May 29, 2008

so you can plan your summer vacations

around these dates...

Toad the Wet Sprocket tour dates -

Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia , PA
Starland Ballroom, Sayreville , NJ
Ram's Head Live!, Baltimore , MD
Oronoco Bay Park , Alexandria , VA
The Norva, Norfolk , VA
The Mountain Winery, Saratoga , CA
Canyon Club, Agoura Hills , CA
Coach House, San Juan Capistrano , CA


Glen Phillips tour dates (former lead singer of Toad)

Shangri- La Ellsworth ME
Loyalist City Folk Festival St. John NB
The Windjammer Isle of Palms SC
The Grey Eagle Asheville NC
Belcourt Theatre Nashville TN
Unplugged in the Park Atlanta GA
Hutchins Street Square, Performing Arts Theater Lodi CA
The Ark Ann Arbor MI
Pollak Auditorium W.Long Branch NJ


Joshua Radin tour dates -

15-Jul TUE Tucson, AZ Club Congress
16-Jul WED Phoenix, AZ Clubhouse
18-Jul FRI Austin, TX The Parish
19-Jul SAT Dallas, TX Palladium Lone Star Room
20-Jul SUN Houston, TX Warehouse Live Studio
22-Jul TUE Nashville, TN Exit/In (18+)
23-Jul WED Atlanta, GA Center Stage
24-Jul THU Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre
25-Jul FRI Greensboro, NC Greene Street
26-Jul SAT Baltimore, MD Recher Theatre
28-Jul MON Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero Theatre
29-Jul TUE Alexandria, VA Birchmere
30-Jul WED New York, NY The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza (16+)
31-Jul THU Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs (18+)
1-Aug FRI Montreal, QC Studio JPR
2-Aug SAT Toronto, ONT TBA
3-Aug SUN Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
5-Aug TUE Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre
7-Aug THU Detroit, MI The Crofoot Ballroom
8-Aug FRI Chicago, IL House of Blues
9-Aug SAT Minneapolis, MN Cabooze (18+)
10-Aug SUN Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theatre
12-Aug TUE St. Louis, MO Duck Room (21+)
14-Aug THU Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre (16+)
15-Aug FRI Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue
17-Aug SUN Seattle, WA Neumo's
18-Aug MON Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret (19+)
19-Aug TUE Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
21-Aug THU San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
22-Aug FRI Santa Barbara, CA Soho Restaurant and Music Club (21+)
23-Aug SAT Anaheim, CA House of Blues
24-Aug SUN San Diego, CA Belly Up Tavern (21+)
28-Aug THU Los Angeles, CA House of Blues

I don't know, maybe it is more about me planning my summer vacations since none of them are coming to my neck of the woods!

May 28, 2008


9 - my favorite number thanks to the greatest quarterback to ever play football.
Jim McMahon

68 - the dollar amount of gas to fill up my tank yesterday

2009 - the year that Nordstrom, Crate and Barrel, Macys, Dillards and many more will be open just around the corner from my house

17 - Emilee's birthday was this many days ago and I didn't recognize it on the blog. (and yes I heard about it)

5 - this many more days until my birthday!

0 - notes I hit this morning singing Jessica happy birthday

2 - the number of cops I saw who had pulled people over this morning on the way to work

14 - the number of days until we go to SLC (for a family reunion)

1 - the number of weeks until I am having my first garage sale in Vegas. I put it in print, now it has to be done!

5 - the number of months until the Jimmy Buffett preparty! And if you ever want to see me really get my groove on, this is the place to go (and I'm not talking dancing, although that has been known to happen after a while)

Happy Birthday!

Happy 26th Birthday Jessica.

So are we going to Red Rock or out for Indian food???

Have a lovely day!

May 27, 2008

where to begin...

First off, it has only been one week since the last post but I have been getting complaints to update. Thank you Taush.

So, what is happening around here???

Not much, that is probably why there has been no posting.

