Sunday, December 30, 2007

I'm going to be an Aunt!

Guess what I got for Christmas!? The news that I'm going to be an Aunt! Loren gave us the news December 22! She's about 8 weeks now and has heard the heart beat and everything! She's been feeling sick lately ... which sucks for her, but that is usually a good thing because it means that things are going well with the pregnancy!

A Christmas Miracle!! Baby Ottis will be born in August ... supposedly on the 16th but Shaw thinks that he/she will be a little earlier ... possibly closer to our one year wedding anniversary!

How was everyone's Christmas!? Ours was absolutely fantastic! We spent a good amount of time with family, but it would have been nice to spent a bit more time. Aaron had to work on Christmas eve at 10pm, so we had to go back that day. Then come to find out he ended up getting out of work after only an hour and then was off on Christmas day ... so too bad we weren't able to stay longer.

We went to Aaron's cousin's wedding this weekend, which gave us more time with family so that was really nice. But the wedding was kind of awkward ... some weird circumstances ... and a lot of people that didn't want it to happen. Aaron and I are just hoping that things are going to end up working out ... that's all we can really do.

In other news ... Aaron and I have a new arrival to announce as well!

We'll get him in about two weeks, and his name will be Link! I'll have pictures up once we see him ... but we are both VERY excited!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

"Everything Madonna Touches Turns to Whore"

The quote of my title is by the magnificent Aaron Allen, btw!

Yeah, and he's right. Britney Spears started on her slow descent into the skanky, head shaved, whatever that she is now ... after that disgusting lip lock with Madonna.

I think that it was at that time that Madonna planted a device into Britney Spears that immediately made her start making horrible decisions and life altering mistakes.

Yeah, okay ... so she married her high school sweet heart ... BUT THEN SHE MARRIED HER BACK UP DANCER.

Yeah, okay ... so she had a kid ... BUT THEN SHE HAD TWO!

Yeah, okay ... so she went out and partied a lot ... BUT THEN SHE WENT WITH OUT PANTIES

Yeah, okay ... so then she got a divorce ... BUT THEN SHE SHAVED HER HEAD.

Yeah, Okay ... so she went to Rehab ... BUT THEN SHE DID A WHOLE BUNCH MORE DRUGS AND LOST HER KIDS!

I mean it's obvious ... Madonna has planted her seed of disgust into Britney Spears and that sucks, because I really like B. Spears and I wish that she would get out of this funk and get back on the right track ... but it seems to be a contagious disease ...

Now Jamie Lynn is pregnant as well ... and at only 16.

Why can't the people that actually want to get pregnant get pregnant? Oh and why can't rich celebrities opt for freaking birth control!? Jeez ... they have enough money!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Money money money money ... MONEY

Wow. So it's been a really long time since I've blogged hm. Sorry about that ... during the Thanksgiving holidays I had to write two papers ... and then it just seemed to not stop!

But, I'm in the middle of a study break ... so I'll pass some time with a little bloggity blog blog blog.

During the Thanksgiving holidays I asked people to answer a few questions about what they would do for 2 million dollars.

The results were just as I expected ... a lot of people gave the Sunday School answers.

What triggered these questions was a segment on KRBE 104.1 that talked about how the average amount of money that a person would leave their spouse/significant other for was 2 million dollars. AND that WOMEN were more likely to take the money than men were.

I was shocked by this ... not only that the price to leave the person that you love was so low, but that women would be more apt to take the money than men. So I wanted to see what my friends thought about the whole thing.

No one opted to take the 2 million when it came to leaving your significant other ... mainly because it wouldn't be any fun having that much money if you didn't have that other person to enjoy it with.

Which is good and all ... but what IS the price that you would be willing to leave your significant other for?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What am I thankful for?

What am I thankful for?

I'm thankful for having a husband that loves everything about me, that thinks like I do, that lets me blabber on about random crap, and ignores my irrationality.

I'm thankful for a family that is amazing. We are all best friends with each other and spending time with "the family" has just become my favorite thing to do.

I'm thankful for friends that love me no matter what. That I can go to for anything, that will tell me when I'm right ... and get on to me if I'm wrong.

I'm thankful for having the life that I have. I'm thankful that Aaron is able to take care of me and provide for me. I'm thankful that we never want for food or clothes or heat or air. I'm thankful that we never have to worry about where our next meal will come from, or whether or not we can afford our bills.

I'm thankful for almost being finished with school, for the opportunity to go to Sam Houston, and for the teachers that I've come into contact with that have shaped my future.

What are you thankful for??

And now for something a little Television oriented.

I read "Watch with Kristin" as much as I can so that I can get the updates on all of my favorite shows ... and today she wrote what she is thankful for and has a poll up for people to put what they are thankful for. Unfortunately, I could only pick one ... so I've decided to most what I'm thankful for here:

Things to be thankful for on Television:

1. Writers: Dear Writers, thank you so much for bringing your A game every day. Thanks for the hilarity and the tears, and I hope that you get everything that you want for Christmas this year. (Plus 4 cents)

2. Saran-Wrap Kisses: Pushing Daisies is a beautiful show! I love it so freaking much! It's so sweet, it's so enjoyable, it's so imaginative, and it's so hilarious. If you aren't watching this Pie Maker and his sweet Corpse Bride ... you should be.
Charlotte "Chuck": You can't just touch someone's life and be done with it.
Ned: Yes, I can. That's how I roll.

3. The Third Slap: "YOU JUST GOT SLAPPPPEDDD" Wow, um ... whoever writes this show is incredible. Seriously. Every episode is awesome, I love the continuity (except when dealing with Marshal and Lilly's apartment ... wtf?), and all of the inside jokes. This is the new Friends, except better ... and I hope that it lasts 10 seasons as well. I don't even care if I find out who the mother is ... keep the laughs coming.
Ted: Your not ... Moby, are you?
Not Moby: Who?
Ted: The recording artist, Moby?
Not Moby: Oh, no.
Ted: Then why when we said "Hey Moby" did you come over here?
Not Moby: Oh, I thought you said "Hey Tony"
Ted: So, your name is Tony?
Not Moby: No.

4. Claire's Blood: Oh man, I am VERY thankful for Claire's blood ... otherwise I'd have to cry my way through the rest of Heroes. This show is amazing ... there is no reason that you aren't watching it. It's action, it's awesome, and it's got a great story line. I want ALL of the powers ... oh jeez, maybe I'm being a little Sylar greedy.
Hiro: Yatta!

5. Every word of The Office: This show is freaking incredible. I love it so much ... I'm so glad that TBS put it on Tuesday nights so that I could get my Jim & Pam fix twice a week. I love that most of the actors are also writers or producers for this show ... it shows that they really love what they do.
Michael Scott: You notice that I don't have any one being Arab here. I thought that would be too explosive, uh, no pun intended. But I just thought, "Too soon" for Arabs, maybe next year, I mean ... the balls in their court.

6. "B" and "S" and XOXO: Gossip Girl is so much fun! I think that it's got just the right amount of drama. Just the right amount of awesome. And just the right amount of YES! I love the inner workings of the "cool kids". I loved the rich kids from the OC but the East Coast rich kids are even MORE scandalous!
Gossip Girl: You know you love me ... XOXO.

7. House for being so Un-House and yet so good:I 'm loving House this season ... even though those three lap-dogs aren't in it as much this season. I'm liking the new crowd ... and am VERY much hoping that 13 gets a permanent job.
Wilson: That smugness of yours is really an attractive quality
House: Thank you, it was either that or high lights .... smugness is easier to maintain.

8. Lost coming back: THANK THE LORD! I can't freaking wait until Lost comes back ... I know that it's going to be amazing ... and I've already converted my whole family into Lost-i-nites. YAY For Sawyer, YAY for Hurley ... but I don't know how I'm going to get over Charlie not being around.
Hurley: Dude, you've got some ... Artz ... on you.

9. Kristen Bell: Besides the fact that she is the voice on Gossip Girl and an awesome new chick on Heroes ... I'm loving this girl! She's so freaking cute! I hope that she'll be around televisions for a long while.

