melcreada: (adults suck!)
Last night, our neighbor's 4-year-old son somehow managed to shove their water hose into our dryer vent opening and flooded our dryer, laundry room, and part of the kitchen.


Thank goodness JP figured it out almost immediately and he got to work taking apart the dryer, cleaning it out, and running it so it would absorb excess moisture that was left in the machine. We mopped everything up and let the neighbor know (she was apologetic and promised to pay for everything). We had someone come out today and they cut out some of our drywall and put anti-mold stuff in there. Now, we need to find someone to fix the walls and that should be it.

It could have been worse, but it shouldn't have happened at all. I try to be understanding, but I can't relate - even as a child, I never had that kind of carefree, what-would-happen-if attitude. Even my mom jokes that I was born an old woman. But oh well. What are you going to do? At least our laundry room floor got cleaned...

Right before this happened, I had just finished making the most awesome, crispy lemon pepper wings. They were delicious! Baked in the oven (and broiler for a few minutes), all I did was put salt and lemon pepper seasoning and baste them with an olive oil/lemon juice/lemon rind mixture. I will have to do it again since we didn't get to properly enjoy them fresh from the oven.

And finally, it's fall again and my boot lust is back in full force. If these weren't so expensive, I would be wearing them already:

And also these (although technically I think these are "shooties"):

melcreada: (Mighty Boosh -come with us in the tardis)

I ended my crappy work week by splurging on some ballet flats and sandals at DSW, picking up a six pack of Dos Equis, and getting pissed while watching The Mighty Boosh.

Things are looking up!

What y'all doing this weekend, flist?
melcreada: (kare kano glamour mel-style)

So, we left for the coast on Sunday, got back today, and had an okay time EXCEPT:

- Monday afternoon JP slashed his foot open on something sharp in the ocean (you know, the world's TRASH BIN). We got him some antiseptic and band-aids STAT, but that area of his foot has turned red, blue, and purple, so we are a little concerned. He has a doctor's appointment tomorrow.

- Later that night, I got the worst stomach ache EVER and spent most of the evening trying not to hurl instead of kicking back on the balcony with a few cold brews.

Ah, vacation. At this rate, I am positively terrified to go to Arwen's wedding in San Fran next month!!!


But ain't they cute???

More poetry because the month is getting on - Bill Holms, speaking of the Icelandic language:

For once you have begun a sentence, the whole course of your life is laid out before you )
melcreada: (dfc and nft xmas)

Many thanks and cups of hot cocoa to [ profile] white_death  and [ profile] ellen_drell  for the lovely Christmas cards and gifties therein. ♥ ♥ ♥

I have been running around all day, but got lots accomplished so, go me! I went to the grocery store (ugh), bought some shirts for my dad (on clearance, wot wot!), made my sangria, bottled my blackberry cordial, and finished wrapping Christmas presents. All that's left to do tomorrow is paint my nails and meet Nay-nay for lunch before going to help Mom get ready for the partay!

Check out these sweet boots I am wearing to the shindig, thanks to Zappos birthday gift cards from JP's family:

Très magnifique, no? Oh, Michael Kors, you can make a boot!
melcreada: (damn i want this shirt!)

I was just looking for some galoshes...


ETA: I. Was. Just. Looking. For. Galoshes. OMG, Autumn. Boot season. Dooooomed! These boots are HOT. I would never wear them. But they are hot.
melcreada: (kissing is awesome!)
Okay, I promise not to complain (too much) in this entry.

I had mostly a good day (barely wanted to stab ANYONE). I also worked out so, go me! That brings my grand total to: 10 times this year!

American Idol continues to underwhelm me, although I am still watching and rooting for certain contestants: Lee "Sorry I Broke Up With You In My Dream!" Dewyze, Casey "Hot Or Not Hot, I Can't Decide" James, and Alex "I Hate Your Mullet" Lambert. I still love Andrew, but seriously, he is letting me down. I loved his Fall Out Boy but everything after that has made me meh. And among the girls, I still like Crystal and Didi the best.

And now, I am going to talk about shoes. I love shoes. Truly. Madly. Deeply. However, I have wide feet. Not wide for a girl or even wide for a boy. More like, wide for a duck (true fact: my mother calls my feet "patas" which is Spanish for "duck" - thanks, Ma). The point of this is that shoe shopping is never as fun as I think it is going to be, mainly because most stores don't carry a whole lot of cute shoes in uber-wide sizes. Ergo, is where I go for my crack. My favorite brand there is Softspots. They make a wide assortment of cute, comfortable, WIDE shoes. However, lately, their newer stuff has not been doing it for me. Like, I used to love going into Lane Bryant because their stuff was so chic, but now it seems like whenever I walk in there, I am attacked by the ugly (which is why I now live at Old Navy).

Where was I going with this? Oh, yes. I need a shoe fix. Hmmm. I guess that was it. My journal: come for the bitching, stay for the pointless rambling!
melcreada: (christmas in japan)
So sick of my property taxes going up. They have already moved school lines, so my neighborhood is no longer in the snooty district, yet they still want more money. Grrr...

