Friday, January 27, 2012

China or Bust!

I haven't blogged about it but now that my flight is finally booked, I can say to the world that I am going to CHINA!!!!!  Yes, like forreal China...where the Great Wall is.  Yup, THAT China!!

My job is hosting familiarization tours for our members and since they need staff to go, I was chosen for this one.  I didn't even hesitate to say yes when I was asked.  I will probably never has another opportunity to go to China AGAIN, so I took the opportunity.

I am most excited about seeing The Great Wall of China.  I may even shed a tear.  I know, I have issues.  But I have always been a history buff and things like that give me goose bumps!  To think this was created by people a gazillion years ago and it's 4000 MILES long...that's an insane amount of wall!  The Great Wall is on my bucket list and I am so thankful I will be able to cross it off!

I will blog more about it as we get closer...BUT HOW EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going HERE!!!!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday is here!

Why do we dread Mondays??  I don't know the answer, but maybe someone will. :)

Monday is here so that means we just had a weekend right?  How was yours? Mine was GREAT!  Well it wasn't that great but it was good.  As I was thinking about blogging about my weekend, I really DO NOT know what the heck I did on Friday, so let's skip to Saturday! :)

Oooooooh wait, now I remember!! (This is really how my mind works people)....
Anyway, I went to work on Friday but only stayed half a day. Our department retreat was that day so we got to leave at 11:30 a.m.  We all went to the Hotel ZaZa and were treated to lunch, snacks AND MASSAGES!!!!  Yes, I do love my job sometimes. :)  The massages were Christmas gifts from our contact at the hotel. Isn't he precious???  So we did actual work then in the late afternoon, we got pampered.

O.M.G.  The massage was UH-MAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!  But before the massage I realized I forgot to shave my legs!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Thank GOD they had showers and razors at the spa because I cleaned up RIGHT before I went it. Phew...that was a close one.  BUT THEN, when I walked in to the room, I realized I forgot to put underwear ON!  Ay Dios mio.....oh well...I'm sure she's seen worse. I hope.   So that was my Friday. A  good one right?

Saturday during the day - I forget. In the evening, Boogie's sister came to pick up Sofia. Sofia spent the night and we had Mommy and Daddy time.  We went to dinner and a movie.  The movie started at 11:25 p.m. - WAY past my bed time but we went anyway. We both looked at each other around 11pm and said "I'm sleepy". LOL! We are such losers.  We saw Contraband and it was REALLY good. I would definitely recommend it.  Thankfully it was good and it woke us up!

Sunday I didn't do a gosh darned thing and I am proud of it. I watched two football games, played Words with Friends and watched American Idol.  I love lazy Sundays and every once in a while, we all need it.

Can you believe January is almost over???? Chew on that.... :)


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

NFL Season is almost over!!!

Say it isn't so!!!!!!  I really do get a bit depressed when football season comes to a close. Is that weird? The super bowl is a few weeks AWAY!!!! Although the Super Bowl is more about eating and drinking and watching funny commercials than it is football... :)

So the Texans lost last week. I was sorta kinda but not really rooting for them. LOL! I wanted them to win so the city of Houston could be happy but I wanted them to lose because I chose the Ravens on my playoff bracket! :)  Hey...there's money involved so I had to go with my heart.

But when they lost, I really did feel sorry for the players.  This was their first year in the playoffs and I know they wanted to go far (although they weren't going to win the Super Bowl...let's not get crazy!)  I told Boogie it was better that they lost now and not let everyone down later...right? Boogie says I'm crazy...but what does he know?

So I will enjoy the few games left before the season is really over. I don't know what the heck I'll watch after that. Basketball is soooooooooooooooooo boring. They should have just stayed in a lock - freed up tv time for things that people actually watch.  The Astros will start playing in April..but we know how horrible and stinky they are.  OH but the Olympics are this year...CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love the summer's Un-American not to. I said.

OR, instead of worrying about what's on TV, maybe I should be productive and clean my closets, go for a walk....NAH. That sounds boring. :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

American Idol

I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!  And can I tell you how excited I am that the premier is tomorrow?????  I cannot wait. I even went as far as inviting friends over for a premier - and all those sorry asses said NO! LOL! Whatever...I will enjoy the show without them. Oh wait, Cassie said she would come but that really doesn't count because she lives with me!!!  Does this mean I'm a loser?

