Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Recently my taste buds have changed… There are now all these new foods I like… so that’s what my Thursday Thirteen is about this week…

New thinkgs my taste buds now like…

1- Potato Salad
2- Chicken Salad
3- Coleslaw
4- Tomatoes
5- Lettuce on sandwiches and hamburgers
6- Get ready for this shocker – left overs!
7- JalapeƱos (not too many though!)
8- Dark Chocolate
9- Yams
10- Vodka (used to hate it)
11- Ramin Noodles
12- Grits
13- Cheese on Salads

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesdays

Dedicated to my little sister Ashley, winner of the 'Most Improved' award!
(Katy vs Klien Game)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

My Car is Farting!

Of course after I make fun of my sister, karma comes to bite me in the A!

Yesterday I pull out of my parking spot from work and hear this noise coming from the back of my car… what in the world is that?? I decide to pull over on the bottom floor of the parking garage to see if I am dragging anything (because it was so loud, people are staring at me as I pass!). I get out – look – nothing – proceed to drive. I call my brother-in-law, Tim, I tell him there is no way to describe the noise except that it sounds like my car is farting! Having no idea what I am talking about, he tells me to call Justin, who tells me to go to an AutoZone…

I ask my friend, Brandon, to come with me because I hate going to a car place or hardware store by myself (all the groddie stares!). Of course he laughs at me when I say my car is farting… but he came anyway. The minute we walk up to my car he says “Rachel, your tire is completely flat.” What?!?! How did I not notice my car was driving different(or see it when I got out)?? I have no idea… (and believe me it was as flat as flat can be! TWO nails stuck in it!)
On our way to Discount Tire, a lady decides to roll down her window and yell at us that the tire is flat – gee thanks lady – we didn’t know that – we are only driving 5 MPH with the flashers on! Where were you an hour ago?? So I got 2 new tires for the back – amazingly I did not ruin my rim, even after driving on the freeway at 70 MPH on it!! And yes, the farting stopped :) and hey, at least this time my tire was flat for a legit reason, and not because I hit yet another pot hole! haha

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Rabbit goes 'Ribbit!'

So there is always this on-going contest between me and my older sister Stephanie… she seems to think I am the more ‘ditzy’ one, and I her… so I thought I would share a funny story of something that happened about 1-2 months ago… I laugh every time I think about this story…

(Setting: Karys’ nursery)

Tim: (picking up a stuffed Rabbit) Karys, What sound does a Rabbit make?

Stephanie: (with great enthusiasm) RIBBIT!!!


Stephanie: What?

Lets all pray that Karys gets her Daddy's Brains :) hahahaha I love you Steph!!


I don’t know if any of my fellow bloggers are experiencing this as well, but I am having people leave 'comments' that say "Click Here" or "Go Here" with a link set up on it… DO NOT CLICK IT! It is a virus. I don't know if anyone else has had this happen to them – I delete these comments as soon as I see them (I have deleted about 3-4 in the last week) so that my readers don’t fall subject to stupid cyber pranksters. Just wanted to give you a heads up and a warning about these ‘comments’ Thanks!!! Happy Blogging!

Muggle Monday's

Some muggles may say I have a bit of an Obsession with Harry Potter… Thanks to I know I'm not alone... in an article MTV posted – it is said that the Harry Potter Series can be addictive!!! (read below)

Survey finds that 10 percent of participants showed signs of addiction, withdrawal after finishing 'Deathly Hallows. In a just-finished study that's being submitted to the Journal of General Psychology, psych professor Dr. Jeffrey Rudski and two of his undergrad students at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, report that they found characteristics of addiction in at least 10 percent of the 4,000 Potter fans they polled online.
Harry Potter Theme Park! (the official picture of an owls view)Harry Potter Theme Park is underway!! J.K. Rowling granted the rights – so the construction begins! How exciting is this?!?! From what I can tell, they are creating the grounds to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – Including the full castle and Hagrid’s Hut and the nearby wizarding town Hogsmead!! They are building a rollercoaster called the Flying Hippogriff, but I personally think it would be cool if you took a Hogwarts Express to reach it, or at least have a rollercoaster named Hogwarts Express!! Maybe a Flying Car Rollercoaster?!?! I think I should be on the design team! (click here for link)
A Snowy Day in Hogsmead (I see a Hogwarts Express!!!! - bottom rt corner)
The Howler! (Chamber of Secrets) Luna is my all time favorite character in Harry Potter. I found this interview with her - I couldnt help but laugh because she really is so much like Luna in the real life! kinda out there... its hilarious! She is truly Loony... I dont think there could have been a better person to play her part. Her interview is great... :) ENJOY!! note - she is wearing her radish earings in the pic :)

