Thursday, July 14, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday: Thursday 13 Style

After being sick in bed for most of the week, I finally made it back to the land of the living yesterday. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to post my "What I'm Loving Wednesday" list. So, I decided to combine that with my Thursday 13 for this week! Has it really been a week since I posted? Gosh. That's crazy!

1. I'm loving...

This picture of me and my folks at the Rangers game last Friday. My folks came into town to visit. Aren't they adorable? And yes, I realize we all match. The Rangers won 8-4. My mom said she is their good luck charm, they win every time she is there (granted, she has only been twice, but still). She is also Josh Hamilton's biggest fan. If he ever wants homemade cookies, I bet she would bake him some!

My mom and I made black ribbons to wear in memory of Shannon Stone, the Rangers fan who died in a tragic accident at the Ballpark the night before. Prayers are still going out to his family!

2. I'm loving...

The staff at the Ballpark in Arlington. Last Friday my folks and I parked in the season ticket holder parking lot (shout out to my friend Stan for giving us his parking pass). My mom has hip issues and has been having problems walking lately (even with cane, it is still difficult for her). The staff in the parking lot called for a golf cart to come pick us up at my truck (by the way, they let us park on the front row, even though I don't have a handicap permit). A nice lady named Sabrina was driving the golf cart and took us to the will call window so I could get our tickets and then drove us to the front gate. After that, she radioed for someone to bring a wheelchair to our location. A nice gentleman named Leland wheeled my mom all the way from the front gate to the elevators and then on to our seats (in the upper deck). He said after the game to just have the usher radio someone to come pick us up. After the post game fireworks show, a nice lady named Robin wheeled my mom all the way from our seats to my truck. We couldn't have asked for better service. BIG SHOUT OUT!! :)

3. I'm loving...

Slurpees. And I'm loving that most 7-11s have Dr Pepper flavored Slurpees.

A friend and I took a "smoke break" the other day at work for a Slurpee run. FYI, we don't smoke, but we figure that smokers are allowed multiple breaks a day to go outside and smoke, so we should be able to take a 15 minute break to go get Slurpees. :) 

4. I'm loving...

These pictures of my BFF's daughter "E". I haven't seen her since she was born and I can't wait to see them all again (hopefully soon). I keep telling them she needs to visit Dallas (hint hint). ;) Hopefully one day Aunt Rachel will take her to her first baseball game! :)

She looks so precious here!! Photo stolen from  courtesy of my BFF and her hubby

This one makes me smile!! I love the look on her face. Looking groovy E!! :) Photo stolen from courtesy of my BFF and her hubby
5. I'm loving...

My new shirt from PlayerTees. I had them design this shirt for my favorite radio show, The Ben and Skin Show, on ESPN radio in Dallas. Check out PlayerTees here. They have a great selection of designs and you can design your own. Tell them Rachel sent you (don't worry, they know me!) :)

Back of the shirt

6. I'm loving...

That my friend Monica and I had a good time at the Reebok Celebrity Baseball Game in Frisco last weekend. It was a lot of fun and we even got our pictures taken with some celebrities!

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile, Sin City, just to name a few)
Actor Geoff Stults (he's been in some movies, but I remember him most from the TV show 7th Heaven)And for those who have asked, no, sadly, I did not give him my number. I was tempted though! ;)

Actor Donald Faison (believe it or not, I've maybe only seen one episode of Scrubs. I didn't tell him that though!) :) He was quite possibly one of the funniest guys out there though, the crowd loved him! He had a bunch of sunflower seeds in his mouth, which is why he's not really smiling. :)

7. I'm loving...

The ability to upload pictures from my iPhone to Twitter and Facebook (what did we do before this technology was invented?) ;) Going to lunch today my friend Kelly and I were behind this truck. I was like, that can't be safe. As we were going around it, I took a picture. And then I uploaded it to Twitter (because why take a picture this random and not share it?) I know, I'm a nerd!

I hope those don't fall...

8. I'm loving...

My Twitter friends. Or my "tweethearts" as I call them. As I mentioned before, I was sick for a few days this week. Because of that, I was "offline" from basically Sunday night to yesterday. When I logged on yesterday, I had all these tweets asking if I was okay and where I was. It made me feel special! :) They missed me! Or maybe they realized that their timelines weren't as cluttered when I wasn't online (have I mentioned I tweet a lot?) :)

9. I'm loving...

The kindness of complete strangers. At the Rangers game on July 4th, the guy sitting in front of me and my "baseball homegirls" asked if we wanted anything (he was going down to get something to eat). I joked that we would take a pretzel . Yeah, he came back with the mother of all pretzels for us (this is like 3 pounds- read about it here.) The three of us were NOT able to finish this!

Everything is bigger in Texas!
10. I'm loving...

That for one brief moment, gas prices started to drop. Gives me hope they might go down again!

Sadly they have gone back up since this was taken. :(

11. I'm loving...

How excited the Rangers get when they have a walk off home run. This is from last Saturday night. Down 6-5 in the bottom of the 9th with one man on, and two outs, Josh Hamilton hit his first walk off home run in three years. In fact, it was three years to the day of his last one. If the video doesn't work, click here.

12. I'm loving...

That this is the 13th day in a row of 100+ temperatures here in Dallas.....Okay, I'm not really loving it, but why complain about it? Not like that will change anything. But all of you on Twitter complaining about rain, could you please send some this way?? Thanks! :)

13. I'm loving...

Whoever invented air conditioning. God bless you. Per Wikipedia, it was a man named Willis Carrier, but I don't know how reliable that is! If it was, God bless you Willis!

Hope everyone is having a great week, the weekend is in sight! Wahoo!!



  1. Good list there! I think I need to start making a similar list!

  2. Your parents are so cute!

  3. I love walk-off homeruns. They make me happy. Although I don't like the stress of going into the bottom of the 9th knowing that you have to get one to win. Haha!

    And OMG-- what cute baby pics. The one with the glasses cracked me up!

  4. Great photos! And you should get some reward for being the BEST EVER FAN.

    What a darling photo of baby E. with sunglasses. So cute! :-)

  5. What a great list. THe pic of you and your parents is precious!

  6. I would like to meet your parents. They are adorable, seriously. And I love all the nice people you mentioned in this post- their really are still good people on this earth;-)

  7. ur so pretty! i love that u got pics with these guys! i love the shirt, i'm actually wanting to make some:) green is my fave! that is a very large pretzel, hahah! gas is incredibly re-dick! i pumped it the other day and it didn't start flowing until $2 mark, so crazy.