Monday, December 21, 2009

I might be in love

Sigh. I think it's meant to be.  Thanks to my boss for truly knowing what a girl wants.

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Big FU Gift Goes to:

  • The guy that was offered a raise after only working here 90 days and still asked for more money.
  • The same guy for threatening to quit if doesn't get more money.  You know what?  I didn't make your poor financial decisions, why do I have to get you out of it?  You knew how much you'd be making when you took the job.  That wasn't a secret!
  • The ungrateful student who tore up his award right in front of the President because he didn't think it "was good enough." FU you little sh*t head.
  • The insurance company for raising my premiums $50 a month (which makes it over $200/month) and then offering a 2% discount for not smoking.  Gee thanks.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Blog Award - Honest Scrap

Here are the Rules:

  1. Must thank the person who gave you the award and list their blog and link it.  Thank you Andrea at The Snorthing Gigglesaurus!  I've known Andrea pretty much the majority of my life and am amazed at how she's grown into a beautiful mature woman and mommy!
  2. Share "10 Honest things" about yourself.
  3. Present this award to 7 others whose blogs you find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged you.
  4. Tell those 7 people they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving the award.
So here goes:
  1. I have no idea what I want from Christmas. I know I spent a whole post complaining about what to get people and how I'm out of ideas. I believe my stumped gift giving stems from the fact I have no clue what I want. I think it's because, wait for it...I'm satisfied; which is a very bizarre feeling for me. (At least in regards to material things) Weird.
  2. I ordered all my gifts online this year. I've received two so far. I'M FREAKING OUT!! Please UPS deliver the gifts so I don't have to go to the dreaded mall.
  3. The general public annoys the piss out of me. I try to avoid places like movie theaters on opening night, malls during the holiday season, etc. However, I love concerts and the people do not bother me. Maybe because we're all singing?
  4. I'm allergic to the cold. I break out in hives and get all itchy. I typically hate cold weather. Yet, I've been "running" in freezing temperatures. 
  5. My outfit to run in freezing temperatures consists of: two pair of socks, long johns, running pants, tank top, long john top, short sleeve shirt, long sleeve shirt, short sleeve shirt (yes, twice), two pairs of gloves, ear warmers, and knitted hat. I may or may not look similar to this.
  6. This is the first Christmas that I will not be spending with my family. Typically I see my parents at some point and this year it just wasn't possible to see both families on Christmas. So my family is getting together on Sunday. It’s just not the same.
  7. I have been at work before 7:00am twice this week. That deserves some kind of award right?
  8. Growing up I always opened my stocking gifts first.  Dave always did his last.  We argue every year which way to do it and have always stuck with our own traditions so far.
  9. I'm really looking forward to a few days off and getting out of town.  However, I really want a big trip.  One that requires a passport and 7 days off. 
  10. I'm going to break rules 3 & 4 and let those that want to join the fun do it.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Top 6 Company Christmas Party No-No's

So I went in with a group gift and we're getting our boss a Kindle. It became a reasonable gift and I think she'll really like it. The mom and in law gifts are still to be determined. But you've given me some great ideas that I'm going to see if they'll work for my family.

We had our Company Christmas Party on Saturday. It was fun, but there were some things that probably shouldn't happen in front of your boss:

  1. When the dance floor is practically empty, it’s not appropriate to run up behind someone and hump them.
  2. Passing out on the table.
  3. Giving a lap dance to your significant other.
  4. Getting so drunk that you fall down, puke, and twist your knee.
  5. So drunk that you hurt your knee and have to be carted off in a wheel chair.
  6. Starting a fight in the elevator with the CEO.

Ahh the holidays, they're magical right? Thankfully, I was only the victim of #1.

I received a blog award that I promise I'll post. Soon.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gift Ideas??

What do you get your boss who has everything? One year I got her a photo book of Oklahoma signed by the author. Another year I got her Oklahoma wine. Any ideas?

What do you get a mother who's not going to like anything you get her, but refuses to give you clues for something she might actually like? I'm thinking about giving a best buy gift card. I know its impersonal, but she's not giving me anything to go on!

Also, we're doing stocking stuffers for the hubs family. WTH! Three men and two women and a 3 year old. We already got the three year old a gift, but guess what? Same gift bought by the grandma.

Shouldn't Christmas be about the holidays? Family time? Not expressing your love through gifts? Ideas for gifts welcome.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I feel like a bad ass

As always, in no particular order:
  1. I pull my welders, also known as 3rd grade little girls, into my office and told them that I expected them to communicate to each other, work together, and get over this squabble. If they didn't feel they could do this then some adjustments to the team were going to be made. They're now working together and talking.
  2. I got my hair done! I love hair did days. It always puts a little pep in my step.
  3. I did my own banner. Did you see it? You probably can't miss it since its a picture of a flame. It's not special or cool like most of yours, but its better than nothing right?
  4. My company Christmas party is tomorrow. I'm trying to decide if I want to wear the same dress I wore last year or get a new dress. I'm leaning towards new dress that I could also wear out for New Year's Eve.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Welders = 3rd Graders

I honest to God have two welding instructors who will not speak to each other. They are being like two little girls in a fight. They gossip behind each others back and literally refuse to say anything to other.

Actual email sent from employee:
Blaze, I just wanted you to know that the shop looked awesome. :) it was super clean and my students and I greatly appreciate it ,since the other welder acting like a little girl and I are not talking I was wondering if you could pass a thank you on.

Thanks !
Welder who won't talk to coworker therefore is acting like a 3rd grader

Seriously? This is management?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

In lieu of Christmas Cards

We adopted an Angel from the Salvation Army Angel Tree. There were so many pieces of papers representing kids and families wanting to have a Christmas. It was heart wrenching. I just looked at the table and grabbed the first one. This was my first year and I wasn't sure what to do. It was so easy, you pick your angel, they give you a bag, then you return the bag with the present(s) and the paper and it goes to the family.

After I picked out Stephanie, the 20 month little girl, I went shopping. I may have gone a touch over board. She likes Dora the Explorer, so I got her a cute little Dora shirt, Dora fleece blanket, Dora talking backpack play kit, and a Dora doll. I also picked up clothes and shoes. Not having any kids, the picking out clothes part was a bit of a challenge. Is 24 months the same at 2T? It should be. Makes sense right? Because the Target clothes are more 2T than 24 months and I hope this 20 month little girl can wear them for awhile.

My parents always came through for Christmas. Every year they made sure it was big deal and these are some of my happiest memories; being excited for Santa and waking up the parents so they could see what Santa brought me. Anyways, if you're able, I encourage everyone to adopt an Angel. The program ends this Saturday.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Accreditation Visit

It went great. We kicked ass and took names. I'm flying high right now. In preparation for this visit I felt like I was back in college. On Tuesday night I was up until 1am working on it and then Wednesday night until 3am. It was ridiculous. So far my accreditation visits have been perfect with no violations.

