Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Today, is the First Day of the Rest of My Life

Today, I did something I've never done before.
I made a decision without weighing my options and figuring out a back-up plan.
I quit my job.

This is the first time in 5 years I have been "unemployed."
I placed that in quotations because technically I still have two jobs (typing case studies and teaching piano), but I'm referring to a job as a place of business. lol
I gave my two weeks, but they accepted it and let me go today.
They were sad to see me go, and I was sad to leave, but the law firm just wasn't a place for me.
As my boss said, "the people who work here are at the end of their dreams--they will be here forever. You have dreams and goals; this was just on your path to your dreams." This statement was sooo true. Jobs come and go, but I should never settle for a job I'm not happy with. I know some people say you will never be truly happy at any job, but I believe happiness is something from within, and truth be told, I wasn't happy there.

What am I going to do now?
Well in the 6 hours I have been unemployed, I have come up with a plan (or a not-so-plan, if you will). Seeing as I will find out in a month whether or not I will be in Dental Hygiene school this fall, I am going to remain "unemployed" until then. I don't want to get a job, only to quit in 5 months. So...for the first time in my life, I will sit and do nothing...

I'm slightly excited :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I'm Mad at the Government

Don't stop reading, I swear this isn't about the new Health Care Bill (although I foresee that to be a big disaster lol)! It seems everyone is complaining about that dang Bill--I have yet to hear one positive thing about it, so why did it pass?

Anyways, this blog is about taxes.
I hate them.
With a passion.
If I could get rid of them, I would.

I am a full-time student (usually taking 16+ hours), I work 20 hours a week at the law firm, I teach piano, baby-sit and I type case studies. I work hard for my money. Why oh why does the government deem it necessary to take my money??
I mean for real, I'm a not-so-poor college student who likes to spend her money shopping.
I give money to homeless people when I see them.
I donate my old clothing to the Food & Clothing Room.
Why me??

I only make minimum wage, but they still take around 25% of that hard-earned money, promising I'll get it back at the end of the year. But I never do. Instead, I owe them 8 flippin dollars. For real?? lol. Then they say, "well you'll appreciate this money when you're on Social Security." I got news for ya, at this rate there will be NO Social Security when I'm old enough to get it, so they're just stealing my money with unfulfillable promises. lol. Ugh. Frustrating.

Anyways...I love my TOMS. After a painful day in heels, I love nothing more than to go home and slide my aching feet into my off-white TOMS. They are so comfy :). I really should invest in another pair. I'm going to go out on a limb and say they're even better than SHOX (gasp!!), which I own two pairs of. Also, TOMS are 1/3 the price of SHOX. Not to mention, when you buy a pair of TOMS, they give a child in Africa a pair of shoes! It makes me feel good for shopping :) lol. If you don't own TOMS, go buy some!
Dang, I feel like I'm advertising for TOMS lol

I am sitting in Macroeconomics right now "learning" about inflation, deflation, and unemployment (can't I just watch the news to learn about this stuff?? lol). I placed learning in quotation marks because I NEVER listen in this class, nor do I try on the homework. Yet, I have a 100 in the class. How? I will never know. lol. I'm counting down the minutes until the class is over so that I can go watch Bounty Hunter--I'm so excited to see it!!

On a side note, I shouldn't be in class right now; I should be on the back of a motorcycle (my new favorite place) with the wind blowing through my hair, on this beautiful, beautiful day...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Zebra Print or Something More Conservative?

Tomorrow is the most important day of my life thus far.
Tomorrow, I will go for my Dental Hygiene interview at Rose State.

I'm not so worried that they won't like me; I'm worried that they'll like the other applicants (which will increase their points and give them an advantage over me). I mean, my application is BOMB, but some people have taken more classes than me, which gives them more points. AGH!! Only time will tell...

Seeing as tomorrow is the most important day of my life, I'm faced with one of the most difficult decisions of my life. What do I wear?? ha ha. To most girls this wouldn't be a big deal, but to me, it's HUGE. I seriously have so many clothes that I have filled three closets, not to mention numerous dresser drawers. So...I obviously have PLENTY of options. I have to dress professional at work, so I have a lot of nice clothes.
I want to wear my favorite sweater (a cute little zebra print with sequins) with dress pants and heels, but is that too risk-ay? Maybe I should wear a frumpy dress suit? I feel like my zebra print sweater would be a good representation of my personality and would help me stick out, but what if everyone else dresses conservatively?

Hmm...maybe I'll just sleep on it.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Does Age Really Matter?

This debate has been going on in my head for about 2 weeks now.
Five years ago, when I was 15, dating someone ten years older than me would have been out of the question. What 25-year-old perv would want to date a 15-year-old girl?
Today, ten years doesn't seem like such a big difference. He wants somebody fun, entertaining, trustworthy, and without baggage. I want somebody who wants more than a physical relationship, has a job, is funny, trustworthy, and responsible (which rules out 95% of guys between the ages of 20-23). So if our wants match up and we have fun together, what's the big deal?

I mean for real guys, he had flowers delivered to me at work just because he was thinking about me; he took me to Charleston's then a Thunder game; he took me for a ride on his motorcycle (something I've never done) and it started raining on us; and I adore his mother.
Let me be honest, my last boyfriend took me to Taco Bell and McDonald's for dates; he took me to the theatre to watch Mark and Mindi Make a Porno (or whatever the stinking name was)...which was highly offensive to me; he spent all of his time bragging about himself; and he broke up with me over a text saying, "I like the idea of you, just not you." lol.

Upgrade? I think yes.
That's like giving me the option of a kiddi-cone from McDonald's or a banana split from Braum's. Umm...no comparison! lol

Friday, March 19, 2010

Gilmore Generation

My generation, whether we admit or not, is a part of the Gilmore generation.

What is the Gilmore generation, you might wonder?
It's a little theory of mine that has been swirling around my mind for a little while now.
The majority of my generation (every girl and probably 1/2 of the guys) grew up watching Gilmore Girls. If you don't know, that show is about the lives of a mother and daughter, with a mere 17 years between them. They are each other's best friend and have a bond like no other mother/daughter pair ever on television. I grew up, like ever other girl addicted to the show, wanting a relationship with my daughter just like that of Lorelai and Rory. Ultimately, I wanted to be a young mother--just like Lorelai. Don't get me wrong, I didn't want to have a child at 17, I imagined having a child around 21. My mom is 35 years older than me, so obviously there is a big age difference. I didn't want that big of an age difference between me and my daughter. But, at the age of 20, I have realized I still have dreams that need to be accomplished before I have kids. The ultimate truth is, my mom is my best friend--we have a relationship close to that of Lorelai and Rory's, even with the age difference.

How do you know my theory is legit? I'll give you 2 examples:
1. Look at the people you graduated with, how many of them already have kids? I graduated almost 3 years ago, and off the top of my head, I can think of at least 6 people who already have kids. That's a lot considering our class only had 50 people in it.
2. Go google the Pregnancy Pact. These young girls, allegedly planned to get pregnant together so that they could all raise their kids together.

This theory may seem absolutely absurd to you, but I honestly think Gilmore Girls had an impact on all these young births. That and misuse of birth control (which is beside the point lol). Just to clarify, I am not a Gilmore Girls hater--it is one of my favorite shows.

On another note...I have been sick all of my Spring Break :(. It sucks. My allergies have been going crazy and since I can't have antihistamines, nothing seems to be helping. I felt like I was going to die. But alas, I can somewhat breathe today and feel as though I will survive. Too bad I couldn't have felt better last night, then I wouldn't have had to cancel my date :(

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Hot Date

As promised, here are pictures from my hot date tonight...

Carsten and Alex excited to see Sesame Street Live!

