Sunday, September 30, 2007

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love pumpkin - let's just get that out of the way. I can not take credit for this recipe, I got it from a message board online, but they are amazing! The only thing I did differently is I used wax paper on the cookie sheet instead of greasing it, and it worked perfect. Make these now!


1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts (if you choose, I don’t use them)

Add sugar, pumpkin, oil and egg together. Then mix in flour, salt, cinnamon, baking power, soda, milk, vanilla. Add chocolate chips last (I use the chips that are mixed with white and dark chocolate) add nuts if desired.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drop on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake approximately 10 to 12 minutes. NOTE: Careful not to overcook. Cookies will be soft and moist. Leave on cookie sheet until cool to transfer to wax paper. Store your cookies in Tupperware with a piece of bread in it to keep them moist.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

No brother for Bella

Well, we decided not to get the dog. It just isn't the right time right now. I know that its the right decision, but it makes me really sad. Boo.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Big News

So it looks like we are most likely getting another doggie...

Here's the story, he is coming from a family who has decided that they don't have the time to take care of him properly anymore. We were listed on from when we got Bella and the woman contacted us about taking him. She said he is about 18 months old so that makes him almost the exact same age as Bella, and they sure do look alike. Here's the thing... his name is Beedo. I do not know why they named him that, but I'm really not a big fan. I'm not sure if you can re-name an adult dog though? Would he get it? Or will that terrible name grow on me? (Probably not...) We are still thinking it over, as the one downside is how expensive it would be to board them or travel with them, but as of right now we planning on meeting them on Saturday to see if he and Bella get along. So we will see!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

It might be a Starbucks day...

So a little background... we got a letter from the apt complex yesterday saying that from Wed-Fri this week they would be testing fire alarms from 10a-4p.  Ok, I'm not happy about it because its like the 4th time, but whatev.

So last night at 1am the fire alarms go off.  And these are no ordinary alarms... I'm convinced that they are built to make your ears bleed!  So we decide to wait it out to see if fire trucks come due to said testing the next day, thinking it could be a fluke.  Well the fire trucks came so we hauled it outside to wait for them to figure out why they went off (which had nothing to do with fire, incidentally.)  A half hour later the trucks leave so we go back to bed. 

Now, just as I am finally falling back to sleep the alarm goes off again for about 10 or 15 seconds... and this continued happening aver minute or 2 for the next half hour at least.

That's why it might be a Starbuck's day.

Justin Timberlake

Yes, we went to the Justin Timberlake concert in San Jose on Sunday and it was awesome! Its definitely a show worth seeing, even if your not a super fan or anything.  We had quite the adventure before the show, but we made it and it was very cool.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

New Amazing Find

I got this Diane Von Fursetburg (sp?) bag yesterday from Ross, a TJ Maxx type store, for 30 bucks!  The originall price tag is marked $200.  Score!
It is big enough to hold my lunch and my shoes and all the other crap I take to work.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Long time, no post.

It is so cold in my office that I just went to the bathroom for the sole purpose of washing my hands in really hot water so I could get warm.

Its fall, even here in SF, so we can turn the air conditioning down now!

Friday, September 14, 2007

My Big Dilemma

So here's the thing. I really am not into my new job. At all. Enough said. So I haven't brought any personal stuff to work yet for me desk (which is by the way shared with the night shift CSR, but we wont go there.) It's been 3 weeks though, with ZERO prospects of anything better on the horizon. Doug was trying to find me something at his company but they are trying to hire from within. So I have no options. So I'm stuck here. So do I bring all my shiz to the new job? That would make it feel permanent though, like throwing in the towel for at least the next year. But realistically, there isn't anything else... So do I throw in the towel and bring my stuff, or do I sit at an empty desk (except for the pic of the other person's kids) just in case something magically appears?

I suppose its a rhetorical question isn't it...


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Goodbye Beetle

For real this time, the Beetle is going bye bye. Since I take BART to work everyday we sold it and its going away tonight. I'll miss it, but I think I've driven it twice since I started work, and both times I very well could have taken the Jetta.

I love that we paid $1500 to get it here a month ago and now we're selling it. Ha.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Californians love their avacados, and quite frankly, I love that. I even had pizza with avacado on it the other day. That was new to me.

Between all the hills walking to and from work, and the up and down 3 flights of stairs in heels all day at work, I should have calves of steal. Instead, I just get winded. That's hot.

Maybe some pictures to come later of last weekend depending on the lazy factor tonight...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Attention BART Users:



Jealous much?

We just booked a Disney Cruise for the first weekend in November for our combined Anniversary and Christmas gifts to each other.

Hell yeah!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

I always look both ways

when crossing the street. Even if it's one way.

Mom should be proud.