Friday, June 27, 2008

In The Depths of Mindless Drivel

You know how sometimes everyone gets on your nerves and you don't want to hear even the sweetest voices of your own offspring? And then the neighborhood produces the most annoying of all annoying children, possibly in the whole world? And that child decides that you are his favorite new person, attaches himself to you, and talks your friggin' ear off?

That is where I am right now.

Ugh!

The school year can not start soon enough (although I doubt that will make this stray child go away!)!!!!!


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This and That and A Meme

I have been such a bad, bad blogger. It has been one week since my last confession blog.

Friday I went to a mini family reunion in Merced with about ten people from my Dad's side of the family. It was nice catching up with them, since I NEVER see them (even though a couple of them live less than an hour away). I was talking to my cousin, Ryan, there and he was making fun of me for blogging so much, saying that he worries that I drove my car off a cliff or into a ditch when I have not blogged for more than a couple days. Sorry Ryan, don't mean to make you worry!!

I joined the gym last week, so I guess I have been pretty busy with that, in case you were wondering why I fell off the face of my blog for so long. I am looking at my calendar right now and thinking What the hell HAVE I been doing??? There is almost nothing on there...Humph. Sorry my poor neglected blog.

Let me make it up to you with a meme.

I have been tagged by Rachel...Max's Mom

Here are the rules…
1. List these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

My 7 facts are:

1. My birthday is my favorite holiday of the year. Sometimes Thanksgiving falls on my birthday. Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday. Just my birthday.

2. I work sooo part time that you would hardly even guess that I have a job. For three and a half years I was strictly a stay at home mom.

3. I have slept with the same pillow since I was seven years old. That is like 22 years, folks.

4. I can ride my bike with no handlebars.

5. If my eyes are closed I am probably snoring. No lie. Like a bear. And everyone feels the need to tell me so.

6. When I am around the male species I am quite competitive. Bowling, billiards, darts, and all those other games that you find in a dirty dive bar? I feel the need to win them, especially with my husband. When I was dating this also pertained to any man that was lucky enough to be in my presence:) Sometimes I get upset when the hubs wins more at the slot machines than I do.

7. My house is a mess and I need to go clean it because the hubs was subpoenaed to court today for something work-related and is not "working" as late as he usually does (since the courthouse is not open until 10pm and stuff). I hate when the house is messy when he comes home. I try to have it at least picked up every day before he comes home. Sometimes I don't care.

I am tagging:

You, Sarah
You, Mo
You, Lisa
You, Grandy
You, Robin
You, Rebecca
and also...You

Do it if you want...otherwise, whatever. I know I take forever to get around to these, and I think that Francesca tagged me with one MONTHS ago that I completely forgot about...so no biggie if you do it, you do it...if you don't do it the boogie monster is not going to come get you or anything...or maybe...nah!


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Whee Hooo

****possibly offensive photos below...sorry ahead of time****




Camping is one of our favorite past times around here. I think my favorite part about camping is that I get to spend time with my friends and family without the interruption of the TV, their jobs, the computer, or any of that other normal stuff that always keeps us apart.

Father's Day morning we packed up the Tahoe and headed out to Scott's Flat Lake.

We sat around on the beach and drank beer (there may have been some pink lemonade flavored vodka, too) and I got burnt to a crisp. There may or may not be a photo taken of me standing in the lake with my tank top and skirt on, hand on my head (the signal that you are peeing, duh!)...posing. Oy vey!

I am seriously lacking in memories, and to make matters even worse, I forgot to take a single photo all weekend. Everyone else that we were with got pics, so I am not going to completely forget the weekend ever took place. Or I have these pictures to remind me of this fabulous Scott's Flat Father's Day weekend trip...

A burning Log


It looks

Like A...


I woke up at 3am to go to the bathroom and found my hubs and my Amy's husband awake and chatting away at the fire. When I returned from the bathroom they called me over to the fire and asked me to verify what they were seeing (they were totally sober, by the way). I immediately started giggling like a school girl as the hubs took these pictures with his camera phone. Oh, the memories we will now forever have!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Swim Time

Just like riding a bike, swimming is something that we do not forget how to do.

So why the hell can I not remember how to do the breaststroke then? Huh?



Admittedly I was never very good at either the breaststroke or the butterfly, but seriously? I can't do that shit at all. Four years on the high school swim team and a Varsity letter and I can only swim freestyle and backstroke. What gives?

