Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Currently Obsessing Over...

Todrick Hall. 

Have you heard of him?  Do you know who he is?  Until about 2 days ago, I had no clue, and now I am completely and utterly obsessed.  His videos are hysterical and talent-filled (well, some of them).  Is it too much to ask to be a part of one of his flash mobs?  He's got cameos galore and it makes me wonder where he came from and how I am just now hearing about him.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Blogger 411 Link-Up!

Today I decided to link up with Becky over at From Mrs. to Mama with her Blogger 411 link-up. I have some new faces around here and I have been gone for a while, so this seemed like a great way to re-introduce myself. Here goes!

1. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging? Has your blog changed?
I started blogging in March of 2008.  A lot of big things were happening in my life and I really wanted to document them for friends and family who weren't on facebook.  I also enjoy writing, but I like typing more, so I saw this as a journal of sorts.  I'm pretty sure my blog has remained a lifestyle blog since day one.  I post about my ongoing fitness journey, life happenings, outings with friends and the hubs, etc.

2. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study?
I did go to college.  A few of them, actually.  I started at the local junior college out of high school, American River.  I didn't see a reason to pay a bunch of money at a state school for the same classes I could get for $11 (yes, $11) per unit at a JC.  After doing my general education requirements and lower division business classes there, I hopped over to CSU, Sacramento to join a sorority finish up.  A couple of years after graduating, I decided to take advantage of my company's tuition reimbursement program and get my masters at Chapman University.  All of my studying was in Business Administration and Human Resources.

3. Where have you traveled?
Let's see...VEGAS, VEGAS, VEGAS!!  I have been there quite a bit.  I have been to Vancouver, Canada, Mexico, Western Caribbean, New York, Boston, up and down the California coast line, Germany, Italy, Kansas, Washington, D.C., Washington state, Oregon, Arizona, and probably some other places I am forgetting.  Some of those were for work, but most for leisure.

4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
I would probably buy a large plot of land big enough to build houses on for most of my immediate family that could be spaced far enough apart that we wouldn't kill each other.  I would probably also buy a couple of vacation homes around the world :)

5. What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?
People that lack common sense, rude people, and my alarm clock.

6. What is your favorite movie?
This is one of those questions I am never quite able to answer.  I can narrow it to a specific type and say my favorite Disney movie is The Lion King (JTT what?).  But as far as the general collection of movies goes, I don't think I can narrow it down to just one.  I like RomComs, chick flicks, and suspense/thrillers, but I can't really watch scary movies anymore.

7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?
On any given evening I would take a glass of wine over beer just so I don't feel bloated.  Don't get me wrong, I would down any of the three if they were the only one available.  I think nights at home need wine, BBQs and water activities need beer, and nights out with friends need cocktails.  My go-to is usually a vodka/soda water with lime.  I don't drink soda (pop for you mid-westerners) or tea, so water is my go-to non-alcoholic beverage of choice.

8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?
I enjoy trashy reality television, reading a good book, and maybe a mani/pedi or massage if it's in the budget.

9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?
Oh man!  I am the worst shopper ever!!!  I would probably say Nordstrom's or something like that because I never shop there normally, but always want to.  Definitely a store that has everything under one roof.

10. Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past? Or present.
6th grade camp.  We went on a night hike with our counselor and no flashlights.  When we got to this stopping point we check out all the cool stars and constellations and then our counselor paired us up and gave us each a wintergreen lifesaver candy.  He told us to face each other and chew them with our mouths open.  They started sparking and we all started cracking up.  I laughed so hard I peed my pants.  No joke.  I couldn't stop laughing and the fact that I pissed myself made me laugh even harder and I screamed out while laughing "I PEED MY PANTS!!!".  Pretty sure I got teased about that for the rest of the year.

11. What day would you love to relive again?
Wedding day, hands down.  That day was so awesome.  The one occasion where we had all of our friends in one room together drinking/dancing/singing.  So much love that day.  Can I please do it again?

12. If your life was turned into a movie... what actor would play you?
Hopefully Chelsea Handler.

13. What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?
My very first job at 15 years old was the front counter/daycare/janitor/collections person for a privately owned gym.  Later I left and went to another small gym where I was the front desk clerk.  I also did cold calling for some under the table cash for my friend's dad's insurance company.  After I graduated high school I stayed at the gym and then also started working as a courtesy clerk (grocery bagger) at Ralph's Supermarket.  I worked both of those for a while until I got a student assistant job with the state and then I worked there and for Ralph's.  At some point I quit Ralph's and was only working for the state until I got a job with a temp aganecy that paid me more and then I worked a job with Wells Fargo through the agency.  I left Wells Fargo for Docuware, a copier sales/service company, where I stayed until after I graduated college.  I can't believe I have been working for 15 years already.

14. Show us a picture from high school or college.
You will have to visit this post to see those :)  You won't regret it.