As MuggleNet reported: David Barron has revealed to the Herald Sun that a new scene has been added in the upcoming Half-Blood Prince film in order to remind moviegoers that nowhere is safe. Having JK Rowling's approval of the scene, Barron is confident that people will like it: This was brought in because Rowling was able to keep dropping little hints of what was happening in the outside world, so the sceen is showing that the Muggle world is also experiencing these disasters, but thinks they are disasters, rather than the work of Voldemort. The extra scene comes in the middle of the film and it just reminds us the world is no longer a safe place, even at the Burrow, nobody's safe. Thanks MuggleNet!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Allergies Smallergies…

I just developed allergies about 2 years ago and OMG they knock me out!! I have been taking my allergy medicine twice a day like a good girl, but I am not seeing all that great of results… still blowing my nose constantly, I sound like I’m holding my nose when I talk, I have ‘the attack of the coughs’ at night and sporadically throughout the day… I don’t have a fever or anything, but they just make me feel awful!
I feel sorry for the people that have to sit next to me at the office… there is no real privacy in cubicles, so when I blow my nose – they hear it! gross! I feel so disgusting right now! I liked the good ol’ days when I never got allergies… I just want to go home, change in my PJ’s and crawl into bed with Vito – that sounds like heaven right now :) thank goodness its Friday!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

A lot of people have been asking to see pictures of my new house... well the ones that havent made the trip - which is really only excludes Valerie, Stephanie, and Karys - Thanks guys!! :) So here are some pictures of the house... but really, it is so much nicer in person (hints come over soon!!)
1 - Living Room (what you see when you first walk in), and yes, I was watching the Godfather!

2 - Living Room View 2 (the new pretty rug Ariana bought)

3 - Dining Room - I dont own anything in this room actually...

4 - The other side of the Dining Room (from standing in the kitchen)
5 - Kitchen - and having a dishwasher is SO much better
6 - Kitchen Stove - where you will never find Ariana! haha
7 - My Bathroom
8 - My VERY girly Shower Curtain (I love it!!)
9 - Bathroom Wall Art
10 - My Bedroom (before Ariana and I hung the wall clock)11 - The Wall Clock - I think this is my all time favorite thing I own!
12 - Other side of Bedroom (my wardrobe)
13 - Another view of my bedroom - my little dresser and my mirror (that I hung all by myself!!!!)

I think anyone that saw my old apartment knows this is quite a step up... haha actually you cant compare the two - and guess what? this house comes free of termites!!! now that you saw pictures, I hope you come by soon!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wordless Wednesdays

Click on any of these pictures to find out why I am FREAKING out!!! AHH!!!!!! YAY!! How CUTE!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New Playroom for Children's Hospital

THIS IS REAL - This has been checked out thru Snopes.

This is a contest for the construction of a new playroom for children who are going to be or who are currently stuck in the hospital due to some illness they might have. Whichever city (hospital) gets the most votes, gets an additional playroom built into their hospital courtesy of Colgate. Vote Houston and pass it along. This is a 15 second process... Please vote for Houston (Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital) to get a new hospital playroom from Colgate. It was an easy process and would benefit so many of our children that spend there time at the hospital. Thank you so much for your help with this. Feel free to pass it along!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Muggle Monday's

Hello my fellow Muggles. I am starting a new Dedicated Day in my Blog… as you can tell, its going to be called “Muggle Monday’s.” I am so super excited about this – and to all you muggles who have no idea what I am talking about (you crazy muggles that have yet to watch the movies OR read the books, as defined by Wikipedia:

Muggle: refers to a person who lacks any sort of magical ability and was not born into the magical world.

So that basically means that I, along with my readers, are muggles - as much as I wish I was a witch…

Muggle Mondays are going to change all the time. Sometimes I will have movie/trailer clips on the new coming movie, or something recent news on the new movie. Other times I will have funny or inspirational quotes from the books/movies. Sometimes I will have pictures from the movies, or spark some kind of discussion about a scene or clip. Either way, I feel that Muggle Mondays are exactly what my blog needs, since I have dedicated so much of my blog to HP (Harry Potter – keep up!), now I will have a specific day to cram it all in.

I hope all you Muggles are excited about Muggle Monday’s!!!

So what am I looking forward to the most right now??? Well Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie!!! It’s the 6th movie installment, scheduled for release in November 2008!! This was one of my favorite books because you learn SO much in this book – I can’t WAIT for the movie…

However, I must admit that I am quite disappointed in the decision to completely cut out Fleur Delacour’s story line in HBP (Half-Blood Prince). I was quite disappointed in her as well with THIS INTERVIEW with MTV, she let fans know that she has not even read the books! There are so many die-hard muggle fans that would LOVE to have an opportunity to be in a HP movie… and she doesn’t even bother to READ what happens to her character?? I was floored… and they could have put a better picture of her, but that’s what she gets!

