Friday, February 22, 2008


A few letters I thought about writing tonight~

Dear Wal-Mart -

I think you need to do a bit more research on the books that you have (or don't have) on your shelves...I watch Oprah, but I don't think she has the best taste in books. I enjoy some of the books she suggests, but not all of them, so be choosey when putting her book club books on your shelf....
Did you know that not everyone that shops at Wal-Mart is white trash? I may appear to be when I shop late at night...I have seen prettier days....but, I am not there to purchase the soft pornographic harlequin "novels" that you so abundantly over stocked.
If you need to know what should be on your shelves, review some of the awesome blogs I have that give critiques on great books....and leave the cheap trashy novels to that of library sales and old lady days at half priced least put something of quality and newness on your shelves (We have all already read The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns).

Thank You For Your Time.
An empty handed former walmart book buyer.


Dear Stationary and School Supply makers-

I hate you....only because I love you so dearly. You and only you have been the reason I get excited to go to school.....ever. I knew that if I had a new pen that wrote with dark almost bleeding ink, a new set of fun post-it notes, a brand new box of pencils and a sharpener....I would automatically get straight A's in all of my classes, even gym!
Tonight, for the lack of finding a decent book, I spent the money I wanted to get a book with on random supplies. I have decided that I will carry a mini stationary desk in my purse, tote or whatever you call it (Veida calls it a Mary Poppins Bag). You have supplied me with a pink supply holder, a new pair of small scissors, new post it notes, a small notebook with three sections, eraser set, multi colored variaty pens, pencils, glue stick, and two fine pointed sharpies. I don't really NEED any of this, but I walked by the aisle, and there your stuff was.
Could you possibly put a disclaimer on your packages, not gaurtneeing straight A's or sanity when it comes to the combination of your items.....A new notebook makes me think I could be the next Jane Austen or Stephen King....It gives me false hope (as in my childhood) that because I have a pen and a stack of papers in a planner disguise, that I will automatically be organized and put together....this is all wrong. I still have to accountable for my actions with your supplies, so please stop implying such nonesense.
If I don't see such warnings, I will be forced to buy your items from Target, because there they care enough for their customers mental stability, and close at night, helping reduce the spontaneou purchases of your evil and overwhelmingly not needed but desired products!

Waiting for prompt action!

The owner of a million pens, and 99% do not write like I like.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Emailed Questions

I got this email from Ashley Allen, a friend of mine who I used to babysit for years ago....I got really talented.....I could bathe her 7 kids in under 30 minutes, with a total "get ready for bed time" at 45 mins start to finish.....I am still impressed with myself!!! Anyways, she sent info on herself, and I sent it back, but I thought I would share with you guys as well! Enjoy!

Now, here's what you're supposed to do... And please do not spoil the fun. Hit forward, delete my answers and type in your answers. Then send this to a whole bunch of people you know INCLUDING the person who sent it to you. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known facts about those who know you. Remember to send it back to the person who sent it to you.

A) Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Movie Theater Assistant Manager (that was fun...seriously...lots of great memories!)
2. Intake Supervisor for an Ambulatory Infusion Center (I want this job back, as crazy as it may seem)
3. Day Care Assistant (ha, fun days!)
4. Glorified data entry for BNSF, aka: Price Management (looking back, I should have stayed! grrr)

B) Four movies I would watch over and over: (there are more than four, but I will limit it for you)
1. My Best Friends Wedding (I saw it 20 times at the joke, I worked there, it was free and I loved it!)
2. Stella (Gotta love Bette Midler!)
3. Juno (Just saw it yesterday, but I will go with anyone at any time LOVE IT~)
4. The Story of Us ("I am saying Chow Funs because I love you!)

C) Four places I have lived:
1. Arlington, Texas (Current)
2. Quincy, Illinois (early 2000's as a nanny)
3. Fort Worth, Texas (Almost my whole life)
4. Nacogdoches, Texas (Right before, and right after I was a nanny in Illinois)

D) Four TV Shows that I watch:
1. Jon and Kate plus 8 ( it!)
2. Biggest Loser (shameless addiction to other people's weight loss....I have blogged about it!)
3. Super Nanny (We have similar styles, but she is so much cooler than me!)
4. Wife Swap (This is a hoot and hollar!)

E) Four places I have been:
1. Cozumel, Mexico (with Shayda while on a cruise!)
2. Salt Lake City, Utah ( A few times to visit friends...)
3. Chicago, Illinois (Labor Day weekend in 2001)
4. St. Louis, Missouri (4th of July 2001)

F) People who e-mail me (regularly):
1. American Airlines Credit Union (every morning at 5:30am)
2. Ebay (win or lose, they email)
3. Stephanie Spratt (usually a cute fun email!)
4. Aaron's teachers at school (maybe once a week)

G) Four of my favorite foods:
1. Middle Eastern (Go figure)
2. Just about anything from Texas Roadhouse (But typically the kaboob with extra veggies and loaded tatters)
3. Trying new recipes.....I know it isn't a particular kind of food, but i love it, it's my favorite!
4. Nachos (I love the crappy sporting event style...but I will eat them anywhere, lol)

H) Four places I would rather be right now:
1. At a scrapbook event (I have to catch up on mine and Aaron's...)
2. At the movies, watching Juno again
3. In a Marriot hotel, their bedding is so soft and squishy comfy!
4. In dreamland...I am sorta sleepy

I) Four friends I think will respond:
1. Stephanie
2. Angel
3. Karen
4. Jennie

J) Things I am looking forward to this year:
1. Getting my car up and running (I am pretty close to that, it may be at the end of this week...everyone pray!)
2. Reading some good books (I am up for suggestions...I am reading "The Other Boleyn Girl"" right now)
3. Simply Sweet Gourmet Creations and it's development
4. My daycare invention and it's development