Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pinterest for Men

Yep, you read that right. When your man complains all you do is pin, just refer him to his own pinning site!!! I received this in a newsletter this morning and couldn't help but laugh and I knew I had to share. Enjoy it! It's called Gentlemint and you can find it here.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

48 Questions

So I saw this over at Paige's, who saw it over at Shey's, who saw it at...

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:00 a.m.

2. How do you like your steak? I really don't like steak *gasp* but if I did eat it, medium well.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? We Bought a Zoo

4. What is your favorite TV show? House, Bones, Deadliest Catch, Swamp People, Good Eats

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Anywhere as long as there's a beach!!

6. What did you have for breakfast? Pop Tart - Cherry

7. What is your favorite food? Chocolate

8. Foods you dislike? Veggies (great influence on the kids lol)

9. Favorite place to eat? Pancho's

10. Favorite dressing? Ranch

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Yellow Mustang

12. What are your favorite clothes? My "night out" clothes

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Europe

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Who the hell drank it in the first place?!

15. Where would you want to retire? The beach

16. Favorite time of day? Bedtime!!!

17. Where were you born? Ohio

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? College Football

19. What is your favorite fragrance? VS's Pure Seduction

20. What is your favorite face cream? Aveeno

21. Favorite baby/kids products? My kid is all grown up =(

22. People watcher? Who me?

23. Are you a morning or night person? morning

24. Do you have any pets? Layla Rose, boxer 11 mo, Squeakers, tortie 6 yrs, Miaya gray shorthair 6 yrs, Meez grouchy Siamese sealpoint 16yrs, misc fishies, and I'm in the process of naming my dust bunnies

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share? I didn't nap today lol

26. What did you want to be when you were little? A dancer

27. What is your favorite memory? My Daddy

28. Are you a cat or dog person? Both

29. Are you married? 19 yrs this past January

30. Always wear your seat belt? um....

31. Been in a car accident? Not in years *knocks on wood*

32. Any pet peeves? Being late, "borrowing" my things

33. Favorite pizza toppings? Pepperoni, banana peppers, & onions

34. Favorite flower? Sunflowers or Gerbera daisies

35. Favorite ice cream? Whitehouse cherry

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Sonic

37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test? Surprisingly, never

38. From whom did you get your last email? Christina =)

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? hmmm... Kohl's or hardware store like Home Depot or Lowes!

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Not that I can think of

41. Like your job? It has it's good days

42. Broccoli? There is not a strong enough NO! for this one

43. What was your favorite vacation? Key West <3 44. Last person you went out to dinner with? Scott

45. What are you listening to right now? My aquarium, it needs water

46. What is your favorite color? White

47. How many tattoos do you have? When I get over my fear of needles, I have 7 already planned out =)

48. Coffee drinker? Cappuccinos

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Plumber

If that's what you call it anyway lol. This post is going to be an English teacher's worst nightmare...DO NOT get out the red pin lol.

My kitchen drain ended up clogged, but I wasn't sure why. I took the drain pieces parts apart, nada. Snaked in the wall, nada. Called my coa (condo owner's association) person who thinks I'm a woman and it's going to be an easy fix. I hurry home from work the next day since he's going to be there waiting on me, promptly at 4 pm. I don't hear from him, after an hour I send a very nice reminder text and ask if everything is ok *sigh* nothing, at 6 I send another text, you know, just in case the other one didn't arrive *sigh* nothing. Three hours late (he forgot), here he comes with a bucket and a snake, no tools (keep that in mind, you'll need it later). It starts off with him opening the cupboard under the sink and asking if I have any pipe wrenches. I do, but you don't need them for those new fangled pipes. Oh, good. I watch him take apart all the pipes, snake and then says after 15 minutes it was fixed. He then hooks everything up and runs water. I know I don't have to tell you it wasn't fixed. So he takes it all apart again (after he uses my bowls and towels because he didn't bring any). So he starts snaking again AND broke it off in the wall!!! Yes, I said he broke the snake off in the wall. Not sure how that happened, but all I thought was a sailor had been under the sink instead. Soooo...he ask's if I have a tiny mirror, why yes, I have a dental mirror and let me get you a flashlight too, you'll need it. A half hour later, he calls someone and was whispering. After that he asks if I have a sawzall and a hacksaw. Why yes, yes I do...after he used the sawzall to cut huge hole in cabinetry,took 1/2 hour to find the snake, hooks up another snake, says, oh I know it's fixed this time, THEN stands up and WASHES HIS HANDS IN THE SINK. Notice I didn't say anything about hooking back up the plumbing in the wall yet. Water EVERYWHERE. He hooks the shit back up, not fixed. Tells me he'll be back tomorrow with a plumber. At what point he decided maybe a professional should look at it I don't know. I say 4 o'clock on the dot, then he says, well could ya text me and remind me just in case. See, he was going to the bar to have a drink and wasn't sure how things were gonna go. I told him if he ends up in jail the one and only phone call he should make is to the PLUMBER!! Sooooo....

