Beer Fest and Stairs

I’m really sorry I’ve been so absent lately.  Will and I lost our home computer (it was borrowed and we had to give it back) and I can only blog from work and work has been very busy and I’m not going to stay later than necessary just to blog.  Sorry.  All of my readers (hi Mom!!) are awesome, but when it’s time to go home, I’m outta here.   We have been very busy at home, too.  Will and I started moving all of our stuff into our new apartment on Sunday.  We have a few small items left to move and then we have to clean the townhome, but we have until the 31st, so I think we’ll get it all done on time.  The only thing that sucked were all the stairs.  Between moving out of a tri-level townhouse with 2 sets of stairs into a 3rd floor apartment, we’ve probably climbed more stairs than any normal person ever should.  Well, I’ll say Will probably did because being the awesome man that he is, he allowed me to pack/unpack while he carried most of the boxes over – isn’t he sweet?? Trent and Nicole also helped us along with another neighbor who we thanked with a case of beer.  (Hey, cheap labor, I’m not complaining!!)  This week will be all about decorating the new place (yay!) and cleaning the old place (boo!). 

Now on to the beer portion of this post!!

This past Saturday was the 3rd Annual Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival hosted by The Inlet Brewing Company who have an organic beer named Monk in the Trunk.  There were some really unique names for beers there, I was pretty impressed by the creativity!  Such as:

Arrogant Bastard Ale

 

 

 

 

Nicoles first beer of the day

Nicole's first beer of the day

 

Right before Nicole's last beer of the day

 

 

 

 

Needless to say, there was a lot of beer, a lot of monks, and a lot of fun.  Just ask Nicole:

She may or may not be slightly inebriated in this picture…..I’ll never tell!

 

PS – Happy Birthday, CJ!! I love you!!

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Updates and little Treasures

  • This past Friday, My Parents came into town for one night on their property search and we cooked dinner and made them watch The Transformers.(they had never seen it and that is akin to blasphemy in our home) (they liked it, btw)
  • Saturday we all loaded up with my parents and their two babies (can’t call them dogs) to the beach for the first time where there was a whole “beached jelly fish” drama and Will ended up putting a LIVE jellyfish into one of the trashcans before the dogs could either 1. step on it 2. pee on it or 3. (most likely) eat it.  My parents didn’t stay around too long because they had to start their long trip back home, but Will, Nicole, Trent and I stayed with our dogs A LOT longer than we had anticipated and Will and I both ended up sunburned. 
  • We had my office Holiday Party that night where we ate good food and played Wii (Will may or may not have made an 8 year old boy cry) and watched some boring football. 
  • Will put in his two weeks notice at SB and gave away his last shift!!!! Apparently while we were out of town, a nearby SB closed and the employees were moved to other stores in the area and his hours got cut down to ONE 5 hour shift a week and we thought, well, what’s the effin’ point anymore?? So, no more second jobs for either of us!!!!!
  • We’re gathering boxes and starting to pack to move out of our town home and into an apartment at the end of the month.  I don’t really mind the downsizing as much as I thought I would because the animals stay right where we are no matter how much living space we have, but there will be less carpet to vaccuum, less toilets to clean, and I won’t have to go up and down TWO sets of stairs to do laundry anymore so I’m kind of excited.
  • I was FINALLY able to get a couple of pictures of Trent and Nicole Friday night!!! Check it out, these are our new BFF’s!!!

 

Aren’t they adorable???  I love how Trent is purposefully NOT looking at me and trying not to laugh b/c he just KNOWS he’s going to end up on here!!

  • I mentioned before about getting my point and shoot that has the video capabilities on it while we were home in my last post and when I charged it up, I found THESE pictures from when Mia and Olivia were little!!! Enjoy even though they are blurry:

This one was taken the day we adopted Olivia (5/27/2006)  the lady told us that the kittens were born on April Fool’s Day, so she was ALMOST two months old at this point.

And here she is playing with her collar on Will’s old “bachelor rug” from his old apartment a couple of months later:

In the old apartment, before we got any other animals, we used to play a game with Olivia where she would hide in the sink and we would try to sneak up on her.  She would put her little paws outside of the sink and try to swat at us and it was too freakin’ cute!! I have some video of it on the old computer. (that isn’t working right now and I plan on getting it fixed one day) Anyhow, these pictures are me trying to get her cute little “hunter face”.  Please excuse all the “red eyes” in these photos.

