Friday, October 31, 2008

1 hour and 9 minutes....without TRAFFIC!

I need out of this town. My husband makes 35 dollars an hour more than I do at his job and would have to commute. I could find something closer to home. We are thinking of renting in Tracy, CA before we buy, to see if he can handle the commute. If any of you know San Francisco traffic, you know it sucks! Tracy offers HUGE custom homes for a very reasonable price. The city does NOT! Have any of you had to commute and what are your thoughts on it???

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Why McCain???

Got this emailed to me today and I felt like sharing it. Aaron and I filled out our absentee ballots last night and although he voted for Obama and I voted for McCain, we voted the same on all the props. I got to work today, and shared with my co-workers and a few others whom I voted for. Because of my voting choice, I have been yelled at, called ignorant, narrow minded, racist, have been told to get off the "farm," etc. I just smile and say, well, you are entitled to your opinion. It makes me laugh because I am surrounded by LIBERALS! It is scary that all of these people who don't share in my opionion are trying to "persuade" my vote by using these lame tactics. Now I really hope the McCain/Palin Party kicks butt just to piss these people off!

Why McCain

Interesting - - - - A Black man speaking about a Black man.And what is more interesting the writer is analyzing theSituation as I am. It's not about race. Do not listen to the Candidates.... Look at their records.

The article below was written by syndicated columnist, Thomas Sowell, a black man. He wrote it in a humorous way this past week in a column titled 'Random Thoughts' and published it in newspapers nationally, so maybe you've already seen it. If not, be my guest:Senator John McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama can cause me to vote for McCain. After long and serious thought, I have decided to endorse Senator John McCain for President. I have always voted for the person and have not voted for anyone because some political party was telling me who I should vote for. We all know the choices by now and, that said, I do believe that the process of selecting a chief executive is deeply flawed. The words 'money' and 'special interests' come to mind, among many others. Here's the way I see it: Barack Obama, you are a fine public speaker. You are also an extremely liberal Senator from the State of Illinois , which has a long and rich history of political corruption of the first magnitude. You are indeed a child of that system. You have finally insulted my intelligence far beyond my capacity to tolerate your insults. It has nothing at all to do with your skin color. As a matter of fact, it would be so COOL to finally have an African-American for President. What a great statement that would be to the entire world that we are indeed the greatest country on earth! But, unfortunately, General Colin Powell is not running, and YOU are NOT the man for this job ! Barack baby, you want me to believe that you have never he ard the sermons of your own pastor, the Right Reverend 'God Damn America' Jeremiah Wright. It is a matter of record that this has been your church for over 20 years. It is a matter of record that you were married there by this very pastor, and that your children were baptized there.The good Reverend saw fit to visit Khadafy in Libya with you and to give a lifetime achievement award to Louis Farrakhan, of all people.We have all now seen excerpts of his sermons all over the airwaves by now. And you have publicly stated that this man IS your 'spiritual mentor.' BUT, your pastor is NOT the reason I am NOT voting for you. His words were disturbing enough, but it is your own HUGE church congregation, seen jumping, hooting and howling to his words in the background that disturb me the most. And please don't tell me you attended church there and never once heard a 'discouraging word' in the 20 years you attended there. Don't tell me, that in addition to the good reverend, that you are now not having anything to do with all those other people seen hooting and howling out in the audience in the background of his fiery tirades. Even Oprah Winfrey got disgusted and walked out on your campaign. I am no Oprah fan, but still she did the right thing. Now you look me in the eye and ask me to believe that you never heard such language in all the years you attended there! This is like me telling you that I attended dozens of Klan rallies and never once heard the 'N' word. Yep. And Bill Clint on 'did not inhale'. Yes, Mr. Obama, we all have friends who have said stupid things that embarrassed us, but NOW you have asked me to believe something that is so incredibly stupid that you are telling me that I am just stupid enough to believe you. THAT is the main reason that I will never vote for you.I am deeply sorry, that in a country teeming with enormously talented African Americans who would make a good President that the political system has chosen YOU. You are a pathetic and plastic excuse for an American, who will not even salute the Flag during the Pledge of Allegiance. God forbid you ever get near the Oval Office.Which leaves us with Senator John McCain. John, you are a flawed man. You are a bit old, a bit looney, and you have a notoriously bad temper. This perfectly qualifies you, in my humble opinion, to lead us for the next eight years. I WANT your trembling hand on the nuclear button. Think about it. We have Kim Jong IL, Chavez and Ahmadenijad all running around like lunatics, threatening America and threatening to plunge the world into nuclear Armageddon. We have Putin and the Chinese blustering and rattling their sabers at us. I want John McCain in the Oval Office and I want him to be really ticked off at all these other nut jobs around the planet. John, once you are elected, I want you to go into the Oval Office and throw one of your perfect FITS. Jump up and down and throw something through a plate glass window. Rip the drapes down and foam at the mouth a bit. And I want the whole thing on camera so that Ahmadinejad can see it. I want ALL of these 'world leaders' to lay awake at night and to break out in a cold sweat every time they think of messing with the United States of America . I want the nuclear button sitting right next to the alarm clock on your night stand. I want pictures of this to be sent to Iran , Russia , China , Venezuela , Cuba , Libya , Syria , Pakistan , and those other dopes in the sheets, the Saudis.On the domestic front, poor John did try and reach across the aisle to the opposition in a desperate effort to compromise and to get the Congress to do something. You may not agree with his efforts, but at least he TRIED . For all his efforts, all he got handed to him was his head in a basket. The liberals are ticked at him and the conservatives are ticked at him. Just my kinda guy. Finally. John McCain knows on a most personal level what it is to suffer horrible torture for years and to see others die, right in front of you, for their love of America . When you ask him about it, he will tell you that what he did was 'nothing special.' Even more incredibly, he states that ANY American who truly loves his country would do exactly the same as he did in that situation. You and I will have a hard time believing that , but the real point is that John McCain believes that about the 'average American,' and that, dear friends and neighbors, is why I will cast my one poor ballot for on election day for John McCain -- warts and all.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My husband aka the Biker

