Sunday, July 27, 2008

All You Can Eat Crab Legs...

At Fort McDowell Casino they have brought back the all you can eat crab legs... My mom's friends Patti and Jackie invited her to go, so I invited myself :) My mom and I got there early so we signed up for the Fort McDowell card and we got ten bucks to do so. So we went and spent it on the nickel slots, we lost. Then onto the buffet my mom and did not have crab legs but the desserts were delicious! Patti really enjoyed her crab legs...
After crab legs and dessert my mom and I went to play bingo, it was a lot more stressful than I remember! Well we didn't win but we might go back for bingo sometime again soon!

Th Big Bang

My BFF Mattie and I get excited about a lot of things some of our favorites are food, Dave Matthews and THE BIG BANG! The Big Bang is a dueling piano bar located on Mill Ave in Tempe. The original one is in St. Louis and there is one in Nashville. We went to the Big Bang on Friday night and they announced that they are building another Big Bang in downtown Columbus, Ohio!! Mattie and I are thrilled, now her and Paul can move there :) We have been to the Big Bang for everything, birthdays, bachelorette parties, break-ups you name it we've done it there...Here are some pictures from Friday night...

Julie Martinez is on the piano, we L-O-V-E her!

No we are not really snorting coke, there was sugar on the table...and no we didn't snort that either...we just thought it was funny (drugs are NOT funny) :)

Mattie's sister in law, Brighid, was also there! We love her more than the Big Bang!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Banana Republic

For those of you who know me, you know that I LOVE Banana Republic. Well I recently got a job there!! I work at the women's store in Scottsdale Fashion Square. I do not officially start until after I come back from Orlando around the 10th. I am very excited to be working with this team they all seem incredibly nice and helpful. And do not worry I still work at Fry's Pharmacy and am still pursuing the career as a pharmacist.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Olive Garden

Tonight I finally got to meet Mick and can you believe I had my camera but my memory card was in my computer at home! Mick is Ali's boyfriend who is from London and is here for 3 months and then hopefully a lot longer...for those of you who don't know Ali, we met in a college Spanish class along with Julia and Scott (Scott did not attend the Olive Garden get together since he lives in California). We have since been friends but rarely get to see each other. Since I did not have a camera I will have to improvise on the pictures...

This is an Olive Garden, not the Olive Garden we went to though, I believe this one is in Colorado.

This is Ali and I at Salty Senorita some years ago...

This is Julia and I at San Felipe not all that long ago...

And I do not have any pictures with Mick or of Mick so I stole one from Ali's myspace...

Now picture all of us at a corner table in an Olive Garden not too far away and there you have it, friends reunited!! I promise to bring the camera next time... :)

Kim and Ben

My Best Friend from Jr. High found me on Facebook and we had dinner! Her husband Ben and her two little ones were there as well as her parents and brother whom I have not seen in years. It was a lot of fun and I cannot wait to hang out with them again! We did not bust out the camera until after the grandparents had gone and the children had gone to bed. We all decided to play Wii Fit...I am very unbalanced...

Ben is very balanced and is excellent at the soccer game...

Kim is also very balanced...

I am very unbalanced and believe I am about to get hit with a shoe...

Even the cat was more balanced than me...

Yay Kim and me!!!

Thanks so much for having me over, hope I didn't keep you up too late :P

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Academy

The Academy is drum corps that I marched in 2004 and taught in 2006. I still enjoy seeing a show every now and then. They are even better when they are free. So last Friday they had an opportunity to watch their revised show before heading off the tour to Indianapolis. Channel 12 news was there and while I wanted to walk behind the camera I restrained myself. Below is a picture of the Color Guard captains Ashley and my Best Friend Gabe being interviewed by channel 12. Gabe became my best friend in 2006 when Mattie decided Aaron the pit tech was going to be her best friend, so I picked Gabe and it stuck :) The interview was broadcast on Sunday night but I could not find the video online. I hope that Academy has a very fun and successful season.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Pharmacy Convention

On Saturday night my friend Stephanie had decided to go dancing. She was at the Pharmacy convention in Phoenix at the Biltmore (which if I choose to get married in Arizona, this is the place!). She said just meet me here and we will go. Little did I know that a pharmacy convention could be so much fun. We met up with Kathleen and Mark who were celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary! Congratulations! Then of course there was a casino night and karaoke. In another room they had a hired a company called dancing heads. Basically you sit behind a green screen with a green cape so the computer screen can only see your head. Then you move your head around to the song you have chosen. We chose "Car Wash" and as soon as I learn how to upload videos I will get it up here, sorry Steph :) (she didn't want to do it and finds it completely embarrassing)

This is Stephanie, Me and Kathleen at the Biltmore


Culver's is a fast food hamburger company that is far better than the rest. They are based in Wisconsin and the stores are mainly located in the Midwest. Recently they have open 2 Culver's stores in Arizona, I know exciting! I did not however realize there was one so close in Mesa until my mom and I were driving by on Saturday. Of course we chose to eat lunch there. Mmmmm butterburgers and concrete mixers :)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

My BFF and Her Husband...

They are in Ohio right now and I miss them terribly. If you don't them, they are wonderful people and were married on September 8, 2007...

since they have been in Ohio they took in an Indians game, which is Paul;s favorite baseball team. Apparently he captured a foul ball that hit another girl. In his unselfishness he gave the ball to the girl it hit. It was even a Grady Sizemore ball so I can't believe Mattie let him :) but I did receive a phone photo from the game...

Come home soon guys! I miss you!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Friend Rusty

I would like to take a moment to talk about my friend Rusty. He is the lead singer of the band Husch and is quite amazing. I was a little worried when he said lead singer because I have always known him as a drummer. He has been a friend since high school and well here's the thing about Rusty...Every time we take a picture together he smells my hair. I don't think he is actually smelling my hair but it sure does look like it. See for yourself...
Halloween 2007

Breanna's Wedding March 2008

Cadillac Ranch June 2008

Birthday June 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance

I am completely addicted to this show with the help of my lovely lady friends. Well while I was out traveling the the country (Wisconsin) Billy had a birthday. Billy's birthday party was held at Scottsdale. Matt was there from So You Think You Can Dance. He had just been booted off the previous week. Breanna wasn't so sure it was him so she asked him his name. and shoooo enough....

Sometimes traveling makes you miss some good stuff!! I LOVE YOU MATT!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I'm Blogging

Ok so since all my friends are blogging about thier beautiful children and loving families I figured I would blog about my wonderful life and my new child... Clarence, who's photo is shown below.
Ok soooooo maybe I don't have a baby but if I did it would look nothing like this, He would be taller. However I will start blogging and put up real things about my life. Please enjoy my stories of me as much as I enjoy stories of your children.