March 26, 2008

private, baby.

We're going private!
What this means is if you want to continue reading this (and you know you do) I'm going to need your email address to get you in.
Think of it as a nightclub where I am the bouncer and I will only let a few of you in!
So, if you are an acquaintance, or an acquaintance of an acquaintance, just leave your digits and I'll get you updated.
The blog address will be the same and it probably won't happen until next week but just wanted to get you up to date.
You can leave your email in comments or click on my profile and email me from there.
See you soon...

March 24, 2008


If you were to take your husband on a trip for his birthday, say a 3-4 day excursion - where would you go?
I have some ideas but I think I need some more options.
Can anyone help me out?

March 18, 2008

after watching the 11 o'clock news...

Turns out the guy that robbed the Credit Union is also linked to robbing a casino here in town last weekend and new developments are that he may also be the one who shot and killed 5 women at a mall in Chicago last month.

Gee, I'm just glad he wasn't just an ordinary bank robber!

March 17, 2008


So kids, what is happening out there?
I've been off for a while chained to my desk so I could get Megan's scrapbook done - Megan if you are reading, it should be in your hands next week. I hope you like it!

But I just thought I should catch you up to date...

Thursday night was date night so we celebrated in style. Manilow style that is!
Thanks to the little thing we are in we went to go see Barry Manilow at the Las Vegas Hilton. And please, don't make me tell you who Barry Manilow is. Anyway, believe it or not, the show was pretty good. My camera ran out of juice after I took a self portrait of Joaquin and I so, sorry, I have no pictures to share. Awww.

However, those of you that actually know me, know that I was pretty much at the Las Vegas Hilton at any chance I got a few, few years back. Thanks to Ms. Kristine W. So finally after many years of being there, I didn't even know my way around the place. I mean, we used to own the place! It was very bitter sweet being there again. I saw Mattie (Liz, remember Mattie)? Remember when I got called up on stage? Remember when Tommy gave us his camera to take pictures of him for his portfolio? Remember meeting Stephanie (aka girlfriend)? Remember going backstage and trying on costumes? Remember taking anyone who would come to visit? Remember running into Joaquin and his girlfriend? Remember trying to sneak Jessica in when she was only 19? The nightclub isn't even called The Nightclub anymore - now it's the Shimmer Caberet - what the hell?
Anyway, if my scanner would actually work right, I would post and post and post many pictures from my day back at the Hilton. Maybe another time. But, as you can tell, I miss the girl and she should really just quit touring and come back to Vegas where I'm sure we would all be on the front row.

Okay, enough of that.

Joaquin got a new job last week. Now he is a loan officer at a credit union here in town. Anyway, he was in training all last week and today was his first day at his branch. In the ghetto. This credit union has branches where some have tellers and others have just loan officers with an atm but no cash on hand. So, this morning on day number one, Joaquin calls me and says some guy just came into our branch and asked where the tellers were. Some lady told him across the way and then that branch proceeded to get robbed 5 minutes later. Did I mention it was in the ghetto? Last week I was joking that I was going to have to call our friend who works for metro to get him a bullet proof vest. I probably shouldn't joke about it anymore...

And last, but not least, I hope every single one of you is wearing green today or at least having a green beer or at least a margarita because those are slightly green and better for you anyway!


March 12, 2008


Is it just me?
Whenever I see a guy driving a Ferrari, he is always some sort of freak.
Never like Magnum P.I.

And for those of you that have no Idea what in the hell I am talking about. Magnum P.I. was a tv show back in the day. I'm finding it very sad that sometimes I have to explain myself at times like these...

March 10, 2008

chicken tortilla soup

Here's a super easy recipe that Emilee passed onto me - thought I should pass it onto you!
All you need is a big pot and a can opener (and the food of course) - can't get much easier than that!

4 cups chicken broth
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 can rotel tomatoes
1 can black beans
1 can refried beans
1 bag frozen corn
1 package pre cooked chicken - diced
1 package taco seasoning

Add everything together including the juices and let simmer about 45 minutes.
When ready to serve, top with tortilla chips and cheese.

Easy and good!

Emilee has also informed me that for leftovers, you can drain some of the juices and make them as a quesadilla filling.

Good luck!

March 9, 2008

tagged #2

I got tagged via email but thought I would just post it here...

Here goes.

A) Four Places you go over and over:
1. work
2. Redbox
3. Starbucks
4. bed

B) Four People who e-mail me regularly:
1. overstock
2. pottery barn
3. someone in the UK stating I have won 4.4 million dollars
4. houseseatslv

C) Four of my favorite foods:
1. pizza
2. chocolate
3. diet coke
4. sushi

D) Four places I would rather be right now:
1. on a cruise
2. London
3. in bed
4. New York

E) Four people I think will respond:
1. Hopefully every single one of you

F) Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. Singles
2. Silence of the Lambs
3. Napoleon Dynamite
4. Juno

Here's what to do...and please don't spoil the fun...
Delete my answers and fill in your own - have fun!

I now challenge all of you out there to do your own - what the hell, what is it going to hurt?

at last.

The piercing revealed.
Sorry for the horrible shot, I just took it with my camera computer.

Yes folks, that would be my new wrist piercing. I love it. And now all the Bagley girls with the exception of my mother have done it. Don't worry though, we are working on her.
However, I'm thinking I'm going to have to get another tattoo. But this time, put it right next to the piercing with instructions on how it was done. That is the number one question I get and it gets very old, very quick when having to answer it all the time! Number two question you ask...Did it hurt? Why yes, for the first couple seconds, now I just forget it is there.
Anyway, I know most of you were dying to know what I had done so there you have it!

And, in other news, I have my tooth - I can now smile again and feel like I am actually from this side of the country.
Alright, gotta go - off to coffee Sunday.
Have a good rest of the weekend!

March 2, 2008

yo, bonnie, we're here...

We headed up to Bonnie Springs on Saturday where they have a little petting zoo. Ellie loved it. Thanks to Jessica for coming along, she was the one who would help Ellie feed the animals while I could take pictures. Joaquin was the one saying, Lori, I don't trust these animals - they should all be in cages. Yadayadayada. No harm done. Anywho, here are some highlights...

Jessica said on this last picture - I can't believe you just took your daughter's picture in that lady. Her boobs are totally hanging out and she has a garter belt on - I say, welcome to Vegas!