Thursday, June 26, 2008


Thank you so much for the thoughtful words about my grandmother. Death is never easy and its so nice to have support.

On another note. Thank you so much for the bathroom suggestions. I'm so excited and have a clear idea about what I want to do! I loved the suggestions and several will be incorporated into the new look. You all are awesome! I'm hoping to get the bathroom done this weekend and post pics next week. I'll keep you updated!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I'm not allowed to travel by myself again. Remember Orlando? Well, I ended up going to Vegas for a less than 24 hour trip to attend the very-important-can-not-mess-need-to-attend-workshop. On Monday, I work half a day, and begin to pack since I didn't know I would leaving until that day. I wanted to go take my mind off things and still feel like I was getting things accomplished. This is when the bad gets ugly.

Get to airport fine. Get to Las Vegas fine. Check into room. Not fine. My room isn't ready. They offer a $50 credit and say it'll be 20 minutes before the maid is out of there. So I head up to my room. I have my carry-on bag and laptop and didn't want to be hauling them around the hotel while I wait for my room. The maid is petrified that I'm walking into my room and tells me "20 minutes." That's all she says. I tell I know and that I'm dropping off my bags. She repeats, "20 minutes. " I just leave the room. It's about 11:30 central time and only 9:30 Vegas time. So, I head down to the slots and lose $40 in about 5 minutes. I thought the slots would take longer and I refused to put more in since I only received a $50 credit. By 12:00 (central time) I head up to the room and the maid is still there. So I'm wandering the halls like some sick stalker and people are wondering why I go down the hall to turn around. I head back downstairs and do a complete circle of the hotel to see everything. I then head back up to the room, its probably 12:30 by this point. She's still there! WTF are doing to the room? Seriously! GET OUT! This is Vegas, I should be living it up. But surprisingly Vegas is not fun by yourself. So eventually she leaves. But she must be new because there was still chocolate on the walls.

Next morning I get up at 4:00am Vegas time and can't sleep even though my meeting isn't until 8:00am. Finally four hours pass and I go downstairs to my workshop. Only to find out its not the workshop I was supposed to be attending. That one was yesterday.

So with knots in my stomach I call my boss and it thankfully goes to voicemail. I hate giving bad news, but I'd rather it be in the voicemail than hear the immediate reaction. So 30 minutes later she calls back and her opening line is "I got your horrible message." After brainstorming, we decide that since they print the workshop certificates ahead of time, that I just need to act like I forgot to grab mine after the workshop. Because in all actuality all I need is the certificate to I send off for my accreditation request. So I ask for it. The woman is horrid and asks too many questions. Like, "Are you sure you were there?" and "I don't remember seeing you." Yes, I was there and everyone says I'm so forgettable. Can I get the certificate now? She said she had to mail it to me.

So I get one of my coworkers who was supposed to be attending the same workshop (his room was ready however) and told him his mission this weekend is to get that certificate. He said done. I email boss and tell her that we'll get the certificate this week. I was then forced to sit through a different workshop since the President of the school (who was there on different business) thought we didn't want to "waste the business trip." Yes, sitting by the wave pool would be such a waste.

My boss calls me later that day, after I was forced to sit through the a dreadful workshop. She asks if I'm sure I can the certificate. I explain that as long as we've paid for the workshop, I'll get it. That's when it hits her that neither of us registered anybody for the workshop.

So, I got to go to Vegas and sit through an unnecessary workshop for no reason. First time in Vegas and somehow it blew.

Monday, June 23, 2008

What's pink, green, and brown all over?

This was the nasty wallpaper that I took down. Necessary right?

This is my bathroom. It has pink tiles and green fixtures. The toilet, sink, and tub all match.

Now what do I do? I have no idea what color to paint the walls. I'm also not sure about the two wooden walls that I have. I thought about staining them, but now I'm not sure.

I would appreciate any suggestions. Except for those that involve changing the tile or the green fixtures. We can not afford that and we must work around what we have. There has a to be a color combination out there that will work. Right?

What can make this less ugly? I know taking down the wall paper was huge improvement, but we can do more.

Not fun

My grandmother (mom's mom) passed away this weekend. Unexpected, but she died in her sleep and I can't think of a better way to go. Her funeral is Wednesday. This one is hitting a bit harder than my dad's mom. I'm not sure why.

George Carlin also died this weekend. He however had a heart attack in the hospital. He went in with complaints of heart pains and died that evening. He had problems with his heart before.

My vegas trip is basically cancelled, due to the funeral. I leave tonight and return tomorrow. It's sort of a waste to go. I really wanted to go. I'm sure there will be another time, when I get a completely free to trip vegas...

Boo on this past weekend.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Blaze goes to Home Depot

I had to buy spackle. Surprised that I even know what spackle is? Me too. Very proud of myself for not only going, but buying, using, and ready to sand. Thank you.

So I went to Home Depot right after work (in heels). I buy the spackle kit, which contains spackle that goes from pink to white to let you know when it dries. Such a girl when I picked it up and had an inside squeal that I actually found pink spackle. So of course I got it, along with another wall patch, sand paper, a box cutter, a rubber thing to hold the sand paper so I can sand, primer, and kit for painting.

I even fixed the bad spot on my wall that needed spackling. Now it took me about 2 hours to do so, and its still slightly pink this morning, but I'm assuming it takes 24 hours to dry. And it did say to not spackle if you think its going to rain, but I assume that's for the outside. And I didn't think it was going rain. Which by the way, I'm sick of. Why is it stuck on continually raining on us? If I was still a lifeguard I would pissed off, since 1) I wouldn't be getting any sun and 2) I wouldn't be getting paid. In that order.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Super Human Power

I can get people fired just by blogging about them. Remember when I featured The Rock? Then he got fired the next week? I also featured two women from my work. Denise Richards and Elizabeth Berkley. Elizabeth Berkley is no longer here. I think I'm going to begin blogging about people I wish would no longer work here so I can put my new power to good use.

Who shall I start with? If you have any suggestions we can see if this super human power works at other places than my work.

These made me laugh

The boys are obviously excited about Jackie taking their picture.

The boys practicing their stance. I would like to think this was for when they were suppose to stand after communion, when in reality, they went and sat down. Making for a comical piece in the ceremony.

I'm not exactly sure what is going on here, but we're all very confused. I love the look on Kelly and Melissa's faces! (They're on the far left looking at each other).

I feel this one is so cheesy and looks like a cheerleading pose. Except Jessica didn't get the motion right.

This one made me laugh, not because its a funny picture but because of the memory. The boys didn't exactly know the words, so Morgan had his cell phone held out with all the words on it. Very romantic let me tell ya.

I have no idea what's going on, other than Bethany looks terrified of the camera. I'm going to assume this was after she was rolling on hotel lobby floor.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Perfect Pageant Color

Because "pool blue" is apparently what's in at the pageant world. See my pretty bridal party...

See two bridesmaids with pageant people....

The wedding ceremony was magical. It was so great. I wasn't sure how it would work out with two priests, but it flowed nicely for the most part and was very personal. The reception couldn't have been better. We danced the entire night. And if my feet could've handled it we would've made it till midnight. Thanks to everyone for their love and support!