Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Small things in life

I have a few odds and ends that I have been thinking about for a few days, but just haven’t had time to blog about.

First, just a funny story I have to share. I was driving to work the other day and listening to the radio in the car. The song by Patti Smith, Because Tonight (Belongs to Us) came on. For some reason, I love that song. I have no idea what the woman is saying half the time, but I love it anyway. For once, I thought I might try to actually understand what she’s saying, boy was I wrong. I could have sworn she says “loves is a pancreas” and “can of tuna, can of tuna, can of tunnnnaaaa”. Ummm no. I figured they weren’t the right words, but I just couldn’t hear anything else! As soon as I got to work, I looked up the words. Turns out she says “love is a banquet, on which we feed” and “Can’t hurt me now, can’t hurt me now, can’t hurt me nooowwww”. Hmmm. I so don’t hear it.
While we are on the topic, a few weeks ago my husband had the radio up loud (which we almost always have). He was singing rather enthusiastically. He was so into it that it took me almost the whole song to realize he was saying “paved paradise, put up a f****ing lot”. I said WHAT?? No, no, no. “put up a parking lot”. His face fell and he said, “man, I’ve been signing it wrong for 20 years!”. He was heartbroken.
Another funny (shorter) story happened late last night. We had been playing a NASCAR video game. I really HATE racing games. But he likes them. So, I try. Well, I had tapped his bumper to push him into the wall, which I think is freaking hilarious. I don’t care about winning, but causing a wreck is too fun. Dirk told me “all gambling is cancelled”. I said WHAT? He said yep, cancelled. It took me several minutes before I busted out laughing. “All bets are off”? Yep, he meant all bets are off…. All gambling is cancelled. Too funny!

And finally, the presidential address. I know, I know. I am not supposed to talk politics. And I won’t. I promise no mention of policy. Just the freaking hilarious things I saw last night. I loved that show. It was better than a sitcom. First, did you see Nancy wiggling around in her seat?! The woman could not sit still! Don’t get me wrong; I’m happy she is excited and all, but jeez. I think Joe was getting a little upset about the up, down, up, down. That speech would have only taken 20 minutes if Nancy could stay in her seat. I could not stop laughing at her rocking around like a little girl.
I also found it pretty funny when Obama said something about not leaving a large debit behind for future generations. For the first time all night, the Reps clapped something crazy. I believe there were many catcalls as well. Obama even laughed at that. Then he said something about the debit that he inherited from the last administration and the Dems had a chance to clap like maniacs and make a few catcalls of their own. When he said something about not spending money in Iraq, I heard several groans from the Rep side followed by a standing O on the Dem side.
As I was watching, I was really wishing I had the computer out so I could type away. I had so many things to say and of course I can’t remember it all today. But the back and forth across the aisle often happens at these things. I always think it is too funny. I was also surprised at the wide variety of facial expressions by on the Rep side. They were not shy about showing their discontent with the President. I saw John McCain stand up to applaud something while making snide comments out the side of his mouth. The Rep response afterward was terrible!! Like watching paint dry. Why do they let that guy from LA talk?! I had no idea someone from LA could be so dull!
Politically, I was pretty happy with the speech. Obama is a great speaker and I agree with nearly all of his politics. But I could not stop laughing. I hope everyone got to see it.

Friday, February 20, 2009

slowing to a drizzle here

Well ladies, this is my last hot guy alert. I had a lot of trouble picking my last guy today. For one, everyone seems to have about the same taste and are taking all the good ones (Will Smith was my first pick today). As I am sure you have all noticed, my picks are not solely based on looks alone. I mean they are all good looking, but for me HOT only comes with some kind of attitude (sweet guy, bad boy, whatever). So I made my pick today based on a nice body, cute guy, and BIG attitude. He is Russian born and moved to the US as a child. Most of you know Max as a dancer. Which is true. He started dancing at about 3. What you might not know is that he broke his leg as a child and was told that he may never dance again. We know differently now! You also might not know that he owns several dance studios in New York and is one of the creators of a non-profit agency in New York that supports and trains young dancers. I am sure you have guessed by now that I chose Maksim Chmerkovskiy:

He is so freakin' sexy when he dances! But it's something a pic just couldn't get. It's all that attitude. Hot, right!
Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday night- the best night

Today I have lucky number 4 on my HOT GUY ALERT. These have been in no particular order BTW. But in honor of Thursday night I have chosen a hot guy that also falls into the bad boy category. He started as a model from my home state of Ohio and has been in several movies that I have never seen and The Wedding Planner. Most recently he has starred in Grey's Anatomy. I have chosen

