Tuesday, June 28, 2005
It has been a productive day but my allergies and asthma are paying for it .I am highly allergic to dust and my asthma is allergy induced so FUN FUN for me ..lol I got smart today FINALLY and bought me some masks ..I had to wear one at work all day ...lmao It was either look goofy wearing a Dr.'s mask all day or not be able to breathe ....needless to say I chose breathing ..lol It is amazing the looks and questions you get while wearing one ..People would ask me what was wrong and back up like they were going to catch something ..lol I came very very close to pinning a sign to myself saying " I have allergy induced asthma ..I am not contagious " Guppy said I should have told them all I was allergic to stupid questions ..lol Anyway ,we are in the home stretch of my house cleaning spree and my moms arrival .She arrives Thursday afternoon ,I am so excited :) YEAH!!!
P.S. I think PetCo sold us a male guinea pig telling us it was female ..Because it is chasing the other female around trying to mount her ..Sooooo I either have a lesbian guinea or THEY SOLD ME A MALE!!!! OMG ..I will smooth trip if this is true ...Everyone pray that I just have a freaky guinea pig and it it not male ..lol
Sunday, June 26, 2005
I am off to fold some laundry and dust the living room :)
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Well it started about two weeks ago .I started craving sushi big time .I was determined to eat some yesterday .Well we went over to his mom's to see how the painting of her new home office was going and she was hungry as well ..So John and I and her and her man all went out for a nice dinner...A dinner minus sushi ..lol Soooooo today for lunch I got to craving it again and went to the Super Target .A friend of mine told me they had great sushi and man was she right ..It was awesome .I got a dragon roll .Oh to verify something ...I eat fake sushi ..lol Not the raw fish kind .( I tried the raw kind once and it taste like chewing a fishy rubberband ) The only way I will eat it is if it has imitation crab meat in it .Anyway this one had the crab and carrots and avocado ..Oh man I am getting hungry again thinking about it .Anyway ,after getting my sushi I swung by the Starbucks that is inside the Target right as you leave ..lol A tall decaf Mocha frappachino was calling my name ...lol .I was standing at the counter ordering ,sushi in hand , and Guppy is like " I just can't eat this trendy " ..I was like "what " ..and thought about it for a second and was like .." You know it does seem kinda trendy doesn't it ..lol " ." I didn't intend for it to be ,it just kind of happened that way " . We get my frappa and head on over to Taco Cabana to get him some "not so trendy " fajita nachos ...lol I have no idea why I thought my lunch selection was blogable but hey ,what the heck right ...lol Gotta blog about something for the day .Anyway , I am off to do some housework and to watch Hitch after Gup gets back ...
Hope everyone is having a great weekend !!!
Friday, June 24, 2005
Hahahaha it is so hot here I found myself today listening to "It's cold outside " by Jessica Simpson and Nick....Just to cool off ...I love that song and it reminds me of the winter and Christmas ...Maybe if I turn the air down enough I can pretend it is snowing out ...lol Well I am sorry I have been away for a few days ..I think I am so use to working and writing out notes for people to do that it carried over to home ...I wrote two pages of "honey we must do's " for Guppy and I to do before the 4th ...stuff like wash the dog ,wash the car ,scrub out the fridge , sweep down driveway ..and on and on ...lol Have I ever told you guys how very anal I am about my house ..especially when company is coming ? I like everything perfect ..having said that I am well aware that friends and family come to see you and not your house .lol I say I know that but you can not get my brain to register that if the house is not perfect everything will be ok ..lol I mean down to the most minute detail like dusting ceiling fans or wiping down around door knobs ..lol I am a freakkkkkkkkkkk ...Can anyone say OCD? I think if I would allow myself to do so I would clean constantly ...I do not of course allow that ..lol But it constantly bugs me while I am not cleaning ...Anyway enough about that ..lol
I am going to finish listening to "Let it snow " and get to checking some things off my list ....:) oh and btw I think the songs are working ...lmao it is feeling a lil cooler in here .hahahhahaha !!! Have a great weekend All !!!!
oh wait.. P.S. The Complimenting Commenter has declared it "The Summer of Compliments"..and issued a challenge. The challenge is to give out 100 compliments to 100 others throughout the summer. It can be in the blog world or in the real world, it's up to you. If you are for it, make your pledge in the comments section on the above linked page .Please stop by their site ( I am not sure if it is a he or she ) ..lol Anyway I agreed to post it on my blog as well and to participate ...So if you would like to join us please feel free ... ok NOW have a great weekend . Oh and my first compliment will be all of you that visit me regularly are awesome ..You are beautiful people and I am blessed to have met you :)
Oh and I forgot to also tell you that Tuesday Bo Bice's single came out ...
