30 questions.

yes, i know, it should be 20... well, i think it was 20 questions. the more i type it the wronger it sounds. yup. add wronger to the shannon dictionary! ;oP stolen from jill's blog and you all need to play!

1. Have you ever been searched by the cops?

2. Do you close your eyes on a roller coaster?
no! i would vomit if i did. besides, i want to see when i'm gonna die! ;o)

3. When's the last time you've been sledding?
winter 2005. january. man it was cold and during a blizzard.

4. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone?
depends on who it is...

5. Do you believe in ghosts?

6. Do you consider yourself creative?

7. Do you think O.J. killed his wife?
oh goodness. that is quite the question. i'm gonna say i'm too young to know all the deets to even make assumptions. i was only a sophmore in high school. didn't believe in following the news.

8. Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie? (silly, I know ... but very "now")
jennifer hands down.

9. Can you honestly say you know ANYTHING about politics?

10. Do you know how to play poker?
yes. i watch it in obsessive spurts on tv. just don't have the balls to actually play for money!

11. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?
no. i hafta have my sleep!!

12. What's your favorite commercial?
i have a few: the nike commercial with dwade, peyton manning, derek jeter and they are playing ball as little kids with big ole heads. and the two identity theft ones... the two old white ladies and the black guy singing! hilarious.

13. Who was your first love?

14. If you're driving in the middle of the night, and no one is around you, do you run a red light?
gosh, no!

15. Do you have a secret that no one knows but you?
not that i know of...

16. Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees?
um, chicago anything!

17. Have you ever been Ice Skating?
yup. my dad made rinks in our back yard when i was little!

18. How often do you remember your dreams?
rarely. it sucks. i think they might entertain me during the day too!

19. What's the one thing on your mind?
that i'm going to be miserable tomorrow. it's way to hot and humid for physical activity!

20. Do you always wear your seat belt?

21. What talent do you wish you had?
that i was an amazing chef. or a fabulous interior decorator.

22. Do you like Sushi?
only if it doesn't contain rare fish. kappa rolls only please!

23. What do you wear to bed?
a cami and shorts or pj bottoms.

24. Do you truly hate anyone?
that's a toughie. i do hold grudges. but i'm gonna go with no.

25. If you could sleep with one famous person, who would it be?
no way i'm only picking one! my list goes on and on!

26. Do you know anyone in jail?
currently no. but i do know people who have served time.

27. What food do you find disgusting?
fish. blech. caviar. double blech!

28. Have you ever made fun of your friends behind their back?
probably when i was younger. now i try not to say something that i wouldn't say to their face.

29. Have you ever been punched in the face?

30. Do you believe in angels and demons?


hey baby...

everyone sing along. ;o) why must all my titles be songs? i'm a music nut i guess!

lots going on here. my friend had her baby monday. it's a girl. jade alexis. 6lbs. 11oz. 18 inches. she's cute as heck! teeny, tiny! nick had the enjoyment of holding her during the visit. was kinda freaked out that he was getting a baby that was 'so new!' he did great. complained of a stiff arm tho!
tuesday was birthday dinner night with the family. his dad's side. house of kobe. their favorite. kinda hard getting together with 9 people. only got to really visit with a few. good times nonetheless.
yesterday and today. lazy days. resting up for the weekend. gonna head to st. louis for a volleyball tournament. should be interesting given the fact that none of us have played yet this summer. well, four of us did and about died. too old for 2 on 2. hoping sixes will be better! supposed to be hot and humid. shannon dislikes physical activity. let alone combining that with hot and humid! a road trip with at least 4 other friends anticipating a lot of laughs, awesome memories! albiet sweaty ones!
mom's been calling about the vegas trip. asking what to pack. she's a hoot. nick asked if i was the mom! it's just they {my parents} haven't flown since my brother. so almost 22 years. always traveled via rv. easier to pack that way! gotta work out some of those details. looking forward to it. anyone have any must see/do's for vegas? i tivo'd some food network specials. looking for the freebies/cheepies!


productivity rules...

then tires your ass out.
got sooo much done this weekend. didn't even have the crap i did on my to do list!

-scrapped 8 pages for knk's august kit. love it. think i might have been possessed. all were done on saturday. in maybe less than 8 hours. 5 are cards, otherwise it would have been forever!
-cleaned out our entire master closet. rearranged. color coded. i think it was like that last year... somehow it went and undid itself! have 6 bags for goodwill. did that in record time too. about 4 hours!
-watched two movies with nicholas: domino and the fog. domino was better than expected. the fog... eh.
-got my library card!

now i'm all settled in. the flowers are watered and i'm back in my pjs. gotta love comfort. ready to relax the evening away!



bre tagged me. so here i go!

7 people that I admire
- nicholas
- my mom
- my dad
- my grandma
- my lil bro
- christy
- anyone who goes out of their way to support something they believe in.

7 things I say often
- seriously.
- sh!t.
- i'm hungry.
- the f bomb.
- love you.
- nick's favorite... rub my back!
-how are you feeling today. are you in any pain? any nausea or vomitting? hwo is your energy? how's your appetite? eating okay? sleeping okay? {have to include it. i ask every single patient!}

7 things I cannot do
- camera one, camera two. camera two is broken.
- get used to getting up at 6:30 am.
- go to the gym in the summer. it's just too nice outside.
- stick to a budget. especially a scrapbooking one.
- say no. but i'm working on it. and it's getting better!
- the splits. those days are long gone.
- parallel park. scares the heck out of me. {can't even keep my eyes open when someone else does it!}

7 things you might not know about me
- i had a cast on my foot as a bambino.
- i won an art contest in middle school.
- i tend to hold grudges.
- i love reading. plan to get a library card this weekend... see budget topic from above!
- i'm a cheese freak. string, colby jack, cheetos, doritos, shredded on salads and tacos... YUM!
- i once drove around with people in my trunk. yes they were alive, yes i was stupid, no it wasn't last week!
- i've never lived alone.

7 movies I enjoyed
- shawshank redemption
- how to lose a guy in 10 days
- summer rental
- failure to launch
- anything harry potter
- both pirates of the caribbean movies
- wedding crashers
the list could totally go on and on. we are movie nuts!

7 things I wish I could change in my life
- being so impatient.
- that i was more forgiving
- exercise more...
- eat healthier
- that i was more of a green thumb
- would have kept a journal during the younger years.
- spend more time with friends and family.

7 books I have read and would read again
- harry potter
- harry potter
- harry potter
- harry potter
- harry potter
- harry potter
- and the not yet released harry potter
i really don't reread. hence, the library card idea.

7 people who should do this!
-anyone who reads this and hasn't already done it despite bre's demands! ;oP


ahoy maties...

had a peaceful, relaxing weekend. loved it.
friday night was girl's night out... so the craziness didn't end til saturday. ;) always dread going. but always feel better than i went when all is said and done. i think part of it is that it's the end of the week. that i usually want to curl up on the catch and veg.
so yesterday we hung out at my parent's. love that they have a pool. laughed our patooties off. good times with the two of us, kevin, and his friend chuckie. did nothing that night... ventured back to the parent's today. did i mention i love the pool? actually i have this thing for sunlight. just being in it. seeing it. makes me feel sooo much better. i swear i have season affective disorder. the winter months bum me out! that and i look sickly when i don't have a tan. i know, not necessarily the healthiest addiction. i swear, i'm going to try the new aerosol sprays soon... just not the same as feeling the sun on your skin.
went to an early showing of pirates. good movie. long. not sure why any movie needs to be longer than two hours. my adhd self cannot sit still that long! have come to the conclusion that i prefer will turner to legolas. yes, my husband loves lord of the rings. at least there is some eye candy. hello stridor!
now it's another evening of vegging. well, i really need to reorganize my space. i have a lot of crap. i vow to show restrain with cha. can't even use the crap i have... sigh. why do they have to make such cute stuff?! ;)



