Sunday, February 26, 2006

This week in a nutshell

So I catered all week, for my normal client who was doing work with Brad and his company so I have spent all week with Brad. This was kind of cool but also kind of exhausting. Wednesday I had dental surgery to have my crown lengthened, this is just a glorious term for they cut out part of my gums and I am in pain. So between working, surgery and pain meds I haven't been up to posting much. Tonight our friends in the Mini club threw us a shower so we got lots of great gifts and got to spent time with good friends. It was a nice night. Next week I am not working but after that I am booked every weekday for the next eight weeks, so I am going to spend this week off in Napa getting any and all wedding plans that need to be arranged with me there this week. My train heads out at 7:30 tomorrow morning and I will be back Friday night. I may or may not be able to post from my parents house so next week may be another dry week at chocolate cars. I am hoping after this though that my life can return to some sort of normal schedule. I am exhausted and I am looking forward to the long train ride tomorrow to get some rest. I shall see you all soon. I will try to check up on everyone while I am gone. Have a great week.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Big Bear

This is a picture of My brother, his girlfriend, her daughter, Brad, me, and the girlfriends sister. We are having a very good dinner at a restraunt in Big Bear. We had such a good time this weekend and it was really good to spent time with my bro. We had a killer snowball fight earlier in the day and we also went tubing in the snow at a place that had a up hill people mover to get you back to the top after you tubed down. Brad was very much in his happy place becasue it brought back memories of when he was a kid in the snow back in Philly. He can't wait until we have kids and he can teach them to make a snow man and the perfect snowball. I can't wait to teach them how to aim and hit Brad with the snowball. Yes we all have skills to pass down. I look really red in this picture, probably due to all the wine I drank with dinner.

We stayed at a little 2 room cabin that really wasn't big enough for the 6 of us but with an air mattress we made due. The thing was that the only place to put the mattress was right in front of the gas fire place that was the only heater in the cabin. The first night I didn't sleep at all because I was getting burned alive. The second night I turned it as low as it would go on the thermostat so when it dipped below 50 in the cabin the fire came back on. This made it nice and warm directly in front of me and in my little bubble but the heat didn't reach anyone else and they were so cold they had a hard time sleeping. I didn't sleep that well either but at least I was warm.

We came back this afternoon and went to lunch with them and then headed back for home. WHen we got almost home we were waiting to turn left at a light but the car in front of us was stalled out so we had to go around. I looked in at the car, a 2001 Mercedes, and saw the only person in the car was a woman and she looked clueless. Since we were stopped anyway at the light and I knew it was dangerous to leave the woman stuck there I offered to help push her out of the intersection. The lady was clueless and didn't even know to put her car in nuetral. Then she stayed sitting in the drivers seat while I tried by myself to push her very heavy car and her out of the street. Brad moved his car out of the intersection and parked and ran back to help me push. We got her into a parking lot and the lady was still lost as to what to do. Brad tried to start the car but it wouldn't turn over. He told her to call AAA and to have them tow her to a Mercedes dealership. She said she had just had the car serviced at a dealership. Well obviously it didn't work. We finally left her to call for help to at least she wasn't in the road anymore. She really didn't even thank us for all the help we gave her, go figure. I then went into a pretty bad asthma attack for me and Brad got kind of worried. I coughed out a lot of fluid and took the emergency inhaler which has helped a lot but I am still hacking up a lung. I am a little disgusted that when we see someone stranded no one tries to help them anymore, and when someone does help you, you aren't even grateful for it. We are going to Hell in a hand basket. Posted by Picasa

Friday, February 17, 2006

So much to say so little time.

So I have been very busy this week working and dealing with stuff so I haven't been around. Yes I finally got paid today and the check was bigger than expected, in other words it was a good day. I finally am in the groove with catering and feeling confident and so I think things are going well. This week I finally broke down and got a new cell phone. Some of the buttons on my old phone didn't work very well and the phone was having trouble keeping the clock synched which was becoming a pain in the butt. I decided my new phone would be the pink razor so I went on a quest to find one. Everyone had sold out and I had to wait until the next shipment came in on Tuesday. So on Tuesday I called every Cingular store in the area until one of them told me they came in. I went to get my phone and long story short I came away with one of the 2 they got and the waitlist got screwed. SO Tuesday night we connected it to the computer and got everything transferred over and made new ring tones. Yesterday I noticed that it was practically out of battery so as soon as I got home I plugged it in. It didn't seem like it was charging. I then plugged it in to the wall instead of the computer and I left it there for 12 hours. This morning I got up to leave and the phone was still not charged. By 9 am it was dead. What the F. So after I got off today I took the phone and all its parts back to Cingular. Yup it was defective. No they don't have any pink razors try again on Tuesday. So now I have a stupid silver razor until the pink one comes in. Whatever.

Tomorrow Brad and I are going to the mountains with my brother and his girlfriend for the weekend. I love love love his girlfriend, we are going to have a great time. Of course this means I won't be blogging or around to your blogs this weekend, but I will try to make it by everyone's in the morning before we leave. You all have a great weekend, I am going to play in the snow.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Chick Flicks

Ok as we know I love the chick flicks. I got my first movies from NetFlicks and in it I received the movie The Notebook. Now I debated about renting this movie cause I really didn't think it was me. None the less I put it on my list and it was the first movie I received. Wow it is quite probably the best most touching romance movie I have ever seen. I spent hours consumed in my sappy girlie heaven today while Brad was safely away at work. I saw the way my parents love each other in this movie and if you have met them you know what an amazing thing that is. I really got so much more than I expected from this movie, I couldn't bear to mail it back yet so I kept it for a couple more days. AHHH this is exactly why I joined netflix.

Brad played an awful inadvertent trick on me this evening at dinner. He told me Rob Cohen, who directed the movie Stealth that Brad worked on for over two years and I have met, got his break by directing a small chick flick. Brad then paused and said I think it was Circle of Friends. Ok my attention was caught, my jaw dropped and I said you mean the Minnie Driver movie. The movie I have watched like a million times that is one of my favorite girlie movies. He was like yeah where else would I have come up with that name. Ok so I am a bit lame but I started to get all excited could this guy who I thought was kind of lame really have made one of my favorite movies. My mind started spinning, no that had nothing to do with the Martini or the wine with dinner, there was just no way that this man could have made that movie. SO I asked Brad again and he was like sure that was the movie. So I ran downstairs to my office and grab the VHS of that movie, I really need to get that on DVD, and looked at the back panel. No it wasn't Rob Cohen. SO he looked it up on his cell phone and the Rob Cohen movie was called a Small Circle of Friends. SO totally not as cool. Brad insists that he was right while I insist it was cruel to taunt me like that.

Ok so now that I own my own business I have had to become a bill collector. That really sucks. Ok people if you say you are going to pay someone on Friday pay them on Friday they are counting on that money. Then when you don't pay them on Friday and you say we will get a check to you by Monday you had best do it. Cause tomorrow if Karin doesn't get paid there is an aluminum bat in her garage with your name on it. Pay up you big jerks my man would like a VD present and I gave him me last year.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

My Doppleganger

So I totally forgot about this until the other day but I had meant to blog about this. It seems as though I have one of those faces that people look at and it reminds them of someone. I can not even tell you how many times I have been asked if I have a sister, or if I have met someone I haven't met before. To be honest I find this really annoying. I don't fancy myself to be beautiful or striking or anything but I don't want to be so ordinary that any number of people look like me. So really I would rather people not notice me at all then to notice me and think of someone they know. I suppose this might not make sense to a lot of you but it is just something that bugs me. Well now on to my point with this post. A couple of weekends ago Brad and I were given tickets to go see the new Getty Villa Museum that was opening that weekend. Since Brad had never been there when the old getty was there he had never experienced the incredible grounds that surround the museum. They also had done a lot of renovation since I had been there when it was the old Getty so we decided to go on a tour to introduce us to the place. We were given these little head set thingies so we could hear the tour guide no matter where we were in the group and she didn't have to speak above her normal talking voice. I had the head set on and was listening to our guide when we walked by the food cart and eating area. An older woman began to wave in my direction and said, "I can't believe I am seeing you again twice in one week, how odd." Since I had the head phones on and was in a large group I assumed she was talking to someone near me and not me so I continued to walk around. Later in the day Brad and I were in the gift shop looking at books to grow an herb garden. I hear a woman behind me saying Maria over and over again progressively louder. Well I am not now nor have I ever even pretending to be a Maria so I ignored the annoying lady behind me. SO the lady gets Brad's attention and asks him, "isn't that my Maria?" Brad responded, "No that is my fiancee Karin." The woman then looked at me very confused and said, "but she looks just like Maria same long red hair and everything." I chose to continue to ignore her. Later though I thought about it and decided I missed a great opportunity. I should have given the woman my card and told her to have Maria call me. Why not finally get my doppleganger in cahoots with me instead of annoying me all the time. Ah well I screwed up. At least though I now know her name so the next person that asks me if we've met I will say no you are thinking of Maria. I also figure I can blame her for all the naughty things I do. So Maria you better watch out I am going to be bad and I am blaming it on you.

