Thursday, December 31, 2009

For those of us who fear of falling on the treadmill.

Blogger World, today you are in for a treat. I have a guest blogger, MJ. Yes, MJ is the same MJ I blogged about last week. Go ahead, I know you all want to scroll down and look at his picture again. We'll wait. Better? So folks, Happy New Year and I'm now turning it over to MJ. Take it way MJ.....

I am very excited to be a guest blogger on OK Chick's highly acclaimed blog. Here is a story for all of you faithful readers to enjoy. This is 100% true.

I am training for the full marathon, which is in OKC in April. I have been training a month now and 3 miles is now nothing. Such a great point to reach. However, yesterday I made a classic mistake in the world of running.

So I go to run my usual 3 miles. No big deal. Right? One minor detail you will need to know before we start the running story. Earlier today, the OKC Thunder was hosting a blood drive downtown. Of course they were giving free game tickets if you went and donated, so I did. I usually donate blood and laugh at people when they faint. I have never fainted in my life...

After I donated blood at 1 pm, I went and saw Avatar. Not in 3D...too soon...they were sold out. I had to see it in regular vision. Whatever. So I ate a great dinner and I am feeling on top of my game. I then decide,'s time to run. It's been a while since I donated blood, so I am good to go.

8 pm rolls around. I go to the gym and get on my usual treadmill. However, I look to my left and see my best friend Austin from high school. I haven't seen Austin since we graduated in 2002. So, yeah, I was excited to talk to him after I ran. Here is where the story gets good. I look down and realize I need to speed up my usual 6.5 speed to a 10. I have this thing where I have to finish a 5k in less than 25 minutes. It's a guy thing. So, I increased my pace. I was feeling good and almost done. Then all of a sudden with .15 of a mile left...I started feeling weird. My vision was getting blurry. "Oh well, I need to finish" is what ran across my mind. The minute I am done, I push the stop button. Something hits me like a train. My vision is quickly fading. My hands are shaking. My friend Austin (high school buddy) looks at me and says "are you okay? You are GREEN!" I respond...yeah I just need to sit....and that is all I remember. I PASSED OUT ON THE FLOOR. How embarrassing! I have NEVER passed out. Ever. So after a couple of seconds, I come to and see Austin and the owner of the gym standing over me. I have just realized I passed out. I got Gatoraid and many sad looks from fellow gym members.

I passed out. End of story. Don't donate blood and run in the same day. Choose one. Only one.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The most wonderful cheese

Blogger World, yesterday for lunch I had a turkey sandwich. I understand this isn't a blog worthy statement, but I'm getting to the important part...hang with me.
On this turkey sandwich, I swapped my normal Fat Free (no taste) American Cheese for Lowfat Laughing Cow Cheese. Folks, have you tried this stuff? If not, it's a must. I've been using Laughing Cow for some time, but I have never put it on a sandwich. Normally, I add LC to dishes that require cream cheese. It's a perfect swap for cream cheese. However, yesterday I was feeling a bit crazy and decided to try it on a sandwich. I paired the LC with spicy mustard, and boy was it tasty. I recommend everyone try Laughing Cow Cheese, if you haven't already. You'll have to trust me on this one. I mean, have I ever steered you wrong when it comes to food? Of course not. Who introduced you to Fiber One Bars. Me! And we all love those, right???

Monday, December 28, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I have returned from Land of the Hogs. When I arrived home I was greeted with a feet of snow in the ditches and in my backyard. Blogger World, Oklahoma does not receive feet of snow. We're more of an inches type of state. From what I've heard around the office, and on the World News, OKC was pretty much closed down during Christmas. I'm sure that was a sight to see.

This morning the roads were still semi bad. I left super early so I could beat the rush hour traffic. I do not like driving on icy streets along idiots. I prefer to have the road to myself, so I can drive grandma speed. However before I ventured to work, I stopped at Starbucks for a drink. The roads are never too bad for a hot drink from Starbucks! By the way, I'm loaded up with gift certificates to Starbucks. I can drink nonfat Chai/nonfat Steamers until my heart gives out. This makes my butt and thighs very happy.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas from OK Chick...

and this random guy in the background. He's a huge fan of This is my world, you can tell by the way he's looking at the camera. But all kidding aside, Merry Christmas from my family to yours.

Now if you would excuse me, I have to prepare for my trip to Land of the Hogs.

