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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Middle of the Week... Let the countdown to vacation begin (8 days). Wee Bit Wed.

Hello Everybody...Top of the morning (or afternoon) to all of you. I have a feeling today is going to be a blah day so I have to try super hard to motivate myself to do work.

I am proud of myself because I ran 2 miles yesterday...While my times werent where I would ideally like them to be I have to realize that I am just starting out again and I cant be at the point where I am averaging 7 min/mile. I also did 1 hour of hot zumba yesterday. It was only hot zumba because the air wasnt working and I SWEAR it was 100 DEGREES in there. I never sweated that much in my entire life...

Time for some Wee Bit of me Wednesdays...Go link up!

{one} if you won a trip to Disneyland/world, who would you take with you?

I would take Kevin and it will be to Disneyworld. 1) We both have never been 2) He is a lot of fun to take places 3) He would kill me if I didnt take him ;)
This is us at Disneyland 2 years ago. Don't we look like we are having fun?

{two} when was the last time you listened to a CD?

I would say probably 6 months ago and it was Taylor Swift

{three} what spice/seasoning is your favorite?

I LOVE spices. It is what makes my food tastes so yummy. My obsession is Tapatio. I love it. My favorite seasoning to cook with is Garlic Salt. Really anything with Garlic I love

Makes my mouth water!

{four} if you were in a band, what kind of music would you play?

Um Crappy music? Oh are we assuming that I would have talent? Probably hard rock then yah!!


{five} if you could have personally witnessed one historical event, which one would it be?

Hmmm this is a tough one. I would say to be there when the automobile was invented because that is something that completly changed the world. :)

{six} if you could go back to school, what would you study?

I would go back for my MBA with an emphasis on Business Development/Management. I also want to go to school so I can do event planning/wedding coordination on the side.

{seven} if you could go to one sporting event, all expenses paid, which one would you see?

The Super Bowl… Easiest question I have ever had to answer ever. I will go see one Super Bowl before I die!

{eight} do you drive an automatic or a manual?

I dive an automatic. I dont know how to drive stick...I feel it might be something I should learn how to do.

{nine} are you comfortable speaking in front of people?

In front of a large crowd? Not really but I get warmed up and then I can do a fairly good job. I think everyone gets nervous before that.

{ten} have you ever experienced an earthquake?

Of course, I live in CA for goodness sake. I have experienced more earthquakes than I count. I am lucky that I havent experienced a big one.

Happy Hump Day! I hope you have a great one :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A HodgePodge Post!

Ok well... Its going to be a crazy week as its the last week of the month and quarter. I am legitamately stressed out for the first time in my current job. Oh well I just need to get past this week. that is why I didnt really have time nor the motivation to do a post yesterday.

Here is my quick weekend recap:
  • Friday: Took my friend to the airport then had couples game night. (I wrote about it in my Happy List)
  • Saturday: Layed around all day. That night we went over to my neighbor's house to a party over there. It was a lot of fun but I might have had a bit too much fun when explains my sunday.
  • Sunday: :Layed in bed most of the day and was 100% lazy. Went over to Buck and Dlo's that night to watch the Laker game. Had yummy chicken fajitas taco (with Tapatio my obsession) and Sees suckers for dessert. We also watched a lot of Weapon Warriors  Deadliest Warriors on Spike.
Yep it was a lovely weekend full of a lot of lazyness and fun times.

So yesterday I decided that I was going to start training for a half marathon. Yep the thoughts that just pop into my head. SOOOOOO I will be running my first half marathon on Oct 9,2011. I was a competitive runner for 6 years but I did mostly middle distance (mile and 800). I did Cross country for 5 years but the longest distance I ever ran was 10 miles. I am pretty excited to get back into running but nervous at the same time (as I need to strengthen my bad ankle)

I have created (bv merging together a variety of different plans) a 7 week program in which I will be running in a 5K and a 10K. Then I will start on a 20 week training program for the 1/2 marathon. So all in all it is a 27 week training program which I feel will be good for me.