 

 

Here is one of Will holding Olivia right after we got her.  This is also what Will looked like when we first started dating over THREE years ago.  Isn’t he cute??

And finally we come to the JEWEL of all the pictures that I found on that camera – ONE LONELY little picture of Mia as a puppy.  She is so freakin’ adorable I can’t stand it.  Again, please ignore the eyes.  I didn’t take the time in photoshop to edit any of these other than adding the borders.  This was taken the day that we got her (8/19/06).  We had JUST moved into our first apartment together as a couple, we already had Olivia, and Will really wanted to get a dog so we went and adopted Mia.  Wouldn’t you have adopted this adorable face???

 

Well, that is all I have for today because it’s ALMOST time for me to go home from work and I have PLENTY to keep me busy there (cleaning, organizing, and packing).  I’m still thinking about my Exposaroonie Challenge for this week and what to submit as my BEST PHOTO of 2008.  I really have NO idea.  I have taken SO MANY, how could I choose??  Of course, I’m sure it will have to do with one of the animals.  I have made a promise to myself that once we get moved and settled into our new place, I’m going to challenge myself to take a picture EVERY DAY for 30 days and figure out how to do different processes in Photoshop.  If you have any you recommend, let me know!

on a little bit of everything

 

So, you might want to settle in, get comfortable, and be prepared to be here a while.  I’ve been absent for over a week because of holiday travel, general laziness, and returning-to-work-after-a-week-off responsibilities.  I’m sure you understand.  So let’s start with the holiday travel.  (I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, btw.)

Will and I left last Saturday morning, homebound to Atlanta (Newnan, actually, but most people haven’t ever heard of it.) to see family.  We were on the road at 5:30.  In the a.m.  I had forgotten we had one of those because I’m never up that early.  It was an 8 hour drive that turned into a 10 hour drive because of construction and stupid people who don’t know how to drive accidents on the interstate.  Enjoy some pictures from our drive:

Here is the best shot of the sunrise I managed.  It’s really hard to focus on ANYTHING when you’re driving 80+ miles an hour.  Plus, I may or may not have read the instruction manual for my camera.  Don’t judge me. 

 

sunrise

 

We took Will’s Scion XB and put the back seats down.  We had A TON of stuff to pack for 9 days for 2 adults and 2 dogs.  When we take the dogs anywhere, Guinness has a habit of standing up and putting his head in between the seats and drooling on Will and myself.  This is very annoying.  So we decided to put all the suitcases and luggage right behind the seats to create a barrier between us and the dogs.  They still had plenty of room, but of course they kept  sitting up to see us over all the bags:

Guinness is not amused by our craftiness, and Mia looks like she has a handlebar mustache because we were driving with the windows down.  It was nice and cool outside and this kept the car from smelling like dog too much.

We saw A LOT of this throughout the 10 hour drive:

 

This shows how much room they had back there.  Of course Guinness never let Mia have her own personal space, but how is that any different than any other time, really?

After a while, the dogs were getting bored and they were ready to be out of the car already (don’t worry, we made several stops for them to walk around and use the bathroom, we didn’t drive 600+ miles without stopping.)  We started to see more and more of this:

 

Will took this one from the drivers seat (I was holding the steering wheel) because it was so funny.  To me it looks like she is chuckling.

 

I can hear his thoughts “Are we there yet?”

 

“I’m booorrrreeeeed, Mommy, how long??”

 

We finally made it after a  loooonnnnnnggggg TEN HOUR car ride with two impatient dogs.  We went to my parents house and unloaded all of our things into the guest room and then we shot down to Will’s parents house b/c he was going to a Thrashers Game with his dad (Thrashers Won!!) and I went back to my parents house to RELAX.  While we were there, we got to see my Mom’s dogs.

Samson:

 

 

And Missy:

 

I love that little tongue!!

