Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Random Moment from Monday

I sat down with my boss, Jim, and Amy to discuss some work related stuff and somehow the conversation switched to how he thought that he thought I would do well in the criminal justice field, something that I have thought of many times.  Then he says that loves the shows, Bones and NCIS!  I was even more amused when he started naming his favorite characters.  I knew there was a reason why I liked him!  It totally made my day! :o)

Saturday Matinee

This past Saturday, I was bored out of my mind so I thought it would be a good idea to go see a movie.  Since I had just missed the showing for Despicable Me, I decided to go see Eclipse to see if it was really as good as people said.  A part of me knew that this was the last movie I should have been seeing, but come on!  I was bored!  

The movie started out with Edward asking Bella to marry, seriously? You, or should I say, she is not even 18 years old in the movie! Don't you think that you are moving just a tad bit too fast?  Again, maybe that's just me.

I have to say for a supposed chief of police, Bella's dad, Charlie, was not very bright!  Yeah, he put her on punishment and gave her a curfew of 4 pm so that she wouldn't see Edward, but she still saw him.  Don't even get me started on the fact that the guy spends the night!  Come on, Charlie!!  But whatever.

What I still don't get is why Bella, the moron, thought it would be a good idea to fall for a vampire that could kill her!?  Am I the only one noticing that she is the reason for most of the drama in these movies?!  I can't be.  She has done some crazy things in all three of the movies.  Most of the trouble that goes on is because of her!  In the first one, James comes after her and the Cullens have to kill him before he kills her.  The second one, after trying to kill herself, Edward decided that life wasn't worth living.  Good going!  In this one, the psycho girl vampire comes back to kill Bella, creating an army to kill off the Cullens.  Need I say more?!

I have to say, Jacob is so cute, but there were a ton of times when I almost screamed "What the hell are you thinking?!" at the screen.  Fortunately, I thought of the other people in the theater and controlled my outbursts.  Seriously though, I understand that he loved her and all, but come on, guy, Bella has made it pretty clear that she only loves you as a friend.  I did laugh out loud when Bella tried to punch him in the face and sprained her hand.  I couldn't breathe for minute!  The fights between Jacob the desperate and Edward, who looked extremely constipated throughout, got a little old.  There was no reason for them to be fighting over that girl when all she does is cause trouble!  Again, that's just my opinion!

The most ridiculous part of the movie was the tent scene.  I mean really?!  Girlfriend knew that she would be camping for real, so why in the world did she not pack more clothes!?  Idiot move to me.  I mean, did she really think that Edward would be able to keep her warm?  Uh no!  He is only good for watching while she sleeps.  And Jacob....really?!  I mean he was useful, but don't push the vampire.  And I know that he is a wolf, but doesn't this guy own a t-shirt?  To each his own, I guess, but oh my gosh!

Now, I'm sure some of you are wondering why in the world did I go see this movie if I knew that I would laugh so hard.  I saw it because I knew it would make me laugh.  I mean, think about it: A dumb girl who is in love with a vampire and a wolf and has to choose between them, is the reason why a vampire army is started and has a serious death wish.  How could anyone not find that funny?  And don't even get me started on the fact that Dakota Fanning was in the movie with her red contacts in!  

So if you are bored in the coming weeks and want to see a vampire "comedy", please see go see this movie.  If I were to rate this out of 10, I would give it a 6 only because it made me laugh and reminded me of all the dumb people in the world! 

Ps. I do apologize to any Twillight fans who were offended by this posting.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bones Ramblings

A  little while ago, I was watching a clip of Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz of Bones in an interview for the upcoming season.  The young man who was interviewing them asked if this would be the season that they would finally get together and there was no definite answer between the two.  She said that last year during Comic Con, the audience was asked if they thought that Booth and Brennan should get together.  There were a lot of people who said yeah, but she said there were a ton more that said no.  She said that maybe it isn't meant for them to get together, but she would like to see them together.  David chimed in and asked, "Who said they weren't already together?"  Good point!

I personally would love to see them together, but at the same time, I think that could possibly ruin the show.  Although, I will say that I am slightly, okay extremely, irritated that Booth will be bringing someone back from Afghanistan.  Brennan needs to get her act together and figure what she wants.  

In real life, it sounds like David B. is the moron that needs to get his act together!  First he is gets caught cheating and now he is facing sexual harassment charges...SERIOUSLY?!  I guess I have never quite understood why famous people think they do whatever they want and get away with it.  Sorry, guy, but you should be held accountable for your actions like everyone else.  As long as it doesn't hurt Bones!

