Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tasks Eleven thru Nineteen Completed!

Wow!  I have been a total slacker on the blog this summer. I don't know what the problem is. 

Anyhoo, I was going over my 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days list.  I have accomplished several more tasks, all of which I did completely forgetting they were even on the list.  Here we go:

Buy something at a thrift store:  I bought this supercute sundress at the Goodwill back in May.  It's from American Eagle and still had the tags on it:  $48.  Gah.  I wouldn't pay $48 for it, but I would pay $5.  What I DID pay was $2.50 as it was half-price day.  What a deal!!  Sadly, I'm too fat to fit into it, but maybe it will serve as motivation.  More likely, it will hang in my closet and serve as a reminder of my lost youth.


Reconnect with an old friend:  My friend, Jana, hosted a ladies' night at her house.  It was especially great because she invited Chris, who I have not seen in several years.   Jana, Chris and I all worked at Wishard together 20 years ago.  We hung out in the hot tub and chatted until the wee hours of the morning.  Lots of fun.  I didn't have my camera, so you'll just have to take my word for it when I say we looked exactly like this:


Attend work related class or seminar:  Nothing exciting or humorous to report on this one, but I did a Fundamentals of Supervision class through IUPUI Human Resources.

Grow my own tomatoes:  I did a little experiment here.  I grew one plant in the Topsy Turvy fashion, only mine was the homemade version.  The other plant I stuck in a planter. The tomatoes in the planter did better, but I got quite a few off of each plant.  That was very exciting for me, and I'm doing more next year.  


New carpet in family room:  FINALLY.  Yee gads.  That carpet looked so bad I was embarrassed to even have the carpet guys see it.   Here's the new stuff:


Re-do my blog so IE users can see it:  I actually did this a long time ago.  For whatever reason, Internet Explorer was throwing a monkey wrench into people accessing the blog.   I don't know what the problem was, but just decided to make a new blog and imported the old posts.  So far, no complaints.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Buy a t-shirt from nataliedee.com:  I don't know how I found the Natalie Dee website, but she is flippin' hysterical.  She can also be vulgar, so if you're easily offended, don't go there.  I was going to buy myself a t-shirt, but ended up getting one for Robin and Lily as well.  Mine is What's Up, Pudding Cup?  Lily's is Anxiety Girl and Robin's is I'm Awesome.  If you know these girls, the shirts make perfect sense.  If you don't know them, the shirts should tell you everything.


Get home wireless mess figured out:  I still don't really know what was wrong with it, but I do know a 17-year-kid who is always hanging out at my house fixed it for me and finally earned his keep.  We now have wireless throughout the entire house, and not just one little corner of one room.  Big shout out to Farmer - YAY, FARMER!!  This even involved him being on the phone with the Linksys customer service help line for a realllly long time.  My hero. 


Play fantasy football:  I have no idea what I'm doing.  We're not playing for money so if I bomb, I guess that's okay.



 That's another $45 in the account which brings the grand total to $95.  Hot damn alakazam!

Okay, if I'm going to brag about my accomplishments, I need to confess to a couple of failures.

Doing a 5k was on the list, and I did sign up for one.  Unfortunately, the race was scheduled for the day after my birthday celebration.  Ever heard of Lemon Drop shots?  Let's just say I didn't feel so hot that morning, so I bailed on the race.  


Also, there was my grand plan to not shop at Walmart for an entire month.  HA!  I couldn't even go a week.  I did the grocery shopping at Kroger once, and it almost killed me. As much as I hate Walmart and its hillbilly clientele, it is definitely easier on ye olde chequebook.  Well...that, and  I have a little crush on one of the greeters:



19 comments:

Alix said...

I find it a tad unsettling that your barfing lemon drop easily doubles as a Peek-A-Boo-G-string for Pappy McPapperson... your favorite Wal-Mart Greeter.

But I do love a girl with a theme. Thank you for FINALLY updating your blog and giving us something besides that enormous zucchini to look at (not that it didn't have it's own merits) and congratulations on getting some shiz done! Go Becks Go!

Joanne said...

Well that was a pretty cool update - as you know I am just getting to know you and this was darn awesome.

I only have problem with one thing, why were you and your friends wearing toques in the hot tub in the summer - jusk askin??? LOL

Looking forward to getting to know you better - -so far I really like what I see.

Flartus said...

Sounds like all kinds of progress is being made there in Chihuahuaville.

I am the complete opposite of you...I can go months and months and months and months without a visit to Hell, I mean WalMart. Ugh. Miss Chef and I have opted to spend more per item but buy less. That doesn't explain why our fridge and freezer are always jam-packed, though...

~ J ~ said...

Id like to be the girl in the red bikini if at all possible???

I cant stay out of Wal-Mart either....have you seen the Wal-Mart photos website??

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

Alix: LOL - I didn't even make the smiley face connection!!

Joanne: uh...because our heads were cold? Silly girl. ;-)

Flartus: Maybe when my kids leave the nest I will be able to break the Walmart spell. It doesn't help that I'm lazy and don't like to drive more than two miles to go anywhere. LOL

J: Oh, all right....you can be the girl in the red bikini. I guess the other two aren't exactly ugly.
;-)

farmer said...

YAY! I finally made it onto the infamous Blog of Becky Reyes! Am i gonna be famous now?

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

I don't know about famous...but maybe you could start doing part-time computer service gigs to earn money for your trip....

Hank said...

CC, honey.....where'd ya git that o' me in my high school football days?!

Hank said...

Oops. Meant to say "that pitcher o' me".

TheEccentricLady said...

Wow! Finally the long awaited blog entry.I can't tell you how many time I have checked my dashboard for an update here :) I'm with ya on the Wal-mart thing why do I have to be needing to save money right now? I hate giving them anything but When milk there is 1.50 a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. And last, where DO you get these crazy photos? Can't wait for the next post! no pressure or anything.

Lisa T. said...

Taint nuddin frong wid hidbiwwies--Oh, wait let me put my teeth in.. Ain't nothing wrong with Hillbillies!

Smiles,
Lisa

twinklescrapbooks@yes! that's my child screaming! said...

Hey! That's my boyfriend in his fancy work outfit! Only kidding...
There is a website called thepeopleofwalmart.com
Kinda funny.
I love thrifting. And garage sale-ing. :)
tina

Angela said...

very cool!

Midwest Mommy said...

So much to comment about! That dress is super cute but please $48!! Glad you got a deal on it :-)

Etiquette Bitch said...

very inspirational! sometimes just making the list helps; i'm a big proponent. cheers to you for what you *did* do!

Eternal Lizdom said...

If I didn't have my own in-house IT specialist, I'd want you to hook me up with Farmer! How awesome that you found someone like that!

The Wal Mart thing... I went cold turkey several years ago. And my checkbook has been fine for it. Meijer is a good option. Super Target has served me well. Shopping only sale items at Marsh has served me well. I don't miss Wal Mart in the slightest. I get clothing on clearance prices at Target or even Old Navy for just as cheap (I'm a total cheapskate so I won't pay more than $10 for an item of clothing most of the time).

I'm loving that Goodwill dress! I was just posting on MomsLikeMe yesterday about the value of clothing and realized that more thrift store shopping would do me some good.

Kurt said...

Did you make the trip to Arizona? Just curious. I had a buddy call me and tell me they met someone there from your town.

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

Wasn't us. Sadly, I didn't have the vacation time available to do this trip.

Bilby P. Dalgyte said...

I love natalie dee! I too cannot remember how I found her, but I did. She is just so bizarre and awesome.