Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Lauren tagged me so here are my interesting tid bits...

10 years ago: I was a freshman in high school and about to go to my first real formal with my boyfriend {it was called MORP -- prom backwards, the girls ask the guys!}. I had also just joined the golf team!

Things on my to do list today: after work I will go to Target, the post office, dry cleaners, then organize stuff for the garage sale.

What would I do if I was suddenly became a Billionaire? Give to church and charities, pay off debt, buy a house and new cars, and save the rest...I'm boring!

Three of my bad habits: I'm really bad at hitting my snooze button too much, leaving my shoes all over the place, letting the ironing basket pile up!

Five jobs I have had:
Student Activities at Baylor {currently}
The Olive Branch
Centex ARC
Stonebriar Community Church
The Cup Filler Christian Bookstore

Five things people don't know about me:
I can't wait to be a mom, when people ask what I want to do with my life...I want to be a mom.
I love magazines and I read them from cover to cover.
I have read the first 3 Harry Potter books and have started the 4th one 3 times. I can't seem to keep going.
I talk for animals. Ask John...he's really good at making fun of me!I love baking...most of you know this, but I love it! It relaxes me and I love baking in my spare time!

I tag these people: Autumn, Courtney, Abby, Mel, and Jerica

Thursday, February 21, 2008

call me a nerd...

But I am fascinated with the JFK assassination! I think it all started with a Humanities my sophomore year of high school. The class focused on the 1960s and everything that came with it from the JFK assassination and the Bay of Pigs to watching 'The Graduate' and learning about the infamous novel, 'Peyton Place'. I fell in love with anything and everything we learned and when it came time to talk about the JFK assassination I was just as interested. We learned about all of the different conspiracy theories from the CIA and KGB to Fidel Castro and the Cubans. We talked about the "Single Bullet Theory" and I was amazed at the path that single bullet took. I know what you all are thinking right now {especially my husband} but it was so interesting to me and still is. I think I might be the only person who has visited the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas more than 5 times and none of them were for a class trip.

So you may ask, "Why on earth is she telling me this?" I was purusing foxnews.com yesterday and found this amazing article that some JFK assassination documents have been revealed and there is a transcript of a conversation between Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby prior to the assassination. They were talking about wanting to get rid of the president. Now, there is also speculation that this transcript was created by the former DA, who is no longer living, as material for a proposed movie. Who cares...it was still fascinating to read the article!

I also remember from my class that there are documents in "hiding" somewhere that will be released that will reveal what actually happened. Who knows? I love it!
Here is a link to the article in case you are as curious as I was...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

April 10th

Pam & Jim.
New episode.
April 10th.
8:00 PM
Oh gosh!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

My Funny Valentine

Valentine's Day was wonderful. John is so creative and thoughtful. I came home from work to "flours" from John. He got me several different types of King Arthur Flour b/c he knows my love for baking. I'm excited to make some whole wheat bread! For John, I made a filet mignon with a gorgonzola and porcini mushroom sauce, risotto, and green beans with mushrooms and bacon. For dessert we had a creme brulee tart. It was a wonderful night!

Productive Saturday {Spring Cleaning Part I}

Wow! I don't remember the last time John and I were ever this productive on a Saturday...or any day! We slept in this morning {9:00 seems so late now!} Then got to work on Spring Cleaning. I started in the kitchen and dining room; John started in our bathroom. He scrubbed that bathroom like crazy...including organizing the cabinets. I am so grateful for his help. So far we have accomplished 1 spring cleaned bathroom and 1 spring cleaned dining room...the kitchen is almost there!

We had several errands to run today so we started by getting lunch at Panda. Right as we were sitting down my sister and her husband walked in! It was such a fun surprise so we enjoyed our lunch with them. My brother-in-law, Jonathan, is the freshman girls basketball coach at Robinson High School so this is a really busy time for them and we haven't seen them much lately. We always have a great time with them. After lunch we headed over to Target to get a few things to help with our cleaning project! Then it was on to our fun activity for the day...Super Suppers. We got a gift certificate for Christmas from John's mom so we decided to go ahead and use it and we had a great time. We got to make 6 meals {that we split so actually 12 meals} that are all in our freezer to use anytime we don't feel like cooking.

Today we also got our tires roated and balanced {on both cars}, got new wiper blades {for both cars}, went to Home Depot, Mardel, and Office Max. Right now, John is at Best Buy getting his XM Radio installed in his car. It was a Christmas present from me and we are just now getting around to getting it installed. It will be so great for him to have while he is driving back and forth from Hamilton all the time.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It's Time for Spring Cleaning!

I’ve never done the whole “spring cleaning” thing before, but I’m starting to get in that mood. After cleaning the fridge last night I felt so proud of myself for how good it looked that I decided that I needed to tackle the whole place! My goal is to have it finished by the end of the month since I'll really only be able to do a little bit each night. I am also going to McKinney the weekend of March 8th to help my mom with a garage sale so I figure that is a great time to maybe even find a few things from my big clean to sell!

