Thursday, April 7, 2011

Popsicle Riddles

John loves to eat popsicles. He has recently been getting the ones that have the riddle on the stick and of course he would ask to see if I could get it right. Well after a while he would get mad because I would always figure them out. One time I came home from starbucks and he had a pile of like 8 that he didn't throw away because he wanted to see if I would get them. He is so proud of himself when I don't get it right and like rubs it in my face!He actually gives me a time limit now in hopes I can't think of it in time. Like just now, I asked him what some of them were and he said "NO! You're not putting that on there to make me look like an idiot!" Hehehehe.....
I would also like to take this time to point out that I once again beat John in bracket picks for the NCAA tournament. After seeing some of my picks like Richmond, he questioned why I picked them?? And my answer was something like..."I don't know...just felt like it." This made him so mad that he went down the list of teams and asked me if I knew their mascots or school colors. I actually knew more than he was expecting. Heheheh.....

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I Wouldn't Make A Good Hairstylist!

Since we are so far away from John's usual hairstylist, Deann, I have been elected to take on the job. Easy right? Ahhhhh!!! Cutting his hair is the most nerve racking thing I have ever done! I mean John is very supportive through the whole thing don't get me wrong. He lets me ask questions and go slow and ask more questions, but the whole time I'm buzzing his hair I am picturing me taking a chunk of hair out of his head that was suppose to stay put! John laughs and says "Oh well good thing it's just hair" Even when I mess up a little or make things completly uneven he doesn't yell and freak out depsite my "Uhhhh...John?" and "whops!" I actually did a decent job and he is able to walk around and not have any one notice his spastic wife cut his hair. He thinks it's pretty funny how nervous I get cutting his hair. He sees it as it's hair and it will grow back...but I would never...Never live down messing up his hair...and you all know that! All I can say is if we have boys John will be the barber cause I can't take the stress!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

HERSHEY, PA!!!! The Sweetest Place on Earth. No doubt!



This little town was by far one of the cutest, quietest little towns I have ever been to! The streets were lined with old shops restaurants and the theme park and HUGE chocolate factory is nestled in the middle of it all.
We started our mini vacation at the little outlet mall where we discovered the Coach outlet...OMG! They had purses for $150 and wallets and other accessories starting at $30. It was crazy! Deann wants to go there when she comes out. Then we got out our handy dandy iPhones and found a place to eat dinner we settled on a nice little Italian place that was actually pretty good.
The next morning I was so excited to get the day started!! It was like going to disney land. We had breakfast at a diner down town and they had humungous banana pancakes for me and a tiny little omelet for John. His face was pretty funny when the waitress set his plate down. Hehehe!! Then it was time for Chocolate World!!!! We walked in and went straight to the factory tour. It wasn't actually in the factory it was like a ride where the factory was duplicated so you could still see the machines and all of that stuff. They had these really cute singing cows through out the ride and they were so fun! I thought of Sydney and Gracie.
Then we got to MAKE OUR OWN CHOCOLATE BARS!!!!!!! We had to suit up like real factory workers and john had to wear a beard cap! It was funny we were laughing at each other the whole time. The whole process was done by machine and you could watch every step of the process. When your candy bar was done they put it in a nice tin with a label you got to design with your name or whatever you wanted.
Once we had seen the only attraction open in the winter in this little town we wandered around and found some lunch then went back to the hotel for a nap!
For dinner we found a Chinese place that I was seriously looking in the kitchen when the door would open for a cat carrier...it was pretty sketchy! The people behind us were scarfing their food down and complaining how bad the food was and they hoped they didn't get sick. I mean come on people. The only excitement from that trip was a loud escaping bodily function by yours truly...on accident!!! John was too embarrassed to laugh. But that's all I could do.
We ended our trip going to breakfast on our way out of town at the Hershey Pantry. This place was breakfast club worthy! John and I were bummed it's an hour and a half away otherwise we would be there every weekend.
So overall it was a fun weekend and was really fun to hang out with my hubby!!! That has been the excitement in our household the last week...until next time!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Job Search Update

