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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Kicking it OLD SCHOOL

Saw this on a blog I read sometimes and thought it could be some flashback fun! Remember those blog tags where you had to answer questions and then tag other bloggers? Well, "They're BAAAAAAAAAACK!"

What were you doing 10 yrs ago?

Honestly, I don't really remember. I had just finished my Masters degree... was still working at Scripps Networks with the online crew at DIY (Man, I miss those people!)... Pretty sure I had sold my house and moved in Feb... And I am sure I was working on resumes and applying for teaching jobs... That was a very stressful time so perhaps my brain has blocked it.

5 Things on your to-do list

1. Call and make eye appts for me and the Hubby
2. Take Gma to lunch
3. Get some pictures printed, and others framed
4. Go through Miss Priss' old toys and PURGE/ organize
5. Go to the bank

5 Snacks you enjoy

1. chips & salsa
2. cheese
3. soft pretzels with cheese dip
4. spinach dip
5. salt & vinegar potato chips

Name something you would do if you were a millionaire

Set up a college account for Miss Priss. Pay off any debt. Donate to some charities and local schools that need help. Go to Italy & Spain. And Vegas with my girls.

Name places you have lived

Knoxville, Maryville, Fredericksburg (for 1 month)

Name some bad habits you have

Moi? Bad habits?! Mais non!  Ha! OK, let's see... I talk to much, I know. I snack something fierce. I have a lot of clutter and not a lot of organization. I can lose my temper easily- though this has gotten better.

Name some jobs you have had

Sales associate at Cartoon Classics and the Warner Bros Store. College & Career Counselor for Educational Talent Search. Colorguard Instructor. Project employee at Scripps-- I did several different things there. Substitute Teacher. Elementary School Teacher.

Name those you are tagging

Life in a Small Town you're up!

Monday, March 18, 2013

We're Not Broken Just Bent

I saw P!nk in concert a couple weeks ago and still haven't recovered. It was an AMAZING show! Currently I am TOTALLY obsessed with the song "Just Give Me a Reason"-- found a fantastic live version-

Listen to it-- over and over is my recommendation.

You're welcome :)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Book Club 2013 Update

First one this year!!

1. Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
2. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
3. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
4. Speaking From Among the Bones (Flavia DeLeuce #5) by Alan Bradley

So next I'm thinking will be Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus. Has anyone read it?? Other good mystery suggestions?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sick & Tired of Being SICK!

My poor Miss Priss is sick again. This has been a monthly thing for what seems like a year now. This time we have a fever and nasty, swollen tonsils. Throw in some insurance BS & not being able o get our antibiotic tonight and I am totally frazzled!

I know she has to build her immunity, but this is getting RIDICULOUS!

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Miss Priss LOVES the iPad-- and is AMAZING on it. I love finding her self-takes in the photos... Hilarious!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

I Miss My Mom

12 yrs ago today I lost my hero. It pisses me off that she will never know her granddaughter, and her granddaughter will only know stories (albeit fantastic ones!) of her grandmother. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her and wish she was here. (Sigh)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Livin' on a Prayer

Last night I saw Bon Jovi in concert for the 7th or 8th time... I've lost count. As always- a great show... As always, I no longer have a voice. Best part BY FAR though was spending time with two of my bestest good friends-- neither of whom I get to see as often as I would like.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

This is MUCH needed!

My MUCH anticipated girls weekend is FINALLY HERE! And not a moment too soon! The last 3 weeks have been SH*T!!

Today El Button arrives and the 3 of us head to downtown Nashy to see P!NK