Monthly Archives: May 2009

Memorial Memories

Thought I’d share some fun picture from last weekend:

jimmymosaic

sailingmosaic

5 dolla, 5 dolla

5 dollar footlong sale!

5dolla

Urban Outfitters is having a $5 dollar sale! While I do hate this economy… I love good sales!

If I didn’t swear off shopping… I’d totally go for some of these recycled letters! So cute!

Remember This

So yesterday I had one of those cry-on-your-drive-home days.

Today started like this: CB =boss (#1 out of three basically)

Me: So these are one of my new pairs of shoes… I’m not totally sure that I like them

CB: They loook like you’re from biblical times

Me: Well maybe I am

CB: Anti-Christ, is that you?

It was then that I knew today was going to be a good day. The day then continued like this… I decided to cut a pair of sunglasses out of a magazine (Nylon if you were wondering/wanted to make your own pair) and then put a piece of tape (folded as to not strip me of the little hair I have) all the way around so it would sit on my head nicely.

I learned two things:

  1. I’m very good at estimating the size of my head.
  2. The Carerra glasses don’t look too good on me.

While in full laughter my boss then proceeds to gchats me… conversation like this:

CB:  What are you wearing?
 me:  nothing
 CB:  I’m watching you
 me:  I’m maked
you?
 CB:  maked?!
nothing but whipped cream
and a cherry
but you have to fnd it

And yes… maked… it’s the new naked (kinda like having a job is the new black… just sayin’).

It’s days like this that I have to remember that I have a pretty sweet job. Oh… and I’d totally quit if it wasn’t for the crazy b*atch that sits behind me (well that and the fact that I’d be broke and jobless since this economy blows– seriously eco– get it together).

Happy Weds!

Oh, and for your smiles: stunna

One of THOSE Weekends

You know, the kind of weekend that puts a smile on your face for days. The kind of weekend that you almost cry when you’re driving home at the end of it because it was so great and the idea of it being over is absolutely awful. Yeah, it was one of those weekends. And while I am so sad that it is over… oh man, was it great!

Let me clarify first… that I took Thursday and Friday off… and Monday was a holiday… so one of the reasons it was so great is that it was fivedays long. Oh my, five whole days of glory and bliss and fun and excitement and new adventures! Seeing that my camera is kaput, I used B’s to document the weekend… so we’ll have to wait for him to upload his pictures (ahem… do you read this even? ) and once he does I’ll give a photo summary (for now you get photos a-la-blackberry).

Thursday morning I had planned to go to the gym. bootBut, instead… I went shoe shopping at Nordstrom who, to my surprise, is having their half yearly sale (victory!). I spent 25 minutes in there and walked out with fournew pairs of shoes. Three flats and one pair of oo-la-la heels: I know the picture isn’t very good… but they’re so amazing and incredibly comfortable (so rare!). AND they were on sale which makes them that much hotter.

 

I then headed straight to B’s to the WINNEBAGO where we proceeded to JIMMY BUFFET! If you have the opportunity to go see Jimmy Buffet in concert, please do so (you can find his tour schedule here. Buffet Boys- Nick and JohnYour senses (all of them) will thank you.   Honestly, it was SUCH a blast. We drank, we sang, we bumped into strangers longtime friends! (We had no idea that each other was going to be there… of course I’d know the guy walking around in a cardboard boat!) His concerts pack such a huge amount of fun… and the age range is crazy. From 7 week old babies to old men in wheel chairs… Jimmy has something for everyone! 😉

 

Friday it was off to beautiful sunny San Diego! On Saturday we walked through a farmers market in Little Italy, got lunch at a Brewery and laid around poolside. apoolsideTough life, right? 😉 Saturday evening we went to a Padres game (such an amazing stadium) where I discovered the 5 for $5 deal. I won’t type it out because my friends are rather tired of me ranting about it (I should note though, I was a- shall we say- few drinks in when I discovered the glorious 5 for 5 deal and then proceeded to rant about it all weekend)- if you want to know what it is, I’ll elaborate for you. But go, go to Padres stadium and bring 5 (or $10 if you want to sub the soda for a beer- duh) and you’ll have everything you need! For our friend’s bday we went out in the Gas Lamp District… so much fun out there! Just crazy good times.

Sunday was a day at sea! For B’s birthday last year I bought him an excursion for two on one of the America’s Cup sailboats. (I bought this from Xperience Days. Which is a great website that provides different fun adventures that you can give as gifts… a ton of great and fun ideas! boatNote: the site may charge more than the actual excursions cost, so you may want to go on the website and get ideas and then research those adventures (i.e. sailing on America’s Cup boat) by yourself. However, a really good part about it is it comes in a nice gift box and is all ready to go for you whenever you want to call the number… nice, easy and trustworthy.) We went on the famous Stars & Stripes boat and raced Abracadabra three times. Our boat won the first and last time… therefore, we’re the winners! 🙂 This trip wasn’t just a relax and lay back sailing trip but you really got the “America’s Cup Experience” which was so much fun! I got to steer the ship, but mostly worked the coffee grinders with B. And by work… clearly I mean I held one while B twisted them like crazy. Thank goodness for strong men! 🙂

Monday was spent basking in the sun and bbq’ing with friends… exactly what a memorial day should be!

So sad the weekend is over… though so happy it’s already Tuesday!  🙂

Jon Update

Amazing things happening! Jon was able to go home from the hospital. Not only is he home… he actually WALKED out of the hospital! So amazing. So great! I can’t wait until I get to see him!! He’s staying home now and doing physical therapy at another location (which family members are driving him to). Can you believe he an an internal decapitation and is WALKING!!! Wow. Truly just amazed by him. Please continue your prayers and good thoughts for him! So amazing.

As a reminder… there are many different places you can go to donate to his recovery fund (this is a long a costly battle they’re having to take on). And any amount helps. Just go  here to be reminded how.

Love to the Wilhite fam!

Love for the Pot

No, no. Not that pot. But this pot:

pot

Honestly… SO SO cute!! What an adorable thank you gift, or table decoration (ahem: table numbers?) and for such an inexpensive price to make. Find the tutorial here. Hhhmmm… must find a reason to make these!!

Make Good Out of the Bad

I’m a pretty spiritual person and do believe that God has a plan for everything and that He is entirely in control. Of course, that’s hard to see when bad things happen but you have to have faith and know that another door will open. This website: Cards of Change is awesome.

Life is Sweeter Now

Life is Sweeter Now

It’s purpose is to create a new job hunting type of website (like monster.com or careerbuilder.com) but really has become a place for art and humor. People who have been laid off (see Dear Economy) are encouraged to upload a picture of their old business card with their up-to-date email address and something positive that has come out of being laid off. Once the card is visible online, the link can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg, Reddit and other social networking sites. The idea is that someone who has an available website will find it and hopefully you’ll become employed again! While there hasn’t been any record of someone getting a job from the site I just love the idea behind it all. It entirely translates into life as a whole and not just in dealing with this stooopid economy. It’s so important to remind yourself of positive things in your life, especially when you’re down in the dumps. After something bad happens, always think about something good that came from it and write it down! What a great website!