Friday, February 26, 2010

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray

Last night I went to an amazing concert, Billy Joel/Elton John! I had a blast with The Roommate and her husband. They were good seat partners. Here are some pictures from last night. Enjoy....

I can now die a happy girl, I heard Uptown Girl live.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Letters from OK Chick

Dear Office,
I apologize for my outfit. I know, I look goofy. But office, I couldn't find anything to wear this morning. NOTHING! Also, I was in a hurry this morning. I was running late from aerobics, and I still needed to make stops for gas and Starbucks. Tomorrow, I promise I will look better. Promise!
Ok Chick

Dear Office,
What's up with the blue ice? My office has an ice machine that spits out Sonic Ice, which is awesome. Anyway, twice this week I've discovered that my beloved ice is blue. It's so weird. I don't understand why the ice is turning blue? But neither does the repair people because they can't solve the problem.
Annoyed Employee,
Ok Chick

Dear Starbucks,
I think your breakfast combos are great. But, I think it's unfair that you would not let me pair a breakfast sandwich with a nonfat steamer together. Why can't I substitute the coffee for a nonfat steamer? You know I don't like coffee, and I am a loyal customer. LOYAL!
Your #1 morning customer,
Ok Chick

Dear College Baseball Players,
I'm happy to see baseball season is back into full swing. I enjoy running with you guys!
Keep up the good work! I can tell it's going to be a good season, or at least a good running season for me.
Your running buddy,
Ok Chick

Dear Triathlon,
If I die while trying to complete you, please know that I've enjoyed the training. Well most of the training. Ok, so just the swimming and running.
OK Chick

Dear Billy Joel & Elton John,
I'm so excited to see you guys tomorrow night. I can't wait for Billy to sing Uptown Girl. It's one of my favorites. I'm also very excited to see how many outfits Elton wears throughout the night. It should be a good show. If not, I'm going to be one angry fan. I've been waiting for this since November! SO make it good!!!
Your long time fan,
OK Chick

Friday, February 19, 2010

A family affair

Currently I'm training for a triathlon. Now before you think I'm some super fit chick, let me explain. This is a small indoor triathlon. It's the kind of race that makes real triathletes roll their eyes.

Last night I went swimming. Nothing new with me going swimming; but last night was my first night to swim with my swim cap. I purposely planned to go swim later so no one could check out how awesome I would look in my swim cap, which sadly this picture isn't my swim cap. But seriously, how awesome would this swim cap be? Anyway, I get to the pool and quickly scanned the pool area to see what lucky soul would witness my first swim cap swim. I spotted some High School kids sitting in the corner. I wasn't really worried about them because they're HS kids, and whatever I do is going to be dorky to them. Despite the HS crowd I put the swim cap over my ponytail, and began my swim. The first lap went great. I felt like Michael Phelps.

After a couple laps and starting to feel ok about the awesome swim cap, Sister #2 walked into the pool area. She came to laugh at me. After she got a good laugh at me, Sister #1 walked into the pool area. Yes, both sisters came to laugh at me in my awesome swim cap. I hate my sisters! Ok not really. Sister #2 was actually very helpful. She sat on the edge of the pool and helped me with my flip turn around thing. I never got the flip, but she kept trying to help. Well, in between laughs. Sister #1 was no help at all. She basically floated and dog paddled in the lane next to me.

The moral of this post...never tell your sisters you are going swimming while wearing your new swim cap.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I'm bringing Cookie Thursday back

Today, is going to be a good day after I eat one of these.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How a single girl spends VDay



a. First, I spent a small portion of my morning directing a puppet show. This is not an easy task. I have to make sure the kiddos do not use their puppets as weapons. Surprisingly, this happens often.

b. After a fantastic puppet show we enjoyed doughnuts. Last week I brought the kiddos doughnuts to bribe them. This week one of my awesome kiddos brought doughnuts to share. We also feasted on Homemade Banana Nut Muffins, brought by another awesome kiddo. Basically, I loaded the kids up on sugar. Their parents love me.

c. I ended the day with some beautiful flowers. The Cousin sent me flowers. Isn't she the best cousin ever? I know! Oh, did you think the flowers were from This Guy? Now, don't get upset, someday I'll met someone and The Cousin won't have to send me flowers.

All around a great Vday. I couldn't have asked for a better day.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Update-Blind Date #83

Blogger World, I'm pleased to report that my blind date was not a horrible experience. It was the opposite. I had a good time. I was impressed because "This Guy" and I have many things in common, not just running and fried food. I don't even think This Guys likes fried food! But first, I must praise MJ on his mad matchmaking skills. This Guy and I are a good match. Now if it works out, who knows but This Guy and I have many similar interests and I see us becoming friends. You know, I'm thinking MJ and I should become OKC's Millionaire Matchmatcher. If we put our matchmaking powers together, we'd be unstoppable! Everyone would have dates!

