Saturday, January 30, 2010


A few hours after my last blog, our power went out. I should have knocked on wood, I suppose. The first night (Thursday), I slept in the house with 4 layers of clothing on and 5 blankets. The following day, we decided to go stay with my grandma at her Assisted Living Home; it wasn't bad except for the fact that 3 people and a dog were crammed into a room the size of a dorm room. Nevertheless, it was warm, I counted my blessings. That is until around 12:00 that night when my mother decided she wanted me to run to the car and get her cot. I obliged and trekked out into the 5 feet of snow and ice (that's an exaggeration, but it was cold and icy). Then I returned to my cozy cot. Right as I started to drift off to sleep, my grandma starts snoring and talking in her sleep; apparently 30 some odd years of teaching school made her go crazy and now she teaches school in her sleep. lol. I toss and turn all night. Despite having the tv on and my ipod playing in my ears, I was still unable to sleep. Nevertheless, it was warm, I counted my blessings. This morning, mom and I decided to come back to the house and take naps. When we entered the house, the thermostat read 34 degrees! We kept our layers on and crawled under many blankets. There we laid for many hours. Then I started worrying whether or not mom was alive b/c my friend Lisa told me, "sometimes people go to sleep at night, thinking they're warm enough, and they never wake up." Thank you Lisa, for making me spaz out! lol. We drudgingly returned to my grandmothers until 10:30 tonight when we called the house and we heard rings (which meant the power was back on). We were so relieved to be able to return home and sleep in our own beds. Mind you, we have no cable b/c the lines are frozen. Nevertheless, it is warm, I'm counting my blessings.

Funny story through all of this: we rented Redbox movies Thursday afternoon, despite my argument with Anthony about it being a bad idea. Well...guess what was in the DVD player when the power went out...that's right, one of the Redbox movies! lol. With no power, you can't eject the DVD. ha ha. So, we tried to return one of the movies yesterday and McDonalds was without power so the RedBox was also. I returned said movie today. However, the second Redbox movie was not retrieved from the DVD player until 10:30...Redbox charges for the following day at 9:00 pm. Dang it. lol. Oh well, in a few short days, I will own the movie! ha ha jk

Also, I learned your feet are actually warmer in normal socks, as opposed to toe socks.

Here's a few pictures of the ice storm; as you can see, some accumulations were as much as 2 inches!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Iced In

I got my teeth cleaned today. Most people hate getting their teeth cleaned, but I love it. This may be due to the fact that I'm going to be a Dental Hygienist...who knows? lol. I told mom I was excited about going to the Dentist and she said I was crazy. I replied with, "what kind of Hygienist would I be if I didn't even like getting my own teeth cleaned?" I would just yell at the patients to sit down, clean their teeth (the whole time, stabbing them "accidentally"), then tell them to leave. That doesn't sound like fun to me...unless of course, I don't like the person. ha ha jk! I'll be a good Hygienist; I'm very meticulous, I like everything to be clean and neat, I love making people smile, and I am a sucker for perfect teeth :).

Of course, as I was getting my teeth cleaned, the rain (and by rain I mean frozen chunks of dihydrogen monoxide) was pouring down. On my way home, I started noticing that the trees were covered in ice (I took pictures on my phone, but can't upload them). As I pull into our driveway, I see our beloved weeping willow tree hovering close to the ground; I guess its' tears froze :(. RIP weeping willow tree. It's the second one we have managed to kill. We're pretty sure our pine trees died as well. I told mom that God must not have wanted us to have trees...she wasn't amused. lol.

A few hours later, our electricity went off. What, you may ask, did I do? Well, I got all of my blankets, bundled up in them, and slept for an amazing 3 hours. It was glorious. By the time I woke up, the electricity was back on. Upon this realization, we immediately put on a pot of stew, which included yellow carrots! I didn't know there was such a thing. My mother (bless her heart), knows I hate most veggies especially the kind that are weird colors, picked out most of the nasty yellow carrots :). Now that is love...

We're fixing to pull our our movies and start a marathon (b/c there is NOTHING on tv, besides a documentary about Hitler which I have already seen).

