Sunday, December 28, 2008

Chuck Norris is ...

I found myself in the middle of some strange laughing fit tonight with Paul and all over Chuck Norris. Now it really had nothing to do with the man himself or anything he has ever been quoted as saying but more rather to do with things that many have said about him. Here are a few quotes that sent Paul into some serious fits...

If you have five dollars and Chuck Norris has five dollars, Chuck Norris has more money than you.
There is no 'ctrl' button on Chuck Norris's computer. Chuck Norris is always in control.
Apple pays Chuck Norris 99 cents every time he listens to a song.
Chuck Norris can sneeze with his eyes open.
Chuck Norris can eat just one Lay's potato chip.
Chuck Norris is suing Myspace for taking the name of what he calls everything around you.
Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table, because he only recognizes the element of surprise.
Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.

I higly suggest that you check out the following link, so that your evening can be filled with a person reading allowed from a website while his wife laughs and rolls their eyes in the background.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Holiday Thank You's!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am very grateful for this holiday season and the time that I was able to spend with family and friends. I can let things get to me at times and it can get in the way of my enjoyment of Christmas, but I have to say that this was one of the best holidays.

Thank you to everyone!

Lots of love to all!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

President Elect

Tonight I have been blessed to be emotionally connected to a person and a canidate for the first time in my life. I want to say that there is something in Barack Obama that makes me want to not only believe in America but want to be a part of the America that he so passionately speaks of... I hope that Obama is half the man that I believe that he is.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ever Thine...

Be calm--love me--
what tearful longings for
my life--my all--farewell.
Oh continue to love me--
never misjudge
the most faithful heart
of your beloved.
Ever thine,
ever mine,
ever ours.


I will marry my friend, my confidant, my love
and my everything in just a few days... And I
am forever grateful for what he has brought
into my life and I will continue to be the one
that he fell in love with for years to come.

To my Paul.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

So excited...

I am so very excited cause today is my BRIDAL Shower... Yeah!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Another take on Palin...

Eve Ensler, the American playwright, performer, feminist and activist best known for 'The Vagina Monologues', wrote the following about Sarah Palin:

Drill, Drill, Drill

I am having Sarah Palin nightmares. I dreamt last night that she was a member of a club where they rode snowmobiles and wore the claws of drowned and starved polar bears around their necks. I have a particular thing for Polar Bears. Maybe it's their snowy whiteness or their bigness or the fact that they live in the arctic or that I have never seen one in person or touched one. Maybe it is the fact that they live so comfortably on ice. Wha tever it is, I need the polar bears.

I don't like raging at women. I am a Feminist and have spent my life trying to build community, help empower women and stop violence against them. It is hard to write about Sarah Palin. This is why the Sarah Palin choice was all the more insidious and cynical. The people who made this choice count on the goodness and solidarity of Feminists.

But everything Sarah Palin believes in and practices is antithetical to Feminism which for me is part of one story -- connected to saving the earth, ending racism, empowering women, giving young girls options, opening our minds, deepening tolerance, and ending violence and war.

I believe that the McCain/Palin ticket is one of the most dangerous choices of my lifetime, and should this country chose those candidates the fall-out may be so great, the destruction so vast in so many areas that America may never recover. But what is equally disturbing is the impact that duo would have on the rest of the world. Unfortunately, this is not a joke. In my lifetime I have seen the clownish, the inept, the bizarre be elected to the presidency with regularity.

Sarah Palin does not believe in evolution. I take this as a metaphor. In her world and the world of Fundamentalists nothing changes or gets better or evolves. She does not believe in global warming. The melting of the arctic, the storms that are destroying our cities, the pollution and rise of cancers, are all part of God's plan. She is fighting to take the polar bears off the endangered species list. The earth, in Palin's view, is here to be taken and plundered. The wolves and the bears are here to be shot and plundered. The oil is here to be taken and plundered. Iraq is here to be taken and plundered. As she said herself of the Iraqi war, 'It was a task from God.'

Sarah Palin does not believe in abortion. She does not believe women who are raped and incested and ripped open against their will should have a right to determine whether they have their rapist's baby or not.

She obviously does not believe in sex education or birth control. I imagine her daughter was practicing abstinence and we know how many babies that makes.

