Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bridal Shower

So I went to my first bridal shower today. It was very interesting. I am very excited for my friend who is getting married because they are a great couple and beautiful together. The whole process is fun though. You play some games and then eat and then she opens her gifts. I found out through one of the games that I actually know a lot about this girl [=. While she was opening her gifts I was assigned the duty of making the "ribbon bouquet". I was really volunteered and then I agreed without having any idea of what I was suppose to be doing. I did figure it out though with the help of my mom and the soon to be brides mom. Your suppose to take off all the ribbons from your gifts and if you break any the number that you break is the number of kids you are going to have and then you give it to your [suppose to be brides maid] or whoever and they stick the ribbons through a paper plater and fold them up to make it look like a bouquet. It's really cool and cute! I had fun doing it. I thought it was really rude that people would just randomly come up to her and say that they were leaving while she was opening her gifts. Like I know that whole process is kind of boring and my mom said that is what you are suppose to do but I think leaving in the middle is rude. There was a lot of people there that I think Christine did not even know and from this I decided one thing about my wedding [if I ever have one] and that is that I do not want a lot of people there that I do not know. I think its awkward lol, but not that I don't want a lot of gifts ahahahahha [=. 

Friday, February 27, 2009

Job Searching/Recipes [=

I am definitely trying to do everything that I can to find a job to replace the tax agency spot because I am not getting enough hours there or at the courts to save money, let alone just MAKE MONEY. I've been looking online and sending out my resume and filling out applications for a couple hours now so hopefully I get something back. I actually sent in an application to do the paper route around my neighborhood so hopefully I get something back for that cuz that's early in the morning and will probably only take an hour or so, so its quick and easy side cash. Anything helps regardless of where it comes from. I've gotten a little distracted and have found some recipes that I'm interested in so I'm going to put some of those up here too.

1 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 poblano, or Anaheim chile pepper, seeded and diced
2 cup(s) diced zucchini
2 cup(s) diced summer squash
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
2 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and chile; cook, stirring, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add zucchini, summer squash and salt; cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in cilantro (if using).

Roasted Veggie and Feta Sandwhiches
1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound) [not sure if I'll use this]
1 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 cup(s) roasted red peppers, rinsed and chopped
Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 ounce(s) feta cheese
2 teaspoon(s) lemon juice
1 teaspoon(s) dried oregano
crushed red pepper
1 round loaf whole-wheat country bread (about 9 inches across)

Preheat a grill or the broiler. Cut eggplant crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. If using a grill, oil the grill rack (see Tip). Brush 1/2 tablespoon oil over both sides of the slices. Grill or broil the eggplant until lightly browned and tender, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Let cool slightly. Chop the eggplant coarsely and mix with red peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Mash feta with a fork in a small bowl. Add lemon juice, oregano, crushed red pepper and the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil; blend until smooth and spreadable. Season with pepper. Slice loaf in half horizontally and scoop out about 1 inch of the soft interior from each half. (Reserve for another use, such as breadcrumbs.) Spread the seasoned feta in the bottom half of the loaf. Spoon the chopped eggplant and peppers over the cheese and replace the bread top firmly. Cut into wedges.

That's all for now. . .I gotta do some homework.

5280: Ruth Chris'

This place is a very SWANKY and sophisticated steak house. We got all dressed up and were looking HAWT! [lol]. Unfortunately, I felt like crap all the way down to the restaurant. I kept feeling like I was going to throw up then I would get hungry and then naseaus again. We sat down and I drank a couple waters and felt a lot better. We got a choice of a three course meal again. Salad, main dish, which two different kinds of steak made three different ways like 6 oz 8 oz or filet, ahi tuna, lobster tail stufffed with crab meat, and a couple other things I can't really remember were offered, and a dessert, which was the choice between a chocolate mouse cheesecake or a whiskey bread pudding. I got the Steak Oscar with crab meat on top and a bernaise sauce with asparagus on the side. Tristan and Kyle got the same thing as me. Mark got the Steak Frites [pronounced Freet-tez lol] which was a steak with some little french fries/hashbrown type things. We also got a side order of BBQ Lobster Mashed Potatoes. Everything here was absolutely DELICIOUS! I was still nervous about my stomach so I didn't eat any of my seafood, like the crabmeat and lobster potatoes, I did try them and they were great but I gave the rest to Tristan cuz she didn't get much crabmeat. My steak was suppose to be Medium Well unfortunately it was a little too red for me especially since I haven't eaten meal in quite sometime. . .[besides Texas de Brazil]. The chocolate mouse cheesecake was AMAZING!!! and Tristan said she really liked her bread pudding. I don't like whiskey and the bread pudding didn't look to appealing to me so I didn't try it. Mark said you could definitely taste the whiskey in it. The service was a little iffey however. Our actual waiter was only there to take our order. I don't even think he brought out our drinks. Everyone else, like the runners did most of the work. Everyone was very polite but it just seemed weird that the waiters don't do a whole lot. All in all, the experience was extremely well worth it. This is one of Mark's favorite restaurants. My only complaint is how EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE it normally is. I failed to look at the regular menu prices but just the side of lobster potatoes was $30 ALONE! RIDICULOUS besides the fact that it fed four people. It is a very, very nice restaurant for an anniversary or VERY SPECIAL OCCASION! Thumbs up all around. [=

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Recent Update

I know I up and disappeared but I've been super busy and feeling super SHITTY lately. My mouth infection has not gone away so last night and the night before I felt like crap but today I've been doing okay as long as I keep my fever down. I've been feeling so badly though that I haven't been doing anything but coming home and sleeping, which means I never looked at my syllabus' and realized that I had a test today in my Group Prejudice class. I didn't study for it at all really, I skipped a class before it to do some but it didn't help too much. It was kind of hard, which I knew it was going to be too, and I would have done great had I studied, but I think that I did okay on the writing part. I got a little caught up on some reading today. . .I have to do some more tonight and tomorrow.

