"In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back."
-Charlie Brown

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The List #1

So the girls at work and I have been compiling our "lists" over the last few weeks. Really what it comes out to be are guys I think are dreamy. Since I'm not in a relationship currently I don't need a free pass, but if I needed one.... these would be the guys!

I've made a few lists. The first one is My Top Ten T.V. Characters.
So here they are in no particular order.

Ross Geller (Friends)
He doesn't mean to be but he is so funny. Sweet too!



Special Agent Seeley Booth (Bones)
He's a really good shot and looks hot in a suit!



Dexter (Dexter)
I realize he's a serial killer, but he only gets the bad guys so he's like a vigilante and that's not that bad. It's like thinking Batman is hot!



Damon Salvator (Vampire Diaries)
What else can I say, he's a "bad guy" vampire.....



Dr. Mark (McSteamy) Sloan (Grey's Anatomy)
It's something about his eyes.... even though on the outside you might think he's superficial, he really just wants to fall in love and be happy...



Dr. Jack Hodgins (Bones)
Even though he's "the bug guy" he's just so sweet. I could just eat him right up! (not too bad to look at either :)



Mike Delfino (Desperate Houswives)
He's strong and a romantic. I love it!



Luke Danes (Gilmore Girls)
There's just something about him and his grumpy self that is irresistible.



Eric Delko (CSI:Miami)
Protective, sweet, carries a gun,helps solve crimes in less than an hour, of Latin decent..... need I say more?



And last but not least....

Jim Halpert (the Office)
Awww..... Jim.



So what it all comes down to is that I watch WAY too many shows! Just so you know... I DVR most of them, I don't just watch TV all the time!

Goodbye, my friend.

Today is my 28th birthday.

I still sleep with my baby blanket.

I love that little blanket.

My blanket is barely hanging on.

It must be retired. Today is the day.

My blanket has been with me for 28 years. I can only think of three times when I didn't have it. The first is when I was 5 or 6 and Mom decided that I was too old to be sleeping with my blanket so she tried to take it away, well I found it later and that was that.
The second time was when I was in 6th grade, my friends made fun of me for having my blanket. It was so soft, I just had to hold it in my hands and have that lovely softness there as a comfort! So I hid it in the back of my closet trying to wean myself off, but I ended up in the back of the closet every night so I could hold it before bed. I remember falling asleep many a times in the closet. I finally just gave up.
The last attempt was when I moved away from home and went to college. It lasted about 3 months, I couldn't handle it. It was too much!!!
It's been there when I cried myself to sleep or when I was sick, it was always there. I even took it on vacations and sleepovers. I would just hide it inside of my pillowcase and nobody was the wiser.
Though I hate it. It's time for my blanket to be retired. I took some last pictures with it, fluffed it for the last time and then put it in an airtight bag and went into my hope chest. However, I have to have something soft to sleep with, so I had to find a replacement. It will never actually replace my blanket but it'll do. On my way to Target tonight, I got teary just thinking about it. I'm so ridiculous!!! I'm sure I looked like an idiot walking down the baby isle feeling every blanket to find the best one. I finally found one that will do.... I guess we'll see!

Here are some pics from the begining to the end.

Oh, I'd really love it if nobody made fun of me for my silly hair. You'll know it when you see it. I didn't have a choice. Mom cut my hair :)

I was about six weeks old in these two pictures.




I had wrapped baby Tony up in my blanket and rocked him to sleep. If you look close at my hands you'll notice that I'm plucking at the blanket like I have always have. It's softer that way!



Here it is now. IT'S SEE THROUGH!!!




This is the new one. I hope it's good!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Funny, Funny, Funny

A few months ago, during American Idol season, I was watching the Ellen Degeneres show and she was jokingly offeneded by the fact that on DVR discription of the show it lists all of the judges names but hers.... this is what it looked like:

Then a day or two later I noticed that something had changed..... take a close look. It's kind of small.


Ha, Ha, Ha! I just had to laugh. Some times when you complain, things do go your way! Gotta love Ellen!

A little over a week ago one of the girls I work with asked me if I was going to the Real Salt Lake Soccer game that was a few nights later. I was a bit confused because I'm not really a soccer fan. Not that I don't like soccer, just that I don't really know much about it, so I was perplexed by the question. She gave me this incredulous look and said "Stace, David Cook will be there!"
"WHAT?!!!"
How did I not know this? I had to jump online and find some tickets, now to find someone to go with me, after texting several people realizing nobody was available to go with me, I started getting nervous.... I had to go! Thankfully, my mom was able to finagle a way to get someone to work her late shift so she could go with me. She saved me from having to go by myself! I didn't realize 'til we got there how big the game was. We were playing against the LA Galaxy who we beat at the championships last year, so it was a huge deal. (p.s. David Beckam plays for that team however he was not there that night, I think it was because of the world cup) It was a sold out game, so we were lucky to get tickets. Thanks to the annoying guy behind us and the nice lady next to us, Mom and I figured out the basics of the game. It was so much fun. I would love to go to another game, even if David Cook wasn't there. Of course if David Cook was there... well that wouldn't hurt!

It was an amazing game, we won. The National Anthem (sung by David Cook of course) was awesome. I always get a little teary when I hear the National Anthem but because I heart David so much, it just made it that much better! Then post game, he came back out and had a concert. So much fun! It was such a great night!!

Thanks Heather for telling me about the game!
Thanks Mom for coming with me!
Thanks Real Salt Lake for playing a great game!
Thanks David Cook for making my day!

Oh and there was a decent size thunderstorm that came through. They had to stop the game for a bit to wait for it to pass but it just made for a great picture. Here are some fun ones from the night.....

This was the guy who scored the one and only winning point!

Here's a video I took. It's not the best quality video but I don't care :)

video

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Nightime routine


I have a new routine.... I have to eat a bowl of Rice Krispies every night before bed. I feel so lost if I don't get my Krispies. Sometimes Multigrain Cherios will do in a pinch but it's just not quite the same.
I suppose it could be worse right??

P.S. I had a really great night prior to my recently eaten Rice Krispies and I have pictures to prove it so just hold on tight and you'll soon learn about my wonderful evening!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me



I bought myself a Kindle for my birthday this year. I just got it in the mail this week and I LOVE it! It's so wonderful! If you're wondering what it is, I will tell you..... It's like and E-reader. You can download books and magazines and newspapers right to your kindle and then you can read them. Mine holds up to 1500 books. How fantastic is that?!!! Now I don't have to buy another bookshelf like I was going to have to at the rate I was buying books, plus this is so much more planet friendly. Think of all the trees I'm saving! Yay!



I only have a few words to say. I LOVE THIS SHOW! Oh and I have a secret crush on Finn (plus Finn is such a great name!)

Bored Shopping

Today I wanted to just get out of the house. I had nothing in particular to do so I went to Target just to shop. Which can be dangerous at Target but I actually only bought a few things.

I bought:
new flip flops
a new hat
Season 1 & 2 of BONES (they were on crazy sale!)
markers and poster board
stickers
(I've decided to make a potty training poster for my niece Hailey, because nobody else (aside from grandma, that is) thinks it's important for her to be potty trained..... Sorry, I'm getting off the soap box.

I am glad that my "I'm bored" shopping didn't affect my wallet too much. It could have been much worse!

I have a new bad habit....

I've discovered a certain new love for shakes! Chocolate, Marshmallow and Coconut to be exact. I can't stop eating them! It's SO yummy!!!! It's no wonder the pounds aren't coming off very quickly :)