The toilet in our apartment is “special”, in that you need to pull the lever back up after you flush. If you don’t, the water will keep running. Don’t ask me why this happens, we’ve been having to do this since Andy “fixed” the toilet last year. Anyway, he left his razor next to the sink and I accidentally knocked it into the toilet as I was pulling the handle back up on the toilet today. Thankfully, everything was already flushed, but sticking your hand into a toilet is never a fun experience.

I washed my hands twice for several minutes and followed up with hand-san. Once I was done sanitizing, I left a post-it by the sink. I decided to pin this one on the dog, because why not! I made sure to use improper grammar in the note. #LOLCATS has taught me that most animals hate proper grammar. I texted him and I have a feeling he knows it was me, not Zorro. Thankfully, it was only like a $5 razor and he doesn’t need me to replace it. Looks like Zorro is off the hook! This works out for him, because he never has ‘moneyz’.

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Andy and I decided to try Lulu’s last night, it just opened about a month ago. We were able to get a seat right away, which was nice! I’m guessing not a lot of people know about it yet, since it’s in an area full of other bars and restaurants a couple streets over. They have a pretty good beer selection and I’m a fan of bars with the large sliding windows. Andy got pretzel bites and a burger for dinner. The pretzel bites were more like salted mini bread buns, but still good! I (of course) got fried chicken (butt) with arugula salad and mashed potatoes. I didn’t like how the chicken was stacked on top of the mashed potatoes, and arugula on top of the chicken, But the food was darn good! 


The waitstaff was prompt and friendly, always things I appreciate. They seemed to have a decent amount of seating as well. We will definitely go back, but I will probably get a burger next time. I’m not ready for it to be Sunday already! We went to my parents house because she made a cake for my nephew’s 4th birthday. Unfortunately, his fever came back and he fell asleep and didn’t want cake. Poor kid, hope he feels better!

The only good thing about it being Sunday, is that I’m seeing Queen this week AND I CAN’T FREAKING WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!


Andy gave “crazy eyes” outside

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I had too much watermelon beer last night and feel kinda crappy today. But I think it’s mostly due to seasonal allergies more than drinking too much. I’m starting to think seasonal allergies is inaccurate, I seem to have them EVERY SEASON now. Anyway, I was a tad disappointed in my July Ipsy bag. It’s bound to happen occasionally with beauty box subscriptions. I thought the options were a bit skimpy, but hopefully August will be better! This month I got, Bare Minerals 5-in-1 BB Performance Cream Eyeshadow with SPF 15 (try saying that 5 times fast!), Clear Clinic Clear Spot Treatment, Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil,  Lord Berry Kajal Stick eyeliner, and Models Own Nail Polish

All these goodies came in a really cute pink makeup bag. I’ve only tried the clear spot treatment, so hard to tell if it’s effective after only one use. But if it is, I’m totally going to buy one to leave in my purse. I’ve also heard good things about the Bare Minerals eyeshadow. Maybe I will try it tonight with the eyeliner. I’m not sure I’m going to use the tanning oil, I’ve been trying to wear sunblock more these days. I’m getting old and don’t want to resemble George Hamilton. I might try the nail polish next week, using a solid red base. If I remember, I’ll edit this post as I try the other items. 

[EDIT 7/20] I tried the eyeshadow and eyeliner and love them! The drawback for the eyeshadow is dry time, so don’t glob it on! I had to wipe the excess off my upper eyelid once it was dried. But it went on smooth and has great coverage. The eyeliner worked pretty well, didn’t smudge but I didn’t do an extensive wear test. I wore it on the bottom lid only, fyi.[/EDIT].




*Disclaimer: Ipsy subscription purchased by me. All opinions are my own. 

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Continuing from my post about the Olive Oil Poached Tuna, Andy and I made the Pork Tonkatsu recipe last night. Andy did most of the chopping and made the salad. I was responsible for the pork cooking and prep. We didn’t have a meat mallet or a heavy enough pan to tenderize the pork as much as the recipe asks for. So I had to cook it longer than suggested. But other than that, it was freaking delicious! 

I was a little worried I wouldn’t like the cherry sauce on meat, but it went really well. I’m not sure if we’d make this on our own. Mainly because it uses some random ingredients that we’d never use again, like grape seed oil and yuzu. But other than that, I wish we had leftovers so I could have it again for lunch. This was definitely a hit with us, thanks Plated!



*I purchased this dinner kit on my own, all opinions are my own.

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REVIEW: mark All Butter Now Lip Treat


Review from my Avon blog

Originally posted on Germana's Avon Blog:


I decided to try the mark All Butter Now lipstick/balm with my last order and I love it! I ordered the Pop Tart color, which is a bright pink. The lipstick has great staying power, and it really moisturizes quite well. It’s infused with shea, cocoa, and mango seed butters. No wonder it gives a great buttery shine. At last, a lipstick that moisturizes and has great color coverage! I think I need to get some more, I just wish they had more than 4 shades to choose from. 

**DISCLAIMER: I was not asked or paid to review these products, I purchased the Avon products on my own. All opinions are my own. Please note, I am an independent Avon sales representative. 


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Cooking with Randy "All That"

In an effort to get myself to cook more, Andy and I tried Plated this week. They have an offer for 4 free dinners, when you use promo code “tryplated2014″. So we selected the Olive Oil Poached Tuna and Pork Tonkatsu. The food items were delivered in an insulated box yesterday to my front door. When Andy got home, we started cooking! Andy did all the chopping and made the sauce, and  I cooked the beans and tuna. Overall, it took us about 40 minutes before we sat down to eat. But man, was it a pain to do all that chopping! I think the food came out good, but the portions are too small for us. So I will be trying Blue Apron within the next couple of weeks.

Another thought would be to order portions for 4 and hope that there will be leftovers for lunch the next day. Later this week we’ll be making the pork, wish me luck!

Sorry for the blurry pic, I was too hungry for auto-focus

Sorry for the blurry pic, I was too hungry for auto-focus

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Snatch (2000)

After living in my apartment for over 2 years, I finally hit the fence in my driveway. I knocked it off the hinges. Not a lot of damage to my car (thankfully). But, I still don’t understand how I did it. I’m even able to park when my upward-angled driveway is covered in ice. UGH!  I tried to order some touch-up paint on eBay, but I picked the weird auction where they don’t list shipping. Apparently I have to wait to be invoiced?! I don’t like the sound of this. If I had realized this was a new thing (scam) on eBay I would have picked a different auction. 

I’m not that concerned about the scratches, most of them can rub off. But the deeper ones will require the sketchy-auction touch-up paint. My car is only like 2 years old and this is the first scratch that I did myself. I already have loads of “mystery” scratches from my neighbors opening car doors into mine. This also happens at work when giant-ass trucks have to park next to me. So I probably should have ordered touch-up paint a while ago. Oh well, shit happens. It’s not like I’m keeping the car forever, I’ll have to get an SUV type vehicle eventually. Not ready for that life “phase” quite yet, haha. 

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