So here are my running goals and plans.
  • Start training today! Thats right folks I will be running a 2.5 miler in just a little bit
  • Run in a 5K race on April 23. I hope to get 21 minutes or faster (I use to run them in 19-20:30).
  • Run in a 10K race on May 15. My main goal is to finish without walking. I actually hope to get a time better than 49 min.
  • Stick to my 27 week training program even with my work and personal travels that I have coming up
  • Run the 1/2 marathon! My goal is just to finish.

Except it will say 1/2 marathon... :)
I will be proving a lot to myself if I get trained in time and run the whole 1/2 marathon. I will be so proud of myself. I know its going to be a long adventure but I will blog about my progress here. Anyone out there that has ran a 1/2 or full marathon? Any advice

One last thing, I am super excited because we will be leaving for vacation next Thursday! :) YAY!! I cant wait to fly up to SF and just experience the sites. Going to be nice to take a longer vacation then just a weekend

Sunday, March 27, 2011

GTKY Sunday and Why am I Up?

Hiya folks! Don't you hate those mornings after a long night where you just cant sleep in even if you were trying? That was me... I kept waking up over and over and trying to go back to sleep but finally I gave up and got out of bed at 8:20 am ummm hello body its fricking Sunday!! Oh well.

 I think its funny that the first thing I thought was "I wonder if GTKY is already up" Classic. So go link up over at MannLand5's Getting to Know You Sunday so you can be as cool as me ;)

1. what inspires you?

Friends & Family, the gym, beautiful pictures, money, the need to be a better person

2. what was the last thing you bought yourself?

Does food count? Because I bought myself Panera bread yesterday and it was super tasty.
3. would you rather watch a movie in a theater or from the comfort of your own home?

It really depends but I guess in the theaters. I don't go to see movies a lot but when I do i really enjoy myself. I really want to go see Something Borrowed when that comes out. If its a movie that I am super excited about then I like to go. But usually I just prefer to watch episodes of The Office.
4. household chore you don't mind doing?

I hate hate cleaning so that is really hard. I guess wiping down stuff lol. I really despise all household chores.
5. coffee or tea?

Tea all the way! I especially love making myself Iced Chai Lattes especially because mine taste better than Starbucks... Thanks Keruig! But Hot Chocolate  trumps it all

6. what could you eat every day and not get sick of??

Sushi and chocolate... Probably not together
7. what's the last book you read?

wow I dont even know. I need to read on my PanDigital more. Such a bad ebook reader lately. Been too addicted to blogs

8. do you think you look you "look" your age?

No. I look younger and I always get told that. But I think I am starting to look more my age now :) Yay!
I hope you have a fantastic Sunday and that it goes by slow so that we all can stay in the weekend longer

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy List Saturday! Come join in the Jubilation

Hiya folks! Happy Saturday and a happy one it is! I already feel so accomplished and it is 11:30 am here in semi-sunny CA. I am glad that the rain has subsided for a bit. This week has had some heavy rain (in CA standards) that I have had to do a lot of driving in. Its nice that the weather outside is beautiful; not too hot and not too cold. It is just right!

So it is Saturday and it is time for another Happy List over at Dandelion Wishes. If you are happy (and you should be) then go link up!


I am happy that I woke up early this morning (8:30 am on a weekend is not easy for me) and hit up the gym to do Zumba. (Even if it wasnt the right zumba instructor and she kinda sucked).

I am happy that I am getting the opportunity to dance all the time and it counts as exercising.

I am happy that I have been doing pretty well at not spending friviously. I mean sure I would love to go buy me a pair of shoes or some clothes but I need to work on saving and having better money skills. I have been doing good thus far.

I am happy that my original game and drinking night got cancelled last night because we got to go over to our favorite couple's house. There were 3 of us couples and we went out to Ihop (I was good and had a ham& cheese omlete with eggs substitute with fruit) then we came back and played Loaded Questions adult (I was having extraordinary luck at this game and guessing everyone right)

I am happy that I have the house to myself and I can lay here and just catch up on blogs and take a little nap.

This would be nice too... But Ill take my couch

I am happy that I have been able to turn off work during the weekend. At my last jobs I wasnt ever able to leave work and stress during work hours. I would stress all the time at night and over the weekend. My stress level and happiness has changed remarkably with my current job.

