Saturday, August 29, 2009

My Baby Boy

Ok, I'm obsessed with my dog. Theodore Bear Dye (or Teddy as he's better known) is an eight month old maltese. He was the runt of his litter and was only a pound when we got him! He was supposed to be about five and a half pounds, however, he hit a growth spurt at about three months old and now weighs more than eight pounds.

Needless to say, I love him.

Friday, August 28, 2009

20 Apologies to Tim

I happen to be married to an amazing man named Tim. He is amazing for many reasons, but today, I shall focus on the slew of crap he has to put up with. Without further adieu, my 20 apologies to Tim and, trust me, the list could be much longer.

Dearest Tim, I'm sorry for:

1. Hardly ever cooking.
2. Buying a dog that barks too much, jumps between both of us when we're snuggling on the couch and obsessively licks my face whenever you try to kiss me.
3. My repetitive jokes and personal stories.
4. Being so absorbed in the Twilight series that I yelled at you when you tried to interrupt me.
5. And, as a result, begging you to tell me whether you'd like to be a vampire or a werewolf.
6. And then asking you multiple times if you were a vampire, if you would bite me so we could live forever together.
7. Putting my cold feet against your warm legs while you're trying to sleep.
8. Snuggling with you in the middle of the night, again, when you're trying to sleep.
9. Leaving dirty dishes out too long.
10. Eating all the cookie dough before we ever get a chance to actually make cookies.
11. Getting hooked on shows that you hate: Intervention, America's Next Top Model, Snapped, etc. and not being passionate about the stock market or CNBC.
12. Loving funny animal videos so much that I show them to you incessantly.
13. Burning you by accident with my hot hair dryer when I was pretending it was a gun and I stuck it right up against your leg.
14. My incredible short attention span.
15. Whenever sitting next to you almost always turns into leaning against you, poking my shoulder into your ribs, leaning my head against your stomach, or any of the other uncomfortable positions I put you in.
16. My ability to bring up personal information in group conversations.
17. Hating beer but loving expensive alcoholic beverages.
18. Loving my computer, social media, computer games and anything related to the internet entirely too much.
19. Falling asleep at almost every social function, friend's house, car trip, or other outing that you've taken me to.
20. Being so in love with you that I literally want to smother you physically almost every day of the week.

Thank you for loving me so deeply, not in spite of my flaws and quirks, but along with them. I love you.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Yes, the Town of Forks is Real

Laugh, tease me or call me crazy, but I just finished one of the best book series ever.

I resisted Twilight as long as I could, till one of my best friends, Rachel, rented the movie for lack of something better to watch. I was hooked. Over the past two and a half weeks, I've ravaged through the four books in the series. Nothing has been able to break my focus, not even my first two weeks of grad school and the enormity of work that has come with it.

If you haven't tried the books, I strongly encourage you to read them. I don't care how old you are or if you hate reading, these books are amazing.

Oh, and the town of Forks, where the series takes place, actually exists! My family is from Washington State (not far from Forks) and my mom stopped by the town last week during her visit there. I must plan a trip soon to do some investigating of my own. :)


If you've read the Twilight series, please look at the comic below. I got it from my friend Amy Cathy's blog. (Click on the image to enlarge it)