Friday, January 30, 2009

sonic.


Today at lunch time I headed to my favorite supplier of Dr. Pepper. It seemed like a good day to try out the drive thru....

let me interrupt the story to say I really am a creature of habit, I hate new things and change (even the slightest change) makes me feel a little ill....

Well today I was feeling a little brave, daring even. So, I thought I'll try the drive thru, I've never used it I always just pull up to the little station and wait for the nice carhop to bring me a drink. But, today I figure it's only a drink, I won't make them come out in the cold to bring it to me, PLUS I won't have to tip if I drive myself around.

I've always assumed that the drive thru is for people who are getting fast stuff...you know just drinks....I pull up, wait for what seemed like a long time for a drive thru (surely I don't have to push a button here right?) I started to feel a little bit nervous (maybe I made a mistake)

Finally, the guy comes over the speaker and says "Welcome to Sonic, blah, blah, blah"

this isn't so bad after all "may I please get a large Dr.Pepper with easy ice"

------silence------

"um you're in the drive thru"

at this point my heart starts racing a little bit, I'm feeling nervous and I have no idea what to say....am I not allowed to use the drive thru? what's wrong with the drive thru? what do I do? should I pull up to a stationary ordering place? HELP?!?

I didn't say anything.

"um you're stopped at the drive thru right?" the nice boy says

meekly "yes" I held back from apologizing profusely and asking if I should move somewhere else.

"it'll be $1.71" did he sound angry to anyone else?

there I sit behind the other 3 cars waiting replaying the whole scenario wondering what I did wrong.

THEN do you know what happened? a girl walked out of the door and brought me my Dr. Pepper (I tipped her).

I should have stuck with what I know.

I will NEVER use the drive thru at Sonic again.

So much for trying new things, that stunted my growth for awhile...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

work!

This is me at work today!
Schools are still closed but, I braved the roads to head out of the house for the first time since SUNDAY, and let me tell you I don't know how much more I could handle being stuck in the house.
I'm so excited to be out!
However, not excited enough to dry my hair and put on any make up...baby steps...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ice.

I am going on day two of being iced in. YUCK! it has been in the single digits for two days. YUCK! Hopefully, I'll get to go to work tomorrow. (fingers crossed) I'm tired of being stuck. Luckily, we have electricity, so I guess I can't complain too much. Hope you are warm, or at least able to leave the house wherever you are...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

MC HAMMER


It's been a slow blogging day...so I thought I'd leave you MC Hammer's personal blog. It should be good times and fun readings if you're a little bit bored.

Monday, January 19, 2009

FLORIDA!!!


I just got my tickets to head down to Florida!!
In 45 days I'll be sitting on the warm sand! I'm so excited!

Friday, January 16, 2009

walmart, fleece, and new bffs?

So, some of my friends Christie thinks I need to find some new friends and not to talk to any of the boys that are currently a part of my life. I always hear her voice in the back of my head (you know like a conscience). I was grocery shopping at Walmart last weekend when this cute boy caught my eye, we were in the produce section I really just looked several rows into the grocery store we kept running into each other, like literally. I couldn't help but notice that we were dressed alike (read jeans and grey fleece nothing crazy people). What I didn't notice was his wedding ring (dang it) not like I was going to talk to him...but still! About halfway through the aisles up walks his cute wife (hope she didn't see me batting my eyes at him). So, no big deal obviously it isn't in the cards for me to drop those I currently hang out with. I didn't even think the story was worth repeating, surely not blog worthy...

that is until last night when I went to a meeting and who would be walking in before me? It was cute wife...what? This city is HUGE what are the chances we are in the same place at the same time?! No, big deal she doesn't know who I am. (she did keep looking at me weird). If that weren't weird enough do you know that when I went to Walmart this afternoon she was there AGAIN?! Obviously I need to be bff with this girl and not her husband (I've seen her 3 times in less that a week!) weird.

Hope that kept you entertained...sorry I forgot about Wordless Wednesday this week. I really didn't remember until yesterday when one of my other blog reads put hers up late...suck.

tomorrow, I'll be in my MECA at a wedding show with Abbi! So, excited!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dear Thursday,

I realize you've had a ton of responsibility lately. It all started with Christmas and all of the joy and anxiety that went along with that. Then there was New Year's day and all of the changes (and black-eyed peas) that comes along with that. Last Thursday was the much anticipated game that ended not quite how I would have hoped. And that brings us to today...NFL draft entering deadline...

Thank you so much to McCoy, Trent, Sam, and Greshy for not making me wait all the way until today for you answer! And thank you even more for deciding you love college more than money! (or whatever your reasons were).

Here's hoping that for the next week I will not have knots in my stomach even once, and that you can be a normal just like every other weekday day!

Only 232 more days until the first game! Get excited!

Thanks again Thursday for all of your hard work!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

no id, no...

nothing?

I guess I've started looking older in the last few months (maybe since my birthday?). You may remember this post in which I was almost denied access to a movie because I did not have an id with me. You know back in October when I didn't even look 17. Times have changed my friends...

The last two times I've gone out to get adult beverages I have not even been asked for any form of identification...what are you kidding me? I go from looking under 17 to well enough over 21 to not even ask for my id?

do you think it's all my new wrinkles?


I really hope it's that the people serving me know the boys much older than 21 guys I was with and not that I'm looking that much older

Either way I guess we all have to get older some day....

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Breakthrough!!!

