Thursday, May 29, 2008

Where to begin...

I think we will start at the beginning. After a lovely 5 hour flight, we landed safely in Phoenix and headed to Enterprise to pick-up our rental car. We had a reservation for a compact. Getting this car turned into a drinking game. Every time, the desk dude says compact please proceed to drink.

Desk dude (DD): I have you down for a COMPACT for 4 days, correct.
B: yes
DD: We are offering a double upgrade special, are you interested in upgrading your COMPACT. You know it does not have power windows, a CD player, power steering, power brakes, or an engine (ok, I am exaggerating here).
B: That is fine.
DD: Will anyone else be driving the COMPACT? You know your wife can drive the COMPACT for no additional charge.
B: Great.
DD: So you just want to keep the COMPACT and not upgrade the COMPACT?
DD: Okay, then you can pick-up your COMPACT by going down the hall and taking the escalator to the lower level. This is where your COMPACT will be waiting. Enjoy your COMPACT!

We proceeded to the lower level, where we were greeted by Chad. Now Chad visited Baltimore once and wanted to know if he returned where he should go. So we chatted with him about the things to do and where to eat and then he unleashed the sales pitch. Something about us needing extra insurance in case we were to damage the car. We mentioned that we had car insurance, but he insisted that damage can happen HERE and HERE, HERE and HERE, HERE and HERE. Dude, just kept going and pointing to the windshield and the hood, over and over. Yeah, we get it, cars tend to get hit by rocks which might dent the hood or crack the windshield. That’s great, but we have insurance. Then he gives us the hard sell, “You know if you damage the car, we will be collecting your deductible from you in cash.” Let me call a BS on that one! Last time I checked, if I damage a car my insurance company will handle it and I will be paying my deductible to them. So Chad, you can take your Chadinese and bite ME!

Thanks goodness, in 30 minutes we met Sherry at Z Tejas and she had ordered us Chambord Ritas (Chambord liqueur floated on top of a Margarita).

Oh, here is a picture of our COMPACT!!!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Horse Pill

The Kid came home with some calcium pills that were in the goodie bags at his last race. I greedily grabbed them and danced around singing “mine, mine, mine”. Last night I decided it was time to start taking these pills. Here’s how that went.

EL: Oh my god, these pills are flipping huge!
BL: Let me see, let me see.
EL: Seriously, I am not sure if these are pills or suppositories, maybe I should read the directions.

After reading the directions and being certain that I was suppose to take the pills orally, I proceeded to take a sip of water, but started laughing hysterically before I could swallow the pill. BL yelled at me to spit it out before I choked, which only made me laugh more. I did finally get the pill down, but do not look forward to taking the next one, but I know they are good for me, so I will. The things we women do…

Monday, May 19, 2008

Banana Porn

Who doesn't love the banana (well maybe not sailors), but bananas are delicious and they are good for you. I love packing a banana in my lunch, but since I no longer carry my Smurfs or Dukes of Hazard lunchbox, the bananas sometimes get bruised in transit. Today I discovered that there are many of products specifically for banana transport.

These all seem to be great solutions for transporting bruise-free bananas, this product though just doesn't work for me. Can you imagine seeing this on your co-workers desk? Hmmmm

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dead sexy

Kind of an inappropriate title since I am talking about my cousin, but if you don't make someone uncomfortable you didn't go far enough. Anyway, this pictures is from the 2007 Columbia Triathlon.

I post this because this weekend is the 2008 Columbia Triathlon and my cousin is going to murder it. Sunday we will be in Columbia to cheer him on and I was thinking I should give him a gift to encourage him. What do you think of these seat covers? How legit would he look riding the course with a bear, dog, or goat (?) between his legs. You would be intimidated!


We just purchased this new painting for our living room and I am completely in love with it. If I felt better I would spend my evenings staring at it from different angles, instead I am spending my time staring at the back of my eyelids waiting for the NyQuil hallucinations to start.

Just to be a bit more boastful, that awesome bench was designed and built by my husband. My Mom and I made the cushion. It took us 8+ hours to sew the slipcover, but I think the end product is phenomenal.

The painting was purchased at Pad in Fells Point, for more information go to

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Random Thought

Keeps hot things hot and cold things does it know?

Mmmm, popcorn

Goes great with a Dr. Pepper lipsmacker.

Men and Movies

Why do men think it is acceptable to start watching a movie when it is half over?? For example, in my house the two men decided to start watching a certain war movie this weekend. Mr. Loaf commented that he enjoyed the opening scenes, so we watched the first 20 minutes of the movie. Then we decided to watch a show about Killer Ice (put hands above head and start screaming as you run in circles). A hour later, we resumed watching the war movie which had 45 minutes left. I questioned the point of watching something that was half over and I was scoffed at for not getting it.

Breakfast of Champions

Make mine green, as in mucus...that's right another sinus infection. Nothing like waking up to a breakfast of phlegm.