Friday, February 28, 2014

I'm jamming these right now

Did not like Brantley Gilbert's initial hit, but this is catchy

I'm crushing on Pitbull - he always just looks so happy

Oh, and being able to line dance to this song is super sexy.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Trip to Dallas

Finally, people like my partner, and DaninOKC had me jealous about their going to Dallas. I finally made it to see my best friend. The flight was quite late and I got in at 12:30am, but that was fine. Talked for about an hour getting caught up on the way to his house. Saw his house. His kid and wife were asleep.

We were up at 8am Saturday and he made us breakfast burritos. Went to Downtown Dallas and saw the JFK museum, etc. LOVED DOWNTOWN DALLAS. Lots of gays, which surprised me. Went to Joe Garcia in Fort Worth for a super strong Margarita that was made with Everclear (190proof!!!). Knocked him and I on our asses. Back to his house for daiquiris and chatting. Talked about the old neighborhood, friends, when we were young, and briefed his wife. This was the first time seeing him in 3 years, and first time meeting his wife outside of the wedding. Also got onto a conversation about church. She was baptist, my friend was evangelical, and they got to talking about how Christians to them, seem to be the worst people when it comes to taking advantage of another. People throw that term around that I'm a Christian. They also feel the people in their church are also always borrow, borrow, borrow, take, take, take, and there's no give and take relationship. They are basically fed up with the church, and she was a pastor. She said that was a part of the reason she was turned off. There was so much gossip too.

So Sunday came, and we went to Ft. Worth to watch the cattle drive. HAD A BLAST. So fun. Loved the cowboys, the music, the shops, the food. All good, and must go back. We also got to see behind the scenes of where my friend works, which is AWESOME. He is doing quite well for himself, and I'm proud.

Mike picked me up at 9:30, and we talked all the way home.

This week Mike and I went to see about life insurance and name each other beneficiaries, and all that jazz. Good stuff.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Catching all the Divas

Have a diva tour planned for this year, checking out all our favorite Divas.

We already crossed Dolly Parton off our list.

Reba is next.

Christina Perri is after that.

Cher is in summer.

BEST SONG EVER. Will be so disappointed if she does not sing Gypsies Tramps and Thieves.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Some thinking thoughts

Work has sucked lately. Going to blog about a few things on my mind in no random order to get it off my chest...

had to go to several poverty trainings since it was decided i was teaching the staff about that - i know more than most of the presenters - and I see the conditions in the community I work, and what I hear from the students

I know poverty is all about relationships - you stick up for those around you, and it is all about backing them, even when they're in the wrong

TV is the babysitter, and yes, they all have big screen tv's that are the entertainment. when a parent is working hours and hours on end, it is one surefire way to make sure the kid is at home and doing something, so that also goes into game consoles etc.

Abuse does happen sometimes - and kids sometimes try to shadow it from their parents

Unhealthy foods like candy bars etc. are often treats. when you have several kids, etc., you're in a store, and they want something, you might not be able to afford the super expensive toy for your kid, and that brings on guilt, so little things like candy, when they want it, and you get it, helps make you feel more secure, and like you are doing something for your kid

have a new administrator who is a complete asshole. I can do no right. it is bordering on harassment, and i will be reporting it to the union. criticizing me telling me i have no management (everyone else thinks otherwise), quick to point out any fault, harassing me about taking a long time to get to my classroom in the morning (am on crutches and have duty) to let kids in

so yes, i'm on crutches because i tore a calf muscle, have a torn meniscus, and lots of bruising

my sister continues to be stupid - i refuse to visit my parents when she is around

wanting more and more to buy a house to rent out, as well as a new car, and do a few additions to our house... money... never have enough of it

i have found the best new moisturizing product ever - argan oil

Get to go visit my best friend this month and see his little one... so excited!!!!

want a luxury car at that - even cpo - certified pre owned - it is not like i'm driving a lot now, and i don't plan to hold onto it after it hits 100k. sure it costs a little more, but its about the thrill of driving as far as I'm concerned. my partner thinks otherwise. we have his old luxury suv deal, his convertible, and my fuel efficient car. we have talked about going more fuel efficient - prius like - but part of me wants a luxury car - i feel like i should be moving up - not staying the same and also not compartmentalizing myself into something

my car could get about $6-7k right now. its nearly at 100k, so needs about $300 for the tune up and then about $450 in other work. so i would be putting $750 in a car that i'm going to keep for another year. i don't like that idea. dang cars being expensive.

got to go see country singer dolly last month. she was amazing. she was so affable and we ran into her a couple times prior to the show

have a few more divas planned this year like reba and cher

need a massage badly - i have been having lots of neck and shoulder knots,a nd my hands have been tensing up and developing knots. it perplexes the therapist why/where they come from, and i am at a loss. it hurts and times where i can't make a fist. my regular doc just dismissed it saying it was probably some movement i was making

i'm watching eyewitness news now, and omg, elex michaelson drives me crazy. i swear, i don't know why he is a lead reporter. i'm not sure he can tell a complete story, or even one that is unbiased. oh, and he has a creepy look. he needs to go.  sure hope he doesn't replace john hartung on the weekend broadcast - i will not be able to watch. rob hayes is hard to watch also, and is only worthy of a reporter. he seems uncomfortable on the anchor desk, regardless of how many times he fills in.

my anxiety has been acting up. no bueno. i hate it. it makes some days tough.