Vacation Day

The husband and I both took a vacation day and met up with Dave and Zach for an afternoon of spring training baseball! Tony snagged us some great seats (lower box section 7, row 8) for the Athletics v Mariners game. It’s my second time to this ballpark and I like it because you get to see the buttes at Papago Park. Photos of the day can be found here.

Saturday, Tony tore down the block wall that surrounded our pool equipment (which will be replaced by a wooden privacy wall) and we had to dump the mess (visualize one ton of concrete blocks) somewhere other than our alleyway,sooooo I made my first trip out to the Scottsdale landfill. It was pretty cool to see all this junk around us, until Tony got out to dump the concrete out from the bed of the truck — the SMELL WAS SOMETHING I COULD NOT EVEN DESCRIBE! I waited inside until Tony finished hauling everything out (I have no idea how he managed it — 10 minutes of that smell)! We know what to give Strummer for his birthday this year. Our pooch is a sniffer and the landfill is absolute doggie heaven.

Tomorrow? No smelly landfills or fun afternoons relaxing at a ballpark. Just back to the grind…

Rash (Again)

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I should be in Telluride this week for a meeting. Instead, I am sidelined at home with a rash on my body. My rheumatologist (aka my lupus doctor) says it’s not a lupus rash (like the one I had on my cheeks) but more likely contact dermatitis. The most likely culprit? The new bath salts we used in our jacuzzi tub. So now I’m on a generic hydrocortisone cream to control the itching.

I’m bummed that I won’t get to see Telluride. I have heard it’s a beautiful little town and my camera was all warmed up to take some shots of the incredible scenery. And the place we were staying? Good lawd, it’s gorgeous!

In other news, the hubby and I had tickets to see the Suns v Spurs basketball game. The best part was that they were Lexus Club tickets. We got there super early so we could grab the bar seating that overlooks the basketball court. Definitely the spot to be since we were able to eat (five different buffet stations — super scrummy!), drink (beverage service all night), and watch the game. We never even made it down to our actual seats!

We even had a star sighting — Eva Longoria. I don’t watch Desperate Housewives but I am familiar with her and I have to say she is super-duper-TINY and she looks so much prettier in person than on teevee (I think it’s all that Hollywood make-up nonsense). She signed a lot of autographs and was very supportive of her man.

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Oh, it was quite painful going back into the office after a two week holiday. Knowing it was a short week made it slightly more bearable (and the fact that I shrugged off wearing dress pants and wore omigawd jeans this week — YAH!).

Tony and I rented this documentary over the break. I had no idea their life was like that and I have a new respect for them (in addition to them being so damn cute). I heart the penguin. We also wanted to see The Squid and the Whale at Camelview but somehow found ourselves in the wrong theater (looong story) and ended up watching Casanova instead. I still want to see TSATW, but Casanova was actually quite enjoyable and very humorous.

Favorite new show find? Dog Whisperer on the National Geographic Channel. I had to admit that Strummer is not human. He is an animal. And I know that. But that does not stop me from calling him my sweet little angel baby (SLAB for short) and kissing him from head to paw. Yes, I am a freak about my dog.

Geaux Tigs

Wow, what a game. Congratulations to the Tigers! And ‘Big Baby’ is so cute, what with his braces and everything! I hope they GEAUX all the way!

And Tony is the best. He just made me a mixed CD of Snow Patrol, Cat Power, The Strokes, They Might Be Giants, Artic Monkeys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Dandy Warhols and Brian Jonestown Massacre.

I am so gonna be rawkin’ out during tomorrow’s morning drive.

I am way hyper tonight.