Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

I've learned the best part of having kids in the house is Halloween.

This is their loot:

If you need me, I'll be eating candy (after they go to bed, of course). 

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Homemade Apron

I made a stitch-free apron the other day at work,
because we all know I don't sew...

I needed something to cover my clothes before I cooked lunch 
and we have a ton of leftover XL t-shirts, 
so instead of just putting one on over my clothes,
I made it into an apron!

It was really easy--all I needed was the shirt and a pair of scissors.
Plus, it turned out kind of cute!

I realize that it would have been more apron-esque if I had cut the neck part at an angle, but I didn't think about it at the time wanted the apron to cover more of my shirt.

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Awkward & Awesome Thursday, Edition 26


Getting a text from a number I didn't know that read:
"Sux i dont get to see ya from time to time nemore.
U wer always sme eye candy"
Wow, where do I even start with this one?
Let's see...
1.  That's way creepy--especially considering I didn't know who it was.
2.  Do you see his spelling?  Is he 12? ha ha
Needless to say, I asked who it was and never responded once he told me who it was...

Having two guys sitting next to you in class who believe their sole purpose is to see how quickly they can embarrass you. 
Of course, with me, that never takes long.
Should be an interesting quarter...

When your friend makes comments about random people a little louder than she should
and the following embarrassment on your part, while trying to shush her and hide from the random glares. 


Getting to hang out with old friends--it always reminds me of how blessed I truly am.

Hoodie season.
It's some Little Red Riding Hood action--not too hot, not too cold; it's just right!
Who uses the actual seasonal terms, anyways?
I use the terms "flip-flop season," "hoodie season," "freeze your butt off/coat season," and "hoodie season #2."
Luckily, in Oklahoma we have two seasons that qualify as "hoodie" weather.
Unluckily for us, our summers are extremely hot and our winters can get extremely cold.

G's new words.
We have been working to increase her vocabulary for months and we are finally seeing progress.
She can name all of her colors, count to ten (usually), identify animals and their sounds, tell you what she wants to eat, and she says "Bye Lana" in the most adorable way!

Speaking of foster kids, we just took in another one last night. 
She's absolutely adorable (after we bathed her multiple times).
For some reason she's attached at my hip, so this could get interesting...

Until next time,
The Intelligent Blonde

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Toys for all ages...

Please explain to me why when I was browsing 
"gifts for children" under $20 on, 
it brought up neon, disposable shot glasses?

In case you didn't believe me I went back to the main toys page and typed "shot glasses" into the search bar.  Here was the result:

We found 1 result for "shot glasses" in Toys.

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Who needs the gym when you can wear spanx?

I have a confession to make: I have never worn spanx...until today.

I purchased a gorgeous dress at The Affair of the Heart, but it is made of a clingy material.
So, I knew I would have to give in and buy some spanx in order for this dress to look good.

I bought the cheapest pair I could find since I wasn't sure I would like them.
On the package, they claim to be 
"Thy tummy shaping
muscle toning
calorie burning 
workout you wear."

Little did I know the real workout would be putting them on.
Let me tell ya, I don't know how I didn't rip them...

Here's to holding my pee all day because I don't want to have to take them on and off...

I suppose it was all worth it, though, because the dress looks Ah-mazing!

Now I'm off to the gym to workout, in hopes it won't be so difficult to get these dang things on next time...

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Friday, October 21, 2011

Provocative Shoes

I was told by a coworker that I wear provocative shoes.

Since when are stilettos provocative?

Last time I checked, stilettos, when paired with modest work attire, are perfectly appropriate.

Now if I was wearing stilettos with my legs wrapped around a stripper pole...
that might be a little provocative...

Guess I'll just wear "comfortable" clothes to work, like everyone else.
Sorry for dressing professionally...

What's your opinion?

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Awkward & Awesome Thursday, Edition 25


Woman at Build-A-Bear: "Your kids look so much alike--they must look like their dad."
Me: "Umm...yeah they look exactly like their dad's picture I saw in the catalog..."
(I didn't really say that, but I thought about it. ha ha)
I mean, clearly IF these kids were MY kids and they were as dark complected as they are, they would OBVIOUSLY look like their dad.  
Ergo, that was a dumb question.
If you have nothing intelligent to say, it's better to say nothing at all.  

Seeing that cockroach in the grocery store.
That has to be the worst place to see a cockroach.

Hearing the same part of a song over and over
only to turn around and see your coworker purposely replaying it
to see how long it would take to annoy you.
Let me tell ya, it didn't take long! lol
Gotta love it!

Those equipment hogs at the gym who literally sit on the weight equipment
for what seems like hours.
Sure, let me just change my normal workout routine...
Who needs good triceps, anyways?

