May 28, 2009

Prayers please

Tonight, I wish I would be able to write another funny post to make you giggle, but I simply cannot. I ask for your prayers instead. My father was admitted to the hospital today with chest pains and difficulty breathing. I think they ran like 5 million tests, but we are still waiting for results to see exactly what is going on. He's a diabetic as well so that adds some complication to the matter as well.

I will thank you in advance for your prayers.

I do have a funny story that happened to my mother and I while we were at the hospital, but I will save that for tomorrow. :)

Warning: Do NOT put person in washer

Last night, the hubby and I had 4 loads of laundry to do... I know, it's a lot of laundry, but I hate doing laundry and it seemed every minute we had to rest, I wanted to rest and not do laundry. Don't judge me! You are most likely in the same boat.

Anyways, so we were at the laundromat and I was loading the white clothes. As I'm loading I notice this warning label:


Yep, you read it right. It actually says "DO NOT put any person in this washer"..... now this of course makes me giggle, but it also makes me wonder that most likely some person in America had something to do with a person being put in the washer and getting hurt, so they decided that it was the machine's manufacturer's fault for not putting a warning label so things like this doesn't happen again. This person most likely thought that the manufacturer was responsible for someone getting hurt, because you know it's not common sense that if a person decides to go in the washer that they will most likely get hurt, like really? As I was saying, this person went out and probably sued the manufacturer for safety concerns and probably got a shit load of money out of a settlement and now there is a law that all washing machine manufacturers must put this label on all of their machines. You know, like the McDonald hot coffee incident.

The joys of living with idiotic people...

May 26, 2009

Fun in the sun

So this Memorial Day weekend me and the hubby had a good relaxing weekend. Yesterday we decided we would join some friends and go to the beach. The weather was perfect and we hit no traffic down to the Jersey shore. When we arrived, we set down our towels and immediately put some sunscreen on to avoid the dangers of the sun.
Too bad it didn't work so well, because I came out looking like a lobster after the whole day of being out in the beach.


My back is the color of the lobster you see above.... and it hurts soooooooo bad. Wearing my shirt is like stabbing me with a million knives in my back. Ohhh the pain. So, I have a bottle of aloe vera gel in my fridge and can't wait to get home from work to put some on my back and lay down.


While at the beach, we played some volleyball and I also went for a nice run along the shore line with one of my friends. Of course we had to duck many times to avoid the fishing lines that people had set up. A couple of times I felt like I was very close to having my head decapitated.

All in all, we had great times at the beach yesterday. Best part was that we hit no traffic coming home either, but we did make a pit stop at Outback Steakhouse for some good grub. :)

How did you spend your holiday weekend?

May 24, 2009

Terminator Salvation




So, tonight we went to the movie theater to see the Terminator Salvation movie. My review to you, it was good. I enjoyed the movie. Want to know why I enjoyed the movie even more? Because my lover (yeah, I said it, he's my lover) is in the movie. Christian Bale.



I don't care what anyone says, but Christian Bale has to be one of the hottest and most handsome guy ever created in this world. I love him. I adore him. I want him. Yep, he's that cute. And his accent just melts my heart away!



I will of course say that my lover was great in this movie.

I will now head to bed to dream about Christian Bale.......♥

The joys of Christian Bale...

May 22, 2009

Woman plucking her chin hair in car.

+ + = Woman plucking chin hair in car.... eewwwwwww

Yep, You read it right! This morning as I pulled up to the traffic light, I looked to my left and saw a woman with her face all up in the her visor's mirror with a tweezer in her hand. Now, at first I thought this woman was maybe plucking her eyebrow that she may have noticed was "sticking" out, but as I continued my gaze towards her way, I was wrong. The woman was plucking her chin hairs (please note that I wrote hairs as in plural). Now, I would think you would probably only have one chin hair to pluck, but this woman was plucking away for the whole length of the light, and I'm still not convinced that she was done as I drove away.

All I have to say about that, eeewwwww.

The joys of driving in NJ...

The award goes to....

I have been blessed with receiving another award! What's weird is that today I was having a bit of a "down" day, but this made me smile so thank you Life Makes Me Laugh for this award. You have brighten up my day!

The rules:

Deliver this award to eight bloggers who then must choose and deliver the award to eight more and include the following text in the award:

"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."

Below are my pick of eight bloggers to receive the award! Congrats to you guys. I enjoy reading EVERYONE's blog that I follow and thanks to you all for being such great blogger friends!

