Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Look at my Pumpkin!!!

Look at my pumpkin?! I made him for a challange at work. Ain't he cute? Made him with me bare hands...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kissed a Bartender...

Okay...so, here's how the whole thing went down. Keep in mind: I don't drink much or often. However, as you can see from the picture, I had drank...enough. My friend, Sarah, had her bachelorette party the weekend before last. There were hard hats, caution tape, and a party bus involved...oh yeah, and a crap load of BEER. I had fun, from what I can remember. I ended up home in one piece! Well, not but a week later, I notice a number in my phone that I did not recognize. Come to find out that the number belongs to a bartender (ahem, a HOT bartender) at one of the places we visited while on the party bus. As I have heard it, I kissed him too. Nothing crazy, just a peck. I think, considering that I don't remember it, it must not have been that great...or I was drunk, pick one. Case and point: I KISSED A HOT BARTENDER!!! Not a bad way to go, eh?

Monday, July 21, 2008


My dog, Valkyrie had her puppies yesterday!!! She started having them at 11pm and continued on into today!!! There's 9 total, all in perfect health! I'm so excited! I HAVE GRANDPUPPIES!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008


On Saturday, I went with my mother to to theatre and we saw the much anticipated Wanted. It was AMAZING!!! I can honestly say that this movie was the best this summer has to offer. So, it was gorry at times and quite violent, but it's well worth it to see the unpredictable twist at the end! The acting and dialogue was wonderful and the action is something that just blows you away! When the Matrix came out, it was a materpiece and completely out of this world....this blows it out of the ball park! Obviously, I wouldn't take small children to see it, but if my mom (who only watches cheeky comedies and love stories) enjoyed every second of it and laughed as hard as I did, then even people who hate action will love this film!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Andrea and I

Okay, so the polar bear is on there twice...

Riding horses on the beach in Rosarito Mexico!!!

Fun at Birch Aquarium!

LA Sunset at Venice Beach

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Almost ready for vacation...

I am more than ready to head out to San Diego, but I don't know if all my STUFF is ready to go. I have to borrow a suitcase from Cousin Jen, but she doesn't get back from HER vacation til Wednesday (I think). I even have all the rides to and from the airport worked out...I have been making a HUGE list of things I need to take and I'm really hoping not to forget anything (like I manage to do 90% of the time). We shall see.
Oh, I saw the Indiana Jones movie with my mom this past weekend and I was AWSOME!!! Vintage Indy, but with a bizarre ending if you ask me. Very well done.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

So the dog is farsighted...and she runs into some things every once in a while, but can see at farther distances...she's extremely happy otherwise and healthy on all other levels...so why would someone "not be doing that dog a favor by keeping it around?" I think I've said enough...

Thanks for letting me vent my frustrations... :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Nurse's week at work...proof that the devil's really running the show here on Earth. It's bad enough that the nurses in the hospital at which I work can DO and/or SAY whatever they want to whomever they choose, but now the hospital is honoring them by, you guessed it, giving them FREE COFFEE at my bar. So, now I have to put up with ALL of the snooty nurses along with my nice ones who's company I actually enjoy! This is going to be a long rest of the month...oh yeah, did I mention that the "don't call me BABE" lady is a nurse supervisor in Med Surg! Woohoo!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I KNOW the Boy Dylan and Bob Marley are just turning in their graves right now! Just cuz Castro has dreads does not mean he can sing Marley...and he forgot the words to a BOB DYLAN song!!! Nothing else needs be said...

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Working out again...

Well, I started working out again...I have definately found, to my dismay, that running on a treadmill while watching TV is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better and more effective than running outside in a park. I tried running at Shawnee Mission park the other day and ended up only walking for about 10 miles...yesterday, I ran on a treadmill and watched CSI with a girlfriend of mine and ran non stop for a half hour...to top it off, I don't feel sore today. So, I think I'll stick to the unnatural to get back in shape for softball and summer bikini season!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Alright...now that Carly went home, Jason Castro has one week to get off that show before I boycott!!! :)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Just rants from another Petty family member...

I hate bill collectors! I hate bill collectors almost as much as being SICK! In fact, I hate bill collectors AND being sick almost as much as running (which I ALSO plan on picking up again)! By the time April's over, I'll be broke, sore, and probably, considering MY luck, still sick!!! Grrrrrrrrr...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Good Lord, are you happy? Now, my blog looks sissy-like and as not-quite-unique as I could make it! Enjoy... :P

I'll have you know that this is the face I'm making at you RIGHT NOW!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Ummm...ouch. I just got home from playing my first softball game in nearly 5 years. I hurt in places I've managed to forget I had! After the game (which was in Lawrence) I drove the longest 45 minutes home I have ever driven! I have grass and dirt stains on my knees, elbows, hands, and shoulder from sliding and diving and what not...God, I love this game!!! I just figured I'd share this with you guys before I actually HAD to wake up in the morning with these aches and pains...then, I'm pretty sure, I'll HATE this game...that is, until I play the double header coming up next Monday :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Someone else's blonde moments...

Three men are sitting upon a large steel post high above the city (just like that painting of the working men in the Depression on a sky scraper construction site). They start opening their lunch boxes to see what's to eat. The Latino puts his head in his hands, "If that woman makes me burritos one more time, I'm jumping to my death!" The Asian man to his left laughs then opens his pail to dismay, "AHHH, eggrolls again! I can't take it anymore! I'll jump with you, man!" The blonde man to their left giggles to himself as he opens his brown bag. He pulls out a ham and cheese sandwhich. "That's it! No more ham and cheese or I'll jump too!"

The next day arrives and the three friends sit down together for lunch. The Latino open his lunch box and screams, "Burritos? Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!" He then proceeds to plumit to his death. The Asian man lifts the lid and yells, "Eggrolls! Shit!!!" With nothing else to say, he jumps off the post and falls to his death. The blonde opens his brown bag, and without saying a word, pushes himself off the post aswell.

The day of the funeral, the wives of the three dead workers, with tears in their eyes, discuss the tragedy. The Latina wimpers, "If I'd only known that he hated burritos, I would have never made them for him!" The Asian woman cries, " I didn't know if I made him eggrolls he would kill himself...I'd have never fed them to him had I known!" The both turn to the blonde man's wife for her words of remorse. With a suprised expression on her face, she says, "Don't look at me, guys, he made his own lunch!"

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Don't call me "babe"

I had a lady (customer) come into today. She asked for a small coffee. She ALWAYS asks for a small coffee, and she's always been nice about it. She's a doctor...and in her late 40's I'd imagine. I gave her her coffee then asked her (As I ALWAYS do) how she was going to pay (you know, with cash or whatever)...I suppose I called her "babe" when I asked cuz she lit on FIRE!!! "Don't call me babe." She huffed. "I'm too old to be called, 'babe.' In fact, I'd recommend not call ANYONE 'babe.'" In the back of my head, I heard the hissing of a very ugly, mangled cat, but she was a blonde lady in scrubs...I guess there's just something about 8 years of Medical School that can make an ASSHOLE outta anyone...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Brown spotted hoodie...

Okay, so Manda found out today how difficult it is to REALLY clean up coffee grounds :P It's damn near impossible! I was wearing my nice, fleece Old Navy hoodie to work (which is a bad choice for your future reference), and without missing a beat, I proceeded to dump freshly ground Espresso on myself! I can't honestly tell you what came out of my mouth, but luckily for me, the customer was a good friend of mine. Just think of it this way: Her only response was, "Oh, Manda, is THAT coffee talk?" God, I love my job...