Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A pigeon saved my life.

Or, at least, my parents car. Actually, to be totally accurate, God saved my life. Through a pigeon. Anyway, here's the story.

I was pulling out of the parking lot at lunch. Time: 12:58. Two pigeons are cavorting around the drive that exits onto Hickory street. As I'm pulling out, one pigeon decides to park right in the middle of the exit. I slow down, thinking said pigeon will flap his pigeon wings and fly far far away. But no. He stays. So I stop, pause for a few more seconds, and then honk the horn. The pigeon finally flies away, clearing the way for my lunch drive home. I go through the green light on 4th and Hickory, and as I am approaching the next green light at 3rd and Hickory, an older lady driving a Buick (or some other sort of boatlike car) flies through the intersection ahead of me, running her red light.

Had I not been briefly delayed Mr. Pigeon, I might have been in that intersection.

Thank you Lord for the little things, and may I never behave badly toward any pigeon ever again.



Okay. I'm annoyed. This is my 'I could possibly rip your head off right now' look. It's a slow day. I'm tired. After hitting snooze a few times this morning, I managed to knock my cell phone onto the floor. Under the bed, and right in the middle. It's buzzing it's little alarm, mocking me from between the mattress and headboard. After about 4 tries I managed to squeeze my hand between said mattress and headboard and retrieve the phone. I gave myself a headache and strained a muscle in my back in the process. Now every time I breathe deeply or sneeze, intense pain.


Just now I got a phone call.

Lady: "I just received a fax from this number. Did you send it?'
Me: "No ma'am."
Lady: "Well the first two pages didn't come through."
Me: "Ok." pause "Were you working with someone here?"
Annoying Lady: "The girl told us she could email us the information."
Me: "Do you remember her name?"
Annoying Lady: "No."
Frustrated Me: "Was it maybe Jessica, or Jennifer?"
Annoying Lady: silence. more silence.
Frustrated Me: "Can you hold a moment?"
Annoying-as-hell Lady: "Yes."

Really? HELP ME OUT a little. For pete's sake people!!

Now playing: The Broken West - The Smartest Man Alive
via FoxyTunes

Monday, December 29, 2008


I had a wonderful time at home for Christmas. It was so nice to be able to spend more than just a weekend with my family.

After opening presents on Christmas morning, the family headed off to the Stephens County fairgrounds to volunteer and serve Christmas lunch. We did it last year for the first time and really enjoyed it. It was definitely more organized this year, which was nice. =)

That afternoon we opened a few more presents and then played Dirty Santa with the extended family. There's usually some drama involved with the stealing of the gifts, but I think everybody ended up with something they wanted. I got a pocket knife, it's awesome! The cousins played Apples to Apples for awhile (I LOVE that game), we even went through all of the red cards before we called it a night.

Friday brought a tainted cheeseburger at lunch (ick) and a trip to Norman in the afternoon. We almost got to see Stoney LaRue, who just happened to be playing at the Riverwind casino, but it was sold out. Danggone it. Shop, shop, shopped for LCD TVs, dinner at Ted's--drool--and then home. We finally found the right price on the right TV on Saturday at Sam's in Lawton. I got a 42" Philips, 1080p, 120Hz, full HD. It's awesome!!!

Stay tuned for our fantastic family portrait session on Saturday. Shine your boots and pack your ammo...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Is that necessary?

Why do some people feel the need to pound on their keyboard like its some antiquated piece of equipment and unless you strike the keys with the force of an elephant stampede, your insightful ponderings will be lost to the world?

It's tremendously annoying. Now, I understand that not everyone is annoyed by typing chatter (though I don't know how that's possible). My annoyance goes all the way back to my freshman year of college. I had a roommate that had the worst morning routine. EVER. She'd get up at the buttcrack of dawn everyday and go for a run. Then she'd come back in the room and get her shower stuff and head down to the community showers. THEN she'd come back in the room and blow dry her hair. Yeah. And then to top it off, she'd get on the computer and email her boyfriend (who is now her husband). This happened every single day. I have no idea how she survived the year. Oh yeah, I started wearing earplugs to bed. That was awesome. Did I mention that she also went to bed at 10pm every night? Yeah. My best friend lived on my hall and we'd hang out in the hallway every night and do our homework. I remember dragging the telephone all the way into the hallway (that cord must've been at least 20 feet long). Good times. Fast forward 10 years...

There are some days when it seriously makes me want to stab myself with the nearest sharp object. Or blunt object for that matter. The more I try to block it out, the more I hear it. ACK. Luckily a fellow coworker (who is somewhat of a MacGuyver suggested some white noise to solve the problem). I have a hurricane-force desk fan that sits in the corner pointing straight up to the ceiling (it's too blame cold to point it anywhere else). When she starts pounding away, I turn it on low and it drowns out the clickety-click-click.

Why is it that I'm so easily annoyed by these things? I really wish I could turn it off.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Haven't blogged in a few weeks, and not from lack of anything interesting.

Met some new people, saw Kevin Fowler (who is awesome) in concert at the Lucky Mule, found a new place to hang out that's classy-not trashy, had a birthday celebration with good friends, finished up several pottery pieces, worked on some new crochet stuff, Christmas shopping galore, rooted my team on to a Big XII title and a National Title game vs. Florida. BOOMER SOONER baby!

Yeah. I've been busy.

Here's a couple photos of the scarves I've made. If you're interested in purchasing them, you can find them here on etsy. If you order by Friday, you'll have them by Christmas (if you're in the US).

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Brent & Jordan - Engagement

I had the unique opportunity to go undercover (helloooo paparazzi!!) last Friday and photograph my friend Brent's proposal to Jordan. She had no idea that I was staked out on the 4th story of the fire escape. Heehee! It was butt-cold up there, but totally worth it. I mean, who actually has photos of their engagement? Too cool.

Here are a few of my favorites from the night, including the couple shoot we did beforehand. Congrats you two!

On OU vs. Texas

I'm happy. Ecstatic even. I wish there wasn't so much negativity surrounding it though. It's a shame we didn't handle Texas in October. But we all know that you can recover from an early loss, and late losses = death.

My argument for OU over Texas starts there. Add to that our ass-whooping of Tech, and our road win over O State, and you have a winner. Head to head doesn't matter when it's a 3-way tie. Those are Big 12 rules, not OU rules. So stop blaming us, we didn't come up with the system. Sure I'd be pissed if I was a Texas fan. So direct your anger towards Baylor, they were up by 14 in Lubbock and let Tech slide by and win. If Baylor had won, Texas would be in and OU out. Or direct it at Tech. Either way, we've played fantastic football since October. We deserve it.

K City here we come!