Finally I am happy that I am once again going out to LA to a lounge/club to dance the night away with friends and Kevin. I LOVE dancing (if you havent already figured that out.

What are you happy for this lovely weekend?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Foodie Thursdays

Hiya folks! Happy Thursday! So I am going to introduce a new theme into my blog because you all know (or should know ;) )that I love themes. Food Thursdays (I know its not an aliteration but o well)

I am a pretty big foodie. I love food. There are not too many things that make me happier than food trucks, new restaruants, and food festivals. I am constantly looking for information on restaurant weeks, savor and strolls, and "taste of" towns. If you look Im sure you can find some awesome food events happening around you. I use Yelp as my main resource to find great new places to eat because its nice to see how others rate it and also what they recommend.

Lately my obsession has been Food Trucks. I'm talking about the gourmet food trucks that have specialized menus and have people raving about them. The ones that have the mouth watering menus and the paint job to go along with it. I have tracked them down and fit them into my work schedule so I can start scheduling my appointments around where the highest rated food trucks will be. I have decided Im going to try to eat at a food truck once a week. Yummy!

Every Thursday from 11 am-2 pm there is a Food Truck Fare at the OC fair grounds in Costa Mesa, CA.  There are different trucks featured each week. Basically there are 10 food trucks set up in the parking lot all right next to each other ready to fulfill whatever your craving (tacos, bbq, potatoes and fries, meat, sushi, greek, etc).

Mmmmmm Sushi!! I didnt have this one but it looks good eh? That comes out of a van
I stopped by there for the first time and boy I was a super happy camper. I hit up the RollingSushi Van anf got Spicy Tuna Chips and a Baked Lobster Roll. It may be a bit scary at first to get Sushi from a van but it was delicious. For dessert I had Rasberry Louks from Louks to Go. I really wanted the Nutella with banana one but they ran out of bananas. The rasberry one was super good too though.

Nutella Louks... I wish they didnt run out of bananas. Looks soo good.

If you havent tried out a gourmet food truck you are missing out. It is great and unique cusine for inexpensive prices. I would recommend you check out Yelp to find food trucks around you and find out when the best rated trucks will be by your work.

Have you had food truck gourmet? What did you think?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesdays and Workout Update

Hiya folks! Well its time for Wee Bit Wednesdays. Im going to do this before I get my lazy ass ready for work. I love my field days because I have a lot of flexibility but sometimes it makes it really hard to be motivated to get out of the house and go do my job. (But I do I do I promise!). Anyway this time I am going to blame it on Leigh Ashley for her Wee Bit Wednesday ;) Go link up!

{one} what was your first job?

Well I use to be a mothers' helper than a babysitter from a young age. BUT my first real paycheck job was working at a local amusement park where I grew up. I was too young to be a ride operator though so I worked in the cafe and the little carts. My favorite was the ice cream cart

{two} have you ever seen a stand up comedian?

Yes, actually I just saw Jay Mohr at The Improv and OMG he was sooo funny! I was using some of his jokes for the following 2 weeks. I loved it! I want to go to the Improv more

{three} when was the last time you played mini golf?

Its been a while. i use to go pretty often when i was in high school. I think I went to Boomers about a year ago or so and played. I suck at mini golf. I mean hitting the ball into the water bad.

{four} what was the last picture you took?

This weekend, I took pictures with me and the girls. I think the one I took was of my friends dancing at the club

{five} burnt food: yes or no?

Depends what it is. I like my marshmellows and tortillas burnt but thats about it. Also I prefer to call it "charcol"

{six} if you have a pocket full of change, what do you do with it?

Put it in my purse or in my car. Then I use it the next time I go through the drive thru

{seven} can you touch your tongue to your nose?

See its super long and Im not even sticking it out all the way

Yes. I have a long tongue. It reaches to the bottom of my chin

{eight} do you scrapbook?

No but I should... I jsut am not that crafty or patient.

{nine} do you buy lottery tickets?

I have before but I dont do it regularly. I buy scratchers when I am feeling lucky and I buy a lottery ticket or two when the lottery gets up to be really high.

{ten} do you prefer to be in front of the camera or behind it?