My precious little boyfriend, Carsten

The twins, Teagie and Co-Co and their mom Jennifer

Carsten, Matthew, and Alex

Seriously though, are these not the cutest kids you've ever seen??
By the second half, Carsten was in my lap, fighting falling asleep. lol.
He was attached to my hip all night...it was so adorable!
His grandma told me judging by the guys I've been attracting, I should wait for him to grow up and just marry him. lol. Slightly creepy...

On another note, Jennifer is one of the strongest women I know and the most amazing mother I know (other than my own, of course). She would do anything for her kids and you can see her love for them in her face. You can also see her love for God in everything she does. I only hope I can be as good of a mother as she is someday...

TGTIF--slight adaptation from TGIF...thank goodness tomorrow is friday :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


If you haven't noticed, I have a slight obsession with song lyrics.
You can always find a song to match your mood or what you want to say.

I woke up this morning with the most random thought in my head.
My mother told me not to say things like this because it's rude, but I don't mean it to be rude...I just want to share some of the random thoughts that cross my mind.
For a moment, I almost believed this "dream thought" to be true (I constantly wake up thinking my dreams are real...it's a problem). lol.
Anyways...my thought this morning was "do black people have black earwax?"
I know this is absolutely absurd and I have no idea why I honestly believe what goes through my mind, but for a brief moment I believed it--this may be due to the fact that I was half asleep, who knows? lol. Anyways, I just HAD to google it. In case you weren't aware, I google everything--not yahoo answers--GOOGLE. lol. To my shock, there is a thing known as black earwax--who'da thunk it?? lol. But anyone can have it, not just black people.

On with my day...I went to class, which was miserable at best (another song lyric).
I have realized I am meant for online/independent study classes. I don't like teachers shoving information down my throat by reading slides to me that I am perfectly capable of reading myself. Most people aren't dedicated enough to do well in online classes, but I thrive in them! I'm currently taking an online class from LSU which I have 9 months to complete, I have been enrolled in it a month and am already 1/3 of the way through with it! I'm just good like that :)

Then I got a text from a guy I hadn't spoken to in months wanting to talk...I was thinking "what in the world could he have to say??" But I decided to give him a chance to get whatever he had to say off his chest. To my shock, he apologized for being a jerk!! I didn't know guys were capable of mustering the words "I'm sorry," but I guess I was wrong! lol

After school and work, I went to teach piano--it was there that my heart was broken. I was teaching Allison how to read music on the Bass staff (she's already mastered the Treble staff), and she got tired of trying and said "I hate piano lessons--it's too hard."
*insert the sound of my heart breaking here*
The instrument I have spent my entire life playing, the instrument I truly love and cherish, was just put down by a 4 year old.
However, when I gave her the prize she earned for the day, all was good with the world and she loved piano again. Oh to have the mind of a 4 year old...lol

Then, my favorite part of the day happened--I got to see my precious children in Bible school. I seriously don't think I could love a group of little boys more (they have my entire heart in their little hands). I have known these children, except for Diego, since they were born--I have watched them grow up and now I get to have an impact on their spiritual growth--what could be better?? We worked on our memory work and learned about one of my favorite stories in the Bible--the story of King Solomon and the two women fighting over the baby. We took turns reading the story, and my precious little Derrick (who I'm 95% sure thinks I'm his gf) didn't want to share my attention so he ended up in my lap. lol. It was cute.

Now what you've all been listening to my rambling for...my BIG date for tomorrow night!
Without further ado, I would like to tell you that my hot date is to Sesame Street Live (in case you hadn't already figured it out). I'm going as fill-in mother to one of the boys I babysit and with 3 of the kids I babysit and their mother. It is going to be great to see them so excited! I will upload pictures after the date so you can see my favorite little guys, and little girl!

