Friday, October 31, 2008
This morning I had to get gas on my way to work. I got up extra early...and a side note about holiday sleep time. It doesn't matter if it is Christmas Eve, my birthday eve, Thanksgiving eve, etc. I cannot sleep the night before because of the anticipation for the day ahead. I don't know what it is, but it is a lot of fun. Anyway back to getting gas, I was pulling out of the station when I saw a hearse drive by!!!!!!!!!!!! I about peed my pants.
And the people who come into the office today have been absolutely ridiculous. All the crazies are out in full force.
That's about it people. Nothing too eventful. Oh except I got my two dollars from my grand-rents in Vegas.
Thanksgiving will be a completely different matter. Thanksgiving will be spent in Vegas with the grand-rents. And yes this is after election day. No I'm not talking about the one between Santa Claus and the Great Pumpkin either.
I'll say two words about my grandpa on that situation: RETIRED MILITARY.
Posted by Samantha at 1:52 PM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Nonetheless, today I have decided that I'll be complimenting your souls, if you will....and maybe a superficial snap here or there as well.
Em- Girl, you have star quality. When you walk into a room, you take ownership of it immediately and people recognize that. Not to mention, if I am looking for the latest music, or the newest trend, you should know who I call. And it ain't ghostbusters. (See Katherine, I can have some Halloween humor.)
Mary Kathy (Katherine)- You have one of the best servant's hearts I know, and you are not afraid to be a woman.
Meredith- You have been nothing but absolutely kind to me during the entire time that I have known you. And when you comment on my blog, I am totally pumped.
Jessi- There are so many things that I could say about you. But the number one thing that I will say is that you are loyal. And I have loved looking at all of the pictures of you while doing your officer duties this year. You look so happy and you look like you have found your place. Whether you thought it was or not, leadership is your place sister. And btw you looked totally smokin' at Hoedown. Hopefully, you know who noticed.
Meghan McCain- Now I am not a personal friend. And Lord knows, I am not voting for her daddy on election day next week. BUT, I greatly respect her for the representation that she has provided for her dad during this campaign year. And not to mention, she is one hot blonde.
Meg Tree- You are one of the best writers in the blog world. I've told you this before, but you use excellent imagery. (Mrs. Walker and Luke should be proud for my usage of this word.) And I think you should cut your hair, just because you can.
Kelsey- I could not think of someone more qualified to sit on the Alumni board for our chapter than you. You know the heart and soul of that group. And I love you dog Tilly!!! I still cannot get over that name. It is definitely the coolest dog name I know.
Brandon- Baby love, I want you to know how proud of you I have been recently. You are going to graduate!!! I feel like I'm a parent in this situation because I have been with you for so much of your journey to one of your life's successes. And you are going to be so great in your field. And by the way, you look totally smokin' in your blue and black sweater.
Shauna- We have never met, but you are one killer blog designer. And I love how you love your kids. I hope that I am a good mommy like you one day.
Have a good day and don't forget to pass on the love.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Here is a fun and quick way to stay in touch.
Four, Four, Four, Four...
A) Four places that I go to over and over:
Dano's (gas station near our house
my parent's house (recently)
B) Four people who e-mail me (regularly):
Crissy (from work)
C) Four of my favorite places to eat:
D) Four places I would rather be right now:
on a plane to New York
on a cruise ship watching the sun set
E) Four people I think will respond:
(Emily and Meredith already have.)
F) Four TV shows I watch:
Brothers and Sisters
Yes I know this is 6.
Here's what you are supposed to do...and please don't spoil the fun... delete my answers, type in your answers and send it to abunch of people, including me. It's SIX questions. Take the time
Posted by Samantha at 4:54 PM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Kids, it is cold outside. I'm talking 48 degrees and raining. Now for most this is nothing but a bad hair day...myself included. But it means so much more than that people. Think of the possibilities!!!
This cold day means...
- that Christmas really is coming soon.
- Thanksgiving turkey is a month away
- we get to wear cute snow hats and scarves!!!
- Starbucks means so much more in our lives.
- for the most part, we'll have good hair days
- getting so snowed in I can't make it to work...rats.
- Christmas movies
- decorating for Christmas
- reading Harry Potter. Of course this is after the LSAT
- btw I won't have to stress about that law school stuff eventually
I hope you're having a good day!!!
