Thursday, January 31, 2008

gargantuan thursday

Welcome to Thursday blog readers !!!!  I welcome you with a cup of finely roasted Starbucks, French Vanilla creamer and a few minutes of surfing the internet.......A few random thoughts for the day: 

1)  Wink....I hope your able to get to work today and got your migraine meds back into your hands and hurting head !!! 

2)  Bean....I hope that your last day at your current job is SMOOTH and no one breaks out in a case of the Dysorexy.  

3)  Tam....You home from Pismo ?  What's shaking wit u ?  Are you ever gonna blog again ?  LOL 

4)  Alisa.....I hope that your knee feels better !!!  She told me last night that the dinners have been helping in monumental ways !!!!!  Way to go peeps....keeping the food chain flowing !   

5)  Vicki.....THANK you for being a "kick cookies" girl scout leader !!!! Lexi loves going !!!! 

6)  Deb.....KEEP Rocking the status quo !!!!  People this girl likes some FUNKY music.....It's FREAKISH how much our musical taste run parallel........good luck today on your de minimis injunction that you will be proposing in front of the Senate today.  Get your power suit ROCKIN !!!!   (AKA Power suit.....Uggs....Jeans....J Jill)    :-) 

7)  Donna.....How's life in the UC System lately ?  Let us know when you have a new driver in the house...officialy !!!!    

8)  DX3....keep it real on the base.....seriusly....pull that skull cap down and just rock the bridge and the that right ?  hahahaha   Don't forget the whammy bar !!!!  

9)  KIDS.....get your own blogs  !! Stop reading your moms blogs.....PSYCH !!!!!!!!!  I just kidding

10)  Lorraine.....are you ROCKIN the insurance industry today ?  Writing policies left and right ?  Saving people's souls ?  Keep it real on that side of town....sorry to take your lunch friend away....

11)  OMG there's an 11 ?  This is for Julie...the newest D. Town Revitializtion Project member ! 

Have a great day peeps.....oh spellcheck isn't working on blogger put your red pen away...thank you...   :-)   


Sunday, January 27, 2008

TWITTER !!!!!!!!

I found something new for the blog peeps !!!!  It's called TWITTER !!!! You can instant  ( AND I mean instant) updates that gets sent to your blog ASAP.   You do it via text messages.  So if your out and about you can have it changed to represent what your doing at any given moment.  

So look over to the right hand side of my blog....see the new little thing I added that says TWITTER ?  Well that's it.....all the cool blog kids are doing it.....!!!!!!!!  

How fun is that ?  So get on....why are you still reading this ?  

Friday, January 25, 2008

TGIF !!!!!

Happy Friday Blog Readers !!!!  All 6 of you !!!!!!!  Are you ready for a great Friday ?  Here in Nor Cal is a rainy, dreary day !!! I can't wait for some spring, bright warmer weather around here !  Hope you all have a great Friday !!!!

 I have been keeping up more on Flickr than my blog and for that I apologize....but have you liked the old photos ?  Remember you can click on the smaller photos on the blog and they will take you to Flickr also or Click on the link above.  Flickr is so fun......(can you say slight obsession?)  so mosey on over and have some fun also !!!!  

Have a good one !!!!  

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Why ?

Crazy Cousins
Crazy Cousins,
originally uploaded by Steffoush.
Does he keep trying to pick her up ? He was able to do it this year....check out his birthday photos on Flickr !!!!!


originally uploaded by Steffoush.
she's almost 2 you know !!!!!!

Summer 05

Surfing USA
Surfing USA,
originally uploaded by Steffoush.
Camping with S Family is fun !!!!!

The Way I See It- Starbucks #264

Every 20 minutes-less time than it will take you to drink your coffee-another child is diagnosed with autism.  It's much  more common than people think, with one out of 150 children diagnosed.  Learn the early warning signs of autism, and if you're concerned about your childs developemnt, talk to your doctor.  Early intervention could make a big difference in your childs future.  

Bob Wright
Former chairman and CEO of NBC/Univeral, c0-founder of Autism Speaks... 

This post dedicated to my nephew Brett.....