Ooh, my Shape Ups came in the mail today. Can't wait to try them out tomorrow!

In the Never Gonna Happen News, we are expecting snow showers tomorrow. Excuse me while I go laugh my ass off. That will be the day, San Antonio, that will be the day...

Mel Brooks Blu-ray DVD collection is SO cheap and tempting...

And finally, MY BACK FUCKING HURTS. No idea why, but it does and it is pissing me off! 
melcreada: (good will pumped!)

Ah, my sister. Lots of people don't believe half the stories I tell about her. What they don't know is I only tell the tame stuff. So, story time!

I'll preface this by saying Paul is doing a lot of things for my brother's fiancée, including making her flowers and invitations. Her head is full of weddings and she has, on more than one occasion, demanded to know when JP and I are getting married, so she can steamroller us too. Make no mistake about it - my sister is PUSHY.

Well. My co-worker came to my grandmother's rosary to give her condolences. I introduced her to my sister who, instead of saying "hello" or "thank you" opened up the conversation with, "Are you married?" She then launched into the Greatest Wedding Sales Pitch I Have Heard Since the Last Time She Called Me from Party City. The look on my co-worker's face was priceless. I shooed Paul away and apologized to my co-worker. But you know. Awkward!

ANYWAY. So, on to more pleasant topics. Like shoes. I am trying to decide on what to get and Zappos is not making it easy (they are my favorite store in all the world, seriously).

So here are my options:

I love suede!
Sexy and possibly painful.
Don't think I can wear these, but how cute are they?!
I'll admit I am getting a little old for Dr. Martens, but these are wicked!

Mmmm, shoes.

Okay, I'm off to pay my bills. Feh.
melcreada: (ouran bitch please)

Fucking awesome - I am SO proud to be from Texas. Only in this backwater, ass-backwards state can the populace be offended by Bill Nye, Science Guy. Or should we just start calling him the anti-Christ?

Sorry - it's just that the rest of the world is moving forward and I can actually feel this country backpedaling into the Middle Ages.

But anyway. This weekend was wonderful because I spent time with Nay-nay, went shoe shopping, had a lovely mani/pedi (from a straight man, no strange!), and got Nay-nay a tattoo for her birthday. LOL!! She was such a big baby about it, too. I actually felt really bad, because apparently my threshold for pain is higher than hers and I had assured her that it wasn't that bad. But it's a great memory (for me anyway). It will go right up there with the time she sprayed mace on herself to see what it felt like. *rolls around laughing*

Got home in time to throw my bags upstairs and run over to my parent's house for family dinner. That was nice. Lots of food and even more laughter. The best way to spend a weekend.
melcreada: (hello kitty yoga)

I find the whole story of the Russian czar, his family, and the revolution to be both fascinating and repellent. Hmmm.

So, instead I focus on more cheerful things, like shoes! How cute are these? Simple and comfy, yes!

Also, cool! I am down with the sickness:

I'm Charles the Mad. Sclooop.
Which Historical Lunatic Are You?
From the fecund loins of Rum and Monkey.
melcreada: (let's be bad guys)

Mmmm, delicious rain! More please! It's bringing my grass back to life...

We saw The Covenant today and it was better than I expected. Hot, magical boys in hip-hugger speedos: what's not to like? I will ignore their Harry Potter comment...

[personal profile] white_death, darlin' - I looked at my local grocer and I didn't have any luck finding bottled or powdered horchata. I know they do sell it; my brother reminded me that I bought the mix once or twice and made it at home (totally do not remember this, but I believe him because my brain cells are waaay more damaged than his). I'll still keep my eyes peeled, tho.

Also, I am addicted to that song, Lips of an Angel by Hinder, even though it insults me on several levels.
melcreada: (wish for shoes)

TCM continues to woo me by playing Miyazaki's movies twice: once with the dub, once with the sub. Oh, how I luuurve TCM!

I have been seeing cute shoes everywhere, but I'm pleased to say that I've been resisting temptation. So far. There is a really slutty pair of high-heeled clog mules, at Payless of all places, that I might just have to get because they are cheap and so over the top. I need a hobby other than spending money.

My brother got me Dangermouse and Licence to Drive on DVD as belated Christmas gifts. PENFOLD! THE COREYS! These will bring back some good memories, especially DM which I will always associate with its lead-in, You Can't Do That on Television.

Oh yeah, I went there.

Off to bed now so I will be bright and perky for work in the morning. SUCK!
melcreada: (lij)

OMG!!! I know that:

1. I live in one of the hottest, most humid climates in the U.S.
2. I have many, many, MANY shoes that don't get worn nearly enough.
3. I do not have extra money to throw away on frills and furbelows.

But that being said, LOOOOOK at the boots!!! I want. I crave. I drool.

wink* Erika

*le sigh*


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