Monday, December 21, 2009

You have not lived until see the play, A Territorial Christmas Carol: An Oklahoma Tradition in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Thanks to a fellow blogger, MJ and I were given discounted tickets to the play. We sat second row! We were so close we could see the actors spit. Not, that they did a lot of spitting. The reason MJ and I traveled to Guthrie, was to see this kiddo perform. I believe she was on the stage about 4 times, and she did a great job!

For your viewing pleasure, I have added a picture of MJ and I after the play. No, the picture is a bit blurry, it's not your eyes. However, if you tilt your head to the right and close your left eye, we look normal.

Fun night was had by all!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Hello Blogger World! I'm coming to you live from Hometown, USA! I took the day off work due to a dentist appointment and an orthodontist appointment- both appointments are in Hometown, USA. Before my dentist appointment, I thought I'd post something.

I just went through the worst pain at the orthodontist. My bottom teeth are not moving fast enough, so my orthodontist decided to take matters into his own hands; and saw my teeth. Folks, they actually have a device that fits between your teeth and it saws your teeth. Who in the world developed this sawing device? I want it noted that I hate this person!

Does anyone else's scalp get dry during winter? Why does this happen?

My parent's Christmas tree is the prettiest tree I have ever seen. It's 10ft tall and full of cool ornaments.

Why do people with British accents sound cooler than everyone else?

Recently, I went to a Starbucks and found five good looking guys standing in line for drinks. After some careful examining I found that all five guys were ring less. HA! What are the odds? One of the five was standing in front of me and started chatting with me. After some small talk I discovered he was there for his weekly bible study, with his other friends. In my mind I'm thinking...WOW five hot single guys meeting at Starbucks to study the bible! However, in response to one out of five's explanation all I could say was...SHUT UP! Yes, go ahead and stamp SINGLE FOR LIFE across my forehead.

I need a new toilet. Mine is broken and just needs to be replaced. I don't want to spend my money on a toilet. I want to buy something more glamorous, like...well anything besides a toilet!

I sent out my Christmas cards early last week. I have only received four in the mail. Should I be concerned or do people not send out Christmas cards anymore?

This year marks year #28 without a Christmas date. I have this silly dream of going on a date with someone during Christmas. I want to go ice skating outside, drink hot chocolate, and look at Christmas lights.

Blogger World, I'm happy to report that last week I successfully folded a fitted sheet. Another life long goal accomplished!

My mom does not put names on our Christmas presents. She assigns different color wrapping paper to each of us girls. She does this to try to cut back on someone, me, trying to look at the presents early.

All About Steve was the worst movie I saw last year. Do not buy All About Steve for anyone!

Ok, I'm done Rambling, it's time for my dentist appointment.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The End Result

Blogger World, Saturday night was my office party. After three post about My Plus 1, The Shoes, and The Sweater we finally have an end result picture. Sadly, this picture was taken after the party on an iPhone. I really feel that an actual camera would have captured my beauty better. Ok, I'm totally kidding.
As you can see, I wore The Shoes and The Sweater. The downer of the evening was you could not see The Shoes, due to the length of my pants. I know, it made me sad too. Another downer, was my hair was not having a good hair night! This would explain why I'm doing the ponytail/headband thing. The bad hair night annoyed me greatly! You see, earlier in the day, I was having an awesome hair day. I went to a kiddos 1st birthday party, and I was rockin' a great hair style; which would have been awesome if any single male species had attended the party. But you know, at a child's 1st birthday party, I was kind of the only single/childless person there. A good hair day wasted on a bunch of married people and 1 year olds.

MrT was a great party date, and I'm so thankful he went to the party with me! We took a picture together, but I see he conveniently forgot to send it to me. It wasn't one of our best, but it was semi-cute. I'll try to get the picture from him and post later. I know you guys are dying to see us together. No? Oh, I think you are lying.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Sweater

I purchased this sweater to match the shoes (below). As you can see, the sweater will keep me from freezing my tail off Saturday night. (Insert eye roll here) I really just needed something red so I could justify purchasing the shoes.

