Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I ain't afraid of no....shark?!

I love Halloween. LOVE is an understatement. C, not a huge fan. His exact words actually were, "I just like it because of you." Awww. I love that man. Anywho, since he's not exactly the Halloween type, it's up to yours truly to pick a costume. Last year he was deployed, so I didn't have to worry so much, but the year before we kicked the costume contests tush and were a trophy wife and sugar daddy. Literally, I was a trophy. I laughed so hard. I think I'm hysterical.

Well, I've been toying with ideas. Oh, and let me preface this with the hubby is being a party pooper this year and doesn't want to do a "couple's" costume. I totally wanted to be Miss Piggy and Kermit, but he said, and I quote, "No way in H-E-double hockey sticks am I going to be a frog." UGH. So, now I'm on the hunt.

Since I love dressing up and I love funny costumes, these are my contenders:



I am slightly in love with this. I think I need it.

Wait, THIS one is unbelievably awesome as well. It makes me think of the Demetri Martin sketch and now I can't stop laughing. I have to have this.


I think this is brillance!

"“I’m afraid of sharks, but only in a water situation. Like, if I saw a shark on the street, I’d be like, ‘WHAT?! SCREW YOU!’ That’s the opposite of how I am with lions.” -Demetri Martin.

HAHAHAHAHHA doesn't that just make you laugh so hard?! HAHAHAHHAHA. Ok, deep breaths Megan, deep breaths.

My last and final idea is a peacock.




However, I worry I'm going to take out an eye, meaning my own. Or knock over some drinks. Something. I'm clumsy as heck.

So, I need to narrow it down because obviously I waited until the last minute. Would you rather be a parrot, a shark, or a peacock? Or should I pull a Cher and just be all three? Costume changes anyone? Heck yea!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pyrex tried to kill me

So, I was completely honest with C from the getgo of our relationship. I said these exact words, "I can't cook, HATE cleaning, and have a crazy relationship with my mother." He didn't head for the hills, so that's a plus. However, my views on number two will never change and today my mom hasn't pissed me off today, so I can say she's super cool, so only number 1 has any wiggle room or room for change.

With that being said, I'm *attempting* to learn how to cook, so that I can say "I'm the baddest cook on the block, yo!". Mostly, it's just a pile of mush that I am subjecting my guinea pig, ahem, husband to eat and critique. I'm so nice, I know. Anywho, we got a bunch of duplicates for the wedding, so off to BB&B I went!

Amongst everything I bought, I got this!

Yup, a BAKING dish. Now, here is where the story gets good. I was under the impression when you BAKE, you use the oven. I was told by C (remember, this is all new to me!) that if I put this baby on the stove top it would break. Got it, no stove top. I am fearful of the stove top anyway, so score!

As the series of events unfold, please note, no one was hurt in the writing of this blog.

I proceeded to mix a crap ton of ingredients together and it smelled delish. Hubby agreed and continued to pace around the kitchen muttering, "hurry UP, I'm starving." No pressure, right? Right. So food is done, in the oven it must go. My concoction was supposed to take 30 minutes. Enough time to watch 90210, SWEET! As I sit down and get comfortable, I hear a POP. Not a good pop, like, oh, popcorn popping, pop rocks, no...the sound of glass EXPLODING.

This is what happened.

Sad, I know.

So the next 30 minutes were spent cleaning my stove and crying to the poor pizza girl that answered the phone at Papa John's. Oh, and believe me, I have the pieces of pyrex in a nice little baggie to take to BB&B. Not that they can do anything, but still.

So lesson learned? Cooking is not for me. And Pyrex wants me dead. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tagged, part dos

Stephanie at Forget Me Nots and City Sidewalks is a damn cool chick. I'm totally a fan of her. So, when she tagged me way back when (I'm slow, ugh) I had to answer. Here's the premise: "It's quite simple and fun - you answer the 8 questions provided from the person who tagged you, tag 8 more people, and write 8 new questions for them to answer." Easy, right?

