SUV anyone...

I was FINALLY able to do it! I bought a new car - not just a car - but an SUV! I was so excited and scared. This was probably one of the biggest purchases I have ever made and you would be proud to know that I did it without my parents.

Once the Neon's air conditioning went out for the fourth time, something had to happen. When we brought it to the dealership to trade in we had to go for a test drive. I totally talked up the Neon and what a great car it had been. Nevermind the fact the AC didn't work, the sunroof was broke, the car had fender bender dents in it and the tires were totally bald...they still traded it. haha. Suckers. I upgraded to a Chevy Equinox! It has black leather seats (heated!), sunroof, black exterior and it just looks sexy! Check it out.

they gave me the keys!


Jeff said I have to watch out for curbs because I have rims now!

My new SUV!

Ridgewood Salsa

Believe it or not, I was actually able to keep plants alive long enough to make salsa! For my birthday, my dad had built me a garden box for my salsa garden. I planted 4 tomato plants, jalepenos, red peppers, green peppers, cilantro, dill, chives, and mint.

I learned a lot from growing my garden. It allowed me to spark up conversations with some of the other women at work who were also growing salsa gardens. Next year I'll be a pro!

veggies from the garden

Jeff - my little helper


workin' my new food processor

Ridgewood Salsa

the final product!

Kathy Griffin. She'll cut a b***h.

HILARIOUS! This woman is the funniest person ever. My sister and I went to see the great Kathy Griffin at the Orpheum in Minneapolis this summer. We don't have too many pictures because we we were not allowed to take photos in the theater.

We started the night out stopping at the parent's house to hang out with the kids. Then one of Bri's friends were recently married and was holding a reception and the Munson Sisters made an appearance.

I should also mention we saw quite a few characters downtown that night - it was Gay Pride week and so it was fitting that Kathy Griffin was in town!

Kathy Griffin being inappropriate

Bri's high school friends

Munson Sisters


Well, it has definitely been awhile since my last up date and much has happened. This summer has been busy and I actually accomplished many of my goals on my list (without even realizing it).

First was learning to make sushi - this was my personal favorite. I am not into all that fancy sushi with raw fish, but who doesn't love a California Roll? Jen was visiting from Seattle and decided to come help teach me. Her former neighbor Sondra came over as well. I don' think I have ever eaten that much food in one night.

Here is the end result of homemade sushi, wontons, fried rice and edamame

The fun stuff found at the Asian Supermarket

Listening to Jen explaining how to roll the sushi

YUM! Wontons! I forgot they were hot right after being fried.

As you can tell, this was not the healthiest meal but it was still delicious.


#33: Keg stand anyone?

This past weekend, Jeff and I had a joint birthday party with all of our friends and some family. We had a lot of beautiful weather, food and fun! We ordered up a keg and thought we would throw the right kind of party!

Now, this may not be a desirable task to most adults, but a keg stand is something everyone should do at least once in their lives. While most college kids have accomplished this during their four years of school (if not multiple times) lets just say that I am behind on the times. Since I am slowly creeping up on the age of 25, I feel that my time has come! My co-worker asked me, "What is a keg stand? Like what do you do?" haha Thanks Lynn Willmert for not making me feel as old!

NOTE to employers and possible future employers: The following pictures are not condoned by Molly Munson nor do they reflect her work abilities.

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#74: my calves hurt....

Although I have never had a need or desire to mow a lawn, I feel it is something that I should at least do once in my life. Some might call this spoiled, some might call it lazy. I call it Dad's therapy. Growing up, every Saturday morning I was awaken to the roaring sounds of my Dad's John Deer riding lawn mower. He would have never allowed me to mow the lawn even if I offered! The fact of the matter is, that was my Dad's way of getting out of the house with three hormonal women. Every weekend you were sure to find him with his mp3 player on, holding a cigar and a Diet Dr. Pepper with one hand and the wheel with the other. What you would think should take an hour to accomplish, took my Dad all afternoon.

Recently when we moved into the house, Jeff was on a business trip for three weeks. He asked if I could mow the lawn while he was gone. My response, "You want me to do what?! I don't know how to do that!" Therefore, Dad came to the rescue and drove to Prior Lake to mow the lawn. Since then, I have been ridiculed for not knowing how to mow the lawn.

I told Jeff about my idea and he said, "Make sure you do it when I have extra gas so I can fix your mistakes." My sister's comment was, "You have to take pictures of this. I'll believe it when I see it." Thanks for the confidence guys and I hope I proved you all wrong! In the words of Kathy Griffin - SUCK IT!

These are NOT ergonomically correct for short people.

How do I go around corners?

Reward: Glass of wine


Tay Tay!

Fine - call me a 13 year old! I don't care. Our tickets were legit and we watched over three hours of the worst dancing, great singing and lots of screaming tweens (including myself). Yes, I was "that girl" who sang every song and started screaming when my favorite one started playing. This was one of the best concerts that I have ever been to!

Jeff had a blast too! Although his "man card" has been revoked by many of his friends, he loved every second of the concert. We ran into some old college friends who also had tickets as well. Here are a few pics of the night!

Most ironic thing about the concert? You can buy beer at the Taylor Swift concert...

"Hey Stephen"

Kelly Pickler



New Addition to the 100 List

I have added a few additional items to my list over the past week. One of which will be completed by THIS FRIDAY! I am pretty pumped about it too!

#80 See Taylor Swift in Concert

Jeff got us tickets to see Taylor Swift at the XCEL Center this Friday night for my birthday! If you know Jeff at all, you know that he loves to torment me and usually makes me wait until my actual birthday to get my presents. It was a complete shock when he actually jumped the gun and told me two weeks in advance. Although he may get ridiculed for attending the 13 year old girly scream fest – I told him to throw on his cowboy hat and tight jeans and enjoy the experience.

Jeff did purchase the tickets from Craigslist so we will find out if the tickets are legit once we get to the concert. As Jeff said, if they are duplicate tickets, we just have to make sure we get there before the other people with the same tickets get there!

Pictures to come!


Let the Games Begin!

Growing up in "Minneapolis" Minnesota, one would think a life would consist of shopping at Mall of America and living the city life - on the contrary. Although I do enjoy a good shopping spree, thanks to my mother for scaring the be-jesous out of me, I never really experienced the "city" life. There were too many gangs shooting people and hooligans making trouble.

My high school days were filled with nights at the bowling alley and friends' houses. College in St. Cloud was just another "suburban" experience. Now in my adult life, once again, I am living the suburban life and have a new found love for it! I enjoy walks through the neighborhood with my puppy and being outside (my family will laugh at that because I was never an outdoorsy person).

I will be turning 25 in a month and realized I am not as exciting as I thought I was! Hence: the 100 list. Follow along with my adventures and see what comes of it!