Stay tuned, or just check back Monday, for a picture of the complete outfit.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Shoes

My work Christmas party oufit is coming along very nicely. Tonight, I purchased the shoes. Blogger World, meet my fancy new shoes....
Aren't they lovely? I really think they bring my outfit together. Ok, not really. The truth is, the shoes were too beautiful to pass up. I could just hear my friends from LTC:What Not Wear telling me to purchase the shoes, so I did.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Meet my Plus 1

Last year my company's Christmas party was painless. I didn't have to find a date for the party; and I didn't have to find an outfit. Heck, all I had to do was show up to work. It was very nice. However, this year my company is back to having fancy evening weekend parties; which means I need a date and an outfit. Well, I have one of those things accomplished. Blogger World, I would like to introduce you to my date....
MrT. He has been my Christmas Party Date for three years. My coworkers love him. They actually like him better than me. What can I say, I surround myself with cool people!
Thank you MrT for being my Christmas Party Date for the 3rd year. I promise, someday I'll meet someone and you will not have to go anymore.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Lessons Learned from Expensive Cable

This weekend was pretty blah! All weekend I did the same three things; baby-sit other people's kids, work, and watch Lifetime movies/expensive cable. I know, can we say fun with a capital F!
Today marks week #2 of expensive cable. I've reached the half way mark, and I must say I've picked up a few things from the extended channels. For example....

I do not trust a skinny cook. Saturday morning I was watching Sandra Lee's cooking show. She was making appetizers for one of her fancy parties. I'm sure it was a party where she will look beautiful, serve food that only matches her outfit, and serve a cocktail that matches her couch. But as I was watching her show, I decided she probably has no idea what her stuff mushroom taste like because she hasn't tried one since 1984. If I'm going to listen to someone who cooks, they better look like they eat. This is why I love Paula Deen. She looks like she eats. She's a real woman. She uses butter for crying out loud!

A gallon of paint, screw driver, hammer, dirt, and a 2X4 is all you need to make a room awesome! Oh and a $1,000, because every project cost $1,000.

If someone breaks into my car, I feel confident that I can track down the bad guy. You see, first I would dust for finger prints. Then I would run the finger prints on Oklahoma State Police computer program. Finally, after talking with my super cute lab guy, I would track down the dude. Simple as pie!

Does Hannah Montana think we are stupid? Duh, we all know that it's really Miley dressed in a wig. Also, why is her brother so goofy? He's suppose to be older, but yet he hangs out with what appears to be a seven year old name Rico. I don't get it. But, I do like some of the clothes she wears on the show. What? They're cute.

Like I said at the start, I watched a lot of TV this weekend. Hey, I never said it was good TV.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Fun Facts

335 days out of the year I have cheap cable. You see, I'm a cheap person. I try to be as tight with my money as humanly possible. Don't roll your eyes at me, I'm not joking. I'm tight! A few years ago, my aunt told me about Cox's $11 a month cable package. This cheap cable comes with the basic channels, a few Spanish channels, a lot of crappy news channels, Lifetime (which is a necessity for any girl), and my favorite- Bravo.

However, for about 30 days out of the year, I splurge for expensive cable. By expensive cable I mean the basic cable package that 90% of Americans have in their house. You might be wondering why I splurge for expensive cable for only 30 days? Well, I do this so I can watch my Chritsmas movies on ABC Family. I know this sounds very dork, but Blogger World I never claimed to be cool.

Wednesday night I was flipping around my expensive channels and landed on VH1. I like VH1, they still play some music on their channel, and they have those really cool- I Love the 80's countdowns. Well, as luck would have it, I stumbled on one of VH1's great countdowns, 100 Greatest 1 Hit Wonders of the 80s. You better believe I wasted 2 hours of my life to see who was number 1. Blogger World any guesses on the greatest 1 Hit Wonder of the 80s????? Come on guess?? Fine the greatest 1 Hit Wonder was.....Dexys Midnight Runners: “Come on Eileen”
I fully support VH1's choice. Come on Eileen is a great song! If I was a smart computer gir, I'd post the video, but I'm not so just sing the song in your head.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

One of the winners....

Remember the pictures I took with The Sisters for my parent's Christmas present? Remember? Come on Blogger World, work with me! Well, here is one of the pictures we've decided to frame for my parents.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving with OK Chick

I realize Thanksgiving was last week, and we've all moved on to Christmas. However, I actually documented the holiday with pictures, so I'm posting the pictures. Here is my Thanksgiving with the family.

The Run
First, ok second, race out of retirement. I ran the whole thing, and MrT was there to cheer me on. Ok, not really. He was there in the crowd, but he didn't cheer me on until I ran past him. He didn't even know I was running the race, but when he saw me he cheered real loud.

