Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Yesterday, I got Turbo Tax in the mail from my dad. I get home, grab my laptop and I’m stoked to load the program and get my taxes done and filed. Turbo Tax copies into my applications folder. I double click, nothing happens. I repeat this process several times before calling Rachel to see if she had problems loading it on her computer. Nope, she did it at the parents house and didn’t even put it on her own computer. Darn. Talk to Tdawg. He doesn’t know why I can’t open the program. Then I asked him to look and see what the operating system requirements are. Bingo. For MAC OS X 10.4.0 and above. Yep. I have MAC OS X 10.3.9. Of course. My computer is getting to be junk. I can’t even update my iPod on my iBook b/c my operating system is too old. Bummer.

Next step, I loaded the Turbo Tax program onto my work laptop and was in good shape. This morning, I mailed off my tax return and feel great that it’s finished. I’m even more excited about this extra tax break we are allegedly getting in May. This will really help with the plans for our cross country road trip!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Fat Friday Check

Well, I took a few steps back in the weight department. On a positive note though, I actually did a little jogging this week. I jogged after work Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. This is also an attempt to get myself to leave work a little earlier...a somewhat normal time. Plus, I was Swoop on Thursday before I jogged, so that's a little extra sweat. Even if I gained a little weight, I'm still happy about trying to get back in the swing of things.

x - 0.5

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Here you have it

I played video games last night. I tried to play Lego Star Wars and Guitar Hero. I also tried Guitar Hero at Christmas with our cousins. John seems very eager that everyone know this information b/c I’m not a huge fan of video games and generally think they are stupid.

Rachel has posted about this also recently, but let me give my perspective. I don’t understand video games. I’ve never been good at them and never had any experience with them. Our family never had any video games, so I didn’t grow up around them. When I have the controller in my hand, I am clueless on what I’m supposed to do. Last night, I could barely move the little lego guy around the screen and just got all jumbled up when trying to jump, swing a light saber, and use The Force. It’s a pretty pathetic sight and probably very frustrating for someone who can actually operate through a video game. Guitar Hero was a little bit better, maybe b/c I have somewhat of a music background. I still have a hard time though, since you aren’t really playing the melody and it’s sometimes hard to hear the part of your particular guitar.

I guess I can see how these things can become addictive and time consuming. Mostly, I would rather spend my time with other forms of entertainment, but it was fun to play a little bit last night. I definitely still don’t like the war games where people are brutally shot down with machine guns.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Fat Check

OK. I'm going to join Rachel in the Friday Fat Check posts. I'm going to have my "x" be my highest weight since Christmas and just go from there. My goal is to lose about 25 pounds this year. I hope that it's possible. I guess we are going to start another competition, but I have to be serious about it this time.

x - 2

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

This year for Valentine's Day I got two stuffed giraffes and two dozen roses from someone that I love and who loves me back. That definitely beats last year when I received one dozen roses from some creepy older Chinese man that I was not and am attracted to whatsoever. It's cute to have a guy that is more excited about Valentine's Day than I am. Thank you John, I love you! (sorry if that is too sappy)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

cross country road trip

it's finally happening and i'm so excited! below, i will list the tentative plans and over the next few months, hopefully, i will give more details and plans as we get closer. Sweet!

July 2 – prep day
July 3 – St. Louis, Kansas
July 4 – Kansas, Colorado
July 5 – Colorado

this is a picture of Chester Copperpot....aKa Kramer.
July 6 – Colorado
July 7 – Colorado
July 8 – Utah
July 9 – Utah
July 10 – Las Vegas
July 11 – Las Vegas
July 12 – Arizona
July 13 – California
July 14 – California
July 15 – Arizona
July 16 – Arizona
July 17 – Colorado
July 18 – New Mexico, Texas
July 19 – Oklahoma, Arkansas
July 20 – Tennessee
July 21 – Kentucky, Ohio
July 22 – Day of rest
July 23 – Day of recovery

Monday, February 11, 2008

not giving up

no, i'm not giving up, though maybe i should. i now have a digital camera, so i should try to post more pictures.

this is the first picture i took with my camera. here is my dad wearing his new headlamp. i still think it's a pretty funny picture. haha.