May 27, 2009

Heading off to Seattle - where I do not drive!
Super Awesome Boyfriend will drive there.... however...
*looks around and whispers*
he scares me

So we ride METRO! Go Go Sound Transit Express Bus Service to downtown Seattle.
Only $2.50 per person as it is a 2 zone (wtf) ride - the damn transfer BETTER get me back or I am not going to be a happy camper!!

Watching down the road for the bus - c'mon 545! or was that 454?

They are building a bunch of new buildings around the Transit Center - it used to be the PARK and RIDE however, there isn't anywhere to park here anymore - not until they are done with all this crap at least...

Oh look! We are finally on the bus! Semi-cushy ride on the ST - not so cushy if we were on the Metro..

And here we have arrived at the Lawyer Dude's office. I love past tenants being all Butthurt Betties and having to sue us - where us really means Super Awesome Boyfriend as my name was removed ha!

Oh look - it's deposition time. I'm not sure if I was supposed to take pictures into the room but nobody told me not to and I didn't see any signs about photography!

OK so I found this HILARIOUS! I was reading a book from 1991 about Seattle and they had a Microsoft section where they talked about William Gates III and his company. (Note the lack of calling him Bill) And OMG look at those computers in that picture!?!
According to Wikipedia Microsoft has "Employees: 89,809 in 105 countries
(2008)" ( so I am guessing that they are higher than the 4,000 now here in "Microsoftville".

Heading back to the Eastside YAY! Wow - there are some tall buildings down here and LOOK it's one of Seattle's finest standing in front of the Verizon Store - I think he may be texting actually!

I had to share the view across the lake on our way back. I love all of the awesomeness of this area - mountains, lakes, oceans, deserts, it's all here right in my backyard!

May 21, 2009

Off to camp

WOW i forgot to post this.. so now that we are HOME i will post it haha

May 20, 2009

Crack Monkey Drivers and Crappy BK

OK we stopped at Burger King (ew) and got some food since Super Awesome Boyfriend was driving and HE made the decision..
Did you ever notice that the food you actually get never looks anything like the burger they show on the menu? Amazing!

Not only did my burger LOOK like crap it was cold and tasted like crap - but let me tell you boys and girls, no way was I going to go have them get me a new one. I KNOW how that works! I used to work at one of them there fast food joints and spitting in the food is all in a day's work! I have seen it, never done it.. I'm much too much of a sweet sweet angel to do something like that!

Then, upon leaving and heading out into the looovely (insert eye roll here) Eastside traffic we encountered our first of several Crack Monkey Drivers.
This young lady obviously can not read the directional signs as it is clearly stated when leaving the Burger King parking lot that you can not turn left, you must turn right, go down a half a block and use the U Turn that they added for such endeavors - which WE did, and upon coming back past the BK Crack Monkey Driver number 1 pulls out in front of us, going up on the yellow raised curb median thing which was supposed to prevent such things. After that lovely manuver, she then proceeds to head onto Highway 520 in front of us driving a slow as a 90 year old grandmother while eating her burger.
Needless to say Super Awesome Boyfriend passed her lickety split.

Our next Crack Monkey Driver Contestant managed to RACE from the fast lane on the freeway into the exit only lane on the right directly in front of us.
I can only hope that he rides his bike that he is packing along in such a manner and that I happen to come upon him doing such things again.
Bike vs Mini Van, 10 to 1 I win that competition!

And here we have the Largest (litereally) Crack Monkey Driver of the 3.
Meet Mr. Sunbelt Rentals truck driver that apparently does not need to heed such warnings as Stop signs and other traffic on the roadways.
He is obviously from the school of "Bigger wins" and doesn't mind sharing that knowledge with the other drivers on the road.

May 19, 2009

Oh the fun of taking someone to a doctors appointment and waiting to drive their drugged butt home.
At least there is a coffee shop and I remembered a book!

Another glorious Spring day in the Pacific NorthWET!

May 18, 2009

Well today has been an eventful day.
Went to the mailbox.. had 2 checks for surveys from OpinionOutpost, a Gillette Fusion Phenom razor, a Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer, a sample of Head and Shoulders Shampoo and Conditioner and a sample of Volpi Italian Dry Salami....

AND my bank statement...
along with my bank statement was Bank of America's "Important Information Regarding Changes to Your Account" and in said Important Information was this little bit which basically said Hey! Your free checking isn't going to be free anymore - in fact, it is going to cost you $9.95 a month to put up with our bullshit..
oh no no no
So I went on down to the hard to get into and out of branch here and closed my account, drove directly over to the nice to get into and out of WaMu/Chase branch and opened a new one.
Screw BoA..

May 15, 2009

using the night setting never works out well

Friday night redneck fire... Nothing better!

Especially for Marvin!

