Thursday, December 31, 2009

I Survived..

A pretty craptastic year, that is. 2009 did not treat me kindly, so I have nothing but high hopes for 2010. It HAS to be better than this past year. Not to be a complete Negative Nancy, because 2009 did have its highlights. Here are a few things I can look back on and smile..

* Seeing my sister get married, and spending a great weekend with her and the rest of my family in Portland, Oregon.

* Dan and I celebrating our 3 year anniversary in Palm Springs.

* Spending 4th of July at my in-laws house up in Northern California.. wine tasting in Sonoma, and kayaking down the Russian River were definite highlights from that trip.

* And then of course the little things.. drinking wine & catching up with best friends, taking our dogs for long walks, and enjoying another year in a house we love - within a city we love.

I guess I can't complain too much. I will say though that I have much higher hopes for big events to occur in 2010. I'm not making any official resolutions, but I'd like to work on some things I have control over. #1 being losing some weight by March, so we have a better chance at IUI working. #2 would be working on our finances.. reducing debt, increasing savings.

Now for some other things I look forward to in the upcoming year:

* Adoption Orientation in January

* IUI in Feb or March!

* FINALLY a raise in March.. and hopefully a promotion to go along with it

* My first Niece being born in March & a Nephew being born in April

* A weekend trip to Santa Cruz for my cousin's wedding (we're so going to the boardwalk and riding the merry-go-round)

* Last, but not least, turning 30 & hopefully taking a trip to an all inclusive resort in Mexico, to celebrate!

Happy New Year and Cheers to a healthy, happy, prosperous 2010!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tamale Time!

So, guess what this white girl did last night? I made tamales!!! It was on my list & a friend of mine makes them every year with all the women in her family. So, I was the honorary guest last night. :) I had so much fun (if you can believe it) learning how to spread the masa on the corn husks, and then filling them with either shredded pork or chicken & folding them up. I did a pretty good job and they invited me back next year, which is always a good sign. haha. The best part of all, I have a couple dozen tamales at home waiting to be steamed and gobbled up. yay!

P.S. I cheated.. this pic isn't the actual tamales I made, but it's pretty close - minus the cute bow. Who has time for that???

Merry Christmas Eve to everyone!! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with your families!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Foster Orientation

Here are a few things I learned at orientation this past Saturday:

* You can not give your own children name brand cereal, and feed your foster child generics

* You can not go on vacation with your whole family & leave your foster child behind

* The maximum # of kids you can foster at one time is 6 - and there are people out there who will take the max amount, so they can collect more money

So, the orientation didn't turn out to be the most informative, but it's a required first step. I thought it was silly that the presenter had to even mention the cereal thing, and the vacation thing.. but I'm sure there are horrible foster parents out there who actually do those things. There was an older couple sitting next to us who's very first question they asked was, "Is the maximum number of kids you can take in still six?". They just happened to ask that question after seeing the slide that showed how much money you get for each foster child. Coincidence? I hope so. But I have a feeling they were in it for the money, and that's so sad.

We realized that we also have to go to an adoption orientation, where I'm sure I'll get more of my questions answered. After the adoption orientation we'll decide if this is the route we want to take, and if the answer is yes we do fingerprinting, turn in our application, take 27 hours of training, have a home inspection - and then we wait!! We wait for OUR baby to come home to us, and the thought of that gives me chills.. the good kind. :) We realize this could be a long, messy process. But if the end result is a baby..our will be SO worth it.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Glass 1/2 Full

This is going to be my new attitude for 2010. Dan is always telling me I'm a pessimist, and I always deny it by saying "NO, I'm a realist!". Well, I've come to the realization that he's right, and I'm wrong (doesn't happen often). I often think of the glass 1/2 empty, instead of 1/2 full.. dwelling on the negative, instead of the positive. I've been a Debbie downer long enough & it's time to make some changes!

I started cycle 15 yesterday, and of course I felt sad.. but I didn't cry. That's a big step for me. Our next step is IUI (intrauterine insemination), but we've decided to focus on getting healthier (read:lose weight) before giving that a shot. I want to make sure if we're going to do something that's costing us $1500 each time, that we're as prepared for it as possible. So, the plan is to try IUI in March. We'll continue trying on our own, but I'm not charting and I'll use my cheapie OPKs until they run out.