Season 6 starts September 23!!!!! 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Continental Airlines

Oh Continental, you and I need to have a chat!  For the second time during this trip, you have found a way to stop me from getting to where I need to be.  A 3+ hour delay from Houston to San Juan was a serious pain and caused us to lose a rental car, but completely canceling our flight for a storm that didn't really happen?!  Come on!!!!  Oh and the fact that you acted like you were doing us a favor when you put us on another flight that didn't leave until tomorrow morning and "couldn't" put us up in a hotel because it was weather related.  Okay, there is something sooooo wrong with this picture!

So, let me just say this now: unless it's my only option, I will NOT be using Continental Airlines!  It was a total disappointment and made me love Delta Airlines even more.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

El Yonque National Park

We drove two hours to find out that the rain forest national park was closed due to "unsafe weather".  Um, it is raining in a freaking rain forest! 

Monday, July 19, 2010

Stories from Puerto Rico

I really thought that I would be able to post more often than I have, but the internet in house that we are staying in hasn’t been working!  Honestly, the woman who we rented this house ought to be slapped in the face by every person in this house and then she needs to rewrite the description for the house.  Hell, I’ll rewrite the description for her!  Here it is:
Beautifully structured house on the beach.  The inside isn’t bad looking either, but that’s about it.  The toilet leaks, EVERYTHING is damp 24/7 and the bottom of your feet will be dirty from the moment you turn the shower off until the time you get back in.  The windows don’t shut all the way in most of the rooms in the house and one of the bedrooms is a rainforest with exotic bugs living in there.  Please don’t count on the air conditioning to work all of the time.  The kitchen may or may not have a light in there…I seemed to have forgotten if there is a light switch in there.  Let me know if you find it!  On the plus side, the view of the beach is absolutely breathtaking!  It doesn’t matter the time of day with three balconies to enjoy the view.  You may even catch a worker or two taking a bath in the ocean while you are eating your breakfast! 
Please know that I have not exaggerated one bit!  Okay, I will leave the owner alone, but not until I say this one last thing:  If you are renting your house out, please CLEAN IT!  Your tenants don’t need to find bloodstains on their bed. 
Moving on…
After realizing that there wasn’t much going on in Hatillo on Saturday, we wandered over to Old San Juan, which is about an hour east.  We made it in time to do a little bit of shopping before the shops closed and make a note to self to come back and see some of the historical spots.  We decided to have dinner here and try a popular dish out here called mofongo, which is mashed plantains with almost any kind of meat that you could want covered with a garlic sauce.  So we checked out this restaurant call Lupis and I swear every person we asked swore that the mofongo was great here.  Let me just tell you now: THEY LIED!  I ordered mine with chicken and it wasn’t too bad.  My sister and her mini me said the grouper and shrimp one was as close to good as this place could get.  $150 later, all seven of us walked out feeling almost disappointed.  Maybe that was our fault.  Maybe we should have stuck to the small roadside carts or shops for these kinds of dishes.  Or maybe we shouldn’t have trusted the word of a kid who was allergic to half of the menu.  Again, maybe it’s just me!
Sunday, we attempted to find the Rio Camuy Caves, which turned out to be 20 minutes away from us, but were turned away because the tours had ended for the day.  We were told to come back on Monday so we went home to relax and plan the next day.  While the rest of the family played in the water, I went back to reading the latest Jeffrey Deaver book, The Burning Wire, which is pretty much brilliant.  Later, Jay and I took the giggling duo to Subway to grab dinner for the family and can I just say that it is almost amusing to see the look on people’s faces when we say that we need seven sandwiches?!  I will say that this girl handled herself extremely well, especially since English wasn’t her first language and she was running the store alone!
Monday seemed to go a little better mainly because we had the day planned out.  We got up and went to the caves, which were amazing!  As city folks, I don’t think we really take the time to check out the natural wonders around us.  The cave that we toured was huge and other than the walkway, was completely untouched by man.  I think since I was so awestruck, the idea that there were bats, no matter how harmless they were, were flying around over my head didn’t faze me.  On our way back, we stopped at this restaurant that one of the guys from the caves told us about and tried the mofongo again and it was WAAYYYYYY better!  

