Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sweating to the Oldies? I think not.

As I was sweating up a storm on the insurmountable Stair Master at the gym (You know the one: the giant one with the steps that actually move), I noticed that everyone there owns and uses an iPod. And then I realized a few things about my gym iPod usage:

1. Most iPods are attached to a sporty armband that can handle jogging, weight lifting, or just plain looking cool while flexing your arm at the mirror when you think no one's looking. Mine on the other hand...I tuck into the front or back of my spandex shorts, which always results in a super sweaty device after removal. Sweet. I mean, sweat.

2. I'm positive that most people listen to either rap, rock, pop, or another type of monosyllable genre. This is when I realized that I am probably the only person in the world to actually be hardcore working out to the audiobook of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. It should be semi-embarrassing, but--plainly--it is not. "Sweating to the Oldies?" Please, in my opinion, there's nothing that give me more felicity than burning fat to a soothing British accent.

Now, my next question I address to you: What sort music do you listen to at the gym?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Halloween Phantom - Part 2

After you accept the Phantom's goodies, you're now legally obligated and bound to deliver some to someone else. Seriously. I had a friend arrested because she neglected to do this. So after I made the cupcakes, that duty fell on me. I was in my pijamas (which includes an absurdly large Rockin' R Ranch T-shirt and the rattiest boxers you ever did see), so I obviously wanted to get this done quickly. So I delivered the first one: lightly creeped up to the house, rang the doorbell, and BOLTED back to safety. One down.

The 2nd delivery posed a bit more trouble. Trying to be nice to the neighbors nobody talks to, my mom made me deliver it to them. As I was walking up to their door, I realized that--since they're in a corner lot--they possess one of the world's longest walkways. This was going to be a problem running away because it would probably take me 3 minutes to actually get off their property. So as I was running away, I kicked it in high gear (or at least as much as my Steve Madden flats would allow me to) and ran all the way home. After this, I was pretty tuckered out and sat on the couch ready to watch the Doris Day movie that my mom said she'd watch with me after I delivered the goods. Or that's what I thought would happen: my mom walked in a few minutes later saying that the package was still there--the neighbors weren't home.

So up again I went to deliver it to someone else. This time to the nice retired couple across the street. In a hurry to watch my movie, I rudely just cut across their lawn, put the plate on their doorstep, rang the bell three times, and ran away. I had to take a sharp left from their doorstep to cut across their lawn, but as I did that I scraped past one of their potted plants. And this wasn't just any ordinary, normal plant--it was a fake, decorative, no maintenance, metal plant. This equals major ouch. By the time I got home and had a chance to look at my upper leg, I had a 7 inch, puffy, bleeding gash on it. Awesome. Thanks Phantom.

The best part of the story: the neighbors weren't even home.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Halloween Phantom

We've been the Halloween Phantom! For those not acquainted with this little guy, you soon will be--either because he will hit your house soon OR you have no clue what I'm talking about but you will if you keep on reading. Here's what it is: you mysteriously receive a plate of goodies on your doorstep with an attached sign that says, "You've been hit by the Phantom!" along with a full size picture of a ghost. You put the ghost sign on your door so that you can't get hit again and now it's your job to spook two other households with a platefull of goodies that can consist of anything from cookies, candy, etc. Or at least that's what supposed to happen!

Here's what the Phantom struck us with this year:

Talk about LAY-Z! They couldn't even make us the goodies, but instead are making us do it ourselves! What fun is that?! (Actually they probably thought it would be such a "fun" activity to make the cupcakes together as a family, but in reality, it wasn't. I ended up making them...alone). At least they kind of tried by decorating the bag with festive stickers....Pretty much the only upside to this situation is that I was able to regift the fully baked cupcakes (well, all but the five I kept for the fam) to two other unsuspecting Phantom victims. Mwhahaha! Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

It's Fall So You Know What That Means....'s Boutique time! My aunt is in on next week. She makes so many cute, fun things! Check it out!


Oct. 16, 17 & 18 at Bev's home. 3745 E Hopi Ave. Mesa, AZ (Map)

Thurs. & Fri., 10AM to 7 PM Sat. 10 AM to 5PM

All kinds of holiday craft items, home decor items, one of a kind shabby chic and lots, lots more. Hoke will be in the kitchen making homemade green chili burros and salsa by the jar. Homemade holiday treats and all kinds of goodies. You won't want to miss this.

Look for the TATTERED LADIES signs directing you to the Fun!