Saturday, July 21, 2007

Long time no c!

Sorry I've been gone, but we got the CONDO!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!

Boy was it a TON of work. I'll have to blog about it later. But to sum part of it up, here is my idea.
Make a website where people can list and buy real estate without meddling realtor's to cause problems. I want to call it common sense realty. It will cut all the BS out. When doing the deal comes down to me calling the seller (since my agent can't talk to her, and I can't talk to her agent), why the HECK do I have a realtor anyway?!?!?! If you have the time to steal my idea, just clue me in so I can get some credit. People without common sense will not be allowed. I'll give the tests myself if I have to. I'm at the point where we should forget medical reform, we need realty reform. CUT OUT THE MIDDLEMAN!!! (Funny how that works for BOTH problems!).

But what it boils down to is that we have our condo, and I LOVE it. I love the appliances, I love the floor, I love the location, I love pressing the button to open the gate to let me in the complex, and I love driving around the area to figure things out. YAY Houston!

Here's a lit of what I've done and what I need to do:
Scrubbed tile and bleached grout in kitchen
Unpacked all boxes
Bought sheets for sleeper sofa
Bought coffee table from Ikea
Bought drapes for bedroom (maroon and cute!)
Chose colors to paint kitchen, cabinets, and bedroom
Put shade sconce thingies on lights above sink in bathroom

Need to do:
Rekey the locks
Paint kitchen
Paint cabinets
Paint bedroom
Paint bathroom
Put coffee table from Ikea together
Mail in change of address form
Put insulation around freon line (strange I know)
Organize desk
Set up cable internet

That's all I can think of for now. YAY condo!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Since I just posted about Wimbledon, I thought I would put this pic up. If you didn't hear, there was a lot of rain over there so they had to keep closing the courts and delaying the games. I guess this pic happened while they were leaving the court when rain started coming down. (or maybe they saw lightning. Either way they had to close the court and that is the premise of this pic)

Hey, don't you guys love tennis?
(from CollegeHumor)

Saturday, July 7, 2007

GO Team!

I've been watching Wimbledon pretty much this whole week, mostly because it is what has been on ALL DAY, but I really enjoy watching tennis so that is ok. I love it because they are so proper at Wimbledon. It isn't the women's and men's tennis matches, it is the ladies and gentleman's games. So cute! And their British accents calling the game. I love it. And I love that Venus Williams won. YAY AMERICA! I'll be watching tomorrow to see who wins the Gentlemen's final. I think I'm rooting for Roger Federer because geeze, he could be the greatest player EVER!!! And it would let him have won it for 5 straight years and that is cool. Plus I wanted Andy Roddick to win and since he can't, Federer may as well. Though Nadal is good, and young, and it would be cool for him to win. (even thought I totally think Djokovic could have beat him if his poor food hadn't gotten all infected and nasty).

And in another victory for America, we took back the hotdog eating championship. YAY AMERICA!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Sad little Birdie

It has been raining. A LOT. It has been raining so much I've been trying to find out who is building the ark in our area. It is ridiculous. Unfortunately, a little birdie in my backyard has become a casualty of the incessant rain. Here is this little birdie's story.

The boyfriend and I let the dog out to potty. When Bella got done, she came back on the porch and started sniffing something. At first we thought it was just another bug that she wanted to play with. (and by play I mean paw to death, accidentally of course). I told her to leave it and to come in when I realized it wasn't a bug, it was a baby bird! I felt really bad that it was outside all alone in the wetness so we brought out a towel to try to give it some bedding and we put out some bread so that it could eat.

The next day we kept checking on it to make sure the dog didn't step on it or eat it, and as it tried to dry out, the boyfriend finally tried to poke it and that made it fly away. HELLO BIRDIE!!! YOU SHOULD HAVE FLOWN AWAY LIKE YESTERDAY! Well birdie ended up on the roof. And what happened that evening. It rained. A LOT. Birdie fell/slid of the roof. We found her and I knew it didn't look good. The boyfriend thought we could get it to eat and get its strength up, but I really doubted it. I just couldn't let the birdie be outside in the cold, alone, to die. So we brought Birdie in and put her in a box with a bottle cap of very wet bread and a paper towel and put her in the garage.

In the morning I went to check on Birdie, and sadly she (he?) didn't make it through the night. I put her outside and when the boyfriend got home, he took care of it. (In my mind the birdie is buried next to this Christmasy tree in the backyard). I hope you were at least warm little birdie.

Oh and did I mention. I HATE BIRDS!! They are annoying, they make a lot of noise, the poop/pee EVERYWHERE (they actually don't pee, they excrete a non water soluble uric acid along with other solidish waste, which is different that the water soluble true pee urea that people let out), and I generally dislike them. A lot. GAH! But I am a sucker. And it was a baby. And it was alone (no mommy ever came for it, I watched) wet, cold, and hungry.

And have a fabulous 4th of July. God bless America. WHOOP!