Archive for August, 2006


Friday, August 25th, 2006

I want him. Sooooo adorable. His name is Bear.


Sunday, August 20th, 2006

I’m not huge mac’n cheese fan or anything, but its good from time to time. But today I consumed what was possibly the worst mac’n cheese ever. I’m not a snob about my food, I mean even the 10 cent boxes from Aldis are pretty good, but I advise everyone against buying the Giant Eagle brand. Bad bad stuff. It was orange and yucky tasting. I put milk and butter in it but it never got creamy, just orange and gross and I couldn’t seem to dissolve the powder, it was clumpy.

Anyways, this past week has been mostly working, sleeping, and pretending to clean. Last week Bryan and I went to Kennywood. It was the perfect day although the lines were kind of long. Bryan won me a turtle, a fish, and a tweety bird so I have many new stuffed animals to find a new home for around here. Last night we went out to dinner and then he won me a cute bear out of the claw machine at Wal-Mart and its the cutest bear ever. I heart boys who win me stuffed animals.

I bought a wooden cube clothes organizer over the weekend and I am happy because I can fit a lot of clothes in it. I’ve been having a clothes storage dilemma and its been making it impossible for me to organize my bedroom. I think I’ve got it all figured out now though, yay! So I’m just chilling today in my room with windows and AC. It’s a lazy do nothing kind of day. I might clean the bathroom later, but all I’ve really done so far is lay around and daydream. I had such a good time last night.


Yay it’s Friday!

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Yay Yay Yay …. it is Friday and I couldn’t be happier. It has been a long week. I attempted for many nights to hook the hose up to our new dryer – I’m not too handy though. Ended up with spray foam adhesive semi-permanently stuck to my hands and it was not good. I also bought a blind for my other bedroom window and curtains for both of the windows. My next task is going to be to hang blinds, curtain rods, and curtains. I’ve always made my own curtains but I actually found some pretty ones on sale that will match my comforter and bed, so hopefully it will work out. And I finally invested in a new body pillow cover to match the rest of my bed, but now I think I actually need to get a new body pillow, mines not so squishy anymore and I don’t like it. I’m going to Kennywood tomorrow with Bryan 🙂 Rollercoasters weeee. Then we are eloping and moving to a tropical island, ok just kidding but sounds nice. Oh but we really are going to Kennywood. I guess that’s all, have a happy weekend!

After the madness is over and I can see my bedroom floor for the first time, I’ll post some awesome pictures of things that have been going on. I promise.

<3 Jess

Birthday weekend recap

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

My birthday was awesome. Actually I spent my birthday (Friday) fervently packing to move on Saturday. Always me to leave it all until the last minute.

So here are all of my thank-you’s to everyone who made this weekend possible. I’d like to thank Jaime, Avi, my mom, dad and brother for helping me move. That alone was an awesome birthday present.

On Saturday evening we went to Church Brew Works for drinks and food and good times. I split the southwestern pizza with Bryan and it was so hot that my throat, mouth and lips were on fire ….. but mmm it sure complemented the beer I drank! I’d like to thank Jaime, Avi, Bryan, Vanessa, Courtney, Jess, and Alex for paying for my dinner and drinks for my birthday. I had a great time!

I also got other presents for my birthday. All of them were really nice. I received a card, a garden tomato, Tommy Girl Perfume, and an air-conditioner from my parents. My mom also gave me a vase that I absolutely love. Every time I am at my parent’s house I sort of drool over it so my mom finally gave it to me!!!! I mean it isn’t even worth much, I’m sure. My mom picked it up at a yard-sale for $1 but I just think it is so pretty. Thank You!

Bryan gave me two cards, another Gettysburg t-shirt and a pretty watch. I still think my favorite part of the gift is the kitty card … every time I look at it, it makes me smile. Thank You 🙂

I got a card, $$ and a coffee maker from my grandma, a card from Vanessa, and a card from my aunt. Oh and a card and a pretty plate from my boss. Thanks!

I don’t think I forgot anyone but if I did I apologize.

