Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday Thirteen: Vacations

Thirteen Places I have Vacationed:

1 – Orlando, FL

2 – Winter Park, CO

3 – Folly Beach, SC

4 – Lake Charles, LA

5 – New York City

6 – Lincoln, NB

7 – Las Vegas

8 – Miami, FL

9 – Shreveport, LA

10 – Casper, WY

11 – New Orleans, LA

12 – Cancun, MX

13 – I combined all my Texas Cities: San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Galveston, Longview, Freeport, Lubbock, Conroe, Fredericksburg, Port Alto

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Newest Addiction: Shellac

I am amazed...

I never get manicures because the polish chips and peels the very next day, so I feel its a waste of money unless it was for a specific occasion.

I recently experienced Shellac Nails for the first time - and I am hooked!!! I had them done on Saturday, and they still look flawless today (4 days later). They are supposed to last 2 weeks!! They run around the same price as fake acrylic nails do, however these don't tear up your nails (in fact, they make them stronger). It's a special Gel Polish that require UV light to dry. It takes about 15 minutes longer to do, but when you leave the salon, they are completely dry! Say goodbye to struggling to get out your credit card from your wallet, going to the bathroom, or touching anything after you leave the salon!!! The only downside is they do not have a wide variety of colors to choose from. They have only been out about a year, so I am sure they will get more colors as it gains popularity.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Due to a recent eye scare, I have been on a new medication that makes food taste differently... although I haven't really noticed it in food - I have in drinks. My all-time FAVORITE drink is Cherry Coke Zero - I would drink it daily! After one dose of my medication, I took a sip and was disgusted... turns out, its ANY carbonated drink (including beer!!).

I saw the FUZE drinks in the deli downstairs at my work, so decided to try it... Oh my goodness - I have found a NEW favorite drink!!! I love this thing! It is SO tasty! I haven't tried any other flavors, but this one is amazing... after I'm off the medication, it's going to be a toss up between Cherry Coke Zero and FUZE..... I am thinking I should start calling these Wordfull Wednesday's instead. Turns out, I don't know how to be Wordless...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Muggle Monday's

It's been quite a while since I have done a Muggle Monday, but seeing as I just went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this past weekend, I thought I should share a picture taken from my favorite ride there - the Forbidden Journey. Absolutely AMAZING! I had the best time there - the park far surpassed my expectations - I will post more about the trip later :)

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 8, 2011

My 5 Dream Vacations

Have you ever thought about 5 vacations you would like to go on? Without thinking about how much time off work you’d need, or how much money it will cost, but just 5 dream vacations…

Usually when someone mentions a place I think ‘oh, that sounds cool’ or ‘I want to go there!’ but trying to narrow it down to 5, is actually really hard… and then putting them in order? It took me days!! So here is my list of 5 dream vacations… (and the orders of 2,3,4 are subject to change). 1 – Italy:

Truthfully, this one was the easiest one for me and the one I was most certain was not only going to be ON my list, but #1 on my list…

2 – Bora-Bora:

From all the pictures online, I don’t think I have ever seen a more relaxing, more beautiful place!! It’s so remote and gorgeous! Talk about a dream!

3- Greek Islands:

I think it would be amazing to rent a house and go sailing to the different islands there… The sights you would see would be absolutely breathtaking!

4- Cape Town:

I had always heard great things about this place but it wasn’t until I saw it on this past season of the Bachelor that I was completely sold on it! It was beautiful and adventurous! You can’t get much better than having a vacation incorporate both romance and fun!

5- Ireland:

Ever since the movie PS I Love You, I have wanted to visit this place. The sights are amazing, I think I would spend a lot of my nights in a local Pub listening to a live band, drinking beer, and soaking up all those Irish accents!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy 7th Birthday, Vito!!

Today, my sweet angel is 7 years old!!! I am so sad that he is growing up so quickly... it seems like only yesterday he was a little puppy jumping through the grass....

Vito the day I brought him home....
I knew I wanted a dog, but Vito is not what I had in mind... I wanted a white, fluffy, girl dog. I made an appointment with a breeder to see a Malti-Poo (part Maltese, part Poodle), but before I left work that day, Vito's breeder sent me a picture of him. I instantly fell in love with his face. I went to look at the Malti-Poo, my Mom was with me telling me to take her home... but my heart was taken by a sweet, black and white, long-haired, boy, Chihuahua... So that Saturday (June 12, 2004), I went with my Dad and little sister to pick him up in Lake Jackson. He was every bit as cute in person that he was online... After I paid for him, and the doggie necessities from Petsmart, I literally had $30 in my bank account... Was I financially ready for a dog? Probably not, but I wouldn't trade him for the world!!!!

It was love at first site for him too... Now my baby is all grown up, yet he still acts like a puppy!! He has also mastered the art of working his 'puppy dog' eyes... He's a little Prince :) He still likes to test his Mom though.. this past weekend he was trying to chase a person riding a bike, when he got his dew claw caught in the chicken wire... OUCH! Again, he put a little dent in my checkbook, but he is worth every cent I have ever spent on him. He is the most handsome little guy ever!

Happy Birthday Vito!!!!!

Bachelor #4... Interrupted

Obviously from these dates, I was a little disappointed and discouraged… but I still had a date setup for Bachelor #4. I wanted to continue to put myself out there, and I told Danielle I would take it seriously…

Then I got a call from my cousin Valerie. She had received an email from Chris who noticed me from a comment I had made on her facebook status. She told me to look at his pictures and see if I would be interested in meeting him. Um, YES! He was super cute and had the most gorgeous blue eyes ever. Val told me he was a fun guy and that he was originally from London and had an accent (extra bonus!). I couldn’t wait to meet him! The next week, Valerie set up a group Happy Hour. The rest is pretty much history! I was so smitten by him the first night I met him, that before I even heard from Chris the next day, I canceled the date with Bachelor #4… So I guess its a good thing he called for date #2!!! Since then, things have been going great!!

Here's a picture of us at my cousin's wedding :) Sorry Bachelor #4 – no date for you either… I'm off the market :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bachelor #3

Bachelor #3:

This entry won’t be that interesting because he was completely normal and his pictures even looked like him! He might have been a tad misleading on his height, but oh well… I ended up going on 3 dates with Bachelor #3 and even met some of his friends and really liked them, however I just didn’t feel that ‘spark’. I am really big on chemistry! Its either there or its not, and after 3 dates, if its not there, its not coming… so I ended it…

But I would still like to entertain you guys, so I will show you a guy I was ‘matched’ with (well his profile) I'm not kidding - this guy looked almost identical to Creepy Thin Man on Charlies Angels!! That was an easy one to weed out!

Stop by tomorrow for another story!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bachelor #2

Bachelor #2: He was extremely good looking in his pictures, had a great job, grew up in Katy, etc – everything sounded great! We began talking on the phone and texting a lot. I quickly learned that he was a fitness fanatic (going to the gym twice a day was normal for him), a health nut (who goes to Fuddruckers, orders a salad, and brags about it??), and didn’t like to drink. He would go out and maybe have a drink or two, but he never got buzzed, never drunk, was always the DD, and said he didn’t like the calories from the alcohol… ok buddy… that’s so not going to work for me.

I can deal with the working out and health nut, I can tease you about those things… but the no drinking? No thank you! I enjoy having a glass of wine after work, and I don’t want to drink alone all the time, I don’t want to go out and constantly think about how many drinks am I consuming because I know he is completely sober, I want to get buzzed together… I don’t know if that makes me sound like an alcoholic, but I enjoy movie and wine night… and I would like to enjoy that WITH someone. It just doesn’t fit in my life style… This guy was a stick in the mud!

Sorry Bachelor #2 – You don’t even get a first date!

Stop by tomorrow for Bachelor #3!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bachelor #1

I had been single for quite some time so my friend Danielle said she was going to register me on an online dating site… She did everything, paid for it, created my profile, etc. I told her I would take it seriously and go out on these dates and meet the guys… well, if anything, I have some pretty funny blog entries for you! I am not going to post pictures, use names, or say which site I was registered on. But I am going to share with you some of my experiences…

Bachelor #1:

I had spoken to him on the phone for over 2 hours before we met and seemed to have an interest in each other… so I agreed to meet for my very first Internet dating experience…

He was nervous that he was running late so he literally RAN to the restaurant. I was already there seeing as I am always punctual… so my first impression of Bachelor #1 is completely awful. He is DRIPPING sweat – I mean it is seeping through his shirt, he is constantly wiping his forehead, it’s coming out of his sideburns… it was disgusting. He was like that for about 5 minutes before he excused himself to the bathroom to ‘dry off.’ I was trying to stay positive and continue on the date. He stayed dry the rest of the date (thank goodness).

I could probably write an entire book on this guy and he could maybe manage a paragraph on me… a conversation went something like “Vito is my dog, he’s a long-haired Chihuahua” “Oh Chihuahua’s blah blah” and it was like that pretty much the whole date… I guess he felt comfortable with me because he proceeded to tell me about when he was in college, he bought a fancy printer and made fake ID’s and sold them. He got in trouble with the Government about it, and told me all about how he managed to legally get out of it…. Maybe a little much for a first date?

Sorry Bachelor #1 – you don’t get a second date…

Stop by tomorrow for Bachelor #2!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day 30 of 30

Day 30:

A Photograph of Yourself Today + Three Good Things That Have Happened In The Past 30 Days


Top of the Morning to Ya!!

I start work at 6:30a.m. so this picture was taken WAY too early!! (and if you look to the right, you will see a beautiful arrangement of flowers that were delivered to me earlier this week! aww!!! )

Three Good Things:

1 - My cousin Angela married Chris - The wedding was a blast, I was so happy to be a bridesmaid and stand up for her. My family has thought of Chris as part of our family for so long, its nice to have it official! They are on their honeymoon right now, and I'm sure loving every second of it! Congrats you two!!!2 - In exactly one week from TODAY, I am going with my boyfriend Chris (yes, I said boyfriend - maybe that should have been my #2??) to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!! I can hardly contain my excitement!!! Everyone knows this is one of my DREAMS, and I cannot believe we get to go!!!

3 - If you aren't into Harry Potter and think I'm just a crazy fan, maybe you will like my #3... Chris is from London (yes, he has the super cute accent and all), and he is taking me with him at the end of this month to meet his family!!! We are thinking of possibly sneaking off for a day and take a train to Paris as well :)

So there you have it! I completed the 30 Day Blog Challenge!!! I really enjoyed it, so although I won't be blogging every single day anymore, I am hoping to at least get back into the swing of things :)