John has been searching for a job for when his internship here at Nova is over. He has applied to a school in Ohio...can't remember where or which one. When I told my mom he applied there she told John that she was hoping for a job closer than just one more state to the west! Two other jobs opened in the last few days that he plans to apply for. One is at a community college in Tempe, Az and the other one is at the University of Montana in Missoula. Johnathon Smith who was previously offensive cordinator at Idaho is at Montana so John has been making contact with him. So fingers crossed that one of these will work out and we can find a place that we can settle into. This whole moving every year is getting lame! As far as a job for me goes there are lots of things open in all three places in the education field. Keep us in your prayers for a good spot to go to!! I'm really hoping we can end up somewhere close enough to drive for a long weekend or something to visit family and friends. Now that the spring is here we have no idea when the next time we will get to be home is... We are really looking forward to having good stable jobs in a nice area and having our puppies back with us. It has been very hard to leave them behind. It's wierd to come home to empty silence sometimes...alothough I have started to get used to it. I can't help but think dogs have a short life span as it is and not spending a year with them breaks my heart! But we will get there soon! 4 1/2 Months left!!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This Nerd Loves to Read!

I have found a way to get me through the long afternoons nannying...READING! It is so nice to just sit down after putting the house back together all morning and read! They don't need me to be sitting there watching every move they make as they are playing with their thousands of toys. Plus they usually start fighting or something and it's easier to ignore it when I'm sitting across the room and not right beside them. Anyway... I have read a few books in the last several months. I started to read some of my Parpar's David Baldaci books but I've got them all out of order and got really confused. So I remembered I read a book by Sophia Kinsella this summer and loved it. I went to the library and they had all sorts of her books. I have read Remember Me? and just finished Twenties Girl. I loved them both. These books aren't about death or cheating or tragedy like most books these days are. These books are just light hearted, funny, yet some what touching novels to lose yourself in. The last one I read was about this girl who is haunted, in a funny way, by her great aunt who just passed away. She lived her whole life not knowing her then gets to know her in her 23 year old ghost form. The whole story is like this pile of things going wrong just getting bigger and bigger and I kept wondering how she was going to get out of it... I could read these books numerous times I do believe! If any of you like to read you should check these books out! I will probably have to buy them someday. I know that Brittany has read them and enjoyed them as much as I do!

On a very random note....John and I have decided to take a trip for my birthday. We were going to go to Atlantic City for a weekend but hotel rooms were $500 and up!!! I mean seriously??? Instead we are going to go to HERSHEY, PA!!! I am stoked!! I will be sure to let you know how all that goes. Mmmmm I'm so excited!

Ahhh Food Network Magazine...

John and I were lucky enough to receive a subscription to the food network magazine as a gift and get so excited every month when we see it sitting in our little mailbox! This month is a special issue featuring only italian food, especially PASTA!!!! Now honestly who doesn't love pasta...don't lie you know you do! We made the cover recipe the other night and it was supper yummy!!! Here it is incase you don't want to go buy the magazine...

Ravioli with Pea-Prosciutto Sauce
Cook 4 oz. chopped prosciutto (I just used really thin sliced ham) in a skillet with 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat until crisp, 4 minutes. Stir in 3 minced garlic cloves and 1 tablespoon tomato paste; cook 1 minute. Ladle in 1 cup of pasta water and simmer until reduced by half, 4 minutes. Add 3/4 c. heavy cream and simmer until thickened, 3 minutes. Toss with cooked cheese ravioli, and 1 c. cooked peas ( I just used frozen) top with fresh parsley and grated parmesan cheese.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Starbucks Pet Peeves

I thought I would share some of the things that have come to drive me nuts when I work at Starbucks.... Any of you who have worked in the service industry can probably relate.

1. There is one person in the lobby and you call their drink out and they come to the counter and say "Is this mine?"
2. It takes some practice to call out drinks so when I call one out, "Grande, non fat, no foam, extra whip cream black and white mocha" and the person comes up and says "Is this a grande, non fat, no foam, extra whip cream black and white mocah?" It takes all I have not to say "Did I stutter? Have a nice day..."
3. When one of my fellow baristas marks a cup incorrectly and have to remake the drink like 5 times cause it's just not right.
4. You take a 20 and put it in the computer that does the math for you...Thank goodness!!! And they are like "Oh I have the 23 cents" My solution. "Oh I'm sorry I didn't hear you...here's your handful of change! Have a nice day!"

One lady came in one day and asked what our brewed coffee tasted like. I told her I hadn't had the chance to try it and asked if she would like to taste some. Her answer ..."I didn't ask if I could try some, I ASKED what it TASTES like!!!" Okkkkk.... I'm sorry?

It's always a joy to work with the public and I think everyone should do it at least once in their lifetime so they don't act like the people that come in and give us these pleasant stories! I'm sure there will be more to come!