Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Life Update

So here's the deal. I haven't blogged in awhile. I'm sorry. My life is super busy and I never thought the blog would be the thing that falls to the side. But it is and it has.

That being said, here's what's going on...

Externship.
Bar Application.
Running.
Sleep.
Mock Trial Prep.

Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

But you know what??? I totally love it. I know that life won't always be this many life events going on at once. It's still been a lot of fun.

In the mean time, I thought I'd share some fun stuff.

-If you haven't watched this video yet, you are missing out on the experience that is life.




-I might be a slight mascara junkie. I kinda got away from it during the bulk of law school because well, I dressed like a street child for the majority of it. Now that I have to look like I belong in court, I'm back on the whole "wearing make-up regularly, so I don't scare people" train. As a result, my mascara obsession has reared its ugly head again.

My latest love? Rimmel London Scandal Eyes in Extreme Black.

Go getcha some.

- I've really been considering eating clean. So I've been asking around for blog suggestions. I really like this one called paleomg.com

- I know I'm late to the party, but Crockpot 365 is also awesome!

Hope y'all are doing well!

Happy Thursday!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Confession is good for the soul. Especially on Tuesday.


  1. I am really starting to get the hang of wearing heels. I also really like them! 
  2. I have a Top Five Shows List. The Newsroom might be on its way above Sons of Anarchy. 
  3. I sometimes curl my hair at night so I can sleep on it and have beach waves. It's a hit or miss process.
  4. I want to beat Notre Dame soooooooooooooo bad!
  5. My best girls are coming into town in three weeks. It's gonna be epic around these parts.
  6. I even ordered a sequined skirt for the occasion.
  7. Think on this outfit combo: sequin skirt, white boyfriend tee, black leather jacket, and leopard heels. YES MA'AM!
  8. There may or may not be a video of Jessi and I doing the fight song. We also have zero cheerleading experience. Minus cheer clinics when we were in grade school of course. 
  9. I am ten kinds of delirious today. It's from a lack of sleep. I'm trying to get on a good schedule, but really, it's hard when there are so many things to do and only so many hours in the day to do them. Plus, I might be reading on the side before the bar. 
  10. Tonight, my plans include working on some bar stuff, finishing a book, running, and eating a good meal. 
What are your confessions? Are they mundane or riveting? Happy Tuesday! 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday Mumblings...

I mumble on Mondays. It's a thing. You get used to it.


  • Well. This whole going to work regularly thing takes some getting used to again. I've got to figure out how to have energy throughout the day.
  • I re-read Fifty Shades after the casting decisions were announced. I need a teaser trailer now. I don't think this is too much to ask.
  • I have newscaster hair now. It's legit. 
  • Some of our very bestest friends are coming into town in less than a month. It's gonna be a top night the whole weekend! 
  • I'm behind in the twitter and blog world and I hate it. I'm making a conscious effort to get back in the game. 
  • I need Old Navy to get serious about business clothes and quick. Otherwise our relationship may have to be re-evaluated. Because Banana Republic thinks it is decent to charge $198 for a single blazer. Uh...no, it is not Banana Republic.
  • I can't say anything about where I work. But I will say that I LOVE IT!
  • I heart the Newsroom.
  • Six o'clock comes EARLY y'all. 
Happy Monday! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Go Shawty, It's Ya Birf-Day!

"...we gonna sip Bacardi like it's yer birfday!"

Except not really.

Because I like tequila.

But seriously. It's my birfday.

I spent the day in court. It was cool. I know that's nerdy, but it's where I am in life.

Then I raced home for Mexican food and margaritas.

It was a good life decision.

I miss my husband terribly. He's celebrated every birthday with me since I was 21. It's weird for me to not have him here.

But a nice consolation is to have Jessi here with me.

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut I digress.

Here's what I want for my birthday:

I was thinking about it this morning on the way to work. And I've decided that I'm going to be brave this in my 29th year.

Not that I am super scared by any means to try out new things. I never have been.

However, there are some areas that could use some stretching. I know what they are. So I will just say, stay tuned for now.

In the mean time, I hope y'all rock out today!

Happy Tuesday and Happy Birthday to me!


Friday, September 6, 2013

Whur I've been...

SO.

Last week, I really didn't feel like blogging. It usually happens while I'm on school break. Nothing unusual.
Then we went to Oklahoma.

And it was so good to see family. We also got to see Sugar's nieces and nephews. (My sister's boy dog, Winston, and Sugar are brother and sister.)

(I realize that no one cares about that clarification. Nonetheless, clarification made.)

I ran my first race in Oklahoma while I was there. It was a lot of fun and I plan to do a review on it. It was only a 5K, but still every race counts!

