Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Fun Facts

Today’s Friday Fun Fact is dedicated to music. On January 30, which is today, the music world has two distinct musicians that are celebrating birthdays. These fellas are thirty years apart, but are both top musicians in my eyes.

We will start with the oldest birthday boy, because he is one of my favorite musicians of all time. He’s #2 on my- Top Musicians List, Huey Lewis holds the #1 spot. Anyway, today my #2 is celebrating a birthday. Phil Collins is celebrating his 58th birthday. Happy Birthday Phil! You know, I’ve seen Phil Collins in concert. It’s true. The old man rocked out for over 2 hours, and he didn’t have an opening act. I thought it was odd that he didn’t have an opening act, but really who could open up for Phil Collins? No one.

The second birthday is one of The Cousins favorite musicians. I’m including him in Friday Fun Facts because I know how much The Cousin loves him. I was planning to do a whole Birthday Dedication Post to my boy Phil. Oh, the things I do for my family. Birthday celebration #2 goes to Justin Timberlake. He is celebrating his 28th birthday today. Happy Birthday Justin. Ha…Justin and I are the same age, but yet he has way more money than I’ll ever have in my lifetime. Awesome!

This concludes today’s Friday Fun Facts. Before I sign off I’d like to leave you with one thing….I'm bringing sexy back. Blogger World, go out and bring some sexy back!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cookie Thursday

Happy Cookie Thursday! I completely forgot today was Cookie Thursday, which is very unlike me. I suppose being off Tuesday threw me for a loop.

Today, I am not participating in Cookie Thursday. No, I’m really not participating. Cookie Thursday has not been good to the ole’ butt and thighs. Dang cookies. But since it’s an office made holiday, I figured I should some how participate in the celebrations. After all, I am the creator of Cookie Thursday. So in my world it’s not Cookie Thursday, its Jello Pudding 60-calories Snack Pack Thursday! I know what you are thinking- 60 calories for a pudding snack, what a steal. I couldn’t agree with you more. Now if you would excuse me, it’s time for my pudding break.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

State of Emergency

It’s day number two of “Oklahoma-State of Emergency”. This morning I had to put on my heavy boots and 80 layers of clothes all for my job. It stinks being an adult. Also, it’s in times like this where I kick myself for not being a teacher, or just staying in college forever! Most of the schools in the state are out due to crap weather, which means kids are doing fun things like this picture.

Oklahoma usually receives one huge ice storm that is filled with sleet and snow. This week is our yearly ice storm. The storm blew in on Monday and didn’t stop until last night. Yesterday my boss had a heart and closed the office. It was wonderful. Of course, I didn’t receive word about the office closing until I was- showered, dressed, and walking out the door to come into work. I was furious for the late notice for a few seconds…until I remembered I could go back to bed. Then it was water under the bridge and I was back to loving my boss.

I spent most of yesterday cleaning and cooking. It’s a favorite past time when I’m stuck inside the house. After every inch of my house had been dusted, vacuumed, wiped down, or scrubbed it was time to relax. Last week Sister #1 and I discovered a new channel, Bravo. Apparently, it was included in our cheap, non-exciting, cable package. Now, it’s not TLC or The Food Network by any means, but it is something besides crappy Lifetime Movies. As I was checking out Bravo’s selection I started watching a show called The Real Housewives of Orange County. OH.MY.WORD! I’m hooked on the show. Blogger World, I watched 4 straight hours of this show. Don’t judge! I was stuck in my house all day. Bravo kept spitting out episode after episode and I kept watching. The show fascinates me to no end. I mean, these ladies have NO concept of the real world! It’s amazing. One of the ladies, Vicki, has a job and I guess she’s really good at her job, but they never show her working. I think she does insurance or something. All I know is Vicki gets hurt all the time and her kids are semi-productive. The other ladies are stay at home moms, but they never stay at home with their kids. They’re always going shopping, visiting the spa, or going to lunch with each other. Oh and when they meet for lunch, they just talk about the person that couldn’t make the lunch; which really isn’t too far from “real girl world.” But I love the show. I just added it to my Top 10 Shows List. Sadly, to make room for this shown someone had get the boot. It was a hard decision but I finally decided on a show. Peace out Grey’s Anatomy…you were fun for a few years.

