Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas time is here! Happiest time in all the year!

I hope everyone is enjoying their day. I have enjoyed the past 25 days with you all. I am still sicker than a dog as is Brandon, so this post will be short and sweet.

Merry Christmas y'all!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wednesday is "What Christmas Is All About" Day, Charlie Brown

Howdy, y'all. I know you come here expecting to read the wise words of Miss Samantha Kay; however, today you are treated to the wise words of her friend Emily instead. Sam is sick, so I've been so gracious to step in as a guest blogger. Because, after all, we wouldn't want her 25 days of Christmas promise to be broken, nor could we miss an Educational Wednesday!

Because today is December 24, Christmas Eve, I think the topic of this educational post should be a pretty obvious choice. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season - you know, shopping for gifts, traveling to visit family, decorating the tree(s), watching Elf, etc. - it's very important that we remember exactly what Christmas is all about.

And I can think of nobody better suited to educate us on that topic than Mr. Linus van Pelt.



I hope you enjoy the holiday, wherever you are, and take some time to remember what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

xoxo--
Your friendly guest blogger, Emily

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Yes, I know it is not Favorite Friday.

After the 25th, I plan to fully enjoy the fact that I have not required myself to post every day for 25 days straight and will be skipping Friday's post. So I'll be posting my favorite's post today.

I've decided that I'll be returning to the movies for a moment. I love Christmas. I make no bones about this statement. If you haven't figured this one out yet, then you are seriously behind especially for the fact, that I mentioned 25 days in my opening sentence.

However that is neither here nor there. I am going to post my top 5 Christmas movies of all time.

5. The Santa Clause
4. Miracle on 34th Street
3. A Christmas Story
2. A White Christmas
1. Christmas Vacation

There you have it. Hope you're enjoying the holidays with kids and kin.

Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 22, 2008

6:25 pm = 1 whole year

If every word I said
Could make you laugh
Id talk forever (together my love)
I ask the sky just what we had
Mmm it shone forever
(together my love my my my my my my my my my my my my my)
If the song I sing to you
Could fill your heart with joy
Id sing forever (together my love my my my my)
Forever
Forever
Ive been so happy loving you
Forever by the Beach Boys


Today is our very first wedding anniversary. We are no longer newlyweds and I am a little sad about that to be honest. However I would not trade this year for anything. We have learned a ton about who we are as a couple and where we would like to be in the future. I love him more than I could ever tell him. We have had a ton of fun this year, as well as our fair share of ups and downs. But in the end, we have learned that marriage is commitment that must be worked on daily. I can't imagine a day without him in my life and nor do I want to really. God has blessed me with a wonderful man for a husband. He loves to love me. Sounds vain almost, but it is definitely important. If we do not love hard, we can never know what love truly means.

And speaking of loving hard, we need a dog soon or that whole no kids for 3-4 years policy is headed straight down the tubes.




SIKE!!


Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

the night before

Tomorrow is my first wedding anniversary.

Tomorrow is my first wedding anniversary.

TOMORROW IS MY FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!!

Nope. It still hasn't sunken in yet.

It hasn't sunken in that a year ago, I was a nervous wreck. I haven't talked about this at all before now, but I was really nervous the night before our wedding.

When we left the church, I formed a very huge knot in my stomach. The girls and Cody went to see Alvin and the Chipmunks, and the boys went to see National Treasure 2. I saw the movie, but I wasn't really paying attention.

Then we went to Wal-Mart, just me, my mom, and sister. I almost cried I don't know how many times on her. And Lord knows we saw our fair share of people while there. (Ha. I even saw my very first ex! I think this happens to every girl in some form or fashion right before their wedding.)

And finally when I got home, there was my dad. You know the part in the movie, Father of the Bride where the brother and sister say goodnight one last time? Well it happened for the four of us, and I definitely heard my dad crying down the hallway. (Btw I had only heard him cry one time before in my life.)

By then the knot was so huge, I thought I was going to explode. I wanted so badly to text Brandon and see if he felt the same way. It was well past midnight and I definitely was not allowed to speak to him at all at that point. So I had to wait.

I think I dozed off around 3 only to be wide awake at 8:30. I have never slept well the night before big events in my life. It just isn't my style.

....

