Thursday, June 29, 2006

I am a freak!

I was trying to decide if I should take a nap or go to the gym today. And I just couldn't decide. And I know people hate making decisions for other people, so I typed "decision maker" into google, and came up with this:

I asked it if I should take a nap, and then green top bug was chasing along quickly... and I was totally cheering for it, cause I want to take a nap... but I thought the red bug would catch up... but it did not!!!!! YIPPEEEEE NAPTIME!!! :)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

House of the People and Superman

Yippie I finally thought of some somewhat entertaining stuff to post! I don't think I've ever blogged about this before, but my house is dubbed "The House of the People", or HOT-P for short. This came about last year when I was painting the casa last year. I wasn't doing the best job, but wasn't too worried about it because this house doesn't have to be perfect. I want it to be a place that people feel comfortable coming to. The House of the People is named like that partly because so many people have lived there: Addy, John, Christine, Brad, not sure who else... but lots of people have spent the night, and I just love having people in and out. And so many people have random junk there, like just using it as storage space.

Plus a lot of people have been involved with painting and/or other home repairs. I feel that they deserve a shout-out at this time, sorry if I miss any people/reasons:
Andy - the fateful hanging of the IKEA shelves
Vinnie - hanging blinds, helping with the cable
Tim - installing towel racks
Charles - painting the living room / dining room
Eric - painting the baseball room (now veggie bin)
Geoff - painting the baseball room, mowing my lawn
Me - not a whole lot!
Christine - painting the living room / dining room
Gary - moving my cable, fixing my ghetto craigslist free lawnmower
Christie - helping me with my roses
Addy - unpacking the kitchen

See what I'm saying!? I love it!

The other topic I have is that I went to see Superman Returns last night... good movie, although I thought it was a bit slow at points and long, but that might have been because it was almost 3 hours long and it was 10 PM on a Tuesday night to begin with. So this morning I told one of my coworkers that I went to go see it, and he started asking about if it was good for kids. I was like "uhhh....". He asked if it was violent... and I said no, I didn't think so... but it might have been! I (a) don't really pay attention to violence and (b) don't necessarily know what is and isn't appropriate for kids. So I kind of thought back through and described to him a few parts that wouldn't give away the movie. Then he asked me about language, and I realized I had NO CLUE if there had been even one bad word in the movie. Clearly it wasn't excessive, but I don't remember any bad words, but there totally might have been! It's so funny that I don't even notice or pay attention to violence or language because I don't have kids. I told him next time to tell me AHEAD of time if he wants me to review movies for his kids. ;-)

Monday, June 26, 2006

Bored out of my mind!

Now, I realize that it has been some time since my last post, but I assure you you have missed NOTHING. I'm bored. Incredibly bored. Seems like all through April and most of May I was incredibly busy and having fun and doing stuff and couldn't get time alone with Geoff to save my life... yeah, those were the days. I always think I want free time and I forget that I get bored when I have free time. So I need to start a project, or something. I might start scrapbooking again... that's always fun, and will be even more fun if Addy is around to join in on it! Or, I might just start being more hardcore about the gym. In January and February I spent a couple of hours a day at the gym, so even though that puts me home and done with showering and dinner around 7 PM, that might be worth it. ANYTHING might be worth being more busy. And this weekend didn't help, I didn't have any real plans so I just kind of putzed around. I did do some mopping and vacuuming and cleaning, but not enough. Wow I can't believe I'm writing a whole paragraph about being bored. This must be fabulous. The point is that today I'm going to start being busy! I'm going to the gym after work to do arms and hopefully get at least a short run in... then I'm going to go home and shower and probably grab some food. Then I have a QL leadership meeting, and then we shall see. Maybe I'll buy a puzzle, for some reason doing a puzzle on a sunny hot day sounds quite fun! That or the scrapbooking stuff is coming out tonight... or I have a new book I need to start. But something will happen for sure and then I will be busy and have plenty of more entertaining things to talk about!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Small children in the laundry chute!

YEAH, it's finally been done. I've always joked about putting someone down my laundry chute, and last night we finally did it! Taylor, Geoff's 13 year old cousin, not only went down but also UP the laundry chute. It was sooo much fun. She stood on the dryer, then on Geoff's shoulders, then pulled herself up and out. Then later she lowered herself down onto Geoff's hands... pretty much all by herself! She only let me hold her hands for a brief moment when she had to let go and was a little scared. That girl is so great!

