Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday Lustday 2nd Edition

My list is pretty short today...

1.  I want to be here:
In beautiful, Greece

2.  I want one of these:
No subtitle should be needed for this image--EVERYONE knows what it is...

Btw, today is my last first day of school! Finally! ha ha

Have a great Lustday, everyone!

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Life Is Good

1 more day until my LAST first day of school

2 and a half more Saturdays and we can re-open our foster home

41 days until the Barons Opening Night

103 days until I graduate

and I just couldn't be happier :)
life is good.

Btw, this is my 100th post! So, happy 100th post day!

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Friday, August 27, 2010

You'd Be Surprised What All You Need Pec Muscles For...

This will be a pretty short, random post...

So...I've been in Stillwater taking care of Kelly after her boob job and she seriously can't do anything--she can't even button her pants! lol.  Who knew pec muscles were so important?  Good thing she has a good friend like me ;) ha ha

On another note, why do some guys not get the hint that I don't want to date them?
You'd think that my rudeness and shortness in conversation would turn them off...but it seems to encourage them. lol. 

Go vote on my poll! You only have like 7 days left (or something like that)!
However, Cameron brought to my attention that I should have included the Nissan Xterra in my poll--I can't believe I overlooked it! I actually really like those!
So, right now it looks like my top choices are the Xterra and the I just need to graduate and get a big girl job so I can afford

I start my LAST first day of school in 3 days! I hate that I'm starting back to school, but I'm sooo excited that it's my last semester! FINALLY!

Until next time,
The Intelligent Blonde

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday Lustday Series Part 1

This series is dedicated to my shopping addiction.  
Every Monday (or at least, the Mondays I remember to blog) I will showcase some items that I am in lust/love with. 

Item number 1:
This beautiful Coach carry-all. 

Item number 2:
this PERFECT Coach mini-skinny

Obviously, I should discontinue by email subscription to the Coach website...

Item number 3:
this ADORABLE diamond flower ring

Oh yeah, and this beautiful item:
If item number 3 came with him, that would be EVEN better ;)

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Love Series Part 2

1. I LOVE the beach

2. I love that I will be a college graduate in 3 1/2 months

3.  I love that, for once in my life, I have no plans. 

4.  I love my family--they are just so great :)

5.  I love the boys in my Sunday School class--they hold my heart in their hands

6.  I love that I am single and can do what I want to do

7.  I love traveling--if only I had the money to go everywhere I want to go

8.  I love my sunglasses--one pair in particular has been to New York and Jamaica with me--if you've ever been in my car, you know that I have a slight sunglasses addiction...

and lastly,

9.  I love shopping--some would say a little too much...

Stay tuned for my upcoming Monday Lustday series!

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Moving On and Moving Out

I finally got all my pictures back from Jamaica and got them uploaded to go look and comment! ha ha

Yesterday, I spent 10 hours helping a family that I babysit for move into their new house--I'll be doing this tomorrow too, hopefully not for 10 hours though. 

Today, I had to go get my finger prints done so we can be approved to open our foster home again.  The fingerprint guy looked at my prints, confused, and told me I didn't have the distinctive swirls in mine like most people do.  I was like "WHAT? What's wrong with my fingers?" lol.  He replied with "everyone's fingerprints are different." I wanted to say DUH...thank you captain obvious! lol. But, I refrained.  I just said, "well, since mine are so distinctive, I better not commit a crime."  He didn't find it very funny, needless to  However, I found it very humorous :)

Tomorrow, I have a busy day--help the family move, pick up the Da's from school, take church directory pictures, go to the cardiologist, and lastly, take the Da's to a magic show. lol.  

Then Saturday, I start foster parenting classes...

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Thursday, August 12, 2010

"'Cause Earl Had To Die"

I have 3/4 of my vacation pictures on my computer, waiting to be uploaded.  
However, I used a disposable water camera for the water falls, river tubing, and blue hole (the best pictures, if you ask me); so I am not-so-patiently awaiting their development.  

I hate to upload the pictures at different times, but people keep begging to see I'll prolly cave and upload them. ha ha.  

Because you, my faithful readers, are my favorite people, I will give you a sneak peak of my never-before seen pictures...

Such a beautiful view from my balcony :)

Okay, now it's story time! ha ha

1. On the very first day, I got stung by a jellyfish...three times.  It hurt SO stinkin bad and I couldn't exactly pee on my arm, so I was forced to go to the nurse.  (btw, the Jamaicans were impressed that I knew pee would take away the sting...thank you "Friends" for teaching me random, stupid knowledge--I knew I watched you for some reason). ha ha

2.  One of the locals, Earl (the reason for the title of my blog), taught us how to tell time by looking at the placement of the sun--I felt so smart! ha ha.  He then took us snorkeling and asked us if we were Mary's (see my explanation for this question on number 5).  

3.  We went parasailing and almost got kidnapped while on the boat.  One of the creepy guys looked me up and down and said "I like what I see, is that a bad thing?"  I quickly responded with "Yes, I have a boyfriend back home." To which he replied, "why bring sand to the beach? You come with me tonight and have fun."  I just awkwardly laughed and started weighing my escape options--shark infested waters suddenly looked VERY appealing. lol. Needless to say, as soon as we reached land, I ran. ha ha

4. We met Miles (his real name was Oneil, but we renamed him), who took us to the Dunns River Falls, river tubing, and the Cool Blue Hole.  He normally doesn't swim with the tourists, but with my persuasion he got in with us :).  Then his creepy "cousin" showed up and started following me around saying he liked me...

