Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday is "Tit for Tat" Day

tit for tat: you scratch my back, I scratch yours; a trade of sorts if you will

A week ago my husband got the itch for some new computer parts. He got them. And I decided to bide my time. We have a rule-- and by we I mean I--have a rule that if I get something, he gets something and vice know, a little tit for tat.

We happened to be in Wal-Mart tonight and I saw it....

The 70th edition of The Wizard of Oz.

So I got it.

I also got a cute new purple dress and black leggings...but that's for work.

This movie, however, was just a little tit for tat.

That boy won't know what hit him when I can afford Pottery Barn.

Happy Wednesday.

P.S. Tomorrow is Domestic Abuse Awareness Day, so be sure to wear PURPLE!

P.P.S. I'm putting this picture up as a "before purple hair" picture. And side note, do you think I should make this my profile picture?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday's High/Low: the Breaking and Entering Version

Low: Someone tried to break into our apartment early this morning.
High:Thankfully, he decided it would be too hard and didn't go forward with his plan when he saw the second window pane he would have had to break through and stopped.

Low: Unfortunately, he moved onto another apartment where a girl lives by herself. He was successful on this break-in.
High: Thankfully, her boyfriend decided to stay the night. Apparently he RARELY does this. He tackled the criminal to the ground until police could get there to arrest him.

Low: The criminal has an alcohol problem.
High: God was totally in control of the situation. We suffered no losses financially and the girl next door was protected.

Low: Knowing that someone was trying to get into your house while you're there is a VERY scary feeling.
High: Knowing that your husband is an NRA member is a VERY good feeling.

I knew marrying a Republican would come in handy some day.

Monday, September 28, 2009

In the fall...

I go darker with my hair color and this past Saturday should have been the start of that process. However, I didn't do it.

I had no idea what I wanted to do or how I wanted to go about putting brown in my hair this year.

But now I know.

Next month, I'm putting in dark brown in the back where part of my hair is currently not hilited. Then I'm going to put in some dark brown chunks here and there. I'll still put in bright blonde, because I'll not be straying from that part of my life at any point. Don't you worry your pretty little heads dearies.

But the coolest part of all is...

I'm going to put in two PURPLE peek-a-boos near my ears!!!!!!!!

I know I'm as southern as they come on most days.

But in the fall, I'm a downright ROCK STAR.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

13 years ago today...

Loren and Will were born in the pink hospital in Tulsa.

I will never forget the first time I saw them.

They were so little, and they grunted and yawned a lot. It had been a bit of a busy day for them so I can imagine they were tired.

Loren Elizabeth was the surprise of the day as we were told on numerous occasions that she was "for sure" a boy. She looked like a prissy missy from day one and held tight onto our dad.

William Darryl was no surprise because we were expecting two boys. He looked like a little old man inquisitive about the world around him but who also kept reaching out for his big sister (by a minute) just to make sure she was there. This was one of the first of many freaky twin things they would do and still do today.

We were so happy and proud and still are to have them as our sister and brother. I can't imagine life without them. They are miracles that I can see daily that God has given to my family. I think I told this story last year, but it's still one of my favorites.

My pappaw passed away a little over a year when we found out that mom and dad were expecting a baby. (Notice the singular form of the word.) My dad was not doing well with losing his dad and was struggling with depression.

Shortly before my pappaw passed, he told my parents they should try for one more because he knew they'd be twins. My dad told him he wasn't so sure about it. And my pappaw told him that he knew it would happen. According to my pappaw, Jessi and I "needed" two more siblings.

My dad told this story the whole first week my parents were public with their pregnancy.

A week later, we found out there were two heartbeats.

While their conception was a little bit of a surprise at first, they were never considered a surprise once we knew they were twins.

They were the necessity that Pappaw and God knew my dad and all of us would need. And if that weren't a reminder enough of pappaw living on after his death, they were born just a few days before his birthday. A little bit of a joke between God and my Pappaw if you will.

Happy Birthday LB and Bubba. We all love you and so does your Pappaw.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dog sitting, a hair day, and allergy season

This weekend is the famous Bikes, Blues and BBQ event in Fayetteville, Arkansas. My Southern baptist deacon of a daddy has a Harley and so naturally, my family headed to the event. (Brandon and I want a Harley some day.)

