Saturday, October 24, 2009

sleep deprived

I haven't been sleeping, for multiple reasons. But, right now today this morning it has caught up with me. I feel loopy and exhausted.

This morning I dropped Garrett off at his test to complete his CPA hopefully this is the second to the last test *fingers crossed*

We didn't get to sleep last night until after 3, part of it (a huge part) was my fault. I felt bad, really bad but for whatever reason he didn't seem to be too upset about it.

I'm a little bit absent minded. Oh who am I kidding I am A LOT a bit absent minded. You know that saying I'd forget my head if it weren't attached? That saying was written for me, I am sure of it.

It's a never ending struggle of putting something down and walking away, I've always done it. As long as I can remember.

When I was five I had saved $46 (I was going to use it to buy presents). It was in my purse, and I left my purse in Wendy's in Miami. I was so upset, My mom of course went back to see if we could find it but she prepared me for the worst. I think she said something about a hard lesson to learn. We got to Wendy's and do you know my purse and my money were still there.

I learned my lesson and I thought I would never do the same thing again. But, it is a never ending battle with me. I'm always forgetting something. (seriously if you could hear inside my head a lot of my inner dialogue goes like this, your phone is on the table don't forget to pick it up, do you know where the lap top bag is? don't forget it.) When I arrive at a place with my keys it goes like this, put your keys in your purse,. right now before you forget. are your keys in the car. and on and on and on.

So, last night as we drove to the house I'm sitting for I thought get the garage door opener out of your car (because we were only taking one) but then I thought no I'll leave it because I can get in with the key pad. no big deal.

We drove the 30mile drive and I opened the garage door and tried to get into the house, excited that I could finally sleep. and do you know the cleaning lady had locked the door between the house and the garage.

no big deal. I have keys.

Except on a whim earlier that evening I had taken those keys out of my purse.

now if I only could find them now.

After a drive back to Norman and finding the keys in my car. (I looked under the bed first, that is the kind of place I find my stuff.) We drove back to North OKC. oh dear me.

I was pretty frustrated at myself. It was a silly thing to do. It was late and I was overwhelmed. I felt badly for Garrett who had a test this morning. I felt badly for Biscuit who could see me but didn't understand why I wasn't coming inside.

Garrett was calm and didn't seem frustrated at all. I didn't understand. I told him I liked the old G better. He said "the old Garrett that would have to you you were stupid. Even though he had done worse?"

"Ya the old Garrett that would have told me I was irresponsible and thrown a fit" Him, I missed him. Then I could have been angry at him instead of myself.

Truth be told I like new G way better it was nice that he was laid back about the whole thing. It probably helped me calm down a lot faster.

Eventually we got to sleep. And all will be well. Someday we might remember this, but more likely I will have have forgotten something else and moved on to that memory.

Today is going to consist of a nap. And some SOONER football!

For now I am going to try to get out of Panera and in to my car without forgetting anything.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

"whatever makes Pookie happy"

best sentence I've heard in a long time!

and I thought I might need to document it for a later date.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

life update

I've been busy,

Thursday my car was still in the shop but Garrett wanted to see a movie, so like any good bestie he came and picked me up (it's about 45 minutes between our houses, and the movie theater is in the middle). He stopped on the way to me and got the tickets for the midnight showing of Paranormal Activity! I was so excited because I had been wanting to see the movie forever and had even thought about driving to Dallas to see it. Sadly, by the time we got to the movie theater it was packed (fall break) and we decided to go see Law Abiding Citizen so that we could sit next to each other and not by some random strangers.Law Abiding Citizen was not good. It was improbable and just not the best movie I've ever seen. For sure don't waste movie theater prices on it.

Friday I took Garrett to work so that I could use his car (and did really well in the stick shift by myself!) I drove up to my cousin's house and got the keys and instructions on how to operate the house while they are on a wonderful cruise for their anniversary! Went to Panera and caught up on some stuff.

After Garrett finished working I picked him up and we got lunch at a new place Tuscany Pizza, they were SO not friendly. The food was good but their lack of personality will probably keep us from patronizing their establishment in the future! We took our Gyros (yes we got Gyros from a pizza place) and ate them at Garrett's parents new house. Eventually, G took me to get my car. (YAY!) We played a bit of basketball - Read Garrett played and I rebounded chased the ball for him.

Saturday morning I got up extra early and headed down to watch the OU-texas game in Norman. We went and got some stuff to grill during the game, corn on the cob! My fave! (while we were at the grocery we heard a song, an 80s song and we have been feverishly trying to figure out the name of it, it's just we don't know any of the words...the tune is a little fuzzy at this point, but we are trying! seriously how do you find a song when you think maybe it says wing and anything in it but even that is uncertain!) We sadly watched as our beloved Sammy got reinjured and our SOONERS lost. It was sad but really they played well and I don't think we can be too disappointed in the game. Disappointed in the season for sure but not one individual game.
Sometimes that's hard when the SOONERS are your identity. We are working on that! Looking to get our sense of accomplishment from something other than a college football team! :)

After the game I band all college football from the house (bold of me since boys live there) but I just couldn't deal with it (too bad we missed some good ones). Instead we watched...For hours! Good thing on the weekends they play movie after corny movie! ha!