This visit was different since I had to deal with one man who didn't think he should talk to me since I didn't have a penis. Seriously, he would barely speak to me even when I asked him a direct question. Either I charmed him or he decided I wasn't so incompetent that I could read and that I did know what was going on at the school. Surprisingly, he warmed up to me, realized I am capable of understanding policies (regardless if they're automotive related or not).

I'm tired, but I think I'm going to celebrate with an adult beverage.

Monday, November 30, 2009

"The Greatest Barrier to Success is the Fear of Failure"

-Sven Goran Eriksson

I hate the fear of failing. The anxiety of whether or not you’re good enough for something; its heart wrenching. Granted, while I don’t like it, I’ve never died from failing. Embarrassing? Yes. But, I can look back at all my failures and see exactly what I could have done better.

My earliest failures have to do with cheerleading. For those that don't know, I cheered for 10 years. I failed several times at cheerleading. I almost didn't became a cheerleader. I originally tried out my 7th grade year. All you had to do was go out in front of judges by yourself and do the cheer. I cried and said I didn't want to do it. Eventually, I was talked into it and pushed out in front of the judges. I cried myself through the cheer. I bolted out the door the moment I was done. I repeated this event my 9th grade year when trying out for the JV squad in high school. Our tryouts were open to the public and anyone could watch. I, of course, drew number one. I did it and survived and even made the squad, but not without the tears.

My senior year I lost the votes for cheer captain. That one was a blow to the ego. I had assumed I would be the natural leader. I cried and eventually quit the squad to focus solely on my all-star squad. It was immature and unsupportive. I wasn't a good leader since I assumed it was my role and expected others to follow. It took several years to see that I wasn’t chosen because of my assumption. My last semester of high school I was invited and tried out to be on cheer staff for a cheerleading organization. I didn't make staff. It probably had something to do with the fact that I had no idea what to expect and I was a nervous wreck. I dressed like I was going to practice, I barely talked during the interview, and displayed little confidence.

Also, in high school I ran for Vice-President of Student Council and lost. That stung, but looking back I was the underdog the whole time. I was just too blind and confident to notice. Again, the leadership qualities come back. I didn't know what it was that made someone a leader.

College brought on a whole other round of failures. Realizing that my brain is not as smart as classmates. Having to retake chemistry not twice, but three times. Getting fired from a job because I felt I was smarter than the boss. (Smarter? Maybe. Power over the boss? Definitely not.) Learning you truly get out what you put into, therefore if you put nothing in you get nothing in return. While some of these lessons only took once to learn, others like Chemistry took a couple more attempts.

I’m not sure what prompted a blog about my failures. Maybe the fact that I have an accreditation visit I feel that I’m under prepared for. Maybe because I’m itching for something new but scared I’ll fail. Maybe to reflect back and realize that learning from these only made me stronger.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blogging when I should be working

I have so much to do. And I decided to take tomorrow off to prepare for Thanksgiving by cleaning my house and making whatever I can make ahead of time. Turns out I'm only going to have my parents over and I'm really excited about it. We don't see them often enough, even though they live just a few miles us.

Did I tell you I have so much to do? I was motivated until the project I picked to do turned out to already be done. (I'm so efficient I forgot that I did work.) Then my motivation went to crap and I'm thinking about other stuff, like what wine I want to stock my wine cooler with. Or how I could use tomorrow to find another pair of cute shoes that I'm sure I'm going to need in the very near future. Or find a purse since I haven't purchased a purse in what feels like a decade.

Alas, I have deadlines that should be able to wait till after the holidays, but my dumbass decided to book an accreditation visit for the WEEK AFTER THANKSGIVING! I suck and need an assistant who plans better than this crap.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Public Speaking

Saturday was graduation for my school. It was the first one in which we actually had graduates; combine all three schools into one graduation. Typically, we have a student speaker from each college. Well, none of my students wanted to speak. None. So guess who got to step up and speak in front of 1,100 people? This girl. It was scary. I was intimidated. But it went great. People, laughed at the right spots, I didn't speak too fast, and it was over before I knew it. Whew.

Oh and my mom dropped a bombshell on me last night. The hubs and I may or may not be hosting my side of the family for Thanksgiving. How do I prepare for that?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


  • I'm enrolled for graduate courses. It's been 7 years since I've been in school and I'm 100% sure I'm dumber for being in the real world. I hope I can hang with scholars again.
  • The Internet has diagnosed me with Seasonal Affective Disorder.
  • I got to use my power of authority today by denying a student readmission into school. Take that asswipe for blatantly not likely me for being a women in an authoritative position.
  • I bought a sweater dress and love it!! It's fuchsia, my favorite color word.
  • Sarah Palin is doing interviews again. Why? She's obviously had better coaching, but I don't understand the motives? I can't stand to watch the interviews so I haven't done enough research to figure out why she's back in the spot light.

Monday, November 16, 2009

WARNING: This is a Cranky Post

I'm not sure why I'm in a foul mood. Maybe because it went from a lovely 70 degrees to a cloudy and ugly 42 degrees. Maybe because I'm playing receptionist, even though I'm the f'ing Campus Director (never too important for any job right?) since the receptionist felt ill with a sore throat and what not. Maybe because my other coworkers are being imbeciles and are out to just piss me off. Whatever.

I had a great weekend in St. Louis. Maybe that's why I'm cranky? Since I spent all day driving back to T-town in the rain. Regardless, the weekend was great. The wedding was everything the bride wanted it to be. And even better, it was the last one of the year!!

It was a catholic ceremony and during the homily the Priest discussed a passage in Tobit about Sara and Tobias. It was Sara's 7th marriage because all of her previous husbands were killed by demons on the wedding night. So the Priest talks about other demons that can kill the marriage, like demon of laziness, demon of busyness, and demon of CONTRACEPTION. I swear he yelled it. He then went off about how contraception puts material walls between the marriages. It was just a touch over the top for a wedding ceremony.

I think today I just don't like people. Do you ever get that way? I feel like this is an only child syndrome. Growing up I spent a lot of time by myself. I was able to decompress and be alone without someone asking me my every thought. I don't think I was able to do that this weekend and therefore, everyone is pissing me off. This is one of the hardest parts about marriage for me. There are just times I need to be alone and he really doesn't get it. He takes it personally and tries even harder to spend time with me, i.e. actually laying on me. Then I get pissed off that he's laying on me and not leaving me alone. Sigh. Hopefully this mood will pass quickly.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wishful Wednesday/Bedroom Reveal

'I wish' .... I never had to vacuum/sweep again!

We have two pups and while I love them dearly, they shed like its nobodies business. That and my shedding, there's a lot of vacuuming and sweeping going on in our household. I can seriously vacuum/sweep and the next day it looks like I didn't even touch the floors. Clumps of dog hair piled together in corners, white hair covering the rugs. Its frustrating and I need a roomba!

To check out other Wishful Wednesday posts or to link your post go to Kelsey's blog.

Here is my the semi-reveal to the bedroom. Its not done, but if I wait to post pics till its done no one will ever see the room.
Remember the before?
Now the After!! I even made the headboard myself. Super easy project.

