Sunday, August 30, 2009

When In London.

London has been great thus far.  Everything is damn expensive.  Everyone is hustlin` & bustlin'.  The streets are lively.  Never a lack of uninteresting passersby.  The accents.. oh the accents!  I love it.

I am so fascinated with my little nephew (my cousin's son!) everytime he speaks.  Even my cousin & his wife's accents have changed.  So awesome.  Hahah!

We've pretty much seen all the staples here in London.  Most of the must-sees.  We didn't do any tours or go inside really.  We missed our chance to see inside Westminster Abbey due to my misjudgement on the Tube rails/paths.  We ended up walking another 20 minutes to get to the church.  By then the service was ending :(  Ugh.

We did take a tour of the Chelsea stadium (Soccer/Futbol) today though.  This was moreso for Peter than me.  Haha.  He looked like a little kid in a candy store, all googly-eyed & drooling at the site before him.  He's happy now.

As long as we get to go to Stonehenge, I will be satisfied.  Seriously.  That's all I want to see.  Anyhow, I'm pretty pooped.  Night night.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sex Dream Interrupted

"Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened."
 ~Jennifer Yane

Hahahaha, SO SO true!  A friend of mine posted all these photos of us during our Freshman year of college.  In looking back on these things, you really can't help yourself but wonder, where did all that time go?  What happened?  How did we get to this point now?  

I feel like the past 5 years have been such a blur.  An awesome blur that I wish could go on forever.  Then there's reality.  We're growing up!  Kinda.  I'd prefer to be a kid forever.  I'll try my hardest to resist the oncoming reality.

Oh, before I forget... I had awesome dreams last night.  The first had a bunch of my good friends, but I don't clearly remember the details.  My second dream... it was so vivid.  It took place in the room that I fell asleep in.  The time, the daylight, everything matched up between my dreamstate & reality.  I was laying in bed with my boyfriend (in my dream) and then as I was about to rip his clothes off, mount him, & have the greatest sexual extravaganza of my life.... I hear "Baby, it's 9:22. You should get up."  HAHAHAH.  Ultimate epic fail.  Total buzzkill.  I can't believe I was woken up from my dream.  It was going to be epic.  I've been waiting for a "sex dream" for a while.  Have you ever had one?  It's pretty amazing.  HAHA.  My dreams lately have been so vivid.  So happy.  I woke up this morning with a smile :)

Just a slight afterthought to tie the picture in more....

Everyday should be like your birthday.  Reborn.  Refreshed.  Renewed.  A new day.  A happy day.

The photo above is the birthday cake that I got for Peter earlier this month.  It's a single layer German Chocolate Cake.  It was quite delicious.

Friday, August 21, 2009

I Likey The Dresses.

I seem to have taken a liking to dresses over the course of this past year.  They're rather convenient and easy to slip on.  It was a bit cold on this day (Sunday) so I wore tights.  I slipped off my jacket once I got in the house.  I made it back home just before the thunderstorm kicked up and the rain started falling.  Yay.  I'm lucky Lexi is always a willing model.  She's such a good girl.

I just realized that almost everything I'm wearing I got for super cheap.  HAHA.  

- Hurley Dress- $2.99
- Puma Roma Shoes- $19.99
- Beanie- $6.99
- Tights- $1.50

Anyhow, yesterday Peter & I got some Papa John's Pepperoni pizza after he got off of work.  We stopped by the grocery store to get some snacks while we waited for our pizza.  When we got home, we ate all but one slice, drank a bunch of soda, ate a bunch of chips, & munched on some twinkies.  Goodness.  Junk food addicts.  Sometimes I wonder how my kidney's and everything else takes one all the crap food.  Haha.  It's ok though, it's been forever since I've had a pizza.  Now I just want more... :)

Of course... we passed out for the next couple of hours.  I woke up still SUPER full.  We then played scrabble and Peter finally succeeded in beating me during the last game.  BOO!  I had the crappiest letters everrrrr.  Rematch!

I woke up pretty early today.  I woke up to Lexi sleeping on the bed with me (as usual).  She couldn't last more than a day without doing this!  Ever since I washed all the sheets & pillows, I didn't allow the doggies on the bed.  I must've been sleeping really good if I didn't notice her sneak her way on.  Haha.

Once I was really awake, I wrote up three cover letters and sent out two of them.  I hope someone calls me back soooon!  I need a job.  A full-time job.  Once that happens, I can start saving up some moolah.  I've got my eyes set on all these goals.  I think I should create a vision board sometime soon.  It'll be nice to see all the things I want all in one place.  Yes, I think I'll do that.