And now here I sit, yawning, because I can't wait to get in bed...no knot in stomach at all. My husband is in the other room playing the guitar and tomorrow just seems like another day. The only reason I am still up at this point is so I can change my fbook status at the appropriate time.

That's so weird.

Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Annnnnnnnnnnnd I'm safe!

I made it in time for my 20th straight day of posting! Phew.

I told Bear (nickname for my husband from now on) this morning that we had to be home from my parents by a certain time, because I had to blog and not only did I get a look of disgust followed by a smirk and one serious eyeroll, he added the ever Izzie remark..."Seriously!?!" to the mix. I explained to him that I was in the middle of my 25 days of Christmas posting session, somehow I still don't think he was concerned, even after I shot him a "watch it mister" look.

But it was I who had the last laugh.

Because after we found the 7th Harry Potter book, Bear says to me, "don't forget to blog sweetie, it's almost midnight."

And I said, "thank you for the blog topic."

The end.

Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 19, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things: Editorials

I was a political science major in college. So I like to offer my opinion a lot, especially if it is about an issue that is close to me. So as you might imagine, the editorial section is my favorite part of the paper. This is the best I've seen in a long while. I hope you enjoy.


Editor:
As I watch the coverage of the fate of the U.S. auto industry, one alarming and frustrating fact hits me right between the eyes. The fate of our nation's economic survival is in the hands of some congressmen who are completely out of touch and act without knowledge of an industry that affects almost every person in our nation. The same lack of knowledge is shared with many journalists whom are irresponsible when influencing the opinion of millions of viewers. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama has doomed the industry, calling it a dinosaur. No Mr. Shelby, you are the dinosaur, with ideas stuck in the '70s, '80s and '90s. You and the uninformed journalist and senators that hold onto myths that are not relevant in today's world.

When you say that the Big Three build vehicles nobody wants to buy, you must have overlooked that GM outsold Toyota by about 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. and Ford outsold Honda by 850,000 and Nissan by 1.2 million in the U.S. GM was the world's No. 1 automaker beating Toyota by 3,000 units.

When you claim inferior quality comes from the Big Three, did you realize that Chevy makes the Malibu and Ford makes the Fusion that were both rated over the Camry and Accord by J.D. Power independent survey on initial quality? Did you bother to read the Consumer Report that rated Ford on par with good Japanese automakers. Did you realize Big Three's gas guzzlers include the 33 mpg Malibu that beats the Accord. And for '09 Ford introduces the Hybrid Fusion whose 39 mpg is the best mids ize, beating the Camry Hybrid. Ford's Focus beats the Corolla and Chevy's Cobalt beats the Civic.

When you ask how many times are we going to bail them out you must be referring to 1980. The only Big Three bailout was Chrysler, who paid back $1 billion, plus interest. GM and Ford have never received government aid.

When you criticize the Big Three for building so many pickups, surely you've noticed the attempts Toyota and Nissan have made spending billions to try to get a piece of that pie. Perhaps it bothers you that for 31 straight years Ford's F-Series has been the best selling vehicle. Ford and GM have dominated this market and when you see the new '09 F-150 you'll agree this won't change soon. Did you realize that both GM and Ford offer more hybrid models than Nissan or Honda. Between 2005 and 2007, Ford alone has invested more than $22 billion in research and development of technologies such as Eco Boost, flex fuel, clean diesel, hybrids, plug in hybrids and hydrogen cars.

It's 2008 and the quality of the vehicles coming out of Detroit are once again the best in the world.

Perhaps Sen. Shelby isn't really that blind. Maybe he realizes the quality shift to American. Maybe it's the fact that his state of Alabama has given so much to land factories from Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes Benz that he is more concerned about their continued growth than he is about the people of our country. Sen. Shelby's disdain for "government subsidies" is very hypocritical. In the early '90s he was the driving force behind a $253 million incentive package to Mercedes. Plus, Alabama agreed to purchase 2,500 vehicles from Mercedes. While the bridge loan the Big Three is requesting will be paid back, Alabama's $180,000-plus per job was pure incentive. Sen. Shelby, not only are you out of touch, you are a self-serving hypocrite, who is prepared to ruin our nation because of lack of knowledge and lack of due diligence in making your opinions and decisions.

After 9/11, the Detroit Three and Harley Davidson gave $40 million-plus emergency vehicles to the recovery efforts. What was given to the 9/11 relief effort by the Asian and European Auto Manufactures?