 

We spent the next 4 days at my Mom’s house, hanging out with family, eating waaayyy too much good food (I actually got my family to try edamame!! And they liked it!!!), and playing Wii Fit, Guitar Hero, Mario, card games, board games (Harry Potter’s Clue, anyone??) and Will and I went to see Bolt with his little brother and sister.  Oh yeah, we also cleaned up dog vomit.  Twice.  Because BOTH of our dogs ended up sick.  Mia was the perpetrator of the vomit and Guinness ended up with an eye infection and diarrhea.  What fun that was, let me tell you.  We had been invited to meet our first blogger friend  puddle of ink IRL (In Real Life, for those  of you who aren’t as nerdy as me), but unfortunately we couldn’t b/c the dogs were sick.  (Next time, I promise!!)

Tuesday night we opened Christmas Gifts with my parents.  My Mom bought us a Wii, Wii Fit, Guitar Hero World Tour for the Wii (she kept the drums and microphone, though) and the accessory kit for the Wii fit.  She also gave us a few games she had bought for the Wii and didn’t like, so we ended up with 6 games and a ton of accessories in the end.  My parents got CJ (my brother) and his wife Mandy a 42″ Samsung Plasma TV and the wall bracket.  She ended up getting a GREAT deal from HHGregg and got the tv for 600$ and the bracket for FREE!! My Mom is seriously one of the best bargain shoppers I know.  It amazes me sometimes.  Will was so freakin’ excited that my parents kept making jokes about Will kicking me out of the bed so that the Wii had a nice, warm place to sleep.  Or finding Will sleeping in the living room to keep the Wii company. Of course, before we got to open ours, Will was playing my Mom’s incessantly.  So much so that even Guinness protested:

So cute, right??  Anyhow, Wednesday morning,  we packed up the car again and spent the last 3 nights (was supposed to be 4, but Will wanted to go home early) at his parents house where our dogs got to see Riley, Will’s parents Great Pyrenees.  His breed is a cousin breed with Guinness’, the Bernese Mountain Dog, so we ended up with two HUGE, slobbery, high energy dogs in tiny spaces. Yay!  (on a side note, Will’s mom had a creme for Guinness’ eye that she had used when Riley had scratched his eye that she got from the Vet, and we used it on Guinness.  Within TWO days, his eye was pretty much back to normal.  The diarrhea went away, I think it was just from being nervous and stressed out about the traveling.)  Anyhow, check out Riley:

 

 

 

 

 

Adorable, right??

**DISCLAIMER**

I realize that I take a lot of pictures of animals, but that is only because NO ONE in mine or Will’s family really wants their pictures taken and EVERY time I put a picture of Will on here, he bitches.  But I’m standing strong and I’m posting some of the pictures from Christmas whether he wants me to or not (sorry, babe.  I love you!)

Christmas Eve, we had the gathering at Will’s grandmother’s house and then we spent the night at Will’s parents so that we were there Christmas morning to see the kids open their presents:

Morgan with her Tinkerbell Towels

 

And like any other 11 year old girl, 90% of her christmas was……

HANNAH MONTANA!!! OMG!!! I LOOOOVVVVEEEEEE HANNAH MONTANA!!!!! MILEY CYRUS IS THE BEST!!!!!!!

sorry.  the 11 year old in me was too excited to contain that much longer.

And of course, like any other 12 year old boy, Ryan got the typical Star Wars items:

We got him the first two books in a Star Trek series, just to round things out.

And like any good Christmas morning, there was one suprise gift for each of them:

Their very own Guitar Hero World Tour!!! Each of them got their own, because like true siblings, they would fight over just one.

And of course Will’s parents didn’t leave us out.  We also got Guitar Hero World Tour for the PS2, but since we’d gotten it for the Wii, Will’s Mom took it back and got us another Wii controller and the rechargable battery stand.  Will also got some socks, underwear, and boxers (staples from his mom every year) and I got a few shots of him opening his presents:

And hugging his sister:

 

Next up were Will’s parents.  His Mom got a new bracelet:

 

And his dad got a Garmin GPS System:

 

Everyone was pretty happy all around.  Can you guess what Will did next while we were waiting on his dad to make Christmas morning breakfast?? Did he help the kids set up their Guitar Hero??  Nah……..he did this:

 

Hooked up and played the Wii.   Because he couldn’t stop himself.  

