Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thoughtless Thursday


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Today I'm participating in my first ever Thoughtless Thursday.
Not sure what took me so long but here I am!

Have you ever heard of a Zedonk? No? Well, it's a hybrid.
A mix between a donkey and zebra. Look at this little cutie.


I love the stripes on her legs :)
Its sort of rare for donkeys and zebras to mate but it does happen occasionally. Her mother is a donkey & father is a zebra.
She was born at the Georgia Wildlife Pereserve.

Her name? Pippi Longstocking.

How cute is she?!

Read the article here

P.S - Taylor is having an awesome giveaway for a $50 giftcard to Chilis Restaurant! You don't want to miss out on it :)

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Fun-filled Weekend

Hi! This weekend was great. I was able to go to the beach for 2 nights with my family. This included my dad, step-mom, step-sis, step-bro, brother, his gf, and little brother. My step-bro left on Wednesday and my brother & his gf left Friday afternoon. Since I had to work and couldn't get off, I was only able to go for Friday, Saturday and came back Sunday.

Friday
I arrived in Ocean City around 12 o'clock. The drive is able 3 hours but since it was beautiful out, I didn't mind it. It allowed me to drive with the windows down and music up :)

(I was at a red-light. Don't worry)

As soon as I got there, we headed to the beach! I couldn't have asked for better beach weather. Sunny and about 90 degrees but a nice breeze was coming off of the ocean. I didn't take any pics at the beach this day though. Around 5, we all came back to the hotel to get showers. Of course I had to get pictures before we left:
J & B

J, B, & B
 


 Dad & I.
Step-mom & I.

For dinner, we headed to a restaurant on the water called The Angler. They had great food. While we were there, we saw the sun setting. So pretty.

After dinner, we decided to head to the boardwalk to do some people watching, shopping, ice cream eating and game playing.
(I wish I had taken more pics!)

This was a huge anchor at the end of the boardwalk.
We thought it was neat so we took a pic :)

me and B being silly in a store :) 

Saturday
we woke up and of course, headed to the beach.
This time, I brought the camera.

The beach.
The sand was SO hot this day, you probably could cook eggs on it.
The beach patrol said they were treating
people for 3rd degree burns on their feet.
I believe it too because I lost my flip flop in the sand
and had to stand on a cooler while my dad went back to grab it for me.


A boat cruising through.
 
There were also a lot of dolphins out that day but
they too far for me to take a pic.
 
 
just relaxing.

B & B.
 
J & B
 
Our attempt at a jumping pic. Haha.
We tried about 10 times but we couldn't get it
to where we were all in the air at the same time :(


relaxing by the pool.
I wish I could do this EVERY day!
 
This was taken in Dewey Beach, DE.
It's about a 40 minute drive from Ocean City.
We came here because they have a ton of shops,
NO sales tax, and things are less expensive.

We ate at an amazing place called Grotto Pizza.
Their pizza was delicious! They're only located in DE and PA.
If you're ever in either of these states, you must try it out!

Sunday
I left OC around 10 AM. I then headed to M's house because we were going to a baseball game. I'm not sure what we were thinking though because it was disgustingly hot out! My shirt was soaked from sweating (gross, I KNOW).

The game was put on hold during the 7th inning though because a terrible storm came through which brought lightening and thunder. We sat under the pavilion until the rain passed.
We had excellent seats!!
The ball field getting covered.
The rain was coming down hard.

The ball boys rolling out the cover.
It was so cool to see them do this.
They're so fast!

Sadly, we lost to the Twins in a 10-4 game. Better luck next time O's!

This was one of the best weekends I've had so far this summer :)
I hope you ladies had a great weekend as well!

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Hey . . . Just want to let you ladies know I have a new button now so if you'd like (and I hope you do!) please replace my old/non-existent button with my new one. The code is on the left hand side of my blog! Thanks

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

It's Tuesday again.. Time for:


This week's top 2 is all about:
Top 2 things you want to purchase.

1. New Phone
I want this phone SO bad. It's the new Droid X by Motorola for Verizon. I've HEARD it's better than the iPhone 4 ;-) We will have to see though. It has all positive reviews on Werizon Wireless too. As soon as I find at least $200, I'll be getting it :)

2.  A few different things . . .
- I need my hair done ($145).

- I need new clothes! Fall is coming and the jeans from last year are just too big. I need to go shopping. I'm thinking that since my birthday is less then 2 months away, I'll treat myself to a nice shopping spree.

