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Friday, February 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Sister



Happy birthday to the best sister a girl could ask for! She's a bit of a crabby/messy roommate sometimes, but I love her anyways! Hope this year is your best one yet!!! Love you!
Saturday, February 14, 2009

Super-sized Get 'Em Home!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

In honor of 2 of my most favorite people, I am stealing my mother's idea, and presenting you with a super-sized edition of the Get 'Em Home campaign... So without further ado, 25 (more) reasons why Cara and Tony should move their asses back!

1. You could see the likes of Blondie and Regis Philbin at Quest in the next couple of months... not to mention the cheap gambling so close to home of course.

2. There are no biting fish (that I'm aware of, and belive me I would know) in Lake Coeur d'Alene or Hayden. This is as opposed to effing Lake Anna.

3. Spokane doesn't have a dog park (yet), but this means no mean townies trying to kick our dogs out for sneaking in.

4. you could watch Zags games BEFORE midnight, thus getting to bed at a normal hour and not being tired at work the next day. Cuz East Coast Time is stupid.

5. You could also watch the Zags live more than once every few years. Because the last time we went to a game to see them at UVA, it was quite possibly the worst game ever played. And that memory should be erased.

6. If you lived with me, I'd make you dinner pretty frequently. And unlike Seeph and Gummy, i know how to cook more than steak and noodles.

7. i miss the snarky comments on anything and everything.

8. We have CarQuest stores here, too, you know. And i'm sure any one of them would hire you idiots in a heartbeat.

9. red vines. oh boy oberto. zips. the PI. etc etc.

10. cigarettes are a lot more expensive here, which would maybe entice you to actually quit smoking.

11. we have Hoopfest and Bloomsday and Art on the Green. Fredericksburg has nothing.

12. i don't actually know if #11 is true.

13. because who knows how long all our grandparents will be around, and you guys haven't seen any of them in years.

14. you are missing Hadley, Maddie, Tate, Logan, Liam, Alex, Riveria and Mikey grow up. It is happening so fast.

15. all of your friends are here, and if you were too maybe you'd actually see them once in a while.

16. hawaii is so much better than the bahamas, and so much closer to the west coast

17. because our 4 seasons are normal, and it doesn't go from 80 to -10 degrees in the span of a week here

18. your mother misses you so much (note the heavy guilt-card being played here)

19. because you are 31 and 26 years old and still living with your father... if you were here, you could live with me for free and it wouldn't be quite so sad ;)

20. because in all the time they've been married, Seeph and Gummy have never gotten to live alone, which doesn't seem very fair

21. i want my dogs back. you two work way too many hours to properly enjoy them.

22. i miss spending holidays with ALL of my family, it is so not the same when you aren't around.

23. maybe the Mariners will get good again if you come home? the timing seems to correspond to when you left... sort of.

24. #23 may be wishful thinking, but you never know.

25. i'm afraid if you don't come home soon, you never will. and that kills me.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

for you non-facebookers out there...


The '25 Things' list is all the rage right now. Seriously all the cool kids are doing it. And I have nothing better to blog about. Here is mine.

1) I absolutely love my job. I am an Oncology Nurse and totally adore working with cancer patients in any way. I love the hospital side, because patients come in being incredibly sick and most of the time I get to make them feel better and send them home... and sometimes they die but if I can make that sad part of life into a positive/comfortable experience then that is very fulfilling as well. Currently I am working in a clinic, where I give chemotherapy all day - and I enjoy this part of things as well, because people come in very nervous and scared but we get to help them fight the crappy disease they have. Plus I hate being bored at work, and most of the time my job lets me use my brain and employ a lot of critical thinking.

2) My best friends in the world are my siblings - my two older sisters Pia and Cara and my younger brother Tony. I never laugh more than when we are all together.

3) I absolutely hate that Cara and Tony live all the way across the country with no plans of coming home any time soon. I miss seeing them every day and hearing their crazy stories. We don't get to see eachother nearly enough.

4) I have 2 dogs, Wally and Lola, that I got with my bro/sis back when we lived together. They are the effing cutest and craziest dogs ever and I miss them more than I miss my siblings (they also live in VA). In fact, for Christmas Cara sent me ornaments she'd made with the dogs' paw prints on them, and it was hands down the best present I got this year.

5) The past 2 summers I have gotten to work at Camp Cross on Lake Coeur d'Alene, and it was the most fun and also the most draining thing I've ever done. This is definitely my favorite place to be on the face of the earth. I think if I was a millionaire, I would just work at Camp for free for the rest of my life. :)

6) I once laughed until lemonade came out my nose. Not pleasant. That was in 6th grade on a class trip to Silverwood.

7) I have lived in 4 states (Washington, Idaho, California and Virginia) - WA is by far my favorite.

8) I went to 4 different colleges. I do not recommend this. Pick one and stick with it.

9) My favorite candy is Red Vines. Sadly, Red Vines are difficult to find on the east coast, people there prefer Twizzlers for reasons I will never, ever understand.

10) My family loves to come up with nicknames for absolutely everyone and everything. I can think of at least 8 just for myself that I answer to.

11) If my family gives you a nickname, you are in.

12) My biggest fear in this world is sea creatures. They horrify and terrify me. I am not afraid of being eaten, it is more that I think they are disgusting and am incredibly afraid that one might swim up next to me and touch me. Also they are enormous and I don't like that either.

13) I have driven cross-country twice.

14) On my last trip, when my mom and I were in South Dakota, our car was surrounded by a herd of buffalo in the middle of nowhere in the dark. It was intimidating but pretty awesome too.

15) I love to play blackjack.

16) I went to horse camp once. It was awesome. Not sure why I never went back.

17) I hate talking on the phone.

18) The only reason I even like my cell phone is because I can get on the internet with it.

19) I moved back the the northwest because I wanted to experience 4 seasons again... Now it is barely February and I am so sick of winter and dirty snow, and am wondering why I'm not living somewhere warm.

20) I absolutely love playing and watching sports. My favorite to play are tennis, golf, volleyball and soccer. My favorite to watch are college basketball and the Olympics.

21) I know how to knit, but am a terrible project finisher. I get bored easily, mainly because I choose projects that are tedious and too easy. I have only finished a couple of hats, a scarf and a Christmas stocking. Yarn is expensive, so this is really stupid of me.

22) I love to read. Love it.

23) I think I lived with my 83 year old grandmother for too long, because I have to watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune every night.

24) My absolute all-time favorite show ever is "The Office." I never ever miss it, and have watched each episode at least 3 times if not more.

25) Ricky Gervais may be the funniest person alive. If you have never listened to his podcasts, you should - it is one of life's great joys.