Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nope. Won't do it.

Not going back to work.



Maybe I'm bluffing.

But I have SEVERE Sunday Night Blues.

We had the most wonderful past few days...stress free! We started the long weekend off right by hanging out at a friend's playing Win, Lose, or Draw and plenty of chicken wings and ice cream shots on the side.

Then Thursday, we were lucky enough to spend our Thanksgiving with three great couples! None of them have family in the area we all decided to have our own feast. I must say, our friend Annie did a fabulous job making her very first turkey. It was so beautiful, I didn't want to eat it! Ok, maybe I did. And of course, I topped it off with a piece of pecan and pumpkin pie. (Hey, all bets are off in terms of dieting when it comes to Thanksgiving!)

Friday, Mr. Ruby and I did our traditional DECORATE DAY! We woke up late, drank a couple of vanilla chi lattes, pumped up a little bit of Trans Siberian Orchestra, ate Thanksgiving leftovers, decorated the house for Christmas, and blew up the air mattress to watch movies and sleep next to the Christmas tree. Cheese factory, I know. But so much fun. And I love our little tradition.

And last night, we finished things right by going to my favorite, On the Border! Then we played Apples to Apples with friends until 1:30 in the morning. If you haven't played that game, I highly recommend it. I'm not kidding when I say that my sides still hurt this morning from laughing so hard.

This was absolutely hysterical. It won't make much sense if you've never played the game Apples to Apples...but the word was "Perfect". And my demented friends came up with the following to demonstrate the word "perfect": Tom Hanks. Toasted Marshmellows (My card). Challenger Explosion. Oil Spills. and Attack on Pearl Harbor.

SUCH a fun game!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

So Thankful

There really are so many things to be thankful for.

Mr. Ruby and I spent this morning talking about the top 5 things each of us are thankful for. We really are so very blessed.

Although we are sadly not spending the holiday back home in Kansas with family, we are very thankful to have wonderful friends whom we will be spending it with.

I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The last things I want to see at 6:30 a.m.

Maybe I'm just modest.

While others however, are not.

I guess I have to get over it.

But the last thing I want to see at 6:30 in the morning is an older, slightly overweight woman standing in the gym locker room completely naked. Yep, just standing. Not doing anything about the nakedness. Just standing. And talking to me.

Oh, and I've mentioned before that I go to the gym at my work. So, it's quite hard to get that mental image out of my head. When I see her on the elevator, in the breakroom, at a company function...all I can see is her naked body in the gym.

Don't get me wrong. I have absolutely nothing against older or overweight anything. I truly am just incredibly modest. And am a glutton for all things awkward.

And nakedness=awkwardness.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Depressing thought, serious peeve, & odd Christmas wish

Welcome to my jumbled melting pot of deep thoughts.

A few things are currently on my mind.

1). Am I getting (gasp) old?

We went to New Moon on Friday (which in itself made me feel quite elderly thanks to all the glitter-wearing, Edward-crazed, acne-prone tweens) and Mr. Ruby just had to point out that the girl in front of us was wearing a "Seniors 2013" sweatshirt. Wow.

Oh, and just to add salt to the wound...I realized the other day that all the candidates I'm interviewing for our entry-level management positions were born in 1988. I like, actually remember 1988.

2). It gets dark way too early.

I mean, when it's 4:00 p.m. and it's already pitch black...that's just a bit too much. It makes my brain so confused. I always think it's 10:30 at night and feel tired all the time.

3). Most people have cool Christmas lists: Nintendo Wii, new iPhone, Movado watch. Just to name a few.

I however, am asking for a white noise machine.

Does that make me weird?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

There's Nothing Worse

Than craving a large Diet Coke ALLLL day because you're exhausted.

You drive through McDonalds because they simply have the BEST fountain D-Cokes a girl could ask for.

You're running late, so you pay the cashier and rush back to work.

You take a giant gulp of your D-Coke.

Only to discover it's root beer.

Sick. I hate root beer.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Countdown is on...



Ants in my pants.

I seriously can't wait any longer.

Only two more days.

I will be swooning,drooling, and my heart will be pumping...Along with 500 million tweens.

I have been waiting for so long.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

What I learned this weekend

So apparently weekends can be somewhat educational. The following sums up what I learned this weekend:

1). A two and a half hour wait for dinner can turn into a one-too-many-flirtini-oops-I'm-tipsy Friday night.

2). Cream-based liqueur + hot apple cider = curdled milk

3). It is actually possible for your brain to hurt. This is not a lie, as I discovered after a six and a half hour study sess at the coffee shop with Mr. Ruby.

4). It is absolutely a very strong possibility that I love animals...just as much as I love people. Is that so wrong?
***(In fact, I often worry I will not love our children as much as our pups. Ok, I'm exaggerating. But I really love our dogs.)

5). I will not have to spend the holidays horribly depressed because we're not going home. My parents bought plane tickets to visit us for a New England Christmas. So excited!

6). I actually (gasp) like Indian food. Tried it for the first time today...and it was quite delish. I'm surprised because the smell of curry makes me a bit nauseous. But I loved everything I tried!

7). Could it be? I made it until 10:39 p.m. until Sunday Night Blues hit. I think this might be an all time record.

Hope you all have a fab week!

Such a great experience with an authentic atmosphere!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank a Veteran!

Dear Veterans,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do. Words cannot even express the appreciation I feel for your sacrifices you've made. May God bless each of you and protect those of you who are currently serving overseas.

Thanks again!

Mrs. Ruby

P.S. I want to give special shout out to my hubby. He served four years in the marine corps and was deployed to Iraq twice. I am so thankful that chapter of our lives is complete. Thank you Mr. Ruby, I'm so proud of you! ;)

This picture was recently published on the cover of a magazine. The boys were in Fallujah at the time.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Currently Digging:

Green Mountain Coffee K-Cups.

Specifically the Wild Mountain Blueberry and Southern Pecan flavors. So delicious.

I'm not kidding. This is the only thing that gets me through the day.

I tell myself, "Finish this paragraph, and make those 3 dreaded phone calls...and you'll get a Wild Mountain Blueberry treat!"

Is that weird?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thanks for the laughs, Sky Mall

No, seriously. Thanks.

I had somewhat of a stressful morning trying to make my way back home from a recruiting trip today. Sky Mall totally saved the day for me.

I boarded the plane and didn't have a book with me. I wasn't sleepy enough to take a nap. And I couldn't turn on my laptop yet to work.

So, I decided to glance at the Sky Mall magazine.

Now, we all know that Sky Mall has some pretty outrageous items. But do people actually buy anything from that crazy magazine?

Then, I saw it.

I desperately need a noise maker for our bedroom. I've mentioned before that I have sleep issues, and one of those issues involves needing the perfect amount of noise. There simply has to be some type of constant humming/white noise/fan running.

So, I might buy it...just not from Sky Mall. :)

Then, I ran across a whole slew of "sleep aides".

I mean, this is what I've been missing out on?

I could totally be in slumberland in no long as I just purchase a few of these bad boys:

Great for a quick snooze!

Christmas gift? I think so!

This claims to improve your air flow to the throat...for all you snorers. Oh, and it matches perfectly with any comforter.

Do you travel a lot like me? No problem! Check out these sleep enhancers.

Who really needs to breathe anyway?

Fits right in your suitcase!

Thanks for the suggestions, Sky Mall.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Spooktacular Weekend!

I jump at every possible opportunity in which I get to dress up.

Halloween. Tacky Christmas Sweater Parties. College Date Parties.

Heck, even my bachelorette party was themed: 80's Girls Night Out

Sometimes, I don't even need an "event" to attend in order to dress up. In fact, one of my favorite memories was from my freshman year of college. A friend of mine and I created a much-needed study break and decided to randomly dress up as a milkshake and french fries and walk around town. No lie.

But I have always loved Halloween. It is the one night of the year where it is socially acceptable to look absolutely ridiculous. I love it.

My mom used to make all my costumes. And I must say, she was pretty darn good at it. My all-time favorite was when she made me a stop sign. Yep. I knew about 8 months in advance that I was desperate to be a stop sign.

Another favorite was in college when a group of my sorority sisters and I went as Fruit of the Loom. I was the grapes. We were just too fun.

This Halloween was actually Mr. Ruby and my first Halloween where we dressed up together. Every other year, we haven't really had much going on. Needless to say, we were pretty stoked.

I'd like to introduce you to Hansel and Gretel. And some other fun characters we came across throughout the night...