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....