Thursday, March 30, 2006

Jill Carroll freed!

I try not to discuss any kind of political anything here, but this news was too good not to talk about it. I'm so happy that Jill Carroll, reporter for the Christian Science Monitor who was kidnapped in Iraq 3 monthes ago, has been released unharmed. Yesterday her twin sister pleaded for her safe release, and it worked. Carroll's kidnappers had demanded the release of all female prisoners in Iraq in U.S. custody. I believe the kidnappers never wanted to kill her, and got bored waiting for us to release there women.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

A.D.D. Idol

Here's how I thought the Idols did last night:

Lisa Tucker - Because of You, Kelly Clarkson - It was just bad. She sounded pitchy and horrible. I agree with Simon, it was painful.

Kelly Pickler - Suds in the Bucket, Sara Evans - It was a good performance. The judges were wrong though, she isn't better than the song. The song choice was perfect for her. That's her niche. I don't think she's as good as they act like she is.

Ace Young - Drops of Jupiter, Train - He has a self confidence problem. Ace doesn't think he's as good as he really is. That's difference between Ace and Constantine. Constantine thought he was better than he was. I think it was better than karaoke, which it sounded like to Simon, and he's definitely got the smoldering look into the camera thing down.

Taylor Hicks - Trouble, Ray LaMontagne - His was the best performance of the night, and he looked kind of hot in that leather jacket.

Mandisa - Wanna Praise You, Mary Mary - Her Jesus loving ass was probably freaking the F out about America "worshipping" the "Idol" at the church of Mandisa. Also, her performance was definitely indulgent.

Chris Daughtry - What If, Creed - Creed? Seriously? Chris, you're so much better than that, but What If you show some versatility.

Katherine McPhee - The Voice Within, Christina Aguilera - The judges said best of the night, it was the worst. She was all over the place vocally. I'm a fan of Katherine, but this was her worst performance so far. **I just accidently totally not on purpose just heard Xtina singing this on Yahoo! Music, and she didn't sound that good singing it either.

Bucky Covington - Real Good Man, Tim McGraw - I'm not a fan of his, but I am a fan of the song. He sang it well.

Paris - Work It Out, Beyonce - She DID work it out. It was a really good performance. Best female of the night.

Elliot Yamin I Don't Want to Be, Gavin DeGraw - One word: potential.

I'd almost put money on Lisa going home tonight.

Here's a song I'd like to hear each of them sing before the end:

~Lisa - I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman by Britney Spears
~Kelly - Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter or Fancy by Reba
~Ace - I Swear by John Michael Montgomery or This I Promise You by NSYNC or Your Body is a Wonderland by John Mayer
~Taylor - Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls
~Mandisa - Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
~Chris - Lightning Crashes by Live or Photograph by Nickelback or I Remember You by Skid Row
~Katherine - Words Get in the Way by Gloria Estefan or In My Life by Bette Middler
~Bucky - The Dukes of Hazzard theme by Waylon Jennings
~Paris - Free Your Mind by En Vogue
~Elliot - Pianoman by Billy Joel

These are all songs I deeply love and think these people could sing great.

And now, for something completely off topic, that new show Teachers on NBC is cute, but it's not funnier than Joey, and doesn't deserve to be in his time slot.


I moved into my new office today. It's great. I'm isolated in a corner away from everyone else, and it's huge, and it has a built in bookcase, and it's going to look fabulous after I decorate.


Don't forget to visit my renter.

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Funny story

this is an audio post - click to play


I'm going to Bartlesville this weekend to visit my sister. Brion's roomate is going with me. Her parents live in Bartlesville now, but she didn't grow up there. She doesn't know about the few cool things to do in Bartlesville, though there aren't many at all. She doesn't know it yet, but we're going to got to Keepsake Candles, The Red Dirt Soap Company, Murphy's Steak House, and maybe Frank Phillips' home or Woolaroc. I'm most excited about going to Murphy's. It's definitely worth the 3 hour drive to Bartlesville just to eat there.


Make sure you visit my renter and congratulate her on her recent engagement. Look down a couple of posts for a picture of the ring. It's amazing! I'm a little jealous.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Damn Oklahoma Weather

It snowed here last night, and there was snow on the ground when I left for work today, so I dressed appropriately for the weather. The temperature rose, the snow is all gone, and now I'm burning up! Damn you Oklahoma weather! Damn you to hell!


My mom emailed me this, and I thought it was funny, so I'm reposting it here:

A girl from Oklahoma and a girl from the west coast were seated side by side on an airplane.

The girl from Oklahoma, being friendly and all, said, "So, where y'all from?"

The west coast girl said, "From a place where they know better than to use a preposition at the end of a sentence."

The girl from Oklahoma sat quietly for a few moments and then replied:
"So, where y'all from, bitch?"


Don't forget to visit my renter. She graded the performances of the Idols this week.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

TV recap

NBC has pulled Four Kings from Thursday nights. It's unclear what they'll do with the remaining 6 episodes. {from tvsquad}
They have also pulled Joey from the schedule indefinitely, which means Friends really is over. I'm sad.

If you haven't caught Big Love on HBO yet, you need to. Bill Paxton plays a polygamist with 3 wives. It's pretty funny. They've already aired 2 episodes, but it's HBO, so it will be on again.

Prison Break came back from hiatus last night with an episode that lives up to the intensity expected from this great series. It's looking like they may actually have to execute Lincoln. He lost his last appeal, the governor denied him clemency, they're about to strap him to the chair. Michael is on his way to the viewing room, he's not going to be able to do anything to help from there, hopefully his boys can pull something off.

I caught a little bit of some medical miracles show last night with a guy with a ginormous tongue. It was really gross, but the doctors were able to reduce the size of it by 2/3, so almost the whole thing fit in his mouth.

Don't forget to visit my renter. She's got a link to a really hot guy cleaning house without a shirt.

Monday, March 20, 2006

This Weekend

This weekend I went to Tulsa for my neice's 3rd birthday party. It was a princess bowling party. We had loads of fun. I got to feel my pregnant cousin's baby kick. I gave 5 haircuts yesterday including my own. When I cut Sean's hair, I had him plug my clippers in under the table. While he was on his hands and knees I clicked them on real quick and shaved the hair on his back right above his butt. It was hilarious. Sydney told EVERYBODY that, "M shaved daddy's butt!" You would not believe how many toys the kid got. Her bedroom looks Toys 'r' Us now.


Is it just my family, or does every family have one person who is always an asshole no matter what?
In our family, it's my cousin Andrew. He met met my pregnant cousin's husband, Jonah, for the first time last night and decided that he doesn't like him. I don't get it. I think if Andrew would give Jonah a chance, he would love him. My immediate family loves him. He's a very charismatic fun happy hyper guy, and the kids can't get enough of him. He and my cousin are married, they're having a baby. Andrew might as well make the best of it and just be friends with him instead of brooding and being a dick, but that won't happen. Oh well. It's Andrew's loss.


I have a new renter. Go check her out, leave a comment, tell her I sent you.

How was your weekend?

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Some pictures of my animals :)

This is Chopper with his baby. I think it's a mini beanie baby from McDonalds. He's become very attached to it in the last couple of days. He takes it with him everywhere. He doesn't chew it, he just holds it in his mouth like that.

This is Cheech. He really enjoys a good game of Card Sharks.

Cheech is the only one of my cats that isn't fixed and declawed. He regularly tries to give Mr. Chong some sweet lovin'.
*Warning*: This post contains gay cat porn.

And Mr. Chong just lays there and lets him.

Cheech is also very adventurous.

Mom hollered at me last night, "Amanda, come here, hurry, quick!" So I ran into her room thinking something was wrong. Nothing wrong, just a cat on top of her closet door.

Remember the puppies? This is Pebbles, the one we gave to my grandma.

And these are a couple of my favorite animals ever.

My nephew Panky and my neice Baby Pudge. Isn't Baby Pudge cute?

Panky is really cute too. I call him Panky because Leslie got him a bowl cut a while back and he looked just like Panky* from The Little Rascals.

*I know his name was Spanky, but Buckwheat called him Panky, so I can too. Leslie really didn't like it when I tried to teach him to say otay. :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

My 4.0 isn't as in jeopardy as I thought it was. My instructor gave us all 5 extra points because one of her questions wasn't clear, so I pulled out a 90% on the test.

I was sick yesterday. It was very traumatic. I had to lay on my couch and watch TV all day to get over it.

My neice Sydney's birthday party is this weekend. I'm really excited. It's a princess bowling party. I really like bowling, and I really like my tiara, finally, I get to combine the two.

Visit my renter please. I'm too lazy today to make a link, but it's on the sidebar, you can figure it out.

At several blogs I've visited, I've seen people's lists of 100 things about them. I'm working on my list. Okay, I've been working on the list for a while now, but I will get it done eventually, so you should keep coming back to see if I've finished it yet. :)

Have a nice day!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Carolyn Hart

Author Carolyn Hart is coming to my library! She will be here, at the Rose State College LRC, on April 11 at 3:30 for a Friends of the Library meeting. These meetings are open to the public, so if you're in the area feel free to stop by.


The temperature was in the 70's all weekend. It's 48 degrees right now. You gotta love this Oklahoma weather.