Everyone knows that the first few weeks of this show is hysterical.  All the idiots who think they can sing actually go on national TV and swear they are the next Celine.  And we all know they sound worse than a dying cow.  That is TV GOLD!!!  Just watch - I promise you won't be disappointed.

Oh and I LOVE the new judges - yes even dumb J-Lo. :)

Sofia Turns 3!

Well actually she doesn't turn 3 until October but you know I start planning her birthday party WAY in advance!! Yes, I do have slight problems. :)

So I have been going back and forth trying to think of birthday themes. First I thought I would do Sesame Street -- but I have a cousin who did that for her son's birthday and I don't want to appear to be stealing!  I also thought a Minnie Mouse party would be darling but ANOTHER cousin did that last year!!!

So I finally sat down and thought about what Sofia actually likes -- I guess her opinion matters too. Well she LOVES animals!!  We have been going over animal sounds she was very young and every time she watches Lion King she squeals with excitement.  I've taken her to the zoo but not recently - I need to because again, she loves all the animals.

Anyway, as you probably have guessed, her theme is going to be Safari/Jungle theme.  Although I like it a lot, animal prints aren't my fave. AND a lot of the things that are out there are designed for baby showers and I don't like that either. AND I also don't want this to look like a cheap bachelorette party!!!!!!!!!  So as the year goes on, I will do my hardest to find a happy medium.  WISH ME LUCK!! And if you have any ideas, please share them with me!

I have some complaints! :)

It wouldn't be 2012 if I wasn't bitching about something so here we go.  Oh and most of them come from Facebook so bare with me.

People who air ALL of their business on Facebook are the most annoying people on earth. I get that FB has become a place to vent, etc but I really don't want to know the ins and outs of your business.  And that's coming from the nosiest person on this EARTH!  And let's be honest, out of the 1000 friends on your list, how many of those do you see on a regular 2?  So I can promise you the other 998 don't care to see all of your drama. Although I must say it makes for fantastic conversation around the dinner table when I'm talking about you. :)

The people on FB who break up and get back together with the EXACT same person every other month are annoying too.  Why don't you stop updating your relationship status or how about you don't put it AT ALL??? I know some people who are engaged and then go to single the NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!  And these people are the MAIN people who talk about how perfect their significant other is and then all of a sudden they are the worst thing that God ever put on this earth.  Do you know how idiotic you look? Although I must say it makes for fantastic conversation around the dinner table when I'm talking about you.

The ridiculous parent. And I can say this because I too am a parent and I'm perfect. :)  I love my kid just as much as the next person (maybe even more) but I don't want to hear every 2 minutes how great your dumb kid is or how smart they are.  AND I don't want you to post pictures of them walking in your living room, sleeping, crying, taking a bath, waking up, drinking a bottle, throwing up, throwing things...WE GET IT!! THEY ARE A BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Dang.  Although I must say it makes for fantastic conversation around the dinner table when I'm talking about you.

The "I want you to know what I like to listen to so I'm going to upload every music video ever created" person. Lord have mercy...STOP THE MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  If I wanted to listen to music, I would do it like a normal person...on the radio OR hello...PANDORA!

Ok, I think that's enough bitching for today...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 is HERE!!!

I can't believe we are 12 years in to this millenium (is that right?)  Remember 1999 when everyone thought the world was ending and people actually killed themselves???? Jokes on you idiots, we're still here! :)  Anyway, as I start the 5th day of the 2012 I can honestly tell you that it's been going well.  I hope yours is the same or BETTER!

I don't make resolutions because I'm like most people, by February I'm like "what resolution?"  So I am going to TRY to be better at things and if I don't, I'm not going to punish myself.  Below are what I HOPE to accomplish this year...

  • Be better at blogging!  I created this thing as an outlet and I don't even use it like I should! And when I start I always have so much fun so if I don't keep up with this, PLEASE TELL ME!
  • I need to eat better. I'm not talking about a diet because we all know those don't work. But I do need to start eating more veggies, drinking more water, etc. I want to start walking. Not walking to do anything but just to be more active.  
  • Be more patient with Sofia.  Parents that are reading this will understand. The End.
That's a lot for now. I don't want the list to be daunting but just enough to get me started.  And I figure if it's written down somewhere, it might happen.