cubical relief

This site is dedicated to a dark skinned white boy, also known as my brother, who has more style than I ever will.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

He's Moving On

My brother announced to me on Sunday, while I was half way a sleep on the couch, that he will be moving out of my house in a couple of weeks. I knew that it was coming soon, but I had no idea it was going to be that soon. I am happy for him, but I’m also sad. Really sad. I understand his position though. He’s had enough. It must be rough living directly below your sister and brother-in-law’s bedroom.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

A Camping Story: Oh Shit!

On our last night, Matt took Bradley and I out on a trail. I hadn’t gone on a hiking trail in years, and Matt had found one that I would be able to go on. While we were walking a long, a deer stopped on the trail right in front of us. Brad thought that was pretty cool, and we were hoping that we would see the deer again. On our way back, Bradley and I were looking at spiders on the ground when Matt told us that we needed to stop looking at the ground and start looking for the deer. As soon as he said that, I felt something weird on my tire. I thought that it was a big chunk of mud, but when Matt grabbed the chunk of “mud” off of my tire, he realized it was shit (perhaps from the deer)! Now that is love!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

I Heart Burnt Marshmellows

For our Second Annual Camping Trip, I decided to rent a cabin at Platte River State Park for a few days. Last years camping in a tent experience didn't work out to well with the kids. When it was time for bed, the little ones were too scared of bugs, noises, and monsters. Besides the rain on day one, the trip was a success. The days were filled with swimming, paddle boating, fishing, a little archery, hiking, crafts, campfires, and three hyperactive kids that totally wore me out!

Happy Birthday Michael!

My brother is 23 today!

Friday, June 16, 2006

My Car Got Hurt

I think that I need to be more like Molly and start carrying my camera everywhere I go. Yesterday, the security guard found me and told me that a tree limb had fallen onto my car. At first, I thought that he was joking, but when I followed him outside, I saw that my poor car had been hit. The limb did some damage. It put a big dent above the driver’s side back window and scratched my car up a bit. This would have been a great picture opportunity. Things like this don’t happen everyday.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Say a Prayer for Kaylie

Almost 3 weeks ago, Kaylie, my friend's five year old daughter, fell out of her second story bedroom window. She landed directly on her head. Since then, her and her family have gone through so much. Some days are good while others are not so good. Her mom is so strong. I don't know how she does it.

Since the accident, Kaylie has had a number of complications. Her brain is really swollen. To relieve some of the pressure, they had to remove part of her skull. She has had a number of blood clots in both her brain and in her leg. At one point, they were considering amputating her entire right leg. Thankfully, things are looking better, and it hasn't come to that. She has come out of her induced coma. They didn't know if she would be able to come out of it. I was there when she woke up, and it was truly a miracle. Right now she just seems really scared because she doesn't know what is going on, and she isn't able to talk. She has a breathing tube in her throat to help her breath, and she is hooked up to a number of machines. I'm not good with medical terminology, but I know that her and her family need your help.

On June 18th, the Fazoli's on Cass street is having a fundraiser from 4-8 PM. Fifteen percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Kailey Pollert fund at Great Western Bank. It would be great if you could make it! If not, please keep Kaylie in your prayers!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Say What?

I got a strange e-mail this morning from Bradley's mother. She wrote how Bradley is really excited to go camping, and how he can't wait to use his tent with his own porta-potty. WTF?!?!?! I had no idea what his mother was talking about.

When Bradley got here, I asked him about it. He went into his closet and pointed to his camping set that he got for Christmas, and the inflatable chair pictured above was what he thought was his own personal toilet! Kids think the craziest things sometimes!

Monday, June 12, 2006

I Give The Break-Up Two Flat Tires

On Saturday, Matt and I had a date night. We went to see The Break-Up. Matt summed it up when he said "I think that I laughed harder during the previews." Don't waste your time with this one.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Can You Say Vagina?

While I was taking a nap, Matt decided to go on the back porch and shave his head. After 15 minutes, I decided that I couldn’t sleep, so I went to see what he was doing. This is what I discovered...

He told me that his new hair cut was supposed to be a surprise. I immediately asked him if he was really going to keep it. I think at first it was supposed to be a joke. Then, he saw how annoyed I was, so he decided that the mohawk was here to stay.

Friday, June 09, 2006

I’m Not a Fashion Expert

I love watching the show “What Not to Wear”, but when you start seeing clothes in the 360 degree mirror, that you have in your closet, it is quite sad. This has happened to me a couple of times. I’ve always been scared that someday I’d be stuck in an era like Matt’s mom who is stuck in the late 70’s early 80’s. It freaks me out, so after watching one of the episodes, I went through my entire closet and bagged up a ton of my clothes. This was a few weeks ago, and now I’m a victim of nothing to wear!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

First is Worst, Second is Best


Matt and I played the name game again today. Who would have thought that picking out a pet's name would be such a dilemma! Today, Matt told me that Bella sounded like a cow's name, so I told him that I was sick of throwing out names. I gave him a pen, paper, and sent him to Names for Dogs. After going through hundreds of names, Chewy was the only name on his list!!! We finally came to an agreement that her name will be Reese, which was number 3214 on my list. If Matt changes his mind in a few days, the puppy will be named Puppy, and that will be that.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Girls' Night Out

On Saturday, I got invited to my first Girls' Night Out with a bunch of girls that I know through my husband. This is a big step since I don't really hang out with them without Matt around. I finally feel like I'm part of their little group, which is a good thing.

This girl is a friend of a friend. She is so darn cute, so I thought that I would include her.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Bradley's First Baseball Game

Brad had his first baseball game today. I think that I signed him up for the ghetto league because they don't even play on a real field (hence all the grass). The kids had a lot of fun, but the parents sure did sweat their asses off.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Shower Karaoke

If you ever stay the night at my house, you will be pleasantly awakened the next morning by Matt’s loud, obnoxious singing and stomping. Matt bought the new Tool album, 10,000 Days, a few weeks ago, and he loves it.

He loves it so much that he printed off the lyrics from the Internet and taped them to the shower door. Now he can sing along to the cd when he takes a shower!

Happy Birthday Dad!

Whenever the opportunity arises, I love to embarrass my dad. We were at Texas Roadhouse for his birthday, and when he wasn’t looking, I whispered to the waitress that it was his birthday.

They made him sit on a saddle while they announced to the restaurant that he was turning 51 today. I love how his eyes were closed the whole time like he was pretending that he was invisible. Cheers to you Oh Great One!