Thursday, December 30, 2010

About Cheese...

I learned something wonderful today on the Tillamook website:


Handling and storage tips:


Cheese should be kept in its original package, covered tightly after opening, and placed in the coldest section of the refrigerator (under 40°F) to prevent drying out or becoming moldy.

Cheese is best served at room temperature. Cut off the amount needed about an hour before serving and return remainder to the refrigerator.

New Year, New Day, New Junk...

Yo.

I didn't make a list this year. I have no resolutions. Everything I want in my life is a life resolution. It applies every day....not just starting Saturday.
That was the shortest soap box speech EVER!

Here is some random stuffy stuff: I had a really good Christmas this year. My sister spoiled me. She is stellar. I give her 5 stars.
I was really missing Utah in November...and then they got attacked by snow and I was cured.
I ran out of Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch and started having eggs for breakfast. Like.....I'M COOKING FOR MYSELF! What is up with that?
I love Mexico. The trip I went on in October made me want to get a beach house. Like the random beach house that Jethro moves to in NCIS.......
Yeah. I watch NCIS. But, only re runs.
I don't really dig NCIS: LA.
I've cooked myself lunch and dinner all week. COOKED! It's like I don't even know myself. I might not be myself.

In the event that I am not really myself.........I hope someone finds me and brings me back......

That is all for now.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Creepy....

People that work at Starbucks seem like a fun crowd. They always make me laugh and I've met a few that I wouldn't mind hanging out with.................
But, then you go to the Starbucks inside a grocery store and the whole experience changes. The Sbux peeps inside the grocery store are creepy after-school-special type people. Like you feel dirty and want to go take a shower cause they look at you weird and start up creepy conversations with you.....
I'm going to sit here and enjoy my Peppermint Mocha anyway...........but, I may need a shower.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Another Strange Dream...

And this one I blame on Briana. The other night I stayed up a little too late chatting with Briana on Facebook chat. I also got to chat it up with Tilt and Adam L. But, Briana and I had a very random conversation.....and then I went to sleep..........and this happened:

I was in a Shakespeare play. But, no one told me what part I was playing and I was very confused. I basically followed someone around on stage and people glared at me for not knowing my lines, but I didn't know what play it was!
The director had cast John Lithgow in the lead of this mystery play...and then the director changed the script. John Lithgow was playing Jesus. He had a wig on that went down to his butt and he was wearing leather pants. He shaved a girl's head on stage and then tried to have some sexy time with me.

When my alarm went off the next morning I woke up thinking I was in trouble for not having the razor ready for John to do his head shaving scene.

It was messed up...........and it is Briana's fault.

The End.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Laugh Lines...

This blog was inspired by a conversation I had with Typhoon.
(And is brought to you by the Federation)

I was telling her that we shouldn't join the Dark Side because they age so much faster than the Jedi.
Most wrinkles age us, but there are some wrinkles that don't bother me at all.

I love my laugh lines. I know that I am a very sarcastic person. I know this. And to be honest, it doesn't bother me. My sarcasm is my favorite part of my humor. I have been called cynical quite a bit too.

I love my laugh lines because no matter how sarcastic I get, or cynical I get, or even when I get angry at the world...I know that I've laughed. And I've laughed a lot. I love that my face shows that I've enjoyed humor in my life. I have never understood why people would go to a doctor to change that.

Anyway, Happy Tuesday to you! That means that GLEE is on...so...GOOD TIMES!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Dream Time...

So, I had a dream last night that Stephen Colbert was a werewolf.
I was following him around to make sure he didn't bite any of my family members. He thought I was following him around because I was a reporter writing about his life as a werewolf. So, he would take me to get coffee and tell me random stories about being a werewolf.
Toward the end of the dream he bit my brother, Mark. I got really mad at Stephen and he got really mad at me. He started crying.
Then he says something like, "you knew there would be death and you followed me. You can't get mad just because one person died. You knew people would die."
And then he invited me to a werewolf "reunion dinner" and I woke up.

Also...

KATIE IS HOME! And Becca will be home next week! Who's excited? This girl.

