Friday, September 7, 2012

The week in rants, raves and randoms.

  • Dobby chewed up one of my camera lens caps that I irresponsibly accidentally left laying on the coffee table. Off to the time-out crate for you, tiny dog! 
  • You know those movie scenes where the lovably forgetful character leaves his coffee thermos on the top of his car then climbs inside and unknowingly drives away, leaving the thermos to splatter across the road? Apparently, Ryan was meant for the movies. Bye bye, coffee thermos. He's also done this with a pair of shoes. 
  • I burnt my arm on the top of the oven trying to juggle my Mexican casserole between two comically gigantic oven mitts. The casserole was yummy, but I definitely prefer my flesh un-charred. 
  • The treadmill at our gym has decided to play a sick game where, sporadically, it shuts off while you're using it, causing you to lurch forward, slam your body into the display panel and spill your water. But it only does this when I'm running, never when I'm walking. A treadmill that encourages you to take it easy...I'm pretty sure that's an oxymoron. 
  • On Wednesday I went to our new doctor for a check up and those sneaky, sneaky medical folks tricked me into getting a pap smear while I was there. Fabulous. I love meeting new people when I'm not wearing pants.  
  • This week I sent out my very first query letter, pitching my finished novel to a publishing agent. Since sending out said letter, I have checked my email approximately 975 times. To say that I'm nervous would be a gross understatement.
  • I'm starting to feel better, though the doctor did absolutely nothing to aid in the "getting better" process. Perhaps her presence scared off my symptoms? I'll never know. 
  • We just planned a sweet camping trip to Big Bear for the first weekend in October! I have a feeling I may be getting in over my head (up in the mountains in October? Yes, let's all freeze to death, please), but I'm excited about it none the less! 

  • Snooki is now a mother. I fully expect the world to end any second now. 
  • Have a great weekend!


  1. How could you give that face a time out? lol she is naughty but adorable!
    Congrats on the pitch, best of luck :)

    I feel the same way about the whole snooki thing. the fact that she got a spin off was just TOO MUCH!

    - kelsey

  2. I recently burnt my arm on the oven door too! I feel your pain..literally.

    I hope your novel gets published and you become a famous author!! :) I promise I'll do my best to spread your popularity by choosing your book as our book club pick {that will spread your popularity to at least 3 more people}!

  3. I am notorious for burning myself cooking! I mean like ALL the time. Ugh, hate it. Congrats on pitching your novel! Can't wait to hear what they say! Happy Friday!


  4. I'm equally concerned about the world ending now that Snooki is a mama...Eek!

    The Glossy Life

  5. That looks like a lot of puggy remorse right there! Yay for your pitch letter... enjoy the process and don't let yourself get too stressed out!

  6. I feel like we lead the same life. Stuff like that is ALWAYS happening to me. Good luck with your pitch!

  7. good luck with the pitch! I can't imagine how terrifying and exciting that feels like!

  8. haha, i always say being sick is psychological. i'll go to the doc and feel better walking out...and i haven't even picked up my prescriptions yet!

    be careful on that treadmill!!


  9. All I want for you is your book to be a success!!! I'd love to be one of the first to read your novel!!! I'm so excited :)

  10. Love this post and camping in Big Bear sounds really fun! I just wanted to stop by and say hello since I'm co-hosting Sunday's link-up w/ you and Jessica...looking forward to it! :)

  11. I once left the cap to my gas tank on my car and drove off but when I turned into the road I somehow noticed it flew off so I stopped my car in the middle of the road and ran out to pick up the cap and put it back on

  12. Once I was baking and microwaved syrup and for some stupid reason decided it wouldn't be hot and picked it up with my hand. Result - 3rd degree burns between my fingers and basically no use of that hand for 2 weeks. Ouchie.

    Good luck with your novel sub! You know we will all buy your book in a heartbeat.

    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

  13. hi there! i havent popped over to say hi in a while so i figured i would do so :) you are too cute and hilarious as always. can you believe snooks is a mom?? not gunna lie but i kinda wish they would make a reality show about it.... and frankly im kind of shocked they havent already haha!

  14. Hey Andrea!
    I've decided to come out of the creeper closet!
    I've been reading your blog for months. Looks like you and Ryan are doing great. :)
    Kyle and I are in NYC now and I've loved seeing how another couple from good ol' Mexico is doing out in the big kid world.
    I'll try to not be such a creeper from now on. haha

    Leeann (Peck) Lichtenberger

  15. You are so funny and positive!!
    I swear your dog knows what she's doing with those huge sad eyes i just want to hug and cuddle her even though she's been naughty ahah
    Best, best, best of luck with your novel!!


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