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?