Sunday, December 25, 2005


That's pretty much all I wanted to say. I'm in Pampa right now, laughing at Chris because he and his cousins stayed up until 4am last night and now he's hurting. Hahahaha!!! Serves him right, he snored loudly and slept diagonally last night. All night. In a full sized bed. It was not fun. So, once again, HA HA HA HA HAAAA!!!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Pictures from Allison's Wedding

I'm going to use one of these for the Save the Date magnets. Which one is best?

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Yum! I Taste Christmas in Every Sip!

I'm sooo excited!!! Even in our 80 degree weather, It's starting to feel like Christmas! Why, you ask? Because Starbucks recently busted out the gingerbread lattes! Yayyyy! I'm sure that they have the egg nog ones, too, but the gingerbread are my favorites! Every year I am broke around Christmas time, but not because I buy so many presents for people, but because I drink these about every single day. It's so worth it. Mmmm... They put whipped cream on top so when you sip it, you get a that sweet whipped cream, then the spicy gingerbread and the espresso. Only problem is, if you don't drink it fast enough the whipped cream melts, then if you look inside you see little fat bubbles floating on top. Then it's kind of gross, but hey, it's just a small price to pay for that gingerbread goodness.....

Friday, October 14, 2005

Something Stupid Said to me Today

I was sitting at my desk today minding my own business (For once) and the phone rang. A customer was telling me that a company that she used to have an account with was still billing her the $5 monthly charge for her account. I know that we closed this account for her 7 months ago, and she's not using them anymore, she's using who we use now, which is ABC Company. She said that every month she sends the old company an email telling them that her account is closed, please refund her this money. Month after month this happens. Finally yesterday she called them and spoke with a manager and explained to him that she used to have an account, but now she uses Norply and to stop billing her. I kept thinking "Who in the hell is Norply? What a name!" So she went on and on, and finally I told her "Ma'am, you don't use Norply for this, you use ABC Company." She gave me a loud exasperated sigh and told me "Uh, yes, I know. The emailed statements that I receive monthly come from Norply at ABC Company!" It took me a while, but I realized... noreply@abccompany. NO REPLY. I kindly explained to her that the company was named ABC Company and the address was probably from an unattended mailbox. Then I ran around my office and told everyone.

I can't make this stuff up, I'm not that good. I swear.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Funny Picture

I wish that I had a shirt like this:

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

One of Those Weird Questionnaires That Someone Sent Me

I never actually respond to these, and I still don't want to, but I guess I will post it here.

1. Time of starting this?

2. Were you named after anyone?
Not that I know of, I'm told the my dad always wanted a girl named Katie.

3. Do you wish on stars? Nope.

4. When did you last cry?
Last week I started to, does that count?

5. Do you like your handwriting?
Nope. I write like a boy.

6. What is your favorite meat?
Hard to say... a good steak is always the best.

7. What is your most embarrassing CD on your shelf?
Ryan Cabrera. Wow, I can't believe I'm telling people about that one.

8. If you were another person, would YOU be friends> with you?
I'd like to think so.

9. Are you a daredevil? Not sure, I've never really been put in a situation that would make me think that I am. Or am not.

10. How do you release anger?
I take a walk, stew over it and mentally scream at random people and little kids for being in my way. Wow.... maybe I wouldn't want to be my own friend

11. Where is your second home?
My second home? I kind of wish that I liked my job enough to call it my second home... I have no idea

12. Do you trust others easily?
I trust people until they give me a reason not to, unless they just seem pretty shady to begin with.

13. What was your favourite toy as a child?
Strawberry Shortcake... come to think of it, she's still my favorite!

14. What class in school do you think is totally useless?
Ummm... actually they all helped in their own way. Even P.E., I mean, that's where I mastered badminton...

15. Have you ever been in a mosh pit?
I don't think so. I'm a little small for that.

16. What do you look for in a guy/girl?
Well, first of all he has to like women. You know, instead of men. After that comes personality, straight teeth, clear skin and he has to have a little meat on his bones. I'm not into the skinny guys, you know. They make me look fat.

17. Would you bungee jump?
Sure, why not

18. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Yeah, I try to steer clear of shoes with laces. They're tough.

19. What's your favourite ice cream flavour?
Well normally it's Ben & Jerry's Dublin Mudslide. MMmmmmm... but Ben, Jerry & I are not on speaking terms at the moment. Thanks to those two I have a little too much junk in the trunk. So, for now, it's water flavored ice cream.. also known as ice.