Here is a picture of my dad and I after we made it home from the race. My mom got mad at my dad because he wouldn't put his number back on his shirt. My mom told him my "Blogger People" wouldn't think he ran the race. By the way, if you look in the background of this picture (corner left) you see different paint colors on the wall. My parents are having the house transformed this week. My mom has a hard time making decisions, which is why there are 5 different paint colors on the wall. Praise Jesus the kitchen wallpaper is going in the trash!
The Food
Blogger World, please notice half my plate is green vegetables. See, I eat healthy!
All Done
Blogger World, my family is a very casual family. We are not your stuffy country club family. I guess if you ever had any doubt, you could just look at my mom's fine china. Don't laugh, those miss matched plastic cups have taken years to collect. My favorite is the blue Miller Lite cup. It's the special family cup. Oh not because we like Miller Lite, but because someone stole it from the old Dallas Cowboys stadium. I think my dad stole the cup.
This year dessert was made by Sister #1. Cute, huh? Everyone had their very own apple pie shaped as an apple. This is my apple, and I ate the whole thing. Don't judge me! If you start to judge me, see picture #1.
Preparing for Black Friday
After lunch Sister #1, my mom, and I studied the ads for Black Friday shopping. I only looked over the ads for a short time. Basically, long enough for Sister #2 to take this picture. However, Sister #1 looked over the ads for 3 hours. I think she was doing it so she didn't have to help decorate the Christmas Tree. (Insert Eye Roll Here)

Well, there you have it...Thanksgiving with OK Chick. Didn't you feel like part of the family?

Monday, November 30, 2009

Early Christmas Present

Blogger World I have an awesome Thanksgiving post for you, but sadly you will have to wait until tomorrow. Today, I received my first Christmas present, and I must post about my first Christmas present!

It's no secret that I get cold at work. I usually walk around the office wearing a fleece jacket that is four sizes too big. And the days I wear skirts, I always have my legs wrapped around my fleece blanket. I'm basically the office joke.

Today, I walked into my office to find an early Christmas present waiting for me. A Snuggie. The Food Lady, who I love again, bought me a Snuggie. It's not just a Plain Jane Snuggie, it's a fancy Snuggie. The Zebra print Snuggie. I love it! I love it so much I'm wearing it right now.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'm thankful for....

Well, it's that time of year again, Thanksgiving. It's the time of year when people self evaluate and give thanks. In pure This is my world fashion, I present you with my Thankful List.

1. Family. Of course, my family is number 1 on the list. We are one big happy family! We love each other and we enjoy being around each other. We only drive each other nuts part of the time. Kidding.
2. Northwest Airlines. Heck ya I'm thankful for these people! I'm thankful for Northwest getting me safely to and from my destinations. Also, if everything goes to plan this summer, they will give me a free airplane ticket.
3. Starbucks. I'm still thankful for my Starbucks Friends. Blogger World, I think it would be easier if I let you know when this changes. As long as they keep producing great Nonfat Chai, we'll be friends forever.
4. Apples. Lately, I've found a deep love for apples. They are cheap and tasty. Also, there are so many different apples out there, I never get tired of eating them! FYI- I think Target has the best apples.

So there you have it, my Thankful List. I hope everyone has a wonder Thanksgiving. By the way Blogger World, I am very thankful for you too! Thank you for allowing me to blog stalk you.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lookin' Good OK Chick, Lookin' Good

It's not often I own clothes, accessories, or shoes that famous people are currently wearing. Ok, let me rephrase that statement. I NEVER own clothes, accessories or shoes that famous people wear. NEVER. So you can understand my surprise when I noticed super cute actress Reese Witherspoon was caught wearing shoes that I recently purchased. Please notice Reese's shoes. I even drew a jacked up arrow for you guys. Yes, I am fully aware it's a bad arrow, but I'm not good at the whole editing pictures thing. Deal with it.

A month ago I purchased these shoes at Payless. I paid $7 for the comfy shoes, which is a great bargain. Blogger World for today, we are going to pretend that Reese bought her shoes at Payless too! Isn't it fun to play in pretend world? Shhhh I don't want to hear about her shoes being Ugg or some other ridiculously expensive brand. they are from Payless.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Adventures in Redbox

A few months ago I wanted to rent a movie. It was a Friday night, I had no life, and nothing was on TV. If you ask me, components for a movie rental night. Upon renting my movie at Blockbuster, I was informed that it was going to cost $5 to rent the movie. FIVE DOLLARS! Folks, I was renting 17 Again. I was 100% sure 17 Again was not going to be worth $5! But since it was a Friday night, I had no life, and nothing was on TV- I chalked up the $5 for 17 Again. Oh and by the way, 17 Again is not worth $5!

