Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I know I know, What the heck is "Hoppy New One" all about?

Allow me to explain, as most of you already know from a previous post my Hubby is a bus driver here in So. Cal. Believe me he has plenty of stories from the road, unfortunately today this is not one of them...
I know, what a tease right!?

See here in So Cal we have a large "English as a Second Language" population, and Hubby gets plenty of natives to that population on his bus, last year on New Years Eve Hubby had lots of people trying to tell him "Happy New Year" but they didn't realize they were saying it wrong... they would say
"Hey! Hoppy New One"

So in honor of our ESL students
I would like to tell all of you guys
"my fellow BBF's (Blogger Best Friends) and Rockstars"

"Hey! Hoppy New One!"
I hope you have safe & fun night tonight

Monday, December 29, 2008

Random Rant

So I’m sitting here at my desk,
minding my own business trying to look productive
when I hear a horrendous sound coming from the hallway near my door.

It's a child.
Not your typical loud crying child,
but rather a possessed, blood curdling, screaming child!

I open the door and glance in the parent’s direction as to look like I’m asking
“If everything is alright”
when really I’m looking in their direction to say
“Really asshole!? You can’t hear that?”
And they are just sitting there ignoring the spawn of Satan like he’s not even making a sound.

WTF? …I hate people like that.

Not everyone can tune out your kid the way you can people.
Not everyone thinks it’s funny or cute.
Not everyone will tolerate it without wanting to choke or punch your child!

Normally I will call you out in public because I’m a jerk like that
and I will tell you to tend to your child or even use my mom’s favorite
“watch your kid before someone walks off with them!”

But I couldn’t do that at work. *insert sad face here* Instead I just had to politely smile, nod, return to my desk and wish chicken pox on the entire family.

Kidding! … Just on the parents.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday, Drunk Day!

Today I had to go to work for what I thought was going to be a few hours, I had this project I needed to finish. I was supposed to go in the day after Christmas but I was too busy sleeping, watching TV and eating so I lost track of time. Who wants to go to work the day after Christmas? Honestly!

When I left for work this afternoon Hubby was sitting where he usually sits on Sunday afternoons... in front of his laptop checking his fantasy football stuff, and multi-tasking playing a game on his PSP, while watching one game on our 42 inch plasma TV in our bedroom and watching another game on his 27 inch LCD "video game TV" which is also in our bedroom so he can play his PS3 or watch two games at once.

Yes, two TV's in our bedroom with a laptop and a PSP
forever attached to his hand! Anyway, I leave around 2:30pm,
I get to work and just start getting shit done!

Side Note: I don't know if I've mentioned that Special Girl Chris also works with me? Well she does and she just so happened to be working tonight.

So as I was saying, I'm getting my work done, I'm on a roll! Then Special Girl Chris shows up and distracts me for a few minutes, she's talking away. I'm trying to listen to her yet finish my work at the same time when I go to hit the "details" button and check my work, when really I hit the "delete" button and now everything is gone.

I wanted to cry, scream and punch her all at the same time.
Needless to say this set me back quite a bit.

I take a break and call Hubby, I let him know what happened and it's going to take longer than I planned. He sounds a bit distracted but I figured he was watching TV or on the computer...

Hubby: I'm hungry, what's for Dinner?

Bon Don: Tell one of the girls to make something for dinner,
since I'm stuck for a bit longer.

Hubby: Ok, but I'm hungry

Bon Don: Do you want me to pick something up on the way home then?

Hubby: Oooo yeah, but what?

Bon Don: Well what do you want? Jack's?

Hubby: Nah, it's ok... I'll get something here.

Bon Don: Ok sounds good.

Hubby: I'm hungry...

Bon Don: Are you drinking??

Hubby: *laughs* Can you tell? I'm feeling pretty good!
WHAT!?? It's my Saturday and I felt like having some beer!

Bon Don: *laughing* OK... well have fun! I'll see you in a bit.

Hubby: K! ... I'm hungry

Bon Don: BYE Babe.

I finally finish up, and head on home. I pull up to my house when I see Hubby standing outside on the porch, listening to blaring music on his cell phone smoking a cigarette. Hubby doesn't smoke, but when Hubby is drunk... Hubby smokes.

I walk up and I'm greeted by a big smile,
a swerving stance and blood shot eyes...

Yup he's drunk.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

End Scene

Finally it's over... all the eating, buying, spending.... and eating!

Who am I kidding, it was my idea to do all the eating!