In front :)

Workout and Healthy Eating Update:

Ok I think I'll post some of my workouts here so that it can keep me accountable. I have started to eat healthier and to workout more regularly. I don't have a weight loss goal though, I just want to tighten up especially my stomach, and I want to live a healthier life.
So the past two weeks I have been doing pretty well at both these goals.  I have been doing multiple classes at 24 hour fitness and have partnered up with gym buddies. Here have been my workouts thus far.

Wed: Zumba for 1 hour
Thursday: Dancing for multiple hours
Saturday: Dancing for 2 hours
Mon: Stairmaster for 10 minutes, 150 crunches, and 1 hour of hip hop class
Tuesday: 1 hour gym workout (150 crunches, leg press, quads and theighs machines with weights, 20 minutes on eliptical). 1 hour of Zumba

On the healthy eating side, Kevin has decided to go Vegetarian for 6 months which annoyed me at first (because Ill have to make 2 meals) but now I realize its going to help me because I can eat vegetarian meals a couple of days a week. If you have ideas of healthy meals (vegetarian or with meat) please let me know.

Yesterday we had Vegetarian Soy dogs on Whole Wheat bread with onions and pickles. Tonight I am making cheese stuffed tortellini salad with spinach.

Well that is all  I hope you all have a fantastic Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It was a busy but quick weekend- Clubbing, Drinking, and Nap Times

SO for the past few weekends we have been packing our weekends full of stufff because during the week we dont have much time to do stuff. While its great to be doing fun stuff all weekend the downfall is that the weekend goes by way too fast.

I may be a day late but here is my weekend recap. I will start with Thursday night because this week that was part of the weekend since it was St. Patty's day after all

Thursday: Im here for the Green Beer

Kevin and I went to one of my "sister's" house who was hosting a party complete with Green beer, shamrock sandwiches,  and lime and margarita jello shots. It was a green green night. I came with 2 travel coffee cups filled with my drink of choice lately (Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade-alcoholic Arnold Palmer) since I do not like beer. I also brought the Margarita jello shots I made which ended up being a big hit (lime jello made with 1 cup water, 1 cup tequila and a shot or two of Triple Sec).

Me, my munchkin, and my roomie!

The "family". Stephanie claims me and Kevin are her parents lol

I ended up hanging with a bunch of my other sisters dancing the night away while the boys chatted it up on the outside of the dance floor. I literally danced the night away and didnt care that I had to get up early the next morning for work.

Oh and it was great because I played a joke on my "roomie" (she was my college roommate for 2 years and we still call eachother that). She is super afraid of leprechauns and there was this dude there that was dressed like a leprechaun so I had him chase her around all night...Reminded me of being back in college.
Me with my Roomie.. See she still loves me

Saturday: Party like a Drunkard RockStar

Don't we look gorgeous? (one of the many shots of the evening)
I skipped Friday because all I did was come home from work and watch TV then go to sleep pretty early. I know how lame. Anyway...Saturday during the day was full of errands of which now I cant remember what we had to do and then we had to make sure our house was clean for Saturday night because we were having people over for a pre-party before going clubbing in Pasadena.

The pre-party was a lot of fun and I am sure there were people that were willing to stay and play at our house instead of going to the club. I had my 2nd batch of margarita jello shots along with Tequila Rose (amazing strawberry tasting stuff that you should try), tequila shots, and alcoholic Arnold Palmers. The kitchen was the happening place with lots of drinking and laughs and of course pictures.

Tequila Rose. I like it because it tastes yummy and its pink

Jello Shots!

When we finally ventured off to the club it was 10 pm. We got there about 10:30 or 10:45. I have decided we had way too many people with us that it was hard to keep up with everyone. It was me and 3 of my sisters (Elle, Roomie, and munchkin), one of my girl friends and her friend (Wendy and Kalli), and boyfriends and friends (5 guys). Then when we got to the club I met up with another girl friend and her friend (Chey and Veronica) and kevin had 4 friends come. It was pretty crazy.


