Friday, March 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Meatwad!

This week Meatwad turns a year old! My little bitty baby kitten that I brought home last May has turned into a big fat house kitty!

The day I got my bundle of joy:

meatwad fighting with a hanger.

He's gained about 20 pounds in a year. But, you'll be happy to know I've placed my tubby little kitty on diet.

More Pics:
kitty on a nate-dizzy

kitty in a bowl


meatwad is small.


me and my meatwad. :)


Oh Yea! I almost forgot! Tomorrow also marks the 2 year birthday of my blog!!

Thursday, March 29, 2007


So I found this really cool website that takes your personal pictures and turns them into mosaics. It's really neat and free. It takes a few days (yes, days) to work, but it's totally worth it.

Check out what I got back:

Make your own Here.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

i need..

I need a vacation something bad.

I'm trying to convince Jared to go to the beach with me, and we were talking about Wilmington. This would be pretty awesome. The only problem is, he can not take annual leave until July, when he's been the manager for at least six months. I'm totally willing to go to the beach with him in July, but I'm going to also need another short vacation before then. I'm thinking about going somewhere for a one night motel vacation. But I just need to decide where. I'd rather it not be anywhere that is further than a 3 hour drive. I hate driving long distances.

I really really really want to go to the beach. Now. But that's just too far to go for one night. *sigh*

Maybe I just need to go to the pool. Anyone know of a public pool in Hickory? One that's not too public though..

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Come and get me, beach!

On Sunday I went to Target and I bought something that I have never before in my life bought, a swimsuit.

I've had swimsuits before. When I was a kid my mother bought me swimsuits and forced me to wear them. After hitting the 14 age mark though, it was always shorts and a t-shirt. If I was feeling crazy, I would wear the black polka dotty one that my mother gave me which was one of her cast-offs from her skinny phase. The top part was a little loose, meaning my boobs had to grow into it. Even with this swimsuit, which I still have and have still been using since then, I have always topped it with a t-shirt.

Why? I could lie and say it was to protect myself from sunburn. But let's be honest, I'm a girl and I'm self-conscious. All girls are, especially in bathing suits.

But this year, I am approaching summer with a positive attitude (at least I'm trying to). Rather than shy away from beach trips and anything involving Jared seeing me in the embarrassing mess of the black polka dotty suit with a t-shirt, I decided to try and find a flattering swimsuit. After all, last year I lost a little weight and I'm feeling better about myself than I have in years.

Summer, here I come.. Beach, here I come. Sunburn, here I come.

Swimsuit Top.

Swimsuit Bottom.

What do ya think?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Summer already? *sigh*

So yesterday was absolutely gorgeous outside. I was totally loving being outside. I was enjoying the sunshine, the flowers, the tress, the breeze, the happy music on the radio, and I was even having fun with my GPSing. I was enjoying it until 3:00. Then, it started to get a little hot and I was reminded of what's lurking just around the corner that threatens to make me a miserable girl over the next few months: Summer.

-Summer comes creeping out at you right around May.
-Summer catches you between your car and your front door (even though it's only 20 feet) and makes you start your day with a bucket of sweat.
-Summer catches you doing your Tuesday job (which requires you to be outside all day) and then gives you the worst skin-peeling sunburn.
-Summer hinders any and all road trips because you know you're going to want to run your air conditioner but you also know gas costs at least $2.50 a gallon.
-Summer makes your electric bill go up.
-Summer beckons you to get in or near a pool or ocean, which means some unlucky sap is going to have to see you in your swimming suit.
-Summer causes you to spend more time wearing shorts. And if you're like me, you just can't find a flattering pair of shorts no matter the cut, the length, or the style.

Have you figured out yet that I'm not excited about summer? Thankfully I awoke this morning to find it back to good old 50 degrees. Yummy.

Jared and I went to Boone last night in hopes of escaping the most awful time of the year. It was so nice. Two beers a piece and some warm, yummy, Mellow pizza, and we were feeling just right. Balanced.

Friday, March 16, 2007

whatta man

Have you ever noticed there are some songs which you just can't help but dance too? I mean, no matter how many times you hear it, and no matter how long it's been since you've heard it, you just have to shake your head and move your hips (which is fun sitting down at your desk).

Today I was fooling around on Itunes and found "Whatta Man" by En Vogue and Salt n Peppa. Geez. What an awesome song. It gives me goosepimples. Every girl in America between the ages of 22 and 32 (and above, I'm sure) knows a good portion of the words to this song and sings along when she hears it.

Next up, I'm going to download "Shoop". And then some Boys II Men. :)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Zombie Lurch 06

Zombie Lurch 06
Originally uploaded by wiredjazz.
ugh. I feel like a total zombie today. And actually, a lot lately. I took Tuesday off because of cramps so I got to sleep late, but it still didn't help. I need a vacation. Too bad Jared works 90 hours a week. I'd like to drag him away for a few days. All I want is to sit on the beach for a couple of days with no responsibilities. Could April 6th (my ONE day off for Easter) come a little sooner? Please?

Monday, March 12, 2007

Two things..

One: Holy Crap! Could May 25th get here a little sooner please? I mean seriously look at this hottness!!

Two: There are only so many things that can make the post office actually cool. Here is the biggest reason why I'm hoping that the Hickory Post Office keeps up with the coolness.

Friday, March 09, 2007

A few thing to brighten? your day.

Constantine Maroulis with a mullet:

Elliott Yamin's new look:

Ricky Ullman, a.k.a. Phil of the Future, a.k.a. hottest young hottie, now no longer illegal:

uuuh, this is why I want a pug:

Okay that's enough. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Poor Johnny

Keeping my finger crossed, Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose is in the hospital and is in "serious condition". Yikes.

you know what sucks?

*Waiting a year to find out results of a job classification/salary study at your office, only to find out that you just started making the MINIMUM pay for your job, and that's not going to change any time soon.

*Figuring out that your boyfriend makes more than you and he didn't have to go to all the trouble of hunting down a job and working there for 2.5 years before making this amount.

*Figuring out that you make the second to least pay amount at your office of 50+ people.

But you know what? It's all good for now. I'm not starving. Yet.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

American Idol Season 6

So sorry for the lack of posts lately. I was out of my office most of last week, and honestly I just haven't had much to write about, and haven't had the desire to type much. I still don't, but Carmen keeps yelling at me (check comments of last post) to post a blog, so here it goes. Things in life are staying pretty still. I'm still working, still seeing Jared, and everyone is good. So what am I going to write about? One of my passions, American Idol.

I never watched season 1 or 2 of Idol and I only watched the last four episodes of season 3. That's when I got hooked, and I've pretty much watched every episode since then, with the exception of the finale for season 4. I just couldn't stand to see Blow Bice on my tv screen any more. I was pulling for Constantine. But Carrie Underwood is a nice substitute. Last season I was pulling for Ace, then Elliott, then Catherine McPhee. I still don't get what everyone sees in Taylor (I'm "cool" because I'm old looking) Hicks.

This season, it's Blake Lewis for me. He's pretty. And so far, he's the best (as far as the guys). He can beatbox too, which is friggin sexy. I know I always pick guys to pull for, but I'm a girl, and guys are who I'm attracted too. I know that Melinda Doolittle and Lakisha Jones and Sabrina Sloan are awesome and should be in the top 5, but I'm hoping Blake will be there too. Honestly the best singer in the whole competition is Melinda, and I have no doubt she'll be in the top 3, or 2, but we all know the best singer doesn't always win.

Anywho, there's my input on the American Idol this season. I promise not to write too much about it, as I have in the past, but I will definitely post a few comments here and there when I get pissed off/happy at the show.

In closing:
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