Friday, January 28, 2011

You Know What's Sad?

...Not being able to count...or read numbers.

In my last post I made a big hullabaloo about it being my 100th post. I even made LEGITIMATE Funfetti cupcakes complete with LEGITIMATE pink Funfetti frosting in celebration of the big day. Can you get any more legit than that? At this point I was legit. I was too legit. I was too legit to quit.

I was as happy as a tornado in a trailer park that I had reached such a momentous moment in my blogging life.

But then I looked again to see that wonderful {#100} next to my list of posts and found something that kicked me off my Funfetti pedestal faster than Chuck Norris can roundhouse kick your face.

The #100 was gone!


Someone stole my perfect #100!


And in its place, sticking out like a bulging white-head on the forehead of life was...

A freakin' #98!!! Ninety [bleepin] EIGHT posts? How can I have only written 98 flippin' posts?

At this point I am not legit. I am un-legit. And for that reason I must quit. (If you're lost at this point, you really need to makes friends with MC Hammer and the movie Hot Rod).

And am pretty much feeling like a dumbo idiot for not being able to distinguish a 98 from a 100.
I feel like so much time has been wasted. Time that I could have spent doing something less making Funfetti cupcakes WITHOUT Funfetti frosting. I could've saved $3.00 by making my own icing. And I can guarantee it would have been fun, too. Butter + shortening + vanilla + powdered sugar + more butter = cholesterolly fun goodness!

Even more upsetting than knowing that I obviously need to change my glasses prescription is knowing that I let you all down. I'm sure you each had your own Priscilla-inspired fiesta the night of my erroneous blog post. Did you make Funfetti cupcakes, too? Sorry about that. But at least you got to enjoy a tasty treat, right? Right.

So here's a toast to my 99th post of blogging awesomeness:

May you all have a prosperous week full of happiness and EXTREME anticipation for the real, honest-to-goodness legitimate 100th post of the century.

Trust me. This is gonna be big.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy 100th Post!

This is my 100th post on this blog! Ohmigosh! In celebration of this momentous event, I plan to make Funfetti cupcakes this evening. Nothing says celebration like rainbow-colored sprinkles in my cupcakes! Huzzah! But seriously, let's talk about Funfetti for a minute...

Just look at that deliciousness! I know Funfetti screams "7-year-old birthday party" but I don't care. I don't need fancy creme brulee to keep me happy, all I need is a tasty cupcake that looks like sprinkles are baked into the magic!

Moving on from my Ode to Funfetti, I'd like to make this 100th post a happy helping of things that have been on my mind lately. (I originally thought of listing 100 things I love, or 100 favorite foods, but let's be realistic. I don't have that kind of time. I've got Funfetti cupcakes to make tonight!

To begin, I have a serious crush on David Tennant (The 10th doctor on the BBC series Doctor Who). Bob introduced me to Doctor Who shortly after we got married. I gotta be honest here, I was hesitant to accept this crazy television show. The first doctor, Christopher Eccleston, just didn't catch my fancy. But as soon as Mr. Tennant became The Doctor, I became VERY interested in this show. I mean, just look at this:

 [Wolf Howl] Soooooo good looking! Talk about delicious! Mmm!

Is it crazy that I actually get giddy when I watch him? I haven't had a TV crush since J.T.T (ya know, Jonathan Taylor Thomas? I definitely crushed on him when I was a tween)! This is big stuff, folks. He and his Doctor Who costar, Catherine Tate will be performing together in Much Ado About Nothing May-August of this year and I would LOVE to go. I'm pretty sure I'd be like a pre-teen at a Justin Bieber concert if I went to this play. Do you think I could convince Bob to take me? I'm not so sure about that one. Not only are we on the lower-income side of things with both of us being in school, but this show is at the Wyndham's Theater in London. Did you catch that? London. Yeah...I definitely don't think we can afford a trip overseas.

...but a girl can dream, can't she?

Puh-puh-puh-puhlease take me to see him, Bob!

Okay, okay, enough of me gushing about my celebrity crush (though there's no guaranteeing that I won't mention it in the future). Let's move on to another topic:

They are everywhere! My life has been overcome by a baby explosion! And no, I am not pregnant and won't be for a while, but it sure seems like everyone around me is. Don't get me wrong, I'm very exciting for all my family and friends that are welcoming new little ones into their lives, but it's bugging me a little. Why? 'Cause I want one. I know it's not an ideal time for Bob and I to bring an [adorable] child into this world, but that doesn't change the fact that I've got babies on my mind. I'm getting tired of school really fast (hey, I've been going to classes almost every semester since Fall 2005!). I'm ready to have a house (or at least a slightly bigger place). I'm ready for a career. I'm ready to move to the next phase in my life (AKA no more school). I'm pretty sure Bob and I will have pretty babies. If they look anything like my cute niece, then we're golden:

Can you believe that this picture hasn't been retouched? I swear it looks like she should be advertising for Baby Gap or something! But alas, no babies for us until we are done with school. I can't even imagine how I would take care of the little one while being in school. I'll just have to be patient.