Please take a little time to visit the following blogs and congratulate them on the award, and also let them know I sent you:

Bless This Nest

Mr. and Mrs. in Training

Southern Bride

Brownies for my Breakfast

Cheap Wife

Learning to be a Wife

Through Squirrel Eyes

Creating Natasha

Congrats to you all!

May 20, 2009

Best friends married

This past Monday I did not get up like usual to get ready for work, instead I got up to run off to get my hair done because that was the day my best friend was getting married!

They had a beautiful wedding!!!!!!! I was so glad to be part of it and enjoy their special day with them. Below are some pics of the beautiful couple!




Their cake was gorgeous and soooo yummy!



Walking down the aisle as husband and wife for the first time!




Saying their vows.


To the bride and groom, congrats!!!!!

Annoying Habit Wednesday!

Annoying Habit Wednesday

Whoa! I almost completely forgot that today was annoying habit Wednesday! It's been a whirlwind of a weekend, which I'll post about later, but let's get to the fun part!

Today's annoying habit: Slippers being left in the MIDDLE of the floor in any room!

OK, so my husband enjoys wearing his slippers. Who wouldn't, all soft and snuggly for your feet, anyways.... What drives me insane is that he leaves them exactly in the same spot he takes them off. So, if he walks into the bedroom and takes them off in front of the door, that is where they stay for me to trip on when it's 6:30 AM in the morning as I am making my way to the bathroom to get ready for work. I have found them in the middle of the living room as well. It wouldn't bother me as much if he at least pushed them to the side, but nope, they stay right in the middle.

So, there you have it. I have come to the conclusion to be fair, I will alternate the annoying habits by my husband picking one for one week, and I pick the next. We will be alternating the weeks. Stay tuned to next week's annoying habit!

Hope everyone is having a good week and I promise to fill you all in about my best friend's wedding that was this past Monday.

May 17, 2009

My best friend is getting married!



I will be MIA tomorrow because my best friend is getting married! We are all super excited. They will be having an intimate ceremony and reception. My husband is the best man so the groom will be sleeping at our house tonight. I currently have the remote to myself, but am ready to hand it over when he gets here so they can do their guys bonding thing, then that gives me time to pack all my stuff for the wedding tomorrow as I'll be heading over to my best friend's house to help watch the kids while the bride gets ready.

I have a role in the ceremony where I am reading, so please pray that I don't trip walking up the stairs or mess up the words!

Below is a picture of me and my best friend on my wedding day.


To the bride and groom,
May your special day bring much joy and happiness. I love you both with all my heart and am honored to be part of your special day. I am grateful to have the both of you in my life. God bless the both of you. Love you. :)

May 15, 2009

Snuggie + Robber = A crime that's warm and fuzzy


So what does a snuggie and a robber equal? Snuggie-wearing Newton teen accused of trying to break into a store. This article was sent to me by husband late afternoon yesterday. First of all, the reason he sent it to me is because I keep trying to convince him to buy me a snuggie because I would SO use it all the time. So, I read the story and say, wow, how crazy that this teen was wearing a snuggie in a robbery. But, as soon as I finished the article, my husband told me to read the comments. Boy, some people are hilarious! I posted some comments to the story below, but make sure you visit the link to read all of them which is worth your time because it is funny!

So, below some comments:

  • "Ryzner-Meredith is charged with criminal mischief, attempted burglary and possession of burglar's tools."

    And possession of a dangerously comfortable and warm blanket/shirt hybrid.

  • ...announced today that the state senate has a law HR3245 that will put electronic tracers in Snuggies so this crime doesn't happen again.
  • I wonder when Charlton Heston and the National Snuggie Association (NSnA) will get involved.
  • The Snuggie Thuggies!
  • If the poor guy was low on funds, he should have just sold the free reading light.

May 14, 2009

Rooster wants to say something

This morning, we had a conference call. This conference call was with our some of our global offices. So on the call there was NY, Heidelberg, Berlin, Dordrecht, and maybe some other European country. As somebody is going through their proposal, all of a sudden we hear the sound come from this animal:


Yep, a rooster was using it's vocal cords... much like the wake-up call.

Hilarious...

The joys of working for a global company and conference calls when people don't put their phones on mute...

May 13, 2009

YUMM-O

Good evening everyone!

