Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What year?

Today I bring you a bit of trivia. I feel that it is important that my readers know everything about the TV world-new and old. Today’s trivia is a bit of old TV news. September 30 marks the anniversary of Cheer’s series premier. WITHOUT using Google, What year did our favorite Boston bar hit TVs around the US? And like all my random contest imaginary high five will be given as the prize. Again the question is…What year did our favorite Boston bar hit TVs around the US?


On a completely different note, I just ate a Panera Bread Grilled Breakfast Sandwich. It was so good! I highly recommend this unhealthy breakfast sandwiches.

Again on a completely different note a really good looking guy just entered my office. I mean not my actually office, because let’s face it, I wouldn’t be typing this post if a gorgeous man was sitting in my office. But, he did just walk past my office. I'm sure I looked attractive stuffing my face with a breakfast sandwich. Actually, I think he’s the supplier of the wonderful unhealthy breakfast sandwiches. Oh there he is again, he just walked by my office. Folks, I must do more investigating on this man. Please excuse me while I turn into Penny from Inspector Gadget.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Fun Fact

Just when I have you all fooled that Okies are completely normal, I hear this bit of information. In Enid, Oklahoma they have declared today- Friday, September 26, 2008, as National Mullet Day. I only wish I was making this up!

In case someone was born yesterday, a mullet is a hairstyle that is short in the front, top, and sides, but long in the back. This hairstyle was mostly popular from the early 1970s to the early 1990s; however, some are still sporting the outdated look. You can find the mullet roaming State Fairs and NASCAR events. Here is a good picture of a mullet. By the way, this is not my family, or anyone from my family, or anyone I even know.
I would like to be the first, and probably the only person to wish you a Happy Mullet Day! Seriously, what would you guys do without my Friday Fun Facts?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Being strong

I like to call Thursday night, Good TV Night. All week I look forward to Thursday nights. Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, Survivor, Without a Trace, and Ugly Betty, what’s not to love? I love all these shows! LOVE THEM! I mean, what other night are you trying to juggle three TV channels at the same time? I suppose some, if not everyone, has invested in TiVo and solved that problem. I am not there yet. Heck, I don’t even have cable. Hey, don’t judge. All the money you spend on cable, I spend on vacations to NYC, Europe, and Hawaii. See, there’s a method to my madness.

Anyway, Thursday equals Good TV Night. Yet, tonight I am skipping Good TV Night. Rare, I know. No, I’m not sick. NO, I don’t have a date. Will you let me explain?

A couple weeks ago I noticed one of the major TV networks was promoting National Stay at Home Week. For some reason this rubbed me the wrong way. I think I hated being told I should stay home for an entire week just to watch TV; or maybe it was because I felt like they wanted everyone to become a couch potato. I know, they are not promoting being a couch potato.
But you see, with a country that is constantly discussing obesity among children and the amount of time children spend in front of the TV; shouldn’t we be promoting something else, maybe National Turn Off Your TV? Why doesn’t this network encourage families to eat dinner together, or go outside to enjoy the great fall weather?

As a TV junky, I think the world might be a better place if we turned off the TV and ventured outside our houses. So tonight I will not be staying home to watchTV. Instead, I’m going to a high school football game with my family.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Be still my heart

Blogger World, I'm in love! It's true. You guys know my sick love for Fiber One Bars. Well now Fiber One has developed a new product, Pop-Tarts. They come in Strawberry, Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Blueberry, and Chocolate, each pastry has 190 calories, 4.5g fat, 36g carbs, 5g fiber, and 4g protein. Folks, my breakfast routine will never be the same. And just so you know, it was love at first sight. I might not be able to find the perfect man, but by golly I can find the perfect breakfast food!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Weekend Updates

Blogger World, its Tuesday. Another weekend has come and gone, which means it’s time for my Weekend Updates. I tried to think of something witty and cleaver for my opening paragraph, but I got nothing. Call it lack of creativity juices this morning. I guess I’ll just jump into the Weekend Updates.

Friday night was a relaxing evening. By the time Friday rolled around I was pretty worn out, but my plans were prefect for the way I was feeling. I spent my Friday evening drinking orange tea and catching up with a friend. You know, it’s nice to just sit down and have a catch up secession. This friend and I have seen each other around town, but never had the chance to just sit down to talk. Sadly, I was so tired I might have been worthless. But I think we both had fun. Who knows, maybe it will become a monthly thing.