20. What are your favourite colours?
Crimson is my favorite color.

21. What is your least favorite thing?
People who drive slow, talk slow, walk slow and don't like my jokes. They're the worst

22. What do you miss most right now?
Being a millionaire... oh wait....

23. What colour underwear are you wearing?
I'd like to use the cliche' "I'm not wearing any", but that's really not comfortable. So I'm actually wearing rose colored saran wrap. Much better.

24. What are you listening to right now?
I'm watching a terrible movie called "A Lot Like Love". It's really pretty bad. Chris should not let me pick out movies anymore.

25. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex?

26. How are you today?
Doing well. We tasted wedding cakes today, so I'm actually doing great

27. Favourite drink?
At the moment, it's a flirtini from Cuba Libre.

28. Favourite alcoholic drink?
What? Are favorite drink and favorite alcoholic drink not the same? Doesn't everyone drink alcohol in every single drink?

29. Wear contacts?

30. Siblings?
Two pretty cool brothers. Of course, they have their sister to thank for their coolness...

31. Favorite month?
April. It's one of the only really pretty months, weatherwise.

32. Favorite food?
Ooooh, favorite food... hard to say, but Mandina's Turtle Soup isn't half bad. But neither is a muffaletta from Napolean House, or Dad's gumbo, or Mom's spaghetti... man, that is cruel to make someone choose just one!

33. Last movie you watched?
Again, that crappy "A Lot Like Love"

34. Favorite day of the year?
My birthday. I love when things are all about me!

35. Have you ever been too shy to ask someone out?
I guess so, but I really can't remember the last time I asked a guy out. Not because I'm trying to do the fake "Oh, it's been so long since I've been out on a date with anyone but Chris", but really it's because I'm so incredibly beautiful, you know? Hahaahhaaaa!!! Gotcha!

36. Scary movies or happy endings?
Happy endings. As long as the movie doesn't suck like the one I'm watching now.

37. Summer or winter?
Summer. But before the weather gets to be 100 degrees. Or more.

38. Hugs or kisses?

39. What book/magazine are you reading?
In Her Shoes. So far it's really good.

40. What's on your mouse pad?
Right now I'm using the sofa as a mousepad, so I guess that means that there are stripes on my mousepad

41. What did you watch on TV last night?
Kitchen Confidential and Grey's Anatomy from Sunday night.

42. Favorite Smell?
You know what they say, everyone likes their own bouquet... haha, just kidding, I know that's gross. My favorite smell is garlic and onions cooking in olive oil. I know, I'm weird. Bouquet sounds much better though, huh?

43. Do you regret ever breaking up with someone?
Nope. I just wish I could see what some people are doing now.

44. Time of finishing? 5:57pm. Hey, I had to have some time to watch the crappy movie to know that it's crappy!

Friday, September 30, 2005

To My Fellow Austinites....

I only have one simple request of you, my fellow Austinites. If you must get into any kind of a car accident, can you please please please do it when I'm not a) On my way to work, or b) on my way home from work. That would really really make my life a lot easier.

You see, when you wreck into another vehicle in the morning, say, between the hours of 7am-8am (or even 8:30am on a bad day...) or anytime in the afternoon before 6pm, then it really puts a damper on my day.

So really, if you could just schedule these on weekends only. And maybe just on the south side of town, that would much appreciated.


Tuesday, September 27, 2005

My Scary Day

Today was one of the scariest days of my life. So far.

I got a call after a meeting this morning from my fiance. Actually, I got 6 calls and 2 emails. He never wants to talk to me that much, so I knew that something was really wrong. After a few semi-frantic calls and voicemails, he finally called me back. He was having a really bad panic attack. I've never had one and he hadn't either, but at first I didn't think much of it. He told me about how he was feeling, what happened, etc.. and sounded pretty scared. I've never ever heard nor seen him scared so I went home to check him out. Um, and not the "freak show" kind of check him out, just the "Oh God, I hope he's just being dramatic" kind of check him out. On the way home (yes, I talked on the phone while I was driving. The whole way.) I called my older brother, whom I think has had an anxiety attack and/or panic attack (same thing, or not?) and couldn't get an answer. I called my best friend, and she gave me some advice, I called my dad and he finally told me that if it's that bad to take him to a doctor or to the ER.

When I got home, I found him on the couch. He didn't look good. It was so awful to see him like that. It scared me because I've never seen him out of control. I convinced him to go to the hospital with me. We spent 4 hours in the ER. The whole time we were there he was going between sweating, numbness in face and hands, his heart was beating fast, etc..