Ok, so fast forward to Friday night. I decided to rent a movie for the evening. Since Blockbuster has decided to start charging an arm and leg for renting movies, my only option was Redbox. It was my first time to experience the Redbox. The experience went like this:

I arrived at Walgreens to check out a movie. I waited patiently in line for my turn. While in line, I watch the people in front of me so I would know the Redbox process. It was finally my turn, after 5 minutes of waiting. I approached the screen and touched it to start the movie deciding process. I looked over the first page of choices, none sparked my interest. Next page. Wait, how do you turn the page? I look for an arrow. Nope. I look for a button that says next, no luck. Heck, I even scan the screen with my finger like it's an iPhone, no luck and I looked stupid. I began to panic, people started forming a rather large line behind me. I turned to the woman behind me for help. She looks at me like I have three heads. Finally, a woman my mom's age ask if I needed help. Sheepishly I reply yes. She helped me find Ghost of Girlfriends Past. Please don't judge my movie selection.
After the work of finding a movie I was ready to go pay and leave! I punched the check out button with my finger. I tried to scan my credit card but Redbox would not except my card. I tried again, and again, and again. Finally, a rather good looking guy, from the back of the line, came to rescue me. He must have had the magic touch, because he was able to get my credit card to scan. I thanked him and went back to looking at the ground, or the screen, basically anywhere but this guys face. Did I mention I looked like death because I had just finished my 3 aerobics classes. Single ladies, never go to Redbox without applying make-up! NEVER! When my movie spit out, I quietly thanked the guy and I rushed away from Redbox machine.

All-in-all an ok Redbox experience. Ghost of Girlfriends Past was alright, but it was only a $1!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Fun Facts

Is your laptop your BFF? Do you carry it with you every where? Are you constantly on the Internet? If you answered yes to these three questions, then you need help. OR you are just a big PC fan, which means you should be excited about today's Friday Fun Fact. Today, November 20, is Name Your PC Day. So go ahead and take a moment to name your BFF. I personally, have already named my laptop-Lappy. Enjoy your Name Your PC Day.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hollywood Fashion 101

Blogger World, I'm going to declare today's post as a public service announcement. The picture to the left was found on I check it daily; sad, but true. When I saw this picture I thought to myself...GOOD LORD WHAT IS SHE WEARING! I know the citizens of Hollywood think they are above everyone else on earth, and I know they think they can wear whatever, whenever they want. I have one word for you- Lady Gaga. Ok, so maybe that's two words, but you get what I'm saying.
Now for the public service part....
Folks, this outfit is not good. It is not fashionable. It is not flattering. Actually, it's the ugliest thing I have ever seen, and I read a lot of People. com and US My eyes have browsed lots of Hollywood gossip crap. I may not be Rachel Zoe, but good grief I can recognize an ugly outfit. SO the moral of this post- DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT wear tie dye leggings with a vest. I don't care what you think, it does not look good. On behalf of This is my world, I thank you for listening.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

They have arrived!

Yesterday I was rooming the isles of Target, while drinking my Nonfat Chai, when I found these wonderful cookies. SIDENOTE: Why is it when I enter Target I feel the need for a Starbucks drink? I do not need a $3 Chai to help me buy apples and toilet paper. Actually, I find myself wanting to buy groceries at Target, because I know I can buy myself one of those stupid drinks! This is just another example of why I think Starbucks puts crack in their drinks.
ANYWAY, back at me rooming the isles at Target. I was killing time at Target when I found Tim Tams. I was SO excited. I immediately picked up 2 packages; one of me and one for my parents. My mom is a big fan of Tim Tams. I highly recommend that EVERYONE try these wonderful cookies. If you cannot find them in your Target let me know, I'll send you some. I'm being for real, I feel that strongly about the cookies.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Sister #1

Friday was Sister #1's birthday! She turned the big 2-6!!! This is where I could crack a funny joke about how she's almost 30. But since I'm older and almost 30, we'll just obmit the funny joke.

