Friday, February 26, 2010

a little thing called...professionalism

What happened to professionalism?
Did they stop handing that out with realty degrees?

My current roomies, aka the two best friends sisters EVER, and I have decided to rent a house in August. We are just tired of living in an apartment complex full of crazy college kids. We do not drink or party and we go to bed at a reasonable hour because we work for a living. So, the music so loud the actual lyrics are crystal clear throughout our entire apartment until 3am and the drunken parties every other night of the week are getting a LITTLE old. 

We made an appointment with a local real estate company to view 3 available houses. We decided to use this company because they were signing leases for August now. Which is a good thing, right?!

 First, the lady is 20 minutes late to the first house. Then she does not "show" us any of the properties. She just kind of wanders around saying "oh yeah, this is the living room."
Really, we did not know that, how could you tell?!
She had never even been inside 2 of the 3 houses we looked at today! She also made the comment several times, "we really want to place a family in this house." She basically had the attitude that we were typical college kids and were willing to live anywhere, so she did not have to make an effort AT ALL.

Attitudes like that just piss me off. I am a grad student, A* is graduating from grad school in May {so techinically she will not be a college student in August}, and M* is a junior in college. A* & M* are sisters and A* & I have been best friends since we were 10 years old. We are family. Not just 3 kids who want to party and trash a house that does not belong to us. I know that I live in a college town and need to expect a certain amount of this kind of thinking. But I already have 2 degrees and I am in no way typical.  
Needless to say, they lost 3 clients today.

I will have to tell you about the 3 houses another time.
Let's just say...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

hamburgers may never look the same;)

Jaci at Me and My SoldierMan has changed her URL
and to celebrate she is having a fabulous giveaway!
Seriously doen't everybody love chick fil a.

Check out her new site here!

And be sure to answer a very deep, philosophical question about cows.
Intrigued yet?!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

words of wisdom wednesday

" A book?" "That's right. When I was your age, television was called books."
~The Princess Bride~

I had to share the best quote ever a quote from one of my favorite movies!
To share your own words of wisdom link up with Perpetual Newlyweds.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

fun times of procrastination

Saturday I had about 1,512 assignments to work on. But I had a rare Saturday off from work, so the besties and I painted pottery. We have a great little place here in town where you can paint pottery and make wonderful glass creations. We are going back this weekend to do some glass work. It is a great way to relax and forget about school & work for a couple of hours. Here are a few pics of the works in progress. They have to glaze & fire them which takes about 7-10 days. I will post a picture of the finished pieces when we pick them up.

our messy table!

M* decided to paint a travel mug

A* painted a trinket box

and I painted a square fluted bowl
I think I may use it as a fruit bowl or something.

What are some fun ways you procrastinate?

Monday, February 22, 2010

dear rain...

I usually love you.
I really do.
I am usually prepared for you.
Of course, the one morning I do not check the weather report and forget my umbrella, is the day that a monsoon hits south Georgia.
So next time could you wait until I am all the way to my car before you open the floodgates?!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

random saturday survey

If you want to join the fun of this survey link up with

1. How old do you look?
I would say I look like I am in my mid-20s which I am.

2. Where do you live?
about 50 miles from the beautiful Savannah, Ga

3. Are you waiting for something?
I guess I am currently waiting to be finished with my MBA so I can finally start a career.

4. What’s one pet peeve of yours that is not common?
When people do not refill the water pitcher.

5. Do you want/have kids?
As of right now, no.
I know I might change my mind later.
Even if I do decide to have kids one day I think I will adopt.

6. Have you ever thought about converting your religion?
I have a firm foundation in my beliefs and could not survive without my relationship with Jesus.

7. Last shocking news you heard?
A good friend of mine just found out he has cancer.

8. What was the last thing you drank?
water w/ lemon

9. Who do you most look like in your family?
Everyone says my oldest sister and I could be twins.
I just cannot see it;)

10. If you could have something right now, anything, what would it be?
unlimited funds!

11. Where does most of your family live?
South Georgia

12. Where did you grow up?
South Georgia

13. Where do you want to go on vacation?
I have a TINY obsession with Ireland.

14. Have you ever had a panic attack?
I am extremely claustrophobic.

15. What can’t you wait for?
working & living abroad

16. Have your parents ever smoked pot?
not that I am aware of

17. Want someone back in your life?
Not really.
There is a season for everything.

18. What do you order at the bar?
I do not drink.
So probably a good ole Coca-Cola!

19. When was the last time you cried really, really hard?
last June

20. Ever licked someone’s cheek?
that is a negative

21. What is your favorite thing to eat with peanut butter?
umm...peanut butter!
I ♥ peanut butter and could probably eat it on anything.
But it is best on a spoon right out of the jar...yum!

22. Where were you on July 4th, 2008?
in Georgia

23. What are your nicknames?
depends on who you are talking to

24. If you could go back in time, how far back would you go?
I would spend one more day with my Aunt Bell.
She raised me and sometimes I just ache for one of her hugs.

