Archive for May, 2008


Yesterday, Brian was searching my car for his long lost cell phone, and he didn’t find it. Guess what he did find? A $100 Visa gift card! Awesome.

Earlier this year, I cleaned out my car, and I found a pair of shoes that I had forgotten about. Unfortunately, one had basically melted into a weirdly molded shape that gave me blisters, but I’ve worn them enough now to fix that.

I washed clothes two nights ago, had a feeling I should check our pockets but didn’t, and I found about 5 or 6 individual dollar bills when I was taking the clothes out of the dryer. I could’ve been responsible for that since I’m not used to having cash. At least these dollars aren’t as disgusting as they were before I washed them. Money is so gross. I handled money all day long at the bank, and that is why I now wash my hands all the time. I would always have to wash my hands at least twice to just get the water to wash off clear instead of black. Gross!

I have now read Ashley’s post about Naked juice, and I had already planned on mentioning a drink on my blog after a conversation with her, but now, it just appears that I’m copying. Anyway, the drinks I was going to mention are made by Bolthouse Farms. I have only tried four, and you can see, they have many flavors to choose from. Here is my favorite:

The picture stinks, but it’s the only one I could find that you can actually read the label in.

I do have to mention one other drink of theirs because it is the nastiest crap I’ve ever tasted. If you like this one, more power to you, but I’ll assume your tastebuds are whack. If you dare:


Yuck! I love how they show a kiwi on the label to make it look fruity and yummy, then trick you by putting disgusting-tasting things in it like spinach, broccoli, wheat grass, and even blue green algae. Yes, there are several yummy fruit juices in it, but you’d never know! One blog I found online about it called it green pond slime, and I agree.

With all that said, I will try more of their drinks sometime, and I do want to try the Naked drinks, too. It sure would help if these drinks weren’t $2.50-$3 a piece! They do have lots of sugar, even though it is mostly fructose, but all of that is bad for me if I have too much at once, so that is why I prefer the vanilla one, which is part of their “Perfectly Protein” line. It has enough protein to balance out the sugar for me.

Ok, I will stop rambling now.

GOOD THING: It’s already Thursday, and I have absolutely no obligations for the weekend.
BAD THING: A muscle in my neck/shoulder area is sore/tight, and I want it to get better.

I like…

ice cream! Thanks to Sheena, I now have a new flavor of ice cream to love. Everyone should go to Mountain Brook Creamery and try Cake n Batter! It’s soooo yummy.

bargain shopping! Also, the Pattons have reminded me that the Dollar Store is terrific!

Ray! If you don’t know who Ray LaMontagne is (not sure how you couldn’t), please listen to him! I want everyone to love him, but you don’t have to. Whatever.

Ok, so those are only 3 things I like, but I don’t have all day.

Oh man – last night, we were on the sidewalk in Mountain Brook, and some guy driving a car yelled out “Hey, Amy!” I have no clue who the guy was, but apparently he could tell it was me from the back. Who the heck was that??? I’m stumped, and I hate being stumped.

GOOD THING: 3 day weekend! duh
BAD THING: haven’t played my guitar much lately


one more day off, please?

Got our stimulus money!

This past weekend was choice. Cookout. Lake. Mexican food. Movies.

I saw Iron Man Sunday afternoon, and I thought it was pretty good. It was suspenseful enough to make me nervous during the big showdown, and I liked Robert Downey, Jr., for sure. I didn’t even know Gwyneth Paltrow was going to be in it, and it seems like an odd role for her, but she was good. I do know that the one thing I find most distracting in movies is when things are so farfetched that they’d never be really possible, and I thought that several times during this movie, but I guess that’s all you can expect from superhero/comic movies. However, it would be totally awesome if the stuff in this movie could really happen.

I can’t wait to see the new Batman! Does the Joker’s voice sound stupid to anyone else in the previews?

Facebook’s Mob Wars application has totally got the best of me lately. It’s addicting!

GOOD THING: I remembered to plan ahead for cooking dinner tonight.
BAD THING: One muscle in my neck hurts really bad, but maybe it’ll go away soon.

sweet anticipation

The next 3 days are going to be awesome!

Lined up are: birthday hoopla tonight for Brian’s sister who’s on her way into town as I type, cookout/Rock Band Friday night, and the lake on Saturday.

The only thing that could get better would be some scheduling miracle that would allow me to still attend the rad Office party that the Pattons are hosting tonight, but you can’t always get what you want, and I’m cool with that.

Oops! I had to come back and add this part because I forgot. tisk tisk

GOOD THING: get to see Ann tonight and give her gifts!
BAD THING: I’ll steer away from the obvious and say: I wish I had more time to chat with some new friends! I will see what I can do about that.


stimulate me!

Where the heck is my stimulus check? It seems like everyone else had gotten theirs!


I have been watching Jon & Kate Plus Ei8ht lately, and I must say – it is addicting. Those kids must be some of the cutest kids ever. Three is the cutest age.

Also, we visited my parents this weekend, and it was entertaining as always. My dad outdoes himself each time with crazy, hilarious comments. Noteworthy this time would be his “nice ass” comment to a waiter at Red Lobster. The others are probably too bad to mention on here! We laugh a lot at things he says. Not to mention the fact that he stuns my mom with the things he says. She doesn’t have a clue how to react haha. Oh! And, he was also really funny this time while playing putt putt. He whacked the ball really hard straight into this stupid teenager’s shoes that kept standing in our green instead of staying on the paved walk in front of us, but the kid didn’t really get the point and kept standing by our hole each time.

Mother’s Day was a success; my mom seemed to like her gifts. She got a hanging basket of flowers for the front porch and two new kinds of bird feeders with refill seeds/soot because she wanted to try and attract some different birds even though they have the biggest variety I’ve seen in one place. Anyway, she liked them, and it was fun to all put them up together and watch for new birds to come. And they did!

