Truest of truths

This is, quite possibly, the best text message exchange I've had in, well, ever.

Me: I can't wait to see you tonight and ridicule American Idol and eat tacos til I'm plump-er. I love you more than Diet Dr. Pepper.

Him: I love you more than cheese.

Me: Oh dear! We may be on to something HUGE!

Him: I love you more than free beer.

Me: Free beer? Where?!

Him: I wouldn't tell you!

Me: I thought you loved me?


Babies love me. Seriously.

My friend Holly just sent me this sweet momento from my trip to Florida. I've already printed it out and hung it on the wall. I'm so proud.

Did you ever know that you're my hero...

Today at work, we had an American Cancer Society balloon release to celebrate and remember those affected by cancer. Sure, I supported the fundraising and sponsored a Relay for Life participant. I bought ten balloons and put my mom's name on five and my dad's name on five. My father, as I've written about before, lost his fight with his throat and lung cancer long ago . My mother, on the other hand, won her battle with breast cancer after extremely early detection and quick action by her doctors and has been cancer free for a little over ten years now. At the release today, there were chairs filled with survivors and there were empty chairs to remember those who did not survive. It's heartbreaking. The number of people, just at this little plant, who have been effected by this awful disease. At times, I'm pretty scared of my own future and wonder just where the cancer will find me. I know that's pretty pessimistic-Paul of me, but it's the truth.

Either way, I'm pretty disappointed with myself for not doing more. There was a lady who spoke who said the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life are her passions. What a wonderful thought! A passion for saving lives. Where was I on that one?

I plan to get more involved. Being on a committee isn't the end of the world. Attending a meeting on a Tuesday night won't kill me. Unfortunatly, cancer might, so I better start getting in good graces with the Lord while I still can. ha.



This virtual world is nuts, I tell you. I just read a couple of entries from a woman I've never met that brought a tear to my eye and joy to my heart. This blog world, full of drama and happiness, is amazing. Never would I have thought that I would care about people I've never met the way I do. (Congratulations again, Diane)

I read about a woman's struggles to become a single mom and am rivited.
I read about a woman's journey to be a first time mother.
Another woman writes about her fight with breast cancer- and her hopes of being a mother someday.
This woman, who I've recently discovered, chose herself instead of a man that was dragging her down. How liberating!

All of these women, I've never even met. Yet, I read their stories and laugh with them. I read their trials and cry with them. It's CRAZY, but I love it. So, thank you internet blogging strangers- for entertainment, for intriguing thoughts and for sharing your lives the way you do.


Things I'm tired of

In no particular order
  • Heidi and Spencer. These people are neither celebrities nor are they cool. Her clothing line sucks and he looks like Butthead (or is it Beavis?) and is one too. Either way, they're fake and I'm sick of 'em.
  • David Beckham and Victoria. I don't think he's hot. There, I said it. I may be the only girl on the planet who thinks it, but there it is. I bet he gets tired of her pretentious looking ass and I bet he gets tired of waiting on her. Either way, I'm sick of them too.
  • Doctor Laura. Used to, when I'd leave work, I'd catch the rerun of Broadminded on XM. They're a couple of cool chicks that talk about things I'm interested in like dissecting Lost and making fun of American Idol and being generally non-politically correct. I dig them. Somewhere along the way, the rerun of the days show got pulled and replaced by Dr. Laura. Now she's on for like five hours straight. WTF is that? I can barely stand to listen to her commercial on the station and now they've taken away my fun and replaced it with disgust. Yes, I wrote a letter.
  • Work. I haven't been busy this week and no one is hear and I'm pretty damn tired of it, too.
  • Red lights. I firmly believe that Tyler Texas USA is the red light capitol of the WORLD. The other night coming home from the library, I caught every. single. one. Even after I made a wrong turn and got lost, still no breaks. I finally accepted it and told God I would slow down. I'm still irritated, though.

Eh, that's all I can come up with right now because I'm just making myself angry thinking about it. In the comments, tell me what you're tired of. Hopefully it's not me. :)


We are?!

This is what happens when our president stops giving a shit.

Bush says U.S. economy in "rough patch"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Thursday the U.S. economy was in a "rough patch" but noted that steps have been taken to try to spur growth.

"We're in a rough patch right now," Bush said in answer to a question at a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Waste O'Money

Don't you hate it when you're at the store and you see a cool lip gloss and you think, "Maybe this will look ok..." but then you try it once you get home and it's no longer RACY RED but instead HOOKER-LICIOUS?

This is completely deceiving.

