Friday, December 29, 2006

Stop the Catbox!

Usually commercials that are overplayed get on my last nerve. It's rare that I fall in love with a commercial, but I've found one that I just can't stop thinking about. When I haven't seen it in a few days, I start to miss it. Now I've found it online and I'm annoying my family by continually playing it:D

Maybe it's because of my personal experiences with and love of misheard song lyrics that I love it so much. Anyway, I thought I would share it all with you as well!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Holiday Round-Up

I hope all of you that celebrate it had a very Merry Christmas:) I'm still recovering from the flu, but today I'm finally feeling quite a bit better, though still not back to 100%.

Like many people, I'm sad that Christmas has come and gone already. One thing that I look forward to every year that I miss already is the 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family. I get so excited for December 1st just to see all the Holiday specials and movies.

Since I wasn't feeling at all well this year, I spent my Christmas Eve planted in front of the TV with my box of Kleenex watching the Christmas Eve marathon and various other holiday movies. It was great:) I miss the shows already!

One of my favorites is one I discovered only a few years ago thanks to ABC Family: The Year Without a Santa Claus. I didn't watch the NBC live-action remake this year, but I did see the original twice! As with many people, my favorite part has to be the Snow Miser and Heat Miser songs. They're just great. So great, I thought I would share them with you all here (even though it's after Christmas:P )

I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

December Sunset

I have quite a few photos to post that I've taken over the last couple of weeks. I figure I'll start with the most, these are my favorites of my most recent photos:) I took these sunset photos on Thursday.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Another Survey!

I saw this floating around blogland and decided I'd chime in. I tagged myself this time though:)

I have more photos to post too when I'm feeling up to it. I seem to have caught a touch of the flu (again!) so I'm a bit under the weather.

Four jobs I’ve had:
1. Ice Hockey Scorer/Announcer
2. Grader for Introductory Electronics Class in college
3. DSL Support Technician
4. Project Manager

Four Places I’ve lived:
1. Bonita, CA
2. Dallas, TX
3. Stanford, CA
4. Camarillo, CA

Four favorite foods:
1. Pizza
2. Hot Dogs
3. Mushroom Swiss Burger
4. Bread

Four movies I could watch over and over
1. Rush Hour
2. Rush Hour 2
3. The Sound of Music
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Four TV shows I enjoy
1. Heroes
2. Men in Trees
3. Bones
4. House
(these are just off the top of my head...there are many more than 4!)

Four places I’ve traveled:
1. Switzerland
2. Costa Rica
3. Irapuato, Mexico
4. The Netherlands

Four places I’d like to visit:
1. Italy
2. Australia
3. Scotland
4. South Africa

Four websites I go to (almost) daily
1. When do I have time anymore:(

Four people I’m tagging to do this to:
1. Do 4 people still read my blog? LOL! Anyone who reads this and wants to, I suppose:)

Friday, December 22, 2006

Interesting Holiday Questions

This was making the rounds earlier and I thought it was interesting and festive for the season. It's taken me a while, but I'm finally answering it:)

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?

Definitely Hot Chocolate. I'm addicted and drink it even when it's hot outside:P

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?

Um, well in my experience just sits them under the tree, though I've never personally been Santa myself.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?

Both, though I think colored are a lot more fun:)

4. Do you hang mistletoe?

Er, nope.

5. When do you put your decorations up?

I'm lucky if they get up at all when I'm on my own LOL.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?

Not sure, stuffing or mashed potatoes I guess.

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:

Oh man, I don't know. I guess I'd pick when Santa came by the house to deliver one present personally on Christmas Eve. That was so cool!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?

Can't remember how old I was, but after a while, I realized that Santa's handwriting always looked a lot like either my mom's or dad's...

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?

I used to as a child, but not most years now that I'm an adult.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?

Well, my sister got us going more in the "designer" tree direction, but I like the good old fashioned colored lights and sentimental ornaments...

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?

Love it! But that's probably because I don't live in it, just visit from time to time.