Now, maybe I can find a list on the internet to help me organize this undertaking just a little bit! {I'm also afraid that there will be things on the list I've never thought of!!}

Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Monday

Many things to help you get through the day (at the office) and to cure your case of the Mondays:

When someone asks you to do something, ask if they want that super-sized.

Run one lap around the office at top speed.

Ignore the first five people who say 'good morning' to you.

Phone someone in the office you barely know, leave your name and say, "Just called to say I can't talk right now. Bye."

To signal the end of a conversation, clamp your hands over your ears and grimace.

Walk sideways to the photocopier.

While riding an elevator, gasp dramatically every time the doors open.

Say to your boss, "I like your style" and shoot him with double-barreled fingers.

Babble incoherently at a fellow employee then ask, "Did you get all that, I don't want to have to repeat it".

Kneel in front of the water cooler and drink directly from the nozzle (there must be a 'non-player' within sight).

Shout random numbers while someone is counting.

At the end of a meeting, suggest that, for once, it would be nice to conclude with the singing of the national anthem (extra points if you actually launch into it yourself).

Walk into a very busy person's office and while they watch you with growing irritation, turn the light switch on and off 10 times.

For an hour, refer to everyone you speak to as "Bob".Announce to everyone in a meeting that you "really have to go do a number two".

After every sentence, say 'mon' in a really bad Jamaican accent.

As in "the report's on your desk, mon". Keep this up for one hour.

While a co-worker is out, move their chair into the elevator.

In a meeting or crowded situation, slap your forehead repeatedly and mutter, "Shut up, PLEASE! All of you just shut up!".

At lunchtime, get down on your knees and announce, "As God is my witness, I'll never go hungry again".

Repeat the following conversation 10 times to the same person: "Do you hear that?" "What?" "Never mind, it's gone now".

Come to work in army fatigues and when asked why, say, "I can't talk about it".

Posing as a maitre d', call a colleague and tell him he's won a lunch for four at a local restaurant. Let him go.

Speak with an accent (French, German, Porky Pig, etc) during a very important conference call.

Find the vacuum and start vacuuming around your desk.

Hang a two-foot long piece of toilet paper from the back of your pants and act genuinely surprised when someone points it out.

During the course of a meeting, slowly edge your chair towards the door.

Arrange toy figures on the table to represent each meeting attendee, move them according to the movements of their real-life counterparts.

Tell your children over dinner, "Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go."

Play a tape of jungle sounds at work all day.

At lunch time, sit in your parked car and point a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.

Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.

Encourage your colleagues to join you in a little synchronized chair dancing.

Put your garbage can on your desk and label it "IN".

Develop an unnatural fear of staplers.

Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.

Reply to everything someone says with, "That's what you think".

Finish all your sentences with "in accordance with the prophecy".

Adjust the tint on your monitor so that the brightness level lights up the entire work area.

Insist to others that you like it that way.

Don't use any punctuation.

As often as possible, skip rather than walk.

Specify that your drive-through order is "to go".

Find out where your boss shops and buy exactly the same outfits. Wear them one day after your boss does. (This is especially effective if your boss is the opposite sex).

Send e-mail to the rest of the company to tell them what you're doing. For example: If anyone needs me, I'll be in the bathroom.

Five days in advance, tell your friends you can't attend their party because you're not in the mood.When the money comes out of the ATM, scream "I Won!", "I Won!" "3rd time this week !!!"

When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling "Run for your lives, they're loose!"

Happy Monday everyone :)

Friday, February 8, 2008

I miss Pam & Jim and Meredith & Derek!

Stupid writer's strike! Michael Eisner (apparently used to work high up for Disney) said today, "A deal has been made, and they'll be back to work very soon. I know a deal's been made. I know it's over."

I don't know why he's the one who is announcing that the writer's strike is almost over, but he's saying it and people are believing him. The news article also said the writer's strike could be over TOMORROW...I'm not getting my hopes up yet.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Bowl Boycott

So instead of watching the Super Bowl,this year, Autumn had the wonderful idea of boycotting and going to the movies instead! The Lockett's, Broaddus' and John and I went to the movies and then out to dinner. The girls saw 27 Dresses while the boys saw National Treasure. We went to Jason's Deli and Marble Slab after and it was so much fun to hang out with our friends.
**Movie Review: 27 Dresses was your usual chick flick...cute but very predictable. I am a sucker for them though. I always know how they will turn out, but I love them! Saturday night John and I rented Million Dollar Baby (it's been a couple years since it came out but we hadn't seen it yet) and it was wonderful. The acting was excellent and I really enjoyed watching Hillary Swank. Very good movie!
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