I would have never known that if I did not work retail and closely with the rep of the vendor that distributes the music to my company ...He brought it to me before putting it out ...wooo hooo I was excited ..The first song is the boring same song that Carrie has on hers, then Vehicle featuring Bon Jovi's own Richie Sambora on guitar ...Have any of you seen the cd yet ? Or atleast the cover ? Couild they have gotten a worse pic of him ?It is not very flattering at all ...Geeeezzz anyway ...lol I still love him ....Ok ..this time it is good bye and Have a great weekend for real time ....lmao
We are preparing for her mom to come visit next Thursday, and getting the house ready for our annual 4th of July bar-b-q bash. So our evenings are filled with cleaning, yard work, gathering junk for a yard sale, etc... We also are trying to keep up with the amazing amout of TV shows our DVR has saved for us... ;)
Anyway- she didn't abandon ya'll... she'll be on when she can.
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Here are some pics to enjoy ...Let me know if you like the difference ..
Here is a pic of the wall in progress ...ignore all the stuff in the pic still and the missing trim at the time ..lol I will have to post pics of the finished product soon ...But in this you can atleast see the faux finish we did ...
the before pic of the built in ( man that green was awful )
and the built in after :
and there ya have it ..lol I hope you are all having a great day
Monday, June 20, 2005
Well It is definitely a Monday in every sense of the word..lol
Work was a NIGHTMARE..lol I work in the back office of a major retail store and we are having a quarterly inspection tomorrow ..Well as far as my daily routine and documentation I keep that very up to date ..WELLLLLLL They decide to let us know THE DAY BEFORE the inspection that the company is wanting things done differently ...Isn't that lovely??? ..So I went in this morning at 7 am, got home at 5:30 pm, and I am going back in at about 7:30 ..working for a few hours and getting back up at 3 am to be there before 5am ...I am going to be worn out ...Hopefully I know my butt from a hole in the ground tomorrow during the whole thing ..lol
Anyway wish me luck ...Since I will not be here tonight I will apologize for not doing my round of visits to you all :( ...I will try and catch up very soon ....For now I will post some pics of my beautiful niece from my wedding ....also since Fathers Day was just yesterday I decided to throw in one of my Daddy with her ....Hope you all are having a better monday ..lol
Saturday, June 18, 2005
ok this is a Picture of me and my friend Becky ,I am the one on the right ( the sexy one ..lol jk )
When I was a teen we would hang out at Circus Circus on the Las Vegas strip and they would do face paintings of clowns and such and take your pic ..well I was a HUGE kiss fan so of course while mackin on guys you do NOT want a clown face so I got them to do me as Paul Stanley and her as Gene Simmons .It actually got us a lot of attention that night ..lol
and next is a picture of my bedroom back then ..If my friend Jen is reading this she is gonna get a kick out of this ..memoriesssss..lol
I have two more pics I found of back in the day ..lol As if you guys are not peeing your pants now from laughing at the first one ...lol Here you go :
This is me and my friend Cindy at her sisters wedding reception( I am the one on the right with big hair (white dress) ...
and here is one of me just posing and being goofy ..lol
Still I ask myself WHY with the hair ..lol Oh well it was the 80's and everyone had hair like that ..lol Hope you guys have a great laugh ...LMAO I know I did ...
