Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Another one bites the dust

Dierks, what are you thinking? I no longer have a reason to go on. All my dreams are shattered.

. . .I'm prettier than her. Well, maybe not, but I can tell myself that.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

"Papa Jim's Infamy remains" or "Dear Lord Dad!"

A local news station, KMEG, is doing a series on people in the community that have done unusual or note-worthy things and for some ridiculous reason they picked Papa Jim. They talked about some of his businesses and a lot about how my dad is the world record holder for the number of sailfish caught in one day. My father has a tendency to say some pretty ridiculous things when he's in the spotlight and this time was no exception. He talks about being a sportsman in his down time (all the time). I believe Dad's exact words were "You have to be a little mentally sick to be a duck hunter. Anyone who wants to sit in a box and blow duck calls -- you have to be a little different." Oh, Dad. . . Here's the article . Now do you all understand why I am the way I am?

I passed!

"I'm a freaking genius!" Now, imagine me saying that as if I'm whacked out Anna Nicole. That was my feeling today as I realized that, yes, I passed Nursing II and I don't have to become a pirate that has a daycare on board and walks dogs on the side. Though, that life is strangely tempting. Now wish me luck on my Dev. Psy. final. One more and I'm done for 27 days! 27 days of sleeping, Dog the Bounty Hunter, and booze. A much needed vacation! Maybe I"ll get some of that overdue roadtripping in, but that all depends on the funds or lack-there-of.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Christmas mischief!

Oh, Brandi, that glass chalk was not a wise thing to leave laying around. . .

Monday, December 12, 2005

More Galifianakis, please.

The new show, Comedians of Comedy (no, not very creative) on Comedy Central was something I was looking forward to. With comedians like Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn (the slow mail-boy from "Just Shoot Me" who made the show), Maria Bamford, and the uncomparable and treat of a man, Zach Galifianakis. You may remember Galifianakis from Out Cold (think hot tub scene). He alone is worth an entire TV show. But contrary to the shows mildly promising cast, it stinks. It's not funny. It's boring, but yet I still DVR it every week, hoping that it will get better. Last weeks episode consisted of them saying how depressing Atlantic City was and that nothing happened to talk about. Yes, very lame. They also don't give Zachy-boy enough face time. He's a genius and needs to be recognized in his element to truly be appreciated. Bubba got to see his stand up show in Lincoln and said that it was the funniest thing he's ever seen. His humor goes right along with Bubba and I's immaturity and fondness for sarcastic idiots. I'm still going to watch it every week, anticipating a glimmer of humor, but the show is generally very poorly done. Avs and I could do a better job concocting humor and drama than these has-been's and never-will-be's (except for Zach, he's a STAR!) Very disappointing.

Friday, December 09, 2005

"Ats a-wish-us!"

That's how my cousin, Missy's son says "That's delicious!". This weekend I'm making it my project to make my Christmas cookies and treats. My goal is to actually get them done given my small windows of time to accomplish this. I plan on making Christmas berry mocha fudge, eggnog biscotti, spicy gingerbread cookies, macaroons, and frosted Christmas sugar cookies (like Mama's!). But we'll see how far I get, that's pretty ambitious. I'm super poor this season so this is what I'm giving as gifts. So plan on not getting much more. I'll let you know how they turn out. I get so domesticated when I'm in the Christmas spirit!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Karma, something to believe in

I grew up among several religions and I don't consider any one of them to be my definitive religion. I was baptized Methodist, confirmed Episcopalian, but I went to Catholic school for 5 years. But I do know there is one thing that I believe in above anything else. Karma.

I believe that everything you do will come back on you in some way. Now, I don't get really technical as the Buddhists or the Toaists. I don't necessarily believe that everything I do will come back on me 3 fold, but I do know that it will come back in some way. Usually for me it's in the way of financial burden, unexpected unfortunate events or heartache. But every bit of it is well deserved. I'm not like a Flagellate or anything, but I know I deserve my own punishment. And I believe its good for me. But, I also deserve my rewards. Though, I believe those are harder to earn. Few and far between, but well deserved. These usually come to me in the way of good friends and "mercy". Wow, this post is getting really philosophical. I don't mind if you don't.

Anyway, back to the subject at hand. The reason I'm writing about this is because there has been a lot of talk lately in certain circles about karma. I've also done some things in the past few weeks that I know will come back on me in an unforgiving way. Brandi's latest post talks of karma and the thoughts that have been swimming in my head lately have screamed it. I know my idea of karma sounds a lot like "The Golden Rule", but I think they are similar in many ways. I guess this is just a reminder to me to remember what I believe is important and not to forget it, even in the most tempting situations and the most seductive eyes. I've worked so hard for so long to not damage my karma and lately I've done serious damage. Don't fuck it up now. I just need to remind myself to "stick to your guns"- as Papa Jim would say.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Fun (and PG) pics from the weekend!

These are of a couple of girls in my nursing class (Jacque and Jaime), my best guy friend, Josh, Bubba, and I from the weekend. Super fun!

Jacque and her fiance, Kevin

My best guy friend, Josh, and I

Josh and Bubba
This picture turns my stomach a little.

Jacque, Me, and Jaime

Monday, December 05, 2005

Booze, hot tubs, and the scar of Mary

Very eventful weekend. Booze, hot tub, memories that need to be repressed, naked bodies, a dog bite that will leave a scar forever with the reminder of guilt of a sin that I will go to hell for, an annoying best guy friend, and a busted knee that may need reconstructive surgery. Appropriate pics will be posted soon.