We can’t leave out the dogs on Christmas.  Neither of our dogs got anything this year, but Mia wanted to make sure she got the proper amount of attention:

She started with Me before unwrapping began:

 

And then moved over to Will’s Dad for some affection:

 

And then over to Ryan:

 

And then over to Morgan:

 

And just to round things out, back to Mommy:

 

We spent the rest of the week at Will’s parents enjoying good food, good company, and LOTS of Wii. 

Friday, I saw some lifelong friends of mine for brunch, but I forgot my camera.  As soon as Ashley posts her pictures, I’ll link to them.

Saturday, we packed up and made the 10 hour drive home.  Since I was on the road and didn’t have any photoshop, I missed this week’s Exposaroonie challenge, but here are some Christmas-y pictures for your enjoyment:

A Nativity Scene from Will’s Parent’s front yard:

 

One of the blow up Santas with condensation from the rain on his face.  It made me laugh b/c it looks like sweat to me and he looks nervous.

 

And my favorite shot with the christmas lights.  This one was kind of accidental, but it ended up as my favorite.  It’s the one I would have chosen for the Exposaroonie Challenge  if I had made the deadline:

(Don’t forget to go over there and vote for your favorite!!)

 

And then I started “painting with light” using the Christmas lights.

 

I have a ton more of those, but I didn’t edit them and I figure you can only see so many before they get boring.  I did manage to get my tri-pod and my point and shoot camera w/ video from storage at my Mom’s house before we left, so hopefully I’ll be able to do a Vlog soon (video blog, for those of you who aren’t as dorky as me). 

Saturday when we arrived home, we got the key back from Trent and Nicole (they were checking in on the cats for us, did I forget to mention that??) and we walked in to find this:

 

 

 

Before we left, Trent had mentioned that they had bought Shae a new kennel because he was out-growing this one and I offered to buy the old one off of them, but instead, Mia got it for Christmas and we were able to throw away her old kennel that had a huge bump in the middle and now she has one that matches Guinness’, except smaller.  So, lots of thanks to Trent, Nicole and Shae!!  She likes this kennel A LOT more.  She has even started getting in it when she doesn’t have to and sleeping in there!!

Since this will be my last post of 2008, I thought I’d say THANK YOU to all the wonderful people I’ve “met” by starting this blog who have given me support and encouragement these past 7 months.  Here’s to another year!!

My weekend in pictures

This post may seem a little jumbled, as I’m not all here mentally today….enjoy the pictures and excuse the terrible grammar!

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As some of you may already have read, Saturday was our three year anniversary – and boy did we live it up!!  Here’s how the day unfolded:

We woke up around 10:30ish and after nagging Will to get out of bed for half an hour, I finally just let the dogs attack him with wet, cold noses and tongues.  He loved that, let me tell you!

While he walked to dogs, I gathered up and sorted laundry into FOUR baskets – I’m not joking.  Two people + one week (apparently) = 4 loads of laundry. Go figure.  After making an awesome breakfast of cheese grits and scrambled eggs, Will reminded me that it was our anniversary, and immediately I felt guilty for forgetting!! That can’t be normal – isn’t it usually the other way around?!?!?!  Anyhow, we didn’t have the money this year to buy each other anything, so at least I didn’t have ‘gift guilt’ too.  The rest of our Saturday was spent taking the dogs on a long walk, cleaning the town home, and buying groceries.  Since we couldn’t afford to go out to eat, I asked Will, if we could, what would he want and he reminded me about a yummy artichoke pasta dish he used to get at Johnny Carino’s and I recreated it as close as possible: (without the capers)

It was delicious!!  The recipe is:

one (1) box of which ever pasta you have in your pantry (we had rotelle, but I think it would have looked better with bow tie.) cooked to taste

one (1) package of chicken breasts, sauteed in evoo w/ s&p and cut into strips

**You can substitute Chicken for Shrimp, Skirt Steak, or even Tofu and extra veggies for anyone who is a vegetarian.**

any veggie you like – we used 1 red onion diced, 6oz black olives cut into halves, 8oz marinated artichokes, and 3 large roma tomates seeded and diced and 3tbsp minced parsley.

Mix all veggies and set aside, although I do recommend sweating your onion in a little bit of olive oil first, but it isn’t a necessity.

