July 31, 2009

Christmas in July


1. I've been stuck in semi-annual planning meetings for the last two days. They fed me three times, so I can't complain.
2. A tornado hit close to home yesterday. A few businesses were destroyed. Some homes are missing roofs. Cars were turned over. Thankfully, no one was injured.
3. My camera, camera lenses and miscellaneous camera equipment came in today. (Merry Christmas to me!)
4. I'm anxious for the weekend so I can take pictures of anything and everything.
5. I can't believe it's almost August.

July 28, 2009

Open Letter to Us Weekly


Dear Us Weekly,

Why would you do this to our beloved RPattz? He's already ridiculed for having dirty hair and sloppy clothes. Couldn't you have found something a little less fugly for him to wear? Did the t-shirt have to have holes in it? No, it most certainly did not. Yes, he still looks gorgeous. Yes, we still love him. However, I am hating on you, Us Weekly. You're dumb.

July 27, 2009

Dooce certainly has a way with words.


If you don't read Dooce's blog, you're missing out on one of the best blogs ever. I want to share something from her latest entry. It struck me the second I read it. As we southern folk like to say, she hit the nail on the head.

"There is nothing in life that you can really compare to the pain of labor, NOTHING, so the "idea" of your threshold for pain is as useless as a piece of shit." -- Heather B. Armstrong

Amen!

July 25, 2009

5 TV Characters I Want To Be Friends With


Chandler Bing from Friends

Chandler can make me laugh when no one else can. If I hung out with him, I'd get to hang out with Monica, Rachel, Ross, Joey, and Phoebe. I'd never work, and would spend most of my time drinking coffee at Central Perk.


Eric Northman from True Blood

What can I say? He's tall, dead and handsome. Besides, every lady needs a vampire bodyguard these days.


Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls

I want to live in Stars Hollow, drink coffee with her in Luke's diner and listen to Rory talk about boys.


Alan Shore from Boston Legal

He's intelligent. He's pervy. He's a great debater. He looks smashing in a suit. He's sarcastic. He's funny. He's a true friend. He's honest. He has a great job. He's a bit of an ass. What's not to like?


Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City

She lives in the city. She has connections. She has fabulous friends. Mostly, I want to raid her closet.



I must give credit to The New Black for this post idea.

July 24, 2009

The Talk of Tinseltown // Thank You


It's Friday, so it's time for another round of celebrity gossip. Enjoy!

Brad Pitt, when interviewed by a German reporter, said he doesn't believe in God. I find it a bit ironic considering the number of fans who are thanking God every day for making him.

Thank you for my beautiful family.
Thank you for the food on our table.
Thank you for the roof over our heads.
Oh, and thank you for Brad Pitt. *heavenly high-five*



Gidget, the Taco Bell dog, passed away at the age of 15. I'm thinking about tacos for lunch. Anyone else?


Kiefer Sutherland will not face charges for drunkenly headbutting a fashion designer. I don't understand headbutting. I'm not condoning violence of any kind, but headbutting is dumb, people. You hurt yourself as much as the other person. Kick it old school. Throw a punch or kick 'em in the shins.

Reasons I Forgive Him:
1. He's so darn cute.
2. Jack Bauer could kick my ass.


The Naked Cowboy will be running for Mayor of New York City. When asked about his political aspirations, he promised to do "more with less". Can you say metaphor?


Famous shoemaker, Jimmy Choo, is set to design affordable shoes, handbags and women's clothing for H&M. The collection will launch this November in 200 H&M stores. We don't have an H&M in my town, but I will travel to buy affordable Jimmy Choo.

Two Words: Road Trip


Walter Cronkite, a legend in journalism, passed at the age of 92.

"And that's the way it is."



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July 23, 2009

Pretty in Pink










Notes:
The hat was a gift. I don't know where it came from.
Can you spot some baby teeth in the second picture? I can!
The last two were taken after a bath. She's wearing her fluffy giraffe robe.

Writer's Workshop // Giddy Up


What am I giddy about?

In a few short weeks, I will have enough money to buy this. I've been lusting after this camera for months and months. I can't wait. Seriously, I am so impatient. I want it now.

I'm also giddy for the release of New Moon. I was handling the wait pretty well until I saw the trailer on the big screen over the weekend. My obsession with Edward Cullen is now front and center in my mind again. True Blood will have to satisfy my needs until November 20.



For this week's Writer's Workshop prompts, link up with Mama Kat.

