Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Dear 2008.

Dear 2008,
You suck.

Let's break up. I found a new year (2009, isn't he dreamy?). One who promises to treat me good. One who comes with a hot black man and a fistful of hope. This new year will take me to Savannah, the beach, and who knows, maybe even somewhere far away. This new year will give me money and caress me in all the right ways.

Thanks for trying, 2008, but you were an epic fail.

Peace out,

Monday, December 29, 2008

Good things that have happened to me in the past weekish.

A: I am finally being promoted at my job! Booyah! Now I will be going from being a GIS Technician to a GIS Analyst and you still won't understand what I do. Hopefully in the coming year I will get my professional certification thinggy.

B: I got some really awesome Christmas presents: comfy Bamboo sheets, some nice shirts, earrings, The Dark Knight, Chronicles of Narnia, a ceiling fan, an itrip, an ipod arm band for working out, and lots and lots of fun socks! I love fun socks.

C: Jared is moving out on New Years Day. This is really only positive because now I can thouroughly clean my spare bedroom. And move my desk in there.

D: I've been able to see almost all of my good friends over the past two weeks. My friends rule and have helped me get over my sadness for the most part (alcohol did the rest!)

E: Last night I went with Katie and got a pedicure, the first one since 2000, when I went to prom:

F: My step sister had a baby on Sunday, the first boy born into the family. Of course, she's still a baby herself, but that's besides the point.

G: After four long years of ups and downs and ins and outs, I finally won my office's fantasy football league. Yes, you can call me the supreme fantasy football goddess. With my $150ish winnings, I plan to purchase some nice Gortex boots, so that when I GPS my feet won't get all cold.

I'd like to thank my team, the Stormtroopers, including Jay Cutler, Adrian Peterson, Andre Johnson, Antonio Bryant, and Cadillac Williams. Thanks for caring, guys!

Monday, December 22, 2008

In Case You Were Wondering..

I'm doing okay. My amazing friends have been constantly on the ball with keeping me busy. Brad even drove all the way from Durham yesterday to keep me busy for a few hours and then drove all the way home last night.

The truth is I miss him like crazy. But happiness is important. *sigh*

As for Christmas my plans are to spend Christmas Eve with my mom, Christmas Day with my dad, and hopefully relax for the three days off after Christmas. Maybe find an awesome after Christmas sale or something.

I'm going to try really really hard to make it on my own in my condo without a roommate. Why? I'm just too damn picky about cleanliness. If it's my mess, it's okay. But someone else's mess? No thank you.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The one with the inevitable.

After two and a half good years, Jared and I have finally come to our senses and realized we were not meant for each other. Even though we still care about each other deeply, we are just too different in our opinions and needs.

He is still around for now and I am hoping we can remain friends for a long time.

I'm not really ready to talk about it much, but feel free to comment if you want.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Football again...

Don't worry, this will probably be my last blog about football until next season. Since my Apps are off until next fall, I've switched gears to the Buccaneers, my NFL team. I was thinking they could go all the way again. They were playing so well for like 10 straight games. And then? At Monday Night Football last week (which I was at) they decided to suck.

And then yesterday they lost to Atlanta Falcons. Thanks, guys! They do this to me every year. They start out ok, do amazing mid to late season, but in the last few games they crap out and suck. I'll be amazed if they get into the playoffs. It might not even be possible at this point. But, hey, at least they've won one Super Bowl before.. unlike some other local team.. This just isn't their year to repeat.

At least my fantasy team is doing okay for now. It is the first week of the playoffs for my fantasy football team. Jared was in the lead out of the whole league, but is probably going to lose tonight. In the first round. To the worst team in the playoffs. I, however, and most likely going to win. yay!

Friday, December 12, 2008


As a big fan of both Star Wars and The Princess Bride, I can't help but share the funny, from ICANHASFORCE:

a survey, copied from Carmen, because they're easy.

-1. My eye color: Brown with a hint of red.
2. Favorite car: DMC Delorean.
3. Right-handed or left-handed: Right, Leftys are weird :D
4. Shoes you wore today: My Target platform work loafers.
5. My fears: Being lonely.
6. Goal you would like to achieve this year: Getting what I want.
7. Thoughts first waking up: What would be the worst that would happen if I just slept a little longer?
8. My bedtime: usually midnightish.
9. Pepsi or Coke: Coke
10. Single or Group Dates: Single dates with my baby.
11. Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate
12. Do you smoke: Nah.
13. Do you sing: I try, but I have an awful voice
14. Have you been in love: Yes. Of course.
15. Do you want to get married: One day.
16. Do you get along with your parents: My parents are pretty awesome. Most of the time.
17. Do you play a musical instrument: At one time I played the piano, the clarient, the trumpet and the guitar. but now I just play the GPS unit.
18. In the past month have you smoked: I don't recall that happenning.
19: Favorite candy bar: Snickers.. or 5th Avenue
20: In the past month have you gone on a date: Yes, quite a few, but all with the same person.
21. All-time favorite sports team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers and ASU Mountaineers.
22. Ideal girlfriend/boyfriend: Someone who thinks I'm their world.
23. My best friend(s): Carmen, Brad, Katie.
24. Do you believe in love at first sight: No, that’s just lust.
25. Favorite clothing brand: clothes that fit
26. Dream vacation: hawaii
27. My favorite singer: Beck, Avett Brothers
28. My favorite movie: Pirates of the Carribean
29. Have you ever fired a gun: I fired my brothers pistol once, that was fun!
30: Do you like answering these questions: I don't really want to blog a real blog because I don't want to be a debbie downer.
31. Do you like yourself: In a way.
32. I am addicted to… talking and thinking.
33. Favorite drink: Vodka and Cranberry.
34. Do you have a crush on anyone: Yep.
35. Are you ticklish: Yes. Don't tickle me. I HATE it.
36: Favorite ice cream flavor: Chunky Monkey
37. Define yourself in 3 words… Passionate, Mellow, Thoughtful
38. Do you believe in God: I want to.
39: Favorite day of the week: Saturday
40. Heads or tails: Tails
41. Favorite author: Patricia Cornwell, J.K. Rowling, Kathy Reichs.
42. What magazines do you read: Not really a magazine reader...
43. Sweet or sour: Sweet
44. Favorite chewing gum brand: Five gum. It lasts for freakin ever!
45. My hair color: Red, and curly.
46. Height: 5′ 3″
47. My heritage: German, English, perhaps Irish
48. My weakness: Impatience, Disorganization, Laziness.
49. My perfect pizza: Pep. and Green Peppers, Papa Johns Pizza.
50: My most overused phrase on IM: I don't really IM.
51. My best physical feature: My hair and eyes.
52. Do you get motion sickness: Not very often.
53. McDonalds or Burger King: McDonalds
54. Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Tea makes me vomit.
55.Cappuccino or Coffee: Mochachino
56. Do you swear: By the moon and the stars in the sky.
57. Do you want to go to college: I wouldn't mind going back.
58. Do you think you’re attractive: Yes, occasionally. More so now than ever before.
59. Do you like thunderstorms: Yes, they make me sleepy.
60. In the past month have you drunk alcohol: Past 24 hours?
61. In the past month have you been on drugs: Nothing illegal.
62. Favorite cartoon as a child: Animaniacs
63. Favorite sport: Football!
64. In the past month have you been on stage: No, since karaoke doesn't happen anymore :(
65. Ever been beaten up: Nope, but I've been hit
66. How you want to die: In a horrible car wreck.
67. Number of piercings: 4 in one ear, three in the other, I used to have my eyebrow, tongue, and nose.
68. Favorite color: Green!!!
69:Favorite food dish: Green Bean Casserole, Mashed potatoes.
70. My parents are… Divorced and remarried.
71. Do you have children: Not yet.
72. Do you have pets: 2 fat cats.
73. My favorite music genre: 90's rock.
74. My favorite season: Fall. It used to be winter until this winter.
75. Silver or Gold: Silver
76. Who was the last person that called you: Jared.
77: Are you a good driver: I'm alright now, but in high school and college I was terrible.
78. Would you rather be rich or famous: Famous
79. When I’m sad or down, I prefer to… ball up on the couch.
80. What is your phone’s current ringtone: App State's fight song, I need to change that til next year thogugh.
81. The longest you’ve gone without sleeping: I haven't really slept properly for 3 weeks now.
82. What would you do with a million dollars: pay off my student loans.
83. What makes you laugh: Jared's sillly faces.
84. Your favorite book: Shades of Gray.
85. Most embarrassing moment: Can't remember.
86: Favorite item that you currently own: Laptop.
87: Have you ever moved: about 20 times.
88. Kisses or hugs: Why choose?
89. Are you a very emotional person: I base a lot on emotions, much more so now than ever before.
90: Do you think anyone else will repost this? No.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Football and Life

So the last few weeks I've not been interested in blogging because I've either been busy or depressed. Luckily for you I'm never depressed for too long and I don't think I need therapy. Who knows. My office has is part of an Employee Assistance Network so if I ever get desperate for counseling, that's an option. But alas, usually I can talk myself out of these funks.

The past few weekends have been all about App football and not sleeping. The App games have been great, with the exception of the harrowing COLD. It seems the older I get the more I get over that "Loving the cold" thing that I've been all about for 26 years. Perhaps the Florida in me is coming back out. I still hate being hot, but now I hate being cold too.

Yes, my beloved Mountaineers lost their playoff game on Saturday ending their 4 year run of awesomeness. But seriously? THREE National Championships in a row is a huge big deal and something that will be hard for anybody to touch. I can produce a lot of theories as to why we lost this game on Saturday, but really, it was just time. Time for a break from being the best. Nobody can be the best all the time. And while we're all still sad about it, I'm just glad I don't have to drive to Chattanooga again. And I'm glad that I didn't jump the gun like my boss and buy 18 tickets to the championship game (which he now has to try to sell). Next season we will TOTALLY be back and we will dominate and we will beat ECU in September. I hope. :D

Tonight Jared and I are going to the Monday Night Football game at the Panthers Stadium to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hopefully shut down the Panthers. The last two years have seen two dirty injuries to my Bucs coming from the Panthers. I'm hoping tonight isn't a repeat.

This weekend I plan on doing NOTHING other than going to see Carmen's play: "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever".

bruce gradkowski!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Beefcake napping under the tree,

As you can see, I have gotten around to putting up the tree with Jared's help. All we need now are presents to put under it.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


So, I am slowly but most probably assuredly climbing out of the massive hole of funk-titude that I've been in for the past week.5. Now don't go trying to pull me out by the hair or anything, I have to climb out myself. I've still got two feet stuck in the mud, but my arms are free to flail about.


Monday, December 01, 2008


Rather than apologize for being a bad blogger or talk about how un-awesome my week last was (and still is) I'll just point you to this fun little site that I look at every once in a while for a little laugh:

Eric Conveys An Emotion

Stupid Christmas.