Thursday, July 31, 2008

OC Fair 2008

Well we decided to go to the Orange County Fair last night. Angry Husband's BFF, Eric, was supposed to go with us. But alas he said he had no funds. He's a college student again.

So anyway, we packed up the kid and went on our way. Good thing Angry Husband was listening to the radio at the right time. They said there was a sig alert on the freeway leading up to the Fair. I had to backtrack it through local neighbors. AH told me that it was a good thing that I had some inside knowledge. The Fair is in the town that I work in.

We had free tickets, thankfully, since my mom lives near the Fair. She gets a bunch of free tickets every year.

We entered the Fair and came across this awesome sand display. The Fair's theme is cheese.

Then we came along this baby cow, who was born on Tuesday. Soo cute!

Angry Toddler really liked these tractors in the kid's area. Unfortunately, they took of the pedals, so AH had to push him around.

And OMG, there were soo many food places. I had to take pictures of all the Fair food. I only got a lemonade, but AH and AT got some Funnel Cake.

The US Marines were out trying to recruit. I had AH take a picture of me and AT in front of their Hummer. I wish I would have known about my bulging pockets. I had my Blackberry in my pocket.

And I had to take a picture of the sky at the Fair on the way out. They have this ski lift rigged above the Fair. Angry Toddler kept asking to go on it. I was like "hell to the no child". I swear this kid has no fear.

We were there for about 2 and a half hours. It was enough for us. I think we might go back this weekend though, cause AH's cousin is coming into town.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My First Juicy

Just an FYI, Juicy Couture runs small people!

So I was very excited when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started. Cause they had some Juicy on sale. Now that I'm getting a little smaller, cough cough, less fat. I thought I would try on some Juicy.

I got this Juicy Couture Hoodie. Unfortunately, they didn't have my size in the store. All of the almost too fat for Juicy people, must have grabbed the XL's the first day. So I had to order it online.

No, I didn't get the pants. My ass does not look like the girl's in the picture, that's why. I'm not that confident yet.

Anyway, my hoodie must have come on Monday, when I was working my marathon shift. Cause I found the Nordstrom box in the garage. I opened it up, tried it on, and it fit perfectly. I will wear it with jeans.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Earthquake in So. Cal

We just had an earthquake in Southern California. Holy Crap! It scared the hell out of me. It registered as a 5.8 and was centered in Chino.

I tried calling Angry Husband but all the phone lines were busy for like 15 minutes.

My mom called, she didn't even ask if I was ok. All she wanted to know, is if our fish tank was ok. We have a 125 salt water tank in our dining room. She was concerned about the damn wood floors...

Long Day, I Survived

Well, I'm home safe and sound now.

I survived my 1st of 5, 20 hour shifts. I'm a crazy nut job and signed up for overtime at work. Well I kinda had no choice, since no one else signed up.

Wouldn't you know we had a major crime tonight too. Even better.

Plus, I had to drive the man vehicle home tonight. Angry Husband and I traded cars this afternoon. I was scared to death driving it tonight, especially since I was overly tired.

Monday, July 28, 2008

"ABCs of ME"

Last month Sasha tagged me, and I have been such a slug lately. I finally got some time to do this!

**Make sure you pay attention to the letter “T” cause I may be tagging you!**

A. Attached or Single? Attached aka Married
B. Best Friend? I'm enjoying all my friends right now.
C. Cake or pie? Cake with strawberries in the middle.
D. Day of choice? Sunday. It's a nice day to spend with family. Although I work Sundays.
E. Essential item? Aquafina 1 Liter Water Bottles
F. Favorite color? Purple, but I'm leaning towards sage green.
G. Gummy bears or worms? Gummy Bears
H. Home town? Costa Mesa, CA
I. Favorite indulgence? Hot Apple Crisp from Red Robin
J. January or July? July I love summer better than anything
K. Kids? One and done
L. Life isn’t complete without? My computer.
M. Marriage date? July 1998
N. Number of brothers and sisters? Only kid, so umm, none
O. Oranges or Apples? Oranges
P. Phobias? Cold calling people. I hate that. I would rather leave a message and have people call me back.
Q. Quotes? Poor planning on your part, does not constitute an emergency on mine. (Unknown).
R. Reasons to smile? Angry Toddler and his funny comments
S. Season of choice? Summer, I love the heat
T. Tag 5 people:






U. Unknown fact about me? I can't think of any. I'm pretty much an open book.
V. Vegetable? Carrot
W. Worst habit? Procrastinating.
X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasounds.
Y. Your favorite food? Mexican food.
Z. Zodiac sign? Scorpio
Z. Which zoo animal is your favorite? The elephants.