Eventually, I think Garrett got tired of Lifetime (seriously I don't know why I mean there was a brand new movie on!!) And suggested we go see a movie, first we had some Johnny's for dinner! yummy! Then we headed to the movie theater and saw it!

It was really, really good! Very Scary but not gory at all! I was so happy I hadn't watched any of the previews. I loved it! After watching it for a bit I did lean over to Garrett and inform him there was no way on God's green Earth I was sleeping alone that night! I reminded him of that several times during the movie. My only one complaint is I so wish it would have been longer!

After the movie Garrett had to come to my cousin's house to spend the night (so sweet!) Poor Brent watched the movie too (not with us) and had to go sleep alone since I took Garrett!

Sunday we woke up and headed down to Norman, we watched some NFL (to make up for the lack of college the day before?) I just love watching Adrian Peterson! He is just so amazing. Plus, we were practically BFF in college! :)

Then we headed to La Baguette (my fave!) for a (very) late brunch! I was hungry and a little bit grumpy, but Garrett should know by now to feed me earlier!) It was so yummy! After brunch (people it was like 4:00pm, that is linner!) we decided to go see Paranormal Activity again (we really loved it!) G called his parents and asked them to watch it with us, because we thought it would be fun to see it with someone who hadn't!

Garrett's Mom got motion sick, and had to leave the theater (there was someone throwing up outside the door ew!) but his dad really liked the movie! After the movie we picked up Papa Murphy's (my fave!) and headed to the rents house to watch Mad Men and chat. It was fun. G's parents are so sweet. But, let's be honest I do feel a bit awkward around them, I am after all his ex girlfriend. And we did not have the best breakup (or relationship for that matter) in the world. But maybe we have all gotten over that?

On the way home traffic was horrible because of the U2 concert, but on the way home I was following the band to the airport! how fun is that! there were like at least 12 cop cars! so fun!

In the interest of your sanity and time, I will stop this post here. I have watched 3 more movies recently that I would like to go over because it's been awhile since I've done that and I've been watching a bunch of movies again!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

toe nail

For those of you keeping track....

I lost a toe nail tonight.

I'll spare you the pictures, I have not been running so I can't think of any reason why it fell off. It was my pinkie one....

Friday, October 16, 2009


I'm sitting at Panera enjoying a Dr.Pepper and Chocolate Chip Muffin Top!

What a good way to start the day!

I was up WAY too late last night (watching a not very good movie) and got up WAY too early to take a certain bestie to work so I could use his car.

Soon enough I'll pick him up we'll enjoy our current favorite food Panang and then nap time. I hope.

Tomorrow is the big game, and I can hardly wait!!!!

Boomer Sooner!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bad Days...

Recently one of my favorite people (the friend who logs the most in person hours with me) said to me in a shocked voice "you have bad days?"

I laughed. And thought about a day last month when I thought my world was collapsing and I sat in a random parking lot and cried. I was really overwhelmed. Looking back on that bad day I could have avoided it, it was months in the making. But, I was overwhelmed and it got the best of me. It all ended up okay.

Yesterday I had a bad day.

My car stopped accelerating, on a busy road during rush hour. If you are keeping track (like my bank account is) that is two flat tires (four new tires) and a transmission problem in less than one month.

As I sat in a parking lot, thinking of how inconvenient this was, I started to feel really sad for myself. The thought of being without a car is HORRIBLE to me. I need my car. I need to be able to leave on my own accord. I thought of the Nebraska trip (that I have been excited about for a year) I will most likely have to cancel because I do not have the money to fix whatever is wrong with my car.

But, somehow, I remembered that even though it felt like everything was going wrong there were a few things to be thankful for.

1. My car wouldn't go over 20mph but this allowed me to know something was wrong and get into a parking lot before it stopped going forward completely.

2. The parking lot happened to be right next to a place that works on cars (just not what was wrong with mine)

3. It didn't happen on the hill a mile before.

4. It didn't happen on the highway while I was driving 80mph at midnight the night before.

5. I wasn't trying to get any where too important.

6. Grammy was back in town and could come get me out of the parking lot.

7. Gram has AAA and they would tow me for free!

8. I got home in time to watch The Biggest Loser

So, as I sit at work, feeling trapped without a car, waiting for the place to call me back and tell me how many millions of dollars it will cost to rebuild my transmission, calculating how I can still pull off Nebraska, wondering how I am going to house sit without a car. I am certain that it will work out. One way or another. This will not be the end of my world.

Maybe it wasn't such a bad day after all. Maybe it was just annoying day.