Our marathon will more than likely consist of:
The Hangover (I rented it today)
Julie & Julia (also rented)
Gone With the Wind (one of my all-time favorites)
The Wedding Date (possibly my favorite movie of all time)
The Proposal (also a favorite)

and anything else I may find in my movie stash :)

Stay warm and spend your extended weekend wisely (hopefully with the ones you love)!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Worry Wart

I've always wondered why someone who worries a lot is called a "worry wart."
1. Worrying does not cause warts...possibly ulcers, but not warts
2. Warts are a really nasty thing to think about and/or have. What if someone worries about getting warts b/c they're so nasty...will they get one b/c they worried?

Hmm....just some thoughts I

Worrying is something I do a lot. I worry about my past, the present, and the future. I'm not very good at taking things as they are; I always want to influence the outcome so that it goes my way. I'm well aware that I shouldn't do this...I should take it as God gives it to me and not worry. However, that's like taking cake away from a fat's just not gonna happen! ha ha. I've been praying a lot lately about my future and for God to give me the patience to wait for him to open my eyes to the path that lays before me instead of forcing myself down a path that I want.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Matthew 6:34, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." However, it leaves me questioning the word "trouble"...I really wish they had picked a synonym that has a more positive connotation. When I looked it up in the thesaurus, I found many options (ironically enough, "worry" was one of them lol). A few that I wish were used, instead, were: inconvenience (we can all deal with a little inconvenience), woe (just because it sounds cool lol), attention, thought (easy enough), or blemish (I mean, any blemish can be fixed with the right makeup ;) ha ha). Despite my hatred of the word "trouble," I still love this verse. I feel comfort knowing that God is there for me and is telling me not worry.

In the wise words of Scarlett O'Hara, "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow...after all, tomorrow is a new day."

I just have to keep saying it to myself every

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I Guess His Sharpener is Broken...

It has been a HORRIBLE weekend; definitely ranks in my Top 10 Worst Weekends Ever. I'm beginning to wonder if there is in fact a good guy out there. To explain the title of this blog, please scroll down and read my 64-Count Box blog (if you haven't already). Every time I find a semi-decent guy, he screws it up. I mean, I'm not clingy by any means, but falling off the face of the planet for days at a time is NOT okay. I would also like to point out that standing a girl up is NOT okay. If you say "I'll text you when I get home so we can hang out," you better TEXT HER when you get home. Otherwise, she'll be forced to show up on your doorstep and beat you with a pillowcase filled with bars of soap...or at least her friend will (ha ha Thanks Kelly). I'm not normally a "glass is half empty" kinda girl, but I've finally had enough and have been pushed over the edge! Maybe it's because I made the stupid decision to watch one of those sappy Hallmark Channel love movies with mom earlier. I actually told her after the movie, and I quote, "It's movies like this that make people kill themselves." A little drastic, I know, but it's soooo true! We have been brought up to believe in all that crappy fairy tale romance stuff since we were little. We keep waiting for our knight in shining armor to come rescue us. A part of us still wants to believe our true love is out there, when the truth is (for me at least) that there is no true love.

I've come to the conclusion that my true love was tragically killed by a terrorist, perhaps on 9/11. (I'm fairly confident this isn't true but I had to do something to keep your interest... lol).

Sorry for the downer tonight...but that's what's on my mind right now.

Disclosure: I, as a female and the author of this blog, have the right to change my mind at any time, without further notice. Next week, I may be madly in love. However, I don't advise holding your breath...

I'm a girl...what do you expect? ;)

Friday, January 22, 2010


While looking at a friends' blog today, I was introduced to Shaytards. I'm usually not a fan of youtube videos; typically they prove to be a waste of time. This video was no different, but was quite humorous. lol. ALSO...the husband, Shay Carl (an old radio talk show host) has a striking resemblance to the, always gorgeous, Brody Jenner. Mind you, nobody competes with Brody and Shay is about 100 pounds heavier...
Another thing I thought of while watching the video was the fact that he has a really hot wife! I couldn't help but ask myself how...

Shay Carl

Does this picture really need a subtitle....?
Maybe "I could stare at him all day....?"

Watch the video and please tell me I'm not the only one who sees the resemblance....

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Second Dog Gets to Stare at the Butt of the First Dog...

Oh the things you learn in school....