Have a great Hooker Boot Thursday tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Today Was A Fairytale...

well...not quite, but it was a pretty good day despite having a HORRIBLE time at work. lol

Just call me Cupid.
Two of my dear friends had asked me find them a "good" significant other (just for clarity sake one was a girl, the other was a guy lol).
The girl, we'll call her "Mylee", wanted a good, hot guy who wasn't a douche (this is a very hard request seeing as I'm not sure there are many guys who aren't douches lol). Nevertheless, I told her I would find her one.
The guy, we'll call him "Kreston", had told me his list of traits a girl must have, and said I would be unable to find him one who fit the list--a challenge if I've ever heard one. lol.

So, I knew "Kreston" wouldn't be satisfied with just ANY girl...she had to be great.
I also wouldn't want to see "Mylee" dating another douche, so I knew I had to find her a good guy.
Then my light bulb lit up, an epiphany if you will; I realized I should set them up with each other! "Mylee" fit about 95% of "Kreston's" list and "Kreston" is one of the best guys I know.
The rest is history. I got them the connection, it is now in their hands. ha ha

Now I just need to wear an over-sized diaper and carry a bow and arrow...ehh...I think I'll pass. lol

So...guess what I got in the mail today??
If you guessed a letter from Justin...you're wrong (that should come soon)
If you guessed a letter from Kyle...you're wrong (that came yesterday)
If you guessed a check from Publishers Clearing House...you're wrong (but that would be awesome! lol)
If you guessed my letter from Rose State...you're right!!

And what did this letter say, you might wonder?
It said I got a call-back!!
I have an interview for the Dental Hygiene Program on Monday the 22nd! I'm so excited but also very nervous! I shouldn't be so nervous because even if it doesn't work out, I have a back-up plan (which I love), but I just want to be accepted so badly; I've worked so hard for this. lol. But, I still have a maximum of two months of agony before I know if I get accepted...ugh.
Oh well, good things come to those who wait...

Speaking of back-up plans, go watch the movie trailer for "The Back-Up Plan." It looks like a great move (what movie with J-Lo isn't great?), and I could totally foresee that being my future. ha ha. Deciding to get my own baby, without a guy, then the perfect guy showing up. ha ha.
Go watch it NOW. K? Thanks

My big date is TWO days away...it's almost time to reveal what you've all been waiting for...

But not tonight :)

Your clue for today is my big date includes a person (red in color) who just so happens to be very ticklish!

Think you have it figured it out yet?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Say a Little Prayer for You

Please direct your attention to this song

I am now praying for all of my exes ha ha jk

Kelly sent me the link to this song and it made my day.

Am I bitter? No...
Crazy? No...
Have an amazing sense of humor? Absolutely!! ha ha

We have to find light from the bad situations we have been in throughout our lives.

Enjoy :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Sing Weekend

For those of you who are not from OC, you probably have no idea what Spring Sing is, so I'll try my hardest to explain this foreign concept.

At OC, there are social groups--not sororities/fraternities. Each year, said social groups prepare shows for Spring Sing. These shows are voted on and the winning social group gets the glory, money, and trophy. These shows consist of "choreographed" popular songs (which words have been changed to relate to their theme). For instance...last year Pi (my social group) was the soccer moms. One of the songs we chose was "Independent," we changed the words and sang "S-O-C-C-E-R-M-O-M-M-Y." Spring Sing always proves to be very entertaining, so there's no way I could miss it--despite not being a student there anymore.

On Friday afternoon, I got to see my friends Clay, Steven, Preston, Ryan, Cameron, and Colton. I love these boys to death and miss seeing them every day, so I always have to make time to see them when I'm at OC.

Friday night, I went to the show with one of my dearest friends, Autumn (who also used to be in Pi). I love any time I can get with this woman--especially since she's moving to Japan. We went to eat at Sumo's, then got ice cream at Braum's, then went to the show. We had a lovely little date. lol

This year, Pi was the Brides:

And my favorite boys (in Delta) were the Lumberjacks. They proved to be the most entertaining (as always):

My favorite show this year was the Iota/Lambda Kindergartners (who ended up getting 3rd place):

The winners of Spring Sing were the Chi Pinnochio's. Their show was AMAZING, and they had the cutest outfits!

