Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Soul Mate Search

Blogger World, I'm single. Yup that's right, not married. As a single person, I enjoy playing matchmaker.

Today, I'm playing matchmaker again and I'm using this wonderful blog to help this girl.
As my matchmaking hero Patti always says, "Guys, meet my millionaire."
Her name is Holly Madison and she's looking for her soul mate. Holly needs a guy that is...
" and not overprotective and doesn't feel threatened by a successful woman," she explains. "He needs to be patient and somebody who knows where he wants the relationship to go."

After our interview, which was published on, I realized Holly was just normal single girl looking for a guy. Hopefully, this post will help her with her search for a soul mate.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

These are my favorite things- Work Addition

Lately I've been lacking on the blog post. Mostly, because my life has been boring. Everyday I get up early, go to work for a really long time, come home exhausted, and go to bed. As you can see, 90% of my day is spent at work. I suppose this is to be expected. It does pay my bills, and it does pay for my travel hobby. In honor of working long hours and being cranky, I thought a Favorite Things post was in order. Blogger World, please enjoy my favorite things about work....

1. Post-It Notes
I am a huge fan of Post-Its. Not only are they convenient, they are also very cute. Also, they come in multiple sizes and shapes. AND, they also come in a variety of colors. I just love them! The Post-It Note inventor is a genius. Did you know Art Fry invented them? It's true.
2. Sonic Ice
My office has a machine that produces Sonic Ice all day and all night. Please don't tell my mom this, but I chomp on ice all stinkin' day! It might be my favorite thing about my job. There's nothing like Sonic Ice paired with water. Tasty.
3. Cubicles
I realize most people hate having a cubicle. I feel the opposite. My cubicle has a homey feeling. You know, all crammed in a small space. It's very lovely. However, recently my work load has doubled, possibly tripled. This has resulted in a mass amount of...stuff in my cubicle. My cube no longer feels homey. Instead, it looks like I need to be on an episode of Hoarders. But I can't just tell my boss I need a window office because I have too much crap. He might not like my suggestion. Therefore, I took matters into my own hands. Beside my cubicle there is a vacant cubicle, and today I decided the vacant cubicle is going to be my second office. This afternoon I spent time converting the extra cube into my second office. I feel so much better, and my original cube has that homey feeling again.
4. Food Cube
My department has a food cubicle. You guys know this. I've discussed it many times. Mostly, because the food cubicle is making me fat. But even though I hate the food cube, because it's making me fat. I also really love the food cubicle. Today the food cubicle had two boxes of cookies in there. One box being these amazingly delicious pink icing cookies. I was strong and resisted the cookies, but it's nice to have options. Almost everyday the food cube has something different in there. You might find cake, pie, or brownies. It's Christmas in a cube.

Folks, those are my four favorite things. I must end this post because I need to go to bed. I'm tired.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

No more Barefoot Contessa

Sister #1 and I have always joked about Barefoot Contessa.
We joke she is secretly a mean lady, despite how she acts on her show. I imagined she was the type of lady that little kids are afraid to be around, which makes the episodes she cocoks with kids very funny. On these episodes it looks she is about to fly off the roof if one of the kids moves, tries to help her cook, or misprounces a french ingredient.

I say all this because Sister #1 and I were right about old Barefoot. She really is a mean lady. Friday, I read an article that Barefoot Contessa declined cooking with a six-year old Make-A-Wish cancer patient. Enzo, the little boy, has asked her to cook with him two times. She said no two different times. How heartless do you have to be to decline a poor boy his wish? I don't have to tell you that my cooking hero, Paula, wouldn't have said no. I bet she'd cook with him, put the little boy on her show, along his whole famly, and then invite them all to Thanksgiving! Barefoot Contessa has quite the PR nightmare on her hands. I hope that she makes this right to Enzo and his family! Until then, I will not buy her products, watch her show, or look at her cookbooks. Not that I did any of those things before, but this time I'm blogging about it so all of Blogger World knows how I feel!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hello 30!

Today is the day. I realize you guys are sick of me talking about my birthday. I get it. But humor me for one more day. Will you do that for me?

I must say, it's already starting out to be a grand day. Highlights so far....

1. Free drink at Starbucks
2. Candy waiting on my desk
3. Cookie cake waiting on my desk
4. Tinker Bell party favors set up for a birthday party at work
5. Sister #2 just emailed me the above picture

Folks, it's only 7:00am. It's going to be great day!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Farwell 29!

Well, today is my last day to be 29. Tomorrow morning I'll wake up and be a different person. I'll be older and hopefully wiser. It's true, I will still be single. And, I still don't own an ice cream scoop, but that's ok. Since the life expectancy is 73.4, I would say I have lots of life left to live!

Here's to the last of my 20s!

Friday, March 18, 2011


This weekend starts my birthday celebration. The Cousin and The Cousin's brother, who is also my cousin, will be in town to help celebrate. I have no plans for my actual birthday, which is Tuesday. Next Friday, MrT and I are taking off work to celebrate our birthdays, his was last week. Right now our itinerary is The OKC Zoo, lunch with a friend, and a Jazzercise class.

On the way to work I heard Fishing in the Dark, by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. I sang along very loudly. I have very fond memories of this song. Actually, I don't have fond memories, I just really like the song.

I did not register for birthday gifts at William-Sonoma. I felt that it was selfish.
But if I ever get married, I will not have this attitude! It will be a free-for-all on the registering. Mark.My.Words.

I have strong feelings of disappointment towards Vanderbilt. They messed up my bracket! However, I feel I can bounce back from this set back. Now if Ohio State loses, I'm up a creek.

This week OKC Thunder beat The Miami Heat. HA...take that LeBron James!

Have you ever noticed that Pioneer Woman cooks unhealthy recipes, yet she is super skinny? How does she do that?

Sister #2 wanted me to let everyone know that she has heard of Saved By the Bell, just never seen an episode. I know, it's still a failure on my part.

Starbucks is now selling Cake Pops in their stores. You know a blogger invented Cake Pops, right? I wonder if Starbucks paid for her invention? Do you think she's rich? Another blogger hit it big. I find that very impressive. It's amazing what blogs can do! I use mine as therapy, and others make millions.

Ok, on that rambling I'm going to end this bad boy!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

My job is done

It was Wednesday, June 10 2009 when I realized I had failed my poor baby sister. My family was on an enjoyable family vacation in NYC, for Sister #2 High School graduation. The Sisters and I were shopping in the NBC store when it happened. Sister #2 made the announcement that she had never heard of the show Saved By the Bell. It took everything I had not to break down and cry in the middle of the store. I had failed my baby sister.

Now, let's fast forward two years. Sister #2 is now in college. This week is Spring Break and she is spending it in sunny San Diego. I know, I'm jealous too. Here, I've been sitting in a cubicle all week while she's on the beach! Anyway, last night Sister #2 had this comment as her facebook status:

Dear OKC,
Please bring H&M, World Market, and In-N-Out Burger to OKC.
Sister #2

Folks, my heart leaped with joy. I might have failed on the TV, but by golly I have taught her a few things! I feel that I can sit back and enjoy life because I'm done raising Sister #2.

Now, if you would excuse me, I must fill out my bracket. It's due in 4 hours.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Act like tomorrow is 10 years away

Tonight I had a date with the pavement. It was a good date. I ran 6 miles!

Blogger World, running 6 miles is huge for me. HUGE I tell you! I haven't consistently ran in three months. Of course, tomorrow my legs might be reminding me that I haven't worked out in three months, but we'll worry about that tomorrow.

