Tuesday, December 16, 2008


This is a picture of what it looks like outside our house, this was the first day of snow, now it looks even better!


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Meet Buffy...

She is now working on slaying stuffed animals, but we are working up to tennis balls!

The Story:
I went grocery shopping with my mom on Saturday and decided that it would be a great idea to go check out the pet store, so when we got in there they had Chihuahua puppies, (I know what you're thinking: how did they end up with a pug then?) it took a lot of convincing but Ryan said that I could get the Chihuahua and because I am such a nice wife I told him that if he wanted to we could go to Salem and check out what they have there, so we did. We fell in love with her and had to get her. We are still working on Chewie and her becoming the best of friends, but he is not liking the idea of being a big brother, but I know he will warm up to her soon. We will be posting more pictures soon, she is very rambunctious and it is hard to get pictures of her.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Come warm our house with us!

Hey all we are having a house warming party Sunday the 27th at 4:30 pm. We will have hamburgers and hot dogs, if you want any other type of meat bring it! Same goes for drinks, we will most likely just have water and some type of soda like sprite, if you want something else to drink bring it! And of course don't forget to bring yourself (all children welcome). Call for directions, and RSVP by Friday the 25th so we know how much food to provide.

Free for one day only!

Check it out!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Yo-Yo Ma...

It's Ryan back at it... ONE... MORE... TIME! With that introduction, I continue onto the meat of this post. You have heard, or likely read, by now that we are indeed moving. The major date and time being this Sunday, July 13th, starting at about noon. So far, we've got some people on board to help - mostly just with the heavy lifting. The plan is to rent a U-haul to try to get as much done in one trip as possible. Although there will likely be a couple trips for smaller/more-fragile items, hopefully we can get the big stuff moved and set up on Sunday.

Currently we began painting some rooms in our new place (primarily the living rooms) and hope to finish up as much as possible tomorrow night (so if you'd like to help, give Jaimie or I a ring-a-ding-ding). The reason for finishing up so quickly is so that it will hopefully be complete by Friday when the carpets get cleaned pro-style. In between all this is the slow process of packing up things in preparation as well as working.

As for the place itself, let me put it this way: by helping us paint and/or move, you get a sneak peak at it. Otherwise, we'll post some pictures once everything's set up and really looks winkleplecked. Also, it's worth mentioning that our new place will be - wait for it - in North Albany... yeah, I know... but it's a nice place and has some great fields to enjoy. I'm sure we'll adjust to the 20-minute commute quickly enough, but after living so close to everything for a year it'll take some getting use to.

This is just some of the news, but there will be more to share soon, very soon. In closing, I will remind those who don't want to help paint or move can still help party at Brian and I's joint shindig this Friday, July 11th, 8:00 PM at Sexton's Bar and Grill (minus grill).

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I'm Cubed!

Hey all, I started my new job on Monday, I am now part of the member services team at Samaritan. I've been getting trained for the past three days, and I have already attended three meetings, I feel so professional! I have my own cubicle as well, and I get to decorate it, I have yet to do so, but I am allowed to have plants, a fish, really any type of decorations I want. Anyways, it has been an interesting few days, today I was actually able to do some hands on work and use the system and enter in some insurance info, which is so much more interesting than just sitting there listening to someone explain something to you and way better than reading a HUGE binder full of policies and regulations. 85% of my job will be talking to members on the phone and helping them figure out their insurance and what it covers, along with talking to providers to see if a member is covered by them.

On other news, Ryan and I will be moving soon, most likely in the week to follow, so if anyone is up for helping us move, we'll take all the help we can get. Well I guess that is it since I don't have any cooler news.
-Jaimie :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

An Update

- Ryan and I are done with school and will be graduating on Sunday the 15th 1 pm- 4 hours of fun!
- We get to stay another month in our duplex and wont be homeless, thanks to our awesome landlords
- We are currently still waiting to hear back from jobs that we applied for, it is amazing to me that when you apply online there is somehow no contact number given so that you can check on your application.
-Ryan and I wanna go out to celebrate our graduation with friends Sunday night ( I know it is Father's Day but maybe dad's can come party too), any ideas?
I guess that is all I have for now.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Final Finals Finally over!