I had pink eye over the Memorial Day weekend - try finding an eye doctor, not going to happen. I got some OTC meds and have been taking care of it myself. How's that for efficient. The unfortunate thing about all of this is I had to wear my coke bottle glasses all weekend. Lovely. And Ellie was spared - that is a fabulous thing.

We went to Lake Mead yesterday, just the three of us. Basically to just go. Ellie loved throwing rocks into the lake after she saw other big kids doing it, so that is we did for about 1/2 hour.

We enrolled Ellie into a gymboree class here in town. Basically I think she is just going to run around with other kids for 45 minutes a week. We'll have to see how that goes. You know if a kid is within seeing distance she freaks out. This should be a joy.

Speaking of little Miss Ellie, she is indeed 22 months today. The pressure of planning a 2 year party and a 40 year party. Anyway, back to Ellie.. we have been having some kind of conversations lately. This was the one today after I picked her up after work.
Me: Ellie, did you go to the park today?
Ellie: Yep.
Me: Did you go on the slide?
Ellie: Yep and the dolphin.
Me: Oh, and the whale?
Ellie: Got all wet. Got all wet. Got all wet. And the dinosaur.
Me: Oh the dinosaur.
(and I kid you not, this came next)
Ellie: The ceratops.
Me: The triceratops?
Ellie: Yep, the dinosaur. Got all wet. Shoes wet.

I'm giving Sesame Street all the credit on the triceratops - go Elmo!
And she has number and letter flashcards that she plays with while we play cards. She had a 20 card the other day - I asked her what it was and she said twenty. How in the hell? I'm thinking two and zero. But no, she said 20. Amazing.
She is also into saying fall down and then she falls on her butt. I guess it's okay since she has padding but I'm thinking, you already have the mongolian spots, can we not add bruising with it.
And then this precious child just poo'ed in the bathtub. Luckily the water was gone but when I went to clean it up she just kept saying "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh".
I'm telling you - this kid is a sponge.

And again about Tausha, she tagged me a few weeks so I guess I should get on that - here ya go...

Answer the following with only one word.
1. Where is your cell phone? pocket
2. Your significant other? eating
3. Your hair? clean
4. Your mother? wonderful
5. Your father? ditto
6. Your favorite thing? tons
7. Your dream last night? nightmare
8. Your favorite drink? malibu
9. Your dream/goal? money
10. The room you're in? kitchen
11. Your children? eating
12. Your fear? death
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? stable
14. Where were you last night? parents
15. What you're not? 20/20
16. Muffins? Mimi's
17. One of your wish list items? megabucks
18. Where you grew up? Utah
20. What are you wearing? jeans
21. Your TV? on
22. Your pets? none
23. Your computer? mac
24. Your life? entertaining
25. Your mood? chocolate
26. Missing someone? kristine w (live)
27. Your car? acura
28. Something you're not wearing? contacts
29. Favorite Store? scrapbook
30. Your summer? hot
31. Like someone? maybe
32. Your favorite color? green
33. Last time you laughed? today
34. Last time you cried? yesterday

So whoever wants to take the challenge, go for it. One word answers are alot harder than you think.

And a little reminder to go out and get the Sex and the City soundtrack - it sounds like a good one!

May 20, 2008

less than 3 months away and counting...

As I have mentioned before, I am trying to plan a surprise trip for Joaquin's 40th birthday. I have heard that the surprise party I am planning might not be much of a surprise since Cuban people can't keep a secret. So basically, I have to tell them all the day before and we'll see who shows up.
So, if anyone wants to come to Vegas in August, I'll hook you up with some down home Cuban food.

