Monday, January 25, 2010

basketball, cockroaches, and a six month old meatloaf = my weekend



every friday night i go to my little brother's basketball game because i'm a good big sister.  this past friday, his teams lost by one single point, so it was a hard loss, but we all got over it in about 5 minutes.  partially because i was exhausted after his game and needed to respond to some work emails and partially because i'm just a lame ass, i headed home after his game.  i walked in my house to find this 3 inch long SATAN DEMON HELPER:

{after using half a can of scrubbing bubbles shower cleaner, i think i killed it.}

saturday night, my little brother and i went to the houston rockets basketball game with quasi-bf.  the rockets played the bulls and they lost and i cried but we still had a really good time and i think i got over that loss in 5 minutes, too.  i mainly had a really good time staring at other people.  i don't even try to hide the fact that i'm staring either.  seriously, large sporting events and gatherings are the best place to people watch.  it's kind of like airports, but even better because everyone's drinking so their true colors shine through.  drinking really brings out the stupid in people.  what i realized through my hours of people watching is that there are some REALLY weird people in my city.  like really weird.  i mean, i guess i'm weird to some extent, but i think i at least "look" normal and try to hide it sometimes.  these people didn't even try to hide their weirdness; they just let it all hang out.

the night consisted of the fifty year old drunk guy behind us telling my little brother at least twice a quarter how much he looked like "the werewolf dog kid from twilight."  to which i'd respond, "you watch twilight??  cool...?  me too."  he was obvi really cool in my book.  since i know y'all all like pictures, i'll show you one.


{little brother LOVED those noise maker things you'd bang together to distract the other team from making their free throws.  he loved them so much, he asked me if we could "sneak them out."  and i was all like "ummm, yeah, dude.  they're FREE."  and he said "no way!  that's awesome!!"  he's very easily entertained; i guess it's the little things in life...}

so after "sneaking out" the noice maker things, it was time to make our way home back through downtown.  this conversation took place on the way home, which happen to take three times the time it should have because quasi-bf insisted that "jazzy" - his bitch on his GPS - would get us around traffic and we'd get home faster... needless to say, she took us all over the effing city.  he says she senses when i'm in his car and does it just to piss me off.  anyways, we're all arguing over stats on one of the players, and i'm trying to tell them I'M right (because i am 98.9% of the time)...

quasi-bf: what's it like being perfect?

me: {smirking because he finally gets it} it feels good.  how does it feel to be a douchebag?

quasi-bf: stinky!  very very stinky!

little brother: y'all are seriously messed up...

we finally make it home, and i walk in and see THIS.  AGAIN!  SPAWN OF SATAN DEVIL HELPER BACK FROM THE DEAD!!


{it might have been a different one from friday night, but i swear they looked exactly the same.}

sunday was an absolutely gorgeous day.  finally.  we've needed something other than damp, cold rain.  my little bro stayed the night with me after the rockets game, so i had to drag him off my couch early sunday morning to meet my family at church.  after church i knew i had to take advantage of the nice weather.  i hadn't gone for a good run in forever because the weather's been so crappy and my asthma's worse in cold weather, so i decided today would be a good day to ease back into it a do a 6 mile.  i just got a new running belt to hold all of my shit in case of emergency, running shoes, and some cute running clothes, so i was ready to use them.  cute clothes and new shoes are the point of running, right?  exactly.  anyways, i decided i would warm-up for a mile with a walk/jog and take my little meatloaf.  she was so stoked and actually did pretty well on the leash.  minus the whole sniffing another dog's butthole.  this is my little meatloaf after our short mile warm-up.  she couldn't hack it with me, and i'm pretty sure i'm not going to make a running partner out of her.






* sidenote about the satanic cockroaches: i was so freaked out about seeing two devil helpers two nights in a row, i did some research to figure out what was making them come in my home.  i discovered that temperature and climate changes often make them (them = satan helpers) enter homes.  you can guaran-damn-tee i will be duct taping any crevices that they would be able to get in to and calling someone to spray using green chemicals, if they make such a thing.

38 comments:

Aunt Juicebox said...

