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The Bright Glow Of A Computer Screen

It’s almost turning 6:30am and I have yet to go to sleep. My mind and body are at war with each other. While my body is saying “Go to sleep already! You’re killing me!”, my mind is saying “Nope! I’m not ready for you to fall asleep! You must dwell and dwell and dwell!” Gosh darnit, I’m tired of dwelling. Well, actually, it’s not really dwelling. You know when your mind decides that it wants to think about stuff you want to do the next day or the next few days? Yup, that’s me. I’d think about what kind of music to add to the iPod (mainly old country and 70s love songs. Infomercials are the best way to get ideas! Thanks, Timelife!) or what I should blog about when I am coherent enough to form a simple sentence.  Well, I’m certainly coherent enough.

I was in bed for 3 hours, tossing and turning trying to turn my mind off. The room was cool enough, so I didn’t have a problem with it being hot. My cat was at the foot of the bed fast asleep. She had the perfect idea. Sometimes, I wish my body was almost like a cat’s- no problem falling asleep wherever my body was. Although sleeping for 16 hours doesn’t seem like the most fulfilled life, at least they are able to sleep.

There really is not point to this post. I guess I was just pointing out my distaste for sleep- or lack thereof. At first, I thought I had something that worked- Unisom. For a while, it actually did work. After taking it, 2 hours later I would be sound asleep. Not even a train running into the house could wake me up. I guess when you live in a house that has paper thin walls (literally, we have no insulation!!), eventually your sleeping trick turns out to be a traitor.

I constantly joke “Who needs sleep?” To be quite honest, it would be nice if I did! I’ve tried everything and nothing works. I guess I’m just going to be an insomniac for my natural born life.

Insomnia does have it’s perks, though. You get to watch the sun come up. It’s gorgeous, by the way. You get to plan out your day, even if it means catching cat naps. Cat naps are fantastic! Last but not least… Okay, so it only has 2 perks. Oh who am I kidding… You become a walking zombie when you’ve been up for 24 hours. If you want to be cast as a zombie in a horror movie, you have the mental part down, all you need is the makeup! Okay Stephen King, I’m ready!

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A Chocoholic Goes Grocery Shopping

If you’re a lover of chocolate like me, then you’ll know exactly how I feel! As a lover of chocolate, even a Snickers commercials makes you drool! Well, last night was no exception. Except, however, that it didn’t involve Snickers or a commercial. It did involve chocolate, I promise that!

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Last night we needed to go grocery shopping. It was near 8pm, so I figured it wouldn’t be that hot. It was. Never underestimate the power of heat and humidity. You step outside and it’s like you’re being engulfed by a flame-less fire. Okay, maybe it wasn’t that hot, but you get the idea of it. So, my sister, dad, and myself piled into the car and headed to WalMart.

Personally, I didn’t think that WalMart was going to be busy on a Thursday night. I usually thought they crowded the stores on Fridays and the weekend. Again, I was wrong. It was crowded and people were, it seemed, in a bad mood. I blamed it on the heat.

So, we’ve gotten almost everything. We were only missing 2 items: stuffing and “Thank You” cards. We knew where the cards were- on the other side of the darn store. We had no idea where the boxes of stuffing were! We checked down almost every isle that contained boxes. Well, I decided to try the cake mix aisle. Bad bad idea!

I stopped in front of the chocolate frosting to see if my sister or dad was behind me. When I looked and saw what was in front of me, I started drooling!! I grabbed 5 tubs of the chocolate frosting into my arms and attempted to put them into basket when they stopped me. Sasdly, I put all 5 tubs back onto the shelf and walked away.

Perhaps one day I will get my chocolate frosting! Perhaps one day…

Re-Doing The Bedroom

This fall, I have decided it would be a good time to redo my bedroom. Right now, nothing matches. In fact, we have 3 different types of curtains on 3 different windows. Since moving into the house in 2002, we haven’t been able to put a decorating sense into it. Now that I will be attending college in a few years, I have been bitten by the decorating bug. My sister and I have been planning on what to do with the very white bedroom walls. I call them  “hospital white.” The white just seems so impersonal. It screams “I have no personality!” In fact, the bedroom has tons of personality. You can see the Twilight posters on the wall, tons of UT stuff, and the occasional greeting card. We have some photos, but not a lot. Most of them are of Piranah (my favorite underground metal band from Tennessee).

