Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Thankful List

Today at work we wrote what we were thankful for on the breakroom wall for the PIZZA LUNCH SESSION ala Thanksgiving.
I kept it simple... I am thankful for.... "Harry Potter: The Boy Who Lived"
I might have signed the bottom <3 Kelsey Weasley

But today, my friends, I am going to give you a more realistic list of things I am thankful for on this Thanksgiving eve:

1. Getting off of work at 2 PM to help my mom cook
2. A mechanic that doesn't rip me off
3. Two cars
4. Black Friday Sales at Sports Authority
5. New friends who keep me entertained and entertaining my new friends
6. Heaters and fathers in law who know how to light pilot lights within them
7. Crafty moms
8. A husband who shaves his face because you said that you wish he had a smooth face like "that guy in the commercial we just watched"
9. Scarves
10. American Eagle Jeans and Converse tennis shoes (where would I be without you?)
11. The internet and my mac laptop
12. Gift cards
13. A church full of people who already know me
14. Christmas music stations on Pandora
15. Voicemail - I hate picking up my cell phone and speaking - hate it, hate it, hate it
16. Long Johns
17. Good books and a bedside lamp
18. Hugs right before I close my eyes at night and the minute I wake up in the morning
19. Food on the table, a roof over my head, money to live on
20. My current job and my new job and all my future endeavors
21. Movies and Comedy Routines
22. Three new sisters and one new brother (kinda new, right?)
23. Two new parents
24. A brand new massive family to be a part of

Happy 24th everyone,


Monday, November 22, 2010

Something to Love Saturday #14


Two rules for family parties:
#1 - Don't allow photos (see below)
#2 - Invite people who will show up


Friday, November 19, 2010

If I could Marry a Movie

I'd probably decide on the Harry Potter films. Seriously. If this was an option on the marriage license form I'd check that box. I'd make sure to use blue or black ink. And I'd definitely change my last name to Weasley.  
Kelsey Weasley
See... it's not too far fetched. 

I had this idea to make shirts for the premier last night (Don't call it a premier in front of Jacqueline - she will tell you it's called "An Opening" in her best devil voice) so I went by Michael's and picked up three red shirts for me, Jacqueline, and Natalie. Red is for Gryffindor in case you didn't know.

So we got out Renee's freezer paper and a pencil and some paint and an iron and how many times am I going to say the word 'and'?!

We had some good ideas planned... such as:

"I'm ready for my acceptance letter Dumbledore"
"Team Potter"
"Hogwarts Class of 2010"

the list goes on... but we got super lazy and ended up with a thunderbolt and H P. How sad is that? The surprising thing is that very few people were decked out for the movie. We did see a kid with a Gryffindor scarf and a matching DENIM EMBROIDERED Gryffindor jacket, however, and IT.SERIOUSLY.MADE.MY.NIGHT
We trusted Joe to take a group photo of us and the photo you see above is what we were given. Never again Joe, never again.

Me, Jacqueline and Natalie
Last night we found out that Harry's middle name is skyline. interesting, right?! But really... you get up there and change all the letters on the marquee except the middle line?! WHY?!?!

This is the best photo we could get of miss Mary. She loves to pose for photos. Just not the ones we take.
We were those people who won't stop taking photos even in the theater. The people everyone else wants to kill. The people who get shushed throughout the entire movie for whispering too loudly. Yep, that was us.
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live," Albus Dumbledore
I plan on dreaming tonight because I'm running on three hours of sleep thanks to this movie "opening" - you never know though, I might just start the books over again. 
I'm a sicko


Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Second Year

Happy blog-a-versary to me
Happy blog-a-versary to me
Happy blog-a-versary to meeeeeeeeee
Happy blog-a-versary to me

Today marks the second year of Harbor Cottage. If you know me at all you know that I typically quit, give up on, or simply forget about most of the brilliant ideas that I come up with. However, this brilliant idea has lasted 730 whole days! This is my 405th post. Yahoo!

In the coming year there are some things I'd like to work on:
First, I'm thinking about the possibility of my own domain but that probably won't happen simply because Blogger hasn't screwed me over yet. Once they do - we'll talk.
Second, I've solicited a few worthy candidates for "guest bloggers". If I hound them enough maybe we can get some interesting posts out of them.
Third, I promise to take more, better photos and to post more, funnier stories.

