Friday, February 27, 2009


I'm gonna go ahead and steal this from another blog. It's Friday at work and only me and one other employee are in the office because of all the FHA Training going on (we attended yesterday). So I'm bored and in need of some entertainment. Enjoy and try it out for yourself! I think I'm gonna print it out and go over it with Greg to see how many I get right! :)

How well do you know your boyfriend?

1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? Either the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, or Fox News

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Ouch! Toughie! I don't know.

3. What's one food he doesn't like? He's very picky about food. I know he doesn't like butter on his bagels.

4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What does he order? Water usually. Or else a beer on draft.

5. Where did he go to high school? Harrison High School

6. What size shoe does he wear? Maybe a ten or eleven, I don't know. Sad!

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? Either a grilled cheese or a PB and J.

9. What would he eat every day if he could? Jimmy John's or a Hungry Howies Pepperoni with Cajun Crust

10. What is his favorite cereal? He really doesn't eat that much cereal, so I have no idea. I would guess Cheerios.

11. What would he never wear? He can push the envelope, but I'd say leather pants or spandex.

12. What is his favorite sports team? Texas Longhorns (besides Auburn)

13. Who did he vote for? McCain

14. Who is his best friend? David Reich

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do? Breathe with my open at all times.

16. What is his heritage? Aryan, as he would say. But really, German.

17. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake? White cake with white icing, his favorite.

18. Did he play sports in high school? Varsity Football

19. What could he spend hours doing? As nerdy as it sounds, playing video/computer games.

20. What is one unique talent he has? He knows everything about everything. Just ask him.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Why does everything cost so much money? Seriously! I mean I know I'm "out on my own" for the first time and yes, I'm getting used to paying the rent, the power, the water, the cable, the cell phone, the credit card...AND THE LIST JUST KEEPS GOING! But really, it's all just about to get a tad bit ridiculous on how expensive everything else is. For example, I went grocery shopping last Tuesday night at Kroger (a new favorite of mine, seeing as its on my way home from work and their prices are pretty fair, even in comparison with Wal-Mart, which I used to swear by) and I spent over $100. I almost fell over when I rang up, because although I did do a good "stock up" of a lot of staple items and splurge on a few things (Frozen Potato Skins and a bag of Hershey Bliss) pretty much almost everything I bought was either a) on sale (a gallon of milk for $2.56) or b) I used a coupon and Kroger doubles the value of manufacturer coupons. So I just told myself no more grocery shopping for a minimum until next payday, and I am going to try to stretch it as much as possible. Plus, I told myself I'm going to be really good about not eating out at all since I spent so much on groceries.

Another example, yesterday I spent my entire lunch break in line at the Lee County Courthouse to register my new car and tag and title it. I was expecting about $125-$175 at MOST. After all, to retag my 01 BMW in Elmore County was $131, so I figured it would be somewhere around this amount. WRONG! To register my 08 4 runner was $300!!! And the lady who saw me even did something tricky so she could save me $50. I could NOT believe it. It's the Ad Valorem tax that kills you...seriously, I already paid a pretty penny in sales tax on the car and now your taxing me AGAIN? I mean, really, enough is enough. The sweet lady in the office who was working with me reminded me that I could write it off on my federal taxes next year, but I don't itemize (why would I?) because it is much more valuable for me to simply take the standard deduction, considering I don't have kids or a mortgage to write off.

Any thoughts on this?

Thursday, February 19, 2009


1. I was the first baby born in 1986 in Minot, North Dakota and in Ward County, North Dakota. My parents got a bunch of freebies and I was on the news.

2. I have never had a boyfriend on Valentine's Day my entire life, up until this year. :)

3. Two days ago I bought a 2008 Toyota 4 Runner all on my own and I am obsessed with it. Everyone should drive a Toyota!

4. I can't leave the house without making my bed everyday, it drives me nuts.

5. I have lived in 6 different states and went to two different high schools.

6. I drink anywhere from 5-10 16oz bottles of water a day!

7. I was a Rodeo Queen when I was 12 years old. I had a huge crown, tons of outfits, boots, hats, jewelry, etc. I was in a parade almost every weekend and also did various speaking engagements and appearances. It was a lot of fun!