On a side note: Katie and Becca got kittens in Utah. Batman Jr. and Gilly Bean. I am super allergic to them. I love them. So, dying doesn't matter. (I'm not really dying. I just can't breathe properly.)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ramble and Ramble

It all started when I was in the shower. It all started with a thought about peeps that have deleted me on Facebook. Yes. I was thinking about that. It started like this-

Haven't we all changed since High School? Aren't we all a little different? Is it because I'm not Mormon anymore? ............Or because I'm just a bit liberal? Well, I wasn't conservative in High School. Was I?
And then I thought:
Am I really that different? I have grown up, yes. But, have I grown up that much? Maybe I haven't grown up as much as some other people. Is that possible? I'm not married and I have no kids. Does that make me less of a grown up? No. Does it make me boring?
And then I thought:
I fear boring. I have a fear of being a boring person. That's why I don't like it when my birthday comes around. I wonder sometimes if growing up means our lives get boring. But, my dad is still having a merry ole time. So, it doesn't have to get boring.....right?
I have moved around my whole life. Just about every two years. I've been in Texas for three years. Is that why I feel boring? Because I haven't picked up and moved in a while?
And then I thought:
This is silly. I hate moving. Stop with the silliness and blow dry your hair, Leah.
And then I thought:
Am I still thinking about people that deleted me on Facebook? Should I have more breakfast? Will that makes my thoughts less stupid? Why is breakfast so important? What does it do? I mean, it makes me want more cereal. That isn't a function, right?
And then I thought:
What shirt do I want to wear today?
And then I thought:
This one.
And then I thought:
Should this be a blog? I don't blog very often. I should blog more. Maybe this should be a blog. Do people want to read what I think when I shower and brush my teeth? They don't have to know I was in the shower. But, Leah, you will probably tell them you were in the shower. That's true.
And then I thought:
I like this shirt.

And then I sat down and wrote this. Thank you for your time.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Van Gogh

I just read about Van Gogh's death. It was something I had never heard before.
He walked into a field, shot himself in the chest, survived, walked back to town and died two days later.
I can't imagine what he must have been thinking. I can't imagine what must have been running through his head just before he started walking back to town.
I mean....it's not the sort of situation where you say, "well, I guess I could go get a sandwich."

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

GAH!

I'm too angry to talk right now....about the subject I was going to talk about.......

So, instead I will say that over the past year I have become a huge Jimmy Fallon fan. I liked him on SNL, but he always seemed to be the dude that couldn't keep character. (Unless he was playing Barry Gibb, but even then he broke a few times)
Now, on his show, he is showing some pure genius. He's amazing. And it makes me wonder....has he always been amazing and it just took me forever to notice? Or has a late night talk show made him amazing? Or did he find special juice?
Do you think he would share the special amazing juice?

I want some.

Okay. Thank you for listening to my random time. I am less angry now.

Well....I.....

I don't really know what to say....

I was going to write a blog about how it kills me that so many "Christians" are full of so much hate. But, I couldn't get a sentence out without feeling really angry. And I don't want to be angry. Too many people are angry enough for all of us right now.

Tiffani said that they are just people. That is true. My gay friends are just people. How are they hurting anyone?

When Jesus said to love one another....did I skip the part where He meant that we should only love certain people? Did I skip the part where He told us to take it upon ourselves to make gay people feel insignificant and disgusting?

Don't tell me. Because I have no interest in reading that version of the Bible.

There is so much more to say. And I'm sure the other side of the fence has a lot more to say as well.

But, for me, it comes down to this: Hate seems like a job for the Devil. Hate seems to be the real issue. Living our own lives would solve a whole world of problems.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Countdown!!!

19 sleeps until Jamaica. (With Nicki for work and play!)
33 sleeps until Utah. (For the TADA event at SUU)
40 sleeps until Mexico. (With the Legacy Travel peeps)
68 sleeps until Inaugural Cruise. (On the new Royal Caribbean ship)
71 sleeps until Virginia. (Turkey day with Kasha!)

October and November are going to be very busy for me. And I am stupid excited.

Also, I don't know how many sleeps until it happens........BUT KATIE AND BECCA ARE COMING HOME!

Woot.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Spokesmodel...

L'Oreal has Beyonce.
Revlon has Jessica Alba.
Cover Girl has Drew Barrymore and Queen Latifah.
Neutrogena has Jennifer Garner.

I decided this morning that the LeahFederation needed a Spokesmodel/Spokesperson too. I looked long and hard at the list of members. I wanted to make sure I really did the Federation justice.

After much consideration...and a very tasty breakfast....the LeahFederation Spokesmodel has been chosen.
And the winner is.........DRUM ROLL PLEASE........

Janeane Garofalo.

I think she would represent our group quite well. What say you, Federation?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Video Blog Time

Hey! Today's video blog is brought to you by the LeahFederation and CHEESE!

Oh...and I apologize. I did the dishes before filming and got water all over my shirt. My sister says I have a splashing problem. =)

Also, what's up with the quality? Why can't I be in HD???




video

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ticket...