- I'd like to get a new car. I drive A LOT so my car is out of warranty. It'll be 3 yrs old this coming March so I'm thinking I'll start looking around the new year.

- A new computer. Mine is retarded and has to stay plugged into the charger to work. It also takes forever to load after it's been turned off. I think I'll wait until after I finish school to get on though so I can start brand new.

What are two things you want to purchase right now?
Head over to Taylor's blog and link up! :)

I'm really not good at this blogging thing am I?

Hey girls! I sure have missed you! I know I have still been able to comment on your posts (I sneak it at work) but I haven't had the time to write a blog post in over a week! Shame on me.

This weekend was relaxing.
 Friday night I went over my dad's to spend time with them and have a pizza dinner. They have an amazing front porch so we sat on there most of the night and watched my little brother and the neighborhood kids play. It's nice sometimes not doing anything. I also played Wii with my little brother. Pointless though because he plays so much that I lost to him :( (we played the baseball game and he won 10-0! How embarrassing haha)

 Saturday my mom and I went to one of my favorite stores - Ikea - love that place! I'll take one of everything, thank you :) I needed a bookcase/storage unit because I had no place to store, books, magazines, etc. This is what it looks like:
But imagine it turned vertically. Purchasing something from Ikea means you must put it together - luckily it only took about 20 something minutes and a screwdriver later :) I like it a lot. After Ikea, we went to lunch and shared a grilled chicken breast with crab meat on top of it. So good! Saturday night M and I went to the regular out door place but called it an early night because he had worked that morning.

Sunday M and I went to a place on the water for lunch and a yummy drink. I got a crab pretzel and he got shrimp salad. Delicious food. It was so nice thanks to a breeze coming off of the water.

Sorry but I forget to take pics AGAIN! :(

It was definitely a good weekend though. I hope yours was great too!

P.S - I'm getting a new blog look any day now and a giveaway is coming! Thanks to CSN :) Stay tuned!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It finally rained this weekend.

Hey there. Can you believe it's already Tuesday? This is a random post and I should have participated in that Miscellany Monday blog carnival thing but I'm a procrastinator. What can I say? Let's pretend this was posted yesterday k? Sounds good.



Anyways, this past weekend was pretty good.

Friday, I only worked half a day :) I then did a little shopping (pair of jeans at ON for $9 - amazing!), went and got a mani/pedi with an old friend and headed to the gym. Not much went on Friday night because the weather gods finally blessed this dry state with some much needed rain. It continued to rain on Saturday until 7 at night. Talk about a flooded front yard.




Saturday, I literally did nothing but lay in my bed and guess what? I loved being lazy. Saturday night it was so cool and breezy out from the rain that M and I decided to go downtown to an outside restaurant for beer and food :) My kind of night! It felt like springtime - I loved it.




Sunday, we went to the pool. I guess since it rained SO much, these GINORMOUS japanese beetles were out! I am not kidding you when I say huge. They were bigger then the size of the quarter! They hover to the ground and sound like bumble bees on steriods. I think they might be blind or something because they fly around aimlessly and bump into you. I am petrified of bugs, not lie (I crashed my car because of a bee - don't ask) so just imagine me with a huge beach towel wrapped around me and my head dodging bugs running to the pool (they stayed clear of the water). M was so embarassed that he decided to walk much slower than me to the pool. I was smart though because they decided to bother and land on him :) Haha.



I went to Target today with a LIST so I could get in and out without breaking the bank and what do I notice as soon as I walk in?! Target put out all new clothes and shoes. Why must you do this to me when I'm on a time restraint and you KNOW I can't look?! Thanks Target. Cutest dresses too! Guess I'll be going back in a day or so.

No pics from this weekend :(



I think M and I are going to plan a fun trip to either Kings Dominion or Hershey Park soon. We both love roller coasters and haven't been to an amusement park in so long. Each are about 3 hours from me so we'd be staying the night. I just need a little getaway and I'll be fine :)



Hope you're all having a great week so far!



P.S - my button is messed up - sorry I know - but I am in the process of getting a blog designed for me with a new button so no worries, I'll have a new one in no time :)



Saturday, July 10, 2010

Free.

