Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bloody Hell

The last 3 days at work have been pretty crappy (that's a nice was of saying it) and I have been slightly stressed out (that's an understatement). 

I'm not sure if it was the stress or the increase of allergens in the air but this picture pretty much sums up my day...

Nothing says, "F*** You Cortney" better than a bloody nose on the day I wear a white shirt. 

I'm not proud of it, but I drove all the way home with that damn tissue shoved up my nose. 

Take that you stupid bloody nose, you will not ruin my day or my shirt. 

You may ruin my pride but not my shirt!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Best Spring Break Ever

I took a little blogging hiatus but I am back now and I can't wait to share the stories from  the best spring break ever!

I was really ready for Spring Break from school anyway, but this year I had reason to be a little more excited about my week off. My mom came to town! I hadn't seen my mom since we moved to California 16 months ago. She booked her plane tickets back in February and we've been counting down the days ever since.

Day 1 started off with a trip to Disneyland. Carl and I had never been before but my mom had been when she was younger.  

I got a little sun burn on my arms during the day and then had to buy a pair of pants that night because it got really chilly.  The firework show over the castle made for a beautiful end to our day. 

Mom and I spent the 2nd day of her trip preparing for our 3rd day because we had tickets to 

The Price is Right!

I had signed for tickets back in February when she first booked her ticket and it was the one thing we both really wanted to do more than anything else. When I double checked the tickets on-line we found out that the taping we signed up for was going to be their Mother's Day Special so we made special Mother's Day shirts to wear. 

We got in line at a little before 5 AM and seven hours later we waked into the studio and found our seats in THE FRONT ROW!!!! Holy Cow! Although we didn't get called on stage, we had an awesome time that was well worth the wait. Watch The Price Is Right on Friday, May 6th and look for us right behind contestants row!

On Wednesday we returned to CBS Studio and watched a taping of Craig Ferguson. No pictures of course but if you go to this website and listen at the 3:45 mark you'll be able to hear Carl laughing. 

On Thursday we did  little laundry and I prepared for "Sweepers" at bowling. It was the last night of bowling for the season and we finished dead last...a far cry from our summer triumph  last year.

On Friday we headed over to Warner Brothers Studio for their VIP Tour. Most shows are on hiatus for the season now and seeing as how it was Good Friday there weren't any stars to be seen  on the lot. We still had a good time and got a few photo's in. 

Then later that night we took a trip  to the Santa Monica Pier to enjoy the view and the chilly ocean breeze. 

Zoom in a little closer and you'll see that some CRAZY people were actually taking a dip. 

We ate a nice dinner at Finn McCool's Irish Bar and Restaurant in Santa Monica and then  headed home. 

The week went by way to fast and before we knew if my mom's trip and my Spring Break was over. But we had an awesome time and it was the Best Spring Break ever!