Monday, January 26, 2009

What the heck?

I saw this picture on two different websites. All I can say...someone send an SOS to What Not to Wear. J Simpson has fallen off her rocker.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Fun Facts

I didn’t really win this award. Scotty posted it on his blog and said if you felt the need to be honest, then be honest. I thought it would be good for Friday Fun Facts so…I stole his award. A thank you goes out to my abroad friend!

Here’s the deal:
A) First list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!
B) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap.

1. Yesterday at work, my oatmeal exploded in the microwave. I thought I had it all cleaned up, but I guess I missed some spots.

2. During the winter months my skin gets really dry. My face usually peels pretty badly. It’s from running outside.

3. I wish I lived in a big city, had a great apartment downtown, and was able to walk or take the subway to work.

4. I do not own a pair of high heels. feel like it makes me look like a giant. If I were shorter I would wear heels all the time. I think a skirt, white collar shirt, and heels together look very professional.

5. I have no desire to run a full marathon, but I would like to beat my dad in the half marathon.

6. If I did college all over again, I would have gotten a minor in journalism.

7. The best decision I ever made was going overseas for a semester. I'm happy I didn't back out. I will never regret spending three months traveling.

8. Someday I want to teach Business in High School.

9. This morning I forgot to move my clothes from washer to drier.

10. This year my goal is to make new friends, and be a better friend to my old friends.

If you feel like posting this award on your blog, then by all means… please go ahead-I tag you.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Favorite pictures from the trip...

Weekend Update

Boy, do I have an exciting Weekend Update for you guys! It involves- Chai, shopping, airports, food, more airports, and seeing two old friends- Tabs and Kyle. Oh, and it all took place in Portland.

Friday night Sister #1 and I spent our evening in OKC, Salt Lake City, and finally ended up in Portland. After an hour layover in Salt Lake City we finally arrived in P-Town at 10:30pm, their time, which made it 12:30am my time. Needless to say, I was tired when we landed in Portland. However, I quickly perked up when our friends greeted us at the airport and took us to a cool coffeehouse called Pied Cow.

Not wanting to waste any P-Town time, we woke up early for some quality shopping. Since, no one can shop on an empty stomach; we stopped at this cute little breakfast place. Actually, someone recommended we try the place, so don’t think we just stumble across the establishment.
Most of Saturday was shopping with our friend Kyle. I think it’s safe to say that our favorite store was the Columbia Employee Store. As I’ve said many times before, it’s all about who you know when it comes to retail. Only the special people get into Columbia Employee Store. Ok, not really, well kind of really. Anyway, I bought so many great things at this store. As we were walking into the store I looked at Sister #1 and said… “Sister #1, don’t hold back. If you see something you might want, get it. We may never come here again.” I’m sure you’re thinking…what’s so great about the Columbia Employee Store? Well, only that all Columbia and Mountain Hard Wear apparel are least 75% off, which makes everything dirt cheap. We bought lots of warm winter/ski apparel; because you know it gets sub-below zero here in OKC.

Saturday night was more go-go. We met another friend, Tabs, for a night out on the town. We started the evening at Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the Trail Blazers game, then headed to dinner at Montage, and ended the evening at another cool coffeehouse called Rimsky’s. This coffeehouse is one of my favorites. It’s where I drank Chai for the first time many years ago, and they also have a table that slowly moves up and down. Really it does, we sat at the table.

We started off the day with church. We attended the church Donald Miller attends. No sighting of the famous author, but it’s always good to attend a new church.
The rest of Sunday was walking around Washington Park and Pittcock Mansion. This was a first for Sister #1 and I. We were able to get some great pics of Mt. Hood and Portland.
The final event for the weekend was dinner with our new friends and Kyle at a seafood restaurant on the river. The food was great and the scenery was nice.