When I first heard this song, I fell in love but took a different meaning to it.
I heard it as being about two people in love and just wanting each other.
The video gives it a whole new meaning though.
It's an incredible song and the video made me tear up. I love it.

"Free" - Zac Brown Band



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Just random.

So because I have lots of random things to say,
this is going to be a bulleted post..
feel free to skip around if you'd like.
I'm typing just to type.

  • Tonight Big Brother 12 started. (Which I think will be a great season since there are lots of twists!) I was so into it last season that I decided to tune in this season as well. I went over my dad's to watch it because him and my step mom are huge fans. I really like spending time over there because I don't get to do it as often as I'd like. With working everyday and then trying to go to the gym and also seeing the bf, sometimes there just isn't enough time in the day. I do make that effort though to call a few times a week. It's just nice to see everyone. I really need to make more time for them before there isn't any and I regret not doing it.

  • I though that once summer came, I would be making a lot more money. But since my other boss (I work for 2 families) is on maternity leave for the ENTIRE summer, I'm only watching one child so I make less. I'm broke. I have no idea where my money goes. Honestly. I can't figure it out. Yes, I have bills to pay and stuff, but I haven't been shopping or anything like that. I also have my savings account but I refuse to touch that for something that isn't important. It's driving me carrazzzy too because I haven't been shopping in so so long and I really want to go but I can't spend money I don't have. Ughhh. And I want to buy the new Droid X when it comes out but I'm not quite sure how I'm going to.

  • I also thought that when summer came, I'd have more time for this blog. But since I'm working 4 days a week and I can't use the computer at work, I'm falling behind on posts and reader. I feel bad about it too because I really enjoy this community and getting to know some many wonderful people. Once I get home from the gym (if I don't go to M's) it's 7 PM and I still have to eat dinner, shower, pack my lunch, etc. and before I know it, I'm ready for bed. Sometimes I think about taking a blog break but I know I'd miss it too much. I need to find a solution. Do any of you have this problem?

  • My life during the week feels like the movie groundhog's day! Same thing over and over again. Wake up, go to work, go to the gym, see M, go to bed and do it ALL over again! AHH isn't summer supposed to be about fun?! Growing up stinks! When I was young, I had to decide whether I wanted to go swimming or ride my bike. Now I have no choice but to go to work. I don't like it one bit.

  • I reached 200 followers! This amazes me. I barely post yet people still think my once a week posts are interesting. You all are great! I am going to get around to a great giveaway! I PROMISE! Someone needs to hold me to this so I don't forget. I want to do something good for you girls since you're so loyal and continue to read. I love knowing that I have people across this country who can relate to so many things I say and that you're all just a blog post away :-)
Ok, that's it for now. I think I've ranted enough.
I don't mean to be a downer in this post at all but
I just had to get some things off my chest.
Sorry if this bored you or anything but it is my blog
and my place to say how I feel.
I hope you're all doing great and have a fun weekend!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

It's Independence Day.

It's the official summer holiday - 4th of July!
 

Bring on the:





All of the goodies! I cannot wait :-)
(all images from weheartit.com)

But let's not forget the real reason for celebrating:
(google images)
The men and women who proudly fought for the freedom we have today!
Also those who continue to do so as I type this!
Thank you for all you do.

I am so proud to be an American!

Let freedom ring, Let the white dove sing
Let the whole world know that today is the day of a reckoning
Let the weak be strong, Let the right be wrong
Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay
It's Independence Day
- Martina McBride


Friday, July 2, 2010

Take me out to the ball game..

Hey! Long time no blog post from me. But what's new right? lol
I won't win blogger of the year but that's okay!
Anyways . . .

M surprised me with tickets to the ball game Wednesday night!
It was absolutely beautiful outside - 75 and breezy!

I'll let the pictures do the talking now :-)

 
proof of purchase :-)

waiting for the light rail train

welcome to the ball park

the first 20,000 people received bobble heads


 
the Baltimore Sun (newspaper)

 
enjoying the game!

the stats board

 
retired numbers of past players

a puppet of the Oriole bird that a little boy had

 
look at all that orange.
we may not have a great team
but we do support our O's!

homerun! I think the O's had about 3 or 4 that night :-)

 
kisses for my boy

Such a fun night! I love doing spontaneous things like this.
We hadn't been since last summer and I can't wait to go again!