Yesterday I looked in my freezer to see what I can take out for dinner tomorrow, and all I had was some hot dogs, one ice pop, tub of ice cream, and ground beef. So, I opted for the ground beef and decided I would make some meatballs. I looked online for some recipes and found this one which turned out amazing! So, I came home and this is what I made for dinner:

Homemade meatballs

Ziti pasta

Roasted garlic diced tomatoes in a tomato sauce


Dinner came out so good and best part, it was easy!

It took me ONE HOUR, from START to FINISH! How? Let me tell you...

All the ingredients are mixed together so I used my hands to mush everything up in the ground meat, then of course making the balls was fast and easy too... Sidenote: The mushing of the ground meat was kind of like those stress reliever balls you buy to relax... lol.
I placed the meatballs in the oven and those baked for about 25 minutes. While I did that, I put on the pot of water for the pasta and at the same time simmered the sauce. Everything was finished all at the same time, and I wasn't running around like a maniac in the kitchen mixing this, checking this, moving this, etc.

Best part, clean-up was literally 20 minutes! How? Again, let me tell you...

I only had two pots to clean, the pasta and sauce one which was a snap (thank goodness for non-stick pots). Then, had to clean two sets of utensils, dinner plates, and cooking utensils. Easy. Best part for the meatballs, no cleaning required. This is where you learn that aluminum foil is a girl's best friend in the kitchen when it comes to baking in the oven. I just placed a sheet over the cookie sheet and placed the meatballs on top. When done, I just rolled up the foil (Heavy Duty) and threw away in the trash.

So, dinner was a huge success tonight! It was yummy and fast.

Oh yeah, forgot to add that while I was cooking, I also had the chance to season a 1 1/2 pound pot roast that I am going to put in the crock pot tomorrow before I leave work so it's done when I get home. :)

The joys of cooking a healthy, fast, and easy meal....

May 12, 2009

Annoying Habit Wednesday!

It's official.....

Annoying Habit Wednesday............starts now!

So, in my earlier post I stated that I would start this post every Wednesday. So, here we go for the first post.

What's funny is that as I was sitting and wondering which annoying habit would be first, I decided to ask my husband for his input. His response: "Talking to me when I'm in the middle of playing a game or watching a movie" Of course, when I was asking him his input, I was asking him while he was in the middle of playing a game. Sometimes, I feel as if the PS3 is my second husband that I married since it gets in the way sometimes of our time together. But, I do enjoy playing video games as well so can't complain too much.

Anyone else deal with this annoying habit? Please share your stories in comments.
I ♥ comments!

Recap:
Annoying Habit #1: Talking to the husband while he is in the middle of playing a game or watching a movie.

Stay tuned for annoying habit #2 to come next Wednesday!

Crackberry



This is my phone. I LOVE my phone. I LOVE blackberry and the creators. They are awesome.

OK seriously, I'm addicted to my phone, or as many blackberry users say, crackberry! I feel that if I do not have my phone with me, my life is done. Many people have blackberry phones because their jobs give it to them so they can work "more efficient." My case is not so, I have a blackberry as a PERSONAL phone because my life revolves around my calendar. And since us humans spend at least 40 hours a week at work, I input everything into my calendar at work via Outlook. So, I am able to sync my blackberry to my work calendar which includes my personal appointments. Now, what's real funny is that I have a work phone as well. The work phone is a Motorola razor.

My blackberry sleeps next to me on the window sill, is usually always by my side and my best friend.

Is it sad that I am addicted? I say no because every other person I know most likely owns a blackberry and they have the same symptoms I do. So, we think we are all normal.

But what is even more hilarious is that there is a site dedicated for us. Take a look at the crackberry site.


The joys of technology...


May 9, 2009

And the blog award goes to.....



I am honored to have been given this award by the wonderful Cheap Wife. How cool is that? I'll tell you, very cool. It's my very first blog award!!!!!! So, I will answer the following statements below before I pick one of you lucky followers to give this award to.... :)

8 Things I look forward to:

My cruise vacation in October with all of our friends
My best friend's wedding next week
Being a godmother to my best friend's little girl
Sunshine, not rain like it has been everyday this week
Enjoying life everyday to it's fullest
My big work presentation to be over next week
Hopefully getting a dog next year
My birthday in August :)

8 Things I did yesterday:
Worked
Watched The Ellen Show that I had recorded on my DVR
Watched Jon + Kate plus eight episodes
Took a walk during lunch to go to Billy's cupcakes
Finally finished a big presentation for work
Blogged
Ate some pizza that I heated up
Talked to my sister (she lives in other state)

8 Things I Wish/Hope I Could Do:
To be a mom one day
Eat healthier
Workout and get in shape
Buy a house
Excel in my career
Swim with the dolphins
Travel to lots of places
Live a happy life

8 Shows I Watch:
Heroes
24
The Ellen Show
The Office
The Biggest Loser
Law & Order SVU
Lie to Me
Smallville

Now, I pass this award onto Mr. and Mrs. in Training. Her blog is wonderful and she is filled with so much excitement for love and life. I truly enjoy reading your blog! :)

May 8, 2009

The single life....

