Tuesday, September 30, 2008



On Saturday it was my wonderful friend Michelle's 29th Birthday. Michelle and I have been friends since before we could drive cars. We met at church and ended up going to the same High School. I have had so much fun over the years with her and I am lucky that we are still such good friends. Even though Michelle has moved up to Portland we still see each other a lot (wish it was more). She has taken me on some amazing trips. We have gone to some amazing resort spas. We have found some killer deals shopping together. I could keep going...

Everything we do together is fun from a casual dinner at the O.G. to going to L.A. for lunch because Elija Wood was on that plane to L.A. Thanks for always being such a kick a$$ friend. :-)

I am excited to come and visit you this weekend. See you Friday!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

First impressions

Last night I met Kevin a guy that I had been talking to from the dating site that I'm on. The plan was to take Deuce for a walk at the park and then see a movie. Deuce and I met him at the movie theater and then I drove us to the park in my car. A storm was coming in and luckily it was only windy. After we walked around the park. We were driving to take Deuce back home and go and see the movie.
I just crossed the intersection of Guadalupe and my car died... As my car was slowly coming to a stop I got into the other lane and pulled onto a street (the car died in a pretty good spot). I called my dad and after a few attempts he finally answers. Dad and mom both came to get us and brought some gas just in case. Kevin filled up my gas tank and what do you know my car started. Talk about embarrassing. The first time I meet someone I run out of gas and they see my parents (I can name on one hand the guys that have met my parents). Kevin was really good about the whole thing. We even stopped at the gas station on the way back and he got me gas. The rest of the evening was fun.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My twin

My wonderful friend Shaunna ended up being assigned to intern at the school that I'm student teaching at. This is fantastic since I now get to see her a few times a week. The first day she was there she stopped in my classroom. My 3rd graders were inside and starting the morning routine. Now Shaunna and I are about 2-weeks apart in age. If we don't look the same age she looks younger than me. I had just gotten done telling my class that she was Miss R's friend. As Shaunna was leaving one of my little girls comes over to me and asks if that's my mom. (sorry Shaunna!!!)

Today my sister Kim came to the school so we could go out to lunch. She came to the classroom and hung out for a little bit. I'm 29 and my sister is 18. Several of the students were asking if we were twins. Now we keep calling each other 'twin'. They did some pretty funny things while she was there.

During recess I took the guinea pig out of the cage so the girls whose job it was could do something. This guinea pig is shedding like crazy. I always end up with these long white hairs on me when ever i touch her. I went out to the playground. One of my girls told me I had guinea pig hairs on my shirt (not sure how they know whose hair it is) so i was brushing them off with my hand. When i stopped brushing off the hairs on my stomach the girl starts patting my stomach to get them off. And then she does it to my chest - oh my!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

2 more weeks

In 2 weeks, i get 2 weeks off from student teaching. One benefit to starting the school year so early is this nice 2 week break. I am looking forward to it and it will be here before i know it. So far I am going to Portland to visit my wonderful friend Michelle. That will be fun and it will be great to be cold.

This weekend I am packing up all the stuff in my room. Everything has to come out of my room so the new floors can get installed. A good thing to having to do all this work is that I will finally get my walls painted. It will be easier to do since i don't have to worry about dripping on the floor or the baseboards. I can just fling the paint on the wall if i feel like it.

I am messing with my mom and had Kim tell her that I am planning on painting my walls harlequin colors (after my beloved great dane). I am not sure how far I will take the joke. But, i think it's pretty believable since my family knows how crazy I am about him. Don't white walls with big black spots sound amazing? ;-)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Walk anyone?

When you live in the desert and the outside temperature is nice in the evening (during the summer time) – what do you do? This girl takes her dog for a walk. Even though there are clouds in the sky and thunder and lightening in the distance. Let’s just say it was a very short walk and we ended up having to run part of the way home.
Note to self: Do not wear jeans next time you go for a walk, just in case. It is hard to run in jeans. I am not sure how since my booty should be able to keep them up.

P.S. I had my first eval for student teaching and I earned 122 or 124 out of 127 points. Who rocks??? Me!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I got this from a friend on myspace.

Who did you last shoot a dirty look at?
Last night when I went to the casino. This guy kept yelling and clapping every time his MOM won something on a slot machine.

What kind of car do you drive?
02 honda civic ex coupe - no car payments is the best part

Have you ever had a garage sale?
No, i always wanted to have one though. I don't know why. Once in Jr. High we had a little one at my friends house. I remember trying to sell some lame cds and one of them didn't have the cd in it - oops!

What color is your iPod?
well it's a first generation nano so it's boring white.

What kind of dog do you have?
Harlequin Great Dane :-)

What's for dinner tonight?
We went out to dinner to a pizza place. I got a side salad and pizza. James was the lucky one who order his own pizza. I had to share with everyone else.

What is the last drink you drank?
Last night at Olive Garden I had two Peach Sangria's. They were yummy (I swear I don't go out to eat ALL the time).

Last time you were sick?
Hmmm... I rarley get sick. So, i don't remember. I have a theory about it. My whole household never gets sick. My mom has worked at a hospital our whole lives. So, I think she has exposed us to so much stuff we are immune to most of it.

How long is your hair?
Bra strap line (not sure how many inches that is)

Are you happy right now?
Well other than being bored I am.

What did you say last?
"Mom took her foot off to kill it" (Kim gave me crap because i said "foot" instead of "shoe"). When she was trying to kill a black widow and it was running around.

Who came over last?

Do you drink beer?
Not very often. I did have a few last Friday when i went to my friends house.

Have your brothers or sisters ever told you that you were adopted?
No, I am the oldest and was 7 when mom and dad finally decided to have another kid (Heather).

What is your favorite key chain on your keys?
I only have one - a cute coach pink/girly rhinestone charms keychain.

What is in your pocket?

Who is the last person you had a phone conversation with?

What's something fun you did today?
Took a nap since i got home at 2 am and woke up at 8:15 am

What do you think of when you hear the word "meow"?

What are you listening to right now?
Nothing really

What have you had to drink so far today?

What's the area code for your cell phone?

Where did you buy the shirt you're wearing now?
Jcrew (tank top) and BananaRepublic (shirt)

Is there anything hanging from your rear view mirror?
No way

How many states in the U.S.
Washington, Oregon, Calfornia, Arizona (obviously), Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas (born), Iowa, Indiana, New York, Maine, Flordia, Mississippi, Louisanna. 16

What are you going to do after this?
Go to my room

What is something you need to go shopping for?
I really want to get this cute Tylie Malibu purse that I saw. It was pink suede hobo and then a brown leather strap with all these different size pink, silver, hot pink rhinestones. SO CUTE!!!!!

Do you like pickles?
Only dill and I hardly ever will eat one.

How about olives?

What is your favorite kind of gum?
All kids

Do you have any tan lines?
Little bit

Do you remember the name of your kindergarten teacher?
Mrs. Brown

When you're at the grocery store do you use the self checkout?
Usually. I think I'm quicker (I'm probably not) but I don't just stand there and stare so it keeps me busy if i do it myself.

Has anyone ever given you roses?
Of course. What girl hasn't been given roses?

If you were abandoned in the wilderness, would you survive?
Um, not for food and water.

What is your favorite color?
Pink, white

What color are your eyes?

What is a compliment you receive way too often?
That I have a nice smile

How tall are you?
How short am I? 5'2

Who was the last person to say they loved you and when?
Kim sometime this week

Do you like your parents?
Do you have a choice? Sometimes they can be really cool.

Who was the last person you said you loved on the phone?

Where is the furthest place you've traveled?
I use to live in Germany

Which do you prefer, to eat or sleep?
Sleep in a nice cold room with lots of blankets. I like the ceiling fan to be on and total darkness.

Do you look more like your mom or your dad?
I am not sure. Friends will say different things depending on my hair color. I am kind of in the middle. Kim looks like my mom and eather looks like my dad. You can tell my sisters and I are related.

Can you do splits?
I don't have the need to try. I know i can't go all the way down.

Can you use the grill?
of course

Are you flexible?
I am more flexible than my sister Kim - weird

What movie do you want to see?

What did you do on New Years Eve 2007?
Played games, probably

Was your mom a cheerleader?
She was not into stuff like that. She grew up on a farm and her and her twin were into things like 4h and other weird stuff.

What is the last letter of your middle name?

Do you wear your seatbelt in the car?

Are you scared of flying?

What do you sleep in?
PJ pants and tank top

Have you ever been to Los Angeles?
Yes, many times.

Do you like chocolate?
Not really.

Are you easy to get along with?
Depends on the situtation - is that bad?

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Swing voter?

I got this from my friend, Stella's blog. I was a little curious how it would rank me based on the candiates issues.

Your Issue Profile: 56% Obama, 44% McCain
Truth be told, you're not really satisfied with either of the candidates.
You could vote for either of them. You are the typical coveted swing voter.

You may want to narrow yourself down to a particular set of issues in order to pick your president.
Or start looking at third party candidates. One of them might suit you better.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Volume 1

This is not going to be one of my regular blogs.

When my sisters and dad use to go and spend the month of June up in Utah I would send them family news letters. Before Heather left for Germany she found one. It was entertaining and I told her I would do some and put them on my blog for her. Here you go Heather….

Volume 1


Mom was rather ticked off on Wednesday when the floor installation guy did not come. She spent the last several days cleaning out the piano room to have the new floors installed and then they never even showed. Angela is not very happy that when she walks by the room everything echos. Although Angela is sure that mom is loving that everyone can hear what she’s saying when she tries to tell them what to do. The boys are confused as they no longer have a bed to lay down in the very empty room.

A Nutty Family

Dad was pretty funny when we went to dinner last week. We went to mom’s favorite place OTB. While waiting for their food, Angela asked mom if she was as moody as Kim. Without hesitating mom said she was. The details are a little sketchy but A little bit later Angela or Kim told mom that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Dad who wasn’t participating in the conversation replied telling Angela and Kim that they were nuts and not apples. Apparently in that family the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Deuce and his Teeth

Deuce is a little nervous for his dental appointment tomorrow. When Angela leaves for school tomorrow she will drop him off at the vet’s office. Angela is not very happy about how much it is going to cost her to get his teeth cleaned. A source close to Angela said that it was going to be close to two-weeks of pay. That’s a lot when you’re not working very much!


James and Kim have been swimming in the pool a lot this past week. They have been letting Samson swim with them. Kim has been getting her feelings hurt because Samson has not been playing very nice by ignoring Kim and only playing with James. Apparently James is very popular in the swimming pool. Samson even went off the diving board a few times with encouragement from James. Samson has been a little depressed because Heather is no longer around to take him running. He has been trying so hard to lose weight. Deuce has stepped in and is letting Samson run with him in the backyard but Samson doesn’t feel the workout is equivalent.


The mail box at the ‘R’ residence looks a little tacky. The neighbors had a little get together on Monday and have yet to take down the 3 mylar balloons that they attached to both mailboxes. Nobody seems to know why they are still attached to the mailbox. Angela is tempted to buy some plastic flamingos and garden gnomes and place them around the yard to go with those balloons.