Dan & I have also been discussing foster/adoption, and it's something we're both excited to learn more about. We've always said we would consider adoption, even if we were able to have our own biological children, so we figure why wait? Adoption is too expensive, but if we can adopt through the foster care system, it would be way more affordable! We're both so excited, but we want to get all of the information we can on it, before making a final decision. So, we're attending our first Foster Licensing Orientation THIS Saturday!! I'm SO excited, and can't wait to get some questions answered. Much more on this subject to come..

Oh, and as for the list - I've been neglecting it due to the holidays. I did send Christmas cards out though, so I guess that's better than nothing!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to me..Happy Birthday to me..

Happy Birthday to Loloooo.. Happy Birthday to ME!! (you have to sing that to the tune of the Happy Birthday song, k?)

Yep, it's my Birthday! I turned 29 today, so I'm officially on my last year of my 20's. This makes me a little sad, but I'm excited to see what my 30's has to offer (hopefully just good stuff please).

Today's been a good day so far. I went to Starbucks this morning and the guy I held the door open for said "thanks Miss".. instead of the usual "ma'am" that I've been getting lately. Made me feel 21 again. HA. Some co-workers bought me lunch, made me brownies, and got me a card. Unfortunately I have to go pay my property taxes on the way home from work today (GAH.. why do they have to be due today of all days. Doesn't the city of San Diego know what sorts of bday gifts I could buy myself with all that mula???), but tonight a friend of mine is taking me out. Woot! The original plan was a romantic dinner with Dan, but he had to go away on business (waaaah), so my friend is filling in while he's gone. Yippee!! :) All in all, it's been a good day.

So here's to age 29 being the best year ever..CHEERS!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cookies & Cocoa

So, yesterday it POURED, and the wind was insane. It was a legitimate storm by Southern California standards. Yes, we're huge babies when it comes to the weather, and people drive like idiots even when it's sprinkling out. I was actually THRILLED though. Why, you ask? Well, it's not very often we get stormy weather & I was looking forward to starting up a fire, eating some homemade chicken soup, baking cookies, and drinking cocoa. Also, on my list of to-do's I have on there that I'll bake cookies and make cocoa the next rainy night. So, here was my chance!!

Dan started a nice fire, and made us some delicious chicken soup. I prepared my batter for the snickerdoodles and placed it in the fridge to chill for about an hour. Then, literally when I'm about to take the batter out of the fridge and start baking, what happens..

..the power goes out!

OMG. So, the candles and flashlights come out, and I come to the realization - I will not get my snickerdoodles and cocoa tonight. BOO. I sulked until we went to bed and the power was still out. It went back on some time throughout the night while we were sleeping, so tonight we will have snickerdoodles and cocoa - even though it's not raining anymore! Here's what I'll be indulging in tonight:

You see why I was so upset now? Mmmmmmm...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Goodbye Thanksgiving, Hello Christmas!!!

Happy REALLY late Thanksgiving to everyone!! I, unfortunately, ended up sick last week right before the Holiday. I took a couple days off of work to rest, and was starting to feel normal again on Thanksgiving. It was our first Holiday spent just the two of us - and the dogs of course. It was relaxing, and nice to not have to entertain since I wasn't feeling well, but I missed having family over. We cooked the traditional dinner & I baked a pumpkin cheesecake (recipe to follow). We played dominoes and lounged around watching Football. It was great! :)

I was tempted to indulge in some Black Friday shopping, but decided I would have a nervous melt down if I tried. Plus nothing really stood out to me in the ads. And of course I like my sleep.

I had my first FAIL on my big list. I forgot to buy myself some flowers, and December was here before I knew it! Seriously, where did November go? Where did 2009 go? I can't believe it's almost Christmas! Nuts. Anywho, I have some things to look forward to this month..
* I turn 29 next week (not sure if that's something I'm looking forward to, but at least it's an excuse to get spoiled for a day)
* I'm helping put together our department Holiday party next week that should be a fun time with my co-workers
* A few of my bestest girlfriends are visiting me in a few weeks for my birthday & we're having a girls night out
* I'm going to see The Grinch Who Stole Christmas play on Christmas Eve!
* Both sets of our parents, plus my Brother-in-law, Sister-in-law & adorable Nephew, will all be at our house Christmas day.