I tried to teach Cal to swim freestyle today and he does a damn good doggie paddle.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Arse Kickin'

A couple years ago when I started getting fat (OK, it was already past that point) I went to Target in search of a workout video. What I came home with was 45 minutes of pure hell, better known as Billy Blank's Tae Bo cardio DVD.

Tae-bo


I excitedly opened up the package and popped it in the DVD player. I put on my workout clothes and started up.

Eighteen long and excruciating minutes later I was DONE! I couldn't breathe and my ass muscles were threatening to quit working on me, so I turned off the tape and took a shower. This continued on in the exact same manner for three days. The DVD never saw the inside of my DVD player again.

Until last month, that is.

Still fat, but obviously much stronger this time around, I was actually able to complete the entire workout. I did the cardio a number of times for a couple weeks.

One day I opened my front door and stepped on the metal sweeper part at the bottom, slicing open my foot and taking off a chunk of skin. That was two weeks ago and I just started walking normally a few days ago.

Today I popped the DVD in to give it a whirl (did I just say whirl? nerd.). Twenty minutes and I thought there was no way I was going to finish. I paused the video (not ready to give up, but just needing to catch my breath) and restarted it a few minutes later.

I did end up finishing the video, but when I started the cool down I was shaking so much that I just had to lay down. My cool down today consisted of laying on my bedroom carpet and concentrating on NOT dying.

billy blanks


Billy Blanks,

You rock my world and kick my ass. I love you and I hate you all in 45 minutes. I am going to stick with you for a while though.

See you tomorrow my new friend,
Paloma

PS I still totally have a crush on Bob Harper, so I may need to rotate his workouts in couple times a week. m'kay?

Bob Harper




All photos courtesy of photobucket.


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Meh. Today is Crap.

What a bummery crap day. This is what I should be doing...



This is what my kids should be doing...
Bounce House

and this...

Photobucket

and eating this...
or something that I imagine would look like this...



Instead I am sitting here writing this complain-y blog because I can't go. I am under strict instruction to keep the Tahoe parked in the driveway until the hubs gets home. Damn you stupid grindy brakes. I had plans today...

On a much lighter note I had my passion party last night and it was super fun what I remember of it anyways. If you want to order something let me know, you can go check out the goodies here...

I am going to go crack open a book and sit by the pool and recuperate from last night be pissed off I am not out partying enjoy this beautiful day...


Thursday, June 5, 2008

Baby No-name!

I would like to take a moment to show off my new nephew.

Born yesterday, June 4, 2008 at 1:10am weighing in at 9lbs. 13oz. and a staggering 22 1/2 inches tall!

He is doing fabulous, has all ten fingers and all ten toes, and super lungs! (He came with everything required to get him through life, but he still has no name!)




Mommy is looking hawter than ever since she did not gain a single ounce anywhere except her belly, which is rapidly deflating after baby number four(I know...beeotch)!

And this auntie is supah proud as is evidenced by this self-portrait:



I thought my heart was full before, yet it has made room for the sweetest, newest little monkey to join the family. I am head over heels...and really glad that I don't have to change those poopy diapers...being the Auntie ROCKS!


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I Like to eat Berries

The other day I told my new Blackberry to receive emails. It did. And then it stopped, which is OK, because that was kinda annoying anyways. I do not need to be able to check my emails at all times! I do, however, know that I am going to be super irritated the next time I really want to check my email from my phone and can't.

ObviouslyMaybe the blackberry and the email are still in sync because this appeared in my inbox today...




Ummm, srsly? You are now going to tell me whenever I have a new voicemail? That is pretty annoying, because what, to get that to go away I have to actually call and check my voicemail now, don't I?

I wonder if it is going to tell me I have missed calls?

I wonder if my inbox knows when I go poop?

I wonder if it is a voicemail on yahoo messenger only, because when I clicked on it it told me download yahoo messenger 8.1. If that is the case then I will never hear that voicemail, as I am just not interested. Like I need another time suck.

UPDATE: I just called and checked my voicemail and Yahoo is still telling me I have an unheard voicemail, so I suppose I was wrong about them being that in sync...but I still wonder if my inbox knows when I poop...our loan agent did (I swear those guys need to know everything!)...