Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I am so ready for this semester to be over! I'm enrolled in 12 hours this semester, my first time to take that many hours, and I'm just ready to be done. Philosophy and Oklahoma History SUCK! I was thinking about taking 13 hours next semester, but I really don't want to do that; maybe I'll just do 6.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Oh the drama

Poor, crazy Britney Spears finally lost custody of her children to Kevin Federline. Who would have thought 2 years ago that Kevin would be ruled the more stable parent? It's madness. Miss Britney needs to get some help, seriously.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Come on now

Is it really too much to ask that people not talk on their cell phones in the library? I man, people come here so they can have a quiet environment to study in. They don't want to hear couples fighting over the phone, or people gossiping about insignificant bull shit. Speaking of insignificant bull shit, did you see Britney on the VMAs? Anyway, these are the same people who would complain to me if other people were talking loudly on their phones around them while they were trying to study. When did people become so inconsiderate?

Friday, September 07, 2007

Sydney playing soccer

This is my niece playing soccer at my aunt & uncle's. She's adorable, isn't she!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

My new puppy

I got a puppy. She's just a mutt. I got her free from an ad in the paper. I've had her for about a month now. The lady I got her from said all she knows is that her mom is part heeler. I think she's got some pit bull in her too. She's really sweet, and she's only peed on the floor twice, and that was during the first week I had her. I got her because she'll get big, and she doesn't know the neighbor kids that live across the street. Here are a couple pictures of her:

Vacation pictures will be coming soon. I'm still in the process of getting them uploaded.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Happy 5th o July

I hope everyone had a fantabulous 4th of July. I had a great day. I am typing this from my dad's computer in Atwater, California. Surprise! I'm on vacation! I got here on the 2nd, and it's been a wonderful few days. I've been here 2 nights, and awoken hung over 2 mornings. :) I've eaten In 'n' Out, and bought wine at Delicato, but most importantly, I've spent time with my family. I'm having such a good time, but it's going by so fast though. I'm going back home the 10th, but I'm just going to be in denial for now, and pretend like I can stay here forever. Y'all have a great day!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Happy Monday!

Things are getting better in my neck of the woods. How are things in yours? I started sleeping at my house again Thursday night. I'm having a little trouble falling asleep. I don't like not being able to see what's there when my eyes are closed. Probably 5 or 6 times a night, just as I'm dozing off, I jerk back awake. It really is getting better though. I took my cats to the animal shelter on Friday. Since I haven't been home that much the last couple of weeks, they started going potty everywhere, and Friday morning I caught Colby peeing on my bed. That was the last straw. The guy at the shelter said since they are declawed and friendly they will probably be adopted quickly, so I'm okay with it. Saturday I went to a friend's retirement party. It was so much fun. Saturday night, Heather and I went to Holdenville and got her a Wii. It is AWESOME! The last 2 days I've gone over there on my lunch hour and played it. I just can't get enough. And let me tell you, it is a work out. My arms are sore. Also, Fritos Flavor Twists Honey BBQ are the greatest chips ever. That is all.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


I had a really bad day yesterday. I'm having a hard time feeling like I'm not in control. I'm ready for my life to just get back to normal. I talked to a counselor yesterday, and she told me everything I'm feeling is normal considering what I've been through, and when I get panicked, take deep cleansing breathes. I went home early last night because I just couldn't stop crying, and Heather took me out to eat and to play bingo. I won $50! Yay! Heather is such a good friend. She knows just how to get my mind off of things for a little while, and I'm feeling much better today. I even think I'm going to sleep at my house tonight.

God bless the NRA.
God bless Charlton Heston.

Monday, June 04, 2007


Alright, here's how the shiz went down:
Last week I was working 8-5's, and didn't get much sleep over the Memorial Day weekend, so when I got home Tuesday night, I went to bed at like 7pm. I awoke out of a dead sleep for some unknown reason about 1:35am, which happens like once a week, and I got scared, so I turned on the light to make sure no one was there, usually no one is there when I do this. This time, there was someone in a ski mask crouched on the floor next to my bed. I screamed, "Aah, Aah, Aah, Aah, GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY HOUSE!" They did, thank God. When they were gone, I got up and ran to the back door and closed it and locked it, and called the police. They came, and as soon as I got off the phone with the 911 operator, I called my neighbor friend across the street. She came over and sat with me for a little while, then I went and spent the rest of the night at a friend's house researching guns and gun laws. As soon as the gun store opened, I went and bought this:

It is a PA 63 pistol.
I had only shot a gun one time in my life before this day, but let me tell you, shooting a gun is the most empowering feeling I've ever felt. Also, I am a very good shot, according to the gun salesman. So, after I got the gun, I went to work, then after work I went to Home Depot and got new locks for my windows and doors. The neighbor's husband came over and installed the locks, and gave me some gun tips, then went home. Not 2 minutes later he came back with one of his boys, and said to me, "Amanda, [boy] has something he needs to get off his chest," then [boy] says, "Amanda, it was me." I flipped out and screamed at him for a few minutes, then told him I didn't want to look at him and sent him home. I think I felt more violated that it was someone I knew than when I thought it was a stranger, but I did feel safer to sleep in my house that night. That safe feeling has gone away, but hopefully it will return soon. So, he's been turned into the police, and whatever happens is in the DA's hands now.

Oh, BTW, it took 10-15 minutes from the time I walked into the gun store 'til I was walking out with a gun.
God bless the NRA.
God bless Charlton Heston.
That is all.

Friday, May 25, 2007

It's a sad day

Rosie O'Donnell is leaving The View 3 weeks early, after her blow up with Elizabeth on Wednesday. Rosie was scheduled off for Kelli's birthday on Thursday and Friday's shows are prerecorded. It was announced today that she won't be coming back. I love Rosie, and started watching The View when she joined the team. Before today, well Wednesday really, I had planned on continuing on after Rosie left, but I think I'm done with The View now. Also, much props to Rosie's writer, Janine, for having to be escorted from ABC studios after she was caught drawing mustaches on pictures of Elizabeth. A little immature, but funny none the less. Have a good day. Peace out!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

10 reasons same sex marriage is wrong

I stole this from a friend's myspace post. Read it before you judge:

01) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

02) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

03) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

04) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

05) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

06) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

07) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

08) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

09) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

Seduction Style

I stole this from Monty, who stole it from someone else, so it's okay.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Excellent News!

Friday night/Saturday morning, my brother-in-law got a new kidney! He'd been on the transplant list for a little over a year, and now the waiting is over. Keep Aaron in your prayers. Everything is going well so far, let's hope that continues.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

My funny story

So, a couple of weeks ago I went on a "date" with a guy who works here. Here's the set up. I don't date a lot, and I, like most women, usually go for bad guys. That hasn't been working for me, so I decide to change my game. This guy is a super nerd. He's 24, still lives at home, and doesn't even have a driver's license. Before I knew that, I emailed one of my friends who works in the same department as him and asked her to tell me about him. Well, she didn't, she just told him I asked about him. The day after I sent the email, I asked another friend in his department about him, and she told me he lived at home, was 24 & didn't have a license. She also told me I would have to teach him everything. I decided at that point that I was no longer interested. Well, a couple of days later he came looking for me, and he was so nervous he could hardly talk. I told him to give me his number and I'd call him, with no intention to call him. He asked if I wanted to go to lunch the next day, and I said yes, then someone in my family died, and I told him I just wasn't feeling it that day, I'd call him to set something up. That next day, he called me 4 times, and text messaged me at 2 o'clock in the morning. I thought that was kind of freaky, but he was just eager, so I blew it off. We made plans to go to the zoo the next Saturday. I picked him up (strike one) at his momma's house (strike two). On the 30 minute drive to the zoo, the conversation was not good (strike three), and I realized it definitely wasn't going to work out. The zoo was super crowded, so I suggested that we go to a movie so at least it would count as a date, and I wouldn't have to talk to him anymore. Well, we got to the theatre, and it was going to be a while before anything started, so I suggested that we come back to our little town, and find something to do here, knowing damn well that I was taking him home. I didn't tell him I was taking him home until we were about a block from his house. I said I didn't think it was going to work, and I was taking him home. He asked why, and I said it just wasn't going to work. He asked if it was because he was so young, and I just said yes to shut him up. We pulled into the driveway, he got out of the car, and started asking what it was, was I nervous, what, and GOT BACK IN THE CAR! I told him I wasn't having a good time, and just wanted to go, so he got out, and I left. I've seen him around a couple of times, but I haven't made any eye contact with him, and he also seemed to be avoiding eye contact with me.
Now to today. It was pouring rain, and I was outside smoking with a friend. We were standing under the overhang, where it was dry. I saw the guy and another person from his department coming. The other person from his department walked under the overhang where it was dry, but the guy totally walked through the rain so he wouldn't have to walk right past me. It cracked me up. I'm still laughing about it, and telling everyone I know. I hope he didn't think him walking through the rain would hurt me in any way, cause he was wet, and I was totally still dry. What a dumb ass!

Monday, May 07, 2007


3/4 cup softened margarine
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. milk
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup oatmeal
6 oz. pkg. chocolate chips
10 oz. pkg. peanut butter chips
1/2 peeled chopped apple

Preheat oven at 350º. In a large bowl, stir together margarine, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla until creamy. Next, beat in eggs and milk. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Blend flour mixture into the contents already in the large bowl. Finally, add honey, pecans, oatmeal, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and apple. Put on a greased cookie sheet in tablespoon sized balls. Cook at 350º for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes 48 cookies.

I created this recipe during my sophomore year of high school for a Future Homemakers of America (FHA) competition. The competition was the A-OK Cook-Off. At least half of the ingredients had to be native to Oklahoma. I got first prize at sub-district.

I'm posting this here because I lost my copy and had to have my aunt email it to me. I figure if it's posted here, I'll always know where a copy is.

If you make them, let me know what you think.

Monday, March 26, 2007

I'm sad

We found out around Thanksgiving that my great aunt's longtime boyfriend had a cancerous growth. That's the "bad thing" that I was referring to here. It's going to kill him. Not very long after that we found out that my (same) great aunt's daughter has lung cancer. She's dying right now. She could have died already; I asked them not to call me with any news until after I get off work tonight. She smoked for many many years. She successfully quit smoking just a few months before she was diagnosed. You'd think that would be good motivation for me to quit smoking, but it hasn't worked yet. Anyway, I'm feeling very alone right now. I want to be with my family right now. I need their support. I've got a couple of relatives here, but because of my weird hours, I don't see them very often, and they're in bed when I get off work, so I don't want to bug them. It's times like this that I really miss my dad. There are certain things that only a hug from my daddy will make better, and this is one of them. *(Dad, I'm not trying to make you feel bad, and I don't want you to feel bad, but that's just how I'm feeling.)* Anyway, hope your day is going better than mine.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Again, seriously?

"Teacher had sex with 5 teens, police say" is the title of the article linked above. Again, I don't understand the thought process that would lead a middle school teacher to believe that it would be a good idea to have sex with 14-15 year old students. Does she not watch the news? She's pretty young, does she not remember what it was like when she was in high school and all the guys were talking on Monday morning about the chick they nailed over the weekend? Does she not listen to any of the conversation going on in the halls of her school? 14-15 year old boys kiss and tell. They're boys, that's what they do, ESPECIALLY if they just nailed the teacher! I just don't get it.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Seriously, people

Okay, first things first, I'm back! I got burned out on blogging for a while, but I think I'm ready to make a big comeback. Britney thought she was ready for a big comeback too, though, and we all saw how that's turned out.

Disclaimer: I quit smoking again. It's been 6 days, and so far, today has been the bitchyist.

Now, there have been some stories in the news recently that really pissed me off/boggled my mind. Let's get to it.

Principal charged with dealing crystal meth out of his office Seriously? I'm curious as to what made this man think this was a good idea.

Court: Bury Anna Nicole in the Bahamas Thank God they made the right decision. Her mother is an evil little woman who doesn't deserve the right to visit her daughter's grave when ever she pleases. I'm glad that if she wants to, it will be a major inconvenience for her. That's what she gets for being a media whore in the wake of her grandson's and daughter's death.

American Idol: It's Official - "Porn Idol" Antonella Is Safe Frenchie Davis should sue American Idol for discrimination. They kicked her off for just having topless photos. In the pictures of Antonella, she is performing a sex act. It's just not right.

Katherine Heigl Not Feeling Grey's Love This cast needs to band together like the cast of friends did when negotiating contracts. Everyone on Grey's Anatomy is equally as important to the series, and should be paid equally.

Sorority Accused of Being Skin Deep 23 girls were asked to leave sorority. "They included every woman who was overweight as well as the only black, Korean and Vietnamese members." I don't even know what to say about this, which comes out the same day as this:
Study: Vanity on the rise among college students Well, no wonder, apparently you have to be white, blond, and thin to succeed.

Also, I want to send a shout out to Jennifer Hudson for winning an Oscar for best supporting actress without being white, blond, or thin. Congrats, J. Hud.

That is all.