Till then... job hunt continues!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Testing G1 Pixelpost

Taking a drive to Denver.  We have the same look on our face.  Haha!  I was testing out this application on my g1 and I guess it uploaded this photo to both of my blogs.  Strange.  I'll have to change that setting.  It's pretty nifty though.  I'm wondering if I'll have internet access on my phone while I'm in London?  I hope so!  I'll need to make a call to T-mobile as well to get the unlock code for my Blackberry.  Just in case... ya never know.  I'm sure they'll give me the code, even though I've had the phone for less than a year.  I've been with T-mobile for over 10 years now!  Seesh.  Have I really had a phone that long?!  Crazy.

Anywho, after I write up these invoices and send them out, I need to make a few phone calls and get things in order.  I also need to look for more jobs and write more cover letters.  At least Wellsfargo e-mailed to say I can schedule an appointment with them.  That's one opportunity!  This job hunting thing is getting depressing.  Haha.  At least I have London to look forward to!

Monday, August 17, 2009

My Babies

As promised, photos of my little big babies that I love so so much.  We've had Lexi for as long as Peter & I have been together.  Zeus became a part of the family about 8 months later.  I  gave these two munchkins a MUCH needed bath today.  Lexi was VERY well behaved, as expected.  Zeus on the other hand.... I wanted to kill him.  He was a nightmare!  Every chance he got, he would try to shake off all the water in his coat.  Lexi didn't get me wet at all, but Zeus... oh man.  The boy got me soaked!  Aside from his misbehaving, I have two fresh, clean babies now.  I brushed them both at least 5 times.  I need to brush them again tonight.  Oh the beauty of having a huskies!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Green Is A Restful Color.

Did you know:  Green is a restful color with some of the same calming attributes of blue. Like blue, time moves faster in a green room.

Green also denotes balance, harmony, & stability.  Green is one of my favorite colors; it's a stark contrast from my favorite above all, black.

I also decided a couple months ago that I want either a moss or tea green with a touch of yellow/gold as my wedding colors.  Unless I find some super awesome black dress(es), then you know...  Hahah.  I would TOTALLY rock a black wedding gown ;)  No worries.  I don't have 'wedding' on the brain.  Far from that actually.  Just need to keep these notes somewhere.

Anyhow, I should turn this blog into a "what I wear when I'm bored" kinda thing.  Haha.  Saturday, I was quite bored. I played with some make-up & made myself feel pretty.  Always nice.  Took some photos and played outside on the deck with my two baby dogs.  After that, I cleaned up a bit and watched season 2 of House!  Exciting.  That was pretty much my whole day.

Right now I have some website work that I need to get done.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the rest of the day though.  *sigh*  Maybe I'll play video games.  Hah.  We'll see.  Smile!

"Keep smiling - it makes people wonder what you've been up to."

Friday, August 14, 2009

Asher Ida.

My pretty sweet hoodie that I bought yesterday! It's a Matix Asher Ida hoodie. I normally wouldn't wear purple, ever, but I think it went well with the mix of grays & black. Plus, I can't see the purple insides & the purple in the back, so it doesn't bother me as much. As long as I don't see the color 24/7, I can tolerate it! Haha. Strange logic indeed.  It's originally $67.95, but I got it for $20. Yay!  I love deals.

Yesterday Peter & I went down to Denver and went to Park Meadows. I got the hoodie, MAC eyeliner, & $13 worth of white & milk chocolate covered gummy bears from Sweet Factory. A bit indulgent with the sweets. Totally worth it though! I love chocolate covered gummy bears!

We finally got home after a looong drive & ran into a crazy old man carrying a rock, looking for a certain place. Peter tried to help the man out, but he quickly became irate, & ended up arguing with Peter. LOL. Something was truly not right with the guy. I was afraid he was going to come back and smash my car windows in >_<

After some lounging around & eating a bunch of junk food, Peter & I played some scrabble! I beat him! Twice! I hope he's up for a rematch tonight. Lol. He needs to increase his vocabulary. It's rather hard trying to work with 3, 4, sometimes 5 letter words after a while. Haha. He'll get better, hopefully!

Today, I turned in a cover letter & resume for this position I really want. It's located in Fort Collins though, but *cross fingers* I hope I have a chance at it at least!  Please, please, please.  Until I get a call back, I'll just have to wait and see and send out more cover letters & resumes.  Such is life.

Lastly, it's been 2 1/2 years since Peter & I have been together.  What a milestone eh?  Who would've thunk it?!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

June. July. August. Summer.

"What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade." 
~Gertrude Jekyll

I wish it was still June. In June, I would be in Hawaii in the comfort of my huge, super sweet, best hangout place in the world, room. Maybe that's a stretch, but it's my room. I am biased. I would also be with my mom, brother, & my little lucky bear (whom they say is 15lbs now!). Not to mention, FRIENDS, my friends. I wish it was still June.

Summer is slowly coming to an end. Autumn will soon be on our doorstep. Fortunately, I get to close my summer out with a trip to London! I get to see the sights.. definitely SUPER excited for stonehenge.. just travel & experience a whole different culture and lifestyle. Awesome! I also get to see family that I haven't seen in forever & a day.