Saturday started off right. Every year my church host Day in the City. This is a chance for church members to go out into the city and participate in improving our community appearance while showing God’s love. My first time to participate in Day in the City turned out great! I had a blast. My friend Jessica and I joined another Singles Class in some heavy duty yard work for a Maternity Home. Man, after three hours of pulling weeds, picking up limbs, trimming bushing, and eating two pigs in a blanket I was beat! It was hard work. After Jessica and I were done with our work we left to go eat lunch. I was so tired I could barely eat my salad. Needless to say, when I got home from Day in the City I took a two hour nap.
Saturday night I had an excellent dinner with some college/post college friends. Big thanks for Holly inviting us over for dinner. Again, it was nice to sit down for dinner and catch up with old friends.

Sunday was normal- church, read the paper, and cut out coupons. You know, I wish I was making up my Sunday route but I’m not. But I did watch a horrible movie after I read the paper. I do not recommend Third Wish. HORRIBLE! Sister #1 said it best…you usually don’t pick out bad movies but crap Ok Chick that was horrible. Please just take my advice and don’t waste your money on the flick.
Saturday night Sister #1 and I went to Hometown, USA to attend my parents and Sister #2’s block party. I love block parties! My parents have the coolest neighbors and I always enjoy seeing them. Mostly, because they tell me how good I look. Hey, who doesn’t like a good compliment? One neighbor of my parent’s recently lost some weight and looks awesome. When Sister #1 and I asked how she lost weight she replied…well, I just don’t eat. She went on to inform us that a week ago she had a small whole wheat snicker doodle cookie and gained three pounds, which made us laugh so hard. She said after the cookie weight gain she just stopped eating. Of course she was kidding, but she did cut back on her carbs. I could never give up carbs so I will not be going that route.

So that’s my weekend in a nutshell. I guess it was a pretty relaxed weekend. But I would like to leave you with this….today is International Very Good Looking Damn Smart Women’s Day. Please go celebrate!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Gone fishing

Sister #1 and I are frequently asked why we are still single. People are always offering free advice to us on our dating lives. Case in point, Sister #1’s sixty-year old coworker. He recently told her about the website Plenty of Fish. Of course, we had to get on the website to check out all the fish in the sea. We needed to go fishing. Sadly, this is what we caught...

any girl want to hang out hola at me
easy going guy, good looking, love sports, very active, horoscope-scorpio. I 'd love to meet a nice girl, and good looking, with sense of humor. Interests similar to mine, to love movies,and sports.
I’m not for sure if he’s saying hello in Spanish or “hollar” at me. I’m not even for sure how to spell “hollar”, I prefer speaking in proper English. Granted it is not English at it’s finest, but you get I’m saying.

Looking for something beautiful
I feel as though at this point in my life I have so much to give and no one to share it with. I am loyal to the core and bring a smile to peoples faces.
What the crap does loyal to the core mean?

Ugly mexican seeking fun I guess
I am 6ft 2in mexican/american, shaved head, golden brown skin, mustach, brown eyes, tongue ring and 11 tattoo's. I was married but wife died in 2004 in a car crash. I have 2 kids which i love to death.
At least he’s honest.

here and gone again
Hello , Looking For a girl With a Killer Smile and about yay Tall....and if you are hung up on your X or something like that don't talk to me........
This one made Sister #1 and I laugh. As Sister #1 said…AMEN!

looking for honest woman
looking for honest woman
looking for honest woman
looking for honest woman
looking for honest woman
looking for honest woman
looking for honest woman
looking for an honest man, looking for an honest man, looking for an honest man.

hey you...ya you! *smile* let's chat :)
I am a single guy seeking a woman who is friendly, fun, honest and attractive. I prefer to get to know each other through conversation instead of an autobiography. But, I will say that I am adventurous.
Oh look out he’s adventurous! Ok all kidding aside, this one doesn’t sound sooo bad.