1. What has your favorite age been, so far in your life?

I'd have to say I'm super happy with 29. Got a kick-ass job and got married. Not a bad year. :)

2. Are you a heels, flats, or sneakers kind of woman?

Flip flops. They make the world go round. I can't imagine my life without them.

3. How are you at parallel parking?

If the hubby isn't with me I usually ask strangers on the side of the road to do this for me. I'm that bad. If no one is around I will throw in the towel and not go to my destination. I almost did not take my last job because when I went for the interview the only spots available were parallel parking. I timed my hours so I could get in the lot before spaces filled up. I suck.

4. What is one food that you couldn't live without?

Cheese. Man, I love it so much. It makes everything taste that much better.

5. What is your dream job?

Teaching. I love little munchkins and can relate to them. I totally want to help be a part of their future!

6. How many countries have you been to?

8? I'm going to Palau in June to visit the hubby. It's a 26 hour flight. I have ADD. This is going to be interesting.....

7. If you could meet or talk to anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?

Marilyn Monroe. I love her. I have a little shrine to her in my basement. She fascinates me.

8. Mac or PC?

PC. Mac's confuse me. My friend Jax has one and I played with it when I was dog sitting for her. Took me 30 minutes to figure out how to load them damn internet.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tag, you're it!

My super awesome blog friend in real life (that's a moutful!) Emily tagged me, so I had to answer.

1. Who would be your partner on The Amazing Race? Why?
The hubs, definitely. I'm full of random knowledge (Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump- why do I know that?!?!?!) and he is the logical one in the relationship. Plus, he is great with directions. They'd tell me to go to China and I'd wind up in New Zealand. Oh, and he will eat anything. I won't. So we are a good team. Another random fact? I'm scared to DEATH of elephants. Weird.

2. What actress would play you in a movie about your life?
Amy Adams, the chick from Enchanted. I love her. Once that movie came out I had about 3 people a day call and ask me if they wrote that movie about me. I'm still waiting on my royalities check....
3. What is your favorite spice or herb? Or both!
I put oregano in/on everything. I like the color, the taste, and the smell.
4. What is the one outfit you can put on and immediately feel your
prettiest/sexiest/sassiest/most beautiful?
Give me my skinny jeans, a sassy tank top (that's what I call it lol!) and my hot pink stilletos and watch out world. Raaaaoooowwwww!!!!
5. Growing up, what was your most awkward age/year?
I think freshman year (14?). I was still a kid, but trying to be a grown-up. Had braces and a nice fro. I was hot.
6. If you could choose to be born in any era, which one would you pick?
I should have been born in the 60s. I still think that flower power will save the world! (I don't eat meat, recycle like a mofo, and manage my carbon intake. I'm a hippy at its finest!)
7. What is your go-to drink at the bar? And if you don't drink...booo. Jk I'm sure you're way fun :)
I'm a beer girl. I do a happy dance every year when Sammy releases Oktoberfest again. I want one now damn it!

That was fun! Thanks Em! I like Emily, she is fun and sassy and has curly hair.

Now, I'm tagging these lovelies:

Shannon @ SuperMom of 3
Sandy @ SandyAlaMode
Steph @ Forget Me Nots & City Sidewalks

Apparently I'm tagging S's today. Woohoo! :) Here are your questions ladies.

1. What's your favorite dinosaur?
2. If you could have any super power what would it be and why?
3. If you could have any career what would it be and why?
4. Do you believe in love at first sight?
5. Do you believe in ghosts?
6. What's your favorite holiday?
7. If you could have lunch with anybody (dead or alive) who would it be and why?

Can't wait to read your answers!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Orange kitty bites

My really good friend Shannon's son was on a mission to find my cat one day. He came running downstairs and said, "orange kitty bites." It's very true. He may look cute and snuggly, but he is a mini-wolverine.