Pork Mofongo
Also, another thing that we noticed is that that people in the smaller towns were a lot nicer and had a bit more patience for us ignorant English speakers.  (How dare we come to Puerto Rico and not speak Spanish?!)  A couple in there came over and chatted with us and told us about different places to visit while we were here before helping the kid take our orders.  This alone slightly changed our, well my, view of the people here.   I think Mom said it the best.  Here people aren’t judged by their skin color like they are in the U.S., but by whether or not they can speak the language.  I can’t even tell you how many times we have been laughed at when we say that we don’t speak a lot of Spanish.
Anyways, on our way back to the house, we passed a stand that sold pig roasted on a spit and Jay practically made Mom turn the car around.  While he, Tim, Jazmone and Hillary were waiting for the guy to cut off portions of the pig off, a car pulled up next to us and a couple got out and started talking to Mom and Dad while we were in the car!  Again, the people in the smaller towns are definitely friendlier than in the larger cities!  They stood there for a while just talking and when they finally left, we couldn’t believe how friendly they were. 
Instead of staying home we decided to head to Condado Beach and drop off the four younger ones while Mom, Dad and I went to San Cristobal in San Juan…at least that was the plan.  The closer we got toward the area, the harder it rained.  Instead, Mom and Dad walked around while the rest of us sat in the car.  Hillary was the only one awake and was looking around when the guy in the car next to us got out and started jacking off!  Hillary started waking the rest of us up and that is what we saw right before he sat down and whipped it out!  Before things got ridiculously out of hand, Jay got up out of his seat and scared the guy off.  Right around the time Mom and Dad came back, the guy did too.  SERIOUSLY though?!  I will never understand why people do the things that they do and maybe it’s not meant for me to and I can accept that!
San Cristobol was amazing!  It was an old fort built and rebuilt over the past several hundred years to defend San Juan, which was considered the gateway to Caribbean.  Whomever controlled Puerto Rico controlled most of the trade in this area.  This fort was definitely ahead of its time and the fact that it’s still standing is…wow!  From the top of this fort were amazing views of Old San Juan and the port.

 Views of Old San Juan
Tomorrow, the plan is to check out the rain forest...eeks!  That should be interesting!

A Picture from Today...

I'll post more when I can get a decent internet signal.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Light at the End of the Tunnel

So the past 48 hours didn't go as well as we had planned.  The first leg of the flight went perfectly....we arrived in Houston on time and everything!  That's when everything went to hell!
  • Our flight was delayed...FOUR TIMES!!!!
  • We lost our rental car due to the flight delays...the car rental place closed at midnight and we got to San Juan at 12:20 am!
  • We were originally scheduled to arrive in San Juan at 9:22...need I say more?!
  • After the woman, whose house we are renting, dropped off our keys at the airport, we managed to find a taxi sometime after 1:30
  • An hour and $100 later, in the middle of an insane thunderstorm, we arrived at our rental house and can I say that I don't think anyone was really impressed! 
  • There were bloodstains on my sheets, so I slept on top of all my blankets and somehow fell asleep in a storm that lasted until 10 something this morning!
  • Still without a car and in between thunderstorms, Mom and I ran to Wal-Greens for water and stuff while Jay and Hill went to Quiznos for breakfast/lunch.  Let's just say that we didn't make it a block from the house before it started pouring!
  • When we all went to take a shower, there were no wash clothes and one bar of soap for seven people to share!!
  • While Hillary, Tim, Jay, and Jazmone were out playing in the water, Hillary slipped and fell on some coral! 
  • All within 24 hours!
The way I see it, things will get better!  Time to enjoy my vacation!! 

Thursday, July 15, 2010


The fam and I have been sitting at the Houston- Bush International Airport since 1:30 this afternoon and our flight has been delayed 4 times.  Is it because of the airport we're at or the airline?

Either way, I don't know how much longer I can look at this sign!

Location : Houston, TX 77066,

Here I come Hatillo!!!!

12 hours from now, I will be on a plane heading to Puerto Rico for 5.5 days!!!

  • It's just hard to believe that we all booked the tickets to go over four months ago...the time flew!
  • There will be commentary on my twitter page during the whole trip!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday Night Ramblings

So I spent the past two hours fighting sleep and reading all of my previous posts/ thoughts.  There were several times where I really wondered what the hell I was thinking when I was writing some of it and wondered why my friends actually let me post some of that!  I mean, a lot of what I've posted on here in the last 13 months have been pretty random.  A part of me feels like this is the one place that I can be truly honest and say what I need to say without judgment.  Like how I have been stuck on Robin Thicke's music lately...I mean, this guy can SING!  (Don't judge!)  That's what I'm talking about!  Other times, I couldn't believe that I had actually written that. 