Aaron & Tony
Daly City HA's Harvest Run

Daly City HA's Club House

I don't really know if many of you know this, but my husband is a biker. He is so in love with his Harley it makes me sick. He goes in the garage at night and whispers "Goodnight Baby!" It is so funny! I was so incredibly scared to get on his bike when I met him. I made him promise not to go too fast! What did he do? He popped a freakin' wheely right as we took off! What the heck?? But as time goes on, I am starting to like it more and more. I think I like it because he likes it, and I know it is his favorite past time! Many people ask him when I am going to "MAKE" him sell his bike. I interrupt and say, I am not going to "MAKE" him do anything. I hear that all too often that wives completely take over and try to change their husbands as time goes on. I do not want to be that wife. I am the cool wife! I am not going to lie, but my husband is freakin' hot! See I told you guys I had a thing for the "bad boy look!"

I hate technology!

But at the same time I love it! I am just so bummed out because our computer is broken! It is beyond repair and we do not have the money for a new one! The only computer access I now have is at work! And that is terrible because I sneak on the internet at work enough as it is! I really need a computer since I started this Pampered Chef Business. I need a computer to submit my show orders! I am stressing out big time! I think I am sick of having a lap top and am ready to get a desktop! Any suggestions on a computer we should buy? What do you think of Dell???

Thursday, October 23, 2008

How I met my husband!

I have been getting asked how I met my husband by a lot of people lately. So I thought I would share how it happened! My friend Heather whom was my great friend in San Luis Obispo moved home to Los Altos after she graduated from Cal Poly. She invited me to come visit her for the weekend. I had just had a terrible break up with a loser I was "dating." I was totally up for the road trip! She took me out to a preppy bar in Palo Alto near Stanford University. She said she was on a mission to find me a rich preppy white guy! As we walked into the bar, The Old Pro, I saw Aaron. His friend and him stood out like a sore thumb. All the guys in the bar were just as Heather described, preppy and white. And then there was Aaron....Mexican, dark, and definitely not preppy. He intrigued me. While all of the other guys were wearing nice slacks and Ralph Lauren button ups, Aaron and his friend Tony were wearing work jeans, sweatshirts, and biker vests. Aaron had a hat on backwards. I told Heather we should go stand by them. She said "Go figure that's who you would like!" As I was Heather's designated driver, she began to drink. We were standing next to the mechanical bull and we were arguing over who should ride it. After a few minutes of going back and forth, Aaron interrupted and said he thought we should both ride the bull and that he would pay. I acted like I was irritated he interrupted us but I was secretly happy he finally spoke to us! After awhile Aaron and I started talking and by the end of the night we were exchanging phone numbers and "myspace web page addresses" with eachother on paper coasters. Then we took our first picture together!!! I felt giddy the rest of the night. At 2am when Heather and I finally made it back to her house, I texted Aaron and said it was really nice to meet you, I had fun! HE NEVER TEXTED ME BACK! And to this day he still claims he didn't have text messaging on his phone! What a liar! So that's our story, how did you meet your significant other???