25. What is something you are passionate about?
I agree with Allison.
My religious and political beliefs.

Friday, February 19, 2010


I ♥ the Olympics!
Especially the Winter Olympics.
I love figure skating, ice dancing, snowboarding, skiing, luge, etc.
My absolute favorite is figure skating.
I had a VERY short lived dream as a kid about being a figure skater.
Living in south GA kind of put a damper on that dream.
I stayed up way to late last night watching the Men's Free Skate to see who would win the Gold.
{getting up for my 8am class today KILLED me}

{click on the link above to see his performance}

Evan Lysacek and Yevgeny Plushenko both skated amazing last night.
I cannot wait for ice dancing to start tonight!

What is your favorite sport to watch at the Winter Olympics?

{all pics courtesy of google images}

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

words of wisdom wednesday

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
~Albert Einstein~

Link up your own words of wisdom at Perpetual Newlyweds!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

i am a complete & utter idiot...

and i am NEVER overdramatic.
I had an exam tonight that was 20% of my grade.
I spent all day studying. {not to mention how much I studied this weekend}
I get to class ready to take the test.

When the girl next to me asks:
          "So, are you ready for the test?"
          "As ready as I will ever be."
          "How did you write your cheat sheet?"

See the professor allowed us to have a single sheet of paper with any notes we could fit on it to use on the test. And I COMPLETELY forgot about it. I do not forget things like that especially when it comes to school. I am totally kicking myself in the bum right now. I know I missed some questions that I would have gotten if I had a frigging cheat sheet. Of course, professors make exams a little harder when they allow you to use "cheat sheets." I really need to take something to improve my memory.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

dreams do come true♥

"Snow in the South is wonderful. It has a kind of magic and mystery that it has nowhere else. And the reason for this is that it comes to people in the South not as the grim, unyielding tenant of Winter's keep, but as a strange and wild visitor from the secret North."
 ~Thomas Wolfe~

my car

preparing for the EPIC snowball war

trampoline snow angel

our itty bitty snowman

snowman at the local donut shop this morning!

We had a blast playing in the snow last night.
This morning it was melting but it was fun while it lasted.
My nieces got to see snow for the first time yesterday too.
And they live on the GA/FL border.
My sis recorded them and sent it to me...priceless!

Sorry the pics are not of the best caliber.
I was having too much fun to really take my time.
Despite that I took over 100 pics last night!

Friday, February 12, 2010

dreaming of a white...friday night!

Guess what is forecasted for tonight...SNOW!
Granted I am not getting my hopes up too high.
But, hey, a girl can dream, right?!
They are actually saying there could be an accumulation of 1-3".
The last time it snowed here was 3 years ago and then it was just flurries.
I was 6 the last time snow actually accumulated and then it was only 1-2".
Last year when I lived in Chicago was my first experience with snow.
So, here's to dreaming of a white friday night in South Georgia!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

words of wisdom wednesday

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
~Charles Swindoll

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

calvin & hobbes=the greatest comic strip ever!

 In honor of 95% of the country buried in snow!
I am still just a little jealous.
We have not seen one. single. snowflake.

Monday, February 8, 2010

happy birthday sis!!

Happy Birthday to the greatest sister in the UNIVERSE!!
Here are just a few reasons why the above statement is fact & not just opinion:)

You have always believed in me and encouraged me to follow my dreams.
You have taught me what it means to be a mom.
{If I ever have kids and I am half as good a mom as you are my children will be blessed.}
You are the most giving & compassionate person I know.
Your walk with God is one I strive for daily.
Your capacity to love others is endless and quite amazing.
You have been the absolute best big sister!
{I am choosing to forget all of those torture seasons when I was little;) }
And you gave me a couple of fantastic nieces to spoil rotten!

I hope you know how much you are loved and appreciated.
May your birthday give you as much happiness as you give to everyone who knows you!
I love you bunches & bunches!

Friday, February 5, 2010

i would like to thank the academy...

The lovely Jaci @ Perpetual Newlyweds has given me an award!!

This is called The Bogart.
It means you're really going places, Baby.
You'll still be blogging about your great adventures 10 years from now,
and I'll still be reading them.

The Rules:
Link back to the blogger who sent you the award.
Post where you would like to be in 10 years.
Pass this on to 10 other special bloggers.

Where I'd like to be in 10 years:
In 10 years, I want to have a career {besides career student}.
I still do not know what that will look like yet.
Hopefully, I will be working abroad in some capacity.
I am not that concerned with being married and having a family by then.
I guess I am just a loner by nature.
So, 10 years = world traveler!!

I am passing this award onto these lovely ladies:
Jenny May @ The Swede Records
Megan @ Wandering DC was hard picking only ten! I read so many interesting blogs!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

2 down...88 to go

Last night was day 2 of P90X. This morning I. CANNOT. MOVE. I was not too sore yesterday after day1. But this morining it hurt to even turn over in bed. 7 is going to be fun! Hopefully, I will get better at this soon. Day 1 was Core Synergistics and I did not quite make it through the entire exercise. I had to stop with 16 minutes left. In all of the busyness of Tuesday I had only eaten 310 calories. Needless to say, I was a LITTLE light-headed before the workout was over. Last night was cardio and I made it all the way through the workout! I could not do all the reps but I tried every exercise. I am averaging about 10 reps depending on the exercise. But there were a few of the exercises that I could do all of the reps! Well, shoulders & arms and ab ripper x are tonight. We will see how it goes.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

words of wisdom wednesday

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
~Ronald Reagan

Link your own words of wisdom to Perpetual Newlyweds!