Friday, February 27, 2009

PPPP- Cookies

I didn't think I had any photos for this week, but I do! This has been my life for the past couple of weeks....

I really should have taken a photo after we unloaded all the cases, but I was in a different mind set then. Oh, well, maybe next year.
Check out Candid carrie and see who else is playing this week.

Enchanted Scents Designs

I signed up today as an affiliate with this company. There's a link below. What I like about them is that they have a wide product line and a varied scent list. Go ahead, check them out!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What Girl scout cookie are you?

Apparently I am a Peanut Butter Pattie...take the test(The link is below) and let me know which cookie you are in the comments. One lucky commenter will win a box of "their" cookie. Cookie contest runs today through 2/27/09 at 12pm CST.

You Are Peanut Butter Patties / Tagalongs

You are creative and artistic. When you think, you tend to think big.

You go for the drama. You love excitement and passion... even if it gets you in trouble.

You are intense and a little self centered. You can be quite full of yourself (but not without reason).

You tend to be very indulgent. If you feel like having something, you go ahead and treat yourself.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Barbara Delinsky...PPPP

Last night was wonderful! Kelley and I headed up to Oconomowoc. We followed Fisher's directions and it worked out great, except for the bypass/shortcut to Lynn's house that we missed and drove all the way around the town. Anyway, we picked up Lynn, grabbed some food (which I'm sure was way over my points limit for dinner!) and went to the Arts Center.

Barabara did a mini meet and greet thing, then we went into an auditorium and she did a reading from the new book, and talked about her career, and answered questions. Then we went back out the lobby so she could sign the books.

It was so cool to be there, talking to her like we were old friends. Lynn and Kelley both took photos for me. It's like I was almost famous for 5 minutes. There was another lady in line who was even taking pix while I was talking to her. And Barbara even asked somebody to take a photo of us together on HER camera! Seriously, how cool is that?!?

Anyway, here's the photos. My desire to write is for my next book....coming soon.

Now head on over to CandidCarrie and see what else is going on.

3pm update: went over to Barbara's site and saw that there were blog entries from her, from the road. Well, wasn't I giggling when I saw my name in print here . How super cool is that!?!? And after reading a couple of notes, I'm glad I didn't bring her a copy of my book.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Google Game

I found this while I was floating around the blogosphere. Thought I'd try it out. What you do is go to Google, and type in your name & a word (see list below) and see what comes up. There's no tagging allowed, but if you do try this, let me know.

Amy Needs: some help drinking (not usually!)
Amy Looks: like she's about to sneeze (with the cold I've had this week, this is fitting)
Amy Likes: mountains (not so much)
Amy Says: Discover music (YES! I love to discover new bands)
Amy Wants: to record in Jamaica (This was actually about Amy Winehouse
Amy Does: design (um, huh?)
Amy Hates: to work out (ain't that the truth!)
Amy Can: fish (pretty fitting considering hubby's blog name is Fisher)
Amy Goes: back onstage (Sure- if it's with Rick Springfield)
Amy Loves: Books (Absolutely! I'm going to get the new Barbara Delinsky tonight!)
I wonder if I'd get the same answers in Yahoo?! that will have to be a post for another day.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New York City is a GO!

Some of you may know that Lyric's girl scout troop (or most of them) are planning to go to New York this fall (August). Some of you may also know that the trip has been a maybe-go for months. Because of the economy many people who wanted to go backed out. Well, I got the official word today that the trip, at this point is a GO!

Lryic worked her butt off babysitting to pay for this and gave up a lot of spending money because NY is some place she's always wanted to go. I'm ambivilent, but since it means so much to her, I'm going. Thank goodness for tax refunds, so I can pay for my part of the trip. We are going to be super busy because we get to see...

CBS Studios/CBS Morning Show

central park

apollo theater
Times Square
Ellis Island

United Nations Headquarters

NBC Studio/Today Show (I'll let you know what day to watch for us!)
United Nations Headquarters Tour

We also get to see a Broadway show, however which one is yet to be decided. There's a few other things we get to see as well:

Radio City Music Hall Grand Tour
Rockefeller center Tour
Ellen’s Stardust Diner
Upper Manhattan Sightseeing Tour
Top of The Rock Observation Deck
Ground zero Memorial
St Paul’s Chapel
South Street Seaport
Broadway Show
John’s Pizzaria
(Okay, so this post just took about 30 minutes- I gotta get going, but I'll be sure to take lots of photos on on trip!)

Monday, February 16, 2009

I have a new favorite Band...

Last night I got to go out with my sister in law for a girl's night. This was not a typical girl's night though. We went to a concert. A rock concert. A really, really loud rock concert.

We missed the opening band, The Last Vegas, and I really wanted to check them out because they are a local band working their way to the big time.

Then we saw these guys:

I wish I could have taken photos, but no cameras were aloud, so we gotta work with what I could find on yahoo images.

Anyway, these guys rocked it and I would definitely go see them again. We missed the first couple of songs, but what we did see and hear was ROCKING!

