Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I whip my hurrrrrrr

Not gonna lie, I totally love Willow Smith's "Whip my hair". Yeah, I said it. Deal with it, lol.

but I think this girl does it right when it comes to that song. damn good for a 9/10 yr old.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

You'll shoot your eye out!

You know what is possibly my favorite part of Christmas each year? The 24 hour long marathon of "the Christmas Story" on TBS. I have been known to watch it at least 4 times in one day. I love it so. I hope I never get sick of it. What a great tradition, TBS!

Deck the halls wif baws of howrry, Fa ra ra ra ra, ra-ra ra ra!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I just wanna dance!

Every year in December, retired police officer Tony Lepore breaks out his best dance moves while directing traffic in Providence, R.I.'s Dara Brown reports.

Dancing cop busts moves at R.I. traffic stop

I wish my dad had moves like this!

<br/><a href="" target="_new"title="Dad, daughter put on dancing spectacle">Video: Dad, daughter put on dancing spectacle</a>

Gotta love a good ole flashmob :)

<br/><a href="" target="_new"title="Flash mob dances with umbrellas">Video: Flash mob dances with umbrellas</a>

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Well if this doesn't pull on your heart strings

I do not know what will.
(go to link below for really touching video)

Disease pushes young couple to love
Sabrina Parker the 16 year old girl died on Tuesday surrounded by family and close friends at her home after a year-long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, commonly referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”
Most people who develop ALS are between the ages of 40 and 70. Sabrina — who was diagnosed at 15 — was the youngest patient to be treated for the disease at Duke University Hospital.
Sabrina inspired all those in her life because of her courage and resilience. ALS is probably one of the worst of all the diseases and to hear or see such a young person battle this evil with so much dignity is simply unbelievable.
Her grandfather Noland Parker said that Sabrina maintained a positive attitude and made the best of every moment.
“She enjoyed life the best she could, and we allowed her free reign on that … We didn’t try to hold her back because we were scared something might happen,” Noland said. “She liked her freedom and wanted to get up and go when she wanted to and not let machines or this disease hold her down.”
Noland and his wife Zelma became Sabrina’s legal guardians after her mother, Melissa Kay Parker, died from ALS at age 24. He said that they enjoyed watching Sabrina grow into a mature and respectful young woman.
“She was kind of quiet and she got along with everybody and she did everything that other kids were doing,” he said. “She played softball and liked to be around her friends, talking and texting on the phone; she liked listening to music.”
Sabrina’s funeral service will be held today.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Grinds My Gears...

I haven't had to do these in a while. I guess that is a good thing, but today I felt it necessary.

I work at a local University (one guess which one...) and finals were last week. What does this mean? My place of work is bascially a ghost town. This is a nice departure really. I don't have to worry about terrible student drivers, their complete lack of acknowledgemnt that people work here and not just go to school here, and the overall frustrations of people constantly all up in my grill in my little cubicle space. My new office cannot be finished being built fast enough.

But back to my original reason for posting. Students have left and my building is fairly empty. A few times a week at  lunch I go downstairs to the main floor and go to a built in "cafe" area my area has. They have a wide variety of sandwiches, both hot and cold, sushi, snacks, drinks, and a Starbucks. It is very convenient and very wonderful. That is until I realized they had shutdown starting THIS week and not next week and with no warning to any employees who often use this area as their lunch area. Gee, thanks. So what do I do when I walk all the way down there and realize I am going to go without my favorite sandwich and vitamin water for lunch? I happily remind myself I have a hidden cavern of "in case of emergency hunger" type foods squirreled away in my desk. "VICTORY IS MINE" I think to myself. I quickly find a Chef-Boyardee lasagna bowl (no judging here, I'm starving) and a fiber one bar and think I am finally going to be appeased.

Then this is what happens:

That is right. Red sauce all up on my light blue and white cardigan set almost directly on a very awkward place on my chest. Shot right out of the container at lightening speed, hurling itself at my face and sweater set.

You know what really Grinds My Gears?

Having to resort to prepackaged food that shoots out red sauce on your shirt because the damn Cafe downstairs forgot to mention that they were closing a week early.


