Friday, May 27, 2011

My first bloggie award!!!

I'm super excited today!  I was nominated for a sweet little bloggie award!

Receiving this comes with some rules, of course.

Legos In My Pocket

My wonderful friend Jaimie over at Legos in my Pocket gave it to me!  You should definitely check her out!

Legos In My Pocket

So, I guess a few random facts would be a good way to tell you about myself.
  1. I'm obsessed with penguins and elephants.  I have my granny's elephant collection from around the world (minus a few pieces) and penguins are somewhat of a long story (Now I know what to blog about when I have writers block!!).  
  2. My favorite colors are black, pink, and silver.  I try to incorporate one or more into my wardrobe every day.  My mother still gripes at me for wearing so much black.  I can't help that I like the way I look in it, haha!
  3. My favorite wildflower is the Indian Paintbrush.  I don't care what the botany people say, it IS a flower!!  Lol
  4. I could listen to Foreigner, Frank Sinatra, and Avenged Sevenfold all day long.  Throw in some Joe Nichols and Garth and it's a party!!
  5. My boyfriend Matt sounds just like Justin Timberlake when he sings.  Sshhhh, don't tell him I told you guys!
  6. I am currently in the middle of making chicken and dumplings for the first time.  This should be interesting!
Now I have to pick 10 wonderful bloggers to receive this award... hmmmm....

Amber over at Social Butterfly

Meagan over at Fairly Fabulous

Jennee at Cheap Therapy
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The Sarcasm Goddess at For the Love of Writing

Ixy at Illusion


Katie is Everywhere

Pretty at Real Housewife of Singapore
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Nadine at Shine On

Kendra at A Grimm Tale

EK at A Thousand Different Pieces

Back to my Chicken and Dumplings now!!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you find it difficult to be thankful for the little things at times?  Yeah it was one of those weeks.  However, this constant presence of mind to be thankful for at least one thing a day, has been extremely helpful.  So I have found several things lately to be thankful for.

  • The much needed rain we've been experiencing.
  • That my house and my family's houses went undamaged this week.
  • The fact that our Thunder played so well as a very young team and gave us something to believe in other than OU football.
  • My wonderfully understanding boyfriend, who has been very open minded when it comes to me experimenting to find my way in this world.  He seems to embrace my eclectic-ness like a security blanket at times.
  • Having such supportive friends and coworkers.  They seem to understand my strangeness and know when to push for answers with me.
  • Living in a community where others treasure their pets as much as we do.  I found a public place to take the pups if the weather gets bad again.  OU dorms allows pets in the basements, gonna make sure to have the crate for Roxi though in case she freaks out.

 My thoughts go out to those I know who have been affected by these horrific storms.  And to those I don't of course.

I hope you all have found something, no matter how small, to be thankful for this week.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I'm sorry I haven't updated lately.  For some reason Blogger wouldn't let me log in.  It was probably something my computer was doing, but it still really bothers me.

Anyway, what I'm loving today is....

Bubba's new car he WON at GRADUATION!!!  Say hello to the 2011 Ford Fiesta!  I told him he needs to name it Juan.  I like to name my cars.  I've had Betsy (the minivan who I took thru a guardrial, oops) and Ruby (pretty lil Nissan Maxima that is currently on the downhill slide, boo) (I also had another, but it wasn't named).

Super excited for my wonderful little brother.

This handsome man was top of his class.
His wonderful intelligence has opened so many doors for him!  He is getting his college paid for as a Chem-E/Pre-Med major (Nuclear E minor), has an opportunity to go to Cambridge his fifth year, gets to travel to another country every year on the state's dollar, and gets to rub shoulders with famous people.  People like this guy, one of my all time hereos,
That's right, me and Mayor Bloomberg!!
Anyway, really lovin my baby brother.  I hope he is safe on his last high school band trip this week!

Also, wanna win some pretty sweet things???  Check out Real Housewife of Singapore's giveaway here!  You won't wanna miss out!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Apologies, my friends

I'm very sorry I haven't been posting much lately.  I doubt I do so for a few days.  I'm going through some serious family issues and have very little urge to do much more than work on what I call comfort crafts.  Once I get something substantial done on them, I'll share photographs of my work.

For now, here's a photo update of things I've come across and whatnot recently.

Mallard and his mate

purple flower

Pretty Red berries

One of my favorites, Honeysuckle

Find the bird

This one is a bit easier

Naked Roxi

My current yarn supply for said comfort crafts (that's deep purple, not blue)

Most of those were taken out at my favorite disc golf coarse today.  I went out with the boys to clear my head.

I also bought some lilies to plant (the veggie garden failed on the first try, but I am going to try again shortly!) and the newest book in my favorite series: Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris, part of the Sookie Stackhouse series (or True Blood if you know it as that).  Super excited to start it!

Headed to Muskogee/Tahlequah tomorrow-ish.  I'll have another round of photos from that, including some of bubba's graduation.

Have a good week lovlies and happy Wednesday!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I know I've been trying to do Wordless Wednesday lately, but I couldn't pass this up today.  I have so much love today!  So without further ado, here is what I'm loving:

The fun I've been having with my Matt

The beautiful Oklahoma sunsets
My work girls!!!  They keep me sane.  Or make me insane enough to handle the daily grind, haha.

  • Getting to see my family multiple times this month
  • My little brother is graduating high school!!!  And moving closer to me this summer!
  • Getting a good night's sleep multiple times this week so far. (hopefully I didn't just jinx myself!) 
  • This LOVELY giveaway over at Cheap Therapy!  You should totally check this chick out!  Her eye mask and rice neck massager just make me so happy!  She calls it her Gasp! Pamper Yourself Giveaway.  Seriously, check this out!!!
    Link up here and join the fun!!