Maddoxx is doing great! He loves me deeply and is a little attached! He follows me EVERYWHERE [even into the bathroom]. Mark spent the night the other night and he likes Mark now so that's good [=. My ma has been taking care of him while I've been at school or work. The first day she locked him in the bathroom for 3 hours and he tore up the door [yikes my dad was pissed]. My ma is going to pay to fix it since it wasn't my fault [thank god]. He wakes me up at like 4 am to go pee though so that's really unfortunate. I bought him one of the shirts I liked and its a little big because I knew he would grow some hair back but he doesn't like it. He scoots around on the floor trying to get it off it's quite entertaining actually. [=

I had a really bad money anxiety attack on Wednesday and thank god I've been sick otherwise I would still be having one. I'm really stressed about being able to afford my bills and rent when we move out. Unfortunately, I know for a fact that I am not going to be able to, so I've pretty much resolved to paying my phone bill late and then if I have to, Tina offered to lend me some money so I might have to do that. It really sucks that I don't get hours at either one of my jobs. I was counting on two pretty good checks this week and next week but I haven't gotten any hours so that was a huge FAILURE! I have yet to check the March schedule for the courts yet but I doubt the hours are going to be any different. Once again, I am in search of a new job, something to replace the tax agency with because they really don't have anything for me and although I am thankful for them giving me anything it kind of is a waste of time. I was looking online yesterday and saw some tips like donate plasma or get a paper route so I might do those on the side just for extra cash. There's also stuff like "mystery shopping" but I'm not so sure about those things. My ma sent me some emails of places I need to send my resume out to so I'm going to do that tomorrow.

Tonight we are going to a really nice steak house for that whole 5280 thing. It's called Ruth Chris'. I guess Tristan and Kyle are coming too so maybe if Mark lets me bring Maddoxx over they'll get to meet the little monster. I'll post about the experience later. Right now, I'm going to do some job hunting and then some homework before I get ready to go to dinner. [=

Monday, February 23, 2009

Texas De Brazil [5280]

Last night Mark, Kyle, Tristan, Jessie, Dane and I all went to dinner for the whole 5280 at Texas de Brazil. We showed up a little early and the place was packed! When we checked in they told us that the wait would probably be 45 mins after our reservation because of how busy they were. However, when we finally did get our pager we only waited 20 mins. When we sat the waitress was a very nice girl who was very informative [except for about these shots that we got]. They offered a three course meal with a salad bar, meats and mashed potatoes with fried bananas to clear your palette, and dessert. The salad bar was pretty well stocked with authentic Brazilian food. There was a asparagus with a strawberry sauce that was AMAZING. The waiters would come around after we finished our salads with meats on poles that they would cut from. The meats you could chose from were Parmasean Chicken, Chicken wrapped in bacon, some different cuts of beef, and lamb, and then some sausage. Although I am a vegetarian, I decided that I would try everything that I could chew [because of my wisdom teeth]. I really really loved the parmasean chicken. It was delicious. I did not try the lamb. The cuts of beef were kind of chewy but two of the cuts were really salty and I like salty foods so I liked them other than how they were cooked cuz they were to rare for me. The fried bananas are really good and the mashed potatoes were some of the best I've ever eaten. For dessert there was either a banana creme pie or a key lime pie. I had the banana creme pie which was absolutely amazing with banana bread crust. And I tried Mark's key lime pie. . .it was good I just don't like that kind of pie. The service was amazing. The people were very helpful and nice. We had a pitcher of Sangria and then some shots of some authentic Brazilian spirits and they were all very good. Because of the drinks dinner was a little more expensive than we had planned but we know better now. Definitely worth trying out though. . .great restaurant, great food! I have pictures but they are on Mark's camera so you'll have to wait for those. [=

Best News Ever

I got the news to go and get Maddoxx today. I'm so incredibly excited and I absolutely can not wait. My ma and I are going to get him soon. I only had a half day of work, which is both good and bad cuz now I can go get him but that's the only day I work this week. Dinner last night was amazing and I'll have a seperate blog for that later. Yyyaayyyy

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Severly disappointed

Still no puppy today! Ugh I'm so disappointed in the shelter but I guess I just gotta be patient. I did go and visit with him for a little though. Mark, my ma, and my dad all went to visit with him. I took him for a walk on the leash outside and he did great. He seems to be a little scared of male figures and of people touching him but I think a lot of that had to do w how busy they were and how he just got neutured so he's just sensitive to his body now. There were some little puppies around that approached him while he was standing on the ground and he nipped at them...I think he just doesn't want to be around something that rambunctious and they way they rushed at him he didn't like. Mark liked him so that's great. My dad didn't really say much which is his usual self he smiled at him though when he was sniffinf him. I started calling him Maddoxx and he came to me when I did so that's good.According to one of the volunteers she thinks the adoption process will be finalized tomorrow.I hope so but I also hope they call me early cuz I'll be in the courts so I'd have to go during my lunch to get him. I just saw the cuttest baby bulldog. I wish I could have one of those too but they're expensive! We are headed to Texas de Brazil now and I'm excited to eat some great food yay!