Geekie xmas wish list...

Some fun Christmas gift giving ideas...

Kodak PlaySport HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Waterproof)

Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

More than just a cookbook, Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen. Why is medium-rare steak so popular? Why do we bake some things at 350° F/175° C and others at 375° F/190° C? And how quickly does a pizza cook if we overclock an oven to 1,000° F/540° C? Author and cooking geek Jeff Potter provides the answers and offers a unique take on recipes — from the sweet (a "mean" chocolate chip cookie) to the savory (duck confit sugo).
This book is an excellent and intriguing resource for anyone who wants to experiment with cooking, even if you don't consider yourself a geek.

Stadium Mural


Pizza of the Month Club - 3 Months with Free Shipping



The Jumbo Duct Tape Book

Coolagon Wagon- The Cooler on Wheels









*I do not endorse, nor was I paid to endorse any of these products*

Friday, December 3, 2010


My sorority sisters will know why this is so funny to me and made me snort a little when I laughed as I viewed this on

"Multitasking fail"

I say it's more of a "win" to me.

Christmas List

My mother has been asking me for the last couple of weeks what I want for Christmas. Funny how the older we get, the more "practical" the gifts I ask for have become. Well, maybe not ALL of the gifts I ask for are practical....we all remember the tiger blanket/snuggie/booty buddy from urbanoutfitters.....

But I do have a list of items I would LOVE but I feel bad for asking for. Is that weird? Or maybe it's just me...
Either way, here's a list of some of my favs for this year:

Kate Spade Lever Back Earrings in red/ruby (but I'd take the emerald or black!)
Sony - Internet Connectable/Wi-Fi Ready Blu-ray Disc Player


Michael Kors Women's Leather Zip Front Motocross Jacket

Tickets to the BCS Orange Bowl in Miami or the Chick-fil-A Bowl Game (depending on which one FSU goes to, preferably the orange bowl- BCS baby!!!)

I do love my list thus far :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's December...already?

So here's the honest truth. I am not a big Christmas fan. I think years of retail service and working the holidays have beaten it out of me. Sure I love the seasons changing, wearing new winter clothes, all the fun new coffee flavors, and of course the presents, haha. What I don't like? Cheesy holiday music, ads, and decorations being forced down your throat. Call me a traditionalist, but I like simple, classic Christmas style.
Like these:

And not the craptacular  shenanigans I see like this :

Since when did Christams have to be about who can accumulate the MOST crap on their houses or on their persons? I mean really, this cannot be fun/comfortable:

All you teachers know what I speak of.....tacky sweaters....*shiver*

This is an appropriate Christmas sweater:
See the difference? I thought so.

Oh Christmas....

Monday, November 29, 2010

Nah Nah Nah, nah nah nah, Hey Hey Hey - Good bye!

FSU Seminoles laid a whoopin' on the gators last Saturday and this fan could not be any happier. Actually, I can because Maryland beat NC State and now FSU is going to the ACC Championship. It's like Christmas for Thanksgiving this year! Now if I can only manage to get tickets AND get my happy butt up to Charlotte, NC for the game this weekend...

and here's a link to an article about the win that just made feel all warm and fuzzy inside:
Seminoles beat Gators for first time in seven years

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Feel better?

Now that I am posting like a mad woman to make up for the fact that I have been so MIA? Still love me? yay!

Here's another video to entertain you:
This soldier in Iraq had an HP printer which quit working. He contacted HP tech support for help to fix it. HP told the soldier that he would have to pay them for the advice.

Watch this 60 second video for his response to them.

I don't know how many folks will end up seeing this ...but HP customer relations probably wish they had helped him out or even sent him a new printer.

Further Proof

that the internet is made up of 98% cat photos/videos. And that cats are strange creatures, but highly entertaining at times.

Penguin love

I love penguins. I have since I was a little girl. Whenever I see a cute news story or video about them, prepare yourself because I will be posting it. Enjoy :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Oh, Anthropologie, how I love thee!

Can someone please please please be my sugar momma/daddy and take me shopping at Anthropologie?!

Love, I call it love:

sweet love!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Until I get the strength..

and the motivation to actually go through my pictures and post about my friends and I's "pre-thanksgiving, thanksgiving", I give you this. A few movie trailers of movies coming up I think look fairly interesting...

Monday, November 15, 2010

100th post? Hooray!

I do find it fairly ironic that my 100th post would also coincide with me apologizing for being M.I.A for the last week. I came down with a  fairly acute case of Tonsillitis. If you have never had it, it SUCKS. Yes, I realize I'm an adult, but when/if you ever go through that you will know what I mean when there is no other way to describe it but that it SUCKS. If you don't know what it is here's a picture and a brief description:

Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils most commonly caused by viral or bacterial infection. Symptoms of tonsillitis include sore throat and fever. While no treatment has been found to shorten the duration of viral tonsillitis, bacterial causes may be treatable with antibiotics....
Common symptoms of tonsillitis include:[1][2][3][4]
  • red and/or swollen tonsils
  • white or yellow patches on the tonsils
  • tender, stiff, and/or swollen neck
  • bad breath
  • sore throat
  • painful or difficult swallowing
  • cough
  • headache
  • sore eyes
  • body aches
  • fever
  • chills
  • nasal congestions
Acute tonsillitis is caused by both bacteria and viruses and will be accompanied by symptoms of ear pain when swallowing, bad breath, and drooling along with sore throat and fever. In this case, the surface of the tonsil may be bright red or have a grayish-white coating, while the lymph nodes in the neck may be swollen.
The ONLY symptom I did not have was coughing. I figured this was because in order to cough you have to be able to have movement in your throat, which I had NONE. My throat was so swollen by the time I saw my doctor I had been unable to even drink water for a few hours. The poor doctor had a hard time even getting my jaw low enough to scrap the back of my throat (no fun!). I was literally in tears after the swabbing. Thankfully they took pity on me and just immediately shot me up with a pain killer and then immediately filled a pain prescription. God Bless them. It was the kind of pain that makes you want to curl up into a ball, rock back forth and cry for your mommy. Yeah, I was that pathetic. Too bad at 25 you are a little old to do such things in public. So instead I just dragged myself home and managed to freak my roommate out with my impression of a "dying" mess. I'm pretty sure I not only resembled, but also sounded, like a bullfrog when I managed to...."croak" out any words....yeah bad joke, deal with it :)

Good news is I am on day 5 of 10 for my antibiotics and only suffer from "mild discomfort". Which basically means it still hurts to swallow and talk for lengths, but I can eat food again after not eating anything for days. I was able to eat solid food by Saturday for my friends and I's "Pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving", but I will share more on that in the next post.

Thankfully I had friends to help to take care of me, aka- the giant pathetic mess, and I am well onto recovery and feeling up to blogging again. Win for everyone!

oh, and as just as a warning, DO NOT Google image search tonsillitis. It will scar you/ traumatize/gross you out. Trust me.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I miss....

My favorite pair of red sunglasses. They were truly my favorite pair of sunglasses I have ever owned, and trust me, I have owned A LOT of sunglasses.

le sigh.

I will find another adequate enough pair to replace them, but until then....

Memories, like the corners of my mind.......Misty colored memories, of the way we weeeeeere!

Monday, November 8, 2010

I'm ashamed to say...

This sounds delicious....

"Whether this Thanksgiving centerpiece incites horror, amazement, or confusion when it’s served, it’s certain to evoke some kind of outburst. Warning: This dish is not recommended for people who require an inch of space between food groups."

For the turkey layers:

Unsalted butter, for coating the pans

2 pounds ground turkey breast

1 cup quick-cooking oats

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated on the small holes of a box grater

1/3 cup ketchup

1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves

1 teaspoon minced fresh sage leaves

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 medium garlic cloves, minced

For the sweet potato layer:

1 pound sweet potatoes

1/4 cup whole milk

2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick)

1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed

Pinch ground mace or nutmeg

Freshly ground black pepper

To assemble:

About 5 cups or 1 recipe Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes, warm

1/2 cup cranberry sauce, such as our Cranberry and Citrus Sauce, chilled, excess liquid drained

2 1/2 cups Sausage Stuffing, warm

1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Gravy, for serving (optional)

Oh dear goodness......

