Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday Thunks

The TT questions are brought to you by Kimber, the color of absolute black granite and the number 16.

101. When was the last time you went to the doctor? Do you like your doctor?

Wow.... ummmm.... I really don't remember. It's been a LONG time. I hate going to doctors because basically they always tell me that I'm not really sick, it's just a sinus infection, or whatever, and I just need some rest and fluids. So, time after time of being told that, I just never go to the doctor. I probably should have gone last year when I had a 103 temperature and puking... but, I had a job interview that day and I have priorities....

Actually, though, I did go to the dentist two weeks ago. Does that count?

201. My back is itching, will you scratch it for me?

Yes, because I'm a nice person who likes to help people. However, sadly, I'm never around nice people who will scratch my back, so I have to do it myself.

301. Do you have nice handwriting?



Though, I think I do. Sometimes. When I work at it. But others disagree.

401. We are sending you to either New Zealand or Canada, which one do you choose?

New Zealand!!! In my head, it's so pretty there, and Canada's so close that I can just take myself some other day, whereas New Zealand is somewhere I probably wouldn't be able to afford on my own.

501. Do you sing in the shower?

Of course!! I love to sing.... just not in front of people. Which means the shower is the greatest place to sing because no one's ever there with me.

601. Have you ever been streaking? If so, how far did you streak and did anyone see you?

No. Never been streaking. Unless you count all the times I run around my house naked with the windows open. Then, yes, I have been streaking several times.

701. How soon is too soon for Christmas decorations and music playing in the stores?

No Christmas anything till the day after Thanksgiving.

(much to the BF's consternation.)

801. If you celebrated Halloween as a kid what was the costume you wore at 5?

Oh goodness... I don't remember. I wanna say Captain Picard from Star Trek? That may have been 5. Don't judge- my dad picked it out.

901. How many cavities have you had in your life?

When I was a kid, I remember having to get my cavities filled. I don't remember the actual number, but I wanna say around 4 or 5?

1001. Berleen and Bud come to Arizona to visit Kimber. Who do you think will decide it's too hot here first?

I'm gonna go with Bud.

1101. Who do you think will ask TT questions next week?

A surprise celebrity guest!

Turtle Turtle

So, while I know I have been failing on frequent blogging, even more so than that, I have been failing to provide you wonderful YouTube videos!!! So, to combat that, here is the next video in the series of useless, cute videos.

This one is courtesy of my cousin (once removed). She is in the Dog Agility world and posted this gem of a video on her Facebook account the other day. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

You say Potato, I say Potatoe

So, every once in awhile, I get cravings for certain foods. Okay, actually, that's a lie. It's a lot more often than "every once in awhile". It's more like, all the time. I promise I'm not pregnant!!! I'm just unhealthy.


So, my current obsession is Baked Potato Soup. Growing up, I was never a fan of soup. Salad either, but that's a story for a different post. But as I've been getting older, my taste buds have been changing quite a bit. Foods I used to hate are now "must-haves". And soup has just recently made the switch over to good food.

Last week, I went with the BF and the BF's mom to the Cheesecake Factory. First of all, yummm. Second of all, while there, I got their Baked Potato Soup. And let me tell you- It. Was. Amazing. I could have eaten nothing but that (but if you know me, you know that didn't happen. Instead I had that, bread & butter, chicken salad sandwich, a salad that I didn't like, and warm caramel apple cider. Oh, and when I got home, I had some Dutch Apple Streusel Cheesecake).

Here is the wonderful, delicious item-

Doesn't that just look Scrum-diddly-umpcious?????

So now, I have been craving more Baked Potato Soup. The other night, I made a mock version by taking instant mashed potatoes, adding onion and garlic powder, a couple dollops of sour cream, cheddar cheese, and bacon bits. It was miiiighty tasty if you ask me. Still not potato soup, but a good substitute :)

So how about you? Do you like potato soup? Have you ever had the Cheesecake Factory's baked potato soup? Can you get me the recipe :P ? Any other places have some good versions? What's your favorite recipe for this delish dish?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday Thunks: The One That Almost Didn't Happen

Thursday Thunks: What's in a Name?
The TT questions are brought to you by Bud, the color of Kimber's hair (where did she go?) and the number 333.

1. We are changing your name. You have no choice. You get to pick it, but we must approve it. You must have a good reason. Ok, what is the name and reason?

Well.... I've always loved the name Kairie (phonetically Kyrie.) I've always planned to name my first born daughter that. But I guess if I have to change my name, I would change it to that just in case I don't have a daughter.

2. I say Shotgun, you say?

"Screw you" then I would get in the front seat anyway.

3. We are sending you away. Africa or Mexico?

Africa!!! I wanna go on safari and see the animals!!!

4. When you're home alone, do you still close the door when you use the restroom?

Would it gross you out too much if I say no?

5. Berleen told me that I have to ask a mean question. Tell us about a horrible memory.

One time my sister ran away from home. On my birthday. So instead of eating cake and opening presents, we were searching the corn field by our house and the rest of the town.

Turns out, she was hiding in her closet.

6. What are your plans for October?

Well, the second weekend, I'm going away for a bachelorette party weekend. Third weekend I'm camping- it's Halloween at the campground! Fourth weekend, I'm ushering at my boyfriend's brother's wedding. 5th weekend, I'm not sure, but something Halloweeny (most likely end up at the local bar.)

7. Is there anyone that you regret ever meeting ?, not really. Haven't met too many people that I hate.

8. You have 3 months left to live, what do you do?

I would visit all my friends that live elsewhere in the country! And then I'll go visit Liechtenstein and Australia.

9. You wake up in an unfamiliar place, what is your first reaction?

"Oh Shit, now what?"

10. Your phone rings at 4am, just before you kill this person, who do you expect it would be?

Most likely my sister (the middle child). She's always calling at random times, plus, she's the only one awake at that point and wouldn't realize not everyone stays up that late.

11. You're having a bad day, what one thing can make your day better?

Singing out loud along with my itunes

12. You are doing a meme written by the blogosphere's shadiest character. Is there anything else that you should be doing right now?

I'm supposed to be at my boyfriend's parent's house for Family Dinner night. Shhhhhh

13. If money were not a problem, (and it never is, right? Yes, I stole this f$%*ing question. Sue me.) where would you like to live?

I would love to live somewhere on the east coast, like over by Washington DC or New York (the state) or something. Either that, or nearby Chicago.

Friday, September 17, 2010

There's a Worm in my Bedroom!!!

Today, I would like to talk to you about books.

I love to read. Like, love it. It's one of my favorite pastimes. I can spend a whole afternoon curled up in bed, reading a book. I can start a book in the morning and stay up till the very next morning just to finish it. Some books I put down and digest for awhile, other books, once I start, I just can't stop.

As you can see, I've added a widget to my blog up above (in about a week, I will move it to the bottom of the blog, but for now, it's up top so you can all see it easier). This is a list of all the books I have ever read. I am extremely anal, and I love lists. So my goal is to create a list of every book I've ever read. Now, I know that my shelf doesn't have everything I've ever read. The problem is that I have a hard time remembering titles. But it's a good start.

My favorite books tend to be YA/Teen books. Yeah, yeah, I'm in my 20s, I should be reading "adult" books..... but I like the younger books because there's less thinking. It's easier for me to escape into their world and not have to think about the "symbolism" of things. Plus, they tend to be a lot less stressful. Adult books use real life situations, which I'm trying to escape from when I read. DOn't get me wrong, I love adult books too (Some of my favorites are On Fortune's Wheel, My Sister's Keeper, and The Forgotten Garden) but YA books will always hold a special place in my heart.

My favorite genre of books though has got to be fantasy. What can I say- write a YA book about dragons, wizards, creatures, demons, gods, or aliens, and I will probably read it. I love that there's a mystery element that can change the whole game, yet, they're just normal people like you and me. I love the Eragon series, and hell, I am obsessed with the Harry Potter world. As a kid, the first book I got seriously attached to was the Animorphs series- yes, I own (still) all 64 books, and would run to the bookstore once a month when they came out. After Animorphs, I moved on to Applegate's other book series- EverWorld and Remnants- and thus, my fantasy addiction today.

As time goes on, I might write some blog posts about some of my favorite/least-favorite books. But for now, check out my shelfari book shelf!! Have you read any of the same books as me? Do you like/dislike those books? Do you have a shelfari account/willing to get one? If you do, let me know your username!! I want to add more friends onto my account (I only have 2 right now). What are some of your favorite books? Do you like to read?


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thunk Thunk. Who's There?

Thursday Thunks: Do Elephants Come With a GPS Installed?

The TT questions are brought to you by Berleen, the color of my kitchen table and the number 45.

10. What number blog post is this for you?

This is my 23rd blog post. The majority of which lately seem to be Thursday Thunks

9. You are driving down a road and your GPS says turn right, but the road has a Dead End sign. You check your GPS and according to it's map, there is a road at the end of the Dead End road that you need to turn onto. Do you follow the GPS?

Hell no. My GPS is always wrong. Half the time, she has me turning left, then left, then left, then left. Her name is "The Bitch". Also, I've decided, once your GPS gets you good and lost, she "claims" to lose the GPS reception so now you're lost and have no clue where to go.

8. If you had a $2 bill, would you spend it?

I actually do have a $2 bill. My grandpa got all his grandkids one for Christmas several years back. They're all in his safety deposit box though, so I guess no, I wouldn't spend it.

7. When there is nobody else around and you sneeze or cough, do you cover your mouth?

This one's fifty fifty. When there's no one around, I still tend to cover my mouth, however, I'm more likely to forget to cover my mouth when no one's around.

6. You are a DJ at a radio station and your first guest is Bud... what is the first question you are going to ask him?

Where's Berleen?

5. Have you ever stopped to help a stranger with a flat tire?

No, because I have no clue how to fix a flat time myself. I have helped strangers with other tasks, but never anything having to do with vehicles :P

4. You get on an airplane and you find that your seat neighbor is Kimber... what do you talk about or do you ignore her completely?

Ignore her, but send her suspicious, shifty eyes the entire flight.

3. Have you ever rode an elephant?

Yes, at a circus when I was much much younger. It was freaky feeling.

2. Time to bitch & moan! What is your biggest complaint about your current friends on Facebook?

Getting too philosophical. I friended you so I could know every time you cooked dinner, or bought a new shirt. I didn't friend you to read you go on and on about philosophy or whatever.

1. School is back in session for all little girls and boys now. What, in your life, changes when kids go back to school?

I get to start making money again! (I'm a substitute teacher)

And yes, Thursday Thunks people, I see what you did there with those numbers :P

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday Thunkity

Thursday Thunks: You've Got Mail

The TT questions are brought to you by Bud, the color of Meg Ryan's Blouse and the number 33.

1. From whom did you get your last e-mail?

AMC Entertainment. AMC is the movie theater around here, so I got an email about what movies are playing this week. I rarely go to movies anymore cause they're not worth the cost, but I do like to daydream :P

2. What is the most recent movie that you have seen in a theater?

Does the drive-in count? If so, I saw "Grown-Ups" at the drive in (we also watched Toy Story 3, cause it was a double feature, but Grown-Ups was the second movie that night)

3. Have you ever seen a ghost?

Besides TV and movies... no. But sometimes I get a creepy feeling that something is following or watching me. This is why at night, I can't walk through a dark house. I have to turn on all the lights in like, a light trail, and then turn them off one by one until I'm safely in my room.

4. Ever loved someone so much it made you cry?

Hmmm.... No, not really. Is love supposed to make you cry?

5. What are you most afraid of?

Falling off a bridge into a body of water while in a car.

6. What do you do when you are bored?

Refresh the same internet pages over and over hoping something new will pop up, even though nothing ever does.

7. Other than the author of this mess of a meme, whose blog are you most curious to see their answers?

!!! I'm trying to get her to start doing THursday Thunks with me so I can compare answers :P

8. Name three thing from your bucket list.

1.) Visit Australia
2.) Hug a Tiger
3.) Visit Oregon

9. Who was the last person who complimented you on how you looked, that actually was a surprise?

BF's cousin Mary.

10. Do you remember Berleen?

No. Who?

11. What was the last concert that you attended where the band was much better than you imagined?

I went to a few of the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival concerts, which they were all quite enjoyable. I guess I would say Boys II Men was the most shocking to me? I dunno...

12. What’s the next band you’re either planning to see or want to?

I have no plans to see any bands, but I would still loooooooooove to see Good Charlotte in concert some day.

13. What were the last things do you imagine that Kimber threw off the roof?

A goat.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I'll Complain Because I Want To

So... to avoid yet ANOTHER Thursday Thunks posting in a row, I have decided to blog today. Yaaaaaay. And what, you may ask, am I going to blog about? Well I have decided I feel like complaining. And that complaint is....


Ugh. I hate passwords. Every single site has different requirements. So I have my standard password, but suddenly, the next site I go to wants me to have a letter in it. Then the next site wants me to capitalize one of the letters. Then the next site wants me to have a symbol in it. They also all have various minimum and maximum character lengths. And some places make me change my password every month, which really just pisses me off so much that I +1 to the number at the end.


So now every site I go to has a different password for it. So I have to spend forever trying out different combinations trying to get the right one. Most of the time, I either have to click on the "forget password" button, or they just block my ip address. So when I click "Forget Password" button, it makes me eventually pick a new password. So I type in a new password to use...... and it comes back and says I can't use that password because I've already used that password in the past!!! UUUUGGGGHHHH!!!! Why couldn't I have remembered that password 5 minutes ago when I needed it???? So now, my options are limited, so I have to come up with some off the wall password, which just starts the whole cycle again cause I can't remember that password!

So yeah, yeah, I know passwords are important to keep your stuff private and safe.... But I still hate em.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday Thunks....Yet Again

Guys, I want to apologize for all these Thursday Thunks in a row. My dad's been hospitalized so I've been coming up everyday to keep him company. You'd think that would give me MORE time to blog, but I just haven't been in the right mood. Don't worry though.... I've got some more cute animal videos all loaded and ready to go for all of you!

But onto the Thunking!!

Thursday Thunks: At the Zoo
The TT questions are brought to you by Bud, the color of my neighbor's wife's eyes and the number 33,333.

1. Would you rather have a pet hippo or a pet elephant?

Pet elephant. First of all, you can't hear elephant communication (they communicate in rumbles so low in frequency that humans can't hear it). Next, when hippos go poop, they swing their tales and cause all their poop to go flying out all over the place.

2. Why do you think bananas are shaped the way they are?

They're in easy grasping form!

3. In one word (OK, you can go three to four MAX) , what do most people describe you as?


4. Choice (stupid but a choice…): Loss of vision, ability to speak or hearing - which do you choose? (you have to choose one....) It's like a law. But we can't make you.

Ability to speak. I don't really like speaking in front of people anyway, but I looooove to type! So this would give me a real excuse to IM people all the time. Plus, this way my boyfriend would stop nagging me about how I "never answer my phone" (which, how am I supposed to answer it if he never calls me in the first place?)

5. Do you like lemons? Do you use them to clean with or just as a food source? Or are you saving them up for 2012?

I like lemons inside lemon shakeups/lemonade but that's about it. Never use them to clean. And why are people saving them? Unless that's when the fairy's are going to attack? They're allergic to lemons, you know. That and iron.

6. When you are feeling icky with that sickness feeling, what is your first choice for feel-better medicine?

Ibuprofen. Or Anti-Diarrehal pills. The cheap kind. That are like, the size of a small ant.

7. You are starving. You have not had anything to eat for days. In front of you is poison ivy, a live hissing cockroach, and a rotten stinky piece of some sort of mystery meat to eat. Which would you pick and why?

Totally a rotten stinky piece of some sort of mystery meat. Hey, it was once food. Plus, I'm always eating things that are past their due dates, so it's kind of expected. Besides, I love Hissing Cockroaches!!! My hissers. I miss them so much. I'm gonna have pet Hissers when I grow up. So no, I definitely would not want to eat them.

8. Who was the last person you bought a present for? What was it? Will you buy Berleen one?

I bought a Photo Frame for my cousin Blair's wedding. And no, I'm uber broke, so Berleen is gettin NUTTIN from me!

9. Name 3 things you want your kids to learn before they grow up. (If you don't have kids, feel free to explain to the other players why you chose the “no kids“ choice. Yea. I know. (Those who have children will NEVER get it. And no, don‘t explain it…)

Why did I choose the "no kids" choice? Because I'm still young an unmarried and I don't want to screw with my life (and little finances) right now.

However, I do want to have 4 children eventually. So I would want them to learn

a.) Every person, race, religion is the same as everyone else and should not be treated differently in any way.

b.) How to play an instrument

c.) How to treat animals the proper way with respect and how to protect them

d.) that Harry Potter is the greatest series ever.

10. What was your favorite toy as a child? What happened to it?

Probably my stuffed snow bear, "Snowie" I carried that bear around everywhere. I talked to him, told him secrets, played with him. What happened to him? Well, I still have him. He travelled with me to college, he came to FL with me. Right now, he's stuffed on top of a glass cabinet with all my other bears, but eventually I'll find a better place for him.

11. If you could paint your house ANY color you wanted and your friends, family & neighbors would love the color from the moment they saw it, what would it be?

Probably yellow. I've always imagined one of those cute country houses with the white picket fence and pretty garden, so yellow it would be. But a light yellow, not a bright neon.

12. If the Pillsbury Dough Boy got into a fight with Mrs. Butterworth who would win? And would anybody get hurt? And do we seem desperate even asking?

Oooo, this is a tough one. I would say that the Pillsbury Dough Boy would win. He could just wrap himself around Mrs. Butterworth and suffocate her. Would anybody get hurt? Yeah, Mrs. Butterworth when she suffocates :P And no, you're not desperate-- Inquiring minds just needed to know the answer!

13. What was the last thing you would guess that Kimber took a picture of? Oh. And consider the meme listed below. Click on it. It rocks.

Ummmm..... a picture of an Elvis impersonater?