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The blog party is off to an ever-so-slightly early start this weekend. It's so fun to see all the unique links! Frankly, I just couldn't wait any longer.

Our new laminate flooring is almost finished. It was hard work. You know, all that supervising and stepping around Sexy Nerd's construction mess isn't an easy job.

But I bet you stopped by today for something else.

What's the #1 fastest and easiest way to have your blog post featured on the LambAround Pinterest board? Sharing your work here, of course!
Link up to all the blog posts you've worked so hard on lately. You're bound to find a great post or two (or three, or four...) as well.

Trade In Value of 2013 Chevy Volt = Who Knows

Who else out there has left a car dealership spitting mad because of a sexist salesman? Apparently, it's impossible to trade in a 2013 vehicle because they're too new. And I couldn't possibly get a value estimate based on a 2012, just to give me an idea of what mine might be. Oh no. That would be crazy!

The email I sent to Chevrolet:

I would like to give feedback on Galles Chevrolet at 1601 Lomas Blvd NE in Albuquerque, NM. When I bought my 2013 Volt last month, I went into the dealership wanting a fully loaded Volt, with heated seats, leather, Bose speakers, navigation, etc. Unfortunately, the only 2 on the lot were base models. When I asked my salesman, Bo Galles, if he could order one for me or have one sent from another dealership, I was told that wasn't something they do and that if I didn't make my purchase right then and there, the offer he'd made me would be withdrawn. Bo Galles also told me that it would hurt me on resale to get leather seats …

Not Ready for Thanksgiving! Not Ready! Not Ready!

Sexy Nerd and I are so super smart. You see, with a mere 1 weekend to go before our house guests arrive for Thanksgiving, we had the genius idea to completely redo our upstairs flooring.

Super smart!

Now, with less than 24 hours before our company arrives, here is guest bedroom #1:


You don't even want to see guest bedroom #2!

What's that, you say? At least the new flooring is done? Ha!

Sexy Nerd worked to a certain point, then decided to pile the already cut up/mangled/destroyed old carpet back onto the floor in several, duct-taped layers. I wish I were joking.

Oh, and that damn green dolly has made its way back into the house. It's just going to sit in our loft, being a jerk, until I move it back into the garage. That's how the green dolly is. Very inconsiderate!

Sexy Nerd put cardboard underneath his carpet layers. I don't know why.

Speaking of jerks, check out what happened to the old carpet padding that was waiting to be loaded into Sexy Nerd's truck:
From now …

Link Up! Share Your Favorite Posts

No, our house is not clean and ready for Thanksgiving company yet.
While cleaning last Sunday afternoon, we had the *brilliant* idea to redo the flooring upstairs, including in both guest bedrooms.
I'll give you a moment to let that sink in...
So smart of us!
No, our house is not clean and ready for Thanksgiving company yet.
I'm not going to let a little detail like a lack of flooring stop me from enjoying this weekend's Not "Baaad" Sundays blog hop. The baby that will be staying with us will probably be fine! Now, let's link up!

YOGA - Attempt 1

On Halloween, I attended my 1st yoga class ever, which was part of a 30 class Groupon. Okay, my 1st 'any sort of exercise' class ever. It kicked my butt!

I'm not sure who Sharon Gannon is, but her quote doesn't apply to me.
At all.
While I'd love to discredit the entire experience as being a little too hippy dippy - the instructor was a man wearing pink bunny ears, we spent a great deal of time playing with a ball of electric energy we'd created between our hands, and the experience ended with a "sharing circle" and a hug - it was a much harder workout than I'd been expecting. I must have been the youngest person there by at least a couple decades, but geez, those little old yoga ladies are limber!

With the lights dimmed and soft music playing, we laid on the floor and raised our legs in some sort of relaxing breathing exercise. Simple, right? I could not get my legs to stop shaking! The instructor came over and lowered my legs below the level of …

Link Up to Increase Traffic to Your Blog

The blog party is off to an ever-so-slightly early start this weekend. It's so fun to see all the unique links! Frankly, I just couldn't wait any longer.

Our new laminate flooring is almost finished. It was hard work. You know, all that supervising and stepping around Sexy Nerd's construction mess isn't an easy job.

But I bet you stopped by today for something else.

What's the #1 fastest and easiest way to have your blog post featured on the LambAround Pinterest board? Sharing your work here, of course!
Link up to all the blog posts you've worked so hard on lately. You're bound to find a great post or two (or three, or four...) as well.

Best Halloween Costume Ever

Until 6th grade, I was a cat every year. I finally switched things up when I saw a picnic table costume in an American Girl magazine. That's right. For Halloween, I went trick-or-treating as a picnic table, complete with paper plates and baggies of chips hot glued on.
Wanting to outdo myself, the next year I was a mama cat trying to sell her babies. Sure, it sounds horrible now, but I remember it looking so cute in that 1997 American Girl magazine.
I'm pleased to declare that 2012 was the year of my Best Costume Ever! Unbeknownst to her ahead of time, I went as my Halloween-loving coworker, Marie, complete with blond wig and her stolen name tag. It must have been meant to be, because she came in wearing the exact same pair of Halloween socks, purely by coincidence!
Now I just need to figure out a way to top this next year. And don't get any funny ideas, Marie. I'll be taking my name tag home with me before Halloween, 2013!

Long Hair Problems

This story begins simply enough. I made macaroni and cheese for dinner. The leftovers were boxed up for a future meal.

With the addition of bacon, green chile, and a handful of cheddar, the macaroni and cheese was especially delicious.

This looks like a tasty bowl of cheesy goodness, right?
WRONG!
Sexy Nerd removed the container of leftovers from the fridge, twirled it around, and exclaimed "YUCK!"
Yuck?!
"You can have the rest of this," he said, now laughing.
Do you see the problem yet?
Food fail!
It was all one piece, I swear.

Time for a Blog Party!

I hate to break it to you, but if you're like us and have company staying with you for Thanksgiving, you only have 2 more weekends after this to get your house into shape.

I'm not ready! I'm not ready!

Now, to spend one of my last weekends wasting time and not cleaning a darn thing.