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Monday, February 20, 2012

Valentine's Day + Random

I'm crabby right now.  So I'm going to post about something that made me happy.

My valentine's day last week.
I got flowers at work:

Then I got home to a boyfriend... who left work early to surprise me!

Then, we made salt roasted salmon, my choice, and it was delish!  Steve said his didn't get all the salt brushed off, but I thought it was amazing.  Basically, you crisp the skin of the salmon in a hot pan, cover it with salt, and stick it in the oven to finish it off.  Yum!

This weekend my kitty was sick again - he had a bad episode on Friday.  I took him in on Saturday... so I was kind of bummin' all weekend and stayed close to home for the most part.

I met up with some ladies that I've been meeting with for the past couple months; Kristi, Dana, Heather, and Tanya... we went to brunch and I pretty much stuffed myself.  Not the good kind of stuffing though.  Is there a good kind?  Dana has a photo or two of us... I'm waiting to see it before I post anything, but we basically burned off all the calories we consumed just in laughs while trying to take this picture.  I make it sound epic, but it might suck.  Stay tuned.

I turned my facebook off on Thursday ... and I've re-activated it again today.  Call me weak, call me stupid, whatever you want.  I like having a way to know about the people I care about, facebook gives me that.

I'm gonna go back to being crabby now.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Ok, I think it makes sense to start the list of people who want to read, so I can plug all the email address into my blog as they roll in, it'll be less work once I actually make the switch - which will be soon.  A few of you have already let me know, so I'll take care of adding you.  My 'regulars', I can add you, assuming you have a gmail email address - if you don't please let me know what email address you want me to use for you.
From what I've read, you'll have to be logged in when you want to read my blog - doesn't mean you HAVE to use a gmail email address, it just means you have to have a google account with ANY email address.

I think.

Those of you who don't comment often or at all, I'm sorry, but now's the time to do something if you want to keep reading.  You don't have to comment, but you do need to let me know that you want to continue, so I can add you to the list.  You can feel free to email me at footballsushihappiness AT gmail (dot) com.  All I need to know is an email address you want to use to login - if you already have a google account under any email address, that'll be the one I need.
I can have posts emailed to you as well... which... I'm a bit apprehensive about - I don't want my posts cluttering up your inbox, but it IS an option... so I guess let me know if you want that added feature.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience this is going to cause you people... I'm honestly not sure if my posts will show up in your readers anymore or not.  Matter of fact, after a little bit of search, I'm quite certain my blog will NOT show up anywhere for you - you'll have to come seek me out.  I don't expect many of you will do that, but if you chose to, know now that I appreciate your loyalty.

I will say that I don't plan to stay private.  So if you don't care and want to play catch up or whatever sometime down the road, then you need not take action.

Let me know if you have any questions!  Be sure to get me your address if you want to still have access to my blog!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy V-Day

So this post is going to be more random than anything else... but being that it's Valentine's day, I will say I hope you have a great day, whatever you decide to do.  Steve is going to make me dinner - salt roasted salmon with my favorite broccoli side dish and sticky rice.

Second, some replies to the comments from yesterday.  To those who took the time to say anything at all, thank you.  It may not have helped my day fully, but I promise that I smiled at each of the comments.
@Krysten - I am excited for Baseball season, I'd be more excited if I had cable AND if we had a promising team.  That being said... I'm always excited to see Joe "Lips" Mauer in any form.
@Dana - I'm so glad you liked the wine!  I was able to try that same wine a couple of weeks ago and thought it was really good too!  The whole line of wine from Cupcake is pretty stellar (and inexpensive)!
@Gringa - I replied to you personally.  I am excited for New York and Chicago - I've been planning those trips hard core over the last few weeks.
@Lo - I'm jealous that you can walk to Target Field!  On top of that, I'm so sorry your place got broken into.  While I try hard not to be one of those 'woe is me, let's have a pitty party' - I do believe that no matter how positive a person tries to be, we all encounter bad days.  I'm thankful for so much in my life and I hope that I didn't come across as ungrateful.

Okay, some of the reason why my day was poopy yesterday?
Not only am I sick and tired of dealing with the same shit day after day at work, it's even worse on a Monday. I try to wake up on Monday's and be fresh and new, ready to tackle a new week.  Yesterday I woke up the same way... but it was quickly turned around by the bullshit at my company.  My favorite co-worker, and one of only 2 people that I still like and enjoy at this place, told me a new way to think - while it may help for the time being, I'm still holding in all my true frustration.  He told me to do my job and not worry about the other stuff unless it directly and negatively affects my job.  It may sound like common sense but the 7 years I've worked here have been much different where everyone is involved in certain things.  Especially considering I know the office admin job better than the person that was given the position.  I don't know how you can plan for the future without knowing how things currently work.  It's extremely frustrating.

