Monday, March 31, 2008

The Hammer

Just used our free movie tickets on The Hammer with Adam Corolla.
I just want to say I am SO GLAD it was free. It was horribly boring. What's that you haven't heard of it? Don't worry your not missing anything.

Spring Cleaning

I have been doing some spring cleaning. Mostly cleaning out things and getting rid of, organizing, and labeling all the stuff we have. I have found that there are some thing I definitely don't need to be buying anytime soon.

Envelopes: White, colored, big, small. I have all kinds.
Post-its: I have every size you can imagine.
File Folders: I am all about keeping and organizing important documents, but this is a little out of hand.
Note Cards: Like 3x5 cards. Like the ones you used to use in school all the time. I am prepared not just for one test, but 3 or 4 SAT's.

Excuse me...

Dear Lady at Target writing a check,

Really!?

Target Customer,

Ryanne

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Speaking of Goals

When I got dressed for work today I put a pair of jeans on that is a size smaller than what I have been wearing.
One
Step
At
A
Time!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Amazing!


Today I went to Target for the first time this week.
If you know me at all that is a really big deal for me.

The Classics

I saw (stole) this on Josh's blog. I was interested to see how many I had done. 29 out of 100 - horrible. Maybe if I was normal and had seen any of the Star Wars movies or even the Godfather movies I would have be a littl closer to half. Atleast I kick butt in Scene It!

The American Film Institute's 2007 list of the top-100 American movies:
1. Citizen Kane, 1941
2. The Godfather, 1972
3. Casablanca, 1942
4. Raging Bull, 1980
5. Singin' in the Rain, 1952
6. Gone With the Wind, 1939
7. Lawrence of Arabia, 1962
8. Schindler's List, 1993
9. Vertigo, 1958
10. The Wizard of Oz, 1939
11. City Lights, 1931
12. The Searchers, 1956
13. Star Wars, 1977
14. Psycho, 1960
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968
16. Sunset Blvd., 1950
17. The Graduate, 1967
18. The General, 1927
19. On the Waterfront, 1954
20. It's a Wonderful Life, 1946
21. Chinatown, 1974
22. Some Like It Hot, 1959
23. The Grapes of Wrath, 1940
24. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1982
25. To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962
26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939
27. High Noon, 1952
28. All About Eve, 1950
29. Double Indemnity, 1944
30. Apocalypse Now, 1979
31. The Maltese Falcon, 1941
32. The Godfather Part II, 1974
33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975
34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937
35. Annie Hall, 1977
36. The Bridge on the River Kwai, 1957
37. The Best Years of Our Lives, 1946
38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948
39. Dr. Strangelove, 1964
40. The Sound of Music, 1965
41. King Kong, 1933
42. Bonnie and Clyde, 1967
43. Midnight Cowboy, 1969
44. The Philadelphia Story, 1940
45. Shane, 1953
46. It Happened One Night, 1934
47. A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951
48. Rear Window, 1954
49. Intolerance, 1916
50. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001
51. West Side Story, 1961
52. Taxi Driver, 1976
53. The Deer Hunter, 1978
54. M-A-S-H, 1970
55. North by Northwest, 1959
56. Jaws, 1975
57. Rocky, 1976
58. The Gold Rush, 1925
59. Nashville, 1975
60. Duck Soup, 1933
61. Sullivan's Travels, 1941
62. American Graffiti, 1973
63. Cabaret, 1972
64. Network, 1976
65. The African Queen, 1951
66. Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981
67. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966
68. Unforgiven, 1992
69. Tootsie, 1982
70. A Clockwork Orange, 1971
71. Saving Private Ryan, 1998
72. The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
73. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969
74. The Silence of the Lambs, 1991
75. In the Heat of the Night, 1967
76. Forrest Gump, 1994
77. All the President's Men, 1976
78. Modern Times, 1936
79. The Wild Bunch, 1969
80. The Apartment, 1960
81. Spartacus, 1960
82. Sunrise, 1927
83. Titanic, 1997
84. Easy Rider, 1969
85. A Night at the Opera, 1935
86. Platoon, 1986
87. 12 Angry Men, 1957
88. Bringing Up Baby, 1938
89. The Sixth Sense, 1999
90. Swing Time, 1936
91. Sophie's Choice, 1982
92. Goodfellas, 1990
93. The French Connection, 1971
94. Pulp Fiction, 1994
95. The Last Picture Show, 1971
96. Do the Right Thing, 1989
97. Blade Runner, 1982
98. Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1942
99. Toy Story, 1995
100. Ben-Hur, 1959.

