Monday, August 31, 2009

Destination Unknown

I have a question for both military and non-military folks. When it's all said and done where do you want to end up living?

Sean and I had been discussing where we wanted to live after his time was up in the Army. As of right now, he's positive he's getting out after this re-enlistment is up. I think this time he might actually be serious. He's getting very burnt out in the Army and I can tell this and I think his body has just had enough.

So far we've discussed moving to the suburbs of the nearest big city to our hometown in Oklahoma. He likes the area, I like the area and it's close to my parents and friends.

We're also throwing around the idea of Louisiana. We both really liked being there. Granted, we don't want to move to Leesville, but we've discussed a few other areas in Louisiana that we wouldn't mind moving to.

At this point though I think we just want to move home. Sean is throwing around the idea of going back to school and becoming a history teacher. Interesting no? I think he'd be great at it and I can see him enjoying it as well. As for me I think I could be happy being a librarian at an elementary school or having my own photography business. Maybe even a little of both.

So if you aren't living where you want to live right now, where do you want to live? Or if you're military, where do you want to live once you are done with your time of service or after retirement?

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Dear God...I never thought I could miss someone so much. I feel like such a baby about it too. I mean, women have done 12 months or 15 months of no husband and I'm complaining about 3 weeks. I just feel so alone though. It doesn't matter how much interaction I have during the day either, at the end of the day I go home to an empty house and it's just Boomer and I.

It makes me wonder how I ever did so well when I was single. I guess it's because I had friends and family in close proximity and they kept me occupied. Maybe also it was you don't miss what you don't have. So..not having a husband that lived with me everyday..then I didn't miss it. Make sense? Ok..maybe not, but it does to me.

I just have this overwhelming since of dread about everything right now. Mainly the deployment is what I'm referring to. I have all these scenarios and questions that run through my mind and I try to tell myself that I can't possibly be the only person who has thought these things, but it makes me feel a bit morbid at times.

You want to know the stupidest fear I have about this whole thing? I worry that something will happen to Sean while he is deployed and he won't love me anymore. Isn't that dumb? But that's a huge fear that I have. Completely unfounded and stupid, but nevertheless it worries me to no end.

I'm really sorry to be a Debbie Downer about all this. I swear I'm still a fun, positive person. I guess the stress and worry is just getting to me.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday Randoms

Do you ever have those days when you look in the fridge and absolutley nothing looks good? I'm having one of those days today.

It's been that kind of day though. I tried tanning and it decided to storm. I tried to hang pictures and my first attempt it was obvious I was way off center. Yeah...last time I try to eyeball it first. After hanging said pictures I came to the conclusion our apartment has to be the cheapest made apartment EVER. I mean, I've lived in cheap apartments, but this one takes the cake. For one, I guess Italian landlords like to use very and I mean very cheap paint. That stuff flakes off like you wouldn't believe! A few hits from my trusty hammer and nail and it was like a snowstorm. It doesn't look bad if you just don't look behind the picture on the wall. It's going to look like crap when we move out of there though.

My agenda for the rest of the day? Run at the gym, stop by and get a few must-have things from the commissary, maybe go downstairs and sift through my Christmas things. Nothing puts me in a good mood like looking at my Christmas decorations/ornaments. Oh and a note about our downstairs storage area? It's damp. As in so damp that a few wooden tables we put down there and my suitcases were sporting mold. Uh...ew! Thank god almost everything else is in Rubbermaid storage containers and spared that.

I wish I could tell my February self to under no circumstances take this apartment. Ah well...all part of the experience I suppose.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Seen and Heard

One teenager sporting a rattail (yes I did said rattail) at the commissary. Um...hello? The 90's wants their hair back.

"Oh nice to meet you Alyssa!" It's Melissa...not Alyssa. (At our FRG dinner this evening)

"Jacob, SIT DOWN and stop running around! No, do not bite me!" - The lady and her son sitting across from me at our FRG dinner

A sexy blonde sporting the cutest dress ever from Forever 21. Oh wait. That was me. (He he)

A PX chock full of Halloween stuff. Isn't it a little early? I think holiday decor should not be displayed until at least 30 days before the holiday. That didn't stop me from eating and enjoying a Reeses pumpkin though!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Scrumptious Mushrooms and Screamers

Thanks to everyone for your sympathy and words of advice yesterday. I'm 99.9% sure that I'm going to leave the job. Even with someone new coming in, I just don't feel the excitement I once had for the job. I'll stay until I get to discuss it with Sean and then I'll most likely be out of there. I haven't decided yet or not if I want to look for something else. I'd kind of like to be able to work on getting my Masters (FINALLY) working more on my photography and traveling without having to worry about taking time off for it.

