What is a New Years Resolution

Here I am again at the end of January finally putting my New Years Resolution onto my blog....I was late last year, and I'm late this year.  The good news is that I did pretty good on my resolutions from last year.  But more on that in a bit.  First off let me address something that I am hearing more than ever this year.  "I don't believe in New Years Resolutions...." UM OK....that's fine if you want to live a mundane mediocre life.  What is a New Years Resolution?  To me it is a time to start fresh and reevaluate what I have been through and accomplished in the last year, what I have not and kind of create my bucket list for the year.  I think the main reason people don't believe in them, is because they have failed over and over...every year.  I wouldn't believe in them either … [Read more...]

It Does Take a Village- Or Two (guest post by Heather Von St. James)

Heather today with daughter Lily

Sometimes we go about our daily lives and forget to thank god for all we have to be thankful for.  A few days ago a lady by the name of Heather Von St. James reached out to me, and asked if she could do a guest post on my blog to help raise awareness for a horrible little known cancer that she was diagnosed with called Mesothelioma.  I was so touched by her story, and her amazing attitude, I stayed up late reading her blog, and thought it was such an inspirational story. Below is Heather's guest post, and I encourage you to check out her blog, and if you are inspired, maybe even make a contribution to her cause, or share this story, to help Heather with her efforts of raising awareness of this cancer that kills 90-95% of people who have it, but is completely preventable. Kristen … [Read more...]

New Years Resolutions….a month late but not a dollar short

Happy New Year!   Holla!!!!  OK, so I am a little late on the New Years resolutions, but I figured everyone else has forgotten theirs by now....so I really just want to rub it in their face in February that I am still working on mine.  Plus, I had a few detours in January.  One of my favorite quotes from the movie Dodgeball is: "If you can Dodge a Wrench You can Dodge a Ball."  Thats kind of how I feel about this last month.  So now that I have trained with the wrenches, lets put on some knee socks and PLAY BALL! New Years Resolutions are as followed in no particular order: 1.  Blog a lil more.  It was going so well...until October when I moved companies, and work consumed my life.  Surprisingly I have gotten thousands of hits to my site even during my hiatus.  Verdict … [Read more...]

Record day for USC’s Matt Barkley and Robert Woods

A scared gopher after the 1st half

Today was like Christmas for me…..why?  College football started, and this girl is in heaven!  However this Christmas day was like the one you thought you were getting a Barbie dream house, and instead you got the Tonka Truck.  Yes, it is still Christmas and still a great day, just not what you expected. While there were several surprises and upsets on this first week, here’s the recap for the USC game….and of course this is from my point of view.  If you don’t like it, then I suggest you turn on your ESPN Zone, while my Tonka truck bulldozes my Terry Bradshaw bobble head. USC took on the Minnesota Gophers.  I asked my facebook followers a few days ago, the top ten ways to kill a gopher; and apparently the only two players that read Bab’s Cliff Notes were Robert Woods … [Read more...]

Pranks

Facebook Profile Pic

A recent study published by health psychology showed that those who are happy at work live longer than those who are not.  A study was done with 820 adults over a 20 year period at the same job and those with low social support at work were 2.4 times more likely to die during those two decades.  I know you are wondering when this turned into a science/ behavioral blog but stick with me.  While there are several external forces that can make your job suck ass, there is one way to make your job more fun, and that is with good old fashion practical jokes.  So....for those of you with no creativity or those down in the doldrums, I am offering you some things that I have done in the work place, to make it fun, and get some laughs. Please note....althought I am a woman, some of these … [Read more...]

Designer Umbrellas and more for Hurricane Irene

Light Up Umbrellas....for when its dark and wet (mind out of the gutter)

OK friends; I hate to talk about the weather, because I feel like only boring people who have nothing else to talk about discuss the weather.  However, in case you've been living under a rock our country is experiencing the terrible Hurricane Irene.  Which, as a side note....every time I hear about hurricane Irene, I want to start singing the "Come On Eileen" song, and insert Irene where Eileen is, which I know is totally messed up, but that's how my brain works.  Deal with it....or stop reading my blog.  Anyways, we are experiencing a true tragedy here in the United States, simply based on the fact that it really is hard to dress for a hurricane.  So let me do my good deed for the week and offer those living through Irene some fashion ideas, while I reside in the heat wave … [Read more...]

Bachelor Pad 2

Bachelor Pad Michelle Money

As if the Bachelor Pad 2 isn’t sleazy enough to keep one’s interest, I am spicing it up even more with a group of girlfriends, by adding a game of Fantasy Bachelor Pad to season two.  What is Fantasy Bachelor Pad you ask?  Well picture Fantasy Football for ladies.  We are keeping points on individual players, for plays.  Here is how the point system is going to work: Female Crying: 5 points Male Crying: 20 Points Questioning if another contestant is there for the right reason: 10 points Saying: “I didn’t come here to make friends”: 10 points One on One date: 10 points Open mouth kissing: 5 points Open mouth kissing with more than one person throughout the season: 20 points Overnight date/ fantasy suite: 20 points Getting busy under sheets: 25 … [Read more...]

Pregnant Ladies Take Over Orange County

Maxine Swaddle

The” P” word! Very sad to say that this article is not about Penis but about pregnancy. I call it the “P” word because I really think that it is being used in a Loosey Goosey fashion lately. I just found out that the third girl in my close group of girlfriends in pregnant.  So…..whats a girl who's never been married and doesn't have kids to do when everything’s popping up babies in Orange County? Well, I have a few options: a) compensate for the prego ladies, or b) relate as best as I can c) joke about it. Compensate Sorry ladies. You can’t drink, you’re fat, you can’t travel, for the first time in your life you’re not excited to shop, and you now have to give up many of your favorite foods. Yup….it sucks. There’s no other way to say it. Time for me to … [Read more...]

San Diego Urban Dare Adventure Race Before the Madness

Urban Dare

How long does it take to get to a fight?  I feel like it’s that stupid Tootsie Pop commercial where they ask how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.  It’s the unknown question but inevitably the first fight will happen in any relationship.  Currently I am in the 3 month honeymoon stage with the Swede.  I shouldn’t act like its nothing.  Things have been going wrong in the first three months in just about every other love interest of mine in the last two years.  But in this one, things are magically delicious.  There have been no fights and no urge to say anything bitchy that would start one.  So, being the crazy person that I am, I have decided to put our sickening bliss to the test.  Have you ever seen The Amazing Race?  Perfectly loving … [Read more...]

Dental Spas in Orange County

There are few times that I am at a loss for words, however, I am not really a person to just sit there and ramble on.  I like to participate in conversation not dictate it.  I am sure you have all met a conversation dictator.  You know, when the only words you are able to get in is “uh-huh”, “I see”, and “oh really?” I typically despise people that are conversation dictators.  I guess it brings me back to my ex-step mom, who not only was a conversation dictator, but a complete liar as well, which is the absolute worse combo.  It was really cool that MY step mom was Superwomen’s stunt double, and was on the Olympic Ski Team, and was a screen play writer that wrote for Seinfeld.  And then I found out they were ALL lies.  Way to crush a kid’s dreams and send them to … [Read more...]