Digging out your "ex-boyfriend box" to find that a mouse got to it before you.
Or maybe the awkward part is the "ex-boyfriend box?"


Making A's in my first MBA classes.  Woot woot!

The bling office supplies I saw at Hobby Lobby the other day.
Unfortunately, I didn't buy them...

The new boots at
They are seriously, adorable.
I need all of them!

The possibility of touring Alcatraz in December.
Despite the fact that going to San Francisco
means that I'll be having heart surgery.
I like to look on the positive side :)

Finally getting a two-pack!
Not Tupac...
I mean, like a six-pack, only smaller...
Only 4 more to go!

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Why yes, that is a cockroach...
in a grocery store.

And yes, I did take this picture while mom was yelling at me to stop drawing attention to it...

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


This is something that has been weighing heavily on me lately...

Why do we work so hard to reunite child abusers with their children?
The whole goal of DHS is reunification, which is fine and dandy with me if they know for a fact the children won't be abused again.

However, many times, the same thing will happen and the kids will be bounced from home to home AGAIN.

Why don't we just hand guns to murderers when we decide to set them free?

The "innocent until proven guilty" theory should be applied to alleged child abusers; 
if they're proven to be child abusers (in a sense, criminals),
put them in prison and take their kids away.

My theory, although considered harsh by many, is that child abusers should be sterilized.
Their kids should be put up for adoption and they should be fixed.

If the government can enforce the death penalty,
why can't they require child abusers to be sterilized?
Sounds logical to me...

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Monday, October 17, 2011

Old School

Dear Flash Drives,

                Thanks for being the modern day floppy disk.

You'll fit in my pocket now

Remember when we had to carry around floppy disks to save data?
Man, that makes me feel old...

Until next time,
The Intelligent Blonde

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is Singing Loud for All to Hear

If seeing this as you pull into Chickasha doesn't get you in the Christmas mood,
I don't know what will...

I saw the top of the tree from the turnpike, on my way home from class, the other day 
I guess they were checking the lights, because it usually doesn't come on until Thanksgiving.

Christmas time always makes me proud to be from Chickasha :)

Until next time,
The Intelligent Blonde

Friday, October 14, 2011

No Alarm = No Workout

My alarm didn't go off at 6:40 this morning like it was supposed to...
I'm going to take that as a sign from God that he didn't think I needed to work out.

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What Goes Around Comes Around

Have you ever spit in someones food before you gave it to them
because they made you mad?

Yeah, me neither...

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde


Hope were (sic) better at smoking ribs than we are at spelling/grammar. 

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What is this world coming to?

Don't you hate it when you pick THE slowest line at the bank?
I'm talking, wait for 20 minutes before you ever even get to that suction tube thing, slow.

You'd think Mr. Starfleet Shuttlecraft would be faster than the speed of light, or at least take less than 10 minutes at the bank window...

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Rain, Rain...

go away
you're taking every ounce of motivation I may have had 
to finish my last class this quarter.

On second thought, 
make my homework assignments go away 
so that I can enjoy the rain...

Why can't all of my teachers give me fun assignments to shop, like Dr. Burt does?
I don't get near as much enjoyment from writing Codes of Ethics as I do from shopping for a grade.

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Eye Candy

I LOVE this Lovers + Friends dress!
Too bad it's like $170 bucks :(

If anyone feels the undying need to buy me something, this is what I want...

Until next time,
The Intelligent Blonde

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Awkward & Awesome Thursday, Edition 24


Guy who walked into my office: "Is that your degree?" (looking at my framed diploma)
Me: ", I just printed it off the internet because I thought it would look cool."
This question might have been appropriate if I didn't have a wooden cutout of my name on my desk and 10 pictures, with me in them, surrounding said diploma...

Being outsmarted by a printer.
Our Finance guy has been gone this week, so I've been filling in and I cannot get the printer (one of those ancient ones that prints contracts) to print on the right lines.
I forfeited and did the contracts by hand.
Who needs modern technology?

Looking in the mirror halfway through the day and realizing that a strand of hair has been hanging down, from your updo, all day long.


Dr. Burt: "Would you be interested in an intern?"
Me: (assuming he meant internSHIP) "Well, it would depend on the company."
Dr. Burt: "No, I meant an intern for YOU."
He then said that he would love for me to talk to one of his classes. 
What?? I'm legit enough to have an intern and lecture a class? 
You have no idea how happy this made me.

Only having one more week until I finish my first round of MBA classes.
I can do anything for a year, I can do anything for a year...

Pay raise = more shopping

Being assigned to shop as a homework assignment.
Wait, when did that become homework...?

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Gotta love outsourcing...

Speaking of Outsourced, did anyone else watch that show?
I'm so sad it got cancelled...
my Thursday nights aren't complete without The Office and Outsourced.

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde