Another Day in Pair Of Dice


No, I’m not in Vegas and it isn’t looking like I’ll get there in 2014. We certainly want to go back,though. It’s been 4 or 5 years since we’ve gone. This time, we’ll do it in the summer though so we can check out the pools. No swimming in January, that’s for sure (at least not for me).

Others on my list of places to go include, from near to far more or less, Garden of the Gods, Crested Butte, Park City, pretty much anywhere in Cali since I’ve never been there, Banff, New Orleans, the northeast adventure (PA/NY/DC), and pretty much all of Mexico. I’ll leave my outside of North America list for another day. Have passport, will travel!

Yes, I’m on that vacation kick because, well, I like vacation and work is slowly driving me insane and I STILL haven’t even started doing the new position yet, at least not full time. When I get to doing this full time, they may very well put the pedal to the metal and bump that mother up to 100, making my drive to insane a heck of a lot shorter. I’m hoping that isn’t the case, but a very wise man once told me “wish in one hand and shit in the other and see which fills up faster”. Translation: yes, it’s gonna suck. You said you’d go all in for a year so have at it. Just keep dancing.

Dancing. Exercise. Zumba. I love that class. And now I have something additional to work on because I can’t just go in there and move around and sweat and be satisfied. I want to actually LOOK LIKE I’m doing it right. Tough one since I’m not Hispanic nor do I have more than one ounce of rhythm. Such a shame. I did get a hint to help me along my way from my instructor (whose hips NEVA lie) who is also a Samba dancer. He said, and I’m making this up paraphrasing, get out of your gringa ways and move your hips in the way that is completely unnatural to you! Yeah, yeah. I get it. In my head. Now what my body wants to do is a totally different story. Just keep dancing, just keep dancing.

From dancing to other fun physical stuff: handstands. They’re something that I’ve wanted to be able to do for quite some time. Why? No reason. Just thought it would be cool to be able to bust one out whenever I feel like it. Maybe on the mountain with my snowboard on, who knows? I suppose I’ve just never really put the effort into working on them (and this week I haven’t been putting in effort to working out very hard), BUT, Aerial Amy (over there in the blogroll in case you don’t want to search for this post again) mentioned how she’s going to do the 28-day handstand challenge. We have different obstacles to overcome, but she’s starting on Feb 1 and so I think I’ll join her. Perhaps Nina would like to join too. 🙂  Still a couple days to figure it out. Yes, I am going to add one more thing to the daily repertoire. Workout, stretch, handstands, write, breakfast, work, lunch, work, Zumba/pole/aerial, dinner, write, sleep. Totally do-able (insert eyerolling emoticon here). If I were feeling really outrageous, I’d add the 750 words a day challenge for February as well, but I think I’ll stick to just getting some (at least 100) words down a day.

Yesterday I realized that I hadn’t broken my goals down by month. Today seems like a good time to do that since there are only a few days left here in January. So let’s see. What should we do in February?

  • 28-day handstand challenge
  • 28 days of working out. Preferably P90X3, but snowboarding can substitute if I ride hard
  • 12 split-specific days of stretching, 20 minimum total stretching days
  • 28 days of blogging
  • 28 days of writing lab assignments
  • Set up private and find my place in PDP with the L’Ru ladies

I’d go on, but I’m sure that’s ENOUGH! Just goals. I’m going to aim for them but I’m not going to beat myself up over missing any of them. Maybe blogging, but not the others because these are lofty goals. I swear a goal should be to clean the house top to bottom, but boy is that not fun. It isn’t even that it’s so dirty, just dusty mainly, but that’s gonna have to wait until a warm day where I can open windows and not be a dust-sneezing monster. I’m not entirely sure why this house has so much dust, but it does. It’s literally dusty within an hour after cleaning. Air ducts need cleaned much? Probably. Are we going to pay for that in a rental? No. And neither will the owners so we just have a dusty house.

You know how I enjoy my morning chats with you four, but the time has come for me to get a move on. Happy Hump Day!

It’s a date!

And that date is May 22, 2010.

There it is folks, your unofficial official date for all things fun/crazy/silly/wild in Vegas as they relate to the wedding.  From what I understand, prices are more reasonable the weekend before a holiday weekend, and looking through some of the Vegas convention websites, it’s the only time in May that doesn’t currently have something booked that’s expecting over 10,000 people.

I do believe that I’m going to be doing the invites by hand, calligraphy-style, so if you would like to have actual proof that this is going down, please send me an email with the address that you’d like to have it go to. If there isn’t a link somewhere on this page, send it on over to me at  You guys rock!

So, I’m hearing good things about Mandalay Bay…Vegas folk, what say you?

Life bits

Tids and bits about stuff that goes on.

  • Sunday at breakfast, we were being treated to the best of Sirius Love, crappiest love songs ever.  I Don't Know Much by the legendary Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt came on.  Of course, Kiddo knows nothing of this song.  Crap, a couple of you might not either.  Anyway, I was doing the second verse during the first (Linda's part) and Kiddo couldn't figure out why I was doing it.  Until, of course, the second verse rolled around and she nearly shot cafe con leche out her nose.
  • Oooh, Cirque was awesome on Saturday.  That deserves its own post later.  Ewww, saw a scary dude from work during intermission.  Blecch.
  • Went to the reptile shop on Sunday to get some food for the snake.  There was the cutest little girl in there, walking around holding a pinkie (super baby rat).  And she kept saying that she wanted to give it to Noodle.  Took a second for me to figure out that Noodle was one of the snakes.  Most awesome name for a pet snake ever!
  • Man we had some fantastic sushi on Saturday night.  And egg rolls.  And pad thai.  And thai donuts.  OMG delicious.


Oh, and it's 99% official now.  5/22/10 is the day we take over Vegas. 🙂

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Happy December

Well, kids, if you can believe it, there are only 30 days left in this year.  30!!  I was going to revisit my goals for the year, but I don't like to be depressed before bed.

So, let's talk about happy and cool stuff.

Do you have any idea what goes into planning a wedding?!?!  Yeah, me either.  But I'm finding out quick like and in a hurry.  There's a link over on the left to where I'll be blogging about planning it and all the madness that's involved.  I'm also taking hints and suggestions over there.

Right now, all I know is Vegas, 2010, togas and baked Alaska.  If you've gotten married out there or know someone that did, I would love to hear all about it over there.  And I'd love to meet you, my Vox neighbors.

December is mad busy.  We've got Cirque, I'm turning 35, Christmas, New Year's Eve, so much to do!!

But right now, I gotta do some relaxing.  I'll bend your ears a bit more later.


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It’s (almost) official

I’m sure that a bunch of you are/were along the lines of thinking of “that lunatic will never settle down/find someone who will be able to put up with her/get married”.  Yeah, me too.  Well, times they are a changing, my friends.

While we haven’t set an exact date yet, Jorge and I will indeed be getting married in 2010.  Chances are great that it will be in March, April or May.  So, my Club Med people, my BVA people, my people from all over, consider yourself warned.

I welcome all knowledge about Vegas weddings, who has the best deals, when is really a good time to have it, weather, accomodations, all kinds of everything!

Because I do nothing in the way of normal people, I’m hoping for togas for the wedding.  I also may or may not do formal invitations.  If I decide that I am going to do such a crazy thing and you’d like one (even if for a keepsake, lol), please provide me with your address and I’ll send it along.  That being said, if I know you, you’re welcome to show up (but not you, DWK, or your clan).  Depending on what sort of response I get, I’ll see if I can get a group rate on rooms or some such.

So, take a poll, and check back often and I’ll keep you up to date.  Hope to see you in Vegas!

PS – If you’re going to take the poll, please let me know, especially if you’re saying yes! Comment below. Thanks!