Saturday, June 25, 2011

sock stalker / shark supporter.

my weekly shopping trip included some of these:
hah. i just loved, okay? plus i needed new socks.

my shopping trip was sort of a mixed bag, as i accidentally bought the expensive milk (same color as the milk i always buy but like $2 more! oops) and expensive grapes ($8 for a bunch of grapes, grumble grumble -- maybe the world's retribution for me getting two bunches so cheaply last time?) but at least i got to make another delicious chocolate chip banana shake with these ingredients (plus a few more).
also, my yogurt will expire on --
^ DK's BDAY!!
i'll probably eat it all before then. but it was still funny.

also...remember this?
here's what it looks like now --
i'm no mrs. D but i think it looks pretty cool.
...and it only took me five trips to the pottery painting store to do it.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

my channel 9 baby.

those of you who know me already know i'm a reporter for channel 9.

what you may not know is that today was my nine month anniversary. that's right, folks. in the time i've been working in wausau, i could have gone through an entire pregnancy and had a channel 9 baby.

i went from here:
^my first (breaking news) live shot when a manufacturing plant exploded in my first week in wausau. also i was terrified. here:

don't worry though. no real babies here yet ( :

Monday, June 13, 2011

if you like pina coladas... will want to drink this ( :
made from vanilla yogurt, shredded coconut, frozen pineapple (it was fresh but decided to freeze it so i didn't need to add ice)
and a bit of lemon juice.
in other news, i wanted to buy grapes on saturday but they're usually super expensive. i put a bag in my basket anyways, checked out and went home. it's safe to assume i was pretty surprised when i started putting away my groceries and found...
...TWO bags of grapes?!
i checked my receipt. i only was charged for one.
plus (i also didn't know) they were on sale -- $1.85 for all of these!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

my sister is way more artsy than me.

my sister make artistic things like it's her job. it actually used to be and now she still does awesome things. like these cool bowls that she's apparently giving away and i WANT.

meanwhile, i am bad at art. i can spend days (literally, days -- mostly because i'm just slow) painting things and they still look like this:
luckily, i finished today and they'll be firing it soon and i'll have a shark mug by next saturday. and hopefully it'll look better than it does in that pathetic picture.

also, even though i haven't been blessed with artistic talents, i do love to cook and make things with food. let's remember back to a few days ago when i wanted a banana chocolate milkshake but then realized i didn't have any cocoa. i used chocolate chips instead (and some of them were still in little pieces after the blending was done) and it was DELICIOUS.

Monday, June 6, 2011

something random.

okay. my new blog friend briane tagged me in one of his posts, so i'm going to go ahead and follow through with continuing the chain.

first, i'm supposed to list seven random facts about myself.

2. i've been craving a chocolate banana milkshake for about a week now and i finally bought bananas and chocolate. it might be time to make one very soon.
3. i haven't drank (drinken? drunk?) pop since last monday and i'm determined to stop drinking it altogether. i've been trying to minimize my caffeine intake but finally i just decided to quit, cold turkey. so far...i'm not dead. we'll see how this goes.
4. i like cloudy days more than sunny ones. the sun gives me headaches. clouds don't.
5. i spent at least 8 hours in direct sunlight yesterday (at noah's ark!) and i didn't tan or burn at all.
6. i feel naked without mascara.
7. i've never had a ceiling fan until i moved to wausau. now i have one in my bedroom and i leave it on all the time. how did i live so long without one?

now i'm supposed to answer four questions.

1. name your favorite song - "sunday morning," by maroon 5
2. name a song you think is romantic - "sleeping to dream," by jason mraz
3. name a song you would recommend someone listen to - "uncharted," by sara bareilles
4. now name your second favorite song - "the difference," by matchbox twenty

i wrote them down so i didn't cheat. here's what these songs say about me (supposedly)...

1. this tells how you feel about yourself (i think i did the song thing wrong. this kind of doesn't really make sense).
2. this song tells how you feel about a person you secretly have a crush on (does it really? a romantic song? funny how that happens).
3. this song tells how you feel about the person you are in a relationship with (why does this quiz want me to have a secret crush on someone and be in a relationship with someone else?).
4. this song tells how you think other people view you (again, i don't think this really works. but at least you know my favorite songs now).

am i amazed at what i learned about myself? not really. but oh well. it was a valiant effort.

okay. ready for more awkward questions?

1. do you think you're hawt?

haha. how do i even begin to answer this question? was it written by a 13-year-old? (no offense, daniel) it was about 90 degrees out today. that was a little warm for me. let's leave it at that.

2. upload a picture or wallpaper that you are using at the moment.
3. when was the last time you ate chicken?

i had chicken strips at buffalo wild wings last week. yummm.

4. what are the songs you've listened to recently?

according to my itunes, i've listened to a lot of rihanna, maroon 5, justin timberlake and goo goo dolls lately.

5. what were you thinking as you were writing this?

what awesome question might be coming up next?

6. do you have nicknames?

many of them have to do with the fact that my last name changes depending on whether or not i'm on tv. here's a few:
-anna corona
-anna kron-rera
also, one of my friends at work calls me, "little face," since he says i have large eyes which dwarf the rest of my face.

7. top eight blogger friends who shall be tagged by this (should you feel so inclined, if you actually read this blog post):

8. who's listed as #1:

my #1 older sister. duh. she's an awesome blogger so maybe she'll enjoy doing it (with dustbuster's help, of course).

9. say something about #5:

she did not like when we moved our mattresses into the living room for months on end during our sophomore year of college...but she was a good sport ( :

10. how did you get to know #3?

we lived on the same floor during our freshman year. she had a "seussical: the musical" t-shirt. i had a "seussical: the musical" t-shirt. the rest is history.

11. how about #4?

she was my little sister's freshman year roommate. also she's awesome.

12: leave a message for #6:

i'm crossing my fingers for you, since i haven't heard back about that think in that state in a while. and if all else fails, we'll just open that bakery, so no worries.

13: do #7 and #8 have similarities?

well...they're both boys.

14: why does #2's blog interest you? (originally this question was about #5 but it seems dumb to do #5 twice and #2 zero times so i changed it)


alright. i think that's it.

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dear briane: i did it. and someday when you run for president, i totally expect to ride on your bus when we go visit donald trump.