Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Recap

Because I am sure you all can't seem to find one bit of Oscar recap on the internet, I will indulge you.

Let's get right to it, shall we?

Hosts: I was less than impressed with James Franco. Which I was prepared for. I love Anne Hathaway, and I was hoping she could make him better, but she couldn't. He looked stoned and out of it the whole show. Anne, on the other hand, was classy as usual.
My pick for host(s) next year: Tom Hanks or I would like to see Hugh Jackman again and bring Annie back next year to co-host with Hugh

Winners: Because I haven't seen all of the movies nominated, I can't really give my 2 cents. Lame, I know. But I will tell you that I think Jesse Eisenber (The Social Network) is weird and needs to learn to smile a little. And I have my fingers crossed that Natalie Portman can break the Oscar curse .

Best: Halle Berry
(look at her perfect skin)

Best: Hailee Steinfeld
(very age appropriate and love the length)

Best: Celine Dion
(kills me to put her on this list cause I think she is weird, but she looks great)

Best: Camila Alves
(Love that black dress with the plunging neckline and it has pockets. You know how I feel about pockets in dresses) 

Worst: Nicole Kidman
(looks like a prom dress gone bad)

Worst: Melissa Leo (looks like a table cloth)

Worst: Maris Tomei
(the top is too ill-fitting)

Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention: Reese Witherspoon
(I love the classic look. The ponytail can best be described as a "Barbie look")

Honorable Mention: Scarlett Johansson
(not usually a fan of this much lace, but I love this color)

Honorable Mention: Penelope Cruz
(I love red, AND she just had a baby and looks great!)

Honorable Mention: Natalie Portman
(I can't give Natalie best dressed because I don't like dresses that have an asymmetrical hem. However, I love love love the color and neckline) 

Overall Favorite Dress: 

Anne's red dress on stage. This was the best pic I could find.
One of my favorite moments was seeing Kirk Douglas present an award. 94 years young and still kickin! 

What were your favorite Oscar moments/dresses? 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I hate when I can't think of a title for my blog post. Anywho, I have read a few things on The Frisky lately that have me thinking.

1. I wholeheartedly believe in the saying "women fall in love with their ears, men fall in love with their eyes"

I used this example 2 weekends ago on a young fella. He is friends with Rowdy Red (my mom told me I accidentally revealed his name a few posts ago..oops) and Rowdy was out of town and I was out to dinner with 2 of his guy friends. The younger one started asking me why his girlfriend took everything he said literally. I said because we fall in love with our ears. For example, if a girl says to a guy she is dating, "My mom makes the best lasagna...maybe you will get to try it sometime!", he hears something along the lines of, "She wants to feed me". If a guy said that exact same thing to a girl, we would think "He must really like me to think I might one day be eating his mom's lasagna. I wonder where this could go." Or something along those lines. See the difference.

2. We all (and by we, I mean women) need to stop worrying about when we are going to get married

This post says " You’re not married because that’s not where you are in the story of your life right now." Touche.

3. This is unrelated to love in anyway. Unless you like chili-cheese coneys. I park in a parking lot designated for my office in downtown Tulsa. For some reason, there are 3 spots designated, one in front of me, me, and then one behind me. But no one parks behind me because, you got it, that would mean I am blocked in. But I swear, almost 3 times a week, I come out and someone is scarfing down some Coney Island, and they have chosen to park behind me and block me in. There are plenty of other places to park but yet they choose my car to block in. Annoying.

Now that you know my deepest thoughts, let me apprise you of my upcoming events.

Tonight I am going to Cirque du Soleil with Elaina for her birthday. We are eating at Garlic Rose (our fave) and then heading to the BOk. I have been wanting to see Cirque for about 2 years so this will just work out perfectly.
Tomorrow night is book club. Thanks to my Kindle, 15 inches of snow and 4 days off work, I read the book in no time.
Friday night is Elaina's birthday cocktail party which will include a signature drink, appetizers, cocktail attire, and I'm sure a few knee slides by Billy Barberousse if we are so lucky.
Saturday, Bryan and Erin and my 3 female amigos are coming to town. Whoop Whoop.

Also, here are some recent pics I haven't posted yet
Crusin the streets of Edmond

Getting ready to do her halftime show at the UCO game

Sitting in her chair like a big girl

Laina is about to shovel us out of the house

Just a few more inches and my car will disappear

Monday, February 14, 2011


Of course I would have a love related post since it is Valentine's Day. I'm cheesy like that.
I have been in love a few times. Each time was different.