Sarah Palin does not much believe in thinking. From what I gather she has tried to ban books from the library, has a tendency to dispense with people who think independently. She cannot tolerate an environment of ambiguity and difference. This is a woman who could and might very well be the next president of the United States . She would govern one of the most diverse populations on the earth.

Sarah believes in guns. She has her own custom Austrian hunting rifle. She has been
known to kill 40 caribou at a clip. She has shot hundreds of wolves from the air.

Sarah believes in God. That is of course her right, her private right. But when God and Guns come together in the public sector, when war is declared in God's name, when the rights of women are denied in his name, that is the end of separation of church and state and the undoing of everything America has ever tried to be.

I write to my sisters. I write because I believe we hold this election in our hands. This vote is a vote that will determine the future not just of the U.S. , but of the planet. It will determine whether we create policies to save the earth or make it forever uninhabitable for humans. It will determine whether we move towards dialogue and diplomacy in the world or whether we escalate violence through invasion, undermining and attack. It will determine whether we go for oil, strip mining, coal burning or invest our money in alternatives that will free us from dependency and destruction. It will determine if money gets spent on education and healthcare or whether we build more and more methods of killing. It will determine whether America20is a free open tolerant society, or a closed place of fear, fundamentalism and aggression.

If the Polar Bears don't move you to go and do everything in your power to get Obama elected, then consider the chant that filled the hall after Palin spoke at the RNC, 'Drill Drill Drill.' I think of teeth when I think of drills. I think of rape. I think of destruction. I think of domination. I think of military exercises that force mindless repetition, emptying the brain of analysis, doubt, ambiguity or dissent. I think of pain.

Do we want a future of drilling? More holes in the ozone, in the floor of the sea, more holes in our thinking, in the trust between nations and peoples, more holes in the fabric of this precious thing we call life?

Eve Ensler
September 5, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

We May Speak the Same Language, But the Words are Vastly Different

Palin recently said that the war in Iraq is "God's task." She's even admitted she hasn't thought about the war much—just last year she was quoted saying, "I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq."

Palin has actively sought the support of the fringe Alaska Independence Party. Six months ago, Palin told members of the group—who advocate for a vote on secession from the union—to "keep up the good work" and "wished the party luck on what she called its 'inspiring convention.'"

Palin wants to teach creationism in public schools. She hasn't made clear whether she thinks evolution is a fact.

Palin doesn't believe that humans contribute to global warming. Speaking about climate change, she said, "I'm not one though who would attribute it to being manmade."

Palin has close ties to Big Oil. Her inauguration was even sponsored by BP.

Palin is extremely anti-choice. She doesn't even support abortion in the case of rape or incest.

Palin opposes comprehensive sex-ed in public schools. She's said she will only support abstinence-only approaches. (Which is not even something that she could convey to own child).

As mayor, Palin tried to ban books from the library. Palin asked the library how she might go about banning books because some had inappropriate language in them—shocking the librarian, Mary Ellen Baker. According to Time, "news reports from the time show that Palin had threatened to fire Baker for not giving "full support" to the mayor."

She DID support the Bridge to Nowhere (before she opposed it). Palin claimed that she said "thanks, but no thanks" to the infamous Bridge to Nowhere. But in 2006, Palin supported the project repeatedly, saying that Alaska should take advantage of earmarks "while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist."

Just a few things that I thought we should all take a moment a read, considering so many seem to think that she is the best candidate for the job and this country.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Today I have my consultation with the therapist... Wish me luck, I am sure that on top of my anxiety there will be a couple of issues addressed, or maybe she will just size me up and tell me that everyone has issues and this is just mine. So in effect telling me that I am "normal". This should be interesting.

I will let you all know how it goes.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Vegan Again...

I think that I am going to do the Vegan Cleanse again... It was so much fun the first time that I feel like going through it all over again. Sense the sarcasm? I just think that I would like to clean this body out again, and that cleanse was a nice way to do it. So starting tomorrow I am cutting out the bread, the meat and the cheese and the dairy. Though I know that soda and caffiene are on the bill as well, I am going to be keeping that on since I am surely going to kill people if I cannot have at least caffiene while going through this again. Oh and I guess that I will be cutting out the alcohol and sugar as well... Oh yeah I am definitely keeping the caffiene.

Wish me luck for the second time.

