Monday, August 27, 2007

...a busy busy busy busy weekend...

every now and then the easiest way to fill you in on life is a day by day run down.

3:00 - left work, headed to Waco
6:00 - met my sister, Kristy, and her kids at the mall, shopped, ate dinner
9:00 - went to Lillian's house to hang out, catch up!

10:00 - picked up Common Grounds on my way out of town to Ft. Worth!!!
12:00 - got to my weekend class, stayed for 4 of 6 hours
4:00 - my sister picked me up from class and we headed back down to Temple for our nephew, Blake's 2 yr old birthday party
6:00 - Birthday Party, with most of my family there!
9:00 - as we were about to leave, my sister said that Blake had one more present to open, it was a shirt that said "Big Brother"!!! she's prego with #3!!!
9:30 - drive back to Arlington
12:00am - get back to Arlington...exhausted!

7:45 - wake up to get ready for class
9:00 - back to class for 7 hrs (with a lunch break)
3:30 - dismissed from class, head back to Houston!
7:30 - back in Houston in record time from Ft. Worth!!!
9:30 - in bed...I NEVER GO TO BED THIS EARLY!

6:30 - up early to get ready for Promotion Sunday!!!
7:30 - headed to church for a rather looooooong chaotic morning
12:30 - finish up things at church, head to 1st for volleyball tournament!
1:30 - played (and lost) our last game for the season :( hung out and watched a few games afterwards
4:00 - back home to shower and get ready for church
6:00 - sat through the annual Acteens pageant
7:30 - hung out with friends
10:00 - home to hit the hay!

8:00 - waking up at a decent hour!!! then head to work
12:00 - head to first class of the semester with prof that kicked my rear 2 years be honest, I was nervous!
4:00 - got out of class, ended up really enjoying it, had fun seeing people I hadn't seen all summer, and remembered how good the prof is, even if he's gonna rake me over the coals!
5:00 - home to chill for the night...MUCH NEEDED AFTER A LOOOOONNNG 4 DAYS!!!

well, that's it. super glad to have some down time tonight!

Super Pooper: boys

Monday, August 20, 2007

...going gray...

I wanted to share that I thought of another "weird" thing about me that I thought was worth mentioning:

9. I sleep with a sleep mask, and have for about 3 yrs now. Even better, my current sleep mask looks like frog eyes! When my 2 yr old nephew sees me in it he says, "Ribbit"...sooo cute!

So, on to the subject of this post. I'm not sure how many of you know, but I have found random gray hairs in the midst of my dark brown hair since I was in middle school. Seriously, I'm not making this up. My mom has always told me that she went gray in her early 30s!!! I always thought, that won't really be me, I have such dark hair it won't ever go completely gray. Well, it seems as though I have been in denial lately as I have found gray hairs more frequently. Not to a terribly noticeable level, but definitely more than I used to. Worse yet, my sister (who is 3.5 yrs older than me) and I were talking about this genetic doom that we are most likely facing and she told me that she had started finding so many gray hairs that they were too many to pull. I mean, I find 1 or 2 and pull them, no big deal, but she had so many she couldn't pull them all. She dies her roots every time she sees even 1. So, I'm trying to come to terms with the fact that that could be me in a few years. By the time I'm 30 I could be completely gray!!! I'm not sure I've come to terms with that yet. So, that's my personal revelation for the day...not a fun one!

Super Duper: Going to see the fam and Lil this weekend!
Super Pooper: My sister's boyfriend was mugged and left on the side of the road all night. He finally came to and had to walk a mile barefoot to a gas station to call his dad. They had stolen his shoes, cell phone, cash, keys. He doesn't remember a thing either...which makes him think maybe he was drugged. Please pray. He's pretty shaken up and physically banged up!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

...this is harder than it seems...

The Rules:
1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog (about their 8 things) and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

I feel I must be honest, I've been tagged before (Jan 06, if you care to compare), it was some time ago, and I only had to share 5 "weird" habits. So now I have to do 8, which is even harder. My question is, am I allowed to repeat any answers? I mean, it was a year and a half ago that I posted that...I'll do my best not to repeat, we'll goes nothing. note it is 7:36.

1. I have this thing with palindromes. I really like them. Especially when my speedometer is a palindrome, you know, like 53235! I get slightly upset if I realize that my speedometer was just on a palindrome and I missed seeing, I know, loser!

2. I'm not sure if this is weird or rude, or maybe I'm just the only one who will admit it, but I screen my calls. I know, we all do it, but I even do it to people I love. If I'm sitting at home, up to no good and I'm just not in the mood to talk, or I'm tired, or my phone is in the other room and I just don't want to get up, I won't answer it. Even if its my mom, my sister, whomever.

3. I'm a reality TV junky. You name it, I've probably seen it, and most likely enjoyed it. Anything from The Bachelor(ette), Survivor, Biggest Loser, Amazing Race, The Apprentice, even the totally lame Pirate Master one that was just on, I know, I thought it looked lame, but I just couldn't help myself, oh and the new one with just kids, Kid Nation, can't wait! The only one I can honestly say I've never seen or gotten in to is Big Brother.

Note: this is getting really hard, the rest might be kind of lame...

