Wednesday, March 30, 2011

House 2, Zak & Laura 0

Disclaimer: This post may be uber boring to you if you are not a) a homeowner, b) over the age of 25, or c) into appliances. Written by Debbie Downer Laura.

Remember how last night, I said that March has kicked my a$$?

I was not kidding around.

Two weeks ago, Zak and I thought the house seemed chillier than usual.  After a couple days, we awoke to a 55º home and a furnace that was operating, making the usual noise and the like, but not heating

*cash register noise*

This weekend, while doing some laundry I was greeted with a ridiculous screeching noise from our dryer, accompanied by a hot electric smell and the dryer drum ceasing to turn. Then finally, a noise like a whale wailing.

*cash register noise*

Nobody ever said that owning a home is a walk in the park, but damn. Fingers crossed that nothing else goes wrong, anytime soon!

On the positive side, we now have two great service companies that we called in, and will keep their numbers on file. And, I have been doing a ton of online shopping tonight, which I generally enjoy... except I've never shopped for dryers. Umm, yeah. 

What, there isn't a Rue La La for home appliances? No? Damn again.

Anyhow, here are a couple of dryers that I 'like' so far. And by like, I mean I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing but find these to have interesting features and look kinda cool.
It's just kinda sexy, no?
Whirlpool WED4900XS
This one is basic, but I love the vintage look of the knobs. And it has a setting for drying jeans? Cool!

Frigidaire Infinity
Love the chrome accents. 

You Do the Talking: Have you had any major appliance failures, whether you own your home or are renting someone else's? Any humorous or horror stories?
Grumpy as I am that both things failed on us this week, I am grateful that a) the furnace didn't go out in the dead of winter and b) that I have mostly clean laundry for now, vs. mostly not clean laundry. 

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: New Brewers Gear from Victoria's Secret Pink

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: New Brewers Gear from Victoria's Secret Pink
Take Me Out to the Ballgame: New Brewers Gear from Victoria's Secret Pink by lauramke featuring printed tops

Check out the hot new line of Milwaukee Brewers gear from Victoria's Secret PINK. I've got to get mine asap for the Brewers Home Opener - next Monday, April 4th!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March Madness!

My goodness, friends, March has kicked my a$$!

Somehow, several weeks have gone by, and I've provided nary an update. Bad blogger. 

Well, I'm back. Here to have fun, blog even if I feel what I have to say is boring, and share all of my triumphs and tribulations. How does that sound?

So where have I been, and what have I been up to?

Well, there was Florida. 

There were beaches, 
Sanibel Island

delicious food, 
The Bubble Room Restaurant in Captiva - odd place, but with the tastiest-looking desserts.

a beautiful wedding, 
and tequila. 
It was high-quality tequila, I assure you.
Oh yes. 

Shenanigans throughout. This is my BFF Stefanie, by the way :-) We had a blast together!
We were trying to do a yoga pose, hovering over a fountain. Didn't work out so well.
It was a nice little getaway!

Since we've been back, I feel like it's been work work work work work. Work.

Not that I'm complaining... the past month has been packed with awesome shows (I work in the music industry). For Mardi Gras, we had Mucca Pazza, this huge punk rock marching band. For St. Patrick's Day, there was a show with The Tossers. We had Amos Lee. Sarah Silverman. Lots of awesome artists. 

Anyhow - I'm looking forward to being back on a regular blogging schedule. Fun times ahead: I've just registered for a half marathon on July 10th. I've got my work cut out for me, training-wise!

Cheers, and talk to you all again soon.

You Do the Talking: How has this month been for you? What are you looking forward to the most in April?
This month was bonkerz (yes, the z is necessary), but April looks to be even more jam-packed and fun. Family parties, more concerts, Brewers games, and more!