Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Black Friday 2011

I decided to share with ya'll my Black Friday purchases:

Unlike my brother and sister-in-law, 
I didn't have anything big to purchase (like a camera or iPad).

Black Friday is typically the only day of the year that I will purchase DVDs.
I just can't bring myself to pay full price for them...

What did you do/buy on Black Friday?

While you answer that question, 
I will probably be on the phone with insurance companies, 
ensuring that my ($100,000+) surgery that I'm supposed to have next week is covered.  
My patience is officially gone.  

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Monday, November 28, 2011

Make it My Own Monday

I have been viewing Holly's Make it My Own Monday posts for awhile now
and have been too scared to try it.
I finally convinced myself to try it, and it was so much fun and so easy!

Here was the inspiration:

Source: tumblr.com via Holly on Pinterest

And here was my version:

Please ignore my messy room.

Now all of you need to hurry on over to Running in Stilettos 
and check out your Make it My Own Monday assignment for next week!

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cheap Entertainment

Why yes, that is G looking at a blank photo album...

I'm not ashamed to admit that because it was entertaining her,
I let her look at it for like 30 minutes.

Until next time,
The Intelligent Blonde

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Awkward & Awesome Thursday

In case ya'll need an escape from family time,
here's a brief post for your enjoyment...


Girl basically shouting in Chili's: "I love BJ's"
Me, mocking her: "I love BJ's"
Awkward silence
Laughter from our entire table.
Ya see, I was just making fun of her for being obnoxiously loud.
I was assuming she was referring to the restaurant "BJ's,"
but after I repeated it, I realized it could be taken into an entirely different context.  
I died of embarrassment.
I guess that's what I get for making fun of people...

No, my cell phone doesn't have an mp3 player,
but I will hold my headphone attachment in my hand with my phone,
in hopes that you will think I'm listening to music
and stop talking to me while I'm working out.
Oh, and thanks for telling me my thighs and butt look "slimmer and toner."
I'd hate to hear what he thought of me 
BEFORE I started working out...


Yesterday was my last day at the dealership!

The day I have been waiting on all year (BF), has almost arrived;
The lady on the Target commercials has nothing on me!

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Lana Lately

I hope you enjoy this hodgepodge of a post...

Looks disgusting, doesn't it?

Why yes, I did wear yoga pants to work today.
Thanks for asking.

And yes, with three minor changes to this outfit,
I wore it to drop my resume off for a new job:
I changed my sweater to a dressy one,
I put flats on, instead of tennis shoes,
and I added a bling necklace.
Now that's what you call lazy creative!

Also, please note the beach waves I have going on...

Last, but certainly not least, I present to you my Black Friday Game Plan:

Once again, I'm sorry for the poor quality of my photos.
I have a nice camera, but it's just so inconvenient to carry it with me all of the time,
in hopes of having something good to document.
I'm going to try harder to use my camera instead of phone...

Until next time,
The Intelligent Blonde

Sunday, November 20, 2011

25 Things You Should Know About Me...

I decided to link up with Erin for 25 Things You Should Know About Me!

I might be a little bit of an education snob.
Some of it stems from my Papaw always saying that nobody could ever take my education away;
however, I think most of it stems from competition with my brother...I can't let him beat me!

I rarely curse.
The only time you'll hear me curse is if I'm EXTREMELY angry 
or, like Erin, am quoting someone else.

I like being the boss.
I despise taking orders from other people...especially people I don't like.

I love the beach.
I would be happy living in a shack, so long as it was on the beach.

I can't survive without chapstick and a fingernail file.

I have two older brothers, two sister-in-laws, two nieces, and one nephew.

I aspire to be the most educated trophy wife around.

I want to see the world
...even Canada!

Speaking of Canada,
my favorite sport is hockey.
I could honestly care less about any other sport.

My toenails are rarely painted any color other than pink.

I'm not very good at Spanish.
In fact, my only B in High School was Spanish.
Hence why I'm counting in English now...
I wouldn't be able to count any higher without using my good friend, Google.

I don't like awkward silences.
Yep, I'm that person who laughs or says something stupid when there's silence.

My mom is my role model.

I go through mascara like it's going out of style.
Because I'm blonde, mascara is crucial.
I find one I like, but by the time I get to the end of the tube, I decide I'll try something new.
Needless to say, I've been through A LOT of mascaras.

When offered the choice of upgrading to a MacBook Pro, 
I decided to keep my $300 bucks and spend it on something more useful.
What did I buy, instead?  Diamonds.
I mean, a computer lasts for a few years, but diamonds last a lifetime...

I attract losers.
If losers are your guys of choice, I'm the wing-girl for you!

I have been skydiving...twice.

I have a broken heart.
I'm having surgery again in December, hopefully they'll be able to fix it.

I can't tolerate ignorant people.

I hate chocolate; 
I only eat it on rare occasions.
That didn't stop me from enjoying a Frozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity, though!