Friday, June 17, 2005
I was surfing around on the Bo Bice site that I have under my links, and found a link to his bands (Sugarmoney) site ..While browsing around I found a little tiny button that said e-mail Bo ..I got all giddy for a sec thinking I had just struck gold then realized it is probably some president of the band fan club answering e-mails ...God am I always this skeptical ? Anyway I thought atleast it would make for a good post for all the Bo fans ....So if anyone is willing and wants to e-mail Bo here is the link :) Oh and also if you click on this link it is the main page of that site ..It features a lil clip of Bo singing :) That is always a plus in my book ...Anywho ....Hope everyone is having a fabulous start to their weekend.I am off to get dinner done .We are having yummy fajita nachos..mmmmmmmmmmmm man I am starving ..lol
Before I go here is a pic I found on that site that I like alot ..here is Bo looking all Kid Rockish and stuff ..lol :
P.S.Even though I am skeptical ..lol If anyone actually e-mails him and gets a response I so wanna hear about it ....heheheheh
Thursday, June 16, 2005
I had the Honor of being tagged by Ivy ...
What 5 Things do you miss about your childhood?
But first the rules to this meme game:
Remove the blog at #1 from the following list and bump every one up one place; add your blog's name in the #5 spot; link to each of the other blogs for the desired cross pollination effect.
1. 2. Loose Leaf http://looseleafnotes.com
2. Lu's News http://luann919.blogspot.com
3. Marti http://marti2212.blogspot.com/
4. Ivy Tied Up http://www.ivytiedup.com
5.Presentstorms Corner http://www.presentstorms.blogspot.com/
Next: select new friends to add to the pollen count. (No one is obligated to participate).
1. Angie http://fickenchingers.blogspot.com/
2. Heather Nicole http://epnurse.blogspot.com/
3. Jaws http://jawswasalady.blogspot.com/
4Twist of Kate http://twistofkate.blogspot.com/
5.Plum Crazy Miller http://millers-adayinthelife.blogspot.com/
( I also tag Guppyman because I am very curious to hear his answers ..lol
Let the game begin:
1. I miss playing with my cousins ..I was the only girl amongst all the cousins ..lol So we played Hot Wheels ,Star Wars ,kill the man ( kind of like tackle football ) ,We would play Horse and Pig with the basketball ,We would use a tape recorder and one person would be the news reporter and the other like a surfer that was being interviewed ..lol My mom still has those tapes .They are too funny .One of them has me talking like a Valley Girl ...lol I miss climbing trees and hanging out in them for hours ...
2. I have to agree with the missing the house part .I miss coming home from school ,changing in to my swim suit and swimming until dark ...I grew up in Vegas so that was a relief from the heat . I miss hanging out with my best friend Jenn ..I swear we were inseparable for years ..I miss sleep overs and late night phone calls ..
3. I miss the anticipation of everything ..Like birthdays and holidays ..I remember looking so forward to all those things and counting them down .I remember it seemed like they were sooooooo far away from each other ..Now the years just fly ..I miss living for Saturday Morning cartoons ..I would wake up and get me a bowl of cereal and veg out on cartoons all morning ..( until mom and dad got up and going and made us go outside and play ..lol )
4. I miss getting my aunts ,uncles and cousins together and all the families going to Lake Mead to camp and fish all weekend .I miss staying the weekends in Boulder City with my sister (best friend ) Ebony and her parents ..We would take the boat out and just get lost on the lake for the whole weekend ..We would ride out to the middle of the lake and jump in and swim all day ..Then at night we would pull into a cove and camp out ..It was awesome .I miss making up dances to our favorite songs ;like Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band ...
5.I miss baking with my mother. She taught me at a very early age how to make snickerdoodles ..By the time I was 8 years old I could make them totally by myself except turning the stove on and actually putting them in and taking them out ..I still love those today ..MMMMMMMMM I am getting hungry ..I can still smell them cooking ..:)
Thank you Ivy for the tag :) It was fun going down memory lane ..I enjoyed it ...
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Thanks and love to you all ...
Oh and ..I am very blessed to have you too :) I love you :) And I am very glad that we are ..lol I love playing with the smilies ...lol
After the week I have had these smilies are a nice change ..
Hope you all have a great rest of the week
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
On a much lighter note I thought I would post two pics of little one after she fell asleep in my lap a few years ago ...lol I Had Guppy grab the hair goodies and I went to town ..I can't believe she slept through all this ..Anyway it was definately worth getting a pic of ...so here you are :
Monday, June 13, 2005
Sunday, June 12, 2005
Originally uploaded by presentstorm.
