Friday, September 26, 2008

GameDay Sign Contest!

Today marks the first official day of the "GameDay Sign Contest". For the rules go here. We tried to start last week, but due to technical difficulties we were postponed until this week. Below are two signs; one made by me and one made by Kody. You will notice I have not distinguished who is responsible for each sign in order to keep this thing fair. Take your time, go with your gut and vote for your favorite! Voting will go until next Friday when I post new signs. Please vote in the poll on the side bar for your favorite! Feel free to leave your comments on the signs in the comment section. Even if I don't know you...VOTE! It is your duty as a reader of this fantastic blog. Herbie would be proud..

To vote for this sign choose: Beaver

To vote for this sign choose: Bandwagon

If you need to take a closer look just double click on the icon and view the sign in all of it's glory! Have fun and vote wisely!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Not There Yet

Last night Kody and I decided to have dinner at Red Robin. Shocking. It's like my own persaonl version of Cheers....where everyone knows my name. Seriously, they do. Anyway, we've been carpooling lately, which is really nice. He is in a clinic near my office for a family medicine rotation. We get to spend uninterrupted time together every day in the car. I don't know how often I will get that in the next few months, so I am enjoying it while I can. I say all this because on the way home he requested that we go to Red Robin for dinner because he "needed a hamburger since he had pizza for lunch". Isn't it great how men can just abandon all attempts to be healthly once they fall of the wagon for the day? I wish I had that ability in me. At dinner I had a moment of pure shock, excitement, terror and confusion all at once. Sounds fun, right?As we ate from our basket of fries (yes, I eat fries....occasionally) we started to talk about lots of random things. Of course the topic always turns to residency, where we are going to live, future little Ginny's or the Florida Gators. Here is a snippet of our future family conversation from last night:

Kody: "Are you ready?"
Me in my head: I'm sorry. What? Ready for what? I know you are not talking about children. You mean my food, right? Yes, I am ready for my food. I'm starving!
Me outloud:"Ummmm no". Kind of giggling because I am completely freaking out. "Why, are you ready?"
Kody: "I'm ready when you're ready".
Me in my head: Freaking out resumes.
Me outloud: "Aren't I supposed to be the one that begs you for years until you finally give in?"
Kody: "Exactly, I'm ready when you are."
Me in my head: Thank goodness...there is no way I can raise a child and a husband at the same time right now!

Sorry, no grandchildren for the parents anytime soon. I just realized last night that I am much further away from being "there" than I thought. This is a good example of why communication is so important in a can talk each other out of things!

Kody asks me every night now what I am going to write about the next day. Soon he'll start staging stunts just to get a blog out of it. Husbands are lots of fun!

Grey's and The Office premier tonight. Is anyone else just chomping at the bit to see what goes down? my DVR.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dr. Nerd

Kody wants me to dedicate my blog to my life with him. Well, it pretty much already is that way. He wants me to call it, "My Life with Dr. Nerd". I don't know many men that would encourage their spouse to blog about them and call them "Dr. Nerd" by request. He is a strange fellow. Now that he has given me verbal approval, I can write whatever I want about him. It kind of scares me that he gave me that kind of freedom. I tend to speak before I think. It is a habit that I just can't shake. First, if you ever stepped into our home for more than thirty minutes you would seriously start to question our sanity. You might think to your self, "Really? Both of these individuals have or will have post graduate level educations? Are they really over the age of twenty? Thank goodness they have not procreated yet!" All in due time my friends, all in due time. I don't have a specific "Dr. Nerd" story for today, but trust me, they are worth the wait!

Has everyone been enjoying premiere week? This is one of my favorite weeks of the year. All new shows, all the time. Our DVR is loaded up for evenings of fun. We still have a lot to watch so don't you dare go telling me anything about anything. I watch too much TV...DVR has ruined my life, but in such a good way! However, it is my job. I have to know TV like the back of my hand. What does that really mean anyway? Like the back of your hand? I really couldn't tell you much about the back of my hand other than it is covered with lots of epidermis. Oh well.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

OC Name Change

Yes, I already posted today, but I remembered that I actually had something important to post about! My dear friend Angela informed me about a possible name change to Oklahoma Christian University when she visited on Saturday. Read this article to get all the information. A slight change is one thing, but a drastic name change like Dr. O'Neal is proposing is something entirely different. I for one will be writing a letter to the administration to voice my opposition. I have completely turned into my mother. She is the queen of writing "strongly worded" letters to politicians, school boards, etc. I love her for it! Anyway, I really don't want to have to explain that my Oklahoma Christian is now Global Christian University and my degree really did come from a good school. There is just something plain wrong with that! By the way...dont you think Global Christian University sounds somewhat cult like? Maybe it is just me. Don't worry, there are other amazing name change possibilities. GCU isn't the only one up for grabs, just my personal "least" favorite.

