Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Past Tense

I've realized something about myself. Although I am a fast typer, my fingers can't keep up with my brain. I'll be thinking eighty different things that I want to say, but I can only say one thing at a time. This is why my posts are always scatterbrained and more often than not, don't make a lot of sense. At the very least, they don't convey what I originially planned on conveying. Oh well.

Several years ago, Laura introduced me to Past Samm. I constantly thank Past Samm. If I pick out my outfit for the day the night before, more often than not I forget that I did that. Then, when I'm rushing around in the morning with only five minutes to get ready, oh look! Past Samm has already picked out the outfit for you! Thanks Past Samm! Or if I get my water for work ready the night before so I'm not late because I don't want to die of thirst, the next day, it's all ready, Thanks Past Samm! With my mind slowly going, I thank Past Samm a lot. Laura also pointed out to me that once I make my food, I always leave it. I never realize that I do this, but Spencer likes to make fun of me for it now too. Laura will even hide my food. On occasion, I'll forget I even made it, think, "Hmm, I'm hungry!", go into the kitchen and spot my already-made food, and thank Past Samm once again. I just hate when Past Samm forgets to do things, so Present Samm has to make up for it. Just looking out for Future Samm.

Speaking of the past, I remember loving typewriters. I'm not sure why, I grew up in the computer era, but I adored them! I remember visiting my grandparents on my mother's side and typing on my grandpa's typewriter. I would type pointless, meaningless stories about nothing. I wish I still had those. I might, actually, my mom keeps everything. But they were just short stories I would think up because I loved typing on that thing! And possibly the mini-writer deep inside me that I got from my dad.

I'll be going to Dallas this weekend. I'm pretty excited. I think the 4th of July is my most favorite holiday! I love Christmas very much, but that time of year can stress me out like no other! Same with Thanksgiving. But with the 4th of July, all you have to do is show up and enjoy!

I should get me a penpal. A random person that I can email back and forth. The beauty of penpals is the newness of the relationship that never leaves. You just chat back and forth over absolutely nothing at all. You never meet this person, you don't know them, so the politeness that is there in every relationship at the beginning never leaves. The pleasantries remain and you only have happy conversations to look forward to.

I'm finally going to see How to Train a Dragon after work tonight for girls night. I haven't had a girls night in a while so it'll be fun!

Random thoughts: I've begun to realize this portion of my posts everyday is almost meaningless, seeing as how every thing I say in my blog is generally a random thought!

Things I'm thankful for: Dollar stores. Fireworks. Hot Dogs. Water. Soft Kleenex. Straws. And not having to write anymore papers for school. The only writing I do is on here, and I can make as many grammatical errors as I please. And I do please. Like starting my sentences with "and".

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hey, Mr. President, Nice Weather We're Having?

It's been a few days since I've posted! Crack-a-Slackin'.

These have been an interesting past few days! I've been thirstier than a fish in the Sahara, boy I tell you what! I drink water like nobody's business at work. My dilemma: cutting back on costs. My work recently stopped supplying us with water, and this kid came and took away out water cooler! (I say 'kid', even though he was probably the same age as me). So I've been having to bring water to work, (when I thankfully remember to actually bring it), and drinking sparingly until lunch, where I inevitably visit my good friend Rosa('s cafe), and buy my usual Fanta Red. I wish they sold that in bulk at the supermarket, I'd save so much money, and enjoy my Red Happy more often.

Also, President Manolo Sanchez will be visiting our branch today. Well, allegedly. We are just a drive-thru with four employees. We have three other branches in Lubbock, and he has come all the way from Spain to have a meeting with a select few employees. They said he would come by, but I'm a bit skeptical. If this man is visiting Lubbock, Texas, I'm pretty sure he has a lot on his plate, and a billion other places to go. I highly doubt he will come by just to meet us four women. Either way, I'm wearing my pants suit.

I only have two crossword puzzles left in my book here at work. It's a very sad day! I used to do the daily crossword puzzles and games on iGoogle, maybe I can resort back to those for a while. Gotta keep the brain pumping, even if my body is rotting away by sitting here all day. Plus the water deficienct, my brain is all I'll have left going for me if I'm not careful!

Not that I couldn't just drink tap water, but anyone who has ever tried Lubbock tap water knows. I'd probably be healthier just NOT drinking water. (just kidding, but my taste buds will be happier if I didn't).

