Tuesday, December 29, 2009
My favorite thing about my iPhone is waking up each morning and reading all my stuff. I love the first ten minutes of my day being in bed still reading blogs and Twitters, checking Facebook, checking the weather at home and where all our families live, and making my moves in my Words With Friends games.
It is a fun little way to wake up and exercise my brain first thing in the morning.
Blogged from my iPhone :)
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Woke up to snow this morning! I was hoping it would come while I was here, but wasn't counting on it. It melts the second it hits the street, but I am hoping it stays until Christmas.
Of course us Californians, who left 65 degree weather yesterday, ran outside to be in the snow while all the family members who see snow all the time just looked on!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
We LOVE living in our house, but it is big - too big. It takes a lot to keep up, clean, air condition, decorate, etc. So we have decided to go from our 4 bedroom house to a 1 bedroom apartment, and we couldn't feel be more excited about it.
Inspired by the show Hoarders (are you watching this show? why are you not watching this show? set your DVR RIGHT now!) we are cleaning up and out all of our stuff. As many times that I have giggled at people who said they were going to simplify their life - that is exactly what we are hoping to do.
Next year I will be taking the less is more approach, and I am hoping 2010 will be WAY more about experiences rather than stuff.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
The view from the back up camera on the back of the car...
Ange thought it was fun to take photobooth pictures while driving, but I however want to live to see 28.
Friday, October 09, 2009
Last night was my last visit to Disneyland before my pass expires on October 10th. There are still 23 attractions on the list that I didn't get to in my year long adventure:
The First 50 Magical Years
Main Street Cinema
Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
Sailing Ship Columbia
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Enchanted Tiki Room
Disney Gallery above Pirates
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
Gadget's Go Coaster
Snow White's Scary Adventures
Storybook Land Canal Boats
Alice in Wonderland
Casey Jr. Circus Train
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Chip N Dale Tram
I will be taking advantage of getting into Disneyland for free on my birthday, and I will attempt as many of the attractions left on my list as I can. However, I am not sure even if I get to all of them if I will be eligible for The Certificate - since it is technically not within the year. Ryanne + Disneyland = Fail.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
I must admit as an avid Reality TV lover I have been riding around in my car thinking about what it would be like (read:pretending) if there was a video camera in my car. This crazy behavior hasn't been helped by the fact that after the last post some people have said they would watch The Ryanne Show.
Here is the main thing I have learned from thinking about what if the cameras (read: pretending) were in my car. I really do talk. I talk a lot...to myself. Driving in my car all by myself I make lists, have arguments with people, and think about what I want to do tomorrow, next week, next month, next year...you get the point. Apparently camera or no camera I have a lot to say that I don't get to say throughout my day.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
So far I have received coupons for my anniversary and birthday for FREE (read again: free) stuff from:
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I didn't say we have an ant problem, because I am not sure it is a problem. Just a couple of ants here and there and a lot of little lonely guys making their way across the vast of my kitchen counter or bathroom floor.
The other day I came to the sink, and my favorite glass was sitting outside of the sink. Inside was the remnants of ginger ale, and about 10 ants. There were zero ants on the outside of the glass. How the heck did they get inside there?
Yesterday I was sitting at the dining room table working and one single ant crawled across the table...all by himself. How did he get up there?
The thing is I am not complaining. We could have an ant problem. We could put down a spoon with a hint of peanut butter on it, and come back to a whole community of ants...but that is not what is happening. Instead we have a random sampling of ants in a random sampling of our house.
The problem is since these visitors showed up about a week ago every time I clean them up or kill one, for the rest of the day I feel them. They are on me. One is crawling on my back. I feel one on my leg. I have asked Jonathan three times in the last week "Is there an ant on my neck?"...there never is. I feel them on my face too, but I am too embarrassed to ask. So even though we don't have an ant problem I have a different problem...phantom ants.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The World Needs You to Do What You Love
The greatest change happens because of people that are deeply passionate,and have a great love for the work they do.
If you want to make a difference in the world, the single most important thing you can do is consciously and deliberately choose to do work that you are passionate about.
No other choice can have a greater impact on the planet, or your life.
If you’re doing work that’s boring, you probably won’t make much of an impact. You might provide people with some amount of value. Enough to pay your rent, enough to get by. But you won’t be inciting change. And you certainly won’t be inspiring others.
If you’re doing boring work, chances are you do just enough to not get fired.
But if you do work that excites you, keeps you up at night, and fulfills you… you’ll do more. You’ll give yourself to it completely. You’ll put in extra time, more energy, more passion. Because it’s worth it. It’s satisfying.
At the end of the day you’ll think: “My time was well spent today.”
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
By invented I mean it popped into my head this morning, and I am pretty sure I have never heard it before. So it could have already existed or I could have an invented a word this morning.
Are you ready for it?
Lopo (pronounced low-po): A low ponytail; a ponytail worn at the nape of the neck
These are the kinds internal dialogs that I have morning as I get ready in silence while my husband sleeps peacefully.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Here are a few on my list so far:
Amazon Kindle for iPhone
Walkee - Disneyland App
Rag Doll Blaster
Bird Watching App (Don't judge)
What are your recommendations and must haves?
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Why is she so adorable? I just love her. I often think about the one day I will meet Kristen Bell, and then I know in that moment that it will be my goal to convince her in my one minute introduction how totally funny and fun and cute I am. And what an amazing BFF I would be. And then we will exchange phone numbers and take turns going to each other houses to watch Project Runway and eat popcorn - while we decide where we are going to lunch the next day. What? A girl can dream.
One day Kristen...one day.