Denver Restaurant Week

There's a popular magazine for Colorado called 5280 [get it because we are 5,280 feet clever!] that is doing this thing called Restaurant Week. This event is a celebration of the amazing diverse culinary scene in Denver. The whole thing works like this: Participating restaurants that are normally VERY EXPENSIVE to eat at are providing multi-course meals [number of meals depends on the restaurant] for $52.80 for two people or $26.40 for one person. There are 208 participating restaurants to chose from and this is a great opportunity for people to go on dates or out with friends and try new and exciting things! [They are also doing the same type of deals on really expensive hotels too]. '

I am sooooo excited about this thing. Regardless of whether or not I can chew the food that they will be serving because of my damn wisdom teeth being still kind of sore I will be there! Mark's friends are also getting in on these great deals. Tonight we are going to Texas De Brazil which I'm really excited about because my Mom told me one day this place has really good food the only problem is that the regular price is like $15 per person! We are also going to Ruth Chris', which is a very expensive steak house that Mark absolutely LOVES, and a sea food restaurant I just saw for the first time ever last night called Oceanaire. I'm really looking forward to the great eats and can't wait! I'll update you as we try out the restaurants and let you know what I think of the restaurant, the workers, the food, etc. [= 

p.s. I'm still waiting on the phone call for Maddoxx today. Cross your fingers! 

and boom goes the dynamite

"I'm no meteorologist but it's raining Bitches". Omg I can not get enough of this Family Guy episode. . ."Love Biactually". Go watch it. I don't know how to upload it on here cuz I'm on Mark's computer. 

4 Hours of sleep

I feel super shitty. . .going on only 4 hours of sleep. . .knowing damn well I will probably be hung over later, or at least have the hung over headache because of that hookah, but I can't sleep. It's very frustrating cuz me and Mark got home at like 4 30 last night and my stomach and head already don't feel great. I shouldn't have spent any money last night but of course I did like a doo doo head dummy. I got an email from my tax professionals job. . .looks like that as well as the realtor people is going to be put on hold basically. They have no work for me. DAMN!!! Freakin' draught as soon as I'm about to move out and need to pay bills. . .WHERE DID ALL MY MONEY GO?!?!?!?! Maybe I'll try to go sell some stuff but I highly doubt I will really get much. Last night was okay fun. . .I lost horribly to Mark in pool. It's been a long time since I've played and my skill level has definitely gone down the drain. Lucky him he's still in bed snoring. Hhahahahaha oh yeah I manhandled a guy last night. I thought I saw him grab my friend Jessie's ass, [turns out he was only joking] then a guy that I worked with at some point but didn't really know at the ambulance spot told me he was grabbing her ass. So I turned away from him leaned against the bar and asked Jessie if she was okay. She said yeah but as she did so the guy forcibly grabbed my arm and called me a cock block [he was totally wasted, but I still don't stand for someone I don't know grabbing me like that]. I twisted my arm around and grabbed his forcibly and told him to watch his hands. His friend standing next to him put his hands up in surrender and shook his head. It was kind of funny cuz Mark just watched it all procede and said he thought "I don't want to punch him." Lol I told him I would fight my own battles lol. That guy is just one of those idiots that doesn't know when to cut himself off not only from alcohol but also from being around people in public hahahahaha. Needless to say, he stayed away from me and Jessie for the rest of the night. I guess today I need to figure out how much everything is going to cost when we move so that I know how much money I am going to need. [BTW I know I always make myself sound like I'm horribly broke ALL THE TIME, but I'm not. I just have money anxiety constantly] I enjoyed living on my own and getting the experience but I think it would have been wiser for me to just stayed where I was and saved up money. . .I would be so much better off. You live and you learn and now all I have left is a year to do that with two jobs that I don't get any hours with. . .[= yay lol. I keep feeling sick to my stomach I think I'm going to go shower and then try to fall back asleep. 

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Instead of Sleeping

I bounced around the net looking for new music which I'm sad to say that anything really good is hard to come by these days ]=. However, I have recently discovered this kid Asher Roth. . .

he's not bad. . .quite entertaing song called "I Love College" infact that I actually like. . .as well as a few others. He kind of reminds me of Eminem so I guess that's where I am getting my spike of interest in. [side note: my phone keeps ringing and it's a number I don't recognize so I refuse to answer cuz I'm sure it's some people I recently flatlined and want nothing to with but it's getting on my nerves, except for the dancing to my ringer hahaha]. FOCUS! Anyways, I would recommend checking him out. . .you might not like him and I respect that I just find him similar to Eminem and I kind of miss that guys work so I guess I found a substitute till Eminem puts out some more stuff other than "Crack That Bottle" or whatever it's called. [=

BTW. . .I discovered that it is one of the persons I recently flatlined that keeps calling from a different number [God how unslick you really are. . .I'm not fuckin slow]. He'll text me then call then text again. I'm not so sure why it's so hard to get the idea through his fuckin thick ass head that I don't want to be associated with him or THEM anymore so it's time to just leave me alone. Normally, I'm not so nice with people about things like this, but seriously, I'd rather not deal with the immaturity they would only bring into my life if I acted my normal self and handed out the words of how disgusted I am with them. Anyways. . .I have to be at Mark's in 30 mins. . .surprise surprise I will be LATE [=.

