Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The top Yahoo searches of 2010 are:

The top Yahoo searches of 2010 are:

1. The Gulf of Mexico oil disaster

2. The World Cup soccer tournament

3. Pop singer Miley Cyrus

4. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian

5. Singer Lady Gaga

6. Apple's iPhone

7. Actress Megan Fox

8. Singer Justin Bieber

9. "American Idol"

10. Singer Britney Spears

Really people? That is what you are searching for? Good gawd!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 3 - Your first love

Let me set the scene for you......
First day of high school. I am a scared little freshman (I mean....really little. I could fit into girls clothes still). I was wondering (probably lost) down the hall and I seen him....the crowd parted and revealed Jeremy. I was instantly obsessed with him. He was in one of my classes. It was a science class. I also had a friend in that class as well. So the teacher on the first day started to assign partners. I was PREYING Jeremy, Jeremy, Jeremy....Autumn would be good to, but PLEASE, PLEASE let me be with Jeremy.

"Ok, Jamie B......your partner is.......Jeremy," said the teacher.

There is a Gawd!!!! I am sure I was grinning from ear to ear. Autumn's partner ending up dropping to class and she became our partner as well.

Jeremy and I actually became really good friends all through high school. Even with a boyfriend, I still had a massive crush on him. I was tormented by his girlfriends (in-which I helped him out by getting them....we were "friends").

The craziest thing I did was he gave me a stick and a leaf one time....I actually kept it. For years. I just got rid of it when I moved in with Ryan. AN EFFING STICK and a LEAF! I kept in since freshman year.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 2-Meaning behind your blog name

Dulce is "sweet" in Spanish. I was thinking of names for my business and knew I only wanted one name for it and 4 to 5 letters. I started putting words into a Spanish/English translator and one of the words was sweet/dulce. I loved it!!!

The down side....Dolce (sweet in Italian) is a name of a high-end salon in the valley....they get us confused a lot. I still wonder how many people call the salon looking for invitations? I still get people say the salon? I'll just stop by some time.!

Back to the name. I am very uncreative when it comes to words. VERY. I use creativity all up on design. I have nothing left for the written word. I originally wanted this blog to be all about my life and business.....but now, I just want to focus on my life. My sweet life with Ryan and Tivo.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 1-Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts.

Tomorrow = One week in my book! =)

Day 1-Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts.

I am 30 years old, an Arizona native. I got married to Ryan, 2.5 years ago in Las Vegas, Nevada (which is the same place he proposed). We have the CUTEST dog in the world named, TiVO (yes, like the DVR). We adopted him almost two years ago. I have a BA in graphic design and will be receiving a certificate in website design very, very soon.

This photo was just taken on my cruise to the Caribbean. Sorry for the windblown hair.

15 facts - I am not too sure how "interesting" these are:
  1. I am an Arizona native
  2. I still grew after high school...around 2"
  3. I am a whore for it several times a week
  4. I can roll my tongue like a taco and crease it in the middle
  5. I have two tattoos and my navel is pierced
  6. One of the tattoos was done by my uncle
  7. Did archery as a kid
  8. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday
  9. Love to play poker (Texas Hold 'em) online or live
  10. I am tongue tied
  11. Lived in a haunted house
  12. Have have 6 different families. My mom's adopted family and biological family, real dad's family, step dad #1's family, step dad #2's family, in-laws.
  13. I LOVE board and card games
  14. I am obsessed with textures. Paper, clothes, other sorts of textures. I just walk down the street with my hand out....touching and feeling everything.
  15. My eyes change color throughout the day

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

30 Day Blogging Challange

I saw this on a few of my blogger friends (Amber & Jenni). Since I am incredibly boring...I hope this spices things up!

I'll start tomorrow!!

Day 1-Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts
Day 2-Meaning behind your blog name
Day 3-Your first love
Day 4-Your parents
Day 5-Your siblings
Day 6-A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 7-Favorite movies
Day 8-A place you've traveled to
Day 9-A picture of your friends
Day 10-Something you're afraid of
Day 11-Favorite tv shows
Day 12-What you believe
Day 13-Goals
Day 14-A picture you love
Day 15-Bible verse
Day 16-Dream house
Day 17-Something you're looking forward to
Day 18-Something you regret
Day 19-Something you miss
Day 20-Nicknames
Day 21-Picture of yourself
Day 22-Favorite city
Day 23-Favorite vacation
Day 24-Something you've learned
Day 25-Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs
Day 26-Picture of your family
Day 27-Pets
Day 28-Something that stresses you out
Day 29-3 Wishes
Day 30-a picture

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hand Leash.....Really?

This would creep me out on so many levels.
It is a hand that is attached to a leash so you can "hold" the hand and walk your dog instead of holding the effing leash. WTF is wrong with people? The sad part is.....I am sure they sold MANY. I can’t think of any better way for you to set up an insanity defense for any crime you may commit in the future. Yes, it will look that weird.

What do you think? Would you use it?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Bees Got Evicted

We have/had a little......ok BIG bee problem. They decided to build a very nice bee hive in the wall of our home. We gave them an eviction notice.

100 pounds of honey, 15,000 bees. It took them about 6 months to build.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Due to me starting the blog several is posted below the Adam Carolla blog

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dulce's New Blog

Dulce has a blog! Click here.

This is where all the biz stuff will go.

I am trying to do DIY projects, graphic design stuff - print/web, wedding trends, small business stuff. Check it out and subscribe!

Blogspot will be personal stuff!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Adam Carolla

#35 - Go to a comedy club.

Ryan and I went to see Adam Carolla (radio host, tv host, writer, actor, comedian) at the Tempe Improv. I like Adam. He is smart and extremely funny. Adam Carolla is Ryan's man crush. Yes, Ryan has a man crush and it is Adam Carolla. Ryan idolizes the man. Thinks everything he does or says is funny. He started to do stuff, because Adam does it. One major thing Ryan does, because Adam does it is run red arrows. If the light to go straight is green and you want to make a left hand turn, but it has a red arrow.....Ryan goes through it.

Adam started off the show with his radio segment, "What can't Adam complain about?". Adam can complain about EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING! He had people in the audience shout out things. The first was Make A Wish Foundation. He brought up some good points about them. Also someone said cake. Any one who listens to Adam, knows he LOVES pie. Really LOVES pie. He started to argue that birthday cake is a germ encrusted thing. I completely agree now. Think about birthday cake. You bring it out with cheap, made-in-China figurines that you know no one washed. Then you have candles that everyone "blows/spits" out. He is SO right. Birthday cake is gross and I will not have the flu/cold smeared cake any more.

Adam put on a great show, complete with visuals and his famous stories. Most of all, he doesn't rub his success in your face, he shows how hard he worked to get where he is at. He even showed us his earnings for the last 20 years. BTW, his earnings went from $250 to over $2 million with several goose eggs in between. I wish Adam the best of luck and many more years in entertainment!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Ryan and I went to Jamaica at the end of June (yes, I well aware that it is at the end of August). I started this post probably 5+ times.

Jamaica was BEAUTIFUL! Green stuff for miles and miles. Coming from Arizona, you forget how much of the world is GREEN! There was an hurricane that went over the country the day we landed. We missed it completely, no big deal, except the humidity the next day was a bear. I was not prepared or use to that. We would walk less than a block and be drenched with sweat. Nice and romantic!

When we got off the plane, we were asked by the locals if we wanted purchase weed. As did all of our bus drivers. On top of that, they drove like manics! I haven't figured out if China drivers or Jamaica drivers scared me most.

You also find out VERY quickly about "island time". So a "30-minute drive" will be two hours. Always add at least an hour to their time.

We stayed at an all-inclusive resort, my first. We drank, ate, drank and swam all day, every day. They were not cheap on the drinks by the way! They were mostly alcohol with a little mixer.

**Recommendation** for an all-inclusive resort, bring a large portable plastic mug. They fill the drinks in little plastic cups. I was told this, but didn't know what type of mug to bring. Also, men will need to bring pants with them for dinner.

We had several restaurant that we can go eat at. Each one had a theme. I think Ryan and I liked the authentic, Jerk Chicken Hut the best. It is what Jamaica is famous for. On the road sides, where ever you go, there are jerk chicken huts set up every where. You just pull up, al la McDonalds, and get a quarter of a chicken that was grilled on a barrel-turned-BBQ. The best food you will have!

We pretty much stayed at the resort. We left once to go zip lining in the jungle. We had a blast. I think there was 9 lines. I was mrs. scardy pants, but I truly had a great time. I just wish I had bug spray.
On our way home, our bus broke down. In the middle of no where. As you see in the photo....Ryan's BlackBerry still worked. Oh joy!!! He can't put it down for a second.
I did go snorkeling once. It was my second time ever. I FREAKED OUT! (Both times actually.) I am really not a fan swimming in the ocean. My first issue is, I am a nose breather. I can't breath though my mouth. Second, I have and issue with getting hurt. I am not scared of sharks, but I am terrified of something stinging me.

My first experience, My foot hit a bag or something and I panicked and was started going under water....completely forgetting how to swim.