This year we ditched both our family's. Usually we try and squeeze in my family on Christmas Eve and then we make our rounds on Christmas day to his family but not this year. We both worked on Christmas Eve so we used that as an excuse to stay home and not drive. We took the girls out to dinner, picked up some sweets on the way home and then we forced the girls to watch TV with us for the rest of the night.

Christmas day we opened gifts and munched on yummy food all day long.
This year we tricked our girls, we bought them all these random gifts from the .99 cents store and made them believe those were there gifts! HA!
I know, we're mean parents.

Finally when all hope was lost, we brought out one more bag with these little plastic wallets that had good old fashion CASH in it... they were very happy! Later Mz. Tapz came over with her tribe which is half of my God-Children, we watched movies and ate... again.

Last night when my BFF Himbo came back from The Tundra we all went shopping because the girls wanted to spend money, after shopping we came back here and had a nice bottle of wine, cheese & crackers and other yummy snacks. Apparently I was a boring date because Himbo fell asleep the entire time he was here, we had to start the movie over twice! Himbo went home and then Special Girl Chris came over at 11pm and we snuck out to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, when we left the theater it was 240AM! Who goes to the movies that late!?
Honestly Chris!

Anyway, that was my fabulous Christmas story,
I'm so ready for New Years. Bring on the Champagne!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

And The Award Goes Too...

Yay I got an award!

One of my "BBF's" (Blogger Best Friends) Kellie from
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beer Holder thinks I'm awesome.

I love awards, it's like being picked to take the attendance sheet to the office in elementary school or getting more presents than all of your friends and family on Christmas!

Kellie is a cool kid in my book. Not only does she have a great blog, she has the cutest doggy AND can party like a Rockstar! Yay Kellie!

Here are the rules:
1. Write a post about the award
2. Link back to the person who gave you the award
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs for the award
4. Add links to those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message for the nominees on their blogs
6. Name 10 honest random things about yourself

1. I baby talk my doggies all the time...and my Hubby.
2. Stupid people make me sick.
3. I wish I liked seafood, but I can only
eat fish & chips and shrimp...sometimes
4. I'm a freak because my hair grows super fast! (12 inches a year)
5. I drive with my right shoe off.
6. I giggle like Betty Rubble from the Flintstones and laugh a lot.
7. I was kicked out of 7 schools (oopsie)
8. I love to smell like Coconut or Pina Colada in the summer
and Vanilla in the winter.
9. If you don't shower everyday, I will notice.
10. I'm a closet Celine Dion Fan
I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas
& Happy Holidays my friends!

Love, *Bon Don*

Monday, December 22, 2008


It's super slow around blog world during the holidays!
I'm kind of bored.
I've been able to have my own laptop all to myself all day
but unfortunately most of my daily reads are not very active today...
Why must people go on vacation and spend time with their families
when I am able to devote all my time and attention to them?
The good thing is I've been able to venture out all over blogworld
and check out some new potential daily's,
there were quite a few who caught my eye.
Just to be clear, I'm not threatening anyone...
I'm not looking to replace you or anything like that,
I mean, just because you had better things to do instead of
making me laugh with your funny, quick-witted posts!
I simply just thought I'd like to add to the wonderful list of cool kids.
But I wouldn't test me again if I were you.
Well ok then... I'll be here.

Having Some Issues...

Hi everyone, just letting you know that I'm working on
my update for you guys but "somebody"
feels like they can just fall asleep where ever they want!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

"Tonight We're Gonna Get F'kd Up!"

*By the way, the title refers to one of my favorite comedians Katt Williams,
if you haven't seen "Pimp Chronicles" I "highly" recommend it! *

Yes we really just might!

Tonight we are having our work "Holiday Party"
Well as some of you already know
I already hang out with most of my friends
from work on a regular basis, therefore we are quite comfortable
with each other already, we are not just co-workers
but we are actual friends...
and if you ask me, that my friends spells trouble!

You see during lunch we are already the loudest group,
seriously it's borderline obnoxious.
Not a day goes by without one of us saying something really Dirt-Bag"ish"
(yes I made that up)
We always end up crying from laughing so hard EVERYDAY!

And now they want to put us all together...
outside of work, in a social environment, WITH booze
and expect exactly what?

See last year I opted to NOT attend, I know BOO! right?

Let me tell you though, this year I will not be a Debbie Downer because
after the falling over couches, breaking wine glasses,
lap dances from Dula Dip,
drunken husbands hitting on other co-workers in front of their wife...