Next topic! I've been thinking a lot lately how I wish I were different that I am.
I wish I were more crafty. Then I could whip up some fantastic home decor and have a wonderfully fun and fresh living room! I could take some of my old clothes that I never wear and re purpose them into something new and fun. I frequent the Make It and Love It website and covet all the fun projects she puts up...[sigh] if only I had the time and talent to be a super cool crafter.

I wish I had a better singing voice so I could audition for some local plays. I really miss acting. I haven't been in a play since the Spring of 2005. Sadness. I always had so much fun performing in shows with my friends, but now it seems like you need to sing in your audition. I'm just not that secure with my singing voice to go out and introduce the world to my not-so-awesome voice. Sadness.

Speaking of things that I miss, I really miss dancing, too. Dancing was my life growing up. I remember dancing almost every day when I was on Cottonwood High's Dance Company. Sure, it was tough, but it was so much fun! I wish I could find some company to join, just for fun. (Plus, I could definitely benefit from the exercise)!
Well, I think this post is long enough for you all to stumble through. I cannot believe this is my 100th post. Have I really had that much to say? I suppose so. Until next time, you stay classy, Internet.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Oh, Hello 2011!

Hi friends. Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I feel like I have a lot less to blog about while in grad school. Things are pretty much the same from week-to-week. Study, sleep, eat, class, work... Sure, the occasional interesting thing happens, but the time just isn't there to share how my 7-year-old client told me I was going to 'Juvie' during one of our sessions.

So here's a summary of this last semester:
- Started school- Took a lot of tests
- Got Maggie spayed
- Continued to gain weight (lack of physical activity will do that to you!)
- Welcomed a new nephew into the family
- Finished crocheting a hat (big achievement, lemme tell ya!)
- Got hives a week before finals from stress
- Finished the semester with decent grades- Managed to stay healthy through the whole semester (knock on wood)

I'm quite relieved to be done with my first round of classes. I had a teacher that was...ahem...horrible. I felt as if I never knew what she wanted from me. I was constantly frustrated with her teaching style and always wanting to punch her in the face. Luckily, I kept my anger in check and passed both her classes. Success!

The break has been nice. Most nights I don't know what to do with myself. I'm so used to coming home and falling into the books/passing out on the couch that all this free time is hard to fill. I'm still a fan of falling asleep on the couch, so that's managed to stay on my after work 'to do' list. Hey, if you had our amazingly comfy couches and a dog to lay on your feet you'd fall asleep early every night, too!

A major highlight of the break was the annual friend Christmas party. Around 20 of us get together once a year and have a yummy dinner, a present exchange and play some awesome games. I love these people. They were the same gang that I went to La Jolla, California with when Bob and I met. I love how each year the group gets bigger with marriages and babies. This year we had 1 little guy there, and next year we will have at least 5 kids at the party. Wowza! I love these folks!

A small grouping of friends at the party.

Christmas was a little crazy, but awesome nonetheless. Bob got me some awesome gifts, and my parents hooked us up with some much needed things. We spent New Years Eve at Bob's sister's house with family and friends. We played games and snacked on yummies. Good times. We headed up to Bob's Momma's house on New Years Day and had an epic sledding adventure in Mantua. More good times with the Bob.

Speaking of the new year, I can't believe it is 2011. It sounds too...hmm...futuristic? Maybe it's those extra syllables twen-ty-e-le-ven. Yup. Those 5 syllables are most definitely more futuristic that the 3 in twen-ty-ten.

Syllables aside, it feels good to enter a new year. I love 'staring fresh'. Now that I have graduate school figured out, I am ready to take on a new semester. I am excited to work with my clients, and see the progress that they will make these next few months.

I'm not one to make New Years resolutions. I never keep them. They seem so overwhelming! Instead of making mammoth resolutions, I prefer to make 'tentative goals' for this year. Here's my list:

1. Get Healthier.
This can include just about anything. Eating better things for me, exercising more, taking the stairs, eating less at meals.

2. Be Nicer.
Less gossip, more patience, more service, less road rage.

3. Work Harder.
At everything! School, work, clinic, exercising, being an all-around better person.

4. Stop Chewing My Cheek
My nervous/bored habit? I bite the inside of my cheek. Especially during tests. I should probably work on stopping this. More gum, perhaps?

Yeah, that's all I have for now. I like keeping goals few and broad. Except for #4. That's pretty specific. And for good reason.

So there you have it. A nice summary of the past few months of my life wrapped into one handy-dandy blog post. Ta-da!!!