It's been raining the past few days. I have a way of telling when it's going to rain a few days before it does. "Yes, Samm, we all do, it's called the meteorologist". But no, that is not how I tell. It's a secret, how I tell. Sort of like a magic trick, and magicians don't just go around parading their tricks, so why should I? :)

Random thoughts for the day: I love being spontaneous! And although I hate the decision process, I love once it is made, and carrying it through! Once I decided what my major was going to be, all has been fun and dandy. Before, though, it sucked.

Things I'm thankful for: Summer rain. Bottled water. Dreams. Icing. And blankets.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Proposal

I have a confession: Last week, on TWO different occasions, I realized that I had put my underwear on inside out. Sad, I know. I guess I just need to start getting dressed with the light on, and waking up earlier. As opposed to waking up 10 minutes before work starts, I should wake up 15 minutes beforehand. Thankfully, I live 5 minutes from where I work! Three, if I hit all green lights!

So, recently, my ex-boyfriend's oldest sister invited me to his fiance's "Distant Bridal Shower"... Not the real one, but the "Hey, here is an address, send us a gift." For those that don't know, this is the ex that said "I want to marry you, let's date around to make sure. Oh, I found someone else". Honestly, though, I couldn't be happier, because I'm now dating someone 80 billion times better. Love you!

"I'm awesome""Dude, no you're not, don't lie"-Spose

So a man's proposal says a lot about his character. This particular ex's proposal says that he is a man who lives in the bathroom (true), is always late (true), and is constantly having to give things back that he took (true, true). He actually still owes me money. Not much, so consider that my wedding gift to them. Congrats. Oh, and he is constantly eating (very true).

On a happier note, USA plays Ghana tomorrow in the World Cup, and Spencer is hosting a game party. I'm excited! Then Germany plays on Sunday. Also, the 4th of July is coming up soon! My most favorite holiday, I think! I love the hot dogs, and the parade that gets me up way too early in the morning, the fireworks, the music, the fresh air, the walking, and getting to spend all that with Spencer this year, *sigh*, I can't wait!

I watched the Proposal at work today, ironically. I love Sandra Bullock! I don't think there is a single movie of hers that I've seen that I don't absolutely adore! I actually have Sandy's number... okay, so it might be her agent's phone number... but still! A friend of mine's sister shares a birthday with her, and he had me look it up. It's scary how easy it was to find...

The Rangers ruined their winning streak. Eleven games in a row, and they totally flubbed tonight's game. Flubbed... that's a word, right? Well, Noah Webster is a good friend of mine, he can throw it in the dictionary if it's not.

I'm so excited for tomorrow! Busy day, but fun fun fun!

Random thoughts of the day: If my name were Peter Piper, I'd totally pick peppers everyday. Pecks of them. Of the pickled persuasion. I'd also live in the seashore if my name were Sally. Have a seashell collection. But if I were a woodchuck, I wouldn't chuck would, would I? Just sounds painfully splintery.

Things I'm thankful for: That my name isn't Peter, Sally, or woodchuck. Sports. Sandra Bullock. Jelly Beans. Puzzles. Hoodies. AND toenail clippers. Gross, but very true. Life would be grosser without them.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Busy Bees

I'm slowing getting worse and worse at this updating-everyday gig. I suppose not everyday is super interesting right?

Everything I want to say today doesn't belong on the internet, in the sense of nobody cares about who's in love with who, ruining the secret of what IT is at the enrichment activity on Saturday, or about my fellow employee's choice of wardrobe today.

I can say however that I have a letter to write today, a 10 minute lesson to prepare, and a room at my work to avoid, which is unforunately unavoidable. Tricky day...

I started reading The Necromanger by Michael Scott. I just can't get into it! I've been trying for the better part of a week and I'm only on chapter 3, and each chapter can be contributed to the boredom of yesterday.

I'm starting my new visiting teaching route on Sunday. A little late in the month, but I'm still excited! I suppose I should get that together. Busy busy! Of course, I knew I would be. Before our bishop gave me these two callings, the whole bishopric, actually, told me to get ready because I'm about to get busy! I most definitely was ready, and still am! Pumped, even! So I suppose I should get leave my blog be, start work on this lesson on "IT", and the visiting teaching message. :)

Tonight I will be making mozzarella cheese sticks with Spencer. I'm excited!

Random thoughts of the day: I hate tailgaters. One was tailing me, so I let him pass, and she started tailing the truck in front of me, so he got over too. I hate when I have a song lyric stuck in my head, but I don't know what song it is and no way of looking it up at the time. Then, when I have resources to find out what song it was, I can't remember the lyric. Today it's "I will keep calling you to see, if you're sleeping are you dreaming, if you're dreaming are you dreaming of me" -Blue October, can't think of the song title or if I even have that song on my iTunes.

Things I'm thankful for: iTunes. Ankle socks. Cell phones and text messaging so I don't have to call people to get things done. Cheese sticks. :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Doopy Doopy Doo

Wow, was Sunday's post scatterbrained or what! I guess that's what I get for taking two days to post the shortest post in the history of this blog. On top of which, attempting to write whilst watching dear Spencer play NCAA on the playstation.

Yesterday, I went inside of Rosa's Cafe instead of going through the drive-thru since there were more cars in the line than there was in the rest of the parking lot. As I was leaving, the lady said "Thank you sweetie!" and completely made my day. I mean, Spencer calls me sweetie, but it's a different sentimant coming from a stranger. :) Then I came back to work and realized that one unmentionable fellow employee would not be in to work for the rest of the day. Good day :)

I've decided to call this certain person my "fellow employee" as opposed to "coworker", seeing as how the word coworker implies that this certain individual actually tries to get along with me. Quite the opposite, actually, and she most certainly got a Mental Knuckle Sammwich to the face today.

Also, yesterday, I come home after work, go into the bathroom and see THIS little piece of work...

Sweet little Carson and Gavin. It took me longer to reroll this than it took for me to pee. I counted that as my good deed for the day. I've also counted drawing this picture as exercising and sharing my talents. I'm getting pretty good at the computer Paint business... lol

Institute was really good today! I couldn't exactly tell you all the things I learned and took to heart, but the Spirit was definitely there! We are studying the words of our prophets. I'm not exactly what the course is called, per se, but we are just going through the Ensign, going over talks given in General Conference. It's a really good class! We have an amazing teacher, Brother Merrill. Never met another one like him. I wouldn't have Institute any other way!

Random thoughts today:"Life's like a jump rope up, down, up, down, up, down, up down yeah, it will get hard, remember life's like a jump rope..." - Blue October
Also: Water skiing is harder than you could possibly think it is. Unless you've already been. Then you know. If you aren't hungry, don't eat. If you are full, stop eating. It's just extra poundage being put on because we feel compelled to finish our plate. Everyday I tell myself that I will exercise...tomorrow. Needless to say, I can't remember the last time I exercised. Sad day.

Things I'm thankful for: Fanta Red. Friends who remember that, although I'm not single, I am still a person that appreciates being invited to activites in the Singles Ward. Ear bud headphones. Youtube. Quartets, today, particularly the one called Rendezvous. Good examples.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Short and Sweet

Well, I forgot to write for a few days now. Whoopsy Daisy! If I ever get sick, I think daisies would most surely make me feel better. :) They are such a happy flower, I think they would make anyone feel better.

I went to church, it was 98 degrees. As I was sitting in the last hour, it started pouring down rain and thunderstorming (thunderstorming? Surely that's a word). I love thunderstorms and such, but I wasn't really looking to play in the rain today, so as I was running from my car to my house, I -whacked- my knee on the door. It hurt so badly!

I got two callings at church today! It's so exciting! I am now the Relief Society Enrichment coordinator, and the ward music chairman. So we'll see how this goes! Should be a lot of fun.

Random thoughts for the day:I get distracted oh so easily. Too easily. I like calendars where you have to take each day off, and each day has a quote or saying, maybe a picture. They are so much fun!

Things I am thankful for: Shish kabob, Spencer, who's willing to go out in the pouring rain to pull the car around for me so I don't have to get soaked as well, and a spot at the dinner table.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Paint the Sky With Stars

I really enjoy Enya. I'm listening to her music right now. Not only is it relaxing to listen to, but relaxing to play on the piano.