Then we saw these guys:


This is my new favorite band! I could have listened to them for four hours and never got tired. (okay, a few less F bombs would have been okay, but overall...LOVED IT!)

Then we saw these guys:

That's right. Motley Crue. Tommy Lee is my favorite bad boy. He rocks the drums, is a good dad, and wasn't afraid to go back to school....LOL. Motley Crue's light/stage show was phenomenal! Unless you are prone to migraines or have epilepsy. The lights were flashing and flashing and flashing. The whole venue was pounding and jumping. The music was great, but the "entertainment" on the screens was less than entertaining. I'm sure they thought it would be a bunch of guys coming to the show, but the audience was pretty mixed. The poor mom in front of us probably has to buy her son a new video game to make him forget all the inappropriateness that he saw last night.

Rick was there,too. Rick Nielsen (of Cheap Trick) that is. He came out and did "Jailhouse Rock" with the Crue.

Oh, and we saw:

Kat Von D

She was there supporting her boyfriend, Nikki Sixx.

Except for having to wait out in the cold for 30 minutes, it was a great night. We're ready to do it again...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Nine Words

This has been going around for awhile, but I recently received it from my friend, Jill, and I decide to share it with you!

(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are
right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an
hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given
five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something,
and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing
usually end in fine.

(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement
often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an
idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and
arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman
can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard
before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just
say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true,
unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not
thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome'. That will bring
on a 'whatever').

(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying F-- YOU!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement,
meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several
times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man
asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

hope this made you laugh, or at least let out a little chuckle!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Weight Update...and more

That's right my fellow saw that ticker over there ---> move from 6 to 8.6.
8.6 is the three week total. If I can keep on the 2 lbs per week pace, I'l be at my goal weight well before Milwaukee. I should have do a before an after photo, but I forgot. I do have some from Christmas but they aren't really head on shots. We'll see what happens.

First Chemistry test is tonight. I feel like I know stuff, because it all makes sense when he's talking about it, but I'm not sure I can pull it back out of my head. Wish me luck.

A few months ago I had this GREAT idea for a blog/story/love triangle thingy. I've been mulling it around in my brain the last few days, and i think I'm going to start working on it again. I have lots of short(er) stories that I'm planning to publish as a compliation. I'll let you know when I make that happen.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

25 Random Things

I was tagged more than once on Facebook for this, but decided to put it here for you all to view! (If I can figure out a way to link it-I will) And with a name of "25 Random Things" I figured I had to do it, because everything I do is random....LOL

1. I recently joined Weight Watchers
2. I've lost 6 lbs so far
3. I was a quiet,shy kid
4. I would fight to the death to protect my kids
5. I wish I still lived in a small town
6. I'm glad I have a grocery store around the corner
7. When I was 12 I wanted to marry Rick Springfield
8. I've always wanted to be a writer
9. I wish I would have tried out for the Spring Musical when I was in high school
10. I love to watch Lyric perform
11. I always knew I would be pregnant 4 times
12. I didn't know I would only get 2 kids out of the above
13. I sing in the car...LOUDLY
14. I love hard rock
15. I wish I would have never quit college when I was 20
16. I'm not sure what I want to be when I grow up
17. I have two sisters and a brother that I've never met
18. Some of my closest friends I met due to a common love of Rick Springfield
19. I love my many people can really say that!?!?
20. I've been writing stories since I was 12 years old
21. I've always wanted to go to Australia
22. I didn't get my driver's license until I was 18 and graduated from HS (I had a college class that started on Monday and I needed to get there, so Saturday I went and got my license)
23. My first car was a stick shift, and so was my third
24. Once upon a time I wanted to be a teacher
25. My dream job would be "playing" on the computer all day

I don't think I have 25 people to tag so if you are reading this, you are tagged. Link back so I know you did this and I'll be sure to leave you a comment!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Color Me DUH

I recently realized that there is soo much more to Blogger than I ever thought. When you log in and go to settings/layout and can change/add gadgets....I always thought the only ones available were the ones shown. But now I see that there are categories and all kinds of fun things you can add. Go figure. I'm very much a jump in and go type of girl, and ask questions later.

On a little side note (and what kind of started all this in the first place), I recently joing Weight Watcher At Work. In the past 2 weeks, I have lost 6 lbs. Nice, huh. 19 more to my goal weight.

And on another end note- had some stress and chaos at our house this weekend. You may or may not know that I am anti MySpace, especially for children. Well, Lyric had previously had a myspace account (without permission) and we made her shut it down. Low and behold, she opened it up again a few months ago. Yes, i knew about it, but I also told her to delete it. Well, due to some sort of craziness, she can't log into her email account to get the email from Myspace, to confirm that yes, she does in fact want it cancelled. And, since I hadn't mentioned it again, she thought it was okay to go ahead and keep using it. We found out because she was messing with her ipod touch instead of doing homework and Fisher found that she was logged into myspace. So now I'm furious. Everytime I'm close to giving in and setting up an account for her that I can easily manage, she does something like this. I understand her need/want to have it, but I also want her to be safe. She thinks I'm just stupid.

Any parental thoughts on that one???