I just realized how boring this post probably is to everyone but me.

Grand opening of the new Zaxby’s tonight! We were so there. We also found some nice ethnic clothing stores in the Palisades in case you want to be a citrus fruit for Halloween sometime. All the clothes seem neon.

We should be able to go to the lake this weekend!

Oh – I have to learn how to drive the boat this year because someone needs to be able to pull Brian besides his dad so we don’t have to depend on his dad to wakeboard. Well, Brian can pull me, but I can’t pull him.

I worked out tonight! I really want to try starting now to exercise regularly. I decided that I am not going to let myself become fat with age. I am aware that I am not fat, but I don’t want to even get started down that hill, so I am going to TRY to do better. I do love sweets! I would rather exercise more than cut down on sweets. We all know I don’t eat much at once, but I can sure down some junk food if it’s bready or chocolaty.

Wow – sorry for the lame post, but I’ll do better next time.

Almost forgot!
GOOD THING: Zaxby’s tonight, and we didn’t have to drive far!
BAD THING: it’s already 10 PM, and I don’t want to shower yet.


Ashley tagged me, and this will make a good Friday post so I can be free to write all about the weekend when I get back!

5 things on my to-do list:
1. pay car insurance
2. fix my shower
3. recover 2 chairs for our living room
4. figure out if I’m going to Chicago or not in June
5. clean out my car

5 snack I love:
2. cookies and milk
3. chocolate
4. good fruit
5. cereal

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. buy some property and build a house for us that will last us forever
2. buy lots of clothes, shoes, etc.
3. travel all the time
4. buy Brian a new wakeboard boat
5. donate lots and lots of it to various charities

5 bad habits:
1. eating junk food
2. not exercising
3. caring what people think too much
4. picking at my lips
5. cursing

5 places I have lived:
1. Crandall, GA
2. Rome, GA
3. Berry College dorms
4. Homewood, AL
5. multiple places in each of these cities

5 jobs I’ve had or have:
1. Lowe’s cashier
2. summer help at a utilities company
3. bank teller
4. college post office student supervisor
5. church office – program staff assistant


I have a story to tell! Warning – I stink at telling stories. Sorry if you’ve already heard it, but this will be much easier to just type once instead of telling it 5 times in person.

As most know, we had another round of tornado weather today. I’ve learned that this is very common in Alabama, which is why we usually kind of ignore the sirens at work unless a weatherman or the internet specifically mentions Homewood. Anyway, they finally did mention our area, so we started wondering if we should indeed go downstairs. Then, it got really calm outside and the wind stopped, which made us think something might be coming. All of the sudden, it started pouring really hard, and the wind picked way up, so we decided to go to the first floor. Right when we walked out into the main hallway, there was a flash and a loud boom, and the lights went off for a second, which was really scary just because we were right in front of the window. At the same time, someone saw the lightning strike the traffic light outside. We went downstairs for a little while, but soon decided to come back up. The power surge caused our internet to go down for a little while, so I just went ahead and turned my computer off and went up to sit in the front office and read the paper since it was almost time for me to go home, anyway. While I was trying to read the paper, my boss yell out, “Oh, look! There’s a tree down out there across the road!” So, we all jump up to go look at it. That’s when I notice that the tree limb had landed exactly where I park every day. I said, “Oh, man! That is where I usually park EVERY DAY, but I didn’t today! I can’t believe it!” And someone said, “Are you sure you didn’t park there? Because there is a car over there that’s the color of yours.” *OH CRAP feeling* So Lisa gives me her raincoat and tells me to go walk out to the sidewalk just enough to see if it is my car. Then, the third siren of the afternoon goes off, and she says to not go too far since the sirens are on. BUT, it’s my car! I ran out there and down the sidewalk and across the road to see if my car was ok, all while it’s pouring and the tornado siren is on. The tree limb is very big and blocking the entire entrance to that road, but it stopped RIGHT BY MY CAR! My car was completely safe, and I can’t believe it. It’s the miracle of the day!

GOOD THING: Obviously, my car isn’t trashed.
BAD THING: headache! but that’s ok.

craft project

I had Circle last night, and it was good. We decided it was time for a mission/service project, so we made gifts for shut-ins. We made super cute flower pens and put them down in baby flower pots to look nice when they’re not being used. When I gave them to Buzz today (Minister of Visitation at TUMC), he loved them! He made me feel like the shut-ins would love them too, which was our whole point, so I’m happy about that. Our little project was miniscule on the scale of doing good, but it still reminded me that it feels so good to do something nice for people.

One more thing: If you haven’t tried this juice, you’re TOTALLY missing out. Sorry for the small picture, but I couldn’t find a better one. Ashley, all four parts of your tongue will thank you! haha

awesome juice


GOOD THING: I have had at least one free meal every day since Saturday, and 3 were BBQ!
BAD THING: I think my allergies are showing off today.

I hope your day is great!

a case of the mondays

Not! Today was actually pretty good for a Monday, which is always a pleasant surprise!

I am introducing one of many soon-to-be reoccuring happenings to my new blog called Good Thing, Bad Thing. It’s nothing fancy or creative, but I’m still going to do it from time to time. Misty’s family used to do it every night at dinner when she was little. Everyone at the table had to tell one good thing and one bad thing from their day, and it very simply offered them conversation and sharing as a family. Ingenious! Anyway, like I said, I’m going to do it here sometimes just because. Heck – I might just try to make sure I do it in every entry.

Here it goes!

GOOD THING: Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo!
BAD THING: my stomach still hurts almost every time I eat since I had food poisoning this past Tuesday.

You can give me yours, too!