Dictionary.com word of the day on my iGoogle

hullabaloo: a confused noise; uproar.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

I got new glasses


They are a little thick on one side. Looks like I definetly inherited my mom's side of the family when it comes to horrible vision. It nice to give my eyes a break from contacts, but it is really hard to put on make-up when your face isn't in focus.

This is my view at work all day long...


I love my window...and my cute desk...sometimes I even see crazy things happen outside my window.

Monday Funday

I usually have Monday off, but it is ALWAYS fun when other people I love to spend time with have the day off. We took a mini road trip to Del Mar this Monday.

We played around on the beach...




Then we went up to grassy area to lay around and throw Frisbees and footballs. Allison made an amazing discovery of an Easter egg in a tree that contained a pirate patch. Zack was in love with it, and since it was a little small for his face he turned it into a tattoo on his leg.

After all the fun we were hungry so we headed over to Milton's for a delicious meal! It was such a fun day!




Using my blog as a resource...

The other day I had to prove that I had a meeting with someone in a totally different month then they were claiming. I knew I had written a blog about it. So I looked it up on my blog. And there it was in August instead of December like they were insisting. Thank you blog for being another resource in my life.

So the Witts are moving...

Not out of state.

Or even out of the city of Rancho Santa Margarita.

And not even until August.

But it is really exciting!

Details to follow as the time gets closer.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The New Real Housewives


So the housewives of New York City have entered into my home through my DVR. I am not sure I love it, but of course I am going to watch every episode (probably a couple of times). Of course I miss the familiarity of all the Orange County locations.

I am sure the OC Housewives weren't that nice, but at least they tried to hide it. What is with these NY Housewives...they are so caddy and mean to each other.

Let's evaluate them (starting from the left in the photo above).
Ramona: You are mean and feisty and you are not very nice to your husband. Also, if you raised kid to be conservative don't be mad at her when she doesn't like your slutty outfit.

Jill: She seems nice. She has a great sense of humor.

LuAnn: My favorite! She is a Countess. She seems the most down to earth, everyone really wants to be her friend, and wants her at their events. AND she calls her husband The Count. How great is that?

Bethenny: Are you a housewife? You don't have a husband or kids. I am confused.

Alex: Seriously? Your that in love with your husband that much? I mean I really love my husband, but you two are weird. Also...newsflash your husband is French - you are not.

I am more interested in the kids of the Housewives because it is like real life Gossip Girls. Bravo you have fan in Ryanne Witt.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

So I got a flat tire today...

Today Alanna, Jamie, Katie, Allison and I were on our way to lunch and a guy pulled up next to me and told me that my tire was flat. My car was driving totally fine - it was so weird. I called AAA to come and fix it (Julie...please don't be disappointed in my non-ability in changing tires!) Luckily we were close enough to our lunch destination so we could eat while we waited for the tow truck.

We got a call saying the tow truck had arrived, but much to our dismay another twenty minutes passed by before our help arrived...so we had to wait!


It was an adventure to say the least! And our quick lunch was a two hour lunch, but we had fun!




I guess this one will do...

So I searched and searched for the Hurley bag, and I can't find it anywhere. I even had some people offer to help, but I couldn't even find a picture to send to my sleuth friends. I decided that my Husband's generosity with the earned bag due to Lean Cuisines was only going to last so long...so I decided to choose a new bag. I am actually really excited about my new computer bag (I might even like it better than my original find...and this is an actual computer bag)! Zappos said it would take 4 0r 5 business days to arrive. Then of course they sent me an email letting me know I was a valued customer so they decided to overnight the bag to me at no cost. Even if it is cheesy marketing - they have a loyal customer in me! It should be here tomorrow or Friday!

Don't you love those two giant pockets?!

It's Almost Easter!



