Friday, February 25, 2011

The Rodeo is here!!!!!

Today is Go-Texan day in the city of Houston!  Today officially starts the rodeo season in this town.  If you don't live here -- basically you are missing out!!!!  This season is so much fun.

The BBQ Cook Off started yesterday and those are the funnest.  There are hundreds of tents that require invitations to get in. You can't just walk in one, you need credentials!  I was invited to go to one but I had sick babies at home and was responsible and didn't go!  If you've never gone, you must.  These tents have free food and free alcohol ALL NIGHT LONG!!!! It's freaking awesome. I haven't been in a few years but I've never had a bad time.

The actual rodeo starts Tuesday.  I'm going with Jill on Monday, March 7 to see Tim McGraw! I've never seen him in concert and I am super excited! Thanks Jilly Bean for inviting....actually I think I invited myself so thanks for not saying "no you can't go with me!" LOL!!!

The Rodeo is lots of fun...and if you don't like anything about horses or cows, there are still lots to eat! I swear you can gain 25 lbs in one day there.  They have all sorts of stuff from burgers, turkey legs, jumbo corndogs, funnel cakes, fried twinkies, baked potato stuffed with whatever the hell you want, ice cream, cotton candy, candy apples, cheese fries, fresh lemonade, beer, sausage-on-a-stick....see, I just gained 10 lbs writing that!!!!!!!!!!!!  And that's not even close to everything they sell.   Look at some of these stands!

Oh and then there's a carnival too!!! But don't go on the rides after you eat all that food. That's good for no one.  ANYWAY...The carnival is BIG -- this isn't your grandma's carnival or the kind they have in grocery store parking lots.  They have GOOD rides and they don't look like they will fall apart. :)

I can't wait for Sofia to get older so I can take her.  There is lots to do -- but take lots o' cash because you will need it!  And you might die afterwards from a heart attack -- but at least it will be worth it and your tummy will be full of yummy food!!!! And this comes once a year so you have to indulge -- you aren't a real Houstonian if you don't. I said. :)

Oh and I should have mentioned that this event isn't just to fatten people up and get people drunk -- the money actually goes to a good cause!  Lots of kids have gone to college because of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  Read this stat:
Since its beginning in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has committed more than $265 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, the Rodeo Institute for Teacher Excellence™, School Art participants, and other educational and youth programs. Of that total, the Show has committed more than $152 million in direct educational program support, since the first scholarship was awarded in 1957.

Pretty impressive huh? So go out and support those kids! :)  Here's to rodeo season 2011!

Monday, February 21, 2011


When I first heard this song I really liked the beat and I like the way Bruno Mars sings.  Then one day I started listening to the words...OMG! Hello...a psycho stalker wrote this damn song. AND NOW I HATE IT! And now I hear it twenty times a day.  But seriously...take a look at the damn lyrics and tell me what you think!

Easy come, easy go

That's just how you live, oh

Take, take, take it all,

But you never give

Should of known you was trouble from the first kiss,

Why were they open?  They were open because she wanted to make you sure you weren't going to kill her!

Gave you all I had

And you tossed it in the trash

You tossed it in the trash, you did

To give me all your love is all I ever asked,

Cause what you don't understand is

I’d catch a grenade for ya
Throw my hand on a blade for ya
I’d jump in front of a train for ya
You know I'd do anything for ya
Oh, oh

I would go through all this pain,

Take a bullet straight through my brain,

Yes, I would die for ya baby;

But you won't do the same
Ok don't you think all of this is a bit excessive? I mean really? "throw my hand on a blade for ya"  When would that situation ever come up? And how would having NO fingers prove to this girl that you love her so much???  The "taking a bullet for you" thing is a hundred years old and everyone says that shit but no one really means it!!!! You best believe if someone starts shooting, my ass is running and NOT waiting to see if I could take one for you. SORRY! There are plenty of fish in the sea OK?

No, no, no, no

Black, black, black and blue beat me till I'm numb --  I want to beat whomever wrote this song until they are black and blue and numb.

