Thursday, June 29, 2006

True Definition of Corn Rows


Today I ate my corn on the cobb like a normal person instead of neatly and row-by-row so there would be no kernels left when I'm done (and so I wouldn't get them stuck in my teeth).

Heck, you gotta live dangerously every now and then!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Top Heavy?

The middle of my upper back is KILLING me despite attempts to crack and stretch it. So I learned my muscles have been working crazy over-time to keep my posture straight instead of submitting to my usual slouch because I'm suddenly a little top heavy now. I'll explain why later.

In class, I was readjusting in my seat like a little impatient girl and at work, if one were to walk by my office door and look in, they'd think I was trying to invent new Yoga moves. All just to be comfortable because I sit so much throughout the day.

However, there must be an upside to me being top-heavy. Walking down the hall, I realized my lazy slide had transformed to a much more balanced and graceful stroll. Could it be because I'm a little top heavy and, as a result, no longer drag my feet behind my once heavier @ss?

The pros and cons, I could care less about but PRETTY PUHLEEZZZ somebody crack my back!!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

iMac FOR SALE

$95
Pre-Owned CRT iMac G3/333MHz,
(Lime Green as pictured),
OS 9.1 Installed,
6 GB Internal Hard Drive,
160MB RAM,
Internal CD-ROM, 56K Modem, Ethernet,
Includes Original Keyboard & Mouse.


Installed Software:

Adobe Suite

  • Illustrator 9.0
  • Photoshop 6.0
  • Acrobat 4.0
  • Premier 5.1

  • Macromedia Studio Suite
  • DreamWeaver 4.0
  • Flash 4.0

  • Microsoft Office 98...and much more!

    Very clean machine and doesn't have a bunch of junk programs installed.

    (Click here for a complete list of installed applications (PDF File)

    Friday, June 23, 2006

    JERKY!!!

    Jerky and hot foods are one of my favorite things to eat--especially when combined together. I am so excited to reveal some Damn Good Beef Jerky (http://www.damngoodjerky.com) with you!! Johnny and I were watching the Food Network and featured this company in Ohio that makes some damn good jerky.

    We don't know how damn good they really are so we ordered some Death By Jerky and Garlic flavors and they had better damn pass my taste test!!

    Wonder if they're as good as Enjoys Beef Jerky (http://www.enjoybeefjerky.com), the best I have found up to this day.


    Some other hot and bothered sites that I stumbled upon today:

    http://www.mohotta.com




    http://www.junkfoodblog.com

    Thursday, June 22, 2006

    A Smile Can Go a Long Ways

    Man, what's up with yesterday?! I was feeling really down and blue too even though I didn't have ONE good reason. Everything in my life is a blessing and as I counted them, I couldn't justify being so down and depressed. NOTHING was wrong but yet I felt like crying :(

    But I can totally relate to how you feel about how someone can make a difference and making a difference for someone. All it took was a hug from my hubby and see the smile on his face when he saw me to lift my spirits up.

    I often walk around with a smile on my face and share my smile with other people. Most of the time they smile back and I'll bet they smile at other people too--much like paying it forward. I never gave much thought to whether I made a difference for them or not. Sometimes I get weird looks like 'what're you smiling about? (weirdo)' but I never let that stop me from smiling. Other times I get asked about why I am smiling and I simply respond, "I have good thoughts in my head!" and that's all I need to say.

    Sunday, June 11, 2006

    Our New Lightning Boat and 2005 Moomba for Sale!

    I should've known when Johnny said, "Let's go look at these boats (at a boak maker in the San Fernando Valley of California called Lightning Boats)" that he meant, "Let's go buy a new boat".

    Since coming back from Havasu, he has been so hot on buying a bigger, faster boat but I don't blame him. Mainly because he was tired of getting beat around on the choppy waters--and so was I.

    So Sunday morning, we headed to the San Fernando Valley to visit Lightning Custom Boats, a branch of Ultra Boats but they're way cheaper in price.

    Before I knew it, we had ordered a new 23-footer boat...and am left wonderning how are we going to fit it in the garage?! I can't help but like it though. It will look great and ride better! More room and I absolutely love the billet aluminum cupholders!!

