Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A Brazilian Flair

We tried a new restaurant on Friday night, Sampaio's. They serve Brazilian food, which honestly tasted like normal American food but the descriptions sound Brazilian. I ordered the Bobo de Camarao, which is sauteed jumbo shrimp in a spicy dende yucca sauce with onion, tomatoes and peppers, served over rice. The food was quite tasty. Jim ordered the special which was pecan and parmesan crusted salmon with a jalapeno cream sauce. I was impressed with our food, however not so impressed with our service. It wasn't terrible, but I got the distinct feeling that our waitress could have cared less that I was sitting across from Jim. She made sure he had enough Sangria and that he liked his meal, while she hardly looked my way. I mean, come on! I'm right freaking there sitting across from the man that you are flirting with! It was so obvious that Jim and I would giggle after she left the table. Flirt with my husband if you want, but damn bitch, make sure I have water to drink (my dish was spicy so I drank the water fast)!! :) Poor thing didn't realize that I was paying the bill :)

Anywoo, overall the meal was very good and would suggest it for my friends!!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

We spent Sunday at the lake with friends. Our friend Nick so graciously took us out for a day on the lake. The weather turned out to be a little crappy and cut our day short. We spent most of our time in Devils Cove, where we tied up to other boats, ate their jello shots, and then had fun with our friends! Here are some pictures:

From the always amusing topfive.com's June 26, 2000, edition:

The Top 17 Ways to Tell Someone Their Fly Is Unzipped

You've got Windows on your laptop.

Sailor Ned's trying to take a little shore leave.

Your dork is ajar.

Quasimodo needs to go back in the tower and tend to his bells.

I can see your Gap dancers.

Paging Mr. Johnson... Paging Mr. Johnson...

Your pod bay door is open, Hal.

Elvis Junior has left the building!

Mini Me is making a break for the escape pod.

Ensign Hanes is reporting a hull breach on the lower deck, sir.

Captain, sensors detect a wormhole in the forward quadrant!

Lil' Shaq's at the free show line.

You've got your fly set for "Monica" instead of "Hillary."

Your closet door is open and Donato's peeking out.

You've got a security breach at Los Pantalones.

I see you have an opening in senior management.

and the Number 1 Way to Tell Someone Their Fly Is Unzipped...

Our next guest is someone who needs no introduction.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Environmentally Friendly Items

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The Amazing SkooperBox

One of the requirements of dog ownership is properly disposing of your darling doggie's poos that he deposits hither and thither during the evening walk. If you don't properly dispose of the poo, you could be looking at a major fine -- depending on what city you're in. But plastic bags are so environmentally-unfriendly. What to do?Some very smart people in California have created the environmentally-friendly SkooperBox, which is made of recycled paper. You pop open the ergonomically designed box, scoop the poo, and throw away the box. The box clips onto your dog's leash, so you don't even have to carry it. The site informs us that Skooperbox breaks down in two days and is completely biodegradable, unlike plastic bags which take 1,000 years to degrade in landfills

I will say that after looking at the website, the boxes seem kind of small. There are times when Chewie could fill at least 2 of those boxes :)

You can find the Skooper Box at Skooperbox.com. 30 Skooperboxes cost $11.99.

Thanks for the info shoppingblog.com!!
If the weather is nice, we'll be going on a friends boat tomorrow. Shit. I still have a ba-donka-donk butt that I am positive won't look great in a bikini. Damn.
Congratulations are in order!!!!!!!!!!!!

During my weekend of drinking, dancing naked men, drinking, and dancing at a gay club,,,,,,,,,, one of my friends got engaged in the perfect setting! What girl doesn't want to get engaged while in Central Park!?!?!? Courtney was the lucky lady!!! Matt finally popped the question, and she said yes!!

I wish these two the best,,,, and I can't wait for the wedding!!! :)

Friday, May 25, 2007

We have a new Baby in the group!!!

Little Hannah Grace was born on Wednesday May 16th! Kelly and Derrick are so lucky to have such a beautiful little daughter!!!

Artsy Fartsy

I took some other pictures while in Dallas that I haven't posted yet. I was messing with the camera settings, trying to get pictures with a different "glow" or look. Here you go....

Look out folks, we have a DOUBLE birthday!

Actually, we had a double birthday last Friday but my lazy ass is just now posting about it!!! I hope they will forgive me! My Dad and brother had a birthday on the 18th!!! It is amazing, but they BOTH turned 21!!! It is a birthday miracle!!