It takes a big ol' sack of flour..."It takes a big ol' sack of flour to make a big ol' pan of biscuits!" -Me.
WHAT! Does he want to make biscuits? Is he telling me he likes biscuits? Is it a prerequisite that I know how to make biscuits? I don’t get it.

Just looking
Single for about 6 months now and have not had time to hit the singles scene. Plus I hate trying to meet people in bars! (Even though I met my last girlfried in one) Looking for someone to have fun.
If you talk about your ex on a singles website, then you are obviously not over her!

I'm I looking 4 you whats up?
Besides not making sense, we liked this one because it is short and sweet. Who am I to judge on grammar. Anyway, he asked himself if he’s looking for you, then he’s nice enough to ask how you are doing. He seems to have manners.

are we rolling the same direction?
I'm the bomb.com........love to laugh...take life as it comes. i shave my head as well as other areas, i have aqua blue eyes, i work out 2 times a week and do cardio everyday.
I do not even know where to start on this one. Are we rolling in the same direction? He’s the bomb.com. Does he reliaze that NO ONE since 1992 has used that phrase. The bomb.com? I’m going to say that no one is rolling in his direction. HAHA! OK, that was lame, sorry. But at least I didn’t call myself THE BOMB.COM!

STOP!!! Your search has ended
Take one giant scoop of fun, blend it with the type of humor that is goofy but hilarious, add one big heaping spoonful of sugar for the sweetness that is me and you've got me...Zebo!!!
This one is kind of cute. It’s creative, sweet, and semi-funny. It made Sister #1 and I laugh.

I guess the saying is true...there are plenty of fish in the sea. However, Sister #1 and I threw all our fish back. I guess we can hope for a better breed of fish next time.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Fun Fact

Today, Friday September 19, is Talk like a Pirate Day. For the remainder of the day, I encourage everyone to start talking like a Pirate. If you can't talk like one, then dress the part. Who knows maybe you'll end up with this guy...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Help, I need somebody, Help, not just anybody

It’s 3:00pm on Thursday. Why is this so important? Well it’s Cookie Thursday…my invention. About two months ago, I sweet talked one of the vendors to bring Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies every Thursday. At the time it was a brilliant idea; I still think it’s a brilliant idea. However, now I’m trying to be a good healthy girl and resist the warm chocolate chip cookie. Also, I need my new clothes to continue to fit. As of right now, I’ve resisted the warm cookie for about 2 minutes. Folks, you are seeing will power at it’s finest!!! I’m a healthy eater, but hot cookies are a weakness. Hopefully, if I keep typing this post I’ll forget about the cookies. Highly doubtful, but it’s worth a try.

To help keep my mind off the cookies I will post about my newest adventure…another half marathon. Last week I started training for my 4th half marathon. This half marathon is important because I’m going to rerun my first ever half marathon, in hopes of improving my performance. It shouldn’t be too hard. My first half marathon was in Dallas, which is where I will return in December. Three years ago when I ran my first half marathon I did horrible. My time was horrible and to make matters worse I spent three hours after the race in the medical tent puking my guts out. Like I said, I did horrible. I began the hardcore training with a goal. My goal is to run this half marathon in or under two hours. So until December, no more cookies! Alright, we all know that cannot happen. Blogger World, surely you have clued in on my love for food, which does include hot chocolate chip cookies. So the odds of resisting a cookie every Thursday for like three months is pretty slim. But today I have been strong. If I’m not mistaken, all the cookies are gone. This means I can wrap up this post, because you have helped me get through my cookie meltdown. Thanks, blogger world.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Weekend Updates

Due to popular demand- Ok, it was really just a request from The Roommate. But a very demanding request I might add. I figured I better post the rest of my weekend, or live in fear of The Roommate. I mean, she does live with me. SO to keep The Roommate happy, here’s the rest of Weekend Updates….

Saturday was all about food. First meal was…well breakfast but it was just Honey Nut Cherries, nothing fancy. The first real meal, otherwise known as lunch, was provided by my friend Holly. She cooked me lunch, nice huh. We had a great meal of leftovers. She made salad and cooked carrots, while I bought some awesome leftovers that my friend Casie made Thursday night. Yes, it was a random meal, but we didn’t care. We had a good laugh about the wide variety of food.
The second meal was provided by me! I had two college friends over for dinner. We had an enjoyable time catching up and talking about the old times. After a lengthy dinner we decided to meet up with another friend. My friends and I ended up at a club for old people. I’m dead serious. There’s a place in town that plays live music but the crowd is a bit older. We definitely had some great people watching. This is what we were watching on the dance floor- two couples that looked like rejects from Dancing with the Stars, a lady that could be my grandmother dancing in high heels, a forty year old lady dancing in a short skirt or long shirt, and couples that looked like they might break their hip if they kept dancing. All around, it was a fun night. Sidenote: the grandma in heels is my hero!

Blogger World, you have not lived until you’ve visited The Great State Fair of Oklahoma. You want to talk about people watching! Sunday, The Roommate and I went to The Great State Fair of Oklahoma. Yes, I’m going to keep referring to it as The Great State Fair of Oklahoma, because it’s just that great. The Roommate and I had loads of fun at The Great State Fair of Oklahoma. First of all, we ate great food. I had a cinnamon roll, lemonade, and kettle corn. My favorite food at The Great State Fair of Oklahoma is Dan’s Indian Tacos. However, I’d already eaten lunch so the Indian Taco was out, which is why I had the cinnamon roll, lemonade, and kettle corn. DUH! I was going to try Fried Mashed Potatoes but then I remembered I don’t really like Mashed Potatoes.
The best part of the fair; I mean The Great State Fair of Oklahoma was looking at all the animals. I usually do not walk through the stables, because it stinks. But we were walking right past the brand new stables and I suggested we take a peak. OH MAN! This was a bonding experience for The Roommate and I. WE GOT TO WATCH A CHICK HATCH FROM AN EGG. I kid you not. It was the coolest thing ever! The fair people set up a birth center for kids to view all types of baby animals. There were pigs, goats, and chicks. Ok, so they didn’t have that many animals to see, but this exhibit did allow children to observe baby animals. Now although I’m twenty-seven, I have the attention span of an eight year old and maturity level of a ten year old. I felt those two things qualified me to walk through the children’s area. While we were walking through the kid’s area, we noticed a ton of people standing around a huge fish tank. We discovered that everyone was watching chicks hatch from their eggs. While The Roommate and I were standing there, we witnessed a baby chick peck its way into the world. Very cool!

As you can see I did not let Idiot Guy #1 ruin my weekend. My dad did not raise his daughters to fold that easily. Nope, some good fatten’ food and people watching always cures a bummer Friday night.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Life as a Bachelorette

Last time I post a Life as a Bachelorette, I flew in a private jet to Small Town, TX. It was a huge highlight in my 27 years of existence. However, not all days as a bachelorette involve flying in private jets and eating doughnuts. There are nights when I sit at home by myself, on a Friday night. I know! It sometimes shocks me as well. But to prove my point let’s talk about my Friday night.

Two weeks ago my friend, Idiot Guy #1- not to be confused with Guy #1, and I made plans to hang out. Due to his busy schedule and my… not so busy schedule we decided this past Friday would be the best time for us to hang out. A little background information on Idiot Guy #1; we’ve been friends for about 3 years, he has the coolest job out of all my friends, and he’s very fun to be around. So with all that said, I was excited to spend Friday evening with Idiot Guy #1.

Here’s how this tale unfolded. Try to stay with me and remember all this takes place last week…
Monday I discovered that a mutual friend planned her birthday party on Friday night, the Friday night Idiot Guy #1 and I made plans. I knew Idiot Guy #1 and her were good friends and assumed he would need/want to be at the birthday party. Monday night I sent a text to Idiot Guy #1 inquiring about our Friday night plans. He responded…I’m not canceling on you. Silly me took that to mean, he wasn’t going to cancel on me. The next day, Tuesday, two different friends invited me to the Jewel concert that was also Friday night. Of course, I said no to both friends because Idiot Guy #1 and I had plans. Wednesday night I check to make sure our plans are still on. Again, I’m told he was not going to cancel on me, which made me feel better about giving up Jewel tickets. You know, twenty dollar Jewel tickets, to her outdoor concert, where food and drink is include in the ticket price, the famous Jewel! Anyway, let’s fast forward to Friday. I’m in an aerobics when I noticed that Idiot Guy #1 tried to call me. I called Idiot Guy #1 back and he informed me that he’d gotten a lot of crap for wanting to ditch his friend’s birthday party. Then he went on about how he didn’t want to cancel on me, but thought he should probably go to the party. YOU THINK! THIS IS WHY I ASKED TWICE IF YOU WANTED TO CANCEL!!!! IDIOT GUY #1 spent five minutes of my precious time hemming-hawing around when he finally settled with a decision. At 6:30pm, Friday night the decision was made to kick me to the curb and go to the party. However, he did feel bad for ditching me, and offered to bring me cheesecake. I replied….sounds good, surprise me with the flavor. I’m still waiting on my cheesecake.

