Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bye Bye Neighbors

Another set gone.. I think?

My next door neighbors,the young couple that just moved in in Decemeber, apparently split up and the wife took their baby and went back home.

I work too much I didn't even realize.

She's 22, he's 21, their daughter is 9 months old, they've been married a little over a year, he basically just got out of AIT, this is their first duty station .. and he'll be deploying to Iraq for the first time in the fall.

*C* went back home right around the time hubby left to go back from R&R. She was gone for about 3 weeks and came back the end of May. I hadn't really seen her much. Today I saw she was online on her Myspace. I sent her a message saying I hadn't seen her in a while, I was going to pricebusters and if she wanted to come.

She messaged me back.. in a nutshell... *J* freaked out and said that he was getting annoyed with her, he hated her and didn't want to be with her anymore. So friday she packed up their 9 month old daughter and left. Hence why I hadn't seen her.

Apparently, she thinks that the fact he's deploying to Iraq in a few months freaked him out and this is how he handled it. She said this isn't the first time he's did this and didn't seem too phased by this.

Trust me, I'm the last person to judge anyones marriage, but I'm kinda on the fence about this. Part of me thinks that if this is something he does all the time and it's a phase, now that they have a kid, wouldn't she stick it out, opposed to just bailing? Then part of me thinks...why'd she put up with his shit for so long? Am I wrong for thinking this way?

Either way,I feel bad and it sucks....

I dread getting new neighbors. Sigh.

PS~ Lars and the Real Girl. Worth the watch...Very different. I cried at the end and couldn't believe why I was actually crying.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dog the Bounty Hunter

Dog was in the mall yesterday.

We were working and my sales associate goes "hey it's dog". I'm like
He goes... no not A dog.. THE

Sure enough there he was.. long hair and all. He looks just like he did on TV only not chasing a criminal. Then this couple with a baby stopped him. He shook the guys hand and took a picture with them.

I thought that was a really cool gesture.

Otherwise this week has been boring. Hectic with work training the new girl.. but otherwise that's it.

Right now I'm watching "Lars and the Real Girl"... kinda weird kinda good. I'll have to get back to you when it's over.

Lastly, my friends and I are throwing a "Passion Party" this weekend... I'm sure I'll definitely have something to blog about with that,LOL.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Blogger Meeting.

I had my first blogger meet today!

I guess I'm not as anonomous as I was... but I'm ok with that.

After much time playing meeting tag.. I officially met Wendy from Wendy's Tiki Hut today. She lives super close to me and it took months for our schedules to coordinate.

We met over at Burger King.. I recognized her immediately when she walked in. It was strange, I felt like I had known her for a long time even though that was the first time we were meeting. She brought me a little dashboard hula girl and made me a Hawaiian music cd which I thought was super sweet of her.

We chatted, then the kids all played on the giant jungle gym at BK. Punkin climbed up into the thing and I went up after her. I never felt so big in my life( I hit my head twice) and I was surprised no one came in at yelled at me to get out of the jungle gym.

Then we walked over to the Firestone which is across the street from the BK. They have the official Firestone/Budweiser Indy Race car there in the lot. You were able to get in and have your picture taken in the car FOR FREE (so rare these days). We all did that.. it was super fun. I totally though the MPs were going to realize I was sitting in a race car and give me a ticket because I LOOKED like I was going to fast,LOL. Maybe Wendy will post her pics.

We had a good time, Wendy is awesome and her kids are great. Sydney took great care wheeling the punkin around in her stroller. Hopefully we'll be able to meet up again soon.

It's good to have a cool new friend.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

My Day With the TV

I sat down to write this blog and walked away from the computer to watch the original cast of RENT sing "Seasons of Love" on TV.. but I'll get back to that.

Do you ever flip channels and come across one of those movies that no matter what... you have to stop???? You see it's on and immediately get a smile on your face and brings you back to a great time in your life.

Reality bites
This morning Reality Bites was on. It came out in 1994

~right in the middle of my Seattle "grunge" phase,where I wore nothing but flannels for like a whole year and listen to Pearl Jam "Ten" til the cd warped
~my music taste was starting to really rock and was a DJ at the college radio station.
~I had just pledged my Sorority in college
~that was the summer I met my best friend
~I had just turned 20
~where I was finally coming into my own and being ok with who I was.
It was one of the best times of my life. It seemed like forever ago but seems like just yesterday. I will forever have a place in my heart for that movie and for "Singles".. and will always smile (Sidenote:the soundtracks are just as good as the movies, I own both of each)

Am I the only one that has a movie like that?

Then "Charlotte's Web" was on. The life action remake. I wanted the punkin to be as excited about it as I was... but she wasn't. I cried like the big sap I am, but I cry EVERYTIME I watch that movie... since I was 7. I actually own the cartoon version. I don't remember crying when I read the book but I guess I was too little.

Then we took a break to get out of the house. We went to the PX where I spent no money but just wanted to get out of the house cuz the day was so nice. Since punkin can't go in the sun.. it was the only place I could think of (other than the mall) to go. After that we went to the commissary where I got a basket and should've gotten a cart cuz it's hard to carry a heavy basket and push a stroller.LOL.

Then Army Wives. I am addicted to this show... yet somethings are SOOOO far fetched I get super disgusted. Then the stuff that it so true comes on that it pulls at your heart strings. First off Roxy gets on my nerves.. being new to the Army wife life doesn't make it acceptable to do the stupid shit that she does. She gets away with things that in real life.. you could NEVER get away with. As one of my friends once said" I hate the way they dumb her down". You wanna see true life... let us bloggers write an episode. My other complaint is ... When does the General and the Generals' wife ever become friends with enlited like they all are.... much less gather around for Sunday dinner. I wouldn't know the General's wife if she bite me in the PX. Are you kidding me?

