February 14, 2011

Zombie Monday...oh and Valentine's

Ahhh, you caught me being lazy again :) Took a tiny little break yesterday to enjoy everything else going on in life outside of bloggyland. Gasp! Yes, I do have a bit of a life in the real world, although the hubs might beg to differ. 

Actually, I have been pretty busy (well, busy for me in Germany) these last couple of weeks. We've been really successful at filling our time and for once the end of the season hasn't felt too monotonous. (Only 6 more games!)

The language school keeps upping my class schedule. They don't seem to mind that I plan to stop working in about a month's time. And this past week we got to go see some friends' cover band play at a local restaurant/bar and they were awesome! We rocked out to some good ol' American songs and for a moment there, we actually felt like we were at a bar back at home. Weird!

As for our big night out Saturday...back at Christmas, the wonderful hubs got us tickets to see Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco! Believe it or not, they were actually coming to our little town. So strange, but hey, we'll take advantage of it. Once again, those funny little French Canadians charmed our hearts. 

The night was great, and since we usually don't get to do too many normal 'night outs' during the hockey season, it was a fun treat. And isn't he just the smartest, he got away with a Christmas and Valentine's gift in one package. Smart man, haha.

The guys have a whole three days off next week. THREE days, so hard to believe! I'm currently planning a mini get away for the weekend! Gotta take advantage of the breaks when we get them.

Speaking of Valentine's Day, I guess I should take a second to wish you all a very lovely day today. I have to admit, I have never been a huge Valentine's Day gal. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy an excuse to have a nice dinner with the hubs, but the day always seems to be just a bit too much, a bit over the top for my taste. Shouldn't surprise any of my regular readers. Not so much of a romantic...or at all...

Tomorrow I have a special "Valentine's Day Hangover" special for ya'll. The hubs and I never fail to laugh our way through dinners. But Valentine's Day a few years ago was really something to remember. And no, not in a romantic night, that is just not our style. But more so an over-the-top, awesomely-foreign, still-makes-me-laugh-to-this-day kind of night. I have been wanting to share this story for a while now, so I am glad tomorrow I will finally get the chance!

(If you haven't noticed by now, I am using today to catch up on just about everything from this past weekend :)). FTLOB featured a section yesterday that dealt with sponsors for a few sites. TexaGermaNadian was listed up there, but it didn't quite explain my idea behind the sponsorship in as much detail as I would have liked. So today, I will add a new sponsor tab to inform those of you who might be interested.

Real quick rundown: On my currently bare left sidebar, I want to feature sponsors. You can be a sponsor of TexaGermaNadian in one of two ways.

1. I would love to swap my 'sponsorship button' with your 'sponsorship button' (don't worry, you won't catch anything, lol), but I would really like to only do this if we have roughly the same amount of traffic (Sponsorship Page will have all of that information).

2. You can have a sponsor spot on the site until the end of March for $5. This will include your very own, custom designed sponsor button that you will be free to use on any other site or anywhere in the future. So really, not only will your blog get  exposure, but you get  a button out of it too. Not too bad of a deal, if I do say so myself :)

Last but not least, I want to give some very deserved (and long over due) shout outs. In the last few weeks, I have received a couple of awards from various great bloggers. I have been awful about taking the time to re-post that information. So ladies, I really am so honored that ya'll thought of me, and I appologize for the late posting.

The very awesome April (even if she is a St. Louis Cardinal fan, haha, jk) from Party of 5 linked me up to a Stylish Blogger Award. Whoop! Thanks so much April, that really did make my day. 

Also, the wonderful Mary from Food Floozie linked me to a Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. I have seen this one around, and I was really happy to be linked to it. Thanks Mary, once again, you rock.

And last but not least, Sherri, the friendly Canadian over at Mommy's lil Corner hooked me up with the Cherry on Top Award. And I wish I had a cute childhood picture to post with my award. Soon hopefully!

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  1. Awww that was an action packed entertainment filled post! I so wanna watch Cirque De Soleil perform once in my life! I cannot wait for tomorrow's V day Hangover post!!! Happy Valentine's Day to you :)

  2. Lucy is out hopping. Come on by when you get a chance Closer to Lucy!

  3. Haven't seen the Cherry On Top Award yet. But all three are definitely well deserved. Ta!

  4. Loving your blog! Now following from http://babydealsdujour.com/blog
    We track all of the baby daily deals in real-time. Would love for you to sop by and follow back!

  5. @ Apfel - haha, oh you know :) I hope you won't be dissapointed by tomorrow's post then. Hope you are having a great day
    @Lucy - thanks so much for stopping by
    @Mollie - well, hmmmm maybe I should pass that sucker on then!

  6. @ BabyDeals - thanks so much for stopping by. I am headed to your site right now :)

  7. new follower! from makin friends monday, the show looks fun!


  8. New GFC Follower via LGS list. Enjoyed reading your post! Happy Valentines Day & Happy Monday.

  9. @ Ashley - thanks for stopping by, can't wait to get a chance to look at your site!
    @Becky - thanks to you for stopping by too. And Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

  10. it's totally okay to take a break from the internet. I mean, everyone probably should at some point.

    (I hate this holiday too so happy February 14th! May it be as uneventful as February 13th!)

    Glad I got a "Haha" for my silly post today. I feel like I always giggle at yours! :)

  11. I am not big on Valentines Day either, but I got a cookie out of it, so I am happy:-)

    SO jealous you are going/went to cirque de soleil- I have always wanted to go, hope you had fun!


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