$0 Nada. Zip!

We live in a world of free trade, world economy and we have not been able to produce products as cost efficiently. While the governments of other auto producing nations subsidize their automakers, our government may be ready to force its demise. While our automakers have paid union wages, benefits and legacy debt, our Asian competitors employ cheap labor. We are at an extreme disadvantage in production cost. Although many UAW concessions begin in 2010, many lawmakers think it's not enough. Some point the blame to corporate management. I would like to speak of Ford Motor Co.

The company has streamlined by reducing our workforce by 51,000 since 2005, closing 17 plants and cutting expenses. Product and future product is excellent and the company is focused on one Ford. This is a company poised for success. Ford product quality and corporate management have improved light years since the nightmare of Jacques Nasser. Thank you Alan Mulally and the best auto company management team in the business.

The financial collapse caused by the secondary mortgage fiasco and the greed of Wall Street has led to a $700 billion bailout of the industry that created the problem. AIG spent nearly $1 million on three company excursions to lavish resorts and hunting destinations. Paulson is saying no to $250 billion foreclosure relief and the whole thing is a mess.
So when the Big Three ask for 4 percent of that of the $700 billion, $25 billion to save the country's largest industry, there is obviously oppositions. But does it make sense to reward the culprits of the problem with $700 billion unconditionally, and ignore the victims?

As a Ford dealer, I feel our portion of the $25 billion will never be touched and is not necessary. Ford currently has $29 billion of liquidity. However, the effect of a bankruptcy by GM will hurt the suppliers we all do business with. A Chapter 11 bankruptcy by any manufacture would cost retirees their health care and retirements.

Chances are GM would recover from Chapter 11 with a better business plan with much less expense. So who foots the bill if GM or all three go Chapter 11?

All that extra health care, unemployment, loss of tax base and some forgiven debt goes back to the taxpayer, us. With no chance of repayment, this would be much worse than a loan with the intent of repayment. So while it is debatable wh ether a loan or Chapter 11 is better for the Big Three, a $25 billion loan is definitely better for the taxpayers and the economy of our country. So I'll end where I began on the quality of the products of Detroit.

Before you, Mr. or Ms. Journalist continue to misinform the American public and turn them against one of the great industries that helped build this nation, I must ask you one question.

Before you, Mr. or Madam Congressman vote to end health care and retirement benefits for 1 million retirees, eliminate 2.5 million of our nation's jobs, lose the technology that will lead us in the future and create an economic disaster including hundreds of billions of tax dollars lost, I ask this question not in the rhetorical sense. I ask it in the sincere, literal way.

Can you tell me, have you driven a Ford lately?

Jim Jackson, Elkins Fordland
This incredible editorial was from a Ford Dealer in the Pittsburgh Region….

Merry Christmas.


P.S. I don't even LIKE Ford.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mr. Bear sleeps over

Last night for the first time in the time that we have been married, I went to bed without Brandon. He works for the library and since it is finals week they are open 24 hours a day. So last night was his turn. He only had to stay as long as he could make it. I originally thought he was going to stay until like 2 or something, but he said he planned to stay the whole night. Okay fine.

I think that it is important for you to know at this time that I am now and forever will be a fraidy cat when it comes to the dark. And when I say fraidy cat, I am talking, every light in the house in on until I go to bed. If there is more than one tv, both are on. If the boogey man is going to get me, it won't be because I couldn't see him, thank you.

Phew, glad that one is out in the open.

As a result, I have had a bear for as long as I can remember sleep in my bed. That of course ended once I was married to Brandon. He knew about the bear of course, because when I went somewhere, the bear went. Call me childish, weird, silly...whatever you will because I have no shame about this matter. At first, Mr. Bear was there for comfort and then as I got older it was because I started to go to cool places and I figured that he should come along too. Mr. Bear has been to Boston, LA, Washington D.C., Florida, Las Vegas, St. Louis, Breckenridge, San Antonio, Graceland, OU/Texas, Jamaica, Cozumel, and Grand Cayman.

The bear is goin' places, okay!

But as I mentioned before, I am married now with my very own real bear to sleep with every night. (Katherine, it is okay if you snickered. I did too.) And as one might imagine, Mr. Bear has been booted from the bed, and has not been on any major trips minus our honeymoon cruise. He didn't sleep in the bed, but I figured if I was to be a world traveler, he should too.

