Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I have a friend name Derek, he is going to have a birthday tomorrow. Happy birthday, Derek!

In celebration, I will be bringing the entire staff of IKEA over to his house tomorrow night. Free Rumbi Island Salads for all!

IKEA Management: Please bring gifts for Derek that he will be able to share with your employees.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


This last Saturday Arthur and I went to the Zoo! It was pretty fun. We had a blast! The Zoo has changed a lot since I was little. The best part is that they still have that lion shaped drinking fountain. I didn't dare drink out of it, I figured it was pretty gross. I figure they probably replace the nozzle on it or something, hopefully every few years. It was so hot out on Saturday! I love the sun, I can't stand the snow. That is the worst part about living here.

The Zoo still has that really cool big bug display. I love looking at the butterflies... and I hate looking at the beetles, spiders, and disgusting walking stick things. Ugh! I can't stand those big bugs. Every time I see that display I feel like one is crawling on me. Ever see Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? I watched it awhile ago and that bug part drives me nuts!

Arthur was mad that they got rid of the butterfly exhibit. He used to ride the bus 2 hours back and forth to his house just so he could go volunteer there and help with the butterflies. He was only 14.

I didn't get any pictures inside of the Zoo, I forgot my memory card on my camera... so I was only able to fit a few shots on there. The others didn't turn out. Here's the one that did, outside of the Zoo:

Monday, June 30, 2008


I am a terrible cook. I would rather eat out every night of the week than have to cook every night. We were eating out nearly every night before Arthur decided we couldn't do it anymore. I was pretty mad, but I agreed to compromise. He figured out a good plan. We could go out once a week to eat, and every other night he would cook and do the dishes. I was ok with that! So every night he comes over, and cooks! It sounds funny, but it works for us. He loves to cook and I love to eat... He doesn't mind doing dishes, and I hate to do dishes. :)

This weekend was fun. My cousin Brooke and her husband Jim came over on Friday night. Arthur and I bought American Idol for the Wii so we all sang and had a blast. Halfway through the night, Brooke said she wanted a treat. I wanted one too, so we thought about what we could do. Normally, I suggest we go out and get dessert somewhere... but then Arthur would have counted that as our one night out! No way!

So Brooke and I dug in my cupboards and I found a box of cake mix and some frosting. We made chocolate cupcakes! We were pretty proud of ourselves. Can you tell?

In the end, we had a blast making cupcakes. Arthur and Jim both had one and Brooke and I each had 2. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I can cook, even if it is just a cake mix. :P

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Shiny Desires

Last year for my birthday, my Fiance Arthur and I celebrated it by having a local vacation. Local vacations are weird because you leave your house and go to a hotel and stay just a few minutes from where you actually live.

Arthur and I had been dating at that point for nearly 3 years. We had talked a few times about getting married, but there weren't any concrete plans yet. I kept pestering Arthur about what he was going to get me for my birthday.

One random weekend before my birthday Localvacation, I asked for some kind of hint. I was so excited when he told me that my gift was "shiny" and "something I've always wanted". I knew it had to be a ring.

The last night of our Localvacation, we were hanging out in the Grand America hotel room he had gotten for us. I opened my presents and I kept looking for a little ring box holding the shiny gift I'd always wanted.

I opened the last pacakage and it was a Sony Digital HDD Video camera. The metal was so shiny. It was something I had spotted at Best Buy a few months back, and I had told him that I really wanted a video camera for a long time.

So, I ended up getting exactly what the hint told me it was. A shiny video camera I'd always wanted. I was so mad!

Don't worry, I eventually got my ring. :)