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


originally uploaded by Elena777.
for you cheese fans out there....specifically my co-workers...hahahaha

Sunday, January 20, 2008


If you follow my Flickr photos you know that I went to the Doc a few weeks ago and got some meds for migraine's I have been having.  They have been going on for a few years ago.  I have put going to the Doctor off and finally had one of the worst ones I have ever had and went that day I got it.  I got two samples of different meds.  At the point I went to the Doc I was to far gone for these to really work so he suggested I try them next time.  Well a week later I got a headache that would not go away with ibuprofen and I tried the new med.  WOW headache gone in about 30 minutes.  I woke up with another headache today.......took the meds and GONE !!!!  

I can't believe I waited this long to get some relief from the headaches !!!!!  So note to self...if you are having any aches and pains...go to the never know how you might be able to get relief ASAP !!!!  Now if I could get my trick knee fixed !!!! hahaha 

Speaking of knees......Think good wishes and send prayers to our friend Alisa as she's getting her knee operated on tomorrow !!!!  

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Why I love my new camera !!!!!!

Cause it takes great, clear and fast shots !!! Love this one !!!!  Josh is always willing to give me a smile and Lexi just knows to smile or she adores her little Josh-E-Wally !!!!   yes, folks it's basketball season and be ready for lots of action-jackson shots !!!!!  

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Jan 2006

Group Peep Shot
Group Peep Shot,
originally uploaded by Steffoush.
It's already been two years ago this month that we went on the peep cruise. NO it's not what your thinking....peep and all.....but it was lots of fun !!!! I do want to know who let Barbie and Ken into our photo ? LO

MWAH !!!!! Love ya !!!!!!! :-)

Why can't I quit ya ?

Why can't I quit ya ?
Why can't I quit ya ?,
originally uploaded by Steffoush.
This makes me smile when I see it......for lots of funny funny reasons.....

Is it sooo wrong ?

To want to feel the sun on my face and toes ? I am ready for some sun people !!!!! Of course not with jeans on....but you get the idea right ?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Who's Turning 2 soon ?

wolfie loves bk
Originally uploaded by Steffoush
Little BK is turning 2 soon !!!! I just love this pic of Wolfie showing BK some love !!!!!!

The Great American Salt Out !!!

I don't have time to share the hilarious story right now....I need to get ready for a deposition today.....(hahahaha)......but I will be back later with a story that will make Trina's salt photo make a little more sense !!!!

Salt you later !!!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

This year.....

BoBo Cinco ( Sinkhole) @ KK
Originally uploaded by Steffoush
same place.......

2 year ago........

Originally uploaded by Steffoush
Bo Bo Cinco !!!!!!

DYB 3rd Grade

DYB 3rd Grade
Originally uploaded by Steffoush
wow....4 years make a big diff !!!!!

take a walk down memory lane....

Originally uploaded by Steffoush
my little girl....and Chloe the fat cat !!!!!

Carrot Top

Carrot Top
Originally uploaded by leeeeeeleeeeee
wow....this just keeps getting better.......remember what Olestra did for the people back in the 90's ? Yeah...this picture makes me want to......EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Carrot Top, the... body builder?!?

WTH ? Seriously people........this makes me throw up in my mouth a little.....

Bean ROCKS !!!!

Hey it's Trina's birthday on Monday !!!! I hope you have a great deserve it !!! You always do so much for others, always have a great attitude, willing to help out your friends and a mean batch of enchies !!!!!!!

I truly hope this year ROCKS for you.....cause you ROCK !!!!! Your the perfect SIM and SIW !!!!! And perfect friend !!!!!

Have a great day today !!!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

What kind of day did I have ?

Well this pretty much sums it up !!!!! I think that Brad Miller is a cutie patootie....Especially when he smiles. He's got a twinke in his eye.......we got to check out a Kings Practice today. It was very cool and gave me lots of practice with my new camera. I got lots of blurry but the one of Brad above, with Mike Bibby in the back, is my fav of the day. Thanks Kim for hooking us up !!! We felt like royalty today !!!!  

My boy.......

Originally uploaded by Steffoush
He's in the land of teens going back....only going that thing that Rob and I know ? Were you still wondering about that ? Well each day is different, one day is always laughter and the next could induce serious attitude and pain. There is laughter and sound (especially clapping, Wolfie should be a sound man in Hollywood and clap for a living) and constant joking. We know he's got a serious love of reptiles, being in nature and going on road trips. We know at the end of each day that he's our boy and no matter what attitude he throws at us....we love him.....always will !!!!! Hope you had a great birthday weekend Wolfgang Alexander !!!!

Is this the one you want Wolf ?

For his birthday Wolfie really wanted a new baby. So on his actual birthday after all the "First Day of Basketball Stuff" we headed down to Berkeley to the East Bay Vivarium. He picked a Blue Tongue Skink and he's always wanted one. I swear this kids ALWAYS loved reptiles. I really hope as he grows older he can do something with this love of reps. Maybe he will be a reptile whisperer ? LOL Check out Flickr for lots more rep fun !!!!


So tonight I'm trying to clean up my bedroom so I turn on the TV to see what's on.  I catch up on one episode of House Hunters International.  I love that show and always try to guess which house they choose.  Then I turn it to VH1 Scott Baio is 45 and Pregnant....have you seen this show ?  WOW..the guy is a total selfish, head case and is not the Chauchi we knew and loved.  He does have a few redeeming moments....but WOW......he's really something.  

Then it leads right into Celebrity Detox with Dr. Drew.  I really like Dr. Drew so I got sucked into this show.  WOW OMG....these people are truly messed up.  The guy Jeff Conway from Grease..goodness he's got issues.  The other people on there are in a bit of denial and it will be interesting to see who stays and who goes.   

Of course next Sunday the Brady show is back and I love that show.  What is it about that guy ?  
So now thanks to the fact that I had to clean my room.....I'm sucked into 3 new shows !!! 

Thanks VH1 !!!!!!  

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My baby boy turned 13 today.......after being stuck and needing a cesarian section.....BUBBA as the ob-gyn called him.....was born. All 9 pounds 2 ounces of him were ready to take on the world. The first night home from the hospital Rob and I just looked at each other and said "Now what ?" Well 13 years later we know the question to that answer......I will check back in later today with more on that subject !!!!

Happy Birthday Ei-FLOW !!!! You ROCK the free world !!!!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thanks Apple !

I got this letter from Apple when I was trying to get my laptop put all back together. All my iTunes songs were not backed up (Yes, I know that's why I got an external hard drive now) but since my hard drive , APPLE product, crashed....why would they NOT just let me have the songs back again ?

Dear Stephanie,

After researching your request, I found that on 4/1/07 you were
allowed to redownload the purchases you had made with the account
"" This was an exception to the iTunes Store
Terms of Sale. I'm sorry, but the iTunes Store can't make another
exception for you.

The Terms of Sale are available for you to review here:

Apple encourages customers to back up their hard disks regularly. If
the disk needs to be replaced, you can restore your purchases and other
data from the backup and avoid the need to purchase replacement copies
of your collection. These articles may be helpful:

How to back up your media in iTunes (for iTunes 7 users)

How to back up your media in iTunes 5 or 6

Copying iTunes Store purchases from your iPod or iPhone to a computer

Thank you for using the iTunes Store. We appreciate your business.


iTunes Store Customer Support

SO of course I wrote a little letter back to Apple.....did you think I wouldn't.....and this is the response that I got back....

Hello Stephanie,

My sincerest apologies that your purchase history reposting was denied
before. I definitely know how upsetting this must be for you as you do
have an extensive history of purchases. My name is Vicki and please be
assured I am happy to help in any way I can.

The iTunes Store wants to give you the opportunity to redownload (at no
charge) all the titles you purchased on the account
"" that are still available. Please note that
this is the last and final exception to re-download your purchases. Follow
these steps to redownload the available items:

1) Make sure you're using the latest version of iTunes. It can be
downloaded free of charge from the iTunes website:

2) From the Store menu at the top, choose Check for Purchases (if
you're unable to upgrade and are using iTunes 6 or earlier, you'll find this
option in the Advanced menu).

3) Enter your account name and password, then click Check. Your
purchases should begin downloading. If you receive an error message while
downloading, try again after turning off any firewall or web-accelerator
software that you may have installed.

If you want to pause your downloads and resume later, click Downloads
on the left side of iTunes, then click the Pause All button in the lower
right corner. When you're ready to resume downloading, just choose
"Check for Purchases" from the pull-down Store menu at the top, enter your
account name and password, then click the Check button.

I examined your purchase history and found that the iTunes Store has
modified or removed the following titles since you purchased them, so
they could not be added back to your account:

"Best of Ghost Hunters, Vol. 1", "Spirits of San Francisco", "Crank
That (Soulja Boy)", "Flake", "Brown Eyed Girl", "Back 2 Good", "Real
World", "Wait for You", "Beach Games", "Wake Up", "If Everyone Cared",
"Cocktails", "Phyllis's Wedding", "Ben Franklin", "This Is Your Life", "On
the Turning Away", "Come Back to Bed", "Cupid's Chokehold (Featuring
Patrick Stump)", "Redneck Woman", "Back from Vacation", "Iron Man", "Take
Me Out", "Guided Meditation for Sleep", "Take Me Home Tonight (Be My
Baby)", "Savin' Me", "Photograph", "Beverly Hills", "Insane in the
Brain", "Whenever I Call You "Friend"", "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough",
"Rockin' the Suburbs", "Landed", "You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)", "What I
Like About You", "Superman (It's Not Easy) [Acoustic]", "She Talks to
Angels", "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes", "For the Sake of the
Call / I Will Be Here / Magnificent Obsession / More to This Life / Dive
Medley", "How Great Is Our God / How Great Thou Art (2006 GMA Music
Awards Performance)", "Grace Like Rain", "Beautiful Love (Theme From
"8th & Ocean")", "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)", "Love Me Tender", "When
Did You Fall (In Love With Me) [Groovin' Version]", "Lemonade", "Check
On It", "Found a Way", "Hollywood Girl", "Circles", "Down with the
Sickness", "Lazy Sunday", "Basketball", "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town",
"All I Want for Christmas Is You", "Baby, It's Cold Outside", "Grandma
Got Run Over by a Reindeer", "Twelve Days of Xmas", "We Wish You a Merry
Christmas", "Silent Night / Away In a Manger", "I Hate Xmas Parties",
"Jingle Bell Rock", "On the Road Again", "Ring of Fire", "Folsom Prison
Blues", "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me", "Shake a Tail Feather", "A
Nightmare On My Street", "Here I Go Again", "Don't Tell Me You Love Me",
"Up Up Up", "It's On", "Everybody Pass Me By", "I Can Only Imagine",
"Hollaback Girl", "Georgia Rain", "Baby Girl (2nd Version) [Remix]",
"Different", "Mary Had a Little Lamb", "Name Your Shapes", "Mind Your
Manners", "26 Letters", "County to Twenty", "Listen!", "The Coffee
Song", "All I Wanna Do Is Play", "Playground", "Things That I Like",
"Street Official Mixtape, Vol. 7", "Do You Right", "So Long & Thanks for All
the Fish", "Taylor, the Latte Boy", "It Will Be Me", "The Song
Remembers When", "Telescope Eyes", "If You Can Dream", "The Princess Dance",
"Open the Eyes of My Heart", "Trading My Sorrows", "Red Hill Mining
Town", "D-Qwan Boogie", "Gotta Get Up from Here (Radio Edit)", "Canned
Heat", "Time After Time", "Alternate Ending Montage", "Hey Julie", "When
You Say Nothing at All", "Forever Young", "You Are Holy (Prince of
Peace)", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow", "Baby,
It's Cold Outside", "Drops of Jupiter", "Be My Escape", "You're My Best
Friend", "Float On", "Somebody Told Me", "Predictable", "Come Clean",
"Around the Sun Redux - Album Sampler", "Breakaway", "1985", "All
Things New", "Let Me Out", "Sadie Hawkins Dance", "Ooh Ahh", "What a Fri
end We Have in Jesus/Old Rugged Cross/How Great Thou Art", "In Love
With the 80's (Pink Tux To the Prom)", "Come On Eileen", "So Far so
Good", "She Will Be Loved (Acoustic)", "Chop Suey!", "Take Me Out", "Hold
On", "This Love (Acoustic)", "Sunday Morning (Acoustic)", "Harder to
Breathe (Acoustic)", "Mama, I'm Coming Home", "Main Title / Once Upon a
Dream / Prologue", "Crazy Train", "Bark at the Moon", "No More Tears",
"What's Your Name", "This Is Halloween", "Go the Distance", "Part of Your
World", "Teenage Dirtbag", "Meant to Live", "Somebody to Love",
"Waiting for That Day/You Can't Always Get What You Want"

Fortunately, if you have an iPod or iPhone, and if you put any of these
purchases on it, you can transfer them back to your computer using
iTunes 7. You'll find instructions in this article:

I strongly advise that you back up your iTunes library as soon as
possible and thereafter on a regular basis as this is the final reposting of
your purchases.

These articles explain the backup process:

How to back up your media in iTunes

Use a Smart Playlist to make regular backups of your music in iTunes

iTunes: How to back up and restore playlists

If you have any other questions or concerns please contact us back and
we will be happy to assist you. Thank you for being valued iTunes Store
customer Stephanie. Have a wonderful day!


iTunes Store Customer Support

Okay this is going to be said in my BEST church lady voice....Welllll isn't that conveinant.....all those songs were no longer available to me anymore due to iTunes "modifying" or "deleting" them from iStore........Nice Apple..nice job !!!!!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Happy Fridge !!!!

So the world is now okay !!!  I found my fridge calendar and now I can finally figure out what is going on day to day...of course I need to fill everything in.....but without it I was lost.  Rob and I do a shard google calendar online.  That way when he's at work planning stuff he can check it and see what's on there for the week....really should check it out if your hubby/partner and yourself both work and need to know what the heck is going on.  I also put some stuff in my palm....but I tend to be an old school girl (even though I love TECHNOLOGY) and need to be able to see it all written out on paper !!!!!!!!  

How does your family keep track of your life's schedule ?  

oh Juno !!!!

Lorraine and I went to see Juno last night. We asked Lou to go but he said he was to busy painting his man room and visiting with his dude neighbor friends...okay whatever Lou...last time we invite you on a girls movie night out...hahahahaha 

I have to say it was a cute, eclectic, funky, independent, Sundance type of movie.  It surprisingly had a serious topic of teenage pregnancy.  The dialogue was great and quirky.  I can totally see her winning an Oscar for her role.  It's not like she was performed the Meryl Streep drama roll of 08....but she's have to see it to really understand.  Jason Bateman and Jennifer Gardner were also in it....Jason Batemans roll almost got a little to creepy but it all worked out in the end...I wish that the teenage boy had more of a roll in the movie...more lines...more scenes.....but it is what it is.....It was a little sad in the end and I really wanted to weep openly in the theatre....cause that's how I roll when I cry.....but I kept it together kinda and was able to walk out without my sunglasses on.  :-) 

So check it out and let me know what you think !!!! packed a punch !

The winter storm blast of 08....really packed a punch. I even got to come home from work on Friday due to the electricity going out at work.  The freeways on I-80 were INSANE and really scary to me. It came into town on Thursday night and I laid in bed praying that the big trees in our neighborhood would not come crashing down onto our prayer was answered about that but the fence in the backyard did come down in spots and took the orange tree out.....the fence is like 50 years old so it was time for a new one anyway.  Rob and the neighbor had been rigging it for years to avoid putting a new one one point the neighbor wanted to put a brick wall the whole way down...not even the red brick's...but the gray ones....YIKES !!!!!  

Rob will have another little project to do......but my man loves to putz, build and be one with nature in the backyard so I don't think he will mind it to much !!!!!

This is a shout out to one of my newest blog readers !!!!!  Miss A.C......she's one cool, stylish and beautiful young lady !!!   This pic was when we went camping at Burney Falls summer of 2007.....Thanks for checking in A !  

Saturday, January 05, 2008

rain rain go away.....

so the rain and storm is back.....but that won't stop me from going to see Juno tonight.  I keep hearing such great stuff about it and I can't wait to see it.  Do you want to go with me ?  The movie is at 5pm....I'm thinking Kazan sushi after the movie...?????   Ferris style....A N Y O N E ?  

Friday, January 04, 2008


BABY it's horrible, windy and rainy out today !!!!!  Stay where you are by the fire, stay warm, stay out of the rain, blog, flickr and watch movies !!!!!   

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Took a last minute trip to the snow on New Years Eve, before the barn party that night. It was fun and we went to Soda Springs to let the kids tube. You can mosey on over to flickr for more snow fun and to see me fall on my butt.....