Thursday, October 30, 2008

Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm

Read this article.

I Need Slleeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

I am so exhausted. Ohmigod. I cannot wait to get on that plane this afternoon and pass out. I never bring my pillow with me when I travel because I am too lazy to carry it, but this time I definintely did. Ahhh. Just thinking about sleep is making me want to pass out right now. Man, working 10 hours a day, going to school, and working out daily is freaking HARD. I am going to sleep like a baby this weekend.

Last night I got to go vote absentee because I will not be back in time on election day to go to the polls. I didn't know that you could vote absentee for so many reasons! I was really relieved when I found out. If I couldn't vote absentee I would have had to change my ticket to come back earlier, because there is NO WAY I could miss voting!!!!!! I was so relieved when I got to the place and the line wasn't that long. It took me about an hour. Woot!

Not much else exciting to talk about today. I hurried up and got all my stuff done at work because I didn't want to be stressed about it this week and up until the last minute, so I don't have a lot to do today. Actually, scratch that, I have NOTHING to do today. Except listen in to one meeting, and send a few emails. It's nice, but it might make the day go by sorta slow. Hopefully one of my co-workers will go out to lunch or something.

I am sooooooo sooooooooo sooooooooo happy that today is October 30th and I FINALLY GET TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

:)


Code Red

OMG, well if you guys can't tell, I am BEYOND excited about Jackie's new baby!!!!!!!!!! I cried yesterday when I got the news. She is so, so, so adorable and I cannot wait to go home and see her, and then proceed to spoil her rotten for the REST OF HER LIFE!!! I just cannot believe that Jackie is now someone's mom. Weird! LOL. :)

By the time I got home yesterday, I was so tired and irritable it amazes me that I actually still worked out. I did yoga, which is not super strenuous - but being that I was exhausted I still commend myself for working out!! Woot!

I'm super annoyed because I applied for an absentee ballot through the mail, and I still haven't gotten it!!! So that means I have to go to my voting place and vote absentee in person tonight. I am hoping hoping hoping that there isn't a crazy long line that I have to wait in for hours. Please God. I don't have the time or patience for that BUT I HAVE TO VOTE!!! So that means that I could end up working out super late, which is annoying because then I will be tired again. I cannot wait to sleep a lot this weekend and get some serious R & R. :)

I thought this article was pretty interesting - they did a survey and concluded that wearing the color red may boost your sex appeal! Woot!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Sydney Pics! :)




My best friend makes beautiful babies. :)


(: SYDNEY HAS ARRIVED!!!! :)


Sydney Jean Noles
October 28, 2008
7 lbs. 4 oz.

Pictures and Stuff

Hi guys! Here are a few pictures that we took of the pumpkins that we carved last Sunday!! I have some more but I haven't had time to upload them yet...



Sunday night I was watching Poltergeist and I just can't get over the fact that me, my sister, Courtney, and Tiffany used to watch that movie ALL the time when we were growing up. I just can't believe we didn't get more freaked out while we were watching it!! I was getting scared when I was watching it!

Other than that, not too much to talk about. Yesterday was a LONG day, as they all are going to be this week, since I am taking Friday off. I have to try to work as many hours as possible so I can conserve my vacation time. Since I used all of my floating holidays in February when I went to Germany, I have had to live off of PTO for the rest of the year for vacations. It's been hard, cuz you guys know how much I like to travel. I can't wait til the new year and I get all my vacation days back!!! Yay!!!

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It's really going to suck working 10 hours today and then having to go to class, and then work out. I'm probably going to pass out the minute my head hits the pillow tonight.

And omg it is sooooo cold and rainy here!!! I broke out my winter coat for the first time yesterday and it was sad. I miss summer!! I'm so glad to be going to Vegas where it is still HOT HOT HOT!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Is this how people dress up for Halloween in DC?

I thought this picture was cute. :) Dressing up like the Metro!?

