Wednesday, October 31, 2012

College Halloweens

I miss Halloween in college.

So in honor of college-costumes, I decided to post my two favorite costumes:

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

Little Mermaid (a given for all redheads)

Monday, October 29, 2012

You know when it's time to cut your hair...

I cut my hair about 2x a year.  Horrible, I know.  But it's not a priority in my life.
If it weren't for a specific reason, I'd probably NEVER cut my hair. 
But 2x a year, I have a problem.
A big problem.
My hair gets so long. 
So heavy. 
I get headaches
Does this happen to anyone else? 
Especially if I put my hair in a pony tail, it's instant-head-ache.
Nevermind the nasty split-ends and grown out layers.  I'm talking HEADACHES that not even caffeine can cure.
With that being said, I'm looking for a stylist in Portland/Vancouver.  If any PNWers have any recommendations, please feel free to pass them my way.  Because this girl needs a hair cut, pronto!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Letters #4

Dear Waffle Friday (@ work) - I love that we keep running into each other.  I don't care about trying to "eat healthy" or eat less sugar.  I'm going to cover you in whipped cream and jam and get a little wild this morning.

Dear Warren Miller Tonight - I AM SO EXCITED!  Boyfriend bought us tickets to get a little Warren Miller action in to officially kick off the ski season.  Who cares if I don't have a ski pass this year?  They're $1,000.  And that's ridiculous.

Dear Podcasts - Thanks for keeping me company during my commute home from work.

Dear Air Conditioning (@ work) - Be nice, or leave.  There's no reason you should be acting up at 6:30am.  I'm freezing, and it's your fault.  Go away.

Dear Miss Kimmy - Thanks for lending an ear this week to let me VENT.  You always get me.  And understand me.  And I miss living down the hall from you.  LOVEANDMISSYOUTONS!

Dear Unborn Twins - Not my twins, of course.  But this girl just found out she's going to be an Aunt to both a little boy AND little girl!  Best of both worlds!!

Happy Friday, folks!

Speaking of podcasts, does anyone have good podcast suggestions?!  I'm always looking for new ones.  It's nerdy though - I understand.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bloggy Peeps

Like any type of hobby/profession, blogging involves networking.

You surround yourself with blogs you enjoy reading, and that you can relate to or learn from.

With that being said, I've had the opportunity to connect with some amazing ladies lately!

Miss Tabitha was my first Portland Bloggy friend!  And homegirl is crazy funny - check out her blog at My Cliffnotes.  You'll love her posts, and she lives in Portland, so she's pretty rad.

Dayna is adorable and I feel like I've known her for ever!  I can relate to her on so many levels.  Her bloggy is on the top of my list of blogs to creep on each day.  Her blog is Pearls, Curls, and All Things Southern

Kayla at Simple Bliss and I had a "moment" today.  I've been down lately, and going through some personal stuff and feel like I have no one to talk to.  I found out today that Miss Kayla is in a similar boat.  Needless to say, we vented to each other, and bonded :-)

Did you know?

I need this!

  1. Your brain responds to sugar the same way it responds to drugs/alcohol.  It's a real addiction.  And I'm addicted.
  2. In Portland, it's legal to be naked in public.   
  3. The average couple gets engaged after 2-3 years of dating, and 75% of women are willing to end the relationship if no rock has been received.  I'm apparently part of the 25%.
  4. Vodka Tampons - you can get drunk from not drinking, but rather inserting alcohol through the rectum.  I learned this from a nurse - it's a real issue!
  5. Redheads are hyper sensitive and require more anesthesia.  If you don't believe me, ask your Wisdom Tooth Doctor.  They cringe when a redhead walks in.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mouses have wee wees?

Has anyone heard of the Bad Lip Reading youtube videos?

They're a hoot-and-a-half.

Boyfriend first introduced me to the Michael Buble video, but recently this weekend we were introduced to the Twilight video.

If you need a Monday laugh, watch this bad boy:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

25 Going On 80

Boyfriend and I are slowly moving into our new house.
And by "slowly," I mean we have unpacked the kitchen. 
And our closets.
And that's it.
One thing that we needed to do was contact paper the kitchen cupboards/drawers before we could put things away.
My Aunt Peggy is a contact papering maniac.
You see, back in the olden days where computers don't exist and a handshake still means something, people used to use this thing called "contact paper."
It protects your cabinets and drawers.
Guys would help their friends move the heavy shit items.
And girls.
Girls would help each other contact paper the cupboard and drawers.
So whenever I would move into one of my many new apartments, my Aunt would always say, "Wish I were there to help you contact paper!"
So you might remember me contact papering here.
I basically turned into an old-timer and contact papered the crap out of that apartment. 
So when we moved into our new home, you bet your butt I made sure to contact paper!
But this time was different.
This time, boyfriend wanted to help.
I don't know what possessed him. 
But he was in a saucy mood. 
And while pestering him that he didn't know how time consuming this old-lady skill took, he decided to lend a hand.
And by "lend a hand," I mean do it himself. I photographed the moment. 
Because it's worth a million bucks to me :-)

 I know with the newer cabinets/laminate interior, you almost don't need to.  But I still don't like to risk things spilling.
Has anyone else ever contact papered?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Frolicking in Washington

As I've mentioned so many times before, boyfriend and I don't have the same days off so we don't get to go on as many weekend adventures like we used to.