See? Cute and snuggly.

Five seconds later, he tried to claw my eyes out. Woops. Oh course I don't have pictures of that. He is too sneaky.

Anyway, he has issues, but I love him to pieces. Notice his Elvis lip? It's precious. Also, he twitches. Many people have requested a video. Here it is. Please note, the vet says he is fine and not in any pain, so no OH NO, you are hurting him comments, m'kay?! Thanks.

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Moral? Watch out for the orange ones. They bite!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Give a little bit of your love to me....

I had the awesome opportunity to guest post for a super cool twitter friend Amy. She also blogs at Little Miss Wedding Planner and just got married! I'm super stoked for her!

Anyway, I wanted to say thanks Amy for letting me guest post and congrats! I know you were beautiful!

Here's the post, enjoy!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dirty Thirty

I love reading new blogs. I stumbled across After I Do and saw this Glamor article posted. So, I had to repost and answer the questions myself.

Please note, I will be 30 in two months. I refuse to accept this fact, so come December, I will lock myself in the house and cry til my 40th birthday, m'kay?! Thanks.

30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30

By 30, you should have:


1.One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.

Ummm they are exes for a reason. I don't want to go back at all. BUT they have reminded me how far I've come, thank God for that!

2.A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.

I love my kitchen/dining table. It's formal, yet casual and sitting at it makes me feel like a grown-up.

3.Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.

Man of my dreams has seen me at my finest and my worst. I don't think he has a preference, right honey?! LOL. Employer of my dreams, well, I have the perfect outfit!

4.A purse, a suitcase and an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.

Check, check, and check! (My umbrella has ducks on it, but I wear it proud!)

5.A youth you’re content to move beyond.

I am having a hard time with this one. I'm content moving on, yes. However, I love still acting like a kid, whether it's jumping in puddles, eating so much ice cream I make myself sick, or rolling down a hill laughing hysterically. I plan to keep these youthful tendencies until I break a hip.

6.A past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age.

I suck, I don't think it's story worthy, but hey, someone might enjoy it lol.

7.The realization that you are actually going to have an old age—and some money set aside to help fund it.

I'm going to get old. I realize that. Do I accept it? Nope. I have found some grey hairs and cried for an hour. The hubby calls them silver. Either way, they make me start to feel old. I am just now starting to grab ahold of my fiances. I have some catching up to do.

8.An e-mail address, a voice mailbox and a bank account—all of which nobody has access to but you.

Email and voicemail check. Part of my being an adult is sharing a bank account. I can't spend all the money in it. I have to realize it's not all mine. :( Responsibilities suck!

9.A résumé that is not even the slightest bit padded.

This I do have.

10.One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.

My life wouldn't function withouth them.

11.A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill and a black lace bra.

I think hubby has those in the garage, but don't ask me where lol.

12.Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.

Nada. I'm a cheap bastard.

13.The belief that you deserve it.

I do deserve it, just don't have the cash to do so. I'm failing at this grown-up thing, aren't I?

14.A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don’t get better after 30.

Something I can feel good about finally! YES! I have these and stick with them faithfully sometimes.

15.A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship and all those other facets of life that do get better.
 
I'm working on it.
 
By 30, you should know:


1.How to fall in love without losing yourself.

Absofreakinlutely. My husband has never once told me to change. I don't think he ever will.

2.How you feel about having kids.

My views on this have not changed.

3.How to quit a job, break up with a man and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.

Done, done, and done.

4.When to try harder and when to walk away.

Or, as I like to say, when to s*&^ or get off the pot. ;)

5.How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next.

A kiss speaks a thousand words!

6.The names of: the secretary of state, your great-grandmother and the best tailor in town.

Hilary Clinton, Victoria or Rose, and Deale cleaners. I pride myself on never forgetting number 2.

7.How to live alone, even if you don’t like to.

