Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Cabbie and The Nun

Can I just start out by saying that my grandma sent this to me, MY GRANDMA!?!?!?

A cabbie picks up a nun. She gets into the cab and notices that the very handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her. She asks him why he is staring. He replies,"I have a question to ask you, but I don't want to offend you"

She answers, "My son, you cannot offend me. When you're as old as I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I'm sure that there's nothing you could say or ask that I would find offensive."

"Well, I've always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me."

She responds, "Well, let's see what we can do about that. #1, you have to be single and #2, you must be Catholic."

The cab driver is very excited and says, "Yes, I'm single and Catholic."

"Ok" the nun says. "Pull into the next alley."

The nun fulfills the cab driver's fantasy with a kiss that would make a
hooker blush. But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts

"My dear child," said t! he nun. "Why are you crying?"

"Forgive me but I have sinned. I lied and I must confess. I'm married and
I'm Jewish"

The nun says, "That's ok. My name is Jason and I'm going to a Halloween party."

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Trash The Dress Part II

I am like the Queen of blogging today. I finally got my DVD of TTD pictures from La Vida Creations to work, so I wanted to post them before pictures from my work Halloween party tomorrow. There were some nice ones of my sister so I stuck those in too. Some of the other photographers took better pictures of her but I don't have them.

Because you cannot get enough pictures of a bride in the water;

My back...

Someone has to remind me to stop laughing like that.

I only put this picture in because my sister loves it.

Can you believe my sister gained weight and looked even better in her dress? That bitch!

Randomness for a Tuesday

Halloween is tomorrow, and I have to shove myself back into my costume. I love dressing up at work because you don't really have to work, but this year feels different. Maybe because I am stressing out about vacation or it could be because I already worse my costume once. Although the most likely reason is because I saw pics of me in my outfit and I felt really fat. Well, whatever reason it is I am kinda dreading Halloween this year. The thought of getting up early to curl my hair, slather on my makeup and get into my outfit is really daunting. As soon as I am at work I am sure I will feel much better about it. I am hoping that when I wake up tomorrow I will feel in the mood for some Halloween fun.

On to some lighter things. I was thinking yesterday about how much I LOVE to read. I mean I really, really love to read. I will pretty much read anything, but my favorite books are romance novels (yes I know I like smut) and science fiction-fantasy books.

When I got married I got rid of a bunch of my books, which I totally regret now since I generally re-read them. I ended up finding this great used bookstore in Fountain Valley called Camelot Books. They have a great selection and the books are about 1/2 price or less. Its great for me because I end up spending so much money on books.

Anyway, her are some of my favorite books/Authors.

Fantasy Books

  • 'Dragon Prince/Star Trilogies' by Melanie Rawn: I LOVED these books. There are 3 in the Dragon Prince set, and there are three in the Dragon Star set. The Dragon Star continues with the same characters as the Dragon Prince, so its like one big set of books. I must have read these at least 4 times each. I would highly recommend these to anyone who likes Fantasy books.
  • 'The Wheel of Time Books' by Robert Jordan: These books are so good. There are 10 books out right now and there are more coming, the next book should be the last. While I really enjoy these books, it is taking the author way to long to finish them. I would suggest that anyone wanting to read these books wait until they are all finished before they start. When the last book comes out I am going to re-read them, they have so many details that its really easy to forget stuff.
  • 'The Exiles Books' by Melanie Rawn: I am tempted to say that hate Melanie Rawn for making me wait so long for the rest of this series. The Exiles Trilogy consists of; The Ruins of Ambrai, The Mageborn Traitor and the Capitols Tower. The Capitols Tower is forthcoming.

Romance Novels/Authors

  • 'Legend' by Jude Deveraux: Pretty much anything by Jude Deveraux is gold. I love her books so much. She has a way of weaving a story so that you don't want to stop reading. Yet her books are easy enough that you can read through them in a couple of days. She is one of my favorite authors to bring with me on vacation. Plus I loooove that she does a lot trilogies. Back to Legend. It features Kady who is an amazing cook that is about to get married. She stops by an antique shop and buys an old flour tin. Low and behold it has a wedding gown in it. She tries on the gown and is transported back into the 1800's. Did I mention that I love going back into time books? Anyway she meets a guy, romance is everywhere yet some verrrry interesting things happen. Other Books by Jude Deveraux that I love:
  • 'The Mulberry Tree': About a women whose husband dies and she has to learn to make it on her own.
  • 'Forever, Always and Forever and Always': Trilogy (my fav).
  • 'Carolina Isle' and 'First Impressions': I put these together since they take place in the same town. Take my advice and go read them.

