Thursday, February 16, 2006

Thunder Snow!

I will say living in Michigan is wild weather-wise. The phrase, wait 10 minutes and it will change is true. Right now we have thunder snow.

It is very noisy and is raining hard and heavy right now. Here is a snippet of the forecast for later this afternoon and evening:

Tonight all precipitation will change over to snow. Some thunder and lightning may accompany the changeover - we call that thunder snow.

Craziness ... I hope the drive home tonight isn't terrible, otherwise I may stay here at work!

If you wanna see the radar and sympathize with me .... clicky

Marble Mocha Macchiato Review

I stopped this morning and got the Marble Mocha Macchiato. It was very good and I got a bonus! It came with a Marble Chocolate Stir Stick! Had white and milk chocolate mixed together into a neat little ball on the end of the stick to add more chocolate into your drink!

For those that aren't sure they like alot of coffee coffee this was not real heavy in the espresso, It started with white chocolate then steamed milk, velvety foam, an espresso shot, and then chocolate drizzle on the top. It tasted yummy! It's up there in my book with white chocolate mochas and carmel macchiato's, if you get a chance to get one, do it. It's so worth it!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Have you Ever...

I already did this via email ... I think it's what started this to be going around, but I thought for those I didn't email here are my replies...

> 1.Have you ever:
> (no) smoked a cigarette
> (no) Drank so much you threw up
> (no) Crashed a friend's car
> (no) Stolen a car
> (yes) Been in love
> (yes) Been dumped.
> (yes) Been laid off/fired
> (yes) Quit your job
> (yes) Been in a fist fight
> (no) Snuck out of your parent's house
> (yes) Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
> (no) Been arrested?
> (yes) Gone on a blind date
> (yes) Lied to a friend
> (yes) Skipped school
> (yes) Seen someone die
> (no) Been to Canada ... pitiful I know, grow in WA never went. Live in MI with Windsor 2 hours away, haven't gone. But August is fast approaching when I will huh Heidi? *wink*
> (yes) Been to Mexico ... have incriminating photos and video from said trips to Mexico :D
> (yes) Been on a plane
> (yes) Been lost
> (yes) Been on the opposite side of the country
> (no) Gone to Washington, DC
> (yes) Swam in the ocean ... don't know that I'd call it swimming since I don't know how to swim but I was dog paddling :D
> (yes) Felt like dying
> (yes) Cried yourself to sleep
> (yes) Played cops and robbers
> (yes) Recently colored with crayons ... very therapeutic
> (yes) Sang karaoke
> (yes) Paid for a meal with only coins...
> (yes) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?...
> (yes) Made prank phone calls...
> (yes) laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose.
The dangers of sitting near a really funny co worker
> (yes) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
> (yes) Danced in the rain
> (yes) Written a letter to Santa Claus
> (no) Been kissed under the mistletoe ... sad huh?
> (yes) Been with someone when you really didn't want to be
> (no) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about ... not a morning person but for the special someone I could get up, long as I had a Starbucks in my hand :D
> (yes) Blown bubbles
> (yes) Made a bonfire on the beach
> (yes) Crashed a party ... does Bethel High School's Prom count?
> (yes) Gone roller-skating
> (yes) Ice-skating....
> (no) Roller Blading
> 3. Any nicknames? Di, DeeDee, DD, Emmy, Emmylou, Blondie
> 4. Mother's name? Janet
> 5. What is your favorite drink (non-alcoholic)? Cherry Coke
> 6. Tattoos? Yes ... ankle, I have a butterfly. My mom has the same one on her ankle too except hers is different colors than mine. She took me to get it done :D
> 7. Body piercing's? Yes ... ears only
> 8. How much do you love your job (1-10) Honestly? About a 9.
> 9. Birthplace: Tacoma, WA
> 10. Favorite vacation spot? Someplace warm on the beach ... Hawaii, Florida, Gulf of Mexico
> 11. Ever been to Africa? No
> 12. Ever steal any traffic signs? No
> 13. Ever been in a car accident? Yes
> 14. A, B, C, D, DD cup size? 44DD
> 15. 2 Door or 4 Door? 4 door
> 16. Salad dressing? Caesar or Ranch
> 17. Favorite pie? Not a big pie kinda person but I like cherry pie or key lime pie, I usually won't eat the crust though ... you'll find my plate with crust left on it.
> 18. Favorite number? 4
> 19. Favorite movie? Grease
> 20. Favorite holiday? Christmas
> 22. Favorite food? Pizza
> 23. Favorite day of the week? Thursday
> 24. Favorite brand of body soap? Anything from Bath and Body Works
> 25. Favorite TV show? Just one? ER
> 26. Toothpaste? Yep .. Rembrant whitening, several times a day
> 27. Favorite smell? A baby after they've had a bath and are all cleaned up and baby powder/lotion smelling. Oh and the smell of my new lip gloss stuff from Bath and Body Works.
> 28. What do you do to relax? Read or play Pogo or hang out on Scrapshare, Scrapbook
> 29. Message to your friends reading this? My original reply here was I have a blog, but since you're reading this on my blog you know I have one. I enjoy each of ya'll and the friendship we have, IRL or online!
> 30. How do you see yourself in 10 years? Married with children (come on, it's got to be my turn soon! "Something's Gotta Give")
> 31. What do you do when you are bored? Surf the web, hang out on Scrapshare
> 32. Furthest place you will send this message? Considering how fast things get CASEd from blogs and Scrapshare, I'd say at least Australia ... maybe further :D
> 33. Who will respond the fastest? Hmmm ... prolly Dawnn because she'll work on it at work.
> 34. Least likely to respond? Aaron ... I got this from you, unless you want to answer again :D

Keith Urban concert review, according to the newspaper

I haven't had a chance to develop my film yet from Saturday's totally awesome and sold out concert but I am going to try and drop it off tomorrow if the weather doesn't get as nasty as they are saying.
This is a review that was in the Lansing State Journal about the concert ... my review will be posted as soon as I have pictures :)

Review: Urban electrifies sold-out crowd at Breslin

By Anne Erickson
Lansing State Journal

Fresh off a Grammy win for best male country vocal performance, Keith Urban played his pop-infused country to a sold-out crowd of 9,800 at the Bres-lin Center on Saturday.

