Thursday, August 31, 2006

Your Mommy Is Oprah

What You Call Her: Ma

What people say about yo momma: Yo momma teeth are so rotten, when she smiles they look like dice.

Who's" Your Mommy?

Here's What's Cookin'

Tonight I am cooking baked fish with a garlic butter sauce, steamed white rice, and steamed fresh asparagus. Yummy. It should be quite tasty.

The weather has been wonderful the past couple of days. I love it when it is in the 70's and 80's. I can't wait for the low 70's and 60's to hit. Those are the days that I really love to cook. Cooking gets my mind off of work and the daily stress. It gives me a chance to be ambitious and creative. I love including my kid in preparing the meals, however, the dishes are all he really wants to do most of the time. No complaints here.

Well, I should sign off and tend to my tender asparagus. Good eats to all.

Our Weekend Trip To KC

I wanted to tell everyone about my trip to Kansas City this weekend with my kid. We went to the KC Chiefs game against the St. Louis Rams on Saturday night. It was a good game with a lot of great plays. We arrived 4 hours before the game started, of course, because we had to tailgate. That is a great part of the whole experience. We always park near the front by the port-a-pots so that we can watch all of the weirdos walk by. It's great fun.

Another part of the game that I like is the National Anthem. When the song is almost over and the final verse is sung, the fans all sing the last line and end it with "and the home of the CHIEFS!!!" It is deafening to the ears. Arrowhead Stadium is said to be one of the loudest stadiums of the NFL. I can totally believe it.

I am planning on going to opening day of regular season when the Chiefs take on the Bengals. I am from Ohio, but will probably root for the Chiefs. I will root for the Chiefs until they play the Raiders. It should be an interesting year for both teams.

After the game, we went back to our condo and rested for the next day. We awoke around 7 a.m. the next morning and decided to eat at our favorite restaurant for breakfast. We usually visit here when we come to KC for the Chiefs game. The restaurant it called the Corner Cafe. They have a bakery right up front that you can see when you first walk in. It is like a little kiosk for the bakers to work in. The cinnamon rolls are so good you drool just thinking about them. The biscuits are very rich and the gravy is tasty as well. This place has history and the decor on the inside is very homey. I absolutely love looking at all of the pictures and decor. I find something new to look at each time I visit.

We then went to Worlds of Fun and my kid had a blast. There were no long lines and once you got off one roller coaster, you could get right back on again. The weather was pleasant and the atmosphere was so relaxing. My kid rode on all of the roller coasters twice. It was fun to watch. I am not much for rides like this because I get motion sickness pretty bad. I feel sick when I am in an airplane. Motion sickness medicine does not seem to help either. Regardless, we had a great time.

Well, I am off today and plan on doing some laundry. I also need to get a little cleaning done. Good day to everyone.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Glad To Be Home

Well, I am back from the so-called business trip. It was eventful and we accomplished quite a bit. I had to come back for a luncheon for some managers. That was a little boring. I really don't feel like writing much today because I am pretty tired. I will try to post something later.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Here and Gone

Well, I came back from a wonderful weekend in KC and now I am having to get ready to go back to KC for work. Oh, the life of a single mother! I hope everyone had a grand weekend as well. Good night and I will talk more later...

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Well, I am getting to leave for KC in about 10 minutes. I wanted to be on the road by 6:30. It should be a great time for all of us. It is suppose to rain all day. I have never been to a game in the rain. Good thing I have a heavy rain coat. Well, I hope everyone has a great day. I will try and tune in later today. Good day!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

You Talkin' To Me?

Well, I just received a phone call from one of my bosses and they want me to go to Kansas City. I was asked to help out a "co-worker" (Robin) who is new to our position. Robin is very green and needs help with leading people. She is pretty capable of doing the tasks of our job, but she needs more training on how to talk, delegate and coach her associates and managers. So, I am being called to come and help her. I am not even the lead merchandiser, but I was called anyway. I feel like this is an honor. I have to be there on Monday morning and will be there until Wednesday. It is a 3 hour trip from where I live. I will be away from my son for almost three days. This will be a challenge.