Remember when I got pulled over and had to go to court? Well, my friend Shannon came to town and took a picture of me with my ticket. This was a few weeks before I went to court.
Look how long the ticket is!!!
Shannon just sent me this in a text....it made me laugh....so how could I not share? =)

Loves, hugs and cheese!

Monday, August 2, 2010

BABIES!

Not human babies. But, I'm still very excited.

Katie and Becca got two kittens! When they come home in October they will have babies with them!!!!!!!!

Can you tell I like cats? Don't get me wrong! I love dogs too. I just think that cats make better pets when you live in an apartment and you are away from home a lot with work and travel. Cats don't care! They are happy when you are home....and happy when you are gone.

Someone told me earlier that cats are selfish animals. I don't know if I would go that far, but I can see his point.

Anyway......I'M EXCITED! It has been a while since I was around kittens. And I miss my cat, Smee, something fierce. She was the best cat ever. EVER!

Laters.

Leah

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Leah Goes to Court

So...I went to court this morning. I survived!

I got pulled over a few weeks ago. Not for speeding! My inspection sticker was expired and my license plate cover was covering over half the Texas. I did not know this was illegal. Also, I think it is kind of dumb. But, that isn't the story.
Well, I paid the inspection sticker ticket (cause I knew that was a problem) and then I requested a court date to fight the other thing.
I explained to the judge the situation...and he said, "that is no excuse. It is in the handbook."

So, I didn't win. Le sigh. But, here's my question....have any of you actually read the handbook of driving laws that go with the state you live in? Maybe you should!!! (Maybe.....)

Me

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Maggie...


This is my sister's dog, Maggie. Deb got her a few years ago for Mother's Day. I love this dog. (Deep down inside I sort of feel like she is my dog...she just doesn't live with me)

Anyway...on Sunday I took Maggie to the dog park. We met up with Nicki and her dog, Charlie. Charlie had a great time. He was a little nervous at first...but he got the hang of it.

Maggie did not get the hang of it. She was super freaked out. She doesn't have much of a tail, but it was somehow tucked between her legs the whole time. It was sad and funny.

I guess we need to get her out more!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I'm Famous!!!

Hey!

I was interviewed about Jamaica.....check it out!

Leah loves Jamaica!

Yay...

Happy Wednesday,

Leah

Friday, July 2, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Stress...

makes me want chocolate. I would like a whole mess of chocolate right now. If it came in the form of ice cream I wouldn't complain....

Friday, May 28, 2010

.......eeeeee!

22 days until I go to London. This year is flying by so fast!!!! So........why does it feel like it is taking so long to get to June 20th???

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Huh...Interesting

So, today I took the kids to church. (I'm watching Cathi and Philip's kids while they are in Jamaica) I dropped R off at 201 and then I drove up to the main building to park.
It didn't take long to get T signed into class and he ran upstairs. I was early....so, I decided to go sit down and play a game of Freecell on my iTouch.
Now...for those of you that don't know....I've been going to a Non Denominational Christian Church off and on. The Worship band will play instrumental music for a bit before we begin the service. I sat down...started playing a game....and started singing along with the instrumental music. I sang three lines of the song before I realized that I was sitting in church singing a Metallica song. The band was playing "Unforgiven"..............

Interesting. Something I never thought I would say, "I sang Metallica at church today." What did you do?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Why...

Today is my birthday. I'm very excited that it is my birthday, but my thoughts are elsewhere today. My thoughts are with people that I love.
Sometimes I don't understand the world. Sometimes I don't understand how people can grow up with teachings of Jesus and still be filled with so much hate for other human beings.


Last night I was wandering around Facebook and reading the first of my birthday wishes when I came across Ryan's status. He said that he and Kevin were healing well and thanked people for their love and support. I went to both Kevin and Ryan's pages and did some research to find out what had happened to my wonderful friends.
I don't understand the world sometimes.

For my birthday....I hope you all spread some love. Every good story is about love, right? Every good song, poem, and movie has love somewhere in it.

Anyway....I love my family and friends. Thank you for your birthday wishes on Facebook, my cell phone, in the mail and all that goodness.

I love my Kevin and my Ryan and wish them good healing and fantastic love.

Leah

Friday, April 9, 2010

I don't dig it...

I just read Tiffani's blog. Y'all know Typhoon...right? Cause she is super rad. Go meet her.

Anyway, she was talking about theatre people and touching. Contact. Connection.

I'm a very tactile person. I love to be near and touch the people that I love. It never occurred to me that it might have something to do with my theatre background. I could very well be tactile for that reason....but, I bet there are lots of other reasons too.

Blah, blah, blah....here's the point! My Typhoon needs a hug. I don't dig being in Texas and not being able to take care of hug needs. I need to be a Super Hero so that I can fly around and take care of hug needs. I love hugs.

What would my Super Hero name be?


EDIT...4/9/10 at 3:13pm (on a lovely afternoon)

Tiffani has suggested Danger Snack or Shake Down as my Super Hero names. Shake Down is the current front runner.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Danger...

We have a candy jar in the office and it is pretty close to my desk....

Guess what I just saw in there?!

Banana Laffy Taffy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Danger, danger, danger

That is all.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pirates! Yar!















We have a blog for our Travel Agency. You can go check it out at www.legacytravel.com/ramblings.
Anyway, I wrote a blog post about the Pirate Cruise Dinner I went on last weekend...I wanted to share it with you!

Enjoy!


Hello, my name is Leah and I’m addicted to pirates. (Hello, Leah) I’ve had this problem for years. My favorite ride at Disneyland was Pirates of the Caribbean (until the Indiana Jones ride opened) for the majority of my life. So, you can imagine my great joy when they made movies out of that ride and cast one of the sexiest men alive as Captain Jack Sparrow.

Anyway, I will move on. Pining over Johnny Depp is another blog entry. We recently had a training session with Lomas Travel about the various excursions that clients have available to them in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. I was appalled that I have been doing this for two and half years and I never noticed the Pirate Assault Cruise Dinner. I practically shouted across the table, “There’s a pirate cruise?”

I told Cathi over and over again that we had to do it. Cathi and I went to Cancun to film the eight Riu resorts March 25-28. I was very excited that she agreed to go with me! I’m really the luckiest girl in the world. I work for (and with) people that are supportive of my pirate enthusiasm and obsession and they only make fun of me a little.

So, Saturday night came and we were transferred to the marina in Cancun to meet our ship. We were on the Black Pearl, or course. I’m not sure how they split up the tickets, but some people were on the Black Pearl and some people were on the enemy ship. Jack Sparrow was the captain of our ship and I think the enemy captain was Captain Hook.

You get on the ship and sit on deck for the first section of the show. The first parts lasts almost two hours as you are sailing around the bay. It was wonderful. It seems like such a fun job…and the actors never quit. They were in character the whole time and having more fun than some of the people on the ship with us. They also were very good at keeping everyone involved the whole time. Cathi and I were sent down to the Brig for our meal and while we were eating the Captain came around to take pictures and make sure everyone was having fun. Side Note: He doesn’t make very good pirate faces in pictures.

I’m probably the wrong person to be writing this blog because I am forcing myself to think of the down side. I mean, come on, it’s a pirate cruise! They could have sat us on deck and paced back and forth glaring at us for two hours and I would have been singing pirate songs in my head the whole time…

But, in an effort to reach out to the peeps, I will say this – this excursion is probably not suitable for people that get really motion sick. It’s a three and half hour tour. (Maybe too close to a three-hour-tour for some people’s enjoyment) During parts of the tour you can really feel that boat moving, it’s loud, and if you don’t like audience participation then you might have to find another excursion while in Cancun.

They turn the deck into a dance floor! A pirate ship, food, pirates, loud music, lights, the ocean breeze in your hair…….and pirates…….doesn’t that sound like the best evening ever? You should go there. Call me. We need to get you on a pirate ship!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Favorite Day!!!

Hello!

Today is my favorite holiday. I'm wearing a green dress that I love. It is super comfortable....almost to the point that it might be too comfortable. I hope I don't fall asleep!

I spent the morning listening to Irish Drinking Songs....and it was lovely. Tonight I'm going to have corned beef and cabbage with Katie and Becca. Everything is as it should be!
OH! And this morning I went downstairs to grab come breakfast and Katie and Becca had left me a St. Patrick's Day card.....how wonderful are they?

I hope you all have a fantastic holiday! And I would like to leave you with an Irish Blessing:

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

LOVES, HUGS, CHEESE AND GREEN THINGS!

Shakes

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday Morning....

Hello!

I'm just sitting at my desk listening to the rain lightly hit my window and my sky light. I love this kind of rain!!! I may have to take a blanket downstairs and sit in the window and watch the rain. I wonder if I have any hot chocolate....

It's almost time for my favorite holiday! Can you feel the green in the air? I'm very excited.

At the end of this month I'm going to Cancun with Cathi. We are going to film 9 Riu resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. It is going to be quite the trip! A whole lot of fun and a whole lot of work.
The other night I found out that they have a pirate dinner show in Cancun!!!!!! You get on the pirate ship for dinner and they sail out into the sea.....and meet up with another pirate ship and BATTLE! How many times have I been to Cancun now? This must be done.

