Monday, May 24, 2010

east coast bliggidy - surprise attack

Last night Todd and I dropped in unannounced at my friend Angie's house. I wanted to surprise her. She was gracious enough to let us into her beautiful home to chat with her sweet family for a while. It was so cool seeing her boys in person (I see pics and stuff on Facebook)and meet Alan.

The funniest thing was that when we pulled into the driveway, Allie had to reeeeally pee (hello high blood sugar) and she started running back and forth in the yard like a confused, rabid fox. That's what Angie opened the door to. She asked what Allie was doing. I said she had to pee. Angie led her to the bathroom. That little scene just cracks me up to think of it.

Friday, May 21, 2010

19.8% WHAT!

Yes, i made it into the 19%'s of body fat and I ROCK.  Ha!

Saturday we leave for the amazing and beautiful Commonwealth of Virginia and I cannot wait to see GREENness everywhere...lush, rich colors, rolling hills, soft wildflowers (things in the desert tend to be hard or prickly and not given to being rolled around in or run carefree through), beds of cushiony moss and pastel-tinted lichen on rough brown tree bark.  I'm going home.  I'm going home!

Bryce will meet his Granny (my mom) for the first time.  She's so excited she can hardly contain herself.  He's so excited, he can't stop talking about all the things we'll do and see at Granny's house.  Rides on the mower, feeding the deer in the backyard, catching fireflies, studying beetles and spiders, eating treats, celebrating Bryce's birthday (again) and Easter (my mom loves to do that; I'm surprised we're not doing Christmas, too).

Parties, photo sessions, Girls' Nights Out (Angie, have you confirmed yet?!), a trip to the beach, hiking in the Blue Ridge...ahhh, Virginia.  See you soon!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

102 / 20.2 % Virginia Bound!

My goal was to reach 19% body fat by the time I left for VA.  I have 2 days to get from 20.2 to 19 (point ANYTHING).  Can I do it?  Oh, yes I can.  Oh, yes I will.  Watch and see.

...with a little help from my friends

I will be air travelling with a 4-year-old on Saturday.  I'm scared.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Things People Say

Okay, one funny one, and one just plain good one.  Ready?

Bryce (my 4-year-old):  Mommy, if you got bit by a zombie, would you turn into a zombie?
Me:  Yes, I would.
Bryce:  Mommy, if you turned into a zombie, would you eat Brycey?
Me:  (giggling, then serious) Of course not, sweetie. I would never eat you.

And from Letters to Juliet (which I'm totally misquoting, but the gist is there):
"What and if...two non-threatening words that when put together can haunt you for the rest of your life."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Too Funny Not to Share

A friend forwarded this email to me and some of these made me LOL.  I've enlargeated my faves.  Enjoy!

1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.

2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.

3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.

6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.

7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are runover by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.

12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. Pokemon (n), a Rastafarian proctologist.

14. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

15. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The belief that,when you die, your Soul flies up on the roof and gets stuck there.

16. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

The Washington Post's Style Invitational also asked readers to take anywordfrom the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are this year's winners:

1. Bozone (n): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

2. Foreploy (v): Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

3. Cashtration (n): The act of buying a house, which renders thesubjectfinancially impotent for an indefinite period.

4. Giraffiti (n): Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

5. Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

6. Inoculatte (v): To take coffee intravenously when you are runninglate.

7. Hipatitis (n): Terminal coolness.

8. Osteopornosis (n): A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit).

9. Karmageddon (n): its like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

10. Decafalon (n): The gruelling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

11. Glibido (v): All talk and no action.

12. Dopeler effect (n): The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

13. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

14. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

15. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.

And the pick of the literature:

16. Ignoranus (n): A person who's both stupid and an asshole!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

101.5 / 21.7% and Walking With a Ghost / 11 Days 'til VA!

I've been floating around on Cloud 9 the last couple days, so i thought it would be nice to memorialize it here on my blog.  Not that i'm putting details, really; just more of a statement.  But good things have been happening lately.  Very good things.  Crazy things, too, but hey, it's ME we're talking about, so it's a given that crazy will be ever-present.  The cool thing is that i have wonderful friends (and an amazing husband) who can handle my crazy for the good things that come before, during, and/or after. 

I feel like a kid riding her bike very fast down a hill, no hands, the wind blowing my hair out behind me, my face tilted to the sun, the biggest smile on my face!

I love my friends so much!

And on another note....  For some reason, it's been "commercial photography" week.  I've shot more commercial this week than personal.  I was reluctant at first, not really wanting to get back into commercial (it was the bulk of what i did back in the film days when i first started my biz 10 years ago and is so not creative), but ya know what?  I really enjoyed it.  And the 9 bankers i shot all love their head shots and that is a happy thing! 

In 11 days, i'll be in VA for 5 weeks.  Parties are planned, costumes are in the works (some vinyl involved, and that's all ima say!), photo sessions are lined up, and i can't wait to cry and hug old friends!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Rev. Al Sharpton and the March Against Arizona's SB1070

Dear Rev. Sharpton,

Really?  You're going to bring a ginormous group of protesters here to AZ "this summer" to march against our SB1070?  I think that's a great idea!  It's hotter than hellfire in summer, so you're picking the very best time to sock it to us.  Especially since I think you should go to hell.  Enjoy!


sandi miller
resident of Arizona who sees first hand, daily, the destruction of our economy and society caused by ILLEGAL immigration

P.S.  READ the bill, idiot!

P.P.S.  You too, Shakira!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

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