And just maybe I don't have bad days.

Friday, October 9, 2009

There is only ONE Oklahoma!

This is my very first show us your life and I am so excited! College Football is my very favorite!

Especially Sooner Football!

The Pride of Oklahoma is the first to take the field

After tapping the Cheer Like a Champion sign our boys run onto the field...

and meet on the middle OU for some...then to end the north end zone for some prayers.

With our fingers in the air we chant in unison OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU

while our Kicker (Matt) Kicks off...

Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium is one of my very favorite places in the world! Especially at night when it isn't crowded.

Our Mascots Boomer and Sooner are new, sadly we've had quite a few mascots of the years...but we like these guys maybe they'll get to stick around!

Not many schools have a Heisman Park...but we do!

We are really ready to add an 8th date to our National Championships!

Last year we got our 3rd XII Championship in a row....hoping to make it 4 this year! As a Sooner Fan our first goal every year is to win the XII!!

We love L-O-V-E love our coach Bob! There isn't one coach in the whole world that I would trade him for! he is wonderful!

At some point every season Game Day makes it's way to one of our games and I like to be there front and center holding up my glittered signs!

This is my BFF and me at last years Big XII game we head to as many away games as possible I've been to almost all of the Big XII stadiums and I would love some day to have gone to all 120 (division 1) watch a game...but I'll have to start going to more than 3 a season! ha!(we are die hard fans, we don't leave early, and we don't try to out coach our coaches and we support the team no matter what!)

And last but certainly not least...I am so happy to say that our slingin' Sammy B will be playing against the Bears this weekend! I am so excited to see him back!

I realize this was a lot of pictures! If you made it to the end good for you! I really had to work hard to cut some pictures out!
I would have loved to gotten into the Red River Rivalry and the whining sɐxǝʇ fans but I'll save that for another post!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

the not so friendly state.

Yesterday was one of those days.

I woke up without my alarm (because I didn't set it) on time. And thought to myself that it was going to be a good day....

I got ready and left the house, only to get a mile away and realize that I didn't have my phone, so I turned around to get it. Because really I just can't survive without it. When I got home I couldn't find it I went to find a house phone to call it, the first one I tried was not on it's dock and the second one had been knocked over so it was also not charging. Luckily we have one with a cord. Not so luckily this meant I had to call it and then run around the house trying to figure out what room it was in before my voice mail picked up. Eventually, I found it. (in my bed all covered up and snuggly warm.)

I got in my car and headed out again.

Only to not remember if I shut the garage door. To save myself the agony of thinking about it all day and getting home and wondering if a robber/murder went in and closed it and was waiting for me, I turned around and went back to make sure it was down. (it was)

I headed out for the third time and got further than I had all morning when my car was acting funny. And I couldn't accelerate at a normal speed, it was weird. The car behind me got pissed and passed me on the 2 lane road, and my car started shaking something awful. I thought for sure that my engine was going to fall out.

I pulled over and got out and looked UNDER my car (I was almost certain some vital piece of car had fallen out) I didn't see anything unusual. So, I walked around and saw it...

A Flat Tire.

Are you kidding me? It's been less than a month since my last flat tire?!?!

I know the drill, I got out got my spare tire, happy that nice guy from last time (did I blog about that? I should I have pictures) aired it up for me, and the jack and the lug nut loosener. I loosened the lug nuts, I learned you did this before you jack it up. It was amazing to me that I was able to loosen them. watch out I DO have upper body strength!

Then I looked at the jack and looked at the car. I have no idea how this thing works!

Why do I only get flat tires when I am wearing dresses and heels?

I proceeded to call every male I know, none of them answered, not the one that would know how to do it, not the one that could google how to do it, not the one that was closest in proximity to me. none of them.

8 men in pickup trucks passed me. 8! None stopped. none! I was starting to feel very overwhelmed last time the first car stopped. So, I sat on the ground and called Aunt Kay (who does not know how to use a jack and informed me that someone always stops and helps her) Finally, a nice man asked if I needed some help, I nodded my head yes (because really he looked like the type that would run in the other direction if I burst into tears, and I was getting pretty close)

He changed my tire with only a minor bit of drama (because really it wouldn't be me if there wasn't some bit of drama involved) and I was on the way to the tire store, where I got 3 new tires (seriously why didn't they tell me the first time I needed 3?!?!)

8 tucks didn't stop...that doesn't count the cars (I wasn't counting them) I had heels on! I thought Oklahomans were friendly?

The rest of my day was thankfully uneventful.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Game Day!



wishing I was in Miami....

Friday, October 2, 2009


While walking around campus recently I took this picture of the dorm to my first ever home away from home! Oh the memories!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Funny Faces

We went for a car ride that started out innocently enough

Until O asked me to make a funny face

and then C wanted me to make one too.

Then C made one

And so did O. But, her's was too pretty!

so she did another one

and we couldn't stop the giggling!