Friday, January 25, 2008

50 Books in 2008 Update

I'm now on book #5! I've updated the list of books in a previous post below.

And not that this is in any way a competition...but I'm ahead of Emily. Wow!!

Nothing exciting this week...

Well not much happened this week. I've been super busy because in addition to work and Grant starting school, I completed a project management course this week. That's not too exciting in general, but it's pretty exciting to me! I learned a lot about paired-comparison approach, linear relationship theory, and much, much more. While those things may sound boring, they're actually cool approaches to managing multiple priorities and projects.

Bruiser and I went to class again yesterday, and we sort of failed. Bruiser can walk very well on a leash, but that's sort of it in class. He barked quite a bit again last night and even snapped at two dogs. At least he didn't snap at Penguin the Newfoundland again, who outweighs him by at least 100 pounds! Nope, Bruiser and Penguin seem to be friends; it's the smaller dogs Bruiser doesn't like. Renee (one of the trainers) says that Bruiser doesn't like to do things like "sit" in class because it's a cold cement floor and he doesn't want to get his little butt cold. That seems to be sort of true, because Bruiser and I practiced in the house tonight and he could do sit, down, and down-stay (at least for a few seconds).

Since not much happened this week, I found some old pictures to put up that I just thought were cute. When Bruiser was little, before he chewed his second and final bed to pieces, this is how he would sleep in it:

He'd start out all cozy in the bed. Suddenly, he'd be halfway out of the bed. Next, he'd be almost all the way out of the bed. Finally, he'd be curled up in the middle of the floor, no where near his bed!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Celebrity Apprentice

I have always loved the show The Apprentice. I love The Donald. I even like that he added Ivanka (I thought she was going to be just another spoiled socialite, but she's smart and tough and I think adds to the show). I watch the Apprentice and I want to go out and be a tough-cookie corporate type who rules the world.

Last night I went to my friend Venetia's house and we had a Celebrity Apprentice mini-marathon. I missed the first epidsode, so she's been Tivo'ing them for me and we watched all three last night. I LOVE Celebrity Apprentice! I was absolutely enthralled for all three episodes - I know I'm a TV geek, but I can't help it. How could you not like it??? I like that they're playing for charities, not for a job, so they're not just people kissing up to The Donald all the time.

Right now, the guys are way ahead. The Playmate, Nadia (the gymnast) and Gene Simmons are all gone. I can't wait to see who goes next. I'd love for it to be Omarosa, but I have a feeling she's going to stick around. I hope the celebrities start helping her with her outfits, because those short skirts and funky collars she's wearing have got to go!

Anyone else watching Celebrity Apprentice??? I can't wait until the next episode!

My birthday again?

Yep, it's still my birthday, because I celebrate my birthday all month long. In continuation of the birthday festivities, today we had the family birthday dinner (well lunch) at Mom and Dad's. For the last three years, while M&D have been building the house, we've been going out to donner, so it was nice to go back to the tradition of Mom making whatever we want for our birthday meal.

I snapped a few pictures of Addie and Henry with my new camera, then came home and took a few of Bruiser too. Enjoy!
Anyway, back to the pictures!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Wedding Colors

Now that I've been to the tasting at Monte Verde Inn, I'm in full wedding mode - there is so much to do! I'm keeping a lot about the wedding a surprise, because I love surprises, but for those of you who just need to know, here is a bit more.


Cream and blush pink with chocolate brown and wine accents:

Now you know what colors to wear if you want to match!