Let the fun begin:

Here is how YouTube took me by the heart when it took me by the hand - as well as taking an hour of my life, play-by-play. (note: viewer discretion is advised)

*begin reenactment*

Narrator: "It began on a night, just like any other, with one simple question..."

Me: "YouTube..."
YouTube: "Yes Ryan?"
Me: "What's the best fight scene of all time?"

Me: "I tend to agree, but let me rephrase it: what's the best fight scene EVER?"

Me: "Now you're onto something YouTube."
YouTube: "Really?"
Me: "Yes, point me in the right direction to see more of that little ninja."
YouTube: "You mean that 'little superstar?'"

Me: "Love it, now what would I get if I mixed this and Michael Jackson...?"
YouTube: "Something very 'thrilling.'"

Me: "YouTube, I think I'm falling in love with you."
YouTube: "In exchange for your love, I offer you..."

(Click Here if you dare to view the unrated version)

Narrator: "You unlock this door with a question. Beyond it is another question - a question of sound, a question of sight, a question of mind. You're moving into a website of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the YouTube Zone."

*end reenactment*

Sunday, June 1, 2008

What's up internets, what's up...

Jump on it: After such a busy weekend, I have become quite bored during the time I haven't been busy, a.k.a. now. Once you get used to doing something most of the time, it's hard to just do nothing (not the case when you get used to doing nothing, then it's hard NOT to do something). I decided I would harness my boredom for the sake of our blog, which would be voted most-likely-not-to-post in a yearbook.

First, let me bring you up to date:
- Jaimie gave our 30-day notice and we will be out on the streets* at the end of this month.
- Entering dead week (figuratively speaking) and trying to believe that graduation is about 2 weeks away.
- Jaimie and I are applying and praying for jobs (not necessarily in that order) primarily in Corvallis and surrounding areas since we will be out of ours around mid-June.
- Speaking of June, Jaimie and I will be celebrating a year of her putting up with me on the 22nd!
- If this is June, I'm afraid to see what awaits us in July...
*un(til/less) we find a new place

Now that you've been given the recap, I'm at a loss of words on what to scribble about. Especially since this past weekend was spent with many of our fellow readers (hint: retreating). Since there is still no Jr. Wink, although anonymous will surely say otherwise, I can't offer any updates on that front. I Haven't been to a movie since Indy IV and I made the rounds on reviewing that one. I've been squeezing in the occasional game here and there (finally hitting Hard on Rock band). Lastly and as many are surely aware, the television season in nearing an end (and how about that great Lost finale?) while the sun's breaking out on these 70-degree-and-overcast days. Until next time, let's hope for something new and exciting by the next post (finding a place to move, graduating finally, getting a job, or just doing something exciting) and I'll see you on the other side, preferably with David Gray.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Fashionably Late to the Party...

...but better than never. I thought this might be a good way for me to work myself back into posting again?

Four (and by four I mean two) jobs I've had:
1. Clerk/Cashier
2. Student Administrator

Four movies I've watched more than once (or twice, or thrice, or...):
1. Star Wars
2. The Matrix
3. Serenity
4. L.A. Story

Four places I've lived:
1. Parents
2. Cabin
3. Deuce
4. Here

Four places I've been:
1. Germany
2. Mexico
3. Canada
4. Hawaii

Four TV shows (currently still on the air) I watch:
1. Dollhouse
2. Lost
3. Heroes
4. Rotating shift, let's see if it gets filled next season.

