Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Posted by Janine at 1:10 PM
Okay...I know that I've been such a slacker on the blogging lately. But there is nothing like detailing a death match between me and an Ellipse Sun Bed (see below) to get the blogging juices flowing once more.
So yeah...last weekend, I went to California, and, among other wonderfully fun things, Kristi and I went to Disneyland. There is a reason that place is called the Happiest Place On Earth. Um...it's because it's so happy there. I mean really...that's all there is to it.
This trip to DL was easily the best trip I've had. Why, you ask? Because I think the entire time we were there, we never waited more than 15 minutes for a ride. It was SO great. Usually, half of the Disney experience, for me anyway, is complaining about the annoying people that are surrounding me throughout my 45 minute to an hour wait per ride. This time, though...I had to leave all complaints at the door. Kristi and I arrived about 15 minutes before the park opened, and headed to the "rope" on main street where a withered old security guard keeps hooligans from entering before 8:00 sharp. We were at the very front of the crowd, so as soon as the rope dropped, we were off. We headed straight to Space Mountain, and walked right on. Then, we went over to Pirates of the Caribbean, and walked right on to that one, too. In fact, Kristi and I were the only two people on our entire boat for Pirates. Talk about weird. Then, we went over to Indiana Jones and the Haunted Mansion, respectively, both without a wait as well. It was just wild.
The rest of the day we kind of wandered around, at a leisurely pace, and definitely saw everything we wanted to see, and had time to do some things that neither of us had ever done while we were there. We got to ride all the "big" rides at least twice, and never felt rushed at all. It was a perfect day!
Posted by Janine at 12:03 PM
Friday, April 25, 2008
So I've been back from California for 4 days and have failed to blog at all about my great trip. I get it...I'm a loser. I promise to share some pictures and some stories soon! (And by soon, I mean, hopefully later today...)
Posted by Janine at 10:51 AM
Friday, April 18, 2008
Remember when I said it was going to be a long week? It WAS. It seems like forever ago that I created those pictures! But...with no further ado...IT'S FINALLY FRIDAY! We leave for California tonight! Woohoo! I am super excited...the countdown has finally come to an end...and with my patience levels...counting down to things SUCKS! I don't want to count down...I want the moment to be here...RIGHT NOW...every time.
With that in mind...I'm going to have a great weekend, and I'm so so excited...and as soon as it's done...the dreaded countdown to FABULOUS Houston will begin!
Posted by Janine at 7:48 AM
Monday, April 14, 2008
Another great use for the potatoes, as Kristi demonstrates here, is to shove one in the mouth of the annoying screaming lady behind you on Splash Mountain.
If, like me, you're sitting behind a mild mannered gent who merely smiles during the terrifying descent, you can hold the potato over his head and bring it down hard the minute he starts bragging about how unscary it was.
Posted by Janine at 3:37 PM
I'm pretty sure that this is going to be a LONG week. I'm not a patient person. So...in order to make the time go quickly...I'm imagining the good times that are yet to come at Disneyland with the help of MS Paint.
Here's me and Kristi at the Haunted Mansion:
I'm really hoping that in reality we won't be dressed in sweatshirts, aprons, and stocking caps...but the potatoes might come in handy if we need a snack in line.
Posted by Janine at 2:53 PM
Last night I had a dream that I had the power to become invisible. For some reason I was sneaking around my house, and my mom came out of her room, and I became invisible so she wouldn't see me. I snuck upstairs and she followed me because she could hear me...and she was talking to herself like, "Who is in the house? Why can't I see them? Are they invisible? No...nobody can be invisible...that is silly." And I was kind of crouched behind this hutch we have...and she came around the corner, and was basically right in my face, and so I was holding my breath and trying to be really quiet, and she was reaching out, trying to feel me...and finally she was convinced that there was nobody there.
As she was walking away, I rubbed up against the hutch and it made this scratching noise, so she totally freaked out...and so what did I do? I screamed at the top of my lungs and scared her to death. She backed up and ran into our couch so she fell over it backwards and I just laughed and laughed.
She wasn't hurt...so we laughed together...and that is all I remember.
No idea where that came from.
Posted by Janine at 10:31 AM
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Okay, here’s my rant for the day.