Right now, I'm excited because I feel that I can get to 13.1 miles by May 1st. This is the date for OKC's Half Marathon. A few weeks ago, I made the decision to not run the half marathon. I didn't think I had time to properly train for the race. However, tonight's accomplishment is very encouraging. I think I can do it! Besides, this year my dad is so out of shape that I might actually beat him in a race!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Look at me I'm a Food Blogger

A few months ago, I wrote a post about my Sunday night dinner. Remember? It was my sad attempt of being a Food Blogger. However, you guys were impressed with culinary masterpiece of Sloppy Joes, Broccoli & Cheese, and Box Potatoes.

Well, today I made another culinary masterpiece. I made myself an Apple Treat for one. I call it Apple Treat, because it was the only name I could think of this afternoon, and the "for one" part goes without saying.

Since I'm a great blogger, I took a few pictures of the Apple Treat process. I say Apple Treat process pretty loosely. I don't have the whole cooking/picture taking down very well, or at all. But here goes ....

First up, the fine ingredients that make an Apple Treat possible.

As you can see all you need is one green apple, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, cinnamon, and crescent rolls. See, very simple! I don't do complicated recipes, that's why I don't like that skinny Italian chick on the Food Network. She has way too many steps!

Second step is very important. I washed, pealed, and diced the green apple. I guess you could use a red apple for this made up recipe. I used a green apple because I've had the green apple longer. I was afraid the green apple was about to spoil. I hate having to throw away fruit. It breaks my heart.

Next, I mixed the diced apple, butter, both types of sugar, cinnamon, and butter in a small bowl. No that is not a typo, I meant to say butter twice. I'm from the South! Also, I have no amounts for you. I'm flying by the seat of my pants with this recipe. Let's cross our fingers it turns out good. After everything is all mixed. I placed the bowl in the oven to cook for about 15-20 minutes. I'm not really for sure how long, but this is my guess. Again, flying by the seat of my pants on this recipe.

While the apples are cooking I killed time by doing something productive.
I used the time to watch last week's Hellcats episode. Oh, did you really expect something productive? Right.

When Hellcats was getting really good, I checked the apples. I didn't want to forget about them. I found that they are soft and ready for the last part. The Crescent roll part. I placed 2 Crescent Rolls on top of the apples. But after this step I realized Crescent Rolls looked bare and low fat, so I sprinkled sugar, butter, and cinamon on top. You know, just for kicks and more calories.

Ten minutes later I had a culinary masterpiece.
I must say it looked amazing. However, it was still missing something.

I decided one scoop of ice cream was a must for this Apple Treat for one...
The final verdict was it was yummy. I must say, I was delighted that this recipe turned out good. Feel free to steal this recipe. I will not sue you.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I wish

this was the view from my office

but instead, I look like this guy....

The End

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

21 days and counting

It's finally March, my birthday month. Now, before you start rolling your eyes please know that I am not one of those people that celebrates their birthday all month long. Of course, if you are one of those people, more power to you. My family would not put up with a month long celebration. My parents and sisters would nip that in the butt real quick.

In 21 days I will be turning 30. The big 3-0. I'm sure something huge is suppose to happen when you turn 30? Right now, nothing is coming to mind. I already have a job, pay taxes, and mow my yard. Really, what more is left?

But if we quickly walk down memory lane, we will see I've actually accomplished quite a bit for being such a young one. For instance.....
1. Finally rode my bike without training wheels
2. Learned to read
3. Passed 2nd grade
4. Ran my first 1 mile for Physical Fitness Test- took me a good 20 minutes
5. Discovered that I enjoyed writing, even if I sucked at spelling and grammar
6. Selected to be part of my Elementary School's choir
7. Attended 1 Middle School dance
8. Passed Middle School
9. Survived High School, even though my parents made me drive a Jeep Wagoneer
10. Conquered my "driving on the interstate" fear
11. Retired from playing basketball
12. Started playing tennis while in High School, never won a tournament or went to State
13. Had to get stitches two different times while in High School
14. Was hit with a golf ball and lived to tell the story-great story
15. Never broke a bone

Right now, I'm going to stop at 15. Why you ask? Castle is about to come on TV. Maybe another time I will finish the rest of the list? I still have plenty to list. We've only hit High School.