Mar 12, 2011

Hova - Thank You For Being A Friend

Packing For Our Trip

First of all, why didn't I buy myself this adorable Hello Kitty suitcase for our trip to Las Vegas?

I waited until the last minute to prepare for our trip.  It's Saturday and the only major thing I've been able to accomplish is getting our 2010 income taxes done and entering all my Coke reward caps.

My purse has been emptied out onto the kitchen table and I know that I need to sort through everything and decide exactly what to carry in my vacation purse.  But I'm finding that to be a bit more challenging than expected.

If you were to walk into my kitchen right now, you'd see the following on the table:


  • Bose Quiet Comfort Headphones
  • Amazon Kindle with charger
  • Cell phone with charger
  • Las Vegas guide
  • Several Post-It notes with unintelligible scribbles
  • Digital camera with charger
  • Flip video with charger
  • Neck Pillow and eye mask
I think I've got too many things with power supplies.  

So I'm not sure what I'm going to end up taking, but I sort of feel like a judge on American Idol when they're down to choosing the Final 13.  Do I take the Kindle or the paperback?  The camera or the Flip?

Really it's not that bad.  I had wanted to do a little clothes shopping today while Spencer was working, but I decided to just bring some Capri pants and light shirts because the weather is supposed to be in the mid-70's.  Anything is better than what it was like this morning walking Minnie. I still had my winter coat, gloves and tassle hat on to keep me warm.

The Worcester Airport Limo is picking us up at 5:30am tomorrow morning. Plus it's Daylight Savings Time which means it will feel like 4:30am instead. Then there's going to be that killer time-zone difference once we hit Las Vegas.  It ought to interesting.

Seriously, I cannot wait to get away.  It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have all this stuff weighing me down.  Technology is great, but sometimes too much of a good thing is simply too much.

Stay Tuned for my Day 1 Adventure in Sin City.

Sadie

Just returned from taking Minnie on her morning Saturday walk and we met a new friend.  She's a 1-year old tr-colored Beagle named Sadie who was adopted from The Worcester Animal Rescue League last week. She was so cute that I tried to do a little investigative reporting to see if I could find her picture on their website since she was freshly adopted, but I didn't have any luck.  Trust me when I tell you she is flipping adorable.

This neighbor of mine explained that Sadie was about a year old and not trained yet.  He admitted that he's more of a cat person, but his daughter really wanted the dog so that's why they got Sadie.  Interestingly enough, he shared that his wife is very, very afraid of dogs but she's fine with Beagles because she had one while growing up.

I asked him why he was out walking Sadie instead of his daughter?  Like any loving dad, he sort of just huffed at me and said, "Yea, she's still sleeping in bed."

I'm really looking forward to seeing Sadie during our walks going forward.  She's a very spunky, friendly Beagle and I can't wait to get to know her better.

Mar 2, 2011

Blake Lewis Beatboxing from 'The King's Speech'



Former American Idol Blake Lewis displaying his mad skillz.  I love this guy. He's my absolute favorite from these past ten seasons.

Cheers!