Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Winner Winner Bobo's Dinner!

Go check this out!! My friend (and inspiration!), Kim, had a giveaway on her blog for some Bobo's Oat Bars and I entered and WON!!! Yay!!! I can't wait to try them. I LOVE me some granola, oatmeal, natural, organic bars and I'm always trying new ones. I can't believe I actually won something. I'm so essited!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

I Swear I'd Wear Him Like A Scrunchie

(That's my favorite TB quote!)

I am so crazy about HBO's True Blood right now. It's sexy, bloody, downright hilarious at times and nothing is ever as it seems. It's full of twists and turns and every episode leaves me wanting more. I subscribed to HBO again after canceling it when Sex And The City ended. It is THAT good. It's Twilight for us grown-ups and I LOVE it. It's my not-so-guilty pleasure!

Today at lunch I stopped by Books-A-Million and got the first book the show's based on, from the Southern Vampire Mysteries series by Charlaine Harris.

Dead Until Dark.

This is what the back says:

Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well. Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome --- and Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting for all her life...

But Bill has a disability of his own: He's a vampire with a bad reputation. He hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected of --- big surprise ---murder. And when one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next...

But we already know how that turns out, don't we??

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Support Your Local Squash

Oh, I just love a farmer's market!! We have a new one here in Warner Robins, International City Farmer's Market, that opened three weeks ago on Commercial Circle. It's open on Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the corner of Watson and Davis. I braved that 112 degree heat index today after work in search of squash for supper and they only had three squashes left but that was a'plenty! They said most everything is gone by 5:00. I'll definitely be going back! They're going to have it until around Thanksgiving and I hope it just gets bigger and bigger as the months go by. I saw lots of homemade soap, candles, fresh goat's milk, beeswax and honey. There was a guy there selling fresh free range brown eggs and I got a dozen of those and a huge bunch of fresh basil that smells so good I had to eat some on the way home and some yummy homemade strawberry-fig preserves. I love the Scripture on the jar, "Taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8". He sure is. All the time.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Fool. He Suspects Nothing.

This just cracked me up!!

I found it over at Cute Overload.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hey What Up?

Not very much. It's July, it's hot and I can't eat enough fudgesicles. The 80-calorie kind. Which aren't very diet-y when you eat five at one time but who cares? It's hot. I've been stuck at 53 pounds for almost two weeks. Well, teetering between 53 and 55. Closer to 53. I know it's the fudgesicles but I seriously cannot stop until the box is empty. Don't look at me like that.

School is going great. Trig is soooooooo much easier than algebra was for me. It actually makes sense to me! I'm halfway through the course already (or will be when I take two tests this weekend) and I have a 100 average right now. Wooo hooo!! I just want to get it ovah with. I'm taking it online and my instructor has already hinted that I'm going too fast but I just want it done.

I had my first soldering class Monday night and we're scheduled for class from 6:00 until 9:00. We got out of there at 6:15. He just called the roll and told us that soldering was basically electronics art class and he'd see us next Monday night. I can't wait to get started on that! I'm gonna make my circuit boards so pretty!! :)

Work's going great, too. I got a new computer at work and it's super duper fast and I love that! Maybe now it'll be able to keep up with me. Ha!! We had another birthday lunch today, this time for Norma, and we went to Ruby Tuesday's. I got the New Orleans Seafood (tilapia and shrimp with Cajun spices) and a huge salad from the bar and it was delicious. Then tonight, I met some friends at Mellow Mushroom for supper for Jennifer's birthday get-together. I got the Capri salad again and if you've never had that, you should try it. It's awesome!!

It's really amazing to me how the choices I make at restaurants now have changed. I used to get fried everything, especially fish, fries, baked potatoes, starchystarchy carbycarby and now I just eat better. Not because I have to. Because I want to.

What's that? Shhhhhhh. Listen. I think that's a fudgesicle. Let me go see what it wants.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sine and Cosine and Pi, Oh My!

I started back to school yesterday and this quarter, I'm taking a geometry/trig class online and soldering at the college. My first soldering class is next Monday night but I started trig last night online and the first few homework assignments were pretty simple but I know it's gonna get a lot harder before I'm done. I found this little cartoon online and I thought it was so cute. I was doing some of that finding x last night and I kept saying to myself, "here it is!" Ha!!

There's a lot of pi in trig and you know this girl has always liked pie so I should do well in that class!!

Okay, I'll stop.

I never took trig in high school so I'm really interested to see how I'll do. My strong points were always English and business classes, I wasn't terrible at math but I wasn't a brainiac either (even though my sweetness calls me that from time to time). I learned a TON about myself taking that college algebra class last quarter. When you take a class online, you're basically teaching yourself and I learned so much about what I can do when I get my hat on just right. I was going to school four nights a week, working five days a week and doing math on the weekends. I was exhausted many Sunday nights but I got through it. And got out of there with a B+! I've said before, I ain't tryin' to be no hero, I just want to get out of there with a B. Same thing with trig.

Wish me luck!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Is This Not The Cutest Picture Ever??

I just giggle uncontrollably every time I look at it.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

When A Comet Comes Back Around

Sometimes you get lucky.

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the 2nd Annual Atlanta Pop Festival, held in Byron. I don't remember much about it. I had just turned three years old and was there briefly with my parents and brother. I've been told that my Uncle Gene flew a plane over the festival that whole weekend. I wish I could remember that. I wish I could remember anything about it except all the cups on the ground. That's the extent of my memory. I was just too little. Something really cool was happening that weekend, though, that Larry and I like to think was the beginning of our journey to each other. Our destiny. He said something to me this weekend about when a comet misses the first time, sometimes it'll come around again. I LOVED that! When we were getting to know each other 20+ years ago, we discovered that we were both in Byron that weekend. He was down from Atlanta, about to go to Germany in the Army. He was 17 years old. We like to think we saw each other and our eyes met and we connected and knew that when our time was right, we'd be together. That comet would come around again for us. I found these pictures online and I thought I'd steal 'em for my blog. Ha! These folks were so brave coming down here to little bitty Byron with their long hair and their peace-loving mentalities. I'm constantly amazed when Larry tells me how he was treated just because he had long hair. How he wasn't welcome in some restaurants and how rednecks would throw bottles at him when he was on his motorcycle. BECAUSE HIS HAIR WAS LONG. Nowadays, hair is the least of our worries. I saw a teenaged boy at the mall the other day with a Hitler mustache. I was mortified! And I wanted to hold his butt down and shave that mess off. But you know what?? It was my Larry and his generation who made it possible for that boy to have a Hitler mustache and walk around with it at the mall. It was my Larry and his generation who changed the world. I'm sorry I missed that time with him but I thank God every day for Larry and that magical comet that brought him back around to me.