in the back. One of our Precor employees had invited two friends (that are friends of Mike and I) that we hadn't actually seen in four years. It was so great to catch up with them and I had so much fun. The best part of being in the suite was that there were two bathrooms and you never had to leave once you were in there. I have worked for quite a few corporations over my career but I have never gotten the perks that I get working for Precor. It's like they never end and I am getting so spoiled but I appreciate every second of it. Bottom line for me is that I am a country girl at heart and would be happy sitting on my beat up porch drinking lemonade and eating corn on the cob. However, getting to sometimes be part of a "caviar" type world is so much fun and I think I'll just enjoy it.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

In need of Vampire

Where is Edward today? Oh I forgot...he is sitting right next to me and I'm taking him home with me today. It's very cold and cloudy in Seattle today so we won't have any trouble with the sunlight although I'd like to see his diamond like skin shimmering in my van. Wanna come over Kris?

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

American Idol

My top favorites last night were.

David Cook-that was incredible and I could have never imagined singing Billie Jean like that.

Michael Johns..I love this guy and he finally blew it out last night

Brooke White..for me she is the real deal and not full or herself or full of shit. I think she does an amazing job.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Live from New York it's Saturday Night

Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood, "Can you say, Policeman"

Church Lady, "Well isn't that special"

Doug & Wendy Whiner

Mary Catherine Gallagher

Stuart Smalley, "I"m good enough, smart enough and dog gonnit..people like me"

"I live in a van down by the river"

Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy...If a child asks you where rain comes from, tell them it's God crying. If they ask why He's crying, tell them it's probably because of something they did.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My Little Leprechauns

I love this movie

"We got tatoos...what does mine say? Dude What does mine say? Sweet

"You didn't have to go all eggroll at the drivethru

"That's not a Llama dude"

"And then, and then"

Saturday, March 15, 2008

What a fun birthday

Today was great. Woke up early, worked out and got my hair done. I got some red streaks in it..what the heck I need a little change and some fun. I came home to a Harry Potter balloon, cake and a nice book from Mike. Then we all piled in the van and headed downtown. We parked at the Space Needle/Seattle Center and had lunch. Then the kids rode some of the rides and had so much fun. We took the monorail down to Westlake and walked to Pike's Place Market. We watched them throw the fish, made our way through the vendors in the market and bought Dungenous Crab, asparagus and a beautiful boquet of flowers. I thought it would be a slow day at the market but it was packed like it is in the summer was nuts. I guess there was a big St Pat's Day parade in the morning so tons of people were downtown. We came home and relaxed for a while and then Mike made crab omlettes and asparagus for dinner-so good. We are now watching a movie and I am getting very tired. Tomorrow we are having bruch with Shana,Delano and the babies and then taking everyone to the children's museum.

Friday, March 14, 2008


Do you know how much $ I spend at Target. I swear between household cleaning items, toilet paper, paper towels and bathroom items I spend a small fortune. If I had a lot of money I would buy more stuff as they have great decorative accessories...I could remodel all the bedroom and bathrooms.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Tonight the girls and I went to McDonalds for ice cream and we sat in the parking lot eating it in the car and listening to 80's music. Mike and I are hoping to get some sleep tonight. Rachel comes in our bed 2 to 3 times a night and we have to take her back. I think she just sleep walks right in then makes herself at home. We don't get ANY sleep

Miracle Bugs

Lindsey is actually doing her Science Project this quarter which really blows my mind but she is failing so she has to unless she does not want to receive a 38% for her final grade. So anyway, she googled science projects and proceeded to copy everything word for word and managed to get all of the data portion past her teacher. The project is on habits of bugs and she copied the graph on the internet (with six types of bugs) directly to her notebook. So, she goes outside Sunday with a shovel and is gone all of five minutes. She then showed me all of her data. Does she really think I am that stupid to not know that she copied all of it from the internet. Well I looked at it anyway and reminded her that she would need to keep daily data on this. Then I noticed her observations of bees. Mind you that in the state of Washington on March 9th we have enormous amounts of bees-NOT. WE DON'T EVEN HAVE ANY DAMN BEES RIGHT NOW!!! I was pissed about this and then yesterday I told her she had better get moving on more data. She spent 2 minutes outside and came in to report everything was the same except the ant hills had changed a little. WE HAVE NO F*&^%$ING ant hills either. She claimed there were a lot of them in the front yard grass. I told her to get her butt outside and bring me an ant. She went out there and then came in and stared at me.
My response to Lindsey. "Quit lying to me about your homework, starting doing what you are supposed to do and if you don't start this project over with correct information then I will be calling your teacher tomorrow and tell her that you are lying"
She started a new project on worms...we have worms

