Oct 29, 2008

New Hairstyles??

In my last post I talked about my need for a new look. Seriously I have had the same look for almost 2 years. It was shorter and longer at times but always the same cut and dye job. I decided to go on-line and find a site that has different hairstyles I could try on. I found Daily Makeover/, you upload a photo and whalla you go window shopping for some hew hairdo's. So I tried on a few different looks, some were rather quite silly, and some were like WWWHHHHOOOO OK no. Bad thing is, I'm still sticking to the same color and semi-the same hair style. As long as it has bangs I am cool with it - even though I would love to get rid of the bangs. HAHA there is no making me happy.

Looking at the grid, I am loving everything in the 3rd row. The 2nd row.. haha not so much.. and the first row.. can you really see me as a blond? THINK NOT!

Oh well.. I really need a haircut! Today is a total bad hair day! hahah Cha Cha Chia...

=) bucket

Oct 27, 2008

So what can I say…

I am lazy. Ever since I can back from the marathon I have been resting up from blog posting. I get overwhelmed with everything happening around me that posting to my blog is the least of my worries. So here I am trying to play catch up.

The Marathon

WAS AMAZING! I had the most fun ever. I flew up there with my friends Christina, Karen, Sue, Bridget and Tracy. We all met up at 9:00 am for our flight from Burbank to Oakland. We then took the bart from Oakland to San Francisco. I have never been on the bart so for me it was a real treat. Public transportation… gotta love it. Yeah I know for some it’s a daily occurrence, but for me it was a real treat. We got there on Friday and went on down to the Nike Expo, picked up our packets, did a little bit of shopping and met up with some friends for dinner. Saturday, more walking, more shopping, and the coolest thing ever I got to spend some time with Laura Fiore. Just love her to pieces. If you know her you will know what I mean. The plan was for us to go eat Sushi for lunch, but instead I think her plan was for me to do some hill repeats training (this is when you go up the hill, down the hill, up the hill, down the hill). Oh can’t forget I went on my first cable car ride too, I was singing to myself “Rice-a-Roni the San Francisco Treat” the whole time. Yeah I know silly, but you know me.


Thank you Laura! You are the best, best next time I don't want to walk up hills, and there is no way I am posting those pictures of me that you took. Sorry... I saw those and said.. omg.. hahaha. On a good note.. that really was the best BLT I ever had.

OK back to the marathon.

Sunday morning I am up at 4:30 am, I just couldn't sleep anymore. My stomach always tends to do circles before a race. At least it did circles early this time and I wasn’t running to the port-a-pottys right before the race. So I get to Union Square (start line) at 6:15 am. I am frantically running around looking for my running partner. Seriously, I found her maybe 10 minutes before the race started and I almost cried. I didn’t want to run alone, I have issues with being alone, so when I finally found her I was almost in tears. She hugged me, and I hugged her back, life was good once again. I know don’t laugh.


So off we started… heading towards Fishersman Wharf, towards Lombard Street. Then I look over to my left, wait that is the street I walked up yesterday, I think it’s Haight or something like that. I don’t know, can’t remember the name, just know that was not a pretty hill to walk up – especially because Saturday was such a warm day, and I had been drinking a lot of water… so I had to go pee… (said in my best Forest Gump impression). So I won’t go into details, because honestly I am not the best writer ever and whatever.. all I will say is loved every minute of it. The hills were fantastic… all 13 miles of them. Yep.. 13 miles of hills. Oh did I forget to mention I only ran the Half marathon? Due to time constraints I only did the half. Next time I’ll do the full.. but anyway.. it was amazing. Lots and lots of hills but still lots of fun. Our official finish time was 3 hours and 24 minutes minus 10 minutes of potty breaks and stops, so the I would say the "bucket official finish" time was 3 hours and 14 minutes. LOL. Yeah those 10 minutes do make a difference, don't you think. Here are some photos of me... yucko!! I hate how I look in my running gear.. but look at my smile =)

SF_Picnik collage

I really did have a blast, and I have been wearing my medal all week. I don't think I will ever take it off. It's nice to have a necklace as a medal.. it goes with everything and is oh so pretty. =)

Krystal's Sweet 16th Birthday

Oh look at these photos...

