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

OK Chick News

OK Chick Breaking News...
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?