Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bless Your Beautiful Hide!

Took my laptop in again...and guess what!? They are going to cover it!!! SO happy. I am without the lappy for about 3 weeks, but seriously...3 weeks of going to the library and using the last few minutes of work to update my blog vs. shelling out hundreds of dollars that I don't have? I'll take the 3 weeks. Here's to hoping it will be shorter than that! :)

(I didn't even have to resort to my furiously faulty flirting skills...phew!)

Monday, September 20, 2010

My Apologies...

I am without a working laptop at the moment. Actually, I am without a laptop that will charge at the moment. I am going to be working my magic on one of the Geek Squadians at Best Buy in my attempt to get them to change their mind about whether the $200 warranty I bought less that one year ago will cover what has occurred to my laptop.

Wish me luck! I am going to need flirting skills are not so great...

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Once upon a time ago, I couldn't give a hoot about football, let alone college football. I did take pride in that my Uncle Kent taught me how to throw and catch a football correctly, but my joy in football didn't go beyond that. I went to football games in high school and even at Arizona State just to support my friends in the marching band and to watch their show (in high school one year, I was a part of the marching band).

That takes us up to 2004 when I first moved to Alabama. My first year there I was in absolute shock at how people could wrap their entire existence around college football. I mean, it's COLLEGE football. It's not like it's a professional sport or anything...and yet the RV's came out on Monday for the game that was on Saturday. I didn't go to one game that first year. I don't think I even watched a game that first year. I couldn't care less about football.

Second year, one of my fellow graduate students in the music school thought it was absolutely necessary that I go to a game (and he had acquired two tickets) so I could really get the feel for what Alabama football was like. I went, and again I just was baffled...and a bit impressed...the entire stadium sang songs in near perfect rhythm...pitch was another matter, but still! They new the Alabama fight song better than our national anthem, which is a SEVERE tragedy, but nevertheless I was still amazed. The game was alright. I think we left early so that we could avoid traffic.

Then I don't know what happened. Perhaps it was the amazing BBQ you could get on the Strip before the game. Or the fact that everywhere you went around town you could hear the fight song, and it was pounded into me. Or maybe it was listening to Jason, Cody, and pretty much everyone else go over play after play or stats or the radio station at Jason's desk at work constantly talking about Alabama football...even in MARCH. Or maybe I just really learned to care for Alabama, but it finally seeped into my blood. I bleed crimson. :) I am not as fanatical as most Alabama fans seem to be, but I definitely cheer for them. Last year was just absolutely an amazing ride to take. I hope this year is just as wonderful.

Now, being that I went to Arizona State, I do still cheer for them. And I now live in Cougar country, and it's my Dad's Alma Mater, so I will cheer for BYU as well. But there will be a special place for Alabama football with me for a long time coming...


Friday, September 3, 2010


My goodness...I have been dreaming like CRAZY over the last week. Everything from defending the Church to a Catholic Monk to kissing a guy (don't know the guy, but I did know him in my dream)...and it wasn't just a peck, it was some good kissing...

Utah is making me dream some interesting dreams...I hope the one about the guy comes true!!! :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Halloween on a budget...

Alright, so it's that time of year again. Well, it's just around the corner at least. That's right, Halloween! The best holiday of the year! Where it is ok to dress up as something absolutely ridiculous.

K, so I am on a budget. Like, a SERIOUS budget. BUT I do have some great makeup, including my fancy dancy green makeup that I used last year for my oh so fabulous Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West/Glumda the Depressed Witch from Oz costume, and I even have that costume with me...but I don't want to be a witch.

So, suggestions, anyone? I need something that is cool, that will challenge my makeup skills (because whatever I am it MUST include some crazy face makeup because it is the only time of year I can get away with it without being too strange), and that won't break the bank.

(Nothing that involves open sores or anything disgusting like that...I am not into gore...)