{the story of a girl}

Friday, July 25, 2008

One month from today...

I turn 32. Wow. How'd that happen? The years just fly by. Yesireee they do.

Hunter D

This isn't the best picture of me, but that little guy I've got snuggled in my arms is the cutest thing ever. Still can't be around him without cuddling him...neither can anyone else in the family. This munchkin is never going to want for hugs and kisses and people to cuddle with. He's starting to smile and hold his head up and laugh. And he loves tongues! I can entertain him for hours just by making silly faces and sticking out my tongue. It's fantastic.

Hunter also has his own playlist on my iTunes: Hunter's Tunes. Since I've never really been around kids, I'm slowly building Hunter's list. The piece-de-resistance of the list thus far? The Rainbow Connection by Sarah McLachlan. After all, it may be Hunter's playlist but it's still MY iTunes. :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sink your teeth into this...

I've always had issues with my teeth. For one, they aren't the whitest. For another, I chipped the front top tooth years ago. And third, I have vampire fangs for eye teeth- they are pointed and sharp and used to be really cool but not so much anymore.

So today, at my FOURTH dentist appoint to finish the root canal/crown that was started in MARCH, my dentist graciously did some filing. My front teeth are no longer terribly uneven. Or jagged. And I no longer have sharp, pointy incisors. I look as if I've had thousands of dollars of orthodontia done. But it was really only three minutes with a dental file and FREE. I *heart* my dentist! They are even going to give me a deal on teeth whitening.

Maybe I'll start smiling in pictures now.

Oh, and I broke down and ordered the Batman Begins Limited Edition Gift Set. I couldn't resist.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I hate it when I'm shortsighted. Usually I'm a sort of "research junkie" and look things I want to buy up on the Internet to find the best deal. Sunday, after seeing The Dark Knight the night before, I decided I wanted to buy the Batman Begins DVD instead of just watching the recorded version on my TiVo (I also wanted to take Batman Begins home to my parents house this week so they could see it before we see the second one). I just happened to be in Wal-Mart and saw BB for $10...so I bought it and enjoyed some quality time with Bruce Wayne/Batman/Christian Bale.

Then, yesterday, I received an e-mail from Amazon advertising the Batman Begins Limited Edition Gift Set for $28.99. I didn't even know there was a gift set out there. Now I'm bummed that I bought the skimpy version and am missing out on all the extra Batman goodness contained in the gift set. Sigh...

Monday, July 21, 2008

Weekend re-cap (and other randomness)

Did you see The Dark Knight this weekend? NO?!?!?!?! You must go see it. Fantastic movie. I was totally blown away by Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker. He was funny and creepy and a complete sociopath. Good stuff. And what about Christian? Well, Christian was amazing as always. The movie was much darker than I expected with more violence than the first (in my opinion). Although I think the directors/producers did a good job of "moderating" the violence (meaning there were several scenes where the blood, guts and gore could have really gotten out-of-hand and it didn't). I was also impressed with the message that "human nature is basically good" (can't go into more detail otherwise I would be spoiling it). I can't wait to see the movie again next week with my parents.

Bought this cute little gift set from Philosophy called Surfer Girl. Smells like the tropics and makes my skin shimmer. Love it.
Vacation is almost here! I leave Friday for 10 days of wonderful Wyoming weather (it's supposed to be 77 degrees and raining when I land Friday night) and relaxation. With everything that's been going on, I'm truly looking forward to getting away, visiting my parents and taking it easy. I'm playing in a two-day golf tournament with Mom and Dad and I are heading up the Grays to do some fishing. I've also got plans to hike up in Teton Park, eat at Bubba's, and visit my Granny. Oh, and the important part? Sitting on the porch swing, looking at the mountains and not thinking about anything. That's the MOST important part. :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


If you've not seen Penelope, take my advice and buy the DVD today (it's $16.99 at Target but $19.99 at Wal-Mart). I loved this movie. The story, the characters, the colors, the set- all fantastic. As a little added bonus, behind-the-scenes footage and a new trailer of Twilight are included on the disc.

Friday, July 11, 2008


As I continue to purge my apartment of unwanted items (or attempt to, anyway), I find the oddest things. For example, last night I found the very first 'teen' magazine my mother ever bought me: Teen- August 1987. Of course, I was only 10 years old at the time and obviously not a teen, but whatever.

I give you the fashion of 1987:
And let's not forget about the stunning shades of make-up:

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

It's Tuesday.

And why that's remarkable, I don't know.

* New reading recommendation: The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow. Wicked good book.
* After my brother passed away, I grew close to his buddies. A year later, my family moved to Arizona and I began writing to one of these guys and continued to do so for almost ten years. A couple of weeks ago I began cleaning out my apartment and came across a bundle of letters, postcards, etc. tucked away in a box under my bed. As I read through the letters, it amazed me how much I've changed in the nineteen years since my brother passed away. Memories of my brother were swirling in mind and I couldnt help but think of how different my life would be if he were still alive.
* If this was my backyard, I would never leave it.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Quote of the day

"We must get our hearts broken sometimes. This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something. " - from Eat Pray Love

That quote is keeping me sane right now. Well, the quote, a best friend who doesn't mind a wreck-of-a-girl (that would be me) constantly calling, Snicker's 100-calorie bars and a good crime novel with a surf bum hero. Gotta love the simple things.

Oh, and retail therapy. Can't forget retail therapy.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Because one is never enough


Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Or maybe it was just me.