Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Return To Numero Uno

I just love being number one! Tonight I became the very FIRST person to mark their territory for the 2010 Rose Parade. The last time I was first was in 2006. The last couple of years have resulted in a series of mishaps, 2007 it was totally forgotten amidst my PG headaches, 2008 I was expecting a relatively small crowd and didn't prioritize but 2009 required I make sure that our spot is marked!

I usually mark a big spot and then split in half with Becca's initials on half and mine on the other half (That way I don't look greedy) but since this year we are going to have east coast visitors (and first time Tournament of Roses Parade viewers) I decided to properly welcome them.

Happy Halloween

Friday, October 30, 2009

We Must Name This Child!

We have no name for her. I am frustrated, this task should not be that hard. It was so easy last time, hopefully this doesn't mean that everything about her will be harder. Good news, the pregnancy has been easier. Back to her name. I have started calling her by a different name everytime I talk about her. Just a couple of minutes I commented on a blog and reffered to her by one of the options. I wonder if Jenn will think we actually picked a name when she reads it.

Here are some of the options:


James came up with Camia the other day since it was a combo of Cannon and Mia. I actually liked it and and then Mom yelled it out loud. Yeah, that will never work. Can't you just picture Sydney "Camia", "Camia", "Camia" at the top of her lungs. Nice.

So please all, I am open for suggestions.......

Flashback Friday (38)

A Year Ago

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy 89th Birthday, Mia

Psalm 91-King James Version There is Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God

1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler[a] And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Notes From Dinner On The Central Coast

We ate dinner at AJ Spurs (1) Such a great group of guys (2) I ended up in jail (3) Six of us chose a root beer float for our desert (4) One lonely person chose a lonely little ice cream with chocolate on top (5) Glenn dips ribeye steak in ketchup.....seriously. (6) Meal was fantastic. (7) Company was better (8) Sometimes I should close my ears (9) I could win a trivia game about New Orleans if the questions were:

(1) What is the place that had the huricane Katrina? A: New Orleans
(2) What is that drink they all have there? A: Huricanes
(3) Whats the name of that famous festival they have there? A: Marti Gras
(4) What state is it in? A: Louisianna
(5) What is that famous street called? A: Bourbon Street

So glad I didn't disapoint you, Glenn :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

My Hotel Balcony

Real estate is clearly hard to come by at the Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo. See below: This is the amount of room available on the balcony in my hotel room. Fitting just my shoe (not even my stomach these days) this balcony is extremely non-functional. It may only be beat by those hotel rooms that have a balcony but you can only open up the door 4 inches.

As Seen On The Central Coast

For Mom, for Jenn and for Laura:

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Welcome To Moose Flats

Ya'll know I have been farming. What you don't know is that I have also been cooking in Cafe World. So I roped a couple of people into the Cafe one of whom was my mother. The default name of your cafe is "Kim's Cafe" or "Carol's Cafe", I have not changed mine but Mom has.....

Mom (a lover of Moose) has renamed her Cafe to "Moose Flats". She has modified her cafe to include two moose heads and has modern lodge-type decor. I have no doubt that this Cafe is located in Jackson Hole Wy or Grand Teton National Park.

I Missed Blog 1222

Back in my 1000th Blog post I mentioned that the next milestone would be 1222. 1222, my birthday and the reason 22 is so great. I missed it. This is post 1234 on the Kim1Champ blog. After realizing that I missed it I figured that the real celebration would be on post 122,073. Sure, it's far off but that would be a great day. Then I made the mistake of wondering if I would ever get to post 122,073.

The truth is that if I live until 75 and I continue to post as frequently as I have since starting the blog my blog will end at approximately 14,792 blogs. Seriously? Thats it folks. Time is limited. 14K sounds like nothing to me. My average number of blogs per year is 378. Doing a little more math I came up with approximately only 14,235 days to live. Nothing good about tell you the truth it's freaking me out big time.

So here we have it, milestone post number 1234 in place of post 1222. Maybe we'll celebrate the 2000th post or we'll start planning the funeral.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Official Hot Chick Bloggers List

Has been updated on our site. If you have a link section for the Hot Chick Bloggers please make sure your list is updated to reflect the current blog list. If I missed something please let me know. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Send Me A Picture

This blog is really about Queen B. I was testing my Blackberry Messenger the other day and asked Sara to send me a picture....She sends a picture of her yearbook photo! RO! I must say that she does look really hot in the photo. Love the hair. But who would send that yearbook photo as a random pic? What type of person does this?

For comparison purposes, before posting this photo I also sent a note to Jenn, KFuj and Jane and asked them for a picture. Jenn sent a picture of her computer screen, Jane sent a picture of a MJM and KFuj hasnt responded.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Stroller Tram

Last month Mom and I took the kids to Disneyland for Rachel's birthday. While waiting for the tram we realized that due to construction the tram was not loading like it normally did and because that those with strollers were having to wait forever.

I mentioned this to the tram worker and then mom started to complain a bit and the guy was like "look, I'll get you on the next one for sure". Well, he kept his commitment, not sure how happy everyone else was though.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

As Seen In Ontario Intl Airport Bathroom

I saw three of these signs in the bathroom at Ontario airport. On each one someone had decided that the CDC instructions weren't enough and they wrote in "Wash for at least 20 seconds" RO! I can't believe someone took the time to write in their two cents. I decided that I should continue to spread the news and so here you go blog readers:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Nevada Hair

Before I even get started let me say that some of the most beautiful chicks (with good hair too) I know live in Nevada but I thought this was hysterical.

My conversation at 7am Thursday morning with Queen B (over text):

Kim: I have terrible hair today
Queen B: I had high hopes for mine today
Kim: LOL
Queen B: Didn't measure up though
Kim: Mine is truly terrible and the worst part is I am on my way to Reno
Queen B: It's ok, there are no expectations of good hair in Nevada

and a few minutes later:

Queen B: Send me a pic

I'm Two!

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!!!!! David, Aunt Shi and Sydney Thomas all love you very very much! You are a very special little girl and you couldn't possibly be any cuter.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

What's Changed In 784 Days?

The last time I was in Reno was 784 days ago, August 22, 2007 to be exact. There were many changes that I observed during my visit today. FSO has a new office, the technology kiosk in the airport has been updated as the Best Buy Express kiosk, the bathroom cupboard has been restocked with lots of girly items (Love that bathroom!) and Tricia actually has an office! Yeah!

The most notable change was in the airport. The Christmas trees have finally been replaced with a campfire area. The backdrop is now a beautiful summer scene. I wonder if the backdrop will change for winter? I hope so, I sort of missed the trees :(

Great trip to Reno! Wonderful seeing everybody and being in Reno just puts me in an all around good mood! My promise is public and realistic, make it back in less than 364 days.

Happy Birthday, Kim! (And Kelly)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Zoo Lego Set

Elizabeth received this lego set from my parents for her birthday. While playing with it I observed that there is legos for food (Note the raw meat being eating by the tiger in the top left)

As I made this observation one of the guests at the party commented "Well they have to meat otherwise they'll eat the children" LOL

Happy Anniversary

To Kim and Matt (In May), Rachel and Kevin (In September) and Becca and Jason (Today)

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Trip To The Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday we took a trip to Oak Glen (for Apples) and then the Pumpkin Patch in Redlands. We had a great time and I would suggest this for anyone in Southern California. Both the kids and the adults had a blast!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Bathroom Photo

As most of you know, I have a fairly healthy collection of public bathroom photos. Still, the collection additions have somewhat tapered off lately. I was in this bathroom today and just had to take a picture of the soap dispenser.

Just to be clear that is mold all around the inside of the dispenser and yes the dispenser is sitting inside a very rusty can.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Super Busy Day

Shopping.....Visiting Kim and Micah.....Jenn's Southern California Shower.....Joshua and Elizabeth's birthday party. It was a long day but a good one!

Left the house at 10:32AM
Arrived home at 8:07PM

Friday, October 09, 2009

From: Kim Thomas

Today, I received the following email at my kim.thomas email address:

On Oct 9, 2009 11:48am,
Kim Thomas <> wrote:
I am available all next week
Kim Thomas> 3143242749>

I was copied on this email. How could a Kim Thomas copy the wrong Kim Thomas? I guess she doesn't know her email address or she's just jealous of mine.

I think everybody should call her, especially since we know she is available.

Flashback Friday (36)

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Wednesday Night In Phoenix

My evening started out at Coronado Cafe with Diane. I have only been here a handful times but the food is great and the atmosphere is even better. We had a great meal and conversation and she had me at the hotel by 7:00PM.

I walked into the hotel and saw a sign "Welcome Hilton Honors Guests, our guest of the day is Kimberly T" Nice! What a great surprise. The guest of the day receives a sign in the lobby (love that), an Arizona Iced Tea, Arizona chocolate bar, Arizona salsa and a bag of Doritos. Too Cool!

I went to the room and began catching up on some work. I was reading some email and having a BBM conversation with Sara when I got my second surprise. Four of my favorite people showed up at the hotel for a visit. They stayed and chatted for a little awhile and then headed home. I got a great break and then went back to doing some work, a little farming and watched some Nancy Grace. (Never watched her before she is such a b....)