A man came through our bank today. He puts his check and license in the canister and sends it up. He then leans forward, exasperatedly and starts rubbing his face. You can just tell that this guy has had a really hard day. Then I had to take off my Samm hat, and put on my Teller hat. This is a policy that I don't like, and that I can't apologize for, (which you know I apologize for everything...) If you don't have an account with my bank, and the check is over fifty dollars, we charge a seven dollar fee. I asked him if he had an account and if he knew about the fee. He said no to both questions and started laughing. Now, there are a few reasons why a person would laugh in this situation. 1) He didn't hear me and was laughing at a joke he heard on the radio. Not likely. 2) In his opinion, the seven dollar fee is so ridiculously high, that it is humorous. Possible. 3) He had such a bad day today, that of COURSE something would go wrong at the bank. Of COURSE there would be a fee, and not a single thing, not even as simple as going to the bank, could go right today. I felt a lot of sympathy for this man. I thought I was having a not-good day today. I can only imagine what happened to this man today to make him laugh like that. I found myself thinking of ways to make this man's day better, and coming up short.

He definitely needed a sucker. Too bad my bank doesn't provide this location with such a luxury... I suppose I could have drawn a big happy face on his envelope... but when you are having that bad of a day, sometimes it helps for bad things to just continue happening, you know what I mean? There is a twisted sense of victory in knowing that no, it isn't just coincidence that all these bad things are happening, this is just a cursed day.

"Cause you had a bad day... You sing a sad song just to turn it around" - Daniel Powter.

This is why I want to get into the fitness business. I would be helping people achieve there dreams and not only feel good, but feel good about themselves. There is happiness in exercise, and believe it or not, that is a scientific fact.

My sister has been getting upset with me because I don't spend enough time at home. Home, right now, is inhabited by Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Nathan, and myself. Most of the time, Carson and Gavin are there, accompanied by Jenni and/or Cory. When Laura and Niels aren't at work, they like to come visit too. These are the humans. now the dogs. We have Jules, Min-Ji, and Tori. Laura brings Liberty and Orion. Jenni sometimes brings Zoey. My grandparents have Mei-Ling and Makita. I am claustrophobic and with that many living things in one household, it gets crowded, and I can't breathe. It's not a good situation. This is why I haven't been home.

Random thoughts for the day: Roman numerals remind me of football. I'd like it to be football season now, please. I was harrassed by a June bug a couple of nights ago. It took advantage of my arms being way full and flew down my shirt.

Things I am thankful for: Guitars, even though I can't play. Any stringed instrument, really. Keychains. Snuggies. I wasn't thankful for taillights today, but then I started thinking about it, and now I am. Beaches and hammocks.

A Day and a Half

So I knew last night, when I didn't read my scriptures or pray for the first time in 7 months, that today would be a crappy day. Why didn't I just do it? Maybe it's because I felt like I deserved a crappy day.

My coworker... Well, no need to darken the Internet anymore with stories about her.

Also, I ran out of pixie sticks.

I went to play Rock Band with some old friends. We used to all go to First Ward together. We were the "Crew". It was a bunch of guys, and the Allred girls. We eventually branched off and went our own way but I like to occasionally get together with them. These guys are the ones that, we hung out, then I got a boyfriend. After that, they hated me. Let me rephrase: They hated me as a group. Individually, every last one of them told me that they liked me more than a friend, and the rest of the guys were the ones that hated me.

Spencer joined in playing Rock Band with us tonight. It was okay. Just the usual everyone-pick-on-the-only-girl-in-the-room night.

"Your best friend always sticking up for you, even when I know you're wrong" - Train

I finished reading my book. I always forget how much I enjoy reading. I need a new book to read. Any suggestions?

Random thoughts for the day: Before I took a shower tonight, I scooped up a moth that was on the wall and took it outside. Why do I go out of my way to save moths, yet out of my way to kill roaches? Because they are the devil, them roaches. I love tennis shoes, they always give me so much energy. It's true. I'm still trying to figure out what I did wrong tonight to make him mad at me.

Things I'm thankful for: Good friends who lift one another up. Forgiveness. Socks, of all kinds, really. Hot showers. Being able to curl up with a good book, in a comfy chair, under a lamp. And, last but not least, sleep.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Retrosexually Patient

Today, I left for work, and moth flew on my windshield. I said hello, Mr. Moth, where to? And he said, oh, I just noticed you were going to the bank. My wife, Mrs. Moth, is stuck inside of your bank and would like to be let out. She will be waiting for you at the door. And I said will do, Mr. Moth, take care! And he flew away. I got to my bank, and Mrs. Moth flew out just as soon as I opened the door. Does that count as my good deed for the day?

"No good deed goes unpunished" - Poor little Elphaba from Wicked.