So this weekend was fun... went to happy hour Friday, then Cars - GREAT MOVIE! Definitely go see it. Then Trevor, Geoff, and I went up to La Center to gamble... sketchy people man. Very sketchy. Saturday we watched Italy vs. USA, finished painting Addy's room, and then went to Vinnie's birthday party. Sunday we went to breakfast, then I did a bunch of chores, then we went to Geoff's parents house for a Father's Day BBQ. Yaaay I love campfires. We made s'mores and I made fun of Geoff's stepdad who calls them sh'mores. Who puts an H in there? Silly. :) It was good times. I actually took a poll on s'mores vs. sh'mores yesterday and then reported out when we went to Geoff's parent's house again last night. Then they made even MORE fun of me for being like Geoff's grandmother who loves taking polls. They're like "oh no, we've found Oma #2!!!" It was pretty funny.

Good times.

Friday, June 16, 2006


Awesome. It's Friday and there's only about an hour left in the day. LOVE IT! :) I'm meeting up with Bryan, Kendra, and Kristie for happy hour at Bugatti's at 4. It will be grand. Life is grand.

I wrote my life story in an email today. I was writing my friend Jenny and just kept on writing. It was quite long. So I copy and pasted it to Carrie and Geoffrey. I am a writer of LOOOONG emails, and this was the longest I have ever written. Anyone who's ever received an email from me will know the significance of this! So that was fun. Carrie and I normally email every day, several times (I feel like I blogged about this recently) but she is gone running a marathon today. So she "pre-wrote" me several emails yesterday and had times on each of them, about when I could read them. The first one at 8:15, second at 9:15, etc. It was good, I liked that I couldn't read them too early. I love email. I love writing and reading and all that is good in the world.

I had a terrible run yesterday. My shins were in a lot of pain and it wasn't fun. But then I had a great workout at the class I take at the gym, so that was quite enjoyable! Woo hoo and stuff. :) I'm a little sore in the thighs today... I'll take that.

After happy hour I'm going to clean a little, and then see Cars with Geoff, Eric, and Trevor. Yippee!! Tomorrow we're going to finish up the painting and clean up some because ADDY MOVES IN ON SUNDAY! Yay I'm so excited it's finally here. It's going to be awesome! I love having a house full of people!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

A rant and some other commentary

So, I applied for this American Airlines credit card a few weeks ago, because you got 25,000 free miles AND a free companion ticket as part of a promotion for their 25th anniversary. All is well and good, and I have great credit... but I get this letter saying they can't verify some of my information, so they need me to send the following: a current pay stub, a current bank statement, and an original copy of my home phone bill. The first two, no problema. The third request, HUGE problem. Not only do I not HAVE a home phone (really, who does these days?), but I don't get a paper bill for my cell phone. So I wrote them a letter and included a printout of my cell phone ebill and the other stuff they requested, hopefully that will be good enough. I was really excited about this card, so hopefully it works out! There was no phone number or anything to call which was disappointing, but oh well. What can you do? I don't like being discriminated against for being young and single though!

I email my friend Carrie probably 10 times a day, telling her anything and everything you can think of. A lot of times I think of something good and random that the blog readers would appreciate, but then I think it will be TMI for the general public. So I send it to her. Here's an example... we have free tampons at work. I think that is a huge benefit, tampons are expensive! Are you all freaking out though? We talk about a lot of other stuff though - pretty much anything goes and I LOVE it. I tell her everything about Geoff and everything else random in the world. Actually you guys should probably really appreciate her because it's preventing me from telling you a ton of gushy details about Geoffrey - barf!

I'm debating if I should go run or go to lunch with friends at noon. I think if my meeting gets done by about 11:40 or so, I'm going to do lunch. If it gets done closer to noon, I will go run. I'd REALLY like to go to lunch, I haven't seen a lot of these peeps in a while. But I love running too and I'm not getting to run much this week. Although I COULD run tomorrow and just do double workout (lunch run and after work body works class). Actually I love that idea! Hmmm... yeah, my schedule is open tomorrow. Maybe I'll make that magic happen. Still depends on when I get done with the meeting though. I definitely can't run after work because I'm donating blood this afternoon. Ahhh rough choices. ;-)

Monday, June 12, 2006

Blogger is back!