Anyway, I am also going to KC on Saturday with my kid to watch the Chiefs in their pre-season game against the Rams. I used to like Bulger, but I don't keep up with him much anymore. We will also be taking my kid to Worlds of Fun. That will be the one last hoorah before school starts getting more intense. It's going to be a great weekend. Then it's off to KC again for work.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Okay, I stole this from a cool chic named Karin from Karin's Korner. She has got a great blog if you get the chance to check her out.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet and current street name)
Charlie Westlink

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your mom's side, your favorite candy)
Sunghe Butterfinger

3. YOUR "FLY GIRL/GUY" NAME: (first initial of first name, first two or three letters of your middle name)

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Yellow Turtle

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Su Marie Seoul

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, first 2 letters of mom's maiden name and first 3 letters of the town you grew up in.)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (your favorite color, favorite drink)
Yellow Pimp Juice

That was fun.

On a serious note, though. My friend, Pipe, is going through a tumultuous time in his life right now. I hope and pray that he and his family can find peace in this time of crisis. He is a dear online friend to me, someone whom I look up to greatly, and I just want everything to be okay. He deserves nothing less.

Monday, August 21, 2006

It's Monday, I am getting ready to leave for work. My outfit is all wrong and they are taking my picture today to put into our company newsletter. Oh well. I was thinking about everyone else and I just want to tell everyone to have a great day!

It's suppose to rain today and I am really excited for it. I love rain. Talk at ya later....

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Cream of Wheat

I have to write about how I tried Cream of Wheat for the first time in my life this afternoon. Every time I hear people say how much they like it, I think it sounds so good and want to try it. So I bought some and I tried it for lunch. I made it with milk and I put a little butter and a little brown sugar in it. My comments? It wasn't bad. It's definitely something I could get used to eating during the winter months. I think I will opt for some dried fruit to compliment the creamy texture next time.

The weather has been wonderful the last two days. There have been scattered and isolated showers the past three days and the temperature is around the 80's. Oh, how I love it! If the weather is nice again tonight, I am going to sit on my apartment balcony and enjoy watching people as they hustle and bustle getting ready for the beginning of their work week. Gotta love Mondays, everyone goes back to work and school.

I still have a bit of a nagging cough yet, but I do feel much better. I have been getting more sleep lately, so that must be helping. Well, I will probably be back later this evening with a post. Probably won't have anything interesting though.


Ever get the feeling that your wheels are turning, but you aren't going anywhere? I have been feeling like that for a month now. I try to get going on the things I want to accomplish, but end up losing the battle in the end. I am a dreamer. I can see the end result, but accomplishing that is another story these past few weeks. I am usually focused and get things done. Perhaps it is because I am obsessed with this stupid computer. I am on it all the time, looking up stuff. It's my very first one, so I have a small excuse. I am just wondering how long it will take for it to crash.

Anyway, I was up late, working of course, and I needed something to do. I figured I would write some more nonsense about my life.

Name: Abbagirl74 to you
Age: 32
Height: 5'10"
Weight: Don't go there
Hair: Straight, long, and brown
Eyes: Hazel brown

Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother (I am the oldest, thank goodness)
Parents: Still married (mom from Korea, dad from Ohio)
Children: yes, 1

Favorite movie: Casablanca
Favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy and Boston Legal
Favorite reality show: Big Brother
Favorite music: ABBA of course, and John Mayer, I like a lot of different stuff
Favorite song: Take a Chance On Me, Wheel, and My Stupid Mouth

Favorite food: Anything Korean that mom makes, seafood and fish, pasta, imported cheeses
Favorite drink: Iced tea
Favorite dessert: Tiramisu

Favorite book: Anything written by Pearl S. Buck
Favorite quote: Time heals all wounds

Favorite sport: college football and basketball - Go Ohio State Buckeyes!!
Favorite pro team: Oakland Raiders

Favorite past time: small road trips
favorite blogs: 4th Avenue Blues and the Frumpy Professor

Favorite thing to do on the weekend: sleep

Good night.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Blogger's Reunion

I was thinking last night about how cool it would be to have a reunion with people that I am in contact with in the blogging world. Here is what I envisioned. Pipe, the professor would be there with his pipe. Andrew would be there, perhaps if the crowd was small. I see him being a little uneasy though. I see Jade being there, looking glamorous and beautiful as her photo shows us. Austere would be one I look forward to meeting, as she does not have a link to her blog, at least none that I can see. I have not been able to read up on Jade either. Karin from Karin's Korner would be there, even though she is a Viking's fan. I would also like to see Annabel, only because I have enjoyed her comments on Andrew's blog. I think that my favorite blogger as of now would be Pipe. He is so wise and so real. I love reading about his real life feelings and what he endures in his daily life. I love Andrew also, but he has distanced himself in his writing. I can tell. I will admit that I am worried about him. There are others I have left out, I am sure.

The reunion would take place somewhere that everyone would be able to visit. I am not sure where everyone lives, except for Andrew, Annabel, and Karin. This would be a challenge. It would be nice to take turns meeting each other in our home towns. Only to see what it is really like, not to just read about it. I guess that is why blogging is so popular. You can talk about anything you want and not have to deal with anyone.

Nevertheless, I would love to meet some of these people. I hope that one day this will become a reality.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Another Day

'Today skies are painted colors of a cowboy's cliche'
And strange how clouds that look like mountains in the sky are next to mountains anyway'

That quote is from John Mayer's song "3x5". It's how the sky looks right now. I love those big fluffy clouds that look like you can sleep on them. I always thought those clouds looked like big dollops of whipped cream. Clouds like that look as though they would be softer than the fur from a rabbit or chinchilla. Clouds that could fester into horrific thunderstorms with tornadic activity at any moment. That is why Kansas weather is so unique. It can change within a matter of minutes. It is so humid out there. I hate walking to my car and actually sweating in the 30 seconds it takes to get there because of the humidity.

Work is going fairly well. I am still not over this sore throat and bad cough. I have been coughing so hard and so much that my back hurts. I did this once before and when I visited the doctor, they put me on Loritabs. Why? I have no idea, but those little pills knocked me on my ass. I can't take them because I feel sick when I do.

I still have not talked to my guy friend from before. I am sure that his life is wonderful right now with his new girlfriend. I am over it.

My kid is enjoying the first year of middle school. However, there has been no homework given yet, so I know that the enjoyment will be short-lived. It usually works that way. Lol.

Have a great evening everyone. Hope mine is productive. Good evening.

Sunday, August 13, 2006


My kid starts junior high school tomorrow. Talk about some hidden emotions! It's funny though. I just don't feel old enough to have a kid of 11 years old. Comical. I remember when I was going into the 6th grade.

I think this year will continue to be a year of "firsts" for me and my kid. That is what makes life so exciting.

I had a bad dream last night. I was dreaming that my boyfriend was cheating on me. It was totally weird. I just don't ever see him doing that. But in my dream, it was so real. He was so mean about it too. It's like he didn't even care what he was doing. Scary.

I've got a sore throat from hell. My tonsils are huge and they probably need to be taken out. It feels like my throat is on fire every time I cough. Cough drops help temporarily, but I will be sucking them down all day the way I feel. I have coughed so much that my back is sore. I probably have strep. Joy.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

What a Bore

My blog is boring. I just got my first computer ever in April, and I have no idea how to do all of this stuff. I have never been computer savvy. Reading the little help posts are not what I need. I need someone to walk me through how to do everything. I am such a geek!

Anyway, the "suits" were in town today and it was business as usual. All of my stores are doing a major inventory again tonight, so therefore I will be up at the wee hours of the night. I'm on my way now to take a nap. If only I could get rid of this nagging cough that I have had for a couple of days. Till later...


As I was driving home from my parents' house in another little town, I was admiring the sunset and the perfect glow it shed on the world. I started to think about what I really wanted. Moments like this always remind me of the things in life that I still want, but do not have. I thought about how nice it would be to live in a small town, hanging out on the back patio of my house, grilling for a few friends, having a few drinks, relaxing and talking about our lives. My shoes would be kicked off, wearing only a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, and hair tied back.

Right now I live in an apartment surrounded by other apartment dwellers. Not exactly the life I want for myself. But I am not worried, because I will get there soon. This time next year I will be talking about my new house and how my friends are a bunch of loons. Patience gets its reward, as my grandmother used to say.

