Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Memorial Day

Gas to drive from Hickory to Carowinds and back: approximately $20.00

Parking at Carowinds: $10.00

Two adult park admissions with coupon to Carowinds: $70.00

Beer, Powerade that was supposed to be coke, and locker for clothes while swimming at Carowinds: $13.00 + $4.50 + $12.00 = $29.50

Wearing your swimsuit for the first time in public and truly not giving a damn whether or not anyone is looking at you because you know your beloved thinks you're beautiful: priceless.

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Jared and I had a grand old time being young and in love at Carowinds on Monday. I hope your Memorial Day was equally as great.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


You know how celebrity gossipers love to give celebrity couples joint names to save time? For example, Brangelina for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Bennifer, Witherppe (not anymore), and Vaugniston, etc.

I've decided to do this when talking about my cats. Instead of saying "Meatwad and Beefcake" I would like to either call them "Meatcake" or "Beefwad". Which do you like best?

p.s. I totally loved Pirates.

Friday, May 25, 2007


I am officially cable free! yay!

Oh, and NO I didn't go see Pirates of the Caribbean last night. Alas, the second job gets in the way occasionally, even though I am only working 2 days a week. Yes, I could have just gone to the midnight show, but, as some of you may know, there are very very few things I value more than a good night's sleep. I can just as easily go to the midnight show tonight (after work).

The house I grew up in is for sale, and I'm so crazy that Carmen and I are going to look at it on Sunday. Not to buy it, but just to look around and see how things have changed, and to see if things I remember from childhood are still the same. I do feel bad for telling the realtor I was interested in moving to Kannapolis, but she'll be okay.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

the avett brothers, my favorite band.

My favorite band, the avett brothers, are finally on the Billboard's Top 200!
Yay! And I love the new album! Go buy it. Emotionalism is the name of it. You can buy it on Itunes too. Go buy it!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


What's going on with me lately?
Well there's all of the obvious that you know about, new car, new cat, new roomie.
The sad thing about it all is that everything happened at once, and now there isn't anything going on. Well, Jared's still in the process of moving in, but he is more or less there already.

This past weekend I was off all weekend. I had taken Friday night off from the Brush so that I could go to the office putt-putt tournament. Then I realized that this putt-putt tournament, which is usually more of a cookout/excuse to drink with a little bit of putt-putt on the side, was this year going to be an actual putt-putt-oriented excursion with no cookout and only a few people there. Since Jared and I were both going to be off work, and he couldn't even participate in the tournament anyways (since he's not an employee at my office), we decided to have a date-night instead. Outback and movies. Yum-my.

Saturday and Sunday I did nothing but sleep and watch tv. I feel so lazy. It seems like all I want to do here lately is be lethargic. I do manage to do the minimum of housework (laundry, dishes, litter-box cleaning) but that's about it. Blurh. That's what I have to say to real housework!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

harry potter and cavemen.

First off, as I've been re-reading my Harry Potter books, I'm getting more and more excited for the movie and the new book to come out! I kind of wish they weren't both coming out right at the same time. That just may be a sensory overload. What I mean is, I'd totally be okay with the movie coming out right now :D I almost forgot how magically addicting the Potter series is.

When I reread the first two books, I wasn't that excited because I've read them before and I've seen both of those movies so many times. But now that I'm onto the third book, I'm remembering things that I had forgotten since the first time I read them, which was right before the last book came out. It's hard to believe a book series meant for children can be so intriguing for people of all ages. I'm so excited!!! Giddy almost. Okay, giddy.

Secondly, I have barely seen any press for the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. It comes out next Friday. NEXT FRIDAY! I haven't even been counting down! I don't even have my ticket yet! I feel like less of a fan. I blame the media.. yea...

Lastly, I have heard rumors, but I was hoping they weren't true because I just didn't know how I would handle it. They are actually making a comedy tv show about the Geico commercial Cavemen. It's just called "Cavemen". I love those commercials, but I'm not sure how the show will do. I mean, there is such a thing as "too much of a good thing". I just know I'm going to want to compare them to Phil Hartman's Caveman lawyer from Saturday Night Live. I would totally link to a video if YouTube wasn't blocked at my office. Just know it's one of the awesomest skits ever. Anywho, IMDB has a few pictures from the show already. Get ready because I have feeling it's either going to flop or be a huge phenomenon.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


So, when I starting telling people that Jared is officially moving in with me, I got a lot of positive and negative feedback. Most people are happy for me, as I have been wanting this for a while now. Then are those party poopers who like to remind me of all the negatives.

