Friday, July 27, 2012

#40 I WON!

I WON! I WON!!! I WON!!!!!  

I want to first and foremost thank my Lord Jesus Christ for always having my back, I want to thank the blog that nominated me Ms. Vintage Boomer without her, I wouldn't have the award! I also want to thank coffee, creamer and BUTTER mmmmmmm butter. haha

So here is the most recent Rules of the Liebster Award:

1. Post 11 Random facts about yourself

2. Choose 11 deserving bloggers and tag them in your post - (it used to 3-5)

3. Tell them you've tagged them

4. Answer 11 questions the tagger has asked you and give 11 questions to the people you've tagged.

5. No tag backs.

Here are my top of them may have gotten this award already, but TOUGH! I still think you deserve it AGAIN! And most of these have more than 200 followers, but I can't help what I like!

1. Crack You Whip - Tracy you are awesome and you inspired me to continue with my blog
2. Just Keeping It Real Folks  - Deb, your wacky wed posts are the BEST
3. The Transformed Non-Conformist - Brett I am always drawn into your stories and I really hope it works out with you and red :)
4. Haphazard Happenstances - Erica you and your girls are beautiful! I love seeing the pics
5. Kelly Cameron (photo site) (family site)- Kelly you are my inspiration for photography. Your eye is amazing and I love your style
6. Life Served With Laughter - Jess you crack me up and you need to write more :)
7.  Like a Bubbling Brook - Jamie your canning post was amazing :)
8. Ash-Matic Does Things - I think this guy is a brit and he's hilarious :)
9. Richards Family Four - actually it should be family family six since Kristi should be popping out Ben Harrison any day now!
10. Clay Baboons - Stephanie your clay rivals gumby :)
11.  The Vintage Laundry - Just plain Love

Here are my answers to the get to know you questions:

1. what do you like to do when you are not blogging?

Trying to figure out how to take over the world

2. Favorite meal of the day?

Second Breakfast

3. Dogs or cats?

Ah my Sadie Dog, you may be an idiot, but I love you.

4. Favorite color


5. Do you like to cook or bake?

I LOVE BOTH but if I had to pick I would say Cook....its the Italian in me :)

6. Have you ever been to San Francisco and if you have, what did you like the most? What did you not like.
Yes, many many times. FAVORITE spot was the cliff house and sutro bath ruins

7. Fruit or Veggies?
Both! They are 0 points!!!

8. What is your favorite season and why?
Fall because I love layers and I think it's the most beautiful season... although we don't get much of a fall in TEXAS

9. carpet or wood floors?
Carpet in the bedrooms, wood floors in the "nice" rooms

10. Do you talk or text while driving? Why?
Yes, but if I have to text I will do it when I'm stopped and not moving... *sorry*

11. Are you saving for your retirement?
CHECK YEAH 401k baby!!

Here are my 11 questions for my blogatacks

  1. Coffee or Tea?
  2. Most embarrassing moment
  3. Last time you cleaned your toilet.
  4. One thing you really have a passion for.
  5. Favorite decade and why.
  6. How long have you been blogging?
  7. When you blow your nose, do you look at the tissue after?
  8. Low fat or sugar free?
  9. favorite techy thingy you have.
  10. If you have a Chick-fila sandwich in one hand and a Starbucks in the other, does it cancel out the stupid drama?
  11. Do you read my blog? :) hahahha
And now some more photos of me and  my award*

*award is not the real leibster award, it is my 2nd grade sunday school trophy and my prom queen crown


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

#39 SPAM...not the mystery meat kind

This morning I got this email:

(don't click on any links...I deactivated them, but just in case....YOU'VE BEEN WARNED)

Dawn Scott
I tried contacting you yesterday about the donation fund setup worth about $2M proposed by Mrs E. Keith. I am her Personal Assistant and I hope that you contact her immediately at her private email address below for more information:
Dawn Scott
PA to Mrs E. Keith

______________________________________________________________________This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email service.
For more information please visit

Really? Wow I don't even remember seeing that first email! Silly me! Let me just click on all links provided in your email that doesn't provide any REAL contact information.

 How STUPID do you think I or anyone else that reads that email is? I have to admit that this time its not some long lost cousin, or African dignitary that wants to transfer his wealth into my bank account...all I have to do is provide the routing number to my account!  But still....

Here is my face reacting to this email:

By the end of the email, I wanted to punch this "Dawn Scott" right in the Space bar.

Do you ever wonder who these people are? Sometimes I get the visual of Angelina Jolie  from the 95 Hackers movie
All cool with her red and short hair and piercings...

Then I start thinking it more of this type:

Still got the red shirt and short hair, but this is the kid that hacked into Justin Beiber's email and sent out his number after Beiber tweeted the kid's phone number. Smart kid, too much time on his hands.

But usually and I think really it's this:
Ahhhh the Nigerians.... Gotta love their persistence!

Oh Dawn Scott, did inspire me to write... 
so maybe I should be thanking you for the spam... maybe...

I'M DRINKING TEA THIS MORNING! IT was too much effort to brew so I thought boiling water would be less involved since apparently all my energy was used to write this post :)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

#38 Mountain Coffee

I am currently on vacation.

I am in the mountains.

Heaven has to look something like this...right?
Just getting of the plane and I see THIS

Mountain Pond 3 miles into a hike

Hubs looking at Jenny Lake

Why did I move to Texas again? :)  

Just kidding I do like Texas...but it would be better if it had mountains :) But then, wouldn't all states be better with mountains?  

yes. yes they would.

I've been drinking a pretty good coffee I picked up at the Albertson's here in town. Java Delight light roast. Yummy yummy!

Yes I know the picture is backwards...I don't feel like fixing it :)

There was one thing on this trip I wanted to do (besides drinking good coffee) and that was to take my picture by the Celestine Pool in Yellowstone.  

WHYYYYYY you ask!?  Because 20 years ago I was with my family crammed into a minivan in a cross country trip from California to New York for a family reunion.  Well one of the stops was at Yellowstone National Park and I took a picture of myself in front of the Celestine pool (my middle name is Celeste) so my dad said it was my pool.  :)  That picture has been one of those impression moments that you go back to and think fondly of. You know, that time when you had such a great time that every time you think about it, it just captures that trip or memory for you.  

That trip was also the trip that I got my family nickname Tinker Cow. Yes. TINKER COW.  I had a key to my "diary"  (because my 11 year old world needed to be locked into a journal) that was around my neck and in made a tinker sound.  Well at breakfast one morning I was being a butt to my older sister and pretended to drink her milk (which apparently was an unforgivable sin) a she called me a COW. My dad quickly chimed in "She's not a cow!... ( Thanks Dad for sticking up for me!)...She's a TINKER COW!" (dad fail)

And it stuck. forever my family regards me as cow.  
It had grown on me, and now after 20 years it's sort of cute :)  I even turned it into a comic strip in High school called Cow's Unite with the main character being my alter ego T.C....I'll have to share it with you all some time :) 

Anywho, back to this picture.  I descided that when we agreed on where to go for vacation, I would go back to that same spot and take my picture there again.  AND I DID!!!  So here you go!

Notice the key around my 11 yr old neck? :)

So what am I thankful for today?


Saturday, July 7, 2012


Man, I tell you what, actually working makes time FLY! what has it been like...3,4 weeks since I wrote last?   It cracks me up every time bloggers don't blog for a while and they feel the need to apologize to their readers because they feel guilty or they are letting people down. HA like people are really staring at their reader list and saying...MAN WHEN IS SHE GOING TO UPDATE HER BLOG!??!  Cause they have nothing better to do with their time :)  I do think there are awesome blogs out there that I really really enjoy reading and are excited to see a new post.  But if you post too much I think it looses its potency. That's my excuse anyway :)

I also know that some readers look at their blog list as a "to do" list that they have to check off to proceed in their day. My sister is like that, she literally subscribes to like a million blogs and has to read through every one of them. I witnessed it lol it's a bit funny! But I think she feels like she accomplished something when she does read through them all...and they seem like really cool blogs....AND she loves to read...a lot. (alot) :)

So I wanted to talk about something I don't focus on too much even though it's a big part of my blog...

Coffee Mugs!

Coffee mugs are awesome.

I've started a pin board which you can follow if you want.

Here are my ultimate FAVS

The Ray Gun Mug.  Perfect for sipping and vaporizing all in on sip!

Reflective mugs! 

Fuel Tank Mug.  Clever little thing you.

Stache Mugs! I know its trendy right now to like mustaches but these are AWESOME...and I really liek the model's hair :)

Creature Mugs! Sorpresa! I'm just going to sip this drink here then WHOA! A CREATURE!!!

Lens Mug!  The photographer in me thinks this is just plain cool.

Classic Trek.  lol

The brass knuckles Mug. Taking a PUNCH out of your sleepy morning! 
so cool.

Mr T Mug! I pity the fool who doesn't drink their coffee!

So in case any of you want to buy me any of these mugs...I will be a happy little coffee lady :)