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I want to fly away to a land far far away for a month. I will be able to suntan with no worry of skin cancer, I will eat anything I want and lose weight after I eat it. I may drink tons of cocktails and never get a hangover. I will smoke cigars and sip on brandy while someone paints my toenails. I will never have a stomach ache & nobody will ask me to do anything for them. People will only be doing things for me. Massages every morning and night and afternoon naps with lavender eye patches and the sound of waves crashing on the ocean. I will have long bubble baths with chocolate covered strawberries and the best tasting fresh fruit I've ever had. I will look amazing in the most beautiful sundresses and dance the night away with whoever may come by.

Shit I have to get back to work!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Well I just watched the movie Gone Baby Gone and I won't ruin it for any of you that haven't seen it but I will say that I would have made the opposite decision at the end of the movie. I really liked it though. Last weekend we watched Michael Clayton and American Gangster..liked them both.

Some of my movie favs are:

Breakfast Club
Better off Dead
Die Hard movies
Indiana Jones
Harry Potter
All of Morgan Freeman's movies and especially The Shawshank Redemption
Disney/Pixar animated movies

Friday, March 7, 2008

100 Things About Me..per Denise's request.

1. I love where I grew up

2. My eyes are hazel

3. I drove a piece of shit Datsun for years..well I pushed it mostly

4. My Grandpa Johnson played the piano for a living

5. I loved him and my Grandma so much..I wish they could have met Rachel

6. My mother is an amazing person and teacher

7. I love M & M's

8. Spiders are my worst fear..I gag when I see them-serious gagging

9. I think my brother Ryan is one of the funniest people I know

10. Tea with honey makes me relaxed

11. I read smutty mags

12. And books about wizards and vampires

13. I grew up swimming in my grandma's pool on a daily basis in the summer

14. I loved to waterski and boogey board

15. I spent my Spring Breaks on trips with my friends and we drank too much booze

16. My dogs names were Loner and Zero

17. I love to travel

18. Coffee is the bomb

19. One of my favorites foods is Thai

20. I drink a lot of water

21. I don't wear a lot of makeup

22. Being a mother is my favorite job

23. Having my daughter changed my life for the better

24. I don't have any tatoos

25. I do have a lot of stretch mark scars

26. I love being an aunt

27. Basketball is my favorite sport and I played it for years

28. I graduated high school with honors and failed my first semester of college

29. I love to exercise

30. I smile a lot

31. My dad used to make me eat boiled squirell (complete with BB's) and canned tamales

32. I have scooped a lot of ice cream in my days.

33. I worked two jobs in the summers to earn money for clothes etc.

34. My belly botton is really deep

35. Rachel's middle name is Kathleen for my mother

36. I love DisneyWorld

37. I sleep well to the sound of frogs croaking

38. I got kinda buzzed on booze while I was pregnant..but I didn't know I was pregnant

39. My favorite car was my silver jetta with sunroof and black leather interior..I want it back

40. I never had braces

41. My front tooth on the top is fake

42.If it was safe, I would have liposuction on my stomach

43. My drink of choice is espresso

44. No cats for me.

45. I can't have fish because they constantly have sex and then I have to kill them.

46. I have been in love three times in my life.

47. Rollercoaster are my favorite..high, fast, upside down and scary

48. Otherwise, I am afraid of heights

49. When I was 17 I slept on the bus at the Kennedy Space dad was pissed..I was 17

50. I love emeralds & I got a new ring on the Carribean Cruise in 06-St. Thomas

51. I like to have my nails and toes painted..makes me feel better about myself

52. Looking in the mirror is not my thing...I tend to get pissed at who looks back

53. Holding hands with my five year old is priceless

54. Teenagers make me insane

55. Dad used to make deer's so good

56. I am a sensitive person

57. Before my achillies injury I loved to snow ski

58. 80's music makes me happy

59. I have run over about every animal possible with my car..comes with living in the woods

60. I am anal about keeping my house clean

61. Friends are so very important to me

62. I love hot fudge sundaes with bananas

63. I am a facial fanatic

64. I love for someone to brush my hair

65. My career is etremely important to me and gives me a huge sense of satisfaction

66. I love to sing

67. Yardwork is very rewarding to me.

68. I want to take dance lessons

69. I want to take cooking classes

70. I wear a lot of black in case in makes me look thinner

71. I remember sleeping in the car at night when my mom was driving..who ever heard of seatbelts?

72. As a kid I loved to catch lightning bugs and pull the tails off of lizards

73. I have more pictures than I will ever know what to do with

74. I used to sit on my sister and hold her nose while I covered her mouth

75. I tend to win things when someone is having a drawing.

76. My whole life when someone new meets me they will call me Jennifer

77. I am half Irish and love St Patrick's Day

78. Mac & Jack Beer

79. I used to get a kick out of watching Ryan cut snakes in half with yard clippers

80. I remember my brother's carpet stain because my cousin Todd puked all over it after eating an entire bag of Twizzlers...serves him right

81. I HATE lying

82. I HATE addiction

83. Once after New Year's while living in Colorado I threw up on the sidewalk of my apartment complex and it stained it and ate the cement..what the @#$%

84. I threw up the entire 9 months of my pregnancy-that was fun

85. New Years is my anniversary

86. My husband is 16 years older than me

87. I used to be a radio DJ

88. I would like to be debt free

89. I like to walk in the woods and enjoy the peace and quiet

90. I think my dad caught me having sex once..oh well

91. I have three earring holes

92. My spice cabinet is so full of old shit it is pathetic

93. I do laundry every day

94. I think the government takes most of my paychecks

95. I am a democrat all the way

96. I always make wishes on the first star I spot in the sky

97. I also make wishes when the clock reads 11:11

98. I have a ghost/angel that has followed me around since college

99. Once on Spring Break in Padre Island I was drunk and far in the ocean at night. I felt the undertoe grab at my feet and I quickly got out...what an idiot

100. I love that I have so many friends and a great family

For Harry Potter Fans-Construction is on!!!

Can't wait until this amusement park opens..I will be there for days.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

AI Girls Night

Sorry but I just really like the guys. If I had to pick the girls my top three would be:

Brooke-she is real, down to earth and not full of herself
Amanda-she doesn't give a shit what anyone thinks and I like that
Carly-I like her voice but I don't think she should be on the show with her past experience etc.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

American Idol recap

I really thought the guys did great tonight. David Cook's version of Hello was awesome. I also loved Michael John's song as I have always loved that song and The Breakfast Club. David Archuleta is still one of my favs. Not a big fan of Mr. Dreadlock but I thought he did a good job as well. Chickeze is just a loveable guy and I want him to make it into the top 12. Luke and purple haired dipshit need to go home.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Butlers and Maids

Who was the maid on the Jefferson's?

Who was the maid on the Jetsons's

Who was the butler on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air?

Who was the maid on Different Strokes?

Who was the maid/caregiver on Fraiser?

Saturday, March 1, 2008


This morning I had set my alarm to go to the gym. I do that on Saturday because everyone is sleeping and I can just go alone and enjoy myself. Usually when I come home they are all still asleep and then I have quiet time(not much) in the house which is so nice. Well this morning my little Boo was already up and as I was getting dressed she asked if she could come with me. I didn't respond and my first instinct was no because she'd have to get dressed and then I would have to pay for daycare while I worked out. However, I stepped back and thought yes, you can come with me. She loves to come anywhere with me and always has fun. I know these times won't last forever as one day she will want nothing more but to be with her friends and not her silly mother. So, as much as I love my alone time I love being with her more because she lights up my life and takes the troubles away.