July 22, 2009

Back To It


I didn't work on Monday or Tuesday. I've got plenty to keep me busy now that I'm back so this will have to be short and sweet. There are pictures, but I haven't had time to edit them. I promise to share a few when I'm done. No, really. I promise!

Friday - We had dinner with my husband's parents and niece on Friday night for my father-in-law's birthday. We had BBQ Chicken Nachos. I had seconds.

Saturday - The Hero was at the fire station. The kids and I picked up a few necessities at Target. We also picked up the first Transformers movie on DVD for $10. We stayed indoors, watched Transformers at least 2 or 3 times and pretty much stayed in front of the tv all day. There was a SpongeBob SquarePants marathon on from Friday night until Sunday night. Nickelodeon, you can lay off the SpongeBob for a while. I recorded enough episodes to last us a few months.

Sunday - I took Little Man to the Pink Palace. My main reason for going was the dinosaur exhibit. I knew Little Man would love it. I was right. He was impressed. I was not. I had a free pass so I'll keep the complaining to a minimum. We also watched an IMAX film called Under the Sea. I bought Little Man some dinosaur rain boots in the gift shop. He loves them more than the trip itself. They were worth every overpriced penny. He hasn't taken them off since.

Monday - My mom and I spent the day with Little Man. We went to the zoo bright and early. We walked all over the zoo and saw as many animals as we could. Little Man's favorite is always the small indoor aquarium. He loves fish. After the zoo, we grabbed lunch at El Chico. After filling our bellies with delicious Mexican food, we hit up the Children's Museum. It was amazing. Little Man ran around and played for hours. They had a grocery store for little people, a disco room, a police car, a fire truck, a construction site, a reading room, an area for dress up, as well as many other games and activities for kids. He had so much fun. We'll definitely be going back.

Tuesday - My mom and I had lunch at Chili's and saw The Hangover. It was hilarious. I laughed until I cried several times. My poor mother snorted really loudly when all was quiet. I can't remember which part she was laughing at, but I nearly peed my pants laughing at her. Last night, my mom watched the kids so The Hero and I could see the new Harry Potter movie. I jumped on the Potter bandwagon late. I didn't start reading the books until the last one came out. I eventually read them all and caught up on the movies at home. This was our first time seeing one of them in the theatre. We loved it.

They showed the New Moon trailer before the Harry Potter movie. I squealed and squeezed The Hero's arm. I didn't feel so bad once I realized the girl in front of me was doing the exact same thing to her man. There were also a few yells coming from the front of the theatre.

Ladies, what did we do before vampires?

July 19, 2009

Random of the Day // Google Fun


Type your name and the word thinks into Google search and see what comes up. (Hotpants wouldn't cut it for this exercise, so I used my alias.)

Misty thinks George has a laser pointer.
Is that a laser pointer in your pocket or are you happy to see me?

Misty thinks she's done what she's been bred to do.
I procreated. My job is done.

Misty thinks whoever built her body screwed things on wrong.
This explains a lot.

Misty thinks going back to bed is the best idea!
Abso-freaking-lutely!

Misty thinks this Mexican soup might just be the world's greatest hangover food.
There's no way in hell I'm having Mexican soup when I'm hungover.
(This is apparently a popular search because it came up over and over again.)

Misty thinks it isn't fair.
Lindsay Lohan's latest film went straight to television. It isn't fair.

Misty thinks waking the pseudo-dinosaur is a bad idea.
I think waking any kind of dinosaur is a bad idea. This includes Barney.

Misty thinks tequila will taste more authentic in these rustic shots.
It sounds to me like somebody's had too much tequila already.

What do YOU think?

July 18, 2009

Currently // 4-Day Weekend


Current Book
I'm currently reading two books. The first book is about vampires. (Club Dead) The second book is about wizards. (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) I've already read all of the HP books, but couldn't resist reading them again.

Current Albums
the Wicked soundtrack
Leave This Town, Daughtry

Current Songs
Call Your Name, Daughtry
Crazy Possessive, Kaci Battaglia
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished, Wicked
It Don't Move Me, Peter Bjorn and John
The Thief & The Heartbreaker, Alberta Cross

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure
eating cheese dip & drinking a Coke

Current Drink
always Coca-Cola

Current Favorite Blog
my rambling thoughts

Current Wishlist
a new car
a new camera

Current Needs
a pedicure

Current Triumph
I'm completely caught up at work. (I said this the last time I did one of these, but it's true again.)