Tell the devil I said “hey” when you get back to where you're from

Mad woman, bad woman,

That's just what you are, yeah,

You’ll smile in my face then rip the breaks out my car -- Because she wants you to leave her alone DUH!

Gave you all I had

And you tossed it in the trash

You tossed it in the trash, yes you did

To give me all your love is all I ever asked

Cause what you don't understand is

I’d catch a grenade for ya
Throw my hand on a blade for ya
I’d jump in front of a train for ya
You know I'd do anything for ya
Ok so the song goes on and whatever...but c' have to admit this song is a bit ridiculous!!!!!!  I love Boogie but I would never do any of the crap on this song just to prove that I love him a whole bunch. What happened to writing the girl a poem,  taking her out to dinner, dressing alike...geez...people are NUTS!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Why are kids bad?

So I think Sofia is getting into her "terrible twos" a little early.  YAY FOR ME -- NOT.  Last Saturday was the first time ever that I couldn't wait to drop Sofia off with someone else!  She was on my last dang nerve.  I won't bore you with the details but basically I pissed her off and she slapped me.  Not like pretended to slap me, but actually slapped me across my face!!  I'm not even joking.  She's lucky we were at a baby shower full of white people because if we were at home or around MY family, she would have gotten a beat down!!! So I had to sternly grab her hand and tell her NO and that's it.  Again, she's LUCKY!

So I dropped her off that day at her aunt's house and didn't see her until Sunday...and that's when she was sick so it wasn't an issue anymore.

WELL...last night she did it AGAIN!!!!!!!!! All because I didn't let her play with my phone.  This time we were at home. HAHA! :)  SO I grabbed her face, looked her in the eye and told her no and I also slapped her hands for hitting me. I hope this girl doesn't think she's the boss of me -- because she AIN'T! :)  And what pisses me off even more is that she doesn't really cry. WTF?!?!?!??!  I HIT HER HARD. 

So she went off and started playing like nothing had even happened.  But she tried to come and sit back in my lap and gave the "puppy dog" face but I was not moved in the slightest. I told her that I was at mad at her and to leave me alone.  :)  She finally cried and ran to the room. :)  YES, I GOT TO HER!!!!!!

I honestly don't know where she gets her temper from -- because I really am a calm person. I blame it on Boogie's side. :)

I will keep you posted on Sofia's antics...and if you have any advice, let me know!

NOW BOOGIE IS SICK! that Sofia is feeling better, Boogie is NOW sick.  UGH!!!  And those with men, aren't they worse than kids?  Boogie came home early yesterday and fell asleep until I got home from work. Before I went home, I went to Walgreens and got a crap load of meds.  I didn't go to nursing school so I didn't want to be at his beck and call because he wasn't feeling well!  So I gave him Airborne, Nyquil and some Motrin. :) In the back of my head I kept thinking "man, what if he doesn't wake up?"  But he YAY! :)  Maybe I can be a nurse after all.

Then I fed him some chicken noodle soup and some orange juice and I shut him in the room.  I didn't want Sofia being around him and I sure as hell don't want to get sick!  Not only does it suck to be sick, but NO ONE takes care of my ass when I dont' feel good!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Anyway this morning he felt and looked better - thank GOD!  And it's the weekend and he needs to take me somewhere so he needs to feel better ASAP. :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Poor Sofia!

Since Sunday my baby is sick.  She's had a cough and was very congested. I HATE it when she's sick.  Her eyes get all red and she's so fussy. 