I can't say no to a good deal...
ESPECIALLY clearance shoes.

I'm in my twenty-second year of life!

I have a closet full of Coach purses that rarely get used, 
because I'm too scared of getting them dirty.
Coach is the only name-brand that I am partial to.

I'm cold 95% of the time.
I almost always have a jacket with me.

I am my own biggest fan.
I laugh at my own jokes more than other people do.

My favorite color is pink, but I rarely wear it;
I usually stick to blacks and browns.

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Pre-Thanksgiving Workout

Thank you food poisoning/stomach bug for helping lose weight before Thanksgiving!
Now I can eat all I want without feeling guilty.

Not that any kind of food sounds good at the moment...

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Some Days I Look Cute...

You know that rare occasion when you actually like the outfit you threw together at the last minute?

Please forgive the poor quality of the pictures, they were taken with my cell phone (like you couldn't tell...).

Teal shirt: Thrift store
Sweater: Gap
Jacket: Deb
Scarf: I think I bought it on the streets in NYC
Jeans: Silver
Boots: Worthington

And because no photoshoot would be complete without a boo-tay shot...

I bought those boots last year on Black Friday.
I absolutely love them!!
They're one of those wardrobe staples that can make an outfit.

If that's not a good reason to go Black Friday shopping, I don't know what is!

Now, on to other, more important things...
If you haven't already, PLEASE go "follow" me or "join this site." 
I hate to be that girl who begs for friends, but you gotta do what ya gotta do...
Ready? Set?  Go follow me!! 

K? Thx. Luv u. Bye.
(Don't you hate people who abbreviate words like that?  
It's seriously annoying.) 

Until next time,
The Intelligent Blonde

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Awkward & Awesome Thursday


Waking up to a child with vomit stuck in her hair.
And seeing as it was early in the morning and the lights were still out, I ran my fingers through her hair to fix her tangled hair (not knowing it was tangled due to vomit).
Yeah, that happened.
Did I mention I can't handle vomit?
She also puked in my mom's car later that day--
let's be real, I'm just glad it wasn't my car...

Blabbing someone's old profession.
This wouldn't be a big deal, if it wasn't for the fact that his old profession was stripping.
I felt so bad.
Hi, my name is Alana and I can't keep a secret.

The kids were watching Oswald the other day,
and I started listening to what the characters were talking about;
What were they talking about, you might ask?
"Big Banana Day."
They even thanked Oswald for sharing his "big banana.
I swear, people who write cartoon scripts are creepers...


Only one more week at my job! Woot woot!

Black Friday.  
In my family, Black Friday is a bigger deal than Christmas.
We love a good deal and we love the adrenaline rush of beating other people.
Yes, we do make Black Friday a competition.
I'm already compiling my list and game plan.

Acing my Accounting midterm.
I may have a Business degree, but I HATE math.
I'd rather just pay someone to do it for me.
So, I was thoroughly shocked to see that big, fat A on my midterm.

Rekindling an old friendship.
He has already proven to be a blessing to me and I'm so glad our paths crossed again.

Until next time,
The Intelligent Blonde

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Meet my friend, Lisa

Isn't she cute?
The hat, on the other hand, is not.

Hats like these go in my book of fashion dont's.
In fact, on my list, they fall right behind sweat pants that bunch at your ankles and Crocs. 

Unless this is part of your Halloween costume, please spare us all the trouble of giving you weird looks by just saying "no" to animal hats.

Until next time,
The Intelligent Blonde

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Words to live by

Don't you just love Hobby Lobby?
I can never go in that store without stopping to read their signs.

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tornadoes, Earthquakes, and Floods...OH MY!

For my readers who don't live in Oklahoma, you probably aren't aware of the crazy weather we've been having.

In Oklahoma, you never really know what to expect with the weather--you can go from wearing shorts one day to a coat the next. 
And apparently now we go from taking shelter because of a tornado, to standing in door frames because we are being hit by an earthquake.
In one day, we had a tornado, an earthquake, and a flood.


In the past week, we have had 3 big earthquakes (mind you, my definition of "big" isn't a California definition of "big"). 

Until this week, I had only felt one earthquake in my life and the only reason I felt it was because I was on the third floor of a building. 

Of course, everyone was freaking out on facebook--people who I hadn't heard from in months were updating, whining about the earthquake.

After the third earthquake, I gave in and put:
"I swear the world is coming to an end, if it starts flooding I'm going to freak out."

Well, guess what?
It started flooding.

This Oklahoma weather kills me...

And of course, like when any natural disaster occurs, the news stations found the trashiest people to interview.  One in particular, was whining about the earthquake breaking her ugly little ceramic figurines.  Some people...

You have to check out this video.
Watch how big his eyes get a few seconds in--that's when the earthquake hit.
You have to give him props for keeping his composure throughout that interview.
Lord knows, I would have been freaking out--oh wait, I was!