Although we don’t have a lot of what we want put on paper, I have many ideas on what I would love to do! First, we need to settle this bed thing once and for all. There are 2 different types of comforters and 8 different types of pillows. It’s such a hodge-podge of things! I’m hoping to find a bed set that is more black than anything. Then maybe, just maybe, the bedspread will actually match one of the curtains. Yes, we have a black curtain on one of the windows. It helps keeps light out… well, somewhat. I’ve never actually had a bed set that matched, but it would be nice to have one! I’ve been doing some online browsing and as soon as I see one that would look gorgeous, I start drooling. I hate it when that happens.

Next we must talk about the walls. Those impersonal, boring walls. We have been thinking about doing a few things. We could paint somewhat of a mural on there. Then again, I have no idea how to draw a giant mural. Stencils seem to be the best option. Then, we’ve also talked about painting different characters on the walls. When I say characters, I mean things or items that bring us joy and would be pleasant to look at. No one is going to be in the bedroom except us, so if we mess up a tiny bit, we’ll just call it abstract art. I’ve always wanted to be an artist. I’ve even looked at wall decals for ideas, but every time I saw one I liked, I thought of another room it would look perfect in- not the bedroom.

We have hardwood floors. In the winter, those floors get extremely cold. I’m talking 2 pairs of socks and tennis shoes cold. So, I have been on the look-out for a rug. I’m not sure if I’m looking for a black rug, red rug, or a mixture of both. I’m guessing that a mixture of both  might bring some color into a black room. I’ve been looking at the Flor website for ideas and boy, I am drooling again. I think I’ve almost picked out the perfect rug for the bedroom. Not only would it look good, it would keep the cats and our feet quite warm. One decision down, a million more to go!

I have mentioned it before, but we have 3 different types of curtains. One is black, and the other two are white and blue, but with different designs. We’ve never thought of changing them- until now. Well, really, I’ve thought of changing them, I’ve just never had the money. I have no idea what colors to choose. Do I go with black to match the bed? Or do I go with red to match the rug? It’s all so confusing!!! Or do I switch and go with red AND black? Interior decorating apparently doesn’t come easy by some. No wonder why I quit watching those shows on HGTV!

I think I better start ordering samples to get a good idea on beds, rugs, and curtains or I am going to be in trouble come fall!

The Sunday Lazies

It’s Sunday afternoon and the only thing I have accomplished was a meal. Well, to be honest, it truly wasn’t a meal. Last night, once again, I did not sleep well. The pets were very restless- which kept waking me up. I suspect this is the reason why I slept until 139pm. So with the lack of energy or motivation to do anything, everything I wanted to do today will get done tomorrow. Who else is having a case of the lazy Sunday?

Drool Worthy

I have compiled my own little list of people that make me drool! Yesterday evening I was watching a Kamelot video. Now, everyone knows how much I love Kamelot. I love Roy Khan even more. I don’t know what it is that makes me love him! Thanks to my sister, she keeps me stocked up with plenty of pictures by either e-mailing them to me, sending them over Twitter, or just showing me. She’s feeding my addiction! Okay, I really wouldn’t call it an addiction.

roykhanMeet Roy Khan- lead singer of Kamelot. He was really born in Norway, but when you listen to the live version of “Shadow of Uther,” you can’t really tell! He looks amazing and his voice is just spectacular. That is why he is Number 1 on my Drool Worthy list!

johnny-deppSay “Hello” to Johnny Depp. We know him as Captain Jack Sparrow and Willy Wonka and Edward Scissorhands. He also did voice-over for Victor Van Dort in Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride.” He is a very talented actor and sexy to boot! This is why Johnny makes Number 2 on my Drool Worthy list- although him and Khan are kind of tied.

georgestraitMeet my 3rd love- George Straight a.k.a The King of Country! I have dreamt about seeing him in concert- only to realize it was just a dream. Perhaps one of these days my wish will come true and I will get to see him! Until then, he will play on my iPod, in my car, and in my dreams! Again, he is tied with Johnny and Khan, but I needed to put him somewhere. This is why George is Number 3 on my Drool Worthy list!

Tom-Hanks101We all recognize this face. This is Tom Hanks. He’s played in Forest Gump, Castaway, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and many many other movies. He is fantastic at what he does, and he puts you right there where he is in the movie. You can actually feel him falling in love with Kathleen Kelly in You’ve Got Mail. This is why Tom is Number 4 on my Drool Worthy list!

sexy-house0309hugh-laurieHugh Laurie… Mr House. While he tries to save his patients, his witty comebacks make him.. well, drool worthy! Born in England, you would never realize it when you do see an episode of House! Both of his charm, his acting, and his accent put him Number 4 on my Drool Worthy list!