Just a Little Update

First, I obviously did not post our GameDay signs. We did make them, but we had some trouble with formatting and all that jazz. In any case, new signs will be posted for you to vote on this Saturday. I'll try to post last weeks just for fun so you can see them. We had fun making them.

Yesterday I went to "Get Motivated" at the new BOK Center in Tulsa. I heard Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Joe Montana, Zig Ziegler and a number of other great speakers. They all had great things to say and I took something different away from each of them. I saw "Get Motivated" in OKC about three years ago. It was a nice way to spend a Monday.

In other news, I may or may not have some opportunities presenting themselves to me which makes me a little nervous. I'm being very prayerful. I want to make the right decision for my career and family. Kody is being very encouraging. My job situation in Tulsa has been a frustrating one ever since we moved here. I still don't feel like I have found my place in the job world and that I have so much more I can do than I am doing. I want to make this decision with Kody and not let outside influences detour me from what could be a great opportunity. It remains to be seen if this "opportunity" really will be good, but if it is then I am going to have to be very prayerful. I know everything will work out as it should.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sunshine Day

I had such a wonderful lunch break today. I went to Woodward Park, which is a really pretty park near Utica Square. I spent about forty-five minutes there doing our ladies' bible study, Stepping Up by Beth Moore. Today is such a beautiful day that I figured there would be no better way to spend my lunch! It wasn't windy or hot, just a perfect, wonderful almost but not quite yet fall day. I love reading my bible outside. I honestly feel like for me there is no other place where I can focus the way I can when I am outside. I don't know if it has something to do with being "close to nature"...totally cheesy, but a valid argument. There are less distractions. No phones, no TVs, no laundry secretly yelling at me from the laundry room, "clean me!" Nope, outside it is just me and God...and the cute little squirrels running around. I just hope the weather stays this way for a long time so I can continue my outside reading.

In other news...don't forget to check my blog tomorrow to vote on the GameDay signs!

Exciting Announcement!

I have a huge, ginormous, exciting, mind-blowing announcement to make. Any guesses? Go ahead...start thinking in your head...any ideas yet? I bet you can't guess...

No, I'm not pregnant...
No, I did not win the lottery (shucks!)....
No, I didn't find out that after all these years Justin Timberlake really does love me...

Actually, it isn't that exciting at all, but in the King house it has been the talk and focus of the last four days. Starting this Saturday and every Saturday until the end of football season Kody and I are having a GameDay sign contest! Yes, that is right, I am bringing the excitement of GameDay straight to my living room. Here is how it is going to work...

GameDay Sign Contest Rules:
  1. Every Saturday at 9AM, signs will be posted on my blog.
  2. The sign can be about any team and any subject matter relevant to college football.
  3. Readers will have until the following Friday to vote on their favorite sign.
  4. Signs will be posted without me specifying who made each sign...gotta keep it fair.
  5. The "winning" sign will hang in my living room until there is a new winner the following week.
  6. Whoever wins the most weeks has to take the other out on a date of their choosing. Kody doesn't know about this part yet, I just added it to the rules.

I know, what a great idea, right? I don't many people that share our excitement for GameDay or college football. I love the witty banter between Chris, Lee and Kirk every Saturday morning. More than anything though, I love reading the signs in the audience. Kody and I talk about them for days. My sign is all ready to go for this Saturday. Be sure to vote! I may open it up to others if you want to participate as well. We'll see how it goes.

Side Note:

Speaking of announcements, in elementary school every time we had "announcements" the whole school sang this:

"Announcements, announcements, annoooooouncements. I sold my cow, I sold my cow, I have no need, for your bull now. Announcements, announcements Annoooouncements."

I don't think I understood the "bull" part of that until years later. I was such a naive child.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I have a really strange fear. I have had this particular fear since I was in middle school. I have no idea how or why it came about, but I am deeply convinced that at some point in my life I am going to walk into a restroom, open the stall door and find a dead person on the floor. I know that is incredibly morbid and creepy, but every time I walk into a restroom at a public place I think, "This is it...this is the time it is going to happen". I have to tap the stall door open and peek around the door before I walk inside. Seriously, how delusional am I?

