Friday, December 28, 2007

Thanks Cousin

Until I have time to sit down and compose a real post, I thought I leave you with some great conversation pieces. The cousin sent me these this morning. I think she was hinting around that I needed to post something new. I found that some of these were really thought provoking. Who knows, some of these facts might impress a girl/guy with your vast knowledge. Please feel free to use these as icebreakers at your New Years Eve parties. Enjoy….

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate. (Ok, don’t use this one as an icebreaker)

Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

It is impossible to lick your elbow. (You should use this one as an icebreaker, and then try to demonstrate)

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

Thursday, December 20, 2007

December Ramblings...

Blogger World today you are in for a special treat. Today, December 20, is a special Ramblings- it’s a December Ramblings. I have decided to dedicate these Ramblings fully to Christmas. OKChick, unlike all the radio stations in OK, only dedicates ONE post to Christmas, not every post from Thanksgiving to Christmas. I feel that’s a bit much. Don’t you agree? I know you do.

I would like to go on record saying: Sausage balls are the greatest snack on the face of the plant. I realize this is a bold statement, but I strongly agree that sausage balls are the greatest snack. Whoever developed the Sausage Balls is truly my hero! Bisquick, cheese, and sausage, who would have ever thought to put all that together? Brillant I tell you, brillant!

Today is snack day here at the office, hence the random sausage ball rambling. I just explained to my friend that this is the greatest day. Three offices down from me is my envision of heaven. It’s an entire office full of snacky type foods. There are dips, crackers, cheese, fruit, cake, apple bread, chex mix, cookies, sausage balls, and candy. Oh it’s great! I’m pretty sure my coworkers will have to roll me out of my office tonight. Shoot, I might not leave tonight. I am pondering spending the night to continue the feast of snacks.

I have spotted a couple new things this holiday season. The first, and pretty much the only thing I’ve spotted, are the reindeer horns on cars. Please examine Exhibit A.
As you can see, the reindeer horns are place on top of the car, and big red nose is placed on the front of the vehicle. Now whoever developed this is a complete dork. I’m sorry. My city has exploded with this trend. I’ve seen a bunch of SUVs sporting the reindeer look this holiday season. This look is not cool. My absolute favorite thing about this trend is seeing the dad’s driving the mini-vans with the reindeer look. It’s priceless. You know they are thinking…I have completely lost my man card.

I believe I have done well on my Christmas shopping. I think everyone is getting very unique presents. My friend Andrew opened his present last night. I think he liked what I had given him. He received a mug, some different teas, and Fresh Linen candles. The candles smelt wonderful! I would love to give you more examples of some of my presents, but knowing my luck my family might decide to read my blog. The odds are good that they will not, but you never know.

I have one thing to do before Christmas is over. I must have Eggnog. I love Eggnog. I think I’m the ONLY person in my family that even likes Eggnog. I know neither of my roommates enjoy the delicious drink.

Has anyone busted out their Christmas sweaters and worn them to work? It’s ok to admit it. I mean I haven’t worn one, because I don’t own one. But, I won’t make fun of you if you’ve worn a Christmas sweater. I promise…Blog’s honor.

This is the time of year I think someone is going to ask me out for a Christmas type date. You know, the Christmas lights, ice-skating, hot chocolate type date. Well I’m going on year # 26 of this dream and still no date. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Nil. Zip. I believe everyone grasp the point I’m trying to make.

This year I did not get Christmas cards sent out. I know I’m such a failure. I would like to take the time to thank everyone that has taken the time to send me a Christmas card. I enjoy receiving all of them, and each of them was special to me. Thanks!

Blogger World, I feel this is some of my best Ramblings. I pat myself on the back and hope you have enjoyed the post.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Today was a good day because...

The answer to yesterday’s post is # 3. Thanks for playing guys, that was fun. I might do that again. Ok, now on to this post.

Today I was reading an article about the effects of being a positive person. The article pointed out that being positive when interacting with others can in return make them feel better about themselves. This is not new to me, but it just hit me. I can make a difference in someone’s life, and I don’t take advantage of the opportunity. The article also got me thinking and questioning how positive I am on daily basis. I have to be honest I’m not really a positive person. I guess that’s a bit harsh. I’m not negative 24/7, but there is definitely room for improvement. I thought today would be a great day to start my positive challenge. A great way to be positive is to review all the good things that happened to me throughout the day, instead of all the bad things. Ok, here goes …

Today was a good day because…

I received my grades from class. I totally made A’s!

I made an A on my final in Economics.

I made it to work on time this morning.

I talked to Holly for a good portion of the day, and she made me laugh a couple times.

I have dinner plans tonight.

My coworker gave me a Christmas present.

My house has electricity.

I’m going to aerobics tonight.

I ate lunch with my coworkers.

I handed out Christmas presents to my coworkers. Two of my coworker told me they loved their presents. Another coworker almost cried, because she liked it not hated it.

Today I ate a bite size Snickers, and didn’t feel bad about it.

this morning I used my new shampoo and conditioner, and now my hair smells good.

Someone apologized to me.

I made it through the workday.

I had a great sandwich for lunch, and it was free.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Four Truths and a Lie

This morning I was reading Kara’s blog and decided to steal her post for today. Thank you Kara- your creativity has reached me all the way from New Zealand.
Today’s post is called Four Truths and a Lie. Below you will see I’ve posted five statements. Blogger World, you must decide which one is the lie. Good luck!

1) I haven’t had a haircut since September.
2) I made an A in one of my classes. I’m still waiting for the grade in the other.
3) During New Year’s I’m going on an awesome ski trip.
4) I’m done with my Christmas shopping.
5) I have master Bowling on the Wii.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Round 2

It’s that time again. FINALS WEEK! WOO HOOO!!!! There’s nothing like cramming for test and writing papers full of BS. YIPPEE. Ok, I’m not really this excited about going through finals again. I’m just trying to make it sound fun, so I’ll get real motivated. I don’t think it’s really working, but maybe when I get home today something will click-like the entire seven weeks of Economics will come to me.

This MBA is split into seven-week courses, which means you have two finals week per semester. This weekend for me is fully dedicated to studying. I have extremely high expectations of myself this weekend. I plan to finish homework, write two papers, start a take home test, and begin preparing for a presentation. I’m about 89.35% sure I will not finish this laundry list of things to do for school. However, I do really well when I’m motivated by reward. If I can finish everything this weekend I believe I will reward myself by eating one of these….

I didn't say it was a big reward!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Who is Mr. Right?

I’m writing this post inspired by a comment. Last week I was asked if I have a type, referring to a guy. I responded quickly to the comment by saying yes of course I have a type. Doesn’t everyone have a type? Well a week after this conversation I’m still thinking about the comment, which leads me to believe maybe I don’t know my type. Maybe, I’m typeless? I can’t walk around life being typeless? So I’m going to figure out my type. Today.

I’m not really for sure how to solve the type question. But for some reason I’m reminded of my friend Grant. My friend Grant once wrote a blog post listing all the qualities he wanted in his future wife. I believe he called it requirements. After reading his post my friends and I told him he was WAY too picky and he was destined to be single for the rest of his life. Look at some of these things he put on his blog….

Must never wear Capri pants (what’s up with those)
Must be at least 5’7” tall. (maybe I’ll make a few exceptions)

Now, don’t you agree with my friends and I? Riducouls! But a few weeks after he wrote the post, something happened. Grant met someone. Not only someone, but someone that met all the requirements. The guy with all the requirements met a girl, married, and is now living happily ever after. So maybe a list of requirements, like Grant’s, will help solve the “type” question? Maybe this will lead to more dates, which is what I’m sort of going for, not the whole marriage thing. Editor’s Note: I want to get married but not right now.
I can’t say I’ve ever sat down to write a list of requirements? What’s the protocal on writing a list of requirements? I’m assuming you just list what you want in a guy? Right? Alright, here goes…the list of requirements that will help me discover my “type”.

Must be a Christian.

He must be caring.

Wants to have kids.

Must like to laugh and make me laugh.

Must love his mom and family.

He HAS to enjoy traveling.

MUST have a job! I am not getting this MBA so someone can sit on the couch and eat Bon Bons while I work.

Intelligent. He doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist, but able to carry on a conversation.

He should have a hobby.

Enjoy a wide variety of things- camping, hiking, road trips, eating out, ect. Not just going to dinner and movie every weekend.

CAN NOT be more emotional then myself. My gosh, I do not want to put up with an emotional man.

He should not have an apartment/house that’s decorate better than mine.