But sadly, our fun weekend had to end. Monday we flew out of P-Town and came back to The Land of the Wind. Of course, we had to stop at a few places before we could get back. You know Minneapolis and Detroit, because they are so close to OKC! But on the upside, I did rack up the frequently flier miles.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Fun Facts

Happy Friday Blogger World. We finally made it to Friday. Is it just me or did this week drag on FOREVER? Ok, so it’s just me. In pure This is my world fashion I bring you Friday Fun Facts. Folks, today’s facts are kind of all over the place so try to stay with me. I understand, not an easy task.

We have a birthday. Today, Kevin Costner is celebrating his 54th birthday. Now, I like Kevin. Some of my friends think he’s a horrible actor, but I disagree. He’s put out some great hits over the years. Robin Hood, Dances with Wolves, Field of Dreams, The Bodyguard, and of course my favorite- Bull Durham. In honor of Kevin, I felt like I needed to share my favorite part of Bull Durham.
Larry: Excuse me, but what the hell's going on out here?
Crash Davis: Well, Nuke's scared because his eyelids are jammed and his old man's here. We need a live... is it a live rooster?
[Jose nods]
Crash Davis: We need a live rooster to take the curse off Jose's glove and nobody seems to know what to get Millie or Jimmy for their wedding present.
[to the players]
Crash Davis: Is that about right?
[the players nod]
Crash Davis: We're dealing with a lot of sh*t.
Larry: Okay, well, uh... candlesticks always make a nice gift, and uh, maybe you could find out where she's registered and maybe a place-setting or maybe a silverware pattern. Okay, let's get two! Go get 'em.

See, that’s some funny crap.

I don’t know if you guys heard but OU’s quarterback, Sam Bradford, decided to stay at OU for another year. The media was thrilled, and OU fans were beside themselves. The OKC mayor, the same guy that called Oklahomans fat, was so pumped that he declared Tuesday, or Wednesday, or maybe it was Thursday Sam Bradford Day. I can’t remember the exact day, but sometime this week we had Sam Bradford Day. I think Sam staying is wonderful news. As an OU fan, I predict next year we will beat TX, but still lose the National Championship. I’m kidding, sort of, but I am happy Sam is staying. So random fact about Sam…I know his mom, and I’ve known her for most of my life.

Yesterday was a huge day. Do you realize that yesterday was: Women in Blue Jeans Day (way bummed day I missed that holiday), Appreciate a Dragon Day (umm what?), and Nothing Day? I don’t know what Nothing Day is but it sounds like a holiday we need to start practicing every year.

I read online that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner recently had their baby. This week they released the new bundle of joy’s name- Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck. What the heck! What kind of name is Seraphina? I don’t even know how to pronounce Seraphina. Spell check doesn’t even recognize this word; of course spell check doesn’t recognize my name either, so I don’t know if that’s saying much. Anyway, I’m sad that Ben and Jennifer have fallen into the -I’m a celebrity so I’m going to name my child a stupid name- category. Maybe they are going to call her Rose, or Elizabeth. I think both names are super cute, but they didn’t really ask my opinion so I guess I should keep my trap shut. But congratulations to the proud parents, because I know they read my blog.

Well that’s all the Friday Facts I have for you. Like I said at the beginning, they were all over the place. Hopefully you kept up. If not, feel free to reread everything again.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Your Daily Giggle

Last night I realized something about myself. Even though I’m almost 28 years old, I still have the maturity level of a 13 year old. I still get the giggles, and I still get the giggles at the most inappropriate times/places. Take last night for an example….

Most Wednesday nights you can find me at church. My church has a large singles program and we meet every Wednesday night for a midweek service. Last night was no exception. The service was going like most Wednesday nights services; someone from class gave a welcome speech, we sang songs, had a prayer, and listened to a speaker. It was when the speaker started talking that I realized my maturity level was the same as my Sunday morning 4th graders. The speaker was delivering a wonderful lesson. He had reached the height of his lesson when all the sudden someone farted. And not just someone, someone sitting four seats down from me. Also, this wasn’t just a fart- it was a rock your world fart. It was loud, and the entire class heard the fart.