  • One time I was young, and I felt like I would do anything to be with him. At one point, I remember feeling desperate. He broke up with me. And later wanted me back, but I wasn't desperate anymore for him. 
  • One time I felt like I had all the control. It was one of those where I felt like he loved me just a little more than I loved him. And so I broke up with him. And it was one of the hardest things I have ever done. 
  • One time I thought he was the one. I felt like a grown up, in a grown up relationship and grown ups get married. But something was missing, and I pretended it wasn't and I wanted it to be "it" so badly. He ended it.
  • One time I was heart broken. And a night out with the girls turned into a night of rekindling. I never saw it coming.
And each time, I was in love (or not in love), I learned a lesson. I learned it is not attractive to be clingy/desperate. I learned it is hard to break someone's heart. I learned not immediately responding to calls or texts makes them a little more interested. I learned that my heart will heal. I learned I didn't want an obsessive partner, even though when I was young, I thought it meant they loved you.

I wish had the time to post pictures of my old flames. I always find it interesting to look back and see how far I have come. And while those relationships ended, I had happy times with those boys. San Francisco, weddings, Dallas, homecoming to name a few.

I read some words today on Dear Wendy that rang true to me:

“If we only pursued relationships that didn’t involve much risk, we’d miss out on some of the richest and most character-enhancing experiences life has to offer.”

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Look Back At 2010

I meant to steal this questionnaire from my lovely lady Kristin awhile back and I completely forgot.

All About 2010

1.What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
I took a trip with 3 generations of my family! My mom, grandma, aunt and I all went to Rome. And I love that when we met people, they pointed out that we had 3 generations on a trip together.

2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I made somewhat of a New Years resolution, and I feel like I am doing well with it. As for next year, who knows!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No one that close to me gave birth. It's about time someone does!

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Thankfully no.

5. What vacations did you take?
October- Rome, Italy

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
I would love to have no debt, working on paying off my car and student loans. I would also like to frame and hang some pics that I have been meaning to do for years.

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Man, this is hard. So many things come to mind. But here are 2:

October 23- embarked on a trip with my mom, grandma and aunt
June 4- rekindled with someone

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I lost some weight. Whoop Whoop

9. What was your biggest failure?
Worrying what others think about me or the decisions I make

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing more than the common cold or broken heart

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Ridiculous, I know. But I bought this gray and cream striped shirt that I seriously love.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Sandra Bullock

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Jesse James- see # 12

14. Where did most of your money go?
Target, Forever 21, student loans and my car

15. What events did you get really, really, really excited about?
Rome and Katie's wedding

16. What songs will always remind you of 2010?
Anything from the BEP album

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
- Happier or Sadder? Happier
- Thinner or Fatter? Much thinner. Thank you South Beach!
- Richer or Poorer? Neutral.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Saved more money

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent Christmas at my brother's house with my loved ones.

21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
My mom, Katie, Jan-May: Kent, June-Present- Kyle (i like June-Present much better)

22. Did you fall in love in 2010?
Yes. And I am not elaborating

23. Where did you spend most of your time?
The gym, OKC and a house on Utica

24. What did you watch on TV this year?
Greys, PP, Real Housewives and I'm sure there's more .

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

26. What was the best book you read?
Elaina and Liz, please don't butcher me but I can't think of all the books I read and pick one.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery or rediscovery?
Nelly- thanks to Kyle

28. What did you want and get?
iPhone, boots

29. What did you want and not get?
I wanted a trip to NYC. But I want that every year

30. What were your favorite films of this year?
I don't know if I saw any....

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 27. I had a joint b-day party with Ozzie and Jordan and a group of friends went out to dinner and the bar. 28th b-day party was much better

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More money.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Gray and white/cream stripes seem to rule my world. Black cardigans, leggings and dresses and sandals

34. What kept you sane?
Mom, sister in law that called at 11:30 that night, and my friends

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most/least?
Most - Kate Middleton- her style is the jam
Least - Anyone named Lohan

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
I plead the 5th

37. Whom did you miss?
I always miss my nieces. And Kate and Kris

38. Who was the best new person you met in 2010?
Kathy Vo Ketter- I met her right before 2010

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:
Thank god for unanswered prayers

40. Quote a song for 2011:
You're gonna fly away
Glad you're goin' my way
I love it when we're cruisin' together
Music is played for love
Cruisin' is made for love
I love it when we're cruisin' together

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bet You Know What This Blog Is About....

Did you know that it has recently snowed in Oklahoma? I have spent most of the last week watching the weather, listening to weather, reporting the weather to my friends and co-workers, looking at the radar, and chatting with Channel 6 Alan Crone (hahaha...I am kidding).