  • Anything by Nora Roberts. She is just so good. Like Jude Deveraux she writes a lot of trilogies and she has a lot of books so you know you will always find something you like at the bookstore. Some of my favs by her are; 'The Key' trilogy and 'In the Garden' trilogy. Pretty much you cannot go wrong by her. Nora likes to add an element of mystery, or danger, to her books. In fact, she has a whole line of books that are more geared to mystery readers. She writes under the name J.D. Robb.
  • The Undead and.... books by MaryJanice Davidson. If you are looking for a laugh out loud series of books, this is it. MaryJanice is sooo funny. My hsband would make fun of me because I kept laughing out loud when I read these books. They are about a gal (Betsy) who gets bitten by a vampire, dies and becomes the Queen on the Vampires. Queen Betsy has a sharp tongue and love of expensive designer shoes. 6 books in all, BTW they will not disappoint!
  • The Rose books by Julie Garwood.
  • The Carpathian Novels by Christine Feehan. Ok, so who doesn't like a good, sexy vampire novel? These are great.

  • Anything by Jodi Picoult. Ug I soooo love her! She doesn't fit into the romance category, but I don't have enough fiction to start its own category. Her books are so good. I don't think I have read one that I didn't like. Granted Jodi does have a way of making you feel uncomfortable about what she is writing, but I always enjoyed reading the book. Jodi is so good at weaving the story and making you feel exactly what the character is feeling. I have to say my favorite is 'My Sisters Keeper' maybe because it was the first of hers I had read, or because I have a sister. I have given this book to about 10 people and they all say that they love it.

Well, thanks for reading my blog. I am sorry there is no clear format.



Monday, October 29, 2007

Wild Wild Weekend

First I have to say that I am totally like the Google of blogging, meaning my blog header changes for the holidays. With that being said I will tell you about the great weekend I just had.
Friday: October 26, 2007

After work I headed over to my sisters house to share a bottle of wine and chat about the upcoming Halloween party and various other girl crap. I have recently started drinking Zinfandel wine, yummy, so I got us a bottle of Kendall Jackson Zin. I would highly recommend it as a low cost, around $10, bottle of wine that is pretty good.

Saturday: October 27, 2007

My sister had a jean party at her house, it was nice. Some ladies came over with; some racks of clothes, lots of jeans, jewelry, purses and kids clothes. The stuff was really cute, but I didn't want to pay too much money for designer 'inspired' stuff. My sister asked if the Juicy track suites were real and the lady wouldn't give her a straight answer. She kept saying that they didn't have papers for them but they matched up the tags and they were the same. Read: Fake. Come on lady just tell the truth. By the end the ladies got kinda bitchy because there were not that many people there. If I had not already purchased my jeans I would not have bought anything due to their attitude at the end.

Later, on Saturday, my hubby and I got ready for my cousin's Halloween party. The only thing that sucked was that it was all the way in Temecula. My sister and brother ended up driving with H and I down to the party, so that was fun. It was absolutely adorable that my cousins decorated their house for their party. There were all kinds of headstones in the front lawn, totally reminiscent of the Disneyland Haunted House ones. They had cobwebs all over, strobe lights and a headless man in the front room. They even put fake glow in the dark blood all over the walls. It was such a blast. I thought it was so sweet of them to ask people to bring canned good for all the fire evacuees. Here are some of the pictures

My brother Devin dresses as the Greatest American Hero

My cousin's Nick and Bree dressed as Mortisha and Gomez Adams. My sister Denielle, as Dorothy, is jumpin in for the pic.

Good and bad angel.

Tish and Gomez, again.

My sister Denielle and I. Arrr me matey.

Even Breanne's parents joined in for the fun.

My sister, brother and I.

My husbands comment on this picture: mmmmm KEGGGGGGG!!

Edward scissor hands cutting my brother's hair. BTW: ES MADE his costume...not bad.

Nick w/ the hooka smoke.

Hubby taking a little bite out of my sister.

BIL Scott's costume... he came as tired.

Doug and his GF Gena (sp). He was windy man, or left wind I don't remember.

I love this picture of Nick and Devin, Nick had to move his stash to his cheek to do the beer bong.

Cousin Brad as Starsky or Hutch...

Me and Brad.

Nerdy Guy.

Me and Devin sharin a smoke. Don't worry Mom, its just pretend.

I swear my sisters mouth is open in every picture.

'Sisters, sisters..there were never such devoted sisters.'

Fishing for my sister.

Devin and I cutting a rug.


Sunday: October 28, 2007

On Sunday I got to relax a little from Saturday's activities. Later in the evening I went to Karaoke with the amazing LA and OC Nesties. We drove up to the The Orchid in LA, thanks for driving Claire!! It was such a blast. Miss Katie Pham and I shared some yummy Soju and we sang the night away. A lot of my pictures were blurry, but I do have some video. I will upload later today and give a much better update then.

So all in all the weekend was a blast. Thanks so much everyone who participated to make it so fun. You all are amazing.