Can't you just feel the excitement?
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
After CrossFit we headed to the Neighborhood Wal-Mart in Jenks. We were casually rolling through the bread aisle and moved onto the paper items. We needed paper towels. Kody stopped to look at the books. He was smiling and looking at the children's books so I walked over to see what the fuss was about. "Look at this shelf and tell me if you notice anything strange," he said. I walked over and we both just started giggling. What in the world could have been so funny you ask?
Hmmm..."Her Little Black Book" you say? The well defined male chest on the cover seemed a little out of place between Disney's Pixar Storybook Collection and Scooby Doo. The catchy phrase "She would never be the same again" graced the front. Fitting. And no, it wasn't like someone just threw the book on the shelf, there were multiple copies of this classic. It looked intentional. Maybe we should all shop for leisurely reading in the children's section more often. Thanks Wal-Mart!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
I had an interesting conversation with Kody last night. It went a little something like this:
Me: How was your day today?
Kody: Pretty good. I try really hard not to touch females breasts during the day.
Me: I'm posting that on my blog tomorrow.
Well, I guess at least now I know it won't be on purpose if it happens. When I questioned him further on the comment he told me he meant that he tries not to when he is listening to a patients heart. I told him it might be good to say things like that before the comment about touching breasts. He agreed. We laughed. At least in his profession of choice a comment like that makes sense. I would probably be more concerned if he was an IT tech. Touching breasts there would just be borderline inappropriate.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
It completely tore my heart out! All I could do was think of my dear, sweet Bailey dog not having a home. It is such a crime! Pedigree had such a response from this ad they had to make a new one to lift viewer's spirits and let them know that Echo was OK. This will make you feel better...
The agency that does brand planning for Pedigree has won a lot of awards for their branding campaigns. Our brand planners recently went to a conference in Miami. They gave us a report on what happened while they were there yesterday and they showed us those two spots as examples. I started tearing up telling Kody about it last night. He laughed at me. I'm such a nerd.
3AM Update: Bailey slept through the night last night. No wake up call for me! She got a good walk in last evening so I think I wore her out a little bit. Hopefully this will be a trend.
Cheaters Cheaters are no fun...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
How could I ever tell that sweet little face no? I'm done for when I have children. Sorry Kody.
In other news: I won a $15 iTunes card at work today during our monthly staff meeting. I won it playing Olympic trivia. I really enjoy winning. I also won a plastic "gold" medal which I did in fact wear all day. It was special.
Article of the day: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080820/ts_nm/usa_poll_politics_dc
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
New sink and fixtures.
We had a lot of fun working on the kitchen. The best part was we did it all ourselves (minus the install of the countertops.) The other great part is I did a lot of the handy work as well as Kody. It was a complete 50/50 effort. Tiling is pretty fun. I was nervous about it since I had never done it, but it turned out great. All in all it was a very successful project. Thoughts?
Monday, August 18, 2008
I'm posting pictures of our AWESOME newly renovated kitchen tomorrow. We have to hook up the sink and clean up the work area and we will be officially finished. YAY! Here are a few highlights from the past four days:
- Thursday evening dinner at Wendy's. The Honda starts acting funny on the drive home.
- Kody and I waking up at 7AM Friday morning on our day off to watch our countertops be installed.
- Watching eight hours of Olympics while our countertops were installed.
- Holding a hockey stick in "ready" position so I could whack Kody's arm at a moments notice if he was electrocuted while disconnecting the stove....not something you never want your husband to ask you to do ever.
- Wendy's dinner...again.
- Five mile run Saturday morning followed by CrossFit. Stupid.
- Celebrating my ten year anniversary with the Acura Legend. How many people have their first car after ten years? We've been through so much together...
- Tiling my first back splash.
- Carrabas and snow cones Saturday night.
- More Olympics.
- Strawberry cake at the Clark gathering Sunday afternoon.
- Finishing the kitchen at 11:30PM Sunday night.
- Dropping the Honda off at the Honda dealer at 7:30 AM Monday morning.
- Getting a call at 10 AM from the dealer telling me everything is covered by our extended warranty. Thank you Honda Care.
I'm looking forward to a relaxing week at home and cooking in our beautiful new kitchen. No more Wendy's!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Olympic article of the day:
Don't miss swimming tonight. It's gonna be a good one!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
As you may or may not know, I am the president of OSU's Student Associate Advocates group this year. It is a group of spouses and significant others of medical students. We advocate for osteopathic medicine and support the medical students as they go through school. I get to go to Las Vegas in October for the AOA convention, fully paid for I might add, because of my awesomeness. Kidding...kind of. Last night we had our first SAA "Kick Off" event for the year. I've been hounding the first year students with emails about it for two weeks. Sorry to your inbox! Last year we had about six people show up to this event. Last night we had over forty people there. FORTY! I'm seriously so excited. If you know me well you know I get very enthusiastic about things. They don't even have to be that exciting or important, I just like to be enthused. I could make popping popcorn seem like the most exciting event to ever take place on the planet. Ask Kody, it happens every night. Excuse me...I digress. I started thinking about popcorn and got excited. Back to SAA, I guess my presidency is off to a good start and being email obsessed is a blessing in disguise. Lesson of the day...persistence pays off!
Olympic tid-bit of the day:
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Saturday night was Kinsey and Jared's wedding. Kinsey was gorgeous and everything went beautifully. The best part was getting to spend time with some of my best friends from high school. It is very rare that all of us are able to be together at the same time. We had eight of the ten there. Not to shabby! Every time we are together it is just like the good old days...crazy. :)
Friday, August 8, 2008
A fellow CrossFitter posted this on http://crossfitjenks.com/ this morning. I hope all the females read this and take it to heart! I know body image is something we all struggle with, me especially. This really made my day and helped me appreciate what God gave me and the abilities that came along with my "athletic" build.