News about the Big 12, Colorado left for the Pac 10, Nebraska left for the Big 10, and what of the rest of us? Well, reports that "The University of Texas on Monday said it was staying in the Big 12, followed moments later by pledges from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M to remain in a league that had seemed to be falling apart last week when Nebraska (Big Ten) and Colorado (Pac-10) decided to leave over the next two years."

For more information about all of this, go to

So I realized something today. I have 3 coworkers: Tiff, Janice, and Jen. We all generally get along, but you can definitely tell that 'teams' have formed. There is Tiff with Janice, then me with Jen. Maybe it's because Jen used to be LDS and we have the same values. Maybe it's because we both have work ethic. Maybe it's because we want to do what we know is right and not cheat our way through life. In my opinion, the other 'team' lacks in all of those categories, (lack of values, ethics, moral fiber...). I don't mean to be judgmental in any way, but I have never met a more disagreeable person, nor a more selfish person, than Tiffanie. In fact, I don't even think there is a word that can accurately describe her. Horrid comes the closest, yet still understated.

So call me nerdy, but I love . It's an online dictionary. Today, I looked up the word patient. Did you know there are 5 different definitions?
1 : bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint
2 : manifesting forbearance under provocation or strain
3 : not hasty or impetuous
4 : steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity
5 a : able or willing to bear —used with of b : susceptible, admitting

Also, the word of the day? Retrosexual. Check out this picture they had to describe retrosexual. I never knew. :)

Institute tonight. Then, not sure what I'll be doing, but I need to catch up on sleep so this will be the only post of the day.

Random thoughts of the day: I need to work on my backwards-driving skills. I'm getting better, but I need to get this art down to perfection. As soon as I can afford a new piano, that puppy will be in my house. Notice I said my house, as in my own house, because that's how long it will take me to afford one.

Things I am thankful for: Pixie sticks. Good books. Heaters. Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole. Baron Batch. The World Cup. Jamar Wall. The ability to handle ridiculously difficult people in a civilized manner.

Oh no!

Oh no! (Gotta go through it!)

I suppose it's a good thing that I don't have billions of fans sitting at their computers, just waiting for me to post. That would be a lot of starving people really needing to pee. Not to mention, what kind of mental damage it could have done, with such severe disappointment. I forgot to update for a second time that day, and yesterday. *gasp!* I know. I'll try to do better.

Today was a beautiful day! It only got up to about 86 degrees, and it rained! Oh, such a beautiful, fragrantly pleasant, summer rain! My favorite! Like candy to my nose. I just couldn't get enough of it!

Spencer and I went to FHE. They were supposed to be showing some church movie, but decided to wait and just play games, so we decided to take off and play our own games. We played catch and ran through the sprinklers (only because Spencer was such a good sport). Then, we went to Rosa's! (Only the best Mexican restaurant around!!!)

Afterwards we watched Enchanted, only the most cheesiest love movie Disney has put out. I love it, the main character is my favorite! She is so innocent and kind to everyone. And this is not Spencer's type of movie at aaalll....

"That's how I know he loves me" - Enchanted lol

He brought up a good point with me today. He brought up that a long time ago, we had talked about hiking or biking once the weather got warmer. Well, it's warmer! So I think I'm going to do a little research and get that all together :)

My random thoughts for the day: I hate roaches of any kind. They are the devil with six legs. "Respect the lei". I forgot to pick up the dime in the parking lot at Spencer's apartment. When you lose your car at Walmart, don't rush to the conclusion that it was stolen. Search the whole parking lot first...

Things I'm thankful for: Sports!!! Sprinklers. Spencer. Daises, which, although a very friendly and happy flower, ruins my Sp alliteration. Prayer, because with enough faith and determination, anything is possible. If you are willing to work and do all you can to get something, the Lord will help you the rest of the way. And mitts, because catching a baseball with your bare hands would hurt like a biff.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday is a Special Day

So special treat today! It's not even noon and already a post!

I like to pretend that I have about a billion followers who sit at their computers all day just waiting for a new post. So there might even be two posts today!