We record a lot of CSI on our DVR. There was a recent CSI marathon on Spike TV a few weekends ago which we have been watching over the past few evenings. The other night we were watching an episode about a bull rider from Elk City, Oklahoma. The investigation lead the CSI team to a bar in Las Vegas...shocking. Anyway, they walk into the men's restroom, open the stall door and BINGO....dead guy on the floor. That is all the proof I needed. If it can happen on CSI then it can surely happen to me.

Question of the day:
What kind of crazy fears do you have?

Note: Yes, the question is my pathetic attempt to attract comments. I want readers! My life is too exciting to not read about.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tag I'm it!

Vanessa tagged me so here are six random facts that you may or may not know about me!

1. I am unpierced. It is very rare these days to find somebody without man made holes in their body. I am one of those wondrous creatures. My dad didn't want us get our ears pierced until we were sixteen and by that point I didn't care. I hate needles anyway so it really worked out for everyone.

2. I was a water baby. My mom and I took a class when I was only a few months old. We have a picture of me swimming under her legs when I am about four or five months old. I was a fish! Apparently they don't recommend that much anymore, but I turned out OK. Plus, I never ever had a fear of water. If anything, you couldn't get me out!

3. I wanted to grow up to be a monkey. Literally, I told everyone "When I grow up I'm going to be a monkey". One year for Halloween I was a monkey and my sister was a banana. It was awesome.

4. I was a pre-law major until my senior year at OC. I was always going to go to law school and get my joint JD/MBA. I changed my mind my senior year for multiple reasons. A lot of times I wish I had stuck with it. I ended up getting my MBA and abandoning the whole JD thing.

5. Mambas are my favorite candy of all time. Sadly, I haven't had them in a few years, but every time I see them in the gas station I get giddy.

6. One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to go to open houses. It doesn't matter how big, small, new or old the house is, if I see an "Open House" sign I have to go inside. It calls to me. Luckily, Kody has a very similar case of the "Open House" disorder. We were made for each other.

Now for the lucky friends I am going to tag: Katie, Angela, Maggie, Emily, Miranda and Michelle! It's like chain letter for blogs...don't you love it?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Man Crush

My husband has a man crush on John McCain. We were watching the news before bed like all responsible, twenty-something couples with no children do and some video of old school John McCain shows up. I thought to myself, Wow, John McCain was a pretty good looking man back in his day. I actually didn't think it to myself, I said it out loud. Kody looks at me and gets this huge grin on his face and says, " are right. He was really good". The inflection in his voice got me a little worried. Sure, I'm glad he is man enough to recognize when another man is attractive, but really we can leave it at that. I never asked for enthusiasm! After he calmed down I said, "Kody, do you have a man crush on young John McCain?" His response, "Oh yeah".

So I'm trying out this new template. I'm having a hard time getting used to it, but I think I like it. I'm not 100% sold yet.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


I love days like today...
  • Six loads of laundry, clean and folded
  • New sheets on bed
  • Clean bathrooms!
  • 1 1/2 mile walk with Bailey the Dog
  • New YMCA membership
  • Trip to Target
  • Georgia v South Carolina Game
  • USC v Ohio State and OU v Washington game tonight
  • Cookout!
  • All of the above done with the husband (minus Bailey walking and laundry)

I love being productive on Saturdays. It makes my heart happy.

Friday, September 12, 2008

My Life as a Med School Wife

Boy has my life done a 180 since Kody started medical school. Time goes by faster, I spend a lot "quality time" with myself and I can pronounce big words that the general population doesn't understand. As the wife of a medical student, intern or resident you play a lot of different roles. Here are a few of mine that deserve a nomination from the academy:

  • Comedian - This kind of life demands a sense of humor. If not, you are sunk.
  • Gumby - Be flexible, even if it hurts.
  • Encourager - Phrases like "Don't worry" and "You'll do better next time" have to be sincere! Medical students can sniff out sarcasm and insincerity like a bloodhound.
  • Widowed Woman - Waking up at midnight to find your husband still not home and weekends alone with the dog become all to common during rotations. If you don't enjoy time to yourself, please reconsider your choice of mate immediately!
  • Research Assistant - In my case, I am the head honcho of research, but that is because I love it. You will be required to do some digging on life after medical school. Students are too busy being in school to think about the next day, let along preparing for residency!
  • Share Bear - When your spouse actually gets time off, don't expect most of it to be spent with you. You have to share with family and friends who are also in the picture. If you want to be alone, schedule a ten years.
  • Superwoman - This one pretty much sums it up. If you can't be strong, independent and look amazing in spandex then head for the exit.

I've said it before, my experience so far has been great, but that doesn't mean it has been easy. Third year is very different from the first two. Every month is different. You can't plan in advance for anything (boo!). I've met a lot of first year spouses over the last week with SAA and it sounds like most of them are having a hard time adjusting to the life. It gets better with time. It is a cool life. It's kind of fun to say "Kody is at the hospital observing a hip surgery tonight". I feel privileged to be a part of his success as a physician. I like to say if it wasn't for me he wouldn't make it, but that is kind of harsh...he could do it without me...maybe.

Seriously...will this day ever end? It just keeps dragging and dragging and dragging.....

Thursday, September 11, 2008

An oldie, but goodie

This is amazing for so many reasons. It makes me want to roll up my t-shirt sleeves, throw on my Keds (rolled socks included) and crimp my hair. I should have been a teenager in the 80's. I would have rocked just like the girls in this video.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I just had a flashback to the second grade. I think it is because of the weather. We lived in OKC and I attended Westminster School. It was awesome. We (my sister and I) took gymnastics at Metro Gymnastics off of the Broadway Extension. They had an awesome foam pit. I miss that thing, except for when I would get tiny pieces of foam in my eye. That was not so much fun. Anyway, we always carpooled to gymnastics with friends from school. We would change into our leotards and have snacks at the driver's home. My leotard was a pretty sweet. It had black leggings and leopard print. I wore that thing out. One particular family we carpooled with always had Kudos bars for snakcs. Do you remember those? The M&M one was the best. Oh my gosh, I loved them! I looked forward to the carpool week all the time. I needed to get my Kudos fix! My family never had anything like that growing up. We ate apples, carrots and "junk" like that. My parents ruined me. I would occasionally (and by occasionally I mean everyday) secretly snag three pieces of white bread and hide in the downstairs bathroom to eat them. Yes, you should feel sorry for me. My mom always knew when I had done it because I left bread crumbs on the kitchen floor. Apparently I thought I was Gretel and needed to leave a trail to lead me out of the bathroom. I also left the bag of bread open on the counter. I was a smart cookie back in the day. Anyway, I loved those Kudos bars. I looked forward to them everyday before gymnastics. I'm really craving one now.

In other news, it has been exactly one week since I have been able to run. I'm feeling better, but I'm nowhere near fully recovered. I'm trying out the elliptical tonight to see how it feels. I'm thinking positive thoughts...

Monday, September 8, 2008

Back in the Water

For those of you who have asked how I am doing, I am happy to report that I am doing much better. We have currently ruled out stress fracture (thank goodness!). More than likely it is a strained nerve/muscle. I'm still banned, courtesy of my dad and Kody, from running or anything weight baring on my legs. Swimming is one of the only approved activities. I swam this weekend for the first time in about six months. My leg and hip didn't bother me at all. It actually felt amazing to be back in the water. Unfortunately, I realized how out of "swimming shape" I am. My shoulders were killing me after 200 yards. So pathetic. I swam a grand total of 1500 yards. I was tuckered out after that! Actually admitting that I was tired after 1500 yards is very sad. Hopefully, I can work back up to some decent yardage soon! My arms just need some time to get back in the groove.

Yes, I watched part of the VMA's last night. I hate that I did. Britney didn't even perform. What a waste! I do love Jordin Sparks though. If you missed it, the VMA host basically made fun of the president and the Jonas Brothers for vowing to remain virgins until marriage. Jordin let him have it. It made me smile. By the way, Jordin Sparks wears a promise ring like the Jonas Brothers. She is spunky in this clip!

Happy anniversary to The Kopy's!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Hip injuries = No fun

The past few days have been kind of rough. Tuesday evening after I finished working out I noticed that I was having a really strange, constant pain in my left hip area. I thought for sure it would be gone by Wednesday, but it has persisted. Kody told me it might my sciatic nerve. Wednesday I looked up sciatic nerve and all the websites said it was caused by a herniated disc and could be repaired by OPEN BACK SURGERY. Of course I started freaking out in my head. The pain was horrendous though. I could hardly sit without my left leg cramping up and throbbing.

