Who Are These People?!

Kitty Deschanel


Aloha!

I'm a newlywed (at heart, at least) who moved from the bustling Bay Area to Albuquerque. I have a degree in Psychology from the University of New Mexico and work in the front office for a pediatric dentist (really putting my degree to use, right?) I keep a messy house, cook questionable meals, and can't keep a plant alive (sorry, Chia Herb Garden.)

I'm working on improving all these things though, so read LambAround and let me know how I'm doing!


Sexy Nerd

Isn't he just the cutest??

Sexy Nerd grew up in the tiny town of Buena Vista, Colorado. Before moving there, he lived in an even tinier town - Johnson, Kansas! I love to poke fun at him and his naive, small town ways (with love, of course!) He's a mechanical engineer with a Master's Degree in mechatronics (something I'd never even heard of before we met) and he's one smart cookie. He even has a second "just for fun" Master's Degree in progress He cooks, he cleans, he builds things for our house (entirely new rooms included) and he even trims Pica's nails and brews beer. What more could a girl ask for? If only he weren't hopelessly addicted to all things racing!

Nascar sucks! ;)


The Happy Couple

We loves our ice cream!

We met on Match.com (really!) and had our first date on January 10th, 2004. Keeping our relationship together was tricky because I was living in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Sexy Nerd was attending school in Flint, Michigan (such a dangerous place!) The first time he came back from school, I had my doubts about him, especially as he had invited himself to live in my apartment. Sexy Nerd decided to take a trip up to Colorado to visit his family. While he was away, I continued to think that us being together was a bad idea (I really liked having my apartment all to myself!) As fate would have it, he returned from Colorado with his hands all cut up - he went so that he could use his dad's tools to build me a wire candleholder tree, just like one I'd pointed out in a store. Isn't he just the sweetest guy ever? To this day, we joke that this action was just like when the goofy little boy made the wooden pickle in Bad Santa.

Sexy Nerd's proposal after only a year of dating was a little soon for me - I had a panic attack, hysterically laughing while trying to decide what to tell him. It wasn't anything against him. It's just that, come on, we'd only been together a year. I'd had bad high school relationships that lasted for more than a year! A long engagement later, we got married in Hawaii on our 4 year anniversary. The ceremony was performed by a man in a skirt, Captain Howie from Above Heaven's Gate Weddings, who was high as a kite and talked about "midget leprechauns" in front of all our friends and family. It was wonderful and unlike any other wedding...though I would not recommend Captain Howie under any circumstance!

Oh, and a chicken wandered over unexpectedly during our vows. We named her Chicklet.


What's The Deal With The Lamb?

Growing up, I loved the stuffed lamb that is featured on my blog header. One day, my mom insisted on washing it. Convinced that my lamb would drown and come out of the washing machine completely ruined, I begged my mom to spare my lamb's life. She ignored my pleas and threw it into the wash.

My lamb came out missing an ear!!!

I'm sure that was one of those "oh crap" parenthood moments.

My original plan for this blog was to take a photo of my stuffed lamb in different locations, hence the name LambAround. Easy peasy considering the stuffed lamb is keychain-size and I've traveled all over (Seychelles, Paris, and Australia included). Well, it turns out that is boring! So, I decided to just blog about whatever interests me. Really, what would be the point in writing a blog you don't like?

Why Is There A Pig In The Kitchen?? 

Why not have a pig in the kitchen? Kitchen Pig was purchased at a little shop inside the Coronado Mall in Albuquerque. Although it was love at first sight, I nearly didn't get him because he was more than I wanted to spend. Luckily, Sexy Nerd was able to convince me that $4 probably wasn't going to push us into bankruptcy.


Disclaimer (added by Sexy Nerd): The Kitchen Pig logo is trademarked by Kitchen Pig Brewery.
Seriously.

12 comments :

  1. What a cute story! I am a Bay Area girl myself :) So happy to see that you & Sexy Nerd are a true Match.com success!

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  2. I keep a messy house too, girl! I drive my own sexy nerd crazy with my messy ways. I'm trying to be better :)

    Congrats on the Hawaiian wedding! You two are adorable and I love your story. I'll be around!

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  3. I love your story! It's quirky and unique.

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  4. I met my husband on match.com too! Only we GOT MARRIED on our one year anniversary. No sense in waiting around according to us. The gag reel highlights from our wedding aren't as fun as yours--but the DJ completely screwed up our last name and played the wrong song for our first dance. And we had a dog in the wedding party, and that dog was in a wheelchair. It wasn't even our dog. It was a groomsmen's dog and the dog wouldn't leave his side. Oh and I got a terrible sunburn the day before. Tan lines are the new bridal accessory.

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  5. What a fantastic story about how you and Derek met and courted! Pretty nifty to see that Gretchen, above, also met her love on match.com too!

    BTW, that chicken...definitely a good omen!!!

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  6. I am laughing at this. I met my husband on a dating website. I was a young widow and after 3 years of being alone I finally decided to look for someone. It really can happen on those websites but kinda funny! I can still remember his profile(the pics, really...so cute! and he liked mine because I said I love pizza. He does too! haha. Such a cute story!
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  7. also met my hubby online but don't tell anyone that! cute story and blog!

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  8. I really love your blog. I'm not sure how I got here but was super excited to find that you are in ABQ. I have lived here most all of my life except for the stint in Las Cruces and in Fort Worth. So adorable!

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  9. What a great story! If you meant Bay Area, California then wow! What a coincidence! I'm from San Jose originally and now live in Vegas.

    My husband and I got married after only 6 months together in 2010 (he was 43, I was 18 days shy of 30). We had a blast too but thankfully no chickens. Haha.

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  10. I really love this story. Love the chicklet wedding too.

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  11. Oddly...my eyes just teared up lol cause I'm a weirdy like that. I hope to have a quirky love story like this one day ;)

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