Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Name Change

It's been over a month now since I have officially changed my last name.  Boy, it sure is a lot of work!  You start off by changing your name at the Social Security office then change your Drivers License.  That takes care of the big items then onto the small items...  Changing my name at work (I finally did my badge today!) took a couple of days.  Changing beneficiaries, credit cards, car title, car insurance, bank accounts, vet and doctors office name, passport (this is next!) and I'm sure there's more.  I still don't haven't tackled all of those items, but I'm working on them.     

The one thing that is probably the biggest pain is email address.  I've used the same address for a long long time and I get a ton of stuff!  Slowly changing my email and sorting out what really interests me is how I've decided to tackle it. 

I never really thought much about losing my last name or that it's a big deal to change it.  I just knew that I would do it when I married.  I got asked so many times if I was going to change my last name.  It got annoying and made me think it's sad that is a question in people's minds and that society has brought that to their minds. 

I may have lost my last name that I held for 28 years, but I have gained a new name with a new responsibilities.           


Monday, July 19, 2010

Weekend Recap

This last weekend was a laid back one.  Friday night we ate at Flordinos.  We tried the pizza muffins for our first time and we ordered our usual. J gets the all meat calzone and I love their baked spaghetti.  The calzones are huge!  J has yet to finish it in one sitting (surprising!). 

Saturday afternoon we went to the movie theater to see Grown Ups.  It had been a while since we had been to the theater.  Grown Ups was ok, more of a rent than a theater movie.  Afterwards we went to Helzberg to drop off my rings.  I am finally getting them sautered together.  After months of the wedding band spinning around my finger it was time to make them into one .  Clarks was the next stop.  J needed some nice sturdy flip flops.  After wearing nothing but sandals/flip flops for the past 2 years it starts to take a toll on the feet.  Time to stop buying the cheap $2.50 ones (they are cheap for a reason!) and start buying a sandal with support and cushion to save your feet/heels/back.  Later that night we decided to use our gift card to Applebees. 

Sunday we hung around the house, did some pool time and grocery shopping.  The weekend was pretty hot as the temps have been hanging around 110*115* the past couple of weeks.      


Today's Temp: 105*

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Drunken Lass

For the Fourth of July J and I headed 2 hours north to Prescott.  My favorite bar was The Drunken Lass.
We visited it 3 times in our 2 days there!  When we were bored with another bar we said, lets go to the Drunken Lass.  They have live bands all day long! Cheap shots, cheap beer and friendly-quality bartending.  Our first time there we had their special shot of AIDS (American Independence Day Shot) and drank $1.75 PBR's on tap.  We met some locals and chatted it up with the bartender Joe.  You know you're a regular when a bartender named Joe says "Welcome back" (we were just a couple of regular Joe's ourselves!).  The bar even comes complete with dog treats for your best friend.  The community of Prescott is very dog friendly.  Nothing like taking your best bud in the bar with you to throw back a few!  The bands were fun and different than your typical honky tonk bands.  Most of the bands there were one man with guitar.  Making up their own songs, drinking beer, taking shots and having a good ol' time.  The Lass was my favorite because it felt like your hometown bar where everyone knows your name (Cheers song...) It was very laid back and had a good "Irish" vibe.  Definitely worth your time!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gold Canyon's Hometown Holiday Recipe

Scent Blending Recipes are carefully selected recipes of individual candles that when burning together, create their own unique, blended scent experience.

To maximize your fragrant experience, use the exact sizes and quantities noted in each recipe – a slight alteration can be like adding salt when you needed sugar.

FIRST: Arrange the candles on a heat-safe surface with the largest in the middle and smaller candles interspersed throughout. For votive and Tealight candles, use a holder to protect the surface.

SECOND: Place each candle approximately two inches apart in your arrangement.

THIRD: Light each candle and let the aromas mingle for at least 30 minutes to create your new fragrance experience.

Hometown Holiday

A medley of fruits and florals that evokes the scents of sweet summer pies and a hometown holiday celebration!

16 oz. Currant
11 oz. Red, White & Berry (U.S. only)
10 oz. Serenity