Fast forward to next day (Friday), I kindly text my lovely coa guy at 3 and remind him I'll be coming home in a bit and wanted to make sure we still were ok with our plans. Nothing. Maybe he doesn't have his phone with him. I hurry home. Would you be surprised if I said he wasn't there by 5? He finally calls me. Well, the plumbers don't work that late so they can't make it out til Monday, maybe around noon. I thought plumbers were 24 hours. These are not. Well, they are, but since he's made such mess he'll pay for the plumber, and he doesn't want to pay overtime. Fine, I'll be gone most of the weekend, but I can't make it home by noon on Monday. I have a job, imagine that. So I suggest Wednesday. Nope, plumber is busy. They only have one plumber?! Well, no, but they have a big job to do, and my kitchen sink doesn't compare. Fine. We settle on Thursday, but they refuse to come out any later than noon. I leave work early. Not happy. They run the snake,within 10 minutes, "Ma'am, your sink is ready to go". Huh?! What?! "We snaked 50 feet and your drain is cleared, everything is ok for you." After a whole week, you have no idea how thankful I am that this is fixed. Now my drain DOES work, I only have this giant whole in the back of the cabinet with the pink fluffies hanging out because COA guy threw out the board *sigh*

A Catch All Post

I'm sitting here at work (what else would I do here on a Sunday at 7am?) wondering what I accomplished last month. I broke a few things does that count? My car with the 33,000 miles has a "small" exhaust issue. Ok, truth be told, the pipe that goes into one of the mufflers decided it didn't want to be attached to the car anymore. I won that argument and showed it who's boss. I did the proverbial wire it up until I'm done with other purchases (like a phone). Good grief my priorities are horrible lol.

I'm going to tell ya about my plumbing issue in a post all it's own. Yes, I feel it is that good!

I did review my resolves that I put in the last post. So far I've already blown #1.

#2...sucked at this one too.

#3...kinda' sorta. Looked into this Aflac-y thing that Scott's insurance agent offered since I don't have insurance through my day job. I have to write the check, looks like a good plan for me. So this is a start.

#4...I did manage to get rid of some junk. So far there are 6 bags ready to go to Goodwill, and I prolly put at least 5 loaded bags at the curb. I also found a few cool ways to get my closet under control, so yes, that'll be another post. I have all these posts planned, better get my fingers in control and start typing *s*

#5...I've kinda' done well with the whole cooking thing. Last week was veal parm, homemade meatball subs, meatloaf and taters, nachos, and smothered chicken with macaroni. Didn't bake, but I cooked, and that is like a really big thing for me!!

#6...well I've pinned more =) Has dust on it.

#8...haven't been into any baby type stores to buy any cute goodies...have looked on line though.

So, looking back at the month, not too bad.

Linky Thingie

I'm feeling technical today =) Since I'm so behind in the bloggy world, this is prolly going to come as a surprise. I'm actually up to date with something lol. I just added the Linky Follower to my sidebar over <-- I removed the Google one when they got all finicky. So if y'all could make my days and follow me, I'll be sure to follow you. Or stalk. Depends on my mood!