July 24, 2007

Summer TV

Usually during the summer there is nothing to watch, unless you decide to catch up on some repeats of shows you didn't care enough to watch during the winter months (yes, I'm talking about you 30 Rock, but I'll care more next year, I promise). However, I have found a hilarious show. I am not normally one for joke shows, but this one does take the cake. It is Canadian and some, if not all, of it appears to have been filmed in Quebec. There is no laborous discussions to kill the mood, instead it is pure genius of doing something and getting a reaction out of people. It is on ABC on Tuesday nights at around 8pm. Please don't tune in unless you are ready for some hilarious, not always appropriate, humor. It's called Just For Laughs, tune in!

Or provide me with some great TV shows for me to catch up on! I am, of course, watching the new season of Doctor Who, which I enjoy even though it is frequently silly.

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July 21, 2007

Harry Potter - No Spoilers

I was able to purchase Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows today at around 8:45am and complete the entire book by around 4pm. Now I have showered and have officially started my Saturday by joining the family around the TV.

If you want to chat with me about it feel free to call, IM or text message! Enjoy the reading.

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July 20, 2007

Harry Potter Sadness

I have decided not to go to the midnight madness that is Harry Potter book 7. Instead I am going to stay home, get my sleep and wake refreshed in the morning and get it. I am just too old to stay up and get my book, and too old to stay up at 2am actually reading the book I've waited for hours in line to buy.

Sniff... but tomorrow is Harry Potter day!

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July 18, 2007

Opps... Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong

Well, I tried to have some botox the other day and have ended up looking permenantly like this when I attempt to smile...

Just kidding! My face was numbed for my 'build up', which is really just a glorified term for a filling on my tooth. Now the tooth will be too weak to withstand much long term wear, which is why I have to get a crown eventually. My dentist is awesome and a master filler - he was quick! I have to say my face was the most numbed it's ever been, even the tip of my nose was numbed. In the past I've felt like I haven't been able to smile, but I have never actually not been able to smile. At least this experience made me crack up! And I was slightly tempted to go shopping and smile at unsuspecting people and when they gave me wierd looks say 'don't get plastic surgery', but instead I went home and took a nap...

However, this is the reason I will never get plastic surgery. Why risk my beautiful smile!

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July 17, 2007

My Crowning Glory

I know you are all thinking of my glorious hair right now. It is pretty amazing - especially when it actually does what I want it to. Too bad the white hairs are slowly invading it... so when I have to give up and dye, what color should I go? Lighter or Darker? I am voting for medium brown with low-lights. Hopefully I have a few more years though.

Anyway, I wasn't talking about my marvelous hair, but instead about the actual shiny new crown I found out I am getting. This crown is pretty expensive, so I actually have to wait until next year to have it installed - and it's all the fault of a damn tootsie pop! That's right, I get to have a tooth crowned! Weeee!

About 6-8 weeks ago I was trying to see how many licks it took to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. However, like the owl, I am waaay too impatient, plus it was a chocolate Tootsie Pop and those aren't that great, I bit down to get to the center - AND I cracked my tooth (though I didn't know it at the time) and thought 'ouch, that kinda hurt'. Cut to a couple weeks later, my tooth is hurting (not unusally for molar #4) and I look in the mirror and my tooth is gray-ish! Since I know I have an appointment in a few weeks I didn't freak out too bad, also another dentist had told me 'root canal' for that tooth before. But all I have to get is a crown (apparently you can do this without a root canal) and it will be pretty and shiny. Of course I am not getting it until January when my insurance rolls over because I don't have any funds left due to the wisdom teeth. In order to keep my tooth healthy until them my dentist is going to 'build up' the tooth (ie seal the bacteria inside, it can't grow without oxygen).

Lucky me, the 'build up' happens tomorrow at 12pm. I just hope there's no novacain involved.

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July 15, 2007

Who Knew?

Who knew that when I purchased a cute runty kitten I named Quizz that he would someday grow up to be a small dog? Not me, I assure you, but I like my small dog, even when he is standing on me at 4am...

