Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

As I said in my last post, I am not a huge Halloween fan. When I was younger, all of my costumes were store bought. I think if there were some creativity involved, then I might have enjoyed the costumes a bit more.

We basically went to Walmart a couple of weeks before Halloween, got a random costume, trick-or-treated the night of, and had candy for months.

There was no real thrill for me...except in kindergarten when I was PeeWee Herman. I loved that costume. All of the pictures are at my mom's otherwise I would share them. I used to LOVE PeeWee. I may or may not still rent the movies from time to time.
As time went on, Halloween still wasn't a big deal for me. When I got to college, it was a HUGE deal amongst many of the people I went to school with. I don't even remember dressing up for Halloween in high school so I was pretty surprised when I realized how big of a deal Halloween was in college.

However, Halloween was a big deal because girls got to dress in the most sluttiest (word? or no?) outfits and call it a costume. There certainly was NO thrill in that for me. I preferred to keep my TnA covered, if ya know what I mean. First of all I don't have T to flaunt so that takes away that option. I do have the A, but I like it clothed.

Really?? Does she have to have to have that short of skirt on? Granted, she has the body...which 80% of the time the girls in these costumes most definitely do not.

Some of the girls I played soccer with and myself decided that we would create/buy the most conservative, goofy, and dorky costumes ever. My freshman year, we were clowns. We bought costumes that came with a big hula-hoop thing so we would have very round middle sections. I will post a pic of that some other time (I am stuck at work right now with no facebook access...oh the horror!!). We had a blast being the only girls not dressing skimpy. We got some funny looks which was almost the best part. It's like people never in a million years expected anyone to show up with that much covered.
To this day Halloween is just another day for me. I do like going out and being with friends on Halloween. I like seeing the creativity in some people's costumes. I just hate seeing girls in skimpy outfits...especially the ones that really should not be in skimpy outfits.

Creative? VERY! Hilarious? VERY! Slightly disturbing? Maybe a little. :)

I will admit that my costume for tonight is a bit more skimpy than any other costume I have had. The skirt is a little short, but I have very opaque black leggings to wear. I am going to be a punk rocker. Should pictures be taken, I will post them. Unfortunately my camera and the camera on my phone are both broken so I will not be taking any photos tonight.

So I hope this Halloween blog post finds you well, on a sugar high, and decked out in an amazing costume! Enjoy! Happy Halloween everyone!!

Friday, October 30, 2009


Wanna know how I know that I text too much??? When I am typing on the computer, I hit the space bar twice thinking that a period will get inserted and the next word will be capitalized. I also type out contractions without the apostrophe because my phone makes the contraction for me.

In other news, I was off of work today and was a complete waste of human life. The only productive thing I did was make chili...unless you count playing a few games of Monopoly online as productive. Maybe??

I work this weekend...including Halloween. I am ok with that as I am not a Halloween person. I actually hate some parts of it. I will post more about that tomorrow or Saturday.

Friday, October 23, 2009


I am in a blogging slump. I have nothing to write about. Nothing exciting is happening in my life. However, I feel like my blogging should be just as fabulous as my new layout. I am just not living up to the layout. ::Sigh:: Someday.

In fact, I have been sick for the last week and a half. I had to take a couple of days off of work last week because of a fever. I have had a cough since then.

And my sick brain just sucks. So attempting to blog while having sick brain is just not happening. My last post was written during sick brain and I had to edit it approximately eight times - no lie.

Hopefully sometime soon, I will come out of this slump and present you with something that you actually care to read. In the mean time - check out the wonderful bloggers on my blogroll. I am sure they would be happy to have you and they will entertain you much better than I am able at the moment.

ETA: Oh and somehow I have managed to follow my own blog. WTF???

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Darn it Mizzou!

I am a University of Missouri Tiger fan through and through. There is no doubt about that. My main focus is on football, but I keep up with the rest of it just because.

For those living under a rock for the last couple of months - it's football season. If you don't care, then this post will be of no interest to you. Buh-bye!
In all seriousness, I LOVE college football season. 9AM every Saturday, you will find me watching college Game Day on ESPN (unless it was this Saturday and I slept until 1040, oops). I love watching the polls, the upsets, undefeated stay undefeated, the Big 12 rock (sometimes), KU losing, Mizzou winning, and the list goes on and on.

When this season started, there were lots of questions among Mizzou fans as to how this season would go. Their first game was against Illinois and we thought many of those questions got some very positive answers. The next couple of games were decent. There were a few flaws, but no team is perfect...right? Yeah, we quickly found out that Mizzou is far from perfect this year.

Perfection was not a prediction by anyone, I am pretty sure. 4 quarters worth of effort from EVERYONE (coaches included) were expected. Unfortunately, in the last couple of games (happen to be losses as well) - effort was put forth for about 3 quarters. It was quite embarrassing actually.

They played Nebraska last week. It was a total defensive battle (think 9-0 at halftime). Mizzou was winning that battle. And then we watched them implode in approximately 3 minutes. It was pathetic. Players, fans, coaches, everyone - licked our wounds and continued on with our optimism.
Fast forward to yesterday. Mizzou traveled to Stillwater, OK to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. And again, everyone was hopeful that the previous loss would light a fire under the team's ass and we would come out on top. That was actually the case in the first half. They played very well and hung with OSU with many lead changes. It was a fun game to watch. Not so much in the 2nd half. The implosion happened once again.

