Tuesday, January 30, 2007

my job has led me to drinking...

Cherry Coke that is!!! YUMMMM!!!

PS -- That's a magic eye picture. Weren't those great from the 90's??? If you are cool enough to see the image, you will see a man drinking Cherry Coke!!!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Route 66

I have the privilege of driving on Route 66 every week when I go to class. You see the University of New Mexico is on Central Ave. in Albuquerque which is a part of Route 66. I was noticing while I was driving on it today, on my way to UNM, that the movie Cars is not at all lacking in its representation of the change that has occurred on this once main Highway across the United States.

I was noticing all of the old "Route 66" looking signs for restaurants and hotels. The sad thing...most of these business are all boarded up. And the ones that aren't are so run down I don't know anyone who would actually step foot in them. It's sad to think that once a "happening" street is now home to the homeless and hookers of Albuquerque. I wonder what it would have been like back then??

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Things I really love

  1. Strawberry Chapstick
  2. Daisy's
  3. The vibrate setting on my phone (hush)
  4. Airborne
  5. Pictures
  6. Leaves changing color in the fall
  7. Rechargable batteries
  8. Apple cookies
  9. Colored pens -- anything that isn't blue or black
  10. My guitar (especially with the pink pins)
  11. It being the end of January and not writing '06 once
  12. Automatic shut off headlights
  13. Date nights
  14. Cool watermelon gum
  15. Rain/Thunder storms
  16. Love
  17. Walkie Talkies
  18. Trust
  19. Waterfalls
  20. Messenger
  21. Safety
  22. Post it Notes
  23. Souvenir Sweatshirts
  24. Sharpies (I have all sizes and colors)
  25. Label Makers
  26. Chipotle
  27. Diamonds
  28. Laying in a pile of clothes just out of the dryer
  29. The color pink
  30. Wireless internet
  31. Pizza
  32. Pillows
  33. Movie stubs
  34. Limewire
  35. Old notes and messages from the one I love
  36. Weekends
  37. My 4 Runner
  38. Sleeping in
  39. A's
  40. Kisses
  41. TV shows on DVD
  42. Smiles
  43. TIVO

Isn't it strange

I was reading a news story this morning about a huge dumping of snow that was hampering a community. As a girl who recently had to deal with record amounts of snow I could feel for these people. The residents talked about the snow being so high they couldn't see around corners. Police were having to tow cars in order to plow streets. They also talked of the worry they felt that their roofs wouldn't hold the snow, and might in fact cave in.

I had a bit of a HUH?? thought when I found out this story was talking about Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska?? Making the news for snow?? It is a bit strange to think of this, until you read and find out they recently had 74 inches of snow. 74 inches?? Are you kidding me?? That's like as tall as Jeremy. That's a whole lotta snow. I guess I should stop complaining about our 2 inches!!

Friday, January 26, 2007


I am starting to stress out a little at my new job. First it was co-workers that made me upset. Now, it is the workload. I'm not a whiner by any means. I hate asking for help. But seriously they fired two full time people for me, a part-timer, to replace them. So me...half of a person...is doing the work of two people. CAN YOU SEE WHY I'M STRESSED??

Other than that...the job is...well....until next time!!!!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

I'm a blogging fool!!

Yes, count them...that's 4 blogs today!!! Take that sucka...

PS -- I can count...it's only 3 here, the other is the beauty.

Don't give up, or apologize

Jeremy, I don't want to ruin anything for you...so stop reading now. Stop I said. NOW!!! Okay, I warned you....

So, I finally watched last weeks episode of Grey's Anatomy titled Six Days (Part 2). I think after hearing everyone tell me about how sad it was I was prepared, so I only had a few tears. What impacted me the most about this episode was what Izzy had to say to Dr. Bailey. She told her that she was not going to give up either part of her (being a surgeon and becoming too emotionally involved with her patients), nor was she going to apologize for it.

So many times I feel we, especially us females, are pressured to give up who we are and conform to society. We have to be the "norm" or be what we are expected to be rather than who we really are. Bailey was wanting Izzy to be a surgeon who didn't get emotionally involved, but Izzy said she couldn't do that. She couldn't give up what made her...well...her. Nor was she going to apologize for who she was.

I think we can take a bit of advice from Izzy. Be who you are!! Don't change or conform to society or anyone else. And don't apologize for who you are...rather, be proud!

In case you were wondering

The trip to San Antonio earlier this month was amazing!! Despite the early mishaps, we really did have a wonderful time! We found a great hotel to stay in, which was even cheaper than the first one I had booked. The manager at the Days Inn, which was the hotel I was unhappy with, kindly refunded my money, which was great considering the reservations were non-refundable!!

Jeremy used his mad internet skills and found a Chipotle near us that had the most friendly staff. In fact, we liked them so much we went there everyday for lunch. (oh how I long for a Chipotle now!!) We strolled along the riverwalk walk...and it was great that it filled back with water the second day we were there. We even had an amazing dinner at a TexMex joint one night on the river. It was cold, but My Man did get the romance going with the river and the lights.