Welp, another very restful and productive weekend last weekend. It was great. Omg I am so tired this morning though. I didn't get to sleep early enough last night because I wasn't tired (because I slept in yesterday morning). But I don't know about you guys, I just cannot bring myself to set an alarm on a Saturday or Sunday for anything. Well, next weekend I might because I want to watch the Michigan game, but other than that - nada!!

I cleaned out my closet and am getting rid of 4 or 5 bags of clothes. Can you believe that?! My closet is so clean and organized, it looks like Lindsay's closet! :) LOL. I love it.

Yesterday my pumpkin carving party went really well!!! The food was awesome. I made white chili and cornbread muffins, Alice brought pasta salad and brownies, Jessi brought homemade fall pizza, and Elizabeth brought puff pastries. And I made spiced apple cider with rum (kept it warm on the stove too!). It was really good. My pumpkin has a scary face, Jessi’s has a Penn State logo (even though I hate Penn State I have to admit that it turned out really good), Elizabeth did a haunted house, and Alice did a ghost.

I am soooo looking forward to Halloween in VEGAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Clumsy

Oh man I have been so CLUMSY this week. I got some new knives and I cut myself twice, then I slipped in the shower and cut my toe on the drain (omg it hurts in ALL shoes), and I dumped a bowl of milk on my couch. It's one thing after another!!

Well, not much planned for this weekend again (probably a good thing because that means I won't spend a lot of money - I need it for Vegas next weekend!!). I am staying in tonight because I am EXHAUSTED. Tomorrow I have to listen to MSU probably spank Michigan (this has been a very sad season, which is why I never discuss it), and I don't know what I'm doing Saturday evening yet. Sunday I'm having some girls over to carve pumpkins and eat halloween-inspired food. Yay! Other than that I'm just going to be running errands, working out, and relaxing. I can't wait. Did I mention I'm tired? I cannot wait to get home after work and take a nap. Today is my day off from working out and I'm going to freaking love every second of it. Woot!

I finished Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and it was soooooo good. Although, it was pretty sad. I was thinking, man, these bitches need to cheer up. But I guess it was tough living as a woman in China back in the day. Or I guess anywhere. I'm glad I wasn't born back then because I probably would have ended up dead from telling those jerks to stick it. Break my toes!? No way!

Now I'm reading a book Lindsay lent to me, Love the One You're With. It's about a girl that marries her best friend's brother. :) It's pretty good so far. I'm looking forward to getting home, getting in my pjs, and reading it right before I take my nap. :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Who ARE these sick people?

I do believe that there is a special place in hell for people who try to scam grandmas. How could someone do that? Well, someone is, and here is an article about one grandma that almost got scammed. And she is from - where else - a Detroit suburb!!! I can only imagine if someone tried to do that to my grandma. She'd probably dot their i.

Welp not much to talk about today. I went yesterday to get an estimate to fix my car and it is going to be around 800 dollars. Doesn't that SUCK?! That is, unless they have to entirely replace the bumper, which will mean I have to pay my entire deductible of a grand. Motherf$*ker!!! I'm broke as a joke.

I must say that this no carbs for dinner thing is really working out well. Don't get me wrong, it is sometimes EXTREMELY hard to resist eating bread at dinner. But I have never seen this much definition in my abs before - ever! I am busting my butt working out and training my abs, but I really feel like this is making a difference! Yay!

Only 8 more days til I get to go to VEGAS!!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

So, That's What Happens!!!!

Dudes, I had a super, super productive weekend. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it. Basically, none of my gfs wanted to go out this weekend so I ended up staying in all weekend. I CANNOT remember the last time I did that. I did so much stuff around my apartment and got tons of stuff done. I also had some awesome workouts (4.7 mile run again - woot!!) and ran a bunch of errands (new shoes - woot!!!). So, although I didn't get to go out and do anything super exciting, it was still a pretty awesome weekend. It took me all night but I cleaned out my front closet and I just can't even believe how much stuff I got rid of. It's crazy.