They left my youngest sister's dog, Hercules here so Brandon and I are dog sitting. We brought him to our house last night and then came back over to my parents after I had my hair appointment. My parents have a DVR and internet that isn't super slow. We made hamburgers on my parents grill tonight and they were alright. I'm not a fan of pre-made paddies or angus steak paddies.

I have had a headache for the past week because of seasonal allergies. I wish the drainage in my head would come down so I could just get this over with already. I took a nap yesterday and today and that has seemed to begin to help things.

And now we're watching "The Secret Life of Bees." It's a very good movie. I can't believe that I haven't seen this before now. Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson are so pretty.

Today has been a good day.

Happy Saturday girls.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday night lameness

  1. I was stuck inside on a beatiful day today. I skipped class on a few days like today. They were rare, but they were not meant to be missed indoors.
  2. I did not like Grey's last night. It was nothing spectacular and I think they could have gone with a regular one hour episode.
  3. I took a nap when I got home from work. My little sister called me at 8 and I freaked because I thought I'd overslept for work.
  4. "Remember the Titans" just might be the best sports movie of all time. The soundtrack is amazing too.
  5. It smells so good outside tonight.
  6. My hair is getting some much needed attention tomorrow!! HOORAY!
  7. My dad and mom are on facebook now. My dad's statuses are quite hilarious.
  8. My little brother and sister turn 13 this Sunday. I still remember going to the hospital, the day they were born like it was yesterday. I was 12. They make us all very proud.
  9. We are dog-sitting this weekend. I can't wait to have a dog of our own.
  10. OU doesn't have a football game this weekend. I'll still be watching football. I just gotta know what the competition is.
Happy Friday.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday is "___________" Day

This week is an interactive educational Wednesday which means I've got nothing you are the teacher and I am the learner.

So educate me on anything you choose.

Happy Wednesday

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday's High/Low

High: Having a date night with my husband tonight.
Low: Today felt like Monday all over again. Lame.

Low: I can't wait to move out of this town. Restaurant choices are slim pickins 'round these parts.

High: We get new phones NEXT month.
Low: We give up pop next week. I've done it before, but this time I need to do it. It's still hard to do.

High: My husband commented on my blog, a couple of posts ago. It made me smile. It's nice to have him read my blog.
Low: I've seen the BING commercial 7,593 times now and it is annoying.

High: My husband and I have a date. It's not just any date. It's a full date....

Monday, September 21, 2009

Okay I take it back. I like the rain for today.

Remember this post from a few days ago? I do. I was NOT happy about the rain.

Well, I've changed my mind.

My husband would tell you this is a normal thing. He acts like he lives with me on a regular basis or something.

I changed my mind because today was a typical Monday.

It was really nice to know that this evening was going to be spent relaxing in this wonderful weather.

It's the kind of weather meant to be reading a a great book (Sen. Kennedy's memoirs).

It's the kind of weather to be watching a wonderful movie, Twilight.

And all in all, I really have nothing major to do but re-paint my toenails and get into my comfortable sweats and listen to the rain. It's just that kind of weather.

What's the difference?

I'm open to the rain. Tonight's rain will wash off the bad and I'll start anew in the morning.

As a Christian, I am called to have my heart open to hear God. So many times because it's not what I want to hear at that time, I'm not willing to hear him...even though I can and should. I wasn't open to the rain because it wasn't convenient to my plan for the week.

But you know what? When I'm open to Him and my heart is right with the Lord, Mondays and all the bad things from the day don't seem so bad after all. Because I know his blood has already washed all the bad away on a hill far away.

And I don't have to wait for a rain storm to come along to do that.

He is there to wash away my sin, hurt, doubt or frustration every time.

Just like the song says...

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Oh precious is the flow,
That makes me white as snow,
No other fount I know.

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

And that's a rainstorm I'll take any day.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Not famous...not even close.

Everyone occasionally does a post about why they blog. This is mine.

I started blogging a little over a year ago to keep up with one of my best friends who moved to New York. Then I started reading other blogs and soon I was hooked. I came up with my personal weekly blog, Educational Wednesdays.

But alas, I am not famous.

I'm not whining about it, I promise.

I read a lot of famous bloggers and am blown away by the fact that they have to deal with some of the meanie heads that they do. No one should have to deal with some of the people they do. At the same time, they have to realize that there are people who aren't always going to agree with them. That is part of life.

Yes, the people CHOSE to go to that blogger's site.

But the blogger also CHOSE to put their post out there.

