My original purpose of this blog was to keep track of all of my "Things To Do" before my life expires. You know... stuff to do before you kick the bucket. Well people - here's my Bucket List or shall I say "Tabo" List. You only live once, so don't think twice. In addition to my "Tabo" List, you'll find me sharing how it's like to live the life of the wonderful share-bare. Happy Reading! ENJOY!

(inspired by the 2007 movie, The Bucket List )

1.) Pet a Tiger Cub
2.) Hold and Wrap a Snake Around Me
3.) Raise Money for a Good Cause

4.) Run a Half Marathon
5.) Run a Full Marathon

6.) Attend an Oprah Winfrey Show

7.) Meet Drew Barrymore in Person

8.) Go Dog Sledding in the Colorado Mountains
9.) Get Rock Hard Abs

10.) Write My Own Book and/or Sitcom

11.) Be in a Professional Photo Shoot
12.) Compete in a Bus Surfing Contest
13.) Step Inside of Grand Central Station in New York
14.) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge by Foot
15.) Adopt a dog named him Chaw-Lee <--I mean, Bam

16.) Learn to Swim so I Can be a Surfer Chick

17.) Enjoy a Special Brownie

18.) Hale Down a Yellow Cab
19.) Lie in a Hammock with Someone Special
20.) Apply for a Library Card
21.) Get a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate
22.) Get Kissed by a Hottie on New Year's (Strike of Midnight)

23.) Learn to be a Voice Over Artist
24.) Attend a Superbowl Game
25.) Sing the Song 'Killing Me Softly' at a Karaoke Bar
26.) Go Skinny Dipping

27.) Be on T.V.

28.) Go White Water Rafting in the American River
29.) Run up the "Rocky Steps" of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
30.) Marry Mr. Right

31.) Work Out So Hard That I Puke
32.) Go Stand Up Paddle Surfing (or Hoe he'e nalu) somewhere tropical

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Have a Merry Christmas in 2010!

Merry Christmas All from all of us to you!  Check Bam out with the wreath.  I guess he thought he was getting a new collar.  Hehe!  Silly dog you!

Rerry Ruff 'nas from Bam!
This may have been the best Christmas by far!  NuBoo did the most thoughtfullest thing ever!  I love him so.   This gift of mine from him was certainly a shocker.  He took my most favorite picture of me and my dad and had Michael Sacramento create a nice painting for me!  Awesome right?  My dad looks so real.  It's amazingly beautiful!  Check it out for yourself!

Me and my Daddy.  Miss you Dad!
This Christmas gift brought me to tears.  Tears of joy, happiness, and appreciation.  I'm truly blessed to find such an awesome man.  This gift tops them all!  I love you NuBoo!  Thanks also goes to Micheal for recreating my favorite picture into a magnificent piece of canvas art.  I can't wait to hang it up soon!!   

Merry Christmas Everyone!  May you have memories to cherish year after year!  Have a blessed day!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Our 1st Ornament

Traditions...  I like creating new traditions.  2010 is definitely a good year to start one.  I mean everything has been going so great this year for me!  I can't believe how it's almost over.  Anyway,   NuBoo, Eli and I decided to get a special Hallmark Keepsake Ornament each year.  This year was our first Christmas together so we choose this.

Ain't it cute?  Once a year seems like a plan considering how much our first ornament was.  Major grip!  A whopping $14.95 plus tax!  Crazy but totally worth it!  I was seriously considering joining the Keepsake Ornament Club too but too bad it's like $30.95 per year.   Beyond my budget, that's for sure. Plus, I only need one ornament, not two.  Two is just too muchey.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree...

...Oh Christmas tree
Thy leaves are so unchanging...

This year marks getting our FIRST Christmas tree together.  A real tree at that!   No fake or imitations  here!  No sir!  I never got a real tree!!!  So, this moment was extremely special for the three of us - Me, NuBoo, and Eli!  Good times!  After many attempts, we finally found the perfect tree.  My four tries picking it out from the bunch weren't as successful as Eli's single try.  Ain't it a beauty?  Nice and thick!!  