Last year I wrote Sister #1 a Birthday Dedication. If you remember I mentioned she's cooler than me. This year she proved that not only is she still cooler than me, she is also the best person I know. You see, Sister #1 spent her birthday driving to Land of the Hogs for our Papaw's funeral. When we arrived (after 6 hours of driving) to Land of the Hogs, she was fed a cold turkey sandwich and rushed off to get ready for the funeral viewing. She received no birthday cake, no singing, nothing. All around I'd say she had a pretty crappy bday. However, Sister #1 never said anything, which is excepted because she's a rock star. But I hope she knows she was around people that love her and realize how cool she really is! And if there was ever any question, she proved her coolness this weekend. Sister #1, Happy Birthday! Thanks for admitting that you are related to me!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My family is cooler than yours

My aunt is making a video of my Pappaw's life, and asked everyone for pictures. This morning, my mom sent me pictures to forward to my aunt. Don't even ask why my mom couldn't just forward them herself. But two of the pictures made me laugh. I just love awesome 80s pictures.

Let's examine Picture #1....
My favorite part of this picture is the teenage boy in the background, that would be my Uncle Fred; or now called Uncle Taylor. I refuse to call him Taylor, because for about 10 years of my life he was called Fred. Anyway, I just love how he is sitting on the porch acting cool. What you don't know is he's waiting. He is waiting for my Mammaw and Pappaw to let go of Sister #1 and I. He's planning his next attack of torture, which I'm sure ended with me crying and tattling on him. Oh don't feel sorry for him, when Fred turned 16 he realized that kids are chicks magnets. His last two years of High School, he pimped us out so he could pick up chicks! Moving on to Picture #2...

Awww what a sweet picture. Isn't Sister #1 the cutest thing ever? To be honest Sister #1 and Sister #2 were the cutest kiddos ever. I don't know what the heck happened to me? I kid, I kid. Do you not love the wooden walls in the background. Awesome!
In this picture I want to point out my face. I would be the older kiddo in this picture, the one with the pushed down socks. I'm pretty sure my mom dressed me that day. But look at my eyes, the side look. Yup, I guarantee you that my Uncle Fred or my Uncle Bobby Don were doing something bad or funny off to the side. As you can see from my Mammaw's face, she caught whatever they were doing and wasn't impressed. See, Fred and Bobby Don taught Sister #1 and I bad things when we were young, or they would just be really mean to us. For instance, one time my Uncle Bobby Don introduced Sister #1, The Cousin, and I to a fun game. It was called chase hubcaps on all the passing cars. When you are 5, that sounded really fun. My mom was not thrilled when I told her about the new game. Next picture....

Now reading this you might think, wow it sounds like this family is really dysfunctional. Not true. My family has our ups and downs but for such a large family, we actually get along.
Obviously, this isn't a fun 80s picture. This is a picture of my dad, his brothers and dad, my Pappaw. The tall guy in the light blue shirt, that's Uncle Fred. See, he didn't turn out so bad? The guy that looks like he's been living in the tanning bed too long, that's Uncle Bobby Don. He still looks like trouble! I'm kidding....

Stay Classy Country

Last night I ditched church to clean my house and watch the CMAs. Shhhh, don't tell the Church of Christ police. Normally I forget about watching the CMAs. However, this year I remembered, and decided it would be good entertainment while I vacuumed- and it was. Pure, clean entertainment. I must say, the Country Music World has some classy people. Not only are they classy, they are hot! Allow me to introduce you to Motivation #1 ...

I'm not too proud to admit that after Carrie sang her song, I got on to the floor and did a 100 crunches. I'm also not too proud to admit that Carrie motivated me to run this AM. Hey, whatever works!

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

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Food Lady

Blogger World, let's discuss The Food Lady in my office. If you are not familiar with The Food Lady please feel free to review this post, and this post, and this post. For those of you who are too lazy to review the posts I recommended, The Food Lady is a coworker who brings food to the office. The following items are the goodies she has brought for her fellow coworkers....
Homemade pies
Homemade cakes
Random (on sale) baked goods from Target
Halloween candy- that's expired
Candy in general
Amish Bread
Bread with Butter

I've come to this conclusion, The Food Lady is trying to make us all fat. I'm not joking. I've gained 5lbs from this woman. I refuse to buy new clothes because of her dang cakes and Amish Breads! I refuse. I know the Black and White Store would love to see me walk through their doors, but shopping when you've GAINED weight is not fun. It's depressing. It always puts me in a bad mood, which then makes me an unpleasant person. It's a big ugly cycle.