Now I just need night stands, a fan, and other decorative items...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Blog Award

Thank you Joy at emotionaldiva.

The rules for this one are simple; just share five things you are obsessed with, and then pass the award on to five of the most fabulous blogs you read!

  1. Decorating my bedroom. It's been painted and its VERY blue. I hung curtains and I'm working on the head. Will post pics hopefully later this week.
  2. My iPhone. This piece of technology amazes and entertains me daily.
  3. Fantasy Football. I was doing so well and now all my players are hurt.
  4. Reality TV - especially Biggest Loser, RR/WR The Ruins, The FoodNetwork Challenges
  5. Not eating pizza. Dave and I eat pizza probably 3 times a week with the ready made dough that you just have to top and put in the oven for 7 minutes. Its quick and easy and we eat it way too often. So far, we've gone one full week without any pizza.

Five Fabulous Bloggers

  1. I love Guiness - when she blogs!
  2. Joyfully Gray - who isn't more fabulous then Lucia?
  3. A Little of What you Fancy Does you Good - did you see the great cake for CJ? That's deserves an award of its own!
  4. Adventures in Mommyhood - because Parker got his dancing skills from his mama
  5. Miss Priss Does a Blog - have you seen Sir Henry - too cute!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Designers - Tim Gunn

I heart Tim.

I need help. So I'm calling all my creative home decorators. I want to decorate my master bedroom. We've lived here over a year and it looks like we just moved in. As you can see I can't seem to decide on a color scheme. Anyone have some fabulous ideas they would like to share? I like the bedspread, but I can persuaded to do something else. It's a small room, 14' x 16'? I like clean lines and a casual feel. I don't the hubby would take too kindly to floral or girly colors.

Here's two other bedrooms that I like.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The extra hour did not provide me with more time

This week has been crazy! I thought I would be all on top of my game with the extra hour and it has totally threw me off. I stay up way too late and its hard to get up the next day. On Sunday I became overly productive with laundry and cleaning the neglected house. Monday I decided not only did we need groceries, but I needed to cook dinner and something for the next night. I never do that!

Halloween was so much fun! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I have more to blog about but I'll have to do it at another time. So I'll leave you with you with this.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday's Random Events in Bulletpoint

  • I had one my employees tell me that his goal was to have my job.
  • I have a Halloween costume!! If my camera is working I promise to post pics.
  • It was discovered that two school owned property items were vandalized. I'm pissed off!
  • I've already had one St@rbucks apple cider and I'm trying really hard to convince myself that two in one day is excessive.
  • I've applied to a Master's program. I'm a bit freaked out, but much more excited. If everything goes according to plan then I'll start classes in January!
  • OMG I have to fill out the FAFSA again!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What to be for Halloween?

Ever have one of those weekends that are just amazing but not for any particular reason? It was just a great weekend. That was mine.

A great friend got married on Saturday. She'll amazing beautiful and in love and I'm so excited for her! I took few pictures so I'll try to grab some off of facebook once their posted. The bridesmaids made these super cute t-shirts that we wore to the after party. Several of us went to Oktoberfest before hand and kept getting ask where the bachelorette party was. Their faces were so disappointed when we told them it was wedding. However having a bachelorette party could be the best or worst idea ever.

Sunday was super chill. However, I discovered St@rbucks hot apple cider. I know I'm behind the times; I just didn't realize what I was missing. Seriously, its heaven in my mouth and I don't know how I survived without it.

Halloween this weekend...what to be, what to be?? I was this 2 years ago and let's be honest, that's a bit hard to top...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wishful Wednesday

'I wish"...I was going on vacation tomorrow, and I would want to go to St. Lucia, Europe, or Australia.

St. Lucia because I'm owed a trip. Here's why.

Europe because I can't just pick one country I want to see.

Australia because Aussies are so sexy and the land is beautiful and I really really want to go.

Now I really want a vacation. A vacation that requires a passport. Hmm...I think I'm going to go do some vacation research.

Monday, October 19, 2009

I Planned...

On deep cleaning the house. Especially since two weekends in a row we went out of town and I didn't have anything special planned this weekend. Instead, I had a date with my husband Friday night. Got to catch up with Jackie on a lunch date Saturday. Went to ITR Saturday with the hubs, Rachel, Matt, and Kelly. It was an impromptu get together to wait for Matt's parents to come into town around 10pm and to celebrate Kelly's last Saturday as a Single Lady (please tell me you started singing the song). Dave actually said "I really like ITR. We should go there once a month." My mouth hit the floor. This coming from the guy who hates sushi. We'll see if he keeps his word. Sunday was spent watching football and being forced to root for the Giants (boo!). My husband and I were matched up this weekend in fantasy football and I had both Eli Manning and Drew Brees as quarterbacks. Unfortunately, I went against my better judgment and instinct and played Manning. I kept telling myself its good for the marriage because if I was dancing around while the Giants were receiving their first lost of the season he wouldn't have been talking to me today.

The sun is out in T-town and it's supposed to be above 70! Have a great Monday.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wishful Wednesday

"I wish"... I had one particular talent, and it would be a photographic memory!

Seriously, I'm so jealous of people who can perfectly recall items, quotes, sentences, what they did last night without hesitation. I feel like I'm always riffling through my mind files just trying to find the right one which was probably mislabeled leading me in another direction entirely and by that time I've forgotten what I was even looking for. It's pathetic and I wish I had a better memory.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Drinking for Charity

Crawl for Cancer in KC is huge! It was fun and it started at 1pm. We hit 5 different bars and went to an after party where all the teams met up. My team was a lot of fun and I must say we did very well during our flip cup challenges.

It was freezing in KC. So I wore my Atlanta sweatshirt and was called Hotlanta all night. Even by strangers. They would just walk up, "hey Hotlanta."

If you want a fun way to support cancer research, I highly suggest this.
First bar. We've gotta pace ourselves.

This is on our way to the second bar. Buff (bottom) did demand that this guy sit on his lap. It made for a funny bus ride and loads of jokes for the rest of the evening.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wedding Advice from the Non-Expert

For the Mother-in-Laws:
  • Grabbing guests and demanding that they stand during the first dance is not appropriate. If you want something to happen, kindly request it, most guests will gladly oblige.
  • Telling the guests they are not important is not nice. We get it; we're not the bride or the groom, but we are here to support them and they thought we were important enough to be invited.
  • Telling the bride to cut her pictures short so the cocktail hour can be cut short is not ok. Believe it or not, the pictures are quite important since they'll represent the memories that are being created that day.

For the Mother of the Brides:

  • Telling the guests to go ahead and eat without the bride and groom arriving makes for a very awkward situation when you're the guest in line at the buffet as the couple makes their first entrance as Mr. and Mrs.
  • It is indeed the bride's day. The couple's day. That's why this whole get together is happening. Everyone that day wants to make her and him happy. Don't tell the bride on her wedding day that its not her day.

For the Aunts:

  • It's never appropriate to yell at a guest or bridesmaid. If it doesn't envolve the bride being on fire you don't need to yell.