My OCD is out of control at work today

I'm totally obsessive compulsive today at work. I started tearing all my stuff apart and went on a shredding frenzy. My co-worker thinks I'm nesting or something.

There are two reasons why I'm being crazy.
1. I am working a very long day today. And I still have 12 hours to work.
2. I'm missing a compact flash card from my work camera. I have photos from a major case on it.

The shredder and trash cans are getting full here. I feel soo cleansed though.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Day at the pool with friend

So I went to the gym this morning. I was soo bored after 15 minutes on the elliptical. But I got a little more peppy when they were talking about Plastic Surgery on the view. I love hearing about plastic surgery. Everyone needs to get some...hahaha. So I stayed on there for 30 more minutes.

Then I came home and changed. My pal Evil Mo aka Monique came over and we went to lunch. We had some yummy tacos at El Torito. We should have had some margaritas too. We made a promise to each other to come back for some margaritas.

Then we headed to CVS for some magazines and water. Yes, people, I even used coupons. Then off we went to the pool.

I felt like a teenager. Lounging on the pool chaises while everyone was chasing their kids around. Angry Toddler was at preschool. Mo and I had fun listening to everyone's conversations. YES, I'm nosey. Everyone knows that about me.

I listened to one mommy (who was wearing a bathing suit, she shouldn't be wearing) bitch about one of their other mommy friends. How that friend doesn't want to do playdates or anything like that. Well good for friend. I'm not that playdate, playgroup type of mommy either.

Then another mommy (who was wearing a tankini with roses all over it) was chasing everyone else's kids around. Wasn't it naptime yet?

And people wonder why I only have one child?

P.S. Do you like my artsy photo taken with my Blackberry? It's my new thing. I taken random photos and post them on my blog and/or my Facebook account.

Someone must really love their dog

I have dogs. I'm a dog person. But I had to laugh today when I arrived at the gym. This person had a picture of their dog on the spare tire cover of their Jeep.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Difficulty Adjusting

Yes, it's time to talk about Angry Toddler again.

It's been almost 3 weeks since he switched classrooms at preschool. Since then, I swear he's had like 5 new teachers. Which has left me terribly angered. His orginal teacher was on vacation for the first week of the switch. Ok, it's summer I understand that. She came back for a week and then gave her notice. Yep, she was quitting to go to work in the elementary school setting.

So this Monday he got a new teacher. His new teacher is fresh from maternity leave. I barely got to meet her yesterday. I like to start off the mornings by talking to his teacher. I tell her about his issues lately, and advise her of other things.

This morning was a rough morning. Angry Toddler was having a meltdown cause they moved two of his friends to another class for breakfast. It was only a temporary thing, but he lost it. The kid does not like sudden changes. It flips him out.

I wanted to talk to his teacher about a major issue we've been having. Angry Toddler has been coming home every day from preschool, soaking wet. He seems to get into some kinda of water. Usually it's the hose. I understand today, Wednesday, is water day. I dressed him accordingly. But seriously, yesterday, he went 3, YES THREE, seperate outfits at schools. I'm sorry, but I can't do laundry like this every day.

Another teacher told me last week to just dress AT in swim trunks and a t-shirt, so he will dry faster. People, can you kept the damn hose away from my kid. It's really that easy. Angry Husband is usually one of those let them roll with it type of people. But even he is getting pissed now. We went on Monday to get Angry Toddler and AH saw first hand how we he is when I pick him up. We were on the way to his Little Gym Class. We had to do a complete outfit change before we even made it to the class.

So, yea, the kid is not adjusting well to this class. Every day I walk by his old classroom and get a little sad. I see his teacher, and she tried to cheer me up. But she knows. Everything she worked so hard on, is now down the drain.

AT was also doing really good at potty training too. Now, not so much. He's completely regressed. He even asked my mom for a diaper the other day. He has not worn diapers during the daytime since February.

I'm going to try and talk to the teachers today about the water issue, but his main teacher will probably be gone when I get there. Sigh...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Concert at The OC Fair

Yea, I know. I bitched about the Orange County Fair in a post last week. Well going to the Fair is much different that standing around directing traffic at the Fair.

I went to the Fair on Sunday night with some of my gal pals from work. We were smart and ate first (nasty Fair food is not too good for dinner, plus it's expensive). We then went into the concert. The concert consisted of 3 bands (The Vandals, The Mighty Mighty BossTones, and Dropkick Murphys).