    Have a wonderful week lovelies!!!


    Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    Some things you don't see in Norman (often) and some you do

    So I thought I would share some part of my trip back home this weekend with you guys.  My parents are very country (imagine that!) and pretty much hippies.  They make their own laundry soap, have a huge garden, and my father recently made a dog crate out of what looks like an old tool box you find in the back of trucks (no pictures of that one...).

    Hard to tell but this is Bob, the evil cat.  He's sitting in an old oven my parents have in the flower garden.

    Ever seen anyone decorate a propane tank?  Now you have!

    Bob, the most vocal cat you will ever meet.

    This is after he attacked me... he decided I'd make a good place to nap.

    Geebus!  This sucker dive bombed us all night!!!

    The boat houses (yes, they are made out of sheet metal mostly) at the boat club my parents joined.

    Wall of Fame at our boat house.

    That's right, my dad decided to hang the OU lure instead of actually using it.  It adds to the wall of fame I guess.

    My cousin and his girl friend with the first keeper of the day!  (This is before his $500 phone went diving...)

    Matt with the second keeper!

    My brother passed out after fishing the day after his senior prom, haha.

    This what I like to call the Mobile Herb Garden.  Like I said, hippies.

    Just some beauty from back home.  These decorate the mailbox.

    Yep, that donkey is a road sign.  And yes, it is right next to the house.
    I hope these put as much a smile on your face as they did mine.  I think I may do a post like this every time I go home to see the 'rents.  It's like they have a culture all their own, and I love it.


    Monday, May 9, 2011

    Obscure Monday

    Title: Heartless

    First and foremost, if you watch this on Netflix the sound quality is oddly horrendous. 

    The basic storyline is this: an awkward guy (with a heart shaped birthmark on his face) who can never seem to get the girl makes a deal with the devil to get the girl of his dreams.  It's a British film, which in my experience makes it all the more creepy.  Those Brits sure know how to make this country girl jump!

    It takes awhile to get to the deal, first you have to watch the main character go downhill.  First he sees these strange, screaming creatures.  Later he watches as they kill his mother.  Then his nephew is torn apart by what the news calls gang related violence.

    The deal itself is very unexpected.  A child, what looks like a redneck for the devil, a little fire, and what seems like an easy trade is all it really is.

    The poor guy gets himself in some interesting situations.  There is a lot of blood after a time, which, for a person that doesn't mind the gore, had me gagging at times.  It was just really realistic; more so than most I've seen.

    The twist at the end is both expected and surprising.

    Overall, I liked the movie.  It was just a little hard to follow--rather slow moving.  You definitely need to be in the mood for something that requires your full attention.  It's demented and heartwarming at the same time.

    It seems like I always pick the movies that are trying to tell you to love who you are and to not let anyone change that.  It's not on purpose, I promise.

    Friday, May 6, 2011

    Just a quick post tonight/this morning

    Sorry I haven't posted since Monday.  Lots of work this week and stress.  We're going home to eastern Oklahoma this weekend to see our folks.  I'll also be attending the graduation of a good friend (soon-to-be roommate?) on Saturday.  Hopefully I'll be able to post while I'm there.

    Also, I may be booking a pin-up style photoshoot here soon.  Super exciting!!!!  The photographer said she likes my look and is excited to work with me.  I've never modeled before, though, so I'm kinda nervous.  Of course, I'll post the pictures for you guys to see after I get them.

    Off to bed so I can get up early early early tomorrow!  Gettin contacts (FINALLY) at 9:30 am and have a 3 hour ride to get there.



    Monday, May 2, 2011

    Obscure Monday

    Title: Session 9

    The description of this movie creates an odd picture of the main character.  He is an asbestos remover who says he can rid an old psychiatric hospital of the dangerous substance in a week.  It's full of actors from the CSI series's, which is odd.

    In the beginning you get a small tour of the old hospital and some history.  Which to me is super interesting!  I love learning about old buildings, especially ones with sordid histories.  The random chair that they come across not long into the movie is pretty ominous, and a good foreshadowing of events to come.

    The storyline is about satanic cults.  It is supposedly based on true "untold" stories of people who were committed to mental institutions in the 1980s. 

    You get to listen to old sessions between the doctor and a patient named Mary Hobbes.  Mary has multiple personalities; the personalities know about each other somewhat, but Mary doesn't know she has them.

    Hank, one of the characters, finds a treasure trove in the old crematorium.  Talk about creepy.  Then he runs across an old jar of Jif peanut butter.  Odd but funny.

    Of course, things start going a little crazy but the movie never really gets scary.  There are a few horror movie cliches: don't go anywhere alone in a psychiatric hospital, don't trust anyone, don't go into dark areas with only a flashlight, don't listen to the voices in your head, don't leave the generator running or use it as your only power source, don't follow the hall of rubber suits, don't ignore the turned over wheelchair that is shaking, don't approach your friend who has been missing when they are half naked and rocking in the fetal position in the dark, don't eat your boss's Oreos, don't go back in the building once you leave, etc.  Okay, so a lot of them, haha.

    It's slow and hard to follow.  It left me confused and a little frightened of ever going to a shrink.  I also will probably never go back to the eye doctor and let them stick things close to my eyes.

    The morals I got from the story: Don't clean old psychiatric hospitals, don't follow a trail of old coins in the basement of said places, sometimes it's okay to run like a chicken shit (stolen from my bestie).

    I do recommend it if you like very very odd and obscure, but if not then don't watch it.