Last, but not least, I think I ovulated today and this is our last shot on clomid. If it doesn't work this month we're moving on to IUI. I'm trying not to think about the disappointment I'll feel on Christmas day not having a baby, and not even being pregnant. If I let myself think about it too much, I know I'll break down. So, I'm trying to look on the bright side.. there will be lots of wine consumed, lots of eggnog lattes, and the thermometer will be thrown out the window for the rest of 2009. Last, but not least..

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas this year is to see TWO lines on my HPT, not one. I've been a good girl this year, and I won't ask for anything else ever again. OK, maybe I'll ask for another babe in a couple years.. but until then, nothing - I promise!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Girl Power!!!

Dan and I went to a San Diego Derby Dolls Roller Derby bout.. and it was awesome! I'm so glad I added that on my list to do. I lucked out and one of the lovely derby dolls saw my blog, and offered me 2 free tickets to a bout! :)

The bout was San Diego vs. Humboldt, and it was just like any other sport.. you buy a ticket, grab a beer, someone sings the National Anthem, and there was even a half time show, complete with drummers and derby dolls jumping over some brave fans. The girls all have hilarious nicknames like Kung Pao Tina, McNasty, and Leia Asout. hehe. And let me tell you, those girls kick ass! It's nothing brutal, but there's definitely a lot of pushing & shoving - while they're whipping around the track. So, there were some good spills and crashes. It was very exciting, and super fun. Made me want to go home and dust off my Britney Spears roller skates... I'll just be taking them to the regular ol' roller rink though, thankyouverymuch.

I attempted to take pics, but stupid me forgot to take my flash off, and my camera doesn't do so well with the action shots. For anyone who's never been to a roller derby bout I highly recommend it! Shout out to #U!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Stupid People Island

Don't you sometimes wish there was a deserted island that you can send stupid people to? When we start getting sick of seeing someone on t.v. the public could vote whether they should be shipped off or not.
I think it's a great idea. And here's my top nominees for that ballot:

No, I will not read your book.. I really don't care what you have to say..
You are a dumb beauty queen. Stop trying to act like a victim.. pretty please go away?
Please do no procreate. If you do, your children will most definitely be shipped off to stupid island with you...

I'm sure there are more, but those are my top 3 for the moment. So, who's with me???

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Making the best of it..

Here's a few things I indulged in today.. can you guess why?

Yep, I'm not pregnant.
p.s. I am SO ready for 2009 to be over and a fresh start in 2010 to begin.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My babies, My children

This post is dedicated to my babies.. Bootsie and Cali. Yes, they're dogs. I consider them my children though and can't imagine life without them. I titled the post "my babies, my children" because last weekend when we took them for a walk downtown, I had 3 or 4 different people tell me how cute/beautiful/well behaved (little do they know!) my babies or children are. Part of me thought boo..I wish I had real babies to show off! But then I got thinking and I LOVE being a momma to these dogs. We saved both of them from local pounds, which I am SO glad we did. Thinking about what could have happened to our dogs just breaks my heart. Ok, on to the dogs!

This is Bootsie. She'll be 3 in January, and we think she's a German Sheppard mix:
Some things I love about her:

1) She's a super picky eater, but loves loves loves sweets. If you give her a dog treat she'll most likely put it in her mouth, spit it out, play with it for 10 minutes, and then finally eat it when Cali starts closing in. Give her something sweet and she's ALL over it. Cookies, Cake, Pastries, and even ice cream. Confession: I once let her lick my ice cream cone. She loved it. It was super cute. Gross, but true.

2) She loves to have her "armpits" scratched. I know I know.. dogs don't have armpits. To me, the 2 legs in the front are their arms, not legs. So they're armpits in my mind & they're Bootsie's favorite spot for some scratchin!

3) She likes to curl up next to me at the edge of the bed. She's very particular though. She only likes my side of the bed, not Dan's. She also won't jump up next to me unless I pull back the comforter. She likes laying on the sheet like mom & dad! What can I say, she's a smart dog.

Now for Cali. She'll be 2 at the end of November, and with that spotted tongue we're pretty sure she has some Chow in her (ignore the knee and whatever is going on behind her on t.v.):

Some things I love about her:

1) She weighs 84lbs, but swears she's a lapdog. She loves cuddling, and loves to give lots & lots of slobbery dog kisses. I think she might be the sweetest dog I've ever met. And I promise I'm not saying that just because she's my dog. :)

2) She frolics. When Cali chases after a rabbit or a dog toy she doesn't run, she literally frolics in the air like a clumsy deer. It's ridiculous but adorable.