I'll definitely miss the sunshine of summer. I actually got a tan this time around! Though, I'm still considerably "whiter" than everyone else. I already miss you summer. Time to start planning out at least some kind of schedule for my trip to London!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Day.

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
  ~Mahatma Gandhi

I took time off from all the cover letter writing & application filling to stop and make myself feel pretty.. er, prettier.  Hey, nothing wrong with that.  I find that when I feel pretty, I feel happier.  Hah!  Not that I am lacking confidence ;)  Not the case.  It simply feels nice.

I also stopped and took a few photos.  I haven't really played with my camera in a long time.  I'm happy with the results :)  I got some great photos of Lexi & Zeus.  I'll have to post those in a follow-up entry.

I spent a good amount of yesterday, TEXTING those two.  Funny.  I enjoyed it.  I am rather happy with the results as well.  Makes me feel like a played a hand in it all in a strange way.  I usually try to avoid these situations, but this one was simply unavoidable.  Best of luck, loves.

Today wasn't as productive as I would've liked it to be, but there's always tomorrow.  Peter & I will be heading to Denver to visit his mom for a bit.  Haven't seen her in forever.  Maybe I can get my iPod fixed as well?  Hopefully there's time.  We shall see :)  

Here's a full-shot of the photo I posted above:

Sunday, August 9, 2009


"The trouble with resisting temptation is it may never come your way again."
 ~Korman's Law

This is my saying for the day and probably for the next week or month or longer :)  Tis true in every which way.  Have you ever been dealt a temptation so great only to deny yourself the unequivocal pleasure for years?  In truth, YEARS doesn't even cover it.  It is aeons by comparison.

Open the floodgates.  Let the carnal desires take over with wreckless abandon.  You'll never be more at peace with yourself, perhaps even a little smug.  Just saying.  The reality that it may never come your way again is a defining factor.  When the opportunity presents itself accept it and go with it.  The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.

A warning though, giving in may open the floodgates to other possibilities ;) 

Friday, August 7, 2009

Chautauqua Park

Nature's Peace
Boulder, Colorado

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
~John Muir

I took this on our way back down from the Royal Arch Trail in Chautauqua Park. I post-processed the photo in Photoshop to make the colors really pop and bring out the scenery below the rolling hills.  Coming out from the clearing of trees, the space opens up to a pretty meadow overlooking Boulder County.  Click on the photo for a full-sized image via flickr.  There on the right you can see the CU- Boulder.  Sight's like these make me even more doubtless that of a kind and loving God exists.  Blessed assurance.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tuesday's Adventures.

Peter & I went on a late afternoon hike in Boulder and brought our babies along with us.  We got to Boulder at 6PM and had about 2 or so hours before sundown to complete the hike.  In essence it was a race against time and I had no idea what was in store for us on the trail.  Within the first 1/2 mile my legs tightened, my lungs burned, & my heart, my poor heart, was ripping through my chest.  So much for telling Peter, "I hope you're in shape, baby.  They say its a moderately strenuous hike."  Despite the absence of exercise in my life, I fair well in most physical activities.  I carelessly forgot to factor in the mile-high altitude change which I have not yet readjusted to.  My mistake.

I kept trucking along, trying not to let my face, breathing, or stance betray me by showing too many signs of weakness.  Too proud.  Too out-of-shape.  Haha!  We hiked through a scenery of forests, rock clusters, large boulders, stone steps, & climbing 1,200+ft in a matter of 2 miles (one way).  We finally reached our destination, The Royal Arch.  Who said a trip to Utah is required to see & enjoy beautiful natural arches crafted & shaped by natures hands?  The arch was much larger than I expected.  Not to mention the view... oh the view.  Simply fantastic.  I loved just sitting on the boulder overlooking the city of Boulder and further down south, Denver.  Yes, I could see Denver from here.  In this moment, I could see God's creation before me.  Breathtaking.

Sometimes I wonder if Peter sees what I see in nature?  I always get a casual, "The view's alright."  Never an, "Amazing. Beautiful. Lovely."  It baffles me.  How can you not be in awe?  How can you not fully appreciate the beauty of it all, simple as it may be?  Maybe I'm too simple.  Maybe I just enjoy nature.  Maybe I see beauty in different things.  To each his own.  At least we got a work out ;)

On our way back down, twilight took over as the sun said goodbye.  We made it out of the trees & into the meadow with just a tinge of sunlight leftover.  The sky served as a backdrop for the Rocky Mountains in beautiful shades of dark blues, purples, & pinks stretching into the night. Perfect. 

Next up: Wednesday's Adventures.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Game face.

The heart giveth away what the mind and body refuse to convey. Be still my heart. I will no longer let him near you.