Four people who email me regularly (doesn't include blogging comments):
1. OSU (Advisors, Prof.'s, Group-members, etc.)
2. My boss
3. Jaimie
4. Denny

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Steak, usually New York
2. Tie: Mashed potatoes/rice
3. Cereal
4. Mint Oreo softserve

Four places I would like to visit:
1. Japan
2. U.K.
3. Comic-Con/Macworld/CES (choose one)
4. New Zealand

Four things I'm looking forward to (chronologically) in the coming year:
1. Graduation
2. Anniversary
3. Career
4. Hawaii

Four friends I'm tagging...
1. Phil Kelley
2. Scotty Kelley
3. Peter Kelley
4. Chuck Kelley

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Welcome to the...


I am returning from whence I came to provide you with that link. It is to the trailer to my soon-to-be-favorite show next season (sorry Heroes/Lost). Although there is some good news and some bad news, I'll lay down the bad news first.

The bad news: it's not premiering until January '09.

The good news: it will air right before '24' on Monday nights.

Now the proposition: for every episode of Dollhouse YOU watch, I promise to watch the 24 episode that follows it. Any takers?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Keeping the trend going

Samantha tagged me so I guess I should probably keep it going...
Four Jobs I've had:
1) Working at the Corvallis Manor as a DRA (dining room assistant)
2) Working as a Nanny
3) Pharmacy Technician for Albright and Raw
4) Artist... Sandwich artist that is (TOGOS)

Four movies I've watched more than once:
1) Bridgett Jones Diary, one and two
2) Wayne's World
3) The Notebook
4) Moulin Rouge

Four Places I've Lived:
1) Corvallis, OR
2) With Heather
3) With my parents
4) Now with Ryan :)

Four TV shows I watch:
2) Brothers and Sisters
3) Lost
4) Samantha Who

Four places I've been:
1) Hawaii
2) Florida
3) Washington D.C.
4) Mexico

Four People who email me regularly:
1) OSU Teachers
2) CASA supervisor
3) Ryan
4) Denny

Four of my favorite foods:
1) Rice
2) Shrimp
3) Pasta
4) Apples

Four places I would like to visit:
1) Japan
2) France
3) New York
4) Las Vegas

Four things I'm looking forward to in the coming year:
1) Graduating
2) Starting my career
3) Going to Hawaii with family/Sextons
4) Getting pregnant ( haha I wish)

Four friends I'm tagging:
1) Thomas
2) Denny
3) Brian
4) Casey
(I decided the boys should post more)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Hey everyone just an update that we are still having the movie night this Saturday, text or call ryan or myself to let us know if you'll make it so we know how to accommodate and we can also set a time.
-Jaimie :)

Friday, April 4, 2008

"Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?"

Hey everyone, I was thinking about how the new Indiana Jones movie comes out in 47 days and how long it has been since Ryan or myself has seen the Indiana Jones trilogy, so I think we should have a movie marathon, to prepare ourselves for the new one. I was thinking May 3rd, it is quite a ways away but I thought I would give a lot of advance notice seeing as how school has started and that makes things harder to schedule. Here is a little clip to tide you over till the marathon does happen.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

That's Right...

Faster than Chigurh morphs into Jake, the night now known for its BHB's is fast approaching. This brief post is simply a reminder before it's upon us. Once again, festivities will kick off at 7:00 PM with the ordering of the pizza(s?) followed by the watching of the movie at roughly 8:00ish PMish. Whether it's 5 or 15 men, I hope to see everyone of you non-lady-types here tonight. This night is NOT about gender diversity, but that's not to say that there's no ladies night and the feeling's not right.

Madam Sexton will be the hosting a Girls Night In, so look no further. While they drink wine and eat caviar, we'll enjoy (micro)brews and pizza. If necessary, we can even pop some corn and melt some butter with salt if you're feeling nostalgic of Carmike Cinema's. I think that about covers all the bases, anything further you can call or comment. Otherwise, I'll see you soon... or else.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Hey everyone, Ryan and I were wanting to see if anyone wanted to go see "The Bank Job" tomorrow, Friday the 7th, at 7 pm @ Carmike. It is suppose to be a good movie, so since this is one of the fastest ways for people to hear about things we decided to post it instead of calling people. Let us know if you are coming or just show up! Also if enough people want to go we could all go to dinner too!
P.S. Ladies by husband asks that you let your hubbies know about the guys night next Saturday the 15th at our house and get back to him to let him know who is coming okay bye bye now!
-Mrs. Winklepleck

Monday, March 3, 2008

Cuddle Buddies!