Source: Chow website

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Elyse Frankcom is one of the lucky ones.

The 19-year-old ocean tour guide was saved from a shark attack in Australia last weekend when a stranger grabbed the animal's tail and forced it to release its grip.

Frankcom was left with two giant bite marks, 200 stitches on her left leg and buttock and undying gratitude for Trevor Burns, a guest on her swim-with-the-dolphins tour, who had been snorkeling near Frankcom when the attack occurred.

"I felt the force of being kind of pulled to the side … and then I looked and saw a grey figure in front of me," Frankcom told the Sunday Times in Perth. "I felt me inside its mouth – it was horrifying. There is a lot of people that don't make it and a lot of people don't survive."

Frankcom later thanked Burns in an emotional reunion. "Thank you so much, thank you so much ... my hero," she said, embracing him. "Anytime, okay?" he replied. 


Monday, November 1, 2010

Map Monday!

Okay, lame headline, but it's all I came up with on a Monday.

I found this little pop culture nugget funny on my blog list today. I found it amusing becuase my friends and I always say that movies take WAY too much liberty sometimes with how they describe where cities/states/countries are just so that they fit a plot-line better. Gotta love Geekologie for finding this clever map to help you if you ever wonder what our country looks like according to the movie industry.

(click on image to enlarge)


Sunday, October 31, 2010

oh Halloween.

This year you have been better than past ones in recent years. I will not be sharing a lot of fact you only get two. One of me and my new best friend, Captain Planet, and a second picture of my awesome roommate and her boyfriend. Bonus points for guessing who they were dressed as :)

Hope you had an awesome Halloween too!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Even though it's a lilttle early...

I've already started thinking about what I want for christmas. I've been having a hard time with it though. It seems as though the older I get all I really want is some cash money, ya heard me?
But seriously though, I guess it makes me more of an "adult" to not want gifts per say but cash or gift cards instead. And not gift cards to Ruby Tuesday or Macaroni Grill (ew, BTW), but gift cards to somewhere like Target. Oh sweet Target, how I love thee!

Also something I have observed is that the older I get the more I realize how much I don't want certain advertised crap on TV. For example, who the hell would ever want this for a gift or any kind of occasion?

umm, creepy much?

Anyone else here remember the original "Go-Go my walking kitty/puppy" from maybe twenty years ago? You know the creepy robot-looking fake dog that had a leash that acted as its controller. I had one. That dog was freakin creppy, but I played with in front of my mom so she wouldnt't be mad. Still gives me the shivers as I remember its dead eyes looking into me. Here's a reminder of it.
(only video I could find has like 20 eighties-tastic videos in it and "go-go..." starts at the 2:35 minute mark)

and this is the new "updated" version of the toy. Now with a background dancing troupe. Super!

and this product just scares me....very deeply. I guess it's good for the old crazy cat lady we all know and love!

so for future reference this lady right here would prefer you not to pay attention to TV and really think about your gift giving ideas.... :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A tribute to Vic Viloria

Most people may be saying who is Vic Viloria? But those who are Seminole nation obsessed like moi will know this guy is a badass. Okay, maybe not the most professional way of putting it out there, but I feel a guy as cool and as awesome for the FSU football program should be called nothing less.
So who IS Vic Viloria? I feel there are two ways to describe this man; one, the professional bio and two, the way myself and the way the rest of the Seminole nation should.
The professional bio version:
The Viloria Profile
Birthdate: July 22, 1979
Hometown: Chalmette, LA
High School: John Curtis Christian
College: SMU
Family: wife, Randi; daughters, Taylor and Mady
Coaching Background
• Vic Viloria joined Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher's staff in January 2010 from SMU - his alma mater - where he spent the previous three seasons as the head strength & conditioning coach.
• Viloria spent the previous two years as an assistant strength coach at LSU under the supervision of Tom Moffitt, working with the Tigers' nationally-ranked football and baseball programs, as well as the swimming and golf teams.
• A disciple of renowned weightlifting coach Gayle Hatch, Viloria endorses the "Hatch System" which develops functional and explosive strength in players through the use of free weights, plyometrics and jumping drills.
• Viloria was a four-year letter winner at linebacker for SMU and a three-time member of the All-Western Athletic Conference team. He led the Mustangs in tackles each of final three seasons and recorded at least 10 tackles in 21 games over the course of his career.
• He was a member of the NFL Europe's Scottish Claymores.
• Viloria is certified by USA Weightlifting.
• Married to former SMU sprinter and track assistant Randi Taylor, the Viloria's have two daughters, Taylor Ann and Mady.
Coaching History
LSU, 2004-2006 (assistant strength & conditioning coach); SMU, 2007-2009 (head strength & conditioning coach); Florida State 2010-present (head strength & conditioning coach/football)

