Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dear "Ice Storm"

I don't believe in you. You can take all your power outage hoopla and well, yes, shove it.

Love,
Ginny

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Birthday...

Bubble Wrap! Today bubble wrap turns 50. Can you believe it? Today has been dubbed Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. Grab some bubbles and start popping. If you don't have any on hand, then go here for a virtual, but equally satisfying experience.

Friday, January 22, 2010

PAR-TAY

I know I just posted about graduation last week, but I'm just so flippin excited. I'm planning a post graduation party for Kody. Right now I am trying to nail down a venue. I'm looking for something close to the venue and I have a few places in mind. I'm also trying to figure out how much family is coming so I can block off rooms at a nearby hotel. It just all seems so crazy. I get to plan a medical school graduation party! I already know exactly what kind of cake I am getting and it is going to be a complete surprise to everyone...except maybe my mom who I just can't keep a secret from. Plus, I want to get her input because she is a super smart lady.

I'm hoping and praying Robin will be able to make it. She already told me she is not coming unless she gets an official graduation announcement. What a nerd. I think she would enjoy seeing Kody become an official doctor! I plan on forcing her to refer to him as Dr. King the remainder of the evening just for fun.

I also need to go dress shopping....

You might think graduating from medical school is all about the graduate, but you are wrong. It is really all about the spouse. Sure, he's the one that is smart and is going to fix people for a living and "worked really hard for four years"....

However....

Let's remember I am the one who had to endure four years of conversations where every other word was some medical term I did not understand, live alone and maintain a household while he was on away rotations for nine months, spend the first two years quizzing him for tests and again not being able to pronounce a single word (ego crushed), organized his rotations while he was on the road...

OK, I'm totally kidding about graduation being about me, I did all those things because I wanted to and I have always been completely supportive of Kody's dream. Graduation is such a wonderful accomplishment for both of us. I simply cannot wait to celebrate all the hard work Kody has put in and what a wonderful physician he is going to be. We have done a great job together!

Now we await match day....seventeen days.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Maleficent!

As I am sure you all recall, I am very excited about the upcoming release Tim Burton's of Alice In Wonderland starring the fabulously wonderful Mr. Depp. Now blogs all over the blogosphere are reporting some pretty amazing news. Burton is talking about bringing another Disney classic to life...Sleeping Beauty. First of all, I love sleeping beauty. Maleficent is just the evilest of the evil and I always love the villains. I know, I'm sick. Last time I was at Disney I discovered this amazing Disney villains poster. I wanted it...bad. Kody and I sat there forever naming all the glorious Disney villains.



Anyway....

Here is the best news about this possible project, it is going to revolve around...Maleficent! I know, too cool right? I'm almost too excited to even type. So who should play Maleficent? Obviously Helena Bonham Carter came to mind...even before I read this article. What about the fairy godmothers? I could see Jeremy Irons as King Stefan. He's very regal. Lots to ponder. I can't wait to hear more on this. I wonder how Johnny would fit in....

Monday, January 18, 2010

Best Weekend Ever

Why you ask? Because my house got CLEAN! I don't just mean laundry, vacuumed, swiffer wet jet clean...I mean four trash bags out of the office, paper put in files and drawers, I can walk in and out of the office without tripping clean. WOOHOO. We spent five hours organizing it Sunday evening. The rest of the house did get clean via vacuum, swiffer wet jet and laundry. It also smells like an ocean breeze. I'm just so happy. I want to stare at it and soak it all in because I'm not sure how long it will last.

Kody came home for the weekend from Lawton. We had a great time. We did a lot of relaxing, a lot of playing and a lot of work. Saturday night we went to Dave and Busters with our newly engaged friends Stephen and Abbie. (yay!) I would like everyone to know that I owned the quick shot basketball game. I scored 61 points. Yes, 61. It is a new PR. I'm no basketball player, but I had some mad skills showing up that night. I pretty much rocked it.

Sunday I cheered on the Vikings as they fought the Cowboys. I never watch the NFL. I just don't like it as much as college. Earlier this year I decided I would kind of keep up with Minnesota since Percy Harvin and Adrian Peterson play with them. This was only the second full game I have watched all season so I can hardly call myself a true fan, but I was very happy to see "the purple" become victorious. Kody's family are big Dallas Cowboys fans. Kody doesn't really care that much, although, he couldn't cheer against the Cowboys. He laughed at me dancing around the house singing, "Go purple, go purple, go purple". We had fun. And in all seriousness, Brett Farve was amazing. I mean, the guy is forty years old and is still a stud. It was fun to watch.

We took Bailey to the playground Sunday afternoon. Some people take their children to the playground, but I take my dog. No one was there so she had all the big toys to herself. She runs up the steps, across the bridge and goes down the slide on her own. She is one brave girl. She also loves the sand. Sand makes Bailey crazy. She starts spinning and digging and jumping up and down. We had a blast. That little dog was so worn out when we got home. It was precious.