The people watching at the concert was quite enjoyable. I felt out of place, cause I wasn't wearing black. Seriously, everyone was wearing black. Plus, I really didn't have my tattoo out on display.

I wanted some alcohol so I drug my friends around looking for something other than beer. I like beer, but I was not too impressed with their selection. I finally found a frozen margarita vendor. Seriously, $12 for a damn icey margarita, which totally gave me brain freeze.

The concert was pretty good. The crowd was pretty drunk.

Of course, I had to get a t-shirt. I waited in line with all the other crazies to get my damn shirt. The shirts were reasonably priced too, at $20. Usually concert shirts are about $35-40.

Well, I will end this post with a pic of me and my gals! Ignore the picture quality. I took it with one of my work cameras, which was not working very good.

Goodies from Nordies

I forgot to post my goodies that I got at the Nordstrom sale. Unfortunately not everything is online, so I couldn't steal me some pictures. But I will show some of the stuff that is online too. I went on their site again today. I found more stuff that I have to have from there. I love Nordstrom. It's my favorite store to shop at.

Anyway, here is my stash:

Ed Hardy Shoes. This is my second part. They are awesome.

A Rubbish cardigan. I'm going to save it for late fall. It's a light tight as I got a smaller size. Note to self, must run more!

Quiksilver Jeans for Angry Toddler. I love how Quiksilver fits on him.

I got some other shirts for me too. I tried on a bunch of jeans for me too. But I wasn't going to spend $150 for a pair of jeans that will fit me for a month or two. I'm going to save up for when I hit my goal weight. Then I will get some new stylish jeans.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Angry Toddler, Please Take a Nap

Well it's almost 4pm. I worked out today, worked for 5 hours, and attended a kid's birthday party.

Unfortunately Angry Toddler is wild and reckless. I have to watch him every 5 seconds when he's at a birthday party. The kid was having too much fun in the bounce house. He refused to eat and/or even sit down for a second.

Everytime, I offered him food, I got this response: "No thank you". Yes, the kid is polite, but geez he needs to eat. He had those bounce house red cheeks. I made him drink some water, which he did take a few sips.

Of course, when it was cake time. Guess who was patiently sitting on a chair waiting for a piece, Angry Toddler. The kid loves cake. I'm not that parent who won't give him dessert since he didn't it". It was a birthday party. I was like, what the hell, eat some damn cake. Believe me, it was good cake.

I finally had to drag him out of there, cause I was tired.

He is now sitting on the couch, being babysat by his favorite rabbit, Ruby. You know the famous Ruby from Max and Ruby. I really hate that chick. She's quite bossy.

I'm hoping he will doze off soon so mama can get some rest. I'm about to pass out. Maybe Angry Husband will come home soon. That would be delightful.

Swimmer, I Am Not

I got up this morning at 4:15. I know, I'm crazy. But seriously, I had to work today. Plus we have a birthday party to go to, and well life..

So I went to the gym (24 Hour Fitness) to be exact. I decided that I was going to swim some laps. I decided to change up my routine a little. My friend, Lindsay, is training for triathalons, and swimming is working for her. That damn bitch, lost 5 pounds one week. So I thought I would try it.

This is not the first time that I swam lately. I went to our association pool a couple of times last week. So anyway, I put on my swim suit, cap, and googles.. I then hoped into the pool. Ugh, it was not warm like my association pools. At least it was a salt pool though. Love those salt pools much better than chlorine.

So, I did 20 laps. I swear I was dying. I keep swallowing water and gagging. Plus, I got a really bad headache from it too. I finally had enough and got out of the pool. I then realized that, oh my god, they had a sauna there. I usually use the sauna when I got get massages. I jumped on in. I sat there and sweat for about 10 minutes.

I don't know if I can do this "swimming thing". I told Lindsay this morning that it wasn't working for me. She told me that I probably wasn't breathing right when I did my laps. She said that there's alot more to swimming than just doing laps. I can't keep doing this if I get a migraine every time.

It's 10am now and I still don't feel right. I've eaten breakfast and I have drank a ton of water. I might have to stick with my running and maybe biking every once in a while.

I might even try one of those spinning classes. Lindsay highly recommends those too.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts today. This is my most favorite sale of the year. I started shopping this sale when I was in high school, and looking for back to school clothes.

I love all the great deals that they have. I've been lurking online at their website all morning, trying to scout out stuff.

I'm hoping to go to it after work with my mom today. I hope my mom can go, and I hope Angry Husband will be able to get Angry Toddler from preschool.

We already got some things on their pre-sale. Angry Toddler got some new tennis shoes, which he loved that day. This morning, not so much. He doesn't like the shoes anymore. So we might be returning those today.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Got the car washed today

I accomplished something today, right?

Angry Husband always asks what I did during the day. I can reply today, oh I got the car washed. Usually my response is something like, umm I went to the gym....and then he goes and....which my response is something like, umm wandered around Target.

Angry Toddler got into my car this morning and said, "Mama, u need go carwash". Yea when a 3 year old tells you, that it's time, well it's time.

The backseat was full of woodchips and sand. Gee I wonder where that came from.

I'm going to have Angry Toddler dump out his shoes before he gets in the car today.

Monday, July 14, 2008


I know, I know. Technically it's Monday. But for me, this is my Friday at work. I need to suffer through the next few hours, well at least until 4:30pm, and then I'm off till Friday.

Hence, the title of my blog, Angry Julie Monday. Cause Monday is really my Friday at work, and I'm dog ass tired by then. I only worked three days this week, but I think I was tired from the previous week.

I did work 3 hours of overtime last night. I directed traffic at the Fair. I should have taken some pictures of the interesting people that I saw. Seriously, do people have special outfits that they save for the Fair?

I loved the people watching. While, I was standing in line for a lemonade, I overheard a funny conversation. This group of people had bets with each other to find: 1. The youngest pregnant girl, and 2. The scariest carnie. I was busting up laughing.

Luckily, the Fair wasn't too busy so I got sent home early. Thank You Baby Jesus. I was supposed to work till midnight, which would have made for a very long day for Angry Julie.

I have nothing special planned for my days off. I will do some laundry, since we got that damn front loading washing machine fixed. We took it all apart, and there was a filter completely clogged. I think did a couple of cycles in the machine with Simple Green and CLR. It really cleaned it out. I will be doing laundry all week, I swear.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Back to the Grind

Well, I'm at work today. I've been off since last Sunday.

I'm still pissed off at my washing machine. I have to call Best Buy to get it serviced, asap. First my fridge goes and then this. We go through alot of laundry. It's going to totally pile up while the machine is not working.

I've organized all the bills and stuff while I was at work. Plus, I've shredded alot of stuff. We have one of those industrial shredders at work, it's soo fast.

The Orange County Fair is in town. It makes it totally traffic-y around town. I hate the Fair and Beach traffic around here. It sucks to drive in.

I did some errands with Angry Husband yesterday. I took my bike in for service and got some new swim goggles. I've been getting some tips from my friend, Lindsay, who's training for her latest triathalon. I'm totally jealous of her, cause she lost 5 lbs. this week. I'm still stuck in my weight loss plateau, so I thought I would try some different things.

My next 5K is next Sunday, but I don't know if I eill get the time off. Otherwise, I have the Disney Family Fun Run on August 30th. I need to get my ass in the gym this week ALOT.

Friday, July 11, 2008

I hate my washing machine

I really really hate my front loading washing machine. We've had nothing but problems since we bought it in 2004. It is a top of the line, LG.

I need to wash my uniform for work tomorrow. It keeps giving me error signals. I'm trying to run some empty cycles. I've unplugged and re-plugged it in.

Angry Husband is at the movies with friends. When he gets home, I'm going to have to go to my mom's to use hers.

This totally sucks and by the way, I work at 6am, tomorrow morning!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I'm soo exhausted right now.

I just got home from a mini two day Disneyland vacay with the family and my parents. Oh my god, seriously, I can't handle my parents that long anymore. I warned myself two years ago during the Vegas vacation from hell, never again!!!

Angry Husband and Angry Toddler are sleeping on our couch.. I know as soon as I venture to the bedroom and lay down, they will both wake up....

I will debrief more later..

Sunday, July 06, 2008


I dumped my MySpace account a couple of months ago. I got bored of updating it and all the HTML involved.

Well, I was working on a case for work and had to make a Facebook account to do some research. Well ever since then I've been getting "Friend Requests". I've gotten more in the past few days then the past month.

Facebook is really popular right now, me thinks...

It's pretty funny. You can definately get addicted.

So if you want to add me:

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Family 4th of July

After I got home from my 5K, I changed my clothes (showered, of course), and we headed out for some errands. The first place that we arrived at was Lowe's, which according to Angry Toddler is "The Tool Store". Angry Toddler loves going to Lowe's. While we were in there, he (AT) cracked us up. He had one of his cars in his hand and screamed a store an employee, "Check out my cool car, DUDE!". Angry Husband and I were totally cracking up. We made our purchases and then left the store.

Angry Toddler and I were in patriotic outfits for the day. Angry Husband chose not to dress in red/white/blue.

After running errands, Angry Husband told me that he needed some caffeine. We of course, he wanted a Monster energy drink. We had to stop at the Chevron Food Mart so he could picked up one. Oh My God, the damn can was Huge. It's called a B.F.C., which is supposed to be a Big Fat Can, but we use another word for F, in our house. I had to take a picture with my cellphone to show how big this can was.

We then went home. Angry Toddler and I headed to the mall with my mom to do some shopping. Angry Toddler had another growth spurt and he needed some new tennis shoes. We went to Nordstrom, and got these new Stride Rites. He's in a 10W now, which is huge. With huge feet, come huge prices for shoes.

After we came home from shopping, Angry Toddler and I had a nice long nap. I was really tired from running, and I guess, Angry Toddler was tired from shopping. When Angry Toddler woke up, we enjoyed some dinner, high quality hot dogs, and some fireworks.

Huntington Beach Surf City Run 2008

I thought, I would recap our 4th of July Holiday in order. I started off the morning by doing the HB Surf City Run with my running pal, Monique. It was a 5K.

As I hit Mile 1, I knew that I was struggling. I realized that umm, I didn't work out that much in the past week. I really need to increase my workouts again. I was such a slug.

I finished the run with a time of 35:12 which is a good time for me. Unfortunately, it is not a timing chip event. I love races with those timing chips. My official recorded time is 38:03, which is totally crappy. I waited in line forever to rip that tab off my running bib. I know that this was supposed to be a "fun" event, but I'm trying to get better times.

Here are some pictures of running pal, Monique, and I:

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Operation Grow Out Hair, the Summer Edition

I decided to grow out my hair in January. I made an announcement to my hair dresser on April 15th (Tax Day), that I was growing it out. He actually laughed at me. So anyway, he colored my hair that day and did some minor trimming on the ends to enable to grow out better.

Well, it's now July, and oh my god, I need some coloring done. Wow, my roots are gross!!! Plus my hair is totally unmanageable. It looks all gross and stuck to my head. So alas, I have an appointment at noon today, to get some work done. I hope he can do something with my hair.

Unfortunately, I will have to come home and re-do it after I leave the hair salon today. I can't stand the way he styles my hair, it drives me CRAZY.

I'm including some BEFORE pictures taken the other day when I was enroute to a deposition for work.

My weekly jaunt to paradise

Yes! That's right I went to paradise today. Nope, it wasn't a tropical island and I didn't even get a lei. But alas, for a working surbaban mom, Target is my own little paradise. First of all, cause it had just opened and it was totally dead there. Second of all, I was all ALONE.

Due to our refridgerator breaking last week. Which, by the way, got fixed yesterday. I had to stock up AGAIN. So I went to Target for some much needed items and of course, a few extras. I hadn't been to Target in a week. It was wonderful. I even got two new books and a birthday present for a friend's kid.

Of course, I spent almost $200 there. Good thing, Angry Husband gets paid tonight.

Where I found Angry Toddler this A.M.

Angry Toddler has a bad habit of roaming in the early morning hours. I always check on him when he's still sleeping, about every 15 minutes. I'm usually awake at about 6am, but I let him sleep till about 7:45, then I get him up for preschool.

I went to check on him at 7:45, right on time and could not locate him. Last time, he did this, I found him in the garage with the dogs. He had gone out our sliding glass door and climbed through the doggy door.

So he was in the closet, going through all of my jewelry. Ugh!!!! There was stuff everywhere. I have to clean it all up now. I'm going to move my jewelry box somewhere else. I know he's been eyeing it in the corner of the closet for a few days. I think he just waited for the right moment to strike.

New Domain Name

A Big Round of Applause to Sasha for helping me set-up my new domain. She totally rocks!!! She was able to help Ashley and me this weekend.

My new domain is: You can now change your bookmarks to this. You can still use the old blogspot address as well, it is set-up to re-direct you.

I feel soo special!!! I am very Happy that angryjuliemonday dot com wasn't taken. But really, there is only one Angry Julie Monday and that's me.

Once Again!!!!! Thanks Sasha! I've been soo busy this week, so it's the first chance I've had to blog.
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