Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday's Mug

A random picture (aka, mug) from 2010. Each week will be may be flowers, animals, people, or just plain ole scenery. It may be shopped or not. Just depends on how I'm feeling.

And here is this week's photo:

Stephen and I from the Dodger's game we went to in June. They played the Angels and the Angels won. :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Majorly Personal Meme, Part 2

21. If you were to live your life without your best friend, what would change? I'd be lonely!!

22. Tell us about a era of your life that you really miss. Kindergarten...I miss nap time!

23. Have you ever been betrayed by someone that came as a complete surprise? Without revealing the person, if yes, tell us about it. not really...

24. Do you ever think that is a good idea to hide your feelings? sometimes you need to hide them when revealing them would only make the situation worse

25. Tell us about your favorite year when you were a student. senior yr in HS...was a breeze!!!

25. When was the last time you were in a very good mood? What caused it? today...sushi and a spending the day with my amazing boyfriend

26. Have you ever had a romantic relationship with a sibling of a good friend? no

27. Tell us about the last thing that you did that you truly regret. being mean to a girl I graduated high school with. we were really close and I shut her out one year for no good reason. Other than that...I try to live a life with no regrets!

28. When did you laughed today? too many times to count

29. Do you trust easily? yes

30. What do you care about that you wish more people would? hmmm...not really sure

31. Is it easier for you to go without food or go without sleep? without sleep...this chica likes to EAT!!

32. What non-alcohol beverage do you enjoy drinking the most? diet or regular cherry soda

33. When you walk into a room full of strangers, generally how is your confidence? not very high

34. Does talking about sex with anyone but your lover make you uncomfortable? not really

35. Do you tend to believe members of the opposite sex mostly behave the same way? yeah

36. Did you drink any alcohol this week? If yes, what? yes...a Bikini Martini on Friday and a Smirnoff Raspberry today

37. Would you ever consider being a vegetarian? no...I love steak too much!!

38. Do you believe that there’s always room in your heart for someone? yes

39. Do you believe in the concept of soul mates? yes

40. Last week, we had a few players criticize our victim’s questions. Which is fine to do and we value your opinion. Would you ever consider writing questions for Bud and me to post on a Sunday Stealing? yeah, but I'd probably get writers block if I were called upon to do so.

Friday, August 27, 2010


# 191

1. You do your thing; I do mine and sometimes we might actually get something done!!

2. Coffee is what's been on my mind on and off all day (I've only been up an hour, cut me a little slack).

3. Remember when we spent almost every weekend in the pool at the Bradshaw House! I miss that summer!!

4. Vinylmation, reading, and NCIS are three of my favorite obsessions :-)

5. During the last year I have grown...I hope.

6. Stephen puts a smile on my face.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Cheesecake Factory for dinner than Michael Buble' concert, tomorrow my plans include The USS Midway then dinner at Doug & Alicia's and Sunday, I want to go to church and then take a nap!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday's Mug

A random picture (aka, mug) from 2010. Each week will be may be flowers, animals, people, or just plain ole scenery. It may be shopped or not. Just depends on how I'm feeling.

And here is this week's photo:

Reuben & Elise Cope. :) This is the lovely couple who's wedding I was in two weekends ago. So much fun...such a beautiful bride and handsome groom. Just an all out great time was had with amazing friends I haven't seen in over a year! :)

Congrats to the new couple!!

The Majorly Personal Meme, Part 1

a day late

1. Are you happier now than you were five months ago? absolutely

2. Have you ever slept in the same bed with anyone that you shouldn't have? yes...and that's all I'm going to say about that.

3. Can you sleep in total darkness? prefer it that way, to be honest.

4. Your phone is ringing. It’s the person you fell hardest for, the one who got away, what do you say? I've got the one I fell hardest one got away from me!! :)

5. What do you think about the weather this summer? a little too hot for my taste

6. How many people do you trust with everything? one

7. What was the last thing you drank? peach tea flavored water

8. Is there anyone you want to come see you? Beck

9. Name one thing you love about winter? snuggling!!

10. Have you ever dated a Goth? no

11. What are you looking forward to tomorrow? being out of the house all day

12. Name something you dislike about the day you’re having? the fact that I've eaten three hostess cupcakes today...I disgust myself sometimes!!

13. What's the longest that you have committed to one person and one person only? 1 year, 6, months, 10 days...and counting

14. What’s the first thing you did when you opened your eyes today? rushed to turn the stupid alarm off

15. Has anyone ever told you they never want to ever lose you? yes!!! <3

16. Is there anybody that you wish you could fix your relationship with? not that I can think of off hand

17. Could you go out in public, looking like you do now? absolutely not!!!

18. Do you think things will change in the next 3 months? How? yes...I think they will get better!! Don't know specifics, but I like to stay optimistic.

