Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Blackberry and photos

I feel like a technological nincompoop. I just spent 20 minutes and three phone calls to activate my new work blackberry. After calling and talking to 2 different customer service representatives, and changing the language to French and asking the CR to fix it, and cursing at the automated customer service I got it activated. Then they tell me to turn it off for 20 minutes. Why? Why do I have turn off my phone? I just activated it!! I want to play with it.

Well here is the new Blackberry. I don't know how to use it. Oh and I haven't had my actual cell phone since Sunday, because I left it at Dave's. And since I have the work phone I haven't felt like I've needed it. I will get it back at some point and return phone calls.

As I was downloading my pictures on to my computer I realize that I have been taking photos!! (I thought I had fallen short of my promise to use my new camera.) I forgot about some lovely shots that I took with my camera. So here's an update:

This man is a Creepy Townie (will go by CT from here on). While he looks innocent enough he's actual a total Creepy Creeperson. Cut to Flashback

Dave, Matt, Rachel, and I enter The Buc. One of Tulsa's finest hole in the wall bars.

Dave and Matt immediately bee line for the bar. Rachel and I are left to look for seats. Little did we know that a local AM station would be at the bar for a remote sports promotion. Therefore, they took our table. We did find seats by a pool table that was not being used.

Rachel and I sit by pool table. Small chit chat taking place.

Me: "This is annoying. Ask the radio station to please move from our table."

Rachel: "I know. I keep giving them evil looks. We'll just continue to stare at their table until they leave."

CT: in low volume voice, "Nice legs."

ME: "Excuse me?" look at Rachel "He wasn't actually talking to us right? Just speaking to the voices in head."

Rachel readjusts her legs

CT: "Your legs are a distraction."

Me: "Seriously?!" look at Rachel and speak in an over emphasized loud volume, "I'll be glad when YOUR HUSBAND comes back from the bar."

CT: not getting the hint, walks past us. "Nice legs."

Rachel: "I always think legs look their best sitting down and in jeans."

Me: "Agreed. The best look for legs are in jeans, sitting down, next to a pool table."

boys come back and radio station leaves and we get our table. Where we proceed to drink the party tab!

Not actual size of the party tab

This is a picture of the empty party tab. This is not the first time we've drank this. Normally we (meaning me) bring a deck of cards and we all play card games. (i.e. Asshole, where we make Rachel - because unfortunately she is really bad at asshole - stand on her chair and yell, "I'm the asshole!") I forgot the cards so we had to socialize like normal people.

The party tab lead to dancing.

Don't her legs look great in jeans?

Other pictures I found:

This is TU tailgating at its finest!

Captain Cane playing beer pong before the last home regular season game.

This is Dave and Dirk celebrating after their big win at beer pong.

This is all I have. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Marathon, Turkey, and such

Breakfast: water - good
Hershey's chocolate bar - bad

Whatever, it's better then my diet Dr. Pepper breakfast I've had the past two weeks (minus Sundays when Dave and I actually eat good breakfast). Speaking of Sundays:

Last Sunday
Go to mass - good
Get stuck for at least 30 minutes in the middle of the Route 66 Marathon - bad

Dave and I tried to go to breakfast after mass and ended up in the middle of the Route 66 Marathon course. Not good. Everywhere we drove we were barricaded in. I actually lost it when we saw the same runners twice. I don’t know how Dave puts up with me. I was cursing and complaining and saying that this is costing me gas. He’s laughing and saying we’re enjoying a nice Sunday drive. I didn’t find it funny and replied nobody takes Sunday drives and all we’re doing is wasting gas and polluting the Earth. *sigh* We made it out alive (obviously) and finally got to a restaurant. Too late for breakfast, so we opted for Chili’s where he could watch the start of the Giants game. He deserved to engulf himself in football for the Sunday drive we had.

For next Thanksgiving I want to host a "Bring a dish you want to try" dinner. I figure it could be about a week before Thanksgiving. All my friends are at the age that we should be cooking (so I hear) and are probably wanting to bring something fantastic to Thanksgiving or *gasp* actually hosting one. So what better way to see if your dish will work then by trying it on your friends? So mark your calendars. Hopefully I will have a house by then and will host the fun event complimented by fun beverages!

Thanksgiving this year is slightly awkward. My family normally gets together with my extended family. But it’s not happening this year. So my mom (not a good cook) wants to have a small Thanksgiving meal. Dave's mom (very good cook) is hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner. Why can't my family just order in pizza, watch football, and wish Dave and me well when we go to a nice dinner?

That reminds me. I'm looking for an easy-t0-do-but-looks-like-I-put-way-too-much-effort recipe. I inherited my mother's cooking ability and feel the need to bring something to Dave's family dinner. Any suggestions are welcomed.

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving! Any one braving the day after Thanksgiving shopping??

Friday, November 9, 2007

New Camera!

Last night I got a new camera and I didn't even have to buy it! Everyone got presents at the work happy hour and lucky me got a camera. Annnddd I found my other camera. The new camera is WAY better! Isn't it pretty!

So here are the pictures with the new camera!

Happy hour with coworkers!

Bailey and Bullock.

The dogs weren't at happy hour. I just wanted to take more pictures.

Thursday, November 8, 2007


1. Big job is on the line report is done. Mailed it last night and they have received it. Big relief! Now we just have to sit and wait until they review in December.

2. I can not find my camera. I'm not happy about this. So I've decided I need a new one. When I get a new I will love it and care for it and use it. I got bad about the other one. But I know with a brand new shiny camera I will want to use it at all times.

3. I am bitter that when I leave work it is dark. Going on daylight savings sucks (or is it coming off? That confuses me. Let me know if you know the answer). So I'm joining my company's gym. That's my stance against the weather changing to cold and it getting dark too damn early.

4. I need to figure out what to do for New Year's. Dave and I always go away for New Year's. I like the San Diego idea presented by Jackie several months ago. (We may not still be invited since it was so long ago). Dave suggested Houston but we did Austin a few years ago and that's basically the same thing. I want something different.

5. Last home football of the year this Saturday. The boys are having a cookout starting at 9:30. I don't believe I'll be joining them. But everyone is welcome to go if they want to tailgate and eat omelets.

6. It's Thursday!! We're going to a company happy hour at McNellie's. I'm excited since this will be a nice celebration for my big report. - The happy hour isn't for me, I'm just turning it into a celebration for me.

7. It is almost Christmas. I have no idea what I am going to get anybody - especially my mother. I don't believe she has used any gifts I've gotten her in the past 15 years. Last year was a great gift with $50 gift certificate to Clary Sage. Has not used. Maybe this year I'll make a donation in her name.

8. The NBC's promo for Universal Green is working on me. I saw the clip how plastics is covering the beaches in Hawaii and sea life is dying by chocking on floating plastic trash. I'm joining the band wagon of recycling and trying to help the planet. I don't know about you, but plastic beaches does not sound appealing.

9. I need to start thinking about my goals for next year. Dave has already done his. He even sent them to me to keep him accountable. He's so cute, the first one was to get married. :)

10. Thursday is so awesome because tomorrow is Friday!!