Monday, March 30, 2009
It rained all day on Friday! Lord Gary said the rain would eventually turn to gut retching snow, and cause all of us to be trapped indoors. In spite of this, when Friday night rolled around it was still only raining. And since I don’t have cute rain boots, I opted to stay in for the night. I cooked dinner and watched basketball with a few friends.
Saturday I decided to relive one of my childhood activities by visiting OKC Science Museum. As a child this museum was called the Omniplex. However, a few years ago they decided to change their name to Oklahoma Science Museum. Can museums do that? My friend Andrew and I spent the afternoon being in tornados/earthquakes, playing with erosion, traveling in space shuttles, eating space food, and looking at airplanes.
Saturday night I had a date. It was with the guy that asked me to The Thunder game, and then totally ignored me the next day. I guess he got over The Thunder rejection. The date was fun. It was nice evening. We had sushi and nonfat Chai. Blogger World, you know the fastest way to my heart is through nonfat Chais and cookies. He’s off to a good start. I’m still undecided on the guy but the food on the date was good. I think it’s too early to give him a name on this blog, but I’ll keep you posted.
After I got past the normal Sunday routine (church and lunch) I went for my long run. Yesterday was a beautiful day. We’re talking high 60s, possibly in the 70s. Since the weather was so nice I went to the lake for my run. I was planning to run 6-7 miles, but then I started thinking how cool it would be to run around the entire lake, so I did. Yup, 10 miles! I was so excited that I went home to celebrate with a cupcake. Shut up, it’s not counter productive. But I have to tell you guys. Remember the Mother Cupcake, Mint Chocolate Cupcake? It was my reward. A-mazing.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Ok, on to Friday Fun Facts. Today, I am dedicating FFF to some of my favorite musicians. These people were either part of my childhood years or teenage years. SO please enjoy, and feel free to use your new knowledge to impress coworkers, lovers, family members, or the homeless man on the street.
First up, today the lovely Mariah Carey is celebrating a birthday. The once turned actress is turning 39. I feel that everyone should honor Mariah by watching Glitter. Seriously, if we all watched Glitter this weekend, it’d boost sales 100%.
Next up, one of my favorite Oklahoma celebrities is celebrating a birthday. Reba McEntire is turning 54 this weekend. I like Reba because of her show, Reba. It is pretty cute. Judge me if you may, but it’s a cute show! Also, Reba and I went to the same basketball camp in Lindsay, Oklahoma. Of course, she went in the 70s and I went in the 90s, but you know we share that bond.
Two more birthdays, hang with me.
Third up, is MC Hammer. Can’t Touch This, is turning 46 is weekend. Anyone, near the age of mid-late 20s has fond memories of MC Hammer. The man invented parachute pants, which we all owned. WHATEVER! I know you owned and wore the pants.
Finally, I’d like to wish the head Blue’s Traveler dude a Happy Birthday. He’s turning 42. Sadly, I don’t know his name. But I know he plays a mean harmonica, started his career very overweight, and then lost about 200lbs. Good for him, and Happy Birthday.
As you can see, there are lots of birthdays today and this weekend. Enjoy your weekend. Hopefully, you have a great weekend, and hopefully I won’t see a blizzard.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Yesterday at work, two coworkers and I spent the afternoon coloring a flow chart. To be completely honest, we sat in the executive conference room thinking about coloring a flow chart. We mostly talked about old coworkers, who I could date at work (which I’m against), former dating coworkers, and my coworker’s current boyfriend. Today, I think we are actually going to color the flow chart. I’ll keep you posted.
Speaking of me dating, I have a friend that’s trying to play match-maker with me. She wants to set me up with a guy from her office, who I know. He seems nice, so I said sure. He and I have exchanged a couple emails, talked in person a few times, and he even came to my birthday party. But that’s it. Tuesday night he invited me to a Thunder game, but I had to decline. I’m sorry! I already had plans. Do you really think that if you invite me to something five hours before the event I’ll be free? Again, I do not sit at home and knit sweaters! I briefly saw him last night and he didn’t even acknowledge my existence. I’m thinking this short lived match-made is dead. No one should try to play match-maker unless they are me or The Millionaire Match-Maker. No one!
I just discovered the Mother of all cupcakes. Check this out:
Oh my word. Doesn’t that look amazing? It's a mint chocolate chip cupcake.
