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Class of 2008

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Congratulations to my baby brother, the most recent high school graduate of the family. I won't bore you with the details of the ceremony, but I will say I have never seen my brother more alive. He is outwardly cheerful, proud, and social. Montana's really been good for him. So anyway, here are a few pictures of the graduate and his lovely party. (I created the fruit plate :)

Class of 2008

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Congratulations to my baby brother, the most recent high school graduate of the family. I won't bore you with the details of the ceremony, but I will say I have never seen my brother more alive. He is outwardly cheerful, proud, and social. Montana's really been good for him. So anyway, here are a few pictures of the graduate and his lovely party. (I created the fruit plate :)

Happy Birthday, Mom!

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My mom is the most generous, gracious, and giving person I know. When I am 49, I hope to be just like her. Highlights of her birthday celebration included shopping, special phone calls, dining, live music, laughing, and wine. What else could a birthday girl ask for? (Besides having her birthday advertised on the American Legion marquee, of course) Tonight I tried Buffalo Tenderloin for the first time. I was skeptical, but let me be the first to tell you: BUFFALO MEAT IS BETTER THAN COW MEAT. It has absolutely ZERO fat, and was more tender than a baby's bottom. Think Filet Mignon...but better! OH MY GOD. As I am writing this post, I am hearing the strangest horn/alarm/siren/scary noise outside. At first, I thought, "TORNADO!" and my heart began to pound. But, I just realized, it's a train. Okay. Breathe. Phew. (Why did I think it may be a tornado warning? See picture below.) Anyway, back to the BUFFALO. It was awesome. But what was more awesome was the fac

Happy Birthday, Mom!

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My mom is the most generous, gracious, and giving person I know. When I am 49, I hope to be just like her. Highlights of her birthday celebration included shopping, special phone calls, dining, live music, laughing, and wine. What else could a birthday girl ask for? (Besides having her birthday advertised on the American Legion marquee, of course) Tonight I tried Buffalo Tenderloin for the first time. I was skeptical, but let me be the first to tell you: BUFFALO MEAT IS BETTER THAN COW MEAT. It has absolutely ZERO fat, and was more tender than a baby's bottom. Think Filet Mignon...but better! OH MY GOD. As I am writing this post, I am hearing the strangest horn/alarm/siren/scary noise outside. At first, I thought, "TORNADO!" and my heart began to pound. But, I just realized, it's a train. Okay. Breathe. Phew. (Why did I think it may be a tornado warning? See picture below.) Anyway, back to the BUFFALO. It was awesome. But what was more awesome was the fact that

Stranded in Denver

Due to the biggest, darkest, ugliest clouds I have ever witnessed, we were re-routed to Colorado Springs during my original connection to Denver. After sitting in the plane on the tarmak for a half an hour while we re-fueled, the pilot attempted a landing in Denver once again....20 minutes after my flight to Bozeman departed. FUCK. So, thanks to my mom and step-dad for figuring everything out, I am booked on the first flight out tomorrow morning and shacked up at a hotel nearby. It's quite comfortable actually. Good pick, Mom! I'll be in Bozeman at 10am. *crosses fingers* P.S. United SUCKS.

Always on the go!

Im going on yet another trip, starting today at 2:05pm. I'll be in Manhattan, Montana by 11:00pm tonight. My mom's 49th birthday is tomorrow, and my little brother's high school graduation is Saturday. I get to see my family's new house for the first time and of course eat a few home cooked meals. I CANNOT WAIT. My mom is flying with me to Minneapolis on Sunday for the AIHA convention. In between going to seminars and walking around an expo, we will be touring the MALL OF AMERICA! WAHOO! My aunt is going to meet us in Minneapolis as well and apparently I have a great aunt who lives in St. Cloud so we're going to make a visit to see her while we're in Minnesota. Thursday morning I am driving 4.5 hours to Madison, Wisconsin to visit our parent company. Unfortunately I only have a day and a half to meet important work people, and look around Madison. It's supposedly an awesome city, so I am looking forward to seeing it! I fly home next Friday night...I already

One of those days

Do you ever have one of those days when every little thing ticks you off? Well today has been like that for me. I am irritable and cranky. It all started when I was making soup and trying to grab a paper towel to set the wet spoon on. A cloth was stuck underneath the paper towel holder, inhibiting me from tearing off a paper towel. Normally, I would calmly move the cloth and proceed to grab a paper towel. But not today. Today I yelled, "GET OUT OF MY WAY!!" and threw the cloth across the kitchen. Steve looked up from the couch like "who the hell is she talking to over there?" Another example of my ridiculous behavior was when I was getting ready to go to the gym. As I was putting my contacts in, the shower towel fell from the door onto the ground. I have a phobia about clean shower towels touching anything, especially the bathroom floor, so I FREAKED. On a regular day, I would simply stop what I was doing and hang the towel back up as quickly as possible, but, no,

Down in the LBC

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I spend 90% of my time with one man. As much as I absolutely LOVE that man, and enjoy every second with him, sometimes I just need my girlfriends! Who else can accessorize the perfect dress, or tell you what color eyeshadow to use. Long Beach is the perfect place for a girls getaway. Helya lives in a quaint little part of town called Belmont Shore. Her apartment is walking distance to bars, restuarants, shopping, and the beach! I got there about 8:30 on Friday night, after a few detours and fighting my way around the Gay Pride Festival on Ocean Blvd. As soon as I walked through the door, Helya was ready with vodka shots and chasers. Unfortunately for me, I was a bit unaquainted with taking shots, so of course I took too many. Four of us girls made our way to Legends (Helya's home) and...ok...you'll need some background info for the next part: imagine this...three girls between 5 feet and 5'2'', skinny mini's (80-90lbs), and we probably don't look a day over

Busy Bee!

Sorry it's taking forever to give the details about my Long Beach trip. I have been so busy experimenting with my hair, playing with my new (PINK!) hard drive, and sneezing every second. Oh, and of course catching up on my Tivo. God, I spend too much time watching tv, but I simply cannot help myself. Here's a list of my top recorded shows: American Idol (GO DAVID COOK!) America's Next Top Model (YAY Whitney!) The Bachelor/Bachelorette (My boyfriend's favorite show..I'm serious) Dancing with the Stars (Soon to be So You Think You Can Dance - my ALL TIME favorite show!!!) Gossip Girl (Did I miss out on something in high school, or is New York just insane?) Grey's Anatomy (I LOVE Izzy's new hair) Intervention (Don't do drugs) LOST! (My body aches after watching this show because I hold my breath and tighten every muscle in my body for the entire hour) One Tree Hill (I cry at least once during every episode) The Hills (because it's addicting

Woo Pig Sooie!

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Arkansas was a blast! I asked Stephen what his favorite part of the trip was, and he said, "Jo's Mom!" Janet is a riot! She single handedly entertained us the entire weekend by getting drunk off wine, speaking in a southern accent, introducing the Furbee, and thinking of every way possible to experience True Arkansas Flavor! We tried fried pickles, fried catfish, and fried hushpuppies. We ordered our lunch from a red phone next to the table at Penguin Ed's, we tried many different types of Coleslaw, we ate ribs, chicken, pork, beef, french fries, sweet tea, sausage rolls, and Miller Light. Yeah, we pretty much spent entire weekend eating! Other than eating, we experienced several other Arkansas stereotypes. Stereotype #1: The entire town of Fayetteville (the entire STATE for that matter) is obsessed with Razorback sports. The University of Arkansas is dedicated to their stadiums on and off campus. We saw the state-of-the-art JumboTron (I had to ask what that was) at t

Fatty

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups WITH Caramel are for fat hogs. I just ate one cup and I gained 10 pounds and another neck. I think I also gained a cavity. WOO PIG SOOIEE!

Sicky

Just a quick note: Back from Arkansas but I stayed home from work today because I came down with a head cold. I will give all the details about my latest adventure tomorrow when I'm feeling better! Stay tuned...

New and Improved?

I hope you all like the new look of my blog. I finally figured out how put my own picture at the top of the page. Even though it doesn't fit just right, I still think it looks a lot better than that dumb green tic tac header. My current header is a photo I took in Cambria - my new favorite place. I will probably change around the picture from time to time...I had to think of some way to keep you coming back!! :) Tomorrow morning, S and I are leaving for Arkansas for Joanna's graduation weekend. She will be getting her Master's in Athletic Training from the University of Arkansas! Congrats Jo! I am so proud of you! We get there late Thursday night, but Joanna has a handful of fun events planned for us...I can hardly wait! I have never been to Arkansas, so I am very curious to see where she has been living for the past two years! I am looking forward to checking off another state on my list. The best part about this whole thing is I have someone to share it with...finally!

Goatmeal

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We didn't arrive to the campground until after dark, but lucky for us, Rachel and Scott already had a fire going and the bevs ready. Rachel made incredibly tasty burgers, bigger than our faces with a side of blueberry vodka. Scott spoiled us with "goatmeal" chocolate chip cookes and the rest of the night was spent by the fire talking about camp hookers. Apparently there were really camp hookers because on two separate occasions, in two different bathrooms, we found used condoms strewn across the floor and dirty panties. YUCK! Scott also witnessed a couple together in the shower. We came up with different ways to ruin this inappropriate romance: by plopping things into the toilet and grunting, or squirting water out of a water bottle into the toilet. Next time Scott! The next day, we went on a grueling hike up to pfeiffer falls. Actually, it only took us about 10 minutes and led us to Bug City. But, there were some HUGE Red Woods and tree trunk caves and tunnels, an

Camping!

We're off to Big Sur this weekend for some camping fun with good friends! I'm sure I will have some good stories and pictures to share when I get back! Is it 5:00 yet?! Chomp chomp!!