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July 08, 2007

Ah, Home...

It's so nice to be home. There is something so refreshing about arriving at your own home late at night to relax and sleep in and not drive the next day. The trip was amazing, but it was definetly nice to be resting. As I mentioned before, we went down the Oregon coast, saw the Redwoods, saw the wonderful family, enjoyed a fourth of July bbq, and then drove back up, stopping to see the wonderful Golden Gate Bridge, the National Lava Caves Monument, and Crater Lake.

Now we were a little bit dissapointed because the Golden Gate Bridge was mostly shrouded by fog. We did get some great pictures, Scott claims they almost don't look real - and I agree. The fog was concentrated only right there, and it was a mostly sunny and very warm day. (We were down there for the start of the current heat wave gripping most of the nation. I forgot how hot California can get, I can't stand over 100 degrees anymore.)

Next we drove up to Weed (hardy, har, yes Weed) and stayed the night there. Got some great pictures of Mount Shasta in the evening. It looks much prettier during the winter months when it has more snow on it. We got up the next morning and made our way to the National Lava Caves Monument in Northern California. This is the area where the Modoc Indians fought against going back to the reservation. I highly reccommend going, especially if you are up for some splunking. We did light splunking, mainly because we had two kids with us, one of which we ended up leading through the longest cave as she lost it. She's very sweet and she kept going like a real trooper, but it was hard to convince her it wasn't scary. Maybe she'll like it more next time, my step-son however LOVED it and was bummed we only got to go in three caves. He wanted to go in the cave where they found all the skulls in the 1930s, he's an adventurer, what can we say? But here's a picture of me!

Our last stop of the day was Crater Lake, but by the time we got there we were a bit tired from our whole trip. So here's a picture of Crater Lake, I've been there multiple times, so I am not sure what to say. Except that people need to stop feeding the wildlife! I mean when it says Don't Feed The Squirrels then Don't Feed The Squirrels!! Is it that hard to understand? I know they are cute, but they need to fend for themselves. Also, we did see the Pine Beetle at work, and that is pretty sad. The last outbreak was 1923-1930 and the current ourbreak started in 2003 and is still ongoing. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens...

And for an extra bonus, hug a tree today... bonus points if you find one this big!

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July 05, 2007

Twees of Mystery!!

Many of you probably are aware that I am currently on a family vacation, with one husband and two kids. We traveled by car down to California to visit my brother and his family, and my Mom and Glenn and Stepsis, Gabby, all traveled down as well. We were able to have a very happy third and fourth of July, I got to spend time with my little nephew Marcus, who is adorable and makes me want to have one of my own. He even says some words now, like raising his hands and saying up (he did this to me a lot, I am proud to say); Roland will even say 'up what?' and he'll say 'up please!' in his little baby voice. There is probably nothing more cute than that. I had earned a kiss from him by the time I left! It only makes me wish that we all lived closer together... I wish this would just magically be so without anyon having to move somewhere, because I don't think it will happen.

Now on the way down we drove along the Oregon coast, it was quite pretty (I have some good pictures) and we stopped and spent a day in the Redwoods. This brings us to our title, the Tree of Mystery is a tourist trap (I love them!) in the Redwoods. It has a gondola that goes up in the trees and it has a huge tree called 'The Brotherhood Tree' which is 270 feet tall and 19 feet in diameter. I have pictures, but alas I am in a simple hotel room right now and cannot download. We called them the 'Twees of Mystery' (said in a kind of a 'Princess Bride voice - 'Bwings us together, today'), which is cute at first but gets old when the kids don't stop saying it. We had lots of fun though and I really feel as if the kids and I are starting to build a good relationship. All it took was a vacation, or two.

Well I will have to tell you about the rest of our trip later, right now we are in Weed, California. We have two more stops tomorrow and then we will be back home. Our cats are currently being boarded at our vets, which is probably better than them wreaking havoc on our house with nobody to watch them. I sure do feel bad about leaving poor Quizz in the cage though, I got to put him back in there and I think he was a little hurt. I wonder if he'll be glad to see me...

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