Virgania Horsen's Hot Air Balloon Rides

I am not really the type to re-watch a bit on tv, but Virgania Horsen really got to me. I am sure I have watched six or seven times on my tv and a couple more on the computer. I couldn't find a video to post...so this is the best I could offer!

Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Bad news guys...bad news

So today I ate my last lunch towards my new brown Hurley Audrey Tote. However, when I went online to make the purchase - it was nowhere to be found. I did my best Veronica Mars impersonation and tried to see if anywhere was selling it, but I came up empty handed. I will keep looking, and hoping, and wishing. If you think you find it...let me know!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Jerry's Wood Fired Dogs

Jonathan, Josh, and I decided to hit up a spot we had heard about for lunch. We headed Jerry's in Ladera Ranch and had a delicious lunch. You order your hot dog, sausage, or hamburger of your choice. Then when they call your number you tell them what sauces and toppings you want. Anything you want and as much as you want. Even though it is a little hidden there were a ton of people. I would recommend going there on a weeknight...and I would recommend the Cleveland Stadium Mustard.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Who doesn't love free money?

I got a letter from the IRS yesterday informing me that President Bush's Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 had been passed. They are going to send Jonathan and I up to $1200 to spend frivolously and put back into the economy to stimulate it. Since we received I keep asking Jonathan "Can we buy ________?"

Here are some of my requests:
Apple TV







Pizza










A new Couch







(Please note: Not this couch)

How will you spend your free money?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Eye Doctor

Yesterday I made an appointment to go to the Optometrist to get a new prescription for glasses and contacts. Today I dismissed a reminder in my Outlook that was 28 weeks overdue that said "Make appointment at optometrist".

I knew I would get to it eventually.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New Blog: Photoshop Disasters

Through another blog (of a complete stranger) I heard about Photoshop Disasters a new blog...that is exactly like what it's title says. I am not promising everything is PG-13 on it.

This one is my favorite so far...

I heart Audrey


How can you not love her? Seriously...I kind of want to be her.
She had a pet fawn, and she did everything with the fawn...even went grocery shopping.

March 12th is...

National Workplace Napping Day.
Spread the word...and do your part.

Parking Meters with Credit Card Slots

What will they think of next?

My house is dirty...

I just want to put it out there. I was reminded of this as I swept my floor on Monday.


The truth is just thinking about the laundry I do every Monday can sometimes overwhelm me. I am not a fan of vacuuming, dusting, or sweeping. My best friend is a Clorox Bleach Wipe. The thing is, unless I am naive, I don't think people are disgusted by my house. I think I do a pretty good job of pretending that it is clean. And even though there is dirt in my house there is also a lot of other things. There is love. There is full refrigerator. There is entertainment. There is a place to sleep for anyone who needs a place to stay. There is always an open door to visitors. The best part of my house being kind of dirty is that I am always ok when people come over...announced or unannounced. I don't feel like I have anything to hide or like they are expecting something different or even like I need to pick up before they get here. You just need to know that what you see is what you get, and if there are dishes in the sink...well...it has just been one of those weeks.

Monday, March 10, 2008

I Heart Target

Reasons I like shopping at the Foothill Ranch Target (a.k.a. My Target) rather than the Target in RSM.

1. No matter the day or the time of day there are always so many people there. It is like they are giving away free stuff, but no one wants to tell me about it.

2. They are ALWAYS restocking shelves when I am in there. I mean ALWAYS. So the aisles are hard to get down. AND they are always out of the things I need...so annoying.

3. It is really hot. Even when it is raining outside it is so hot in there, it is like there is no ventilation.

4. People write checks there. Welcome to the 21st Century. That thing in your wallet is called a debit card, and it does the same thing as a check, except with out the use of a pen. Also, if you use the excuse that you would rather keep track in your checkbook so you can balance it...let me introduce you to a little thing called Online Banking. And why we are at it let me say this. You know you have a cell phone. You know that you carry it everywhere - it is not a car phone...those stay in your cars. So therefore in a movie or meeting please turn your ringer off.

I Heart Ultra Thin Retractable Sharpies

I figured out another reason to love the new Ultra Thin Retractable Sharpies today. David Beckham is an endorser of them. If you know me...you know I love the anything the Beckhams do!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Flea Markets

So I have been reading lots of blogs about design and home decorating lately, and I decided that I want to maybe start shopping at some flea markets. I am kind of scared, because you kind have to be good at bargaining, and I don't know if that is one of my strengths.