I found out that Texas actually lost the battle of the Alamo...shhhh don't tell. It's crazy to see such an historic sight in the middle of a city's downtown. Although the Spurs lost the game we went to...I was so excited since it was my first pro basketball game I had ever seen. Not to mention Jeremy got his picture taken with the cheerleaders...what a lucky man, right guys?? We concluded our trip with a stop at Max Lucado's church where we got to hear him teach. Funny thing...he was starting a series on sex which would have been really cool to hear the rest of, but we had to get back to the Burque.

All in all is was a really great trip. It was great to see the city and it was even better for Jeremy and me to get away...just the two of us!!

Observations on the Shuttle

While riding the shuttle yesterday I had many thoughts and observations. I know...many seem very cynical, if you don't like them...well..um....keep it to yourself. Ha!!

  • If it's sunny outside, I expect it to be warm. Not 40 degrees.
  • My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.
  • If the class is women of the bible...TALK ABOUT WOMEN OF THE BIBLE!!
  • Bob Dylan would have never made it on American Idol.
  • Girls who look like they're dying or are about to fall over while wearing high heels SHOULD NOT wear them!
  • It's amazing how a body of water like the duck pond at school can stay frozen for weeks.
Okay...so I knew I should have written them down. I forget half of them. If I remember I'll let ya know...until then....

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


People, there is this new thing that just came out...it's called a shower...USE IT!!! I'm sitting in the common area on campus waiting for my next class. There is a nice gentleman sitting across from me. He seems nice enough...he's just working on his computer as I am, however, HE STINKS. I think he forgot his shower this morning. I think people need to realize how their stench affects others around them. I'm outta here...I have to find a new place to study that isn't stinky!!

PS--if you ever choose to blog about a shower and search google images for a photo of one...beware of the naked men and women that pop up!!! Gee what a day!!!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

PC vs. Mac

So I have this horrible dilemma. I am shopping for a new computer and trying to decide between a PC and a Mac. Both have their ups and downs. The PC will work with my laptop I plan on keeping at home. It can run all of the programs I have on my current computer on the new PC. The Mac, however, is a cool new adventure. It's way cute. And the additional features it has make me excited. AHHHHH I wish someone would just tell me which to get!!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Holy Snow Batman!!

I can say, honestly, that I love snow. I think because I live in the desert and have such fond memories of playing in the snow, I get excited when I see it. However, this year we have had A LOT of snow. Quite frankly, I'm sick of it. Not to mention...this is how it looks out the windshield of my car when I'm driving in the snow. Needless to say, I need new windshield wipers!! And snow...please just go away!!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

He's the one

So you know how you can tell a guy is the one for you?? He will spend 6 and a half hours sitting with you in a hospital while your Daddy is in surgery.

It's true, I was at the hospital today from 9:00 to 18:30 (I am using the time that was on the clock in the hospital, for those of you who can't figure out military time that's 9:00 am to 6:30 pm). I heard my Daddy sawing the wood floor this morning that my parents are working on in their house. Next thing I know, the saw has stopped and my Daddy is yelling for help. The problem....the saw kicked back and cut his thumb.

My Mom and I rushed around and took him to the ER where they took X rays and found out he had chipped the bone, the joint and severed a tendon in his right thumb. He was going to need surgery, however, they couldn't do it at that hospital, he had to be transferred into Albuquerque. We got all loaded and transferred to the Albuquerque hospital where he underwent surgery...FINALLY...after waiting 7 hours and now, he is all put back together.

What is amazing about this story is my boyfriend. He is the best!! I called him this morning when it all happened to let him know I wouldn't be at church and why. I kept him posted throughout the morning as we were figuring out what was going on. When he was done at the church around 11:00 am he came to the hospital where he sat with me and my Mom until 6:30 pm when we finally were able to take my Daddy home. There are VERY few guys I can think of who would sit around in a hospital for that amount of time, and do so with pleasure. I love this man very much and am amazed by him more and more each day!!

Friday, January 19, 2007

The first day of the rest of my life

This week I started the last semester of my undergraduate work at the University of New Mexico. I had mixed emotions on the first day of class. I am extremely excited since I will FINALLY be done after 6 years. But it is also a reality check. This week started the beginning of the rest of my life.

We all go through these life cycles. First there's Elementary School, then the horrible Middle School years. This is followed by the always exciting High School years that lead to the even more exciting College years. After college, however, is the rest of your life. It's being a true adult.

I guess I have always found safety in being a "professional college student". It was only after graduation that I truly had to start being an adult. I'm pretty sure I'm ready, however, it is scary. Am I ready?? Have I had enough life lessons that have taught me to be on my own? Can I make it?

