Saturday, August 20, 2011

today at the bux...

SO on this blog, i will be writing all the crap i hear/deal with at the bux. I mostly say this on fb on a status but i thought it would be funny to read later. if you have some to add just comment below and it shall be fun.
working with the public is strange but someone has to do it. heres my marks "____" will be customers talking. **__** will be me.

so today at the bux: " can I have a tall pike over ice?" * we actually have premade ice coffee* "is it pike?" * no ms, it's our special blend to make ice coffee.* "well can i have it pike over ice?" *ms it will first melt cup, second make it to watery."

"can I have a soy sauce latte?" (did you really just say soy sauce?)

"can you take the egg off/ sausage off /cheese off my sandwich?" -- really then why order a sandwich you know it's super busy- just save us the trouble and pick it off your self.

2nd half marathon is a go!

Wow, I have been lazy about writing on my blog! it's been a few weeks. so dont think i can remember everything but I will give some points:

:Happy 3rd birthday to my cousin Rylan (8./5) I can't believe its been 3 yrs already. I remember the day when he was born. I was on big cousin duty pickin up his "big sister" and take her there when he was born. It was a warm sunny day in aug, we got to the hospital met with grandma and grandpa while they ate food. went up stairs and no joke, baby was born. craig was holding this tiny (slimy) little boy. My heart just melted. instantly thought " heres my new favorite cousin" sure enough this little dude and I (when it worked out) hung out, :) played bubbles, and such. he's growing so much and into a funny little man! :)

:went to my friend beth bridal shower. it was very cute/low key! :) No real bridal shower games :)
she did have to answer questions about her soon to be hubby. a silver bag with good items and red with bad items. well lets just say she didn't know that many questions so there fore the red bag was used. in this bag was some interesting items to name a few: honey, body chocolate paint, tassels, frosting, undies..
the good bag had: things she registered for.

: I finally bought new running shoes. no more nikes for right now. these shoes are so light and i feel like i can run "faster" :) still breaking them in but soon enough i must do some long runs! I have a 10 miler coming up and 2nd half! while i was running the other day this bee was charging after me. no joke. i ran faster that bee was there. I started to freak out. I dont want to get stung and i hate bees. so i kept pushing my self hard until i didn't have a bee after me. by this point i was more worn out then i wanted to me so i headed back home. plus i hadn't had enough water, been up since 245a, and was getting hungry.

: My long lost friend donna and her mini me (storm her husband too ) is in washington visiting. I was able to go see them. I miss her tons!

: the other day I picked black berries with my mom, lets just say she's nuts. she wanted to me to go into bushes and grab berries. but she better be making me a pie

And for the title of this blog.
Thats right I signed up for my second half marathon. you go girl one down town tacoma. it was expensive but it should be fun! Another reason why i should start hard core running again because september 18 is less then a month away and im only running 4 miles in my new shoes at a time. but i know i can put my mind into and focus. maybe i should not eat cookies? (wow that would be hard)

well i think thats all for now in my blogger world!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Mini vacation!

After months, and months of working my butt off it was time for me to have a mini vacation. It wasn't much but it was something small and not at work. I normally have tuesday and wednesdays off so i made sure of it and added thursday. so now i had a mini vacation. Paul took off this whole week, and we went to the east side of the mountians. But first we had to make a trip up to seattle. He had to meet up with a guy to talk about work. So i was of course with him. We parked right by top pot doughnut and walked a few blocks to a starbucks where we were meeting this guy. While walking I found this. It was the coolest thing ever!!

We finally found the starbucks and it was a very small one. No lobby to sit at, so we sat outside. I had to wait outside starbucks while paul and this guy went inside a building to talk. Here I was 9 am in down town seattle outside drinking coffee, trying to read a book. Thank-god for iphone, fb, words with friends, and text to keep me busy for 45min!! I did happen to see a tow truck towing a tow truck. how often do you see that? hardly ever! Then finally after 45 min of sitting outside, paul comes out and goes alright lets get that doughnut i owe you for sitting outside. so off we went to top pot grab one and headed to the car! And we were off to the east side. First stop leavenworth! For a tuesday it was freaking busy! It was cool just walking around the shops, and enjoying the WARM! After that we headed to chelan! Once again warm!! It felt like summer! So tuesday night we walked around, and found a yummy pizza place to eat at at a park. Omg that pizza was so good!!

Then wednesday we had no real plans, but we did walk to get breakfast at the apple cup! I had some amazing french toast! Yum just writing about it makes me want to have some more. then afterwards we went mini golfing. Paul and I are very "we must win" kind of people. well after 18 holes, we were freaking tied. odd.. but whatever! Then we went wine tasting.! this was the first time I've ever done this. It was pretty cool new experience.
the first wine place we went to

the 3rd wine tour place

We went to 3 different places, and tried 6 from one, 4 from the other and 5 from the last. I know im a white wine fan and not a red! these places were amazing. great views, nice building, and such amazing!
 first was a view of farms, second was on top of a hill over looking water and farm, and the 3rd one was way up on a hill having a 365 view of everything, from water to mountians to farms. stunning! 
 I loved it. we found some wine we liked and had to buy some! I can't wait to drink more wine. then later we went back to the hotel and went swimming/tanning outside. Then it was time for dinner so we went to the drive in. :) yummy, and ate it outside :). After dinner we really wanted some apple crisp. so we walked back to apple cup and got some. the best part: i didn't want ice cream and they added it anyway so the waitress was like "oh they put ice cream on it.. it's on the house' SCORE.. FREE!!! :)
Then thursday we had no real plans, so we grab some breakfast at this little place, and headed out. stopped in a few towns and looked around and ended our day at panera bread in GH., non fast food + band= nice way to end the mini trip!. Over all it was a great trip! And actually the first trip alone with paul and I. over all a fun great trip! :)
I will leave you with my favorite picture of the trip..

looks like im flying out of the car

Monday, August 1, 2011

stunning just stunning!!

Hello, I can't believe it's 1st of Aug. WHere is time going?? It's just flying by. The last few days have been busy!! Thursday- I was able to meet up with my friend kelsey! I hadn't seen her since april? way to long tho! I miss seeing her and such but it was good haning out! Friday- i went to a bbq at the lovely hicks house! :) always a fun treat! Then Saturday was normal go to work kind of day. well after wards I needed to go running to get some stress out. it felt great! The weather was warm by that point and I had been up since 4 so it was a little bit harder then normal but i managed to run 6 miles! then took a little nap and then it was soccer time. So i ran 6 miles and played indoor soccer with no girl subs so i was one hungry and tired girl!

The next day was a day off!! :) not because it just happened just because it was my friend leigh's wedding! :) Since i had the day off i was able to go to church. It was great being able to attend with my mom even. then it was meeting with sara and alex and head to the wedding! But before we could head out we had to find a garter on a sunday morning. yes the lovely bride forgot hers and called us to help! lucky for her, we (i) knew port orchard had a jo anne store. so we ran into there and found one!! made it to the wedding super early and the stress bride became less stress and started to enjoy the wedding day! The wedding was at alderbrook. very pretty. they got married outside over looking the water. a very small wedding but it was perfect! Colors were pretty, flower girl was funny, music was great, bride cried walking down, and it was short and sweet! I really enjoyed it! then they had a little happy hour while they took more pictures. I thought that was a great idea! It gets people to talk to eachother drink some and enjoy while not just standing/sitting around. It was good seeing people i hadn't seen in a while. :) then it was time to move from outside into inside. They had some yummy food, cute enterance, bubble blowing, yummy cupcakes and cake, great company, funny/touching speeches, over all a really good wedding. probably one of my favorites so far this year! :)
Im glad i was able to spend and attend this wedding and see my friend get married to her best friend. they are truely perfect for eachother! Best wishes!:)
here's just a few pictures of the wedding!

Shout-out:: happy birthday to my uncle Calvin! He's such an awesome person. A follower of christ who's belief has become much stronger! He's great at soccer, singing, and helping. Im glad he's my uncle!

And now the mini vacation starts!: wine tasting, sun, and no starbucks drama! :)