thankful thursday: picture edition


things i am thankful for this week:



1. surviving the car wreck and massive head wound harry-- so SO thankful that all of my "peeps" survived it safe and sound--i am grateful that someone upstairs was watching out for us.




2. people feeling sorry for you when you suck up for sympathy, and they give you great stuff--so many cool things came my way last week

one of my blesbians who lives just down the street, jodi, dropped off these nummies to me--how did you know i love those ghiradelli squares? btw: that bag may or may not be already open and emptied. allegedly. thanks, you hot mama!

another one of my blesbians, mia, sent a package that arrived on my doorstep. i opened it up and it was classic: no card, no note, nothing but CHOCOLATE HEAVEN!!! mia, you know me too well to know that it put a huge smile on my face--thanks, lady!!

and, now for the Pièce de résistance : my friend, dannielle, the gal who likes to give EVIL CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAY PRESENTS just like me, found this bad boy in a GAS STATION IN CEDAR CITY, UTAH---behold, the joy it puts on abbey's face just to be near it. really. she knew i would hate it immediately. i loved her even more for buying it......

guess what's gonna be next month's superfantastic blog giveaway prizey......?? can't wait!!




3. anne taintor. the woman is a genius. she makes me laugh. lots. lol.




4. holy batman movie, batman!! this movie was so kick a in such a major way--we went with besties colby & kristin and steve & kamari last saturday and i have two words: christian bale.

oh, MY. that man is something else, i tell you. is he as hot as russ? well, no, how could he be? but he comes in a close second.

enjoy a little bale eye candy:



i must also say this: heath ledger lived up to EVERYTHING the critics said: he was twisted and warped and perfect in the role and if he doesn't win an oscar, i'll be shocked.



5. getting a chance to meet new "old" blogging bff's--i finally got a chance to meet erica, whom "i've loved long time" when she and ashlynn and carly met up at the restaurant carly manages, a super-hip joint called twentyfive main--if you haven't been, you need to go. NOW.

i just resumed my pills i take for my face to prevent acne that for some reason i still like to get at THIRTY-EIGHT FLIPPIN' YEARS OLD, but i had a large couple of zits on my chin that i obsessed about--this is a little how i felt walking in to meet these gorgeous, tall, beautiful, skinny gals (one with breastessess as soft as pillows....ahhhhh):
anyway, they did a good job of masking their horror and we had a blast and talked and yapped and talked some more and 2 hours just flew by. being bloggers, of course we had the cameras ready and we got a couple of shots: l to r--ashlynn, erica, mindi, carly: i heart these ladies. they make me laugh and think and ponder and gossip (only a bit :) and laugh some more.

then once we stepped outside into the sunlight, we asked a couple of forest service guys to snap one of us:


then the forest service man asked if we wanted him in one--of course, we said, "YES." random, much....???

okay, but the best part about this story is when erica called me on my cell phone about 5 minutes after leaving and told me that this guy right here followed here across the street and asked if she would like to go for a ride on his motorcycle!!! legit!!

see what happens when you're a hot blogger like erica? it's easier than shooting fish in a barrel!

thanks, girlies--let's do this again, soon!

33 comments:

Adam and Kristina said...

Um, it's no wonder Christian is my male coworker's mancrush/crossover. Yes, we're on a first name basis. And thanks for the "Reign of Fire" pic in there.

And honestly, he could have punched his mom in the face, and kicked his sister in the ovaries, and it still would have been their fault, he's THAT gorgeous.

Trina said...

Mmmmm, Christian.

Amy said...

YOu are a total blogging meeting wonder. I am following suit though...too bad you are too afraid...CHICKEN! Just Kidding- I changed the date!

Amy said...

p.s. let's talk about Heath Ledger in the Dark Knight.... SOOOOOOOO amazing! Creepy and funny at the same time! What about when he was dressed like the nurse? Crazy, funny, violent all inthe same scene! Do you think he will really win the oscar? I will be somewhat saddened if he does because everyone will say it is just because he is dead... He soooooo deserves it! The lip lickiing and mouth smacking was a strange little quirk. Christian Bale is hot, but I think even Batman was shadowed by the Joker!I know call me Gene Shallet without the afro or the mustache!

tammy said...