I work in a “professional” environment. In other words…I do NOT work with a large group of barnyard animals. That being said, it NEVER ceases to amaze me that I find the bathroom in the most DISGUSTING state almost every time I go in there. Seriously…it is ALWAYS a mess. Either there is water all over the place…(at least I hope it’s water)…or there are paper towels all over the floor…or people forget to flush…or people HAVE flushed, and yet, it doesn’t smell like they’ve flushed…I could go on…but I don’t even like thinking about some of the other stuff that I find in there...let alone typing it out for you.
I just don’t get it. I look around at the people I work with and I have to wonder…WHO DOES THAT?? A couple of droplets of water on the counter…I guess I can forgive that…(though I always wipe the counter dry if I’ve dripped after washing my hands)…but honestly…how can any person with a fraction of respect for the other people that he/she works with leave the room in “This is seriously going to make you gag to the point of vomiting…go get your Haz-Mat suit if you have it handy” mode?? I always have my suspicions as to who it was…but you never can tell. Maybe it is the most clean seeming person on the staff.
And the thing that makes me that maddest is that when I leave, someone is going to walk in after me and think that I left the room like that. I HATE IT!!! So do I clean up their disgusting mess to protect my own reputation? Or do I run for the hills before I throw up and have an even bigger mess? And when I DO run for the hills...I'm always stuck roaming the halls looking for a bathroom that hasn't been disgustified.
Posted by Janine at 4:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 2008
I’ve got Mickey Mouse on the brain…and I love it! In less than two weeks…(11 days to be exact)…I’ll be heading out west with Kristi for a fun-filled long weekend in California. We’ll be spending a lot of time with my sister, Tamara, and her family…hanging out, going to the beach, just having fun. But ALSO…on Saturday, we’re going to DISNEYLAND! Woohoo!
I don’t know if there is a part of me that never grew up or what…but Disneyland really is about the funnest place ever. I mean, I can have fun no matter where I am, as long as I’m with fun people…but really…fun people…AT Disneyland? Double Whammy of Fabulous Fun!
I don’t know…I am just really tickled with my friends and myself, because of all the fun things we’ve got planned for this spring and summer! San Diego/Disneyland, Houston/Yankees vs. Astros/As much fun as we can cram into 4 days in Texas, Sweeney Todd in Denver, Rascal Flatts at Frontier Days, and Bear Lake sometime in there, too? Not to mention camping and four-wheeling and all the fun that summer in Laramie brings anyway. Holy Moly! We are like…the funnest people ever! Hee hee…
Posted by Janine at 1:05 PM
Friday, April 4, 2008
Wow...I actually DID go to the bathroom...and just like that, it's gone.
Keep your eyes open in the the likes of US Weekly and Life & Style...I'm sure whoever swept it up...whether it's the actual owner, or a quick fingered bandit...will be gracing their High Fashion pages soon.
Posted by Janine at 12:50 PM
Attention, lovers of fashion everywhere. Upon my couch there is a rogue khaki colored with lavender trim, full-length, elaborately quilted with big oval buttons coat. I'm not sure who the owner is...(it was here when I got back from lunch)...but if it's you...I'd recommend coming to pick it up immediately...as I can't see it just sitting around for long.
I'm sure you can imagine that the minute I step away from my desk, someone is going to sneak in and steal this gem. Seriously...I can't be held responsible for what happens when I leave for a bathroom break.
Consider yourself warned, Fashionista.
Posted by Janine at 12:31 PM
Thursday, April 3, 2008
It's been snowing off and on all day today. I know that I am a Laramie girl and really...by now...I should be used to it...but I just hate it. Especially in April! Come on!! I'm so so so ready for some warm weather and some sunshine!
I need a vacation! :)
Posted by Janine at 12:25 PM
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I’ve gotten April Fooled twice already this morning. When my mom saw me this morning, she said “Why are you wearing two different colored shoes??” She was totally serious faced, and I totally fell for it. I don’t know why I would have thought it even plausible that I would be…but why would she lie to me? I never think about April Fool’s Day. So I looked down and she started laughing so hard…and was laughing basically until I left. She probably thought all morning while I was getting ready of what to “fool” me with.
Sharon (who is one of our teachers who is filling in for our "empty position" until we get the job filled) came in today and said she’d won 850 dollars over the weekend in Blackhawk…(a little gambling town, which is down in Colorado) Again, I totally believed her, because I knew she was going to Blackhawk, and she said that she usually does pretty well. I said "Oh that's great...woohoo!" But no…”April Fool!” Sheesh.
Posted by Janine at 8:14 AM