Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I started this a week ago and I've been too busy to finish it or post it! Sheesh! We also have made the decision to see how long we can go without cable tv or internet at our new home because we already pay for it at the office one mile away and we're only home and awake like 3 hours max per day. Surely we can get by on DVDs, the Wii, Xbox and books. Which speaking of books I've become addicted to Twilight (yes I'm really late on the bandwagon...) Anyway here are my "8 things" Lists:

8 Things I Did Today…
1. Had Rachael Wise of Cymbidium Photography come take pictures of us and the office for LIVING magazine.
2. Edited the article the writer wrote for the magazine.
3. Heated up leftover cheesy spaghetti for lunch.
4. Complained about being cold.
5. Decided I could in fact wear ankle boots with a dress...I realized I was behind the times when I went shopping for myself yesterday for the first time in I can't remember how long.
6. Prepared drawings for a planning and zoning submittal.
7. Read blogs and realized I'd been tagged by Laurie.
8. Got up at 7am and looked out the window after hearing a woman's voice convinced she was in a domestic dispute...but no one was there when I looked outside...still wondering what I heard.

8 Of My Favorite Restaurants…
1. Cheesecake Factory
2. Chili's
3. La Madeline
4. The Homeplace in Abilene
5. Uncle Julio's
6. Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap
7. Spring Creek BBQ
8. Bellini's in Dallas (just for the bread...mmm)

8 Shows I Watch(ed)…
1. The Office
2. Dallas Cowboys football Games
3. Everybody Loves Raymond
4. Jon & Kate Plus 8
5. Real World anything...
6. Whatever stupid reality show happens to be on (Sunset Tan, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Real Housewives, The Hills, etc.)
7. We actually don't have cable right now...so I'm having a hard time remembering what I like haha
8.

8 Things I Wish For…
1. Bryan's practice to be successful
2. My friends and family to always have happiness
3. A King size bed
4. To create a fake bad wardrobe and get myself on What Not to Wear so I can get the $5,000 worth of clothes haha
5. That the news would be positive and not so "doom and gloom" all the time
6. That I would find the time to exercise more...or at all as it's been going lately
7. More hours in the day
8. That I was a little bit taller, a baller, had a rabbit in a hat with a bat...


8 Things I Look Forward To…
1. Having our new home all set up
2. Spending more time with my family now that we live closer
3. Summertime...warm weather and beach vacations!!
4. Having more time to spend with friends and relax
5. Someday having my own little family (don't get excited...I'm waiting til I'm not needed to work 60+ hours per week before I bring another person into this world!)
6. Reading in the bathtub at night
7. Sleep
8. Seeing anyone I haven't seen in awhile :)

8 People I tag: Tiffany, Bonnie, Emily, and anyone else that hasn't already been tagged by this.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Humiliation Chronicles Numero Tres

In order to move on from my last post I've decided to revert back to embarrassing stories about myself....

My whole life I have LOVED going to church camp. The first camp I went to was ACU Learning to Lead when I was in second grade. It was so great! After that week I got a chalk board for my bedroom at home that would have a daily and weekly countdown until the next time I got to go to camp. It got to where people at church would ask "How many days?" and I'd be able to say "237 days" immediately without hesitation.

There was really only one time when I was about 12 that I didn't just love a camp session. I definitely enjoyed my time there, but it wasn't the same as the other camps I had been to. This session was extremely conservative. The other girls I came with and I were the only ones who hadn't packed for "knee length" shorts only if you catch my drift. I also didn't realize that I would need to wear a t-shirt over my swimsuit during girls swim time...fear of fostering lesbianism I assume.

At this camp there were only 4 showers for 3 bunks of girls...so about 60 girls were sharing 4 showers. Towards the middle of the week we decided to get up extra early so we wouldn't have to wait in line for our showers. The way the showers were arranged was two on each side of the bathroom with a bench in between for waiting. They had those magnetic glass doors on them that everyone would hang their towel over so the group waiting wasn't getting a peep show.

While I was in the shower a group of 8 or so girls had formed waiting on their turn. This group included my friend Julie. Somehow as I bent down to shave my leg I lost my balance and fell towards the shower door. Instead of the door breaking my fall it swung open and I flopped down naked right in the middle of the group of girls and watched as my Skintimate shaving cream rolled across the bathroom.