Funny story: Sister #1 has a friend who is currently looking for a job. She was searching online and noticed that a company called Company Confidential was hiring. Since it looked like they were hiring so much, she decided to send in her resume. When writing her cover letter she addressed it to: Company Confidential, and then went on to explain how she was very excited to work with Company Confidential. Now, my question to you. If you are HR do laugh at the cover letter, or do you call the person in for an interview just to see who wrote a cover letter to Company Confidential?
So on that story; I think I’m going to call it a day for my Ramblings….
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
When the lunch bell rang…#4, another coworker we recruited, and I headed off to our favorite Thai place. #4 and I usually get Pad Thai, because we are unoriginal creatures. However, today I wanted to be adventurous. I decided to be a daring girl and try a new noodle dish. The new dish was surprisingly good, but a bit on the spicy side for my taste. #4 stuck to his safe Pad Thai. My other coworker had his normal spicy salmon with 3 stars of spiciness and extra peppers on the side. As you can see, my coworker likes it HOT, like superstar HOT!
As we were all eating our food, my coworker offered me a bite of his spicy salmon. I politely declined. I assumed one bite of the spicy salmon would cause my mouth to catch on fire, literally. Finally, after three minutes of convincing I decided to try one pepper off his plate. HOLY CAT FIGHT! My mouth was on fire. After my one bite, I drank all my water, chomped all my ice, and then started in on #4’s water/ice. My mouth was on fire! It was hurting so bad that #4 and I had to stop for ice cream on the way back to the office. Needles to say, I will not be trying any Thai Food that is above a one star! My pantie waste mouth can’t handle the HOT!
Monday, March 23, 2009
My dear friend KC had me over for dinner. I love when KC cooks me dinner. A) A great cook and I always love the things KC prepares. B) Not offended when I show up sweaty from my aerobics classes. C) Sends me home with leftovers. See, an all around great evening when KC cooks!
After dinner I decided to go home and watch a movie. This particular Friday night, I decided to have Colin Farrell and Samuel L. Jackson keep me company. The duo is in S.W.A.T, which I haven’t seen in a million years. I think it’s one of Colin’s better movies.
Most of Saturday was pretty uneventful. I watched lots of basketball and cooked a few meals to freeze. Recently, I discovered freezing premade meals. Last year I lived on Lean Cuisines. After a full year of LC, I’m sick of them. I cannot stand the thought of eating one for dinner. So this year I’ve been eating small frozen meals that I’ve precooked. Yes, I realize it sounds like I’m 80 years old, but I’m hungry at night and a sandwich just doesn’t cut it!
Saturday night was my birthday party. We dined at Buffalo Wild Wings, classy if you ask me, and I watched more basketball! It was a fun evening. When the games were over a smaller group and I headed to a local bar/restaurant to watch drunk people karaoke. It was pure comedy. My favorite was a guy who sang Jingle Bells.
My family celebrated my birth. My mom cooked lunch and Sister #2 baked my cake. Last year I had an awesome Easter Bunny cake, because my birthday fell on Easter. This year I received a strawberry cake. The whole meal was great! And the fam bought me great presents. Sister #1 bought me Tupperware, I was way pumped. Shut up, don’t laugh! Sister #2 bought me my favorite Jam and BBQ Sauce, and the parentals gave me money. You can never go wrong with money.
The highlight of the day, besides the food and presents, was running 8.5 miles. BOOOH YEA! I’m almost all trained for the half marathon. All around, it was a swell birthday weekend.
Friday, March 20, 2009
For today’s Friday Fun Facts, I thought I’d post more about NCAA. Enjoy. And folks, let’s try to get a few hours of WORK in at your job.
Since the NCAA started seeding teams only once have all four #1 seeds made it to the Final Four (National Semifinals): 2008 Kansas, North Carolina, Memphis, UCLA.
No team as a #16 seed has ever defeated a #1 seed since the field was expanded to 64 teams, though some have come close.
Only four #15 seeds have ever defeated #2 seeds.
In the 2006 and 2009 tournaments, Villanova was able to play its first two games at the Wachovia Center in nearby Philadelphia, a venue where it had played three regular-season home games. A fourth home game at that facility would have disqualified them from playing there.
The Division I Men's Basketball tournament is the only NCAA championship tournament (officially, the BCS Football Championship is not an NCAA event) where the NCAA does not keep the profits. Instead, the money from the multi-billion-dollar television contract is divided among the Division I basketball playing schools and conferences.