No Puppy Today

The problem was that they didn't have enough references for me so I gave them two extra ones today and they called them all and so now I just have to wait for their boss to approve. Hopefully they call me tomorrow to go and pick up my baby. Thank God my friend Jessie kept me busy all day helping her look for an apartment for her and her boyfriend. We found some really cute ones, especially ones that I really like but are WAY out of my price range ]=. Denver is very expensive to live in anyways but great views! I think I'm going to take a nap soon because Mark and I are going out to celebrate a friends' birthday I guess. I probably shouldn't drink but I probably will because I kind of want to. . .I mean I've been couped up in the house almost all week and this coming week I really gotta get my shit together. Oh yeah, I'm emailing my manager my resume today so hopefully I hear from the realtors about my third job [=. I need to try and find some time to fill out this food stamps app too. I bet it's a good idea to send all the shit they need along with the app so they have everything they need altogether. I think I have to do an interview for them too. . .hm. . .kind of wondering what they'll say if I have to report that I have three jobs and supposedly am a poor college student lol. I'll do my best to convince them.
So seperate from that news, I discovered this thing on Boogz blog and figured I would go along with it cuz it looks kind of interesting. [=
Shampoo: Pantene Pro V Color Safe
Condtioner: Pantene Pro V Color Safe
Styling products: Pantene Pro V Heat Protection
Shower Gel: whatever smells good!!
Moisturizer: Lubiderm Lotion
Deodorant: Secret I think
Spray onFake Tan: I use Ocean Force for tanning lotion when I go tanning but no spray on Cleanser: Neutrogena Acne Protection Face wash
Eye makeup remover: Erm. . .it's generic I can't rember it's name.
Primer: dont use it
Foundation: Bare Minerals light and a face bronzer
Foundation brush: It's by Bare Minerals.
Concealer: same as my foundation
Powder: nope
Blusher: Bare Minerals shiny pink prettiness lol
Bronzer: it's by uhm. . .maybeline bare minerals or something
Highlighter: none
Eyeshadow base: n/a
Eyeshadows: it's either silver or gold both by Bare Minerals if I wear it, only when I go out usually.
Eyelash curler: Rarely use it
Eyelash base: none.
Mascara: Max Black
Lipstick: nope
Lipgloss: I can't wear lipgloss it makes my face break out
Nail Colour: pink, orange, red.
I really don't like to wear that much makeup because my face is really sensitive. Bare Minerals is the only make up I can successfully use in order to make sure that is does not break out, unfortuantely though it's really expensive. I think girls who wear like a lot of eye make up and stuff can sometimes look pretty but I think a lot of girls look like they CAKE on their make up and I try to look as natural as possible to keep away from that nasty mistake. I DESPERATELY need to color my hair, I got the stuff for it already, I just have to use this product to get my medicine out of my roots so that the color will hold there. I'm going for a brighter more natural looking ash blonde instead of a gold. I think that we're going to try it out on my hair first and then do my extensions so I can make sure that I like it. I need a new stylish hair cut too. . .atleast something a little different but nothing that takes away from the little bit of length that is has grown. [stupid thyroid lol]. Anyways, I'm gonna lay down for a little while because I have to start getting ready soon. Cross your fingers for me tomorrow and pray that I can go and pick up my baby love!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Some More Pup-paration [=


this one is a bit expensive so I gotta find one on sale

hahahaha these things are freaking hilarious!

how can I resist they're so cute!

these are suppose to be Organic. . .hm. . .I wonder if Maddoxx will like them

A toothbrush because they're known to have teeth problems

I found out that I need a pin brush and a slicker brush [for after baths and during drying the fur ONLY] in order to take care of his hair. And a shampoo that is for white dogs. I'll probably take him to a groomer only to get his hair cut because I don't even begin to know how to cut a dogs hair and I don't want him looking like a r-tard lol! Thank God I am hopefully getting this third job so that I can afford to take of my little boy. I plan on trying several different foods that he might be interested in but I heard abot Solid Gold on another website so I guess I'll try that out first. So far, there's been no changes in his Adoption Pending status online but tomorrow is they day they are suppose to call so hopefully they do otherwise I'll be devastated. I got nothing else and I'm kind of tired actually so I'm probably going to head to bed. Night all. [=

What To Eat

One of my followes gave me a great idea to blog on the whole Rihanna/Chris Brown situation. . .that shall come later. My only problem with that is I don't know both sides of the story so really everything is just he said/she said.

For now, I'm having a hard time deciding what I'm going to make myself to eat. I'll probably go with a baked potatoe that's really mushy lol, but I can't really think of anything else that doesn't require a whole lot of chewing that will fill me up. I had soup last night and I don't think it's the best idea. . .my doctor said that I shouldn't eat things that are hot I guess. I'm trying to do some reading for my Policing class but it's so boring. . .I'm glad I decided to minor in Criminal Justice instead of majoring in it. Learning this type of stuff in the field is going to be way better. I wish I had some macaroni and cheese but I ate it all lol. [ooops fatty.] I guess I'll make a baked potatoe and and do some spaghetti with veggie marinara sauce.

I wish I had my own personal cook to make me whatever I wanted when I'm too lazy to cook myself. I like to cook but there are days like today that I'm just to lazy to do it [hahahaha]. I'm still trying to find things to do to kill time til tomorrow. Maybe Mark, Kyle, and Tristin will want to go bowling or something tonight. I think I'm getting cage sickness from being in the house almost all week. Oh yeah I forgot to mention I think I found a third job! Yay! My manager at the tax spot talked to one of her clients who needs a receptionist part time and she said she was very interested in me. I gotta call my manager and email her my resume so that she can forward it on. Yay wish me luck cuz I definitely need the money [=.

I'm so impatient.

I'm dying for this phone call from Maxfund telling me that I can come and pick up my baby! I guess their suppose to call me tomorrow but I don't want to wait another day! I wanna go and get my baby and take him to the store to pick out what he wants to play with, what he wants to eat, what he wants to wear, etc! I'm sure he can't wait to get out of that stupid metal cage either and get to run around and meet all my friends and all my friends puppies! I was actually pretty productive today for just having surgery yesterday. My roommate had her wisdom teeth pulled today, 3 of em. YIKES! Her face is way swollen and she is in a lot of pain but she hasn't taken any of the vicodin. . .that's the first thing I did when I woke up when I got my first 2 pulled. My face is swollen a little bit but this morning was really the only time I've had bad pain. . .I just popped some IB Profun and I've been feeling fine. I'm glad this time wasn't as bad as the first time cuz I got an extra day at the courts on Monday and I need the money since we're moving out soon and I have to pay bills as well as get Maddoxx's food and stuff. Today, so far, I have went tanning, took a shower, started my laundry [gotta go get some more soap], cleaned up my room, vaccummed, made my bed. I still need to clean my bathroom and this cooler from freakin Super Bowl Sunday [ew!], and study and get caught up on any homework I haven't been doing. I know I have a test not this coming Thursday but the Thursday after that. I still need to write another paper on any topic I chose for Psychology before Spring Break and I probably missed two quizzes in my Women and Violence Class that I can't make up. Oh well. . .I'll make up the points somewhere else. I also have to get a topic together for my Policing class. . .I think my topic might be due soon. . .so I also gotta get going on that paper. I like to get papers done early because I'm a good essay writer and I don't like to procrasinate that shit. Anyways, I gotta go get myself put together since I just got out the shower and then get the rest of the stuff on my list done. Hopefully, this will all keep me busy while I wait for tomorrow to come and I get the phone call that I can go and pick up my baby [=. In the meantime, you guys come up with something for me to blog about cuz I've got nothing!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Future Maddoxx Outfits

These are a bit more expensive but definitely very cute. 13.99 We'll see if I find something cheaper and cuter.

This is freaking perfect for our Nautical Themed Party! Love it. on sale for 7.47
This is on sale for 2.47 @ PetSmart

It's getting pretty close to spring so I decided to look for him some springy stuff. When I get him I gotta take him to PetSmart so he can try the stuff on and pick out what he likes for toys and what not. [= so far this has all I've found. I've discovered online shoe shopping again and have become distracted lol. Now stuff for me [=

I think this are 48.99 on overstock but they're out of stock! ]=


325.00 These also come in light green color I absolutely LOVE!

only 19.00 on overstock. I hate my white sandals.

Successful Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Yay the last two wisdom teeth are gone. . .and the infection is getting better everyday. Surprisingly. . .this time. . .I have very little pain from the surgery. . .last time was horrible and I could only sleep. I'm definitely a lot happier this time. I actually ate a bean and cheese burritto [my fav] earlier, which I wasn't suppose to but everything else my mom was giving me wasn't filling me up and I was starving. I looked online today at Maxfund. . . Maddoxx is only a 100 to adopt and right next to his picture it says Adoption Pending so I'm really excited. I'm very much hoping that I get the call in the next couple of days that I can come and get my baby love! I really can't wait. I wish I had him to cuddle with today. Mark's going to come visit in a little while after work [=. I'm just bored looking online at what kind of clothes Maddoxx might be interested in wearing lol [=. I'll post some pics up in a seperate blog. Hope yall had a good day!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Future Baby Love

I am finally getting what I want most in my life right now besides money! A DOG! His current name is Willis but I am changing it to Maddoxx. He's a 6 yeard-old Bichon-Maltese mix. He came to the Max Fund No Kill Shelter through another shelter. They cut off his hair, except for whats on his head, because he was very matted because he use to be a stray. He's very outgoing, playful, sociable with other dogs, and a cuddle bug. I fell in love with his curious George looking picture online and made my Ma go with me to check him out. I filled out the app to adopt him and in three days they will hopefully be calling me to say that I get to have him [=. I'm very excited and can not wait! When we walked up to his cage he stood up on his back legs and started begging! It was the most adorable thing and it was as if he was saying please please please pick me you guys are perfect for me! lol of course I loved it! I have to do some work on my Dad and make sure I can get him convinced that I will be able to take care of him and that I will not let Maddoxx ruin his lawn by peeing and pooping all over by taking him to the lake across the street to do such things or allow him to destroy the house lol. My ma is in and I'm sure it won't be as hard as I think to convince my dad since my ma is in and actually going to be the one who pays for him. Yayyyyyyyyyy I can't wait. It will be a great gift right after my teeth removal. [= Here's his picture:


This morning on the way to work I heard a story about a 70 year old women who owned a 14 year old, 200 lb chimpanzee. This chimpanzee, you may recognize from commercials like Old Navy, attacked a 55 year old friend of the owners, Sandra Herold's. Herold raised the chimp since he was three years old and gave him everything he wanted. She considered him her son basically. Unfortunately, this woman lost both her daughter and husband recently and was relying on the chimp. He was known to cause problems, sometimes involving police, like driving the car or causing scenes in the middle of streets, but on Friday I personally believe this womans' ignorance drove this chimpanzee to attack her friend. The friend, who is now in very critical condition and who doctors are claiming is not doing very well, is well known by the chimpanzee but was only wearing her hair differently that day. The owner claimed that she felt the chimp did not recognize her friend and saw her as a threat and was overly excited. The owner decided to give him a cup of tea accompanied with the anti-anxiety medicine XANAX. Five minutes later the chimp attacked. I heard the dispatcher's conversation with the owner who was very unclear and frantic. You hear them going through regular sets of questions like what is going on? who is there? who has the gun? can you help your friend? Once they get to this question the audio becomes very disturbing! The women tells the dispatcher that she can not help her friend because the chimp "ripped her face off", "ripped her apart" and was trying to attack her if she came close. The woman in her friends defense tried to beat the chimp off with a shovel and was eventually forced to stab him with a butcher knife. When police arrived, the chimp was already outside. The police saw the downed friend and rushed to her aid only to GO OVER AIR ON THE RADIO and report that they needed to get her out of there because "she has no face." Because of safety concerns, the officers were forced to shoot the chimp until he was dead. Now this poor friend, lays on the brink of death because of this woman's ignorance.

