Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The magical Mr. Tyler

Joe Perry guitar solo

Joe Perry guitar solo

Drum solo

Aerosmith style

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This is Sammy Hagaar rocking the roof off the Palace!

Aerosmith: Tonight at the Palace!

  Tonight we are seeing Aerosmith at the Palace!  I am super excited and have never seen Aerosmith but they have been on my list of greats to see.  Here is a set list that the current tour has been rocking.  I will review for you tomorrow.  Sammy Hagar is opening (the Red Rocker!).  What's the best concert you have been to?  Who have you always wanted to see?

    1. Eat The Rich 
    2. Back in the Saddle 
    3. Love in an Elevator 
    4. Falling in Love (is Hard on the Knees) 
    5. Pink 
    6. Dream On 
    7. Livin' on the Edge 
    8. Jaded 
    9. Kings And Queens 
    10. Crazy 
    11. Cryin' 
    12. Drum Solo 
    13. Lord Of The Thighs 
    14. Joe Perry Guitar Battle 
    15. Stop Messin' Around (Fleetwood Mac cover) 
    16. What It Takes P
    17. Sweet Emotion 
    18. Baby, Please Don't Go (Big Joe Williams cover) 
    19. Draw the Line 
    20. Encore:
    21. Walk This Way
    22. Toys in the Attic 

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Have you seen these incredible coffee machines? Or better yet, have you had a cup of it's coffee? Amazing.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Question of the Day

TGIF fellow blogger and faithful readers!  Today on one of the morning talk shows, the hosts were discussing a poll taken by Americans.

What would you rather be:
A)  Richer
B)  Thinner
C)  Smarter
D)  Younger

What do you think was the #1 response?  In this economy, not surprisingly - richer was the number one response. Interesting article here.

I guess I would like to be richer as well, but who wouldn't (well, the other 57% wouldn't, but...).  I vote thinner - as always - because it's something I think about constantly.  However, if I had all the money in the world I would have more time and resources to...see!  This is hard.  Money is not everything, and your health is.  Thinner.  Yes, thinner.  I have everything I want right now.  A fiancee, Family, friends, a job!  Life is good.

I can say that I am happy with my intelligence level and continue towards furthering my education.  I do not wish to be younger because I have experienced life well so far and am looking forward to the future.  In other words you could not pay me to go back to high school.

What would you rather be???

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Don't lie about ice cream

While in line at Lickety Split* (local ice cream shop in Toledo), I was eavesdropping listening to this mother and her kids.

Mom:  "What do you want?"
Kid:  "Chocolate with bubble gum!"
Mom:  "No, come on now, that's gross."
Kid:  "But I want to try it!  It sounds good to me."
Mom:  "NO, they don't even make that kind here."

I am not a Mom.  I AM however a big fan of ice cream and creativity.  Why wouldn't you let your little booger experiment and get what he wants especially if it's all just sugar anyway?  I can see if you were trying to get him to eat a healthy dinner and he was ordering ice cream, but when it's a treat, why restrict the FLAVOR?

Trying not to judge, I just couldn't help but think she was squashing his imagination.  Maybe it's the coolest new flavor out there?  Ben and Jerry have come up with some crazy crap.  Did you see that Bacon Chocolate bar I posted a while back?

Parents, enlighten me.

*Lickety Split is supposedly owned by a pair of lesbians.  Ha!

Monday, August 23, 2010

A-1 vs. Big George

I went to Kroger for lunch today (yes, I know) and bought random items since I did not have time to pack my lunch - apple, peanut butter, rice cakes.  It was good, well not really.

While checking out, I was listening to the female cashier and the male bagger banter.

Bagger:  "...I just microwave everything because it's easy and it works good.  Or get a Hot N Ready."
Cashier:  "Really?  Microwaving isn't really cooking and nothing beats home cooking."
Bagger:  "But it's awesome.  I can microwave anything.  Even steak."
Cashier:  "Steak?  That's gross."
Bagger:  "It does get rubbery, but just douse it in A-1, and that's some fine shit right there.  Sometimes, if I wanna get fancy with it, I bust out the George Foreman."

