Mimi's Memos

Posted by christelpistol on March 24, 2009 at 9:56 AM Comments comments (1)

my mom is an entrepreneur.  she has created many ideas and businesses as long as i've known her (i LOVE using that phrase about myveryownpersonal mother)


she has done marketing for businesses and sewn some beatiful runners and curtains and tablecloths.  she has assisted my aunt with managing and maintaining a very lucrative health business.



and her newest amazing project....  MIMI'S MEMOS.

     In 1996, I wanted to make my mother a special gift - you know, for the woman who has everything. I’m not a knitter or a great seamstress. I’m not a potter or a painter. I am a great cook, but Mom lived too far away for me to cook her something wonderful. At the time I owned my own marketing company – designing marketing tools and plans for people in business. So…

     After much thought, Mimi’s Memos came to life. I selected photos of all her grandkids, along with some of my sister, my Dad and me. I created memo cards with funny little captions and packaged them in cute bundles, tied with ribbon. To my delight, our “Mimi” was tickled pink with her very personal and special memos. Everyone who saw them, loved them.

and this is JUST in time for Mother's Day.  i am SO excited about this new business of hers.  she has used some great pics.  even some that are similar to LOLCATS.  which crack me directly the F up. 



so go check it out.   she's doing a 10% off Grand Opening Special right now....  so hurry!




blah blah Valentine's day

Posted by christelpistol on February 14, 2009 at 11:32 AM Comments comments (3)

i honestly couldn't care less about Valentine's day. 


no really.  sure i have on heart socks and have bought valentine candy and even bought a little something for Kiddo.  but yeah.  i am not big on VDay. 


no need for the rant on why.  let's just chalk it up to i think i do a fine job of showing the people i love that i love them all days of the year.  no need to commercialize my love. 


but i AM still excited about today.


know why?  wanna know why?  GUESS! WHY!





know what that means?????  it's almost SPRING TRAINING!!!



baseball?  baseball.  BASEBALL!


Ang and i are going to *whispers* Fenway for our Annual Angela and Christel Baseball Trip this year.  the reason i whisper it, is it if you say it TOO loud Angela starts to hyperventilate when she thinks about it too long.  i kinda do too.  i am SO ready for it to be baseball season again.  i am ready for the shit-talking and the smell of the grass and the over-priced ballpark food and trying to wrangle Kiddo during the UT ball games and hopefully another trip to Houston or Arlington, grass stains and hoping and praying that my boys pull it together THIS year, even though Kenneth, Adam, Ryan, and Javier have left empty places where they used to be. 


but i digress.  yes, it's Valentine's Day.  but WIO got me Pitchers and Catchers.  top THAT!

25 Random Things

Posted by christelpistol on January 26, 2009 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

(a repost from my Facebook.  aka a Lazy Girl's Blog Entry)

1- i have 2 identical huge coffee cups that are my "day off cups" i will ONLY use them on my days off. regular cups can be used on a day off, but day off cups cant be used on a regular day.

2 - i don't eat blue MnMs. most of you know this.

3 - i am ridiculously in love. i honestly didn't think i would ever feel that again.

4 - most of my significant adult friendships were forged over the internet.

5 - i wanted to be a mommy by the time i was 23. i'm now 33 and still wondering what the
hell happened.

6 - i feel like i am a nag.

7 - i have 2 baby brothers that are 6 months apart. (different parents)

8 - i really really really miss grilled cheese sandwiches. i haven't had one in over 3 years.

9 - i know all the lines to Steel Magnolias and Princess Bride.

10 - not a single day goes by that i don't quote the movie Tommy Boy

11 - i want to take a tour of Scotch distilleries. in Scotland, of course.

12 - i want to see Van Morrison in concert again. this time in Belfast, Ireland.

13 - i am OCD about paper towels in a public restroom. i typically use 5. unless it's the motion detection one that takes forever and i will use 3. never 4.

14 - i have been able to tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue since i was about 4 years old.

15 - i don't eat certain foods due to texture issues. applesauce, grits, cottage cheese...

16 - i have a weird notion that one day i will be able to meet movie stars and singers that i like as if that's just as simple as a phone call.

17 - the last time i went out in public with unpainted toenails was 2001. before that it was probably 1991.

18 - i have a diamond earring in my left ear that i got on my 21st birthday from my mom. i have not taken it out since.

19 - i don't plan on getting married again, but if i do i have picked out the ring.

20 - i want to go back to London as an adult, since i missed so much of it as a 14 year old.

21 - i am a PIIIIIIICKY eater until it comes to sushi. then bring it on. it doesn't make sense.

22 - i am very self-aware.

23 - i miss smoking. the ACT of it. the gesturing with a cigarette in my hands like in the old movies. using it to punctuate a conversation.

24 - i don't like my smile.

25 - i have visions of myself from a past life in the 13 or 1400s, standing on cliffs of Scotland (maybe Ireland) in a long dress waiting for my true love to come back to me. i can smell the ocean and feel the wind in my face and feel the ache in my heart.


Posted by christelpistol on January 25, 2009 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (1)

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this made me laugh this morning. 


Posted by christelpistol on January 16, 2009 at 11:14 AM Comments comments (1)

dinking with the bloggity.  i think i like it. 


we shall see.  it's the Whores Moaning that made me do it.  otherwise i would be repainting walls in WIO's house and changing the blog is WAY cheaper and easier and and and.

speaking of the hormones...  i am in constant fear that the City of Round Rock is going to cement my feet into the ground and use me as a back up water source for the entire county.  anyone have some water they need retained?  i am your girl.  no.  seriously.

also, the whores would like a sandwich.  with bread.  a LOT of bread.  if you could put EXTRA bread in the sandwich, that would be better.   a bread sandwich, if you will.  but smoking... no major cravings there.  it has been almost 72 hours which is the crucial peak for withdrawal and claw your face off cravings.  GO ME. 


in celebration i would like a sandwich.  did i mention that i would like a sandwich?  why not add some salami and ham and bacon to the sandwich so i can secure my spot as the Human Water Tower, too while youre at it.

k, thanks.



Posted by christelpistol on January 3, 2009 at 12:33 PM Comments comments (3)


i was so let down.  the beginning dragged.  the plot was non-existent.  the actors were sub par.  the whole thing was just terrible.  the ONLY good thing i can say about it was that it was only and hour and 24 minutes of life i will never get back. 


anyone else have any opinions on this movie?



cause i ADORE what JJ Abrams has done with LOST.  i love that show and an ready for the next 18 days to pass until the new season starts.  but this movie.  this waste of time and film... i .. i... it sucked.


/rant off

ten, nine, eight

Posted by christelpistol on December 30, 2008 at 4:12 PM Comments comments (2)

i had this introspective post i was working on about the end of one year and the beginning of another and it wasnt coming out just right. 




so let me just say, I wish you all a Happy and Safe New Year.


see you in twenty aught nine. 


CP out. 

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To Do list

  • stop smoking
  • lose 5 pounds
  • lose 10 pounds
  • lose 15 pounds
  • lose 20 pounds
  • learn to quilt
  • pay off Target card
  • pay off Capital One
  • pay off HSBC card
  • yard sale
  • Canned Food Drive Party
  • 40 squares for Knit To Give
  • new glasses
  • wisdom teeth yanked
  • braces (?)
  • apply for financial aid
  • get my last college credit
  • teach Ashton how to knit
  • teach Maggie how to knit
  • vacation with WIO
  • vacation with Angela
  • donate to CAFB
  • 30 days of sobriety in January
  • 30 days of Sobriety in February
  • Sober till St. Pats.
  • blanket for Project Linus
  • etsy shop