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2012 in review

31 Dec

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog!

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


The end of this year has been crazy with all of my Christmas events going on but I will be back after the New Year to post more and to keep you entertained!  Love y’all!  Thanks for reading!

Miss Universe 2012

20 Dec

Did anyone else watch the Miss Universe Pageant last night?

I did, and like any good girlfriend, I texted Joseph and told him it was on so he could ogle the gorgeous women and predict the winner on looks alone, like every other male.

My favorites at the beginning were:

Miss Australia

Miss Venezuela

Miss USA

Miss France

Joseph’s were the same if you switch out Miss Venezuela for Miss Russia

Joseph’s absolute favorite was Australia…is anyone surprised?  It was the only blonde out of the ones he liked and he prefers blondes…I wonder if he’s noticed I’m a brunette yet?

Miss USA won – yay America.

Obviously I was cheering for Miss USA but to be honest, I was not impressed with her at all.  I didn’t think she deserved to be in the top 5, much less the winner.  I did not like her evening gown, her answer wasn’t great and she tripped while walking in her gown…I mean, she didn’t fall but she stumbled and didn’t smile afterwards so you could tell it effected her.  Not impressed.

Miss Venezuela (who reminded me of Sophia Vergara but maybe it was just the green dress with dark hair) should have gotten 4th runner-up after she answered her question.  It’s great that she tried to do it in English instead of Spanish but she made no sense whatsoever and it was incredibly it here.  In her defense, she tried and opted to not use a translator, unlike Miss Brazil, but it was awkward and you could tell that she was uncomfortable.  Reminded me a bit of South Carolina in the Miss Teen USA pageant and who could forget that?!

South Carolina

South Carolina
In case you did forget, watch it again.

I think Miss Philippines had the best answer and I really thought she was going to win after that…but I didn’t like her…well, it has nothing to do with her…I just hate the Philippines because we outsource to Manila at work and it makes me want to punch babies because it’s so aggravating.  I’m sure she isn’t a specific one that personally angers me on a daily basis, but sorry, she’s guilty by association.

Miss USA hasn’t taken the title for Miss Universe since 1997 so it’s nice that it has been brought back to America but it made me think that 1) it was rigged and 2) the judges had no idea what they were talking about and were not qualified to be judges…but either way,

Congratulations, Olivia, on becoming Miss Universe 2012.

7 More Days

18 Dec

Christmas is in 7 days – just 1 week!

Countdown til Christmas

(That is given that the world does not end on Friday…)

Have you finished all of your shopping?  I still have a few little things to get, like stocking-stuffers and a few gift cards, but for the most part, I am done.  I have quite a bit of gift wrapping left to do, but hopefully that won’t take up too much time.

I always think Christmas kind of sneaks up on me each year but this year it seemed extra sneaky!  Does anyone else think that, too?  It is kinda frightening how fast this year has seemed to me.  Everyone keeps telling me that it only gets faster each year which is terrifying because I feel like I can hardly remember things from this year!  If it goes any faster I will miss the whole thing!

I will be running around like crazy over the next 2 weeks but I will try to post on here as much as I can.  Between the Christmas gatherings (we have had one with Joseph’s family already but still have 5 more to do…) and remodeling of our kitchen – which is what Mom wanted for Christmas – I will be a pretty busy girl.

Oh, and Joseph and I are going to see Trans Siberian Orchestra perform on Friday!

Here’s a few videos of them:

Christmas Canon

A Mad Russian’s Christmas

And of course the one you see on all the houses with light shows : Carol of the Bells

We have heard so many amazing things about TSO performances and Joseph and I are SO excited!  When we listen to them in the car we both like to pretend to play the instruments or conduct the music – neither of which do we actually know how to do but that’s not the point.

I will most definitely be writing a post about that experience so stay tuned!

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