You are TOO cute! And so is the dog. lol The roaches? Not so much. Those big ones are just creepy.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

UGHHH I thought I saw a roach in our new house the other night. I flipped like I usually do and my boyfriend came running - (Note: The cat was sitting where I saw the roach as if he was stalking it - he never kills these things just stalks them - WORTHLESS!). When M picked up the box it was gone which freaked me out even more. We haven't seen a single sign of a roach since we moved in here almost 6 months ago. It makes me so angry.

I'm getting roach motels this week. I don't know about green products but research on the internet. I figured out a ton of pet safe green products for carpenter ants but not roaches. If you find some let me know!

UGH - my skin is crawling right now. I'll kill a spider dead but roaches me me squeal like a girl!!!!

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

Ew!!! I swear that is what landed in my tub one day when I was getting out of the shower. I locked it in the bathroom and didn't pee all day so Hubby could kill it when he got home. Hilarious that your bf's gps senses that you are in the car. Hubby's is named Suzy and she gets us where we are supposed to go quickly, but she interupts me when I am telling wonderful stories.

Sole Matters said...

LMAO! You crack me up!!! Your bro does look a lot like Jacob!!

carrie1 said...

Ahh... the beloved "water bugs"! Those asshats of a creature don't die with anything!
My best friend use to live at the beach and would get them when it would rain all the time or in the winter.

*Funny story*
One night me, my boyfriend (at the time he wasn't) were over at her apartment and we were talking about renting a movie, and Chris (bf) said I will stay to watch one as long as I don't see one of those huge bugs that don't die! My bestie laughing said I haven't seen one of those things in forever... stop being stupid!
So we went to go get a movie... we come back... get settled in to watch it... and not 10 mins into the movie, my excellent peripheral vision spots something running up the wall... their it was... marinating in the corner! They are so nasty!

To this day he still harps on her about it! =)

Lindsey said...

Ewww I do not do well with roaches!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

OMG. We have so much to talk about from this one post. Ok, let's see. Your little brother still looks exactly like my 21 year old nephew. Our families obv have good genes.

Our dogs could totally be BFF's. That's what Kirra looks like if we take her for a run, too. But K is an Australian Cattle Dog and is supposed to be able to run for hours. Lazy.

Girl. I think you have a family of Satan Helpers residing with you and I am skeered for your life.

How'd your 6 miles go? I need to update my tri blog. And *ahem* so do you.

Bathwater said...

Damn those bugs are hug! You little brother should uses the clackers on the roaches!

I'd say uses those sonic devices but you can't because of the dog. Which reminds me I'll have to get rid of my sonic devices (i use them to keep mice away) if a get a cat.

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

roaches give me the willies! esp flying ones...shivers! what a fun weekend! i like ppl watching too..makes me feel not so weird when i see other weirdos!

Texan Couture said...

Eekkk I hate roaches!!
I wish it would warm up and not be so windy I miss running outside!

The Only Girl said...

Yep - there really is nothing better than people watching! And nothing worse than roaches. Good luck with the duct taping.

Christy said...

gah, cockroaches, so nasty. I opened the dishwasher this weekend and found one (ew!!), I screamed like a little girl and ran away. My husband laughed for about 5 minutes. Just thinking about it still makes me shudder.

Salt said...

It was bad enough being assaulted by photos of devilspawn when I got here, so I can't even imagine how I would have reacted if I had met up with one face-to-face. GROSS! You know, a good way to get rid of roaches is Borax. You can just put it in places where roaches hide and it's not a spray that can hurt your adorable doggie or anything. Don't ask me how I know all this.

I'm glad you had a great weekend otherwise! If I were drunk I might think your brother looks slightly like Jacob from Twilight, but I definitely wouldn't tell him that 40 times.

Shandal said...

Whoa, your bro actually does look a little like Jacob! Ew Ew Ew Roaches are so disgusting! What is up with you and Jessalyn putting nasty insects in our faces?! Haha!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

The joys of weather changes in the south. Cockroaches disgust me, and they make me CRINGE!!!!! Seriously, one time one was on the ceiling while I was in bed and if FELL down onto the pillow next to me. EWWWWWWWWW

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Okay when we lived in Houston those bugs were everywhere...I never see them in Dallas! I think its a Houston thing! Hah love the convo between you and your quasi bf!

foxy said...

