Saturday, November 28, 2009

absence makes the heart grow fonder...

Have you missed me? Have you been longing for me to blog?

Well, I have not been on my blogging "a" game lately. I've been busy with work, which has been completely exhausting the past 3 months. I don't remember a three month window at work when we have consecutively had so many intense and exhausting cases. Couple this with travel, attempting to keep up a social life and being ill since the begining of July...I'm just plain wore out. Hence, the lack of exciting posts and updates.

Two weekends ago, I was lucky enough to head to Columbus for the annual Lens family away Hawkeye game. There, I saw the best football game of my life when Iowa went into overtime with OSU and lost by the skin of their teeth. I had an absolute blast with my friends that live there and my family who traveled just for the game and The Shoe is an amazing arena to watch a game. Wow.

Next weekend I am headed back to Columbus for Holiday Hop and Christmas Gala. The following weekend is also packed with excitement as I have my work Christmas party(always a blast) and Megan's bachelorette party.

Hopefully I will blog again before 2010. If not...Happy New Year!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Does a kiss make you feel better?
Kissables not kisses cure everything. Right Meg?

Have you ever passed out on the bathroom floor?

Do you start the water before you get in the shower or when you get in?
Before. I don't like showers that are too hot or too cold.

What did you do today?
Flew back from Columbus, worked, unpacked, and am meeting a friend in a few.

Have you ever brushed your teeth while in the shower?
I don't think so. That kind of wierds me out.

Have you had more than 3 boyfriends/girlfriends at the same time?
No, sirree.

Ever been in love?
love is love.

Would you rather be in a permanent relationship or play the field?

What is your favorite sport?
to watch: college football, basketball and major league baseball
to play: volleyball and tennis

What color is your shower curtain?

Have you ever had stitches?
surprisingly, no

Did you believe that boys/girls had cooties?
no. i was always smarter than that.

Do you know how to use chop sticks?
yes, but am no where as skilled as brock.

Lyrics stuck in your head?
currently, San Francisco by Brett Dennen. I love him. I love that song.

Do you like the Red Sox or Yankeess?

What are you doing tomorrow?
laundry and working 3-1130

Who was the last person you couldn't take your eyes off of?
probably some hottie

Have you ever given money to a homeless person?
of course. i love the homeless.

Have you ever run over an animal?

What is your favorite cereal?
I don't really like cereal

Have you ever had an Oreo with peanut butter?
No and that sounds gross!

What are you doing right at this moment?
thinking about the call i got almost 10 years ago. :-(

Do you think its right for straight guys to get their tongue pierced?
Piercing your tongue can chip your teeth. You know how I feel about nice teeth.

Where's your favorite place to be?
with my friends and family

What's your favorite song?
depends on my mood

Are you more of a coffee or alcohol drinker?
water. i drink a lot of water.

Have you ever thrown shoes on a telephone wire?

Have you ever been skinny dipping?
too many times to count

Have you ever been arrested?

Do you dream in black and white?

Do you talk in your sleep?

Do you snore?
Sometimes. Hopefully that will stop soon.

Are you a redneck?
I can be.

Funniest thing you heard all day?
it's far too inappropriate to put on here.

Have you ever gotten a mosquito bite on your face?

What are you afraid of?

What do you look like right now?

Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?
i could. if i wanted to.

Who's bed were you on last?
a hotel... i was out of town

Does anyone have feelings for you?
i don't know

Are you happy with the choices you've made?
no regrets

Whens the last time someone of the opposite sex told you they miss you?
several this weekend.

Are you excited for anything?
i'm always excited for life

What were you doing last night at midnight?
laying awake in bed

Would you be able to date someone who doesn't make you laugh?
absolutely not

Could you ever be friends with the person who hurt you most in life?
it depends what it was.

Is there someone you really like to hang out with and just talk about stuff?

What’s more important, trust or happiness?

What was the last thing you drank?

If you were offered to smoke some weed right now would you accept?

Where is the shirt you are wearing from?
i have no idea

What is on your wrists right now?

What does the outfit you are wearing look like?
jeans and a long sleeved t

Do you have to sleep with a television on?

Do you know anyone named: John, Mike, Nathan, Joe, Tim?
all of the above

What was the last movie you watched?
Shrek the Third at work with the kids. For the millionth time.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Dwight Yoakam sausage links and Iowa football

I've been reminded of this story a few times over the past few days. And I have to share it, because it is one of my favorites.

Aaron, Courntey, Nate, Tony, Nadine and I went to Iowa City for the Iowa/MN game a few years ago. Aaron, Court and I being the Iowa fans and Nate, Tony and Nadine the others...We got up at the crack of dawn to start tailgating for the 11am kick off. We made delicious breakfast foods. The MN people brought Dwight Yoakam brand sausages, which we found to be hilarious, because he is a country singer and we had no idea he even had a food line. Well, all of the sausages were not eaten and for some reason(most likely alcohol encouraged) we decided this pole, tree and fence made perfect uprights. By this time, my parents had shown up and were tailgating with us. As I kicked sausages, they all went through the uprights except for one lone sausage that decided to fly off my foot at a 45 degree angle and hit some random man. Needless to say, he was not happy to be nailed by a sausage.

Unfortunately for my dad, he was holding the cup full of sausages that I had been kicking. I simply pointed at my dad, because clearly he was the guilty one holding the sausages. Fortunately, my dad didn't get beat up. Jealous of all the fun we were having, my brother's friend TJ decided that he would also kick a sausage or two. Well, he gave it all his might, slipped on something and ended up flat on his back. Needless to say that was the end of kicking sausage links.

The other reason I was reminded of this story is because Iowa beat Minn by some insane amount of points. Now take die-hard Iowa fans sitting with die-hard MN fans, add alcohol, place them in the MN section at Kinnick and combine it with an ass beating. Aaron and I were completely obnoxious and Nate, Nadine and Tony were not happy about it one bit. I think the thing that really put it over the edge was that every time Iowas kicks off they play "Start me up" by the Rolling Stones. Well, Since Iowa kept scoring, Start me up was played a lot. And every time it was played, we would dance and sing.

Hopefully there will be a replay of these good times when we are all back in Iowa City for the Iowa/MN game in two weeks. Start me up!