Okay people, it wasn't even my fault that time! I tried 2 or 3 times to blog last week, and it just wasn't happening! Blogger was down, boooo.

I think I am allergic to work. I don't sneeze all weekend, and then I come in and I've sneezed 5 or 6 times already today. I sneeze a lot at work. It is odd.

Gosh, so I don't even remember last weekend really... oh okay. Friday Kendra and I went to Bugatti's for happy hour, then worked on my garden, then saw the Break Up with Kristie. Good times! Saturday I ran an attempted 8 miles... but only got 5 done. I had no lung capacity... NOT so good for that half-marathon training. Booo. Then I went to the Starlight parade with Eric, Trevor, and Jenny - super de duper fun! I have never been before, it was a great time! I want to be in the One More Time Around Again Marching Band - so me, right? Haha. I feel like Laura would join it with me if she were here. ;-) Sunday was work on the house day, Geoff and Eric painted the baseball room. In exchange I did Geoff's laundry for him - I know, you're thinking WOAH, doing the laundry? But I would MUCH rather do laundry than paint, and guys laundry is shockingly easier than girls. I was a fan.

Monday was Remicade day - thank goodness for that drug. It is such a miracle for me, it takes a few days to kick in but my stomach has felt way better the last few days. Tuesday I met Geoff and Kyle at the pool... I did 2700 yards. They'd already played an hour and a half of raquetball, so Geoff swam a whole 100 yards... wow. But he is definitely faster than me. GRRRRR to that man and his athletic abilities! We also went to Outback and ran into Tim there, so when he was done with dinner he came over and has a nice chat with us, it was good to catch up!

Wednesday started family time... Geoff's grandmother, Aunt Lulu, Uncle Mike, and cousin Taylor (13) came in. So we had pizzas and a lot of time looking through pictures! Geoff's grandma talked to me for a long time and spent time showing me pictures and stuff, it was great! Thursday was more family... Geoff's stepsister Rebecca (15) joined the mix, so we had taco night (omg these people are crazy about their tacos, they hyped them for like a WEEK... it was awesome!) and worked on the pictures some more. I LOVED hanging out with the family! Friday was Geoff's brother's graduation party -- I met ALL the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, church friends, etc. It was great. There were a lot of people to meet, but I got to spend a decent amount of time talking to a lot of people and it was just fun! I had to leave early for my half marathon which was sad, but such is life.

The half on Saturday was GREAT!!! It was a really fun race! You can see results and pictures at it went by so quickly and was just a great race. I can't wait for next year's... and in all honesty, it made me want to consider training for the Portland Marathon. Because I have Hood To Coast though (wait did I even tell you I was running that? Yeah, I am), I need to train for speed for the next couple of months. Then I will run Pints to Pasta (a 10K) in September and Run Like Hell (another half) in October. Then I will have another year to focus on the endurance for the Portland Marathon in 2007. I hate running. It sucks. But fun races like that make it worth it! The other day during my lunchtime run (Wednesday) I kept saying "I run because I can. I run because I thought I couldn't. I run because it's hard. I run because of the challenge."... I spent like a good 10 minutes of my run saying stuff like that, to motivate me because it was sucking. I am thinking about making a list for you guys of reasons why I run... but I think it will be LAME and EMBARASSING. Some of the things I was coming up with were definitely stupid. But we'll see.

Saturday I went to Geoff's brother's graduation, and then more family time. We had a grand old time, we played Bocce Ball with like 10 people, it was super fun! We kind of had to make up our own rules for teams and stuff! Very good times. And Taylor, Rebecca, and I played this little Superman game where we jumped onto couch cushions... YEAH pretending to be a teenager!! Hehe. Then Geoff and I took Taylor, Rebecca, his brother and girlfriend to Over the Hedge. It's even funnier the second time around! Haha. What a great night. Oh, and Taylor and Rebecca are going to be around the whole summer -- YEAH!!!!!

