Monday, October 27, 2008

Mini Vacation :)

I had a great weekend. We left Saturday morning and headed straight to the Milwaukee Museum. We wandered for most of the day, and hit the planetarium before we left for a showing of "Spooky Skies". We didn't know what it was going to be, and it ended up being a show meant for little kids. Very hilarious. I kind of wish we would have gone to Titanic at the imax instead, but oh well. Then we headed to Waukesha to check into our hotel room. The outside of the hotel was shall I say this...refurbished? Sure. The hotel was really crappy because of that, but our room was nice. I treated us to a jacuzzi suite, so needless to say I spent the night soaking. It was great. We ate at some local bar and grill type place. It was good. I think we fell asleep before 9pm. 

Sunday we woke up, ate some breakfast, and got out of there. We hit a few stores before we left town and I bought a couple of things. We drove to Elgin and checked into our hotel there at about 3pm. It was VERY nice! It was a brand new hotel surrounded by restaurants. We ate at this place called "Sammie's" and it basically sold ballpark food and so much more. But it was really good. We took our time getting ready and Ian's friend, Adam, and his girlfriend picked us up at around 6:45 and we headed towards Chicago. Unfortunately, there was a lot of traffic and we made it to the show JUST as David Byrne and co. were getting on stage. Good thing it was at an opera house and we had assigned seating! What a show!! From what I could tell, there were not many young people there. Most of the audience was middle aged. However, most of the songs caused a majority of the audience to jump to their feet and dance. People were literally running up and down the aisles fist pumping and jumping around. It was crazy. It even seemed like a requirement that if you were to get up to go out to the lobby, you had to fist pump your way to the back of the place? I laughed a lot. David Byrne has still got it. He has a ton of energy and his voice is undeniably still very strong. I had a good time and I think we got four encores? One of which was "Burning Down the House" in which the house lights were on so I could see all of the middle-aged to old people dancing in all of their glory. After they burned down the house, we even still got a couple of more songs, which clearly seems impossible, but apparently it was not. We got back to the hotel before midnight and were pooped. Went to bed shortly after and woke up, ate breakfast, and left. 

We drove all the way back to Madison, and I stopped at the Halloween store to pick up some costume supplies. I wanted to get something that I could wear to work, but didn't find anything I liked enough. However, I did get a Charlie Chaplin mustache and hat for fun and also picked up a Harry Potter scarf and glasses so that I have something to wear to the theater when the movie comes out next year. (Yes, I am dressing up). Finally, we were home. We think Spirit may have gone on a hunger strike while we were gone. She barely touched her food and water and her litter box was relatively clean. It kind of worried us, but she seemed so happy after we played with her for awhile. Eventually she inhaled some food and water and has been napping all afternoon. She even laid on me while I laid on the couch and napped, which never happens. Guess she really missed me. She didn't even put up much of a fuss when I put her Halloween costume on her. Hehehe.

Well, I am going to fill the dishwasher, shower and go to bed. I'm pretty tired. I am so glad that I took vacation today and tomorrow. In the morning I am going to the DMV to finally get my Wisconsin license. I figure I'd better do that before I try to vote next week. Otherwise, I just want to be lazy. Today was also a very lazy day. I love it. And I think I can handle the three-day work week when Wednesday comes around. I think before I do anything, I'm going to go spoil my cat some more. :) Here are some pictures from the weekend:

Spirit and me before we left on Saturday.

Ian and Spirit



An elephant.

Some lions and baby lions.

A REAL mummy.

Its sarcophagus.

A cat sarcophagus (I think).

The prayers written on the outside of the mummy's sarcophagus.

Is that Spirit in a tree?

Shrunken heads.

I want to own this.

Les Paul Parkway

Ian and I before we left for the David Byrne concert.

Tried to get a decent picture of the Chicago skyline at night, but failed.

First snow! (Yay and boo at the same time)

"Get this thing off of me!" Haha

Friday, October 24, 2008


It is the weekend. Today was STRESSFUL. There are a few things more that I wish I could have gotten to at work, but overall I kicked butt and got a crapload of stuff done. Now I can relax and have fun for the next four days.

Ian bought Spirit a toy ferret yesterday. She loves it. She slams it to the ground and kicks it over and over and over with her back feet. It's so cute.

I think we are leaving early tomorrow. I'm glad because I want to make the most out of my day. I am going to start the laundry and do some packing tonight. Might even clean a little (ha!). Ciao.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Thank you, lifesavers, for saving my life every day. If it wasn't for you, I would surely perish during the long and grueling hours of pumping out t-shirt designs like there is no tomorrow.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Weekend of Fun!

This past weekend was a lot of fun. My mom & sister visited and we had a weekend of awesomely fantastic shopping. I got a lot of good stuff and a lot of supplies so I can start learning how to be crafty! Can't wait! I just wish I had more time to practice! I'm going to spend the rest of tonight watching tv, relaxing, and crocheting!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I Can't Sleep...So I Stay Up All Night And Watch Old Episodes Of Real Time With Bill Maher!

Chris Rock: "Sometimes I think Obama actually thinks that having the most votes is going to mean something, you know? They'll change it all. They'll look him dead in the face and go, "Hey, man, you got the most votes. Too bad you lost! We used to count we count bacon!"

Bill Maher: "In all fairness, there's no one whiter than Al Gore and they said that to him."


Bill Maher: "I've been listening to financial experts lately, and, no offense as a financial expert, but it seems like they don't know what's going on."