Since Halloween is officially over, my candy bucket should be chocolate free. I should not have Snickers, Twix, Hersey's, or any other chocolate product sitting in my candy bucket. Not the case. For the past week, The Food Lady has been bringing me large candy bags. The other day she brought me two different bags of crap. I swear if she brings me a candy bag today, I'm shoving it up her butt! I know, that's a mean statement. However, folks, I can't gain anymore weight. My butt is starting to jiggle when I run! This cannot happen!!!!

PS- My Blogger Friend is having a contest...check out her blog.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday

I would like to extend a huge Happy Birthday to these furry friends. Of course like all young kiddos in the 80s/90s, I watched Sesame Street. I went between Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, and Inspector Gadget. Even as a child I watched multiple TV shows! I liked Sesame Street because it took place in NYC. See, even back as a young kid I liked NYC. Maybe Mr. Rogers took place in Portland, that could explain the love for P-Town. Anyway, on Sesame Street I was always partial to Big Bird, probably because I'm tall, or maybe because my favorite color used to be yellow. Who was your favorite?

Today, these guys are celebrating their 40th birthday. I think that's pretty cool. It says on Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge, that Sesame Street is the longest running children's program on US television. Not bad Sesame Street, not bad.

So here's to you Sesame Street, may my children get to watch you as well. Well, if I ever get a decent first date that would lead to a second date. But if all that works children will watch you guys too!

Friday, November 6, 2009

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Every morning I listen to the radio on the way to work, and all day at work. I'm a radio person. One of my favorite DJs is Craig the Movie Guy. As you can guess he discusses movies. The reason I enjoy listening to his part of the morning show is because he sounds so cute. Now, I know the myth about DJs....they're ugly. This morning, after listening to Craig's part of the show, my curiosity got the best of me and I Googled my movie guy. Blogger World, he's cute!! Check out this picture I found....
Ok, so ignore the Porn Star standing beside him; but don't you agree? He's kind of cute. Craig the Movie Guy is now my Radio Boyfriend. I'm sure he'll be good friends with my TV Boyfriend John Flick.

In other OK Chick News...
This morning, I burnt my Pop-Tart in the toaster. I had no idea it was possible to burn a Pop-Tart in the toaster. See what happen, is the frosting part melted in the toaster. The Pop-Tart itself, the bread part, was perfectly toasted. Again, no idea this was possible.

More worthless OK Chick News...
My second favorite Housewives are back!!!! Last night I watch my Orange County gold diggers. It was so nice to have the gold diggers back. I was really getting tired of the ghetto wig wearing Housewives.

And that's all the news I have for you today. Now, if you would excuse me.... I'm going to try to find some food.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Stupid People

Boots with the fur, the whole club was lookin at her. Right. I'm assuming it was a cold day.
This morning I was watching the news and they reported social networking sites are not making people more isolated. Actually, it appears to be the complete opposite; the more sites you have (Facebook, MySpace, Blog, ect) the more friends you have in real life. Also, if you post pictures on your social networking sites you have even more friends! Blogger World, what a sigh of relief. Here I thought I'd turned into this weird social outcast because I enjoy reading blogs and stalking old friends from college. I guess that's normal!

Sister #1's place of work is having a Thanksgiving party. Instead of having their normal pot-luck style feast, they have decided to change things due to the Swine Flu. This year, they are going out to eat. Umm yea?

Have you ever sat on an airplane and thought to yourself....I wonder if the emergency chute really works? No? Me neither. However, just because you and I have never had this thought doesn't mean other people have not ponder the question. For example, Moreno Tavares Lizason pondered the question so much, that while waiting for take off, he decided to test the chute. He discovered it works. Now, he can ponder something else while sitting in jail.

MSN is reporting one of the reasons you might be tired is because, you are working too many hours at the office. SHUT UP...that wears you out! Here are some of MSN's suggestions to help de-stress yourself...
Build in pleasure throughout your day
open all e-mail jokes and pass them on, flip through a magazine, call a friend, daydream, waste time, play Twister with your kids, buy a CD and play it while you're car pooling.
Blogger World, let's all go out and buy a CD to help spicy up car pooling.

Holy crap a bunch of firefighters just walked through my office! Due to the random cute firefighters, I will now be wrapping up this post. A huge thanks to my friend TC, for the Stupid People idea.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November 3

Sometimes I like to reread my old post. I don't know why, I just do. Maybe I like to rehash the past, or maybe I'm just bored.