Last night was fantastic! It took me about an hour or two to make the lasagna, leaving no time to eat before needing to leave for the drive-in, of which we were a little later than we wanted to be. So as soon as the lasagna came out of the oven, we packed everything in, and put as many towels as we could on my lap and around the dish so the lasgna wouldn't burn me. 6'4" Spencer, a cooler, about a billion pillows and blankets, myself and a 9 X 13 lasagna dish all packed into a tiny Ford Ranger and drove to the drive-in. A-Team and Prince of Persia were showing. A-Team was amazing, but... Prince of Persia... some of the action was great, in the beginning (because that's all I saw), but after seeing the main character in The Day After Tomorrow, I just couldn't take him seriously in this movie. After I saw him pull his two swords out and smirk, deciding that he looked like a Ken (and Barbie) doll with longer hair, I promptly fell asleep. All in all, pretty darn good night. :)

I'm not sure what's in store for me today. I'll probably just head to Spencer's and watch the World Cup, USA v England, while eating leftover lasagna. I'm at work right now, and I can't believe how slow time is creeping by.

Speaking of work, I saw my coworker today and, although I feel bad, I grimaced in disgust. Remmeber the kissing cockroach preference? Same feeling. I've actually drawn a picture of her today. I've drawn pictures of her before as well...

OH it's sad how close I am to what she actually looks like! This is what she looks like today. Almost.

She is constantly having this boy come and bring her Sonic drinks at work. I call him her boy toy, seeing as how they aren't dating and he actually has another girl, a pregnant one at that. What a twisted world.

But enough of this dismally... putrid green subject. Full off... obsessions with peace signs, sonic drinks, hideous jewelry, pink zebra print, and sunglass that would fit on an elephants face. I just don't want to explode in her face. Isn't it always better to go behind people's backs when you have a problem with them? Yeah, I don't believe that, but she is a... unique case. Seeing as how I have never met a person that was so extremely selfish and incompetant in my life.

I did, however, change the water cooler for the first time today. By myself, no one's help or instruction. It's not that difficult, but I revel in the smallest victories :)

I suppose that will do for now. More to come tonight, I'm sure.

Friday, June 11, 2010


What a day. I won't get into details, no one wants to read a venting session, but it was quite the challenge to keep my mouth shut. I'm not much for confrontation, but it took every ounce of my will power to not go off on a coworker.

In short, mistakes were made, people were mad, coworkers were difficult, and the new system complicated things all the more.

All this, on top of a huge debate this morning. The World Cup started today! Some thought futbol was gay, some thought football was gay. I thought they were both ridiculously wrong and would like to see EITHER of them try playing in the NFL/NCAA, or the World Cup. I hate phonies. Like my coworker. She's going to the Ranger's game the weekend of the 4th of July. I bet she thinks she's going to watch basketball, and she hopes they score a touchdown! ...

"Does that make me craaaaazaaay? Does that make me craaazaaaay?" - Gnarls Barkley

Because work has been so crazy, I haven't been able to keep up with the World Cup or the 'death of the Big 12'. Colorado moved to the Pac 10 yesterday and Nebraska moved to the Big 10 today. We'll find out about everyone else, apparently within the week. Hey, Big 12 six, I'd actually like to know within the hour, if my vote counts for anything. Which it doesn't.

If anyone has ways to deal with difficult coworkers, please, let me know. I've never been around a more difficult person in my life. Or yours. That's how impossible she is.

Tonight, I will be making dinner for Spencer. I'm pretty excited. Although the actual preparation will be stressful since I have never made this dish before, it'll be worth it. Plus, afterwards, we are going to the drive in to see Prince of Persia. I fully expect to get my fill of the World Cup tonight, my fill of this particular dish for dinner, and action movies all in one. Going to be a good night. That thought is the only thing keeping me going today. This is also why I'm posting now, as opposed to before I go to bed at night. I fully expect to get home around 2, come back, and crash. After attempting to read through an Ensign article for Institute, but end up nodding and dozing through the whole thing. Do you get points for trying?

Random thoughts for the day: Thinking about said coworker in a swimsuit makes me wish I had thought about kissing a cockroach instead. I think the world should write down their to-d0 lists on yellow sticky notes. Not only do they stick for your convience, but the color yellow is such a happy friendly color, it brings a new optimism to the stressful must-do's in life.

Things I am thankful for today: Spencer, who always knows how to brighten a poopy day. My boss, who looks like a saint compared to other people's bosses. The numbers 1-10 that I have used way too many times today, yet continually bring me patience. Youtube, that has supplied me with an endless amount of football videos.

Let's Get Physical, Physical!