a week. shoot. what a bad blogger! sorry kids!
lots has been going on. as i posted i had the bridal shower and bachelorette party last weekend. saturday was spent recouperating. didn't get home til 4am. shannon doesn't like 22 hour days. i am way too old for that. i remember doing that and then going to work days. sad, when i couldn't function for the life of me... ah, where does time go?
had a friend call off a wedding. way crazy times there. not sure what happened. gonna give her space. totally think she needs it... hope everything works itself out.
also have a friend who is thisclose to having her baby. so excited. not sure what it is. i call it an alien. yes, i will love the little alien! thought they might have to induce her. now she's doing okay... might have a bambino by monday! weee! i was afraid she would have the alien when i was in vegas! so this makes for a happy shan... just gotta finish the darn baby album!
speaking of babies. nicholas, was so romantic yesterday. {insert rolling eye smiley here!} we were talking about brandee, my pregnant buddy, and he said, 'when you gonna let me knock you up?' seriously, when you talk to me like that... makes me wanna do it right then and there! heeeheee. he's so silly! wouldn't have it any other way!
can't wait for the weekend. only have girl's night out with nick's mom side of the family on friday. lots of july birthdays to celebrate and i've missed the last few. then saturday and sunday are free sailing. pool time at the parent's is a must! that and nick and shan time. might head to the drive in again. depends on the movies... otherwise, i promised the man who wants to 'knock me up' we could go to the movies to see pirates of the caribbean. he hearts that movie. and johnny depp is an excellent pirate!


blame it on the rain...

alright. who is signing milli vanilli now? honestly, i liked don't forget my numba... bahbahbabababy... i don't know the name of the song. but i will admit to owning the tape!
anywho. we didn't make it to the taste. no chicago fireworks for me. on my list of things to do someday! stupid rain. that and nick had to go into work on monday. the weather was horrendous. wasn't sure if we were going to be able to see any fireworks at all. the weather did cooperate and we were able to see another firework show. spent some time with his aunt and uncle. good times.
tuesday we hit the pool at my parent's. i'm officially burned. stinko. sigh, i will learn someday... or maybe at least remember to reapply! spent a nice evening in... sorta. nick decided he wanted to do his own fireworks. fireworks scare the bejesus out of me. yes, they are fun to watch. but i don't want my loved ones around them. crazy, i know.
so the boys went and got fireworks. was freakin chilly. had me some hot chocolate while watching the boys. i think they had a good time. they made a ginormous mess! nick had to clean up the neighbors yard this afternoon! and i need to put this 'in writing' nick has stated that it is no longer as fun as it used to be. that fireworks are not worth the money. so i can pull this up as proof next year when he has the urge to buy some. bugger didn't even buy me sparklers, pagodas, or anything amusing for my inner kiddo.
got lots of stuff coming up the next few days. debating dinner with nick's dad's side. might make this a weekly thing. they crack us up. apparently, after last week... it has been determined that nick's dad is a dilf. yes as in milf... but dad. who can pass that funniness up? work {holiday weeks suck!}, bachelorette party, bridal shower, family visiting from out of town. oy. here's hoping that i don't have bags the size of saucers under my eyes by monday! i'm a wimp, i know! ;o)


fun with a magnifier...

so my grandma and my aunt both celebrated birthdays this weekend. {the 1st and 30th} had a nice little get together at my aunt and uncles. played some hillbilly golf. carrie, i believe the real name is ladder golf? i think you posted about it a while back at knk...
i went undeafated. well, me and my partner that is. nick and i for a while then me and my cousin. we determined that it was because we were playing barefoot. had the hillbilly thing going on!
grandma wanted a printer and some office stuff for her birthday. mom hooked her up with a page magnifer. i went a little nuts with the pictures! couldn't help myself! pictured: grandma, me, kevin, nick, me, auntie. enjoy. and don't mind my brother. i swear, he was born flippin the bird. ;o)

ah, good times. got some other pretty fun pics the last few days too. just being silly. will save them for a rainy day!
saw my first night of fireworks today. gonna head to beecher for the 4th. gotta figure out tomorrow. either downtown or his uncle's. decisions, decisions....