Friday, March 28, 2008

Where Is My Freakin Lambiness?

Ok. Seriously. Seriously. Seeeerrrriously. I cannot take much more winter. Just cannot take it. I'm not sure what is going to happen if things don't start to turn to Spring around here but I don't want one living person to breathe a word to me about Global Warming until it does.

Remember the saying "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb"? Well 27 degrees and partly sunny is not very freakin lamby! I WANT MY LAMBINESS. Lambs are sweet and soft and make you happy. Crappy sleet and sandy roads do NOT make me happy.

Now look... I've lived in Iowa for 34+ years now. I'm used to winter for the most part. I don't love it. I'd be happy as a clam if we only got snow from about Dec 23rd through Jan 1st. But at least I know what to expect and how to cope. The problem was that I could always look forward to April as a time of daffodils, green grass, rainy puddles and fresh outdoor smells. Instead I have skeletons of bushes, brown grass, black snirt piles and don't get me started on the smell. The weatherman said the other day that our annual average snowfall was something like 27". We've had more than DOUBLE that this year. Yes that means over 54" of crappy, white, cold, dank snow. And mother nature keeps teasing us with one nice day only to have it drop 40 degrees and sleet the next. I mean it snowed on Easter for crying out loud. If that's not a sin then I'm sure its at least against the law.

I was lamenting my lack of lambiness to a friend today and she asked "what will you do when Cora comes home from school one day with a little cottonball lamb to hang on the fridge commemorating the start of Spring if we're having a Spring like this one?"

Easy - that's the time I kneel down, take her beautiful piece of art, place it at her eye level on the fridge and then calmly explain to her that its time she learned that established education is full of crap. She may as well start learning these things early.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Weight Watcher's Weigh In - Week Eight

Ok, so not much to report - because I didn't weigh in. I had a noon meeting I couldn't miss and so never got to hit my WW meeting. Here's hoping next week will be a rock star loss..... I said hoping people. Hoping.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Big Ups to Brooklyn

Ok, so I finally figured out how to navigate all my reports and maps on Google Analytics. Man was it surprising. First and foremost my top "readership city".... is not even located in Iowa! Its Brooklyn, NY! Yep - the city with the most hits on my blog is nowhere near my friends or family. Wow. So big ups to Brooklyn whoever you are! And might I say you have excellent taste! (Ok, ok so overall Iowa hits outnumber any other state's - can't leave my peeps hangin).

Second, I don't know how the ClusterMaps counter thingy off to the side here works but according to Google, I have had over 600 hits from more than 80 cities around the world! Here is a list of just some of the international places I've gotten hits from:
London, England
Sungai Petani, Malaysia
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Athens, Greece
Bursa, Turkey

Within the US I've had hits in 25 states from cities including:
Palm Springs
Los Angeles
New York
Washington DC
Las Vegas
Racine, WI
Bloomington, IN
Miamiville, OH
Wexford, PA
Opa Locka, FL
Skillman, NJ
Walnut Ridge, AR
La Vista, NE

Wow - major cool factor! Many of those are places I'll probably not get to visit in my lifetime, but they clearly house the coolest people on the planet. So thanks to everyone who tunes in regularly but also to those who just "happen by" and decide to stick around a while. Make yourselves at home!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Two Things

[cue music] "Getting to knowwww youuuuu, getting to know alllll about youuuuu". Ok I'm totally stealing this from my cousin Amy, but I figured its about time to let my dear reader(s) know all about the crazy woman who writes this blog. If you have a set of questions you want me to answer (tactfully), post them as a comment and I'll answer away!

Round one!


Two names you go by:
1. Kristi
2. Flippy

Two things you are wearing right now:
1. Hunter Green Twinset
2. Fav Richard Tyler Patent Wedges

Two things you would want (or have) in a relationship:
1. Complete Trust
2. Honesty
(luckily I have both - big ups to hubby)

Two things you like to do:
1. Read
2. Blog (most days)

Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. A Full Spa Day (massage, facial, mani, pedi, maybe even a little waxing)

Two things you did last night:
1. Pushed a glycerin suppository somewhere Cora did not enjoy
2. Hung with the fam for Easter

Two things you ate today:
1. Egg Sub, Cheese, Ham, Tomato Omelet
2. 1/2 Turkey sammy on whole wheat w/ lo fat mayo

Two people you last talked to:
1. Pete
2. Rhonda
(both coworkers)

Two things you're doing tomorrow:
1. Working
2. Auditioning for my "Big Break" in a PSA

Two longest car rides:
1. Des Moines to Madison, WI (only 5 hrs but had screaming 4m/o the ENTIRE way)
2. Des Moines to Shipman, VA (2-day car ride with the whole fam)

Two favorite holidays:
1. Christmas
2. 4th of July

Two favorite beverages:
1. Water
2. Chardonnay

Two things about me that you may not have known:
1. Was in labor 13.5 hours - pushing for 2.5hrs
2. As an adult, I've only lived outside of Des Moines for 11 months (Memphis, TN)

Two jobs I have had in my life:
1. Roller Skating Rink Concession Stand Clerk
2. Adult Daycare "Aerobics" Coordinator (to Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits)

Two Movies I would watch over and over:
1. Two Weeks' Notice
2. Uhhhhh (not good at watching movies over and over)

Places I have lived:
1. VA
2. TN

Two of my favorite foods:
1. Sushi
2. Felix & Oscar's Pizza

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Ador-a-ble

Ok so since its been a long family weekend and since I am one sleepy puppy, I am admittedly taking the easy way out blog-wise and posting some photos of our Easter - and the prettiest little bunny I know...Seriously, Is this All For Me?

Well Then, What Else You Got In Here?

Hanging With My Puppy

Man I'm Cute!!!