Indecision 2008

In recent months I have been back and forth on whom I would be voting for in the 2008Election... And when I say back and forth I mean whether or not I would be voting for Barack Obama or a yet to be named Independent. I admit that I was one of the early ones to jump on the Barack train but when he came to Orange County and visited one of the churches and spoke about marriage being between a man and a woman, I was put in a position to be tested on just how far I was willing to go to see change made in America. I have and always will be in support of an individuals rights to choose just how they want to live their life, that is what has and always will make America great. But when I heard a black man, whom I would have thought would understand the ramifications of not having certain rights, speak about the right to be married being that of a man and a woman, I was heart broken. Here was this man screaming about change and bringing back respect to being an American, telling religous people that they could rest assured he was in support of maintaining the sanctity of marriage.

As I am approaching my wedding day I am becoming ever more appreciative of the right that I was born with, simply because I was born heterosexual. I have and always will be in support of gay rights, not because it is something that I as a heterosexual will ever understand first hand but rather because I as a heterosexual would never want to be told what I could or could not do.

That being said I also understand the ramifications of the decision that lay before us as Americans and the responsibility that we have to make sure that change is made in any way, shape or form. I feel now as many Republicans felt after eigth years of Clintons, that if we do not stop the route that we are on now... How will we ever be able to recognize that the path that we are on is a dangerous one, where the citizens voices are not heard and the government continues to be blind to all that is going on around them. This is that defining moment and we have to be the ones that take charge. So I as someone that needs to be responsible for the path that I am on and the one that this nation is on, have decided to give my vote to Barack Obama.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Earthquakes and things of that nature...

Recently we (those in Southern California) experienced what many would say was a rather large earthquake. Now I was not one of those people that thought that it was fine and not all that big of a deal, I on the other hand thought that it was awful and could have gone without one. But it was not just the shaking and the loud noise that bothered me, it was the lack of control on my part. Slowly, as the years go by, I am realizing that my control issues go beyond the norm that many must feel. I, under no circumstances, like to have something going on where I am not in control of every moment of it. This is a realization that I am sure that many know about me, but something that I have never been comfortable admitting outside of a few close family and friends. So in an attempt to let some control go in one respect and gain some in another I have decided to seek some help with my control issues. I hope that this is something that will be beneficial to me and those that have to deal with me.

I won't lie I am scared to find out where my issues lie and why they began, but this is something that I need to deal with, so let the journey begin!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Maid of Honor

Finally we found Katie's dress and it is beautiful... I love it!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Shame on The New Yorker

At first when I saw this picture I was not sure what to make of it but as I began to look into the fact that The New Yorker actually made this their cover I became slightly enraged. Is this really where we are at in our current state that we can make political jokes about a very lame 9/11 Osama Bin Laden / Barack Obama connection. I understand that this should be so smart as to be funny, as though we are all ready to laugh at the stupidity of the connection that many try to make between the two, but I am certain that this was ill timed and in poor taste. I do not pretend to understand the intentions of all but I do believe myself to be educated enough to understand the difference between satire and down right tackiness.

I hope that many people see this cover and rather than feel intrigued just keep walking.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Day 6: Better Yet

Being that it is a Saturday and all I would normally have woken up, made some coffee and had a couple of Eggo waffles. Instead I got up ran the Saturn over to the dealership to have them work on some junk and stopped at the Jamba Juice for breakfast and then came home. After a leasurely morning nap, I awoke at lunch and had a veggie corn dog and three veggie bites that have spinach and artichoke in them. And when I would normally be feeling all sluggish and bloated after eating I am feeling great! If it were not for the fact that the results speak for themselves I would not have lasted to the sixth day. I like that I am feeling good and if I am not mistaken I have lost a little weight as well.

Now I won't lie a big Diet Dr. Pepper would be heavenly, but the water and lemon sitting next to me will suffice for now.

To each and all have a great day of cheese, bread and most likely alcohol and I will have what I call pretty close to nothing in the way of fun day as well!

PS - We are going to dinner at Buca Di Beppo tonight, not sure what I will be able to have there, so wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Day 3: Not so easy!

Well even though I woke up with a slightly smaller headache today then I had in previous days, today was a little bit harder. I found myself craving bread and cheese and a diet dr. pepper like you would not know. But since I have made a commitment of sorts to this process I had my leftover grilled veggies and tofu that I had for dinner last night for lunch today. It was good and with loads of salt the best thing that I could have hoped to have, besides a Big Mac.

