Monday, March 30, 2009

Las Vegas!!

This was my Vegas experience.
Everyone: Alicia! Alicia! Alicia!!!! Help! Alicia! Alicia can fix it! Alicia!!!
Me: Shut up monkeys.

Things I've learned in the last week

-8 days is too long in Las Vegas
-People really do gamble at 6am on Tuesdays
-It can be hard to tell the difference between professionals and sorority girls.
-It is possible to be in Las Vegas and not gamble.
-It's inappropriate to refer to my suit I got for my birthday as my birthday suit.
-The quietest bar in the strip is the bar at Pinot Brasserie in the Venetian. We had a staff dinner there and the food was great. Especially the croissant bread pudding.
-I don't care how tall you are, please don't consume 25 Crown Royals and start introducing yourself as my better half. I will deny it and throw you under the bus every time.
-I met Hugh Jackman as Wolverine's twin, and he was one of the nicest people I've ever met. And not just because he's Canadian. He's my new work boyfriend, but I haven't told him yet.
- I have more restraint than I thought. The manager at Canelletto asked me if I had kids yet. I told him no, and he took my face in his hands and told me that I needed to start right away because it would be the best thing I ever did. I did not knee him in the balls.
-A waiter asked me if I liked to party, and it didn't go the way I thought it would.
-The economy is causing everyone to wait for the last minute for everything, which is causing me heartburn.

I may finally have caught up on my sleep so it's back to work tomorrow.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Inside of My Head

As I sit here I have the following items bouncing around inside my head.

-I leave for Las Vegas in three days and I AM NOT READY!!!
-I am eleven days away from coming home from Las Vegas.
-Less than a month from now my kitchen will be a disaster area and I will have found a place to store everything from the coffee cups to the big bottle of tequila while they do it. I think the tequila will be stored in my tummy.
-Why is the registration company being nitwits and raising my blood pressure 1000%?
-Where is the line between smacking some sense into someone and assault?
-Where can I get horse tranquilizers? And maybe a midget...
-Quartz is sparkly.
-Do not tell me that avoiding chocolate will stop the pain I'm in, if you haven't established that I've eaten any chocolate. Because unless they're slipping mega doses of estrogen into the chocolate chips in granola bars that's not the answer.
-I used to like Australians. Now, not so much. Except for those living in Connecticut.
-I forgot to pack Liberace's wallet.
-Is Super Saver Shipping from Amazon really overnighting me a package that weighs 28 pounds?
-I cannot deal with anyone else named Bill, Richard, or Jim.
-Germans are also making my sh!t list.
-No, I do not own gold body paint.
-Deadlines are not for my amusement. They actually mean something.
-I need to know where the person in my office got the 90210 theme song ring tone.

Aren't you glad you don't live with me?

Monday, March 9, 2009

All Semblance Of Still Cooking Is Gone

Maybe it's that we picked out the cabinets (cherry) or that we picked out the granite slab (a level 5 granite that we're getting for level 3 pricing even though I still don't know what that means.) Maybe it's that I've rediscovered a neighborhood gem that does take out, but unfortunately not of their margaritas, and tonight will be the third time in a month I will have a Bean Burrito Arriba for dinner. Maybe it's that we finally went to a place that's been recommended a number of times and found the most awesome list of sandwiches ever. Also puppies! Maybe it's that I've cleaned out the pantry and don't want to buy any groceries because we're a little over a month away from having to put it all in storage containers while they blow up the kitchen. Whatever it is I cannot bring my self to make anything more than a peanut butter sandwich at home anymore. I do feel slightly better that Matt clearly is in the same frame of mind as proved by the email confirmations I get of pizza orders I get every time he's home alone.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Kitchen Remodel

Tomorrow morning Matt and I are going in to pick out kitchen cabinets. We've decided to redo our kitchen and we've picked a contractor and a designer. While it's very exciting, it's also overwhelming. Based on what we're doing it will take 5 weeks of work. Thankfully only 7-10 days of it are complete shut downs for the kitchen. I will start posting pictures as we get ready to pull apart the kitchen and replace almost everything. The only thing we're still a little unsure of is replacing the fridge. While we really like our fridge, it might make more sense to go with a counter depth fridge instead. If any one has any experience with them I'd appreciate your thoughts.