February 11, 2010

Ten on Thursday: Random Thoughts

1. Why does my Starbucks stop brewing decaf coffee at noon? If I want regular coffee, I want it in the morning to wake me up then. My morning caffeinated coffee has wore off by bedtime and doesn't keep me awake. However, caffeinated coffee after lunch keeps me up at night. Does no one else think this way?

2. Local swimming pool store bilboard reads: "Big Green Egg Central". After several trips by the sign, lots of pondering why a pool store needs eggs, I am finally enlightened as to the meaning behind the sign. BBQ Grills called "Big Green Eggs." See photo below.

3. Had some broken jewelry this week and went through quite the drama to get the piece fixed. Does anyone else get annoyed because their wedding band always looks newer than their engagement ring? I know. I know. I've been wearing the e-ring longer but I want them to look equally shiny.

4. Bought boots at Target this week. Cost me a whooping $7.48. They have flat heels and are great for running.

5. I've been asked to name my Starbucks drink with a cute name instead of having to ramble off "vanilla bean frappacino, half coffee based, no whip." Still pondering what I should call it.

6. Will summer ever come? More snow is planned for tomorrow. It's just plain cold around here but luckily we haven't had any accumulation of snow this winter.

7. I got some free BareMinerals foundation at JcPenney today. I'm not a fan yet.

8. Planning to go out to eat soon. Chilis? Longhorn? OCharleys? Ruby Tuesday? Stevi Bs? Mexican?

9. I am not good at making decisions. Period. I made a decision once on what to name my far-off-in-the-future-daughter and then my uncle named his daughter that and the name is now probably the most popular girl name. At that point, I gave up on making name choices and decisions in general.

10. My lack of decision making skills leads me to wonder how I ever chose which  SLR camera. Well, my Nikon D5000 just "felt right." Not sure I trust the "felt right" when it comes to naming kids though.

11. This post has been fairly photo-less. Will try to add more photos another day.

February 4, 2010

Ten on Thursday

1. Well, I'm still a few days late getting this up. Oh well.

2. I cooked a yummy dinner tonight. The in-laws are coming for dinner tomorrow, so I have that meal all planned out. We're going out to dinner with friends from church on Saturday, so no cooking Saturday night. Woohoo! Looking forward to no cooking and lots of leftovers.

3. I needed new boots about 2 years ago. But I never could find what I wanted. Now, I'm thinking the scrunch boots might be cute. But of course, boots are hard to find since they are going out of season. I found these boots online at JCPenny.
Might have to head to the mall soon to try them on. Any thoughts? Like? Dislike? Can I wear them with skirts or dresses?

4.  I start teaching a week from tomorrow! Woohoo! :)

5. I start teaching a week from tomorrow! Booo! :(

6. I've been wanting a new purse. Here's what I found. Cheap too at Cato.

I'm not convinced to keep it yet. Any thoughts?

7. This is the bag I'd really like. From Coach. With a price tag of ... about  25 times the price I paid for the Cato bag. In case you want to know, this the Coach Carly bag.

8. This picture cracks me up for lots of reasons. The jacket and backpack match because I'm funny like that. The picture was taken in Target, my favorite place. There's my vanilla bean frap, half coffee based, no whip = my favorite drink. This was taken the day that I rattled off my order really quickly to the barista. "I would like a venti vanilla bean frappuccino, half coffee based, no whip please." Drinking one entire venti anything while shopping in Target gives me a tummy ache. Oops.

9. I created a blog header. I can't figure out how to add it to the top of my blog.

10. Lastly, I wanted to give a shout out to a few blogs I enjoy.

Kelly's blog is so fun. She's so stylish and little Harper is so cute. http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/
Kayla Aimee is so much fun and I'm lucky to know her in-real-life too! http://kaylaaimee.typepad.com/
Laura has a cute little boy and golden retriever and love her scrap-style. http://www.laurakurz.typepad.com/
Elizabeth is another great simple scrapper and seems like a real cool mom. http://elizabethdillow.typepad.com/
Cathy, love how her type always looks like it came from a magazine. http://cathyzielske.typepad.com/

Whew, another Ten on _______________ completed. Have a good rest of the day!