Monday, May 18, 2009

photo blogging days

I played along with Shanny's photo blogging days this time. It was a sort of weird time because there's things going on that are usually not this way.

- Rodrigo (my husband) just got back from a 12 day business trip on Thursday evening
- Friday was his birthday
- my parents came into town in Saturday for Alec's (my son's) kindergarten graduation

Anyway, here goes . . . .

May 15, 2009
8:30 a.m. My friend Jen dropped by to give me this gift. She said it was for being a good friend, but really, she's the awesome friend!

10:30 a.m. Laundry piles. Once everything is dry and folded, I put everything away.

12:30 p.m. Alec is now dropped off at kindergarten and I stop by the grocery store. I'm buying tomatillos for tonight's dinner: green enchiladas.

2:30 p.m. Alec's friends were over today and they all made a huge mess of his room. This is the "during" of me cleaning it. I would've rather shown you the "after" but this was picture time.

4:30 p.m. The laundry is done, the house is clean. Well, I think it's clean and then I notice my furry baby's toys thrown all over the living room.

6:00 p.m. Prep for dinner: boiling chicken, boiling green chiles, onion and tomatillo, and making Spanish rice.

8:30 p.m. Having birthday cake. Happy birthday, Rodrigo!

May 16, 2009

10:00 a.m. I slept in. I'm barely stepping out of the shower.

12:00 p.m. Saturday = no school = my daughter playing on Club Penguin.

2:00 p.m. My parents get here from Texas. They brought huge burritos for us.

4:00 p.m. Catching up with my mom and looking over the things my aunt sent me. A blouse, earrings, a pendant, perfume and a pair of shoes. What can I say, my aunt loves me!

6:00 p.m. Messing around with pictures of my hair. People are telling me they like my red streak, but it's actually pink.

8:00 Rodrigo's birthday dinner at Montana Avenue. Our wine list.

So there you have it. Two days in pictures. I can't wait to play again!

feeling: HOT
listening to: Muse (Starlight)

Monday, May 11, 2009

my gullible son

If infomercials and those exaggerated commercials are going for a demographic of 5 year old kids, they got one here. Alec LOVES those commercials and thinks they're all absolutely true. The best part is that he repeats them to me.

- Alec: growing tomatoes is hard, back-breaking work. We should get the revolutionary topsy turvy for Dada. That way we can enjoy delicious tomatoes all season long.

- Alec: For my birthday I want the amazing bendable building sticks . . . Bendaroos!

He also wants something to stop snoring for Grandpa (my dad). For me, he wants an ab roller thingy, some thing to place hangers on and make more room in the closet and the chop thing that the sham wow guy promotes. I just can't remember what exactly he told me about these things.
I suppose I should be happy that he's really good at memorizing things. He's also a walking promo for shows he likes.

- Alec: (a couple of weeks ago. I caught him on video) I'm excited because this Saturday is the long awaited premiere of the new Disney Channel original series, Jonas.

It's hilarious to hear him say these things, yet I have to stand there with a straight face and not laugh at him. Aww, my baby.

feeling: sleepy
listening to: nothing once again. sleeping kids.

Friday, May 08, 2009


I just noticed that I never told you all about my recent visit to Walgreen's. Here is exactly what I posted on yelp . . . .

There's really no point in reviewing a Walgreen's other than the fact that I HAVE to tell you this story . . . .
So, I'm paying at Walgreen's and there's a sign at the register stating something like "if we don't offer you the special, you get a free water bottle". Something like that. Here I have to say that I know that it is completely trivial of me, but I love seeing signs like that. I don't care about the $1 water that I could win, I just like seeing if the employees actually do it, and well, I like to win something . . . anything. Anyway, the person before me was offered Orbitz gum or something else that were each 2 for $1 and told that that was the special. He said no. My turn. The cashier says hi, I say hi and she proceeds to scan my purchases. No offer of gum or anything else. I'm about to leave but I stop and ask if that sign was still valid.

her: uh, no
me: no?
her: well, yes but no
me: yes? no?
her: yeah, I guess
so: so, I get the free water?
her: I suppose you do. It's just sometimes it doesn't count
me: I'm sorry?
her: I didn't think you spoke English
me: Excuse me?!?!?
her: I didn't think you'd understand, so I didn't offer
me: so that sign is conditional? it only applies to certain people?
her: let me get your water
me: no thank you. I don't need your free water

I left there confused. Why would she assume I didn't speak English? I hadn't talked to anyone and even if I had, it would have been in English. Even if I didn't speak English, no free water unless I did? WTF? I should've just kept my mouth shut about that water because now I'm going to feel weird going there and I go there a lot. I'll only go now wearing a "Yo hablo Eenglich" shirt or something.

