Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year!

Art has said to me several times how it must be so horrible to be a liberal, they always see that the world is going to hell. I think this cartoon portrays this best. When I first saw this I had to laugh (link). We are all immoral, racist and uncivil; is this all that we will give to the New Year? Yes, because we are such an apathetic people. We are so horrible. Oh, why don't we just go shoot ourselves. This is a wonderful way to start off 2006. Let's think off all the bad sh#@t that will happen to us! Yeah! I am sitting in my living room and I can hear the fire works in the background. Oh, there goes more fire works. They've been going off since the late afternoon. I think no one cares about the fire ban through Texas when it comes to holiday tradition. Because of tradition Art and I will both be eating grapes with black eyed peas washed back with champaigne. No fire works; I don't even usually do those on the 4th of July. Not important. The grape tradition is new to me this year. When I look it up I see that it is a Spanish tradition. You eat twelve grapes at midnight to signify the twelve months of the year. Something that Art's family does. The black eyed peas is just a Southern US tradition. I'm not sure where it came from, but I noticed it is also part of the Jewish tradition. I'm not sure how many you are required to eat, but my mother would have us eat at least a spoon full. I use to hate the taste of black eyed peas. I guess you usually hate anything that isn't sweet when you are little though. I can remember most of my New Year's Eves. It seems that I celebrate it one year and then spend one layed back at home. This year is one to do nothing. It was also a migraine day so I really, really didn't want to leave the house at all today. Didn't work though. I had to leave to run errands. At least now I get to sit back and watch movies. This is my first New Year's with Art. I have a feeling this will be a good year. If everything works out the way I want it to, I'll be married by the end of the year. When I know for certain the wedding date I'll probably put up a count down or something. I just finished watching You've Got Mail and now Sleepless in Seattle is on. I just wanted to say Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Blonde Joke

I thought this was really funny. I had to put it up. Here is the best blonde joke ever! Thanks to Chris vs Chris for this one.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

I had to put this up

Thanks to Faithmouse for fixing up our picture! I have to admit that I am not the best with photo shop (or whatever it is called). Here it is...

Christmas has gone very well with my family. I'm escaping a political argument in my living room. Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

My Engagement Ring

I took this one awhile back. I just remembered that I said I would put up a picture of my ring. So here it is, with a weird ornament thing I got at a wedding expo:)

Monday, December 19, 2005

Our Christmas Tree

This is my first Christmas tree. I've always prepared the tree with my mom in the past, but this year it was just Art and I. There were a few disagreements. Like on the importance of the Christmas tree skirt and what tinsel to use. I think it turned out nice in the end:)

Merry Christmas Everyone

I never actually sent Christmas Cards out this year. This is as close as I will get to one, using my paint on my computer. This is the first time I've used it. I now have my house decorated for Christmas and my blog:) Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Looking for a dog

Since I've finished doing my incompletes I have been loooking for things to occupy my time with. It ends up that I do have plenty of things to unpack since I'm not completely moved into the house yet, but that isn't what I want to talk about. I have decided that I want a dog. I originally wanted a cat, but my fiance is incredibly alergic to cats and you can tell here that he thinks that cats are evil. The animal that I called my own since I was in 1st grade was a cat, and she died a few months ago. Other than that I helped raise a dalmation(Mulder), which my parents have now and I helped my brother with his pitbull Soja. Now I take care of a St. Bernard (Sebastian). I love Sebastian, but he isn't one to sit in your lap (though I know he would be more than happy to do so). Now I don't want to make a mistake in what breed of dog to choose again. I chose the dalmation and though he is a definate part of the family now, I can tell you he wasn't the best dog for me. He dragged me when I was younger and broke my foot. Since then I refuse to walk him or any dog that is bigger(including Sebastian). I was afraid of walking Soja for awhile, but I found that she really wasn't too bad on a leash. So here are a few of the breeds that I think might work so far. I really would want a small or medium size dog that doesn't bark everytime something moves, and I want one that is really good with a family. I can't have a mean dog. Here are a couple of breeds that I've looked good, but I'm not positive about one yet:

1. A beagle

I have little experience with this type of dog. He seemed very sweet, but he ate constantly. He had a sweet tooth. Other than that he was very friendly and didn't seem too annoying. I've looked up information on the breed and it says that the worst trait about these dogs is how stubborn they are, so they are difficult to train.

2. A pug

I've only been around a pug once and he came up to me and jumped in my lap. I find that they are very cute even though they have a horrible snore. I'm afraid of this dog being yappy though, I've also noticed that they have many health problems.

