20 February 2009


Little bored, so I thought I'd test my knowledge of the husband:

1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? Family Guy or Lakers

2. Does he play an instrument? yes, piano and guitar.

3. What's one food he doesn't like? Brocoli, anything too green-tasting.

4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What does he order? Water and a hanburger or ribs or somethin.

5. Where did he go to high school? John F. Kennedy high school (the first one to be named after JFK, he'll tell you that.)

6. What size shoe does he wear? yikes... i always forget 10?

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be? He's not a pack rat, but it would be boxes of expensive things "just in case"

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? superbird, moons over myhammy, bacon burger from chili's...it's a long list really. oh and def meatball sub.

9. What would this person eat every day if he could? Chocolate Lindt truffles...and we do.

10. What is his favorite cereal? Raisin Bran Crunch

11. What would he never wear? anything that's uncomfortable. even if i beg and plead because tight jeans look good on him...

12. What is his favorite sports team? LA Lakers (duh.)

13. Who did he vote for? McCain

14. Who is his best friend? Me of course. Then there's Josh, Troy, Ryan, BP, Dave, The twins, Matty Dedrick, Aaron, Eric V., Nick...again, the lists very long.

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do? Leave every cupboard open because i hate the sound of it crashing closed.

16. What is his heritage? Half Finnish.

17. What is something he would do if he wasn't working his current job? Working at Toyota and/or looking for a new job. we LOVE Railpros!!

Well by-golly I'd say I did pretty darn good.

16 February 2009

a week of love.

So Valentine's day this year was by far my favorite. I mean, don't get me wrong it would've been better if it would've been minus a cold and plus some iced heart-shaped sugar cookies...but, well, it did ok.

Last week Robert and I did our early v-day/christmas present and braved the rain (speaking of which, why won't it go away??) in Hollywood to see Phantom of the Opera!

The show was really a blast from my past because my mother absolutely loves this show, so it was one of the many soundtracks to our Saturday morning chores...it was really amazing. The rain made us spend too much money to ride the metro 6 blocks...but I was in heels and that walk was not looking fun. The metro was also a blast from the past...but it was wonderful making new memories on it.

Fast forward to one week later and it was real Valentine's day...it really was a perfect day. It started out with going to the gym together-which i love because it's more fun that way. Then, after my shower, Robert was gone! Silly sneaky snuck off to get me and my mom flowers and lots of other goodies-including a maple-old fashioned donut from "O those donuts" which I wish I had right now...Then rushing around and cleaning because my mom was on her way (i also loved this because I like a clean house)! We went for an afternoon session at the Newport temple-it was my first time there and it is SO beautiful, my new favorite place in Orange County for sure.

Then it was to Balboa for some expensive 18year aged balsamic vinegar (I've never looked so forward to having a salad at my mom's house before), old-fashioned taffy and giant now-and-laters (my personal fav)...oh and don't forget gawking at all the beautiful homes and ultimately getting depressed on our lack of funds.

Chili's brought ribs, chips and white chocolate molten cake...the best combonation ever. A couple bitter games of Blokus later, it was time to call it a night.

And now i sit on my day off avoiding going outside. The rain, the wind whipping through the pine trees, it's so daunting! I haven't even made it to the gym yet...but like that's really saying anything. I hope everyone enjoyed their day of love.

12 February 2009

the cold days.

For as often as I get sick (which is approx. once a month) I've learned to handle it pretty well. Yes, it kills me to sit at home with a million things to be done around me and I haven't a lick of energy to do them, but letting myself be lazy is rare, so I sit and enjoy my hours of HGTV.

Not only this but the hours of sleep on top of not being able to eat anything but apples and cereal make my body lean as it ever can be--a stereotypical girl perk of getting sick. but yes I really do think these things.

But soon I cannot handle it any longer and not being able to cook dinner, Robert almost without fail takes me out somewhere to eat some scrumptious fat food, because I'm sick and the diet goes out the window.

Putting on my sloppiest outfit and lowering myself slowly into the car all for that plate of fettuccine alfredo and mozzerella appetizer, is so worth it.

Last night this tradition lived on as we had to use our coupon at Maggiano's for $20 off a purchase of $50 or more...I ordered a 'shirley temple' for the first time in a long time, and it was delectable. And we still have dinner for tonight too.

So being sick sucks...but being pampered by your husband does NOT.

But the Lakers lost to boo-tah...and that still sucks.