    With that said, we are selling our beloved 2005 Moomba Outback. It is listed on BoatTraderOnline.com (http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/5/2/84532652.htm). Just some info:

    • Garaged and fresh water only!2005 Moomba Outback
    • Waketower billet board racks
    • Gravity I 500lb ballast
    • Upgraded Alpine 5896 Head Unit
    • iPod ready
    • XM and Sirius ready with 6 speakers
    • Custom made 5ft long 3-color bimini top
    • Cleanest used boat you will find anywhere (and believe me, he's so anal about keeping our boat clean.
    We will miss our boat. It has been a lot of fun but we realized we really don't wakeskate or pull much of anything behind us but our friend Dirk who likes to hang off the back. We need a boat that will better fit our lifestyle of cruising, or should I say speeding, across the water without much trouble while soaking in the sun!

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    We are happy to report that less than a week later, we sold our boat to a very deserving family. They were a small family from Reno and Johnny met them half-way in Tonopah to deliver the boat. Upon first glance, you would've never guessed that they were a wakeboarding family. The parents and uncle looked pale like they were from the midwest, kinda heavy set and both were smoking like chimnies. The daughter, Johnny initially thought was a boy, was only a tom-boy with short brown hair.

    The story is that they have an 11-year old boat and were ready for a new one. Not only because it was old but the father and uncle had been drug addicts until they started wakeboarding. Since the discovery of their new water hobby, they have been clean and we're glad our boat will be getting some good use!

    Saturday, June 03, 2006

    The Bikini Turns 60

    While the bikini is almost old enough to retire, she is still just as sexy if not sexier in her old age. Read this interesting story about the origin of the bikini.

    http://www.gleemagazine.com/glee/article.cfm?emailpage=2&cmi=2092003&cid=38

    Meanwhile, my Malibu Strings bikini collection grows. I have the Malibu Micro Bikini in black, Sparkle Mesh, and a White Butterfly which I wore to Havasu and they don't make anymore. I just recently added this one called Butterfly Beach (photo to right): I LOVE THEM!! At first, I thought they were small but each time I wear them, I'm so comfortable with the pieces and myself that they feel normal.

    Now the traditional bikinis seem too big. It feels like I'm wearing a diaper!

    Thursday, June 01, 2006

    What's Happening?

    The Durango
    I must sound like a broken record or at least am starting to. The Durango is in the shop again. This time, the techs think there's water damage in the engine so they're going to take it apart. Keep in mind this vehicle is less than 3 months new. So it's been 19 days in the shop...and counting until the day when they have to give us a new vehicle (lemon law). Why go through all this trouble to repair it, I say? Just give us another car and no one will get hurt.

    Just Us
    Even though the wedding is over, we are still very busy around the house and just daily life. Man, I remember being bored out of my mind without a thing to do! I guess being busy is the norm for couples when there are needs, wants, desires and simply the every day life and schedule of two people to blend. Hard to believe but we have been married for just over a month!

    Half Shell
    Last Friday we went to eat at the Half Shell, which recently opened on Horizon Ridge and Horizon Parkway in Henderson, for some good food and cheap drinks. As the name implies, they specialize in seafood dishes served in their main dining area, (dark and moody) bar, secluded upstairs dining and outside patio area with cushiony benches and fire pits. But no matter where we go for casual dining, it seems we can never escape the ever-present flat screen televisions which loiter in the corners and on the walls. Johnny dreams of having a tikki bar that truly captures the ambience of the ones in the 1950's and 60's--void of televisions and more condusive to personal conversations and intimate gatherings.

    Helluva Saturday
    Well...I think I already posted about Saturday in my most recent Week in Review.

    The Strip and Margaritaville
    Sunday we went to the Forum Shops in Caesar's Palace to return my niece's golf shoes her mother purchased when she was out here for our wedding last month. For lunch, we walked across the street to Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville (where we ate for my bachelorette party). Johnny had Alaskan Cod while I opted for the peel-and-eat shrimp cocktail. It was sure nice to sit on the patio overlooking the Strip sipping margaritas. Being locals has its perks such as stiff drinks from the bartendar and genuinely-friendly, prompt service from the waitress.

    Lake Mead...again
    We took the boat out to Lake Mead Monday rather than Havasu being that it was Memorial Day. I haven't been to Havasu on a holiday but based on our trip last week, I knew it would be crazier than when we were there--and it was. Havasu police made some 42 arrests and 38 of them were underage females. We didn't let other tragic news and multiple rescues from the ridiculously windy day before bother us on the lake. We still had fun and it was the perfect closure to a nice weekend.