Monthly Archives: September 2008

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I am sucking as a blogger lately. Real life takes over some times and I’m so tired at night that I don’t have the energy to think long enough to put my thoughts into anything worth reading (not that this will be).

I guess the only way to put my thoughts this afternoon is to group them into the following categories…

The Ugly:

*The Gas Crisis is sucking.
*I’m closing my fiscal year, I should be closing business. Instead I’m fighting fires and business is so slow that there isn’t really any to close.
*I’m scheduled to take the GMAT in October, and high school level math is killing me.
*I was supposed to have a mini break next weekend and there has been a mix up in the dates and now I won’t be able to make it! Boo.

The Bad:

*Just like Brookem, I hate it when people at stores ignore me when they’re checking out.
*My body aches from all of my running and Zumba.
~My teacher is prego and she is needing some help, so I’ve been jamming at least 3 times a week!
*I feel the same was Brandy does on a lot of things. Like 1,2, 3, 4, 6, 10. (Did I mention she only had 10 items on her list)

The Good: (Because I always save the Best for last)

* Today is Kristen’s Brithday! Go visit her and make sure to give her some lovin’. xxxo
*The FREE Discovery Download on iTunes is a Little Jackie song that I think is super cute…and it’s FREE so check it out.
*My momma is visiting this weekend from Ohio and I could use some serious mom time.
*I’m loving the fall line up. It was the best surprise to see Lipstick Jungle on my DVR!
*Isis went home on ANTM and that rocked my week!
*I ran my longest run ever last Sunday and was able to run 7.3 miles!
*Amy’s doing this amazing photography project called BELIEVE. I’m so excited to be a part of it! My shoot is Tuesday and I can’t wait! I will for sure be sharing with you all! Be sure to check out her site and see what she’s done so far.

I hope your weekend is filled with more Good than anything else.

Happy Friday!

PS- If you’re debate watching, be sure to go to your closest liquor store and pick up some loot for Julie Q’s Presidential Cocktails or Brandy’s Debate Drinking Game!

PSS- Speaking of voting…I hope you’re voting for Brandy for Best Relationship Blog HERE! And Jamie’s Shopping Blog HERE!


Panic at the Pump

I wish that this wasn’t for real…
But here in Queen City, there isn’t a drop of gas to be found.
Tuesday evening, I saw a station that was packed. A few hours later I saw cops, but I didn’t understand what could be wrong. I have been working like crazy, watching DVRed TV and listening to XM radio and my iPod. Somewhere in the midst of my craziness, I missed the memo that we were having a major gas shortage and I only had 1/8th of a tank!
Yesterday the line was over 2 miles long and you could only get $20 at a time (aka-5 gallons), not to mention that they only had a few hundred gallons at the 3 stations in town that had gas.
We were supposed to have a relief today, but last night at 11P, people were sleeping in their cars in front of a gas station who was rumored to be getting a truck in at an undisclosed time!
Lucky for me I waited for about 30 minutes this morning and was able to get enough to get me going for the weekend. I tried to go back to fill up for a friend a few hours later so that she would have gas to get home for her mother’s 60th birthday party, but the station ran out just as it was my turn to pull in.
In less than 12 hours, a gas station was 100% sold out of gas! How does this happen?
To top it all off, it hasn’t stopped raining all day.
Of course not.

Sticks and Stones

You all know the childhood saying…

But you know what can feel worse than words?


Because if all my friends jumped of a bridge, I would too!

I saw this first on Brandy’s Blog, but I have 4 letters in both my first and middle name, and I know this and never have to count, and I don’t detest Monday’s so I didn’t qualify as tagged. Today I got tagged by Amanda, so now I’ll be giving it a go!

***WARNING: I’m not good at just picking one answer.***

A. Attached or Single? Single. If you don’t count the 10 boys without shirts on that I feel in love with Saturday morning at the 5K.