On Sunday, I went to the Pirates game with Bryan. This time we had box-seats and it was really cool. Free food and beer in an air-conditioned room and awesome seats that were sheltered from the crazy storm that delayed the game for about two-hours. We chose not to stay for the rest of the game after waiting over an hour for the game to start again. We sat by these two young guys who got completely wasted. The one guy was saying such stupid things and slurring his speech really bad. At one point they asked us if we wanted to play a drinking game. I was just sitting there praying that one of them wouldn’t pass out or puke near me. After a while, I leaned over to Bryan and asked him if we were losers for not drinking the free beer in the room. I did have one Miller Lite, but I wasn’t really in the drinking mood at all. If I drink in the middle of the day, all I want to do is go home and sleep. I think he agreed that we are probably losers, but isn’t it good to know that you can have a great time without alcohol … even when it is free? Now only if I could pass up free food … then maybe I’d be able to fit back into my size sevens …. . I had a hot-dog, salad, a cookie, a roast-beef crescent roll sandwich, a bag of potato-chips, and some veggies and dip. And I had a lot of fun, Thank You 🙂 Anyways, here’s some pictures of our view of the crazy-ass storm that came through Pittsburgh during the game yesterday:

The tarp that the field was covered with during the storm.

You can barely see the outlines of the buildings in downtown Pittsburgh!

So it is another beginning of another week, blah. I feel like my weekend lasted two-minutes, which usually is the case anyways, but now I’m just tired. Jaime’s dad bought her a brand-new washer and dryer so that is so awesome. I was kind of sad that the washing machine broke like the day I moved in because I was so happy to finally have a place to do my laundry. I have never had an apartment with a washer or dryer, EVER. I’ve lived in places with common laundry rooms, but the last three places I’ve lived have required me to go to the Laundromat. And they suck although they are quick and I can wash and dry four loads at once. But then again the only reason I need to wash four loads at once is because I seriously go to the Laundromat once a month because it is such a huge inconvenience. So yeah …. I’m happy.

I shall be spending the remainder of the evening, and the remainder of my evenings after work for probably the next year trying to get my things organized. And just for fun, here’s a few pictures of my other roommate, Boo. She has decided that my pillow and bed are her new favorite places to hang out and shed her fur. I really need to make sure that finding my cat-lint brush is a priority tonight ….. I don’t even know which box to begin looking in though.

I think that is all.

Things and boxes everywhere

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

I’ve been quite busy. I have a big recap of my awesome birthday weekend and now I’m realizing it is already Weds. and I haven’t posted it yet. I have some pictures on my camera that I want to include and I haven’t managed to find my camera adapter yet (yeah nothing is unpacked). So I will try to do it tonight – if I get home from work at a decent time. I’ve worked late the last two days – last night not getting home until 9:40pm and all I want to do is be able to spend one day organizing my stuff. I feel bad that our entire living room is still filled with my stuff and you can’t even sit on the couch and watch TV. We have internet now and after Jaime and I both unsuccessfully tried to make it work, thanks to Bryan I learned the router had a pinhole reset button and magic …. it worked! I have cable TV in my room (yay!) and my own cable box so I can still watch HBO on Demand (and try not to order too many movies) or I’ll owe Jaime a lot of money — but I have a weakness for OnDemand. And I have a huge pile of dirty clothes that need washed. The washer and dryer delivery dudes came at 7:30am this morning and Jaime and I were both literally walking out the door to work. Neither of us could stay so they are coming back on Monday. And even worse, I haven’t located my iron yet so I can only wear clothes that aren’t wrinkled to work. And even if I did have an iron, I don’t have an inch of space anywhere to iron anything. Aaaah.

I’m starving and it isn’t even 9am. My eating schedule is all messed up since I get up an hour earlier than usual. It is weird, when I get up at 7:30 I’m fine until lunch with just coffee and a granola bar or something, but getting up at 6:30 – I want a five course meal by 10am. All I want is 5pm to come so I can go home and unpack. I refuse to go to sleep tonight surrounded by random objects.

Have a good day all!

Love – Jess