For the Guests:

  • Never, never ask the bride to find you a ride home. You may be drunk, but she doesn't need to be worrying about your drunkass.
  • If you wear a lace top without a bra everyone will see your nipples. Therefore, you will be nicknamed Nipples all night. Cover them up please.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Krativ Blogger Award

This award came from Jax at The Roaring Twenties. We're friends in real life and I love the fact that she blogs almost daily. If you haven't read her blog, check it out. Thanks Jax for the nomination. And since it came with an award I figured I better do it! Here are the rules:
  • Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
  • Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
  • Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
  • Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
  • Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
  • Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
  • Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they've been nominated.

Here we go!

  1. I love marathons. Love them! TV shows, books, whatever. This is probably the reason why I watch so many reality shows; most networks replay the shows as a marathon and then I get hooked. If I start it I have to finish it. It becomes an obsession. About a month ago I discovered Janet Evanovich's the Stephanie Plum novels. There's 15 of them and I finished them in about a week and half.
  2. I like going to the dentist. That feeling of having your teeth newly cleaned is one of my favorite things.
  3. If you know me in real life, you know that I hate bugs. I'm scared of them. Especially flying or jumping ones. I swear they're out to attack me.
  4. I've joined a fantasy football team. Dave is definitely helping me, but so far I'm doing pretty good and its fun!
  5. I hate handling things over phone. It seriously frustrates the hell out of me. I think I speak better in person and make my point more clearly when I do it face to face rather than on the phone.
  6. I love old shows like I Dream of Jeannie and I love Lucy.
  7. I kill all house plants. Including a bamboo plant. Granted it took me 5 years to officially kill, but I finally did.

Now my nominees!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Has somehow made it up to my second story window and won't stop staring at me. Seriously, it's been two days. I'm starting to think he's a spy for my boss to see if I'm really working...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Random thoughts

Bootcamp plug: Come out to bootcamp! It's Monday and Wednesday at 6pm and Saturday at 10am at Zink Park at 31st and Trenton. It's $10/session. Most of us are out of shape and complain throughout the workout. We have all sizes. If you want a great workout come out and join us!

Work is crazy busy which is why I haven't had a chance to blog. One cool thing that's going on right now is we're showcasing one of Darryl Starbird's custom car. Its a '51 Mercury that he did custom fabrication on. It's pretty sweet, even if you're not into cars. Here's a pic and that's Darryl Starbird himself. If you don't know who Darryl Starbird is, he's famous for making custom cars. He has a muesum at Grand Lake.

The Britney concert was amazing! If you get an opportunity to go, go. Seriously, she knows how to put on a show. My camera did not take good pics so I'm not even going to post them. The lights really messed with my camera and I couldn't find a good setting. We did see several tranny's. One had on a nice ring leader out fit that cut off at the midriff and was all sequins. It was awesome.

Kelly's shower is this weekend!! I'm excited. I'm hosting so hopefully, things go smoothly. We're going shopping for food and stuff tonight. And between now and 8pm tomorrow I need to clean my house.

I'm running the fun run at the Race for the Cure on Saturday morning. Let's hope I don't die. We did a little bit of running during bootcamp and I my sides started cramping after 5 steps. So, dying really is a possibility. But if Matt can do a 10 min mile drunk, I think I can survive a fun run.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bootcamp Booty

This was a great weekend. TU football and we were victorious over New Mexico University.

My weekend began with a few of my friends and hubby deciding to do a bootcamp. I was forced to participate because my husband is heading it up and it would look like I wasn't supporting him sitting at home on the couch while he was working out my friends. So for the first time in about a year I got dressed and worked out. I'm in so much pain its not even funny. We worked out with probably 8 other people and I think they were expecting more out of me then what I could give. Apparently being the wife of trainer implies that I too enjoy working out. Which is the opposite. There was another wife of a trainer there and she definitely gave me a bad name since she was all in shape and acted like the workouts were doing were not a big deal. The whole time I thought I was going to throw-up or die. Though neither happened.

So after bootcamp and laying on the couch for a few hours I went to the TU watch party. It was fun. Very crowded, but it was exciting to be around genuine TU fans. I was with the group that was the last to leave. We looked up and everyone was gone, including the wait staff. The security guard came over and said they wanted to lock up. We were like, "oh ok, we're not sure how we missed everyone leaving." Eh, it happens right?

Sunday was a lazy day. Mainly because I couldn't move due to bootcamp. I'm still in pain and some how I'm supposed to show back up and do more workouts. We'll see. I may not want to be in too much pain for the Britney Concert which is tomorrow!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Labor Day Weekend in Bullet Point Form

  • Drinking with 5 hour energy drink will cause you to stay up way too late, i.e. 4am.
  • I'm too old to remember the rules to asshole.
  • I'm not too old to find asshole funny.
  • Drinking Project Runway is hilarious. We used the words design, style, bitches, and Ra'mon's interviews.
  • It takes me days to recover from binge drinking.
  • I'm in love with the Biscuit Acres, the dog park. I feel like I'm doing something with the dogs only I'm not the one running around and wearing myself out. It's amazing.
  • Watching Glee, the new Fox show, is hilarious. Either because it really is that funny or because I was still hyper from the 5 hour energy drink.
  • I did not have a hangover from the binge drinking which I believe is due to the 5 hour energy drink and it's million percent serving size of vitamin B.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Do you follow it?

Do you ever give someone advise and when the exact same situation arises you do not follow it? Say when your husband has a mysterious rash appear on his arm that spreads to his chest and you tell him over and over again to see a dermatologist. Especially when he keeps saying how it’s spreading and you tell him you're grossed out and won't touch him and his feelings get hurt because he can't understand why. And then you wake up one day with the tiniest of a bump, but it itches and it doesn't appear to be spreading so you assume it’s a bug bite. And then the back of your legs start itching and again you assume its bug bites only when you look at the area it appears to be something resembling a rash? You can rationalize that you don't need to see a dermatologist because unlike your husband, you took years of chemistry and biology even though its been almost six years ago and you watch Grey's Anatomy as well as Plastic Surgery Before and After and clearly you're closer to understanding the dynamics of your skin then your husband who only holds a Business degree and hates any surgery shows. And you go and buy the generic cortisone cream and you impress yourself because it actually cures the mystery rash. You would be totally justified in not following your own advise.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ahh Wednesday

Do you ever have one of those mornings where you stop and think this isn't working, I need to regroup or go drink? Typically I would like to regroup with a nice beer or a drink with a high level of vodka, but that's not appropriate today. So instead I'm going to QT and getting pretzels and Diet DP. I consider both items staples for breakfast.

Because curious minds want to know why my morning is falling into the disaster category:
  • Receptionist out sick again today so I get to play her role along with running the school.
  • Female student claims a male student is sexually harassing her.
  • Expel male student for sexual harassment.
  • Students in an uproar because they found out they must pay off their school account in order to receive their graduation items.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Arizona Trip

The hubs and I had a great weekend. We went to Glendale, AZ for his brother's MBA graduation. His school is really cool. It only offers graduate programs and they recruit internationally. They had a student representative from each of the countries present to briefly speak about their country. I was trying to convince Dave for us to go back to school. Don't you wish you could relive some of your college experiences? And here's a schools that offers that with people going for their MBA and they have an on campus bar. Seriously, I'm thinking this could be my next move.