Yeah, this would be the reaction you could expect to see when shit hits the fan for Mizzou.

Next week is homecoming and the Texas Longhorns come to town. Unfortunately, I am anticipating our 3rd loss in a row...which means 0-3 in conference play. I would love to be proved wrong, but with the performances in the last couple of weeks - I am not holding my breath.

Despite all of this, my loyalty holds strong. M-I-Z! Z-O-U! Fight Tigers!!

Any other college football fans out there? How is your team doing? What are your predictions for the rest of the season?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkin butterscotch cookies

Last week we went to the Mizzou v Nebraska football game. We brought a few friends so I thought I should contribute to the food of the tailgate. That and I saw this recipe and wanted to try it out.

Let me start by saying that I am NOT a baker. Typically when I attempt to bake, something goes wrong. I am happy to say that NOTHING went wrong this time. I am pretty happy about that.

These cookies went over quite nicely at the tailgate...until they got completely rained on. Apparently the container had standing water in it by the end of the night. They made for good hangover breakfast the next day for the fam anyway. :)

I didn't take any pics (remember, my iphone camera is broken??). Here is a pic from Heather's blog which is where I got the recipe in the first place.


3 cups all purpose flour

2 1/4 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup applesauce (unsweetened)

1/4 cup canola or corn oil (I used all 3/4 cup applesauce)

1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips (I am sure I used more)


1. Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray the cookie sheets with cooking spray.

2. Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl and set aside.

3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium, beat the eggs and sugar until smooth and light in color, about 1 minute. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides as needed while mixing.

4. On low speed, mix the applesauce, oil, pumpkin, and vanilla until blended. Mix in the flour mixture to incorporate it. Mix in the chips.

5. Scoop approximately 1/4 cup of dough (using measuring cup or ice cream scoop) onto prepared cookie sheet, spacing the cookies approximately 2 1/2 inches apart.

6. Bake the cookies one sheet at a time until the tops feel firm and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry, about 12-16 minutes. Cool them on a baking sheet for about 5 minutes , then use a wide metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Makes about 30 cookies.



Reason #487 that I love my friends: we make contracts before we go out.

About 75% of the time (and probably more so now that we don't go out as often), we create contracts of random things that have to be accomplished during our night out. It just adds to the fun. :)

I can only find a picture of one of these contracts, but this is just a taste.

Typical things on these lists:
-specific shots to take
-a certain # of pictures to take for the evening
-a song we must karaoke

You get the idea. We have fun. :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pimp my blog!!

So as you may have noticed, my blog has been completely and totally PIMPED!! The oh so amazing LJKC has hooked me up. I love it!!

If you need any work done to your blog, check her out. She, clearly, does some awesome stuff! If you haven't already, you should check out her personal blog as well. She has the cutest pug...ever. :)

Thanks again, LJKC.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I just randomly looked back at one of my first couple of posts (in February). I remembered giving a shout out to my followers and I was curious how many I had started with....

Yeah, I started with a total of 7 followers. I felt pretty cool to even have that many.

And here I am - 8 months later - and that number has grown to 33. I feel famous now. Haha, jk.
So to my 33 followers and anyone else who randomly stops by my blog: Feel free to leave comments (love 'em). I am always looking for more blogs to take a look at so just leave a random comment directing me to your blog. And last, but not least, please feel free to leave me a comment (at any time) about something you might want me to blog about.

I run out of ideas pretty quickly about topics to blog about and my life isn't really that exciting to talk about - so what do you want to read about??

So, yeah...a big fat shout out to my growing list of followers!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


So about 3 weeks ago I got an iPhone...remember?

Things have been going great with the phone - I LOVE IT! The problem came this weekend when I dropped it in a cup of beer. I don't even drink beer. This may have been the 5th time in my life that I have drank beer and this is what happens. Needless to say, beer is once again off my radar. Ugh.

Soon after the accident, my phone was doing wacky things. It wouldn't turn off, then it would turn off on its own, it wouldn't reset, etc. When I got home that evening I submerged my phone in a bag of uncooked rice (thanks to my friend's roommate's suggestion). I left it overnight.

And MUCH to my surprise, when I plugged it into iTunes the next day IT WORKED!! I could not have been more excited. I was completely freaking out because At&t does not offer accidental insurance for iPhones (UGH!).

The only issue I had once the phone started to work again was that there was moisture in the camera lens. So any pic I tried to take was foggy and not good. A few hours went by the day after the accident and all moisture was out of the lens area. AWESOME....only not. Now the camera shutter will not open. I tried to restore my phone back to factory settings, but it still won't work. I guess I can't complain because everything else works just fine.

I am hoping that some day the camera will just start magically working. :) I don't know how to check to see if the water sensor has turned colors. If, for some reason, the beer missed the sensor then I would take it to an Apple store to try to get them to fix it. But, since there is water damage my warranty is void...I believe.

Now that this HUGE scare has happened, I am going to look into getting a rider on our home owner's insurance for our phones (some companies offer it, some don't). We need to do the same for our new television as well.

If anyone has any tips or tricks on how to get my camera back working and/or how to tell if the water damage sensor was missed somehow - let me know.