Paul Krugman (Columnist, NY Times): "Right, well look, anybody who knew what was going on would have been in a bomb shelter by now. This is panicking now. I was looking at the numbers on Wednesday, and I thought, well, the world was coming to an end. Apparently the people at the treasury department thought the same thing. This was the worst thing I've ever seen.


Bill Maher: It does seem that the country that is so afraid of socialism now is getting a lot of socialism, but we're getting only the bad parts of socialism. Like, Sweden has socialism, but they also have universal health care and everybody goes to college and they'll do your laundry for you like they do on the Michael Moore movie. It seems like we are getting only the shitty parts of socialism.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


The Brewers stink. Baseball stinks. Boo.

This week is dragging on and on and on.

I am so obsessed with politics lately.

I went to my follow-up contact lens appointment today. Turns out, my problem was that I don't blink enough and I need to buy fake tears.

I finally ordered my shirts today. They are so cheap! I need to design more things.

My cat is THE CUTEST.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Brew Crew

They are still alive!! But will they be able to win today with Suppan pitching? We shall see!! This girl will definately be watching!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Are you asking this question to me as me or me as a worm?

I have a few points I would like to talk about in this blog:

I watched the VP debate the other night and was disgusted, of course. Palin is so incredibly stupid. She walked out there with an agenda of things she was supposed to say and facts she was supposed to spew. She avoided the softball questions that were given to her, and wasn't challenged AT ALL with any follow up questions. This woman could be the next vice president, possibly PRESIDENT of this country, and the media is treating her like a spoiled and helpless child. Everyone claims she did better than is not hard to do better than expected when you are EXPECTED to make a fool of yourself. Joe Biden I thought did well, but of course he would do well. He's been in this business long enough and he knows what he is talking about. Anyway, here is a video I need to post on my blog because it is important. Matt Gonzalez is Ralph Nader's running mate in this upcoming election. I did not know anything about him before Ralph invited him to be his running mate, but the more I learn the more I like. He gives exceptional speeches and is really, really smart. 

Also, speaking of politics, I am not going to say much about the Bailout Bill or "rescue bill" whatever you want to call it. I do not agree with it. My feelings on it are pretty much the same as Congressman Dennis Kucinich's thoughts. Here is a speech he gave the morning it was passed in Congress:

"We have come a great distance in seventy-five years; from the New Deal to the Raw Deal, from having nothing to fear but fear itself, to being afraid of everything. We traded democracy's warm heart containing the ideals of faith, fairness and frugality, for the greedy, cold calculations of the Dow Jones ticker. The New Deal saved free market capitalism with jobs and regulation; now both sink in the swamp of speculation, manipulation and capitulation. The Golden Rule of 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you,' is submerged by the rule of gold, 'do unto others before they do unto you.' Some people will ask of this Congress, what were we thinking? Why did we give $700 billion bailout to Wall Street without fixing what caused the problem in the first place? Why did we rig the free markets for security fraudsters? Why didn't we explore alternatives to let Wall Street solve its own problems? Why didn't we have money save millions of homeowners, create millions of jobs, and a green economy? Why didn't we stop the speculators? Why wasn't there accountability? Why didn't we take time to make an intelligent decision?

Why? Why? Why?"

That is all I am going to write about on that, since it is done and over with. Blegh.

Another thing I wanted to write about is that I saw the movie Religulous last night. It was supposed to be "offensive" or whatever, which I didn't think it was at all. It was a humorous movie poking fun at religion, which if you think about it...all religions ARE a little bit strange. 

I am pretty excited about seeing the movie W. It's a movie about George W. Bush's life. I am not sure if I will actually like that one, but it will be interesting. That man is such a joke anyway.

Today we decided to drive downtown and walk around State Street. We didn't realize there was a Badger game today and it was PACKED down there. The farmer's market was still open when we got there, so that was pretty neat. We got to walk through a lot of little shops as well. I didn't buy anything, but it was nice to look. Oh, before we headed downtown we ate at a little Mexican restaurant called Pedros. I am always a little skeptical about mexican restaurants and mexican food in general, but it was good. Before we headed home, we stopped at a petstore called Animalmart. Unfortunately and fortunately there were cats and puppies there. I wanted them all!! I am seriously considering getting a second cat. If I really decide to do this, I will have to read up on how Spirit might deal with this. She doesn't seem to like other cats and is really quite stuck up. But I think that might just be how cats are, and if not I'm sure Spirit isn't the only unfriendly cat to be forced to live with another cat. We will deal with that when the time comes, though. I bought her a little cat tent and a new toy since we were there. She hasn't paid much attention to either since we've gotten back, but she's been sleeping so maybe when she wakes up she will be more interested.

I used my mall gift card to buy Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility today. I played it for about 45 minutes so far and it is really fun!! I wanted to spend some time crocheting this weekend, but I may end up playing this game for hours instead. Ian's mom ordered me a book about crocheting through her book club (it was only ten bucks!) and I hope to find some time to learn. Shelley taught me the basics last weekend at Kail and Elizabeth's birthday party and gave me some yarn and a needle (? if that's what it is called). I'm eager to make things.

Okay, well the Brewers are on so I'd better watch. Or maybe I shouldn' seems they've been able to score twice when I wasn't paying attention. Oh well, I think I will.

Oh! One more thing. I have discovered the joys of podcasts at work. They make the day go by just a little bit faster. On Friday, I listened to audio from a couple episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher, audio from shows on MSNBC, and a Ricky Gervais talk show. I will have to continue to do this.

Now I am really going to stop writing. Bye.