Friday, April 30, 2010

drum roll please

I had 42 entries {not too shabby} and according to the winning entry was #6.

The winner of my first giveaway is...

the lovely Jaci at Me and My Soldierman!
Y'all should really check out her blog!
She is pretty awesome!  {just saying}

Contact me so I can get your "winnings" to you!!
My email: driftsintorandomness{at}gmail{dot}com

Thursday, April 29, 2010

me...a procrastinator?? noooo!

I believe this is my first double post ever!
I saw this Calvin & Hobbes cartoon and it just sums my day up perfectly.
{I firmly believe there is a C&H cartoon for every situation}
Does anybody happen to have a completed paper on managing in the middle east handy?
If so, you are my new best friend ;)
Apparently I have conditioned my brain to only work at the last minute. I have tried for the last week to get this paper finished, but I would draw a blank whenever I sat down to write. It finally started to flow some at about 1 this morning. I am still not finished but it is coming along nicely. I may not get any sleep tonight, but it WILL be finished by 8 am Friday. Mainly because that is when it is due:)

Last day to enter my GIVEAWAY!
You want to win something fun...right?!


I want to live here...

Today is the last day to enter

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

words of wisdom wednesday

Only 1 more day to enter
my giveaway!

A Prayer in Spring
~Robert Frost~

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

last week...

Only 2 more days to enter

...of classes!!
I have a 15-20 page research paper
and the consulting project from hell due friday.
Seriously, it is impossible to please our Prof.
My group has turned in 2 rough drafts
and she butchered both of them.
None of us in my group are idiots.
All of us have more than 1 degree already.
We know how to write a paper.
We just do not get what she wants
and she is VERY vague when you talk to her.
So, if I can get through Friday I am golden.
Finals are next week
and they cannot come soon enough!
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Monday, April 26, 2010

more proof that i am a geek:)

Be sure to enter my first giveaway!

I completely nerded out over the History Channel's
America: The Story of Us!
My minor for undergrad was history.
So, I know US history backwards and forwards.
But I cannot resist a good telling of American history.
I was riveted to the TV for all 2 hours of last nights episode
and CANNOT wait for next weeks episode.
It is a good thing that I do not try to hide my geekiness.
I have a feeling I would be found out quickly;)

I was not completely thrilled with some of their commentators.
Seriously, Donald Trump?!
And the commentary was a little cliched,
but I loved the visual effects.
{Who doesn't love slow-mo musket fire?!}
Overall, it was totally worth 2 hours of my life!

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

northern lights

I have always wanted to go to Alaska and see the northern lights.
The phenomena looks so pretty in pictures and I have heard that it is just awesome in person.

Well, if you want to take a trip to Iceland you can see them there right now too.
These pictures are just amazing!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Friday, April 23, 2010

i am a winner :D

I won my first giveaway!!!

The lovely ladies at BonBon Rose have the best giveaways
and I was lucky enough to win during their Spring Fling giveaway week.
A big Thank You to Kristin and Megan.

I received this fabulous cuff in the mail a few days ago and I absolutely LOVE it!

It is from Blue Hour Designs y'all should really check out her shop on Etsy.
She has some great pieces!
{plese excuse the pics. i was at work and took them on my phone}

Speaking of giveaways, remember to enter my

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I cannot believe I have written 100 posts.
I probably should have hit this milestone before now;
but I am so bad about posting everyday.
Thank you to everyone who reads my blog.
I really do love all of your comments.
They truly do make my day!

In honor of this momentous occasion,
I am announcing my very first

Here is the bundle of goodies that could be yours.

~Just for my curiosity, why do you read my blog and what are your favorite parts. {1 ENTRY}
~Give me a shout out on your blog! {2 ENTRIES}
~Become a follower! Current followers count. {7 ENTRIES}

Giveaway closes one week from today!!
Good Luck!

Monday, April 19, 2010


I am a country girl.
I cannot help it; it's in the blood.
I rarely miss a country music award show.
So, I stayed up too late last night watching the ACMs.
As usual, it was very entertaining!

Reba was a beautiful and hilarious host.
{I hope I look half as good as she does when I am her age.}
Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum, two of my favorites,
won awards and gave wonderful performances!

Love this song!
{I could not find last nights performance but this is the music video}

Of course, there were some fabulous fashions!

What was your favorite part of the ACMs?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

great finds

After scouring the world wide web,
I have found a few options for a professional bag.
Overstock may be my new best friend.
They have amazing prices; all of the ones I like
were at least 50% off their original price.

Here is what I have found so far.