Likes to attend sporting events- basketball, footballs and baseball.

Enjoys parties. I’m not talking drunky crazy party, but dinner parties birthday parties, bbq, anniversary…you know social things.

Can play some type of sport. I’ve played almost every sport so I need someone that can play tennis or basketball with me.

Enjoys being outside- lake, beach, pool, yard work, ect.
Spontaneous.

Will put up with my shopping. Not that it’s out of control but will not throw a fit everytime I got to The Loft.

Social. Can handle being around people he does not know.
Can not be lazy.

Common Sense. I know this sounds odd, but you’d be surprised how many people lack common sense.

Ok, twenty-one things. I guess that’s not too bad, it could be worse. I believe I covered everything that is important to me, and made the requirements obtainable. Ok, now according to my earlier statement this should help me determine my type. Let’s see, after reviewing my list Mr. Right needs be pretty dang amazing! Ha! Ok, really…. I believe my type is All American type??? A funny, caring, non-lazy, traveling All American. So Mr. Funny, Caring, Non-Lazy, Traveling All American- are you out there????

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Happy Birthday Holly...

Ok, I’m really starting to slack on my birthday blog dedications. I better get my rear in gear on these birthday dedications, or my friends are going to start rioting outside my place of residency! At least this dedication is only a day late, unlike Sister #1 who is still waiting on hers. Not really, she doesn’t even read my blog. She has no idea I even do birthday dedications. I know, I can’t believe she doesn’t read this blog either! Anyway, this birthday dedication is about my friend Holly not Sister #1.

Here’s the 4-1-1 on Holly. Is 4-1-1 still a commonly used phrase? Is it even a phrase? I’m pretty sure; I’ve never used that phrase 4-1-1 in my entire life. Actually, I believe I picked up 4-1-1 from the Disney Channel. YEEK! Ok, let’s scratch the first sentence and start over. Here’s the dirt on Holly. Sounds way better and more mature. Holly and I met at church and quickly became friends. I believe it was our love for shopping at H&M and traveling that bonded us. Come to think of it, I don’t know if shopping had anything to do with us becoming friends. Even though we do love a good trip that involves shopping at H&M. But I believe it was our love for doing things on the weekend that bonded us. Holly and I always seemed to be at the same weekend activities and quickly became friends. Our true test of friendship is when she accompanied me on my SCT # 3…Europe on Speed. We both walked away alive and still friends. I knew she was a keeper after the Europe on Speed trip.

One of the things I like about Holly is how she challenges people, including yours truly. Holly has often sparked my interest in a wide variety of subjects. These interests often result in learning more about the subject matter. I’ll spend hours researching what I believe and what she believes. We don’t always agree, but it’s ok because we don’t always have to agree. I like to think of Holly has someone that thinks outside the box, which I admire. She’s challenged me spiritually, mentally and physically. Shoot, just a few months ago we ran a 5K together. I was in no shape to run a 5K, but I did it because Holly had trained to run the race. Ok, so that’s not as much challenging as competitive but you get what I’m saying.

Like all my friends…I highly recommend that you meet Holly. Here’s to you Holly…happy belated bday!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday Thoughts

Christmas music already! AHHH. Why do does the whole channel have dedicated weeks to Christmas music? Why can’t they do it for an hour a day? Fine, two hours a day?

Man, I should have called in sick today.

This Cranberry/Orange bread is wonderful. I’m so happy I made it Sunday night.

Load paper? Dang it!

What do you mean load paper? I just loaded 300 legal sheets ten minutes ago. I know someone did not make 300 copies between that time. Whatever! I am not loading more paper.

She’s a nice person. I’m happy I work with her.

Oh that’s cool, we’re twinkies today. Well at least she dresses very stylish.

Should I get Cheddar Sun Chips or Pretzels? Cheddar Sun Chips, duh!

Thank you copier for making this visit painless.

I think flowers are a great birthday present. I’m happy I sent those.

Diet Dr. Pepper taste pretty good. It does taste like real Dr. Pepper. Well how about that!

Wow I skimped on the turkey this morning. This sandwich is all bread. Oh well, at least I’m eating.

Oh boy, my Avon is in!!! Yippeee Christmas presents to wrap.

Men are such wimps. It’s a shot for heavens sake!

Oh boy a Pampered Chef catalog is waiting for me at home. I get to do more Christmas shopping. YIPPPEEE! Maybe I’ll buy myself something too.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

November 27

Today, November 27th, is National Bavarian Cream Pie Day. What's Bavarian Cream Pie? I have never heard of this type of pie. Ok, found a picture of Bavarian Cream Pie.


Hmm... I'm not for sure about this pie. It looks like it has some type of nuts on the outside. I wonder if it has coconut in the pie? If it does it's definitely out for me. I am not a fan of coconut! Yuck! Double yuck! I'm not for sure if I'd waste calories on this pie. However, I would waste calories on this....




Bread Pudding. Now that's good. There's no nuts, coconuts or sprouts. I know we didn't talk about sprouts but I don't like them either. But I do enjoy Bread Pudding. I didn't realize I liked BP until recently. I highly recommend Bread Pudding.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving Highlights

I survived Thanksgiving. It was a great Thanksgiving. I believe this ranks as one of the best. I was able to see pretty much my whole family, which is unusually for Thanksgiving. Here are a couple highlights from the Turkey Day.

I’ll just go ahead and get the cheesiness out of he way. Spending time with my family. It was wonderful to see a ton of my family. I saw grandma, pappaw, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, great grandma, great aunts, great uncles and random people that could possible be related to me. Ok, not really. Anyway, my extended family is LARGE. Well not LARGE but large in numbers, so sometimes I don’t get to talk to everyone. Trying to talk to everyone can take up the whole evening. But this holiday I believe I talked to everyone. Although, I mostly talked with the girls. We talked about make-up, moisturizers, and food. The boys talked about hunting and stuff I don’t care about.

Helping Sister #1 (Jamie) cook. Sister #1 and I cooked Thanksgiving lunch. I was the assistant. I made a pie, green bean casserole, peeled 2 sweet potatoes, opened a can of corn, and open the can of cranberries. Sister #1 did the rest, which included- dressing, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, pecan pie, gravy, and deviled eggs. Sister # 2 made the tea. It was her first time to make tea, and she did a great job. I know it sounds like I didn’t do a lot but I did. I assisted in every dish, except dressing and pecan pie. I was still asleep when she made the dressing, and I don’t like pecan pie. Mostly I washed dishes. I washed more dishes then I ever want to wash again. But I must say, we did a super job on the Thanksgiving meal. No one starved, and no one had to eat a PB&J sandwich. Although, as we were setting the table we realized we’d created a meatless Thanksgiving. No Turkey. No ham. Whoops!

Watching football. I watched the greatest game Friday night. Go Razorbacks!
Finally able to wear winter clothes. Thanksgiving was the first day I’ve had to wear a coat. It was nice to wear my winter clothes. I love the cold. Oh and I was able to wear my cute scarf Holly gave me for Christmas last year. I looked very stylish.

NO HOMEWORK! It was nice to read books that have nothing to do with Economics or computers, the luxury of recreational reading. Now it’s back to Economics and computers.

Coming home to find the BC Clark radio commercial already being played. It’s the best commercial ever! It’s a jingle that is played every year during the holidays. It’s an Oklahoma thing.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Update-Mission Thanksgiving

I told everyone I'd give an update on Mission Thanksgiving so here's your update.

1. Sweet Potatoes are cooking
2. Cheesecake is completed
3. Cornbread is cooked for dressing. Thanksgiving day we will make the dressing.

I believe this is all we will be cooking today. We might make Pecan Pie tonight, but probably not. I think I'd rather watch The Suite Life of Zach and Cody on Disney with Sarah.

Well everyone wish us luck tomorrow. We might need it.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mission Thanksgiving

Jamie and I have been given the mission of cooking food Thanksgiving lunch/dinner. This is a huge responsibility! If we screw up the meal our relatives will have nothing to eat. Instead we will have to stare at each other and imagine turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, oh and my favorite potato casserole. Yes, my family has three different types of potatoes at our meal.

Anyway, if we mess up this meal my uncle and cousin will rehash the horrible Thanksgiving EVERY YEAR! It will be a story told every year. A new tradition for when we gather as a family. I can already see it…remember that time the girls messed up Thanksgiving and we had to eat PB&J sandwiches???? So as you can see it’s important that Thanksgiving turns out delicious. But what you, Blogger World, don’t know is Jamie and I are great cooks. Really we are FANTASTIC! This Thanksgiving is going to knock their socks off…I hope.

