Archive for June, 2010

Lawn Love

After dropping way too much money at Ace Hardware stocking up on lawn care supplies, I attacked the yard. The weed army took over in my traveling absence and got uber-aggressive. Supplies: Grass shears, trowel to dig around weeds and stab at stubborn roots, branch snipper type thing for extremely thick weeds, towel to protect […]

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Formspring – Ask Me Anything

Here are some recent questions from Formspring.  Remember, if there’s something you’d like to ask me, you can do it at Formspring (anonymously) or always feel free to leave a comment or send an email! If you could give any advice to someone considering marrying into the military what would it be? What do you […]

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What Happens in Vegas Pt. 3

Day 3 – Our last full day in Sin City.  Nicole and I crashed the hotel Starbucks around 9:30.  Now remember, this is two former barista’s ordering coffee… and once a barista, always a coffee snob barista.  We critiqued the merchandise displays (too messy), the deployment of workers (way too many people working the registers, […]

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What Happens in Vegas Part 2

Day 2 of Vegas started off at 4am.  When I awoke with a splitting headache for the first time.  Then 6:30, 8:10, 8:50, and finally 9:15.  Gah.  This is why I’ve given up the college party girl lifestyle (which I only really sampled  a few times even then and usually declared myself too old to […]

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What Did We Used to Do Before Wi-Fi? (and other airport thoughts)

Coming to you live from the Tampa airport!  It’s NavyGuy’s grandma’s 95th birthday celebration this weekend, so the entire NavyGuy clan (minus the actual NavyGuy of course, who sends his love from the desert) is converging on Florida to celebrate a woman who has been kickin’ asses and takin’ names for 95 years (oh, and […]

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Even Farther Back in June…

Seriously – I am ridiculous this month!  Did I ever tell you all that I went to Wisconsin for a wedding?  And a visit with HistoryGirlie and Kitty and TWP and… no, I don’t think I ever shared that fun.  My June has been just too insane.  Five days in Wisconsin, four days in Vegas, […]

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What Happens in Vegas…

… gets reported here of course!  A lot can happen in four days in Vegas, so I am going to focus on just the major events, debacles, laughs, shenanigans, and excitement that is a Vegas vacation. First, the participants: From left: Nicole (my former boss at Starbucks), Tyler (Candace’s boyfriend), Candace (fellow Starbucks barista), and […]

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Vegas Sneak Peak

Got back from the sunshine tonight.  Had to mow the lawn, so not much time for typing.  But a little bit of time for some pics. A spiked milkshake… “the Night Rider”… Kahlua, chocolate liqueur, oreo cookies, chocolate ice cream. Paradise in the desert… Rockin’ the penny slots!

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A Plea for More Vacation

My Vegas vacation ends in about 5 hours, and I’m positively dreading returning to the land of grey skies and mid-50s temperatures.  I’ve been reveling in my shorts and tank tops and sunscreen for the past four days and the thought of having to put on jeans and a long sleeve shirt is making me […]

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Summertime Threads

In the coming weeks, I have a few trips to locations that will actually feel like summer, so I needed a few items to round out my wardrobe.  Since moving to Washington, I haven’t bought any new summer clothes because, well, it’s a hot day here if I bust out a short sleeve t-shirt for […]

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