Do I think it's appropriate for someone to comment rudely on a-in most cases-stranger's parenting or budgeting styles for example? Not in the slightest.

But come on, if you're upset about it, a) confront the person or b) then be responsible and brave enough to report the commenter to Blogger. Part of the breakdown of our country is that people forget their actions have consequences let alone really doing the right thing by taking responsibility for them. Blogger is an excellent company because they do not tolerate such mean spirited CRAP.

Please remember that there are other readers who absolutely LOVE you and you do have to take the good with the bad. That's just how it is.

I'd be lying if I told you I would hate to be a famous blogger. Right now I don't think I would hate it. I also don't know what it's like to be famous either. And technically because I'm not a famous blogger, I may be totally off the mark with this post. Some of you might not even consider this a credible post to take into account for that very reason. And that's fair because it's your opinion.

But then again, that's what our blogs are...our opinions.

It's probably a good thing I'm not famous because then I wouldn't have the opportunity to have the great followers that I have. I really do love all of you and hope that wherever you are tonight you find yourself blessed, happy and loved.

I know I am.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I wanted to do a fun post.

So I decided I'd talk a little about my fabulous birthday celebration from last week. I turned 25 so I did all things classic "Samantha" all day.

Highlights include:
  • Cheeseburgers, fries and a pepsi for lunch!
  • Mexican for dinner!
  • A Football game on my birthday that happened to be my brother and sister's first.
  • I got lots of great gifts that include LILLY PULITZER PERFUME THE BLUE BOTTLE!!!!!!! (from my lovely husband), Vera Bradley from my parents and little brother and sisters, money from my grandmas and Brandon's granny that I used to buy Clinique make-up and a Kennedy book, annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd my sister Jessi got a Twitter account. (I also get something else from her later she says.) My in-laws are either giving me money or helping pay for my new cell phone next month! Woot!
  • I also had the day completely off to watch my brother and sister's pep assembly.
  • I got to watch the View!
  • I went to Norman the day after to spend the weekend with my sister.
  • We went to the Mont and I had a ranch Burger!
  • The Sooners shut out Idaho State.
And I had just a great weekend in general.

But the best part of all...I DIDN'T GET INTO TROUBLE!!

Don't ask me how I did it, because I don't know!

Hope you're enjoying the weekend. I am. We shut out Tulsa today. In fact, "It's official: Oklahoma has taken a 55-gallon drum of butt-whip and sprayed it all over Tulsa."

But that's just one intelligent commentator's opinion.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


I checked the weather forecast for the next ten days.


I am so sick of rain. Seriously. I do not know how to come through the computer screen to convey to you to convey just how sick of it I am. Because people let me tell you, I have some GREAT facial expressions and I do one heck of a pissed off girl look.

You know what I'm talking about...the guy pissed off look doesn't touch the girl pissed off look. And IF you think otherwise you're lying to yourself.

And another thing, you're also lying to yourself if you "LOVE" rain.

No person in their right mind "loves" rain...ESPECIALLY if that person is a girl.

First of all, rain ruins hair. No matter if you're a low maintenance or high maintenance hair girl. And guys your hair doesn't count. Because girls judge each other on their appearance. I'm not saying this judging is right. I KNOW it's wrong, but it happens. If your hair looks bad, you know that others at least think about how bad you look. I know because I've done it myself. And when you're trying to get around town with rain coming down on you and your hair it just sucks.

Secondly, rain causes accidents on the road. The reason there are accidents is because people drive stupid in the first place. They don't need help doing it. I promise they drive awful without the bane of existence known as rain.

Third, rain causes BAD ATTITUDES. There is a bad attitude behind this very blog post as we speak. I am so tired of other's bad attitudes, I'm not even sure what I'm tired or upset with anymore. That's how bad the attitudes are that I am around on a regular basis. If you don't take the little things as victories then you will surely have NOTHING to look forward to in life.


Normally, I can fight the bad attitude. Because of Christ's love he's given me I can show those people love most days. But today is one of those days that the bad attitude is really overwhelming and very hard to fight.

So rain...GO. AWAY.

I'm past the point of being nice. I'm not saying please because that didn't work the first ten days of this crap. Yes, I added the sugar with a cherry on top just for good measure when I was talking to the Man upstairs about this. Trust me when I say I've pleaded. Do not worry as to whether or not I pulled out all the stops.

And now the forecast says I'm in for another ten days. No stinkin' way.


