Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Just a little update

It seems like there a major assignment due in every class that I have.

Although Saturday I was able to squeeze in some fun.

I went to the mall and lunch with my mom. And returned home to sleep in my own bed. Yeah, yeah so what people do that every day, right? Well, she lives over 500 miles away in Virginia.
Maybe next time I will be able to stay longer. But I was able to fly there in the morning and caught an evening flight home.

We had calamari, and she tasted first, and then asked what it was. I paused before I told her. I'm glad she liked it. I had to promise that I wouldn't say "Taste this" and then inform her that it was snails. LOL That was NOT a difficult promise to make, because I won't be eating that myself.

I apologize for the brevity and rambling I will go to bed now.

I hope your Valentine's Day was great!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

100 Things About Me (Pt. 1)

I have been working on this for awhile, so here is the 1st fifty.

  1. I was an only child
  2. My mom was an only child.
  3. I went to Catholic elementary school.
  4. I was raised Catholic, but as an adult I attend a non-denominational church.
  5. I lived in Germany before I started school.
  6. I grew up in Texas.
  7. I was an Army brat.
  8. I was an Army wife.
  9. I am now an Army mom.
  10. I was an Air Force Reservist.
  11. I was a brownie and a girl scout.
  12. I had dogs growing up, but not house dogs.
  13. In states that I have lived more than 2 years I have lived in the Capitol city.
  14. My 1st major in college in the 80's was interior design.
  15. I like to go to new subdivisions and look at the model homes.
  16. I love peanut butter & other nut flavors like almond, but I will not eat nuts
  17. I was hit by a car once.
  18. I like power tools.
  19. I love to go to the movies
  20. One of my cars burned up on the side of the highway.
  21. I used to take ballet & tap when I was little.
  22. I was The Little Red Hen in a school play.
  23. I wanted to be a nurse when I was young; now I get queasy when I see blood.
  24. I have only hospitalized 3 times; once includes when my son was born.
  25. I don't mind shots (vaccinations), but can't stand IV's.
  26. I wear contact lenses.
  27. My uncorrected eyesight is so bad, I am almost considered legally blind.
  28. I lived in Texas 22 years and never crossed the border to Mexico when I lived there.
  29. I have been to Mexico 2 times in the past 3 years.
  30. My favorite color is purple.
  31. My favorite sport to watch is football.
  32. I am not good at any type of sport.
  33. I love warm weather.
  34. My favorite car is almost any convertible.
  35. I wear a size 7 1/2 shoe.
  36. In the summer I hate to wear socks, love sandals.
  37. In the winter I love to wear boots.
  38. I have a major crush on Ed.war.ds coach of the KC.Ch.iefs.
  39. I was on the ROTC rifle team in high school (drill team, not marksman).
  40. I was also on the drill team (dance, with the marching band) in high school.
  41. My S.A.T. score was the reason I got my college scholarship when I graduated high school.
  42. I met Jo.rdan.
  43. I have been to the of
  44. My favorite band of all time is EWF.
  45. I love Mexican food and I make a mean guacamole.
  46. I can not make a good gravy or sauce of any kind.
  47. One of the few things that I can make from scratch without a recipe, I learned from my dad.
  48. I am a big fan of Den.zel Was.hin.g.ton.
  49. I love seafood.
  50. I like to travel and wish I could do it more.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

¡Silencio, por favor!

Information overload. I guess there has always been background music when you are out, in stores or some public places. That evolved into commercials, or maybe an announcement that something is on sale in the store.

Even at the gas pump I have heard commercials over the speaker. However, recently I have been going to a gas station that has TV screens at each pump. Basically it's commercials, and the advertising for the gas station that I am already pumping a waste of time and money IMHO. It also had a traffic update, but I had zoned out, so it was going off when I realized that it was information that I could use.

It seems that no matter where I go there are tv screens with news or some sort of advertisement. When I rode the train into town to work...TV's were on the train, actually they were also on the bus.

Where can I go for a little bit of silence?