{The winner!}
Once we got home, NuBoo was so excited that he had to hug it.

{Tree Hugger}
Just Kidding!  He was just setting it up.  Looks kinda awkward, doesn't it?  Hehe!

Monday, December 13, 2010

An Irkalicious Day

Typical Monday work days.  But perhaps today was just one of them days.  I must have had my ears on bionic hearing mode.  Today's post is just a simple vent:

I'm sick of the hearing the chick 2 cubicles away burp nonchalantly.  OK, I get it.  The 1st few times were accidents but really now.  Don't make it an after a meal or snack habit.  It's quite disturbing and RUDE (might I add).  I do hear you!!

Loud finger tapping which leads to excessively loud finger nail tapping which leads to a duet of finger AND toe tapping!  Ugh!  I know you are thinking dude in the cubicle next to me but really....just stop!  It's distracting.  Your in a thinking mode but here I am in an irkalicious mode.  It's not fair at all.  How about just looking up into the cold non-operable HVAC office air.  It's a quieter technique.  That way I can actually concentrate on getting work done instead of focusing on your annoying habits. 

Next, you have the foreigners who claim they are citizens but yet constantly talk Tagalog amongst one another.  This is America!  English please.   Much appreciated.  Not only that but when they argue they have this high pitched voice that echoes throughout half of our entire floor. 

I might take up on my boss' advice and invest on some noise canceling headphones.  Shall I have the same wish list item as my son Eli?  Hmmm....Beats by Dre surely sound like a GREAT investment.  Now only if I can find some extra cash lying around, that would be great - $300?!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

So Much I Wanna Do....

....Though so little....MULA!

LOL!  You thought I was going to say 'time', huh?  Do you ever just sit at home on a Friday night and think - I feel like a loser.  Light bulb finally lit up over my head and I was like."Geez, maybe because I'm broke as a joke?!"  But if I had enough funds to do what I've always wanted to do, I'd do the following:

YOGA - I want to be a yoga-terian.  You know, one who consumes yoga on a daily basis.  Haha!  I just made that word up myself.  Pretty awesome.  Have you seen the hot celebrity yoga-terians?  So freakin' toned!  Not only that, but they have peacefulness attitude that shows.  I, for one, need that sh!t.  But do you think they allow short tempered and moody students in their class?  Please change me yoga-terian teachers.  I desperately need your help to eliminate my constant stress and worry wartness that has recently taken over my entire body.

GO PART-TIME - My career has also taken it's toll on me.  I'm an Accountant and I feel like I'm always doing a month-end close like every week.  I love my job.  I just don't like the stress that comes along with it.  I don't like to feel rushed but I like the challenge.  If I were able to afford my lifestyle and go part-time, I'd be the happiest girl in the world.  I'll finally have the time to take my dog for long walks TWICE a day.  I'll be able to find time to try to sample out some kick ass looking recipes on the Food Network Channel.  I'll be able to have some "Me" time in between being a mom, a dog owner, a girlfriend, and working into becoming a professional yoga-terian.  That's right!  Ahhh, what a dream that would be!

ROAD TRIP!  - Inspired by my soul sister, Britney Spears' movie, Crossroads.  I just want to rent a car and just drive away with the girls!  Not just to Los Angeles or San Diego. Somewhere a little further down or up the way.  Maybe eastward even.  Let's just up and leave for a month or something, shall we?
BACK TO SCHOOL - Another addition to my Tabo List is to finish college with a Bachelors Degree.  I know it's going to take a long time if I go part-time.  I've always wanted to do Architecture but I don't think that will pay good money.  I could be wrong.  Maybe, I'll stick to the broad Accounting/Finance field.   Who knows.... Now, if I only can get my foot through that door to attend a class, that would be a good start to something.  As NuBoo would say, "Don't talk about it.  BE about it".  And as I would always say as a reply to that famous slogan of his "Yeah, yeah, yeah...."