That's okay.

So we both planned to take a few days to go explore Washington.
You see, boyfriend has a love affair with mountains, and up in Washington live the Cascades. 
Google them. 
They're badass. 

So we decided to go on a couple little hikes, explore Bellingham (a coastal college town), and Leavenworth (a Bavarian themed town).

Our hikes were dependent on the weather - and due to tons of rain, we stuck with short hikes. 

No backpacking adventures for us!  I may get dirty with the boyfriend, but I refuse to camp/backpack in the rain.  Sounds like a muddy nightmare to me!

You'll see the colors were

I adore Fall more than any season, so I was in HOG-HEAVEN the entire time.

We car camped the first night. Car Sweet Car

Boyfriend's Instagram creation.  Cold & Foggy Summit
Another one of boyfriend's Instagram creations

It was a lovely little trip, and while the rain put a damper (no pun intended) on some of the things we wanted to do, we didn't let it hold us back!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Watch out boyfriend, I've got a taser

When boyfriend first joined law enforcement, he was required to be pepper sprayed and tased.  Neither of which he ever, ever, wanted to do again.

Sure enough, his work needed a victim volunteer to help with a community educational program to inform the public about the different tasks and challenges law enforcement faces.  The volunteer they needed was for a tasing demonstration.  That super-smart boyfriend of mine was enticed by overtime hours and signed up.

So I joined him.

... to watch him get tased of course.

His Sargeant jokingly asked if I'd want to tase him instead.

You bet your law-enforcement-ass I do!

Up until he handed me the taser, I was expecting him to say,
"HAH Just kidding you naive little girl.  We would never let you taser your boyfriend."

But that never went down.

Instead, he handed me the taser, showed me the laser and instructed me to blast my boyfriend with two-prongs of electrical goodness.

So I nailed him right in the spine. 
With an audience. 
And a Sargeant as my instructor.

I mean, I could do this Deputy Sheriff thing. 
I'm a natural.

P.S.  Does anyone else think taser should be spelled with a "Z" instead of an "S" ??  Google told me it was "S", so I believed it.

Friday Letters #3

I've been a slacker blogger lately.  I have so many posts I've written, but I'm a lazy lady and can't find the cord to my camera for the pictures.

So the posts go unposted.

Stupid camera cord.  When will they start making cameras that can wirelessly sync with our computers?!

Dear Sushi From Last Night - Please stop making my stomach hurt.  And PLEASE no food poisoning!

Dear Boyfriend - I can't wait for our little trippy this weekend + Monday + Tuesday.  It's not often we get to have an entire day together, so I'm excited to have the entire WEEKEND!

Dear 5am-2pm Shift - Today, we're done.

Dear Foggy Mornings - I love you.  The foggy mornings make me love living in the Pacific Northwest

Dear Polly - I'm so proud you learned to use your doggy door in less than 24 hours!  I pup is smarter than your pup.

Hopefully today goes by quickly so I can run home and PACK!  Boyfriend and I are road trippin' through Washington to go to Leavenworth and Bellingham and go HIKING!  We haven't had many days off together since I work M-F and he works Th-M, so we are STOKED.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Shenanigans of a Deputy Sheriff's GF

All I have to say is that I have a couple of posts coming up that I am SO EXCITED ABOUT.

One is about my recent ride-along I did with the boyfriend.

The other is.... priceless. 
I got to use a weapon, and that's all I'm saying. 
As soon as I get the video from the boyfriend's iPad
it's going viral


Friday, October 05, 2012

Friday Letters #2

It's Friday and I couldn't be happier!  This girl is ready to throw on some comfy clothes, a good TV show, and eat everything I can get my hands on.  Last night I was so tired that I pretty much skipped eating dinner because it was too much work. 

My Priorities clearly need adjusting.

Dear Stomach - please stop growling/gurgling/whining.  My co-workers can hear you and it's really embarrassing.

Dear 3:00am Alarm Clock - only one more week!  Then we're done.

Dear New Ice Maker - I love you.

Dear Grimm - I'm happy there was finally another episode!!  Now if someone could just tell me where in this city to find Grimm, I'll be happy.  I know he's here.  Filming.  And I'm dying to see him.

Dear Real World, Cast Of Portland - I also kind of want to see you too.  #KeepPortlandWeird

Dear Boxes - Please unpack yourself.  I don't have the motivation this week to put everything away.  KTHANKS.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

House and 3am Alarm Clock

I've been a little MIA.  But I have a good reason!

Boyfriend and I finally moved into our new home!  We received our keys and within 24 hours, we were completely moved into the house. unpacking is a different story.

In addition to our new move, I've been working the morning shift at work.  Working 5am-2pm makes for a mega-super-tired-Ashley.

But can we talk about how much Polly loves her new yard??!