4. I'm kind of big in to using nick names. Most people in my life end up with a nick name, sometimes one that I made up, other times one they were already given. Either way, I enjoy using them. Examples: Ashy, Blakers, Bray-Bray, Kell-Bell, Reb, D Ray, J Ray, J Mu, Willie Mo, Bubbles, Lainey Di, Jeffers, Dougie, Lex, Wayners, Billiam, Mama B, Pebo, Belek, J Berr, Bubba, Bud, Intern, need I go on?

5. I've become a perfectionist when creating documents. It can be anything from a list of things to do, a spreadsheet for inventory, or a postcard we're mailing to all preschool families. But I can look at it over and over again and continually find things to change, make bold, change font size, add a border, etc. I didn't realize how OCD I was about it until my intern pointed it out...yikes!

6. I'm picky. Meaning I like to pick my nails, my toes, and I LOVE to peel people after they are sunburned! This started way back when I was a little girl, my dad would get super sunburned and we would just peel sheets of skin off his back...anyone grossed out yet? Oh, and it's hilarious, because I've already noticed this trait in my niece, Ashlyn. I seriously think it might be hereditary...I'm not kidding, someone should research this! Note - this is similar to, but not the same as, one of my weird habits I used the first time I was tagged.

this is getting really really long, but alas, I forge on!

7. I really can't stand overhead lighting (mainly in houses). I know for a fact I get this from my mom! She used to always turn off the fan light and then turn on lamps and I found it so annoying. Sure enough, now overhead lights tend to hurt my eyes and I find myself always looking for lamps to turn on. Proof that we do eventually turn in to our mothers...I'm doomed!

so close, just one more!

8. I'm sure many people have this habit, but I really think I might have it more so than others, I take a ridiculous amount of pictures. For years now I have been considered the family photographer. No one else even brings their camera anymore because they know I'll have mine and be shooting off pics like crazy. Even at the last several weddings I've gone to, the brides have considered me their unofficial photographer for candids and other shots that the professional photographer might not take. Don't get me wrong. I don't know anything about photography, lighting, angels, etc, I just like to take lots of pics. Thank goodness for digital cameras! Oh, as proof, I think my 21 albums on facebook might testify. And trust me, if you could see the number of albums I have saved to my hard drive you would understand!

Okay, done! Hope that's what ya'll were looking for. Oh, and props to those of you who actually read this novel of a post! Note: time is 8:28 - took me 8 mins shy of an hour to think of all these...yikes!

I shall tag the following fabulous friends - Lainey Di, Rebecca, Janelle, and Kristy

Super Duper: the house I'm house sitting at has wireless, so I can use my laptop!!!
Super Pooper: still sickish!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

...apparently people are concerned...

about the amount of information i've provided in my last few posts.

so we shall take a poll - who thinks I should delete the last 3 posts about my recent crush?

leave a comment, lemme know!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 put your minds at ease...

"he" does NOT have a girlfriend!!!

can't resist, must insert a few pics here!

friends since freshman year!!!

dang, hot sistas!

bride & groom cutting the B-E-A-utiful cake!

Super Duper: chillster weekend on the horizon
Super Pooper: throat hurting...could be the beginning of something very ugly!

Sunday, August 12, 2007


yeah, i've reached a new level of stalker...but that's okay, atleast i can acknowledge it. So, mainly for elaine, but for all you bloggers out there that are dying to know if "he" has a girlfriend...after some extensive facebook stalking, I'm leaning towards yes. If I'm wrong, they at least used to date or hang out, I think....hmmm, that's pretty uncertain, but there is reason to be suspicious and certain things to make me think they are, it's probably best that I err on the side of caution and assume he does. That way if he doesn't, it's a nice surprise, right?

well, since I'm posting anyways, I'll update you that I flew to Dallas for my dear friend, Jae's wedding. It was uber beautiful. I'm so glad I was there! I'll post picks on facebook. If there's anyone who doesn't use facebook and would like to see pics, just let me know...I think most of you can see them on fb. Give me a few days though to get them uploaded.

Super Duper: My team won both our v-ball games today!!!
Super Pooper: I'm EXHAUSTED!!! because I had to wake up at 5:00am to catch a flight to make it to church on time...looooooonnnnnnnnnnnggggg day!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

...does he have a girlfriend???

that's all I want to know!!! does he have a girlfriend??? maybe you can help me out on friendly is a guy allowed to be if he has a girlfriend? and how do you tell if he's just a nice guy, or if he's flirting? and how much should you flirt back to give him a little encouragement? ugh! should I just ask our mutual friend if the guy has a girlfriend? or is that too bold? should I just put myself out there? what's the worst that could happen? is he interested, or am I just reading in to everything?

these are all the overanalytical questions that I ask myself, making nothing into something and just asking for drama! but hey, it keeps things interesting, adds a little spice to life.

sorry, i'm not really wanting to give any details about the situation, but rather just wanted to throw out my frustration...

things have been good lately. saw "Bourne Ultimatum" last weekend with some friends, the parents cam through town and took me to lunch, my sister, her husband and 2 boys were her Monday night and Tuesday. I'm headed to Dallas this weekend for Jae's weeding, should be fun!!!

that's the basics, oh, in recent news, Lillian and Josh got engaged, and Erin & Jeff got engaged...there's something in the water...I need to get me some of that water!

Super Duper: my volleyball team is in 6th place out of 18 teams!!!
Super Pooper: my office in the new building is kinda small and has a big pole in the middle of the wall with windows, but atleast I have an office and windows, right?