Arizona is hot. And they say its not that bad because its a dry heat, but that doesn't take away from the fact that its hot! We flew in at dusk and it was 108. I don't care where you live or who you are, you're going to think that's hot!

One of my favorite things about flying into a new city is that I'm no longer responsible for driving. Nobody expects you to know your way around, they make the plans for you, and you can go drink without wondering who's driving the responsibility bus. I love it!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cear Millan and the 8 minute Mile

I have decided that when I win the lottery I'm going to hire a photographer to follow me around and take party pics. I never have my camera when the opportunity arises that I MUST have a camera. Case in point: Friday Night.

My work week was from hell. And when Friday rolled around and I didn't get out of work until after 5 I was ready to unwind. So I crashed Matt and Rachel's date at ITR. I had a beer and crab dip and then we decided to drink back at their place. I showed Matt how to hook up his Wii to the Internet (you're welcome Rachel) and Matt and I played Mario Kart through Nintendo World on a Friday night. Yes we're that cool. Dave showed up by this point and we decided to play a drinking game. This of course lead to Drinking Cesar Millan. Which by the way will get you f-ed. Try the words dog, Cesar, pack, dominate, ssstttt, and rehabilitate. I finished three beers during one show and we watched two shows.

So after Cesar we discussed the bet that Rachel and Matt have going. I'm not going into details but if Matt runs and finishes a 5K race he gets a well deserved month long reward. This bet has been in place for about 6 months and he has yet to attempt to achieve it. So that night Matt some how got it in his head that he could make the same bet, only if he ran an 8 minute mile that night. So Dave and I cheered this idea on. Matt got dressed, I cursed at myself for not having a camera and we loaded into the car. This is where Rachel smacks her head as she's getting into the car and knocks herself out for a few seconds. She laid herself out in the yard. I don't think she was seriously hurt, because when she got up she still wanted to see Matt run his 8 minute. Matt ran his mile in 10 min 5 sec. I was 1) impressed he actually did it and 2) surprised he didn't throw up on himself.

Friday night wore me out so I didn't do anything on Sat and Sun.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful for:

  • That I haven't killed myself this week. It's been tempting since work has been hell with Monday's shenanigans and an employee quitting without notice on Wednesday, and the students being their super fun grumpy selves.
  • Nala, who decided to jump the fence and tear her dewclaw. It only cost me $230 to get it clipped. Because of this the vet tech informed me of the no jump harness. It looks like a torture device, but its suppose to keep them from fully extending their legs, thus not allowing them to jump as high. I'm pretty tempted to order one and see if it'll work. It's cheaper than the static mat, so that's a plus. Knowing Nala, she'll still make it over the fence.
  • My husband. We had a conversation last night about what the most annoying thing is about each other and whether or not we thought we could live the rest of our lives with this. Of course this conversation lead to our favorite sports team before either of us good divulge the most annoying thing.
  • Hyperlinks.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Keith Urban & Hula Hoops

I had an awesome weekend. I wish my Monday had been mundane so that I would've posted about my fabulous weekend rather than the craptastic Monday. So in light that's Tuesday and it didn't suck I'm posting about my weekend.

Friday: Kelly surprised me with tickets to the Sugarland/Keith Urban concert. Her fiance bailed and I was glad to step in as her date. It was a blast. We danced and sang and drank and ohh'd and ahh'd at hunky Keith. We had awesome seats too!

When I got home from the concert I woke up my husband who fell asleep right after I left. My living had been trashed. I seriously thought we got robbed while he was sleeping. But after the initial shock that we didn't actually get robbed, we realized that the dogs decided they wanted to haul everything out of a Goodwill bag and chew it up. They also chewed up my UTI medicine. They left a nice yellow stain on the carpet and both dogs have yellow stains on their fur. I was tipsy enough to not care and I think hubby cleaned up the mess.

Saturday: Hubby and I cleaned house. We did laundry AND put it away. We've gotten into the habit of doing the laundry and not folding it and then somehow it ends up back on the bedroom floor and we couldn't tell if had been worn or not and then we just assumed it was all dirty because it had been sitting on the floor.

That night we went out with Rachel and Matt with their Arkansas friends. I was crabby because the hubby woke me up from my nap and talked me into going out. I'm glad he did. Because if I would've stayed home I would not have seen people hula hooping in front of me at dive bar. That was entertaining, annoying, and funny all rolled into one. It was past one when this started and it only got annoying when one girl did it and kept bragging about her hula hooping skills while saying she's never hula hooped before. I called BS and grabbed the hula hoop and made the little not-yet-twenty-one-year-old stop hula hooping so she would move along and try other attempts at flirting with some douche bag. She gave me an annoyed look and I shrugged and told her that only the first minute was free.

Sunday: I slept, read, and watched my hubby play NCAA '10.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Good morning Monday, let me introduce you to my friend Tuesday

Right now, I'm trying to convince myself that I'm not completely inadequate at my job. That while my employees are calling in and asking absurd things like if I'll teach their class while they run off to sign an insurance form and that the students are trying to create a mutiny against wearing their very nice uniform shirt "because its hot." I'm trying very hard to keep my cool. But I've only been at work for 50 minutes and I can feel my hair turning gray strand by strand, and I feel the pressure on my 28 year old heart and I think to myself, is this worth it? Because right now, I'm not finding the voice that tells me that this is just Monday and that there are more important things to worry about than late employees, and an employee who gives me guilt trip because I won't let him leave in the middle of their class to sign a form, and students who haven't paid a dime towards their tuition saying they can do what they want because they pay good money here. There must be more important things. Things how I haven't read the news in well over 3 three months so I don't have a clue what is more important then my world.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dialogue: Not Teresa's Assistant

Scene: Car show held at the school that I run.

Me: Welcome crazy car lady! We're so glad you and your cars are here!

Crazy Car Lady (CCL): Why thank you Teresa's assistant! I want to introduce you to my 10 assistants.

Me: Well, it was certainly nice to meet all of your assistants. As you know, I'm the director of the campus and we're just so excited to have you here with us today.

CCL: Oh, Teresa's assistant you're too kind. My assistants are like what you are to Teresa, they assist me.

Me: That's great Crazy Car Lady. I'm glad you have your 10 assistants to help you. Teresa only has one assistant and it's not me. Because as you know I run this school.

CCL: I'm so lucky to have my 10 assistants. I'm sure Teresa feels the same way about you since you assist her so much!

Me: Yep, that's why I have Campus Director on my name badge!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Weekend & Prom

Its so hard to start blogging when I've been MIA for so long. So this will probably be worthless. I'm going to OKC this weekend. I get to see my dear friend Melanie. We're going to watch Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince. I can't wait. I leave tonight and will come back Sat in time to see Wicked with my mom. It was a birthday gift that I gave her. Then that night is a pool party with one of my co-workers. Should be a fun weekend! Oh and my sister-in-law comes into town tomorrow. I'm so glad its summer. It feels like you can do some much more when its warm and sunny.

