Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cool New (at least to me) Website

I don't know about the rest of you, but I love to shop.  Love.  And I really love to shop online, and check out a lot of different stores before buying.  I have been known to stalk items online waiting for them to go on sale so I can justify my purchase. 

I check out several deal and freebie sites (which is a whole post in and of itself), and saw a link to a website called EBates.  Ebates is a website that links to the websites that you shop on anyway, but then gives you cash back for shopping there.  At some stores you only get 1-2% back, but some stores give you a lot more.  Like the Span.x I bought today for $44.  I'll get $3.30 back for using Ebates!

So seriously, check them out.  And I'll be honest here and let you know that part of the reason I'm doing this is because I love you all, and part of the reason is that if you join and make a purchase through them by the end of December, we'll both get a $5 bonus!  Five bucks people!  That's a latte at Starbucks.  Or a value meal at McDees.  Or five ones to use at a male strip club.  I don't judge. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

And so it begins

The biggest storm to hit Utah since 2001, at least according to predictions.  And at this moment, I'm inclined to believe them.  The storm hit about thirty minutes ago, and already my window in the computer room looks like this:

(ignore my reflection)

The weatherman made scary enough predictions that my office let us all leave two hours early.  Which is pretty much unheard of.  They love holding us captive, er, making sure we keep productive.  Of course, since you already know that we were having Thanksgiving at work today, you've probably already guessed that we weren't being very productive.  Oh, and guess who won the roll competition?  Yep, I did!  I rule!  Ok, so maybe I was the only one who brought in homemade rolls, but whatever, I still win.

Anywho, me and the husband are hunkered in for the long haul.  I've already told my boss that I won't be driving in tomorrow until the roads are clear, and the husband gets to work from home.  Now if only I was ovulating. . . . hehe

And on that note, let me assure you that I will probably slap the first person who says "Boy, can't wait to see how many babies we get in 9 months"

Sunday, November 21, 2010

ICLW and Roll Domination

Happy ICLW everyone!  Here's a quick recap of our TTC journey:  I've been diagnosed with PCOS.  We've done three clomid cycles, and I got three giant cysts on my last clomid cycle.  We've started femera, and I seem to be doing better (no mood swings, no cysts taking over my body).  The husband had an SA, and it was inconclusive, so we're going in for another on this week.
I don't know about everyone else, but I'm kind of freaked out by the fact that it's almost December.  That means it's almost Christmas, and that means I have to start on my shopping.  I was really excited about the holidays this year due to the fact that I've been employed all year.  That really helps when it comes time to buy everyone presents.  But now I'm facing a dilemma.  Members of our family haven't been as fortunate.  I spoke with my SIL last night and she doesn't want the family to exchange gifts because they can't afford to buy presents.  She feels bad that she can't get us anything.  I respect that, I really do, but I'm not buying presents for people because I expect things back, I'm buying them presents because I love them.  So what do I do?
Every year in my office we have a Thanksgiving dinner.  It's a pot luck thing, and its fabulous!  One guy brings in a turkey and cooks it in a counter top oven, and another guy cooks mashed potatoes on a camp stove in our parking garage.  Last year they had a Yam-Off, and several people brought in their yams to see whose were the best.  This year they are having a "Rolls of Thunder" competition.  And I'd just like to inform the Interwebs that I am going to dominate that competition!  I spent the day baking rolls, and they are kick ass!  Yeah, I'm a nerd, but I'm pretty excited.

Also, I made some to die for snicker doodle cookies today.  I'll take a picture tomorrow and post the recipe.  They are the best cookies I've ever made.  Ever.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Had to post this, but it's very NSFW

Stumbled across this video on YouTube.


It seriously gave me a case of the giggles.  Yes, I have a different sense of humor, but I had to share, on the off chance that some of you ladies do as well.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Harry Potter

Yes, I'm one of them.  I'm definitely more Team Harry than Team Edward, although I do love me a good vampire story.  I've read all the books, and seen all of the movies.  In fact, I've been trying to think up ways of convincing my husband to go and see the new Harry movie that comes out Friday.  I mean, I knew we wouldn't get in on Friday, and that Saturday would be packed as well, but I figured Sunday was looking good.

And then, (OMG) my husband just called.  His totally awesome company bought a whole bunch of tickets for their employees and spouses to see Harry!  Free is so my favorite price, and I was doing a happy dance knowing we got to go see the movie eventually.  But guess what, Interwebs?  It's not eventually.  It's Thursday night.  THURSDAY!  OMG we are going to a pre screening of Harry Potter, for FREE! 

Yeah, I'm just going to go now. . . .off to a safe little corner of the house and dance like a crazy woman.  Is it normal for a 28 year old woman to get this excited over a movie?  If it isn't don't tell me.  I'm loving my happiness!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

So. . .

A friendly piece of advice to you, Interwebs.  You never know where your craptastic photography skills may end up.  You may think that you are posting a recipe for a few loyal blog followers, and you know they won't mind if you take a shortcut and don't work on making the picture perfect.  I mean, they read your writing, and they still come back, right?

Until one day, when you're kind of bored at work and you start to look at your blog stats.  And you notice that you are getting some hits from Pillsbury.  So you click back.  And find out that WOW, you were listed as a Blogger of the Week!  And then, you see you're craptastic picture in there with all of these beautiful ones.

Seriously?!  I'm cursing myself that I didn't get a better picture of those delicious treats!  

My only consolation? My recipe idea got posted despite the awful photos!