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Saturday, February 27, 2010

i don't understand tattoos

when we watch NBA games we can't help but notice all the tattoos. i don't know about you but i don't understand them. how much thought do you think goes into a tattoo? do they realize that it will be on their body forever? it seems like nba players have the most tattoos. we're watching the nuggets/warriors game and my husband said that he thinks denver's players have the most tattoos. i did a 'lil search on google and found some interesting ones. enjoy:

they call him "birdman" He actually has red wings tattooed on both arms, so when he flaps them after a dunk or a blocked shot, it's as if he's flying. ... and just hideous
Jason Williams decided to go with the less popular "WHIT" "EBOY". What a knucklehead.
"The Suicidal Cartoon" - There are no words. Just look at this tattoo and think about whether it's something you'd want permanently marked on your body.

Those lips belong to his girlfriend, Trina. She actually kissed a piece of paper, then Kenyon had her lip print tattooed on his neck.

just as ryan suspected three of these players are
currently on the Denver Nuggets.
how do you feel about tattoos? would you ever get one?
what would it be and where?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Nobody likes a Mr. Sniffles.

(mr. sniffles)

i realize that this is my 2nd "how to lose a guy in 10 days" quote, but it's been in my head the last few days.
my husband was sick last week and i'm usally immuned from his quarterly sicknesses, but right about now (or maybe two days ago) i'm regretting kissing him. i hardly ever get sick! in college i lived on the motto "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" and i trully believe that. although, all of my random cavities during christmas break may have something to do with that. i brushed 3 times a day and didn't eat any sweets, so i can only think that it was the apples. either that or i brushed away all of my enamel. plus, i'm sure my obsessive bleaching of my teeth didn't help either.

anyway, i'm sick and i've been sniffling, coughing, and sneezing for days. yuck! by the way, dayquil/nightquil may be the sickest thing on the planet. i have to gag it down everytime.

on another note, we went to sam's club last night. remember this post? $100 store i still feel that way, but i may be turning to the dark side. we spent two weeks of our grocery budget in one visit but we probably won't have to go shopping next week, which is nice. i'm still on the fence; we don't have a membership. if you have any opinions/comments that can help me make up my mind please let me know!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

i'm an observer

Image by TheeErin via Flickr
Is Ashton Serious? Do we care?

i'm an observer. i love to "people watch" at airports, restaurants, stores, etc. i think you can learn a lot about people by just watching them and as sad as it may seem, we're all human and we do tend to judge people by first appearances. i'm the youngest child in my family so i've been able to watch my siblings growing up. this has helped me know what not to do or say to stay out of trouble. i really like being the youngest. i'm also the only child without kids so i can watch my siblings raise theirs. by the time i have a child i will be the perfect mother! (are you seeing my plan?)

 i am not an attention-getter and i don't like being in the spotlight.
you could say i'm an introvert.

Would you rather see or be seen?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

my favorite beach

Portinho da Arrábida Beach - Setúbal - Portugal

as much as i love warm weather I've only been to warm
beaches a few times in my life.
my aunt and uncle live in northern california, so (it's freezing!)
i've been there a few times.
when my family went to europe 10 years ago
we went to the beach in Portugal (gorgeous).
ryan and i went to st. lucia (enter bachelor comments here.) two years ago.
my point is that i miss the sun.
anyone else feel the same way right about now?
what's your favorite beach or lakeshore?
                                   explain what you do there.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Olympic Q & A

While watching the olympics i keep asking so many questions. why do they do this? what do they do that for? Well, i thought i'd find out the answers instead of just thinking they're weird. ya ready?

Q1. Do snowboarders wear jeans?
           Exhibit A
i don't know about you, but those look like jeans to me! They seem to be popular this time around and i have to admit, if i was a snowboarder i'd wear them too! I found these sessions rebel denim online for $229.95

A: No, but they sure look like jeans! made me do a 180 (get it?)

Q2: Why do speed skaters wear sunglasses?
         Exhibit B
it sure couldn't be to make them look sexy...
A: according to mentalfloss it’s not very pleasant to have wind blowing in your eyes or drying out your contacts.  Also, it's to protect any flying ice or debri and keeps them focused on the track. By the way, mental floss has other cool "wow! i never knew that!" stuff. check it out.

I couldn't find the answers to a few of my other questions so if anyone knows what the speedskater coaches show them on their clipboards during the final lap or what Shani Davis' workout is, please let me know! If not, enjoy the rest of the Olympics! We are loving them! 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Our love fern! You let it die!

quick! Name that movie. Yes, I know it's not a fern, but it was sent with love and for "love day" so that's what it's called and yes, I let it die!

I left it at work over the weekend against my better judgement. But in reality the instructions did say put more plant food in on the 3rd day, but it was too late for that.

I guess i take after my mother because we both tend to kill roses. She's tried planting them in her yard but they always die. Supposedly, roses are very hard to kill. Ha! I say. Although mine were already headed downhill the moment they were delivered.

What are your tips/suggestions for keeping flowers alive?
Share your stories!

Monday, February 15, 2010


ryan's brother works here:

on saturday night we went to play.

i'm very sore today.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Memories

Happy Valentine's Day!

This holiday is a memorable one for us. 4 years ago, today, we went on our 1st date. We went to the "Sweet Tart Dance" at college. I found my old journal so that I could read and remember about it.

I had been hanging out with him for awhile but I was also dating another guy. I didn't know what to do. The guy I was dating knew Ryan liked me and asked me if we were going to pursue a relationship. I told him I didn't know and then he asked me out for a date Feb 15th. Meanwhile, Ryan didn't know I'd been dating someone else. He had asked me to the dance but I hadn't answered him because I didn't know if I should because I wasn't sure how I felt. When I finally decided to go it was the night before the dance. Ryan asked me in a valentine with a little poem (see below)

As a joke, I wrote him a poem and froze it in a heart shaped container and gave it to him as my answer. Ryan's roommate Greg asked my bff Sydney to the dance and to answer him we wrote another poem and read it to him while we inhaled helium to make our voices sound like chipmunks.

(the night before the dance)

The dance was a lot of fun, despite the fact that because of poor planning Greg was without his car so they had to take mine. I enjoyed being with him but the whole time i felt so guilty because he had no idea about the guy I was dating and I knew I had to tell him. Despite my Mom and friend's advice to not tell Ryan that night, I did. After the dance he told me how much he liked me but could see something was wrong and asked me, so I told him I had a date the next night and I liked him too and didn't know what to do. Ryan looked like he was going to cry but he told me to follow my heart and to let him know what I decide.

The next day he told me he cried and I hurt him really bad because he didn't see it coming. Ryan put me on a huge guilt trip and so I was very sad when I went out with the other guy that night.

To make a long story short, I chose Ryan, and the rest, as they say, is history....

We were engaged 5 months later.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

love this holiday

I got these babies from Ryan yesterday at work.

with these

(Yes I ate all of them but one yesterday)

and a card.

Last night we went on our Valentine's date to Tucano's with family and friends then did a little shopping.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Be Prepared

the last few days i've been thinking a lot about being prepared. our church teaches us about food storage and how we should have a 3-month supply, water, and a financial reserve.

life is hard. life happens.
it's not if, but when.

we always think that we're immuned, that it won't happen to us,
whatever "it" is.
how long will we wait? what has to happen to jolt us into action?
let's all start now. work on one thing. whether it be food storage or a cash reserve. don't wait until it's too late! are you prepared?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ten on Ten

I got this idea from Orangepoppy and thought it would be fun to try. The idea is to take a photo once an hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month. document a snapshot of your life and find beauty among the ordinary things of your day.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Stampin Up February

cute, cute, cute

look what I made tonight!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hand made Valentines

over the weekend i made some valentine's cards. we got together and sadly saw that we had the same paper and supplies as last year. (that's how often we get crafty) i even found all of the cards i made last year that i never sent out. maybe this year i'll actually give valentines! we also made these cute and yummy mice. they were almost too cute to eat. almost.

Friday, February 5, 2010


My sister's been a dental hygienist for almost two years and I had her clean my teeth for the first time last week. It was probably one of the funnest (is that a word?) dentist appointments I've ever had. We joked about the food particles that she cleaned from my teeth (is that an apple?) and while rinsing my mouth the water dribbled down my neck causing us to laugh and me to choke on the water going down my throat. Very nice. The dentist said he could hear us giggling the whole time, but the funny part is that when I arrived at the office I turned around to see my mom walking in too! What a surprise. I guess it was a family affair. He said I had very nice teeth and no cavities which means I don't have my mom's teeth going off of what she's had to get done these past few months.

When I got my braces off 10+ years ago the orthodontist glued a bottom retainer in. My last dentist removed the glue off of one tooth last year to redo my "fake" tooth (my tooth chipped when I was young so half of it is fake) and since then the tooth has moved slightly. Teeth are so interesting to me. How do they move once they've been forced into place? So I asked. The dentist said it's called relapse and your teeth's tendons always remember where they used to be so if they're not forced they will move back. Crazy! So I'm going back in a week or so to get the retainer glued back to my tooth. Now if we can just get Ryan in for a cleaning we'll be good!


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