Sunday, August 29, 2010

Michael Buble Concert

 This past weekend was very relaxing and quite enjoyable, a welcome change for both me and the hubby since we have both been incredibly busy at work lately. Friday night Kyle took me to see Michael Buble at the sports arena which was AWESOME!

Oh Michael, you don't need to fix your tie for me!

I saw him a few years ago with a friend back home when he was first starting to get really famous. This time around he was definitely more comfortable preforming. He was really engaging with the audience and very very funny! Kyle laughed when Michael poked fun at "all the husbands who were probably dragged here; no worries guys you'll have a good time, and besides that - I'm taken!" (he got engaged to his then girlfriend, Argentinean actress Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre *that's a mouthful* back in January).

Michael and Luisana, such a cute couple!

I had a great time, we had floor seats and were really close to the stage. While he was singing "All I do is Dream of you" he walked out into the audience and climbed into a platform no joke like 20 ft away from where I was and sang "Home." If any of you ladies are Buble fans you owe it to yourself to spend the $$ to go see him.

He knows what's up too. This sums up his stage presence in one quote; between songs he said; "You guys all paid top dollar to be here, and I want you guys to have a great time, this isn't a concert, it's a party. If you want to sing, sing out loud, if you want to dance, get up and dance. And if someone behind you gets all like sit down I'm trying to watch the concert, politely turn around and tell them to go f*ck themselves.


I also wanted to point out the opening band, Naturally 7. This acapella group (although I find the term acapella a little limiting for the awesome stuff that they do, so to they in fact.) They do "vocal play" and it's freaking incredible.

Check this out

Naturally 7 Wall of Sound

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What the F***?

Last night we got an e-mail from our Realtor; The seller went with another offer.

Even though we offered equally as much and changed everything they wanted us to change; even though our offer was placed a day before the second one.

Naturally, we are both devastated. I really did like this house; but more than that, I was just looking forward to ending the looking process. I was so sick and tired of spending every day off looking at houses. Since we are only going to be in San Diego for two more years we are probably going to look once or twice more, than if we still can't find anything we'll start looking into renting a bigger apartment/townhouse and waiting to buy until we move out of San Diego.

Either way it's really sad we lost this place.... :-(

On a lighter note I ordered my resistance bands for p90x today: 

Now I need the Pull-up bar and the DVDs and I'll be ready to get RIPPED!!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

News on the Homefront

So the condo we are trying to purchase is a Short Sale. For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about; a Short Sale is something that a homeowner can do (with the bank's approval) to avoid going into foreclosure. In simple terms it defines the situation where the homeowner owes more money than the current appraisal value of the house. Since the housing market took a nose dive last year short sales have become much more common, especially in the San Diego area. The particular condo in question sold for over 400,000 back in 2006, but now is worth considerably less than that (good for us!) Our offer was equal to the appraisal value (the maximum pretty much) and we have good feelings that it will go through.

The latest news we have is that our offer is being sent to the seller for approval & signatures! We are really excited to start moving into escrow (homeowners you know what we mean!) We are very aware that the escrow period, especially for a short sale, will be long and drawn out to the point of tears and loosing one's sanity. For that reason we are more than prepared to buckle down for the long haul.

I'm putting together a list of things I need to start p90x. I need a pull up bar and resistance bands or dumbbells. I want to start out with resistance bands since they are a lot more affordable; if we continue the program eventually I'll want to invest in some PowerBlocks but for now the bands will work fine for both me and my hubby ;-)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Curing up in bed with a good book.

After two long days at work I'm curing into bed with my current read.

gotta love Sookie! What are you guys reading right now?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

More Updates

It seems that my summer has been really busy, or maybe I'm just getting more lazy and it just "feels" busier than previous summers; either way I can't freaking believe that we are over halfway though August.

Here's what's been going on.

1) We put an offer in on a house, It a gorgeous and I mean GORGEOUS condo about 10 min away from where we live now. We're waiting to hear if it got approved. More on that later (I don't want to jinx anything)

2) New job change on hold. I figure that with all of the other changes happening now the last thing I want to do is change my job. I am also looking towards making myself more marketable later on in life and the ER experience is pretty much indispensable. So I will most likely be in the ER until we leave San Diego unless things really change. Whether or not its at the hospital I am currently working at remains to be seen. 

3) Workouts: I have decided after being intrigued about it for months to try the P90X workout DVD program. I told my husband about it and even though he is against "working out to the T.V." he is willing to try it with me. My birthday is next month and I want to start collecting the equipment you need (chin up bar and resistance bands) as gifts. I plan to record our progress on the blog, so stay tuned for that. I am currently using Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred and really like that so I want to keep the momentum going after that is done. Anybody have feedback about p90x?

I have had 3 days off so far this week (before you say anything know that I am working all weekend), and finally had some time to cook. I made another pot of veggie chili, roast chicken and homemade chicken soup (from the roast chix...yummm!). I got to sleep in and watch Rachel Ray with a cup of tea, my favorite thing to do on my mornings off. Now i'm having a movie night with the hubby, and the plan is in bed by 10 with my book, because 0530 comes early.

Enjoy the rest of your week and your weekend ladies!!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

US open Sand Castle Competition - Imperial Beach, CA

Sunday we went to Imperial Beach San Castle Competition. I believe it was the 38th year of this annual event and it was a really fun time. We saw on the news that the Discovery Chanel was there filming a special on the competition and they were filming it in 3-D, the first television special to be filmed in this way. We got to see the camera team while we were there and I am pretty sure that the camera they were using is worth more than my car, it was incredible! I guess I should have taken a picture of it..










This one of course was my favorite! (and it was a Canon too....awesome)


I herd rumors that sometimes they rig the sandcastles to explode at the end of the day, but not this year (bummer)

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Anybody seen this show?

 My husband and I LOVED Lost and were totally bummed when it ended. Especially because we were late jumping on the bandwagon and pretty much watched LOST and only LOST for 4 months straight and got though all 6 seasons without ever watching a show live (thank you TiVo; actually the only episode we watched live was the series finale). We went and watched the series finale at a friends house and as we were packing up to leave my husband jokingly mentioned "What are we gonna watch now that LOST is over?" My friend Suzannah immediately said, "Firefly" "um, what?"

 "you've never seen firefly!?!?!??!"

She immediately thrust the series box set into my hands and out the door we went! It took us awhile to start watching it but I must say it's a really enjoyable series. Kyle and I are about 3/4 of the way through the 14 episode series and we are really bummed that it's almost over. I guess it aired on Fox back in 2002 but it was slotted for Friday nights (the "death spot" says Suzannah's husband) and only lasted for one season before the network cancelled it. Since I have now discovered that this series has almost a cult following it's plain to see that cancelling that show was a huge mistake on the part of the network (their loss)

So if you haven't seen firefly I suggest you add it to the netflix queue. If you like the concept of Space Travel & Cowboys together with lots of witty banter thrown into the mix it's guaranteed to please!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Waiting for the other shoe to drop

I really have had a lot on my plate lately, and thus the blog will continue to suffer; but I refuse to stop posting!

Today I was on-call for my job, which means that anytime between 7am & 7pm if the ER gets busy enough that the charge nurse feels we need more help, she calls me and I have to come in. It's really the definition of "waiting for the other shoe to drop." If/when you get called in you have to get to work in 30 minutes so you can't really do anything since Murphy's Law dictates that as soon as you go anywhere or do anything that's when you get called in. So today as soon as I got settled in the couch with my laptop to update this blog and started playing Harry Potter V on books on tape; my cell phone went off; and into work I go.

I really have a love/hate relationship with my job. I tell people that some days are good; and some days are just so incredibly bad that I literally crawl home at the end of the day. I do have great respect for the doctors and nurse I work with. I have never laughed harder, had more fun, been more stressed out or more scared then I have been at this job. I love it & I hate it.

I had decided after a lot of thought that I want to stay in the ER for at least another year to get more experience. I have decided that I need to give the ER a fair shot, since I do really enjoy the work that I do. I have saved lives, literally brought a person back to life before. It's really amazing work. So I decided to put the kibosh on the L&D route for now, at least while we are still in San Diego. Not only because the only L&D jobs around here are all night positions, but that is certainly a contributing factor ;-).

Well that's all for now. Enjoy your weekend everyone!