I have had experience with this when the hubby deploys. It has made me stronger and more indepenedent. Is it something I want to do? No. But it's a necessity and the only way to learn how to survive is to try. Sometimes I make mistakes, such as blowing up the microwave, but other times I can throw a dinner party and be the talk of the town. I'm learning slowly and surely.

8.How to take control of your own birthday.

I'm a master!

9.That you can’t change the length of your calves, the width of your hips or the nature of your parents.

I am reminded of this each day.

10.That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.

Parts of it are. As mentioned above, I like to hold on to some things. I do realize now that when I have a problem, I can't call mom to bail me out. I have to learn how to do it myself.

11.What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love.

For love, I'd give the ultimate sacrifice. For money, I'm not so sure.

12.That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs or not flossing for very long.

A to the men on that!

13.Who you can trust, who you can’t and why you shouldn’t take it personally.

This article apparently has been spying on my life the past year or so.

14.Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.

I'm learning this and I am so happy I finally am!

15.Why they say life begins at 30.

I couldn't be happier!

Friday, October 8, 2010

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In


1.What is the longest road trip you’ve ever taken?
When my hubby and I were dating we drove from Maryland to Orlando. We didn't get in one fight. I knew we were meant to be!



2.Do you collect anything? Tell us a bit about it.
Do shoes count? LOL. If there is one thing I collect I would have to say it's photos. Whether I take them or others, I will print them out and hang them throughout our home. They make me happy.


3.What is your favorite part about being an adult?
Sometimes I hate to admit that I am! But, if I have to pick one thing, it would be that people trust and respect me more then they did when I was a kid.


4.What song brings a tear to your eye?
Plain White T's 1,2,3,4 as that was our first dance at our wedding.


5.Describe your first plane ride (how old you were, where you were heading, etc).
When I was itty bitty I flew up to Boston, and did so three times a year. When you were little and an unaccompanied minor, you got spoiled! I remember meeting the pilot, getting a pair of wings, and one time I got ice cream!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Don't Stop Believing

This song holds sentimental meaning to C and I. It's totally about us. I'm a small town girl, he's from NORTH Detroit. (I like to change the words up a bit lol). It's also what I walked down the aisle to, the Low Strung version (think Wedding Singer. Yup, I said it).



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With that being said, I was more than excited when Layla from Wish Fulfillment Everyday (read it, you will love it) introduced us to this!



What a great way to capture the words that we love, right?! Right!

PS, it's totally ok to admit that you are now singing Journey. :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Why I love being a MilSpouse



Thank you Wife of a Sailor for allowing this opportunity. This MilSpouse fill in allows other military spouses to learn more about each other. It also lets me know I'm not alone in stressing out, worrying, and getting frustrated with finance on base. :) We may all come from different backgrounds, but we share a common bond, we love the military, our men and women that serve, and we stand together. Here ya go!

What is the silliest get-up you have ever worn outside of a Halloween party? (from To The Nth

  • Hmmm, great question! I tend to wear my pjs a lot in public, so I'm sure that could be seen as silly by some.
What is something that you gave up in order to live the military lifestyle? (from Pennies from Heaven)

  • Absolutely nothing! I've been blessed so far that I haven't had to give anything up.
If money wasn’t a factor and you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? And why? (from Life and Times of a Displaced Jersey Girl)
  • I want to go to Bora Bora. The name sounds fun and pictures look amazing. Plus I don't know too many people that have gone there, so I'd like to check it out!
If you were going to join the military, what branch would you join? Or which MOS/rating would you choose? (from Anonymous)
  • Air Force of course! (I may be a little biased heheh). Plus, I've always said how fun would it be so say to the hubby, "you have to do take out the trash, that's an order!" HA!
What is your favorite thing to make for dinner? (from Armendinger Party of 4)
  • Considering I'm just learning how to cook I'd have to say anything edible. :) Hubby is a good sport and will eat anything. I'm grateful!