Monday, March 24, 2008

A Table, Just Like Real Adults!

Alex and I had a fantastic Easter yesterday. We got up early, went to church, went to IKEA, ate lunch with family, went to Jungle Jim's, and came home. All in all, a nice day.

Was that IKEA, you say? Did y'all seriously go to IKEA on Easter Sunday? Why, yes, yes we did. It was on the way to lunch! I promise! After we got home, we put a little March Madness on and Alex put together the table and chairs. I am SO GLAD he is handy because I kind of hate putting these things together. I mean, I can do them, but I am insanely slow and have been known to get frustrated more than once with this DIY kind of projects. Behold the mastery and skill:

We went with the Bjursta table and the Borje chairs. And I love them. And see? It's kind of like two tables for the price of one. Also note the gorgeous vase on the table. I have been DYING to display it since I got it for the wedding. The flowers in it are super cheap-o though. They have lasted for over 2 weeks, which is a miracle in this house, so they are worth their weight in gold.

We also got curtains. But since I sort of hate the window they're on and I'm too lazy to move the chair, I'll just show you a sampling as a backdrop for the cute little Elephant Palm we also picked up there. Some would say we're addicted, but I say we are just deal shoppers.

Monday, March 17, 2008

An Open Letter to the Internet

Dear Internet,

Please stop freaking me out about the babies. The poor, poor babies. Now all I can think about are the many, many, many ways a pregnancy and birth can go wrong. Sure, maybe you are trying to point out how "shallow" my life is with the "golf lessons" and the "parties." But you know what? I LIKE IT THAT WAY. Is it necessary to keep bringing up blogs that make me cry? Really? I think that's a bit much. Just because my blog is "vapid" and "boring," doesn't mean you have to mock it. Sure I haven't written anything of substance since 2005, but do you have to throw it back in my face like this? There is a place for this. Just look at Reality TV! Some people call it "dumb," but I call it "accessible." I am FUN. Do you hear me? F.U.N. So stop pointing out all the suffering with the real people and their real lives and their real problems. It's making me depressed and if you keep this up I'm going to throw a Hannah McDonald book at you and I bet you won't like it.

Love forever and always,

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Our yard no longer looks like that. Yay! However, that is what a blizzard looks like, in case you were ever wondering. Yes, I am a full week late on this. But let's face it, my blogging skillz ain't what they used to be.

Shameful as it is, I have failed at blogging everyday. I missed Friday and so I figured what's the point in posting Saturday when I have nothing to say? Embarrassing.

I am so hungry. I cannot stop eating. I have this huge gnawing hunger in my tummy that WILL NOT GO AWAY. In fact, I am typing this post with chip encrusted fingers.

In case you were ever wondering how many times I could listen to Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" in a row, the answer is INFINITY. Where was this song my entire life? I'm totally blaming my parents for keeping me away from secular music for the first 15 years of my life. Kelly Clarkson and Ingrid Michaelson better watch out because Steve Perry is making a run for the money in the song count on my iTunes.

I finished reading "The Sun Road" today and HAAAAAAATED it. Holy cow, my ire for that book could not be any stronger. I thought that was pretty strange because the two lovely ladies who read the book before me enjoyed it and gave it a solid "Good" rating. I, on the other hand, found the entire thing boring and pretentious and wordy. By the end of the book, I was yelling about how much I was annoyed. (Which is SO pleasant to be around, might I add. I read a few passages aloud to Alex who graciously humored me. God bless him.) I will admit that it did make me cry towards the end, but I am contributing that to the fact that my father-in-law recently passed away from cancer and not from the gibbersh-filled excuse for prose. Because it was dreadful! Absolutely dreadful!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I am a sad sack of a blogger right now. I am exhausted, cranky, and I don't wanna wriiiiittteeee. WAH!!!!!! Poor, poor me with my busy life of working a full time job and going to grad school and working out. I'm sooooooooo miserable. Look at how I suffer!