Sunday, August 22, 2010


"If this kotage is a rokin don't come knockin". As seen on 75 North.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I made the newspaper!

If you read the Toledo Free Press, you may have already read yesterday's edition which included a section that showcased unique wedding venues in Toledo.   It just so happens that I was quoted about our very own Zoo for our wedding venues.  Excellent!  We really do offer wonderful sites and services.  I encourage you to read the article.  The paper shows a gorgeous picture I submitted but it was left out of the online version.

Here is the link to the article:

Visit the Zoo's website here:  http://toledozoo.org/

Any questions??

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

MudHens Movie!

If you have nothing to do on August 26th and 27th, dress a little crazy (so you get noticed) and head to 5/3 Field to be an extra in a movie shoot.  How fun!  Toledo is big time boooooyyyyy!

See details here.

I like how they call these people "stars":

  • Matthew Lillard: Scream, Summer Catch, Scooby-Doo
  • Dean Cain: Lois & Clark, Hope & Faith, Las Vegas
  • Annabeth Gish: X-Files, The West Wing, Beautiful Girls
  • Barry Bostwick: Rocky Horror Picture, Spin City
  • Jose Canseco and Ozzie Canseco: Former MLB players
Although I did really enjoy Dean Cain as Superman.......

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Engagement Ring

Here it is - my engagement ring!  I had some requests to post it but felt that Facebook was too public. To my loyal readers and those that are taking the time to follow me on my beloved blog, here it is.  And, yes I am beyond thrilled and feel like the luckiest girl alive.

I love when people notice my ring and then ask me if I just got engaged.  PS Ladies have a sixth sense for knowing when another woman is engaged.  It's quite amazing.  I love when someone grabs my hand and tell me how unique my ring looks and asks me the story of our engagement.  I love that they are actually interested too and not just asking so they can tell me a story.  They really like hearing the tale.  This is such a unique time and people are genuinely happy for us - it's incredible. 

I do look at it all day and notice how it sparkles (especially in the sun and cool indoor lighting), then laugh at how silly I am being, then realize - it's not silly, I'm just that happy.  Happy people do these things. 

Moe it's your birthday, Happy Birthday MOE!

Happy Birthday to Moe - you are so special and have a certain charm and charisma that is unmatched.  When we are together we can laugh and talk for hours and it is the most fun thing in the world.

Only you would let me move into your house when I had a weird job that made me stay in roach motels.  Even your husband didn't mind. 

Only you can make everyone else crack up just by laughing because YOU have the best laugh in America. 

You sing songs on people's voicemails and it makes their day.  Your voice is like an angel.

I love you Moe for who you are and for where we have been together.  I cannot wait to see where we go.

Have a great birthday and a great year.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Running of the Brides

Check this sh*t out -
Running of the Brides is happening this year in Cleveland at Filene's basement on 8/27/10.  You can snag a designer wedding dress for $249, $499, and $699 (some of them marked down from THOUSANDS).  My cousin did this last year and got a fabulous dress that she looked amazing in but obviously went through hell to get it.  It's a good story too. 

I am all for a good story and a great deal, but my Lord, this intimidates me.  I read on the website that one year, it took just 36 seconds for all the 3000 gowns to get stripped off the racks and the brides to start hoarding and bartering with them.  THIRTY SIX SECONDS?  It takes me longer than that to go to the bathroom.  Also on the website, they give you tips on how to divide and conquer.  Holy crap, it's like Viking Brides attacking Gossamer City.  I just don't think I am cut out for that kind of cut throat shopping.

My questions are:
1)  Is this worth it?
2)  Would you find this fun?
3)  You know you just basically get naked with everyone around right?
4)  Do you think you could actually find a dress you liked in all this madness?

Read the FAQ for ROTB on Filene's website here.  It's funny.  Here's my favorite question: 
I’ve heard all kinds of stories about how people behave at this sale—are they true? 

Haha!  Basically this means:  "Are bitches crazy at this madhouse?"   

Yes, bitches be crazy, and bitches be shoppin'.  