So tonight my husband is fulfilling his duties as my best friend's Best Man and throwing the bachelor party. Now, some other wives have problems with their husbands going to one and/or going to a strip club. I am SO not one of them. I just went to the bachelorette party last week and let me tell you that those male strippers were AMAZING... so I am no one to "forbid" that type of outing.

But I am excited for the guys... Why you ask? Because that means that tonight I will have these things to myself:


I am soooooo excited. What you learn when you are married is that you have to share EVERYTHING.... which is fine, but sometimes, it's nice when you can have one thing all to yourself... You know, like when you were single. :)

I will be curled up on the couch tonight watching my recorded shows of Ellen (I LOVE her and think she's hilarious). I might even go to the movie theatre by myself to watch a romantic comedy that my husband would most likely not go with me to watch.

Ahhhhh..... the joys of a night for just ME.

May 7, 2009

Yes, my umbrella is big

This is an announcement to EVERYONE:

Don't judge me because I walk in the rain with an umbrella that is HUGE. Just because I'm a five foot tall petite girl, doesn't mean I like to get wet when walking around with a small umbrella. I don't enjoy being soaked when it's raining.



Just because you look like the picture below walking around with an umbrella that is the size of a child's umbrella is NOT my fault.



You're wet and I'm not since I'm walking around with my picnic table umbrella.
Don't be jealous!

:)

The joys of a rainy day...

Assignment - What side of the bed?


So, last night I asked my husband to switch sides. Why, no specific reason. He looked at me like I was crazy and said he couldn't because it would mess up his whole routine. I then stared at him like he was crazy. Clearly, I was the crazy one. Now, what made me giggle was the following words that came out of his mouth: "We did our assignments when we first moved in. I sleep on this side against the wall and you sleep on that side because it makes it easier for you since you get up first in the morning." Assignments? Yes, we did assign our spots the very first night we slept in our apartment but I just think it's hilarious that he calls it assigned spots.

Then, I saw this cartoon and brought me to another point. Things I learned about my husbands and my sleep habits while living together:

  1. He is the blanket hogger
  2. I am the bed hogger
  3. I snore (please note that I never hid this fact from my husband, but I guess listening to it everyday it's starting to annoy him. Oh well)
  4. I gravitate towards the middle of the bed during the middle of the night
  5. He hates it when I gravitate towards the middle of the bed
  6. He sleeps on his back
  7. I sleep on my side
  8. Because of our sleeping styles, my elbow is ALWAYS jamming up against his ribcage (this happens when I gravitate towards the middle)
  9. He can sleep all morning long
  10. I can only sleep until maybe 9:30am (that's really pushing it) even if I went to bed at 6am and am extremely tired. My body is just trained to get up early since I get up at 6am for work everyday.
There are many other observations and I think I will create a segment called "Annoying Habits Wednesday". I will update every Wednesday on a new annoying habit that either myself or my wonderful husband have learned about each other. This can be fun.

The joys of living with a boy....

May 6, 2009

Let's Meet!



Meetings...... oh the meetings. So this week at work seems to be the week where I will have a meeting every day! Monday, I had two meetings. Tuesday I had a workshop all day. Today, I have a meeting in about 15 minutes. Tomorrow, I have a morning meeting and Friday, I have an afternoon meeting..... How the heck am I suppose to get anything done!?!?!?!

So, this week I'm living off a large cup of coffee and can't wait till Friday comes because I plan on getting together a girls night and drinking it up!

How is your work week going? If you need schedule a meeting to tell me, please do so. :)

May 1, 2009

TV Debut for SheJustGotMarried.com!




Received an e-mail from the wonderful Denee King from SheJustGotMarried. I am blessed to be one of her bloggers and her website is going to be featured on Lifetime channel's show GetMarried.

So, have a look on Tuesday, May 5th on the Lifetime channel to check out the coolest community for newlyweds and soooooo much more!