Friday, December 31, 2010


Since today is New Year's Eve, I suppose I should have a list of resolutions (like most people).


I have no list.  
Not because I don't want to improve myself, but because I don't believe in resolutions.
People always seem to get wrapped up in the New Year's Resolutions at first, then they lose interest in them by March.   
Not to mention the fact that what seems important to change this year might be the least of your worries next year.  Bigger, more important things might come along that should be addressed first.  

So, instead of talking about resolutions, I'm going to talk about things that happened this year:

I worked at a law firm

I started teaching piano lessons

I learned how to weld

I went to my first NHL game

I bought a new Coach purse

I got my first "thinking of you" flowers

I showed all the men up at the gun range

I had heart surgery (I don't recommend you try that one--it's HORRID)
I threatened a nurse
I had my first experience with catheters (again, I don't recommend it)
I immediately started work two days after surgery (huge mistake)

I turned 21

I got a new Coach purse

I dyed my hair brown

I went to Jamaica
I got hit on by creepy Jamaicans

I watched EVERY episode of "The Office"

I went to Nashville to see Erin

I got a new diamond ring

I became a foster mom


I graduated college

Whew! I think that's it, but I'm sure I'll think of more things and add them later! ha ha

Happy New Year!

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Awkward & Awesome Thursday, Edition 1

I've decided to start a new blog series called "Awkward & Awesome Thursday" since my 30 Posts of Truth series is fixing to end.  
I got the idea from another blog, which I religiously read.  


1. The word took me forever to learn how to spell it correctly! ha ha

2.  The way my dog chews on my underwear.  Can you say disgusting? 
Needless to say, my new underwear are now on lockdown.
What's even more awkward is when someone shows up at your door and you didn't realize the dog had your underwear laying all over the living room. AWKWARD! ha ha

3.  Skirt wedgies--you know you've seen them.  
There is a girl who sits in front of me at church who always gets them.  

4.  The inevitable PDA couple.
You'd think you could go to at least one movie without sitting next to one of these couples, but no such luck.


1.  The way you feel when you buy new jewelry or a Coach purse (unless you're a guy--if you get giddy like a little school girl at the thought of this--you might be gay).

2.  When a 3 month old baby laughs at you.  Just warms your heart :)

3.  When you find money in a coat pocket from the previous winter, or find a stash in your car.

4.  Wii Zumba.
It's an amazing workout! I did a belly dance and salsa last night. lol

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Headlines, Edition 3

One of my friends works the return counter at Wal-mart and she posted this picture on facebook.  
I wonder why someone would return this shirt? 

Definitely headlines material!

You have to look very closely to get it--it took me a little while. lol

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Home

Roxi, my shih-tzu, needs a new home.
For only 50 cents, she's yours!

She tends to chew on underwear, 
eat poop (on occasion), 
and chew up your favorite pair of silver flats. 

I'm truly heartbroken and angry about my shoes.  However, I'm only semi-serious about getting rid of her...
Please don't take me seriously and believe you can really have her for only 50 cents. lol

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Contrary to popular belief, I am quite handy to have around.
I've already proved I can weld.  
This post will prove that I can build anything, with the help of my handy power tools.  

Pre-project photo:

*Please ignore the dogs in the center of the photo (they have to be in the middle of everything). The purpose of this photo is to show the cabinet pieces and my power drill :).  This proves that at one point, the cabinet was not put together. 

Post-project Photo:

*This shows the fully constructed cabinet with functioning doors.  

This was my afternoon project.  
I built it in a matter of hours, by myself, while caring for a 3 month old baby.
I'm legit!

And yes, that is an autographed Marty Standish bobble-head doll on my other shelf.

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I Fa-LaLaLaLa-Love Christmas

I love the Christmas season.
Not because of the cold weather (which I hate).
Not because of the crazy crowds in stores (which I also hate).
And definitely not because of the greedy people who are currently waiting in line to return their gifts (which I despise).

I love the Christmas season because I LOVE Christmas movies.
They're always sooo cheesy (especially Hallmark and Lifetime made-for-tv movies), and that's exactly why I love them!
Our DVR is filled with Christmas movies year-round.  

Here is a list of some of my favorites:
1. Boyfriend for Christmas
2. The 12 Men of Christmas 
3. Christmas in Connecticut 
4.  Christmas Cupid
5. I'll Be Home for Christmas
6.  The Ultimate Gift
7. Elf
8. Holiday in Handcuffs

*Notice "It's A Wonderful Life" and "A Christmas Story" do not appear on my list.
This is somewhat because I've never seen them in entirety, but mostly because I refuse to conform and watch them. lol. I'm very stubborn.

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

30 Posts of Truth, Edition 21

Prompt #21: (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?

First of all, I would like to say that this is incredibly morbid and I hope it NEVER happens. 

But, because it's just a scenario, here's what I would do:
1. Go into a slight state of hysteria 
2. Start calling every hospital to find her
3. Immediately go to the hospital
4. Find her
5. Giver her a hug and tell her I'm sorry
6. Take time to breathe and probably break into tears, because I didn't have time to before. 

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

One Christmas down, one to go!
Not to sound selfish, but my presents were BOMB.  
I got everything I wanted :)

I have been zumba-ing it up on the Wii, and let me tell you, it's hard! ha ha
I can feel the pounds escaping my body, along with my

Anyhow, I just want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

30 Posts of Truth, Edition 20

Prompt #20: Your views on drugs and alcohol.

I think drugs are a complete no-no.  
Their cons far outweigh their pros.

