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Love list 7.22.09

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Things I love.

  • bickering with you about how much of my space you take up
  • Abigail playing in the lake
  • cereal mixed with yogurt
  • sample beers
  • basements
  • ice cream for dinner
  • antibiotics
  • probiotics
  • swimming plans
  • organizing plans
  • an old sweater that fits like a new one
  • asking for help
  • people who believe in me
  • reasons to have set days off
  • Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA
  • insurance
  • regular MDs for those emergency moments
  • red mullets
  • real reasons to buy books
  • Harry Potter… even though I felt some stuff was off in the new movie
  • cool mornings
  • vacation plans
  • crazy hair
  • hot coffee
  • iced coffee
  • carrot cake for dinner
  • playing bass on Rock Band 2
  • free stuff from family members
  • that summer glow
  • Chacos for my birthday, early so I can break them in for my trip
  • outer space
  • dinosaurs

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July 22, 2009 at 10:13 pm

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Its official.

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From this day forward, I’m buying beer.

And its for work.


The guy who was the beer buyer at work, he’s gone. His last day was yesterday. He is currently on a plane to Japan and when he returns, he is there moving back to California to go to school.

I’m pretty much done being the back up for someone else… I’m going to be the beer and wine back up and I’m pretty excited about it.

I have so much to learn! But, I can’t wait!

I guess technically this starts tomorrow, I have the day off.

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July 20, 2009 at 8:51 am

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Last week, its finally over..

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Last week was a gross one…

I had a really bad ear ache for 3 days last week. I finally went to the doctor and asked for some antibiotics. I had a ear infection in my right ear. How do people in their 30s get ear infections? Antibiotics plus probiotics = maintaining gut health, I hope. First antibiotics in 2 and 1/2 years.

Seattle had a day or 2 this week that wee up in the 90s. Eep. I don’t have the right kind of clothes or mindset for that. We retreated to the basement with food from a taco truck or easy to eat foods.  Oh, and all of our fans and extension cords…

I go on vacation in 2 plus weeks. I can’t wait to get away. Wow, this means that summer is almost over. Time sure does run away when you aren’t looking or paying attention.

Last week we gained a pound or two.. I’m only really guessing at this point. Feeling like crap and taking meds really seems to have a strange effect on my body. I plan on exercising this week, last week I didn’t, and track all of my points.

Happy Sunday to you!

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July 19, 2009 at 9:55 am

No thanks.

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True story..

I hate religion.

Religious people have either done or said to many bad things to or against me. Religi0n offends me in so many ways.

Um, happily or sadly… I don’t need a security blanket. I walk with a purpose at all times… to kick ass and take names.

For those that say things to me like “God bless…..” I know you mean no harm at all but, you make me cringe and like y0u even less. I’m secretly saying to myself something like,  “fuck you, if only you knew?, die in a fire, or whatever….”

If God was supposedly to be on  my side or what have you, he failed. Twice. As a small child, and as an adult.


I’m not religious, I try to keep it to myself. I find it better to keep most views to myself. If you choose to be religious, why can’t this kept this to yourself as well? I don’t go on about h0w much I adore sleep… man, sleep is serious business in my book, you have no idea…

Don’t get me wrong, I know a lot of folks that love Jesus. I love them dearly… and we have no conversations about religion or god what so ever.

I love you whether you like it or not that I don’t have faith in your friend, Jesus.

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July 17, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Sunday, I heart you.

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Mmmm, Sunday.

It seems to be that Sunday will be my new day off, I’m stoked! I’ll have another day off in there as well, but Sunday will be my consistent day.

This morning I got up way to early. Took a wonderful shower. Dried my hair completely. Got caught up on my interneting. Had a nice cup of tea.

Some thing about having Sunday off feels better than having anything else off.

I start ordering $6,000 worth of beer every week, starting next Monday. I’m pretty excited.

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July 12, 2009 at 10:09 am

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Smallest gain possible… how is that possible?

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Last week we ate everything in sight. Bread. A lot of alcohol one night. At least 5 or so pieces of cheesecake over the weekend, (I had to try all 4 of the flavors, no?). We didn’t exercise a drop. We went to 2 gatherings in 2 days and came home with a sore back from so much sitting. Yep, we’re on Weight Watchers but who knew?! We count points, no way?! Last week, after using up all of my extra weekly points in something like 2 days if not less… I decided I’d take the week off and own up to what the scale said.

I was expecting a big weight gain, something like 2 or 3 pounds. I made it under 200 at the end of June and was pretty stoked about it… but I also kept in mind that I had been sick a week or so prior and not had any sort of appetite for 3 days as well.

So yesterday I got all ready to go to my weigh in… and I stepped on the scale. It said 199.4.

Um, yeah, I ate like a cow and I only gained .2 pounds? I ate all that cheese cake and only gained a tenth of a pound? How can that be?! And that was at 4:30p, after I had eatten a breakfast and some sort of lunch stuff. But, my leader said I might not have a significant gain this week but, it could show up next week instead.

We’re going to try our hardest to make sure that that doesn’t happen.

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July 9, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Love list 7.7.09

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Who would have thought that hanging out in a lawn chair, 2 days in a row, would make my back all hurty?! That and sleeping in the spare bedroom downstair to avoid the heat.


  • my boyfriend
  • our dog
  • weekends off (this rarely happens)
  • a newborn niece with reddish hair
  • scenic drives
  • cheesecake and only eating it once or twice a year
  • “if it’s fun, it can’t be done”
  • learning new stuff
  • Lambics
  • crazy little old ladies
  • people who use flashlights as a headlight on their scooter
  • all the craziness surrounding Michael Jackson
  • Slurpees!
  • being at a party when so many people are missing teeth
  • fireworks
  • being asked if I’m new at work
  • puppies, lots of puppies
  • tea with a splash of milk
  • Full Sail Brewing Company being owned by the employees
  • knowing and owning up to why I gained a pound last week


  • bug bites in awkward places
  • sitting for long hours 2 days in a row
  • people who feed your dog people food repeatedly after being asked nicely not to feed her at all
  • the non-stop craziness reporting on Michael Jackson
  • Kevin’s dish piling and sink filling skills

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July 7, 2009 at 11:09 am

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Happy 4th of July!

Have fun blowing stuff up, eating, drinking and hanging out with friends.

Be safe.

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July 4, 2009 at 9:39 am

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Love list 7.2.09

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Oh summer, I used to hate you… but this year you are my dream come true. I think the backyard totally helps.


  • boys who plan crazy weeks
  • all the dogs! ours, the neighbor’s, the friends’, and the siblings’
  • the pending arrival of our niece! If they give her the weird name they plan, we are totally going to call her Lenny.
  • huge salads
  • beers on the back porch
  • binges that throw me back on track
  • sleeping in the basement
  • MAC’s Naked Honey
  • clothes that fit well
  • the size of great danes
  • being motivated
  • top and bottom sellers
  • Deschutes Mirror Mirror (if you can find one, pick it up. spendy but yummy)
  • cute and cheap clothes from Target
  • crazy hair
  • Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner… yeah, I’m cheating on my natural products. Some times cheaper is what you need instead…
  • 4th of July plans
  • Slurpees!
  • cherries from the backyard
  • my mexi-tan
  • finding useful books at used bookstores
  • bees
  • blueberries
  • kid enjoying the summer
  • the smell of barbecues but not eating anything with barbecue sauce
  • watermelon
  • almost being part of the IBTC (itsy bitsy titty committee)
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Sir Mix A Lot on vinyl
  • fill in chiropractors
  • lists
  • realizing I know nothing
  • movie references that people totally miss
  • character creations
  • days off!

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July 2, 2009 at 3:51 pm

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yes, I did mean swimming…

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A few years back, like 7 or so or in 2002, I dated this weird guy I had no business dating. He was a fairly nice guy, although definitely not the in the top 8 smartest.

His glory days were from when he played freshman football in highschool, drove a 96 300zx, had $25k in savings 3 years prior, and had worked for When I came across him, he was working at the co-op, drove a 85 300zx with a huge dent in front quarter panel, had no money on savings and the by the sounds of it had spent a lot of it on lap dances, had about $8,000 in credit card debt and had dreams about being a pro bowler…

So anyway…

We worked together. We both got off of work around 10pm. So I told him that I really wanted to go swimming after work. I told him not to forget to bring his suit and a towel.

We went to Kennydale Beach on Lake Washington. I love this beach for whatever reason and also they don’t really lock the gates at night, the park is right along a main road without it’s own parking lot.

So we get there and go out to the end of the dock. He seems really excited about spending time with me and such. I start to take of my shirt and he stops.He noticed I had my swimsuit on, apparently it wasn’t what he was expecting at all. He had only brought a towel.

“Oh, swimming.”

Of course I say “yes, swimming!” I prpbably go on about how swimming is really rad and its is one of the first things I remember learning to do other than basic life skills. I heart swimming!! And then it clicks..

“Oh?!? You thought I meant skinning dipping didn’t you?”

His response was that “No! Um, well yeah, kind of.” Of course he was pretty embarrassed about this, but did I care? Nope. I swam in the lake for an hour while he sat on the dock doing or thinking who knows what.

Yes, I did mean swimming.

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July 2, 2009 at 2:15 pm