Well her cough wasn't getting any better so I decided to take her to the doctor.  She has an upper respiratory infection AND two ear infections. No wonder she was in a bad mood!  They gave her a breathing treatment and a prescription to do it at home.  When we got home she was already feeling better.  She was dancing, eating and making a mess -- three of her favorite things! :)

I wish kids never got sick!!!  But thank goodness she's feeling better. :)

FB Pet Peeve #25423428

The world of Facebook is quite complicated sometimes.  Especially when people start annoying the hell out of me!  But of course I will never quit Facebook, but I will always complain about it. :)

So this pet peeve is probably among the highest -- when people post thier ENTIRE lives on there!!! OMG!!!  And I don't mean the stops at HEB or the trips to the park...those are fine with me.  BUT I hate hate hate hate hate hate it when people post thier DRAMA and thier problems.  GIVE ME A DAMN BREAK PEOPLE!!!!! 
I don't know about you but I don't like to log out of Facebook feeling depressed! I want to read mindless and funny updates... let's please stop with the "pity" posts!!!!  I'm sorry if you don't have anyone to hang out with on Valentine's Day.  Maybe if you grew some YOU KNOW WHAT someone would actually love you or even want to talk to you!  And the people who only posts when something BAD happens. OMG!!!  "My car is broke" "I'm sick" "Life has no meaning" JESUS!!  These people need some therapy!  And no wonder no one wants to hang out with you!!

Ok, I'm done. :)

But at least they create interesting conversations. You don't know how many time I have said "did you see what [ENTER IDIOT'S NAME] put on Facebook?!??!" LOL!

Am I being mean?  OH WELL!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sad Valentine's Day!

And it's all Boogie's fault!!  Well it's his job's fault but STILL!!!

Boogie and I were planning on going out to dinner.  We hadn't figured out where but we were going to celebrate this day.  As we were waiting for Sofia to wake up from her nap, his phone rings. He looks at the phone and it's his boss.  That's NEVER good.

His boss called to tell him that he needed to go to WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  HOW RUDE!  And what is Boogie going to tell his boss..? "No, I can't go because Blanca is hungry!" Well that's what I was hoping he would say but he didn't. I sank in the chair and realized that we weren't going to go anywhere tonight, Boogie's boss calls back.  He asked Boogie if we had plans (WELL DUH!).  Boogie told him yes and then his boss apologized for making him work and he would pay for our dinner!!!  That was definitely nice and I greatly appreciate that but I WANT BOOGIE TO BE HOME!

I had my baby moment and pouted and I am over it.  Not really but whatever.  I am praying he doesn't stay out all night and comes home at a decent hour.  Looks like I will be eating a grilled cheese sandwich tonight!

Well at least Golden Girls is on early and I have left over chocolates.  There is always a silver lining right?

Pet Peeve #2343242

A lot of things bother me...but this one I see EVERYDAY because it's done on Facebook.  And well...I live on it. :)

Please tell me why when someone posts something, someone will ALWAYS comment and bring the conversation BACK to them?!?!?!?!?!?!? I HAAAAAAAAAATE IT!! They are totally high-jacking these people's Facebook irks me to NO END.  EXAMPLE...

FB friend #1: "I received the most beautiful roses today"
FB friend #2 "OMG roses are my FAVORITE flower and I have them ALL over my house"

EXCUSE ME FB FRIEND #2....Did they ask you?  Does anyone care??  FB friend #1 was talking about HER roses and quite frankly doesn't care about your stupid roses.  The appropriate response should have been "awww how sweet" or "you so deserve them".  Let's be honest...when we post a status, we want people to know what's going on in OUR life...RIGHT?!?!  No one cares thier status has ANYTHING to do with you. 

This was just an example...promise. BUT IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Or is that just me?  :)  I know someone agrees with me!

Happy LOVE Day!!!

First of all, I can't believe today is February 14th!! Weren't we just saying Merry Christmas to each other like yesterday?!?!?!  Jesus...time needs to slow down.

Today is the day people celebrate LOVE!  I hope yours is a good one.  Boogie and I don't go all out on this day -- after 13 years you kinda slow down. BUT that doesn't mean we don't buy each other gifts and remind each other how much we love the other.  I wonder what he got me?  Is it wrong that I still haven't gotten him a gift but yet I expect one from him?!?! LOL!!!!

AND today is the anniversary of our first date.  I can't believe it's been that long!!  Here's to love.... :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Doggy Drama of 2011

If you know me, you know that I have too many lots of dogs.  We started off with one (Kelis) and now we have over 10. YES, TEN!  Well this weekend my brother-in-law Angel came over and as he was leaving, he didn't close the gate correctly.  AND our dogs are always eager to get out and if it's open even a little bit, thier asses get out! Well...that happened Saturday afternoon.  Our two oldest dogs, Kelis and Jax were gone.  I received a text from Boogie telling me what happened and of course my heart sunk.  Kelis was our first baby before Sofia.  She used to sleep with us and we really did treat her like a human.  We weren't the crazy owners that dressed them like humans and dressed them up for Halloween (although I thought about it once) but we love Kelis like she's our child.

Boogie didn't go to the casino because he had to work so he was at home dealing with the doggy drama and I was in Louisiana trying to win some money!  Anyway, when I got home that night, I immediately started crying. I walked in knowing that I wasn't going to see Jax and Kelis but it hit me as soon as I got to the door.  Kelis was a true guard dog (and nosey like me) and was always there to greet whomever came to the door.  So when I didn't see her, it was so sad!!!!!!!  And I know Boogie was even more distraught but since he's a TRUE Mexican and doesn't like talking about feelings, I didn't even bring it up.  But I could see it in his face.

So I called dog pounds and posted on Lost Dog websites and of course posted it on FB.  And of course I prayed that we would find our dogs.  Well let me tell you...GOD IS GOOD! 

I was taking a nap this afternoon and I heard someone talking outside.  And since I'm nosey, I looked out the window and saw some guy talking to Cassie. I overhead him say something about "a lost dog" and I jumped out of bed!!! My heart was pounding and I couldn't find shoes (OF COURSE!).  I ran outside and saw that he had a dog crate in the back of his truck. Then I saw him take my Kelis out and he was carrying her towards me.  I immediately started crying.  I WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!! 

He said he found her near the railroad tracks and he said he recognized her.  Can you believe that???  He said he knew she looked familiar and then remembered she lived here.  So he brought her home.  I am so glad that there are still good people left in this world.  Kelis is a pitbull and there are some people out there that fight them and that was one of my fears...that someone would pick her up and treat her badly.  BUT, God answers prayers and now she's back home where she belongs.

Jax is still missing. I hope he comes home soon too!!!  Keep praying for his safe return. Kelis misses her husband and the puppies miss their daddy.


I hope your weekend was as good as mine! Saturday morning I went to a "Sip and See" for my Wendy.  Gracie Lary was born during the holidays so she didn't have a "traditional" shower.  It was soooo good to see Wendy and meet baby Gracie.  And my dumb ass forgot my camera so I didn't get to take any pictures!!!! I know - shoot me.  But, it was a great party!

After the shower I dropped Sofia off at her tia Nancy's for the weekend.  I went gambling on Saturday so that's why Sofia stayed over there.  I went home and got ready to win some money!  I took a short road-trip with Theresa, Abby and Daniel.  IT WAS LOTS OF FUN!!!!!!!!!!!  The conversation was great -- and as always, if you weren't there, you got talked about. :)  We got to the casino around 8 and left at 11pm.  Daniel is the only one who won money but it was a blast anyway!  AND I should have mentioned that we stopped in Beaumont and had a quick snack at Dairy Queen!!!!!  IT WAS GOOD!

I got home around 2am and crashed out. Sunday I bummed all day and watched the Grammy's....LOVE IT!  Now it's after 10pm and I'm about to call it a night.  My birthday week ended on a high note! Thanks to my friends who helped me welcome my 31st year. I LOVE YOU ALL!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Baby Boom of 2011!

As of today, I know 7 girls that are pregnant.  Yes, 7!!! Can you believe that crap?  I guess people were getting busy during the holidays!! :)  So here are the 7...

