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5.22.2009

Pulling an "APRIL"

Yeah yeah, I want to save money too. This will probably be my only post though! haha. I tried and did pretty good for my first try!



Here is my trip to Safeway:

SPENT: $23.52

SAVED: $20.54



And now I have my lunches for the next 3 weeks! WOOOOHOOO!!


My first trip was to Basha's

SPENT: $28.68

SAVED: $29.68

AND THAT'S HOW IT'S DONE!!!!

haha. All the Hebrew National's were all on sale for 50% off!!! WOO & HOO!!!

5.10.2009

Out of Africa!!!

SO, This is actually making my blog out of order! However, on Saturday we traveled 45 minutes back towards Mesa to get here. It wasn't everything we were expecting, but it was a good one time experience. :) Here's a picture of the love of my life outside the doors.
Here we are waiting for the tram to take us up the mountain to see TIGER SPLASH! It was wicked hot though.
For 1/2 an hour there were 3 guys trying to lure the big cat tigers into the water. They eventually got both in. THis one's name was "Rejoice". She was huge. She looks big right? But check out the next photo!!

I took this one so that you could kinda see a perception of just how big this cat was. Compare her size to the fairly large lady by the fence. That cat is HUGE!



After the TIGERSPLASH we waited in line to go to a SERENGETI TOUR where they drive you around where animals actually are. Here is the Zebra herd: (this is the cute lil' calf)




I was actually the most afraid of the Ostriches... They were huge! And the guy said they peck pretty hard! I had both of them staring at me over the lip of the open bus thing... and it was pretty intimidating!



This was the giraffe that I was hoping to feed.. however the guy couldn't lure him away from the fence.


After the Bear swimming show, we walked over to the CROC POT where they were feeding this little guy:

We got some cool photos. This place was expensive though! It was pretty cool though. If you want to see a part of BEAR SPLASH! Here you go!

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5.06.2009

A College Graduate!

Wow, I graduate in 2 days! Woohoo!!! It is an awesome excitement. I'm pretty sure that I wo't really feel like I've graduated until Andrew goes back in the fall and I don't.... & don't feel guilty about it!! Woohoo

This also keeps reminding me how soon August is coming. I've started packing up some loose stuff and frames that never made it on the wall. I'm exhausted, but still trucking. Literally the home stretch! The only thing Ihave left is tonight I have to do a final for my online class. It might be semi-difficult, but I think the teacher "likes" me and knows my style of "A" writing. lol.

I got my haircut today... it made me 1/2 hour late to class-- but I just don't care, haha. It's time for summer and graduating! Parker's birthday party is tomorrow night! It should be fuN! They are buying a HUGE chick-fil-a nugget tray... Yum (for everyone else). That reminds me: I am actually really hungry. Andrew was a doll and brought me Chipotle for lunch. I ate enough to make me full (which is a change). And I got really, really sleepy at work. I think I can sleep with my eyes open-lol. When I was covering someone's lunch break by being cashier I had a long line of people, and then I looked up to see a guy standing in front of me with a trashcan over his head.
My first instinct was that I knew him and he was hiding his identity. I was right. PHIL took off the black trash can and laughed. He couldn't believe that I still worked there! lol. He was in a class or two with me last year trough the NAU program. He still thought I was cool even though he drove an Aprila at the time!! Said that he had actually started collecting, fixing up, then selling bikes since the last time I saw him. I thought it was his wife's idea, but I think he is just trying to buy one really awesome bike instead of several pretty good ones. Anyway, he ran into me at Staples about 8 months ago and said hey, we gotta go riding. Never heard anything. Andyway, he wants to go now! Pretty darn funny how you run into people. He actually said he wants to give me a job. I'm hoping it's not something lame like ZRII or xango juice or something. He said he'd call tonight. we'll see whats going on.

I just realized how tired I was. It is frickin' 104 degrees outside and I'm out riding around like an idiot. Oh well. Just a few more weeks of this summer madness and the AZ heat "CAN'T TOUCH THIS" no mo! haha

I'm really grateful my parents came up for the graduation... even if it was just an excuse to come visit the grandkids. lol. it's ok. It was nice to have someone sitting by me at the dr's yesterday.

So, the dr. has decided to start loweing my predizone. Which is AWESOME. ... since I've gained 35-40 LBS since I've gotten back on it. I'm ready to fit into my clothes again. This sucks being uncomfortable all the time. Next week I get to go to the eye dr. AGAIN to get an exam for new prescriptions... so I won't have to squint so much and have headaches so often. It kinda sucks. But it will all be over next Friday! New contacts & maybe glasses! Woohoo!

Anyway, peace and love peeps... peace and love

-STACI!-

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