Today I bought some portabella mushrooms at the the commissary. I wasn't sure exactly how I wanted to cook them, but I knew I was in the mood for a mushroom sandwich. A google search and wha-la! I found this recipe. Instead of just balsamic vinegar, I used Andrea's recipe for Italian dressing that I had previously made and then combined it with the soy sauce. Other modifications I made was using one slice of bread, using parmesean cheese lightly sprinkled on top and I had to forgo the spinach as I had none. It was DELISH! I highly recommend making it for yourself.

Has anyone watched Wheel of Fortune lately? It's like a constant barrage of screaming. Everyday there is at least one young, 20-something contestant who SHRIEKS everytime she solves the puzzle. I have to say it's very off-putting and I feel for Pat Sajak. I bet sometimes he just wants to tell them to can it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Take This Job and Shove It *Update*

I'm this close to actually saying this right now.

You've heard my issues with the guy that is filling in as the director right now. Just when I thought I couldn't possibly not like him any more and then he and I had a conversation last night.

Basically last night he told me he had evaulated my performance since he had been here. He told me I was a medicore employee and was also unenthusiastic and unmotiviated. It took all I had not to laugh in his face when he told me that. I mean really? I've worked for ten years and I've NEVER had a boss tell me that. In fact, I've had nothing but glowing references since I started working.

He also brought up the fact again that me getting every Friday and Saturday off was not fair. Really? Not fair to whom? I work the other five days of the week, so how exactly is that not fair? He told me he'd like me to start coming in on the weekends and working and I told him no. I said that might make me a selfish employee, but I'm not coming in to work weekends when my husband is deploying within the year. After he deploys, then we'll talk about rotating weekends, but right now? HELL NO! His response? I'm very disappointed in your choice and your attitude.

Yeah? Well screw you buddy. The USO is about soldiers and their families, so you don't understand why a military spouse wants to continue to work the schedule that she was hired to work and you aren't flexible either? Yeah..way to continue the USO mission. Jackass

Evidently the new director is coming September 7th. Unfortunately this guy will be around to train him/her so we are looking at him leaving the first of October. To be honest I'm not sure if I can stomach another month with him.

Right now I'm looking at a couple of different scenarios.

1. Stick it out and see how the new director is. If it's not an improvement and they still aren't flexible then I'll most likely quit working before the year is up.

2. See how they are about letting me off for future things like trips, etc. I want to go home for Christmas for 2 weeks. Anything less is just not economical for the price of a flight. I also plan on taking a week off for the cruise with my parents and then time off for Sean's R&R.

3. Quit around June 1st if they won't work with me on this. Yeah..I know it's a lot of time to ask off for, but I'm more than happy to work extra and even on weekends to make that up.

I know "real" world jobs aren't that flexible and I get that. It just seems ridiculous to me that one boss can be so flexible and great and the other just sucks. There's just no other way to describe it.

I did want to work when I got overseas and that's why I accepted a part-time position. It was a fun job and I enjoyed it. Now I'm really regretting my decision to be honest. Sure the extra money is good, but I'm not sure it's worth me hating to come to work everyday and that's where I'm at right now.

Edited to add: I just got off the phone with my mother in which I sobbed about how much I hate my job. Evidently my words of "I'm not working Fridays and Saturdays until my husband deploys" has fallen upon deaf ears as he pulled me into his office and told me I'm now working every other weekend. The kicker? When he said, "Deployments or not Melissa you need to do your part." I actually would have quit right then and there if it weren't for the fact that I would like to speak to Sean first before I just up and quit. Oh..and you can bet your button I'm going to try to find a new job ASAP.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I'm dealing with being intimidated right now. Intimidated of going out and doing things on my own. I'm not scared of going on post, it's more going out onto the economy and shopping/eating/etc that intimidates me.

It's so much easier doing things when you have someone to do them with so you aren't so alone. I have to get used to this, because obviously Sean is going to be gone for a year and I can't just be a hermit for a year.

I've decided I'm going to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone at least once a week and go out and do something.

In the States I don't think this would have bothered me as much, it's mostly just the language barrier here and a completely different culture that intimidates me.

Do you ladies struggle with this as well? Or am I being a big 26-year-old baby?

Monday, August 24, 2009


This morning I was up early as my landlord was supposed to be here at 8 to come look at the water stain in our kitchen. Yeah...he never showed up, but I did see the guy cutting the grass doing this:

Yeah..that would be him peeing. I saw him look around and then do it. I stood there for a good minute debating whether or not to get my camera, then finally did and when I came back he was still there! A ha ha ha.

I've had the hiccups off and on since 3:00 today. They are actually to the point now where they are hurting me. I hate hiccups!

Oh and I'm completely obsessed with Spain at the current moment. I'm watching a Rick Steves' DVD on Spain as I type this and you can bet I have like 3 books right now that I'm reading about Spain. I'm not sure where the obsession comes from. France? Sure. Germany? Why not. Spain? Hell yes! I'm hoping to take a trip there before Christmas, but we shall see.

I'm trying to see the positives in Sean being away and I came up with these 2 things.

1. I have the whole bed to myself and so I sleep better.
2. I can wear not so cute undergarments without hearing comments about it.

Told you I was random today.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bedding, Trips and Tips

As you know I'm attempting to decorate my home. So far I've found a few things that I think will help, albeit they are small things.

Yesterday I found this:

Sean and I are in need of new bedding and we both love black and white. I think some accent colors like red or turquoise (not together,don't worry) would punch it up a bit. Your thoughts?

Yesterday started three weeks of absolutley no contact with Sean. Since we first started talking we've never gone this long without texting, etc. So...this should be an interesting three weeks.

I ordered $60 worth of old sorority photos last night that I didn't have the money to buy when I was actually in college. was more than I thought it would be, but I'm excited to be able to put these pics in my scrapbook and honestly if I didn't buy them those events would have been left out as I myself had no pictures of the events. Those were the days before I got my first digital camera.

Did I mention that my parents, brother and I are going to be taking a Greek cruise next summer? I'm so excited! In all honesty it seems like a lot of cruises in Europe aren't that expensive. I'm thinking of taking a couple more while I'm here. I'm still looking for a reasonably priced tour to Russia. If anybody knows of any let me know.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Snapshot Saturday

This was taken tonight from my apartment window. I think storms are so beautiful.

I made this last night for supper. Linguini with shrimp, olive oil, garlic, spices and some parmeseana-pecorino(sheep's cheese) on top. Molto bene!

Last, but not least: My two favorite boys ready for bed.

Hope your Saturday is great!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Getting Things Done

I've accomplished a lot the last two days.

Yesterday I met two Bloggers. I had coffee with Dana and her adorable son Jericho and then later Becca stopped by the USO to say hello. I always love meeting fellow bloggers in person.

I ran by housing because they called Sean to tell him our landlord had changed his bank account and so we needed to have our bank update the info. Come to find out he sold our apartment to someone (which is legal) and I had to give the bank her info. I'm hoping she's a better landlady than he was. While I was there I told them we still don't have a stove hood and there is a water stain that has appeared in our kitchen. Sean and I lament the fact we chose this apartment, but our only option is to pay out of pocket to move and that's too expensive.

I went to the bank this morning. Bought fuel coupons for the car, filled the car up, stopped by the auto shop to ask if they would sell me a tire gauge tip as mine had fallen off (which they gave me for free) dropped off trash, worked out (45 minutes of free weights) bought groceries and made it home all before noon.

I also was very excited when I got on the scale today and saw the lowest weight since perhaps high school? Guess this running and free weights is doing some good.

Boomer and I just finished tanning and I think this evening will involve shrimp fettucine (low-cal of course) working on my college scrapbook, photo editing ( if time) and Forrest Gump.

Oh..and last night I almost punched a guy in the face. I dropped by the bar on-post to drop off a volunteer (and close friend's) laptop to him. I stayed for about 15 minutes talking to my friend and several other volunteers who all happen to be men. A guy walked up to me and asked if I'd play pool with him. I flashed my ring, told him I wasn't interested and continued talking to my friends. He walked back over, not once, but twice and the last time informed me that because I was with friends that meant I didn't love my husband very much. I finally told him to get out of my face before I called the MP's on him for harrassment. Seriously? I can't even stop by a place for 15 minutes to chat with friends? I really think that's none of your business.

