Tuesday, November 29, 2005


I had a great Thanksgiving, lots of family around the table and no drama!! Woohoo! Went shopping with Mom on Friday, we got up before the buttcrack of dawn, but late enough that we missed the truly insane people that were at the doors of Target before 5am. We got there around 7, and it was still really busy. We got lots of great deals on DVDs, and I got a DVD player for $30! Yeah. Good times. Got some clothes for my birthday, which is always nice (unless you're under the age of 12, and then it sucks, haha). We had lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings and watched the first half of the UT/A&M game. Mom and I have come a long way over the years. She roots for Oklahoma and I root for Texas (unless, of course, they are playing each other). And what I would like most come January the 4th, is for Texas to completely humiliate USC (if they can get by UCLA this weekend).

Monday, November 28, 2005


Okay, so over the Thanksgiving holiday I saw two movies. The first was Just Friends with Ryan Reynolds. It was laugh out loud funny, with Reynolds being his usual obnoxious self. I'd give it a 3 out of 5 stars. The second movie was Rent. I've been looking forward to this movie since the first time I saw the trailer, and I was not disappointed. Rent was full of fabulous characters, a great story, and absolutely amazing music (I've been listening to the soundtrack all day). I give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars, and I will probably see it again before it leaves the theater. Bring some tissues with you though, and be prepared to leave the theater with red, puffy eyes. Its a sad one kids.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Last night I saw In Her Shoes, the new Cameron Diaz flick based on the novel by Jennifer Weiner. I'm currently reading her book Good In Bed. Its really good so far, and no, its not a raunchy romance novel. The movie was excellent, a laugh out loud and brush back the tears kinda movie. Its one that I will probably own when it comes out on DVD, and I will definitely be buying the book. Definitely a chick flick. Go see it, and take the girls.

I love movies. For two solid hours, I get to forget about my own reality for awhile. I sit back and wonder what I would do in this situation or that, what I definitely wouldn't have done, and how I would have reacted when faced with the same situation. Would I be the same 'me' that I am now, if I lived in a different part of the country, or the world? Some movies make me want to change things about myself, and this was one of em. Be more confident, love yourself for who you are, take down the walls and let other people love you, and so on....Good movies can completely mesmerize me, only to be jolted back to reality by the rolling of the credits and the house lights coming on. I don't know about you, but my long holiday weekends usually involve going to the movies. Rent and Pride and Prejudice came out today, Narnia and Memoirs of a Geisha come out on my birthday, and closer to Christmas will be The Family Stone, The Producers, Rumor Has It, and so many more. Man. I love movies.

Hope your Thanksgiving is filled with friends, family, good food, and if you're anything like me, good movies. =)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Go Mavs Go!



Yeah, I totally snatched this from someone else. Thanks!

10 Favorites:
Favorite Season: Fall
Favorite Sport: Football! Hands down.
Favorite Time: Nov-Jan.
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Actor: Will Ferrell
Favorite Actress: Jennifer Aniston or Kate Hudson
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
Favorite Food: Fajitas!
Favorite Drink: Coke Zero, Amaretto & Diet Coke (yummmm)
Favorite Place: at a football game

9 Currents:
Current Feeling: tired and sore
Current O/S: XP
Current Windows Open: too many to count (I have two monitors, hehe)
Current Drink: water
Current Time: 11:20
Current Mobile(s) Used : Motorola V400
Current Show on TV: Friends
Current Thought: i'm tired
Current Clothes: pink/brown sweater, brown pants

8 Firsts:

First Kiss: Alex (yeah, I'm slow...leave me alone)
First Crush: the first one i remember was in 4th grade, can't remember his name though
First Computer: Commodore 64!
First Vehicle I drove: 1967 Cougar, my baby
First Job: cashier and R&S Drug Store (boooooring)
First Pet: oh man, it was like jack hanna's backyard when i was little, but i guess Roadie (he got dropped off near our house).
First Shave: my cousin Krista shaved my legs when we were little. Trouble!
First concert: James Taylor when Mom was pregnant with me =)

7 Lasts:
Last Movie: umm, Legally Blonde on tv the other day. In Her Shoes tonight!
Last Time I Drove: to work this morning
Last Time Shaved: Sunday
Last Web Site Visited: ebay
Last Software Installed: Quickbooks
Last Pill I Had: my BC pill this morning
Last time I cried: Sunday

6 Have You Evers:
Have You Ever Broken the Law: yep.
Have You Ever Been Drunk: um, yeah.
Have You Ever Climbed a Tree: yep, total tomboy when i was a kid.
Have You Ever Kissed Someone You Didn’t Know: no way.
Have You Ever Been in the Middle/Close to Gunfire or Bomb Blast?: just the shooting range
Have You Ever Broken Anyone’s Heart: I guess.