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Awkward & Awesome Thursday


This probably isn't very ladylike of me, but oh well...
It's awkward when you know that the person in the stall next to you is pooping.  
There, I said it.

Your classmates encouraging you to "schmooze" your (old) professor.
Think about it...

Said professor saying, "I'm not in to dragging."
We all died laughing.
Then one of my classmates asked what was in his drink. ha ha


Quitting my job.
I'd rather be happy doing nothing than be miserable doing something I hate.
While I have no idea what I'm going to do and am kinda stressed about that, I feel like a load has been lifted off of my shoulders.

Having enough money in my savings account to fall back on, since I won't be receiving a steady paycheck for awhile...

Being civil with your ex.
Within minutes of seeing my facebook status, he commented on it and was able to cheer me up.

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Don't judge me...

Why yes, I do eat raw cookie dough at work...

And no, I didn't eat ALL of that...
just most of it.

Until next time,
The Intelligent Blonde

Sunday, November 6, 2011

People need to learn how to park...

One of my biggest pet peeves is people who can't park.
And don't even get me started on people who can't merge...
I mean seriously, did you not pay attention in Driver's Ed?

If you can't park like a normal person, you should park like a mile away (far from normal people) and walk.

Kelly and I walked out from eating at a restaurant the other day, to find this:

It's hard to tell in this picture, but I was unable to walk between our back bumpers.
He was THAT close!

So, Kelly decided to take the matter into her own hands...

If it had been my note, it would have read:
"Nice parking job, IDIOT."
But Kelly's works too ;) ha ha

Like every time we're together, some hilarious things were said.
For instance,
"It's okay for ugly people to fall in love, because nobody would love them but another ugly person..."

It would be a lie if I said I didn't die laughing.

Until next time,
The Intelligent Blonde

Friday, November 4, 2011


I saw this "If..." post over on Miranda's blog and decided to do give it a try:

... I could live anywhere in the US ... I would either live in New York City, or near a beach. 
Being landlocked in Oklahoma sucks!

... I were to have children ... I think it would be cool to go to a sperm bank so that when I get dirty looks from people thinking I was a young, single, whore, I could tell them that I picked the dad from a catalog. ha ha

... I could have any talent in the world ... I would want to be able to play piano by ear. 
It really bugs me that I can only play with sheet music in front of me.

... you met me in real life ... you would probably think I'm too opinionated.

... I went back to school ... I would be more involved. 
I'd be a cheerleader and president of every club and editor of the school newspaper, instead of just focusing on making good grades and getting through school.

... money were not an object ... I would pay off my car and school loans then travel the world and eventually, settle down in a beach house.

... I could meet one celebrity ... it would be Lauren Conrad.
Then she could introduce me to Brody Jenner.
And he could introduce me to his step-siblings, the Kardashians.
Wait, is that cheating...?

... I could only shop at one store for the rest of my life ... it would be Target.
They have better stuff than Walmart and it's a one-stop shop.

... I could choose an animal/pet ... I would choose a monkey.
I've always wanted a pet monkey...

... I could go on a trip right now ... I'd go to the beach. 
I don't care which beach, I just want to be able to lay in a beach chair and listen to the waves.
Oh and catch a tan, because we all know I need one...

... I had to choose between a house cleaner and a personal chef ... well considering I absolutely despise cooking, I would definitely choose a chef!

Now that you've read my "If..." post, go write one of your own and link it up!!

Until next time,
The Intelligent Blonde

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Awkward & Awesome Thursday


Kim Kardashian ALREADY divorcing her hubby.
I mean really, that has to be one of the shortest marriages ever (ignoring Britney Spears' annulment).

Accidentally burping in class.
It was one of those hiccup-burps, but still embarrassing...

When you accidentally end a business phone call with
"Thanks, have a good one.  Love you."
Luckily, this was my friend Cassie--not me.

Not paying attention to where you're walking and crashing into a motorcycle;
luckily, nobody saw it.
Believe me, I checked.


Being told I'm "pleasant" to talk to.

Being asked to speak at the "Walk-A-Mile In My Shoes"
Foster Care Awareness Walk.
I was honored and couldn't tell them no.
Guess I should start working on my speech...

The possibility of being reunited with two of my best friends at Thanksgiving.
Oh how I've missed Erin and Cassie--this living in 3 different states thing is for the birds!

Clearance Halloween candy
I'm a couponer, so I hate to buy anything unless I have a coupon for it, or it's on sale;
so when CANDY is on clearance, I'm in Heaven...

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Not-So-Intelligent Blonde Moments...

This one came from my mother, who just so happens to be a natural blonde, like me:

This conversation took place while watching Long Island Medium (which, btw, is a very addictive show)

Mom: "So, the Long Island Medium is in San Francisco?"
Me: "Umm...no.  The Long Island Medium would be in Long Island..."
Mom: "Don't you dare put that on your blog!"

Clearly I don't listen very well...

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde