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 pictures....in 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 Warchant.com. 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 :)

These boots were made for walking....

Got my second pair of shoe from ShoeDazzle this month. Some delicious black suede platform boots. Looking at how I described them they sound like hooker boots, but i swear they're not, haha.

Oh the sweet joy...

Please ignore my poor choice in pants and bad camera angle. all i could get before camera died. :)
I love them so.

Friday, October 15, 2010

I will forever love...

old school Sheryl Crow.





That's enough. Justin Bieber. That's ENOUGH.



I LOATHE Justin Bieber. His voice/ image is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Everything about him irks me in a way I cannot explain. Do I wish harm to Justin as a person? No. To the "Justin" that I see everyday in the media, or hear briefly before I change a radio station as quickly possible? YES.
I do NOT smile when you smile.
You need a damn haircut.
You are freakin' 16 yr old from Canada. Not a 24 yr old rapper from Atlanta. DEAL WITH IT.


My hatred for all things Bieber-fever related almost make me lose site of all things that irk me about Beyonce. Don't even get me started on her.

With that said.... THAT'S ENOUGH, JUSTIN.

oh, and you know you're impressed my my fancy Microsoft Paint skills. oh yeeeeaahhhhh.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Reliving the glory

Since I missed watching the game on TV, I scoured youtube for clips. This shows every highlight in the arse whoopin' we laid on Miami and it's condensed down to only 9:11 minutes. Nice

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mosquitos and beer and football, oh my!

This past weekend myself and three of my friends decided to escape tally and go camping at one of my favorite spots on the beach.
We headed out to St. Joseph State Park early Saturday and planned to stay the night and head back Sunday around noon. A quick trip, but a nice one just the same. Now some of you may be wondering why in the WORLD would I, of all people, be miss watching a football game. And this is not just any game, but the FSU vs. Miami game. Two reasons- 1) it was an away game and 2) there is always radios to listen to the game on (plus the Sunday replays on SUN network in Florida).
I was especially happy because I got to break out my precious....errr, I mean my Nikon again and go to town. Still far from where I want to be as "artistic" goes, but  never thought it'd be overnight.

Without further ado.....a crapload of pics to give a summary of the trip:

The beach


Sunset fun


The campsite
My friend's idea on how to split wood since we forgot a hatchet/axe. Trust me, hilarity ensued...
The next day we stopped in the GORGEOUS Apalachicola, Fl. Very possibly my favorite little beach town in the world.
Fantastic lunch. Everyone should stop here on their way through.

The weekend was fun despite the outrageous amount of Skeeters. For those non-southern speakers, that's country for mosquitos.
and yay noles for whoopin' on those Canes - 45-17!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My brain just exploded with happiness!

Shipyard Brewery Company just came out with a NEW PUMPKIN ale!



Must. Find.
Must. Drink.

OH hell to the yeah

Flawless

Ok, I'll admit it. While in high school I watched Laguna Beach. Sad, but true. Did I watch The Hills afterward? Hrmmmm, sometimes if it was on n the sorority house or my sister was watching it, but other than that, nah. One thing that I still follow and love? Lauren Conrad. I think this girl is FLAWLESS. If I could have ANYONE's closet, it would be hers. There is practically nothing that I wouldn't wear of hers.....that is if I could wear it. She after all probably only weighs 110 soaking wet.

I mean, look...


And don't even get me started on her GORGEOUS hair.
Ugh.
Lauren, can I live in your closet? PLEASE?!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

This one goes out to Matt and his dog Rusty.....

Watch the video below!


Check out this great MSN Video: Dog gets used to new hiking boots

How about that...



I am definitely one of those people who is constantly having leftovers, or buying in bulk and storing items in the freezer for later. I hate being wasteful, and it's always nice to save a buck or two. But I have always wondered....but never really investigated....exactly how long can/should you keep things in the freezer?

I stumbled upon this article earlier and thought I'd share my new found wisdom with the world! Or least to those who happened to have read this blog and not the article.....yeah.

A list of commonly frozen foods and their expiration dates:

  • Bacon: 1 to 2 months
  • Breads: 2 to 3 months
  • Casseroles: 2 to 3 months
  • Cooked beef and pork: 2 to 3 months
  • Cooked poultry: 4 months
  • Cookie dough: 3 months
  • Fruit: 8 to 12 months
  • Frozen dinners: 3 to 4 months
  • Hot dogs: 1 to 2 months
  • Lunch meats: 1 to 2 months
  • Sausage: 1 to 2 months
  • Soups and stews: 2 to 3 months
  • Uncooked chicken (parts): 9 months
  • Uncooked chicken (whole): 1 year
  • Uncooked steaks, chops, or roasts: 4 to 12 months
  • Uncooked ground meat: 3 to 4 months
  • Vegetables: 8 to 12 months
Who would have thought you can store a WHOLE uncooked chicken for a year and still be okay? I sure as heck didn't. Although I don't see myself ever having to do that.....

Monday, October 4, 2010

Project time!!!

So in order to stay in line with my list and to save money I got crafty this weekend! Actually crafty would not be technically correct I suppose considering all I did was paint a dresser I constructed from instructions thanks to Ikea. Oh how I love you, Ikea!

My dresser started out like this



I decided to bring some light and happiness to my small room in my apartment by using Krylon "Bright Spot" in Gloss and Krylon Semi-Gloss "White". My second color is so daring and scary, no? haha.


 After one coat I was wary of the impending outcome...


Second coat was still making me wary... I really wanted it to look smooth and solid! Darn-it I was going to make this work like I wanted it to!



By the third coat I was feeling much better about the outcome...minus the slight dizziness from the fumes in my porch, haha.


Four coats later and...... TA-DA!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

If I had any kind of musical talent at all...

Whenever I'm in my car and listening to my ipod cycle through I always ask myself when a new song comes on that, "If I had any kind of musical talent, would I cover this song?"
Odd thing to do, but it's what my brain wonders off to do when I'm broed in the car.

The song I could listen to over and over again and definitely would be at the top of my list songs to cover would be "For my lover" by Tracey Chapman.
I. Love. That. Song.
There's a few others I would consider doing as well, but would want to see a short white girl like me screaming "poison" by Alice Cooper, I mean come on..... :)