Sunday, September 06, 2009

Funny Stuff

I was just looking at my gmail account and noticed some email from 2004. I was reading through some of them and along with old comments I noticed someone thanking me for a gmail account invitation. You guys remember when you had to be given an invitation to get a gmail email account? Ha, ha, wow, that was a long time ago. I had completely forgotten about that!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Depeche Mode

The Depeche Mode concert was ok. I really, really need to stop going to concerts from bands of the 80s. There is just one basic problem I think...In my mind those 80s bands stopped making music once I stopped listening to them, so, Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993) was pretty much the last record I remember from Depeche Mode. Without me noticing they went on to record a million other records that pretty much left me only knowing around 8 songs at the concert. A concert that I bought reserved tickets to because I thought I was actually going to know all the songs...crap!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

George Strait

Had a wonderful time at the George Strait concert last night. We actually did not leave the house until 7:15pm and made it to Reliant Stadium to hear a couple of songs from Sugarland. We got there so late that we did not have to pay the $30 parking fee! Score!! Anyway, George Strait was great.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Coldplay

Went to see Coldplay last night at The Woodlands Pavilion. I must say that eventhough I am not a Coldplay fan their concert was pretty good. They did a Michael Jackson cover that was pretty awesome. After the concert we headed to Baker Street for some drinks. Yeap, bad idea!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Religion

On the way to my mom's house Baby Girl noticed three men riding bikes with white button up shirts and neckties, she asked me what they were doing on the street. I tell her that they are Mormons and that they go around door-to-door spreading the word. She asks me what a Mormon is, I tell her it's a religion...then she says, "what kind of religion would want you to get run over by a car? that is weird!" I guess I can scratch Mormon off the list of religions that she might be interested in when she grows up.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The kids have been asking for a puppy for a while now. This morning Baby Girl was looking at pictures of little puppies and she says "This is exactly what I want". The puppy is all furry and super cute. I say, "well, that puppy grows up to be gross and poop all over my house!" She says,"when it gets older and it stops being cute we can just sell it or give it away". I am sure glad her rules don't apply to children!!

Friday, July 03, 2009

The Real Cost of Birthdays!!

My daughter found the Tiffany catalog and started picking out stuff she wants for her bday. She found a cute necklace and said "It is only $250 dollars". I said fine, you either get the necklace or a party. She said "forget it, I'll take the party". Darn it!!! I would of bought her the necklace in a heartbeat, she wants a Sweet and Sassy party followed by a sleepover. Her friends are sassy and NOT sweet.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Back Porch Pub


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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

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Bring it Universe!!

The universe has a way of balancing itself out...my 21 month old tells me (by grunting) that he needs to go potty. I walk with him, take his diaper off, and sit him on the big potty. He does not go, but when he is "finished" he puts the toilet lid down and flushes. I am so owed this!!! My second son was almost 4 (2 months shy) before he was potty trained! He cried hysterically if I was near the bathroom with him!!
I think i just jinxed myself, but had to share!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

They Do Listen!!

The Sequel yells "Mom!! Baby Girl just said a bad word". What did she say? I ask him. "She said, stupid". Baby Girl comes running in and says "I said it to a non-living thing, non-living mom!". I find it funny because I have made that argument also. Tear, tear, those kids are listening.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Worker Bee....Not!!!

Funny thing - This morning I told Baby Girl that I would pay her $4 an hour to work for me. She asked if she would be paid daily. I told her that I would pay her every Friday for the week worked. She asked if I could drive her to Toys R Us after I pay her. I said, sure! Anyway, I told her to keep track of her hours, sign in and out that type of thing. Anyway, she told me that she was taking of from work today. I told her that she had not even started working and how could she take the day off? She said that I had just told her today and that she was not ready. She also asked me if she could take breaks if her friends came over...wth?!! What kind of worker am I raising here?!!
She has yet to start working...sigh!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

At Miller Outdoor Theatre enjoying Aladdin with the kiddos and TUTS' Leading Ladies. This is the bilingual version of the play.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Officially Off for the Summer!!

I am officially off for the summer!! Yay me!! For the next 65 days I am available for birthdays, happy hours, bat/bar mitzvahs, concerts, carnivals, communions, quinceaneras, graduations, and ALL types of celebrations. I am also available for lunch and dinner during the week, space is limited (I do only have 65 days!), so make your reservations now. Hope to see you all soon!!!!

I just noticed that I did not blog at all in May. I need to update you guys on my birthday party and other fun activities that took place during that month, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Job

I finally got the call today. The lady on the other end said that I needed to go by Human Resources and fill out the paperwork. I told her that I had been getting kind of worried since I actually got hired 8 days ago and had gotten an email about getting fingerprinted, but had yet to hear from Human Resources. Anyway, she asked me when I could go in. I said, right away, of course!

I print out all the paperwork (a whole 25 pages) and fill them in before heading to sign on the dotted line. Everything is going fine until she tells me that she needs to contact the High School to see when they want my starting day to be. She asks me if I have a preference on when I want to start. There I go thinking of all the million and one things I need to get done like, nails, hair, and school clothes shopping, and tell her that this coming Monday (April 20) would be fine. Anyway she gets on the phone and tells me that the Assistant Principal wants me to start tomorrow, Wednesday (April 15). I kind of choked a little bit on my spit…WHAT??? Didn’t they read my thoughts? I said I still needed to do my nails, hair, and shop for school clothes, PLUS figuring out how my daughter is going to get to school since I need to be at the high school at 7am.

I left the HR building and drove a town over to give them my fingerprints. I hope nothing comes back negative now since I am not going anywhere, they are going to have to call the National Guard to remove me from my new job! While driving I had to cancel my noon hair appointment on Friday and change it to a time I can actually manage. I also had to call the nail place and hope that they could squeeze me in today. I drove to the mall and did some last minute, super fast, shopping, and actually managed to find a really cute shirt to wear tomorrow.

I am super nervous about the new job. I tend to get panic attacks before meeting new people and tend to stutter when I am nervous…yeap, it is going to be an interesting day!! By the way, in case you all were wondering…I am a Library Asst. at a High School.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

We Are Off To See The Wizard

On Sunday we went to the Hobby Center to see The Wizard of Oz. I thought my daughter would be a little more excited to see The Wizard since we are die hard Wicked fans, but that was not the case. Baby Girl kept saying that she had already seen the movie and that she had not liked it all that much...what? It is the front-end, pre-sequel, to Wicked!! Blasphemy!!

Our tickets sucked. We were all the way up in the peanut gallery section, well, I would say past the peanut gallery section. Since the husband and I are unemployed we decided to save some cash by sitting next to the people wearing sports jerseys and baseball caps. Some of them even had CROCS!!! Who goes to the theatre with Crocs??!!

Anyway, the play was ok. The doggie, Toto, did an amazing job. The music was good and the acting commendable. Overall I give it one thumb up! The play however got me super excited about seeing Wicked this summer in Austin. I can't wait.




Monday, March 30, 2009

My Ghetto Daughter

My daughter will kill me today! We are looking at twirling outfits for competition...I want elegant and classy, she wants Rainbow Brite meets a bag of Skittles topped with "sparkles and lots of colorful gems". Yay me!!
I don't know where this girl gets it from. If the piece of clothing has sparkles, rhinestones, glitter, or butterflies she is all over it. She is not my daughter! I try to take her to the nice stores, I take her to Ralph Lauren and say, you can have anything you want, she just looks at me and says, no, thanks! She is a lover of that place they call Justice. I was a frienemy of Limited Too, they had some nice stuff mixed in with the overpriced Hanna Montana and Jonas Brother t-shirts. Since LT is gone, I am stuck with Justice. Great!
Aside from my hatred of anything she pics, she does make me laugh inside a little. She sounds so mature at explaining to me how she is the one wearing clothes and how I need to understand that we both have different tastes. Then of course I have to remind her that I am the one paying for the clothes!
I do compromise some, but dread the day that she gets a part-time job just to pay for her own clothing.
Sigh!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

What are Those?

Just tried to explain to my 4 yo the difference between man's nipples and woman's breasts while by 7 yo daughter chimed in. I think he is more confused now!
Ha, ha, and all this while I was changing. He pulled up his shirt and started touching his nipples and asked me what they were called, then asked me what mine are called. Then Baby Girl came in and told us that I had the biggest ones! Then my confused 4 yo said that no! daddy had the biggest ones. Those kids make me chuckle.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Peanut Butter!!

My son's (The Sequel) favorite sandwich is turkey, cheese, and peanut butter!! NO BREAD. I don't know about you guys, but that sound gross to me. I happily make it for him, since he is really picky and doesn't eat well most of the time. It does roll neatly into a roll which makes it easier for him to handle and eat, so that is nice. Peanut butter!! peanut butter!! Really?!!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Summer of Concerts!