First of all, I can not believe that a 70 year old woman is taking care of a 14 year old, 200 lb chimpanzee. Even as babies, monkies are incredibly strong and can do quite a bit of damage. A 70 year old woman is in no condition to be taking care of animal that is that big. Second, I sympathize with this woman's losses but I think that she has some mental issues that need to be resolved because she needs to realize that substituting a monkey for her family members was not healthy. Third, WHAT IN THE FUCK WAS GOING THROUGH HER MIND THAT MADE HER THINK IT OKAY TO GIVE A MONKEY ANTIANXIETY PILLS to calm it down. Antidepressants are even completely safe for humans so why would they be completely safe for animals. Regardless of how closely these animals are related to us and how medicines and treatments are tested on them, does not mean that we are in the clear. I think this woman is totally retarded and should have removed the chimpanzee from the area that the friend would be in. . .put him in his cage and let him resolve his aggression in there. It would have been the safe and logical thing to do. Fourthly, I can't believe that the officer reported that woman's condition of "not having a face" over air. And finally, I am a huge huge animal lover. I literally will watch Animal Planet all day as long as its not talking about ants or mice [lol]. Orangutans are one of my favorite animals and being a close relative of chimpanzee's I'm am absolutely outraged by this story. I strongly believe that animals should be left in the wild in their natural habitats at all time. I do not believe we should have them in zoo's on display or as pets or as super stars for movies, commercials, etc. These things are not natural for animals and it is extremely easy for humans to form bonds with these animals and FORGET THAT THEY ARE WILD! That's when ignorance or even the tiniest mistakes occur and situations like this happen, where handlers or innocent bystanders are critically injured. I understand that some zoo animals are refugee's that have been hurt or abandoned or whatever in the wild and had to be saved, but I do not believe that just because of that we should display them in zoos in unnatural habitats, cramped quarters, and filthy living conditions. I think these animals should be placed into rescues where they can be better cared for and then people can travel to the rescue centers in order to become educated about the different animals instead of viewing them in zoos. This woman is an idiot and I think that if I was the friends family I would more than likely be pressing charges for wreckless endangerment.

You can view an interview with the owner as well as read the story at MSNBC.COM.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tooth + Education Update

I went to the dentist today he took one look at my tooth and told me that my upper wisdom tooth was coming in and since my bottom tooth is coming in weird the upper one is cutting my gums and it caused an ulcer that got infected. It is SO painful. Anyways, I'm getting these last two bastard children pulled out on Thursday. I got some antibiotics to kill this infection and hopefully when I get them pulled this infection isn't going to create more problems like a dry socket or some dumb shit. I'm so tired of feeling sick to my stomach. Everytime I try to eat or atleast am somewhat successful at it, I feel sick and it sticks with me for several hours.

Uhm. . . on the whole better education thing I got my ma signed on to help me out. I'm making up some survey questions to adminsiter. I made that group on facebook but I haven't really checked it out. I know some people joined though which is great. Don't forget to get involved yourself. [=. I gotta finish up some of this homework and try to figure out what I missed in class today and what I'll be missing on Thursday since I have to get these teeth removed. Those are all the updates I got for ya.

The Zoo

Monday, February 16, 2009

[insert interesting title here]

So I'm reading for homework now. . .extremely long and not that interesting topic [women who are forced into the gender entrapment theory that results in them becoming criminals] and I'm distracted. I don't really support this theory because basically what it's saying is that these women just found an excuse for the crimes they've committed, blaming it on the poor treatment that they got as children, the abuse that they were subjected to, and the society's that they were forced to grow up in. Personally, I think that most of these stories are true. . .the fact of the matter is though. . .I think that there are a lot of women out there that will tell these stories in order to get sympathy or empathy and hope for someone, ANYONE REALLY, to be on their side and make it seem like whatever they do is okay. Unfortunately, I think that the researchers kind of got sucked into believing everything they heard and may have fallen into the trap.

Anyways. . .I'm quite bored. I'm waiting for my camera to charge so I can upload the zoo pictures. I've been trying to download some songs but limewire is being it's usually ass self. Damnit. . .now the window randomly closed. . .fucking bastard. Lol. I forgot to mention on my Valentine's Day my ex Josh found himself drunk texting me [six messages] about how he luvs me and how he's sorry that things didn't work out but they should have and how he doesn't care what I tell my boyfriend about him. . .woopty woopty woo. Dip shit texted me six times continuously at 3 am. Me and Mark were both pretty upset since we both fell asleep at like 8 pm hahahaha. Anyways. . .I didn't respond to any of the texts. . .I refuse to waste my time on that shit. I'm in a much more AMAZING point in my life with someone else and I've already wasted enough time on him. It's kind of amusing that he's doing that type of thing though because he swore he's not the type of person to act like this. It's amusing but only to a certain point because it seems to be a trend with a lot of my ex's. . .just weird because girl's are suppose to be doing that type of shit and I definitely don't so they like take over hahahaha. [devious grin] suckers.

Ugh I can't wait to get this wisdom tooth taken care of. I'm constantly hungry but when I start to eat it hurts so I lose my appetite. I just delicious looking grilled veggies on a bed of rice but now it's all going to complete waste because I took two bites and my mouth started hurting again. Damn infection. . .bastard child. Today was such a beautiful day. It was 60 degrees. I can't wait til summer. I got my toe nails did. . .they orange with a green and white flower. . .they're so cute. My mom was nice enough to pay otherwise I definitely can't afford that luxury right now. I really to get my hair colored. I decided I want to color it the color of the Girl's Next Door girl Kendra. . .the one that like sports I think. . .she has a really pretty ash blonde. . .I'll have to do my extensions too hopefully they turn out good. I'm going to get some more reading done. . .hopefully I don't fall asleep. [= I'll be back with pictures.

Valentine's Day

Me and Mark had a GREAT Valentine's Day. I got him a gift card to Outback. . .pictures of me in a ribbon. . .I got take out from Outback and I plated it all and decorated his apartment some. It was really cute. He's such a sweetheart he got me two gift cards to any spa. [= Awesome cuz I've never been to a spa. . .hopefully I will be able to go soon. I was looking up the different spas online and I'm going to go to this Jon Ric International Day Spa. With one of the gift cards I'm going to do either a manicure or pedicure and then I think I'm going to save the other one til summer, like before we go to Vegas, and use it to get a bikini or Brazilian wax. Yay I'm so excited!! Unfortunately the day after Valentines I woke up with a horrible tooth ache because my wisdom teeth are growing in. Turns out, the bottom right one is infected and that's why I felt so crappy. So tomorrow I have a dentist appointment and since the surgeon isn't in til Thursday, if my doctor decides he wants them removed he'll just inject me and pull them out. . .not put me under. I heard just getting injected really sucks because you can hear everything going on but you can't feel anything. But Mark said he was back at work in three days and the first time I got my other two wisdom teeth pulled I was out for like two or three weeks or something. It sucked. I don't know. . .I just get nervous because I have no pain tolerance, but I want it over and done with so I don't have to worry about this shit anymore.