Last Tuesday, we got around 16 inches of snow. My office was closed and I started the day by arguing with Rowdy Red about whether or not I could drive over to his house. Umm no, dude, I can't.
Watched some TV, ate, cleaned, and then our hot water froze in the kitchen. Lovely. We have no dishwasher so hot water is vital in the kitchen to wash dishes.

That afternoon, we had an impromptu gathering at our tiny home and started playing cards and games and eating more. That evening, Sammi kindy offered to have her boyf Clark drive me over to Rowdy Red's house. Wednesday was his birthday and I wanted to be able to spend that day with him.
In a nutshell, I was off work Tues-Fri (which will prob never happen again in my lifetime) and got to do lots of reading on my new Kindle, watching music videos on Rowdy Red's Mac and eating. More eating.

It snowed again today. Who knows how much. And does it really matter. I mean, at this point just keep it coming and let us have the whole month of Feb off work. Rowdy Red leaves for Phoenix today and I am not thrilled. I prefer him to drive on the icy roads but good news people, I paid attention enough when my dad was always driving on this to be a pretty good winter weather driver.

An another note, I read this article from Your Tango today. I am not married (duh) but I liked the advice they gave in this:

5 Bits of Marriage Advice To Ignore

1. Don't go to bed angry: They said it can be good to sleep on it, take a breather and wake up with a new perspective (possibly).

2. Use phrases like "I feel" rather than "this is how it is": Men feel, but not like women. Sometimes a man doesn't need to hear your feelings on everything. Give it to him straight.

3. People don't change: Don't enter marriage thinking that you or your partner won't change. Cause you will.

4. Just apologize, even if you aren't sorry: Whatever, don't give me that half-ass attempt. Don't apologize jsut to end the argument.

5. Let him know how you feel: Some days I feel great, other days I am a little down. For no real reason. Don't let that always affect your marriage.

Check out the real article here

Monday, February 7, 2011


I completely forgot to blog about this crazy event!

On Monday, Jan 24th, as I was just about to take off my warm fuzzy pink robe and get into some clothes for a birthday dinner, I heard Soph munching on something. I went into the kitchen and found her under the kitchen cabinet (I accidentally left the doors open) eating mice/rat poison pellets. Yep. All of it. The whole little tray we had under there.

I wouldn't say I panicked, but I flipped into Mommy mode (since she is the closest thing to my child besides L,A, & J). I googled an emergency vet, they said bring her in and we hopped in the car, neither one of us wearing under garments.
I got her there right about 7:30. They immediately took her back and started the process of getting the poison out. The gave her an eye drop that makes her throw up immediately. She had to have 4 rounds of pukey drops and then they gave her charcoal to soak up any leftover poison.
They came out at one point to ask me how much she had eaten, and when I showed her, she said they needed to x-ray her stomach and see what else was in there. The x-ray showed more stuff in her stomach so she had to puke some more. (Later I counted and she had thrown up 10 times. Poor girl)
They finally brought her out to me about 9:30 or so and explained what they did. Puked up the poison, charcoal to soak it up, Vitamin K shots (4) to counteract the blood thinning poison and sent me home with Vitamin K pills she would take for 2 weeks.
I got her home and gave her a bath. I was pretty calm at this point because we were home and the vet had told me she was going to be ok.
Now I am trying to heat up some oatmeal since I haven't eaten and I go check on her, she has thrown up that charcoal on my bed and is broken out in a rash. A bad rash. I call the vet again. Bring her back, its an allergic reaction.
Still no undergarments, I drive her back to 41st St and they give her Benadryl. Her rash went away in about 20 min but the vet said her face was swollen and she didn't like that. I could take her home and if the swelling wasn't gone, I would have to bring her back. I decided to let her stay the night so they could monitor her. And then I got in the car and called Rowdy Red (his new nickname- courtesy Elaina Osteen) and cried. It was midnight, I was tired and hungry and my doggy was staying the night in a hospital.
I was able to pick her up the next morning around 10 and take her home. She was thrilled to see me and seemed to be her old self. So we went home and relaxed all day. She was curled up in a ball in my lap all day and the doctor told me to limit her activity (have you met Sophie---she never stops) and reduce risk of injury. So, I helped her off the couch and carried her outside and decided it was best to not go play with Rowdy Red's bulldog that night.
It cost me a pretty penny, but totally worth it. And the concern my parents, Rowdy Red and Elaina and Sammi showed was so sweet.