Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday Tunes- Halloween Edition

It's been a while since I've done Tuesday Tunes. With Halloween less than a week away, I decided to make it a Halloween themed list today!

Thriller (I think I was about 4 when this video came out and it used to freak me out!) If you just want to hear where he starts to sing the song, go to 4:41 of the video, but honestly, you don't want to miss the bad acting and cheesy make-up at the beginning! :) For those who care, the Thriller "dance" starts at 8:24.

Monster Mash (it's okay, you can admit that you like this song, I won't tell anyone!)

Disney's Halloween Treat (anyone else remember this from the early 80s? Disney aired it every year at Halloween.)

Ghostbusters Theme

Somebody's Watching Me (it's such a cheesy video, and song for that matter, but Psych did a parody of it once, and it made me laugh!)

Halloween Theme

Freddy's Coming For You

I Put A Spell On You


Monday, October 24, 2011

Manic Monday

I decided to steal borrow this little survey from my sweet homegirl Tonya. Hoping it takes my mind off this Manic Monday!

10 Places You Have Visited
1. Las Vegas, NV
2. New Orleans, LA
3. New York City, NY
4. Orlando, FL
5. Atlanta, GA
6. Mobile, AL
7. Santa Fe, NM
8. Phoenix, AZ
9. Greensboro, NC
10. Paris, TX

9 Items On Your Bucket List
1. Chase a tornado
2. Attend a baseball game at every MLB ballpark/stadium in the U.S. (and Canada)
3. Visit Europe
4. Swim with dolphins
5. Visit Disney World (or Disney Land). No, I've never been to either!
6. Publish one of my short stories
7. Visit Cooperstown (Baseball Hall of Fame)
8. Visit Graceland
9. Go snorkeling

8 Things You Love to Eat
1. Steak
2. Spaghetti
3. Chicken
4. Mashed potatoes (with melted cheese on top)
5. Tortellini
6. Pizza (can you tell I like Italian food?)
7. Macaroni and cheese 
8. Black eyed peas (am I the only person who loves them?)

7 Items Currently On Your Desk
1. Texas Rangers calendar (I know, you are shocked)
2. Hand sanitizer
3. Bottle of water
4. Wheat Thins (I was having a snack)
5. Kleenex
6. Day Planner
7. Reports for work

6 People (Not Living With You) That You Talk To/Text/Tweet At Least Once A Week
1. My mom
2. Monica
3. Katie
4. Khrystal
5. Brandon
6. Donny

5 Favorite Songs
1. God Bless the Broken Road- Rascal Flatts
2. Honey Bee- Blake Shelton
3. Give You Glory- Jeremy Camp
4. I Can Only Imagine- MercyMe
5. Old Alabama- Brad Paisley

4 Things You Cannot Get Through The Day Without
1. Brushing my teeth
2. Dr Pepper
3. My iPhone
4. Chapstick

3 Models of Vehicles You Have Owned
1. 1985 Ford LTD (thus starting my hatred of the Ford Motor Company)
2. 1996 Dodge Neon
3. 2001 Nissan Xterra

2 Physical Traits That Attract You to Someone:
1. Ears (okay, not really, but all my friends will be expecting to see that listed). I'll say eyes.
2. Smile

1. Word to Describe Yourself
1. Unique (it sounds nicer than weird!)

Have a great day y'all!!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm loving...
That my Texas Rangers are in the World Series (you knew that was coming, didn't you!) :)

I'm loving...
My 80s/90s country music playlist I made on YouTube. Pure greatness! I miss this "old" country stuff.

I'm loving...
That Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus loves Rascal Flatts. I love him even more now!

I'm loving...
These pictures of my sweet great-nephews in their Halloween costumes.
C loves lions!
Isn't E the cutest elephant you've ever seen?
I'm loving...
These Peanuts magnets I got at Michael's for 99 cents (it's the little things that make me happy). ;)

I'm loving...
That I was able to update my blog TWO days in a row for the first time in a weeks!!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Thanks to those of you who have emailed to make sure I was okay. Yes, I am alive!! It's been super busy around here (I sound like a broken record, don't I?) Last week was just insane. Work was...well, I won't bore you with the details of how bad work was, but let's just say I wanted to hang a few of these signs outside my office.

So, what have I been up to the past two weeks? Grab a beverage, sit back, relax...here we go.

I got to meet Nate Newton (former Cowboys offensive lineman) thanks to my good friends Ben and Skin (from ESPN radio in Dallas).

Me and Nate Newton (Ben is in the background).
I got to go to the Stars home opener (thanks to my friend Michael for the ticket).

Former Stars player Mike Modano was at the game (he just retired). The crowd gave him a standing ovation when they showed him on the jumbo tron.
I had a lot of fun with my friends Michael and Monica!
I got to attend quite possibly the greatest baseball game I've ever witnessed in person. It was game 2 of the American League Championship Series between my Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers. The game was tied 3-3 going into the bottom of the 11th inning until the new Mr. October, AKA, Nelson Cruz, hit a walk-off grand slam. I've never screamed so loud in my life. I hugged my friends with me. I hugged the stranger next to me. It was greatness. Not sure if MLB will let me embed the video, but I'm gonna try. I still get chills. Ccccrrruuuzzzz.