My POINT, to this madness ladies is this. Last night, since Big Bear was gone, Mr. Bear was back in...the bed that is. I mean, HELLO I was alone in my house!

So, I got ready for bed. I fixed the pillows into a semicircle around my body. I, then, worked my way through the house turning off the lights. I started with the lights furthest from my bedroom. As I turned off the lights, I checked every room making sure nothing was abnormally placed. I checked the locks about twenty times, and finally turned off the tv in the living room. I turned off the bathroom light, made sure I had my phone, my reading light and the remote control. I turned off my bedroom light and LEAPED into bed. I read more of Harry Potter 6, watched Sex and the City on TBS. It was then that I saw Mr. Bear on his stool in the corner. I was so excited that I jumped out of bed, grabbed him and put him right next to me before I even turned on a light.

I was so dang brave and it was all because of Mr. Bear. I slept great too...until Brandon called at 2:38 in the morning because he was at the front door. He couldn't stay awake any more and decided to come home. I should have put Mr. Bear back in the corner, but I didn't. It was nice for him to be there if only for one night. Maybe he'll be my sleepover buddy in the future when Brandon has to go on his business trips for work one of these days.

Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday is "ultimate wish list" Day.

Tisdale did this a few days ago, and I am taking my turn now.

Should there be no monetary limits, I would want the following for Christmas.

1. Traveling abroad for at least three months to Hawaii, Rome, Mexico, London, New York City, Turkey, Greece, Scotland, and the Bahamas...and anywhere else I could think of...
2. a Chanel bag
3. acceptance to law school...completely paid for.
4. my dream house...built in Norman.
5. and the brand new Camaro..due out next summer.

Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

for real?!?

I work very hard at every thing I do. I do not like to half-ass anything. If I feel like I did, then I will beat myself up over it for weeks. Naturally, I am always a work in progress. One of the life-long goals for myself is to be in public service. I used to tell people that I was going to be the President. I don't know if my ambition is still that high, but I would like to work in and for the public.

When you work for the public in the political environment we exist in today, not only are you held accountable for your qualifications to do the job, you are also held accountable for your private life as well. Since the Monica Lewinksy scandal, there seems to be no room for mistake at any point. (I don't agree with this scapegoating tactic used by the Republican party, but that's another post for another day.)

As a result, I try to maintain my professionalism level on a high rate at all times. I suppose in that aspect I am very much a child of the 90s. But here is why. It is so much harder for a kid to be taken seriously in this world right now. I take myself and the things I do very seriously...no matter how serious or piddly they may be. I do not and cannot afford to slip up on doing something right because the one time I do not fulfill my expectations, people older than I am lose all faith.

I REALLY HATE THAT.

I hate it because when the tables are turned, they just get to chalk it up to making a mistake. And everyone but most especially me, is just to accept it for what it is. I am expected to move on and make sure I don't make the mistake again.

THAT IS DOWN RIGHT RIDICULOUS.

It's ridiculous because all it does is create more people just like them. And we all know how that has worked out so well.




Phew.

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 15, 2008

so I changed my mind...SUE ME.

I had something posted earlier, but it was my lame excuse for not wanting to do a decent post. I have since taken a shower and now feel much better.

While in the shower, I contemplated what I would blog about...I find it funny, that I set aside time in my day however large or small to think about this ol' bloggy. Anyway, I found no inspiration in there. It seems that the shower was a rejuvenation factor only.

Tomorrow is our office party and I asked Brandon to brown the sausage. I can cook...very well in fact. However I do not like to cook fried things. i have been popped once too much. As we were standing there Brandon asked for a bowl to put the sausage in until it cools. He asked for the empty butter bowl that he had cleaned. I said '' Oh good I can just get rid of it tomorrow at work."

To which he replied, 'oh no you won't...unless you buy me some good storage bowls for things like this."

(At this point my post could go two different ways...what to get him for our anniversary which is a WEEK FROM TODAY...or to talk about the clean empty butter tub. I choose the butter tub.)

I have no problem with buying him some bowls. I do however have a major problem with keeping cleaned out butter tubs. For starters...

We are not hillbillies.

We can afford decent bowls.

