Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!

I had a birthday a couple of weeks ago, and even though I hate the thought of getting older, I had a great time celebrating!  Thanks to all my friends for putting together a lovely party for me:)

Last year I made the girls get all dressed up and go to Restaurant Iris (my favorite) for my birthday, so this year I wanted to change it up a bit and we went for greasy Mexican food and bowling.

I may or may not be really good at bowling.  Sorry boys! (not sorry)
*Disclaimer:  Frank would like for everyone to know that he had a torn ACL at the time of this post and this will never, ever happen again.

My sweet Mom got me not one, but two pairs of Kendra Scott earrings.  I love them.  She is the best.

Fun fact of the day:  The tallest known mountain in the solar system is Mars' Olympus Mons.  It  stands an incredible 15 miles tall.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This is Funny

If you would like to laugh this morning please click on this link.  If you have already seen this, my apologies, but I just can't get over how funny it is.

Number three gets me every time.

Fun fact of the day:  The popular dice game known as Yahtzee was created by a Canadian couple who played it aboard their yacht — hence the name.  I want a yacht.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Un-American Idol

Call me cold-hearted but I really can't stand that every single contestant on American Idol has some sort of sad sob-story to tell at the audition.  Like:
  • I had to take a medication that was supposed to make me not be able to have children and now I have a baby.
  • I had my tonsils removed.
  • When I was 12 my grandma came to live with us when she fell and broke her hip. (I made that one up).
I'm pretty sure everyone has to deal with things in their life that are unpleasant, unfortunately that's life.  I'm not sure why overcoming life's obstacles qualifies someone to win a singing contest?  And, if they are doing it for viewership or to make us want to root for the underdog, that isn't going to work if they are all underdogs.  Right?

Off soapbox.

On a lighter note, if you don't have Valentine's plans I would suggest that you hit up the Internet Cat Video Film Festival at the Brooks Museum.  Cat videos, crazy cat ladies, a DJ, and craft projects - all ingredients for an excellent way to celebrate your singleness.  Or bring a date, I'm sure guys would really enjoy this, it's not weird at all.

Fun fact of the day:  The Vince Lombardi Trophy has been made by Tiffany & Co since 1967.  It is sterling silver and weighs 7 pounds.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

30 is the new 20.....................Not!

Here is a list of things that 30 somethings do that prove that 30 is not the new 20.

  1. You make an appointment with a podiatrist.  That's your feet, not your butt.
  2. Your favorite shoe designer is Clarks.
  3. You decide not to go somewhere because it's just "too cold out".
  4. You check the weather forecast multiple times per day.
  5. You buy reduced fat cheeses.
  6. You watch PBS.
  7. You have a library card and AAA card in your wallet.
  8. Your vacation plans are based on doing nothing instead of "what are we going to do?".
  9. You have no idea what you want for your birthday.

These are few - I'm sure I'll come across many more in the next few years.

Fun fact of the day:  Dalmations are born without spots.