Gigantic cockroaches make me gag. Literally. And I love going to Rockets games... super fun! Sorry they lost. And I think old guys who read twilight are definite weirdos. WTF?

bananas. said...

your quasi boy toy named his gps like i did...mine is named tabitha and yes she's british. Love her! We had sun over in cali too which allowed for my weekend run. Seemed like everyone and their mother was out and about...didnt realize a little sun could do that. Anywho, happy monday.

Candice Pair said...

Hah your blog is too funny! I came across it through Jimmy Choos and a baby too! I look forward to following along!

jessalyn said...

1. i have major heeby jeebs now.
2. you have great freaking teeth.
3. those would appear to be true religions, which totally confirms the twin thing for me because thats all i wear
4. watch looks amazeballs. good job to quasi.

Cathy said...

Sounds like a fun weekend....except for that nasty bug thing. Ewwwww.

AuntBT said...

Yeah, those creepy crawlers are disgusting. When I lived in good ol H-Town (miss it terribly) they used to come out of the woodwork (literally) all the time. Just cause it rained and we were in an older building; has nothing to do with food or cleanliness. Ugh!! I feel your pain. Definitely get Raid, stuff works wonders.

Also, crazy people at those games! Last game I went to down there was aganist the "arch enemy", who I root for. Claws come out then! :)

Erin said...

Roaches freak me out. I used to live in New Orleans, and there were tons of them there. Fortunately I haven't seen a single one since I moved to Kansas 5 years ago! Whew!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Roaches are evil!! I hate them!

hotpants™ said...

Couldn't you have just said BIG GIANT COCKROACH two times? Why did you have to include pictures?

I may die.

Stacy said...

Agreed. I will have nightmares from those pictures, Meredith! P.S. - why is he called quasi-bf? And who is he!? So mysterious.

Paige said...

Oh my gosh you have soo cracked me up with the whole convo with the "quasi-bf" ..soo funny!

MCW said...

Ugh. Roaches gross me out! I see so many wandering around the city...ugh...

ScoMan said...

We have a spray here that you spray outside and it's supposed to keep cockroaches and spiders and all creepy crawlies away for up to 6 months. I use it every 3 months, just to be sure.

Your brother sounds cool. And dad argues with those GPS things all the time too. We got him one for Christmas so he wouldn't get lost, but whenever it tells him to take an exit he's like "What's it taking me off at that exit for? It's slower. We'll go this way".. then we end up off course, but at least the GPS brings us back.

sHp said...

I would have run away screaming and yelling - I'm such a baby like that! ha ha ha I might have even called the cops! ha ha ha Just kidding. You and your brother are adorable! How cute is that picture?! So nice of you to spend time with him - I'm the baby of three - my brother and sister are eighteen and fourteen years older than I am. I often wish I had a younger sibling, but then again I have seven nieces and nephews who kind of fulfill that desire.

Love the pictures of your baby, too! Bailey is precious precious precious!

Have a good night!
sHp

Brittany said...

Oh gosh that's terrible! I would have screamed so loud my neighbors would have heard me if I saw them in my house. I am TERRIFIED, I mean I have a huge fear, of bugs.

That's so nice you and your little brother hang out :) You're so pretty! Maybe one day my brother and I can actually spend quality time together lol. We're 3 yrs apart so we should be able to but we don't.

Rasha said...

ewww i hate htem.

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Cockroaches need to go back to hell where they came from. End of story. And I think I've said this before (maybe when he wore that ridiculous hat) but little bro is a cutie. Small crush? Maybe? Hmmm...yes.

Cee said...

Ah! Those cockroaches are disgusting. I don't know what I would do if I saw one of those when I got home. We have these weird little beetles that get in all year round. The sad thing is I have just come to accept them.

Elizabeth Marie said...

OMG I don't "do" cockroaches...I would have cried.

You are totes the cutest thing ever. And my quasi bf has the same kind of gps bitch! She is so rude!!!

Mostlygrocery said...

The best way i used to get over losses, was to go to happy hour to eat all the yummy fried food. Rocket's are doing great this year, poor Mcgrady.

-Paul

http://www.mostlygrocery.com

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Sounds like a good and eventful weekend! I go to my little brother's basketball games too! They get so intense, I love it.

A Real Housewife said...

i'm horribly behind on reading your blog...SORRY!! i'm doing my damndest to catch up, though. i'm from katy....i know all about the crazies in houston!!!! you/your brother/and your little dog, too (hehe) are uber adorable.