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.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Tooth Fairy

Every since Brad entered elementary school, I have been longing for the day to play the Tooth Fairy. Well Brad is entering second grade in a few weeks, and he hasn’t lost a tooth yet. Leave it to my youngest, Reese, to lose a tooth first. Although she is only a pup, the Tooth Fairy will still be coming to my house. : )

Monday, July 24, 2006

Stranger in My Basement

The sprinkler guy came by today to help us get rid of Reese’s mini mud swamp. He asked if he could turn on the water. I said sure and told him how to get to the valves downstairs. He came back upstairs with a surprised look on his face. He said, "Does someone else live here?" I said, "My brother lived in the basement until yesterday. Why?" He replied, "I've partied here before when you weren't home." "Oh, really!" I said. It just proves that what happens in the basement, stays in the basement, and I have no clue what's going on.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

It's Been 3 Weeks

It's hard to believe that it has been 3 weeks since we got Reese. This puppy has changed my life completely. It's funny how our plans go completely around when the dog has to relieve herself and when she has to eat. The other day when we were looking at the movie listings, I made sure that the movie would be done in time for her dinner! I have also become a morning person. She likes to wake me up between 5:30 and 6:30 in the morning. Her constant barking is the ultimate alarm clock!

She has developed quite a personality. When we first got her, she was shy, calm, and cuddly. Now, she is a sassy little ankle biter, but at night, when she is all worn out, she is the sweetest little thing. She is extremely cute and smart, and she is getting bigger and bigger each day. I wish that she would stay at her current size forever, but I think she is going to be a beast. Matt thinks that I am trying to stunt her growth since I only give her 2 cups of food a day. I’m just going by what the bag says.

Reese’s favorite things to do are play in the mud, dig in the dirt, chew on sticks, play tug of war, and bark at unknown objects. She recently made friends with a dog named Husker, but I think that she annoys him more than anything. Bradley is finally no longer scared of her. He now shows some authority, so Reese can no longer boss him around. They have bonded a lot more over the weekend, which is a big relief to me, since Reese has someone else that she can play with.

Thank god that the Christopher Knight/Adrianne Curry wedding will be on in a few minutes otherwise I would write way more. I’m sure that there will be plenty of puppy stories to come in the near future. Stay tuned!

The Annual Neighborhood Party

During the day, it's a family affair.

At night, it's "Neighbors Gone Wild."

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Brent Brings the Party

Brent was in town last weekend, and whenever he comes to Omaha, there is a guaranteed get together. He works in the music business, so he always entertains me with stories about the famous. This time, however, he just mocked me while I was trying to watch Cheyenne on MTV. He was trying to tell me that she was a fake. Whatever Brent! I don't believe you, but you still rule anyway! (In case you are wondering, I'm not naked in this picture. It's a strapless shirt dammit!)

Monday, July 17, 2006

Sailing Grace


My cousin Kari started a blog! (And, yes... She is my cousin by blood. I'm half swedish and half filipino.) I'm so proud of her since her My Space site went nowhere. Her blog is called Sailing Grace.

Kari and I are less than a year apart, so we are the closest cousins. Therefore, we have the greatest stories to tell including the time when I hit her in the eye with the croquet mallet, and I cried harder than she did (which is not surprising). I swear that I thought that she was going to have to wear a pirate patch for the rest of her life. Since she no longer lives in the Midwest and I don't get to see her as often, it will be exciting to read about her adventures in Seattle. Kari - You made my Monday!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Nacho Typical Post

I've been sooo busy with the puppy lately that I haven't had any time to post. In the meantime, here is one of my favorite nacho dip recipes. It's killer and sure to please your friends and family.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
3/4 cup salsa
3/4 cup shredded lettuce
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Combine the softened cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning on a large plate or in a pie plate. Spread the salsa on top of the cream cheese-sour cream mixture. Top with lettuce and cheddar cheese.

Combine the softened cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning on a large plate or in a pie plate. Spread the salsa on top of the cream cheese-sour cream mixture. Top with lettuce and cheddar cheese.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Laugh Until It Hurts

The other day, while at my mom’s Fourth of July get together, Jamie said, “Filipinos laugh about everything!!!” This girl speaks the truth.

Yesterday, on the way to Kona Grill, I had to make a stop at an ATM. Instead of making a smooth break, I ran my car right into one of those First National barrier posts. Most would have immediately jumped out of the car to assess the damage. Onlookers stared as my brother and I sat in the car and laughed hysterically. Not much damage was done to my already cracked bumper, just a little green paint to remind me that poles do not move.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Happy Belated Fourth!

 Oh yeah!
I wish it was Friday and the beginning of the long weekend again. It was so much fun, but it went way too fast. Thank god for short work weeks! Family, friends, a new furry friend, baseball, fireworks, get togethers, strange filipinos (in the pool and outta the pool), a wheelchair belly flop, good food and Jager.... That's what this long weekend was all about.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Our Little Firecracker

 Hello There
Resse's Favorite Spot in the House
Sleeping Under the Couch
Meet Reese. She is our latest addition. As you can see, I've gone a bit picture crazy. I think I have over a hundred pictures of her, and it has only been a few days. She is the cutest thing ever. She can be a big pain in the butt sometimes, but I'm totally glad that we have her. She definately makes life a little bit more interesting!