In May I'm going on my first FAM trip to Jamaica. I'm really excited! I've never been to Jamaica before. I don't know how many hotels we will tour on that one yet. I will keep you posted.

And then, in June, I'm hoping to go to London. That is still in the works. I sell Europe trips, but I've only been to Paris. I'd like to go and experience more of Europe. And go to Wales. But, that is another story for another time.

Right now....breakfast is calling.....

Happy Rainy Sunday!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sharing Time...

Good Morning!


I wrote the following poem about four years ago. I was looking for another poem in my computer when I came across this one. I love it. But, I need to start making notes about where some of these come from. I wish I remembered what started my rant.

Enjoy...maybe you can make some guesses! I was living in Arizona at the time. Huh. That might answer the question.....



The Bastard We Dream About

By Leah Wuergler

Art is suicide if loving another is my medium

To dive into a canvas with every color inside…

those colors don’t spread with water and heat

the way kisses melt in passion and adoration.

It’s time we got tired of watching the sunset and never watching it rise…

Yet, how can we see anything through the blood in our tears…

My tears, you don’t cry.

Love is murder if loving another is your job.

To get suited up for work and make all the right motions…

I wonder how everyone still gets promotions

When the job is never completed…skimmed.

It’s time someone understood the moon turns the tide.

Yet, how can we believe in gravity if we never hold each other…

My arms, you don’t touch.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bad Hair Day...


....and this is how I feel about it. =)

I think I had this expression on my face all morning. So, I finally took a picture of it...so I could laugh at my sour puss face.

I got a haircut on Saturday and I'm still learning what to do with it. Today didn't work out for me...but, now I can go to work with a giggle and a smile instead of ------>

That is all. =)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Here's the thing...

I just want to know where to find them. Where do single guys with tattoos hang out? Is it too much to ask for the location where they congregate?
Now, I'm sure I could find a bunch of them as some random bar. But, I don't really like bars. In fact...(now that I think about it) I really don't like bars.
Here's what I'm looking for (besides George Clooney): A single guy, loves Jesus, reads, has some tattoos, red hair would be a bonus, likes movies, doesn't like dumb movies, has a fair knowledge of cars but doesn't talk about cars like there isn't another subject on the planet, likes cheese, tells jokes, laughs a bunch, loves Jesus, won't judge me for eating peanut butter for breakfast, and enjoys a good hug.
Maybe I'm asking for too much. Or....maybe I'm not asking for too much, but I should stop eating peanut butter for breakfast. (I ran out of peanut butter yesterday.....I need more peanut butter)

Okay. Now I have vented. Thank you for your time.

Leah

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow in Texas...

Today it is snowing in Texas. Quite a bit....for Texas.

Katie, Becca and I were watching the news this morning and watching the list scroll across the bottom with all of the schools that have closed for the day. We were joking about how school in Utah wouldn't even close if we opened our front doors and four feet of snow fell into the entry way. We had to go.

It's funny. I guess I spent too much time in Utah and California. Does anyone else remember the earthquake drills in California schools? Those were the days.

Anyway, I was just watching the snow fall outside and thinking about how different the states I have lived in react to different kinds of weather. I've lived in California, Utah, Texas, Arizona and Virginia. I was pondering. That's all.....pondering while on hold.....

Later peoples!

Monday, February 1, 2010

2010 Grammys

My thoughts....

1. Maxwell is still sexy.
2. Lady Gaga has serious clothing issues.
3. Beyonce shouldn't sing Alanis songs.
4. That Michael Jackson song is really beautiful.
5. I'm so glad Stephen Colbert won!!!
6. Fergie's outfit during their performance looked really uncomfortable.
7. Taylor Swift can sing?
8. I love Robert Downey Jr.
9. I want SOOOOOOOOO badly to be in the Green Day musical.
10. BON JOVI!!!

I had many more thoughts...........but, those are the ones that stuck with me during sleepy time. Maybe I will add more later.

LOVES!

Friday, January 22, 2010

I like Friday.

People of the World! Happy New Year!

Sorry it has been a while since I have written. January is always really busy at work. But, so far the month has been really good!
Katie, Becca and I moved into our apartment on January 8th. It has been fabulous and wonderful. We have started going to a work out class that is held three times a week at our gym. We call it the "Ass Kicking." It is like having a personal trainer! This woman is not kidding around.......last night I had such a hard time getting my body to do the things she was telling everybody to do.
Anyway! The long and the short of it is.....All is well in LeahLand. I hope all my peeps are having a lovely start to 2010.

Y'all be good now!

HAPPY FRIDAY!