Wednesday, February 25, 2009

He's a big boy now!

Happy Birthday My Love!

24 today and doesn't look a day over 30.
But seriously, he's more than I ever could have asked for and I'm so lucky to be married to him. (Baker, this is the part where you get to puke.)

I've gotten to spend 3 of his birthdays with him, and here's to at least another 5 or so.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Put on your big girl panties and deal with it

I'm sitting at work, wishing I was at home in bed with my husband. I've been working overnights since I started in August, despite the fact that they told me when I interviewed that I wouldn't have to. So I've decided to make a list of things that make this job not so bad:
* I get to wear sweatpants to work.
* I was able to watch 4 seasons of The L Word, 1 season of Californication, 1 season of 30 Rock, 2 seasons of Weeds, 1/2 a season of heroes, and a whole list of new releases.
* I actually have a well paying job in this scary economy.
* I get to spend hours reading other peoples blogs and spending time on facebook, and not feel too guilty about wasting time like that because at least I'm getting paid.
* I like the girls I'm supposed to watch (most the time).
* I get to read the celebrity mags I would never ever buy, because the girls leave them laying around. (Did you know that Hayden Panasomething and her boyfriend have broken up? Aren't you so glad you know that now? Thank you Ok! Weekly)
* Nobody is awake to see me when I do embarrassing things i.e. : I was decorating the house with streamers for one of the girl's birthdays, and I ended up falling off the chair and only slightly hurting myself.
* Thanks to the Kindle that my wonderful mother-in-law got me, I get to read and read and read.
* J-Pants got me some art supplies for my birthday, and so at work while everyone is sleeping, no one gets to see my embarrassing and less than artistic attempts.

I'm feeling a little bit better about my job...

P.S. My little brother is serving a mission in Argentina and he says that the people down there will often wear shirts with English on them, but not know what they mean. He met one old lady with a great slogan on her shirt: Put on your big girl panties and deal with it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My insides feel all jiggly

J-Pants and I have decided to do a triathlon this May. I'm fine on swimming and biking, but I hate running so that makes me a little nervous. 
In 9th grade my friend Jessie and I joined the swimming team. At our very first meet I dove in the water and my goggles fell off. I ended up finishing several minutes behind even the last person. My family was there to cheer me on but it felt humiliating. That was the last time I ever competitively swam. I love swimming but this showed me that maybe I should just stick to wave pools and lazy rivers. Either way, this time I can just go at my own pace and I should be fine, right? Right?!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Are you there Ashley? It's me, Creeper.

The other night at work my phone rang. It was 3 a.m. so I thought this was kind of weird. The caller ID said "Restricted" but I picked it up anyway. I said hello and the only response was heavy breathing. It scared the pants off of me and I had to go sit in one of the girls rooms, even though she was asleep. I tried to avoid walking past windows all night.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

So Random

That's right. I jumped on the bandwagon and did the 25 random facts about me.
1. Since I know several other Ashley Wrights and about 50 other Ashley's, I always promised myself I would give my kids cool, unique names. But now that my last name is Sefcovic I don't think I could do that. If I gave my kids the names I wanted than they would sound like terrorists and would be stopped at security any time they flew anywhere. "Mr. Ari Sefcovic, please bend over."
2. I hate snakes but watch every documentary I can DVR on them. I usually curl into a little ball while I watch but I can't look away. They fascinate me.
3. It used to make me feel really tough when I would tell people I played rugby. It was something I was really proud of and would try to slip it into conversations.
4. It embarrasses me when I tell people this, but I love Rock of Love. I've watched every episode of every season and even though I find Brett Michaels disgusting and fake, I can't stop watching. 
5. One time in college, a neighbor told me that my kids were going to be diabetic just like me. I slapped him and left the room. One of my biggest fears is that he is right.
6. I could people watch for hours. 
7. When I used to date in high school and college, I always felt like the guy in relationships. I hated it when they would cry, or talk about emotions, or call me too much. I once told a boyfriend that he could come over to my house, only if we didn't talk about our emotions at all the whole day.
8. In college my roommate threw a party. My friend Cassie was sitting on the couch so I farted and tried to waive it in her direction. My intention was for only her to smell it, but it was especially potent and ended up clearing out every single person in the room. My roommate was not happy with me.
9. I spend an inordinate amount of time playing solitaire on my ipod. 
10. I work with delinquent youth, and while we are supposed to help them be more mature and act like adults, usually the reverse happens and I end up feeling immature and just wanting to goof around with them.
11. My husband often tells me that I remind him of a 12-year-old boy because I love farting and bugs and dirty jokes. Not too long ago I found a salamander in a window well. I didn't want to touch it but I built a wall up around it and prodded it with a stick.
12. I hate blue tooth headsets. They make you look like a douche.
13. Dear Mariah Carey, you're just annoying and not sexy. Your voice hurts my ears.Give it up.
14. I've never been as happy as I have been with Jordan. 
15. In high school I loved raiding the costume closet with my friends. I would think up any excuse I could to wear one. I used to call the trunk of my car "The Trunk of Wonders" because it was always stuffed with the most random junk and costumes.
16. One night when we were supposed to sleep at Cassie's house we got locked out. We chose a random persons porch and slept on it. In the morning when the guy who owned the house came out, Cassie demanded breakfast from him. 
17. On a road trip with my family, my brother told me I could have the rest of his apple juice. After my first swig, I realized it was his pee.
18. I was having some weird health problems so I went into the doctor only to find out that I have a third testicle.
19. I wish I was friends with Amy Poehler and Will Arnett. We'd have dinner parties together and someday dress our children in the same outfits.
20. Cassie and I gave the class history speech at our high school graduation, which may have gotten a little silly at some points but never inappropriate. This had been a school tradition to deliver for years. I found out that they did away with it because of me and Cassie.
21. I joined the swim team with my friend Jessie in 9th grade. My first swim meet was a disaster and after my goggles fell off I ended up finishing several minutes after the last person who came in. I never competitively swam again.
22. I decided to take my future into my own hands one March night in 2008 and proposed to my now husband. 
23. I lived in Vernal Utah as a kid and my mom says she knew it was time to move when we started asking to wear camouflage to school like the other kids. 
24. I'm trying as hard as I can to talk my husband into moving out of the country with me.
25. A few months ago the guy who lives above us threw a party at 3am on a Wednesday. I stomped up there in my pajamas, banged on his door, and demanded to know if he was having some sort of ball dropping olympics. I had been woken up in the middle of the night and am still unsure what I meant by it.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

There was another Fat Buster sighting last night. I overheard him talking about D&D.
Is it weird that I'm slightly obsessed with these about town sightings?

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Call it nostalgia, but I couldn't stop laughing at this:
Danny Boy  (It's a link, click on it)

The Year of the Mustache

Jordan finally got fed up with looking 20 years older than he really is and opted to shave The Beard.  There were several stops we had to make along the way to clean shaven though.

I give you, the Plantation Master:

The Honky-Tonk:

And lastly, Mr. McGilllicuty, Seller of Women's Tonic:
We actually really liked the handle bar, so this is what is warming Jordan's upper lip now.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lord, give me the patience to not burn a store down

I hate Kmart with everything inside of me. I've never met such an incompetent group of people as the ones who are employed by the Laramie Kmart.