“If I were feeling a little more lawless, I’d gather all the copies of Cosmo and Seventeen, douse them in kerosene, and strike a match. I’d throw in reams of print ads from Calvin Klein and watch with delight as Kate Moss’ stick-thin image was reduced to carbon. I’d add copies of Shape and Runner’s World until the flames reached toward the heavens, and then I’d crank call the editorial desk at Muscle and Fitness until they stopped publishing pictures of women on steroids.I’d get the master tapes of America’s Next Top Model and dub over them with “Nasty Girls”, broadcasting the results on every television station in America. I’d skywrite “CrossFit.com” across the Boston skyline, and gently admonish the hoards of long distance runners trotting along the Charles River—with a bullhorn.I’d take every woman with mass media-induced ideals of beauty, and I’d show them what it really means to be beautiful. Beautiful women are strong and powerful. They are athletes, capable of every feat under the sun. They have muscles, borne of hard work and sweat. They gauge their self-worth through accomplishments, not by the numbers on the bathroom scale. They understand that muscle weighs more than fat, and they love the fact that designer jeans don’t fit over their well-developed quads. They know that high repetitions using light weights is a path to mediocrity, and “toning” is a complete and utter myth. They refuse to succumb to the marketers that prey on insecurity, leaving the pre-packaged diet dinners and fat-burning pills on the shelf to pass their expiration date.Beautiful women train with intensity. The derive self-image from the quality of their work and their ability to excel. They don’t wear makeup to the gym, and they wouldn’t be caught dead with a vinyl pink dumbbell. They move iron, they do pull-ups, they jump, sprint, punch, and kick, and they use the elliptical machine—as a place to hang their jump rope. They spend their weekends in sport, climbing walls, winning races, and running rivers. They laugh as they sprint circles around the unschooled, turning the image-obsessed into benchwarmers. Beautiful women don’t care if they’re soaked in sweat and covered in dirt, if their nails are chipped or their hair out of place. They care only about quality of life. Beautiful women are happy, healthy, and strong, and they’re right there beside me, tossing conventional beauty on the ever-growing flames of what used to be. Be beautiful.”
- Jon Gilson, againfaster.com
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Apparently there is a blogging party today in E-town and I'm not there. I feel like I am missing out. I'm not really linked to a blogging community here in Tulsa. It doesn't seem to be the hip thing to do. I'm a rebel though, I go against the norm. I secretly read all the "OC blogs" as I call them, but they don't know it. Sure, I'll admit it. I read blogs of people I don't know well. Is that creepy? Maybe. Do I really care? Nope. I'm sure everyone in the blogosphere is dying to read what I have to say. Some call it blog stalking, but since I actually have a blog it is totally legit. You could say I am 2 legit 2 quit. You knew that was coming, didn't you?
Link of the Day:
Do you have Olympic fever yet? If not you are crazy. 14 hours until official prime time coverage begins. We all love the big sports like swimming, gymnastics and track, but let us not forget the little guys. Read up on a backyard favorite...badminton. http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/news?slug=reu-badminton_factbox&prov=reuters&type=lgns
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
On a positive note, I finally got a great, full night of rest. Kody and Bailey slept together in the guest room. I hope I didn't sleep well because they weren't there, but right now all signs point to yes. Actually, I went to bed about 9:30PM and Kody wasn't sleepy so he stayed up to play. I think he went to the guest room because he knew I was actually asleep and didn't want to risk waking the beast. As you know from reading, our air conditioner has not been cooperating and I do not sleep well when I am hot. It cooled down fairly well last night so I think that helped a lot with my insomnia. The air repair guy is coming this afternoon. Hopefully he can work his magic and we'll be back to 70 degrees in no time! I expect Kody and Bailey will rejoin the marital bed this evening...but they better stay on their own side. I don't like visitors when I am in dreamland.
Speaking of marital beds...
This is an interesteing study that I read about on the Advetising Age website this morning. It is about TV's portrayl of marital sex. Don't worry, it is completely appropriate reading. Enjoy! http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=130137
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Since the Olympics are starting in three days and I am a humongous Olympic freak I thought I would take this opportunity to share with you some interesting consumer habits of those who view the Olympics. This came from my daily media research brief I get from Scarborough Research:
- Almost half (49 percent) of Summer Olympics Fans visited McDonald's during the past month, making it the top restaurant for Summer Olympics Fans
- Summer Olympics fans are 22 percent more likely than the average consumer to have used Starbucks during the past month
- These fans are 25 percent more likely to have enjoyed Panera Bread.
- Summer Olympics Fans are seven percent more likely than all consumers nationally to have eaten at a fast food restaurant five or more times during the past month
- They are 15 percent more likely to have eaten at a "sit-down" restaurant five or more times during the past month.
- Among Summer Olympics fans, 22 percent are more likely than the average consumer to own or lease a Volkswagen in their household.
Link of the Day: Here is a link to an article I read this morning on John McCain's energy plan. Interesting read. http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/08/05/mccain-visit-to-nuclear-power-plant-signals-all-of-the-above-approach-to-energy/
Monday, August 4, 2008
There are only 91 days left until the big day. I plan on being prepared when I go to the polls. The right to vote is a great privilege we have in this country and so many of us take it fore granted. Americans died for the right to have a voice and a choice. Yes, I am being a little dramatic, but politics is something that I get very passionate about. Knowledge is power!
Side note of the day: I went to Wal-Mart during lunch to do a little grocery shopping. I bought some popcorn because we are out. Shameful! Anyway, I am having a vision of walking to my car and seeing it filled with popped pop corn since it has been sitting in my 100+ degree car all afternoon. My afternoon snack will be ready to go! I'll post pictures if I am right. :)