Also yesterday, Steve told me that he had some bad news - which is never good to hear.  As it turns out, his boss did some further research on our first class tickets and Hawaii is too expensive, so Continental US, Alaska, and Mexico are still options but Hawaii is off the table.  I'm super bummed about that.  I don't want to sound selfish, but I know I'm about to, so deal with it.  The thing that makes me the most upset is the fact that we went a month not knowing if Hawaii was included but would have understood if it weren't... then we are told it is, sowe get excited and I start looking into stuff and talking with my travel agent... and now it's not.  I just wish she would have looked into it BEFORE telling us we could go.  I'm super bummed and disappointed - we had our hopes beyond up.
Now to redeem my selfish thoughts - I know we're still getting a free first class ticket to somewhere, and I know we'll still have a great time... I just have to get over the bummed feelings and start thinking about something else.  The other part of that is we don't know where we want to go now... hard to get excited about something that we don't know.. ya know?

I went to the gym after work yesterday, thinking people always talk about how a good workout helps them feel better, maybe I can apply the same thought process - well... I don't think it worked because I was still bummed last night when I got home.  However, I have decided that the gym isn't so bad as long as I don't go there expecting to push myself to my death.  I always assume I can pickup where I left off 3 years ago, and I can't, and that's okay.  I have to start somewhere.  Yesterday I did 20 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes on the treadmill.  40 minutes of cardio at any pace is better than 40 minutes on my couch, right?

Steve and I made a Pinterest Recipe to take to my brother's house over the weekend, the pinterest link is no longer working, but I was able to find the same recipe here (the photos on this site are less exciting than what I pinned):

Bloomin' Onion Bread
1 unsliced loaf of (round is preferable) sourdough bread
1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, thinly sliced
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup finely diced green onion, including white part
2-3 tsp poppy seeds
Using a sharp bread knife cut the bread going both directions.  Do not cut through the bottom crust.
Places slices of cheese between cuts. Mix together butter, onion, and poppy seeds.  Pour over bread. Wrap in foil the entire thing in foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Unwrap. Bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Lastly, As I sit here thinking about a new job and working on my resume, I'm forced to think about how to remove myself from searchable social media.  Facebook, Twitter, blogging, etc.  I've decided that once my resume is out there, I'm going to deactivate my facebook.  I think it'll be good for me for many reasons - who couldn't use a break from facebook.  It'll also assure any potential employers not be able to find pictures of me with my boobs hanging out (not literally, just the cleave) and photos of me being bombed off my ass at any given point.
Twitter is less of a big deal to me, being that I don't post often and there are no photos of me on there.  I'm not sure if I can just disable the site for a time being or if I have to delete my account... if it's the latter, I'll probably just leave it.
My blog... I've worked extremely hard to remove my blog from any mention of my actual name.  Being that I work with family and I'm also friends with the same family on Facebook and Twitter... I don't have any of it linked.  I'm not an anonymous blogger, obviously, but unless we're friends on facebook, you won't know my full name by reading my blog.  Just the way I want it.  I really need to log out of my google account and do lots of different searches to make sure of this.
All of that being said... I still plan to make my blog private once I submit my resume.  Which means, I think, that if you want to keep reading, you'll need to make sure you a) let me know b) give me your email address and c) I think that email address will need to be the one you use to sign up for a google account.  I need to look a bit more into this, but I think that's how it'll work.  It's going to be a pain, but hopefully I'll get a job right away and it won't have much of an impact on you, the reader.  I do appreciate you reading and hope you'll continue to do so while I have to take some action to keep my privacy.

Peace out for now...

Monday, February 13, 2012

Lift me!

I'm having a bad day... is it too much to ask my readers, or should I say commenters, to lift my spirit?  Tell me a story. do a random act of kindness recently?  tell me about it.  have a cute story about an old person?  I wanna hear it.  win the lottery recently?  how much are you up? know a way to offer a virtual hug?  do it.  show me your boobs.

I don't care what you do - just do it... please.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Deciding to do it... again!

Happy February loyal readers.  Do you hate me for being absent so much?  I know, me too!

So... remember how Steve and I 'won' 2 first class tickets to fly anywhere?  Well we now know what that means: The USA (including Hawaii and Alaska) and Mexico.  Lots of me wants to go back to Mexico - I really do love that country.  HOWEVER, Hawaii is an 8 hour flight... we have first class tickets (I still get the chills when I say that out loud)... why would we take a 3-4 hour flight when we can use it on an 8 hour flight?!  Right?  Soooo... we're pretty sure we'll be back to Hawaii this fall!  Thinking Kauai and Maui, but we haven't booked anything yet.  I'm so excited and I can't wait!

I've been in contact with our travel agent and she is sending me info on Kauai.  We already know where we want to stay in Maui, so that's easy!

YAY... I'm excited.
In case you've been absent to my blog as well: We're going to New York City for 3 nights in May, to Chicago for 3 nights in July, and now back to Hawaii hopefully this fall (fall allows us to save some money, non-peak season!).

That's all for now.  buh-bye.


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