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


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!