This summer is shaping up to be one of music. The Woodlands Pavilions has a great music line up this year. I am going to Coldplay in July and I just got my pre-sale tickets for Depeche Mode in August!! I am super excited. I also want to go to Def Leppard, so if anyone has an extra ticket and need a cute girl friend ;) to go with please let me know OR if you have a ticket(s) for sale also let me know. Yay me!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Up Way Too Early!

Facebook Status -> Chica is kicking herself! What possessed me to sign up to chair Donuts with Dad? I need to be picking up the donuts at 5am. I will have drool and pillow case marks!
The event was a lot of fun and a HUGE success. The only minor problem was that Wal-Mart did not have my milk and juice ready to go when I got there, so I had to wait around until they got everything together. The bakery dept. did have all 70 Dozen of my donuts ready.
The volunteers were amazing and the parent's great. It was really a great time.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Spanking Illegal??

My French comrade tells me that spanking will become ILLEGAL in France. I am not one to hastily spank, but illegal? It is necessary sometimes. Opinions??

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Go Diego!

Facebook Status - "It seems that The Sequel has changed Baby Girl's name to Alicia. I am going to have to limit his "Go Diego Go" watching". Not only that but he keeps yelling "there's animals in trouble". Too funny, or is it?

Friday, February 06, 2009

Interview

I had an interview today. I am only looking for a temporary position, one that I can have for 3 to 4 months, you know, nothing too formal, just some data entry, phone, well, general secretarial work, or take over for a maternity leave; but you would have thought that I was applying to become an astronaut or something. I was at the place for almost three hours!!! I was about to run out of there screaming. Cheez. How hard is it for a girl to get a job nowadays?!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Happy Groundhog Day!

Facebook Status - "Chica is wondering how accurate is this whole groundhog business...six more weeks of winter...booo!!!" I already had to go tan this weekend. I was starting to look pasty. Six more weeks...yuck.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rock Band

Facebook Status - "The Sequel wants to "play" Rock Band. He is on Elmo guitar, The Last Episode is on drums, Baby Girl is on keyboard, so I guess I will rock out some Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star".
The Sequel is dragging the old Fender out, so I guess I am on acoustic and vocals. The funny thing is that Baby Girl keeps running away and The Sequel keeps yelling at her to come back and "rock with us". Ha, ha, I have no idea where TS gets his rocker moves. He dances and play the guitar like a rock star. He is too funny!

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Sequel Enjoying the Pool...Today!!


The water is freezing, but for some reason my son thinks today is perfect pool weather. Then he tried to convince all of us to get in...crazy kid!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Awesome Day!

After my interview, which I think went pretty well, after all, it was my first in ten years, I headed to Tootsie's to be fitted for the dress I will wear to the TUTS (Theater Under the Stars) event on Tuesday. The TUTS event called "Elle of an Event!" will benefit the TUTS’ Education & Community Outreach programs. Yay!!

These are some of the dresses I tried on...





Ohh, by the way, I should hear something back from the interview on Friday. I will keep you all posted.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Chica is getting ready for the first job interview in almost 10 years!!

The last time I went on a job interview was 1999. I worked for (company name) for a little over 7 years. I have done my own thing for 2. I am a little nervous, but excited at the same time. It is a temporary position, I will be cover someones maternity leave. I think it would be a good opportunity to get my feet wet and or at least practice my interview skills!!
I will be wearing my CD suit and who can resist a suit like that? So I might get the position on the suit alone ;)
Ok, guys wish me luck or at least keep your fingers crossed in that I don't make a gigantic fool of myself.
The most exciting part is that after the interview I get to go to Tootsie's and pick out two, yes two, dresses that I will be modeling on the following week!! I get to have a fitting and have them altered.
So, if I totally suck at least I will have that to pump me up!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Burning Down the House

Facebook Status - "The kids woke me up with breakfast in bed. Baby Girl made scrambled eggs, then I slowly realized that she had the stove on! Her excuse, The Sequel(3.5) helped her!" Ha, ha, since I was still kinda waking up when she barged into my bedroom to give the breakfast, it took me a while to realize that she actually have had to turn the stove on to cook the eggs. It was like a slow moving clock, my brain in the morning works that way. Anyway, by the time I got to the eggs they were a bit too cold.
Ok, and this is from a girl that for some reason needs some help getting dressed all the time!
I applaud her efforts and independence, but had to talk to her about the dangers of turning the stove on, especially with a little brother around.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Karaoke Anyone??