As you can probably guess I did not hold my laughter in very well. But to be fair not many people did. The guy sitting next to me kept whispering multiple comments in my ear. Yeah, that didn’t help at all! When I finally gained composure the guy let out another fart. Blogger World, I kid you not. The guy farted twice! The second one caused me to lose it. I giggled so much that my eyes began watering. I would finally gain composure and then I would see or hear someone else start giggling; and it would cause me to lose it all over again. This behavior went on for the remainder of service. Needless to say, I didn’t hear much of speaker’s lesson. The speaker had my attention until the farts came ripping out.

My friends and I did come to the conclusion that there was no way you could have walked out of Wednesday night service without breaking a smile. We also decided that no matter how old you get, farts are still going to be funny.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How OK Chick Got Her Groove Back

If I were to be honest with myself, I’d say I was a border line gym rat. Ok fine… I’m a complete gym rat, the queen of all gym rats, the head honcho of gym rats! I love to work out! I love to wake up in the morning and feel the after effects of a long work out. I suppose that constitutes someone as a gym rat, right? However, even gym rats get burnt out of working out, and January has been that month for me. I’ve had zero desire to get off the couch to run. I blame this on my addiction of 90210 and stupid Lifetime movies. And on top of the sudden laziness, it’s been like pulling teeth for me to attend my daily Jazzercise classes. None of these new characteristics are my normal self. I’m usually pumped to attend aerobics; and freakishly excited/energetic after I run three miles.

These past few weeks I have been pretty frustrated with my non-motivated butt, but last night I finally found motivation! Blogger World, I watched a two hour episode of The Biggest Loser. The show motivated me so much that I wanted to start working out right then, during the show. So throughout the show, Sister #1 and I kept doing crunches, lunges, and push-ups. I am fully aware that we looked like big dorks, no need to flood the comment box with this information. Sister #1 and I were so motivated that we worked out while our TV friends on The Biggest Loser worked out. Heck, Sister #1 got so motivated that she went to Wally-World, during a commercial break, to purchase an exercise ball. When I went to bed last night I was excited about my new found motivation. I set my alarm for 5:15am. I was going to attend an early aerobics class.

Well, this morning 5:15am hit me like a brick wall. I’m sad to report that I did not roll out of bed when my alarm went off. Instead, I hit snooze and went back to bed for another hour. A minor set back. I’m sure my body just needed to recover from all the crunches and push ups. Do not fret, my motivation is still intact. Later today you will find me and Little Shuffle running many circles around the track. I don’t care if show up to my church meeting all sweaty and stinky. I’m happy the old me is back.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Weekend Update

It’s time for a Weekend Update. The first Weekend Update of 2009 and it’s a good one! Blogger World, buckle up because it was a busy weekend.

Friday night was a swell night. First, Sister #1 had a friend in town for the weekend. The three of us started our Friday night with a nice low fat Chicken Taco Soup for dinner. I made the soup. It was pretty tasty. Well I thought it was tasty. I think I heard Sister #1 mention it needed more flavor. However, I ignored her comment because I didn’t see her making anything for dinner.
Second, the three of us headed to the movies. Bride Wars was calling our name. I enjoyed this movie 100%. I stamp the movie $9.00 worthy for sure. Heck, I’d pay $10 to see the movie and be happy, it was that good. Sadly, after the movie my evening ended. I went home and hit the sack.