Today during lunch, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and see what I was doing on November 3, 2008. Well, Blogger World, that was a big mistake; because last year I was---

eating some of my favorites...

having dinner with them....

* And by the way, can I just say that my hair looks pretty dang good in this picture. I mean, look how wavy it looks! I want it noted that I had zero styling products in my hair that night. Zilch!

and walking around Tokyo with this guy...

WELL, after I stopped crying (not really) and picked myself up off the ground (again not really), I self medicated with one of these (I really did do this)...

And all the sad feelings went away.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Life as a Bachelorette

Blogger World, let me tell you a story about what happens when a single girl (me) tries to move furniture.

Today, my new living room furniture is being delivered. Yesterday, I purchased a couch and a lounge chase. While waiting on the delivery guys I had a brilliant idea-I would move one of the chairs from the living room into my bedroom. The chair being demoted to my bedroom is being replaced by a fabulous red chase.

After zero planning or preparation I began moving the old chair into my bedroom. Lots of grunting and pushing took place because unlike most people, I only own furniture that weights more than me. But after lots of muscle work, I finally got the old chair into the hallway. I pushed it to my bedroom when I realized something....the chair isn't going to fit through the doorway. Blogger World, I spent twenty minutes getting the stupid thing to my bedroom and now it’s not going to fit! AHHH! Since it won’t fit in my bedroom I tried another bedroom. No luck. Then I decided to go back to my bedroom and try some fancy twisting and shoving to get it through the doorway. No luck again! After an hour of messing with this chair I decide to call it a defeat, with the chair winning. However, now I'm faced with a rather large problem. I have random chair in my hallway, and it's stuck. I cannot get it back into the living room and I cannot get it into a bedroom. Sooo, what's a single girl to do? Well, isn't it obvious? I sit in the chair, that's stuck in the middle of the hallway, and write a blog post. Then, I'm jumping over the chair and getting my camera to document this brilliant idea......

Isn't single life great?

Friday, October 30, 2009

5 Hours Later....

I met Pioneer Woman. Yup, Cool Coworker and I stood in line for 5 hours to meet the famous blogger. I know, call me crazy, or maybe a stalker...not for sure on that one. The time went by semi-fast, with some distractions for the crowd. First, we were distracted by the two punk daughters. They walked around and signed a few books. Then we were distracted by this...HELLO! Blogger World, he really is a good looking man! The pictures do not do this man justice. When he came out to sign books, you better believe pens and books were thrown at him! I even had him sign my book! He was very nice to sign books and chat with people waiting in line. I believe he signed pretty much everyone's cookbook. The third distraction was another punk. This little punk went around signing everyone's book. He didn't even ask if you wanted him to sign your cookbook, he just took your pen and started signing. It was cute.

After 5 hours of waiting and chatting with the whole family, I feel that PW and I are BFFs. I expect my invitation to the lodge will arrive any day now. Also, I'm 100% sure she's planning to set me up with Cowboy Josh. Don't be jealous!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Winner

Blogger World, I found the picture The Sisters and I are giving our parents for Christmas. I say it's very fitting with my parents Arkansas roots.

Yes, that's The Sisters and I with our chickens. Sister #1 is wearing white and Sister #2 is dressed in blue. Don't be jealous of how cool we look! And yes, it's completely normal for us to be squatting in our prom dresses holding our chickens.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My friend P-Dub

Tomorrow I'm meeting my friend Pioneer Woman. Ok, so maybe she's not MY friend. Maybe I just stalk...I mean read her blog enough for us to be considered friends. Of course, it's a one sided friendship, me doing all the work. But whatever.

So today, I'm posting 5 reasons why I want to be Pioneer Woman.

1. She cooks really good stuff....
I haven't cooked anything of hers, but it looks so good. There are days I'll look at her blog and then go eat a gallon of ice cream because I'm so hungry. Ok, maybe not. But it does make me hungry.

2. This is her pantry at the lodge...
Folks, I would kill for this pantry. Heck, I'd kill for my own lodge. But come on, how cool is this pantry? Hello, she has one of those library latter things in the pantry.

3. She calls her four children punks, and DHS doesn't care.

4. She married a hot cowboy....

5. She is a world famous blogger!
Her last cooking post had over 35,000 comments. 35,000! I'm pumped if 5 people comment on my blog. I can't imagine if 35,000 commented. I might wet my pants.