A view from our seats
I decorated my office area at work for fall. 

My scarecrow has Rangers fever (that's my rally towel from game 2). :)
I went to the great State Fair of Texas with some friends (I'm also going back this Friday with more friends).

Big Tex- howdy folks!
Trying to face my fear of birds at the Bird Show.

There was a Texas history exhibit there. This is supposedly Davy Crockett's violin (if you didn't know, he's my favorite Alamo defender). They also had Jim Bowie's knife and Sam Houston's hat.
The Texas Star Ferris Wheel.
I saw the musical West Side Story. I'll be honest, it's not my most favorite musical of all time, but the cast did a great job (and I do like some of the songs in it).

A view from our seats.

Me and Monica waiting on the show to start!
I watched my Texas Rangers clinch their second American League title, sending them to the World Series for the second year in a row! Yes my friends, my baseball heart is so happy right now!! If you have been following my blog for a while, you might remember my excitement last year when they went to the World Series (go here for that post). I never dreamed my little Texas Rangers would ever make the World Series, yet alone, go TWO years in a row. Fingers and toes crossed that they win it all this year! Some friends and I had a party to watch game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday night. I sure the neighbors downstairs were not pleased with our jumping up and down (but they didn't complain). And yes, we did go to Academy as soon as the game was over to get our AL Championship shirts!

By the time we got to Academy (about 30 minutes after the game ended), the line was already most of the way around the outside of the building.
My baseball homegirl Monica!
My new shirt!
Of course I had to buy some newspapers
Drinking like an American League champion!
My sweet friend (and neighbor) Donny got me a Rangers pennant yesterday. Wahoo!
Have a great day friends!! Hopefully I'm back to updating this thing on a regular basis!! :)


Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's OK...I'm back!

OMG- what a week!! I hate neglecting my blog! And before you ask, no I didn't get a chance to catch up on my blog commenting last weekend. I know, I know, I'm a terrible person. :( I really need to find a way to be able to comment from my phone, anyone have any suggestions? On weeks I'm not driving the carpool, I have a 45 minute commute (both ways) where I can catch up on reading blogs. Lately I haven't turned on my laptop at home and work has been CRAZY BUSY so there is no chance of catching up during my lunch break. **sigh**

Okay, venting portion over. What day is it? Thursday right? 

Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK...

...to be excited that you only paid this amount for gasoline last night...

...to complain about your coworkers on your blog

...to rethink getting a concealed handgun license

...to attend games of three different sports in a week's time (last Friday: Rangers, last Sunday: Cowboys, tomorrow night: Dallas Stars)

...to take your picture with the drunk guy who sat in front of you at the Rangers game last week (he was funny, and very entertaining)
I think his name was CJ
...to be really bad about updating your blog with your 101 in 1001 progress

...to consider taking a day off work just to catch up on your DVR watching

...to be super stoked that you were given a pass to the ground level club at Cowboys Stadium (which is right behind the Cowboys bench).

My view of Tony Romo, after his third interception, or was it his fourth? Shaking my head..oh Tony..

101 in 1001 update:

Since I mentioned it earlier, I decided to update you on my 101 in 1001 progress. Click here if you are new and haven't checked out that tab yet. 

15. Organize hall closet (so I can actually see the floor). Over Labor Day weekend I cleaned out my hall closet (and bedroom closet), and was able to donate stuff to Mission Arlington.

Here is the before picture:
I know, awful isn't it?
Here is the after picture:
Hey- you can see the floor! On the right hand side, there is a shelf, the angle the picture was taken you can't really tell. The Rubbermaid containers in the back are full of Sports Illustrated magazines from my 7 year subscription (yes, I'm a nerd). Yes, I know I should get rid of them. Give me time. Maybe I'll sell them on eBay?
18. Complete scrapbook for elementary school. My mom saved A LOT of my stuff from elementary school, and I FINALLY got it all organized into a scrapbook (it actually had to go into two books because it was too much for one).
My elementary school mascot was a Scottie, and I still had this wooden Scottie Dog necklace they had given us. Our school colors were black and red.
If you didn't know how old I was, now you know!
From my kindergarten class picture...

...to my 5th grade graduation. (Yes, there is a baseball in the upper corner. It's a ball I caught at a Rangers game, it's on my living room floor for some reason.)
At one time in my life, I was good in math (this was 3rd grade).
As well as a science whiz- go figure!! :)
19. Clean out storage unit. A few weeks ago I cleaned out my outside storage unit (throwing away a lot of stuff, and even getting my Christmas decorations near the front!) 

58. No computer (non work related) for five consecutive days. As I mentioned above, I haven't been turning on my laptop lately. I think I went almost two weeks without using it! 

94. Make a decision about buying a Nook or Kindle. I've made a decision (for now). I'm not getting either. I'm not ready to sacrifice my "real books" yet for electronic books. Maybe one day.

There you have it! An update on my 101 in 1001. I'll try to be better about posting about my progress. Feel free to check page from time to time to check the status of my ongoing tasks! Hope everyone has a great day!! We are almost to the weekend (can I get an AMEN??)