Friday, February 10, 2006

The Truth

Ok so a lot of you guessed right in that I did think there was another universe with someone exactly like me. This lead off to a lot of other sub categories of fantasies that I won't be going into right now. I didn't walk into a mail box while flirting with a boy, as I posted into an older post I walked into a fire hydrant and my friend's teased me about it ever since. Feel free to ask Susan about that one I think she is still laughing. I hate McDonald's burgers and I don't think I have eaten their beef since I was a kid and it gave me food poisoning, but I do like their fries and their McNuggets though I rarely eat there. The young drinking incident I was 5 or 6 and it was creme de menthe, but the rest is true. I have never tried creme de menthe again. My date to the prom was regular height more or less at 5'6", he was my first serious boyfriend. We double dated with another couple and Brian was a little person. He did do make a wish when we were in junior high but he met his idol John Elway of the Denver Broncos. Because of that I have always liked John Elway and will root for the Broncos.

So yesterday I joined Netflix to finally watch all the chick flicks I have missed because my sig other doesn't really enjoy these types of movies. So I am taking some suggestions on what everyone thinks is a must see movie. Come on girls I want guilty pleasures as well as all time classics. I mean what would life have been like if I had never seen Pretty Woman. Perhaps there are other movies that I have missed that can stand beside that one. Anyway for awhile I will be watching as many movies as possible and I will let you know some of the better finds I find.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

4 lies and a truth

Ok so Susiebadoozieq tag me with this, write four lies and one thing that is true and let the people guess which is true.

1. When I was little I used to believe that there was a parallel universe where there was another girl just like me that did the same thing as me at the same time. So I used to try to do random things to trick her.

2. I once walked into a mailbox while flirting with a boy.

3. I love McDonald's hamburgers and eat them at least once a week.

4. When I was four I got a hold of a bottle of Midori at a family party and I drank it and loved it. My cousins got a little out of hand and the police came. I went outside to see what was going on with the bottle of midori in my hand and it spilled all down the front of me.

5. My date to the junior prom was a little person, he got to do make a wish and for it he met Joe Montana. I don't know what ever happened to him.

Good luck, make your guesses in the comment section. If you know we so well to already know the truth don't blow it for everyone else, or I will tag you with everything I can find. Hehehehe

Who are you

So do you ever look at you bulk email folder and wonder what kind of person the internet thinks you are? Apparently I am a Christian single man who has a hard time getting it up. I use a lot of ink so I need to constantly buy new ink cartridges. I am getting married, thanks knot dot com you are the worst spammer ever. I must like to answer surveys. I also must order random stuff a lot because I am constantly getting emails with confirmation numbers in the subject. There are probably a lot more bulk emails I could talk about but I don't remember off the top of my head. Today when I long on it said I had 666 bulk emails. That is just wrong. Seriously do these emails work on anyone?

So today I am watching TV and veggie out like a proper semi employed person and the phone rings. I check the caller id and it says blocked number. Normally that means it is my Mom cause she is the only blocked number that calls me. So I pick it up and I am ready to say hi Mom when I get a prerecorded voice. DO you have a hard time with your mobility? Would a Hoverround increase the productivity of your life? Ok what the heck is up with that? First of all we are on the do not call list. Yeah a fat lot of good that has done us. Second my legs work fine what is your point? Are you saying I am fat? Anyway I guess my mom isn't the only blocked call we now get.

Ok so Brad is trying really hard to book our honeymoon. He got recommendations on travel agents and so he started making calls. Why is it that when you give someone a budget their first response back to you is almost double what you budgeted. I mean if there is a reason that you couldn't stay within the budget or we are under estimating expenses than say that don't say you can work with our budget than give us packages at double the cost. No explanation as to why it is so much over. Well thanks but no thanks we will keep looking. So hopefully at some point we will have our honeymoon booked. If not there is always the Pocono's.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Dentist

So today I had another fun filled day at the dentist. Today she removed the broken temporary bridge that I had that was looking oh so ghetto fabulous. Sorry guys I would not have a picture taken of that. I then had the permanate one put in. It sucked as all things at the dentist do but now I have a much better looking smile and there is no gap that is visible when I smile. Needless to say a big improvement, yet expensive. My mouth still feels a little weird but hopefully by tomorrow I will be used to it.

I have been very busy working, which is a great thing, and getting wedding stuff done. I have now gotten dresses for all the bridesmaids, ordered invitations, secured servers, and called the photographer. Last week we got the engagement pictures back. I think it is the first time that I have looked at a picture of myself and not wanted to vomit, so I guess we have a good photogragher. We were suppose to get a disk of the pictures so as soon as I can get that I will post some of the pictures.

My best friend in the whole real world has started to blog. She would love it if you all came by and visited her. Her name is Susan and that is how she is listed on my links. She is called many other things by me so I hope you all don't get to confused. Anyway Susan and I have been friends since 1992, the year I graduated high school. Susan was one of the first people to welcome me into the college group at our little church in Napa. In time I went away to college and a year in half later Susan came and joined me at the same school. We then became roommates the next school year and for two years we lived together and for awhile that experience ended our friendship. A little while after I moved out I realized that Susan was too good of a friend to lose and that we just couldn't live together. We began hanging out again and soon once again were best friends. It was through Susan's encouragement that I called Brad when he gave me his number. Without her I don't know if I would have been brave enough to ever call him or date him. In many ways my friendship with Susan taught me how to love and to be loved and without that I don't know that I would be ready to marry someone. I don't know if she will ever grasp how much I love her and am grateful that she is in my life. I hope that you all will take the time to get to know her and see how wonderful she is. I hope all of you have been blessed with a friend like her.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Lots of Stuff

Ok so first up is a questionaire that I promised I would do last week and I am just now getting around to it.

1. What time did you get up this morning? The first time was at 6:30
2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Sirianna
4. What is your favorite TV show? Currently Grey's Anatomy
5. What did you have for breakfast? Fritos
6. What is your middle name? Michelle
7. What is your favorite cuisine? Italian or Mexican, love them both to much to decide
8. What foods do you dislike? Raisins
9. What is your favorite chip? Fritos
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Green Day American Idiot, or Rent Soundtrack
11. What kind of car do you drive? Kia Sephia
12. What is your favorite sandwich? Turkey melt with bacon and avocado
13. What characteristics do you despise? Hipocrites
14. Favorite item of clothing? Anything that makes me look skinny
15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Italy, then Australia
16. What color is your bathroom? Blue and green
17. Electronic device you couldn't live without? TV, Computer, DVR, Ipod
18. Where would you want to retire to? It doesn't matter where as long as Brad is with me.
19. Favorite time of day? Dinner time with Brad
20. Where were you born? Vallejo, California
21. Favorite sport to watch? College Football
22. What is your dream job? Being a good Mom, spouse, and caterer
23. What are you passionate about? My Family
24. What type of detergent do you use? Tide
25. Coke or Pepsi? Diet Cherry Coke
26. Are you a morning person or night owl? Morning
27. What size shoe do you wear? 8 1/2-9
28. Do you have pets? 2 cats-Zacchaeus and Pixel and a turtle Monty
29. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with everyone? My wedding is less than 4 months away.
30. What did you want to be when you were little? A lawyer
31. Favorite Candy Bar? 100,000 bar
32. What is your best childhood memory? Playing games with my family at my granparents house.
33. Worst job you have had in your life? Hot lunch server at a private school
34 What color underwear are you wearing? Blue with red trim super girl underwear
35. Nickname: K, KK, Carebear, Honey
36. Piercing? Ears now tried and failed to pierce nose and belly button
37. Ever been to Africa? No
38. Ever been toilet papered? Yes and I have toilet papered someone else
39. Love someone so much it made you cry? Yes many times
40. Croutons or bacon bits? Croutons.
41. Favorite day of the week? Sundays
42. Favorite restaurant? Valentinos, where Brad and I go on our anniversary
43. Favorite flower? Red Sunflowers
44.. Disney or Warner Brothers? Disney all the way
45. Favorite fast food restaurant? Taco Bell
46. What color is your bedroom carpet? Stained, I think it used to be beige
47 How many times did you fail your driver's test? once
48. From whom did you get your last e-mail? My Niece Megan
49. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Target or Torrid
50. What do you do most often when you are bored? Pick at the split ends of my hair
51. Who are you most curious about their responses to this questionnaire, if they choose to do it? Everyone on our links
52. Last person you went to dinner with? Brad, and Melanie
53. Ford or Chevy? Toyota
54 What are you listening to right now? The sound of the keyboard clicking
55. How many tattoos do you have? None I am way to chicken.
56. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The chicken

Stay tuned for more exciting things I have neglected to post that I am meaning too.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


This is my favorite spot in Napa. The picture doesn't do it justice. I am posting this because today I have the blahs so I thought I would battle them with my favorites. Now that this is done I am going to bed. See you all soon. Posted by Picasa