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Having Fun with Family.

My brother came to Spokane for Hoopfest this past weekend. Hoopfest is the “world’s biggest 3 on 3 basketball tournament. And it was a lot of fun. It’s been years since we went and spent a whole day downtown. Aba’s team didn’t do so hot but they had a lot of fun. And I got the privilege to hang out with four boys on a Saturday night. And let me tell you the things I saw. Ohhh boy the things these eyes saw would amaze you. This picture was taken at the end of the night. You can’t tell we were drunk at all can you? I walked my big butt all over downtown that night and I didn’t care at all. Because I was pretty stinkin’ drunk and having tons of fun. My brother almost got arrested for kicking over signs, and being a sassy pants to officers. I made best friends with a random gay dude. And OH! I saw a guy from Gonzaga that I haven’t seen since the night of my 22nd birthday. I think you might remember that story…hahahah. I freaked the fuck out. I called and left my friend a message. SCREAMING into the phone about seeing him. He did not see me. He probably wouldn’t have recognized me if he had, considering I’m 100lbs more then I was back then. I was pretty ruined for the rest of the night. I also called her again later from my brother’s phone because mine died, and I guess I was whispering. I don’t remember. I had some pretty funny texts to her too from my brother’s phone. Aba was glad that I clarified that it was me and not him talking about all the beautiful black men. Oh I also saw something that has been burned in my memory probably for the rest of my life. Some woman with a skirt barely passed her ass decided to kick off her shoes and then bend over to pick them up…from the waist…and yeah I found out that she had no underwear on and I possibly caught crabs. I’m not too sure though. I wish my phone had a longer battery life so I could have had picture of the night. Here are some more pictures from the day though:

This is another thing I cannot un-see. The first team they played had to wear the shortest shorts they could find. I had that big white butt in my face more then I care to recall.

Here's Baba. Doesn't he look larger than life? That's because I'm sitting on the ground...

And here's Jesse giving Baba a pregame pep talk.


Oscar taking a break from the heat in the fountain downtown

It was a good weekend. And! It ended with my brother buying me sandals! I don’t have girly sandals because well I just don’t and since he was at Macy’s I figured he’d better just buy me some sandals. so he did! Yay!


Posted by on June 30, 2010 in basketball, family


A Whole Lot of Nonsense

Life in a dumptruck

It’s what you’ve come to expect from me right? I know I haven’t been blogging as much as I should be. But my anxiety has peaked up a bit and I’ve worn all my ideas out on Twitter. Blame Twitter. Don’t join twitter though. Well wait do, but only if you’re sick of farms and cafes on Facebook. If your tired of ranting religious freaks and blah blah blah. Because on Twitter, they can follow you, but you don’t have to follow them in return. You don’t have to be friends on Twitter. Which is awesome.

Uhm okay so none of you that actually READ my blog read other blogs right? Except the few that do, and you know who you are, and you know why then I am going to scream for a moment. But my favorite blogger in the whole world is The Bloggess. She is wonderful. Go read her if you haven’t. If you have then you know what I am talking about. She honestly is what I wish I could be on my blog. Fearless and fearful all at the same time. Okay the point of this paragraph is: Jenny The Bloggess commented on my last post. I almost peed my pants. And then I was mad because I didn’t see it the day she posted it for some reason. (work) And then I was excited because she COMMENTED on my blog. It’s like I have arrived.
I read today on another blog at Mom-101 about blogging not being a contest. But if it were a contest I am now a participant because a blogger that other bloggers know and love commented on my blog. Not just emailed me like some have before when I email them, but COMMENTED. Because commenting is a big deal to bloggers. And since I blog, I want comments. This means YOU people. I know I don’t really open up in my posts to deserve comments but really. If you read, why not say “Jesus your a freak, Randa.” or something! Because in this contest of comments and awesomeness I am losing big time. And you know that in my competitive nature I also have this fatalist side that says “If I’m not winning then I shouldn’t be playing at all.” (OH MY GOD I HAVE DERAILED.)
Main point…I don’t know how many times I can say this but I felt really just “wow” and “holy fuck” about this one comment. And if I started getting more comments I think I would be like that all the time. (I’m kinda begging here now aren’t I?)

So I made new Twitter friends and a new Twitter Friend was bragging talking about all her ideas that she has for her blog and she has to write them all down. And I have those ideas but they never translate. I should just do a video blog. But then I think I’m more funny in a team than just by myself. So I don’t know how I would work so well just talking to a camera. One day I might just try it.

I applied for a job. I know I just got “promoted” but whatever. This job is better. It pays more then double what I make at WalMart. I have to take a typing test and a map test next Tuesday for it. I just tested myself on line and passed at 71 words a minute. Not too shabby. All they want is 40wpm. I think I can handle that. Oh and the map thing. I think I’ve been living in Spokane a total of 10 years or so, so I think I can figure out the streets. If not then how the hell have I been getting around all these years?! Still they suggested to study a map of Spokane. I don’t know what to study for, so I’ll just look at a map for a while and call it good. Oh the job is for Police Dispatch. There is only one position open so I think I have to score pretty damn good on the test to even be considered. Good thing I don’t get too nervous about these things.