I talked to my dad, who is an orthopedic surgeon, and he told me immediately to quit all activity and rest. I was told to either lay down or walk. No prolonged sitting or standing. Of course, I sit at work all day so the past three days I have been walking laps around our office every half hour. Anyway, last night he told me it could be a stress fracture in my hip, herniated disc or a pulled muscle. I'm pulling for the pulled muscle. Every day it has felt better so I'm telling myself I'll be back to normal soon. Running and any kind of high impact activity is out indefinitely. This is where it gets bad. I love running. I love working out. I hate being told to "rest". It is not in my nature to rest. I can hardly go one day without doing something active. I need to move and sweat. This is probably why I am hurt...overuse. I'm sick, I know. Monday was supposed to be my first official day of training for the Route 66 half marathon in Tulsa. Right now, it looks like that half marathon is not going to happen. I'm pretty upset about it. I know it may sound silly, but if you know me you understand my dilemma. I'm trying to be good because if in fact it is a stress fracture I could really injure myself by doing too much too soon.

It looks like the next few weeks I'll be in the pool or on the elliptical. No weights, no running, no CrossFit. Please pray for a pulled sanity and Kody's depend on it.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

It's Britney...

Eight years ago this single performance forever changed the music industry. The controversy, the obsession, the sequined nude was almost too much for the media to handle. In honor of the 25th annual VMA's this Sunday, here is Britney's most historic VMA perforemnce. Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Mommy Wars

I'm looking forward to seeing Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin speak at the RNC tonight. It has really made me sad and angry how vicious the media has been towards her family. If they want to attack her policies and her record, I can understand that. However, it is clear to me and I think to most of the country, that attacking her children and the choices they make is crossing the line. I believe you can tell a lot about a parent by how respectful their children are and the choices they make, but children are influenced by a lot more than just their parents. Parents are supposed to do as well as they can, but are they expected to be held responsible for every choice their child makes? Maybe they should be to a certain extent, I don't know, I'm not a parent yet. I do know, however, that a lot goes on that parents never find out about or ever have a clue about. Most parents would probably be shocked to know everything their children did or said. I think that is one of the scariest things about becoming a parent someday. It is unrealistic to think that good parent's children won't make mistakes. Goodness knows that I did and I have fantastic parents. Anyway, I am anxious to hear Sarah Palin speak tonight about something other than her seventeen year old pregnant daughter. Here is an article with an interesting view point on the whole thing. Read and ponder. Our society as a whole is so judgemental. I wish we could all just step back and snap out of it already!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Happy 100th!

This is a very exciting today. This post marks the 100th post I have made on "I Don't Think I'm a Grown-up Yet". Yes, it is a momentous day. I hope everyone enjoys keeping up with my life as much as I enjoy living it. I'm so cheesy....

I must admit that I have the sweetest husband alive. Friday he gave me an hour long massage. He didn't physically give it to me, but he let me pay someone else to do it. It was fantastic. It was sixty minutes of pure joy. My body has been so worn out from the past... ohhhh ...twenty six years. It was time for some rejuvenation. I think I could get used to being pampered like that. I can't think badly about anyone who regularly spends their expendable income on spa services. They are glorious! If I could afford it, I would do it every week. There, I said it, I'm a snob and I love it.

We had another busy weekend of traveling and visiting family. It has pretty much become the norm for us. We love seeing everyone, but it sure does wear us out! Saturday we went to Fort Gibson lake with Kody's family for their annual Labor Day festivities. We did a lot of eating and watched some football. Robin is home right now so we were in Edmond visiting her on Sunday and Monday. She had not been home since December! We had a great time. We saw "The Traitor" which I highly recommend. We hung out in Bricktown a lot and rode the new River Cruise boats. It so relaxing! It was so great to spend more time with her. I hope she comes home again soon!

Kody and Robin had a spitting contest in Bricktown. Kody won. They are beyond strange.

The three of us on the Oklahoma Explorer.

Kody used part of the ride as a good opportunity to catch up on some sleep.
Michael and Katie came over to my parent's on Monday with Miss Macy and their fabulous Husky, Jack. We kept telling them when we were in town we wanted to have a dog park date with Midori, Bailey and Jack. They ended up coming over to the house instead which was even better. Jack had never been in a big swimming pool, but he immediately decided he loved it! It was so much fun to watch the three of them play together. They are all the same age. Midori was smitten with Jack. I think she has a new boyfriend!

Kody and Robin swimming with Jack, Bailey and Midori.

Midori is trying to flirt with Jack by giving him a big hug!

Bailey was not to thrilled when Kody made her go swimming. She prefers to be dry and on land.

I hope everyone enjoyed the first weekend of college football! Game Day is going to be in Gainesville this Saturday for the revival of the Florida/Miami game. WAAAHOO! I love me some Herbie!