Justin Chambers. Too hot huh?
Some fun facts:
Justin and his wife Keisha have five children. From oldest to youngest, Isabella (b. 1997), twins Maya and Kaila (b. 1999), Eva (b. 2001) and Jackson (b 2002).
Was discovered by a modelling scout on the Paris subway.... subsequently represented Calvin Klein in fragrance campaign
He has a twin brother named Jason. He and Jason have one older brother and two older sisters.
He is from Springfield, Ohio.
1 of 5 siblings of Irish and German extraction.
Wife Keisha is a model agency booker that he met while he was modeling with Calvin Klein.
I will enjoy watching some Justin Chambers tonight. I will be back tomorrow with my newest hot guy.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Before I get to the Hot Guy Alert again, I first have to apologize for being so slow. I just can’t seem to blog everyday. I don’t have it in me. My excuse? I work a regular full time job and by regular I mean I travel all over Ohio a couple times a month to visit kids. I have to be available if one of them does something wild and crazy which seems to happen a lot. Anyway, I am also a Master’s student… so between work, school, friends, family, and Dirk I don’t have a lot of time. But enough of my whining…
Since I missed yesterdays Hot Guy I have two today. This is getting pretty hard for me. I mean there are plenty of cute guys, but HOT. I have trouble making the commitment!
First is David Beckham. You might notice that I do not have any pictures of him playing soccer. I know he looks good sweaty, but he sucks at soccer. Everyone seems to know except us silly Americans. But he looks good while playing so whatever. I didn’t bother looking any info up on him. We all know he move LA in a sad attempt to get the soccer community going in the US. And that he is married to Posh, has some kids, and is more of a model than an athlete.

Second is Colin Ferrel. I noticed I might have a type… what do you think? Anyway, he is a hottie from Ireland. Again, sexy accent and bad boy image. I really loved him in S.W.A.T. I like him as the good guy.

Well, I will attempt to do better at keeping up. But I have no idea who I will pick for my next one. Stay tuned – only three more to go!

Monday, February 16, 2009

My HOT GUY ALERT - Robbie Williams

I was tagged by Needsleepy to participate in her “It’s Raining Men” blog. I am supposed to post some pictures of someone (a celebrity not a RL person) that I think is super HOT. I have to say I knew exactly who I wanted to post right away. I’m not sure if I would say this is the hottest celebrity I have ever seen… I mean there are a lot of them. But, I chose Robbie Williams. Anyone who knows me at all knows I adore him.
Most of you have probably not heard of him, so let me tell you a little…
He was first in a Boy Band. Yea, lame, I know. The band was Take That. He was young and they started in the early 90’s. Rumor is he left the band first because of lots of arguments about image and what not. He left in ‘95. He released his first solo album in ’97 and has been going strong ever since. Now he is like in his 30’s, I would guess. And is so SUPER famous in all of Europe. He actually moved to LA to be AWAY from the media. Crazy huh. It was like the only place on Earth he could go and not be noticed. Needless to say, I was excited about him being here. Though, I’m not exactly sure why. It’s not like I have ever been to LA. But anyway, I guess I was hoping for a North American tour… which ever happened. Sadly…. Anyway, he is back in the UK now. Oh yea, he is a Brit. So the sexy accent only adds to his mysterious allure.

He is so freakin’ hot. If you don’t think so, listen to him sing. You will for sure change your mind! It’s the whole badass attitude and sultry voice. That’s why he is my pick for HOT GUY ALERT.
I hope everyone takes a second to post something about the guy you think is hot enough.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I'd like to thank the academy..

Wow! Thanks NeedSleepy! If I were a little more like Maki over @ w/ Love, Sincerely - Posh Mom's Diary, I would have noticed your comment a long time ago!

Anyway, NeedSleepy gave out several awards that a pretty cool. I would have never found some of those blogs without it!

The less poo attempt

I pride myself on trying new things. So, when Danielle comes to work one day talking about how she is trying to embrace her “inner-hippy” I thought hmmm maybe I should get in on that. I checked out her “No-poo” blog and decided to give it a shot. (For more info check out Danielle and Mason’s blog). The short story is that Danielle has found some information about how you should not use shampoo on your hair and gave it up as an experiment. Ok, I’m not all about that. I shampoo my hair every single day. I also blow dry and flat iron; all of which is on the no-no list.
You might be wondering why I would try this out. I used to have very thick full hair. In fact, I used to have to have it thinned when I got it cut because it gave me headaches. Not so much anymore. Every time I brush my hair like a pound of hair comes out. It’s so bad that Dirk has to use a screwdriver every few weeks to clean out our drains!! Awful, I know. I thought cutting back on the washes would help with the hair loss… otherwise I will be bald very soon.
I decided that I need to take baby steps to the no poo. For about two weeks I have only been shampooing about three times a week. The other days I either just kind of massage my scalp in the shower (water wash) or use just conditioner. I thought using just condition would make my hair so much more oily, but it doesn’t. It’s actually great.
I really thought this would be harder than it has been. The first time I didn’t shampoo it got a little oily. In fact my whole face felt pretty oily all day.

Kinda gross huh? I mean besides the terrible roots... I know, I need a little dye! And Dirk would not help me take pictures; excuse my attempt and photographing my own head! It was not easy.
By the end of the first week you could hardly tell anymore.
The good news is that I am losing way less hair now. My hair feels much more soft and healthy. The next step is to cut back even more and wash only once a week. Then cut out that shampoo at the wash. I will try to remember to take some more pictures so I can show you how it goes.