I really like the first 3!
Which one gets your vote?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I need your advice.
Yes, you.
My best friend of 15 years is graduating with her Master's next month.
I want to get her a briefcase/work bag for her 1st professional job.
But the prices of the ones I have seen so far are outrageous.
I am still in grad school so I cannot afford to pay $300+.
Do any of you know of any places I could order a bag for a reasonable price?
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Time is running out on me.
I do not want to get her a typical brown or black bag.
That just would not fit her personality.
I want it to have some color.
I think maybe a red bag would be cute but still professional.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give!
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Monday, April 12, 2010

weekend fun♥

I had so much fun with my sis and her fam this weekend!
Their visit was much too short.
We spent the day in Savannah Friday.
We walked down River Street and bought souvenirs.

Then we walked around some of the squares and went to Forsyth Park.

We even visited Bonaventure cemetary...made famous by
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Saturday, we spent the day at Tybee Island.
It was a little chilly to actually get in the water.
But we flew kites, played in the sand, and got our feet wet.

They left Saturday night with two exhausted princesses!
We packed a ton of stuff into the two days they were here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

family visits

My big sis, her hubby, and my 2 favortie little people aka my nieces are coming to visit me this weekend. My sis has never been to Savannah before so I am going to take them Friday and we are going to play tourist! Then Saturday we are going to Tybee Island to soak up some sun. I have not seen them since Christmas so I am super excited about their visit. I cannot believe it has been 4 months since I last saw them. I know my nieces have grown a foot. The are growing up so fast. My oldest niece, W, is 12 and my younger niece, C, is 10...time flies! Talking on the phone just is not the same. I cannot wait to go to the Carter's outlet with my sis and dream about all of the clothes I can buy the baby when we find out what it is. She officially told the rest of the family Sunday!! I am scouring the internet for a "World's Greatest Aunt" outfit that I will demand be worn ALL OF THE TIME;) you think the sis will go for it??? That made me think of my favorite aunt story. C's first word was my name!! Not mama or dada but my name. I still do a little happy dance every time I think about it and that was 10 years ago.

Do you have any fun stories about your nieces/nephews???

Monday, April 5, 2010

presentation part uno

The first part of my marketing presentation was this morning. It went fairly well. I am usually a nervous wreck before any public speaking engagement. But this morning I was too tired to be nervous. We were at the library until 1am. So, I only got about 2 hours of sleep. The prof said he really like what we are doing so far. Friday is our big finale!!

Any public speaking horror stories to share??

Friday, April 2, 2010

group projects

I am not a fan of group projects. I would much rather do all of the work on my own. Logic would tell you that you would have less work to do when working with a group. In my experience this is not the case. I have a major presentation next week that is going to take place over 2 class periods. This is a group project. We had a meeting with our prof today to show him our powerpoint for the presentation. Two of the members of my group did not have their portion of the powerpoint finished. I have never shown a professor an incomplete project. I am a procrastinator. I get it. But there comes a point when your work should be finished. Two of us had all of our information completed and we had the larger portions of the presentation. So, the professor did not say anything about it being incomplete. It just irritated me a little bit because we all get one grade.

On a much happier note:
I hope all of you have a Blessed and
Happy Easter!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

thank you, thank you very much!

Last week, the lovely Holly at Scattered Words gave me an award.
Thanks a million Holly!!
I am still amazed when someone leaves a comment much less gives me an award!

The Rules:
List 10 things you may find interesting about me
Nominate 7 other bloggers to do the same

1. I have been in school for 20 years straight.
I have not taken one break from school since Kindergarten.
Not counting summer breaks.

2. My best friends and I have been best friends for 15 years.
We have known each other for about 16 years,
but we could not stand each other at first.
It is so funny how stuff works out!

3. I have never had a boyfriend or been on a date.
See number one for the reason.
I have always been focused on finishing school first.
And surprisingly enough this fact rarely bothers me.
Every once in a while I will get bummed about it.
But the way I see it I still have plenty of time.
And if God has someone out there for me it will happen
and I will not have to search it out.
I am really happy being suits me!

4. I absolutely, positively hate hot weather.
You will NEVER hear me complain about it being cold.
I was born in South Georgia and heat has always been my enemy.
If you ever hear a Southerner say,
"You get used to the heat."
I especially hate those triple digit days with 100% humidity.
Can you tell I am not looking forward to summer?

5. I am already planning my sister's baby shower.
I know she just found out she was pregnant.
And has not told anyone else but me & her hubby.
I just cannot stop myself.
It is my duty to spoil my nieces (& possibly nephew) rotten.
Even before they are born!

6. WOW! It is really hard thinking of 10 interesting things about me.
I do not find myself particularly interesting!

7. I have read an entire encyclopedia.
I know this screams MAJOR DORK!
One summer, when I was about 10 or 11,
I ran out of books to read at home.
Library day was still a week away.
So, I decided to read our encyclopedia set.
I finished it that week.
Hmm, I wonder if this one & #3 have any links:)

8. Okay, I am out of interesting stuff!!

I pass this award on to all of my wonderful followers!!
Especially, if you read this entire post;)