Friday, October 31, 2008

The Longest Game of Tag I Have EVER Played!

10 years ago I . . .
1. 17 years old, in my Junior year at Leon High School!
2. was hanging out all the time with my boyfriend at the time...
3. and hanging out all the rest of the time with my bestest friends including Jessica G.
4. driving my first car to school! My silver 2-door Honda Civic! I was so cool... and now Michael drives it and he is so uncool...
5. listened to Dave Matthews Band, shopped at the Gap and got Razzberry Cool at the Govorner's Square Mall whenever I got the chance.

5 things on my "to do list" today . . .
1. Write my paper on Anglo-Saxon Literature.
2. Write by paper on Washington Irving and "The Legend of Sleepy Hallow."
3. study Italian.
4. rush home to hand-out Halloween candy to trick-or-treater's from 6pm to 8pm. (We have set time for Trick-or-Treating here in Ohio! Isn't that bizarre!?)
5. watch a scary movie, eat popcorn and chocolate with my hubby.

5 snacks I like . . .
1. chocolate
2. pickles
3. olives
4. cheeze-its
5. sun chips

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire . . .
1. Go on a $10,000+ shopping spree
2. travel
3. pay off mine and Michael's student loans, and get another degree
4. put aside enough for a house for when we finally settle down again...
5. invest the rest


5 places I have lived . . .
1. Tallahassee, Florida
2. Bountiful, Utah
3. Logan, Utah
4. Salt Lake City, Utah
5. Cincinnati, Ohio

5 jobs that I have had . . .
1. My first job was at Guthrie's!! Yummy, I miss that chicken!
2. The movie theater in Logan, Utah while at college
3. sales associate at Meier and Frank (formerly ZCMI)
4. receptionist at a men's barber shop I forget the name...
5. a nanny for 3 crazy boys!!!

8 favorite TV shows I love to watch.
1. The Office
2. America's Next Top Model
3. The Hills
4. Friends
5.I don't get the chance to watch that much television!
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8 things I did yesterday
1. Got up and went to work at 6:30 am.
2. Went to Meijer to buy Luke a Halloween costume
3. ate Chipotle for lunch
4. read 62 pages of Literature
5. watched an episode of House Hunters
6. studied for my mid-term
7. watched the Office
8. tossed and turned in bed because I couldn't sleep

8 favorite places to eat (in no particular order)
1. Anything Indian
2. Anything Thai
3. Chipotle
4. Panera Bread
5. Lindy's in Columbus,Ohio (I still remember the yummy steak. Perfection.)
6. Bronte
7. First Watch
8. Buffalo Wings and Rings

8 things I am looking forward to (again, in no particular order)
1. Graduation Day - June 13th 2009!
2. Christmas!!
3. When Michael finishes the grad school application process and we know where we will be in 9 months from now...
4. going to Europe next summer with Tish and Trevor and visiting my mom and dad in Germany.
5. the end of the Quarter
6. sleeping in tomorrow
7. having children
8. checking off all of those books on my list

8 things on my wish list (n.p.o.)
1. a new pair of jeans... Merry X-mas Jayna?
2. flowers
3. to live in a foreign country
4. to live in New York City
5. a message
6. to run a marathon
7. to be able to play the violin
8. That Michael and I can sell our home in a timely manner and find the time to keep int clean!

8 people I tag . . .
1. Tara
2. Misty
3. Lynze (Right back at 'cha)
4. Dee Ann
5. Aubree Tallman
6. Jennie
7. Alexis
8. Heather Duff

Playing Catch-Up on a Couple Games of Tag...

I've been tagged by Lynze. The Six Things You May Not Know About Me Are:

1. I have a heartshaped birthmark on my collarbone.


2. I love to organize things, my school work, cabinets, drawers, photographs, files, and my mother would let me organize the kitchen cabinets whenever I wanted, but I never want to clean my house!

3. I have an addiction to designer jeans... I blame this on Michael who bought me my first pair when we were dating. Those were the days when Seven for All Mankind Jeans were only $129.00. Sigh...

4. I watch The Hills.

5. Since I was a kid I've loved to look at house plans and imagine myself walking through them from room to room.


6. I practically live in my car and it is a disaster! If anyone is wondering what to get me for Christmas - a full-detail car wash would be perfect!!

I tag Amy Cottrell, Ann Muldowney and Melissa Kelly.
Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who has tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Write 6 random things about yourself
4. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fun with Helium



Michael has met some really great students while at UC and some of them have been very entertaining... such as our new friends Axel, Louisa, Alex and Caroline from Europe.

****Just a note, we do not condone the inhalation of Helium :) ****

A couple of weeks ago we had them over for dinner and while one of my old birthday balloons was floating around the ceiling, Axel mentioned that he had seen people using helium in movies and didn't know what it did... so of course we dared him to try it! They said they don't have helium inflated balloons in Europe and they had never played with them before! Go figure!

This is actual footage of our friend Axel from Belgium and Louisa from France having fun with a helium balloon! Too funny to not add!! BTW I love how she says "Bonjour"! Too Cute!
video video

Fun with the Wii

We recently had some of our friends over to play our New Wii and we had a lot of fun! When it became very apparent that the 'new' players play much different than the 'seasoned' players (because having had our Wii for an entire month, that is what Michael and I like to call ourselves, 'seasoned' players), we just had to get it on camera. So, this video is for you Louis... if you would like to study the technique and come on over for another round, we will be waiting for you. And Michael will be sure to wear his helmet... video

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Who wears the pants in the family?

Apparently Fitz does.

So, Michael has this habit of leaving clothes all over the house and normally I complain and nag, but this kodak moment was too cute to get mad about. For those who don't know, since we don't have children our cats fill the void for the time being.

Their names are Fitzgerald (Fitz for short) and Sadie, and they seem to thing everything of ours is theirs, even our pants apparently.

Luckily, I had the camera nearby and didn't disturb her slumber too much.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

My 27th (or 18th) Birthday Party



Michael threw me a party for my 27th Birthday and we had such a great time. We love to get together with friends and have party's at our home and this time around Michael was in charge of everything from decorations (none) to food (hamburgers and hotdogs). He even decorated my cake I made and did such a great job and just for fun he wrote my age in candles on the top - 18 - I guess he thought I was feeling old or something...
Well, after eating cake he presented me with my Birthday present, a Wii Game System!! I had no idea he was going to give this to me for my birthday even though I had told him before it would be fun to have. We had a lot of fun setting it up and playing some tennis that night while some of our friends were still there.

Overall, it was a great birthday. I have discovered that 27 is not NEARLY as old as I thought it would be when I was 9. Michael did a pretty good job with the party planning, although I am sure he appreciates all I do in previous planning because of his lone efforts at this party, but I am sure we will have many more get-together's in the future.

I also have to say thanks to Michael's family for thier contribution to my B-Day present!! Especially my bestest sister-in-law Tish!! You're GREAT!!!

Big B's B-Day Party

A few weeks ago my friend Jennie gave a surprise party for her husband Britton. We had such a great time in the Mansion at their apartment complex playing pool, ping-pong and taking pictures. All of us girls tried a few times (okay, maybe 9 or 10) to get a good picture and here are our attempts in order. We tried to use the automatic button but just couldn't get it right!! Needless to say, we had a lot of fun trying to strike a perfect pose. I think we may have gotten one or two decent pics out of it!