The ‘dressing’ is 3Tbsp evoo + the juice of one (1) lemon + salt and pepper to taste.

Combine your cooked pasta and toss in the dressing to coat.  Once it’s well coated, add in your veggies and mix well.  Next, mix in your chicken strips (or Tofu) and place into a large pot and heat everything together, stirring continuously for about 2 minutes.  Remove from heat, place freshly shredded Parmesan cheese and parsley on top and Enjoy!!

We paired this with a Cesar salad and some fresh baked bread that we brushed with evoo and topped with more Parmesan cheese!!

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Here are some pictures from our long walk with the dogs Saturday evening.  We stayed out late and it got too dark to keep taking pictures.  I practiced on the Exposaroonie theme (lines), even though I had already submitted a picture.

 

 

In case you missed it in the first photo up there, we put Guinness in a little doggie backpack and made him carry the water bottles that we used for them.  We hoped the extra weight would help him wear down faster.  I’m not really sure if it worked, maybe we’ll try something heavier next time.

 

Here are some other random photos from our walk:

How do birds get nicer houses than me??

 

There were not one, but two pairs of shoes on the power lines:

Random Graffiti:

It’s a video camera and it says “THEY RE WATCHIN”

After our walk, we went home and made dinner and on-demanded “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan“, which was funnier than I had anticipated, but not Adam Sandler’s best.

Sunday, Will had to work SB and I took some “texture” photos for the next Exposaroonie Challenge. Speaking of Exposaroonie, the voting is open for “Lines”, so go vote for you favorite!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Three Years

Here’s to us, baby!!! I love you!

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Veggie Pizza

As promised:

Here we all the cut up veggies and some fresh mozzarella (I’m really not sure why Will cut the ENTIRE ball of mozzarella, but it was good n’ cheesy)

And here is the pizza crust that Will made after he had pre-cooked it a little. (we like crispy crust)

Here is it with Ashley’s pizza sauce :

With the toppings(if you notice, the bell peppers are only on half – Will doesn’t like them):

And the finished product:

Here is my favorite Chef (who needs a haircut):

The pizza was delicious, but we both felt like it was too much cheese, so the next time, it will be half that amount…..mmmm….my mouth is watering now just thinking about that pizza.

**As some of you may notice, I have made a new copyright/watermark….and if you look closely, you can see that I misspelled photos as ‘phots’….yeah….I’m an idiot.  I didn’t notice it until AFTER I had edited all these photos and the photos for Furday Friday this week and I really didn’t feel like going back and doing it again.  I did fix the brush in photoshop, so no other pictures (after Furday Friday) will be misspelled!!**

I know this has nothing to do with pizza, but I wanted to share a photo with you that I snapped later that night….it’s one of my favorites.  Do you think I should be jealous of the dog??

 

Miss Me?

After an unintentional hiatus, I’m back!!  Apparently in my absence, I missed Nik over at Prose and Converse closing up shop (very sad), a video blogging challenge over at Ashley’s  blog, a Furday Friday and Mundane Monday, and the opportunity to ask Steph some crazy questions, and not to mention I still haven’t written my guest post for Christina yet!! Wow!!  I better get busy!

This past weekend was the Disney Vacation Weekend that his parents ended up giving me as a belated birthday present due to poor financial backing on our end.  They were determined that we go and ended up supporting us all weekend.  I feel kinda guilty, but we needed a vacation and it was great to see the family, so I can’t be too upset about it.

Here is our weekend in pictures (you didn’t think I’d forget my camera, did you?):

Here we are on the ferry on our way to the Magic Kingdom where we spent our entire first day.  Friday was Morgan’s Birthday, she turned 11.  This is Will with his little brother Ryan, and little sister Morgan. 

Will and his dad on the ferry ride over:

Since it was Morgan’s birthday, we did what she wanted to do first.  Of course, being 11 and a complete roller coaster baby, she chose the teacups:

Will with his determination to make either Ryan or I sick from the spinning:

And then we went to the Dumbo ride, but the line was waaaayyyyy to long, so we decided to try that later in the day since all the little kids would be tired and the line would (hopefully) be shorter.

I don’t remember what we did next, but I did manage to get some random photos in:

Not only is there a gift shop at the end of every ride, but there is also one like every 5 feet.  You think this is on purpose, or maybe they haven’t noticed??