19. Do you believe that you never know what you got until you lose it? not usually

20. Do you have a friend of the opposite sex you can talk to? b/f :)

Friday, August 20, 2010


1. Laughter is always the best medicine!

2. "T* here is" are the three words that started off the last email I sent. *name has been removed for privacy purposes...that and it was a work email. :)

3. What I'm most looking forward to today is when the work day is over.

4. Stephen puts a smile on my face.

5. Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?!?

6. COFFEE... just what I needed!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to RESTING, tomorrow my plans include cleaning my apartment and laundry and Sunday, I want to go to church then have a nice dinner with my love!

Monday's Mug...WAY LATE!!

GASP!!!! I can't believe I forgot this! And I was going to do it Monday too! Oh is this week's shot!

I'm a lover of all things Turtle. So this is one of the fellas from Sea World San Diego. :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lateness for the Friday and Sunday stuff

Hi....sorry I'm late! LOL!! I've been out of town since Wednesday of last week and I wasn't sure what kind, if any, of internet access I'd have while in Michigan so I left my lapper at home. But here's the catch-up for Friday's Fill-In and the Stealing Sunday Meme. :)



*writing this as if I'd done it on time on Friday*

1. Music calms me down and makes my day so much better.

2. Coffee and being left alone is what I like first thing in the morning.

3. The first thing I said this morning was: who want's the first shower (I think...I don't remember the first thing I said Fri morning while I was in Michigan)

4. Pizza; it's what's for dinner tonight.

5. It's all been a fun and interesting time!

6. Sleeping is what I feel like doing right now.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to hanging with the other bridesmaids in the condo, tomorrow my plans include Elise & Reuben's wedding then reception and Sunday, I want to sleep...but I'm going home, so I'll sleep on the plane!


Crafty 50 Meme - Part II

26. What do you normally smell like?

Not sure...fav lotion/perfume is Japanese Cherry Blossom, though

27. Do you like Carrie Underwood?


28. Been to “The Vegas”?

A couple times

29. How far away do you live from your parents?

7 hour drive

30. Are you happy with your job?

not right now...they owe me mileage money!!!

31. Where do you work and what do you do there?

Sorry...can't put that here...too public. But I can't tell ya I'm an admission's counselor for a college.

32. What did you get in the mail today?

haven't checked yet...but I'm hoping for a reimbursement check from work!

33. How do you like your steak cooked?


34. Britney Spears…is she back?


35. What do you usually order at Taco Bell?

chalupa or crunch wrap supreme

36. Have you ever sat all the way through Gone With the Wind?

no...not yet. I've seen the whole thing, but at different intervals at different times

37. Have you ever been to Mt Rushmore?'s on the list, though

38. Is it just me, or was The Marine (w/John Cena) a really horrible movie? wasn't that great

39. Are surveys like the cocaine of myspace?


40. Where is your favorite place (that you have actually been to)?

Disneyland, if we're talking attractions. Not sure about anything else.

41. What is your favorite candle scent?

Spiced pumpkin...which is odd because I don't like pumpkin pie

42. Do you believe places can really be haunted?


43. Do you smoke cigarettes?


44. Have you ever been to NYC or LA?

yes to both

45. How many states have you been to where all you saw was the airport?

a lot!!!

46. Do you think 50 questions is enough?

yeah, why not

47. Are you currently planning a trip?

yes...hopefully Vegas in Nov. If not, than AZ in December

48. Is Ryan Seacrest gay? Should anyone care?

don't think so...don't really care

49. Do you take anti-depressants? Sleeping pills?

no to both

50. What do you think about space travel?

interesting concept...still not sure if it's real or just a conspiracy.


Alright. There is the Fri & Sun stuff. I'll get Monday's Mug up later today, along with an update from life.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday's Mug

A random picture (aka, mug) from 2010. Each week will be may be flowers, animals, people, or just plain ole scenery. It may be shopped or not. Just depends on how I'm feeling.

And here is this week's photo:

La Jolla, CA. I, unfortunately, don't get there very often. But it's one of my favorite places to go when I can (it's about an hour's drive, give or take). This was taken in February. Such a beautiful day!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Crafty 50 Meme - Part I

Another something new to do: a weekly meme on Sunday (from Sunday Stealing)

1. Introduce yourself.

I'm Steph...aka - a daughter, girlfriend, friend, music lover, reader.

2. It's Wednesday at noon, where are you usually?

home...hiding from my work computer

3. What kind of laundry detergent do you use?


4. What brand of shampoo is in your shower right now?

Tresemme' & Aveda

5. Did you ever get into a bar and drink before you were 21?


6. What countries have you been to?


7. Do you watch MTV anymore?

Did today the first time in years!!

8. What do you think about Oprah?

Glad she's leaving TV!!

