Thursday, January 30, 2014



The best

The best way to navigate 4" of fresh snow is of course while eating a banana. Way more fun!



I had the most amazing cinnamon bun today. Locally made in a small bakery, topped with so much icing, gooey cinnamon in the middle. Oh man...

The entire time I'm eating it I played this in my head...over...and over...and over...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


This book, written in 1942 and printed on 1950 found its way into my inbox at the office.  No clue where it came from or why...guess I'm supposed to plan a variety show!

Monday, January 27, 2014

More Jessica

I keep forgetting to post some more of my photos! Here is another.

I guess I'll take it

I'd play it!

Movie Night

Instead of watching a movie I decided to curl up in a blanket and play Super Mario World, spent so much time playing this game in my childhood!

Friday, January 24, 2014


These questions were stupid and my answer is not a reflection of my mental age. Then maybe it is, just because I have a very dirty mind and have a dry sense of humor doesn't make me immature I guess.

Speaking of acting your age I really should stop doing these quizzes at work and dive into the huge pile on my desk!

The reasons...

One of the many reasons I love following George Takei is for the awesome randomness like that:

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Women are crazy...

So my wax girl was going on and on about eyelash extensions. I'd heard of this before, only because one of my buddies was asking where to get it done because his wife wanted it for his birthday. I had no clue what he was even talking about, let alone where to get it done. He wasn't surprised I didn't know. So when my girl was going on about the training she just went to and she is now a level 2 in applying these extensions I asked what they were.

So, you basically get an extra, longer and darker, hair glued to your current eyelash hairs. Basically...I think. Then she started saying how most women don't even wear eye make-up anymore after having it done. Well that caught my attention. I don't wear a lot of make-up but the one thing I do do every morning is my eyes. Just a quick 5 minutes, but the though of not having to do it was very interesting. 5 more minutes every morning?! So tempting. Those of you who know me know how incredibly busy I am and how 5 minutes could be sitting sipping my coffee, reading a book, or even an extra 5 minutes to get things done to give me more time for hobbies! So I took the leap.

2 hours laying on my back while she worked on my eyes. My poor back...the whole process was rather simple. I barely noticed her working on my eyelashes and the idea was she was going to add ones that would still look natural. Apparently you can get colors and feathers added to. When she was finally finished, and I managed to actually get off the table, I looked in the mirror and almost burst out laughing. I mean I like them and all, very dramatic for me, but are you kidding? No one in their right mind would think these are my actual lashes. Then again I don't wear a lot of mascara and if I did maybe they'd look that noticeable? I don't know. I'm so inexperienced in all this aesthetic bullshit, maybe the reason I decided to start trying different things this year. 

We'll see if I get use to them, I will admit I didn't put any make-up on this morning! Which was kind of awesome.

Really digging this...

Who is Jamie N Commons and why have I never heard his voice before! Need to check him out.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Most amazing breakfast bagel.

Awesome Morning

Was cleaning out a drawer in my dresser and found a pair of pants that I bought online about a year ago and they were way too small. I got them for a really good deal so to pay to ship them back was ridiculous so the pack rat in me just packed them away. Well I put them on this morning and they fit! Made my morning...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

You go buddy!


Dunno why I took this silly test. I'm not sure if this is a good or bad answer. 


Now to try not to burst out laughing during my first aid training renewal that is coming up!

Saturday, January 18, 2014


My oma's version of shepherd's pie. Curried ground beef with a touch of onion and garlic, peas and mashed potatoes. Can't wait for dinner and board game night!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Those are the people

When you aren't feeling great some people will bring over soup, others might send a card or flowers, while certain people will send you sushi. Now those are the people who know what they are doing. :)!


Things you find out...

I had my mind completely blown last night. A distant relative of mine is working on a family tree and sent out a draft to the family for review. As I'm looking down the list I see an extra box beside my grandparents among their other children. I don't recognize the name and then I realize this child died 1 month after their first birthday. I stare at it in shock, wondering how I could go all these years not knowing that my grandparents had another child I knew nothing about.

To some people this may not be a big deal, but I am very close to my family. I see my parents several times a week, we do Sunday family dinners, I visit both sets of my grandparents a minimum of once a month. I was shocked to see that my dad had another sibling. After texting my mom I find out that this child died from pneumonia when she was a year old. My heart felt heavy and broken just knowing my grandparents went through the pain of losing a child. The things that happen in people's lives that they don't share or talk about, really reminds me never to judge as everyone has this amazing and often painful background that defines who they are today.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


My Adzuki bean sprouts frown on my very own windowsill. At least what's left of them. They are yummy!


My coworker sent a teasing text to her husband calling him a "moron". Soon after she realized she had sent that text to the boss and not her husband! Made my day.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My #2 pet peeve


Taking a break from life

Laying with my legs up the wall reading. Too bad the choice reading from book club is a best selling teen novel. I guess it could be worse...I could have to read Twilight or 50 Shades! I'm thankful for this book now.

Monday, January 13, 2014


My companion while I spent the day in bed. He has not left my side the entire day.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

My new leggings

Stepped out of my comfort zone today. Was told no better way to build self esteem then to be brave, wear something you wouldn't normally and rock it even if you have to fake it. I think I did ok.

My new cups are here!!

Banana Candle...

Sunday, January 5, 2014


The best thing so far about 2014? My Elly Mayday calendar! It's even signed!

To read...

I lost my bookshelf to the evergrowing collection of boardgames so I needed to find a new place for my 'to read' books. I'll need to buy some awesome steampunk bookends. They are in no particular order and currently reading Dune and Game of Thrones.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014


We had some newcomers to board game night recently. Just found out they find me 'ditzy'. They said they want to try a new game but it might be to 'in depth' for me. Are you fucking kidding me? Ouch...

I'm the one hosting the regular board game nights and the newbees feel this way. I wonder if they'll give any thought to my reasoning for turning down their invite for games tomorrow. I mean it is a long busy day tomorrow with digital book club in the evening. But still...they probably wouldn't want a ditz there anyway.

Thursday, January 2, 2014