Stay tuned for updates on Mission Thanksgiving….

Monday, November 19, 2007

Tag, You're It

This feature is called, Tag, You're It, and it's similar to a meme. Each week, we'll choose a topic and answer it ourselves. Then it's your turn to answer it in the comments section or, better still, post about it on your blog. This week's Tag, You're It wants to know:What are the three things we don’t know about you?

I do not like sad movies, even if they turn out as happy endings. If a movie is sad and I some how watch it, I’ll never watch it again. I’m not a fan of Annie, Bambi, Dumbo, A Beautiful Mind…you get the picture.

As a child I did not like to read. I would cry the whole time my mom made me read aloud. Now I love to read. I’m constantly looking for new books to read.

When I was in Sydney, Australia a naked man came up to my friend and I, and asked if I was English. I told him “NO” and then proceeded to tell him that we were American and where we were staying. While I was spilling all this important information, my friend was crossing the street and leaving me to fin for myself. I was so stunned that someone was riding a bike naked that I just stood there (I swear I was unable to pick my feet up to walk) and nervously chatted.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Oklahoma!

Today is a SUPER special Birthday Blog Dedication. On, November 16, 1907 my grand state became part of the United Sates of America. Today is Oklahoma’s 100th birthday. Happy Birthday Oklahoma!!! Wow, this year has been the year for monumental birthdays. First, it was the digital happy face, and now Oklahoma. What a year!

I know I complain often about Oklahoma. I gripe about the weather, roads, redneck people and weather people, but deep down I really like the state of Oklahoma. I feel that Oklahoma is an extraordinary state. I mean Oklahoma’s crazy weather could be a post all in its own, but I won’t go there. I think I post enough about the weather on this blog. Instead, I’ll share a couple facts about Oklahoma. No, I didn’t Google this information. These are all things I know…or things I’ve heard on the news/radio this morning.

-There are 25 languages spoken in Oklahoma.
-Teddy Roosevelt announced at 9:17am that we were part of the good USofA. We were the 46th state.
-We have had two state capitals. The first capital was in Guthrie, and for some reason we moved it to OKC. I can’t remember why it was moved.
-The first oil rig was drilled long before we were even a state. See, we were giving the country oil before even being recognized as part of the country.
-There’s a statue of an Indian on top of our capital.
-Oklahoma’s flag honors 60 groups of Native Americans.
-We were the only state not to have a dome on our capital building. It’s true! We couldn’t afford to build the dome. I thought it was cool that our capital building was different from all the other states. However, our Governor disagreed. Now we have a dome on the capital building.
-An Oklahoman invented the first shopping cart.
-We have a lot of Indian Casinos throughout the state. I didn’t hear this on the news/radio it’s just an observation.
-There is an oil rig sitting in front of our capital building. It’s still an active well too.


As you can see Oklahoma is a fine state. Oklahomans take pride in the fact that Oklahoma is our home. We love our state and our football! We have survived F5 tornadoes, bombings, oil bust and even the hideous fashion style of cut offs and mullets when being interviewed on national TV. So here’s to you Oklahoma….

We know we belong to the land





And the land we belong to is grand!




And when we say Yeeow! Ayipioeeay!




We're only sayin'




You're doin' fine,




Oklahoma! O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Long lost post

I’ve been a horrible blogger this week. You guys have been deprived. This was a week without Weekend Updates, Wednesday Thoughts or Birthday Dedications. Yes, this week someone had a birthday and I neglected to post their Birthday Dedication. It get’s worst…the birthday person was my sister. I know! I owe Jamie a belated Birthday Dedication. I’ll try to work on that post next week. Stay tuned for that thrilling post.
Tonight I’m coming to you from one of my MBA classes. I must say it’s really hard to pay attention tonight. I’m tired, hungry and wearing uncomfortable shoes. I’m ready to go home. To help time pass I’m going to post things I could be doing instead of sitting in class….





I could be watching CSI tonight. It was suppose to be a great episode. Well that's what they said on the radio this morning.


Eat dinner. I would love to eat a slab of ribs right now. Oh that look so good.


Read this book. Has one read it? I think it looks good. I've been wanting to read it for months.
Well I guess that's about all I would do if I wasn't in class.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Tag, You're It

Sorry I didn't do this last week, but today I had time to squeeze in a quick post.



This feature is called, Tag, You're It, and it's similar to a meme. Each week, we'll choose a topic and answer it ourselves. Then it's your turn to answer it in the comments section or, better still, post about it on your blog. This week's Tag, You're It wants to know: What's your favorite place in your neighborhood?


I decided on Lake Hefner. Lake Hefner is in the middle of OKC. Really, some important people in Oklahoma decided to build a lake and put it in the middle of the city. If you think about it, it’s neat to have a lake in the middle of the city. Although, it’s not a true lake because you are not allowed to swim, water ski or even jet ski in the lake. So really it’s a large fishing pond, and rich people pretend it’s the ocean to play with their sailboats. Anyway, here are some of the reasons why this lake is one of my favorite places…

Running/Biking Trails. There’s a full trail around the entire lake. I believe it’s 10-12 miles to run/bike around the lake. I’ve never run the whole thing. However, last year Mr. T and I walked around the lake. It took us like 4 hours.

Races. You know I love a good race. I love to get up early Saturday morning to run. I really do! Most of my races are held at the lake. It’s a nice place to run. The scenery is pleasing to the eye and it keeps my mind off of running.

Restaurants. Some of OK’s finest restaurants are butted up against the lake. All of them have patio seating, which I love. There’s nothing better than sitting outside with a couple friends, enjoying a great meal. There have been a couple times I forget I’m in Oklahoma; I imagine I’m in Maine sitting by the beach. But then some redneck walks by and brings me back to reality.

Trees. Oklahoma is not known as a very tree loving state. We just don't have alot of trees, we love the tress but they don't love us. A handful of places around the state have trees and Lake Hefner is one of those places. They lining the trails, which is a nice shade when it’s 1000 degrees and you are trying to run/walk.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Ramblings...

Due to my ONE demand for a new post, I thought I’d post something. Thank you Bone for caring and admitting you miss my Weekend Updates. Sorry, I didn’t have an extremely exciting weekend so I didn’t bother with the Weekend Update. I mean I was on an amazing streak with the Weekend Updates. I really hated to ruin it with a boring Weekend Update. So Bone, I thought I’d post some Ramblings. Will that work? I hope so because I’m a full paragraph into this post and there’s no turning back.

My sources, People.com, sent me pictures of Katie Holmes/Cruise/married to short man who jumps on Oprah’s couch running the NY Marathon on Sunday. Ok first of all, if I ever run a full marathon I want People.com there, I want them to take pictures, and then I want them posted all over the freakin internet. I’m serious! Ok, not really. But she looked good for running over 5 hours. OH and then she got all dressed up to go out later that night. HELLO, I totally do not believe that she was able to wear heels after running 26.2 miles. I could barely walk…for a week after I ran a HALF MARATHON. And let’s not even talk about what happen after I ran my first half marathon. I spent more time in the Medical Tent then actually running the 13 miles. Ok, moving on because I’m getting mad at Katie.

It’s finally Fall. I’m a fan of Fall. Today I’m wearing a sweater, because it’s the perfect sweater day. It’s zipped up all the way because it feels like winter in my office. No joke. I’m about three seconds away from busting out the gloves and hat. Yes, I actually have gloves and hat in my office. I also have an umbrella and beach ball.

I just got on MSN, and this headline caught my eye- Man Adopts Crocodile as his Son.
I truly believe society has lost it. Oh wait; this headline just restored society's creditability …How to Avoid an Embarrassing Gas Attack. I actually, laughed out loud when I read that headline. I didn't just LOL, I LAUGHED OUT LOUD. Sadly, the article wasn't funny it was serious. I guess that's a major problem, you know having embarassing gas attacks.

I played matchmaker this past weekend. I came out of retirement. I didn’t really retire, my friends just made me retire. I’m not allowed to disclose to Blogger World how the date went. They might read my blog and get mad at me.

I’m thinking for dinner I want little smokies. I’m a huge enthusiast for little smokies. Do you like I just used the word enthusiast while talking about little smokies? I realized I could not use the word fan because I’d used it earlier. I did some Shift F7 magic and came up with enthusiast. So in a nutshell this point is really pointless, unless you want to know A) what I’m having for dinner or B) how I just made myself look smart.

