Friday, February 23, 2007

Milanya the mini-van

I have been trying to figure out a good name for my beloved car for quite some time. The other day, it just hit me - Milanya the mini-van. I am so happy to finally have a good name.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Sleep Solution

I have felt generally sleep deprived for a while, but recently (two days ago) I decided to take a stand. I decided that for one week, I was going to head up to my bed at 9:00 with the goal of being in bed by 9:30. So far I am already feeling much better.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Gilby Baby Blues

Ryan and I went to a Wizards game today for his 30th bday. It was one of the worst games I have ever seen. The Wizards played like they didn't care and/or had a collective hang-over.

Gilby Baby said he was going to score 50 points this game - he scored 9. He couldn't hit a three point shot to save his life.

I am still a huge Gilby Baby fan, but he really has to just stop buying into his own hype. He is fantastic, but it would be nice if he let his playing do the talking.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Recently I realized that I live in a silent house. We don't have any radio or anything except my ipod and computer. So I went down to the basement and got Ryan's old stereo with a cd player and speakers and brought them upstairs and hooked them up and viola... the stereo only plays AM radio. So today I am going to try to add on an FM antenna and then I am going old school and getting some of my cds out and I am going to listen to music again - yay!

Speaking of going old school - the salvation army near my house has a huge selection of albums (vinyl records) for $1 each. Most of them are pretty random, but the other day I found some of my all time favorite and I just couldn't resist. I came home with the Footloose and Flashdance soundtracks. I am so excited about these albums. There is just one hitch - I don't have a record player... Oh well, I can still work on my record collection sans record player.

I also recently realized that I don't really like most kids music. Poor Audrey - the music that I consider to be kids music "for both of us" is the classical stuff. I went online and found a good list of kids music for adults who don't really like kids music and I added it to Audrey's wish list. I may end up purchasing some of it myself just so we can have some good stuff to enjoy together.

And since this post is becoming a hodge podge, I will also share a little known fact - my favorite musical genre is R&B. Audrey and I listen to R&B almost exclusively on the radio in the car. I think I must have been black in a former life.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Hanging Pictures

For some reason the hammer and nail bug bit me today and I walked around our house hanging up pictures every where I could. Surprisingly we had a lot of framed things - posters, art, pictures, etc., that were just stacked up in corners here and there. I was waiting to find the perfect thing to put in every room and so most of the rooms in my house had bare walls. Well today I just decided something was better than nothing. The difference is amazing. Our living room is still basically bare, but the basement, and the master bedroom look tremendously better.

Friday, February 02, 2007


I guess I have been feeling like I wanted something new with my hair lately, so when I went to get a trim a couple of weeks ago, I came out with blondish orange highlights - not a good look for me. I went back the next day and they turned the highlights a cherry cola color - and now I love them.

So yesterday I decided to get some hot rollers and try to do my hair with a bit of curl in it - I am hoping it looks as good as I imagined it would.