Thursday, May 25, 2006

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Now Look What I've Done!

Texas Holdem Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker!

This Online Poker Tournament is a No Limit Texas Holdem event exclusive to Bloggers.

Registration code: 7330476

Thursday, May 18, 2006

All is NOT fair in Love and Poker

So, last night Jeremy and I both head out to play in our local "free game". We usually don't play on the same nights due to responsibilities at home, but hey, my Dad offered up free babysitting and I quickly jumped in the car and drove away before he could change his mind!

I was pretty excited, Wednesday night is one of my favorite nights (because they have karoke along with the Poker), and everything looked good. We were having a few drinks, catching some decent cards, laughing...

I get dealt a Ace and a Jack of Hearts. Now, this would typically be a strong hand I guess, but the dealer had been throwing low cards all night and I figured this would be no exception, so I just threw in what it took to call. The flop comes out J, Q, low card and the Q was a heart. The guy sitting just after me makes a big raise. Jeremy calls him. Shit. I HATE playing the same hands as him, but I felt I had to call with the middle pair, and a possible straight and flush draw. Next card: something low and black - useless. The original raiser checks. Sweet. Jeremy looks over at me, holds his chips out over the "imaginary line" and says, "Here you go baby, have my chips". I just kind of give him a strange look and say, ok, and call his all in. Last card is useless to me too, but luckily the big raiser follows the "dry pot" rule and lets me check. He wins the main pot on a pair of Q's with a kicker. Here is the war starts though. Jeremy wins the side pot with a pair of Q's and a stupid low card! Then proceeds to rub it in that I called him!

WAIT A SECOND HERE BUDDY! Profanity starts flying out of my mouth, the 2 people sitting in between us just back their chairs up and stare. The other table stops playing to listen. Jeremy is a part time player and a part time dealer. He gets to the tables about twice a month, once a week if he's lucky. I play 3-4 times a week with the same 40 people, and also spend at least an hour a day online, sometimes more. At the point of this call, I was the only one at the table who had a chance in hell at making a comeback and taking the chip leader on head to head. I'm not saying that I'm the best player, but I'm definitely better than Jeremy (by pure experience alone, he just doesn't see the cards like I do - he missed a Nut flush from the tightest player on the circuit who went all in when the 3rd club hit - obvious to everyone except Jeremy what he had). I'm not mad at him for playing a "better" poker game, I'm pissed off because he looked me in the eyes and flat out told me that he was donating the rest of his chips to the "cause". Needless to say, the rest of my chips didn't last long, I was forced to raise preflop on a mediocre hand because I was big blind, and although I hit two pair, someone else hit the straight.

So, how did Jeremy fare after he stole my chips? He was out less than 5 hands later. Big surprise.

I'm a CoverGirl, Mommy, I'm a CoverGirl

And, that is a scary thought.

Tyra has been looking for a project, and she found it with last nights ANTM winner, Danielle....

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Fat and Cranky

I guess I was tired of the "fat" part of the fat and happy combo, so I started doing Weight Watchers with a co-worker. Now, I'm just a little less fat and a little more cranky all due to a lack of onion rings.

Diets suck, then you still die fat.

After a few weeks of this diet, I'm half tempted to consider another pregnancy just so I can eat what I want and not have to justify it (I'm pregnant, bring me the triple cheeseburger and garbage fries please). Ok, maybe not.

See what happens when Mommy turns her back for just one minute to attempt a home cooked meal?

Monday, May 15, 2006

Super Fun Weekend

Spoiler Alert: This is going to be a post about my weekend. If you don't want to hear the details, don't read.

Friday night we went to dinner with my Mom and Dad to Pineapple Joes. I had the chicken quesadillas, of course. The only interesting thing that happened is that somehow Jeremy is now calling of work on Saturday and going fishing - again - without me.

Saturday rolls around, he goes fishing, I go shopping! It was pretty unsucessful, although I did manage to get my contacts ordered and buy new shampoo, toothbrushes and dog flea medicine. If he gets to go have fun, I'm spending all his money. Ha! He comes home from fishing early enough that we are able to get some family time in and went out to dinner and I found a new jean skort. YAY! The button broke off the old one a few months back and now the zipper is pulled out and it truly is unwearable (and if you know me, I'll literally wear clothes until they become indecent). Saturday night I played poker, placed 3rd both games, and drank $15 of bottled water. Hmmmm....