Physically and emotionally draining to be around that many people for that long though! I love people but I also need to refuel and recharge. So I stayed in bed and relaxed until about 2 Sunday, then ran a couple of errands, then went to Trevor's house for a BBQ. It was good to chill with Trevor, Jenny, Eric, and Kyle, and Geoff joined us much later after work. Really fun day. After that Geoff and I kind of chatted a little about our exhaustion from the week... it was hard on both of us, he had to deal with his whole family and do a lot of work for the party in addition to his physically demanding "real" job. And I had to deal with meeting a lot of people plus the physical and emotional demands of my race, so we were both just overwhelmed! It was hard because I couldn't totally be there for him and he couldn't totally be there for me, so we were both a little frustrated... but we had a great talk and it was good. I have to work hard in this relationship, because relationships DON'T come easy to me (I'm way too selfish)... but it is worth it for him. It's really the first relationship I've ever WANTED to work for. He doesn't have to work that hard... but he told me last night - you work on the small stuff, I'll work on the big stuff. So it'll be okay. :-) He is wonderful to me and for me. I love every bit of how hard I have to work and I know God is changing me and that I am learning. So yeah, just an awesome weekend overall!!! Ready for another great week... gonna beat Geoffrey in a swim race tonight (yeah right). ;-) Can't wait for the pool tonight though!

Friday, June 02, 2006

Hi, my name is Kelly and...

...I have a problem doing lame surveys (X means yes)

This is for your entire life:

Smoked a cigarette - X

Drank so much you threw up - X

Crashed a friend's car -

Been in love - X

Been dumped - X

Shoplifted - X?

Been laid off/fired -

Quit your job - X

Been in a fist fight -

Snuck out of your parent's house -

Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back - X

Been arrested -

Gone on a blind date -

Lied to a friend - X

Skipped school -

Seen someone die -

Been to Canada - X

Been to Mexico - X

Been on a plane - X

Been lost - X

Gone to Washington, DC - X

Swam in the ocean - X

Felt like dying - X

Cried yourself to sleep -

Played cops and robbers -

Recently colored with crayons -

Sang in a group karaoke - X

Paid for a meal with only coins - X

Done something you told yourself you wouldn't - X

Made prank phone calls - X

Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose -

Caught a snowflake on your tongue - X

Danced in the rain -

Written a letter to Santa Claus - X

Been kissed under the mistletoe - X

Watched the sun rise with someone you care about -

Blown bubbles - X

Made a bonfire on the beach - X

Crashed a party -

Gone roller-skating - X

Ice-skating - X

Any nicknames - X

Favorite Drink - Water

How much do you love your job 1-10 - 8

Birthplace: Houton, Texas

Favorite vacation spot - Mexico

Ever steal any traffic signs -

Ever been in a car accident - X

2 Door or 4 Door - 4 Door

Favorite Salad dressing - Ranch

Favorite pie - Peanut Butter Cup

Favorite number - 9

Favorite movie - The Saint

Favorite holiday - Christmas

Favorite food - Steak

Favorite brand of body soap - Ivory

Favorite TV show - House

Toothpaste - Crest

What do you do to relax - Read, sleep, or run

What do you do when you are bored - Watch TV

What time is it? - 3:05 PM

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Yay blogger is back!

Sad, yesterday my blogger was acting all funny and I couldn't post. And I was all excited to tell you that on Tuesday I DID officially get my stitches out and I was able to run Tuesday! I ran 2 and a half miles with Geoff and it was AWESOME. I loved every minute of it. I'm already back to my slacker ways and thus did not run yesterday... so I'm going to run today instead. The plan today is run during lunch, body works class after work, and swimming after class. Yeah crazy insane workout day. And I will probably love every minute of it. Well, that or hate it.

My friend Carrie and I email back and forth A LOT every day... we probably average 10 emails each (20 total) to each other each weekday. Yesterday I sent her a message around 11:20 AM and got nothing back the rest of the day. We saw each other last night and were both like "what happened to you?"! Apparently her last email to me didn't send so we both thought the other just wasn't replying. And we both thought about emailing the other to be like "you okay?" but didn't want to bug the other person. It was just pretty funny!

Geoff and I have this creepy thing where we will want to do the exact same totally odd thing at the same time. Last night it happened for the third time this week... it was about Dairy Queen last night. We were driving along and I said "man, I wish they would just build a Dairy Queen right there"... and Geoff yells "HOLY CRAP!" I immediately knew he'd been thinking the same thing, which he confirmed. But how WEIRD is that... who just randomly has this intense craving for only Dairy Queen, nothing else, at 10:30 on a Wednesday night that's not even hot out? At the same time as their boyfriend. We are scary.