Seriously though, LOOK at their costumes! They look so good!

After the show I was able to catch up with my favorite Lumberjacks: Ryan, Colton, and Preston.

On Saturday, I hung out with my brother Andrew and his wife Cassie--I took them to Orange Tree (Peachwave now??) to show them how good it was and Cassie loved it. lol
It was a great weekend!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I Love Good Hair Days

I am having a terrific hair day and decided you guys needed to see it.

I went to Spring Sing last night and got to see some of my best friends (most of them were Delta Lumberjacks), I'll be uploading pictures soon.

Hope you have a great Lana's Good Hair Day! lol. Yes, I did just make that a holiday. lol

Thursday, March 4, 2010

One Goal Down...Fifty Gazillion to Go

That's right!! I did the rubik's cube!!! I feel so smart now!
Please ignore the no makeup and un-straightened nappy look...it's bed time, people. ha ha. Besides, i'm not the point of this picture

Oh The Things That'll Happen on Hooker Boot Thursdays...

I did not wear my hooker boots today because it was too pretty for big leather boots. lol. But, it's still Hooker Boot Thursday; an interesting one at that. lol.

My morning started off at Job 1 (at the law firm), we don't have a Receptionist right now so I answer the phone a lot. I'm used to getting weird calls like "I need a restraining order before I kill this person" (to which I responded with a laugh and a "Sir, don't tell me that" ha ha), and "I bought a car and signed the contract but the car doesn't work--can I sue??" ha ha, but I have never received one as weird as I did this morning. I get a call from a client, asking for Debi, I told him she was on the other line and asked whether or not he wanted her voice mail, he said "No, I just wanted to know why there is a car on your sidewalk." I said "excuse me?" ha ha. He said, "there's a car parked on your sidewalk, guess you haven't seen it yet." lol. So, I got off the phone and looked out the window, sure enough--there was a car there. Guess we now offer drive-thru legal consultations? ha ha. I told the attorneys to look out their windows and they died laughing and immediately took pictures (see below). Apparently the woman blacked out and woke up just in time to go between the pole and our building, barely missing both. lol.
Only in Chickasha...

Note: drive-thru window and cop car illustrating where the road really is

Note: how close she got to that pole

After all that excitement, we had to settle down for a baby shower for one of the Partners. He has a 4 year old daughter but is now having a son, so we had a shower. We had soooo much food (which if you know me at all, I ate it all lol). Anyways, back to the point...on one of the gifts, somebody had written "Nathan Brown," Jeromy (the dad) read it and said "Nathan Brown...that's weird." To which the person who wrote it said, "that is his name isn't it?" lol. Jeromy laughed for a moment and said "yeah, I guess it is...I just hadn't seen those two names together yet...it's kinda weird; it's like he's real or somethin." lol. WHAT?? We all died laughing. You could expect a remark like this from a first-time dad but this was from a 30 year old father (who was smart enough to get through law school and make Partner in a big law firm before the age of 30). lol. It really makes ya wonder about some people...ha ha

I still haven't heard from Rose State. Tomorrow signifies the end of this week (business days that is)...I'm hoping tomorrow will be the day. However, with my luck I won't hear anything until Monday.

Tomorrow, I'm off to Edmond to watch Spring Sing--I'm so excited, but very sad at the same time because I won't be participating in it this year.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What I Love About Wednesdays...

I feel like such a loser running to the mailbox every day only to find bills. lol.
Why, oh why, have I not gotten my letter from Rose State yet??
They said I would hear something by the first week in March...this is the first flippin' week in March! lol. Tell me somethin! ha ha

Today, I will be starting my second job. Well, third if you want to count part-time babysitting, and fourth if you want to count teaching piano. I guess we'll count it as three jobs b/c piano and babysitting probably should only count as one. I haven't worked this much since my Junior in High School when I was working at the Real Estate/Insurance Agency, Pizza Hut, and babysitting. I am taking 18 hours of college classes, working three jobs, and teaching Bible school...I don't want to hear anybody tell me they're busy. lol. I'm not complaining though, I love being busy--I thrive in chaos.