Mmm, hmm. I've been there since too but avoid her like the plague, or uh, swine flu.

feeling: dreading the heat this afternoon
listening to: Incubus (Black Heart Inertia)

Thursday, May 07, 2009

TV Talk

Let's talk about what I'm watching, yes?

- The Amazing Race: Good. I'm really going for the brother & sister team. I'd have been disappointed if they weren't in the final.

- The Celebrity Apprentice: I was pretty mad. It's obvious that the two finalists were picked for ratings. That way every one will watch to see if there' a fight. I wasn't a Jesse James fan before. Well, I didn't know much about him. I think he's smart and should have been in the top two. I don't care who wins now.

- House: I haven't seen this last one so don't tell me what happened.

- Dancing With The Stars: Yes I watch this. Yes, I'm totally uncool. I pretty much watch this season for the French guy. If he doesn't win, I'll eat my foot or something.

- American Idol: I LOVE Adam. Rodrigo hates him. Rodrigo's all-time favorite band is Led Zeppelin so now he hates him even more. As much as I love Adam, I'm OK with any of the guys left over being the winner. I like them all.

- The Biggest Loser: This is the first season I've watched this and I don't think I'll watch any more (OK, I absolutely know I will). I end up crying almost each episode. How I wish I could have Bob & Jillian for just a couple of weeks.

- The Office: I'm barely going to watch tonight episode. I'm glad Michael's back in the office.

-30 Rock: Again, I haven't watched tonight. This show makes me laugh out loud more than any other one. I LOVE it!

- Parks & Recreation: I really like that intern. Her character is hilarious. I'm actually on a committee at the moment, so when I talk about the progress I say we're on our way to turning that pit into a park.

- The Fashion Show: I just watched the first episode. It's basically Project Runway without Tim, Heidi, Michael & Nina. Eh. I miss them. I'll probably watch the rest of the episodes, I just really miss the others.

So that's what I watch. What do you watch? If you watch anything I mentioned, what do you think?

feeling: I love my DVR
listening to: nothing . . . .shh . . . .the kids are asleep

Monday, May 04, 2009

do i look?

I have a two story house. My loft is on the second floor. This is where we have our desk, computer, bookcase and a loveseat. This is where I am now. I'm in here often. To the left of me is a window. In the morning, I open the blinds and the window. If I look out, I can see into my neighbors' yards. It's not that I stand there and look out . . . but. I have a neighbor lady that hangs out in her backyard to smoke and talk on the phone. She pretty much does that every day. The times that I'm at the computer and she's on the phone usually coincide. I think nothing of it. Now she's doing this topless. That's right, topless. I was opening the blinds and you know when you kind of get a glimpse of something then realize what you saw and do a double-take. That was me. I feel like an idiot because I think she saw me. She had to have seen the blinds open at the very least. Now, I'm not a smoker, but is that something that should be done topless? She's not a young lady, either, so I wonder why she cares so much about having a nice tan. Or why she's outside topless in the first place. Now, I know I should just shrug this off, but I kept thinking about it and it started bothering me. Part of what was bothering me was the fact that it was bothering me. My mind starts going off.
-What if she needs some sort of phototherapy and has to be out there?
-But what if Alec was up here, why should my child be exposed to her naked chest?
-She's in the privacy of her own home and probably expects privacy.
-Wait, she's not inside.
-She's still on her property, though.
-But she knows she can be seen from my house as well as another two-story neighbor.
-WTF? That other house has a boy Brianna's age. Inappropriate.
-Maybe she wants attention. She knows men live in these houses too.

I don't know. I feel like I'm being mega unsophisticated. Then again, we live in the middle of the freaking desert not on some European beach. -sigh- But, really, there's nothing to do. If she wants to be out there like that, she will be. It's up to the rest of the us to not look and/or shield or children if we want to. All I can do is completely forget what I was going to blog about and write about her instead. -insert evil grin and a cackle here-

feeling: missing Rodrigo (he's in the northeast again for business)
listening to: Muse (Starlight)