Thursday, September 28, 2006

a date for danielle

This is my baby brother, Mason, and our little cousin Emma (she's my mini-me). He's 23 and recently graduated from WMU with a degree in accounting - he needs a few more credits before he can become a CPA, so he's taking some exciting classes at OCC. He was originally going to take a few courses at Walsh, but he found out that it doesn't matter what the classes are on - he simply needs a certain amount of credits. So he is taking Golf and Wine Appreciation.

Mason has a mildly retarded dog named Coda, who is a "good boy!" that likes to chase his tail.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

i love tv

It's true ... I am having a love affair with my television. You see, Matthew Perry has a new show.


You haven't seen Studio 60 yet? Are you sure you aren't living under a rock?

It's the best; witty, fast paced, well written, and the cast is fabulous - Matthew Perry and the guy who played "Eric" in Billy Madison. Eric may be a bad man, but he's great on this show.

It airs Mon. at 10 PM on NBC. Don't forget to set your TiVo.

Friday, September 22, 2006

let's play catch up

I have been meaning to post all week, today will work!

Last weekend I went to Yeimy's bachelorette party - tons of fun! Relaxing and generally chilling out with people you don't get to see everyday is so great. It was really neat to just pick up old friendships again. Thank you all so much for inviting me!

Then on Tuesday I went to Shipshewana, wanted to go antiquing, but we just cruised the flea market instead - no I did not buy any fleas.

Today my parents are coming down! We are going to Brown County tomorrow, it should be a ton of fun and I have a feeling we will finally get some antiquing in - Yeah!

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Picture me cruising around the Food Network site.
George Duran - sweet!
Alton Brown - WooHoo!
Rachel Ray - ok.

And then I see this.
Picture has been removed so that Karen will no longer be grossed out :)

Vomit time! I think I'm done looking for new recipes.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

what are you staring at?

Do you ever take your earring out to talk on the phone, and then leave the house with only one earring in?

I do it about once a day.

Monday, September 11, 2006

free and fun

Hungry Girl has some great stuff today!

Free and yummy eatables, plus clown faced lunch meat :)


should i?

For the past few years I've been contemplating writing Mommo's (Jocko's maternal Grandmother) stories out and giving them to the family as Christmas gifts. I get butterflies thinking about it; her life story was so interesting, and I don't think that most of the family appreciates it, but I would love to get it out of my head and set it free.

How would you feel receiving a book of family stories from someone who married into the family? I don't want to over step my boundaries - but I don't think anyone else is interested in taking on this project. What would you do?

Thursday, September 07, 2006

recent discovery

When thawed, frozen bananas turn in to mush.

3 years

Yesterday Jocko and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary; at least we would have if he hadn't been out of town for work (thanks, Marathon). I was pretty bummed about him not being here and so I moped around for most of the day, a delivery of flowers temporarily lifted my spirits.

I love them, and Jocko wrote me the nicest little flower card. I was a bit worried about where to put them, because pink isn't exactly in our color palette. I knew they wouldn't work in the deep red dining room, and the table is the wrong scale for the arrangement anyway,so I plunked them on the kitchen table. And wouldn't you know, the pink looks very nice in my cream-with-red-accents kitchen.