I can't handle one more minute of your doom and gloom. Be gone, I say!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday is "Off" Day

Off: To be weird, off center, not normal.
(Good one, Urban Dictionary. Good one.)

In the past few days, I've been off of my game...the game of life that is. I was sick on Monday and missed work. When I miss work, things don't go the best for me for the rest of the week.

But I've also been off in other areas of my life, especially today. I had trouble remembering my memory verses. Committing dates, facts, random movie trivia and scripture are not things that are hard for me.

For example, Saturday was JFK and Jackie Kennedy's wedding anniversary. Jay Leno is now on at 9pm. Christmas Vacation is the only National Lampoon's movie to not feature the "Holiday Road" throughout the movie.

I know the fact that I know this crap and think it is important for others to know is ridiculous.

But today, I seriously was struggling when it came to working on my scripture memory.

However, it wasn't like this was a sheer coincidence that I was off.

I wasn't into my bible study at all this week. So because my bible study and more importantly my relationship with God weren't important, my scripture memory was hard to achieve.

I'd like to tell you that this is something that rarely happens, but that would be a lie.

I struggle with this regularly. THANKFULLY, one of the lessons that I've taken away from this bible study so far is that 1) I should treat my time like I was meeting someone very famous in history. (Which of course as you know would be a Kennedy...not sure which one today, but you get my point!) But seriously if I had the opportunity to meet with John Kennedy, I would make sure I was "on" my game and dressed appropriately.

After all I am meeting with JOHN. FITZGERALD. KENNEDY.

This is exactly how I should be ready to meet with God every day. But I'm not.

I have to pray that God meets me where I am and to quiet me down so I can hear him. But it is extremely hard some days to shut the world off so I can meet with him. So I have to pray about what it is on my mind so I get it out there so I won't think about it anymore.

This can be really taxing.

But the second lesson that I've taken from this bible study is to keep going at it even on my worst days. Because later a lesson that I didn't hear completely will be revealed to me when I need it. God is not just any old teacher after all, He is THE teacher.

So while, I may have been off on my scripture memory today, I am glad for the lesson to be learned from the situation I am in now.

And by the way...

Luke 9:23 "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me."

John 15:5 "I am the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit. Apart from me, you can do NOTHING."

John 8:31-32 "If you hold to my teaching you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free."

John 15:7 "If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given you."

And finally the trouble maker...

John 13:34-35 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

Poop. I had to check it.

Wonder what this lesson is going to be.

P.S. I've learned more than 2 things from this bible study. These two just seem to be a reoccurring tap dance routine.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday's High/Low

High: I had a most excellent birthday weekend.
Low: Monday morning about 2 am I got a stomach bug. It was not fun.

High: I got two new recipes for soup today. Hooray for fall foods!
Low: I really need a workout plan. Know any good trainers? ;)

High: Saw my little sister this weekend.
Low: I miss Norman.

High: Had a Mont Ranch Burger and a few beverages this weekend. We stomped Idaho State!
Low: It rained non-stop this weekend and we only moved up one spot in the polls.

High: I got everything I asked for on my birthday and so much more!
Low: It rained on my birthday.

High: Found a new(to me!) show: The Biggest Loser. I can't wait to see how the season goes!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"You can say you're a whole quarter now!!"

You say it’s your birthday
Well it’s my birthday too yeah
They say it’s your birthday
We’re gonna have a good time
I’m glad it’s your birthday
Happy birthday to you!

Birthday by The Beatles


It's my birthday.

I LOVE my birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know, I don't have kids yet so that's why I'm still excited about having birthdays. I blame it on my mom. This is a good thing to blame though because she always makes us feel so great on our birthday. And maybe, just maybe it's because I don't have kids. I don't care.

I just LOVE my birthday!!

I love it because God smiles on me no matter what with a fabulous hair day!! Rain or shine.
I love it because Fashion Week happens during my birthday week!
I love it because I always get great music from my dad every year!
I love it because today I am home watching the View!!
I love it because today my little brother and sister have their first middle school football game!!!
I love it because I'm going to have my favorite foods today!!
I love it because I am off work today!!

Really, I could go on and on about my birthday. Really. I could.

BUT, I'll spare you because if I don't I'll be late for lunch!

And we don't want the birthday girl to be late for her birthday lunch now do we?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday is "Joke" Day

I'm watching the president tonight. So I bet several of you are wondering where this post is going since I am defining what a "joke" is.

