New Years Survey: Court

I realized that I didn’t even do this last year 🙂  Must have been swamped!  Here goes…..

1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?

Hung off the side of the Stratosphere in Vegas.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Yes and no.  There was nothing official.  I will for sure make more this year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Yes, my very best friend Der has a handsome baby boy.  Couldn’t be more excited for them.

4. Did anyone close to you die?


5. What countries did you visit?

USA, kept it local.

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you didn’t have in 2010?

Hard one, I am very happy with my life.  Possibly no car payment.

7. What dates from 2010 will be etched upon your memory, and why?

Ben and I moved in together after dating for a few years.  That was very special.  Aus made honor roll more times that I can remember.  All of those days were very special to me.  Aus had a great season in soccer and showed his drive and ambition at each game.  I was so proud.

8. What was your biggest achievement of this year?

Leaving a job that I had been at for a very, very long time.  Moving into a role and company that was unknown, but ultimately allowed me to be happier and be treated with respect.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Hmmm, I know I didn’t fail, but learning lessons of trying to be a great mom.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I actually just recently punctured myself wrapping presents.  Trip to ER, Tetanus Shot and 5 Stiches.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Hard one.  iPhone?  But it was bought for me.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Ben’s. He is so patient and loving.  I also have some great friends that I absolutely love to laugh with.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Meh, nobody really.  I have some great people in my life and those that weren’t aren’t in it anymore.

14. Where did most your money go?

Bills, standard response.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Sideline, Soccer Momming at Austin’s games.  I had the time of my life watching him play.

16. What song will always remind you of 2010?

This is hard, cause we’ve been to so many concerts.  I love Pheonix’s Love Like a Sunset.  I think that can pretty much sum it all up.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer?

a) Happier

b) MEH, about the same–still working on that one

c) Richer, not just money-wise.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Relaxing, getting massages.  HAHAHA.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?


20. How did you spend Christmas?

At different family’s house, including mine.  Pretty low key, but busy busy!  Aus is so much fun at this age.

21. Did you fall in love with 2010?

Absolutely.  Love Ben, Aus, my babies.

22. What was your favorite TV program?

Simpsons, The Office.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

No, definitely not.  I’m a lover, not a fighter.

24. What was the best book you read?

Hard Hard.  I know its bad, but I really think it was the Twilight Series for me.  I’ve never been more into a book.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

The XX.  I am absolutely obsessed.  Got to see them as ACL this year and probably listen to their album 4-5 times a week.

26. What did you want and get?

Great son and boyfriend and 4 cats.  Love that I have a little unit that I adore.  No present can compare to that.

27. What did you want and not get?

Nothing, thankful for everything in my life.  Accept for maybe another cat 🙂

28. What was your favorite film of 2010?

I thought the Social Network and Inception were great.  I think Diary of a Wimpy Kid was my fav flick to go see with Aus.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Vegas Baby.  I was 30, my Mom turned 60.  Ben and my family had a blast.  It was Ben and my first time there.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Less stress of the little things.  Who ever said don’t sweat the small stuff is so true.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept of 2010?

Sporty Spice!  Casual sneakers and tees with some cute earrings.

32. What kept you sane?

Ben, my kittahs and concerts.  I have to give most of the cred to Ben though.  He’s my rock.

33. What political issue stirred you the most?

Ummm, it didn’t stir me per say, but seeing the first African American president in office has been great.

34. Who did you miss?

Aus when he had to spend extended visits at his dad’s.

35. Who was the best new person you met?

I met a lot of great new co-workers in 2010.

36. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.

Laugh A LOT more!

37. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

I am yours now
So now I don’t ever have to leave
I’ve been found out
So now I’ll never explore

-The XX

Holiday Gift Guides: Odds & Ends

Are you stumped on gift buying for anyone?  I’ve gathered up some items that I think might work or at least point you in the right direction.

  1. Voile Spaghetti Measure, Moma Store
  2. Jubilee Hoops, Sundance
  3. Ugg Scuff, Zappos
  4. Multicolor Ceramic Mixing Bowl Set, Williams-Sonoma
  5. Bose Noise Canceling Headphones, Amazon
  6. The Pajamas Warming Pouch, Hammacher Schlemmer
  7. The In Your Own Voice Storyteller, Hammacher Schlemmer
  8. Xyron Create A Sticker Machine, Amazon
  9. Pearls in the Stream Bracelet, Sundance
  10. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse DVD, Amazon
  11. Mad Men Season 1 DVD, Amazon
  12. Toy Story 3 DVD, Amazon

Movies for the Season

These are movies I try not to miss during the holidays…first choice being A Christmas Story.  Though I have several parts of this movie that I find very memorable, for some reason I always think about the dogs coming in and ripping apart that turkey which leads to them eating Christmas dinner at the Chinese restaurant.

What is your favorite holiday movie and why?

  1. Amazon, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  2. Amazon, A Christmas Story
  3. Amazon, It’s a Wonderful Life
  4. Amazon, Elf

It’s Scary Movie Time!

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine the other day about scary movies. He said he’d seen the newest exorcist movie and he didn’t think it was that scary. He proceeded to tell me the plot and it sounded pretty damn scary to me! So I asked him, what kind of movie scares him? He explained the kind of movie that scared him and it seem like maybe his ultimate scary movie is like science experiment horror.

So that got me thinking…what do I think is scary?  I think a big thing for me is if something is based on a true story then it definitely scares the crap out of me.  These movies have scared the crap out of me through the years.