I read all of the Sookie Stackhouse novels. These are the books that the series True Blood is based off. They're good, but you have to just accept the novel as is. Which is awesome when you just want to escape reality.

I want to host Prom. Seriously. Where people come in Prom dresses and dance. I just don't know where to begin. I know my living room is big enough for a dance floor. I think I need to get a Prom planning committee together. The theme is Under the Sea. I can't remember what my high school prom theme was, but the colors were silver and black. I'm thinking these prom colors should be pool blue and fuchsia. What do you think? What other prom theme things can I do?? Do you want to come?

Monday, June 22, 2009

My Morning

Happy Monday! So far I've been told that I'm practicing medicine without a license because I denied a prospect from being accepted to our non-medical school. He said this several times as well as telling me I was using his honesty against him. He wants to go into welding but can not hold his hands out long enough to scrub them.

I also had a student come to school drunk. Mind you I might have done this in college too, but I also did not start classes at 7:00am nor did I choose a field that required heavy machinery, nor did I drive to school. He assured me it was from what he drank last night and did not have time to change clothes. I really wanted to tell him that I've been to college and there is no masking the smell of drunkenness. He also drove his daughter to daycare. We held him until 12pm and since his blood alcohol level was below the legal limit this morning we could not contain him this afternoon.

How's your Monday going?

Oh! I got Britney tickets!! So excited!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

How many BBQ's can one person go to in a weekend?

I went to three BBQ's this weekend. We had one at the school where the students hosted it. One at one of the OTC employee's house out in BFE, OK. Seriously we went off the main street and drove on a gravel road which felt like forever. It took probably an hour and half to get there. I don't think I can drive that every morning to be at work by 6:30am. I'll stick with the city, thanks. Then today I had my third BBQ at my grandpa's house where I got to see the family. I found out one of my cousins is moving to outside of Denver. I also found out that my entire extended family is on facebook. They have convinced my father to join, so now I'm facebook friends with my dad. He's listed me as his child. I didn't even know you could tag your child in your facebook profile. This is getting ridiculous.

In other news, I don't really have other news. July should be very exciting. Going to Norman to see Harry Potter, lake (hopefully twice), and maybe a wedding. The wedding is out of town and the hubby keeps flipping back and forth between going and not going. If we decide on not going then I'm going to my high school reunion. So, we'll see.

Monday, June 8, 2009

It's not much but it's a blog

It's been so long since I've blogged it makes it harder to blog something. Do I update? Do I act like it hasn't been almost a month and just blog about something? What to do?

For starters I'm not going to my high school reunion. Dave and I have a wedding that we must go and show our support and it's out of state. So that was resolved rather easily.

I just saw a commercial for Latisse. The one where Brooke Shields is the spokesperson. Well Latisse happens to grow eyelashes. I knew a girl in middle school who plucked all of her eyelashes and they didn't grow back until after high school. They were never the same. I'm curious if Latisse would've worked for her. I always wanted thicker lashes, but is it worth it for the side effects of skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids? I think I'll just stick with the mascara.

That is all.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

10 Years

The time has come where my 10 year high school reunion is upon us. To go or to not go? I just can't decide if $50 bucks is worth remembering high school and all its awkwardness. It's not like I haven't seen several of my classmates and they're obviously not all horrible like GFHS. But even looking at the form to fill out was "who do you want to see the most." I don't know and I don't care. I don't want to relive high school. To go or not to go??

In other news, yesterday sucked. But was brightened by the fact that I'm going to see Kathy Griffin Live this summer!! So excited! Rachel and I are already plotting how we can meet her and make her our friend. All suggestions are welcome.

ANTM finale? Anyone watch it? I can't believe awkward can't walk if her life depended on it Allison made the final two. It made it a very predicable winner. Oh well, can't wait till cycle 13 where the shorties get a chance to show they can handle Tyra's criticism about light hating their face and how if they can't smile with their eyes they'll never take a good picture.

And Biggest Loser! I'm so glad Tara did NOT win. She looked good, but I mean hasn't she won enough with winning all but one challenge? And what a surprise about Jerry! So happy! Poor Bob, he'll get a winner eventually. Maybe?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Social Networking is not for Families

My entire family is now on facebook. It's really annoying. I don't feel like I can update statuses without thinking twice about what I'm saying. My mom is now on there and I really don't want a phone call about why I'm depressed about the weather or why I feel its appropriate to let every know about blah. It’s not like I hide anything from my parents, but I feel more watched. That's the super annoying part. I know I can limit my profile and things from them, but then it really does feel like I'm hiding stuff and I'm really not. I think I'm just annoyed. I'm sure I'll get over it until I get a phone call about something stupid.

GFHS is still facebook messaging me. It's lost all of its entertainment.

Mother's day was hectic. I hope all the momma's had a great day! I sent my mom purple tulips and Dave and I took her and my dad to lunch. We then came home and cleaned the house and had his parents over for dinner. It was fun family time but I was wiped out by 9pm.

So I need suggestions for reading material.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Facebook Messaging about Religion Part Deux

Ok. I have no response to his response. If you do, please leave it in the comments and I'll choose one.

GFHS: U see the HOLY BIBLE says that religion defiles a man. that means that it is bad. Look I care because JESUS cares. Iam worred about u and your soul. And your husands. Have u ever bin to a spirit filled church. Iwant to challege u and go to one and tell me what u thank. TRhe frist time went. It cared the daylights out of me. but the morte Iread the bilbe the more Iunderstand it. And now Iam filled with and LET me tell u nit is the best thing that ever happen to me. Ihave go back to work WHEN i get back I will explain to u. PLEACE DON'T LET THIS STOP FROM TALKING TO ME.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Facebook Messaging about Religion

This is a correspondence from a guy I went to high school with. I didn't make this up, nor did I adjust any of his spelling or capitalization.

Guy from high school: This Nick S____ WAS U ON THE SWIMM TEAM AT EASTCENRAL. If so do u remamber me.

Me: Yes I do! How are you?

GRHS: I am sooo BLESS that is page can not hold the blessing. I have a great wife and three boys that GOD has BLESS me with. I have miss death this year i got poison form a forcklift and a other guy did too and he is steal alive. The nurse told me that Iam not supose to be here. But the LORD has a plan for my wife and me . we are going to become missionary's.If u have a myspace page .Here is my url http: // Go here and I will except u and go to my pics and look at them there are some of are frist missionary trip. To malaysie. How have are u doing.

GFHS: So don't take this the rong way. i have never herd of a cathlic CHRISTAIN. How do they worship marry or JESUSCHRIST. DO u belive in the HOLYSPIRIT.

Me: We don't worship Mary. When we pray to her or the other Saints it basically asking for their help with the prayer. Like asking mom to talk to dad for you, or asking them for the added strength. We don't believe their Gods just someone else that's up there to help us. Of course we believe in the Holy Spirit. The reason we cross ourselves before prayer is the reminder of our Heavenly Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Does that help answer your question?

GFHS: Why do u pray to marry.

Me: We ask her to pray for us. Similar to asking a loved one to pray for us.

GFHS: Do u belive in getting filled with the spirit.

Me: Are you curious about my choice of religion or are you worried about my soul?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Updates in bullet form

In no particular order:
  • I have read the Twilight saga twice in a little over a week. I don't know what's wrong with me. But I have officially put them down and no longer want to be a vampire.
  • I was sick. I thought I had the Swine flu because I was just on a plane with gross air and nobody really knows where the plane had be flying, but lucky for me I had already gotten my flu shot and survived whatever it was I had.
  • My mother in law is on my nerves. She'll be in town for Mother's Day and told Dave and I that she expects a big to do. I held my tongue on wanting to say "yes, I'm sure my own mother would appreciate me spending all Mother's day with you and not her."
  • I'm back to working 8-5. Sorta, I have one day where I work 1pm -10pm. I'll let you know how it goes.
  • I want my new fence. Please stop raining long enough for my new fence to go up. It's really really bad and my dogs have ran away (they're back safe and sound), gotten into all the surrounding neighbors' yards, and I think my neighbors really hate us, or at least our dogs.
  • Someone at work is gunning for me. I'll blog about it later and hope that my super human powers do not fail me and she'll get canned (or at least reprimanded to the point she'll back the f*ck off my ass and worry about her own).

Monday, April 20, 2009

Woman's Logic

Scene: Lying in bed with my husband when we hear a strange sound outside. The mystery noise sounds like a baby crying.

Me: (in my head) Is that a baby crying? Why can I hear my neighbors' baby cry? When did my neighbors have a baby? Oh my god, it's the serial killer who makes baby cries to lure women to open up their door.

Husband: "Damn Cat."

Me: "Of course."

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I want to overhaul my blog. I want a different look and a directional purpose for it. I tried to change the template and it isn't working. Apparently I need Blogger Templates for Dummies.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bar Story

This weekend at the bar, with a table of five girls, we got hit on. Not only was this an ego boost, but how brave were those guys? Most of us had our husbands/fiances present, but they decided they were back in middle school and wanted a guys only table. So as we sat around and drank when Rachel noticed that the table directly beside us with three guys were very interested in her breasts. So much so that she pulled up her top (which wasn't really reveling any cleavage) and flipped them off. They didn't get the message. So one brave soul got up from his table and came over to ask us "if anyone graduated from localoverpricedprivate high school." Um no. And I'm ten years removed from high school. Does that mean he thinks I'm young enough to be right out of high school? I'll go with that. Back to story, we of course reply with whyareyouaskingusastupidquestion look when Rachel immediately starts yelling she's married and holds up her ring finger for all to see the bling. She also points at her husband who just looks up and nods and goes back to his conversation. The brave soul tucked his tail and went back to the table of booby-lookers. Then another member of I have no tact when looking at breasts club comes up and asks us if we're all married. We replied yes and then held out our ring fingers for them. We also pointed out our husbands/fiances at the next table who continued to be blatantly unaware of what just occurred.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Note to self

Do not celebrate with boss on a Wednesday at noon. Getting home smashed at 6pm is never a good thing.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

That's why you get paid the big bucks

Last week consisted of:
  • 6 evaluations
  • 1 person actually not showing up for his/her evaluation
  • Planning on firing that person that did not show up for his/her evaluation
  • Having one of my employees accused of sexual harassment
  • Turning over one entire department which happen to consist of the no show and the sexual harasser

This week has consisted of:

  • Training two new employees to fill the spots of the previous empty spots
  • Dealing with students that are unhappy about the turnover
  • Trying to prepare for an accreditation visit that is scheduled for next week

There are stories within this, but I'm too tired to write about them. I hope everyone else is having a fabulous April Fool's Day. I love April for several reasons, which includes my birthday, but mainly because it leads to Spring!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Hello Friday

How I wish you would come sooner and stay longer.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thirsty Thursday

I'm actually used to getting to work at 6:30am. However, I'm not use to my body wanting to go to sleep at like 8pm. Not cool, especially when you're out with a group of people and can barely keep your eyes open.

Did I tell you I paid off my car? So excited. Thank you tax refund.

Work is kicking my ass. So much stuff and definitely not enough time to do it. We have an auto show we're representing at. These things take up too much time, but hopefully they'll back with students.

I have not had a chance to watch the latest episode of ANTM. I know Tyra wants out, but she does not disappoint. Her Charlie Angels acting is too funny. And she picked some f*cked up young ladies. Like the one that is fascinated with blood and she looks like a lemur. No joke, she does.

I'm ready for Spring and really wish I got a Spring Break again. I thought back about what I did for Spring Break during college and realized my Spring Breaks were spent traveling to basketball tournaments. That's when we were good and trips were really fun. I went to the TU game last night. Not as much fun since I was tired from my early morning work hours, but we won and that is fantastic! I hope we do really well in this tournament.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hangin' Tough

I might be sore from waving my arms from side to side from the New Kids on the Block concert! It was awesome and well worth the money. I laughed. A lot. At the NKOTB and concert goers. I don't think I've ever seen that many women in clothing so not appropriate for a reunion tour. I did enjoy the ladies in the suite next to us in the full 80's gear, even though NKOTB was circuit 1992. I felt very sorry for the 3 straight men that somehow ended up at the concert. All the ones I saw looked very pissed off and probably demanded their favorite sex position that night to prove they do not like the NKOTB.

We bought tickets, ended up with few upgraded tickets because Rachel's work gave her four tix right at 5 o'clock yesterday. Then we ended up in Tracy's mom's suite. It was fabulous. All the way around. I also fully enjoyed Jabbawockeez. Although it was really creepy when the mask starting coming apart, not on purpose.

Anyways, great concert last night. Very tired this morning. Step 1...

Monday, March 2, 2009


Hello second Monday where I had to greet you at work by 6:30am. I'm still not quite used to the 6:30 thing but it's definitely a little easier. Did I tell you got my blackberry back? I did. I really didn't think I was going to survive without it.

I slept Saturday away. Seriously. I woke up at 8:00 and let the dogs out. I left the couch once to take a shower and then immediately put my PJ's back on and slept until 6:00pm. I desperately needed it and feel revived!

I get my hair colored today!! What color shall I do this go around???

Oh! Today was a very successful Monday. We had our first class at the new college and things went pretty smoothly. So yeah to that!

Congratulations to Miss Kelly for getting engaged over the weekend! I'm so excited for you and as my engagement gift to you I will do your taxes for free!

Monday, February 23, 2009

What 6:30 am looks like

I was at work at the ungodly hour of 6:30. The sun was not up, there was no traffic and I'm on my second Dr. Pepper before 9:00am. Of all things that are ridiculous, this one takes the cake.

I also worked all weekend. I was at a custom car show all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I crashed at 7 on Sunday. I'm tired. I'm cranky. I'm unproductive.

