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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pre New Years Fun!!

Went to dinner and Junkie with Kyla last night. Had such a fun night :) I am lucky to have such fun girls in my life and the best boyfriend in the world! Ryan and I are heading to Pine Top today after work to celebrate NYE with friends.. I have been told the celebration will include Vicks vapor rub and glow sticks... hmmm. I think I will bring scrabble and pictionary and see if I get any takers! :)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Adios 2009!

Happy New Years!

Tomorrow is the much anticipated end to 2009....

I never set new years resolutions because, I have never in my life upheld any of them. I almost think that making a resolution is ensuring that it will not come to pass. It may also be that my resolution is always to be skinnier, richer, or fall in love with Mr. Right. .. sadly, ya probably in that order.. ha ha!!

In 2009, I have seen people very close to me loose loved ones; my family has been overwhelmed with serious illness; friends have been in accidents; and I have lost touch with people I love for dumb reasons. I am realizing that at the end of the day all that really matters are the people in your life, and how you treat them. I want everyone in my life to know how much I love them at all times... that is my resolution for 2010. Oh and I need to figure out a way to get Claudia and I in the same state!

Adios 2009, You have taught me that...sometimes things have to fall apart so better things can come together.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ode to the Gibbler! Just for my Goose!

Tommy! Hi, I'm Stephanie Tanner's best friend Kimmy Gibbler. Can I have your autograph? Just write "To Kimmy, the woman of my dreams."

Gibblers not so bad...... LOL!!! HELP!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

“If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend.”

The strong, man eating, un- effected Misty is no longer,.. I for the first time, found someone that I trust with my heart so I am okay with giving it. My best friend was the man I respected most in this world. I adored him for who he was, how he treated all the people in his life, and how much fun we had together. I always knew he was cut from a different, more pristine mold than anyone else I had known but never to the extent I do now. The only way to explain how I feel is.. When I was in high school I was really involved with my church, and had a strong relationship with God. There was this fleeting euphoric feeling that I would get during worship or prayer. It was this overwhelming feeling of being loved, not alone, and apart of something much greater than yourself. That is how I have felt every second since I started dating Ryan. I think every girl hopes to find a guy that she gets excited to wake up to in the morning, makes her feel special, and makes her laugh. Not only have I found what I always thought I wanted but also, what I never even knew I needed.

"When you are in Love you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams." Dr Seuss

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It does not feel like Christmas this year at all. I am going to force myself into the spirit today. I'm talking Xmas music, ALL DAY for starters, and secondly, I am going to emerge myself in last minute Xmas shopping at the busiest mall in the city. Yep, that should do it! After a crazy, stressful week.. everything is finally calming down and I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am feeling very grate full for all my friends and family and ready to have a few days of work to spend time with them. OK Christmas... get ready for Miss Misty.. cuz she is no longer boycotting you! :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Good with the Bad

The past two weeks have been the best followed by the worst time of my life! Beginning with the good... I have fallen head over heels for my best friend in the world. I have been walkin on Cloud 9 every day... I'm sparing you the corny lushings of how happy I am.. yes, your welcome. Then, as if some cosmic adjustment occurred to level out the good and the bad on my life Tuesday happened! I started getting really sick at work and went home early. On my way to Ryans house, I got pulled over for not stopping long enough at a stop sign. Turns out, my license was suspended - to find later for missing a traffic survival class. The officer, towed and impounded my car, and took my drivers license. I am without car or license ever since. As the week progressed, so did my fever and stress levels. Poor ry had to taxi me around and take care of me all week.

Dear cosmic adjuster..... you suck, cops suck, and I hate you...Sincerely, Misty

Monday, November 30, 2009

Went to Glamis For Turkey Day weekend! So much fun!! Rode during the day.. went to the sand drag races at sunset, then drank by the campfire at night! Couldn't have been better :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Story Time...