3. A Cavalier

This is one I was just looking into today. It is named after King Charles II and I noticed that it is a dog that has been loved by the aristocracy. Other than that, what I've seen about this dog is that it doesn't bark as much as other toy breeds and it is known to be very affectionate. It has a few possible health problems and it says that it needs to be groomed often. The major probem to me is that I've never seen this dog before or known anyone who has had one.

These are the only dogs that look appealing to me at this point. I've been interested in Golden Retreivers and some other mastiff breeds (which would make Art happy), but they just seem to big to me. Not a very good substitute for a cat. Well, let me know what you think about these breeds, or if you know another that would be better. Please don't say Chihiahia either. They can be sweet, but they bark more than any dog I know. That would give me a headache and I know Art would hate it. I'll let you know if anything new comes up with this subject, but I imagine I'll be looking through for the best type for awhile. Later!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

I'm done... Almost

Yes!!! I finished 4 incompletes! I have one more, but it is an independent study that requires me to meet with my prof some more. But the most important part about this is, they will take me back! I can finish my masters! Yes, there are a lot of exclamation points! I don't care! I am done! Now I will crash.....

Friday, December 09, 2005

I'm writing, and writing...

Again I have Aristotle on the brain and I can't get to sleep because of it. I haven't had anyhting like this happen to me in quite awhile. I've discovered that I can write much about him without refering back to his texts. I guess it shouldn't suprise me. It just did because it has been awhile since I actually payed attention to my work. Now it seems possible again. Maybe if I get these last papers in. The Masters isn't as far out of reach as I thought it was to begin with. Nine hours next semester and boom... I'm finished. Then what? I don't really care right now. Maybe law school. I see no PhD program in my future though. Nope. I gave up on that one. Just doesn't seem as appealing as it once was. Well, I must sleep. Don't have time to play.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

I'm torn between blogs

Nothing new today since I have stuff to work on, and I spent time posting elsewhere. My fiance has invited me as a guest blogger on his blog until he gets out of the Navy. So for about the next month I will be posting on both. Go see! Remember it is SA Sea Stories on 'Blogs to Check Out'.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Another Meme

As I try to wake myself up before I finish this paper I've been working on I thought I'd do another meme. I saw it on Anastasia's blog. A regular post will come when I have time for it. Till then, irregular posts... I guess.

TEN random things you might not know about me.
1. I've had the flu for the past week.
2. I probubly am too opinionated when it comes to Christmas decorations.
3. I own jeans size 9-18.
4. I have an SWT sticker on my car.
5. My favorite sports are skiing and swimming.
6. I can't whistle.
7. I've been certified as a life guard two times, but have never actually been one.
8. I had seizures when I was born.
9. I've played the clarinet and the saxaphone.
10. I was a blonde until middle school.

NINE places I've visited
1. Miami, Florida (Art's family)
2. Fayetteville, Arkansas (my family)
3. Durant, Oklahoma (still my family)
4. Santa Fe, New Mexico (vacation spot for people from Amarillo)
5. Chorpus Christi, Texas (vacation for people from San Antonio)
6. Pheonix, Arizona (Spring training for Cubs and Giants years ago)
7. Fairfax, Virginia (random trip with friend that moved back home)
8. Durango, Colorado (favorite ski destination)
9. Seattle, Washington (I was there a year ago, its nice for Christmas... traffic's a bitch)

EIGHT ways to win my heart
1. According to Art, buy me food
2. Discussion on religion
3. Help me organize my stuff (I'm a slob)
4. Red roses
5. Get along with my brother and parents (yes, in that order)
6. Icecream (I know that falls under food)
7. Call me
8. Compliment me

SEVEN things I want to do before I die
1. Marry (will happen soon enough)
2. Travel (I have no real destination)
3. Have my own family
4. Have a real job
5. Finish my Masters (at least)
6. Play my piano in my own house
7. Live outside of Texas (at least for a short period of time... its all I know)

SIX things I'm afraid of
1. Flying insects
2. Being in the middle of the ocean
3. Mirrors in the dark
4. I'm simply afraid of the dark.
5. Being alone
6. Driving in hard rain.

FIVE things I don't like
1. Jager
2. Basketball
3. Cleaning up dog crap
4. Taking out the trash
5. Mayonnaise

FOUR ways to turn me off
1. Being a vegitarian (just don't get it)
2. Criticizing the Catholic church when you know nothing about it
3. Watching sports (At least I can't take it when I first meet someone)
4. Ignorance

THREE Things I do every day
1. serve a St. Bernard
2. talk to my mom (I think its every day)
3. read things online or around the house

TWO things that make me happy
1. Art
2. art (ha, ha)

ONE thing on my mind right now
1. I hope my brother can make it here okay.