May 30, 2009

May 30th, 2009

My older brother sent me an email with the link to this vid....So Funny!!!

May 29, 2009

May 29th, 2009

Today Peanut got a box in the mail from one of his schnauzer friends on Myspace. It was a gift for his birthday.

May 28, 2009

May 28th, 2009

We have a yard in bloom, but one thing we are most excited about is the strawberries!!

I can't wait till these are ready to be picked... hopefully the rabbits don't get them before we do.

May 27, 2009

May 27th, 2009

I had a job interview this week. I dressed professionally, and wore these!

I think the interview went well. It was for a sales coordinator position, which means I wouldn't sell anything but that I would help the sales staff with proposals and ideas for clients. So I think I could totally do this job. They asked me to tell them about myself, my strong points and weaknesses. They asked about my computer skills and I answered honestly, that there is room for improvement. So to makes the sales proposals for the sales staff I would need to use power point, and they asked if I had ever used power point. Nope sure haven't, but I have no doubt I could learn and learn quickly. At the end of the interview they asked me to make a mock proposal, and they gave me 15 minutes. I made the proposal on both word, which I am familiar with, and power point, which I am not familiar with. I think that was really good for me to do that and that it showed I was a quick thinker and that I am not afraid to try something new. As I was walking out, I was complimented on my shoes......

Over all I think it went well.

If the ladies who interviewed me remember nothing else about me, they will remember my shoes. I see that as a plus!

May 24, 2009

May 24th & 25th, 2009

Just wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day!!

Don't forget to tell a veteran or someone who is currently serving, Thank you.

May 23, 2009

May 23rd, 2009

Today is Peanut's birthday!!! He is now 4 years old.

Happy Birthday Peanut!!!!

May 22, 2009

May 22nd, 2009

The other day I noticed an unusual patch of skin on my neck/shoulder area. It kind of looks like the area that erupted into a crazy rash on my side back in January. I'm really not sure what caused the rash last time (or this time for that matter)... but last time, I did find out my brother used my loofah in the shower and he has a similar rash, and refuses to go to the doctor for it. Trust me after I found out he used my loofah, I tossed it and bought a new one. But I still have to share a bathroom with him, and frankly he is not clean. If you ask him to clean the bathroom, say it's his weekend, he totally half asses it and then makes up poor excuses about why. My younger brother is lazy and unmotivated. And my parents let him be that way... but that is a rant for a whole other day.

Here is a picture of the area... you can see the spot I'm talking about. It's all pink, and looks kind of bumpy to me. Inflammation come and goes, as well does the itch factor.

So I called my doctor and he suggested that I use the refill on the Prednisone that was left over from January and that if I don't see an improvement, to give him a call back.

Yay! I can't even begin to tell you about the ordeal I went through with the prednisone last time. Mood swings, constant hunger, stomach pains, and chest pains were all present while taking this for a week, and the stomach and chest pains lasted a couple days after I stopped taking it. Now I get to repeat it.

Prednisone is a steroid and can be used for a number of things from asthma to acne. You also can put on a ton of weight while taking it due to the amount of food you eat..... Guess it's a good thing I joined a gym the other day.

Update: I looked at the area today before going to get the prescription filled and the weird spot is gone! So everything is fine... I think.

May 21, 2009

May 21st, 2009

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2009 at the Naval Academy! I knew they were graduating because the Blue Angels were out and about in Annapolis, flying around and practicing their formations on Tuesday. Then Wednesday came, and they performed for an hour for the graduating class.

There are 6 F 18 Hornets total. I love watching these guys and gals fly! They are considered the best of the best. I remember as a little girl growing up in Forestville, MD, near Andrew's Air Force Base, all the fun we would have when it was time for the Air Show. Sometimes we would go to the base, sometimes we would sty home. One time while we were at home the Blue Angels were out flying for the air show, and my brother and I went tearing out of the house. Mom was close behind too. The jet that was flying over our house was so low, that when the pilot turned the jet upside-down to wave at us, you could see everything in the cockpit! It's one of my favorite memories!

May 20, 2009

May 20th, 2009

I have been spending a lot of time on Sephora recently. I have been building up my favorites list of all the great things I have and love. Also for some of those items I have been filling out user reviews. I realized I hadn't filled out a review for Gwen Stefani's L perfume for L.A.M.B. I bought the roller ball perfume, and it's great. I love the smell, very light and citrusy. Handy to keep in your purse and can go anywhere you go. So I wrote my review, titled it Smells Like Gwen, and wouldn't you know, Sephora liked it so much that the next time I purchase $25 worth of product(s) I get a free product to try and review. And it's not sample size either, it's a FULL SIZE product. I'm pretty excited about that.

My lovely teal clutch and make up came in on Monday, but what I didn't tell you about was my extra stuff. We all love extra stuff... especially extra free stuff.

I remembered that Sephora had a promo code for a free nylon reusable tote. The code was from back around Earth Day, but I put in the code anyway to see if they would accept it. Well they did, and now I have a Sephora bag to use and use again. The bag also rolls up so that it saves space, or makes it easy to put in your purse. Also as part of their Beauty Insider club, I get 1 point for every dollar I spend. When my "Beauty Bank" reaches 100 points I get a free product. Well my beauty was up over 100 and I chose the Sephora brand body butter in Guava Passion.....smells so good! Kind of reminds me of the beach... or someplace tropical.

May 19, 2009

May 19th, 2009


Everyone should have a pot of gold!

As the warmer weather approaches I dream of languid days at the beach.  I also break out my summer eye shadow: Bare Essentials bareMinerals Glimmer in True Gold. I love this shadow!  It’s part of my summer must haves.  And can you believe I have had this loose powdered shadow for almost 3 summers?  Seriously.. a little goes a very long way!

May 18, 2009

May 18th, 2009

And the winner is ..... my older brother. He doesn't have a blog but was the only person who sent me a picture. Ha ha...Below is a picture he took while out and about. He saw this picture and of guys in what looks to be some sort of uniform, and the one he took a picture of has an uncanny resemblance to him.

Here's the picture he took...

Here's my older brother...

Creepy huh? It's like looking in the mirror!

I think I will hold another little contest next month, maybe this time the prize will be different. We shall see.

May 16, 2009

May 16th, 2009

Just a little taste of spring!

Also don't forget... you can still send me your pic for my picture contest. Go here for all the details.

May 15, 2009

May 15th, 2009

I did it again! I purchased some really awesome make up from Sephora.

Free To Be Naturally Adventurous ($61 Value)

What it is:

A collection featuring essential products for a bohemian look.

What it does:

Bare Escentuals Free To BE: Naturally Adventurous emphasizes your bohemian style with uniquely exotic eyes, lively cheeks, and impressive lips. The vibrant, dramatic colors present an entire look tailored to your dynamic taste—making you the definition of adventurous. The 100% pure, preservative-free bareMinerals products are easy to apply and blend seamlessly for vibrant, stay-true colors that last all day long. If you're a courageous, unconventional dreamer, and expressing yourself with color is your art, this collection is for you.

This set contains:

- 0.02 oz bareMinerals Morning Blush (fair peach)
- 0.01 oz bareMinerals Exquisite Eyecolor (medium cream beige glimpse)
- 0.01 oz bareMinerals Dare Liner Shadow (aqua teal)
- 0.01 oz bareMinerals Cleopatra "Cleo" Eyecolor (deep hazelnut glimpse)
- 0.14 fl oz bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipgloss in Sugar Cookie (pink peach)
- Adventurous Teal Clutch Bag

I must admit, the clencher for me was the Teal Clutch! I've never been a blush kind of girl, but I may play around with this to see if I like it. If not, it may be given to my best friend.

Tonight I am going to watch Mark play softball. They have not won one game, they are 0-8. Poor guys. Everyone think good thoughts and hopefully they win a game so that their spirits will be lifted. They are having fun though, it just stinks they haven't won yet.

Also don't forget... you can still send me your pic for my picture contest. Go here for all the details.

May 14, 2009

May 14th, 2009

I've decided that I am going to host a contest! Let's see how well this works.....if at all. Ha ha

The details:

Email me ( a picture with a description, also tell me the name of your blog with the url. It can be any picture you have taken with your own camera. Keep it clean though! Also be sure to put on the subject line of the email that you are emailing me for the blog contest. I don't want to accidentally delete you! Lastly, one photo per entrant. I know you have tons of favorites but pick the best pic, and send it in.

The winner will be chosen at random. If I choose your picture, I will feature it on my blog, and include a link to yours!

So what do you think? Sound like fun? You can start submitting your photo today and I will pick the winner on ..... May 18th, 2009. I will also announce the winner the same day, so be sure to stay tuned.

I can't wait to see all the great pictures you have!

May 13, 2009

May 13th, 2009

Today's blog is going to be all about the funny things I read daily.

I love a good laugh and these web comics are the best:

Some days my "co-worker" really gets under my skin, so I stop by to feel the relief that I am not the only one who works/deals/encounters a jackass. I don't have a picture for their site, but it is truely funny. You should totally stop by there and take a peak!

Need a pick me up? Stop by for the latest and greatest funny pics and vids.

And finally, last but most definately not least.... Are you having a bad day? Stop by here and comizerate with those who are also having a bad day on! You may find out that someone is having a worse day than you, and then get to laugh about it.

Ok that's about it! This is all pretty funny stuff here and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

May 12, 2009

May 12th, 2009

Mark recently shared one of his favorite snacks as a kid with me, Seaweed!

I've had it before with Sushi, and I even tried Seaweed Salad once. I like it, and from what I read about it.. it has some great health benefits!

Here is what I found at

In the Chinese Book of Poetry, written almost 3000 years ago, there is a poem that describes a woman who cooks sea plants. Always considered a delicacy, Asians also offered sea plants during sacrifices to the ancestors.

Today, we know the plants as seaweed, which has many health benefits:

  • According to Seibin and Teruko Arasaki, authors of Vegetables from the Sea, “All of the minerals required by human beings, including calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, iron, and zinc are present in sufficient amounts. In addition, there are many trace elements in seaweeds.” Edible plants from the sea also contain important vitamins including vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), B1, B2, B6, niacin, vitamin C, pantothenic acid, and folic acid. Analysis has shown trace amounts of vitamin B12, which rarely occurs in land vegetables.

  • Sea vegetables classified as brown algae, including arame, hijiki, kombu and wakame, have been shown to cleanse the body of toxic pollutants. Specifically, scientific research has demonstrated that these plants, which are abundant in alginic acid, bind with any heavy metals in the intestines, render them indigestible, and cause them to be eliminated from the body.

  • Seaweed feeds the shafts and the ducts of the scalp to help improve the health of the hair. It has been said that the thick, black, lustrous hair of the Japanese is partly due to their regular diet of brown sea vegetables such as arame. Research has shown that minerals are important to healthy hair growth, and arame has a high mineral content.

  • Other health benefits, according to Carlson Wade’s book Health Secrets from the Orient, include regulating the hormones, enriching the bloodstream, assisting in metabolism, promoting a youthful skin color, and helping to warm the body to promote mental youthfulness.

Seaweed has always been part of the staple diet of the Asians, who lived near the sea and depended upon it for sustenance. It may well be the “secret” for a long and healthy life for you.

Many health shops and oriental grocery houses sell seaweed in various forms. In dried form, it may be used as part of a raw vegetable salad or crumbled and sprinkled over a salad as a natural tangy seasoning. You may also use seaweed as a snack, together with a fresh, raw vegetable juice.

May 11, 2009

May 11th, 2009

I really haven't had much time to blog recently, so I have kind of been MIA. Ha ha

Friday I did the whole walk around the park thing with Peanut. He had great fun....

After that I watched Mark play softball!

Saturday was just an ordinary...mostly being lazy. Although I did spend quite a bit of time on the phone with my best friend. She was having a horrible day, and now her whole relationship and wedding have a huge question mark above it. Very bad day for her..... I would go into details, but I feel the matter is a very private one for her.