The night started harmlessly enough with The Foundations' - Build Me Up Buttercup, from there it moved to some Miley Cyrus and Amy Winehouse. The night ended very naughtily with my performance of The Divynils - I Touch Myself. The funny thing was that the song was queued twice, so people got to see my awesome performance two times!


Happiness is...

Facebook Status - "Things that make me truly happy: taking a walk on a clear night and actually being able to see planets and dozens of constellations...ahhh, true happiness." I love the sky. I have always felt a connection. When I was little, my family, would make the hour drive back home from Panama to Colon, Panama, usually late on a Sunday night. I remember that the sky was always clear, the moon bright, and I would rest my head on the back window and look up at the sky. For some reason the sky has always made me feel safe and incredibly happy!

I Am Funny Like That

Facebook Status - "Chica is laughing! Harrison spilled a drink at a restaurant, we clean it up, and then I turn around and spill my drink...the good thing is that it mostly landed on me." Cheez, the kids were going a little crazy and I was trying to get everyone situated, after everything had calmed down and I was going to start enjoying myself, I spill my drink! A mom's job is never done!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Day at The Park


Friday, January 16, 2009

Spazmatics Night

Thursday was the first Thursday in forever that I was able to go out. I NEVER go out on Thursday, because the kids go to school on Friday and I really don't know how much fun I would be if I need to get up early! Anyway, because of a teacher work day (We had six days off because of Ike, I don't know what they are thinking, but that is another post all together) the kids had off Friday and I was finally able to enjoy myself on a Thursday Night.

To celebrate I decided to take my friend up on his offer to take me to see a band called The Spazmatics that plays at Sammy's, but only on Thursday night! The Spazmatics is an 80's cover band...they are amazing. The night was so much fun! I highly recommend them.





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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Spring Awakening

I was so excited about this, not only was I going to see a musical, which all of you guys know I love, but I was going to see Spring Awakening the winner of eight, yes 8!, Tony Awards, AND I was going to be seating ON STAGE!!

Now, I have been to smaller community theaters, like Stages, where the action happens right on you, but I was at the HOBBY CENTER, a massive 2,650 seat theatre, so I was super excited to be “literally” a part of the event.

The show was fantastic, the music contemporary, and the actors amazing. Spring Awakening is a coming of age story, set at the turn of the century, when defiance was not tolerated and sexual awareness was punishable. There is nudity involved, but it is tastefully done and within the context of the story. The only downer is the sad ending; I guess it watches the mood of the era. It completely contrasts the high energy and excitement of the first act. Overall, it was an amazing show and I highly recommend it.

My experience on the front row of the stage seating is indescribable, but I will try. I love the theatre and to be able to be so close and see the actors expressions, movements, and to see how it all flows and comes together from a different perspective was pretty much a dream come true. Something I will never forget.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

16 Random Things About Me

I was tagged on Facebook and thought that it would be a good idea to post my results on the blog.

Arrgghhh, ok, I was tagged by my dear friend Phil. Now, you guys know that I do not like doing this type of thing, after all I am a very private person, but it was requested by Mr. (last name), so here I go. If you were tag just do it, I did it!!!

Things you might not know about me…

1. I am an extremely shy person.

2. I don’t know how to swim and it does not bother me.

3. I love the beach.

4. I have a large collection of vintage Fisher Price toys and Metal Lunchboxes.

5. I wish I was more driven.

6. I dance at home by myself.

7. I sing at home by myself and I actually think I sound good.

8. I have had way too many jobs - I like that though, I have met amazing people throughout my life.

9. I started working when I was 14. I have been out of the workforce for the past 2 years and I am itching.

10. During my “woman can do anything” stage, I took a job as a stocker at Kroger. I had to be there at 3am. I was the only girl there. Woman power!!

11. I often worked two jobs.

12. I have been mugged twice and only two weeks apart.

13. I only know ONE joke.

14. I use the f word way too frequently.

15. I do not ride roller coasters.

16. I love the quote – “If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new" by Voltaire, because I think it describes how life should be viewed overall. If something does suck, well, at least it is a new experience!!

Friday, January 02, 2009

Amazing Day

It January 2nd and it is around 78 degrees! I love it.