I hope you all enjoyed my first Muggle Monday!

Friday, February 15, 2008


Whenever I where shirts that tie in the back, I always leave them untied while I drive because the knot is really annoying and hurts while your back is against the chair (girls can all vouch for this!). So this morning, I get into my work parking garage, get all my stuff together, get out of my car to tie my shirt, and I look down and see the tie part of my shirt covered in mud! Apparently I part of it had been sticking out of the bottom of my door the entire drive into work! and as if that isn’t embarrassing enough, it is covered in mud because the weather here is so gross! Thank goodness my shirt is black, so I don’t have to worry about it staining! But I just grabbed a tissue and dried it off as best I could before I walked in… Thank goodness its Friday!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!!!

AWW!!! Look at the beautiful roses Brian sent me!! What a sweetie!!!!

And Richard seemed to like them too! :)

Disclaimer: Richard is actually opening them up for me... but it was a funny pic!

Thursday Thirteen

Because Valentines Day is about things you love, I dedicated another Thursday Thirteen to the series that I love... Harry Potter :) hehe - HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! ENJOY!

1. "What's that?" said Ron, pointing at a large dish of some sort of shellfish stew that stood beside a large steak-and-kidney pudding. "Bouillabaisse," said Hermione. "Bless you," said Ron.
2. "I hope you're pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed - or worse, expelled. Now if you don't mind, I'm going to bed." [Hermione] Ron replied, "She really needs to sort out her priorities."
3. "So light a fire!" Harry choked."Yes...of course...but there's no wood!" Hermione cried, wringing her hands."HAVE YOU GONE MAD!" Ron bellowed. "ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT!
4. "So you mean the Stone's only safe as long as Quirrell stands up to Snape?" said Hermione in alarm."It'll be gone by next Tuesday," said Ron.
5. "It bit me!" he said, showing them his hand, which was wrapped in a bloody handkerchief. "I'm not going to be able to hold a quill for a week. I tell you, that dragon's the most horrible animal I've ever met, but the way Hagrid goes on about it, you'd think it was a fluffy little bunny rabbit. When it bit me he told me off for frightening it. And when I left, he was singing it a lullaby."

6. Hermione, however, clapped a hand to her forehead. "Harry -- I think I've just understood something! I've got to go to the library!" And she sprinted away, up the stairs."What does she understand?" said Harry distractedly, still looking around, trying to tell where the voice had come from."Loads more than I do." said Ron, shaking his head."But why's she got to go to the library?" "Because that's what Hermione does," said Ron, shrugging. "When in doubt, go to the library."

7. Ron was staring at Pettigrew with the utmost revulsion."I let you sleep in my bed!" he said.
8. Trelawney: "Would anyone like me to help interpret the shadowy realms within their orb?"Ron: "I don't need help, it's obvious what this means: there's going to be loads of fog tonight."

9. "I've got two Neptunes here," said Harry after a while, frowning down at his piece of parchment, "that can't be right, can it?""Aaaaah," said Ron, imitating Professor Trelawney's mystical whisper, "when two Neptunes appear in the sky, it is a sure sign that a midget in glasses is being born, Harry..."
10. "Hermione, Neville's right - you are a girl...""Oh well spotted," she said acidly."Well - you can come with one of us!""No, I can't," snapped Hermione."Oh come on," he said impatiently, "we need partners, we're going to look really stupid if we haven't got any, everyone else has...""I can't come with you," said Hermione, now blushing, "because I'm already going with someone.""No, you're not!" said Ron. "You just said that to get rid of Neville!""Oh, did I?" said Hermione, and her eyes flashed dangerously. "Just because it's taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn't mean no one else has spotted I'm a girl!"
11. "Anyone can speak Troll," said Fred dismissively. "All you have to do is point and grunt."
12. "What's up with you, Hermione?"She was gazing out the window, but not as though she really saw it. Her eyes were unfocused and there was a frown on her face."Just thinking..." she said, still frowning."About Siri-""Snuffles?" said Harry."No...not exactly..." said Hermione slowly. "More...wondering...I suppose we're doing the right thing...I think....aren't we?"Harry and Ron looked at each other."Well, that clears that up," said Ron. "It would have been really annoying if you hadn't explained yourself properly."
13. Mrs. Weasley let out a shriek just like Hermione's."I don't believe it! Oh, Ron, how wonderful! A prefect! That's everyone in the family!""What are Fred and I, next-door neighbours?" said George indignantly, as his mother pushed him aside and flung her arms around her youngest son.