Today really is a special day - Happy Birthday to Kylee of the world famous, international blog Two Pretzels.

You rock my world.

You really do.  You inspire us daily with your words.  You make us laugh and cry at our desks and from our phones from across the world.  Thank you for being you and keep it coming.  God Bless you Kylee on your special day.  The world is a better place for people like you.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A reason to love August

Check out all the local produce- some from my garden and some from my friend Carrie. Thanks hot weather!

Body parts?

Let's hope he's a mechanic and not a serial killer.

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I "ran" 3 miles today. The race for the cure is on September 25 and I would like to run the whole thing then. It took me 45 min today :). Gotta start somewhere.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Man vs. Wild

Hard Core.  People throw that phrase around all the time but it should be reserved only for Bear Grylls of Man vs. Wild.  Have you seen this show?  Basically, Bear guides you on a one hour episode of how to survive some extreme form of wilderness - and it's intense and he's crazy!  Crazy smart.  I watched two the other night and was completely and totally amazed at his skills and abilities - not to mention that I felt like a slovenly moron.  He is so talented - he actually repaired a canoe by melting tree resin!  Seriously!

He is like a super cool, attractive boy scout that also has a amazing accent.  He was talking about glaciers in one episode and pronounced Gla-see-ersss.  That's cool.  At one point, he was down in an ice crevasse and could not see his way out - what?  I am telling you, I was completely nervous.  I was probably more nervous watching the show than he was actually trekking across the wilderness.

And what about the cameramen?  They are cinematographers AND extreme wilderness men?  Geez.  Talk about hardcore.  They have to parachute, dive, climb and spelunk right along with Bear.

Here is the Patagonia Adventure.  Watch out - it's EXTREME:

Friday, August 13, 2010

Irk of the Day

Here's a tip:  When you call someone at their workplace and don't leave a message, chances are, they don't know you  have called.  If you are like me, your phone isn't some super-powered high tech phone where you can see all your incoming call logs.  It's a desk phone, not an iPhone.


Why this drive me up the wall:  When I get a phone call and the person says to me, "Boy - you are hard to get a hold of!"  Then they chuckle.  I say, "Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't get a message from you," it's sincere this time.  "Well, I didn't leave one.  You must be realllllly busy,"  They say. Oh, come ON!  How in the world do you expect me to call you back?  I am on the phone frequently, take bathroom breaks, eat lunch daily (that never fails), have appointments that are not in my office, and also am on the phone often.  "Oh. well, my mind reading machine is in the repair shop," sarcasm's thick on this one.

Moral of the story:  Don't just assume that you can catch someone on one ring.  Leave a message.  Send an email.  If they don't get back to you, shame on them, but give them the opportunity to at least try.  Don't just ambush them as if they are not doing their job! 

*end rant*

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I cannot make this crap up- this is a dog on a golf cart - on Airport Hwy.

McNuggets ARE Good, but really.....

You MUST watch this video.   It was just released to the public.


Toledo, OH  New Years Day.  A woman is so upset that McDonald's does not serve McNuggets for breakfast that she punches the drive-thru attendant in the face and throws a bottle of beer through the window, shattering it.  I enjoyed how the worker tries to defend herself and manages to get a chunk of her blond rat's nest.  Remind me not to hit up this McDonald's next time I feel like binging.  

Holy Crap.

How bad of a night do you have to have to freak out that badly?  I can tell you that I have felt like punching someone in the face when I asked for a Shamrock Shake on March 19th and I KNOW they still have them, but I restrained myself.  I'm classy.

I love the commentary from Tony Geftos that says, "She apologized to the court and said she had been drinking."  Oh really?  Good explanation.  Oh, you'd been drinking, then no problem.  I cannot believe Taco Bell doesn't have more incidences like this. 

