Saturday, December 6, 2008

Gooooo Gators!!

SEC Champs 2008! I don't want to jinx it, so I will just say National Championship bound! (Although my heart says future National Champs...)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday?

Will someone please explain to me- what is the appeal of Black Friday? In the past, it was the only time you could get great bargains on anything that you were buying for Christmas. Now, we have internet shopping deals and stores offering sale prices up until zero hour before Christmas day. I mean, I love to shop as much as the next gal, but not in crowds so excessive and frenzied that I would be driven to drink by 10 A.M. Not to mention the fact that on one of my rare days off, I would have to get up earlier than I normally would... um, no thanks!! Good for those of you that brave the mess on Black Friday- just know that you will never see my mug in the crowd on that day! Now, back to internet surfing in the comfort of my own home...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

If the stores already have Christmas stuff up, then so can I!

Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY- Animated Christmas Lights Set to Sinatra

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Vote for... the Golden Retriever!

Vote again- this time from your computer! No waiting in long lines for the booth! The golden retriever really needs your vote for your favorite dog breed...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I need more free time... in order to waste it!

I just bought Paul a Nintendo Wii for his birthday, and I don't know if I should love or hate this thing!! Like Facebook, it's eating away at my precious free time. Unlike Facebook, it's also making me sore! If you haven't seen the Wii, the remotes are different than other game systems. You have to make the actual motion instead of just pushing a button. Needless to say, after many moons of swinging my arms in order to play "Wii Tennis," my arm, shoulder, and back are constantly sore! This thing is kicking my sorry butt into shape, but at what cost? : )

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Register to Vote!

Hi all! If you haven't already registered to vote, there's still time!! Click the link below for the National Mail Voter Registration Form- a PDF file that you can download. There's also a link for state-by-state voter sites and info. I won't tell you who to vote for (rhymes with My-Sock Oh-Comma), but I will tell you to get out and vote!!

Register to Vote!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Spike, Izzy and Charlie

On CNN, I found this video about the "alarming" iguana population in Boca. At the Boca elementary school I work at, we have three iguanas that have unofficially become our new mascots! The kids have named them Spike, Izzy and Charlie. They get stuck in the fence occasionally, but other than that, we love them! Last year, Spike even ran to first base to watch our recess kickball game...

Palin/Clinton SNL Parody

The rest of the show may have been unfunny, but Tina Fey and Amy Poehler pretty much nailed this one! Until this clip, I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud at Saturday Night Live... (Sorry about the ads- this was the highest-quality video I could find.)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Facebook Addict

So, I hear about Facebook from a friend who took pity on my lack of "Internet Withit-ness." I figure, what's the harm in checking it out? Paul and I both signed up. Paul browses the site once in a blue moon, like a normal human being. I, on the other hand, have become a full-on addict. Vim, you said it right when you told me that it would suck up all of my free time! I am still a relatively productive member of society, mind you, but with a constant stream of applications and friend updates running through my brain...

Friday, September 5, 2008

Hanna, Ike, and Josephine...won't you please stay away from me?

Well, we just got around Hanna (minus some rain today, never that big of a deal). NOW, here comes Ike- it looks like he may brush south of us, but one never knows...
Then there's Josephine right behind him! Global warming a myth? I don't think so!! I don't remember this Battan Death March of Storms when we first moved here roughly 20 years ago!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Gators #1...I'm so Proud?

Well, I may not be able to flaunt an Ivy League diploma, but at least I can say, yet again, that I graduated from a #1 school! It never seems to get old to say this...Go Gators!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Our Trip to St. Louis

Um, Nick? I think the pillow's supposed to go on your neck...
(at West Palm Beach Airport)

Getting on the plane- thanks to Southwest!

Beck- ready to fly!

My brother Nick, Dad, and Mom

The Gateway Arch (a.k.a. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial)

Paul, Beck, Nick, Dad, and Mom at the base of the Arch

At the top (630 feet up!)

The Illinois side, from the top of the arch, with a view of the Mississippi River

The Missouri side (with a view of Busch Stadium)

The view at Peaceful Valley Lake (Owensville, Missouri)

Happy 14th Nick!

Jet-skiing is serious business (except for Nick)

Paul attempting to catch a fish at the lake

Paul showing off his "jet-ski skills"

Nick and Beck on the tube

Welcome to Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals!

The Cardinals Crew

Nick's Birthday message at the stadium

My cousin Angie, me, Mom, Paul and Beck during the Cards game

It was H-O-T at the game!

Six Flags over Mid-America (from the top of the ferris wheel)

On the Log Flume

Beck and Nick on the Scooby-Doo ride

On the Joker (no, I'm not kidding)

Batman the Ride- Nick and Beck, can you believe we rode this thing?!?

After the Tidal Wave (they don't call it that for nothing!)

Superman's Tower of Power- again, can you believe we rode this thing?!?!

We're up there somewhere (can you see our legs shaking and our teeth chattering?)

The sunrise (and our plane) before the flight out. We miss St. Louis already!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

No Bertha...No Problem!

Well, being in Southeast Florida certainly has its perks. You have the beach nearby, the year-round warmth, the sunshine, a good variety of food, and the Keys are just a day's drive away. There are also the well-documented downers: the humidity, the strange population, the crazy drivers, and the most fun of all- hurricanes. So I turn on the news lately, and we get this week's round of "what we're watching in the Atlantic;" namely, Big Ol' Bertha. It seems she's heading away from us, so I can stop holding my breath!
Back to home renovations and my summer E-Bay habit...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Do You Have the Whing?

Paul and I got engaged last Thursday!! 6 1/2 years of dating is about enough, don't you think? I guess I'll leave Anthony and Liz alone to their marital bliss while I take up residence with Paul and Beck in North Lauderdale!

P.S. Any former brides, can you help me out?? Why is a wedding dress (you know, the one you wear for one day and then never again) so expensive? (And why do so many of them make your butt look like it has crumpled tissue paper hanging off of it??)

First Post

Well, here goes nothing! Welcome to the new blog...