Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Today's the Day!

This blog entry is going to make me sound a little crazy...

We all get excited about things right? Well, I've been waiting for today since early March. Yes 5 months of waiting and pining and finally its here. Today the next book in the Vampire Academy series came out! Woo Hoo!!!

I didn't pre order it. I've had bad experiences with that.

My dear husband trying to do a sweet thing pre ordered the last Harry Potter book for me when it was coming out. Well, the book finally made it to my door a week after the book hit the stores. Yes a week! Might not be a big deal to you, but it was a huge deal to me. Everywhere I went people were reading their Harry Potter books and everyday I went home to find an empty mail box. However when it finally came it was like Christmas Morning!

Anyhow, I don't pre order things anymore. So today I thought I would waltz into any store and find my book. It's not anything close to Twilight big, but it's pretty popular with its target audience of 15 year olds girls (yes I realize I am a 25 year old girl). So I went to Wal-Mart, not there. I went to Target, not there. I went to Borders, they weren't open yet! Once I got to work I looked online, Borders was sold out already! Panic started to flood me.

This happened to me with Breaking Dawn back in December. I was nearing the end of the third Twilight book and COULD NOT find the 4th book anywhere. I started to cold call bookstores to be told they were sold out over and over again. Luckily this little tiny book store down the street from my office saved the day. They had it in stock and all was right with the world.

Well, Once Upon a Time Bookstore to the rescue again! I went down to the tiny store earlier today and there was my book! Whew! Crisis averted.

I'll probably read this book in a day and have to wait until May of next year for the next one to come out. The cycle will begin again…

On a completely separate topic Jimmy had to take this giant horrific test a few months back in order to be a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

I saw the book he had to study for it and it was not pretty believe me. If you don't pass it you have to wait 90 days and then pay a bunch of money to take it again. Well he finally got the results today, he passed! Yay!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Old Friends, Good Times


I was cleaning out my pictures and found this picture of us when Meg came to town. I love it when people come to visit! (hint hint you out of staters!)
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Still Aiming to Please

So my inner makeover has sort of stalled. I was doing pretty well for a while, but like usual I've lapsed back into my old ways.

The other day I had a rather serious conversation with someone. I don't want to get into details with this being a public venue and all but this person has a pretty strong personality and can be somewhat intimidating at times.

I was sharing some bad news with this person (in their mind, good news in mine!). After I dropped my bad news bomb I found myself saying things to this person to ease the tension. It's like I developed a sudden case of turrets and was just saying things to this person that were completely untrue.

I walked away thinking "I don't mean 1/2 of what I just said in there!" Why, why did I do that? It's this need I have to please. I see someone who doesn’t like what I’m telling them and suddenly I'm saying stuff that is a complete fabrication to make them feel better.

What's worse is I've found that this need to please only rears its head in certain places and with certain people. Ask Jimmy and he will tell you that I'm NOT much of a people pleaser with him. But it seems that with people who have strong personalities and are somewhat domineering that I just crumble and start speaking fallacies. Yes Jimmy has a very strong personality, but with him I'm comfortable enough to not feel the need to constantly please.

So when I'm cornered with one of those strong dominating people I haven't got a chance. I feel like a wounded wildebeest running from a hungry lion in the serengeti. I'm toast!

I think I need to start reading my self help book again...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I drive a lot, usually by myself. I am aware of the laws about texting and talking on phones while driving and try to avoid both for the most part.

So I was driving home from work yesterday and got a text message from my friend asking me if I wanted her to bring me dinner. How nice right?

I thought I would try to be considerate and text her back in a timely manner. As I opened my phone to start texting away I had this nagging feeling that I was not making a wise choice. I mean I have made some serious driving snafus. I’ll admit that I tend to not be real observant behind the wheel. Still no tickets though (knock on wood!). Anyhow I'm not sure if me trying to multi task while driving is the best idea.

So as I’m about to start texting I glance in my rear view mirror to see 4 cop cars hot on my tail with their lights and sirens blaring! I threw my phone in the back seat and thought "Wow it didn’t take long for them to catch me!"

But 4 police cars for a texting while driving violation seemed a bit much...

A green SUV went zooming by and so did the police cars. Turns out I was in the middle of a high speed car chase!

I guess they were not so worried by my almost driving violation after all since they had bigger problems to deal with.

Lesson learned! I won't even attempt texting while driving again anytime soon!