My life may be simple but it keeps me entertained.
Thanks for sticking around this long,


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winning an Argument: The Easy Way

I'm pretty sure you've hit rock bottom for the night when you've just agreed to do dueling hand-stands.
What am I talking about?
Seriously. I don't even know.
All I know is that it's a normal night. We've gone for a bike ride to my parents. We've done some dishes and put away some laundry and suddenly we've decided hand-stands are a good idea.
Maybe I should back up.
We decided to watch a movie and couldn't agree on one.
I mean honestly we have at least 70 movies if not more - 80% of which can be put into the category of "stupid funny" and we're arguing? It was an easy choice - "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" - or at least that's what I thought.
Anthony proceeds to pick every stupid funny movie - that actually has depressing undertones - off the shelf.
Examples: Observe and Report, Youth in Revolt, Knocked Up, Super Bad
Now don't get me wrong. I love these movie. I live for these movies. Yes I just made that statement. But... I just wasn't in the mood for that type of movie where you're laughing along even though you know in the end this character is a total loser and seriously why hasn't he figure it out yet?

So... I proposed that we do rock paper scissors. Anthony never changes up his game so it's a sure win.
So he proposes that we see who can drink a glass of water fastest.
I know I won't win so I decline.
Anthony, you know he still has that kid eagle spirit in him, says, "Hey why don't we do hand stands and see who can do one the longest?"
I'll have you know that I was once very good at hand stands. But I do need a wall to lean against upsidedown so...
As I'm bending down to put my head on the floor I notice how absolutely filthy my kitchen floor is.. so I try the living room.. esshk! It's not much better.

I never did a handstand. And now that I think of it - I never cleaned the floors either.
Somehow though, Sarah Marshall played out on our TV that night.
I think it has something to do with me being a woman and him being a man.
I don't know, you can decide for yourself.

Moral of the story: To win an argument - be the woman in the relationship.
and.. clean your floors.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

How a Funeral turns into a Photo Shoot

My uncle Kevin is a pretty awesome photographer []so he always takes the lead and photographs our family gatherings. I thought I'd share with you guys since I can never resist sharing photos. There are quite a few of the entire family together but I haven't seen those yet. If I do get them I'll post them since those who read my blog have pretty much never seen that side of my family. 

Anyway... on to the photos:

p.s. I'm not sure why I'm in every photo but hey... I can't complain :)


The Alkaline Batteries or Something....

I went to a show on Friday with the Ant dog and Mr. Bryan Loza
It was joyous
I made great strides in the pushing and shoving area
I did not back down
It was beautiful
Anthony got a black eye somehow in the mosh pit
and Bryan's beanie was magically plopped back on his head by some dude, who knows?!
A toe may have made contact with a cement planter box and now there may be a bruised toe in my house
I dropped a hamburger patty on my jeans... and then proceeded to eat said patty
It took a special gold token to enter a Nation's bathroom
and... second gear. Enough said.

It was a good show
and now we're kind of on a concert high so... Lucero November 29th? I THINK SO!

Alkaline Trio w/ "some band I don't know they weren't too amazing - I think there was sound coming out of the speakers?"
8:00 pm show - actually started at 9:30.. interesting time management skills people
@ Oakland Metro
Friday, November 12th, 2010


Third Date

#1 - Jackass 3D
#2 - Pablo Francisco
#3 - Olive Garden

Alright people, I am fully aware of the fact that Olive Garden is not fancy. I mean they have a full bar and they have a nice little seating area but really... their chairs have rollers on the bottom. Huge, plastic wheels on the chairs. Yep, that's right. I don't know the purpose. Is it so that all the people who ate too much can literally roll themselves out the door? Now on to their booths. I fell into mine. Seriously. But I digress.... we decided that since we got an awesome gift card from Hugh for the wedding (thanks Hugh!!!) we would go out on a date last Tuesday. Pair that gift card with makeup (Thank you Candice) and a dress (thanks Mom) and bam! DATE NIGHT! Here's a tip for you though: don't eat all the food on the plate they bring you. It's a bad bad bad plan. The next morning you will feel horrible. Like... well, like you ate 12 huge raviolis... and salad.

p.s. I am not prego. I am fully aware, however, of the fact that I look like I'm shielding a large belly in this photo. What the heck?!?!
Isn't it weird when 6:00 o'clock looks like 10:00 o'clock?? Oh Fall.. how I love thee!
Our Olive Garden is conveniently located near a closed Skate Store, Framing Store, Fabric Store, hmm.. what else? A closed Movie Theater and a seasonal Halloween Store. It's VERY classy!
See how the classiness just rolls of his shoulders?
We were optimistic after eating such a big meal and realizing it was still light outside so we stopped by BevMo and invited a few friends over. Funny thing is that our food coma set in before anyone arrived. We fell asleep watching TV within minutes. So sad. So very sad.