Anyway, I still haven't figured out where to go on vacation.
My original thoughts were either Denver or Chicago since he has never been to either one. But then I figured those places would probably be more for me than him.
We have both been to NYC so that was out.
We went to Mexico last year and are going again next year so that was out also.
San Diego would be good but we are going there in September.
Then I thought of Santa Barbara. I have heard it is very cool there. However, when I looked up flights and hotel - well, let's just say we could go to Buenos Aires, Argentina for a week for the same price as Santa Barbara for 4 days.
And Buenos Aires was also an option until I saw the 20 hour plane ride.
And Joaquin has yet to update his damn passport.
So, this is where I am now...
I'm thinking Canada (and yes, he will have to get that passport). He has never been and I have only been to Vancouver for 1 day about 20 years ago.
Anyone ever been to Vancouver or Toronto?
Those are the 2 leading cities at this point.
Thoughts? Help me out!

Thanks kids!

May 19, 2008


107 - the temperature it is supposed to be today.

14 - the number of days until my birthday. Normally I don't advertise this but now I figure, what the hell!

24 - the number of days when Joaquin will step foot into Utah again. For those of you that know, this will be a big moment.

2 - the number of days until I host bunco. And there are some kick ass prizes ladies!

2 - the number of days until the American Idol finale - go David.

4 - the number of years I will be married in September.

14 - the number of Ellie's teeth

1 - the amount of dead cockroaches I found this morning in my bathroom - lovely

1 - the number of calls we made to the pest company

378 - the number of minutes until I leave work - that just seems way to long.

May 14, 2008


for Emilee.

Emilee has been asking when I was going to post pictures of her new addition Roxy. So here ya go Em.

And on an Ellie note:
She came home today and said "mom, how you doing"
and later when I asked her for something she said "mom, just a minute"
Oh, this is going to be a joy!

And here she is enjoying her first ferris wheel ride on Mother's Day.

May 6, 2008

set your tivos.

For Oprah on Thursday.
It has Cher and Tina Turner.
And, Jessica was sitting on the 6th row. If you can see her, she will be the one white girl in the middle of all the sistas!
Here's looking for you kid...

elmo is always better than david blaine.

Last night I was catching up on my Oprah tivo'd shows upstairs when I came to the David Blaine episode. You know the one, where he holds his breathe for 17 minutes. What a freak. Anyway, I was wondering if Joaquin would want to watch this so I go over to the stair rail to yell downstairs with Ellie following right along.

Me: Joaquin.
Joaquin: What?
Me: Did you want to watch David Blaine?
Joaquin: No.

Ellie: Joaquin.
Joaquin: What?
Ellie: Is Elmo on?

May 5, 2008

bitch, i don't know your bizness.

If anyone has seen Baby Mama you will recognize the title - if not you must go so you can recognize the title. This movie was hilarious. Thanks for joining me Jess for somewhat of a girls day yesterday. We'll have to do it again real soon.

In other news - Happy Cinco de Mayo! Bring on the margaritas! My parents had a rip roarin party last year, lots of food and drink and just general partiness but this year - nada. I guess I'm on my own. So, I'm going to head out to Fresh and Easy for some ceviche for dinner - yum!

And, since I haven't done this in a while - next 5 on the ipod.
1. Merry Christmas Darling - The Carpenters (seriously this just came up - I have to get this Christmas music off of here!) So, this doesn't count.
1. Jungle Love - Morris Day and The Time (o-e-o-e-o)
2. (Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night - Shawn Colvin
3. Tailor Made - Colbie Caillat (really need to get her off here as well)
4. Dead End - The Format
5. I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
and because those were just wierd - the next 5...
6. Happiness Is a Warm Gun - Beatles (Thanks Darryl)
7. Rocks and Water - The Weepies (Thanks Em)
8. Landed - Ben Folds (LOVE him)
9. The Things We Do For Love - 10cc (love those 70's tunes)
10. Boom Bam Respite - Howard Jones
again wierd but I don't want to bore you with 5 more!

Oh, and just as I finished typing all of that - Pete Yorn came up. It's already starting out to be a super next 5! (It's the simple things that make us so gosh darn happy!)