Friday, June 29, 2012

Move over Fivel!

Well, it seems like there's a new singing mouse in the house! Chuck E. Cheese is launching their "Chuck E. Rocks" campaign in the coming days/weeks, and this sees the fun-loving rodent playing air guitar while singing about how amazing he and his play place is.

Love the video? Think the song is catchy? Wondering why the voice sounds so familiar? Well, it's probably because you grew up in the era of awesome punk rock. Chuck E. Cheese is voiced by none other than Jaret Reddick, lead singer of a very well known band:

That's right, the frontman of Bowling For Soup has been turned into a cartoon mouse! Mickey, you don't even come close.

On another note, if you're in the middle-of-nowhere-Washington-state in July, Bowling For Soup will be performing for - wait for it - FREE!! They're coming Ephrata for the Basin Summer Sounds Music Festival. MUST go!!

Girl all the bad guys want,


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Battle of the Budget

I guess if it were easy then I wouldn't have had a problem in the first place. But I did, and budgeting is HARD!

Last week I definitely went over, and I don't even want to thing about by how much. I was already over budget due to going out of town for a wedding, but when I got back I also went to a karaoke bar with a friend. A couple drinks and crab rangoons later, I got a bill that was nearly half the week's budget! Boo.

On a related note, I put together a video list of songs you should not be singing at karaoke. This is for everyone's well-being, trust me. If you consider singing any of these songs, put down the song book and just walk away. 

Just an ordinary citizen looking out for society while battling a budget,


Monday, June 25, 2012

Joining the 21st Century

I did it. I drank the Kool-aid. I got on the bandwagon. I've become a lemming. And before you ask, no, I didn't start wearing Crocs. Ew.

My darlings, my lovelies....I joined Twitter. Oh, the shame of it all! Woe to me! How will I live now with my thoughts out there for everyone on the internet to see??

Oh wait, I'm already doing that. Alright then, carry on.

And if you want to show how much you love and adore me, feel free to follow me. It'll fill me with warm fuzzies, tomorrow your secret crush will kiss you, and when you go outside you'll find a magical unicorn.

Yep, all that will happen if you follow me:


Love always,


Sunday, June 24, 2012

How to hit on a guy

In an effort to empower young women everywhere, I created a tutorial/self-help video on how to hit on a guy. I knew that there was a need, as there wasn't already a video with that exact name anywhere on youtube. You're welcome, world.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Budgeting: Review

To review last week. As of Wednesday I was at $37.44 out of $45. On Saturday I picked up tortilla chips, so add another $2.99 for a week's total of $40.43. That means I was $4.57 under!! Woot woot!

Sunday I'm going to skip over since we took the family out to dinner for Father's day and I took my little brother to the movies. Sometimes you just have to let things go.

So today, with grocery shopping yesterday and lunch from Costco today (yummy cheap pizza!), I am currently at $14.33 for this week. I will be spending a bit more at Uwajimaya tonight for dinner with my friend while we watch Downton Abbey, but my pennies are gonna keep getting pinched.

Saving in Seattle,


Friday, June 15, 2012

Lovely little memory

I don't remember why we suddenly had to go out of the main dance room, but my friend took my hand and headed out. I did my best to follow her, but I'm a klutz, it was packed, and I was wearing heels.

To top things off, someone right in front of my suddenly pushed backward into me. As I began falling, I silently cursed myself for wearing those strappy sandals.

It would have been enough to just fall against one of the many people surrounding me in the busy club. That's to be expected when you barely have room to breathe. Yet, I didn't just fall against someone.

I was caught. I looked up to thank whoever was holding me in their arms. The face looking back at me smiled, and I smiled too. I was looking at one of the most attractive men I had ever seen, and he seemed to be seeing me in the same light.

And then the same idiot pushed backward again. This time, however, I was encased in protective arms. Once again I thanked my savior and began to follow my impatient friend, though not without his requesting a dance at a later time. I agreed, and later than night I met him on the dance floor and everyone else seemed to disappear.

It may have been a few years ago, but I still remember looking up into the face of the handsome stranger. Butterflies and magic are still out there...

Nostalgically yours,


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Budgeting: Hump day

As of Monday I am on a $45/week budget. My recent forays into budgeting didn't really work out because I limited myself too much. $45 is completely doable, right?


So it's Wednesday. I've been on this budget since Monday. As of today, I have spent $37.44. I went through my receipts, and I have been good and mostly sticking to what I need. That "mostly" is what gets me, though. $2 for Costco frozen yogurt was a splurge today. $2.18 for McDonald's yesterday was not really necessary. Did I need that frozen pizza? No, but at $3.99 it's pretty good for Frescheta. Sigh. We'll see how this plays out.

Broke in the 'burbs,


Monday, June 11, 2012

Everyone come see how good I look! ...looked.

Yes, come one come all! I just found a picture from several Halloweens ago when I was a sexy stewardess back when I didn't have my little tummy pooch. lol

Aren't most costumes like that? Sexy [fill in the blank]. Yes, I play into that. It's ok, though. I have Jenna Marble's approval:

Let's see if I can get back into sexy shape by this Halloween!