So to those Drool Worthy on here, keep doing what you are doing- it works!
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Dating=Clueless

Apparently, I am absolutely clueless when it comes to dating, or anything centered around dating. They really need to come out with a “Dating For Dummies” book for us, well, dating dummies. I apparently have a big question mark on my forehead when figuring out how to go about getting a date. That question mark does go away after I’ve figured it out- though it’s too late. Then, I feel like a complete dork. I don’t plan on changing my personality. People say I’m quirky, sweet, and caring. So, I’m dorky enough to laugh at a car insurance commercial. I’m nice enough to let someone cut in front of me when I’m standing in line with groceries. I’m caring enough to help someone with their down on their luck. Yay me!

Maybe I should change my wardrobe. I wear too much black. No, I’m not going through a depressive-gothic phase; they just look and make me feel better. Although, I do have other colors- it mainly consists of a bright pair of fuchsia pants- which, although being born in the 80s, still makes me feel as if I should have some Hendrix playing on the 8 track while I figure out world peace. Yes, I know all about the 8 track tape. My mother used to have one when I was little, and oddly enough, it still worked. It probably would have been worth a ton of money right now if Mother Nature wasn’t so upset.

I seem to have gotten sidetracked by a decade I was never a part of. So yes, I have different colored clothes, but I’ve gotten so used to black. Maybe I should get a long-flowing, flower-print skirt that will either make me feel as if I’m a young girl in Spain, who is writing a romance novel and checking out the architecture; or a 30-something single woman, with a cat and loves to garden, living in the middle of the country. However, I don’t think I would become the single woman who loves to garden- I have no green thumb. It’s more of a purple thumb, really. Even though the death of a plant may not have died directly because of me, I can’t help but feel bad about it.

So while I am clueless on dating, I’m even more clueless on why I decided to write a post on how clueless I am. Maybe in time I’ll actually find the answer to that burning question. Perhaps some other time. Right now, I’m too busy shopping for that house in Spain (only joking.)

Girls Night Out Recap

Last night we had a girls night out- as you probably already know. Boy did we have fun! At first we just drove around the city. The sun was setting and there wasn’t much to do at 8pm at the time. My sister, however, got some gorgeous pictures of the sun setting. So, before I get on with the story, I will post those pictures so you can see how well my sister knows her photography. Of course, she is the photography genius in the house.

Sunset Over Jack In The Box

Sunset Over Jack In The Box

Sunset over a field?

Sunset over a field?

See how great she is at the camera? Way to go, Sis!

So, what did we do after wasting gas for about 30 minutes? Someone got hungry. Not only me, but camerawoman got hungry, too. Wait… I forgot something. We took a picture at the beginning of our night out of us together. Look how excited Elvira is…

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Awww!

I wonder why she isn’t smiling. Most of the time, I don’t have my glasses on when I take pictures. This was a different situation. I use my glasses mostly for when I drive. This time we stopped in the HEB parking lot and took this picture. It was the closest one to us.

So back to being hungry. We could not decide what we wanted to eat. At that time, I was craving everything. Pizza, Chinese, Subway, hamburgers, Tex-Mex. What did we decide on? We decided on Subway. So, I pulled into the Subway parking lot (another parking lot not far from HEB!), and we chose who would go in and get it. Angela volunteered. We ended up getting a tuna with everything except jalapenos and onions. I felt sorry for sis. Apparently, their air conditioner in the store wasn’t working and so the store was hot hot hot. Next time, I go in. We shared a foot long sub. She got half, and I got half.

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Nom nom nom.

Most of the time I don’t like pictures of me eating being taken, but hey, this was something we may not do for quite a while. By the way, the sub tasted great!!

Since we didn’t get any drink with our food, we decided after eating all of that, we were extremely thirsty. I didn’t want a soda because I was going to get one later. I started craving a milkshake really badly. Sugar rush to the rescue! We drove to Whataburger (I love their shakes!) and we both got a vanilla shake, but she got a small and I got a medium. Told you I was craving one!

So, after getting our drink, we drove around a little bit more so we could finish them. I’ve come to realize that most people don’t get out on Saturday night until really late- but I didn’t want to wait until 10pm to get out. I was bored. We needed something to do!

After an hour and a half or more of being out, we decided to stop by the Corner Store and head on home. It was a bad idea to go down a rough street with a lot of ice cream in your stomach. It felt like you were a rollercoaster and you were going to just toss your cookies. No tossing of the cookies happened. We went into the store and got a gallon of milk and sodas not only for us, but our parents, too.

Fast forward to us getting home. We drove up to the front of the house (we have no driveway), and took one last picture of us together. So, as soon as my sister got out of the car, the handle on the very cheap plastic bag broke that held the milk. Well, there went that gallon of milk. It’s a good thing we didn’t want any more dairy products!

So, although the night seemed to be a great one, it ended with spilled milk and full and yet, happy tummies!

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