1/2 of the money goes to the conferences based on how well they did in the six previous men's basketball tournaments (counting each year separately, one share for each team getting in, and one share for each win except in the Final Four and, prior to the 2008 tournament, the Play-in game).
* All facts were stolen from Wikipedia because I have zero creativity!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
OK, you're the cookie guru. What's a "lacy" oatmeal cookie? And will you be posting about/eating a lacy oatmeal cookie today? :)
Folks, this proves once again that I know way too much about food, but at the same time I’m honored. For starters, the emailer called me a cookie guru. Hello, if that doesn’t say rock star status, then I don’t know what does. Second, I'm asked about a certain cookie. It’s an honor. I proudly wear the Cookie Guru Badge! And to answer this person’s email, this is a Lacy Oatmeal Cookie; which I must say resembles some of my mom's oatmeal cookies.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I think… today is going to be a great day.
I know… that I will not get pinched because I wore green. Did you wear green today?
I want… my own beach. Do they sell those?
I have…a pretty cool family.
I wish… I could work part time and still make my current salary.
I hate… the wind!
I miss… my friends that live far, far away.
I fear….the dark woods. Although, I’ve never been to the woods in dark, but I’m assuming I would fear the dark woods.
I feel…completely healed from the stomach virus I had this weekend.
I hear…my neighbor’s computer.
I smell…brown sugar.
I love…that my mom drove thirty minutes to come take care of me last week.
I care…about others.
I always…wanted to open up a coffee /dessert shop. Someday.
I am not…a karaoke type girl.
I believe…that anyone can run a race.
I dance…while cleaning my house.
I sing…while driving in my car, and I sing loudly.
I write…on this blog almost everyday.
I win… nothing! Seriously, I never win.
I lose…weight when stop eating crap.
I never…say never, because then it ends up happening.
I listen…to the radio all day. It keeps me company at work.
I can usually be found… at Jazzercise.
I’m scared of…the dark.
I read… everyday. I wish I had time to read more.
I forget….my parents age.
I just…want to get on an airplane and go somewhere.
I am happy about…my life.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Now go out and enjoy something green! PS- Thanks Ally for the meme.
Monday, March 16, 2009
1. My weekend started on Thursday @ 9:30am instead of Friday evening.
2. I met a cute single PA. True, I met him wearing mismatched PJs and while having throw up breath.
3. My mom reached Rock Star status Thursday night, because she took me to the After Hours Doctor.
4. I had lots of time to watch college basketball. I feel very qualified to give advice to anyone unsure how to fill out their NCAA bracket.
5. I lost 5lbs.
6. I was able to start my new book from the library.
7. I broke my all time record of staying in bed. Saturday, I official got out of bed at 5:00pm. Yes, folks 5:00pm!
8. I am completely caught up on this season’s Millionaire Matchmaker; and I am even more certain that I should become Oklahoma’s Millionaire Matchmaker.
9. I made one can of soup last two days. No, not because of the recession.
10. Did I mention I lost 5lbs?
11. I’ve almost out grown acting like a baby when I’m sick.
See, all very positive things!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I’m still trying to figure out who’s who, but one episode really caught my eye. I think because it applied to me. Ramona, one of the housewives, wrote a dating advice article for Cosmo back in the 80s. Ramona, along with all rich housewives, thinks very highly of herself and felt that her Cosmo article would be helpful to a newly single housewife. Since Ramona is so confident that her 80s dating advice article could be helpful to her super rich powerful friend, I figured the advice column would be helpful to all my non-rich NYC Housewife readers. So here’s some of Romana’s advice for finding a man…
Don't wait for Kevin Costner. Overly discriminating women wind up spending Saturday night with a container of Haagen-Dazs. Since there simple aren't enough Fortune 500 CEOs with washboard stomachs and great personalities to go around, lower your standards - and forget about meeting a movie star or model. Dates need not be handsome or serious marriage material; they must simply want to share a pleasant evening with you.
-Actually, you probably could just wait for Kevin Costner. I think he just remarried, so there’s a good chance his Hollywood marriage could fail.
Be a Flirt
Be a consummate flirt. You can meet men anywhere, anytime, by acting friendly and nonjudgmental, smiling, making eye contact. You'd be amazing at the number of women who wear frowns of blasé expressions as a sort of protective mirror.