15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
I really have to pick just one?  I think an over-water bungalow in Bora Bora would be high up on that list.  I would also like to visit some of JB's family in the Philippines and see much more of Germany and Rome.  And Ireland...see, this is hard.  I'l just do all of Europe, how's that?

16. Show us the most current picture of you or you, or your family, or anything of meaning to you.

My everything.  From left to right; SIL, bro, niece, step-mom, dad, me, JB, step-dad, mom, maternal grandma, step-paternal grandparents.

17. Where do you see your life 5 years from now?
We have talked about starting a family towards the end of the 5-year plan, but we will wait and see how we feel when we get there.  We hope to be more financially sound and still as much in love as we are today, if not more.  I hope to have reached the next level in my career as well.

That was a lot of information, so I can't blame you if you checked out half way through it.  If you are reading this, thanks for sticking around!  Be sure to link-up so I can get to know you too!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

7th of July!

Some friends of ours always do a 4th of July party, but since it was on a Wednesday this year, they moved it to the following Saturday. This was actually the first year we were able to attend. They always have tons of booze, a vat of nacho cheese, lots of other yummy food, and a slip n slide...

Smitty Slide

Smash Slide

Two whole people braved the slip n slide. My favorite was Smitty who even went in with his socks on.

Later in the evening we ordered the UFC fights. I'm so glad Sonnen got his a$$ beat. I hope he keeps his word and retires, I'm so sick of hearing him run his mouth.

After the fights we kept on keepin on and started a dance party in the living room...

I can only assume that gigantic bruise is the aftermath of my attempt at the worm. I'll have to keep working on that one.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Blast In A Glass From The Past

Bet you didn't think I would be back so soon...

I put these up on my FB the other day, but figured I couldn't rob you all of the awesomeness that is Breezy from back in that day (which was a Wednesday...)

Me and Broseph
How awesome is that wood paneling and the couch fabric?  Total vintage.  Upon seeing that I automatically smell cigarette smoke.  How cute was I cheesin' it up?  And I love that my brother is practicing his choke hold.  He always made random faces for the camera, but I was obviously a little ham.  And a bald ham at that.  Well, hams don't have hair, but you get what I am saying...

I love America
Way-Back Breezy was a gymnast.  After trying her hand at soccer and realizing she hated all that running, she ended up in gymnastics, which was right up her alley until they wanted her to start competing.  You see, Way-Back Breezy was scurred of the balance beam...and back handsprings...and the vault...and the high bars...

Me and Po
April got REALLY pissed at me for posting this on FB the other day.  I'm not quite sure how you can hate so much awesome, but she is really embarrassed by this picture now.  I mean, who wasn't all matchy matchy in their Bebe shirts and mom jeans back in the late 90s?  And who didn't have the Rachel haircut? 

That was my first car, the Breeburs.  My license plate said "Tonight I'm gonnna party like it's 1999" cuz that's the year I graduated.  See?  Awesome.  I had to ditch the license plate/frame when I got a new car because my car got attacked quite often back then and I didn't want people to continue doing that with my new car that I was actually paying for myself.  And 1999 wasn't the end of the world anymore. Duh.

SigEp/AXO Rock Star Mixer circa 2004 (?)
This is one of my favorite pics ever taken.  That night was so much fun (or so I'm told).  April did my hair/make-up and it was so far outside of my norm that I really felt like I was playing a different character.  All of my favorite people were at that party and there was lots of grain alcohol jungle juice to go around.  Ooooooohhhhhh college days, how I miss you so...

Hope you enjoyed a little trip down memory lane with me.  Happy Tuesday!!

Friday, July 6, 2012


Over half way through the year and I have 14 whole blog posts in 2012.  That, my friends, is sad. 

For one, I want to know where the hell this year ran off to.  And second, why have I been so un-motivated to blog, read blogs, comment on blogs, and connect with the friends I was starting to make in the blogosphere?

I think one of the reasons is that when I changed my domain name, I stopped showing up in people's readers, no matter what I tried.  The fact that I was suddenly writing for basically no one to read didn't really give me the get-up-and-go to blog about life's happenings.

I would like to say I am ready to return, but I'm feeling a little non-committal.  Maybe I could write a post about our recent anniversary trip to Bodega Bay?  That would probably remind me that I never finished blogging our wedding photos OR our honeymoon pics.  You guys have absolutely no idea what we did on our honeymoon.  Well, aside from what I mentioned.  I'll have to think about that and get back to you...

Can you do me a favor?  If this showed up in your reader, can you please leave me a comment?  I swear I am not just whoring myself out for comments to feel special and get motivated to blog again, I would just really like to figure out if it shows up and if not, I want to figure out how to fix it.  I would love you bunches for it :)

I hope everyone has a great weekend!  Well, only the people who haven't been on vacation all week.  Those people have had enough good times for the week.  Those of you that worked every day but 4th of July, YOU have a good weekend!

Don't forget to leave me a comment!  Thanks!

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