Anyway, last night This Guy and I met for coffee. We'd planned to meet at my favorite cupcake establishment, but it closed early so we opted for Starbucks. Even though I walked into Starbucks feeling exhausted from the day, I never once looked at my watch. I have to say, that's pretty huge for me. I was even surprised when the folks at Starbucks told us they were closing because it was 10pm.

I'm not for sure if This Guy and I will hang out again...but I'm kind of assuming we will. He did send me a text messaging saying he had a good time. I mean, that can't be a horrible thing? But again you never know. As I said yesterday, he wants to start as friends, so this could have been a great friend blind date. Nonetheless, I will keep you guys up-to-date because I know this is what you live for. Oh, you mean you don't care about my dating life? Hmm I think you are lying.

PS-Still working on the nickname.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blind Date #83

I have a blind date tonight. Well, I'm not really sure if it's a date. You see, my friend MJ is trying to set me up with this guy he knows. When the idea was pitched to me, I said sure I enjoy meeting new people. A few days later MJ told me this guy is interested, but wants to start out as friends. I immediately think I'm getting the brush off, so I assume nothing will happen with this guy. But to my surprise, this guy and I have communicated over facebook. Sidenote: Is it weird that now I have to go through facebook to get dates? I find it odd.

Currently, the plan is to meet this guy tonight for coffee, or a nonfat Chai in my case. I will give a full report tomorrow. Also, hopefully by tomorrow I will have a nickname for "this guy". I would assign him a number like...Guy #1, Guy #2, Guy #3, Guy #4, and Guy #5....but I know that annoys Bone. Actually, I don't even know if there was a Guy #5? See, I confuse myself.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What a difference 4 years makes....

My second favorite trip was when I went to the Winter Olympics. If you remember, the last Winter Olympics was held in Italy. I'd never been to Europe so four friends and I decided we needed to make the trip. We ended up spending nine days in Europe. We flew to Rome and flew out of Paris. Along the way, we visited Switzerland, Vienna, and some other place in Austria. Sorry, the places kind of run together. It was a busy nine days, but the trip was amazing. We spent one day at the Olympics, and we watched Men's Curling. No, we really watched Curling. It was the only event that didn't leave us broke and we were able to watch USA.

On the way home from Europe, my friends and I made a pack that no matter where we were, what we were doing with our lives... we were going to Canada for the Winter Olympics. Now, it would be awesome if I could tell you that my friends and I are going to Canada for the Olympics. But I can't. You see, ALL of my friends decided to get married in these past 4 years. Here's the breakdown....Hopefully, you can read this. If not, I'm sorry I'm not re-doing this picture. Anyway, as you can see...Jay and Julie married each other. Jason married my old roommate, and Holly married a great guy this summer. So all that's left is me...and I'm pissed. I want to go to Canada. Dang my stupid friends, I wanted to use my passport this year!!!! Ok, I'm kidding. I'm happy for all my friends. They all have great spouses, and I am friends with all of them. True, it would have been neat to go to Canada, but I can't complain. I went to the last Winter Olympics. If anything, I'm thankful that my first visit to Europe was with these people and to the Winter Olympics.

Monday, February 8, 2010


It just realized I left you hanging on a couple post. For instance, did Sister #1 ever name her dog? The answer would be yes. Blogger World, please meet Pepper.

You know, these pictures almost make me want a dog. But then I remember dogs poop; and quickly become content with my pet free house.

Friday, February 5, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things....

This morning I'm lacking in creative juices. It's not you guys, it's me. I'm hung over from Advil PM. In effort to post something, but not really say anything, I give you an updated These are a few of my favorite things post. Love them, hate them, whatever.

1) The sun
It's been a rough winter for us Okies. True, we've only had a couple massive snow storms and a few days of negative/zero temperature, but I didn't really sign up for this type of winter. You see, I live in Oklahoma, the land of the wind/tornadoes, not the land of freezing cold winters.

2) Happy Hour
Last night I went to Happy Hour with an old friend. It was really fun, and reminded me that cheap food and drinks are ok. Also, it's a good excuse to have Chips and Salsa for dinner.
3) Stonyfield Farm Yogurt
I don't really buy into the organic is better for you. However, this organic yogurt is really good. I mean, really good, almost Fiber One quality. Also, I'm able to pronounce every ingredient in this yogurt.
4) My new fleece
Blogger World, this is the fleece that kept me warm for all the snow days. Isn't it cool? I thought so too. I would like to thank the folks at Columbia/Mountain Hardwear for creating such a warm/cute fleece.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Get out of my way

This picture was sent out to thousands of people here in town. I'm in the picture.

Can you find me? I'll help you by drawing a red arrow? Now do you see?

I'd like to thank the folks at Redbud for using this picture. I don't know if they could have found a better picture of me. If you look closely, you will see I'm about to take out the girl beside me. This is false. I never use violence when I run. Truth be told, I was wiping sweat from my face. But you know, that's kind of gross to think about, so let's pretend that I was about to take out the girl beside me.