Jamaica experience was not too far different. I was kind of doing ok, until I seen a jelly fish. OH.MY.GAWD! I freaked. FREAKED! I swam in the opposite direction of the jelly fish....which so happens to be over the top of Ryan. Poor guy, I pushed him under the water. He told me later that there was like 10 of them...I only seen one, but that was enough. I did continue on. I was proud of myself. I really tried. My heart was still beating as loud as it possible could. I didn't think it could get worse, until we went to the reef. That was nice, pretty, fun fish, oh, by the way, INCHES from me. They were covered in SEA URCHINS. They sting. I don't want to touch. I am glad I did it. There was unique fish and some really different formations I got to see. I love the ocean, I just don't want to be in the ocean. If I ever go again.....I'll need blood pressure meds.

Overall, it was such a wonderful vacation. A very relaxing and I enjoyed myself very much. Food was decent, the alcohol was plentiful, the locals were nice. The best part, I got to spend an entire week with my husband!

I loved it! Yeah Mon!
The jelly fish bay. It is also the same spot where I accidentally pulled off my bathing suit bottoms if front of a rather large crowd. Yes, I had a few drinks by then. Yes, it was only 10am. Don't judge.

Our rooms. Little cabanas of 36.

View from our cabana. Super close to the beach. We had a really good spot.

Our open air lobby.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

What’s Your Sign? Er, Blood Type?

The Japanese have long paid attention to blood types for clues to personality, the way we, Americans turn to zodiac signs. The craze is generally traced back to a 1916 treatise by Kimata Hara, a doctor, linking blood type to character.

Blood Type Meanings:

Type A

People with blood type A have a deep-rooted strength that helps them stay calm in a crisis when everyone else is panicking. However, they tend to avoid confrontation, and feel very uncomfortable around people. A types are shy and sometimes withdrawn. They seek harmony and are very polite, but all the same feel that they never really fit in with others. A types are very responsible. If there is a job to be done, they prefer to take care of it themselves. These people crave success and are perfectionists. They are also very creative, and the most artistic of all the blood types, most likely because of their sensitivity.

People with blood type A are also likely to be considered classic "type A's": stressed and conscientious.

Type B

People with blood type B are the most practical of the blood groups. They are specialists in what they do. When they start a project, they spend extra time understanding and trying to follow directions than others might. When they are doing something, all of their attention is focused on it. They tend to stick to a goal and follow it through to the end, even if it seems impossible. They tend to be less than cooperative, as they like to follow their own rules and their own ideas. They are individualists. B type people pay attention to their thoughts a little more than their feelings, and therefore can sometimes seem cold and serious.

People with blood type B are often considered more relaxed, freewheeling, and unconventional than other types, although not necessarily to an unacceptable degree.

Type O

People with blood type O people are outgoing, energetic and social. They are the most flexible of the blood types. They easily start up projects but often have trouble following through because they give up easily. They are flighty and not too dependable. O types always say what's on their mind. They value the opinion of others and like to be the center of attention. Also, people with O blood are extremely self-confident.

Type O, the most "average" blood type, is considered the best type in Japan.

Type AB

People with blood type AB are hard to categorize. They can have characteristics on both ends of the spectrum at the same time. For instance, they are both shy and outgoing. They easily switch from one opposite to another. AB people are trustworthy and responsible, but can't handle it when too much is asked of them. They don't mind doing favors or helping out, as long as its on their own conditions. People with this blood type are interested in art and metaphysics.

AB is considered the worst blood type. In predictability-loving Japan, they're loose cannons. They also like to set their own conditions and reserve the right to drop out when things don't meet their expectations. They're known to be sensitive and considerate—at times—but it just isn't enough to balance out the flaws in this blood type. For a while, some companies tried dividing their employees into work groups based on blood type, and no one wanted to work with the AB group.

A is most compatible with A and AB.

B is most compatible with B and AB.

AB is most compatible with AB, B, A, and O.

O is most compatible with O and AB.

My blood type is B.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Checks off the old 101 list in 1001 days

I have a HUGE one I just completed. Read 15 Fiction Books - DONE!!!

Go me! Coming from a person that HATED to read. I now love it and a huge source of entertainment. I am really trying to cut down my TV watching. But, then again, I did name my dog, TiVO (BTW, he is the cutest and best dog EVER!). Work in progress.

The last two books that I read/listen to was. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks and 1st to Die by James Patterson.

The Notebook: Well lets just say that I am not a fan of love stories. Maybe I am jaded, but it wasn't that special. It is a great love story, I will give you that, but I wasn't captivated by it. I wasn't excited to find out what happens. I did see the movie, but I didn't remember too much about it.