I refuse to be one of ''those'' people.

We can still be good stewards of the Earth without these bowls and without leftover Wal-Mart bags I promise.

I won't even begin to discuss the origin of these nasty habits, but they are a major no-no.


And as a result, I will be throwing that bowl away tomorrow after I use it at the party.

Thankyouverymuch. Good day.

Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

As soon as my sister gets home we are...

  • going to Rhema to see the lights.
  • going to Honor Heights to see more lights.
  • going to the Castle to see more lights and blow-ups.
  • staying up late to watch movies.
  • giggling and talking about the latest.
  • having a holly jolly Christmas!

Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sammy won it y'all!

I am first of all, very excited that Sam Bradford won the Heisman. The other two were way overrated and the right man won. That being said, let's hope for two things...

1. That we steer clear of the Heisman curse in January.
2. And that Sammy Bradford doesn't go pro.

I am working on my old movie watching and I need suggestions. So far, I need to watch:
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Sabrina
African Queen
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Moonstruck
The Shop Around the Corner
Charade
The Big Sheep
Vertigo

Gotta run. It's dinner time.

Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 12, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things: the Movies!

I loooooooooooooooove movies! When I was growing up, I was one of the children who did not have cable. (Insert Jeff Foxworthy "Flipper" statement here.) So when there was nothing on tv, we watched movies. As a result, I have many a favorite and thus the feature of today's post is born.

1. Pick 17 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search or other search functions.
6. No looking at my favorite movies on my Facebook page...(if you are so fortunate to be my friend that is...)

1. "Shes not Chaylene. Think about it... Do you honestly think a Playboy centerfold would have nothing better to do on a night like this than show up at a Kappa party with a bunch of kids?" ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING...MEREDITH C.
2." It has come to my attention that the maintenance staff is switching our toilet paper from Charmin... to generic. All those opposed to chafing, please say 'Aye'. " LEGALLY BLONDE...MEREDITH C.
3. "Anyone who wants to be a can't-hack-it pantywaist who wears their mama's bra, raise your hand. " THE SANDLOT...EMILY
4. "Why is Congress saying one thing and doing nothing? "
"Well, tradition mostly." CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR...SHEA
5. "I don't know if I oughta go sailin' down no hill with nothin' between the ground and my brains but a piece of government plastic."
"Do you really think it matters, Eddie?" CHRISTMAS VACATION...CARISSA
6. "Harry... It's not how you are alike. It's how you are not... " HARRY POTTER 5...EMILY
7."Better get under cover, Sylvester. There's a storm blowin' up, a whopper. Just speakin' the vernacular of the peasantry. Poor little kid, I hope she gets home all right." THE WIZARD OF OZ...CARISSA. (I'd like to add that I CANNOT believe some people didn't get this one. This is my ALL-TIME FAVORITE for crying out loud!)
8. "You're not going to use the story, Mr. Scott?"
"No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."
9. "Maleficent doesn't know anything about love, or kindness, or the joy of helping others. You know, sometimes I don't think she's really very happy. '' SLEEPING BEAUTY...JESS T.
10. "Everybody's staring."
"Not that guy. No he just looked. Breaking all the rules now anyways."
"Since I'm going to hell. " TWILIGHT...EMILY
11. "I do independent study with her. I catch her lookin' at me a lot. It's kinda cool, the way she's always lookin' at me. "
"Maybe she's retarded."
"I'm being serious, ok. She looks at me like she's in love with me." SIXTEEN CANDLES...CARISSA
12. "You're her foster mother or you're a prison mother. "
"I'll take prison for 200, Alex."
13. "Who am I more? Jackie or Ethel, and you have to pick one. Who Am I more?"
"...Samantha" BOBBY...JORDAN
14. "Yes, Annelle, I pray! Well, I do! There, I said it, I hope you're satisfied."
"I suspected this all along!"
"Oh! Well don't you expect me to come to one of your churches or one of those tent-revivals with all those Bible-beaters doin' God-only-knows-what! They'd probably make me eat a live chicken! "
"Not on your first visit! " STEEL MAGNOLIAS...SHEA
15. "I can't color enough, I would color all day every day If I had my way, I would use every crayon in my box "
"We get it! You like to color..." SEX AND THE CITY...EMILY
16. "Now, they tell me I paid my debt to society. "
"Funny, I never got a check." OCEAN'S 11...MEREDITH C.
17. "In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women. "

Good luck.

Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What a day...well week for that matter.

Typically my work week starts off extremely busy and then tapers off. That hasn't been the case this week. While I do work better under pressure, I just haven't wanted that pressure this week. I go on vacation in 6 work days and there are some major projects that I would like to have tackled before that time. Bluh.

On another note, I finished New Moon...and when I say finished I mean I skipped the bad part in that book. And speaking of New Moon, it looks like there may be an earlier release for the sequel. Hopefully they don't botch it. I posted my very first comment on PITNB yesterday because of that very possibility.

Man...this posting every day thing is harder than I thought it would be. Good thing tomorrow is a featured post. I better start brainstorming now.

Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesday is "12 days of Christmas" Day

I always think it is neat to know the meaning behind the lyrics chosen. This year I learned something new about the "12 Days of Christmas".

1 True Love refers to God
2 Turtle Doves refers to the Old and New Testaments
3 French Hens refers to Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues
4 Calling Birds refers to the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists
5 Golden Rings refers to the first Five Books of the Old Testament, the "Pentateuch", which gives the history of man's fall from grace.
6 Geese A-laying refers to the six days of creation
7 Swans A-swimming refers to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments
8 Maids A-milking refers to the eight beatitudes
9 Ladies Dancing refers to the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit
10 Lords A-leaping refers to the ten commandments
11 Pipers Piping refers to the eleven faithful apostles
12 Drummers Drumming refers to the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle's Creed

Pretty cool huh?

Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My boss, the Scrooge

I do not talk about work at all, but today warrants a good occasion.

I absolutely love Christmas. I know you all know this, but my boss is the exact opposite.

He does not like the fact that it is too commercialized and that also he gets burdened by the fact that so many children go without at Christmas time.

This is a good reason to be a Scrooge.

He spoke about being fortunate enough to always HAVE at Christmas. His wife is a school teacher and every year like my mom she buys school supplies and at Christmas time she buys presents too.

I never knew what Christmas was like without presents.
I never had to worry about that being a possibility.
I never had to wonder at any moment where my next meal would be.
I never had to worry about being cold.
I never had to worry about my clothes not fitting/being worn through/whether or not my patches would hold.

This is all due to my parents. I hope that all of you enjoyed the same growing up. And if you know someone who isn't, I hope you do what you can to change that situation.

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 8, 2008

On the 8th day of Christmas

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me.
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.


Annnnnnnnnnnnnd...u need to know the latest about Twilight. New Moon could be here sooner than later!

Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Take that Texas CRYhorns! And I TOLD you Chase Daniel was OVERRATED!

Party in the city where the heat is on
All night on the beach till the break of dawn
Welcome to miami
Buenvenidos a miami
Bouncin in the club where the heat is on
All night on the beach till the break of dawn
Im goin to miami!
Welcome to miami!

In
case you haven't heard, the Sooners are going to the National Championship! I for one am totally thrilled. I hope we rock 'em, sock 'em and bop 'em!


In simpler terms...let's kick some ass!

In other news, I finished wrapping those Christmas presents. I read the rest of the Entertainment Weekly. I really like that magazine. As you can tell from my statements above, OU won the Big 12 Championship. I'm still working on New Moon and am currently in the middle of the 4th Harry Potter movie. My list of things to do are coming along quite nicely it seems.

Merry Christmas.



Saturday, December 6, 2008

well it finally happened...

I took the LSAT this morning. I think I texted everyone to pray for me. If Jesus had a cell phone, my text would have been something to the effect of "Oh please oh please let this go well!! If I get one wrong, how bout you change the answers up for me, okay?"

Ha...okay maybe it was only funny to me.

I sang along to Britney Spears' "Piece of Me", *NSYNC''s "Gone" Snow Patrol's, "Chasing Cars" and Coldplay's "Viva La Vida." I may have also listened to songs 1,3,4,5,6,10 and 11 of the Legally Blonde the Musical cd too. But if I admitted that I might sound a little cheesy...oops! I did it again! Haha. I also listened to that song too.

Side note worth mentioning, everything gets really blown out of proportion when a big test is looming in front of me. For example, I couldn't sleep because it seemed like our house suddenly went from being from the roaring 20s to pre-statehood status with all the creaks it made. Brandon's snoring...well enough said and I wigged when I couldn't find my favorite chapstick AND my lucky underwear this morning!

