Sunday, November 05, 2006


In case you didn't hear because you have been to busy being a blog critic...the cardinals won the world series!!!!

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Got Junk??

We do! So today we are having a garage sale. Come view our massive piles of junk that we don't find useful anymore. Maybe you could find yourself a hidden treasure, or just get your self somemore junk to fill your own home that you will sell at a Garage sale next year. Gotta love the cycle of crap...

Come on by!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Our friend Scott, shooting himself in Iraq

Ok, maybe not really shooting himself... but we think this photo is hilarious. I'm just glad he is on the ground and not up in the air. (We love Scott, but wouldn't put it past him!)

This week Scott wrote into our community newspaper. It's hard to talk about his letter with people, because this war is such an emotional and strongly political issue. I guess what we have a hard time explaining to people is that this war isn't about politics for us anymore. It is about our best friend. We don't want to fight about who is right and what has been done wrong. We just want to support our friend. That letter wasn't about PR, or bolstering of the war for us. It was just another indication (like the photos, emails and random satelite phone calls) that our friend is still ok.

No, we don't support this war. But we do keep all of the soldiers, thier families and friends in our thoughts. Because we are now part of this, whether we like it or not.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Dramatic Life Update # 1

We haven't posted in a while. Not that there isn't a ton going on in our lives, but that we haven't really found the time.

So today, before any more time as passed, before another moment flies by, or another grain of sand falls I will update all of our 4 readers who want to know what is going on.

I am still working for the Girl Scouts... and I think I like it. Kev is still at the store... and he sometimes likes it. Olive decided to become anorexic about a month ago, dropped 4 pounds and was told by the vet that if she didn't start eating she wouldn't last much longer. Needless to say we began force feeding her three times a day and she is doing much better. This week she is back up 4 pounds and is eating mostly on her own. What is with that cat? Talk about high maintenance.

Other than that, we are talking about ripping out the bathroom floor some time in the next few months. Be sure that there will be photos.

Other than that...I have cute cousin's with mustaches. What could be better?

*p.s. Happy one year aniversary Blog! I promise to try to spend more time updating you this year!*

Friday, July 28, 2006

Thinking of You

Our dear friend Scott shipped out to somewhere in Iraq yesterday. Although I am not fond of the military, nor am I fond of this war, I am very fond of Scott. I wish him safe travels and an uneventful year of duty in Iraq. As a helicopter pilot (he flies the Chinook, or the double propellered cargo helicopter) I am sure he will see plenty of action over the next year. I ask that you keep him in your thoughts and send him positive energy to sustain him durring the next year. We love you Scott.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

A proper young lady

So it has been a while since we posted a photo of our darling kitty Olive. I couldn't resist posting this photo: isn't she the cutest. Anyway, life is good and our kitty is cute. Enjoy.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Going back to my roots!

No I am not talking about my hair color. It is official, I am employed. If you can't guess from the photo, I am a Girl Scout again! (Either that or I am an animal trainer, right?)

I am a program manager for the Girl Scouts. What does that mean? I have been working there for just over 3 weeks and I am not really clear on that yet. I know that I am responsible for the planning of council programing for Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts. (Girls ages 5-12) But there is so much to learn and I have been told the curve is a long one. I will keep ya'll updated. Hopefully a little more frequently than I have been!

p.s. Can you believe that this is one of the only photos of me in my Girl Scout uniform? There are about 80 pictures of Elliot in his Cub Scout uniform and even some of my dad in his leader uniform, but me... I guess I don't merit a photograph in my uni unless there is a cat to make it interesting. (That is Barney by the way, my family's first cat.)

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

This Post is 100% Vomit Free!

So it has been a while since I posted. I was trying to think of what to post and since I am still unemployed I couldn't think of a darn thing exciting going on. Then I remembered that last week we went to the first show of the Dave Mathews Band's summer tour in St. Louis! Since there was a lot of drama surrounding this one night event I thought it was blog worthy.

Kev and I are avid DMB fans. We have been to every concert in St. Louis and one in Wisconsin in the last 4 years. After last year's show which was disgusting in many, many different ways,(I would tell but I promised this blog post would be vomit free...) we decided to fork over the money for actual seats. We had hopes of leaving all of the disgustingness behind us literally, in the lawn seats. Now don't get me wrong. Not everyone on the lawn is drunk, but after last year I didn't want to take any chances.

To make a long story short after ordering seats online, getting the wrong seats and threatening to sue TicketMaster (I hate TicketMaster) we got our money back and bought tickets on eBay (I love eBay). We had a wonderful time at the concert. The band played a lot of older songs and some that they haven't played live in years. (Like Proudest Monkey and JTR)

So until I get a job, or I do something more exciting than clean out the shoes in my closet this post will have to do. And as promised, no vomit.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Graduation Day!!!

So today was the day. After two long years in Grad school I am officially a Master of Arts-Communication. Even six months ago I never thought this day would come. But here I am, in full academic dress receiving an "almost" diploma. (I get to pick the real one up on Monday.)

I want to thank my family and friends for all of the help and support they have given me in the last two years. I couldn't have done it without you.

I want to give a special thanks to Kevin too. Thank you for holding my hand through this process and never giving up on me even when I was ready to throw in the towel. I really couldn't have done this without you. I love you. -mmg

Me, Janine and Colene

Elliot, Dad, Me and Mom

Dr. Rob Anderson and I

Dr. John Pauly and I

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Not just snoopy...

