Thursday, July 29, 2010


Yep.  That's right.  I'm flying to Vegas tonight.  I'm so excited.  My friend Amanda is getting married in October and this is her bachelorette weekend.  Last time I was in Vegas was with my amazing west coast girls and looked something like this:
Can't wait to see what this trip will bring.

And now some lyrics from on of my favorite singers:

Gonna sell my car and go to Vegas
'Cause somebody told me
That's where dreams would be
Gonna sell my car and go to Vegas
Finally see my name upon the Palace marquis

Listen up now honey, you're gonna be sorry
Can't get out from under a sky that is falling
And you say
No fame no money I'm nobody
The way I'm running has sure got me down
On my knees.
But next stop, Vegas please.
Gotta get to Vegas
Can you take me to Vegas?

--Sara Bareilles, Vegas

Monday, July 12, 2010

A sad sort of day

So today I had to have a procedure done that was uncomfortable both physically and emotionally, not to mention a little bit painful.
(I'm not going to describe it online for anyone to read, but if you are truly concerned you may call me and I will fill you in.)
It was quite an awful experience and during the whole thing I felt quite alone and wished I had someone there with me.  I had originally told my boss I would go into work in the afternoon, but the whole ordeal was a little too much to handle to I took the rest of the afternoon off.  Luckily my boss is very supportive and didn't have a problem with it.  The weather outside was perfect for the way I felt inside.  It was stormy all last night and the weather today was wet and grey.  The painkiller I took didn't seem to make me sleepy at first, so I spent most of the afternoon laying in bed reading Jane Eyre with my cats sleeping as much on my stomach as I would let them.  It was a sad sort of day and I am glad it is finally over.  Now hopefully the rest of my week will be wonderful.

Monday, July 5, 2010

God Bless America

So tonight (the 4th of July, also known as Independence Day) I spent a calm night relaxing with a couple of close friends.  I have been suffering from severe migrains the last few days so the quiet night was rather perfect for me.  While we were eating and drinking and hanging out we rather coolly began quizzing eachother on random American trivia.  And unfortunate for me, I sucked.  I realized that while at one point in time (5th grade) I may have been able to name all the capitals for every state in the US, when asked at random a certain state, I got about 1 out of 3 right.  And when I jokingly asked someone to name all the Presidents, I could have maybe named 7.  Total.  And the list goes on about things other people were talking about that I couldn't even tell you.  That's when I realized I suck at being an American citizen.  I know far too little about my country.  Especially current events. I blame it on my not wanting to watch the news in Memphis, but really its not a very good excuse.  I could easily read up on my current events online while skipping the heavy crime stuff.  So tonight I decided that is what I will do.  I usually only take about a 20 minute lunch, but that is the perfect amount of time to do a little light reading.  At any rate it will beat just staring at my food while I eat it.  Now which current event/American history informative magazine shall I subscribe to?  Any suggestions?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Silly Cats

Look closely, there is a squirrel in the tree, taunting them.

Yes, Finn, I did leave my clean clothes on the ironing board for you to lay on.

I have the only cats in the world who love to have their bellies rubbed. And what a fat belly it is.

What? There's nothing weird about laying in the bathtub.

He really likes to cuddle.  And lay on Dawn's "pillow".