Some people!

What are your weekend plans?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rant of the Day

I really try not to get mad at my husband about small things, especially when in the grand scheme of things it's probably not that important. Whenever something is important to me though and it's serious enough for me to ask you to stop the action that you are doing. Then I expect it to be stopped. I mean, is me telling you it bothers me and I have an issue with it not enough of a reason to stop? Seriously?


Rant over.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pity Party

I'm trying really hard today not to throw a pity party. Sean left today for a month of training and the first day I always find really hard. I've already cried and Boomer was kind enough to try to cheer me up. I really considered staying at home, but knew that would only make me feel worse, so I went ahead and came to work. Thankfully El Asshat aka my boss has been MIA the entire day so it's made today actually bearable.

I'm thinking tonight will involve a little Always Sunny In Philadelphia, some photo editing and a big helping of rice with my green enchiladas.

So...a little off the subject, but Sean and I were watching Deadwood last night. Of all the HBO series I have to say it ranks in my bottom two. I just can't get into it. I don't like the Sopranos either. Not surprisingly Sean enjoys both Deadwood and the Sopranos. However, we both really enjoy Big Love and Entourage.

Anyone else feel that way about Deadwood?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blog Drought?

So Sean actually told me the other day that my blog posts were getting pretty boring and dry. (Thanks babe!)

I told him I didn't have much to blog about right now and what I did have to blog about I wasn't sure you guys would want to hear as it was mostly negative things like how my current boss is a giant douche and things of that nature.

I do have a few trips coming up: Naples over Labor Day and then on to Munich for Oktoberfest in late September. I'd like to get to Spain and France before the year is out, but I'm not sure if that's going to happen. Mainly because I need to save a little for a flight back to Oklahoma for the holidays. I refuse to spend Christmas in a foreign country by myself. That doesn't mean that I won't try to get to as many Christmas markets as possible before I leave though.

So, this won't make my blog that more spicy, but I figure it will be interesting to see your answers to the question.

Here's the question:

If people could describe you in three words, what do you think those three words would be?

I think they'd say mine were: bubbly, sarcastic and reserved.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sting Like a Bee

This morning I had a very painful experience.

See...Sean and I had a nice breakfast at the chow hall. Oh how I love chow hall breakfasts..... Anyway, we get in the car and I settle myself in the seat. As soon as I do I feel an intense pain at my lower back as if I'm being bitten. I flop around screaming that something is biting me and Sean's staring at me like I'm crazy. I lean up enough that he can see it's a honeybee that's been stinging me.

Talk about PAINFUL! My back still hurts and that was over 5 hours ago. I think one reason it's so bad is because it stung me right at the base of my spine. I took some Benadryl to combat the swelling and I made Sean double check to see if the stinger was out, but no relief from the pain.

In other news, I asked a volunteer to bring her camera to the USO event the other day, as I had forgotten mine. In the process of taking pictures with hers, I dropped it and broke it. Of course I had to offer to replace the camera. It was my fault that it's broken and I would want someone to offer to fix mine if a similiar situation happened. I'm just glad it was a cheaper camera and not a super expensive one. I'd hate to be out more money then I already am.

Guess this is going to be one of those accident-prone weeks.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Martha Stewart I'm Not

I'm back and ready to blog. The last few days have been busy with preparation for the event we had on Saturday and then last night I was so tired all I could do was sit on the couch and work on my scrapbook.

I have a goal in mind while Sean is deployed. Well..a goal besides the usual lose 10 lbs. I want to decorate our apartment. To really make it into a home. Now...I know some of you might caution me not to change a whole lot while he's gone so he doesn't feel like he's coming back to a strange home and I get that. However, since we've moved in we haven't decorated our apartment at all. We haven't hung any pictures, bought any rugs, nothing. Our apartment is as bare as the day we moved in.

One reason is because I'm not creative in the decorating department. At all. Secondly, for awhile we really thought we might be moving because of the whole pet situation we were going through. Now that we are going to stay it's time for me to decorate.

We have an Ikea not too far away and I plan on going there for some things. Do you guys have any Etsy shops you'd recommend for decorating? Any online stores you'd suggest? I know there are Italian places I could look at for furniture, but I'm not really looking to buy any good furniture until Sean and I are not moving around anymore.

Let's hear those suggestions!