5.  While on the tour at the Falls, one of the tour guides also told me he liked me and wanted to take me away (which, in Jamaican lingo, means he wants to "have me" ha ha).  Miles called men like this "gigolos" ha ha.  He then proceeded to follow me around and try to convince me to give him a chance.  When I wouldn't, he called me rude. haha. Go figure.  While waiting on Miles to come pick me up, a drunk Jamaican came up to me and said to Lisa, "I like yo friend.  What her name, Mary?" ha ha. Apparently, if you look innocent, they call you Mary (referring to the Virgin Mary).  I couldn't seem to get rid of him, so Lisa, being her brilliant self, called the stalkerish tour guide back over so the guy would leave. UGH! ha ha. I just sat there praying Miles would come back

6.  You can haggle Jamaican salesmen down to practically nothing!  They say $30, you say $10--you eventually will win. ha ha

7.   FACT: the Jamaicans do follow you around and drive you crazy trying to get you to purchase stuff
MYTH: Jamaicans do not constantly try to sell you drugs--I was followed by at least 15 salesmen and was never offered drugs.
FACT: Marijuana is widely accepted there--I picked up a little container with spikes in it and asked "what's this?"  They looked at me like I was stupid and said it's a grinder for marijuana. ha ha.  Shows how much I

8.  I am perfectly content laying on a beach, reading a book ALL DAY.  Too bad I didn't get to do that...

9.  If you didn't already put the pieces together, Jamaicans creepishly love me.  Blonde headed, blue-eyed, skinny, white girls are their favorites.  If I ever go back, I will dye my hair first. ha ha.  If one more guy told me he was going to "take me away" I would have cried. lol.  And when they check you out, it's nothing like guys here in the States--it's no casual glance, it's a full on STARE. ha ha

10.  BTW, my butt looks like one of those baby butt sunscreen ads. lol.  I have a tanned straight line right above my vertical smile. TMI? Judge for yourselves ;)

Overall, I would recommend Ocho Rios, Jamaica to everyone--I had an absolute blast! Although I would have felt much better if a non-imaginary boyfriend had been with me to protect me. lol

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Friday, August 6, 2010

Jamaica Bound!!!

I leave for Jamaica in 6 hours

If you text me, don't expect a response until next Wednesday...I love ya, but I can't afford to pay $5 a text to talk to you while I'm in Jamaica...

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Busy Busy Bee

This week has been a whirlwind!

My to-do list is forever long (I've only accomplished about half of it this week)

I took my last final today, so I am done with Summer school! Yay!

I have been being crafty again (pictures below)

Before I leave for vacation (in 30 hours), I have to take Abi and Roxi to the vet to get shots, get a waterproof camera from Wal-mart, finish my baby bows, finish packing, print my flight and tour paperwork, get finger printed, give the puppies baths (before Bentley and Bailee go to their new homes tomorrow night), fill out a ton of paperwork, and fill my car up with gas.
WHEW.  That stresses me out just naming it all. lol

Here are some pictures to show you what I have been crafting this week:

This gorgeous pink bow, was specially made for Miss Ashley's birthday outfit

I'm good, if you can't tell (ha ha jk...kinda)

And this picture shows my excitement to be leaving for Jamaica in 29 hours, 56 minutes and counting ;)

Until next time (probably AFTER I return from Jamaica), 
The Intelligent Blonde

Monday, August 2, 2010


I forgot to mention that I got to see my dear friend, Autumn, today!
She has been in Japan for several months and will soon return there for 2 years!

Autumn was my RA my freshman year at OC, we then became sisters when I rushed Pi.  Years have passed and the miles between us have grown, but we still remain very close friends.  
I seriously ADORE Miss Autumn, and I'm so glad I got to see her while she was home.

Unfortunately, I did not get a picture of the two of us--I was too busy taking pictures of a lady in jean shorts and a stars and stripes bikini top, who walked into Braum's.  
The American flag has NEVER looked so bad...

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Darwin Awards

I heard about the coolest thing the other day--the Darwin Awards.
These are awards given to stupid people who do the world a favor by taking themselves out of the gene pool.  lol.  
I know, this sounds really morbid, but it's so funny.  Google it! I think the website is, or something like that.  

For instance, one guy hooked a jet from a plane (one of those fat alberts, I believe) onto his car to see how fast he could go.  When they found his remains (in a crater in a mountain), they realized there was tire tread from applying brakes.  They examined it a little a further, and saw that he had been applying the brakes for 2 miles.  Apparently, once the jet started, he realized he hadn't planned out how to slow down or stop, for that matter.  

R.I.P. Guy with no common sense.

On another note, my homemade noodles turned out pretty good! I think next time I try to make them, they will be perfect :)

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

No Susie Homemaker Here

If you know me very well at all, you know that I HATE to cook.  

My poor future husband better know how to cook or else his meals will consist of cereal, mac & cheese, or peanut butter & jelly.

It's not that I can't cook--I'm actually a really good cook--I just hate it.  
Why should I slave over the stove for hours to create a meal that will be devoured in 5 minutes?  Pointless, if you ask me.

However, I got in a baking mood this week and decided I would attempt to make my grandma's homemade noodles.  This was my favorite meal growing up and I haven't had it in over 5 years.  
This is no easy project--when I say homemade noodles, I'm talkin about the kind that take 2 days to make because they have to dry overnight.

Right now, my noodles are drying and they look GREAT! Hopefully, my finished project tomorrow will taste just like I remember it.  

I'll let ya know :)

Btw, I also make homemade sugar cookies, when I feel like it (or when people offer to pay me for them) and they're BOMB!

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde