Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

I just looked and saw that it has been 10 days since I've written a new blog. Is my life that boring? Anyway, its New Years Eve and I'm pretty excited about that. Not as much about getting to celebrate tonight, but more b/c I am off work tomorrow. I think thats a sign of my age. We are going over to friends' houses to celebrate. Several of our theatre friends have condos in the same complex and are all opening their houses for the festivities.
On a grander note, my good friend and former roomate Katie just found out she is pregnant! Yes, there is a bun in the oven! I'm excited for her. He/she will be very cute and very tan. hahaha. Congrats Katie and Brett! So now, I have 4 babies on the way...if I am leaving your baby out I'm sorry! Lenzie, Haley, Katie, and Glenn's gf Beth!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Blog of Blessings!

Its the merriest time of year and with everything going on around me I just feel the need to thank God and recognize how blessed I am. My family are here and healthy. My fiancee is wonderful. There arent money problems or illnesses. I seem to take life for granted and how blessed I have been. Its time to stop and praise Jesus for giving me all that I don't deserve. By the grace of God I am still here and I will be thankful! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sips N Strokes

So lately I have been really into Sips N Strokes. For those who aren't familiar, there is a local artist in Birmingham, Wendy Lovoy, that came up with this stroke of genius (no pun intended). She posts a calendar of paintings for every single night. You can sign up for whatever painting you like and for $25.00 you get the lesson, canvas, and all the paints. She basically teaches you step by step how to paint it all the while you are "sipping" your preferred beverage. This is usually wine, but I've seen a few beers slip in the mix. Brent went one time as 1 of 2 guys amongst 50 women. His was better than mine, no lie. Me gusta Sips N Strokes! Here are some of my masterpieces.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Some of you might not know the extent of my germaphobness, but it was just pointed out to me that I am a little over the top about germs. For example, when I use the restroom at work I immediately wash my hands with soap and water and grab a paper towel, then I grab an extra paper towel to open the door with. I keep that same paper towel to open the door to our office so that I have basically skipped all virus zones on my way from the bathroom. I can't stand for food to touch my hands at all. If I'm in the kitchen cooking (which really doenst happen so Im not sure why this is an example) but I end up washing my hands about 10-15 times. It even bothers me to turn off the shower b/c my hands have to touch the shower knobs AFTER I'm clean. I dont trust knobs or handles in any sense. The worst thing that could happen would be to have to shake a strangers hand and then pump gas. This is why I carry Germ X with me at all times. You just never know what is out there on things that you touch daily. I truly believe that b/c of my caution I have not gotten sick this year, while everyone else in my office has been hacking up lungs. Hmmm,what do you think?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wii are so excited!!!

It all started this time last year when Brent played our friend Holly's Wii. He was obsessed with it! I think he kept waiting for the price to go down to buy one, but instead they are impossible to find at ALL for any price. The only option for Christmas is to go on EBAY and pay an incredibly inflated amount just to have one by Christmas. So, the retail price on these gems is $250.00. I decided to make it my mission to bid on one on Ebay and win at that price. Really? No, this did not happen. Brent kept upping his MAX price b/c he wants really wants that to be the BIG Christmas gift for the girls this year. FINALLY, it happened. I bid on a "slightly used" Wii with several games included for the grand totol (with shipping) of .........$378.00! Can you believe that? The new ones are all up to about $475-$500. So, in a sense we got a cheaper one. Its all relative though. I feel like I shoudlnt be this happy since they retail at $250 and we are paying $100 more for a used one. However, we got one and now everyone's Christmas will be Merry! Hahaa (I'm not really that materialistic, I promise)

"A Christmas Carol" and Chocolate!

The show Brent is directing and I am choreographing opens today for the first school show! They will have 6 school shows and then Friday opens up the public performances. It was 100% better last night than Monday, but there are still several kinks to be worked out. The kids I've taught are really great kids and I am very proud of what they have done. This experience has been a very new, fresh and exciting thing for me. I can't wait to see how they have improved on Friday night.
On a different note, Meg told me that she went online to TMobil and got a free phone upgrade, so I decided to look on Verizon and do the same. Just as I'd hoped they too were offering a free upgrade. So, I ordered the LG Chocolate in Black Cherry. It was too good to be true b/c it truly was free (even shipping) and the phone is awesome. It has touch sensitive keys and when you press CLEAR or SPK it vibrates a little. I am not very advanced in the technology world. I don't own a laptop or have an IPOD. I just recently bought a digital camera. Anywho, point is, this phone is way more advanced than I am. You should go online to your cell phone provider and see if they are offering new phones!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Jib Jab/Elf Yourself

The latest craze seems to be the Jib Jab Movies and during the holiday season "Elf Yourself" I can't imagine anyone NOT knowing what I'm talking about since I have recieved about 65 from people who have elfed themselves. For me it all started with Jib Jab because someone at work sent a mass "jab" with two guys from work and their heads on hula girls bodies. It was hilarious and from there I spent the rest of the day "making movies". So, this is my favorite one of me and Brent.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Next up....

INTO THE WOODS! Well, at least auditions. I am definately auditioning this weekend and Brent might. He is still on the fence. The thing is I only really want one part that is going to be really hard to get, which is Little Red Riding Hood. If you don't know the show it is basically a mix of several fairytales with lots of depressing twists, but alot of cleverness as well. It Sondheim music which is very "different", but good. Anyway, its just a great show and I would love to be in it. If I dont get cast, it will be fine b/c I really need to do several other things with my free time, but I haven't been IN a show since June. Anywho, I'll keep you posted.
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3: 12-14