Sunday morning we went out to breakfast (aw, aren't we such the cutest family?). Then, we headed to the beach, and even brought Annie along. She is becoming quite the swimmer, and is super protective of Emily. Another dog was on the beach and started to approach Emily and Annie literally ripped the leash out of my hand and ran over and placed her little 30 pound 5 month old body in between the big dog and Emily. Good girl! Fun was had by all until Emily dumped a bucket of sandy water over her head and Annie pooped. It was time to go home. While both kids took a nice long nap, Jeremy and I busted our buns cleaning the house. Floors, baseboards, cabinets, countertops, we did it all. Tonight I'm going to tackle the bathrooms and go to bed just one night with everything in its place.

So, that's it from Surburban-ville for now. My coworker just heated up some Mac N Cheese, and now I'm starving...

Thursday, May 11, 2006

My Office Experiment

I was hired as the "Office Manager" for a small real estate company almost 3 months ago. Since its a small company, my job duties contain just about everything. Except toilet scrubbing. That I refuse to do. I do all the Office Manager stuff, I do all the Receptionist stuff, I do all the Personal Assistant stuff, hell, I even do a little light housekeeping like taking out the garbage and vaccuuming. However, I do not and will not scrub the Men's toilet. I will wipe down the top of it, I will toss a bleach tablet in it, but I will not scrub the part where the pee cakes on or the part that is turning different colors from the ass of my boss. You cannot pay me enough. Well, ok, maybe you could but that is a different discussion. I'm currently not being paid enough to scrub the Men's toilet.

Here is the experiment. I'm almost at my 90 day review, at which point, he can no longer fire me without just cause. The toilet after just over 2 months of non-scrubbing is starting to look pretty gross. So, which will come first: The 90 day review or the boss specifically telling me to scrub the toilet - at which point I'll be required by my personal ethics to tell him no, requiring him to most likely fire me? Hmmmm.... If he fires me after my 90 day review is up for not scrubbing the toilet, I think I may have a good lawsuit as well as a summer on fun-ployment!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Technology Challenged

I consider myself decent at technology. I can type, I can manuver my way around almost any computer program, etc. I'm learning more every day!

I just spent the last hour explaining to a co-worker that a document that I emailed him, that he downloaded on his office computer and edited and saved, needed to be emailed to himself so that he could save it on his home computer and laptop. Sounds simple, right? Ah, I wish....

Oh well, he is a nice guy and pays me on the side to help him out, so I can't complain. My payment today was an Italian sub and onion rings for lunch. Yummy!!!

I'm either extremely adorable, or extremely geeky...

Friday, May 05, 2006

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Scary Bird!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Is it 5 yet?

Jamie's Existing Situation

Hopes to obtain an improved position and greater prestige, so that she can procure for herself more of the things she has had to do without.

Jamie's Stress Sources

Has an unsatisfied need to ally herself with others whose standards are as high as her own, and to stand out from the herd. This desire for preeminence isolates her and inhibits her readiness to give herself freely. While she wants to surrender and let herself go, she regards this as a weakness which must be resisted. This self-restraint, she feels, will lift her above the rank and file and ensure recognition as a unique and distinctive personality.

Jamie's Restrained Characteristics

Relationships rarely measure up to her high emotional expectations and her need to be made the center of things, leading to disappointment . Always has mental reservations and tends to remain emotionally isolated and unattached.
Feels that things stand in her way, that circumstances are forcing her to compromise and forgo some pleasures for the time being.

Jamie's Desired Objective

Preoccupied with things of an intensely exciting nature, whether erotically stimulating or otherwise. Wants to be regarded as an exciting and interesting personality with an altogether charming and impressive influence on others. Uses tactics skillfully so as to avoid endangering her chances of success or undermining others' confidence in herself.

Jamie's Actual Problem

Takes a delight in action and wants to be respected and esteemed for her personal accomplishments.

If you are a Republican

Then you probably shouldn't go to and type in "asshole" (no quotation marks) and then hit: "I'm feeling lucky". And you definitely shouldn't watch the filmstrip.

Random Happenings

First off I'd like to mention that my back really hurts today. I don't know why, but it is aching! But moving on...

It was gorgeous this weekend! Low 80's, sunny, breezy. We went to the zoo on Saturday morning. Emily loved the monkeys and she even got to feed the giraffe!

Sunday we got up bright and early to go grocery shopping before the crowds. Yeah, right. We did o.k. though, I'm proud of our total cost and what we got. We've been trying to eat in most nights, and trying to make healthy stuff. Tonight we are having steaks on the grill with a pasta side and green beans. Yum! Then, when Emily goes to bed, we will be watching Sopranos and Big Love since we missed it last night... 'cause we were playing Poker. And guess who got her 4th win of the season? Yep, it's me. Just call me "shark" from now on!

Work is going to be pretty dead this week...maybe I'll get to post a lot. Won't that be exciting?