Sunday, February 24, 2008


Allie posted about the Java Twix that i bought a few weeks ago... and that reminded me that i have picked up the new Mint 3Musketeers.... cause we ALL know momma likes some mint and chocolate.

i give these 2 thumbs up. and if you don't like em.. you can give em to me. i wont mind.

Friday, February 22, 2008


some days you just wake up and go to work and go home and nothing amazing happens.

and then, there are days like today.

this morning i had a customer who just wanted to pay her bill. and then asked me off-handedly about internet for her laptop. i told her i would need to see the laptop to figure out what card she needed for it. she told me that she was going to have to go home and get it and wanted to know what time i took lunch. i told her i would wait for her to come back. about an hour and a half later she comes in with the world's oldest and heaviest laptop. and was making jokes that it hadn't been even turned on in years.

as i was activating her service, she then told me the story of WHY it hadn't been turned on. in 2003 she bought it for her daughter, Ortralla. who was a sophmore in high school. who was then killed 2 months later, by her boyfriend. and then she then told me about how she set up a foundation for her daughter.
and then told me that her computer hadnt been turned on since her daugher's death. so i was happy to make this machine work. it took the better part of the day installing and updating all the software. and trying to make the silly thing work. FINALLY at 2 i got it to work and called her to tell her that it was ready.

when she showed up, she asked me to walk her through getting online and using the card. when we logged in, i had set her home page to yahoo and once it loaded, she all but shoved me aside and logged into her foundation site with shaking hands.

once the page loaded, i could feel the pride. and the happiness. and the feeling of a dream being realized as her daughter's face stared back at her on her OWN website. and she began to cry. and i almost began to cry. and she hugged me and thanked jesus and god and me and god and me and jesus and me and jesus and god one more again. and then hugged me again. and again.

and THAT. that is an amazing day.

if you want the story, go HERE

foundation website, go HERE

Thursday, February 21, 2008


ever since the Geeks were here 2 weeks ago... all i have wanted to eat has been good food. i usually live off of CHICKENANDFRIES... but i have only had that once since they left. partly because we all ate so well when they were here. we had Chuy's and Koreana, and Kerbey Lane. i have had MORE seafood in the past 2 weeks as well. i just want GOOD food. not crap.

as i was on my way home last night, i wanted to make myself good dinner. that required a trip to 2 grocery stores.

after i acquired all of my ingredients, i made myself some pretty kickass din-din. and im such a sweet bitch, i'll even share the "recipe"

1 pkg habanero/mozzarella sausage
2 cups cooked shrimp
1 pkg fresh spinach fettucine
1 tbl garlic salt
1 tbl garlic powder
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 a stick of buttah
1 bottle pinot grigio

boil the pasta.
in a skillet, cook the sausages with a pat of butter and some wine. when they had cooked off all of the liquid, remove them and cut them up. deglaze the pan with a bit more wine and cook the shrimp.

put the rest of the butter in the pasta pot and add a bit more wine. add the shrimp and the sausage. mix well. add the pasta and garlic salt and powder. add the heavy cream.

let it cook a bit more. and serve. with the REST of the bottle of wine.


and YAY leftovers!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

a bloglet

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand THIS is why i am consistely late to work.

Friday, February 8, 2008

5 things

this was emailed to me this morning from Midwest Diva
and it was originally 4 things... but i'm a Number... and cant do things in fours. so. it's now five.

Five things about me that you may, or may not have known.
In no particular order and without further adieu…

A) Five jobs I have had in my life:
1. plant waterer
2. pizza slinger
3. phone girl
4. coffee goddess
5. CEO

B) Five movies I watch/have watched over and over
1. princess bride
2. shaun of the dead
3. harold and kumar go to white castle
4. philadelphia story
5. steel magnolias

C) Five places I have lived:
1. temple, tx
2. georgetown, tx
3. london, england
4. greenville, sc
5. amarillo, tx

D) Five TV Shows that I watch:
1. grey's anatomy
3. Paula's Home Cookin'
4. foster's home for imaginary friends
5. will and grace

E) Five places I have been
1. Numbers Summit
2. Spring Training
3. the looney bin
4. Scotland
5. hell and back

F) People who e-mail me (regularly):
1. alliepants
2. angela
3. Josh o'Toole
4. donna
5. the mommie

G) Five of my favorite foods
1. chickenandfries
2. mom's pot roast with yorkshire puddings
3. chicken and fries
4. chocolate
5. chickenandfries

H) Five places I would rather be right now...
1. having sex
2. in a hammock on an island
3. mom and dad's house
4. anywhere with my peeps
5. ireland

I) Five friends I think will respond
1. allie
2. angela
3. buh-rian
4. tasty pants
5. ian

J) Five Things I am looking forward to in 2008:
2. Baseball in Cinci in June
4. moving

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


yes. (standing) i am a GEEK. i am proud of my Geekery. its something that most of my friends tolerate accept. i play video games. i am on messageboards. i had my computer built and know a lot of the computer-y words that were used in building said computer. the word "MOBO" makes me giggle. (it's short for MOtherBOard)

and i play World of Warcraft. there. i said it. i have played this game almost since it launched in '05. and i have made friends through this game and through the messageboard to which i belong that was inspired by the realm we all play on. (SHUT UP)

so, one of the friends i made from the board decided to come down from Missouri and hang out with me. and since we share a love of scotch, he sent a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue to me to protect until he got here. (it's KILLING me to NOT open it) and i was telling another friend, who lives in Dublin, TX, that he was coming and he said that HE would come down too! from there it ESSPLODED! one told another who told another... and now, NOW we have people flying in from Missouri, Florida and California. yeah. it's become a big deal. so instead of meeting ONE friend... i now get to meet 10! i'm so excited!

J and i are gonna drink scotch on Friday, and then the Geeks shall take over 6th Street on Saturday. you might wanna stay home. you'll blind yourself on the glare from our pasty white gamer skin.

Saturday, February 2, 2008


i got Angela one of these for Christelmas... and today saw another one at the store. and i NEEDED to have it.


Friday, February 1, 2008


the last thing i remember saying in my dream, before i woke up this morning.


wow. wonder what THAT means.