Here are the ones that I have heard of that are supposed to be pretty good. Of course most of them are in the LA area, but they might be worth the drive:

Melrose Trading Post
Sundays: 9am to 5pm
$2 admission

Pasadena City College Flea Market
1st Sunday of the month - 8am to 3pm
FREE

Rose Bowl Flea Market
2nd Sunday of the month - 9am to 3pm
$8 admission
(This one is huge...it has 2500 vendors)

Long Beach Antique Market
3rd Sunday of the month - 6:30am to 3 pm
$5 admission

Santa Monica Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market
4th Sunday of the month - 8:30 am to 3pm
$5 admission

Wanna come?

Good news or bad news...I can't decide.

So I guess Paul Frank is going to lay of 90 people by November. That is really sad for those employees. Do you just wait to get laid off or hope you are one of the twelve to stay on?

Also, secretly I dream about working at Paul Frank or Google...I have no idea what I would do at either company, but I am sure they would benefit from having me there.

The reason they are doing that is because they are now going to be licensed merchandise. Which means potentially they will be a sell out company to bigger stores and easier to get. I can't decide if that is good news or bad news. Bad news...some of the charm of Paul Frank is not everyone knows what it is. Good news...I won't have to worry about dropping food on my $30 t-shirts anymore.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Lean Cuisines Really Do Equal Free Stuff

Today Jonathan and I made a run to the grocery store for our weekly stock up of Lean Cuisines, and when the cashier was done ringing us up she said with much excitement, "Guess what? You get two free movie tickets." They are having a promotion and whoever buys $30 of frozen foods gets movies tickets. So great! Those Lean Cuisines are really paying off!



FYI: I have one lunch towards the Hurley bag...but I am planning on putting a big "X" over three more numbers by the end of this week!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Friendship

This is my friend.
Some call her Courtney.
I call her Nils.
You can call her Nils too.

Today she drove by me in a dark parking lot with lots of people and cars today. I yelled.

"NILS!"

She stopped, and stuck her head out the window and said, "Nils?"

I LOVE that she heard me!

I think this is brilliant...


Milton's Multi-Grain Bread

One thing you should know about the Witt family is we go through a loaf of bread a week AND we only eat one kind of bread. Milton's Multi-Grain Bread is our bread of choice, and we buy it every week. If for some reason they are out of it at the store, then we don't buy bread that week.
We were driving home this weekend from San Diego, and we decided to stop for lunch...I chose Del Mar because I kind of know the area. As we got off the freeway I immediately started getting excited because of what I was seeing.
A freaking Milton's Restaurant. The real deal. We had to go there. When they sat us at the waiter asked if we would like to start our meal with pickles and bread. Sure! Might as well.

It was delicious. I had a rueben (I LOVE sauerkraut) and Jonathan had a pulled pork sandwich. It was delicious and we will definetly be going back, even if the mini road trip is just for that reason. We also left with some other delicious treats...it was the perfect ending to the weekend off.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Weekend Off

I had this weekend off so Jonathan planned a little getaway to San Diego. We left Saturday afternoon, and checked into our hotel. We stayed in a hotel right in the middle of downtown. The hotel used to be an old bank so it was cool how they incorporated all the old stuff into the new purpose of the building. All of the rooms used to be offices, and there was a conference room where the safety deposit boxes are. It was very cool. On Sunday after sleeping in we headed out for the day. We had some old Sea World tickets that someone had given us awhile back so it only cost us $10 for parking to get into the park. Which two hours later when we had seen all the sea animals we wanted to see and were ready to go - we were more than happy that we hadn't paid $50 a piece to get in. We didn't wait in line for one ride or watch one show. We just ate lunch and walked through all the animal exhibits. Favorites: Penguins, Sharks, and Walruses. (Note: These are not the animal pictured)
Since we had planned on being gone for the rest of the day we headed over to the mall to walk around and see a movie. It was so nice to have nothing to do, and make up our own agenda as we went along.

I love my job...but I also love weekends off.