Today in my Managerial Strategy class we were talking about comparative advantage, which is a relatively easy subject to grasp. However, my teacher (bless his heart) loves explaining everything as visual images. For instance...when talking about "greater the risk, greater the return," he compared stock to every fruit imaginable. If you invest in an get an apple. But sometimes you can invest in an apple and get an orange! WTF?? lol. while talking about comparative advantage, he used a visual that clicked in my head. Companies like to get unsustainable comparative advantages so they can be like the lead dog of a dog sled team; they see the world and every possibility. Whereas, companies without comparative advantages are like the dogs behind the lead dog...all they see is the butt of the lead dog; they're so busy trying to keep up with the lead dog, they don't see anything else.

Isn't this a great thought?? It immediately make me think of 2 things:

1. We should be the lead dog of our own dreams and life...we shouldn't worry about the dogs (more fitting of a name to some than others...ha ha) behind us. We shouldn't let things behind us (our past) get in the way of our future...even though those things are tied to us.

2. We should be the hind dogs in our ultimate race. God should be the lead dog, and we should be running so fast to keep up with him and follow him in order to get to Heaven, that no other worldly things distract us. We should be tied to him, in everything we do.

And they say you don't learn anything in school....

I hope you become the lead dog of your dreams, and can still manage to be the hind dog in the ultimate race.

This is my goal.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Feelin Crafty

Over the past year I have become increasingly craftier than before. For instance...I have started making jewelry (which although I am good at making, I rarely wear b/c I am a diamond kinda girl). Also I started making baby bows. Why? I have no idea I have no baby to make bows for and it will be a long time before I have children. I think it's the fact that I'm in love with the idea of little babies in HUGE bows. ha ha. There's a little girl at our church who you can spot by the large bow on her head. Find the bow, and you will find the little girl beneath it. lol. So...I've made a ton of those flowers that clip on headbands and last night I started making ribbon bows! They're so cute!! I'm in love. Now my sister in law needs to hurry up and have a little girl so I can put these unproportionately large bows on the poor child. lol. Which brings me to the subject of pageants...

Most people hate on child pageants (including my mother) but I think they could actually be beneficial for the child, not to mention fun! Which is why my sister in law and I will be putting said child in pageants and hopefully my children someday. lol. Even though my mother and brother are dead set against them...oh well. ha ha. You win some, you lose some...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Just keep smiling...

Is it me or does this week seem like it's never going to end?? And it's only Tuesday....

Since I've been fairly anti-social lately, I've had plenty of time to think about the stuff that makes me happy. Some of these things include:

my family (makes me feel better about my life) (just plain retarded lol)

Gone With the Wind (I watched it over the weekend and was reminded of it's greatness...definitely in the Top 10 movies ever made...although it could be a little shorter)

the thought of

my friends

Secret Life (don't ask me why I like this show cause I have no idea why lol...I feel kinda lame)

The Buried Life (watched it for the first time last night and LOVED it! It reminded me of my bucket list which I'm slowly working on. How great would it be to travel the world accomplishing your dreams while helping others do the same??)

Hockey (this is a true sport...they keep their balance while skating which is hard enough in itself WHILE people are checking them against the glass and trying to kill them...all while they attempt to get the puck in the goal)

random texts from people I love :)

Teen Mom (it's amusing to see how different girls are better moms than others)

shoes (I LOVE shoes)

when guys are sweet (cause you NEVER see it anymore...)

when I get letters in the mail (everyone facebooks or texts now, so when I get a letter it just makes me feel special)

candy (I love candy!)

God (when everything in my life is going wrong I just have to laugh at God's sense of humor. I feel like he's showing me to let him make my plans for me.)

blogs (I love reading other people's blogs although it makes me feel like mine is even lamer) lol

music (a good song can make my day)

teaching piano (I love watching Allison learn--it's so cute and makes me feel like I'm making a difference)

a perfect weather day (we rarely have "perfect weather" days in Oklahoma, however yesterday was very close...)

and that's all I can think of for now even though there are thousands of other things lol

I could make a list of things I don't like but I don't like dwelling on bad things so I'm going to refrain ;).

As I wrap this up, I'd like to remind everyone to be thankful for what they have and to appreciate the small things! All too often we fail to recognize the things that make us happy because we are too busy focusing on the unhappy aspects of life.