More tomorrow. I have pictures, like, FOR REALS that I want to post.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Alex and I headed down to the opening day of IKEA tonight and it was magical. We bought a rug and a plant and a sifter and a candle and picked out a dining room table and chairs. YEEHAW! Sadly it's almost midnight and I have a presentation due tomorrow. Did I mention that we also went to Dick's and Kohl's and Wal-Mart? Cause we went there too. I am fully decked out and ready for work out time. Woo!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I'd love to post pictures or something but I'm downstairs on the laptop which has NO pictures of a blizzard while I watch American Idol on Tivo. My husband's girlfriend did well, so we are pleased here in the house of Cora. My ex-stripper did not do very well, so that is sad. He has no chance of winning. It's true.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Introduction of Sorts

Alex has taken a liking to this blog thing and you can find his musings here. But what better way to properly introduce him to the internet than with an embarrassing video? Yes! I thought it was a good idea too!

Alex would like for me to note that he is not stoned in this video. And he has lost 20 pounds since we made this. Jerkface. I've lost, like, -1 pounds. (I kid, I kid, but he is seriously way ahead of me in the Biggest Loser Competition.) We were just EXTREMELY bored and ready to spend some time away from family. Hence the stupidity of the below. But hopefully, you'll find us charming in that "You're like a dumb puppy" kind of way.

Behold, our introduction to YouTube:

Great, right? GREAT! We are at my beloved Maw Maw's house and that is my mom wandering in the background for a bit. So random. So dumb. So us. Love us just the way we are!

Sunday, March 09, 2008


This is what your freezer looks like before a blizzard. We haven't eaten everything. Yet. Just give us time. We haven't left the house since Friday, so it's only a matter of time before we go insane and eat everything possible and then hang from the ceiling and sing show tunes. Because seriously? CABIN.FEVER.

I'd love to post more pictures, but blogger is being a punk and not allowing me to upload more pictures. So stay tuned for pictures of snow, snow, and more snow! Because that is all we have. I could regale you with tales of filing bills this morning, but I am pretty sure you don't care. Or the fact that I had a couple of movies on my camera that we downloaded and Alex and I were appalled to hear what our actual voices sound like. (I sound like a hick. For reals, y'all!)

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Blizzard Bumming

We've done nothing today. Nothing. I just made a list of what we did today, but then I decided it was too pathetic and deleted it.

The dogs and I are enjoying our fleece blanket while Alex suffers under the non-fleece blanket. Not that there isn't room for him over here. But there's just not enough room for both of the laptops. Because yes, we have two laptops down here in the basement as we flip between bad TV and bad movies and basketball.

I talked to my parents tonight and told them about the "horrors" of Ohio living and my mom warned me TWICE not to eat too much while just sitting around. Apparently she thinks I'm fat again.

I just saw the Manning brothers on TV and yelled "PEYTON AND ELI!!!" like a little girl.

I kind of want to bake a cake but we don't have any frosting. And an orange dream cake without frosting sounds gross to me.

So maybe my mom is on to something with the "blizzard will ruin your diet" routine.

Alex just brought down a plate of "healthy" chicken nuggets. ("Healthy" because the bag proclaims that they are.) He said they suck. I'll let you know.

Friday, March 07, 2008


Blizzard! BLIZZARD!!!!! Holy cow! I have never ever been in my blizzard before in my entire life. And if you had told me five years ago that I'd be in a blizzard in Ohio in March, I would thought you were lying. And mean. But here I am, snowed in with my husband, a sleeping dog, and a different dog with horrible gas. Horrible, excrutiating gas. And he REALLY likes to cuddle.

But it's cool. I got a half day off of work and watched at least 5 episodes of America's Next Top Model that were clogging up our Tivo. So, all in all, a successful day.

Thursday, March 06, 2008


Aaaaaahhh! My face!!!!! It's HUUUUGE!!!

I dyed my hair again last week. I went darker this time around because I want to be a brunette and not a redhead. However, my hair disagrees. I can't seem to get rid of the reddish undertones at all. Must be that Irish within me. I took this picture last week and the color is already starting to fade. Which leads me to believe that I am meant to be a blonde. Not that I'm complaining.

Also? I am pretty sure I didn't fail my midterm tonight. That is excellent.