Sooooo, sing it with me kiddos!!

Happy Birthday to you..... Happy Birthday to you........ Happy Birthday dear Dad and Lee! Happy Birthday to yyyoooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

I wanted to throw in a picture of Cyrus, Lee's dog. He is such a sweet guy and doesn't get enough time on the blog :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

More bachelorettte pictures

Bring on the Sin

As most typical bachelorette parties, we had strippers. Oh yes, we had strippers. Two, practically hairless, pierced nipples (yuck), faked tan with bulging muscle of man meat who were shaking their ding dongs around for money. Oh, the joys of the manly body! LOL. I have plenty of blackmail type pictures but instead of saving them for another time, I'll just post them on my blog! :) Their husbands/boyfriends don't know about my blog, so I figure they are save. And the pictures will probably make you smile, if not laugh. So with that thought, here are the pictures....

Look at Ms. Kelli getting her "feel" on

Rachel is testing out the man meat

Nicole might just be my hero, working the stripper the way she wants :)

Ashely is working this man. But I have one question, he has a Chester tattoo on his arm

... is that his name?

Nice ass buddy!

Excellent Weekend

Oh lordy, I had a fun weekend! I headed up to Dallas for Kelli's bachelorette party last weekend. We stayed in an awesome hotel that overlooked downtown Dallas. Our first night was nice and relaxed, we drank and ate around the pool at the hotel. The next day we got mani's and pedi's, shopped, ate lunch, and then headed to her cousins for dinner and entertainment. :) I'll post some pictures, but will probably be in different posts since there are so many pictures :)

I was also able to visit my good friend Lisha and her little boy Drew before the festivities began. It was so good to see her and Drew. I don't get to spend enough time with her, but every time we can spend time together it is like no time has passed.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Asparagus and Artichoke Pasta with Spinach Pesto

(makes 4 servings)

1 large bunch asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 1-2 in pieces

Few handfuls of artichoke hearts, coarsley chopped if they are too large

1 chicken breast, thinly sliced (can be omitted to use as a side or vegetarian dish)

2 cloves garlic

salt and pepper,

1 tbspn olive oil

1/2 lb pasta

3-4 very large handfuls of baby spinach (probably about 3 c, I'm not sure)

1/4 c good grated parmesan

1/4 c toasted pine nuts

few tablespoons of good olive oil

squeeze of lime juice

pinch of salt if needed

1. Make pesto by mixing all ingredients from spinach on in food processor, drizzling in olive oil while processor runs.

2. While pasta is cooking, season chicken and cook over medium-high heat in a large skillet with 1 tblspn olive oil and garlic.

3. When pasta is partway cooked, add steamer insert with asparagus and artichokes and cook for a few minutes until asparagus is tender-crisp and artichokes are no longer frozen (this isn't needed if you use canned artichokes; and I honestly have never cooked fresh artichokes so I will just point you here instead of giving you advice on those). You can also steam the veggies in a separate pan, of course, I just like the fewer-dishes-is-better approach. I sprinkled a little salt and Penzey's mural of flavor on the artichokes once they were done, as I am so used to the saltiness of the canned variety.

4. Toss everything together, adding pasta water a tablespoon at a time to help the pesto coat the pasta (I ended up adding about 1/4 c, I think). Sprinkle a little parmesan and a few toasted pine nuts on top.
Yummy Summer Enjoyment!!

We went out to dinner on Saturday with Jim's family for Mother's Day. We went to Z-Teja's, which has been a favorite of mine for years. BUT, it would have been an even bigger favorite if I had known about the drink above, the Raspberry Mojito! Mojito's are tasty, but the raspberry flavor makes it delicious!!!!!! So ladies, and men, if you haven't tried one of these drinks, I highly suggest it!!! The mint and raspberry makes it a great refreshing treat for the summer!
Small Victory!

I was able to pull some pictures off of Shutterfly and get them into Photobucket!!! So here are a couple of pictures from Caden's birthday party. It was at Chucky Cheese, and yes I went :) Chucky Cheese is a scary place for any adult with or without kids :) All of the screaming and crazy kids is enough to make any sane adult human run away!! But this experience was a good one! And I'm not just saying that because my sister in-law reads the blog :) The party started at 10am, and we were the only party at Chucky Cheese!!! So the noise level was normal, and there were only about 10 kids running around. Very tolerable! :)

Here are some pictures from that morning: