Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Milo decided that midnight, 2am, 3am, 4am, and 5am were times that he wanted to play. Therefore Jeff and I didn't get much sleep last night. He would sit on my pillow and rub against my hand until I woke up, sit on Jeff's back, climb up on his night side table, and jump on and off our bed. I am not happy. We will be digging out our squirt guns and trying to tire him out before bed. We will also continue to move his litter box out of our room. It's almost to the door now. Thank goodness today is a day where I work the afternoon shift. Gah. I'm trying to be fair, I know he's a cat and playing in night is his nature, but bleh.

Ok I have to leave this entry on a good note. Today's PVP comic really fits with me.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Kitty time

Woo hoo. This morning I got through to the kitty lady who had left a message on our answering machine a few days ago. She said we were approved to get our kitty! She gave me some information on what food to give him and stuff to do at the vet. Then she said she would have to talk to the foster home he was living in to see when they could bring him to Petsmart. The lady at the foster home called while I was at work. Thankfully Jeff had the day off and was able to talk to her. We are going to bring home our kitty today!! Yea!! I'm excited. Jeff and I already feel more positive about bringing him home than we did with Meg. I think thats a good sign. We also finally came up with a name for him, Milo. Milo is Liv Tyler's son (we were watching a show on E! about daughers of rock stars) and an orange tabby in Milo and Otis the movie. I didn't know that he was an orange tabby in the movie. I guess it really fits him since he's an orange tabby as well ;)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Kitty names

As Jeff posted we are trying to think of a cute cat name for our new cat. I have been looking at names of cats that have been in movies and television in the past. Here are a few great links I have found of cats in the media.

Famous Cats

Wikipedia's list of fictional cats

Some other cat names I have been thinking of are Napoleon, Jack, Roary, and Eddie.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Possible kitty parents

Yes, as the title reads we may be kitty parents by next weekend. As I posted in my last entry, a cat would fit into our life style better than a dog at this moment. That doesn't mean we won't get a dog sometime later down the line.

We spent this weekend going to various places that have cats for adoption. Our first stop was a Petsmart near our place that was pretty disappointing. They had a small number of cats and most of them already had people who had put in paperwork to adopt them. There was only one left and on its tag it said the cat was shy and slow to warm up. This reminded us a lot of Meg and we decided against that cat.

Next we went to the SPCA. I really don't like this place. I mean I'm glad it's there to help cats and dogs, but it makes me really sad everytime I go in there. All of those animals in cages, some of them crying, wondering how much time they have left to be adopted. I really hated watching some people dropping their animals off at the pound. Made me wonder what had happened and why they couldn't keep them. Because we went on a saturday, a rainy saturday no less they were packed. So we had to wait a long time. We should have gotten there earlier, but oh well. So we had a lot of time to observe.

We did like one cat there that we wanted to learn more about, but it took forever to find anyone to help us. Thats another thing about the spca I don't like. They have so many animals that many of them, especially cats, just have a number and no little tag telling you about them. You have to ask someone who usually only knows limited information about them. We finally found someone to help us with about 20 minutes of visiting time left. She opened the cage for us and we got to hold the cat. It was a very sweet cat, purred when we pet him and such. She said he was a stray, didn't really know if it was a boy or a girl or how old he was. She said he had an upper respiratory infection and was on medication for two weeks. That made me nervous. She said that it was just something cats get easily and after he took all the medication he would be fine. Still I wasn't sure. I wanted to visit with him see how he acted, but they were so busy the lady only let us hold him for a minute and then asked if we wanted him or not. She didn't have time to let us visit and decide. We decided to wait. At least we got to donate the big dog carrier my parents have had forever. They gave it to us when we got Meg. Ever since then, it has been sitting in our living room. I'm glad we could give it to them and possibly help save an animals life.

After the SPCA we went to a Petco and they had a dissapointingly small amount of cats and no one was even there to help us. It just said if you are interested in one of the cats fax in your application. Bleh.

Sunday, after going to church with Jeff and Jon, we went to a PetSmart nearby. We have been to this one before when we were just looking and I remembered that it was bigger than the one nearer to us. We went in and they did have more cats. Yea and they had tags telling us about their personalities, even better. We first liked one from the Humane Society but there was no one there to help us. There was another group there who was showing cats to be adopted who had many people there. So we started looking at their cats. I held one, but it didn't seem to be that interested in being held. I then asked if they had any cats that were lap cats. She brought one out that was more of a lap cat, but not exactly what I was looking for. The last one cat she showd us we really liked. I held him and he sat in my lap and pushed his head against my arm so that I would pet him more and pay attention to him. We filled out the adoption application for him and gave it to the woman. She said that we should hear back by this weekend. When I know that we will get him I will write more about him. Hopefully we will. I think we will be good kitty parents, but I am a little nervous. I haven't had a cat in forever. I had one as a child, a pure white cat that was a little moody. I'm not surprised I'm nervous though, I'm always like this right before something new. Once I get into it I'll calm down and see that everything will be fine. I just hope he will fit into our family and we won't have to have another Meg experience.

