Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Only in PDX...

While on the MAX the other day, a chick asked to borrow my cell phone to make a call.

And when I first moved to PDX, a man harassed a woman for a bite of her slice of pizza- "just one bite"

Only in PDX

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Grilling Has Commenced!

Our old grill was on it's last legs, so we finally purchased a new one. And boy am I happy as hell! I love my new grill; so pretty, and new, and shiny. We use our grill at least 3 times a week, so not having one was the pits! I found this one for a great price and am very happy!

Ain't She Sexy!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ooh It's the L-I-Y-A-H...

Riding home on the MAX today, this group of kids (maybe 17 years old) get on blasting Aaliyah on their phone (with NO EARBUDS!). The girl playing the tunes says "She died, her name is Aaliyah..A-A-liyah" She spells it out for her friends. The guy in the group says "Isn't she the one from the movie Queen of The Damned?", and the girl blasting the music says, "No, that was someone else." These youngans don't know a thing about MY music.

Aaliyah is greatly missed.

Big Girl Car Seat!

We finally did it...we've moved to a forward facing car seat. I am proud to say Brianlily was in a rear-facing seat until she was 2 years old. The great debate was really between the Graco Nautilus Elite and the Britax Frontier 85. The only difference between the Elite and orginal Nautilus is the adjustable head rest, but the damn thing didn't work! It's the first of it's kind, and it's a great feature, but it just really has to be imporved. It was hard deciding on the right car seat, but in the end we went with the Britax Frontier 85. The Britax has a max weight of 120lbs, compared to the 100lbs of the Graco. Plus, I found that with her infant Graco Safe Seat, the harness ran a little small. It was just too snug, and I worried that the Nautilus would be no different. The reviews for the Graco Nautilus weren't too great, but the Britax has consistanly great reviews. The thing I'm most proud of is paying $100 less than the actual price! We sold our infant car seat for $60, and purchased our new one during the BabiesRus Great Trade-In Event and saved 25%! We traded in the stroller attachment for the infant seat. It worked out wonderfully!

Britax Frontier 85 Wins!

P.S. As an emotionally attached mother (and by this I mean I get so emotional when I have to let go of ANYTHING of Brianlily's), I had a hard time seeing her infant seat go, especially since it was her first stroller...but she's a big girl now! Thank you for all your hard work and for taking care of my baby Graco!

Coming Home From The Hospital

Monday, March 14, 2011

Really...A Hair Clip???

I purchased an orchid from Ikea, for my spanish instructor as a thank you gift. I know that sounds strange, but she was cooking us a feast for an end of term celebration. What's funny is the way Ikea keeps them upright...with hair accessories! LOL I would have thought a small stake and some string or something of that nature. But no, they chose a tiny claw clip! Funny and clever!

P.S. I told a couple of people that I was going to be purchasing the plant for my instructor, and one classmate said she wanted to be a part of it and split the cost. I agreed. The day of the celebration I came in with the orchid, and the classmate told me she didn't have the cash, but promised to have it the following class. Since she said she would have it, I took it that she still wanted to be a part of the gift, so when I presented the gift to our instructor I said it was from the both of us. The following class came, but the classmate was nowhere to be found. No phone call, no text, no email. I'm pretty pissed about it. Not because of the money, because I had intended to do it with no help from anyone in class. It's about the lack of principle. She just wanted to be a part of the great gesture, and backed out when it came time to give me a lousy $6!? Now here is where I stomp my feet like a child and yell, "IT WAS MY IDEA AND YOU JUST WANTED TO RIDE ON MY COAT TAILS!" There. I said it and I feel so much better. Sucka!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Put a Bird On It...

Yes I'm talking about Portlandia AGAIN! LOL It's hilariously funny and sooooo right on!

Tuality Hospital/8th Avenue MAX Station

Fuller Road MAX Station

Sunday, March 6, 2011

This Post Is Dedicated to Lucidendings...

Blessing to you...