As usual, I have strayed from where this post was originally headed. That's a Southern thing I think. I feel that it is important background information for you as the reader/listener to know all details. Otherwise the story simply doesn't go together.




Alright, I'm ready to talk about what really happened today. After the morning LSAT debacle, I met up with my husband, siblings and mom for a cheer competition. My little sister is destined to be Homecoming Queen some day. I mean really, she's a shoe-in considering her big sister was THE Football Sweetheart...which as you all know is second in line to the crown as I walked out before the Queen. Not to mention the fact, that the girl is virtually amazing at whatever she does. She'll cheer in the fall, cheer and play basketball in the winter and run track in the spring....

Details are important people. Details.

So after we watched her perform we headed to Barnes and Noble. Now that I finally have a life again, I can return to my world of book worminess. I bought the new J.K. Rowling The Tales of Beedle the Bard. I also decided that I needed to read something of historical substance. Naturally, I went to the biographical section to find a Kennedy book. I've read just about everything there is to read in this section at Barnes and Noble...or so I thought.

I stroll down the aisle and realize the inevitable happened. I have read EVERY and I mean EVERY book in the Kennedy biographical section in the Tulsa Barnes and Noble. (Isn't it funny that I say Kennedy bio section as if it literally has its own section in the store?)

I don't know whether I should be proud or cry.

I mean, since I was 14 I've been reading...and reading...and reading...and reading about the Kennedy family.

Jackie, Joan and Ethel...read it...and own the movie.

Mrs. Kennedy...read it.

The Kennedy Men...read it.

The Kennedy Curse...read it.

The Kennedy's :The Next Generation...read it.

The Kennedy Women...read it.

Caroline Kennedy...read it.

And the rest I can't remember their title names. But I've read them and I've read all of these more than once.

So...if you need Christmas ideas for yours truly, find a Kennedy book that I have NEVER read...and you my friend will be an instant winna' full of life and viga'! (Winner full of life and vigor.)

Ah well, I did find out that Entertainment Weekly is now my best friend in the celeb goss' world. So I guess there is something to show for the day. And it's Harry Potter weekend on ABC Family. So it seems I'll survive...for another day. And then there's that second book of the Twilight series to read again. But it's no fun cause let's just go ahead and say it...Jacob is NO Edward. I'm trudging through it like a trooper in the trenches. And then there's the Big 12 Game where the Sooners will hopefully have their torches ready so that Chase Daniels can die in a fire yet again! And I do have some Christmas presents that desperately need to be wrapped.

It still isn't the same without a new Kennedy book to read...not the same at all.

Friday, December 5, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things...well people: The Kennedy Family

First of all, this is my 100th post.

Happy 100 to me....woo!

Not that I have that many followers at this point. But you know, it's some sort of accomplishment, I suppose.

Now onto the reason for today's post. As you all know, Sen. Clinton of New York is now the Secretary of State Designate for President-Elect Obama's administration. Naturally, she will need someone to take over her spot in the Senate.

And guess who the lead potential for that spot?

CAROLINE KENNEDY
I am beyond elated about this!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Flightless bird, American mouth

I am obsessed with this song. It's from the movie soundtrack for Twilight.
I'm not kidding you, I can listen to it over and over again. And naturally I did some research on it. It's actually a song about the American dream. But it can also easily play into context for the movie. I hope you're having a good day little readers wherever you are.

Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wednesday is "Pet Peeve" Day

During my last semester of college, I stayed active in my sorority for many reasons. The biggest being that I needed that time to just be with other girls. One of the events for the semester was our Fall Member Retreat. At the retreat, we stayed up until the wee hours of the night giggling about nothing important. (When I say wee hours I'm talking 2 or 3...yes we might have been a little lame that night. Bite me.) One of the topics of discussion were our pet peeves.

I'm not really sure why I am thinking about this night or this specific conversation, but I am so bear with me....maybe I'm not feeling the motivation required to deliver the usual magnanimousness that I do. (Yes it is a word.)