My first response was to laugh hysterically. We were a very comfortable in our own skin kind of group...then as I lay laughing, wet, and naked on the disgusting floor I realized I was the only one laughing. I don't think the other girls had ever seen someone naked...including themselves. So I gathered my dignity as best I could and crawled back into the shower...while saying "Julie, could you get me my shaving cream?"

Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Life Well Lived

This week a piece of my heart has felt broken. The former preacher at Prestoncrest, Prentice Meador, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday. I was fortunate enough to attend Prestoncrest for the last two years that Prentice was the Senior Minister there. Prentice was the kind of speaker that could completely capture my attention, heart and soul for the entire message. I felt on so many occasions that God must have told him exactly what to say that week because it would apply so directly to what was happening in my life at the time. He had a habit of pointing his index finger when he spoke and even as I would sit in an audience of 1,000 people I felt that he was pointing at me. His messages were always relevant, current, and most importantly personal.

Prentice also reminded me so much of my own "Pappaw". Pappaw was, like Prentice, the kind of man that could reach in and capture your heart. Growing up I can remember attending Bible classes Pappaw taught, hearing him lead singing, and even seeing him sit in his chair with his Bible in his lap going over notes and scripture with someone in the family. Prentice and my Pappaw were so similar in their speaking style and personality.

My Pappaw passed away my sophomore year at ACU and even though it's been 5 years I still miss him so much. I sit here right now watching Prentice's funeral via the Internet with my heart aching for his family knowing the loss they are feeling right now.

His son just read an excerpt from a letter Prentice wrote to his grandson for his 13th birthday. These are the words that Prentice said to his son, that are also the same words my Pappaw has written on my heart:
  • Devote your life daily to Jesus Christ.
  • Next to Jesus devote yourself to your family.
  • Guard your heart.
  • Read the Bible everyday.
  • Pray, pray, and then pray more.
  • Be loyal, laugh and enjoy life.
  • Keep your word.
I didn't write this post to bring everyone down, but instead to remind myself of the importance of a life lived through Jesus. So often I get bogged down by the things that don't even matter and lose sight of God. So as I go through feelings of sadness at the loss of another great man, I can remind myself of the greater place that they are both now in.

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place I am going." -Jesus, John 14:1-4


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Humiliation Chronicles Part Deux

Okay, so I have another funny "Humiliation Chronicles" story. This one dates back to around 1994 during a church Super Bowl Party. There was a time when on Super Bowl Sunday our church would bring in a huge big screen TV and everyone would watch the game together with a break for regularly scheduled worship during half time (of course). It was always so much fun to get to run around the church for hours at night while our parents all sat downstairs eating nachos and watching the game together.

I was around 11 years old and not really that interested in the game this one particular year. So Lara Seibert and I decided to rummage through the children's ministry supply closet upstairs. We saw all the things we knew were there like puppets, robes to look like they were from Bible Times, Brandon and Chris' Phone Booth from their Bill & Ted skits.... and then we found the greatest treasure of all - a full body zip up lamb costume that fit me like a glove. (see photo for example of costume)



I immediately put on the costume, headpiece and all, and zipped it up fully. We could not stop laughing at how ridiculous I looked...it even had a little tail on the butt and covered my feet with what looked like hooves. So we did the only thing I could think to do next...I went downstairs to show my Dad just how funny I looked in the costume.

I saw him sitting perfectly on the edge of the crowd in a folding chair watching the game. I admit I felt a little awkward in the costume, so this was perfect. I could slip in undetected, show him the costume, and slip out without being seen by anyone else. So Lara waited safely 50 feet away down the hall (so as not to be associated with me) while I tiptoed up to my Dad. I came at an angle just right to come up behind him, slide my arm tightly around his neck and say in my best sheep impression "Baaaaaaaa....(looking at his face now) you're not my Dad!!!!!"

I still don't even know who that man was that I hugged in a lamb costume. After saying, "you're not my dad!!" I turned around and ran away yelling to Lara down the hall "He's not my Dad! He's not my Dad!"

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Humiliation Chronicles

Another one of my favorite parts of "The Pioneer Woman" is her section titled "The Humiliation Chronicles". I can really related to her! I have so many of these moments! Looking back now they're really funny to me...so I'll take a cue from her and share one that some of you may have heard before.

This is the tale of the misplaced panties...

In sixth grade I was what could be considered a very passionate kid. I was convinced that I was to find true love before I became a 14 year old "Old Maid". There were a couple of eighth grade boys that were my targets for this true love. In true stalker fashion I mapped out their daily passing period paths and planned my own in order to "coincidentally" cross paths with them as much as possible. (Especially on days when I had a new pair of leather tasseled loafers and a GAP vest on).

One of these paths required that I walk around the exterior perimeter of the school so I could casually bump into them as they exited the building to come to a class in a portable. One day as I was strutting my stuff alone (because this path was totally out of the way for all my classmates) I noticed something pulling at the bottom of my pants. I shook my leg a little and out dropped a pair of my panties onto the sidewalk! AHHH! Panic ensued. I could hear from around the corner the door opening and voices nearing. I had to think quick...what should I do?

I couldn't put the panties in my book bag because they would easily be discovered when I got to my next class and had to take out my books. I couldn't fit them in my pocket because I hadn't discovered thongs yet and granny panties are larger than Guess jeans pockets. I was left with one choice...to shove the panties up the gutter.

That's right...there next to me was the spout of the rain gutter. Just before they rounded the corner I managed to get the panties safely in the gutter. Safely until it rained a week later and my wet panties were stuck to the sidewalk right where all my fellow middle schoolers would wait for their moms to pick them up. For days I made comments to my friends like "Ew gross! Who would leave their panties on the sidewalk?" No one ever knew they were mine...until now. So to the janitor that probably had to scrape them up and throw them away, "I'm sorry. I had no other choice".

Friday, October 24, 2008

Yearbook Yourself


I read a blog (linked to the right) called "The Pioneer Woman" and she had these photos of her dog on there. They crack me up. It looks like my brother's dog Elwood if he were part human and went to high school in the 50's.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

...and they're off!

Well I feel like someone has finally fired the starting gun to begin the race Bryan and I are running! First off we signed a lease on a little 2 bedroom town home type thing in Trophy Club. I'm really looking forward to moving in and getting settled...unfortunately we won't be moving in until December 1st at the earliest. They are totally remodeling the unit that we're moving in to so we have to wait until they put in all new flooring, texture & paint the walls, put in new light fixtures, new cabinets, toilets, sinks, etc etc etc. It's great that we're getting a place that will be all new on the inside but this means we will be staying at the Blake Hotel for several weeks because the girl renting our condo is moving in November 7th. So just when Pam and Skip thought they were rid of me for good...I'm baaaack!

Secondly we signed all the paperwork to open the business checking account and more importantly our line of financing has come through and we can officially start buying all the stuff we need for the practice. We've had salespeople calling for weeks nagging us to place our orders but we didn't want to do anything until we knew 110% that the money was there. So now we get to shop like crazy and pretend that we don't have to pay it all back (at least let me pretend for a few days so as not to have a heart attack!!!) It finally feels like we are no longer "spinning our wheels" and can actually start crossing things off our eternally long "to do" list.

So if you need me I'll either be packing, moving, remodeling the office, shopping for chiropractic goodies or working to still be able to pay the bills!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Palin Power

In the words of Paris Hilton, "Loves it."

Thursday, October 9, 2008

So GROSS!!

Remember this next time you think you're having a bad day. Gross!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Mission Accomplished

We found a tenant!! She's mailing the lease and deposit this week. We're waiting to finalize any of our moving plans until we get the deposit just in case she backs out, but I doubt she will. Right now we think it will be November 1st when we move out, but we went ahead and started taking things off the walls and packing up stuff we don't use yesterday.

I'm feeling excited and nostalgic all at the same time! I can't believe I bought the condo 3 years ago! At the time I thought it would take forever to have lived there three years and now it seems like it was just yesterday that I drove over to the sales office on my lunch break to put down the earnest money I had saved up living with my parents! This is also the first home Bryan and I had as a married couple! But now we will probably get two bedrooms and more importantly two bathrooms! Woo hoo! No more waiting on our turn! haha

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Home Sweet Home



In case you don't know we're looking to rent out our condo so we can move closer to Southlake and I can retire from my 60 mile per day commute. If you know anyone that might be interested in a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom high rise condo in Dallas let me know! It's on Turtle Creek in Uptown Dallas. The location is awesome especially if you work downtown or go out in Uptown. It's really nice and I think I'm going to be a blubbering idiot the day we move out cause I love it so much. It's just probably better for us to move.