8. I love monogramming anything and everything. I even have a shower curtain that has my monogram on it.

9. I want to get a Toy Maltese and name her Molly. I'm hoping to do this in the next couple of years.

10. I mispronounce words all the time, and no matter how hard I try I continue to look like a retard.

11. I love to clean and bake. I love doing laundry, vaccumming, and even dusting and cleaning the bathroom.

12. The last three times I have tried to bake brownies I've misread the recipe and did 1/4 cup vegetable oil and 2/3 cup of water...the recipe is actually the exact opposite.

13. My favorite places to shop are Ann Taylor, Dillard's, Banana Republic, and Target. I love window shopping at Williams Sonoma, Tiffany, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton.

14. I have traveled to 37 out of the 50 states, as well as Spain, Portugal, The Cayman Islands, Mexico, England, France, and Italy.

15. I am an extremely naturally happy and positive person.

16. I am fairly conservative, old fashioned, traditional, hopeless romantic.

17. I love reading. Specifically biographies, autobiographies and business related books.

18. I have a subscription to Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Business Week.

19. My senior year of college I had a subscription to the Wall Street Journal and read it religiously every day. (I know, I'm a loser.)

20. In high school I was a Varsity Cheerleader, an Editor on the Newspaper (I even had my own column), and President of DECA (An Association of Marketing Students).

21. In high school I had a bunch of jobs! I actually held three jobs at one time, and then cut back to two. I started at Fazoli's (fast food Italian), then went to JCPenney Outlet (they closed) so I went to Outback Steakhouse and Old Navy and was even a telemarketer for a few months to earn extra cash for a spring break trip.

22. My favorite season is autumn. But I love summer too!

23. I love Jon and Kate Plus 8, 17 Kids and Counting (the Duggars), and all those trashy "pageants and babies" shows.

24. I used to collect postcards, but have since stopped. I still have a whole bunch tucked away in a "memory box" somewhere.

25. On the very last night of finals my senior year at Auburn I was arrested and put in jail for Driving Under the Influence.

The End.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I love Greg. Gosh, he is so great! We decided to exchange our Valentines pressies on Thursday night since we were going to be in New Orleans Friday through Sunday for Pike Formal and we didn't want to have to lug extra stuff in the car and what not. So Thursday night after I got my body wrap, he came over and showed up at my door with a handwritten poem on a posterboard with candy words. For some reason I cannot get the add image button to work on my blog, so instead of a picture ya'll will just get the text:

To my "Sweetarts",
Please don't "Snickers", but I love you to the "Milky Way" and back. The "Starburst" and my heart sings like a "Symphony" when I think of our "Good and Plenty" life together. I would never tell a "Whopper" and I feel like "100 Grand" when I'm with you.

Love you "Mounds"

I never knew he was so creative! I had a few tears when he gave this to me because I could tell how much effort, thought and love he put into it. It might seem simple, but it meant so much to me. Much more than flowers or a teddy bear.

On the receiving end, he got a pair of heart boxers from Old Navy, a Men's Shaving and Lotion Kit from Neutrogena and some candy with two funny and cute Shoebox cards. A perfect first Valentine's together with many more to come.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I bought a new car and did it all by myself! I am pretty happy with the outcome. I got a brand new 2008 Toyota 4 runner in Driftwood Pearl. It is a light champgane beige color on the exterior and a beige cloth interior. I love it! I feel like I got a fair deal, they gave me above trade in value for my BMW, I got over a 4K rebate, AND I got a bunch of upgrades on it! The 4 Runner only has 150 miles on it and that's because they had to get it from a dealer in Enterprise, AL on Saturday. I am just so happy it all worked out and I hope to keep this car for a long time. I've got a 5 year warranty on it too.

Some of the specs of the car: sunroof, power everything, cargo net in back, special floormats, leather wrapped steering wheel, etc...