Shanna's 24th Birthday Par-tay!

Our dear friend Shanna turned 24 this past weekend! We through her a little shin-dig at our house and I made her a GIANT cupcake! We took a cab to the city and went to Club Suite 181! It was my first time there! So far it has been my favorite place to dance in the city! It is large and there is tons of room to dance! The only bad thing is, it has no AC and we were sweating so much! NASTY! Some girl was a little to intoxicated and tried to do the running man like it was 1985. It was funny until her big ol' stilletto heel went right into my ankle and blood started spewing from my leg! The highlight of the night was meeting Shannon from Danity Kane! She was there too! Jessica and I were so excited to take a picture with her! And just FYI: my husband did not go out in a white wife beater! We took that picture before he was finished getting dressed! :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Husband!

My amazing husband is turning 30 on April 25! I want to put together something phenomenal for him because he is an awesome husband! I need ideas! I have a few, but some are just way too expensive! Any suggestions???

Monday, October 13, 2008

Our new addition!!!

On Saturday morning I woke up and decided that I really needed a companion. I looked in the San Francisco Chronicle and saw an add for a female pug that was 3 months old! I had to go check it out! Meet Leila!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Who Should I Vote For??

Ok, so I have never really been one who cares too much about politics. But as I am getting older and becoming a real adult, I thought that it is about time I get into it. I am a Christian. Not the best one, but I am one. Therefore, I know I am supposed to vote for Big John for moral reasons. But then I watched my first Presidential Debate the other night and discovered that Obama enticed me. He is articulate and well spoken. John McCain irritated me because he kept saying "My friends" over and over again, and he studdered and seemed that he couldn't get his point across. All of my Christian friends say that Obama says all the right things but has no plan. I just look at what a hole George Bush put us in and I wonder if I should jump ship and become a Democrat. It is hard to view my "conservative" opinion in the Bay area because everyone here is just so freakin' liberal. Who are you voting for and why?? What about prop 8? What are your views??

Friday, October 3, 2008


The other day we went to pick out Christian's Halloween costume. I will NOT be the steppie that gets my step son a costume at Target that everyone will have! So I did some research...and this is what I found at Babystyle. LOVE IT! And Christian loved it too so that's a plus! We figured this would be his last year in a cute, babyish costume. I cannot wait until he gets married so I can embarrass him with pictures of his childhood! :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Pilots Wife

I started this book while on my honeymoon at the end of August. I was so excited to start reading again, because I have discovered that being a married woman that works full time, does NOT have time to read. So I was kind of bummed that this is the book I chose. Although there were some crazy twists in the story, it got off to such a slow start. I have always been a fan of Oprah's Book Club and that's where I got the name of this one. Have any of you read this? If so, what is your opinion on it? What do you recommend I read next?

Just one of those days...

Today was one of those days where I just honestly did NOT want to get up to come to work. As I layed underneath my warm covers I thought to myself, what could really happen if I didn't go? What lie could I make up or what story could I tell? As I sit at my desk I HATE that I am here. I yearn for my bed. It is a chilly day here in San Francisco and I wish so badly that I could snuggle up with my sheets!! I am just simply exhausted. Drained. Run down. I wonder if it is all the stress of my wedding, honeymoon, finances, and death of my dad creeping up on me. I still haven't grieved yet and I don't think I am going to get the chance. I need a mental health day so badly! What keeps you motivated when you are ready to just throw in the towel??