Get His Digits
Take his number - and say you'll call him. This way, you won't have to wait by the phone! Yes, it's hard to make the first move, but being in control does wonderful things for the ego! (Men have known this little secret for centuries.)
-Yuck! I couldn’t disagree with this more! If he’s interested in you, he’ll get your number, and then he’ll actually call you! If he doesn’t have enough courage or motivation to ask for my number then it’s not going to work out between us.
No Last-Minute Plans
Say no to last-minute plans. If a superhunk calls at 8:00 P.M. on a Thursday to ask you out for Friday night - even though you're dying to accept and have nothing else to do - say, "I'm sorry, I'd love to see you, but I always make plans for the weekend by Wednesday." If he's even remotely interested, he'll call earlier next week.
-If a superhunk calls me, Blogger World, you guys will be the first to know, and heck yeah I’ll go on the date! It’s not everyday a superhunks calls me!
Tone that Bod
Work on your bod. Taking control of weight, muscle tone, and overall figure can improve your self-confidence, which makes it easier to take control of your life.
-CHECK...on my part.
Don't Mention the Other GuysNever talk about other men. Making a man jealous by mentioning things you've done or places you've gone with his rivals almost always backfires - he'll start talking about all of his girlfriends.
-There would have to be other guys.
Advice from Ramona, famous/rich/powerful/married Housewife of NYC, take it, leave it, whatever. I just thought it was funny.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
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.
What do you want to see happen in the rest of 2009?
Monday, March 9, 2009
Monday in my neighborhood is trash day. About 75% of the time my trash makes it to the curb on Sunday night. The other 25% of time, I either put the trash out Monday morning or it just doesn’t get taken out. This morning, I was getting ready for work. The morning had started out like most Monday-Friday mornings; I made it out of bed without falling over anything. I had just finished blow drying my hair and clipping the last roller on my head, when I heard the noise. The trash man. Way before 7:00am, he was banging up and down my street. CRAP! I didn’t put the trash out last night, and it has to go out today. Sister #1 and I did yard work so the trash can was full to the max.
In order to beat the trash man I had to get outside ASAP. I quickly put on a jacket and flip flops, and ran out the door. In my PJ shorts, tie-die t-shirt, red jacket, lady bug flip flops, and rollers… I put the trash out. The trash man was kind enough to not say anything about my attire and simply wave. HOWEVER, the trash did make it to the curb this morning, and that is what’s important here!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Today is the anniversary of the Alamo falling to Santa Ana's army. So remember the Alamo today! And be sure to celebrate national frozen food day. Or as some like to call it, single's awareness day part 2. Well, that's all from OK Chick's number 3 fan. Hope you have a great day Blogger World! (to check out OK Chick's guest blog at my blog)
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep. What in the world is that awful noise? Oh man, it’s time to get up. I don’t want to get up. Ahhh I hate running. No I don’t, I’m excited to get up. Now left leg, swing off the bed.
62 degrees. Alright, it’s shorts weather.
What in the world happen to my legs? Didn’t my legs used to have lots of muscle? Where’s my muscle?
LORD, could you give me a break! It’s 5:15am and the wind is knocking me over. Couldn’t you calm the wind until I’m done running? I realize it’s not a life or death thing, but I’m making a real effort to train for the half marathon.
If it’s this windy when I run the half I’m going to be very angry. I might say 13 cuss words-one per mile. Nope, make that 26- two per mile.
I had no idea U2 was still on my iPod. It’s a beautiful dayyyyy…
I don’t want to go to work today. I need a day off. Oh, I wish I was British so I could say I needed a holiday. It sounds so much better.
I think for breakfast I’ll eat oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, sugar, and honey. MMMM that sounds good.
What’s that man doing around their cars? Why does he have a sack? Is he wearing jeans? What if the guy has a gun? Oh no, I’m going to die. I’m going to be mugged in my own neighborhood and no one will discover me for another few hours. You know, if you can’t be safe in your own neighborhood, then where can you be safe? Is he breaking into the cars? He saw me!!! Pick up your pace, you’re almost home. If you make it to the garage you can put the door down. Hurry, hurry...he’s walking towards you. I’m going to die. There’s so much I haven’t accomplished. This can't be the end. Blogger World, you should feel special. I was thinking of you during this.