Oh and one more thing. If you would, please go over to my good friend Sara's blog and donate to her Fight Gone Bad cause.
You can read more about it here. It's a great cause, I encourage you to go check it out!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Guitar Hero Addicts

Due to our purchase of a new Guitar Hero guitar (someone broke ours) *cough* Sean *cough* and three new Guitar Hero games we have been caught up in Guitar Hero fever all day today.

I promise I'll try to return with an actual post of quality after my big USO event tomorrow. Things should be less busy after that.

P.S. I'm going to Naples over Labor Day weekend!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fun With Photoshop

For a lack of a better post today, I'm going to show some before and after photos on Photoshop. The changes aren't drastic, but I think it's very important to have at least Photoshop Elements to give your photos that little extra boost.

Exhibit A:



Exhibit B:



Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Random Thoughts

- I have yet to see a decent picture of someone on a military ID. How is it possible I can look decent in all other ID's, but my military ID always makes me look like 10 lbs heavier?

- my hair needs to be cut and highlighted so badly. I'm almost ashamed to walk around post

- I really want to go to Naples over Labor Day, as Outdoor Rec is sponsoring a trip, BUT I need to find someone to watch Boomer and I feel guilty leaving him for two days

- work still sucks. Yesterday I was asked if my hours could be increased and if I could start working every other weekend. No and No. The weekend thing won't work because I refuse to give up the two days that Sean and I actually have to spend with one another. With deployment quickly approaching I'm not giving up any time. So sue me.

- I've been horrible about getting out and photographing things lately. I feel like there aren't enough hours in the day

- I'm in love with strawberry wine. At a recent party, one of the wives had some she purchased from a local winery. It was the nectar of the Gods, let me assure you

-I haven't ordered anything from Forever 21 in over a month. This fact shocks me

Monday, August 10, 2009

Question of the Day

Do you find it odd when girls at the gym have full make-up, coiffed hair and wear skirts to work out in? Might I also add it was not a running skirt (which I find super cute) but some sort of fitness skirt that showed her undies to the world while she was on the weight bench.


*Edited to add* This was at 9:00 this morning. So no day at work before coming to the gym. I mean, that I could fully understand.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Job Stress

If my posts have seemed a little off the last few days, it's because I'm going through some stress at work.

Awhile back I mentioned that my boss was taking another position at a different center. This past week the temporary replacement until we hire someone to take her place has been here.

Let me just say that this hasn't been a pleasant week. Thank GOD this person will only be here for one month, two max or I'd probably have to quit and just become a volunteer.

It's so bad that the volunteers and soldiers don't want to come in while he's here and I certainly don't.

My problem with this person?
A. False sincerity and it's very obvious.
B. Every little thing any of us here do has to be scrutinized.
C. This person asks for opinions on situations, we give them and then the person continues to do exactly what he wants, despite the fact that we've told him changing it would upset people.
D. Last, but not least I was at the center eating lunch the other day in the kitchen. I did not approach the desk, I did not say I was there to work, as I had four hours until I was scheduled to work. I was merely there to eat lunch and converse with a few people. This person interrupted me talking to people AND eating lunch, not once but twice to inform me of things I needed to do once I got to work. Finally I was a bit rude and told them I would be happy to discuss those things once I got to work! I just find it rude when I'm not working to come and continue to ask me to do things. I feel like a list would have been sufficient.

I just really want this person gone and the replacement to start before I go crazy!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Photograph Friday

So...I'm sort of borrowing this idea from Megan and her Flashback Fridays so I hope she doesn't mind.

Anywho..because I've had one of THOSE days the last two days I'm going to do a post that will bring back some good memories and hopefully make me not want to strangle someone.

The following pictures are from our Alaskan cruise. It was my graduation present and it was awesome. I fell in love with Alaska and cannot wait to go back. If I had my way I'd want us to be stationed there after Italy.

This was taken outside Skagway, Alaska

My Mom, brother and I

This was a boat in Sitka, Alaska. I loved Sitka the most, but ironically we got to spend the least amount of time there.

Icy Strait Point. This used to be a salmon cannery. Now it's a sort of museum.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I've Never...

- Used a sauna until today
- Gotten a pedicure
- been to a Broadway play
- been to Spain (ha ha, had to put that in)
- had any sort of surgery
- seen Titanic all the way through
- bought a really good expensive pair of shoes (a fact I plan to remedy soon)
- been able to see the appeal of playing golf

What are some things you've never done?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Life as I Know It...