You can tell all your friends, family, hairdressers, accountants, and so on about the fabulous amenities such as TWO swimming pools, a hot tub, 24 hour fitness center, valet parking, 24 hour on site security guards, free cable, etc etc etc...

I'm putting pictures (I took them myself so they aren't that great). Sorry for the shameless plug but I thought maybe, just maybe, someone knows someone who wants it!







Friday, September 26, 2008

Back by popular demand!

Well really Laurie requested a blog so here's a blog for Laurie! I've been off in a totally different world the past few days and haven't been caught up with anything funny that's going on in pop-culture. Bryan and I went to a 3-day chiropractic seminar...nothing funny there. Then I taught kindergarten at church yesterday...nothing really funny there either. So I'm reverting to a youtube video I loved over 3 years ago. My senior year of college I had a class that spent an entire semester developing a marketing plan for First Financial Bank to reach out to more hispanic people. This project was really time consuming and we spent many many late nights up in the Journalism department working on our plan and presentation. We were also working on our Aisha dance. We got addicted to watching this video and then imitating the dance at the end. I highly recommend that you do the same! So watch this and then try and do the moves yourself...if you have kids get them involved too...I'd love to see some little Aisha dancers out there!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Gays:1, Kylea:0

Don't you just love a Sunday afternoon? You get home from church and slip on your pajamas, draw the shades, crank up the AC, turn on good movie and fall fast asleep before the opening credits have completed. This was my plan today. Bryan and I went to early service at church after a late night at the Ranger Game. I was exhausted by the time I got home and finished eating my La Madeline takeout. I started to nap only to have it interrupted by the sounds of Cher, horns honking, engines revving and loud yelling. I decided this could make a good blog. What is this you ask? It's the annual Gay Parade that goes on either side of the building we live in. So today I came out of the closet...with my video camera so I could share some of the gay parade with my blogging friends.

video

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Drop it like it's hot!

This is what I call customer service... It gets funnier towards the end. This is a salesman at Best Buy with 3 girls shopping for a car stereo.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Smooth Criminal

I apologize dear readers if this is your Poppy, dad, uncle, brother, Lamaze coach, etc.



This is the video of a man keying the Hummer that the son of one of our clients drives. The kid's Hummer had been keyed several times while being parked at Carroll High School so they installed surveillance cameras to catch whoever was doing it on video. I'm sure they were surprised to find that an old man not some punk kid was the one keying the car. I'm curious to see how this one turns out! What exactly was the motive? I have my theories...

For more on this story check out the original post:
http://www.dallasnews.com/video/dallasnews/hp/index.html?nvid=283316&shu=1

Sunday, September 14, 2008

SNL

Tina Fey does an awesome Sarah Palin! This is so funny.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Politics

Everyone knows this is an election year. I admit that I can really get into politics. I definitely have my opinions on how I think things should be and what I'm looking for in a President or Vice President. While I think everyone should stand for what they believe in, I think we should keep in mind that we still have to live with each other when this election is over. So to keep my political blog light I've added a clip that I think is hilarious. McCain ran an ad saying Obama is a celebrity but he's not ready to lead. He uses images of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears in the ad. Paris released a response "ad" and I have to admit it's funny. So enjoy a little Paris Hilton...and don't worry she's mostly clothed in this internet video.



See more funny videos at Funny or Die

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Goodbye Coney Island?



I read online that they are closing the Astroland Amusement Park at Coney Island for good. I had the opportunity to visit Coney Island this summer with Jaime and Lara. We first tried to attend a taping of Regis and Kelly only to discover that they were not taping that day. With the whole day in NYC ahead of us I had the bright idea to go check out Coney Island. I was expecting a major freak show with people "barking" at us and that we'd take a few rides on some really old attractions, get some pictures with the bearded lady, and purchase some souvenir postcards . I overlooked the fact that it was 9:30am on a Monday. Evidently the party doesn't (or I guess I should say "didn't") get started until noon. So we dipped our toes in the Atlantic, ate a hot dog brunch, attempted a "break-in", and walked down a vacant boardwalk. If they demolish it all I guess I'll be able to tell my kids I saw it before it was gone.