If you didn't catch on to the title of this blog (knock-off of the song "What I Love About Sundays") you need to stop being lame and listen to the radio more. lol jk. But seriously...

Wednesday is my favorite day of the week. Why, you may ask?
1. It signifies I am half-way through with my week
2. I get to teach piano lessons
3. I get to see my precious kids in Bible school

I am currently trying to figure out my summer schedule--which proves to be very difficult since I don't know if I'll be here in the fall or not. I will be done with my business degree at the end of summer, but I don't want to graduate yet since I still have two more years of Dental Hygiene school left. This is technically only my third year of college, which means I still have two years of valuable OHLAP funding left--why let them go to waste?? lol. So...it looks like I will be taking 16-ish hours over the summer and finishing up my degree, I just won't be graduating yet. lol. Unless I get accepted to DH school, which means I will probably drop a business class to take Anatomy (it will make my fall load lighter), and finishing up said business degree next summer.

My goal for the week:

If my mother can do it, I too can do it. I WILL figure it out.

Side note: I am becoming obsessive with "Words with Friends"...if you have an account, find me! Super Blonde is my screen name (I think lol)

Clue of the day: during my hot date, I will see Dorothy the Goldfish

Happy Hump Day!

Monday, March 1, 2010

My life in lyrics

This is going to sound really cliche because every girl says this is their song, but every word in this song describes my life right now.  I never let things go and always look for what will make me happy for the moment.  I push people away as soon as they get close--they just become another number to me.  I never thought these were bad traits to have, but I'm beginning to re-think some things...
She's got a bumper like a billboard Covered in stickers of her favorite bands 
She's got a handful of records that she turns to When she needs to land 
She's a saturday night parade through the streets 
That all eyes come to see including me  
She carries memories around like souvenirs down in her pockets 
She should have let some go by now but can't seem to drop it 
Says forgiveness ain't nothing but a lifeless tire on the shoulder of her soul That never rolls  
Chours: For as much as she stumbled she's runnin' 
For as much as she runs she's still here 
Always hoping to find something quicker than heaven 
To make the damage of her days disappear 
Just like Guinevere Just like Guinevere  
She don't hold onto nothin' new for very long 
Yeah she writes you in as just one more tale and then you're gone 
'Cause she once fell hard 'cause she dropped her guard
And no one gets to stay it's just too late  
Repeat Chorus  
For as much as she stumbled she's runnin' 
For as much as she runs she's still here  
For as much as she stumbled she's runnin' 
For as much as she runs she's still here 
Always hoping to find something quicker than heaven 
To make the damage of her days disappear 
Just like Guinevere Just like Guinevere

Not Just Any Normal Week

This is a week that could change my life...

This week, I should be getting a letter from Rose State saying whether or not I get a call back for the Dental Hygiene Program.

To say I am stressed is an understatement!

Yes, I have a back-up plan (which is what everyone keeps asking me--thanks for the confidence guys lol), but this week could decide between Plan A and Plan B. Both plans are highly plausible and I will be happy with either...I just want to know one way or the other. lol. However, with my luck, I'll get the letter saying I get a call-back, then spend another month in agony only to find out I didn't make the final cut. lol. We'll hope that doesn't happen.

In the mean time, I can't plan out what I'll be doing in the fall (like enrolling at USAO for example) because I have no idea where I'll be! I'll be done for with my BS in Business this summer but I didn't apply for graduation, so I don't have a lot to enroll in for the fall...

Maybe time for a Plan C...Paralegal, perhaps and eventually Law School? Hmm...

I'm hoping this week manages to be better than last week; I don't know if I could handle another week like that.