Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Proof is in the Picture

Disclaimer: please ignore that I look like a wet rat in following two picture. Folks, this is what I look like after a 10-12 hour day at the office. Yes, it's not always rainbows and butterflies in my life. I do have bad hair days. Since we've covered the disclaimer, we can move on to the point of this post.

Blogger World see the little boy sitting in my lap? The little boy giving everyone a pathetic sad face? This is the face you receive when you do not share your slice of cake.
Now, look at what happens when I decide to share my cake. He perks up. The cute little boy gives everyone a sweet smile.
Blogger World, this just proves the famous guy myth.. a way to a man's heart is through his stomach is not a myth. Apparently, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and age does not play a factor.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy Pancake Day!

Today is National Pancake Day! It's the truth. Fine, here's some proof.

I haven't missed National Pancake Day in 4 years, and I have no intention of missing it this year. Blogger World....go out and celebrate National Pancake Day!

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Running Duo

5K in the month of February- CHECK

We waited until the last weekend for our February race. Please do not think we are procrastinators. No, it was because of the weather. Lately, our Saturdays have been crappy . It's been windy, rainy, or cold. No fun for running. However, this past Saturday was beautiful. The waiting paid off! The sun was out, the temps were wonderful, and there was no wind. We couldn't have asked for a better running morning.

A big thanks to our dad who randomly showed up to watch us run. He was also our photographer. Thanks dad!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The first sign of getting old...

A conversation between my parents....

Dad: I think there is something wrong with us.
Mom: What?
Dad: We shouldn't be tired all the time.
Mom: We work 12-14 hour days, and we're old.
Dad: Who are you calling old! I'm not old!
Mom: Yes we are old. You're going to be 58 in August.
Dad: I'm not going to be 58.
Mom: Yes, you are.
Dad: No, that doesn't sound right.
Mom: I'm not wrong, you will be 58 in August.
2 days later.
Dad: You know I did the math, and I am going to be 58 in August.
Mom: I know.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Running Thoughts

Last night I went running and had some thoughts. As always, I never claim to have intelligent thoughts.

I have 30 minutes before NCSI LA comes on TV, better run fast.

Chris O'Donnell is so cute!

Is that my fat rolls bouncing around? Where did that come from?

I want tight abs like the people on Pinterest. I bet they run more than 3 miles.

I wonder if I received any mail today? Probably just bills. I hate bills. I hate paying bills.

Geez, it's time to do taxes again. I guess I could check into having someone prepare my taxes? But then you have to pay them. What if I don't receive a refund, I'd be out even more money. Taxes suck!

Mental Note #1: Check into having someone prepare my taxes.

I really should look into purchasing a headlamp. How cool would be it to run with a headlamp? I think I'd run further.

I must figure out my iPad/iPod/iTunes. I need new music.
Mental Note#2: Ask Michelle if her 3 year old can help with that?

I can't wait to see how many calories I've burned on this run. I feel like I'm running fast.

Sister #1 ran her 3 miles in 31 minutes. I think I can beat her time. I've done 2:25 miles in 23 minutes. Yeah, I can beat her time. I just need to find the right song.

Yes, Metallica will do.

I wonder how old Metallica is? Mom and Dad's age? Surely!

3 miles in 31 minutes. Dang...I tied her!!!!

Oh my gosh, is that my heart? Am I about to have a heart attack?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday; in English the day is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday.

Folks, today is Mardi Gras. I plan to celebrate. Oh please, get your mind out of the gutter. I'm not celebrating the traditional New Orleans/Girls Gone Wild way. In my world, Mardi Gras means on thing....

King Cake!

I love me some King Cake!!!! If you are wondering what in the world I'm talking about, here's the background information on King Cake. Thank you Wikipedia!

A king cake is a type of cake associated with the festival of Epiphany in the Christmas season in a number of countries, and in other places with the pre-Lenten celebrations of Mardi Gras.The cake has a small trinket (often a small plastic baby, said to represent Baby Jesus) inside (or sometimes placed underneath), and the person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket has various privileges and obligations.

Blogger World, Happy Mardi Gras!!! Here's to crazy a holiday that gives us King Cake!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

VDay Recap

First, my evening started out with a healthy, yet very tasty dinner at Subway. In case you were wondering, I had a turkey sandwich with lots of vegetables. I told you it was healthy. Oh and the best part about eating at Subway was I used my Subway gift-card. It was a double score, healthy and a free meal!

Of course, being that yesterday was Valentine's Day I could not dine alone. A fellow blogger, joined me for this fine meal. Blogger World, have you met Amy? She's fun. Obviously, just look at this picture. Doesn't it make you want to be friends with her? I know!
After dinner, Amy invited me to her Zumba class. It was my first time to attend a Zumba class. You guys know I'm a loyal Jazzerciser. But folks, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Dancing is fun! So whether you are shaking it at Zumba or at Jazzercise, you are getting a great workout. Last night I had a blast shaking it while sweating out calories. Zumba is fun!

So maybe I didn't receive flowers, chocolate, or the dang cookie bouquet. I still had a great Valentine's Day. But... if anyone wants to send me a cookie bouquet, I'd be down with that present! What? Don't judge me. You know I'll Jazzercise it off.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day, the day of love.

