Friday, February 27, 2009

in case you ever wondered....

i'm going to guess that most of you have never wondered this before...and probably you don't really care about what the world is like at 3:00am. but for the sheer fact that i got to experience it this morning i was all like i guess i will at least tell my blog about it. so that's what i'm doing.

let's be real about one thing. the only time anyone is (or should ever) be up and around at 2:30am is when they are coming home (maybe a little faded) and going to bed. pretty sure it should be illegal for people to wake up at this hour. in fact alarm clock companies should just make a deal with the world that they won't function prior to 5am...5am is gross but anything before that is just wrong.

check it...

that is the official number i read while parking at the oregon convention center this morning.

it was dark, freezing and my car windows were icy. sick. i passed 7 cars total between my house and OCC. sick. the parking garage metal gates were down, i had to use the swiper and i set the extremely loud alarm off. sick. my window decided to have an electrical issue when i tried to roll it back up from using the swiper and wouldn't roll back up, so it was left half down today. sick. i was the first person (apart from 1 security guard) to enter the convention center today. sick. it is 2:27 and i have already worked an 11 hour day. sick. i am guess you are finding a trend with this mornings activities...there was a lot of sick going around...although, in fairness it wasn't all nasty...some of it was actually kind of awesome...

here's why -- i got to work with drew carney again today!! and rose marie nicols mcgee (yeah i know right? tight ass name!! she is a speaker at the show...and drew did one of his segments on her....)

plus sister and i got approved for our new house and we sign the lease this weekend! it has a laundry room WITH a brand new washer and dryer...i feel spoiled...not to mention it has TWO full bathrooms, a fancy new bar, huge video projector screen in the basement (aka the tv!), garbage disposal...AND the best part of the whole entire house...the dishwasher!! i never realized what a luxury a dishwasher was. like most things, you never realize how amazing until you don't have it...a dishwasher is one of those things.

Monday, February 16, 2009

the new look

so i haven't blogged much about the cat lately. little vera is not so little anymore...i mean she isn't huge or anything shes skinny wild and crazy as ever...and the fact that she must run everywhere rather than walk is probably part of what keeps her skinny ass so thin...she's good.

however this blog isn't about her. this blog is about my other cat. bella. i got bella when i was a freshman in college. however i got her when i lived in the dorms so she she had to live at home with my parents for a while. the plan was that she would move in with me when i finally got a place of my own, however she ended up being a really weird cat with slight mental issues. we were all afraid that if we uprooted her from the comfort of what is under my old bed at my parents house and move her not only out of the bedroom but out of the house completely and into an entirely new place she may just convulse out of nervousness and fall over dead. so we decided it was probably best just to leave her...and my mom and dad didn't mind too much considering they maybe see her once every other week when she slinks to the laundry room to eat a bite of food or the once-a-month my mother digs her out from under the bed to go to her grooming appointment. see the thing is bella is a white persian cat. she has lots of hair. lots of thick white cotton fluffy hair. that mats. hard core. nonetheless it was time for her grooming...normally when the cats go get groomed they come back looking gorgeous luscious...smelling fabulous with whispy flowing fluff fur...well this time not so much.

mom went to pick up the cats and this is what happened to bella.

she got shaved. she hates it...runs around with her tail between her legs and shivers like someone through her naked ass out into the middle of arctic blast 2008. but personally i think she looks awesome! not only does she look like she's wearing white uggs...but now when you hold her you don't get covered in eight inch long white hairs. she may have to get used to the new look. it may be a permanent one.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

disney...and the results

pretty sure that this past week i just experienced was probably one of the BEST times i have had in my entire life...

no joke. lets recap.

6 straight days of laughing...i don't even remember the last time i have done so much laughing...and i am pretty sure on more than one occasion i had to concentrate hard on not peeing my pants. reasons you ask? i blame these two...

i can't even remember everything we laughed at...because basically it was everything and im sure people thought we were nuts cause most of the stuff we thought was funny probably wasn't. i'm guessing it was the combination of almost zero sleep and trying to manage 24 teenagers in disney world that made us go a little nuts.
but here are some fav moments...nonetheless.
-seniorenas and jason
-being on thunder mountain when it broke (total salt) - i have a video about that...i'll post it.
-going on splash mountain...purposefully sitting in the back so we wouldn't get wet...made it through once totally dry but then the douche bags working the ride thought it would be funny to send us through a second time (literally pushed the button and sent us through without even asking - there last words "oh...sorry we are on a schedule") only this time we got NAILED by the water and were sopping wet...
-1/2 hour conversations about salt, phones, salad and dressing
-hayley's laugh
-old school disney cartoons
-waffle cone ice creams
-recycled air
-which chipmunk has one tooth and which has two
-world's best mom trophys
-monorail lines at the contemporary hotel when denise educates me on babies daddies, affairs and other important stuff...
-10second camera timers
-the skit

i love them...

also who i love...are THESE GIRLS!!!

seriously. they crack my shit up! hell yes they can drive me INSANE..but i wouldn't trade them for the world. they are adorable, funny, hard working (most of the time), silly, hilarious, sweet, and watching them dance is my favorite thing ever.

our routine was pretty much ridiculous amazing...and if you have yet to see it please go to and search lake oswego and watch it...because i couldn't be prouder of them!!! dude learn about us being the 11 BEST high school hip hop team in the entire united states...kind of AWESOME!!!!

this was us at awards ceremony...please just look at how amazing that finals stage is!! talk about once in a life time experiences!!

i love coaching this team...i wouldn't trade them for the world!! and these are moments i will cherish forever - because i am not quite sure i will ever have a team that i love so much.

here's to the rest of the season - and making the next six weeks the best most fun times ever!!