Here are a few of my pet peeves:
  • I do not like it when someone does not close their mouth while eating. SMACKING is even worse.
  • LIARS.
  • People who act a certain way around one group and a totally different way around another group.
  • Grudge holders...you know the kind that have the ability to punish the ones who have committed offenses simply by being in their presence without saying one word. But you know they still hold it against you by their actions.
  • If you do not know the words to a song, do not sing. It is that simple. Listen to the song until you do.
  • Brown-nosers. I will not kiss your butt to get you to like me. I am a good person and that will show if you give me the time to do so. I have bad days just like every one else, including yourself.
  • Nosey people. We all are a little nosey if we let ourselves be honest, however there is a whole other level that is unneccesary.
  • Snide, underhanded remarks. If you have something to say, say it.
  • Agenda setters. Now I am not talking about having a plan for your life. I have no problem with that, but when your plan means you'll be the cause of friendship break-ups in order to do so, then count me out. ESPECIALLY if you do not own up to your own actions.
  • Finally, life does not happen to you. Take responsibility for your own actions and quit blaming your issues on other people. You have the ability to choose your responses to other's actions, whether they be vile or simply wonderful.

Well I've stepped off my soapbox for the afternoon. I hope you're having a considerably wintry afternoon. And for those of you who live in a city, I hope you're drinking Starbucks for me.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

"Now that's holiday!"

Kids, I've decided that like the ABC Family Channel, I'm going to have my own 25 days of Christmas...well sorta. I've decided that I am going to be committed to posting for the first 25 days of December. I know you're not surprised in the least at this point about my holiday spirit, but I've got a little story to tell kids.

Once upon a time...okay well actually it was yesterday, I finally let myself freak out about the LSAT. And the day before that, my sister went back to Never Never Land aka Norman. The skies were dark and the clouds looked grim for it is another 17 days before I see my sister again and it is only 4 days until I take the LSAT. They were dark times. And to top it all off, I was/am running on a serious lack of sleep. You can ask anyone, I am dragging tail in the office today.
I was on the verge of GASP...losing my Christmas spirit!!



Now do you understand the severity of the situation? I began to wonder if Christmas could exist with such a dark cloud as the LSAT waiting for me on Saturday. Oh sure I could celebrate after, but what about those 6 days lost...and then the magesty of Jesus appeared the vessel of one of God's creatures.

I work for the humina humina blah-dy blah and today one of the people who come into the office regularly came in early due to health reasons.

As he left, he smiled and told me "Merry Christmas."

I smiled and told him, "you too."

Now I know it might sound silly, but the simple wishes of a Merry Christmas to me totally turned my day around. (Not to mention the fact that this is the first time this Christmas season that someone has wished me so.)
And I thought to myself that the man's simple but genuine wishes were the very essence of what Christmas is all about.

God sent his son simply so we truly might be able to know his genuine love for us.
It is as simple as the wishing of glad tidings and great joy to one another.

So Merry Christmas everyone...Merry Christmas indeed.

Monday, December 1, 2008

oh shizzzzz!

That's great, nice plan. Now can we think this through? Harvard Law School?
ELLE(Spoken) I have a 4.0 average.
ADVISOR(Spoken) Yeah, in Fashion Merchandising. What makes you think you can do this?
ELLE Love! I'm doing this for love!
And love will see me through
Yes with love on my side, I can't lose
And Harvard can't refuse
A love so pure and true
Don't lawyers feel love too?
ADVISOR(spoken)Even if they do . . .(sung)What you want, sweetheart is no easy thing
If you're going to swing it, it will wreck your senior spring, yeah it's true
First, you'll need an LSAT score of more than 174
So no more parties for you
You'll need a killer essay, or do not even hope
And glowing letters from your betters
Any chance you know the pope?
Oh, no? Too bad cause that would be a coup
And you've got a lot of work in front of you!

Pray for me. I take the LSAT on Saturday. I've been taking practice tests and the school bug has bitten me again. I've never wanted to do something so badly in all my life. Yowza!!

So this Saturday morning, wake it up a little early...say around 8:30 am and pray for me...Sam the girl who will be start taking her LSAT at that very moment in some disclosed location. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAASE!!!
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Hi y'all! The name's Samantha. You can call me Sam if you like. I am a lover to a boy I met at Falls Creek in the summer of 2005, that is a student of Jesus, a Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die I'll be Sooner dead, Democrat by party, blonde to the core, and oldies but goodies kind of girl.
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