Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Must #20: Learn Something New

I did it! I finally learned how to make Html Codes!! This is my first button that I'm sharing with everyone and anyone who wants it. Feel free to copy the code below. Let me know what you think.
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Monday, May 17, 2010

DIY Homemade Soft Pretzels

Homemade PretzelsFor those who don't know me cooking/baking is not my strong point. I'd love to call myself a Betty Crocker but I'd be lying. Let's just say I have issues cooking rice. Anywho, last year Jackie bought me this Auntie Anne's pretzel kit and I've been dying to test my skills. I was pleasantly surprised at how simple they are to make and quite impressed with myself when it came to forming the pre-cooked dough-it was like second nature. It's quite possible I was a baker in my last life.
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Must #52: Day at the Beach




If you live in California and don't take advantage of the beach you're crazy. It's been 3 years since I moved back from Utah to California and the first time I've spent a day relaxing at the beach. As cliche as it sounds you never realize what you have till its gone. That being said I'm going to try and spend a lot more time in the water and around the beach this summer. This particular day started off with a boot camp class that DESTROYED me. After feeling like I'd been beaten up we headed to Subway and then down to Huntington Beach. We had only been there for about 15 min before this old man decided to sit down and kick it with us. He was a handful and yet I had never laughed so hard in my life. It turned awkward when he started talking about his Ex-wife and was completely jaded. The entire time he made comments like, "Do you know where I went next".....To which I almost peed my pants when Jackie replied, "No, I seriously doubt she has any idea where you went" It was so blunt and honest that it was hilarious. The old guy finally decided to take off but not before leaving us with creepiest line ever, "You girls are a Delicious Distraction". Although true...it was completely inappropriate and nauseating to hear it come out of his mouth. Despite the creepy old man factor-it was a perfect day at the Beach.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Must #12: Go Karaoking



I'm no Whitney Houston, but who can resist grabbing a mic and singing like the next American Idol?Life's more fun when you don't take yourself seriously. Anyone who knows me personally knows that everyday is a comedy with the craziness that comes out of my mouth. I'll be the first to admit that I'm my own favorite comedian (besides my sister Jenny). I'm the first to laugh at my mistakes. Okay so this is where karaoke comes in. Ever since my sister performed, "Easy", with the lines, "I'm Easy...Easy like a Sunday Morning.." when she was 9 months pregnant 2 1/2 years ago, I haven't been able to get karaoking out of my head. Her provocative and fun dance moves had me busting up. I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants. That night she taught me that when you karaoke you need to go above and beyond when it comes to the performance:Go Big or Go Home. For my first song I chose, "Hit me with your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar. A Classic and a warm up for what I really came to do. "Let's give Em Something to Talk About", was my pride and joy. I really tried to have fun with the crowd and kept in mind what my sister would have done. I had an absolute blast and have never performed anything like that before. My advice to anyone who tries it...make sure to take some liquid courage- it really helps make the performance that much more entertaining. You can only imagine what it did for me.

Up close and personal with the crowd-This was my most ambitious moment

Mike and I've been friends for over 10 years and I had no clue he could sing...To make matters worse-he completely up staged me with, "Baby got Back"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Must #8: Go to a Baseball Game

Baseball games should make the Must list every year. It's the only game you don't miss a thing when you don't watch. My goal was to start and or participate in the WAVE. Sad to say I didn't get it on camera (next time I will) I was a fanatic about it. I literally was the only one in my section for the first 3 rounds that kept jumping up with both hands in the air. Although slightly embarrassing-it was a really fun experience. We ended up staying for the entire game...which felt like a lifetime. Even though the angels lost (Big Time) it was a blast and I'm looking forward to going to another game this season.

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