Sunday, September 7, 2008

Who is Russell Brand?

I'm trying to watch the MTV VMAs..."trying" being the key word here. So far I am not impressed. If anyone knows who Russell Brand is please let me know. His opening is a bunch of liberal "Brits hate Americans/Bush" garbage. Here are some of my key recap points/questions:
1. When is Katy Perry's 15 minutes up? I can't believe Miley arrived with her...come on now Cyrus...get it together!
2. They spread rumors all week about Britney "opening" the VMA awards and all she did was a really lame skit with that little Seth Rogan look alike Jonah somebody that was worse acting than her days on the Mickey Mouse club and then she said 2 sentences into the microphone.



3. Bryan just said, "Who's that?" I said, "Demi Moore". He obviously doesn't share my tabloid news obsession.
4. Why are the Jonas Brothers performing in the back lot? I'm praying that they are avoiding all the trash within the walls of the studio. It looks like they're sitting on the stoop from Sesame Street. This is maybe not the coolest way to break into the MTV scene...I'm just saying.
5. Pull up your pants Lil Wayne.
6. I'm impressed with Jordin Sparks standing up for the "promise ring wearers"! Maybe there's hope for the youth of America after all.

7. And finally I noticed that evidently the Pee Wee Herman suit is back in style. Did it ever leave really? Here are a few photos of stars sporting the tight gray suit:


Monday, September 1, 2008

Super Fan

I have a secret addiction to Miley Cyrus. Yes I am 25 years old and most likely too old to be in Miley's target demographic, but I absolutely love her new CD "Breakout" and I drive Bryan crazy staying up late watching her YouTube channel "MileyMandy" where her and her best friend Mandy make "The Miley and Mandy Show". I was recently ridiculed by my friends for admitting that I dreamed it was me instead of Mandy and it was our YouTube show..."The Miley and Kylea Show". I think it has a nice ring to it! So yes...I am a dork. I can at least relate well to Camille now. So in Miley's honor I have embedded my favorite Miley and Mandy show episode. (Every time I hear this song come on the radio I really say "I'm Miley Cyrus only got 4 minutes".) I have also included footage of her singing my favorite song from her new CD. Maybe I can recruit some more Miley fans (as if she needs more fans).


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Goodbye Toby!!

I am a huge fan of the show The Office. I live for every episode and cannot wait to see what happens with Jim and Pam (Jam) this fall. My mom is also a huge fan of the office and the two of us have been relentlessly watching this clip, singing this song, and yes even dancing like Michael all summer long! If you've ever been in a situation where you get to move on from something or someone that was driving you crazy then you too will probably appreciate the humor in this clip. For those of you who aren't fans of the show (shame on you) in this scene they are throwing a going away party for the HR rep of the company, Toby. Michael, played by Steve Carell, hates Toby with a passion and is beyond ecstatic that Toby is moving to Costa Rica. Throughout all four seasons of the show Toby will always correct or disagree with everything Michael does...which of course drives Michael crazy. Enjoy a little "Goodbye Toby".

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Confessions of a Blog Stalker

So I've been spending a lot of time reading OTHER people's blogs over the past several months. Several of them are saved in my bookmarks folder on my personal computer and each night I run down the list to see what's going on with everyone. I figured it was high time I started a blog of my own so that someone could stalk me...I mean because that only seems fair. The blogging trend to me has seemed to be for moms who want to keep their families updated on every poop their baby takes. Since I don't have a baby I'll just describe every poop my husband takes. Gross...just kidding.

Speaking of my husband, he is officially a Doctor of Chiropractic!!! Woo hoo!!! We met three years ago...literally his first week in Chirorpactic school and now he has graduated! Look out for Hapka Chiropractic in Trophy Club, Texas. We're hoping to have it open by mid-October.

We also just celebrated our 2nd Anniversary on August 19th! For those of you who might be doing the math...we got married 11 months after we met! Looking back that was probably a little crazy, but it has worked out great and I couldn't have married someone more perfect for me :) Well that's it for me today. I just wanted to get the blogger ball rolling for now.