Friday, October 30, 2009

I Have A Date Every Thursday Night...

and it's with a cold metal bleacher.

at brad's softball game.
every thursday night.
until probably the end of time.

and i'd be lying if i said i didn't like it. i like watching sports. sometimes it's cold, and more often than not, i'm alone in the stands. the guys on the team tease me saying "nice to see you, couple more weeks & we'll never see you again" bc all the other wives & chillen's don't really come. sometimes they do to games when its summer & warm & earlier.

but i like it.
and it makes brad SO HAPPY that i'm there!
he's so easy to please. :)


Thursday, October 29, 2009

to serve and protect....

thank you irvine police dept. you set such a good example.

sidenote: he saw me take a picture of him. and then proceeded to drive JUST behind me in the other lane so i couldn't write down his car number & call the police dept with a copy of the picture for proof. i woulda done it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

i love those chicas

i got to hangout, chit chat, eat delicious soup and snacks and laugh my head off with so many lovely ladies in HB last night at my bridal shower.
thanks for the lovely gifts & most of all, thanks for the company.
its really the laughing & talking & being with people i love & enjoy that i REALLY loved about it all. :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

happy thought of the day:

why i love brad in 100 words:

he is warm and cuddly and doesn't get mad when i want to turn the heater on in the car and snuggles right up on the couch & doesn't complain that i need a blanket, even in july. he is happy all the time. he is loving and kind and truly unselfish. i do not know ONE person who has ever come in contact with brad barttels that didn't love him on the spot. all waitresses, gas station attendants, Disneyland ride workers, church leaders and friends love him. he loves everyone & treats them like they deserve it.
including me.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

waited in line for space mountain for 85 minutes

loved it. loved that we were on a triple date with AWESOME chicas & corresponding men folk.
loved that we passed a group of our friends every time we snaked back and forth.
and mostly loved brad for carrying me piggy back when i was falling asleep towards the end and my feet were all swollen from walking and standing for 3 hours in flat, not comfy, shoes.
lovely company.
lovely evening.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

clever and hilarious and stranger than fiction

a plug for one of my favorite movies of all time. seriously. it's clever. and hilarious.
"his wristwatch thought the single windsor made his neck look fat, but said nothing."
and even at stupid party games brad guessed this as my favorite movie without hesitation. HA!

i love this

thanks shauna. you reminded me how much i love this.
i didn't techincally get "pinned" but i am pretty much in love with brad.
and this video pretty much sounds like my middle school play of bye bye birdie in which i played two parts, had a solo, wore saddle shoes, a poodle skirt & got to swoon over an "elvis" character.
i was so cool at 13.

goin' steady, goin' steady steady for good....

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

it rained.

wish to dance in it all day.
walk to the coffee shop for a hot cocoa with an umbrella.
bottoms of my pants wet.
lovely lovely lovely wetness.
ambient noise while i slept.

i think maybe in the beginning, i watched God form the skies and the waters & i thought
"when that stuff meets it's gonna be AWESOME"

Monday, October 12, 2009

the thing is...

you might spend more time staring out your desk window at the lovely grey skies wishing to be out walking around in a scarf instead of working, and that's okay. i still get my work done. and as i ate a PERFECT crispy apple for lunch i thought of how lovely fall is... :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

i both need a transmission flush and a brake fluid flush

neither are a huge deal. routine maintenance after a few years & a few miles.

regular trans flush ~$120
regular brake flush~$85

dealer wanted $235
place where i'd usually go $200

our final price instead ~$120.
knowing that my fiance looked through every coupon called every place and asked for a deal and sweet talked the guy & wouldn't take no for an answer ~ priceless.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

i'm bragging. i don't care.

i'm so in LOVE right now. and i love having PROOF.
(besides the empty pockets & pretty shiney rock on my hand)

Friday, October 2, 2009

to make up for that last post...

go here & watch it.
if you're heart doesn't melt with the cuteness thereof, than its not my fault you're made of stone.


i shamelessly love shakira.
i'll tell anyone it's true.
her album fijacion oral vol 1 is what did it to me.
i couldn't understand half the lyrics (as they were in spanish) so i couldn't be bothered by trite & stupid metaphors, irritating repetition, or more importantly any of the questionable content. i could sit back, enjoy the espanol and pretend that only the beat & catchiness of the song were important. :)

by the time "hips don't lie" came out, i was a gonner. it was my ring tone for about 2 years. ask anne. the first time we hung out i sang every word driving in logan canyon.
(i think i frightened her. miracle we're still friends)

i know that this is ridiculous. i mean, she's shakira. not really in my usual realm of music taste. but i can't help it, every time i hear her distinct voice on the radio instantly love the song.
kinda pavlov's dogs-esque.
currently i am obssessed with "she wolf."
i will spare you the link to the you tube video as it is both suggestive AND incredibly stupid.
but promise me, if it comes on you'll ignore the howling (i know, hear me out) and just listen to it once.
it's catchy.
it may get stuck in your head.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

brach's knows best

i'm not much of a candy person. if you ask me to eat anything but runts it's pretty much a no-go.
i prefer cookies and brownies and things that make you fatter quicker.
however, there is an exception.
i love candy corn.
perhaps bc its made with real honey, so i think its more healthy, or you can only buy it in FALL, which we know now i'm obsessed with... but i seriously could eat a whole bag of autumn mix myself.
and in fact,
this week i already have.