What a beautiful day! ("We're not scared")

After work, Spencer and I went to a park to eat hot dogs and s'mores with some friends, and just have a good time. It started out Shay and I (short for Shayla, only the most amazing person ever), we decided to throw a frisbee around. Well, that got me hankering for other sport activities.

One thing you should know about me, I love, love, love to exercise. I'm actually going to major in Exercise and Sports Science ... um... soon. So, I always like to be ready. And thanks to Past Samm, I had left my tennis shoes in the car, and some random socks in my bag, so I didn't have to play barefoot. Also, I keep a whole bag full of bats, mitts, bases, and a couple of softballs, then a volleyball, frisbees, hacky sac, tennis racquet and ball, racquetball racquet, basketball and yoga mat in my trunk. Soon to be added to the collection: soccer ball, football, and baseballs.

We ate some hot dogs and some s'mores, then went and played volleyball, did some yoga, hit a tennis ball around, and played some catch. I'd still be out there now if it weren't, you know, 25 minutes past midnight. It was a really good day today! On top of which, it started raining and putting on a lightning show for us, it was amazing. I mean, yoga in the rain? How much more rejuvanting can it get!?

My grandparent's got in town today as well. Exciting day! Plus, the Big 12 is no more! (basically). The conferences are being all jumbled and switched up so who knows what will happen! Ideally, I'd like Texas Tech, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Oklahome State to join the Pac 10, but ... we'll see. Which reminds me... I better check if there have been any updates!

Random thoughts for today: I saw a retarded squirrel, it made me very sad inside. If you have to pee, don't go to a park and then decide you have to go; go before you leave. Some old, homeless men are real dirt bags and if they yell obscenities at my best friend again, I'll beat their face in.... with my Louisville Slugger I keep in my trunk at all times. And then cut his toungue out with the pocket knife I carry at all times, to save other girls from his dirty tongue.

"If you cross the road and a truck struck you, I'll scrape you up and reconstruct you, I'll cheer you up if your depressed, If you get murdered I'll avenge your death" - Flight of the Conchords

Things I am thankful for today: Yoga in the rain and lightning. Foot massages. Air conditioning. Preparedness. High fives. And living in the greatest state in the USA, my one and only Texas.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

In the Beginning.../Spencer's Birthday

In the Beginning

I've learned that if I just write in my journal, it becomes repetitive... Dull... Boring... Or I'll only write if something bad has happened and I need to get it off my chest. No one wants to read that! So, I've decided to make my journal public.

Now, don't get your hopes up. I won't be spilling all me deepest, darkest secrets. I just figure that if I make it to where other people will be reading this, then maybe in the future, I'll want to come back and read it myself, without being bored to tears. "Today, I woke up, work, home, movie, bed... uneventful, journal, talk to you tomorrow." Boring!

I don't expect anyone to really follow me. If they do, great! These might become extremely entertaining... But if I don't pretend like the world is reading them, then it'll go back to "Woke up, work, home, bed, goodnight" ... ... ... ... Boring!

Spencer's Birthday

Today was Spencer's birthday. For anyone who doesn't know, Spencer is my current other half, my beau, my sweetie cutie patootie. He turned 21 today!

I threw him a surprise party! I had this planned for months. I told him that, "Oh no! You're birthday is on a Wednesday, and that's the day that I do girls' night with my girls! I'll have to throw a party this weekend for making up missing your birthday! But don't worry, I have it set up to where Cory (my brother-in-law) will be taking you out for a guys night" After taking an extended lunch with him, playing the part that I wouldn't see him again today, I set off to work to finishing the last minute preparations for the party.

Needless to say, he was very surprised! It was so exciting! We ate food, played games, and opened presents. (Well...he did). I got him a movie, a cooler, and a fold-out camping chair to take with him when he goes tailgating in the Fall. P.S. I'm WAY excited for the Tech 2010 football season to start! By the way, I have a short attention span, even to myself. So if my posts ever jump around and don't make much sense, it's not you, it's me.

hehe. "Jump around, jump around, jump up jump up and get down" - House of Pain.

My random thoughts for the day: I adore yoga. I wish I would do it more often. The last time I did yoga was May 31...aka too long ago!!! I love jelly beans, and could really go for some right about now. I also need to get back to playing the piano more often.

Things I'm thankful for today: My family, $0.69 bean burritoes at Taco Bell on Wednesdays (TBW!), my loving Spencer, wonderful friends, pixie sticks, extra long lunches, and lady bugs :)