Uhm what else is on my mind…I downloaded a whole bunch of new music. My iTunes are like a top 40 station now. Suck it. I like most of the top 40 aight? I am kinda glad Glee is over. I was getting to where I wasn’t liking it so much. And then ending was just a “meh” for me in general. I do love Idina Menzel (if you don’t watch look her up she plays in Wicked). Maybe I’ll do a whole post on it because you know that you have to hear my opinion about that show.

Oh, my brother is coming into town, I’m excited. I might actually get to see some basketball at Hoopfest this year. If they give me time off. Which they should because I’ll be working 6 days straight before the new schedule comes out and I will throw a fit if they make me work more then 6 days in a row. I will. I’m a Diva like that. Speaking of work. Man I really like not being on a register, or standing at the door. And I have been told by several co-workers that they are glad that I got the spot, and that I have the right personality for it. Which is always nice to hear. I also thought that I lost 10lbs in the first couple of days just because of all the running around crazy like and sweating like a pig, but no. No weight loss.

I am going to talk to my trainer, soon…about maybe switching up the training. Because I have to pay for the training sessions no matter if I quit the gym or not, which is BULLSHIT. But I think I’m going to talk to him about maybe meeting me at a bigger club and just playing basketball for an hour. Because I would much rather do that then lift weights while he stares at me. It creeps me out. I would also probably lose just the same amount of weight playing b-ball vs. lifting weights in front of a mirror at a place where everyone else is skinnier then me. I would pay someone to play basketball with me. This is what I have come to.

My new favorite song, that is playing right now is: Airplanes by B.o.B. featuring Haylie Williams of Paramore. (Who I LOVE!). I don’t know how to add music because I’m an idiot. But I think I can type out the chorus and first verse while listening, I am almost a trained transcriber you know…

Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now.

I could use a dream or a genie or a wish to go back to a place much more simpler than this.
‘Cause after all the partying and smashing and crashing and all the glitz and the glam and the fashion and all the pandimonium and madness there comes a time when you fade to the blackness.
And when you stairin’ at the phone in your lap, you hopin’ but them people don’t call you back
But that’s just how the story unfolds.
You get another hand soon after you fold.
And when your plans unravel and they’re saying ‘what would you wish for’ if you had one chance.
So airplane, airplane sorry I’m late, I’m on my way so don’t close that gate, if I don’t make that then I’ll switch my flight and I’ll be right back at it by the end of the night.
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?
I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now.

I think I’m done. Maybe I’ll have more direction if I post more often then once every other week.


Posted by on June 10, 2010 in basketball, blogging, Crazy Talk, Uncategorized


Word to your Mother

I have Ice Ice Baby stuck in my head all of a sudden. I had to switch titles. My title was boring me. Not of this post but as you can see of the whole thing. No more talk of depression. That’s depressing. I’m on to being weird and obnoxious. Yay! I went to a scrapbooking store today and spent way too much money. Its like a candy store but for ladies in dog/horse sweaters. That’s what I think anyway. I have yet to get my dog/horse sweater, I’m waiting for my friend to knit me one. She’s also knitting me a bikini, yeah because they have patterns for bikinis…they do!! I bought a whole crap load of scrapbooking shit and I got to work tonight making some more pages. I’m awesome.

We had our very last b-ball game tonight and the girls surprised me with a card and a gift certificate to get my nails done! YAY! I teared up a little bit. I did, you know I did. And Emily said “YOU BETTER USE IT!” and I said “Oh I will, check out these terrible nails, you know I will!” and her mom laughed for me. Seriously this was the best thing ever for me. I am so happy that I did it, my mental state is worlds better then it was three months ago, I’m losing weight! I went from 242 to 225 since November! That’s almost 20lbs people!! And I want to keep going, I wish I had more basketball to play. I wish I could just keep going back to the school. We’re having a pizza party next week though so I will get to see all the girlies again. We had a good season, we didn’t win a damn game but we learned a whole bunch. So now I get to get my nails done and possibly my eye brows! Which have never been done before.

I’ve been in good moods a lot lately, and I’ve been remembering to tell my brain to quit it when it starts thinking crazy thoughts. I’m getting excited for Melly to move on and get out truely on her own. I am praying that she makes it and that her kids make it. And that she doesn’t kill them or they kill her.

Jesse has yet to work…three weeks now! And no unemployment! Uhm why am I in a good mood?? I have no idea. The unemployment office made a mistake and they have to take 3 weeks at least to fix it, the good thinkg is that he will get all the back pay from the weeks that he called in and didn’t get a check, we just don’t know when that will be. In the mean time our tax returns are holding us over…by a thread. I keep looking at our dwindling supply and wonder “why did I pay off the couch so soon??” But its okay, things will work out, I have my positive thinking cap on and I will continue to do so, almost annoyingly. I’m almost ready to by a lotto ticket, we have to be one of those stories “they only had $10 left in their bank account, they found $5 and decided to make a bet…” And then we will have millions of dollars and live happily ever after! I do have to say that if we ever did win the lottery people would be hard pressed to try and find us…we’d be traveling…a lot. I think we would be nomads for a while, just so we could see everything we’ve always wanted to see, and spend time with people we can’t spend time with now. And my friends would be well cared for, that’s for sure.

Enough dreaming, I have to shower and go to bed. This cold is going to kill me. I will though, if its still around on Monday, call the doctor, I like to wait till its good and serious before bugging the professionals.

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Posted by on February 26, 2009 in basketball, Scrapbooking, sick