Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Just Kidding!

So, remember how I said that this was going to be our last Top 10 post for a while?  Yeah, we changed our minds.   Yes... yes we did. It was necessary. Would you like to see why?

Get ready for our Top 10 (or so) Favorite....


Did that sound weird? Vain? Funny? Perhaps... but we had FUN!!!!!

So... I'm going on a mission or something in a few days, so I asked the lovely Sarah (sister of Jenny) to take some mission pics. (If you want to see them, I will *hopefully* have them up on the mission blog soon). 

Well, Sarah surprised me with... ME!!!  Haha.  I just happened to be awake...and dressed in coordinating colors...

And so, without further ado:Number 10: Dancing in the Water
Hey look--it's us in our natural state!

Number 9: Pole Swing

Number 8: Twister
Hey, look!  It's a giant Twister board!

Number 7: Stomach (Faces)
Does "Stomach" need an 'e' on the end? Only if you're British...I think...  Christopher Robin gets to be British AND American... Why can't I. Yes... I am laying on my stomache while you are on your stomach. I can accept that.

Number 6: Foot Pop

Number 5: Well helloooo...
Did we feel awkward taking this picture? Yes, yes we did. Thank you SARAH... and by thank you, we mean... 

Number 4: Our favorite colors: Turquoise and Purple
 One for Kailei...

...and one for me!  (Come on, we all know I'm the bigger spaz, so I get the more animated picture.)

Number 3: BUNNIES!! (self explanatory)

Number 2: Take One and Take Two
 Aww....don't we look cute?

...But then something happened! Did I know Jenny was making this face? NOPE! But sadly, she looks WAY cuter in this picture... Why didn't I stick my tongue out too???


Number 1: The normal ones!!! (Yes, they do exist! Like M&Ms and Santa Claus!)

Thank you for letting me join you AGAIN!!! Oh Jenny... I shall miss you! You have no idea of how boring my blog is going to be for the next 18 months...

Well, I think I speak for all when I say good luck Hermana Shelley!  Can't wait to hear all about your adventures in Argentina!

Rollin' in the Green

Guess who'll be working for Heliae (and not Aerotek) come July 3rd?  

Yep, they asked me to be permanent.  I'll still be in purchasing, but we're going to see if I can work a little in the lab to get some experience.  I figured since my degree is in biochemistry, I should probably see if I want to do something with it.  Haha.  I'm hoping that by the time I get my first Heliae paycheck I can use it (and the savings I've collected so far) on....

Photo courtesy of Google Images
 OK, so probably not this car, but something similar.  Or at least something that will be mine.  Hooray!

Oh, hey, if any of you know of someone looking to sell a small car that gets decent gas mileage, is in good condition, and that requires little maintenance (read: I have no idea of how to take care of a car), send them my way!

In other news, this was the first time in about a month that I've had a "normal" day--still crazy, but I actually got all of my purchase requests for the day done.  Major sigh of relief!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Top Ten List is Back!!

Hello everyone!  I know you've all been waiting for this.  I have with me tonight (for the last time for approximately 18 months)---Kailei!!

Hello fabulous Carpenstein readers!!!  Yes... I am back. Get excited!

Well, by now, you all know the drill.  Kailei's here, we're already getting a little slap-happy...must be time for a Top 10 post!  Kailei, why don't you introduce the topic?

My pleasure, Jenny! (Drum roll please...)



Oh yes.

Reason #10: Anjelica Huston is one of the good guys.  
Ok, so this one is more for me, and it requires a little back-story.  The only movie I have ever seen her in is Ever After (fantastic movie, by the way).  In that, she is the evil stepmother.  Hearing her voice as the lovely, kind-hearted queen of the fairies is kind of hilarious to me.

Reason #9: It's pretty.  

You really have to watch it to know this... It's true.

Reason #8: Random British people
Because obviously when you follow the second star to the right straight on til morning you end up in Great Britain. What, you guys didn't know that?   It's like Christopher Robin from Winnie the Pooh.  Movies: British accent.  TV show: American accent.

Reason #7: Tinkerbell actually talks!
But only to other fairies... when she talks to people (British people of course) she still sounds like a bell. 

Reason #6: Jenny knows all the names of the fairies... including the actresses who play them (I, on the other hand, just know their talents).  

Umm...I plead the 5th.

Reason #5:  Clank and Bobble.
This one is really for me... I think they are endearing. Plus I let Jenny put Thomas on our top 10 animated men list and I did NOT understand that... she owed me one. Consider the debt paid in full.

Reason #4: Music.
Yes, it is a little weird, but it's catchy!

Reason #3: Kristin Chenoweth!! 
I LOVE her!


Reason #2: Outfits.
If I could pull off a wardrobe of pixie hollow fairy meets Penelope... I totally would! I agree.  And they even change with the seasons!  

Winter is next--get excited people!!


Reason #1: TERRENCE!

Disregard the fact that Jesse McCartney does his voice.  (Personally, I think that's a little weird.)  True... but you get over that fact pretty quickly after looking at Terrence for 2 seconds or so. Hey, we like men fairies (apparently).  So what?

We know that you are all just DYING to watch these movies now... and yes, you can borrow them!  All 3 of them.  They're fabulous!

Well, Kailei, I'd say this has been a very successful post.  Thanks for stopping by!  

Thank you for having me! It was definitely a success... Next time: Top 10 moments in our letters to ARGENTINA!!  Because you know they will be awesome!  Si. 

Good night everyone!  

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hi People!

Yes, I am still alive.  Shocking, I know.  Life has been...busy.  Here's a brief update of the past, eh, month or so.  (How long has it been since I posted last?)

-I'm still working at Heliae.  They haven't said anything "official", but I'm pretty sure I'm there to stay, at least for a while.  I've lived through my first board meeting and lots and lots of purchase requests and bills in between.  This past week has been especially crazy, but hopefully soon it'll die down a bit.  (Ha!  Who am I kidding?)

-I got to visit the chiropractor starting I think a month ago now.  Apparently, I have (had?) horrible posture--which I knew--and sitting at a desk all day and being stressed was not doing nice things for my neck and shoulders.  Or something like that.  Anywho, one minor muscle tear later, I went to see a friend of the family who just happens to be a chiropractor and things are much better now.  It's kind-of sad that I'm looking forward to my visit on Monday as much as I am.  I suppose there's no going back now.  But, on the upside, if anyone is in need of a chiropractor, I know a good one....

-I started taking voice lessons in May from another family friend (actually the wife of my chiropractor, which is a bit on the random side).  It's definitely a challenge in some ways, but it's so fun!  I think I'm surprising myself in some ways--not all good, sadly, but I knew I was out of practice.  Now I just need to actually *ahem* practice more than once a week.  Ha.  Ha.

-My brother and his family are staying with us until I think July-ish.  It's been a lot of fun seeing them more (they've been in Ohio while he went to dental school for the past 4 years), and a bit of a learning experience.  Note to self: 2- and 5-year-olds do not actually sleep in on the weekends...

-My blanket is coming along nicely.  It is going to be awesome!

Hopefully I will post more often in the future.  Maybe I will now that I've gotten all of this out of the way.  Maybe I'll actually finish crocheting something and I can show it to you.  Who knows.  

Hooray for updates!  Don't you feel all warm and fuzzy inside now?