Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Three Things

Krista found this on someone's blog, sent it to Lindsy, and so now I'm posting it on my blog (because I need to post something new.)

Three names you go by:
* Stace
* Bon
* Stacley

Three things you like about yourself:
* I’m creative
* Loyal
* Very attentive to detail

Three things you hate/dislike about yourself:
* I worry/over-analyze too much
* I get too flustered if I can’t concentrate
* I’m overly intimidated by other people

Three parts of your heritage:
* What’s
* My
* Heritage?

Three things that scare you:
* Ferris wheels
* Starting something new b/c I might fail
* Being alone

Three of your everyday essentials:
* Sleep
* email
* food

Three things you are wearing right now:
* black pants
* grey sweater
* black shoes

Three of your favorite bands/artists (at the moment):
* Keith Urban
* Rascal Flatts
* John Mayer

Three of your favorite songs at present:
* Brown Eyed Girl
* Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
* Where Are You Christmas – Faith Hill

Three new things you want to try in the next 12 months:
* Surviving Relay for Life
* Dating (I think I’ve taken a long enough break)
* Starting a business (maybe)

Three things you want in a relationship (love is a given):
* Security
* Humor
* Common Faith

Two truths and a lie:
* I’ve never seen a Star Wars movie
* I’ve been sky diving
* I only have to work one day next week.

Three physical things about the opposite sex (or same) that appeal to you:
* Eyes
* Smile
* Strong arms

Three things you just can't do:
* Drink anything stronger than a Dr. Pepper
* Eat fresh or frozen peas (makes me gag)
* Dispose of a dead mouse

Three of your favorite hobbies:
* Traveling/road trips
* Watching Movies
* Cooking

Three things you want to do really badly right now:
* Go home and do laundry (my laundry basket over-flowth)
* Go to a movie
* Get a massage (my shoulders are tight)

Three careers you're considering:
* Event Planning
* Doing promotions for a record company
* Starting my own business
Three places you want to go on vacation:
* Hawaii
* Europe
* New York City

Three kids names:
* Hewy
* Dewy
* Lewy (what is the purpose of this question?)

Three things you want to do before you die:
* Visit all 50 states
* Pay off my debt
* Get married

Three people who have to take this quiz now or die painfully:
* ?
* ?
* ? (I’m a lover, not a fighter. I don’t want to see anyone die a painful death).

Friday, December 17, 2004

Happy Holidays


Christmas Cartoon Posted by Hello

You'll probably have to click on this to be able to read it, but it cracks me up. By the way, did NOT attend the office party last night and do not regret it one bit. Might have to try that again next year.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Tis The Season

As I was driving down Memorial Road earlier today, I was thinking that I hadn't seen any cars with Christmas Wreaths on the grill this year. Could it be? Could the tradition that I was unaware of till I moved to Oklahoma finally run it's course? Have people finally realized how STUPID it is to decorate your car for Christmas. Christmas wreaths belong on your door, not your car!

Well, as I just discovered, the tradition (though fading) is still hanging on. I just saw a big white SUV with a big green wreath and a red bow driving down Memorial Road. Please, JUST SAY NO!

Monday, December 13, 2004

The Weekend


The Christmas Tree Posted by Hello

So, this is how the weekend went. The concert Friday night was great, with the exception of the drunk lady behind us that felt the need to scream in a high pitched shrill the entire time anyone one was on stage (no exaggeration). She only took a break during intermission which is when she would, as the girl next to Meredith put it, “reload”. I was deaf Saturday morning.

Some other highlights from the concert would be the “fashion statements” made. My two personal favorites would be 1) the teenage girl in the shiny teal top who literally could not walk in the shoes she was wearing and complaining about how bad her feet hurt. (Honey, that’s why you don’t wear stiletto heels to a concert unless you’re a professional). 2) The lady who looked dressed to “meet the band”. I almost felt sorry for her because you could see the forlorn look on her face that seemed to imply she had realized she would not be “getting lucky” that evening with anyone famous. Jay Leno really needs to hire me to go to country concerts with a video camera and get my commentary on things.