Anyway, I feel like I should fess up and say this: No, I will not be posting anymore chapters of my book on here.  What I have posted up to this point will not be taken down only because most of it has been rewritten or deleted, so I guess it really doesn't matter.  I say this mainly because the second half looks way better than the first.  (Again, don't judge!  That's just how my mind works.) Yes, I am still working on my book...I promise! 

Just over 5 days until vacation!!  Anyone want to pack my suitcase for me?!  If you don't already know, I am a procrastinator, but I am really going to try my hardest to get everything packed by Tuesday night.  *FINGERS CROSSED*

This week, I started missing Bones and felt like a kid on a rainy day!  Amy said to go back and watch the reruns.  Sorry, but that would make it worse!!  I will say that I am NOT the craziest Bones fan out there, which makes me feel great!  This girl is insane, but if you need a good laugh and miss the Show like I do, read her live journal entries.  She has not failed me yet! ;o)

Okay, I know that I have said that I was so freaking sick of hearing about LeBron James and the media wondering where he would end up going now that he is a free agent, BUT I have  few things to say about this.  I will say that I have never been a fan of his.  Maybe its because he was drafted right out of high school and was was given the nickname "King James" or that he was barely 18 and a franchise was being built around him.  Could it have been both of these reasons plus the Nike endorsement worth $90 million that he got before he even played his first NBA game?  I would say it was that.  The guy is not a freaking god, but the way that league and the media seemed to hyping him up, you would think he was.  He is talented, yes....he is the best player that the Cleveland Cavaliers have ever had on the roster, of course!  Is he worth the god like status? Um no!  

Anyways, as much as he makes me want to puke, I think how the owner of the Caveliers did him was kinda wrong with the open letter after James announced that he would be moving to Miami.  Yes, he could have called the owner and let him know of his decision, but that was extremely uncalled for and childish!  I know that there was probably more going on that the public may not know about, but I feel like that definitely could have been handled more "adult-like".  No wondered why James acted the way he has the past few years!  I'm just sayin'!

Okay, I think I've rambled enough...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday Randoms

Today, I asked my "kids" (interns, but that's what they call themselves) if they had any ideas on what I should write about today and one of their ideas was to talk about how awesome it was to go back to my old job or as Andie put it, "back to ma favorite territory with ma bff Amy!"  If you haven't caught on yet, these two definitely keep me entertained whenever they are around.  Since it is kinda random, amusing even, I had to go with that idea.  (So thanks, Jill and Andie!)
  • Let me just say that the move back to Appointments was extremely shady and that is all I will say on that!
  • This was the fastest job change in the history of job changes!  I was told about it at the end of the day on Friday and started this morning....Again, I will leave it at that!
  • It was nice to get my life back!  Walking out of the building with Amy shortly after 5:00....definitely didn't happen when I was in Scheduling.  I'm just saying!
  • It's a little sad leaving my "kids" in Scheduling...I was asked over and over if I could come back.  Sorry, kids!  :o(
  • It felt like I never left.
  • And can I just say how excited I am to have my own office?!  (My old boss didn't even have one!!!)
  • I have yet to answer the phones without asking, "Scheduling.  How may I help you?"  It's going to take a second.
  • I was actually asked if I left Scheduling because I got sick of waiting on memos everyday!  Would you think any less of me if I said yes?  
  • When I walked into my new office, please tell me why there were pics of Governor Engler all over the place? 
  • Can you tell that I am soooooo happy to be gone?!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Independence Day

 I know that I am a little late in posting this, but yesterday was insane!

You know, when I started this post yesterday, I expected to write about how my family works and no matter how different family members feel about the traditions changing, the need to be together don't.  (Although it is a beautiful thing!)  Then I considered venting about how my holiday was stolen from me, but I thought better of it.  So I thought today would be a list of randoms from this past weekend! 
  • Could anything be better than a three and half day weekend? (Maybe four, but I say take what you can get!)
  • The weekend was insanely hot, but after the winter we had this year, we deserve it
  • Really glad that most of the families in my parent's neighborhood were gone, because there were large gatherings three nights in a row!
  • Got to see most of the family throughout the weekend and believe me, that does NOT happen very often!
  • Most of the family wanted to spend the holiday at Bay City Park, but Mom put her foot down and said no.  In response to this, my Uncle Dave said, "Well, if you don't want to go there, then we'll bring the party to you!" And let me just tell you, they did!  HA!
  • I hate shopping, but I actually had fun with the siblings over the weekend.
  • Spent more time in the sun than I have in a while and a nice tan to show for it! ;o)
  • Less than 10 days until vacation! :o)
  • Short week this week!!