Saturday, July 19, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things

Now, I've never done a "Wordless Wednesday" or a "Thursday Thirteen" or a "Friday Fill-in's" like many of you - my loyal blog stalkers - do. Not that I'm opposed to doing one... I've just always had other things on my mind. (BTW - who sets the "Friday Fill-in questions? - just wondering).

But, there are a few things that I must share with you... a few of my favorite things....

1. The Girl Scout Thin Mint Blizzard from Dairy Queen

Have you TRIED this amazingly evil treat? Steve and I have split one the last 2 nights in a row, and I'm sad that they are only through the month of July. By far, Thin Mints are the superior Girl Scout cookie. And, they put them in a blizzard? The only thing better would be for Ritters or Culvers to carry them and mix them into their version of a Blizzard. Soooo gooood! Get one before they are gone. On second thought, maybe not, because you'll be addicted like me and will suffer once July ends!

2. Lost

Okay, so Steve and I never got into Lost 4 years ago. We were intrigued, but were really into all of our reality t.v. shows and Desparate Housewives was starting, and we just didn't have time for it. Then we heard how awesome it was and realized it was too late... we'd be "Lost" like everyone who started into the show after it began. Flash forward to March of this year. We were visiting Steve's brother Chris in Lexington, and he was like us in that he'd not watched it from the beginning, but had rented Season 1 Disc 1. He was hooked, and also the proud owner of the first 3 seasons on DVD. Steve and I watched espisode one with him and had to bring Season 1 home. With the writers strike in effect, we'd watch like 3 espisodes a night. We were hooked. Pretty soon, we made it through seasons 2-3 and watched 1/2 of season 4 online until we caught up (yes, we'd caught up enough to watch the finale of season 4 this year!).

Oh, my gosh. This show is THE BEST SHOW I'VE EVER WATCHED ON TV. No, seriously. I'd always laughed about the people who were addicted to the show and I thought it was crazy and outlandish. Well, yes, it IS crazy and outlandish, but that is precisely what makes this show so awesome. Because we got to watch the whole series almost back to back espisodes, it literally played out like a movie. A really awesome movie. Since the finale I've suffered from Lost withdrawl. Seriously. I've had dreams where I am on the island with Sayid or Dr. Jack or Kate. I STILL have Lost dreams (I even had one last night). This show is crazy. For all of you who haven't seen it, I urge you to get to your local Best Buy as soon as possible and pick up Season 1. Oh, pick up Season 2 too, because you won't be able to wait until you get back to Best Buy to buy it. You can actually watch these on as well. But, I highly recommend getting the DVD's. So much better, and they have all of the cool DVD extras.

3. The comeback of the New Kids on the Block

I was your typical 6th grader in love with the New Kids. In fact, I remember plugging in a tiny little black and white t.v. and spending my whole Christmas break watching it in my room. We didn't have cable, so we got "The Box" and about once or twice a day they'd play the "This One's For the Children" video. So, I'd spend my whole day waiting for like 3 minutes of heaven when I'd get to see the love of my life (Jordan Knight, of course!) on my little black and white t.v.

I also had a whole New Kids wall in my room. I wish I'd taken pictures of this amazing mural I'd put up. If I only had that kind of time now!

Anyway, since I've been back on the treadmill, I usually watch videos while trying to work up a sweat. And, the New Kids are back! I love their new video.. it makes me smile. It may not be the best song ever, but it makes me feel like a kid again. I can't wait for the concert in October!

4. Brett verbalizing "I ah ooo".

(Now you know I couldn't write a whole post without mentioning my adorable son!). Lately Brett likes to chat. Especially on the changing table (which makes changing his diapers a lot less painless in my opinion). We'll lay him down and suddenly he starts to vocalize... he'll coo and "ah goo" and respond to us, like we're having a real conversation... lots of smiles from him as well. Steve and I constantly say "I love you" to him, and lately he's been repeating it back to us. You can tell he's trying to make the words. He'll say "I ah ooo". Seriously! It's sooo cute!

5. My new job.

I never read the book "The Secret", but from what I understand it goes something like - you visualize exactly what you want and focus on it - and you'll get it (not that I necessarily believe this, but I find it interesting). From the time I decided that I wanted to work part time, I internalized everything I was looking for in a job, and I found one that fits EXACTLY what I am looking for (save the drive). And, they are looking to re-locate Northeast (yay)!

Well, I guess this wasn't my typical blog, but this was what was floating around in my brain today. :)


Anonymous said...

Carrie! I am so happy that things are working out so well for you! I can't wait to meet Brett - maybe homecoming this fall - and I know exactly what you mean about the whole job thing. I am loving my job (there are frustrations, but I find that I can put up with anything after two years of work-hell). Sounds like you are doing great...and that's just good to hear! - Jen

Suellen said...

Omigosh! Alicia and I are addicted to Lost as well. We Netflixed a disc and were entirely hooked. We did this fairly recently and were also caught up in time for the most recent season on tv! Glad to know we aren't the only ones.

Tina said...

I have been drooling over the Thin Mint Blizzard commercials! Haven't had one yet, but we did have Plush Horse tonight! I'm really glad to hear the job is going so well.