But do not feel sorry for Ok Chick. Due to my unexpected free Friday night I managed to be very productive. I mowed the yard, cleaned, baked a cake for Saturday, and watched a very educational Dateline. Also, I was able to obtain the recommended eight hours of sleep. Really, the night was great. Who doesn’t like spending a Friday night at home mowing, cleaning, and baking?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The fastest way to my heart

This morning I stopped for my routine caffeine fix. I’m seriously getting addicted to these stupid nonfat Chais. Anyway, I walked inside my beloved Strabucks when the unthinkable happened….

Good morning OK Chick. I just started your drink. I hope it’s a Tall Day and not a Grande Day!

I was blown away! Talk about service. The guy knew my name, my real name, and he had my drink ready by the time I paid. Zero wait time. There was even a huge line at the drive-thru, and they still took care of me first. I love Starbucks. I don’t care what you say! My MBA friend, Thomas, always said Starbucks is the Wal-Mart of coffee; or something like that. But I disagree when it comes to service. The last time I checked, no one at Wal-Mart knew my name. Heck, they aren’t even friendly half the time. Today, I tip my hat off to my Strabucks guy. Thanks for making my morning. It’s because of you that I am going broke and addicted to these overpriced drinks.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Just a small town girl, livin in a lonely world

This morning one of the local radio stations was having a heated discussion. One of the DJs had found a recent online survey- Top Songs Played at College Parties. Yes, I understand very life or death. Anyway, I caught the survey, listened to DJs opinions, and then flipped the channel to my normal morning radio station. Even though I didn’t really care about the DJs opinions I did find the survey interesting. Here are the Top Songs Played at College Parties:

10. Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
9. Garth Brooks - Friends In Low Places
8. Van Halen - Runnin’ With The Devil
7. Boston - More Than A Feeling
6. Anything by Jack Johnson or any other marginally talented acoustic guitar-based singer
5. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
4. Rick Springfield - Jessie’s Girl
3. Anything by or featuring Lil Wayne
2. Bon Jovi - Livin’ On A Prayer
ANNNNNDDDD the #1 song, my ringtone…….
Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’

Now don’t get me wrong I love most of these songs. No, scratch that- I like them all. Well, I’m not a huge fan of Friends in Love Places. Garth is a great singer, but growing up in OK you heard the song everyday, every hour for about three years straight- the song got old. But all around, I find this list to be a great list of songs. As a matter of fact, most of these songs are on my iPod. However, my question is why are college students still playing songs that were popular in the earlier 80s, like when I was the ripe age of one? I understand that Jack Johnson and Lil Wayne are newer, but the other eight songs are from the 80s. I also understand that these are great songs, classics if you will, but really? Are college students so lame that they cannot find new songs to play at their frat parties? I shake my head and pass this information off to you, Blogger World. Please help the younger generation. Now if you would excuse me...I feel like listening to some Boston.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Weekend Updates

About twenty minutes ago I was having a huge debate in my head- go to lunch or wait twenty minutes to join my normal lunch partners. Here’s how the debate was playing out in my head…. I don’t want to eat alone, but yet I’m starving and tired of working.
I solved the debate by eating a bag of Mini Oreos and typing up this blog post. Am I good or what?
Ok, I know this first paragraph is way cheesy; but really, these are the things I think about during my day. Let me just get on with the post before you move on to a new blog.

