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Remember back in April...

Remember back in April when I got on a black spray painting kick and painted everything that couldn't run from me?  Remember when I posted these photos of the pots with the newly planted impatients?






Well, I just want to report on the miracle status of the impatients...





These things have grown like crazy! 

In the effort of full disclosure, I just pulled up the ones in the ground because they weren't looking so great and I was sick of them.

On another note, will someone please tell the mosquitos that it is October (almost) and time for them to die or go whereever it is that they go in the winter.  I'm tired of being bitten and as for that little ba$&#rd mosquito that has been living in my house for a week and living off of me (literally), please be the first to die!

"It's How Much?" and other stories from a random Tuesday...

After court this morning, I went to Canton to retrieve this dresser that I purchased last month...



it is now safely in my garage and I'm happy to report that I didn't get ripped off!  Now I really hope that I can sell my other furniture on Craigslist soon.  I know I previously bought tables to use as nightstands on clearance at Pier One for 90% off, BUT I got the stupid Tuesday Morning brochure yesterday and they have bedside tables TO DIE FOR!  I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that yet...

In other news, I FINALLY got a call from the vet here in McKinney that Lola's medicine was in.  Just to back up a little, Lola needs to take this...


She has been on a 30 day course of Atopica before.  Our most fabulous vet in Wichita Falls came up with the idea of trying this since she cannot take steroids anymore due to her crappy pancreas.  Anyway, the stuff works pretty good, but it costs $60 for a 15 day supply.  Last week we went to the vet here because Fabulous WF vet…

Thou Shall Not Tweet

Yes, look closely there... the 11th commandment, "Thou Shall Not Tweet"!

Just kidding, it's not really a commandment from God, but from the "God of Texas Tech Football"...

Mike Leach


You see, some of our players were on


and apparently some of them posted Tweets after the 1 point loss on Saturday night that Leach didn't care for, so he has outlawed the players from Tweeting on Twitter.

Tonight on WFAA, their infamous sports reporter Dale Hansen reported on this anti-twitter policy and said "maybe if Leach instituted a policy where Tech would kick field goals on 4th down when they are only up by 5 with 4 minutes to go in the 4th, they wouldn't lose by 1 point."  Preach it Dale!

I'm usually a Leach fan and normally love his gambles even if it means we turn it over after going for it on 4th down, BUT, I was very unhappy on Saturday night with the failure to kick the field goal!

I've Got Nothin'

I feel that I should blog about something, but really, I've got nothin'!  I had a very uneventful weekend cleaning out the backlog in my DVR from premier week.  I also had Milly until last night, and of course Lola who was sick.  Lola was a mommy's girl the whole weekend which means she was attached to me and wanted me to rub her head or back the entire time. 

Tomorrow is suppose to finally be THE DAY that I go back to Canton to pick up my dresser that I bought last month.  It has literally rained every single day that I was available to go and get it since I bought it.  I've been so worried about getting ripped off (since I had to pay for the dresser already), that it will be good to have it here in my garage.  I need to re-list my bedroom set on Craigslist for what I believe to be a more realistic price instead of one similar to what other sets are listed for.  I think I have finally selected the headboard that I want to order and a fabric. 

This is the headboard I …

It's SATC Saturday Again

First, I will start you off with a little movie...
Sex and the City- All the Best Moments from the Movie.

WARNING: If you haven't seen the movie, don't watch this.  Oh, and also please rectify this ASAP.  Ann-  they have the movie at your local TJ Maxx for $5.99.  I meant to buy it for you when I was there and bring it to you at Robin's party, but I got distracted by lamps and forgot (sorry!). 



This week has been pretty lame-o on the updates front. All I have found is that there are reports of some drama on the set between Kim Cattrall and SJP.  Of course there have been reports in the past that these two gals didn't get along (personally I think it is just because KC is a little too big for her britches and doesn't seem to always remember that SJP is an executive producer and Carrie is, well the star). 

There are also reports that SJP is possibly a little overwhelmed with having the two new twin girls and little James Wilkie to take care of.  It is reported that …

Tales and Tails

Here is my shopping tale: I went to Half Price Books today to get a copy of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" so that I could read it again before going to Savannah next month. I have read it before, but it was like way back in 1997 or 1998. I've slept since then, so I need to re-read it.

Anyway, when I was walked into Half Price Books, they were having a clearance throughout the store. This sent me into a hysterical fit of laughter...

Don't see what struck my funny bone...

How about now?
Is Texas Hold 'Em a religion now?
See this cute little nubby tail?
It is costing me a lot per inch this week! So far we are up to like $165 and next week when some meds come in, we will probably tack on another $60 or so dollars to the deal.

Poor Lola's tail has been itching like crazy and she has been attempting to bite it like crazy. I'm sure she would love to have had a longer tail this week, as it would have been much easier for her to scratch that itch.

Since our…

TV Reviews so far... (Updated)

If you have been keeping up with all the shows that I have been recording on my DVR this week, then you know that there is NO WAY I have been able to watch all of them...yet. This weekend I have big plans to catch up, but for now, I've only watched a few...

I wanted to comment on a new show so that none of you let it slip by without knowing about it. If you are too busy to add another show, then that is another issue, but I did want you to know what you are missing.

"The Good Wife" premiered on CBS at 9:00 (CST) on Tuesday night. It is about a wife (Julianna Marguiles) who was married to a politician (Chris Noth) who was caught in a sex scandal and sent to jail. As a result, she had to go back into the workforce as a junior associate at a big law firm. It was REALLY good folks! Especially considering it was the pilot. CBS is going to rerun this on Saturday night at 8:00 (CST) so if you want to give it a chance, you've got another shot.


UPDATE: I cannot believe that I f…

Schnauzers and New Shoes

This little mongrel has come to visit until Sunday evening... so it's Schnauzerville around here.

