Thursday, October 29, 2009

Game On!

I can't stay away from Facebook no matter how hard I try. I have absolutely no self control. Let's not forget that I am pretty bored and don't have a whole lot else going on when my husband is never home, blah blah blah.


Selfishness...Indulgence...Me. I have spent a lot of time alone as of late. When I first started spending time alone, I acted like a teenager who was left alone for the first time. I would eat Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean Ice cream topped with Bailey's Irish Cream for dinner. I would eat pizza and drink wine. Why would I act like this? I have lived like this for a couple years now, so you think I would be used to it. But I'm not. Why am I a 14 year old trapped in a 34 year old body? I have no children, no "real" responsibilities. But is that any excuse acting like this? Is it really wrong? Would you if you could? I am just glad I am not left alone for long periods of time. What would I become if I were? I should not be in charge of myself. I treat myself like that one cool aunt who would let you do whatever you wanted with no recourse. My body is not Caligula...I know this. My life is not a cartoon. I know this. But I seem to go by the mantra of "whateva-I do what I want" when left alone. Ug. With that said, I do have my limits and self-awarenes. But I sometimes wonder...why can't I be normal, and why do I use "..." when I type so much?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Once again, my love affair with Facebook is off again. Yes I was spending too much time on it and yes, I was posting too much personal stuff. I have grounded myself from it before, but that never lasted long. The best thing to do is just deactivate my account. That way I am less likely to get the urge to sign back on. I may be back on it later...but for now, I must deactivate! My close friends and family know how to reach me. So I will talk to you on the "outside"!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Visit Of A Lifetime!

I work for an amazing company that is owned by Berkshire Hathaway. We were lucky to be graced with the presence of Warren Buffett and his Board of Directors. Included on that board is Bill Gates. Amazing. They came in for a presentation by our President and then were supposed to take a tour, but the presentation and Q&A ran long (which isn't necessarily a bad thing) and they did not have time to take the tour. Me and my fellow stalkers (I mean coworkers) in the office did get some pretty good pictures of them getting off the bus and back on to leave. Here are some of the pics. Still surreal if you ask me. (Pics are kind of hard to see, but if you open them and zoom in you can see their faces better)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I Want To Live Here

Copenhagen, Denmark. Oprah reported the other day on the happiest places on earth. Nope...Disneyland wasn't one of them. The place that appealed most to me was Copenhagen Denmark. Take a look at some of these reasons and tell me you wouldn't want to live here. Not to mention, it would be like living in IKEA!

~Environmentally Consciousious - A third of the population rides bikes around the city, many with grocery bags or small children in tow.

~Homelessness - Poverty and unemployment are also extremely rare in this nation of 5.5 million people. If you lose your job, Nanna says the government continues to pay up to 90 percent of your salary for four years.

~Healthcare is free for everyone.

~The Danish government also takes a special interest in mothers and their children. Women typically get six to 12 months in paid maternity leave.

~College - citizens get paid to go the Universities from $400 to $500.

Click here to read the whole article.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bitchslappin Greatness!


After a month on the market, our house has only had 3 showings. We had an open house with only one straggler too. It's time to step up our game and reduce our asking price. We are going down from $195K to $189K. Hopefully this will bring in more traffic. It's not the best time of year to sell, but there are still buyers out there. Still have no idea what is going to happen if we sell the house. For that, I suppose only time will tell. All I can do is hope and wish for a miracle.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Rant

Seriously, does Best Buy need that many employees? All of which are spending more time helping each other than helping customers! Also, just because it's Saturday doesn't mean you can wear pajama bottoms and slippers to run your errands. Not to mention when you are walking out of Kirkland’s with your fellow old lady friends, don't stop in the middle of the line of traffic to use your hands to tell the important part of your story. Here is a little tip are not the only person on the planet. WAKE UP and get the F out of the way!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oprah vs. Dale Hansen

TMZ reported last night that Oprah co-hosted the local news on WFAA the other day when she was in town to film at the State Fair. Dale Hansen, the sports anchor, clearly doesn't give a F*&K and slammed Dr. Phill on live TV. I thought it was greatness. Watch!

Monday, October 12, 2009


I love this time of year. Not because of the weather. Not because of Halloween. Not because of the changing leaves. But because Pumpkin is EVERYWHERE and in EVERYTHING! I can't tell you how much I love Pumpkin. I feel like Bubba Blue from Forest Gump I like Pumpkin so much. Some of my favorites are:

Michelob Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Pumpkin Curry Soup
Williams Sonoma Pecan Pumpkin Butter
Williams Sonoma Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread
Pumpkin Butter Gooey Cake

If you like Pumpkin, check out 30 Ways To Eat Pumpkin!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

In Da Kitchen

I have gotten back into cooking lately and have been quiet creative. I recently made Cinnamon Chipotle Brownies for a coworker's birthday. I just took a basic Ghirardelli Brownie mix and added in some ground Chipotle Chili Powder and Cinnamon. I have no idea how much I used, but it turned out great! I made a smaller batch for myself this weekend (because I really need it...I know) and they didn't have the same kind of kick the others did. I guess I need to play with the measurements.

Frank also installed a glass tile mosaic backsplash today. I thought I would be able to help, but no dice. Hopefully it will help our house sell faster. I thought it would take a lot longer to do, but he started on it around 4PM today and finished around 8PM. He'll grout in the next day or two so it will be all done for our Realtor Luncheon our Realtor is putting on this Thursday (for other Realtors).

Now that all that is done today, I am able to relax with some vino and my pups and watch some Ghost Hunters...cause I'm a nerd.

I will post pics of the backsplash this week. I want to wait until after the grout is completed,etc.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Some of the places I should shop, but don't:

Some of the places I shop, but should shop at more often include:
Central Market
Whole Foods

Some of my staples include:
Ann Taylor Loft
Tom Thumb
Bath and Body Works

Scuba-Don't, Scuba-Do

Growing up I was always fascinated with the Ocean. There was a defining moment in 2nd grade in the library at school when I checked out a book about Sharks. From that moment on, I was hooked. I attended Sea Camp at Texas A&M Galveston when I was 15 and again when I was 16. I was going to be a Marine Biologist but I didn't have the study skills or motivation to make it through all the math and science. When I was in college, I took Scuba at UTA and got certified. I had just a handful of dives under my belt and then I had the accident. I was never all that comfortable in the water but that was probably because I was just uptight in general and never relaxed. The accident I had was all because I wasn't prepared for basic situations. My mouth got dry (which is very common) and I coughed. The thing I did wrong was not hold my regulator to keep it from coming out of my mouth. So it did and I inhaled a ton of water and panicked. I inflated my BCD and shot myself to the surface. It felt like I was kicked in the chest and I was light headed and close to blacking out. Fortunately I was only down about 20 feet. This was close to 10 years ago and I had not been diving since. Until now. I decided to give it another go and enrolled again at UTA in scuba class. This time is so different. I am calm and comfortable in the water and skills that were extremely hard for me to do before like mask clearing are second nature to me now. I am excited to be back in the water and to get back to my passion. I had missed out on so many experiences over the years in places like Grand Cayman, Aruba, St. Lucia, Puerto Vallarta, Turks and Caicos, and Dominican Republic to name a few. I owe it to myself to not just give up on my passion and to give myself another chance at doing something I truly love. So the question now is...where to next?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Back To Blogging - Random Post

The last several posts have basically said I know I have not been keeping my blog up to date. It's been over a month since my last post and so much has been going on. Most of it too personal to get into too much detail (other than the cryptic Facebook status updates - what was I thinking?). If you are close to me and Frank then you know what's been going on. Things are getting more stable and I am happier. Still a lot to work out. Our house is still on the market. It's only been a month, but we have only had 2 showings and 1 open house with 1 looker.

Aside from the drama the past month or so has brought, I have not been working out and I have been watching way too much TV. Currently, I am watching:

Project Runway
Vampire Diaries (lame, but giving it a chance)
True Blood (just finished the 1st season)
Ghost Hunters
Ghost Whisperer you see a theme here?

I have also been cooking again and being more domestic. I abandoned anything domestic this past summer to party like I was 20 instead. Once I figured out this having a kid thing wasn't going to happen, it’s like a switch was flipped in my head and my brain was transported back 10 years. What the hell was I thinking? It reaked havoc on my marriage, my body, my mind. I guess I was thinking if I wasn't going to have children, I didn't need to be domestic. I also had 4 years of stress built up of trying to get pregnant and being let down each and every month. I felt free almost like I didn't need to stay healthy anymore and I could treat my body like a playground of sorts. Every decision I made in the past 4 years had "what if I get pregnant" at the forefront of it. I also stopped working out and put on 10 pounds. So I have been easing back into the gym and hope to be back to my normal self soon.

Anyway, I am bored of Facebook, but will keep my account so I can post links to my blog updates and still keep up with my friends.

I know this was a random post...but my thoughts have been random as of late while trying to rediscover myself.