Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Most Overrated Place on Earth

Thats right, what is better known as the "Happiest Place on Earth" I refer to as the "Most Overrated Place on Earth". On Tuesday I made the trek to Disneyland with my friend Ambre, and her son Collin, for his 5th birthday! Ambre, please take note: THIS POST IS NOT IN REFERNCE TO YOU; JUST DISNEYLAND! Here is my open letter to Disneyland.

Dear Crappiest Kingdom on Earth,
Thank you so much for allowing me to pay you $70 just so I can get trampled by a heard of people with no clue what direction they are going in. I strongly suggest you put in stop lights throughout the park, therefor people when know when to stop their stroller in the middle of a walkway; not just whenever seems convient for them. My next suggestion would be to lower your prices. I know, I know, people will pay anything to get into Disneyland. However, look around, we are in a recession here. Although, you wouldn't know it by entering the park.On top the of money I have to pay to get in, first you hit me up for $12 just to park my car?!?! Which comes before I think I am close to parking and getting out, only to discover I must drive 2 miles away to a different parking lot, which will take even longer to get to and from the park. Always thinking Disney, aren't you? And then $3 for a soda?! I can buy a beer for that price. Speaking of which, I highly advice you start selling the stuff within park gates. It is the only way that hearing 50,000 screaming children will ever make a single person want to have a child, or someone with children want to have another, or not murder their own for screaming at the top of their lungs.

Another novel idea, find a way to keep kids busy while standing in line in excess off 30 minutes for a ride that last's 2 minutes. I'm pretty sure the creative genius' that get paid millions to work for you can create something. They can probably even design some way for you to make more money while people are simply standing in line. And last, but not least, if I have to pay $70 to get in, I expect ALL rides to be working. Don't rob me of the "fun". That's like paying $10 for a pb&j, and only getting jelly. Lame. I truly have no idea what people see in your "magical kingdom". I feel as though I desrve a refund, because I don't find it to be the "happiest place on earth". For me, that is somewhere I can hear the conversation of the person next to me, there are no strollers running me over, I can drink as many cocktails while I meander around, and I don't have to shell out my life savings, just for one day.
Love, Me

And one more thing, to the family we sat next to at are a disgrace. How do you have the nerve to tell your 2 year old who starts to whine that he needs to go poop, "hold on", as your proceed to pull down his pants IN THE RESTAURANT, place a diaper on him, while he is standing up, and say "okay, you can go poop now". ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I know the walk to the bathroom is a whole 20 steps away. You deserve the parent of the year award. Way to teach your kids at an early age to take the easy way out. I'm sure when you are old and they are taking care of you, and you need to use the restroom, you are going to LOVE hearing them say, "Mom, I just put a diaper on you, you can go now".

Unfortunatly for Travis, who loves Disneyland, which I have NO idea why, we won't be going back for quite some time. Unless I get some more free passes. At which point I will have to smuggle gallons of my friends Jagermeister and Jack Daniels with me.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

You Are The Best Thing

Less than 1 month ago I posted that we had no idea what was going on with Travis and management. He hadn't heard a single thing about it. Well, in the past 4 weeks he passed his first interview, passed the personality "quiz", passed his backround check (that was never a concern!) and the passed his final interview. Which leads to: Travis got the job! I am so, so, so very proud of him. He has worked so hard for this. He has really busted his butt the past few months, and has gone above and beyond what anyone asked of him. I just cannot say it enough, how proud of him he has made me. Travis, you truly are the best thing that has ever happened to me!

With that being said, tonight we went out to dinner to celebrate at our favorite place, The Melting Pot. It is so damn good, if you haven't tried it, you must! Anyways, while we were at dinner we got to talking about the possibility of moving to Texas. I thought a reasonable time frame would be the very beginning of next year; he however was thinking different. He was thinking not until this time (April or May) of next year. And while I understand his reasoning, it is SO frustrating. I want to be there already. We have been talking about this for almost a year now. I don't want to wait another year, move and then decide I hate it and want to come back. I would rather go ASAP and then decided I hate it. My big fear is that the longer we wait to go, the less and less I am going to want/have the nerve to say goodbye to everyone. I am ready now, and I feel like we need to go now, while I still have this drive to go. But, as with all things in life, God has a plan. I just need to listen to his, and stop trying to write my own plan. However, it is so much easier said than done.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Life At The Moment

This post is a melting pot of thoughts in my head at the moment. Sorry it is so long. I just needed to vent some of this! You deserve a treat if you make it all the way to the end!