5 Things:
Things You Can Hear Right Now: Material girl by Madonna, the boys talking next door
Things on Your Computer Table: my desk is a wreck, i don't wanna talk about it...
Things You Ate Today: fruit smoothie!
Things in Mind: tonight's plans, work i should be doing right now
Things that Annoy You: incessant pen clicking

4 Places You Have Been Today: Bedroom- bathroom- car- work-

3 People You Can Tell Anything To: Becky, Leslie, my Mom

2 Choices:
* Black or White: Black
* Hot or Cold: Cold

1 Thing You Want To Do Before You Die: Be in love.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

today's game

I have one word for the outcome of today's OU/Texas Tech game: Bullshit.

"Taurean Henderson was sure he scored on the final play of Texas Tech's game against Oklahoma. On television replays, multiple camera angles from the near side and one from behind and above the end zone seemed inconclusive. There were no angles from the far side of field, where the official who made the TD call was positioned. Stoops did not dispute the call and said it will not be used as an excuse for losing. "I didn't see it and I'm not going to sit here and criticize," he said. "We have a system in place and you hope that it works and it makes the calls that are correct."" (from the AP)

Well said Bob. I completely disagree, but well said. Henderson's freakin knee was DOWN and then he stretched the ball over the goal line.What's the point of being able to review a play, when you still call it wrong? Sigh. The game was well played by both sides. Granted, we had a few things go our way that we didn't fully take advantage of, but come on. What a ridiculous ending. This was definitely one of the most 'intense/exciting one second/horribly depressing the next' game I have seen in awhile (the ND/USC game comes in second). Sure wish we would've come down with that ball on that oh-so-important TT 4th down. I still argue that he didn't get that first down there...they definitely got a generous spot, even the announcers thought so. I'm hoping that this game will bump us back into the top 25. And maybe it will. Guess we'll find out on Monday.

I do not concede this game. It was not a fair win. And that's all I have to say about that.

Monday, November 14, 2005

BOOMER SOONER BABY!!! Got to go the game on Saturday, big thanks to my aunt Diane!! If I'd only known earlier, we could have gone for the whole game. I drove home Saturday morning, timed it just right to get there for the 11:00 OU game. Called Mom about 10 minutes away, and wanted to make sure we had a place to watch it (sincer her freakin satellite only gets 1 of the big 4 stations). She calls back and says, you wanna go to the game? Diane's got 4 free tickets. Yes I do, I'll be there in 5 minutes. So, after a 3 hour drive, I hopped into another car and we drove straight to Norman, listening to the game on the radio, and made it by halftime. Not the greatest seats, they were in the endzone (a little higher up than this picture, hehe). Its so hard to see what's going on from there. But still freakin awesome nonetheless. There is nothing quite like being in a stadium full of nearly 85,000 red and white clad, crazy, screaming fans!! I love it, I love it, I LOVE IT.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

At a loss...

What can I talk about today that's somewhat interesting or funny...

Perhaps we should discuss the Texas election results from yesterday? Nah, everyone expected #2 to pass with flying colors. What about the steadily decreasing price of gasoline? Exciting, yes! Interesting or funny? Not so much. Oh! I know!! I don't think I've talked about my crazy martial arts skills in awhile. Yes!

For those of you who don't know, I am a student of Kuk Sool Won. It is a Korean martial art that "covers the entire spectrum of established Asian fighting arts and body conditioning techniques, as well as mental development and traditional weapons training." We do a lot of kicking, punching, joint-locks, throws, and forms (which are my favorite). We've also done a little weapons training, which is really fun too. I've been doing this for about a year now, and I'm a red belt (belt progression: white, yellow, blue, red, brown, brown/black, black). So I'm movin right along. Be afraid folks, be very afraid. In the past month, however, I have become quite the slacker. But as of last Wednesday, I am now back at it, which is good because we have our mid-quarter stripe testing next week. Hopefully I'll be ready for it! Man, Monday's class kicked my rear!! Well, actually, if you wanna be completely accurate, it kicked my ankle. It still hurts! I'm not hobbling around anymore though, no more gimpy!