10. That TV's still worth fighting for: Heck yes it is ... life would be crazy boring with out my dear television. I don't want to have to watch stuff on the internet. I like tuning in from 7-9 every night. I can't help it!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Go to Rehab Amy ... seriously.

Okay, before I get into this ... I would like to know who in the hell this Amy Winehouse person is to begin with? Besides seeing her at some random awards show, singing in her horrible voice, her stupid Rehab song, I've never heard of this girl!

Where did she come from? Who cares about her? Why is she important to society? Oh wait ... no one cares and she's not!

But ... because I needed something to take my time away from the paper that I'm trying to write ... you know, clear the head a bit ... I thought I'd go ahead and rant about this stupid stupid stupid girl.

First off, Wow aren't you subtle? And by you ... I mean her. Your first single is a song about Rehab? Then there are reports that your concerts suck a big one because you are so freaking intoxicated that you can't even sing correctly/remember all of the words to your songs?

And then THIS appears on the web! SERIOUSLY!? Right there on stage huh? REALLY?

Re-donk-ulous. (As Marshall would say)

I'm sorry but I wish that Famous people would read this damn thing ... and realize that they are so effing retarded. Grow up!

How can you actually want to be a performer and make money when you are trashed on stage at your concerts? All that does is make people talk about you ... and NOT in the good way. Get a life Amy Winehouse ... or at least die from an overdose of booze and cocaine ... soon please ... you are ruining good music for me.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Degree plans. Or: Why do University's suck?

My University implemented this new registration thing this semester, and it effing blows.

Before, they would open up registration at like 1am in the morning so the people that REALLY cared about their schedules would just have to wait up or wake up at that time so that they could register.

This year, (the year that I seriously need every thing to be perfect) they changed it. Now, we had some kind of stupid alphabetical registration by classes. They aren't counting the classes that we are in this semester so I was still considered a Junior. THEN, I didn't get to register until 9:30 Wednesday night ... because of my last name "p".

Therefore, the Spanish class that I need to take was all filled up ... and the Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools class that I HAVE to take was all filled up.

No big deal with the Spanish because there are other classes that I can take if I have too ... but also my Spanish teacher says that he is going to try his hardest to get me into his class.

But the English class ... apparently about 15 other people ALSO need to get into the class. So he is making us email him our reasons for wanting to get in the class and he will chose today and then open the class up for the students that he chooses.

My reasons are pretty good.

I need this class so that I can take methods in the Fall and then Student teach in the Spring and graduate. If I don't have this class then it will set me back from graduating by ONE CLASS! They usually don't want you to take any other classes with your methods block because it's very hard and we also have to have 70 hours of observation at different high schools that semester. But I am going to have to take a course that that time any way because it's not offered in the Spring. Which means that if I don't get into this class then I can't graduate when I need too and then I'm fucked!

I also told him that I felt that I was qualified for the class and listed all of the classes that I have taken prior to his course. Finally I asked that he please consider me for his class so that I can continue my degree plan and become a teacher by May 2009.

I should find out some time this weekend I think ... but OMG ... I'm freaking out! Not only is this going to set ME back ... but it sets our house buying back. Our baby making back. My grandpa back another semester. EVERYTHING.

-Sigh-

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Antipathy for Forwarded Emails

I don't know about any one else ... but when the little gmail notifier thing on my task bar lights up with a new email I get crazy excited! I press the little red envelope on my tool bar and get to reading my little treasure.

But first ... I have to scroll through 18 pages of OTHER people's email addresses.
Only to get to an email that I've already gotten from some one else, or that I've seen before, or that I don't care to see at all.

Don't get the wrong idea, I still love getting emails ... but I like them to be a bit more personal. Don't just hit the forward button and press send. Send me a little note along with it ... at LEAST delete the other addresses from all of the people that it's been sent to before.

Also, the KINDS of emails. Like the chains where they are going to kill my first born child if I don't send this email to 180348103 people from my email account.

Or all the prayer/God emails. I am a religious person. I DO believe in God. I DO pray. I DO thank God for everything that he has blessed me with in my life. So, I can't stand it when I get an email saying something like "You can send jokes to all of the people in your email list but you can't send this prayer to 10 of the people that mean the most to you"

Noooo ... I COULD but I don't think that it's going to mean that I am a better closer or that I'm closer to God because of it.

If I think that it's a really good email ... then I will send it along ... but I will also delete everyone else's names from the list before me. It's just common courtesy. Common Decency even. I don't want to know your business, who emails you on a day to day basis ... I don't care! So don't subject me to it!

Also. As I've mentioned before, EFFING RESEARCH THE EMAILS THAT YOU SEND OUT. There are a lot of people in this world that apparently get their rocks off by coming up with lying emails to send to their gullible friends.

You can't fool me!

I seriously doubt that your child died from a broken off hypodermic needle that he came into contact with in a ball pit at the nearest chuck-e-cheese.

No way! I can put my pin number in BACKWARDS and it will call the police for me at any ATM? Gosh, I guess it's a good thing my pin number isn't the same four numbers in a row right?

Bill Gates has a tracker on this email and is going to send me 1024820 dollars each time that I send it out.

I guess I can go on and on and on with this ... but anyway. Just research things before you send them to me please! Or before you send them out to anyone ... other wise you look silly.

So what did we learn?

Send me an email! I love them!! Just research them first, delete the other email addresses of those that sent it to you before you sent it me, and finally ... don't feel bad if you don't "get something back" it doesn't mean that I don't love you. It doesn't mean that I'm not praying for you. It just means that I don't see how sending something electronically to some one else is really going to matter.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Movie Lovers Unite

I like the way other people do things. Which is why I'm also making a list of movies that are my favorite. (Like Hers)

And so it begins:

My Top Ten Favorite Movies of All Time

10. Saved! - 2004 - Gosh, this movie cracks me up! I think that it's a great movie that shows the hypocracy of some religious people, with out being offending towards myself.
Favorite quote: Hilary Faye: "Mary, turn away from Satan. Jesus, he loves you!"
Mary: "You don't know the first thing about love."
Hilary Faye: [Throws bible at Mary] "I am FILLED with Christ's Love! You are just jealous of my success in the Lord."
Mary: [Mary holds up the bible] "This is not a weapon, you idiot!"

9. 21 Grams - 2003 - Although this movie bounces around the entire time and you really have to pay a lot of attention. It really shows a good view on the three main characters lives, and how one incident can changes peoples lives forever.
Favorite Quote: Paul Rivers: "How many lives do we live? How many times do we die? They say we all lose 21 grams ... at the exact moment of our death. Everyone. And how much fits into 21 grams? How much is lost? When do we lose 21 grams? How much is gained? How much is gained? 21 Grams. The weight of a stack of five nickels. The weight of a hummingbird. A chocolate bar. How much does 21 grams weigh?"

8. Crash - 2004 - This is another one of those movies that bounce around ... but it's absolutely amazing. It gives a great out look on what Racism is still doing to our country. I cry every time I see it.
Favorite Quote: Anthony: "Look around you couldn't find a whiter, safer, or better lit part of the city. But this white woman sees two black guys, who look like UCLA students, strolling down the sidewalk and her reaction is blind fear. I mean, Look at us! Are we dressed like gang bangers? Do we look threatening? No. Fact, if anybody should be scared, it's us: the only two black faces surrounded by a sea of over-caffeinated white people, patrolled by the trigger happy LAPD. So, why aren't we scared?
Peter: Because we have guns?
Anthony: You could be right.

7. Mean Girls - 2004 - I can't help but love this movie. Seriously, it's freaking hilarious and a great social experiment on high schools everywhere.
Favorite Quote: [In the girls bathroom] Short Girl: "Hey, Get out of here!"
Damian: "Oh My God! Danny Devito! I love your work!!"

6. Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2 - 2003/04 - So, not only do I freaking love these movies, but I have to put these on there because Aaron and I were watching this movie when some certain words were exchanged that completely changed my history forever.
Favorite Quote: Budd: "You gotta hand it to the old girl. I never saw nobody buffalo Bill the way she buffaloed Bill. Bill used to think she was so damn smart. I tried to tell him ... "Bill, She's just smart for a blonde."