I am sure only time and experience will answer these questions. So for now, I am excited. I'm ready for this new chapter in my life. I'm ready for the adventure!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Lessons From A Weekend of Snowboarding

1. The initial excitement is dead after the 50th time you fall.

2. That same excitement is brought back after a great run down a harder run.

3. The soreness you feel after the first day doesn't come close to the soreness you feel after the second day.

4. The going is easier than the stopping.

5. You will find muscles you never thought existed.

6. Whiplash is not limited to an injury obtained during a car accident.

7. Your chin can freeze numb while the rest of your body is warm.

8. Snow in gloves...not a good combination.

9. Day number two will bring more confidence which equals more fun.

10. Even when you fall on your face, it may hurt like the Dickens, but you're still moving forward.

11. If you can't make it down a steep part of a run...sit on your butt and slide down.

12. A kiss on the chairlift is difficult with frozen lips.

13. It's annoying when little tykes zoom past you like it's soooo easy...meanwhile you're laying face down in a pile of snow.

14. Don't believe the signs when they tell you it's the easy way down...they lie.

15. This was the best snowboarding weekend ever!!! (Yeah, I know it was my first, but it was still the best!)

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Being Content

Our young adult group at the church (CYA -- haha I love that) watched a Nooma video this week called Rich. It was focusing on what makes a person rich. But what it also did was give incredible statistics that compared our culture to those of underdeveloped countries. It was mind blowing to hear the huge numbers of people without water when we don't even use the free water we have, we go out and buy it. To think of these people without what we would consider "much", however, they are very happy people.

It wasn't until the drive back to the Rio that I really got to thinking about what it means to be content. I feel that I am pretty content with what I have. I have running water, indoor plumbing, a roof over my head, a car to get from here to there. I am not lacking by any means. However, I feel myself in discontent sometimes because I don't have the latest and greatest.

On the ride home, I also got to thinking and feeling bad that I am so content with my "luxuries" while there are millions of people who don't even have shoes for their feet. Jeremy brought up a good point with me though. He said I shouldn't feel bad. I mean, what was I going to do?? Sell all my belongings and live on the street so that I didn't feel bad about what I am content with?? NO!! He said we need to be content with what we don't have. A light bulb totally went off in my head when I heard this. It now made sense. The reason people, in say rural Africa, seem so happy with the little they do have is because they are content with what they don't have.

So, just a thought for today...be content with what you don't have, because there are millions out there that would die to be in your shoes!!

Friday, January 12, 2007


So, I have this really great blog that I am trying to post, however, I am including a YOUTUBE video with it. Since YOUTUBE is going through some maintenance my blog is sitting in my draft pile. So, you're just going to have to be patience and wait. Hey..what a great idea...you can learn patience with me!!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

History in the Making

This past week I found it a privilege to watch the funeral coverage of President Gerald Ford. I think it's amazing to see the preparation that goes into an event such as this. It was oozing with tradition which I feel fortunate to have seen. I feel most Americans were bored with the coverage and didn't watch. I think we should be lucky that we have the technology and freedom to see such an event. It is something that I will always remember.

Friday, January 05, 2007

South For the Winter

Yay for flying South for the winter!!! Jeremy and I left yesterday for warm San Antonio, Texas. You see...for his Christmas present, I decided to take Jeremy to see the San Antonio Spurs play in their home arena.

So far, the trip has been a little rocky. First, we were delayed in Dallas because of mechanical trouble on the plane. Seriously, if there is trouble and you are fixing it...JUST FIX IT!!! I don't need to know we now might have a reason to plummet into the abyss known as Texas.

Second, the hotel I booked over the Internet was....well...let's just say...unacceptable. It was a Days Inn, which I have stayed in before and never had any problem with. This time was different. It was dirty, the tub was brown, the tile was moldy, it was right next to the highway which was REALLY loud, there were no batteries in the remote (hello Jeremy can't have that) and there was a plastic bag over the smoke detector. I think that violates some sort of code. Needless to say, we left there, forfeiting the money. But seriously, girls, you know what I'm talking about. We just can't stay in places that bad.

We are now at a new hotel in the area and I'm so ready to start fresh with this trip and have a great time. So long bad start...the fun begins!!! Chipotle here we come!!! YAY!!!

Monday, January 01, 2007

I'm Outraged and Saddened

I was in complete shock this morning. You see, Jeremy sent me a text message to tell me that Darrent Williams had been shot and killed. For those of you who don't know, Darrent Williams was in his second year with the Denver Broncos as a cornerback. I remember first seeing Williams running kick off returns last year. He was amazing. He was so young and had so much of his life and future ahead of him.

Instead, his life and dream of playing football was cut short by some idiot who opened fire on his limo in downtown Denver. I don't understand why things happen sometimes. I don't understand why people are idiots and think it would benefit them to open fire on a car that was doing no harm.

I am outraged that this young man's life and career were cut short by one of these idiots. Who do they think they are that they can decide this man's fate? I am saddened because he was only 24 years old. He was my age. I feel I have so much in front of me, as I'm sure he did. I guess it goes to show none of us know what is ahead of us. Still it's a saddening shock to know he will never know.

Change is Good

I decided it was time for a little change in my life. Don't be alarmed, it's the same old blog just with a new look.