Alcohol is okay if you drink in moderation--Being drunk all the time is a sin and isn't all. lol
On the other hand, I believe that underage drinking is completely wrong.  

Ultimately, the Bible says "obey the laws of the land," meaning no underage drinking and no illegal drugs! That's what I abide by :)

On another note, do I have a "stupid" sign on my forehead? 
People seem to think I'm gullible and will believe any lie they feed me--well I've got news for you! We live in a small town, I will always know when you're lying to me!  I'm a whole lot smarter than you apparently think I am! 
Or maybe, you're just stupid enough to believe that I'll trust what you tell me...

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Friday, December 17, 2010

30 Posts of Truth, Edition 19

Prompt #19: Your views on religion? Or politics?

First of all, I think religion and politics should have nothing to do with each other.  Yes, I want a leader who is religious and believes in God. However, when "religion" gets pulled into politics and it becomes about what "religion" they are, mud begins to sling! lol

Secondly, I think religion is very important.  
Everyone should have a relationship with God.  
However, I will not sit here and tell you what "religion" you should be, so I will end it there.

Finally, I don't give a rat's behind about politics. 
I'm not even registered to vote.  
Go ahead, give me the "you should be an active member of society speech."
Not like I haven't heard it a thousand times.
However, I honestly don't care.  
Most of the time, I don't like any of the candidates and I don't care to keep up with the campaigns in order to be knowledgeable on the candidates, so I just stay away from it all. 
And because I know many of you are thinking, "you better not complain about the government since you don't vote," let me reassure you, I don't complain about it.  
The only complaint you might hear out of my mouth is about how much I have to pay in taxes. lol

On another note, I finished my college career with a BANG.  
4.0 in all 19 hours?  I'll take it!
I am finished with college, with a cumulative GPA of 3.72.  
Not one C on my entire transcript!
Not too shabby :)

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Monday, December 13, 2010

Look Mom! I'm a Big Kid Now!

I am officially a college graduate!

The new chapter in my life has officially started...
too bad, as of now, the pages are empty. lol

Not to sound cliche, but the rest is still unwritten :)

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Friday, December 10, 2010

Today is the Day!

A new chapter in the Life and Times of the Intelligent Blonde starts today.

Today is the day that I will finally (I say finally like it's been a long time, when in reality, it's only been 3 and 1/2 years lol) graduate from college!

I will have a BS degree...everyone should have seen that one coming! lol.
Not quite the MRS degree that I originally hoped I would get...but this has proved to be so much better!

Unlike the MRS degree, my BS degree will...
instill a well-earned pride in myself
give me independence and the ability to support myself
start my future--a future that isn't dependent upon a man

What more could a girl need? :)

Lets just hope I don't trip on stage in my leopard print stilettos!
You know me, I always have to make a splash! 

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Monday, December 6, 2010

She's Got a Love Like Woe

The blog title has nothing to do with my post, but I really like that song.

Because of the massive amounts of studying I've been doing, I didn't have time to compose my Monday Lustday list.  However, I will post something just for you, my lovely readers :)

This is my graduation card that I will hand the announcer so she knows who I am and how to pronounce my name.  They instructed us to write our names out phonetically if our names were hard to pronounce.  

So I did...twice.

So help me, if they STILL say it wrong, I just might hit the announcer over the head with her microphone scream!!

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Please Vote

Please go vote on my poll!
It can be found on the right side of my homepage (at the top).

I really need advice on how I should wear my hair for Graduation...

On the bright side, I already have my shoes picked out :)

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Headlines, Edition 2

Chickasha at its finest...

Live Nativity at Festival of Light:
LIVE characters from the Bible come ALIVE to demonstrate the meaning of Christmas including LIVE animals!

First of all, could they possibly fit more variations of the word "alive" into the sentence?
Secondly, I don't guess whoever wrote this knows how to use proper punctuation.
Finally, I'd like to know how they are going to get "live" Jesus to come down from Heaven to appear at said

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

30 Posts of Truth, Edition 18

Prompt #18: Your view on gay marriage

This is a touchy subject and I'm sure I'll offend someone, but I've always had strong opinions and I've always been brutally honest; you either hate me for it, or love me for it.

I don't believe in gay marriage.  I don't even believe in the gay lifestyle.
God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.
Women were made to be partners for men--God didn't plan for people of the same sex to be together--that's Satan's handiwork.  

I'm not judging gay people or condemning them to Hell--that's not my job. 
I'm merely stating my opinions, and that's that I don't believe in gay marriage.

On another note...I graduate in 6 days!!! 
I couldn't be happier to be free from school with nothing to do :)

"Sugar and Spice" by Lauren Conrad, here I come!

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Thursday, December 2, 2010

30 Posts of Truth, Edition 17

Prompt #17: A book you've read that changed your views on something

I don't know that I've read any books that have changed my view on something--my opinions are usually pretty unchangeable.  
However, I will name two authors who caught my attention and got me interested in stuff I would have never been interested in before.

1. Albert Camus introduced me to existentialism.  Although he denies being an existentialist, he was (I even have a term paper to prove it).  His stories like "The Myth of Sisyphus," "Absurd Reasoning," and "The Stranger" got me interested in the whole "search for meaning/absurdity of life" idea.

2.  Elie Wiesel got me interested in the Holocaust.  His accounts of the Holocaust (specifically in "Night") are so enthralling.  

If you didn't already know, books are very important to me.  I love to read, and aspire to have my own library one day (not a real library, but one in my house).  
I was actually talking to mom about those digital books the other day and I told her I didn't want one, because I wanted to be able to physically hold the book. I'm weird, I know. lol

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde