Sunday, January 28, 2007


I had an awesome time going on a day hike today with EKU's Adventure Program. It was snowing and just BEAUTIFUL!! See...

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Saturday Silliness...

If your life was a movie, what would the soundtrack be?

1. Open your mp3 library
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press Play.
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the Next button.
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool.
7. Don't skip songs.

My Movie:

1. Opening credits: Girls not Grey--AFI

2. Waking up: Sweet Melissa--Pat McGee Band

3. First day of school: Helena--My Chemical Romance

4. Fight song: Sugar We're Going Down--Fallout Boys

5. Breaking up: Fum, Fum, Fum--Mannheim Steamroller (for that Christmas break-up I guess)

6. Happiness: Easy as the Rain--The Little Willies

7. Life's okay: Pink Triangle--Weezer

8. Mental breakdown: Storm Coming--Gnarls Barkley

9. Driving: Guess Things Happen That Way--Johnny Cash

10. Flashback:More Than I Can Take--Fallout Boy

11. Getting back together: Breathing Meditation--Deepak Chopra

12. Wedding song:Make Them Hear You--Black Eyed Peas

13. Birth of first child: Crickets at night (nature sounds)

14. Final battle scene:Hypnotise--the White Stripes

15. Death scene:Now and Always--David Grey

16. Funeral song:Girl from Athens--Pat McGee Band

17. End credits:December--George Winston

Try it out and let me know what you's kinda fun! ;)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Geography anyone?

So, I tried out my geography skills when it came to Africa and the Middle was bad, embarrassingly bad...

I figured I'd post it so you can either join the "Wow, I really don't have a freakin' clue where anything is" club or, if you do well, be my geography tutor ;)

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Nothing like the smell of...

So I started drinking green tea, enough caffiene to get me going in the morning (without the crash that coffee gives me), antioxidants, whatever else...

But then this morning, I smelled it and thought, "Gosh, that really reminds me of something. What is it?"

Another sniff and it pops into my head, "Poultry barn..."

I'm not sure how often I'll be drinking green tea in the future.


Saturday, January 20, 2007


So, of course, being the obsessive person that I am, I did drive 35 miles (roundtrip) to buy the second book, New Moon (but I am going to buy the first book from Amazon to save myself some money) and I just finished it. It was wonderful, but I'm always a little sad when I finish a book. I get so sucked in that when I get to the last page, it's almost a shock to realize that it's not real, not actually happening, that the characters don't actually exist...and that I can never read that book for the first time again. It's like the day after Christmas...

Thursday, January 18, 2007


So I'm usually a fairly normal person (ok...don't laugh ;) ) but recently I've become more than a little obsessed over a few things...

Like yesterday, I started reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (and, of course, finished it) and I honestly cannot stop thinking about it. I guess teenage vampire love stories really do it for me, who knew?!? I've even been to the authors website, which has only made it worse...because she has "soundtracks" to go along with her now, on top of really, really needing the next book, I also need to steal all those songs off the internet (I mean, go to itunes and purchase them all in the legal fashion). Our library here has two copies of the next book but they're both checked my very next thought is that I need to drive to Lexington where I could buy both books, and if necessary, I could read my borrowed Twilight over again to tide me's straight up craziness, seriously...

The author is also an Orson Scott Card fan (so much in common, maybe I'm destined to write bestselling young adult novels...). If I haven't sold you on vampire stories, at least go out and read Enders Game and Enders Shadow. After reading those, I spent some time wondering whether I could call my far-off-future child Ender, without him getting beat up on the playground (unlikely). So when I end up with a dog/fish/houseplant named "Ender," you'll know why.

My other obsession, which isn't as new and not quite as scary, is Grey's Anatomy. I really never thought I'd be "that person" but I have honestly said things like "I really hope George and Callie get back together. They're cute together." I know they're characters. I know they aren't real. But for that hour, it's like they are, like there really is a hospital where all the surgeons are gorgeous and involved in crazy love triangles--I also love that Meredith snores (because all wonderful, intelligent, beautiful girls snore, right? ;) ) so, yeah...obsessed...

Two other obsessions:

Knee High Smartwool Socks with dots They're Smartwools, they're warm, they wick away sweat, they're knee high AND they have polka dots on does not get better than this. I am currently planning to move somewhere cold enough to wear them everyday.

Fiestaware (my current favorite color is Peacock) but since I already have a set in Peacock, as soon as pay day gets here, I'm buying a turquoise set (so much for saving all my money ;) ) They seriously make me happy every time I use them. I had no idea it was possible to be this excited about dishes...

So there you go, a peek into my head...apparently it's filled with vampires, surgeons, socks and dishes...

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

abbie = investment expert?

That's right...I spent all day today learning about investing, saving for retirement, stocks, bonds, etc. etc...all interesting stuff (seriously, I am actually interested in financial planning)...I'm excited that now I can look at the stock ticker and understand what the numbers mean...I don't think I'll be buying any stock, but I do know what the numbers mean

However, now I'm stuck with the overwhelming feeling that I should save all my money and NOT BUY ANYTHING ELSE...

Luckily, I think with some sleep, that feeling will pass ;)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hardcore walking...

I decided that I'd use netflix to try out some new fitness DVDs. Partially to help inspire me to keep my exercising resolution and partially because, even on the 2 at a time plan, I run out of movies I want to see..., I got Leslie Sasone's Walk Away the Pounds 30 minute walk. Oh my goodness...that's some serious walking! Luckily, even though it's hardcore, it's not too complicated for the totally uncoordinated (um, like me). It's also nice to do a workout where you can actually do everything they show you (I can do most of the things on my yoga dvds, but pilates..not so much). I may have to keep this dvd for awhile...

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Oh my I finally decided to put all my favorite photos in one place...and now I am TOTALLY addicted to flickr! I want to take a zillion more pictures right now so I have more to put up. I want to stay up all night looking at other people's pictures. I want to watch my page like a hawk to see when people look at mine and which ones they look at the most and who comments on what...

I'm also in love with the flickr badge I have here on my blog...isn't it cute? =)

It's bad...really bad... ;)

Luckily, spending less time online wasn't one of my resolutions--and I'm actually doing pretty well with those...still need to read a book this week (which is what the weekend's for) and try a new recipe (also weekend...and I need to go to the grocery store first) and I only have to exercise ONE more time to get to three =)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

On with the new!

Well I've survived one day back at work after the long vacation, and I have been super busy around the house (packed up Christmas, re-potted my sickliest-looking house plant--looks better already, did dishes, changed burnt out lightbulbs, etc. etc.). Whew...

I really think it needs to get colder so I can go into hibernation mode...I could really go for some hibernating

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy 2007!

Wishing everyone the brightest and best 2007! This year, I'm planning on posting more often AND posting more pictures (which will require taking more pictures--never a bad thing).

My other resolutions:

Exercise 3 times a week

Try a new recipe once a week

Read one book a week

Maybe by posting them here I'll feel more accountable--like I HAVE to do them ;)