Anyways, even though I felt shitty me and Mark went to Colorado Springs and explored down there cuz that's where he use to live. His house is ginormous and absolutely beautiful. I took a nap cuz I still didn't feel well, but before that we went to the C. Springs Zoo. It was SOOOOOOO amazing. When I get the chance I will upload photos. We got to feed giraffes and because I was feeding them a baby one let me pet it. I got pictures with them sticking their tongues out all the way and standing right next to me. It was by far the best zoo experience I've had so far. I wish I could get a behind the scenes tour one day and get the chance to pet atleast all the animals once you know. That would be absolutely amazing. My ma and I are going to the Denver Dumb Friends League today to look at puppies. I can't wait. There's a puppy store right by there so I'm going to take her there too. I don't feel like going into work today so I'm playing hooky lol. Hope you guys had a good Valentines day. Pictures Coming Up Soon!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Education System Progress. . .

So I took some steps already. . .I'm using the internet as a way to collect some of the information I am going to need. . .if you're reading this and interested in helping go here:

1. add me on facebook. name on there is Jodii D.

2. Join the group I created called Who's For Better Education Systems?

3. Invite your friends/family who you think may be interesting in helping as well!

4. Join in on the discussions. The first one is already up there.

Thanks A LOT! [=

Education Systems

Even though I'm absolutely exhausted I'm still going to dedicate some of my little bit of energy to blogging mostly because I know I want be able to sleep if I try to go to bed. Thursday in my women and violence class my teacher wanted to discuss an issue that she went to a conference about. The main issue addressed at the conference was freshmen college students and devising ways to make sure that they graduate because there is apparently an issue of freshmen not graduating. College professors at the conference complained of students being lazy, irresponsible, constantly complainging and more. Unfortunately, I believe this accussations are completely accurate, but I think that the causes of these problems are misunderstood and under addressed. There were many reasons for these problems that were proposed by different students in my class including a non-caring attitude because most freshmen are not paying for their college and they don't realize what it is like to have that much money coming out of your pocket and letting it go to waste, that freshmen students are simply just lazy, and more. The list goes on and on. Unfortunately I did not get the chance to add in my opinion but I honestly believe that the problem stems from our high school education systems. First and foremost, high school educations are becomingly more and more easy. I feel they are no longer challenging students and teachers and parents are allowing students to become lazier and lazier. I have heard many times from fellow college students that during their high school years they never had any homework, they never had to write papers, they did simple, stupid shit that really seemed like a waste of time. Honestly, if I was getting an education like that I would not want to go to school either. I think that schools need to reform their programs, make class plans stricter and more challenging, and schools need to encourage students to challenge themselves. I took AP Engligh my senior year and all the years before that I took honors classes. I refused to take any regular classes because I knew they would be a waste of time and I wasn't wrong. I'll be the first to admit that I passed my AP class, however, I did not pass the test that got me the college credit. I ABSOLUTELY 100% DO NOT REGRET taking that class. Not passing the test would seem like a waste of time but it really challenged me. I learned how to read and analyze things better, I learned how to think and speak better, and I learned how to write A LOT better. Students in regular classes dedicate their time to learning spelling words, doing basic math, and learning about science information that they learned in middle school. Regular class programs ABSOLUTELY need to removed from all schools. They are not challening enough and are not properly preparing students for future education. I think students should be required to choose from either honors or ap classes ONLY and if they aren't successful in these classes than they should be required to receive mandatory tutoring so that they can be successful. Our students need to be learning more, challenging themselves more, and encouraged to prepare themselves for higher education and the real world. I think our public school systems are seriously disappointing and the progress that they AREN'T making doesn't say anything good for the future. As for colleges, I strongly believe that freshmen come in to colleges thinking about fascinating and interesting courses, but to their shock, they are forced into basic courses that they just finished completing for FOUR YEARS. I think that the requirement of Honors and AP classes during high school could eventually and hopefully remove the requirement of basic courses like Intro to English I and II, Basic Math, History, and Government in college. Don't get me wrong. . .I think these classes are important but going over them after you just studied literally ALL the same stuff in high school is depressing, BORING, aggravating, and disappointing. I'm looking for college to give me a HIGHER EDUCATION, not go over everything that I just learned in high school. I definitely saw these classes as a waste of time and I can see where college professors get fed up with the laziness of freshmen but I don't believe that they have a full understanding of why students are lazy when they are in those classes. It's hard to care when you just did all this stuff and now you're being forced to do it again. . .it basically makes you wonder if I have to take these classes in college what is the point of high school? I'm passionate about this. . .I've complained for a long time about the inadequate education systems of America but I think that I have enough disappointment with it built up that I plan on making a statement about it. Hopefully I'm successful in what I have to propose to the school systems. Wish me luck! I'll keep you updated.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ignorant Drivers