Krystal's 16th Birthday Collage

This is all I got before my camera battery died. Yeah leave it to the scrapbooker to not charge her camera battery. I am so mad! My niece Krystal had the cutest birthday party decorations and the cutest cake... nothing caught for memories sake. I don't even think my sister had her camera out. Oh well! I did have a great time. I danced and hopefully didn't embarrass her much. I even saw my Joshua dancing. Yes he dances and smiles. LOL. It was actually kind of cute. I think he is dating my nieces friend, but not really sure. She was all over him, going where he went and not letting him be alone. I was even told her myspace profile name is Mrs. Rodriguez... oh vey.. whatever. She lives 2 hours away so that is a good thing.

Came home early on Sunday and started working on my mini-book for the mini mania blog. I had the idea in my head just hadn't any time to do it. I attended the Ontario scrapbook Expo on Saturday and came home totally inspired and ready to work! OK now to make time to work on me stuff. UUmm...this week isn't looking too good, maybe this weekend. LOL.

The hair

How often do you cut your hair? I know silly question when all I do is talk to myself. Well self.. you should cut it every 6 weeks...well it's been a while - 3 months to be exact. So tired of dying it black. So tired of my bangs.. but I can't live without them. I actually do want to let my hair grow out just a bit longer, but tired of the same old look. I am getting that itch, looking for a new hair cut and maybe I'll add in some color. It really is long... down to middle of my back. Yeah that is long for me. But I can't cut it short or else I'll look like a chia-pet - DON'T LAUGH it's true.

OK enough of my gibber jabber. Back to drawing board.. and yeah let me tell you there is lots in there. =) *BIG SIMLE*

Oct 16, 2008

Packed and ready to go

so_excited, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

My flight leaves at 9:30 am tomorrow morning.
Got the kid taken care of.
All my running gear is ready to go.
All the 'ouch' medicine is packed and ready to go.
Am I nervous? Silly question! OF COURSE!!!
Am I excited! OF COURSE!!
I'll be back on Monday!
=) bucket

Oct 15, 2008

What are you going to be for Halloween?

That is what my co-worker asked me today. We are having a Halloween potluck at work (which I happen to be organizing) so of course I have to dress up. UUUMM.. So I told her I would dress up as a Marathon Runner and wear all my medals. Brilliant me decided to try them on tonight just to see how heavy they would be on my neck. See there... my medals... yeah I don't think the Marathon Runner thing is such a good idea. I may have to rethink this. But wow I didn't realize I had so many either! I love it!

I am just blabbing away tonight. I should be packing and getting my stuff together for the marathon this weekend but I am way nervous. OK I am off to bed before the men in my life kill me. This morning my alarm didn't go off and we didn't get up until 6:20 am!! We need to be out of the house by 6:50 am! Yeah it was one of those mornings. But I didn't stress. I was like whatever if I get to work late big deal.

OK off to bed..before I get in trouble.
=) bucket

Craft Foil

IMG_2319Have you seen this stuff?? It is so awesome. Lara Scott from Streuter Inc. came to inspiration Unlimited to do a make and take. I so fell in love with this stuff. Look how cool it made my skull look. It's this craft foil stuff that we heated on to chipboard. It is the coolest stuff ever! Next time I see Ginger I need to grab a few packages. =)

I know my post are so random today.. but honestly I am a little nervous about this weekend and my head is going in all different directions tonight. =)

It's time to window shop!!!!

Check out these cool sites!
Sock it to me Socks <- I LOVE SOCKS!
Angie Delarie Etsy site <- just love everything in here

Ok that's it, I'm actually working today and don't have time to make a long blog post. =) peace out.


Oct 13, 2008

Sick uguh

So hate being sick. Maybe it's allergies - but I don't have any - but it's something and I was sick all weekend. I'm on a get better fast quick or else mood. Kinda cranky because I really don't want to be at work. Yeah imagine me cranky...it happens I am only human. I just don't want to be here and don't want to be around anyone, I want to be in my bed sleeping. See yeah told you I was sick. I saw this quote somewhere *WORK HARD & BE NICE TO PEOPLE* hahah today is not your day people. To top it off, my marathon (San Francisco Nike Woman's Marathon) is this Sunday. SO EXCITED..but need to get better QUICK!

Work is slow for me and I really don't feel like doing much else. So here check it out. Have you done one of these?

