Friday, November 6, 2009

Favorite Time of the Year!

Changing leaves, college football & rugby, harvest and HALLOWEEN! I just love the fall! And we are having great fall weather too! Well, except for all the rain.... which isn't helping some of my friends and their harvesting. I think about October for most of the year.... "what am I going to be for Halloween?" I like the creative ideas.... I'm not so much one to dress up as skimpy raggedy Ann, to few clothes Dorothy, or slutty snow white. Yeah, they're cute and fun (if ya can pull it off), but coming up with something original is more fun and there are fewer of your costume down at the ville. That's our tradition.... we all get dressed up then head to our friends', hang out a bit sippin' on "apple cider," then head to Aggieville. It's a good time. We show off our costumes, get to see everyone else's and the boys get to enjoy all those adult Cinderellas, cops, refs, and mermaids.
This year, I went as a golden statue! Got the idea from those people who stand out on the street as a stone statue or the statue of liberty. Then in the movie Year One there was a kid that had to be a gold statue in the greek times. So, I thought "Hell! why not!" I bought a sheet and Hobby Lobby's supply of classic gold acrylic paint. For a day or so, I spent my time with gold paint.... that included it getting everywhere, because face it when I do something (baking, painting, pastels, etc) it's going to be found all over. Jorge found gold finger prints on the remote, my phone, some mail and the coffee table. Once the sheet was done I pinned it to a bra and made a long skirt out of the rest. Added a little gold rope, and Wallah! it's a gold toga! I also had some heels that I put gold clothe on.... with duct tape! :)
The night of Halloween, I cut Jorge's hair..... Oh, he was Jake Blues (aka: John Belushi). It was pretty amazing, he's a look alike that's for sure. Then I had him paint my back and I sent him on his way to Manhattan. Then 2 bottles later I was gold!! Off to Pomeroy I went (our friends house), with extra safty pins & paint.....
Before heading out we had to take some photos. Our group consisted of a Trojan, a leprechaun, a sniper, a hillbilly, a boyscout, Jake Blues, a gold statue, and Allen from the Hangover. Overall it was a pretty fun night.... except for the fact I broke my camera.... so, I went 1999 Disposable for the rest of the night.
I had to head back early from the bars since 6am was rolling around pretty fast - I had to go to work. Before I crashed, I managed to find the shower, scrub, and change into my scrubs.
Sunday, I found gold on the stick & steering wheel in my car, on my Id & debit card, in my purse, and on my bag that had my work clothes & soap in it, and a little still in my ears, under my nails, and glitter in my hair.
I would say 2009 Halloween was fun, another one to add to the books.
Who woulda thought duck tape, safty pins & some acrylic paint could turn out so good!
And now.... "what should I be for 2010!?!"

Thursday, October 8, 2009

~ RUGBY 2 ~ more photos from last blog entry

just chillin' watching other games enjoying the sun!

a Line-Out vs. OSU (w/lots of our players). when the ball goes out you do

a line-out. Players are lifted, yes, by their shorts to fight for the

ball in the air.

the tourney social!

Here we are to save the day!!

(not all of us are pictured)

Ah yes! ... and my killer bruise!

From practice too!



RUGBY --- I LOVE this game! I started playing back in fall of 05 & continued playing through spring '07. I was even the pres. of the club in'06. Unfortunetly, I was having some personal problems & quit..... Stupid! BUUUUTTT.... Now I'm BACK!! older and more out of shape that's for damn sure. So, I started working out about 3 weeks prior to going to my first practice at the end of Aug. My goal Alumni game, Labor day weekend. 'T' a girl I started playing with was now the coach due to some falling out w/our other one. I give her props! There are consistant show of players, which is excellent! compared to back when, when our average was 8.

Some of you may have never heard of rugby or when you have its a grusome relation..... which is exactly what I thought when I saw "rugby info meeting 6pm" on the sidewalk. But, I went! and now I'm addicted! Even if I can't play, I love the game. I recommend you look up clips or whatever to get the idea. It's played w/15 players, 80min (40halves), no pads, no pausing between plays, and a "social" afterwars (aka: drinking & singing). You may be enemies on the field, but afterwards you are boozing fenatics who know some crazy songs & traditions.

Anyways, went back to practice. Sore as hell.... I have to get up before work & get on the eliptical to work out the soreness to make it through the day. Plus, I got a killer bruise. (picture somewhere on here) That's another thing.... Bruises aren't ugly, they are bragging rights... um awards, the bigger more colorful the better!

Then Saturday rolled around..... Alumni Gameday!! This was our first Women's alumni game, so we had 8 or so. It was pretty nice, we had more than we expected. Played a 3x15 game (3-15minute sections), got the rookies in. My heels were killing me (they had been all week, but I still suited up). Alumni ended up loosing in the end. Then we went to the Rugby house for the social..... drank lots, my feel swelled out of my shoes & I hobbled around like and old lady. Then to the Bars!!

After that weekend, I went to work until Wednesday.... I couldn't even walk to my car. Went to the Doc (which she was full of shit - don't like em) and I have Achilis Tendonitis! I had to ice bath 3times a day & strech. Plus, I had to stay off my feet for the next 4days. Didn't make it to practice but one day to tell the girls what was up. I couldn't even stay.... it hurt just to stand. Then, a week later Tourney time. War of the Roses in Norman, OK!! I went, well it was on the team, and I was the water bitch, basically. We were last to arrive friday night. I got to sleep on the wonder blue n gold carpet. Next morning breakfast & 9:30 kickoff! First match, Truman State. And Note this was also our rookies first "real" game. Truman state..... well, we coulda had um if it wasn't for this one fast girl. There was a lot that need fixen but we'll get it. Next game, 11:30 OU.

1st picture: we are kicking the ball to OU. 2nd picture: this is a scrum (16 people fighting for the ball) oh, and the # on your back is the position you play, not some # you picked.

We lost, again. So, then we ate and we supposed to have another game at 2:30 vs. OSU. We met up with them. They were unprepared to begin with (you have to CIPP your players, so many to play, they didn't so couldn't play unless we gave them players). Oh this is another thing that's done in Rugby. Whoring out players. When the opposing team is short a few and you have extra, you whore out those players so they have a full team. If they are true ruggers, they will play fair for that team. It's all about getting to play the game! Anyways, they wanted to settle with drinking games & we wanted to play.... So, we loaned them like 1/2 a team. Basically, played ourselves. Our teamates scored more than half of their points. We won.

After showers & team dinner we were off to the social! Each team had a costume theme. We were superheroes. I was "G" for gettel. couldn't come up with a name. It was a blast!

phew! Long time....

Sheesh, It's been a while! Let's see since July......
Not much has gone on. I've taken a lot of pictures (which I posted some of my favs). Cooper is growing like a weed. He's something else that's for sure. Him and Bruiser are "my boys" they are always pickin' & playin' with stuffed animals together. Cooper also likes to follow Dallas on her little "walks" but hopefully he'll listen a little better than her. Cooper comes up to just above my knee now, and he's only 4 months old! He's going to the vet on friday though... he's all itchy & bloodshot eyes... my fingers are crossed that he's not allergic to anything.
August.... not much went on. Oh! started practicing with the women's rugby team again. Won't touch on that in this message.... It's getting it's

September...... Oh! My BIRTHDAY! A whopping 25 years!! holly cow, right? Jorge, our Pomeroy buddies, and myself all went to eat then pre-drank at Pomeroy house, then headed to the bars. Went around to the bars.... didn't drink too hard because I had the Alumni rugby game in the morning. Met up with some of the ruggers.... Steph even came into town from Oregon to play! Gotta love ole Nippy! I was very proud of myself, went to bed at a decent time.
Then Saturday.... ALUMNI GAME!! Woohoo! All the oldies back in town (well, most of 'um anyway). We played, my heels hurt! oh did they hurt... so i was pissed because i didn't do my best. But we got the rookies in for some playing time. Alumni lost. Then we went to the rugby house for the social.... songs, beergames, fun! Dinner then back out for round 2!

Meanwhile I couldn't walk! My ankles were swollen and I hobbled around the whole night. It sucked! So, the rest of Labor day weekend summed up with me hobbling and some fishing up at Kramers pond by Corning (or some little town NorthEast of here).

Rest of September.... Work. Went and watched rugby since I couldn't play. Then mid-month I had planned to go home to CO to visit & see one of my good friends get hitched! However, my feet got worse, I couldn't walk! had to take vacation & sick time (which I don't have much left. So.... needless to say I was unable to take the time to get home... plus I didn't have the gas money. I feel horrible not making her wedding. I'm sure she was beautiful along with the ceremony!!