Right now both Milly and Lola are outside because they are both driving me nuts...

Lola is having an allergy attack on her tail and of course Joe, our vet is out of town this week!

Milly is having one of her brain short circuits where she doesn't think she likes Lola or me, so she hides out in the back room! Nut!

Aside from the excitement of one too many schnauzers at my house (I kid, I kid. We love Milly until bedtime), I got a new pair of shoes!

I actually ordered them on Friday because I couldn't find them in my giant size anywhere, and the UPS delivery guy dropped them on my doorstep today. I think they are just so cute! The best part was this...
See the $79.99 price tag? Well I had located them at DSW for $55, but couldn't find them in my size as I mentioned. DSW also didn't have my size online. I popped by a store in Allen at the outlets and they had them but not in …

Tuesday

The most exciting thing I've done today, is get a flu shot. I've NEVER had a flu shot before. I have also never had the flu either. My theory was always that as soon as I got the shot, that would be the year I get the flu. However, between the dregs that I deal with every day and my students (who always seem to be sick), I thought I had better get one this year. So I headed up to Walgreens and got a shot today. I also plan to get the swine shot next month when it becomes available.

On another exciting note, Fall is actually here AND it actually feels like Fall!

Weekend wrap up

Last night was a big game, Tech vs. Number 2 Texas.... at Texas...
I wasn't sure what was going to happen. I mean here we are just two games into the season and we have such a huge game before us. We have a new quarterback who is just settling in. We had to travel to Austin where 100,000+ fans would be rooting for us to lose. The Longhorns have been wanting revenge since last year when we beat them in Lubbock when they were Number 1 in the country. As I said, I didn't know what to expect, but I knew that all of this could be a recipe for disaster!

I'm very happy to report that it wasn't a disaster! We lost, yes, but only by 10 points. We kept trailing by 7 points the whole game, but then they scored another 3 right at the end. Also, that 7 points we were trailing wasn't "really a touchdown" but a punt ran back for 7. Yes, it is a touchdown on the scoreboard, but you know what I mean, it was kind of a fluke deal. Anyway, I'm very proud of my team becaus…

SATC Saturday: An 80's Flashback

For this week's installment of SATC Saturday, think Madonna, Preppy, Shoulder Pads and Walkmans. Yes, the girls are flashing back to the 80's!


Carrie is rocking Madonna's "Like a Virgin" look and of course Charlotte is preppy, preppy, preppy... Miranda with her power suit including the all important 80's shoulder pads and a Sally Jesse Raphael haircut
Samantha, well, was apparently Samantha all the way back in the 80's
complete with her walkman
Word is mixed as to whether Jason Lewis will be making an appearance as Smith. I've heard that Sam will have a new guy in her life. Rumor is that the new guy will be played by former Mr. Croatia, Flip Kleva. Below are the only pics I could find of him on the internet. I say bring back Smith!!!
Then I just now found this photo. At the time this post was published I hadn't been able to locate a "clean copy". This is from Perez Hilton so it has his doodles drawn on it, but I concur...WHAT?!?!?
Bette Midle…

Friday's Finds

So I'm in love with this new cute line of stuff I've found... Curly Girl Designs. Yes, that would be a cute name for stuff that I create and sell, if only I was creative enough to do such a thing.

I've seen this line at my local Hallmark store and Sample House. This line of stuff include mugs, journals, metal water bottles, plaques, napkins and magnets. I've invested in the magnets because the only other thing that I want is the water bottle, but I haven't found that with the saying that I like.

I started out with this set (they come in sets of two)...
I've noticed that it makes me smile every time I look at it.

Then today, I saw a couple of others I loved and since I have enjoyed the first set for a couple of months now, I splurged...










Sadly I discovered this at lunch on Thursday...



It is a new cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory. Those are layers of cheesecake and red velvet cake. As if that wasn't enough, it is topped with cream cheese icing and the edges ar…

Cookbook Updates

Okay, so more updates on the cookbook signings...

Bobby Deen posted this photo on Twitter this morning saying "A photo of me and my girl at an Angels game". So, Abby, I believe I have more problems than my bad feng shui.

As far as the upcoming Pioneer Woman signing... it seems like all my friends want to come in for it. It is December 1st, which is unfortunately a Tuesday. I hope everyone can come and we can have a big blog party! It will be so fun and such a circle of blog life event...blog friends who became real life friends, who all read Pioneer Woman's blog, going to meet Pioneer Woman in real life.


P.S. I'm all about getting these books on the cheap and bringing them to Border's for the signings. I bought the Deen cookbook at Sam's for $15 instead of paying the $25 Border's price. I have just pre-ordered Pioneer Woman from Amazon for $14 and change, plus there is no tax and if you spend $25 you get their free shipping.

Not your average Wednesday night Y'all!!!!

This cookbook has taken center stage at my house right now, which means it gets the coveted place in the cookbook holder on top of the sideboard in the breakfast area. Okay, so it isn't coveted by anyone really, but it is on display for all to see...
Why is this on display and what in the heck does this have to with my blog title of "Not your average Wednesday night Y'all!!!!"? Well, if you have been reading my Tweets you know, but if you haven't, then it is because SOMEBODY GOT TO MEET JAMIE AND BOBBY TONIGHT, SOMEBODY GOT TO MEET JAMIE AND BOBBY TONIGHT!!!! Yep! I'm that somebody!!!!

Suzanna and me in line...
(Sorry Suz, I know you hate this pic because you said it makes you look short, but I thought it was hilarious and had to post it!) So while in line waiting (waiting for the signing to start because I was pretty close up the front), these older ladies behind us started talking to us. They decided that I needed to marry Bobby Deen. It was so funny li…