Back in Vegas

It’s been awhile since I posted. We’re living in Las Vegas now. We’ve traveled for 3 years and it’s been wonderful.  We’ve been cooking lots of Indian and Thai dishes to learn how to cook.  Ivan’s a lot better at cooking than me.  We bought a cool house and it’s been fun decorating it.  I hope we can have a big house party sometime… maybe for my birthday!

Soon, we’re getting married!!  It’s been nuts trying to find a venue. But, it looks like we found one.  It’s time to plan it now!!  I’m creating a site for the wedding.  Evernote has been helpful for making lots of lists for things I need to buy or do.  We need to find a Caterer and a DJ ASAP.

I’ve been getting into mailart.  My art creation site is House of Art.  I’ve sent out three pieces so far.  I can’t wait until I receive some mailart!!


What happened the year I was born..

In 1976, A Home Cost $48000

Gerald Ford is president of the US 

The US celebrates its bicentennial, marking the 200th anniversary of its independence

The Viking II sets down on Mars’ Utopia Plains

Promising, “I will never lie to you,” Jimmy Carter is elected president of the United States

Israeli commandos rescue hostages from Entebbe, Uganda

The Concorde begins flights from New York to Europe

George W. Bush is arrested and fined for driving under the influence of alcohol

Cray-1, the first commercially developed supercomputer, is invented by Seymour Cray

Freddie Prinze Jr., Reese Witherspoon, Colin Farrell, 50 Cent, Fred Savage, and Shannon Elizabeth are born

Cincinnati Reds win the World Series

Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl X

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Rocky is the top grossing film

Filming begins on George Lucas’ Star Wars

The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins is published

The Eagles Their Greatest Hits compilation becomes the first album in history to be certified platinum

“Tonight’s The Night” by Rod Stewart spends the most time at the top of the US chart

Charlie’s Angels and The Muppet Show premiere

Driven and Focused

I saw this on Roscoe’s site and I had to take it. I do try to get things done, but I do have so much to do that I usually take longer than most to accomplish things.

It’s true about my relationship with my dad. I seem to have a better relationship with him now than when I was younger.

I try to remain positive about people as well.

You Are Driven and Focused

You view people with optimism. You have many meaningful relationships in your life.
You had more conflict with your father than your mother. Your relationship with him was healthy but challenging.

You deal with stress in a fairly normal way. Stress presents a struggle for you, but you’re usually able to neutralize your emotions.

You are the type of person who knows how to get a lot done. However, sometimes you can’t help but get overwhelmed by life.

Birthday Karaoke

I went to Kelly’s Pub on December 12, 2009.  It was Michelle’s second 25th birthday celebration.


A lot of her friends were there already like Tabby, Fergie and Wade.  Alisa came a few minutes later.

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to sing or not.  Josh arrived and sat by Alisa and me.


Everybody was having a good time.  There’s a stage at Kelly’s where you stand when you sing.  The bad thing about karaoke in a bar is that you have to listen to music you don’t normally like.  I hate the country songs and the boring songs.   A few people sang Christmas songs.  I really liked Adam singing Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah Song.  It was really funny.


Garrison and Tabby

I bought Michelle and myself a cinnamon shot.  It was pretty strong.

I promised our friend Karen, who now lives in Utah, that I would spank Michelle.  So, I spanked her REALLY hard 25 times.  She didn’t want me to, but I did it anyway!  The photo really shows how much she’s NOT enjoying it hehe.


Oww, Mommy help me!

My hand hurt after I spanked her.

I ended up singing two songs.  I sang A Simple Kind of Life by No Doubt and California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and Papas.  I don’t think I did that well.  I’ll have to practice beforehand next time.  I really don’t think it matters how well you sing at karaoke since most people are usually buzzed or drunk.


I love the karaoke host Lesley.  She’s so funny and cool.


We took some pictures with her.

Alisa and I were both tired from the previous night.  We kept taking pictures of ourselves.


I had a great time at karaoke.  Michelle has some awesome friends who are always lively and fun.