So Ryan and I don't have real kids yet to show off cute pictures of, so these are pictures of our substitute kids.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Looking for a few good men...

...to watch 'No Country for Old Men' on Saturday night, March 15th @ Winklepleck Cinema. That's right, as part of our (Tom, Brian, myself... and you?) ongoing Guyz Nite that has so far watched HD-classics such as 'Hot Fuzz' and 'Sunshine,' and awesomely bad movies such as 'Cobra' and 'Big Trouble in Little China.'

Pretty typical of such events has been pitching in a few bucks (so check under those couch cushions!) for pizza and drinking whatever beer is in our fridge since Jaimie and I don't. If you're like myself, don't worry - there's also fruity drinks and soda. Also a requirement is being a male (no fe's, sorry) and being able to enjoy awesome action and often violent films.

Why this movie you ask? If winning three Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Picture isn't enough, how about a plot outline of "Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande." If that doesn't get your blood pumping or your heart racing, you're already dead.

As for all you lovely ladies, a little bird told me that Mrs. Sexton will be offering refuge that night. Maybe further details will be posted at the Sexton's blogspot in regards to the female fiesta at Casa de Sexton. As for all the young dudes, kick off will begin between 7 or 8 PM beginning with the ritual ordering of the pizza. Contact me if you're coming, or forever wish you had!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

You don't hear me say this often...

... but this video makes me excited to have kids. Now you may continue to leave many rumors and Nike-slogan comments.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

For Samantha...

As per your request, done and done:

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ryan's Rocker...

Gather around readers, for I've got a story to tell. Thanks to the participation by many in the comments (it will reflect on your participation grade for the class), I have something to blog about. That being said, let's get started!


Submitted for the approval of the midnight society, I call this story... "Tale of the 80's." Although I linked to a lot of my favorite things from the 80's in the previous post, I'll throw in a few more that are currently in my mind waiting to break free. To keep order, I will Dave Letterman it and give you a list of 10, but not necessarily those at the top. (Note: due to my age at the time and memories, I'll stick to cartoons and cut it down to 5)

5. Dino Riders, like Transformers, had awesome toys.
4. This was my generations Power Rangers. The only difference? This show rocked and Power Rangers, well, enough said.
3. By the Power of Grayskull, how I loved this show and I still have my Power Sword... somewhere...
2. Who you gonna call? This show was probably second only to the following one. Now, like then, I still don't know why Egon is blonde!?
1. That's right, reminiscing about this show is quite bittersweet for me. The good? Almost everything about them was tubular. The bad? That dam water level on the NES game and losing many of my action figures on a trip to California. (I still hold that they were stolen...)

Overall, I remember the 80's fondly. Due to the broadness of the topic, I hope my focus was alright by the Kik's. Now for the spooky twist ending, I only lived through half the decade!


Next, I was questioned as to how I had the time to create a link for every word? Elementary, my dear Mellens - for love of the game, or in this case, love of the blog. I like you all (my fellow readers) so much so that 60% of the time, I give my all every time. For that reason, I'm going to respond to each comment in excruciating detail. Beat that, The View!


The next question could be opening up a whole new can of worms, and I'm sure more than a fair share of surprises. Even if an end to the Writer's strike is nearing (and possibly over by the Academy Awards) there are many shows I love and some that I loathe. By far my favorite shows are those with witty and well-written dialogue. I also tend to prefer shows with long story-arcs (preferably season-long, not series long). Lastly, I have a soft spot for science fiction and fantasy. That being said, my upmost favorite shows come from the creative mind of Joss Whedon. Of those shows, there's only one I would recommend to the uninitiated, and I'd give it my highest recommendation. The show is 'Firefly,' one of the best selling TV shows on DVD at Amazon.com. It is also the forerunner to the movie 'Serenity.' That being said, here's some of my other favorite shows that I think others might like. I'll refrain from linking to the opening of each like I did with the 80's 'toons.

5. Lost - Sure I'm just finishing Season Two, but this show has only become better. The first season was tough for me to sit through, but the second has been exponentially better. Then again, that's likely due to the first season setting it all up.
4. Alias - Another J.J. Abrams show that I think Lost will surpass the more I watch, but this show had an opposite problem. After starting out strong, it peaked during the second season then started yielding diminishing returns.
3. Friday Night Lights - The movie was good, the first season was great. The second season started out rocky, but that does not discount the expertly written first season. This is also a show where there's something for everyone, or so I feel.
2. Heroes - The first season was a phenomenon, the second season however was a roller coaster of quality. The dialogue isn't its strong suit, but the plot twists and cliffhangers certainly are. Here's to hoping the third season - whenever it comes - ushers in a return to form.
1. Veronica Mars - Besides shows by Whedon, this is my favorite show. Therefore you can understand how happy it makes me that others have experienced the mystery of 'who killed Lilly Kane?' Although each successive season lost steam (due mostly to network demands), even at its weakest it is better than most shows on TV. That being said, Veronica's third season will accompany me when I see you next B-Dorr.

Now I'll offer up a few (non-daytime) shows that I loathe. This list excludes reality shows, most of which rank above all of these (that's a bad thing). These are sure to spark controversy among someone(s), including my wife.

4. Law and Order: SVU - The conversations between characters make this show painful for me, even when there's a good case to be solved.
3. Ugly Betty - Like some of these shows, I don't think I'm in the target demographic. That being said, I still don't like it.
2. Charmed - How did this show stay on the air for 8 seasons?
1. Grey's Anatomy - This medical soap opera seems to have less characters who have not slept with each other than those who have. Judging from ratings though, it appears the viewers are catching on and returning to CSI - I don't blame them.

I'll finish this segment by reminding everyone that one person's junk is another person's treasure. I was just throwing in my couple of copper Lincolns.


Anonymous #1, you're your mom... your mom's my mom... I'll mom you...


Brian s, all of you (the 's' is for plurality right?): Personal hygene, are you trying to tell me something? Checked and marked. Buffet dinners, you find a lot of them at Casino's and they're often a gamble themselves. What it comes down to is 'you win some, you lose some.' When you find a winning one though, it's always a jackpot. Well, at least until it digests - then you feel like you're the slot machine dropping toilet tokens. By the way, how's the line I crossed a sentence ago? Lastly, those are some tough choices of superpowers. Neither of which I feel are that greatly powerful and therefore would not require that great of responsibility. That being said, I'd go with the Ketchup Belly Button. The other power would've caused a considerably painful childhood.


In regards to Amillenial Eschatology, how about the variant premillennial view or postmillennial view? Focusing on Amillenial, it does not believe that the thousand years of fulfillment described in Revelation is literal and that the millennium described does not mean the rule of Christ on earth... I think? Is that enough for you to read on the clock? Assuming it is, I'll respond to your question with a series of questions: have you seen 'Wonderfalls?' If so, how'd you like it? If not, why?


Anonymous #2, I know I answered Brian's questions earlier on, but I hope you've stuck around even past that last one. If so, I commend you and will leave you with this closing statement - so tell all your anonymous friends:
Thank you to everyone who participated! If I ever go too long without posting, now you know what to do. I have a feeling you probably got your fill of my views for a while, and I think I've just written our blog's longest post. That being said, it's been fun and I'll see you next time... in an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Choose your own adventure...

You heard right! Due to our lack of children, traveling, and much else besides school and work - I'm giving you, the reader, the chance to choose what I, Ryan, write about. At moments such as now, I have plenty of time to blog but nothing to blog about. Let me remix that, I have stuff I 'could' blog about, but don't think it would be of interest to most people. Since I see blogs as more public than private - I'm refraining from turning it into "This is my brain. This is my brain on blogs. Any questions?" or even worse, a diary.