Even this picture doesn't do it justice. It looks more like goth-chic combined with "I'm a dancer". Ugh.

And yes, I'm totally going to wear it the rest of the day.



I've had this car a little over a month. Over the weekend, I got a nice crack in the windshild and then tonight on my way home from work I get a chip. What in the world is wrong with me? Am I not ALLOWED to have a semi-perfect car for just a freakin' minute?!!!

(pictures were taken with new lens but it does not in any way, shape or form indicate it's ability)

Pass it on.

I got this via email and since it's more interesting than my last post, I give you a copy & paste.

40 Tips for an Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day and while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. Buy a TiVo (DVR), tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, "My purpose is to__________ today."

5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy, and the 3 F's-- Faith, Family, Friends.

6. Watch more G movies, play more games with friends and read more books than you did in 2007.

7. Make time to practice meditation and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of six.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less foods that are manufactured in plants.

11. Drink some green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, seafood, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk, and let new energy into your life.

14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn, pass all your tests. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else will.

21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace with your past, so it won't mess up the present.

23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

24. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"

27. Forgive everyone for everything.

28. What other people think of you is none of your business.

29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

33. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

34. The best is yet to come.

35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

36. Do the right thing!

37. Call your family often.

38. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: "I am thankful for __________." "Today I accomplished _________."

39. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

40. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. Make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

Tax day!

  • I finally got the new Hayes Carll cd in the mail. Preordering it and then receiving it a day short of a week late does not make me a happy girl. That being said, I dig the album. Hayes is a love him or hate him kind- very folksy. I'm a love him kind of girl.
  • My souvenir from the weekend in Dallas is a 12 inch crack in my windshield. I heard a rock hit it on the way to the ballpark but I didn't think anything about it since I'd been hit by rocks that sounded a lot louder. Fast forward to the drive home when I finally paid attention to the GIGANTIC crack just out of my line of sight on the left side of my windshield. Welcome to the reality that I no longer have a new car.
  • I also received the new lens I bought myself. Look forward to some a-mazing pictures in the future. It would've come in extremely handy if I would have had it two weeks ago in Florida. But, oh well. Here's another picture from that visit since I'm pretty wordless today.


This is bad.ass.

I don't care who you are, just listen and prepare to have your face. rocked. off.


The things you do for love...

Sunday marks the first Rangers game of the season for my beau and I. I'm looking very forward to it, not only because I get Stoney Larue for background music, and not only because I get to see some of my favorite people but because it's baseball.

Before C & I started dating, I thought baseball was boring. "How can ANYONE stand to watch an ENTIRE game on tv?!!" "I only watch baseball if I'm there- and only sometimes then." Now, a year and a half in on the way to a lifetime, I am a baseball fan. I love spending an evening watching Rangers game on tv- I love clapping and cheering in the living room. I love yelling at the pitcher and saying, "Little Ian Kinsler" everytime he comes to bat. I love finding the game on XM while I'm driving and texting things like "Go Rangers!" to unassuming people. I am a fan. Never in a million years did I think I'd be saying these things, but it's crazy what you'll do for love.



I don't have time for a complete recap, but here's my favorite photo so far. I'm in love.


This is my Friday

  • Baseball season is upon us! My Rangers are 1-2 already, but I'm hopefull they'll come to life sooner rather than later. I need to watch some games and get to know the new faces.
  • Thank the good Lord Ramiele went home last night. I've never watched a complete season of American Idol, but C has got me into this one. That girl has sucked long enough! I'm so proud America finally came to their senses. I'll stop the rant now, but just know that I could go on and on.

  • Tonight I'm driving to Dallas for dinner with my sweet girlfriends and then tomorrow morning at the butt crack of dawn, I'm flying to New Orleans and then driving to Fort Walton Beach, FL. I'm going to visit one of my best and oldest friends and that little bundle of joy. His name is Tristen and he's already stolen my heart. I'm driving from NOLA because I had a free ticket on Southwest that expires next weekend and a $60 rental car sure beats the $500 airfare to fly me in closer. Plus, I'll get to see some Katrina sights on my drive. I promise pictures.
  • Last night I bought Tristen a camo onesie that had a picture of a high chair and said, "My first tree stand". I'm sure his daddy will appreciate that!
  • I've survived another Inventory and another month end close. That's about all I have to say about work.
  • Next weekend, C and I are going to catch a Rangers game and some Stoney Larue action at the ballpark, benefiting the March of Dimes. Justin Frazzell sure does come up with some good ideas.
  • That's all I've got. Y'all have a good weekend and try to stay out of trouble, ya hear?