The last weekend I tagged along with the team to OK for a tourney. (i'll cover later).
October..... feet are getting better. Tried working out some. Still hurt, but I have got to do some kind of working out.... I'm going crazy! Cooper's getting big and being a little nut. The weather is cooling down. OH! last Saturday we went to Ottawa to a friend of our's farm and camped. Supposed to "catch our dinner" only we didn't catch anything. Luckily we brought brauts & other accutramal. Then we sleplt under the stars, next to the fire, like John Wayne. You're prolly like, "shit! wasn't it cold!" and yes it was chilly but the fire kept us more dry than those in the tent. (hehe).
Other than that not much has been going on. Happy Birthday to my Mother!! .... Big 50!! I wish I was there to embarrass her at her work or resturant or something. I will plan something and get her when I do come home.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

And now I will give out the Blue Ribbon...

This past weekend was ..... well, a pretty good one!

Friday, I just went to look at some pups and once I got there, I was in for a surprise. Not all was good. The bitch was too thin and covered in ticks and fleas. There were 9 pups following her around. I sat with them for a while....picking fleas off. This lady cared about her dogs, don't get me wrong, but they were covered in bugs, had the runs, and didn't look like they were getting enough nutrients. I originally went there with no intentions of taking one home. However, me being the softy I am had to help out. I brought home this little cutie! His name is Cooper! Oh, and did I mention, he won't be little very long...He's a great dane! That's another thing that got under my nails. These are great dane pups! they need nutrition. Especially right now to help their bones!
Anyways, So this is my early birthday present and the newest member to our little family.

After we brought him home, I called around to see what I could give him, after all he is only 5 1/2 weeks old. Then on Sunday, the poor thing vomited a couple worms and also had them in his stools. So, now he's getting wormed on top of everything else. He's doing well though. Dallas, my aussie, was the old lady at first but now she's getting used to him. Brusier, the bulldog, just looks at him and doesn't seem to mind him. He loves tails! Especially the cats!! they don't care, they bat him around a bit, but no harm is done.

Saturday, Jorge and I went garage saling. Only, we got up too late....again. One of these days we'll get up in time for the good ones. Then we were off to Rossville area to look at a ranch. It was pretty amazing. I just wish we had the money. So....we're not giving up. We're looking into some loans. It was an old limestone house (could use some remodeling) and 240 acres of brome and pasture.... pretty nice! Afterwards, we stopped by the house for some dog time then Jorge and I were off to the Riley County Fair! for our date night! We watched the market hog show, bet who would win.... we tied most of the time. Then watched the rodeo, where muttin' bustin' has to be the best event. Along with people watching!! gotta love who comes round to the county fairs!!! Once out of the rodeo, we headed to the carnival...Jorge had to get me back from last year. He had to beat me in this ball rolling, horse racing game. Sucker! I beat him & 10 other people....again!! Then we went on our 1 ride.... The Sizzler!! We're such big kids, I love it! We could barely fit.... it was hilarious! And behind us was this little kid sitting with his parents. He just was big enough to peek through the holes in the bars. His face during the ride was priceless.

Not too eventful. Just played with the dogs. Oh, and we took a trip up to Onaga, KS, where Jorge got some chickens!! He was and still is super excited about them. We acquired 16 of those little annoying feather chirping cluckers!
Might I add we are not excellent chicken farmers! Yesterday, they all got out of the fence in the hut. Dallas was having a blast. Boots, an outside cat was stalking 3 in the woods. Bruiser was in ahh of these new ground birds. Cooper was just galloping around. I was meandering through the spider web infested woods in my scrubs & flip flops chasing Boots, chasing 2hens & a rooster. Meanwhile, Jorge is chasing them the other way and letting more of them out in the process. It was quite a site! Eventually, we got them in. Once we got I got out of my chicken/dog crap clothes, we threw our hands up and just went to a movie....The Ugly Truth....Hilarious!!
Other than that not much has been going on. this wasn't very written but it was a long day and I just wanted to get something down.
Till then.... "take life with a grain of salt...... & tequila & lime!"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Idea!

~Picture of the Day!~

Since I'm just starting this blogging thing, and I love photography, I am going to try and tie a photo into a blog a day(or whenever I write).
This picture. This is my Bruiser. He is special. I love him. He's very simple minded. I compare him to a toddler, we have to kid-proof the house, and he is entertained by the simplest things. For instance, this picture. Jorge brought home a box for him to play with. He drug it around, chewed it, and just chilled in it..... absolutely had a blast! Now if more people today were just satisfied with simple things. I mean, I am, but some aren't. When I was a kid, cardboard forts were the best! They didn't come around often, because how many times did your parents buy a refrigerator, washer, or dryer. Those were the days. It makes me smile to see Bruiser smiling about the simple joys in life..... boxes, buckets, plastic bottles.
-Till then :)