3) She likes to goose me when I get home from work. If I'm wearing a dress or skirt one of the first things she does when I get home is stick her head up my skirt, hitting my butt with her cold, wet nose.

Yes, maybe my dogs are a little strange. And yes, maybe I'm a little strange when it comes to my dogs too. But they're family & I love them. Here's one more pic of both of them together. Cali was not loving the antlers being on her head, & Bootsie is very happy they're not on her:

I love you my mutts!!! xoxo

Monday, November 9, 2009

Comfort Food With Old Folks

Well, I said I'd get working on my list & I did accomplish a couple of things over this past weekend. Saturday Dan and I took the dogs downtown for a long walk, and decided to walk through the Little Italy farmers market. I was actually pretty impressed by it! Some of the San Diego farmers markets I've been to in the past are pretty weak, but this one had lots of goodies and was good sized. Unfortunately we didn't bring any cash with us (boo) so we're going to make a trip back one of these upcoming Saturdays. I already eyed my purchases: A cute apron for $13, olives, smoked salmon, some fancy french pastries, and of course flowers. On a side note, when I made this list and added "visit all San Diego farmers markets", I had NO idea there's 31 different farmers markets. Oh man. Good thing I love me a stroll through a farmers market!

Now for something I can completely cross off my list. I convinced Dan to go to The San Diego Chicken Pie Shop for dinner Saturday night. We had a light lunch, so we headed there around 5:30. I joked with Dan on the way there that we'd probably be eating with all the blue hairs since we were going so early AND this place is known to attract the oldies as is. We arrive, we're seated, and who's sitting across from us at the restaurant?? The cutest old couple wearing some fancy square dancing outfits. The old lady had a frilly white and red dress on, and her husband had red pants, a button down white shirt, and a red SPARKLY tie. Adorable. They ate their dinner, put their bread rolls in a zip lock baggy (teehee), and left the waitress a $1 tip. The place had a diner feel to it with roosters all over the walls, and the food brought out to you via a rolling cart.

On to the food! It was YUMMY, and oh so cheap. I can see why old people flock to this place. Where else these days can you get a chicken pot pie, potatoes, veggies, rolls, coleslaw (or in my case an apple sauce switch out) AND a piece of pie for dessert all for the price of..drum roll please... $6.50!!! Here's a pic of the pot pie (I cheated and pulled this off the web since I forgot my camera):
And here's a pic of the cherry pie I had for dessert:Dan got the same thing, but had pumpkin pie for dessert, and he tried a cup of their chicken noodle soup. This place sure does like gravy. The pot pie and potatoes were covered in it, and of course when you broke open the pot pie it poured out. We were pretty much convinced that the chicken noodle soup also had the gravy in it. Another thing about the pot pie and why Dan loved it - it had no veggies in it. I could have used some carrots or peas in there, but Dan was very happy with his veggie-less pot pie. haha.

Overall this place was charming, cheap, and served up good home style cookin'. We'll most definitely make a return visit.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Run Down

I haven't posted anything in awhile, but I have a good excuse! My laptop has a virus & it's getting fixed at work. I'm on Dan's computer now, but both of our laptops are work computers. Which has led me to the decision that we need to get our own computer for personal use! I have all my pictures uploaded in my work computer, and it's creeping me out thinking about the tech guys at work looking through my pictures since they're attempting to save them for me. UGH.

Here's a little run down on what's been going on in my life since my last post:

1) We got a new GAS oven (since our crappy electric one broke) as a Christmas gift from my in-laws. YAY! We had to pay a good chunk of change to have someone run a gas line from the garage, but it was so worth it.

2) Halloween! Like the old home bodies we are, we stayed home and passed out candy. We searched high & low for a pumpkin to carve and found NONE. Not one pumpkin on Halloween could be found. What's up with that?? Oh well.. no yummy roasted pumpkin seeds for us.

3) I had an u/s that went great! A good sized follie and my lining measured great! The doc decided to give me the trigger shot, to make sure I ovulated the next day. I normally would freak out about getting a shot in my belly, but I've been poked & prodded so much the past year that it didn't really phase me. I ovulated on Tuesday, so now we wait. sigh.