Consumerism at it’s best:

In the Cinderella Gift Shop is a replica of the castle:

Halloween statues were out:

We finally made our way back to the Dumbo ride and as you can see:

Like Father

Like Son

Makes me so proud!!  Here’s some other random touristy goodness:

The Haunted Mansion Ride where Morgan had her first  meltdown because she was “scared”

And my last shot Saturday night leaving the MGM Studios:

Even with my “night” setting and changing the aperture, it was still a little blurry around the lights, but I’m pretty proud of it.  I think this is my favorite photo from the almost 200 I took.  Most of them are from the first day at the Magic Kingdom, I mostly carried the damn camera bag around Saturday, but I didn’t feel too inspired that day.  I’m going to go check out all the video blogs, write a guest post for Christina, and start drafting a Furday Friday post for this Friday.  I hope you guys missed me cause I missed you!

Compatibility

For those of you who don’t know me personally (or IRL as the blogging community writes it)  then i have a (somewhat) interesting story for you today!!  It is the story of how Will and I came to be a couple. 

Will and I met circa 1997ish.  I was working as a shift manager at the local Schlotzsky’s Deli when a friend of Will’s recommended him for a job there.  The first day that Will started, he was left to ME to show around and “train”.  His first interaction with me he SWEARS that I was cursing Winn (the creepy, inappropriate, watching-p0rn-on-the-office-computer, black-albino manager) because he always had me do everything while he went and “pulled his pork” in the office.  Will was apparently terrified, but also slightly intrigued by me.  While the next few interactions between us are nothing to write home about and because I don’t really remember them, I’ll skip ahead a few weeks/months/whatever to a random Friday night when I REALLY wanted to go see Urban Legend (don’t judge me) and none of my friends wanted to go, but I didn’t have a license at that point (another post for another day) and I apparently hijacked Will and his Mom’s car (known from here on out as the Momobile) and demanded that he go see this movie with me.  Now, this is a pivotal moment, for it defines the rest of our relationship; I demand, he gives in.  A good arrangement, no? 

So, Will and I had our first “date” of sorts, and quickly became best friends.  We were there for each other through other relationships, high school graduations, parental problems, college, and he was there for me when all three of my remaining grandparents passed away.  In 2001, we decided to become roommates, so we got an apartment together in Peachtree City with another friend of mine.  That situation lasted about 3 months before it fell apart, so we transferred into a two bedroom apartment and lived there together for 2 years total.  During this time, some small things shifted in our relationship and Will developed feelings for me that I didn’t reciprocate right away which led to hurt feelings and unnecessary drama between the two of us.  Eventually, it was decided that he would be moving out on his own and our friendship really suffered.  We didn’t really speak for about a year, which was really hard for me because Will was my best friend and I felt really bad about hurting him.  

Flash forward to the end of that torturous year and to an (un)fortunate* series of events that left Will fired from his job at the hospital he had been working for, and pulling double duty as a server and doing his first stint at a SB just to make ends meet.  I happened to casually mention this to my Mom who automatically offers Will a job at the lumber company and this is how Will and I started talking again.  (Un)fortunately**, Will didn’t last long at the lumber company but did find his current career path in Medical Pimping (or Nurse Recruiting, whatever) where he “rents” women to facilities by the hour.  After a few months of hanging out with Will again, I just knew in my heart that I couldn’t ever be without him again (plus he grew out that horrible go tee and grew in that awesome, sexy beard***) and so we tentatively started “dating”; which is kind of what we were already doing, minus hand holding and kissing and all that other gross stuff.    And the rest, as they say, is history.  Why did I divulge all this information to you, you ask??  Well, I happened upon a compatibility tool on Yahoo! (yes, I’m bored at work) and decided to see how accurate it was.  Well, check it out for yourself: 

Virgo (ME!! 9/22) and Taurus (Will 5/19)

Taurus & Virgo

When Taurus and Virgo come together in a love affair, it’s a union of innate practicality. Both of these Signs employ practicality in their daily lives as the most efficient means to most problems. They can be quite sincere and devoted to one another; as people, both have a great deal of integrity. Virgo likes Taurus’s strength and dedication while Taurus appreciates Virgo’s quick mind.