Thursday, August 31, 2006


Thanks to Anonymous Opinion and her comment on my puppy fever entry, Jeff and I have been thinking about getting a cat. Thanks Anonymous :D We are both dog people, though I did have a cat growing up. However, I don't think a dog would fit into our way of life at the moment. Jeff works full time and although I work part time my hours are not always consistent. Getting a cat would fit more into our lifestyle. Cats can be left alone more, you don't have to go home to let a cat out, it can just go in its litter box, you don't walk a cat (though I wouldn't mind walking a dog), and they don't need a backyard. Part me of me wonders if I would be giving anything up in getting a cat rather than a dog, but I don't think I would. Yes dogs need you more and you can take them to parks and stuff, but, cats can show love too. They snuggle and purr and can play too. I think eventually we will also get a dog, but for now a cat would fit into our lifestyle more.

Since Jeff hasn't had much experience with cats we are thinking of going to visit one of the cat shelters in the area this weekend. My friend at work said this is how she went home with two cats LOL. I just want Jeff to be able to spend some time with a cat, to see how they act, and see that they are good pets too. Who knows if we will bring one home or not, though I wouldn't be opposed to doing just that :)

Step by step

This past weekend I bought a pedometer for $6 at target. I spend most of my day at work on my feet running around from place to place so I thought it would be interesting to see how much I really do walk at work. I haven't quite mastered where I should be attaching it to my pants though. You are supposed to take 10,000 steps a day. That isn't if your exercising, thats just the amount of steps you should take in a day. According to the pedometer, I do infact walk a lot though. The pedometer has said that I have reached 10,000 steps twice this week already. Right now it says 11,268. It makes me want to do things to make the number go up. I guess this is a good exercise technique, making me want to walk more.

Abu Dhabi

Before I got my current job, when I was vigorusly job hunting, I signed up to a lot of job websites that would send me email updates. I still get those emails, I haven't bothered to unsubscribe to them. Who knows what you will find in one of them. This morning I got an email from Higher Education Jobs. As I scrolled down the listing a few of the posts were for the The Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. I don't think I will be even looking at that one. LOL, I don't think Jeff would enjoy me being that far away either.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Iron Chef Amybear

Yesterday's chicken was good, but nothing spectacular. Today I tried the recipe from a card I found by the fish department in my groccery store. It sounded interesting so I thought why not. Boy am I glad I did. Jeff and I made it for dinner tonight and I could not believe that we made it. I was very proud of us. Below is a picture of the meal and the recipe.

Balsamic Tuna

4 tuna steaks
2 plum tomatoes, diced
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. orangle marmalade
1/2 sweet onion, diced
4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place steaks into a baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook one minute. Add tomatoes. Stir in marmalade and vinegar.

3. Serve salsa over tuna. Serves 4.

To give credit where credit is due the card is from Try-Foods Intl, Inc.

Closed beta testing

I have been playing a mmorpg game called Fairyland for a couple of years now. I have tried almost of all of the classes and have taken numerous breaks. I think I have taken my last break from the game now. I got my character to the second character class and I'm annoyed with the game. Time to try something new. I've tried to get into other online games, but I never really got into them. I've tried World of Warcraft, Conquer Online, and a bunch of others I can't think of at the moment.

Today while I was bored I started looking through a site that has a list of all of the online mmorpg sites out there. I found a thread talking about a new game that sounded interesting, called Pirate King Online. I clicked on the link and it seems like my sort of game (I like the cutesy games). After yelling at the registration screen to work for over an hour I finally signed up for an account. Since I signed up through the mmorpg site I got an activitation code to go with my registration. Because of this code I was accepted as a closed beta tester. Yea me. Closed beta doesn't start till September 8th though. So until then I will be trying to figure out their character system to figure out what I want to be.

Monday, August 28, 2006


I've been looking for a new hobby lately. One idea that I came up with is cooking. I've decided to try to make more dinners from scratch. Most of the dinners I have been buying are things that are fresh but premade, such as a piece of raw seasoned fish that just needs to be put in the oven. I think I am a pretty good cook, I just rarely put the time into making dinners from scratch. I'm not sure if this hobby will last or not, but it may be fun while it lasts. I'm sure Jeff will enjoy the benefits either way. Last night I went through some of the cookbooks we had and found a handful of recipes that sounded good that I may make through out the next few weeks. Tonight I am going to make Teryiaki chicken. Hopefully it will be good.


The third season finale of the 4400 was on last night. I have watched this show since the very first episode. Jeff and I used to watch some of the episodes over the phone together when we were still long distance. The show has waned in some of the episodes, but over all it is still a great show.

If you have never seen the show before let me try to sum it up. Scientists discover that there is a giant comet heading towards earth and might distroy the earth. Instead of destryoing it, the comet creates a big flash in the forest. From the flash people of all ages and walks of life who were missing or were presumed dead reappear the exact same age they disappeared. Later we discover they all have different abilities such as healing, predicting the future, etc. The whole series is based on finding out where they went, the different peoples abilities, if they are going to use them for good or evil, the 4400 vs the government and non 4400's, and who is going to prevail in the future. It is a really good show.

I didn't get to watch the season finale last night because the Emmy's were on. I did tape it though. I just watched it this afternoon after work and it was a very good episode. I can't wait for next season. According to their website, there will be a next season too :) It will start in the summer of 2007. I can't believe I have to wait until next summer to see what happens. Though it is neat to think about where I will be in life when the next season starts.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Fly Lady

I have heard of the Fly Lady website for a while now. I have heard of people on the net who have been doing her program and have really liked it. I found her website again today through hitting the random button on blogger. I read through her website today and I am thinking about possibly trying it. For those who have never heard of the Fly Lady its basically a website to help you organize your life and get rid of the clutter. The woman in charge of the site sends you many emails through out the week with instructions on cleaning all areas of your house, setting routines and goals, while not overdoing it. Some of her activities I'm pretty sure I wouldn't do such as keeping a notebook with my daily schedules, inspirational quotes and such. But I may use her instructions on focusing on one part of your home and cleaning it so that it eventually becomes second nature. I am not sure if I will stick with it or not, but as Jeff said, "anything that can help you to be less messy and be organized can't be all bad."

Puppy Fever

I got bored today and started browsing the many dog adoption sites I have bookmarked. I'm not sure if this was a good idea or not. When Jeff and I first started to look for a dog we were focused on Shelties or Shetland Sheepdogs. While we were looking there were some available, but they were all far away in different states. Today, I found two in Delaware. Made me want to go out and rescue them right away. Jeff being the logical side of this relationship calmed me down a bit thankfully. We have decided that we want to wait until we have more room, when we buy a house or a townhome. Though I am sure I will try to challenge that as the days pass. But for right now I agree with him. That doesn't stop her from being totally adorable though.

New Digs

As you can see I changed my template again. Though I doubt many of you saw my old one LOL. I have a screen shot saved if anyone wants to see it. It was a very cute goldfish cracker template, but it was very loud and big for my tastes. This template is a lot more cutesy and pastel, which is nice. The only thing that bothers me a bit is that the picture is so big that you almost have to scroll down to get to the entry. I'm sure I'll get used to it though.

Finally Done

I am very happy to announce that last night I finally finished all of our wedding thank you notes. They all have been recieved or are ready to go out with the mail today. Thank goodness. Yes, we have been married for almost three months, but thats what you get when you invite 140 people to your wedding. They are done! Woot.

Monday, August 21, 2006


Jeff and I have been researching dogs lately. Ok, maybe I'm the one doing most of the researching. I would really like to get a dog, but there are a few things stopping us. One thing that is stopping us is our experience with Meg. Meg was a sweet dog, but not the one for us. We do not want to have to give up another dog. That was not fun. In addition, I work part time, but my hours are not always constant. It's hard to think about getting a dog when you won't be there half the day to train it or to take it out. School is starting soon so my hours are going to change. I should find out this week. I'm hoping that these hours will match up with Jeff's in that we would be able to care for a dog, but I'm not sure they will.

I have been looking at different breeds to see what would be good for us and our needs. Right now we are looking for a medium sized breed, can be left alone for periods of time, and is ok with one main walk a day with additional smaller ones. So far we have been looking at beagles and cavalier king charles spaniels. I haven't committed myself to a breed 100%. Jeff and I have also not decided on if we want to get a puppy so we can train it ourselves and not have to deal with the things that a random person has trained them to do or if we want to get a dog that is one or two years old so that they are somewhat trained and aren't as needy as a puppy.

In addition, I know that you need to have some free time (at least a week or two) when your not working to be with a new dog, to train it, and to have the dog get used to it's surroundings. When are we going to have the time to do this? I have no idea. We both work all week, and most holidays are only one week and are packed with visiting families. So I'm not sure. I really would like to get a dog, but before we do I want to figure out which breed is the best for us and make sure we will have some time to train it and be with it every day.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

It's not time yet

I work in an educational setting with children. I found out today that there is only four weeks until some of the kids go back to school. Damn. The summer is flying by. Today while at the groccery store I walked through the seasonal isle. What did I see? Orange boxes with spiders all over them filled with candy corn. It's not Halloween! Halloween isn't for three months. School hasn't even started yet. Oh well, they always start things early like putting out christmas stuff before thanksgiving.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Interesting view

While driving home from work today, I saw this turn left infront of me. It was massive. I guess someone in the area is having a good time. It was driving slow so I passed it easily and didn't get a chance to see which direction it ended up going.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Testing one, two, three

This entry is just a test to see if it will line up correctly in my new layout. I really hope it does, because I can't figure out why its leaving such a big space.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Lego My Wedding

I found this lego wedding cake while looking at wedding pictures. This must have taken a lot of time.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Tuxedo Search

I thought this site might be helpful for Jeff in choosing what sort of tuxedo he likes and what sort of styles and accesories are out there.

Bulk everything

I know it's a little weird to have this post follow my last post about weddings, but I found this interesting. I heard that Costco sold wedding invitations. I went to their site to see if they had any that I liked. When I got to their site I looked for the weddings tab, but while looking I discovered a different tab for urns and caskets. I wonder if you buy them in bulk.

Engraving wedding bands

Here is a list of things you can engrave inside of your ring (credit goes to 'readings & poems' bio from Most of them are sweet and some of them are really funny.

1. You are the reason
2.All my love, All my life
3. his name on yours... your name on his
4. I love you to infinite and beyond
5. your wedding date
6. date of courtship
7.A Deal's a deal
8.this is forever sun, moon, and stars
10.forever..." engraved in yours and then in his "...and ever and ever
11. Heaven Has Smiled" with our wedding date
12.I will love you forever & our wedding date
13.One Heart, One Love
14.Put it back on
15."SHMILY" (See how much I love you.)
17. forever & a day
18.Always my love life, my inspiration
20.My one, my only, for always
21.(MINE)The only one for me is you (HIS)And you for me
22.Mine says "always always" and his says "promise promise"
23.with love" and the date
24.These are the days
25. Ani l'dodi v'dodi li = "I am my beloved's" on his and "my beloved is mine" (hebrew& english)
26.LU4L = love you for life
27.Semper Fi" which means "Always Faithful"
28.un amour, pour toujours," which means "one love, for always," in French
29.My first, my last, my everything" into his ring
30.more than you know
31."para siempre" Which means "for always
32."Forever My Sunshine you, always and all ways
34.That way, from left hand to right, our engravings read "Forever and Always...And Eternity."
35."I love you 1!
36.Life's a Beach"
37.Come what May
38. A special bible reading ex 1 Cor 13
39.Lover you
40."143". It means "I love you" Count each word seperately
41."anam cara" which in Irish means "friend of my soul"
42.Wherever you are, I am
43.I love you with all that I am
44.Until the end of time

Thursday, January 19, 2006


I know my sense of humor is out there and sometimes childish, but there is one show on Mtv or sometimes Mtv 2 that cracks me up every time I watch it. It's called the Andy Milonakis show. Here is a link to his Mtv page. Am I the only one out there that enjoys him?

World of Warcraft

I used to play a Mmorpg called Fairyland. This was my very first mmorpg. I played this game for about two to three years. After playing for that long I was ready for a break. At first I was just going to stop playing mmorpg's for a while because they are addicting and it's hard to stop and accomplish the things you need to finish in the real world. So for a couple of weeks I didn't play any mmorpgs. However, I started thinking about trying a new game. One of the more popular games out there, either Everquest or World of Warcraft. I decided on Wow because Jeff wanted to play as well, I found it at Walmart on sale, and you could play for a month free which would let me decide if I wanted to p2p or not. So I bought it.

It's really hard to adjust to this new game and new style of play. Fairyland was so different. In fairyland you walk around on a blank map. As you walk around the monsters pop up on your screen and you fight them. No one can steal your monster and they are not walking around like you. In addition building your character is different. In fairyland you add statistics to your character every time you level. So if I was an AOL I would add 40 con and then add to my int and dex. On Wow you get stats when you level, but I have no idea how that fits into things. Can you control how you build your character? I have tried reading some guides, but they just leave me confused. So I guess I'll have to keep playing and see what I can figure out.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

New Template

While surfing the net I came across a site of cute templates that reminded me that I had a blogger. I picked my favorite one and set out on my test blog to make it work on my blogger. This is no small feat since the site is in spanish. Though I did take three years of high school Spanish. After fiddling with it some I learned that the way the person made the layout meant I couldn't do what I wanted without doing some heavy duty work on it. Since it is getting late and my show is almost on I decided to scrap it for a different one. Boo. If your interested this is the layout I was originally going to use originally. I also thought about using this cute sheep one as well, but I thought it was too out there. So I chose this one. I think its cute and I like that the blogger line at the top doesn't mess up the layout. However, I think there is too much white (later I will try to figure out how to add more color) and I don't like how the actual text of the entry starts so low. I'll get used to it though.

Anyways, I may be back to posting in blogger for a little bit. Who knows how long that will last. Anyways, I hope everyone has a great holiday.