Posted by Samantha at 4:06 PM
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that eventually I would be talking about law school and where I am applying, blah blah blah. Well I can't avoid it any longer. So here goes. For the past month or so, I've silently been freaking out about law school. I think about it a lot on my commute home from work. I think about what happens if I don't get in, am I really supposed to be an attorney, etc. Sunday night I did not sleep well at all because I stayed up thinking about all of these things. And yesterday afternoon my well hidden silent freakouts became public when my boss was up on his way up front and saw me crying. He graciously reminded me that it was time to go home...10 minutes early. He didn't have to tell me twice. I made a beeline out of the office and called my dad. I've been good for the past 10 months of my marriage. When I had a problem, I always turned to Brandon to bounce an idea off him. But yesterday I needed to talk to my dad. As usual when my silent freakouts lose the mute button, I was crying before he even answered the phone. (Side note: my dad is very used to this as one of the women in his life call if not every day, every other day crying about something. Bless his heart for being such a good listener.) So he asked me what was wrong, and I told him I didn't know if I was supposed to go to law school anymore. And he asked what brought this on and how long had I been thinking about it. And I told him that I had been considering the idea for a month or so, and that I didn't know what I would do if I didn't get in.
And he said, "well sis, I've told you before, but you have to remember that they can't eat ya if you don't. And that if is a really big one. I don't see you getting in as the problem. I see the how you're going to pay for it all being your issue. But he said that's another concern for another day. I know you're supposed to be a lawyer. You eat, sleep and breathe politics. You've always wanted to be in public office. And in order for you to get to that point, you're going to have to go to school cause my name isn't Joe Kennedy. (Btw if he was, I'd be in the middle of my military service stint right now.) Right now, you're working in the grittiest part of the law. And so it is easy to understand that you are getting bogged down by all of it. What you see is no fun. And yes lawyers get a bad rap, but their purpose is to help good people not get the short end of the stick. They are there to keep people honest and to protect the innocent. And I know that it may not seem like it now, but this is excellent experience for you. This time will only help your intuition about people grow. And finally, you are a decision maker. You have always meant to do so. That's why you were in leadership every where you have been so far in your life until now. But you can't make the step forward until you have JD behind your name. You have to remember that until you have it, you won't be on their playing field. And finally, I have always felt like this is what you are supposed to do with your life. Even before you switched over to political science from medical school, I knew that you would be part of the law-making process. Your conviction of the difference between wrong and right is too high for you not to be a lawyer...."
And I felt better. I listened to him and we talked some more and then he had to go because he had a customer on the lot. I felt better. I knew what the practical point of law school was all along. I just sometimes let my brain wander a little...okay okay...a lot. I want to go to law school really bad. And it isn't about getting ahead of others. Don't get me wrong, the degree will certainly be nice, but I want to be able to speak out and have that leadership role again. I really do believe the concept that one person can make a difference. And I want my own shot on this earth to do so. So please pray for me in the next few weeks as I work on my applications. It is going to be a daunting task to say the least.
It still blows my mind that I have to sell myself again for this whole deal. I remember applying for undergrad and it was a breeze it seemed. Of course I could work on my applications at school as well as at home. So that will be harder, but also the test. Geez. THE LSAT. But that's not including that I will probably need to make campus visits again!! Campus visits...whoa that is a major step back in history. I didn't take a tour of the campus at OU until the spring. Is that okay to wait that long for law school too? And the application process. SICK!!!
Bleh...work is crazy so I'll have to finish this later. And I am really tired of attitudes. Peace.
Posted by Samantha at 12:26 PM
Monday, October 20, 2008
Bless her heart, she just doesn't find Tina Fey very funny. But I do.
As you can tell from the title, this isn't my best work. I've got lots to mull over. Maybe I'll be ready to spill by tomorrow.
Posted by Samantha at 7:03 PM
Thursday, October 16, 2008
For the first two weeks in October, the bridge that I cross when I come to work was reduced down to one lane. I had to add an extra ten minutes to my commute because of merged traffic. Now Oklahoma has a law that at a certain point you have to merge. In fact, there is a sign that says, "State Law MERGE NOW." Obviously it is a traffic violation if you don't. Well, some people before this sign like to play teacher and sit out in the middle of the lane so no one can pass them. Remember how a person could get into trouble for cutting in the lunch line when we were younger? Well this is the same concept except we haven't passed the Merge Now sign. I understand that I am trying to get to work just like everyone else, but I have to be at work at 8am. No exceptions. I do not run late. And my boss does not want me to run late either. So why is it necessary for you to act like an 8 year old?
Now in my line of work, I see officers of the law on a daily basis. It happened that a Hi-Po would be my source of help on this particular day. I asked my question about the wanna-be teachers. Of course he wanted to know why I couldn't just go ahead and merge like everyeone else. I said I understood where he was coming from, but they could be a major source of traffic accidents too. So he explained that it would be an obstruciton of traffic and that they could be ticketed. We both went about our day. Two days later he came back to the office and told me that he issued three tickets to people about what we talked about two days earlier.
Now I told you that story to tell you this story...
Yesterday I was on my way home from work. I was the only person in the left lane. There was no one in front of me for a football field and the same in the back. Now I understand that I really shouldn't have been sitting in the left lane. After all, it is a passing lane, but I was by myself, with two hundred yards around me and I was doing 70. So it wasn't like I was putt-putting along.
I see this Chrysler SUV come up behind me. But she was coming so fast, I didn't want to move to the right lane because I thought she might go around me and it could have caused an accident. Plus for some reason, on this side of the state people do not know how to use their turning signal. So it was a good possibility that she was going to pass without letting me know about it. So I sat still.
Well she continued to ride my bumper.
Then she flashed her lights at me.
Yes there was still no one around us.
So I moved over to appease her royal highness.
She zooms passed me and then the bitty FLIPPED ME OFF! She really gave me the bird. I will be the first to admit that I do struggle with the occasional curse word, but I do NOT say THAT word in any form or fashion, thank you very much. I know I could have moved over, but really there was no one around us and she was the one driving like a bat out of Hades. Not me.
Now I'm pretty sure she could have used her brain if she wanted to, but then I saw her license plate and saw she was from Iowa. So that proved otherwise to me. So I did what any self-respecting Southern lady would do. I called her out on her manners literally. I waited for justice to be served.
About 3-4 minutes later, I was coming over the top of another hill when I felt a shift in the traffic. I braced myself because I thought I was coming up on an accident.
Then I came over the hill and what to my wondering eye should appear, but a Hi-Po with a Chrysler SUV pulled over for her speeding.
As I drove past, I waved because in the South we wave at each other when we say hello.
I don't flip people off. It's called manners, thank you Iowa.
Posted by Samantha at 9:49 AM
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
- Old people: This low has to be written very carefully so I do not offend someone. So please understand that I have no intention whatsoever to be disrespectful. But I am really not a fan of the elderly who seem to have no respect for anyone but demand that they be respected for their age. Now I was raised to respect your elders like everyone else in the South who has manners. But it does not mean that I will just take a verbal beating because you have chosen to generalize me with the rest of my generation. Now I'm not perfect by any means, but I do like to think I am going to make something of myself one of these days. So please respect my experiences even if they do not match your time on Earth. They are still unique and no I did not grow up during the Depression like you, but I did grow up during the fall of the Berlin Wall and Monica Lewinsky, thank you. I guess I'm just sayin' if you want respect you have to give some too. To have a friend, you must be a friend.
- Doors Shut: When people are mad, have a secret, or something big is about to happen in the office, they shut their door. Well that has been happening a lot today. So something big is about to happen. And it may not be too great.
- People Hatin': People have been hatin' on my Christmas music all day and I do NOT appreciate it. You have your own office that you can shut your door and hide in...and listen to your own music for goodness sakes.
- Sam's Cam: My car is dying a little more every day due to old age and high mileage. Please pray that Jesus helps Camille hold out until the last possible second.
- Cowboy fans: No, unfortunately, I am not talking about the Dallas Cowboys. I'm talking about the other Cowboys...you know the O-State kind. While I was glad that Chase Daniel died in a fire, I am not glad that OU lost this weekend. I'm still wearing big Jackie O sunglasses over that one. And it doesn't help that I work with nothing but O-State fans for the most part. I could just puke.
- Icky Days: For now I like the nasty weather because it means that Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years will be here soon enough. It's nice to enjoy a cold day. Too bad there isn't a Starbucks in the nearest 75 mile radius....
- Grad Check: MY HUSBAND IS A SENIOR IN COLLEGE!!! Oh my goodness, I am so excited about this because I know how hard and how well he has done this past year in school to get his grads back on track.
- Car Shopping: Okay, so I'm just going to put out there that we have been shopping for a car. Not sure what we are going to get, but it will be new to us for sure. I'll let you know via post. And don't worry, I'll be sure to post pictures.
- Daily Dr. Pepper: I have been working out recently. You know post-graduation you actually have to join a gym. You can't go to the Huff anymore, which is totally lame. Anyway, I still let myself have a Dr. Pepper a day, should I choose to do so. And it's about that time for today.
- New Christmas Music: I am a major connisseur of Christmas music. And as such, it is very hard to hear a song that I have not already heard. Every song has been done in some form or fashion many times. Well this year, I found some Andrews Sisters stuff and an Italian Christmas song that I did not know existed. I am in heaven.
- Right as Rain: I am still regular.
- Not Preggo with an Eggo: I am not pregnant. Thank you Jesus!
And that's the educational post for today. Thank you. Good Afternoon and Good night.
Posted by Samantha at 1:13 PM
Monday, October 13, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
There's just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is... You
Mariah Carey-All I Want for Christmas
Ladies and ladies, today's post will be a little jumbled. As I have many things to discuss, I'll try to keep this organized and to the point. The last statement I make no guarantees because I happen to like what I say. But I digress...
I haven't talked about this subject a whole lot as I tend to get nervous when I put it out there that I am going for something. I don't want to draw up a bunch of hype and then my plan fall through, but this is too important not to say something. I want to be a lawyer people...well I want to be an attorney I should say. Attorneys call each other attorneys. People call attorneys, lawyers. And if I'm going to be one, I should start acting like one. Anyway, I really could use some extra prayers.
I am taking the LSAT on December 6th and am VERY nervous about it. My application process hinges on how well I do on this portion. I know that is a lot of pressure to put on one day, but I think I can handle it. I've been through a wedding okay. So be in prayer that everything goes well that day.
I am applying to 6 law schools. Count 'em. Six.
The University of Oklahoma
The University of Tulsa
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
The University of California in Los Angeles
The University of Nevada in Las Vegas
So I can definitely use some prayer for those schools as well. I will probably be doing a post about them tomorrow. Tune in lata' for more details.
I have decided that no OU alum/student should be in class or at work on this Friday. It is a solemn tradition for those serious about their academics. As a result, I will not be at work on Friday. Happy weekend to me.
Tonight is the second of three presidential debates. It is Town Hall Meeting style. Tom Brokaw will be the moderator. I will be the viewer.
Side note: Most people are down right disgusted with the election at this point. I on the other hand, am in love.
Sarah Palin Skits
As you know, SNL has been putting out quite the material lately. Of course she seems to help them out too.
The Katie Couric Interview with Sarah Palin (SNL Skit)
The Vice-Presidential Debate with Gov. Sarah Palin and Senator Joe Biden
They can be and should be viewed at the above URL's.
I am listening to Christmas music. I don't care about the scoffs that are coming out of some of your mouths at this time.
I do not, have not and never will like Halloween.
It is lame.
So in protest, I start listening to Christmas music about this time every year. I love leaves, pumpkins, pilgrims, a good white hot chocolate with caramel drizzle, October baseball, football weather, changing leaves and turkey. Those are part of a season. Some of us like to call it fall. But I do not love spiders and snakes. They are disgusting and seem to appear quite regularly around this time of the year. Therefore you cannot convince me to love Halloween. I know I love vampires (Edward Cullen for example) and witches (Elphaba and Glinda for sure) but you are in a sad state if that is the only argument you have for why I should like Halloween. They are people who exist year-round, but good try. K, thanks.
And in honor of the fact that I have been talking about things that I wish for i.e. law school, I have posted the aforementioned song. Thank you and have a good day.
And for those who are struggling with their lot in life recently, here's a little somethin' somethin' for you....
''The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you.''
Peace motha' chuckers.
Posted by Samantha at 8:50 AM