*If we break up, it'll be a giant nasty mess
*We both have a LOT of stuff for my tiny condo
*He wants a dog, I have 2 cats
*We're not married, so we have to be quiet about this around all grandparents
*People are now going to look at me as if I am some sort of Jezebel
*My friends might start to think I'm not there for them anymore

*We are going to both be able to SAVE money now
*We will, obviously, be able to find out if we can live with each other long term.
*We are serious. Damn it
*I'm scared, but I'm brave, and I'm strong, and I know this is right

I guess the moral of the story is, there's no way that everyone I know will be okay with this. Jared is moving in with me.

Monday, May 14, 2007

New Addition

Well I brought home Meatwad's new brother, Beefcake, on Saturday. It was an eventful day. As soon as I got him home, I lost him for 3 hours. After having completely torn apart my house looking for him, I finally found him about 2 feet from where I lost him, under a dresser I didn't know he could get under. Poor little guy was stunned. I brought him out and we hung out on my couch and took a nap together for a few hours. So far he is NOT a fan of Bertha, Carmen's dog. He hissed and spit at her. He has hissed at Meatwad a few times, but now they are playing, I think. Meatwad seems to be heartbroken and pissed off. I think he's really mad at me. He won't let me pet him at all now, even though I bought him a shiny new toy at PetSmart. I hope he gets over that.

Beefcake is adorable and very active. Very Fast. Very Cute. Very Fun. And it really is cute to see him attack Meatwad's tail. :) I love him already.


Now if I could just get over this bout of nausea I've had for the past 2 days so I can thoroughly enjoy kitten time!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

1 Year!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Spiderman 3

For anyone out there who hasn't seen this movie yet, go see it!

This movie is so so so so so so good. I cried on several occasions. It has everything. It is more than I expected. It really pushes the limits of what you thought you would see in the 3rd installment of a movie. And it does it right. It does Spiderman justice. I don't usually care for fight scenes, but there is a fight between Peter Parker (Spiderman) and Harry (Goblin Jr.) where they're in their street clothes and Peter has been taken over by the black stuff, and it is really really cool. I mean, badass. For me to say that you know it must be hot.

Speaking of hot. I had been thinking how they seemed to make Peter Parker extra dorky in this movie. Well, more dorky than usual. But once he turns to the black, he turns hot. I mean, not just hot, but Ba-dow! hot. A little emo, but again, hot.

This picture was more to show the emo than the hotness. You'll have to see the movie for yourself. It is rare to see a 3rd movie that you feel is better than 2nd. This one is definitely better than Spiderman 2, and I loved Spiderman 2.

The only complaint I have is that it gave me a horrible horrible terrible scary nightmare. In my dream, Jared was trying to save someone's life (like Spidey) but he was killed. I could see him and he was dying and they had to tear me away from him. This is when I woke up, hysterical and crying.

Other then that nonsense, I loved this movie!

Monday, May 07, 2007

A few random notes.

RUTLESS is back.

Which means it is highly likely that I may have an accident which causes me to die anytime in the next two to three months. We shall see. Hopefully I won't have to eat anymore lottery tickets. Or go all day without using my cell phone. Or cover my body with permanent marker.

Although, if I get to do another cool one like this again, I won't mind. Keep an eye out.

My Cinco de Mayo/Birthday party didn't happen. My guest of honor, Brad, couldn't make it to Hickory due to a family emergency. And since pretty much everybody else was already busy, except Sam, I just canceled it. I'm okay with that though. I did go to El Paso with Katie and Daniel, and Stephen Foxy. Then I went home to do nothing. There's something to be said for sitting at home alone on a Saturday night reading Harry Potter with a slight margarita buzz on. And then Jared came home so my day was complete.

The best part of my weekend was during the day on Saturday when I cleaned my room from top to bottom and filled up six trash bags with clothes. Two went to the dumpster and four go to Goodwill. I feel so much better having unloaded some of the clothes I've been clinging to for years. It feels amazing to be able to say "It's time". Time to let go of stupid trashy coats I don't need anymore. Time to let go of t-shirts I've had since high school. Time to let go of that one t-shirt that may or may not have belonged to the ex. Zen. I now have a whole free closet for Jared's clothes.


And one more thing.. five days til I get to bring home Beefcake!

Friday, May 04, 2007


Thursday, May 03, 2007

this week


All of the awesomeness from the past couple of weeks is starting to wear me thin.
Tomorrow is more running around. During the day I am pricing items at grocery stores for the Cost of Living Index for Hickory. Then, Jared and I are going to Asheville for his sister's graduation/pinning ceremony. She is graduating from Western Carolina with a nursing degree. So smart.

Luckily on Saturday and Sunday I have very few plans. Except for this whole birthday party/ Cinco de Mayo party I'm supposed to be having Saturday night. You're all invited. It won't be anything huge though. Of course, before hand I plan on being at El Paso for some tastey Pollo Loco and a few margaritas.

And on Sunday? Satellite company #2 will be coming out to see if they can put up a satellite at my condo. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I have got to get away from the evil cable company.

Stephen Foxy would like to get Rutless started up again. Anyone interested?