Oh yes, and the most important part of the weekend....Saturday was my half birthday! My mom got me a super cute, very mini crock pot which I used to make some little smokies on Sunday for football viewing. I love half birthdays...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Graduation

Yup, four months from today folks Kody will officially be a doctor. HAHAHAHA It is just so strange. I cant' get over it. I'm not laughing to myself because I actually think it is funny, it is just....strange. I have known Kody since he was a freshman in college. I have seen him obsess over intramurals and Spring Sing. I have watched him study for the MCAT. He used to have to drop me off at my apartment in the parking lot because boys weren't allowed near the doors. Now this boy who I grew to love, marry and support 1,000% is going to be doctor in four months. Amazing. Time is such a weird thing.

I'm ordering actual OSU announcements for family so everyone can have the official one as a keepsake. I'm so sweet aren't I? However, I plan on doing a super fun announcement for friends myself via Shutterfly. Do you remember how expensive graduation stuff is? Sheesh. It never occurred to me we would ever purchase a cap and gown again.

I wonder if they are going to pull a graduation prank? I recommend lots of pink chalk and balloons.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I'm Really Sad For...

Conan.

NBC Hates Conan

I love Conan. I know he doesn't want sympathy, but I would like to give it to him anyway. He is on my list of "Celebrities I Am Strangely Attracted To". Maybe it is the hair...

On a positive note, American Idol premiers tonight. This is Simon's last season premier on the show. So sad. He will be missed. I'm sure he'll go out in a blaze of glory. I hope they bring Adam back during a results show. I don't care what anyone thinks about him either. I think he makes the list too...regardless of his sexual orientation. He can sing, enough said.

Kody knows. It is OK.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Because It Feels Like It Should be a Random Post Day...

I don't feel like being too witty, or trying to be witty and failing, so here is a list of random things I would write more in length about if I had the energy!
  • Pete Carroll is leaving USC. Take that Mark May. Who are you going to worship on Saturday's now?
  • My super awesome winter boots came in the mail Thursday evening. They might be my favorite online purchase EVER. Yes, I do look adorable in them.
  • Kody's rank list for match has been finalized and submitted. No, it wasn't dramatic picking the order, but the fact that it has been submitted and now we just wait is kind of crazy.
  • Bailey came to work with me on Friday. More to come on that later. I have pictures to prove it. Office mascot.
  • Kody is in Lawton for the next two months.
  • My shoulder is about 93% healed!!!! This is AMAZING news. Now I can get back into training for sectionals! They are in Tulsa...you should all come cheer for me!
  • My sister got a surprise visitor at midnight last night! Matt knocked on her door at 12AM She thought he was still overseas. So flippin cool...like a movie. He had to jump a fence and everything. ::sigh::
  • I started taking Fish Oil.
  • My cousin Jennifer is awesome. I failed to mention how she got me hooked on Sweet Valley High. We used to play the board game together whenever I would visit. I liked to be Lila. It was fun to be a snob.
  • I really want to go skiing and take my new boots and Jennifer. I need some mountain air.
  • I am halfway through The Lovely Bones. Pretty good.
Lastly....

I discovered a new TV show. I'm in love. Make It or Break It. Don't judge me. It is awesome. I heart gymnastics. Thanks ABC Family.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Who Do I Need to Bribe?

Forgive me if I sound like I don't care what is going on in the world, but seriously Mr. President? I'm sure your State of the Union Address will be riveting...err...something like that. However, I do not believe that February 2, 2010 is the proper date. You guys have known about the LOST premier for months. We all have! OK, I'm sure the president himself is not going to make this decision, so to the white house staffers I beg of you....pick January 26th.

The White House Hates LOST and LOST fans

Sawyer and Jack will not be happy about this. I don't care what Kate thinks, but I'm sure she would be upset too.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Say Hello To Your Friends...

...Babysitters Club! Say hello to the people who care...

I hope I'm not the only one who 1. Knows that song. 2. Read the books AND watched the TV show and 3. Was super excited to read about this yesterday.



Along with Sweet Valley High, The Babysitters Club book series was a favorite of mine growing up. I always wanted to live in the fictional Stoneybrook, Connecticut. It always sounded so cute and the girls were such great friends. Very touching. Dawn and Claudia were always my favorites. I can't remember why, but I always liked their stories the best.

There is another little blast from the past for you. I wonder if I would still like those books today...

Monday, January 4, 2010

Highlights

So far in 2010 we have had a broken garage door that cost $215 to fix and a stomach virus for Kody. He was supposed to start a two month rotation in Lawton this morning, but is still at home sick. Thankfully, Bailey is at home taking care of him. I hope he shakes this thing soon because he is miserable.

Match is five weeks from today. Five weeks. Thirty five days. Five weeks ago it was Thanksgiving. That feels like yesterday. Match is sure sneaking up on us. I like to say I'm not nervous about it, but I would be lying. I am at peace about it, but still nervous. You can be at peace and nervous at the same time, right? I think you can, so my answer is yes.

We spent our New Year's Eve in sweats watching movies together. I wouldn't have had it any other way. We watched Up, which made us both tearful wrecks, and TWILIGHT. Now Kody wants to see New Moon. Welcome to the dark side my love.