  1. My bff Michele. :) This one is near and dear to my heart well...because she's my BFF duh!!!! And they have been trying for a year so this was GREAT news!!  I hope she has a son -- crossing my fingers!
  2. Vanessa Vega Skrabanek -- and old coworker and a crazy dear friend of mine.  Just yesterday she found out she is having a girl!!  YAY for more girls in this world. Although I thought it was a to me being wrong! Reagan Isabel Skrabanek will be here in the summer!
  3. My cousin Jessica...I still think of her as a baby and now she's having one!!!!  She's around 13 weeks and will find out in the next month or so what she's having.  Soo exciting!
  4. My cousin Christina (if you are keeping up, she's Jessica's sister).  I believe she is 5 1/2 months and again, ANOTHER SUMMER BABY!!!!  Karina Krystal will be here soon!
  5. Another cousin Samatha...she finds out next week what she's having!!  Exciting!
  6. Nicole -- a friend at work.  This is her second baby and she's being so selfish and NOT finding out the sex of the baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WTH!?!?!?  I tried to convince her otherwise but it didn't work.  BOO!
  7. Melissa Gomez - friend since middle school.  I haven't seen her in a long time but Facebook helps me stay in the loop of everyone's business!  She's having a girl which is very exciting because she currently has two sons!  What if all these babies are girls?!?!!?  We already have enough hormones in the world...we need more MEN!
That's all...for now!  That's a lot of freaking baby showers to attend!!!! I will try and blog about each and every one of them. 

P.S.  Don't drink the water!!!!

I saw this and thought it was funny!  HAPPY PREGNANCIES EVERYONE!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Birthdays always come around too fast these days.  I swear the moment you hit 18, the rest just kinda whizzes on by.  Anyway, today I turn 31.  I am no longer near that 20 mark..but I'm creeping up to *gulp* 35! Not that 35 is old by any means...but to know that I am getting near it makes my heart beat a little faster!

But today has been GREAT!!  I got my birthday hugs and kisses from Boogie and Cassie. Then I got to work and got my regular greetings and received a delivery from my BFF Michele.  I got Edible Arrangments chocolate covered strawberries and apples.  OMG I think the apples are even better than the strawberries -- seriously!  I had one for breakfast! Don't judge me, it's my birthday. :)

...then Theresa took me to a fabulous lunch! She took me to Raven Grill and it was DELISH!! I forgot to take a picture of my lunch but I had Blackened Chicken over fettucine with a spicy alfredo sauce.  MMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!! It was sooo freaking good.  You must visit.

Then  when I got back Theresa took me to her office where a fabulous chocolate cake and candy spread were waiting for me!  OMG -- everything was heavenly!!!! 

THEN!!!! I came back upstairs to my office to find ANOTHER delivery from Edible Arrangements!! This time it was from my crazy but dear friend Vanessa! My friends know me so well -- they know I'm fat and love to eat.

Tonight Boogie is taking me to Saltgrass where I always go for my birthday. I LOVE THIER FOOD!!  I will post tomorrow how that went. I know it will be great!!!

So as you can see, this day has been FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!  I am sooooooooooooooo very blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.  I love each and every one of those crazy girls/guys.

HERE'S TO BIRTHDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

What happened to 30?

I swear just yesterday I was having a heart attack because I was no longer going to be in my twenties.  And now today is my 31st birthday eve. WTF? 

Turning 30 wasn't as horrible as I thought it would be.  I think I am having more an of issue turning 31! When you're 30, you are at least closer to 29...but as you get further into your 30s....your 20s are farther and farther away!!!!!

The other day a friend of mine (who won't be mentioned...maybe) told me "OMG when I turn 30, you'll be 36!" And she said it with happiness in her voice. I thought I was going to pass out.  I almost karate chopped her in the throat but since we were at work, I kicked her ass in my head. LOL!  Anyway, Abby, I mean, my friend is on my shit list for a while. :)

ANYWAY, tomorrow I turn 31. I really cannot believe it.  I mean seriously, where the hell does the time go? I remember being dropped off at Astroworld for Spring Break like it was yesterday!!! And now Astroworld doesn't even EXIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh the humanity....

So happy early birthday to me...I guess.

Sofia turns 2...well not really.

If you keep up with me you know that Sofia's 1st birthday was a pretty big deal.  100 people came! Ridiculous right?  Well although she doesn't turn 2 until October (yes, that's 8 months away), I have already started planning. I know, I have issues.

