Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I don't really have anything Halloweeny to say.. I went searching for my pirate pants last night and could not find them, so I'm wearing my backup pair tonight and they are not as cute :(

While I was searching though, I decided to finally remove all of the old Sagebrush shirts from my closet. I had 14!! That's a lot of t-shirts that I'll never wear again. They are in all sorts of colors: red, blue, orange, pink, yellow, green, dark blue, brown-green. If I added all of Jared's old Sagebrush t-shirts, we'd have like 25 shirts. I'm thinking I need to find a cool way to recycle these shirts. Can anyone think of something neat to do with 25 t-shirts of various colors (mostly red) that doesn't involve me learning to sew?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I throw up a lot..

Yesterday I woke up with a headache. It was small and barely noticeable, but it was there. As the day went on it got more annoying. I took several (3 to 4) Tylenol Extra Strength pills throughout the day, but it never subsided at all.

I decided to go ahead and go to trivia since I didn't go last week due to vacation. This was a bad idea. Even though team "Yosef is Your Daddy" won 1st place, it probably would have been better for me to stay home. Halfway into the last round of questions I had to go in the bathroom and throw up. I felt a little better after that, and we finished the game. Carmen had asked for a ride home since her husband wanted to leave early. I said yes, but I made her drive my car home since I wasn't sure if the nausea would come back.

We made it all the way to about a block from my house when I started to feel nauseous again, and then as we were pulling into our parking lot, I had to roll the window down and throw up out of my car. Then we pulled in and I opened the door and did it again. It was rough. The worst part is, where I threw up was right where Jared would be getting out of his car a little later. Oops.

I called Jared and let him know to watch out where he stepped, and he got home soon after and took care of me. I took a Tylenol PM and man, do those things work.

I'm pretty much better today except I'm so sleepy! Ah well.

Tomorrow night is a big night! Halloween Game! Costumes! Wine!

Not a Good Read.

This blog post is not entertaining, it's more for my benefit, so I can remember what I did... Sorry

My trip to Florida:

Wednesday: Drove to K-town, visited Mommy. She's looking good, she's had lap-band surgery and it's really working out for her.
Drove to Enochville to stay at brother Alan's house.

Thursday: Got up at 7:00 and left for Florida with Alan and niece Elora. Had yummy sausage balls and Chex Mix. We stopped at Chic-Fil-A for lunch, and made it to Sarasota (Florida) around 6:30 ish.
We were supposed to stay with our cousin Eric that night, since Dad wasn't coming down til the next day, and he had hotel rooms reserved for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, not Thursday. Unfortunately, cousin Eric decided to be a punk-ass and not return our phone calls. We got a room at the hotel.
Dinner at Sonny's BBQ (blech).

Friday: We went to the South Florida Museum (which is a favorite thing in Bradenton). We go to see my lovely Aunt Dale and Uncle Rob, and then to see Grandpa Suggs. Grandpa looks as good as he can be.
Cousin Alicia came to Aunt Dale's with her chubby little son Micheal (my second cousin?).
Then we headed back to the hotel to wait for Dad, Brother Scott, and niece Madelyn to arrive. They finally got to the hotel around 8 and we headed over to Bradenton to eat at Wings & Things, where we had the best wings in the entire world. The six of us were joined by Uncle Rob & Aunt Dale, Alicia and Micheal, my Aunt Darinda and Uncle Mark, and my two other cousins, Kristina and Joey. What an... interesting dinner that was.
Thank god for Corn Nuggets.

Saturday: Alan, Scott, Madelyn, Elora and I headed to Port Charlotte to see our other grandpa, Grandpa Muhlberg. He's very German, and very uncaring of what he says. We had fun though, and we sat and watched him tell stories and play the accordion. He drove us around on the golf cart and we saw a wild hawk.
Then we all went to Myakka River State Park, where we saw deer, squirrels, vultures, alligators, and a wild boar. And my lovely niece Madelyn cried literally every five minutes. My brother Scott babied her, and I finally had enough and put her in time out myself.
Back at the hotel, Dad, Alan, Scott and I drank a bottle of rum and called Italian delivery, and my Dad knew the driver.
Also, this is the day I didn't speak to Alan for an hour because he's a jerk sometimes. I'm the black sheep of the family because I vote Democrat.

Sunday: We all headed over to see Grandpa Suggs again, and then Aunt Dale, and we had a pretty pleasant visit with each. We tried to find a bar with NFL Sunday ticket, but all we saw was Hooters, and that doesn't work with 2 little girls, so we had lunch real quick at Hops Restaurant and watched football in the hotel room. Tampa Bay lost :(. Dad, Scott, and I took the girls to the beach in Longboat Key, and then back to the hotel room, where we got ready and all went the the Crab Trap, some seafood place they all love.

Monday: We got up Butt-Ass early at 4:15 and headed home to NC. The drive was mostly pleasant with the exception of the last 2 hours when Alan was listening very loudly to Rush Limbaugh. I almost went deaf from having my ipod turned up so loud.

I got home around 6 and hugged Jared for a very long time.