2 Summers ago... Me and my best friend Claudia were sitting by the pool deciding where we should vacation next. We had just done Aruba, Vegas, & LA and felt it was time for our next adventure. We randomly decided on Ibiza, Spain which I knew VERY little about. We booked the hotel and flights that day and put up our My Space countdowns! I told my boyfriend at the time that we were going and he told me about a million story's about Ibiza. He had been a few times and raved about it. He told me that the sangria there was the best in the world, and that all day there was music playing from the greatest DJ's in the world.. The clubs were more elaborate than anything I could imagine.. and that they partied until noon the next day! The story's went on and on and on... not to mention everyone who we told about our upcoming trip had instant Vacation envy. I'm not gunna lie.. we felt pretty bad ass! Fast forward to vacation Day!!! We partied all night then staggered to the airport hungover and ready to sleep for our 11 hour flight to London. We landed in Heathrow.. took a train to Gatwick.. Flew to Barcelona.. then Ibiza (PHEW!) FINALLY.. we land in Ibiza and I cannot even put into words how excited we were. We went to get our luggage .. Claudia's first bag came.. then her second.. then her third.. and No Misty bags! (FML) I had to file a claim to get my bags back, and I was so angry. I couldn't help but resent the fact that all 3 of Claud's bags made it and none of mine.. ha ha. Begrudgingly, we went to hail a taxi and go settle into our hotel. As we went outside we found out that all the taxi's in Ibiza were on strike. There was ONE bus still running however, it only took us half way into town. We hopped on that bus hoping that we could figure something out. The bus dropped us off in the middle of no where.. in completely deserted streets. We rolled the luggage we had over cobble stone streets from 12-1am completely lost, and then as if one more slap from the big guy, it started raining. Now.. I had lost it! I found a police station and went in to beg for a ride and shelter. When the officer looked at me he said in his accent "Americans eh?" and laughed. Yah officer.. ha ha.. really funny.. Ive been walking in boots and a dress in the rain for an hour.. laugh it up! The officers drove us to the end of their jurisdiction line and said we had to walk 1 more mile to the hospital because that's the only place taxi's would pick up. Blah Blah Blah.. Finally make it to the hospital, get a cab, pay about 100 euros to get to our hotel and the place is locked! Claudia and I, had left over travel snacks for dinner (Frito's, bean dip, gushers, and Chips), and passed out on the hotels door way until the morning..
The rough arrival was followed by one of the most memorable, fun trips I had ever been on! My luggage arrived the next night, and we wasted no time hitting the streets. I honestly think my favorite part about Ibiza was the shopping, and LOONNGG lunches. We would go to lunch at some cute cafe, and within an hour we would have 10 new friends at our table... Lunches lasted a minimum of 4 hours, and was always concluded with a coffee spiked with booze! Claudia and I, accidently booked the trip off season (Doh).. so we didnt really get the full experiance of the party scene but If what we saw was only half of it.. I dont think I could handle on season.. Ok, ya i could :) A second trip to Ibiza is on the To Do List!

Monday, November 23, 2009

I was talking to my friend Brian about the the men in my life and he made the following summation of me..
"It's like the guys who go climb Everest. You can climb it but you can never tame it. It might kill you but you can't blame it. That's all it knows."
Never had myself so clearly defined before.....