I almost threw up at the gym tonight. Trying to beat Alex in distance on the ellipticals. We really need to get real lives.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

No Time! No Time!

Ack! Ack! Ack!!!!!!!!!

I am so freaking out about studying right now. Alex had to REMIND ME to post. REMIND ME. Which is so sad because tonight was our very first endeavor into working out together. It was a rousing success because Alex is male and felt the need to show off to his female. Grrr. Man. Meat. Good.

I also went to my moronic doctor today who told me I was fat after making me wait over half an hour to see him, only to stay in the office with him for less than five minutes in which nothing useful was accomplished. Thanks dude.

Aaaaaand I'm out. No time for ANTM or AI tonight either! Stress! Stress! Stress!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Ya Know What?

My favorite American Idol contestant is a male stripper. :sigh:

Monday, March 03, 2008

Did you know that

Fiona Apple is the best Angry Music around? Because she really, really is. And I feel rather angry as I study while my stupid car forces Alex to spend hours outside in the rain trying to fix it. But he is determined and he is awesome and these are just a few of the reasons why I love him. Because if I were him, I'd be a blackened, sniveling mess right about now.

I still hate studying.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sad, Sad Songs

I really, really, really like break up songs. I have no idea why, but seriously, I can.not.stop.listening. Alex thinks I am a total freak show because he occasionally finds me zoned out in front of the computer playing Spider Solitaire with iTunes blaring. And what am I always listening to? Depressing music. Sad, sick songs about the breaking of the heart and the crying of the tears and the woe is me, blah de dah. I was just looking at my most played on iTunes and just about all of them are either sassy "I'm be the best" girlie tunes or "I'm going to die because you left me" songs. But mostly, they're just "My life is over" kind of songs. I am attributing this to the fact that my life rules and that I need to balance it out with a little depressing, hear broken whining. I hope that's it. Because if not, then I am just one sad little individual.

P.S. I'm posting on a Sunday night! I have two mid-terms this week! Shocking! I

UPDATE: Alex informed I should list some of my Favorite Sad Songs, since it goes along with the NaBloPoMo theme and because I am a procrastinating freak. Okay, he didn't say that last part, but it's true! So, in no particular order, here are just a few 10 sad songs (based mainly on my play count in iTunes.)

1. "Maybe" by Kelly Clarkson
2. "Apologize" by One Republic feat. Timbaland (That one was painful to type. What am I? 12?)
3. "Sober" by Kelly Clarkson
4. "Early Winter" by Gwen Stefani
5. "All Cried Out" by Allure feat. 112 (Ok, so this one is just a huge, overly-dramatic mess that I sing with the same conviction that I used to sing "My Heart Will Go On," because it's like a train wreck you can't stop looking at...yet SO GOOD.)
6. "Am I the Only One (Who's Ever Felt this Way)" by the Dixie Chicks. (Truthfully, I'm surprised there are this low on the list. Probably because I've been on K.Cla kick as of late.)
7. "Don't Turn Around" by Ace of Base. (This doesn't count but I couldn't believe it was on the list.)
8. "Everytime" by Britney Spears (I miss you Justin!)
9. "Cold Day in July" by Dixie Chicks
10. "It's Getting Better all the Time" by Brooks & Dunn

This list is in no way definitive, but I haven't got all night, though I have to mention "Without You" by the Dixie Chicks, "Don't Speak" by Gwen Stefani, "The Long Ride Home" by Patty Griffith, and "Hurt" by Johnny Cash.

So there you go! I have the worst taste in music EVER! And I just publicly admitted to the world! Don't judge!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Making Me Smile Today

1. Class was dismissed an hour early.
2. The sun is shining.
3. It's in the 40's! 40's!!! The ice is melted!!!!!!
4. Maw Maw has been released from the hospital and is adjusting well to the brand new machinery in her heart. She's kind of like the Terminator now.
5. My husband.
6. Dunkin' Donuts Coffee.
7. iTunes.
8. Dinner with friends.
9. Sweatshirts.
10. Parsnip and Murphy.