Well, I just realized that today is a Monday and I am NOT in a bad mood again!!!! Woot!!!! Two in a row, that must be some kind of record!!

I'm very excited because this Sunday I am having a pumpkin carving party and a bunch of my gfs are coming over with food and drinks and pumpkins! I love, love, love Halloween and everything to do with it! :) Yay!

Other than that not, much to talk about. But I know how much you guys like hearing about crazy articles I find so check out this one. I laughed my ass off when I read this. This biker posted videos of himself on youtube and ended up going to jail for inadvertently confessing his misdemeanors to the police. LMAO!!!!!! Be careful about what you post on the internet, people!!! OMG I can't stop laughing.

Oh and I started (and almost finished) making my Halloween costume and it looks AWESOME!!! I am so excited. :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

I Might Get Myself a Sickle

Wow, I am so, so, so happy today is Friday. Stress level is waaaaaaaayyyy down. Even though I have a lot to do this weekend, it is actually looking possible that I will get it done at this point, so I feel calmer. Yesterday I was on the verge of panic. I hate that.

Not much to talk about today...

I thought this article was funny and ridiculous in a sick sorta way. This lady was attacked from behind while she was cutting grass for her cow with a sickle (India), and she cut off the dude's head who attacked her. Well, they're saying that she is going to be charged with culpable homicide, which I think is absolutely ridiculous! He attacked her!! Hellooooo! I woulda done whatever I could to get away from the dude too! I mean, she did take a celebratory jaunt through town with his head, but...

Okay it might not be a good idea to celebrate cutting someone's head off if you want to somehow claim that you only did it in self defense...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Patience is NOT One of My Virtues Today

OMG. I cannot even begin to explain how annoyed I am with this computer right now. It is taking like 3 minutes to load each web page that I try to go to. WTF!!!!!!! 3 minutes doesn't seem like that long but it IS A LONG TIME while you are waiting for a stupid web page!!!!! Wow, how annoying. Ugh.

I am so glad today is Thursday. I am soooooo looking forward to sleep, sleep, sleep this weekend. That is all I have planned, besides working on my Halloween costume and working out, and I am totally fine with that. I'm exhausted right now.

Work has been okay lately and busier, but since I have recently taken on some new tasks I feel like all I ever do is bug people with questions and I feel like I am annoying. Not the best feeling to have, but I guess I would rather do that than screw something up. So I am just going to have to be annoying for a little while longer. Oh well.

Tonight, not much on my plate other than the usual - working out and then my favorite show, CSI, is on. It is the only show I follow. Also, I am going to go buy some new running shoes because mine are dead. I can tell cuz my feet are starting to hurt when I run. Bummer. I swear I go though shoes like crazy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!!!!

Wow, I have absolutely nothing to talk about today. That's not normal for me. Weird.

Last night was boring. I had class, and I did get as far as writing the table of contents for my business plan. It always helps me to have an outline to follow. So I have that going for me, which is nice. We got out of class at 7 which was AWESOME and then I just went home and vegged out for the rest of the night. So, needless to say, today I have to go bust my butt working out cuz I feel like a cow from taking a day off yesterday. I know, I know.

Alright, how about a joke since I'm boring today?

Blonde on Blonde
A blonde was speeding in a 35 mile per hour zone when a local police cruiser pulled her over. The police officer who walked up to the car also happened to be a blonde. She asked for the blonde's driver's license.

The driver searched frantically in her purse for a while and finally said to the blonde policewoman, "What does a driver's license look like?' Irritated, the blonde cop said, "You dummy, it's got your picture on it!"

The blonde driver frantically searched her purse again and found a small, rectangular mirror down at the bottom. She held it up to her face and said, "Aha! This must be my driver's license", then handed it to the blonde policewoman.

The blonde cop looked in the mirror, handed it back to the driver and said, "You're free to go. And, if I had known you were a police officer too, we could have avoided all of this."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I just figured she was a raging alcoholic!

Bad news guys, BU did a study about drinking and it shows that alcohol decreases brain volume. Even worse, the effects are more pronounced in women. So yeah, when you say you killed a few too many brain cells after a night of drinking, you are actually speaking the truth. Check out the article at this link. Fortunately the study showed that the changes are pretty small, and it's not linked to impaired memory or mental function. So that's a relief. Whew. I can't give up vodka!!

Welp not much exciting to talk about today. I didn't do anything last night but work out and chat online with my honey. It was nice to get some good sleep last night though. Tonight I get to go to class, which should be super fun and exciting like always. I am going to start writing my business plan during class I think. That way I hopefully won't have to work on it much outside of class. Woot!

Okay this post is boring.

Do You Know More About the Election than These Kids?

Monday, October 13, 2008

I'm Not in a Bad Mood on a Monday - Woot!!!

I find it such an amazing thing that I am not in a bad mood on a Monday it is ridiculous!!! Wow!!! Yay for me!! I had to share this video because it seriously cracked me up for like 5 minutes:

Isn't that the cutest thing ever!?!? OMG. So cute. I could not stop laughing.

Well last weekend was super fun. Saturday night Alice, Jade, and I went to a new club in DC called Fly Lounge. It was fun but sorta strange - it is designed to look like the inside of an airplane, and all the people working there were wearing steward or stewardess outfits. The DJ was good and we danced almost the whole time we were there (like normal). It was REALLY expensive though. I couldn't believe it when I closed my tab. I felt like I was in Vegas. Cripes.

Sunday I went running on the fitness trail at Burke Lake Park and it kicked my ass like always. I always forget how long that trail is until I get on it and it takes me 45 minutes. Which, by the way, isn't too shabby for me because it is 4.7 miles long! So I ran it in a little less than a 10 minute mile! I know that this is slow to real runners but that is seriously an accomplishment for me! :) Woot! It was an absolutely gorgeous fall day and it was amazing.

Other than that not much else going on...I started reading a new book last weekend, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. It's really, really good so far. I just got through the part where they are talking about foot-binding and it almost made me heave though. It sounds so disgusting. Do you know they would bind their feet and walk on them until all of their bones broke! OMG. Sick. I feel like heaving now just typing about it. But, other than that it is really interesting LOL! Oh and I don't know if I mentioned that my book club chose The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult for our next book. I've already read it, of course, because you know my obsession, but I am really looking forward to discussing one of her books with the girls! :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Get in loser, we're going shopping.

Hi guys. It's Friday!!! Woootttt!!! Well not much planned for this weekend. I think I'm just going to play it by ear, which will be nice. I'd like to do some shopping and hiking and dancing at some point. Not necessarily in that order. I need to go get the stuff for my Halloween costume. Other than that I really can't spend a whole lot of money cuz I have to pay to get my stupid car fixed. Which, by the way, is going to drive me off the deep end because GEICO IS CRAZY!! They have called me so many times I am about to go insane. I'm going to tell them that I feel harassed, because I do. It is seriously out of control. They want me to make a decision about getting my car fixed, which I am going to, but maybe they should consider the fact that MAYBE I don't have an extra 1000 bucks just lying around to spend at the drop of a hat. Hellooooooooooooooo.

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I can't think of anything else interesting to say. But omg look at this article - this shark is like a total feminist and had a baby entirely without a boy shark. They're calling it a virgin birth, which if you ask me just sounds like all she did was take the fun part out of making a baby. Booooooo!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Guardian Provider Woot!

I've talked about this already (posted on March 30, 2006) but check out this personality test at this link.

I'm an ESFJ, and a Guardian Provider. OMG most of it is so true of me!

I was curious if I ended up categorized the same as I did the last time - and I was!'

And Omg look at this article about a couple that split up and literally sawed their entire house in half. There's a picture, and it's hilarious!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Monday Blues Finally Gone

I am in such a better mood today. Thank the Lord. I hate being in a bad mood. Sometimes you just can't shake it.

Welp not much exciting to talk about. Last weekend I went on a two-hour hike with Alice in Prince William County and it was so gorgeous. It was a great workout and great to do something different. :) We had fun. Other than that it was just same ol' stuff as usual.

Oh, I watched Good Luck Chuck and I thought it sucked. Ha ha, that rhymes. Sorry to say it but Jessica Alba isn't the greatest actress, and neither is Dane Cook for that matter. And the whole penguin thing was totally stolen from 50 First Dates.

This week seems to be going by sorta fast to me. This weekend I think I am going to start getting my Halloween costume together, which is exciting. I freakin' love Halloween! :) I cannot wait to go to Vegas!!! Woot!

Oh man, remember the other day when I was talking about the Infant Safe Haven Laws? Check out this article - people are citing this law in order to abandon their TEENAGERS. Some are even crossing state lines so they can do it! Okay, I know it's not funny - but in a way, it is; think of how many times you acted like a jerk as a teenager and your parents may have considered dropping you off at a hospital so they didn't have to deal with you anymore. Every state has a safe haven law, but Nebraska is the only one that doesn't have an age limit. So unless you're planning to make a trip to Nebraska, you are stuck with your a-hole teenager. Sorry. LOL.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Grrrrrr

I hate Mondays and I especially hate Mondays that start with me being woken up at 7 a.m. by jerks cutting the grass at my apartment complex. Grrrrrrr.

I'm not going to write anything more because I do not want to infect you with crankiness.

But here is an interesting article about phobias. Wet wood, clowns, rodents, etc. etc.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Nerdy Space Articles

Space news people.

First, this article talks about how they recovered the diary of one of the astronauts that was on the space shuttle Columbia. Pretty interesting, especially if you like space and forensic science, which I do.

Second, this article talks about how there is an extremely low number of sunspots (not this low since 1954) this year.

Friday, October 03, 2008

FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY

So happy it is Friiiiddddaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!!! OMG. I love Friday. I cannot wait to SLEEP IN tomorrow. It was SO COLD this morning when I woke up. I didn't want to get out of bed at all. I actually had to turn on my heat when I finally got out of bed. Isn't that sad? I'm not not not not not ready for cold weather! NooooOOOoooOoOOoOOoooO!!

Tonight I'm going to get my hair done and I'm totally pumped. I got to work early today just so I could leave in time to get to my appointment, which sorta makes me laugh because I didn't get to work early for a work-related reason one day this entire week.

I thought this article was hilarious and also really sweet; this guy rescued his dog from a shark!! There are more pics and stuff on Cute Overload as well. Poor Jake the rat terrier! Okay guys, I'm going to be honest here, but I don't really know if I would fight a shark to save my dog. Especially in this case (if you watch the video interview on the webpage) - because the guy says that the shark grabbed the dog and went under water, and he had to dive in and find it. WTF?

Thursday, October 02, 2008

For this club, not for the earth.

Ho hum another day at work. Hopefully today I will be busy all day again though. That would be nice.

Sheesh I just cannot think of one interesting thing to talk about right now. Writer's block. Go figure.

It is super cold here right now. I hope this is just a fluke because I am not ready for cold weather. I had to put an extra blanket on my bed last night and this morning I did not want to get up because I was so warm and toasty.

Not much fun going on tonight. Same ol' working out and then finishing some laundry. I hate laundry with the fire of a thousand suns. Oooh I do think I get another movie from Netflix tonight though, so that will be good.

I'm ready for the weekend.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Rainy Day

It's rainy and not too cold outside today. Perfect napping weather. Wish I were at home doing just that right now. That would be nice.

Hopefully it stops for a half hour between the times of 6:45 and 7:15 though, so I can go running. :)

Not much really to talk about today....

Oh we got an A on each of our presentations!! WOOOooootttt!