Friday, July 31, 2009

Mental note... always take notes, but not just mentally.

So I invented something brilliant the other day. I mean absolutely genius... I was just at home and it popped into my head and I thought, "I can't believe no one has thought of this yet!!!"

And then I stared doing something else and quit thinking about it... and didn't write it down and now for the life of me I can not remember what in the world it was that I invented. BLASTED!!!!!

This post really isn't supposed to be a joke, I need someway to go back in time... or retrace my mental steps. Let this be a lesson to all of us that "Mental notes" should not be used as your only source of documentation. I should have learned this the countless times I have been to the grocery store and forgot the sole reason I went there in the first place... I mean sometimes I (and I know many of you) can't even walk into another room without wondering what in the world I am doing there.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Photoshop... making dreams come true, one edited photo at a time.

A couple of nights ago Chuck had a steamy fantasy that he was on stage with the Red Hot Chili Peppers doing a dueling base solo with Flea (the guy with his hand on Chuck's shoulder). I say steamy because Chuck woke up sweating it was so realistic and vivid to him. He then proceeded to crank the air conditioning up full blast to cool down his rocking self down.

I was in the dream too... out in the crown ticked off because I thought some girl was trying to put the moves on my husband!!! (Don't mess with my man!) And his family was in the crowd cheering him on.

I really wish I could make all of Chuck's dreams come true... but I had no idea how I would get a hold of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, so I had Christy Photo Shop this picture for me instead. And I realized that I am glad that I don't have Photo Shop because I would never leave my house.... sitting at home trying to make funny pictures.

Love you Chuck... you will always be a rock star to me:)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tripple B


I think this is my favorite picture of the summer!!! I mean the kids were having the greatest time fishing.... until the fish actually entered the boat. Their faces are priceless.

Me in an over sized hooded sweatshirt holding a bass and Chuck with his eyes closed.

I felt bad for not posting pictures of the bass that I caught a few weekends ago... just wanted to give proof to all the non-believers that I was a bass fisher woman.

I had a chance yesterday to join a friend at the Como Zoo with her cute little girls. They have this amazing butterfly pavilion you walk into and butterflies are everywhere and they land on you and flutter around. It is kind of like this parallel universe where everything is happy and magical and no wrong can take place... until you find the dead squished butterflies that people accidentally stepped on.... it is like a reality check. But I also got to ride the carousel and I got kind of emotional about how pure and innocent little kids are... we should look at the world through their eyes more often.

I bet you thought from this picture that the third B - word was going to be biceps!!! But it's not it's....


I started reading this book this week by Michael Pollan and it is changing my life... I think he is a brilliant writer and gives great insight into the food we eat as Americans. Chuck and I have been having long and deep discussions about the chapters that I read. I am going to write more of a summary about it when I am done. But until that time I really recommend it to anyone who is interested in Nutrition and the food that we eat. It is a must read!!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Got a job

I start on Monday. It has been almost a year since I have been in the working world... it will be interesting to return. I am going to be working for a health care clinic that aids patients in weight loss. I will be the secretary to two dietitians and a physician... pretty cool huh. I figure it will be a great way to network and get some real life nutrition experience.

Time to break out the old business outfits... Ooooo I get to ride the bus and wear my heels again too!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Faux Deer Faux pas

I am not sure exactly what it is about seeing a deer on the side of the road that makes me want to alert anyone within five feet of me. Which is kind of funny because this is Minnesota and there are deer all over the place... but I just can't resist yelling, "Oh look a deer... right there, did you see that?"

So the other day I was driving in downtown St. Paul with my friend Kristy when there smack in the middle of some one's fenced-in yard was a little deer. I was so excited... "Kristy look at that...." But then as I looked a little closer I realized IT WAS A FAKE DEER. I really felt cheated... and I sat there wondering what is the mind frame of people who buy fake deer to put next to their gardens. I looked at a few websites where you can buy them... would you believe that there are people who exist who will spend over $900.00 for fake deer. If you don't believe me see for yourself.

I mean do you find joy in tricking people into thinking that your yard is some sort of animal sanctuary... do you find pleasure in pretending that a hunk of plastic is gracing you with it's presence each day. I want answers... and I want to know who these people are. Mostly because I am looking for a summer job and I figure if you are willing to shell out hundreds of dollars to look at a fake deer, maybe you could pay me money to take you to see some real ones. I will be excepting cash or credit... NO CHECKS!