B. Best Friend? I’m so lucky to have a few of them in each of the places that I’ve lived.

C. Cake or pie? Cake. I love it. I would celebrate all holidays with cake…cupcakes are my fav! I will not, however, turn down a piece of pie. My mom makes a mean apple pie!

D. Day of choice? Wednesdays. Hump day, ANTM, half price martini night at Therapy, Zumba. I do love Fridays too!

E. Essential item? Other than my doggie? My camera, blackberry, CL shoes.

F. Favorite color? I know it seems so predictable, but pink it is! It’s so happy and girly, I just adore it.

G. Gummy bears or worms? Worms. When I was little, I used to always get a Beetle Juice kiddie cocktail at Max and Ermas and they were the best part! Plus with worms you get 2 colors.

H. Hometown? Westerville, Ohio. The largest suburb of Columbus, OH. Home of Benjamin Hanby. You know the Christmas carrol, “Up on the House Top”? Well, he wrote it.

I. Favorite indulgence? Pedicures, US Weekly, and iTunes.

J. January or July? Hands down July. It’s my birthday month, I love fire works, and I love summer.

K. Kids? I love them. I hope that one day, if I ever sucker some poor man into marrying me, I’ll get to have a few.

L. Life isn’t complete without? Hope, love and music.

M. Marriage date? Please. In case you were wondering, I took my mother as my wedding date a few weekends ago. I think a better question is, “When is my next real date?” to which I still can’t give you an answer.

N. Number of brothers and sisters? I’m the oldest of 4 (2 brothers and 1 sister), and we all have 4 letter names…first and middle. John Paul is 23, Mark Alan is 21 and Lori Anne is 17. *Plus I now have one sister-in-law.

O. Oranges or Apples? Both! How can you compare? They’re so different. “Apples to Apples” is my least favorite work expression, but one of my favorite board games. In case you care.

P. Phobias? Failure. I hate it.

Q. Quotes? I’m a quote whore…so here are a few:

“Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.”- Margaret Young

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”-Audrey Hepburn

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss

R. Reasons to smile? There are a hundred reasons to smile. My dog, my friends and family, a job I enjoy.

S. Season of choice? I love the summer…going to the beach, pool parties, patios, my birthday…let me count the ways!

T. Tag 5 people: If you haven’t blogged in a week or if you haven’t done this survey.

U. Unknown fact about me? If I tell you, then it will no longer be unknown!

V. Vegetable? I love brocoli. I also really like cucumbers. I wish I liked more veggies, but they aren’t really my thing.

W. Worst habit? Snooze. I am the worst about pushing snooze. I will close my eyes for as little as 2 extra minutes just to get the chance to!

X. X-ray or Ultrasound? I sold an ultrasound this week! (CHEER!) So I guess I’ll go with that! I prefer MRI…I guess I just think that the technology behind it is so amazing. (Not to mention if I could get one booked I could pay off a ccard or two and perhaps get a new pair of shoes!) *I don’t talk much about work on here, but I sell imaging equipment, so I’m totally geeked out by this stuff.

Y. Your favorite food? I’m such a carnivore. I love a good steak with mashed potatoes. I also love pizza. I’m pretty sure I could eat it almost daily.

Z. Zodiac sign? I told you I’m not a one answer type of girl. I was born on the cusp of Cancer/Leo. Closer to the Leo side. So I guess you could say I’m caring and fiery all at the same time!

Busy Busy Busy

I’m so sorry that I’ve been slacking on my posts lately. Life has caught up with me and I haven’t had the time to write…. But, I have a few fun things I’ve been up to that I can share!

One of my BSR’s Erin, had a birthday! Yeah!

And we celebrated by going to the US National White Water Center. It was a blast. If anyone lives in the Carolina’s or is visiting here, I highly suggest going. It’s man made rapids, but it was still super fun!

Auburn Kat sent me this adorable scarf from Ann Taylor Loft for her Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway. Thanks Kat! It was such a nice surprise and I love it!