Blogger World, I hope your day is filled with lots of love.

I hope your sweetie pie buys you pretty flowers.

I hope your sweetie pie spoils you with delicious chocolates.
Or maybe your sweetie pie will buy you a cookie bouquet.
Happy Valentine's Day to each of you...

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Today is Thursday. Today is also Read in the Bathtub Day. I believe today is also a Ramblings day. Enjoy...

Next month I'll be turning 31. This isn't a milestone birthday. Truth be told, it's kind of a boring birthday year. However, I want to celebrate turning 31. I want to start year 31 off with a bang. I read on that Justin Timberlake celebrated his 31st birthday by going to Canada. Obviously, I will not be following in Justin's footsteps, since I went to Canada in December. Suggestions are welcome on what to do for my 31st birthday.

You've Got Mail is one of my all time favorite movies. It just makes me smile. I think movies should make you smile and feel good about life.

During the Super Bowl halftime show Sister #2 made a comment to my family. She said... Madonna is like your Lady Gaga. Excuse me! In 20 years, do you think we will be singing Lady Gaga songs? Heck no!

This week my hands have been extremely dry. It's weird.

Last month I bought an iPad 1. I'm still trying to figure out how to use the stupid thing. The learning is a working progress. I feel like an elderly person trying to figure out email.

Last weekend I went to a Toni Braxton concert held in one of the local casinos. Alright, please look past the fact that I attended a Toni Braxton concert. The important part of my first sentence is it was held in one of the local casinos. You want talk about good people watching! Blogger World, it was unbelievable! I loved it! Seriously, it was 100% better than Oklahoma's State Fair, which is saying a lot. Folks if you are ever bored, I highly recommend you hit up the the casino in El Reno, Oklahoma.

So, Paula Deen has type 2 diabetes. Does this really surprise anyone? You know I love me some Paula Deen, and I wish the best for her.

I sure wish Southwest would stop sending me emails about their fare sale. Due to my recent back-to-back-to-back vacations I will not be going anywhere for awhile. Their emails, with beautiful pictures of the beach, are making me want to book a flight to Florida. And I can't afford Florida!

I sure wish would stop sending me emails about local singles that want to meet me. Number one, I did not sign up for How in the world do they know who would be my perfect match? I do not think Jim, father of 2, with no job is a perfect match! Oh good Lord, did my aunt sign me up for I just thought of this. She is always trying to find me someone to date. I better ask her about this stuff.

On the note, I'm going to end this Ramblings.

Over and out

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dating Confession...

#2 Dating Requirement: Must have health insurance.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

TV Confessions....

Blogger World, I'm going to be real with you.

These are some of my favorite shows.

Do not judge.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Post Super Bowl Sunday

Last night my family had a Super Bowl party. It was a successful party. All invited guest attended. Of course, there were only 5 people invited- The Sisters, The Parentals, and myself.

My mom cooked a big healthy meal for us. She made roast, potatoes, carrots, corn, and Crescent rolls. My family is a big fan of Crescent rolls.

After dinner my mom was bragging about the healthy meal she had prepared. I agree with my mom, it was a healthy meal. However, my mom forgot about her tasty dessert. A dessert that has been served at the past three family meals.

Blogger World, meet my mom's dessert for the past three family meals...
I have no idea why we've started having cinnamon rolls for dessert, but I'm not going to complain. I don't know what it is, but I cannot turn down these cinnamon rolls. I love them. I can eat the whole pan. Honest to goodness truth. Last night I'm pretty sure I ate about 3 cinnamon rolls. So much for a healthy meal....

Friday, February 3, 2012


Yesterday, I was approved to be a member of Pinterest.

I only joined because I felt pressure from Facebook. All my Facebook friends were talking about Pinterest. It seemed like everyone was pinning crap.

Blogger World, I'm going to be 100% honest with you. I don't even know what Pinterest is? I have no idea what I'm suppose to do, or gain by being part of the Pinterest community?

Could someone please explain this to me?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

2 girls, 12 races, 1 year

You all know Sister #1....

She's my sister. The older sister between Sister #1 and Sister #2. Her and I are only a few years apart. Truth be told, she looks and acts older.
Since August/September Sister #1 has taken up running. I love this! I'm so excited to have another runner in the family. I mean let's face it, my dad is getting old. He no longer wants to get up at the butt crack of dawn to run. Personally, I don't get it. Why does he want to sleep in?

This year, Sister #1 has decided she wants us to run a race every month for the year. Of course, I loved the idea! She also decided she wants me to document each race with a picture. I plan to keep a photo album on Facebook. Last weekend was our first race of 2012....
For the record, pictures will be better than this picture. But we have to use this picture because it's the only one we have from the race. Next time we'll be sure to take a couple pictures, and not stand facing the sun. Hey, we're new at this...give us a break.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Girls just want to have fun

Blogger World, I would like to introduce you to some of my oldest friends....

Don't they look fun? These girls have known me for many years. See the girl in the tan coat? I've known her since 5th grade. We played basketball together. And I met the two blondes at church camp when I was in middle school.

Yup, if these girls could post on my blog they would have some good stories for you. However, they can't so the stories with stay with me. HA!

I count myself lucky that I still see friends from back in the day. They truly are a blessing to me.