It's Spring Break here in Midwest City, and unlike most, I am not excited about it. Usually I work Sun.-Thurs. 1:00-10:00. I sleep until noon every day. I love my work schedule. During Spring Break, I have to work 8:00-5:00. I got up at 6:30 this morning. It was after 2:00AM before I even went to sleep. Usually I love my job, but this is the one thing I don't like about it.


Check out my new renter. Please. Don't make me beg.

Thursday, March 09, 2006


Remember this about my sister's TV boyfriend? Well, it looks like things are not going well for Mr. Hasselhoff. On Tuesday came the news of domestic violence charges, and today he plead no contest to a DUI charge. Things are not going well for the Night Rider.


The Dubai port drama is over. The UAE is transferring control to a US "entity". Thank goodness.


If you're going to fuck your neighbor's sheep, don't get caught.


Did you watch Black.White. last night on FX? If not, you totally should. It will be on again on Sunday night at 10:00(central time).


If you're watching Idol this season, you have to know who Ace is. I want him to marry me to win more every week.


So, a nun and a librarian walk into a spelling bee...for real. No joke.


I did not do as well as I thought I would on the midterm for my library class. I fear that my 4.0 is in danger.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


I've got a midterm to study for, so I'm reposting my post (borrowing this idea from Monty) from March 8, 2004. It's about the love of my life, Colby. :)


Colby was on Curb Your Enthusiasm last night. I don't ever watch this show, but I made an exception for the Colbster. It was really funny. Larry was talking to the rabbi, and invited him to dinner. The rabbi asked if he could bring his friend, and said he was a Survivor. Larry said his dad had a friend who was a survivor, and invited him to dinner. The rabbi's Survivor was Colby, and the dad's survivor was a survivor of the holocaust. Colby and the holocaust survivor got into an arguement over dinner about who had it worse off. If you'd like to see it, let me know. I taped it.

Tonight is Three Dog Night. I can't wait! I get to leave work early; that's why you're hearing from me now.

I have never tried to hide where I stand on the positions of the Survivor: All-Stars(see March 2). Everyone in my family knows of my love for Colby. Yet, my brother, Sean, who knows Colby is going to win, is trying to cause a ruckus. I don't know why, but for some reason, Sean is a fan of Boston Rob. Probably because Rob is an ass just like Sean. Anyway, all Survivor fans know that if you're not Richard Hatch, or a shady car salesman, you can't win by being an ass. And, we all saw Richard Hatch get voted off BECAUSE COLBY SAID SO! If Boston Rob makes it to the merge, I think that Colby will say so again, and Rob will be gone. And, I will laugh at Sean forever!!! Muahahaha!
This is the last time I'm going to address the Sean/Rob affair. Until Colby wins.

It looks like I was wrong about the Rob/Colby thing since Colby got voted off before the merge, and Rob came in second, and got a dumb little trophy wife out of it.

Monday, March 06, 2006

The Oscars

I watched the Oscars. I watched the pregame show on E!. I watched some postgame show on E!. This is what I got from it:
Reese won best actress.
George won best supporting actor.
Crash won best picture.
I haven't seen any of the movies that were nominated, except Harry Potter, and it was only nominated for visual effects or some crap like that.
Ryan Seacrest is a giant douche bag.
On the E! post game show Serena Williams called Phillip Seymour Hoffman "Phillip Semen Hoffmour". I nearly fell out!


Visit Tiny Voices in My Head.


My mom was out of town all weekend. My weekend was wonderful. How was yours?

Thursday, March 02, 2006

New tenant, and a couple of other things

I have a new tenant, Tiny Voices in My Head. I added her to the blogs I read last week. She's good. Go visit her. You know you want to, everybody's doing it.


There's an interesting rumor going around a certain college campus in Midwest City. The rumor is that the girl's basketball coach was forced to resign after being caught with a certain part of his anatomy in the mouth of one of the basketball players on the bus on the way home from an away game. I don't know how much truth there is to this story, but I do know for sure that he no longer works here there. There's a note on his office door that says he's accepted a much more lucrative position elsewhere.


I left work early last night and Heather and I went shopping. We had a great time without spending too much money. I've been pretty social this week, and therefore I am way behind on my TV viewing. I'm going to have to get caught up this weekend. I did watch Lost & Freddie before I went to bed last night. Both shows were really good. On Lost, Claire remembered some of what happened to her when the "others" had her. Freddie is just hilarious from beginning to end. Everyone should watch it. The Chris character is the best.


Brian lost his father yesterday. Stop by and give him your condolences, I know this must be a very hard time for him. I couldn't even begin to imagine the pain I would be in if I lost my father.

I love you daddy.

Have a nice day!