12. Can you ice skate?

Yep! It's one of my favorite things to do:) I haven't gone in a while, but I took lessons a while back and even have my own skates.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?

That I gave or received? Gave would have to be the year my sister and I chipped in and bought my parents a weekend getaway at a Bed and Breakfast place in the Mountains in Big Bear.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?

Being with my family!

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?

Frosted sugar cookies!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Christmas Caroling, though I haven't done it in years. The block I grew up on (and where my parents still live) used to have a Christmas caroling party every year. We'd go around the neighborhood caroling and then go to someone's house to enjoy yummy treats, fun with friends and even a visit from Santa!

17. What tops your tree?

It depends year to year...

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?

Definitely giving. I tend to go totally overboard, but I love it!

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?

Um, I dunno. The Chipmunk Christmas song? LOL!

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?

Nice to look at, but not yummy to eat.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A Few Balboa Park Photos

I haven't really taken the time to go and seriously take photos out at Balboa Park. It's a place where a lot of people take photos; maybe that's why...I like to be a bit more unique:)

Anyway, I went to a craft fair with my mom a few months ago and took a couple of photos I thought I'd share. Most didn't turn out so well since it was the wrong time of day (it was too bright) and there were too many people around walking in and out of the shots.

I posted my last grades tonight and I just have to drop some stuff off tomorrow at school and then I will officially be on break! Of course, I still have things to do to prepare for next semester, but I won't be teaching daily...

More posts soon:)

Friday, December 08, 2006

November Photos

I'm really tired today, so I'm not going to write much. But here are some photos I took during November...

Monday, December 04, 2006

I'm Alive!!

Wow, December already! Sorry I've been MIA so long. I was sick and super busy for a couple weeks right after my last post, but I've been thinking about blogging a lot lately.

I can't remember all of the topics I wanted to blog about, but for now, I'll post some photos I've taken in the last couple of months. Here are some from October. I'll post some from November soon...

Friday, October 27, 2006

Video of My Sister Singing!

Tis me again! I haven't had a chance to sort through all my photos, but I do have something to share:)

My sister and I were both in show choir in high school. I sing in the car for fun, but she's continued to sing at various functions through college and now even afterwards! She's been working with a song-writer for the last 8 months in Boston and they've been performing at various small venues lately.

One of the places with open mic night video taped one of their performances so I thought I'd post it here for everyone to enjoy:)

They also recorded a 5 song CD which is supposed they're going to start selling soon. Anyway, here is the video...

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I'm Still Alive!

Howdy Blogland! Yes, I'm still alive and still insanely busy. I'm sorry I've been MIA so much especially for the month of October. So much has happened. I'm 30 years old now! I can't believe it. I remember back in high school when I would imagine being 24 (because that would mean it was the year 2000). Now it just seems unreal that I've reached 30.

Teaching is going well. It keeps me very busy though. In fact, I have papers I could be grading right now, but I need a break! I have photos that I just downloaded from my camera from weeks ago, but I'm not sure when I'll have time to go through them and post some of them. Hopefully soon.

I haven't had much time to visit blogs lately either. Hopefully I can catch up, but it may not be 'til December when the semester is over!

Anyway, I just wanted to post a note to keep the blog a bit more up-to-date. Hope all is well with those of you who may read this:)

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Stormy Skies...

Here are some more pictures I've taken in the last couple of weeks. We had a couple storms move through so the cloudy skies made for some nice photos:)

Friday, September 29, 2006

Some New Photos:)

I'm finally getting around to posting some photos I took a couple of weeks ago! These are pictures I finally stopped to take one day. I drive up this hill pretty much daily and kept saying one day I needed to stop and take some photos. I used to walk up and down it on my way to elementary school every day.

Anyway, I noticed this plant (I think it is an aloe plant) that is similar to one I posted photos of earlier. The color and texture is a bit different though and it intrigued me. It was a bit bright so there are some shadows. I also posted a few photos looking across the street from where I parked.

I have some more photos to post later as well. I hope everyone is doing well!