5. Moulin Rouge - 2001 - Any one that has seen this movie ... how can you not love it? It's an eye candy, beautiful, vision of Love! Aaron HATES musicals and he said that this one was really actually pretty good!
Favorite Quote: Toulouse-Lautrec: "He's got a HUGE ... Talent"

4. The Notebook - 2004 - Gosh, this movie is absolutely amazing. It's the kind of love that every one aspires to have. Something that time doesn't change ... or old age ... nothing could break that kind of love. It's amazing.
Favorite Quote: Allie: "Do you think our love can take us away together?"
Duke: "I think our love can do anything we want it to do."
Allie: "I love you."
Duke:" I love you, Allie."
Allie: "Good night."
Duke: "Good night. I'll be seeing you"

3. The Devil Wears Prada - 2006 - After my little stint working at Eileen's office, I can totally relate to this movie. Every one should watch it and then immediately feel sorry for AD ... because she lives like poor Andy every day.
Favorite Quote: Miranda: "By all means move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me."

2. Harry Potter (All) - 2001 - Continues - So, there is no way that I can just pick one of these movies that is my favorite. They are all great ... just like all of the books. Now if only I could get the people that actually enjoy the movies to also enjoy the books ... I think that every one in America would be reading.
Favorite Quote: (From "The Goblet of Fire) Harry: "Why do they have to travel in packs? And how are you supposed to get one on their own to ask them?"
Ron: "Blimey Harry, You've slayed dragons. If you can't get a date, who can?"
Harry: "I think I'd take the dragon now."

1. Empire Records - 1995 - If you have never seen this movie ... get out there right now and pick it up from the Busta. It's the best movie of all time, the one that I can literally watch all the way through and then immediately put it on again and watch it through. Over and Over again. HILARIOUS!
Favorite Quote: Jane: "Actually, his new album tested well among teenage males."
Lucas: "Jane, did you compare the percentage of teenage male Rex Manning fans to the incidence of homosexuality amongst teenage males?"

Friday, November 9, 2007

Music makes the world go 'round

A few friends (Alo & AD to be exact) have already done this post: read theirs here & here) but I felt that it would be awesome to hear my own. Here we go:

Top Ten Favorite Albums of All Time

10. A Fine Frenzy - One Cell in the Sea - 2007
I'm falling in love with this red-heads sweet sounds! Her lyrics have so much meaning behind them and I love to sing along at the top of my lungs to her tunes.
Favorite Song: "Near to You"
Song to Skip: "Minnow & the Trout"
Favorite lyric: (from "Almost Lover") "I cannot go to the ocean, I can not drive the streets at night, I can not wake up in the morning without you on my mind"

9. Lifehouse - No Name Face - 2000
Since these guys came out I've been in love with their sound ... and how could I not mention our "first dance" song?
Favorite Song: "Everything"
Song to Skip: "Hanging by a Moment"
Favorite Lyrics: (from "Breathing") "Take a breath and hold on tight, Spin around just one more time, and gracefully fall back into the arms of Grace"

8. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism - 2003
I heard a song from them on someone's xanga a while back ago and ended up buying the CD with a 20 dollar GC that AD gave me for Christmas in 2004. Thus the love affair began ...
Favorite Song: "Tiny Vessels"
Song to Skip: "The New Year"
Favorite Lyrics: (from "Title & Registration") "There's no blame for how our love did slowly fade, And now there's nothing like it was never there at all, And here I rest where disappointment and regret collide, Lying awake at night"

7. Snow Patrol - Final Straw - 2004
This cd will always and forever remind me of a time during Christmas that Aaron and I were driving around while listening to this cd and he said "This cd will always remind me of you ... we started dating about the time that I got it ... and I can't help but think of you every time I hear it." Me too Aaron, Me too.
Favorite Song: "Run"
Song to Skip: "Gleaming Auction"
Favorite Lyrics: (from "Run") "And I can barely look at you, but every single time I do, I know we'll make it anywhere, Away from here"

6. Britney Spears - In the Zone - 2003
I don't care that people say this was about when things started going down for B. Spears ... I love this CD so freaking much!
Favorite Song: "Breathe on Me"
Song to Skip: "Remix with Madonna - Me Against the Music"
Favorite Lyrics: (from "Everytime") "I may have made it rain, Please forgive me, My weakness caused you mean, And this song is my sorry")

5. Brandi Carlile - Brandi Carlile - 2005
I also heard this on a xanga, Miss Christin's to be exact, and went out and bought the Cd almost immediately. Since then, I've had to buy it two others times ... and eventually had to buy it on Itunes.
Favorite Song: "Fall Apart Again"
Song to Skip: "Happy"
Favorite Lyrics: (from "Tragedy") "Sorry I'm only, Human you know me, Grown up oh no guess again"

4. Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway - 2004
I got this CD burned from Alo, listened to it the ENTIRE four hour trip to Austin and ended up having the CD memorized and a nice sore throat to go with it. It's amazing.
Favorite Song: "Beautiful Disaster"
Song to Skip: "Behind These Hazel Eyes" (only because it's so played out)
Favorite Lyrics: (from "Addicted") "It's like you're a leech, Sucking the life from me, It's like I can't breathe, Without you inside of me"


3. Martina McBride - Martina - 2003
This is just an all around great CD!
Favorite Song: "God's Will"
Song to Skip: "This one's for the Girls"
Favorite Lyrics: (from "God's Will") "I've been searchin', wonderin', thinkin', Lost and looking all my life, I've been wounded, jaded, loved, and hated, I've wrestled wrong and right," ... "I've been readin', writin', prayin' fightin', I guess I would be still, Yeah, that was until, I knew God's Will"

2. Death Cab for Cutie - Plans - 2005
I really really really need to eventually buy this CD on Itunes. Damn my lack of funding.
Favorite Song: "I Will Follow You Into the Dark"
Song to Skip: "Crooked Teeth"
Favorite Lyrics: (from "I Will Follow You Into the Dark") "If Heaven and Hell decide, That they are both satisfied, Illuminate the NOs on their vacancy signs, If there's no one beside you, When your soul embarks, Then I will follow you into the dark.

1. Snow Patrol - Open Hands - 2006
This CD got me through Aaron being away in Nebraska plus a lot of tears. Whether I'm having a great day ... or I'm having a horrible day ... this CD always gets me through.
Favorite Song: "Set Fire to the Third Bar"
Song to Skip: "Open Your Eyes"
Favorite Lyrics: (from "Set Fire to the Third Bar") "I'm miles from where you are, I lay down on the cold ground, I, I pray that something picks me up, And sets me down in your warm arms"

What about yours?


It was fate I tell you ... Fate!

Back in February when I was in my car accident, two sets of insurance kicked in. My normal health insurance as well as my auto insurance. Well, my health insurance paid for my hospital bill, car insurance (medical) paid for the ambulance and my co-pay on the hospital bill and I figured that I was done.

Well, randomly, after everything had been payed off ... I receive another check in the mail. It's basically been sitting around because I was waiting for someone to call and tell me that they needed that check back or something to that extent.

Recently, Aaron and I were talking and I was saying that it would be freaking great to go out to California to see some friends of ours that had moved up there. He was going to take off for my Spring Break and we were going to go. However, he soon found out that he wasn't able to get off for my Spring Break because tons of people had already requested that week off for their vacation.

I got to thinking about how this would be my last Spring Break as a college Student. (I mean, technically next Spring Break I'll be student teaching ... but it'll feel like I'm really teaching ... so it's not the same) and I have NEVER done anything for my Spring Break. I've never even gone to the beach for break ... even though we have a beach like an hour from us. It's pretty pathetic ... that my entire college career I have nothing to show on the fun side of things.

So, I started talking to a friend of mine, CC, whom I've talked to online since I was 14. Way back in the day when AOL chatrooms were the greatest and the internet was taking over the world. We've kept into contact, sending cards, presents, calling each other on birthdays or in my case when people have passed away. We have a lot of the same things in common and she is a great girl! She lives in Camarillo, CA which is about 45 minutes from LA, so I asked her if I flew into LAX would she be able to pick me up and if it'd be okay for me to stay with her! Her response ABSOLUTELY!

Okay, so how am I supposed to get the money for my plane ticket? I had it all worked out ... I was going to use the money from the insurance check, but that probably wouldn't cover it all, so I'd have to also use whatever Christmas money that I got from people. I was all ready to just ask for money for Christmas (Which actually ... I still am) but anyway.

I wanted to go ahead and buy the ticket as soon as possible due to the fact that prices would be going up on air fair probably due to the higher gas prices. Well, last night, I got on Southwestairlines.com and looked up the flight.
A ticket there = 99$
A ticket home = 99$
Which equaled 217.30$ after all of the taxes and security charges, etc

My insurance check? It was worth 218$$$

Fate or WHAT!?

So, I bought my ticket today ....

And you're looking at a California bound woman March 8, 2008!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Because I should be doing something else.

I'm waiting for the end.

Next week I'll be signing up for classes as a senior :) Which is all very exciting ... except a graduation in Spring 09 still seems very far off.

I keep telling myself that it's just one more semester of "classes" before I get to my methods block. But I have a feeling that that is going to be very difficult to go through as well.

What's really funny is that the Education classes that I have been taking are extremely easy. As in, I don't see how someone could get a bad grade ... so why is it so important for us to continue to take these brainless classes? I mean ... how about you give me some kind of test so that I can get out of these classes and freaking graduate sooner? That should would make my stress level go down a bit right?

But I guess that there is no use thinking about all of the things that I could do to get me out of all of these classes. Actually, I should probably just get back to work on my paper ... yeah ... I'll do that.

-slams head against keyboard-

Monday, November 5, 2007

Married and living apart ...

Because I have a really long drive to school and back, I am basically in L<3ve with 104.1 KRBE. Every morning that have some kind of interesting topic that always keeps me amused. This morning, unfortunately when the radio started going out, they began talking about people that are married and yet live in separate houses.

According to the 2006 United States Census, 3.2 MILLION people are married and yet live in separate houses. That is a LOT of people! So, Ryan ... who seems to have the same views as I do about a lot of things, started saying how he just couldn't imagine not living in the same house with his wife and his daughter. That the though of something like that makes it hard for him to breathe. While Roula and Producer Eric were more interested in Why this was going on as opposed to "Why would you NOT live together."

They had a few people call in, but I was only able to listen to three of them.

Caller 1: Lives in Houston with her children, while her husband lives in San Antonio. They originally lived in Dallas when they first got married (and they've been married for only three years), but when he got his new job, she didn't want to move to San Antonio with him ... she wanted to move back home to Houston. He comes home maybe every other weekend ... and she says that he when he does come home it's usually pretty nice. She says that it keeps the spark in their marriage. Ryan immediately jumps all over it asking why she didn't want to move with him or why didn't they talk about it more and have him not take that job. She was like "Well, who am I to say what job he can take or not ... or who is he to tell me where I should move." Ryan mentioned the fact that "they are in a marriage and that involves compromise, that's 'who you are, his wife'."

He then took off the stipulations of not being able to live together for a job.Like if he had to provide for his family and he HAD to move all over the place and he wanted his family to continue to have a steady home life and not have his kids move around a lot then he would do the same. However, I personally think that those people were just being selfish. He was right in the first place ... a marriage is a compromise. If Aaron were to get a job somewhere else ... even if I had a job here ... I would move with him and I know that he would do the same for me. I couldn't live with out having him come home to me every night. Even if I did get to see him every other weekend. We mine as well just be dating!

Caller 2: She lives in the Woodlands and her husband lives in Washington D.C. He IS in the military and that is why he is over there ... how ever she does not want to move out there. I didn't catch how long they had been married but I don't think that it was very long. He comes home when he can ... and he will definitely be home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. She also said that this was really good for their relationship, and that it keeps the spark in their marriage. However, why get married to the guy if you don't want to move up there and be with him. I mean ... if I were marrying someone in the military I would want to be with them as much as possible, especially if there was a possibility that he were to be going off to war. I guess that maybe she is trying to distance herself from him in case something like that happens ... but once again ... this just does not feel like a marriage!

Ryan again decided that he "supposed" people that were in military relationships didn't have to live with each other either ... but he still couldn't understand the novelty of being married and not living with each other.

Caller 3: A girl called in whose mother and step father live in separate houses, but in the same sub-division! When asked why they did that ... she said that they just fought all of the time and that they couldn't stand being together. But now, they have little dinner dates on the weekend and it just seems to be so much better for their relationship. Meanwhile, the wife is cleaning two houses, paying all of the bills, washing all of the clothes, etc. So it seems to ME that the guy has a cleaning lady that he gets to bang on the weekends whenever he wants too. THIS IS NOT A MARRIAGE! The woman has already been divorced once ... I wonder what her reasons were for not doing it again? I wonder why she got divorced with her first husband ... and what makes this guy that much better that they'll pay two mortgages??

So, what are your views on the issue? Would you ever live in separate houses from your husband? Do you even consider this a marriage? Do you think that this is possibly the cure for the rising divorce rate??

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Check this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygkz9XcZM3k

A friend of mine's friend's entry into a Chipotle contest ... whoever gets the most views wins!!! Show it to all of your friends :)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Why "Oldies" should get their license taken away.

What!? Rachel actually has a post worth mentioning? Wow!

So, the other day ... I was trying to park my vehicle at Sam Houston. Unfortunately, the parking at Sam is horrendous. Seriously ... I live 47 miles away from the school ... but I have to leave my house an hour and a half before my class just to insure my ability to find a decent parking spot.

So, I was driving around the parking lot for a spot and there was this old dinosaur lady in a huge boat of a vehicle that was trying to park as well. Except that she wouldn't turn onto a turn unless no one else was on that strip ... and she was in the middle of the lane so no one was able to turn down the street that she was on. But instead of trying to move over a little bit ... she was just trying to wave people by. HELLO WOMAN ... NO ONE CAN GET BY BECAUSE OF YOUR STUPID BOAT OF A VEHICLE.

Whatever, I moved down to the next lane and went down that and ended up finding a good spot.

But the plot thickens.

Last week, while I was leaving school to go back home ... I went to pull out of the parking lot and low and behold who is trying to pull INTO the parking lot? THE DINOSAUR! I was on respected side of the road, with plenty of room for someone to pull into the parking lot ... however, she refused to move and continued trying to wave me by here. HELLO!!! THERE ARE CARS COMING ... I CAN'T JUST MOVE MY CAR INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC!!!!

So, she refuses to go ... I can't go ... then a line of cars starts piling up behind her ... and I can't see who is coming in the other line towards me ... I pull out slightly after I realize that she's not moving ... and the cars on the other side of the street had a light. But a woman in a van almost hit me ... I couldn't see her as I was pulling out because of the Dinosaur's big boat of a vehicle.

AND WHAT HAPPPENS?!??! The lady in the van gives me this huge "stupid college kids can't drive" look ... and I seriously wanted to put my car in park and get out and slam my hand down on the stupid dinosaurs car.

Next time I see her, I'm getting her license plate and calling the police. If she can't drive correctly ... she shouldn't be on the road. That could have very well caused me to get into a bad wreck ...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ugh. I'm so tired.

BLAH!

I can't wait until December ... I'm so freaking exhausted for some reason. I just don't get it ;-/ I'm tired all the freaking time.

I have all these looming deadlines as well ... so I think it' starting to wear on me a bit I guess.

But I'll get through ... I always do!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Master Cleanse Journals

Master Cleanse Day 2

WT: 180
(So, I've lost three pounds since I weighed on Sunday)

It's 12:05, I haven't had any of the "shakes" as of yet, but I did drink the Salt Water thing this morning and it took about 45 minutes before it started to take effect ... if you know what I mean.

I can't really decide if I'm hungry or not ... I mean my stomach is growling ... but I have already gone one day with out eating any food ... so I feel like I just have to continue. Especially having lost 3 pounds.

Therefore, things are still going well :)



MASTER CLEANSE DAY 1

I did not drink the SW stuff, because I had to go to school and so I didn't want to have to pull over to go to the bathroom or anything like that. I did drink my Shakes however, and I slept for a few hours to take away from the hunger that I felt.

I'm not feeling "sick" or anything like that ... although, last night before I went to bed I had a headache.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Uninsured

Because of Aaron taking too long to call about getting me on his health insurance ... I can't get put on it until the beginning of next year.

He had to have called within thirty days. And I already used my married name during a doctor's visit ... so I'm hoping that my insurance won't catch that (fat chance) and end up not paying for my gyno visit. Also ... now I can't go and get a second opinion about my periods ... until the beginning of the year. I guess this could be good and bad because I can give the birth control a chance to see if it is going to work.

Speaking of periods. BLEH, I'm on mine now. It doesn't seem as bad as it was last time ... meaning that I can keep food down ... but I still am not feeling well, and I haven't been feeling well probably since Thursday. I am going to be taking this "femcon" thing or something like that ... but maybe I should ask about "Yaz" because that's the stuff that is for that really bad PMS stuff??? Who knows ;-/ Bleh bleh bleh!!

The freaking sky dropped on top of us this afternoon while we were in Target and by the time we got home we had to wade through water that was up to my thighs! I quickly grabbed Emily from where she was hiding behind the neighbors chairs so that she could come in the house and stay warm and get some food. But she wanted to go back out once it stopped raining a bit.

And of course ... as if I couldn't hate our apartment any more ... the ceiling is now leaking water. Awesome. Although, I guess that it's better than the people that live on the bottom floor ... because I have a feeling that they were flooded. Sucks.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Working on a new me.

As of yesterday I started my new work out regime. Aaron and I are going to start running everyday. My machine of choice is the elliptical. I set it up on cardio and run two miles. Aaron ran/walked two miles on the treadmill but only did one today because he didn't want to over-exert himself before he went to work.

I also plan on doing the "master cleanse" (google it) starting the 21nd of this month. We are going to eat a really nice dinner at Pappa's steakhouse on Saturday the 20th ... so that should be a perfect way to end my eating for a bit.

It's a ten day cleanse where I drink a lot of this "lemonade" type concoction with Cheyenne pepper and maple syrup or something like that. I've researched it and it seems like it works for a lot of people. I'm only doing it for ten days ... and I will be getting all of the nutrients that I need. Therefore, I do not need any one's negative opinions please.

Homework is a daunting task.

I have to run off to the store ... and then come home and start on the homework process + clean house.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Things going on.

I think that I'm going to have to stop reviewing television shows. It's not all that rewarding ... plus, I don't even get to blog about my self any more because I'm too busy blogging about television shows!!

I'm at my sister-in-law's elementary school at the moment, "helping" with the book fair. We've been here since 7 and it's 5:30 ... and we won't be leaving for another 2 hours. I've been freaking exhausted! So exhausted that I ended up laying in the office around three and taking a short nap, I felt like I was in Pre-school again.

Plus, it's freezing in here ... not that kind of freezing where it's bareable ... but the kind of freezing that is so uncomfortable!! Nothing seems to be giving off heat, so I had to run out to starbucks and get a hot chocolate to warm up my insides!! I also am not feeling all that well, I don't think that I slept at all last night ... I think I just "rested". It was a weird feeling.

Today is our two month anniversary being married!! It's still absolutely lovely :)

I was watching this "Who's wedding is it anyway" recap thing on the Style channel the other day ... and these people were talking about how after they got married it wasn't what they thought that it was going to be at all and that they started thinking about divorce. The guy said "I mean, I know it's something that is eventually going to be thought about ... but I didn't think that it was going to be in the first year."

Well jeez ... if you think that that is going to be something that you are going to think about at any point in time ... you probably should wait on getting married. It seems to me like you aren't really in it for the long haul!

We still haven't had any arguments, only slight disagreements on opinions which are resolved in a few seconds. It's really quite nice :)

I thoroughly suggest Marriage to everyone ... I mean, as long as you love each other like Aaron and I love each other :)

Hope everyone else is good ... maybe after all this school and crap dies down some I can get back to my fun loving blogs ... please bear with me :-/

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Gossip Girl - Wednesday - 8pm - CW

This weeks episode just keeps getting better and better.

Now that S has no one but her brother "E" to talk to, she begins spending more and more time with him. Too bad that the biggest week of the groups life is right now ... Ivy Week.

That's right, this is the whole reason that these kids are even AT this school, including the not very well of D & J. Their parents sacrificed everything to get them into a school that could get them into the ivy league of their choice.

But, we all know that money means everything.

N's father wants him to follow in his footsteps and go to Dartmouth, however N doesn't feel like it's his first choice. D SERIOUSLY wants to get into Dartmouth, C originally wanted Yale until he saw the super hot Princeton rep, and B also wants Yale ... mainly because of her lovely father.
Where does S want to go? Brown ... and Brown alone. She's tired of all of this crap and wants to move away to a state where no one knows her ... too bad she's still got two more years of hell, AKA B.

The girls are at each others throats ... both of them fighting with their claws out, although B's claws are much sharper. She's looking for a way to get back at S and gets C to follow her. And where does S spend her after noons? With her brother in the rehab center of course. C & B hatch a plan ... and poor little S has no idea.

At the ivy league mixer, each member of this drama fest tries their best to get the attention of school of their choice. S has brought her brother, E, along as her date, since she doesn't really have any one else! J, D's sister, I think has a big crush on E ... and while they are at the party he confides in J what really happened to him. Unfortunately, B doesn't hear all of this.

She stands in front of the crowd to announce the facility that her group will do their charity work with this year and low and behold if it isn't the rehab center. Getting her story wrong however, she fingers S as the addict and forces her on stage in front of all of the Ivy League reps and other hopefuls.

S gives a touching speech about forgiveness that B snubs, naturally. The good news? It seems like D & S might be on speaking terms again after J tells D that it's S's brother E in rehab and not S.

E corners B and tells her what is REALLY going on, and it immediately makes B upset. Utoh, did she get over her head? I guess we'll have to find out next time ... on Gossip Girl.

Let me catch you up: Gossip Girl - Wednesday - 8pm

I'm so behind, but I think that I might have gotten in a little over my head. Who decides to make something that is as fun as watching television into some kind of a job?

Whatever, that's beside the point ... let me say that whomever isn't watching Gossip Girl is seriously missing out! I'm loving me some of this drama!!

In last wednesday's episode (Somewhere back in September .. not yesterday) we find S & D in a pretty decent little relationship, S needs to find someone that she can talk to during her time of strife and D has been in love with S since he was in diapers.

Unfortunately, C is very hurt by his encounter with D's fist after the kiss on the lips party with J, N is supposed to never speak to S again (on B's orders), and B is seriously after some of S's blood once she found out that S & N slept together.

What better way to get the drama going? Head out to the annual brunch that C's family puts together for all of the local "legacies".

Before all of this goes down however, S goes to try and make it right with B (not knowing that B found out about her slutty past). B let's her know that it's on for sure ... and NO one sleeps with B's boyfriend and gets away with it.

At the brunch N corners S and makes her meet him upstairs in C's suite, while C gives B the keys to his suite so that she can finally lose her big "V" with N. Naturally, they all meet in his suite with disaster in the cards. B runs down stairs and blurts out all of S & N's dirty laundry, and poor D takes a serious heart hit. I'm unsure if he is disappointed, or if he thought that S was little miss Perfect.

Either way, score one for B and S is back down to ZERO friends.
Well, besides her brother ... who is still in that facility for people with addiction and suicidal behavior ... you guessed it ... that's what S came back ... and no one knows ... not even D.

Monday, October 1, 2007

How I met your Mother


In today’s episode of How I Met Your Mother Barney is certain that Robin will get tired of her new hot man at any moment. He claims that no one in their right mind can enjoy a never ending vacation once they get back to the real world. Poor Ted is maintaining that as long is Robin is happy so is he. In other news: Lily Pad & Marshmellow are getting their things together just incase one of them dies. Lily says that she has all kinds of information written down and that she wrote a letter to Marshall and put it in her folder to be given to the lawyers. Marshall didn’t realize that they were supposed to write letters to each other, so he goes back and writes this hilarious good bye letter before realizing that Lily’s is only her atm number and taking care of last minute affairs. Barney’s great idea for the episode: Pretend to be tourists to get laid!! Unfortunately they find “two of the dullest New Yorkers in the state” Robin’s annoyingly hot boyfriend ends up letting random people stay in her apartment, much to her dismay. Barney’s plan backfires: Robbed and beaten, Barney & Ted give their report to the police, then finds out that the hot girls that claimed they lived in New York actually live in New Jersey, and Ted “Will do a lot to get laid … but he will NOT go to New Jersey”. Robin continues to struggle with her “inner vacationer” before realizing that it was all about getting over her breakup. Finally breaking up with Gael (Thank the good lord) and turned back into regular Robin. This one wasn’t as laugh out loud funny as the one’s before … I’m hoping that they haven’t started losing their touch or anything. Normally, I’m laughing the entire time … but maybe today I’m just really tired and worn out. Thoughts?

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Eff the Towing companies: Or, why does our life suck???

Okay, so check out how sucky our weekend (my birthday weekend mind you) has been.

Aaron needed to go to the store to get a few things for the party that we were having on Friday around 5:40ish, after he had woken up a bit and did some things around the house. He comes back about three minutes later saying that he thinks that his car was stolen.

I go down there with him and we drive around the apartment complex twice trying to find the car. Nope. So, by this time it's RIGHT at 6 o clock, so we rush to the front of the complex just in time to stop the girls in the office and tell them that we think that his car was stolen. Jackie (the assistant Manager) was like "Actually ... I think that it got towed." I immediately said "Why?" and she said "I'm not sure ... probably that you were parked in a handicap parking spot.

Let me stop right here and say that Aaron NEVER parks in a handicap parking spot. In fact, he usually parks really far away ... and parks on the street before parking in the handicap parking spot in our complex.

Back to Jackie: She says "I think that they take pictures ... I can give you the number to the towing company to talk with them and if they do not help you out ... Kristen will be back in the front office tomorrow at 10. So they leave ... without going back in just to get the towing slip so that we can know what the heck happened and why they would tow our car. So, we get back to the apartment and Aaron calls the towing company. They say that the pictures are in the night drop box. So, we drive all the way down to the towing company thinking that the pictures are in the drop box. Well ... they were in the APARTMENT COMPLEX's drop box ... not at the towing company. Plus, Aaron couldn't get his car out anyway because the car is in his mom's name (who lives 2 1/2 hours away mind you) so she would have to drive all the way up here to get the car out.

We drive back to the apartment because it was time for people to start arriving and figure that we'll just have to go down to the office and see what they say in the morning. Also, we wanted to look at the pictures and see what in the hell actually happened.

Aaron had to go to work that night (so of course he had to use my car) and he got back at 7 and went to sleep. I went down to the front office at 10 am and sat in the front and waited for ten minutes because the girl was late. She gets there and is like "Sorry, I'm like 10 minutes late". Very politely I say "No big deal ..." So she's like "What can I help you with?" I tell her the story and ask to see the pictures ... she gets it for me and sure enough .... Aaron is parked NEXT to the handicap.

Here's the back story: When we first moved here the handicap spot was the second spot away from the sidewalk. So, the maintenance people painted over the spot with gray paint and then placed a pole with a handicap sign in front of the parking spot NEXT to that spot. Since then (Which was a good seven or so months ago) people have been parking there because it's no longer a handicap spot.

I show the girl the picture and I'm like ... "See, this isn't in the handicap spot at all ... it's obviously been painted over!" She's like "well, I don't know ... I haven't been here very long." I was like, "Well yeah but we've been here for a long time ... I remember when they painted over this spot and moved the handicap spot to the next spot over." She was like "Well I can't do anything about it ... you'll have to call the towing company." So, I call the company and tell them that we've seen the picture and that we weren't parked in the wrong and that they towed our car illegally and we would like it back. They tell me that can can't get the car back until the manager gets in because they have no authority to release a car without us paying for it.

The front office still wouldn't do anything ... by this time I was freaking mad, so I yelled on the way out "THANKS SO MUCH FOR NOT HELPING US AT ALL!" Aaron's mom was on the phone with me and said that she was going to be on her way out there so that she could see what she could do since she was the owner of the car. I get back in the apartment and start telling the people that stayed the night after our party what happened. I'm basically LIVID ... Aaron wakes up and realizes that they aren't going to give him his car back. He gets so angry and can't go back to sleep. He tried to go down and talk with the lady but she basically said the same thing. She wondered why it took us so long to find out that our car was towed (Um I don't know ... because he works NIGHTS and sleeps during the day), and refused to call in the manager so that we could speak with someone that obviously knew more than this girl.

Aaron's mom gets there and calls the towing company, who says that they are going to try and get a hold of the manager but they doubt that it will matter because he usually doesn't answer the phone on the weekends because he's off of work. Then we called the police to see if we could file a report because our car was illegally towed and if you ask ME ... that's pretty much stealing!!!

The police man arrives very quickly but tells us that he can not do anything because we live in a gated community and the towing company has a contract with our complex ... therefore this is a civil matter and the police can not help us. He was very nice though and said that if they wouldn't give our money back to let him know and he would be sure to report them.

We went BACK down to the complex with a contract that basically said that we were going to pay the fee but that they promised to pay us back after we spoke with the manager and he realized that the towing company is in the wrong. (This is something that my BIL, a lawyer, said to try and get so that we can have documentation of what we paid) Well, of course they refused to sign anything. We sat there for the longest time trying to decide what to do and finally decided to pay it and Shaw said that we would just have to sue them if they didn't give us the money back.

Well, Aaron gets his car and pulls it into the front of the parking lot and we start smelling some serious gas. We look and OF COURSE ... there's a freaking gas leak. The fuel line has a hole in it and that was DEFINITELY not there before it was towed. So we go back to the front office and she tells us that there's nothing that she can do about it.

We called the police to file a report .... after waiting two hours .... the cop gets there and says that because it probably was not intentional we can't do anything. But she also says that we have a good case (After seeing the pictures) and that we definitely needed to get our money back as soon as we could ... apparently they do this all the time and a lot of people just pay the money and forget about it. She said that we needed to go to small claims court to take care of it if they didn't settle it.

Then we had to wait for anothe tow truck (from our insurance) to come and take the car to a chevy dealership out here. When they get there ... we get the guy to look at the fuel line and he said that it looks like it was done because of carelessness from the towing company. We have his information for him to testify if we need it. So they tow it off and finally we are able to go home and hang out with the guests of our party.

It was four hours of stress ... just sitting in the freaking towing company parking lot .... in a NOT very good part of town.


P.S. That picture is of a car that was parked where Aaron was parked ... OBVIOUSLY not in a handicap and that spot is painted over with Gray paint.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Something more personal

I can not let myself only use this blogger for television reviews.

Here is some random thoughts:

-Why do I have to make things that are enjoyable more of a job than anything else? (i.e. Reading 60 books last year; Writing television reviews for every television show I watch)

-When I get out of school ... I'll be really old. (Profession: Teacher, Location: School)

-Fact: Having sex doesn't happen as much when you are married. (But at least I'm not living in Sin any longer)

-How come I always pick the shitty doctors?

-School is hard. Writing papers are harder. Grammar is hardest.

-I love living in Spring, but I hate not having friends that live here with me.

-Sometimes ... I do not want to get out of bed ... at all.

-I think that I am an "over-eater", I eat and eat and eat ... even when I'm not hungry ... because that super full, disgusting, "I want to throw up because I'm so full" feeling ... kind of feels good.

-Monday, otherwise known as my birthday, starts a new year and a new life. Until Tuesday ...

-Sometimes I think that my hair is trying to suffocate me.

-When I think about Babies ... my stomach does a back flip.

-I can not wait to get pregnant.

-I pray every night that I can get pregnant one day.

-I love Aaron's family.

-The semester is halfway over with. It's gone by fast. Is this what my life is going to be like from now on?

-I want a house!

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Office - Thursday - NBC

Cry count: 0
Laugh count: 50,000,000

First let me scream from the top of my lungs how excited that I am about the Office finally being back!!

This is seriously extremely amazing television!! The writing is superb, every one can relate to it, and it's just damn hilarious!!!

Basically, for those that have been living under a rock for the past few years ... the premise of the show is "The life of people who work in an Office", it's filmed with a documentary type flair ... including interviews with the office members through out the day. They all work in a paper factory and I wouldn't think that paper workers would be this freaking hilarious ... but they SO are!!

From last season: The Temp got the job at Corporate ... leaving Michael still in charge of the Scranton crew, Jim broke up with Karen and asked Pam to dinner (Double YAY to this), Dwight and crazy weird cat lady blonde chick still hiding their "togetherness", Stanley still hates his job, Old white guy is still weird, Temp broke up with what's her name that talks to much, etc etc etc.

This season begins with the same type of excitedness ... except that Michael runs over one of the members of the office, breaking her pelvis, and putting her in the hospital.

Pam & Jim are secretly dating (L.O.V.E.)

Weird cat lady's cat is sick so she gets Dwight to go and feed it during lunch.

Dwight puts the dying cat in the freezer and kills it.

Michael gets the idea to start a Rabies 5k run because the lady that he hit gets a rabies shot since she was bit by a bat ...

Andy's nipples chafe so bad they bleed during the 5k run.

Stanley, Weird White guy, and the Gay guy take a taxi for drinks, which ends up dropping them off at the finish line around the time that they should be finishing.

Pam & Jim completely disregard the run and go out to a yard sale on the way.

Michael eats an entire Fet Alfredo meal before the race ... refuses to drink water because of the whole Rabies thing ... ends up dehydrated and in the hospital with the woman that he hit by the end of the show.

All of this sounds crazy I know ...

Sounds really hard to follow right?

But it's not ... it's awesome ...

Those that aren't watching ... start now.

Chuck - Monday - NBC

Cry Count: 0

Another new show ... But this one is actually good. I hope that it lasts! It seems to have a pretty good premise:

Normal Guy somehow gets a hold of some government secrets ... every one wants to kill him.

It was actually a really funny episode ... things seemed to flow nicely ... nothing was awkward (can't say the same for that stupid Big Bang Theory show) ... all and all it had a nice flow ...

Something to check out :)

I'll put some more effort in the next review about it ... Yeah ... that's it.

Grey's Anatomy - ABC - Thursday

Cry Count: 2

Oh Grey's Anatomy. How I've loved you from the beginning.

I remember watching the very first episode of this show ... over at Aaron's old apartment ... on the little tv ... with it on subtitles since I couldn't turn it on loud because the boys were all playing games ...

Anyway, fond memories.

This show has really gotten me through a lot. It's kind of cathartic. Actually ... it's really effing cathartic. When I need a really good cry ... pretty much every episode can get me there. ESPECIALLY the ones with Denny Duquette ... because, I love him. Seriously. Love him.

But on to this new season:

We've got a new Grey (So, if they DO kill of Meredith this season ... they can still call the show Grey's Anatomy), Poor George is still an intern, Christina actually showed a bit of emotion, Cally doesn't like being Chief Resident, Izzy saves a deer, Alex misses Rebecca (Me too Alex, Me too), Bailey is pissed, and the Chief is still Chief. ((Did I miss something?? Is he not giving up Chief?))

I do enjoy this whole "Old interns being new residents" thing ... and am very much looking forward to how this whole new intern thing works out.

I like Lexy Grey ... I don't care if any one else does ... I do. But she better not go for McDreamy ... she only needs to focus on giving Meredith some family or something. Seriously.

Oh, and how sucky is it that McDreamy and Mer broke up ... my DvR kicked off just as it looked as if he was leaning in for a kiss ... was he?? WAS HE???

I'm going to have to start watching Grey's and taping The Office ... :( But now Aaron and I won't be watching tv together on Thursday nights. Bleh!

P.S. I love the Decapitation. Very Very Touching ... Very.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

House - FOX - Tuesday

Cry Count: 1

Okay, so House is basically my favorite show of all time. I usually really like doctor shows a lot but this one is great because all of the illnesses are so freaking random! I did however really like House's team from the last three seasons and sad to say ... they aren't coming back like I had hoped they would.

This episode began with a building exploding and a woman getting trapped in the rubble. Cut to House jamming out on a nice looking guitar (can they MAKE him any hotter? I don't think so!!) refusing to do work, like he always is!!

Cuddy needs him on the case of the girl because she is running an extremely high fever and they can't figure out what is wrong with her. She also says that he desperately needs a team which he quickly refuses. They make a deal: If he can solve the case before the end of the day then he doesn't need a team.

Oh but he does need one!

He begins bouncing ideas off of a janitor, even making him pretend to be a doctor so that he can deal with the patients instead of House. Pretty damn funny idea if you ask me.

Some problems that I began to have with the episode did not involve the story but the camera views ... during a car scene it looked as if they were filming an MTV documentary. Maybe they gave the "new guy" the camera this episode or something ... who knows.

I won't give away the ending ... unless you people just pull it out of me ... but I thought it was a good one!! One that they haven't done before (they've done parasites three or four times now) so it was pretty nice.

He obviously doesn't solve the case in the first day because he always solves the case in the last 43 minutes of the show ... so now he has to hire a team ...

40 people starting out ... I wonder if this is going to be a little like an American Idol type thing. Will we start getting attached to all of the interns and be saddened when he lets them go ... or will we only get attached to a few and realize that these will be his "team" by the end of the season??

All we can do is watch and wait ...

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Big Bang Theory - CBS - Monday

I'm not watching this show.

Not only do I barely understand the jokes.

But I have no faith that it will last through the season.

I'm not getting attached.

That is all.

How I Met Your Mother - CBS - Monday

Cry count: 0
Laugh count: 1,000,000 +


First off, let me say ... THANK GOD FOR FALL LINE UP! I've been so freaking tired of bad television for the past four freaking months.

But back to the review:

HIMYM is back with a vengeance! It was freaking hilarious!! And those of you that missed it ... I'm almost certain that CBS puts them on the internet ... so watch, you won't be disappointed.

Today's episode had a few special guests, E. Inglesis, & M. Moore (Not a fan of bad girl Mandy, B the W) as well as the promise of finding out who the "mother" is!! (See: Yellow Umbrella) and of course great one, two, and three liners to keep me wanting hour long shows as opposed to the teasing thirty minutes!

We open where we left off last season ... "Dairy!!!" and then begin the rite of passage that anyone going through a break up most go through. Ted grows out a beard, repaints the apartment, and basically looks super scuzzy while Robin runs off to Argentina (Or something of the like). When she returns with Inglesis in tow, however, Ted immediately shaves off the beard and suits up for a night out on the town!

Rebounds happen fast ... and before Barney can get out a "Havvve you met Ted", Ted's already playing tonsil hockey with the bad girl Mandy Moore. Barney is pissed ... and as the night continues it gets worse!

Meanwhile, back at the apartment ... Marshal & Lilly invite over Robin and Enrique for dinner, even though Marshal is very weary of this new guy because Ted is his best friend. Push comes to massage and before the nights over with Everyone has a crush on Mr. Spanish himself!

Back to Ted, he's ditched Barney for a tattoo with the naughty Moore and then wakes up not remembering the night before! He looks at his arms and anything else visible and is relieved to find no tattoo. Upon closer inspection by his dear friends ... they realize that not only has he gotten a tattoo after all ... but it's a tramp stamp or hoe-tag ... but it's ALSO a butterfly! Barney nearly shits himself with the excitement of the new line of jokes that he is able to produce from here on out!

Ted, remembering the night before, runs over to Robin's house for a good yell ... but ends up finding GREAT NEWS.

Ted's "bigger" than Enrique ... therefore ... Ted wins the breakup!!!!

Commercial break ... credits rolling ... Marshall calls Barney at work ... and tells him to go to "this site"

What do you think about that??

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Family Guy - Sunday - FOX

Apparently I got my dates wrong ... Family Guy was going to be starting on the CW or some crap like that two Sunday's ago. But I'm guessing that this new Star Wars episode was the season premiere of the new Family Guy ... and it's back with some definite humor and satire.

At the opening of the show, the family is all sitting around watching television when the lights go out. This causes Peter to tell them a story ... all about Star Wars. They started with episode IV - A New Hope ... and I can only figure that they will continue to do these Star War episodes ... if not through out this season ... somewhere down the line at least.

I have to say I really enjoyed this retelling of Star Wars ... they got the main parts of the story told in an hour show, making fun of the scenes that seemed to be way to dramatic for my taste in the original. If you missed this episode, I strongly suggest finding some way to watch it!

They even made fun of the fact that they did a Star Wars episode after Robot Chicken did one. (Which was also really funny ... but with less of a story line)

I'm assuming that everyone seems to be doing these Star War spoofs because of the 30thLotR and Star Wars!! (WOOHOO FOR HP)

This review isn't as good as the others ... because it's kind of hard for me to review a cartoon ... ;-/ Plus, after my weekend with the "Ya Ya's" ... I'm pretty damn tired.

I also need to rest up for Premier week!! I have three tests this week ... AND all these new shows ... AND my birthday! I'm going to be crazy busy!!

Have a good week everyone ... keep checking back :)
anniversary of the movies being this year ... so hopefully thirty years from now we'll be seeing Harry Potter spoofs ... especially since the Harry Potter phenomenon just surpassed

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Gossip Girl - CW - Wednesday

Cry count: 0

Okay ... so this show was not on my "Fall line-up", but I didn't know any thing about this coming on until about four days ago. I ended up reading the series (or some of it) Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar, it held my attention for a bit, I really like the actress Blake Lively who plays the lead good girl/bad girl(??) Serena Van de Woodsen, and it's written or directed or produced or something by the guy that did the O.C. (which I loved pre Marisa death)

It seems like the premise of the show is like any high school meets rich people show. Private school students ... doing way more stuff than I ever did in high school ... and getting away with everything. Just another one of those "oh poor me ... I'm rich but I still have problems" type affairs. However, it held my attention for the hour long broadcast ... and I plan on coming back for more next Wednesday. ((This means that my Wednesday schedule is going to be even MORE packed))

Serena (Or S as we will refer to her in true Gossip Girl form) is back from boarding school, much to the surprise of her old friends ... and everyone else in the town. S left in a hurry, telling no one where she was going or why (including her best friend Blair) and came back in the same fashion. She was the typical bad girl ... underage drinking, affairs with her friend B's boyfriend, and other dirt that hasn't quite been dug up yet. Surprise Surprise ... she comes back completely different, trying not to get wasted drunk, trying to re-patch the damage that her leaving caused her friends, and even making new (cuter) friends in the process.

One big mistake ... she never told B that she slept with her boyfriend (Nathan, or N).

B is shocked, and not very excited about seeing S come back into their lives ... she had always had a huge suspicion that S & N had a thing for each other and after N denies her sex attempt and spills the beans ... it's a war path.

As for the cute new friends ... there's Jenny & Dan (J & D) who seem to be something like the out casts that get a second chance. J did the invitations for B's party, therefore got invited ... and D just happened to be in the right place at the right time and ended up with a date with the coveted S. (The girl that he has crushed on since probably kindergarten)

There wouldn't be a show by the creator's of the O.C. without a sex scandal ... and besides N cheating on B with S ... N's friend Chuck (C) is the ultimate snake ... and tries to get with J during the Kiss on the Lips Party. Bad move, C.

J & D have a very close relationship for brothers and sisters that are that close in age ... and D comes to her rescue just as soon as his phone dings from the emergency text. Cutting the date short, S & D rush off to the party to save J from the evil C. Finding J & C on the roof, with C ignoring the poor J's protests ... D punches the guy in the face and S, D, & J head off in a cab.

But not before the ominous plot by C & B ... with a saddened N looking on.

I sure hope that they don't end up having two characters with the same first letter ... or this might get even more confusing!!

Like I mentioned, this seems like it's going to be a good show. The cast seems good, the story line is decently solid, and the plot line is just sinful enough to keep my attention.

Check it out if you haven't already ... and if you have ... well, you know what to do.

Kid Nation - CBS - Wednesday

Cry count: 3

There has been a lot of controversy behind CBS's new show "Kid Nation" that I feel was unwarranted. It's pretty obvious that television producers are not going to leave children out in the middle of the Arizona desert without some kind of adult supervision. The children range from ages 8 to 15 ... of course there are going to be some tears, of course some kids are going to get hurt ... kids get hurt every day falling off their bikes or stubbing their toes!

The show plays out like a decent psychology experiment. Can we get forty kids to work together and run a town? And from the way that the first episode seems to pan out ... it looks like it.

Four kids were picked (by producers) to be the town counsel ... however, if other kids think that they are not doing a good job, they are able to vote new town counsel members. Also, the kids are broken up into four teams, that the town counsel picked themselves. And of course ... it wouldn't be a reality show without a cash prize. Each town meeting (which happens every few days) the town counsel has the opportunity to pick one member of the town to get a "gold star." This isn't the paper sticker that "A" students get on their test papers back when I was younger .. this star is worth it's weight in Gold, which just happens to round out to exactly $20,000. The winner of the star gets to use it towards their future (hopefully the parents are smart enough to start a college fund) as well as getting the key to the only place with a phone so that they can call their parents! Also, the kids are able to leave during any of the town meetings, if they feel that they are home sick and they do not want to stay any more. One eight year old boy left tonight, he was such a little sweet heart and claimed "I'm only eight years old, I don't think that I'm ready for this!" Everyone tried to talk him into staying but they were also supportive of his decision to leave.

The "host" hosted the first team activity which ended up putting the kids into different levels. The Upper Class, The Merchants, The Cooks, & The Workers. Each of the groups: red, blue, green, and yellow had to pump their colored water from a geyser into a bucket and then carry the bucket to a group of three bottles and fill them. Sounds easy, but they also had a map that they had to look at, had to move their geyser to their colored pump, and once the pump ran dry had to move it again. The Red team won, followed by blue, then yellow (the youngest group), and finally the green team. They all get paid for each of the jobs that they do now, a dollar for the upper class, fifty cents for the merchants, twenty-five cents for the cooks, and only a nickel for the workers. Immediately, the workers complained that they had worked so hard every day and only got a nickel for it. This definitely gives the children a look on how difficult life can really be.

Most of the kids are very smart and mature ... in fact, the kids that are the most immature are the oldest, a fifteen year old and a fourteen year old. The first night that they were picked for their groups ... they went to the other teams bunks and wrote "blue" all over the signs that claimed their color. Annoying.

Overall, this show looks like it's going to very interesting. I really enjoyed watching it. Each time one of the kids started crying, I started tearing up as well ... but I'm a big sap as it is.

Did any one else watch? What'd you guys think!?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Feeling like Crap ...

So, it seems like it is the same every month. Super bad horrible cramps ... and a pissy attitude. But seriously, I am so sick of this crap.

I knew that my period was going to be bad this month because my boobs were unbelievably sore a week before my period. It's not just cramps that I get ... but I throw up ... I have serious problems with going to the bathroom, which makes me feel all bloated and I can't even sit down upright correctly. Instead, I have to kind of lean to the side when I sit down because otherwise it sends this really weird feeling of pressure up through my stomach.

I asked Loren to send me some of the Gyno's in the Woodlands because a few of her friends live out here and that's who they use. I haven't been to the doctor in over a year ... so it's definitely time to go. Hopefully, I won't have any problems getting in or anything like that ... for some reason around here you can only be a new patient and go to the doctor at a certain time. That's freaking stupid because people don't always have workable schedules!!

So ... sorry to make a stupid complaining post ... but cramps effing suck. :(