We had lots of great food. We hit up the local casino one night. As most of you know, my dad won a Jaguar there. So when he walked in, lots of people made jokes about not even entering because my dad had entered. It was pretty funny.

I felt like the weekend flew by.

Oh before I made it to Oklahoma, I stopped in Arkansas and stayed the night with BRandon. Jess headed on to Oklahoma. We had Chik-fil-A, hit up Sam's Club for a few things. But the part that I was most excited about?? I got to check out Rush Running and get a feel for the local running scene.

We've been talking a lot about where we want to be settled when I'm finally there and we really liked Bentonville. It turns out that there is a huge running community there and I am really looking forward to trying everything out!

I stocked up on some new flavors of Gu. Hopefully, they're not terrible. The kiwi strawberry looks promising, but I'm not holding my breath.

We headed over to Tahlequah after some lunch and just enjoyed the drive. We got to catch up on the latest news in family, town, and school matters. It was just nice to talk to one another and be around each other.
Before we knew it was Monday and time for us to drive back to Michigan.

This is when I had a grand revelation.

I WILL NEVER DRIVE A LONG DISTANCE ON LABOR DAY EVER AGAIN.

I realize that most of you probably think this has to do with traffic. However, I am here to tell you that it does not.

Labor Day is meant to be spent doing nothing. Just chilling with family, eating some good food, and maybe getting in the pool.

It is NOT meant to be in a car for a long period of time. I like road trips. Listen, most people know that I actually, am in fact, a LOVER of road trips.

But there is a time and place for them. Labor Day does not qualify. Just in case you were wondering.
We got back late Monday night.

I had my first day of externship on Tuesday. I was dead to the world for the majority of the day. School was great, but there are some other things that are going on right now that could use some prayer. So by the time I hit the hay, at 8:30 and managed to squeak out an email and a text, I passed smooth out.

I wanted to write this post about my last first day of school, but clearly that didn't happen. Wednesday flew by and before I knew it Thursday was here and Friday is obviously today.

I get how people can go on blog hiatus and not really mean to do so. Life can be very busy and exhausting when you're not in your physical home all day.

So. That's whurr I have been.

What are y'all up to this Friday?

Boomer Sooner!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

To my sixteen going on seventeen self,

You're not going to believe this, but in about six months you're going to decide you want to be a lawyer. I know this sounds ludicrous. But in just a few days, this major life-changing event occurs (History calls it 9/11) and you will really start to think about all those Kennedy biographies you've been reading. You also will go page at the state capitol and decide that you want to be a part of history. You don't want to sit idly by. You want to be at the center of it all.

I know you have this grand idea that you want to be a sports trainer, but you also have lots of grand ideas that aren't so great right now.

Like your choice of boyfriend. Although, I will say that your husband does hail from Ponca City. But he is definitely NOT the joker you're currently dating.

(And yes, all of them really do call the high school "Po-Hi.")

(Yes, it is really dumb.)

BUT. Dude is tall, dark and handsome. And he loves you a lot. You also happen to meet him and get married before law school. I know that doesn't mean a thing to you now, but when you finally take hold to this law school business, you have this wacked out idea that you want to go to law school and then start looking for a husband.

Further more, he is NOT making your ex jealous. Not even a little bit. I know that is unbelievable to hear, but it is true.

But you want to know what is really crazy??

N*Sync....{DEEP BREATH}... breaks up.

I KNOW!!!

Well not really, but Justin goes solo. Either way, things just haven't been the same. There are no good boy bands now, no matter how hard they try. And believe me they try.

The good news is that they do a reunion of sorts. Justin pulls a "Beyonce" though.

(By the way, a "Beyonce" is where one gets back with the group for only 30 seconds on stage and then dismisses the rest of the band like dogs because he/she is too much of a diva to let anyone share the spotlight. Beyonce did this to Destiny's Child and it was ridiculous.)

And yes, Destiny's Child breaks up as well. Beyonce was just too bootylicious.

If you think that is crazy, get this! Brit-Brit and Justin don't make it.

I KNOW!!!!!!

She also doesn't remain a virgin. She also might lose her shiz and go cray-cray for a bit.

And Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey do NOT live happily ever after.

It is a wild, wild world you'll live in during the next 13 years. The world will change drastically in 2001 and not all of it for the better.

But I digress.

My point to all of this is to tell you that your dream starts this year.

It's not just a dream.

It becomes a reality. And it is just as awesome as you think it is. It's hard as all get out.

But still really awesome.

How do I know this?

As I write this, I am in the beginning of the last semester of law school. You've spent the last three years in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!

The winters suck. Spring doesn't really exist. Summer is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too short. But fall. Oh fall, it is the best time of year.

So just know that when that idea comes along in about six months. It'll all work out.

Love,

28 about to be 29 year old Me
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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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