Blogger World, Friday night was the peak of my exciting weekend. Friday night I went to see Mamma Mia, the musical, with my old coworker/friend. This was my second time to see the musical and I loved it again. I believe Mamma Mia has taken the #2 spot for favorite musical of all time. It’s a big move on my list. It was listed as #3 on my favorite musical of all time.
My old coworker/friend has a new job at a very big company here in OKC. Her company was a big sponsor so we were able to buy our tickets early, which means we got to sit close. I like sitting where I can see things. I mean don’t get me wrong, nose bleed section is cool but sometimes it’s nice to see what’s happening on stage.

Well what can I say about Saturday? I guess we can say Saturday was my day of relaxing? However, I didn’t just lie around doing nothing all day. I was very productive on my Saturday. First, I spent most of my afternoon ironing. I hate ironing. Not only do I hate ironing, I suck at ironing- hence why it took me all afternoon to iron my dress shirts. If I ever have a husband, he better know how to iron. Second part of the day, was spent battling all the families at the grocery store. I went to the grocery store during the 3rd quarter of the OU game. I figured everyone would be watching the game. WRONG! Everyone in the greater OKC area must have decided to go grocery shopping during the 3rd quarter. While I was at the grocery store I decided I would be a thrifty girl and use my new online coupons. I purposely purchased certain items. These were things I had coupons for, so I assumed I would be getting a better deal. I was really proud of myself because I was going to save over $6.50. Well, I get up to the register to check out and the snot nose register boy says… “I’m sorry, we do not except online coupons.” I was beyond furious! He couldn’t have told me that before he scanned every item. OH NO! We had to say it after everything was bagged. Oh I was mad. I’m still mad. I will no longer be going to that grocery store. They have been nixed from my list!!! Sadly, that’s all Saturday entailed. Oh wait…Sister #1 and I did make ourselves a great steak dinner and watched Catch Me if You Can.

Big day! Sunday, was my first day back as a Sunday School Teacher. You are looking at the newest Sunday School Teacher for a handful of 4th graders. It was way fun! We played games for a whole hour. I beat them all.

Well there you have it, the first weekend in September. It included Abba music, ironing, fighting for groceries, and helping 4th graders learn their memory verse. You know, a normal weekend for OK Chick!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday Fun Facts

I started this post earlier and I couldn't get my pictures to line up right. Annoying! BUT today is Friday, and what is a Friday without some of OK Chick's Friday Fun Facts? I mean, would your Friday be complete? I will just answer that question for you...no it wouldn't be complete. Today I thought I would take time out of my busy schedule to post my new favorite things. I hope you have come to realize that the favorite things list changes daily. Although, some things are always on the list. Nonfat Chais, pedicures, and flowers are always on my favorite things list; just FYI for Blogger World. Ok, enough rambling here's my new favorite things....

Coldplay-Viva La Vida. My new favorite song. This morning I heard it on the radio, and I declared it my new favorite song. This song has replaced my old new favorite song- Chris Brown's Forever. Sidenote: I get to see Coldplay in November.

Uncle Ben's Ready Rice. Blogger World, this was my dinner last night. It was tasty and it only took 90 seconds. Oh, and not to mention I didn't have to clean up a pot or pan. This was a great side dish to my frozen fish thing.

College Football. Yes, I am a fan of college football. No, I am not one of those crazy paint my face fans. My favorite is when I actually attend the games. But until my vendors pull through, I will be enjoying the games from the comfort of my home on my 30' TV. Don't be jealous of me because you have a big TV.

Cookbook. This is my favorite cookbook. Back in April I bought this cookbook for myself and The Cousin. I bought it for me becuase I wanted it, and it was a bday present for The Cousin. I've been enjoying this cookbook ever since I graduated. Hungry Girl has compiled some great recipes, and of course all of them are healthy. I highly recommend this cookbook.

There you have it...my new favorite things. Love them, hate them, but at least I entertained you for a few minutes. Always the top goal here at This is my world...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Weekend Updates

Blogger World, the wait is over. I have found some time in my busy schedule to babble about my weekend. Brace yourself folks, because it’s getting ready to get exciting! It’s taken me two days to recover from this weekend.

