Thursday, October 23, 2008

Heading to the 'No!

Well the time has come once again, I am heading back to my hometown otherwise known as the "No". Why you ask (I would be asking the same thing)? Well it's time for Leah & Brenda's Big Day! I can't wait to see her and her entire family and more importantly introduce Brenda to Fresno. She has "No" idea what she has been missing - pun totally intended.
Every time I head to Fresno I have such mixed feelings but with visits to my Godparents, Jen, the Williamson clan and hopefully the Beerock Shop I could very well survive!
I'll be sure to post a ton of pics when I get back.

"You can take the girl out of Fresno, but you can't take Fresno out the the girl"

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fall leaves, fried biscuits and $2.69 a gallon!

As I sit in the airport enjoying my last few minutes in Indiana, I feel compelled to write down the highlights on my trip here. It didn't even dawn on me that I would be here to watch the leaves change colors. To most people in the country this is something they see every year, well not me. Palm trees aren't to hip to the seasons and well we never get cold enough to enjoy the orange, yellow and falling leaves. I am truly my moms daughter.

About 25 years ago my parents loaded my sister and I on a plane to go see the leaves change in New England. At that age I could've cared less, but now it is so awesome.

One of the greatest things about Indiana ... FRIED BISCUITS! Yes, you heard it right. I enjoyed some midwestern friedness yesterday. While working at IUPUI I was able to sink my teeth into the culinary delight. O.M.G. I wish I would have had a camera with me. Thank God I don't live here because I would fear for my own heart.

Last highlight - Last night I had to fill up my rental car so I didn't have to do it at 5:45am. It was only $2.69 a freakin' gallon. I can't remember the last time I even saw gas in the $2.00 range! Chances are these prices will never make their way back to us, but it sure was nice.

Minus all the McCain signs and the visit from Sarah Palin today, Indiana gets a thumbs up from me!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Little Sheff on the Prairie

So this week I am out traveling once again. Back to Dayton, Ohio and add another state to my list of "visited" ... the great state of Indiana!

This afternoon after working for most of the day in Dayton I jumped in the car and drove a few short hours to Indianapolis, Indiana. As I was driving I kept noticing fields of corn, hay - real live hay, pumpkins and other crops I couldn't name. Felt like I was out on the prairie driving on the flattest, straightest road ever. Welcome to the mid-west Sheffy!

This trip isn't over yet. I'm making a stop over in Chicago later this week and then finally home. It has been a month since I have been in a hotel so I thought I would start big with 5 consecutive days in a hotel. Ahh, it almost feels like home ... minus the snoring dog and husband, smokey air (yes, San Diego is on fire again) and nasty Santa Ana's.

Monday, October 6, 2008

That is Engine Nighthawk Palin to you!

Earlier today my favorite celeb/all things entertainment blogger posted one of the funniest things ever.

The Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator! Of course I spent a ridiculous amount of time typing in names while laughter tears ran down my face. This is more addicting then a 7th grader doodling her name with her boyfriends last name!

Wishing you hours of laughs,
Engine Nighthawk Palin & Drill Swollen Palin and the dog Filter Skate Palin

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Man oh Man ... I mean Wo-man!

Lady get in your car and take your bridge to nowhere!

Can you talk about anything besides:
1. energy
2. hockey moms
3. My personal fave "Joe Six Pack. Who is he and who let him into the party?
4. "Drill baby drill"
5. I thought it was "Wall Street caused the Main Street Issues" ... you mixed this one up and said "Main Street Issues caused Wall Street" issues. Shame on you lady!

And NO you can't call him JOE! That is Senator Biden to you!

Not happy about this AT ALL!

I am still in banking mourning. How could it be? My bank, my last attachment to my Seattle U days, what is happening?

Last week while in Ventura I logged on and found my precious bank ... SWALLOWED UP!

Sorry, I don't love Chase and their name is stupid too. WAMU always made me feel like the "hip kid on the block", the young investor, the bank that I could ask $20 bills printed after 2001 (yes that is what they required in Bali), the bank that I trusted.

Damn, this one is going to take a long time to get over.

Thanks DQ for the pic. Yes, I blatantly copied it from your site. What is a girl to do? I'm in financial mourning, you know?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I'm Melting!

Last time I checked it was October 1st. Apparently someone forgot to alert San Marcos of the fact that it is FALL!
About a hour ago our thermometer outside in the backyard read
Yep, that is 97 degrees. This is absolutely ridiculous. I finally had to turn the AC on because it was 86 degrees in the downstairs of the house. You couldn't pay me enough to walk up those stairs right now. I bet it is something like a million degrees up there.

Please make it go away. I want to make chili and cornbread, wear my Uggs (no comments), bake to my hearts content, curl up on the couch with a blanket and a book ... not have to fill my water bottle with ice four times in a day, not sleep on top of the sheets, not watch my poor dog sprawl himself out on the tile.

Fall please come soon, I am begging you.

Sticky, Sweaty and NOT cute in San Marcos