BSR’s got a new member Brie! We ran in the Hog Jog this weekend (5K) and then ran 6 miles on Sunday. In case you forgot, I’m training for a half marathon in December. And I must admit…I’ve been a terrible runner. I hadn’t run a straight 6 miles since the Bridge Run in April. I’m so lucky that I have such good friends that push me and support me!

I couldn’t do it without them!


I’ve been reading tons of goodness around the blogosphere lately and I promise to be a better poster! Hope you’re all off to a good start for the week!


They call it a crush for a reason…

Each and every time you see them your heart flutters into your throat and you feel like you’re never going to be able to breath again. Your head is so high in the clouds that at moments you forget about the rest of the world.

But when it’s all said and done with, and your off your high, your so low that you could be crushed at any moment.


It was my freshman year of high school, and my friend Sarah and I shared her senior sister’s locker because it was closer to all the cute senior boys and the front of the school. We got to walk by the “wall” where they would all post up between classes and stare at the girls when we walked by. We wore skirts, flipped our hair and giggled every time we walked by.

He was my mother’s nightmare. A senior, with a car, who played his music too loud, called too late and smoked cigarettes. Not to mention that it was inevitable that at the end of summer he would be running off to college.

I thought that I was going to throw up with nervousness when he talked to me for the first time. I nearly passed out when he asked for my phone number. I jumped ever time the phone rang at my parents house hoping, wishing, and crossing my fingers that it would be him. The first time we hung out after school, I was shaking the entire way to his friends house, partly because the bass in his car was so strong, and partly because I didn’t know what I was going to say. He drove a black Acura Intergra, 2 door and I had his licence plate memorized so that I wouldn’t confuse his car for someone else’s. (I am fully aware that this is crazy.)

We never dated, not really, but I don’t know that I had ever crushed on someone so hard in my life!

He went away to college and it was too much for me. I was getting home from dance class, doing homework and getting ready to go to bed, and he was getting ready to go to a party. He still called and wrote me letters, but at the end of the day I choose to date one of his friends that was still in high school. (Who also ended up breaking my heart.)

He came home for a few years, but his girlfriend kept us from being close. We always stayed in touch…I went to college, he moved to LA. Our relationship shifted into a more brother/ sister relationship.

It’s been around 6 years since I’ve seen him. Over a year since I’ve talked to him…but he slips into my thoughts on occasion and I wonder if he still thinks of me.

Yesterday I opened my AOL email, one that I rarely check…and I got this email.

You ever going to call me? I have been waiting around for Hotmail give me your archived email…I hope you receive this!!!

I guess I don’t have to wonder anymore!

I sent him my number and he called me today. I got excited like I did in high school, but things are so different now.

It’s been 12 years that we’ve been friends! We’ve both grown but I love that we can still chat like no time has passed.


Do you still have a high school crush that haunts your thoughts? What would you say to them if you got the chance?

"Don’t Call it a Comeback" also known as the MTV 25th VMAs

I know I’m not the only one disappointed by the VMA’s. Jamie and Julie both hated them too. Not to mention my favorite radio program YO! on E, and pretty much everyone else I’ve talked to.

Brit~ I love you. Still. But this was not a come back.

Christina~ You can sing…no really, I know you can. There was no excuse for you lip syncing. I don’t care if you dance, just sing.

LL Cool J~ You’re good to look at, but please. Quit trying and go out on a high note.

Kim Vo~ You bragged on how hot Brits hair was going to be. Let’s face the facts, you’re out…Ken Paves is in.

Demi~ You’re bangin’, but what were you doing at the VMAs. If Ashton was my hubby, I wouldn’t let him leave my sight.

I wasted 2.5 hours of my Sunday night waiting for something great to happen. It sucked.
No come backs.
No drama.
And the worst part…I know you will play it more than 100 times before next year!
Shame on you MTV.