There were lots of kissy pictures

Exhibit A...This is one of my favorites. See sisters love each other
See Exhibit B

And Exhibit C... I Love this picture of us though

I tried to dance as much as possible but I think I kept getting distracted with conversations and drinks. I also managed to sneak a flask in so we had a little too much fun with that. It was a successful night though because we all had a lot of fun, danced a bunch, enjoyed our drinks without anyone getting stupid drunk, and had the most entertaining car ride home. The only bad thing? I didnt sleep at ALL that night.

Well that was my weekend. Sorry for the lengthy post and the excess of pictures. Hopefully I didnt bore you too much :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

GTKY Just one Day Late

Hey all. So i had a fantastic weekend but its a little too much work and time to do the weekend recap at work so I will do one late this evening. I need to really remember to do scheduled postings so Im  not being sneaky at work.

However, I did want to do a brief Getting to Know you Sunday a day late because I am sooo happy these are back!! I love the questions she comes up with. You could join in late as well or make sure to check it out next Sunday.

1. if you won the title of miss america, what would your platform be?
It would be for equality for all especially for Gay Rights. I feel everyone should be treated equal and it makes me sad that still in this day and age people are still being discriminated against.

2. outdoorsy or indoorsy?
Hmm I guess Im more indoorsy because Im often indoors but I do like hiking, beach, walks, and beautiful weather
3. pajama's out in public..classy or tres tacky?
It really depends. I tend to not do it.. But its forgivable if its earlier in the morning or before 10 am on weekends. And as long as they are classy pjs.

4. what's your favorite room in your house?
At my new home I LOVE my kitchen. I am going to have to take a picture of it for you. Its big and has gorgeous counters and beautiful white cabients. I also love the living room because its where me and Kevin watch hours of The Office

5. nook, kindle, or book?

Nook Color or an iPad. I really want an iPad. I currently have a PanDigital but I need to use it more. But I cant play games on it or read magazine subscriptions (well most magazines)

6. would you rather wear the same outfit for a week or not brush your teeth for a week?
Same outfit but both are disgusting. Can I change my undies?
7. what's your favorite blog at the moment?
Hmm thats hard. I would say all the blogs on my blog roll!! :) Way to be indecisive

8. lately i've been daydreaming about.........?
Weddings (and no im not engaged) and puppies. :)

Stay tuned for a weekend recap!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Its Saturday and I am happy!! So let me share my list!

Hey folks!! How are you all doing on this lovely Saturday? I am super excited for today. Its a gorgeous day here in sunny overcast CA and Im having a semi-lazy afternoon (I did clean the house a bit so its not fully lazy).

I decided I wanted to participate in the Happy List over at Dandelion Wishes since there are so many things to be happy for this week.


I am happy that I finally got to celebrate St Patty's day the right way! I havent drank on St Patty's day since I graduated college.

I am happy that my jello shots were a big hit. Margarita flavored jello shots for the win. I will even share the recipe.

          Ingredients: lime jello, tequila (preferibly silver), triple sec, and a lime.
          Recipe: Boil 1 cup of water and pour it in a bowl with the lime jello. Stir until it is pure liquid.
                      Add 6 oz of tequila and 4 oz of triple sec (do more or less depending on how lethal you like)
                      Put into a caserole dish or if you are meticulous pour into little plastic dishes. Then refrigerate

I am happy that it was a great week

I am happy that I made my Febuary goal and will be getting my full comission on April 15

I am happy that Im lucky to have a great job where I make a good salary so that when I get my quarterly comissions and bonuses they can go straight into savings.

I am happy that I am going to go out dancing tonight with a fun group of guys and gals. We are going to dance until the world ends because Brittany says to

I am happy that Kevin's mom gave us her king sized bed frame for free now we only have to get the mattress

Maybe this will be the next step?
I am happy that I was domesticated on Thursday and cleaned the whole house and that Ive been good at cooking dinner.
I am happy that I made the best chilli of my life. It was mexican style chilli and the sauce tasted like Sopa.

I am happy that I have wonderful friends and that they make me feel loved.

I am happy that we booked our vacation for SF from April 7-12th and got an amazing deal. 2 round trip tickets on Virgin (its the only airline kevin will fly) and 5 nights at a nice hotel in Union Square for $736. That is $368/person for a 6 day vacation. :)

I am happy that people have already started giving us food recommendations and activities to do for our vacation. If you know of any great restaurants let me know!