I believe I’m going to close on that last point. I really have nowhere to go from there.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Number Post

15
Minutes until I’m going home.

32
Grams of fat in the Breakfast burrito I ate for breakfast.

7
Times I had to redo a report because it would not save properly.

11
Days until Jamie’s Birthday.

3
Things I am giving her as a present.

2
OSU football tickets I asked for this morning.

1
No I received after I asked for the tickets.

10
Minutes I overslept.

32
Oz of water I take today.

2801
People have read my blog.

21
Emails I sent out today.

8
Jalapeño’s I picked out of my Breakfast Burrito.

4
Hours I have worked today.

5
Loads of laundry I will be doing this afternoon.

47
Minutes of Grey’s Anatomy waiting for me at home.

122
Words on this post.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I'll take a sandwich

This morning on the radio I heard a great question. It’s actually something I’ve debated among myself many times. Here’s the question: If you had to eat something everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Blogger World, today I finally determined my answer to this though provoking question. A sandwich. Now, I’m not going to get into the specifics of my sandwich, but my answer to this question is a general sandwich. I don’t want to be locked into a certain sandwich for the rest of my life. But I think a general sandwich would satisfy me for the rest of my life. I mean, think of all the different types of sandwiches you could eat and never had the same one. I bet I could eat a different sandwich everyday for two years. Easily. Think of all the breads, meats, cheese, lettuce, and tomato. The list could go on forever. Actually, I might be able to eat a different sandwich for three years. Three years would be, how many days? 1095. WOW that’s a lot of sandwiches.

So Blogger World...what's your answer to this important question?

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Special Halloween Thoughts

Today is Halloween. I hope I didn't surprise anyone with this news. If so, you better hit the store for some candy. Anyway, since today is Halloween and Wednesday...I thought I'd do a special Wednesday Thoughts....


Clearly, these jeans shrunk in the drier.

She’s not an OU fan. Bandwagon fan!

Am I a dork for wearing a Halloween t-shirt? I feel like a schoolteacher.

Step away from the Breakfast Burrito and your jeans will continue to fit.

I love Halloween.

Oh yea, she should not have worn that costume to work. OH GOOD GRIEF now she’s shaking everything she’s got. Put it away. Put it away!

That is an amazing suit-yellow and black gangster suit. NICE.

Oh that Pumpkin soup looks amazing.

Huh, not a fan of Pumpkin soup.

Maybe my salsa will win this year.

I’m about 85% sure he’s flirting with me.

I wish I had gotten a hot dog.

I believe the cold front as hit the city.

I’m so going to aerobics tonight (as I devour my 3rd cookie).

Wow, he looks like Lance Armstrong. I work with Lance Armstrong!

You are either brave or crazy. There’s no way I’d dress up as an Oompa-Loompa, and show up to work wearing the costume.

How did she get her skin orange?

Oh my gosh, that is her real hair and it's green.

Why can’t I concentrate today? Oh wait, it’s because I’ve have tons of sugar.

If I have to walk back to this dang copier I’m going to scream.

That’s the third time I’ve seen the Lance Armstrong look alike. Who is he?

I wonder if she emailed him back?

I hate forwards.

I’m so ready to go home.

What comes on TV tonight?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Weekend Update

I finished all my work in time to post a short weekend update. I know, you’ve been on the edge of your seat all day waiting. This weekend was another jammed packed exciting weekend. I believe this makes weekend #4 were I’ve had a life. Watch out folks before you know it I’ll be partaking in things like dinner at a restaurant. Step back!

Friday
Friday night I finally rented a movie. I haven’t rented a movie in years. Ok, that’s not true I had to rent two movies for my Ethics class. So strike the first sentence. Actually, I haven’t rented a movie that I’ve actually wanted to watch in years-that’s better and more accurate. Anyway, I rented a movie. Stacey and Suzy both came over for a relaxing evening of popcorn, M&Ms, and a movie. We watched Because I Said So. It’s cute. Oh also, has everyone had popcorn and M&Ms together? If not, you must try this!

Saturday
Saturday night my sister and I had a Halloween party. I love Halloween and I like to throw Halloween parties. This makes my third Halloween party to throw at my house. It would my fourth but I was stupid last year and didn’t throw a party. But I do believe this year’s party was a big success. It was a costume party so everyone dressed up and then laughed at each other. The Roommate, sister and I were a group costume. The Roommate was Dorothy, Jamie was Wicked Witch and I was the Good Witch. Here’s a picture of my sister and I. The Roommate has more pictures up on her blog.

Sunday
I tried to rest but my sister had other plans for me. She took me house shopping. Oh, I’m not moving she is, but we don’t really know when. I guess you could say she’s just shopping around.
I’m not a big house looker. I don’t know why because my family loves to look at houses. I guess I’m the black sheep in the family. But it was actually kind of fun to look at a couple houses. I did find her a nice neighborhood, where she found a super cute house.
Well that was the abbreviated version on my weekend

Thursday, October 25, 2007

My Dating Committee

If you remember about a month ago I mentioned my brilliant idea of a Dating Committee. If you read The Roommate’s Blog she dedicated a whole post to My Dating Committee. I was really moved that she would spend time typing up a post all about me. It really touched the heart! Anyway back to me, The Roommate has been hard at work trying to find me a date, with no luck. Although, we have had a few prospects. For example, the IT guy at her work was a prospect for about a day, that went over real well with me. Needless, to say I vetoed him. I’m sure he’s a nice guy. I have nothing against IT guys; they keep the Technology World running, and have more power at any given company then the CEO. But…actually I can’t remember why the IT guy got the boot. Hmmm, I’ll have to consult her about our reasonings. Nevertheless, we’re still looking for Mr. Perfect or Mr. Willing to take OKChick out…whomever we find first.

When The Roommate first took on the challenge to head up My Dating Committee she was assisted with a qualified team of two other people. Blogger World meet My Dating Committee:

President, The Roommate
The Roommate has known me for about…some years, I can’t remember how many years off the top of my head. We met in college. So around 5 years, give or take? I believe, The Roommate really does want the best for me and is willing to search high and low to find me a date. After all, I did help her get her boyfriend so she can at least get me a freakin’ date!

Vice President, Jamie
Jamie has known me for 22, no 23 years, nope 22 years. Right, my sister and I have known each other for 22 years; momentary brain fart! Anyway, I would hope my sister could figure out what I want in a guy. If not, I know she knows what annoys me, so at least she’ll keep me far from annoying guys.

Member, Jason
Jason is my friend. He’s one of my bestest guy friends. I’ve even traveled with Jason- overseas. It’s a true friendship when you can travel on an Europe on Speed trip, and walk away still friends. Jason brings male perspective to the committee. His wisdom will be much appreciated!
Also, I assisted him in hooking up with The Roommate, who is the President of My Dating Committee.

Newest Member, Hub
Hub comes to us from Dallas, Texas. The other day The Roommate heard an alarming static that frightened her. I can’t remember what it was, something about 29% and singles. Whatever it was, it scared The Roommate so she felt we needed to look outside the state of Oklahoma for additional committee members. Hub will be our representative in Texas.

Newest Member, Tabs
Tabs is another out of state member for My Dating Committee. Tabs comes to us from Portland, Oregon. I love Portland so I’m excited for Tabs to join the committee. Tabs job is to find someone for me in Portland so I can move there, work at Nike, and run all day.

So now Blogger World you have met My Dating Committee. I’m sure you will be receiving updates on their progress ASAP, or next year, or never. As for now, I must sign off as I have a very important meeting scheduled with Oprah. She wants to hear more on this to Dating Committee concept. I think she’s looking to book me on a show. I’ll keep you posted.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Weekend Update

As I said yesterday, I had a jammed packed exciting weekend. This makes the second weekend in a row for me to have exciting events take place. Without further ado here is this week’s Weekend Update:

Friday

Friday night Holly and I had a pre-run dinner. It was great. Holly made spaghetti while I brought green beans and biscuits. It was the perfect prerun dinner.
I’m afraid that’s all I have for Friday night. I know it’s not TOO exciting, but it sure beats sitting at home watching Numb3rs. Although, I really like the show Numb3rs… I think the nerdy math guy is cute.

Saturday

Here’s where all the excitement comes in to play. Please, brace yourself.

