Wednesday, February 22, 2006

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It's always darkest before the dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it." ~Author Unknown


I didn't really do enough today to warrent a bulleted list like usual, so I'll just throw out some random stuff...


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He's Quite the Charmer...

Steve: "I need a quickie before we leave." (He had come home from work early and he had to shower and get dressed before we could go to the tile place to pick a backsplash.)

Me: "Um, at least shower first. You smell like dirt."

Steve: "Oh c'mon. All you gotta do is pull your pants down quick. Let's go."

Me (shaking head): "And to think that chicks everywhere think I'm lucky to have you. Uh huh. I sure am."

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Backsplash Hell

It's done. It took us two and a half loooooong hours at the tile place, but w finally decided on and ordered our backsplash tiles. Every single other customer in the store had come and gone by the time we made our final decision. And we changed our minds completely four times. I'm not talking changing our minds from one shade of green to another. I'm talking complete changes, like from light tan tumbled marble tiles to an entire pewter backsplash. God bless the saleswoman because she just laughed as we changed our minds over, and over, and over, and over...

We finally decided on a combination of slate, copper and bronze tiles in various sizes. The slate is called copper slate and has gorgeous red/copper/tan tones in it.


The pattern of the slate tiles will include them being straight across at some points, as well as on the diagonal (like in the picture above). The design also includes copper and broze accent tiles and elements (similar to the ones in the first picture). We both LOVE our choices and can't wait to see it when it's done.

However, let me just tell you, that based on the invoice from the tile place, I really need to get a job ASAP. I believe we may have sacrificed our new refrigerator for a few more weeks, due to teh ridiculous price of metal accent tiles. When told the price of our soon-to-be backsplash (he asked... we didn't just blurt out our total), my father-in-law replied that he could've given us some pennies to glue on the wall and saved us a TON of money. Yeah. Funny stuff dude.

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American Idol Jabber...

So let's talk. I'm LOVING AI this season so far. Holy group of talented people, Batman. But anyway, a bunch of 'em are really good. Some are just so-so or downright suck, etc. Who cares. As long as that perfect speciman of a man, Ace, is on the show and they keep showing shots of his equally hot brother in the audience, I don't give a rat's ass who stays and who goes on the show. Oh...My...God...

I couldn't stop drooling and had to muster up every ounce of my willpower not to shove my hand down my lounge pants and start"rubbing the genie" if you know what I mean. Whew!

And while we're talking about people to keep on the show, let's not forgot good ol' Taylor Hicks. We adore him. I have never witnessed a happier person in my life. Seriously dude. I don't know what wacky weed you're smoking to make you act the way you do, but keep smokin' it. Because I have never laughed as hard as I did tonight when you finished your song. I was literally crying from laughing so hard when you stood there yelling, "1!!!... 2!!!... 1!!!... 2!!!" as Ryan told America to vote for number 12 if they had liked what they'd seen. You my friend, are a true gift to the human race.

12 comments:

TC said...

LOL at Steve, sounds like Tristan, but he doesn't smell like dirt.

I love Taylor Hicks too. AI is on right now, so I will watch it in a little while so I don't have to watch commercials.

I think your blacksplash will turn out nice, I am glad you FINALLY made a decision,LOL!

Melissa said...

Ace, Taylor and Gedeon are my favorites. I think Ace is going to go all the way...he's just a complete package.

Love the backsplash, babe.

Alien said...

Melissa: I'd love to get my hands (and other things) on Ace's package. ;) LOL!

beth said...

Your kitchen is going to be stunning!! Will Steve install it? When? Seriously, copper tiles are my favorite.

LMAO at Steve's quickie conversation. I wish Mark were that easy. ;-)

Alien said...

Beth: Yes, Steve will install it. I'm going down to pick up the majority of the tiles today. Unfortunately, the broze scroll tiles that will be used in the listell(which are TOTALLY your style BTW... LOL!) have to be ordered. So he can't really install it until those come in. Hopefully, next week I can pick those up and he can install it next weekend.

And we actually threw around getting ALL metal tiles, but the cost would've been astronomical, and we felt like it would've been missing some color.

I actually fought for a bit for smaller mosaic slate tiles, but he wasn't having it. He HATES random mosaic patterns and said he didn't want "a clown kitchen". Fucker. LOL!

Veronica said...

Love the backsplash! It's beautiful!

I dig Ace.

beth said...

Well, I think this is a great compromise then. It's got all the beautiful color variations, but is more muted than the mosaic. I really can't wait to see it!

BTW, as a fellow Sag, I totally get where he's coming from on random patterns. I just can't make myself do them! ;-)

Alien said...

LOL Beth. You know, you mentioned the Sag thing once before. And standing there yesterday in the tile place, discussing our choices, and not being able to convince him to go the mosaic route, I laughed and said, "You are SUCH a Saggitarius, ya bastard." LOL!

beth said...

Oh, and Saggitarius apparently love quickies, too! PIMP!!

EE said...

OMG, that quickie conversation you had w/ Steve is exactly like ones we have ALL THE TIME. LMAO I'm all about quickies though ;)

LOVE the backsplash you chose!

I was way more wowed by the guys last night than I was the girls. Favorites are the young kid who went 2nd, Taylor and Ace. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm Ace........... lol

Alien said...

EE, the Elvis kid? Really?!?! I'm surprised. He was cute, but didn't wow me at all.

I forgot, I also LOVE the bald dude that sang "Wanted Dead or Alive" and Bucky. Bucky is so freakin' cute with his aw shucks personality (and his voice always surprises me).

I was also surprised by Simon's comment to that kid that he's the best male vocalist they've ever had in 5 years. I mean, I REALLY like the guy too, but the BEST one? I dunno about that...

EE said...

Oh no, Bucky bugs the crap out of me, lol [ducking]