As an update to my ticket, I went to the MP station yesterday and talked to the MP "in charge" Supposedly I can't contest it with him, but have to fill out some form to do so, blah blah blah. I didn't really catch all of it. I was sure to tell him about the unprofessional attitude from the MP that stopped me and he told me he'd call him in and talk to him about it. I have my doubts if that will actually happen, but maybe he'll actually do what he said. Word on the street from one of the MP's that frequents the USO is that everyone can't stand the dude and basically thinks he's a big douche, so that makes me feel a bit better.

Deployment prep is kicking into high gear. We have a meeting next week, Sean is leaving to train later in the month and we have an idea of when they will be leaving, but nothing is set in stone yet. I had a small set-back the other night. Sean fixed me dinner, we were talking about some paperwork we had to fill out for the deployment and I just cried. I hate looking at a piece of paper that has my husband's funeral wishes on it. It seems so wrong. I hate crying about this in front of him. I need him to know I can do this and so that's one last thing he has to worry about before he leaves.

This part of the Army life really sucks. A lot.

In other news, I'm finally back to regularly working out. With Sean's crazy work schedule and mine I haven't had time the last couple of weeks, but things are somewhat back to normal and I can actually get to the gym. I don't know about you gals, but I feel like crap when I don't work out for extended amounts of time.

As part of my new health kick, we've been eating tons of salads ( I mentioned this a few posts back) Anyway...I've found the most delish thing to put in salads. It's a great source of protein and super easy.

I never thought I'd be a fan of veggie patties, but this is delish. Trust me!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I am so angry right in I'm shaking angry.

I came on-post today to do my shift at the USO. On my way I got stopped by the MP. I had no idea why he pulled me over, as I knew I wasn't speeding.

Well 15 minutes later and an extremely rude MP later I had two tickets and six points off my driver license here.

The MP says I didn't stop at the stop sign (false) or make a left turn signal (false). I asked him if I could contest it and he got all pissy and said I could follow him to the MP Station. I informed him I was already late for work and didn't have time for that. I asked him how many points off my license these two tickets were and he said six and in a snotty way told me six more and they'd take my license. At that point I was tired of his rudeness and told him I was aware of that, because I'd taken the class.

Don't get me wrong, I have no issues with MPs, but I do have an issue with you being rude to me and ticketing me for things I didn't do just so you can make some sort of quota. I showed my boss the two tickets and she's going to do her best to get them taken care of. I hope that's possible.

What a day.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Truth and Sexy Time!

So to answer which are the truth and which was the lie from yesterday, all of you that said number 1 was the lie are correct!

I was not voted best smile my senior year, but I did hop a 10 foot wall with two friends on my 18th birthday into a baseball stadium and I did buy my wedding dress for $75.00.

It was an amazing find, I'm not going to lie. Here's a little background on the dress. Because Sean and I had a JOP wedding first and pretty much ran off and got married, my parent's weren't happy with me. So...Sean and I ended up paying for most of our wedding ourselves. budget for my dress was barely existant. I just so happened to find the dress while shopping at a thrift store with a friend. I tried it on, it fit perfectly and just needed to be dry cleaned and the zipper fixed. All in all with the zipper, dry cleaning and dress it cost me about $200.00. Not too shabby.

So Sara tagged me for this sexy survey. Here are the rules:

- Write 5 things that make me feel sexy
- Post a pic (only IF I dare)
- Pass it on to 5 lovely bloggers

1. Dresses. Nothing makes me feel sexier than a dress or skirt that fits just right and shows off my best features.

2. Laughing over a private joke with Sean. I like that it's our secret, only the two of us are in the know of what we are laughing about.

3. When my back is touched. I LOVE to have my back touched. It's like the best feeling in the world.

4.When everything comes together and you look your best. Hair looks great, make-up is awesome and the clothes come together and you look HOT.

5. Corsets or bustiers. Vintage glamour and oh so flattering.

Because I do dare, I'm going to post a sexy pic. Don't's not risque. Remember when I talked about wanting to get pin-up pics done? This is my attempt of doing it myself.

I tag:
1. Full of Heart
2. SinGal
3. Jenny at Indiana Girl
4. Jessica at Southern Yankee
5. Lala at What? Mermaids