10. You need a new pair of jeans: what store do you go to first?

New York & Co

11. Did you ever watch The O.C.?


12. What kind of car do you drive?

Chevy malibu

13. Honestly, is that car insured?


14. Do you like sushi?

oh yes!!!!

15. Have you ever been to Tiffany & Co. or Saks 5th Ave?

yeah...Saks is overrated, but not so much that little blue box. :) It's a girl thing!!

16. Did your parents spoil you growing up?

Two words - only child. You do the math!! :)

17. Do you like roller coasters?


18. What magazine(s) do you buy regularly or subscribe to?

People, Cosmo, Self

19. Do you remember the old WB show “Popular”?

never heard of it

20. When you go out do you prefer to go to a dance club or to a bar? pressure to dance. And most bars have a game on!! LOL!

21. What do you think about gay marriage?

probably piss people off with this, but against.

22. Who do you think will be the next president?

Hopefully not Oprah

23. Are you registered to vote?


24. Do you own an iPad?

Sort boyfriend and I "share" one...but it's in his possession most of the time. I think he cries a little when I take it for the day. LOL!!! *love you baby!!*

25. Is your bathroom filled with beauty stuff?

uh...yeah...I'm a girl!!! It's not all crazy over the place, but you'll find nail and hair stuff under the sink, makeup on the counter, lotions and perfumes on the counter, and more hair stuff in drawers and in the medicine cabinet.

Friday, August 6, 2010

What a week!!

Ah...the joys of simple blogging. Something I've not been able to really do since starting this page. Where to about last week?


Monday (the 26th): I had an education fair on the USS Makin Island down on Naval Base San Diego (aka 32nd street). My day consisted of waiting...and waiting...and waiting. And when that was over...I got to wait some more!! But the ed fair itself was good for me...I had a lot of interest, so it was worth it. When it was over, I headed straight to the hair dress. I am now auburn haired!! Which is great cause it really makes my eyes pop!! I love it!! And, last (but NEVER least), it was Stephen's birthday. But since we both had to work, we celebrated at Disney the day before.

Tuesday: summed up in two words - cleaning & errands. Why? Because my parents were flying in on Wednesday and I wanted my place to be as clean as possible. That really didn't go so well and I ended up doing most of the cleaning before heading to pick them up Wednesday. But I did get groceries bought and some stuff taken care of.

Wednesday: more cleaning. Then Stephen and I went to get the parents. And that's where the "fun" started. Half way to San Diego, the car started making this awful knocking noise. Thankfully we made it to the airport, dinner, and back.

Thursday: continuation of drama from Wed - took the car to the shop. Basically needed a new engine for $2900. And they kept my car all weekend. So I borrowed Chris's van (Stephen's brother) to drive around some...but not much.

After that, things pretty much run together. Unfortunately we weren't able to do all the fun stuff we planned with my parents due to the sudden drop in cash availability. But I think they still had fun. They flew back to AZ on the 3rd and I went back to work on the 4th.

And now it's Friday! Tomorrow consists of some quality time with Mr Sunshine. Followed by some QT with my love! :) Looking forward to just us two for a day or two. Monday and Tuesday will be back to the daily grind. And then Wednesday I fly to Michigan for Els's wedding! All but one of the old gang will be there and I'm so excited to see everyone!! It'll be great fun!

I may not have access to Internet to do my Friday fill in next week...and even if I do have access, Friday is the rehearsal. but I'll definitely fill my readers in on the details once I return. And I hope to have some pictures too.

Till then....


Thursday, August 5, 2010

#188 (it's a few hours early, but read it as if you were reading it on Friday!)

1. Life is a precious gift...cherish it. It'll be the best/wildest/scariest/most amzing ride you'll ever get on!

2. Some days I wonder where I left my desire to keep going to work.

3. My last text message (or IM) ended in these three words: I love you!

4. Sushi is what I'm thinking about for dinner sometime soon.

5. On the 1st day of August my parents took Stephen and I to Pancake House for brunch!!

6. There are days that I'm lively and energetic. Today has not been one of those.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to not a whole lot as Stephen will have my car, tomorrow I hope my plans include laying out by the pool for an hour or two then a Fry's run and Sunday, I want to go to church for the first time in many months...then read some of my new library books!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday's Mug

A random picture (aka, mug) from 2010. Each week will be may be flowers, animals, people, or just plain ole scenery. It may be shopped or not. Just depends on how I'm feeling.

And here's today's shot:

A shot of the backside of Sleeping Beauty's Castle. Once I get my editing program downloaded, I'll be toying with it and making it more artsy. But I hope you enjoy it for now.

*side note: it's been a crazy week this week, so I'm sorry to have neglected the in between stuff. Once things calm down, aka my parents leave, I'll be able to devote a some time to an update. Till then, you'll have to live off what I can offer. :)