After I did my normal Saturday morning routine, it was time to head home for some cleaning and cooking. See, we were having a party later that night. Sister #1, The Friend, and I spent all day cooking food for our party. OK, that’s not entirely true. We did manage to squeeze in two Lifetime movies while we cooked. Both movies had to do with how bad America’s youth have gotten. I walked away from both movies never wanting to have children, thinking all teenage girls should be locked in their rooms until age 25, and believing the youth of today have gone to crap. Editor's Note: Sister #2 is the exception to all these things.
Anyway, after the two crappy Lifetime movies it was time for our party. Sister #1 and I were hosting our Second Chance Party. What’s a Second Chance Party you ask? It’s a party where guest bring a crappy Christmas presents they received and we play Dirty Santa with everyone’s presents. It’s a Christmas party after Christmas, and it is a blast! Editor's Note: The party is filed under Brilliant Idea # 71. Again, feel free to steal any of Ok Chick’s Brilliant Ideas.
This year’s party was a huge hit. We served awesome food and exchanged crappy presents! The menu consisted of: Crab Dip, Cookies, Meatballs, Whiskey Little Smokies, Puff Balls Stuffed with Ham/Cheese, and Sopaipilla Balls. The presents exchanged were a story in itself. This year we had a wide variety of presents. We had everything from a QVC fake leather coat to out dated Body Wash. No joke! Our friends received some crappy presents this year!

Sunday was the normal routine; except Sister #1 and her friends watched another Lifetime movie. I couldn’t handle another life sucking movie so I hit the gym. I worked out for over an hour and watched Karate Kid. Who isn’t inspired by Mr. Miyagi?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Being strong is for the birds...

Today is Cookie Thursday. I was strong for 5.75 seconds. I wanted to resist the cookie, but it just wasn't happening today. Oh shut up you would have eaten one too!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Get your boody on the floor tonight

Today is January 7, 2009. Apparently a few important things happened on this day. Oh no, I’m not talking about important historic events. I mean, I’m not talking about all the old/living Presidents having a power lunch today at the White House-which is sort of cool. Nope, I’m referring to the worthless trivia that’s important to me. Blogger World, don’t roll your eyes at me- I might help you win Trivial Pursuit someday. Yeah, you didn’t think about that, did you? Anyway…..

Did you know that one of my least favorite Saved By the Bell alumni is celebrating a birthday today? It’s true. Screech is turning 32. Happy Birthday to you! If I liked you more I’d write a birthday post in your honor; but you annoyed me on the show so you’ll have to settle for this paragraph.

The second random fact is a great one. Do you guys remember the song Pump Up the Jam? Of course you do! Pump Up the Jam became #1 in the land on this day. The question is, what year? Do you think it’s:
A) 1991
B) 1990
C) 1989

Let me know your answer; and as always imaginary high five to the winner.
So I just looked up the lyrics to Pump Up the Jam and came to a shocking realization. Here are some of the lyrics….

Pump up the jam
Pump it up
While your feet are stompin'
And the jam is pumpin'
Look at here the crowd is jumpin'
Pump it up a little more
Get the party going on the dance floor
Seek us that's where the party's at
And you'll find out if you're too bad
I don't want a place to stay
Get your boody on the floor tonight
Make my day

I just realized that I’ve been singing the bolded line all wrong! I didn’t know that’s what they said. Seriously, I’ve been belting this song out all wrong.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Anonymous Truths

Every once in a while I stumble onto the blog Anonymous Truths. It’s a blog where someone out in Blogger World leaves a question and readers respond to the question anonymously. I find the blog fascinating and comforting. My hat is off to the creator of Anonymous Truths.

Today, I thought I would turn This is my world into Anonymous Truths. Here’s the deal, I’m going to ask a question, which I have stolen from Anonymous Truths; then if you would like to respond do it under Anonymous. Here are the rules before I post the question….

1. All comments should be left anonymously.
2. Just because the comments are anonymous is NOT an excuse to leave an inappropriate or judgmental remark.
3. It is fine for a healthy dialog to take place in the comments section, but keep it clean, impersonal, and on track.
4. If you recognize someone’s answer, please keep it to yourself.
5. This is in NO WAY intended to be offensive or hurtful to anyone.

The Question:
Name a time in your life that you would like to go back to, either because you want a do-over or because you want to experience it again.