Kudos do go out to the man who sat next to me. He was a BIG guy (a stout version of Grant) yet was kind and considerate enough to always stand in such a way that he would not block my view of the stage. Not all concert goers are that considerate.

Saturday was spent running errands and decorating the tree (see above) followed to an brief excursion to Harrah, Oklahoma to the Harrah Music Hall to listen to a friend’s band play. If you’ve never been to the Harrah Music Hall, a must see for sure. And hey, for $3, it’s a cheap date (not recommended for a first date unless you don’t want there to be a second).

Sunday night I had BK at my house. It was a fun time of fellowship, despite the fact I spent the whole night trying to keep Jayna from stealing my candles on the dining room table (her bag had to be checked at the door). Then there was my little flub up that Tracy has insisted had to be included on my next blog. We were discussing why I wasn’t keen on letting my chiropractor set me up and I was telling Tracy that he doesn’t know me very well because he’s always telling me I need to go to Night Trips to meet guys. “Night Trips” was not what I meant to say…City Walks is what I meant to say. And though I caught myself immediately, I thought Tracy was going to wet her pants on our floor. Probably a “you had to be there” moment, but we got a good laugh out of it.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Week in Review

Sunday:
Sunday morning started with me waking up from a very disturbing dream that caused me to seek out answers. Found this site: http://www.dreammoods.com/. Somewhat helpful, but if nothing else – kind of fun to read what certain things in dreams “could mean” (it’s by no means the standard for everyone).

Monday:
Started out fairly normal with the exception of being really tired since I keep having weird dreams that are keeping me from sleeping well. Then I had the run in with the stupid driver (see previous entry). Then that night I went over to Randy's apartment to play cards, but since it was dark and it had been a while since I’d been there, I went to the wrong apartment. I was a little thrown when a shirtless guy answered the door and then noticed that the d├ęcor had changed quite a bit. That’s when I notice I was one building over from where I should have been. Of course, since I had cookies in hand, I think he was going to let me stay.

Tuesday:
By far the most eventful day this week. I had an appointment that afternoon to go to the doctor to have a mole removed from my arm. I’m sitting in the lobby talking to a lady from church who was also waiting to see a doctor when there was this pop and the lights went out for about a second. Little weird, but we just kept talking. A few minutes later a nurse comes out and tells everyone we’ll have to evacuate the building because a transformer blew and started a small grass fire out back. So we all go outside and wait for the fire department. Because of my LOVE of firemen, this alone made my day. By time the fire department got there (which was maybe a minute) the fire was out and they let us go back inside a few minutes later. They were checking the attic while I was in the exam room and it sounded like they were going to come through the ceiling. Having a fireman fall in my lap would have made my year! No such luck. Instead the firemen left and I left the doctor’s office with one less mole than I had that morning (I was going to post a picture of my stitches, but I'll spare you the gory details). The day ended with my trying to put Christmas lights on the tree by myself (a true sight to be seen) and watching A Charlie Brown Christmas (which I hadn’t seen in years, but found even more humorous now than I did as a child).

Wednesday:
Wednesday was a pretty busy day since I accomplished nothing at work on Tuesday, but the only thing eventful was the trip to the chiropractor’s office. A little history, my chiropractor is almost obsessed with setting me up with someone. He is convinced that he can find me a husband. So, I walk into his office Wednesday and the first thing he asks me is “are you up for a blind date?” The man has seriously been scoping out friends and patients to find me a date. As tempting as it is since my dating life has taken a serious dive the last few years, I don’t exactly trust my chiropractor’s taste and based off of information he shared with me about the guy, I think it’s probably wise to pass.