Ok, so scratch the whole first paragraph of this post because zero excitement happened on Friday night. But I promise the excitement is coming. I spent my Friday night eating tomato soup and reading a book. Stop laughing! It was a good book. It was one of those books you couldn’t put down. I wanted to finish the book, which I did by the way. And in case you were wondering, the tomato soup I had was horrible. It literally was the worst soup I have ever made, and I usually make great tomato soup. I wasted three tomatoes on that soup!

Now the excitement begins. Saturday was a travel day, which meant I got to go to the airport! I love airports. My dad and I were taking a short weekend trip to….Austin, TX! The Land of the Longhorns. After a quick layover in Dallas we finally landed in Longhorn Land. Seriously, these people are serious about football. I saw more nasty orange than I have ever seen in my life!
The first order of business in Austin was to pick up our race packets. You see, my dad and I were in Austin to run a race. Would you expect anything less from us? We were running The Nike Human Race. The Nike Human Race was a race that was hosted in 25 cities around the world, with Austin being one of three US cities to host the race. Nike’s goal was to have 1 million people run a 10K in a matter of 24 hours. I believe they had 900,000 run in all 25 cities. When I read about the race I just knew I had to be involved. It sounded too fun, and Austin isn’t too far from OKC. So I signed us up for my dad’s birthday present.
After we picked up our race packet at 24 Hour Fitness, we were off to find football tickets. Yes, yours truly went to a Longhorns football game. I know! It’s such a no-no. But to be fair, I did not cheer for Texas or the other team. I basically just went into the game cheering for both sides, or not really caring. My dad and I just went because we’d never been to a home Texas football game, and we both like college football. It was a fun game and we had excellent tickets. Also, it was a start studded football game. Before the game they retired Vince Young’s number, so he was there with some of his NFL homeboys. I guess this is when I should mention that I saw my boy Matthew. It’s true, he walked right beside me at the game. NO LIE!
Day #1 of Austin was turning out to be loads of fun.

Sunday was race day, except not until 6:00pm so we had all day to explore Austin. First, we ate breakfast at a cool outdoor restaurant. Blogger World, you know I love eating outside and the food was excellent. I wish I could remember the name of the place, but I don’t.
After breakfast we drove the race course. I hate not knowing a course when I run …whether it’s 5Ks or ½ marathons. I like to know when I’m half way done. As we were driving the course I realized something…Austin has some freakin’ hills. I feel that I can safely classify these hills as small mountains. This would probably be the time that I started thinking…HOLY CRAP I CANNOT RUN 6 MILES WITH THESE MOUNTAINS!
When I'd calm down from my freak out session we parked our rental car and decided to walk around downtown Austin. You know, because running 6 miles later that night wasn’t enough for my dad. Blogger World, you think I’m A.D.D you should meet my dad. He’s 1,000 times worse than me. However, walking around ended up being fun because we got to see Ben Harper warm up for his concert. After the race Ben Harper was putting on an outdoor concert for all the runners. I’m telling you, Nike pulled out all the stops for this race.
Alright, I’ll fast forward to the race. This post is getting long and I’m tried of typing. Hang in their Blogger World I’m almost done. SO the race started at 6:00pm, but we got down there at 4:30pm. Again, my dad is super ADD-can’t sit still for anything! But it was a good thing we got down there early because 15,000 people decided the race sounded fun too. I have never run in a race with 15,000 people. It’s pretty….crowded, but in a way fun. At 6:00pm the gun was shot and 15,000 crazy runners went jogging through downtown Austin. It took my dad and I over 6 minutes to even cross the starting line. What a great race. We ran through downtown Austin, around the University of Texas campus, and ended at the capital. Hands down one of the funniest races I have ever run! I’m proud to say that I finished the race, with a decent time. I also rubbed shoulders with my boy Matthew again, along with his BFF Lance Armstrong. OK fine-I didn’t rub shoulders with them, but they ran at the race. Part of the money Nike raised from the race went to The Lance Armstrong Foundation, hence why the race was in Austin and why Lance was at the race.

We flew home. I drug home so tired that I had to take a nap. After a four hour nap it was dinner with Holly, Sister #1, and another friend. I tried out a new Rachel Ray recipe on my friends. This one turned out better than my gross tomato soup. You live and learn people!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Teaser

Until I have time to write a Weekend Updates, I thought I would tease you with this. They were part of my weekend.....