Saturday AM I woke up early to run a race with Holly. Saturday was Holly’s first race, and I’m happy to report she did great. We, along with 15,000 other people, ran Race for a Cure. Holly and I participated in the 5K part of the event and kicked butt. Sure we didn’t come in first place, like my coworker, but we finished. Here’s a picture to prove I actually do run races, like I always write about; and prove that Holly did along side me. Don’t we look fabulous? I guess we look as fabulous as you can look after running over thirty mintues, and waking up at 6:30 to run.
I believe I’ve converted her into becoming a fine runner. Yes, that’s me- improving one friend’s health at a time!

After the race I had to rush home because I was hosting a Southern Living Party at my house. Actually, my sister was hosting the party and I was just helping. So I guess you’d say I was cohosting? Anyway, Jamie and I had two hours to make oodles of food for our swanky party. I’m sure I looked goofy cooking in my running clothes, with my bib still pinned to my t-shirt, but whatever I was in a hurry and I didn’t have time to take a shower. Don’t worry I took a shower before guest arrived. Jamie and I were making the finishing touches when the guest started to arrive. The party was a success, because Jamie and I know how to throw party.

After the race and the party, I still had one more event before my Saturday was completed. My family, minus Jamie, headed to Stillwater to watch OSU beat Kansas State. The game was very intense and exciting. We were on our feet almost the whole game! This was my second OSU game to attend, where I was actually cheering for OSU. You know, I like OSU football games. I was raised as a Sooner fan, and I am fully aware that you cannot cheer for two teams in the same conference. I’ve read the ESPN Page 2 Fan Rules-I get it, but I like OSU football games. They’re fun. They do the Waving Wheat!

Sunday
Rest...

Monday, October 22, 2007

Tag, You're It

Happy Monday Morning to everyone! I had a great jammed packed weekend, which means an exciting Weekend Update is instore for all of you, but not until Tuesday. So until then, I thought I’d play along with Good Girl Blog.

It’s a new feature on their blog called Tag, You’re It. No, I’m not going to tag everyone and make you answer thirty questions; you just have to answer one question. So here is how it works: each week Good Girls will choose a topic and answer it themselves. Then, since I’m playing along, I’ll answer the same question and post about it on my blog. Doesn’t that sound fun????

The first Tag, You're It is asking the important question: What's the one article of clothing in your closet you can't live without.

This was a hard question because I have lots of favorite articles of clothing. I could pick my jeans, or my Boston Red Sox long sleeve shirt or any of my hoddies. But since I couldn’t decide I had to think outside my closet, like to my coat closet. I realized there is something in my coat closet I cannot live without. The answer to this week’s question is…

I love this fleece coat. It has kept me warm through many adventures, one being, SCT # 3 (Winter Olympics), which is why I purchased the adorable coat in the first place. Now it serves as my jacket throughout the winter months, and it does a fine job at keeping me warm. Another thing I love about this jacket is- it’s pink. I believe this was one of my first pink articles of clothing. I was not a big pink fan until I bought the coat. Now I own lots of pink stuff…well not lots but more than before. The last thing I love about this jacket is; it was on sale! First, it’s a children’s size so that knocked some off the price. Then, I received a discount because I knew an important person at Sun and Ski Sports. I’m telling, knowing people in retail is the best!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Daily kick in the butt...

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
Mark Twain

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wednesday Thoughts

Another Wednesday, which means more thoughts....

Today is National 4 Prune Day. Sick me out! Who eats prunes?

“Oh! I wanna dance with somebody. I wanna feel the heat with somebody. Yeah Wanna dance with somebody. With somebody who loves me”….me too Whitney, me too.

It would be nice to have Fall Break at work. I think I'll bring that up at the next meeting.

Why do I feel like I haven't eaten in weeks? I just ate!

Today is a good hair day.

I wonder what the odds are of my building being struck by lighting, losing electricity and getting to go home early?

If I tried to wear that outfit I would look hideous!

Someday I'm going to write a textbook and charge poor college students a ton of money to buy it!
Why isn’t it raining outside? I thought it was suppose to storm most of day.

Why does she lock her drawer every time she gets up from her desk? What is she hiding in there?

Tootsie Rolls are the best.

Paris Hilton and Kid Rock are together? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

Holy crap, it smells like someone died in there.

She still works here?

Why is it SO cold in my office?

I think bbq chicken sounds good for dinner.

We have a midtown in OKC? Where?

I’m happy I brought my blanket to work today.

Oh it is raining now.

Why isn’t the toilet flushing?

I would date him

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Weekend Update

I’m doing Weekend Update when there’s really stuff to write about. I usually post a Weekend Update when the weekend was full of absolutely nothing. I end up wasting a post on dinner and a movie. Which don’t get me wrong dinner and a movie is exciting, but not meeting a famous movie star on the street exciting. Well, that didn’t happen this weekend but you get my drift. Anyway, here is my Weekend Update….

1st half
The first part of the weekend took place in Dallas. Yep, I high tailed it out of Oklahoma as fast as the Oklahoma wind would carry me. Ok, that’s not entirely true. I went to Dallas with Tonya and Suzy to see the traveling Broadway production of The Lion King.

The play was showing at a Civic Center located in the heart of the Texas State Fair. So our ticket to the play allowed us to enter the State Fair. In my opinion, Texas has a so-so state fair. It’s bigger than Oklahoma’s, but bigger isn’t always better. Bigger equals way more traffic and lines.

We walked around prior to the play for about an hour before we decided we’d had enough of the Texas State Fair. However, I did not walk away before trying the famous Corny Dog. Everyone and their dog told me I HAD to try a Corny Dog, because they were the greatest corndogs I would EVER eat. Well I disagree; I didn’t like the famous corndog at all. I think my elementary school cafeteria had better corndogs then this. I was mad that I waited in line for the stupid corndog. Also, Texas has this great system where you do not pay for food/beverage with currency. The good people at the Texas State Fair make you buy coupons. The coupons allow you to purchase food/beverages and ride rides. I do think this is a good system, but make the system known to the public. Otherwise, they wait in line for a stupid Corny Dog and realize you need coupons! By the time we made it to the play I realized I’d bought way too many coupons and the dumb Corny Dog had cost me $20! I could have wasted my $20 worth of coupons on something better like- Fried Cookie Dough! All in all the Dallas trip was very fun. I had a blast with Tonya and Suzy, and the shopping wasn’t bad either. By the way, the play was amazing! If you get the chance to see The Lion King, please go you won’t regret.


2nd Half
As you know, or may not know. Oklahoma is turning 100 years old in November. I know! Can you believe we’re already 100? I think we look pretty good for 100. Due to this monumental birthday all kinds of fun events have been planned. One was the Centennial parade that took place Sunday. And guess who attended??? Me. The Roommate, Jason, Tracy and I decided we could not miss this fun event. How could I miss a Macy’s type parade in my own state? Oh, they even had Macy’s balloons in the parade. Sure, they were the reject balloons from five years ago but whatever. The parade was very fun! I got to see famous people like; Miss. America, James Garner, famous astronauts, Shannon Miller, and some other people I didn’t recognize but were famous.
The roommate took some pictures so please enjoy the parade through these pictures...
(Square Dancing is my favorite-they danced in front of us)







Sunday, October 14, 2007

Happy Birthday Tracy

Tomorrow, Monday, is my friend Tracy's birthday. She's going to be 27, which is not old at all. I say this because Tracy and I are the same age. Before you know it, I'll be 27. Oh that's depressing. No, it's not depressing it's fabulous! Anyway...

I like Tracy. If you don't know her, you should meet her. Your world will be brighter with Tracy in it. Tracy is always good for a laugh. Not that we make fun of Tracy, she's just a funny girl. She always makes me laugh. I know, I said that about Suzy. What can I say, I'm blessed with funny friends.

Tracy and I get along because we enjoy similar activies. We both like long walks on the beach, looking at the stars...ummm sorry that's my singles ad for her. HA! But for real, Tracy does enjoy a wide variety of activities. For example, I can always count on Tracy to give me a great recipe or tell me about a good book she's recently read . Tracy is also a huge college football fan. This picture was taken oat a football watch party. Tracy is a huge OU and Texas Tech fan. Don't hold the TT against her, she's from Texas.

SO here's to you Tracy...have a great birthday.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Finance

I'm feeling this guy's pain. This week has been finals. I have to say it hasn't been the worst finals week. Last weekend was stressful, but after I finished all my Ethics finals/papers I was good. I knocked the Ethics finals out of the park. I received an A for the course. GO ME! However, I wasn't really worried about Ethics. I've done well in Ethics throughout the 7 weeks, so I expected to receive an A on the final.

Tonight is a different story. Tonight is the dreaded Finance final. Yick! I've been trying to study a couple hours every night to prepare for the test. I still feel like I'm not prepared enough for the test. I currently have an A in Finance, but I would like to keep my A. SO if everyone could say a small pray for me around 6:00, central time, that would be PERFECT!

Thanks Blogger World!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wednesday Thoughts

Ever wonder what goes through my head? Well, here are some of today’s thoughts.

Why can’t the copier and I get along?

Have I really had that on my pants all day?

When is this day going to end?

I wonder what liquefied Tofu taste like?

Do you really sleep better if you go to bed smiling?

Do I smell hot dogs?

Why can’t I remember that I hate Carmel?

Is 14 grams of sugar a lot for a container of yogurt?

Holy crap, I didn’t realize my arm would hurt this bad after a flu shot.

Why is my arm hurting this bad after a flu shot?

I just ate 3 Dove Chocolates in record time.

Is he following me around the office?

Why can’t the toilet let me finishing peeing before it flushes?

Dove Chocolate is amazing.

How in the world does Ryan Seacrest have that big of a house?

Does she realize she can buy a bigger size pants, and it wouldn’t be a bad thing?

Did it really take me thirty minutes to copy those pages?

How does she get her hair that cute everyday?

What am I doing wrong, maybe more hairspray?

Is it really just now 3:30! AHHHH

Why do I have to send a love note to someone? Why doesn’t someone send one to me!

As you can see, none of it is important. Althought, I just realized I think about food way too much! I wasn't even hungry today.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Today on Oprah

So today I was watching Oprah and Jerry Seinfeld’s wife was on the show. By the way, Jerry’s wife is really cute. She has that cute homeroom mom personality.

Anyway, Jessica, Jerry’s wife, has come out with a book. Her book is a cookbook, and I love to cook. Her cookbook gives tips on sneaking vegetables into children’s typical foods, such as chicken nuggets, cake, cookies, pizza and mac-n-cheese. She sneaks the vegetables in the foods by first *pureeing the vegetables. By pureeing the vegetables, kids have no idea the vegetables are in their favorite foods. The whole time she was talking about pureeing I was thinking…what are you talking about! Finally, they showed her pureeing…looks super easy! I can do it. Jessica said she spends one night a week pureeing different types of vegetables, that way she has them prepared for the week. I CAN puree one night a week! Of course, Jessica does it while catching up with her multi-million dollar husband. I guess, I’ll puree while catching up with my kitchen wall. I guess that could be therapeutic .
After watching the show I felt a strong need to run out and purchase her book. And you know what, I might go out and buy it! I’ll have a puree party!

* Purée and (more rarely) mash are general terms for food, usually vegetables or legumes, that have been ground, pressed, and/or strained to the consistency of a soft paste or thick liquid.

Pancakes and Football

Saturday, Mr. T and I had our second annual Pancakes and Football.

Last year Pancakes and Football was started by 4 people- Mr. T, ML, Tonya, and myself. We cooked breakfast together, enjoyed our breakfast outside and watched football all day. Since it was so successful last year, Mr. T and I decided we needed to continue the tradition. Due to our long lost friend ML being in Japan, we decided to eat at his fav restaurant, Bev's, in his memory. Mr. T had some pancakes, and I had a Philly Steak Sandwich. What? I was hungry and breakfast didn't sound good at 1:00. But my sandwich and fries were great! The fries had a huge puddle of grease waiting for us at the bottom of the stack. YESSSS! You better believe that Mr. T and I ate EVERY BITE of our food.

All around this year’s Pancakes and Football was fun! Mr. T and I had great discussions, ate great food and both fell asleep on the couch. Here are some of Mr. T and I’s discussion topics, which led us to our naps….

Cheatees and Cheaters
Josh Heupal’s marriage status
A marriage seminar for wives whose husbands are having mid-life crises
Next SCT being held in Portland, because it rains a lot
Greasy lunch made us feel fat.

Mr. T and I tried to take a picture of us at Bev’s but we couldn’t take a good one. Seriously, we took 4 pictures and ALL of them were horrible! We even took some at my house-nothing! We finally gave up. We ended up settling with a picture from Bev’s. If you look closely you can see our shadows in the door. This is for you ML...

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

How to Ruin Your Dating Life

This morning I stumbled across the blog Jesus Needs New PR, the title alone made me want to stop and read a few post. So I did.
Matthew Paul Turner, whom I do not know, writes the blog JNNPR. And I do believe, I’ve discovered a new daily read. One of his older post I read was an excerpt of his new Christian dating book …. How to Ruin your Dating Life. I thought I'd share his advice to my Blogger World.

How to Ruin Your Dating Life: A Christian's Guide for Avoiding (Almost) Every Mistake in the Book
Okay, so if you happen to find yourself joining a church singles’ group, do yourself a big favor and follow these rules. Seriously, please do this. I (Matthew) promise that the very essence of your dating career depends on it.

• It’s not a hookup joint. That’s not to say hookups won’t happen—and it would actually be awesome if they happened more often—but if you join a Christian singles’ group with the motive of hooking up, may the fake gods of unwanted celibacy fall upon you for many moons. [No, I’m not New Age.]


• Resist the temptation to make the group your only friends. Sure, they’re nice people, but you’ll need a little more cultural influence than just them! Trust me, I know that "Sheila" is a nice woman, but if you don’t want to be the next forty-seven-year-old single to be spearheading your yearly "Unmarried Servants’ Fall Retreat," I suggest you keep your singles’ group attendance on a very tight leash. Or you know that Sheila will be nominating you to replace her when she turns forty-eight.


• If your singles’ group is known by an acronym, leave immediately. I’m not trying to make you a stuck-up jerk, but come on, you’ve got a reputation to protect, and attending the FLOCK—Females Living Out Christ’s Kingdom—is only making that more difficult.

• Keep it to one "singles" activity a week [maybe two, but only if they’re mission related]. Just trust me on this one, all right?

• If you’re a male over the age of thirty and you attend a church singles’ group that’s mostly female and under the age of twenty-three, I hate to break it to you, but everybody thinks you’re creepy. And if you have a mustache or goatee, multiply that creepiness times ten.

• If upon joining a church singles’ group, the word single becomes about as tolerable as the words moist, sack, or pianist, you might want to find a new church. Believe it or not, single isn’t a dirty word.

• No hooking up on missions trips. You know when the music fades, so will the relationship.For more information on How To Ruin Your Dating Life, buy the book.


You should all go visit his blog....http://www.jesusneedsnewpr.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 28, 2007

Arkansas......Razorbacks

I have a big weekend ahead of me. First, I'm off for a weekend trip to Arkansas. Second, well that’s all I have planed; there is no second. But the first one is huge. This Arkansas trip is not your typical- go visit the Fam trip. Oh no, I’m going to watch the Razorbacks play. I haven’t been to a Razorbacks game in 20 years. Actually, being able to say twenty years makes me feel really old. I never imagined the day when I would be able to say I went somewhere twenty years ago. Yea, I probably won’t ever use that phrase again. It kind of depresses me.

Tomorow morning (bright and early) we’re leaving for Fayetteville! We will be among thousands of fans calling the hogs. So today this post is to all the Razorback fans out there! Here’s to you, crazy hog calling folks.





Woooooooooo, Pig ! Sooie!

Woooooooooo, Pig ! Sooie!

Woooooooooo, Pig ! Sooie!

Razorbacks!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

This is my state....


Well, Oklahoma has done it again. We've gotten heaps of national news for something done here in the Heartland. I tell you what, we've been on national news more this year than anytime I can remember. First, it was the crazy winter we had-snow every weekend. Then, we were on the news because of all the rain. AND then we were on the news becuase of all the floods! Now we are on the news because of an angry football coach. Saturday, OSU's head football coach went crazy on a reporter at a news conference. Today, much to my surprise, when I opened MSN I found Coach Gundy on the main page. I guess MSN is behind, because this subject has been the talk of the town since Saturday night. I believe ESPN has been showing the clip for a few days as well. Yesterday another press conference was held and Mr. Gundy said he did not regret the words he said Saturday, but he did regret that he didn't take it farther. Yicks! I'd say he was mad. I'm sure we will be talking about this for the rest of football season. I'm sure America will have moved on to something else, but not Oklahoma. Here in Oklahoma we like to beat things to the ground before we move on to a new subject matter. AHHH...this is my state and I am proud!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Daily kick in the butt...

Even if you fall flat on your face at least you are moving foward.
-Sue Luke

I don't know her, but I like her wise words. Have a great Monday.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Advice...