This made national news.  Good press for Toledo.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Thank you notes

When I was young, my Mom used to sit me down and make me write thank you notes for everything (I hated it) - birthday gifts, first communion gifts, graduation gifts, you  know the drill.  She taught me the proper form on how to write the note:
1)  Always address the person and use their name
2)  Thank them for the gift and mention what the actual item was
3)  Let the giver know how much you like, have used, or WILL use the gift
4)  Always call money - THE GIFT OF MONEY - and never, Good Lord, NEVER, mention the amount (that's just tacky)
5)  End the card with "Thanks again" to be sure that the giver knows how much you appreciate your gift
6)  Mail it in a timely manner (1-2 weeks)

Who knew my Mom was Martha Stewart?  Thank you Mom for teaching me such an invaluable gift of writing skills and also etiquette.  I try my best to get thank you notes and cards out and absolutely LOVE receiving them.  For our engagement, I was just so incredibly touched by how many people sent me a card in the actual mail - not just email (although I love emails!) and I really enjoy opening them and displaying them.  Side note - letter openers are incredible.

Do you send letters/cards/notes?  Love getting them?

Raft O Rama in the news!

This event is so big in the Lake Community that is actually wound up in the paper:


We are "Gold Record Studios" not "Gold Records."

My pics to come this week.....

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Raft O Rama

Our raft- we are going as 'gold record studios' and all dressing as the artists. More to come tomorrow.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Think Geek DOT com

Last Christmas I had purchased one of these cute little plush animals and today I happened to stumble across the website that sells them.

THINKGEEK.COM sells all kids of gadgets, gear, techie stuff (both useful and not) and items such as sushi plushies (too cute to eat):
Perusing further, I found the MICROBES!  They are so funny to me.  While in the UT bookstore I was picking them up, one by one, and seriously CRACKING up like a baglady.  Here are a few:

Beer Yeast (haha!  Look at his horns!)

Bad Breath (but he looks so cute!)

E. Coli (sick, this looks like those dumb twins from The Matrix Reloaded)

Heart worm (haha!  the HEART!)

Check out the whole gang here

Live long and prosper.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wedding Poll: The Bar

We are still trying to tie down the reception venue.  Right now, we have a favorite (I don't want to say what it is for fear of them receiving a Google alert and reading this post).  It has so much history, a beautiful lobby, a large and unobstructed event space, a gorgeous white terrazzo dance floor, and I like the location. 

The one thing is that they serve keg beer - even with the top shelf liquor package!  Am I being too picky or is this a big deal?  I'm not a priss and love a good keg party, but not at a nice event.  I have been known to do a keg stand or two, but again, not a wedding.  I feel like most people hate draft beer and if it comes in plastic cups I think that looks really chintzy.  I need to confirm on the glassware selection (or if it's plastic - which I really hope it's not).  Am I being snobby?

I am working with them right now on other options but I would like to know what you think.

Give me your opinions and thoughts....

The Big Salad

Have you ever been out to lunch and you debate with yourself over your entree - "I really WANT the cheeseburger, but I'm just going to get the salad.  Just get it, you'll feel better later.  Ooohh, they have buffalo chicken pizza, NO, get the salad!"

So, you order the salad, dressing on the side of course, and when it arrives, it's flippin' huge.  So huge, in fact, that everyone else not only notices, but comments.

"WOW!  That's a BIG SALAD!  How will you eat all that?"

"Yeah, that's like 5 pounds of salad!"

"That's not even a manageable lunch."

"You will definitely need a box."

What I would like to say but never to (unless I am with family or friends I may curse around):

1)  "Yeah, it IS big.  A big pile a no calorie items.  I'll be hungry by 3pm."

2)  "Yes, it is a big plate of vegetables.  How's your fat-filled pasta?"

3)  "Take it HOME?  SALAD?  It will be wilty and nasty.  I'm going for it."

4)  "Uh, don't judge me, this is healthy.  Healthy foods are bulky and take up space."

5)  "Mind your own GD business."

Ahhhh, there!  I've said it.

That said, go to Bar Louie at Levis Commons for lunch.  They have awesome BIG SALADS and other fattening items if you are so inclined.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I love bacon too but....

This is gross. Jim Gaffigan might love it but I feel like chocolate and bacon are both headliners and should not share the spotlight. I would only try this on a dare. Ick.