Friday, January 27, 2006

...for Rebecca...

This post is, as appropriatly titled, for Rebecca. It seems as though I have spoiled those of you who read this blog and have posted too often so that when I don't post for a few days, you begin to whine. I shouldn't give you such a hard time, seeing as how I give many of you a hard time when you haven't updated in a few days. Ah well, now you are getting your OH SO LONG awaited post.

Since this post is for Rebecca I feel I should tell everyone exactly who Rebecca is. Many of you, being from my college days, are not familiar with Rebecca. So allow me to do my best to inform you all of this friend of mine, Rebecca.

(I hate this pic of me, but it's the only one I had of Rebecca)

Name: Rebecca Robin Alexander
Occupation: Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant at Tallowood Baptist Church
Previous Occupation: Missionary to Turkey for 2 years
Marital Status: Single (yes, guys, I could hook you up with her)

Rebecca is probably my closest friend in Houston. It's a joy to get to see her at work every day. It's also stellar that she now goes to Tallowood, so I get to see her at church on Sundays, sometimes on Saturdays, and at other random church events. It's nice having someone to go to things with and to know that I won't have to sit by myself. On Tuesdays Rebecca and I have a standing date. It started last fall with GG (for those of you who don't know that stands for Gilmore Girls) at 7:00 and then Amazing Race at 8:00. We would usually cook dinner together and then watch our 2 shows. It was nice to now that at least once a week we have hang out time. Now that amazing race is over we still try and get together for Gilmore Girls, but sometimes other things come up.

Rebecca is by far one of the only reasons that I am as happy as I am in Houston. It was a major adjustment and transition to move to a new city with no family. Knowing that Rebecca is going to be at work to keep me from pulling my hair out and always listen to me whine is very reassuring. One thing I have failed to mention is that Rebecca is super fun. I guess that's why we like to hang out, because we are the party, we are the sprinkles. I know that as long as the 2 of us are going to a Single Adult function, it's going to be a good time, hands down. That's nice too!

I could go on, but I've probably embarrased her plenty by now, oh yeah, she's kinda on the shy side (I know, way different from me!!!). But maybe that's what makes us get along so well. I suppose I'll conclude by saying I hope that each of you is as lucky as I to have someone in my life to do life with, to laugh and cry and scream and vent when necessary.

Old friends, do not worry, for I have not replaced you. I love you all dearly. I just wanted you all to get to know my new friend that keeps me sane.

Super Duper: I only have to work a half day today.

Duper Super : I'm going to San Marcos for shopping with the fam tomorrow.

Super Pooper: I've only written over 7 chapters out of 21 chapters for my paper that is due next Wednesday :(

Monday, January 23, 2006

...back to school...

Just wanted to let you know that things went well at seminary today. all of your prayers paid off. I didn't want to be there till I got there, but once I was there I saw all my friends from last semester. It's nice knowing people, even being familiar with the profs! I like it there. It's late, been a long day, so this is another short post, but hey, I'll make up for it later, I'm sure.

Super Duper: Finally got the coat rack (a very fun addition, everyone should get one!) and black tall boots I've been wanting!!!
Super Pooper: long meeting tonight that was somewhat much to do!

Sunday, January 22, 2006


So, I felt like I should post, but I don't really want to get into things right now. So I'll just do a quick recap. Well, things are crazy at work right now (hince the last post). We are moving offices in about a month, then moving all 28 preschool rooms in April, trust me that's a lot of work. And in the midst, still maintaining ministry as normal. It's craziness. On top of that, I start school tomorrow. I'm really not excited. Hopefully I'll feel differently once I get there tomorrow, but right now, it's so super not appealling. I'll let you know how that works out for me. So, to be honest, if you wanted to give a shout out to the Big Guy Upstairs for me, just a little extra energy and guidance would really help. That's all I got...

Super Duper: Shopped with Mom and Dad today (really just mom, dad just sat in the chairs at the mall waiting). And we cleaned my apt!! A truly great day!

Super Pooper: not sure when I'm going to get to see "The End of the Spear"

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

...days like today...

days like today wear me out...literally.

Super Duper: Had a fun lunch at friends' apartment with a bunch of friends. It was super fun, I think we're gonna try and do it once a week! Yippee!!
Duper Super: Going to my sister's tomorrow (Katy, in Temple) to see my family!!!

Super Pooper: Serious stress and long days!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2006 vs. the boys...

It's a perpetual game that I never seem to win. I feel that I am at a loss because I have no brothers. I know everyone says they (boys, yes boys, not men, hey, I don't consider myself a woman, so they are not yet men) are simple creatures and that my overanalyzing of the opposite sex is way overboard, but I can't help it. I'm a girl. Reading into things has always been a problem for me. In the back of my head I know, I know that I'm being dramatic, but part of me doesn't care. If the boy that I happen to be "crushing" on even says hi to me, or looks at me, I think it means something. That's right. It's like I lose all rational thinking. If I am even slightly attracted to a guy, I immediately begin overanalyzing, reading into nothing, turning his actions into flirtatious advances towards me. I suppose there is part of me that knows I am making all of this up in my head, but there is a larger part that tries to believe that he is interested and this is where I get in trouble. I begin telling myself that these "advances" (that I most likely have made up in my head) mean something. I do this so much that I begin to believe the random ideas that I ficticiously made up to rationalize my attractions. Then my emotions get involved and I begin to have such tangible feelings that it is no longer a crush and now it's going to be quite a feat to get over this guy. Why I allowed myself to get in so deep? Who knows. Usually I continue to like this guy until another guy comes along, then it all starts over again and I'm right back where I started...Like I said, its perpetual.

Really, I'm not complaining. I'm rather content and know that the Lord will bring Mr. Right along at the right time, and I must be patient till then. I just wanted to rant, so there you have it, my first rant for 2006.

Super Duper: No school tomorrow, I don't start back till next week.
Super Pooper: My first full work week in 4 weeks.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

...I've been tagged...

I feel ever so privileged to have been tagged by the one and only, Elaine Diane Caldwell. You may be asking yourself, what is tagging in the blogging world? Well, allow me to explain:

Ground Rules: The first player of this "game" starts with the topic "5 weird habits of yourself", and people who get tagged need to write a blog entry about their 5 weird habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end you need to choose the next person to be tagged and list his/her name. Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you are tagged" on his/her blog and tell them to read yours.

So, now that we all understand, let the games begin, or rather I should say continue, seeing as how many others have been tagged before myself.

5 Weird Habits of Me, Kasey:
  1. I'm obsessed with splitting the split ends of my hair. Any time I'm bored, especially if I'm sitting at a red light, I sit there and look for split ends. When I find one, I split it. It makes me super happy if it splits all the way up the hair shaft. I know, weird.
  2. I hate keeping a large amount of emails in my in box. I constantly clean it out and delete any unneeded emails. Usually I only keep as many can be displayed on the first page. If there are so many emails that there are Multiple pages of emails, it greatly bothers me.
  3. Some time ago I randomly decided that it was gross to touch the toilet handle in any public bathroom, so I always, always use my foot now. No matter how high the flusher is, I use my foot to flush. This often times requires me to do quite a high kick, but its worth it. Although, recently I decided that the lock on the stall is touched by the same hands that just wiped, and that grossed me out...I don't think my feet will do me any good with that problem. Let me know if you have any solutions (other than just washing your hands after touching the lock, which I do overly thoroughly)!
  4. I'm not sure how "weird" this is, but when I leave a tip at a restaurant, I have to make the total bill an even number. For example, if my bill is $7.48 I would leave a tip of either $1.52 or $2.52, depending on the service, bringing my bill to an even $9 or $10.
  5. Again, not sure how weird this is, and many of you already know it, but I can't wear plain clothes. Well, let me explain. At least one part of my outfit for the day has to be fun. Either a sparkley belt, pink shoes, or fun textures on my shirt. Simply wearing black pants and a plain cardigan doesn't work for me. If I were to do something simple like that I would have to jazz it up with fancy jewelry or bright shoes.

Okay, there you have it. I know those got kinda lame towards the end, but it was kinda hard. I guess I'm not at weird as I thought I was. All I know is, I'm not normal.

I'm going to break the rules and tag 2 people, I couldn't decide. So Liesal and Kristy, it's your turn, go go go!!!

Super Duper: Its getting a lil cooler, maybe I'll get to wear my new coat!

Super Pooper: Apartment still needing some work (but I did get Christmas down...That's something!)

Have a great day friends!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

...I'm back, and this time for good...

Man, what a crizazy last few weeks. I was officially back in the office today for the first time in over 3 weeks. It was kinda nice to get back and see everyone. Funny how you don't realize how attached you become to those you've worked with for a year now!! I was so eager to get home, be at my apt, working in my office, getting back in the routine. So fab. Just for a quick recap, the past 3 days I was in Arlington at a conference for Preschool and Children's ministers in Texas (BGCT), and the week before that I was in Arlington taking a class for my seminary degree (a minimester thing).

Um, not much else, actually, there is too much else, which I will spare you all. I hope to start posting more regularly, like before the holidays. Hope all is well with all of you!

Super Duper: I found the top of my desk today, after much searching through mail, paperwork and other random junk.
Super Pooper: I still have my Christmas tree up, my apt is disgusting, and my goal is to change all of that tomorrow. I don't want to do it, but will be so glad when Christmas is put away and my apt is livable!

Since this post is semi short, for me anyways, let's throw a random question out, haven't done that in a while. Hmmmm, let's go with, Is there anything big you are looking forward to this semester? What? Let me know in your comment!