Blogger World, I need your help. I have been pondering this question for quite some time. I have simply not come up with a suitable answer, therefore I’m reaching out for help. Here’s the question: Where should I go on my next Singles Trip, or SCT as I like to call them? I know you were expecting a different question, maybe something more life shattering?

But I really do need help. I am clueless on where the next SCT will take place. SCT are my single crazy trips I take every year. I reward myself for surviving another year as a single person with an exotic trip. Ok, so they’re not all exotic trips but they are always fun trips. I decided after college that the world is a big place and I wanted to see all of it while being single! I realize you can travel when you are married; but since I’m not, I’m going to take full advantage of my freedom.

Every year around this time I start finalizing plans for my SCT. I usually take my trips in February, cheapest time to travel. But due to going back to school, this year’s 08’ SCT has been postponed until August 08’. I thought a graduation reward and SCT # 5 could be combined, another excuse to make SCT # 5 HUGE!

I have come up with a few ideas but nothing is really sticking me as the perfect SCT. Here are my ideas…
Arizona- Health spa. It’s a spa where you take cooking classes, hikes through mountains, bike on awesome trails, run, do lots of aerobics, and meet other health nuts like myself.
Beijing, China- Summer Olympics. I’ve wanted to go to the Summer Olympics since 2001. I was in Beijing when the Olympics committee announced Beijing would host the 2008’ Summer Olympics. I thought it would be neat to go back to Beijing to see all the renovations that took place for the Olympics.

Two ideas. I’ve only come up with two ideas. See, I need help. Surely, someone out in Blogger World has been on an awesome vacation? Help me out! Blogger World where do you suggest I go this year?


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Happy Birthday...

A month ago I announced I would be celebrating my friend’s birthdays on my blog. I came up with this super idea that I would do blog dedications for them. The first friend to have entire post dedicated to her was Suzy. Although, Suzy’s dedication turned more into a singles ad then a dedication, which I’m still taking applicants for dates.

However, today is another birthday. Someone special is celebrating their birthday on this fine fall day. This is an important person in my life, and I’m sure yours as well. I would like to wish a huge happy birthday to the Digital Smiley Face. DSF is turning 25. Wow the DSF is younger than me, but just by one year.

Scott E. Fahlman was the first to use the “smiley face” online. Kudos to you Scott, you have forever changed my online world! Here’s to you Digital Smiley Face, hope you have a great 25th birthday! Today, everyone use : ) in he or she or it's honor.



Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ramblings...

I’m going to try something new with Ramblings. I’m going to add pictures. I think it’s a nice touch. Translation: I don't want to do my homework, so I'm doing useless things to occupy my time.

Fall has arrived. It’s been in the 50s when I go to work, and 80s when I leave work. Fall always reminds me of NYC. I have no idea why. When I went to The Big Apple is was 20 degrees, about thirty degrees below my ideal weather conditions.
But it has been nice to have the cooler weather. Really, I can’t complain this has been the best summer. It really wasn’t hot. Speaking of hot, The Farmer’s Almanac is saying next year, 2008’, will be the hottest year of the century. Doesn’t that make you want to jump for joy?

So I’m doing the whole school thing again. Right now I’m taking two classes, one being Finance. Man, I am stupid when it comes to Finance. Last night I was working on my homework and it took me three hours. I spent a good hour searching my Finance book for an example of calculating the price of bonds. When I thought I’d solved the problem I yelled, “I’m a freakin’ genus!” Then about twenty minutes later, I found out I’d done it wrong. It was a real downer.

This weekend I am having a garage sale. I’m following Oprah’s advice. If I have not worn it in a year, it’s being put in the garage sale. There’s a lot I have not worn in a year. I have way too many clothes! I could cloth an African village. It’s shameful for one person to have so many clothes. But to be fair, most of the clothes I am selling I’ve had since high school. High school. I am in my mid-twenties; I believe they have gotten their moneys worth. I have a problem getting rid of clothes. I mean, what if they come back in style. Also they still fit, I don’t want to get rid of something that still fits. See why I have so many clothes. I can’t part with them. But I’m down sizing, and staying down sized. I promise I am!

My company is a new company. Old company sold us + new company buying us = NEW COMPANY! And guess what we decided to bring back? Cookie Tuesday! When I heard of this news I was so excited! For the new readers, Cookie Tuesday is where I get a cookie every Tuesday. It’s actually a huge deal for me, if you can’t tell. Ok, the truth in all this- the cookies are for a weekly meeting. After the meeting we can eat any leftover cookies. My goofy coworker and I just named it Cookie Tuesday, which caught on among other coworkers. But I’m way excited about Cookie Tuesday coming back.

Tomorrw The GREAT State Fair of Oklahoma starts. The Village People will be performing. I’m SO sad I can’t go. If I didn’t have class I would be all over The Village People concert. Who doesn’t want to see old guys sing and dance?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

6 years

















Pictures from my NYC trip in Feb 07'.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Return of The Roommate

The Roommate has returned to being The Roommate. I do realize this might be somewhat confusing. I’ve been calling her The Roommate but yet she’s not being living with us for six months. I know it’s weird, but I couldn’t think of a new name for her. Did you want me to call her The ExRoommate? I felt that was harsh. Spell Check does not even acknowledge the word ExRoommate; see Spell Check thinks it’s harsh too! Since no new nickname came to mind and I didn’t want to be mean, I continued to call her The Roommate.
Editor's Note: WOW it took a paragraph to explain why I’ve been calling her The Roommate for the past six months.

A month ago Jamie and I decided to let her back into our adobe. Of course, this did not go without sleepless nights of thought. We had to take a vote, make a pros/cons list, and design a new floor plan for her new furniture. Ok, so maybe we didn’t do any of those things. Maybe… we just sent her an email saying it was cool to move back. Anyway, The Roommate has been moved in for a week, I think. Yes, it’s been about a week. It’s been delightful to have her back. If you read The Roommate’s blog you notice that she wrote a pros list on being back with us. I too would like to put up a pro list of why it’s great to have her back, so here goes….

1. After she left us she bought new furniture, all of her new furniture is now at my place! One of the new pieces is a kitchen table. I love this table. I now sit at the table when I eat, which is often. Also, it’s huge so we can stack it with lots of mail!
2. It’s great having the head of my Dating Committee so close. Right, I didn’t explain this to you guys. The Roommate and I decided that since I don’t have time to date, I need a Dating Committee. The job of the committee will be to meet guys, screen them, and then report back to me. Basically they do all the work and I just go out on the date. It’s a great concept, but we haven’t really tested it out yet. I’m surprised no one else is using the idea of a Dating Committee. You know, I should just write a book with all my great dating advice/tips!
3. My iTunes is back! When I received my iPod for Christmas The Roommate graciously allowed me to put iTunes on her computer. But then she moved and I was without iTunes. Since her arrival I have already purchased four new songs.
4. Jamie and I have another person to try out our recipes. J & I enjoy cooking, but it’s nice to have another person’s opinion.
5. The Wedding Planner. The Roommate has a great selection of DVDs. The Wedding Planner is one of my favorites. I watched it last night.
6. Walking Partner. It’s nice to have my walking partner back. We used to walk all the time. I’m excited for it to be cooler so we can walk.

Look all the great reasons why it’s nice to have her back. I would like to point out that The Roommate only has 5 Pros her list, where I have 6!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Chew on this...

September 5th, is National Cheese Pizza Day! WOO HOOO...I believe we should all celebrate by having a slice of Cheese Pizza. If you are watching your weight might I make a suggestion...I like taking whole wheat pitas and turning them into mini pizzas- put sauce on top of the pita, then place some veggies on top, sprinkle with low-fat cheese and place in the oven until cheese is melted. It's fast, healthy, and GOOD!

Also, the whole month of September is Breakfast Month. I love breakfast foods. Again, I think everyone should celebrate. How could be let Breakfast Month go without a celebration? Here is a healthy suggestion-whole wheat bagel, low fat butter, cin/sugar. It's good!











If you are not looking for something healthy then try this....


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Summer Goals

If you remember back in June I set summer goals for myself. These were things I wanted to accomplish during the summer months. The goals had to be completed by Labor Day, which was yesterday. Let’s see how I did….

Camping
Hiking- CHECK
Participate in 2 races- CHECK
Go to a Drive-In

Road trip with friends- CHECK

It looks like I completed three out of the five. Oh and if you remember I said that I probably wouldn’t complete the camping goal due to the weather. When I made up the camping side point I was revering to the 100-degree temperatures, not pouring rain.
So really I didn’t complete one of the goals…Drive-In. I guess that’s not awful. I’m bummed that I didn’t get to the drive-in! Ah where did the time go? I guess I can shoot for going to the drive-in during the fall?