Life at this very moment is odd. It is really strange not having my sister around. I am having a very hard time adjusting to that. Yah, I lived without her for 4 years, but that was alwasy me moving out of the house. I always knew she would be there at mom and dad's house. And now she isn't. The past 7 months she has been my buddy every single night after work. We do everything together. We live together and yet last month alone we talked on the phone for 11 hours! She is the peanut butter to my jelly. I miss her so much. I didn't realize how much I was going to miss her. I must be crazy to think I can move to Texas and be okay! The first few nights she was gone I was really depressed. My little sis' is all grown up, and married! It just seems unreal. I am so happy for her and Adam. But I am selfish and want my best friend/roommate back!

Travis is currently waiting to find out what is going on with management. This in itself is odd. We just have to sit here and wait, and wait, and wait until someone decides to pick up a phone and call him. It is really annoying. We both spend so much time wondering what the heck is going on. Right now this is consuming so much of our time. There is a lot riding on this position for him, and not knowing what is going on is just infuriating. Hopefully soon we have some news. And God willing, it will be good news!

Pregnancy. As most people know, I love babies (and kids too!). I would love to get pregnant the day Travis and I get married. But I know that won't be happening. Travis has already firmly stated that we will be waiting at least a year. However, having so many pregnant friends around me is not helping this situation at all. It seems at though everytime I turn around someone either just had their baby and now someone else is announcing their pregnancy! It is just crazy! I love all of my friends, and I am truly so happy for them! I just want it to be my turn. By the time Travis and I catch up, my friends will either be having their 4th child or be done with kids! But come to think of it, that might not be that bad, we will have lots of hand-me-downs! This could work to our advantage!

Texas. Good ol' Texas. I still would love to move there. However, it seems that the longer and longer this management stuff is taking, the further and further moving seems to get. Not only that, but the price of condo's in the area right now is just crazy. If Travis is to get management, would could definetly buy a condo, possibly even a house, depending on how the market keeps going. So, if we could afford something here in Cali, it would be a little crazy of us to leave. Not only that, but the housing market in Dallas seems to be going up, which is not good for us. When we first started talking about moving I would look up homes, and there were at least 30 or 40 in our price range. Today I looked and there were 5. The housing values are going up, and as it is if we move out there we want to wait at least a year to purchase something. Which gives the housing values more time to go up. We are going to have to see what the next few months brings. We have some big decisions ahead of us.

She's All Grown Up

Last Saturday my little sister became a married woman. Never did I ever think she would beat me to the punch, but she did. And I could not be happier for her. The day was great, but I'm not going to lie, it was crazy. There were 5 million things going on. My sister and I are very DIY kinda gals, and this turned out to be a problem when you are as into weddings as we are. Don't get me wrong, her wedding was amazing and beautiful, but there were a lot of projects that simply never got finished.

My sister didn't want a traditional wedding cake, as many people don't like it. Plus the cost is just absurd. So instead she wanted to do a dessert table as well as cupcakes. Jess and Adam LOVE cheesecake, so they were going to cut into that. Well, as it turns out, nobody (okay, my mom) never went and bough the cheesecake. Thank goodness we had cupcakes nearby.

I think everybody involved in the wedding was on high stress alert that day. Many things did not go as planned. But in the end her and Adam are now husband and wife. And that is all that matters. They said I do. I am really so happy for them. I wish people who were invited to their wedding weren't so lame, but all in all it doesn't matter.

I am so glad that it was my sisters wedding last weekend and not my own. I do not mean that mean. There is simply no way I could have dealt with the stress like my sister did. I would have been a compete basketcase. Jess held it together so well, I was amazed. Half way through dinner I looked at Travis and said "we will be eloping, and no, I'm not kidding."

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