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wild Cat for a day

I went to Tuscon yesterday for College Game Day! My roommate went to school there so I went to tailgate with her and get out of Scottsdale for the day. I was roaming around the different tailgates making friends when I recognized this girl!!! She was my best friend that I lost touch with when I was fourteen!! She is in the pic to the left! I am so happy I ran into her! She is gorgeous as ever and is now a teacher! Then, as it turns out her boyfriend was friends with my friend Eric that I drove out with. Phoenix/Tuscon is one of the smallest big city's in the world. Eric and I brought our own mini bar of vodka bottles, and spent most of the day trying to round up Cups, Ice and Mixers!! We eventually met up with my roomie and continued the drunken debauchery! I have spent this entire weekend outside of old town Scottsdale and LOVED IT! I took a pic with the mascot Wilma.. ha ha. I was made an honorary wild cat for the day. The original plan was to tailgate all day in Tuscon, then head home to go out. As I could have assumed, I tailgated all day.. then came home and passed out by 9:00.. ha ha. What is normally Sunday Funday at the bars is, me sitting on the couch trying to get motivated to do all my math homework (and since I am blogging, you can estimate my success). I have not done math since high school.. and It is just as confusing as I remembered. Two movies, and a blog post later.. Maybe it's time to crack down! :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Good Morning World! Here is a pic from a photo shoot I did for my friend Brian.I am such a photo/attention whore.. my perfect day would be, getting all dressed up and having everyone taking my picture. Needless to say, I had a lot of fun! So last night, I had a hot dinner date with my roomie ;) We went out for dinner and drinks at Geisha. The plan was to meet up at 6:30 at our place, get ready quickly, then go out. We both started getting ready at 6:30, and were having one of those nights where we could not find ANYTHING to wear. We spent 3 hours trying to put together outfits. I literally tried on everything I, and She owns. We staggered out of the house, starving, around 10:00 - Still thoroughly unhappy with our outfit choices- and set out to dinner. The company and atmosphere was great - and when I say "atmosphere" I am referring to the 2 hot boys at the bar (lol). The food however, seemed like it had been sitting out for days, no bueno! I love nights of catching up with my girlfriends. I am more of a guys girl, and end up spending way more time with boys. First of all, I LOVE boys, and they are generally easier to be around. Boys are low maintenance, and do way more fun stuff like camping, skiing, traveling, etc... But the last two nights I have had dinner dates with my girls and was reminded of how much I love them and need girl time! Anyways,.. Liz and I leave dinner and as we are passing the bars deciding which one to hit up.. I hear my stomach growl. I was like.. "Eh.. Liz,.. kinda hungry still.. dinner sucked".. She's like.. "Oh thank god.. I want Jack in the Box sooo bad". Yes! We ended up going to Jack in the Box, After dinner... then went home and watched Connan O'Brian. We literally spent more time getting ready than we did going out.. Classic. 9 out of 10 times when Liz and I set out for "Dinner" in old town, we end up doing body shots on the bar at Junkie... 5 out of 10 times we end up at a raunchy strip club (Don't Ask). This was a NICE change of pace :)

Friday, November 13, 2009


I am ready for my next vacation! The past few years have been filled with some crazy, scary, adventurous, romantic, exotic and weird vacations! Most have been spent with my partner in crime Claudia and sadly those are the romantic ones too! Claud and I went to Aruba a few summers ago and literally had candle lit dinners at sunset every night being serenaded by violins!

I will NEVER forget the first night we got there... We landed around 11pm, hopped into a cab and headed to our hotel. Immediately upon arrival, we jumped in the shower, threw on our little "Scottsdale Short" dresses and stilettos and set out to find a place to party. We ran across the street to where we were told the buses picked up, to take us down town... A 'bus like' car pulled up and like a couple nerds we ran to it.. Right before we could get in, some guy grabbed us, and said... "Oh Lady's, this is NOT a taxi, or a bus, this is a group of locals trying to take advantage of you". That nice man explained to us how to spot a real taxi and left us. So about 10 minutes later no real taxi or buses had driven by and we were overly anxious. A pick up truck pulls by, we hop in and head to Carlos and Charlies for some drinks. Needless to say, this pick up.. also not a taxi... By the graces of God we made it to Carlos and Charlies and met a few very weird locals.

We ordered yard sticks which were filled with the strongest drinks I've ever had. Claudia of course, demands extra shots in hers! About 2 yard sticks later, i am on stage dancing with the DJ.. pleading with him to play "walk it out" bu DJ Unk. The guys could barely speak English, so I am "walking it out" for him, hoping to break the language barrier. On the flip side, Claudia a.k.a ms. "I need extra shots, i can barely taste the alcohol" is having trouble standing in the corner. Apparently, we drank to much, and a security guard called us a cab :) This cab was a benzo.. not a pick up! We found out later that Natalie Halloway was last seen at Carlos and Charlies.. so I guess security was really cautious with American girls.

