Friday, January 30, 2009


I am in search of energy! If any of you can find it - please let me know. I remember the days when I was very active and was a ball of energy. Night would come and morning would follow with little sleep & I would wake up feeling refreshed. Its not like that anymore. The days drag on & I feel like I don't get enough rest. Blah I say. The Fountain of Youth is the least of my worries...I need to find the Volcano of Energy!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Role Reversal?

female-symbolRelationships & love. I had a strange feeling the other day that was sparked while I was browsing through Books-a-Million. Quite honestly, it was very eye opening & gave me a burning sensation at the pit of my belly. I don't know what that feeling was - but it was there.

I was looking for inspirational, introspective reads when I noticed the relationship section. I scanned over some of the topics to see if any applied or was interesting to me. All but one...yes ONE was targeted to females. How to make your man happy, why being single rocks, how to approach men, why men love bitches, how to throw your body into a pretzel to make your man smile, why men don't pay attention, how to trick your man into proposing, why men love xbox & not you...and so on & blah blah blah.

Please tell me why women are the ones always searching for love & acceptance. We always feel hurt, upset, less than wanted, too fat, not good enough.

What is the answer? Have we made it a cultural acceptance to be the ones left out? In this moment I kind of think so. I think its time for a role reversal. I don't have the answers or even the questions...all I know is I had a weird feeling that made me sad, angry, and disappointed all at the same time so I thought I would share!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Picture Tag!

I was tagged by Joanna for this fun picture tag!

First, the rules are simple. As follows:

1.Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.

2.Go to the 6th Folder, then pick the 6th picture in that folder.

3.Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture.

4.Tag 6 other peoples that you know or don’t know to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog or an e-mail letting them know you chose them.

Here's my picture and the story behind it...

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I was bored...real bored. I was playing around with my pink camera (which I found in my camelbak this weekend by the way!) I was sitting on the front porch on a beautiful afternoon - listening to the cows moo and birds chirp. I took pictures of all kinds of random things...myself, the woods, the trees, the cats, the name it. This was one of the pictures I took of myself on the black and white setting. (Just be glad I didn't have to chose my silly face that was in the folder haha!)

Thanks Joanna! This was a fun tag!

And yes...I'm a loser because I don't have time tonight to tag others. My computer is slow and I have to unpack. Sorry...I'm really not a player hater.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Mt Cheaha

Me & Daniel had a wonderful time at Mt. Cheaha this weekend. It's the highest point in Alabama and the view is gorgeous.

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Those are the pretty pictures. Unfortunately, I had a hard bust and cracked open my knee! I let my boyfriend put in the stitches(ouch).

I've been hobbling along since Saturday....I will be out of commission for two weeks while I recover :(

Thursday, January 15, 2009

7 Question Marks

I can't get over how I LIVE for the weekends. Its sad really. Every day I wake up and just think...I'm one day closer to Friday. Just so I can take a quick breath. Then, when the weekend really does get's gone POOF! Just like that. Monday comes and goes by slowly and I ask the same thing all over again.

My life doesn't feel like it is really living it too its fullest. Energy is hard to come by and I feel like I have to keep every ounce on reserve.

Sounds silly really now that I have typed it out. But it is true. Time goes so fast - and as the new year has arrived...I look back to see what I accomplished in 2008 & I am at a loss for words. Worked. Ate. Slept. Repeat 365 times.

But what WOULD I like to accomplish? I mean...deep down, what is it that in 2010 I look back and say WOW 2009 was a really good year. Look at my list of happy little accomplishments? Would that make my life fuller? Or, am I really living an accomplished, content life - but am too focused on the future to realize it?

What are my goals? What do I want to do this year? How can I make this a good one? Hmmmm...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy, Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We made it back from Nashville safe & sound. I must say that this was the best New Year trip I have ever been on. I went with my best friend, Jamie...who I have grown up with and been best friends with since Elementary School. We enjoyed 2 days of bliss in Music City. I want to share it with you:

And we're off! We woke up in Huntsville which cut our trip in half. It was flippin' freeeezing! But we are so excited it didn't even matter. Notice my Northface jacket? It was wet because I didn't fully dry it the night before. NOT a good idea...

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Our hotel. Chilin at the Holiday Inn on Broadway Street.

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Awesome building across the street from our hotel.

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Going out out the town to bring in the New Year with some flare!

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At Tootsies famous bar. Could not move or breath in there!

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My New Year's kiss

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After a long night we busted open confetti in the hotel to cap off the evening!

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Gaylord Opryland hotel

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Cool gardens that smelled so lively and fresh thrive all throughout the 9 acre building

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See all the hotel rooms? They overlook the gardens, boat rides, restaurants, and attractions. Massive I tell ya, we got lost a million times in there.

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BEAUTIFUL Christmas tree! It was huge!

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Now to see Ice sculptures...

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The building was full of ice sculptures - How the Grinch Stole Christmas was the theme.

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They gave us parkas because it was 9 degrees in there. Crazy!

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We were at the top to slide down a slide made of ice!

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Nativity Scene.

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How could you go to Nashville and not eat at the Hardrock Cafe? Twisted Chicken Mac & Cheese with an Appletini was the way to go.

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Representing on the way home!

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We had so much fun. Nashville was a wonderful pleasure to visit. I want to go back!