Well we went to the wedding and the pants were ok ..I was not the most under dressed there ..yeah :) It was a beautiful ceremony and I am glad we went ..They both looked great.I can only hope thay we would be that in love still after 20 years of marriage ...Also after the wedding we went and watched greased pig races ..Yes that is what you read ...Greasy pig races ..lol They soaped em up and had teams of three or four ( depending on their size ) racing to get ahold of them and pin em ..lol It was a ball to watch ..I will have to post some pics when we get them ...For now this is all I have to post from the wedding so far :)
Have a great Sunday .....
Friday, June 10, 2005
Someone please ...PLEASE tell me why women insist on peeing all over the seats in public bathrooms and not cleaning it up ...There is nothing worse then having to peee very much badly....searching a place for the bathroom ...standing in line doing the pee pee dance only to get in the damn stall and have to clean it from top to bottom before relieving yourself ..GRRRRRRRRR why why why ..Do these people do this at home ? I have yet to go into someones home and see urine and other unmentionables all over the place ...What is the friggin deal ...I am so annoyed by that ..can you tell?
Also Guppy and I are "supposed" to be in a wedding tommorrow ..His father and stepmom are renewing there vows ..They never had an actual wedding and were inspired by ours to do so ..Well we have known about this wedding since about December of last year right? ....right!!! ....Well she informs us like three weeks ago that we are actually in it ...That all the kids and their spouces and the grandkids are playing a part in it ...ok well nice to ask or even let us know this in advance there .....lmao I mean really ..Ok so I am ok with that part, even with short notice, right ..BUTTTTTTTTTT!!!!.... she goes on to tell us what we must wear now ...A blue dress is what I get told ..first of all blue is not my color ...second of all I am not a dress kinda woman ..lol so I tell her I would wear a blue dress shirt and black dress pants and my heels ..NOooo she says ...Well ya know what? ....Too bad I am wearing the pants..lol ..I refuse to go out on such short notice and purchase a dress I would never wear again ..Is that to bitchy of me ? I mean let me know IF I am wrong here ..I think it is great that they are doing this ...wonderful they are involving family ..but earlier communication would have been nice ...Also the rehearsal was tonight and do you think any of us were told when ,where ,how ? Lmao NOPE !!! This ought to be interesting to say the very least ..Lol I will have to keep ya posted ....
Thursday, June 09, 2005
before ( lil nerdy Alyson )
and the new and improved ...."hottie " as hubby would call her ....
( I liked this one )
and this one is for hubby and all the guys that thinks she is hot :)
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Your #1 Match: INFJ
You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision - no matter what it is.You are an excellent listener, with almost infinite patience.You have complex, deep feelings, and you take great care to express them.
You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.
Your #2 Match: ENFJ
You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and usually succeed.Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections.Sometimes you idealize relationships too much - and end up being let down.You find the most energy and comfort in social situations ... where you shine.
You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.
Your #3 Match: ISFJ
You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.A good listener, you excell at helping others in practical ways.In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.
You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.
Your #4 Match: ESFJ
You are sympathetic and caring, putting friends and family first.A creature of habit, you prefer routines and have trouble with change.You love being in groups - whether you're helping people or working on a project.You are good at listening, laughing, and bringing out the best in people.
You would make a great nurse, social worker, or teacher.
Your #5 Match: INTJ
You have a head for ideas - and you are good at improving systems.Logical and strategic, you prefer for everything in your life to be organized.You tend to be a bit skeptical. You're both critical of yourself and of others.Independent and stubborn, you tend to only befriend those who are a lot like you.
You would make an excellent scientist, engineer, or programmer.
Monday, June 06, 2005
You can either post it to your blog or answer in the comments section .....If you decide to post it to your blog ...please let me know so I can come check it out :)
1.Type the first word that pops into your mind ....right...now ....
"Cold" ..I am icing my ankle and it is getting very cold ...
2.One word describing you ..
3.If you were a super-hero what would your name be?
Super Dork ....
4.What is the most embarrasing cd in your collection ?
The best of Culture Club
5.If you were a zoo animal which one would you be ?
A monkey ...I love the monkeys ..They are fun and dorky ..lol
6.If you could have any job in the circus what would it be ?
Um .....the owner of the circus :)
Have fun everyone ...and have a Blessed day ;)
Sunday, June 05, 2005
3.47GB on my regular PC ...None on this laptop ...
The last Cd I bought :
Jonny Lang Wander this world
Song playing right now:
Tesla "What you give " this is one of our songs ..I love it ...
It is my favorite Tesla song ...
Five songs I listen to a lot or that mean a lot to me:
Rascall Flats 'Bless the broken road'
Tesla 'What you give'
Bo Bice singing Whippin Post
have listened to Holla back girl alot lately (the little ones loves it )
Wonderful tonight by Eric Clapton
**********AND THE SECOND MEME ***********
Blogger that you most want to meet in person?
Probably Angie from over at Ficken Chingers because she seems the most like someone I would hang out with in RL .. She has grown on me :)
2. Blogger who makes you laugh the most?
Well that is a toss up between Guppyman ,Master Yoda ,and this guy that I found on Blog Explosion that I thought I had blog rolled and now I can not find ..lol so when I find him again I will post his link ...I found it ..He challenged me in a battle and I lost :( that is like three times I lost to him dang it ...lol He is still funny ...here he is Tony's rants
3. Blogger whose template(skin) is the coolest?
Some of my favorites that I have seen so far are( in no particular order ) Bitchalicious,Pineapple,Misty at Soapbox Superstar ,True Jersey Girl,Xtessa (of course :) )But what happened to the cute lil chick in the lab coat ?I liked her,Ashley's Random Blog ,Dawn,Crazy Single Mom ...and Plum Crazy Millers
I am sure there are others but these stand out to me :)
4. Blogger you can't wait to read a new entry from?
Ok this list is going to be very long If I list them all ...I usually go first to the ones that come to me the most ...here goes ....I always go to see Xtessa,True Jersey Girl ,Janie Q ,Angie ,Guppy of course ..lol
Vegemite ,Zazza fooky ,Petroville ,Michele ,Panthergirl ...Alot of people ..lol It is hard to get to everyone every day sometimes ..I don't see how all you that have been here a very long time do it ..lol Thanks to you all that have made me feel very welcome ...If I didn't mention you it was not intentional ..My blogroll is getting huge ;)
Anyway shewwwww that is over ...I have figured out why some people do not do Meme's ..they take FOREVER..lol especially when you are adding hyperlinks for everyones pages ..lol anyway I want to Tag Angie and Janie and Jersey !!...:) TAG YOUR IT !!!!
Hope everyone is having a great day :)
Saturday, June 04, 2005
Friday, June 03, 2005
ok the first one is :" The place I grew up" :
the second one is :"The place I live now ":
the third is :"My name ":(which is Tracii ..my spelling was taken from Tracii Guns of the band L.A. Guns at about age 12 ..I have kept it since ..my family ,friends ( yes even my mother ) spell it with two "ii's" now ".. :)
on my birth certificate it is spelled Tracy ( how boring ) ..lol
the fourth one is :"My Grandmothers name ":
and my other grandma :
the fifth one is " My favorite food ":
the sixth one is :"Favorite Drink ":
the last one is :"My favorite smell " :
and there ya have it :)..If anyone is willing to do this also ..holler at me and I will jump over to you and check out your answers ...Even though it took me awhile to do ..It was pretty entertaining :) Have a Great weekend!!!!! .....
ooooooopppps !!!!UPDATE: Somehow I over looked "My favorite song "...so here goes ...( hmmm thinking of what song ..I love music,so it is hard to narrow down to just one ... .I guess I will post my all time fav ...)
Wonderful Tonight ( Eric Clapton):
I got inky this Easter weekend and created this card. I bought this stamp awhile back from Walmart online of all places. I knew I loved the ...
I got inky this Easter weekend and created this card. I bought this stamp awhile back from Walmart online of all places. I knew I loved the ...
Today's card features Smokin' Hot by Saturated canary. Skin is one of my favorite things to color with Copics, so I loved coloring u...
This is my fist Gorjuss stamp and I am in love! I think I need them all now..lol Not really, but I do have my eye on a few of them at the mo...