There's two ways that this can go down. The first, and most likely scenario, is that no one hits me up with a topic and you don't see a post from me for weeks/months. The second is that topics are suggested and you get my view, full-throttle. Sure I may not be four five women engaging in a roundtable discussion of the mornings hottest topics, but I may be the next best thing. As you no doubt can tell, you really do get to Choose Your own Adventure. And remember, The Power is Yours!

So what are you waiting for? I Double Dare you to suggest a topic in the comments before I run out of childhood references and slime you.


Sunday, January 27, 2008

Did you miss me?

I know I missed you all's. I've noticed some lulls in the land of the blogs, so I've come back to do my part and help. First things first, I should probably catch you up to speed. So what have I, Ryan, been up to recently...

To begin, I feel I should share that I've been playing a lot of 'Jim Roe: The Video Game' as well as seeing his biographical film this past Friday with the men of the Mellen clan. Both of which I enjoyed and will need to take a break from this upcoming week with midterms in full swing.

In addition, thanks to three, coming up on four, Bains - Jaimie and I also saw the movie Zodiac. I won't give away the ending, which I'm sure many of you already know without seeing it, but it was a very well made film. Coming from the director of Se7en, Fight Club, and Paula Abdul's 'Straight Up' music video among others - I would expect no less. Plus, extra credit for having Goose in it.

As mentioned earlier, midterms are this upcoming week. I have two myself, in addition to a large Finance project that was done this past week covering different types of options. Jaimie on the other hand is spending the day on a class assignment that is due tomorrow, thus leaving me to write this audacious post.

In all my praise, I forgot to mention a couple things that I was less than impressed with. First, the 'Turok' demo for Xbox 360 and the PS3, talk about infuriating. Then onto the movie 'Shoot 'em Up' which shows how important a plot is to a movie. Both of which I thought I would like more, and ended up not liking much of either.

As short as this is, I think it about covers everything bouncing around in my head at the moment. I'll be sure to post if I think up more, and will also try to post more often. Otherwise, Jaimie may takeover the blog... wait, what's with the cheering? There's still guys that read these right? Oh well, hate it or love the underdog's on top...

Take us home Fitty and Paula!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A bit about advisors

So I went to my advisor today to make sure I was on track to graduate, and I was helped by an advisor that was not my usual advisor. He proceeded to tell me that the only classes I needed to take spring term was a bacc core and my internship, at this point I was super excited because I thought wow 6 credits, little did he know that I already took 6 credits of the internship this past summer, and that I only have 3 credits left on my internship not 9, so now I am back to taking 12 credits instead of an easy 6. Poo on that advisor, because if I didn't figure out that the advisor had no idea what he was talking about I would be short 6 credits and wouldn't be able to graduate spring term. I have ranted long enough, but seriously advisors really need to learn to communicate!
-Jaimie :)

School's back in..

Hey everyone, it is me Jaimie, amazing right?! TWO posts in a row by lil' 'ol me :) I was reading over everyone else's blogs and decided it was time for the Winklepleck's to post again. School started today, Ryan and I both had a full day of classes. I went to all of mine, and liked all but one, History 102, so I dropped it and decided to take a Health class instead because I thought I would enjoy it more and get a better grade, plus the History professor was crazy! The snow and cold did not make going to class enjoyable especially since I have class straight from 9am to 3pm and there are only 2 hour parking spots close to campus, which means walking a lot, which is usually fun, but it was just too cold today.
I have high hopes for this term so far and I believe Ryan does too, we both are done in the Spring so that is definitely something to look forward to, and something to keep us going and push us to go to classes. I guess that is about all that is on my mind, it is way past my bedtime and I have to work tomorrow, night all!
P.S. I have season 2 of 'Without a Trace' I thought this was important information to a certain someone, you know who you are.