Sunday, February 27, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
- iPhone 4 (not released until June 2010)
- iPad (announced in January, released in April 2010....by September, sold $7.5 million units) - can you say CRAZY!!!?
- Windows phone- not released until October 2010
- Kinect for Xbox- not released until November 4, 2010!! And go to the store and look at all the games that already require it, so nuts!
- PS3 move wasn't released until September 16, 2010
Things that have been around a year, but taken the world by storm...
- Angry birds (kind of - released for the iPhone Decmeber 2009...became the top selling paid app in the Apple store February of 2010 and is now on the Android market)
- Google phone--- was released in January
- B&N Nook and Amazon Kindle- holy cow, while these were still around...they have sure taken the world by storm and changed the way society reads their news/books/magazines!
Just sit back and think how different your life was a year ago without all these things.... :)
Technology is simply amazing and moving at crazy speeds....can you keep up!? Or a better question...can you bank account keep up? :)
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Next steps were I made Jimmy get online and start researching what to do. Willy has gotten into a tootsie roll stash before and he was fine, so I wasn't too worried, but I wanted to make sure we were taking the right steps. Well instead of calling the emergency vet...for free...Jimmy paid $26 for a vet online to tell us to make him drink hydrogen peroxide to make him throw up. No comment on the latter sentence. It was for the health/well-being of our child aka dog. So we took the costly advice and took him outside, poured a few ounces of the liquid drug into a little medicine cup and poured it down his throat and waited....and waited....nothing happened. Hm...he said it would be instant. Oh...there it was...oh nope...just a burp. Looked at each other. The vet said max 15 oz of peroxide. We only did half. So we did the other half. And then waited...and waited....oh...nope, another burp. And constant looks of "you people are nuts, let me back inside". There were a few times we thought he was going to spew, but then nothing. What a let down.
Once we were back inside, Jimmy volunteered to sleep on the floor in the family room with him since the carpet is sick down there and it's close to the back door. Well, that lasted until about 12:30AM. Still not sure why, but that left me to care for and sleep next to sicky mcsickerson all night. And of course, my constant worry set in. Waking up on the hour to check his breathing and heart beat (lord, please help me when I have real kids!)...then picking him and up and taking him outside and walking around with him thinking something was bound to come out the front or the back. Nothing....all five times :( So up at 5:15 and petting him, holding him, walking around outside, nothing. WTF! I was getting so frustrated. I mean, this dog has to get it out somehow, right? So I left early for work and left Jimmy still sleeping with strict instructions to make sure Willy poops. Sure enough, by 7AM, I was at my desk and had a message from Jimmy with a picture of Willy's big pile of poop attached for my viewing. Not going to lie, I couldn't have been more relieved and happy to see that picture- as gross as it was.
Let's hope Willy makes it through the day...but apparently he has a stomach of steel............guess that's good to know? Oh the joys of being a pet owner!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Oh and not to leave out the wonderful family and friends in our lives that we LOVE so much! After a great weekend in Houston with Vanessa and Chris....we couldn't be more thankful!!
So basically, we held a little dog photo shoot late Thursday night because I knew I wanted to make a funny photo with our dogs to mark Valentine's day (similar to to Halloween!) really for our nieces and nephews...but I decided to send to our family as well. I had all the V-day cards ready and written, but had been slacking on the photo...so Thursday we took the pics, I designed them with a clever message and then Friday got them developed...and tada. Our Valentine's day picture :) If you don't know the dynamics of these 3 little dogs....this card really tells their story, as Toby has a love/hate relationship with the wiener dogs and vice versa. So you never know if they are going to love each other or hate each other each day!! Haha!!
Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL day, full of lots of happiness and remembering all of those you love and treasure! I got some beautiful flowers from Jimmy at work on Friday afternoon that are making our house smell SO good!
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Hillary invited everyone over to their adorable house- which I was so happy to get to see after all their beautiful wedding presents were all put on the walls/shelves/etc. And of course, she had a great spread of food and appetizer and desserts - OMG cake balls, where have I been? these are delicious! - and fun friends. Oh and that's when we figured out THIS announcement about Milly and Willy's former parents. So crazy still!!
Back to the night and the birthday fun! We headed to Westport Flea market to get right to the karaoke. And we did just that, got right to it. Jimmy started the night off...apparently he wasn't too nervous that he didn't need too much alcohol in him. Bobby did request everyone do a little number, so there were lots of songs going on with the group of his and Hillary's friends that were there. I was getting wasted on DC (diet coke), but apparently I had enough to get courage to go up there and do a duet with Jimmy. Haha! It was the one song of the night that I didn't get on video! I should have had someone video tape it, but I forgot :) But with all the videos I did take- I put together (well Jimmy helped me) a video of all the acts in a condensed format! Take a look at it on youtube - because as I mentioned, I'm having blogger video issues!!! Oh and another issue you might happen to notice...I need to keep my camera horizontal when taking video. Hence why in a few of the videos (like Jimmy's, Tommy's and Bobby and Hillary's) are not quite right...but that's ok, live and learn!
Happy birthday Bobby! We had so much fun celebrating with you- cheers to many more happy birthdays and lots more fun nights out with you and Hillary :)
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
...yep, it's true. We officially met at another Vanessa's house our senior year of high school at a Halloween party. 1) Yes there was another person I knew that was named Vanessa and this Vanessa was friends with her- pretty crazy! 2) Yes, she was dressed as a piece of pizza. I was a Hooter's girl. Not sure which one is worse, but apparently we weren't concered. 3) This is obviously not our senior year of high school, but she did re-wear the pizza costume for the Pi Phi "P" date party we had junior year. Awesome.
Ok, so that was high school. Then comes college right?! We both headed off to Manhattan, KS and paid the "move in early fee" to the dorms so we could get all our stuff in before rush week. Yep, it was called "rush" then, not "recruitment". Boy how we have aged. I remember this moment distinctively actually. I was walking down the stairs of Boyd hall and was walking by the front desk when I looked over and this girl that I thought looked familiar was standing there talking to the front desk attendant. I knew I knew her from somewhere and BOOM it hit me. So of course, I do the total Brittany thing and walk up to an almost complete stranger to say (my side of the conversation:
And you know what, that could of been it. But boy did God have a plan for us :) He put us on the same dorm floor during rush. This is a picture I scanned in to show you just how sexy we were freshman year of college. Yep Vanessa, I like you enough to SCAN pictures. Actually Jimmy scanned it for me because I was in class. But still! Haha.
Well, as you know friends...that is just how the story ends, and really keeps on going. Who knew that innocent comment made between two friends wishing to solidify a lifelong friendship would actually come true? It did. And even though Vanessa and her wonderful husband, Chris, have been moving around the country and are not living right next door to Jimmy and I like our plan was (someday Chris....)...we are still the best of friends and I couldn't be more thankful to have in my life. And we share some pretty cute nieces and a nephew now too. However, they look exactly like her, so if you were trying to guess who's related by blood---it's probably not that hard!! But still- how freaking cool is that?!?! Here we are with our husbands!