Sunday, November 23, 2008

Laura's Visit

It was my sister's best friend, Laura's birthday this weekend. Her hubby flew her down to Texas as a gift to her, while surprising my sister at the same time. Joey did a good job keeping it from Holly, and she was so surprised to see Laura. Anyhow, I didn't take many pictures, but I did take a few. It was so good to see you again, Laura! I hope we don't wait another 7 years before seeing eachother again. Not many people share the same sense of humor that my sister and I have, that's why we love you so much. :)

Aubrey and Ella

Cali loved that birthday cake so much she decided to save some on her face for later.

This picture is a little dark so it's hard to see their facial expressions, but they're all making very cute faces. Check out Aubrey striking a pose. Ah, I love these girls!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Morpheus Photo Morpher

Made with Morpheus Photo Morpher
Alright, so I got a little bored today and thought I'd play around with a couple of photos by morphing them. Above is my mom and Aubrey. I did always think they looked alike. :)

Made with Morpheus Photo Morpher

And here is myself and my sister. I wish I could have found better pictures where we were positioned the same.

Made with Morpheus Photo Morpher

And last but not least here is my brother, Taylor, morphing into a cat. :)

Chloe Turns 10!

Today, ten years ago, my little ball of fluff was born. I can't believe she's already ten; I remember the day I first got her. She was the cutest, most adorable puppy I'd ever seen. I still remember being outside in the backyard on the fort, looking out into the street, waiting for my Dad to arrive with her. I was so anxious to meet her!
Over these past ten years, she has been the most loyal companion. I love her like she's my baby. Unfortunately, this also means that I don't have very much longer with her, maybe five years or so if I'm lucky. It still doesn't make it any less difficult to know that one day she won't be here. So, I'll cherish every moment I have with my bestest canine pal. I love you, Chloe bear and Happy Birthday to you!!! The first 3 pictures in the slideshow were taken today, btw.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Birthday Boy!

Happy Birthday, Arthur. Today my boyfriend turns, well, really old. Ha ha... I have to give him a hard time, it's just my nature. He knows I tease him all in good fun, though. So I will refrain from talking numbers but focus more on Arthur and how freaking great he is. :) He does so much for me, and I want to thank him for that. I want to make sure today he doesn't so much as lift a finger. I woke up early this morning, unloaded the dishwasher, walked the dogs, fed the cats, and then made Arthur breakfast (pancakes, sausage, orange julius to drink) and cleaned up after myself. It was difficult trying to clean up because Arthur is always just right there trying to do it himself. It's sad really (on my part, that is), he does pretty much all the housework. I don't ever get a chance to, he's always on top of things. He is the laundry king! Thanks babe, for all you do. You do too much, so try to at least take one day to relax. I hope you have a great day today, you deserve it. I'll post more pictures tomorrow (not that there will be many I'm going to take)! He has yet to pick where we are going out tonight, I hope it's Outback (but I won't suggest it). ;) I'm going to be making a cake I've never tried before, I hope it turns out alright. It's a tres leches (in English it translates to three milks) cake, a favorite cake of Arthur's. Wish me luck!
As for the greeting card I attached, I loved it so much I had to post it! What's funny is that it's kinda true; oh, that sounds horrible I know. Arthur and I had our first date the day before his birthday, so I never forget his birthday now. No, I wouldn't say it's more important, but the card was too funny not to use. Holly actually introduced me to some-ecards ( She'd seen a couple here and there on other friends' blogs. Some of them are just hilarious, however, I do not recommend their site for everyone, as most of their cards and greetings are just plain raunchy. In other words, Mom, don't visit the site, k?!?
***Update: Arthur chose to go to the Outback, yessssss

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Robert Pattinson at the Galleria in Dallas

Cindy, Arthur, Rachel, and I had the opportunity to see Robert Pattinson (plays the character of Edward Cullen in the upcoming Twilight movie)last night at the Galleria mall in Dallas, TX. For those of you who haven't read Stephenie Meyer's books (Twilight series), I recommend them highly. They're so good! I even enjoyed reading her other book, The Host. They will have you hooked. I have been anticipating the film adaptation of the first Twilight novel for many many months now. It's just a week away now, well a little over a week. I'm so excited to see it! Now back to last night, I'm soooo glad I went. Arthur maybe not so much. We had a good time talking, screaming (I may have been the only one doing that), and laughing. We finished off the evening with some yummy overpriced Mexican food (La Cocina?) while there. Last night after I'd arrived back at home, I decided to use an Adobe program (for video editing and such) that I hadn't yet tried out. I've had this program for quite a while now but never had any video projects that needed it. It's really pretty nifty! I was able to combine several different mini videos into one video using special effects and transitions. Below is the video I created and just a couple of pictures that I took while at the mall. Enjoy!

Yes, I am touching the stage that Robert was standing on. I would have stood on it myself, but they had since put these bars in front of it. C'mon now why would they need to go and do that. It's not like someone was going to stand on it, well, besides me anyways.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


This morning I had a bit of a scare, and no I'm not talking about the picture that I took of myself (though yes, it is a wee bit scary). After updating a driver on the computer (I think the update was for my graphics card?), my screen resolution changed and looked crazy. The icons were huge, so I went to change it. I wasn't sure which resolution to change it to, but figured I'd figure it out. Well, this is where it all began. I apparently chose a resolution that was too high for the monitor that I have, and the screen went completely black and left me with an error message stating that the frequency was too high. I couldn't change it back; I restarted the computer and still nothing but a black screen and the same error message. I was devastated! I called LG first (the monitor people) and they had me try a few things but to no avail. They just suggested I call Gateway (the computer people), so I called. They suggested the same things and still nothing worked. They eventually just told me that my graphics card had gone bad and that I needed to send in the computer for repair. Ugh! I was so upset- that would have meant no blogging, no facebook, no music downloads, nothing. Whatever would I have done without my precious computer?!? I spent most of the day just sitting on the futon watching TV, ew. My car part still hasn't come in and I'm still without a car and am literally stranded here at the apartment. I decided after a while to mess with the computer some more, and found a solution afterall. There were only 3 things available to me, the F2 option (some BIOS something or another), F8 (safemode), and the F10 (Boot menu or something like that). Though none of these did anything for me, I did find that if I pushed all of these in a certain order, with the F8 buttong being last, I was given the option on the safe mode menu to restart the computer in the lowest resolution. I was saved!!! How this happened, I haven't a clue, but I do know that my computer is up and running and that I am smarter than those people at LG and Gateway. lol, okay maybe not. But I feel great, I feel triumphant, I am a winner! Yay for me!!! Arthur, you can thank me later. P.S. If the music begins to play as you read this post, and you read at a decent speed, the music should coincide perfectly with my story. I just realized this as I reread it on the blog. hee hee

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008

Here are just a few pictures of my co-workers and I on Halloween. I actually wasn't planning on dressing up, but then at the last minute decided to just grab a cheap pair of scrubs and be a nurse. Hey, at least I was comfortable! :)

Here are all the ones who dressed up (myself included)

Charlotte and me

Myself, Rodney, and Rachel (btw, Rachel was a vampire. If you were to be able to see her up close, you'd see sparkles all over her face with some bags under her eyes)

Rachel and me

This is the cake that I made today for a party that I'm attending this evening. One of my co-workers actually asked if I could make them a Halloween cake and that she'd pay me for it. :)

Here it is after it had cooled and I'd leveled and cut it into it's proper shape.

After it's first coat of icing...

Almost there...

And my finished witchy cake.

Here it is ready to go (I added a little bow in her hair) Voila! And no, this wasn't my idea. I saw this online and recreated it (as I do with most everything I make).