Wait, is that man old? WHAT the crap is he doing? Why is he bending down? Oh, it’s just my neighbor picking up trash. Good morning Mr. Neighbor.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Usually when I’m given Thunder tickets, Sister #1 goes with me. She’s kind of my go-to- girl with this kind of stuff. However, yesterday she declined the invitation because she didn’t feel well. I think she waned to stay home to watch The Bachelor. I’m kidding she was really sick. Anyway, Sister #1 was out, which meant I had to begin the search for a seat partner. Below you will see my process of elimination….
2:45- Email MrT- no response so I move on to someone else.
3:15- Txt good college friend (girl) - has to work
3:17- Email good college friend’s brother - no response so I move on to someone else.
3:45- Email a church/running buddy- doesn’t feel like going to the game.
3:50- Hope MrT or good college friend’s brother email me back-which they don’t.
4:00- Txt another church/aerobics friend- she has a date. AHHH!
4:15- Txt Holly- can’t go already have plans.
4:30- Txt/email my go-to-guy friend- has to clean his room and the attic. WHAT!
4:35- Call my dad to see if he wants to go with me, since no one wants to go!
Now, as you can see I made an effort to find someone. I was at work so I had a limited number of email addresses and only a few hours to find someone. But even with those obstacles, I still should have been able to find SOMEONE. I didn’t think it would have been so difficult. I mean, I’m not asking for a date or marriage proposal, I’m just asking for someone to sit next to me at an NBA basketball game! It’s one basketball game, not even a commitment for multiple games.
Well, all this leads to one conclusion. Single Woman Seeks Friends. I need new friends. It’s not that I’m kicking the old ones to the curb, but the old ones are pretty much married/dated off. And that’s not a bad thing, but when I only have one ticket I can’t simply invite one of my married friends-trust me I’ve tried. This month I have a goal. By the end of this month, I want to meet three new single friends. All I’m looking for is someone that will sit next to me at an NBA game.
If you were wondering…Thunder thumped Maves, and I got to see Wes Welker at the game. That’s right the NFL dude! AND my dad was a great seat partner!
Monday, March 2, 2009
My friend Holly came over for dinner. We had a healthy chicken pot pie, healthy green beans, really unhealthy Mac-n-Cheese, and topped off the meal with some unhealthy ice cream. I suppose everything balanced out.
Most of the meal was discussing Holly’s wedding plans. She’s gettin’ hitched this summer. I’m very happy for Holly! I know she’s met a great man that makes her extremely happy.
Saturday was kind of a boring day. It wasn’t my typical OK Chick Saturday morning- no race. Though, I did clean my house and finished all my laundry. We are talking hardcore cleaning- dusting and shower duty; and we are talking hardcore laundry. I have now washed all my ski trip stuff. Shut up, I don’t want to hear it.
After I had exhausted every household chore it was off to Hometown, USA. I needed to return my washed ski stuff, see the fam, and eat some of my mom’s soup.
After a wonderful cup of soup I headed to Land of the Sooners. I was eating dinner with two dear friends. Since I’d already eaten I spent the meal sipping on Mango Ice Teas. I recommend Mango Ice Tea from Chili’s-pretty good. It was fun to catch up with my friends but I could have done without the dinner topic. The dinner topic was dating and being single. Now, on this blog I rant about being single, but I’m not really worried that I’m single. I can’t say it consumes my thoughts; but it was interesting to hear their opinions on the issue. I can’t say I added much to the conversation, which is how I drank 2 Mango Ice Teas and 2 Waters, but an enjoyable evening.
Exciting day! First, I started off my day with a run. My goal was to run 5 miles. HOWEVER, I rock so I ran 6 miles. I was way pumped! It’s the most miles I’ve ran in a while, and I did it in a decent time- not turtle pace. After all that excitement I taught my lovely 4th graders about the importance of obeying their parents. And then since I hadn’t had enough kids for the day, I went to a one year olds party. Man, it’s a big deal to turn one now days. There was a fancy cake, cupcakes, nachos, fruit, and tons of presents for the birthday girl. The poor girl was tired after opening all her presents. Heck, I’d be tired from opening all those presents. Fun times! So even though all this was super exciting, the highlight of the day was at the grocery store. Folks, I bought three boxes of Post cereal and a gallon of milk for $6.08. Yes, $6! I saved more money with coupons/store promotions than what I spent. Coupons people! Cou-pons!
There you have it….another typical weekend for OK Chick.