I'm not going to miss it for the world!
Don't you just love the holidays?
Wish us luck!
OK so I posted Part 2, but I pulled it.
If you want to know the story,
just let me know and I'll forward it to you.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Bandwagon

Christmas: The time when everyone gets Santamental.
Don't get me wrong I'm not one of those people who wears red all month and decorates my house to the nines. Believe it or not, I actually didn't even like this holiday for years! (traumatizing childhood story not important) But lately I've began to appreciate everything I have to be grateful for and I'm proud to say I've finally jumped on the Christmas Bandwagon!
I've Been listening to Christmas Carols since November, (ok I admit I even snuck in a few during the summer) I can't help it I just love cold weather and nothing reminds me more of that then
"Baby It's Cold Outside" ...I love that song!

Tell me your favorite Christmas Song...

Pretty Please

(I asked nicely so no excuse!)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Wet Hump Day

Dirty birdy's it's not that kind of "wet hump day" I mean It's cold and raining here, but I'm kind of happy and excited about it. The sound of the rain is so tranquil and the cool air is always a treat. All I've been wanting to do is fill up on warm drinks, baked goodies and hot soups (and I have)
This morning I was all snuggled up with the ultimate heat sources (Hubby & Blue) when I realized... I think I'm late!
Yup I'm late.
See the kids had a late start today which means they don't have to be at school till after 9am, which also means nobody woke me up on time since they were able to sleep in.
Yes, my children wake me up in the mornings. Don't hate.
Well instead of jumping out of bed and rushing, I took my sweet ass time!
I enjoyed a long hot shower... I sat on the sofa watching the rain through the window for about 15 minutes instead of putting on my make-up . I drove to work with hardly any traffic in the street blasting the most fabulous CD that Hubby made me, I even stopped for a breakfast croissant and chocolate milk.

Monday, December 15, 2008

My Kind of Running Around

Yesterday my favorite sister in the whole wide world flew in from Cabo to visit for the next couple of days, you all know her as Runaway Train.

I had to pick her up from LAX...

I hate LAX.

It's SOoo not like Orange County Airport.

See at least here in Orange County they offer you valet service, and if you are picking someone up and want to wait in arrivals they practically offer you a Starbucks Mocha to make sure you're comfortable!

Not LAX I got yelled at by the angry cops on bikes! Ugly pedestrians that had the nerve to just walk into traffic and hold up a hand commanding you to stop for their impatient asses.

Not luxurious at all!

Anyway, I haven't seen her in a minute so I was willing to put up with L.A. for the day, but I can't help but have this sneaky feeling she didn't just fly in to "see me"... why you ask?

I'll tell you why, exactly 17 days prior she commented on the blog that she was craving a cupcake that looked exactly like my cupcake picture on my page. Well she searched all over Cabo for one but according to her the entire town does not believe in frosting.

"All of a sudden" the broad shows up "to visit" umm humm... sounds suspicious to me!

She tried to butter me up by taking me out to dinner (which by the way ALWAYS works) than BAM!

she said, "We need to find me a cupcake, but it has to be the right kind of frosting" of course Sprinkles was closed already and Albertsons was just not going to cut it with "whipped frosting" so we ended up going to Downtown Disney for some yummy cupcakes.

She didn't make it out the store before tearing into one.

...It was the right kind of frosting!

On our way home Himbo called and said he wanted to hang out with us for a night of cupcakes, hot tea and rented videos. (I know, we party like Rockstars right?)
So before we went home we picked up Himbo and swung by Del Taco because he was hungry and I've learned the hard way to get him proper nourishment or else we either have a hypoglycemic coma on our hands or a very pissed off Betch!
Last night he was pissed! The girl screwed up his order, but it's ok... we handled it like calm responsible adults! Sheez you can't take us anywhere *smile*

Saturday, December 13, 2008

That's Why She's Dingy!

So yesterday while I was at work I got a call from my daughter Jo,
it went a little something like this...

*ring ring*

BD: Good Afternoon, this is Bon Don...

Jo: Hi mom just wanted to tell you that I had to take Dingy a bath. (Dingy is our other Chihuahua)

BD: Ok, make sure you blow dry her really good, because it's kind of cold outside

Jo: I will... Oh and I'm cleaning the floor in the living room.

BD: ... Ookayy??

Jo: You want to know why I took Dingy a bath and why I'm cleaning the floor?

BD: What happen?

Jo: Dingy spilled over a can of paint in the back yard, sniffed it, stepped in it and ran into the house with white paws...ran around the living room and jumped on the sofa.

BD: Are you serious!??