Are you happy today? Go link up and tell us why!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

ODD News Fridays are back!! :)

Hey everybody! Im slacking off at work big time right now but shhh I didnt say that. I always think "ill be better next Friday" but seriosuly Fridays are soo hard to work, especially in my office because everyone is in a silly and giddy mood and we are all casual. I work better when Im wearing a pencil skirt, blouse, and heels.

Anyway I digress, I am happy to report that Odd News Fridays are officially back and boy am I excited so lets get started :)

Making Up a Reality AKA Scientists are Bored

Apparently scientists got bored one day and watched the movie Up and decided "hmmm we can do this". National Geographic engineered an actual house that could fly with the help of 300 balloons and it actually did work. It flew for 1 hour and there was no big birds or talking dogs involved. I just dont understand why we need a flying house...gives a whole new meaning to mobile home though

Anything for a Successful Visit

Rio de Janeiro will do anything to make sure it doesnt rain while Obama is there on his visit. They have even hired a medium to keep the rain clouds away during the President's trip. I am sure Obama would not shy away from a couple of showers since he has spent a lot of his life in Illinois where rain is a nice alternative to their snow storms. Hey if she makes good money fooling these people then the more power to her.

Ice Cream or Xanex?

An ice cream man was accused of dealing prescription drugs while using an ice cream truck as a cover. He made a lot of money from it while he got away from it but Im sure it pissed the kids off when they went up to ask for their Power Ranger ice cream with bubble gum eyes and he only had Oxycodine...Okay i guess it wasnt like that, he still had ice cream but still imagine if that was your ice cream man. But really you shouldnt trust an ice cream man whose truck has the name Lickety Split on it.

Well folks that is all especially because i need to get back to work (boo and hiss). I hope that you all have a great weekend. Im hoping mine doesnt go by too quick but im sure it will since its jamed pack full of stuff.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wee Bit of me Wednesdays just a wee bit late.

Happy St. Patrick's day everyone! I hope you are all wearing your green :) I am not because I don't have a work shirt that is green, maybe Ill go buy a little shamrock pin or something. Anyway I love St Pattys day...its one of my favorite holidays (yay for being Irish!). Tonight I am going to a party at my friend's house and if Im feeling up to it I will be making green jello shots (margarita flavored).\

Anyway, since I have missed Wee Bit Wednesdays and since I didnt get to do it yesterday, you guys get to read about it today (also since I really dont have time nor the motivation to do a full blog entry). Guess what will be back tomorrow?? Odd News Fridays!! I know you have missed those so stay tune for that.

{one} scruffy or clean shaven?
I go back and forth on this but usually clean shaven. It really depends on the guy though. Like Kevin usually looks better clean shaven but there are times that I like him a bit scruffy. I guess I really didnt answer the question.

{two} what’s your favorite sundae topping?
Chocolate, hot fudge, and more chocolate :)
This would be ideal

{three} do you own slippers?
Yes but I never wear them. I think I lost them somewhere. 

{four} did you ever have a tree house?
at my grandparents we played in the tree house that my dad and his siblings use to play in. At one of our childhood homes we had a huge lot and so my brother, sister, and I built forts in the bushes, we each had our own "home base"

{five} how you do relieve stress?
Driving fast with loud music, read, talk to myself, zone out and ignore life (do this often)

{six} what’s your favorite dr. seuss book?
Green Eggs and Ham... 

{seven} have you ever taken dance classes?
Yes. I took jazz for a couple of years, ballet for 1/2 a year. I want to take burlesque and salsa dancing classes. I also Zumba does that count? ;)

{eight} which do you use more: the thesaurus or the dictionary?
um neither...but i guess the dictionary

{nine} what’s your favorite form of exercise?
It use to be running and if my ankles werent so bad it would be. But i like the dance exercise classes at 24 hour fitness especailly zumba.

{ten} what’s the longest you’ve ever waited in line?
I waited a full day in line s that I can be at the front of a Panic! at the Disco concert. 

Well I hope you all have a fantastic Thursday! 

What are your St. Patrick's Day Plans?