It was the only Michigan date on Urban's current U.S. tour. (makes me so happy I went!)

Urban's appeal is massive, rivaling Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney in country popularity.

But he's not just a country boy. Urban's hit "You'll Think of Me" earned him fans from across the musical spectrum. The quiet vig-nette is piped out of adult contemporary and Top 40 stations. It's one of country's biggest crossovers to boot.

Sporting a casual, fitted, blue-gray T-shirt and jeans, the New Zealander opened with the spirited "Days Go By," showcasing slippery vocals and fun-loving charm. He played Urban favorites, such as "Where the Blacktop Ends" off 1999's self-titled disc and "You're My Better Half" from 2004's "Be Here."

Urban's talent is undeniable - not just his warm, mid-ranged vocals, but also those electrifying guitar chops. He tore out one guitar solo after another, howling and scratching on the six-string. "Rainin' on Sunday" was played against blue washed lights, with Urban showing off some '80s-esque guitar wailing.

Joined by a five-piece band, Urban's stage-show was packed with surprises. At one point, Urban picked up the drumsticks and handed the mic over to a few bandmates, who blasted out vocals on a version of Aerosmith's "What It Takes."

Even poised behind the drum kit covering classic rock tunes, there's no doubt Urban is 100 percent country. His twangy vocals tell stories of love and heartbreak in the classic country vein. Urban's sound straddles the line between simple country hooks and phrases, and catchy pop-rock. It's authentic, yet modern.

In the crowd, there were guys donning cowboy hats and girls wearing bubble gum pink "I love Keith" baby tees. There were signs with proclamations of love and silly sentiments ("You are my birthday present. May I join you?").

Urban chatted with the crowd. He even flew over their heads to play an acoustic set, including the hushed "Homespun Love," to the back of the arena.

More Urban highlights included "But for the Grace of God," "Somebody Like You," "These Are the Days." The quintessential heartbreaker "You'll Think of Me" left few dry eyes. His set included a three-song encore, in which Urban put on a green MSU T-shirt.

Urban's sweetie, Nicole Kidman, watched the show from behind the soundboard, disguised in a black baseball cap and black attire.

Country act Pat Green, best known for his country hit "Wave On Wave," opened the show.

Starbucks Marble Mocha Macchiato

I get emails from Starbucks and they are introducing a new drink ... the Marble Mocha Macchiato.

It is espresso mixed with a double doese of whit eand dark chocolate.

I think I will be making a stop on my way to work tomorrow morning!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Hormone Hostage

*giggle* I'm sure we can all relate!

The Hormone Hostage knows that there are days in the month when all a man has to do is open his mouth and he takes his very life into his own hands!

This is a handy guide that should be as common as a driver's license in the wallet of every husband, boyfriend, or significant other!!

DANGEROUS: What's for dinner?

SAFER: Can I help you with dinner?

SAFEST: Where would you like to go for dinner?

ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: Are you wearing that?

SAFER: Gee, you look good in brown.

SAFEST: WOW! Look at you!

ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: What are you so worked up about?

SAFER: What did I do wrong?

SAFEST: Here's fifty dollars.

ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: Should you be eating that?

SAFER: You know, there are a lot of apples left.

SAFEST: Can I get you a glass of wine with that?

ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: What did you do all day?

SAFER: I hope you didn't overdo it today.

SAFEST: I've always loved you in that robe!

ULTRASAFE: Here, have some more chocolate.

Happy Valentine's Day

... well for another 52 minutes :) I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day. I like the holiday I don't take the "It's a Hallmark Holiday" approach to it even though I haven't actually gotten things for Valentine's Day in several years. So today I wasn't expecting much, although sometimes it bothers me to see all the flowers and goodies being delivered at work.

I mailed a few Valentine's out and I always exchange goodies with Dawnn and I got a Valentine from my Grandma with some "Grandma Dollars" and a note to buy myself something :) I got myself Carrie Underwood's CD, Some Hearts. (she was winner of American Idol last season).

Today at work I came in to find a beautiful red rose on my desk, and then realized all of the ladies in the department had one on their desk. Come to find out it was from the men in our department, one of them had the idea to get all of us ladies a rose. All the men got together and organized it and put in money and kept it a secret! Such a sweet thing they did! I also got a few valentine's and some candies that I didn't need to eat and a cute notepad with pink ribbon from Dawnn.

I ran some errands after work and came home and watched American Icol and the Dr. Phil prime time special, Love Smart. I also recommend his book, Love Smart; Find the one you want, fix the one you got. and then got online for a bit and now I need to get myself to bed.

I hope ya'll had a great Valentine's Day whatever you did or didn't do. I love ya'll! For those dateless, partnerless, whatever ... I wish you luck and if you find a man, make sure has an attractive brother, friend for me *wink*