Joke:something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or a prankish act

We all know the famous Jeff Foxworthy joke: "Today we have 700 channels on TV, and think if we didn't have the remote control, the channel changer wheel would be the size of a tractor tire. 700 channels, we didn't have 700 channels growing up, we had 3 channels when I was a kid, and if the president was on, your night was shot. "The president's on! He's on every channel! We're gonna miss Flipper!"

I didn't have cable until I was 14 so I could totally relate to this quote, but that's neither here nor there.

I always do a double giggle when I hear this joke because while I could relate my kids are going to relate in a totally different way.

When the president is on tv, I am matter from what side of the aisle he was elected. I feel it's important for them to listen one day too. So I can just imagine their complaints about how their mommy makes them watch the president.

Heh heh.

And if that doesn't make you laugh, this will: I saw Karl Rove and Bill O'Reilly complaining about deficit tonight on the Republican rebuttle time. Ladies and gentlemen, I don't care who you are, that's funny!

Well...maybe not if you found yourself out of a job 8 months ago because of a certain former Boss's deficit problem that cost his party the election.

Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday's High/Low

High: Have you heard about Melanie Oudin? She is a 17 year old who is currently kicking bootay in the U.S. Open beating the likes of Sharapova, Petrova, and Dementieva. That is a pretty cool stinkin' feat and I think that any girl at any age should be proud of this young lady. This should be a high for us all.
Low: Ordered a dvd about the Kennedy Women. It won't be here this week. Lame.

High: Miami beat Florida State last night. Since 1997, this rivalry game has coincided with the results of the OU/Texas game. If Florida State wins, Texas wins. AND if Miami wins, OU wins. Take that Texas!
Low: The rankings came out today and I'm not in the least excited about the fact that we dropped 10 spots. In fact, I think I threw up a little when I found out today. And if it wasn't a big deal for us to lose him like everyone said it was, then WHY are we still discussing it today? Oh yeah, because it IS a big deal.

High: Sammy doesn't have to have surgery!!!!!! His recovery time is only 2-4 weeks.
Low: The back-up quarterback has a stache. I am sorry but ALL of his facial hair has GOT TO G-O before this Saturday. We have standards in this ball club thankyouverymuch.

High: I read Obama's speech for kids and it was very inspiring. He addressed how important it is to get an education and you should read it. And please read it before you make up your mind.
Low: I am be to the hind on my bible study. Tonight I have to play a little catch-up.

High:Tomorrow is Wednesday! While work was CRAZY busy today, I am uber happy that hump day is already here!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

I HATE to lose. HATE. IT.


We lost this weekend. It ticks me off.

I really don't understand how the MWC has this act of how they wrote the book on football and have for awhile, they just don't get the respect deserved....BLAH. BLAH. BLAH.

And here's why it ticks me off:

  1. They are not from the South. The reason the Big XII and the SEC are such major conferences to be contended with is because football is KING down here.
  2. We didn't have Sam Bradford or Jermaine Gresham. Those two players matter a lot. And you're a fool if you say otherwise. Florida would suffer a huge loss if Tim Tebow was injured. When you follow leaders like Sam and Tim on and off the field and suddenly they cannot be there it is a HUGE loss for the team.
  3. They beat us by one point. This didn't steam roll us. BYU and the rest of the MWC seem to have forgotten that this is week opening night if you will. OU like the rest of the country has kinks to work out as well.
  4. Am I saying that we didn't respond under pressure? No that is not what I am saying at all. There are a thousand things we could have done differently Saturday night. Starting with throwing the ball. But this kinda can't happen when Jermaine Gresham wasn't there, but one or two players don't make all that much of a difference do they? (Insert serious sarcasm here.) Yes this is a team sport, but don't great teams have individual leaders that spur on the others to victory? But where was I? Oh yeah..What I am saying is that I don't appreciate BYU and the rest of the OU haters acting like this was a run away win. It wasn't. They had to fight for the win just as much as we fought to score on that last drive.
  5. But most of all, I'm pissed that people within our own conference didn't want us to win. HELLO!!!! It only helps our conference if we had! And THEN, you were GLAD Sam got hurt. How low can you be?

I'll close with this quote, I found on facebook: "If you have school pride, then you'd be a fan no matter what, and you'd keep the faith. If you have class, then you wouldn't be cheering for a school in your state to lose, and definitely wouldn't be happy that a player got injured."

I have said it before and I'll say it again.

I am Sooner born and Sooner bred. And when I die, I'll be Sooner dead. Rah Oklahoma! Rah Oklahoma! Rah Oklahoma!!! O-K-U!

I can't wait to be in Norman on Saturday.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

gettin' busy in December and January!

I know approximately 10 other people this month that are having birthdays.

Today is Katherine O's birthday!

Mary Kathy, I hope you've had a most excellent day!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009


I know that everyone thinks their team is the best, and this is probably the umpteenth football season post you've read by now today....

BUT, their team isn't the Sooners and you haven't read my post yet.

I know I said I'd be over myself yesterday, but dawn has happened and it is now time to put my game face on.

On any given Saturday in the beginning of September to the first weekend of December, a Sooner fan/alumni wakes up thinking about only one thing: football.

Now I know you think your team is probably the "BEST EVER", and you just love football. I promise you mine is better and we love our Sooners more. Yes, I'm going to be that egotistical today. This is not to be confused with cockiness. I am proud of my tradition as a Sooner. I realize that like any team we have our ups and our downs too. But when you were born in a championship year like I was, it just kinda makes things a little bit worse. And with such an outstanding tradition of greatness, you'd be more than right to imagine that I have nothing on the brain but Sooner football today.

I planned my wedding around football season. I know, everyone says they do, but I really did. In the year we married, Brandon and I went not only to every home game, we went to OU/Texas as well. We also drove back for Bedlam early from Thanksgiving weekend (a month before the wedding when we probably should have stayed home to wrap up a few plans.) My mother in law once asked why we didn't get married earlier in the month around Big 12 weekend and when we told her there was a game, she didn't question it.

So today when you sit down to root on your team, just remember I'm standing to root on mine.

There's only ONE Oklahoma. That's why we're called THE University of Oklahoma.

Happy 1st Saturday of football season y'all.

Friday, September 4, 2009

10 days of Birthday!


First, I'd like to inform my readers that I have gotten over myself since yesterday and have eye-rolled numerous times at what came out of my mouth on last night's post regarding a certain couple of teams from the SEC conference. It was a little too drama for my taste...especially since it seems my team has lots to prove this year. But, I'm Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die, I'll be Sooner dead. Rah Oklahoma! Rah Oklahoma! Rah Oklahoma!!!! O-K-U!

Now, that is out of my system...until tomorrow at dawn, I can move on with my post.

Secondly, I'd like to bring your attention to the fact that my birthday is mere days away and if you haven't noticed by now, I've decided that I'll be blogging for 10 straight days. In December, we have 25 days of Christmas, and now officially in September, we have 10 days of Birthday! So here is my Friday date night post...

My husband and I went to a local place for dinner tonight. It was wonderful. Then we decided to see Quentin Tarantino's new movie. If you like the genre, then it is the best one yet.

I may have slightly broken my rule about seeing movies with Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie in them, but tonight was totally worth it. Go see it.

I hope everyone enjoys a good first weekend of college football!

Happy Friday.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I swear I had a great blog topic this morning. I even wrote down a few thoughts on a sticky to bring home tonight.

Can't find the sticky.

Can't remember the idea for the blog post.

This weirds me out a little because my Grannie has Alzheimer's disease.

I walked all the way through the house to see if I could find something to jog my brain. But since I got this idea at work, it didn't help.

And there is no way I'm driving 45 minutes to jog my brain.

So for tonight we'll go random thought style.

  • Football is FINALLY here! Thank goodness and Boomer Sooner!! I also hope that the Florida Gators lose this weekend. I'm sorry to be that way, but they act like it's going to be a walk in the park for the season and it may be on paper. But it sure would be nice if they got a nice serving of humble pie. I'm thinking David v. Goliath style. And oh yeah, since this thought is a little tacky already, let's just make it full blown and say how happy I am to NOT root for mascots that require me to "call" them.
  • I think I may have lost a reader or two with that last comment, but really I get tired of hearing from those two teams specifically about how there is no other conference better than the SEC. No I'm not bitter and yes I know their records as well as I know my own conferences. I just think that people from the SEC are a little too snooty for their own good. And now I've stepped off my soapbox.
  • This has been a long week and a rocky start to my favorite month of the year. Maybe that's why I'm a little griper tonight...besides the fact that I still can't remember what I was going to talk about...
Never mind, I remember now and it was kind of a lame idea.

There are four books that to be release over the month that I am excited about: Jackie and Bobby, A Love Affair, True Compass by Edward Kennedy, The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown and Splendor, the last of the Luxe series.

What a lame flippin' post idea that was.

Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wednesday is "That's it" Day

I had fun making up my own definition last week so I think I'll go with that option again.

"That's it": a phrase used when a person is fed up, frustrated or flabbergasted by the situation at hand, often times a person will take action as a result.

I'll even make up a sentence with my words in it for you!

I learned when I was a little girl, that if my mom said, "That's it!" something very interesting was about to happen and you didn't want to miss on the action!

Now here is today's life application of our little definition.

By now you know I am a follower of the law of the road. Heehee.

This morning was no exception.

I was running a couple minutes behind schedule. Since the bridge I cross daily has been reduced from a 4 way to a 2 way highway, those couples of minutes make a difference. There was a line that was already built up.

If you've read blogs about the merge sign then you know what I did.

I kept on driving. I came up on a car that stuck his car out in the middle of both lanes. Remember we didn't have to merge at this point. I had my right turn signal on and was making every concerted effort to get in the right lane. I just wasn't doing it on this person's time. I think it is really childish for him to be the self-appointed line cutter monitor. We're not in the 3rd grade people.

Did I mention it was raining?

I had to be smart if I was going to pass him. So I let him move up a little. Every time I got close to him he got farther over in my lane.

It was about this time the rain really let up.

My car is an SS. So I did what any self-respecting sports car driver would do.

I said, "That's it."

And THEN...

I passed that 3rd grade cafeteria line-cutter moniter SUV driving cry-baby all while driving the speed limit as instructed by the construction zone while staying inside the lines.

And because I'm from the South, I smiled and waved as I schooled drove by him.

The answer to your question is: Yes I was born with it. It's not Maybelline.

Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday High/Low: the September edition:

High: It's September and that means the beginning of fall! (Remember I like this time of year??? It's after New Year's that I hate!)
Low: Unfortunately next month is October, which means Halloween. I do NOT like Halloween at all.

High: The mums at OU will soon be appearing on campus. They are so pretty.
Low: Summer is over.

High: I think this goes without saying for most people, but college football begins this weekend for OU as well. We play BYU.
Low: I also get the crud sometime during this month because of seasonal changes.

High: For some reason I think of Dawson's Creek in September. I think it has to do with the great music that was on the show. I also listen to a lot of Fray, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Coldplay and Iron and Wine in this month.
Low: Something bad happens in the fall time. It never fails.

Edited to Add: It happened today.

High: Good tv like Gossip Girl, Grey's, Private Practice and Brothers and Sisters starts.
Low: Good summer tv like Army Wives and RHONJ won't be back until next year.

High: Starbucks. I don't drink coffee, but the drinks I do like from Starbucks are appropriate to drink for the next 6 months at least. I for one am excited to partake of some white hot chocolate with caramel drizzle and caramel apple spice.
Low: I don't make enough money to afford Starbucks as much as I'd like to have it. But God doesn't give you more than you can handle and that's why he took Starbucks out of my hometown.

High: This also has to do with food. In September because of the crisp air we start to eat meals again like roast, carrots and potatoes and grilled cheese and chicken noodle soup.
Low: I am fresh out of the chicken noodle soup part. As of now and that is what I want most.

High: Because of the beginning of fall, I can wear hoodies!! Speaking of I need a new OU one.
Low: Because of fall, I have to start wearing close-toed shoes in general. No more flip-flops for the most part.

High: This is also the best time of the year to pull out my Rocket Dogs. Some prefer Tom's. But honestly, there is nothing better than putting on a favorite t-shirt, jeans, hoodie and your rocket dogs. By the way, I need a new pair of those too.
Low: I usually find a way to get into trouble on my birthday. Don't know how this happens at 24, but it does...lecture from my parents included.

High: This is my birthday month. On the 10th, I'll be 25. I have decided that this is the "Classic" Birthday because it takes 25 years before a car is considered a classic. Can you tell I grew up around cars? Ha! My dad also says there are famous movies that anyone who keeps up with the film industry should see. And if you haven't seen them, you hear something like, "Oh you haven't seen that! It's a classic!"

So I'll be a classic girl as of the 10th.

Happy Tuesday.
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