Friday, January 30, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things: the Mont

For those of you who had the opportunity to attend only one of the best universities in the land, the University of Oklahoma, you'll immediately understand why I love the Mont.

For those of you who have never been, I am so sorry for you. It is indeed a must to experience.

The Mont is a local pub and grill in Norman and there are several reasons why I love it.

  • You get a t-shirt for your birthday.
  • Shots are $3 or less.
  • You can eat outside.
  • Hands down it has one of the best mai tai's of my life.
  • There is a ranch burger to die for.
  • It's one of the best places to watch a Sooner football game.
  • Many a memory have been made there.

So if you've been, you know. If you haven't you're a missin' out.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

How about a six worder, Emily?

4:30 cannot come fast enough, dude.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday is "Slicker than Snot"Day

For those not in the area, Oklahoma is covered in ice.

We stayed at the parentals last night because we had no electricity. However electricity has been restored at my house and so we've returned.

My brother and sister haven't been to school in 2 days and won't be going tomorrow either. I myself haven't had to work for the past two days because the roads are so bad.

The roads are awful and so are the drivers. I really would love to know how half of these people passed their driver's test.

Sorry for the short post, but I'm just not into it today as it is slicker than snot outside. I've almost busted it about umpteen times today alone.

And I am pretty sure I only went out once.

So here's the education for the day.

Every so often the weather allows a person to use certain phrases.

My two favorite just happen to ironically be about winter weather.

"It's slicker than snot on a door knob."


"It's colder than a witch's titty in a brass bra in the middle of winter in Alaska."

Today is a situation for both statements to be used.

And if you need these statements explained, then we need to have a serious sit-down chat.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Reeping what I sow...

So last night, as we were getting ready for bed, I made sure to do everything in order so that there wouldn't be any rule breaking. I think I was feeling a little guilty about my dubious ways. I thought Brandon had finished all of his duties as he was already in bed. However, our bedroom light was still on, so this required me to turn on the tv before I hopped into bed.

So I turned on the tv, turned off the bedroom light and as I was about to jump into bed, Brandon rolls over and says, "Would you make sure the front door is locked."

I looked at him and told him, "You're doing this on purpose aren't you?"

And he said with a slight smile, "No I'm not, I swear."

I turned on the bathroom light, living room light, locked the doors, turned off the living room light and rounded the corner to turn off the bathroom light and crawled into bed. I turned to look at Brandon, and said, "This is because I blogged about this yesterday, I know it is. I'm being punished."

He just grinned and said, "Let's watch some Gilmore Girls honey."

I'll get him for that. I know where he sleeps.

Friday, January 23, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things: bedtime rituals

Every night when we go to bed the race is on. It's actually kind of silly because it is a race to see who can get into bed before the other. And here is why. There seem to be some unspoken rules that have been made up in the course of the year as to who has to turn off lights, find the remotes, get the computer, get a drink of water, etc.

I happen to be a little notorious for getting in bed and then getting out to go to the restroom, change, pjs, whatever and then rolling over to ask Brandon if he'll turn off the bedroom light.

Now before I get ahead of myself, you should probably know the rule...s.

The last person to get into bed has to do the little houskeeping matters such as but not limited to the following: turn off the remaining lights, grab the remotes if we don't have them as well as the computer if we want it, change whatever dvd we're watching, fix a drink of water, etc.

So I am what some like to call a rule breaker...and by some I mean Brandon.

For example, last night we were in our bedroom. I was adjusting our sheets and Brandon was getting settled into his pjs. I asked him if he would get me a glass of water and he told me that I was not in bed yet and I could get it myself.

I hopped into bed and invoked the last one in bed rule.

Now it certainly wasn't fair, but I did what I had to get the job done...or so I thought. Brandon still wouldn't get me the glass of water so I proceeded to shamelessly beg him to retrieve me one.

After five minutes of me begging, "PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEAASE!" over and over again. He relented. As soon as he brought the drink back, I immediately took one sip and then hopped out of bed and finished my bed routine.

I mean hello I can't go to bed without brushing my teeth, going to the restroom, getting into my favorite pj pants.

Brandon just rolled his eyes and snuggled up next to me when I got into bed.

Rule breaker...probably, but it sure is fun to agitate my hubby.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday is " tv stinks" day.

This post is exactly what the complaint states. Every so often, I feel the need to educate you about what my current opinion is on a subject. Today happens to be one of those days.

Television bites lately. I mean really.

I watch Brothers and Sisters on Sunday nights.

I watch Gossip Girl on Monday.

Then there is a two day gap until Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice on Thursdays.

I don't watch the Bachelor and I don't watch American Idol. The reality tv that I watch is limited to the Hills and...the Hills. This brings me to my opinion.

They need a good show on Tuesday. You know like Gilmore Girls. Now that was a good show.

Yep it's so good that it has helped me in my cause of procrastinating the process of law school applications.

Just make a new tv show, please.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

the fashion discussion

Well u knew it was coming.

It's time to discuss the fashion statements and who we'll be running out the door tomorrow to copy.

Lady Michelle in the morning: I loved this dress! It looked gold and yellow. I have heard some say it looks like a bed spread, but I believe otherwise. The only thing that bothers me is how cold was this lady??? I mean really! And we could have gone with shoes other than the green ones... even if they are Jimmy Choos.

Lady Michelle at the ball: She looked absolutely ravishing. This dress is appropriately modern, but regal and yet very retro. Look out Jackie Kennedy...okay not really because I would feel like it would be blasphemy if I finished that statement. BUT, she will definitely make her mark in the fashion world for sure. She is a beautiful lady and I look forward to see what she'll be wearing the next four years.

2nd Lady Jill in the morning: I'd like to know why they cut off this picture. Heheh. Actually I have a good idea as to why. 2nd Lady Jill Biden's dress was a little short. Actually it wasn't except when she raised her arms up to wave. Other than that, I have this to say about her. She is blonde. She is beautiful. AND she is HOT! Seriously, it isn't often that we have a beautiful...well anything in office. I for one will be running out to get that haircut this Saturday.

2nd lady at the Ball: Seriously, when I say I have to have this hair cut, I am not even close to kidding. She clearly takes excellent care of her body and is a good model for women across the nation. Red is definitely a must wear color for blondes and this ladies is why. I will definitely be watching this one!!

I should probably also give a nod to President Obama and Vice-President Biden. I mean they are the leaders of the free world, after all. Ha! They looked regal and relaxed. Of course with these lovely ladies by their side who wouldn't look that way.

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." -Coco Chanel

I think these two gals have got those things down.

so much HISTORY, I'm about to burst!

Well girls, as you all know I was a political science major at the University of Oklahoma. Today was a dream day for me for so many reasons. It is the first time that I watched the inauguration in its entirety all the way from the morning church visit to the afternoon parade to the White House.

And I absolutely loved it.

There is much to be said about the day. And I am not going to try to cheapen by giving my opinion. It is just one of those days when I am so proud to be an American. Our great tradition of government continued today. I know I am a nerd. I've accepted it.
And I will be honest and say I got excited at all the key moments.

I was excited to see Michelle Obama and Jill Biden's outfits. I was excited to see the Obamas go to church. I was excited to see Bushes leave the White house. (Hee hee.) I was excited to see all the former presidents and their wives. I was excited to see people cheer at exactly noon and then again when President Obama took the oath of office. I was excited to hear his inaugural address. I was excited to see Sasha and Malia. I was excited to see the President and First Lady walk Pennsylvania Avenue. And I am excited to see them dance tonight at the ball.

Today was amazing.

God bless these United States of America.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things: bloggy girls

Well it is that time of the week again: Favorite Friday...err Saturday. I didn't know exactly what I should have blogged about yesterday.

It had been a rough week for me.

As I have mentioned/whined before, January is not my month in so many ways. I even dislike it so much I hate to write the number one when I write the date. I know it sounds silly, but I really struggle through this month and season in general. January is hardest, February gets a little better, March is alright and by April I am as good as new.

And so reading about all of your lives through the bloggy world has made more of a difference than you will ever know.

I am not as sad/depressed as I seem, I promise. I have a loving God who is sovereign. My husband is caring to a fault and a family that roots for me from the time I get up in the morning to the time I sleep at night...and probably even while I'm sleeping too.

I am on my way to law school.

That has been one of my biggest life ambitions and I am totally within reach of it...and I haven't even fully applied yet.

I am not bragging. In fact, I have to tell you that being accepted to law school has been something that I have considered to be a burden until recently. I forgot that law school is part of God's plan for my life.

I have suffered with this seasonal depression for awhile, but never as hard as this one. I think that when we talk about our struggles, we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and this not only is a sign for Jesus to come swooping to hug us with his LOVE and mercy. It also sends off huge red flags to Satan to send in his demons of loneliness, depression and fear.

But we must never forget that in our weakness HE IS MADE STRONG.

Girls, I am so thankful to read about your lives every day. You remind me that there is so much to be thankful for and on my whiniest days remind me to get back up again.

You girls are some of my favorites.

Now in true RTH form, I've said all of this to tell you about someone else.

It's about a new bloggy girl ...literally. Seriously, this little girl is a day old and I am sure she already has her own blog. If she doesn't give it a few months.

This beautiful baby girl is in Tulsa, Oklahoma and her name is Harper. She needs our prayers. For further details click here. She has a wonderful momma named Kelly and a daddy named Scott that need our prayers too.

And now if you'll excuse me I've got to go help my hubby do the dishes. Yes, I said do the dishes. You didn't read this blog wrong.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Less than 5 days from now....

Beneath the photo from the REAGAN DIARIES, is an actual quote that Reagan wrote about George 'W' in his diaries, recently edited by author Doug Brinkley and published by Harper Collins

'A moment I've been dreading. George brought his n'er-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida; the one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I'll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they'll hire him as contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work.

From the REAGAN DIARIES------entry dated May 17, 1986.

....the n'er-do-well son will be out of office!!!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday is "Scissors and Knives" Day

Scissors: –noun; 1.(used with a singular or plural verb) a cutting instrument for paper, cloth, etc., consisting of two blades, each having a ring-shaped handle, that are so pivoted together that their sharp edges work one against the other (often used with pair of).

Knife: –noun ; 1. an instrument for cutting, consisting essentially of a thin, sharp-edged, metal blade fitted with a handle.

Yesterday, my bra I ordered about two weekends ago finally arrived to our house. I went to open it and my husband handed me his knife. I didn't exactly ask for his knife, he just handed it to me because that is what he does as a guy.

I don't like to use knives because if you open it you have to close it. Apparently it is bad luck if you don't. And it is also bad luck to have someone open it for you to use it and then hand it back to them. So I usually go for scissors. Plus I have a slight theory about why a girl feels better about using scissors anyway.

Women use scissors because as little girls typically their daddies and mommies do not want them to have anything to do with a knife. They are to be treated as delicate little things and for the most part have no use for a knife except to be used at a dinner table. Obviously there are some exceptions. These girls are known as tomboys. Occasionally, said tomboys use their own knife for hunting, fishing, etc. But for the most part, girls use scissors. Scissors require precision and since girls are hard-wired for details, scissors work out well for them.

Men use knives because as little boys typically their daddies and mommies want them to be rough and tumbled creatures. Little boys fish, hunt, play sports, etc. that call for them to use a knife. It is just one of those things that a boy is supposed to know how to use if his parents are traditional.

So for Brandon to hand me his knife was nothing out of the ordinary for him. He has two brothers so he doesn't know about girls. He just figures for the most part that b/c in his family they used knives that every family uses like they do too. He thinks it is cool. Freud would think this was a sign of Brandon showing phallicism. The knife is a phallic symbol. But I digress and for the most part don't follow Freud's doctrine so we'll be moving along.

The point of the matter is this. I don't like using knives because I can't typically close them.

Scissors are easier.

And to top it all off , they sent me the wrong bra size and color!

Poo on that.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Well girlies, how do we feel about the bloggy update? I'm naturally in love. Many props and lovage go to Ms. Shauna for her hard work.

Monday, January 12, 2009

January = Blech.

I do not like winter.

In fact, I hate it.

It is absolutely depressing to be stuck inside because the weather is so cold. And on top of that most of the time it doesn't even snow. So why should it be cold? Last year Brandon and I were on a cruise this very week. It seriously made a huge difference to be somewhere warm. The weather just makes me downright miserable and so irritable I can barely stand myself.


Okay now that I have that out of my system...sorta, I'll move along.


I am a blog reader. It started a few months ago. I would see an interesting entry on someone else's blog and click on it. I clicked on them so regularly that now I have just added some of them to my list of blogs I read.

I have two things to say/ask.

1. The majority of the blogs that I read are what I like to call miracle blogs. They are wonderful ladies who love the Lord and have had some major miracles happen in their lives. They also have had major strife and struggle too. It's just nice to have a reminder on bad today that God is always at work.

2. Is it weird that I do this? I have yet to comment on any of them because I don't know the majority...well any of them. But I feel like I know them in a way because I relate to them on so many different levels. And get this, most of them are in way different periods of life than I am.

And the biggest kicker is that these ladies put so much effort into them. I think it is definitely something to consider. Blogging definitely brings on a sense of community.

So I am going to try to be a little more dedicated in my blogging.

Just something to chew on.


Law school application process is coming along. Please continue to pray for me on that area...majorly. Yesterday during our church's prayer time, I didn't go to the altar to pray, but I definitely shed a few tears over the deal. Law school is something that I have wanted for a very long time and I have finally received the boost I needed. So pray pray pray!!

All my lovin' to you,

P.S. I should be getting a bloggy update soon!! I LOVE SHAUNA!! She is grrrrrrrrrreat!

Friday, January 9, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things: Diamonds AND Pearls!

Every so often I get a quiz in my email about my personal preferences. You know like favorite foods, hair color, favorite movie, etc.

Usually, but not always, I get the question, "Diamonds or pearls?"


Let me first say, that I always put down both. Okay well that is fine and dandy, but someone finally had the gaul today to tell me that I had to choose one or the other.

Well I am soooo sorry missy, but this isn't like we're rooting for football where you swear your allegiance until your death. And furthermore, you act as if I must choose between a pearl and a diamond for the rest of my life.

Maybe her mother didn't teach her that every good little girl grows up to wear pearls for certain occasions like a wedding, graduation, funeral, etc.

Maybe she's just miffed because she doesn't have a set of pearls and diamonds. I don't know.

BUT, I do know that you can't make me choose.
I won't do it.
You can't make me.
Tough titty said the kitty.

I love pearls AND diamonds.

And THAT's how you tell a story, while explaining your love at the same time.
Gosh, I love being from the South.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wednesday is "Verdict" Day

verdict: n. 1.)Law The finding of a jury in a trial. 2.)An expressed conclusion; a judgment or opinion: the verdict of history. Middle English verdit, from Anglo-Norman : ver, true (from Latin vērus; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots) + dit, speech (from Latin dictum, from neuter past participle of dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots).]

My verdict on whether or not I will be applying to law school this year has been decided. I am going to go ahead and apply. I think I have a decent shot and it would be more beneficial for us to go "Sooner" rather than later.

Just thought you should know.

Monday, January 5, 2009

well I know.

Yesterday night, I found out my score.

Yes, the LSAT score.

No, it was not the one I wanted.

I could have done better.

I did well considering that I should have studied more than I did. (I am grateful that I am a good test taker. I know several people who are not.)

I have until Wednesday to make up my mind to apply with the score I have.

If you really wanna know, text me. I'm not broadcasting it over blogspot.

I need lots and lots of prayer for wisdom and discernment the next few days.

Sorry to be such a bummer post. I'm just stressed out. Everything that I have ever done in my life has just landed in my lap. If God wanted me to be in it, the door opened quite literally on occasion, the opportunity arose and there I was.

I need a door opener, people.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

It is crazy to think that all of my posts from last year are now in one little section known only as 2008. But that's just another reminder that life goes on. And I for one am glad to see 2008 go. I say good riddens to it actually.

Well last night we were out at my parent's bringing the new year. We watched Jeff Dunham. He is pretty funny and Brandon and I still can't remember if he was on our cruise or not. Speaking of cruises, i have a serious itch to travel majorly again. So I'm sure a trip to somewhere fabulous will soon be in the works.

I still don't know my LSAT score, but it will come soon enough. People around me are more nervous than I am at times. I'm not sure what to make of that. Of course I am still having silent freak-outs, but I have decided those don't count. I just told you i am having them so I guess they do now. Oh well.

Brandon and I were very sick through Christmas. I got sick while watching a Dog the Bounty Hunter marathon on Christmas Eve and Brandon was soon to follow the next day. We have only just started to feel better. I won't go into details about what happened but it was savage and severe.

Speaking of Christmas, mine was spectacular, I was surprised and extremely blessed this year to spend it with people I love even if I was sicker than a dog.

I am back at work now and as usual am now ready for winter to be gone. I like it through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's and then I am done. There is no sport on tv that I wish to watch until baseball. So winter consider this my notice to you.

I for one am ready for spring.

Lots of lovin and wishin for the Sooners to win the National Championship,

P.S. I guest blogged over on Emily's today too!
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Hi y'all! The name's Samantha. You can call me Sam if you like. I am a lover to a boy I met at Falls Creek in the summer of 2005, that is a student of Jesus, a Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die I'll be Sooner dead, Democrat by party, blonde to the core, and oldies but goodies kind of girl.
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