Jo: Yup! she had white paint on her nose that was hard to get off, now I'm working on the floor...

Booo Dingy!


The paint came off of everything including little miss Picasso "Dingy"

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Himbo McFarland

As most of you already know my BFF and Fellow Blogger "Himbo" is always blasted all over my blog, that's because we work and play together all the time and I guess it helps that we live only a couple of blocks away from each other too!

He wrote a little story of how we became the dynamic duo click HERE check it out!
Bon Don Walker

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bon Don

Some of you might have wondered...
What the heck is a Bon Don?
Well "Bon Don" is my nickname.
My real name is Yvonne (pronounced "E-von")
I have lots of nicknames for some reason, here's a few of many...
"Bon Don"
"Bon Bon"

Secretly my favorite is Bon Don, mostly due to this cute cool kid...

This is my little "big" brother,
he 's younger but waaaay taller! (6' 4? not sure)

My brother & I are nine years apart,
so I took over as "Little Mother Hen" while my Momma was at work.
This meant I had lot's of quality time with my lil bro.
You see my brother was very hyper as a child, he was around 2 years old when he liked climbing from his high chair, then on top of the fridge just to jump off. I remember I would have to lean my mom's mattress over the foot of her bed frame (like a slide) and let him roll down over & over into a stack of pillows against the wall until he tired himself out.
When he finally settled down I would try to teach him words.
I started off with my name... I would say, "E-Von"
He would say, "Bon-Don"
I would say, "Eeee - Vonnn"
He would say, "Bonnn-Donnn"

This would go on for a while,
so from then on instead of trying to correct him,
my name just changed to Bon Don.
I liked it, because it was mine and so cute *smile*

Thanks for my super cool nickname Nocha!
(don't ask why I call him that) (yes ladies he's single)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Oopsie (forgot to post this yesterday)

Man!! Bon Don has been super duper busy at work lately!
It's been taking up way too much of my time.
I ended up getting stuck working really late Friday night, we were super busy at work. I was about to past out when an angel appeared in the form of another manager I work with and she brought me this...

a yummy Sonoma Goat Cheese Salad
(organic arugula, radicchio, Belgian endive,caramelized walnuts, dandelion honey vinaigrette)

...and cheese cake. It made my night go a whole lot faster!

I love when people know they can win this fat girl over with food!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Guess What!
I don't have to wake up early tomorrow cause it's Saturday! woo hoo
Happy Friday!
Anyone got any big plans for the weekend?
We might be hosting the fight tomorrow night, and I'm going to try and sneak in a movie or two Sunday. I want to try this new theater that has a 21 & over side, complete with leather recliners and a bar!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Game Night

So my friend Dula Dip invited me & Hubby to a Football Game
and a few other friends to see the Chargers play the Colts in San Diego.
Here are some pictures from our day/night out!
This is the hottie football player I drove with to the game...
Just kidding it's my Hubby! (Fooled you huh!)
He's trying to ignore me while I sing EVERY song on the radio.

We stopped here before the game to load up on
nutritious drinks before the game...

What!?... There were PLENTY of lemons in my Coronas,
Therefore I fulfilled my daily fruit intake!

After watching a few games at Trophy's,
we stumbled over to the train station
to take us into Qualcomm Stadium

We met the nicest people in the parking lot,
they helped us prepare for the game by offering
delicious refreshments from a very sophisticated drinking vessel!

This was our awesome view of the field,
I could almost smell the uniform pants blend
of polyester-spandex from my seat I tell ya!

This is a picture Hubby took...
I'm sure these guys were trying to get a good shot of
the "field goal posts" just like my Hubby
but those pesky cheerleaders keep getting in the way!

Had to throw in this one of Dula Dip & Bon Don at the end of the night...

We were tired... not drunk! *wink wink* So don't let the red eyes and wiped off make-up fool ya. *giggle*

End Scene.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Missed You Guys!

Wow feels good to be back!

I didn’t plan on taking a mini hiatus this holiday weekend, but I guess I kind of did! I've been out & about lately so I have some pictures for you coming up.

Being gone for more than 3 days in blog world feels like you’ve been gone for weeks!

I just wanted to check in real quick and say Hi and I missed you...Okay, I must go and catch up on all my fabulous reads and laugh my little heart out with you crazy kids!

Lucky Me

Check out my button!

My girl Far from Everyday Soap Opera
made it for me cause I'm so awesome!
Okay she made it for me because I entered her contest,
but I perfer to think it was made for me because she thinks I'm awesome.

Thanks Far I luv it!