Thursday:
Pretty uneventful other than the fact that I did score a ticket to go see Rascal Flatts on Friday night (thanks Krista). I shouldn’t go because I need to clean house for BK on Sunday, but oh well. Krista and I have discussed my need to wear tight jeans and have big hair so that I’ll fit in with the crowd (and so we’ll have a good story for Bible study). We’ll see…

Friday:
The day started with another disturbing dream. According to the dream site, I’m going through a lot of personal change, personal discovery, inner turmoil and hidden feelings. That site might be more accurate than I thought. On a brighter note, I received my Christmas bonus today which was earlier than normal. It’s not a substantial amount, but every little bit helps this time of year.

So, up to this point, that’s been the highlights of my week. I have a feeling the weekend could be just as entertaining. I’ll keep you posted.

Monday, December 06, 2004

HELLO!

My BIGGEST pet peeve is people who think they are the most important thing on the face of this earth and the rest of the world needs to submit to them. I ran into one of these people today on my lunch hour.

For those familiar with Edmond, I was heading east on 33rd Street and had just past Pepperoni Grill heading to Taco Bell to pick up lunch for a co-worker. Well there was this woman sitting at the cross street next to McDonald’s who wanted to turn left onto 33rd. Problem was, the light was red, so traffic was backed up quite a bit.

I don’t know who died and made this woman queen of the world, but instead of waiting for the light to turn green and look for a break in traffic, she pulls into the east bound lane and proceeds to block BOTH lanes of traffic. So not only is traffic backed up on the west bound lane waiting for the light to change, but traffic is now backed up on the east bound lane waiting for her to move. And the whole time this broad is looking at us like we’re the ones with a problem.

I wanted to get out of my car and smack her upside her head to maybe jump start that brain of hers (if she had one), but before I had a chance, some cars in the other lane maneuvered to let her in (I think they saw the anger on the faces of everyone else). So now, what she’s learned is that she can get away with it.

All I want to know is why people like this exist? What is it that makes people think that the world owes them and they have the right to behave badly to get their way? And sorry to say, it’s not limited to non-Christians. I see it all the time. I have to deal with a woman on a regular basis who has gotten her way her entire life and as a result, she believes that she deserves to always get her way and will stop at nothing to make sure it happens. Frustrating. Does nobody remember the Golden Rule anymore? Okay, I’ll stop now, but stunned at this woman’s behavior.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

God Doesn't Make Mistakes


A couple inches taller
Another size smaller
A little curl in my hair
Used to wish I was older
Now I wish I was younger
Back when I didn’t have a care
Most of the time I am happy with what God gave me
Once in a while I wish that some miracle would change me

I’m okay with the way God made me
I have my days but doesn’t everybody
It’s not always easy for me to believe in myself
But I gotta remember
I’m always going to be a better me than anyone else
And God doesn’t make mistakes

Mama says I’m special
Calls me her little angel
Yeah, I could almost do no wrong
But I trip and stumble
Guess that’s what keeps you humble
But I pick myself up and I carry on
I’ll never be a flawless model of perfection
Nobody’s perfect and I admit I’m no exception

I’m okay with the way God made me
I have my days but doesn’t everybody
It’s not always easy for me to believe in myself
But I gotta remember
I’m always going to be a better me than anyone else
And God doesn’t make mistakes

I’m thankful for the rainy days
They only make the sunshine sweeter

I’m okay with the way God made me
I have my days but doesn’t everybody
It’s not always easy for me to believe in myself
But I gotta remember
I’m always going to be a better me than anyone else
And God doesn’t make mistakes



If you don’t listen to country music much, you’ve probably never heard of Carolyn Dawn Johnson, but this song is off of her Dress Rehearsal CD and it has to be one of my favorite songs. Not that I think it’s musically spectacular, but the words really hit home with me.

I don’t know about anyone else reading this, but I have a tendency to get down on myself now and then and wish I could change some things about myself – both inside and out. What I like about this song is that it reminds me that God made me the way that I am for a reason and if I’ll just trust Him and let Him have control of my life, He’ll make any necessary changes. Of course this is easier said than done sometimes.