This morning, before 8, I found out two of my co-workers hate cheese. I was shocked by this. I had no idea that people could hate cheese. I love cheese and put it on almost everything. Who knew I was so close-minded about cheese?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hump Day

I was on the radio this morning. I'll check that one off my bucket list. Before the 2 minute interview I thought my heart was going to beat out of my chest or I was going to vomit in the tiny control room. Neither happened and everyone said I sounded good. I also learn that DJing is a dying trade.

Update: Because you're dying to hear my interview...
And there is a picture of my new hair cut, not the best picture though.

Last night I got my hair cut. I love it. It's not a true bob but looks chic just what I asked for. The issue I have is that my stylist is Rachel's old stylist. And every time I go in she of course asks about Rachel. I act like Rachel and I aren't really friends anymore and that my new marriage and job takes up all my time. Which isn't true in the least bit. So I need to know, should I officially tell the stylist that her and Rachel are broken up? One side of me thinks that I need to let the cat out of the bag and tell the stylist that Rachel has moved on and isn't going around with horrid non-cut non-died hair. But the other part thinks, who cares, it only lasts a few minutes of our initial conversation and then we move on to other things. What do you think?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

RIP Blackberry

My blackberry died. I'm using a Razor in the mean time and I honestly am having a horrible time with it. I also have no numbers programed in it so if you call me, I don't know who you are. And this is also my excuse for not calling anyone. Sorry. Hopefully I'll get a new phone soon? Maybe?

Weekend was good and low key. We celebrated love day with flowers delivered to me on Friday. I gave Dave the ShamWow - which he loves! On Saturday we bought Boulevard Wheat, made dinner, and played Wii. Good times.

I need a hair cut. Seriously, I'm about to pull a Brit Brit and shave my head. I put on my outlook calendar to make a hair appointment tomorrow, I have to make this priority! And since its been so long since I've cut my hair, I of course want to do something drastic. What shall I do? I'm open to suggestions...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Back from Vegas

I'm back! And no travel catastrophes! Maybe, just maybe, my bad luck travel spells are over. It was an awesome trip. I had a lot of fun. Learned how to play craps, learned why its called craps, learned that the slot machines love me more than the craps tables. Lost money only to gain it back the last night, so as a Vegas Virgin I didn't come out too bad.

My camera battery died and I didn't bring my charger so there are no pictures. But it was fun and not really educational, which is ok by me.

I've got a lot on my plate this week, which always seems to happen when coming back to work after a trip. We have our advisory board meeting tomorrow which I need to prepare for and we moving into the building today! Finally! It seems to be somewhat coming together which will be nice to actually have students and do the job we were hired to do.

Oh and my boss gave me Celine Dion tickets. Box tickets and I'm excited because I didn't think I was going to go.

Monday, January 26, 2009


We all know my travel history. I used to have a great travel record. The plane was never late, I could get on with standby, and then this happened. And of course this happened. Oh and most recently the Vegas trip. So why is it that Dave gets to forget his passport, cause us to go on an entirely different trip and I get the bad travel karma?

I'm supposed to go to Vegas on Wednesday. Yet, tonight and tomorrow we're supposed to get another ice storm. I really hope I get to go to Vegas because my work already considers me a bad luck charm with travel and if I don't get to go to Vegas, I may not be invited to another work trip. Sigh.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Let's just say I now understand the term busy. I thought I knew it in high school when I would go to school then swim practice then cheerleading practice and repeat. Then I thought I understood it in College when I was so busy I couldn't get my nap in. But as an actual adult with an adult job, I now understand busy.

So, with that, this is my excuse for not calling, emailing, texting. I'm busy. I'm busy trying to keep this new huge project that I'm in charge of to open. I'm busy trying to not take away too much of my time from my new marriage. And I'm busy being a sorority advisor. And some how I've let my friendships take a back burner. So, while I can't promise that I'll put them on top priority, I'm definitely going to make it an effort to make them a priority. Because in the end, I don't want to be that person who doesn't have any friends. That would be so sad.

Oh, and I still can't find my right black heel. This is really frustrating and I've been wearing too much brown.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Things I'm going to complain about:

  1. I can't find my black heel. This is really bothering me and making me late to work every morning I try to find it. It's not in my closet even though I pull out every pair of shoes and dig for it. This is driving me nuts that I can only find one heel.
  2. The Biggest Loser's twist this season. I believe kicking off 9 very obese people when they're so excited about attempting to lose weight is very cruel. Plus that means less reveals. This is disappointing.
  3. I've had two non work related meetings this weekend. One on Saturday night that lasted two hours. It started at 7pm. One Sunday this lasted 4 hours. (Technically, they were 2 separate meetings lasting about 2 hours a piece). And I have another tonight. I'm over meetings.
  4. I haven't worked out in two weeks.
  5. It's Monday.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I'm Back!

I went to Houston for Christmas. I was lucky enough to have a brother-in-law who is a local celebrity, so we got a special, behind the scenes tour of the Aquarium. Strangely, we didn't see any fish except the shark tank that you take on a train ride. Below are some pictures of the animals we did see.

Two Toed Sloth
It really wasn't that cute in person.

This is an African Cat. It growls like a dog and jumps very high. I did go into the catch and feed it, but I really didn't want to hang out too long. Strangely enough, I had watch Cats 101 on TLC before the trip and they talked about how they are breeding these cats with domestic cats. They go for about $2500 and several states had made them illegal. I definitely wouldn't want one of those running around my house. It would probably eat my dogs!

Me feeding the tiger. This was the "small" one.

Dave feeding the same "small" tiger.

After we finished feeding her, she growled and jumped at the cage door like she was going to attack us. It was scary! And the precautions these trainers take, I can't imagine how someone feels comfortable enough to roam around with them with no protection. The trainers never enter their cage, all the tigers are kept in separate cages unless they are in the display room. Then they only showcase two at a time.

While in Houston I also got to go a Rockets game and a Texans game. Both teams won and it was so much fun! We got to see Yao play. Very exciting. Houston loves him!

New Year's was so mellow. It was strange. Normally, Dave and I party it up and go out of town, but this year we went out to dinner and came home at 10:30 and rang in the New Year there.

Work has been crazy. I'm so thinly stretched. Basically I've been training three people, working on my position, working with my faculty, and training to get everything lined up so we can open up our doors in February.

I have no resolutions. I should. I know. The only one I can think of right now is that I want to be friendlier to people. I hardly ever go up to someone and say hi when I'm out if I'm not supposed to meet them. Even if I know them. Its weird. Maybe I'm scared of rejection or something. But that's one I want to work on. I know several friends who are so good at doing this and it would be a great networking ability to have.

Oh, because my work isn't really complete without embarrassing myself, on the first day of training my new predecessor, I hit her in the head with my chair.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Dear Blog,

I promise I'm not trying to ignore you. In fact, I probably check every work day. I just haven't seemed to find the time to update you. I will, I promise. Soon. I even brought my camera to put pictures up so everyone can see the tiger I feed in Houston. Be patient and I'll be back to update.

Much love,