  1. The Exorcist-I’m pretty sure this is based on a true story…this to me is the ultimate scary movie.
  2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre-This too is based on a true story.  I live in Texas.  And I still haven’t been able to make it through the entire movie.
  3. A Nightmare on Elm Street-I know this isn’t based on a true story but Freddie was a child murderer that is coming back to avenge his death.  And I also am very creeped out by that song in the movie…One, two Freddie’s comin for you….
  4. Halloween-This could totally be a true story.  Dude kills his sister, goes into an insane asylum and then escapes and starts killing people.  Amirite?  Side note: did you know the mask that Michael the killer wears in this film was created from William Shatner’s face?
  5. The Ring-Just the girl crawling out of the tv gets me every time.
  6. Poltergeist-I think I’ve seen this one the most out of all of these.  The house built on a cemetary…hearing Carol Anne via the television…DON’T GO INTO THE LIGHT!  And finally the fact that a lot of these people that acted in this movie are now dead is creepy to me…a Poltergeist curse!

So what is your genre of scary movie?

Birthday Wishlist

There are so many things in this world that I would love to have but a) will never buy for myself, and b) could not afford right now even if I did want to buy them. That, my friends, is the beauty of a birthday, and mine is right around the corner. Here are some items that are on my birthday wish list this year…

  1. Macy’s,  Keurig B60 Coffee Maker, Single Serve : This might be one of the greatest kitchen appliance I have ever used. For anybody who drinks a cup or 2 of coffee every day but not a whole pot, this is the perfect gift. No more cleaning a coffee pot. Ever again.
  2., KitchenAid 5 Speed Blender : Yes I want a blender for my birthday. And yes, it has to be this color.
  3. Victoria’s Secret, Motorcycle Jacket : I love this jacket. Every time I get a Victoria’s Secret catalog in the mail I drool over it.
  4. Old Navy, Women’s Sliver Wedge Boots: I really want some tall, flat boots in this camel color for the fall, and these are super cute without a super high price tag.
  5. Amazon, Mikasa Cheers Too 16-ounce White Wine Glasses :  I got the original Mikasa Cheers white wine glasses as a graduation gift and would love to have the full set.
  6. Target, Sex and the City 2 I loved the show and I love this movie. It was even better than the last one. I have the entire series on DVD as well as the first movie, so I need to complete my collection 🙂
  7. Amazon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse : Although it is not available yet, I am holding out hope it will be here by my birthday. I am a Twi-hard, what can I say.
  8. Target, Tom Tom XL 340T GPS : I will be the first to admit that my sense of direction sucks. When I eventually leave the small college town I currently live in, a GPS for my car will be a must have.
  9. Reebok,  RunTone Action Shoes : I just recently started running and I really want a pair of these shoes.  Who doesn’t want their butt to look better?
  10. Direct From Mexico, Large Thick Talavera Cross : a) I love all things Mexican (especially food and decor), and b) I collect crosses

Oh and one more thing…

Chocolate Brown Wiener Dog

A brother or sister for Lily 🙂

Men I REALLY Crush On

So last week I told you about the women I love, but what’s better than loving women? Loving on the hott gentlemen!

These are the men on my “list” (you know what I’m talking about)…whose on yours?

  • George Strait
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Prince William
  • Denzel Washington
  • Mark Wahlberg (Yes, Marky Mark)
  • Carey Hart
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Women I Crush On

You know all of you have them…there are certain famous women out there that you can’t help but love, and want to be their best friend, and watch their movies, and buy all their songs, and, lets face it…you crush on!

Here are mine…who are yours?

  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Julia Roberts
  • Faith Hill
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley
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Over, and Over, and Over Again

I could literally be stuck on a desert island with only these movies and be a happy camper. I’ve already watched them 100’s of times, and will probably watch them 100 more!

What movies can you watch over, and over, and over again?

  1. Dirty Dancing
  2. La Bamba
  3. Steel Magnolias
  4. Sweet Home Alabama
  5. Cocktail

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

As you know, Court and I are Twi-hards.  I wouldn’t necessarily call us fanatics or anything, we are just fans.  Der is too, although she hasn’t read any of the series, her sister has just told her all the details from the book and then she watched the movies.  Court and I have tried to get Der to read the books and granted, she started the first one but I don’t think she ever finished it.  Meaning I think she may have gotten to page 5 and then her sister was just basically her Cliff’s Notes. So I think that makes Der a Twi-Semi Hard (no pun intended).

So anyway, back to the subject at hand.  Eclipse.  It’s coming out next week.  My husband has so graciously decided to take off work and take me to the 10a showing because it comes out on my birthday.  What a present eh?  And before you say anything, I’m going to just go ahead and out my husband because he has also read all of the books and watched the movies and I’m not sure if he’s going to kill me for saying that, but I don’t think it’s going to be a hardship for him to watch the movie with me, if you get my drift.

I was seriously tempted to do the whole Twilight she-bang at our theater the night before where they show Twilight, New Moon and then a midnight showing of Eclipse…but let’s be honest here…I’d still have to get up at 6:30a with the kiddo and I honestly don’t know if I could stay up that late.  Pathetic, I know.  So I would like to know who of you are Twi-hards and are you going to see the movie when it comes out?

Toy Story Anyone?

So my child wakes up at 6a most days, takes 1 nap that can range anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours depending on the day, and the rest of the time? The rest of the time involves running, lots and lots of running and/or thinking the furniture in our house is the Little Gym.  Generally the only time the kiddo will sit still is if I put on Toy Story 1 or 2.  And I’m gonna go ahead and admit it, it’s really nice to sit down for a breather.  So we are very much looking forward to Toy Story 3 coming out and having that be The First Movie Experience.

So with all that said, I have two questions for you:

What is your kiddo’s favorite movie?

And why does Bullseye (horse) not speak when Hamm (pig), Rex (dinosaur), and Slinky (dog) do?

Disney Store, Buzz & Woody Tee for Boys