I know that I am discovering much about myself and my habits where food is concerned and though it has been tough I am appreciate of the 3 pounds I have lost and the new found knowledge I have acquired. I like that I have to think about the food I am about to eat and that allows me to make smart, concious decisions about what I am putting into my body.


Monday, July 7, 2008

Someone get me a SODA stat!

Hardest part of today, besides the monster cramps that sent me home from work at 3pm today, was the lack of caffiene. I don't think that going off of the caffiene cold turkey like this was good for my system and furthermore I want a Coke Zero so bad that I can taste it.

I had granola cereal with almonds and soy milk for breakfast, that was interesting to say the least. Then for lunch I had spinach salad with yellow peppers, tomatoes and salsa dressing. And for dinner, since I was not feeling all that hot and into making a full on meal, I had butternut squash soup and some edamame.

Now I would like some ice cream, or even a sugar-free popsicle would suffice, but there are none of those to be had, so I guess I will make due with more water. Yummy.

I hope that this passes soon, otherwise this is going to be the longest 21 days of my life or the shortest if I cannot make it.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Vegan Shopping

In the spirit of the cleanse I stopped off at the Trader Joes on the way home from dinner to pick up a couple of items to help aide me in the days ahead. Lets just say that you have to be pretty damn creative to cut out all the "bad" (ie-good) stuff. I bought some tofu (not sure what I am going to do there), frozen veggies, ready to eat brown rice with mushrooms, soy milk (without sugar), kashi cereal (still not sure if that falls under this cleanse as okay) and a lot of salad. The funny thing is that I was totally thinking that it was going to be a huge amount of money to buy stuff to compensate for the food that I already have in the fridge but cannot eat and it ended up at $25, which included Paul's eggs. I guess when you take out all the BAD stuff i.e.-soda, booze, bread, cheese and meat, the rest is pretty cheap.

At least there is a high point to this so far... the $ savings!

Oprah I am going to make you proud.

Oprah's 21 Day Cleanse

For whatever reason I have been intrigued by Oprah's 21 Day Cleanse, that I believe she just completed. Not knowing anything about it I decided to do some research and see what this whole thing was about. Well I am not certain what person dreamt this whole thing up but apparently the idea is that you are to go without caffeine, sugar, alcohol, gluten, and animal products for 21 days. Though at first glance I thought that the alcohol part was going to be the one thing that concerned me the most, I began to realize that everything on that list would be so terribly difficult to give up. I cannot even imagine what it is that you would eat and consume for 21 days, and worse yet would you even feel all that different in 21 days to have made the process worth it.

But since I am all for trying anything that Oprah tells me is good, I am putting in writing that I am going to try this cleanse and I have the fullest intentions of completing all 21 days. So starting tomorrow morning I am to begin the 21 Day Cleanse and I really hope that this all goes well. I will posting my experiences and letting you know my progress so stay tuned.

If you would like info on this cleanse please visit

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Till Death Do Us Part...

Will you take this man, to love, honor, and cherish, till death do you part?

Such a simple question that carries such weight. It seems that there are so many people in this world that have said these vows only to find that the death do us part portion of the vows are forgotten so very easily once life becomes to hard to bare. We make decisions and choices in this world on a daily basis to fight, to love, to honor and to make a relationship a priority in ones life and this has to be something that we do consistently and honestly. NO ONE EVER SAID LIFE WAS EASY... so why would one think that marriage would be. Life is tough and only the ones that make an honest effort to be in it everyday come out a winner. I have watched the disipation of many a relationship over my lifetime, some deeply personal and others from the outside and though all seem to have a different reason for falling apart I believe whole-heartedly that all stem from one reason: EFFORT!

There was a reason that you fell in love with this person and wanted to at one point spend the rest of your life with them and that love never really falls away unless we allow it. Love takes work as do relationships. It would be nice to think that people should be able to just come together and if it is right it would be easy... But to me easy is nice, but what is the payoff to knowing that little effort was ever required of one in that partnership... Just like work, sports, and anything in life, you get out what you put in.

So in honor of my freind Rhona Madrid finding the one that she is so very lucky to spend the rest of her life with, I dedicate this post to her and to all those people that realize that the risk and the effort are well worth it... Love is all that we have to make this life worth going through.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ahhh... Karma

The philosophical explanation of karma can differ slightly between traditions, but the general concept is basically the same. Through the law of karma, the effects of all deeds actively create past, present, and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain and joy it brings to him/her and others.

I would like to say that I feel some sort of empathy for the Los Angeles Lakers but then I would be lying and God would hate that. I feel nothing for the Lakers and especially their ring leader a one Mr. Kobe Bryant. My main thought is that this is what you get for parading your little girls around like they were the second coming and allowing that wife of yours to continue to shelve her dignity and self respect. But hey who knows maybe Kobe will be able to talk enough shit again so that we can speculate for the off season whether or not the Lakers will finally trade his sorry ass and shut him up once and for all!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

I dedicate this song to my cousin Matt... There is only Love.

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you're so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks, and I'm tryin' to get back
Before the cool done run out I'll be givin it my bestest
and nothin's gonna stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some

I won't hesitate no more,
no more, it cannot wait, I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing
We're just one big family and
It's our god forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved Loved

So, I won't hesitate no more,
no more, it cannot wait I'm sure
there's no need to complicate our time is short
this is our fate, I'm yours


Do you want to come scooch on over closer, dear?
And I will nibble your ear.

I've been spendin' way too long checkin' my tongue in the mirror
and bendin' over backwards just to try to see it clearer
but my breath fogged up the glass
and so I drew a new face and I laughed
I guess what I'm a sayin' is there ain't no better reason
to rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
our name is our virtue

But I won't hesitate no more, no more
it cannot wait, I'm sure
(There's no need to complicate
our time is short
it cannot wait, I'm yours 2x)

(No please don't complicate, our time is short
this is our fate, I'm yours.
no please don't hesitate no more, no more
it cannot wait, the sky is yours!)

well open up your mind and see like me
open up your plans and damn you're free
look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
listen to the music of the moment come and dance with me
ah, la one big family
it's your God-forsaken right to be loved, loved, loved, loved
open up your mind and see like me
open up your plans and damn you're free
look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
listen to the music of the moment come and dance with me
ah, la happy family
it's our god forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved
listen to the music of the moment come and dance with me
ah, la peaceful melodies
it's you god forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved...

Buenos Aires... In like 10 months.

In an attempt to get the show on the road, so to speak, we moved up our wedding from May of 2009 to October of this year. Though this was exactly what we wanted it was not quite what our pocket books had anticipated, so the honeymoon was something that we had to delay in order to be man and wife in October. But, drumroll please, we have decided on a location that I believe to be amazing and I cannot wait to go... Buenos Aires here we come! The home of Evita Peron and the Tango is going to be the place that we celebrate our honeymoon... in April of 2009.

At first it seemed a little odd to wait so long to go on honeymoon but then I realized that it will something great to look forward to and I cannot wait. I have started the searches for places and things that I want to see and here are a few photos of the beauty and culture that awaits us.

Below is the Hotel Cocker that I totally want to stay at because of this room alone.

I can only hope that I look even half this good when I attempt the Tango, oh and we will be doing that, no matter what Paul may think.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Anna Quindlen... My Sister will love this one.

Many years ago my sister introduced me to the wonderful Anna Quindlen, who is a writer for Newsweek and about a month ago some amazing stranger decided to sign me up for a subscription to this magazine and I ran across an article today that I cannot not help but write about.

Titled "The Same People," this article is about the victory that the gay community has had over same sex marriage in the California Supreme Court system. If you know me you know that I have always been a proponent of human rights and equality for all, that being said I would like to quote a couple of lines from her article.

"Before you could say Jonathan and Andrew request the honor of your presence, opponents were suggesting that civilization would crash and burn if two guys could register at Pottery Barn and raise kids in a ranch house..."

"... this folks vowed to find a way to protect the sanctity of hetero marriage, that time-honored staple of sitcom mockery and savage custody fights. Polls showing opposition to gay marriage were proffered to prove that the court had overstepped its bounds, ignoring the fact that the most sacred business of judges is not to ratify the will of the majority but to protect the minority from its tyranny."

"Gay men and lesbians have prospered because they've refused to acquiesce to the notion that they should hide their lives from public view. Two by two they've adopted children, bought homes, volunteered in their communities and slogged through life together just the way hetero couples do, except without the preferential tax codes, inheritance rights and the automatic assumption that they can make decisions for one another in emergency situations."

"Here is what I do not understand: is there so much love and commitment in the world that we can afford, as a society, to be contemptuous of some portion of it? If two women in white want to join hands in front of their families and friends and vow to love and honor one another until they die, the only resonable response to that is happy tears, awed admiration and societal approval."

"Someday soon the fracas surrounding all this will seem like a historical artifact, like the notion that women were once prohibited from voting and a black individual from marrying a white one. Our children will attend the marriages of their friends, will chatter about whether they will last, will whisper to one another, 'Love him, don't love him so much.' The California Supreme Court called gay marriage a 'basic civil right.' In hindsight, it will merely be called ordinary life."

I will marry the man of my dreams in four months, and all I had to do was find him. To be born with certain rights and then to once you declare a certain aspect of yourself to the world, lose them is so terribly hard for me to fathom. In the great words of Ms. Ellen DeGeneres "We are all the same people, all of us."

Sunday, June 1, 2008

My Ode to My Love ... Paul

In My Life. The Beetles

There are places i'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends i still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life i've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When i think of love as something new
Though i know i'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know i'll often stop and think about them
In my life i love you more

Though i know i'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know i'll often stop and think about them
In my life i love you more
In my life i love you more

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Blackbird by The Beetles

Blackbird singing in the dead of night

Take these broken wings and learn to fly.

All your life You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night

Take these sunken eyes and learn to see.

All your life You were only waiting for this moment to be free.

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night

Take these broken wings and learn to fly.

All your life You were only waiting for this moment to arise

You were only waiting for this moment to arise

You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Saturday, May 24, 2008

SATC... Waiting so long for this!

I have not been this excited in so long... Sex and the City, the Movie is finally coming out and I cannot wait! I think that this moment parallels that of my wedding, or even my engagement... Sad but true!

Those ladies have been able to vocalize the very things that we have all gone through in one way or another. Though I would love to say that I am a Carrie, I would have to say that I am happily a little mix of the four. I love a great shopping day like Carrie and have both my share of Mr. Big and Aiden. I am the romantic that Charlottle embodies, but I am more practical about my wedding like Miranda, and as cynical... And of course we all like to think that we have a little Sammantha in us, and though our mothers would hate to hear it we do!

This is going to be a great experience, regardless of what the critics say... So bring on the Cosmos and the Minolos and heres to a great evening ahead!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

the dress and all that jazz...

After careful consideration we have decided to have a small wedding in Vegas. I am so very excited that we are going to get married in October and finally I am going to be Mrs. Paul Madore.

This is the dress... and I love it!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A simple thank you

Somehow I am not sure how I awoke at this place but I am here.

I am who I am because I have learned to be thankful. I am here because I have been fortunate to have people in my life that have allowed me to see the truth and beauty in this world and in myself. I am lucky to be able to say that I am loved, so very loved.

Just a thank you to all those that have given to me everything that makes

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I wish that someone had told me that planning may actually take all the fun out of having one... I am not quite sure when it began but there is an entire industry set up to rip off the general public at every turn. I would like to have a small, cute wedding and to be honest, there is no chance of that happening, at least not if it is up to most of the locations that we have looked at that either want our life savings and our first child or for us to at least invite people just so that we make some sort of minimum.

I have forever dreamed of my wedding day and to be honest I would love to go into wedding planning, especially now that I know how much money there is to be made, but this is not quite the way that I thought the planning portion would have turned out. Sadly, it has been almost two weeks and I am so stressed that eloping is becoming the option that I most favor for wedding options.

But as everyone keeps telling me, I need to relax and enjoy this... cause it is supposed to FUN! So I am going to try that this week and I will let you know how that goes.

Friday, February 22, 2008


I love Fridays! There is nothing like a nice Friday night to make you look forward to the weekend ahead and make you thankful that the week is behind you.

I like coming home and taking a nice, long hot shower and then putting on pajamas and making a simple dinner, like eggs and toast. I like that first glass of wine of the evening, that sends you into the perfect relaxation and then just chilling on the computer for some nice web surfing. Then I love catching up on all the tv that I missed that week but tivo was nice enough to record for me.

This is what I love... Friday!