My kid had a great time at my parents' house. Went fishing and caught a bass so big that it broke the line when my dad tried to pick it up to put it in a net. School starts on Monday. My kid is really excited, well, I guess I am a little more excited. Remember middle school? It was so much fun. How cool was it to have your own locker? Way cool.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Life Could Always Be Better

What is going on? The full moon must have all of my guy friends by the balls. Everyone is on edge lately. People at work are testy. I swear that all of the girls in the office have PMS at the same time. What a bunch of whiny bitches. That is why I don't have many girl friends. They are always bitchin' and moanin' about stupid stuff. Get over yourselves Miss Prissy.

Well, I will be picking up my kid from my parent's house tomorrow. Can't wait! School starts Monday and we are going to Kansas City to a Chiefs preseason game in two weeks. It should be a great time.

I guess I will get ready for bed. Not much going on out there. My friend Andrew has not been himself lately on 4th Avenue Blues. I have a feeling he is not telling us everything. The wise Professor is going through some hard times at the Frumpy Professor. I hope tomorrow brings a better day to all of us.

Monday, August 07, 2006

What A Day!

Holy Cow! Today was the longest day ever and I didn't get anything done on my to do list for work. I have to be at work at 5 a.m. and I am not even tired. I am so wired from today. We basically got bitched out today from our director. The "diva" said that we are not on the same page as upper management and that we have a problem with communication. I happen to know that I do not have a problem with communication, nor do I have a problem with communicating with upper management. But the "diva" talked to us as a whole so I had to endure all of the tongue lashing. So, now I have to turn in a weekly diary for work. I totally laughed at that because I am always writing in my journal and I just found it funny that I now need one for work. Here is how I envision it:

Dear Diva Diary,
Today I visited store #72 and noticed that they were not on the program that has been communicated to them by upper management. Since I am a work horse and I have to follow up behind all of those who get paid to get the job done, but don't, I figured I would once again show them what you are wanting. I "communicated" to store management and to department management about what the standards and programs are. They nodded their heads and said that they would get it done. I left the store and have documented the events for today. I plan to go back in a week to repeat myself again, and then the week after that, and the week after that, and I will keep going back until I no longer have a job. But seeing how my job is to make sure that everyone else is doing their job, I can go to bed knowing that I will be working for you for several lifetimes.
Good night.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Reality of the Day After

Wow, I was really pathetic last night in the previous blog. On to another subject. I am suppose to start working out tomorrow. I need to start living a healthier lifestyle because I want to live to see my grandchildren. My boyfriend is suppose to go with me, but we shall see what the day will bring. I basically want to lose some weight, eat more healthy and exercise on a regular basis. This will probably make me feel better, and of course I will look better as well. The hardest thing about this whole ordeal will be that I need to discipline myself to do this. I was thinking about getting a personal trainer to help me. It usually helps when you are paying someone to answer to. We shall see.

My kid is at my parents' house for the week before school starts. Should be fun. We went clothes shopping and bought a bunch of stuff. My kid is still oblivious to "name brand clothing". My pocket book is thanking me.

Well, I've got a big day tomorrow and I need to get some rest. I bid you all a good night and may you all have wonderful dreams that come true.

Why Does He Make Me Feel This Way?

Well, it's almost two in the morning and it is still a humid, balmy 82 degrees outside. Uuugh. I had to work several hours this evening and wished I hadn't gone into a certain store. I have a guy friend that I used to be really close to and he works in this store. I'll call him Randall. I saw Randall with his new girlfriend. He walked her around the whole entire store as she did her "light" shopping. My stomach was hurting. He barely said hi to me. I hate feeling this way. It's pathetic, I know. I just can't help it. What happened to us? Why has he totally dissed me? I am not even competition for that girl. I just don't get it. A mutual friend of mine (Huey) tried to explain it to me, but he couldn't come up with any substantial reasons other than his focus is elsewhere. How true. It still makes me feel bad. I couldn't even look at him. I wanted to just go in a corner, hide, and cry like the idiot I am. The last encounter I had with him on the phone wasn't very good. Here is how the call went.

"Hey Randall, how's it going?"

He says, "What do you need?"

I am serious. That is exactly what he said to me. I had not spoken to him in over a week and his response to me is "What do you need?"

That is why I feel so bad. When he asked me that I just told him that I was only calling to see how he was doing and that I would just go ahead and let him go. I then hung up the phone and died inside. It's not right for him to treat me like this. We used to be so close and now it's like I don't even know him anymore.

Oh!!! I am done rambling, as I have now managed to get discouraged once again. As I read this post, I am half-tempted to delete it. It's so frustrating to read about how overly dramatic I am probably acting about the situation. Reality check, I guess.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

It's Getting Hot Out Here

It is sooooo hot outside. I wish it wasn't so hot. I don't feel like doing much of anything. I have to work third shift tonight. It's going to suck. I have to help out with a conversion that is going on in our stores and inventory has to be taken. Joy. Well, I better try and squeeze in a nap. Talk at ya later.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Gotta Love Karma

It's 9 o'clock and it's around 88 degrees. It's muggy. I am doing two loads of laundry. Oh, the life of a diva. Haha. I return to work tomorrow. Somehow the hustle and bustle of the stores seems inviting. I always miss work when I have a day off. Weird, huh?

I am watching the news and it gets more bizarre each day. You would think that with the weather as hot as it is, people would remember their own children in the car. There was a child who was left in a minivan and he died of heat exhaustion. How could you forget about a child? The grandmother needs to be put away for "forgetting". I couldn't live with myself if that happened to me.

Here's something I would like to bring up. What do you think about Karma? Do you think that what comes around goes around? I would like to believe that all of the good things that I do will one day pay back in return. I am not looking for money or material things, but possibly a break every now and again or even a pat on the back. I hope that the love and kindness I give to others will be returned to me and my family. I believe that there are good people out there. Really good people- people who work so hard for their families and they go unnoticed. I think that is sad. I try to make sure that I give a kind word or some sort of recognition every day, especially when I am at work. People forget sometimes. I heard this quote the other day- 'Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle.' That holds true for most and I try and remember that every day. Well, I must tend to my clothes as they are begging to be hung up. That's all for now.
The high for today is only 92 degrees. It is still warm, but it's not over 100. I am getting ready to enroll my kid into jr. high school for the first time. It's a little surreal. Anyway, I am off today and won't have to work until 9:00 tomorrow. Yipee!

Well, until later.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

A Bit of Nostalgia

I just got my ass kicked again in the game of Monopoly. I always thought I ruled when it came to that game, but it is apparent that I suck big donkey balls. I haven't played that game since I was a kid and playing it now brings back memories of my sister and I playing the game with house rules. Of course I always won. I maneuvered and manipulated my sister so that I couldn't lose. I don't know if she ever caught on. I kinda feel bad about it now after getting my ass kicked the second night in a row. Karma has a way of coming back to bite you. I suck.

Whenever I visit my parents house, my mom always wants to play cards. Now she has my kid hooked on doing the same thing. So I visited my local Target store (because I despise the evil empire Wal-mart) and I bought several card games. I got Phase 10, SkipBo and Uno. I am sure that my kid will kick my butt when it comes to this as well. I can't even win at chess anymore. Isn't that pathetic? What happened to letting the child win? I can't even get close to winning as an adult.

Today was a gorgeous day. It was around 87 degrees. It felt wonderful. It is just a reminder that my favorite season is just around the corner. Autumn! I enroll my kid into Junior High School tomorrow. I can't believe how fast time has passed me by. I remember the 6th grade like it was yesterday. My school was two stories with lockers down both. My favorite part of the school was the stair case. It was a wrap-around on both sides. The library was pretty cool also. I also remember having to run outside during P.E. at the beginning of the year. There was a long block and a short block that we had to run. I wasn't very good at first, but soon started running faster than the boys.

It is great reminiscing about the good ole' days. It's cool because my kid will go through the same thing one day. It reminds me of a wheel, just like in the John Mayer song.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Another Nosy Survey

1. Do you like chinese food? It's okay, but I prefer Korean food.
2. How big is your bed? King size
3. Is your room clean? Sometimes, when I am motivated to hang up my laundry.
4. Laptop or Desktop computer? Desktop
5. Favorite comedian? Rodney Carrington
6. Do you smoke? no, but used to
7. Does anyone like you? Yes, lots
8. What’s the sexiest thing about Condoleeza Rice? Her intellect
10. Sleep with or without clothes on? Depends on who I am sleeping with - lol
11. Who sleeps with you every night? Everyone I take to bed in my dreams
12. Do long distance relationships work? Only if both parties are mature enough to know and deal with the limitations they will be facing.
13. Pancakes or French Toast? Pancakes
14. Do you like coffee? Love it
15. How do you like your eggs? over easy or scrambled
16. Do you believe in astrology? no
18. Last person you talked to on the phone? Dale - great guy friend
19. Last person on your missed call list? Home phone - Dale from work/Work phone - Josh
20. What was the last text message you received? I need to pay my phone bill
21. McDonalds or Burger King? Wendy's
22. Number of pillows? Four
23. Last thing you ate? Edy's Slow Churned Light Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
24. Last thing you bought? Sushi for dinner
25. What are you hearing right now? American Dragon Jake Long (cartoon on the Disney Channel)
26. Pick a lyric? I believe- that the world's going to see - the love I give - returned to me....John Mayer
27. What kind of jelly do you like on your PB & J sandwich? good old fashioned grape
28. Can you play pool? yes
29. Do you know how to swim? yes
30. Favorite ice cream? Breyer's peach
31. Do you like maps? Love paper maps, but hate mapquest
32. Tell me a random fact: I love the music group ABBA and I am allergic to alcohol
33. Ever had a hard on at work? Doesn't apply here, but I have caused one
34. Ever attend a theme party? yes
35. Ever do a keg stand? no
36. Craziest place you've slept after a night of drinking? A guy friend in high school's house in his little brother's bed when the family was out of town
37. What is your favorite season? autumn
38. What is the first music video you ever saw? I don't recall
39. Pick a movie quote: Everybody's Hell is different. It's not all fire and pain. The real Hell is your life gone wrong. - What Dreams May Come
40. A Favorite quote: 'All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand.' Ella Wheeler Wilcox
41. What is your favorite Thirsty Thursday hangout? don't have one
42. Best friend's name? Wes
43. How long have you known them? five years
44. Last time you laughed at something stupid? Today at work
45. What time did you wake up this morning? six
46. Wake up next to anyone? yes
47. Best thing about winter? walking through the park at night after the first heavy snow/it's so beautiful
48. Name a couple of favorite colors: yellow
49. How old are you? 32
50. What month is your birthday in? March
51. Do you think pirates are cool or overrated? Totally cool
52. Favorite Dave Matthews Band song (if you have one?) The Space Between
53. What are you doing this weekend? working my ass off
54. Who will take this survey? whoever wants to

And the fun just goes on and on!


-- Name: Blogger name - Abbagirl74
--Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
-- Current Location: Kansas

-- Eye Color: hazel
-- Hair Color: brown
-- Height: 5'10''
-- Righty or Lefty: born lefty, turned righty, but can still do some lefty
-- Zodiac Sign: pisces
-- Your Heritage: korean
-- The Shoes Worn Today: black lug sole dressy
-- Your Weakness: giving in to my son when he gives me the look
-- Your Fears: dying
-- Your Perfect Pizza? pan pizza with lots of veggies, no olives
-- Goal You'd Like to Achieve: to travel and see more of the country

-- Your Thoughts First Waking Up: "I don't wanna go to work!"
-- Your Bedtime: whenever I feel tired, maybe around midnight?
-- Your Most Missed Memory: my grandfather and his yard and garden

-- Pepsi or Coke: pepsi
-- McDonald's or Burger King: wendy's
-- Single or Group Dates: single
-- Adidas or Nike: whichever is made in Korea
-- Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: lipton
-- Chocolate or Vanilla: chocolate chip
-- Cappuccino or Coffee: coffee and lots of it

-- Smoke: used to
-- Cuss: lots around my friends
-- Sing: every time I am in the car
-- Shower Everyday: absolutely
-- Have a Crush: yes, on several people
-- Want to go to College? been there, accomplished that
-- Like(d) High School: LOVED it
-- Want to get Married: not really
-- Believe in Yourself: YES
-- Get Motion Sickness: YES
-- Think You're Attractive: no
-- Think You're a Health Freak: no
-- Get Along with Your Parent(s): YES - love them so much
-- Like Thunderstorms: love them
-- Play an Instrument: no, but I can sing pretty damn good

in the past month...
-- Drank Alcohol: no
-- Smoked: no
-- Done a Drug: no
-- Had Sex: yes
-- Made Out: yes
-- Gone on a Date: yes
-- Gone to the Mall: yes
-- Eaten an Entire Box of Oreos: no
-- Been on Stage: yes
-- Been Dumped: yes
-- Gone Skating: no
-- Made Homemade Cookies: yes two weeks ago
-- Gone Skinnydipping: no
-- Dyed Your Hair: yes
-- Stolen Anything: no