Wordle - It takes your text from your blog or whatever else you provide and creates a word cloud. Here is mine.

Pretty interesting but boring don't you think. HAHAA

There is lots I want to talk about. Something that I prayed about and finally did what was right for me. I resigned from Magistical Memories a while ago. Yep... GASP huh. I tried and tried, and to be honest with you I cried at the thought of resigning. Crystle and Michael gave me an amazing opportunity - me a product designer... sheesh who knew. They taught me so much and for that I could never thank them enough. With that being said... I have decided to go at it alone. There is so much I would love to produce, so well see how it goes. I've always been told you won't know unless you try... so I'm going to give it a go. So be on the look out. Soon you will see my new stuff.. I am so excited!!! Thoughts? Comments? Advice? And be nice please... you just don't know how hard this was for me to do.

Oct 12, 2008

Happy Birthday April

This is my very dear friend and one of my best friends April. She is as silly as they come. I sometimes sit back and wonder how did I get so lucky to have so many great friends. Seriously, think about it. April leads a very busy life, as so do I, but still when we see eachother and talk we tend to quickly catch up and our friendship is renewed.

She is the one person who has always told me to follow my dreams. If I am not happy, do something to make myself happy. Do what is best for me. She always says "IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU BABY." She really is funny. She knows all my secrets and I know most of hers. She tends to hid the most important things from me.. like being sick and having cancer. She gets mad at me because I worry about her, but i can't imagine my life without her so i worry. She yells at me and says "BUCKET SHUT THE HELL UP!" She is a total pain in the butt but I wouldn't have it any other way. I love her to pieces.

So here goes... sing it with me .... Happy Birthday to you..... Happy Birthday to you...... you stink like a monkey and you look like one too..... LOVE YOU APRIL!!!

=) bucket

Check out these awesome blogs

Blog surfing is my middle name.
I love to find new challege blogs.
Check these out.

Work Your Soul

The Creative Type

I love this site -> One Good Bumblebee

Oct 11, 2008

Google Ex Smack Down

I saw this on a TV show last night and thought it would be so much fun to play. I added in my point system just to make it more interesting.

Find Ex in a newspaper article – get points (1 point)
Finding Ex in a newspaper article that involves criminal activity – lose points (-2 points)
If you find they have a family page – lose points (1 point)
Lose points if they have a myspace page (-2 points)
Hot MySpace Picture – make someone else drink, plus get points (2 points)
Get points if they are in a band (5 points)
Find Wedding or birth announcements = take a drink and get points (1 point)
Blog = shot and points (5 points) – well why not… gotta get points one way or another
Is something awesome = shot plus points (10 points)

Yeah this is how I am choosing to spend my Saturday night. It’s kind of silly I know but sometimes you just have to have fun.

First of all…I am too old for myspace. Facebook, ok yeah I am too old for that too, but that is what I am on and that is what most of my friends are on. So I am substituting myspace for facebook.

Ex #1 = Lost points here, found him on facebook. Nothing interesting going on.
Ex #2 = Lost points here too, found him on facebook, but again nothing interesting going on. I did find a reference to criminal activity… but nope its not him. Thank God!
Ex #3 = Found a news article for doing something good. So lets see, 1 point for finding Ex in newspaper article and yeah 10 points for being something awesome.
Ex #4 = Found him on facebook and found an article on him…so technically – 1 point for him.
Ex #5 = Now this one is interesting. Today as I was cleaning out a closet I found some really really old letters from this guy. He was a Marine and I was just joining. He turned out to be a great friend of mine, and can you believe I found over 50 of his letters. So I said… uumm why not google him. See if I can find anything on him. So I did. What I found was awesome. He had been discharged from the Corps but missed it so much that he went back in. Immediately when I read the article and saw his photo I was like oh yeah that was him. So nice to see such a great guy still doing good for our country. So how many points for him? Defending our country and the best article written about him and his family…I would say 100. LOL.

That is all I am going to do… because as it is when asked exactly how many boyfriends I had when I was single before I was married and after and I was divorced…well let’s just say I just had a lot.

So now if someone were to do a Google search on me lets see how many points they would get.

Find Ex in a newspaper article – get points (1 point)
Well technically there is a newspaper article out on me somewhere. Not sure if you can find it on-line but it’s out there. 1 point YEAH BABY

Finding Ex in a newspaper article that involves criminal activity – lose points (-2 points)
Augh NO! Scared to death of doing anything bad! I am innocent I tell you!

If you find they have a family page – lose points (1 point)

Lose points if they have a myspace page (-2 points)
Gosh yes -2 points and should I subtract 2 more points for having a facebook profile also?

Hot MySpace Picture – make someone else drink, plus get points (2 points)
Augh NO. No hot pictures of me allowed on the internet.

Get points if they are in a band (5 points)

Find Wedding or birth announcements = take a drink and get points (1 point)
No again.

Blog = shot and points (5 points) – well why not… gotta get points one way or another
Yes Yes… woo hoo 5 points for having a blog.

Is something awesome = shot plus points (10 points)
So what do you consider awesome? Would I consider myself awesome? I don’t know, I fundraise for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society… I raise money to save lives. I guess that could be considered awesome.

So total points = 1 – 4 + 5 + 10 = 12… woo hoo 12 points.

Ok yeah now that I read this…. Don’t laugh at me. I am at home on a Saturday night with a sick child. I was supposed to go to Long Beach to watch my participants do the Long Beach Marathon, but honestly I needed a weekend at home. So having a sick child at home was a great excuse to be home. =)

Happy Saturday night.


I'm gonna be your # 1

Scrapping the Music Challenge #56
Me and my crazy food cravings. I went to in-n-out burger with my co-workers last week, and as I sat there eating my animal style french fries I started singing to myself... "I'm gonna be your number 1"... I know it's a little silly, but if you know me ...I am silly.
=) bucket

Oct 9, 2008

My friend Marjorie

friend_Marjorie, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

I started working on this layout a few days ago. Each day I would glue something down and walk away. You know how sometimes you want to make a layout extra special and don't just want to throw it together. Well this is one of those layouts. Marjorie is a very dear friend of mine and I wanted to make this layout extra special.

Marjorie, if your reading this, thanks for always being around when I needed you most!

=) bucket

Oct 7, 2008

Love this quote

There's a difference between interest and commitment.
When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient.
When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results. -- Kenneth Blanchard

Oct 6, 2008

I've been eyeing

the QuickKuts Revolution.
1. I've seen it.
2. I walked by it.
3. I ignored it.
4. Do I really need one?
5. Well it is cute.
6. Look at the cute stuff you can cut with it.
7. Shut up *insert friends name here* I don't need one.
So guess what.... I scored on one this weekend. So what exactly does it cut? Just card stock? If you have one can you tell me more about it.
I have been checking out the QuicKutz site... and I really think I am going to be in trouble. *Thanks Ginger* =)~

Oct 5, 2008

Inspiration Unlimited

IU_024, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

I had such a good time at Inspiration Unlimited. Made new friends, had lots of laughs, and just smiled from ear to ear the whole time. Even though I went as a volunteer I could tell everyone there had an amazing time. The projects Janna Wilson, Layle Koncar and Teresa Collins taught were amazing. I do hope they do it again.

=) bucket

Oct 1, 2008

So not in the mood.....

to work.

It's one of those days where I'd rather be anywhere else but here.

My child is home sick.

My mom is home sick.

I am not sick.... so I am here.

So I am making the best of my day. I've been day dreaming and you know when you get those ah-ha moments... well I've been getting a lot of those. I'm sad, I'm frustrated, I keep telling myself whatever! Shit happens... you move on. Life right.

A few weeks ago my friend Susie and I were talking about tattoos. I have one. It's not one that is visible but I have one. It's one that I got when I was 26. It was a gift from my friend John. John and I had been talking about me getting a tattoo... so for my 26th birthday he took me out to get one. That was what 12 years ago now. So anyway we were talking about my tattoo and how it's time to go get another one. UUMMM... so to kill time I've been researching and looking for a drawing. I know what I want. Well actually, it's a toss up. See over here to your left, that is my friend Chester. Isn't he adorable, well he is my inspiration for a new one.

I found THIS one and then there is THIS one. Like I said it's a total toss up since I really like them both.

Decisions, decisions. It won't be in a place that is easily visible. Only because of my job and all. I still have to look professional =)~ Well you know what I mean. BUT you know what I really love this style of tattoos too.

So now to find a place to do it at. Any recommendations? Locally please - Los Angeles County.