Every day that I work (which is not every day) I have the same anxiety...it's not about if my boss is going to be angry about something, or a client is going to call mad and demand to know where I am located (that happened once), it's not about finishing my work in a timely manner. Every day my anxiety is over the mail man. See, I'm pretty sure he doesn't like me. He always looks at my computer (which often has a game, a blog, or ESPN pulled up by the time he comes) and then looks at me in this disapproving way. I never know what to say to him, I mean I'm pleasant enough but my boss always has a nice little conversation with him. And me...well I just trip over my tongue. Then there is this other problem, the door is about 6 of my steps (for a normal person this might be 3 steps, I have a very short stride) away from the desk, and I never know should I just sit at my desk and let mail man bring me the mail, do I get up and walk to him to get the mail, do I just roll over in my chair? I really have no idea what mail protocol is. And I worry about it. A lot. ya, I might be a little crazy...

Yesterday, I was sending out a mass mailing of sorts and had a bunch of mail I needed mail man to take, I was a little nervous...I don't want to make him mad. He obviously already doesn't like me. So, every time I look at the pile I feel a little apprehensive about his upcoming delivery. He finally arrives, we make the awkward exchange of the mail, you know I roll a few inches stand up walk half a step and take the mail from his hand as he walks from the door. Then I say "um would you be able to take this mail for me? please, maybe if it's not a big hassle" Mr. Mail Man says "uh, no" what?!? I was so startled, he always takes my mail. Mr.MM laughs and says "just kidding I'll take it." I stammer "dddddo you want me to put a rubber band around it?" haha no it's fine" he says "I'm sorry there is so much I can take it to the post office" I sheepishly say. He laughs and says no big deal. I regain my composer and say "Thanks so much. Have a great day!" (probably the first normal human thing I've said to him in months) He smiled and wished me a good day as well.

Here is hoping that I finally had a breakthrough and today when said mail man comes I won't act like I don't know how to interact with people....

Except I still have no idea...walk, stand, roll, stay?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday








Sadly these are the only pictures I took in Tulsa. Happily they are too cute!

Enjoy looking at Gizmo!

He's a Boston Terrier.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Because it's Tuesday

5 things you probably maybe didn't know before today:

15% of Americans secretly bite their toe nails (ewww)

Libya has no natural rivers

When the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers play football at home to a sellout crowd, the stadium becomes the state's third largest city. (they've sold out the last 297 games *ncaa record)

An albatross can sleep while it flies. It apparently dozes while cruising at 25 mph (if only I could that while driving)

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Not Me Monday!!


This is my first ever Not Me Monday! If you wanna know all about it head over to MckMama's blog (she started it/hosts it) and read more experienced NOT MErs!

I did not spend the last 5 days of my life reading every single post on MckMama's blog because she is my new favorite blogger. I would never do that I have far more important/interesting things to do in my life than sit in front of the computer reading 1300 blog posts of some stranger with really cute kids.


I did not spend one day with two different ex boyfriends (at different times) this weekend, and even if I did I wouldn't publicize it on my blog because that would just make me look bad.


I did not hurry up and read to the end (or beginning) of MckMama's blog today so that I could participate in nmm...because really I do have a life.


I did not find an old banana in the backseat of my car this week. And even if I did find a rotting banana in my car I would have thrown in away immediately not just moved it to the other side of the car so no little feet would step on it. That would be unsanitary.

Christmas 2008

I remember the first time Christmas changed for me, it was the year we stopped going to the farm. I thought I'd probably never recover, I was ready to cancel Christmas (I was about 11) I've never really been all about presents, I've always been about family and tradition (I hate change). The first thing that happened when we left the farm was we no longer had Christmas Eve together as a "big" family, mostly I missed pigs in the blanket and game time. With time I adjusted to Christmas in Edmond, it turned out it was pretty nice not waking up in a hotel Christmas morning, we sat in a circle to open presents no longer kids in front, grown ups in the back, and the playground across the street provided hours of entertainment for the new kids. There were a few Christmases in college that I spent in Florida they never really felt like Christmas, so those two years were like the years without Christmas. This Christmas was all about trial and error, our first Christmas without Grandma (well I guess last year was, but really no one even counts that it was just too soon). Sadly, I never got into the Christmas spirit, it just never felt right. Again this year just like that Christmas 15 years ago I was more than ready to cancel Christmas, I didn't even take many pictures. Next year I am lobbying for a family cruise instead of Christmas. Some of the little kids my still be too little to appreciate the fun in this.

anyway, here are this years christmas pictures...



Blake and Clint

Blaine


I need a tanning bed...


Taking pictures


So Sleepy!

Painting Christmas ornaments!

Story time

Clay after Kay's car uphill

Nathan after car pushing

Charlie went to Aunt Kathy when he didn't get what he wanted

Olivia and her look alike doll!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

No boys allowed!

Here is girl cousin day in backward order (because I really don't have the desire to change it). I didn't do so well taking pictures...but we started our day with lunch at The Cheesecake Factory, followed that up with lots, and lots of shopping and then sugar cookie men making and decorating! Natalie making cookies!

The mixer broke half way through and Natalie mixed the cookies by hand!

Olivia licking the beaters


Olivia's photo shoot in the car


Car photo shoot

(Olivia took probably 20 pictures of Natalie I choose only this one for the blog)

best cousin friends!

Making a funny face (and driving)

Natalie didn't get the funny face memo!


Getting ready to leave for girl cousin day!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Slumber Party!

Everyone was so excited that Natalie and Nathan were flying in we all wanted to be there when they got in!



Olivia snacking

Grammy's best bowls ever!


Best Friends!


How much longer...


"aw man, I got some on the table"

Cleanest painter....

if you look closely you can see her hair standing up...


so serious



Painting away


Cheese!


favorites


new jammies!

they made it! best friends!

seriously I think Blaine and Blake would trade for Nathan and Natalie (respectively)


Snuggling in the chair before bed. (she sweetly went to sleep there!)