4) We saw The Lion King play with Dan's parents, which was awesome. I haven't seen the movie in soooo long, so seeing the play was pretty cool.

5) I tried an eggnog latte from Starbucks for the first time, and I'm hooked! YUM-O. It got me excited for the upcoming holidays. I can't wait for December 1st to roll around so I can decorate the house and listen to nothing but Christmas tunes for the whole month. (sorry Dan)

I think that's about it for now. Nothing crossed off my list unfortunately, but I'll get working on that. Happy Saturday!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Flowers from Me, Him & Her

I'm lovin' my flower filled house right now! I bought myself these sunflowers last weekend:

Then earlier this week I had a little meltdown before work and was feeling really sad & pouty. So, my WONDERFUL, sweet, thoughtful husband send me these beauties. He had them delivered to my work which was such a nice surprise. Yeah, he's alright. ;)

So, I was feeling pretty good about having 2 bouquets of fresh flowers in the house when we had our in-laws and their best friends over for dinner last night. And what did their friends bring to our house for us? More flowers!!!!

Needless to say, my house smells great!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Korean Bool Kogi on Rice Sticks

I heart Trader Joe's. So what better cookbook to buy than Cooking With All Things Trader Joe's? Squeeee!

I tried out my first recipe yesterday, and it was YUM. Dan was quite impressed as well. To quote him as he ate, "I likey". It was a bit of a challenge cooking this because, well, I have no oven! Our oven crapped out on us Sunday night. When I say it crapped out on us, I really mean that Dan broke it when he tried to unhook the annoying oven timer. Our oven was ancient and had a timer on it that would randomly (sometimes at 3:00 A.M) go off. It was loud enuogh to startle us from our sleep and one of us would drag ourselves to the kitchen to turn it off. So, while it sucks to have the unexpected cost of buying a new oven, I never have to hear that timer again. Woo!

So, how did I cook my meal you ask? Our camping stove but of course! See..

Here's the recipe..


* 1 (1.5-2 lb) pkg refrigerated Bool Kogi Korean marinated beef ribs, ready-to-cook

* 6 oz Rice Sticks noodles (about half the package)

* 3 Tbsp soy sauce

* 1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil

* 1 Tbsp sugar

* 2 garlic cloves, crushed, or 2 tsp jarred Crushed Garlic

* 1 carrot, shredded, or 1 cup bagged Shredded Carrots

* 1 cup sliced mushrooms, cooked or raw

* 2 green onions, thinly sliced

1) Cook meat over medium-high heat in a grill pan or over a grill to desired doneness. Remove from heat and cover with foil for 10 minutes. Allowing meat to rest keeps it juicy.

2) Cook noodles according to package instructions and drain.

3) Whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and garlic until combined. (tip: I used a little extra soy sauce and sugar and it tasted better) Pour dressing onto cooked noodles and toss well to coat. Stir in carrots and mushrooms.

4) Slice meat diagonally into thick strips.

5) To serve, arrange noodles on platter. Place sliced meat on top of noodles. Garnish with green onions.

Another tip for you. Be sure to read the ingredients carefully. I clearly did not because instead of either buying regular sized carrots to shred, or a bag of already shredded carrots, I bought a bag of baby carrots. FAIL. It worked, but I had to slice them until they were carrot nubs, and then I fed the nubs to my dogs. Apparently Cali likes carrots!

Here's the final result.. bon appetit!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Notice anything different?

Yep, I changed my blog title and updated the look. Like I mentioned in my last entry I'm changing this blog to be a more general life blog. So, while I'll still post my progress on my list, I'll also be posting about random every day things.. the little things that make me smile, and keep me going every day.

So, first off I have to address #54 on my list. Most of you know that Dan & I have been trying to get pregnant since October, 2008. Almost 13 months ago. And while there's nothing we can pinpoint as the culprit for it taking so long, I'm still stamped INFERTILE in the medical world since we hit the year mark. We want nothing more than to start a family, so it's been a difficult journey so far.

The current plan is to do one more cycle on Clomid (a popular fertility drug that makes me ovulate sooner), followed by an unmedicated cycle, followed by IUI. I never thought we'd be facing this, but I know it's making us grow closer as a couple. Some day we'll have our baby & I'm going to appreciate every bout of sickness, every stretch mark, every kick in the ribs. Oh, and I already know the first thing I'll be buying for the baby.. seems pretty appropriate. :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It must be Fall..

I'm lovin' the cooler weather & I'm ready to bake! #25 on my list is to bake cookies & make cocoa the next rainy night. Well, I jumped the gun a bit last night by baking sugar cookies. It ended up raining at 4:00 in the morning, so I guess that doesn't really count. I'm ready with instant cocoa packets and cookie ingredients though & ready to do a rain dance! I'm so over the heat and excited to get some cold weather & rain. yay!

Another nice thing about colder weather is that I'll get more book reading in. Today I finished my 2nd book on Oprah's list, What I Thought I Knew, by Alice Eve Cohen. It was good, but not my favorite. It's a memoir written by a woman who is told she's infertile, so she adopts. Then years later, when she's in her 40's, she finds out she's 6 months pregnant.. and she's not very happy about it. I guess if I had to rate it 1-10 (10 being the best), I'd give it a 6.

In other blog related news, I'm making some changes! I'm going to be changing this blog to a more general life blog, not just my list. My first non-list related blog to follow!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Flowers for Meeee!

September flowers... bought! And aren't they gorgeous?

In other "list" news, I met with my boss yesterday and he told me to order my Series 7 books. YIKES. That means I actually have to do it. haha. I'll be sure to post a pic of the study material when I get the book. It's intense. That also means if I really want to get down to business & pass the 7, I'm going to have no life for the next few months. Boo. One website actually describes the test as "one of the most difficult tests you'll ever take..". Awesome.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

AFI's top 100

I did it! I watched Ben-Hur and I'm not going to lie.. I liked it. Enjoying that movie was a complete shock to me. I thought it would bore me to tears, but it was exciting and interesting. There were some cheesy moments, and parts I laughed when it probably wasn't appropriate to laugh (i.e. his sister and mom being lepers), but overall it was a good movie. The chariot race was pretty funny too, and Dan & I got a kick out of how long they dragged that scene out for.

A tip to anyone who is planning on watching Ben-Hur: make sure you have the language option set to English. Ours came with no option selected, so we watched the first 15 minutes with no sound. It makes it very hard to understand what's going on. hehe.

Next AFI top 100 movie being ordered off netflix: Toystory! I've seen it, but it's been a long time & I'm watching all 100 movies, including the ones I've already seen. Toystory will be a breeze.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Just call me Hazel.

It didn't really occur to me that glueing and framing a puzzle was such an old lady thing to do. Not until I went to Michaels to find a frame and glue, and found the puzzle glue is called "Mod Podge". Oh man. Then my friend, who was with me when I bought it, pointed out that framing a puzzle is something a grandma would do. Doh! At that point the puzzle was already put together at home, and it's on my list, so I figured what the hell..I'm doing it.

So, the pictures you see (hopefully) are the glued puzzle and the finished product in it's frame. It's a pretty big puzzle, with a cute scene of Coronado (Hotel Del, the bay, and downtown San Diego). I think I'll be putting it in the guest bedroom eventually. Then everyone can feel cozy.. like they're staying at their grandma's house.

So, that's the first official item checked off my list. Yay! I cheated a little with the August flowers. I didn't buy them for myself, but Dan did buy me some beautiful flowers (see pic). Lastly, I finished one of the books on the Oprah list, A Meaningful Life, by L.J. Davis. Great book..slightly depressing, but good.

I still haven't started my movies.. Ben-Hur is collecting dust, but hopefully that will change this weekend.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My very first blog entry

Well, I finally jumped the blog bandwagon. Although I'm a little embarrassed to say my sister set the blog up for me (thank you Brooke!). This blog is dedicated to that very long to-do list you see on your left. Yup, I'm going to attempt to do all 101 things on that list, and I have 1,001 days to do them. Hopefully I can figure out how to post pics as I go, so that this blog won't be too boring to keep up with.

The first thing I'll most likely start with is one of the movies, and since I'm starting from the bottom of the AFI Top 100 up, I have Ben-Hur waiting for me at home. Gotta say..not too excited for it. Who knows though..maybe I'll love it. We shall see.

I'm going to be very busy for the next 1,001 days..