Thursday, June 17, 2010

Here Everything's Better

The only negative about being home is that it lacks an H.E.B. If you have an H.E.B. near you, count your blessings. The closest one to me is 40 miles away. You really don't know what you've got till its gone. I'm barely surviving without homemade tortillas. And H.E.B is the only store that carries the pizza dough I use. Those of you who have never shopped at an H.E.B can't appreciate the subtle touches that make it the most amazing grocery store, anywhere, ever. And just to throw salt on the wound. I have to do my grocery shopping at wal-mart when I'm home. shoot me. When you leave H.E.B. you feel like you've just spent hours at the spa. Wal-mart, on the other hand, is like getting teeth pulled. So, I wrote to H.E.B, begging them to build a store near me. They said they're looking in to it. If enough of us ask for it I'm sure it'll happen. So come on people, help bring H.E.B. to Garland. I need this! I better start campaigning.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

In my lifetime I would like to..

Ride an elephant
Eat Kobe beef in Japan
Climb a tree
Ride in a hot air balloon
Learn archery
Own a boat
Go to Australia
Learn how to do a cartwheel
Live in another country
Visit the Museum of Natural History
Grow a garden
Leave $1,000 tip at a restaurant
Write a book
Have a giant aquarium
Learn to whistle
Wear a huge hat at the Kentucky derby
Attend the Olympics
Hold a record
Learn how to meditate
Go to the airport and catch the "next flight"

Saturday, June 12, 2010


I have closed the short chapter in my life that was p90x. I did it for a week, then skipped a week, then did it for another week. During the second time around I lost 6 pounds. But I think that had a lot more to do with stuffing my face less, than with the workouts. p90x is awesome if you want to get super ripped and have huge bulging muscles. But that's not what I'm looking for. I just want to be in shape again.

Despite my years of sports, I have never liked running. And then you have those people who can't go a day without a run. They make me sick. And I want so desperately to be one of them. So I am trading p90x in for couch-to-5k. And hopefully I'll magically become one of those obsessive runners. Mom got me a membership to her gym. I can't even imagine my fat ass running in the 100 degree heat every day. I'm still going to do a few workouts from p90x on on the days when I don't go to the gym.

So that's what I'm doing, training to run a 5k. AND in October I'm doing a muddy buddy run with Jimmy and his family. Believe it or not, I'm super excited about doing this..

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thank you for being a friend...

"I am nothin' but a cheap, tawdry slut!"

We said good-bye to our favorite slutty, southern belle today. Rue McClanahan, who played Blanche Devereaux on Golden Girls died this morning.

Like most people, I have been in love with the Golden Girls from the first time I watched it. There is nothing better than a Golden Girls marathon, thank you We Tv.

Rest in Peace Rue- you will be missed

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


So as you know I've been "on the fence" about my next move toward a career, and it is settled. I just took a personality/career test and it said I should be a JOURNALIST!! I mean seriously, how perfect is that. exactly what I was thinking about doing. I am going to email someone in A&M's journalism department and see what they can tell me.

Today was Matthew's kindergarten graduation. Jimmy came with me to the ceremony. Which means Matthew didn't care one bit that I was there. It is amazing what a year of school can do for a kid. Last summer I couldn't get him to be in the same room with a book. Now, he is reading like a pro, and he wants to read. I love it. And the kid is a math genius. Unlike me. Maybe he can help me when my summer classes start.

Leah had her first dance class today, it was at one of those cheer gyms. Matthew and I sat in the lobby for an hour and it was very entertaining. Some of the moms in this place were hilarious. Competing and flaunting, it was like watching an episode of Toddlers and Tiaras. awesome people-watching session.