Friday, August 31, 2007

2 down, a bunch more to go

Last night was my second night of class. Grad school is hard! I thought getting my MBA was a great plan, but I'm starting to rethink if I made the right decision. I may not be smart enough for this!

Last night I had Finance. I sat perfectly still for the first hour and half. We were discussing the stock market, which I find very interesting. The second part of class was over math. I'm not a math person, so the second part of class was hard for me. I hate to say this, but I was lost before we'd even gotten started. AHHH it's going to be one long year.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Searching for a Cause

How many times have you thought to yourself, I sure wish every time I Googled something 1 cent went to a charitable organization? Never? Well me neither, until today. Blogger World, my dear friend Holly has discovered a great thing. Good Search. Good Search is very similar to Google, except every time you search for something on Good Search 1 cent goes to the charity you have chosen. How great is that? You aren’t even doing anything and you are giving.

My friend, Holly, gives great information on her blog about this...

Partners Ken and JJ Ramberg partnered with Yahoo! to create Good Search, a search engine that would get in on some of that advertising revenue and send it into the hands of reputable charities. According to their website, there are 42,000 non-profits participating and they have raised $3,400 for Darfur and
other similar causes since their launch in 2005.


You might be thinking 1 cent isn’t a big deal, which is true 1 cent is not to some people. But think how many times you Google random things. I use Google for everything; and when I say everything I mean EVERYTHING. I use for finding caking recipes to searching myself. Oh come on…everyone does it!

So today’s mission is to get on goodsearch.com and help out. Who knows your search might save someone.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dancing with the Stars


The list is out! We finally know who will be on next season’s Dancing with the Stars. I’m sure this excites no one, except me. Well my aerobics instructor is probably pumped about the list being released…. she’s really into this show.
Here’s the list….

• Melanie "Mel B" Brown, 32, Spice Girls ("Scary Spice") singer (pro partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy)
• Sabrina Bryan, 22, actress/singer (The Cheetah Girls) (pro partner: Mark Ballas)
• Helio Castroneves, 32, racecar driver (pro partner: Julianne Hough)
• Mark Cuban, 48, businessman (owner of NBA's Dallas Mavericks) (pro partner: Kym Johnson)
• Jennie Garth, 35, actress (Beverly Hills, 90210) (pro partner: Derek Hough, older brother of Julianne Hough)
• Josie Maran, 29, supermodel (pro partner Alec Mazo)
• Cameron Mathison, 38, actor (All My Children) (pro partner: Edyta Sliwinska
• Floyd Mayweather, Jr., 30, boxer (pro partner: Karina Smirnoff)
• Wayne Newton, 65, singer (pro partner: Cheryl Burke)
• Marie Osmond, 47, singer/doll designer (pro partner: Jonathan Roberts)
• Albert Reed, 22, supermodel (pro partner: Anna Trebunskaya)
• Jane Seymour, 56, actress (pro partner: Tony Dovolani)

I was skimming the list and the first name caught my eye. Scary Spice is going to be on Dancing with the Stars? Isn’t this going to be a HUGE conflict with her Spice Girls Reunion Tour? How is she going to tour with the other Spice Girls if she has to rehearse for tons of hours? I’m planning to attend the SG Reunion Tour, but I’m not shelling out the money if Scary Spice isn’t going to be there. I mean it won’t be the same without her. Ok, I will shell out the money even if she isn’t there. Also, didn’t Scary Spice, I refuse to call her Melanie or Mel B, recently have a baby? Who is going to take care of that baby?

The second name that caught my eye was Mark Cuban. What has this man not done? He’s done it all. He owns an NBA team, he owns…well I don’t know what else he owns but he owns the Mavericks. I wonder if he’s single?

I also noticed we have a Cheetah Girl on this season. If you do not know, The Cheetah Girls were popular on The Disney Channel before High School Musical was born. After HSM took over Disney Channel and the world, The Cheetah girls were pushed to the backseat or The Disney Channel 3. I’m not for sure which girl this is, I only saw The Cheetah Girls once. I wish it was Raven, now she’s funny!

Oh and how can we forget Wayne Newton? I’m going to be honest…I thought he was dead. When I saw him on the list I was like, well I guess he’s alive and kicking. Good for Wayne! Proving to American that the he can still move.

I'm not even going to comment on Marie Osmond. I'm now taking bets for how many times we have to see her brother sitting in the audience!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

This morning I checked USA Today's Top 25 page. If you have not heard of this, every Monday USA Today is publishing a Top 25 List. They are doing it to celebrate the paper's 25 years. It's pretty interesting. They have done numerous topics, but this week the topic caught my eye. Top 25 Changes in the way we travel. As a person who likes to travel, I had to read the list. Here is USA Today's Top 25 Changes in the way we travel....

1.Online Booking
2. TSA airport security
3. Airline e-tickets
4. Roll-aboard luggage
5. Smoke-free flights
6. Boutique hotel chains
7. Airports as mall- Did you know Pittsburgh’s airport was the first airport to add shops? It happened in 1992.
8. Indian Casinos
9. GPS car navigation systems
10. Self-service ticketing kiosks
11. Airbus A380 Super Jumbo
12. Airline code-sharing
13. Seat-back entertainment systems- AMEN for this! Northwest Airlines was the first to have it back in 1988.
14. Yield management
15. The Mirage, Las Vegas- The Strip’s first mega-resort.
16. Westin’s Heavenly Bed- They are heavenly!
17. Trip Advisor
18. Flights without meals
19. Sovereign of the Seas
20. Ascent of low-cost airlines
21. Allinity credit cards
22. High-tech roller coasters
23. Queen Mary 2
24. Flying beds- Air France introduced the first flat bed seats in 1995, but it was only for 1st Class.
25. End of commercial supersonic travel- Bye bye Concorde.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Movin' Time

And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire...

Milton and I have a lot in common. Ok, not a lot just one thing. No, I’m not obsessed with my stapler. I knew that’s what you were guessing. Nope, like Milton I too have been moved many times. Today marks the fifth time I’ve been moved at work. Yesterday they sent out an email saying my department was being moved down the hall. At least I’m not getting moved to the basement or to a smaller office. I use the term “smaller” pretty loosely because my new office might be about ten inches bigger. It’s all about how you look things. Ten inches today, twenty inches tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

How did you meet?

This morning on the radio the DJs were chatting about where couples have met. An article in Glamour Magazine came out this week breaking down the places/ways couples have met. Here’s the breakdown…

38%- School/Work
34%- Family/Friends
13%- Night Clubs/ Bar
3%- Dating Service
3%- Church
1%- Dating Service
1%- Gym
1%- Chance

I don’t know if I should cry or jump for joy after hearing this breakdown. Let’s start with the positive, since it’s good to be positive. I have heard being a positive person is very attractive to the opposite sex. Do you like how I make things up?

Positive #1- I am going back to school next week. There’s a decent chance I could meet someone in class. I’ll be in class two nights a week for a year, that’s plenty of time to meet someone.
Positive # 2- I work at a huge company with lots of single guys.
Positive # 3- 34% met because of friends/family. I have great friends.
Positive # 4- I attend a huge church with a large size singles group.
Positive # 5- I still have a 1% chance of meeting Prince Charming while walking down the street.

Ok, now let’s be realistic! I don’t want to say negative because that is negative, and being a negative person is not attractive. I’m not making that one up; I think it’s true. But I have learned that a single person needs to be realistic; otherwise you’ll be waiting for an overweight fairy to come change you into a smoking hotty, where you meet a McDreamy type guy, and lose one of your new Jimmy Choo shoes the overweight fairy just gave you! Come on, let’s be realistic.

Realism #1- Last week I went to orientation for school. I would have to disagree with my decent chance of meeting someone at school.
Realism # 2- I will not be meeting someone at work, moving on…
Realism # 3- I have heaps of singles friends who do not like to play matchmaker.
Realism #4- I attend church with a large size singles group who are friends with each other. But they are great friends!
Realism #5- I ONLY have a 1% chance of meeting Prince Charming while walking down the street. I have better chances of meeting the real McDreamy on the street!

Good thing I have my Single Trips to look forward to every year! Shoot the rate I’m going, I will see the whole world before I get married. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, because it assures me I will have lots of fun stories for my kids to hear!