Thursday, August 6, 2009
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Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
The following survey was lovingly copied from my dear friend Beth's blog. I got sick of looking at my previous depressing post!
60 Things You Can’t Possibly Know About Me
1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
2. When was the last time you threw up?
About a month ago from a tiny bout of the flu
3. What’s your favorite word or phrase?
4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
Hubs, my sister (via email), and a guy that delivered our new boardroom table at work. That one was probably a fake smile though.
5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
Just getting up.
6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Downloading a new sitemap to our webmaster
8. Have you ever been to a strip club?
9. What is the last thing you said aloud?
10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
Ben & Jerry’s Oatmeal cookie chunk (sadly it's in the flavour graveyard now) :(
11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
12. What are you wearing right now?
Skinny jeans, rolled up, birks, a coral t-shirt and black cardi
13. What was the last thing you ate?
14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
I bought shoes from Karen Millen last Sunday (they were 70% off!!)
15. When was the last time you ran?
I don't run so much anymore. I walk. I frequently run across the street though. I hate waiting for the pedestrian green light.
16. What’s the last sporting event you watched?
Hub's football game
17. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I want to go to Italy right now, and stay for 2 weeks.
19. Ever go camping?
I love not camping. I did love it back in the day though!!
20. Have you ever lost anything down a toilet?
Um, yes, actually last weekend I dropped my phone in a toilet at Stephen's Green Shopping Centre. And I stuck my hand in to retrieve it. It was the grossest thing ever, but my phone survived. Don't worry it's been disinfected!!
22. What is your guilty pleasure?
What isn’t? I love to read teen fiction, and watch sappy chick flicks, and will flip through any magazine ever printed. And eat chocolate while doing all of these things. (Beth - I'm leaving your answer because it is perfect!)
23. Do you use smiley faces on the computer a lot?
All. The. Time. :-D
24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
If I have the choice, I always opt for a straw.
25. What did your last text message say?
"OK hubs, love u!"
26. Are you someone’s best friend?
27. What are you doing tomorrow?
Going for a walk with Kara in the morn, then going to Dundrum for some shopping and a movie
28. Where is your mom right now?
Probably at her house. She has Fridays off, the lucky thing.
29. Look to your left, what do you see?
Susan's desk and other office type things.
30. What color is your watch?
31. What do you think of when you think of Australia?
Justin's Aunt Di - one of the most awesome people I've ever met!
32. Ever ridden on a roller coaster?
Yes. A small one that Rob tried to tell me was “tiny” and then really wasn’t.
Topaz. I used to hate it but I really love it now! P.S. Beth, pearls are awesome and so classic!
34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive through?
Car or not, we normally go in.
35. Do you have any friends on Facebook that you actually hate?
36. Do you have a dog?
No, not enough room in our place :(
37. Last person you talked to on the phone?
Boardroom table guy
38. Have you met anyone famous?
39. Any plans today?
Finnish work, go home eat curry for dinner and watch a movie.
40. From whom did you get this?
Stole it from Beth
41. Are you happy?
42. Where are you right now?
In the office
43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
44. Last song listened to?
I don't remember.
45. Last movie you saw?
The Jane Austen Book Club, and I loved it!
46. Are you allergic to anything?
Nope, not to my knowledge.
47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
My birks are becoming my faves. They are the most comfortable shoes I own. I also enjoy my yellow patent flats.
48. Are you jealous of anyone?
49. Are you married?
50. Is anyone jealous of you?
I couldn't possibly know that.
51. What time is it?
52. Do any of your friends have children?
53. Do you eat healthy?
I try to, but sometimes I fall off the wagon!
54. What do you usually do during the day?
55. Do you hate anyone right now?
56. Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily?
I would say I do most days
57. How many kids do you want when you’re older?
As many as I’m meant to have.
58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Nope - Cedar Point is where it's at!
60. How did you get one of your scars?
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
"Last week a friend and co-worker came in to work and had a heart attack at the time clock. It was a team effort, but I placed the pad of the AED on him. He was in fibrillation. I shocked him once, then did 4 cycles of CPR. Thank God he came back to us. Stressful, but thankful of how it turned out. They e-vacted him to GR, inserted a stint and is doing well now (except for the crack ribs) Just did what I was trained to do."
I'm so proud of him! Not many people would be able to be so calm under pressure.... Also, hats off to the other guys responsible for helping to resuscitate the heart-attack victim.
Here's another picture of the man of the hour. This photo was taken at the Grand Rapids Airport when my dad returned back from his time in Iraq.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Congratulations to my super athletic husband for winning the title of MVP for his season of American Football at Trinity College. I am so proud! My hubby managed to balance a full time PhD, 2 part time jobs and a [sometimes needy] wife for 8 months straight!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MI
Career Aspirations at Age 6: I wanted to be a movie star, of course. My sister wanted to be "the sister of a famous movie star." I think she had the right idea - leech off someone else's fame and fortune!
Dreams, Recurring: I remember one particular one that a werewolf was chasing me through an old warehouse... frightening!
Elementary School, name of: Boyce, Jefferson, & Rather. Same town, though.
Fabrics and Materials, favorite to wear on body: Anything that is 100% natural. Polyester is the devil.
Gym, work out at one?: Sure do. It's called Jackie Skelly. Sounds pretty girlie huh?
Happy Memory: Weekends at "the property," summer deck nights at mom & dad's, my wedding day. Sorry, I can't pick just one.
Introvert or Extrovert?: I can't pick. Some days I'm an extrovert and others I'm an absolute introvert.
Jewelry/Trinkets Worn Regularly: The only piece of jewelry I wear regularly is my engagement ring and wedding band
Killer App, Favorite: Olive oil and bread
Latest Book Read: Just finished We Need To Talk About Kevin - excellent read.
Medications (Rx), regular: None at the moment
Nickname(s), current: Meg, and a million other variations of Megan
Operating System of Choice (for desktop): Windows XP (Suck it, Vista.) <--------- exactly, Liz.
Pets, current: None, that's sad.
Q-word, favorite: Quite
Role Models, current: Grandma Terry and mom & dad
Sleepwear, typical: Pajama bottoms and a cami or t-shirt
Typing Speed: I have no clue. But I don't not type with my fingers on the right keys which probably hinders my performance.
University Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Interpersonal & Public Communication
Vegetarian, are you one: I love eating animals.
Weather, favorite: Sunny, dry, and 75 degrees Farenheit
X-e's you're on speaking terms with, numbers/percentage of: Zero.
Yard/Rummage Sales, do you go?: Love them! You never know what treasures you'll find.
Zen Moments: Being on a boat on Higgin's Lake. At the end of the day in hubs' arms.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
- Jimmy Johns Beach Club
- Little Caesar's Hot & Ready pizza
- Deck night with mom & dad
- Meeting baby Penelope
- Kelly's wedding
- Banana Republic
- On the Border
- Edy's slow churned ice cream
- Warm weather
- Lake Michigan
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Easter Sunday we were invited to join KD & TB for a lovely Easter dinner (along with TB's mom and sister). KD was the perfect hostess, serving up delicious lamb and salmon. YUM! I made sure to inform everyone that the lamb we were eating was a male. Apparently,
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
What is your salad dressing of choice?
Ranch (Hidden Valley) and boy do I miss it!
What is your favourite sit down restaurant?
What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
What are your pizza toppings of choice?
I love a slice loaded with yummy veggies, but particularly enjoy mushroom, tomato, feta & spinach
What do you put on your toast?
These days butter and honey. I've also been known to spread peanut butter and add sliced bananas.
How many televisions are in your house?
What color cell phone do you have?
Black with a little bit of blue
Do you have an iPod?
Yes, I've been meaning to update it, actually.
Are you right or left-handed?
Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A mole from my arm when I was a baby
What is the last heavy item you lifted?
Ummm... I carried home a pretty heavy bag of groceries the other day.
Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
Yes. It was not my finest moment. I was playing flag football in 9th grade gym class and accidentally ran into the wall.
If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
Nope not one bit.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Although I don't love my name, I would never change it. It's part of who I am :-)
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
How many pairs of flip-flops do you own?
I used to own several in college. Now I'm down to one pair. And I only wear them at the beach.
Last time you had a run in with the cops?
I can't even remember.
Last person you talked to?
I just spoke with my boss via the phone
Last person you hugged?
Hubs, this morning when I was leaving for work.
Autumn. I hate that winter comes after it, but love everything else about the season. The smells, the temperature, the colours, I could go on and on!
Day of the week?
Friday nights are my fave! The whole weekend is ahead :-)
What are you listening to?
Just people moving around upstairs
The clouds roll in and the pretty tree in bloom outside my office window.
The Irish budget
First place you went this morning?
Off to work at 9am
What is the last movie you saw?
In the Cinema - Doubt with Meryl Streep (excellent, by the way!) On DVD - Singin' in the Rain
Do you smile often?
Yes, I'm American
Sleeping Alone Tonight?
Do you always answer your phone?
Generally, unless I'm with a friend. It would be rude to answer, in my opinion.
4:00 in the morning and you get a text. Who is it?
I don't get texts at the hour. My husband, on the other hand may be getting one from one of the boys... most likely Kieran.
If you could change your eye colour, what color would it be?
I would love it if my eyes were a bit more green
What flavour do you add to your drink at Sonic?
Orange cream slush rocks my world
Do you own a digital camera?
Have you ever had a pet fish?
Yes. They are boring. Unless you have a huge salt water aquarium and someone to take care of it.
Favourite Christmas song?
What's on your wishlist for your birthday?
My birthday isn't for a while. But I imagine I'd like to forgo a gift and go on a trip.
Can you do pushups?
Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
Do you have any saved texts?
If I do, it's not on purpose.
Ever been in a car wreck?
Yes. My little Saturn was totaled
Do you have an accent?
I sure do. Representing the Mid-west
What is the last song that made you cry?
Probably our wedding song. DMB Steady as we Go
Gym, them home, dinner and relax time
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
Name 3 things you bought yesterday
I don't think I bought anything! Amazing!
Have you ever been given roses?
Current hate right now?
This budget ordeal
Met someone who changed your life?
I think all people we meet do, in a way.
How will you bring in the New Year?
Who knows, that's ages away
What song represents you?
I couldn't say.
Name three people that will complete this?
Liz, Kara & Beth?
Would you go back in time, given the chance?
Have you ever dated someone longer than a year straight?
Do you have any tattoos/piercings?
Yes, a small shamrock on my lower back
Will you be in a relationship four months from now?
Does anyone love you?
Would you be a pirate?
In a second
What songs do you sing in the shower?
Hahaha. I can't believe I'm admitting this but recently I've been waking up with the Winnie the Pooh theme song in my head... "Gotta get up, gotta get going, gonna see a friend of mine..."
Ever had someone sing to you?
Yes, several people
When did you last cry?
I don't remember
Do you like to cuddle?
Have you held hands with anyone today?
Who was the last person you took a picture of?
What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school?
Whatever was on the radio while I was on the bus or in the car
Do you believe in staying close with your ex's?
Are most of your friends new or old?
Do you like pulp in your orange juice?
No, I hate chewing my orange juice.
What is something your friends make fun of you for?
This list is endless, and not limited to friends, but also family and colleagues!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
1 - Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random”or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first randomWikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 - Go to Quotations Page and select "random quotations"or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.
3 - Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 - Use Photoshop or something similar to put it all together.
5 - Put the result (or result) on your blog
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Dublin girls: you can get her stuff at Avoca! In the states I've found Ann Taintor trinkets at bookstores and boutiques :-)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Hello and welcome to the Six Nations Rugby FAQ for girlfriends and wives.
Please note that this FAQ is not intended for women who actually play and understand rugby. Such admirable and formidable women are capable of talking tactics and the like, and are also welcome to call over and help herself do the washing up at half time. There are also clothes to be ironed.
Frequently Asked Questions
My man said the match doesn't kick off until 2:30. Why is he leaving for the pub now when it's only 12 midday?
He has to get a seat for the "build up", which starts roughly two hours before kick off. The build up involves former players embarrassing themselves with a series of hilarious gaffes, wooden comment and bland observations. He finds this interesting. Also if he leaves early he'll get a good meal into his belly. And finally there won't be any legs in the way of the hoover - a nice bonus there for you.
My husband is watching the game at home. He said the match wouldn't kick off until 2:30. It's now 1pm and he's watching a chat show of some sort?
Again, you are experiencing the build-up first hand. This is the "pre-match discussion", which is rather like a rugby tupperware party. If you look closely you will see former players you may actually recognise because they were once good looking men, but now require a piece of the table to be cut away at dinner time to accommodate them.
Also, he seems to be watching rugby from last year!
This is an essential part of the build-up. Imagine it as rugby's answer to "Previously on Desperate Housewives..." You've seen it all before, but it bears repeated viewing.
My boyfriend is at the game and I am trying to get in contact with him. I've called a number of times and am worried about him. I'm getting read receipts but he won't return my texts! I'm worried about him! I've called his friends who are with him and they are not answering either!
The mobile phone coverage at games is poor due to the mobile masts being overloaded. This is complicated - like electricity and cars and things - and will only confuse you. I'm sure he is trying to call you back but there is no coverage. Don't panic, I'm sure he or the emergency services will call immediately once the game concludes.
My husband has returned from the game and now wants to watch the tape of the game he has just been at! Why could he possibly want to do this?
Have you ever watched your wedding video? But you were there. Why are you watching it again?
How long is the rugby going on for? My boyfriend seems to be watching another game now!
The rugby will be on all day, with one match after another. The media corporations now dictate the schedule and there is nothing the lowly rugby fan can do about this. Most have petitioned to change this, but to no avail. It's a hot topic in rugby right now and we're hopeful the situation will be resolved soon. There might be highlights on later as well. Plus the sports news reports.
My husband is going to a game abroad and I was thinking that I might go too and we might go to the local Ikea (I looked it up and it's just around the corner) the morning of the game to get a few things?
That's a great idea, but unfortunately Ikea always closes the weekend of a rugby international, no matter what the country. It's because eccentric Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad despises rugby for some reason - this is another issue all rugby fans are keen to see resolved.
Who are the team wearing blue?
That is either
Why did that happen / why did he do that / what is the referee saying / how are they able to do that / what score is it now / who is he / did my mother call earlier / when do you want to book that holiday?