Moral of today's story: Don't mess with Heather. She's a baaaaaad mamma jamma.

Monday, November 07, 2005

What a weekend!!!

Saturday, I had a lingerie shower to go to (one of my old roommates is getting hitched in December---for a side story about roommates and weddings, see previous post) in Dallas. Well Thursday morning, I'm thinking....geee, what can we do afterwards? I know! Are the Mavs in town? Sure enough, they are, and who are they playing? None other than the returning NBA Champs, the San Antonio Spurs. And where, 2 days before the game, am I going to find tickets to this sold out home opener? Ebay, kids, is a wonderful wonderful thing. Their newest advertising campaign rings very true. Ebay's got IT. I was watching a few auctions, and the one I wanted more took a big jump in the last ten minutes or so, so I opted for the second and won it. We met the guy in Ft Worth on Saturday morning and picked up the tickets (saving myself the $15 in overnight mailing charges).

The lingerie shower was really fun, the best one I've been to. Sangria and cake, lots of very nice lingerie for Emily, and 2 toilet paper wedding gowns. Haha. The present I put together (from me and 2 of my friends) was saved until last. Must've been the feather tickler sticking out of the bag. I do believe that Emily turned 2 shades of red when she opened it. Hehe. Had a great time, and I got to see Annie! (another former roomie).

After that we picked up Christy, and then Nathan, and headed to the American Airlines Center in Dallas. We were a bit late, but still got decent parking. Our seats were definitely in the nose-bleed section (I think we were about 10 rows from the very top), but we could see everything perfectly. No need for binoculars. The game was incredibly good, pretty tight in the first half, but we pulled away towards the end of the 3rd, and then kept the lead steady in the 4th and finally blowin it up at the end of the game. Final score: 103-84. Dirk (aka THE MAN) had 34 points and 8 rebounds. We went and wandered around the West End after the game (haha--we paid a homeless man (who we mistakenly thought was the parking lot attendant) $5 to park and then got a parking ticket cause we didn't pay the automated teller), and had dinner and drinks at TGIFridays. AND on Sunday we had lunch at the Black-eyed Pea (my old alma mater, sigh, what a great 2 years that was). A great weekend!

Always the roommate, never the bride...

If you want to get married, move in with me. Here are the guidelines:
  • You must be an official roommate, not one who comes and goes, or stays for less than 2 months, you must actually be on the lease and pay the rent.
  • You don't need to currently be dating anyone.
  • There is no guarantee that if you are dating someone, that he will be the one you marry.
Okay, now for the evidence:
  • Freshman year roommate: married the summer following our freshman year, now living in Japan with hubby and 3 kiddos.
  • Sophomore year roommate: married during our junior year, no kids yet.
  • Junior year roommate: married a year and a half ago, now living in San Antonio with hubby and baby boy.
  • Senior year roommates: 1 is engaged and getting married in December, 1 is in a pretty serious relationship, and the 3rd is playing the field (yeah!). *My only explanation for only 1 out of 3, is that apparently the magic is only immediately good enough for one roommate.*
  • My last roommate: got married a few months ago.
So there you go. Have the urge to merge? (one of my uncle's lines). I might be needing a roommate soon. Leave me a message.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Ken doll makeover?

So Mattell has announced that consumers could see a change in the Ken doll in the spring of '06. Apparently, Ken is a bit miffed that Barbie left his ass for Blaine, the hip and hot Aussie surfer, so he's going to get a little work done.

"Among the changes [you might] see are a better tan, an eyelid surgery that allows him to wink at his favorite lady and a more lean and defined physique" says a Mattell exec.

I'd like you to take a look at the progression of Ken from the 70s to the 2000s. The 70s and the 80s Ken fit the decades rather well in my opinion. The 90s Ken, however, what in the world? As one article quoted, "in the 1990Â’s, Ken was the most garish of the Golden Girls." Thank you for being a friend, Ken. In the 2000s, Ken ran right over the 'metrosexual' line, right into San Francisco. Perhaps Barbie's little pink vette actually belonged to Ken, no wonder she left him.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

As promised...

Here are a few pictures from yesterday!