I think I need action packed books to hold my attention.

1st to Die: Loved it! It is the first book in the Woman's Murder Club series. Once you think you know who the killer is...Patterson gives you another twist. Good book! I am currently on the 2nd book and it's not as good, but still was excited to see what happens next. I should be finished with it today.

I did a few other items as well. In two weeks, I'll mark off a whole bunch more!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

101 things in 1001 days

# 47. Read 15 fiction books (13/15)

I just finished the 4th book in the Harry Potter Series - The Goblet of Fire. I thought it was good. All the twists and turns and unexpected plots. It held my attention and as all books, I hate to see them end. At least this is a series and I have a few more to look forward to!

Friday, May 14, 2010

101 List Progess....

#47 - Read 15 Non-Fiction Books.

Two down.....One of them was a MONSTER! 1074 pages.....wowser for sure!

Under the Dome, by Stephen King.

Plot: A town gets cut off by an unknown "dome" and it deals with how people behave when they are cut off from the society they've always belonged to.

First off....I REALLY enjoyed this book. SK wrote this book with many different narrators. After all, he introduced an entire town of characters to us. With everyone being the narrator, the readers can find out exactly what that person is going through and thinking. Also his or her's take on the "dome" that surrounds their sleepy little town in Maine. SK even had a woodchuck, dog and even children be a narrator for a bit. It was a perfect way to introduce such a large cast of characters. You are able to keep them straight, bond with them and enjoy their views about the dome. I know some people criticizes SK's writing, but he can really talk the people. He can tell a story like no other. Plus with Under The Dome, you have no clue if it is military, aliens or bio that is causing this "dome" around this town. With SK writing it, it could be all three! The town also starts to divide into two groups. You got your heroes, your villains sides........what side would you choose?

Also, this book, SK attempted to write it in the 70's.

FANTASTIC book! There are rumors that it is going to be a 14-mini series on HBO. It will be fantastic and with 14 hours, I think they can keep true to the book and the characters. I can not WAIT to see who they cast! If you read/listened to the book......who would you cast?

Blaze, by Stephen King under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman - Trunk Novel

Plot: A "good natured," Blaze criminal steals a baby.

I did like it and I really started to get into in about 1/4 way through. Was it the best novel? No, by I really liked Blaze and I wanted only the best for him. I bonded with him.

This novel was also like Under the Dome, SK started writing the story along time ago. Even before Carrie. He started thinking about it and wanted to updated it. It took him a really long time to track down the 100 page story, typed on a typewriter.

#40 - Get all As For a Semester

I did it!! All A's! Model student am I.

#41 - Build a website portfolio

Done, I just need to make it better.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tag, I'm It!

Mya has tagged me!

Here are the rules:

1) Go to your photo files, select the 8th photo folder
2) Select the 8th photo in that folder
3) Post that photo along with the story behind it
4) Then challenge 8 blogging friends to do the same!

It's the TiVO!!! It was probably taken the first week we adopted him. SOOOO CUTE! He just got neutered, so he had a cone around his neck. He would run in the backyard, scoop up dirt and rocks in the cone. It made the edges so rough and scrappy. Then he would run into our legs with the jagged edged cone. It hurt. We were ALL excited to get that thing off. Plus, he was FINALLY able to get a bath.

Here is a full version photo of what he looked like with the cone on. Just the cutest dog, EVER.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

99 Things

Instructions: Copy the list, bold the ones you’ve done

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen the Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie - I have been in a commercial....does that count?
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

54 out of 99....not too bad!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Yup, That's My Husband!

We know how anti-photo radar Ryan is. He has protested at the state capital, courtrooms. He has given statements at the capital and been interviewed by house representatives. He has been interviewed by newspaper and television reporters (even Wall Street Journal). He is an advocate for his cause. He believes they are unconstitutional. He believes in his his right to the first amendment. And no, he has NEVER received a photo radar ticket in the mail.

This is what my husband is up to yesterday.
He stood in-front of the camera so no one got tickets yesterday (read article here). BTW, he has video of the camera flashing and NO cars around. He also has video of the camera going off and cars NOT speeding. So think again if you think the cameras are ok. You might say, "oh, I never speed and I don't have to worry about that." Think again. The malfunction rate on the cameras is HUGE!

If you want more information in the war against photo radar and why they are unconstitutional, here is a list of sites Ryan is apart of:
(BTW, I designed and made this site....go me!)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy 2nd Wedding Anniversary

Today, I married the love of my life in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has been a great two years!

Thanks for putting up with me Ryan.