I am SO proud of you for actually SPENDING some money and DOING IT ONLINE!
well not IT it.. but it as in buying a certificate!


(edited to add: If you were spending money and doing "it" online then your name would be SPANKY!)

70% Off certificates at

OK so has some good deals on certificates for dinners.
I was leery at first when I bought one, but I figured for $2 at the time I may as well try.

Anyhow, you go there and you buy a $25 certificate for a local restaurant you like or want to try and usually it costs $10.
You take that certificate with you and have to order like $35 worth of food and then you get the $25 off your order. (all of that is covered in the "fine print" which you can see before you get the certificate)

Well, if you get over there before tomorrow (Saturday May 16th) and use code "TASTY" (without the quotes) at checkout, then the $25 will only cost you $3 which is a damn fine deal if you ask me!

Stimulate the economy, support your local food establishments, eat out and GO GO GO!

May 14, 2009

Pretty doesn't always mean anything

aww dinner - doesn't it look nice? All festive and colorful and cheesymeltyyum?

Obviously looks can be deceiving HA!

Vegetarian Mexican Lasagna:
Tortilla Shells
Pinto Beans
Baby Spinach
and it was not well liked. Well, I didn't hate it, but then I LOOOOVE cilantro - however the Super Awesome boyfriend does NOT.. at all.. ooops I forgot that again huh..
He was a trooper and ate a plate but the faces he made said it all...
See what happens when dinner is left up to me and it isn't some sort of chicken?!?!

Guess you will learn next time huh!

May 13, 2009

Poor Kitteh

It was kitty shaving day..
Poor Dozer...

Here we have Dad going at him with the razor..

Closer -

He actually doesn't mind this too much.
He just really gets tired of it after a while

and here we have PILE O EXTRA KITTEH

He was quite the harry monster!

Now.. PROOF why we have never done any animal grooming and the real reason that Cocoa and Annie go to the groomers and we pay so much!

The poor baby.. he can't find anywhere to lay down because IT'S COLD ON HIS BELLEH!


He is horribly uneven and looks pretty crappy but YAY no more mats and even better YAY no super extra expensive costs at the groomer just because he is an insane crazy Siamese!

May 12, 2009


(that's what she said)
I couldn't resist!

Well I forgot to share my Mother's Day flower!
I LOVE LOVE Carnations and this one is yellow with pink tips!

It makes me smile so much!

OK the super awesome boyfriend is making Pork for dinner!
AND because the dogs are super spoiled brats, they are getting their own piece (to share)
They liked to hear of this getting dead pig deal
Cocoa likes it so much he can't keep his tongue in his mouth!

Annie, on the other hand, can not look away!

Spoiled spoiled dogs!

OK on to the sample of coffee I got from Dunkin' Donuts -
Now, I don't think I am a coffee snob or anything but ...
It looked like tanish water/weak tea and tasted like - eraser dust..
you know, that taste you get when you chew on the eraser end of a pencil on accident.
Yeah.. that's the one!
I am glad this was 'sampled' before being bought - saved myself some cash!

Dental visits up the ying yang today! First to the orthodontists to take off kiddos bands, then to fancyschmancy dental office for cleaning and checkup, then back to orthodontist to put bands back on! Just had to share the "look" of the dentists.. THIS is why it costs more.. rawr!

Coffee, Tea, Cookies, Apples, Cider, other random stuff.. munchie central!

And here we have our beeeeee-u-tiful fountain/waterfall/etched glass artist thing...

Let's not forget the view down into the MALL.. yes, mall - the crazy dentist is in the mall!

Oh and my cup of coffee, like I wasn't going to have some when they are offering it free! However I did NOT have a cookie - I am on to that trick! "Hey - have a cookie or twelve! Oh my! You need your teeth cleaned and now all these filling are needed - have you been eating sweets again??"


Also - oh how I wish insurance would have covered the Invisalign Teen. The time, effort and issues it would have saved!

May 10, 2009

Mother's Day dinner! Best part... it was a $40 dinner and we paid $15.. THANKS lol

Mother's Day spent grocery shopping but yay! saved 38%... not bad but i usually do much better without the teenager with me haha!

May 9, 2009

Good Mail Day!

Well today was a good mail day..
The postman delivered the shampoo and conditioner that I am supposed to be doing research on for the next two weeks - it smells YUMMY!

I also got my free sample of Dunkin Donuts coffee and have made a cup to have with my pizza for dinner ... I am a coffee addict so sue me..

And the boyfriend got his free year subscription to Maxim - boy is HE a happy camper HA!!

Oh and I totally forgot but yesterday I got the PDA thing from a company that wants me to track my snack eating for the next 2 weeks too!
And Monday I start some sort of trial for Loreal Cosmetics..
Been a good week so far!

May 8, 2009

Late night ice cream runs are lol