Current Favorite Film
Transformers: Rise of the Fallen

Current Celebrity Crush
Gerard Butler

Current Indulgence
4-day weekend

Current Outfit
my husband's shorts & a t-shirt

Current Banes of My Existence
laundry & toys

Current Excitement
I don't have to go to work until Wednesday.

Current Mood
relaxed

Current Picture

July 17, 2009

The Talk of Tinseltown // Breakups


I think I only have one male follower so this picture is for him. (Hey, you over there... the tall one!) It's not really news, but Holly Madison has a 2010 calendar coming out. Do you think the photographer noticed her bikini bottom? It's about 3 sizes too small. If you're wanting to show off some skin, go with a thong. I personally think it looks stupid to have that much crack showing without being naked.


Mischa Barton was involuntarily placed on a 5150. If you're not familiar with the term, it basically means you've gone batshit crazy. All kidding aside, she's either a threat to herself or to others. I think she's heading down the same path as Lindsay Lohan, minus the lesbian catfights.


Tony Romo dumped Jessica Simpson the day before her birthday because he found text messages from John Mayer in her phone. Tony has since been drowning his sorrows in alcohol because he wants her back. I think Tony should focus on football. I think Jessica should find a new hobby because singing just isn't her thing. I'm trying to think of something for John Mayer to do.


Amy Winehouse is single and ready to mingle. Her divorce from Blaaaaake, as she so affectionately called him, was finalized this week. I feel for her. It's going to be hard replacing this piece of meat.

I know! I know! John Mayer and Amy Winehouse can write a song together. That should keep them busy for at least a week or two.


Janet Jackson is also newly single. I think she needs to become friends with Jennifer Aniston. They can go speed dating and sign up for eHarmony.


Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl have a new movie, The Ugly Truth, coming out next Friday. This may or may not be news to you. I simply wanted an excuse to post this picture. She's gorgeous. He's hot. The end.



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July 10, 2009

The Talk of Tinseltown // Undergarments


It's been a slow week for celebrity news once you get past the Michael Jackson media circus. I had to dig deep for the content of this post. You'll see what I mean when you come to the end.

Emma Watson accidentally flashed her panties at the premiere of the latest Harry Potter film. She told David Letterman, "At least I was wearing underwear!" Emma gets two thumbs up for covering her assets.


Britney Spears dyed her hair, took her sons to the Eiffel Tower and forgot to wear a bra again.


Kim Kardashian put on a lot of makeup, showed up to an event and blew bubbles. If you make a sex tape and have one semi-famous parent, you too can be famous.


Lady Gaga modeled clothes from the Planet Szorf.


Zac Efron cut his hair.


Halle Berry's baby daddy, Gabriel, took their little girl swimming. You're welcome.


The Talk of Tinseltown was brought to you today by...


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July 09, 2009

Summer's Heating Up


Big Brother premieres tonight. It's coming on in ten minutes to be exact. I can't wait. It's my favorite trashy reality show. Do any of you watch?

July 03, 2009

I love 3-day weekends. Don't you?


I had the day off on Wednesday. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to spend it reading, relaxing or sleeping. I had two doctor's appointments. Little Man and I both suffered through extensive allergy testing. In a nutshell, we're allergic to dust and everything outside. (trees, grass, pollen) I'll be on Singulair and a nasal antihistamine. Little Man will take Singulair along with his Zyrtec. I will start getting allergy shots next week. He will only need them if his meds don't work. I can already tell a difference with him even though it's only been 4 days. I might notice a difference when I actually start squirting this nasty stuff up my nose.

Later in the day, I got a cavity filled. It was quick and painless.




Last night's concert was great. I never got to see New Kids On The Block as a kid, so this was my last chance. The guys put on a fantastic show. I didn't have my camera because I was worried they would take it from me. I took two crappy pics with my phone. I also have a few video clips. I'll go through those and see if any of them are worth posting. My friends had their cameras though. I'll share some of their pics as soon as I get a look at them.




We're going to a fireworks show tonight. I'm heading to the store now to pick up a few necessities and some lawn chairs. I'm also going to try and find a hat for Little Bit. We don't have any plans for tomorrow, but that could change at a moment's notice.

July 02, 2009

It might as well be Friday.


The office is closed tomorrow. They let us leave at 3:00 today. This gave me plenty of time to run by the mall for a new shirt. I spray tanned. My hairs are straightened. My face is painted. My lips are glossed. My jeans are in the dryer. I'm almost ready for my night with...

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!