Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
So brad found this awesome park right up the street from us and he has started to take Charlie Bean up there to play fetch. They even have a doggie water fountain!! He's so cute!!
In this hilarious and ultimately moving memoir, comedians and real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn prove that in marriage, all you need is love—and a healthy dose of complaining, codependence, and pinot noir.
After thirteen years of being married, Annabelle and Jeff have found “We’re just not that into us.” Instead of giving up, they’ve held their relationship together by ignoring conventional wisdom and fostering a lack of intimacy, by using parenting as a competitive sport, and by dropping out of couples therapy. The he-said/she-said chronicle of their intense but loving marriage includes an unsentimental account of the medical odyssey that their family embarked upon after their infant son was diagnosed with VACTERL, a very rare series of birth defects. Annabelle and Jeff’s unforgivingly raw, uproariously funny story is sure to strike both laughter and terror in the hearts of all couples (not to mention every single man or woman who is contemplating the connubial state).
Serving up equal parts sincerity and cynicism, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up is a laugh-out-loud must-read for everyone who has come to realize that being “in love” can only get you so far.
He says: “Within days of Annabelle’s arrival, I became very aware that she demanded solitude and had the housekeeping habits of a feral animal.”
She says: “The guy had some sort of nudity radar. When I would take my clothes off for even a second, Jeff would be in front of me cheering as if he’d scored box seats at FenwayPark.”
He says: “I want to have sex every day, but Annabelle only wants to do it once a week. So we compromise: we have sex once a week.”
She says: “Jeff says talking about money before you have sex is a turnoff, but it’s only a turnoff if you’re talking about not having money. Talking about money before you have sex when you have money is actually a turn-on.”
He says: “For God’s sake, all I wanted to do was have sex without a condom for a little while; now we were moments from bringing a new life into the world!”
She says: “My ass was expanding so fast it was like a Starbucks franchise. On every corner of my ass there was a new branch of ass opening up.”
This book was hilarious!! Good Read!!
5 out of 5 bookmarks!! Great Read!!
Monday, June 21, 2010
We traveled over to Brad's mom's house in Shawnee America to celebrate his sister Rebecca's birthday!! I got to make the birthday cake - which is pictured above - I am a little bit proud of how it turned out. It was a fresh strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting....YUM!! It was a big hit!!! I got the recipe here.
Brad's mom has a pond out next to her house and this is one of the two fish that he caught out there. I am always so proud of him and his catches!!
Arrived at work right when med.flight was taking off...I have made a lot of decisions and changes in the last month regarding my job (I will share in a separate post) and school. I've decided to suck it up and go to nursing school b/c one day I want to be on med.flight as a nurse! So I have enrolled in Chemistry (YUCK!) for next semester...bit nervous but I can do it. Also on Tuesday we unfortunately had a traumatic full arrest come into the ER from a bad car wreck. However I did get to watch the doctor do a pericardial synthesis. Which is where the Dr. take a long needle and draws fluid or blood out of the sac around the heart...so amazing!! I love the heart its my favorite organ...weird I know.
When there's something strange in the neighborhood....Who ya gonna call....GHOSTBUSTERS!!!
Brad and I were sitting at a light when we saw this truck... I just had to take a picture...b/c how often do you actually see the ghostbusters car!! If you notice there are lights on the top and some weird antenna thingy. SO RANDOM!!
If you know me at all you will know that I am somewhat anti.child. I don't care if you have them I just rather not be around..thanks... However there is one baby that I just love! Miss Kennedy! She belongs to one of the girls I work with....and I got the pleasure of babysitting her Friday night! She is the best, smartest, cutest kid EVER!!! I was actually bummed out when she went to bed at 7:15 b/c I wanted to play more!!!
Brad and I went up to the mall and they had a robotic surgery display out and you got to try it out... I totally kicked ass!! The first pic shows the area that you were working with and those rubber bands were like the small ones you put on your braces. The middle picture again shows the robotic little arms... and then the third picture shows where you sit and manipulate the arms...it was awesome...I took those tiny rubber bands and tied them in a knot and then undid it and it was so easy!! and fun!! and cool!!!
We went to go visit my daddy for father's day!! He's such a funny guy and I just love him soooo... MUCH!!!
Well that was my week in a nut.shell with photos included ... hope I didn't bore ya too much!!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
My favorite summer shoes are my Chaco sandals that I bought while in Colorado last summer. At first I was hesitant b/c they were around $70 for a fancy pair of flip flops....but after the sales man advised me of the lifetime guarantee....even if my dog chews through the strap...and the fact that I can tighten down the strap and hike in them....even though rivers.....not that I do that often but you never know. I decided to pay the money and buy them. Best shoes I have bought!! They are so comfortable!!! I even wore them when we went down to Dallas for the opening OU football game and my feet didn't hurt one bit!
Brad's favorite summer shoes are his Keens...He swears they are the most comfortable thing ever!! His dad gave him a pair two summers ago and then I bought him a new pair last year. At first I really didn't like the look of them....but they have grown on me. He likes them b/c they are like a sandal/tennis shoe and even though they are leather you can still get them wet and it doesn't hurt them at all.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power -- vodka. You would too if you found out that your boyfriend was having an affair with a Peekapoo or if you had to pretend to be honeymooning with your father in order to upgrade to first class. Welcome to Chelsea's world -- a place where absurdity reigns supreme and a quick wit is the best line of defense.
Oh my goodness this was a funny, funny book!! Easy light read that makes you literally laugh out loud, I'm even trying to convince Brad to read it!! I can't wait to read some of her other books!!