Saturday, February 28, 2009

St. Pats #2

More pics from St. Pats (2007 and 2008, I think)

The family comes down to party...(Me & My Daddy)
(Garrett & Momma)Some drink a little more than others.... (ME & Banger)

Even babys like to party too!!! (Me & then "baby" Blake - Val's Nephew)

We love to dance on coolers too!!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

St. Patricks Day #1

So, in honor of one of my favorite holidays, I've decided to blog about St. Patricks Day that is coming up in a few weeks. Even though I'm only in a low percentile Irish, I still love celebrating with all my friends. Every year, we go downtown to watch the parade then on to Maggie O'Briens to party in the parking lot after. Here are some pictures from the last couple of years...this year should be a great time too! You can see how we roll from the pics.

We make ourselves part of the parade...

We find guys in kilts...

And we find interesting photo opportunities!

More to come...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Who Knows me the best?

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Blog Award

SO...I won my award for blogging...thanks to the nomination from Rachel (who know thinks that because I've been awarded I need to start blogging more often). So, here it is:

Along with this award goes text and my nominations...

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight more bloggers who must choose eight more bloggers and include this cleverly written text in the body of their award.
...and then in traditional chain award style I have to pick some of you to pass it on to.

The problem is, I really only follow 3 blogs. However, I know people on Facebook read my blogs since they are linked to that website, and I've received many compliments on them. Of course that is not enough motivation to keep them up to date regulary.

So, here it is, my nominations:

To Jamie for Happy Hills - for getting me hooked to blogging since hers was the first that I read.

To Rachel for His,Mine & Ours - for giving me something entertaining to do at work everyday. I can always count on her to have something new posted.

To Riannon for Mom on a Mission - it must take a lot of time to post all the sales, coupons, etc. you do. Thanks for keeping my wallet in mind!

Other than these 3, I don't know of any others, so if you are reading this and have a blog, please comment with the name of your blog so I can follow it as well.

And now to my acceptance speech...I'd like to thank my English teachers throughout the years for making me so well versed and an interesting writer. To my brother for keeping my wit up. Thank to Tony for supporting me, even though you probably don't even know what a blog is. My my readers and my fans, without you this award wouldn't have been possible. To my parents for mating and producing me and to God...for keeping them from flushing me down the toilet on a tissue.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I'm overly excited today...Tony FINALLY got a call for a job interview. He has been laid off since November 14th...which has made it a long 3 months. They seemed very interested in him, so hopefully, next week I'll be blogging about him going back to work!!!!!!!

Last night, I took my mom to see Celine Dion at the Scottrade Center. Man, I never in a million years expected to see so many people there. I would guess that it was almost sold out!! Much to my surprise, it wasn't a bad concert. I could have went to much worse. Most of her songs are played on the radio, so I knew some of the older ones. What baffled me is that she went on for 3 hours with no intermission. And wore stiletto heels through the whole concert. Overall, we had a good time. Its always nice to have some quality girl time with the momma. The opening act, Gordie Brown, was great. He is a comedian/impressionist. We laughed so hard...I wanted him to keep going. I will definitely watch him again!! Here is a clip from when he was on Letterman.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Are you proud of me yet?

I've posted so far everyday this week!!! Maybe I'm getting back to this...
So, I think its about time for a new car. I currently drive a 2006 Impala SS. I love my car...the power, the speed, the fact that its a 4 door with over 300 HP. Basically, I love cars. But, its out of warranty and now little things are starting to happen. I typically get rid of my cars every 5 years, but since this one is almost paid off and now that you can get a 5 year, 100,000 mile warranty, I'm justifying that as my cause for getting a new one.

I'm on the verge of ordering myself a new 2010 Camaro RS. I first actually saw this car as Bumblebee in the new Transformers movie and almost fell in love instantly, although I've always been a sucker for them since before I got my drivers license. Now I'm finally at an age that I can afford to insure one. I know this car is not practical, but its fun. Right now, I have no children, not too much debt, and would like to have a sports car before I'm 50 and going through a mid life crisis.

This is the special edition that I'm thinking about ordering...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Good Read...

So, I'm still at work, punished because my day still doesn't seem to have an end in sight. Therefore I thought I would blog real quick to pass some time.

In may waiting this evening, I finally finished Breaking Dawn. The ending was as predictable as I anticipated. Still making Eclipse one of my favorites in the 4 book series. I now question will she incorporate these books into the Harry Potter Monopoly and continue writing. I know Stephanie Meyer is already working on her next book, Midnight Sun, which is basically the first book, Twilight, only in Edward's perception. This will not help for movie sales, so will she put this project on hold yet again and continue the saga?

Now I need something else to read, something to pass the time at the gym and during these late work evenings. Anyone have any good reads that they would like to suggest?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Weekend Summary

I actually had a pretty good weekend!

Friday, I went scrapbooking with Rachel and some of her friends. To my surprise, I actually enjoyed it and can't wait to go again. It was a good time. Its not as hard as I thought it would be, but it did take me a little while to get started and figure out what I was trying to do.

Saturday, Tony and I went to the Blues game with Kevin & Laura, his friend and his wife from when he was in the Navy. Blues won 4-0, and it was a great game, great seats, great company. From there we went to Sundeckers and shut it down. Laura and I danced all night long...I haven't done that in forever. Then we finished up the night at Lumiere Casino, where Kevin won enough to pay for their night, and Tony and I found entertainment in watching some dumbass almost getting tased by security for throwing a chip at a dealers head. It was quite comical...after that, we took a cab to White Castles - which was ridiculous, but good. The cabbie was Kenyan, and Tony kept trying to get him to "click". Apparently, they click when the talk?? From there, we went back to the Sheraton, where Kevin and Laura were staying and passed out. It was a good time.

Yesterday we did nothing for superbowl. I needed some recovery time and had to work today, so figured it would do us both good to get some rest. I went a bought chips and snacks and we made pizza. It was a nice quiet evening alone, watching the game, and spending some time together. Although, I usually enjoy the commercials more than the game, but this year I was not impressed. Guess when the economy is down, so is the creativity in the superbowl ads.