Nice eye candy! I'd go for a ride on Christian's motorcycle any day, but Mr. Forest Service guy....creepy!

Hannah said...

Ah! I am glad you survived the car accident too!

boxerlover said...

I love the freaky doll that came from the gas station in cedar.

Erica said...

Thanks Mindi.....for Christian Bale shots & for the nice words.

I do lurve you my dear!

rachel said...

I can't wait to see batman! I la la love Anne Taintor's stuff to. I saw a bunch of cards and magnets in a shop in Scottsdale four years ago on vacay and have been obsessed ever since.

Tanja said...

Good stuff, lovin' the eye candy!

Lesley said...

Oh my the forest service guy was not what I was expecting. I thought you were talking about the BLM guys you see in Harmons all hot and sweaty and tan and buff. But it's not like I am looking.

gina bina said...

I am PEEING my pants right now at the picture with the Forest Service guy. OM-freaking-G! That is good stuff right there. I'm so glad that funny stuff happens to you so that I can read about it.

hoLLy said...

i love that evil children's present and i'm hoping to win it in your future giveaway:)

Angie said...

Mindi! You scare the crap right outta me with that ugly, ugly lady and the pizza face!! I seriously had to scroll really realy fast past her! Whew! That was bad! She makes the joker look handsome!

Holly H. said...

I too am very glad that all you "peeps" are ok! That was a crazy day for you and you were a trooper!

Oh Christian Bale........

Misty said...

This is a great thankful Thursday post. And THANK YOU for posting pictures of Bale. He is one Hot Tamale!

Mikki said...

I so totally loved Batman. Yup, Mr. Bale kept my mouth watering. (don't tell my hubby)
I am in awe of Heath Ledger's performance. I so hope he gets an oscar for it. If not, whoever wins it needs to dedicate it to him.

Tori :) said...

I've loved Christian Bale since his "Newsies" days... yum. And Heath Ledger, I loved him back in "10 Things I Hate About You." Aussie accents make me lust.

Michael said...

I am thankful for the wonderful blogs, multiple times per day. It gives everyone the oppty to comment on which ever one suits their fancy. You have made so many friends through this. I would like to see you put all of us on your Christmas card list. Why don't you start that list and pass it around? Your the best!!

Vanessa said...

What a dirty old man!

And Christian Bale, what a hottie. Can't wait to see that movie!

Hey It's Di said...

I'm new to your blog but I had to tell you I love it! You are so cute and are a woman after my own liking. Nothing can cure a bad day/accident BESIDES good chocolate. I'll almost do anything for it:)

And how did you get that pic of me with the chin zits? I'm...er a hair over 40 and STILL breaking out. What the?

Kami said...

Ooooh I hope I win the next giveaway!! ;)

Petunia said...

Okay, Mindi I need to know---what is the miracle pill that cures acne which I should not even have at this embarassing age???

Shanz said...

Anne Taintor is my girl. Just ask Amy about the notebook I sent her! And that Christian Bale... he is yummy - and not jail bait either! BONUS!

Hannah said...

I need to make it to a blogger get-together some day...

That doll is totally hideous and hilarious.

Pedaling said...

your humor cracks me up. and oh, how i dearly hope that someday it isn't revealed that christian bale, too is gay!

Ida said...

awww looking good!

carly k. said...

Remember that nasty-fat picture of me on your blog...? You should remove that immediatly! EW!

As for CB. DAMN!!! He is too hot for words. And Heath had such a brilliant performance. I agree, if he doesn't win an Oscar, I will be shocked! That movie was sweet! I want to go see it again!!!

Becky, yep said...

okay, been gone a bit...
So much fun to meet you! I think my and my little fam are heading down in a couple of weeks. I seriously can't wait to meet Carly, been bloggin' with her for a while.
Let's have lunch...the three of us! it would be more than words!
I'll get back to you with our dates!

Omgirl said...

I assume Erica is the one with the baby? Then that story will be completely awesome.

Cole said...

Okay here is the wierd, freaky comment of the bunch.

What are the pills you take for your face? Have I tried them yet? And it still happens at 38? I was so looking forward to it stopping!!!

MiaKatia said...

Glad you liked your treat! Cards and notes are not my specialty, glad you at least knew they were for you ;)

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