BUT parties take a lot of work and I have some really cute ideas so I wanted to start early.  And we all know how time flies so I want to make sure everything is perfect. So save-the-date people...Saturday October 8 is the day. Even though she won't turn 2 until the day after, Saturdays are better for having parties.

I won't reveal any details just yet because I want it to be a surprise but the theme is of course, Toy Story. I say of course because Sofia is OBSESSED with this movie.  She will literally sit and watch any of the 3 movies and not MOVE. It's awesome.  Toy Story has become a 2nd baby sitter!!!!!

Stay tuned people...

The internet is my best friend (just kidding Michele) and I use it for everything and look at this cake I came across...that's CRAZY!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snow...I mean Ice Storm of 2011

We in the south get REALLY REALLY excited when those dumb ass smart weathermen/ladies tell us that it's going to snow!  The tell us to "hunker down" and to stay home! Well you don't have to tell me twice Mr. Ed Emmet and Ms. Annise Parker -- I LISTENED!  And thank God, my job did too.  They let us go home early and they closed up shop on Friday.  All I thought was WOO-HOO -- 3 DAY WEEKEND! 

I have to admit, at first I was like "whatever, it's not even going to be cold". But then you watch, read and listen to these people who hopefully have degrees in weather-knowing-stuff and you begin to buy into it.  The pictures show inches of snow possible, ice on the road and even lights are going out! So, I totally got sucked into it and thought that I woke up on Friday morning, I was going to be able to make a snow man.  I of cours woke up to NOTHING but some ice on my car. BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

But the roads were dangerous and they were still telling people to stay home. Again, I listened.  They even showed police officers slipping and sliding on that ice...LOL! I love Live tv.

Even though we didn't get any snow, I surely did enjoy my day off.  Sofia woke up late!  Then she took a 3 hour nap. I didn't want her to sleep alone, so I did too. :)  We ate, watched some TV and then went back to sleep. It was awesome!!!!  Thank you pretend snow day for my day off. :)

I hope all of you were safe out there!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Baby it's cold outside.....

I thought I lived in Houston, Texas....then why the hell is it freaking COLD!?!?!  Don't get me wrong, I love love the winter but this is a bit much.  I can do cold but I like running water and working lights!  AND I don't want to drive on icy roads!  They are predicting 1-3 inches of snow in the Houston area. I'm so serious.

I hope it snows all night Thursday and all day Friday so that I can stay home.  :)  Wishful thinking right????

American Idol Season 10

If you know me, then you know that I LOOOVE American Idol. I have been an avid watcher since season 2.  I'm glad I didn't watch Season 1-- hello, Jason Guarini was annoying. AND Paula was sober back then and not as much fun. But I digress....

When Simon announced that he was leaving, I knew instantly that the show was doomed.  I know lots of people hated him, but I LOVED him.  I'm just glad dumb Kara Diaguardiaa or whatever her name is gone.  Talk about a waste of a paycheck. ANYWAY -- when they announced the new judges I literally rolled my eyes.  Steven Tyler -- I mean really? And Jennifer Lopez???  I thought she went away once she married her crackhead looking husband? Boogie was excited of course because he thinks they are soulmates because they share the same birthday.  LOL! Loser.

Well when the premier was approaching, I was a little excited. I mean do love the fools that make idiots of themselves.  That's why we watch anyway right? Well...I was shocked.  I fell in love with Steven Tyler and Jenny From the Block was not half bad either!!!  Steven Tyler has a charm about him that I am in love with. Now I know why women love rock-n-roll guys -- I NOW GET IT! And I think now that J-Lo has kids and is married and is no longer in horrible movies, she's likable!  FORRREAL!!!  Oh yeah and there's Randy -- nothing to report -- he still says "Dawg" all the time.  BORING.

So if  you haven't watched yet, please do.  Today's episode was filmed in Austin.  And let me tell you -- it was probably the most boring one yet.  WTF Texas?????  There was some good talent but not the best.  It comes back on tomorrow so I will try to report on it.