So I just went into my kitchen to make some eggs because I'm starving and of course my dumb ass brother ate what I wanted to eat. . .[thanks asshole]. . .anyways and my brother told me a story [that made me overcook my egg thanks again]. He was moving some stuff from our apartment to his girlfriends house because we're moving out and their moving into a smaller apartment and didn't need the stuff. One of the items was a chair. He stuffed the back of my parents truck with this chair and some other stuff and then headed out. He got onto I-70 and started going 65 completely aware of how EXTREMELY WINDY it was today. I know he didn't do it on purpose but they way he told the story was not regretful, it was slightly amused so this is why it bugs me so much. The chair flew out of the back of the truck and a semi truck driver SLAMMED into it. This poor semi driver could have 1. swerved and turned over causing a huge accident 2. got killed on impact because this fuckin truck slamming into his windshield 3. or slammed on his brakes, once again causing a horrible accident. I'm sure he was terrified and figured the safest way to deal with this chair flying right at him was to drive right through it and take the brunt force of it so no one else like a smaller car had to face it. I don't even want to imagine what could have happened if the vehicle behind him was a car instead of a semi. It would be mass CARNAGE. Anyways. . .the carelessness and irresponsibility of people is ridiculous. I will be the first to admit that I'm not the safest driver but I atleast don't pull shit off that deliberately puts other people lives in danger. I think the worst things I do is speed and tailgate mainly because I'm impatient, but there are far more dangerous things out there that people do. I constantly drive in fear of being hit by some other idiot. . .I'm scared of car accidents. Anyways, I'm just frustrated and venting not only about this but this week is just not my week. Things aren't really going for me and I'm getting more and more aggravated because the stupid shit just does not stop. I'm actually a little bit concerned that my anger is stemming from my thyroid problem and the dosage of medicine that I am on. Anyways. . .I'm going to laydown for bed in hopes of being able to relax.

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Amazing Pictures of animals compiled by MSNBC. Absolutely loved it!,2&pg=15

News Ramblings

So at my second job I listen to the television all day which is almost always on the news unless I change it too food network, the travel channel, or animal planet. So I hear about what is going on with the top stories all through out the day and I normally voice my opinion by talking back to the television. However, since I have nothing to do at work right now I'm going to vent my frustrations and opinions here.

I want to first start out with the story of the single mom with octuplets. If you don't know a single California woman just gave birth recently to 8 invitro children. She already has 6 other children ranging from the ages of 2 to 7, so in total she has 14 children. There are several problems that I have with this story. First of all, I think it was morally unethical for the doctor to practice they way he did. Each of the 14 children were born through invitro practices. The woman has no husband, no boyfriend, and is relying on her parents to help her raise the children. [Parents that she openly admitted to being dsyfunctional.] The woman has no income, is on food stamps, is like $50 thousand in school debt, and can not afford to pay her medical bills, let alone afford to raise 14 children. I think the doctor should have done his homework on this woman and made the final decision to not allow her to be implanted with six more embryos that resulted in 6 more children plus 2 twins. My second problem has already been mention. I can not believe that this woman would be so selfish and ignorant. She has six children that she already can not afford to raise, so despite her desire to raise a big family she should have made a wiser decision and not gone through with the procedure. She now has to rely on her parents, who, like I said, she claims to be dsyfunctional, and tax payers, which is unfair. I honest to God believe that she knew what she was doing and had plans to simply work the system and is taking pride in being successful at it. My third problem is that the woman knew the risks of carrying bearing 8 children and instead of being smart, she once again was entirely selfish, and now three of the children are known to be disabled. I saw pictures of the children in a newspaper today and two of them had their eyes covered because they were being treated for jaundice. Oh and my final problem is that some people are saying that this lady is obsessed with trying to follow in Angelina Jolie's footsteps. They have actually gone as far as accusing her of getting plastic surgery on her lips and nose in order to look more alike Angelina Jolie. I almost really want to believe these accusations. If you look at two pictures of the women you do see striking similarities and the idea of wanting a big family could stem from Angelina's desire to also have a large family. I think this woman has taken a bite that she has no right and NO CHANCE whatsoever of chewing. I kind of wonder what California tax payers are thinking and what is going to happen.

Next, I would like to address Alex Rodriguez openly admitting to taking steriods. I am extremely disappointed in A. Rod. I am a HUGE fan not only of the Yankees, but also of A. Rod himself. I can not believe that he would stoop so low as to cheat to make himself a better player and as a "former" athlete I have lost all of my respect for him as an athlete. I haven't lost complete respect for him because unlike other baseball legends, Barry Bonds as a prime example, he was open about what he did and was, I believe, sincerely apologetic. I would also like to add that I'm not only disappointed in A. Rod alone. I am disappointed with the Major League Baseball association as a whole. I think their steroid policies need to be more strictly enforced and there needs to be a major crack down on anyone who uses because this is ridiculous. I LOVE baseball. A lot of people think I'm crazy for liking it because they think it is so boring but I love it. I will even watch a whole game on television without changing the channel except for commercials. The fact that steriod use is so prevalent in this sport is really aggravating and saddening to me. I think any athlete who uses steroids is pathetic and obvisouly shouldn't be playing if they believe that they don't have enough skill to be a natural sport super star. My main concern is the amount of publicity baseball gets for this problem. . .I really think that a major investigation of every athlete in EVERY SPORT needs to be in place because I truly believe that there is a lot of other athletes that use and it needs to stop. They are role models and children look up to them and the view they give off is not positive if they are not real about their talent.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Name Brand Whore

My name brand wish list [=

Christian Louboutin sandal, $99

Guess 8 piece bangle set. $40

Guess Candy Striped Tote. $88

Guess DareDevil Skinny Jeans. $89.

Guess Wild Rose. $44

coach photoprint tote. $498

Coach Signature Sateen Carly. $398

Coach Annissa Sandal. 398

Coach Ocelot Scarf. $68

Gucci. $375
Ed Hardy has some really cute stuff that I fell in lurve with too. . .like their Blackberry Curve Rhinestone covers. . .some of their hats. . .t shirts. . .and shoes. Unfortunately, they blocked a right click on their photos and I don't want to go through all the work just to get the images. I think a trip to Off The Rack is definitely in store. . .sometime soon. . .hopefully. lol [=

Saturday, February 7, 2009

First Tatt

I got my first tattoo today. I'm absolutely obsessed with doves I think they're amazing beautiful birds and so I got my tattoo of one. To me it just symbolizes my determination to keep on going and being successful. [=. It's beautiful and unique and sexy and I'm absolutely in love with it. 

Spring Wish List

6.26.09. I can't fuckin wait!!

I wish I had the money to go shopping but I'm training myself to be a good saver! ]= Anyways this is my wish list for the spring and some summer.