Have you ever...
-- Played a Game that Required Removal of Clothing: no
-- If so, was it Mixed Company: n/a
-- Been Trashed or Extremely Intoxicated: not really, I'm allergic to alcohol
-- Been Caught "Doing Something": yes
-- Been Called a Tease: yes

-- Age You Hope to be Married: I don't want to grow up
-- Numbers and Names of Children: 11 years old
-- Describe Your Dream Wedding: simple, in a wooded area, in the evening just as the sun is setting, the opposite of the "magical hour" that you may see in the morning, everyone is dressed comfortably- no dressing up except he and I, reception by campfire
-- What do youWant to be When You Grow Up: a super mom
-- What Country Would You Most Like to Visit: Sweden and South Korea

in a guy:
-- Best Eye Color? blue or green
-- Best Hair Color? light brown
-- Short or Long hair: short
-- Height: taller than or same hight as me
-- Best Articles of Clothing: great pair of jeans and a white t-shirt
-- Best First Date Location: in the back of a pick-up truck watching a beautiful sunset
-- Best First Kiss Location: see above

-- # Of Drugs Taken Illegally: one
-- # Of People I Could Trust With My Life: 4
-- # Of CDs That I Own: not many - about 30
-- # Of Piercings: ears
-- # Of Tattoos: none
-- # Of Scars on my Body: 5?

Last Person Who...
-- Slept in Your Bed? Josh
-- Saw You Cry? Wes
-- Made You Cry? Wes
-- Spent the Night at Your House? Josh
-- You Shared a Drink With? my kid - juice
-- You Went to the Movies With? my kid
-- You Went to the Mall With? Josh
-- Yelled at You? kid's dad
-- Sent You an Email? Tommy at home / Deb at work

Have You Ever...
-- Said "I love you"? yes
-- Been to New York? no
-- Been to Georgia? no
-- California? no
-- Hawaii? no
-- Mexico? no
-- China? no
-- Canada? no
--The United Kingdom? no
-- Danced Naked? yes
-- Dreamed something really crazy and then happened the next day? kind of / I dreamed that my grandfather was sick and a week later we found out he had cancer. same thing happened to my caregiver in South Korea
-- Stalked Someone? never

Pick One...
-- Apples or Bananas? bananas - slightly green
-- Red or Blue?blue
-- Walmart or Kmart? NEITHER
-- Math or English? English
-- Radio or CD? either
-- Drawing or Painting? doodling
-- High school or College? loved high school, college was a chore

Crazy Days of Summer

Today was a crazy day! I worked all day training manager trainees on how to do a store walk. But I wasn't at work mentally. A dear friend was getting ready to go through a monumental phase of his life and that is all I could think about. I wanted to be there and be a shoulder or helping hand. It was high anxiety all day. I didn't let it show with the newbies.

Anyway, I am so excited because it totally worked out for him. I actually felt a wave of relief when I read about it on his blog. WooHoo! He has become such a great blog buddy and I hope that one day we will be able to meet. He has a beautiful soul and shows such compassion for those who have life challenges. The world is a much better place with him in it. The computer world has no idea the capacity of his writing talent. We are definitely in for a wild ride. I am just glad I have front row seats. :)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Football Season Is Almost Here

Beloved football season is nearly upon us. The teams are at training camps, sweating their asses off in the heat to get ready for the thousands of fans that await their arrival. People, tailgating, people, food, people, beer, people, the trek to your seats, more people, the exhilarating song of our national anthem, more people, and then finally, the kick-off, with even more people. I am a little claustrophobic. Can you tell?

Arrowhead Stadium will have a whole other meaning to me this year. While I am not a KC Chiefs fan, I do love the game of football. I have a season ticket this year and I plan on going to at least four games. Why? Because I love the spirit of the game and - the people. I love people. I love to watch them mostly, picking up on their mannerisms and idiosyncrasies. People fascinate me, especially the ones wearing the tight football gear. Sorry, had to throw that one in.

Can't wait to go to the games this year and watch one game where the Oakland Raiders and Randy Moss stomp all over the KC Chiefs in their home field. Miracles happen everyday you know.