I took a five hour exam.
I successfuly defended that exam.
I finished a 39 page research paper.
I wrote 15 pages for my last take home final.
I turned in student grades.

Excuse me while I do a happy dance...

Welcome back relaxation.
Welcome back reading for pleasure.
Welcome back uncluttered clean house.
Welcome back social life.
Welcome back.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Just a little bedtime snack... enjoy!

Haven't posted in a while. Life's been pretty crazy. I am feelin' better though. Found this and it made me smile. Thought I would share.

(Buddy, you know how to embed? I couldn't figure it out to save a cookie.)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Wishing myself well

Day number three of being a miserable sicky. When I woke up this morning and my incapacitating sore throat was gone I could have jumped for joy (no more liquid diet!) but it has been replaced with a constantly runny nose, an obnoxious cough and of course a splitting headache. Let's just say, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. Stupid viral infections! -mmg

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Just another resume booster

Yes, it is true. Our wonderful kitty, Olive the great, is a winner! Although she did not come in first, (stupid beer--fridge kitty) she has been glorified by both the Humane Society of Missouri AND the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. There is some confusion as to whether she came is second, as I was told by the Humane Society spokes woman, or third. The Post has her has the second place winner, but the HS has her listed in third. Either way our kitty is going places and impressing people! So check the websites out.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

The "New" Busch

Kev and I, along with the rest of the G family toured the new Busch tonight. Although we were sad to see the "old" Busch go, the new stadium is really cool. We took a ton of pictures (119 to be exact) and we thought we would post some of the best of them. Enjoy and Go Cards!
The "Redbirds" on the ends of the seats. This one looks a little shifty!!
The G Family, and no, they are not really behind bars!
The seat numbers on the new seats. They are crazy cool!

The view of the arch from inside the stadium.

This is the north-west gate, which is not yet finished.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Finally Famous after all these years

It is official... I am a winner! And I have the second place win in a photo contest to prove it! Ok, so I didn't win first place, (and I still don't know who the actual winner was) BUT I will be featured in the Worlds Fair Pavillion in Forest Park during the Humane Society's Bark in the Park event. I might even get some press in the Saturday column "The Tail End." (Which I might add is not most people's favorite end of any animal... ewwww.)

We will keep you posted as I build my resume and win the hearts of thousands.

Love, Olive

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Feeling better... almost

I think I can say, with 99.999% accuracy that our readership level is at 5 readers now. We are really making some huge waves with this blog! So for the 5 of you, here is my "comps" update!

My exam went well... I think. I will get the results back after next Monday so we will see if my overall impression (that I did as well as I could under the circumstances with the information that I had) is the same as my three committee members. (I have a feeling it won't be.) I will keep y'all posted on my slow crawl towards commencement. Only one oral defense, two 20pg research papers, a final exam and two public speaking classes to wrap up left.

Ok, I am now officially stressed out.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Got stress?

So, this is how I feel this week. With a 5 hour comprehensive exam rapidly approaching (this Saturday), I am feeling the crunch. The only difference is that at the time this picture was taken, I didn't have a care in the world. A honeymoon has a habbit of relaxing you. What I wouldn't give to be back on that trip.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Olive hits the big time!

Yes, that's right! Olive has gone metro! She is one of ten finalists for the fabulous feline photo contest for the Human Society of Missouri. So, log on and vote for our fantastic furry friend. She really is the cutest of them all, and most definatly has the most personality! Click here to VOTE NOW!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Kiss me I'm mostly Irish!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Aside from the corned beef I will be consuming this evening at the "McGrath-Rauscher" St. Paddy's celebration, I am being a dead beat Irishwoman. I am not even wearing green! (Unless you count the green icing I smeared on my shirt as I was trying to ice a shamrock shaped fun-fetti cake.) Regardless, I wanted to wish my three readers a Happy St. Patrick's day. May you be more blessed than you were yesterday and even more blessed tomorrow.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Feeling my way through the dark...

We were out late last night at the KT Tunstall show in STL and I want to share my love of this Scottish songstress with everyone, so that... 1) you all buy her album, 2)so she makes it big in the US, 3) and comes back to tour again next year, 4) and doesn't turn into another fleeting musical fad that is forgotten once the next big thing comes along. SO go to KT's website and buy her CD, OR go to itunes and download the album, which comes with the video of her performance on the Today show. Whatever you do, help me help you keep this amazing artist comming back stateside!!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

What's with you people?!?!?

What's with you people? We have all of these posts and not a single comment. Sure we don't have a post every day and there is not a cute one year old in every single one of our pictures. But still....come on. We deserve some lovin too. Thank you.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Scott is being shipped to Hawaii....and all I got was this lousy blog post

So here we are sitting at Scott's house watching the olympics and being laptop snobs. Scotts leaving for Hawaii on tuesday so today was his party. I don't think that he is very upset about leaving seeing as it is 9 degrees here and probably 70 something there. Must be rough. Aloha! Sciz-ott

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The most beautiful one-year-and-two-day old Mia in the world!

So I have to share my favorite picture from my cousin Mia's first birthday party. It is the ultimate in adorable birthday photos. If only she had saved some cake for the rest of us!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Could I be any lazier?

No, I don't think so. I haven't posted in way to long and it has very little to do with my level of activity. For the most part I have been very busy doing NOTHING for the past three weeks. (Thank goodness for our higher education system AND month long holiday breaks!) Now that I am back in school and actually have tons of stuff to do, what have I been doing... today I baked oatmeal cookies and watched some MTV. It's been a good day!

*Note: This is not my cat, but how hilarious is this picture!!