So anyways, to sum up: it was hot (85 degrees!) and fun-ish. At least it wasn't June or July (like both Florida trips last year).

Now I need to catch up on a lot of sleep, but it's not going to happen this weekend (App football, party in Greensboro) or the next weekend (Atlanta with the Bonks).

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Can't wait to be here next fall:
ECU Pirates Stadium

(ECU Pirates Stadium!) This is most exciting because it means I don't have to leave North Carolina for the big game next year. :D

P.S. Notice the road name south of the stadium? Blackbeard Alley. How cool is that?

Monday, October 20, 2008

What Have I Been Up To?

Last week was the usual sputter when the exception that I had to GPS three days instead of the usual two. And it just happened to be the hottest week in October. *yay* But I survived somehow and even managed to score a first place trivia win on Wednesday night thanks to Jared, Stephen, Tyson and his cousin Kevin. I freakin’ love trivia, I’ve decided. Too bad I’m not smart enough to go on Jeopardy…. Yet…

I had a darn gravy weekend since Appalachian squeaked a sweet win over Georgia Southern (who we lost to last year). And last night my Buccaneers beat the pants off of Seattle, which was also quite sweet. Only thing that sucked was my fantasy team. My only chance for winning is if Jay Cutler throws for 5 touchdowns tonight. Which could happen, you never know.

This weekend I’ll be in Florida visiting my Grandpas. I only have the 2 grandparents left, except for a step-grandmother. My brother Alan might be going to Iraq in the next few months (*yay*) so he wants to go see our grandfathers again, just in case. My Grandpa Suggs is in a nursing home in Sarasota, and is apparently not doing so well. Alzheimer’s is .. well.. awful.

It will be a pleasant trip though, hopefully. I’ll be there with my dad, my two brothers, and two of my nieces, Elora and Madelyn. I hope to have lots of pictures to show you when I get back!

*****EDITED TO INCLUDE*** Yesterday I also had a freaking awesome time in Boone with Katie. We went shoe shopping, and then to Macado's for a yummy lunch and then to the Library (bar, not books) to watch the Panthers game with Marie!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Last Night's Crank Call:

Me: Hello?

Them: Hello! I love you! Okay! Bye Bye! (in a fake middle-eastern accent)

Maybe the world is getting better when you get crank calls that make you feel good inside.

Jared at the Hard Rock Cafe, embarrassed.
(Jared at Hard Rock Cafe being embarrassed)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Here's a representation.

I found a picture on line of the GIGANTIC crocodile I saw at Alligator Adventure in Myrtle Beach. So what if I'm obsessing a little. It's a GIANT CROCODILE.

And also a mullet: (You may have to click on it to get the full effect)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Last night I had a dream..

Last night I had a dream that I was looking at a map of the United States and all of the states on the east coast and all of the states on the west coast were blue. There were a lot of white states in the middle and a few scattered red states.

Oh, and it was late in the day on November 4th. Too bad I don't really believe in premonitions.

Strange, no?

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Hey Look at that! I'm a bad blogger.

I've spent the last 5ish days on vacation. Jared and I took a little birthday trip to Myrtle Beach. Jared turned a big old 26 years old on Saturday! I know, I'm robbing the cradle since I turned 26 in April. But he sure is a cute little young'un. On his birthday, we went to Hard Rock Cafe in Myrtle. It was actually nice this time. Last year when we went there we had to wait for 2 hours before we were seated. This time, since it was the off season, we had no wait. Jared ordered a drink and they carded him. Since the server noticed it was his birthday, they of course embarrassed him. I loved it, especially since Jared made me PROMISE not to tell them it was his birthday. Ha ha ha. I have a great picture (from my cell phone) of him wearing an aluminum foil pigtails hat. If I ever get around to posting them you'll laugh.

The best time to be had was at Alligator Adventure. I've always wanted to go there. I finally got the oppurtunity. I LOVED it. There is 22 foot, 2,000 pound crocodile there that would make you soil yourself if you saw it in the wild. I have a video of the gator feeding too.

Of course the weather was perfect too. I'll never go back in August when October is the perfect time to go to the beach.

Thanks for being patient with me and my bad bloggibility the last few .. months...

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Top 10

Top 10 reasons why I love my phone:

10. I can use the interweb to backup all of my contacts, saving me from the annoying habit of having to re-enter them when I get a new phone.

9. I can store and play MP3s on my phone. If I want to.

8. I can take videos and pictures that are sometimes decent!

7. It's got a great calender, that I don't really use.

6. I can keep all my media on a mini SD card, which I can reuse in my next phone.

5. I have the most awesome ringtones you've ever heard, and I only paid for half of them. Current ringtone: Hell's Bells, in honor of App football.

4. V-Cast song ID, it's fun. I can be listening to my car stereo, hold the phone up the speakers, and it will identify the song for me, and go to a page where I can download it as a ringtone, if I want.

3. I've had it a year and a half and it's never had any technical difficulties for me.

2. It's GREEN. No, not environmentally friendly.

1. I can play Jeopardy! on it whenever I want!

Supermacro superphone!

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