The next day, we woke up.. staggered down to the beach and recovered on the most beautiful island I've ever seen. The ocean was only as high as your ankles for hundreds of yards so you could just lay in the ocean to tan. The water was as warm as a bath, and the sand was pure white! As much fun as Claudia and I had.. we both agreed that we HAVE to take the boys we fall in love with there someday. After that first night, we didn't do much drinking. Our mornings and afternoons were spent at the beach laying out and reading the shoppoholic books. We were ballers on a budget so we ate top ramen for breakfast and lunch then every night we splurged on an amazing dinner. The restaurants there set out tables on the sand with white linens, and live music. We made sunset dinner reservations every night. The musicians loved me, and insisted on playing songs all night with "Misty" in it... I ate it up of course :)

For our big excursion, we planned a day of sailing. As we waited on the docks for our boat, we became friends with a guy named "Manny", to our luck - turns out he was our ships bartender! We sailed all day, we snorkeled to a sunken German ship "Atilla", and drank, and drank, and drank... The ship was called Mi Dushi which meant My sweetheart. The day on Mi Dushi was one of the best days of my life! When we finally got back to shore, Claudia and I stumbled off the boat and both face planted into the sand. We Slept/Blacked out for an hour or so, then woke up after nigh fall. When we woke up, still slightly drunk and happy, we realized that we had missed the last bus back to our side of the island. We began our 5 mile journey back home in our flip flops, laughing the entire way.

This was me and Claudias first vacation together and definatly not our last!

Friday, November 6, 2009


Weird Day..

It is Friday and I am dying to leave the office! I have a standard night of Scottsdale bar crawling and fist pumping ahead of me with my BF Ryan.
The past two weeks have been so stressful at work! I have spent the last two weekends working on a business proposal that I presented to my VP yesterday. I was so nervous to give it to her because I put so much work into it, and I wanted it to be perfect! Thankfully, she absolutely LOVED it. She was thoroughly impressed, and is going to implement many of the changes that i suggested. Besides the gratification I got intellectually, and professionally, I got a RAISE! Although all the pieces of my life seem to be falling into place right now there is still one gaping hole.... The love life. My last Boy Friend, Rob and I broke up about 6 months ago and I thought that I would be all about the single party life but I am definitely NOT. I miss sharing life with someone, and the closeness of letting down your guards and feeling safe. I do not ever want to get back with my ex but this is the first time that I have been single and have not wanted to go crazy. I think that this last relationship was the first time i was really, uninhibited, UN guarded, vulnerable, and 100% myself with a guy. I hope that I can find someone again that i trust with my heart.. so far...in Scottsdale... i do not see it happening. I am blessed with some of the best friends a girl could ask for and without them i would have felt the hurt so much more. Dating was always like a sport to me, and I have always been extremely good at it. I have met a lot of guys lately, and all of them are missing something (everything). Dating has become a chore! I can accept that the boys I am dating now are just helping me pass the time but for heaven sakes...Mr. Right now is even falling short of his LOW expectations. Perhaps I have been spoiled and my standards are unrealistic but... I am not the "settling" kind of girl!

Mr. Right.... I am ready... Hurry!!!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Blissfully Ignorant and Beautiful....
I crave my days of innocence so often.. The days when I jumped based on emotion and sentiment instead of logic and reason. I am guilty of being too logical these days. I have made moves based on both emotion and reason and have not decided which one I think is right. I love Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany's because she is completely oblivious to the consequences of her actions. She lives freely based on whatever she feels is right at that moment. Its interesting to me how everyone loves her despite her wrecklace and potentially hurtful behavior due to the fact that she is simply blissfully ignorant and of course beautiful...

My best friend told me she watched this movie and thought of me.. I mean... she was simply giving him an update on the weather!! :)

Family Weekend

So I just got home from CA for the weekend. My uncle Bobby got married in newport beach. It was a gorgeous wedding! The time with my family was priceless.. I have not laughed as hard as I did last weekend in a very long time. Im not trying to toot my own horn but the moves I was bustin on the dance floor at the wedding.... LEGIT! Im talking.. the Q-Tip, Lawn Mower, Pizza Toss.... And many more highly technical moves. My brother Skyler is going to homecoming next weekend so I felt it was my duty as his big sis to show him the ropes. I am feeling very lucky to have so many people in my life that make me laugh and love me. However, I am making a mental note to never do an intense ab work out proir to hanging out with my sister's boyfriend Kevin.. OMG... Painful!... Happy Tuesday!!