Sunday, November 29, 2009


Here are some pictures of our house thus far. We still have a ways to go, but we are really enjoying fixing it up and making it our own. We hope to get a Secor picture to put above our new wood table (red rm).

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My christmas list.

I decided to post my Christmas list this year for all to see.

Here it is:

1. Bath and Body works "Twilight Woods" lotion.

Brian has forbidden me to buy anymore lotion because he says I have way to many. I didn't know we were counting...because if that is the case Brian has way toooo many boxers. He could go two months without washing any (seriously!). I'm just saying.

So, as I Christmas shopped today. I did not allow myself to get it. B&BW is the main place I get my gifts. This experience was seriously like sticking a hot fudge brownie with cake batter ice cream and choc fudge syrup from Cold stone, of course, in front of my face and telling me not to eat it. Sooooooo hard!!! Brian never said that someone else couldn't get it for me bahahahahaha.

So if there is anyone out there that is in the giving spirit you know what I want.


shhhh...don't tell Brian
I did get the travel size of Twilight woods. :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

What's that you said?

This afternoon I sent my boss an e-mail asking if it would be OK that I take my lunch next Tuesday at 4pm because I had a dentist apt. I went on to tell her that it was kinda urgent that I go because I have a tooth that is "chipped" and it's starting to bother me.

I passed her in the hallway and she that it was fine and to go a head and go.

Well, this is where the true story begins. Apparently, she went into the Asst. director office to let him know that I would be gone and that we may need someone to help out during that last hour.

Asst. Director = Jeff (a male young guy in late 20's)
Director= Linda (female 50's)

This is how the conversation went:

Linda: Amanda will be gone next Tuesday last hour of work because she is going to get her "CRACK" fixed.

Jeff: (red faced and wide eyed) Excuse me?

Linda: Yeah, Amanda said she needed to fix her CRACK she is going next Tuesday.

Jeff: Ok.

end of story.

Later today Jeff comes to me and goes, "Amanda, have you ever heard of Lindaisms?" I said "no, why?"

"well, she made one about you."

me- " oh really let's hear it"

So he told me the story of how I'm getting my "CRACK" fixed. I was dying laughing. I thought it was so funny.

I asked him if she told what kind of "crack" or if she just left it for him to come to his own conclusion. Sure enough she left it wide open for every imagination.

I insured him that it my tooth that was cracked and that was all that was getting checked.

For the remainder of the day I was laughing and could not stop. One of my c0-workers asked what was so funny. I told her the story and we decided to go and give Linda a hard time. She didn't even get it. That is the funny thing. I told her that I never even used the word "crack" in the e-mail. She made that up all her own. I did inform her, however, that my "crack" apt was not til March and I would let her know then the exact date.

Lindaisms happen often and I'm excited to hear more of them because they are so funny. Apparently she says a lot of things that can be taken out of text and she does not even know. There is a list of them and mine just got added. Everyone says mine is the best so far!

What can I say..."I'm Killing it!" (that is for Kyle, Brian, Lehne, and Stephen).

What a great way to end the day!

Monday, November 16, 2009


I just started my fourth week at the University of Central Oklahoma. It just so happens that I started work during one of their busiest times. I currently work in Admissions so I have a lot of interaction with the students. I have heard every excuse and lie possible. To the point where I just want to yell "NEXT". But, I don't, I smile let them finish then usually deny them. At first it was hard and I felt sorry for them, but now I don't.

Today I met my first real cowboy "born and raised in Oklahoma". Once he sat down at my desk he proceeded to say "well honey you should be a super model" (hey, with a day like today, I will take it...even if it was an unattractive cowboy). I smiled and said thank you. It didn't stop...

Cowboy: Where are you from?
Me: Kentucky.
Cowboy: I knew it with a body like that you have to be a rider.
Me: Horses?
Cowboy: yes.
Me: No, actually never been on one.
Cowboy:Well, you have to do something because "ain't" noway someone can look like that without doing something.
Me: Here are your transcript sir..... I run.

I smiled and he knew to stop.

Story #2

A guy about my age asked to get his transcript. I asked for his student I.D. which was a big mistake because I got the WHOLE story of what happened to it.

Let me share it with.

Boy: I don't have my idea my girl friend threw it away when we broke up.
Me: oh I'm sorry. do you have any photo id.
Boy: I actually have to meet up with her today because she said she wanted to talk. She said that we had to stand outside the car. I'm going to be so cold because the wind is blowing like crazy. She won't get into the car with me and drive somewhere to talk because she says she needs someone to be there in case something happens.
Me: any photo ID will really work...drivers licenses...
Boy: The first time we broke up it was really bad. She got really mad at me because I kissed her right after we ended it. She got mad but "the funny thing is she kissed me back". Now what is that about?

Me: No idea. How many transcripts do you need?
Boy: ya, so I'm nervous.

Me: I'm really sorry to hear all about this and I wish you the best of luck. How many transcripts do you need.

Sunday, November 1, 2009