Friday, May 21, 2010

Five on Friday - Favorite TV Shows

I could probably go on for days about all of the TV shows I like to watch, it's really becoming a bad habit.  I should take a hint from my friends who discontinued their cable TV.  I'm not sure my  husband would come home anymore if I did that.  ;)   Anyway, here is a list of my current Top 5 Favorite TV Shows.

1.  How I Met Your Mother - Number one on my list!  We love this show.  I know I've mentioned it several times but it's legen. . . wait for it. . . dary!  The best part about this show is how the story spans across seasons.  The show next week might reference an episode from a year ago or give you a glimpse into the next 20 years.  There are a million little things that are funny about this show, so many catch phrases, it provides hours of entertainment for us even when we're not watching the show.  I could link to 10,000 (no really) videos on YouTube that are awesome examples of why you should love HIMYM, but I'll just pick one.

..AND I have a special dance I do to the catchy theme song - which you will NEVER see. Sorry to disappoint.

2.  The Big Bang Theory - This is another great show.  It's funny because it's a show about a group of very smart scientists who speak in terminology that no one understands (hopefully it's not just me), which provides a comedic element to the show.  The character that carries the show is Sheldon Cooper, who is SO smart that he cannot carry on a normal relationship with anyone.  He only understands the actual meaning of phrases which causes a lot of mis-communication with those around him and laughter on my part.

3. Brothers and Sisters - This show is SO dramatic. Not in a hold your breath - really awesome - kind of way but in a - "SAY WHAT?!!" - kind of way. It should be categorized in the daytime soap opera category, but it's not quit that crazy.  People don't come back from the dead or anything... at least not yet.  I don't really know how I got started watching it. I hear the beginning seasons where even more crazy than they are now, but I can't stay away from finding out what's going to happen next! I want to rent the seasons so I'll know what happened from the beginning.

4.  Rules of Engagement - This show has David Spade and Patrick Warburton (Who plays 'Kronk' on 'The Emporers New Groove' - The best movie EVER)  It's a show about a couple who have been married for awhile, an engage couple, and 'Russell'  - the single guy.  David Spade provides a lot of the comedy through the off-color comments he makes.  Patrick Warburton plays the married guy and his 'typical husband' comments are hilarious.

5.  The Mentalist - Simon Baker plays Patrick Jane, who is a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation.  He helps solves crimes by using his amazing observation skills.  He is not part of the bureau so he always 'breaks the rules'.  We really like this show but "Jane's" lack of respect kind of bothers me sometimes, but he sure does know how to solve those crimes.

What's your favorite show and what do you love about it?


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I Heart Etsy

I've written about Etsy many times so I won't go into how wonderful it is and how I have a secret dream of one day running an Etsy store (shhh) and how I try to buy lots of things off Etsy because it's usually affordable, I always have a good experience, and you can find unique gifts. And we will ignore the fact that I just wrote one heck of a run on sentence.

I want to tell you about my latest purchase on Etsy, the cutest address stamp (pictured above).  I've been eyeing this stamp for a very long time.  I've somewhat recently developed a love for owls.  Not creepy, scary owls; but the cute, cuddly ones.  When I found this stamp, I loved it.  For some reason, I didn't buy it right then and there, then Christmas came and I didn't want to spend too much on Etsy, especially buying something for myself.  Finally, I decided I needed it.   I bought it at an Etsy store called Tickled Pink Paper + Ink - how cute is that?  She has a lot of great items.  The store owner was very nice. She sent me a proof of my stamp, I approved it and she mailed it over.  Easy Peasy!  I can't wait to start stamping all of my mail, maybe I'll even stamp the bills. 

Best of all, Curtis liked it too when I showed him.  Well he said "cool", which is approval enough for me.  ;)

(Image is from Tickled Pink Paper + Ink esty store)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Motorcross and Garage Sales

Unfortunately, I'm a little behind on my postings.  I've been wanting to post lately but have been pre-occupied by a million things... ok mostly just work.  I'm sorry to all you millions of readers who just hang on a thread waiting for my next post  ;)  So, for the sake of not keeping you waiting any longer, I'll sum up my next two posts into one.

Post #1 - Motorcross is cool!
Sometime recently, it must have been in April (I think), we attended Supercross!  It was so fun! Get this, we went with my husbands, cousins, boyfriends family!  (Whew, say that 5 times fast).  Curtis' cousin has been dating the boyfriend for awhile now, so we know him and his family pretty well. We arrived at Reliant early, tailgated with our family, went to 'the pit', and then the Supercross races started later that evening.  The boyfriend, we'll call him Chad b/c that's his name, explained everything to me.  The different types of bikes, the different heats/races, the way the racers advanced and he even explained why everyone kept crashing on this one turn because of how difficult it is.  We saw this crazy crash where the bike flipped over end to end. . . CRAZY!  It's a lot of fun to watch once you know what's going on.  Oh and there are explosives!

Post #2 - Garage Sale Day
About one year ago, we bought our first house.  YAY!  Once I got everything moved in and placed where I wanted it, I had a lot of stuff left over that I no longer wanted to use.  One day my friend Sarah was talking about how her community has a garage sale that's held at the elementary school and everyone comes to the once place and browses among all the 'vendors'.  So, I thought it would be a great idea to join her a few weeks ago for the garage sale.  Once, I decided to do this, I got a little worried because I was gathering things together and I really didn't have that much stuff to sell.  Then it dawned on me that I'd have to get up before the sun to make it to the location and setup before the designated time.  I'll be honest, I was kinda praying for rain; that way I could sleep in on a Saturday and just drop off all my stuff at a donation center.  It did not rain, so off to the garage sale I went.  I'm glad I did, because we had a blast!  And I made a little profit, more profit than I expected, so I'm happy with that. 

I did notice something though; it seems that the people who really did well were those who had baby stuff to sell.  So, I think if I were going to have another garage sale; it would be when I have tons and tons of baby stuff to get rid of and that will be quite a long time from now.

I will however, drive down to hang out with Sarah anytime, we had a great time!  She's a great saleslady.