Lastly the Tony Awards was on. I grew up in NY.. and moved to Jersey when I was 12. My mom worked in the city her whole life until shortly after 9/11. It was a ferry ride across the river into NYC where the whole world seemed so big to me. I grew up going to Broadway shows and became one of those theatre freaks in high school. That's one of the things about living here I miss, being able to go to the city and see a play whenever I wanted. I watch the Tony's as my little piece of culture from home. RENT is one of my fave shows. I've seen it like 4 times... once with the complete Original cast... even the Movie didn't have the COMPLETE original cast. To see them all on tv made me happy, and made me wish I was home. My mom takes all my discount ticket offers I get sent to my old house and goes to see the shows using my discount. I'm so jealous of her.

I spent too much time in front of the tv today.

Don't hate me cause I cut you in line.

Ok so today i did almost nothing.

Friday I had to take the punkin to doctor. She had another skin infection. I thought about taking a picture and posting it but it was just too gross.

I call central appts at 0630. I get an appt at 0940.

I get to the Peds clinic..the waiting room is full. There's someone at the counter checking in with the receptionist. The nurse that is always there see's me standing there and goes hey everything ok. She looks over the counter to say hi to the punkin.

I explain she has a skin infection on her belly and then the PA comes out and goes "Hey (my daughters name) " Then goes.. you know what don't worry about waiting just come on back.

Oh the looks I got.

I don't know if it is a good thing or bad thing that the people at the peds clinic know you by name or not. I guess kinda both.

Needless to say... they put her on antibiotic. Her skin is 100% better now.. but the anitbiotic she is taking she's supposed to stay out of the sun. Which really stunk.. cuz I was invited to go hang out with some friends at the beach cabin they rented for the weekend. No use in going if the punkin can't go in the sun.

Saturday we just stayed in the house and went for a walk once the sun went down.

It was a nice relaxing day

Friday, June 13, 2008

R.I.P Tim Russert

As a avid watcher of Meet the Press.
I am so sad that Tim Russert has died.
He was one of the only News men that I thought wasn't totally full of crap.

RIP Tim..... the News World will not be the same without you.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Some notice would've been nice.

This morning I got up at 5:50, went to the bathroom, turned on the water in the shower.....



I've never lived it a place where the Army so randomly decides to SHUT OFF YOUR WATER for shits and giggles with no notice and at the most inconvenient times.

This happens all the time never happened on the Marine base.... and it would NEVER happen in my hometown. All the rich people would call the mayor and complain.

I usually shower the night before when I have to open.. it saves me time in the morning and I get to sleep. Last night I was super tired so I said forget it.. I'll just shower in the morning. Hindsight is 20/20

This is my problem with this... GIVE ME SOME NOTICE. Everytime other streets lose water .. they get nice little signs saying " Water shut off:date: 8a-2p"

My street...NOOOOOOOO of course not. no sign and they have to do it at the crack of dawn in the morning.

I'd rather have no power than no water.

Thank goodness I always keep bottled water around for this occassion. I got done what I needed to, packed up the baby and headed off to work.

After a long day of work, I picked up the kid and headed home. I open the front door and hear this whooooshing sound.


I head toward the bathroom and its getting louder. I step into the batroom expecting to be ankle deep in water because my dumbass LEFT THE FAUCET ON.

I don't know exactly what time the water came back on but the water had been running in my tub since it did.

Thank goodness the drain wasn't clogged is all I have to say.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Layout.. whadup!!!

I'm honor of the 4th o July new layout.
Whatcha think.

courtesy of:
Leelou Blogs

What to do with myself?

I know it's only tuesday but this weekend.


This never happens. I kinda don't even know what to do with myself. I actually like working weekends and having my weekdays off.

Strange I know, but having my weekdays off... the world is a less crowded place. Everyone has to work so most places are empty. It's usually only Moms and strollers. I fall into that catagory so I'm ok with that. Weekends everythings crowded, I hate crowded.

A couple of my friends rented a cabin at the beach for the weekend ( I know that sounds strange because I live in Hawaii) and invited me to go.. so I might take them up on that offer.

Things have been really boring lately. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

I had inventory Sunday night... we got out at 4am. They trapped us in the mall parking lot. Eventually I found a way out and made a wrong turn and ended up in Waikiki at 430am. I was so annoyed with myself I usually have a good sense of direction. I'm chalking it up to tiredness and lots of brain activity. I got home at 5:02 am.

We hired me an ASM today.. she starts next week. YAY!

I am totally looking forward to seeing 3 Doors Down July 5 at Bayfest.
I am super duper uber-excited about that.

I bought new Converse sneakers today. My old pair were so beat up they looked like they shouldve been owned by an 8th grade boy. I got some funky shoelaces to go with them. I'm a youngin at heart.

I've been a little homesick this week but otherwise that's been really it.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sex and the City

Go.. Run to your theater and watch it.

Saturday night was Parents Nights we were kid free.
The girls and I went out to see the Sex and the City movie.

It was awesome. There was only 2 of us that actually had watched the series but everyone enjoyed it. It was nice to go to a movie.

The last time I went to a movie Hubby was home on R&R.

Otherwise this week has been pretty uneventful.

I started to interview new ASMs to replace ASM2.
She finally moved back to Oregon.... I'm going to miss her.
So if anyone wants a job.... let me know.. I'm a cool boss.. I swear,lol.

Lastly... today we hit the 6 month mark.
6 months down
I so wish that was the half way point.... this sucks.

I can't believe he has been gone that long.

I guess it was because he was just here.