Due to Virgo’s naturally cautious nature, this relationship can take awhile to develop, (HA! That is an understatement) but once it’s established that both partners are in it for the long haul, it’s like a runaway locomotive, running on its own power and difficult to stop. These two Signs have much in common: They highly value common sense and practicality; they’re both materialistic but work hard for the creature comforts they so enjoy. Taurus is more sensual and indulgent than Virgo is; Virgo tends to be the inhibiting force in the relationship, tending not to get involved in the chaos of life in favor of analyzing all available options. Virgo’s analysis leads to criticism (Me, nag or criticize? Never!),which Taurus can tend to take too seriously. Conversely, Taurus’s stubborn (as hell) nature can get on Virgo’s nerves, causing Virgo to criticize even more! This pair must take care not to take one another too seriously. The good thing is, they’re similar enough that they can learn to be patient with one another, especially Virgo, who loves to indulge Taurus’s penchant for fine treatment and good food.

Taurus is ruled by Venus (Love and Money) and Virgo is ruled by Mercury (Communication). Both of these Planets are close to the Sun, so they’re closely related though they seem very different. Venus is physical; it’s about romance and sensuality, both of which are important to Taurus. Mercury is about communication and it’s androgynous — Virgo will take on the form that it chooses. Virgo is very good at understanding other people and can easily learn to be the romantic and sensual partner that Taurus loves. Both partners are so devoted and romantic, their arguments surely won’t focus on those issues.

Taurus and Virgo are both Earth Signs. Earth Signs are steady and practical, concerned with possessions. Taurus and Virgo together love to surround themselves with beautiful things — an opulent home, gorgeous artwork, classy cars. Their love of luxury and their desire to be financially secure ensure that this couple will work hard who never overspend. (Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!! If that were only true)

Taurus is a Fixed Sign and Virgo is a Mutable Sign. Taurus is stubborn and tends to make up their mind for good; more flexible Virgo can help teach Taurus the value in bending the mind a bit — when it’s practical, of course.

What’s the best aspect of the Taurus-Virgo relationship? Their dedication to working toward the same goals. Both partners enjoy luxury and nice things, and Virgo likes helping Taurus achieve their goals. Their common interests and desires make theirs a highly compatible relationship.

Creepy accurate, right? So there you have it, folks – Will and I in a nutshell. Go do one for yourself and leave a comment letting me know if yours was accurate/way off the mark!

 * It’s only unfortunate because he got fired and had to work two jobs, but fortunate because it was the event that put us back into each others lives.

** It’s unfortunate because it didn’t work out, but if he hadn’t gotten fired, then I wouldn’t have been hired and gotten out of doing resturaunt management.

*** As condition of our relationship agreement, he can NEVER under any circumstances shave his beard.  I love the beard and if it goes, I go.

Blatent Product Placement

Since the holiday weekend flew by and I wake up today to find that it is already Wednesday, I had a small panic attack when I realized how long it had been since I had posted or checked in on anyone in the blogosphere.  Now that I have gone trough and read everyone’s post andI feel fully informed, let me tell you about our weekend. Er, MY weekend. 

Friday night we met up with April andJames at a local bar/club.  April’s best friend Chantelle was in town from London and they decided to invite us along (more James, I’m sure .  He didn’t want to be the only guy there.)  Naturally, we oblige and when we get there, Kelly is there and she is another friend of April’s who I’ve never met, but Will has and they don’t really get along too well.  Plenty of alcohol is involved on everyone’s part (except mine) and as the night progresses, I realize how much I hate bars/clubs.  People get too drunk and make HUGE fools of themselves.  I know this next part may sound a little bit harsh and judgemental on my part – but oh well.  At one point we were inside at the bar right in front of the DJ booth when in walks a Desperate Cougar with her obviously recent 21 year old daughter.  D.C. and daughter proceed to drink too much and LITERALLY grind on one another for everyone’s “enjoyment”.  It was very, very sad.  I feel guilty about feeling so disgusted by this scene because I’m sure that D.C. has recently gone through a hard divorce, (where she obvs got a decent settlement b/c she was PLASTIC from head to toe. So much so that her face looked creepy and un-natural), has very low self-esteem and just wants to feel attractive again, and she prob. feels comfortable out with her daughter.  To me, these all seem plausible explanations as to why she could be there, but she REEKED of desperation, like she was just emulating the “fun” she sees on a cheesey Girls Gone Wild video tape – WITH HER DAUGHTER.  Now, I know that plenty of people meet in a bar, but how often, really is it a quality relationship?? Aren’t those the usual one night stands?? If you really want to “date” someone, personally, I feel like you should go places that people your age tendto be.  The only person even close to D.C.’s age was a random drunk guy who kept staring at all the young girls in an inappropriate, molesting kind of way. SO – to wrap this rant – James, Kelley, and Chantelle all got waaayyy to drunk, James puked and we all went home.  The best part of the night was April, Will and I sitting there making fun of the drunk people we were with and watching as the look of comprehension crossed their faces. 