I know that he loves me. I've never doubted that, but he's really not the affectionate type. Getting a hug is like pulling teeth. We don't hold hands that often, and he never initiates it. It's not bad, it's just him. I'm naturally an affectionate person. I grew up with lots of hugs and kisses and I'm used to it. I crave a really good hug, it's just me.

Anyone ever seen that Sex and the City episode where Big comes back into town for an angioplasty and Carrie comes to the hotel to be with him? For the first time ever he shows her that he needs her. He tells her basically that he wants to grow old with her. Then the next morning he's back to his old self again. Anyone?

So, this just reminded me of that episode. When we walked into the hospital, he took my hand and basically didn't let go for the next 3 hours. Even though I knew that he was going to be okay, it was so incredibly scary to see this guy that since day once I've thought of as this He-Man to be completely human and helpless. He's the guy that I rely on to ground me when I get to be the panicked crazy drama queen. I know what we have and I know how much he loves me, but we're so comfortable with each other we just don't show it sometimes, I guess. For those 3 hours in the hospital, I was his everything. I didn't let go of his hand, I got him blankets, he looked at me like I've rarely seen. I actually saw it. I know how scared he was, and even though I knew he was going to be fine, I know how scared I was.

He's going to be fine, and I know this. But the moment that I realized, for the first time ever, that he needed me, I'll never forget. It's the most amazing feeling.

Friday, September 16, 2005

News Alert: I'm Getting MARRIED. What????

Even though I've been engaged for 5 months now, and we have been living together for over a year, it's just hit me. I'm getting married. I'm getting married in 7 months. Oh My God. Don't get me wrong, I'm ecstatic, but now I constantly have these weird dreams about the wedding. They're awful. A few weeks ago I dreamed that it was the day of the wedding, we show up at the reception, the caterer is there, but there's no food. The caterer then informs me that I forgot to book them and he's just there to tell me about it. What a guy. So I then have to go to the grocery store, but I changed out of my dress and into a tshirt and shorts, but with pantyhose on, and order sandwich trays. The girl at the counter doesn't believe that this is really happening to me so I prove it to her by showing her that I have pantyhose on. Apparently, that does it. So she is now trying to convince me to buy crab claws and wants me to try them first. So, I'm at the grocery store, and trying to crack open a crab claw (because she couldn't crack it for me for whatever reason) with these weird looking boiled shrimp all around me. I woke up in a panic and called the caterer the next morning. We are absolutely not having seafood at the wedding.

Then last night, I had this dream that I forgot to book the church. We show up, I realize my mistake, so they let us turn a normal Sunday mass into my wedding ceremony. All of these people stood up, gave me dirty looks, and left. Just walked out of church. I then realized what I was wearing. A dress, hideous and very different from the one that I've bought, and a big white straw sunhat. Yeah, I know. But this part kept repeating over and over, all with different outcomes. Another time, I forgot to book the church, but so did about 3 other girls, so we were all in our dresses and had this weird big ceremony on Sunday morning with people walking out and the priest scolding us and telling us that we should really be more prepared next time. Next time???

My dreams never make sense. This is getting ridiculous. We may just have to go to Vegas.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

My Fun Weekend in Kerrville, TX

I had to go to Kerrville, TX this past weekend for a trade show. This place is so Texas that it's scary. EVERYTHING is covered in cream gravy, people say "pah" instead of "pie", and they call everyone "darlin'". The best thing was the hotel. It was modeled after this ranch in Texas, which apparently is famous but I had never heard of it. The entire hotel was filled with dead animals. I'm not talking about a couple of deer heads scattered about, I'm talking like in the middle of the lobby was this massive bear, and on one side there were giraffes. I was thoroughly grossed out. So, like I always do when I'm uncomfortable, I got drunk.

The association that was hosting the show put together a reception, which included a few hors d'oeuvres, a keg of beer (which was free) and a couple of bottles of cheap wine (which was not free). So my coworkers and I decided to camp out near the free beer and try to entertain ourselves. That was fine for awhile, but we're really not that interesting. We came to the conclusion that beer alone was not going to get us through this conference so we spent the next 4 hours in the hotel bar.

Now, I don't have a whole lot of talents, but something that I've always been able to do is to chum up to people and get free drinks. It's not because I'm really cute, I think it's because I'm always willing to make an ass out of myself for a few laughs. I don't know exactly what I did that night, but we got lots of free shots out of it.

At least this place didn't take our sense of humor...