And then there is the way I see him

This is a man who LOVES his job. He loves his team. He will do whatever he can during a game to make sure the players know exactly how he feels and to make sure they are just as pumped as he is. Hell, you could say he was even trying to be a cheerleader. Constantly jumping up and down in his signature black shirt, arms waving and motioning for the crowd to get LOUD. It warms my heart to see a coach to full of spirit and gusto in a game. He does not care what the score is. We can be down 10 or up 31-0 and he has the same intensity, the same energy about making sure our boys (and the fans for that matter) are on their A game.
You can clearly see from my diagram the level of awesome this man brings to the game:

I think one of the real reasons why I love having this new coach, besides the obvious talent he brought to the strength and conditioning side of football, is seeing him and our Head Coach, Jimbo Fisher, have PASSION for our team, our game. When was the last time we saw ole Bobby get really lit up about something, get in an Ref's face, scream his lungs out. Watching Jimbo get all lit up(and rightly so) over the very flagrant and dangerous facemask penalty on receiver Bert Reid during the BYU game.
Jimbo lost his S*%!, as did the rest of the stadium. The Ref's didn't call the penalty and Jimbo was NOT having it:
What you don't see (and darnit I wish I had taken a pic myself!) was other coaches and staff trying to pull Jimbo off the Refs. At first you can tell Vic was going the way of controlled coach and was one of the ones trying to calm him down, but after (what appeared) to be the refs refusing to do a thing over a BYU player almost decapitating an FSU player , Mr. Vic turned to the crowd (who was loudly booing) and started to encourage them. I do believe I even saw fist pumping while standing on a bench during a "Jimbo, Jimbo, Jimbo" chant echoed in the stands. I seriously felt my heart swell with pride. Here my team was, full of passion, pride, and concern for OUR team. I seriously felt like a parent watching their kid score their first touchdown at that moment.

I cannot remember the last time Bobby would've dared done this. All I remember the last few years is him mumbling some dad-gums, looking disappointed, and him at the OPPOSITE side of the field from where the action was going on. I am, and will forever be, a Bobby Bowden lover. The man did amazing, great things for FSU Football- hell the school- but we needed passion again, and he couldn't provide it anymore.

If you want to read some more greatness about Coach Viloria, follow me this way...
Viloria, Strength program making instant impact

And to see what Vic puts our boys through to train go here (I love how you can ALWAYS spot Coach Vic by the black shirts he wears. He must own a hundred black FSU shirts!). Plus there's some eye candy in there for you ladies ;)

*all images taken from I do not own them or the bio statistics
*all AWESOME micosoft paint work done by myself :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Damn good weekend

This past weekend was a great deal of fun. Good people, good drinks, a good football game, Oh and the Gators lost...again...on their homecoming...and now they are unranked. Muwahahahaha.

At the football game this weekend it happened to be Parent's Weekend for FSU. FSU beat Boston College 24-19. Not a pretty score, but I will take the win! During half time the FSU Marching Chiefs did a "dedication" to the parents attending Parent's Weekend. The ENTIRE band dressed in their best 70s disco/pimp/hippie/elvis gear. Fan-freakin-tastic. I shot some videos and am so pleased I was able to get three songs.

A few photos to begin with...

The Drum Major is first, of course

Videos of performances

"Copa Cabana"

"Play that Funky Music". The best part is the ENTIRE band stopped playing and did a dance. LOVED it.

"Last Dance"

roomie love

my mom is awesome. you should be jealous :)