Monday, June 28, 2010

The Neverending Toy Story...2

I have now seen Toy Story 2 at least 20 times. For this, I thank my nephews. Or, in reality, Nathan. God forbid we watch any other "showwwww" besides Toy Story 2. I even volunteered to go rent the original Toy Story! No such luck.

So anyway, it really got me thinking about how much I think Toy Story is overrated. It's a good Disney/Pixar film for sure, but nowhere near my favorite.

Which brings me to my awesome thing for Monday... Disney Movies, and my top 5!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Dad

My Dad.
I can't even imagine where I would be without him.
I started writing this on Father's day, but then I got interrupted by a family baseball game. So, since Father's Day fell on the 20th, here's 20 great things about my Dad. 20 things that make him the best man I know.

  1. He has 10 children. 
  2. He puts up with every single one of us.
  3. He still fishes with the baby of the family, even though when they started he was so tired from running around in the sun playing baseball.
  4. I can't remember a time when he didn't give us everything he had.
  5. He takes us to Cedar Point, where he has ridden so many kiddie rides that make him sick that he probably lost track about 20 years ago.
  6. He works 40 hours + every week so my mom doesn't have to work at all.
  7. He argues with me, but he's almost always right.
  8. He didn't kick me out of the house when he found out I had 2 tattoos.
  9. All he asked for and all he wanted for Father's day was to go to church with every single one of his kids and then eat breakfast.
  10. Out of all 21 years of my life, I can't remember a time my Dad didn't make it to a ballet recital, basketball game, volleyball game, race, or anything else I might be missing.
  11. I know he would do anything and everything for any of us kids.
  12. He and I enjoy 2 things, a good beer, and the Beatles.
  13. He is a man of God.
  14. He loves my mother.
  15. He is always quick with a joke to light up our day.
  16. He says good morning every day to me, even if that means being late to work.
  17. He sleeps on the couch on nights that I go out, making sure that I come in OK.
  18. He knows absolutely EVERYONE within a 50 mile radius.
  19. He built us a tree fort when we were little. He also built our house.
  20. He taught us how to add and subtract, play sports, and hammer a nail. We're very well-rounded children. At least I'd like to think we are.

Monday, June 21, 2010

My Dirty Dozen

1. Gone with the Wind. This movie will never get old for me, not even one minute of the 4 hours. I find that I relate with Scarlett a lot, which is probably why. Maybe not entirely, as Scarlett was kind of a heinous bitch to Rhett. So not in that way, but she's certainly free-spirited, loves her home, and a little bit of a firecracker. I am all these things.
"I can't think about that today, I'll think about that tomorrow."
-Scarlett O'Hara

Monday, June 14, 2010

2 Awesome Things.

I couldn't help but share. Google's Auto-Search-Completer-Thingie.

This is an ode to Google Searcher's everywhere. I applaud you for making "Why can't I own a Canadian?" the top search for Why Can't I...


My Awesome Monday is... 
Finishing races and getting runners high.

I have officially run my first 5K since high school, (3.5 years, btw)  finished it, and did not die! This is a good thing.

Next Up: Lodi Corn Festival 5K
Goal: 29:59 or better
Date: July 17

I didn't prepare for the Bob Bridges. I will train or at least start running every day for the Lodi Corn Festival and I will break 30.

My Race Blog:

Relationship: Big Brother
Relationship: Big Brother
Relationship: Honorary Big Brother (aka I've known and loved him so long I call him a big brother)

7:07 - Start of Race
7:09 - Damn I'm out of breath
7:10 - Dave, you said you were going to stay with me and run this damn thing. Ass  (this is after he sprinted ahead of Sara and I to catch up with Anthony) what a loser.
7:13 - Sara, this is insane. Why are we doing this again?
7:14 - OK, setting the pace... I can breathe again. All is well.
7:16 - Hello mile marker 1! Third of the way done!
7:20 - Why the hell is this whole effing race slightly uphill! My calves are killing me. I will walk.
7:22 - Oh, great. There's some youth group kiddies. I'm not a wimp, I promise! Lengthen stride to look bad-ass.
7:24 - Damn you stomach, I should not have consumed so much water.
7:26 - Hello mile marker #2! More than halfway done.
7:27 - Full out power walking now, trying to hide the fact that I'm walking.
7:28 - Full out walking... to hell with pretending. YES! I'm a wimp! I'd like to see YOU run this race, overweight man sitting in his front lawn in his comfy chair laughing at me.
7:31 - Maybe I should start running again, I'm almost at the finish. If I am not out of breath, my brothers will think I'm wimpy.
7:33 - Yeah scratch that, I'll just sprint for a little while right before I turn the corner. That'll work.
7:35 - MARIAN! I came to run you in! (Mike)
7:36 - Mike, I'm about to fucking vomit...( I really don't swear... honest. Well, maybe sometimes, when I'm drunk... or running)
7:37 - Woah, Marian. Watch the language.
7:38 - MARIAN! We came to run you in! (Dave)
7:38:59 - I will kill you... both. (a sort of super hero punch was given by me at this moment, which involved taking both my arms and throwing punches to either side of me) Kind like the Karate kid did here ------------------->
7:40 - Finish, punch my brothers again, visit with friends, smell really bad.

The End of my Bob Bridges Memorial Run Adventure.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Recap of my Friday

I woke up to birds chirping, because my alarm didn't go off. Immediately, I start freaking out because I have this REALLY important interview to go to and I have to look real damn good! A quick glance at my phone tells me I am completely fine because I've got an hour and a half to get there. Crisis Averted.

I go to the interview, I do an absolutely amazing job at making myself sound fantastic. I then go into town, get some gas, break my phone, and realize that I really don't want to go into work. I call in, ask my boss how it is today, and she goes "it's really not bad, you don't have to come in if you don't want to". NICE. Another crisis averted. (Plus, I wanted to be home in case I received a call about a second interview!)

Then, I proceeded to go to Sara's and Anthony's house because I needed to use a phone. I would like to say it's because I wanted to visit my sister in law on her birthday, but I completely forgot. For that Sara, I apologize. Happy 26th!

While there, I was greeted with this hunk of baby cuteness.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wordful Wednesday

I think I like "Wordful Wednesday" better. Mainly because I can't put a picture up without commenting on it, which was so wonderfully pointed out by my sister-in-law last week when I tried to partake in "Wordless Wednesday".

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

run? ran? raced?

I'm supposed to be running a 5k this Saturday. Let's focus on why that sounds like a good idea to me. One, this is not my first 5k, quite the contrary. I have raced (ran?) (run?) many 5ks . I know how to do it. I know how to pace it. Two, I am more in shape now than I have been in a long while, so why not? Three, my entire family usually runs this race. It's a family affair. I haven't ran it in 5 years, I think. This means I'm ruining the family tradition. Fourth, I want to see if I can still do it.

Ok so there's the reasons why running this race on Saturday sounds like a good idea. Now, let's focus on why it's probably NOT such a great idea. One, I've been saying that I'm going to run this for six months now. In those six months, I was supposed to start training at LEAST a month ago. Have I? Not one bit. I've been on my lazy ass doing absolutely nothing.(I work a LOT! I have two jobs! Don't Judge me!) Two, Due to lack of training, I will most likely fall over and die/not finish the race/walk the entire thing... which is a problem.

So you see? I am in a pickle. Though it seems more logical that I stay home, eat my chocolate cake and s'mores and wait for the FAM to get back from the race, there seems to be more pros than cons listed up there. So, I am running a race on Saturday. This will be my first race since October, 2006.

So I'm going to need a lot of luck, and perhaps some perseverance on my end. (Oh, and maybe the ability to get off my ass this week and at least semi try to prepare, a little bit at least)

(...I really hope I don't die)

Friday, June 4, 2010

TGIF... & Also WTF?

There is so much wrong with these pictures. On so many levels. This really makes me lose faith in my generations knowledge of what a "FANTASTIC" film is. Let's just get this straight, fantastic films are like those listed below... See disclaimer #1. Let's just say, the only reason these movies make money is because girls think that the epitome of love and all that is good and holy in this world is Edward Cullen. Or as our Blue dress clad girl up there is showing, Jacob Black.

I don't know about you, but I'm DIEING to let Edward smell me, hoping against all hope that I smell better than Bella Swan, and also hoping that he might kiss me until he wants to bite my neck and suck my blood until it runs dry, COULD I BE SO LUCKY? See disclaimer #2

I mean really, girls. Have you no pride? Do you not realize that Edward Cullen and Jacob Black and ALL THAT EXISTS IN THE TWILIGHT WORLD IS FAKE!? I mean, sometimes I wonder about the sanity of my generation, that's all I'm saying. Taking a CARDBOARD CUTOUT TO PROM? You are forever going to be "THAT girl". The one who's a psycho maniac, the one who thinks a fictional character is real, the one who brought a fake date to prom. Losers. Sorry, it's what you are.

Now, I mean nothing against Twilight. I find the books and the movies entertaining, though the movies lack in any sort of acting skills whatsoever, unless you're talking about Billy Burke. & Don't even get me started on Kristen Stewart and her acting skills. I mean nothing against them, the hype is just getting ridiculous. Please stop, for everyone's sake. Thank you.

  1. Please note I mean nothing against Twilight, but the movies suck. Albeit slightly entertaining, they lack the substance of an actual good film. (Also-Harry Potter beats Twilight. END OF STORY.)
    1. Gone with the Wind
    2. The Wizard of Oz
    3. ANYTHING with Katherine Hepburn
    4. Or Audrey, for that matter.
    5. Forrest Gump
    6. The Shawshank Redemption
    7. Star Wars - The ones made in the 70s-80s.
    8. Casablanca
    9. Braveheart
    10. The Patriot
  2. Any and all of the above... now those are quality. Watch them. Love them.
I don't actually feel this way. In case you didn't get the sarcasm obviously dripping from these comments. The fact is, I really think Edward just wants to eat Bella.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

these two guys are pretty much my heroes. they are very silly, but I love them to death, those ginger brothers of mine.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Alcohol Lists and Shaving Extravaganza

Sometimes, I would find shopping lists just kinda chilling on the floor of Hawkins (my first real job - which was a grocery store). Sometimes, I would pick these shopping lists up and chuckle a bit to myself at what people were buying that day. Today, I found one of my old shopping lists while cleaning out my desk...