Saturday, October 27, 2007

Yo Quiero Taco Bell!

Simple Pleasure Saturday today is devoted to Taco Bell. Some of my favorite memories as a kid are from staying over at Jennifer and Chris' and going late at night and getting food from Taco Bell. Some people say it's made of dog meat and that it's nasty---I've heard disparaging variations on the name...but to me it's wonderful. I love it when they try new things like the Crunch Wrap, Taquitos, and more recently, the Cheesy Beefy Melt. The Cheesy is so good. I love it. I usually order the same things, soft or hard taco supreme, nachos supreme, bean burrito, and then whatever the new thing is I like. I don't order all those things at once, just different combinations of them. I save the extra sauce to eat on my own Mexican food at home. I love the feeling of driving back home with a bag full of hot Taco Bell.

Fictional Places I Wish Were Real...

1. Luke's Diner

2. Cafe 80's

3. The Banana Stand

4. The Library in Beast's Castle

5. Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory

Saturday, October 20, 2007

"The Devil's Starchy Fingers"

"I thought maybe he was trying to impress me, which was sweet, but I wanted him to know exactly who I was, and I told him: I loved fries anywhere, from the fanciest restaurant to the dingiest diner; I loved them greasy, I loved them greaseless, I loved them fat and white and underdone, I loved them brown and loved them crispy. In my own Let Us Now Praise Famous Fries, I spoke as though telling him my most deeply held beliefs, and in a way I was."

This quote is from a book I read, I think it was The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank, but I'm not sure. I love it because I can completely identify with it. My favorite comfort food is french fries, any kind. Even if they are the kind you cook in the oven that are never really great but I'll still eat them. My favorite are homemade like from Schmuckers (ooooh, I could really go for Schmuckers right now). Yesterday at work I was trying to decide what Tony and I should do for date night. It's become more important because I know it's going to get a lot harder to get out once Lucy comes. Tony said he just wanted to go somewhere we could talk and eat. I was racking my brain for a place that wouldn't be packed on a Friday night and where we wouldn't feel like we were being rushed out of the place. I was thinking about this restaurant we would go to a lot when we were dating in East Lansing, Pizza House. They have really really good steak fries and really good ranch, and that's important. There has to be a good dip, whether it's ketchup, ranch, fry sauce...gotta have it. So anyway, I was mooning over Pizza House and wishing we could go there and I thought..."I'll just look at the menu for kicks." Lo, and Behold...on their website there was a glorious discovery! They have an Ann Arbor location! So we went last night. I did have to deal with the Hungry-Angry Hulk at first but overall it was great! I was a little worried it wouldn't be the same and it was...almost better...almost. I had a mint chocolate shake with the BEST whipped cream on top. Oh...I could go on and on.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Tribute to My Sister

I am breaking away from my usual simple pleasure Saturday to tell you about something infinitley more wonderful. Someone sister. If you know her, you know how wonderful she is. If you kind of know her you know she's amazing. If you don't know her, you're missing out. She is such a wonderful person. I have looked up to her for 24 years, 5 months, and 6 days. She is the mother to 5 beautiful, brilliant, strong children. I have heard so many times "I don't know how she does it." She is human, she is amazingly hard working and has been through so much in her life. She handles the problems that life hands her with confidence. I love to hear her laugh and love her funny emails and stories. I'm so glad she's given me so much wonderful advice over the years. I miss the times when she was leaving for college and I just realized that we could be friends and we would laugh and have fun together. We grew up in the same home but had different experiences. We know each other in ways that know one else knows. I don't know how to adequately express my love in words. I love you so much Jennifer and I'm so thankful for such a wonderful day today. It will forever live in my memory as one of my favorite days in mortality. I love it so much because you love it so much. I love the thought you put into the details and for the joy you infused into the whole event. I love you so much Jennifer and I'm so thankful for the relationship we have. I hope I can some how show you how much today meant to me and it couldn't have been as amazing without you. The thing about you have long thighs.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

PCN Nature Walk at the Leslie Science Center

Today I went on a field trip with Spencer's preschool. It was nice to be outside and enjoy the changing seasons. We saw a woodpecker but I wasn't able to get a picture of it. Here are some pictures from our trip to the Leslie Science Center in Ann Arbor.

We got to see our girl today!

Today I went in for a routine Doctor's appointment and it was an early one so Tony came with me and we got to see Lucy! The doctor wanted to see if her head was down; it wasn't but he said not to worry...she still has time. We got to see her head which was up by my ribs, her spine which was curved around my left side and then her butt which was down in my lower abdomen. So that means it's been her feet that have been poking out the right side...I've been wondering what that was. I can't wait to see her!

Lucy's Foot (from our first ultrasound at 17 weeks) I doubt she's a size ten yet, but I bet they're big!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


I have had a couple of conversations recently about my husband's hobbies and sometimes I amaze myself with how much I have picked up through osmosis.

Words I didn't know before I met Tony:

First Person Shooter
Sata Cable
Cane Pole
Real-time strategy

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Air Freshener

I live in a very inexpensive apartment. A lot of my fellow tenants are interesting folks. Some of them do things that produce varied and interesting scents. My simple pleasure today is the feeling I get when I walk into my apartment from the hallway and take that first whiff of air and realize it smells like my nice air freshener (Glade Hawaiian Breeze) and not like whatever brand of stink is on sale in the hallway that day.