Saturday and Sunday Will had to work at SB, so I decided to start reading the series that Will’s boss lent me.  She found out that I LOVE Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so she sent The Twilight series home with Will for me to read because she thought I would like them and she was wrong – I LOVE THEM!!  You can check out the official website here.  I am a quick reader and I read the entire first book Saturday, the entire second book Sunday, and MOST of the third book Monday.  Because I had to go back to work, I just finished the third one tonight, but I highly recommend this series.

Monday, when I wasn’t reading and boring Will to death, we went to the local Zoo here to take some photos with Shawn a friend Will made at SB who also happens to be into photography as well.  You can check out his blog or his flickr if you are interested in see any of his shots from that day.  I’m going to edit mine soon, so hopefully they will be up before next week!  After the zoo, Will and I went grocery shopping, and I discovered some little jewels I’d like to share with any of you lovely ladies for your PMS time:

 

 

For those days when you really want something salty, but you don’t want to over-do it, I highly recommend this popcorn.  It comes in Mini-bags to help prevent over snacking, but I’m sure once you taste it, you’ll want to consume the whole box at once.  The Simply Salted it really good too.

And for that chocolate fix:

ice cream

 

This is Publix brand Chocolate Trinity Ice Cream.  Dark chocolate ice cream with chocolate ribbons and chocolate fudge cups.  Translation:  Heaven on Earth.

Now that I’ve left you drooling on your keyboard, I’m going to edit some pictures!

20 Something Bloggers

So I joined a new community the other day and am finally getting around to setting it all up.  Go check it out:

 

The image was made by dutchess of kickball, go check out her blog now, I’ll wait.

Adorable, right?  Anyhow, I’m going to be updating my blogroll very soon to show all the blogs I frequent daily if anyone is interested.  Until then, I’m just wasting time working until it’s time to go home for the day.

Yesterday when I got home, there was a notice on our door that ‘maintenance men’ would be entering our apartment to look into our attic spaces and to have all pets secured in the downstairs because they would be working upstairs.  This letter made me panic in a way that IS NOT NORMAL.  See, we have 4 animals in one town home and only 1 of them is registered and paid for.  Plus there is a 2 pet maximum. See why I get nervous?? So the first thing I did was frantically check the neighbors doors to see if any of them had the same letter in their door or if we were being singled out because someone had ratted us out and the “attic” reason was just an excuse for them to come inside, see our pets, and evict us.  Well, two other doors had letters stuck in them, so I relaxed a little and went inside.  When I went upstairs to change, I looked all around for some attic access and found none.  Not even in the closets.  Of course, my paranoia radar spiked again and I called Will all freaked out.  He assured me that it was okay and that we wouldn’t be evicted that he was sure it was the maintenance guys (who have been in our home before to change a light bulb that took 6 weeks to get) so I calmed down a little.  After that, I became aware of how DIRTY our house was and how much it needed to be cleaned because I couldn’t have a perfect stranger come in and see that the toilets needed scrubbing or that dust had collected on the entertainment center or my hairbrush on the counter in my bathroom, that is just unacceptable.  After dinner, Will and I detail-cleaned.  You know the kind of cleaning you do when you know people are coming over to your house and you want to make the best impression possible.  It took us about an hour and a half until I was satisfied and could relax again.  (don’t judge me, I know I’m not the only one)

Here’s hoping when I get home we’re not evicted!!

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