And Sunday was Mother's day. I spent time with Mark and his mom, and then spent time with my mom. It was a very busy and tiring day. So tiring that I left me cell phone at Mark's house. He brought it to me today, which I am totally happy he did, because I felt lost without my phone. Plus I would have no pics for today's post!

May 7, 2009

May 7th, 2009

We have had nothing but RAIN, RAIN, RAIN the past week....

So here is a little something to brighten the day!

The one flower I managed to grow and not kill one summer..... LOL

May 6, 2009

May 6th, 2009

So besides No Doubt this past weekend, I also stopped by the Carol County Farm Museum to see my best friend dresses up in Civil War period clothing, baking pies in a Dutch Oven.  And let me tell you, that pie was delish!!!

Here she is getting ready to take the blackberry pie out of the Dutch Oven…


This was her sign….


Mmmmmm….blackberry pie!  So good!!!!!!!!!!



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I’m glad I got some yummy pie, and I’m glad I got to see my best friend dressed up as if she were in the 1800’s.  Mostly because she said she would never do that….ah how we sometimes eat our words.  LOL… Her fiancĂ© does Civil War re-enacting, and I am glad she is embracing his hobby.

May 5, 2009

May 5th, 2009

Taken May 2nd at the Borgata….Downloaded from No Doubt’s website….


Mark and I were somewhere in that crowd behind them!!  So much fun!!!

P.S. Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!!

May 4, 2009

May 4th, 2009

Did you figure out what my surprise was???????

No Doubt!!!!

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Gwen, Tony, Adrian and Tom were so awesome.  I can’t remember the names of the two guys who assisted with drums and extra stuff like, Trumpets.  It was such a great surprise.  Mark really out did himself!  We stayed in the Trump Plaza Hotel, but No Doubt was playing at the Borgata, in Atlantic City, NJ.  This was the first concert of their Reunion Tour.  And I will admit I am hoarse after singing along with all the songs.  They played songs off of Tragic Kingdom, songs off Return of Saturn, songs off Rock Steady, and songs off The Singles 1992-2003.  I also got a t-shirt!  As an extra special treat Mark printed out an extra set of tickets and had them laminated for me to keep as a keepsake. I might try to mail them one when the tour is done to see if they will sign it. 

Like I said before….Best! Surprise! Ever!

May 3, 2009

May 3rd, 2009

My surprise was awesome!!!

I'll give you a hint......

"Sorry I'm not home right now I'm walking into Spiderwebs, so leave a message and I'll call you back. A likely story, but leave a message and I'll call you back."

Off to take care of some work and then a full reveal later. :-)

May 1, 2009

May 1st, 2009

I'm in love...... with a camera! Ha ha. For a while now I have known that need a new camera, my current Fuji Film Z3 has been dropped once too often (I occasionally have "butter fingers") and to capture anything I have to leave on the anti-blur setting which is primarily for when you are moving. This results in me using my camera phone more, and sometimes the images are not so great on there.

What did I see pop into my Inbox the other day but an email from Apple, loaded with all kinds of goodies. One of which was this Canon 12.1 Megapixel camera and HD video recorder, complete with face detection and blink detection. Blink detection is for when you take a picture and someone cool is that!

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Digital CameraOverview

Canon's PowerShot SD780 IS is the result of meticulous engineering that delivers the sleekest possible styling and an impressive array of advanced technologies.

12.1-megapixel resolution

More than just a number, the 12.1-megapixel resolution provides superb images and the ability to enlarge them for razor-sharp oversized prints.

Shoot video in HD

Not only can you record video in beautiful high definition (1280 x 720 pixels), you can also easily enjoy HD movies (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector.

Capture your best shots with ease

Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations, so you can completely concentrate on your subject.


  • Compact, lightweight aluminum body
  • 10-megapixel resolution for printing large images
  • Large, crisp 2.5-inch PureColor LCD II and wide viewing angle
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects proper settings based on 18 predefined criteria
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor with Face Detection Technology that tracks the faces of moving subjects

    What's in the box?
  • Canon PowerShot SD780 IS digital camera
  • Lithium-ion battery pack
  • Battery charger
  • Wrist strap
  • USB interface cable
  • AV cable
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

I'm going to have to map out a plan to get this camera!

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